Review * Chandra’s Champion by Crystal Dawn

 

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Harley, a New Jersey pack alpha, visits Boomer’s pack to get away from all the bad memories of his marriage and how it brought Chief into his life. When he meets Chandra, he’s immediately drawn to her but how can he trust his feelings after the mess he made with his ex-wife?
Chandra is the last of Opal’s kids to come and see her. But she’s not just visiting, she has a vampire hunting her and a price on her head. Her marriage dissolved too but in the usual way. They just drifted apart and he found someone else. That was when Chief found her and tried to lure her to him. When she refused to join them, they decided to take her out. Now she’s met a male, Harley who seems perfect but how can that be true? She made a mistake before and doesn’t want to make one again.

My Review : 

As a long time fan of this author I grab this book when I saw it was out. This is Book #12 of the great series The White Wolves Series : if you haven’t read it yet start with book #1 that is free at this time at Amazon. Book #1 Series.

So book #12 is Chandra book :   a human archaeologist hunted bye Vampires. She knows she needs help so she runs to family ( Aunt Ariel ) for help. Ariel knows she coming and that shes in danger and will need the help of a mate. Harley is an alpha wolf who has his own problem but when Ariel calls he comes to help. Like all the other books wooing a White wolf is not easy and Chandra has lots to learn about being a wolf and why the vampires are chasing her. You will see lots of the characters from the other books and thats why I suggested to start at the beginning. These book are fun,hot and exciting as we explore the Forgotten One : The White Wolves.   Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bride Pursued * Piper Davenport

Title: The Bride Pursued
Series: The Civil War Bride Series Book 7
Author: Piper Davenport
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Shaye Montgomery is the tour manager for her childhood friend and major recording artist, Rayne Green. Rayne disappears on the night of a sold-out concert in Chicago, leaving Shaye to pick up the pieces while trying to figure out what happened to her friend.
Shaye flies from Seattle to Chicago in an effort to investigate Rayne’s disappearance, and finds herself transported back in time and trapped in a tiny cabin with a badly beaten man.
Laughing Crow is a talented tracker who, while on the way to join his friends in Harrisburg for Thanksgiving, is attacked by a group of men and left for dead. He finds himself being tended to by a beautiful and mysterious woman who captures his heart and turns his life upside down.
Despite his love for Shaye, Laughing Crow must keep her at a distance, in a misguided effort to protect her from society. Heartbroken, Shaye chooses to leave, changing the course of their lives forever.

Will the man known for finding the unfindable be successful in his pursuit of the woman he loves?

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I am going to start with that I have never read this series before but a big fan of the authors writing. So I signed up for the ARC.
This is book 7 & can be read alone ( I did) but you might start I at the beginning of this Time Travel series.
  Yes- modern day women are brought back in time to The Civil War  era ( first as a Southerner : It’s the War between the States) who are in trouble. Shaye is  brought through the portal and meets back with her best friend but also meets Crow. Crow is a half breed Indian an in that time is not an acceptable person. They fall in love and since there marriage or relationship is not accepted so goes home to the modern time. But Crow soon follows and has to adjust to the modern ways of life. With danger around every corner life gets complicated but they have each other and a future to explore.
 I am not a normal time travel reader but this was a great book and loved all the characters. I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series.  Lisa
Piper Davenport is the alter-ego of New York Times Bestselling Author, Tracey Jane Jackson. She writes from a place of passion and intrigue, combining elements of romance and suspense with strong modern-day heroes and heroines.
She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two kids.
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Knox * Hell bound Lovers MC #8

Knox
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #8
by Crimson Syn
Genre: Adult MC Romance
I’ve loved Jade ever since I first laid eyes on her.
She’s always been mine.
And now a dangerous evil wants to take her away from me.
He wants to hurt her, cage her free spirit.
Over my dead body will he lay a finger on her.
No one takes what’s mine.
And no one hurts what I love without paying the price.
She’s my life, my love, my everything.
And I’ll be damned if I lose her.
I’ve been captivated by Knox ever since I met him.
He’s the only man who’s ever cared about me enough to protect me.
There’s no way I’d ever turn my back on him,
or any of the Hellbound Lovers.
They’re not the traditional family, but they’re mine.
I’ll fight tooth and nail for them.
But I’ve been propositioned by an enemy
And now I face my fate.
Protecting Knox is the only things that matters.
No one will take him away from me.
And no one is going to keep me from the man I love. No one.
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       This is book #8 of the series of book and the last of this series with a spin off in the work. With this being said this books was a first in the series for me & first bye this author. So on that I write this review : Knox is ex military & a brother in the club in charge of protecting the dancers at the club the MC runs. Jade is a dancer at the club but so much more she has ties to the club making her off limits to Knox but when you know the one nothing will stop them from getting together. But someone else has eye on Jade an enemy of the club.
 This book has all the elements of a great MC romance -hot alpha bikers -who protect each other & there women they claim when danger comes calling. . Lots of sex and fun this is a great addition to the MC   book series. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.   Lisa
Wolf
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #1
Grayson
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #2
Riggs
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #3
Cain
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #4
Seth
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #5
Gunner
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #6
Diesel
Hellbound Lovers MC Romance #7

My name is Crimson Syn,
not really, but what fun is it to use my real name. Instead I’ll
use my inner goddess’ name, it’s much more fun that way. I
grew up in New York City where I had a wonderful education, loving
parents and awesome friends. What more could a girl ask for?
I started writing at the age of sixteen. The first romance I read was
Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride. Since then I have been
influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more
dashing and daring rogues. I must say it, but Fifty Shades was not my
first erotic romance, nor did it influence me to start writing them.
If you’ve never read Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas,
Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, then
you’re missing out. Those were my sweet introductions to erotic
romance, and boy were they hot.
So here I am, after reading so many wonderful stories, I have too many
sinful tales of my own not to share. I like my alphas rough and
possessive, and I have no shame in saying it or writing it. I had
delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took me to new
worlds and brought me new loves. So, I want to do the same for you. I
want to indulge my readers in those steamy reads that will send them
into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues,
without leaving the confines of their nice warm bed. If I am able to
entice your inner goddesses, then I have done my job and I am
satisfied.
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Lone Witness * Rachel Dylan

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Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.

Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust.

Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?

Net Galley Review:
. The emphasis in this story is the courtroom drama, but there’s some sort of action taking place all through the story. The characters are believable and relatable. There’s a little bit of romance thrown in. A perfect follow up to the first book. If you enjoy crime novels with lots of twist and turns and a dash of a hot protector hero this book is for you.

The Only Thing * Marie Harte

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“Readers will…read this book from cover to cover…and then read it all over again.”—RT Book Reviews for Just the Thing Five Stars GOLD

What do you do when a “fake” relationship is so much better than the real thing?

Hope Donnigan is finlly getting her life together. She’s working a job she likes, has some amazing friends, and is steering clear of Mr. Wrong. Now if only she could get her mother to understand that. Maybe a hot tattoo artist from the other side town is just the ticket to teach her mom a lesson.

J.T. Webster fell for Hope months ago at his sister’s wedding. So when she propositions him to be her fake boyfriend to get her mother off her back, he’s all in. The only problem is J.T. had no idea their pretend relationship would be better than anything real he’s ever had…

The Donnigans Series:
A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2)
The Only Thing (Book 3)

Net Galley Review : You meet the family in Book 1-2 now it’s Hope turn to find a man. To get her Mother off her back about dating . .Hope ask JT to pretend to be her boyfriend this tattoo artist & ladies man has had his eye on Hope but can he be the man Hope needs. Read this fun book & find out how a fake boyfriend becomes real & falling in loves can be dangerous. . I would start with book 1 & work your way to book 3 (trust me) these books are perfect afternoon read full of great characters ,loving family and yes Hot sex. So get ready Hope is done with Mr Wrong & ready for Mr Wright & he’s JT. Lisa

The Big Alpha in Town

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Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today’s hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!

Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.

Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.

No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

From Net Galley : 3 great shifter books from 3 great authors. Each one features a shifter & his mate. Book 1 is a bear shifter alpha who finds his mate while looking for her pregnant sister. The loins are featured in book 2 – and a mate whose his best friend sister. Book3 is a lovely Wood nymph whose looking for a baby Daddy & finds a wolf mate in these fun & sexy short books. A winning combo of great books & authors. Lisa

Blind Betrayal* Book #3 Defenders of Justice

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Casey Sloane has worked at the St. Louis Marshals office for two years and is given a routine assignment to help transport a reporter to D.C. to testify before a grand jury. Valerie, the reporter, was writing a story about an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared and, she later discovered, whose backers purportedly have ties to a terrorist.

When the seemingly ordinary assignment suddenly takes a shocking turn, Casey is forced to put aside her own feelings about the unexpected reappearance of a man from her past as she and two other Marshals take Valerie on the run. And as it becomes dangerously clear Valerie’s testimony has even bigger implications than they knew, they’ll do whatever it takes to make it out alive.

Net Galley Review : Defender of Justice book #3.  Is the 3rd novel about U.S. Marshals service & perhaps a less known part of federal law enforcement. Casey and another marshal are tasked with guarding and transporting a woman who is to be a witness at a grand jury. The testimony would help give the FBI enough evidence to convict a terrorist with a dangerous cell near St. Louis. The terrorist has undercover operatives everywhere. A routine transporting assignment becomes deadly for Casey.This books has it all excitement,terrorist and yes a little romance a perfect book for any fans of this genre.  

Murder with Cherry on Top * Cynthia Baxter

Its Net Galley Sunday ! And I am thinking Ice Cream –

 

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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her ailing grandmother, Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly—until she’s reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . .

Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in the heart of town. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn’t sweetened since high school. And, once again, she’s game for some very unfriendly competition . . .

But before Ashley can kill Kate’s new business, someone kills Ashley—stabbing her to death inside the bakery. Worse, the murder occurs right after the two rivals drew crowds with a heated argument, leaving half of Wolfert’s Roost speculating that Kate was finally pushed over the edge . . .

With rumors swirling and her reputation in serious trouble, Kate is determined to get the real scoop on the crime—even if it means joining forces with a former flame. As she pieces together clues to a chilling scandal, Kate soon realizes that she’ll need way more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae . . .

Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!

Net Galley review – Yum Ice Cream & a new cozy mystery a perfect match. Kate open a new ice cream shop in the area she grew up. But when a childhood rival starts selling ice cream too – murder is next and who is the prime suspect Kate.  A cute coming home cozy mystery with fun characters & hometown charm. And yes – Ice Cream in this start of a new series. Bring me more.   Lisa

ARC What are you Afraid Of ? Alexandra Ivy

The newest book in  : The Agency Series

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SHE’S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS
They aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways . . . no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn’t just a copycat. It’s a vendetta.

NOW HE’LL TEACH HER
Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world’s most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there’s a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he’ll strike next is Griffin Archer—a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her.
 
HOW TO DIE . . .
Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin’s defenses before. He didn’t intend to let it happen again. But with a psycho sending her trophies of his kills, he has no choice but to get involved. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen—someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets. Someone who won’t be satisfied until he has made all her deepest fears come true . . .

Praise for Pretend You’re Safe

 “Alexandra Ivy gives readers a nice balance of romance and suspense in her fast-paced, well-plotted novel.”
—Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author  

 

Net Galley Review – Carmen Jacobs, a well renowned author who’d interviewed the most terrifying serial killers for her book . In the mail she  receives  a package that contains  pictures of The Trucker’s victims.With the police not taking her serious she turns to Griffin for help . But he finds that the killer may have Carmen in his site in the thrilling suspense book. A wonderful book filled with friendship and love and protection from the evil outside .  Lisa 

ARC Fast Burn * Lori Foster

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For the woman who’s his perfect match, he’s willing to break the rules…

The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It’s also something he can’t pursue. Sahara wants him, sure—to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she’s kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn’t hesitate.

Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it’s Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there’s no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They’ll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?

My Review : I love this author’s books and happy yo get my hands on the newest/last Body Armour book . In this book its all about the Owner Sahara & Brand. She may be interested in signing him to a contract with the company but they are so much more together. In this last book that ties all the pieces together with Sahara, Brand & Sahara missing brother in this exciting finish. If you are a fan of this series -its one you want to read.     Lisa 

 

 

 

 

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”Foster writes a tale that is off-the-charts hot and steeped with mystery… Foster has built a library of books that shows why she is one of the best in genre.” —RT Book Reviews on Close Contact (Book 3 of the Body Armor series)

About the Author

Lori Foster is a New York TimesUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. She is the author of A Perfect StormBad Boys in Black TieSinful, and many others. She received the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times in 2001 and her books have been chosen as editors’ picks by Amazon multiple times. Foster is actively involved in charity work, and all of the author proceeds from her anthologies have gone to various organizations, such as the Animal Adoption Foundation, the Conductive Learning Center, and One Way Farm. She lives in Ohio with her high school sweetheart.