vendredi 11 janvier 2019

Werewolf's Surrogate by Mia Wolf

Hello to all !


A  new year has started and so far it's a busy one but good one...On the reading side it's also going well and no big disappointment so i'm an happy girl.
Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on a new release " Werewolf's Surrogate" by Mia Wolf.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Amazon
Publication: 2019
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: mild
sex: very steamy/strong
Source: earc

 Description from goodreads :

  What do you do when the heat is unbearable, but your heart isn’t ready?

Rex is the Alpha of Wolf Mountain and the biggest party animal in town. Being hit by his huge claws means being out of commission forever.

But Rex is in trouble. The Elders want him to have a family to secure the pack’s future. And Rex doesn’t want a mate. Luckily, a surrogate by the name of Felicity is the perfect solution.

She’s definitely not his type. And he definitely doesn’t feel completely awkward around her. Definitely not.

Felicity is out of money and has nowhere to go. So when she’s offered a large sum to carry someone’s baby, she says yes. The only drawback is that she has to stay at a mysterious manor with the baby’s father. Which is fine.

Except that the guy radiates arrogance and unfortunately looks like the cover model for a romance novel. His forearms are deliciously muscled and veiny and … Stop! She’s SO not going to drool over him.

But there are secrets at Rex’s manor. And Felicity isn’t safe here.

When an old rival takes everything away from him, can Rex’s primal instinct protect all he has left? With the baby growing in her, can Felicity deny her maternal instinct? And can Rex and Felicity stand the unbearable heat between them?

This story contains mature content and is intended for 18+ readers only



My opinion:
          It was a good read but i didn't  end up completely satisfied..... it's a bit hard to explain. We do get to learn of Felicity 's past which explain a lot why she accepts so quickly the idea of being a surrogate then i was a bit lost with secondary characters...we understand she was roommate with Mary who threw her out but that she has a friend named Angie, who is really kind and protective of her. Then when she speaks of what she could do later the friend name is Mary......to me it sounded completely strange i would have expected Angie or a friend we never heard of but same name as roommate...it may be a detail but it completely cut me from immersing completely in the story.

That put aside it's a really good story, it was fun to see Rex and Felicity start slowly to communicate and care about each other. They are both so different and at the same time have a lot in common.  Rex may be alpha but  he is an hurt alpha. The disappearance of his brother hurt him more than he can show and he closed on himself...seeing him with Felicity was sometimes seeing a teenager 'act  as Rex discover himself at the same time his relationship is developing.

Part of me fear trouble ahead with the boys not adjusting well in the end but for Felicity and Rex this story has an happy ending so i was happy.It was a good but quick read.




Score:  3,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

mercredi 2 janvier 2019

Skin Deep ( Laura Blackstone 1) by Mark Del Franco

Happy New Year!!!!    
I wish you all the best for 2019!!

End of 2018 was hard on me so i'm kind of glad to start a new year and hope for the best!

At least on the reading part it seems promising with the first book i picked from my pile " Skin Deep" by Mark Del Marco which was a new author  for me. I won't say it was an easy read so i'm glad i read it on my day off^^ but i would definitively want more now that i have a better insight on the complex world the author created.

So let's start this year with the first book in the Laura Blackstone serie: "Skin Deep"


Happy reading!!!
Publisher: Ace
Publication: 2009
ISBN:  0441017436
Genre: Urban fantasy, mystery, paranormal suspense
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: bought


Description from goodreads :

  A THRILLING NEW URBAN FANTASY SERIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF UNFALLEN DEAD AND UNQUIET DREAMS.

She'll need to keep up appearances—if she wants to stay alive...

Being an undercover agent has its occupational hazards, but Laura Blackstone makes it look easy. As a spy for a fey intelligence agency, she uses her magical abilities to create disguises that are skin deep glamours that must never be compromised. But when Laura's worlds collide she'll have more to worry about than retiring an identity; she may just lose her life.


My opinion:
          Hard beginning for sure as we get introduced to many characters right at the beginning, some being the same one in fact, so this can lead to some confusion
However, the more you read the more you get immersed as the mystery and intrigue are really well woven and you can't stop reading to discover what lies behind all the events.

The rhythm is perfect , there are dark moments but perfectly balanced with the touch of humour and little bit of flirting from Sinclair , Saffin is a secondary character we come to really love and Terryn is one i want to learn more about ( like how he met Cress for example). We learn a lot about several kinds of fae.

It's definitively a series i want to continue reading but one that must be read at moment when interruptions are not likely to happen.




Score:  5/5


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

mardi 11 décembre 2018

Shamrock (Linear Tactical 3) by Janie Crouch

Hello to all,

I was supposed to post this last week but i got really sick ( still not healed) and between the fever and headache reading or screen were not my friends. Really sorry ( will do better in 2019)
I will try to get back on track soon but to start i'm sharing with you my opinion on a new release in the Linear tactical series by Janie Crouch : Shamrock

Happy reading!

Publisher: Calamity Jane Publishing
Publication: 2018
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: strong,rape allusion
Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Description from goodreads :

Every mission has a price.
He never meant for her to pay it.

Aiden has never left anyone behind. Not a comrade and certainly not an innocent. But when an undercover mission goes wrong, he's forced to abandon a woman trapped in a human trafficking ring.

Violet learned brutally that no one is promised a happy ending. She knows Aiden blames himself for his part, but she refuses to let her abduction define the rest of her life.

She won’t be a victim again. And she’s going after what she wants: Aiden.

Watching Violet transform herself into a fierce warrior is the sexiest thing Aiden has ever seen. The honorable plan would be to stay away from her—let her heal and grow without the shadow of his mistakes clouding her progress—even though every instinct tells him to claim her for his own.


But when they discover the danger they thought they’d left behind is closer than ever, they’ll have to confront their fears and fight side-by-side in order to survive.


My opinion:
          Aiden is deep undercover when he sees something that makes him react....and willing to blow his cover however fate decide otherwise.....Still he can't forget the redhead who simply wasn't in her place and looked like a frightened deer.  I thinks that's quite telling about his character, he knows he is working for greater ends but still he is willing to sacrifices everything

Violet has no idea how bad the world really is before her kidnapping and even then she only get a glimpse as she is kind of protected (her captor are not supposed to harm her and a firm no sex rule is applied) but " kind" is important as she is far from sheltered as well.  I really admired her for surviving that, i don't think my mind would have been as strong.  When released she sure has flashback but she isn't trying to stay at home protected no she wants to become independent and realise her real dream  like opening her bakery.

Really those two were right for each other and i loved to see how Violet's brother Gabriel ( Gabe) was overprotective. their interaction were funny.

What i appreciated even more was the link with the author's other series omega sector that i enjoy as well. We only hear about those characters we don't meet them but that allusion was enough to make me smile and hope for more.

Really it's an excellent instalment even if it's not my favourite couple. I recommend without hesitation.

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

mercredi 5 décembre 2018

Beneath a Sinister Moon ( The Demons Hunters series book 3) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all !!

Less than 3 weeks before Christmas...are you ready?i know for sure that i'm not^^ .However even if i'm deep in gifts making, wrapping etc this week i want to share my opinion about new release with you ( books are always great gift under Cfhristmas tree after all)

so today we start with book 3 ( actually the last) in the Demon Hunter series by DA Roach

Happy reading!!!
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
isbn: 1640344780
Publication: 2018
Genre: YA; urban fantasy
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

  The premonition is clear. Demons are coming for Cassidy, and once her blood has been spilled humanity will be lost. Not only has Tyler been tasked with assassinating Cassidy, but killing her will be the last step he needs to take in order to become a full demon.

Killian knows this and vows to keep Cassidy safe, but not everything is as it seems. Figuring out who to trust, who to confide in isn’t easy. With so much at stake one wrong move could mean the end of the human world, causing Cassidy and Killian to lose everything…even each other.

With a war raging between two sides, Cassidy and Tyler find themselves at the heart of battle between good and evil. She wants to save Tyler. He wants to kill her.

What will it take to restore the balance?


And will Cassidy be strong enough to make the ultimate sacrifice if it means saving the world?



My opinion:
          Captivating, the author took her time to write this book but the wait was more than worth it as the quality is here . We do get our answers ( and if you don't read the epilogue it concludes perfectly).
Our characters are facing their greatest challenge so far and it's far from easy for them.....Cassidy is learning to master new powers while not giving up to her fears after being held by Rya.

Killian is seeing what he really want and must make decision for his clan yes but also for himself. . He must decide if he is willing to let Cassidy join him in the field or to protect her and that's a dilemma for him now even more than before. What he will be willing to sacrifice.

Tyler has choices to make while in demon realm. It was very interesting to see him interact with Jace ; how he was thinking without realizing it.

Then we get the rest of the team Lena, who lost points in my eyes, Casper who is even more my favourite now than before, Jax, Jackson and Skylar as well as all the others.

Really it's a excellent book, fast pace with several twist to keep you hooked. A real page turner with very interesting conclusion. Lot of action, moving moment, heartbreaking ones all very well balanced in the story.

The author did put an epilogue but like she warns reader if you want the story concluded with an HEA and no questions left unanswered just stop before reading it. .The epilogue is back being dark a bit confusing and opening a lot more questions ( for perhaps more books), it does fit the series but for me it was better without it.


Score:  4,5/5 or 5/5 if you don't read the epilogue

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

lundi 26 novembre 2018

Within the Darkest Hollows ( The Demons Hunters series book2) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all,

                    i'm still trying to be ready on time for christmas card exchange and i'm not giving up but i must say i was glad to take a break with a good book as well.
Being part of the read along for the Demons Hunters series by DA Roach it was time to read book 2 and it'sz as good as book 1 so don't hesitate if you read fast you can still join as we will be starting book 3 soon.

Happy Reading!
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Publication: 2016
Genre: YA; urban fantasy
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Cassidy and her mystical ring are stuck in the middle of a battle between the Demon World and the Mortal Realm…

A conflict with the demons has left Killian, head of the Demon Hunters, injured and stripped of his powerful Demon Hunter tattoo. Cassidy is tasked with caring for him in the Human Realm until he is well enough to cross back into the Demon Realm. But soon she notices he is acting strangely and begins to suspect something is wrong.

She seeks help from Serena, a retired Demon Hunter, but it’s too late…

Cassidy returns home to find Killian has gone missing. Tyler, a friend with his own set of mystical powers, shows up to tell her that Killian is at his house demanding a meeting with the Demon Queen Rya. She and Serena have to work fast to find a way to heal Killian and get Cassidy’s ring away from him before Rya is involved. Meanwhile, Tyler and his dad have their own plan to make a deal with the Queen.

The Queen has a decision to make, but not before securing her leverage…

Rya wants time to consider the offer presented by Tyler’s dad, and takes Cassidy to the Demon Realm as collateral. The Demon Queen must choose between Tyler, the mate she was promised, and the mystical ring that was forged for her years ago.

Tyler is forced to face the inner demon he has worked so hard to restrain. Will he succeed, or will he be lost to the darkness, leaving Cassidy to be sacrificed by the demons?

As both sides gain alliances, the tension between the realms grows and the time for action draws near…


My opinion:
          Good, this second instalment takes place just where first one ended and even better we get several point of view as the action takes place in each realms so we can follow what happen to the hunters compound, in the human realm and in the demons one.
Killian has an hard time to cope with everything but loosing Cassidy is the worse so he is willing to work with Tyler even if he is part demon to save her. In the meantime he is searching for allies to rebuild his clan compound and get ready for the war to come. When an angel comes to help it's great but sadly not enough either.
In this book we get to see another side of Killian too he can be really patient and tender.


Cassidy is confronted to things she never expected and it does impact her deeply but since book 1 we know she is strong so seeing her in such a state in moving. Her courage and determination are really showing as despite everything she still think of others.

Tyler learns more about himself but also meet potential allies in Farron and Siobhan...not a friendship but a gesture of faith in a sense and we will get to see if his mind is as strong as we could believe as he has a lot to face from now on.

Really i enjoyed that the quality of writing stayed the same and to see what happen in the demons realm was really interesting. There were moving moments, lot of actions . We do learn a lot but the author also put the elements needed for the war to come answering questions and adding more  as well.

The ending is a bit hard as cliffhanger so i can't wait to jump in book 3


Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

lundi 12 novembre 2018

Between the Bleeding Willows (Demon Hunters series 1) by D.A. Roach

Hello to all...;

              it's a new week and with the end of the year at the horizon the stress of getting ready in gift making is growing. However, this month there is a read along that seemed very tempting and book 1 was free so i had to join and i'm not regretting it at all .

Between the bledding Willows was a great read and i can't wait to start book 2.....you can still join the read along if you are interested ( you can win prize) just check it here.

Now i should try to give you my opinion without spoilers if possible so happy reading.

Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication: 2008/2016
ISBN:  1680585274
Genre: YA, paranormal, urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+


Description from goodreads :

 At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most…

At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring.

She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….

A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.

Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…

When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.
Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.

And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.



My opinion:
          Great first instalment in an excellent YA urban fantasy....we are immediately immerged  in a universe captivating and it becomes quickly a real page turner.

I loved Cassidy, she is courageous and even if she is suffering she wants to help others...she is thrown into a world she had no ideas existed, she gets injured and she still wants to save her friends.
Killian is young but already a leader so when Cassidy follows him she become his responsibility even if deep down something else is growing. He is courageous, determined to do good by his clan even if it means not following his heart.
The secondary characters like Casper are also really interesting and we want to learn more about them.

There are a lot of violence - but they are fighting demons after all,- some moments  are really tearful and at other time we are smiling or laughing so this story really has it all and i do recommend you to try it if you are interested.

the only  thing a little bothersome is the cliffhanger but book 2 is already out so if you want you don't need to wait before continuing their adventures.



Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

dimanche 11 novembre 2018

The Good Griffin ( the Old Black Magic/ Heart's Desired Mate series) by JC McKenzie

Hello to all,


              While it's raining non stop, i enjoy reading more so  you don't have to wait long to get my opinion which can be good. Today i'm sharing my point of view about The Good Griffin a new release by J.C.McKenzie.

Enjoy!
Publisher: JCM Publications
Publication: 2018
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: steamy
Public: 18+

 Description from goodreads :

  He's a good griffin, with a bad temper...
Detective Damian Charming yearns to sweep a certain feisty lynx shifter off her feet. Every time he tries to talk to her, however, he sticks his foot in his mouth. He doesn't mean to sound condescending. Life would be easier if Lucy admitted he knows best, especially now that someone in town has threatened her. He's a good griffin (mostly) until someone messes with what is his.

She's an unlucky lynx with no time for trouble...
Lucy May hates Stillwater detective Damian Charming. Sure, he helped her with a horrible situation and has looks to rival the gods, but he also views lynx shifters as inferior supernatural beings. When someone targets the business she worked hard to create, though, Lucy turns to the one man she knows will mercilessly unearth the culprit.

It's more than just hex appeal...
When a hex sends the town in a storm of sexual shenanigans in the middle of the investigation, Lucy realizes just how bad she has it for the griffin. Now she needs to convince Damian her feelings are true and reel him in before his need for vengeance destroys the entire town.


The books in That Old Black Magic world and Heart's Desired Mate Series can be read as stand-alone stories and in any order




My opinion:
          I loved this romance a lot first it includes shifters but not the usual ones here we have griffin and lynx and it was my first book with a griffin shifter so i was very curious....as for big cats ( there are others than lynx) they are simply too funny in general.

In this case our heroes are in a big misunderstanding, they love each other already but each one think the other feels only hate ....so it's funny to see their banter while they are the only ones blind to their feelings. Damian is very protective of Lucy but isn't talented in communication as a big alpha he tends to order too much. However when some shops and Lucy's get vandalized  our griffin goes on mission to protect her even if it means not following the rules.

Lucy is loyal, kind and her animal part is really funny as a lynx she is a good hunter but thinks that Damian sees her as  under his standard. While she is one of the very few knowing what kind of shifter he really is. Griffin are believed to be legend.

The story is really good with action, twists, humour and lot of romance ; it can be read as standalone without trouble even if i admit i would be happy to discover more about this universe where shifters have magic and where warlocks wander around.

The investigation was interesting, even if we don't get all the answers but i'm hoping  in the future we will get more info.

I do recommend this story if you want a fast but very good and original paranormal romance.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book