lundi 26 février 2018

Dalig Hund Wolves series book 1&2 by Emma Alysin

Hello to all!

Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on two novella by Emma Alysin taking place in the same universe as the author is releasing them again ( changing the order among other things)...there is a change of covers too and to be honest if the new ones may reflect more on the story i really prefer the precedent ones so it's those i will show you.

Happy reading

Mated to the Enemy Alpha

If you are looking for a erotic paranormal romance short story this is one for you.  Don't expect romance as there quite a bit of  non consensual scenes ( wolf's part agrees as their are mates but it's no romance just instinct)
it's not bad written and quickly read.

The main plot is light the heroine goes in to get revenge and instead find her mate and they do jump on each other too quickly to my taste i think it could have been better if the story was longer and if they took their time but since it's a novella all is a bit rushed.

Taken by the Werewolf ( Dalig Hund Wolves 2)

First, better to let you know that this short novella takes place around the same time as  "Mated to the Enemy Alpha" and not just after so some events are seen in both story but from a different angle.

It's a paranormal erotic romance but i appreciated that it was less violent ( the steamy parts not the story as itself) even if there is more dirty language involved. It's a very steamy one, way too short novella , for example i would have loved if we knew a bit more about what was happening to the sister after so the end is kind of abrupt.

Globally i prefer this story as we get to see a bit more about the pack law, habits etc from this universe and i loved the characters more.

mardi 20 février 2018

Suzanne Johnson day!

Hello to all!!

i know it's a bit late but i couldn't keep it secret.... today Suzanne Johnson/ Susannah Sandlin is taking over at The Romance of reading on Facebook  with lot of giveaway open to international.

So If you are on facebook hurry and ask to be entered in the group if you are not already and particiapte.

Good Luck to all!!

Appalachian Abduction by Debbie Herbert

Hello to all!

           Today i'm sharing with you a book that can be considered as part of a series while being a standalone as we see characters from Appalachian Prey that i reviewed earlier this year here so readers shouldn't lost.

I hope you are ready for more suspense romance

Happy Reading
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
Publication: 2018
ISBN:  1335526277
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

 A small-town cop must protect a beautiful rogue undercover detective.

Trespassing, fleeing a peace officer…hell, she’d aimed a gun at his chest! Officer James Tedder can’t help but admire her fight. And undercover detective Charlotte Helms will never quit. She’s on a personal mission: rescue her best friend’s daughter…and bust the child-trafficking ring that lured her away. When they’re forced to become partners, James must trust Charlotte to have his back. But can he trust her with his heart?

My opinion:
          Lavender Mountains are really not a safe place to live as it seems. This book take place after " Appalachian Prey" and we see Liland and Harlan but this book focus on another couple Lilah's brother James (jimmy) and Charlotte so this one can really be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

James is working under Harlan after being retired from the military but he still has some bad effect from his time in Afghanistan  and he does doubt himself...when he discover an intruder in his father's cabin he isn't letting go until he discover the real story of Charlotte and when he does he can't leave her alone.
I loved that he was loyal, he is determined but also a bit wild. He does his job well but we can see that it doesn't complete him yet. He is also resourceful and quite stubborn.
Charlotte also is really stubborn...she has a lead to find the missing daughter of her friend and she let nothing get in her way but doing so she also renounce to help she really need. When she is forced to trust James...she tries not to let her past dictate her reaction but it's not easy and she sure is paranoid. However, i do admire her determination.

Both have been hurt and learning to work together quite a bit like them against the world help them to heal bit by bit .

Now, the investigation is interesting, the action fast paced but i did prefer Appalachian prey. In this book we get less info about the setting, the people but really focus more on Charlotte and James past which is good but i kind of missing the  rural ambiance. Also Harlan was a bit strict and while that's normal  with his past he should have been more open minded in my opinion. he did well but not fast enough and not the right way so for those who have read the other story it can be disappointing but for new reader it should be a problem at all.

So all together it's a good romance suspense that works perfectly as standalone without cliffhanger .

mercredi 14 février 2018

Mississippi Blood Cake ( Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries 2) by A. Gardner

Hello to all,

 Since today is St Valentine i decided to share my opinion on the last book i fell in love with. Really i asked to review it because it was a genre and a setting i loved but i wasn't expecting such pleasure so while you eat some chocolate.....

Happy reading!
Publisher: Gardner Books
Publication: 2018

Genre: paranormal cozy mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 The Greene sisters are back in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!

Kill 'em with kindness . . . or just kill 'em.

A simple act of southern hospitality pulls Ember Greene into a murder investigation when she finds her new neighbor, a vampire exec at Corpse Corp., dead. And the mysterious wound that killed him points to someone she least suspects.

The coastal town of Misty Key is in a frenzy with the annual craft fair approaching, a ghastly remodel at the Crystal Grande Hotel, and a Peeping Tom haunting the streets at night. But with the family bakery struggling to stay afloat, Ember doesn't have time for gossip.

Until her friend is framed for murder.

To save an innocent soul, she enlists the help of a bloodhound named Yogi and her sister who sees the dead and uses her psychic gifts to snuff out the real killer. Something isn't right in the magical world, and a trail of clues leads her to another victim – one with a secret worth dying for.

Can Ember catch the murderer and save the family bakery?

Book 2 in the Southern Psychic Sisters mystery series! A light-hearted cozy mystery featuring quirky small-town characters, magic, and recipes. This book does not contain cliffhangers, graphic violence, gore, or profanity.

My opinion:
          Fabulous!!! I loved this paranormal cozy mystery...really it was read in one sitting and  i'm just wanting to read more now. The story is great well paced and  great bonus (cherry on the cake) i didn't guess all what was happening in the first chapters. No , there are a lot of twists and so well written that you keep being surprised until the end so this one is definitively a favourite.

I guess i should explain a little more, this is the second book in the series but you can jump in the wagon without worry of being lost. Ember is a seer with the power of numbers...she is born in a seers family so her sisters and mother also have powers but each one has a different one , like Stevie the oldest who see the this universe Seers are seen as mediator between aside from a mundane job to have funds to live they must work free for the greater good...Ember works in the family bakery- as far from the oven as possible-but when her neighbour is killed in strange circumstances and one of her shifter friend is being accused she must discover the truth and quickly but vampires dead or alive are not the most cooperative being.

I loved to see the relation between the sisters and how different they are, Ember is really cute and i loved the fact she was not perfect , far from it even. She is loyal and still learning her gift so i really admired her.I would also love to learn more about Stevie, her gift isn't the easiest and as single mother she must even have harder but still she is smiling and cooking fantastic cake to make other happy. Aqua is the rebel one and she can be funny but i most loved the dog Yogi. Thad is funny and i definitively want to learn more about him too.

This is the perfect book if you want a cozy mystery with paranormal element set in the south so i recommend it without any hesitation while waiting for book 3!

Score:  5/5

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

lundi 12 février 2018

Release Me (Storm Lords 3) by Nina Croft

Hello to all,

                     Winter certainly came late but now it's here full force with more than one week under zero...which give me plently of time to read. I've always loved what i 've read from Nina Croft and there is one series i somewhat missed " Storm Lords"...this week the third instalment release in a anthology so i had to discover it even if it was totally out of order ( thankfully i got the book i missed now as i need them^^)

So until i give you my opinion on the first two books let's see this 3rd one.

Happy reading

Publisher: nina croft
Publication: 2018
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong
Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+

Description from nina croft website :

 A thousand years ago, Finn Stanton was given a chance to get back the woman he loved enough to break the laws of Heaven. All he has to do is find her, and all she has to do is say I love you.

Never going to happen.

Having drunk of the Elixir of Life, Rachel Miller’s soul is tied to the earth in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth. A widow, she lives with her six-year-old son in a strict religious community. She has no memory of the lives she has lived, though she is haunted by a love she can’t remember and a loss she can’t overcome.

Finn has no plans to even look for his wife. He betrayed her once, and the best thing he can do for her now is stay away. But fate has a way of hijacking the best of plans and Finn comes face to face with Rachel. Now he has five days before he loses her forever.

My opinion:
          For my first step into this universe i was happily surprised as i didn't feel as i was missing any important elements, we get a few background info and learn more about the universe along the story, so even if it's book 3 you can start with this one and, like me,  jump on what you missed after.

Finn is an alpha but one very protective...and i guess the wolf part is part of the reason that while alpha he doesn't try to dominate Rachel. On the contrary, he still feel guilty for what happened thousand years ago and he is willing to pay for that.
I loved to see him  try to do the right thing.

Rachel has a kind of secluded life but for someone with her power it was probably best as she is really a good person, she is very innocent and following her instinct. She grew on me very quickly.

I loved the universe with angel, fallen ( or so called) angel but more importantly i loved to se how each character lived the situation and still kept hope.

i would say that i only regretted 2 things, one part  2 (or max3) paragraphs seemed to me as repetition and in such a short book, i don't need to have explanation repeated to me ( then in an arc it can happen and final version could differ slightly so it didn't affect my opinion). Then...the ending i would have loved to know more about what Gabriel thought of Cassia intervention because it should definitively count as a breach of the contract and i would have loved to see the reaction of the wolves after but it's only me

so i do recommend this book if you love paranormal romance with fallen angel and shifters

Score:  3,5/5

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

mardi 6 février 2018

Review: Omega sector: under siege by Janie Crouch book 1 &2

Hello to all

While it's really freezing here, i'm enjoying reading by the fire since i managed to read two books from a favourite author and since they are part of a serie i opted to give you my opinion  of both of them at the same time.

Let's start with Daddy Defender first book in the Omega Sector: Under Siege series

I loved this book! So far when looking for a good or excellent romance suspense i was never disappointed by this author.

This is kind of a spin off from the main serie " omega team" if we want but we get the same elements we adore. Military alpha men completely at their love interest service. 
In this case we follow Ashton who put this saying into action as he accepts to be seen as the handy man by Summer...while he is in fact elite of the SWAT....He is in loves with her but thinks he has no right as he thinks himself guilty for her husband death as he couldn't save him leaving her alone with a baby girl...For him it's a way to stay near at first to check on her but as his feeling grew it's all what he is allowing himself to get.
Summer is attracted by Ashton and thus call him to repair all what is possible....she doesn't know how to let him know she is interested so she is hesitant but that was cute and her little girl is irresistible when she calls her a-ta^^

I loved to see how their relationship changed with all what was happening and Summer reaction to all of it is more than admirable. She think everyone sees her as a fragile thing but she has an inner strenght bigger than even what she gives herself credit for.

The investigation is perfectly written ( motive, rytmm) and we are on edge to see who get caught and how, while hoping the two main bad characters will pay sooner than than later. This one is a rollecaster of emotion too as there is what they thing to be several investigations going on and the team won't be unscathed ( really why him i loved that character!)but we definitively want more

Then Protector's Instincts second book in the Omega Sector: Under Siege series

As much as i loved all the rest i've read from this author, this book wasn't a favourite at's well written but i really couldn't see the characters as believable so while i really enjoyed the investigation, the action etc it took my pleasure down a little too much.

Zane is feeling guilty for not protecting Caroline, that i can easily understand and his reaction makes perfect sense. I liked how he tried to do what he thought the best . He is really a touching character.
It's Caroline behaviour that bothered me the most.....i liked the fact she was trying to go over the trauma she suffered and how the author showed the difficulty she still had and the frustration it caused. She doesn't want to be seen as the eternal victim she wants her life far perfectly understandable and believable......the fact she would like to go with Zane again too iunderstand as they were a couple before so theere is a trust between them, a bond aleady forged that while it could have become a bit fragile still exist so far so good. The romance between them is kind of cute but i couldn't get into it because Caroline who was assaulted in such a shape she was in coma for a couple of days recover too quickly in my opinion. Really getting intimate with someone you know after such event isn't easy and that part the author really wrote well...but then saying she went with other less than 2y after the believable i mean to get intimate with someone you need a minimum of trust, after such an event you don't trust that easily or quickly so for me Caroline lost any credit and i couldn't follow her adventures with as much interest as i would have loved.

However while the characters got just a 2/5 for me the story in itself is really good and well worth a 4. i loved the rythm and the twists and it was really great to have some infos on the rest of the omegateam or even get a glimpse of them. If we have read Daddy Defender the story take place just after s it's great but i really think that this book, for the main story, can be read as stand alone we get enough info about the main players and what happened to be immersed into the story even if it's better read in order as the red line in the series the big plot run for all the series not just this book ( when the team will discover the mole really!^^)

so it's a good romance suspense if you want to read one