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Temptation in Shadows
Temptation in Shadows
Price: £0.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More please!, 10 Sep 2014
Originally published several years ago in the anthology "The Bodyguard" GW again displays a great writing style and produces a pair of leading lovers that can break your heart.

Gabrielle Huit is a survivor. Running away from home as a kid she, along with 9 other children, were captured by a mad scientist and experimented on. Turned into a human computer, with the ability to download any computer file with her mind, Gabby could now be considered one of the biggest security risks out there.

When the organisation Rose Briar obtains a lead as to her whereabouts, agents Sean and Rowan are assigned to watch her whilst Rowan has the additional duty to seduce her into trusting him. From the moment Sean sees a picture of Gabby he is reluctant for Rowan to ply her with his charm, yet his own ability to call shadows to him and conceal everything around him is more likely to send Gabby running. Yet Rowan's infamous charm doesn't appear to work, and it is Sean that Gabby clearly has an interest in.

When Sean's plan to earn Gabby's trust spectacularly backfires, he's suddenly aware that someone out there has the ability to track Gabby. It's becoming increasingly clear that someone wants Gabby dead, but Sean will do everything in his power to keep the woman he has fallen in love with safe.

I love this author and I'm rarely left disappointed by her books. "Temptation in Shadows" is another cracking read, with plenty of supernatural elements, action, adventure and of course a heated romance. As a standalone novella this worked well, but it could easily have been part of this author's "Otherworld Assassin" series. Unfortunately there are some parts of the story line that remain a mystery; and will continue to do so as it looks like there are no further books that feature Briar Rose or the very special agents it employs.


Zonaton
Zonaton
Price: £2.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unlikely love blossoms but can it have a future?, 8 Sep 2014
This review is from: Zonaton (Kindle Edition)
At the age of five, every child must undertake The Walk. Most survive, but there are those few that are plucked from the crowds of children to be devoured by the alien gerons. Emmala is of the age to take The Walk, but it is not the gerons that frighten her when a child is grabbed by one. Garnering the interest of a large adult geron, it appears to protect Emmala before carrying her away.

Yet Emmala isn't eaten or abused by the winged geron. Instead she finds comfort in his presence and as she matures and learns more about the geron culture, the reader too learns that there is far more to the actions of the gerons when they cull the herd of children that take The Walk every year. Emmala and her geron Zonaton become a Pair, yet Zonaton's feelings are far deeper for the human girl than they should be, whilst Emmala too finds herself falling in love.

The geron culture is interesting plus there are some entertaining and original ideas. Although the romance between Emmala and Zonaton is not physical, he's able to use some alien powers to create a dream lover, whilst Emmala is sexually curious enough to try experimenting with a blast from the past. There is also some unexpected drama and an increase in tension as prejudices escalate into violence which jeopardies the lives and future happiness of Emmala and Zonaton.


Within the Flames (Dirk & Steele)
Within the Flames (Dirk & Steele)
Price: £4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Dirk & Steele" series book 11, 8 Sep 2014
At last Eddie gets his own novel. The pyrokinetic has proven quite handy to have around in previous books, yet he faces his greatest challenge yet when he meets a woman that doesn't calm the fire inside him, but instead sets it blazing into an inferno.

On the run for the last 10 years, shape shifter Lyssa endangers anyone she becomes close to. The dragon inside her sleeps, whilst her mother's heritage remains dormant if she never kills. Yet her enemies draw closer, plus Lyssa is plagued by nightmares but finds comfort in a pair of dream eyes. When she physically meets the owner of those eyes she wants nothing more than to bolt, but Eddie is determined to stay by her side and protect her.

This is a great addition to this series. Both Lyssa and Eddie carry an abundance of emotional scars, but even as they are hunted they find the other heals a part of their broken soul. There's plenty of magic plus some bloodthirsty action as Lyssa's enemies stalk her, whilst Eddie proves to be hero material. Expect a heated romance between a man who wields fire and a woman who can shape shift into a dragon.


Stone Destiny (Stone Passion #3)
Stone Destiny (Stone Passion #3)
Price: £2.03

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Stone Passion" series book 3, 8 Sep 2014
ACW definitely saved the best for last. The final part in her gargoyle romance series is a cracking read and a fabulous end to this trilogy. Of course there's no surprise that Ferris takes the lead role. Now a young woman, she's known for 5 years that she loves Armand and would become a gargoyle in a heartbeat to spend eternity with him. Yet Armand thinks he's wrong for Ferris, and does all the wrong things for the right reasons. When he gives up his nights to another woman he knows will reject his gift, he then spends his very limited time with Ferris until he turns into stone. Ferris is distraught that the man she loves is now a statue likely to only return to life when she's an old woman. Yet she has this opportunity to develop and despite her all-consuming love for Armand, she does carve out a life for herself.

There are some heart-breaking moments to the plot, plus some clever and entertaining ideas; resulting in some totally unexpected twists and turns. Despite their time apart, the romance between Ferris and Armand remains hot; regardless of their many misunderstandings. There were times that I thought Armand acted incredibly stupidly, yet as the story line unfolds, the reader begins to understand the reasons behind his actions. There is a strong magical element throughout, with appearances from a number of supernatural creatures and a particular God makes a significant impact in Ferris' life. 4½ stars


Rising (The Rising Series)
Rising (The Rising Series)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Rising" series book 1, 8 Sep 2014
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The prologue in this book immediately intrigued, whilst the first chapter set the scene as to who was considered the enemy and what the good guys would be prepared to do to save not only their own underwater world, but possibly human kind as well. Yet I found the first third or so of this book hard going, driven on to continue reading in the hopes that the action would pick up from its pedestrian pace.

Travelling from his home deep within the ocean dagonian Xanthus has been granted human legs by the sea god Triton. He wants to try to convince mankind to stop polluting the oceans, yet he despises these land walkers. He's initially shocked to find a female dagonian living on land, but then is disgusted to learn that the woman that intrigues him is half human with no knowledge as to her heritage. Instead Sara believes herself deformed and has sent her life wheelchair bound.

The action does eventually spread up when Sara faces danger, plus I became more absorbed when the setting changed to Atlantis. The little twist the author added came as no surprise at all, but there are some intriguing elements to the plot, plus the mermaid mythology is enjoyable. 3½ stars


Witch Hunt (The Gryphonpike Chronicles Book 1)
Witch Hunt (The Gryphonpike Chronicles Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars “The Gryphonpike Chronicles” series book 1, 30 Aug 2014
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There is a very old school sword and sorcery feel to this novella which I found appealing. The protagonists are all interesting, and although the focus is on the mute elemental elf known as Killer, her companions are equally entertaining. There’s Azyrin; a half orc mage and his human wife Makha; the warrior of this band of intrepid heroes. There’s also pixie-goblin Rahiel and her familiar (a miniature pink unicorn named Bill). There is Drake; another human who may be handy to have around in a fight, but whose greatest gift appears to be his ability to seduce noble ladies and last but not least Killer’s faithful companion Shade; a mist-lynx. When they are caught up in a quest to save a dying town from the witches that have cursed them Killer and her gang are soon facing a tougher fight than they anticipated.

Although I liked the characters and plot a lot, I had one major issue. Although this is the first book in a series, it actually reads like the 4th or 5th. As the Gryphonpike group are firmly established, I would have liked a back history as to how they met each other and their circumstances leading up to them banding together. That aside, any fans of authors such as Mercedes Lackey, David Eddings and the like with thoroughly enjoy this book.


The Devil's in the Details
The Devil's in the Details
by Kimberly Raye
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The start of a quirky new supernatural series, 30 Aug 2014
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Jess (aka Jezebel) Damon has gone legit. For 2 years now she’s not given in to her overactive succubus hormones after deciding to save herself for The One. She’s determined to make it as a wedding planner, and as a hopeless romantic at heart, at every wedding she organises a little extra surprise to make a special day extraordinary. Her mum however has no knowledge of this; instead believing her succubus daughter to be sleeping with the groom to be and the wife to be plus behaving as destructively as possible to ruin each wedding. Of course her mum would think the worst of her, after all her mum just happens to be Satan. Yep the greatest myth perpetuated is that the big guy and his 3 demon brothers rule Hell but this isn’t strictly true. Instead Jess’ mum Lillith (aka Satan) and her aunties Lucy (Lucifer), Bella (Belial) and Levita (Leviathan) have been head honchos for millennia.

What could be worse than her mum finding out Jess loves planning weddings? Her mum demanding that her daughter organise her own mother’s wedding in order to unite her power with an ancient demon and turn Hell into a dictatorship in which her mother rules supreme. Jess has only 2 weeks to plan and arrange a perfect day for her mother; tiny skull favours, withered roses and chocolate dipped rodents will set the scene nicely. Yet someone out there doesn’t want Jess successfully pulling off the wedding from (literally) Hell plus dealing with a Bridezilla that can set fire to you with her eyeballs can be tricky if her mum doesn’t like something. To add further chaos, a demon slayer knows what Jess is and is threatening to kill her. Luckily said demon slayer has no idea that she is actually the daughter of Satan, but even so it’s unlikely he’s The One despite the attraction between them.

This book and its heroine reminded me of Mary Janice Davidson’s hapless vampire queen Betsy. Jess is fairly feeble as a demon; she leaves the blood drinking, maiming and devilish politics to the rest of her family, and would rather eat chocolate than a roasted kidney or someone’s arm. She’s easily frazzled yet somehow always manages to pull through and deliver. There’s a light hearted quirkiness to this book despite the fact the majority of characters are pure evil, plus Jess remains likeable throughout when she could easily have become annoying.


Stone Romance: Stone Passion #2
Stone Romance: Stone Passion #2
by A. C. Warneke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Stone Passion" series book 2, 30 Aug 2014
The second book in this fantasy romance series, it is now time for Jenna (Melanie's sister) to meet and fall in love with a gargoyle as well. Although Jenna is immediately attracted to Rhys (Vaughan's brother) she has responsibilities Melanie did not when permanently binding herself to a supernatural lover; a small daughter. Ferris is delightful, a whimsical child who not only believes in a magical world, but is destined to grow up in it.

Parts of this story overlap the events that occurred in book 1 "Stone Lover". As Melanie and Vaughan have yet to achieve their HEA, Jenna and Rhys start looking for ways to help. Along the way they indulge in plenty of red hot sex and fall in love.

I confess it's been several years since I read "Stone Lover" and as a result I felt this impaired my reading experience of this book. Although I enjoyed "Stone Lover" at the time, I have no real recollection of the ritual that Melanie and Vaughan underwent or the meaning of him "giving up his nights" for her and she "accepting his gift" and becoming immortal. Jenna and Rhys start to consider this future too, but as there are no further explanations of what these rituals mean, I felt a little lost. Aside from that there are some memorable characters introduced; Medusa and her history is particularly interesting, plus there is a whole new group of hunky gargoyles. I had an inkling who Armand could end up with and it looks like my assumption has proved correct after reading an excerpt of book 3 "Stone Destiny". I look forward to Armand falling love and will not be waiting several years before reading his book.


Inferno: Number 4 in series (Chronicles of Nick)
Inferno: Number 4 in series (Chronicles of Nick)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars “Chronicles of Nick” series book 4, 30 Aug 2014
Teen Nick is still trying to avert his future metamorphosis into the Armageddon bringing, killer of all he loves demon king the Malachai. He’s down a friend as he uncovers that his girlfriend Kody has a hidden agenda; learning that the girl you love has orders to kill you will definitely end a relationship. Nick may be nursing a broken heart but there are other girls noticing him at last, yet one may appear more than she seems and is ready to twist Nick’s present life in order to warp his future further.

As expected from this author, there is plenty of action and drama. Nick walks a tightrope as he interacts with those who have no knowledge of what he is or what he is destined to do; yet there are still plenty of characters around who stand on opposite sides. Yet even some of Nick’s friends can’t necessarily be trusted, whilst new enemies make themselves known. There’s plenty of underhand manoeuvring, and although at last some juicy titbits are revealed (yes we finally learn who Kody really is) there’s still plenty left to uncover, plus the way the storyline twists and turns you never know what is likely to happen next. A good example of this is the phenomenal ending, which leaves me wondering what on earth SK has planned for a young Nick in the next books “Illusion” and “Instinct”.


The Huntress
The Huntress
Price: £1.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mama Mea!, 15 Aug 2014
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This review is from: The Huntress (Kindle Edition)
Where do I start with this book? Great characters? Definitely; leading lady Mea is one heck of a heroine, whilst her android Warren and her healer unit Ema are infused with enough personality to make them more than the machines they are. Great plot? Again an emphatic yes. Genetically enhanced, Mea is one of the best Hunters around; if not the best of a group of elite warriors who police the known universe. She's planet side on a hunt when she becomes intrigued by a new target; the Hunter like Terrick (aka Stone) and young girl Regan who clings to him following a traumatic event. Mea knows exactly what she wants, as does Regan; however the emotionally stunted Stone has no idea how to handle two females that fall in love with him.

This book is a fabulous read and I urge any fans of futuristic romance who love a heroine that can kick some serious a**to give it a go. The futuristic setting is well done whilst the advanced technology proves useful in a number of ways. There are some heart breaking moments plus plenty of steam as Mea and Stone's attraction grows stronger. There's a set of short stories available which continues on with the adventures of Mea, Stone and Regan. I've read the available excerpts and plan to quickly grab a copy of "Stepping Stones".


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