I was lucky enough to recieve an A.R.C. of this before the reléase, but that will not color my review in any way.
THE HUNTED HEART. By CARRIE ANN RYAN. ★★★★★ This story is part of the Redwood Pack series
Emeline is an Elder of the pack and is 500yrs old. Like all wolves she only appears to be in her 20s. She has lived in with the other elders until recently, and is just getting used to being on her own. At the moment she is working with the pack healers to cure someone from a magically caused blindness. Noah is a doctor and a young wolf at only 28 years old. He has known since he first met Em that she is a potential Mate. Until she realizes it he will just have to court her, while they work together to find the right mix of magic and medicine to heal his friend. Em sees herself as an old woman and Noah as a very young man with all his life to find his Mate. Someone in the pack is horrified When they see the growing attraction between Noah and Em, and decides to put a stop to it.
This is a fun addition to a great series. With lots of action and sexy love scenes. It doesn't matter If you read it out of sequence. The story stands well on It's own. But does contain a few spoilers If like me you're not yet up to date. I skipped the cast list at the beginning because I didn't want to spoil the books I haven't read yet.
JACKELS MEASURE.. BY MARIE HEART. ★★★★☆ This is obviously part of a series, but not one I have read YET.
All the ancient Gods are having a competition to see who's followers are the strongest, It's called The Games of the Gods. These games are carried out in the human world. Supposedly to keep them fair, and honest. Tariq and his team of jackels represent Anubis the Egyptian God. Tariq has had part of his soul stolen by the God Set. He is an evil cheat. Eden is just a human,(she thinks) who stumbles into a fight between Tariq's team and the Greek team. They try to erase her memory. Eden has always had dreams of other times. Now Set is after her for something she has made. Tariq must keep her out of Set's reach as long as possible. There seems to be a connection between them, as If they have met before. I found this a little confusing until I got into it. I think If I had read the earlier books it would be better. I definitely want to read all of them now. A very HOT read.
ALPHA'S SACRIFICE. By REBECCA ROYCE. ★★★★★
This story stands alone well, but is probably from a very good series that I'm going to find.
Hayden has been made alpha of the Napa pack. He is happily making wine and hoping he will be a good alpha. There have been several werewolves murdered recently by the group known as the True Believers. A crazy woman comes to winery saying she knows all about Hayden and his pack, and insists that they are in grave danger. Chelsea has suffered with visions for years. The True Believers took her off the streets, to experiment on her and use her visions. While she is having what she calls an episode she escapes ,and finds her way to Hayden to save him. The problem for both of them is, when she comes out of her episode she doesn't remember any of it. A very good emotional story, that has drawn me in. I'm now off to find the series it is part of.
TOUCH OF DESIRE BY LIA DAVIS. ★★★★★ This story stands alone well but definitely tempts me to get the rest of the series.
Ashwood and Moonriver packs are pulling their lives back together after a destructive attack. The Jaguars and Wolves working hard to put defenses in place and re-build. Cora has lost her whole family and her wolf is terrified and hiding deep inside her. As a submissive Cora finds it hard to cope, or ask for help. She has known for ages that Torin is her Mate,but he is a strong dominant enforcer. He deserves better than a broken wolf. Torin needs Cora as his Mate but knows how scared she is. He has to make her strong enough to take her place by his side. The pack still face danger from outside. A very emotional and beautiful love story. I will be getting the series.
SANGUE FEVER BY ANN MAYBURN ★★★★☆
This story seems to be a stand alone. Lisbetta is a very lonely vampire. She has spent her six hundred years taking revenge on her first maker. Sargon is an extremely powerful master vampire, who rescued her from the evil one who turned her, and has helped and loved her ever since. Lisbetta is finding it difficult to trust anyone. Because her turning was a nightmare that lasted years,she has always refused to make a progeny. Tyler is a mature man who knows what he wants, and will do anything it takes to make the beautiful Lisbetta his. The sexy cowboy has to make a life changing decision. With the help of Sargon who will do anything to make Lisbetta happy, Tyler will convince her they should be together forever.
This story is about learning to give yourself totally to love in all It's forms. A very sexy short story.
FORBIDDEN RESCUE. BY HEATHER LONG. ★★★★★
This story is from the Watchers series. The Watchers are the ones who keep work to keep the balance between Heaven and Hell. A triumvirate made up of a Nephilim, a Demon and a Witch are in charge. Jubilee Spector is running for her life from drug dealers out to kill her. She has ratted them out in an attempt to protect her brother. A door opens as she is running, so she bolts through it. One look of the nearly naked man in the room and Jubilee thinks it might be safer outside. Fox Arada is a fox shifter for the Watchers. He is on leave for two days. When the Jubilee's fight comes to his room, he finishes it. The problem now is the girl has seen what he is,that is forbidden. Fox decides to protect Jubilee even from his bosses. The need he has to save her is so strong it allows him to defy the blood bond. When his boss shows up they find out that Jubilee is a lot more than even she knew. This is a very exciting story that has got my one click finger itching. I'm off now to find this series.
This whole anthology has been brilliant. There are new to me authors to read lots more from. They are all sexy stories of varying heat levels. Paranormal romance of all types. Vampire,Shifters, Demons and even Angels. Great fun.
Six sizzling paranormal romances keeps readers on their toes as alpha heroes and heroines overcome dark pasts to find their own happily ever after. Visit beloved characters from the Redwood Pack series, the Fallen Alpha series, and the Ashwood Falls series and find new characters to love as you are introduced to new worlds.
These fast paced and smooth flowing plots keep the readers shivering in anticipation with action, drama, suspense, and romance. The authors bring each of their stories to life with well written words and details that capture the imagination and well orchestrated suspense and drama draw the reader deeper into the stories while the strong bewitching characters are easily related and grab the reader’s attention and ensure that the reader turns page after page.
Each story is full of lots of chemistry and red hot passion in each and every story that leads to scorching hot sex scenes including ménages. The reader can’t help but get caught up in the drama and excitement that revolve around the characters and their search for their happily ever afters.
Devastating secrets from the past are revealed in the mesmerizing Ashwood Falls romance as Noah courts Emmaline hoping she’ll recognize the mating bond.
Join in the Game of the Gods as they manipulate the mortal world as the author brings the Ludos Deorum series to life with some unique and fascinating characters and elements.
The True Believers are once again wrecking havoc and lies in the quest to destroy anyone different and currently that puts Hayden and his newly found mate in their crosshairs in this exciting addition to the Fallen Alpha series.
Cora’s lost too much in her dark past and it’s interfering with her wolf and her mating to Torin in this captivating Ashwood Falls story.
Intriguing elements and twists fascinate readers in the bewitching vampire romance Sangue Fever where Lisabetta yearns for something more.
Fox rescues a human woman who fascinates him and her secret threatens the Watcher’s world in this fascinating new world where balance is everything in a war between heaven and hell.
While I wish each story was longer, I found each and every story to be enjoyable and entertaining with lots of fascinating characters, intriguing twists and elements and there was never a dull moment.
‘Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review."
Just finished Carrie Ann Ryan, story I loved it. Emiline and Noah story from the Redwood series, it was touching, to see a 500 year old wolf Emiline fall for 28 year old wolf Noah. Such a sweet sexy story, about love and devotion.