Fury Unbound Series, Book 2
“My name is Kaeleen Donovan. I’m a Theosian-a minor goddess. They call me Fury.”
By day, I run the Crossroads Cleaning Company, and I also read fortunes and cast hexes at Dream Wardens, a magical consulting shop. But by night, I’m oath-bound to Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads. Hecate charged me from birth with the task of hunting down Abominations who come in off the World Tree and sending them back to Pandoriam.
On a routine cleaning job in Portside—a boat full of ghosts need their joyride cut short—Tam and I run afoul of the Devani. The ruthless soldiers of Elysium capture him and send him out to the Tremble, a place of wild, chaotic madness. Jason and I devise a plan to sneak in and help Tam escape. But Lyon and the Order of the Black Mist reappear, and I’m on their hit list. Lyon opens a door to the Netherworld and the dead are pouring into the city. Now, we must wade through both the Devani and the dead to save Tam. And we must close the portal on the World Tree before Lyon manages to wake the Elder Gods of Chaos.
Dark, dangerous, unique and suspenseful.
Fury’s Magic is the fast paced, action packed second book of the Fury Unbound series. I adore Fury! She’s strong, loyal and a great friend. Also a total kick butt woman. Fury made strides in dealing with some of her darker emotions. I loved seeing that growth in her, along with learning more of where she’s from. As of lover of lore and legends the origins of the Broken and the Theosians were an added treat for me. Meeting new characters and unexpected twist to the plot kept this reader on the edge of her seat.
Fury’s Magic is truly paranormal at its finest. Ms. Galenorn’s personal touch on myths, legends and lore is imaginative, fresh and exciting. Her world building is an art form in itself. It’s almost like the setting is a character in itself. Yasmine Galenorn’s imagination and talent for weaving words, together to create a fascinating world that draws readers in and makes them never want to leave.
A free copy of this book was provided for review. I voluntarily chose to review this title.
Heaven Hill MC series book 5
Published June 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
Scared, but tough
Christine Stone has lived through a lot since the day she was born. Her older brother left her without a backwards glance, leaving her with parents who wanted to use her to better themselves in their cult-like religious sect.
Days after legally becoming an adult, she’s given to an older man for an arranged marriage that will change her life forever. Escape is the only way her life can be saved. When she succeeds and sets out to make a new life for herself, she meets Travis Steele—communications and security officer for the Heaven Hill MC.
Protector of secrets
Level-headed and steady
Travis Steele has been on the periphery of the Heaven Hill MC for a long time. Quiet, he takes his job seriously. He is the protector of the group, in charge with keeping family and friends safe.
When one meeting with the sister of his friend turns into more, he struggles with where to draw the line. She needs a friend, and Travis prides himself in being what other people need, often sacrificing himself for others. As he discovers the life that Christine has been forced to live, it opens up old wounds, new wounds, and secrets that everyone thought long buried.
Turning a chance meeting into love is hard, especially when everyone has a dirty little secret.
Christine is a battered woman, but far from broken. A survivor. Strong but scared of her own shadow. Trying to keep the past behind her, she did not keep her head down at the time and caught the eye of the one man whom can both help and hurt her. Trust and truth are the two hardest thing for Christine. The are no words for Christine strength. Even with trying to make a new life for herself, she puts the well being of those she loves above herself.
Steele smart and quite. If there is such a thing as a geeky bad ass bike, that would be Steele. Trusted with the clubs safety, the man is tech genus in his own right. Don’t let the glasses fool you, he can and will kick your ass. Under the leather and tats is man that goes above and beyond to show a woman that has been hanging by a thread that there are good men in the world. Helping Christine puts his ass in the line with the club. When the danger she is running from puts heat on the club, Steeles has more than one Dirty Little Secret surface.
This is one powerhouse of a book. How Ms. Briscoe is able to write a bad ass who is so caring, sweet and self giving is beyond me. Travis Steele takes the cake on that one. With each book of the Heaven Hill MC series, not only do we get this awesome story of the put together family and the f-ed up stuff that happens to them that makes us love them. We see a writer that has really found her place in this world of books, that I love. Ms. Briscoe has pure talent for character writing. Making each of her lead men very distinctive and very memorial. Creating a family with a vast range of personalities , qualities and flaws that make me want to keep reading.
Dirty Little Secret is to date Ms. Briscoes best book in my opinion. Dark secrets line a complex story that test brotherhood and loyalty. A book that will make your heart heavy to read and a lasting smile upon completion. Ms.Briscoe holds nothing back with Dirty Little Secret.
Carrie Ann Ryan
Redwood Pack #7
With her blue-black hair and striking green eyes, Cailin Jamenson is the epitome of beauty and the exemplar of strength. She has fought the enforced boundaries of being the lone Jamenson daughter and Redwood Pack princess, but it is the potential future with the dark wolf in her path that threatens everything she thought she desired.
Logan Anderson’s own darkness provided the reasoning for his abandonment of his former Pack, the Talons. Now, newly accepted into the Redwood Pack, this jade-eyed wolf and all she represents could be his own undoing.
In this final installment of the Redwood Pack, unimaginable tragedy strikes, and the two wolves who have fought the longest for their independence now face the uncertainty of fate and the epic battle that could end the war… and their lives.
4.5 of 5 Stars
In Fight Fate, Ms. Ryan brings the emotional conclusion to a family, no a pack that has made me cry in happiness and sadness more times than I can count. Over the course of several books and novellas Ms. Ryan has drawn me into the magic, sexiness, legend and love that is the REDWOOD pack.
Through the reading of this series we have gotten to know are star wolves that have been dancing around their sexual tension and draw to one another.
Cailin is the Redwood pack princess and only female offspring of Jamenson family. I love Cailin! She is as strong willed as the males of her pack. She is smart, loyal and sassy. Willing to give herself in any way to stand alongside her family through every battle of this war with Central pack. Although at times she can’t figure out her pack within the pack, Cailin is a dominate wolf and is not willing to submit to anyone. Not even that sexy wolf that she keeps at an arm’s length that fate has dangled right in front of her.
Logan knows all about family. Leaving his former pack with his sister and nephew in tow they sought out residence within the safety of the Redwood pack. Logan is a dark wolf with a past that contains issues with anger and blood that he has fought to overcome. Not only does Logan find the safety for his loved ones, he finds thing that calls to the wolf and make his heart skip a beat. Logan is a smart wolf. Even with his darker side, this sexy wolf had a heart that made me cry.
Unspeakable tragedy falls upon the Redwood Pack in FIGHT FATE. Causing a rippling effect that pushes together the pack in more ways than one. With war on the horizon and sexual tension building to a boiling point, Cailin and Logan give into what fate has been tempting them with.
Ms. Ryan is known to write a book that is going to pull at your heart is some fashion. She has gone over the top with FIGHTING FATE! Emotional is an understatement. I cried twice within the first forty pages of this book. Reading most of this book through burly eyes! Cailin and Logan are so much the same but yet very different at the same time. Both sexy and powerful with souls that make me melt. They have so much passion and depth to who they are. Ms. Ryan has shown the readers there is more to a pack than just being wolves!
Thank you Ms. Ryan for an amazing series that will hold a lasting place in my heart!
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Title: Serious Ink
Author: Ranae Rose
Series: Inked in the Steal City #5
Hard times mean hard choices, but falling for Noah Wilder is easy. Beneath his suit and tie, he’s seriously inked and seriously irresistible. When he walks into the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio, the attraction between him and studio receptionist Zoe is mutual – and fierce. And after the opportunity to ditch her demeaning second job to work for him instead arises, suddenly he’s her boss … and much more. With lines blurred in every way imaginable, can she balance passion and professionalism with doing what’s best for her struggling family?
Attraction is a powerful thing. So is former fighter Noah’s drive to make his growing mixed martial arts promotion company succeed, and if business happens to coincide with pleasure, so much the better. Tattooed beauty Zoe Ramsey is all his when she’s not working at Hot Ink – for twenty hours a week, anyway. When circumstances bring them close faster than they ever imagined, can he make her see that he’s just as serious about her as he is about the business he’s poured his heart and soul into?
My first impression of Noah was beyond who I thought that he would be. Walking into the tattoo shop with confidence, looking hot and was as wonderful as could be. Yes, he is a man that knows what he wants and will not hesitate to go for what he wants. He also has a kind and caring heart. He looks out for those he cares for. Having the background of a mixed martial artist he’s built, fit and sexy as hell. You would think that would make him a bad ass but he’s almost the perfect gentleman.
I have gotten to know and love Zoe through previous installments of the Inked in the Steal City series. Zoe is just wonderful character. She has a good heart, fun to be around, independent, beautiful, and very loyal and family oriented. She will go out of her way to do anything to help her family. Even to the point of self-sacrifice. Zoe is also unique, in that she has celiac disease. I loved that Ms. Rose gave us a gluten free character. Some by choice and others for health, people have to deal with in everyday life. That is a nice touch added for reader to be to relate to in their reading.
Zoe and Noah were meant to be in my book. I don’t want to say it was love at first sight but something was there. From their first meeting at the tattoo shop, to the way he accommodate her by not eating food she couldn’t have in front of her. The two complemented each other. Noah has his moments of being a man where they like to take control and try to make everything right. Zoe is an independent woman and needed someone to stand by your side. From the steamy scenes in the bedroom to tender moments of being coming a couple Ms. Rose gave us a tantalizing read. Noah and Zoe make you want them to fall in love!
I received a complimentary eCopy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.