ARC Review: Fury’s Magic by Yasmine Galenorn
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.
ARC Review: Torn by Carian Cole
Devils Wolves Series, Book 1
Published August 29th 2016
He’s loved me since the day I was born.
He’s taken care of me.
He’s awakened me.
Tor. My father’s best friend.
Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector.
The one I should never, ever want.
But I was born to be his.
She’s always loved me.
She’s shattered me.
She’s healed me.
Kenzi. My best friend’s daughter.
I held her the day she was born, and I never let go.
She’s forbidden to me. But she’s the only one that really gets me.
We’re slowly being torn apart by everything we love.
Everything we want.
Everything we desire.
And now I want the one thing I can’t have… I want her.
** Please note: There is no underage sex in this book. This is a romance. **
As an avid reader and reviewer talking about books is something that comes naturally. Every once in a blue moon a book falls into my hands that leaves me at a loss for words. Carian Cole’s Torn has left me speechless and fumbling to express an opinion that will even begin this book justice.
Torn is a beautifully written story that is eye opening and emotionally pleasing. Every preconceived idea of love, age and social acceptance is shaken up, put in your face and lets you see it for what it really is. The journey, not story, of love is never mapped out, life hands you unexpected and sometimes fate lends a hand. Torn is a romantic, emotional and sensual love story to the highest proportions. Don’t judge this book by its summary, its so much more!
Carian Cole has masterfully weaved and crafted a believable, romantic and makes you feel. With Torn, Ms. Cole has just give her readers her best book yet!
ARC Review: Going Down by Jayne Rylon
Divemasters Series, Book 1
Archer Banks relishes his carefree lifestyle. Together with friends and fellow divemasters Miguel Torrez and Tosin Ellis, he travels the world, SCUBA diving by day, entertaining lonely female tourists by night. Until his father dies, instantly transforming Archer from a beach bum to a billionaire by shackling him with an enormous, undesired inheritance.
With the help of his family’s longtime butler, Archer is determined to turn his new golden handcuffs into a golden opportunity. He prays Miguel and Tosin will come along for the ride when he repurposes his family’s mega-yacht into a vessel well-suited for both work and hardcore play.
Never in his worst nightmares does he expect their maiden voyage to be such rough sailing. Not only is Archer’s old crush, Waverly Adams, among their passengers, but the men have also stumbled upon a vast sunken treasure—one worth killing for.
Waverly surprises Archer with an alluring naughtiness he never got the chance to experience in their younger days. Busy accepting the challenge she issues his dominant side in The Divemaster’s onboard club every night, he might be distracted and short on sleep. But could he also be blind to more dangerous facets of her personality?
When the divemasters can no longer deny there’s foul play at hand, will Archer be going down with the ship, cursed by his family’s fortune, or will Waverly turn out to be the woman of his most wicked dreams?
Archer Banks is living the life. Has a job he loves, getting the ladies and has seen some of the most beautiful places in the world. He also hold a secret, that comes to light and changes the lives of many people. Archer is good man with a conscience and soul. He’s got those alpha tendencies that I love however he feels deeply and cares. He’s likable and complex, making me very much enjoy his character.
Waverly Adams is sassy, fun and quite adventurous. former military and accomplished helicopter pilot, Waverly has become a person that she is proud of. Hard on the surface, she can stand with the best of men. As she relaxes and let’s go of the past, a soft feminine side emerges from a brave and strong woman.
Where do I begin. I really enjoyed Going Down. Mad props to Ms. Rylon for rich and engaging details of the settling. I have never experienced the pristine water of the Caribbean. Through words with research and self experience Ms. Rylon was able to take this reader to an amazingly beautiful, tropical adventure that I hope I to one day see with my own eye. From the way the water moved to the view of the stars, it’s truly amazing.
The amount of depth and feeling within Going Down stood out to me as well. Perception is different to everyone. Archer and Waverly perceive events from the past differently, when all of views are on the table, it changes the game completely. Sensuality played a big key with the eroticism in this book.
The secondary characters stand out and add charisma and pizzazz. Ms. Rylon set up the series and gives reader a little bit of it all. Beautiful scenery, lots of steamy hotness and a few twists. I thoroughly enjoyed Going Down! Can’t wait to see how the remaining Divemasters fall.
Review: Beneath These Lies by Meghan March
Beneath These Lies
Beneath Series, Book 5
Published March 15th 2016
Look, but don’t touch…she might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more.
She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me.
I’ve got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won’t stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken—especially when the prize is so fine.
In a world where nothing is as it seems, what’s buried beneath these lies?
This is one of the hardest review I have written to date. Did Ms. March deliver a book that has your jaw dropping, the passion is as hard core as the action. Yes, she did. In more ways than one!! What makes the review difficult to write is Ms. March lead readers into Beneath These Lies on a big mystery. And I feel if I even mention the characters names that I will be spoiling the first of the surprises that readers are in store for.
What I can share is Beneath These Lies is a well written story that will have you guessing until the end. The characters are well developed, fun and colorful. Ms. March is quickly climbing to the top with her fabulous dirty talking Alphas. There is no denying the Beneath These Lies is damn hot! The plot has lots of twists that keep the pages flying. Going in blind on a book is always risky even when it’s a author you love. Beneath These Lies is a risk worth taking.
ARC Review: Bound For You by Jayne Rylon
Bound For You
Men in Blue Series, Book 6
Ben has lived through hell. He only survived captivity and torture by the brutes who’d been attempting to develop Sex Offender, a potent aphrodisiac used as a date rape drug, because of the guy he met—and fell in lust with—in the drug lord’s dungeons.
Ryan became Ben’s roommate after they escaped. His nearness is constantly tempting Ben to force Ryan to submit to his dark desires. Disgusted by how similar that makes him to their captors, he’s managed to hold off so far. How long can he keep his cravings for Ryan’s sexy body at bay?
On top of that, they both seem to be falling for the same woman. If Ben has reservations about unleashing his sexual appetites on Ryan then that goes double for Shari, who is entirely too sweet and inexperienced for either of them. Or so Ben thinks.
When Shari teams up with Ryan to change Ben’s mind, it seems like Ben might consider turning their three-way fling into something serious. Until a threat to Ben’s niece reminds them that it’s not always possible to keep those you love safe. After losing his sister in the Sex Offender scandal, Ben might never be ready to take that risk again.
None of them could have realized they were bound for something greater than a traditional partner in life, but Shari and Ryan are sure the three of them will benefit from the love of not one, but two, strong, giving soul mates who can help them leave the darkness of their past behind.
Will they be able to convince Ben that living fully is better than living cautiously?
Ben is a dominate alpha to the core. Stubborn, hard headed and extremely protective. Ryan is sweet and a more than willing to give submissive. A strong personality, that allows him to share his mental and physical strength with others. Shari’s presence invokes balance. She’s a take no crap kind of woman, and will do anything in her power to help. The trio share of a past tragedy that has bonded them tighter than friends. An experience that has left scars, emotional turmoil, questioning of friendships and lustful desires.
Family is not always about who you’re born to, it’s about the people in your life that love you unconditionally no matter what. The Men in Blue through tragedy, triumph, pleasure and pain have come together to make a family stronger than blood can bond. Jayne Rylon flawlessly continues the bonds of friendship and love with Bound to You. Emotionally deep characters, a twisty plot, pure erotic passion and healing hearts. Jayne Rylon gives readers a full array of emotions in Bound to You. A sexy and raw read that will have you panting.
A complementary copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
Cover Reveal: Sass by Laramie Briscoe
SASS BY LARAMIE BRISCOE
We have to give it a little sass…..
Release Date: March 24, 2016
I, Cassandra Straight, have loved Reed Shamrock to distraction since I was a teenager. I even watched him fall in love with someone else and almost get married.
A year ago, when he walked into his house and found his fiancée’s face in his best friend’s crotch, his life changed forever and it hasn’t been the same since.
On his first night out since the horrible incident, we run into the ex-skank. Seeing the devastation in his eyes, I made a promise that I would help him get over her. I told him that a pretend relationship between us would work. It would help him move on.
I didn’t count on my heart or his getting in the way. And I sure as hell didn’t count on not being able to tell when pretend turned to reality. When it all implodes, the only thing left is the truth.
Sometimes though, the truth? It hides and we have to dig deep to find it. To make it come to the surface, we have to give it a little talking to. We have to give it a little Sass.
Add it to your TBR lists on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28529181-sass?
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.
Find all Laramie’s books here: http://www.amazon.com/Laramie-Briscoe/e/B00CU0TMWK/
The Heaven Hill Series
Meant To Be
Out of Darkness
Worth the Battle
Dirty Little Secret
Second Chance Love
Beginning of Forever
The Rockin’ Country Series
Only The Beginning
One Day at A Time
The Price of Love
Hard To Love
The Red Bird Trail Trilogy
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Elle Boon’s Xan’s Feisty Mate
Xan’s Feisty Mate
Iron Wolves Book 2
FEMALE SHIFTER LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE.
THE ALPHA WITH AN ATTITUDE. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
SOMEONE THREATENS THE WOMAN HE DENIES IS HIS?
FUR AND BLOOD WILL FLY.
Breezy has loved Xan Carmichael for years, but she’s tired of trying to get him to notice her.
She’s suffered long enough and is ready to move on.
Xan didn’t want a mate, but when someone tries to harm the only woman who had called to him
and his wolf, he’s ready to rip the world apart to keep her safe. The past has a way of coming back and haunting your present, and Breezy has just become the
focus of a deranged killer. Will Xan and the rest of the Iron Wolves be able to save her before whoever is out to end her life succeeds, or will the stubborn
alpha claim her in time?
Breezy couldn’t believe her ears. Xan was saying everything she’d ever wanted to hear.
Could she believe him? What if he changed his mind? Wolves mated for life she reassured
herself, except in her parent’s case, she didn’t know of any other wolves who separated. She took
a deep breath and nodded.
“Say it,” he demanded.
“You’re my mate, Xan.”
He bent and kissed her, a sweet so unlike Xan kiss, she felt tears well again. “See, that
wasn’t so hard. Was it?” His thumbs brushed away her tears.
She smiled. “You really can be sweet.”
His hands reached for her ribs and began tickling. “Take it back. I am a big, bad ass
His teasing was a surprise, endearing him to her even more. “You’re that, too. So, when
does this debauchery begin?”
Her words had him going stone still. “We don’t need to do it now. I can wait a day or two.”
She threw her head back and laughed. “I’ve waited twenty-seven years. I think I’ve wanted
you since I knew what it meant to want a man. There’s no reason to wait, unless you’re not up
for the task.” She looked pointedly down at his lap. The large erection evident. Thankfully she
was a nurse and knew he would fit, even though he looked like he’d stuffed a third arm down his
“Woman, you truly are a bad girl. Damn, I’m a lucky bastard.” He lifted them both in one
motion from their seated position in the recliner, her arms went around his neck making him
realize she trusted him with her safety.
“Hmm, I think I might be the lucky one.” She traced his lips with her tongue, making him
A swat on her ass had her yelping. “That’s one. I owe you nineteen more.”
The sting his slap caused didn’t hurt, but she tensed the entire walk to his room, until he
kicked the door shut. “Xan, I’m not into spankings and stuff.” With her arms around his neck,
her legs locked around his waist, she explained about her childhood, and the beatings she’d
endured on a regular basis from her mother. By the time she finished, minutes had passed, and
Xan maneuvered them onto the big bed.
“Oh, honey, your mother needs to be strung up by her fingers and have her eyes plucked out
one by one. That’s just for starters. I’d like to…” She stopped his tirade with a kiss. His
vehemence on her behalf was endearing, but she didn’t want anyone else in their bedroom.
“I only told you so you’d understand where I’m at. I don’t know if I can be what you want.
If you want to stop before we start, I’ll understand.” It would kill her, especially if he chose, or
when he chose another. She’d have to leave the pack, but that would be better than knowing she
couldn’t be what he needed.
“Your mother has no place here with you and me. We will do only what feels good for the
both of us. However, I will spank your ass if you put yourself in danger.” He growled.
She swallowed but nodded. “I’ll do the same to you.”
He laughed. “Good luck with that.”
He twisted their bodies so she lay under him. “Now, where were we?” As his head bent and
his mouth covered hers, she forgot about everything except how much she wanted him.
One big hand skimmed up her side, slipping beneath her borrowed T-shirt. Her stomach
muscles jumped under his touch. Her nipples beaded, begging for his attention, which he quickly
gave as his nimble fingers found one hardened tip, pinching it between his thumb and forefinger.
She pressed her pussy up against the thigh he’d inserted between her legs, and clutched at
his back. “Don’t stop, oh god.”
He moved his thigh a little faster, pinched his fingers and kissed her at the same time. She
cried out, coming on a scream, but feeling empty.
Breezy sucked in a deep breath, needing to feel him inside her. Her hands worked at the
waistband of his sweats, but he stopped her. “Slow down.”
“Fuck that. I want you in me.”
He chuckled. “You’ll have me. I want you so damn much I hurt, but let’s make sure you’re
Xan lifted up and she stared at his face, amazed at the control he had. He straddled her legs,
keeping her from moving and frustration ate at her. “What the hell?”
The diabolical man laughed. “Ssh. I’ll take care of you.” He whisked the shirt over her head,
staring down at her breasts, then he bent and licked one then the other tip. “Fucking beautiful.”
He pushed her breasts together and buried his face between them. “One day I’ll slide my dick
between these, and fuck you here while you lick the tip till I come.”
She moaned. “You’re going to make me a nympho.”
“That’s my girl.” He continued to kiss and lick her in little nips, moving down her stomach.
Breezy watched his blond hair pause by her belly button, his tongue swirl around the little
indent as his hands tucked into the leggings. “Lift up.”
She helped him shove her borrowed pants down and watched as they sailed over the side of
the bed. His big hands lifted her legs, and spread her for his broad shoulders. Uncaring that the
lights in the room were on and he could see every single imperfect ounce of her body, Breezy
fell back on the bed, moaning at the first touch of his tongue on her.
He hummed, his hands holding her open while his lips, teeth and tongue brought her to
another climax within minutes. Breezy wasn’t sure if it was normal to come so quickly, but she
squeezed her eyes shut, clutched the bedding below her and bit her lip instead of screaming out
“I want to hear you. Feel you when you come.” Xan grabbed her hand and put it in his hair.
His eyes glowed up at her almost feral in their expression.
He used the flat of his tongue, becoming more aggressive. She stroked her fingers through
his hair, enjoying the silky texture, sure she couldn’t come again, when he pushed a finger inside
She closed her eyes, the feel of the thick digit working in and out new, yet an added
pleasure. Her thighs gripped him, and she pushed up against his face. Another finger entered her,
his speed increased, and then he was licking and sucking her clit with more vigor. He wiggled
his tongue, the raspy texture and rougher caress drove her mindlessly closer to a third climax.
She panted, and cried out his name, one hand fisting in his hair, the other digging into his
“Oh, yes. Xan, right there. Harder.”
Xan eased out from between her legs, licking his fingers. “You taste delicious. I think I will
make a meal of you morning, noon and night.”
“We will never get anything done, and we have jobs to do.” She reminded him.
“Fine, then breakfast and dinner.” He kissed her stomach, then stood and tossed his pants to
He surprised her when he crawled on top of her, holding his weight off of her with his
strength. “You realize once we do this you’re mine forever. Actually, you’re already mine, so
there is no going back. I’m going to mark you and hope like fuck you plan to mark me.”
Breezy looked up at him. “I’m going to mark you so big nobody will be able to miss it,
Xander Fucking Carmichael.”
He laughed. “Does that make you Breezy Fucking Carmichael?”
“I’ll get that tattooed on my ass for you.”
About Elle Boon
Elle Boon lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband, two kids, and a black lab who is
more like a small pony. She’d never planned to be a writer, but when life threw her a curve, she swerved
with it, since she’s athletically challenged. She’s known for saying “Bless Your Heart” and dropping lots
of F-bombs, but she loves where this new journey has taken her.
She writes what she loves to read, and that is romance, whether it’s erotic or paranormal, as long as
there is a happily ever after. Her biggest hope is that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall
in love with her characters as much as she did. She loves creating new worlds, and has more stories just
waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever afters, and can guarantee you will always get one with
Connect with Elle online, she loves to hear from you:
Other Books by Elle Boon
Ravens of War
Two For Tamara
Akra’s Demons, Coming Soon
His Perfect Wolf
Jett’s Wild Wolf
A SmokeJumpers Christmas
Mind Bender, Coming Soon
MC Shifters Erotic
Iron Wolves MC
Lyric’s Accidental Mate
Xan’s Feisty, February 9, 2016
Miami Blaze, Coming Summer 2016
Delta Salvation, Coming March/April
Release Day Review: Sketch by Laramie Briscoe
Makes No Excuses
Amazon UK – http://bit.ly/SketchUK
Amazon AUS – http://bit.ly/SketchAUS
Amazon CA – http://bit.ly/SketchCA
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/SketchBN
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SketchGPL
For a sneak peak of the Prologue & Chapter 1 –http://bit.ly/LBSketch
I had the wonderful fortune of being introduced to Ms. Briscoe’s work by a fellow reader and friend who I trust when she says need to read this. Through the journey of her stories I have gotten to see Ms. Briscoe grow tremendously as a writer. In a little under two years she has made her way into one of my favorite authors spots. With her latest work, Ms. Briscoe has truly stepped to a new level that far exceeds any expectations I have come to develop in her work.
Sketch is raw, real and deep. This is a book that hits close to home in a big way. Falling in love is the easy part, maintaining it is where it gets real. Ms. Briscoe hits it right on with Sketch. Relationships are filled with emotion, both good and bad. Communication is the key to keeping everything level, and as relationships are filled with emotion, both good and bad. Highs and lows. It’s how the couple communicates to get through it. Sketch and Nina’s story is so real it gave me chills as I was reading, and had me looking back on my own feelings in my ten year running relationship. There is no way you will not feel something while reading Sketch. And you will be proud to say #IGOTSKETCHED!
Sketch is Ms. Briscoe’s best work. Her voice as a writer is shining through creating magic with her words. A five star read and a top read for 2016.
ARC Review: Coveted By Alannah Lynne
Pandora’s Playground, Book 1
She’s his heaven and his hell…
Muriel Stewart has spent the past year grieving the loss of her husband. Now that time has passed, her inner submissive demands Muriel find a new relationship to fulfill her need to love and serve. But there’s only one man who makes Muriel yearn for the intimate Dom/submissive connection the way her husband did, and that’s his best friend, Mathew Galinda … a man who can barely tolerate being in her presence.
Matthew Galinda buried his own heart and needs the day Muriel Stewart married his best friend and business partner. He’s spent the last eleven years keeping Muriel at a distance, tortured by his love for a woman he could never have, and filled with shame for coveting what wasn’t and would never be his. Not even his best friend’s unexpected death could change that fact. Until Muriel decides she’s ready for a new Dom and she wants Matthew to fill that role.
Having Muriel in his life is all Mathew has ever wanted. She’s his heaven and his hell, and could be his salvation if he can get beyond his past, his shame, and the guilt he feels for not having saved Ian’s life.
Sexy and Sensual. Pandora’s Playground awakens passion.
Loss and longing have been plaguing Muriel since the passing of her husband nearly a year ago. Not only losing her husband but her bonded Dom. Giving in to loneliness and need Muriel puts her anxiety and fear to the side and accepts an invitation to reopen a part of who she was.
Matthew has been in love with his best friends woman the moment he laid eyes on her. Never acting, always longing. When Ian passed away about a year ago, he’s guard dropped for a moment and the want increased. When a mutual friend includes Mathew in a plan to bring Muriel back to her world, it flight or fight for everything he’s ever wanted and needed.
Alannah Lynne has spared no emotions from the sensual and erotic story of Coveted. Overcoming loss and learning to move on is one of the greatest challenges in life. Muriel and Matthew have a unique situation that unfold before them. Learning to let go, overcome the grief, putting the fear aside and giving into yourself makes for some steamy romance. A tastefully kinky story with a lot of heart.
A review copy of this title was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.