Vampire Games a novel of The Otherworlder Enforcement Agency By Tiffany Allee

Claude Desmaris, a vampire, and member of the Chicago Paranormal Unit, has need of some special assistance.  Assistance that only an old friend can provide.  Beatrice is the one he needs.  Talented in psychometry, Beatrice can provide clues to the evidence he has in his possession.  Evidence that could bring down the son of a very powerful vampire in Chicago.  A vampire that Claude believes to be guilty of unspeakable crimes.

Beatrice is an investigator for the OWEA, the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, in St. Louis.  However, currently, she is on a leave of absence, and is bored.  When Claude appears at her door, a vision from her past, he brings with him the possibility of intrigue and excitement.  And something to occupy her mind and her time, and maybe her lonely heart as well.

Through danger, intrigue and multiple twists and turns, Claude and Beatrice wind their way through the wicked plot created by an evil vampire.  As they try to unravel the mystery of the evidence that Claude has, not only do they find evil, they solve not one mystery, but two.  But, will they be able to work through more than just the mysteries, but the pain and sorrow of the past to find happiness and love in the future?

This was a really good read!  Fascinating from the beginning, the characters are well written, and the plot flows well from beginning to end.  This was the first novel I’ve read by Ms. Allee, and I plan to read more!  I would definitely recommend this book and encourage others who like paranormal romance to give it a try!

4 stars

An Unlucky Moon by Carrie Ann Ryan

This novel is the third in the Dante’s Circle series, and is the story of Becca, one of seven lightning struck women, and Hunter, a werewolf.  Becca has been through her share of trouble.  Growing up in a troubled home with little love, no father figure and getting kicked out at seventeen.  Then, she struggled through life, working at Dante’s circle, living above it, and going to college, trying to figure out where her life would take her.    After being struck by lightning along with her six best friends, she has watched two of them, Lily and Jenna find their true halves and come into their powers and supernatural selves.

Becca, however, has found her true half, but he has left her.  Hunter, a werewolf rescued from Hell by Jenna’s true halves Ambrose, a warrior angel, and Balin, a demon, has returned to his pack to settle things and find out who sent him to Hell.  Becca is alone and she is growing weak from the lack of bonding with her true half.  She begins to wonder if Hunter will return at all.

Hunter, saved from Hell, wants desperately to return to mate with his true half, Becca, but things within the pack continue to prevent him from doing so.  The council conspires against the Alpha, and against Hunter as well.  With so much against him, he fears bringing Becca into the pack.

Can Becca wait for Hunter, or will she give up and find someone new?  Will Hunter be able to overcome those that conspire against him and bond with his true half?  What are Becca’s powers?  What will she become?  And will it help the pack if she and Hunter mate and bond?  Who is conspiring against Hunter, and are they after Becca, too?  Will both of them be able to put the past behind them and make a new life together?

I had a very hard time putting this book down, in fact, I finished it in two evenings!  A wonderful story of love and struggle.  I highly recommend it.  The characters are well written, and the plot flows well.  A great paranormal read!

5 stars

His Reign by Sascha Illyvich

This novel, the first in the Opeth Pack Saga, is the story of reluctant Alpha Joszi.  Prophecy within the pack foretold that he would be Alpha, but he has long run from it, leaving Hungary for Houston, Texas.  In the process, he has left behind not only his pack duties, but his true loves, Ilona and Lukina.

When the current Alpha, Kiba goes mad from the lunar flower disease, Lukina goes in search of Joszi, hoping to bring him back to Hungary to save not only the pack, but Ilona.  Will her love, and that of Ilona be enough to draw him to his destiny?  Or will Kiba’s madness win and Joszi lose his loves forever?  Can Joszi defeat Kiba or is his madness too strong?

I LOVED this book!  Full of steamy sex, fight scenes, and a hot tortured hero, Sascha has done it again.  A great start to a wonderful series to come.

5 stars!

Forget Me Not by Jaden Sinclair

Forget Me Not, the first novel of the Guardians series by Jaden Sinclair, is the story of Julian Marino, a vampire.  Unlike many, he is not bonded, does not have a bloodmate.  He is a hunter with no family, having disowned them years ago.  Once, he was a Noble from one of the oldest families, but having disowned that family, he was now, a disgrace.  And all for what?  A girl he would never have because she had disappeared when she was just thirteen.

Now, there was a war going on.  A war he didn’t understand, that he wanted no part of, yet he was being dragged into it by the girl’s adoptive father.  A bloodmate was in trouble, sick and dying, in need of medical help.  She had to be found, and quickly, or she would die.  As there were few of them, it was imperative that she be found.  Julian was the best hunter they race had, so it fell to him to search for her.

Serina Ferarri is going to die.  Born a bloodmate, her father is obsessed with “curing” her.  He hates vampires, and wishes them all dead.  Serina is subjected to his wretched tests, along with any bloodmates and vampires he can catch.  He has killed many in his attempts to “cure” her.  However, she grows weaker by the day, starved for food and blood.  Only her brother, Denver, tries to help her, leaving clues behind at each abandoned location, hoping that help will come for his beloved sister before it is too late.

Watched over and aided by a female Guardian, but not knowing why, Julian sets out to save Serina.  With her help, and that of his lifelong friend Lucian, can he save her?  In the process, will he find his bloodmate?  And if he does, will they survive the evil of Serina’s father, Renzo?

I enjoyed this book.  The only thing that would have made it better for me, would be a bit more detailed character development.  I never got a clear picture of what the characters looked like, where they came from, etc.  An enjoyable, read.  Loved the relationship between Lucian and Julian, and that between Serina and Julian.  I look forward to reading more from Ms. Sinclair.

3 stars

The Space Between by Kristie Cook

This novel is part one of The Book of the Phoenix. It is the story of Leni and Jeric, or so the reader thinks. As the book goes on, we find that it is not only their story, but the story of Jacey and Micah, Guardians, Warriors, who protect the universe from evil. So many mysteries and so much evil abound in their stories. The book is intriguing and hard to put down!

Leni and Jeric meet in Italy when Leni is dancing with a ballet troop there, a long time dream of hers. She feels drawn to him in a way that she has never felt drawn to anyone before. But, thinks she will never see him again as she is to leave for the states and home the next day. A series of coincidences, or are they? bring them together again, and again.

Strange occurrences continue to throw them together, along with a book that tells a strange story. Will they follow their hearts and the pull that they feel to each other, or will they destroy what has been for centuries? Will evil win this day?

This book drew me in from the beginning. I found it hard to put it down, and was intrigued by all the twists and turns and the dual storyline. I can’t wait for the next book, as the characters are well written and the plot is intriguing.

5 stars!

New and Out Today!!!!

Cards and Caravans by Cindy Spencer Pape

The newest installment of The Gaslight Chronicles does not fail to live up to the standard set by the previous books in the series. Set in Scotland, this book is the story of Belinda Danvers and Sir Connor MacKay. Belinda, a widow, has been accused of witchcraft, is jailed and is to be burned at the stake. Sir Connor has been sent to investigate. As a Knight, it is his duty to investigate all things magickal in the kingdom, and the Order is the only group authorized to prosecute in such cases.

Will Sir Connor be able to save Belinda from the stake and those who have accused her? Can Belinda open her heart to another man? Can Sir Connor overcome his love for another woman? Or will the evil that threatens them all win at last.

This novel grabbed my attention from the first page, I had a difficult time putting it down. With witches, werewolves, sorcerers, and all the intrigue, what more could a reader of paranormal books want? And of course, there is the romance! Ms. Pape has once again written a novel full of all the elements that this reader enjoys. Anyone looking for a steampunk romance with paranormal elements will enjoy this book immensely!

5 of 5 stars!

The Dragon’s Call by KW McCabe

 

This paranormal novel revolves around two dragons, Derek and Tariq and their time among humans, away from the Queen’s enclave. It is also the story of a human family, the Burns’, Todd, Daniel, and Cecily. But…are they just human? When Derek and Tariq arrive at the high school Daniel and Cecily attend, Cecily is strangely Drawn to Derek, and he to her. Why? She has always been warned to stay away from dragons.

There is so much going on in this book! Love, danger, intrigue, suspense! It was a surprise and a pleasure to read. Although, in the beginning, I had a difficult time getting into the book, it wasn’t long before I was so wrapped up in the story that I couldn’t put the book down.

Ms. McCabe has presented wonderfully thought out characters who draw the reader in, make them want more, and who are delightfully well presented. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! I need more of these dragons!

4 of 5 stars

Blurred Expectations by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Trinity Bond is struggling. Josh, Reed and Hannah have each been helping the Pack in their own way, Hannah as the Pack’s Healer, Josh helping Adam as an Enforcer, and Reed coming into his own as a part of the Alpha’s family. They have used their Trinity Bond to strengthen the wards surrounding the den. But, they have suffered for it, and are now dealing with pain, loss, and depression. Each are dealing with it in their own way, or trying to. Hannah, most of all, is pulling away, keeping her secrets to herself, not depending on her mates. Her duties to the Pack have cost her more than she can bear.

Will Hannah be able to overcome her sense of failure, loss and her depression to return to her mates whole and help them and the Pack once more? Can she find her way, or will her problems cause more loss and suffering? Will Josh truly be able to put his past behind him, coming into his own as a member of the Pack and accept his demon side? Can Reed help his mates through this time of loss and pain?

In this novella, Carrie Ann has told the story of a loss and pain in a very real way. Showing the bond of these mates falling apart, their pain at the loss, and what lengths they will go to to return to each other. A wonderful addition to the Redwood Pack series! Don’t miss it!

5 of 5 stars

Enforcer’s Redemption by Carrie Ann Ryan

Adam is a broken wolf. Twenty years ago he lost his mate and unborn child, and he mourns them still. He believes he can never love again and does not want another mate. Bay is a lone wolf with a secret. She is now mated to Adam and pregnant with his child. And, something is after her. She needs help and protection. Will Adam and the Redwoods take her in? Can they protect her?

Both Adam and Bay have broken pasts and secrets. Can they overcome them and find the future and love that they deserve? Will they become the family that their child needs? Will Bay trust Adam with her secret before it is too late, or will the evil that stalks her destroy her and the Redwood Pack?

Adam stole my heart in Trinity Bound. He is so shattered, so full of pain. In this book, Carrie Ann tells his story through a mix of joy, sorrow, love, and, of course, the presence of evil and disaster. Read this wonderful book and see what happens to Bay and Adam. You won’t regret it!

5 of 5 stars

Her Shelter by Alexandria Rayne

A goddess, three sister witches, and werewolves. That’s what you’ll get in this great little read from Alexandria Rayne. The goddess Diana has gifted the werewolves to three sister witches to own and care for. Lynne, Crissy, and Theresa have cared for the Earth for many years, and are tired. They need more. Not only have they been entrusted with the goddesses wolves, but with one in particular, an Alpha, is bound to them, along with his mate. He needs something, too.

Can the sisters provide what this Alpha wolf needs? Can the Alpha provide what each of the sisters need? In this first novel of the series, follow the story of Reinhold, the Alpha, and Crissy, as they discover what each of them need. Will they be able to help one another, or will one of them, or both, be lost? Can they come together, helping each and the pack, or will it destroy them all?

Though I am not a fan of BDSM, I found myself enthralled by the story of Reinhold and Crissy. Fans of BDSM, werewolves, witches, paranormal, or romance, will find something to like about this book. My only problem with it is that I want more, and wish it had been a little longer, a full novel instead of a novella!

4 of 5 stars