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

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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!

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!

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