REVIEW: Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Book CoverStevie‘s review of Wild Ride (Black Knights Inc, Book 9) by Julie Ann Walker
Romantic Suspense published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 04 Apr 17

I’ve enjoyed Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights series since diving in partway through, and I must admit to having been somewhat intrigued by Ozzie Sykes, who’s mostly stayed in the background of previous stories, but now finally gets his own book. Like the other members of the team, Ozzie has a military past, a covert ops present, and a love of powerful motor bikes. He’s also a massive geek, which endears him to me as well as, seemingly, to a large number of other readers. Still recovering physically from injuries sustained in a bomb attack, and mentally from witnessing the death of his colleague – and one-time hook-up – in the same blast, Ozzie has, against his better judgement, befriended a journalist who has been investigating the Black Knights for years: an attractive female journalist, who also seems more than a little attracted to Ozzie.

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REVIEW: The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett

Book CoverStevie‘s review of The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett
Science Fiction published by Berkley 13 Jun 17

As a fan of both post-apocalyptic stories and space operas, particularly the subgenre in which a small group of travellers face off against the authorities, any story that combines the two is bound to appeal to me. In this particular fusion of SF elements, another personal favourite, the near-future scenario also plays a significant role in the author’s worldbuilding and in the characters’ backgrounds. We aren’t given a precise date when the story takes place, but many of the characters’ possessions and surroundings feel very familiar – both initially when we meet them on a distant planet and later when they return to Earth. The heroine’s longstanding issues: a disintegrating relationship following the in utero death of her unborn child and her need to keep working, even as she deals with her emotional crises, also feel very grounded in the present, even as we watch her tackle issues beyond any that a reader might feasibly encounter.

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GIVEAWAY: Silver Silence Blog Tour

The long-awaited Trinity Accord series by Nalini Singh is finally here! Silver Silence hits shelves today.

Long-time fans of the Psy-Changeling series know all about shifting wolves and big cats, Psy Arrows, the NetMind, empaths, San Francisco of the future, Kaleb Krychek and the Council, and so much more from the first fifteen books in the series.

With the Trinity Accord coming into play, we now meet shifting Russian bears and a new threat to the global peace our favorite characters are working so hard for.

If you haven’t read the Psy-Changeling series, whether you’ve not heard of it or you just never got around to opening the first book, now is your chance to get started. Berkley has kindly offered up the first three books in the series, Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caress of Ice, to one lucky winner who has yet to experience this wild and complex world written by Ms. Singh.

We can guarantee you will devour these three books in no time and then will rush to find the next books in the series to keep your new habit under control! Leave a comment telling us what type of shifters you like to read about. Please be sure to leave your name and email address so we can contact you when winners are chosen.

 

 

 

 

REVIEW: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Book CoverVeena’s review of Silver Silence (Psy Changeling Trinity, Book 1) by Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance published by Berkley 13 Jun 17

Once again Ms. Singh delivers a story that will keep readers riveted from start to finish.  Prepare to be charmed by the Russian bears, most especially the bear cubs and their alpha, Valentin Nikolaev, as he wages siege on Silver Mercant’s heart and soul.  Against all odds, love blooms in a barren, silent world bringing life to a psy-changeling pairing that is designed to rock the modern world. read more…

REVIEW: Buns by Alice Clayton

Book CoverTabs’ review of Buns (Hudson Valley, Book 3) by Alice Clayton
Contemporary Romance published by Gallery Books 23 May 17

Alice Clayton is back with more romantic comedy fun in the Hudson Valley. This time, she’s trading hot farmer heroes for a hot hotel owner. Clara Morgan is a hotel rebranding expert brought in to to help revitalize the Bryant Mountain House Resort – a massive family-owned hotel resort in upstate New York that is struggling to adapt to the times. Archie Bryant, soon to be the head honcho in charge when his father retires in the upcoming year, is reluctant to make any changes at all. Ruh-roh! Time for the butting of the heads! read more…

Review: Wolf in King’s Clothing by Parker Foye

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Wolf in King’s Clothing by Parker Foye
Paranormal Gay Romance published by Carina Press 1 May 17

Lately I’ve wanted to branch out to read other authors’ gay romance. I have a favorite author whose books I love when it comes to this genre, and I thought it would be nice to find another whose work I could also enjoy – expand my horizons, so to speak. I had high hopes for this book because it’s also paranormal, of which I read a lot. So it had a lot going for it at first glance.

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REVIEW: The Sniper’s Kiss by Justine Saracen

Book CoverStevie‘s review of The Sniper’s Kiss by Justine Saracen
Lesbian Historical Fiction published by Bold Strokes Books 14 Mar 17

Although my preference for wartime stories tends to lean toward the 1914-1918 conflicts, there’s a lot of excellent lesbian fiction out there set during the Second World War. I’m also a great fan of Justine Saracen, no matter what era or location she writes in, so this book was pretty much an auto-read for me. Throw in the complications of a relationship between a Russian and an American – from countries technically on the same side, but with very different political outlooks in so many ways – and you can see why I was very excited indeed about the prospect of this story.

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REVIEW: Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole

Book CoverTabs’ review of Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark, Book 18) by Kresley Cole
Paranormal Romance published by Gallery Books 25 Apr 17

I am a recent convert to the cult of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series. I started the series last year and burned through the first handful of stories. Then various shit hit various fans earlier this year, and I desperately needed comfort reading. So I powered through a cool dozen books about badass immortals and wicked sexy-times in a matter of weeks.

This crazy-pants Beauty and the Beast retelling features a hell dimension complete with torture, hellhounds, and dragons, a magic castle with a mind of its own, a demon hero with revenge on his mind, and a young smart-as-hell literal fairy princess heroine who isn’t about to put up with anyone’s crapola. It’s a weird recipe for a damn satisfying and entertaining read , and I wouldn’t change a damn thing about it.

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REVIEW: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Devil in Spring (Revenels, Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance published by Avon 21 Feb 17

This review will be, I’m sure, quite different than most out there, due to the fact this is my first historical romance by Lisa Kleypas. I’ve read her contemporary series, which I loved, but just have never taken the opportunity to begin reading her historicals. Thus, I’m probably the only historical romance reader on the planet who hasn’t read Devil in Winter. Yes, I heard all those gasps out there. So perhaps that gives me a whole different perspective when it comes to this Devil in this book, mostly because I can’t compare him to his father, probably the most popular Kleypas character to date.

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REVIEW: At Attention by Annabeth Albert

Book CoverStevie‘s review of At Attention (Out of Uniform, Book 2) by Annabeth Albert
Gay Military Romance published by Carina Press 01 Apr 17

I was greatly enchanted by the first book in the Out of Uniform series and found myself particularly taken with Lieutenant Floros, out of all the various secondary characters. So obviously I was highly pleased to see him get his own book. We always need more gay romances when the heroes are both out and proud and are facing some of the tropes common to all variants of romance novels: in this case dealing with childcare and finding a second chance of love after the death of a much loved partner.

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