Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Review for Savage Redemption by Alexis Morgan

Savage Temptation
By Alexis Morgan
Reviewed by: Angels
Format:E-Book/Paperback
Published:Harlequin Nocturne
 Source:Gifted Copy
Genre: Paranormal,Suspense,Vampire Romance


5 STAR READ



Blurb

Just when he's getting his life back on track, the woman responsible for ruining it arrives—in jeopardy—on his doorstep.When gunfire erupts just outside the gates of the O'Day estate, chief of security Conlan Shea is first on the scene. With bared fangs, the half vampire, half human gently turns the wounded victim over only to find himself staring into the exquisite turquoise eyes of the woman who ripped his heart out three years ago.

Kat Karr. The name still evokes such turmoil. One night of fierce passion had cost Conlan his life, his job and his heart. Now she's back, injured and desperate for help. Kat's in real danger, and Conlan is her only hope. With the enemy fast approaching, Kat is running out of time. Suddenly for Conlan, revenge doesn't seem so sweet.


My Thoughts and Review


What a great read. The book was action packed to beginning to end. All the characters were engaging to read about. I believe this book to be part of a series. This wasn't your typical romance book and not what I expected.This vampire/romance/suspense novel was quite intriguing and was like no others that I have read before which was a pleasant surprise.


Kat Karr is on the run and seeking sanctuary for her two nieces at the O'Day estate.She is on the run accused of a crime that she did not commit but, is also engaged in something even bigger and now someone wants her dead for the secrets she holds on top of being convicted of murder beforehand. Kat made it to the O 'day estate where she encounters Conlan the lover she left behind to take the fall for her crimes before which Conlan was imprisoned and barely got out alive.Never expecting to see Conlan again this is and unexpected surprise.

What amazed me most about this story was Conlan the wounded Vampire with such a large forgiving heart.He totally amazed me and surprised me to no end on how he went about proving Kat's innocence even after she left him to rot in prison. He should have been revenge full and hate full and filled with so many more emotions toward Kat and he is not just the opposite willing to put his life on the line for her even after all the pain she has caused him.My kind of Vampire ! The plot was intriguing right from the beginning that kept you turning the pages just to see what happened next.

The story was well written with just the right amount of romance,intrigue and suspense.I have to say that sometimes through out the book I wanted to smack Kat for her own stupidity.After all Conlan has done for her she still doesn't trust him yet is in love him .Can you say frustrating aagh.....

After reading the book and finding some of the other characters so engaging we plan to go back and find there stories and read them also. His dear friends were all willing to all go out on a limb for Conlan making a great sacrifice to themselves and family by putting themselves on the line for if they we caught abetting him they would all go down with him too .Impressed me greatly! 

We really can't say enough good things about how much we enjoyed the book.It is a recommended read for all...

















Book Review for Into the Dreaming with Karen Marie Moning


Into the Dreaming
by Karen Marie Moning
3 stars
Reviewed by: Angels
Format: Hardcover
Published: Delacorte Press
Source: Purchased for Review
Genre: Paranormal, Dark Fantasy

Blurb

Aspiring romance novelist Jane Sillee was completely in love with her fantasy man -- the hot and strapping dark-haired Highlander who d been coming to her in her dreams for years and inspired her sensual flights of literary fancy.

But it was more than her imagination that conjured up the brilliantly woven tapestry sporting the spitting image of her magnificently arrogant warrior. It was more than a dream that transported her to medieval Scotland to break an evil spell. And it was more than she could handle when she found herself wrapped in the muscular arms of Aedan MacKinnon, who had his own fantasies to fulfill..

My Thoughts and Review 

Great read as always. Loved the story.Jane Sillee is as aspiring writer. She believes in fantasy and romance.She has been dreaming about her dream man for some time hoping to find him in real life.Her dream man is a Highland Warrior who was tricked and sent into the Fey Realm for 5 years where is was torched and made into a killing machine.But, fate steps in and with the help of a busy body Queen  the two star crossed lovers are thrown into each others path and Jane thrown back in time and lands naked no less in her dream lovers front yard and he doesn't even know her !

At the beginning of this story I never laughed so much in a book.Jane's antics are hilarious. She does all kinds of things to get the Highlanders attentions with her wiles and smart mouth. Anything to get him to remember her...She only has one month to get Aedan MacKinnon, to love her and remember who they were to one another.

Aedan  is a hardened warrior for sure.He has had a horrible captivity and has painful wounds that run deep. So when you see his protective shell start to crack little by little you get to see a softer side of him that was good and buried.His interactions with Jane are really funny and had you chuckling quite a bit which was really nice to see as you could not help feel his aura of pain.He has lived so long in the Fey that he doesn't even believe he is human anymore.

One of the funniest scenes that I ever read was the scene where she tells him not to read the pages of her story that she has been writing.His expressions were priceless !

This was not an long story but, It was packed with tons of humor and romance.Some Time traveling,and meddling Fey.It was a page turner from beginning to end. You just couldn't wait to see what Jane did next !The reminder of the book was quite entertaining also. Karen gives us a look into the life of a writer sharing some of her works that were scraped and re-vamped and also her struggle to get published.After reading everything she has written I can't believe the horrors she went through just to get her work published.A less stronger willed person would have thrown in the towel but, not her !Loved reading her first Draft that was originally going to be the Dark Highlander.


She is an amazing author and we here at Angels recommended this read and her other books they are all fantastic in our book !





















Book Review for Dark Knight: A Loveswept Romance Classic by Donna Kauffman


Dark Knight: A Loveswept Romance Classic
by Donna Kauffman

5 stars
Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published: Loveswept
Source Purchased copy
Genre: Historical
Romance



Blurb

In Donna Kauffman’s sexy and suspenseful page-turning romance, agent Scottie Giardi discovers the steamy side of undercover work—with her captive.

As the head of a secret government task force, commonly referred to as the “dirty dozen,” Scottie Giardi is as tough as she is professional. But this skilled operative has her hands full keeping Logan Blackstone in check while his brother completes a dangerous mission. Logan is big, strong, sexy, and determined to find the twin brother he’s never met. More amused than intimidated by Scottie’s undercover games, he’s ready to play, offering a taste of sweet temptation in the bargain.

An ex-cop on a deeply personal mission, Logan isn’t about to tolerate interference, even if Scottie is gorgeous and could easily make him forget his business. She may have the upper hand while they’re locked up in his mountain cabin, but the fire in her eyes tells him the desire she feels is real. Their mutual attraction is about to take them into the dangerous, vulnerable places of the heart, where there’s no turning back.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Callie’s Cowboy, and About Last Night.



My Thoughts and Review

Wow !What a fantastic read loved it !

Enjoyed the book immensely.Right from the get go this book had me laughing out loud so hard I thought I was going to have to reach for the tissues.

Love Scottie the commander of a Elite team who does things behind the scenes for the government. Scottie has sat behind a desk for awhile now and misses the adventure and the rush of being in the field of an operative but, she gets a mysterious call from her old commander Del and is rushing off to help in need.Enter Logan one hot-tie that makes her blood boil and it only took one look.

Scottie's job is protect Logan for a weeks time keeping him out of trouble as they don't want him interfering in there ongoing current case and blow it to smithereens.Logan is looking for his long lost brother he never new he had but, unfortunate he doesn't know what his brother is into whether its job related or he is part of a cult.His only thought is to save his brother but, by doing so it may get both of them killed.

This was one funny an very humorous read. Right from page one I was intrigued. The camaraderie between this couple was something to enjoy especially when they both were lashing out at each other during there scenes who was going to dominate the situation and who was going to say uncle.Hilarious situation's referring to bondage time and time again yet not in the serious sense.

A well developed love story were who people live very dangerous lives, pretend to be other people and who are lonely due to the sensitivity of there jobs which creates danger around them constantly.Both characters have a past haunting them making them more aloof but, this couple shared there tragedies with one another and have learned to let go of the past and grab on to life on the hear and now.These two agents found there soul mates even when the neither were looking .

A fast paced romance read with intrigue and danger!This book was a page turner from the very beginning giving me tons of laughs to enjoy throughout this tale.If you just had a bad day that seems everything went wrong from the very beginning all you have to due is open this book and start reading and it will set you to rights once again .

Recommend to all who need more laughing in there life and others who just need for laughs period!



Book Review for Silent Warrior by Donna Kauffman

Silent Warrior
By Donna Kauffman

3 stars

Reviewed by: Angels

Format:Kindle/Paperback

Published: Loveswept

Source Purchased copy 


Genre: Historical 

Romance

Blurb



Touching her was tempting fate--and tempting him to risk it all....


Her note read, "fin in trouble," and John McShane sensed the desperation in Cali Ellis's plea for help. He'd flown to the Caribbean on a rescue mission, but the woman whose defiant beauty still heated his blood refused to leave without answers. Unable to deny her desire for this fierce warrior, Cali longed to taste the fire of his possession. She'd always trusted him with her life, but was she sure enough to dare surrender?

In a sexy tale of breathless pursuit and irresistible danger, Donna Kauffman entangles a hero rugged enough to haunt a woman's dreams with a lady cool enough to keep him a little too close for comfort! He'd been her anchor when grief had shattered her heart, but now could she give him a new reason to fight?



My Thoughts and Review

I enjoyed reading Silent warrior it was a light fast read with a little bit of romance and intrigue.

Loved the characters John and Ellie. I really loved the other characters that were introduced to the plot some witty and funny which you did not expected from the ruggedly dangerous agent yet he had a playful side at least with Ellie and then the Serious agents Scottie and John McShane.

Found John McShane to be a complicated character but, I understand why with the life he has lead.Not wanting to involve others into his life fearing for the lives and a loner himself and closed off a serious personality.But, after meeting Ellie ten years later and after leaving her after her husbands death this rugged dangerous CIA comes to life on the pages where we see him come alive on the pages . All this due to Callie and the love long forgotten he had for her and now what could be.

Found Ellie to be lots of fun a serious personality too but more open to feeling than John. A computer whiz /hacker made for an intriguing character for her, What a feisty sly one she was.Bound and destined to stand up for what she wants and with a knack of getting what she wants due to perseverance.

The two come together after many years as someone is trying to kill her and she needs Johns help. It seems that her husband wrote a complicated computer program and now the government wants it and wants anyone who knows about it eliminated.Once John comes to find Ellie he realizes all those tucked away feelings he had for her all those years ago are not long and forgotten.

Overall it was a enjoyable story. I enjoyed the plot as well. A little bit of romance and intrigue.I cute story to snuggle up to. I gave the story 3.5 stars because I thought this story needed a bit more action and danger and a little more bit of romance in it.It wasn't the kind of story that had you sitting on the seat of your pants where you can't wait to turn the page.I did like that fact that John was able to un-thaw that heart of his a bit to give Ellie and chance to win his heart and remove some of the loneliness he has had with his solitary life. But, love is not easy and there were times I wanted to kick John and say stop being stupid and go for it ! Reach for want you want even though you don't think you deserve it !

Its been years since I read a book by Donna so I was glad to get a chance to read something new by her. I have loved her historical romance novels in the past so it was a delight to read one of her contemporary romances.Looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

I recommend read from us ! A light fun read for those Donna Kauffman fans !







Book Review for Forever Werewolf: Forever Werewolf\Moon Kissed by Michele Hauf


Forever Werewolf: Forever Werewolf\Moon Kissed
by Michele Hauf


5 stars

Reviewed by: Angels 
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published:Harlequin   
Source Purchased copy Genre: Paranormal Romance


Blurb

Alexis Conner, princess of the Alpine pack and pureblood werewolf, hides a painful secret-she has never shifted. If she can’t shift, she can’t mate, and so Lexi resigned herself to a lifetime of loneliness. But then a stranger arrives, and Lexi senses that her world will never be the same….

A massive avalanche might be to blame for Trystan Hawkes getting stuck at Castle Wulfsiege, but after one look at Lexi, Trystan is not about to leave. Lexi is strong, smart and incredibly sexy. Not that it matters. Tryst is an omega-the fabled lone wolf. Even more damning is his mixed vampire heritage.

Lexi knows that the vampire blood running through Tryst’s veins makes him off-limits, but what if he’s the one man who can rouse her inner wolf?





My Thoughts

Wow ! What a couple of awesome stories I really liked them both. I have to say that I have only read one other book by Michele Haulf and I have to say I really am liking her stories they are inventive and fun.

I loved Trystan and Lexi's story. I loved the backdrop of the story taking place where they were caught in avalanche and there castle snowed in on. Very creative.Can you imagine and bunch of vampires digging out others vampires to find survivors not only that the were hit by not one avalanche but two.

Trystan begin both a vampire and werewolf is not an easy thing. He has grown up away from pack life as many do so when he arrives at Castle Wulfsiege it is everything he has ever dreamed about.Lexi a cold and confidante princess catches the werewolf's eye.

Lexi and Trystan start out a little rocky but, once things started to thaw we were in for the one heck of a ride. Trystan arrived at the castle to deliver a package never knowing he would end up staying.

This was a true love story about one finding ones mate when one was not looking. Both Trystan and Lexi have secrets in there past but, one needs to be and open loving caring person to overcome the odds these two have.They both need acceptance and love from others and themselves.

The story was a cute love story about a couple outsiders finding love in a needle in a haystack as they say .Loved the characters Trystan and loving and caring person who cared about others and Lexi the pack leaders daughter who was a bit uptight learns to enjoy life a little bit more.I was glad to see Lexi become all smiles.The two made and awesome couple.Too total opposites attracted to one another.

The story had a little bit of mystery and romance.I was rooting for Lexi and Trystan from the beginning as these two were doomed from the very start.Not a whirlwind romance by any means but a slow budding one.

Very enjoyable read and a superb ending !

Story two a bonus story for us !

This is Bella and Severo story.A werewolf finding his true mate in Bella a mortal women after centuries of living. Bella and Severo accidentally meet when she is begin pursued by vampires who are trying to end her life. Severo becomes her savior.

Weather Bella wants it or not Severo has become her body guard until her can find the person or persons trying to kill her and why ?

The two characters clashed from the get go. Two strong personalties both wanting to dominate .Both want to be in control. Bella comes from being a strong confidante web designer who is successful and then you have the over domineering wolf with a jealous personality who wants know one looking or touching what is HIS !

I believe that Severo new and suspected Bella was his mate from the very beginning and new it who take some convincing and lots of it make her his.

This story had lot going for it a hot sexy werewolf after you wanting to bed you, your on the run from vampires trying to kill you not knowing why ? When your a miss nobody ! Your best friends is dating a master vampire and finding you yourself dating a werewolf and learning and dealing with all this and that there is a whole other paranormal world out there you new did not exists.Total exhausting !

This was a cute little paranormal love story that had ,mystery, romance,revenge.It had quite the page turner just to see what happens next. Its not the kind of story that you sit on the seat of your pants kind but still an enjoyable one.You want to see a happily ever after but, when there relationship is given a devastating blow will old wounds that still haunt you and never healed be your downfall causing you to lose the love of your life ?

Looking forward to more of Michele 's books and I want to go back and read about Trystan's brother story who is his twin brother taken by Fair-es minutes after his birth and his fathers Rhy's story about how it all began.

A Recommend light fun paranormal read that could be read in a few hours.

Looking forward to future books !




Check out these other books by Michele Haulf



Book Review for The Darkest Day (Immortal Heat #1) by Britt Bury


The Darkest Day (Immortal Heat #1)
by Britt Bury
5 stars

Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published: Forever Yours   
Source Purchased copy Genre: Romantic Suspense


Blurb


ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE . . . Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen. BURNS BRIGHTEST . . . A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . . ON THE DARKEST DAY Word Count: 86,000. This is Book 1 in The Immortal Heat series.

My Thoughts and Review

All I have to say it wow what a very erotic hot read this story turned out to be.This book is the first and a new series and Debut book for Britt Bury.This story was engrossing right from page one.

Something fresh and new to read about.

Kelvin is on a mission to kill the last Campbell who turns out to be Izel Campbell a female clan member and not a male.Although Kelvin senses something from the get go about Izel that she is special and there is not way her will be able to go through with his initial task what more is he recognizes that Izel is his chosen mate .

The couple take is on a journey where we experience love, hate, betrayal, friendship with the combined couple and clan. I found myself laughing and crying quite a bit throughout this story and at one point toward the end I thought I was going to have to get the tissues out.

I loved the story from beginning to end. All the characters we engaging and engrossing. Izel was full of fun whit and had and outspoken personality that had you laughing like a loon at some of the things that came out of her mouth.

The book took you into a new realm of fantasy and magic something as a reader I have not read before.Have to say I loved the story .This couple didn't have a easy road to find ones true love and there mate for life. The past is not easily put aside to enjoy what may be.The book was a page turner from beginning to end for me waiting to see what happened next.I am a sucker for love and happy endings. There was quite a bit of sexual banter and crude words used during there love making scenes making the story more intense and playful.

This was a keeper in my book.Hoping this is not the last we hear of Izel and Kelvin hopefully we will here from them again in the books to come.A recommend read to those looking for something new a fresh. Looking forward to reading more of Britt Bury's book in the future.
What a enjoyable read !








Book Review for Vacation with a Vampire: Stay\Vivi and the Vampire\Island Vacation by Michele Hauf , Kendra Leigh Castle , Lisa Childs

Vacation with a Vampire: Stay\Vivi and the Vampire\Island Vacation
by Michele Hauf , Kendra Leigh Castle , Lisa Childs

3 stars

Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle/Paperback

Published: Harlequin
Source: purchased copy Genre: Paranormal Read

Blurb

A holiday with tall, dark, handsome…and immortal!

Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially during the summer. After all, what’s more relaxing, and more romantic, than a midnight stroll through Paris? Or the way the moon reflects off the ocean? And if your mesmerizing, sexy date happens to be ready to nibble your neck, who would want to say no?

Vacations are a perfect time to indulge, so why not spend a little quality time with these immortal hunks in three luscious tales of hot getaways. Treat yourself to a little bit of summer moonlight with these tales brought to you by Michele Hauf, Kendra Leigh Castle and Lisa Childs.



My Thoughts


These 3 stories were about three lost soul vampires finding love when they least expect it.My favorite story out of the bunch were Vivi's and Justin story who would have thought a vampire hunter and the Lord of all vampires hooking up.The three stories were and enjoyable read but none of them over exciting it was a quick read to pass the time.It was nice to see after centuries that these 3 vampire found there mates when they were not looking. Each were lonely and bruting and another set with revenge on his mind but ,they all found love in unusual places and all on vacation which made me laugh. A Vampire on vacation lol nice touch and different.I have read Michele Hauf's books and loved her the other authors in this story I have not read any of there works so this was a treat to try someone new.I think there will be a lot of people who will enjoy this book its not the usual run of the mill stories and I was not the type that had tons of killing and violence just 3 stories that take you along for the ride watching them fall in love. Well done and a fun read !