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Alpha Squad: The Complete Collection

by Lorelei Moone
Alpha Squad, #1-4
Publication Date: September 22, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Boxed Set

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It has only been a few months since humanity found out about the various shifters that live among them. This brave new world is not without its challenges; neither for the humans or the shifters. Alpha Squad is formed to help law enforcement agencies deal with shifter related matters, and not a moment too soon! Follow the brave men and women of the squad as they try to come to terms with their new reality, catch criminals and find love along the way.

Boot Camp
Bear shifter Eric King is asked to join Alpha Squad; a task force meant to promote cooperation between shifters and humans in law enforcement, but there are problems: Is Alpha Squad even a serious initiative? And how will he focus on his training when his inner bear insists that the squad leader is his mate?

Friends & Foes
Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment and bear shifter Adam King is excited to jump head-first into the action. Upon investigating a string of seemingly shifter related murders, he finds himself torn between his job and the local police’s main suspect; Felicity Weir; female bear shifter and Adam’s fated mate…

Infiltrator
For the past six months, Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters: he’s been an active part of Alpha Squad, but only on his old alpha’s say-so. When he finds himself stuck in between two sets of clashing orders, he must make a choice: who does he truly serve? And what would the woman of his dreams, Private Callahan, think of him if she knew he was a traitor?

Showdown
Upon joining Alpha Squad, bear shifter hybrid Sean McMillan realizes there’s a lot more to being a shifter than occasionally sprouting some fur. His first mission: a double murder. That shouldn’t be too hard for the experienced former police detective, but he didn’t count on coming across lab assistant Erin Reid who shows an unusual amount of interest in him. Strangely, the feeling is mutual…

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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE

Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

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The Queen

by Skye Warren
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET!

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.

About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the
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Excerpt of The Queen by Skye Warren

I flinch, glad he can’t see me across two thousand miles. Even working in the kitchens most nights only covers my food, my textbooks. Not the tuition bill. “You’re the one who wanted him to work for you. You’re the one who made him the stake in our last game.”

“And you’re the one who lost,” he says lightly.

“Do you know where he is?”

“Of course. Like you said, he works for me. I would be a careless employer if I let my men go wandering off, gambling and racking up debt and questioning their loyalty to me.”

A shiver runs through me. “Then where is he?”

“He’s a grown-up, Penny. Like you are now. He’s responsible for himself. You only need to worry about your studies. I’m sure Algebraic Topology is taking up plenty of your focus.”

It’s one of my courses this semester. How does he know that?

“Stop playing with me.”

“Why should I?” he says with a soft laugh. “It’s so much fun.”

Frustration stings my eyes, hot and damp. I look up at the wide-open sky, willing myself not to cry. There are a million stars visible here, most of the land owned by Smith College or one of the other campuses. So much land, so much pride. There aren’t buildings climbing on top of other buildings, as if they might sink into the concrete ground if they don’t. There aren’t glass towers reaching to an endless black sky.

“I’m never coming back,” I say abruptly.

His laugh falls silent. “I know.”

“I hate it there. I hate Tanglewood and being powerless. And most of all I hate you.”

The last part is a lie, because I don’t hate him. I’m drawn to him; I’m repelled by him. It’s f

ar too complex a relationship, an equation I’ve never been able to write. It makes me wonder if I’m lying about the other parts—if maybe some twisted part of me misses home.

If some twisted part of me misses being powerless, too.

“Ah, Penny,” he says, sounding infinitely weary. “I hate you too.”

The words shock me, but the hurt inside shocks me more. He shouldn’t be able to wound me. Three years away from home, growing up, growing strong. It should have been enough armor to protect against anything he could say to me. But the arrow sinks deep, proving that I’ll never be able to escape him.

“What did I do to you?” I ask, quiet, in a voice like I’m six years old again. Like I’m speaking to the wild boy I found by the lake, one I lured into my trailer like a wolf.

He answers the same way, a surly teenage boy, fierce and vulnerable at once. “You made me care. You made me want, when I needed to leave. You made me feel, when I would have preferred to die. You brought me back to life.”

And I condemned him to torture. That’s what happened when he sacrificed himself so that I could stay safe. Two children with so few choices. “I’m sorry,” I whisper.

“Don’t worry. I got my revenge, after all.”

My blood runs cold, almost subzero at the words. There’s only one person left in my sad little family. One person he could hurt. “Did you hurt him?”

“By giving him a job when he couldn’t hold one down? By paying him enough that his daughter could escape the city, could go to a fancy college instead of becoming a corner-store whore? Yes, I’ve been horrible to him. A monster.”

“Then why isn’t he answering his phone?”

In the pause I can picture him in a threepiece suit, reclining in one of his ridiculously expensive leather chairs. Some amber liquid in a crystal-cut glass. “Don’t come back,” he says, his voice grim. “You made it out of here. Let that be enough.”

A soft click ends the connection, leaving me bereft.

And more worried than before.

Something is happening in Tanglewood, something bad enough for my father not to call, something horrible enough that even Damon Scott has warned me away. I look up at the infinite stars, but they’re dimmer than before. The whole world muted. It wasn’t a new life that I found so far from home. It was a long dream, and now I’m painfully awake.

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Light of the Spirit

by Lisa Kessler
Muse Chronicles #4
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Standalone

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The gods never sleep…

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn’t explain. And if he doesn’t figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia’s smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he’s not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.

The Prophecy“Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

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Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tech Billionaire Jackson King is an Alpha lone wolf who does not need the comforts of a pack. One run in with hacker Kylie McDaniel and the sexy hacker has King wishing for things he thought he could stay away from. The attraction between them is undeniable and her presence sends his wolf in a mating frenzy. Jackson is curious to explore this new lust filled desire quest in getting to know Kylie in ways she could never imagine; an unknown enemy threaten to disrupt his quiet life he built for himself. Danger seem to follow Kylie the first woman who ever catches his wolf interest but can he trust her.

Alpha’s Temptation by Renee Rose and Lee Savino is an action-packed, moderately paced erotic fantasy that stars a hacker Kylie McDaniel who is due to her dark past must live under another identity to keep danger at bay. She catches the attention of Billionaire Jackson King, CEO with a reputation of keeping to himself. Kylie tries to build a normal life for herself but danger catches up to her just when she feels safe. Alpha’s Temptation’s has life-like imagery and carefully crafted characters.
The imagery in this story showcases the authors’ knowledge of the terrain and places introduced; the devil is in the small details and that made the story credible keeping me engrossed in the world they created. The characters were expertly built showing innocence and flaws clearly depicting the human condition. On my hot meter I would rate this book spicy, attention was spent on a realistic progression of the relationship. This is a sexy read with traces of Bdsm that might make some others uncomfortable, it was subtle and not over the top.
The only flaw in this book is the suspense should be held a little longer the problem was resolved too quickly and the ending was cliché. I was given a copy of this book from Netgalley and I was not required to provide a review.
This was a great read, and I look forward to reading from these authors again.

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Take a moment, think back to every reckless decision you’ve ever made. Sneaking out late after your parents grounded you, ditching class to hang out with friends or getting fake ids to get into a popular club. Now think about every sensible decision you’ve ever made, the split decisions we make and in hindsight we are grateful to have averted disaster. Are we really in control of our actions?

Gemma Green is not your everyday loner at high school, she is a part of an ancient secret society called Averters. Averters are our mortal guardians and their sole purpose in life is to keep us from making reckless decisions that would yield lifelong consequences. Gemma has trained all her life to be a competent Averter. As the only female of her kind, she must work twice as hard and trust no one. After her first Aversion leaves traces of an error, she slowly understands all that she is and the many secrets of the Averter society. Russ is a handsome, popular athlete at school and Gemma’s new-found temptation. Gemma feels a strange connection with Russ, one she doesn’t intend to explore. Gemma soon learns you can’t out run fate and even an Averter can be surprised.

 

Aversion is the first book in the mentalist series by author Kenechi Ugodu. Aversion is an action-packed young adult fantasy romance; readers are transported in the mind of Gemma Green the only female Averter of her kind. If you think puberty was scary, try adding the complications supernatural changes. The chemistry between the main characters Russ and Gemma is  reminiscent of  first love. It shows love at its purest and most innocent form. Aversion tackles themes like self-discovery, growing up and doing the right thing. Each character was carefully crafted and the small town Sandes became a real place.

Sandes is a small town where most of the story takes place. Kenechi described this quiet town appealing to the reader’s five senses. I can smell the stench of an old cafe and I can describe the feeling of getting an ice-cream sundae at a popular hangout.

If you are a paranormal fantasy junkie and you’re looking for a unique fix look no further. Aversion is a beautifully written story with lessons applicable to real life. Come join Gemma and Russ on their many adventures. Welcome to the real world where Averters are the only one saving us from a curse and a blessing, free will.

 

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Reborn: Princess of the blood Review & Giveaway

Reborn

Marie Josette d’Orgemont cousin of Louis XVI was erased from history and forced to live in the shadows. One tragic night robbed her of her life, her loved ones and now she is a prisoner to the night. Family is the only important thing to her, after living for centuries as vampire the only thing she cares about is preserving her human blood line and protecting her last human relative Abigail.

Odin Ulfsson is next in line to be Alpha of his pack. Being immortal and without love has made him restless . He resists his father’s orders to marry a mate of his choosing. When rogues threaten to reveal their existence, he runs into a sexy vampire who he can’t resist. Marie haven’t felt an intense attraction to anyone other than her late human husband; Odin unleashes a desire in her and she can’t seem to ignore it. Marie must stay focused to protect Abigail but a certain sexy wolf won’t let her out of his grasp.

Reborn the first book in the “Princess of The Blood” series is an addictive paranormal romance with a special helping of history. Reborn holds your attention and doesn’t let go until the end. Marie is a well-developed and relatable character that mesmerize, not only the wolf Odin but the reader as well. This is a well-researched book that touches on old traditions and breath-taking imagery of France and the paranormal world nestled in the states.

A love story within a love story is the only words to describe Reborn, the supporting characters Abigail and Egon adds color and depth to an amazing love story. A perfect exploration of an immortal in a modern world, I believed in these characters and I fell in love with them. The only downside of reading this book is it didn’t quench my thirst, it left me desperate and wanting more. Reborn is a beautifully told paranormal love story with a cliffhanger. I look forward to following the story; after reading this story the characters have become a permanent fixture in my life and I must see where life takes them.

Thank you, Ultimate Fantasy Books, for giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful book.

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the light in the sound

The light in the sound is a beautifully written laugh out loud, honest story of a woman named Rachel Richardson who suffers from personal traumas and is trying to find love in a world where sex and drugs are easier to get than true love. I am a hopeless romantic always searching for a good love story and what I found here after reading this book is a true gem. The light in the sound by Vanessa Gonzales is not a love story but a story about life. I found a hero in Rachel and  despite her jaded past she moved about life unapologetically. The setting is Seattle, Washington; the description of the surroundings and the climate was so delicately and beautifully applied making the story credible. As a reader when I take a writer’s hand and they lead me into their world, I like to become engrossed in the story in a personal way staying at each character’s most vulnerable time and leaving at the end. In every good story there is a change in the main character and I sense Rachel has finally found peace within herself or found a sense of peace in the chaos of her life.

The characters were colorful, vibrant and sometimes weird but they reeked of normalcy. There are far too many books with characters that can’t appeal to normal people, whose life is imperfect but who have no choice but to use the cards they are dealt. Each character was expertly woven into the story showing Mrs. Gonzales commitment to quality in the craft of writing. The only downside of the book was I needed more, I fell in love with Rachel and I wanted her to succeed and find happiness. I enjoyed this book so much that I am giving 4 lucky readers the opportunity to read this wonderful story. The book is first come first served, kindle edition.

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