Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers, #5)

Wicked Bite (Realm Enforcers) by [Zanetti, Rebecca]Wicked Bite

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Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Series: Realm Enforcers

Print Length: 298 Pages

Publication Date: August 1, 2017


 

If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

“Fast-paced romance . . . very compelling. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

As she hunts for a drug lord killing her fellow witches, all Nessa Lansa’s instincts point to the Grizzly motorcycle club. That might be because their leader, Bear, is the strong, silent shifter type: warm brown eyes and more muscle and alpha male than any woman can ignore. Which makes Nessa’s plan to seduce and betray him all the more dangerous . . .

Bear doesn’t trust the curvy, blue-eyed witch. But Nessa can heal the injuries that sap his strength. And since he can’t stop thinking of her lush body and teasing smile, her plan to mate him to reclaim her own power is highly tempting. Just one problem. Once a desire this wild is loose, no one will ever control it .

If you ever read one of Rebecca Zanetti books. You will know that she tries to engage the reader from the start, and won’t let you go until the very last page is turned.
Only a few shifters can turn into more than one animal. It is known that you should choose the dominant animal and only the dominant to become. However, to save his sister life from the council, Bear had to go against nature and turn into his alternate form a Dragon. Which we later learn has shortened his life span, and now only one person can save him…. Tessa Lansa. Or so she tells Bear. However, her healing him comes with a price. He must mate with her for life.

When it comes to secrets, no one is better at keeping than a Witch. Tessa knows all too well about secrets, for she is caring one around that not too many people knows about. It’s one that she must keep from Bear, which it’s becoming harder and harder to keep.
Wicked Bite was everything that I hoped for with Bear’s story. Action with a lot of romance. The chemistry was topped with sassy banter among our intrepid lovers. The final revelation of who’s behind the making of the drug that is killing witches and humans is finally revealed.

Wicked Bite is a great stand-alone title, but is even better if you read the titles in the order of publication.

 

More about the author

Rebecca Zanetti

Biography

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day–or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

Liam (New Orleans Magic Book 2)

Liam (New Orleans Magic Book 2) by [Ann Voss Peterson]Liam (New Orleans Magic)

Series: New Orleans Magic #2

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Author: Ann Voss Peterson

Publisher: Season Publishing

Print Length: 117 Pages

Publication Date: June 1, 2017


NEW ORLEANS MAGIC SERIAL

After a murder at a voodoo ceremony in a charming New Orleans bistro, three street cops, Jordan O’Reilly, Liam O’Reilly, and Zachary Doucet, have a personal stake in solving the case. But if they meddle in the investigation, they may get thrown off the force–or worse.

PART 2: LIAM

Liam O’Reilly doesn’t have to wear the uniform to be a cop, he is the uniform. Disciplined and skeptical, Liam doesn’t believe in voodoo any more than he does in lasting love. But then he meets brash defense attorney Simone Jones… and his carefully structured world spins out of control.

New Orleans Magic: Jordan… Liam… Zachary… Each of these compelling stories ends with an HEA for the hero and heroine. But only the full set will finally get to the bottom of the murder mystery. Be sure to read them all!

Liam written by Ann Voss Peterson is part 2 of the New Orleans Magic. Okay, I like this part better than I did part one. I don’t know whether it was the character of Liam who didn’t really have any serious issues….just the routine mess of being a cop. Be that as it may, I found that this story held my attention more than Jordan story.

This story finds again one of the O’Reilly attempting to discover who is murdering the patrons of the New Orleans bistro. In any case, this one is moving closer to home, when, Jordan winds up on the flip side of the law, and it’s up to his sibling, Liam to clear him before he turns into a dead man walking.

In this story, the mystery is coming noticeably clear. I think I know the individual who’s doing the grisly killing and I think I know the reason why.

Liam story just like Jordan’s story to ends on a cliffhanger

Books In This Series (3 Books)

Jordan (New Orleans Magic Book 1) by [Rebecca York]

Jordan (New Orleans Magic Book 1)

Liam (New Orleans Magic Book 2) by [Ann Voss Peterson]

Liam (New Orleans Magic Book 2)

Zachary (New Orleans Magic Book 3) by [Patricia Rosemoor]

Zachary (New Orleans Magic Book 3)

More about the author

Ann Voss Peterson

Biography

Ann Voss Peterson is the author of over thirty novels and has millions of books in print all over the globe. Winner of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award and a Rita finalist, Ann is known for her adrenaline-fueled thrillers and romantic suspense novels, including the Codename: Chandler spy thrillers she writes with J.A. Konrath and her own thriller series featuring small town Wisconsin police chief Val Ryker.

A creative writing major in college, Ann worked all manner of jobs after graduation, ranging from grooming show horses to washing windows, and now she draws on her wide variety of life experiences to fill her fictional worlds with compelling energy and undeniable emotion.

She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her family and their border collie.

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Beyond Reason (Texas Trilogy #1)

Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) by [Martin, Kat]Beyond Reason by Kat Martin

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Publisher: Zebra

Sold By: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Print Length: 400 pages


Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe—Lincoln Cain.

Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling—and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.

But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close . . . and fight like hell.

Beyond Reason is a third persona story composed by Kat Martin. The setting was disheartening since the opening happens at a memorial service. One of Drake’s workers was murder and the truck commandeered. Do the police have a thought who the offenders were, or do they even truly mind. Thus, the obligation is dependent upon Carly to discover. With the assistance of a companion of her granddad. Carly and Linc go on a high-octane ride to discover who, and why of this riddle.

For a puzzle anticipation Beyond Reason was an alright read. I particularly appreciated the result of this story. I haven’t perused an excessive number of books by Kat Martin. Be that as it may, I may need to keep my eyes out for the second book in this new Texas Trilogy. Because I see with regards to mystery and suspense she knows how to catch a person attention.

Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) by [Martin, Kat]

Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #1)

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Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Jun 6, 2017

Print Length: 416 pages


First in Katie Ruggle’s thrilling new Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series.

He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a killer obsessed with revenge targets a beautiful woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to save Jules before they lose their last chance at a happily ever after

Theodore Bosco, grieving the death of his partner, is reluctantly fascinated by secretive newcomer Jules. Although his instincts scream that he should avoid her, he can’t seem to stay away. It doesn’t help that Theo’s new K9 companion, Viggy, has fallen head over paws with Jules’s rambunctious family.

Or that when he’s with Jules, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules kidnapped her siblings, whisking them away from abuse to the quiet anonymity of the Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye-or the heart-of a cop. All it would take is one wrong move and she’ll lose everything. Yet as Jules attempts to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another deadly threat lurks much closer to home. Someone’s gunning for Theo and Viggy, and they’re willing to take out anything…or anyone…who gets in the way of revenge.

Depression is difficult to tally, but depression takes the measurable form of one contemplating or commenting suicide. “Although suicide can’t be predicted or prevented knowing the warning signs can help you recognize when you or a loved one may be at risk” Depression and Suicide: Recognizing the Signs. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/depression/depre…

In Run To Ground, the 1st title in Katie Ruggle new series “Rocky Mountain K9 Unit” We see the after effects of depression/suicide.

Theodore lost his best friend, and partner. He too almost lost his will to live. Until the force assigned him a new partner. And when Jules life is jeopardy from a unknown person out to kill her, it would be up to Theo and Viggy to uncover the plot.

Run To Ground may carry a heavy message, but it was fairly light-hearted in the telling. The character grew on me after the first Chapter. I couldn’t turn the page fast enough to find out who the unknown person was and the reason for going after Jules.
Run To Ground may carry a heavy message, but it was fairly light-hearted in the telling. It was a compelling story that will have you anxiously waiting for the next installment. Especially with the huge cliffhanger at the end.

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Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 1)

Chase (Hot Rides #3)

The Classic Rides crew takes on top secret at top speed—and chases the same thrills between the sheets . . .

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Genre: Suspense

Series: Hot Rides #3

Publisher: Zebra Shout

Publication Date: November 29th, 2016

Characters: Gabriel, Nikki


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For Gabriel, the FBI is just a painful memory. His new team of motorheads may work for the Feds undercover, but they’re nothing like the backstabbers and bureaucrats he left behind. Hunting drug dealers and smugglers in Miami gets him the adrenaline rush he wants and the justice he needs. All that’s missing is the seal on the badge—and Nikki, his sexy ex-partner.

Until she shows up at his garage, wearing short shorts and a look that spells trouble. Nikki has never forgotten the heartbreak Gabriel left her with last time. Even if she can’t have him, she still has to work with him. There’s a homegrown terrorist recruiting military vets to a cult of fear and deception, and they all have roots in Miami.

It will take Gabriel and all the Classic Rides crew to stop a catastrophe. But in close quarters with sparks flying, it’s only a matter of time before the old flame ignites . . .

 

Chase is book three of the Hot Rides series penned by Sidney Bristol. I don’t know, if I would have read the series in order, if that would have made a difference on my review. However, I found Chase not so enjoyable. The pace of the story was to slow for my liking. The two characters I just could get into them.  Only part I really got into was the last few chapters.

I might go back and start this series from the beginning to see if that would change my outlook in this story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kill Without Shame (ARES Security #2)

Kill Without Shame (ARES Security, #2)

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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Print Length: 352 pages

Series: ARES Security #2

Publisher: Zebra

Publication Date: December 27th, 2016

Characters: Lucas, Mia


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Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.

Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…

Whereas Kill Without Mercy had me enthralled to see what happens next Kill Without Shame not so much. All through the book I felt that I read this book before. I knew who the culprit was before the person was introduced, and I knew why. The story flowed at a nice pace and the character like in the previous book was developed nicely too. But the mystery behind the attacks on Mia, wasn’t a big secret for me.

Kill Without Shame…if you haven’t read the first book Kill Without Mercy, it’s not a big deal…this title could be read as a standalone without a reading getting lost. But you might want to sooner or later to take advantage of the full entertainment value of the series.

Even though this book didn’t meet the high-quality standards of the first book. I am hoping to finish ARES Security series to see where Alexander Ivy is planning to go with it.

I also know there is one story I want to read about and that might just be the story that might make reading this series worth wild.

Wilde Side (Born to be Wilde, #2)

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Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Print Length: 250

Series: Born to Be Wilde #2

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

Characters: Sawyer, Devin

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The Wilde brothers are addicted to the rush of adventure. But one of them is about to discover that it’s sink or swim, when passion and politics collide…

Whitewater rafting guide Sawyer Wilde has taken his share of inexperienced adventure seekers through the rapids of Idaho’s Salmon River, so his next group should pose no problems—even if it includes a presidential hopeful and his sexy, outspoken aide. After all, it’s just a campaign photo-op for the congressman. Until a series of minor mishaps takes a sinister turn…

Devin Lockhart has one job on the rafting trip: to make her boss look both presidential and relatable. And no matter how distractingly attractive their guide is, she plans to do it well. But as danger stalks them through every bend in the river, Devin must put her life—and the congressman’s—in Sawyer’s capable hands. Because surviving the trip is only the beginning of a deadly ride…

 

Wilde Ride is the second book in the Born to be Wilde series penned by Jannine Gallant. This book is 250 pages long, with developed characters. Though the story started out interesting, then somewhere between Devin and Sawyer meeting is when I notice that I was skimming the remaining pages.

However, if you like realistic characters and love adventure stories, then you might want to check this one out. Otherwise, this story just wasn’t my cup of tea.

 

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