Hunger

Hunger by [Langlais, Eve, Douglas, Kate, Arthur, A. C.]Hunger by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur

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Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

Print Length: 541pages


Dive into Hunger, a paranormal romance anthology by New York Times bestselling author Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur!
A brand new, never before published novella!
In The Alpha’s Mate, villains aren’t supposed to rescue damsels, and pack alphas are known to have complete control of their wolf. But when Fabian saves a certain lady from drowning, everything he knows gets tossed away and only one thing becomes clear: she’s his mate—and someone wants to kill her. Hell no. Protecting her, though, is only part of his problem. He also has to convince her she belongs to him. In her words, “Hell no.”
When she flees, little does she realize this wolf loves to chase. And when he catches the woman he wants? She’ll become the Alpha’s Mate.
Previously published in the 2-in-1 e-original Claimed by the Mate Volume 3 and in print for the first time!
In Dangerous Passions, finding a mate shouldn’t be all that difficult for a sexy werewolf on the prowl. Modern women want romance and seduction, and Feral Passions Resort has served that purpose for providing both for the men of the Trinity Alps pack. Only two are still unmated—alpha leader Traker Jakes and his lieutenant Evan Dark—but danger stalks the women they’ve chosen. Danger that threatens everyone in the pack at Feral Passions.
In Bound to the Wolf, Marena Panos is an attorney with a dark secret that follows her into the mountains and into the bed of a Phelan Sava, a lycan whose strength and shared penchant for pleasure/pain will eventually own her body and soul.

Hunger was three books of unadulterated perusing delight. Every story brought something other than what’s expected. For example, The Alpa’s Mate was diverting. Eve Langlais enlivened these two characters that the association between them was valid and didn’t appear to be constrained. The story was impeccable, and the consummation was epic. While alternate stories have activities that will have you excited until the very end. Along these lines, I will prescribe this title to in any reader who’s into hot shifter romance.

Blackthorne’s Bride (Bitter Creek #15)

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Genre: Western

Publisher: Dell

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

Series: Bitter Creek #15

Print Length: 432 pages

Characters: Marcus, Josie

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A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best-laid plots, delicious deception, and unexpected passion.

Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie’s long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor.

Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined. And there’s no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.

Out of A Bitter Creek series, I missed only one book. But Blackthorne’s Bride is right up there with her early works. Josie reminded me of Sloan, Bayleigh and Creighton (Joan Johnston’s Sisters of the Lone Star Series) Josie was just as strong and determined just like those women. Strong in that he takes a strong person to overcome be almost bitten to death. And later finding yourself kidnapped and held against your will.

Of course, behind a strong female character must be a strong male character. And Marcus Wharton fit that bill. Marcus had his own issues. Getting over the death of his wife and child. And, caring the responsibility of taking care of twin sisters and the estate that was left to him by the death of his father the Duke of Wharton. To do that he must find an heiress, but Marcus isn’t ready to take on another bride so soon.

Blackthorne’s Bride illustrated that you can overcome just about anything if one sets their mind to it.


The Bitter Creek Series (Contemporary Novels)
The Cowboy
The Texan
The Loner
The Price
The Rivals
The Next Mrs. Blackthorne
A Stranger’s Game
Shattered
Sinful
Shameless
Surrender

The Bitter Creek Series (Historical Novels)
Texas Bride
Wyoming Bride
Montana Bride
Blackthorne’s Bride

Sisters of the Lone Star (Prequel to The Bitter Creek Series)
Frontier Woman
Comanche Woman
Texas Woman

Just One Touch (Slow Burn Novels #5)

Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by [Banks, Maya]Just One Touch by Maya Banks

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Publisher: Avon

Sold By:  HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

Print Length: 352 pages


#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with the fifth book featuring the men and women of Devereaux Security Services.

Abducted as a young girl and raised in a strict religious cult, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to when the cult leaders discover her extraordinary ability to heal—and punish her. Years held captive and forced to do the cult’s bidding have turned Jenna into a meek, timid woman…or so they think. In truth, she is merely biding her time, waiting for the perfect moment to escape.

When a terrified young woman stumbles across Isaac’s path, Devereaux Security’s toughest recruit is intrigued by the beautiful, sheltered stranger. Jenna seems to know nothing of the world around her and refuses to tell him what danger haunts her, but Isaac will do whatever it takes to gain her trust. When it becomes clear that very powerful, dangerous people are after her, he vows to protect her at all costs… because with just one touch Issac knows he wants Jenna to be his—forever.

If you love to read supernatural, paranormal romance then you’re in luck. Maya Banks has a book just up your alley. It’s titled Just One Touch it’s the fifth book in her Slow Burn series. I read two others in this series, besides this one. So, picking this series back up I didn’t feel I was missing anything. Therefore, stand-alone this could be considered. But…you know there is always a but! But, I will still advise if you can, to read this story in order of publication. So, of course, I am going to take my own advice and purchase the others in this series.
Just One Touch is due for publication on May 23, 2017. This book is about 256 pages long. And if you read the previous titles, you will glad to know that those characters too, find themselves making an appearance.
Just One Touch was a quick read from beginning to end. With well-developed plot and strong characters that complement each other.
I found that I did enjoy this book significantly. There is a huge difference between the way she writes her action adventure and her paranormal/Supernatural titles. The big difference is there is more interaction between the characters in her paranormal titles than in her action adventure type titles.
Just One Touch I would recommend to paranormal/Supernatural readers. Or even to the readers that just is looking for something different.

 

 

 

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1)

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]To Love a Texas Ranger by Linda Broday

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Print Length: 448 pages


A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend

The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate…only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side?

Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra’s arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her-his life, his badge, his very soul-knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law…and some legends were born to be told.

To Love a Texas Ranger is the first book in Linda Broday’s Men of Legend series about a band of siblings and the ladies who will soon come to love them.

I don’t know whether my Kindle or life was attempting to disclose something to me. Each time I attempt to pick this book to start it, either my Kindle was dead or only had two bars left or life sets in.

Either way, making sure that the Kindle fully charged and the outside world was left outside. I made sure that nothing interferes with me starting and completing To Love a Texas Ranger.
I attempted to get into the romantic tale of Sam & Sierra, yet for reasons unknown, they wouldn’t let me. Both were just too damaged. I ended up instructing them to get over it. I was trusting that some place, amid the course, of the 448 pages that they would resigned themselves.

In any case, I found something to like about this book. For example, I found that it was bound for me to have perused Houston’s book. I enjoyed Houston’s character or what little foundation that we saw in the brief timeframe. I also need for it to be November as of yesterday. Yes, I am wishing my summer away before it even arrives to make sure I could buy a book and read about a fictional character that I come to love. The woman who comes to love Luke will have her hands full.
This story was alright not awesome like the second book. But, by reading this series out of order. I came to realize that these books could be read out of order of publication. By no means will you find yourself missing anything regarding to storyline. However, by reading this story I learned something that I never thought I wanted to know…the birthing order of the three Legend siblings.
 

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]

   To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1)

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       The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

*****The Heart of a Texas Cowboy comes out May 1, 2017.*****

Thanks for stopping by to read this review. Leave a comment if you want to know anything more about this book.

Linda Broday

Biography

I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and make my living writing western historical romance. I am truly fortunate to live in the Texas Panhandle on land where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. I’m inspired every single day. I’ve always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to me these men and women embody the spirit and strength I want in my characters. My desire to keep history alive is what drives me. Also, these pesky characters in my head that refuse to go away! I can’t imagine writing anything else. My wish is to touch a reader’s heart in some way and have them coming back for more. If I can do that, I’ll have succeeded.

I’m a regular contributor at http://www.PetticoatsandPistols.com and blog there every third Tuesday of the month. You can also find me at http://www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com. I think it’s important to promote western historical romance any way I can and that’s what I strive to do.

My Best to each of you! May you always find a book that takes you on an unforgettable adventure.

 

Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers, #2)

51sjb52bbwwlLethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

Print Length: 416 pages


A deadly secret can’t stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It’s the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can’t do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones’s job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it’s personal. He knew the Copper Killer’s latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he’s all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath’s identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath’s every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they’ll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

Lethal Lies was a blast to read. The 2nd book to Rebecca Zanetti Blood Brother series. We have Heath Jones trying to bring justice to the lawless with the help of brothers. But things get personal when the serial killer nicknamed “Copper Killer” has an eye for Anya.
Anya has personal problems after walking in on her boyfriend getting busy with one of his students. But nothing is more personal when you attract the attention of a serial killer. With one phone call, Anya will change her life for the worse or better depending on your perceptions. I personally am the person who always sees the glass as half empty.
The action begins from the start and maintained that flow until the very last page. It was a pleasure to read this book. Matter affect I changed my whole entire reading order just to read this book first. I was hoping for goods things from this book since I really enjoyed the Sins Brothers and the first book in this new series.
Well, Rebecca Zanetti didn’t disappoint. The chemistry between Heath and Anya was captivating . What I enjoyed about this story, was the same thing that drew me in from the start…the romantic suspense. Let me say, that I thought I knew who the “Copper Killer” and it was a really shocker to found out who it really was.
I will recommend this book to anyone who is into romantic suspense. I also would recommend that you start with the Sins Brothers series to get the back history. Reason being that the villainess in this series made her appearance in the Sins Brother’s series.

Blood Brothers (3 Book Series)

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Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers Book 1)

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Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers Book 2)

Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers Book 3)

Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers Book 3) (Nov 14, 2017)

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

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My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Print Length: 384 pages


Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.
The MEN of LEGEND


The Cowboy

One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs.

With one bullet this story began. Houston Legend was looking forward to getting married. Cut, of a finger and blood, is flowing, something bad will happen. Houston Legend didn’t believe in any of that. This was a joyous occasion for him and nothing and he means absolutely nothing will spoiling that for him, not even a shallow cut, of a finger.
The groom is ready the music starts to play. The woman of his dream is walking down the aisle. He’s not nervous. One brother is beside him where is the other. He looks up there he is. He turns, he smiles at his soon to be wife. A shot is heard his bride goes down, his life is changed, forever.
With that one instance, Houston swore he wouldn’t love again. Until he founds that his father put the Lone Star Ranch up for collateral in a poker game. Now he stands before a priest swearing to love and cherish a woman that he’s never met, a woman he learns that was attached a born a child from that atrocious day.
Lara Boone wants nothing more than a name for her baby. She never hoped that any man would except her baby as his own. She never thought she would grow to love the man that she calls husband.
When I read the synopsis of The Heart of a Texas Cowboy, the plotline sounded good and since it has been awhile that I even picked up a cowboy romance. I thought I give it a try. Well, this book surprised even me how good it was.
Normally when the action takes place at the beginning of the story it seems very hard for some authors to maintain that flow of excitement throughout the book. However, Linda Broday seems to have no problem. The Heart of a Texas Cowboy was actioned packed throughout the entire book. The characters grew on me, especially the younger brother Henry. I just knew that something bad was going to happen to him. I am not going to tell you if something did or not that is your mystery that you must solve.
The romance between Houston and Lara was beautifully written and progressed naturally. What I loved about this book was Houston he was attentive and very protective of his little family. Even when Lara past came knocking Houston was there to answer the door.
Since I didn’t get the chance to read Sam’s book I just should. If his book was anything like this book, must catch up with the Legends before Luke’s book comes out. Now, that book is the one I will be anxiously waiting to read. If what I’ve read in this book, Luke is one dangerous hombre.

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy comes out May 1, 2017. Thanks for stopping by to read this review. Leave a comment if you want to know anything more about this book, before its debut.

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]

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       The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

Thunder Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend # 11)

Thunder Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend, #11)Thunder Wolf by Heather Long

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Barclay Publicity

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Print Length: 284 pages


Enforcer John Nelson has pulled double duty for months, keeping an eye on the Lone Wolves who are his charges as well as those that once answered to Margo Montgomery. More of a loner than most, he doesn’t mind going months at a time without seeing another Enforcer as was his typical pattern or at least it was until the formation of the Three Rivers pack disrupted lives everywhere. Now he must divide his time between watching the upstarts and checking on his charges while working with the other Enforcers to anticipate the next move by the Russian Volchitsa. No Enforcer expected to find themselves among the hunted, but when they target the one wolf he can tolerate, John defies orders to go after her.

Hadley Sexton is a bit of a wild card even for an Enforcer, and she loves being unpredictable. More of a mother hen than she likes to admit, she keeps an eye on her Lone Wolves, and treats them more like family than charges…but when three Enforcers are brutally murdered over the course of three weeks, Hadley discovers someone has been shadowing her trail and they aren’t alone. It is a dangerous game with a brutal enemy, one willing to kill the wolves she’s sworn to protect to draw her out.

In this story, we find that the Russians Volchitsa are trying to eliminate all the Enforcers, by capturing and killing the lone wolves. So, we have Hadley Sexton rounding up all the loan wolves that she is responsible for to try to keep them safe. But is anyone truly safe? When the Russian Volchitsa locates Hadley’s safe house, the war is on to try to relocate the lone wolves.
When John Nelson was unable to reach Hadley, he takes on the mission to locate her. Already three enforcers were killed, will he be on time to save Hadley or will she be number four.
Thunder Wolf book #11 in Heather Long “Wolves of Willow Bend” series. With great characters and a cameo appearance by all the other characters from the prior books in this series. This story was fast pace, which fits right in with the other titles in the series.
If you haven’t read any of the previous titles in the series, then you must to at least familiarize yourself with the plot before trying to dive into this book. You would absolutely thank yourself for doing so.

Series Reading Order:
Wolf at Law (Prequel)
Book 1: Wolf Bite
Book 2: Caged Wolf
Book 3: Wolf Claim
Book 3.5: Wolf Next Door
Book 4: Rogue Wolf
Book 5: Bayou Wolf
Book 6: Untamed Wolf
Book 6.5: Wolf with Benefits
Book 7: River Wolf
Book 7.5: Single, Wicked Wolf

Book 8: Desert Wolf

Book 9: Snow Wolf
Book 9.5: Wolf on Board
Book 10: Shadow Wolf
Book 11: Thunder Wolf
Book 12: Ghost Wolf