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Claiming His Lioness by Kerry Adrienne

Claiming His Lioness by Kerry Adrienne
Series: Shifter Wars

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USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars series comes to its epic conclusion when former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?

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Title: Claiming His Lioness
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Release Date: September 3, 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Series: Shifter Wars
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Digital
 
Synopsis:

 Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

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The final installment to Kerry Adrienne’s Paranormal Romance series, Shifter Wars, has finally arrive. With Claiming His Lioness, the shifter world must band together to fight a common enemy…. humans. When an oil company decides to run pipes through the wild of Deep Creek, it would be up to the three waring shifter clans to stop this from happening before the humans find out that shifters are not just a thing of myths.

Claiming His Lioness, a fast-paced and exciting climax to this fantastic series. In the first two books of this series, Waking the Bear and pursuing the Bear, the lion was represented as being the enemy of the piece. That could be further than the truth and with Lara and Mason story you will see why.

In my opinion Claiming His Lioness was the best book in this series. Fans of PNR will totally enjoy this book

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 Claiming His Lioness Excerpt

Copyright © 2018 Kerry Adrienne

 The birds and night animals were active all around them. Though her hearing wasn’t as sensitive as when she moved as a shifter, she still heard them. Scampers and calls to evening plans—all clear to her lioness, who paced inside, longing to get out and run. Lara shushed her, placating her with a promised run later. With summer starting, there’d be plenty of late night runs in the moonlight to the cadence of all the insects and heartbeats in the forest.

A nice fat rabbit sounded perfect for dinner.

Mason motioned her to crouch and she did, crawling up close to him in the brush. She could smell him. Warm, with a streak of fierceness, like a juicy steak with a hint of tangy sauce. A spice she couldn’t name and a scent so intoxicating, she had to move back a bit. She’d been near him too much today. She sniffed again, and he turned and shot her a smile.

She looked away.

What the hell was wrong with her? She wasn’t one to go around sniffing men. She shook her head. I’m just hungry, that’s all.

Mason grabbed her arm. She looked where he was pointing and inhaled sharply. Through the bushes, a short distance away, a smattering of tiny campfires blazed. And tents cast hulking shadows across the lakeshore.

Where were the humans?

The low sound of muffled voices grew louder and Lara strained to hear what was going on. A group of humans—male and at least one female—made their way to the edge of one fire, their faces alight with the bright glow.

They looked happy. None appeared to be armed but why were there so many of them? The lake was remote—how could they have gotten all the equipment so deep into the woods—unless they’d had pack mules.

And why were they at the lake?

Mason’s face mirrored her concerns, his brows slanted and his skin drawn tight. His mouth a firm line. Lara watched him a minute, noting his slightly curved nose—the bump was the only way she could easily tell Marco and Mason apart unless they were talking. Somehow, the imperfection made him even more handsome than his brother.

She looked back at the humans standing around the fire like an army at ease, but aware battle was coming. Most looked out of place—not like seasoned hikers or hunters. More like businessmen without their suits, forced into jeans and T-shirts and shoes they only wore once or twice a year or maybe bought for the outing.

Stranger and stranger.

A large man glanced their way, spotted then, then rushed toward where they crouched. Bile filled Lara’s mouth and her lioness screamed run, but she froze in place. Several other men followed the leader, and within seconds, she and Mason were surrounded by humans.

 


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About Kerry Adrienne

Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

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 Enter the world of USA Today Bestselling Author Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars.  Bears, lions, wolves and more are in a war to control Deep Creek and the ancestral spirit that commands the Cave of Whispers…and all its secrets. Catch-up with the series today!

The Shifter Wars series in order:

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Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one’s mate…

For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It’s clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it’s a means of survival. But what Amy doesn’t realize is she’s reawakened the beast within him.

Griff’s dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff’s entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.

Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.

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Bear shifters exist.

Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child.  Now she’s returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world.  She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole.  Intimately close. But uncovering Derek’s wild side comes with a shattering price.

Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria.  His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they’re ready for war.  Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.

If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she’ll bring out the worst of both sides.  But Derek can’t hide his secrets from the love of his life forever.  He knows they’re playing with fire – and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone’s bound to get burned.

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Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she’s alone and at risk in the forest’s brutal winter when she’s rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she’s comforted by his presence. But it’s his rugged scent that stirs something in her she’s never felt before.

Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature—if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia’s distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.

But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her—because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.

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For Marco, heir to the lions’ throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it’s fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate.

Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move.

Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever.

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CLAIMING HIS LIONESS

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A new enemy threatens to destroy Deep Creek in this final installment of the Shifter Wars series.


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About Kerry Adrienne:

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more. She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere.

In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

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Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3)


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Author: Kerry Adrienne

Series: Shifter Wars

Print Length: 352 Pages

Publication Date: August 14, 2017


 

The Shifter Wars have come and gone. There were losses on both sides. Now it’s time for Alicia to do what she was meant to do. That of saving the wound. But, on her last outing, she came across her destiny.

Marco heir to the lions’ throne, was severally wounded and in the enemy territory. Expecting to die, until one bear shifter refused to let him do so.

Taming the Lion was everything I was expecting. The romance between Marco and Alicia developed throughout the story, so when they finally got together it felt believable. But, you know what happens when two different being from two different worlds trying to obtain happiness. There is always someone on the opposite side trying to destroy said happiness. Well in Marco and Alicia case their happiness may cause a bigger war than what just occurred.

Taming the Lion was fast paced with good chemistry between the two main characters. This is a great book for any paranormal fan.

Shifter Wars Series:

Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 1)
Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars #1)

Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 2)
Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars #2)

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Kerry Adrienne

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne loves history, science, music and art. She’s a mom to three daughters, many cats, and a panther chameleon named Yoda. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere.

In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player. Recently, she adopted the sweetest tiger named Rajah at a local tiger sanctuary and is training to educate people about conservation of the species, feed the animals at the sanctuary, and make enrichment items for wild cats big and small.

For a free book, and the latest news (and contests) be sure to sign up for Kerry’s newsletter at http://kerryadrienne.com/newsletter/.

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Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

Title: Taming the Lion
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Series: Shifter Wars
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: Digital and Paperback
ISBN: 9781460397510


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Pack bonds are tested in the Shifter Wars as the lion heir must choose between his legacy and his mate

For Marco, heir to the lions’ throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it’s fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate.

Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move.

Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever.

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Taming the Lion Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 Kerry Adrienne

“Let’s do this.” Alicia wiped the sweat from her forehead, tugged her medic pack higher on her shoulder, and trudged deeper into the forest, away from the cave.

            Every muscle burned and her head throbbed. Surely she’d found all the wounded bears by now.

            Cant take a chance Ive missed anyone. Too many lost already.

            Once she was positive all bears were accounted for, she’d collapse into bed. But until then, she’d search. The air hung heavy with the dank odor of battle, dried blood, and the ghosts of violence. A full day had passed, but Deep Creek was forever scarred from the agony that had ripped shifters apart on its forest floors.

            Healing would take more than bandages and incense.

            Damn lions. Always looking for a fight. The bears wouldn’t forget the day the lions attacked.

            “Alicia?” The voice sounded from behind her, a hint of agitation in the tone. “Where are you going?”

            She paused, steeling herself, and then turned.

            Derek.

            Concern clouded his face. Rarely one to show stress, the battle had shaken him profoundly, and deep hollows had formed under his eyes. Shell-shocked, yet still the strong alpha always concerned about those he cared about. Bria was fortunate to have such a powerful protector as mate.

            “I’m checking for wounded.” Alicia pushed a lock of red hair behind her ear and cinched her ponytail. The after-battle taste of nausea and heat burned her throat and sat in her stomach like a rock. She didn’t need to hear Derek’s speech, but she knew it was coming.

            “Alone?” He put his hands on his hips.

            “I’ll be back before dark—there are several hours of daylight left.” A tingle of dread traveled up her spine. Though she loved being a medic and healer, battlefield trauma treatment was a bit beyond her training.

            “You shouldn’t be by yourself. The lions might be prowling around looking for their own wounded. Or a stray bear to ambush.” Derek’s hair hung loose and limp around his shoulders. His beard was scraggly and he had a dark bruise over his eyebrow.

            She’d never seen him look so rough.

            Of course he’d try to stop her. He wasn’t being bossy. He worried. “I need to check thoroughly. Just in case.” He wasn’t the only one who worried, but she’d never forgive herself if she missed a wounded bear.

            He tromped toward her, his steps heavy with exhaustion. “I’ll help. We’ve lost too many friends and family already. I’m not losing you too.”

            “There’s nothing you can do to help.”

            He stared into the forest and sniffed the air. “I can shift and we can cover more ground.”

            “Go back to the cave. I’m sure Bria needs you right now. She’s been exposed to so many new things, some violent, in a short amount of time. I know she’s a strong woman, but it’s a tremendous amount for a human to process. She’s been thrown into the middle of this war, unprepared.”

            Derek scowled. “I know.”

            She touched his shoulder and looked into his eyes. “She needs you by her side, not left alone with a bunch of grumpy and wounded bears.”

            He pulled away. “But she’s safe in the cave. You aren’t.”

            “Seriously?” Alicia crossed her arms and formed the sourest face she could fake. “You really think I can’t take care of myself? I’ve been doing it a long time.”

            “It’s not that.”

            “Then what? The lions have gone home with their tails between their legs.”

            “I worry about you.” His voice softened.

            “I know you do, and I appreciate it. I’m going to check the brush on the way to the creek then I’ll be back. I won’t be gone more than an hour or two.”

            His scowl deepened, and he chewed his lip hard, annoyance flashing in his features. “You’re so stubborn.”

            “Your mate needs you. Go.”

            She almost smiled, but held back. It was easy to see why Bria was attracted to Derek. He’d always been a good friend, looking out for Alicia as they grew up together in the clan. Sometimes he was overprotective, but she understood why most women swooned over him.

            Who didn’t want a giant bear hug from a good-looking and sweet man?

 Other Books in the Shifter Wars Series

 WAKING THE BEAR

Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 1) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

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 PURSUING THE BEAR

Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars Book 2) by [Adrienne, Kerry]

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About Kerry Adrienne

Kerry Adrienne

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more.

She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere. In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

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Legal Wolf’s Mate

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In Eve Langlais’s Legal Wolf’s Mate—previously published in the anthology Growl— taking on a pro bono murder case isn’t a problem for a lawyer who enjoys a challenge. Discovering his new client is his mate? A tad more complicated. Gavin has no intention of settling down, especially not with a woman accused of murder. But the beautiful, fiery Megan has his blood boiling and his heart racing, and it doesn’t take Gavin long to know that his fate is sealed…

Legal Wolf’s Mate which was previously published in the anthology Growl will go on sale October 4, 2016, and is 113 pages of outright fun.

Gavin is an ace attorney who always wins his cases. Gavin is one hot wolf who has met his match when he was asked to defend Megan on charges of murder. When Megan and Gavin finally meets it was fun and adventure from there. Gavin realizing Megan was his mate and Megan just wanting to clear her name. Not only is Megan facing prison time if found guilty who is the mystery person behind all the bad things that is befallen Megan.

Not too many authors could get away with telling a story in dual POV, which to me what made this book a winner.  With this being the first book by Eve Langlais I can’t really tell you anything about how this compare with other books she written. But, I have found another author to my favorite list.

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Print Length: 113 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Characters: Gavin, Megan

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Savage Urges (The Phoenix Pack Series Book 5)

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  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (May 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

She’s a lone wolf with a cause.

As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters—the same one that rescued her—Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she’s eager to help connect the two. She just wasn’t prepared to feel a connection of her own.

Lone wolves are loners for a reason—and most of them bad. Or so Ryan assumes until he meets the mysterious Makenna. Quirky and sensual, she seems to enjoy riling him, especially when she refuses to discuss her past. Although there is no mating bond, he’s sure she’s the one. All he has to do is be patient and wait. But when another pack’s sinister Alpha comes sniffing around, threatening Makenna and her shelter, this enforcer is ready to let his wolf off the leash…

My Review: This would be my second title that I read that was written by Suzanne Wright. I just have to say “Outstanding” I can’t get around how Suzanne Wright can pull you into a story a just won’t let you go until the end. This book had you laughing one minute, crying the next, and back to laughing again.

I really loved Makenna Wray she was a lone wolf but she didn’t let that stop here from helping others. She was a very selfless person who rather put others before herself. I think in a way that’s what attracted Ryan to Makenna it was her generosity her ability to wanting to help his nephew a total stranger another lone wolf.

I don’t’ want to give a lot away so I am just going to say that Savage Urges was a breath of fresh air and that it was very action packed and enthralling book.

If you are looking for a strong set of characters with a strong female character  kicking butt alongside her counterpart than Savage Urges would be that book.

 

Savages Urges on sale May 3rd

 

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Wolf’s Ascension (Cherchez Wolf Pack)

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  • Publisher: Carina Press (February 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017689RBQ

 

Attacked by werewolves. Mated to the Alpha. Declared a queen. Kari is having an unusual day.

In the Cherchez wolf pack, loyalty is earned, not given. For Andreas, the pull he feels toward Kari cannot be ignored, a physical bond immediate and unbreakable—though Andreas wants to win Kari’s heart as well as her body. But someone isn’t happy about his new mate, and Kari’s just beginning to trust him and the pack when attempted murder threatens their newfound happiness.

Andreas brings out the deepest hunger in Kari, a sexy, passionate side of herself she never knew was there. And her new life as werewolf queen is turning out to be surprisingly emotional in other ways, as well. The bond she feels with Andreas extends to the others in the pack—others she’s now bound to defend.

And as the pack’s enemies are about to discover, Kari will do anything to protect her new family.

My Review:

I didn’t start reading books by Lauren Dane until last year. When I saw she had a new title I job on the chance to read her latest title Wolf’s Ascension which I notice was previously published under a different title, but the good thing was I never read the previous title so all was good. So was Wolf’s Ascension. Kari didn’t think her life could get any stranger. First being attacked by a wild dog, waking up in a hospital being told that she was attacked but she didn’t have signs of being attacked by a wild dog. Next she is abducted by her doctor and waking up again at a house at an unknown location and being told that during the next full moon she was going to shift into a werewolf. What would a sane girl think when she was also told that she was some man’s alpha bitch. Either she has gone crazy are these people are escapees from an insane asylum and that she must escape. Try us she must she made it as far as the road leading to civilization when she was picked up by a kind civilian, just to be returned to the place she has escaped from.

Wolf Ascension was truly good book that will have you laughing for sure. The attraction between Andreas and Kari was hot and the plotline very interesting. If you like a good were-shifter book, Wolf Ascension by Lauren Dane would be one of the titles I recommend reading.

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Wolf with Benefits (Wolves of Willow Bend #6.5)

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  • Publication Date: December 29, 2015

After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When she returns home, her best friend—the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery—distracts her. In an effort to make his mother feel better, Matt cons Shiloh into telling his mother that she came home for him. The little fib, he promises, is all his mother needs to feel better about his sister’s recent mating and exodus across the ocean.

Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible and, while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules…

The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine. It makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping. Still, the closer they get and the more rules they break, the more Matt’s wolf wants to change their con game into a mating game. Two problems stand in his way—Shiloh’s very human parents never wanted their children to take the bite, and a wolf from across the line has his eye on her, too.

Can Matt keep his best friend and mate her too?

My Review: Heather Long series Wolves of Willow Bend gets better and better. In story Wolf With Benefits , Shiloh Sullivan has come home after a summer long hiatus of breaking her packs rules. Who knew that by helping other wolves she would be ostracize by other members of her pack, even her own family members has given her the coldshoulders. Only one person is happy to see her back and that would be her longtime friend Matt Montgomery.

Matt Montgomery tries to distract her at the same time making his mom smile again by coming up with a plan, they would pretend to date. But you know the old saying the “Best laid plans”. When his feelings for Shiloh turn deeper than friendship, Matt has to find some way to keep his friend and mate her too.

Wolf With Benefits was a hot, sexy read with a heartwarming story.

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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 (2016)

 

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The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Dead in the City #4)

Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…

He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body…

Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.

My Review: OMG. This book was excellent. When it comes to paranormal romance Sara Humphreys is one of the best. In The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire we meet Trixie a tough as nails vampire, who had it with relationships. Dakota Shelton; was a gentleman vampire who has the penchant for cinnamon lollipops. The sparks these too had was nothing compare to the humorous banter.What I loved about this book was the main characters didn’t let their past lives define who they were. For instance as a human Trixie didn’t know where she belonged with that she went on a destructive path which later on became the ultimate reason on how she become a vampire. But she soon realizes that family is not always the people that birth you. They can also be people that help you and protect you along the way.

With Dakota he discovers that revenge isn’t always so sweet.

Even though The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is the fourth book in Sara Humpreys’ “Dead in the City” series this title read as a standalone. I will definitely purchase the other titles in this series since this book was astoundingly good.

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Dead in the City series:
Tall, Dark and Vampire (Book 1)
Vampire Trouble (Book 2)
Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Book 3)
The Good, the Bad and the Vampire (Book 4)
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire goes on sale January 5, 2016 preoder your copy today
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First Beast

To protect his pack, he must guard his heart.

Lost on Bodmin Moor, twelve-year-old Talia Summers was cold, hurt and terrified, before being saved by a black panther that materialized out of the night.

Years later, Talia returns to the moor in search of that magnificent beast, but instead finds a man leading a clan of shape shifters. Yet the connection she remembers is strangely absent. She despairs of ever finding it again—until a stranger steps into her shower.

Back to claim his rightful place, Caleb McLeod’s fierce attraction to his half-brother’s female is tempered by the fact she’s a human. Worse, a journalist. He’ll not have his people’s survival threatened by a human female who continually pushes the boundaries of pack rules.

His solution? Mate with her. Control her. And if his brother doesn’t like it, they’ll simply have to share. For now.

But suspicion and lies threaten the growing bond between Talia and Caleb, and the past has a way of catching up. A way of destroying the bridge built between two worlds…between two hearts.

My Review: Talia was lost on Bodmin Moor when she was twelve. When out of know where a black panther laid down beside her to protect her all through the night. Since that night she wanted to know the truth about Bodmin Moor, there were rumors that the Moors were crawling with shifters that turn into panthers. Years later Talia returns to the moor in search of the truth also of that magnificent panther that saved her. Instead she finds and meets Joshua who is leading a clan of shape shifters and claims to have been the panther that saved her that fateful day.

Even though she doesn’t feel the connection with Joshua like she did that night on the moor, she married him and hoped that the old connection would come back with time. Until the day that Joshua’s brother Caleb returns from the dead to claim his rightful place as pack leader.

With Caleb returns, suspicion will become the norm and truths will be revealed.

This book was fantastic. Caleb was the strong type, someone who doesn’t take any mess from anyone, not even his brother or his wife. Talia had two strikes against her before deciding marriage to Joshua. One she was a human and two she was a journalist, with these strikes comes doubt that she can be loyal to the pack she calls family.

There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about First Beast. The story was compelling and the chemistry between Caleb and Talia was flammable

First Beast goes on sale December 8, 2015 reserve your copy today Amazon | B&N

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Ice Moon ( The Moon Series #5)

Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he’s hired by the “Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe”. One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf howling within…

A gifted psychic with pyrokinesis, Taryn Goldstone wields fire beyond her control– sometimes with dire consequences. With Jason, she discovers that some flames are meant for passion–and healing. She has enemies who covet her powerful gift, but they are about to learn just how far a wolf will go to protect his mate.

My Review: I don’t know what Lisa Kessler is doing, but I will take a guess and say she was successful in making me enjoy reading first person narration titles or just her books.

In The Moon series titled Ice Moon. Jared Ayers; Jason oldest brother and a werewolf, have to find a way to break through his mates “Ice Queen” persona. When Jason touched Taryn his wolf claimed her as theirs.

Taryn on the other hand has to cope with her gift of pyrokinesis. At any time she could set something or someone on fire without even meaning to. She done it before, with dire consequences she has been trying to overcome some nine years later. And So the façade of “Ice Queen” was born. She doesn’t like the title but it keeps innocents from getting hurt mainly her son and Jared.

Ice Moon had you cheering for these too, especially for Taryn because she lived the ultimate isolation from her son, she couldn’t touch him for nine years, distancing herself but loving him from afar. Until one day she met Jared. She tried to keep him at a distance like the others in her life. But like the old saying goes “Time heals all wounds” and if it doesn’t fate must step in to give it a swift kick into overdrive.

Ice Moon, I really enjoyed reading and can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Ice Moon on sale November 16, 2015 make sure to pick up a copy the next time you are at the book story. Or order from Amazon | B&N

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River Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 7)

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Brett Dalton, Alpha of Hudson River, isolated himself from his pack mates after one betrayed him. The once, easygoing Alpha has become taciturn, remote and unforgiving. His pack worries for him, but they too have suffered a devastating blow. When several members leave to join Three Rivers, the pack faces the threat of dissolution until Brett’s best friend and Lone Wolf, Luc
Danes returns to Hudson River accompanied by a beautiful young human–or is she? Something about the woman consumes Brett. Has Luc come home to help or to take the pack from Brett?

Colby Jensen wrapped up thousands of hours of community service working at the hospital in Maine when an injured Luc Danes rolled through the door. The impossible patient drove the nurses crazy, but when Danes offered her money no strings attached to drive him to New York, she agreed. The last thing she expected was to arrive in the small Westchester County town and to meet the craziest collection of residents–especially the devastatingly sexy Brett Dalton. Part of her wants to hit the road, the rest wants to make him smile and he keeps making excuses for her to stay.

My Take: Have you ever decided to read a series because of the description of the book or mainly because of the cover. Well I decided to read River Wolf because of both. Brett Dalton is one hot Alpha and the life of protecting his pack wasn’t easy. If you are like me just starting this series this book was a stand-alone. But after reading this book I will be reading the rest in the series to catch up with the other character that makes an appearance that I assume had their own story. What I enjoyed about River Wolf…..either than it had a bunch of shifters was that the lead character Brett who took over Alpha and was betrayed by one of his own and some of his pack members have decided to go join another pack. It would be hard for some to get over that. However, Brett had the mentality that I rarely see in an Alpha, believe me I read a lot of shifter to say that Brett was laid back “If you wanted to go…leave” He didn’t force anyone to stay. But that all changed when Colby Jensen arrived on his doorstep. If he wanted anyone to stay it was Colby.

River Wolf stands toe to toe with other books in this genre. It was a plus that an Alpha found a mate that could stand up to any man or beast. So, if you are looking to add another shifter romance to your bookshelf make sure you check out River Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 7) you won’t be sorry that you did.

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Caedmon Wolves Volume II

Caedmon Wolves Volume II (Books 4-6 )

It took longer than usual to finish a book this week. When life steps in, your leisure takes back seat. The book I just completed was Caedmon Wolves (Volume Two). I had real pleasure in reading all three of these books.

WOLF’S DESIRE (CAEDMON WOLVES)
After Keira’s husband is brutally murdered, she is more than just alone but vulnerable to threats and tangled in a web of greed. Her decisions lead her into a corner, and safety is jeopardized. Aiden, Wolf shifter and Council member of the Caedmon Pack, has never failed when it comes to fulfilling the terms of his employment contract. When he is hired to protect an heiress, he doesn’t plan on her being the only woman to bring both challenge and purpose in his life. Without hesitation, he vows to keep the grieving Keira safe–even from himself. Keira trusts Aiden unconditionally and finds joy whenever they are together, but can love transcend a tragedy? Aiden’s urge to protect her is just as great as his desire to claim her. Once the passion is unleashed and fueled by the need to have all of her, the wolf will accept nothing less than his mate.

WOLF’S STRENGTH (CAEDMON WOLVES)
Tension grows between old rivals… Cold-blooded murder sparks a feud that could reignite the hatred between two dominant packs. Alpha Devin Caedmon and his council are tempted to risk all that is precious to protect their bloodline, but Tristan Arnou, the rival Pack’s leader, isn’t the only force trying to tear down the unity holding them together. All threats must be eliminated before the entire wolf shifter race is destroyed. Forbidden love burns like a wildfire… There is one woman who Blake DeLuca loves more than anything else: Naomi Valentine. Despite the escalating battle and power struggles among their leaders, the fire between these two lovers has yet to be extinguished. Naomi’s heart belongs to Blake, but her allegiance lies with Arnou. She’s left with two choices…assume her duty or accept Blake’s eternal bond? In Wolf’s Strength, secrets are unveiled and old memories long buried have resurfaced. The game of deception is a deadly one. There can be no peace until the bloodshed ends.

WOLF’S HONOR (CAEDMON WOLVES)
Wolf shifter Connor Maxim is a law-abiding citizen. His motto: Keep the peace. Protect the Pack. His firm, Maxim Securities, had been created for this purpose. His honor will be tested when he’s called to deliver on his vows. The homicide rate escalates to an all-time high on Pack territory, and all evidence points to two prevalent wolf Packs: the Caedmon and the Arnou. The Feds give the leaders of both Packs an ultimatum, and a three-day deadline. They must find the source of the murders before the Feds intervene. When a police raid goes awry, Connor’s world collides with that of Antonia Trudeau’s. Under the guise of a striking spitfire of a woman–who happens to be his mate–is a criminal with a healthy rap sheet. He must decide if love is worth more than duty and honor. Antonia circumvents more than just the laws…she captures Connor’s heart.

May Take: In Wolf’s Desire Aiden was a true protector, He wasn’t at first going to take the assignment of protecting Keira since he was going to retire, however something changed his mind. When he arrived he thought everything was going to be as usual. Knowing with protection his life would be on the line. But when he finally meets Keira he knew it was personal when his wolf claims Keira’s wolf as his own.

Wolfs Strength was about Blake DeLuca cousin to Aiden they both were a part of the Arnou pack, they both decided to leave. In Blake case though it was really hard to distance himself since he mate was still part of his old pack. Naomi wanted to leave the Arnou pack, but family loyalties kept her bounded to the pack. Caedmon and the Arnou Pack finally come together when they learn they share a common enemy.

When starting the Wolf’s Honor I realized that I read and reviewed this book you can find the review here: http://yearwooddailybookreview.com/2015/05/06/wolfs-honor-book-review/.

This entire book was an enjoyable read.

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