TAMING THE LION by Kerry Adrienne Pre-Order Blast !

TamingTheLion_Badge_PreOrderBlast

Pre-order TAMING THE LION and add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Then keep reading to get an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at TAMING THE LION and to enter the giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card!TtL pre-order badge


Enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card from Kerry Adrienne!

 


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


cooltext193647053862705

 

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.

 Pre-order at:  Amazon | GooglePlay | Kobo | iTunes | B&N


TTL_1000x300


cooltext193963279515684


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]

Get More information at: Goodreads |  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 PURSUING THE BEAR

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

Get More information at:  Goodreads |  Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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.

c4ab4-button_basic

Stone Cold Fox (Cougarville #3)

Stone Cold Fox (Cougarville) by [Anderson, Evangeline]
Stone Cold Fox

Rating:

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Series: Cougarville

Print Length: 240 Pages

Publication Date: August 1, 2017


Cougarville’s mechanic, and resident Alpha fox, shelters a mysterious woman who ignites his protective animal instincts when evil forces try to tear them apart.

Jo Ferrell has been cast out of her home for reasons she doesn’t understand. The grey streak in her hair is gone, her body is younger, and there’s an ominous shadow chasing her. With nowhere else to go, Jo finds shelter in a shed whose owner she wants nothing to do with—but he’s too much to resist.

Reese Cooper has never felt a pull towards a woman like he does towards Jo and his Fox is desperate to claim her as their mate. After offering her a place to stay, Reese finds it difficult to resist his beautiful new roommate. But when dark magic threatens their happiness, Reese will use all of his strength to protect the woman he loves…if he’s not too late.

Stone Cold Fox is a fun, sexy, exciting read that will make readers want to revisit Cougarville again and again

Stone Cold Fox would be my second title that I read by Evangeline Anderson and also the second title in this series. Out of the two titles, this one is my favorite. The characters weren’t overly dramatic and Reese was the type of man that any girl will be glad to call her own.
Well, except for Jo Ferrell. She has several run-ins with bad men, especially the Skin Walker variety. However, she never met the type like Reese. He tries to make her safe and to teach her that not all shifters are alike. Everything was going fine until danger comes calling. And Reese must use all his strength to protect the woman he has come to love.
Stone Cold Fox was a sexy and fun read, with excitement found around every corner. This is one series that readers of all genre will get behind.

 


****Warning**** Before reading this title, Evangeline hits on a sensitive topic and some readers might take offense. She tried to handle the subject sensitively.


More about the author

Evangeline Anderson

Biography

About the Author
Evangeline Anderson is the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Author of the Brides of the Kindred, Alien Mate Index, and Born to Darkness series. She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.
You can find her online at her website http://www.evangelineanderson.com
Come visit for some free reads. Or, to be the first to find out about new books, join her newsletter–you can find a link at her website.

 

Hunger

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

My rating:

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.

When Danger Bites (Bravo Team WOLF #1)

cover111262-mediumWhen Danger Bites by Heather Long

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC

Publication Date: May 08, 2017

Print Length: 300 pages


Buttoned-up Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is dangerous on every level. As a human, she poses a threat to Marine Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit. Though the team has a reputation among the other recon units, only their commanding officer knows their secret. As a woman, the danger posed is entirely different. Jax can survive the temptation for only so long before his wolf takes over and pursues what it wants.

Military intelligence specialist Corporal Kaitlyn Amador is the first woman in the Marines to be assigned to a recon team. And everyone’s watching her. Her mission? Not only prove herself worthy of her place in the group, but uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful. A mission that gets more difficult every time she’s near Jax…

When Danger Bites shows you that even the shadowy part of the government want a piece of the action when they learn the existence of shifters. to keep their pack safe from annihilation a band of wolves must join the services.
Captain Jax Raymond’s special Force Recon unit, is known as one of the best. Now the MIS wants to know their secrets. So, they send in MIS Corporal Kaitlyn “Kat” Amador to infiltrate the Force Recon unit to uncover the mystery of why Bravo Team is so successful.
Romance took a back seat in the 1st title in Bravo Team Wolf. All focus was on building the back story of this elite band of men. Which was totally okay, because without a backstory this series will never take off. Not to say that there wasn’t chemistry between Jax and Kaitlyn. That is what made this storyline work because normally I would complain that there wasn’t enough romance and that is what this genre is about…. Right! But the slow building of their growing attraction made it seemed somehow more real than having them confess their love from the beginning.
Initially, it was Jax training Kat to become part of the TEAM, but it really turns out it was Kat teaching Jax that not all women need a rough bunch of men to protect them.
All in all, I liked When Danger and looking forward to seeing where this series is heading.
I would recommend this book to readers whose into shifter, and military romance.

San Francisco Wolf Pack Boxed Set

51pdzjv3gtl

cooltext193647157308664


Genre: Paranormal

Series: San Francisco Wolf #1-3

Publisher: Entangled: Covet

Publication Date: December 5th, 2016

Characters: Hayden, Jack, Ryder, Melina, Isabella & Josie

Golden starGolden starGolden star


From “falling in love” to “it’s complicated,” New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristin Miller brings you three, full-length, deliciously hotparanormal love stories with sexy alpha heroes and the strong-willed women who bring these werewolves to heel.

The Werewolf Wears PradaMelina Rosenthal worships at the altar of all things fashion. Her dream is to work for the crème de la crème fashion magazine, Eclipse, and she’ll do pretty much anything to get there. Even fixing up the image of a gorgeous, sexy public figure who’s all playboy, all the time. Even if he’s the guy who broke her heart a year ago. And even if Melina has no idea that Hayden Dean is actually a werewolf…

Beauty and the Werewolf Billionaire werewolf Jack MacGrath has almost everything—the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack’s in trouble. Then he sees her. Gorgeous, demure, proud…and his enemy. Isabelle Connelly is werewolf royalty and falling for anyone lesser — to say nothing of a rival pack — would be, er, unseemly. Now she must choose between her duty to her family and her pack…or her perfect fated mate.

What a Werewolf Wants Private investigator – and werewolf – Ryder McManus doesn’t believe in marriage. But then he never expected to find his fated mate, Josie, at his best friend’s wedding festivities. When Josie and Ryder are together, the chemistry heats up. While he’s trying to stop the wedding, she’ll do whatever it takes to give the couple a dream day. But the secret he’s trying to expose might just ruin everything.

I am a big fan of shifter romance, but this collection just didn’t do it for me. If you are a reader just trying to find if shifter romances are your thing. This collection would be for you. It’s very mild in the way the shifter world is brought to life. However, if you like gritter paranormal, shifter romance this collection is not for you.  Even though I found Beauty and the Werewolf an interesting read, that book along didn’t save the collection.

The other stories were slow and the men characters weren’t likable. Whereas, The Werewolf Wears Prada; Hayden Dean redeemed himself earlier in the story. Ryder didn’t until the very end. Therefore, I would just purchase the books individually than in this collection pack.

Waking the Bear (Broken Chains #1)

0816_-9781460397442_wakingthebear_web

cooltext192496212069469Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

cooltext193647053862705

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.

cooltext192496105491159

  Waking the Bear is the 1st book in Kerry Adrienne new series Broken Chains.

Amy Francis needed a place to vacation alone, long enough to decide what she would do with the rest of her life.  So when she came across the listen for a cabin in Deep Creak she hoped at the chance.  Just coming out of a bad relationship, she wasn’t looking to immediately fall into another one, until she meets the owner of the cabin Parker Ranger Griff Martin.

Griff Martin and his pack members are preparing to go to war with the lion pack.  With the distraction of war and his old enemy showing up, he forgets to remove his cabin from the realtors rental properties list. But when he meets his new tenant, all bets are off.

Griff must find some way of keeping Amy in Deep Creek and keep her hidden from his enemies.

Waking the Bear was a good shifter romance. The story was short, but otherwise steady. This book set the stage nicely for the other titles. I will definitely be reading the other titles in this series…just to see the outcome of the war.

cooltext193647157308664

Print Length: 212 pages

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

Series: Broken Chains #1

Characters: Griff, Amy

Moonstruck (Diablo Lake #1)

Moonstruck (Diablo Lake, #1)

In Diablo Lake, Tennessee, a town populated by werewolves, witches and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town’s secrets from outsiders.

Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she’s back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she’s lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.

The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace’s canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There’s nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won’t be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.

Katie presents a challenge to Jace’s wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she’s coming into the magic that is her birthright—and suddenly Jace isn’t the only one who’s interested in Katie or the raw power she’s just learning to use.

 

My Review: I almost given up on this book. I put it down then I returned to it, just to restart from the beginning. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. Me putting it down, had to have been, because I was truly tired that day and not the book at all.

Lauren Dane in this paranormal romance she has a mixture, from witches to wolf shifters. In Diablo Lake: Moonstruck we’re introduced very strong willed individuals. Jace’s because he’s an alpha wolf and Katie because she’s a strong witch.

Katie has finally come home. Leaving Diablo was the hardest thing she ever done, but after being stood up at the alter she had no choice. But, know she’s home where she’s belong.

When Jace finds out that Katie was home, it was time for him to claim which was his.

Diablo Lake: Moonstruck was a very solid story with again strong characters with a steady pace.

 

Diablo Lake: Moonstruck on sale now

OVERALL RATING

Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden star