Shifters After Dark 6 book box set

shifters after darkUnfortunately, this set is no longer available to get on Amazon. Sorry guys.  I have tried to see if it was on B&N and Kobo but have had no luck. If you know of a store that carries it I would love to know.

You can find it on Goodreads though, not that that is any help: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23456673-shifters-after-dark

Of Wings and Wolves by S.M. Reine

Synopsis: When 20-year-old Summer Gresham, a coed with a secret shapeshifting ability, is singled out for a prestigious internship, she’s stunned to discover Nash Adamson emphatically requested her. A rebel angel in exile, Nash has more than a few secrets of his own. With an angel war in the making and Summer at its crux, Nash has to choose what matters most: their love, or his freedom.

3 Stars

 This book was pretty slow for my tastes.  And the storyline was kinda hard to follow, like it wasn’t very cohesive if that makes sense.  The love portion was decent and the writing was technically sound, but things happened a bit too fast for me and I didn’t connect with the characters on a deep level that I usually do. I don’t think I will be reading the next one.

Seven Years by Dannika Dark

Synopsis: Lexi Knight hasn’t seen Austin Cole since her brother’s funeral seven years ago. Now a dangerous bounty hunter, Austin reveals he’s also an alpha Shifter. But there’s another shocking twist, putting Lexi’s family in danger. Can their relationship be salvaged from the ruins of their past? Book One in a bestselling series about family, second chances, and finding that person who completes you.

4 Stars

I liked this one a lot.  It had struggle both internally and externally.  Lots of action that I love with shifter stories.  And the steamy scenes were very well written.  The only think I will say that didn’t blow me away was the fact everyone wanted her.  It was like some super scent that permeated off her in waves that drove everyone wild with lust.  It didn’t sit well with me for some reason.  I would read the next one.

Hood’s Obsession by Marie Hall

Synopsis: Lilith Wolf, daughter of the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, is in heat–and being handfasted to the first male in her village to tame her wolf isn’t an option. So when Giles Damien comes calling, she journeys off with him to Fyre Mountain, crossing paths with an angry water dragon, a pub full of Merry Men, and rock dwarves with a taste for flesh … and maybe falling in love. These are the fairy tales no one ever told you about…

4 Stars

I am a huge fan of Marie Hall and have read most of these books already so I immediately liked this one as well.  I fell hard for Giles as soon as he appeared in this book.  Their conversations had a wide range of simple and easy going to intense and heartfelt.  I need to catch up on this series.

Bloodsick by Melissa F. Olson (box set exclusive)

Synopsis: Sashi’s mother warned her not to get involved with werewolf problems. But Sashi, a witch who uses her magic to help cancer patients, has never made a habit of ignoring pain. When she meets an abused shapeshifter, Sashi will risk everything–including her fledgling relationship–to save a woman who can’t save herself. An Old World novella from the author ofDead Spots, Trail of Dead, and Hunter’s Trail.

4 Stars

I think this one is a prequel that was written after the fact.  This one had me a little twitchy. I usually don’t have any triggers when I read but this book is very violent. Extremely violent I would say.  I may have got a little nauseous reading it.  She is very descriptive in her details.  The plot is very intense and a bit complicated. It has so much going on in it and I had to take my time reading it because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with all the storylines going on.  But it has lots of paranormals in it. Witches, werewolves and vampires to name a few.  I like when a book focuses on more than one species.  Like paranormal diversity. J  I am def going to read the next one because I liked it.

The Dark of Twilight by Kate Danley (box set exclusive)

Synopsis: Ever since she was a child working in his kitchen, Aein always longed to join Lord Arnkell’s army. When that day comes and she is sent on patrol with fellow warrior, Lars, it seems her dream has come true. But something has followed her home. When Arnkell’s wedding is interrupted by a werewolf attack, the dream shifts into a nightmare… Book One in the brand-new epic fantasy series Twilight Shifters.

4 Stars

This book took a bit for me to get into.  It had a steady pace and I got a little impatient reading it honestly.  The story is very original though and that’s what kept me from giving up.  It had political intrigue and action along with a bit of romance.  All great things for a well-rounded book in my opinion.  I want to say I will read more of this series but I have so many that I may have to put this one aside for a but and come back to it later.

Heartsong by Kate Danley (box set exclusive)

Synopsis: By night, as a Gabriel Hound, the fae Brinn runs with The Wild Hunt.

3.5 Stars

This book wasn’t bad but it didn’t hold my attention for very long at a time.  The story was good but it moved a bit slow for me.  The details were many and sometimes over abundant for my tastes.  I liked how they were able to share so much of themselves with each other without letting jealousy or vanity get in the way.  And there personalities were more serious than I usually read so that may have made me loose interest as well.  I don’t think I will be reading the next one in this series.

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Forbidden: A Regency Box Set

Forbidden A Regency Boxed SetWe are going to do it a little different for box sets.  There are too many books to do all the synopsis at the same time.  So, let me know if this works for you…

Get it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1QedN1D

Find it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24101892-forbidden

A Winter Wish by Nadine Millard

Synopsis: Mariah Bolton is as headstrong as she is clever, as strong-willed as she is beautiful. She enjoys her life and, apart from a rather snobbish mama, she is happy with her lot.
Imagine her consternation then when her world is turned upside down by the brooding and aloof Mr. Brandon Haverton!
Mariah and Brandon are forced to endure each other’s company more than either wants to when a snowstorm traps them in the same house.
They argue, they bang heads and they drive each other insane.
But something precious is blooming beneath the surface of all that ice. Something neither looks for but both need.
Can love melt the snow around Brandon’s cold heart?
Can Mariah be brave enough to take a leap of faith?
And can a Winter Wish help bring two souls together forever?

5 Stars

YA and it was super cute. I think it’s a historical romance. I really like the female MC in this book because it seemed that even though it was written in a historical setting the characters wore more modern and progressive with regard to propriety. It’s a cute little love story. My favorite scene in the book is when she goes to the house and she pulls up to who when thinks is the butler and she pats his head not realizing he is the man of the house.  It was quite funny. I also like the way that the passion and the lust is written.  How honest the male MC is to the female MC about his feelings about her really stuck out to me as well.

For the Love of a Lady by Kristin Vayden

Synopsis: Lady Esther Flanguard is all of the above… but that’s all about to change soon.
Because, Essie has a plan. And it’s sure to work brilliantly.
The only thing standing in her way is trying to convince Cross—her best friend’s brother—to go along with it.

Lord Crossby, Cross to those who know him well, knows that Essie’s plan is not a good idea.
What Essie doesn’t know, is that he’s been in love with her for years. He refuses to leave this second chance left to fate. He lost her once, and plans to never lose her again.

So, knowing he’ll risk his heart, he agrees to play along with her disastrous plan. Silently vowing, that though Essie might be pretending…he isn’t, and this time he’s playing for keeps.

5 Stars

This historical YA romance was quick and funny right from the beginning. Cross was the true star in this novella.  He was quick-witted and charming.  Essie was a fool to never to notice him.  Shoot, I fell in love with him from gate. Their dialogue really stuck out for me. It was great.  I really liked how the author showed Essie coming around and finally noticing Cross.  Poor thing couldn’t see the forest for the trees.  And the spin at the end was pretty surprising too.

Cloaked in Red: A Shattered Fairy Tale by Kelly Martin

Synopsis: Frederick Dodsworth has no desire to find love at Anthony Wexley’s Christmas gathering. Yet when he lays his eyes on the beautiful Rebecca for the first time, he is beyond smitten.
Lust turns to love. Love turns to jealousy. Jealousy turns to betrayal.
How did Frederick Dodsworth become the most evil man in Darenset? Simple. It started with a kiss.

4 Stars

This one got a little tricky for me. I may have got a bit confused while reading it because I didn’t understand the ending very well.  This guy was a Grinch. No, even worse than that. He had no heart at all. He was vindictive and cruel.  Who tells their wife that he never loved her? That’s a dick move right there bro! Anyway, his heart was broken so he subscribed to the old adage of ‘revenge is a dish that is best served cold.’  And cold it was because by the time he got around to serving it, everyone was already dead so he couldn’t even rub it in their faces.  I felt a bit sorry for him after the end.

The Devil Duke Takes a Bride by Rachel Van Dyken

Synopsis: Who said being bad wasn’t oh so good?
Benedict Devlyn, Duke of Banbury, has one thing on his mind and it isn’t marriage. But things take a turn for the worse when his menacing aunt throws a hitch in his plans to remain the most sinful and talked about man in the ton. After all, a man cannot keep the reputation of being The Devil Duke when he is leg-shackled to some simpering spinster.
But his aunt, bless her heart, thinks she’s dying, and believes her nephew’s behavior is the only thing standing in the way between her entrance to heaven or hell. So she very lovingly and selflessly sets him up. With his childhood nemesis.
A young woman who, though she claims it was an accident, has nearly killed him thrice through her lack of grace and manners. It matters not that the minute he sets eyes on her at the Christmas ball, his blood boils with lust. He refuses to allow himself to fall prey to his aunt’s ministrations.
That is, until he is compromised and stuck in an engagement to a girl who claims she’d rather jump from a moving carriage than marry him. Funny thing that, for the very minute she says no, he finds his heart very much wants to say yes. When she doesn’t leap at the chance to marry him, he sets about to not only prove that he’s worthy of her favor, but also worthy of her heart.

5 Stars

By far and away my favorite of the set!  This is the opposites attract story.  I love the opposites attract story.  This one had more layers and background than the others which may have helped in my liking of this story.  This author’s dialogue is just extraordinary; it was more like verbal foreplay than dialogue.  The way they played off of each other was like a couple dancing in perfect sync.  I could see it in my mind like a movie.  Some people don’t ‘see’ the story when reading; I am not one of those. I see it and hear a different voice while reading.  And this story was just great.  I may read these again soon.

Highly recommended.

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