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SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

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SILVER SILENCE by Nalini SinghSilver Silence by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal


 

Silver Mercant has a full card with her dual jobs of being the director of the Emergency Response Network known as EmNet and as the senior aid to Kaleb Krychek.  She really doesn’t have time the for bear who keeps asking her for an ice cream date.  Yet, when an assassination attempt is made on Silver, it is that same bear who not only saves her life, but finds the way the attempt was made.  When it’s time for Silver to “disappear” from the public eye for a while, it’s just her luck that the place she is sent is to the very home of her persistent bear suitor.

 

Valentin Nikolaev is the Alpha of the StoneWater bear clan in Russia and while he has the same overall attitude as most bears, when it comes to protection for those under his care or those he loves (sometimes one and the same), there is no doubt about why Valentin is the Alpha.  Valentin has been attracted to Silver since he first saw her, and he is determined to show her that they could be an item if she would only give it a chance.  All Silver’s constant refusals do is fuel his determination.  When Silver is moved into the StoneWater clan home, Valentin knows he will never have a better chance to prove to Silver his love and how they belong together.

 

Silver starts out as just mystified by how the bears live and go through their day-to-day activities, but as she is exposed to life in the clan and sees Valentin in action, it becomes harder and harder to stick with her silent leanings.  Valentin is even amazed at how good he and Silver are once she gives their attraction a chance to become love.  What Valentin never expected is a fight that Silver has kept secret and how her feelings have become a danger to her.  So as Silver and Valentin hunt the person or people behind her attack, all while exploring the love that has sprung up between them, they both are working on figuring out a way to solve the worst danger of all to Sliver and their love.  When Valentin convinces Silver to go for an all or nothing cure, it’s with the knowledge that he may lose his mate forever to silence or death.  The question is, can Silver and Valentin have their forever after or will their future die before they ever get the chance to reach for it?

 

Take one pushy and laid-back bear Alpha and one efficient and silent woman, throw in equal parts of danger, adorable bears and a passion that quickly turns to love, and you have just a bit of an idea of what Silver Silence is all about.  I quickly grew to love Valentin and saw just as fast on why, if anyone, could drag Silver out of her silence, it was him.  I will also say that I never thought anything would get Silver to leave the silence that she has lived with her entire life.  Watching as Valentin showed Silver just how good life could be when you included feelings, and especially love, was an adventure at every turn.  I also loved watching as Sliver fought and then gave up her attempt to not give in to her feelings. She was such a goner as soon as she moved into the clan home.

 

All of the things I have said above only covers the top layers of why I fell in love with Silver and Valentin’s story.  There are also times that made me want to cry and times when I laughed out loud.  This was a book that I turned around and re-read as soon as I finished it, and I discovered new elements that I had missed the first time.  If you ever wondered just how determined bears can be—Valentin not only won Silver’s love once, but he did it twice against all the odds against him.  How can you not love a man who can do that??  Silver Silence is definitely a Joyfully Recommend Read and has become one of my top favorites in the Psy-Changeling stories.  I can’t wait to see where this Trinity series is going to go next.

 

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

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THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista FoxThe Billionaires by Calista Fox
Series: Lover's Triangle #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Erotic

 

Wine Country is about to catch fire in The Billionaires…

 

Calista Fox has a hit with The Billionaires! Rogen, Jewel and Vin make for one hell of a fiery read! The Billionaires take passion to new heights as they discover the truth behind their family’s feud and their feelings for each other.  The Billionaires is an erotic feast! However, it’s much more than just hot sex there is an excellent story built around Rogen, Jewel and Vin’s sinfully delicious attraction and the emotional obstacles standing in their way.

 

The backdrop of The Billionaires is beautifully described by Ms. Fox. She takes the reader into wine country and makes you feel like you’re about to have the tasting of a lifetime. I really enjoyed Jewel’s fierce personality, Rogen’s sensuality and Vin’s uncompromising hunger.  Ms. Fox gives us three strong characters that are determined to fight for each other and everything they believe in.  Rogen and Vin will bewitch the reader as they seduce Jewel.  There are plenty of titillating sexual situations but romance is the star here.

 

I am Joyfully Recommending The Billionaires for the month of April. I cannot wait to read the next books in the series.

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

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BLIND TIGER by Rachel VincentBlind Tiger by Rachel Vincent
Series: Wildcats #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Robyn Sheffield is thrown into a world she doesn’t understand and forced to live her life based on the wants and needs of those around her. Robyn is a warrior determined to fight for herself and willing to do whatever it takes to regain her freedom and the right to go where she wants, do what she wants and love who she wants! Her resolve leads her into the arms of the feline stray Alpha.

 

Alpha Titus Alexander is in pursuit of legitimacy for his Pride and all strays in the U.S. from the feline shifters council which has up unto this point either banished or executed strays.  His attempt to persuade the council of the benefits of formally recognizing his Pride go from bad to worse as he discovers one of the feline shifters council’s precious tabbies in the trunk of his car.  Female feline shifters are rare and fiercely fought over among the council. Titus knows if he doesn’t take Robyn back to them he could lose any chance he has at legitimacy for his Pride and possibly start a war.

 

Sparks fly and neither Titus nor Robyn can deny the heat between them.  Now Robyn and Titus must decide if their love is worth starting a war over.

 

Rachel Vincent combines humor, suspense and stirring romance to create one hell of an adventure in Blind Tiger.  This book is so much fun! The characters are sweet, sexy and full of fight.  There is nothing more thrilling than strong characters willing to fight for themselves and others. Robyn and Titus go to exciting extremes to protect the people they care about. Following them on their journey is thoroughly entertaining!

 

Vincent’s worldbuilding is spellbinding. I cannot get enough of her Wildcats series!  I love immersing myself in this world. For a little while I can get lost with friends that I love!  Robyn is an excellent addition to the series. She is a character you can root for.  It’s easy to get attached to both Robyn and Titus.

 

Blind Tiger is an irresistible sensual romance brimming with all the things guaranteed to make the reader swoon.  I’m addicted to this series and I hope that there will be another book ASAP because I already miss the captivating characters. I highly recommend the Wildcats series to any lover of paranormal romance. Vincent’s breathtaking characters will make you laugh, cry and fall in love right along with them.

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

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LION’S SHARE by Rachel VincentLion's Share by Rachel Vincent
Series: Wildcats #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Wow! I’m not sure where to begin! In the last 12 hours, I managed to devour the first two books in Rachel Vincent’s Wildcats series.  It is a very happy surprise that I stumbled upon Lion’s Share while browsing Amazon.  In 2010 I was among the masses that were so sad to see Ms. Vincent’s Shifters series end.  Therefore, when I discovered that Wildcats is a spinoff from that series I could not resist the temptation! I needed to see if Ms. Vincent could duplicate her success with the Shifters series and create the heady excitement I felt all those years ago. Let’s take a trip back into the world of sexy shifters, Pride politics, intrigue and most importantly love.

 

Abigail Wade is about to enter her final semester of college when her life grinds to a halt as she is thrown into a murder investigation.  Abby is a commodity among the feline shifters.  Since birth Abby has known that she is greatly needed to ensure the continuation of the feline shifter species.  As a freshman in college Abby learned the hard way how cruel life can be especially to feline shifters.  During her short life Abby has been a possession, a victim, a fiancé and a murderer but none of that prepared her for the hurdles headed her way the largest being Alpha Jace Hammond.

 

Jace is Alpha of the Appalachian Territory and the youngest Alpha in the world.  He’s faced many challenges since his reign began but none will be as tough as figuring out the alluring and tenacious Abigail Wade. There is a killer on the loose and the feline shifters are afraid of the world finding out about their existence.  Jace and his enforcers are determined to find the culprit before that happens and Abby is bent on helping them whether they like it or not.

 

The murder investigation takes on new urgency as they discover the killer could be closer than they think and Abby insists on becoming one of Jace’s enforcers.  The last thing Jace wants is to see Abby is danger ever again but he has a very difficult time standing firm when it comes to the sweet and sassy Abby.  An attraction burns bright between them.  However, with so many obstacles in their way is it possible for them to find a happily-ever-after?

 

Wildcats are my new favorite obsession!  I’m not sure I can find the adequate words to express how excited I am about this new series and Lion’s Share but I’m definitely going to give it a try. 😉

 

While it may have been almost seven years since I read the last Shifter novel as I started Lion’s Share I felt like it was yesterday.  Ms. Vincent completely immerses her readers in the Shifters/Wildcats world.  It was like I could see my old friends and fall in love all over again. Ms. Vincent is one of the first author’s that took me into the world of the paranormal and she made me love it all over again!

 

It’s not necessary to have read the Shifters series before Wildcats but it does make things more exciting because you already have a connection to many of the characters featured.  It would be impossible to come away from the Shifters series without forming an attachment to Jace Hammond!

 

Jace is as sexy and irresistible as ever in Lion’s Share!  The connection between Abby and Jace is palpable.  It was amusing to watch these two fight their attraction and to see Abby truly come into her own.  Abby is a strong, willful woman desperate to help the people she loves.   Jace is also out to help the people he loves. It’s beautiful to watch as Abby peels back the layers of his hardened heart.  One of the many things that I love about Jace and Abby is their passion: their passion for life, their passionate fight for justice and most importantly their passion for loving each other and those close to them.

 

Rachel Vincent strikes again reigniting the flames of magic and fierce yearning for paranormal fans everywhere with Lion’s Share! Readers should expect to be taken on a wild thrilling ride with Jace and Abby in Lion’s Share! Lion’s Share is one ride you will not be able to stop until you’ve read the last stunning word.  I was so enthralled by Lion’s Share that I didn’t want it to end so I did the only logical thing any serious reader would do…buy the next book in the series Blind Tiger!

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

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MOONSHADOW by Thea HarrisonMoonshadow by Thea Harrison
Series: Moonshadow #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal

Sophie Ross is a witch who was consulting with the LAPD until she was badly injured.  Now she is recovering and trying to decide if she can live on her savings while she heals all the way, or if she is going to have to work some before she really should so that she can pay her bills.  When she receives a message about a potential bequeath from a wealthy doctor she doesn’t know, the curiosity is enough to have Sophie follow-up.  She learns that there is a mansion, land, and a trust for the upkeep that could all be hers—the catch is she has to be able to open the front door and get in.  Sophie fell in love with the building when looking at the picture of it and takes up the challenge and is off to England.

 

Nikolas Sevingny is a knight with the Dark Fae Court.  He and his brethren have been stuck on Earth since all of the ways to their part of the Otherworld were destroyed by Isabelle, the Queen of the Light Court.  They have been searching for another way to get home for centuries.  Just after he wins another battle with dogs from Isabelle’s court, Nikolas sees a mysterious woman who disappears right after she sees him. On alert, Nikolas goes to meet his men and tells about this and alerts them to look for anything that seems odd or out of place.

 

Sophie gets to the mansion and ends up saving what appears to be an abandoned dog, however she knows very well that looks can be deceiving. However, Sophie just can’t make herself leave the dog on the side of the road. When Nikolas and Sophie meet in person, it’s not the best moment for either one, yet they end up working together, because Nikolas realizes that the mansion might be the only way for them to get home.  Before Sophie, Nikolas, and his men can start to investigate the mansion, they are attacked by Isabelle’s most fierce and magical dog.  As all of this is going on, both Nikolas and Sophie realize that they are falling for each other.  It’s a madcap race to see if they can find a viable way to the Otherworld before Isabelle’s dogs can destroy the mansion and any chance they have to reconnect with the rest of the Dark Court.

 

An L.A. witch with a special gift meets a Dark Court knight in England and both team up to reach, and hopefully save, the Dark Court in Moonshadow.  Before I go any farther, yes, this is in the same world as the Elder World, but it is a different part of it.  I will also say that all my very high expectations were more than met as I read Moonshadow.  At first, I wasn’t really sure if Nikolas was really hero material, but as I read on, I found he was exactly the right kind of hero for Sophie.  I also enjoyed watching as Sophie learned more of her heritage and allowed her gifts to stretch and grow.  I loved watching as Sophie and Nikolas took the path towards love even though their backgrounds and experiences were so different.

 

Even more I have to say that more than once I wanted to just give Puck a hug.  I won’t say more about him, but you will learn all about this person as you read, and I bet you will feel the very same thing.  This is the first book within a new story arc within the Elder World series that I have loved, and I now can’t wait to see where this is going to go.  While I did say this was part of the Elder World, this series is totally standalone so far as I can see, so I fully encourage everyone to give it a try.  In fact, I’m making this a must-read and a Joyfully Recommended review.  Hmm, I did say I love, loved it— Right?

NO LIVING SOUL by Julie Moffett

NO LIVING SOUL by Julie Moffett

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SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

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THE MISTAKE by Elle Kennedy

THE MISTAKE by Elle Kennedy

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THE DEAL by Elle Kennedy

THE DEAL by Elle Kennedy

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ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Charis Michaels

ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Charis Michaels

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ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis

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ANYTHING BUT MINOR by Kate Stewart

ANYTHING BUT MINOR by Kate Stewart

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ON BROKEN WINGS by Chanel Cleeton

ON BROKEN WINGS by Chanel Cleeton

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THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath

THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath

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WITH EVERY BREATH by Maya Banks

WITH EVERY BREATH by Maya Banks

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MAGIC BINDS by Ilona Andrews

MAGIC BINDS by Ilona Andrews

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More Than Anything by Kimberly Lang

More Than Anything by Kimberly Lang

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TAKEN by Cynthia Eden

TAKEN by Cynthia Eden

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EVERYTHING FOR HER by Alexa Riley

EVERYTHING FOR HER by Alexa Riley

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SLOW BURN by Pamela Clare

SLOW BURN by Pamela Clare

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