Genre: Fantasy

HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF by Christine Warren

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HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF by Christine WarrenHungry Like a Wolf by Christine Warren
Series: The Others #15
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on 2013-07-02
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 320
Reviewed by Miranda

New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren revisits the wild, wild world of The Others—where what you crave can kill you…When her father died, Honor Tate inherited the alpha position for a pack of werewolves based in New England. But why her? Honor would have rather just lived a “normal” life, with the occasional run through the woods in her furry suit. Still, Honor was raised to put the welfare of the pack first…and now it’s time to make a formal request that the alpha of the Silverback clan—the pack to which all locals owe fealty—recognize her as alpha of the White Paw. But instead of sending his support, the Silverbacks send Logan Hunter.HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF Logan Hunter would do anything to protect the Silverbacks—but his devotion comes with a price. For years he has been fighting his alpha instincts and the need for his own pack. But all that changes when Logan is sent on a mission to find out whether the new White Paw alpha really has what it takes to carry on her father’s legacy. Powerful, spirited, and downright gorgeous Honor exceeds his expectations…and leaves him howling for more. Could it be that he’s finally found his alpha mate? Or will old enemies, dueling loyalties, and an appetite for destruction stop him dead in his tracks?“Warren packs in lots of action and sexy sizzle.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Werewolf Logan Hunter is miserable.  He wants a mate and believes his chances are lost when his best friend and alpha mates with the woman of Logan’s dreams.  However, fate is about to throw him a fastball.

 

Honor Tate was beta of her pack until the Alpha, her father, died. Now, she is holding onto control of the pack as best as she can.  She is being challenged by all the men that believe they would be better Alphas than Honor so she seeks acknowledgement from the Alpha of the territory, Graham Winters. Graham sends his best man Logan to decide if Honor is fit to lead.

 

Logan and Honor immediately take out their rage on each other. Logan senses Honor is his mate but he’s going to have to do a lot to convince her of that.  Will they find love or will the next challenge cost Honor her life?

 

Christine Warren gives her readers another thrilling look inside the world of her Others in Hungry Like A Wolf!  Logan is a cocky male Were with a huge chip on his shoulders at the beginning of the book.  Honor is the perfect mate for him because she gives back as good as she gets! There is just the right amount of sexual chemistry, aggressive four-play and suspense in Hungry Like A Wolf!  Warren never disappoints; you can always count on a fun sexy read from her!

FORGED by Jacquelyn Frank

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FORGED by Jacquelyn FrankForged by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers #4
Published by Ballantine Books, Random House Publishing Group on 2014-04-29
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Jo

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes a seductive new paranormal romance set in the World of the Nightwalkers, as a battle-scarred bodyguard and a sensitive beauty risk their lives—and their hearts—in the face of evil.   When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.   As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.

Ahnvil is a gargoyle who was made by one of the Templars, Kamen, and his entire purpose was to do the dirty work for them.  For years and years, Ahnvil plotted on how to get away and then one day finally succeeded.  Ahnvil finally arrived and has lived and helped the Politics for many years now.  But recently his worst hated person has come to live in the same house – Kamen.  In a moment of frustration, Ahnvil found himself once again captured and tortured by a Templar.  This time Ahnvil was going to do more than escape again – he was going to take information with him. When the time came to escape, Ahnvil was able to grab a necklace that seemed to be the answer to many questions if they could figure out what its powers are.

 

Katrina Haynes couldn’t believe her eyes when she came across a seriously injured man on her property.  Kat dragged him into her home and was determined to help him survive his injuries.  But as the days go by and he finally wakes up, Kat soon realizes that he is much more than a sexy injured man.  Okay a sexy Scottish man if his voice is anything to go by and one that Kat would love a chance to learn more about.  When Kat finds a beautiful necklace in Ahnvil’s things, she can’t resist just trying it on, but what should have been a quick thing becomes a life changing event when suddenly she is doing things that have never happened before but it seems that the necklace really likes her and is determined to stay.

 

Ahnvil needs help to find out what the necklace is doing to Kat and at the same time they both are trying to come to terms with the passion that has sprung up between them.  Kat knows she has entered a new world once she arrives at the Politics house and is suddenly surrounded by many entities that she never believed existed alongside humans.  While both Ahnvil and Kat try to find the answers about the powers of the necklace, it seems like there is a push / pull thing going on between them and their personal lives.  When the danger threatens Kat, Ahnvil will risk everything he has to save her, even working with Kamen, but it seems like there is something very “other” in Kat’s background and that might be the ultimate force that will save the day.  Once everyone is safe, can Kat and Ahnvil finally bridge the distance between them to fulfill the chance for love that is right within their grasp.

 

Evil and danger stalk two people on the path to love in Forged.  Kat and Ahnvil seemed to have so much against their coming together and only one thing in favor of it – love.  I could understand just how hard it was for Ahnvil to come to grips that the man he hated beyond all reason was now supposedly an ally.  I found that the paths that both Ahnvil and Kat had to walk were difficult ones, but I think that Kat’s was the hardest one, and yet it seemed to me that with Ahnvil by her side nothing would keep her down.  I was very surprised by the hidden history that showed up in Kat and I cheered for it because it meant that the love between Ahnvil and Kat would have a chance if they could just get on the same page.   The thing I really loved besides Kat and Ahnvil is that the glimmer of worlds coming together was started as part of Kat and Ahnvil’s journey.  I can’t wait to see what the next books bring.  Forged is a gripping book filled with suspense, mystery and best of all – red hot passion.  Just settle down in a comfy seat and have a cold drink when you start because you might not want to get up anytime soon.

REAVER by Larissa Ione

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REAVER by Larissa IoneReaver by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #10
Published by Forever, Grand Central Publishing on 2013-12-17
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 416
Reviewed by Jo

Harvester risked everything to protect the four horsemen and keep the world from falling apart and just when she should be thinking it was a job well done, someone informed her father, Satan, that she was a traitor to him and her time in hell has just become very, very real.

 

Reaver is an angel who fell and then regained his wings through his quick actions and helping the innocent.  He also learned, belatedly, that he was the real father of the four horsemen and he is quickly trying to catch up on all the time with them that he lost all these years.

 

When a family get together of Reaver’s children families happens and someone uses it to hurt several of them, he wastes no time trying to find what happened and who was behind it.  The trail to those answers seems to lead to getting Harvester away from Hell and back into the Earth realm.  While his children do not believe that Harvester would harm them or their families, Reaver isn’t sure about anything right now.  All he knows is that rescuing her won’t be easy because of their past history, and of course getting out of Hell is never an easy thing.  Harvester wants nothing to do with Reaver, but when she learns about what has happened to the four horsemen, she is totally behind him and so their dangerous journey begins.  Along the way, answers to questions they never even dreamed of asking show Reaver and Harvester that the passion between them was always there and meant to be – even with the ups and downs of fate and a meddling Archangel. Reaver and Harvester might finally be able to have the forever that should have been theirs so long ago, but only if they can get past the last of the betrayals that seek to tear them apart once and for all.

 

Neither Heaven nor Hell are safe when two Angels who risked everything find out about betrayals against them and re-discover a passion that was always theirs in Reaver.  I have wondered about both Reaver and Harvester through both of the series that they appeared in, Demonica and Lords of Deliverance.  I knew that there had to be major history between them and was there.  I just couldn’t believe what both of these amazing people had gone through and yet, when they had a chance to finally have their forever after, nothing, and I do mean nothing, was going to stop them.  I was torn because I wanted to rush through the book and yet I didn’t want their story to end either.  I found each and every turn held my attention and the way Reaver and Harvester found their passion again and they fought for it by all means possible had me cheering for them.  I cheered even louder when Reaver and Harvester were able to return something that had been taken by the most horrible betrayal.  At the end, I found much more than one happy ending and proof that all the characters I have loved in both series would do just fine – even with the ups and downs that faced them.  Reaver takes hold of you and just won’t let go from the first page until the back cover is closed the last time.

CRAVE THE NIGHT by Lara Adrian

CRAVE THE NIGHT by Lara Adrian

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CRAVE THE NIGHT by Lara AdrianCrave the Night by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #12
Published by Delacorte Press, Random House Publishing Group on 2014-08-05
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 304
Reviewed by Jo

With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense—page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence.   Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.   Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

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Nathan was born to be not only a Breed, but one of the strongest and swiftest killers around being one of the Breeds that were created in a lab and only trained to not feel anything or risk intense pain.  Once Nathan was saved from the lab by his mother and her mate, he began working for the Order in Boston for a few years now and is the leader of his team.  Right now his team is searching for a bottom feeder and club owner to discover some information about the newest threat to both the Breeds and humans.

 

Jordana has been raised with only the best and most elegant of things around her by her father.  As Jordana has gotten older, her love of antique art and the history surrounding them has been her main passion.  Now that Jordana is almost twenty-five, she is engaged to an old friend of her father’s but that is really the last thing on her mind right now.  A museum exhibit that Jordana and her best friend have been working on is about to open and the last minute details are keeping them both hopping.

 

Nathan can’t believe that he and his team are about to burst into a museum exhibit opening while trying to stop another member of the Order from disrupting it.  The worse part of this for Nathan is facing Jordana, the woman who kissed him not long ago and has been on his mind ever since.  Circumstances are throwing Nathan and Jordana together at every chance and it doesn’t take long for the passion that seems to be simmering between them to break free.  When danger threatens Jordana, Nathan isn’t about to let her be harmed or even killed without being her shield.  Jordana learns that her life has been a lie and that her true beginnings are even more fantastic than she could ever have dreamed of.  Nathan and Jordana have another chance to grab the love that has been hovering around them and both reach for that ring with both hands, even knowing that some of the answers they discovered will mean that life is going to be bumpy for a long period of time.  The danger isn’t going to go away anytime soon, yet both Nathan and Jordana both know that their love will give them the edge no matter what.

 

A born killer and a socialite come together while surrounded with danger and hidden passion in Crave the Night.  I loved seeing that another one of the Breeds that were created in the lab to just be a killing machine found out that feelings and passion are worth the effort to overcome his training.  I also loved seeing Jordana fight for what she really wanted and so have the strength to overcome all the lies and truths that would always place her life in danger.  Nathan and Jordana had to overcome so much to reach the place that allowed them to grab their place in the nirvana that mating gives you.   I also enjoyed seeing even more of just how the second generation of the Order is finding the same type of hard earned love that their parents have now.

 

This new threat to both the Order and Breeds is going to be a doozy and yet I have no doubt that just like Nathan and Jordana struck a serious blow to it, the others will do the same.  The journey that Nathan and Jordana had to travel before they could rest and be together kept me up way too late a couple of nights which to me shows just how great their story was – I seriously didn’t want to put it down. Crave the Night is a must read for anyone who has loved the Breeds from the beginning or even those that have just discovered them with this next generation.  Nathan and Jordana’s story is packed with danger, action and still takes the time to explore the passion that emerges between them – all wrapped up in a book that I just have to Joyfully Recommend.

JAGUAR HUNT by Terry Spear

JAGUAR HUNT by Terry Spear

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JAGUAR HUNT by Terry SpearJaguar Hunt by Terry Spear
Series: Jaguar #3
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-06-03
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Miranda

Two deadly predators... As a feline Enforcer, Tammy Anderson has one objective: locate the missing jaguar and return it to the States. She doesn't have time for distractions, and she definitely doesn't have time for sexy shifters with more muscles than sense. One hot mission... Everyone and their brother has warned JAG agent David Patterson that Tammy is Ms. Hands-Off...which only makes him more determined to get very hands-on. But things heat up in the steamy jungles of Belize and their simple mission gets a whole lot more complicated. Now it's going to take everything David's got to protect the gorgeous she-cat who somehow managed to claw her way past his defenses...and into his heart.

JoyfullyRecommendedEnforcer Tammy Anderson has a reputation among her fellow enforcers as a one woman show.  Tammy likes to leave her partners in the dust.  Her latest case involves a missing jaguar.  She is all set to head to Belize to find the jaguar when she discovers she has been assigned a partner for this mission.

 

JAG Agent David Patterson has heard a lot about Tammy.  None of that prepared him for the insane chemistry and protective feelings she arouses. She manages to get away from him once but as they arrive in Belize they both realize having a partner may be a good thing.

 

The case of the missing Jaguar becomes more complicated than either Tammy or David anticipated.  Danger stalks their every move as things heat up in the jungle.  Tammy and David ache to explore the intense feelings between them but they may not get the chance as it seems someone wants them dead.

 

Terry Spear makes the pages of her latest Jaguar book catch fire with her steamy characters and suspenseful storytelling.  Jaguar Hunt takes us from Texas to Belize and back with one hell of a plotline and plenty of passion.  Tammy and David are the perfect pair; it was exciting falling in love with them as the story unfolded.  Tammy is such a strong and crafty character. She is definitely capable of taking care of herself but she has forgotten what it is like to have someone take care of her.  David is smitten with Tammy right away. He really can put her in her place and come out all innocent.  I just love the teasing banter they have throughout the story.

 

Ms. Spear does an excellent job of creating a visual of the jungle setting for the reader.  The entire zip line scenario made me want to vomit and that is actually good because I felt like I was experiencing the happenings with the characters.  I do love the Belize setting but I could really do without the snakes!

 

Jaguar Hunt takes the reader on a wild adventure…one they won’t want to end!

DEEP PLUNGE by Rory Ni Coileain

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TAKEN BY PASSION by Jaymie Holland

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SHADOWFEVER by Karen Marie Moning

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