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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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DEEP PLUNGE by Rory Ni CoileainDeep Plunge by Rory Ni Coileain
Series: Soulshares #3
Published by Ravenous Romance Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

Two thousand year old Lochlann Doran wanders the human world after being cut off from the Realm, his fae home.  His worst moment happened over six hundred years ago when the last of Lochlann’s magick faded from the once powerful healer.

 

In order to survive Garrett Templar turned tricks and paid the price by contracting HIV at the tender age of eighteen.  He’s managed the disease with medication, however at his latest checkup the news wasn’t good.  For some unknown reason his illness has turned into full blown AIDS.

 

Visiting the popular bar Purgatory one night, Lochlann encounters a gorgeous dancer on a pole who captivates him.  The fae recognizes his other half in the human Garrett.  Trying to explain the Soulshare to Garrett is complicated.  Telling him that when Lochlann left the Realm his soul was torn in two, half he kept and half was thrown into the human world.  They are meant to bond and love if Garrett can believe.

 

Neither is aware that they are being manipulated by the fae versions of good and evil.  Others will become involved as well, some to help and another to ensure evil is triumphant.  Good and evil will battle for the power their bond will create.  Dare they risk it when the balance of the Realm and the human world is at stake?

 

A light shines pure in Deep Plunge for destined lovers.  The multi-layered plotline features a tentative beginning, a unity of fae and humans, and a fight between incredibly powerful forces.  Lochlann is overjoyed to find Garrett for many reasons.  As for Garrett, he’s a man who’s given up on hope and dares the fae to make him think he can begin to believe in someone else.  Deep Plunge is a love story on the surface with many murky and intriguing layers underneath.  Can be read as a standalone, but knowing secondary characters from reading the previous books is a bonus.  Enthralling and original Deep Plunge satisfies on every level.

SPOILS OF WAR by Kari Gregg

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SPOILS OF WAR by Kari GreggSpoils of War by Kari Gregg
Published by Noble Romance Publishing LL on 2011-01-01
Genres: Fantasy, Gay
Pages: 70
Reviewed by Lisa

Enslaved during the invasion of the rival King of Herra, Micah cut off his emotions and adapted to his new life in servitude. Xerxes, the Herran King, abuses his captive to keep the neighboring kingdom of Alekia under his yoke, but after Micah nearly dies when plague sweeps Herra, the Alekian King sends Eli to bring his beloved son home.Institutionalized by his slavery, unable to cope with his freedom, Micah seeks to please the new master he's found in Eli throughout their harrowing journey to a homeland he no longer remembers. Eli protects the young man and introduces Micah to the pleasures denied him as a prisoner.Will Micah accept his noble birthright when they reach Alekia, and more importantly, can he accept Eli as the devoted slave his father has given him rather than the master he's come to love?

The politics of the brutal war between the kingdoms of Alekia and Herra mattered little to a seven year old boy. That is until the day Micah was kidnapped after everyone else in the stronghold, including his mother, was killed.  Thus began his years of stark slavery and degradation.  Starved, beaten, and worse throughout the years of his childhood Micah never spoke, he simply survived.

 

After years of being denied any decent nutrition Micah is a man in years and still a boy in size, conditioned to following orders, accepting sexual slavery yet never allowed orgasm.

 

So used to life as a lowly slave Micah is unable to comprehend freedom when he is rescued by Eli, a man sent by the king of Alekia, Micah’s father.   Eli shows him the first kindness he can ever remember, but too many years have passed for Micah to trust another.  Hopefully with time Eli can help Micah to heal.  If anyone deserves peace it is the young prince.

 

Such pain, such misery.  Spoils of War opens eyes wide to the suffering heaped on one innocent.  A political pawn.  Micah has every reason to be a corrupt character devoid of ever being able to enjoy life.  Eli is Micah’s savior in every possible way.  A harsh, sad beginning thankfully blooms into something more in Spoils of War.

CLAIMED BY PLEASURE by Jaymie Holland

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CLAIMED BY PLEASURE by Jaymie HollandClaimed by Pleasure by Jaymie Holland
Series: Wonderland #2
Published by St. Martin's Press on 2011-10-25
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 240
Reviewed by Shayna

Alexi O'Brien is pissed and will stop at nothing to locate her missing twin. Even when Alexi is abducted into a beautiful and highly sensual world, Alexi is determined to escape and resume her search for her sister-even though the dark and dangerous man who captured her excites her in unimaginable ways. King Darronn prefers his women submissive. His future queen is anything but. Whatever it takes, Darronn intends to convince the fiery and spirited Alexi that her body, heart, and soul belong to him.

It’s been a year since Alexi O’Brien’s twin, Alice, disappeared, but Alexi isn’t giving up hope of finding her sister.  Even being pulled through a looking glass and finding herself in a magical world doesn’t faze Alexi for long.  Nothing will take her focus off finding Alice…except perhaps the handsome, dominant King Darronn.

Darronn, King of Spades, is used to women submitting to him.  Getting Alexi’s submission, however, will be a challenge; one Darronn revels in accepting.  A battle of wills begins between the two, but it’s not long before Darronn finds himself falling for the woman who will be his mate. The question is, will he be able to convince Alexi to stay with him when she finds out he’s been keeping a very important secret from her?

Watch out for the sparks that fly in Claimed by Pleasure – they’re wickedly hot!  Jaymie Holland knows how to make both her characters and readers sweat, and it shows.  Passion and emotion run extremely high in Claimed by Pleasure, which makes the book feel like it’s moving at lightning pace (which isn’t a bad thing).

Alexi is a strong, stubborn woman, one many readers will be able to relate to.  She doesn’t feel that she fits in the world of Tarok, though she clearly does.  The skirmishes between her and Darronn give Claimed by Pleasure a different feel from the first Wonderland book, Taken by Passion.  What I loved most about Claimed by Pleasure was that both Alexi and Darronn had a lot to learn about relationships.  Compromise is a word neither likes, but once both of them are on the same page, their relationship is electric!

Claimed by Pleasure is the second book in the Wonderland series but it can be read as a standalone.  But both Alexi and readers of Taken by Passion are sure to be delighted that Alice, the heroine of Taken by Passion, appears in Claimed by Pleasure.

I absolutely adore the Wonderland series and I cannot wait for Annie and Awai, Alexi’s cousin and aunt, to meet their matches in Darronn’s brothers in Bound by Desire and Kept by Seduction.  If you’re looking for great erotic fantasy, the Wonderland series is not to be missed!

Note: Claimed by Pleasure by Jaymie Holland is a reissue of Wonderland: King of Spadesby Cheyenne McCray.

TAKEN BY PASSION by Jaymie Holland

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TAKEN BY PASSION by Jaymie HollandTaken by Passion by Jaymie Holland
Series: Wonderland #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on 2011-08-30
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy
Pages: 224
Reviewed by Shayna

After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O’Brien decides that she will leave behind her dreams of Prince Charming. From now on she will be a “love ‘em and leave’ em” kind of girl. However, when she—literally—tumbles down a rabbit hole, she discovers that she has left the familiar chaos of San Francisco behind and stepped into something vastly different. And it is here that she meets the fierce, powerful shapeshifter named Jarronn, who is one of the four irresistible brothers who rule this strange and fascinating land. Jarronn quickly seizes Alice for himself and threatens to introduce her to untold pleasure and to steal her furiously pounding heart. However, Alice soon learns that Jarronn deliberately lured her into his kingdom in order to make her his mate in hopes of averting a dark danger that threatens his people. But can their bond of passion save them?

Alice O’Brien is having a record-breaking bad day which is topped off by her coming home to find her fiancé cheating on her.  Her day takes a strange turn when a trip to Golden Gate Park sends Alice tumbling down a rabbit hole where she lands in a fantastical land…and in the path of a devastatingly handsome king.

Jarronn, the King of Hearts and High King of Tarok is in a bind.  The fate of his kingdom rests on he and his brothers defeating the mind-spell cast by their enemy.  Jarronn knows he must pick a mate who is not of his world, and fate makes him set his sights on Alice.  She’s everything he could want, both as a mate and as a queen.  But what will happen when Alice learns Jarronn’s true purpose in bringing her to his kingdom?

Get your fans ready, readers – the Tarok kings are here and they’re hot enough to burn!  Taken by Passion is a hedonistic delight that I devoured in one sitting.  I flat-out love Alice.  She’s a kind, beautiful plus-size woman who’s been put down and made to feel insecure all her life.  It takes a trip to “Wonderland” – aka Tarok – for her to find the love, passion, and relationship she needs.  Jarronn loves the way she looks and he won’t settle for anything less than Alice seeing how gorgeous she is.  It was wonderful to watch their emotional journey from blinding lust to love…with explosive amounts of lust, of course.

It’s impossible to talk about Taken by Passion without discussing the erotic content.  Ms. Holland pulls out all the stops and it works.  The sexual content is extremely high but never feels overdone and isn’t repetitive – not an easy feat.  Ms. Holland also makes every delicious moment memorable, for which I applaud her.

If passion and emotion weren’t enough, a dangerous villain adds an element of danger to Taken by Passion and adds intrigue to the Wonderland series as a whole.  Finally, you cannot ignore the fact that Taken by Passion is simply fun.  I laughed at some of the quirks of Tarok that made Alice think of the story Alice in Wonderland.  All in all, Taken by Passion has everything you could want in an erotic fantasy romance and it’s the perfect book to curl up with for a few hours.  I love Taken by Passion and I can’t wait to revisit Tarok in the next Wonderland book, Claimed by Pleasure.

Note: Taken by Passion by Jaymie Holland is a reissue of Wonderland: King of Hearts by Cheyenne McCray.

 

SHADOWFEVER by Karen Marie Moning

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WHEN PASSION LIES by J. K. Beck

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY FAERIE TALE by Christine Warren

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TWICE TEMPTED by Jeaniene Frost

TWICE TEMPTED by Jeaniene Frost

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MOONLIGHT IN THE MORNING by Jude Deveraux

MOONLIGHT IN THE MORNING by Jude Deveraux

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