Genre: Paranormal

BAY OF SIGHS by Nora Roberts

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BAY OF SIGHS by Nora RobertsBay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Series: Guardians #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Annika is the most innocent of the searchers of the Stars, but that has a lot to do with the fact she has been sheltered by living in the oceans as a mermaid.  Annika is quickly learning what she needs to know about the land world in order to fulfill her part of finding the Stars and saving the world.  Annika is now on a time limit for her time on the land because she had to reveal herself to the others to save one of them.  But she is determined to help the others and to also explore the passion that is building between her and Sawyer.

 

Sawyer King is the latest in his family to be given the task to save the Stars.  As each person was given the task to unravel the legend and the clues, they were also given something to help them do this.  Sawyer is now a traveler of both space and time and with that comes certain responsibilities, but in order to save his team and especially Annika, he will run the risk of breaking those rules.

 

The team is on the Island of Capri in search of the second Star.  Now that they know what each of the team members can do, they have an idea of what they will be facing, because the dark goddess is going to bring out even bigger guns to fight them.  It appears that the newest ally with the goddess a person who holds a grudge against both Sawyer and Riley and has the money and contacts to make life difficult for the searchers.  Now the searchers are facing not only figuring out the clues to where the Star is hidden, but also facing the worst of the worst mercenaries that have been hired to discover not only where the second Star is, but when the first Star is hidden.  So far, the searchers are keeping one step ahead, but when the Sawyer and Annika are captured it will come down to their belief in each other and their strength of character and, most importantly, their love for each other.

 

A mermaid and a traveler find a love that will transcend even living in two separate worlds in Bay of Sighs.  Wow, I was amazed at how much nastier the dark goddess fought as the search for the second Star went on.  Annika and Sawyer would have never met except for the legend and search for the Stars and, yet, I found their love to be the most natural.  I loved watching as they fell for each other, even knowing that everything was against them having a future together.  I also enjoyed watching as once again the searchers unraveled the clues and found the hidden Star.  The danger was brought into sharp focus when Annika and Sawyer were captured and then tortured to reveal where the second Star is.  Bay of Sighs has equal aspects of danger and passion, suspense and friendship that allows the good to win the day and love to rule.  On to the last Star.

STARS OF FORTUNE by Nora Roberts

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STARS OF FORTUNE by Nora RobertsStars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Series: Guardians #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Sasha Riggs is a well-known artist who loves nothing more than being alone with her art.  For the last year or so, Sasha has been having very intense and strange dreams where she and five other people appear to be fighting together.  Sasha is confused, because she does not know who those other people are or what they could possibly be fighting for or against.  But at last her dreams have given Sasha a place she recognizes and, with a feeling of impending dread, Sasha knows she has to go there to find her answers—the Island of Corfu in Greece.

 

Bran Killian is a professional magician and a secret wizard of great power.  His family has long known about the legend of the Stars and he, the newest in a long line, has spent his life trying to pick up the threads of the legend to find the lost Stars and return them to the island they were born at and save the world from darkness.

 

Sasha can’t believe that on her first afternoon on Corfu, she meets two of the people from her dreams and then learns about the legend of the Stars.  After an afternoon of food, drink, and storytelling, Sasha, Bran, and Riley discover that they are actually part of the legend and make a plan to search for the first Star and find their missing searchers.  One by one, the remaining searchers show up and the six soon learn that the darkness in the legend is also a very true.  Sasha and Bran are also discovering a passion for each other while the clues are being discovered and solved.  The closer Sasha and Bran get, the closer the danger seems to come until it becomes apparent that they are an important part of finding and saving the first Star.  Also, as the answers are coming, the searchers learn that each of them holds inner secrets that will be needed if they are to find and save all three of the Stars.  The night the Star is found is the night that Sasha and Bran’s new love is put to the test.  Can their love and power defeat the dark goddess and keep the Star safe?

 

A shy artist and a powerful magician learn the truth of love, power, and darkness in Stars of Fortune.  I was as intrigued by Sasha’s dreams as I was later as she met the other people in those dreams.  Watching as they unraveled the Stars’ legend with the other searchers kept me turning the pages to see what would be revealed next.  I also loved watching as they fell in love while chasing the answers to where the first Star is hidden and to make it safe.  The action-packed fighting in several areas also held my attention, because that is where all of the searchers’ secrets started to be revealed.  Stars of Fortune is an action packed book filled with suspense, danger, budding friendship and, best of all, a time-defying passion. I can’t wait to see what the next two books bring.

RUNAWAY VAMPIRE by Lynsay Sands

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RUNAWAY VAMPIRE by Lynsay SandsRunaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #23
Published by Avon Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Mary Winslow is a sixty-something widow making her normal annual trip from her home in Canada to the U.S. and back again.  This is the first time she has made this trip without her husband of many years.  Mary is on the last segment of her trip and just thinking of making it to the campground she normally stops at on this route when her RV is rocked by hitting something—a something that turns into a someone.

 

Dante Notte is a vampire on the run from kidnappers who had taken his twin and himself.  After days of capture and torture, Dante was able to escape, but circumstances made it so only Dante could get out and run for help before his brother disappeared by the “doctors” who had captured them.  What Dante didn’t expect was to run into a RV and to be knocked out or that the woman driving would turn out to be his mate.

 

Mary knows that something is off with Dante once she gets him into her RV and cleans him up, but she can’t figure out why she is so attracted to such a younger man.  That is not like her at all.  Dante figures out pretty quickly that Mary is his mate, but he is torn in two ways—one is wanting to just explore and show Mary what they can have as a life together and the second is to contact the Argeneaus and get a rescue party put together for his brother.  When Dante finally tells Mary not only what he is but how old he is, Mary has to make some very hard decisions on both of their futures, especially when learning about the restrictions that will be placed on her if she steps into that future with Dante.  Dante knows his family is behind him and will do everything possible to find and rescue his brother, but are they behind Mary being his mate or setting her up for a fall?

 

A woman in the second part of her life meets a sexy man, okay vampire, and sparks fly in Runaway Vampire.  I’ve heard of May/December relationships, but Mary and Dante’s was a very unusual one.  I could feel the pull that both Dante and Mary felt at the same time I watched as they both fought it at first, for every different reasons.  As I learned that Mary’s first marriage hadn’t been so good, I was really hoping that she and Dante could find a way for their mating to happen and give them that happy ever after.  At the same time, the suspense surrounding the capture of Dante and his twin kept me flipping the pages to see what clues would turn up next.  I have to admit that in a couple points I wasn’t sure if Dante’s family was trying to help him and Mary or find reasons why Mary couldn’t be accepted.  In the end, I learned even more about his interesting family the Argeneaus.  Of course, Dante and Mary were able to grab their golden ring.  Now to wait and see if Dante’s brother will have that same chance.  Runaway Vampire is full of second chances at love, suspense, and passion—a perfect trio.

THE ALPHA’S SAVING GRACE by Melissa Schroeder

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THE ALPHA’S SAVING GRACE by Melissa SchroederThe Alpha's Saving Grace by Melissa Schroeder
Series: Lonestar Wolf Pack #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Jacob Sanderson has some heavy weight responsibilties as the alpha of the Lonestar Wolf Pack and also the mayor of their little town in Texas.  Usually, it’s only normal everyday issues that Jacob is confronted with, but here lately there is one issue that is almost more than Jacob wants to confront, and he actually brought it on himself in one way.  The sexy new sheriff pulls at him and right now Jacob isn’t sure what he wants to do more now:  kiss her senseless or send her on a mission that will take her out of his view for a while.

 

Alexandra Littlefoot is the new sheriff in a small and seemingly sleepy town in Texas, which is a huge change from her past job.  However, after an incident harmed her and showed Alexandra what her fellow officers thought of her, she was only too happy to move and start this new adventure.  Alexandra knows there is something odd about the town, but the only thing that really irritates her is the mayor and her attraction to him.

 

Alexandra and Jacob have to work together when some seemingly unrelated murders connect to the town.  During the investigation, Alexandra learns about the secret of the town and most of its residents.  She and Jacob also learn along the way that there is more in Alexandra’s unknown past that will also affect the wolf pack in a very good way.  Finally, they are unable to ignore the attraction between them, and soon it becomes a fiery passion and Jacob discovers exactly what Alexandra is to him.  Danger comes close to home when the final clues are answered, and the murderer is discovered and captured.  The only question is, can Alexandra and Jacob capture the murderer before anyone else is harmed?

 

When an arrogant alpha wolf meets a stubborn female sheriff, the fireworks between them are only part of the danger that will bring them together.  Jacob and Alexandra will find their love and a murderer by teaming up in The Alpha’s Saving Grace.  I loved watching as Alexandra and Jacob discovered a great passion and just who was targeting members of Jacob’s pack and their town.  I also enjoyed watching as Alexandra’s history was uncovered.  Even better was seeing them work together so seamlessly to keep those who depended upon them safe.  Trying to tie all of the clues together before they were revealed had me flipping pages, and I almost had it, but not quite when the killer was taken.  The Alpha’s Saving Grace has it all:  great suspense, hot passion, humor to keep parts light, and a couple you would love to have as friends.  I can’t wait until the next book in this intriguing series comes out.

HER STEPBROTHER’S DEMANDS by Trinity Blacio

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HER STEPBROTHER’S DEMANDS by Trinity BlacioHer Stepbrother's Demands by Trinity Blacio
Published by Riverdale Avenue Books Genres: BDSM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Jasmine is shocked to walk in just as her mother is being changed into in werewolf with her stepfather standing by. That is when she learns of the large secret that has been held from her for so many years.  Jasmine decides it’s time that she leaves home and starts her life where no one close to her will lie again. Things in Jasmine’s past have made her also keep some dark and deadly secrets from her family and leaving seems to be the best way to protect everyone.  But it seems that no one else is on-board with Jasmine leaving.

 

R.D. and Logan might be werewolves and Jasmine’s stepbrothers, but they are also very strong alphas and the current leaders of their pack.  They also have known for several years that Jasmine was their mate, and they have just been waiting for her to grow up and mature enough to handle all that they will ask of her.  When Jasmine disappears after her mother’s change, R.D. and Logan set out to bring her home and show her that not only does she belong to their family but how.

 

Jasmine hadn’t counted on R.D. and Logan dragging her back home, but once there, emotions are hard-hitting with some hard words.  The worst part for Jasmine (or it might actually be the best part) is that her darkest secret comes out into the open.  Now R.D. and Logan know that their first action has to be to protect Jasmine and end the threat to her from her “Nightmare Man” and then to show her just how much they love her and need her.  Jasmine has always been attracted her stepbrothers, but never expected either of them, much less both of them, would ever love her.  Just a few hours has forever changed Jasmine’s life, bringing her love and passion, danger, and major relief—not to mention an even larger change to deal with.  Jasmine knows that living with R.D. and Logan will never be easy, but if they all work at it, their lives will be a loving adventure—one that will never leave any of them feeling left out again.

 

Passions run hot when two men go after their mate and introduce her to a life she never imagined in Her Stepbrother’s Demands.  I could feel for Jasmine when she walked into that scene with her mother and could even understand her actions.  I wasn’t too sure about R.D. and Logan at first, but I quickly came to see that their actions all were about protecting and showing their love to Jasmine.  Those two are alpha to the bone, and I could see that Jasmine would get more demands than suggestions with these two, but if they were bound in love, I knew she would be more than willing to go with them.  But don’t get me wrong, Jasmine is no push-over; she even started a successful business right out of college.  Her Stepbrother’s Demands contains lots of suspense and passion with just the right amount of humor to even things out.  This book being a series of books of stepbrothers and stepsisters from Ms. Blacio is one that is full of hot passion and unusual stepbrothers.

SOUL STRUCK by Jacob Z. Flores

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FOR THE LOVE OF A WOLF by Charlie Richards

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WOLFSBANE by Shannon West

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