Genre: Paranormal

MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Thea Harrison

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MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Thea HarrisonMidnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #8
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Julian is the Nightkind King after taking over as the heir from his sire. Julian trusts very few people, so he isn’t really surprised when an attempt to over throw him happens.  What does surprise him is who is behind the actions and just how the coup is taking place.  Now, two of the few people that Julian let into his life have been harmed: one, his right hand man, and the other, the woman he all but gave his heart to.

 

Melisande (“Melly”) is the heir to the Light Fae Queen, and she is a mostly light hearted person.  When Melly is kidnapped by someone she considered a friend, her first reaction is that it must have been a mistake or a way to get her mother’s attention.  However, as Melly’s personal nightmare goes on, she understands that not only was her taking intentiona,l but that it has absolutely nothing to do with her mother.  No, she has been taken to be bait to the one man that Melly thought she could love with her entire heart until, for some reason, he turned her away without hearing her side.

Julian was about to start his hunt of the instigator of coup for his crown when he is contacted by the Light Fae Queen and then discovers that Melly has been taken.  Julian might not believe Melly ever loved him now, but he will do anything to protect her and save her from the mad woman who has her—even give himself up.  The nightmare just gets worse as Melly finds out that Julian is willing to surrender himself for her safety.  Teamwork is how Julian and Melly escape and make it to Julian’s home, only to discover that the coup has taken another turn that could lead to yet more innocent deaths.  During this time, when it should be the darkest time for both Julian and Melly, they discover that their love is stronger than ever, and then they discover the betrayal which led to the misunderstandings and hurt feelings.  In one drastic day and night, Julian and Melly find a way to not only permanently end the coup and stop anyone who might think to restart it, and they also deal with any barrier to their love forever.

Royalty comes in many shapes and sizes when you are dealing with the Elder Races.  Two of these examples are the Nightkind King, an old Roman soldier, and a Light Fae Princess and heir to the crown, an actress who loves life—not exactly a twosome you would expect to be a couple.  Yet, Julian and Melly will prove just how wrong you are in Midnight’s Kiss.  I wondered just how the attempted coup would go on after reading the prior book in the series where it began, and I also wondered just how Julian would react.  Vampires are long-lived, and you would think they would remember that Romans took over the majority of the known world during their time for a good reason.  I wasn’t at all surprised by how Julian took the coup and the harm to his friends, yet even I was surprised at how he reacted when Melly was drawn into the danger. Even more enjoyable was watching as a person who seemed like a lightweight prove just how well she was matched to her lover, Julian.  I loved watching as they not only overcame the betrayal that tore them apart years ago, but also seamlessly teamed up to kick butt and take names and heads to defeat any and all risk to the Nightkind.  Even better, I had to smile as yet another relationship was given the chance to heal for Julian at the end of the book.  Midnight’s Kiss is full of action, danger, and passion almost from the first page to the last. For me, it was a story that I read in one sitting just because I couldn’t stop turning the pages.  I will bet that you will love Julian and Melly by the time you turn the last page. I know I did.

HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

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HER WILD HERO by Paige TylerHer Wild Hero by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #3
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Declan McBride is a bear shifter that has yet to embrace his shifter side.  He works for the Department of Covert Ops using his skills to serve the government.  His latest mission takes him and a team to the jungle of Costa Rica.  Declan didn’t count on one of his teammates being the beautiful Kendra Carlson.

 

Kendra has been with the DCO for years and is finally going out in the field after rigorous training.  She is looking forward to the operation in Costa Rica but never counted on being chased by an army of hybrid shifters.

 

When Declan and Kendra get separated from their team they must fight to survive and deal with their underlying feelings for each other! They both will have to push themselves to the limit if they’re going to get out of the jungle alive.

 

Paige Tyler’s Her Wild Hero is explosive, action-packed romantic excellence! I swear I felt like I was in the middle of a theater watching a summer blockbuster as Her Wild Hero took me for a wild, exhilarating ride.  Ms. Tyler is crafty with her pen as she makes the reader fall in love with two characters as they are right in the middle of a death-defying journey.

 

Declan and Kendra have been my favorite characters since book one in the X-Ops series, Her Perfect Mate.  Declan is such a teddy bear, pun intended J.  He has been in love with Kendra since they met but she has been hard to pin down.  Kendra is a smart character with a huge heart.  She has been good at pairing other people but always going after the wrong guy herself.  Finally, these two must spend some quality time together.  It is a shame they are doing it under fire in the middle of the jungle but it does heighten the sexual tension and add more drama to this fantastic novel.

 

Her Wild Hero will leave you wanting more of Tyler’s X-Ops!

HUNT by Bailey Bradford

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HUNT by Bailey BradfordHunt by Bailey Bradford
Series: Spotless #2
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Gay, Menage, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Mixed leopard/puma shifter Steven had protected his younger brother his entire life, sometimes at the cost of severe punishments meant for Adal.  Their own shifter father Bashuan was the evil that controlled the half brothers.  On a mission for their sire Steven and Adal finally make the break.  Vowing to put an end to Bashuan once and for all Steven strikes out on his own to hunt down their father.  He leaves Adal and his mate Dorso in Denver to start their new lives together.

 

When it is discovered that Bashuan’s been slowly poisoning his sons Adal enlists the aid of a powerful wolf shifter shaman.  He sends two wolves, one his own son to find Steven and do what they can to help the leopard/puma heal and fulfill his vow.

 

First contact between Steven and the two wolves, Cole and Shaun goes badly.  The cat shifter doesn’t give them time to explain the situation and Cole is badly injured.  At the same time they are overwhelmed with the fact that the three are mates.  Never before have three shifters of any kind become mates.  Steven’s plans for his father must be carried out, yet at the same purging the poison must be dealt with and forging a triad bond is equally important.  What the fates were thinking when this triad was decided is anyone’s guess.

 

Hunt is a uniquely provocative, deadly cat and mouse, er wolf romance.  Damaged, not yet broken, Steven retained love through his feelings for his brother.  Cole and Shaun kept faith through hope.  Together the triad in Hunt triumphs.  A dangerous foe proves less trouble than the triads own emotional issues with each other.  A powerful tale with a romance featuring ruthless, distinct personalities.  Sensuous loving, delicious heat, and a justified Hunt.

HIDE by Bailey Bradford

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HIDE by Bailey BradfordHide by Bailey Bradford
Series: Spotless #1
Published by Totally Bound Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Mixed breed leopard/puma shifter half-brothers Adal and Steven grew up under their brutal, tyrannical leopard shifter father Bashuan.  They would bear the scars he or his men inflicted for the rest of their lives.  Older brother Steven chose to take the brunt of their punishments to protect his tenderhearted little brother.

 

Sent to Denver on a forced shifter retrieval mission the brothers finally make the decision to break free.  Steven leaves to confront and kill Bashuan in order to prevent repercussions to Adal and his newly discovered mate, a human mechanic Dorso Rodriquez.

 

Unfortunately Steven attacked Dorso before the brothers saw a way free.  It’s not the best beginning to a mating between virginal Adal and Dorso.  The human has to deal with hopefully forgiving Steven and accept that shifters exist.  It certainly doesn’t help that Dorso has a hell of a headache from Steven.

 

If Dorso can deal with everything he’s being told maybe, just maybe he can take it slow and easy with Adal because the shifter is sick.  The pills his father lied to the brothers about and made them take are making them sick.  If they can’t get help for the damage that’s been done Dorso won’t have to worry about a mate for long.

 

It is the healing of mind and body, the struggle to find value in one self through the eyes of love.  Take heart in Adal’s story of Hide.  There’s humor and sizzle, sass and sorrow. Adal and Dorso have a rough start in Hide.  No argument.  Love shines through in this imaginative and emotional romance

TAMING AN OWL by Stephani Hecht

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TAMING AN OWL by Stephani HechtTaming an Owl by Stephani Hecht
Series: Flushing Owl #2
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Settled in yet another small home Austin’s Owl Parliament continues to survive and stand strong against all the homophobic Owl Parliaments who kicked out each member of their little group.

 

Their newest outcast, Gene who they rescued from prison is still surprised that they went to the trouble of saving him.  He’d been in the owl prison for about five years and before that he’d bounced from one Parliament to another because of his smart mouth and attitude.  The final straw was finding out that he’s gay.

 

In an attempt to bring needed income to the group Gene accepts a job as a go-go dancer at a gay bar.  Without any real skills it’s the only job he can find. Plus it will get Gene out of the house and away from the object of his nightly naughty dreams, Leon, another member of Austin’s Owl Parliament.

 

Gene’s first day as a go-go dancer is a debacle.  Leon does have feelings for their newest member and watching strangers pawing him doesn’t go down well.  With emotions running high it doesn’t help to learn that a group of praying mantis shifters are after Gene because of his family name.  Dodging homophobe owls and now a bunch of crazy bugs, what’s next to stop Gene and Leon from bonding?

 

Take a wild ride with snarky birds in Taming an Owl.  A fast paced story with engaging characters whose whirlwind adventure never ends.  In book two of the Flushing Owl series Gene’s unknown secrets are revealed as Leon comes to the rescue.  Spoiler alert: Gene and Leon work things out, but nothing else is resolved.  Spicy and passionate Taming an Owl cements the mates’ relationship but leaves everything else hanging until the next story.

JAKLYN’S SAVIOR’S by Elle Boon

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HIS OMEGA by A. C. Katt

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FARREN’S WIZARD by Amber Kell

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CAST THE FIRST STONE by Katherine Halle

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LUNA’S LOVERS by Honor James

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