Genre: Paranormal

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini SinghArchangel's Sun by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunters #13
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by:Jo
Published by Berkley Publishing Group

The Archangel war is over and now it’s up to the surviving Archangel’s and their people to take care of the remaining reborn and the disease that has been left in the aftermath.  The worst of which is in Africa, the home of the new Archangel of Africa – Titus.  Titus is a man who expects those both in his command and those loaned to him to do what is needed to be done and just deal with it.  To the soldiers his way of commanding can seem harsh and plain spoken, but it’s not like he is not asking anyone to do anything more than he is right now.  However, when he asks the Cadre for more help he gets an answer he wasn’t expecting – the Hummingbird.

Lady Sharine, also known lovingly as the Hummingbird, is just now coming out of centuries of time where she barely functioned due to a horrible prank pulled on her by an Archangel she was in a relationship with – Aegaeon.  When Sharine was asked by the Cadre to take over Lumia, a place of Angel arts and history, she not only accepted the job but came out of her self imposed kaleidoscope of life.  Now she is being asked to go to Titus and help him save Africa from the disease still attacking it. 

Titus has no idea what to expect when Sharine arrives but it certainly isn’t the small woman who not only won’t take being put on a shelf and pampered by him and his court but demands to help with the problems.  Both Sharine and Titus are surprised as she remembers aspects of herself that were always there but life experiences had caused her to not use and started to help turn the tide in Titus’ efforts to clear Africa.  As Titus and Sharine follow the clues they discover as they travel Africa, it becomes clear that the diseased reborn was not all that was left behind.  Now it’s a race to see if they can find the cure to save humankind, Vampires and Angels from this new aspect of the disease before it’s too late.  Of course falling in love isn’t on either “to do” lists, but sometimes the fates have the final say.

When you have a rough and tough Archangel and an ancient angel whom most believe must be treated with kid gloves thrown together, the outcome is remarkable to say the least.  I know that this story was about the Archangel, but to me it was Sharine’s story with Titus as her fitting partner.  I loved learning more about both Titus and Sharine, but I admit I was rooting for Sharine the entire way.  I really enjoyed watching as Titus and Sharine fell in love while battling the reborn and the aftermath of the version of the disease that was let loose in Africa.  When the cure was revealed, I was shocked at what it was but it fit so perfectly once I thought about it.  I also admit to hoping that Aegaeon gets more karma after learning just why Sharine lived in her kaleidoscope for so long.  The very best thing was watching Sharine learn to use her gifts and strength and learning that Titus is an Archangel with a marshmallow inside for the woman he loves.  Archangel’s Sun takes you on an emotional journey in so many ways that I could not even begin to list them all, but the journey is well worth traveling.  Titus and Sharine’s story is also Joyfully Recommended from me as a must read if you have been following this story line.

Enticing His Navy Seal by Charlie Richards

Enticing His Navy Seal by Charlie RichardsEnticing His Navy Seal by Charlie Richards
Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge #43
Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Disgusted with the corruption caused by a fellow Councilman bear shifter Regales Colearian travels to Stone Ridge, Colorado.  The Councilman would like to interview Alpha Declan and members of his pack who uncovered the illegal activities. He’d also like to talk to some of the shifters rescued from the clutches of scientists experimenting on them.  The bear shifter won’t stop until everything wrong is exposed.

Navy Seal Armand Theodore Conway flies to Colorado to check on his fellow military buddy Hess who’s supposed to be dead.  His many and varied skills convinced him that Hess wasn’t really dead and Theo is going to find out why he faked death. And, Hess doesn’t know it yet but Theo is well aware of the paranormal world.

The pack decides to throw an inpromptu welcoming BBQ for the visiting Councilman and also invites the flock they’d recently saved from one of the scientists’ facilities.  Since Theo is staying with the flock he’s also invited to the party.  

Regales is over 400 years old,old; set in his ways and the last thing he wants especially right now with all the council problems is a mate.  But,But once he scents Theo all bets are off. The Navy Seal knows about shifters, mates not so much and he’s not gay. Talk about a mess of major proportions.
The long running popular Wolves of Stone Ridge series brings its 43rd story to life with Enticing his Navy Seal.  Fans love each and every story in this series because the characters are always engaging, fresh and complex.  There’s a camaraderie that enhances each storyline and somehow makes the characters relatable. Enticing his Navy Seal gives Regales and Theo almost insurmountable issues to deal with.  Watching them untangle the mess is extremely entertaining.

Enlightening the Lab Assistant by Charlie Richards

Enlightening the Lab Assistant by Charlie RichardsEnlightening the Lab Assistant by Charlie Richards
Series: A Loving Nip #18
Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

Junior scientist LIago Hernandez finds himself in the middle of a violent confrontation with powerful creatures.  During the fight LIago is injured and that’s the last thing he can remember until he wakes in a strange bed with a worried creature staring down at him.  What LIago believed to be a gargoyle is in truth a demon belonging to the Horseman of Death.

Lindemere explains that after a thousand years of service to Death he’s been rewarded with his amina, his soul – in LIago.  He’s brought the young doctor to his home in the demon realm to heal and to hopefully educate LIago as to the error of his ways.  Setting his amina straight is the only way is the only way they can be together.

Changing LIago’s mind takes some time but the human is smart and his heart is luckily in the right place.  Lindemere is reluctant to take his amina back to the lab but they need the information only LIago can get them.  All bets are off however if anyone harms his amina.
Enlightening the Lab’s Assistant is a life changing experience for a one- time close- minded main character.  LIago and Lindemere have a contentious relationship in the beginning. Their romance slowly evolves and themaking it impossible for readers to not falls for them both.  Patience and love win the day in Enlightening the Lab’s Assistant.  These two deserve the happily ever after they fight for.

Drifting With A Giant Squid by Charlie Richards

Drifting With A Giant Squid by Charlie RichardsDrifting With A Giant Squid by Charlie Richards
Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by eXtasy Books

The Marine themed park World of Aquatica provides a true adventure for visitors.  It also provides a secret and safe home for a variety of aquatic shifters.

Owners Kaiser and William run the marine attraction with a firm, gentle hand as the de facto Alpha and Beta of their unusual family.  The absence of their father and the death of their mother early on meant that Kaiser shouldered the responsibility of raising the much younger William.  They’ve been together for hundreds of years.  

Captain John Casinov has earned the respect of his police department with hard work and fairness.  In his early fifties with good health John isn’t ready to retire though his son would like nothing better.  In fact, his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren are visiting for a few days and hoping they can nudge John into moving south, nearer to them.  

Free tickets to World of Aquatica seems like a great way for them to spend some family time together.  They visit the sting ray pool and listen to staff member William tell them about the creatures. John is taken aback when the younger man flirts and asks him out but his son’s derisive comments stop John dead.  He never realized he’d raised a homophobe.

Too bad because William knows that John is his fated mate.  This may call for more patience than expected but the shifter is up to the challenge now that he’s found John.
Enjoy the love, the conflict and confusion in Drifting with a Giant Squid.  Family becomes the obstacle for the main characters in this appealing romance.  John and William’s storyline brings a solid blend of tension, passion and action.  William’s family embraces his mate while John deals with his difficult adult son. This love story doesn’t disappoint.

Dangerous Dance by Samantha Cayto

Dangerous Dance by Samantha CaytoDangerous Dance by Samantha Cayto
Genres: BDSM, MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Pride Publishing

More than a thousand years ago beings from another world crash landed on Earth.  The crew survived in part because of superior genetics. When they realized there would be no rescue it was decided they would quietly live alongside humans.  Unfortunately, there was a mutiny lead by crewmember Dracul whose one goal is to rule over alleveryone. Over time the Ccaptain and his loyal crew were forced to fight off Dracul’s machinations of world dominance.

Club Lux in Boston is owned and operated by Alex Stelalux and his family.  The Ccaptain and his crew are fully assimilated in human culture. Alex is kept busy with the club and his human lover Quinn.  Second-in-command Valerius opened his heart long ago to a human. When the young man and his son died in childbirth Val vowed to never fall in love again.  

Homophobic parents drove Mackenzie ‘Mackie’ Frasier from his home.  Without skills he chose to sell his body on the streets in order to survive.  Eventually he became a pole dancer at Club Lux. His need for submission is met by Val, a Dom.  Knowing exactly what Val truly is hasn’t deterred the bratty sub from wanting a permanent relationship.  When Val backs off from Mackie, the young human is hurt and can’t understand why the alien won’t commit.

Suddenly people begin dying from a new street drug called vamp.  The aliens realize Dracul is making another bid for domination. They need to find where this killer drug is being made. Val feels torn in two, he must assist his Ccaptain but at the same time he’s twisted up about Mackie, the twenty-something has his emotions in knots.  Somehow Mackie has to break through Val’s thick hide and reach his heart – to prove their relationship is worthwhile. And, stop Dracul in his tracks before more die.
Dangerous Dance is a dark emotional drama with depth.  Heinous villains and honorable heroe’s engage in a battle of wits with humanity as the prize.  The fast paced, detailed plotline gives the characters room to develop and grow. Val and Mackie’s complicated relationship runs the gamut – sacrifice and then love the ultimate winner.  There’s some unpleasant violence in Dangerous Dance but it does fit within the storyline.  All in all, a thrilling, fascinating tale.

Comforting His Restless Stallion by Charlie Richards

Comforting His Restless Stallion by Charlie Richards Series: A Paranormal’s Love #22 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by eXtasy Books Hanging in chains, brutally whipped and beaten Baron Vanern awaits death.  One day bleeds into another for the dying horse shifter. Someone touches him, speaks to him and Baron believes his torturers have returned.   TheContinue Reading

ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh Series: Guild Hunter #11 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Berkley Publishing Group   Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy… Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind—andContinue Reading

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh

Ocean Light by Nalini Singh Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Berkley Publishing Group Kaia Luna, a cook on Ryújin, a BlackSea city, at least she is a cook now but she used to be a lab assistant to her cousin.  So, when Kaia was asked to check in on their newContinue Reading

HARD BREAKER by Christine Warren

Hard Breaker by Christine Warren Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by St. Martin’s Press Ivy Beckett has always known about the Guardians and the Wardens—the humans who help keep the humans safe from the darkness with the Guardians.  The males in her family have been Wardens for several generations.  All the families who are Wardens haveContinue Reading

BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU by Christine Warren

Baby, I’m Howling for You by Christine Warren Series: Alphaville #1 Genres: Paranormal, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by St. Martin’s Press In the first full-length novel in the Alphaville series Author Christine Warren brings readers an excellent suspenseful shifter romance. Wolf shifter Renny Landry is running for her life.  When Renny took her previous job asContinue Reading

SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT by Christine Warren

Something to Howl About by Christine Warren Series: Alphaville Genres: Paranormal, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Swerve Author Christine Warren takes readers to Alphaville in her new paranormal series.  I’ve always enjoyed Warren’s Others series therefore I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Something to Howl About. This novella is a fun, sexy romp thatContinue Reading

WILDFIRE by Ilona Andrews

WILDFIRE by Ilona Andrews

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews Series: Hidden Legacy #3 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Avon Nevada Baylor spent years keeping her truthseeker abilities under wraps.  Now that her secret has been revealed, she must hone her powers and learn to navigate the world of a Prime.  Power and politics are something Nevada has long avoided, butContinue Reading

THE CASE OF THE GUILTY GHOST by Amber Kell & R. J. Scott

The Case of the Guilty Ghost by Amber Kell, R. J. Scott Series: End Street Detective Agency #6 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:AuthorPublished by Love Lane Books The vampire realm is in chaos.  Their king, Ettore sacrificed himself for his brother.  As Bob mourns the loss of Ettore in private his soul mate Sam EndersonContinue Reading

THE STRIKE OF HOT IRON by Charlie Richards

The Strike of Hot Iron by Charlie Richards Series: Loving Nip #13 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by eXtasy Books Blacksmith Abner Johnson is one of the small number of humans who are well aware of the paranormal world.  The recent death of his sister and the unwanted attentions of a vampire have made AbnerContinue Reading

HUNGER by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A. C. Arthur

Hunger by A. C. Arthur, Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by St. Martin’s Press “The Alpha’s Mate by Eve Langlais”   Big, Bad powerful Alpha Fabian Garoux isn’t living up to his arrogant, self serving reputation.  Diving into a raging river alongside his pack leads to saving a drowning damsel in distress,Continue Reading

SUCCUMBING TO HIS NATURE by Charlie Richards

Succumbing to His Nature by Charlie Richards Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge #41 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by eXtasy Books Abandoned as a child Adisa Derringer was found and raised by the Horseman of War. When Adisa grew up he chose a career as an Enforcer for the Shifter Council.  At the moment he’sContinue Reading

WHO WE TRULY ARE by Victoria Sue

Who We Truly Are by Victoria Sue Series: Enhanced #2 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Dreamspinner Press The FBI Enhanced team has the public on their side.  For the first time humans are having a positive response to the feared Enhanced.  All because the team was able to foil a robbery and save humanContinue Reading

THE PRIEST’S PERSPECTIVE by Charlie Richards

The Priest’s Perspective by Charlie Richards Series: Loving Nip #14 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by eXtasy Books Giles Corsair joined a secretive group known as the Priests to rid the world of demons.  It was also a way to get out from under his controlling mother’s rigid rule.  Believing he’s come across a nestContinue Reading

RETURN TO BIKER LANE by Charlie Richards

Return to Biker Lane by Charlie Richards Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by eXtasy Books   Years ago, Jethro Gunther took a chance on a relationship with another man.  Unfortunately, it blew up in his face and he moved to Sturgis and started a new life, as a straight man.  His motorcycle shop is consideredContinue Reading

ELEMENTAL HOPE by L. M. Somerton

Elemental Hope by L. M. Somerton Series: Warlocks #2 Genres: MM, Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Pride Publishing Evrain Brookes is possibly the most powerful new warlock the world has ever seen.  He wouldn’t be as strong however without his lover Dominic Castine, a human gardener who Evrain needs as a conduit to channel his gift. Continue Reading

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