Genre: Paranormal

THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands

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THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay SandsThe Immortal Who Loved Me by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau Vampires #21
Published by Avon Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Sherry Carne is working in her office of her kitchen products company when suddenly her door opens and a teenager comes in and literally turns Sherry’s world upside down and inside out. Before she knows it, Sherry is on the run with said teenager, learns that vampires are real, and that she is the life mate of one and will be meeting him immediately. Sherry isn’t sure if she fell asleep at her desk and this is a nightmare, or if she was slipped something or what, but when an extremely sexy man shows up to get her, Sherry might be willing to keep an open mind—Well, on most things anyway.

 

Basileios Argeneau can’t believe the phone call he received that not only has his life mate been found, but that she is now on the run from a man his entire family is hunting down. Not only that, but she seems to be having a hard time accepting everything going on as reality. Basil knows that until Sherry truly accepts all that happened, she won’t be able to accept herself as his life mate nor the option of his making her just like him and the love that will spring from this.  However, after this many years of searching, Basil is not going to give up without giving his all to convince Sherry that everything is more than real, and that she is his forever love.

 

Sherry might be willing to accept that vampire exist and that they all are either from Atlantis or were sired by someone from there, but she is having a really hard time with the life mate thing and the passion that seems to come out of nowhere to swamp both her and Basil. Although having a really sexy man to cuddle and kiss is not all bad. As Basil and the Argeneaus try and figure out just who Sherry has gained her ability to shield from, because it has to be an immortal, the answers turn Sherry’s world even more inside out. So many things Sherry has always believed to be truths have turned out to be false. Basil is determined to be by Sherry’s side as the harsh realities come to light, and Sherry discovers just what her past really has been shaped by. Now it’s time to face the future and the love that has come from nowhere the minute Sherry and Basil came face-to-face.  Can Sherry find a way to accept all that has been told to her, and that Basil really can be her forever lover?

 

A dangerous encounter turns into the passion to last for eons in The Immortal Who Loved Me.  Basil and Sherry might have met under the worst of circumstances, however, neither are letting that stop them from discovering just what true mates really means.  I thought that Sherry took everything she was told and saw pretty well considering, yet I knew that Basil had a long way to go before Sherry would accept her fate as his life mate. I really felt sorry for both Sherry and Basil as clues were followed and answers were located about Sherry’s past. It seemed like every time Basil tried to help Sherry understand something, a new road block would appear. It got to a point where I was wondering if they would even turn out to be friends, much less life mates.  However, I just didn’t count in Sherry’s sense of humor, ability to adjust and accept the impossible when presented to her, and Basil’s determination to keep and save his life mate from harm both from things in her past and that currently around her.  The Immortal Who Loved Me takes several wicked twists and turns as Basil and Sherry travel the path that bring them to the deep loving future that all of the Argeneaus have found with their life mates.

CROUCHING TIGER, FORBIDDEN VAMPIRE by Kerrelyn Sparks

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CROUCHING TIGER, FORBIDDEN VAMPIRE by Kerrelyn SparksCrouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #16
Published by Avon Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Russell has been working on getting his justice and revenge from the time he woke up as a vampire and realized that he is the only survivor of his Marine unit that were all captured by vampire, Master Han.  If things had gone as Russell had originally planned, he would have gone back home and carried on being a cowboy on the family ranch. However, since waking up after thirty-nine years as a vampire and one expected to be a slave at that, just has given Russell even more reasons to go after the person behind it.  Several times, Russell has had Master Han in his sights, but something went wrong, and he wasn’t able to deliver the final killing shot.  This time, it was a someone rather than a something, but the result was the same. Russell had to give up his revenge and save the bystander.

 

Princess Jia is a tiger princess at Tiger Town, a place now ruled by her cousin after her grandfather died.  Jia has trained for many years to carry out the execution of the person who killed her entire immediate family.  Now old enough to carry out her plans, Jia has tracked down Master Han at one of his camps and is ready to attack, when she is noticed and must escape.  The way she makes her escape is very unusual—via a vampire that she has never met.  When Jia finds herself in a cave and discovers just who Russell is, she believes that she has found the perfect person to help her kill Master Han once and for all.  Too bad Russell sees her just like everyone else—someone to be protected and kept in cotton.

 

Russell is attracted to Jia against his instincts ,which warn him she could be a danger to his well-being and emotions.  When Jia tries to go off by herself to go after Master Han once again, he reluctantly agrees to partner up with Jia to keep her safe while they go after Master Han and bring down his reign of terror once and for all. What neither expects is the intense attraction which grows and grows between them as they ignore the danger and follow the clues that will finally allow

them to complete their acts of revenge.  Just when it looks like the danger is over, Jia is kidnapped and Russell gathers everyone he can find to go with him to get her back, while saving as many souls as possible at the same time.  Their love might have been both unexpected and possibly forbidden, but it was strong enough and deep enough to overcome anything that might try to stop them.

 

A Tiger Princess and a vampire soldier/cowboy meet and fall in love while surrounded in suspense and danger.  Jia and Russell find each other and a long lasting love in Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire.  I have long waited to see if Russell would ever get his story told, and I have also long wondered just what exactly his story was.  Lots of clues have been dropped along the way; clues just had me even more curious on what had made him so bitter. Jia is a woman of my own heart by training herself to go out and defeat the person who took out all of her immediate family instead of sitting back and waiting for someone else to do it. I loved her determination and how she stood up to everyone, especially Russell, to complete her mission. I really loved watching as Jia and Russell not only fell in love, but also took out the over encompassing enemy that the vampires and lots of Others have been fighting for so many years.  By the time I closed the book, I was able to think, “What a great ending to a series I have loved for so long.”  While I am sad that the Love at Stake series is now over, I have to say that making Russell and Jia’s love story the last one was brilliant. They were the best couple to end with. Their journey both before and after they met made them a couple that just exploded off the pages and wrapped you up in a plot that answers so many questions and tied-up the threads that were just dangling out there.

 

Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire is full of emotions from deep friendship to passion to danger and back to the deep friendship and the passion, all the while surrounded in an action-packed plot that keeps you fully engaged. The ending brought back all of my favorite couples and showed me that while this series might be ending, there is another generation just waiting to grow up and give the world yet another layer of events.

THE GOAT FARMER’S GUARDIAN by Charlie Richards

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THE GOAT FARMER’S GUARDIAN by Charlie RichardsThe Goat Farmer's Guardian by Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal's Love #10
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

An unpleasant introduction to the paranormal world leaves human goat farmer Zander Wheeler on edge literally every hour of the day. It doesn’t help that a wolf shifter patrols his property to make sure Zander doesn’t spook and say something he shouldn’t.

 

It all started because he was feeling guilty about dating a married man. He contacted his best friend Logan who had to tell Zander that the guy was in fact a vampire who controlled him so that he could take blood.  And Logan had met his mate there, a wolf shifter.

 

Trying to come to grips with everything he’s learned Zander is told one more truth.  Gargoyles are real too and one of them, Geoffrey is his mate.  By this time Zander is numb with disbelief or hyperventilating with stress.  At least Geoffrey is taking the courtship really, really slow.  Zander has every right to lose his mind, yet for some reason Geoffrey is helping him cope.  What a mess.  At least the goats are doing ok.

 

Author Charlie Richards’s scores once more with The Goat Farmer’s Guardian.  An angst heavy drama, The Goat Farmer’s Guardian focuses on one lonely human discovering the world isn’t what he thought.  Everything is thrown at Zander so he has a right to lose it.   A character driven story showcases the power of the human spirit. Zander is far from perfect and wonderful to witness with all his misguided ideals.  Enjoy the ups and downs, the ins and outs of a complicated life in The Goat Farmer’s Guardian.

THE VAMPIRE’S GEEK by Charlie Richards

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THE VAMPIRE’S GEEK by Charlie RichardsThe Vampire's Geek by Charlie Richards
Series: Wolves of Stone Ridge #26
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

In the grand scheme of things geeky lab assistant Toby Dallow wouldn’t have found himself in the small mountain town of Stone Ridge.  But it seemed the right thing to follow his boss there after discovering they’d been duped into performing illegal experiments.  Finding out the truth of shifters and other beings was something else Toby had to wrap his brain around.  Guess it was easy to grasp because he plays poker with a group of shifters on a regular basis.

 

On the run for months after being falsely accused of murdering his boss, Tullion Kriznetsov is thrilled and worried to find his beloved in a Colorado mountain town.  Tullion couldn’t have found Toby at a worse time.  Proving his innocence becomes even more imperative so that he can claim his beloved.  One seductive night with Toby will never be enough.

 

Sweet, innocent Toby is given his time to shine in The Vampire’s Geek.  Match one Russian vampire enforcer with a human laboratory assistant and let the fireworks begin.  Author Charlie Richards’ long running Wolves of Stone Ridge series works because the characters are given relatable emotions to deal with and situations to solve.  This author pens solid, entertaining romance stories.  The Vampire’s Geek gives us Toby, an insecure tender heart and his beloved, Tullion, a hot mess. Unraveling the chaos of their wild adventure is pure pleasure.

FULL MOON DELTA by Jackie Nacht

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FULL MOON DELTA by Jackie NachtFull Moon Delta by Jackie Nacht
Series: Moon Compound #6
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Of all the wolf packs in the area twins Sascha and Cass grew up in the absolute worst for brutality and intolerance.  What the other packs didn’t know was that the alpha had made a pact with their enemy, the Hellhounds.  Cass was forced to work for them in order to protect Sascha, their younger brother and the children of the pack.  When Cass had to leave for Moon Compound prior to his shifter change Sascha was left alone and vulnerable.

 

Ready to accept death rather than live through another beating Sascha is saved when the guards from Moon Compound rescue him.  Ironically it is his future mate Malach who arrives on the scene at the right time.

 

Fate graces Malach with a second mate in Sascha.  Losing his first mate almost destroyed him.  This time he will ensure that his mate survives, though it’s plain to see with all his scars that Sascha’s already lived through hell.  Malach’s abused mate will need to learn that live is worth fighting for.

 

Pain and anguish.  A complicated existence.  Full Moon Delta stacks the deck against Sascha and Malach.  They prove their strength in this dark tale.  The sixth installment in the Moon Compound series is chock full of complex emotional turmoil.  Their story is a tribute to overcoming a tragic past.  A bold drama, Full Moon Delta excels at telling a different kind of love story.

SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Mychael Black

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FORGIVING THAYNE by J. R. Loveless

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GUARDIAN OF MY SOUL by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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SAVED BY THE HAWK by Jackie Nacht & Stephani Hecht

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RUNNING AFTER DAVID by Jackie Nacht & Stephani Hecht

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