Publisher: Carina Press

WOLF’S ASCENSION by Lauren Dane

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WOLF’S ASCENSION by Lauren DaneWolf's Ascension by Lauren Dane
Series: Cherchez Wolf Pack #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Kari Warner, a computer programmer, was leaving a nightclub when something attacked her and almost killed her.  At first, Kari isn’t sure what happened, but she knows that something has changed. Kari is just starting to get stronger from the attack when she is taken from the hospital and moved to a private home, okay estate, and learns that her life has forever changed.

 

Andreas Phinney is a werewolf and the alpha of the Cherchez pack who recently found his mate—a human.  Andreas knows that getting her to accept him and what he is will need to be done just right, or he could lose Kari before he ever has her.  Andreas planned out everything, including protection for Kari by his pack, when a loss of control puts Kari in danger and makes Andreas move well before he or Kari was ready.

 

Kari wakes up at Andreas’ house, surrounded by his pack and learns that not only was she turned without her knowledge, but that she is the mate to the Alpha—if she can accept it all.  Andreas is more determined than ever to have Kari as his mate and the female Alpha of his pack.  He and his close pack members are now working hard to show Kari all the advantages of being a wolf and a member of their pack.  Kari finds herself falling for Andreas and even accepting the ways of the pack when she is suddenly in danger again.  It seems that someone isn’t happy that Kari and Andreas have fallen in love or that she will rule by his side and bear his kids—the future leaders of the pack.  Life goes on and so do the attacks on Kari.  Time might be running out, because the attacks are getting worse.  Can Andreas, Kari, and the inner circle of the pack discover who is behind the danger before it’s too late?

 

Wolves look their entire lives for their mates.  When one Alpha finds his, nothing is going to stop him from having his sexy mate.  Andreas and Kari learn the hard way that the road to love can be rocky and filled with massive potholes in Wolf’s Ascension.  I could feel the anger that Andreas felt when Kari was first attacked and then his desperation to show her his love and get her to accept it and all it involves.  I could also understand Kari’s confusion and anger at what was done to her, and yet loved that she could find a way to forgive and still fall, not only for Andreas, but his entire pack.  Watching as Andreas and Kari fall into a deep love and how they begin their lives together within a tight pack had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen next.  I will admit that I figured out who was behind the attacks, but not the entire reason why.  Now that Andreas and Kari have forged the way to the future for themselves and their pack, I can’t wait to see the next pack member to find a mate.  Wolf’s Ascension begins with a whirlwind and ends with a strong love story filled with passion, pack love, and a touch of suspense to keep things interesting.

AT BLADE’S EDGE by Lauren Dane

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AT BLADE’S EDGE by Lauren DaneAt Blade's Edge by Lauren Dane
Series: Goddess with a Blade #4
Published by Carina Press Genres: Urban Fantasy
ReviewedbyJo

Rowan Summerwaite has had a strange life being a vessel and one of the agents for the Hunter Corporation.  But the last few years have been even stranger, if you can believe it.  Rowan has fought for the treaty to protect the humans, and she has just married her vampire boyfriend, a powerful Scion for her father, the First.  On top of all that, Rowan has come into proof that some of the Partners at the Corporation have been undermining her and putting other hunters at risk.  Rowan has put her life on the line many times for the Corporation, and now she is going to produce her proof, kick some serious ass, and clean up the organization that helped her when she really needed it.

 

Clive Stewart worked hard to become the North American Scion, and now he not only has his vampires to keep under control, but he also has a beloved wife who is considered a boogeyman to his people.  Oh, he knows that Rowan only goes after those who break the rules, and he has watched her be seriously harmed time and again to keep the innocent safe, both human and vampires alike.  Now he has to watch as she cleans her own house, a place she once thought of as a place of safety.  Clive has never tried to get into Rowan’s way, and he won’t this time, but he will do everything in his power to help her and protect her.

 

Rowan knew some of the rotten partners in the corporation, however just as they are about to be brought to justice, chaos not only kills those partners, but also some of the hunters who showed up at the hearing.  Rowan knows that now it will be harder to find out who was behind the rot that infested the Corporation, but she isn’t about to leave the job half done.  Right now, she has to be the instigator to help put the Corporation back together and help it reorganize in such a way that this can never happen again.  If that isn’t enough, she also has to deal with Clive’s parents and his family and the celebration that The First has planned for them.  Rowan travels with Clive to the father’s home for their celebration, but just when her happiness is at its peak, she has to witness an unbelievable horror that will put those behind the threat to her at the top of her search-and-destroy list.  Now it’s beyond personal, and she is going to make them all pay and pay hard this time.

 

A trip to London will bring Rowan and Clive laughter, stress, danger and, of course love.  What else would you expect from this high-profile couple?  At Blade’s Edge will have Rowan finally about to clean house at the Hunter Corporation and to meet Clive’s family.  You have to wonder which is stressing her out the most, especially since she is arriving before Clive.  I knew that Rowan was more than ready to kick ass and take down more names than she currently had, but I was surprised at how it went down.  I felt Rowan’s sorrow at the loss of innocents by madmen.  However, I think the worse threat to Rowan’s sanity was Clive’s parents and not the thrashing at Hunter Corp.  I have to admit I felt a bit sorry for Clive when he got to London in the middle of things.  However, I still love how Clive not only gives Rowan balance, but also the knowledge that he has her back.  I will admit to absolute shock when the final horror happened to Rowan at her father’s home during a time that should have been filled with laughter and happiness.  All I can say is that someone(s) have now placed a price on their head, and there is no price to stop Rowan from finding them and claiming it. As I said above, it’s extremely personal now, and I almost feel sorry for those that have put Rowan and Clive on their trails.  At Blade’s Edge is a must-read for any Rowan and Clive lovers; it’s full of all the things that make them lovable—suspense, humor, deadly danger, and lots of passion.

NO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie Moffett

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NO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie MoffettNo Room for Error by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael #7
Published by Carina Press Genres: Mystery & Detective, Suspense

Lexi Carmichael is still coming down from her last adventure, and she is enjoying her time with her boyfriend, the sexy and mysterious Slash.  Both are talented hackers, but while Lexi works for a private investigation and security company, Slash works for the NAS.  When Lexi is asked to take on a new mission, which concerns a major advance in technology and an invention by two of her friends, the Zimmerman twins, of course, she agrees.  This case will take Lexi, her best friend Basia, and her boss, Finn, into another country to safeguard the invention and the manufacturing of it.

 

Lexi and Slash have a couple of close calls just before she leaves, but it’s unsure just who was the target.  Lexi and everyone take off as scheduled, but that is the last thing that goes as expected.  First, they are hijacked, then they crash, are hunted through a jungle, and then they are kidnapped.  Through it all, Lexi keeps everyone going with the deep knowledge and belief that the Zimmerman twins and Slash will be tracking them down and will get them out.  It’s certainly not a cakewalk, but Lexi is not going to let this invention get into the wrong hands, nor is she going to let anyone harm her friends.  Just before she left, Slash teased Lexi that she had a dark cloud that followed her, but she knows that he is the bright lining in her dark cloud, if there is one.  It appears that the good team has finally won, and they will all be safe now, or will even more betrayal be the final end of Lexi’s adventures and her love of Slash?

 

A self-proclaimed geek girl has yet another adventure in which she must put her wits against those who are trying to defeat her. Only this time, there is no computer or laptop helping Lexi win the day.  Instead, she, Basha, and Finn must use their wits to stay one step ahead of those hunting them, while knowing that technology is helping those looking for them to bring them home safely.  I have loved Lexi from her first appearance, but this is the first time I have seen her have to win without the use of any computer.  It only showed me just how much she has grown and learned to trust her confidence when challenged.  I loved watching how this journey progressed, and I have to admit I was putting as much faith in Slash and the Zimmerman twins as Lexi was as the pages were turned.

 

No Room for Error is an action-packed adventure, which really does pit good against evil.  If you are anything like me, you will find yourself cheering and rooting for Lexi and her friends and cursing those looking to harm them. I also must admit that I loved the depth of love and trust that grows between Lexi and Slash by the time the last page is turned.  I also admit to laughing as Lexi finds herself in yet another situation, but this one born of the love of her best friend.  I can’t wait to see how this will turn out.  No Room for Error is a must-read for any Lexi lovers.

HIDDEN IMPACT by Piper J. Drake

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HIDDEN IMPACT by Piper J. DrakeHidden Impact by Piper J. Drake
Series: Safeguard #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Piper J. Drake’s first Safeguard novel is a fast-paced suspenseful adventure.  From their first meeting Maylin Cheng and Gabriel Diaz have the kind of sparks that make your toes curl.  Their attraction is buoyed by the intense international intrigue surrounding the disappearance of Maylin’s sister. Gabriel believes he’s better off distancing himself from any kind of emotional entanglements but he can’t help but tangle his emotions with Maylin.  As a fierce protector, Maylin’s situation sets off every one of Gabriel’s instincts.  Gabriel is cemented as an Alpha hero as he vows to find Maylin’s sister and keep her safe in the process.

As a professional woman Maylin is used to taking care of her business, herself and her sister An-mei. The fact that her sister has disappeared in China and she cannot automatically fix it is killing her. Appealing to the man from The Centurion Corporation was her last idea and a bad one as she was severely shot down. However, things change swiftly in this exciting novel and Maylin soon finds herself in the safe clutches of Mr. Gabriel Diaz but can she trust him with her sister’s safety and her heart?

I am a huge fan of suspense and Hidden Impact is full of it!  I could not put this romance down! Gabriel and Maylin make for the perfect hero and heroine. Ms. Drake creates the perfect storm of cloak and dagger fervor making Hidden Impact one hell of a page-turner.  I can’t decide which is better the kidnapping plot line or the sexy, sweet romance.  All I know for sure is that meshed together they make for one thrilling romantic read. Count me in for the next Safeguard novel!

NO MONEY DOWN by Julie Moffett

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NO MONEY DOWN by Julie MoffettNo Money Down by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael #2.5
Published by Carina Press Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Detective
ReviewedbyJo

Lexi Carmichael, a computer specialist with the NSA, has finally agreed to go on a vacation with her best friend, Basia.  Lexi even agreed to let Basia pick where they would go and plan most of the vacation.  So, it’s no surprise to Lexi that she arrives at a resort with lots of annoying people, sun, and other things that really are not Lexi’s idea of a good time.  But Lexi is doing her best to try and have a good time for Basia.

 

Then Lexi meets two men who will become her next best friends, Elvis and Xavier Zimmerman, two names that Lexi knows from her computer/hacker connections as geniuses.  They can talk to Lexi in a language that she can not only understand, but can relate to: hacking, programming, and computer games.  Things are really looking up, and then Lexi stumbles into a mystery that gains her attention from the Secret Service and others, all because of another clumsy accident she is involved in.  Now, Lexi, Basia, and the twins have to figure out the clues and find whatever it is that everyone is looking for before they have unexpected accidents.

 

A vacation just beginning to turn into a fun event takes a turn to the dangerous side in No Money Down.  I have long wondered just how Lexi met and became so close to Elvis and Xavier.  I should have known it would involve one of the infamous accidents that Lexi has become known for, at least to me.  I will totally admit to laughing just as she become “closer” to one of them.  Watching just how quickly Lexi and the twins became close friends and a team that could work together foretold what the future would bring.  And through it all was Basia, the only person who can keep Lexi’s feet and head on earth and not just engaged in the ether that computer geniuses live in.  No Money Down shows just how Lexi got together with the Zimmerman twins and became such close friends.  It is a  story filled with classic Lexi Carmichael humor, mishaps, and suspense that always seems to involve one government agency or another.

NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie Moffett

NO WOMAN LEFT BEHIND by Julie Moffett

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BLADE ON THE HUNT by Lauren Dane

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NO TEST FOR THE WICKED by Julie Moffett

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BLADE TO KEEP by Lauren Dane

BLADE TO KEEP by Lauren Dane

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BITE ME by P. J. Schnyder

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