Publisher: Penguin


SECRETS AT MIDNIGHT by Nalini SinghSecrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by:Reviewer
Published by Penguin


Bastien Smith is a financial genius for the DarkRiver pack.  Lately, Bastien has been going crazy, because he has scented his mate, but when he tries to follow it, it just goes away.  And then he found another scent that was different, but also seemed to point towards his mate and again, it just disappeared.  But he found the answer after helping an elder packmate back to her apartment from his mother’s house.


Kirby has just moved into the DarkRiver territory and was hired as a kindergarten teacher.  Kirby was raised by the State after being found outside a house fire that killed her parents and no relatives could be found for her.  Kirby has always known the bare basics of her past, but after moving to her new house and her new job, strange things have been happening to her.  Those strange occurrences just got worse after meeting Bastien.


Bastien knows that something is odd with Kirby, because her scent is split and when she suddenly starts having episodes of sudden pains, fevers and semi-shifting, he knows that Kirby’s past must have more in it than even she realizes.  Together, they work to learn just what Kirby’s past is, while Bastien works to show Kirby that no matter what they find, she will always be his mate—human, half-blood, or whatever the truth reveals.  As the facts come together, Kirby learns that she is a shifter, just not a leopard like Bastien.  With the love and support from Bastien and his pack, Kirby is able to learn what the tragic past hid from her and finds that she isn’t alone in the world after all.  Kirby is at another changing point.  Will she go to her lost past, or will she go forward with Bastien into the loving future that awaits them?


A leopard whose human part is on the hunt for his disappearing mate, and a shy schoolteacher with a hidden past will discover just what the future holds for them both in Secrets at Midnight.  I will say right away that this novella was in the anthology Nightshift, so if you have that you might not want this standalone or you might be like me and want this as a standalone for your psy-changeling library.  I loved watching as Bastien gently showed Kirby that their attraction was so much more and then helped her discover the truth about her very being.  I also have to admit to cheering for Kirby when she met Mercy the first time. It’s a part that I have read over a couple of times just because it’s so fun.  Mostly I found that watching as Kirby and Bastien found each other and traveled through their mating dance to be a page-turner.  There is nothing better than seeing a changeling find his forever mate and completing their mating dance.  I can only hope that the future is bright and shiny for both of them.  Secrets at Midnight is a perfect few hours of escape filled with love, passion, and discovery.

SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeScandal Never Sleeps by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: Perfect Gentlemen #1
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense
Reviewed by:Author
Published by Penguin


Six young men went to the same Academy school together, called themselves the Perfect Gentlemen, and has remained friends into adulthood: Gabe, Dax, Connor, Zach, Roman, and Mad.


This is Gabe’s story…


Everly Parker is heartbroken over the death of her boss, Maddox “Mad” Crawford.  She is in conflict with some of her colleagues because they feel that she does not deserve her position even though she is more that qualified.  This becomes more evident after Mad’s death and the spearhead leading the group is none other than Gabriel Bond…one of Mad’s best friends.


Grieving over the death of one of his oldest, dearest friends, Gabriel “Gabe” Bond is determined to uncover just what Mad was into before his death.  An unexpected coping mechanism leads to a spectacular one night stand with Eve on the night of his memorial service.  Afterwards it turns out that Eve is none other than Everly Parker.  The woman whom Gabe thinks the only reason she got her job was by sleeping with Mad.


A battle of the wills between Everly and Gabe brings forth more than just sexual tension.  Murder and mayhem raise their ugly heads and are persistent in claiming them as their next victims.  Will Everly and Gabe be able to escape their evil clutches before it is too late?


Scandal Never Sleeps is an awesome romantic suspense that will have you hanging on the edge of your sit with spine-tingling excitement.  Readers, you are in for a treat with this novel.  The plot is filled with trickery, naughty sexual encounters, rich playboys, secrets, lies, powerful friendships, strong personalities, mystery, jaw-dropping moments, and scandal…all the makings of extraordinary novel.


I really like Everly’s character.  She is smart, sassy, and very strong-willed.  She knows her worth and she refuses to allow Gabe and his friends to man-handle her.  Which makes her the perfect match for Gabe because he is a true alpha male to the core with “follow my order” qualities.  I also appreciated the interactions and loyalty with Gabe and his friends.  I found them to be a fascinating group of men.  I anxiously await for each of the men’s individual stories.


On the whole, Scandal Never Sleeps is one thrilling novel not to be missed!  This breathtaking pag-turner had me hooked from page one.  I found myself reading well into the night eager to discover all the deep, dark secrets and how the storyline would unfold.  I am honored to bestow Scandal Never Sleeps a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read!


ONE NIGHT WITH THE QUARTERBACK by Jeanette MurrayOne Night with the Quarterback by Jeanette Murray
Series: Santa Fe Bobcats #1
Genres: Contemporary, Sports
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Penguin

Reviewed by Talia Ricci

Cassie Wainwright has come to the home of the Santa Fe Bobcats, not as a fan, but as the daughter of the coach:  the previously unknown daughter of the coach.  She is hopeful that she can have a relationship with her parent but is still nervous.  Her inability to settle has her going to a club where she meets uber sexy Santa Fe quarterback Trey Owens.  Of course she has no idea who he is, but she is too attracted to him to worry about that.


Trey Owens doesn’t want to be out partying but when he sees Cassie he has to somehow get to know her.  The fact that she has no idea who he is makes Trey feel better, at least until he finds out who she really is.  But their one night stand was supposed to be simple – now it is anything but, especially since Trey can’t get Cassie out of his mind.


I liked this book very much – I didn’t like some of the characters.  Cassie’s father is a jerk and I’m not sure I would have stayed near him, and I won’t even mention her stepmother because I wanted to snap her neck.   Cassie was a bit wishy washy and I can’t blame her.  She was trying her best and didn’t give up.  I loved how Trey won her over most of the time.  Trey, however, was loveable from start to finish.  Their passion for each other was smoking hot and I could picture these characters as real people.


One Night with the Quarterback is book one of Jeanette Murray’s Santa Fe Bobcats series.  Book two released in October, 2014 and I’m anxiously awaiting book three’s release in April!  Invest in this series – you won’t be sorry!

UNDEAD AND UNWARY by MaryJanice Davidson

UNDEAD AND UNWARY by MaryJanice DavidsonUndead and Unwary by MaryJanice Davidson
Series: Queen Betsy
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Penguin

Reviewed by Melissa

Betsy is back and being Queen still isn’t any easier. Her dead father isn’t so dead. Her consort, Sinclair, is now able to walk in the sun and visit churches. Her sister, the daughter of the devil, is plotting something that can’t be good for Betsy. The twins keep disappearing and Betsy is still trying to avoid dealing with her duties in Hell.


Undead and Unwary is one of the better Betsy books to come out in a while. When I picked up the first book in this series Undead and Unwed I was hooked and couldn’t get enough. I suffered through the time travel storyline but now it looks like Betsy is back! While Undead and Unwary is nowhere as enthralling as the first books of the Undead series, it kept me turning pages and wanting more. I can’t wait to see what adventures Maryjanice Davidson has for Betsy in the future!

FERAL HEAT by Jennifer Ashley

FERAL HEAT by Jennifer AshleyFeral Heat by Jennifer Ashley
Series: Shifters Unbound #5.5
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Penguin

Reviewed by Jo

From the author of Lone Wolf comes a paranormal romance about two lovers torn between ecstasy and savagery... Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright. In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self. Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate? This sixteen chapter novella includes a preview of the upcoming Shifters Unbound novel Wild Wolf.

Jace Warden has come to the Austin Shiftertown in secret to be the guinea pig for the work being done to get the collars off of the shifters.  It has become evident that the shifters must get them off as soon as possible and just wear decoys.  Jace has barely gotten off his bike when he is attacked by a wolf.  What surprises him is that right after that a female wolf attacks his attacker.  Jace isn’t sure what is going on, but he immediately goes to the aid of the female wolf.


Deni Rowe might not have been happy at having to take a collar and move into the Shiftertown but because she had cubs, she was willing to do so.  However after an accident that gave her a concussion among other things, Deni has been unable to control her fight or flight impulses and it takes nothing for her to go into battle these days.  When Deni sees a stranger being attacked by a loser she knows, she immediately goes after the attacker and gets her bell clocked again.  But this time, Jace helps her get control and get out of the situation.


Jace instantly felt attraction to Deni but he isn’t ready to have more than a fling right now.  Deni also isn’t quite ready to look too deep into the sparks she feels when she is with Jace, but she is instantly protective of him and is willing to go on the outs even with her family to keep him safe.  No one is going to mess with either Jace or Deni with the other one around.  Attraction becomes flames and then passion, followed quickly by love.  The odds are against them from the start because they are part of different shiftertowns and getting permission to move is very difficult.  Both Jace and Deni are willing to separate and follow the rules for now, but when danger follows Jace, only Deni can help save him if she can get her emotions and instincts to work correctly fast enough.  Can Deni and Jace beat the odds and find the answer to getting the collars off once and for all before they lose everything?


A love that should never have been found blossoms and flares to life while shifters look for the answer to save themselves from Fae technology that could end them once and for all.  Deni and Jace find more than one answer they were looking for in Feral Heat.  The struggle that both Jace and Deni have gone through separately told me right off that they would be a power couple if given the chance.  I loved how both were instantly protective of the other from the minute they laid eyes on each other, even before the passion came to call.  With the highly explosive background of secretly getting rid of the collars and keeping the work secret, I enjoyed seeing how Deni and Jace worked in tandem to achieve their goals and to also find a way to grab the gold ring in the end and have the best of everything.  Feral Heat has suspense, passion and humor that make it a wonderful way to spend a few hours escaping into the shifter world once again.

RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz Genres: Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Jo From the New York Times–bestselling author of Dream Eyes and Copper Beach, a brand-new quintessential Jayne Ann Krentz romance. It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, asContinue Reading

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Reviewed by Shayna “The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice… Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will alwaysContinue Reading



In His Sights by Jo Davis Series: Sugarland Blue Genres: Contemporary, Suspense Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Melissa When a dangerous criminal targets those whom Sugarland detective Chris Ford holds dear, nothing will stop him from hunting down his man.… Chris is one the best and brightest at the Sugarland PD, but lately aContinue Reading


It Happened One Wedding by Julie James Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Comedy Reviewed by:ReviewerPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Talia Ricci Sidney decides six months after a major breakup to get back into the dating game.  She has compiled a list of thirty-four items that men either will or will not do that are deal breakers forContinue Reading

BLACK MOON by J. D. Tyler

Black Moon by J.D. Tyler Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Jo A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometimes those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for… Ever since he savedContinue Reading


How to School Your Scoundrel by Juliana Gray Series: Prince in Hiding #3 Genres: Historical Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Shayna Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown—until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe… Princess Luisa has devoted her life to duty, quietly preparingContinue Reading



Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh Series: Psy-Changeling #12 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Shayna Step into New York Times bestseller Nalini Singh’s explosive and shockingly passionate Psy-Changeling world… A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred. A woman whose very existence has been erased. A love story so dark, it may shatterContinue Reading

SHADOW SPELL by Nora Roberts

SHADOW SPELL by Nora Roberts

Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts Series: The Cousins O’Dwyer #2 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Reviewed by Shayna From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book TwoContinue Reading


The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley Series: Highland Pleasures #3 Genres: Historical Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Shayna A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn’t care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she’s at his mercy. One kiss at a time, heContinue Reading

MASTER OF SHADOWS by Angela Knight

Master of Shadows by Angela Knight Series: The Megaverse #8 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Vanessa Court seducer La Belle Coeur has met her match in Tristan, a Knight of the Round Table unafraid of blood-or lust. Joining together to combat a werewolf wizard and sworn enemy of Arthur, they must putContinue Reading


Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis Series: Animal Magnetism #2 Genres: Contemporary Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Miranda She’s tempting his basic instincts… Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one yourself. Veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist hasContinue Reading

HEAT WAVES by Susan Lyons

Heat Waves by Susan Lyons Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Miranda Get ready…things are going to get hot. Liz and Peter can’t think of a sexier, more fun place to get married than the Greek Islands. And they’re not the only ones looking for a steamy holiday, cruising into the sunset.Continue Reading

SLOW RIDE by Erin McCarthy

Slow Ride by Erin McCarthy Series: Fast Track #5 Genres: Contemporary Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Shayna As a tribute to her late journalist father, Tuesday Jones is planning a career benefit, auctioning off racing memorabilia and meet-and-greets with drivers. Ex-racing star Diesel Lange has had his own brush with death, and is determinedContinue Reading

MARK OF THE ROSE by Kate Pearce

Mark of the Rose by Kate Pearce Series: Tudor Vampire Chronicles #3 Genres: Paranormal Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Penguin Reviewed by Shayna Hearing that Henry VIII’s new queen is in danger, Rhys Williams engages the help of Verity Llewellyn, a lady-in-waiting eager to prove her abilities as a vampire hunter. Rhys suspects the weakening queen hasContinue Reading

NEVER ENOUGH by Lauren Dane

Never Enough by Lauren Dane Series: Brown Siblings #4 Genres: Erotica Reviewed by:PublisherPublished by Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Reviewed by Jo From the national bestselling author of Inside Out–a sizzling story of insatiable passion. Gillian Forrester spent her life running…until Miles came along. The moment she held her older sister’s unwanted newborn, Gillian stopped runningContinue Reading

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