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THE INNOCENT by Shiloh Walker

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THE INNOCENT by Shiloh WalkerThe Innocent by Shiloh Walker
Series: FBI: Psychics #2
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Jay Roberts has a psychic gift doesn’t allow her to touch anyone and gloves are her necessary accessory but she finally risks reaching out from her personal life isolation and enters into a very sexy online relationship with a cop, but after several months he suddenly breaks everything off with Jay.  Now that she has reached out, Jay isn’t going to let herself just be dropped with no explanation and she goes to the small town of Hell.  Only to find out there is much more going on than just a man getting cold feet.

 

Linc Dawson is no longer a cop, but he is now a very vengeful father out to make the people who didn’t help his missing daughter or Linc himself during his search for her suffer the consequences.  It’s been months now that he has been searching and while he hasn’t found her body, he knows that the odds of finding her alive are beyond slim.  When he walks into a store to find Jay there, things in his life are shaken up even more.  Linc has never believed in psychic gifts and he doesn’t plan to start now.

 

Jay finds out what was behind Linc walking away from her but now that is only a part of her issues.  Now Jay knows what is going on in Hell and she isn’t going to let it happen any longer and calls in the one type of help she knows will get the job done – other psychics.  Jay and Linc struggle with their feelings while putting together the clues on what exactly happened to Linc’s daughter and the other missing people.  When all of the clues finally come together some hearts will be healed and some will be broken and the small town of Hell will never be the same again, but that isn’t a bad thing.  In the aftermath can Jay and Linc find a way to allow their passion to blossom into the love that is just waiting for them?

 

A pragmatic cop and a psychic are not your normal couple but these are not your everyday couple either.  Jay and Linc discover a red hot passion while hunting for the truth about Linc’s daughter in The Innocent.  I loved just how feisty Jay was from the beginning until the end, even when the odds weren’t in her favor.  Linc had me from the minute he tired to protect Jay in the store.  I really loved watching as they not only search for what happened to his daughter but also tried to transition through the potholes of a new relationship.  As I turned the last page I knew that the future might be a bit rocky for Jay and Linc for a while but I know that they will be there for each other and those they love.  I can’t wait to see what the next chapter is in the world Ms. Walker has created.  The Innocent takes suspense to a spine tingling end with a hot passion thrown in and just enough danger to keep the spice going.

HARRY’S SACRIFICE by Bianca D’Arc

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HARRY’S SACRIFICE by Bianca D’ArcHarry's Sacrifice by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Resonance Mates #5
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Harry has always known that he was one of a kind, a human and alien hybrid, and that when the time was right he would be instrumental in the events that would change the world once again.  When the alien’s destroyed Earth as it was known, to make it better for them, the humans were the last of their concerns.  That hasn’t changed a whole lot in the years since but it’s finally the right time and the aliens better be ready.

 

Harry has been sent to a dig where something amazing has been located and Roshin, a scribe, has been sent with him to record the events.  They are met by Cormac, the Alvian officer who is leading the expedition that located the ship.  Harry has a clue on what they will find in the ship, but Roshin and Cormac are very surprised when the truth behind the ship and what it really means.  All three are unable to leave the ship for the time being and their tight quarters help the Alvian’s to learn just what emotions are and passion explodes between the three of them.  But Harry isn’t sure he trusts these feelings because he never wanted to have alien mates but fate seems to have other things in mind for him.

 

Roshin and Cormac seem to be handling the feelings between the three of them better than Harry.  Yet Roshin isn’t about to lose either of her men and is willing to give Harry the time he needs.  The problem is that many, many issues are complicating things – like the humans demanding the rights and freedom that was taken away from them and an important part of the ancient past that also wants the humans and the Alvian’s to live peacefully together.  Not everyone is happy with the revolution that is happening and Harry knows that things could blow in a heartbeat.  Harry, Roshin and Cormac are being pulled in lots of directions at the same time they are trying to find the way to become a loving triad.  Can Roshin find the words and emotions to show Harry that she and Cormac are exactly what Harry needs and together they can conquer anything?

 

Fate doesn’t always let you know just what it has in store for you, especially when the ultimate goal is love.  Harry, Roshin and Cormac learn this lesson and many others in Harry’s Sacrifice.  As I watched Harry learn how to love his Alvian’s and Roshin and Cormac learn what emotions are and how to work with them, I was captivated by their story.  So many times I could see one of the men maybe walking away and their triad never becoming what it needed to be.  I also loved watching the peaceful revolution happen when the most likely outcome would have been war.  Events were happening so fast that there were times I had to back track just a bit to make sure I hadn’t lost something.  The entire plot had me, but especially Harry, Roshin and Cormac finding and keeping a love that will resonate for years to come.  Harry’s Sacrifice is full of emotions and passion with just the necessary touch suspense to keep things interesting and not predictable.

REDNECK ROMEO by Lorelei James

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REDNECK ROMEO by Lorelei JamesRedneck Romeo by Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders #15
Published by Samhain Publishing on May 6th 2014
Genres: Western
Pages: 322
Reviewed by Miranda

The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees... Rough Riders, Book 15 Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he'd love for the rest of his life...only it wasn't his bride. That's when he took the McKays' love-'em-and-leave-'em reputation to new heights-fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming. Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone-especially the woman he thought he lost-that he's a changed man. Aurora

Dalton McKay left town three years ago amidst a cloud of shame after he left his fiancée at the altar.  It took standing at the altar for him to realize that he was actually in love with someone else.  It has taken a while but Dalton actually knows who he is and what he wants now.  An emergency brings him back to his hometown but what he really wants is to win the heart of the woman of his dreams.

 

Rory Wetzler has always been attracted to smooth talker Dalton MacKay but she is determined not to fall for his sweet moves this time.  Unfortunately, he’s in her path every time she turns around.  So she gives in and decides a little sexual healing is in order.  She’s a strong woman, she can have hot sex without involving her heart, Right?!

 

Can Dalton rebuild bridges with his family and capture Rory’s heart?  Find out when this Redneck Romeo comes home to play.

 

Lorelei James brings readers another sensational Rough Riders novel with Redneck RomeoRedneck Romeo is so damn good.  Dalton has a lot to make up for where Rory is concerned and a bit with his brothers as well.  Rory and Dalton made me laugh so many times.  The sexual tension between them is as sweet as it is sexy.  There is a lot of growth in Redneck Romeo.  Dalton and Rory grow as people as well as a couple.  I love how supportive Dalton is of Rory’s dreams and ideas.  I found Dalton and Rory to be quite inspiring.  Redneck Romeo is an unforgettable love story!

LONG SHADOWS by Cecilia Dominic

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LONG SHADOWS by Cecilia DominicLong Shadows by Cecilia Dominic
Series: The Lycanthropy Files #2
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2014-03-25
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 350
Reviewed by Jo

Being unique isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. The Lycanthropy Files, Book 2By day, Lonna Marconi’s busy career keeps her mind off the fact she was turned werewolf against her will. By night, a dose of wolfsbane lets her inner wolf out to play while her physical body stays safe at home. When an overheard phone call at work warns her a trap is about to be sprung, she turns from hunter to hunted in the blink of an eye. She finds refuge with the Ozarks pack she never claimed as her own. Upon discovering a family secret that explains why she’s unique among her own kind, Lonna finds heat in the arms of Max, who’s the one thing she cannot trust—a wizard. Another kidnapping attempt sends her navigating the treacherous metaphysical borders of a centuries-old war, pursued by rogue sorcerers, a band of ghostly wolves, and repressed memories that prevent her from reclaiming her heritage. All the while, trusting her back to a wizard who demands the price of her heart...and who may not have the luxury of giving his in return. Warning: Some sexy scenes, adult language, and alcohol consumption. Also descriptions of Italian food that might offend carbophobes.

Lonna Marconi never wanted to become a werewolf, but now that it’s been done she is trying to concentrate on her busy career as a social worker.  Lonna tries her best to ignore her new inner self, wolf-Lonna, but some facts can’t be totally ignored.  To say that Lonna didn’t handle being turned against her will, isn’t even close to her feelings but she does feel bad about the break up that happened with her best friend.  Recently Lonna has felt like someone is following her and after overhearing her boss on the phone, Lonna knows it time to find out what’s going on.

 

Lonna turns to the Ozarks pack and a reunion with her best friend for safety, only to learn she has brought the danger with her and whoever is behind it is not planning on taking any names other than Lonna’s.  While there Lonna starts to have feelings for Max, a sexy wizard from the Caribbean.  Lonna knows that the last thing she can ever have any feelings for is a wizard.

 

As things turn even worse for Lonna, Max seems to always turn up just when he is needed and after awhile both can’t ignore their feelings any longer.  Every clue on who is out to capture Lonna brings only more questions about Lonna’s true history.  It seems that there were some hidden secrets in Lonna’s past and just as those are coming out and Lonna needs Max’s strength more than ever, his secrets come back to haunt both of them.  Madmen have torn Lonna’s wolf self from her and taken Max also.  However, Lonna isn’t going to take any of this sitting down and if opening herself to her entire heritage is what it will take to get both of them back, then look out world because Lonna is about come out swinging.

 

What appears to be a very unlikely couple turns out to have more in common than anyone would have ever guessed and their love is one no one better mess with.  Lonna and Max learn about all the things that have been hidden from them in their pasts in Long Shadows.  The path to Max and Lonna being together is filled with boulders, not just wimpy potholes.  It seemed to me that every time I thought it was clear sailing for Lonna and Max, yet another road block showed up.  I admit that there are several times I wanted to just smack Max because of his non-answers but his deep love for Lonna won me to his side.  I cheered when Lonna finally accepted all that she was and claimed not only her heritage but her inner wolf and her love with Max.  Long Shadows will keep you on your toes with the suspense, deep friendships renewed and hot passion.

SECRET PASSIONS by Loribelle Hunt

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SECRET PASSIONS by Loribelle HuntSecret Passions by Loribelle Hunt
Series: Forbidden Passions #4
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-11-19
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 141
Reviewed by Miranda

How do you claim the heart of a fox? Tempt her into giving it up. Forbidden Passions, Book 5Though Sara Beth Reynard shuns the spotlight, her sensual animal nature always draws unwanted attention. On the rare occasions she leaves fox territory to supervise a construction project, humans are her number one hassle. When the discovery of human/animal DNA makes her a sleazy tabloid’s lead story, Sara finds the whole thing laughable. Right up until some goon attempts to kidnap her. Worse, her alpha sends her to the wereeagles, clan of her childhood nemesis, for help. Patrick Aquila takes one look at the grown-up version of “Foxy”, and wants to peel away all her layers of uptight and proper. His attempt to show her a night of lighthearted fun turns into an off-the-charts explosion of passion. But romance among weres is never that simple. Patrick is in a race against time to convince Sara Beth they belong together, and find the snitch who is feeding information to not just one stalker, but two. The reporter who wants to hang her out to dry, and a hunter who wants to hand her over to her worst nightmare. Warning: A reluctant fox, a sexy alpha eagle willing to pull every erotic trick in the book to keep her, and an obsessed big game hunter.

Fox shifter Sara Beth Reynard is in trouble. She is forced to seek help from the last person she wants when someone tries to kidnap her.  Eagle shifter Patrick Aquila is surprised by the powerful attraction he feels to grown-up Sara Beth. After all, he used to pick on his little “Foxy.”  The thought of her being in danger angers him greatly and he is determined to do anything to protect her.  Protecting her may be a lot easier than convincing her they are mates.  Sara Beth finds it hard to believe that Patrick could ever be satisfied with her.  Will Patrick be able to keep her safe and convince her of his love?

 

Secret Passions is an exciting romance!  Sara Beth and Patrick have excellent chemistry in and out of the bedroom.  I love the scene where they are reunited in the beginning of the book and Patrick realizes how attracted he is to her.  The suspense plotline is interesting but not a huge part of the story.  The couple definitely stays center stage.  Sara Beth’s character is a bit insecure which is nice to see every once in a while in a shifter story.  While she doesn’t like it when Patrick calls her “foxy” I think it is quite funny.  Secret Passions is another great addition to the Forbidden Passions series. Secret Passions can be read as a standalone. However, if you are a Forbidden Passions lover it is a lot of fun hearing about what is happening in some of the former couple’s lives.

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BOLTED by Meg Benjamin

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