Publisher: Self Published

NATE by Celia Aaron

NATE by Celia Aaron

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NATE by Celia AaronNate by Celia Aaron
Series: Dark Protector #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Suspense
Celia Aaron does dark mafia romance like no other.  I’m completely in love with Aaron’s irresistible dark heroes.  I had the good luck to pick up the first book in Aaron’s dark mafia series, Dark Protector, on my birthday.  It was the perfect birthday gift.  I have been counting down the days  until I could get my hands onNate ever since.  In Dark ProtectorNate brought the laughter and lightness to the dark romance.  It was impossible not to fall in love with his cocky humor.

 

Nate’s story picks up five years after the events in Dark Protector.  Nate is now the head of the Genoa crime family.  He’s all set to weed out certain aspects of the business, work with the Irish, and fight a war with the Russians.  He never expected his life to be turned upside down by a beautiful woman.  He definitely didn’t count on the girl he took in five years ago coming back from boarding school a beautiful woman determined to seduce him.  Sabrina has seen her fair share of violence and bloodshed.  She is prepared to seduce the man she’s always loved and enter his dangerous world whether he likes it or not.  Sabrina turned out to be much stronger than I anticipated.  I really enjoyed her fiery attitude.  These characters were so much fun.  I could not get enough of the sexy banter between them.

 

Nate combines scorching romance, a possessive Alpha male, and white knuckle action expertly.  My only complaint with Nate is it was over to soon.  I think I could’ve read about this couple for days.  Nate and Sabrina are just so damn Hot!  Celia Aaron’s dark mafia romances are an addictive adrenaline rush and I cannot wait to read another one.  I’m excited to be including Nate in my picks for September’s Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Reads.  If you love a dark hero with a wicked sense of humor, danger lurking around every corner and titillating romance then Nate should be your next purchase.

DARK PURSUIT by Jessica Jarman, Bronwyn Green, Kris Norris, & Paige Prince

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DARK PURSUIT by Jessica Jarman, Bronwyn Green, Kris Norris, & Paige PrinceDark Pursuit by Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, Kris Norris, Paige Prince
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Rising Blood by Bronwyn Green

 

The hunt is on…

 

Newly reluctant partnered Vampire Hunters, Harper Yovanoff and Elliot Zielin are in hot pursuit of a very powerful, dangerous vampire who has maliciously been targeting and turning hunters into the very thing they hunt.  And, to complicate matters, a strong attraction is rapidly brewing between Harper and Elliot.  With many lives on the line, will they be able to put their conflicts aside and work together to put a stop to the evilness at hand.

 

If you are looking for a vampire storyline filled with a kick-ass heroine and an overly confident hero, then Rising Blood is just what the doctor ordered.  I will admit there were times where I wanted to smack Elliot upside the head because of his self-assured attitude.  I really enjoyed watching Elliot win Harper’s heart even before she consciously admits her true feelings.  My only request is I wish the plot could have been longer, lengthwise, for more character development.

 

 

Tempted To Death Jessica Jarman

 

Secrets come to light…

 

Tara Wilcox is hiding a secret and because of it she runs away from the two men she loves – Paranormal Hunters, Luca Castell and Oliver Gordon.  Now Tara is back and reveals her secret to her lovers.  Will Luca and Oliver welcome Tara back with open arms or will they destroy her because of the monster that hides within?

 

Overall, I liked Tempted To Death; however, I did not feel the sincere connection between Tara, Luca, and Oliver.  Whereas, the love is believable between Luca and Oliver; Tara almost feels like a third wheel in their threesome relationship. I can tell that each man loves her for who she is and that she loves them; however something was missing for me.  Nevertheless, the plot is fascinating, the sexual encounters are super-hot and the characters are amiable.  Note: this is a MMF and it contains MM love scenes.

 

 

Grave Measures by Kris Norris

 

Not all souls go peacefully …

 

Supernatural Hunters, Arrynn Baker and Daniel Cartwright now have first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be a victim of an obnoxious supernatural being.  Daniel is being hunted by the ghost of his dead girlfriend.  Dealing with this issue brings Daniel and Arrynn closer together awakening their secret desire to cross the professional line and become lovers.  Will Daniel and Arryan be able to banish his dead girlfriend’s spirit once and for all before she succeeds in completing her mission of bringing Daniel with her into afterlife?

 

This novel gives me food for thought.  Grave Measures is edgy and interesting with some chilling tidbits thrown into the mix.  The plot is not like a horror movie type of scary per say, but it does have a things that go bump in the night type of flair.  Arrynn is my kind of heroine.  She is no shrinking violet and refuses to allow anyone, whether living or not, to take her man.  Likewise, Daniel is a strong, yet honest type of guy who is unwillingly drawn into a severe situation.  Together they are a force to be reckoned with both in and out of bed.  All in all, a very good read.

 

 

Next Lifetime by Paige Prince

 

Another chance at everlasting love…

 

Sarah, now known as Caitlin, is a witch/vampire hybrid.  In order to save her then lover, William, from the evil clutches of Bastian, a malicious vampire sire, Sarah casts a spell for him to be return to her in the future.  Fast forward a hundred years later, William is reborn as Lucas, a very powerful vampire hunter who is determined to rid the world of all vampires.  And, to make matters worse, Bastian is back with a vengeance determined to finish what he started over a century ago.  Will there be a happily-ever-after for Caitlin and Lucas when he discovers she vampire?  And more importantly, will they be able to get rid of Bastian once and for all?

 

The concept of this novel is good versus evil along with the desire to never give up.  Next Lifetime is a profound story that will pull at your heart.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to have eternal life with the one you love by your side.  Paige Prince does a great job of expressing it.  I sincerely sense the turmoil that Sarah/Caitlin feels at the loss of her beloved, not once but twice, before he is reborn a third time in the form of a very powerful Lucas.  The road to the rediscovery of love and trust is a difficult one, especially for Lucas.  Since she has fought the battle for so long, Caitlin never once gives up on Lucas – even when he is trying to terminate her because she is not human.  This is one tale not to be missed.  Enjoy!

SHARED FOR LOVE by Nancy Corrigan

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SHARED FOR LOVE by Nancy CorriganShared for Love by Nancy Corrigan
Series: Kagan Wolves #6
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Ethan is in love with two people – Hannah and Noah.  His heart and his wolf are demanding that he claim both as his mates; but, how will each of them feel about sharing him with the other.

 

For six months Hannah has been chasing after Ethan.  While he has shown interest by taken her on dates and held her hand, she could not understand why he has yet to kiss her.  That is until she meets Noah and everything comes to light.  Is Hannah willing to share herself with two men?

 

For fifteen years, Noah has secretly shared a bed with Ethan.  All is well until Hannah enters the picture.  Instantly knowing that the three of them are destined to be in an eternal love triangle, will Noah be able to persuade Ethan and Hannah?

 

Wow! Shared For Love is one thrilling, intense book that I had the pleasure of reading.  From the start, the plot pulls you in and does not let go until the very end.  The bond between Ethan, Hannah, and Noah is immediate once all three come together for the first time.  They are an even match for each other – true mates to the fullest.  All three share strong, alpha-type personalities; yet, they are well-defined within each own right.  For a minute there, I was not sure if their wolves would allow a love triangle to develop; but, in the end all ends well.  Did I mention, whether as a twosome or threesome, the sexual encounters are sizzling hot and erotic.  So, be aware that constant fanning your heated face will occur on numerous occasions.  You cannot go wrong with Shared For Love.

 

This novel can be read as a standalone.

ROCK STRONG by Virna DePaul

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ROCK STRONG by Virna DePaulRock Strong by Virna DePaul
Series: Rock Candy #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary


 

Abby Chan is a rising cellist with her heart set on playing for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.  As a way to pay off her Juilliard School of Music education loan, Abby takes a summer gig playing the cello on tour with a well-known rock band.  Abby expects to work hard; however, what she did not anticipate is to fall head over hills in love with the lead singer, Liam Collier.

 

Liam Collier is the lead singer for Point Break, the world’s hottest rock band.  Liam is known for living in the fast lane by partying hard with countless, nameless, beautiful women.  However, that all comes to a crashing halt the moment he set eyes on Abby Chan.  Now, all he can think about is having a passionate, monogamous relationship with Abby.

 

Rock Strong is a sweet romance showing how opposites attract to form a fascinating, lasting relationship.  Abby is a total contrast to Liam.  Where Liam is outgoing and lively, Abby is aloof and quiet.  However, together they are a dynamic couple that will bring a smile to your face as you get to know and fall in love with them.  I so enjoyed watching Abby blossom into a confident, respectable woman who innocently drives Liam to admit his true feelings to himself and to her.  There are some rocky times; but, by the end, Liam and Abby find a way to overcome their obstacles.

 

Rock Strong is a great start for the Rock Candy series.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment.

ROCK DIRTY by Virna DePaul

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ROCK DIRTY by Virna DePaulRock Dirty by Virna DePaul
Series: Rock Candy #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary


 

Dominique “Nikki” Lorenz is determined to escape her past.  As the heiress to her mother’s magazine empire, Nikki is always in the limelight and sometimes the tabloid makes her out to be an uncontrollable, distressing girl.  However, with the upcoming release of her new shoe line, Nikki will finally make a respectable name for herself.

 

Tucker Benning is the drummer of a famous rock band, Point Break.  Tucker is flabbergasted and secretly heartbroken when his lead singer cancels their world tour due to his upcoming wedding plans.  With nothing to do and nowhere to go for the summer, Tucker decides to embark upon a spur of the moment sexual escapade with a beautiful, classy woman that he meets in the airport.

 

Whereas I truly enjoyed book one in this series, Rock Dirty does not work for me.  The chemistry between Nikki and Tucker is super-hot; however, I did not feel the connection between them.  At times I found myself wanting to hit Tucker over the head for his offensive conduct but in the end, he redeems himself in my eyes because he realizes his behavior was based on jealousy.  Add in Nikki’s mommy issues, and I am not sure how this couple manages to make their relationship work.  Nevertheless, their affection for one another wins out and they form a deep, meaningful connection.

 

Rock Dirty can be read as a standalone.  Regardless, of my less desired opinion of this book, I still look forward to future reads within this series.

DOUBLE TROUBLE by Erosa Knowles

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CARNAL RISK by Kym Grosso

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CHANCE ON LOVE by Nancy Corrigan

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BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

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LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

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MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

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BAYOU HEAT by Laura Wright & Alexandra Ivy

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ROCK WEDDING by Nalini Singh

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PURSUED BY THE VISCOUNT by Carole Mortimer

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THE SAPPHIRE HEIST by Lauren Blakely

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RUSH by Robin Covington

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THE BRICK WALL by Stephanie Julian

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SHOOT OUT by Lisa B. Kamps

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SACKED by Jen Frederick

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MAJOR LOVE by Kate Stewart

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