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ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth LapthorneIcy Control by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #8
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Robert Stevens is an agent with the Agency and right now he and his partner, El, are working on a stolen painting case.  Rob has known Sally for the majority of his life and has always tried to protect her.  That includes from himself, his dangerous life, and the love he has had for her for most of his adult life.   However, now Rob has been convinced to contact Sally and see if she has any connections that could help them locate the painting.

 

Sally Langtry is an artist and while she might seem fragile, she has a backbone of steel when needed.  Sally always has time for Rob, and she looks forward to each time he shows up at her place. Even if most of the time it is with food to make her eat while she is wound-up in her art.  Sally is very happy to see Rob the day he appears at her door early on a work day, and she is amazed when he tells her what is going on and then asks for her help.  Sally never thought that Rob would ever show her that part of his life.

 

The day that Rob asks for Sally’s help is a turning day in their relationship in more ways than one.  It is the day they can no longer ignore the feelings between them and passion explodes before either realizes what is going to happen.  The painting is soon discovered and, upon examination, the mystery on why this particular painting was stolen starts to be revealed.  As Sally and Rob investigate these new clues, they face deadly danger while trying to figure out how to clear the painting from all other attempts to take it.  Rob is facing his worst nightmare as Sally has been threatened because of the danger of his work.  But Sally is there to show him that their friendship and love is stronger than anything that might threaten him.  The question is, can Rob come to terms with any future threat that Sally might face because of his work, or will he let it destroy their love just as it is beginning?

 

A savvy agent and a dreamer artist finally acknowledge their love amid the danger in Icy Control.  I found that the title totally described Rob and his attempts to keep Sally free of the danger that surrounds his life.  I really enjoyed watching as Sally tore down each of his ideas about what she could face and if she could handle his love.  I really wasn’t surprised when their passion totally exploded the first time that Rob asked for Sally’s help in a case.  I found that Rob and Sally were the perfect team in many ways as their story unraveled. I had to smile as the perfect way of keeping the painting safe in the future was put into place.  Rob and Sally have many, many loving years ahead of them with Rob making sure that Sally eats while in the middle of an artistic masterpiece—not all has changed now they have their love.  Icy Control takes love ignored and danger to a new place as love is found and control is lightened up in order to protect against future danger so love can be free to grow.

BURNING INTENSITY by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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BURNING INTENSITY by Elizabeth LapthorneBurning Intensity by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #7
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Eleanor Williams, known as El to her friends and co-workers, is an agent for the Agency. She and her partner, Robert Stevens, are usually brought into cases that are going to be difficult for one reason or another.  Just now, El and Robert have been given the job of conducting an interview with a criminal who is believed to have been part of a painting heist from the National Gallery. As the interview and facts become clearer, El knows that they are going to need insider help, and she turns to an ex-boyfriend, James.

 

James Waters is a part time gentleman thief with connections that no one in the Agency could ever hope to have. He and El came together for a brief and explosive time, and then her work tore them apart. James is amazed to answer his door to find El there after all the time that has past. However, once they talk, it’s like they were never apart.

 

Passion interrupts before El has a chance to tell James about the case that has brought her to his door.  When they do get around to talking about the case, James agrees to team up with El to locate the missing painting. Locating and following the clues takes James and El from one situation to another, until they finally go with their instincts and follow the clues to the painting itself.  All of this happens while they overcome the bridge of time that was between them and learn just how strong their love really is.

 

A lady spy and a gentleman thief team up to locate a stolen painting and rediscover a passion that could have been lost with time.  Burning Intensity brings El and James back together to solve a crime against the National Gallery of England.  I really loved watching as El and James rediscovered their love and then moved it forward all while tracking down a missing painting.  Their journey was filled with suspense and passion from start to finish. Burning Intensity takes you along the discovery of love while giving you just a touch of suspense.

ASK THE ORACLE by J. J. Black

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ASK THE ORACLE by J. J. BlackAsk the Oracle by J. J. Black
Series: Revelations #1
Published by Totally Bound Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

One of the most powerful Oracles in the world, Grayson Muir earned the title the hard way.  Abandoned as a newborn and raised in an orphanage group home Grayson’s background was unknown.   As a child he suffered through psychic visions without knowing how to handle them.  Adult caregivers thought him demon possessed or mentally ill.  If not for the intervention of a renowned psychic who recognized Grayson’s gift he wouldn’t have made it to adulthood.

 

Setting up a career as an Oracle gave Grayson purpose and a sense of rightness in the world.  Not only does he work for clients, Grayson also helps with the police when necessary.

 

The satisfying results of aiding the police with a kidnapped child changes to irritation the moment a Lust Demon materializes in Grayson’s office.  A past experience with a Demon soured the Oracle against any future contact.

 

Lust Demon Andreo ‘Dreo’ Demos isn’t interested in the Oracle’s prejudices, he needs Grayson’s skills, immediately.  Their leader, Lord Lucifer has been murdered.  The Oracle must tell them who did the dark deed and who would be the best choice for a new leader.  Tempers are fraying and tensions are high in the Underworld.  The Oracle is their only hope.  Complicating matters is Dreo’s belief that the Oracle is his mate while Grayson’s hoping it’s simply a by-product of being a Lust Demon.  Mating a Demon is the last thing he wants, the very last.

 

For a sensual, enthralling story one simply needs to Ask the Oracle.  The first book in the Revelations series offers a unique, sizzling hot mystery to solve.  A pair of forceful, dynamic characters butt heads over almost everything until they close the bedroom doors.  Grayson’s talent adds another exciting layer to Ask the Oracle.  Entertaining from beginning to end, Ask the Oracle leaves readers hungry for more.

MONSTER by Erik Clarke

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MONSTER by Erik ClarkeMonster by Erik Clarke
Series: Spellbound #2
Published by Totally Bound Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

Syler Rike is well known as one of the best in his field.  As a Hunter for the magical law enforcement agency he is sent by the High Council to apprehend the worst of criminals.  His talent as a powerful Fire Elemental is well documented and useful when cornering his prey.  Syler’s most recent collar caused spectacular repercussions.  It was so bad the High Council put Syler on suspension and sent him to the town of Kelvin to await trial.

 

Once he arrived in town Syler made his way to Seethe as instructed and came face to face with his past, with the only man he’s ever loved and then abandoned.  It’s been six years since Syler set eyes on were-shifter Max York.  Prickly and argumentative as usual Syler wants nothing to do with Max who’s assigned as his minder.  He’s also expected to work at Seethe, a bar owned by the local vampire coven.

 

The idea is to lay low and await the High Council’s pleasure, but the longer Syler’s in Kelvin the more suspicious activity comes to light.  Something is happening in town. The paranormal community is walking on eggshells.  Kelvin is a powder keg but why?  Nothing however compares to Max’s announcement to the Fire Elemental.  It’s enough to extinguish any flames, right?

 

Excellent character development set within a high octane storyline, Monster demands attention.  Syler Rike is a pain in the ass, plain and simple.  He’s a driven man who only feels whole with Max York.  The Fire Elemental’s professional future is on the line.  His personal life hangs in the balance too.  The world these characters live in is complex and fascinating.  A suspense filled mystery Monster features flawed characters who come to life.  A genuinely satisfying story.

ROYAL BLOOD by Carol Lynne

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ROYAL BLOOD by Carol LynneRoyal Blood by Carol Lynne
Series: Neo's Realm #4
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Fantasy, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Centuries were spent ruling the Realm of Blessed Creatures and in all that time demi-god Spiro Manos never realized his brother’s pet jaguar Sema was his mate.  In all fairness no one could’ve guessed that the beautiful cat was actually the all powerful Nialo transformed by his mother, the goddess Gaia to protect him.

 

Months ago the bite of a vampire somehow allowed Nialo to begin remembering that he wasn’t simply a jaguar.  Knowing he is Spiro’s mate means nothing however if he is stuck in the form of a cat, unable to ever consummate their bond.

 

The current state of affairs cannot go on indefinitely between the mates with Spiro and Nialo pinning for each other and no way to join. Nialo seeks an audience with Gaia who offers a solution.  He must destroy his brother Morwyn, at one time his conjoined twin and the reason their mother changed him so long ago.  Confronting Morwyn he must travel to the underworld, Tartarus which is dangerous in itself.  To find love and bond he must destroy his other half, literally.

 

Author Carol Lynne shares an incredibly vivid imagination with readers in Royal Blood the fourth book in Neo’s RealmRoyal Blood triumphs with a rich blend of fantasy, drama and romance.  This world is filled with characters from Olympus as well as vampires, fae, and shifters.  There are no boundaries with these characters.  Excelling in pulse pounding action and adventure too, Royal Blood smartly weaves an indelible love story.  One caution, this series must be read in order to truly enjoy and understand.  Royal Blood neatly ties up the last major romance in Neo’s Realm to perfection.

RIDING AND REGRETS by Bailey Bradford

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OUR OMEGA by J. J. Black

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HUNT by Bailey Bradford

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HIDE by Bailey Bradford

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THE PIERCER’S GAME by Sean Michael

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