Series: The Others

ROCKY by Bianca D’Arc

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ROCKY by Bianca D’ArcRocky by Bianca D'Arc
Series: The Others #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Rocco (“Rocky”) Garibaldi is one of the most magical of the Were-shifters—a grizzly bear.  Rocky has worked hard both in his career and with the Were Lords in helping to keep all Others as safe as possible.  For the most part, Rocky has a great and fulfilling life.  But there is one thing that Rocky regrets and that is not having the one woman he loves—a childhood friend who married his best friend. Rocky moved away from his friends right after they married knowing he would not be able to see them daily and endure the ache.  Then, Rocky gets his most secret wish one night and more.

 

Maggie Hobson is nine-months pregnant and on the run from the people who killed her husband a few months ago. Now, despite being scared, constantly looking over her shoulder and about to give birth, Maggie turns to the one man she hopes will be able to protect her and her children.  Maggie grew up with two remarkable men and married one of them, now she is headed to the only other man she has loved.  Having promised her late husband she would go to Rocky right after she learned their secret, Maggie is now keeping that promise.

 

Rocky goes out to see who is in the car in his drive and receives the first of many, many shocks that night.  The first shock is Maggie is about to give birth to twins.  The second is that her husband, and his best friend, is dead, and the next shock is that she knows Rocky is a shifter.  Rocky helps Maggie that night and sets himself up as her and the twins’ protector, although he really wants a much more personal bond with Maggie and her boys.  Maggie is taking life one day at a time, and the first step is to gain her strength and take care of her newborn twins. It seems almost too easy for her to fall back in love with Rocky. After all, he was her second love in high school.  As each day passes, Maggie learns more about the Others and those who threaten them—Others who now include her boys. Maggie gives Rocky a leg up in defeating at least those who killed her husband when she turns over information from her husband just as a new deadly threat begins to threaten the new love and life that Maggie and Rocky are building. When it comes time for action, Maggie will learn the true strength in magic and love as the Others win the first of what might be a long skirmish with a very old enemy.

 

The Goddess is smiling as Rocky and Maggie are given a second chance to live a life of passion-filled adventure in Rocky.  My heart wanted to break with all that Maggie was forced to go through before she received so much in Rocky and her twin boys.  I loved how calm and focused Rocky was no matter what the situation was and no matter just how shaken he was.  I enjoyed watching as Maggie and Rocky journeyed along a path that could have torn them apart as easily as it bound them together.  The antics of the newly born twins had me laughing several times.  I truly hope that we get a chance to see them growing up as this series goes on.  I can already tell that while the first battle has happened, this is going to be one long and harsh war before it’s all over.  Rocky is packed full of suspense, passion, and the love of friends and family wrapped up in a book that has already become a re-read for me.

SLADE by Bianca D’Arc

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SLADE by Bianca D’ArcSlade by Bianca D'Arc
Series: The Others #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Kate is the new Priestess of the Redstone Clan and one morning, while out for a walk, she feels the evil that has appeared in the Clan’s home. When Kate gets back to the matriarch’s house, it is to find her killed and worse. Now Kate is doing all she can to keep the matriarch’s sons and leaders of the Clan from exposing their world to the humans in their grief and need for revenge. Kate is extremely grateful to learn that the Lords of Were are sending someone to help with the situation.

 

Slade is a powerful and very magical shifter and the head of security for the Lords of Were. When he is sent to find a murder and get justice for the killing of a well-loved woman and matriarch, Slade finds a situation that is about to boil over with the Redstone Clan leaders, but he expected that with his knowledge of what had happened. What he didn’t expect was his instant attraction to the Clan’s new Priestess. However, Slade readily accepts her help in tracking down what happened during the murder and locating who was behind it.

 

Kate and Slade become a justice seeking team pretty quickly and move fast to find the missing clues and obtain the answers that will keep the Redstone Clan leaders from exposing all their secrets. While gathering the information that will lead Kate and Slade to the killers, they also transverse the attraction that rapidly turns to passion between the two of them. Danger seems to be keeping step with Kate and Slade, however, when the final trap is sprung, it is the good guys who come out on top and receive the justice that was needed, even if it can’t totally heal a family who had its heart torn out. For Kate and Slade, the real question is what will happen to them and their love now that their quest is over, and Slade has no reason to stay in the Redstone Clan’s lands?

 

A horrible death brings Priestess and a very special shifter together, but it will be love that will hold them together forever. Kate and Slade learn this truth in Slade. I could tell just how volatile the situation was as Slade showed up at the Redstone Clan’s home for the first time. And yet, I didn’t miss that first moment of attraction when Kate and Slade met the first time. I really loved watching how well Kate and Slade were able to team up and push forward through the danger and daily stress to find the killers and bring them to the Goddess’s justice. This is one power couple, and I mean that in every meaning, that will be hard to beat as years go on. Slade takes a horrible situation and proves that love and light will always overcome all forms of evil.

HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF by Christine Warren

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HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF by Christine WarrenHungry Like a Wolf by Christine Warren
Series: The Others #15
Published by Macmillan, St. Martin's Press on 2013-07-02
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren revisits the wild, wild world of The Others—where what you crave can kill you…When her father died, Honor Tate inherited the alpha position for a pack of werewolves based in New England. But why her? Honor would have rather just lived a “normal” life, with the occasional run through the woods in her furry suit. Still, Honor was raised to put the welfare of the pack first…and now it’s time to make a formal request that the alpha of the Silverback clan—the pack to which all locals owe fealty—recognize her as alpha of the White Paw. But instead of sending his support, the Silverbacks send Logan Hunter.HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF Logan Hunter would do anything to protect the Silverbacks—but his devotion comes with a price. For years he has been fighting his alpha instincts and the need for his own pack. But all that changes when Logan is sent on a mission to find out whether the new White Paw alpha really has what it takes to carry on her father’s legacy. Powerful, spirited, and downright gorgeous Honor exceeds his expectations…and leaves him howling for more. Could it be that he’s finally found his alpha mate? Or will old enemies, dueling loyalties, and an appetite for destruction stop him dead in his tracks?“Warren packs in lots of action and sexy sizzle.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Werewolf Logan Hunter is miserable.  He wants a mate and believes his chances are lost when his best friend and alpha mates with the woman of Logan’s dreams.  However, fate is about to throw him a fastball.

 

Honor Tate was beta of her pack until the Alpha, her father, died. Now, she is holding onto control of the pack as best as she can.  She is being challenged by all the men that believe they would be better Alphas than Honor so she seeks acknowledgement from the Alpha of the territory, Graham Winters. Graham sends his best man Logan to decide if Honor is fit to lead.

 

Logan and Honor immediately take out their rage on each other. Logan senses Honor is his mate but he’s going to have to do a lot to convince her of that.  Will they find love or will the next challenge cost Honor her life?

 

Christine Warren gives her readers another thrilling look inside the world of her Others in Hungry Like A Wolf!  Logan is a cocky male Were with a huge chip on his shoulders at the beginning of the book.  Honor is the perfect mate for him because she gives back as good as she gets! There is just the right amount of sexual chemistry, aggressive four-play and suspense in Hungry Like A Wolf!  Warren never disappoints; you can always count on a fun sexy read from her!

NOT YOUR ORDINARY FAERIE TALE by Christine Warren

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY FAERIE TALE by Christine WarrenNot Your Ordinary Faerie Tale by Christine Warren
Series: The Others #12
Published by Macmillan on 2011-11-01
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

After her two best friends marry a blood-sucking vampire and furry-faced werewolf, Corinne D’Alessandro is making a vow of her own: NO interspecies dating. But when her editor asks her to investigate “leprechaun” sightings, the sassy New York reporter finds herself on the trail of the hottest story of the year—and the sexiest man alive…His  name is Luc, and he’s as gorgeous as any Prince Charming in any bedtime story. There’s just one problem: He’s not human, he’s fae. A captain of the Fae Queen’s Guard, Luc is on a dangerous mission—and he could use the help of a certain leprechaun-hunting reporter. But when their two worlds collide, the sparks begin to fly. If Corinne and Luc can’t control their lust—and focus on the villains in this story—their faerie-tale romance won’t end happily ever after…

Corrine D’Alessandro always thought the stories about mythical creatures in the paper she writes for were pure fiction. However, her thoughts changed when she discovered her two best friends were marrying two men who are not human, but Other. Now Corrine is sworn to secrecy regarding the Others and their lives in the human world. When a story comes across her desk involving a leprechaun Corrine decides to give the Others a heads up but she gets way more than she bargained for.

Luc is Fae and captain of the Fae Queen’s guard. When a Fae slips through the door to the human world without permission it is Luc’s job to find him and bring him back. The only person with any leads concerning Luc’s missing Fae is one sexy human reporter. As Luc and Corrine team up to find the runaway Fae sparks fly. Will their differences get in the way of a happily ever after or will the unruly Fae destroy them before they get a chance to find out?

Christine Warren merges lust, laughter and intrigue magnificently in her latest installment of The Others. Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale is a fun and fast faerie adventure. Corrine and Luc light up the pages with their wicked hot attraction and banter. I got a kick out of Corrine’s attitude. This character is fast on her feet and funny and Luc’s a perfect match for her.

DRIVE ME WILD by Christine Warren

DRIVE ME WILD by Christine Warren

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DRIVE ME WILD by Christine WarrenDrive Me Wild by Christine Warren
Series: The Others #7
Published by Macmillan on 2012-11-27
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

Drive Me Wild Christine Warren  Tess Menzies can work a spell with a few blinks of her baby blue eyes. But this dedicated witch can’t summon up a single good reason she’s been made an envoy between her kind and Manhattan’s fiercest were-creatures. The two sides haven’t spoken in four hundred years, and she’ll need every miracle in the book to broker any kind of truce. And that means outwitting Council of Others leader Rafael De Santos whose tantalizing moves and fierce hungry kisses are magic even a formidable sorceress can’t resist . . . It doesn’t take a cat’s supernatural senses for Rafael to suspect that there’s something strange about this unexpected peace offering. And finding the truth is just as tempting as uncovering the secrets Tess is trying to conceal. Why, she’s tantalizing enough to make this wandering were-jaguar think he’s found the perfect mate—one he’s only dreamed of. But his stealth and her spells can’t guarantee they have a chance at survival, much less a future together…

JoyfullyRecommended

Rafael De Santos is the head of the council of the Others. He’s a cat shifter with keen senses which is why it’s shocking when a small woman tries to stalk him through the streets of Manhattan. Even more shocking are the feelings this woman causes Rafe. And she comes with a message: the witch council wants a meeting with him. 

Tess Menzies is shocked when her grandfather asks her to deliver an official message to the head of the council of the Others, but that’s not her only shock. When Rafael De Santos catches her trailing him down the street and shoves her up against a wall, he sets her blood on fire. 

Witches, curses, shifters and conspiracies abound. Will Rafe and Tess be able to uncover their true feelings for each other before it’s too late? 

Hot damn! Christine Warren sets the pages ablaze once again with Drive Me Wild! Rafe and Tess are sublime with their intense passion. One thing I love about The Others is that all the books give the reader a great combo of sex, laughs and a killer story and Drive Me Wild is no different. The story starts off at a rapid sexy pace as our hero and heroine meet and promptly turn up the heat! Ms. Warren keeps the breakneck pace going from there. Believe me, you will devour these pages in a few hours and then be begging for more of these fun and oh so sizzling characters. I couldn’t get enough of Rafe and Tess. The fact that I am still thinking about their story days later has me Joyfully Recommending Drive Me Wild! I can’t wait to read it all over again!

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