Series: Urban Seductions

PASSIONATE INVESTIGATIONS by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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PASSIONATE INVESTIGATIONS by Elizabeth LapthornePassionate Investigations by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #11
Published by Ellora's Cave Genres: Urban Fantasy

Zahra Gower is a witch that, unlike her father and sister, is not intrigued by the politics and all that is involved with the Magical Council.  As a matter of fact, Zahra does her best to avoid all of that, except when she has to attend parties her father and sister have.  During one of these parties, Zahra finally comes to terms with an attraction toward a witch who teamed up with her sister when needed, but was much more freelance than any of the Magical Council investigators.

 

Rob Padden enjoyed his life and his job until it was all ripped away from him by false accusations that lead to him being put to trial.  Now, Rob works as an investigator, but for no one near the high level Magical Council.  Rob is amazed when Zahra’s sister calls him to request his help and to say she now knows that she was wrong in her accusations.  However, before Rob and Tanya can meet, she is killed.  Now, Rob must risk the rejection that Zahra might give him to see if he can find the evidence that will finally clear his name.

 

Zahra is in shock after the sudden death of her sister, but the shock becomes anger when she learns that Tanya might have been killed.  Zahra not only accepts Rob’s apology, but she also teams up with him to find out what her sister learned and who was behind her death.  The hunt quickly becomes dangerous as someone really doesn’t want Rob’s name cleared or the truth to come out about Tanya’s death.  The attraction between Rob and Zahra also flares up again as they team up to follow the clues to a killer.  Yet, another act of betrayal puts Zahra and all she loves in danger, and this life-loving witch must figure out how to stall a killer until help arrives, and only the trust and love of Rob is keeping her going.

 

An attraction that was never given the chance to live is given another chance as two witches follow the clues to a killer in Passionate Investigations.  Rob and Zahra are racing against time to discover just who framed Rob and killed Zahra’s sister.  Along the way, the very attraction that first brought them together just might be the very thing to save them.  Betrayals and rot are what I see Zahra and Rob uncover along the way.  I enjoyed watching as they decided who to trust and who might be the one betraying Zahra’s family.  I loved that in the end it wasn’t the investigators or the enforcers who brought down the killer, but a nature-loving and fun-loving witch with a really strong will.  Passionate Investigations is a light-hearted romp with touches of suspense and danger to keep the story intriguing until the last page.

GUARDIAN OF MY SOUL by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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GUARDIAN OF MY SOUL by Elizabeth LapthorneGuardian of my Soul by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #10
Published by Ellora's Cave Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Sally is one powerful witch who now works as a Guardian—a protector of others with power from those that might hurt them or worse. Sally might now work to protect others, but it wasn’t so long ago that Sally thought she might have been lost to the dark side of power. What first seemed like just a small thing to help out became a strong addiction that almost stole her soul, and it would have without the help of her partner and best friend, Kyle.

 

Kyle has loved Sally for what seems like forever, and he will do anything to make sure she is safe. Even if that means risking himself in order to protect her, then sign him up. But what Kyle would really like to do is take their relationship to the next step, however Sally has never shown him in word or act that she sees him as anything other than her partner and friend.  All that changes one night after Sally has a nightmare that seemed so real.

 

Just when Sally and Kyle are about to embark upon the new aspect of their relationship, they are needed to finish off their last mission and help expose who on the Council has decided to gain and use the darkest of magic for their own gain. Sally only knows of one way to set a trap, and it will expose her to the darkness in her, something that Kyle is not willing to accept at first. However, once the trap is set, it isn’t the darkness that will win the day, but the light and love between Sally and Kyle.

 

Two Guardians put their lives on the line to protect others all the time, yet it will be their love for each other that will protect the other in Guardian of My Soul.  I wondered about Sally and Kyle’s relationship, since they first appeared in previous books. I knew they were close partners, but I wasn’t surprised when their relationship jumped to the next level with a heat that could have burned off the pages. I admit to siding with Kyle when Sally explained her trap, yet saw that it really was the only way to go. I loved watching as Sally and Kyle defined just what love really means and showed just what they would go through to save each other. Guardian of My Soul not only answered a mini arc of this series, but also proved that a bit of darkness just highlighted the bright light and love. It is a wonderful next chapter in a world that constantly has me wondering what will be next around the corner.

STRATEGIC SURRENDER by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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STRATEGIC SURRENDER by Elizabeth LapthorneStrategic Surrender by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #8
Published by Ellora's Cave Genres: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Jo

Kiera Patrick is a Strategist who has gained an excellent reputation and track record on the strategies she has come up with. So when her boss and mentor calls her into a meeting, Kiera doesn’t expect anything unusual.  Big mistake, because she, a co-worker, and a stranger are about to be asked to do something that will change their lives forever.

 

Hayden Foxworthy is a special Operative who happens to be on leave of absence after his last mission in which he came up close and personal to the worst type of dark magic.  Because it was his partner who conducted that dark magic, Hayden’s reputation is a bit smeared, even though he didn’t know anything about it until the end.   Now he is brought into another situation that is dealing with the even darker and deadlier magic.  Not exactly something Hayden wants to be a part of in any capacity.

 

The Tribunal, a counsel of wizards and witches who lead wizard kind, has gained possession of a seriously dark magic book.  However, at least one member isn’t sure that it should be given to the entire Tribunal, like would normally happen.  So Kiera, Hayden, and one other are asked to examine the book and find out what the future holds with the various strategies that can be observed.  When the decision is made to destroy the book with a certain safety precaution taken, none of the threesome expects what happens next—that someone on the Tribunal has turned and now a price has been placed on everyone’s head.  Kiera and Hayden go on the run and try to find out who has put the contract on them and what they can do to survive until that member of the Tribunal can be discovered and the contracts voided.

 

Dark magic brought together two people of light, and the outcome was love while facing danger at every angle. Kiera and Hayden are on a race for their lives while falling in love in Strategic Surrender.  After seeing Hayden having to deal with is evil partner before, I was happy to see him find love.  I had also seen Kiera help other friends before, so it was a pleasure to see her and Hayden come together.  Watching how the decision was made to destroy an evil book, I really wasn’t surprised to see that everyone involved now had a contract out on them or that it came from someone within the Tribunal.  I loved watching how both Kiera and Hayden tried to protect each other in their own ways.  While the danger isn’t over yet, I know that the love that Hayden and Kiera found together will help them survive the worst until they can stop running and just enjoy their lives again.  Strategic Surrender is full of suspense and danger, while equally filled with passion and finally a love that will last the ages and overcome evil.

TRACKING DESIRE by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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TRACKING DESIRE by Elizabeth LapthorneTracking Desire by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #6
Published by Ellora's Cave on 2013-04-12
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Book 6 in the Urban Seductions series. Julian Sherwyn has always been solid, dependable, completely unflappable, even when his eyes were opened to the magical world hidden behind the human one. Nothing ruffled him-until his last mission brought him into contact with Olivia Congreave. Wild, sexy and the most desirable witch he's ever met, she fires his passions and that wicked grin of hers has stolen his heart. Liv is drawn to Julian. He radiates strength, and for her there's no more potent aphrodisiac. Working together, forced to rely on each other, burning up the sheets comes all too easily. But dependable though Julian may be, Liv is reluctant to trust her heart to his hands. A Romantica(r) paranormal erotic romance from Ellora's Ca

Olivia Congreave is a tracker and a very sexy witch.  Olivia came into contact with the team of Enforcers and human cops when they were investigating what turned out to be her best friend.  Even when Olivia was trying to keep her friend safe, she was attracted to one of the team who visited her.  Now that investigation is over and her best friend is part of the very team that came looking for her.  Olivia is drawn into the investigation and she is more than ready to put her talents to the test and to also get just a bit closer to Julian.

Julian Sherwyn is a human cop who has experienced the paranormal ever since he became part of a test team that mixed Enforcers and human police.  Julian has loved the experiences and how effective the team has been.  Now he has one more reason to be happy with the team, when an investigation introduced him to Olivia, one of the sexiest witches he has ever met. 

Julian and Olivia team up, along with his partner and her best friend, to find what has been advertised as a partial antidote for a new drug that is harming both the magical and the humans.  With Olivia’s tracking gifts, they not only confirm who has the so-called antidote, but when things go crazy, fast thinking has them leaving with a sample of it.  The team believes they finally have the upper hand on this drug that is hurting so many, but that doesn’t last long when their side is attacked.  Tempers are getting short and so is the time to locate who has the drug antidote now and what they want with it.  While all this is going on, Olivia and Julian discover their attraction is much more and only want the opportunity to explore just where it can lead them, but first they have to finish this part of the mission.  Will Julian, Olivia and their unique team be able to track down what was lost before anyone else is harmed?

An attraction becomes a deep passion while danger and suspense abounds in Tracking Desire.  I am loving how every member of this team is discovering their true love all while working on stopping a drug that is harming both their societies.  I knew that Olivia would be a smart and determined woman when I first met her while she was protecting her best friend.  She more than confirmed that while she was helping Julian and the team.  I was so happy to see that Julian was going to get his love because he had been so supportive of his other team members while they found theirs.  The passion was hot and the suspense was very intriguing from the beginning to the end.  Watching Julian and Olivia discover just what they found with each other had me smiling, even when their mission made things a bit dicey.  Tracking Desire is loaded with red-hot passion and lots of suspense and danger; the perfect mixture to keep you flipping the pages.

SEDUCTIVE TRACKS by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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SEDUCTIVE TRACKS by Elizabeth LapthorneSeductive Tracks by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #5
Published by Ellora's Cave on 2013-03-08
Genres: Erotica
Reviewed by Jo

Kelly Robbins works in the archives, mistress of the magical world's many mysteries. But she has a secret herself-she's also a cat burglar, playing the game for the adrenaline rush that runs through her when she slips into the shadows with some forbidden trinket. Matthias Kestell is a Tracker on the other side of the law, able to sense the power each magic user holds within them. When he and Kelly join forces to steal an antidote to a magical drug that is poisoning the streets, he is bewitched and seduced, instantly smitten with her. Even though Kelly now finds herself working with the enemy, Matthias has a magical charm all his own. As heat burns between them, she begins to realize this wizard could provide even more of a physical thrill than theft-and, given the chance, he could steal her heart. A Romantica(r) paranormal erotic romance from Ellora's Ca

Kelly Robbins is living a dual identity, one as a respective worker in the magical archives and the other as a cat burglar with an impressive record.  Because of some unusual abilities, Kelly isn’t worried about being caught in her hobby.  That ends the day she finds herself face to face with a Tracker.

Matthias (“Matt”) Kestell is one of the best magical trackers around.  Matt has been able locate even the trickiest magical user with his abilities, so when he is assigned to find this cat burglar who might be able to help his unit in a matter, Matt easily agrees.  But then he discovers that there is nothing to track, nothing at all.  Matt knows about the rare few magical users who leave no essence and decides that isn’t going to stop him. He’ll use other ways to track down this woman. 

Kelly agrees to work with Matt when she has no way to deny who and what she is; although, she isn’t so sure about working for the law as their cat burglar.   It seems a bit backwards, but Kelly has realized that Matt could probably convince her to do almost anything.  The lust and passion that sprang up between them the minute they laid eyes on each other is another factor in their partnership.  Matt and Kelly have to find out who has an antidote to a magical drug that is on the streets and harming magical and human alike.  Finding the threads and clues to a network that is motivated solely by money and locating the antidote brings a shimmer of suspense to the flaming passion Matt and Kelly have.  When their mission is over, will that passion be enough to keep them together or will their past rule these two brought together by the law?

An enforcer of the laws and a confirmed lawbreaker find a passion that will bring one of them to the other side of the law in Seductive Tracks.  Kelly and Matt learn very fast that love doesn’t care what you do with your lives when it’s meant to be.  Seeing Kelly flaunt the rules because she could brought a smile to my face when I saw that she did it as a lark and didn’t really profit from her heists.  Seeing Matt’s surprise that he couldn’t track Kelly down the normal way had me laughing, but I soon saw that he was a man determined to fulfill his mission.  I loved how fast Kelly and Matt came together and were able to team up in order to help both the human and the magical communities.  I foresee a very interesting future for this tracker and cat burglar combo – one filled with passion, suspense and adventure. Seductive Tracks is an erotic and suspense filled journey as a newly reformed cat burglar falls for her magical tracker and they become one unbeatable team – professionally and in love.

 

ENFORCER ENSHARNED by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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