Source: Reviewer

DEADLY SILENCE by Rebecca Zanetti

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Reviewer
DEADLY SILENCE by Rebecca ZanettiDeadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Published by Forever Genres: Suspense

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head and she doesn’t know it: her friend is in trouble, her job is on the line, her casual affair suddenly wants more, oh and someone may be trying to kill her.  Ryker Jones’ past is coming back to haunt him and the people he cares about.  He will do whatever it takes to keep them safe whether they like it or not.

Danger is lurking closer than Ryker could have imagined.  Can he protect those he loves?

Author Rebecca Zanetti introduces her readers to the Blood Brothers series with Deadly Silence.

Ryker and his blood brothers Heath and Denver grew up in foster care.  They were forced into a dire situation and tried to make the best of it.  They thought that was behind them until a twelve-year-old walks into their Private Investigation offices asking for help.

Zanetti weaves a killer world in Deadly Silence.  I am always in awe of Zanetti’s worldbuilding and complex characters.  I was not disappointed with Deadly Silence.

Zara is a modern woman content with her casual affair with Ryker.  Her conflicted feelings when he tells her he wants more are honest and humorous.  She finds herself in a situation where societal norms tell her she should act one way while her heart and body are screaming something else.  I think we’ve all been in that type of situation a time or two.

Ryker is a dominant alpha male character that make your toes curl.  His interactions with Zara are very exciting.  They always made me smile while reading.  The passion in Deadly Silence ranks a fifteen on a scale from one to ten.  I would definitely walk on the wild side with Ryker.

There are many intersecting plot lines in Deadly Silence.  Zanetti has set her readers up with a seriously enthralling story.  The reader never knows what’s coming next or who’s behind it.  I love that kind of suspense element.  Deadly Silence sets things up for Heath’s story Lethal Lies and I can’t wait to hunt down the Copper Killer with him.

Sensational emotions and high intensity action make Deadly Silence a Must Read!

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Reviewer
BLIND TIGER by Rachel VincentBlind Tiger by Rachel Vincent
Series: Wildcats #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Robyn Sheffield is thrown into a world she doesn’t understand and forced to live her life based on the wants and needs of those around her. Robyn is a warrior determined to fight for herself and willing to do whatever it takes to regain her freedom and the right to go where she wants, do what she wants and love who she wants! Her resolve leads her into the arms of the feline stray Alpha.

 

Alpha Titus Alexander is in pursuit of legitimacy for his Pride and all strays in the U.S. from the feline shifters council which has up unto this point either banished or executed strays.  His attempt to persuade the council of the benefits of formally recognizing his Pride go from bad to worse as he discovers one of the feline shifters council’s precious tabbies in the trunk of his car.  Female feline shifters are rare and fiercely fought over among the council. Titus knows if he doesn’t take Robyn back to them he could lose any chance he has at legitimacy for his Pride and possibly start a war.

 

Sparks fly and neither Titus nor Robyn can deny the heat between them.  Now Robyn and Titus must decide if their love is worth starting a war over.

 

Rachel Vincent combines humor, suspense and stirring romance to create one hell of an adventure in Blind Tiger.  This book is so much fun! The characters are sweet, sexy and full of fight.  There is nothing more thrilling than strong characters willing to fight for themselves and others. Robyn and Titus go to exciting extremes to protect the people they care about. Following them on their journey is thoroughly entertaining!

 

Vincent’s worldbuilding is spellbinding. I cannot get enough of her Wildcats series!  I love immersing myself in this world. For a little while I can get lost with friends that I love!  Robyn is an excellent addition to the series. She is a character you can root for.  It’s easy to get attached to both Robyn and Titus.

 

Blind Tiger is an irresistible sensual romance brimming with all the things guaranteed to make the reader swoon.  I’m addicted to this series and I hope that there will be another book ASAP because I already miss the captivating characters. I highly recommend the Wildcats series to any lover of paranormal romance. Vincent’s breathtaking characters will make you laugh, cry and fall in love right along with them.

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Reviewer
LION’S SHARE by Rachel VincentLion's Share by Rachel Vincent
Series: Wildcats #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal


 

Wow! I’m not sure where to begin! In the last 12 hours, I managed to devour the first two books in Rachel Vincent’s Wildcats series.  It is a very happy surprise that I stumbled upon Lion’s Share while browsing Amazon.  In 2010 I was among the masses that were so sad to see Ms. Vincent’s Shifters series end.  Therefore, when I discovered that Wildcats is a spinoff from that series I could not resist the temptation! I needed to see if Ms. Vincent could duplicate her success with the Shifters series and create the heady excitement I felt all those years ago. Let’s take a trip back into the world of sexy shifters, Pride politics, intrigue and most importantly love.

 

Abigail Wade is about to enter her final semester of college when her life grinds to a halt as she is thrown into a murder investigation.  Abby is a commodity among the feline shifters.  Since birth Abby has known that she is greatly needed to ensure the continuation of the feline shifter species.  As a freshman in college Abby learned the hard way how cruel life can be especially to feline shifters.  During her short life Abby has been a possession, a victim, a fiancé and a murderer but none of that prepared her for the hurdles headed her way the largest being Alpha Jace Hammond.

 

Jace is Alpha of the Appalachian Territory and the youngest Alpha in the world.  He’s faced many challenges since his reign began but none will be as tough as figuring out the alluring and tenacious Abigail Wade. There is a killer on the loose and the feline shifters are afraid of the world finding out about their existence.  Jace and his enforcers are determined to find the culprit before that happens and Abby is bent on helping them whether they like it or not.

 

The murder investigation takes on new urgency as they discover the killer could be closer than they think and Abby insists on becoming one of Jace’s enforcers.  The last thing Jace wants is to see Abby is danger ever again but he has a very difficult time standing firm when it comes to the sweet and sassy Abby.  An attraction burns bright between them.  However, with so many obstacles in their way is it possible for them to find a happily-ever-after?

 

Wildcats are my new favorite obsession!  I’m not sure I can find the adequate words to express how excited I am about this new series and Lion’s Share but I’m definitely going to give it a try. 😉

 

While it may have been almost seven years since I read the last Shifter novel as I started Lion’s Share I felt like it was yesterday.  Ms. Vincent completely immerses her readers in the Shifters/Wildcats world.  It was like I could see my old friends and fall in love all over again. Ms. Vincent is one of the first author’s that took me into the world of the paranormal and she made me love it all over again!

 

It’s not necessary to have read the Shifters series before Wildcats but it does make things more exciting because you already have a connection to many of the characters featured.  It would be impossible to come away from the Shifters series without forming an attachment to Jace Hammond!

 

Jace is as sexy and irresistible as ever in Lion’s Share!  The connection between Abby and Jace is palpable.  It was amusing to watch these two fight their attraction and to see Abby truly come into her own.  Abby is a strong, willful woman desperate to help the people she loves.   Jace is also out to help the people he loves. It’s beautiful to watch as Abby peels back the layers of his hardened heart.  One of the many things that I love about Jace and Abby is their passion: their passion for life, their passionate fight for justice and most importantly their passion for loving each other and those close to them.

 

Rachel Vincent strikes again reigniting the flames of magic and fierce yearning for paranormal fans everywhere with Lion’s Share! Readers should expect to be taken on a wild thrilling ride with Jace and Abby in Lion’s Share! Lion’s Share is one ride you will not be able to stop until you’ve read the last stunning word.  I was so enthralled by Lion’s Share that I didn’t want it to end so I did the only logical thing any serious reader would do…buy the next book in the series Blind Tiger!

SECRETS AT MIDNIGHT by Nalini Singh

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Reviewer
SECRETS AT MIDNIGHT by Nalini SinghSecrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling
Published by Penguin Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Bastien Smith is a financial genius for the DarkRiver pack.  Lately, Bastien has been going crazy, because he has scented his mate, but when he tries to follow it, it just goes away.  And then he found another scent that was different, but also seemed to point towards his mate and again, it just disappeared.  But he found the answer after helping an elder packmate back to her apartment from his mother’s house.

 

Kirby has just moved into the DarkRiver territory and was hired as a kindergarten teacher.  Kirby was raised by the State after being found outside a house fire that killed her parents and no relatives could be found for her.  Kirby has always known the bare basics of her past, but after moving to her new house and her new job, strange things have been happening to her.  Those strange occurrences just got worse after meeting Bastien.

 

Bastien knows that something is odd with Kirby, because her scent is split and when she suddenly starts having episodes of sudden pains, fevers and semi-shifting, he knows that Kirby’s past must have more in it than even she realizes.  Together, they work to learn just what Kirby’s past is, while Bastien works to show Kirby that no matter what they find, she will always be his mate—human, half-blood, or whatever the truth reveals.  As the facts come together, Kirby learns that she is a shifter, just not a leopard like Bastien.  With the love and support from Bastien and his pack, Kirby is able to learn what the tragic past hid from her and finds that she isn’t alone in the world after all.  Kirby is at another changing point.  Will she go to her lost past, or will she go forward with Bastien into the loving future that awaits them?

 

A leopard whose human part is on the hunt for his disappearing mate, and a shy schoolteacher with a hidden past will discover just what the future holds for them both in Secrets at Midnight.  I will say right away that this novella was in the anthology Nightshift, so if you have that you might not want this standalone or you might be like me and want this as a standalone for your psy-changeling library.  I loved watching as Bastien gently showed Kirby that their attraction was so much more and then helped her discover the truth about her very being.  I also have to admit to cheering for Kirby when she met Mercy the first time. It’s a part that I have read over a couple of times just because it’s so fun.  Mostly I found that watching as Kirby and Bastien found each other and traveled through their mating dance to be a page-turner.  There is nothing better than seeing a changeling find his forever mate and completing their mating dance.  I can only hope that the future is bright and shiny for both of them.  Secrets at Midnight is a perfect few hours of escape filled with love, passion, and discovery.

MAJOR LOVE by Kate Stewart

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Reviewer
MAJOR LOVE by Kate StewartMajor Love by Kate Stewart
Series: Balls in Play #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary

After reading Anything but Minor by Kate Stewart I couldn’t wait to read Major Love which happens to be book two in the Balls in Play series. While Anything but Minor was on the laugh out loud funny side, Major Love was more of an emotional story but don’t get me wrong it did have its funny parts, it was just a little deeper than I thought it would be.

 

If you read the previous book in this series you remember Andy not only as Rafe’s friend but that he had just retired from the minor league and runs a successful bar. The woman he was in love with left and Andy is heartbroken and not handling it so well. When he attends the engagement party for Rafe and Alice he puts on a brave face and drinks a lot just to make it through the night but what he didn’t expect was to be attracted to the maid of honor, April. Andy isn’t in the right mind to start something new but he knows he will be seeing April again and he just hopes to keep his heart in check this time.

 

April is a 911 dispatcher for Charleston, and about 9 months ago one of her best friends and brother in law, Kurt, was killed in the line of duty on what was supposed to be a simple traffic stop. After that April didn’t feel whole so she broke things off with her longtime boyfriend Tyler to move in with her sister and help take care of her nieces and nephews. At the engagement party she meets Andy who is gorgeous and she enjoys flirting with him but after a few drinks Andy starts to open up and April begins to fall for him a little. The only problem is when they see one another again Andy doesn’t remember that night at all. Can April help heal his broken heart or will baseball be the only thing he can love?

 

At the beginning of Major Love I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this couple and because of that it took more time to get into the story. Major Love is a little on the slower side than Anything but Love but when it picked up I truly started to fall for Andy. Not only was he good looking and talented but he was after the ever after kind of love which I found sweet. April was a decent heroine but I didn’t take to her like I did with Alice, I found her outspoken, selfless and a little unsure where things were actually headed with Andy.

 

From the very beginning April and Andy had great attraction to one another but their relationship is done in spurts. I felt they spent more time apart then together and they went days or even weeks without interacting which had me frustrated since I wanted them to get together. Their love scenes were hot and I felt Ms. Stewart took her time getting them to that level.

 

As I said earlier, there was some humor but both characters were still going through their own emotional woes and because of that their relationship just felt as if it was at a standstill for the majority of Major Love. Saying that though, I am glad I did end up reading Major Love and I really hope Ms. Stewart will be adding more books in the Balls in Play series.

GOING DOWN EASY by Carly Phillips

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer GoingContinue Reading

ANATOMY OF A PLAYER by Cindi Madsen

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer AnatomyContinue Reading

A STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Andie J. Christopher

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer StrokeContinue Reading

SHADOW RIDER by Christine Feehan

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer ShadowContinue Reading

WOLF IN HIS HEART by N. J. Walters

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer WolfContinue Reading

BOARDED BY LOVE by Toni Aleo

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer BoardedContinue Reading

BLUE LINES by Toni Aleo

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer BlueContinue Reading

UNBREAK MY HEART by Lorelei James

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer UnbreakContinue Reading

TRYING TO SCORE by Toni Aleo

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer TryingContinue Reading

RUSHING THE GOAL by Toni Aleo

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer RushingContinue Reading

SWORN TO THE WOLF by Lauren Dane

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer SwornContinue Reading

TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer TooContinue Reading

BROKEN by Cynthia Eden

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer BrokenContinue Reading

HOT AS HELL by Monette Michaels

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer HotContinue Reading

LONG TIME GONE by Lorelei James

I received this book for free from Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Reviewer LongContinue Reading

Header Banner by Nit_Witty Copyright © 2014
Joyfully Reviewed
Site Design, Graphics & Maintenance
by Miranda Grissom