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Megan Derr
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Sandrine Gasq-Dion, Jennifer Fornes
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Sandrine Gasq-Dion
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Sandrine Gasq-Dion
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Owned by TJ - Jeff Erno

Now, I'm a Jeff Erno fan, but even this book was too much for me. The warnings are very accurate, so please pay attention to them.

This book was about a very extreme, abusive relationship. The author himself said that it's not meant to be a romance, so even the happy ending is still kind of depressing. The scenes of forced sex are brutal and difficult to read, and there is one scene in particular I would count as rape, not just dubious consent, so be warned. This is abuse, not BDSM. So if you're thinking of reading this book thinking it's BDSM, don't. This is abuse, plain and simple, and if that's what you're looking for, then go ahead and read the book. However, if you're looking for a BDSM themed book, check out Jeff's Puppy Love series, it's much better.

Black Hole Bounty (Black Hole Bounty, Book One)

Black Hole Bounty (Black Hole Bounty, Book One) - Sienna Bronwyn *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

So, to start with, this was a fun story. The plot is interesting and unusual, plus it involves sci-fi, which I love. I loved the aliens and the author did a great job creating this world and these aliens. I liked Berwyck (the male lead) well enough, and I was drawn into parts of the story.

However, I was expecting a lot from the book after I read the blurb, and while I enjoyed the story, I was a bit underwhelmed. The biggest disappointment was Jerusa. This was a perfect set-up for a strong heroine, but Jerusa just didn't deliver. She was constantly complaining and not doing anything to change her situation. She's the definition of a damsel in distress, and annoyed the heck out of me by the end. There were a few more minor areas that annoyed me, but the lack of real characterization was the biggest. Plus, the cliffhanger ending partially annoyed me as well.

All in all, this was an okay read for me. I see a lot of potential in not only this series, but also this author, and I will probably be giving book 2 a read as well when it comes out.

Damon Snow and the Nocturnal Lessons

Damon Snow and the Nocturnal Lessons - Olivia Helling *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

So, I didn't realize that this is not only a series, but more of a serial when I started reading it, so I just wanted to give fair warning. While the book does have a satisfying conclusion, it also has a bit of a cliffhanger ending that leads into the next book, so be warned.

Overall though, this was an interesting story for me. Part romance, part erotic, part mystery, and part suspense, and totally intriguing. I thought this was just going to be some erotic short story, but instead I got a lot more. I was drawn into the story, searching for answers and wanting to know the truth behind both Bryne and Damon. I enjoyed it more than I though I would, which is saying something.

Even though this book does bring the conflict to a close, many questions still remain. Who is Bryne, and why is he doing this? What is going to happen to Damon at the end of his lessons? Are all my crazy conspiracy theories going to come true??!! Ahem. Sorry about that.

Anyways, while I have my ideas about the answers to these questions, I will definitely be keeping my eye out for the next books in this series, as I can't wait to see where the author takes these characters and storyline. I would definitely recommend giving this book a try, you might just be pleasantly surprised.

Handsome Hero Wanted

Handsome Hero Wanted - James   Cox I'll just say to start, I'm not usually a big menage fan, especially when you add more than 3 people, as characters can get left out, issues arise, etc. That being said, I had to give this book a try, because I'm a huge sci-fi fan. And how can you not want to give the book a try once you read the blurb? But somewhere along the way, a book that I though was going to be so-so turned out to be way better.

The setting was great, but the characters stole the show for me. I enjoyed getting to meet the king and all the men in the harem. To say they were colorful characters would be an understatement. I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say, I can't wait to read the future books in the series to revisit these characters (cough *Lavender* cough).

Now, pay attention to the warnings, because when it says orgies, James Cox delivers. Now, often too much sex can ruin a story or get boring, leading to me skipping sex scenes, but I didn't run into that problem much while reading. Sure, some scenes were a bit repetitive, but they actually did somewhat further the plot, leading to the twist ending I didn't expect when I started reading (not giving any spoilers away, so if you want to know, you'll have to read the book).

All in all, this was a fun, light read that made me laugh and kept me entertained. If you're looking for something light and fluffy or if you're looking to get all hot and bothered, I would definitely recommend giving Handsome Hero Wanted a read.

Killgrace and the Singular Situation

Killgrace and the Singular Situation - C Price *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
3.5 stars

Right off the bat, this book was heavy on the sci-fi. This isn't for the faint of heart, this is for the hardcore, Ray Bradbury sci-fi lovers. Now, I like sci-fi, but I'm not as hardcore as that, so for me, I had a hard time understanding a lot of the language and terms. This book is also part of a series of inter-related books, so I would recommend reading the free books on the author's website first so that KSS will make more sense, and it will also give you an idea of the type of terminology and such to expect.

Even though I had a hard time understanding some of the terminology and such, I still enjoyed reading the book. It was full of adventure, and had me sitting on the edge of my seat. While it had a complete ending, there is still the mystery behind the two main characters remaining that will be continued in future books, so I will definitely be on the lookout for the future books in this series. If you like a good sci-fi adventure, this is definitely for you.

Purr-fect Mating

Purr-fect Mating - Sheryl Winters *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Freaking. Loved. It. This book was such a great read! The writing style was unique and different from most books I've read. I don't want to get in to to many details and spoil it, but I would recommend trying to read a portion of the book to see if you liked the author's writing style as it is different and kind of out there.

This is a short read, with three months of activities and events squeezed into 40 pages, and the book moves fast. While the beginning was a bit confusing, once I got a few pages in, the action just kept coming, and I couldn't stop reading. One of the most surprising aspects of the book for me was the humor. I couldn't stop laughing while reading this. The humor fit in with the story and when combined with the engaging and interesting characters, made this a solid 4 for me.

I wish the story had been more fleshed out, since there were questions left unanswered, part of which is due to the author's writing style and the length, but all in all, I would definitely recommend giving Purr-fect Mating a read.

Chest by the Bay

Chest by the Bay - Tessa N Beauchat *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Note : I reviewed a paperback copy of this book.

This was a very well written and interesting book. I would qualify this book as poetry, which was very well done and mature for a 12 year old. The rhyming was nearly perfect and the word choices and structure were great. There was even a glossary with the definition of some of the words that kids might not understand. The illustrations were also well done and enhanced the story nicely.

While this is a children's picture book, I would be cautious about reading this to younger children, as the wording and story are more for older kids, and younger children may not understand the story.

The only downside is that the paperback is expensive, though there is a reasonably priced Kindle version as well.

All in all, this was a fun book, and I would definitely recommend it. I can't wait to see what this young woman will go with her writing in the future, as she shows quite a lot of promise at such a young age.

Innocent Before The Shifter

Innocent Before The Shifter - Nadia Nightside 3.5 stars

This is an interesting start to a series. There's actually a plot with the erotica, and it's an interesting plot. The erotica is okay, sex wasn't very detailed which was fine by me, but for those looking for erotica might be disappointed. This was an okay book for me, but I do want to read the sequel to answer the questions left after this book. So, if this sounds like a book you'd enjoy, then go ahead and give it a try.

Kit's Return

Kit's Return - Stephani Hecht This was another okay addition to the Lost Shifter series, but I wasn't fully happy with it. For one, though the reunion between Kit and Rico happens, there's only one scene between them where they find out that they're brothers, and that's it. Rico doesn't play any other role in the book, which from the blurb, I was expecting him too. Their reunion scene felt thrown in just to satisfy the reader's curiosity from the previous book where we found out Rico had a brother. We're also introduced to a whole new group of shifters in this book, which will lead to further books in the series.

Now, my biggest problem with the series is that it doesn't seem to be leading anywhere. A lot has happened in 28 books, but now it just seems to be getting a bit repetitive. I still enjoy the series, and it cheers me up every time I get to revisit old characters, but now that there are so many characters that there's no chance to revisit them all. Some, such as Mitchell, Shane, Carson, and Jacyn are frequently revisited, but when's the last time Vapor, Seth, Ranger, Colin, or Chance made an appearance? The problem with a series that gets so big is that it's difficult to tie the characters together. And yes, I understand it's a big coalition with lots of people playing lots of different parts. All I'm saying is that I grew to care for a lot of these earlier couples, and while I like the new ones too, most don't hold the same place in my heart such as Jacyn and Logan, Vapor and Andrew, or Shane and Trevor. While I would love to see more couples, I would also like to see the plot further progressed and more glimpses at past couples, maybe even books revisiting them now. After all, this series started 5 years ago, so a lot has changed in the LS world, so how has that affected these characters from way back when?

All in all though, I still love this series, and will be looking forwards to the future books. I just know that it can be better. Just look at the beginning books of the series for example.

Renaissance Fair Love Spell

Renaissance Fair Love Spell - Nadia Nightside 3.5 stars

This was an okay read. The plot was semi-believable, though I'm still not sure what caused all the magic and love spell (because I'm pretty sure someone needs to cast a spell for it to work). The sex was okay, though a lot happened offscreen or wasn't very detailed. I was actually more interested in the plot and the mystery behind what was happening than the erotic content, and I'd consider reading a sequel just to get answers, as I don't like leaving things unexplained. If you're looking for pure erotica, I'd pick a different book, but if you think this book sounds interesting, give it a shot.

Old Loyalty, New Love

Old Loyalty, New Love - Mary Calmes When I first read the blurb, I was a little iffy about reading the story, and it took some time for me to really get into the story. However, the story really took off for me, and I couldn't stop reading. And yes, the writing style takes a little getting used to, but I actually preferred it and enjoyed it. Most of all, I loved how Roman and Quade jelled together. They fit together well, and I loved the chemistry. The way they talked, completed each other's sentences, etc. I loved the humor in the story, as it definitely enhanced my enjoyment, plus was a great comic relief. I am officially in love with both Roman and Quade, and I sincerely hope they're going to get sequels like Jin and Logan did (Change of Heart series). Highly recommended read.

Roman's Silent Mate

Roman's Silent Mate - Sydney Lain I was interested in this book, but then it took a weird turn for me with Micah's powers, and then the book ended a bit abruptly. I was left with questions about the main characters and their relationship, so I'm hoping they are answered in the next book. Plus the "solution" to their problems seemed rushed and short-term, and may become a problem in a future book (foreseeing that now...). I was left feeling much cooler towards this series. I was all gung-ho to read all 4 books, and now I'm debating if I want to read the next one. I'll probably end up reading it eventually, if only to get some more answers but for now, I'm done with the series.

On a complete side note, the bloopers. Roman has been in the human world 500 years, not 50 as the blurb states. Plus there were some further inconsistencies in the story, though they weren't very bad, just noticeable.

Playing With Shadows

Playing With Shadows - Sasha L. Miller This was a good book, but I was confused for parts of it. The book jumps right into the story and throws you in, with explanations coming later. It was an interesting world they were in, and I wouldn't mind reading more of their adventures. However, I had a problem with all the jumping around, and I just couldn't get into the flow of the story. It was a nice short, one time read, and I would recommend giving it a try, after all, it's free and you just might like it.

A Marked Man (Assassin/Shifter Book 1)

A Marked Man (Assassin/Shifter Book 1) - Sandrine Gasq-Dion 3.5 stars

Alaska, With Love

Alaska, With Love - Sandrine Gasq-Dion First book of 2014!

Still waiting for the shifter element to become more apparent, though there were hints of it here.

Ghost Lover

Ghost Lover - Liza O'Connor *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t stop laughing while reading it. I loved the author’s writing style, her wit and humor just added to my enjoyment.

The characters were simply amazing, though the ghosts stole the show for me. While I’m not usually a fan of overly goody-goody characters like Senna, I liked her a lot. She was an engaging character, and I loved the mix of caring, motherly figure with the fiery, no-nonsense spitfire. And while I was a bit ticked with Gar, he slowly overcame that and made me fall for him. Add in the outrageous, childish Brendon, and the crazy, artistic Catlain, and you have one heck of a cast. Add in one ghost cat and one sexy dead man, and the story just gets so much better.

All in all, I absolutely loved this book, and I would definitely recommend this book and this author.