Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Shattered by Cynthia Eden

 (LOST Series, #3)
by Cynthia Eden 

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.

And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

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His blue gaze sharpened on her. “Are you afraid of me?”

“Aren’t most people?” she dodged. Most smart people?

“Yes, but they have a reason to fear me.” His knuckles fell away from her. “You don’t. I wouldn’t ever hurt you.”

Right. Like she was just supposed to take him at his word. Once Jax had been drawn into LOST’s investigation, Sarah had made it a top priority to learn as much about him as she could. Only it turned out that there wasn’t a whole lot to discover. Most of his past was cloaked, little more than rumors and smoke. Sure, she’d seen his criminal record, but that had been all juvie stuff. The guy had been good at covering his tracks once he’d become legal.

He’d been on the streets since he was a teenager. Somehow, he’d clawed his way—quite literally—out of the gutter and become a force to be reckoned with in the area. He owned several businesses and had connections that stretched across the county. And the local police were sure that he was a criminal. They just hadn’t been able to pin any serious crimes on him.

It’s hard because he has money and power. And he’s smart. She could see the intelligence in his eyes. The cunning. He won’t make mistakes easily.

“I love it when your mind starts spinning,” he murmured, his voice a deep rumble. “Tell me, Dr. Jacobs, are you profiling me right now?”

Her hands lifted and she shoved against his chest. He backed up, not because she’d been uber strong and knocked him back, but because … dammit, she suspected he moved for her.

To make her feel in control.

But he likes power.

And, hell, she was profiling him. “I don’t understand the point of this little meeting. Stopping a woman in the elevator is hardly an appropriate pick-up routine—”

He laughed. His laughter actually sounded real. Warm and rough, and it rolled right over her.

“How is anything about us appropriate?” Jax asked. That man’s voice—so deep and rumbly—it was like pure sex. She was pretty sure, like one hundred percent so, that he normally had women tossing their panties at him on sight.

She wasn’t one of those women. Or, rather, she was trying not to be one of those women.

The Lost Series Now Available

 (Book #1)

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(Book #2)

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About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review: Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…

First off let me say if you've not read Nalini's books what the heck are you waiting for. Everything I've read of hers rocked my socks. This one was just the latest book in the continuing angel saga and I really really want me a Naasir. He is fabulous. Smart, sexy and lethal as any of the seven are. Andromeda for being such a young angel is smart, funny, and tough as old boot leather. With Andromeda and Naasir being tasked with finding the Sleeping Ancient Archangel she'll need to be at the top of her game and have Naasir's help.  But their enemies are ruthless and Andi is taken before they can be off. Naasir goes after her with Jason's help they get her back. And when Andi and Naasir start on their journey to find Alexander.this book becomes impossible to put down. I don't want to give too much about the ending but I just wanted to say that Andi has big brass ones. She has no qualms with telling an ancient off rofl.

I bought this book with my own hardearned money and I give it 5+ stars.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston

He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .

Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . 

As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways .

I love me some of Shelly Laurenston pack series books. She makes me laugh, snort and sometimes pee myself. I know that's too much info but if your a female of a certain age you'll understand.  This book did not disappoint. I love Cella. She's one tough ass heroine. Her family was some of Shelly's usual lunatics. I found several more I thought needs their own books. Not the least of them being Meghan Cella's daughter and of course Jai and Josie.  And Crush being a big hockey fan tickled me. He was awestruck lol. The backstory with the hunters and Crush's foster mother was interesting. I can't wait until the next book to see how that story arc turns out. I Especially liked the human car thief. and I think she needs her own book too. Man so many characters that need their own stories. Shelly will have stories to write for a good long time.

I was given this book via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review and I give it 5 stars.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Fates Divided by Jules Barnard

Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)
Release Date: August 31st 2015
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Rate: 4 stars


Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability. Until they don’t.

Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It’s not until she turns eighteen and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn’t human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.

Derek, Elena’s brooding neighbor, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover. But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire—and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival. Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested, in Fates Divided.


In the Halven Rising Series, love and ancient allegiances are threatened when the worlds of Fae and Halven collide. Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the books, so it’s fun to read them in order.

This was a new to me author and a new genre for me. I haven't read a lot of young adult novels but the blurb for this one intrigued me and I couldn't resist so I requested an arc and received one. This book had a different take on Fae and angels.  Not the same ole same ole which i liked. The Fae are very discriminatory. They don't like Halven which is what half Fae/half humans are called. I thought that was too darn bad since they obviously liked sleeping with humans or there wouldn't be any Halven. This book is about two specify Halven Elena and Derek. I liked Elena from the first. She was feisty and kind of a nerd. Very much like me at that age  And though Derek was a butt hole at the beginning he turned out very well in the end. This story had action, adventure, danger, and love. I liked the world building in this story and am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

I was given this book in exchange for fair and honest review. And I give it 4 stars.

Some of my favorite  quotes

Take that, Fae, and your twisted truths. 
Darek sat next to him "You can pick your chin up off the ground now, dude."

“Fae only mate with Fae. At times, they’ve lain with humans and created a diluted, lesser being, the Halven. It doesn’t happen often. Fae do not generally desire humans. But when it happens, we must watch the offspring for signs of abilities.”
Derek snorted. “Sounds like some serious denial you’ve got going on there, buddy.”
Keen shot him a glare and opened the door.
Before Elena could walk through, Derek pulled her aside and spoke low in her ear. “Mating with humans? Tirnan and the Fae realm?” He shook his head. “We stick together inside Fae-U, got it?”

Elena wet her chapped lips. The things Keen had said, Derek’s deep voice in her ear and the protective way he’d been acting toward her—all equally distracting.

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Before turning to storytelling, Jules earned a master's degree in public health and spent many an hour running statistical analysis--until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.

Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.