Monday, December 8, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest - Part Four

Title:  Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest – Part Four
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Alpha Male, Cop, Murder
Page Count:  66             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:


In the conclusion, Spencer Polanski and Larkin McBride are this close (see fingers pressed almost together) to catching a diabolical killer. 

The couple's determined to nab who killed the hunky detective's best friend, and in the process, find a way to make their unusual relationship work. 

But an evil plot, and more murder and mayhem, are just as determined to keep them apart... 
*Author note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded. Second, 
This is part four and the conclusion to a four-part serial. Thank you for joining Spencer and Larkin on their journey!

Review:

This episode picks up after the cliff-hanger in episode three.  Part four is a page-turning, non-stop action thrill ride.  Everything wraps up in this episode.  We find out who the killer is and more trouble ensues for both Spencer and Larkin.

As expected from a Dakota Cassidy book there is witty dialogue and likable characters.  The characters grew on you throughout the episodes.  As a reader, I would have liked to have seen a final wrap up with Ethan and the parents.  Maybe that will be in another book.

I won’t give away spoilers, but there were some discrepancies at a pivotal point in the book.  Even with the discrepancies, this is an episode not to miss.  If you have been following along then you will want to read about Spencer and Larkin’s HEA ending.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy 2 - Outlaw Alpha: Undone (Part 2)

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy 2 – Outlaw Alpha: Undone (Part 2)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Alpha Male, Mystery, Murder
Page Count:  43             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

What's worse than being a paranormal whose every liberty has been stripped away by the human government? For Freya Ashe, maybe it's being a smart, independent werewolf forced to blindly follow sexist pack rules. 

Or perhaps being chosen to mate with a wolf who makes her want to slip into something more comfortable...like a coma. Or kinda-sorta falling for Liam McConnell, a vampire who's off limits, no matter how much she lusts after his big, buff bod. 

Or maybe it's the blackouts, the drugs, the life-altering species change against her will and, oh yeah, the huge mob outside her door with murder on their minds. 

Yep, Freya's quiet life is unraveling at warp speed. Good thing she has a sexy vampire scoundrel to hold on to, huh? 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part two of approximately a five-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asplode from waiting!


Review:

Part two of Fangs of Anarchy: Undone brings us right into the thick of the last cliff-hanger drama.  I won’t ruin it for anyone trying to catch up, but I will say we get to see a very pissed off Freya Ashe.  Unfortunate for Liam McConnell because she’s mad at him and with good reason.

Everything up to this point in Freya Ashe’s life has just been turned upside down and inside out.  She has a lot of adjusting to do and will need Liam’s help.  As it turns out, Freya really doesn’t know a lot about Liam.  How do you trust and accept help from someone that you barely know?  These and many other questions will need to be answered in the next episode of Fangs of Anarchy.

Freya Ashe and Liam McConnell are developing more as characters as the story continues and we learn more about each of them.  These story episodes leave the character development to unfold like peeling away layers of an onion.  We get a little more substance with each new episode.

As of now, I love the personalities that are emerging in the two main characters.  Freya is turning out to be a strong, loving, independent woman.  Liam is an alpha male with a quirky sense of humor and an emerging protective streak he didn’t know he had.

With any good book opera there must be drama to keep us coming back for more.  This episode has plenty of drama between the main characters, but also includes an added bonus of a murder mystery.  Alas, this is where Dakota Cassidy leaves her readers hanging, looking over a cliff into the abyss, and waiting for the next episode.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest - Part Three


Title:  Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest – Part Three
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Alpha Male, Cop, Murder
Page Count:  43             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:


In part three, as Spencer and Larkin dig deeper into their investigation of the detective’s best friends murder and the suspicious circumstances surrounding yet another death in her sleepy town, they also investigate each other. 

A. Lot. Woo hoo! 

While neither can deny their intense physical attraction, they also can’t deny a very big problem. 

Someone’s killing people—someone with fangs, and it’s Larkin’s duty to find out who’s doing the killing. 

But how does a guy who’s falling for a sexy vampire do the right thing when it could mean risking her entire clan’s discovery in the process? 

Because if the hot detective isn’t careful, he could find the woman he wants more than any other before, staked at dawn... 

*Author note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded. Second, 
This is part three of approximately a four-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asplode from waiting!

Review:

This episode picks up after the cliff-hanger in episode two.  We are welcomed back to the story with some very colorful wording.  Spencer has one of the best rants in her head that I’ve seen on paper.  I love how she is remembering household things as she’s cussing Joffrey out in her thoughts. 

Spencer is full of spit, vinegar, and fire in this episode making for an exciting read.  We learn more about Larkin and his background.  The reader gets to see Spencer and Larkin’s relationship start to take shape.  They are going at it hot and heavy in this episode.

We are also treated to more mystery regarding Alan’s death and alleged suicide.  Spencer’s brother Ethan comes home and brings with him a juicy plot twist that will have some ramifications.  Then the author leaves us on a Larkin Cliff-hanger. 

Part three is a fast moving episode with a lot of information that you will not want to miss out on.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy Book 2: Outlaw Alpha Part 1 - Bound

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy Book 2: Outlaw Alpha Part 1 - Bound
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Biker Gangs
Page Count:  43             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Forced into a paranormal settlement and dealing with arcane, sexist mate calls, werewolf Freya Ashe—ex-attorney, current quilter—thought life couldn’t suck more. Unless she factored in her hunger for the sinfully luscious Liam McConnell—which she didn’t. Nope. Uh-uh. Not at all. When you want someone you can’t have, denial is the best policy. 

And on top of all that suck, the inconceivable has happened—Freya was chosen at the latest mate call. By the greasiest, smelliest, dumbest werewolf every to rub two brain cells together—Courtland Dodd. She’d rather chug battery acid than mate with the vile pack alpha, but in Freya’s world, it’s either surrender or suffer. 

Surly vampire Liam McConnell thought he’d lost everything when the government segregated paranormals. He was wrong. In recent months, he’s been kicked out of his biker club, Fangs of Anarchy, and shunned by his very family. He’ll be damned if he’s going to lose the one woman he lusts for above all others—even if she is forbidden. 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part one of approximately a five-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asplode from waiting! 


Review:

This is the second book in the Fangs of Anarchy series and the first part in a five part serial.  In Outlaw Alpha Part One – Bound, we are thrust back into the unfair world that has separated humans and paranormals.  Upsetting and upending the paranormal’s lives making them all have to start over and forcing them back into an antiquated way of life.

Dakota Cassidy had me laughing on the first page.  She knows how to put a snarky spin on a serious situation.  Ms. Cassidy created a cast of characters that make decisions and act, only to think later.  They provide wonderful plot twists and antics for us to enjoy.

Bound is a fast moving, action packed beginning to this serial that will suck you in on the first page and spit you out at the end longing for the next part.

The main characters in this story are Freya Ashe and Liam McConnell.  Freya is Claire Montgomery’s best friend and Liam is Irish McConnell’s brother, both characters that starred in the first Fangs of Anarchy book. 

In Bound we see that both Freya and Liam suffer from the green-eyed monster when it comes to seeing their best friend and brother so happy.  However, jealousy is a really bad reason to act rash and jump in with both feet before looking.  The consequences for their actions will be dealt with in the next episode since this is a serial with a cliff-hanger.


If you enjoy other stories by Dakota Cassidy or just like paranormal romance then I would recommend this story.