Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy - Forbidden Alpha (Part 5): Revelation

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy – Forbidden Alpha (Part 5): Revelation
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Demon, Biker Gangs 
Page Count:  65            
ISBN E-Book:   Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Oh, Claire’s really done it now. As if her week hasn’t been bad enough, what with the blood and the drowning and the head bashing and the intense sex… Okay, that last one was pretty awesome. But now she’s gone and got herself caught in the clutches of a paranormal so evil, he makes Satan look like a sissy. This baddest of all baddies is her key to beating a murder rap—if he doesn’t kill her first. 

Where’s a bloodsucking knight on shining chrome when you need one? 

Tonight, at long last, fangs will flash, fur will fly, heads will roll, and dastardly deeds will be revealed in this heart-pounding, breath-holding, secret-exploding final episode of Fangs of Anarchy—Forbidden Alpha! 

*Author note: Dear readers, Please note: This is part five and the conclusion of a five-part serial. This is not intended as a stand-alone read.

**This book is intended for adults over 18. Contains some explicit content. 

Review:

Dakota Cassidy starts us right off from the cliff-hanger in part four.  It’s a dark place to start.  Even though I questioned Claire’s ability to take care of herself in parts one-four, I was worried for her anyway.

The darkness and plot continues and builds into a crescendo of war and battle.  I’m relieved to see that Claire redeems herself and lives up to being a werewolf, finally!

Even through the darkness and war, Claire and Irish’s love rings true.  There was a good balance of hot steamy romance and sarcastic humor to keep the dark story line in check.

As with the previous parts of Fangs of Anarchy, the secondary characters play pivotal roles in part five as well.  The readers get the full story as it all comes together in this final book episode.  Dakota Cassidy does not disappoint with plot twists and surprises to the very end.  As a reader, I was very satisfied with the ending and how it all came together.

This may be the end of Irish and Claire’s story, but the author left plenty of other characters to explore in this world and an ongoing plot to be revisited. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Title:  Talking After Midnight
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Phone Sex, Plum Orchard Series
Page Count:  448            
ISBN E-Book:  9781460334560
Price:  $6.39
Print ISBN:   9780778316312   
Price:  $6.39
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Shields up, sugar—things in Plum Orchard are about to get real.  

Marybell Lyman is notorious for two things:

Her look. The wicked hairstyle, multiple piercings and practiced sneer that say: "Stay back—I bite." 

Her voice. The syrupy lilt that's her bread and butter at Call Girls, the prim little town's flourishing phone-sex company. 

Hunky handyman Taggart Hawthorn is mesmerized by the contradiction: such sweet tones inside such a spiky shell! He wants to know more about mysterious Marybell, to hear more of her sexy talk—all for himself. 

But Tag's attentions, delicious as they are, have Marybell panicked. She's been hiding a long time. She's finally got a home, a job and friends she adores. She won't have it all snatched away by another stupid mistake—like falling in love. So when Marybell's past comes calling, she and the Call Girls will prove no one handles scandals like a Southern girl!

Review:

Dakota Cassidy’s wicked sharp sense of humor had me laughing out loud in Talking After Midnight.  That was not the only emotion Dakota Cassidy was able to evoke from me.  Combining all the human and animal elements at various points it was impossible not to shed some tears.

I really love the characters from the Plum Orchard Series.  Both Marybell Lyman and Taggart Hawthorne are brought to life through their trials and tribulations that they endured.  It was these trials and tribulations that were wrapped in mystery plot bunnies that hopped and built to the conclusion of the story.

As usual in this series, the secondary characters played very important roles in helping the hero and heroine reach their destiny.  Showing us that even fictional characters need other people.

Marybell and Tag are hilarious together.  Marybell’s standoffish attitude and Tag’s unrelenting spirit had me turning the pages as fast as I could to see how they would end up.  I found it interesting that Marybell was able to effectively turn off her work life from the phone sex company in her relationship with Tag.  What they shared was just between them, except that Dakota Cassidy shared their super-hot steamy love scenes with us.   

The plot and characters are fantastic in Talking After Midnight.  I would definitely recommend this book.

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy: Forbidden Alpha (Part 4) In the Zone

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy: Forbidden Alpha (Part 4) In the Zone
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Werewolves, Vampires, Biker Gangs
Page Count:  37            
ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Claire Montgomery’s heart is in the right place. It is. Honest! Now if only she’d stop doing things that could make her heart stop beating forever… 

He might as well admit it. Irish McConnell can’t stay away from Claire, no matter what all the rules say. And anyway, clan and pack politics have nothing on the fine mess he and Claire have gotten themselves into. From missing corpses to dastardly deals in the dreaded Zone, to a vital piece of information about what happened the night Gannon Dodd was murdered, they’ve jumped from the frying pan into the fiery pits of hell. 

But even that can’t compare to the combustible heat generated by this sexy, forbidden paranormal pair. 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part four 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! 

**This book is intended for adults over 18. Contains some explicit content. 


Review:

In the Zone is part 4 of the Fangs of Anarchy series.  The plot and series are coming to a head.  We find out some answers to the burning questions from parts 1 through 3 of the series.  Most importantly we find out why Claire Montgomery was driven to do the most awful thing to Gannon Dodd in part 1.

Irish McConnell saves Claire yet again.  Really, this girl is quite na├»ve.  We learn that Irish has some contacts within the Zone that might be able to help them.  Claire first has to start trusting that Irish can do more than save her sorry butt from the trouble she keeps getting into.  For a werewolf, Claire’s instincts stink.

Right after some steamy love scenes between Irish and Claire we are left with another cliff-hanger.  One in which Claire’s werewolf instincts should have helped her out a bit.  Instead we are left knowing she needs saving once more.  Don’t get me wrong.  I really like Claire Montgomery, but as a librarian she should have been reading up on how to be a better werewolf!

Thus far this has been an exciting book opera.  I look forward to seeing how Dakota Cassidy wraps up this series and what she has in store for Irish and Claire.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy - Forbidden Alpha (Part 3) Were in the World is Gannon Dodd?

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy – Forbidden Alpha (Part 3) Were in the World is Gannon Dodd?
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Biker Gangs, Werewolves, Vampires 
Page Count:  28            
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.    
Price:  .99 
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

While Irish McConnell and Claire Montgomery try to hide their sizzling attraction for one another, and in order to keep the peace between his vampire clan and her werewolf pack, Claire begins to dig deeper into the mystery surrounding the very bad thing she's done (it's really bad!) based on a rather obscure clue. 

To follow the clue, she makes plans to immerse herself in a place Irish would never allow her to go into alone, but in an effort to keep him out of her troubles with her pack, Claire makes a choice that could end up getting her killed. 

But Irish has his hands full, too, because his efforts to protect Claire have gone very awry... 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part three 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! 

**This book is intended for adults over 18. Contains some explicit content. 


Review:

This is part three in the Fangs of Anarchy Serial.  Things are heating up to a critical point.  The Clan’s blood supply is in jeopardy because of Irish’s actions against Courtland in parts one and two.  Irish saves Claire’s life yet again!  Talk about a damsel in distress, Claire’s picture is next to the definition in Webster’s.

If that wasn’t enough drama don’t worry, Dakota Cassidy has spun a romance of impossibility between Irish and Claire.  Vampires and Werewolves are not supposed to mate or date.  However, the hero and heroine cannot keep their hands off one another or stop thinking about each other.  This can only lead to war between the Clan and Pack.  Definitely more drama and better than a soap opera!

This episode of Fangs of Anarchy included a hot, steamy love scene between Irish and Claire.  Mystery surrounding Irish and Liam’s sister Hadley.  Tension between Irish and Liam.  Suspense and mystery surrounding Gannon Dodd’s body and another great cliff-hanger.

The Fangs of Anarchy Serial is a fun read and something to look forward to.