Friday, November 18, 2016

Evangeline Anderson, Severed: Alien Mate Index Book 4

Title:  Severed: Alien Mate Index Book 4
Author:  Evangeline Anderson
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre:  Science Fiction
Keywords:  Alien Warriors, Alien Mate Index, Earth Girl
Page Count:  368                 
Print Book: 978-1539533207
Price:  $14.99
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital 
Price:  $3.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:

Rylee Hale is having a hard time. As a new business owner just starting out on her own, she’s struggling to attract new clients to her paralegal business.
Then she attracts two that are way more than she can handle.

Drace and Lucian are Denarins—a race of the Twelve Peoples where two males bond together in order to join with a single female. An Alpha and a Beta make the perfect pair to attract and care for a woman in every detail of her life.

But what happens when two Alphas get wrongfully bonded? That’s the dilemma Lucian and Drace are in and only a Pure One from Earth can help them. When they see Rylee helping a couple with their divorce in the AMI viewscreen, they decide she’s exactly the female they need to break the bond between them.

Nobody asked Rylee what she thought about being abducted from her life on Earth and caught in the middle of a conflict between two huge, muscular alien males. It's okay thought--she’s a smart girl—she can handle herself. But once she gets a taste of being bonded to two sexy men who want to please her in every way, will she be able to stand by and watch them be…Severed?

Review:

This is one smoking hot alien romance book!  Severed is book four in the Alien Mate Index series.  Readers were treated to a glimpse of Lucian and Drace in Book 3 letting us know their story was coming.  It was worth the wait. 

Drace and Lucian are two alpha males that accidentally get psychically bonded.  Males on their planet do bond naturally, but only an alpha and a beta.  Two alphas bonding is unheard of and “wrong” on their planet.  The only solution Drace and Lucian can fathom is breaking the bond and going their separate ways.  They have to travel to Earth to find just the right person to break their bond.

Rylee has had a long day and even longer night by the time Drace and Lucian enter the picture.  They abduct Rylee to save her, but to her it’s all a dream until she wakes up on their spaceship.  After some negotiation, Rylee agrees to help Drace and Lucian do what ever it takes to break their bond.

Their journey is fraught with danger, eminent death, and prejudices that threaten to tear them all to pieces.  Along the way somehow they learn to work as a team.  Rylee falls deeply in love with both men and Drace and Lucian treat her as a special treasure.  The problem that remains throughout the whole story is the bond between the two men.  Will they be able to sever the bond?  Will they be able to walk away from each other and Rylee?

Severed is filled with action, adventure, a few plot twists, and plenty of romance.  As a reader, Rylee, Drace, and Lucian are characters that will stay with you for a while.  They are easy to connect to and even easier to like.  Rylee, Drace, and Lucian’s romance is scorching hot and this book will have you on edge as their story unfolds.  Along the way we are introduced to several new characters and some older characters pop in from previous books.  I thought the story ended a little abruptly so I hope that we will see more of all of these characters in future books. 

I highly recommend not missing Severed: Alien Mate Index Book 4 whether you are following the series or not this is an entertaining story.      

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dakota Cassidy, The Accidental Familiar (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 14)

Title:  The Accidental Familiar (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 14)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy 
Rating: Five Siren Stones 
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Warlock, Witches, Familiars, Zombie, Vampire, Werewolf, Demon
Page Count:  281              
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Service LLC
Price:  $4.49
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

Desperate to pay the rent, Broadway-star wannabe Poppy McGuillicuddy is the middle of DJ-ing a Halloween party when a mishap with a cat named Calamity changes her life forever. Suddenly, she’s a familiar—as in, a witch’s familiar. Or in her case, a warlock’s. Even more specifically, a gorgeous warlock…who wants nothing to do with her. Thank God for the ladies from OOPs, who’ve promised their help as Poppy navigates her accidental paranormal powers.

Despite his last familiar leaving him bitter and disillusioned, warlock Rick Delassantos still isn’t heartless. He’s agreed to give Poppy a few days before contacting Familiar Central and demanding she be reassigned elsewhere. But barely a day is all it takes for Poppy to become the target of some seriously bad magic, forcing Rick to keep her close to ensure her safety. Not exactly a hardship, when his new familiar is as sexy as she is sassy.

With help from the Marty, Nina and Wanda, and assorted other OOPs friends, Rick and Poppy learn some important lessons—fate works in mysterious ways; things aren’t always as they seem; and sometimes the worst evil can be found close to home!

Review:

A must read for all the Accidental Series fans!  Dakota Cassidy has a way of making the characters come to life in her books so that the reader feels with them, laughing and crying out loud.  There was much more laughter than crying in this book.

Two new characters are added to the Accidental family, Poppy McGuillicuddy and Rick Delassantos.  Poppy is accidentally turned into a familiar and assigned to be Rick’s warlock familiar.  Rick is not over-joyed with the idea of having a familiar again and it takes a little bargaining on Poppy’s part to convince Rick to give her a chance.  In no time at all Poppy is smack dab in the middle of a magical crisis. 

It takes all the OOPs girls, their entourage, and Rick to keep Poppy alive.  Poppy is one head-strong lady.  Nothing is going to stop her from succeeding and planning a future.  She’s hoping that there will be a certain warlock in her future, but she has to survive the magical crisis to find out.  Readers will fall in love with Rick and Poppy! 

The Accidental Familiar is filled with lots of magic and mayhem.  Plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you glued to the pages.  There is also a pleasant surprise at the end.  Read the story to find out what is in store next for the OOPs girls!

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lara Adrian, Midnight Untamed: A Midnight Breed Novella

Title:  Midnight Untamed: A Midnight Breed Novella
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Breed, Breed Mate, War, Rogues   
Page Count:  120                  
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $2.99
ISBN Print Book:  978-1942299592
Price: $7.99
Publisher:  Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:


The mission was supposed to be simple. Infiltrate an enemy’s stronghold outside Rome and eliminate its leader. For a Breed warrior as lethal as Ettore Selvaggio, AKA “Savage”, stealth assassinations are only one of his many cold-hearted specialties. But the last thing Savage expects to find behind enemy lines—in his target’s bed—is a woman he once adored.

It’s been years since Savage last saw beautiful Arabella Genova. Years he’s strived to banish to his past, along with the fierce desire he once felt toward Bella . . . and the irresistible calling of her blood that stirs in him even now, despite the fact that she belongs to another male.

But when fate throws Savage and Bella together again in a race for their lives, will his long-lost love prove to be the one woman he can’t live without, or the perfect weapon to destroy him?

Review:

Midnight Untamed is a fabulous novella of the Midnight Breed series.  This book is a wonderful addition to the series.  It is an easy read as a standalone book and gives you a glimpse of the war going on in the main series, but doesn’t bog you down with too many details.

In this book we meet Arabella Genova and Ettore Selvaggio.  Readers will enjoy the background story around these two characters and the quick progression of their present and future romance.  I fell in love with these characters and hope that they will be entwined in the main series. 

There are secondary characters that help Arabella and Ettore along in their journey.  At the end the author left it open for these characters to have their own story.  I hope that happens soon!

Midnight Untamed starts out with a bang and keeps on going.  The plot moves at an easy pace with some heart stopping moments along the way.  This is a great story to jump into if you wanted to sample Lara Adrian’s writing and get a feel for the Midnight Breed series

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lara Adrian, Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight Breed Series Book 14)

Title:  Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight Breed Series Book 14)
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Breed, Immortal, Atlantean Warrior 
Page Count:  243                
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Price:  $5.99
Print Book: 978-1537341392
Price:  $12.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

Daywalker Brynne Kirkland survived a hellish upbringing as a product of a madman's lab. Tough, driven, and devoted to her work in law enforcement, Brynne has never dared to risk opening her heart to anyone--least of all a handsome immortal from a world on the verge of war against hers.

Atlantean warrior Zael left the intrigue of his realm several lifetimes ago, along with the battles he fought as one of the queen's legion. As a free-spirited loner walking the fringe of two worlds--that of his secretive and powerful people, and the outside world belonging to mankind and the Breed--it was never his intention to return to combat and bloodshed. Nor had he imagined that he might ever be tempted into anything stronger than desire . . . until he meets Brynne.

Thrust together as allies of the Order in the fight against a diabolical enemy, Zael and Brynne embark on a mission that will ultimately force them to decide between duty to their people, and a passion that defies all bounds.

Review:

Defy the Dawn is the story of Brynne Kirkland and Ekizael the Atlantean warrior and how they come together as a couple.  I did really enjoy the story, but I felt that there was a lot of pertinent information missing.  For example, Ekizael’s (Zael) last name.  I looked back through the book and I can’t find it anywhere. Perhaps the Atlanteans to do not have last names.  An explanation would have been helpful.  Brynne is a Daywalker but, the story does not go into detail as to how or why she became a Daywalker.  It briefly goes into her background and we can only assume that is what made her a Daywalker.  I can’t remember if these things were discussed in previous books or not.  I would have thought it important to put in the book about these characters.

There are other things that were left out of this story that would have been helpful background information for people picking up the series for the first time.  Considering this is the fourteenth book in the series you can well imagine that there is a wealth of background information that could not all be included.  I would suggest reading the series in order so as not to feel lost.  There are so many characters, matings, and children that it can seem overwhelming for the newcomer.  This is not a standalone story.

This book is certainly a building block in the series and not to be missed if you are a Midnight Breed Series fan.  The mating of these two characters is a significant plot point regarding the war.  We will more than likely see more of Brynne and Zael in future installments.  Considering that the Atlanteans now know Brynne’s secrets but, her family is still in the dark, I would hope that there is more still to come in their story.

All of the books we receive at Siren Book Reviews are complimentary in exchange for an honest review.