Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lara Adrian, For 100 Nights: A 100 Series Novel

Title:  For 100 Nights: A 100 Series Novel
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Erotic Fiction
Sub-Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Billionaire, Painter, Artists, Mystery, Murder, 100 Series, Suspense
Page Count:  214                
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services LLC
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

Avery Ross is living a dream. After struggling all of her life to make ends meet, a chance meeting with a powerful, darkly handsome man has catapulted her into a dazzling new world of penthouse luxury, elegant parties, and a wild, consuming passion with her billionaire lover, Dominic Baine. Nothing is out of his reach in business or in pleasure, yet the only woman he wants is her. Nick sweeps her to sensual heights she has never dared explore, commanding her body the same way he commands her heart. Yet Avery knows the fantasy she's living cannot last.

With dark secrets and a dangerous enemy haunting her past, Avery must find a way to trust Nick with the truth before it destroys everything they share. But Nick is harboring secrets of his own as well. And when they come to light, Avery will be forced to decide if the love she feels for Nick is strong enough to endure a betrayal she may never be able to forgive.

** This book ends in a cliffhanger. A big one. But you won't be left dangling for long -- the next book in the trilogy, FOR 100 REASONS releases this spring! **

Review:

Avery Ross and Dominic Baine kept me glued to the pages.  For 100 Nights is an Erotic Fiction story so if lots of intimate and detailed scenes turn you off then this is not for you.  If intimate and detailed scenes don’t bother you then you will enjoy the scenes and the story wrapped around them.

For 100 Nights is the continuation of For 100 Days and starts up where that story left off.  You don’t necessarily have to read the first book, but you will be missing some of the story that forms the relationship for Avery and Dominic.  Lara Adrian did a nice job of drawing the reader into this story and recapping what happened in the first book in subtle ways that don’t interfere with the progression of the storyline.

The plot has a nice steady pace and the characters that readers fell in love with in the first book are all present in the second.  More secrets are revealed in For 100 Nights.  The main characters definitely lack communications skills which could stem from the fact that neither have had any healthy relationships in the past.  They seemed to be working through them and then the ending took me by surprise.  Readers are left with a cliff-hanger ending.  However, the ending is suspenseful enough that it won’t make you insane but bring you back for more.

If you are following the 100 Series then you can’t miss this book!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dianna Love, Dragon King Of Treoir: The Belador Series Book Eight

Title:  Dragon King Of Treoir: The Belador Series Book Eight
Author:  Dianna Love
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre:  Paranormal Fiction
Sub-Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Dragon, Beladors, Immortals, Medb, Witches, Gryphons, Demi-God, Goddesses, Demons 
Page Count:  344                
ISBN Print Book:  978-1940651781
Price:  $12.41
ISBN E-Book:  1940651786
Price: $4.99
Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press LLC
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

The Treoir dragon holds the fate of the Beladors in one hand ... and his own in the other.

The Beladors finally have a true leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they've inherited his enemies. As their Maistir, Vladimir Quinn played a risky role in freeing the dragon from the lair of their enemy, the Medb. Quinn now faces a heavy price for his part. The Medb queen is out for blood. Vigilante killings erupt among Atlanta's secret preternatural community and all fingers point to the Beladors.  The dragon king has his first real test as a ruler when he has to choose between protecting his people and entering a hostile realm full of deities capable of killing a dragon.  But as a two-thousand-year-old warrior, Daegan has never shied away from any battle.  Quinn, Evalle, Storm and friends race to discover who is trying to turn the entire VIPER coalition against the Beladors before war breaks out. With the clock also ticking down for Quinn, who has been ordered to hand over Kizira's body to the Medb queen, Daegan reveals an even greater reason to prevent the queen from using necromancy on the body beyond the secrets Quinn protects.  

Freedom is never free. Not when the powerful gods and goddesses poised to decide Quinn's fate see an opportunity to also destroy a threat to their existence - the last dragonshifter.

Review:

Dianna Love is the master of subplots!  There is so much going on in this book.  Dragon King Of Treoir is action-packed paranormal fiction sprinkled with romance, mystery, intrigue, and suspense.
 
You would think by the title that this was going to be all about Daegan the Dragon King, but it is so much more.  The main plot picks up from book seven and continues Quinn’s journey.  Dianna Love cleverly introduces a new character into the mix at the beginning that plays a vital role in this story and hopefully stories to come.  Then we are treated to all the subplots and machinations going on in the periphery of the main storyline.  Between the Medb, Macha, Dakkar, Evalle, Storm, Adrianna, Isak, Quinn, the new character Reese, and the new threat to everyone’s existence there is no slowing down once you pick this book up and start reading.

This book does not have as much of a romance undertone to it as past books.  There seemed to be more action and maneuvering of characters.  Dragon King Of Treoir is setting up the next part of Dianna’s series by putting all the characters out there and defining their roles in the war to come.  Dianna Love set up the characters in a way that gave us several stories going on simultaneously.  It was very intriguing and engaging!

If you are just new to The Belador Series, then start from the beginning so you can experience the journey as the author intended.  If you are a fan of the series, then don’t miss this installment or you will be lost for what is to come.

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

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dakota Cassidy, How the Witch Stole Christmas

Title:  How the Witch Stole Christmas (Witchless In Seattle Book 5)  
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Mystery
Sub-Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Keywords:  Witch, Spy, Cotton Bat, Medium, Afterlife, Ghosts, Murder
Page Count:  156                
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services LLC
Price:  $3.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

 Blurb/Summary:

The game is afoot in Ebenezer Falls, Washington, and this time someone is trying to ruin Christmas!

With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright is determined to find a murderer and her missing familiar before the silver bells tarnish! 

USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in How the Witch Stole Christmas, Book 5 of her bestselling series, Witchless in Seattle Mysteries

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--!

Er, not so much. . .

It's Christmas, and I, ex-witch, Stevie Cartwright declare this my favorite time of year! I love the decorations! The food! The Hallmark Channel holiday specials! This year promises to be better than ever because for the first time in a very long time, I'm going to have more than just Cheez Whiz, Triscuits and the wish to be surrounded by family and friends. 

My carefully planned holiday bonanza includes all the usual suspects. My bat familiar Belfry, my dog Whiskey, my ever-present ghostly spy friends--dashing Brit Winterbottom, stalwart Russian Arkady and my parents. 

However, nothing comes easy for this amateur sleuth, not even a neighborhood decorating contest. You know, the one I've been painstakingly prepping for months? Something goes horribly awry with my Christmas display (think bikini-clad carolers, pink flamingos and real, live turkeys) to start. 

But the worst? The dead body of the famous Chef Pascal Le June in my nativity scene! 

It becomes clear someone's trying to ruin my Christmas, and that someone must pay! But when Belfry goes missing, and the danger takes on a paranormal edge, I find I have more to lose than ever before. . .

This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.

Review:

If you are looking for a good mystery to curl up with on Christmas Eve, then this is it!  The gang in Ebenezer Falls, Washington does not fail to entertain.  Stevie Cartwright has entered the Ebenezer Falls Christmas decorating contest and absolutely nothing goes according to plan.  The dead guy in her nativity scene doesn’t go unnoticed, but her beautifully planned Christmas decorations are ruined! 

How the Witch Stole Christmas is book five in the Witchless In Seattle series.  This book is not a cliff hanger and contains an entire story, but to get the most out of your journey with Stevie Cartwright you should read the previous stories.  Wonderful characters from the series play key roles in this book.

This book has a great plot with steady action and momentum.  Stevie Cartwright’s predicament will pull at your heart-strings and keep you reading.  Dakota Cassidy’s writing will leave you wanting more of Stevie and Winterbottom.  The cast of secondary characters and the level of snark are both highly entertaining.

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.