Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lara Adrian, Claimed In Shadows: A Midnight Breed Novel, Book 15

Title:  Claimed In Shadows: A Midnight Breed Novel, Book 15
Author:  Lara Adrian
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Breed, Vampires, Warrior, Day-Walker, War, Opus Nostrum, Midnight Breed Series, Breedmate  
Page Count:  312                
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services
Price:  $4.99
Print Book: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN Print:  978-1984041852
Price:  $11.69
Publisher:  Self-Published 

Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:

In this pulse-pounding new Midnight Breed vampire romance novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian, passion explodes between a daywalking member of the Order and a fiery female warrior whose shadowy past will test the bonds of both duty and desire. 

As the son of a formidable Breed warrior, Aric Chase has been devoted to the Order all his life. With his training completed, all he needs is one successful mission before he can join the fight to destroy the Order’s chief nemesis, Opus Nostrum. His rare ability to daywalk lands Aric an assignment in Montreal, where he learns he’s to be teamed with another new recruit, a beautiful, but tough-as-nails Breedmate named Kaya Laurent.

Independent and driven, Kaya wants nothing more than to become a full-fledged member of the Order. Having grown up in squalor and neglect on the streets of Montreal, she longs for the close-knit family she’s found during her training to be a warrior. Eager to prove herself, she is thrilled to be given the chance at a key operation—even if she must share the mission with an arrogant, far-too-seductive Breed male who’s practically Order royalty.

Their unwanted partnership soon erupts into a desire neither of them can resist. But when Kaya’s past reaches out from the shadows to call her back, she must decide between protecting a dark alliance that could shatter her dreams of joining the team and a truth that could not only forfeit Aric’s faith in her, but bring the enemy right to the Order’s door.

Review:

Absolutely loved Claimed in Shadows, the latest novel in the Midnight Breed Series.  This book keeps you on the edge of your seat with non-stop action and plot twists that keep you guessing.

Kaya Laurent is a new Breedmate to the series and Aric Chase is the son of one of the original “Order” founders.  I won’t give anything away in the review, but know that you will find out in the book.  If you have read the previous books then this is not a surprise.

The war between the Order and Opus Nostrum is heating up and we see that clearly in this book.  The Breed are coming together and need to get ahead of the enemy before it’s too late.  Kaya Laurent and Aric Chase make a great addition to the Breed warriors and take center stage.

Kaya wants nothing more that to finally fit in somewhere.  Aric is not looking for anything as he breezes into town to do his job and move on.  The two clash and sparks fly. 

The plot and romance are entwined beautifully so that you don’t want to put the book down until you are done.  This is a wonderful addition to the Midnight Breed Series.

I received an ARC for an honest review. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dianna Love, Mating A Grizzly: League of Gallize Shifters


Title:  Mating A Grizzly: League of Gallize Shifters
Author:  Dianna Love
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Wolf Shifter, Grizzly Shifter, Polar Bear Shifter, Politics, Gallize Shifters 
Page Count:  297                
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services
Price:  $2.99
ISBN Print:  978-1940651613
Price:  $11.93
Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press, LLC 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

Justin is an elite black ops warrior on a unique shifter team. He's as deadly as they come and determined to succeed on every mission. He turns into a monster grizzly and rushes into danger without hesitation to do his duty ... but he's having second thoughts on his current assignment. If there's one thing he can't tolerate it is arrogant people like the jerks he grew up around who believed they were superior to him. Now he's stuck playing bodyguard for a Russian shifter princess. He'd rather face down a pack of armed terrorists alone than spend time with a cold-hearted prima donna. Except, Elianna turns out to be unlike anything he expected. She's sexy and strong, but more than that - she might be the mate Justin never expected to find.  He'll have to stop an assassin trying to kill him and kidnap her for any hope of keeping her.  
 
Having lived her life as an outcast among her own kind, Elianna hates being called princess. She's the ugly mistake of a Russian grizzly shifter who got her polar bear mother pregnant while on a sabbatical from his mate. With the exception of the little boy she saved after his clan abandoned him, men are the bane of Elianna's life. When she makes a miscalculation under duress, her biological father coerces Elianna into accepting a deal with high stakes if she fails.  
 
Justin is unlike the male shifters she's ever been around. He makes her want things she can't have--like mating--because the deal she struck prevents a relationship with him or she'll never see the little boy again who is everything to her. Her plan was simple and doable, but meeting Justin complicated everything.

Review:

The League of Gallize Shifters series is fantastic!  Mating A Grizzly is the second book in the series and is full of action, heartrending emotion, and fun.  I absolutely loved the language barrier between Elianna and Justin that led to some funny and dangerous circumstances.

My heart went out to Elianna and Nico which speaks to the author’s ability to bring her characters to life.  Elianna is brought to life as a courageous and loyal person that perseveres through everything. 

Dianna Love also gave us the best sort of hero in Justin.  He tries to do what’s best for everyone even if it would hurt him in some way.  He is selfless, brave, smart, and courageous.  Justin was very easy to connect and love.

Elianna and Justin pack the pages with action, adventure, and romance.  I found their banter to be quite amusing.  You do not want to miss out on this fun story. 

I received an ARC for an honest review.