Monday, January 10, 2022

Evangeline Anderson, His Omega's Keeper

 

Title: His Omega’s Keeper
Author: Evangeline Anderson

Rating: Four Siren Stones

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance

Keywords: Werewolves, Omega, Alpha, Cult

Page Count: 310               

Print Book: 979-8760989253

Price: $12.99

Page Count: 303

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital 

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/His-Omegas-Keeper-Evangeline-Anderson-ebook/dp/B09PJFKLWL/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3U6GZ9LX9JHZ4&keywords=his+omega+keeper&qid=1641857655&sprefix=his+omega+keeper%2Caps%2C82&sr=8-3

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

They took us in the middle of the night and forced us to do things together…things I don’t dare admit.

They came and took us in the middle of the night—kidnapped us and locked us in an attic—me and my stepbrother Jake. They’re some kind of cult—the Worshipers of the Moon—and they say that Jake and I are the last of the Royal Weres. We’re the last two with the blood of the First Wolf and because of that, we’re their only hope.

But now they want me to do things with Jake—things I know I shouldn’t do. Things that could get me in a lot of trouble nine months down the line.
It’s frightening, but Jake is protective and gentle—he understands what we need to do in order to get free. The only trouble is, our plan might prove disastrous in more than one way.

The cult members keep telling me that Jake is my Alpha and I am his Omega—his to claim, his to take. But when we finally get away from them, we don’t dare to tell anyone what they made us do together.
For the penalty for our sins in the Were world…is death.

***Author's Note #1--this is a DARK ROMANCE--some scary things happen to the heroine. However, the hero is not abusive to her--they are in this situation together. But if you have ever been kidnapped or abused, please be aware that parts of this book may be triggering. Please read responsibly. (PS--I promise it turns out okay in the end. ; )


***Author's note #2--this is a STEPbrother book. There is NO BLOOD RELATION between the hero and the heroine. They are completely UNRELATED. I also want to stress that everyone in this book is OVER 18--none of the characters are underage.***

Review:

After living together as family for almost a year, Ani and Jacob are thrown together when they are kidnapped by a crazy Were cult. Both are older children of the Alpha and Omega Royals, but they are not blood related and are of consenting age.

Circumstances spelled out through Ani and Jacob’s journey make it imperative that they not become intimate together. However, they eventually find it impossible to resist one another, and their kidnapping adds another layer of compliance. Once the two of them give in to their desires, their chemistry together burns hot on the pages.

This is a step-brother romance with a shape-shifter spin. His Omega’s Keeper is erotica with a plot and interesting main characters. Please pay attention to the author’s trigger warnings and note that it does have a HEA.

I received this ARC for an honest review.  


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Dakota Cassidy, The Accidental Gargoyle: An Accidental Quickie (Accidentally Paranormal Series, Book 21)

Title: The Accidental Gargoyle: An Accidental Quickie (Accidentally Paranormal Series Book 21) 
Author: Dakota Cassidy

Rating: Five Siren Stones


 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Keywords: Gargoyle, Troll, Werewolf, Demon, Vampire, Zombie, OOPs, Accidentally Paranormal Series

Page Count: 141             

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Gargoyle-Quickie-ebook/dp/B09N8HN5RK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=N1QVGVOCPJN4&keywords=the+accidental+gargoyle&qid=1640115575&sprefix=the+accidental+gar%2Caps%2C80&sr=8-1

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

As a one-time OOPs employee, Ingrid Lawson has seen plenty of paranormal accidents. But witnessing and experiencing are two different things, and she’s perfectly fine being a plain ol’ human. So when her ex-boss Nina schleps her around to estate sales, where she purchases two of the butt-ugliest gargoyles in existence to decorate her hedge maze…what happens next is stone-cold cuckoo.

Suddenly, Ingrid’s beloved career as an animal therapist is on hold as Nina, Wanda, Marty and the OOPs gang help her navigate a rocky new life as a nocturnal paranormal with big horns, bigger ears, and an aversion to sunlight. Oh, and there’s the inconvenient matter of attraction to the man who turned her…who’s so familiar… And did we mention the screeching harpies hellbent on getting their hands on her?

It’s all hands on deck to keep Ingrid alive until the danger passes, but throw in an old enemy they never saw coming, and her case just may be the hardest yet!

***Author Note: This is an Accidental Quickie and shorter in length than prior novels in the series.***

Review:

The Accidental Gargoyle is book 21 in the Accidentally Paranormal Series. It’s cute, quirky, and packed full of non-stop action. This is a short novella and without giving away the whole plot, I’ll say that Ingrid and Griff are polar opposites that come together to make a great couple. The dire circumstances with which they both must face, the supportive OOPs family, and all their rescue pets make for a very enjoyable and exciting journey. As with each book in the Accidental Series the family of characters has grown and the community rallies together. This is an adventure not to be missed in this series.

If this is your first time picking up a book in the Accidentally Paranormal Series then know that there will be a lot of characters that play a part in this story, but each have had their own stories. The main characters Ingrid and Griff are forging a relationship in this tale, so it’s okay to jump into the series as long as you don’t mind missing background on the other characters. Dakota Cassidy does a great job of giving new readers just enough information to keep the story moving and entice readers to try previous books.

The cover art done by Katie Wood is gorgeous!

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Evangeline Anderson, Loved by the Lion: Kindred Tales 40

Releasing December 11, 2021

Title: Loved by the Lion: Kindred Tales 40
Author: Evangeline Anderson

Rating: Five Siren Stones


 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: Erotic Science Fiction

Keywords: Alien Warriors, Kindred, Goddess, Humanoid, Monstrum

Page Count: 290                

Print Book: 979-8760989253

Price: $12.99

Page Count: 303

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital 

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Loved-Lion-Kindred-Tales-40-ebook/dp/B09MPQGL8P/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1639175711&sr=8-1

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

 A Monstrum Warrior who has vowed never to Claim a bride…

An older woman, who thinks she’s done with Love…

Can they come together to save the Earth…and each other?

What’s the worst Christmas present imaginable? A cheating husband? An angry mob outside your front door? What about Menopause? Minister Emilia Oxley has gotten all three this Yuletide season and she could do without them all, thank you very much.

Enter Chief Commander Rarev, the leader of the Monstrum Kindred. He’s had his eye on Emilia from the start. Her courage and determination are incredibly attractive to him, as are her lovely full curves. Also, he can tell by her scent that she’s entering her Second Mating Period—the time of life when a female is most attractive to a Feline Monstrum. Since Rarev is a Lionus Monstrum, he can’t help but notice that Emilia is ripe for the plucking.

After he rescues her from an angry mob, the two of them find themselves on a mission to Rigellen Five. There they must compete against three other couples in a series of Trials to earn the right to mine Yillium. The rare mineral is what the Monstrum need in order to defend the Earth from the Darklings, ravenous creatures from another universe which are threatening to overrun the planet. Only if Em and Rarev win the Rigellen Trials can they gain the rights to the Yillium. But since the Rigellen people believe in public displays affection, the Trials are an intimate affair—extremely intimate.

Can Em and Rarev come together to save the Earth…and might they find love in the process? Read Loved by the Lion to find out!

*Author's note--there is a scene in here that might bother anyone who has ever been attacked before, but I promise it comes out all right in the end. Please read responsibly!

Review:

This is the best time to jump into this series if you haven’t been following Evangeline Anderson already. Although this is book 40 in the series the author has introduced a new type of Kindred called Monstrum and this is still very early on in the development.

I really enjoyed the journey between Minister Emilia Oxley and Chief Commander Rarev. They are both brave, self-sacrificing, and loyal servants to their people. Their willingness to sacrifice themselves and make the best decisions for their constituents is what brings them together.

Loved by the Lion has a lot of smoldering suspense that leads to burning desire between Emilia and Rarev. The Kindred type may be different, but the Monstrum have all the protective instincts of the original Kindred. This protective streak added to a very interesting story with creative and imaginative characters.

I received this ARC for an honest review.  

Monday, November 22, 2021

Evangeline Anderson, Saved by the Beast: Kindred Tales 39

Title: Saved by the Beast: Kindred Tales 39
Author: Evangeline Anderson

Rating: Five Siren Stones


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: Erotic Science Fiction

Keywords: Alien Warriors, Kindred, Goddess, Humanoid

Page Count: 210                

Print Book: 979-8760989253

Price: $9.99

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital 

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Saved-Beast-Kindred-Tales-39-ebook/dp/B09L6LFP24/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1637599174&sr=8-2

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary: 

A warrior who thinks he’s too old to find love
A desperate woman with a dark past
Can Makenna be…Saved by the Beast?


Are you ever too old for love? Bard, a Beast Kindred, thinks he is. He lost his wife twenty years ago when he was just a young warrior and he’s never looked at another female since. But when he sees a young woman being sold to a disgusting Trollox on Passion Prime, he has to rescue her from her horrible fate.

Makenna knows she barely escaped, but even safe aboard the Mother Ship with Bard, she is still in danger. She’s about to undergo her first “ripening”—a period of intense sexual need that can lead to death if she has no male to help her. Naturally, she wants Bard to be that male—she knows the moment she meets him that he is the one for her.

Unfortunately, the big Beast Kindred has other ideas. Though he longs for the curvy little female, he pushes Makenna away, certain that he’s too old for her. But when he pushes her too far, the Trollox she was promised to is ready to snatch her back. Now a battle of life and death is being played in the lush, blue jungles of Rageron, the Beast Kindred home world.
Will Bard get to Makenna in time? Read, Saved by the Beast to find out!

Trigger Warning: Anyone who has experienced sexual abuse may find parts of this book disturbing due to the heroine’s backstory. I try to keep these details in the background and not dwell on them, but I wanted to warn you just in case. Please read responsibly!

Review:

Although this book is part of a series, I did not find that I needed to have read all the previous stories in chronological order to enjoy Saved by the Beast. If this is the first book you are thinking about picking up by Evangeline Anderson in the Kindred World then there are a couple of things you need to know. The Kindred race is a warrior race made up of mostly males that worships a Goddess and they revere and protect females. The female that they bond to for life is sacred to them and to be protected always. Commander Bard in Saved by the Beast is exactly what you would expect from a protective Kindred when he finds a female in danger and distress.

Makenna has been taken off her home world to be trafficked and sold into sexual slavery. The final transaction is about to take place when Bard steps in. There is obviously abuse in this story, but the focus of the plot is in getting Makenna help and protecting her. I’ll admit the trigger warning at the beginning of the book had me wary, but the story was crafted carefully.

I enjoyed the journey that Bard and Makenna, an older Kindred and younger humanoid, took to develop a relationship. The creative imagination and world building in this story give us some very unique characters.

The main characters and plot focus surrounds Bard and Makenna, but there are characters on stage from previous stories. By the end of Saved by the Beast readers are clued into the next installment of the series.

Saved by the Beast is a sensual, erotic science fiction novella with interesting characters, a solid plot, and creative world construction. The story is an excellent transition novella for the series.

I received this ARC for an honest review.