Friday, June 10, 2022

Rhiannon Hartley, Falling for Fangs (Crowley Lake Chronicles Book 1)

Releases June 27, 2022

Title: Falling for Fangs (Crowley Lake Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Rhiannon Hartley

Rating: Five Siren Stones


 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Keywords: Vampire, Warlock, Witch, Shifter, Magic, Hex

Page Count: 415                

ASIN E-Book: BOB2NXPQ4Z

Price: $0.99

ISBN Print: 979-8832489094

Price: $16.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Falling-Fangs-Crowley-Lake-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0B2NXPQ4Z/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1654892404&sr=8-1#detailBullets_feature_div

Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 

Blurb/Summary:

He’s a creature afraid of commitment. She’s a workaholic with no time for men. When catastrophe sinks in its teeth, will misfortune turn into passion?

Big-city vampire Maxwell Davidson is on the run. After a witch struck him with a terrible curse, the party-loving poker player has fled the bright lights for the sanctity of the quiet Australian oasis of Crowley Lake. But when the mega-millionaire buys the grandest property in town, the closing handshake accidentally transfers his supernatural plague to the beautiful real estate agent.

Chloe Bloom has zero space in her diary for dating. Putting her career goals before anything else, the last thing she needs is to get caught up in the charming new American’s witchy weirdness. But as they’re thrown together to find an antidote, she can’t deny their sizzling attraction…

Longing to return to the glitz and glamor, Maxwell is shocked when growing feelings make him reconsider what he really wants. And as Chloe lets her hair down around the blood-sucking charmer, she fears she isn’t ready to dive headfirst into a majorly mystical embrace.

With their red-hot chemistry starting to bite, will the playboy and the realtor discover their eternal forever?

Falling for Fangs
 is the first book in the light-hearted Crowley Lake Chronicles paranormal romance series. If you like witty dialogue, characters who feel like real people, and slow-burn steam, then you’ll adore Rhiannon Hartley’s laugh-out-loud tale.

Buy Falling for Fangs to play love’s high stakes today!

Review:

Great beginning book to what looks like a promising series with fun characters set in a unique town. Falling for Fangs is a paranormal romance with the paranormal part still being hidden from most of the population. Crowley Lake is set in Australia so be prepared for some quirky terms and phrases from that country.

The two main characters are polar opposites, but then the saying that opposites attract completely applies to Maxwell Davidson and Chloe Bloom. Maxwell is a care-free playboy that would like nothing better than to play poker and hang out with his friends. That all changes when he meets Chloe. She’s a workaholic that sets extremely aggressive goals for herself. Their relationship is one of slow-burning desire that ignites a fire the more they get to know one another.

I really enjoyed Maxwell and Chloe’s journey. Falling for Fangs is a complete story with no cliff-hangers. The town of Crowley Lake is filled with some interesting characters that will have me coming back to visit.

I received an ARC for an honest review.  

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lara Adrian, King of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel (Midnight Breed Series), Book 18

 

Title: King of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel (Midnight Breed Series) Book 18

Author:  Lara Adrian

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Keywords: Breed, Vampire, Breedmate, Day Walker, Atlantean

Page Count: 307                

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital Services

Price: $5.99

ISBN Print: 979-8831753103

Price: $12.99

Publisher: Self-Published 

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/King-Midnight-Breed-Novel-ebook/dp/B08TW8LPDM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1654009042&sr=8-1-spons

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary: 

The line between darkness and light is drawn in blood, and the stakes have never been higher. Nothing less than the fate of the world rests in the hands of the Order, and in one Breed warrior's quest to thaw the heart of an immortal queen in the final novel of Lara Adrian's New York Times and #1 international bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series.

As a Breed warrior and the son of the Order’s founder and commander, Darion Thorne is an exacting tactician and a lethal combatant, yet nothing can prepare him for the catastrophic act that forces him to step to the helm of the Order as its leader. With their adversaries growing bolder and more brazen with every strike, Darion knows he must take the war to them before it’s too late to stop them at all.

Yet of all their enemies, the one most dangerous for Darion is the beautiful, yet volatile, Selene, Queen of the Atlanteans. Determined to recover four powerful crystals stolen from her ages ago, Selene will go to any lengths to have them. When that goal puts one of the Order’s own in the crosshairs, she finds herself locked in a personal battle with Darion, a Breed warrior she knows she should despise, yet who stirs an unbidden desire within her.

With the battle lines drawn between them and a diabolical evil on the rise, can Darion and Selene put aside their mistrust in time to save all they hold dear, or will they see the world plunge into a darkness that has no end?

Review:

The Midnight Breed Series is extraordinary and I’ve enjoyed every book, looking forward to taking the journey with new characters. King of Midnight was no exception. I dove back into the Breed world excited for a new story and savoring it until the last page. Final books in a series are always bittersweet. I wanted to know how Lara Adrian would wrap up her series, but I didn’t want the story to end.

Fans will not be disappointed with the final story featuring Darion and Selene. King of Midnight has everything a reader would want to see in a series wrap up.

These stories will live on waiting for new readers to stumble upon. The addicting characters and plot twists will enrapture future readers, and I envy them the start of an amazing adventure.

I received an ARC for an honest review. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Evangeline Anderson, Guarded by the Hybrid: Kindred Tales Novel 44

Releases May 21, 2022

Title: Guarded by the Hybrid: Kindred Tales Novel 44

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: Erotic Science Fiction

Keywords: Alien Warriors, Kindred, Goddess, Hybrid, Dragon, Giant, Moonstone goddess, Humanoids

Page Count: 266                

Print Book: 979-8824702736

Price: $12.99

Page Count: 266

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital 

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Guarded-Hybrid-Kindred-Tales-44-ebook/dp/B09ZTJZYVG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16EKN6TR0QA9&keywords=guarded+by+the+hybrid+evangeline+anderson&qid=1653072004&sprefix=guarded+by+the+hy%2Caps%2C183&sr=8-1

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

A woman trapped in an abusive marriage

A Kindred warrior hired to guard her
As they grow closer, will Sark be able to give Isla up?
Or will a secret part of him awaken and demand to keep her?
Read Guarded by the Hybrid to find out.


Lady Isla Le’rank is trapped in a loveless, abusive marriage, all because she is a rare Moonstone goddess. But she cannot bear her husband an heir until her skin takes on the pearly, opalescent glow that means she is ripe for mating. Since her husband has failed to bring on the glow himself, he hires a Kindred warrior to help him.

Sark is a Hybrid—half Giant Kindred and half Ice Drake Kindred. He hires himself out as a Security Specialist to the rich and famous of the galaxy. But this latest contract is very strange—why in the Seven Hells would Lord Baslik Le’rank hire him to act as his wife’s bodyguard…and also massage her every night?

The contract is strange but the money is good—Sark takes the job. But when he finds that his new charge is as defiant as she is beautiful, the ice around his heart begins to melt.

Isla, for her part, finds that her body reacts to the touch of her new guard in a way it never did for her cruel husband. She begins to care for Sark and he begins to care for her, but he knows he can never have her—she is another male’s mate. But when she finally begins to glow, during a dangerous trip to the world of Fenushia, will Sark give her up—or will a buried part of him awake and demand to keep her?
You’ll have to read Guarded by the Hybrid to find out!


Review:

Guarded by the Hybrid has a new giant/dragon hybrid, Goddess intervention, a princess that needs rescuing, and lots of steamy romance. What more could you ask for in a paranormal romance?

I loved Sark and Isla and their interactions together. They burned up the pages with their shared chemistry.

This story also contains new humanoids on another planet full of more sci-fi adventure and creativity as their journey takes them off world. The humanoids of Fenushia are very interesting as is their way of life.

Fair warning that Isla does suffer from domestic abuse in this story, but don’t let that deter you from reading, as always, Evangeline Anderson manages a pleasurable outcome for her characters.

I received this ARC for an honest review.  

Friday, April 15, 2022

Evangeline Anderson, Dragon in the Dark: A Kindred Tales Novel 43

Title: Dragon in the Dark: A Kindred Tales Novel 43

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Rating: Five Siren Stones


 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: Erotic Science Fiction

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

Page Count: 452                

Print Book: 979-8449006431

Price: $16.99

Page Count: 456

ISBN E-Book: Amazon Digital 

Price: $3.99

Publisher: Self-Published

Buy-Link: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Dark-Kindred-Tales-43-ebook/dp/B09X6C2ZFT/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1650066329&sr=8-1

Reviewer: Stacey Krug  

Blurb/Summary:

 A Drake warrior brooding in the Dark

A woman whose unique powers are just coming to Light

Can they survive the dangers of a hostile planet together?
Find out in…
Dragon in the Dark


*This is a Plus length novel--115,000 words long*
Dr. Iyanna Washington has landed her dream job—as a botanist aboard the Monstrum Mother Ship she will be able to study as many fascinating alien plants as she could ever dream of. But she’s been warned to stay on the Light Side of the ship during her studies. The Dark Side hides Monstrum so big and powerful they would frighten any humans who happened to see them.

Dra’vik happens to be one of those that humans must not see. As a Drake Monstrum, he is nine feet tall with horns and scales—naturally he thinks humans would fear him. But when Iyanna gets lost on the Dark Side of the ship, he finds himself drawn to the curvy little Elite with the creamy brown skin. She’s both beautiful and brave and she doesn’t fear his immense size or “devilish” appearance.

When the two of them are sent on a secret mission where they must pretend to be Master and pleasure slave, they find themselves drawn even closer together. But danger is in the air. Iyanna has proven to have special abilities and unique talents that are priceless to someone who would be happy to steal her away from the big Drake. And even if Dra’vik manages to save her, there are other obstacles standing in the way of their happiness—specifically the fact that bonding with a Monstrum Drake causes instant pregnancy.

Can Dra’vik save Iyanna from the danger that threatens her life?
And will Iyanna be willing to bond with the big Drake, despite the unique consequences?
You’ll have to read Dragon in the Dark to find out.

Author's Note: the heroine gets into some pretty scary situations in this book which may make you uncomfortable if you are a survivor of assault. Anyone who has read my books knows that it all works out in the end, but I wanted to warn you just in case. Please read responsibly!

Review:

Another fun sojourn into the Kindred world of the Monstrum. Dragon in the Dark has two great main characters, Dr. Ivanna Washington a human and Dra’vik a drake warrior.

Readers are treated to another couple’s space mission, this time to save the Monstrum Mother Ship. As their mission together progresses, we learn more about Ivanna’s special talent and Dra’vik’s protective instincts. They find themselves on a horrid planet where Ivanna is in constant danger and only has Dra’vik to rely on to keep her safe.

The creative sci-fi elements of the story are amazing. Loved learning more about the Monstrum Mother Ship and the incorporation of the Kindred modifications.

I think these two characters could have a very interesting follow-up novel. I enjoyed their journey and chemistry. Hope to see them again!

I received this ARC for an honest review.