Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Something to Talk About

Title:  Something to Talk About
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Phone Sex, Plum Orchard Series 
Page Count:  384            
ISBN E-Book:  978-1460332917  
Price:  $6.39
ISBN Print:  978-0778316275
Price:  $6.39
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Sexy is as sexy does. And in Plum Orchard, sugar, it does! 
Emmeline Amos is sick of her ex saying she's boring and prissy. After all, she works for a phone-sex company! (As general manager, but still.) On a rare girls' night out, fueled by blender drinks and bravado, Em accepts a shocking dare—to handle a call herself. But it's tipsy Em who gets an earful from an irate single father on the other end of the line. Awkward. 
But not as awkward as discovering that same mad dad is Call Girls' gorgeous new programmer. Jax Hawthorne is still upset that his daughter called the "girlfriend store" on his behalf, but he can't deny he'd choose a hot-librarian type like Em if he were looking for love. Which he's not. 
Em wants to do more than just talk the talk. So she makes a bawdy bargain with Jax. They've both been burned before—this time, they'll keep it strictly physical. Except as soon as they settle on no strings attached, things start to get tangled….


This is the third book in the Plum Orchard Series and Dakota Cassidy does not disappoint.  The cast of characters in this series is amazing.  We get to see and hear from some of the regulars and some new men are introduced in this story.

Jax Hawthorne made a slight appearance in the last book, but was up front and center in Something to Talk About.  Jax is just the right knight in shining armor that Emmeline Amos needs in her life.  Em gets to know the man behind the handsome face and piercing eyes.  The man that is kind, caring, responsible, and a good father.  Not to mention extremely hot.  He’s sure to be her answer to a little adult alone time.

Emmeline is still reeling from her ex-husband’s betrayal and dealing with all the fall out.  Em and her two boys are still being hounded by the town regarding the scandal.  She needs to let loose and have some fun, but she’s not interested in any kind of relationship that could get caught up in her whirlwind life.  Jax knows just what Emmeline needs and he provides.  What follows are some steamy love scenes.    

Something to Talk About is a wonderful story about second chances at love and life.  It is an extremely moving story that will leave the reader pondering.  The secondary characters spice up the story and the children are delightful.  The plot twists and Dakota Cassidy’s sense of humor make this a page turner.

I look forward to seeing who Dakota Cassidy puts on stage next.  I highly recommend this story, but advise reading the previous stories so you are not lost in this one.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Skriker #0, by Dani Smith

Title:  Skriker #0
Author:  Dani Smith
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Comic
Keywords:  Angels, Demons, Werewolves, Comic Books
Price:  3.99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Kayden McLeod

Summary: Join the Halfling Bad Boy on an adventure in England chasing the notorious Black Dog, a ghostly hellhound long rumored to bring death to all who encounter it. Of course, not all is as it seems. - See more at:

Let me start off my saying, I’ve followed Dani Smith and her work for a very long time now. I have seen the painstaking labor she puts into all of her projects, and I am thrilled to finally have the latest masterpieces in my hands, so to speak.
Skriker #0 is an introductory comic to the lead character of the Black Dog and Rebel Rose series Dani Smith has written and illustrated. This is a small peak into the history behind the man, before he formally met Rose, an ass-kicking, take-no-shit heroine many have grown to love.
While I had seen pictures of Skriker’s parents before, I had never known the background. And now, another facet of this bold character’s personality has been uncovered. The vivid imagery and descriptions were spectacular, as usual. The hints at Skriker’s soft side were both deeply felt and comical—no pun intended...this time. :)
If you are new to the Skriker and Rose world, Skriker #0 is a great place to start!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy: Killing the Alpha (Part One)

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy: Killing the Alpha (Part One Alpha Down)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Biker Gangs, Explicit Content  
Page Count:  50            
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services    
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Fangs of Anarchy-Killing The Alpha: Part One—Alpha Down 

Irish McConnell would give his immortality for a taste of Claire Montgomery. But the Fangs of Anarchy leader can’t risk his biker club, his vampire clan, or his tenuous truce with werewolf Gannon Dodd, Claire’s pack alpha—and her intended mate. Nope. Vamps and weres don’t mix, and Irish has managed to keep that in mind for five long, lust-filled years. 

But now Claire’s gone and done something really, really (really!) bad, guaranteeing her doom if she’s ever found out. Truce be damned, Irish won’t leave her unprotected, despite the fact this is one murder-filled bundle of trouble he doesn’t need. 

And unfortunately for Irish, the trouble’s just beginning… 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part one of approximately a five-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asplode from waiting! 

**This book is intended for adults over 18. Contains some explicit content.


This is the beginning of a multi-part series.  New episodes will release approximately every two to three weeks.  This book is not meant to be read as a standalone story.

Irish has longed for Claire for five years.  Claire has been promised to another alpha werewolf as his mate.  Claire not being real keen on that plan took matters into her own hands and it gets a little messy.

Vampires and werewolves don’t mix, but when Irish stumbles across Claire and her mess, he can’t help wanting to protect her.  Irish comes to Claire’s rescue more than once and then they finally have it out.  Neither one can resist any more.  Their attraction and chemistry are palpable.  Claire and Irish light up the pages with their doomed love making.

The hero and heroine are very likable characters and as a reader I rooted for them.  The evil characters are evident and quite loathsome.  There are some plots within plots waiting to be hatched in this serial story. 

Fangs of Anarchy: Killing the Alpha (Part One) was easy to get sucked into.  The characters are being developed right before our eyes as the plot unfolds.  Readers even get a new world to play in with Dakota Cassidy.  A plot twist at the end will have readers holding their breath until the next episode.

This story is part of a serial, and Dakota Cassidy knew right where to leave us hanging for more.  These serial books seem to be all the rage right now and are kind of like soap operas.  Readers will want to tune into this book opera to see what happens next!