Review: Heat

Heat by Donna Grant
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This series is building up to the end games. Reading this series out of order will work for most readers as Ms. Grant gives enough recap of previous events to bring a reader up to date. It is recommended to read at least a few of the prior books to understand the minor characters and subplots. In this one, we focus on Nikolai. Nikoli's history is a sad one and it is what makes him such a good Dragon King. When he has to go against his adoptive father, Ulrik who later becomes one of his most trusted friend and confidante, it breaks him.
The problem with immortals or supernaturals who live a long life, is that things can change. Relationships have to change because it won't last forever. This makes Nikoli very hesitant to get involved with Ester even if she attracts him like no one has in centuries. Their love is slow to start and seems to be even slower to materialize. This works for me because this story finally brings together ma…

THE SIEGE: A NOVEL by Marilyn Baron blog tour and giveaway

Award Winning Author Marilyn Baron
Genre: Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Historical
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2018
A journey of self-discovery leads to love and passion in the search for a family’s hidden past...
Artist Theia Constas receives a tour of Italy from her grandmother as a college graduation present. Before she departs, her ya-ya’s deathbed revelation of a cache of WW II photographs and love letters extends Theia’s itinerary to Crete in search of her unknown grandfather, a promising artist who studied under Chagall but didn’t survive the war.
Wade Bingham, an actuary who always follows the rules and calculates the odds, finds himself alone on his honeymoon trip, wondering why his fiancée jilted him at the last minute.
In the wrong place at the wrong time when their hotel in Florence, Italy, is besieged by terrorists, the two strangers find themselves thrust together in Wade’s honeymoon suite.…

Dark Queen by Faith Hunter Blog Tour and Giveaway

Dark Queen Reigns supreme #blogtour #giveaway @HunterFaith

I am so excited to welcome Faith Hunter on my blog!  If you have had a chance, check out my review.

About the Book
Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.
As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.


Review: Dark Queen

Dark Queen by Faith Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eagerly anticipated book in this series, I am blown away. B.L.O.W.N A.W.A.Y. For those who have not read the first eleven books in this series, it is a must read prior to this one. In Dark Queen, the intimidating European Vampires finally show up. The build up has been coming along with scary powerful Vampires ready to take Leo and his coven down. The preparation has made it stressful for Jane and her team who have to protect Leo.

I thought this installment would be all doom and gloom. It would be fight after fight to see the winner take all. To my surprise, Jane's quirky rebel attitude influences Leo and how he handles the Europeans. The flippant way Leo treats the Europeans had me in stitches. Make no mistakes, the actual showdown is not an easy win for team Leo. There are unpleasant outcomes and losses for both sides.

What also took me off guard is finding out about Jane's family. We learn more about her past and it brings…

Review: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quirky, fun and yet somber at times, Ms. Sparks' latest series is one not to miss. I love this dragon theme and I particularly like these special children born on a specific night when both moons are present. This family made by choice rather than blood is endearing. With the latest sister, Gwennore up as the latest sister to find love, her trials are no less than her sisters.

Gwennore is a spunky elf who knows her value in spite of those deriding her appearance and specifically her identity as an elf. The last thing she is expects, is to be abducted by dragons and held captive by a mad queen. Gweenore is ideally suited for the situation she finds herself in. She is able to protect her young niece and possible solve a centuries old curse.

This story hits many of the emotions which pulls a reader into the story. We fear for Gwennore and her niece's life. Anger and frustration definitely appear as …

a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight release blitz

Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018


I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule,
I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.
Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.
Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.
I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go
anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.
I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong,
but I want my time first. I want my time with her.
She’s mine.
No matter what.
Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standal…

Review: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance

Sergio is a hearbreaker #darkromance #review @givemebooksblog and @NatashaKnight13
Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Not sure what to expect other than a dark kinky read, this book threw me for a loop. I'm not sure if I have completely reconciled what I read. This is part of a trilogy yet it can be read as a standalone. I have not read the first two books in this series and I think it is probably better that I did not. I wouldn't have been so painfully shocked.

This book is all about Sergio. As the eldest of three, he stands to inherit his father's thrown as Mafia king. He is ruthless and chased by personal demons. He is supposed to be some terrible monster yet I never found him to be that way. He comes across as a boy who tries so hard to meet the expectations of everyone else. He is the one who has all the burdens on his shoulders. What he wants to do is live a life free of attacks with a woman he loves. This incredibly ill-advised l…