Fantasy Land

Where romance finds the light

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Series: Heaven’s Rejects Volume 1
Author: Avelyn Paige
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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Goodreads

About Heaven’s Rejects :
Join the Heaven’s Rejects brotherhood with the first three books of the series bundled together for the first time.
Sins of the Father – Prequel Novella
Absolute power corrupts absolutely; it was a harsh lesson that my father learned too late. Now we’re all going to burn for his mistakes.
Heaven Sent – HRMC #1
Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation, or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?
Angels and Ashes – HRMC #2
When Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business, Raze finds himself questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory. How can he resist an angel bathed in the ashes of the fallen?

So this is my first Avelyn Paige book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. This box set is the perfect way to wet your appetite. I love MC books and Avelyn does a great story.

Sins of the Father:

Starts us with a novella with how Raze becomes the president of the Heaven’s Rejects. Raze’s father is the president at the time, and this shows what is going on and how the Rejects fall and raise under Raze.

Heaven Sent:

We jump ahead quite a bit with Heaven Sent. We go to Hero who is not in the first novella at all. So I was a little lost at first. We are introduced to a bunch of new characters and find that Raze is older and married. Hero is his VP and finds his love in this book.

Dani is that love. She moves to Cali from Ohio under suspicious circumstances. Of course, we don’t find out till later what it is.
I enjoyed Dani and Hero, their relationship is beautiful. They are both broken and in need of each other, even if they won’t admit it.

Angels and Ashes:

So this is where I get a little unconfused. This story is about Darcy (Jagger’s wife) and Raze. We get no real backstory on Raze and Maj, but we get enough. Maj is a psychotic bi*ch that is put to the side by Raze, due to some things that go on in the last book. But Darcy wants to know what happened to her husband. She is a strong old lady and she has children that she wants to be able to support and say that their daddy was a strong man. But what she finds out is so much more than she ever imagined. But will Raze be there to help her or destroy her little family?

I really enjoyed this story. It was great to see Darcy and Raze fall in love. Even though all the pain they cause each other, they find they’re happy ever after.

I would highly recommend this box set. I am happy to have read it. And I will be reading more!!

Series: Hard N’ Dirty
Authors: Aubrey Cara, Alta Hensley, Tara Crescent, Renee Rose, Alexis Alvarez, Jane Henry, Ava Sinclair, Lee Savino
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC/BOUGHT
*Can be read in any order
Getting Dirty
Filthy Fight
Hard Wood
Blaze
Hammered
Jacked Up
Drilled
Beauty and the Lumberjacks
Goodreads Links
Getting Dirty
Filthy Fight
Hard Wood
Blaze
Hammered
Jacked Up
Drilled
Beauty and the Lumberjacks

About Getting Dirty:
Perfection isn’t always so perfect.
All I’ve done since I was seventeen is try to prove my father wrong.
Try to prove I am better than him and his perfect lineage. His perfect name.
Anyone who has gotten in my way of attaining that goal I consider collateral damage.
Now my life has spiraled so far out of my control, I’m free falling, and for whatever reason Jess and Jace feel like a safe haven.
They’re not. They’re two blips from my past. And that’s where I should have left them.
We come from different worlds.
Whatever we have can only exist in this moment.
They’re just two dirty mechanics.
And I’ve spent my whole life avoiding getting dirty.


Man, I loved this story. I have never read Aubrey Cara before and I didn’t read
the blurb either, to be honest. I read this story because it is part
of the Hard N’ Dirty series. So I just drove right in and I am so happy
I did. I got some great freaking characters and a wonderful story.

The brothers were amazing and Madeline is a headcase. But Jace and Jess bring
out the best in Madeline and she needs them so badly but refuses to
accept it. That is what makes this story so wonderful. The push and pull
between them all. This is a must read book and a great start to this standalone series

About Filthy Fight:
I know better than to fall for the bad boy, a disgraced boxer, a man with demons.
I never mix business with pleasure.
My mind screams no, but my body demands.
Harder.
Faster.
More.
I’m no match for him when he fights dirty.
His dark past comes back to haunt us, but the secrets and hidden intentions only pull me closer.
I should keep it clean, but I can’t resist the
Filthy Fight.

Alta brought
a great story to life. I enjoyed Mateo and Julep’s love story. It was intense, brought tears to my eyes, and made me want to throw my kindle
across the room.

Julep is trying to get her fathers gym back
up to what it was in the glory days. Shamrocks is
in need of a great fighter. Her friend tells her about a fighter that is not fighting anymore
due to throwing a fight and having issues with gambling. He has cleaned
up his act and is looking to getting back in the game.
Mateo had
his reasons for doing what he did. But he doesn’t need to explain himself
to anyone- or so he feels. But when Julep shows up at his house and
offers him a second chance at his dream, he just might have to come out
with the truth.
These two may start out as a working relationship
, but you can feel the heat right away. It doesn’t take long for
them to see that there is more to their relationship than just working
. I greatly enjoyed this story about sacrifice and love.

About Hard Wood:
Cat Milnick’s Summer To-Do List
1. Get my new brewpub up and running.
2. Ignore the wickedly handsome Dom Wilde and his kinky furniture.
3. No more carpenter puns.Screw and hammer. Tongue and groove. Nail gun.
4. Focus on the beer.
5. Remember: If I fail, I’ll have to go back to working for my evil ex-boyfriend.
6. Don’t get turned on when Dom calls me his little spitfire in his sexy, smoky growl.
And above all, don’t get too attached to his…ahem…‘hard wood.’

I love Tara Crescent and was so excited to read this story in the Hard N’ Dirty series and it really did not disappoint. The characters are very interesting
and the chemistry is off the hook. The only issue I had is that
I felt like I was coming into a series because of the other characters
. Like everyone had their own stories and I should already know
their love stories.
But when it comes to this story it is pretty
dang good. Cat has just moved to the same town as Dom to start a brewery. She is a tightly wound woman that knows this is all she has and needs
it to work. But when she meets Dom she finds something else she really
wants too.
Dom is a carpenter and is good with his hands. He made some items for Cat’s new restaurant and they become friends. But the chemistry is just too much for him to ignore. But Dom has a problem with commitment. So what will he do when he finds himself falling for this wonderful woman that has fallen into his lap?

About Blaze:
A dirty talking fireman + His fiery new recruit
= Enough heat to start a three alarm fire.

Lia:
Here’s what I know: Firemen are nicer than cops.
More predictable. They have that same hero desire but it burns brighter.
They’re not quite as power-hungry or controlling. Except for the captain.
They call him Blaze and he’s got a streak of controlling cop for sure.
It’s a trait that unfortunately makes my knees go weak in a boss.
Especially a beefy fire captain boss.
Blaze:
Having smoking hot Lia Burke in my firehouse might be the death of me.
I can’t stand the other guys ogling her. They are not exactly PC.
It’s locker room talk around here twenty-four seven.
I swear I’m going to have a sexual harassment claim on my hands in less than a month.
And I’ll probably be the guy who crosses the line first.

This is the 4th book of the Hard N’ Dirty (all standalone) series. Blaze is a hot and dirty firefighter based story. In this one, we get Lia and Blaze the captain of their station.
Lia has a love/hate relationship
with fire. She is known to have started a fire in her family
home when she was a child. Now she is a firefighter and is more than
willing to make up for what she has done. But sometimes what is done
in the past can not be undone.
Blaze
was there that night when
that house was up in flames. He knows that Lia has a past with fire and
that she might not have what it takes. But he also wants to bend her
over his desk.
These two characters have a lot to work out between
them. Neither wants to give in and both are very headstrong. But one
place they can get along is in the bedroom. Blaze is a giver and is into
kink. Lia is new to it and loves that Blaze wants to take care of her outside the station house. Can these two find a middle ground?

About Hammered:
The environmental chick? Yeah, she’s hot.
I’d love to bend her over the hood of her stupid little electric car and smack that ass.
But the project comes first.
I don’t have time for dating, especially tree-huggers. I have to get this build completed on time.
But a kiss never hurt anyone… right?
She just better not be playing me to get info on my boss. Or shut down this project.
Because she’ll find out that I can give as good as I get.
That I have creative ways to punish her.
Get her begging for more…


I usually enjoy Alexis Alvarez and her stories. But I didn’t particularly like
this one. I liked the main two characters, Talia and Dane. But I didn’t really like the story or the secondary
set of characters. I did finish
the book because I wanted to find out how they got the bad guys, and of course, the book was yummy LOL.
Bottom line, I could not connect
with the storyline and the secondary characters, but I did enjoy Talia and Dane when they were together.
I am a little iffy on if
I would recommend this book but since it is part of this series I guess I would. They are all standalone so it would have to be up to the reader to read.

About Jacked Up:
I’ll show her who her daddy is.
When daddy’s little girl comes into my repair shop begging for help, I agree.
With conditions.
I don’t want her money.
I want her.
The pretty little girl will pay off her debts… but she’ll have to get her hands a little dirty.


FINALLY!!! Finally, in this standalone series, we get our Daddy fun time. Haha. Jane brings her dirty mind to Jacked Up. Tanya is in big trouble if she doesn’t
get her fathers car fixed. It isn’t just any kind of car, it is a historical kind of car that should never have been driven. So she goes to
the one place she knows can do it and do it right.
Levi owns that
place. But when Levi sets his eyes on Tanya he doesn’t want her money
he wants her. And these two put each other through their steps. Levi might be her daddy, but Tanya is still new to it all and she will do
what she wants when it comes to being out of the bedroom.
This book made me laugh, roll my eyes, and just really enjoyed it. Another great book by Jane!

About Drilled:
Iris Tremaine is rich, sexy, beautiful, and way above my pay grade. But that’s not about to stop me.
The attraction is mutual and intense. Iris has never been with a man like me, a man who overwhelms her, a man who says and does things to her that her pedigreed boyfriends never dreamed of.
If her oil baron father finds out, losing my job will be the least of my worries. Roger Tremaine will never accept the thought of a common roustabout putting big, dirty hands on his little princess.
When Iris gets pulled into a plan to cover up the company’s poor safety record, she needs my help to expose the truth. Getting involved raises the stakes for both of us. When it comes down losing her inheritance or the rough love of the only man who’s ever given her real pleasure, which will Iris choose? 

Rich taken care of daddies girl, Iris comes home to help her father take care
of business that is not going so well news-wise. She is told what to
do and how to do it. Needless to say, Iris is not happy and things are
going south fast.
Cal is working for Iris’s father at the oilfield
. He does his job gets his check and goes home. He doesn’t want complications
. He is hoping to find a wife and someday have that white picket
fence with the 2.5 children. But when Iris shows up at the garage to
get her tired fixed, these two are hot for each other. What transpires
next is a wonderful story of mystery and two adults that find each
other in a weird time for each of them. And Iris grows while you read this, which is wonderful to read. Great story!

About Beauty and the Lumberjack:
After this logging season, I’m never having sex again. Because: reasons.
But first, I have a gig earning room and board and ten thousand dollars by ‘entertaining’ 8 lumberjacks. Eight strong and strapping Paul Bunyan types, big enough to break me in two.
There’s Lincoln, the leader, the stern, silent type…
Jagger, the Kurt Cobain look-alike, with a soul full of music and rockstar moves…
Elon & Oren, ginger twins who share everything…
Saint, the quiet genius with a monster in his pants…
Roy and Tommy, who just want to watch…
And Mason, who hates me and won’t say why, but on his night tries to break me with pleasure…
The lumberjacks own me: body, mind and orgasms.
But when they discover my secret–the reason I’m hiding from the world–everything changes.

I have to say that I was not expecting this many men
in this book. I loved it though. Lee brought a young woman in need to
a group of men that
had no idea that they had this much protection in them.

This book has suspense, love, hot sex, and sweetness in the least expected place. I loved it. What a way to end this series. 🙂

Series: Cards of Love
Authors: Multiple
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC/KINDLE UNLIMITED/BOUGHT
*All Standalones
*Can be read in any order
Justice
The Tower
Knight of Swords
Ace of Swords
Three of Swords
Nine of Swords
The High Priestess
Knight of Wands
The Hanged Man
The Moon
Queen of Pentacles
The World
The Emperor
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Justice
The Tower
Knight of Swords
Ace of Swords
Three of Swords
Nine of Swords
The High Priestess
Knight of Wands
The Hanged Man
The Moon
Queen of Pentacles
The World
The Emperor

About Justice:
Justice was brought to me against her will.
Now I can’t let her go.

In the secret world of the ultra-wealthy, everything comes with a price.
The price for breaking the rules? Punishment.
The richest families don’t bother with courtrooms to enforce their codes of honor.
No—they come to me.
And they plan in advance.
Justice came to my doorstep without warning.
Kicking. Screaming. Fighting.
The sight of her set my blood ablaze.
But my entire existence depends on discretion.
If I step out of line, the consequences will be deadly.
So I’ll take her over my lap.
I’ll discipline her as long as it takes.
And I’ll pretend not to notice that she loves it.
Because if I let the fire in her eyes get to me…
…it’ll burn my world to the ground.

About The Tower:
Keane Hastings. Wanted criminal, ruthless assassin – and now my sole protector in a world that is out to get me.
But he is part of that world.
There’s a bullet left in his gun, and it’s meant for me.
Strapped to his strong chest I fall into the abyss, unsure what I will find at the bottom.
Death?
Mercy?
Or… love?
No. How could I possibly fall for the man whose job it is to kill me? A man who took everything away from me and is now holding me as his captive, just waiting for the right moment to turn the passion between us into a deadly finale?
We both know what he has to do.
We both know that there’s hell to pay if we don’t stop this.
Yet, here we are. On our road to ruin…

I love Linnea’s stories and this one is no different. This is a dark, twisted and sexy story. The insta-love story between Keane and Libby is a great way to pass the time.
I would highly recommend reading this story!

About Knight of Swords:
Sometimes the most beautiful souls are the most broken.
Protect.
From the minute I met her, I wanted to offer my protection.
Desire.
All I have to offer is my jaded heart, broken soul, and undying love.
Sacrifice.
I gave up my pride, my hostility, and my heart to make her happy.
Justice.
Fuck the consequences, I would’ve given up anything, even my life, to keep her safe.
Tragic.
Both our lives were soaked in tragedy from day one.
Reckless.
I ignored the people who warned me he was dead inside.
Truth.
He was as broken as I was.
Strength.
Together, we’d heal our hearts and stitch together our souls.

This is a wonderful story of young love that finally does go right. Autumn brings two people that are in need of love together and they find it together.
Roman has grown up in foster care and has never been given anything help make a better life. When he meets Juliet he finally finds his kindred spirit.
Juliet has not had an easy life either. Her parents are gone and she lives with her aunt and uncle, neither really want her. So she does well in school and hopes to go to college. But when Roman enters the picture he is just something that brightens her day.
These two deserve love and in the end, they find it together. Great story and a must read!

About Ace of Swords:
Enemies to Lovers crash together in this forbidden romance from USA Today Bestseller Nora Flite!
Smart men don’t sleep with their boss’s daughter.
It’s one of the easiest rules.
There are no late hours spent pouring over data or carefully gathered notes to decide if, for sure, you shouldn’t grab hold of that forbidden woman.
That you shouldn’t ache to kiss her.
To make her scream your name.
I’m a smart man.
So why didn’t I follow the rules?

About Three of Swords:
It’s impossible to get over what we had.
He was everything – irresistibly handsome, ruthlessly elite, and seemingly untouchable – while I was nothing.
Yet he protected me when I was at my lowest; more than that, he wanted me.
He devoured me… and I did the same to him.
Until it all fell apart and I ran as far away from Madox as I could. After all, the two of us were never meant to be together.
I never thought I’d see him again, years later. Let alone be under him in the way I’ve craved since we said goodbye.
The attraction between us still burns like fire, but time can’t change the past. And I don’t know if it’s possible for us to mend all of our broken pieces.

About Nine of Swords:
They hired me to keep her safe. I never planned to give her a baby.
My job was to do what I do best.
Watch my target. Protect them at all costs. Kill anyone who gets in my way.
My weapon of choice? Anything with a sharp edge.
But the second I see my newest client, I know I’m in trouble.
The pain in her eyes, her sinful body, those sky-high, take-me-hard, spiked heels I can’t ignore.
In one night, we share more than I thought possible.
Our secrets.
Our torments.
Her bed.
I never expected she’d give me so much more.
Until I find out she’s having my baby.
Then out of nowhere, the threat of danger becomes real.
But I’m ready.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, even if it means laying down my own life.

3 1/2 ⭐️’s
I wanted to give this story so many more stars, to be honest. But I couldn’t. This story left more questions than answers, for the story that Bella gave it was too short, and I felt like I was missing something.
I know one of the authors took her card and added it to her already growing lists of stories and she just took her already developed characters and went with it, but she warned us and to be honest I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. But with this story I did. Maybe, later on, we will get more from Blade and Sydney which would be great. But for now, it is an interesting story for sure.

About The High Priestess:
Damen Aetos. Mob boss. Madman.
And soon to be my husband.
He doesn’t care that I’m a virgin.
Doesn’t care about my beauty.
Nothing matters to him but my last name.
By marrying me, the Madman ensures that a centuries-old bargain will be met.
The fact that he gets me — gets to do anything to me that he wants — is just icing on the cake for him.
But I have secrets too, lurking beneath my pretty surface.
Secrets, lies, and a power greater than either of us can imagine.
The question is, when The High Priestess comes calling, how will he respond?

About Knight of Wands:
Kaitlynn
My dream was to cook my way to fame and fortune, not run myself ragged keeping my late parents’ quaint restaurant afloat. My sister is useless, I’m chronically short-staffed, and even Gertie, my antiquated oven, hates me.
Then in charges Oliver, like a Golden Knight. He’s hunky, charming, and makes others feel at ease. He’s earnest and kind, optimistic and extroverted. He’s my best friend…and my sister’s ex. Picking up the slack like he never left all those years ago is difficult. He makes my body shiver with the lightest touch, the slightest smile. It would be so easy to let him be my knight in shining armor. But I can’t let him, even though he makes Gertie purr like a kitten.
Oliver
I practically grew up waiting tables alongside KitKat. She’s a brilliant chef, but it’s clear she’s no manager. I’ve noticed other changes in her since her letters stopped coming to me in Iraq. There’s fire burning in her green eyes—and pain.
One kiss was meant to comfort. But it explodes into searing passion so white-hot, not even the tallest, iciest sweet tea can quench it. I shouldn’t try. She doesn’t want help, especially not mine. But a kiss like that is the beginning of a promise. A promise that won’t stop until I help her find her dream.

I adored this story. Two people that have been pulled apart for years but have kept each other up with letters. So when Oliver shows back up in town after retiring from the military and finds out Kaitlynn has taken over her families diner, he finds himself back in her life.
Kaitlynn is forced to come back and take over the family business. Her sister is a bi*ch and is no help. Everything is falling apart and there is no money, she is really just tired of it. But when Oliver walks in and offers to help her, she really doesn’t know if it is worth taking it or walking away.
I enjoyed this short story. There is a lot of emotions and conflict but the love shines through in this book. Another great book added to the Cards series.

About The Hanged Man:
Criminal. Outlaw. Murderer.
That’s only a few of the names people call me, and all of them are true.
I did the unforgivable. I killed a man in broad daylight.
I did it for her.
I paid my dues, did my time.
Now I’m out and I want her back, no matter the cost.
She hates me, but that won’t stop me from hunting after her.
I need her to be mine again.
And there’s a secret I have to tell …
But everything has its price.
I’m willing to pay.
Is she?

I am so excited about this series of books by these authors. Clarissa came out with a bang of a story.
I will be honest at first I was confused about what was going on. But it didn’t take long to figure out that this is a dark but humanely sweet story. This story is about what would you do for your child? Would you do anything to save the child you love with all your heart no matter what it did to you? And then would you do anything to save your family?
I loved this novella. In what is a short amount of pages, Clarissa shows you what true love and family means. Loved it.

About The Moon:
She’s angry that I left. I’m angry that I died.
It’s the trouble with our two lives: we don’t only have one past to work through, but two. Double the pain, twice the betrayal.
A million times the tragedy.
***The Moon is the story of Merlin and Nimue from the New Camelot trilogy. It’s recommended that you read the trilogy first, as there are American King spoilers in The Moon.***

I will say that I did not know that this story went with Sierra’s other books. So at first, I felt a little out of place. BUT it didn’t last long.
Merlin and Nimue really do have a love for the ages. This book will take you over hundreds of years of their love and reincarnations of them finding each other every time. It was not hard to give this story a 5-star rating.
Now I just have to go back and read the other stories.

About Queen of Pentacles:
She had a smile that could drop any man to his knees, and all I wanted to do was corrupt her.
With just a few smooth words, I got my wish. She melted when I touched her, her voice nothing but moans.
When it was all over, I didn’t expect to see her again. Flash ahead to Monday morning and I’m shocked to find out she’s my new boss.
Power, wealth, a body I could ride for days; this woman had it all.
The attraction between us is explosive, the look in her eyes just begs me for more.
There’s only one problem, her ex-boyfriend doesn’t want me near her.
He tells me she’s off limits, and he’s willing to tear her apart to win this war.
But I don’t take orders from stuck-up suit who already had his chance.
She’s my queen now.

This is a cute story, about what would you give up for love. Nola and Ash are a good couple, this is an insta love story between them. A great addition to the Cards of Love series.

About The World:
The Swift Family baseball dynasty is a Tennessee institution. But it’s brothers are known for more than their athletic prowess. First born Brick is tall, sexy, wealthy and intelligent. Unfortunately for the women of Memphis, he’s carrying old wounds that keep even the most remote chance for real love at a distance. As a respected sports agent, his athletes are the sole recipients of his attention.
January Jordan is at the top of her game. She recently negotiated the year’s biggest contract for her Memphis Mavericks client. Independent, funny, and free as a bird, she’s not looking for a man to fulfill her already satisfying life. There’s no time!
Then fate looks their way. A chance meeting ignites a flash fire between them that burns every excuse to ashes and makes denial impossible.
Oh, and that tarot card with the dancing figure found lying on the step of January’s house? Destiny’s greeting.

This is a sweet and shorter love story. Leslie brings a friendship to love in a wonderful way. I loved January and Brick and their romance.
Brick has a past that is heartbroken but January just might be able to heal him. And January doesn’t take crap from anyone. She works in a male-dominated world and is not looking for a relationship, but enjoyed her friendship with Brick. But when it becomes sexual is she ready for more?

About The Emperor
I’m supposed to be over Ryker Marino. It’s been years since I last saw him. I’ve built a new life in a new city. So why am I still obsessing about him?
He wanted me seven years ago, but I want him now.
When my dark past comes back to haunt me, I leave my peaceful life and walk right into the hornet’s nest…
I did something bad. So very bad. And now, I’m finally going to pay the price for my mistake.
But what happens when my past and present intertwine in Venice, Italy? Can I outrun the mad woman coming after me? And will Ryker and I reunite?

What a freaking read. OMG. This story takes a few twists and turns to light and you really have no idea what is going to happen until really the end. But what a ride it is.
Ryker is the Emperor he buys and sells things which in most cases has curses. Which he really could care less about. But his main thing is finding the one girl that he is in love with.
Ginger is in hiding. There are some major issues when it comes to her family but she doesn’t even really know the half of it. When she finally comes out of hiding things are even worse then she thinks. And when she finds Ryker and finds out what he has been up to. Will these two be able to forgive and forget?
Will the curse win out?
This is a must read story!

Series: The Vampire Covenant
Author: Betty Shreffler
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
Amazon
Goodreads

About The Vampire Covenant Series:
Embrace the Dawning (Book 1)
Kayci Pierce possesses strength, endurance, and accelerated healing that set her apart from normal humans–traits she’s never understood and kept hidden since childhood. She feels disconnected from the seemingly normal world around her–until she’s attacked by a creature she didn’t know exists and then rescued by a stranger she can’t forget. Dreams of the attractive, dangerous man haunt her and lead her into a world she was born for.
Adrian Spade spends most of his solitary nights hunting rogue vampires for the Covenant, until an undeniable attraction leads him to reveal his vampire identity and risk his life by saving Kayci’s. Tempted by her mysterious nature, Adrian finds himself drawn to Kayci and becomes her protector while she discovers the truth of the power she possesses.
Kayci’s relationship with Adrian brings her as much passion as it does danger. Now with a vampire revolution beginning and a romantic connection to a full-blood vampire, Kayci must work with Adrian to survive surrounding threats. As Kayci tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world, she’s forced to choose between the life she’s always known and her supernatural birthright.
Cruel Temptation (Book 2)
As the Covenant leader, Kayci Pierce’s primary goal is to protect her species. In an attempt to forge an alliance between vampires and lycans, she meets with the clan leader and his captivating and sexy brother, Cassius McCabe. The alpha wolf is a distraction Kayci can’t afford. Not when dangerous enemies are determined to destroy her, the only being powerful enough to eliminate them.
When one enemy gets too close, her only protection is the wolf she swore to avoid. With the lure of her desire putting her closer into his fiercely protective arms, temptation threatens the stability she thought she had possessed. Together, they fight back against a common enemy, but when the ashes of the battle fall, she’s left torn between the love of a vampire soldier or the wolf who wants her as his mate.
Dark and Beautiful Nights (Book 3)
One man will fight to keep her love while the other will do whatever it takes to win it.
Devotion keeps Kayci longing for Adrian’s return. Dark magic is the only way to free him and its cruel seduction has captured Kayci in its embrace. Cassius, unwilling to lose the one thing he’s longed for–his mate, fights for Kayci’s heart and saves her from her biggest threat…herself.
Pulled between unrestrainable desire for Cassius and her devotion to Adrian, leaves Kayci suffering from the worst battle she’s ever encountered…the one for her heart.

Wow. This is my first Betty Shreffler and I really enjoyed it. Kayci always knew she was a little different from everyone else. But it isn’t until after she is attacked by a vampire, that somethings start coming together. That night she also meets Adrian, a very old vampire. I loved how that this is a “real” story. It is not just full of sex and biting. I liked how Kayci takes everything in stride and doesn’t freak out about all the changes she is going through. Adrian has lived a long time and has never found someone to make a life with, let alone a “human” but he can’t stay away from her. Especially now that she is who she is. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review. One-click this wonderful series!

Series: Wicked Ever After
Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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About Wicked Ever After:
Start your journey through these deep, dark woods…
In these fairytales,
there is danger in the shadows,
the beasts bite,
and no heroine is truly safe.
Enjoy all three books from the Dark Fantasy series in one box set.
Snow & the Seven Huntsmen
Red & the Wolves
Queen & the Kingsmen
Come closer my pretties…If dark tales of danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not purchase.

Snow and the Seven Huntsmen:
This is NOT your typical fairytale. I have read some other authors who have dipped into the fairytale realm and it has been a hit and miss. But Zoe and Alta have gone to the extreme with Snow and her huntsmen. I mean you have to know that one woman and 7 men are bound to be kinky and hot. but this was dirty. 🙂
Each huntsman has its own kink and needs that Snow has to meet. She doesn’t get a choice in the matter (almost to the point of rape) so if you have a trigger on that, you might want to watch it. The Huntsman use her stepmother as a way to keep her compliant. If you want to live you will do as I say kind of thing.
But eventually, the wicked step-mother does show up. Then what will happen to everyone’s happy ever after?
This is a hot, steamy, reverse harem fairytale that I loved!

Red and The Wolves:
Take the warnings to heart, this is not your normal fairytale! If you read the first story by Zoe and Alta “Snow and the Seven Huntsman” you know they love their fairytales dirty. Well, this one is no different. I loved this one. All the wolves are different and are in need of Red for their own reasons. It has been centuries since they have had a woman and they act like it. I don’t know if I should have felt sorry for her or jealous at some points while reading this story. This is a great addition to this series.

Queen and Kingsman:
So this is the third story from Zoe Blake and Alta Hensley in the Dark Fantasy Series (all standalone) and what a way to end it.
This one is an offshoot of Sleeping Beauty. We get Queen Zelladine who may not be as bad as everyone thought. Princess Briar Rose is in need of help and sometimes it takes a bad person to do what needs to be done. But now that Zelladine has done a bad thing, the Four Kingsmen are coming after her.
Zelladine is not afraid of anyone, let alone the Kingsmen. But the Kingsmen have magic up their sleeves also. But when Zelladine puts herself in danger will they come to her defense or will they let her leave?
Another great fairytale from these two.

Series: Boston Underworld: The Collection
Author: A. Zavarelli
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC/BOUGHT
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About Boston Underworld: The Collection:
The complete Boston Underworld series box set includes six
full length novels- CROW, REAPER, GHOST, SAINT, THIEF, CONOR.

CROW:
He’s a killer. A mobster.
The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him.
So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow.
1.Keep a clear head and don’t get distracted.
2.Do what’s necessary and never forget why you’re there.
3.Never, and I mean never, fall for him.

REAPER:
He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal.
An Irish mobster.
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package.
But there’s also something off about him.
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word.
But we share a secret, he and I.
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind…
He won’t have a problem killing me too.

GHOST:
I have always been a bird. Caged by one prison or another when the only thing I ever wanted was to fly away.
Sold. Beaten. Starved. Drugged.
Nothing scares me anymore.
Until him.

SAINT:
Revenge is a dish best served in stilettos. I’ve got an eye for it, and nothing’s going to stand in my way. Not even Rory ‘The Saint’ Brodrick. He’s a fool if he thinks he can change me. By the time I’m through with him, I’ll make his mafia look like child’s play.
Cross me, Mr. Brodrick?
You better cross your heart and hope to die.

THIEF:
He’s Russian mafiya. A thief. A skilled liar with no moral boundaries. He is everything I have been taught to hate. A man who stands for nothing. A man who takes what he wants without a second thought.
And what he wanted was me.

CONOR:
Conor O’ Callahan was exactly the kind of danger I was trying to avoid. He was gorgeous as sin with an accent hotter than Hades, but that’s where the charm ended. He was also cynical, cold, and downright cranky.
So, you could imagine my surprise when he gave me a proposition. Marry him or lose my life.

CROW:
Crow is the story of Mack and Lachlan. Mack is a young woman looking for her friend in the underground world of the mafia.

Lachlan is high up on the mafia chain. When he meets Mack the story just begins.

Mack knows Lachlan and his mafia has something to do with her friend disappearance but she has to find out who took her friend and where her friend might be. She also has to make sure that while she is looking she doesn’t get caught and hurt herself. And while Lachlan has defiantly taken a liking to her, how far will she get finding her friend?

I loved this story and Lachlan. Mach grows up during this story and I enjoyed reading it.
REAPER:

This story between Ronan and Sasha is beautifully written. These two have a weird history and have been circling each other for a while, but Ronan doesn’t want to hurt Sasha anymore than she has been.

Sasha, on the other hand, wants love and she wants Ronan. But she has second thoughts when Ronan keeps running away from her. So she has to take the initiative for them to have a relationship.

Again this book is really well written and I loved Ronan and how he comes across. He is so sweet to Sasha but a death dealer to anyone that he loves.
GHOST:

Holy shit balls. What a wonderful book. I don’t know how A. Zavarelli keeps coming out with better and better books. Every time I read one of her books I keep thinking wow, where is she going to go next. It was a long wait for this book, but god was it worth it. I will diffidently reread this book again and again.. And god knows what Mrs. Zavarelli has in store for us next!!
SAINT:

There isn’t enough stars or words to say how wonderful A. Zavarelli books are. This series is unbelievable. Every story takes you on a journey with not only the two main characters but with the whole crew. It is like watching a 4 part mini-series (at least for now).
I loved Scarlett from the beginning when she was in Crow, Who would have known her history was so tragic. But from a tragedy comes something so powerful that it makes you hurt. She is the Satan (which by the way I love how he calls her that) to his Saint.
Saint, on the other hand, everyone should have someone like him on your side. No matter how many times Scarlett hurts Saint he comes back to her, knowing she is a good person deep down. And deep down there is more to her.
This is a wonderful story (of course) that everyone should read.