Paranormal/Futuristic/Fantasy

51jWab2VByLTitle: Wruin
Author: Miranda Bailey
Reading Source: ARC
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Wruin:
Abigail lost everything overnight, including her identity!

The day Abigail finally has the courage to stand up for herself… she loses her job and the one person closest to her heart, her mother!

Despite her loss, she discovers the hidden truth about her family that leads to a dangerous journey away from West Virginia, to a new future ahead of her in England… to Wruin, a gorgeous man that Abigail is drawn to, even though she knows nothing about him and his ability to shift into a dragon.

REVIEW

The beginning of the book had so much potential, dragon, hidden woman, and so on- don’t want to give too much away. But then it kind of went a little sideways. There were more questions than answers, and the story came to the end very quickly. So yes I liked the beginning but I have mix feeling when it comes to the middle and ending. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review


thumbnail_unsealmekdps2Title: Unseal Me
Authors: D.S. Wrights & Lilth Dark
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Unseal Me

Returning for the summer to her rural home, pre-med student Joana “Jo” Mallory crashes into her teenage crush and elusive neighbor Colin Thompson.
Leaving on the spur of the moment after a family car crash that left Colin and his younger brother Jackson orphans, he joined the military and never looked back. Until now. In order to finance Jax’s Master’s degree, he has returned to dissolve his abandoned parent’s house, renovate and sell it. Or so it seems.
The once fun-loving and audacious Colin has changed in a way that re-ignites Jo’s attraction to him like a firestorm. He’s silent, brooding, mysterious and keeps to himself, but still bad luck seems to follow him where ever he goes.
After a sizzling one night stand, dumbfounded Jo ends up being blown off.
Believing that Colin simply suffers from PTSD after being the lone survivor of his team, Jo sets out to help him, just to learn a terrifying truth, that changes everything.

REVIEW
So this is my first D.S. Wrights and Lilith Dark story and going into it I had an open mind thank goodness because again I had no idea what I was in for. This book is interesting in a wonderful another worldly way. Jo and Colin have known each other for ages but have not seen each other. So when they find themselves in a bar Jo notices that Colin is just a little different.
This is a well-written story that I did not want to put down. I will diffidently read other stories from these authors. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

 

 

 

Title: Incubus
Author: Celia Aaron
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Incubus:

An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body…until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.
Lilah will do anything to return home, including betraying Roth. As she spins her web of lies, Roth begins a slow, wicked seduction that eventually threatens to consume them both. But when Lilah’s deceit comes to light, will their torrid love affair be able to overcome a pact with the darkest of gods?
Author’s Note: This is a full-length fantasy romance.

 REVIEW
When I started writing this review I was really conflicted because this is such a good book, it hits everything you could want in a paranormal romance. But anything I seem to come up with didn’t seem to hit the mark. So here is what I came up with after an hour of debate.
Incubus is the start of what is shaping up to be the start of a wonderful series. Roth and Lilah are an unexpected couple which to say it takes a long time for them to get there. This wonderful story takes you from Mount Olympus to our world, to Hell. Lilah and Roth are complicated beautifully written characters that bring the paranormal world to life. This is a must read! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

 

 

Title:  Close Encounter of the Sexy Kind
Authors: Abbie Zanders & Jessie Lane
Reading Source: ARC/PROMOTION
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About Close Encounter of the Sexy Kind

Detective Ryan Winslet is a by-the-book kind of girl. The one and only time she allowed her personal feelings to cloud her judgement, the results were devastating. Now she’s getting a chance to make things right, but a certain sexy nightclub owner is muddying the waters.
Tiberius Maximus isn’t the first Aequorian prince to be exiled to Earth. Like his ancestors, he came, he saw, and he conquered. He’s vanquished his enemies, gained a fiercely loyal family, and runs an incredibly successful nightclub that might push a few legal human boundaries. The only thing he doesn’t have is the life mate he so desperately craves – until a salty blonde saunters into his club one night.
When the no-nonsense detective meets the exiled prince, their chemistry is off the intergalactic charts. Tiberius is convinced she’s the one for him, but Ryan’s not taking the bait. Sure, he’s über hot and seems like a great catch, but he’s also involved in some fishy business and thinks he’s from another planet.
Should she follow her head and throw him back? Or follow her instincts… and her heart… and jump into the deep end?

REVIEW  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is my first Annie Sander story. And I enjoyed the story line and the characters are strong. It’s nice to see a strong female character that equals the male.
In will be reading Abby again. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Series: Vakarran Captives
Author: Sara Fields
Reading Source: ARC/PROMOTIONAL
Book 1: Conquered
Book 2: Mastered
Book 3: Abducted
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Book 1: Conquered
Book 2: Mastered
Book 3: Abducted

About Conquered:

They’ve conquered Earth. She’s next.

I’ve lived in hiding since the Vakarrans arrived, helping my band of human survivors evade the aliens who now rule our world with an iron fist. But my luck ran out.

Captured by four of their fiercest warriors, I know what comes next. They’ll make an example of me, to show how even the most defiant human can be broken, trained, and mastered.

I promise myself that I’ll prove them wrong, that I’ll never yield, even when I’m stripped bare, publicly shamed, and used in the most humiliating way possible.

But my body betrays me.

My will to resist falters as these brutes share me between the four of them and I can’t help but wonder if soon, they will conquer my heart…

REVIEW  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kira and her sister are hiding out from the aliens that have invaded Earth. She is a fighter, a rebel, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. Kira is very proud of the humans she has hidden and will do anything to protect them. So when she goes to help the woman running into one of her hidden traps she does it without thought to herself.

Zaavyr, Jax, Coltan, and Aedan are Vakarran warriors. They had been watching Kira from their spaceship and wanted her. So they set her up to get caught. They never knew that the little human would keep them on their toes. Or turn their hearts into mush.

I loved this story. Yes, it is full of steamy sex and four hot aliens. But it also has a great story and I can’t wait to see where it goes. This story does not end on a cliffhanger but remembers there are sisters. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

About Mastered:

They captured her. They punished her. Now they will master her.

First the Vakarrans took my home. Then they took my sister. Now, they have taken me.

As a prisoner of four of their fiercest warriors, I know what fate awaits me. Humans who dare to fight back the way I did are not just punished, they are taught their place in ways so shameful I shudder to think about them.

The four huge, intimidating alien brutes who took me captive are going to claim me in every way possible, using me more thoroughly than I can imagine. I despise them, yet as they force one savage, shattering climax after another from my naked, quivering body, I cannot help but wonder if soon I will beg for them to master me completely.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yes, this is the second book to this Vakarran Captives series, and I would say go ahead and read the first one since the woman are all connected by being sisters. But you don’t have to. I mean they do interconnect in some spots but you won’t lose the main parts of this book if you do skip the first book.

I enjoyed this story. I liked the first one a little better but not enough of a difference to take a star away. The ending is what made it a 5 star for me. I loved the ending. 🙂

Aliana is a strong-willed woman just like her sister Kira but she is also weakened because Kira kept her from doing any hard work out in the “real world” so when Kira goes missing Aliana has to step up and do what needs to be done. But when Aliana captures her first Vakarran she doesn’t take all the precautions she should have and gets herself captured.

Ryder, Morgn, Davon, and Aarom find themselves with a rogue sister of Kira’s and know that if their boss Nix gets a hold of her, she will never be the same again if she lives through his punishment. So while protecting her the best they can they also train her in submission and being a captive. But it isn’t all fun and games. Things get pretty dicey and lives are on the line.

Another great story by Sara and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us.

About Abducted:

They found her. They took her. Now they will claim her.

When I left Earth behind to become a Celestial Mate, I was promised a perfect match. But four Vakarrans decided they wanted me, and Vakarrans don’t ask for what they want, they take it.

These fearsome, savagely sexy alien warriors don’t care what some computer program thinks would be best for me. They’ve claimed me as their mate, and soon they will claim my body.

I planned to resist, but after I was stripped bare and shamefully punished, they teased me until at last I pleaded for the climax I’d been so cruelly denied. When I broke, I broke completely. Now they are going to do absolutely anything they please with me, and I’m going to beg for all of it.

REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mya and her family have escaped earth just when the Vakarran has invaded earth. Her family was rich enough to hide out in the Celestial Mates Dating Service all of these years. But now it is time for her and her sister to be matched. When Mya’s information is put into the machine a rare and unusual alien comes up. Not only is Mya surprised but so is everyone else. But no sooner does she meet her match, the ship is attacked.

Talor, Dex, Ejan, and Biran have been exiled for years. When they see Mya’s information go across the dating service they knew she was for them. So they take her. What happens next is a steamy, yummy, and really good story.

As always Sara brings a great story to life. I loved the ending and can’t wait to see where she brings us next


 

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Series: Prism Fae Romance
Author: Royally Screwed
Reading Source: BOOKSPROUT/ARC
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Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Royally Screwed

Brook Donovan isn’t looking to settle for a ‘possible’ happily ever after. She wants all or nothing, and all includes charm, intellect, frequent flier miles, and hot sex. Unfortunately, her high demands haven’t attracted anyone even close.

A chance encounter introduces her Gerri Wilder, and next thing Brook knows, she’s Earth’s liaison for a fae duke.

Duke Kerren Aodhán of Weylan Barrows is looking to escape the fae world of Prism. His life has been predictable for too long, and he’s finally ready to write his own story.

The catch? The rules of the fae stretch across the portal, with consequences he couldn’t have seen coming, and Brook is caught in the crossfires. It seems like Kerren’s attempt at normalcy has left them both Royally Screwed.

REVIEWMy first book of Godiva Glenn and I really enjoyed it. The characters, storyline, and sex are hot. I would differently read more of Godiva. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Series: Dark Fantasy
Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
Book 1: Snow and the Seven Huntsmen
Book 2: Red and Her Wolves
Book 3: Queen and the Kingsmen
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Book 1: Snow and the Seven Huntsmen
Book 2: Red and Her Wolves
Book 3: Queen and the Kingsmen

About Snow and the Seven Huntsmen:

This is no fairytale…
They’ve been sent to break me.
Not one, but seven.
They plan to steal my beauty, my innocence.
Seven Hunters to track me down and claim me as theirs.
I try to run, but it is hopeless.
They have caught me.
I am their prey, their prize, to do with as they please.
But I will capture something far more precious… the Huntsmen’s hearts.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

 

About Red and the Wolves

This is no fairytale…
As the Blood Moon rises, I’ve been chosen.
Chosen to serve, to obey…to die…for no one survives their time with the Wolves.
As I am dressed in the ceremonial Red Hood, all I can think of is escape.
But there is no escape.
The lives of my village depend on my submission to the accursed Wolves.
There are five of them.
Five men cursed to live as Wolves.
Cursed for generations, forced to protect my village from the dark forces.
But they demand a heavy price for their protection. Me.
Five against one…against me alone.
My only hope for survival is to tame the wolves…but submission is not in my nature.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

 

About Queen and the Kingsmen

This is no fairytale…
Captured and imprisoned.
They seek to break my curse by breaking me.
They want to know what I did to Briar Rose, but I will never tell
And I will not submit, no matter what tortures they have planned.
I am stronger than the Kingsmen.
Not just one man, but four.
For I am the powerful and feared Queen.
My curse will stand.

REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Series: Darkest Nightmares
Authors: Elizabeth Knox & Brynn Burke
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Darkness:

Jett
For generations, I have been the being who lurks in the dark. The one that feeds on the screams of pain and fear, cold sweats and the nightmares in which I cause. I am the monster you warned your children about.
No one can escape my clutches, no matter how hard they try; I show them who they truly are deep down.
Centuries ago, I was possessed by a creature of whom I had no name for. I was nothing but your average human, a man who was fighting for his king and slaying many monsters in his name. The next thing I knew, I became that monstrosity that I tried to eliminate every day of my life. In the matter of hours, everything had changed drastically. I was used to fighting the dark and suddenly the dark became part of me.
There is no reasoning for what I have become. I embrace it – embrace the hideousness of my appearance because no one is as grotesque as I.
I am bitter. I don’t want to be the man who surrounds myself in a cloak of shadows, of serpents and arachnids, of smoke and ghouls. I want to return to the glory days. If only it was that simple.

Haven
Throughout my entire life I have felt out of place, that is until one day I discovered a place where I didn’t feel like the outcast that others made me out to be. I didn’t feel ugly, sinister, or even dark compared to those who I surrounded myself with.
I was a human, or so I thought.
I didn’t know that only supernaturals could gain entry into Sanctuary, not until I walked through those doors and began speaking to the others. It’s name is exactly what it is – a Sanctuary for all supernaturals and paranormals regardless of beliefs. It was the one place we could all go to that wouldn’t result in bloodshed, agony or pain.
I have been here for years, becoming friends with the owner of this place and ultimately landing myself a job as a barmaid and having a warm place to rest my head. Still, I do not know what I am. I have talked to the others and they have told me stories of paranormals with great powers who have to wait to discover their abilities.
It seems I am one of these rare and far between. I only wish that things were simple, but I know better. Nothing was ever simple in this life.

REVIEW

I have to be honest. It took me a bit to get into this story. I was a bit confused when I first started with this story. Be warned that this book is written in 3 characters voices, so that took me by surprise. You have Jett, Darkness (who are the same person), and Haven. Jett is the human host to Darkness. Haven is a human or so she thinks.

Darkness knows what Haven is but all he wants to do is protect her, which is not something he has ever done before. Darkness is all about taking and never giving. So when he makes Jett start protecting her Jett is blown away.

Haven has always thought of herself as human. But when she shows up at Sanctuary she doesn’t know that it only lets supernaturals in. When she sees Jett from across the room she immediately feels a connection to him. But it is more the let’s get laid chemistry.

This book ends on a cliff BUT it is so worth your time to read!


 

 

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