Monday, May 23, 2016

Flying High by Stormy Glenn

Title: Flying High
Series: Pacific Cove, 2
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/M
Word Count: 40,712
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Siren Publishing: The Stormy Glenn Ménage ManLove Collection: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, shape-shifters, HEA
When Joseph and Samuel Lake spot their mate while running through the woods, they know they can't leave without him. They have been looking for him their entire lives, but convincing the gorgeous man that they want him was turning out to be a lot harder than finding him.
Matthew Brooks knows he isn't the world's best catch. He's a little more plump than he'd like and has a very boring life as a paralegal. Finding two men that seem interested in him at the same time thrusts him firmly into fantasy land.
When someone starts coming after Matt, getting him to Pacific Cove seems like the safest idea, but to do that, they will have to explain to the man about bear shifters and mates and all that entails...and that might cause them to lose their mate faster than an assassin's bullet. 
Note: This book contains double anal penetration.





Review
Matthew knows he is nothing to write home about so when not one but two men think he is something special he is not sure how to respond. But Joseph and Samuel Lake know Matt is the one who will complete them. Convincing him is a whole other issue, especially when someone seems to want him dead. In Flying High by Stormy Glenn we find out just how determined two men can be when protecting their mate is first on the agenda.
I adored Matt. He was so normal. And he had two hot men that wanted to share him. I totally understood where he was coming from as he struggled to accept Joseph and Samuel. He was used to being ignored at best and verbally abused at worst so when he is treated with care and concern he wasn’t sure what to believe. I loved that Joseph and Samuel did not allow Matt’s low self-esteem to deter them from showing Matt they were serious and that is before he learns they are more than human!
In the second installment of a new series, Ms. Glenn gives us characters we can relate to. The emotions were real. The passion was real. The chemistry was real. I believed in the relationship she was building between Matt, Joseph and Samuel. And I wanted them to have their happily ever after. This story is a wonderful addition to the Pacific Cove series and I can’t wait to return to this world.

                     Four Twinkling Stars

Bunny and the Beast by Heather Rainier

Title: Bunny and the Beast
Series: Divine Creek, 22
Author: Heather Rainier
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Word Count: 77,351
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, BDSM, sex toys, HEA]
Hard-working, strong, and sassy, Bunny Carrigan desires a simple life, far away from the complications of the big city, posh houses, and materialism. She makes her own rules and has no time for pushy men in fancy suits or playing games.
Joseph Hazelle enjoys taking control and has very set ideas about what the ideal submissive looks and acts like. In fact, his ideas are so set they might as well be concrete. Vibrant and full of life, Bunny challenges Joseph’s preconceived notions and she’s determined that if she submits at all, it’s going to be on her own terms.
Accustomed to being the instructor, Joseph discovers that Bunny has claimed his lonely heart and has a thing or two to teach him. All he has to do is educate her about his world and convince her that she does indeed “do” submission. What could go wrong?






Review
Bunny has many misconceptions when it comes to the world of dominance and submission. She knows Joseph is deeply involved in that world so steers clear in spite of her attraction. But she is fighting a battle not so much against Joseph but against herself. Will she dip her toes in the water and satisfy her curiosity?
Bunny and the Beast by Heather Rainier is the twenty-second installment of the Divine Creek series. I adore this series by Ms. Rainier and I was not disappointed with this addition. Bunny is living with her grandmother, raising her brother, and working in a male dominated field. She doesn’t think she has a submissive bone in her body until she meets Joseph. Joseph makes her feel things. Things that make her uncomfortable. I love seeing Joseph slowly tempt Bunny even as she tempts him. I adored seeing this sweet side to Joseph front and center. We have seen Joseph in previous books but Ms. Rainier peeled back the layers of this man and I loved the character she unveiled. Bunny’s own curiosity was her undoing and Joseph was ready, willing and able to satisfy not only her curiosity but also her body.
I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to this series by Ms. Rainier and I am looking forward to finding out who is next to find their happily ever after in one of my favorite fictional towns.

                       Four Twinkling Stars

Bailey By Stormy Glenn and Bellann Summer

Title: Bailey
Series: Battle Bunnies, 1
Author: Stormy Glenn and Bellann Summer
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/M
Word Count: 35,449
Reviewer Name: Luna
Publisher Buy Link:



Publisher Blurb
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]
They know a thousand ways to kill...and zero ways to love.
As a Battle Bunny, honed in the fires of hell, Bailey fights every day just to function. Blind since birth, the skills he learned to protect himself after years of torture at the hands of a sadistic scientist keep him alive, but nothing can protect him from the mate he discovers on a rescue mission.
Harvey Blackstone watched his brother die a slow agonizing death from behind the bars of the cage he had been tossed into. He vowed revenge on those that took his only family, if he survives that long.
When the doors opened and the most stunning man he had ever seen steps inside, Vey is close to death. Discovering the man who rescues him is also his mate seems like a gift from the gods. Claiming Bailey is not the same as keeping him safe. The scientists that kept him prisoner are after them all, and it will take more than a family of Battle Bunnies to keep them all safe. It will take a miracle.





Review
Bailey has been blind since birth but that hasn’t stopped him from righting wrongs. As a member of the Battle Bunnies, he rescues those being experimented upon and killed. Vey is one such man. He is expecting to die not finding a mate but can he reign in his possessive nature and allow Bailey his independence?
Bailey is the first in this new series by Stormy Glenn and Bellann Summer  and I must say it started with a bang! Bailey has learned to compensate for his lack of sight with the enhanced nature of his other senses. When he rescues Vey, he finds himself struggling with the limitations his newly minted mate is comfortable with. I loved how much Bailey was willing to bend but drew the line when his independence was at stake. He has lived and survived this long and understands his limitations and strengths, now he just needs patience while his mate learns that disabled does not mean less than. Vey doesn’t mean any harm. He has lost the only family he has and was inches from death. Holding too tight is the least of his worries especially when the danger isn’t over. I love how Ms. Glenn and Ms Summer allowed these characters to learn their boundaries. Bailey wasn’t used to taking someone else’s feelings into account when he does what he does. Vey has waited so long for a mate his fear may cost him the very thing he desires. Finding a middle ground isn't easy but Ms. Glenn and Ms Summer  makes it appear almost easy between these two characters. I enjoyed this new series and am looking forward to seeing the rest of Bailey’s friends find what fate has in store.


                              Four Twinkling Stars

Stranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Title: Stranded with the Cyborg
Series: Cy Ops, 1
Author: Cara Bristol
Publisher: Cara Bristol
Genre: MF, Scifi, Erotic Romance
Pages: 242

Reviewer: Redz









Publisher's Blurb
Ten years ago Penelope Isabella Aaron had been a pain in Brock Mann’s you-know-what. Much has changed in a decade: “PIA” as he code-named her, has grown up and is about to attend her first Alliance of Planets summit conference, and Brock has been transformed into a cyborg after a near-fatal attack. Now a secret agent with Cyber Operations, a covert paramilitary organization, Brock gets called in, not when the going gets tough, but when the going gets impossible. So when he’s unexpectedly assigned to escort Penelope to the summit meeting, he balks at babysitting a prissy ambassador. But after a terrorist bombing, a crash landing on a hostile planet, and a growing attraction to his protectee, Operation: PIA may become his most impossible assignment yet.






Review
Stranded with the Cyborg is the first book in the Cy Ops series by Cara Bristol. I love this series so far. There are so many interesting ways this book can go, and I cannot wait for more. I like Ms. Bristol's imagination, she has some original ideas. In this book we meet Penelope she is a strong woman who wants to be independent. She has a wicked sense of humor. She has her first major job she wants to do really well. She has earned her titles and worked her way up from the bottom.
Brock has been her protector before. She was a bratty kid at the time. Now she is a beautiful, sophisticated young woman he cannot help but want. They end up being crash landed. They have only each other to rely on. They both find out that they did not know as much as they thought about the other one. I liked watching them develop, and see who they really were under pressure. Nothing like a tragedy to prove who you really are.
I loved this story and could not get enough of it. I want more!! I hope the author has many more in the future, I will be in line to read them. 

                        Five Shooting Stars

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Title: Mated with the Cyborg
Series: Cy Ops, 2
Author: Cara Bristol
Publisher: Cara Bristol
Genre: MF, Scifi, Erotic Romance
Pages: 241

Reviewer: Redz







Publisher's Blurb
Kai Andros’s orders were simple. Get in. Gather the intel on the terrorist organization. Get out. Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death. His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission.
Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?

Mated with the Cyborg is an action-packed erotic sci-fi romance between a man with a mission and a woman with a secret that jeopardizes their lives and the fate of the galaxy.





Review

Mated with the Cyborg is the second book in the Cy Ops series by author Cara Bristol. I really am enjoying this erotic, action packed series. I liked how this book really seemed to have more content then the first one. We are getting into a little more of the world building now which I am a fan of. There is plenty of romance that kept me turning the pages too.
Mariska she comes from a planet where fear is a flaw. Flaws were to be punished. She is considered to be disfigured and forced to wear a vale to hide her flaw. I liked a heroine who was a true outsider. She has a strength to her that really was beautiful to see. Her core and heart are good, and she knows how to still be vulnerable and loveable at the same time.
Kai he is pretending to be her robotic guard. He considers her to be beautiful. He sees the inner beauty in her and wants her for himself. When he finds out her father sold her to leaders who would kill her, he saves her even though it is against his mission to do so. I liked his alpha personality, but he also knows how to access his emotions. A great blend that kept me wanting more of him.
Over all this is a great series that just keeps getting better and better. I love what I have read so far and cannot wait for more. When you want an original series with great action and adventure this is a great one to pick up.


                                        Five Shooting Stars





Sunday, May 15, 2016

YA review : Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff

Title: Beneath the Fall
Series: Sunborn Rising, 1
Author: Aaron Safronoff
Publisher: Neoglyphic Entertainment
Genre:Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 385
Reviewer: Vela




Publisher’s Blurb


Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn’t fast, it wasn’t obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice.


Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean’s once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.


Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about his discovery of Cerulean’s brighter past and the mysterious plague he believed has all but destroyed it. He warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words…


Together with her two best friends, Barra will rekindle her father’s legacy and traverse the Great Forest to relight her world, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.

 No Stars this is a YA title


Review


In Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff Barra an adventurous Listlespur, decides to embark on a journey with her friends Tory and Plicks, after discovering writing from her deceased father. His words gave birth to courage from deep within Barra, daring her to venture forth and solve the mystery of a dark plague he wrote about threatening life of Cerulean.
Barra is courageous, brave, and willing to seek out the darkness threatening her precious world. Her journey brings her and her friends beneath the Fall where betrayal and dark forces threaten her and Cerulean.
I enjoyed reading this book for the most part because of its beautiful illustrations and interesting story line. The characters were well written and engaging but I did find some difficulty understanding the minor details of the character’s backgrounds and the story’s fiction world. In each chapter a lot of information is added to the story line and I felt a little over loaded. Also as I read this book I felt like there were a lot of sentences that were cut short as if stuck in mid thought from the writer. Rich story line loaded with information, excellent illustrations, and a unique fiction world all wrapped into one made me feel like I could recommend this book to readers who are hungry for knowledge of other fiction worlds waiting to be discovered. This is the first book in the Sunborn Rising series and I am excited to see more from this series in the future. 

                       Four Twinkling Stars
 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Marooned by Veronica Scott

Title: Star Cruise: Marooned
Series: A Sectors SF Romance, 4
Author: Veronica Scott
Publisher: Jean D. Walker
Genre: MF, Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 140
Reviewer: Vela




Publisher’s Blurb
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance. Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl. But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them. Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?






Review
In the story Star Cruise: Marooned is the fourth book in the Sectors SF Romance by author Veronica Scott. Meg Antille works hard to attempt to achieve a promotion on the cruise ship Far Horizon. Ready to impress her boss and to increase her rank among her coworkers and friends, the independent strong willed woman faces a larger challenge after the cruise ship lands on a resort beach with a surfacing threat. Romance threads its way in between danger and survival…
Red, trained ex-military, sensed something wrong about the beach resort they landed on. Discovering more secrets on the island after witnessing the cruise ship leaving them behind, his survival mode turns on. After meeting Meg on the cruise ship, he couldn’t stay away. But soon does he know she wouldn’t be another woman just passing through.
Over all: I enjoyed the beginning of this story because its introduction reeled me in due to building suspense with strongly expressed characters. The action was there, the description was there. The main characters Meg and Red couldn’t be more different and yet romance blossomed between the pair throughout the story during exciting and thrilling scenes. I think the author did a wonderful job revealing more secrets the resort hid from the group of cruise members. With quick action scenes to the romance woven into its pages, this story I would recommend to all readers because of its wonderful structure. Also this is my first time reading this author, and this is book four. But I was not lost at all. I feel anyone could pick this up and understand what is going on just fine. 

                           Five Shooting Stars