Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Alpha Wolf's Mate by Tory Richards

Title:  The Alpha Wolf’s Mate
Author: Tory Richards
Publisher: Tory Richards
Genre and Pairing:  MF Paranormal
Page Count: 119
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb
  Accepting a job as a wildlife veterinarian at the Savage Wolf Sanctuary is Serena’s dream job. Finding out she’s the mate of Savage Hill’s alpha werewolf turns her world as she knows it upside down. Trying to resist the sexy man is impossible. She’s in heat, and he’s more than ready to claim what’s his.
*Previously released under a different title and book cover. New content has been added and the book updated

The Alpha Wolf’s Mate by Tory Richards is a really great story. I loved the connection, and pace of this book. Made me want more. I really would love to see a series come out of this. I think there is tons more story to tell and I would love to read it.
Serena she is going to Savage Hills Wolf Sanctuary. She breaks down and loses cell service.  She is a wildlife veteran.  Her bad luck though soon turns into something else. There is much more to Serena than you get at first glance. I liked that she is a strong character, and sensitive at the same time.
Connor, saved Serena from his half brother. He has been planning to get Serena back on pack lands for a long time. I like he is a smart alpha character. He is not typically overly alpha he has a brain and uses it.
I liked this story a lot. There were a couple of over the top moments but I didn’t feel like they were taking me out of the story at all. I liked it. I would love more in the future as well. 

                                 Five Shooting Stars 

Trickster by Nicola Cameron

Title:  Trickster
Author: Nicola Cameron
Publisher: Belaurient Press
Genre and Pairing:  MM Paranormal
Page Count: 71
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
Delaney Smith, coyote shifter and Trickster Technologies executive, thinks humans are bland, boring, and undateable. So he gets the shock of his life when he comes back from vacation and scents his mate in the Trickster offices — a mate who is not only male, but quite human.

Mark Fellowes is taken aback when the CTO at his new contract job makes a pass at him, and even more surprised at his temptation to respond. Straight and dating a career-minded businesswoman, he’s never even thought about kissing another man — until now.

When Mark is attacked by thieves trying to steal company files, Delaney must put aside his preconceptions to protect his mate. But will a criminal bent on destroying Trickster Tech separate them before he can stake his claim?

Nicola Cameron has a great action-packed fated mate book with Trickster. I really love this one, right up my alley with MM and Shifters but the connection in this one really is what makes it memorable.  My favorite quote from this book is “ The Dark side really does have cookies.”    I loved how this line is used and makes me laugh just typing it up here.
Delaney or Del he is a coyote shifter. He works in a shifter owned business and loves his job. His alpha is a great hardworking fair leader life is good. Then he scents his mate. Del has always dated women, so he is pretty shocked to find out his mate is a guy. But not only that but a human. In this world, it is not forbidden to be with a human but it is a lot for anyone to adjust to having a fated mate. So Del does his best not to jump the guy.  That is till Mark introduces himself. Then all bets were off.
Mark is very good at his job.  He deals with security countermeasures. He is straight and has a frosty girlfriend.  He is a brave, strong, and smart man perfect for Del.
I liked how this story unfolded. I would love to read more about coyote shifters and those they love. This could be a start to a great series, I hope there is one. 

                            Five Shooting Stars 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Starship Lovers by Cree Storm

Title:  Starship Lovers
Series:   Defense Troopers, 2
Author:  Cree Storm
Publisher:   Cree Storm
Genre and Pairing:  Sci-fi and M/M
Page Count:  131 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb 
The day Marty met the Defense Troopers is the day his life had changed forever. Men that could shift into machines…insane, but true. After fixing their device that allowed them to fully shift into bigger and better weapons, Marty was a wanted man…by the enemy. If he could fix the Defense Troopers battle capacitator then the enemy knew he could fix theirs.
Faruke is a Defense Trooper and second in command, it was his job to make people fear him…well that is until he met Marty. The other half to his soul. Now for the first time he was afraid. One of the most evil of his planet was after his mate and Faruke would do anything to keep his mate alive and safe from harm…even if it meant his own death.

Marty isn’t sure he can be what Faruke needs.  Faruke seems angry much of the time and Marty doesn’t much care for it.  But when Faruke puts his life on the line, will Marty miss his chance to find a middle ground?
Starship Lovers is second in Cree Storm’s Defense Troopers series.  I enjoyed getting to know Marty and Faruke better.  Marty has mad skills and is extremely helpful to the Defense Troopers as the fight the good fight.  But Ms. Storm showed there is much more to what makes Marty who he is.  I loved seeing him stand up for himself and Faruke, even when it wasn’t really necessary.  I loved seeing him interact with his friends, both old and new, as well as his family.  But I adored Faruke.  He was so unexpected.  He noticed more than folks realized and his sense of honor was rock solid.  I love those moments he surprised not only his mate but also his friends.  He is such a grouch that you were surprised by his marshmallow heart.  It was so unexpected.  I love that Ms. Storm allowed his friends a peek into the heart of Faruke.  I adored that Ms. Storm allowed Marty to see the romantic poet that was such a huge part of Faruke.  I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to this series by Ms. Storm.  There is love, loyalty, and honor.  There are unexpected twists and non-stop action.  I can’t wait to see where Ms. Storm will take us next.
                                    Five Shooting Stars 

Storm's Magical Halloween by Trinity Blacio

Title:  Storm’s Magical Halloween
Series:  Little Angel Rescue, 3/ Magic, New Mexico, 36
Author:  Trinity Blacio
Publisher:   Trinity Blacio
Genre and Pairing:  Paranormal and M/F/M, M/M/F
Page Count:  97 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb 
Can they give her a magical Halloween?
Storm Lope is half pixie/half human and is known for her hot temper and her ability to hold a grudge. Storm learned to use both as self-defense to protect her fragile heart. Those defenses had worked well for her until she met two irritating men who refuse to be scared off.
Nolan Moree and Matty Draco vow to break through Storm’s fiery walls. They almost lost her once. They weren’t going to take a chance of ever letting that happen again. With danger surrounding them, the men set out to give Storm a magical Halloween where nightmares are replaced with I dos, and Happy Ever Afters are real! 

Storm is lucky to be alive.  But surviving the bombing is just the latest danger she is facing.  Can she trust her men and family to keep her safe?
Storm’s Magical Halloween is the latest in Trinity Blacio’s Little Angel Rescue series.  It is part of Magic, New Mexico world.  It is best read in chronological order. 
I enjoyed seeing Storm find her happily ever after.  She is such a kind-hearted woman.  She has been hurt and is determined to protect those she considers hers.  I love that Ms. Blacio gave her two strong men.  Matty has hurt her and he has the battle to regain her trust.  But Nolan is up to the task of healing his budding family.  I love that Ms. Blacio continues to give us clues even as she allows Storm and her men time to learn trust.  I also love the sense of family that permeates even as betrayal finds it's way close to home.  I love that Ms. Blacio did not make easy for Matty.  She showed us his determination to regain Storm’s trust and heart.  She allowed us to see Storm’s compassionate heart and her ability to forgive.  This is a quick read but packed with love, loyalty, and betrayal.  I can’t wait to see where she will take us next as this growing family continues to fight evil.

                                Five Shooting Stars

Making Demons Purr by Selena Illyria

Title:  Making Demons Purr
Series:  Flushed and Fevered, 2
Author:  Selena Illyria
Publisher:   Etopia Press
Genre and Pairing:  Paranormal and M/F/M
Page Count:  244 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb 
They will bind her to them in every way they can.

Seraphena, a black panther shifter and familiar, hasn’t had a night off in months. Between work, dealing with her mother, and issues with her pard, her life is one challenge after the next. So when she finally finds herself with a night to herself, the last thing she expects is spending it with her secret crushes, Carver and Thorn, demons and owners of her favorite cafĂ©, The Java Demon. Neither does she expect what happens when you play high card strip with a couple of pros. They give her a hot game, a night to remember with a little kink on the side. But Sera  knows it can’t last with all the complications in her life. The last thing she needs is having to explain two men at once—and demons at that.

Carver and Thorn have wanted Sera from the moment she first strolled into the Java Demon for that low-fat caramel macchiato. Now that they have her in their life, they refuse to let her go. They will bind her to them in every way they can, fulfill her fantasies, and show her the love and support she needs. Nothing will stand in their way—not work, not her mother, not her pard. But it might be Sera herself who shuts them out if she can’t stand up to those who would dictate their love…

Carver and Thorn want Sera.  Sera wants Carver and Thorn.  But will either have the courage to go for what they want? 
I really enjoyed Making Demons Purr the second in Selena Illyria Flushed and Fevered series.  Carver and Thorn know they will share the woman for them and Sera is the one they want.  But can this shifter accept who and what they are? 
I really liked Carver and Thorn.  They knew they wanted Sera and I enjoyed the methods they used to convince Sera to give them a shot.  And Sera was fighting multiple battles.  She wanted Thorn and Carver but is she ready for what it may cost?  I love that Ms. Illyria gave us characters that were not one dimensional.  Sera had issues and so did her men.  I love that Sera found support not only for Carver and Thorn but also from her friends.  I enjoyed seeing Carver and Thorn support Sera without telling her what to do.  I loved that even though the chemistry between them was so off the charts they still wanted to court Sera.  I love that Ms.  Illyria showed us a relationship built on more than sex.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope Ms. Illyria will return to this town in the future.

                        Five Shooting Stars

Gunner's Flame by Lynn Burke

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Title:  Gunner’s Flame
Series: Devil’s Outlaws MC, 2
Author: Lynn Burke
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre and Pairing:  MF Contemporary
Page Count: 106
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
Mitch “Gunner” Flannigan rules the Devil’s Outlaws with a firm hand, one trained by his stint in the SEALs and tempered by empathy for other vets. When a curvy redhead in Army fatigues snags his attention -- and puts him in the line of fire -- he’s torn between wanting to bury himself between her lush thighs and helping to ease her return to American soil.

The recent death of Shelby’s mother and her cousin’s terrorizing only adds to the PTSD hindering her return to civilian life. Flames ignite when she’s thrown into Gunner’s arms, where she also finds safety with someone who understands her struggles.

Attempts on Gunner’s life threaten their future, but so do the secrets Shelby withholds from him. When those secrets come to light Gunner will have a decision to make. Will he choose to stand with his loyal Outlaw brothers or will he choose the path that crosses them -- and leads him right into her arms?

Warning: Contains adult content, graphic violence, and dark emotional scenarios that may trigger some readers. 

Gunner’s Flame by Lynn Burke is the second book in the Devil’s Outlaws MC series. I have not read the first one, but I was not lost in this story at all. I loved this one. This story has passion, action, and whole lot of loving that kept me turning the pages.
Mitch”Gunner” rules the Devil’s Outlaws.  He is a former Navy Seal.  What I really loved about him is his activism for Vets. He is nothing like any biker I have ever read about. I loved that. He is strong, kind, and brave.  He is a leader you really respect and follow.
Shelby her mom has died recently. Her cousin is terrorizing her.  She has PTSD.  She is so brave, kind, and badass. She is the perfect complement to Gunner.
This book is written in dual POV. I liked that really got to sink into what each character was thinking and feeling.   I personally want more from this series. Ms. Burke has me hooked on her Outlaws and the people they love. Bring on the bikers!

                                       Five Shooting Stars 

Claimed by My Protector

Title:  Claimed by My Protector
Series: Blackwater Pack,2
Author: Liam Kingsley
Publisher:  Liam Kingsley
Genre and Pairing:  MM Contemporary
Page Count: 271
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb 
Sometimes dreams really do come true. 

Everyone has that special someone - their first love. The memory of that person who brings butterflies to your stomach and a smile to your lips.

My first love was Owen Moore. He was my best friend's older brother, a broad, strapping alpha who never failed to make me feel safe. I spent most of my childhood at the Moore's house, their open warmth a welcome relief from the cold reception my own parents gave me.

Owen never looked twice at me then.

Now I'm back in Blackwater, teaching at the local school. Owen's in Blackwater, too, protecting and serving as part of the police force.

I still love him - but this time, I'm not a kid anymore. It's time for me to show him just how grown up I really am.

Game. On.

Welcome to Blackwater, Montana - a small town with a big personality, where shifters and humans coexist. Moore Than A Crush is a dual point of view, shifter mpreg novel with a guaranteed happy ending. The second in this series, this book can also be read as a standalone. 

Claimed by My Protector by author Liam Kingsley is a fantastic read. I loved the emotional connect and the love these men have for each other. This is the second book in the Blackwater Pack, I have not read the first book in this series and I was not lost at all.
Owen has always protected Lukas even when they were kids. Lukas was Owen’s little brother’s best friend, but Owen always felt connected to him.  Owen is a police officer now a job that allows his protective instincts to shine. He is Alpha, kind and gentle, but strong when needed.
Lukas is coming back to his hometown after being away. He is a teacher. He is an Omega. He has always thought of Owen.  He is the special person who has always allowed him to be his own person cause he knows Owen will have his back. Now thought that has blossomed into something more. He wants Owen to see him as an equal, a mate for life.
I love how each of these men grows in this book. They have their own hang-ups to get over and they do it with grace and style.  I personally would love to read more about Owen’s family and the mates they will have in the future.  I loved this story and did not want it to end.

                                Five Shooting Stars