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review 2018-08-15 10:00
Review! Snowbound (Secret Heart Ink #1) Deborah Cooke!
Snowbound - Deborah Cooke

 

 

Flatiron Five has a new tattoo shop—run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next?

 

Olivia trusts in here-and-now...
Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or everlasting love—she’s a scientist, after all—but winning a tattoo from Chynna convinces her to take a chance. She’s always admired her best friend Lexi’s big brother Spencer, maybe because opposites attract. What would it be like to seduce him? Would it end her fascination with him? With a little help from her friends and a blindfold, Liv decides to find out. The bonus is that Spencer will never know his secret lover was her…

 

Spencer believes in forever.
But Spencer guesses the truth almost right away. He’s good with having Olivia want him—having her alone in his cabin is the perfect chance to teach her to trust sensation and him. A blizzard interferes with Olivia’s plan, giving Spencer more time to work his own persuasive magic. He knows a night or two will only be the beginning of what he wants to last forever. Can he convince Olivia to give love a try, or will she leave him forever as soon as the snow melts?

 

 

The first book in the “Flatiron Five” spin off is a delightful contemporary romance full of passion and magical charm.

 

The characters are strong and easily connected to, drawing readers in and holding them hostage with their story. The romance is sweet but has a major obstacle, Olivia doesn’t believe in love but she does believe in passion and she’s wanted Spencer forever so with a little help she decides to engage in a one night stand which is one hot night with lots of sizzling chemistry and heated passion. Spencer want more than one night and the readers are held captivated by the suspense and the hope that Olivia will reach for that happily ever after that readers long for. The plot is fast paced and flows smoothly from start to finish with beginning adding a magical element to the story that adds a little something extra to this enchanting romance.

 

This is the first contemporary romance that I have read by Deborah Cooke and I have to wonder –what was I thinking! I am certainly intrigued with the “Flatiron Five” series and the “Secret Heart Ink” series so I have added them all to my TBR pile.

 


Snowbound

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39326114-snowbound

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/snowbound-by-deborah-cooke

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/secret-heart-ink/snowbound/

 

 

 

is the 1st book in the Secret Heart Ink series

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/secret-heart-ink/

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBC4211?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.ca/Cooke_Delacroix/secret-heart-ink/

 

 

which includes


1 Snowbound
2 Spring Fever
3 One Hot Summer Night

 

 

& is the spinoff series of Flatiron Five

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/213426-flatiron-five

 

Author - https://deborahcooke.com/deborah-cooke-books/flatiron-five/

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GBFZ665?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.ca/Cooke_Delacroix/flatiron-five/

 


Snowbound is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF56MYN/?tag=authdebocook-20

 

iBooks - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/snowbound/id1346848281?mt=11&at=11lqeS

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/snowbound-deborah-cooke/1127942220?ean=2940158899201

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/snowbound-60

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Deborah_Cooke_Snowbound?id=6JtQDwAAQBAJ

 

Direct from Deborah Cooke - http://selz.co/VkVRYXWtE

 

 

For print options see the author's book page (link above).

 

 

Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

 

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012.

She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.

 

Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.


Website - http://deborahcooke.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1005984.Deborah_Cooke

 

Blog - https://deborahcooke.com/blog/

 

Pintrest - https://www.pinterest.com/Cooke_Delacroix/

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Cooke_Delacroix

 

SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/debclaire

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeborahCookeFanPage

 

G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DeborahCooke_writer

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/deborah-cooke

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/deborah-cooke/author,391126

 

Claire Delacroix -

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12694.Claire_Delacroix

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorClaireDelacroix/

 

Claire Cross -

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74485.Claire_Cross

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-13 10:00
Review! Alien Encounter Box Set (Alien Encounter #1-3) Shelley Munro!
Alien Encounter Box Set - Shelley Munro

 

 

Aliens crash-land on Earth, and the chaos begins…

 

Hinekiri is an explorer, an adventurer and a successful map-maker from the planet of Dalcon. She travels through space, charting unexplored territories. Hinekiri’s maps are valuable, and she has attracted thieves who covet her charts.

 

Janaya, Hinekiri’s niece, is an elite bodyguard on Dalcon. She wants to protect her favorite aunt from the lowlifes intent on robbery. The last thing she requires is an unplanned trip to Earth or interaction with the locals.

 

Prince Alexandre is exhausted with court life and royal obligations. What he craves is a slice of ordinary on another planet and a different path where he is his own boss. He needs a suitable Earthman or woman to aid him in his research on a new career.

 

Three aliens visit the country town of Sloan - fish-out-of-water - but a new start on Earth brings opportunities, second chances and the possibility of love.


Janaya (Alien Encounter #1)

Janaya is a bodyguard on a mission. She must protect her Aunt Hinekiri from mercenaries and return to Dalcon in time to take her captain’s exam. A simple assignment for an officer of her caliber - except nothing goes as planned. Their spaceship crash-lands on Earth. No spare parts available. Big problem!

 

Janaya is stuck on a tiny outpost called New Zealand. She’s going to bungle her promotion chances. And because she neglected to have her travel inoculations in her urgent hurry to protect her aunt, Janaya has bonded with an Earthman...

 

Police officer Luke Morgan seeks a quiet life. No press. No nosy reporters. No women. Just lots of fishing and fresh country air. He doesn’t count on meeting a pair of aliens and a talking dog, or participating in a shootout with purple-suited aliens. Nor does he expect the surge of lust he experiences for Janaya. Suddenly a routine callout turns into a huge problem that Luke suspects might only be the tip of the iceberg...

 

Reader note: This book was previously published as Talking Dogs, Aliens and Purple People Eaters.


Hinekiri (Alien Encounter #2)

 

New Zealand cop Richard Morgan is settled and perhaps a tad boring. Maybe he’s a little lonely since his wife died, but there’s no need to change a lifestyle that works for him. Small-town life suits him perfectly.

 

Intrepid alien explorer Hinekiri walks through life alone, eager to explore uncharted worlds and try new experiences. She’s arrived on Earth to fulfill her ambition to witness the wildebeest migration in Africa. Unfortunately, she has Torgon mercenaries hot on her trail, eager to steal her valuable galaxy charts, and a niece who wants to spoil her fun!

 

From the minute Richard unwittingly finds himself in bed with the beautiful alien temptress it’s hard to catch his breath. Suddenly he’s lusting after Hinekiri and discovering they’re very compatible indeed! Richard’s flying in spaceships, talking to dogs and fighting Torgon mercenaries in his spare time. Danger and impulsive are his new middle names. He’s having loads of fun, but soon Hinekiri’s departure date arrives. Richard realizes he wants more than a romantic interlude in Africa.

Now all he needs to do is persuade the determined Hinekiri to his way of thinking…

 


Shelley Munro - Alexandre (Alien Encounter #3)

 

Sex!

Lily Morgan hasn’t had any since her husband ran off with his boyfriend. But, where will she find a man willing to overlook chronic clumsiness, dimpled thighs and cellulite?

 

Sex!

Prince Alexandre Bellangere has too much. Sex, that is. Continual treatment as a sex object is becoming a pain in the butt. Heck, he’s more than just a pretty face and muscular body. He possesses brains and ambition, yet Dalcon princes are expected to have sex, mate and breed royal undergrowns. Determined to change his life, he sneaks from the palace and leaves the planet disguised as plain Alex Bell.

 

Sex!

Lily Morgan takes one look at the golden stranger and starts thinking “what if?” Alex Bell sees the curvy travel agent and reconsiders his stand on sex - maybe...

 

Sex!

Lily’s family is not happy about her spending time with an alien. They decide to leave Killer, the talking dog, to keep an eye on the situation.

 

Take one chubby travel agent and an alien Dalconian prince in disguise, add in sex, laughter, endless possibilities. Combine and shake vigorously. Result... a true-blue love...

 

 

Aliens have crash-landed on Earth bringing chaos and readers get an otherworldly fun and sizzling romantic reads with three entertaining stories in one box set.

 

“Janaya” is on a mission to protect her aunt but due to a few mishaps finds herself bonding to an Earthman and upsetting her lifelong plans and readers can’t help but be enamored with her and Luke when during their unorthodox and spirited romance.

 

“Hinekiri” is an alien explorer who is all for trying new experiences but when that new experience includes an attraction to New Zealand cop, Richard Morgan, she finds herself questioning her past while running from Targon mercenaries. Readers can’t help but be charmed by both Hineriki and Richard as they explore the passion between them, take on poachers and fight the mercenaries.

 

“Alexandre” possesses brains and ambition but is treated as a sex object so he’s determined to change his life and Lily is not happy that she’s having to spend her time with an alien. Readers find themselves bemused and entertained with Alex and Lily’s as they discover true-blue love.

 

All three stories share endless possibilities, superior charm, quirky fun sizzling chemistry and a talking dog which keeps readers glued to the pages of each story as they unfold. The characters are strong, easily connected to and readers find their relationships amusing, fulfilling while the fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with witty dialogue, quirky charm and exciting adventure.

 

I was completely enthralled with all three stories and found that each had their own surprising twists and fun elements that made each one unique although I feel that I must warn you, the talking dog will either charm you as well, make you hungry for food or cause spontaneous laughter, well she might even cause all three, so sit back enjoy these “Alien Encounters”.

 


Alien Encounter Box Set

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33376496-alien-encounter-box-set

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/alien-encounter-by-shelley-munro

 

Author - https://shelleymunro.com/books/alien-encounter/

 

 

 

Alien Encounter series includes


1 Janaya
2 Hineriki
3 Alexandre

 

 

The Box set is available in ebook at:

Amazon - http://smarturl.it/AEncountAmazon

 


USA Today bestselling author Shelley Munro lives in Auckland, the City of Sails, with her husband and a cheeky Jack Russell/mystery breed puppy.

 

Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big OE soon after they married (translation of New Zealand speak – big overseas experience). A twelve month long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world.

Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub.

 

While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love – that of writing stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby and rugby league (strictly for research purposes), and curling up with a good book.


Website - http://www.shelleymunro.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8603.Shelley_Munro

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ShelleyMunroAuthor

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ShelleyMunro

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shelley-munro

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/ShelleyMunro

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Shelley-Munro/e/B001JOWGNK

 

 

 

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review 2018-07-27 10:00
Release Week Review! The Coyote's Bride (Masters of Maria #6) Holley Trent!
The Coyote's Bride - Holley Trent

 

 

Related to one of the oldest shapeshifter legacies in Maria, Lily Baxter grew up knowing there was a chance she’d find romance among the supernatural. But certainly her idea of romance wasn’t a drunken one-night stand with a Coyote she loves to hate, a Vegas wedding, and soon after, a heartrending miscarriage. She and Lance Aitkenson obviously aren’t meant to be.

 

But while secretly coordinating their divorce far from the snoops back in town, her new husband gets jumped by man-hating jaguar shifters, and it’s up to her to smooth things over. There’s something stranger than usual about these Jaguars. Not only do they seem to have abilities no other shapeshifters have, but they claim a centuries-old connection to Maria’s resident goddess. They see strong-minded Lily as a kindred spirit, but Lance fears they harbor sinister motives.

 

Together, he and Lily might be able to unravel the secrets of the mysterious cult and prevent them from disturbing the peace back in Maria, but can they really work cooperatively when they’re so close to calling it quits? Or will they realize that they don’t need an accident as their excuse for sticking together?
___

Also available in Masters of Maria:
1 - THE DEMIGOD'S LEGACY
2 - THE ANGEL'S HUNGER
3 - THE WOLF'S JOY
4 - THE COYOTE'S CHANCE
5 - THE COYOTE'S COWBOY

 

Each Masters of Maria story contains a complete romance set in small-town Maria, New Mexico. Read earlier stories set in this exciting and magical world in the Desert Guards and Sons of Gulielmus series!

 

 

Not only was their romance one that disappointed Lily Baxter but their quick trip to end it lands this couple right into a modern western showdown not only between them but with a group of man-hating jaguar shifters with mysterious abilities.

 

Sparks fly in every direction throughout this thrilling showdown of epic proportions between Lily and Lance as their sizzling chemistry keeps them all worked up. They seem to rub each other the wrong way which keeps this relationship in extreme turmoil which leads to a ‘War of the Roses’ type relationship and has them engaging in heated encounters full of angst, snark and just plain meanness.

 

These two solid characters easily pull readers into their story and provide them with lots of wild entertainment throughout the fast paced and explosive plot, but that’s not all that’s keeps the readers glued to the pages as they are introduced to some mysterious man-hating jaguar shifters whose motives are anybody’s guess and of course Lola and Tarik make a few ambiguous visits.

 

I was completely charmed by Lily and Lance and their uproarious courtship throughout The Coyote’s Bride and I couldn’t help but sympathize with some of their personal issues involving miscarriages. Every visit to Maria is an entertaining and eventful one but I have to say that this one certainly never had a dull moment and I didn’t want to miss one second of it and with the way it ended (which the author was so nice to give an explanation for) I am certainly looking forward to reading the next story and finding out more. Note: Miscarriages are a very sensitive subject, but the author interjected it into the story in a non-invasive or offending manor and provided helpful information to readers.

 

 

The Coyote's Bride

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38905164-the-coyote-s-bride

 

Author - http://holleytrent.com/seriescollections/sons-of-gulielmus/the-coyotes-bride-masters-of-maria/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-coyote-s-bride-masters-of-maria-book-6-by-holley-trent

 

 

is the 6th book in the Masters of Maria series

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/220459-masters-of-maria

 

Author - http://holleytrent.com/maria/

 

which includes:

 

1 - THE DEMIGOD'S LEGACY
2 - THE ANGEL'S HUNGER
3 - THE WOLF'S JOY
4 - THE COYOTE'S CHANCE
5 - THE COYOTE'S COWBOY

 

& #6 coming soon.

 

 

The Coyote's Bride is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon US - https://amzn.to/2rJqs5L

 

Amazon CA - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CPNYW7P

 

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CPNYW7P

 

Amazon AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07CPNYW7P

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-coyotes-bride-holley-trent/1127949897?ean=2940161163313

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=V9JiDwAAQBAJ

 

iBooks - https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-coyotes-bride/id1384668315?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-coyote-s-bride-1

 

 

USA Today best-selling* author Holley Trent was raised in rural coastal North Carolina. She’s a lady with Southern sensibilities, but in 2011, her adventurous spirit drove her to Colorado for new experiences. She lives on the Front Range with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

 

She writes paranormal and contemporary romances ranging from sensual to erotic. As H.E. Trent, she writes extra-sexy science fiction romance.

She’s a winner of the inaugural CIM-RWA Abalone Award (for My Nora) and a three-time Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist (My Nora, Calculated Exposure, and A Demon in Waiting). A Demon in Waiting was a RomCon Readers’ Crown finalist in 2014. Her M/M romance Winterball won the Passionate Plume award for erotic romance novellas in 2015. The Cougar’s Trade was a 2016 Prism finalist. The Cougar’s Pawn won a Swirl award in 2016.

 

Want to chat with Holley about her backlist titles or any other thing? Email her at holley [at] holleytrent [dot] com.

 

 

Website - http://www.holleytrent.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5755229.Holley_Trent

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/holley-trent

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/writerholleytrent

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/holleytrent

 

InstaGram - http://www.instagram.com/holleysees

 

Newsletter - http://holleytrent.com/blog/newsletter-sign-up/

 

 

 

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review 2018-05-30 10:00
Release Week Review! Wild Hunger (The Phoenix Pack #7) Suzanne Wright!
Wild Hunger - Suzanne Wright

 

 

When half–wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother…and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend—warmly familiar and intoxicating.

 

Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again. He knows immediately that she’s his true mate. But he also knows that, given her fragile state, he needs to tread with care—no matter how fierce his surging desires.

 

As aroused as Frankie is by Trick’s darkly dominant air and simmering desire, her priority right now is her past—not her future, no matter how tempting. But as more secrets emerge and Frankie’s life is threatened, Trick must do everything he can to keep her close and safe. After all, it’s their destiny.

 

 

The Phoenix Pack is back and as usual with this series, Wild Hunger packs quite a punch. Trick and Frankie are two very strong and captivating characters that easily draw readers into their story and then holds them hostage with a very intense and wildly exciting courtship. The romance is on the sweet side with some blistering chemistry that has passions burning hot with blazing hot love scenes. But the relationship has quite a few obstacles to be overcome before this mating bond can kick in with quite a bit of emotional angst involved which has readers sympathizing with Trick and Frankie, especially since this coupe is easy to connect to.

 

This fast paced story not only keeps readers in suspense regarding their relationship but of the outlying problems that put a damper on their relationship but the dangers and problems facing them get the adrenaline pumping and makes them hold on the edge of their seats with anticipation and thrills. Frankie’s past throws the couple as well as the packs for a loop when it comes back to bite her and Trick is the target of a psycho shifter due to an enemy that quite frankly I found to be dangerous but weird and stupid as well, I mean why would work with someone that would destroy you for no reason? Surprising twists and unforeseen betrayals keep readers guessing and the thrills coming so there is never a dull moment to be found in this read.

 

Wild Hunger is wild and intense and I was completely lost in the book from the very beginning so I just had to keep turning the pages until I had read every last one. I think Bracken’s book is next and just let me say that I really, really can’t wait to read it, I just have to know if he’s going to be able to overcome the tragedy that torments him. (Note: Bracken’s book will be the 4th Mercury Pack book)

 



Wild Hunger ( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37975248-wild-hunger ) is the 7th book in The Phoenix Pack ( https://www.goodreads.com/series/80714-the-phoenix-pack ) series which includes:


Feral Sins #1
Wicked Cravings #2
Carnal Secrets #3
Dark Instincts #4
Savage Urges #5
Fierce Obsessions #6
& Wild Hunger #7

 

& is connected to The Mercury Pack ( https://www.goodreads.com/series/153015-the-mercury-pack ) series which includes:

 

Spiral of Need #1
Force of Temptation #2
Lure of Oblivion #3

 

with more to come in both series!

 

Wild Hunger is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Hunger-Phoenix-Pack-Book-ebook/dp/B0792X8BD4/ref=la_B001KCH81G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524237331&sr=1-1

 

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-hunger-suzanne-wright/1127944649?ean=9781503902169


BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Wild-Hunger/Suzanne-Wright/9781503902169?id=7263983129938

 


can be found at:
http://www.suzannewright.co.uk/

 

 

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