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review 2017-08-13 22:41
Her Guardian Shifter by Karen Whiddon





Author: Karen Whiddon

Title: Her Guardian Shifter


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Some boundaries are made to be crossed… 

A rare Vedjorn bear shifter, Eric Mikkelson lives on his own terms. So allying with wolf shifters, even gorgeous Julia Jacobs, bristles his loner instincts. But Eric must protect his infant son from the dangerous shifter cult stalking him. However, keeping JJ at arm's length proves nearly impossible. She gets under Eric's skin, exposing them to new risks as their staggering attraction defies Pack laws, and JJ's own dark secrets fester between them.  

When the safe haven of their shifter-friendly town is violated, lying low is no longer an option. Julia and Eric must embrace the power of their inner beasts, even if it means sacrificing their forbidden bond.





I've been a fan of Karen Whiddon for so long that every time I read her books it feels like I'm coming home. I was thrilled when I got to read a copy of Her Guardian Shifter - Whiddon wins with her shifter romance. The crazy from page one to the last keeps you going even when both you and JJ are thinking Oh, hell no.

Between the relationship drama, the community drama and the personal drama there's some serious issues for both JJ and Eric to work through. The worst of it is that there's a child involved. I'm impressed that despite being a parent Eric manages to juggle all his issues, his wants and the crap that comes with his package once he and JJ begin their involvement.

Turn off your marathon of Housewives whoever and read Her Guardian Shifter. Drama is afoot in this book. 



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review 2017-08-13 05:17
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy

Year Published: 2009


Number of Pages: 392 pages


Date Read: 11/14/2010


Publisher:  Scholastic Press


Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1


Oh man! I really wanted to give this book six stars instead of five stars because this book is just so brilliantly written and full of romance that make any romance fan go head over heels with this book! But I guess I will settle with a five star rating for now… “Shiver” is the first book in Maggie Stiefvater’s Mercy Falls series and this book has enough action and love making scenes that will have you all breathless with anticipation!

Grace had spent her time watching the various wolves that come out of the woods, after she was bitten by a wolf a few years ago. However, when one of the students at her school go missing, the townspeople suspected that the wolves have something to do with it and they all tried to go out and kill the wolves. But, Grace will not let that happen since she cares so much for the wolves and after she manages to stop the hunting of the wolves, she meets an injured wolf and she realizes that the injured wolf was a teenage boy named Sam and once Grace discovers Sam’s secret, she tries to do everything in her power to help Sam stay human while sorting out her feelings for Sam!

Wow and double wow! Maggie Stiefvater has created a true masterpiece that is all about true werewolf love! When I read this book, it constantly reminds me of Stephenie Meyer’s famous “Twilight” series, except that we see hot werewolf guys in this book instead of hot vampires, which I found to be extremely enjoyable to read about. There were many aspects that I loved about this book and one of the aspects that I really loved about this book was how each chapter of the book was set up to detail the situation from two different point of views, who were Grace and Sam, which means that each chapter will either have Sam or Grace narrating the story from their point of view, which I thought made this book extremely interesting and creative to look at. Another aspect that I loved about this book was the characters, especially Sam and Grace. I loved the fact that Grace is shown to be an independent and enthusiastic teenage girl who was willing to put her life on the line in order to save Sam, the love of her life and although there were times where I knew more about Sam’s side of the story rather than Grace’s side of the story, I still really enjoyed Grace’s spirit throughout this book. Sam on the other hand, may come off as being too somber for his own good, but that is own to the fact that he really wants to be human instead of a werewolf and he is possibly the sweetest and hottest werewolf character to ever grace upon the world of paranormal romance. What I really loved the most about this book was that over ninety percent of this book was spent in Sam and Grace’s romance with each other as there are a bunch of sweet kisses and sensual hugging (though not in a R-rated way) that made this book somewhat cute yet sensual at the same time!

For anyone who does not like language, there is a good deal of language in this book, although the language is not really strong here, but I think the language in this book would be better suitable for young adults.

All in all, “Shiver” is a truly awesome book for werewolf loves everywhere and also is a great book for paranormal romance fans who love action and hot werewolf love!

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review 2017-08-12 16:50
The Alpha and His Ace (The Alpha and His Ace #1) by Ana J. Phoenix Review
The Alpha and His Ace - Ana J. Phoenix

Young, handsome, and the alpha of his wolf pack, Brandon has never had trouble finding men to have sex with. Only one thing is missing--his mate. Brandon can’t find him, and the rest of his pack is growing concerned about his lack of partner. An alpha needs a strong partner.

Things seem to be looking up when he finally finds his fated companion in Aidan. One problem—Aidan’s asexual, and Brandon’s now confused. Who doesn’t want sex? Aidan, that’s who. And Brandon hasn’t got a clue how to make someone love him without it.

It's going to take some serious self-examination, acceptance, and some really good cake for Brandon to make his way into Aidan’s heart.




A pretty bland wolf shifter romance made more interesting by the fated mate being asexual.


The world building needed much more detail but the characters and character driven conflict was intersting. Needed more time.

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review 2017-08-11 15:53
Release Day ARC Review: Unleash The Darkness: (Eternally Mated) by Valerie Twombly
Unleash The Darkness: (Eternally Mated Novela) - Valerie Twombly

Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures


Unleash The Darkness

Eternally Mated
Valerie Twombly
Paranormal Romance - Novela
August 11th 2017
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Sometimes even a reaper fears the darkness.


Created from light and dark, Sephtis is bound to both Heaven and Hell. When he calls upon his reaper, he unleashes a power even demons grow to fear. Only Evangeline keeps him from crossing over to total darkness. His mate is the light that burns bright in his soul.


Being a guardian angel is all Evangeline ever wanted. Then a promise to a dying woman changes her life irrevocably. Finding herself trapped in a foreign land, she must fight for her life while searching for a way back to the man she loves.


When a stranger comes between the couple, the two angels become entangled in a web of evil that will put their love to the ultimate test. Hell hath no fury like a reaper determined to find the woman he loves.




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This novela was quick, but boy did it pack a punch.


I read book 1, Fall Into Darkness & 2, Veiled in Darkness, but I did skipped 3, Bound by Darkness. You can read Unleash The Darkness as a standalone though previous characters do show up to help Eva and Seth in their adventure. The battle with Lucifer continues, secrets get thicker, and mysteries come to life.


Seth and Eva where a wonderful couple. I loved them together and I liked how strong they are apart as well. Eva is strong, brave, and has a heart of gold. I really enjoyed her kind heart. Seth, Hell hath no fury like a reaper. All those tattoos, sexy. Just look at the cover. I also loved meeting other reaper’s as Seth moves around the different realms hunting for his stollen mate. I’m hoping we get more reaper’s in this series. The reaper’s we meet have peaked my interest in them and I want to know more about them.


Unleash The Darkness was a pleasing read. 


Rated: 4 Stars


*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Valerie Twombly with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.


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review 2017-08-07 16:13
ARC Review: Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #13) by Felicity Heaton
Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 13) - Felicity E. Heaton

Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures


 Tamed by a Tiger

Eternal Mates #13
Felicity Heaton
Paranormal Romance
August 5th 2017
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A snow leopard shifter in the prime of his life, the last thing on August’s mind is tying himself to one female. He welcomes a different one to his bed each night, or at least he had until five months ago when he became alpha. The duties and pressures of running his pride have his libido dead on arrival—until a trip to London to discuss business with the former alpha lands him in the path of a beautiful, bewitching tigress who awakens a passion in him that flares white hot and a need of her that consumes his every moment.


Promised at birth to a male she has never met, Maya has left her pride behind to go to the tiger alpha who is to be her mate, but she can’t leave without saying goodbye to her older brother, Talon. A stop in London at Underworld to see him one last time turns out far different, and far more dangerous, than how she had imagined it when she sets eyes on an alluring crimson-haired stranger who stirs new, unbidden feelings in her, desires that rouse her fiercest and most frightening instincts and demand she stake a claim on him—her fated mate.


Will Maya be strong enough to place her pride and her family’s safety before the desires of her own heart? And will August unravel his feelings for the black-haired beauty before it’s too late and he loses her forever?




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Tamed by a Tiger was a pleasant addition to the Eternal Mates series.


We do meet both Maya and August in previous books, but even if you haven’t read any of the previous books you can still pick this one up and go.


August is taking a break from Alpha of his pride. He’s come to visit his cousin and get advice. He’s feeling bogged down with the responsibilities of running and leading a pride of Snow Leopards.


Maya is stopping off in London to say good-bye to her brother; before heading on her way to an arranged mating to another Tiger Alpha. She feels it’s her duty to protect the pride by going through with the mating.


I had a delightful time reading this one. It’s an action-packed adventure with strong characters who end up learning to fight for what they need to be happy in life. These two go through a number of emotions. Maya is very and I mean very determined to go through with the arranged mating and August, as leader, is expect to take a Snow Leopard as a mate. Their doesn’t seam to be a way out for either of them.


The thing that bothered me was Maya’s inner dialogue, the determination to go through with the mating, and sacrifice so much. It just got to be too much. Her bloodline is unique and it makes her different. She’s powerful, strong, and alpha, but she was giving up instead of standing up for herself and what she really wanted in life. Sacrifice is all and good, but when your brothers are warning you not to do this.. Well maybe you should listen. She did finally come to her senses, but not until after meeting her betrothed male, who btw is not a nice Alpha, does she make a plan to stand up and fight.


Tamed by a Tiger has a hint of danger and plenty of heat. I’m looking forward to the next installment.


Rated: 3 Stars


*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Felicity Heaton with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.


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I’m a 35 outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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