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review 2020-05-30 15:57
Review ~ Awesome!
Dream Walk - Melissa Bowersock

Book source ~ Kindle Unlimited

 

Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud have formed an unusual but satisfying partnership. Formerly of the LAPD and currently a private investigator, Lacey helps Sam, a medium, release ghosts from their Earthly prison. She does all the research and Sam does his ghost walk. Usually the dead don’t come to him. His usual work mode is that he gets a call and if there is a ghost present he does what he can to help it along. This time, his cousin comes to him and Lacey and Sam need to head to Vegas to find his cousin’s body and the person or people who murdered him. But Vegas is a big place and the people who were after his cousin are now after Lacey and Sam. They gotta hurry before they’re one of the things that stays in Vegas. Permanently.

 

I’m really loving this series. Each book is a quick read with a great mystery to unravel. They’re also pretty well self-contained so you don’t really need to read the books before to get in the groove. But why would you do that?! This story has an added perk of danger Will Robinson, danger! Sam’s cousin was not on a very good path and now that he’s dead the baddies are after the two nosey people snooping around Vegas. Woo! I was on the edge of my seat for this one! I’m certainly looking forward to the next book.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2020/05/dream-walk.html
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review 2020-05-27 21:56
Review: Shrill Dusk (City of Magic #1) by Helen Harper
Shrill Dusk - Helen Harper

 Shrill Dusk
 City of Magic #1
 Helen Harper
 Urban Fantasy
 January 4, 2019
 eBook
 270
 Kindle Unlimited

 

Charley is a cleaner by day and a professional gambler by night. She might be haunted by her tragic past but she's never thought of herself as anything or anyone special. Until, that is, things start to go terribly wrong all across the city of Manchester. Between plagues of rats, firestorms and the gleaming blue eyes of a sexy Scottish werewolf, she might just have landed herself in the middle of a magical apocalypse. She might also be the only person who has the ability to bring order to an utterly chaotic new world.

 

This is the first book in The City Of Magic series.

 

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Shrill Dusk is book one in the City of Magic by Helen Harper. 

 

I’m not sure if I missed a book or series before this one; because when we start the story we are following Charley who seems to be a side character – while the main characters are in the back ground fighting to stop the apocalypse. 

 

I liked Charley to a point. She kept her positivity and faith in the essential goodness of man when everything was going to shit, but she was also incredibly naive. Charley isn’t sure what the heck is happening and rolls with it, but at times I kept rolling my eyes at her; because she wants to help everybody, but you can’t help everybody and it’s all going to come crashing down around her eventually. 

 

There’s a lot going on in Shrill Dusk. We get a lot of unnecessary info-dumping, self-sacrificial behavior and self-righteousness from the character(s). Theirs a lot of characters introduced and so it was a bit overwhelming. The story is fast-paced and the plot doesn’t fell fully flushed out or cohesive, yet, which left me feeling confused by the end. 

 

Their might be a possible romance, but it’s an odd set up and really nothing happens in Shrill Dusk. Maybe we will get more in the next book.

 

Shrill Dusk had good potential, but in the end, it just turned out alright.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an 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!

 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/review-shrill-dusk-city-of-magic-1-by-helen-harper
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review 2020-05-25 16:22
Review: Red Sands (Warlords Of Atera #1) by Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
Red Sands - Celia Kyle,Erin Tate

 Red Sands
 Warlords Of Atera #1
 Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
 Science Fiction Romance
 July 22, 2019
 eBook
 247
 Kindle Unlimited

 

She’s on the run from a violent past. He solves his problems with a sword.

 

Fleeing a life of abuse, Sheri climbs aboard a mail-order mate spaceship bound for a distant station, but never arrives… Fate intervenes and her trip takes a quick, deadly turn when she crashes on the planet Atera. She’s surrounded by endless sand dunes, dangerous creatures, and alien beings that remind her of Earth lizards. But one particular lizard hardly leaves her thoughts—a sexy, two legged, muscular male bent on protecting and caring for her at all costs.

 

Drazan is a fierce warrior, the strongest Ateran of the Red Sands, he rules his dunes with an iron fist and sharp sword, and is honor bound to face all challengers to his position. During one of these battles something… strange… happens. Fire rains from the skies and a strange black metal box filled with females crashes to the sands. All thoughts of fighting are lost to the allure of these odd humans—especially one deliciously curvy female who stirs his blood. Now he finds himself with dark yearnings, strong need, and a hardness between his legs that he’s never used before.

 

With Sheri consuming his thoughts, Drazan may have forgotten about his last challenge but his opponent’s brother hasn’t. Now he’s determined to see Drazan suffer… even if that means killing Sheri.

 

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Red Sands is book one in the Warlords Of Atera series by Celia Kyle as Erin Tate.

 

Red Sands is currently on Kindle Unlimited and that is how I picked it up. It’s a nice start to the series.

 

We are introduced to a desert planet with lizard like aliens. There are a few different types of colors for these lizard aliens and each live in different parts of the planet. They all come together during one time of the year to find their mates. During this pilgrimage something falls from the sky. They feel it’s from there goddess.

 

All the human women where on their way to be brides to aliens when something happens to their ship and now they are stranded on this sand planet. The human women are trying to learn and understand this new world and in doing so some find their soul mates.

 

Drazen is without doubt a sweetie at heart. I liked him. They aren’t without technology they just don’t bring it on there pilgrimage into the sacred sand lands.

 

Sheri, I didn’t like her. She struggled with trusting and getting intimate with an alien even thou she signed up to be a bride for another alien race. Contradiction.

 

The romance is a slow build and slow towards the love scenes. The love scenes where successful, even with the physical differences. I’m not sure if I total believed in the romance by the end; because of how against Sheri was of hooking up with an alien.

 

I liked the world building. I also enjoyed meeting the different tribes and learning about the lizard culture. I would have liked more information about their wildlife and flora.

 

We are also treated to a little evil plot in that someone is trying to kill the leader of the Red Lizards.

 

Red Sands was an ok read.

  

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an 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!

 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/review-red-sands-warlords-of-atera-1-by-celia-kyle-as-erin-tate
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review 2020-05-22 16:08
Review: Tamed (Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors #1) by Tana Stone

Tamed
Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors #1
Tana Stone
Science Fiction Romance
Broadmoor Books
July 15th 2019
eBook
246
Kindle Unlimited

 

She’s been promised a dream wedding. The catch? She was abducted from Earth and her groom is a hot alien warrior with a bad attitude.

 

Taken to a high-tech space station designed to entice human women, LA socialite Mandy is anything but impressed. She’s not falling for their holographic fantasy suites, their promise of a dream wedding, or their gorgeous, brawny warriors. Especially not the arrogant, hot-shot commander she’s been matched with. He may be used to being obeyed, but no way is she following HIS orders. She could care less that he's huge and ripped and drop-dead gorgeous. Right?

 

The last thing Dorn wants is a mate.

 

As a Drexian commander tasked with defending his people from a menacing enemy, he has no use for a frail human mate. Even if they are his species’ last chance for survival. Especially not one as spoiled as her.

 

But, unfortunately for him, he has no choice. Not if he wants to get back to his battleship and save both Earth and the Drexian race from extinction.

 

This standalone action romance novel features steamy scenes on a holographic fantasy space station, a high-strung alien wedding planner with a penchant for platform shoes, deadly aliens hell-bent on invading Earth, and smoking-hot Drexian warriors with extra erogenous zones who are equally determined to protect Earth.

 

If you like hot alien warriors, kick-ass Earth women, and steamy romance with a happily ever after and a few laughs, you’ll love Tamed, the first book in Tana Stone’s sci-fi romance Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors series.

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Tamed is book one in the Tribute Brides Of The Drexian Warriors series by Tana Stone.

 

Mandy is a spoiled brat. I hated her the moment she was introduced on the page and I never got over that dislike. The author tries to show her pain, but I never felt it. She choose the direction her life went in and yet shes wondering why her friends and family abandoned her. 

 

Dorn is a Drexian commander who never wanted to take a bride. He is only doing this; because his brother asks him too and family is important to him. I liked Dorn and his Alpha-ness. 

 

The concept of the Tribute Brides didn’t wow me by how it was done. Earth was facing annihilation by the evil aliens and so they make a treaty with the Drexian’s which is the tribute brides. The brides and humans of Earth don’t know about the Drexian’s. The brides only learn about it once they are taken and when that is done they can never return to Earth. Their only option is to mate a Drexian or have no mate and be stuck doing who knows what on the Boat (alien love boat). Not much of a choice for them. I don’t like how this set up is done. 

 

The romance is non-existent. Lust is in abundance as is sex. Their romance wasn’t a romance. It was sex and outstanding sex, but I never felt them fall in love. Their commitment ceremony is on the fast track, so there is no time for them to get to know each other. Mandy and Dorn needed time and to communicate. What they learn about each other they overhear from other people. That’s not a relationship. 

 

What I liked was learning about the evil aliens The Drexian’s are fighting. I found them interesting. The evil aliens have been fooling the Drexian’s for years. 

 

Tamed was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

 

Rated: 2 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an 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!
 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/review-tamed-tribute-brides-of-the-drexian-warriors-1-by-tana-stone
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review 2020-05-20 16:10
Review: Centurion (Galactic Gladiators; House of Rone #3) by Anna Hackett
Centurion - Anna Hackett

 Centurion
 Galactic Gladiators; House of Rone #3
 Anna Hackett
 Science Fiction Romance
 October 20, 2019
 eBook
 Bought

 

Rescued from her alien captors, the only person who makes her feel safe is a cold, emotionless cyborg.

 

Abducted from her exploration ship, paramedic Sage McAlister has spent months locked in cells and labs belonging to the Edull. Rescued by the cool, powerful cyborgs of the House of Rone, she finds herself among fellow human survivors on the desert world of Carthago. But despite being free, Sage feels cold inside and is struggling to cope. The only person she feels safe with—who she doesn’t feel the need to pretend with—is a deadly cyborg who feels nothing.

 

Forced into a military cyborg program as a teen, all Acton Vonn remembers of his past are violent missions and the cybernetic enhancements forced on him before he broke free. His emotions have been dampened to nothing for decades and he’s fine with that. It makes him an efficient member of the House of Rone. Yet the more time he spends with the copper-haired woman he helped rescue from the Edull, the more unfamiliar, strange, and perplexing things he starts to feel.

 

When a tip reveals that more humans are being held captive at a mysterious desert lake, Sage will stop at nothing to help rescue her crewmates. As she is drawn closer to Acton, she worries about risking her heart. Being with Sage breaks down barriers inside Acton and he struggles with the emotions he doesn’t want to feel. But deep in Carthago’s dangerous deserts, with the Edull hunting them, Sage and Acton will have to risk it all: their lives, their hearts, their souls.

 

Includes a preview of Edge of Eon (Eon Warriors #1).

 

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Centurion is book three in the Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone series by Anna Hackett. I love Hackett. She is an amazing science fiction romance author. 

 

Acton never understood why his fellow cyborgs kept falling for their Earth women, but when he helps rescue Sage, his world implodes. Acton is the most machine like of the House of Rone Gladiators, but everything changes when Sage moves in.

 

Sage was torn from her solar system and sold to the Edull. She was their prisoner and knows too well the danger they pose with their unspeakable robots. Now that she’s free she’s determined to find and save her fellow prisoners, but first she has to show the tasty looking Acton how good emotions can be. 

 

I loved Acton and Sage’s story. They started out as friends, but quickly realized their attraction to each other. Acton was so sweet in how he helped Sage deal with find her place in this new world and the trauma that happened to her. On the other side Sage helped Acton find his feelings. I was delighted with their budding romance and that they both helped each other to heal and find love. 

 

Besides the healing and romance we are treated to many action-battle scenes. There is no shortage of trouble from the Edull as the hunt goes on to find the Edulls hidden city and free the humans. 

 

Centurion is another fabulous, entertaining, and exciting read. I can’t wait to get the next story in the House of Rone series.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an 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!

 

 

Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/review-centurion-galactic-gladiators-house-of-rone-3-by-anna-hackett
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