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review 2020-03-25 21:13
Mooncakes - Suzanne Walker,Wendy Xu

[I got a copy of this book through Edelweiss.]

Thoroughly enjoyable story, featuring witches, a teenage werewolf trying to kill a demon, protagonists who're in general not the average white protagonist, and LGBTQ relationships.

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review 2020-01-14 17:32
Release Day ARC Review: Wolf Gone Wild (Stay A Spell #1) by Juliette Cross
Wolf Gone Wild - Juliette Cross
Wolf Gone Wild
Stay A Spell #1
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
January 14th 2020


What's the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he's cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.


​Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven--no werewolves. They're known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she's ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.


​What Evie doesn't know is that Mateo's wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she's in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.






Wolf Gone Wild is book one in Stay A Spell series by Juliette Cross. This is a brand new series by Ms. Cross and it’s different from her previous work in that it’s more light-hearted and fun. Not as intense or deep as her previous work. 


Evie Savoie is a talented curse/hex breaker. She works at her sisters bar/restaurant and also her other sisters book shop. She’s a well rounded women who is full of life, but also has some insecurity’s about her art work; which her ex-boyfriend put into her head. 


Mateo Cruz and his wolf side Alpha. Cruz has always had control over Alpha, but something is blocking him from shifting and now things are getting out of control. He thinks someone has cursed him. He’s a loner and a wonderful metal worker.


The Savoie sisters. We meet several of them since the witches are a close nit family. Each has their own personalities, issues, and specialties with magic. I had fun meeting the Savoie sisters and look forward to more. 


As for Mateo and Evie their romance was a slow build. Evie has always been told to stay away from werewolves and Mateo has this issue with shifting, so both are hesitant at first. We slowly see them moving out of their comfort zones and as they spend time together, they form a bond, a friendship which becomes more. 


The romance was just sweet. Wolf Gone Wild was an enjoyable and light-hearted read. I really enjoyed the monologue of Alpha and how he drove Cruz a little crazy with his thoughts. It add humor and a few laughs. As to why Cruz can’t shift, well that mystery surprised me. I never guessed who it was and when it was reviled; I was like really. I had no indication it was that person, so the author did a wonderful job hiding who the bad guy is. 


Wolf Gone Wild is a fun, light-hearted, cute, and magical read. 


Rated: 3.5 Stars


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


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*Also available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!



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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana, living in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine.


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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!

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review 2019-10-19 06:58
The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard - Charlie Cochet

Prince Owin has come to take his turn in the search to solve his quest.  The King will send him on his way with minimal resources and he must solve the quest to get the prize.  Along the way, he only has his bodyguard as company.


Grimm is the most alpha of the alpha's, since he too is of royal blood.  Having been assigned to the Prince, he finds it hard to take that he does not appreciate the canine creatures with which he has been surrounded.


Together, these characters go on a short but simple journey.  There is some magical surprises and more creatures to be found.  The characters are both fun and playful in their own ways.  Such a sweet and yet sexy read.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2019-10-14 16:29
Wherewolves by John Vamvas & Olga Montes @WHEREWOLVESbook
WHEREWOLVES - John Vamvas,Olga Montes


I read this a long time ago, 1.16.15, rated it on Goodreads, but forgot to write the review. Sooooo, here we are. I love the Goodreads cover, so that is the one I am sharing.


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I read this back in 2015, but never wrote the review. I have a ton of notes, so that must mean I would be sharing too much. Don’t want to spoil anything. Ya know, a group of kids goes in the woods, I think we all know that some are going to be left behind.


  • S ize up the situation, surroundings, physical conditions, equipment
  • U se your senses
  • R ember where you are
  • V anquish fear and panic
  • I mprovise and improve
  • V alue living
  • A ct like the natives
  • L ive by your wits

Most of the characters left a lot to be desired, so it was hard to feel sorry for them. They are seriously damaged


I didn’t see where the story was going and I do love the twist. Brutal. I wanted blood and guts and gore and I got it.


I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Wherewolves by John Vamvas & Olga Montes.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars




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review 2019-08-04 01:26
One Sentence Review – Dead Eye by Alyssa Day @Alyssa_Day
Dead Eye (A Tiger's Eye Mystery) (Volume 1) - Alyssa Day

I love this cover for Dead Eye by Alyssa Day. Any story located in Florida is always on my list, and it looked like such a fun read…free too. Be sure and check for the ‘0’ and pick up a copy for yourself.

Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1)

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With such a great cover and destination, I could not pass on this wonderful paranormal mystery that spotlights a shapeshifter, a tiger to be precise, an I can see how you die pawnshop owner, and an orphan girl, as the danger draws closer the mystery draws them together and I can hardly wait to read more from Alyssa Day.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars






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