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review 2017-03-12 15:33
Review: "Shadow Bound" by Garrett Leigh
Shadow Bound - Garrett Leigh

"Luca leaned back into Dash's embrace, feeling the rays of the 

dawning sun bond with the heat of Dash's vibrant form. He tilted his neck to feel the warmth of Dash's lips on his crystalline skin. "Why?"

"Because you have found your soul. Now come with me and let me show you the world."

 

After being attacked by werewolves (off-page), a wounded vampire gets healed by a cat shifter's jizz (!), and they bond. That's it. That was the plot.

 

This felt more like a rough draft for a full novel rather than a short story that can hold its own. The world building was superficial and a lot of things were being left unexplained.

 

 

If this would be a freebie at least, then it would have made for a nice read for a rainy Sunday afternoon. But certainly not for $1.05 (Amazon price at the time of this review).

 

Cannot recommend.

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review 2016-06-30 17:19
Review: "Hexbreaker" (Hexworld, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
Hexbreaker - Jordan L. Hawk

"Cats ain’t the only ones who like cream,” he teased."

 

 

This was so much fun! 

 

I was a little disappointed at first that this wasn't a full Rook/Dominic story since I enjoyed their prequel short story "The 13th Hex" very much.

 

But it didn't take me long to warm up to the flamboyant and snarky Cicero and the gentle and good-hearted Tom. They were a perfect familiar/witch match, even though they didn't think so at first.

 

 

I really like how Jordan L. Hawk manages to write not only sweet and steamy romances, but also captivating and suspenseful mysteries. I was on the edge of my seat more than once.

 

 

This was a great romance as well as a well-written mystery that's set in a quasi-historical New York at the end of the 1890's.

 

4 out of 5 stars, would definitely recommend!

 

 

Thanks to Julie & Momo for the BR!

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review 2016-06-27 09:55
Review: "The 13th Hex" (Hexworld, #0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk
The 13th Hex: A Hexworld Short Story - Jordan L. Hawk

"The truth is, I didn’t expect to find myself smitten with you. But I was, from the first moment."

 

 

I shouldn't be surprised that I loved this short story. I mean, it's Jordan L. Hawk, y'all.

 

There are a lot themes going on in just 53 pages:

 

  • alternate universe
  • historical
  • magic
  • shifters
  • bonding/soulmates
  • a crime case

 

And yet the pacing of the story was just right and the world-building was awesome and immediately sucked me in. I especially loved how witches depend on their familiars to do magic.

 

I am totally looking forward to read the next (full) novel in this series, "Hexbreaker".

 

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review 2015-07-22 18:00
Review: "A Bond of Three" (Sensual Bonds, #1) by K.C. Wells
A Bond of Three - K.C. Wells

                          "My terushan!"
                          "My corishan!"
                          "My dorishan!"

 

                          ("My love!"
                          "My heart!"
                          "My sweet one!")

 

Usually, I am not a big fan of ménage books.

The plot is mostly the same: either an already established couple invites a third for a threesome to "spice up things in the bedroom" and then casual sex turns into feelings, or three people meet and (wondrously) all of them fall in love with each other equally. And at the same time. Because of course.

 

But not in this book.

Prince Tanish and his lover Feyar have been lovers for seven years. They completely and utterly love each other, heart, body and soul. But they have to keep their love a secret. But NOT because they are two guys (homosexuality is a completely normal and common thing in this universe - I know, shocker!), but because Feyar is a Seruan, some kind of courtesan, which are considered the lowest of the low.

So when his father - unaware of their love - wants to marry Prince Tanish to Prince Sorran for political reasons and demands that Feyar teaches Sorran how to pleasure his future husband (AKA his betrothed), both of them are devastated and heart-broken. They decide to hate Sorran even before they have met him and to treat him with indifference.

But sometimes things don't go the way you plan in life...

 

I have to admit that I had a knot in my stomach when I started the book and saw how deeply in love Tanish and Feyar already were. I couldn't possibly imagine any scenario where I wanted another guy to come between them.

But call me Patsy Cline, because I was SO WRONG!

 

I fell in love with Sorran from the very first moment I met him and so naturally, I wanted Tanish and Feyar to fall in love with him too. And then, when they finally DO got together, I was 100% rooting for them (translation: I jumped up and down with joy).

Because the romance between these three men felt real, right and meant-to-be!

 

Oh, and please don't let the fact that this is a fantasy book and that it takes place in an alternate universe keep you away from reading it. Yes, it's fantasy and there's magic in it, but the fantasy aspect is minor to the romance which is the center of everything.

So just stop reading this review and read the book instead.

 

This was my first K.C. Wells book but it definitely won't be my last. She convinced me in the romance department, just as well as in the steam and storyline department.

Have I mentioned that the sex was hot? It was H.O.T.! Capital everything!

 

I didn't want this book to end, but maybe we could we have Timur's and Erinor's story too, Mrs. Wells? Pretty please?

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