Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (12) Wild Hunt


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Teaser One


His gaze flicked to my ears. “You changed back.”

“I did. It’s who I am now.”

“It’s not even close.”

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Someone does not like the spell that changed Eve...

Teaser Two


“What’s different?” Coraline asked.

“Nothing.” 

“Not true.” She grinned widely, tilting her head. “You’re not as cold.” 

“I’m as cold.” None of it made sense. Garreth said I’d turned cold; these witches said the opposite.

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Lachlan... Eve is making you feel again. She is warming your cold heart.

Teaser Three


“Stop it, all right? I can feel your concern like a damned thousand-pound weight. You need to get that fated mate protectiveness under control. I know it’s part of this whole bond thing, but it’s driving me crazy. You don’t even care that much about me, so rein it in.”

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OMG!  Eve just went off on Lach!  You go girl!  Way to spell it all out.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (11) Blood of the Fae (The Fae Chronicles Book 2)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.


Teaser One


"We need to go. The queen has already inquired about our status." Derek speaks up in that detached tone of his. I hate when he sounds like this. It reminds me just how little I can trust him.

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I kinda hate the detached tone as well. I mean, why is he doing it. This hot and cold is driving me crazy.

Teaser Two


"Spending time in the human world has taught me to be more sympathetic, which is something I was never taught as a child. And if the time comes, I might not be able to turn that part of me off. But for you, I want to try."

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Ohhh, Derek.... you are so much more than your momma.

Teaser Three


"You want me to be strong? You want me to learn my magic and be able to protect myself? Then deal with the consequences of that. Because there is no growth without growing pains and I won't be talked to like a child because you don't like the outcome of something."

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Dang girl, you tell them and show them. You are not someone to mess with.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (10) Master Mage


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





One spell to save us all…

No more miss nice mage. This is war. This is survival. This is my destiny.

I am the Stone Keeper and I will win.

No matter the cost.

Why am I waiting?


I really like the world created in The Night Realm Magic series.  I want to know what is happening to Ellie and Stellan.  I want to know if they win. Plus, his sister and cousins crack me up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (10) Lost Girl



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.



Teaser One


“In my culture, we believe that a warrior’s soul cannot be free until a witness to their death tells the story of how they passed. Then we tell the story around the full moon once a year forever. The worst thing you can do in my culture is die alone with no story.”

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OMG! To retell the story once a year, what a way to honor your ancestors.

Teaser Two


It was not lost on me how casually everyone assumed I was going to become Sawyer’s wife. I mean… he had to ask me and I had to say yes. Which I totally obviously would after some hardcore groveling for wearing that stupid necklace and picking Meredith.

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Well, if everyone thinks it, maybe you will marry him. Make him grovel though cause he deserves it.

Teaser Three


“And it was worth it. Every f*cking second of his murder was worth it no matter the consequence, you understand me?”

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Sawyer isn't playing around.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (9) Wild Hunt


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





My secret is out

Despite ten years of secrecy, Lachlan has figured out that I’m his mate. And he’s not pleased that I’ve been hiding from him. It’s hardly my worst problem, though.

There’s a killer after me. Multiple killers, if our source is to be believed. And they’re determined to find me. As much as I want to run a hundred miles from Lachlan to avoid the mate bond, it’s too dangerous. I need his help to find the people who are after me, and there’s no way he’d let me go, anyway.

As much as I hate it, we’re going to have to team up to stop a madman. The hunt forces us into close proximity, and despite our best efforts to resist each other, it becomes harder every day. Fate seems determined to have its way, and what it wants is for me and Lachlan to be together.


Why I am waiting?


Umm did you read The Darkest Moon? Cause if you didn't you need too. I may have a crush on Lachlan, just saying.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (9) Rejected


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Teaser One


“I’ve always lain low, hid from the world, and squashed my shine to not offend you all. You chose to keep me close for torture purposes. You chose to chase and follow and make me relevant. I would have loved nothing more than to forget you even existed.”

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Dang... laying low must have been hard.  Why have they tortured her?

Teaser Two


“Trust me, I’m not special. I’m just bubbly. All of you supernatural creatures are so broody that when someone comes along who genuinely enjoys life, you think she’s some unusual creature that needs to be studied.”

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Bubbly for the win!  You go girl!

Teaser Three 

 “Greatness comes in many forms. Some obvious, others not so much, but there is one constant everyone called to greatness has in common: you will be pushed beyond your comfort zone, broken down and reduced to ash, but from this, you will rise and be more than you ever thought you could be.”

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Going beyond your comfort zone is completely difficult to do.  Rewarding but difficult.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Review: This Broken Wolf




Author Everly Frost
Format e-ARC
Print Length 323 pages
Publisher Ever Realm Books
Published Feb. 26, 2021



I am a wolf shifter cast into the hands of fate.
Captive. Wrecked. Undone by a bond I never expected.

Another wolf has me now, and I am his to ruin.

Tristan Masters, the ruthless alpha whose destiny threatens to destroy him, has sworn to come for me.

But if he does, he will put the lives of his entire pack at risk.

I am the spark that could ignite Tristan's fury, but I'm strong enough to resist.


I will fight the pull of darkness that I sense growing inside me, my true nature that I'm only beginning to understand.

This dark wolf will not break.


This is a dark urban fantasy romance. Full length. 17+ for sex scenes and language.

My Opinion

This Broken Wolf is the second book in the Soul Bitten Shifter series. The first book, This Dark Wolf, ends with the mother of all Holy cliffhangers! Color me shocked, surprised and honestly shook. Reading it was one heck of an adventure and how it ends had me dying for the second on in this series. I had to know what happened to Tessa and Tristian. Would he be able to get her before she is taking away? Would he fight for her? Would he find her if she is forced away from him? I was not prepared for the answers y’all.

This Broken Wolf picks up right where This Dark Wolf ends, literally. The opening scene is the continuation of the story and what a way to start a book. Action packed, emotionally geared chapter that brings so many feelings that I just couldn’t help but continue to read until will past 2 am. Holy smokes y’all this book destroyed me.

The things that Ford forces Tessa to do, to unleash the darkness inside her. Only he didn’t count on her determination or her spirit to interfere. Ford has plans for his “little one”, plans that Tessa just does not agree with. Thank goodness someone who kinda knows her is with her. Someone who she will protect, as she has claimed them as one of hers. It is heart breaking what this individual has to go through. Although their actions does change my opinion of them. My only hope is that what was done can be undone.

The connection between Tristan and Tessa is undeniable. It is what consumes both of them. Due to their separation, their connections pulls them towards each other just as fate pulls them apart. Both of them have a lot of darkness in them, but just maybe that darkness will also allow them to see the light. If they could just be together. I think I may have missed Tristan just as much as Tessa. What was he doing while she was trying to get back to him? What is going on with the pack? What is going on with her pack and the Hidden House? While Tessa is away these questions played heavily on her mind and mine.

The angst is heavy in this one, but it is more a by-product of all that is going on. You cannot help but have angst when you are being held against your will. I did miss the girl gang, Danika and Iyana, as they were not captured with her in This Dark Wolf. Have no fear, I am sure we will see more of them in the next book. I also missed Jace, as I feel he balances Tristan well. Hopefully, there will be more of him in the next book as well.

This Broken Wolf was a rollercoaster ride of emotions on a road of self-discovery. Tessa is stronger than she knows, stronger than Ford suspected. I suspect he is in for a rude awaking in the next book. The ending chapter left me with my jaw on the floor. This cliffhanger is vastly different than the last one but dang y’all. How much more can either of these two take? With that ending, I had to already pre-order the next one which thankfully comes out in three months. Hopefully, on May 29 we get all the answers to the many questions This Broken Wolf leaves us with.


My Rating 5 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “It’s not in my nature to obey.”


Other People

Ford- Wolf of War
Brynjar- ice giant
Perla- right hand female to Ford
Cody- Alpha-in-training

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (8) Midnight King


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




After a vicious battle for the crown, I’m now Alpha King. My brothers are safe, as is my mother, but my fated mate Nai Crescent is...

Gone.

In the middle of my coronation ceremony she disappears.

All signs point to a kidnapping, but the High Mage Realm is off limits for my kind.

I’ll be damned before I let anyone take her from me.

Unfortunately, Nai’s abduction isn’t my only problem.

Between the outcast shifters, the lower class mages, and strange deaths in Dark Row, I struggle under the weight of royal responsibilities.

The longer I rule, the more I discover how dirty the high mages are playing... and how desperate they are for power.

And I start to wonder if Nai was abducted, or if she left of her own free will.

Was fate wrong about us?

Told from Courage “Rage” Midnight’s POV, this fast-paced novella gives exclusive insight into the new Alpha King’s heart and mind after Nai's disappearance.

Why I am waiting?


Holy crow! A story from Rage’s point of view? I am here for this! So here, especially after Nai leaves…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (8) This Broken Wolf

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Teaser One

"I was wrong, Tessa," he says, his voice low and urgent. "I thought you could be my end. I only saw your power. I only heard the cries of my pack. I only saw an end to generations of devastation A final end to my bloodline. I didn't see your mind. I didn't see your heart-"


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Tristan is breaking my heart, nevermind Tessa's. Holy crow, I love this shifter.


Teaser Two

"You are anger lingering in the back of the mind," he says. "You a
re revenge growing inside the heart. You are violence begging to be unleashed. You are fear that clouds judgement. You will taste the blood of gods and defy them, just as I defied them."


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I cannot be the only one that hopes Tessa kills Ford. I hate him, he is evil. He better not mess with my girl's mind. Tristan needs to rescue her.


Teaser Three

"My wolf is not weak, I say. "I understand you have a place in my father's empire and are useful to him- and possibly to me- but if you lay a hand on my possession again, I will rip out your throat without a second thought.


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Dang, you sure are getting possessive of Cody.... Girl you belong with Tristan.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (7) Lost Girl


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

 


I've been kidnapped by vampires and Sawyer is under some love spell.

Now I’ve got to traipse through the entire Magic Lands without getting killed to make it back to Werewolf City… hopefully in one piece.

Everything would have worked out as planned if Sawyer hadn’t gone on another revenge killing spree in my honor.
Now the entire magical world is at war, and my True Mate and I are stuck in the middle of it.

It's just another Monday.

Why I am waiting?

The ending of Wolf Girl crushed me.  How could it end like that?  How do any of us go on?  Sawyer has so much to make up for.  And to be honest, I am not so sure he can…

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (7) Darkest Moon

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Teaser One

When I’d been fifteen, our most respected seer had prophesied that I would be his mate, and that the bond would somehow kill me because I was an abomination. She wasn’t wrong about the abomination thing. I had no beast inside me, the way the others did. The Alpha’s mate was meant to be a pure wolf, and I couldn’t even shift.

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Well, that explains why you left!  What if the seer was wrong though?

Teaser Two

No subordinate wolf should be able to hold his gaze for too long. But the longer I held it, the easier it became.

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You are one powerful shifter!  I wish you would realize it.

Teaser Three

“She is your destiny, and yet, you have avoided it. I understand why. You don’t want to fall to the curse the way your father did. And it was wise of you to be concerned.”

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Lachlan, dear, you are not your daddy.  You need to kiss her... 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Review: The Hunt (By Kiss and Claw #2)




Author Melissa Haag
Format e-ARC
Print Length 377 pages
Publisher self
Published Feb. 2, 2021



I was fine existing on copious amounts of chocolate. But, thanks to Fenris’s less than helpful intervention, Mom’s building a nightclub named “Man-beef Buffet.” My hell is only beginning.

Hounded by the Academy's guidance counselor, smothered by her mother, and harassed by a perverted brownie, Eliana’s patience for well-meaning help is thinning. She has more important matters on her plate. Like, dealing with the repercussions of a backfired spell while avoiding the local, hot werewolf.

When something starts stalking her, Eliana decides she’s done playing by everyone else’s rules. She might be afraid to feed, but she’s far from weak. The beast pursuing her will soon feel what it’s like when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Warning: Contains a starving succubus with violent reactions to sex toys, a loving mom who supports nudism, and a brownie with fertility issues. Recommended for mature teen readers and up.

My Opinion


The Hunt is the second book in the By Kiss and Claw series. There will be spoilers from the first book, The Howl, consider yourself warn…Welcome to Utirra…where being yourself is supposed to be accepted. Even if you are an alpha heir who doesn’t want a mate, or a succubus who would rather starve than feed. Ashlyn is still missing and Eliana is desperate to find her. Her momma is still in town and she is desperate for Eliana to embrace her nature. With all these well-meaning adults, it is a wonder who Eliana turned out to be so mature.

Being a succubus must be hard. Being a succubus who was raised with the notion that her very existence is wrong makes it even harder. Eliana avoids feeding, her avoidance has a lot to do with her reluctance to act in her very nature. After meeting her father, I can 110% see why she is literally starving herself. I mean with parents who are the polar opposites, I completely get her stance on not feed and not accepting suitors. With her powers, how can she be sure that anyone interested in her is really interested in her or just interested due to her very nature.

Heir to the alpha wolf in the community Fenris is under pressure to take a mate. So much pressure that the girls in his pack can’t truly be friends due to the competition for Fenris’ attention. Only no one has realized that since Eliana came to town, Fenris’ attention has been solely on her. He really is an amazing guy, understanding Eliana’s reluctance to feed. He takes it upon his self to find a work around. One that no one knows about not even Eliana. He positions himself to be with her often now that Megan is out of town. He conditions her to accept his hugs and his playful nature. The only question is how long will his patience last before he gives up on her.

I am so frustrated with Eliana at the end of this book. Fenris is perfect for her, and she keeps pushing him away. I can’t even. Girl! Come on…..I feel like Eliana and Fenris are mates but she won’t accept it. I get why but dang.

That ending… I don’t even know how you come back from that. It isn’t a cliffhanger more like did she really do that? I kinda hope that she has to chase Fenris in the next book because wolf shifter is pretty perfect.


My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Get in here, chipmunk. It’s time for another huggle.”