Book Review – Nectar by DD Price

38894032Kyla Spencer refuses to feel. Feelings are messy; they’re painful; they hold you back. Due to a painful past and secrets she wants to stay buried she keeps everyone at arm’s length. But then when she is abducted and presented as a gift to Tristan, a bored vampire prince who is destined to become a king, she has to face a few facts. Beyond facing that vampires are real Kyla has to face emotions that Tristan won’t let her run from.

Tristan is a vampire with a ravenous but insatiable appetite. For ten years he hasn’t once had his hunger sated. He feeds constantly, looking for satisfaction, and because his favourite way to feed is to feed during sex he goes through a lot of women. But then Kyla is brought to him as a gift to celebrate a promotion and from the second their eyes lock he knows there’s something different about her. After he gets a taste of Kyla neither of them will ever be the same.

“Between the taste of you, the taste of your blood, and the way you look at me, I haven’t felt this… alive… in… maybe ever.”

Cliffhanger.
Books 2 & 3 avaiable.

Trigger warnings: Explicit sex scenes. Copious amounts of blood. Some dubious consent, an ending that could be troubling to those who are squeamish about blood. If you don’t love vampire alpha males who are also sweet and swoony nymphomaniacs, maybe you should give this one a miss…

6 Feet Under Books (1)

4 stars

ok, let me take a breath and get myself together.

Kyla is a tough cookie, she’s been through a lot and trusts no one. Not even herself. She is kidnapped and taken to a vampire house – a sexy vampire who can’t control her. She doesn’t trust him either. Kyla is part of a big vicious circle. His kisses, his fingers, and just himself try to break through to her. But the instinct to run, to survive is strong in Kyla. When she runs it doesn’t end well. Trust is broken between them. Can she earn it back? And can they figure out what this push/pull relationship is all about?

Tristan is Vampire Royalty – only he’s off his game with Kyla around. Her blood is like a vamp drug and he can’t get enough.  She is the nectar and he is the bee.  Tristan is the opposite of calm, cool, & collected. He is ravenous, high, and demanding when he drinks Kyla’s blood. He isn’t going to let her go, but he can’t put her in a trance either, so there needs to be a balance. Only she is making it hard for him at every turn. No one else can have her, she is his and his alone. When will she understand that? Can’t she feel his love for her? Slowly Tristan breaks down her walls and immerses himself into her life. But for how long?

This book starts off hard and just keeps going. I will admit I did get tired of Kyla’s shit after a while. She is untrusting and unloving. The last 25% of the I was hooked on every word, watching how this all played out. Could they be together? Was Joe going to do something stupid? what about Tristan or Kyla herself? Who can be trusted and who is just playing a game?

This is a cliffhanger! UGH. Kick me in the gut why don’t you?! But I will be reading book #2 in this series. Hoping and praying for the best.

Note to DD Price, I’d love to see Sam get his own book. I love him. 🙂

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Consumed by Sara Fields

44013481My body will burn with need. My mind will go mad with lust. Then he’ll consume my soul.

I thought I knew how to handle a man like him, but there are no men like him. Though he is a billionaire, when he desired me he did not try to buy me, and when he wanted me bared and bound he didn’t call his bodyguards. He did it himself, even as I fought him, because he could.

He told me soon I would beg him to ravage me… and I did. But it wasn’t the pain of his belt searing my naked backside that drove me to plead with him to use me so shamefully I might never stop blushing. I begged because my body knew its master, and it didn’t give me a choice.

But my body is not all he plans to claim. He wants my mind and my soul too, and he will have them. He’s going to take so much of me there will be nothing left. He’s going to consume me.

Publisher’s Note: Consumed includes spankings, rough, intense sexual scenes, and strong D/s themes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

 

6 Feet Under Books (1)

4 Stars

oh, I enjoyed this book.

I could not put this book down. This is what I needed after a dry spell of books! Thank you.  I’ve been in a book funk lately – the books I’ve read have been less than stellar.  I enjoyed this book due to it’s Paranormal and Dark Romance genre.  I forgot how much I love a good Dark Romance.

Kassandra meets Markos at a party. He is captivated by her and will have her. He will have her mind, body, and soul. She will beg him to take them. He ravishes her body until she is a quivering mess. Her body needs him, wants him and only him. When she is on the edge of sanity she is placed in a drug state. Even there Markos can reach her, pulling out her lust and need for him. Together they blossom and take over the world. King and Queen of a new place.

Ok, I could not put this book down. From page 1 I was hooked on Markos. We had a love-hate relationship. I loved how he treated Kassandra, but yet I hated it too. He toyed with her body and mind, taking her to the edge over and over until she would crumble at his command.

Plenty of wanton sex and chemistry/trust building between Markos and Kassandra.

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Portal Through the Veil by Miranda Lynn

43376264An heir, set to rule over all of Faery, on one condition- that she marry and take a King to rule at her side. Her father is determined to see her wed to a prince of his choosing, however, Tatianna has other plans. Plans that don’t involve tying the knot. What this princess didn’t anticipate, was the unexpected guest to what was, essentially, her engagement festival.

Kallan, prince of the dark court- was not only unexpected, but uninvited. He knew it would be a risk to show up. Not only was he a dark fae, but a human as well. It would all be worth it though to see her again. When light meets dark- and two worlds collide- secrets, lies and betrayals are exposed.

Luckily, fate, magic and a bit of divine intervention will help to bring balance back to the land of Faery. No matter the cost.

 

6 Feet Under Books (1)

3 stars

Tahna is next in line to be the queen of the fae. However, her father wants her to pick a king to rule with her. Tahna wants to rule alone, she is strong enough to do it. Her father agrees, but doesn’t want her to rule alone. A series of quests are set up. Four of the best fae are selected and sent forth to win her hand in marriage. Check that, five. A dark fae showed up to play too. Kallan, the dark fae wants the same thing as Tahna to reunite the two courts. Only others don’t agree and will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Can Kal and Tahna work together and win? Or will the courts topple, bringing everything down to the ground?

This is a quick read. I enjoyed Tahna and Kal. But I couldn’t help but think of the Disney movie Brave. The tests for her hand, the witches cabin with ruins and potions. The spirited princess. The fact that she doesn’t want to marry and wants to rule alone. Once I got past that and Kal was more of the story I enjoyed it more.

I wanted to know more about Kallan.  What he was taught in the dark court.  How he knew about the quests?  Things about him.

Mikhail by Lauren Smith

36639648A dragon never leaves his hoard unguarded. His heart is another matter. 

The second eldest in an ancient line of Russian dragon shifters, Mikhail Barinov had one job: protect one of the family hoard of jewels. Distracted by the English virgin queen Elizabeth, who was as dazzling as she was devious; he lost everything. Five centuries of exile later, news that a construction crew has unearthed a massive trove of gold and jewels sends him racing to London, determined to steal back his family’s treasure… and his honor.

Professional gemologist Piper Linwood can’t wait to bury herself in her newest project, evaluating a hoard of Elizabethan-era treasure. But both her life and career are threatened when a mysterious, brooding man with a dangerous smile — and an even more dangerous kiss — snatches the lot.

Unwillingly swept along for the ride, Piper discovers Mikhail is no mere thief. And the dragon on his back is more than a tattoo. It’s a living, breathing extension of a bad boy she’s finding harder and harder to resist. But his heart is a treasure she can never own… because to save her career, she’ll have to betray his trust.

6 Feet Under Books

3 Stars

good story, quick, moved at a good pace. Some great characters

Piper is a gemologist – she is now at an auction to sell off tons of gems. Then she meets Mikhail and all bets are off. There is something mysterious about him and dangerous. Yet, she can’t keep away from him. There is something between them, the way he looks at her and the way he makes her feel. Could this be the one to take her V card? Things heat up fast for Piper and Mikhail.

Mikhail is smitten for the little human, Piper. She is a rarity-a virgin and her blood calls to him. He needs her help with a job, but then he can’t part with her and takes her to his place. It’s there that he spills his secrets to her and calls to her. When push comes to shove Mikhail will stand up for her and keep her safe as he promised, but will she listen to him?

I enjoy paranormal books with potential. This book had potential. There are so many cool characters that could become spin-offs and maybe they already have and I didn’t see them yet – yes I’ll be going to look as soon as I’m done!

The only downfall I had was what happened at the end with Piper – it felt too cliche.  Maybe that’s just me.  I don’t want to spoil it, but when it happens you might understand!

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A Call to Pride by Poppy Woods

42424715Liza Moultrie has been on the run from her past for over a year, trying to make sense of the events surrounding the attack that brought her life to a screeching hault. Life in Helen, Georgia has been kind to her and the friendships she found there have made the healing process a little easier, if painstakingly slow. Unable to distinguish nightmares from memories, she turns to the two guys who stomped into her life with without warning.

Parker and Kade James have secrets of their own, and apparently they’re bad at keeping them. Helen was supposed to be one more stop on the road, one more paycheck. That was until they met their mate. Their mate. Two brothers, one seemingly human girl, and they’re both drawn to her. When Liza’s past catches up to her, can the brothers keep her safe? Can she let them in and accept her place as their mate?

With danger stalking her, literally, throughout the town she has come to think of as her refuge, Liza has only one choice: Trust them.

A Call To Pride is a paranormal menage romance. Steamy shifters make this story unacceptable for anyone under the age of eighteen. Because the characters in this universe have a story to tell, and the author has little control over that, some uncomfortable topics may be touched on such as sexual assault, abuse, and death.

 

6 Feet Under Books

4 Stars

Healing from the past, Liza tries to bury the past in Helen, Georgia.  She has a new life, new friends, new job, all that jazz.  She also has nightmares about the past and what happened to her.  Liza can’t outgrow or overcome it.   Then she meets Kade and Parker.  Two enigmas.  Yet she is drawn to them and doesn’t understand why.  When her past comes back to haunt her, she tries to run, but Kade and Parker won’t let her.  They are claiming her as their own.  Her attacker lays claim on her too.  The scar he left on her body proclaims his claim on her too.  Yet, it didn’t have the desired effect.  When her true nature comes through with the brother’s still care about her?  Or will they run off too??

Parker is the Alpha, Kade should be the Alpha but he has no people skills, his animal is too dominant.  When they catch Liza, they know who she is to them.  Mate.  They carefully pursue her, letting her always make the first move.  They protect her, they keep her safe, and they love her.  When push comes to shove, with the brother’s be able to share her?

I liked this story.  I liked how Liza needed to figure out what she is.  But, when she figured out what she is, I sighed.  I wanted so much more for her.  I did like the brothers and how different they are.  Yet how they both loved Liza.  The story was fast-paced and filled with sexy scenes.

Yes, this is a cliff hanger, but not in a bad way.  Liza isn’t kidnapped, we know she is safe, but what we don’t know……yeah, you’ll have to read it to find out.   I will be reading book #2 in this series.