Ford’s Fate by Michelle Dare

 

Title: Ford’s Fate

Author: Michelle Dare

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design

Photographer: Eric McKinney

Publication Date: May 24th, 2019

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Blurb:

As a young vampire, Ford had experienced more than those much older than him. The love of his life left him. He fell for his best friend. People he considered friends were killed. Blood was on his hands.

 

Through it all, he never forgot his first love. The one who stole his heart then shattered it when he least expected.

 

When Sienna left Ford and mated with another, she thought she’d found her companion for eternity. Except, her life didn’t play out that way. Her mate was killed, leaving Sienna a shell of the shifter she once was.

 

Ford wanted Sienna back, but the choice had to be hers. Then her life was in danger, and his plans changed in an instant. All that mattered was keeping her safe.

 

Reaching a crossroad, they were helpless to fate’s plan. Ford was left standing before Sienna, wearing his heart on his sleeve, waiting to see what she’d do next.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43175277-ford-s-fate

 

Author Bio:
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.

 

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Cover Reveal – The Irish Cowboy by Jessica Marin

 

Title: The Irish Cowboy (Bear Creek Rodeo)

Author: Jessica Marin

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Cover Designer – EDH Graphics

Release Date: May 21st, 2019

 

Buy Links: Pre-Order not available yet.

 

Goodreads TBR – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45012711-the-irish-cowboy

 

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Blurb​:

The Kearney Brothers from Ireland are riding into Bear Creek … and into your heart!

 

Tessa Mandel

The catcalls and whistles get old, but cowboys are a necessary evil when you work at the Bear Creek Rodeo. While rodeo life isn’t for me, it’s the only thing supporting my secret side career. I live a double life, but I know my dream of returning to the big city is close to becoming reality. If being an orphan has taught me anything, it’s that you can’t count on anyone but yourself. Working for the rodeo brings many distractions and I can’t afford the complications that come with sliding between the sheets with a smooth talker in tight jeans and a cowboy hat. I have big plans for myself and none of them include being charmed by any of these cowboy Casanovas.

 

But then I meet the infamous Rhett Kearney, who makes my stomach flutter by just saying my name. One kiss from his gorgeous Irish lips turn my world upside down and my panties inside out.

My timeline doesn’t include falling for a handsome cowboy… but it might be too late for that.

Rhett Kearney

As one of the top bronc riders in the world, I’m no stranger to hard work that draws out blood, sweat and tears. Every time I leave Ireland to compete, I feel the weight of my birthright square on my shoulders, but nothing compares to the roar of a crowd when I climb onto that bucking horse, riding it as hard as I can for those eight seconds. The goal has always been the same — compete in US National Rodeo Finals and make as much money as I can. It’s a race against time, as age is not your friend when you are a professional cowboy. So I don’t waste my time chasing skirts and getting tangled up with a pretty face who’s looking for her next meal ticket out of town.

But I couldn’t prepare myself for the sassy Tessa Mandel or the punch to the gut when I see her beautiful baby blue eyes flare with desire, making me want to risk it all for one more taste of her honeysuckle kisses.

 

I didn’t travel halfway around the world to lose. I’m taking home my grand prize… she just doesn’t know it’s her yet.   

 

Bear Creek Rodeo is a series of contemporary love stories written by bestselling authors Jennifer D. Bokal, Amy L. Gale, Sara Jolene, Jessica Marin and Kirsten Osbourne.

 

Author Bio:

Jessica Marin began her love affair with books at a young age from the encouragement of her

Grandma Shirley. She has always dreamed of being an author and finally made her dreams of

writing happily ever after stories a reality. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband,

children and fur babies. When she’s not hanging out with her family, she loves watching a good

movie, going dancing with the ladies, sniffing essential oils and daydreaming of warm beaches,

winning the lotto and world peace.

 

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Other books by Jessica Marin:

 

Until Valerie (Part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World)

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Let Me In Series

Heartbreak Warfare (Let Me In, Book 1) is on sale for $0.99

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Perfectly Lonely (Let Me In, Book 2)

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Edge of Desire (Let Me In, Book 3)

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Amazon UK – http://amzn.eu/d/35211YB

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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…

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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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Instinct by Loki Renard

44168251He is Savage. Dominant. Primitive. I am a slave to his instinct.

In the year 10,442, humanity is a space-faring race.
We do not have sex, and we certainly do not breed.

I am an observer, a young woman alone in space, being punished for her sins. My sentence is to observe a remote planet where it is rumored an old Earth ship crashed thousands of years ago. According to records, there were no survivors.

The records were wrong.

While in orbit around the planet, I am hit. My shuttle crashes.

Zion, the beast of a man who pulls me from the wreckage and sets about making me his own does not know that my people do not engage in sexual activity. He doesn’t understand that reproduction is expressly forbidden. All he knows is that he wants me.

My untouched body will be his in every way imaginable. He will mate me over and over. He will fill me with his seed until my belly swells. When I defy him, I will be punished shamefully and thoroughly until I give him the submission he demands.

But there are even more dangerous things in the universe than Zion. My people will come for me, and when they do, even my primitive beast of a man might not be enough to save me from their wrath.

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4 Stars

Strange things lurk in the stars around us. Tselia is sent to observe a planet. Report back if life is found, but NOT to engage. The planet and people could be compromised by her. Only she doesn’t listen, she is fascinated by the humanoids on the planet and decides to venture closer only to be hurled from the air onto the planet. It’s there that she meets Zion, a huge man who declares her as HIS. He protects her, feeds her, loves her, and punishes her. Tselia doesn’t understand what he is doing, she just keeps fighting him. It’s not until they talk of her father, Patron and how mad he is going to be at her, does she seem to understand Zion better. He claims her days and nights. She is happy to hand them over to him if only he’d let her go back to her ship and leave.

Zion has the star girl, she is now his. She fights him over everything and must be punished. His body craves her and he will have her, but she will beg him for his seed. Zion will teach her the way of his village and keep her safe. Returning home to the stars is no longer an option for his star girl. She will stand and make babies with him, die with him, and love him. When push comes to shove with Tselia want to stay with him or return home? She is his, but does she understand that?

Zion is a grade A neanderthal. The planet isn’t as evolved at Tselia is used to. They are simple people with no technology, they live off the land and survive as our neanderthal ancestors would have. Only the women are hunters and the men as used for sex until they mate. Once they mate they are off the market and are 100% committed to their partners.

I will say I love a good Sci-fi romance book. This hit most of the marks for me. Good world building, great male character who took what he wanted, climax at the end. But Tselia was my only issue, I felt like her age of 18 was too young. All in all a great story, great background on Tselia. You really understand where she is coming from and how she feels and why she does the stuff she does.

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Running Elk by Elizabeth Anne Porter

44143388The times are changing faster than Running Elk can keep up with. Every day when the Comanche wakes up, there are fewer buffalo and more white settlers invading the plains where he and his people make their home. Angered as he is by the relentless assault on the land he loves, Running Elk doesn’t think about the differences between his people and the settlers when he spots Alexandria Standish picking flowers one day. The woman’s beauty bowls him over, and Running Elk knows he’ll never be the same again, just like he knows he won’t be able to avoid seeking her out, again and again, no matter the consequences.
Alexandria doesn’t know what to think when she encounters the quiet, handsome Comanche warrior just beyond her wagon train’s encampment. She’s never met anyone who makes her feel this way—not even her husband, who is more brother to her than lover, truthfully. But Running Elk stirs something in her … something she can’t let go of, no matter what. And when he kisses her for the first time, she knows that her world has been forever changed.
Will their love be able to conquer the tide of change sweeping across the country, threatening the only life Running Elk and his tribe have ever known?

 

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3 stars

Running Elk is a proud warrior for his Native American Comanche tribe. Yet he falls under the spell of a white woman. He must have her. He must make her his. Only she has a man and he has a wife. Yet he won’t give her up. When he finally meets her at the edge of the water, he needs to be with her. After that he goes away on a raid, leaving her in the care of his nephew – a tender young man. Running Elk loses Two Fires, the white woman, to a Kiowa. They have a treaty, Running Elk has no claim on Two Flames. Every time he gets close enough to get Two Flames, something gets in his way. Honestly, it’s like the gods are trying to tell him, they shouldn’t be together and he isn’t getting it. He persists. Can he ever have a life with Two Fires? Or will their life consists of quick moments, glances, and passing each other?

Alexandria Standish is not afraid of the Native American before her. She is intrigued by him. When she lays down for him, she does it willingly and happily. Because he is what he wants. At every turn, there is an obstacle keeping her from him. When she is captured and forced to live with Standing Bear, she agrees to live with him and raise the child. He loves her very much and wishes to make her his wife. Two Fires never forgets the love she has for Running Elk, not even when she is with Standing Bear or when the white men come to take her. He is what keeps her alive. Will she ever see him alive again?

Ok, while I did enjoy this book I had some misgivings too. Apparently, Alexandria is AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL that all the men want her. Must be slim pickings. Even the ending, yeah is a HEA, but there isn’t much interaction between Two Fires and Running Elk. The little bit that there is, is fraught with disaster.

I loved the setting, the secondary characters, and the details of this story. I just wish Two Fires and Running Elk could have had more time together in the book and less struggling.  All in all this book, this story just wasn’t for me.

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