Friday, January 30, 2015

Under a Wolf Moon by Heather Long, Saranna DeWylde, Rebecca Royce, Cara Carnes, and Virginia Nelson - Review


Five brand new, hot paranormal romance stories from bestselling authors. Alpha heroes and heroines with dark pasts and the need to discover their own happy ever after will draw you in and make you turn to the next page.

Each novella offers a look into a different series and world, but each features the power of the wolf. Whether you like your wolves from small town, as billionaires, fighting wars they have to win or wrestling with ancient powers, Under a Wolf Moon has something for you.

Discover never seen before stories!
Meet tempestuous wolves!
Survive fiery battles!
Mark the date to meet their mates!

The wolf moon fills the sky and it’s time to howl!

Warning: Contains alpha heroes and heroines, scorching passion, tough love, family ties, and pack dynamics which bind them together. Sometimes a wolf’s greatest challenge is finding their way home…

Wolf Next Door by Heather Long

When Claire Webster was five years old Tyler Buckley, the wolf next door, told her he was her mate and then ordered her not to play with one of her friends. Butting heads throughout their childhood, her choice to leave Willow Bend tore them apart. Eight years later, she sends a request to the new Alpha—she wants to come home, and when he grants it, she’s both relieved and terrified. The first person she runs into is the last one who ever wants to see her again.

Princess of the Pack by Saranna DeWylde

Marchessa de la Luna’s duty is to the marriage arranged to the enigmatic and powerful, but aging Alpha Antony Rommulus. Her passion is for the rogue Cassius who can give her nothing except pleasure. Marchessa must choose if it will be duty or desire that will decide her fate and that of her pack.

Eternal by Rebecca Royce

Dougal Owens has served on the front line of The Dragon Wars for sixteen years. The last thing this Alpha werewolf expects is his mate to drop in with a plan to end the war. Together, they will battle to save the Wolves or die trying.

Hell’s Playground by Cara Carnes

The Quadrant Alpha once thought Mira’s death was the worst thing that could have happened. Learning she lives, and worse, survived torture and purgatory gives Adrik a chance to save Redemption and his mate.

Odd Wolf by Virginia Nelson

Dara is Alpha and used to taking control of the situation when it goes swirly. A rogue on her turf means a fight, and she’s ready to take him on. A woman with no plans to be tamed and a rogue wolf with no plans to stick around shouldn’t have more than a brief meeting to establish boundaries and be done. However, when Dara meets Lynwood, the call to mate might drown out logic altogether.




This is a great introduction to these talented paranormal authors, I highly recommend every single one of these stories!

Wolf Next Door by Heather Long: Fantastic addition to the world of Willow Bend, I was already in love with the world and it’s premise, so I happily dived into this novella. It was a great story about second chances, and learning to love again. Tyler and Claire were meant to be, so seeing them get to know each other again, was great. It could easily be read by new readers and I would think that Ms. Long’s strong writing skills would hook a new reader.

Princess of the Pack by Saranna DeWylde: Damn, seriously damn. Ms. DeWylde, is a go to favorite of mine even more so now. She writes these amazingly real characters, and yes I know Marchessa is a wolf shifter and how can that be real, but her thoughts her actions, all scream real to me. She’s the kind of kick ass best friend I would love to have, because while she tell you what you might not want to hear, she’ll also gut anyone who f***s with you. Thrown in a very sexy Antony and well, Ms. DeWylde needs to hurry up and write more in this series, a great introduction into what is sure to be a new favorite series of mine.

Eternal by Rebecca Royce: Dragons, wolves, war, and some conspiracy thrown in, with a love story at the core, that survives against all odds. This isn’t a light and fluffy romance. It’s gritty and they’re at war so it’s not a lighthearted romance, but Ms. Royce handles and makes the world a place I want more of. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this story while reading, but I will definitely recommend this series to other readers.

Hell’s Playground by Cara Carnes: Dragons and wolves, and a war with succubi and humans who hate anyone with paranormal blood, and it’s a recipe for a fantastic series. I finished this book, and immediately went looking for more in the series, so it’s a fantastic start to a new series, and I will be anxiously awaiting more. Adrik and Mira have both been through so much, and they’re meant for each other, and they struggled to get their happily ever after. Mira has been through a lot, and I enjoyed the surprises that Ms. Carnes through into the series, and I cannot wait to see who’s book is next and what happens with the war.

Odd Wolf by Virginia Nelson: A female Alpha, sign me up. It’s a nice change, and I really loved that Ms. Nelson has no problem taking the status quo and mixing it up. Dara could be a very Alpha at times, and a bit snappy with Lynwood but she isn’t sure that she can trust his submissiveness. Then throw in a unique conflict and villain, and I will definitely be trying out more of her Odd series, since some great secondary characters almost stole the show. I definitely recommend this one.


Pick this one up, it’s a fantastic anthology and full of all very enjoyable series, and I will be following all of these authors and anxiously awaiting more. 




I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. (I also purchased a copy because I enjoyed this anthology that much)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler - Review @Sourcebooks #shifters @PaigeTyler #4stars #review


They’re tight
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret…they’re a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something…and she’s determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...


Something is just not right about the Dallas SWAT team and Mackenzie “Mac” Stone is determined to break the story on it. Gage Dixon is definitely of the mind keep your friend’s close and enemies closer, and invites Mac to work close with them so he can control what information he feeds her.

The only problem, he’s pretty sure she’s THE ONE, even if he thinks the idea of a mysterious ONE is a total myth. He can’t deny their attraction, and the way it’s mutual made me smile. Neither really wants to act on it, but it’s there, and when they do give in, it’s pretty hot.

I have to give Ms. Tyler props, she created a new and sexy way to present both wolf shifters and police officers, I want my own big SWAT man. I mean who wouldn’t the way she describes them has me anxiously waiting the rest of them finding their own ONEs.





I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Trouble with Texas Cowboys by Carolyn Brown - Review @Sourcebooks



When Sawyer O'Donnell takes a ranch job on a whim, he lands smack dab in the middle of a Texas-sized feud! The Gallaghers and the Brennans are at each other's throats to woo the red-headed spitfire, Jill Cleary, and stake a claim for the Fiddle Creek Ranch.

Jill makes Sawyer's blood boil. They argue, they banter, but Sawyer soon goes from being driven crazy to crazy in love. Damned if he knows how that happened. But now that it has, how does he compete with two men that can give this cowgirl a lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams?




A feud, a small town, and a bit of meddling by some elderly aunts and a great story is born in Burnt Boot, Texas. I really loved this addition to the series, it has two people that bind together to survive the plotting of the two feuding families and find themselves falling a bit in love.

There were some serious hijinks in the series, and the way Sawyer and Jill handle them was very admirable. I really enjoyed watching them come to rely on each other more and more. The scenes and chemistry with these two were very sexy and I enjoyed every minute it.


I definitely recommend this and the rest of the series, Ms. Brown is a queen at writing small town romance with humor and hot chemistry.



I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review. 


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Totally Bound Submission Calls!

Totally Bound Submission Calls! Are you an inspiring author, or an established author looking for a new publisher or idea? Then how about some cowboys!



MM Vampire Cowboys

Mysterious men are lurking out there ready for their story to be told. These heroes are cowboys with a dark, underlying existence—vampire blood runs through their veins. Be inspired by our submission image and see what dangerous and exciting things happen when you make the world of cowboys and vampires collide. Preferably 30,000 plus words in a series of 6 please, but contact us with any ideas you think would be suitable. Please send a synopsis in the first instance to submissions@totallybound.com



MF Cowboy/Western

They say a picture can tell a thousand words. Here’s your chance to bring that to life. We’d like to hear your story outlines generated from this image. All we ask is that your story includes an MF pairing and will fit into the Cowboy/Western genre. Let your imagination run off into the sunset. Initially we’re acquiring short story series in this genre, so at least three books over 10,000 words that reach the Burning heat rating please. Send a synopsis in the first instance to submissions@totallybound.com


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott - Review @ForeverRomance


*Sheri Here: I'm completely in love with this cover. Beautiful dress, that I would love to own.* 


A MAN OF HIS WORD

Border lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband-even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man's arms.

A RUNAWAY BRIDE

Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood . . . or to her heart.




Molly Cockburn has lived a life of fear amongst her family, so when her family is determined to marry her off to a brute just like her father, she runs. She runs right into Walter Scott who despite what they rules say he needs to do, chooses to shelter her.

Molly and Walter falling in love is sweet, and Molly wins over Walter’s whole clan, but he’s a King’s men so he has to obey the rules of the land and send her back to her father.

I died a bit inside during certain scenes because Molly and Walter were definitely tested in their relationship and love. Ms. Scott brings them together in a way that shows that love can bloom anywhere.


I will be reading more by Ms. Scott in the future, she’s won me over and rekindled my love of historical romance. 



I received a copy for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for my review.