Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Book Review: Wolf Under Fire (STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1) by Paige Tyler

Wolf Under Fire (STAT #1)
Title: Wolf Under Fire (STAT: Special Threat Assessment Team #1) 

Author: Paige Tyler 

Stars: 4

Review:
It might say the first in a series but readers will really want to go back former series to understand the different characters.  Paige Tyler does a wonderful job of catching up readers from her other books in the series.  The author is able to create character development, action, romance and heart in to her short fast paced books. There is romance, wonder and sex.  Not to mention lots of bad to the bone characters I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.
Readers will find a new world with use agents who are just as different as the first Wold Series.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Paige Tyle Wolf Under Fire.

 Synopsis: 
For the cases no one else can solve, they send in the Special Threat Assessment Team

Supernatural creatures are no longer keeping their existence secret from humans, causing panic around the globe. To investigate, monitor, and―when necessary―take down dangerous supernatural offenders, an international task force was established: The Special Threat Assessment Team.

STAT agent Jestina Ridley is in London with her team investigating a suspicious kidnapping. Over her radio, Jes hears her teammates being savagely attacked. She runs to help, but she's too late. The only survivor, Jes calls for backup and gets former Navy SEAL and alpha werewolf Jake Huang and his new pack. Convinced that the creature who butchered her teammates was a werewolf, Jes doesn't trust them. But if they're going to uncover the facts and make it back home alive, she'll need Jake's help. And with everything on the line, Jes will have to accept Jake for who he is, or lose the partner she never expected to find.


Mass Market Paperback320 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

About The Author:
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

Represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Book Review: Broken (Deep Ops #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

Broken (Deep Ops #3)
Title: Broken (Deep Ops #3) 

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Stars: 5

Review:
The band of misfits from the Deep Ops series has to be one of the most fun series I have read.  The characters developments are awesome has reader will not be able to hold back the laughs picturing Clarence Wolf and his kitten protecting Dana.  Things go from crazy to insane as the author has reader running to keep up with her amazing cast of characters. 
The author is able to write a sex scene that will leave readers hot and bothered.  She is able to create memorable characters from the drinking cross dressing dog to the grumpy unwilling leader. As the story ends readers will want more from the misfits and their friends as they figure out what is going on in the crazy world.
Thank you to the author, Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Rebecca Zanetti Broken.  
Readers will want and need more from this series.


Synopsis:
Dangerous: Former Navy SEAL Clarence Wolfe's unit was taken out with a land mine. Injured and devastated, he hasn't been quite right since. Worse, the tragedy was no accident. All Wolfe wants now is to take down the man responsible. In the meantime, he's good with being the muscle for the Deep Ops team--and leading a steamy no-strings-attached personal life. Until one intriguing woman changes everything . . .

Determined: Reporter Dana Mulberry is on a mission to avenge the death of a fellow journalist. She's finally hot on a trail--right to a sex club--where she runs into . . . Wolfe? It seems both their leads have led to the same spot. To keep from blowing their covers, they'll have to at least pretend to have a little fun. Trouble is, they genuinely like each other. And that's way too risky for Wolfe, especially when, to his surprise, Dana agrees . . .

Complicated: Drawn to each other in ways they can't understand, Wolfe and Dana keep it professional--until they're shot at one night. And when their adventures land them both at the heart of corruption in D.C.--and at odds in their missions--they'll have to dig deeper than ever to succeed in their quests--and with each other 


Paperback384 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Zebra

About The Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Book Review: Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1) by Karen Harper

Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1)
Title: Deep in the Alaskan Woods (Alaska Wild #1)

Author: Karen Harper 

Stars: 3

Review:
Karen Harper writing style in this new series is a little choppy.  The characters are created to be like able and the author tried hard but failed to have readers connect with them. Alex morns the loss of someone she didn't really know which at times felt forced and almost unbelievable at times. Alex is running away from her past life to hide in Alaska.  The connection between Alex and Quinn is forced and doesn't move naturally.

This story lacks convictions, believably and  creativity expected fro Karen Harper. 
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
Alexandra Collister came to her estranged cousins’ B and B in Lost Lake, Alaska, looking for a fresh start. The sprawling forest surrounding the lodge can be harsh and unforgiving, but when Alex meets rugged wilderness tracker Quinn Mantell, he offers to be her guide. Still recovering from a toxic previous relationship, Alex is wary of getting too close, but when savagely deep claw marks appear outside her bedroom window, keeping her distance from Quinn is no longer an option.

Soon a body turns up exhibiting the same ruthless slash marks, and Alex knows it isn’t a coincidence. Something sinister is lurking in the woods around Lost Lake, turning Alex’s fresh start into a brutal game of survival. The murky veil of forest offers more threats than answers. Can Alex and Quinn find the killer before darkness falls for good?



Kindle Edition400 pages
Published April 28th 2020 by MIRA

About The Author:

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women. Karen's books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005. Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county. Her most recent books include THE SOUTH SHORES TRILOGY (CHASING SHADOWS, DROWNING TIDES and FALLING DARKNESS.) Her latest historical is THE ROYAL NANNY. Please visit her website at www.KarenHarperAuthor and her fb page at www.facebook.com/KarenHarperAuthor

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Book Review: Hard Edge (Cobra Elite #4) by Pamela Clare

Hard Edge (Cobra Elite, #4)
Title:  Hard Edge (Cobra Elite #4) 

Author:  Pamela Clare 

Stars: 3 1\2 

Review:
Hard Edge starts off with everything reader love about Romantic Suspense novels but soon the two leads end up never leaving their hotel room, falling in lust. Slowing the story down to a crawl.  The last half of or 20%left of the book is when the action picks up it pulls readers in keeping them locked and loaded.  The ending is predictable. The author tries hard to get readers to connect to Gabriela families and the loss she has experienced but it falls just short of what readers might have wanted. 
The story is a quick fast hot read for those looking for something yummy next to the pool side but make sure your kids are not looking over your shoulders.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Pamela Clare Hard Edge.

Synopsis:
Gabriela Marquez came to her parents’ homeland of Venezuela to help its people. Working undercover for the CIA as Sister María, a Franciscan nun, she spends long days at the mission, giving food to the poor, helping the sick—and keeping a close watch on local drug trafficking. When a violent raid makes her a hostage together with two American journalists, she finds herself the prisoner of the very cartel she’s been spying on. Fortunately for the journalists—but not so luckily for her captors—Sister María is not what she seems to be. Hiding behind her nun’s habit, Gabriela puts her training to use to ensure the hostages’ survival.

Dylan Cruz spent the better part of a decade with Seal Team Six, ridding the world of scum. Now an operative with Cobra International Security, he’s sent to Venezuela with a small team to gather intel for a hostage rescue. Against all expectations, he gets valuable information from one of the hostages—a beautiful young nun. Sister María of the Gorgeous Brown Eyes puts R-rated thoughts in his mind, thoughts he has no business thinking. Then again, he always figured he’d end up in hell.

When the rescue fails, Dylan finds himself trapped in hostile territory with lovely Sister María. Together, they go underground to reach the Colombian border, but Sister María is full of secrets—and enticing surprises. Beneath that shapeless, gray habit is a woman whose abilities—and passions—are a match for Dylan’s. As the desire between them ignites, what should have been a straightforward mission of evade-and-escape turns into a fight for survival against a murderous cartel boss who wants them both dead.



ebook
Published April 21st 2020

About The Author:
USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two grown sons and two cats, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (SurrenderDefiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Book Review: Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3) by Amy Braun

Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3)
Title:  Fury of the Gods (Areios Brothers #3)

Author: Amy Braun

Stars: 4

Review:
I should have started with book one to better understand who is who and what is going on.  That being said fan of supernatural mixed with Greek Mythology will love the Areios Brothers Series.  Again start with book 1 Otherwise you will be confused jumping in midway. 
The writing style and grammar in on point for the type of book Amy the author is writing.  It has your typical Urban Supernatural mix.  The characters come off the pages as reader are running along with Derek and Liam.  Each character follows the mix of mythology as well as the author own twist of events.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the advance copy of Amy Braun Fury of the Gods.

Synopsis:
Fate brings consequence.

Separated from his brother by curses and lies, Derek Areios is forced into hiding. With rogue goddesses on his side, he begins his search for the Mind of Cronus. But his plans come to a screeching halt when the Olympians send nightmarish warriors to hunt him. Creatures even the gods themselves fear.

Liam Areios, lost without his brother and trapped in service for the Olympians, continues the hunt for the Mind of Cronus. The remaining gods refuse to trust him—or any human—and Liam begins to see just how mad power has made them. Becoming entangled in the schemes of mortals and immortals, Liam will have to fight or lose everyone he loves.

Deadly monsters, betrayal, and pulse-pounding action fill the pages of the third novel in the AREIOS BROTHERS series


Paperback246 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Amy Braun

About The Author:
Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. When she isn't writing, she's reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.

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