Get Your Shift Together by Ruby Dixon

Title: Get Your Shift Together
Author: 
Ruby Dixon
Series:
Bear Bites – #2
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release date: December 31, 2015
Pages:
98
Synopsis:

28177730I’ve been looking for a mate in all the wrong places. When the right one shows up in Pine Falls with a man in tow, I almost miss her. Caroline Abbott is a sweetheart of a city girl who is making one last stab at keeping her (dead) relationship together. When her fool of an ex takes off and leaves her alone in the forest, I’m more than happy to step into his abandoned shoes.

While I can make her shout with pleasure, I worry those screams will turn to fear when she realizes that my hidden half is a bear.

I can’t keep the secret much longer, but telling her might scare her off for good.

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Reviewer: Arys

Get Your Shift Together by Ruby Dixon is book two in her Bear Bites series and I was happy to see it was about playboy bear shifter, Leo Prufuchs.

Leo is best friends with the hero from book one, Cole Braxton. A playboy, who never really sees a woman past one night, he isn’t expecting to find his mate and nearly misses her especially when she comes into town with her boyfriend in tow.

Caroline Abbott comes to Pine Falls on a last ditch effort to save her dead-end relationship with her boyfriend, Bill. Unknowing, that she’d be the one ditched in the middle of the woods by the jerk. Luckily for her, Leo finds out about her being stranded and goes into the woods to check on her.

Once alone in the woods, the story really picks up as Leo realizes Caroline is his mate and luckily for us we don’t have to wait long for him to go after his girl or make her his.

What I really like about book two is that there is no reluctance in the hero in regards to being with a human like there was in book one. Once the boyfriend is out of the picture and he realizes that she is his mate, he goes for it. And boy is he charming and sexy.

This was a short read, but really sweet and enjoyable. Leo and Caroline are great characters. I very much recommend and can’t wait to read more from Ms. Dixon.

About this author

Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author.

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Shift Out of Luck by Ruby Dixon

Title: Shift Out of Luck
Author:
Ruby Dixon
Series:
Bear Bites – #1
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release date: December 31, 2015
Pages:
99
Synopsis:

28177739There are few things that are off limits to the were-bears of Pine Falls, but humans are one of them. Which is a real pain, because I’ve had it bad for curvy Adelaide Laurent ever since she sashayed into town. The fact that she’s forbidden fruit just makes my fantasies all the sweeter.

But when she signs up to go on a weekend camping trip with the town’s biggest player, it’s time for a bear to step in and claim his mate.

I don’t care if it breaks the rules. She’s mine, and it’s time she knew it.

Rating: Star-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-FullStar-Full
Reviewer: Arys

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Shift Out of Luck by Ruby Dixon is a fun short erotic romance story and book one in her brand-new shifter series, Bear Bites, and I am happy to say it is off to a hot and sexy start.

Cole Braxton has been obsessed with Adelaide Laurent for three years since she first came to Pine Falls. A bear-shifter who has found his mate, Cole wants no other woman but Adelaide. However, because he’s afraid of physically hurting her since she’s human, he’s kept his distance.

However, when Adelaide decides to go on a camping tour into the woods with the town’s biggest player, he’s not willing to let her go.

Things then begin to heat up between the two main characters and the story takes off from there (though Cole does make things harder than they need to be especially with his worries, but he makes up for it in the end).

As a reader, I love how Ms. Dixon includes both characters POVs, so we get not only the heat from the detailed lovemaking, but also the emotion. Furthermore, I really liked Adelaide as a heroine. She’s confident, bold and not afraid to take charge, even sexually, especially when it means getting her man.

Also, another thing I enjoy about Ms. Dixon’s books is how well-written her stories are and how her supporting characters always have as much personality as the main characters. Leo Prufuchs is charming (albeit a playboy) and funny. He really stood out even for the little bits he appeared. I hope he gets his own story.

If you’re a fan of Dixon’s Bedlam Butchers MC and Ice Planet Barbarians, you’ll enjoy her new series. Shift Out of Luck is definitely a must read.

About this author

Ruby Dixon is the secret penname of a NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author.

The Lost Slipper by Alexa Riley

Title: The Lost Slipper
Author:
Alexa Riley
Series:
Fairytale Shifter – #3
Genre:
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 3, 2016
Pages:
100
Synopsis:

28250395The first time Stone saw Winnie, she was alone in the woods with no memory of where she came from.

With one look, he knew something was different. When she finally came of age and her mating heat kicked in, he realized that she had always been the one.

Sent to live with a strange family, Winnie was forced to deal with the hateful treatment of her stepmother and stepsisters.

Mating the alpha changed that.

But when her past comes back to find her, will the heat last after the clock strikes midnight?

Warning: This shifter fairy tale is meant to be enjoyed by only those who love this kind of adorable stuff. Think you’ve got what it takes? Then come on in!

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Reviewer: Arys

The Lost Slipper by Alexa Riley is book three in her fairytale shifter series and all I can say is…perfect! From the very beginning with the prologues from Winnie and Stone’s POVs, Ms. Riley had me at “Please.”

Out of the three books (each can be read as a standalone, though why would you want to miss out on the others?), Winnie and Stone’s has now become my favorite! Ms. Riley’s stories just keep getting better and better with her signature sexy love scenes that I’ve come to love mixed with an absorbing character-driven plot that had me glued to my kindle the whole way through.

From the first book, Stone has come across as the very strong alpha, controlled, and at times indifferent, but underneath his big wolf exterior he’s completely just as obsessed, possessive, emotional, and in love as the rest of his brethren who have found their mates before him.

Winnie is a bear shifter who was found lost in the woods with no memory of her family or who she was before Gray Ridge. From the start she’s felt a connection with Stone and over the years she has wanted him to notice her and want her like she’s wanted him, even if as just friends. However, he’s kept her at a distance, as if she were a stray and not worthy enough for his attention asking her to go to Gwen instead. A notion her mean stepmother and two stepsisters, the family Stone asked to take her in, continually remind her as they verbally abuse her and treat her as their own personal servant (I really wanted Winnie to go all bear on her stepsisters and teach them a lesson).

The Lost Slipper picks up where Book 2 ended, with Stone bursting in and announcing Winnie is his. In an instant, Stone claims Winnie as his mate. However, instead of everything falling into place and being all hearts and roses, Winnie does not feel the pull of being Stone’s fated mate like he does. Rather, it is hard for her to easily accept him as her mate even though she’s loved him for so long. He’s spent years pushing her away and now all of a sudden, he wants her?

I love that Winnie’s willing to push back and ask for what she wants. To not fall in line because Stone is alpha and her mate. She wants Stone’s love, but only if it’s real, and not because nature tells him that he has to love her. My heart went out for Winnie and for Stone. This story brought out a lot of emotions and I couldn’t get enough of these two.

So Stone sets out to prove to Winnie that he loves her and that it has always been her since the first day he brought her home after they found her. He’s so sweet in this story while still being his dominant alpha self.

Besides the romance and very hot scenes between Stone and Winnie, Ms. Riley even adds in a little bit of mystery with a rogue shifter prowling Gray Ridge.

My favorite quote from the book is, “Cinderella wishes she had it this good.” And I wholeheartedly agree, Winnie completely has it better than Cinderella especially with her wolf-charming, Stone.

Overall, the Lost Slipper is a must read and I eagerly recommend it to anyone who loves a great shifter romance with a fairytale twist. Another great edition to the series and I can’t wait for the next story.

About this author

I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

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Forever Hers by Caroline Cairn

Title: Forever Hers
Author: 
Caroline Cairn
Series:
Spirits of Saoradh – #1
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 27, 2015
Pages:
248
Synopsis:

27996350Feisty twenty-four year old Holly, or Miss Greedy as her friends call her, receives a wooden cube as a gift from an enigmatic elderly lady who happens to be her mother’s new neighbour in Lossiemouth, a small Scottish fishing town.

What she doesn’t expect, is for the cube to contain Blayne, a Spirit of Saoradh only she can see and touch. Blayne is a playful, headstrong ghost with no recollection of his human past and an ability to grant Holly’s wishes whenever she calls for him — as long as said wishes don’t raise any questions from the public that is. So a shiny new car might be out of the question, but the possibility of a flat stomach, a consistently spotless house or a perfect daily hairstyle more than make up for it.

Through their incessant banter, Holly and Blayne grow closer while fighting against their mutual attraction since they have no possible future together.

But when the painful reality of Blayne’s existence is revealed, Holly will realize that it’s not always the girl who needs to be saved.

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Reviewer: Kat

Forever Hers is a delightful paranormal romance about a woman whose life was forever changed when she was gifted with a wooden cube by an old lady who was her mother’s new neighbor. It was no ordinary wooden cube as it contained a Spirit of Saoradh who goes by the name of Blayne and he has the ability to grant any of Holly’s wishes, that was, within reason.

While Holly and Blayne didn’t get along at first, their fights turned into banters and their attraction for each other grew stronger and they couldn’t fight it even if they knew any future together was impossible.

First of all, I thought the blurb was definitely eye-catching. It was an interesting concept. I haven’t come across genie-type Heroes in PNR, or I haven’t read my good share of PNR yet. Either way, I was intrigued.

The story overall was great. I thought it was very well-written and I really enjoyed banters between Holly and Blayne. Definitely, I was entertained. It was an easy read and I highly recommend this to readers of PNR who prefer the “softer” side of it. To me it definitely gave off the NA vibe. Could be just me too.

I couldn’t really decide if I like Holly or not. She comes off as a bit immature to me, a bit selfish at first, and not so put together. But by the time I reached the end of the book, I decided that she wasn’t so bad after all. Blayne on the other hand… Come to think of it, I feel exactly the same about Blayne. I think they’ll grow on you as the novel progresses.

Yet, I felt that the ending was perfect too. 🙂

My only reservation about this book is merely the layout of it. The POVs of the H/h gets mixed up in paragraphs and confuses me for a second.

But overall, it was good and I liked it.

This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About this author

I am a first time paranormal romance author (yikes! Scary!). I live in the Highlands of Scotland with one husband, two children and about thirteen fish. My other half and I both come from France, which you wouldn’t guess considering our children hardly speak the language…

I enjoy rock music, digital fantasy art, discovering anything new and original, and fresh baked bread.
Especially fresh baked bread. Nom nom nom.

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Phoenix Broken by Heather R. Blair

Title: Phoenix Broken
Author: 
Heather R. Blair
Series:
Phoenix, Inc. – #3
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 17, 2015
Pages:
388
Synopsis:

25469532“You asked for it, angel…”

Scott Davidson was a good man once upon a time, but that man is gone. The only thing that holds him together these days is revenge.

During his hunt for the psychotic vampire that tore his world apart, Scott comes across a beautiful half-demon marked for death. He agrees to protect Des, but he’ll never agree to let her into his heart. His bed, though, just might be another story…

Desdemona Baptiste is a succubus who thought she understood the in’s and out’s of lust. Until he dances into her life. She’s pulled to Scott in ways that frighten her, ways that make her think there is more to this than lust.

Fate couldn’t be so cruel… or maybe it could.

The third book in the Phoenix Inc. series, PHOENIX BROKEN is set in a world about to fracture apart. A world where monsters are real and the things that lurk in your nightmares aren’t content to stay there.

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Reviewer: Kat

November is a great month for me, because most of my favorite indies released new titles and that of course includes Ms Blair with Phoenix Broken, the latest installment of Phoenix, Inc. series.

This book was a total emotional roller coaster ride; heart-wrenching, at the same time exhilarating. There is no doubt, no doubt at all that Heather R. Blair is an amazing writer—her writing style, her electrifying plots, her unforgettable characters, and everything else that goes along with it.

We all know Scott Davidson from the previous books in the series, the doting husband of the alluring Jules Gentry’s best friend, Fannie. We have seen how much he loved Fannie and the twins. We also know of the tragic event that occurred in Phoenix Fallen that changed him like day to night. He has now one purpose: Revenge. So, when he got the chance to find the man who murdered his wife, he jumped at it… but things didn’t exactly go according to plan. He instead met a seductress that drew his interest. She is Desdemona Baptiste, and she was stirred the second she caught sight of this big, blond man. She sensed in him a darkness and as half-succubus/half-human, stole a clandestine moment with him, to relieve him of it, to comfort.

I thought I was in love with Miles and Jules, the heroes of the previous books in the series but nothing compared to what I felt for Scott reading this book. It turns out that he is more than we first assumed, and frankly I wasn’t surprised. Indeed, I’m delighted with this revelation. I’m not telling more, so you’ll have to read the series to find out what I mean. 😉

I definitely loved Des too. She considers herself neither demon nor human. She is her own being. She is strong, willful and confident, but at the same time she can also be vulnerable. I really enjoyed getting to know her.

All in all, it was a great book, full of twists and turns that are definitely thrilling. And for the last 15% of the book, I was breathless by the time I reached the end. What a ride this book was!

Oh, and I also forgot to mention the sex scenes? Gosh, they were hot hot hot and yummy! 😉

The best thing about this book is… this is just the beginning. I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next!

This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About this author

Heather R. Blair wrote her first book in the first grade and hasn’t stopped since. Back then it all about horses, now it’s pretty much the dark, sexy and shivery.

She lives in the frozen north of Minnesota, near that big gorgeous lake called Superior and enjoys hiking when the snow melts. She also does murals, rides herd on four monsters (otherwise known as children, ages 7-17), is slightly obsessed with Martin Freeman, British television and things that go bump in the night.

She loves reading (duh!) and interacting with other bibliophiles and authors.

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Soul-Mate by Anna Santos

Title: Soul-Mate
Author: 
Anna Santos
Series: Immortal Love – #1
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 13, 2015
Pages:
300
Synopsis:

27202666

Annabel is a bad-ass hybrid hunter, seeking revenge from the vampire who killed her parents and put her brother in a coma. Arriving in a new town with an undercover identity to protect and the mission to find a pureblood vampire to save her brother’s life, the last thing Annabel needs is to fall in love with the sexy, persistent werewolf who thinks she’s a helpless human in need of a knight in shining armor.

Shane is a dominant werewolf who also happens to be the local sheriff. He has almost lost hope of finding his better half. So when his beautiful soul-mate shows up and rogue vampires try to kill her, he does what any smart wolf would do: he saves her and takes her home, hoping to convince her that they belong together.

When sparks fly between them, Annabel has to decide if she tells him who she really is or runs the other way to protect her secrets.

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Reviewer: Veronica

I’ll preface this by saying this was not my kind of book. It’s well written and I can see why others would love it, but I was expecting more from a PNR. It’s very sweet, although tooth decay inducing. They met, they fell in love, he stripped her while she was unconscious, but it was okay because she thought it was sweet. All this happened before 20% into the book.

I kept waiting for something to happen. Even when the “evil” ex-girlfriend showed up, I expected fireworks, anger, anything. Instead it was very anti-climatic for me. I guess my tastes run to the more external conflict than what this book gave me.

Those who enjoy the more sweeter stories will love this one. It’s more of an emotional read that feels like a New Adult book that just happened to have paranormal creatures in it.

This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

About this author

Anna Santos is an up-and-coming New Adult author with an impressive number of followers who builds worlds of undeniable beauty, with witty and enchanting characters.

Anna always keeps her readers on their toes with her adrenaline-fueled adventures, suspense-filled cliffhangers, and steamy love scenes.

When she isn’t writing, Anna is considering plot twists for her next novel or delving into the world of her favorite authors.

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Through His Eyes by Deborah Camp

Title: Through His Eyes 
Author: 
Deborah Camp
Series: 
Mind’s Eye – #1
Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance
Release date: April 4, 2015
Pages:
302
Synopsis:

20765530Two psychics – one serial killer.

Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.

Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they’re formidable. As lovers, they discover that they’re insatiable.

But if Trudy can see through the killer’s eyes, can the killer see her?

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Reviewer: Rachel

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3.75 stars, rounded up to 4.

Through His Eyes follows Trudy Tucker, a talented psychic who’s learning to fully accept and tap into her gift as she works a Key West serial murder case with the sexy showboat medium, Levi Wolfe.

Levi is rich, good at what he does, and pretty dang arrogant. I enjoyed Tru’s reluctance to give in to him, and wish she’d held out even longer. Set in southern Florida, the sunny, beachy descriptions put me in the mood for a vacation and some key lime pie! Sex scenes were plentiful–you can’t deny Levi and Tru have chemistry in the bedroom. The mystery was well done and Ms. Camp didn’t hold back on some of the more gruesome aspects of the murders. Seeing the murderer’s horrific actions through the heroine’s mind makes for suspenseful, anxious reading. Makes me wonder just how tuned in Trudy can get with the people she tracks.

I’d classify this as a Romantic Suspense with heavy paranormal themes. Though at times abundant internal conflicts between the main characters occasionally gave it a Contemporary Romance feel.

This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Hello Kind Readers!

What shall I tell about myself that isn’t X rated? Hmmm. Okay. I love dogs and I volunteer for an animal rescue group. I also love men and I have one I’m fairly fond of — we aren’t married but we’ve been in a relationship for most of my adult life! My heart still skips a beat when he walks into the room. Sappy, but true.

I cut my teeth reading romances and writing has always been part of my life ever since I learned the alphabet. I worked as a journalist before I quit to be a full-time novelist. I’ve always made my living writing. More than 40 of my novels have been published.

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