Friday, 21 August 2015

Treasure Lane Dragons

Treasure Lane Dragons by Anya Nowlan

I reviewed the first of the Treasure Lane Dragons series last month and loved the strong confident characters that Anya created. These are the next two books in the series, both are easy reads and not overly long. I read each of them in an afternoon.

Billionaire Dragon's Mate

Cillian Greenmeadow is a fixer, the guy who makes problems disappear in a puff of smoke. Confident, charming and a real bad boy at heart, right down to the tattoos, everything seems to come easy to the Alpha dragon. Only when he meets a sexy, stubborn Italian mob princess does Cillian feel that he might have found a problem he just can't fix. Worse yet, he may not want to. Wouldn't getting in trouble with her be a lot more fun?
Ruby Accardo's done everything right all her life. Now, she's committed to doing everything wrong and it doesn't take too long until it catches up with her. When a particular dragon shows up to get her out of her bind, all bets are off. Stuck between an offer she can't refuse and a werewolf biker that won't take no for an answer, Ruby needs to decide between being good and being bad far faster than she'd intended to.
But if the right choice includes a hard, devilish billionaire dragon, maybe it won't be so bad?
Add in a foe with a grudge and a marriage that just has to happen and you're left with a lot of fire and no one to put it out...
Ruby tired of being told who to be, finally rebels only to find herself in need of rescuing. Enter Cillian, a dragon with a problem, he has to work to bolster his dwindling gold reserves. this job he is sent to find a runaway mob daughter, except, when he finds her he sees that she is the treasure he has been missing.
I really enjoyed  the story, liking both the main characters. Cillian, we were briefly introduced to in the last book, The Billionaire Bride, but it is in this tale that we get to know him. He is strong and caring, worried about his responsibilities and how the Greenmedow dragons would be viewed by the others if they found out about the lack of gold in their hold. he is so busy fixing others problems that he does not see that his own could do with fixing too.
Ruby came across as quite a spoilt brat to start with, she ran away because she did not want her family dictating what she could do, however her decision to run with the bad boys of Red Alpha pack, leads to more trouble. She might have been spoilt, but has a brain and quickly decides to try and extract herself from the predicament and this strength and intelligence is what give her character interest.
As with the other tales in the series, they are stand alone books complete with happy ending.  There is though, a background plot of where some of the Dragons problems are coming from. Whilst you could enjoy each book on its own, having this piece of interest in the background makes me want to read the last in the series to know who really is behind the problems and why!

Billionaire Dragons Fated

This final of the trilogy, unites the Goldplains twins, Alexander and Apollo with their mate Jade. The twins were introduced in the first of the books as the healing dragons, but it is in this tale that you find out how they earn their wealth, as rock stars. Whilst Apollo is the classic rock star living it wild, Alexander saves himself for his one true love. It is not until Jade auditions for the roll of their bassist that both dragons sit up and take notice.
The tale is easy flowing with well developed characters. The plot follows similar lines to the previous tales, so in that respect it is very predictable. There was the hint of a subplot in the first two books, with where dissension was coming from, and I felt that this could have been expanded on thus linking the tales better together. Instead the trouble came from an entirely different source. But despite that I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to those who enjoy Dragon shifters. As each of the stories are standalone, they could be read in any order though there is a bit of timeline with respect to the other dragons but it wouldn't significantly spoil the enjoyment of the tales if you did.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Dragon Wars

Dragon Wars by Rebecca Royce


Devin Owen has come back from the Dragon Wars a changed Werewolf. For one thing, he's lost his wolf side as well as much of his desire to live. He spends most of his life doped up to handle the pain from his injured leg.
Lena Knox knew the moment she met Devin that he was her mate. But, she’d been a child at the time and he hadn't noticed her at all. Now, all grown up, she wants Devin to be the wolf she’s waited for. Not that she has a lot of time for longing with life and home crumbling around her.
A couple of heated encounters draw them together, but is it enough to overcome the war wounds they both carry? Or will an outside enemy destroy them before they get the chance to find forever?
An endearing tale of how one werewolf helps another overcome his PTSD. This is the first in a new series by Rebecca Royce and it sets the scene of the continuing fight between the dragons and werewolves. An easy relatively quick read.


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.
The second in the series of Dragon Wars books finds another of the Owen brothers fighting on the front line, when assistance is sent from back home to hopefully help turn the tide. Whilst the focus of the tale is on the love story between Dougal and Caitlin, I love the back story that Rebecca always manages to weave in. A longer story than the first one, it has plenty of action and a wonderful twist at the end leaving you interested in continuing with the plot. This is a complete tale and can be read as a standalone but you will want to read the next!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Box Set Releasing September

Need something to fill your reader.  Coming out in September is this new collection.  

Alpha Shifter Seductions

A collection of 11 stories by authors such as Elle Thorn, Bethany Shaw and Melissa Bell.


Kitsune's Raven by Phoenix Johnson

She's a Fox. He's a Raven. From opposing sides of a shifter clan war, theirrelationship is against the rules...but nothing is sweeter than forbiddenfruit.

When Kitsune returns home for a fireworks festival, she doesn't expect torun into Karasu, a handsome young man with a smile that melts her heart anddampens her panties. Their attraction is instant, their love bright and hot.When she discovers he's from an enemy clan, and a Raven shifter, she fights herinstincts and the clan laws to be with the one she loves.

Will their love be the balm to heal the rift between the two clans? Or willit spark an all-out war?

The Claiming by Lashell Collins

Xander knows his destiny is to lead his pack as their Alpha, and he’swilling to enter the savage Claiming to prove it. First he’ll have to claimAntonia’s heart, because every Alpha needs his mate.

Savage by Kim Faulks

The transition from woman to wolf is a right of passage, one hidden insecrecy and terrified whispers of those females left behind. Not all whotransition live to warn the others, and so the female population in the packsdwindle. Trapped by the call of the moon and her own body’s yearning to mate,Mia does the only thing she knows—run. Can she survive when her scent sends themales in her pack into a frenzy? Or will two unlikely Alphas show her that bothpain and pleasure are two sides of the same coin?

Love Like Wings by Amy Lee Burgess

Dragon shifter Sebastian knows the value of things but no one can put aprice on Alexa, the woman he knows is his mate. He has three days to convinceher they belong together or he will lose her forever. Can he overcome Alexa’spride in time?

Claiming His Mate by Bethany Shaw

Erik hasn't stopped thinking about Lexi since he was forced to leave townthree years ago. When he returns, he is devastated to learn that Lexi has movedon. It’s for the best. Wolves don’t mate with humans. But there is somethingabout Lexi that keeps drawing him in. Will he be able to claim her for his own?Or has he lost his chance for good?

Complication by Elle Thorne

Bootilicious Laken Araya has to serve as a judge in the equivalent of ashifter Supreme Court. No problem right? Until the one presenting the case is aone-night stand she never should have had.

When the Snow Flies by Kiki Howell

On a spiritual journey to heal after a tragic accident, Anna thought theworst that could happen while walking in a labyrinth was to be taken by astranger. A human stranger. Little did she know her meditation would capturethe attention of dragons.

Unbroken by Fiona Steele

When curvy Emma is castaway on a remote island, she suspects the gorgeousand mysterious Davian Belmarric might be the lost alpha of the winged horseshifters known as the Pegasi. Will a wounded alpha and a woman who belongs toanother risk everything to find a future together?

Not Your Bitch by Angelica Dawson

Zoe doesn’t like being Elliot’s bitch, but doesn’t think she can do better.Linc is bound to prove her wrong, by making her his bitch, his mate.

Ngyong's Tiger by Melissa Bell

Ngyong is a secret part of Japanese Folk Law - He is the last of his line,and his family's tales of the 'Legend of the Fox' will die along with him. Heis resolved in his decision to never take a mate.

Savannah is Ngyong's new neighbor, she's beautiful, curvy in all the rightplaces and she likes what she sees on the other side of the fence. She has herown secrets, ones that could get them both killed.

It's impossible to outrun your fate, especially when it's all claws andLegend.

(Five Brothers Series Spin-Off)

Changeling's Revenge by DJ Shaw

Peyton is on a mission to find her Fae family and find out why she was leftout in the human world to die. And for that she was going to need some help.Enter Basil, a shifter with a chip on his shoulder and banishment under hisbelt. With this kind of firepower backing her, she hoped her family had areally good answer to her question.

Box Set Compiled and Organized by Gina Kincade

Released on 29th of September and currently available on pre-order from Amazon for 99 cents in US and $1.54 Amazon UK (equating to 99p)

Under The Lights

Under the Lights by Rebecca Royce

12 Authors. 12 Zodiac Signs. 1 Explosive Series. 

What seductive, contemporary romance will you find today? 


If Virgo Teirney Mitchell could run her personal life as smoothly as she stage-managed the hit Broadway show Loopy, she’d be a happy woman. With her grandmother dying, she needs movie-star Ian MacKenzie to be on time for his performances and to stop turning her ordered work world into chaos every night. Movie star Ian Mackenzie has decided to make some changes in his life and the first one is to get Teirney to stop treating him like a pest and see him as the man she wants by her side. However dating someone in the spotlight isn’t for everyone—especially for one who has spend her life hiding behind the curtain. Despite the odds, their passion burns as the show must go on. Can these two see there is love to be had both under and away from the lights?
A quick read by yet another good author in this series. This time Rebecca Royce lends her skills to a busy stage manager who whilst juggling her sick mother's care, finds herself attracted to the lead actor in the play she is managing. A tender heartwarming tale that is complete with a happy ever after.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

For BearAnce

ForBearAnce 3 by Claudia M Farwell

Mary’s life is on the brink of disaster. Her clan is under constant threat of death – and it’s all because of her!
A death on their watch has left Mary and Jackson with two new clan brothers, and a lot of grief. Worst of all, the outcast is still running free – and he won’t give Mary up without a fight!
Tensions mount as the outcast strikes again, putting the whole clan at risk. Will Mary put herself in danger to save her clan? Can Jackson rescue her before the outcast steals her away forever?
The final part of the tale find the clan in turmoil following the death of Mason. Added to that the risk of attack from the outcast still looms large.

This is the final part of the ForBearAnce books and the tale continues to flow well as the characters are well developed from the previous books. There is sufficient tension developed towards the conclusion and we are given a happy ever after ending. One bit I was wondering was the slight twist involving the decision by the young twins, Darius and Dixon in the end, perhaps it was to allow the development of another tale?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Druid Series: An Immortal Highlander Box Set

The Druid Series by Mandy M. Roth

A box set containing: 

Sacred Places
Goddess of the Grove
Winter Solstice

Sacred Places: 

Sometimes fated love requires some good old-fashioned magikal meddling.
Coyle O'Caha, a seven-hundred-year-old immortal, druid sorcerer, is a famed warrior among his kind and a legendary ladies' man--but that doesn't mean he hasn't spent his life looking for his soulmate. That one woman who will make him feel whole. When Deri walks into his seaside pub, clearly running from something or someone, it's all he can do to not sweep her off her feet and claim her right then and there. It's as if the goddess is mocking him. Not only is his mate immune to his charms and his magik, she's human.
Deri Sullivan's new boss has a Scottish lilt that makes her knees weak. The problem is he's a certified ladies' man. And she's sworn off those types--for good. If only she could stop dreaming about him in ways that would make any girl blush. See, she has a secret, and even if she wanted to let Coyle into her bed, she couldn't actually let him into her life. Witches and humans imply don't mix.

Goddess of the Grove 

Sacred, worshiped...hunted.
All Korey O'Caha wants in his immortal life is to keep evil at bay, protect the witches he was destined to teach and to bed as many women as possible. He doesn't want love but he didn't plan on Gigi. Her very presence calls all he vowed sacred in life into question. She quickly becomes his reason for existing but can she ever fully accept him and who he is-a seven hundred year old immortal druid sorcerer? Will the secrets she's hiding be his undoing?
Gigi, the daughter of a great god, could not stand idly by and allow innocent druid children to be slaughtered. She intervened, placing them under her protection. In the end she was imprisoned in a place where time moved differently than here on earth. That was almost seven hundred years ago. Once freed, she ran as far from the old country as she could. Never did she expect to find ties to the land, let alone a man who stirs her blood the way Korey does.
As shadows from the past resurface, bringing news of an uprising, truth and passion ignite, leaving Gigi at the mercy of Korey.

Winter Solstice

Powerful, immortal, magikal and cursed to the shadows of the night. Gordon O’Caha, a seven-hundred-year-old druid sorcerer, fell in battle centuries ago. When he recovered, he found he wasn’t as he’d once been, purely magik. He was much, much more. Now, he shares his body with darkness—a demon gifted to him by the blood drinkers he’d been attacked by. His family and clan haven’t turned their back on him. It’s Gordon who has shut himself away from them. This hardened man does what he has to in order to survive—he drinks blood, feeds his sexual lust and exists. Nothing more. That is, until a sassy slip of a woman careens into him on the street, spilling her hot coco all over his groin. It’s literally hotter than he can handle. The minx isn’t what she appears to be and when her secrets are revealed, so is a dangerous plot.
Chelsy Riley is doing her best to get by. Her grandmother’s passing left her without family and with a tiny used bookstore to run. She thinks it’s as hectic as it can get. When she slams into a sexy, gruff man who seems oddly out of time and place, she learns what secrets her past holds and that her future is full of endless possibilities. That is, only if she doesn’t become a sacrifice for dark mages.

This was a fantastic box set. I so got hooked from the very first chapter. The characters were interesting and believable even though they are clearly supernatural creatures. It was a smooth flowing storyline and you are quickly swept into a charming world where you have an immortal druid tending a seaside pub! With witches, druids, vampires and demons it is a fantasy tale of note. Roll on September when the next book, A Druid of Her Own should be appearing.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Not Until You

Not Until You by Roni Loren

From the author of the Loving on the Edge novels comes a story of a good girl who discovers that once you dare to cross some lines, it’s hard to turn back… Split originally into eight parts, Dare, Risk, Crave, Trust, Beg, Surrender, Believe and Love, it follows the journey of Cela as she finds both her love and enjoyment of submission.

Not Until You, Part I Not Until You Dare 

On the night of her graduation, innocent veterinary student Cela decides to play a game of Never Have I Ever with the two hot neighbours she’s been quietly crushing on for the last year. Always the prim and proper student, Cela thinks she’s earned a wild night before she has to move back home under the watchful gaze of her family. But what starts out as a simple game is about to take a very sensual turn... Ian Foster is tired of playing games. With his membership to The Ranch, an exclusive BDSM resort, and a musician roommate named Pike who brings home groupies with a taste for ménage, Foster has a life most guys would kill for. But lately, his need for dominance is no longer satisfied via one-night stands. He craves the full surrender of one woman—a submissive of his own. But when his quiet, sweet-as-sugar neighbour shows up at their door with a bottle of tequila and an invitation, Foster decides he and Pike may have time for one more fling…

I started this collection with just part one but quickly found that I enjoyed both the writing style and the plot. Very much an erotic romance, it features elements of BDSM, and as such would not interest some people.  It is now available as a collection which is better value for money though I only found it on Amazon UK in that format.  It is on Google so for the US market, it may be worth trying there or iBooks

Monday, 3 August 2015

La Patron Series

The first three books in Sydney Addae's La Patron series were on special offer so I just could not resist grabbing them and reading.


When you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to a fight?  No. By changing the rules.  After three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things. But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and that’s a major problem.  Jasmine Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.

This was a brilliant start to a new series.  There were strong characters, and interesting plot with a novel twist on the Alpha and his abilities.  I loved the spunky heroine and disliked the hero’s attitude but it all added to the story.  With some of the characters being similarly named it was confusing identifying who was who at times but beyond that it was a well-written story. 

This had been the first time I had read anything by Sydney Addae and I really enjoyed my first visit to La Patron's world.


After sending out a mating call which Silas answered, Jasmine’s pregnant and depressed. Her life has spiraled out of control. Silas is angry that his first “litter of pups” are half breeds. A group of human breeders offer her a chance to leave Silas, offering a strange brand of protection. When a human breeder enters the compound using a weapon the wolves are helpess against, Silas and Jasmine understand the true meaning of Birth Control.

This, the second book in La Patron’s story and it is better than the first.  Whilst I disliked Silas’s attitude in the first novel, as he struggles to realise just what Jasmine means to him, we also come to realise his motives and drive and in doing so, come to like him.  The background plot continues to develop allowing some of the lesser characters to have greater depth and adding to the overall enjoyment of the story.


Silas and Jasmine learn they are being targeted for destruction. Their enemies are desperate to stop Silas before he finds them. With the backing of the Goddess, a nation of wolves, two bad ass step-sons, and a mate who has his back, Silas is fast on their trail. To slow him down, an onslaught of problems are unleashed, one right after the other barely giving him room to breathe before the next catastrophe hits. But as the Goddess’ top Wolf, Silas rises to the challenge in this fast paced tale, proving he is LaPatron, the Alpha’s Alpha.

As the dangers mount, Silas and Jasmine bond closer together to protect their family.  This continues to be a fast paced tale, with a well-written interesting plot.  You are dragged into La Patron’s world and want to know how they tackle their common enemy.

I now just have to read the last three books in the series which I have just purchased.  They are loaded on the reader ready to go.