Saturday, June 20, 2015

Protect Her

Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Protect Her

Golden Alexander is trapped in a nightmare.

Trying to flee her hallucination of a demon, she runs heart first into the brooding alpha male she's been dreaming about for years, and then her nightmare really begins.

Kris Pietka is done with women... he's broken. But when he meets Golden, an overwhelming need to protect her tests everything, he thought he knew about himself, and the paranormal.

A bond forged centuries ago thrusts them together as they search for a way to break an ancient Druid curse prophesying their demise. Racing against the clock, they travel from Vermont, to the Carpathian Mountains in Poland, and the Scottish Highlands in search of answers and a way to break the curse.

But something evil watches - it covets, and time is running out.

Will fate allow love to prevail against unbeatable odds, or will Golden wake to find it was all a delusion?

Review: Four Stars

This book was hard to get into; I stopped and started three times before I could get passed the second chapter. It's not too often I run across books where it takes so many chapters to get into it and start enjoying the story. I found myself going back to the summary to see why I asked to review this book. Once I got into it; I could see what appealed to me.

All the characters were well-developed and, you gained that connection with the story through them, as it should be. Once I really got into the story, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one night. The overall flow of the book was good.


It's a toss up would I recommend this story to others since it took me three tries to get into it and I know most of my friends enjoy the same types of books as I do, it makes me wonder will they also have trouble connecting with this story. I most likely will check back with this author and read the next book in the series to see if she did better.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Torin: Dark Sentinels book two


When greedy land developers set their sight on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she'll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.

Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifices and goal setting. She has no time for distractions - and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.

Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he's been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising affect she has on his heart.

Review: Three Stars

I enjoyed the over all book, but there were some major grammatical errors, the biggest being on page 80 Sable says "That was cord Syreen's have a hard labor,....." then you read on and on page 142 Sable, says "That was my Mate, Akila. Cord called earlier to tell me Syreena is in some pain, but she's not in labor yet...."  You can't have it both ways she's either in pain or having hard labor. I could write a few other examples, but that would be nit picking.

Unlike the first book Sable the flow felt off and think part of it was due to the grammatical errors as a few sentences AI had to reread to make sense of them.

Overall the plot was well developed, the characters were also developed and you felt that emotional connection to them, which is what any good author does.


Since this is the second book in a series I'll more in likely finish out the series cause I fill I've invested time into it and the first book blow me away. I so wanted this one to blow me away also. Unlike the first book which was a Novella, this was a full length novel.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sable - Dark Sentinel Book one


Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling - save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she's convinced that love is not for her.  Until....

Sable's search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila's loving, protective nature draws him - and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.


I loved this novella; it's one of the best I've ever read. A lot of novella's feel rushed as well as not feeling complete. However, this one is well developed as well as feeling complete. Yes you want more from the story, but at the same time it just makes you hungry for the rest of the series.

The characters are well developed and you quickly gain an emotional attachment to both Akila and Sable. The whole plot line is highly developed, making the flow perfection. I so look forward to reading more of this series.


Would I recommend this book to others? YES, it's a well thought out plot and keeps you reading from start to finish without setting it down.

I look forward to reading other novella's from this author.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wyoming Heather

Review copy provided vie Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Wyoming Heather

He rode alone coming back after five years to an empty cabin, a run-down ranch, and a grave on a hill. A former Texas Ranger, burnt out on life and afraid to love. Whip had spent five years hunting the man that took his wife's life and left him to die.

Heather is a spirited, independent woman living alone on a ranch left to her by her parents. A woman doing a man's work running a ranch that everyone said couldn't be done, no in this untamed, vastly unsettled land, in the mid 1800's. not only was Heather doing it, but she was doing it well. The ranch was her life. it had everything she needed except water. But she'd managed to over come even that. She stole it from a neighboring abandoned ranch watched over by a lonely cabin and a grave.

Heather's life is devoted to her ranch and her love for animals. She is considered a healer, we known throughout the rough and untamed Wyoming country. She has a full life. Then why is it so empty?

Whip vowed he would take up his dream abandoned five years ago and make his beloved ranch profit and to put aside the sweet linger of all memories shared by his and his wife. The ranch would be a jealous mistress occupying his every though and every minute. He had no time or desire for a woman much less a pair of runaways from The Orphan Train stowaway in Whip's wagon and onto the Powder River Ranch.

Whip and Heather meet in an explosive moment on the banks of the Powder River, reacting to one another like fire and wind. But, underlying the tangles over property rights, there's a chemistry between the two. both are lonely, both are drawn to one another, and both fight the attraction-Whip, because of memories he's not ready to put to rest, and Heather, because of her stubborn resolve to succeed as a woman rancher.

But fate heeds no one or no thing. The criminal from Whip's past reemerges in the present. Now, Heather is in danger and Whip stands, once again, on the cusp of loss. Fate shows a strong, wilful woman, full of love and compassion, just what she's been missing in her life. And it shows a calloused Texas Ranger that Heather and love does flourish on the Wyoming plains.

Review: Three point five stars.

I've read a couple other books by this author and thoroughly enjoyed them, this one wasn't up to par with her others. The development of the Characters and Plot were well done. The flow felt choppy at times as if this was a working copy and not the finished product.

Throughout the book there were grammatical and punctuation errors. I know all this plays in the rating I'm giving this book. Also, parts of the storyline wasn't believable; if this would have been the first book from this author I read I won't have tried any others but since this was the third, I'll let it slide as poor editing. As the plot was well thought out and was easy to follow even through the choppy parts.


Would I recommend this book to others? NO, since I don't recommend books riddled with errors; Would I read other books from this author? Yes, since the others I've read before reading this were great.