#Review: Silver Moon by Nikki Landis @landisnikkiauth

Description

What if your fate was already decided?

Liam:
I have a dark secret.
Locked in a past I can’t escape, I race against the clock to save the one woman who completes me.
My mate.
She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m the alpha from her dreams.
I have to tell her, claim her, and make her mine…
but sinister forces and a single act of vengeance threatens to tear apart any chance we have.
Do I risk the future for one chance to make everything right?

What if your soul was bound to another without your knowledge?

Nara:
Liam is always too close.
Watching from a distance, claiming to be my friend, I don’t trust the feelings of warmth and desire when he’s near.
I’ve had my heart broken before…
but now he’s inched his way into my affection and I can’t deny the promise of passion I see in his eyes.
Something about him draws me in.
Dare I take a chance and risk everything even if it means I could lose it all?

Review

Liam has known her whole life that Nara is meant for him. All he’s had to do is wait for her to come around and see him for what he is, her soul mate. Seems simple until you’ve waited decades and watched her almost marry another man.

When Nara gives into her feelings for Liam everything falls into place but this is only the beginning of their story because there are secrets Liam has been keeping, secrets which could not only destroy their happiness but are life-threatening.

As we see the couple navigate the dangers that are coming for them we see them also navigate their relationship and try to overcome the lies plaguing them.

I loved that this wasn’t the usual, boy meets girl will they won’t they romance. This was a more rooted relationship romance dealing with issues that were far more real and deep-seated than an initial get together. I really enjoyed seeing this couple navigate their marriage and how to get over fundamental problems within that marriage to stay as one.

As for the external paranormal issues which put additional pressure on their marriage it was well written. This links into other series which Nikki Landis has written, as someone who is a little behind with this series it didn’t hinder my enjoyment at all so I say feel free to jump in and enjoy this at any point.

I really loved Nara and Liam as characters they were thoroughly lovable, strong, and their love for each other is so attractive. I also loved Liam’s Beta and Best Friend Griffin, I had a real soft spot for him and would love to see him the focus of a future book. Nara also had ten brothers so my heart is already palpitating at all the possibilities for those guys!

As a fan of shifter romance, I lapped this one up and am so excited at all the possibilities to come with this series.

Thanks to Nikki Landis for gifting me this book so that I could read it and provide my honest review.

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TitleSilver Moon
Series: Descendants of Nephilim: Lycan War #1
Author: Nikki Landis
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Werewolves
Publisher: Dark Arrow Publishing
Publication Date: 24 February 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 208
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#Review: Hunted by Mila Young @MilaYoungAuthor

Description

Little Red Riding Hood. Three Big Bad Wolves. A Poisonous Scheme.

Scarlet, a healer, lives nestled in the forest surrounded by humans on one side and wolves on the other. But when a rogue wolf attacks her, she’s rescued by another pack and taken deep into their den to perform her healing magic on an injured Alpha.

The wolves in the forest are under threat from a mysterious affliction, and Scarlet is the only hope they have left. Faced with a mixed pack of threatened shifters, Scarlet must use her wits and magic to survive and unravel the strange affliction now affecting the wolves… All while trying to navigate an overpowering attraction to not just one, but three of the Alphas.

Witches, wolves, magic and love intertwine in an exciting mystery that finds its own, unique, ‘Happily Ever After.’

Note: Each book in the Haven Realm series is a standalone book.

Review

I saw this being promoted in one of the reverse harem groups I am in on Facebook and while I am not generally a fan of fairy tales or fairy tale retellings there was something about the blurb which hooked me and I pre-ordered it.

Our Red Riding Hood in this story is Scarlet, a healer who runs a herb store in the human part of the world, near the forest where she lives. Close to where she lives is The Den, the part of the world ruled by wolves, neither is permitted to cross the boundary into the other’s realm, but when Scarlet witnesses something she isn’t supposed to she ends up in The Den by accident while fleeing for her life.

Rescued by Alpha’s and taken to a cabin she is asked to heal one of the Alpha’s who was injured rescuing her. But she is connected to these men…no wolves, and has to battle with her desire to return home versus her growing feelings for these men who ignite a fire inside of her body and soul.

I loved watching Scarlet interact with these three wolves, each of them very different, not only in their own personalities but in how they reacted to her. The dangers within the Den that were encroaching on the things happening within the cabin were very real and Scarlet’s desire to help was so genuine, proving some of the prejudice that was held about humans very wrong.

For me, this was a story which certainly had elements to remind you of the original story but was very much an original standalone story of its own which was what I loved most about it. Immediately after finishing it I pre-ordered the next two books in the series (the second now downloaded and read, review to follow shortly), i’m fairly sure I’ve found a new addiction.

I think I might have enjoyed fairy tales a bit more when I was younger if they were like this! Just saying!

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TitleHunted
Series: Haven Realm #1
Author: Mila Young
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Reverse Harem | Werewolves | Magic | Fairy Tale Retelling
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 16 January 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 258
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#Review: Pack Obsidian Gold by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich

If you missed my review of the earlier books in this series then you can catch up by following the below links…

Book One: Pack Ebon Red
Book Two: Pack Violet Shadow

Description

A werewolf pack is only as strong as its weakest link and ours … ours is a traitor.
The only people I can trust now are my mates, the seven alpha males I call my own.

Allies and enemies wear the same skins: witches, demons, faeries, vampires … werewolves.
It’s impossible to tell what’s hiding beneath the carefully crafted facades, the sinful slashes of smiling lips.

Magic died in our people long ago; today, it blinks sleepy eyes and wakes up.
Ancient gods raise their heads, spirits once thought to be whispers of myth, urge us to fight. They give us the power to defend ourselves from those who would take our magic as their own.

This war we’re fighting, it started with a seed of hate centuries ago.
Now, it’s here, and the fates are unwavering in their predictions—the White Wolf heralds the start of a new era for my people … or the violent thrash of their downfall.
My men and I, we’ll defend ourselves with love and magic … or die trying.

***PACK OBSIDIAN GOLD is a 400+ page full-length reverse harem/menage, urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel for mature teens and adults 18+ with a happily ever after waiting at the end of the series. It features one strong woman and her seven hot men that will do whatever it takes to protect and support their alpha. This book contains: werewolves, magic, vampires, dark fae, witches, demons, intrigue, steamy sex scenes, romance, paranormal politics, and true love. This is book three of seven.

Review

This was my first read of 2018, I settled down on New Year’s Day and didn’t stop reading until I hit the last page. Stunich has continued this story in stellar form with Zara Wolf and her seven alpha mates continuing their search for the traitor in the pack and the answers to why the pack magic has disappeared and why Zara is able to access it.

The paranormal elements of this story are fantastic, as a fantasy fan I’m eating them up and just can’t get enough, so much is happening and there are enough characters coming and going from different factions of the supernatural community to keep you guessing as to who has motive, they all have means, and just what the hell is going to happen next. There are gruesome goings-on, violence, which honestly I love the heck out of, and then there is just plain weird shit!

As for the romance elements well knock me down with a harem because Stunich continues to be the best at this steamy windows stuff. The tension is palpable between Zara and most the guys, the heat notched up to boiling. There are moments where it’s hard to take a breath…and I’m talking about me, heaven knows how Zara manages it surrounded by this lot! The sex scenes are fraught with animal attraction and are just downright scorching.

I guess you could read this as a standalone, but I recommend reading this series in order, it will make a whole lot more sense that way.

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TitlePack Violet Shadow
Series: The Seven Mates of Zara Wolf #3
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Reverse Harem | Werewolves | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 31 December 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: TBA
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#Review: Pack Violet Shadow by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich

If you missed my review of book one of this series then you can catch up by following this link…Pack Ebon Red.

Description

The hunters have become the hunted.
The monsters have become the prey.

The blood of werewolves runs with the fierce, wild magic of the earth. For millennia, that’s what’s kept us safe, let us shed our human skins and run as beasts. Now, it’s the siren song that calls our enemies.

I’m the girl known as White Wolf, the Alpha Female for a new pack, a super pack, a combination of my wolves and the wolves governed by the seven Alpha Males I’ve chosen as my mates. Together, we represent and protect every werewolf in North America. Together, we represent the most highly desired prey on the continent.

Faerie courts, vampires, witches, demons … they want our blood, our flesh. They want the magic that runs through our veins that even we don’t know how to use. If I can’t learn to wield magic from my grandmother, the last werewolf to ever cast a spell, then we’re all doomed.

The hunters won’t just be the prey … they’ll be extinct.
And me, I have seven soul mates to kiss, hold, protect.
My males and I, we’ll fight to our very last breaths. I just hope that last gasp doesn’t come sooner rather than later.

***PACK VIOLET SHADOW is a 400+ page full-length reverse harem/menage, urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel for mature teens and adults 18+ with a happily ever after waiting at the end of the series. It features one strong woman and her seven hot men that will do whatever it takes to protect and support their alpha. This book contains: werewolves, magic, vampires, dark fae, witches, intrigue, steamy sex scenes, romance, paranormal politics, and true love. This is book two of seven.

Review

Zara Wolf is one bad ass chick, but then she is set to be the alpha of all alpha wolves so I guess it makes sense. Continuing her investigations from book one with her seven hot as all hell mates she gets in bed, so to speak, with the fae, gets a bit too close for comfort with vampires and has plenty of sexy time with various members of her pack.

This is an adrenaline fuelled novel with plenty of blindsiding from Stunich to keep us on our toes as readers. The sex scenes are, as always, spectacularly intense and with seven wolfy men in this harem I can’t even imagine what this is going to get like in later books…mind is blowing just thinking about it!

Zara’s relationship with her best friend is fantastic and shows her humanity at times when she’s often been quite animalistic and slipped very much into her wolf for a while. Their bantering especially brings a laugh to your face and the acceptance of her ‘dating’ situation is also quite adorable.

Stunich’s writing is stellar, I keep saying it but it’s addictive and you just keep wanting more, I would happily just slip into a Stunich coma and not read anything else again.

Absolutely can’t wait for book three, this ride is not one I want off of anytime soon.

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TitlePack Violet Shadow
Series: The Seven Mates of Zara Wolf #2
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Erotica | Reverse Harem | Werewolves
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 12 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 396
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Spotlight: The Redcliffe Novels Series – Catherine Green @SpookyMrsGreen

The Redcliffe novels series follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she meets a man and falls in love, only to discover the hidden werewolf secrets of her close friends. Who knew the Cornish coast could be so deadly?
Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel) is about a young woman who runs a bookshop in Cornwall with her best friend. She falls in love with a local police detective and later discovers that he is a vampire, and that his identical twin brother is a werewolf. She is dragged into their complicated and dangerous lives, to her detriment, where secrets are told and lives are lost…
 
 
Love  Kills (A Redcliffe Novel) is book 2 in the developing Redcliffe series. In the quiet Cornish seaside town of Redcliffe, Jessica Stone recovers from an horrific werewolf attack and comes to terms with revelations that her lover, Jack Mason, is a vampire, his brother, Danny, the werewolf pack leader, and her best friend, Simon, is a werewolf.  Add to that her discovery that she is a witch, and life is suddenly a whole lot harder than it used to be. Jessica has to fight for her own life and Jack’s when faced with his jealous vampire master who wants her old lover back. But things are never easy, and a vampire master
is not so easy to defeat…
 
 
Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel). Life has changed forever in Redcliffe, Cornwall. Jessica Stone used to be a normal, happy human. Now she is an angry, conflicted and confused witch. It all happened when she met Detective Jack Mason and his identical twin brother Danny. Jessica almost died twice, fell into a love triangle, and she became a murderer. Now she faces the ultimate challenge as she continues the fight to save the man she loves, while simultaneously struggling with her lust for his werewolf brother and their vampire friend. Can she survive, or will love finally end her life completely?
 
 
Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel). Jessica Stone used to be a normal human. Then she fell in love with a vampire, met his identical twin werewolf brother, and her life fell apart spectacularly. Meeting Detective Jack Mason, and his brother Danny, brought about a powerful change, and Jessica’s magic was released. Now, in Redcliffe book 4, she must learn to control her ethereal animal familiar, who lusts after the alpha werewolf, and will stop at nothing to use her human mistress as a tool… Or is that a weapon?
The Redcliffe novels are widely available in paperback and ebook formats from UK bookshops, your local library (UK only), and online with retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords and more. See buy links HERE.
Find Catherine Green and her British paranormal novels in the following places:
 
 
Have you discovered the Redcliffe novels? (be warned, my vampires do not sparkle, and my wolves will bite!) 
Grab your free download today and then read the Redcliffe novels for more…Look out for Book 4 in the Redcliffe novels series, launched July 2017! #theRedcliffenovels

Download your FREE COPY of It’s Complicated (A Redcliffe short story), to introduce you to the supernatural seaside town in Cornwall, England. NHS nurse Sally Frost tells a story about her secret life as werewolf lieutenant to the alpha wolf Danny Mason in Redcliffe, Cornwall.

#Review: Pack Ebon Red by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich

Description

I am wolf; I am human; I am neither; I am both.
I am werewolf.

And I have seven Alpha Males as my mates.
All mine to kiss and hold and touch, seven handsome men for my bed.
My boys represent the biggest packs in North America.
But I am the Alpha Female and I rule them all.

One day, the packs might force me to choose.
But my heart, it won’t allow it. Things could get…bloody if I have to fight for my boys.
For now, three glittering dark courts threaten our existence with their glamorous cruelty:
the vampires, the witches, and the fae.

Werewolves are missing from all the packs, and my boys and I, we have to find them.
Or find out who’s killing them.
Because I’m the mistress of my men, my packs, a girl known simply as White Wolf.
I’ve promised to protect the men I love, the family and friends I cherish.
And the White Wolf…always keeps her promises.

***PACK EBON RED is a 300+ page full-length reverse harem/menage, urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel for mature teens and adults 18+ with a happily ever after waiting at the end of the series. It features one strong woman and her seven hot men that will do whatever it takes to protect and support their alpha. This book contains: werewolves, magic, vampires, dark fae, witches, intrigue, steamy sex scenes, romance, paranormal politics, and true love.

Review

I have definitely become a little addicted to C.M. Stunich’s work, maybe more than a little, I absolutely love her writing style and to be honest when I just want to sink into a book and forget about everything around me for a few hours she is fast becoming my go to.  Pack Ebon Red is a new release part reverse-harem part paranormal romance.

Now I’m still fairly new to Stunich’s work and have not yet worked through most of the back catalogue so I can’t say if she has written anything like this before. The reverse-harem elements were much more tame and held back than they were in the Rock-Hard Beautiful Books where the scenes were thick, fast and graphic (and no I am not complaining). This story was much more focused on the paranormal storyline (and again I am not complaining).

Zara is to become the Alpha of every werewolf pack in North America. As part of  that responsibility she has to complete a ritual which includes solving a quest of sorts and becoming mated to a potential alpha male from each pack. Throw in the mix a last minute entry from her own pack, the man she is in love with and things get really interesting, especially as the mating ritual seems to make her extremely attracted to all seven men/wolves.

The quest they have is to find out why wolves keep going missing and it sends them in the path of vampires, witches, and the fae. It’s so well written with some graphic and bloody scenes, just how I like it! The mystery and plot thickens at every turn and it becomes hard to know who to trust.

This is the first in a series so of course the ending doesn’t leave too many questions answered, I’ve already got book two on pre-order ready to delve in and find out what happens to this mini-pack and if they get the answers they are hunting for.

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TitlePack Ebon Red
Series: The Seven Mates of Zara Wolf #1
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Urban Fantasy | Erotica | Reverse-Harem | Werewolves
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 30 June 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 357
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: Fractured Silence by Carrie Ann Ryan @CarrieAnnRyan @InkSlingerPR #Excerpt

Today I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour for Carrie Ann Ryan’s Fractured Silence, the fifth book in her Talon Pack series. This tour is organised by InkSlinger PR. Be sure to check out the excerpt I have for you today. If you haven’t read the earlier books in the series and would like to, see the links below, although these can all be read as standalone so you can jump straight in with Fractured Silence: 😉

Description

The Talon Pack continues with a dark secret that could shatter the future of the Packs, or save them all.

Parker Jamenson is the son of three Packs, the sole mediator between every Pack in the United States and Europe, and…he’s dying. He knows he doesn’t have much left in him and is in desperate need of a mate. But with the new and unyielding changes thanks to the Moon Goddess, he might not have as much time as he thinks.

Brandon Brentwood is the Omega of the Talon Pack and the youngest of his family. He’s not only one of the famed triplets; he’s also the most secretive. There’s a good reason for that, however, and when a shocking revelation meshes the past and present in a very unexpected way, he’ll look to not only Parker but also a disgraced human to save them all.

Avery Montag knows she’s the daughter of a traitor and doesn’t have much to give the wolves in the way of atonement. But she’ll do everything she can to pay for her father’s sins and find a way to end the war between the humans and the wolves.

When the three turn to each other in a time of unrest and for vastly different reasons, temptation burns and seduction beckons. Only, the past, present, and future are never as solid as they seem, and the path the trio thought to travel may just vanish before they’re ready.

Excerpt

Avery studied her hands, and Brandon did the only thing he could at that moment— he reached out and put one of his hands on hers. The connection was immediate, warmth and a shocking intensity he couldn’t quite name shooting through him. Avery’s gaze flashed to his before going to Parker as the other man gripped her other hand.

Brandon swallowed hard, the circuit the three of them made almost overwhelming.

Yet his wolf refused to tell him if they were potential mates. How could this be? He’d never felt anything like this, and yet he was in the dark.

Something had happened to the mating bonds, and he needed to figure out what that was. But before he did, he needed to ensure that Avery was okay.

“The full moon is in two days,” Brandon said softly, bringing Avery’s gaze back to his. He could find peace in those eyes, he knew, if he only looked long enough— if she only gave him enough time.

“You’ll change then,” Parker added. “There’s no way around it. Are you ready for that?”

She met both of their gazes. “I don’t have a choice, do I?”

Brandon frowned. “You don’t.” Anger boiled in his veins once more. “Not anymore. A wolf not of ours made that choice for you, and we manifested it into being so you would breathe again.”

Avery looked down at their clasped hands, concentration on the parts of her face he could see. “I said I would help you… help your people, your Packs. Now, I guess I will help myself, as well.”

At her words, Brandon’s wolf howled in respect, and his gaze shot up to meet Parker’s. The other man’s eyes glowed gold, and their wolves reached out as if needing one another for a purpose Brandon had yet to name.

This woman, this wolf to-be, was so damned strong. Stronger than the two others in this room, and he had a feeling she didn’t even know it. No matter what happened next, what happened between the three of them, he knew Avery would go on to do great things. She was Pack now, one of them.

She was wolf.

And a small part of him whispered that one day soon… she might be his.

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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TitleFractured Silence
SeriesTalon Pack #5
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Werewolves
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 18 April 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 262
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