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VAMPIRES YOU’VE NEVER ENJOYED SO WELL… Welcome to the Kingdom. ……she must surrender everything she is… to win her truest desire….. A sleeper waiting. Atlyn is an apprentice to the greatest dancer in the kingdom. All her life she dreamed of being trained to dance as her mother had before her. What seemed like a dream come true turned out to be her living nightmare. Petty jealousy and past rivalries have left Atlyn with nowhere to go, and no one to turn to. Denied her most basic needs, forced to live a colorless life, suffering in unrequited desire. Atlyn is but a shell of the female she was meant to be. Honor bound. Sayber is the trusted Reticine of the greatest dancer in the kingdom. He has served his mistress well, but can he continue to live the half-life he’s bound to? His body cries out with the need to take what is his. How could the Ritual deny him his heart’s true purpose? He would give anything to possess her, anything to keep her safe. He might have to give everything if he means to claim her for his own.
Daman Quade wants to die, but when he does an angel rescues him – an angel who doesn’t remember who she is or what she was doing in that dark alley. All Daman knows is that he should be dead and the angel shouldn’t be alive on earth.
Daman wants to help the angel return to her place in the otherworlds and enlists the help of Father Joseph. They discover that Angel has to returned by a flesh and blood sacrifice in three days or she is doomed to walk the earth until the end of time, neither angel nor human. Daman is torn, knowing he must be the sacrifice to save Angel and wanting to live and love again in the one chance of life Angel has given him.
Angel has a very big secret. She has fallen in love with Daman. Now that she is flesh and blood, her physical attraction is all-consuming. She doesn’t want to go back. She wants to become human, to live and love as a mortal woman. And she wants Daman at her side until death do them part. But that might be earlier than she thinks.
Daman must survive otherworldly demons and death itself to claw his way back to a life where they both can be together. But after all that – will Angel’s secret prove too much to overcome?
At a time when the mere rumor of magic has imperial citizens peering through windows and a mage-detector hanging in every living room, Kelsa’s mother is a suspected mage. Only the towering reputation of Kelsa’s beloved G’fa, Sir Corbin, holds the wolves at bay. Then he dies while writing a speech.
Kelsa must travel to the capitol magically disguised as Sir Corbin and attend a ceremony in his honor. She dances between her grandfather’s scheming old friend and bitter ex lover to grab his pension. A life outside the empire is within her grasp, but tragedy strikes when she delivers the dead knight’s speech.
Hiding behind Sir Corbin’s face, Kelsa not only uncovers a conspiracy to exterminate the mages, but must break through a web of deadly intrigues and romantic entanglements to discover whether she is the same courageous person inside she pretends on the outside. Join the Metal vs. Magic series, a fantasy where underdogs can still etch their mark on history and heroes are more than fairy tales.
Very well written. The world has turned against the mages, putting her mother in danger. Her grandfather, possibly the only person who can keep her mother safe, has died unexpectedly. With a spell placed on the ring he always wore around his neck, Kelsa takes on more than just his looks, she becomes her grandfather. Taking his place at a ceremony honoring him sounds easy enough, until she discovers he wasn’t always completely honest with her about his past.
Characters that draw you in and make you feel, descriptive writing that draws a picture for you and suspense at every turn made this an awesome read! Political shenanigans abound, secrets and heartaches swirl through magic and military decorum. There are some sex scenes but they are tastefully done.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I’m giving this one 4.5 hearts!
A girl with a hidden past. An alien prince. Their unlikely attraction could save two worlds… or doom them all…
Sadie Owens desperately needed a do-over. When she’s chosen for a six-month residency in a government-run undersea city, she willingly drops everything to participate. After all, the experiment could be a huge step forward for her overcrowded planet and her life. She also doesn’t mind living next door to a hot alien with ocean-blue eyes…
Logan Chandler has kept a lot of secrets for his species. If humans knew the real reason the Saven were on Earth, then their coexistence would be anything but peaceful. But he can’t help falling for the different and beautiful Sadie. Unfortunately, protecting the girl of his destiny could destroy his own kind…
As Logan gives Sadie mixed signals, the mystery of the Saven starts to unravel.
When she finally understands what’s at stake, is it too late for Sadie to save her heart and the human race?
Saven Deception is the first book in a pulse-pounding YA sci-fi romance series. If you like mind-bending paranormal mysteries, swoon-worthy love stories, and sexy aliens, then you’ll love Siobhan Davis’ out-of-this-world tale.
A dystopian version of Earth, with a lower class working to support the middle and upper class. Not too far off the mark, honestly, and scary enough just for that. Then add in a heroine that will captivate you, a race of aliens masquerading as humans and a government plot to create mindless slaves of the lower class and you have a pretty awesome start to a series! Oh, and a rebellion, of course, underground and covertly fighting behind the scenes.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the suspense was perfectly built, the characters are well written and formed. There is plenty of romance, plenty of angst and even some horror. I highly recommend it to any one who loves young adult sci-fi. As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this one the full five hearts! Enjoy!!
Ebony has spent the last two hundred years trying to escape the Underworld, because who she is doesn’t match what’s in her heart. Being a demon that has a pure heart is unnatural, and those around her, mostly her family, want to keep her imprisoned for the rest of her life.
While escaping, she saves an angel imprisoned in the Underworld and the course of her entire life is change from the moment she meets the mysterious angel, Simon.
With the help of the Promiscus Guardians, and their lesser known subgroup, the Underground Guardians, Ebony is set on a path that will lead her to discovering the true depth behind her power, the value of her pure heart, and a life worth living. But will her undeniable connection with Simon lead to her undoing?
This is the first book in the Promiscus Guardians series and ends in an HEA for the main couple. Ebony is a demon with no evil in her. She is kept under lock and key her whole life. As she plans her escape from the Underworld, she hears about a captured angel and saves him. Simon is a powerful angel with a lot of secrets. He is instantly attracted to Ebony. Ebony is extremely naïve, but very kindhearted. She is always thinking of others first, sacrificing herself. She believes her worth is not more than anyone else’s.
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans…
From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes House of Dusk, House of Dawn, the final installment in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. Not a standalone story, this novel’s plot makes the most sense only after having the prior volumes.
This is the end.
This is the beginning.
The stage is set. The players, ready.
A midnight dynasty, cursed to fall. An empire of shadows, determined to rise once more.
Here they are, at the end of everything.
One wrong move spells irreversible defeat.
But, ah, what if they win?
The Saga of Crimson & Clover:
A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem.
Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own.
The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & Sullivans
The Midnight Dynasty Series: There’s no place like home.
Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire.
And many more to come…
Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates.
The House of Crimson and Clover Series:
This is the recommended reading order for the series.
Prequel: The Storm and the Darkness
Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress
Volume IX: Within the Garden of Twilight
Volume X: House of Dusk, House of Dawn
Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Bonus Stories):
Lagniappes are standalone stories that can be read in any order.
St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and Adrienne
Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine
Surrender: The Story of Oz and Anasofiya
Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews
Fire & Ice: Remy & Fleur Fontenot
Dark Blessing: The Landry Triplets
Pandora’s Box: Jasper and Pandora Broussard
The Menagerie: Cyler
A Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah
The Ephemeral: Autumn Sullivan
Banshee: The Story of Giselle Deschanel
The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV
The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes V-VII
The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes VIII-X
Lagniappes Collection I
Lagniappes Collection II
Mackenzie is devastated to learn her colleague investigating a disappearance is the man that ruined her life, Flint swore he’d love her, instead he destroyed her.
After two years MMA champion Flint Garrison is back in her life and Mackenzie is terrified of the emotions he evokes. She’s never stopped loving him and never forgotten what he cost her. Their undercover mission is to spend a week at Rowan; known for its paranormal activity to discover why people are going missing. Forced to spend time together soon rekindles their affair, but when they are drawn into a parallel world where demon Terez rules their nightmare begins. Parted from Mackenzie they are hunted in the living forest, but Flint swears he won’t let her down again and begins the fight of his life.
I give this book 4 hearts
Bound by a vow with his friends, hotel tycoon Nathan Archer refuses to settle down and tie the knot. His only commitment is to bachelorhood. Granted, that contract was made when he was 15 years old… and in a treehouse. Still, a promise is a promise. And Nate takes his promises seriously.
But when cute little Eleanor Marshall walks back into his life, this blast from the past is no longer the timid little girl he used to know. When Ellie propositions him for a night of sizzling, unattached sex, Nate can’t refuse. Besides, it’s only one night. And Nate is never going to settle down.
Never say never…
**This book was previously published as Never Say Love by Carly Phillips and Lauren Hawkeye**
The chemistry between Nate and Ellie is phenomenal and is born from two people who have known each other most of their lives. There are themes of Dominance and submission but not so strong that this could truly be labeled a BDSM romance. The sex scenes are hot and push the book into mature reader territory, but I really enjoyed the storytelling and how Nate comes to realize that some things, and some people, are worth breaking a childhood vow over.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
His name is Khazaar Drasurq, and he is different from all the other men she knows.
He is dangerous.
He is unpredictable.
To Cassie, he is the most desirable man she has ever laid eyes on.
For Khazaar, on the other hand, she exists only to secure the survival of his race. She is a little cog in the big plan the possessive Alien lord is following.
As Cassie is thrown into his dangerous world, she soon realizes that she desperately needs something only he can give her.
Allow Jenny Foster’s romance novel to carry you off to a grandiose Sci-Fi world. This novel evolved from the original short story, and will be followed by 3 additional volumes. In “The Captive” you are holding Book One of the Betania Breed series in your hands. You will experience adventurous, dramatic and seductive travels through the universe, first hand.
This will be a ride you won’t want to miss.
* * * Can be read as a standalone book. * * * The Captive is Book 1. NO cliffhanger. The series can be read in any order. Warning: Intended for mature audiences only.
Aliens have taken over Earth. A second race comes to the rescue but requests brides for their warriors in return. Cassie is chosen but tells her warrior the women are not there by choice. Will she have the same feelings for another warrior that he has awakened in her?
The story was great, action and suspense keep you turning pages. The writing, however, bothered me. I am wondering if the author speaks a different language as some places felt very stilted and stiff.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I gave it four hearts for the awesome action and great storyline. The emotional attachment just wasn’t there, thanks to those flat spots in the writing.
Luc Avila’s been searching for his parents with his twin brother Marc for as long as he could remember, and he won’t stop until he knows the truth of their disappearance. When one of his pranks accidentally goes wrong, Dane King, the leader of the American Dragons threatens to make him territory bound. Now Luc has to be careful – he can’t afford to be territory bound. Especially not when the pretty little intern at the new Guardians of Existence facility has captured his dragon’s attention. There was just too much for him to lose.
The summer internship at the Guardians of Existence facility was just one of Anya’s steps towards her goal of uniting the dragons with all of America. Although it was the 21st century, the dragons of America were still exposed to prejudice, and hate. Her father argued that they’d given themselves a bad reputation, one that she felt was wrongly deserved. Now she was finally on the right track to achieve her goal and she wouldn’t let anyone stop her. Especially not agent Howard Beauchamp who couldn’t seem to get it through his thick skull that she didn’t want to go on a date with him.
This is a spin off series of Emilia’s Fated Dragons series, however it can be read as a standalone.
Warning: This series contains lots of sexy shifter action, irresistible mates and steamy love scenes. Tons of mouth watering Paranormal Romance bonus content included!
The Dragon’s Mate is the first book in the Elemental Dragons series and it picks up the story right where Fated Dragons series left it. That is a huge plus to the fans of said series! You get to see how everything goes between the Dragons and the Guardians of Existence. In Fated Dragons, we saw a lot how the human heroines were terrified of and/or resented their dragon mates. In my opinion, it was quite cruel to the dragon. Therefore, I am pleased to say that this heroine, Anya Forrester, is an advocate of the rights of the dragons. She has the strong belief that they should have the same rights as a human and will try her hardest to make the whole community of the Guardians of Existence while she is an intern at their Embassy.
Honestly, I love that this heroine has such strong beliefs and ambitions. No one likes a damsel in distress that never learned to stand up for herself even. Therefore, having a heroine with attitude and character such as Anya is a huge plus. Then again, I suppose you need emotional strength to be the mate of a dragon. Even when I am happy about said side of Anya’s attitude, I am also a little disappointed in her in other aspects. I truly wish she could have been a little more devoted to her dragon mate. Don’t misunderstand me, she loves our hero and helped him figure out what happened to the missing dragons. She even went against the corrupted beliefs of some members of the Guardians of Existence even when they are her people and were everything she once admire and supported. That was a huge blow to her, being torn into what she believes and what people she trusted said is for the best. Our heroine has a backbone, I’ll give you that. Nevertheless, I wish I could have seen her act a little more like a mate and not just a dragon advocate. What I mean is that I noticed how devoted, understanding and honest was our hero towards her. I just wished she could have had the same courtesy towards him. I mean, when you meet you mate your connection should be something quite intense. You should protect your mate from anything and everything, not just physically but also emotionally. I think she didn’t quite do that because she waited for her father to approve our hero. When you truly love someone, you won’t condition it to someone else’s support. Then again, this is my opinion. Judge for yourself the character our heroine has. I assure you, either way, she won’t disappoint.
Now, regarding our hero, Luc Avila. He is a dragon searching for his parents with the help of his brother. There is not much I wish to say about Luc because I truly hope you will give yourself time to truly get to know him and form a solid opinion about his character. I just wish to say that I admire his devotion to his mate and family. That is a huge quality that I love in the main leads and perhaps it is one of the most difficult ones to portray and keep through a whole novel. I am pleased to say our Luc exhibit said characteristically in a realistic and touching matter. Everything about him screams alpha but he has this understanding side that will melt you from the inside. Enough said, just give him the chance he deserves to show you what a great dragon-man he is.
I would highly recommend this novel to any shifter romance fan that is willing to embark on a journey of drama, mystery and a hell of a lot of corruption from a system that should fight for equality instead of against it. Fans of the Fated Dragons series, believe me when I said you don’t want to miss this series! Also, book 2 is already available! Yeah, get to it now!
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