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She only wanted to find her brother. Finding a true mate definitely wasn’t part of the plan!
Ruby didn‘t care. She cared about nothing. Her brother was gone. Just like her parents were gone.
And she definitely didn’t need a man, let alone an alpha bear shifter. But Ruby felt the strangest feeling rise up within her. It was like she was filling and emptying at the exact same moment. Half of her, the half that had spent the last year almost entirely alone, wanted Ansel Keto. The other half needed him to get on his way. It didn‘t do much to keep her heart rate down, though, which always seemed to beat out of control whenever Ansel was around. Something about him just had her on high alert.
And little did Ansel know that by claiming his true mate he would be opening the gates to a whole new world. A world of passion, of love, and ultimately survival,
This is the first book in the “Shifter Fever” Series, but can also be read as a standalone. The story contains strong sexual themes/language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. FREE on Kindle unlimited
I give this book 5 hearts
The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment–to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.
But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn’t an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing–not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science–is going to stop him.
Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn’t possibly have bargained for…
couldn’t put this dystopian story down. 17 year old Charlie lives in the walled city of Meritropolis and he’s lived there since The Event. In this city your worth is based on your score, if it’s to low no matter your age you’re Zeroed, thrown outside of the walls to die. Charlie is lucky he’s a high score, his brother wasn’t so lucky. Now Charlie is out to change the System and get revenge against the man who started it. What follows is action from start to finish and what the Event was is pretty interesting. Kept me reading till I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. Definitely a great book for people who enjoy dystopian science fiction.
but in his quest to take down the System that has taken his brother from him, he must go through Meritorium, a city where gladiatorial games of life or death combat are waged between High Scores and Low Scores, man and beast.
Charley and Sandy must face man-eating plants, religious zealots, slave traders, and the ever present mutant animal combinations that roam a dystopian Coliseum presided over by Emperor Titus, the one man standing between Charley and the answers he seeks. Man is not an animal, but if they are to make it through Meritorium, will they even be able to tell the difference?
The lines between man and beast, friend and foe, will blur in Meritorium, the riveting sequel to the bestselling Meritropolis.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.
A Scottish chief. An English maiden. Their forbidden love threatens to destroy them both.
The Scottish king gives Toren Kerr a dangerous but important mission—kill the English Warden. The man’s rumored corruption threatens to destroy the fragile peace along the border, and Toren reluctantly agrees to do his duty. When he travels to England to participate in the Tournament of the North as a cover for his mission, the last thing he expects is to find love, but he’s immediately drawn to a beautiful, mysterious Englishwoman. . . only to discover she’s the warden’s daughter.
Books are Lady Juliette Hallington’s escape from her sheltered life. Tales of romance are her favorite, and they’ve convinced her there’s only one reason to marry: love. When her protective father agrees to send her to the tournament with no guardian other than her married best friend, she recognizes her chance to avoid an arranged marriage. But after meeting Toren, Juliette begins to realize real life is more complicated than tales of love—and the very thing she wants most might consume everything she holds dear.
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Fated Dragons is a paranormal romance series compromised of 5 amazing and fast paced standalone. Recently, the box set for the complete series has been made available for quite a cheap price. In my opinion, this is to the benefit of the reader because once you start the series, you won’t want to put it down.
The main plot of each of the 5 stories is different but hold certain similarities. For example, in the first three books (Mated to the Dragon, Freed by the Dragon and Seduced by the Dragon), the heroine fears dragons to a certain degree due to different reasons. On the other hand, their dragons try to make them realize everything they were told about dragons might not be true after all. Sure, some of the heroes and heroines are way too stubborn for their own good and a couple of first meetings could have had a better start but I love the way the plot evolved. A plus side of the series is that the main of the characters never truly leave us. Characters from the first books take small appearances on following books. That let us experiment happily ever after for a while longer. Yes, each book of the series has a cute HEA.
I don’t want to talk about specificities of the plot. After all, no one likes spoilers. Nevertheless, I can tell you that each of the stories will make you laugh, grin and smirk. Each novel offers quite the package: comedy, romance, drama and a spark of action. I highly recommend this set of books to any paranormal romance addict and to any newbie that wants to introduce him/herself to a whole new world of romance fiction.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
Evil roams the streets of New Orleans…
Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors?
All-in-all, an enjoyable read. I’m interested enough to want to go back and read the previous novels in the series so I can gain more insight into these well-drawn characters.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
A cut can be bandaged,
A broken bone healed.
But can a wounded heart mend?
Deeply damaged by her father’s abandonment when she was thirteen years old, Rainey Miller has let the fear of getting hurt shape and trap her to the point she refuses to connect with people on a deeper level. She is popular and has friends, but her strict dating rules prevent anyone from the chance to touch her heart.
Up and coming boxer, Logan Danvers, has his eyes set on the raven-haired beauty with the cerulean eyes. No matter how hard she tries to push him away, he will push back even harder.
Until she gives in.
Until she is his.
Because once he sets his eyes on what he wants, he doesn’t give up.
It’s who he is.
But what will he do when he realizes it’s not who he is but what he is that could cost him his chance with Rainey? Will he give up or will he find a way to make her realize she is The Girl Worth Fighting For?
I was given this book by the author and chose to review it. Rainey is a social worker at a shelter for teens and Logan is a volunteer at that shelter. Now Rainey has a problem with Logan he’s a boxer. The reason that’s a problem is because Rainey’s father was a champion boxer and life was good. When he lost his title he crawled into a bottle and eventually ran her and her mother off. Because of that Rainey has cut herself off from everyone but her mom and a few close friends. Her number one rule is NEVER EVER date a boxer, musician etc. anyone who wants to be famous. From the minute Logan walk into the shelter he’s been after Rainey but her rule has him off limits at least in her mind. Logan is not giving up on her, he’s determined to change her opinion of him. He’s not the egotistical player that she believes him to be. So what does Logan have to do to convince Rainey that he’s the man for her?
Told from both POV it’s easy to follow because each time they switch at the beginning of each chapter it tells you who’s POV it is and I really appreciate that. A sweet love story between a stubborn girl and a determined boy.
If you’re into love stories this is definitely one that won’t disappoint you.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 4 sweet and stubborn hearts.
One glimpse and I’m hooked. One Kiss is all I need.
I ruined Kim’s life before I even said hello. Life has taught me one thing: guys like me don’t get second chances. I never wanted one. Not until I saw Kim’s face.
Kimberly Sawyers is a good girl, and she lives next door. The more she pushes me away, the more my body aches for her. I can’t sleep. I can’t think. I need her. I need to taste her pinks, and I need to possess her curves. I’m going to make her moan like no man ever has.
The problem? We have a past.
Now I’m undercover, and Kim’s my mission. I’ve put my girl in mortal danger. I’m going to protect her, whatever it takes.
It’s Kim’s first time. She’s my second chance.
Kiss, Don’t Tell is a standalone, 70,000 word undercover bad boy romance. Holly Hart’s books are dark and dirty, she hates cheating, and guarantees a happily ever after every time.
Book Review – Kiss, Don’t Tell
>This is a standalone novel with an HEA. Kim is a girl with fairly low self-esteem. She was bullied in high school due to her crush on a boy. She gets a job in computers and lives in the company apartments next to the cutest man ever, Nate. She figures out Nate is the boy from high school she had a crush on and is furious that he doesn’t remember her. Kim’s new job is pretty uncomfortable. She is proud of the job, but the male co-workers are slimy and sexist. There is a hidden story behind all of Kim’s experiences, though.
>Nate is the cute neighbor, boy from high school and also an undercover operative, using Kim as a mark to get to her boss and his illegal activities. Nate truly did not remember Kim and now finds the mission in jeopardy when she knows him not by his alias. The story is very fast-paces and exciting. The relationship between Kim and Nate, along with the danger Kim gets into keeps this story going.
>Kim is not a typical mark. She does get in to trouble thanks to Nate, but is smart enough to keep herself relatively safe until help comes. I like those kind of heroines. This book is appropriate for an adult audience. I am a reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock. I am giving the story 5 stars.
Sometimes, a dragon can only find himself when he’s hidden away from everything… except for his mate.
Donovan Silvertip has hidden away from the prying eyes of Shifter Grove for as long as he can remember. Nestled in a mountain that’s barely accessible, he guards his hoard and revels in his loneliness, until one day, everything changes. The most gorgeous and infuriating woman stumbles upon him on Halloween of all nights, and despite all the questions Donovan has, one thing prevails above all – he has to have her. Even if it means giving up everything he’s believed in so far.
Sabrina Corrolie is a woman willing to face her fears. You know, like spooky haunted houses in the middle of nowhere… Why she had to pick Halloween to tackle her phobias, she isn’t entirely sure, though. One thing is certain, she didn’t expect to stumble on a real, live dragon in the process! While this dragon is scary, he’s also hotter than the fire he breathes and sexier than sin… Maybe he’s just what she needs to conquer her insecurities?
Or maybe a fairy tale is just too good to be true, dragon or no dragon.
The Darkest Dragon is a holiday novella set in Shifter Grove. It includes plenty of steam and spooky haunted houses, so be warned!
Sabrina has come to Shifter Grover to face her fears. She wasn’t supposed to be alone though. Staying in a creepy house overnight, secluded up a mountain and hearing things, she never expected to find what she found.
Donovan is the last of the Sivertip clan. No one even knows he’s still around. To protect his and his families horde, he really is pretty much trapped in his house. Yet someone has entered the cavern and gotten past his traps. He awakens to a beautiful woman staring at him. A human woman, that is his mate….
I had fun with this novella. I like Sabrinas wit and her kick butt bravery! Not only conquering her fears, but gaining more and overcoming those as well. Donovans sad story broke my heart and him just surviving to protect all he had left, so lonely! Happy endings make me love this even more. It was a fun, quick, fantasy romance that I would recommend.
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock!
How can the normal guy and the sexy male stripper make it work?
Dirk Thompson thought he found his one and only…then his husband cheats on him. Heartsick, lonely, and full of anger, Dirk can’t find the courage to move on until he meets Ken.
It’s not like Dirk to take a wild ride with a stranger, but Ken strips him bare and turns his world upside down.
Strip Tease is the first book in a promising MM romance called Down and Dirty. First, I must confess this is my first time reading an MM book. I was a little worried before I started reading it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to have an objective view because I have never read anything of the genre before. Nevertheless, I found myself enjoying the plot from the very first pages. Without a doubt, this book is a fast-paced page-turner that won’t allow you to put the book down until you read the end.
Dirk Thompson is a brokenhearted accountant who was left by his cheating ex-husband, Warren. I must confess I was shouting at Dirk when I saw how insecure and hurt he was because of that good for nothing cheater. I thought he deserved to shout his lungs out, throw the ring at the face of the cheater, rip all the photos with Warren and try to move on. However, Dirk seemed so defenseless and reluctant to leave the past behind. I didn’t like that about him very much. However, every character needs a low point so it can evolve and I believe this is Dirk’s.
Ken, I must confess, is my favorite character of the story. Well, he and Dirk. Ken or Diesel (stage name) is a combination of a ray of sunshine and the energizer bunny. He is funny, cheerful, playful, and easy-going. At first, I was a little reluctant when it came to him and Dirk. I mean, Warren and Dirk were complete opposites and everything when from perfect to hell itself in the blink of an eye. I can’t be blamed for trying to protect Dirk. Nevertheless, I found myself thinking that maybe, just maybe, Ken would be good for Dirk. Ken was a difficult past and is broken too. However, you get the feeling that even with this stripper profession and the playful character he has a fragile heart that longs to be as cherished and loved as Warren was once.
When the pasts of Dirk and Ken come knocking at their door, the insecurities of both might be too much for their starting relationship. What do you think ladies? Is there going to be a happily ever after? Will the past repeat itself over again? Wish I could tell you, but I don’t want to ruin a very interesting if a little predictable and cute, plot. Nevertheless, I assure you that you will love the plot. Our main characters undergo a huge character development as they face their insecurities. In fact, I loved how Ken broke Dirk from his low self-stem shell when he was at his lowest point.
I highly recommend this novel to those who love a good mix of drama, comedy and romance in a very touching and slightly sexy MM novel.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
Two werewolves, a Scottish castle and the power of fate.
Highly ranked in her werewolf pack in spite of being female, American Mattie Sloane travels to Scotland with her Alpha, never suspecting the trip will turn her life upside down.
A rogue by nature, werewolf Colin MacPherson has to shape up fast when he finds his mate in Mattie.
Just one problem—they both love their countries and don’t want to move. How can they be mates an ocean apart?
This 6,000+ word short story is the first in the Colliding Worlds series. HEA included
What a tease!!! A short story to introduce the Colliding Worlds series, and it does its job very well!!! I will have to find the next in the series and read it soon!! Quickly grabbing my attention with a strong heroine and an interesting premise, this writer has created a world that could have numerous possibilities and interspecies couples!
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock this short story gets four hearts only because it’s too short!! The teasers for the next book promise we will see more of these characters and I truly hope we do!!