A second chance is only the beginning…
Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of her birth father and calls for assistance, Stella is forced to return to her hometown and face the men who broke her heart, one of whom fathered her child.
Gavin and Holden raised a lot of hell as teenagers. They broke the law, broke their mothers’ hearts, and almost broke each other before they finally got their act together. Through all the ups and downs, they stuck by each other and managed to build a happy life together. The one thing they couldn’t do was forget the woman they’d loved and lost.
Forced to face the past and each other after so many years is no small feat. The trio does their best to make amends and put the past behind them while forging new bonds. Old feelings are rekindled and new emotions emerge from the ashes of their youthful indiscretions. Something remarkable could be on the horizon if they’re strong enough to navigate the pitfalls of a triad relationship and stand strong against the outside forces conspiring to bring them to their knees.
A woman’s past catches up to her when the child she gave up for adoption wants to find not only her mother, but her father as well. Problem is, she ran from the father when she discovered the only two guys she slept with in high school were in love with each other. Hasn’t been back there since. What will happen when the three of them meet again?
I really enjoyed this! I adore the idea of a polyamorous relationship that works so well. I would have liked to see more of the daughter however. The reactions of the characters were quite believable, most people are completely unaware of polyamory and have never considered it. The steamy scenes between each couple and the triad were well done and super sexy. As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I gave it four hearts for awesomeness and entertainment!
A great addition to J. S. Striker’s best selling series!
Rule number one in trying to rekindle a friendship with a long-lost friend: act like her friend and nothing else.
Simon Alison always has his plan set out before him: complete as many missions as he can, help make the world a better place to live in, then settle someday with a fellow wolf shifter and run around the forest for the rest of his life. He likes things easy, and he likes following certain rules.
Until a certain witch comes back to his life.
Until said witch turns said life upside down.
She was a part of his past—and now she’s a part of his present, his mission and his suddenly aroused body all in one. It’s a disaster, really.
Except Simon isn’t sure if it’s one he wants to avoid or face with open arms…
Rule number one in trying to be the best witch in the world: never, ever be tempted by hot, dangerous men.
Robin Chesley always thought of Simon as the one friend she can always count on, and their years of separation never changed that for her. Imagine her shock when she meets him again and finds out that not all things stay the same.
The old Simon was kind, affable and sweet.
The new Simon is kind, dangerous and has the ability to burn her with a single touch.
She shouldn’t be thinking of him this way, especially when their mission requires focus more than anything else. But she can’t help it, and Robin has to learn the hard way that not all emotions go to plan—and not all friendships survive the kisses and touch of a man able to make her lose control…
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Marc had known about his mate for years. He was patient, though. He would wait until Noelle was ready before he made his move. It was the only thing he could do. But with everything happening around them, his patience was growing thin. He needed his mate’s support now more than ever.
Noelle always thought that she would be mated to Dane King, the leader of the American Dragon Territory. When she found out about Dane’s mate Liana, she was angry. That was supposed to be her, she thought. Then when Marc revealed their bond to her she was completely taken by surprise. Marc couldn’t be her mate, could he?
This is book 3 in the Elemental Dragons series. A spin off of Emilia’s Fated Dragons series, it can be read as a standalone, however it is best read in series.
Warning: This series contains lots of sexy shifter action, irresistible mates and steamy love scenes. Tons of mouth watering Paranormal Romance bonus content included!
Marc is a pro at burying her feeling and emotions. When his father shows up on their family doorsteps asking for help to rescue their mother after decades of the family thinking they were dead after being caught by the Guardians, Marc can hold back in longer. The touch of his mate is what calms him, even though Noelle will not acknowledge he as her mate. Noelle does acknowledge, however, that they are going to rescue his mother which is an opportunity to help and look for her sister as well. Will Marc find his mother alive? Will Noelle find her any information on her sister? With them working together, will the bond finally be accepted or finally tear them apart?
This was a good read. I was unaware of it being part of series before reading. The author does recommend reading the other books before hand, but is not a necessity. I felt a little lost because of not reading the books that came before this one. The author did a good job in filling the reader in on the basics, but I know I would have enjoyed the book so much more if I read the others first. I would have connected with the characters so much more. Besides that, good story. The authors writing style was easy to read and she kept the story flowing well. I will definitely read more in the series after I read the first books. I gave this a four star read.
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If you ain’t living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room. The rose-colored illusion of Madison Shellmound’s girlish crush on biker Ford Illuminati is stomped into smithereens by his crude father Cropper, Bare Bones motorcycle club President. Fearing Ford will kill Cropper if he finds out, Madison flees, becoming an upstanding cardiology nurse.
Madison and Ford have an ill-fated, star-crossed love that will last their lifetimes. Ford is a lifer in a different sort of enterprise, the gritty full-throttle club of guns, blood, and allegiance to his brothers. Twelve years and several tours of SEAL duty later, Ford is thrust back into Madison’s arms on the worst day of his life. Madison’s prospect brother Speed has screwed up big-time and owes the club his life. She offers herself to Cropper as a sacrificial lamb to save Speed.
But how long until the fiery, full-on outlaw Ford discovers that the woman he loves was treated like a degraded slave by his own father? Well, meet the new boss. He’s not the same as the old boss.
Publisher’s Note: This is not your mother’s contemporary romance. Readers will encounter molestation, drugging, consensual bondage and discipline, violence, and a HEA. It’s a full-length novel of 65,000 words. Recommended 18+ due to mature content. This is Book #1 of 4 in The Bare Bones MC series. It is followed by Stay Vertical, Bad To The Bones, Playing With Monsters, and Have Gun, Will Travel.
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It has only been a few months since humanity found out about the various shifters that live among them. This brave new world is not without its challenges; neither for the humans or the shifters. Alpha Squad is formed to help law enforcement agencies deal with shifter related matters, and not a moment too soon! Follow the brave men and women of the squad as they try to come to terms with their new reality, catch criminals and find love along the way.
Bear shifter Eric King is asked to join Alpha Squad; a task force meant to promote cooperation between shifters and humans in law enforcement, but there are problems: Is Alpha Squad even a serious initiative? And how will he focus on his training when his inner bear insists that the squad leader is his mate?
Friends & Foes
Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment and bear shifter Adam King is excited to jump head-first into the action. Upon investigating a string of seemingly shifter related murders, he finds himself torn between his job and the local police’s main suspect; Felicity Weir; female bear shifter and Adam’s fated mate…
For the past six months, Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters: he’s been an active part of Alpha Squad, but only on his old alpha’s say-so. When he finds himself stuck in between two sets of clashing orders, he must make a choice: who does he truly serve? And what would the woman of his dreams, Private Callahan, think of him if she knew he was a traitor?
Upon joining Alpha Squad, bear shifter hybrid Sean McMillan realizes there’s a lot more to being a shifter than occasionally sprouting some fur. His first mission: a double murder. That shouldn’t be too hard for the experienced former police detective, but he didn’t count on coming across lab assistant Erin Reid who shows an unusual amount of interest in him. Strangely, the feeling is mutual…
Shifters are finally becoming known to the world and to assist law enforcement and in shifter relations the new Alpha Squad is created. The only problem is, there are many who want Aloha Squad to fail before it even begins. In Book 1 “Boot Camp”, Eric already has somewhat of a background with shifter relations from working with the New alliance but nothing compared him for the training for Alpha Squad, made even more complicated after meeting new Squad leader and his unknowing mate Janine. Janine is in a difficult position of wanting to do her best in training Alpha Squad, but has been given orders to make them fail. They ultimately work together to further Alpha Squads success. Book 2 “Friends and Foes”, brings together youngest member of the team Adam and suspect Felicity during Alpha Squads first major case. Adam has to go out on his own to prove Felicity’s innocence. In Infiltrator, book 3, laid back Thomas is put to the test, when his Pack Alpha tells him to go against his new team and protect outlaw wolves. When his newly discovered mate, Jill, discovers that Thomas has betrayed not only the Squad but all her hard work, she sends him on his way. Thomas has to enlist the help of new friends to prove his loyalty to the team. Finally in “Showdown”, new member of the team Sean doesn’t know where he belongs. As a hybrid shifter he’s caught between two worlds, being human and being shifter. Thankfully, when his life is threatened, it’s being a hybrid that keeps him alive. It’s up to to his newly met mate Erin to discover the source of his illness and bring down the men responsible. I found all 4 books entertaining and easy reads. I felt that all characters were complex and believable. I especially liked the psychic communication between the couples and found Eric’s bears pleading for Janine to pay attention to him, especially heartbreakingly sweet. I rate this collection 5 hearts.
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A Menage Shifter Romance, Complete Series
*** Book 1 – Shift Quickie ***
Ivy is your average twenty-something, bouncing from job to job trying to find her niche in New York City. While interning at a local animal shelter she meets the handsome and charming Winslow Youngblood, the heir to a billionaire fortune.
Winslow is there to do a publicity shot for the organization’s fifteenth anniversary and while there, he takes a clear interest in Ivy. So much so that he invites her to the organization’s ball that very night.
Upon meeting Winslow, Ivy also meets Winslow’s best friend and lawyer Hollis Manning. Hollis is the opposite of Winslow in every way and Ivy finds herself drawn to both men. As she explores desires she never knew she had and succumbs to carnal pleasures courtesy of both men, Ivy doesn’t know that falling for either man could mean her death. For both men are harboring a secret, a secret that if Ivy knew she would not only question her heart but her sanity as well.
I give this book 4 hearts
Nissa Alexander returns to Bear Paw River ten pounds and one boyfriend lighter with an attitude screaming ‘Leave me the hell alone’. The last thing she needs is her older brother, the Alpha, lecturing her about settling down and true mates. Hell, he doesn’t even have his own mate, so he has no right to talk.
And then, there’s the hunky bad boy, who’s working a missing person’s case in her neck of the woods. He needs to stop sniffing around before someone gets hurt. Nissa’s heart has been trampled on enough these past few years. She is absolutely not going to fall for this lone wolf. Not gonna happen. But her bear isn’t taking no for an answer.
Zach Werner is on the hunt. But this time, it’s not for a predator or a bad guy to bring to justice. His job is to find a missing woman. Why the Florida wolf pack is paying so much money to find this female, Zach doesn’t know. And he doesn’t care. His job is his life. At least, until he meets Nissa. After a brief tangle in the woods, Zach knows this curvy beauty is his mate.
Can he convince her he’s the wolf for her and stay alive long enough to finish the job?
Zach is following any clue he can to learn who abducted his sister. Taking missing persons jobs that may lead him just little closer to finding her. While on this job, he never expected to run into Nissa, his mate. As difficult as it may seem, he can’t focus on her, doesn’t have time for mate. His sister is number one. Not surprisingly, Nissa feels the same. They are both fighting a pull that’s nearly impossible to ignore.
I really liked this read. Such a quick one too, is you’ve got about two hours and you’re jones’ing for good book, I would definitely recommend this one. Loved the basis of the story. Boy meets girl, finds out they’re mates, they fight the pull, etc. Besides that, his sister has been kidnapped and no word as where she’s gone? Big bro to save the day…..hopefully! The author didn’t get into that is much nor about wither family. Not a big fan of cliffhangers, but eager to read the next. I gave this a fast five star read!
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Magic has destroyed Daniel Cross’s family and now his only chance at happiness when he discovers the boy he’s in love with has a conduit dragon inside him. Already keeping his distance because of the young man’s murderous father, Daniel’s beast has started to roar, demanding that Mason be claimed before competition arrives. Daniel is so determined to keep from being a beast, he chooses to exile from the magical world completely. Mason Blackthorne will not be ignored. Unless he can find someone powerful enough to protect him, he will be enslaved, tortured and used by terrible warlocks to possess his power. He’s chosen Daniel, and if he can get the boy close enough, he knows he can convince him to be his bondmate. A powerful suitor has come to court Mason, but the mysterious man holds evil, blood soaked intentions. Can Daniel find a way to put the obligations of the dead behind him long enough to save Mason, or will his quest for revenge lose the only boy he’s ever loved to the same monster that killed his family? Disclaimer: 18+ This novel contains explicit m/m sexual content, graphic language and violence. The shifters transform from human to humanoid with respective dragon and lion characteristics and behaviors, including mating and breeding (but not impregnation), bonding, and some minor blood play. Any violence inflicted on the main characters is not sexual. http://www.sadiesinsbooks.com
Daniel just has to finish out the last day of his Senior year classes at the magic academy and then he can get away from his secret crush and all the attention that he gets from recently being identified as an Elite. Mason is also ready to be away from the Academy and most of all away from Daniel who has only chased away every other guy paying attention to Mason. But Mason has just found out that he’s a conduit and needs only the strongest to protect him. These two prove that not only do opposites attract but that there’s a thin line between love and hate. While both have only tried to push each other away, what they’re really trying to do is cover their massive attraction for one another. Honestly, in the early chapters, I didn’t know if I’d end up liking this book. It was hard to get in to at first because there seems to be a huge backstory that is difficult to understand for a book 1 in a new series. But after a couple chapters and a better grasp of what was going on, I was hooked. The scenes are very descriptive, the storyline is interesting and the sex was HOT. This book reminded me very much of an X-rated, adult version of Harry Potter.I rate this book 5 Hearts.
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Her ultimate sexual fantasy brought to life…
Sylvia loves to read erotica, and after her latest read, she’s developed a sizzling fantasy about being forced to submit to the sexual whims of four incredibly hot business partners. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she’d have the opportunity to live out her fantasy… until her friend decides to make it happen. Now she’s about to become an office slave… to four hunky men she’s never even met. But faced with the reality, can she actually go through with it?
by Penbroke Sinclair
- Title: Humanity’s Hope
- Series: The Saving Humanity Series, book 1
- Title ISBN: 978-1945263163
- Book Length: 186 pages
- Publisher: Stitched Smile Publications
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Caleb, a 17-year-old boy, survived the zombie uprising, but he didn’t come out of the ordeal unscathed. He’s been scarred—both mentally and physically. The rest of humanity is trying to rebuild, to make the world normal again. Caleb is trying to return to a normal life also, but after all he’s seen, after the loss of his family and friends, the transition is difficult. The darkness that led him down a path of self-doubt and self-harm keeps trying to creep back into his mind.
Things only become worse when he discovers he’s immune to whatever makes a zombie a zombie. Fighting zombies was predictable. He knew what to expect. Fighting humans is volatile. They are malicious and treacherous. They won’t stop to get what they want, and Caleb has to figure out exactly what that is.
*Trigger warning: attempted suicide
One Nation Under Zombies
Caleb sprinted across the dirt road. His leg muscles burned. He was barely able to get his feet off the ground. The backpack slammed into his lower back with every step—the straps dug into his shoulders. As he approached the low wall, he slid into a crouch, turning so his back would contact the stones first. The pressure of the backpack pressed into his ribcage—squeezing the air out of his lungs. He pressed his lips together and let the stream flow out of his nose. He tried his best to keep it silent—a task that proved difficult with every pant. His lungs screamed for air. He wanted to draw in large, gasping breaths, but they would be too loud and attract unwanted attention. The undead were just on the other side of the wall, unaware of his presence, and he intended to keep it that way.
Caleb’s gaze drifted back to the road and fell on his sister, Nina, and Len, his chemistry partner from school. They ran toward him as fast as they could with their heavy backpacks that hunched them over. Or perhaps it was an attempt to make themselves smaller so they were less noticeable—Caleb couldn’t tell. They slid up to the wall on either side of Caleb and attempted to control their breathing.
This was a terrible place to hide—they all knew it. It was too open, too exposed, but there weren’t any other choices. The squat wall was right at the edge of a fallow field, across the dirt road they had been traversing in the hopes of finding civilization. They found the wall in a vast, rural landscape. The three of them were lucky there was something. They had come around a bend in the road and up a small hill, and there they were—zombies—shuffling aimlessly through the countryside. Caleb had to suppress his shocked gasp. They came out here because the urban areas had become too dangerous. There were too many zombies. The supplies had either been pillaged or were too difficult to get to. The country was supposed to be their hope, their salvation. So far, it wasn’t. The farmhouse was still ways away, about 50 yards. At least that was what Caleb assumed. He was horrible at judging distances. It didn’t matter anyway. With the zombies in front of them, the house was as accessible as another planet. But they couldn’t stay out in the open, either.
The look on Len’s face reflected the turmoil Caleb felt inside. His eyes were wide, his face red from exertion. His head was cocked to the side, his jaw muscles tight. The look asked: “What do we do now?” Caleb had no answer.
When they set out that morning to look for food, they had told themselves the zombies had been confined to the cities. Why? Because they had to believe something. They had to think there was still a chance.
Caleb lowered his gaze to the ground. There was no way to respond to Len’s silent question. They just had to wait it out—make their move when they got the opportunity. Caleb glanced over his shoulder at his sister. She slumped against the wall, her legs sprawled out in front of her, her chin resting on her chest. His stomach tightened as he took in her pose. She wasn’t going to be able to move quickly from that position. She needed to be ready. Yet, he felt for her. What was the point of being ready if it meant they had to keep running? His legs shook underneath him as he held his crouch. It would have been such a relief to plop onto his butt and take the weight off his legs. He could’ve placed his arms around Nina’s shoulders and pulled her close. They could have relaxed in their misery. Instead, he gently backhanded her arm. When she looked at him, he thrust his thumb into the air. With an eye roll and deliberate movements, Nina moved into a crouch, removing the gun from the back of her waistband.
Caleb focused on the weapon in his hands. It was there so often, it was like an appendage. He rarely noticed it anymore. But neither of the guns would do them much good; there weren’t enough bullets to take out the threat. Even if they fired their remaining rounds, all it would do was draw more zombies to their location.
Caleb turned his attention away from his gun and stretched up to look over the wall. As soon as his eyes broke the surface, he scanned the area before sinking back down. His heart pounded against his ribs, his throat tightened. An undead lumbered close to the wall—too close. One wrong move or sound and they were spotted. He licked his lips and felt the sweat slide down his spine. If they stayed quiet, the zombies would keep moving. They just had to wait it out.
A low, soft grumbling filled the air. At first, Caleb wasn’t convinced he’d heard it. It was so low, he could have imagined it. He had hoped he’d imagined it. But then Len wrapped his arms around his midsection and squeezed. The rumbling grew louder. It was hard to hide the sounds of hunger. Caleb’s eyes grew wide. He shifted his stance so he could explode onto his feet.
The rotted hand reached over the wall and swiped the air between Caleb and Len. There were no other options. All of them sprang to their feet. The crowd of rotting flesh was converging on their position. Caleb extended his arms and lined up his sights. The crack of the gun echoed loudly in the country air; the corpse slumped onto the wall. All three of them jumped over the wall and ran toward the house. The path took them directly toward the zombies; they had to be fast enough to get by them.
Caleb’s extremities tingled with adrenaline, his footsteps thumped rhythmically on the hard, dry ground. He sucked in long gasps of air, but his lungs still burned for oxygen. He caught glimpses of the other two out of the corner of his eyes. The undead drew nearer. Their arms outstretched, waiting to snag their prey. Caleb zig-zagged across the field. He ducked under a pair of arms, then shouldered a zombie out of the way. Its bones crunched against his shoulder, teeth gnashed close to his ear, driving him forward with more urgency. The house grew larger with every step he took. Almost there.
A short yip followed by a grunt sounded behind him. He risked a glance over his shoulder. Len stumbled then fell. Caleb’s heart leapt into his throat. He skidded to a stop, turning to help his friend. Caleb was about to step toward Len, but he was stopped in his tracks. The action caused him to lose his balance. His arms flailed through the air to keep Caleb from falling over. An incessant, strong tugging kept him from moving forward. He turned to see Nina jerking on his backpack. Her eyes were wide and glistening with tears. She bit her bottom lip and shook her head violently. Caleb glanced again at Len, who reached for Caleb, his mouth open in a silent plea, tears running down his cheeks. Caleb reached toward him. Len’s plea turned into a scream as a zombie bit into his calf. A dark ring of blood stained his jeans and grew larger. Another zombie latched onto the fingers of his extended hand. The crunch as it bit through his bones rattled in Caleb’s skull. He pulled his hand into his chest.
Caleb turned at that point. There was nothing more he could do. His sister grabbed his wrist, and they ran into the house. They took the stairs two at a time and headed into a bedroom on the right. After closing the door, they scanned the area, checking under the bed and in the closet. Clear. His sister collapsed face first onto the bed. From the way her body shook, Caleb could tell she was crying. He leaned back until his pack connected with the door. His legs gave out, and he slid to the floor. Pulling his knees to his chest, he wrapped his arms around his head and tried to disappear into himself.
And then there were two.
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke currently lives in Columbus, Nebraska, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, two fluffly Corgis names Floki and Siggy, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.
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