Funny memory when you’re drunk?

The Wolf's Secret Bride
Howl's Romance
Eve Langlais
paranormal, mythology, romance, humour
Eve Langlais
(26 July 2018)

This lone wolf gets the shock of his life when he gets a bill for his wedding in Vegas.

 After a soap opera of a week where Rory meets his real father, attempts a hostile business takeover, torches the family business, and almost gets arrested for attempted murder, he decides a relaxing weekend is just what he needs.
 Vegas has a way of making a man—even one who’s part wolf—forget his troubles. Rory does such a good job of wiping his mind he doesn’t even remember the wedding he receives an invoice for.
Did he do the unthinkable?
 Rory sets out to find his blushing bride only to discover the one thing he never expected. Love. But can a wolf have a happily ever after with a mate who is on the run from danger?

This is a paranormal series of romances where there are wolves involved – well werewolves anyway.

And here we have one who is not really a very nice guy. It seems he ran away from Canada and lots of crimes, and then runs away again to Las Vegas, where he gets rather drunk and forgets what has happened.

And we have a heroine who has been captures by a Lion shifter group (think bad boys and motorbikes) and was held in the Canadian Woods until she escapes and ends up in Las Vegas.

And so we have a meeting and rather nice story.

I enjoyed this and thought Eve Langlais was on form here.

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Over what?

Over the Line   Book Cover Over the Line  
(Adirondack Pack, #0.5)
K.C. Stewart 
paranormal, mythology, romance
Pronoun
2015

The truth is in the evidence. Follow your nose, keep an ear to the ground and don’t believe everything you hear. Tyson Cartwright has always known who he was and becoming the Adirondack Pack’s Enforcer was the goal from the very start. He loves his job, but not today. Someone in the pack isn’t who they say they are. It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last that Tyson has to rid the pack of a spy. These are the people he calls his friends and family and one of them is lying to him. His gut has an idea but is it just because he doesn’t like the man his sister has taken up with or is there something more to Jack Naughton? For Jenny’s sake he better know for sure it’s Jack before dispensing justice because once a wolf goes over the line, there is no coming back.

Whilst recovering from my ‘little’ Xmas accident and being in and out of hospital for some time and in a lot of pain, I needed some light reading and this series provided me with that. Many paranormal stories were good reading fare amongst romances and other ‘chick’ literature.

This series was one that I particularly fell for all set around the Adirondack pack of werewolves.

I have previously reviewed book #1, but in fact there is a #0.5 prequel if you will. I have found that many authors write the prequel after the first couple of books are successful, so you don’t necessarily read in order.

Each wolf pack has a number of roles that are common to them all: Alpha, Beta, Elder, and Enforcer. This is the story of how and Enforcer was ‘born’.

Enforcers are the law in wolf packs. They keep order within the pack, at as detectives and represent the law. Often they are also used for more esoteric purposes such as torture during a period of warfare or political unrest and in-fighting. Thus hey need to be not only very strong and skilled in fighting, but also sadistic to a degree. Not just being unafraid of pain themselves,  but willing to inflict it n others.

Tyson was the Adirondack pack’s enforcer. “He was protector, detective, judge and jury”, and if need be executioner, because “once a wolf went over the line, there was no coming back”.

So the war with the Canidae begins and his sister Jenny gets involved through her friendship with Jack – who is not all he seems.

Tyson has to develop his emotions to understand this situation as he finds that he is unable to cope with his sister’s actions.

 

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When you are confused about your identity

Xoe Meyers Trilogy Book Cover Xoe Meyers Trilogy
Xoe Meyers
Sara C. Roethle
urban, science fiction, fantasy, coming of age
Kindle

A demon’s life is never easy. Join Xoe as she’s thrown to the wolves, the werewolves that is. As if witches, human sacrifices, and other demons weren’t enough to deal with, Xoe must struggle to rein in her powers before she sets something more important than a washing machine on fire. If she can’t, her whole life might go up in flames.

The initial 3 books form a solid story about Xoe the 16 year old who suddenly finds she is not who she thought she was. For a start her father was a demon. And then she finds that her temper is rather uncontrollable and she just sets fire to things.

Each book ends on a cliff hanger and each book starts exactly where the previous book ends. This is effectively therefore one very long long book divided up into 3 parts.

The trilogy gets a 4 for a YA audience, but I found the final 3 books in the series rather short and less stimulating and original. I was going to give them a 3 but the final story – Ghosts – wraps up Xoe nicely and thus I’m going to stay with the 4.

Overall a good YA read with demons, ghosts, witches, vampires, and werewolves.

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Chase the Wolf!

 

Krystal Shannon is one of my favourite authors.

She writes mainly fantasy romances with lots of animal shifters and magic and paranormal elements and is great fun to read.

This particular book is actually a novella and as such there is insufficient length to develop a complex story-line but we have a werewolf shifter in the series Vegas Mates. So a romance.

It is a fun short read, well told, with interesting use of language eg:

A little bit of claustrophobia began wrapping its slimy tendrils around her neck


 

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What a honeymoon!

Burning Nights
Julie Wetzel
(Kindling Flames #6)
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: January 18th 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal

 

 

 

 

 

After a wedding filled with werewolves, fay, and vampires, Vicky is looking forwards to a nice, quiet honeymoon away from the chaos of Darien’s daily life. But nothing is ever simple with an Ancient Vampire around.
When the Vampire Council of Hawaii finds out Darien and his new bride are coming, they are determined to see that Darien is honored properly. But vampire etiquette isn’t for the faint of heart.
The nights could burn when lines are drawn… and Darien finds himself in a turf war he never intended to start.
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After a few moments, Darien shifted in his seat to face Elliot again. “Look. If you ever have a problem, I want you to bring it to me.” Elliot opened his mouth to protest, but Darien cut him off. “I know you’re a master unto yourself, but you’re also my friend, and I hate to see you suffering. Even if you don’t think I can do anything, just talk to me. Sometimes that’s all it takes.”
Elliot stared at him for a moment before nodding his head. “All right, but you have to promise me the same.”
Darien chuckled as he faced forwards and started the car. “Deal. Now let’s get going before Patrick sends someone out to find us.”
Elliot laughed as they pulled out into the night. Nothing had really changed, but his heart felt lighter than it had in weeks.
Notes from the Author:
Kindling Flames Burning Nights has been a much anticipated instalment in the Ancient Fire series, and while the concept of the novel wasn’t hard to come up with, it execution had me stumped.
After the end if Stolen Fire, the next most logical step for the series was Darien and Vicky’s wedding. Most of our favorite characters had some part to play in getting of main couple hitched and writing that part was a breeze, but I ran into issues when Darien and Vicky left for their honemoon in Hawaii.
If think the biggest problem was my unfamiliarity with the setting. The rest of the novels were set in Brenton, a town I was familiar with. Even the short excision to New Orleans didn’t throw me because I had been there. The locations were comfortable to me. Going to the islands was another world to me and I froze up in trying to get into the feel of the novel.
No matter how many travel shows I watched, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the place I was trying to write about, so I put the novel down for a while.
It was actually several months later before I picked the book up again and tried to get into the story. I’d decided to change the main bad guy from Pele to something I was a little more familiar with. This alleviated some of the block that was keeping me from the story, but I was still not comfortable in my story, so I set it down again and moved on to the next of the dragon novels.
Finally, after a few more months of letting the story stew, I decided to have another go at it. I’d received more than a few requests for the continuation of the series and it was getting hard to justify putting it off anymore. So, after binge watching everything I could find on YouTube about Hawaii, I had the ladies at CTP set a release date and I dove in.
Writing the final half of the novel only took about six weeks, but I was wreaked when it was done. My beta readers had assured me that it was sound and good, but I wasn’t feeling confident in the final draft. Unfortunately, I was up against my deadline at that point and didn’t have time to scrap the manuscript and try again.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the final novel, but my confidence in the story jumped as I started to get responses back from the ARC readers. They loved it.
Now, as we release Kindling Flames Burning Nights into the world, my mind turns to the next novel in the series, Flaming Moon. This one will follow Elliot as he takes care of Brenton and the growing troubles with the werewolves while Darien is away. It’s also been planned for quite some time, so I hope to have it out very soon. Until then, I hope you enjoy Kindling Flames Burning Nights.

 

 

 

 

 

Author Bio:

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she's not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
And with the Kindling Flames series, she is now an Internationally Best-Selling Author.
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