Thursday, July 3, 2014

ADAM by Teresa Gabelman Is A Series Game Changer

ADAM

(The Protectors, #5)

by Teresa Gabelman

A Series Game Changer

Adam by Teresa Gabelman

Book Description:

Half-breed vampire, Adam Pride, has an almighty chip on his broad shoulders. Trying to move on after finding Angelina married to another, Adam has a decision to make. Remove the chip and move on or kill the man who took what he wanted most in the world, his Angel.

With his heart in pieces, Adam’s on a mission to become the best VC Warrior he can be. It’s not long before fate steps in, turning his world and life as he knows it upside down. Shocking revelations will realign allegiances and draw the VC Warriors onto a new path. This journey is not Adam’s alone. Every Warrior, half-breed and human will be affected by what is to come. The unknown awaits. The battle has just begun.
 

 

Review: 

In the world of The Protectors, the heroes are elite Vampire Council Warriors who have taken an oath to protect both humans and vampires. Humans, vampires, and half-breeds live openly alongside each other. But not always peacefully.

Adam, a half-breed, has a tortured, unhappy past. In Adam, he finally gets the satisfying completion of his story line that fans have been waiting for. But hold on to your e-reader—Adam is about so much more than Adam and Angelina. Momentous events happen in this release. It's a new era in relations between vampires, half-breeds, and humans, with devastating consequences. A troublemaker from the early days returns to, well, cause trouble. A sexy new warrior joins our heroes. The VC Warriors are on the cusp of war.

Teresa Gabelman knows how to write a story that captivates her fans and leaves them wanting the next book NOW.  Slade and Jill's book is next.

I want it NOW!

Lisa

The Protectors Series:


Thursday, May 8, 2014

BURNING DAWN by Gena Showalter Earn 4.5♥s

Burning Dawn

(Angels of the Dark, #3)

by Gena Showalter

Burning Dawn, Gena Showalter
Rating: 4.5♥s Excellent / Highly Recommended
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Audience: Adult
Sensuality: Hot
Release Date: May 2, 2014

Gena Showalter's World of Angels of the Dark:
The Angels of the Dark series is a spin-off of the immensely popular and highly-recommended series, Lords of the Underworld. Angels of the Dark can be read as a standalone series, but you'll have more fun with it if you are familiar with LOTU.

Thane, the hero of Burning Dawn, is a Sent One. Sent Ones are adopted sons of the Most High. They hunt and kill demons. Thane is a member of one of the Most High's heavenly defensive forces. Unfortunately, he's a member of the Army of Disgrace. The AoD is a group of Sent Ones who have trouble following orders, and who are on probation for a year. They are in danger of losing their wings and immortality.

They are the Angels of the Dark.

A Tortured Hero
Thane's "disgraceful" behavior has its origin in a past of an unusual kind of torture. As a result, he derives pleasure from pain, including violence, killing, and BDSM.

One of his biggest fears is being at someone's mercy again. As the story opens, he is the drugged sex slave of a sadistic Phoenix.

A Shattered Heroine
Elin Vale is also a prisoner in the Phoenix camp. Her life was shattered when the Phoenix captured her Phoenix mother, and killed her human father and husband in front of her. He has been despised, derided, and tortured by the Phoenix ever since.

Out of the frying pan …
A timid and fearful Elin decides freeing Thane from the Phoenix's poison is his ticket to freedom—and hers. She stages a rescue. And the first time Thane comes to his senses and pulls out his sword of fire, you fall in love with him.

Well, except for all the limbs and heads that go flying.

Elin is now under Thane's protection, and he takes her to his club in the lowest level of the skies. There, he's brutal to what's left of the Phoenix. He doesn't know that Elin is half Phoenix.

She has to keep it that way, or she might end up like the Phoenix from the camp.

Thane is drawn to Elin. He's protective of her and considers her to be his. But he can't get involved with her because she's a fragile human. Or so he thinks.

And into the fire.
Elin is drawn to the dark and dangerous Thane. But she must keep her husband's memory alive. She'll never take another lover.

And Thane will kill her if he finds out she's half Phoenix.

A tragic, romantic tale
Thane is both hard and soft. He can be brutal, even to Elin. Keep the tissues handy. And yet he's also poetic, romantic, and protective. He's big, tall, has crystalline blue eyes, pearl and gold wings, and … well, you find out what else. (Snicker) He's a hero you can love.

Elin is strong, kind, and funny. She has some great lines that will have you smiling, if not laughing. Although she thinks she's timid, she's brave enough to rescue a Sent One and then face him down. She's a heroine to cheer for.

The story is tense and fast-paced, and kept me reading late into the night. Unlike the first two Angels of the Dark books, it was also very hot. A commitment was not required before they consummated their relationship.

I liked the way various story lines came together for the HEA. The end was very satisfying.

As of this writing, Gena Showalter hasn't announced any more books in this series. But The Darkest Touch, Lords of the Underworld #11, is coming out in November 2014. And Lords of the Underworld #12 was hinted at in Burning Dawn.

Enjoy both series!

Lisa

The Angels of the Dark Series:


Wicked Nights
Beauty Awakened
Burning Dawn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wild Wolf Rates 4.5♥s

Wild Wolf

(Shifters Unbound, #6)

by Jennifer Ashley

 

Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley
Rating: 4.5♥ Excellent / Highly Recommended
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Shifter
Length: Novel
Audience: Adult
Sensuality: Hot
Release Date: April 1, 2014

Jennifer Ashley's world of Shifters Unbound

In the Shifters Unbound series, Shifters have been "out" for twenty years. Humans have subjugated them and put them in Shiftertowns where they have few rights. They must wear collars that cause pain if they become violent. They are not allowed amenities—smartphones and cable TV—that humans take for granted. Their travel is restricted. Humans associating with shifters are not trusted. By either group.


A wild wolf

Graham McNeil is a wild wolf. He's loud, scarred, brash, and violent. He's also the alpha of his pack and co-leader of the Las Vegas Shiftertown. The only person who calms him and makes him feel alive is his sort-of girlfriend, Misty Granger.

A human.

That's a problem, because Graham needs to mate with a shifter for the good of his pack. He needs to have strong shifter cubs to continue the line. His pack insists on it.


A kidnapping

When Misty is kidnapped, there's more to it than there seems. Graham becomes ensnared by a powerful enemy. It's the beginning of a plan that would result in disaster for shifters and humans alike. Graham and Misty must not only save themselves, but—literally—the world.

Engaging characters

Graham bellows and stomps and fights, and we love him for it. And so does Misty. No, she's not a Masochist. She sees below the surface to the shifter with a painful past, the alpha who cares for his pack, and the protective boyfriend. She sees the infrequent smiles and sense of humor.

Misty is a strong heroine with a mind of her own. She's the only one who can stand up to Graham and get away with it.

Two characters who almost steal the show are Matt and Kyle, young cubs who are thrust upon Graham. They spend a lot of time in their energetic wolf forms. As humans, they eat a lot of pizza and ice cream. Although Graham adopts them, they adopt Misty. They provide a lot of comic relief, but they are much more than they seem.

A new, mysterious character, Ben, is introduced. It will be interesting to see how often we see him in future books. Familiar character Reid plays a large role.


Suspense

Suspense keeps the book moving along. There are plenty of nasty surprises and mortal danger to go around.


Satisfaction

The ending is fun and gratifying. The book's only problem is it leaves you wishing for more.

Enjoy Wild Wolf!

Lisa


The Shifters Unbound series in reading order:
Novella 0.5
Book 1
Book 2
Novella 2.5
Book 3
Novella 3.5
Book 4
Novella 4.25
Novella 4.5
Book 5
Novella 5.5
Book 6