Review: Second Howl by Vivian Arend

Second Howl (Granite Lake Wolves, #2.2)Title: Second Howl
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook freebie from author
Genre: Erotica
Release date: 2009 
Number of pages: 7

The Granite Lake pack’s First Night celebrations are loud, boisterous and full of fun. Missy and Tad, the pack Omegas, have other ideas about a good way to ring in the New Year…

This free short story is set 10 months after the completion of Wolf Signs and Wolf Flight, and is best read after both books. Adult.

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They also have a new baby and are enjoying the night alone since Tad hired the teenagers from the pact to babysit for them. Sweet as the other novella, but a different side of this couple.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games
#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line

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Another Read-A-Thon

Letters Inside Out button

I don’t have much time this weekend, because of college and real life, but I’ll try to get some reading done in the middle of it all, so why not sign up for this read-a-thon?

This one is hosted by Amanda in Letters Inside Out, and you can find the link to the sign up post on the picture. 

        
My updates will be on this same post and I have no idea how they will be so far, but will figure it out later today.

My goal is to finish 500 pages in these 4 days. I think is manageable and the count starts with a book I already started but since there’s still about 100 pages to finish is all good.          

I’ll update this post with the books finished and the amount of pages left to read until the end of the read-a-thon.

       

Book Finished

Operation: Endgame (When the Mission Ends, #1)Breaking Free (Masters of the Shadowlands, #3)Lean on Me (Masters of the Shadowlands, #4)Make Me, Sir (Masters of the Shadowlands, #5)

100 pages on Friday from Operation: Endgame.

170 pages on Saturday from Breaking Free.

220 pages on Sunday from Lean on Me.

296 pages on Monday from Make me, Sir.

Final Thoughts

I read 786 pages in this four days and managed to participate in one challenge. Did pretty good in a weekend with RL and less reading.

Review: First Howl by Vivian Arend

First Howl (Granite Lake Wolves, #2.1)Title: First Howl
Author:  Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook freebie from author
Genre: Erotica
Release date: 2009 
Number of pages: 7

The Granite Lake pack’s First Night celebrations are loud, boisterous and full of fun. But Robyn and Keil, the pack Alphas, are looking for a bit of quiet for a private celebration…

This free short story is set 10 months after the completion of Wolf Signs and Wolf Flight, and is best read after both books. Adult

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This was a sweet and short novella and we got to see a bit more of the characters from the first book. Since is Christmas and the pack is all about parties, the Alphas decided to enjoy alone time.
 
I loved Keil and Robyn from the first book of the series and now they have a little girl, so the night alone was a dream coming true. Nice novella.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games
#4 – Wolf Tracks
#5 – Wolf Line

Review: Wolf Flight by Vivian Arend

Wolf Flight (Granite Lake Wolves, #2)

Title: Wolf Flight
Author: Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781605046839
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 27th 2009
Number of pages: 87

Tad Maxwell’s workaholism serves to keep his bush-pilot company in the air, and his inner werewolf in check. In the two years since he discovered his heritage, he’s resisted the longing to test the power of his wolf side. It would mean compromising his human principles.

Then Missy Leason re-enters his life. Ten years ago, their teenage attraction never went beyond hand-holding. Now their chemistry is off the charts, pushing him closer to the step he’s not sure it’s safe to take, especially with a human.
But Missy is more like Tad than he realizes. She’s wolf too,and a wolf pack is a dangerous place to have secrets.

Missy’s Alpha has sniffed out her carefully hidden Omega powers. Her first response: run from the corrupt Alpha’s plan to make her his mate. Step two: get to Tad, and hope like hell his untapped powers are strong enough to negate her own.

Every touch with Missy is hot, hot, hot, but even finding out she’s pure wolf doesn’t solve Tad’s dilemma. Is she using him, or are they truly destined mates? Only one thing is certain. He will defend her to his last breath—on his terms. Even if it means losing his life.

Warning: Contains nasty Alphas, secret Omegas and werewolves acting raunchy on the dance floor. Sarcasm, wilderness cabins and hot nookie back by popular demand.

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This is the second book in this sweet werewolf series. The fun part for me is the fact we already know the characters from previous books and have a few thoughts about the perfect mate for them.

 
Tad is a half wolf and needs a trigger to fully develop, we met him because his sister Robyn is now mated with Keil and their story was the first introduced to us in this series.
 
Tad always knew he needed a little help to became a wolf, but there’s a problem for him. He needs to have sex with a female wolf and the single ones can inprint in him and became obsessed thinking he’s their mate, so he doesn’t want to create these wrong feelings and being the good guy he chose to wait for the right time and the right wolf.
 
Missy was Tad girlfriend during high school and now she’s running from her pack, because the alpha killed her husband, since she wasn’t mated with him, and want her all to himself.
 
Missy needs to escape and run to Tad for help, but things got a lot more interesting when they actually mated and he didn’t want to believe because of the imprint. The only reason he accepted her was because she was a widow and he thought her mate was death, so no problem.
 
I liked Tad story and how these two actually helped each other when it was necessary. The action on the last chapter was impressive too. Great little story.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wolf Signs
#2 – Wolf Flight
#2.1 – First Howl
#2.2 – Second Howl

#3 – Wolf Games 
#4 – Wolf Tracks 
#5 – Wolf Line

Review: Hunted by Evangeline Anderson

Hunted (Brides of the Kindred, #2)Title: Hunted
Author:  Evangeline Anderson
Series: Brides of the Kindred
Publisher:  E. A. Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: B004YQCGLW
Genre: Erotica
Release date: April 29th 2011
Number of pages: 466

Sophia Waterhouse has always been afraid of needles and vampires so there’s no way she wants anything to do with a modern day Count Dracula—even if he does come wrapped in the package of a huge Kindred warrior with blond hair and ice blue eyes. She’s only on the Kindred Mothership to participate in her sister Liv’s wedding and that’s all.
Sylvan is a Tranq Kindred who has made a sacred vow never to call a bride. After a devastating rejection on his home planet, his heart is a block of ice no one can melt—or so he thinks until he meets Sophia.
When their ship is forced down in the middle of a rugged mountain range Sophia and Sylvan are stranded. Running for their lives they have only each other to depend on. Will they give in to the intense attraction between them or will the evil hunting Sophia take its toll?

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This was a very long book and it follows Claimed story. We met Sophia and Sylvan during Liv and Baird claiming period and now these two are getting married and all hell broke lose once the bad guys decided to kidnap Sophia thinking she can save them from destruction.

Pretty insane right, but I love an alien erotica and this series is good in delivering the hotness. These guys are warriors and they chosen one female to spent the rest of their life with.

But that not how things starter for Sophia and Sylvan. He was denied once during a claiming period and now chose to live as a eunuch, but his goddess has other ideas and made him feel really hot while close to Sophia, but she has no idea of anything happening because she’s just a human and is just now learning the Kindred rules.

Sylvan is like a vamp and needs to suck blood from his Bride to perform the claiming, but Sophia was once abused and has issues with any kind of male, plus these two are hiding and running from the hounds.

I liked this book and even enjoyed the Sylvan and Sophie problems for a bit, bit these two are too dumb to mess with. They had no idea what was happening half the time and even if Sylvan passed through this once, he just can’t believe it’s happening. Hello you are a male and close to a pretty woman, we both know what happens.

But I liked that we got to see more of the other stories and the author started explaining more of the Kindred’s home planet.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Claimed
#2 – Hunted
#3 – Sought
#4 – Found
#5 – Revealed
#6 – Pursued
#7 – Exiled (Expected publication: October 2012)

Review: Forgotten Visions by Lia Davis

Forgotten Visions (The Divinities, #1)Title: Forgotten Visions
Author: Lia Davis
Series: The Divinities
Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN:

B008KPZR1Y

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: July 11th 2012
Number of pages: 250

Kalissa Bradenton isn’t your average coffee shop owner. Born to an elite witch bloodline with a rare genetic mutation, she’s a Divinity on a mission. The death of her parents sends her away from her Maxville, Florida, home and into an ancient war between witches and demons. When childhood friend Ayden Daniels comes to her aid after an almost fatal accident, visions of a past she doesn’t remember sparks an old flame and new desires. With the past slowly becoming clearer, she eagerly sets her sights on mending Ayden’s heart and gaining his trust–until a ghost from her past returns to claim her as his demonic mate.

Ayden, the new Sheriff of Maxville and grandson of the oldest living Divinity, is investigating a series of Divinity killings. When he comes face-to-face with the one woman he hopes to have little to no contact with, old pain rises, quickly followed by anger and resentment. Through his rare power of adaptability, he learns actions from the past may not be what they seem. Hope fills his broken heart and determination pushes him to do whatever it takes to win Kalissa’s heart once more before he loses her forever.

Together they must find the strength to mend their tormented souls, while fighting an evil out to destroy the world.

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This is the first book of a new witch series and as soon I read the summary the book became a wishlist. It’s started sounding different and intriguing, but over all of that I liked the romance and how after all the years these two discover a way to be together.
 
There some parts that just don’t click for me. Kalissa is very powerful and a divinities like her sister, her family and friends are also witches and she’s surrounded by love and power, but a strange guy shows up and put a spell on her without anyone noticing? Didn’t sound right, especially when nothing was done to prevent the relationship between these two.
 
I liked the adventure side and how all the divinities became together to vanquish once and for all the evil demons. Kalissa was really important to unite and make them work. These people are afraid but they do nothing to stop them.
 
I liked Ayden and how caring he became after realizing what happened on the past. He’s really a nice guy and he’s new love with Kalissa was really great to see, plus the sex scenes were good.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Forgotten Visions

Review: Taken at Dusk by CC Hunter

Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls, #3)Title: Taken at Dusk
Author: CC Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0312624697
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: April 10th 2012
Number of pages: 380

Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.
Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

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This series is so much fun and the adventures just make things more interesting. We got to see more of Kylie and her very strange and dangerous love life. Between an werewolf and the his pact against the romance things get really ugly.
 
But Kylie is also in the middle of an investigation related with the newest ghost appearing for her, but I liked how things are turning and we got news of Kylie family and what she really is.
 
It was strange at first to understand Kylie power and also to see how dangerous her life can be with a crazy vampire hunting her for a romance and his coven meddling over the future.
 
This book better than the others, but so difficult to explain without telling a few spoilers. I liked how strong Kylie became since she went to Shadow Falls on the first book and she’s getting better at helping the ghosts and understanding how to discover the past of her family.
 
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Turned at Dark

#2 – Awake at Dawn

#3 – Taken at Dusk

#4 – Whispers at Moonrise (Expected publication: October 2nd 2012)

#5 – Chosen at Nightfall (Expected publication: April 2013)