Romance Review: Canyon by Brenda Jackson

Canyon

From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson comes a new trilogy starring three Westmorelands…
Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it’s time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his-his woman and his child!

Title: Canyon
Author:  Brenda Jackson
Series: Westmorelands
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 1460316711
Genre: Romance
Release date: August 1st 2013
Number of pages: 192
 
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Another Westmoreland fighting for the girl, this is exactly the reason Canyon can’t let go the fact Keisha returned to town and it’s always running from him, but he discovered something intriguing and I really liked the way he handled a baby.
 
After a few years away Keisha returned and now Canyon found out about the baby. I do have to say I didn’t liked her and neither her reasons, because Canyon has always been a nice and very right guy, but after one night that she caught him with another women is like her world changed and she can’t see reason.
 
Canyon was so sweet with the little boy and everyone in the family accepted her with a open mind, but I can’t shake the feeling she hid the children because she wanted too, especially after being raised by a single mom, and knowing everything about the Westmorelands, she chose everything that happened.
 
I loved Canyon and the rating is all because of him, Keisha was just not my thing.

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Series in Order

#1 – Delaney’s Desert Sheikh
#2 – A little Dare
#3 – Thorn’s Challenge
#3.5 – Tis the season… for romance
#4 – Stone Cold Surrender
#5 – Riding the Storm
#6 – Jared’s Counterfeit Fiancée
#7 – The Chase is On
#8 – The Durango Affair
#9 – Ian’s Ultimate Gamble
#10 – Seduction, Westmoreland Style
#11 – Spencer’s Forbidden Passion
#12 – Taming Clint Westmoreland
#13 – Cole’s Red-Hot Pursuit
#14 – Quade’s Babies
#15 – Tall, Dark… Westmoreland!
#16 – Westmoreland’s Way
#17 – Wrapped in Pleasure
#18 – Hot Westmoreland Nights
#19 – What a Westmoreland Wants
#20 – A Wife for a Westmoreland
#21 – The Proposal
#22 – Feeling the Heat
#23 – Texas Wild
#24 – One Winter’s Night
#25 – Zane
#26 – Canyon
#27 – Stern

 

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2nd Blogoversary and Giveaway

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This is my first celebration for the blog and I decided to go all out. And to give the opportunity for more people to enjoy the prizes, there will be 3 different giveaways pack and you can participate in all of those or only one. Totally up to you. Spent way to long talking so now let’s head to the good stuff.

Paranormal Romance

Diamond Dust (Takhini Wolves, #3) Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) Fated (Dark Protectors, #1)

In the PR pack you can win one epub copy of each book featured above: Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend, Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione and Fated by Rebecca Zanetti. Just fill the form below.

Urban Fantasy

Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin, #8) Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

In the UF pack you can win one epub copy of each book featured above: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill, Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep and Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. Just fill the form below.

Erotica

The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4) This Is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands, #7) Burn (Breathless, #3)

In the Erotica pack you can win one epub copy of each book featured above: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz, This is Who I Am by Cherise Sinclair and Burn by Maya Banks. Just fill the form below.

If you’re missing Romance and Young Adult, there will be several separated giveaways during the month. So watch for it.

Top Off Tuesday #74

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What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon!  Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.

New Year and I decided to continue with my harlequin books. I think they deserve to be exposed, now look if those abs could ever be hidden.

The Millionaire's Ultimate Catch (Ladies of Distinction #5)

After a daring, headline-making rescue, basketball star Naomi Venable accepts Zack Keathley’s invitation to spend a week recuperating at his sprawling country estate. The sinfully sexy millionaire could have his pick of any woman in the world. But once he sets his sights on Naomi there’s no way she can resist this rugged alpha male’s charms….Zack owes Naomi for coming to the aid of his baby sister. But grateful isn’t all the driven developer feels for the sleek and sultry pro athlete. And once he makes up his mind, there’s no stopping the aroused penthouse playboy Caught in Naomi’s seductive spell, can Zack convince this fearless sorority sister that their passionate paradise is meant to last forever?

Young Adult Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5)

Here we go again …
Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.
As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …

Title: Midnight Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy
Publisher:  K-Teen
Format: ebook from Netgalley
ISBN: 0758281498
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: July 30th 2013
Number of pages: 400
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Another Mythos book and more adventures and drama are heading to Gwen, but this time one thing I did not liked was the fact her grandmother is hiding some secrets until today, because come on Gwen life could depend on those things and pretty much everyone knows except her. Strange right, but now she knows her father was from a very dangerous family and once he wasn’’t such a good guy. Come one he was a Reaper. Me think the girl needs a few more lessons on family history.
 
But the book is not just about Gwen finding her family hoots. Now like always the Reapers are after her and for once Gwen discovered before the attack, but couldn’t alert Nickamedes and he was a casualty. But Gwen also discovered a way to save him, so off the troop went to find the secret ingredient. Am I the only one thinking that’s a trap? Apparently not because the group decided to try and even Logan returned.
 
Gwen being her usual self saved a few people on the way and now she just needs to save Nickamedes. Not everything is completely easy, but I liked the twists and turns this book provided. And Logan is back!!

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Series in Order

#0.5 – First Frost
#1 – Touch of Frost
#2 – Kiss of Frost
#3 – Dark Frost
#4 – Crimson Frost
#4.5 – Spartan Frost

#5 – Midnight Frost
#6 – Killer Frost (Expected publication: February 25th 2014)


 

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Paranormal Review: Human and Freakn’ by Eve Langlais

Human and Freakn' (Freakn' Shifters, #4)

Trekking through the jungle isn’t Ruth’s idea of a good time, even if her companions are hotter than hell. With her sister missing, though, she’ll do anything to find her – slog through swamps, squish giant centipedes, and fight her attraction to not one but two males intent on seduction. But when she discovers there’s more to the hunks accompanying her than meets the eye, will she accept their alter wolf egos, or completely freak?
Fate sure has a wicked sense of humor, trying to make Kendrick think the chubby human he meets in the jungle is his mate. Joke’s on him, though, because despite his preferences and attempts to stay away, he can’t help but fall for the tall and curvy Ruth. Harder to swallow, his buddy is falling for her too.
Joel knows firsthand how fickle human emotions are, but when he meets Ruth, all his best intentions get swallowed by the jungle as she worms her way into his heart – and makes him want to trust.
When Ruth’s human morals get in the way of two wolves and their need to claim what’s theirs, they’ll have to team up and show her two are so much more pleasurable than one.
Warning: Can you handle a pair of hot wolves determined to claim an unsuspecting human? Expect extreme heat and a whole lot of fun in this threesome, jungle adventure. (MFM)

Title: Human and Freakn’
Author: Eve Langlais
Series: Freakn’ Shifters
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781927459232
Genre: Paranormal/Menage
Release date: November 10th 2012
Number of pages: 281
 
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Advice:

Due to its strong sexual content, this novel is recommended for readers older than 18.

The last book released and now we got to see Kendrick falling in love. It’s really interesting to watch the males of this family accepting the mating and discovering way to late that life became better they found love. Another part is Joel fighting against his instincts because Ruth is a human. He had a bad childhood after his mother left and didn’t accepted the mating bond. So now is like fate is playing with his emotions because he found his mate in a human.
 
But the best part was the journey and Ruth suffered a lot in the jungle, but everything was worth it after she finally found her sister and got herself two mates. That I believe was the best part of her travel. Ruth always thought of herself as fat and never got a boyfriend because she can’t believe a guy is actually wanting her so after she realized those two perfect abs were actually after forever things got a little different and the insecurities took the best of her.
 
In the end everything was perfect but I liked this book was a little different in the setting and the female was more “normal”.

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Series in Order

#1 – Delicate Freakn’ Flower
#2 – Jealous and Freakn’
#3 – Already Freakn’ Mated
#3.5 – Jungle Freakn’ Bride

#4 – Human and Freakn’


 

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Erotica Review: The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz

The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4)

The final book in The Original Sinners Series – The Red Years.
There’s punishment-and then there’s vengeance.
Nora Sutherlin is being held, bound and naked. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captor isn’t interested in play. Or pity.
As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories-sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It’s a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment.
But in Nora’s world, no one is ever truly powerless-a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak….

Title: The Mistress
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners
Publisher:  Harlequin MIRA
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 0778315703
Genre: Erotica
Release date: July 30th 2013 
Number of pages: 464
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Advice:

Due to its strong sexual content, this novel is recommended for readers older than 18.

OMG you have no idea how much I missed Nora and her dirty mouth. The thing is I read the first three full novels in a roll and even hunted the novellas afterwards, so I had nothing but waiting until this final book release date. And The Prince ended in a cliffhanger so my mind was going crazy with all those ideas and turns this book could deliver. But the reality was even better.
 
You can ask me why, but the answer would be way to big, so without spoilers my review is only about the awesomess of this installment. We have Nora remembering some of her hot nights and even better, we can finally understand the real relationship between Soren and Kingsley. Think that’s enough? Remember Wesley? So he got some happiness too. I’m not saying how or with who, but I got the idea of his future really fast.
 
The best addition to this series was Grace Easton. We’ve only heard about her, but this time se actually shows and I liked her attitude and impulsiveness. Plus she’s a really smart woman and she helped a lot after Nora was kidnapped. I was so happy seeing all those favorite characters again and this book brought some closure to a few points. So now we only have to wait for the new series.

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Seven Day Loan
#0.6 – Little Red Riding Crop
#0.7 – Submit to Desire
#1 – The Siren
#2 – The Angel
#3 – The Prince
#4 – The Mistress
#5 – The Priest (Expected publication: 2014)


 
 

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Paranormal Review: Jungle Freakn’ Bride by Eve Langlais

Jungle Freakn' Bride (Freakn' Shifters, #3.5)

Warning: Hot, steamy threesomes, chauvinism and more are running wild in the jungle. Can you handle the heat?
Abducted by a pair of hunky, tribal warriors, Carlie doesn’t think things can get any stranger until the first time she purrs.
Everyone’s heard of the mysterious Moon Ghost Jaguars, supposed shapeshifting men who steal women as their brides. What they forgot to mention was that half naked, ripped and oh so delicious, they always came as a pair – and turned into really big freakn’ cats! But Carlie’s not about to let these furry Tarzan’s dictate her future, even if they seem to have conquered her body.
Acat didn’t think he wanted a mate until he came across the outspoken American with golden hair. Making her his bride is only part of the battle. With the help of his best friend, Chaob, can he find a way to convince this strong willed woman to follow the traditions of his tribe? Or will this reluctant jungle bride get her lovers to accept the fact she’ll never be a classic barefoot and pregnant mate?

Title: Jungle Freakn’ Bride
Author: Eve Langlais
Series: Freakn’ Shifters
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781927459263
Genre: Paranormal/Menage
Release date: December 13th 2012
Number of pages: 246
 
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Advice:

Due to its strong sexual content, this novel is recommended for readers older than 18.

I actually liked this book, but compared to the others in this series, it’s just not that good. Don’t get me wrong we have the freakn’ shifters and a woman dealing with the mating fever, but this time there’s no character familiar and Carlie changed to a cat like her suitors. It was actually more different and I thought this could be part of a spin-off series.
 
I liked Carlie and Chaob, they are very normal people and try to life without the rules Acat has to follow, but after seeing his grandfather is kinda of difficult to understand why he has so many neurosis. I liked the relationship between these shifters and the fact that a curse is actually responsible for the mating between two shifters and a human, but didn’t understood why it’s necessary to change the human in the first place. I think Carlie would be just fine without all the pain and almost death.
 
I read this book in order of the series and I should have read after book four because it would explain better some parts.

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Series in Order

#1 – Delicate Freakn’ Flower
#2 – Jealous and Freakn’
#3 – Already Freakn’ Mated
#3.5 – Jungle Freakn’ Bride

#4 – Human and Freakn’

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