Paranormal Guest Review: The Mating by Nicky Charles

The Mating by Nicky Charles
Series:
 Law of the Lycans
Publisher:
 Smashwords
Format:
ebook
Genre: Paranormal romance
Release date: February 26th, 2010
Number of pages: 340
Source: Free on smashwords

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Summary:

She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn’t matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings, or so she had been told. That fact was cold comfort right now as her heart broke within her.

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she’d end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.

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Review by Melissa:

Swoon, swoon, swoon. Themating by Nicky Charles will forever be one of my favorite werewolf books of all times. This is like the fourth or fifth time I read it, and I still have a hard time controlling my swooning butterflies every time Kane happens to be around. Nowadays, it’s really hard to get a chance to re-read books when you have an ever-growing pile of books to read and review, but when a book is so good, you just have to stop everything you’re doing, grab that book and only live and breathe in its world for a few hours.

The mating is that kind of book I like to come back to every once in a while. It has all of my favorite elements: romance, paranormal setting, great plot and a superb writing style. It’s a story you dive into and the pages seem to fly by in a matter of seconds. The kind where you fall in love, giggle and blush along with the characters. They become friends and when it’s time to say goodbye, it’s like losing a part of you that you didn’t know was missing.

Bear in mind though that this is an adult paranormal romance, so we do get some steamy scenes between the main characters, Elise and Kane. So if you’re not comfortable reading the those moments, you can always skip them and be sure you’re not missing out much of the plot. Only a few sexy Kane moments.

Wait, did I mention that this book and the rest of the series are all free in ebook format? Why yes they are! Nicky Charles is one heck of an awesome writer because she decided to make all of her books available for free, and let me tell you, they are all SO GOOD. Could this be any more perfect?

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Series in Order

#0.5 – Bonded
#1 – The Mating
#2 – The Keeping
#2.5 – Betrayed: Days of the Rogue
#3 – The Finding

 

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Review: Fairy Tale Flirts by Lisa Scott

imageTitle: Fairy Tale Flirts
Author: Lisa Scott
Format Read: 
ebook for tour
Series: Flirts Collection! #4
Publisher: Smashwords
Genre: Romance
Release date: January 17, 2012
Formats Available:  ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 120
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Five modern takes on classic fairy tales, and the only magic is the real-life kind. Each sweet, funny, romantic short story is 10,000-13,000 words in length. The stories can be read separately, but are linked together in the collection, and wrap up in the perfect happily ever after.

My Thoughts:

The five stories inspired by the fairy tales and I thought it was very fun to discover the characters actually have the same traits to the classics.

First story is about Cindy and all she wants in life is the perfect Jiminy Shoes, so she works at a hotel and when her stepmother refuses to bring her along to the trunk sale, all that she can count on is luck and the best pair ever.

Second is about Red, a girl trying to make her health-food bakery stays open but one night she discovers that her grandmother is being attacked by Jack Wolff. This one was very funny.

Third story is Belle and she trying to save her father work after he had a stroke. So she decides to take a job from Prince Maxim and she does more than just his library. Because this prince tries hard to be left in shadows.

Fourth is Snow story and all she wants is a role in a musical but her stepmother needs someone to take care of the seven kids from a millionaire.
Fifth is Goldie story and she’s a artist with no place to live that decides to crash in an apartment after her dog-sitting duties, but she didn’t count with the owner coming home before schedule.

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Review: Beach Flirts! by Lisa Scott

imageTitle: Beach Flirts!
Author: Lisa Scott
Format Read: 
ebook for the tour
Series: Flirts! Collection #3
Publisher: Smashwords
Genre: Romance
Release date: August 8th 2011
Formats Available:  kindle, ebook
Number of pages: 208
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Beach Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories set in the summer sun on Cape Cod. Fun, sweet, and sassy love stories to squeeze into your busy life. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect, happy ending.
Each short story is 9,000-12,000 words in length (or 36-48 typical book pages.) The entire collection is 52,000 words long, (or 208 pages.)

My Thoughts:

There are five stories set in Cape Cod, the first is about a couple that broke the engagement a couple days before the wedding and this is the first time they actually see each other after one year of that date. The best part of this story is the family and how they decided to help those two to get back together.
The second story is about a girl that for the first time is proud o her body after years being over weight and now she’s out in the beach trying to discover how to flirt and how to accept her new body. Of course there’s a new boo interested in her too.
The third is the better of them all and is about four girls that studied together through high school and for the first time they are all single and enjoying the party, but there’s a boy, a womanizer and he’s sexy, but only has eyes for one of the girls.
Four story is about an actor that made a teen film awhile ago and now can’t find a new job on the scenes without people remembering that faithful movie. But one day he wakes up washed out on the beach and a girl saves his life. That’s how everything changes and now he’s the new celebrity trying to find the right part.
Fifth story is about a basketball player that falls for the poor girl instead of the goddesses that are trying to get his attention. He’s super sweet and she thinks he’s only after some summer fling.

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