Erotica Review: His to Possess by Opal Carew

His to Possess (His to Possess, #1-6)His to Possess by Opal Carew
Series: His to Possess
Publisher:
 St. Martin’s Griffin
Format:
 ARC
ISBN: 0312674643
Genre: Erotica
Release date: March 18th 2014
Number of pages: 256
Source: NetGalley

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I received this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Summary:

Jessica’s life was in ruins…until she met him.

Standing in the rain feeling lost in a new city, with no job and no prospects, she’s about to give up. Until Dane Rainier pulls up in his limo and offers her a ride—and sweeps her into the life of her dreams. Now she has a high-powered job and is having the best sex of her life, exploring her submissive side under the masterful hand of a gorgeous billionaire.

But there’s a part of her that’s still holding back. Because the truth is, she’s never gotten over her ex-boyfriend Storm. A heavily muscled, motorcycle-riding rock musician, Storm couldn’t be any more different from Dane… and she just can’t get him out of her head.

Now Storm is about to reappear and turn her whole world upside down. Both Dane and Storm make her body burn to be possessed, but will her indecisive heart cost her the love of both men?

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Review:

I had a hard time with the story, especially the finale, so the rating was really difficult to me. I liked the build up and the couple, only a few actions made things awkward to me. I was well aware this was an erotica, but the girl is in love with one guy and their sex is amazing, but out of nowhere his brother shows up and thins became a little complicated.

For me the big issue was Jessica no knowing what brother to date, it was clear the reality and their emotions, so she a little unstable to me, because of that. I liked seeing Dane and Jessica together, but Storm to me was not a good guy and deserved to disappear for the drama he caused.

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Review: His to Command Series by Opal Carew

My first time doing a series like this, but these books are novellas and they follow Matt and Kate relationship, like in a full novel. So without all those reviews pilling together, I decided to squeeze them all together.

Title: His to Command
Author: Opal Carew
Series: His to Command
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotica

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The Chase (His to Command #1)

This is not my first novella and I knew a little about the story. But Kate was not like I expected. She’s strong and successful, but still afraid of a dominant relationship. I don’t think she fully understands why she left Matt and if her reasons were nothing more than just fear. We can see a few shots from their past together and I think Kate needed a little explaining and to came to terms with her wants and needs.

This first novella didn’t explain much, but we can see Kate was in love and the relationship made her afraid, so she ran away, but now Matt is trying to find her and he’s rich so that made things a little easier for him.


The Capture (His to Command, #2)

So now I understand a bit more her reasons for leaving, but I still think she should had at least yelled at him her reasons, maybe things would be different, plus she believe in a person she had never saw before. Never believe in third parties, they always want something out of it, and sometimes is not in your best interest.

I get it why she left and why she ran the other day in the mall. But it’s better face it and control the situation.

 


The Revelation (His to Command #3)

My first thought after finishing this third installment is about the covers. They are all so similar, but still very hot. I liked the idea of this two together in the covers, it’s very nice.

Now, moving along we have the hottest piece so far, with lots of orgasm and some spicy sex. I liked how Kate finally open up and decided to share with Matt about the reason she actually left, but still think she should had at least told him first about her fears in their relationship and how she felt lost sometimes. They actually talked a lot, but I have a feeling something bad is coming and is connected with Ileana. The evil witch probably had her greasy fingers in their ending because she wanted Matt for herself all along.


The Arrangement  (His to Command #4)

Okay this chapter was more intense and very strange to me. Matt proposed to teach Kate about being a submissive, but there’s barely any of it and we can see she totally bossing him around, mostly because his afraid, but that’s not a submissive character.

There are also lots of sex and the appearance of the hideous Ileana. How could Matt had anything with her is so strange. And the woman has the insane idea of pushing Kate away again. Her words are so hurtful.

 


The Submission  (His to Command #5)

Great chapter and made things more intense between these two, but also a few secrets saw the light and Matt is losing control of his little submissive. I also liked the fact we can see more of the BDSM factor that made this week happen in the first place.

Ileana tried to destroy things with her poisonous words but Matt is actually doing half the job by keeping things from Kate. She is becoming more sure of herself and of course in love with Matt.


The Surrender  (His to Command #6)

Finally the end and Matt showed his true face. He poses like a Dom but let a woman rule his life for awhile and destroy the love of his life. Let’s face it, he’s rich and could go after Kate any day just to know her reasons and everything connected with her disappearance, but he thought it better to just let it go.

I didn’t like the way he handled things in the past and also don’t accept how he tried to hide something’s from Kate, but I loved the way she turned everything upside down with her ending up in control and happy with her decision.

Review: Turned at Dark by CC Hunter

Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story (Shadow Falls, #0.5)

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in ghosts, until she sees her dead cousin in a dark alley. She did not believe in vampires, until she turns into one. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead and walk away from everything she knows, or join Shadow Falls, a camp for special teens.

Title: Turned at Dark
Author:  CC Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: ebook
ISBN: 1429996471
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: March 15th 2011
Number of pages: 32
 
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This was s prequel to the shadow falls series and the fact I liked most was this short story was about Della, the vampire and she discovered her cousin was still alive but living a different life and worst of all he turned her without meaning to.

I liked Della and seeing how she struggled to accepted this new reality and still live with her parents was really unsettling, in the end we can see she was never truly happy and her life took a 180 turn, but not all bad.

 

Series in Order

#0.5 – Turned at Dark
#1 –
Born at Midnight
#2 – Awake at Dawn
#3 – Taken at Dusk
#4 – Whispers at Moonrise
#5 – Chosen at Nightfall (Expected publication: April 2013)

Review: Ascension by Caris Roane

Ascension (The World of Ascension #1)Title: Ascension
Author:  Caris Roane
Series: The World of Ascension
Publisher:  St. Martin’s
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0312533713
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: December 28th 201
Number of pages: 469

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Summary

On The Wings of Desire

 

Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with super-natural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on might wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist-even as he tells her “I have come for you. Your blood belong to me.”

In the Heat of Passion

Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman’s love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own-a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.

My Thoughts

It has been awhile since I get surprised with a vampire book and this one was a pleasant ride all along. Looking at the cover my first thoughts was of angels, but in reality this book is all about vampires and mortals with special abilities.

 

Since this one is the first in the series we get to meet several characters along with the principal couple. I loved how this book made me think about the Black Dagger Brotherhood and at the same time is all so different. Not so dark and with so many different layers of stories that can be used on the next books.

 

Let’s go back to the story. This was a very big book and it took me some time to actually get into the story but only because of the introductions and I didn’t knew at the start what the bad guy actually wanted after all. There are good and bad vampires in this book, but all of the have special powers. Commander is the chief of the Death Vamps and wants to dominate the Earth (First and Second). He’s bad and uses all the dirty plays in the book that made me really mad, is like the good guys don’t want to really win the war and just play along.

 

So we have Kerrick and he’s a Warrior, a very dangerous and deadly vampire that fight’s for good and kills death vamps every night to save humanity, he also lost two wife’s and two kids in this war, so now he’s a little bitter and made a vow to never guard a women and never starts a relationship because he’s afraid to lose another person.

 

Alison has fought her entire life to hide her powers and tries to live normally, but wants what every women dreams of: a family. An event in her past, mad her believe that be with a guy is deadly for him because her powers can get really strong after an orgasm.

 

But guess what? Kerrick is sent to guard Alison, because Commander wants her death so that she wont join the good vamps after her Ascension. Yes, her powers will make her a vamp after she realize that another world is waiting for her, sort like a wake up call.

 

The book is all about protecting Alison and make sure she’s still alive in her Ascension moment. Not an easy task but she’s just really powerful and can take about everything, plus Kerrick is trying really hard to keep her save because she’s his chosen one.

 

I actually liked this book, but some moments in the first chapters were really slow and the introductions let me believe the next books will be of the other Warriors meeting their women, plus Alison adjusting to her new live.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Ascension

#2 – Burning Skies

#2.5 – Brink of Eternity

#3 – Wings of Fire

#4 – Born of Ashes

#5 – Obsidian Flame

#6 – Gates of Rapture

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“She thought she heard a faint growl. She listened harder. The warrior with all the gorgeous black hair was growling. Because she’s said the other man was good-looking and muscular? Uh-huh. A clear case of caveman possessiveness…and it kind of got to her.”
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Review: Awake at Dawn by CC Hunter

Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2)Title: Awake at Dawn
Author:  CC Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0312624689
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: October 11th 2011
Number of pages: 383

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Summary

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

 

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.

 

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

My Thoughts
This is the second book in the series and I jumped right into it after loving the first. Kylie is still trying to figure out what she is and of course seeing ghosts every other day is normal for her.
The romance is still around and Kylie is currently dating Derek, but he’s pushing for more than she wants for the moment and Lucas is on her thoughts and dreams, even after leaving. I’m not a big Lucas fan, but Derek is also not my favorite person because I can never know if he’s toying with Kylie’s feelings. So still don’t know with one is best.
The ghost this time is a women and she has no memory of her life or name, no nothing, so Kylie’s job is very difficult on this book, but we discovered some important things about her powers and her dad comes to visit after summoned, because he’s not allowed to stay for long anymore.
I love this teenage investigation side this book provided, we discover some clues about Kylie’s powers along the way and also discover how the ghosts are important and usually connected with her life. I’m loving how the author managed to introduce a world of paranormal teenagers living together and actually getting along while improving their powers.
This series was a surprise for me and was great to find and be able to read the first three books in line.
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Books in this Series

#1 – Born at Midnight

#2 – Awake at Dawn

#3 – Taken at Dusk

#4 – Whispers at Moonrise

Quote

“What you are doesn’t matter. Because what you are isn’t going to change who you are.”

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Review: Tempest by Julie Cross

Format Read: e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher

Series: Tempest #1
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Young Adult
Release date:  January 3rd 2012
Formats Available: e-Book, Kindle, Nook, Hardcover
Number of pages: 352 pages
Purchase information: Author Website, Goodreads, Kindle
Book Blurb:
The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

My Thoughts:

Not exactly what I was expecting from the summary. I though it was like Jackson going to the past and changing everything so that his girlfriend doesn’t get killed in front of him. But I have to say that I enjoyed the book, it got a little confusing in some parts while he time-traveled, but it could be just me.
I liked how the story was writen almost like a diary so we could foolow Jackson during his travels and trying to find his way arounf these realities. But he is lost most of the book and he’s character is really juvenily is interesting watching him grow and start to really show some maturity, at least for me was only on the last chapters.
Jackson love for Holly was a little wrong, he’s obssessed for the girl and can’t really see her and what he atitude is doing for their relationship. Holly does change a lot when the time goes by and in this moment I realise that Jackson didn’t really knew her.
Loved Adam and he’s special power, because everything Jackson needed was some science geek to improve he’s way of traveling. Bu he’s father is still a doubt for me, one moment he’s hiding one thing the other we don’t even know who he is, maybe he doesnt even know himself.
I liked the end and though Jackson blow it completely with Thomas, some thing is grow a conscience another is let the evil win. But I always think the goverment is the evil, but in this book gives me a different vibe.
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Others on this series:

 

Tomorrow Is Today (Tempest, #0.5)Tempest (Tempest #1)