Hawk by Patricia Rasey

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Hawk is the second book in the Sons of Sangue series and I truly enjoyed it. It picks up from where Viper left off and just keeps on rolling with some unbelievable surprises.
Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes is now the president of his MC after his brother Viper stepped down. It’s not smooth sailing for Hawk as president; there is still someone out to get the Sons of Sangue or more specifically Hawk himself! Kaleb tries to focus on the person that is after him and his new responsibilities as President. As things get pretty intense for the Sons of Sangue and he tries to navigate all the trouble rolling in Hawk makes the decision to bring Suzi Stevens deeper into his life, who he has a love/hate relationship with for the past ten years. He soon comes to realizes that this might be the best place for her to be.
Suzi has been in love with Hawk for years and has had to stand on the sidelines watching him from afar while struggling with her feelings for him. When things turn ugly for Hawk and the Sons of Sangue Suzi offers her help. But her help comes with a price; the reveal of secrets that can change the perception of someone close to Hawk. What happens when secrets are revealed and the truth finally comes out?
I loved Hawk from when he was introduced in Viper. He is the quintessential Alpha Male! He is a super-hot vampire that rides a bike. Can it get any better? I always felt that he was a little bit of a hard-ass but in his book he actually shows a softer side of course that only comes out with Suzi but it’s great to see. As he finally comes to realize his feelings for Suzi hasn’t changed in years he is forced to confront old jealousies that he has harbored for years. When Suzi was introduced in Viper I felt she was nothing more than an airhead blood donor. In Hawk Suzi really comes into her own, she is a complex character that finally gets her time to shine. She is extremely loyal and is willing to help Hawk out regardless of how he has treated her in the past and knowing that she might get hurt in the process. Together Hawk and Suzi generate some pretty heavy chemistry.
Hawk is one wild ride! It is well written with a really great story line…Vampires and MC, a great combination. Viper and all the other members of the Sons of Sangue continue to be a huge part of the story and help create a wonderful cast of characters (what made me most happy was finding out what happened to Viper and Cara!). Hawk also deliverers some OMG surprises that are making me crave the next book in the series. If you enjoy paranormal, MC or really any romance with a sexy alpha male and sweet heroine than Hawk is the book.

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From The Author:

Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes, as president of the Sons of Sangue and descendant of Vlad III, needs to keep his head focused on club business. Trouble is someone wants to divest him of it for a crime he committed against his vampire predecessors. He can’t afford distractions, especially those that come in the form of a five-foot-two sprite named Suzi, who once belonged to his nephew. In a moment of weakness, he makes a snap decision that can only spell trouble. Now faced with the one person who wants him dead, Kaleb must make the ultimate sacrifice or chance losing the only woman he truly desired forever.

Suzi Stevens has tried hard to put her past behind her and move forward. The one man she yearns for over all others, believes her to be nothing but cold-hearted. Hearing that someone has tried to behead him, she shelves past prejudices and rushes to his side, needing to see for herself that he’s all right. What she doesn’t count on is Hawk’s demand to take her as his personal blood donor. Now forced to endure his company, she fears losing her heart for all eternity to the one person who has the power to crush her

Breaking the Storm By Sedona Venez

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Breaking the Storm has a really good story line and I was really looking forward to the book. I am always up for a good paranormal story. But…I felt that is just didn’t deliver for me. I had several issues with it.

Stormy is part witch/fae/wolf and her family has believed for years that a curse will kill anyone that they love. So she walked away from Knox Gunner to save his life. It took her five years to finally get over him…or so she thought. She is now running her mother’s escort business. She now finds herself being forced to be an escort herself for Knox.

Knox Gunner has always known that Stormy was his. As a shifter he knew she was his mate and finally has her where she belongs…under him. He forces her into being his escort in order for her to come back to him. Knox was nothing but a jerk…when he arraigned for her to work for him and called her a slut (repeatedly) I became completely turned off.  I had to force myself to read the remainder of the story after this part. If he knew that she was his years ago…why didn’t he do anything then and why did he have to do it in such a degrading way?

Stormy must be the most unintelligent paranormal around…how can she be part wolf/fae/witch and not know anything about Knox being a wolf? That is just absurd to me. Also the fact that she willing went along with his use of the word slut … I lost respect for her after that. While the author wraps up their relationship at the end to give the reader the HEA I really couldn’t justify how they got to their HEA.

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THE CURSE – Stormy Credence was destined to succumb to the Credence family curse—they all did. THE GAME – Stormy is put to the test one more time, when the one man that she never wanted to see again—‘Rock Star’ Knox Gunner comes blowing back into her life—back to claim what’s his—Stormy. This time he will stop at nothing to prove that she belongs to him in every sense of the word…THE PASSION – When Stormy meets sexy band front man Knox Gunner, there’s no denying him. Willing to take a chance on love, Stormy breaks the most important Credence rule, no relationships—ever—a mistake that results in heartbreaking devastation. But can she keep her feelings from getting dangerously deep until his game of ‘Breaking the Storm’ is over?

Tempt Me Underbelly Chronicles Book Three By Tamara Hogan

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Bailey Brown is a computer genius. She has been working for Sebastiani Security for the past few years. In addition to this she has also been on probation for a computer crime that happened ten years ago. With her freedom now in her hands she can focus on her work of keeping Sebastiani Security safe from outside threats. Her boss and good friend Lex sends her on a vacation to their remote mountain cabin because he feels that she needs a break from her computer. Bailey didn’t plan on seeing Rafe at the cabin so to say she is surprised is an understatement!

Rafe is back at the cabin because he is working on the last few pieces for his show. Rafe is an artist and found himself on a tight deadline an important art show is coming up fast but he doesn’t have the pieces completed. He is not happy to find someone at the cabin with him, when he finds out its Bailey…things begin to get interesting.

While Bailey and Rafe try and figure out what’s going on with them as a couple…they now have to deal with an old acquaintances of Bailey’s…another hacker who is out to hurt her.

Rafe and Bailey together are wonderful. I found Rafe to be very sensual and while he is a sex demon that is only part of his attraction. Together with his art he is a very attractive package. It took him a while to come to grips with his attraction/love for Bailey but when he finally realized it…when he looks all the sculptures…he went full on after her. Yeah Rafe!

Bailey is an interesting mix of strength and stupidity. She is a highlight intelligent person but sometimes she made really dumb choices when it came to her health and how she treated Rafe. While I understand that her upbringing clouded a lot of her judgment there were times where she got on my nerves. I wanted to shake her so she would admit that she loved Rafe already.

While this Tempt Me is book three in the Underbelly Chronicles I did not read the previous two. So while it’s not necessary to have read them it will make things a little clearer if you do. 

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http://www.tamarahogan.com/

From the author

A sex demon and a preacher’s kid? Heaven forbid! Technology whiz Bailey Brown is one of two humans alive who knows a very important secret: that humanity has shared their planet with paranormals for millennia. When an obsessed hacker from her past threatens to expose the secret, Bailey and her Sebastiani Security colleagues must use every weapon at their disposal to stop him. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and she can’t let herself be distracted by her boss’s gorgeous brother, even if he is temptation incarnate…Incubus sculptor Rafe Sebastiani hasn’t produced a decent nude in over a year, since he made the most selfish mistake of his life: sleeping with Bailey Brown. Now, with a deadline looming, his cranky muse has finally allowed him to express his memories of that incendiary night in clay. But when his brother asks him to pose as Bailey’s lover to provoke her dangerous ex, he jumps at the chance…to sculpt her, to protect her, and to earn the right to tempt her—and only her—for the rest of their lives…

Spirit Me Away by Patricia A. Rasey

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Luke Braden just realized that he is a ghost. He died while having sex in his condo and has been stuck there, unable to leave.

Six months have passed and Holly Andrews has moved into the condo. She has decided she wants to start a new life that doesn’t involve a man. Especially after finding her boyfriend of two years Derek having sex with another co-worker of theirs in his office.

Holly starts unpacking her things and Luke starts talking to her. Not only can she hear him, but she can also see and feel him and Luke can read her thoughts. Through a series of events Luke and Holly find that they become attracted to and have feelings for each other. There are periods of time that Luke vanishes, Holly is alone and she starts to miss him. There is definitely a romance brewing between the two of them and they both wish that he was a flesh and blood man.

I loved this story, especially the ending. It might be considered a novella but it is a complete and beautiful story with a ghost who saves the day.

 

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From the Author:

Luke Braden was having the best sex of his life one moment, and the next he’s stuck in his apartment as a…ghost. No one to talk with, no one that can see him. That is until Holly stumbles into his life, or there lack of. Things are about to get way more interesting. Holly Andrews is excited to get her first place, to move beyond the walls of her parent’s house and set out on her own. Nothing can dampen the spirit though, like finding out the place is haunted. And if that isn’t bad enough, the hot and sexy ghost has one thing on his mind…seduction. “As with romantic ghost stories you wonder how there can ever be a happy ever after with one alive and one dead. I have to say I loved the ending. If you’re looking for a sexy ghost to make your girly bits tingle Luke is the ghost for you.”

Fated by Lauren Dane

(Cascadia Wolves Book #6) By Lauren Dane

My Review:

Megan Warden is heading down to a wedding with the rest of the Warden females. She is now the Enforcer for the Cascadia Pack since Lex was made its Alpha, when Cade became the Supreme Alpha (so much going on). Not wanting to hang around all the giggly females, Megan is at the airport to pick up Shane Rosario, her sister’s Tri-bond.  In the car both Megan and Shane realize that they are mates. As soon as they get back to the hotel they get together and become mated.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I really did not like Shane’s character. I felt he was not a good fit for Megan.  Megan is the Enforcer for her pack, she is a strong women and she should have been mated to someone better, well I shouldn’t say better but someone that is secure in who he is and is a strong person as well. In my opinion, Shane is a jerk for most of the book, all he wants is sex from her and she even says that to him. The remainder of the story is back and forth with Megan and Shane and their relationship drama. Ugh, couldn’t deal with it after a while. For me the only positive thing about the book was all the old characters I got to read about again.

Author Website:

www.LaurenDane.com

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

Just because Fate brings you your perfect mate doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. A Cascadia Wolves story.

Could there be any worse fate than a road trip from Seattle to L.A.—with one’s mother—to attend a wedding? Why yes, when one isn’t married yet, like Megan Warden. Toss in a grandmother and a carload of already married sisters and it’s a recipe for sneaking sips of “special” coffee while someone else drives. Sane Rosario has better things to do than attend a wedding where his father’s relatives will be at him nonstop about getting married and having children. If it weren’t for seeing his anchor bond, Layla, he’d have taken a pass on the entire weekend. It would be easy, since he’s become adept at hiding who and what he is. Wen the two weren’t even looking, Fate steps in and before they know it, their bond is sealed. Bonded pair, married in the eyes of their people. Two people tied together in every way. Trouble is, Shane’s not sure he wants all that comes with Megan. And Megan’s certain she’s not willing to live outside her pack, pretending to be human. The distance between them is more than geographical. It’s a widening gulf rapidly filling with resentment…an emotional divide only acceptance could bridge. Can Shane can accept himself to cross it? Only if they let love take control.

ISBN-13: 9781605041339

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Publication date: 8/19/2008

Author Website:

www.LaurenDane.com

Where to Purchase:

Samhaim:

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/fated-p-2702.html

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Fated-ebook/dp/B001ISOPTA/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1340675679&sr=8-14&keywords=lauren+dane

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Wolf Unbound By Lauren Dane

Wolf Unbound (Cascadia Wolves Book #4) By Lauren Dane

My Review:

Tegan Warden is finally ready to date again. After several years of working constantly as a member of the Cascadia pack’s guards she is ready to take some time for herself. Tegan decides to go to a local club and she meets Ben Stoner there.  As soon as they get together both realize that there is some heavy chemistry between them. As they get to know one another Ben realizes that Tegan is a wolf and sister to Lex and Cade. Ben is the human representative and has been working with them for a while.

Ben was introduced in earlier books and I was really excited that he would be given his own book. I really felt for Tegan, I couldn’t imagine loosing someone and then trying to move forward. The relationship between Tegan and Ben felt real. Once they mated you could tell Ben was freaked out and didn’t really know how to handle things.

Throughout the story Tegan and Ben work with the other characters to fight the continued threat from the Pellini Group and try to figure out their relationship. Well Tegan knows what she is doing; it is more Ben that has to figure out what to now that he is mated (married) to Tegan. I enjoyed how Tegan was submissive but at the same time she was a guard that kicked ass if needed. Tegan and Ben fit well together. I really think that this book is one of the best in the series.  It was also great to see some familiar characters as well. Can’t get enough of them! I can only imagine how the story will continue!

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

Overshadowed by the rising threat of the werewolf mafia, Ben and Tegan struggle to stand united. Werewolf Enforcer Tegan Warden has been alone since the death of her mate four years ago. Until she meets Ben Stoner at a local club and she feels something she thought died inside her. Things move very quickly and she finds herself mated to a human man who’s not altogether sure he wants a forever kind of love with a woman he’s just met. Ben realizes in short order Tegan is not only worth forever love, but a woman who’ll stand at his side without tolerating anything other than a full partnership. In the bedroom it’s another story, as Ben has finally found a sexual submissive with a spark, and Tegan a man worthy of her submission. Together they work toward building a permanent relationship even as the specter of danger from the Pellini Group grows in the world of wolves. All around them, the rising violence threatens the Packs and the only thing they know for certain is one another.

Author Website:

www.LaurenDane.com

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Publication Date: 01-01-2008

ISBN: 9781599988474

Where to Purchase:

Samhaim:

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/wolf-unbound-p-2426.html

Amazon:

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Tri-Mates By Lauren Dane

Tri-mates (Cascadia Wolves Book #2) By Lauren Dane

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book in the Cascadia Wolves series by Lauren Dane. Tracy Warden was introduced in the first book and she now gets her own!

Tracy Warden heads down to the Pacific Pack for a meeting about border issues between the two packs. Things are so bad that the National Mediator Gabe Murphy is coming down to help with  the Cascadia and Pacific Packs. Upon arriving Tracy and the rest of the Cascadia group beginning working on the border issues with Pacific. Shortly into the meeting Tracy is introduced to Nick Lawrence the Enforcer and 2nd of Pacific. Both Nick and Tracy are distracted for the rest of the meeting as they begin to wonder if they are mates. During a break in the meeting Tracy and Nick realize they are mates and seal the bond.

Tracy is reminded that the tri-bond is needed and Gabe Murphy the National Pack’s Mediator is more than happy to serve as her anchor. The next day Gabe comes over and performs the tri-bond.   At Tracy’s swearing in ceremony at Pacific her grandmother tells her that it’s not a Tri-bond but a Tri-mate, that’s why she has such strong feelings for Nick and Gabe.  The remainder of the story is the Tracy, Gabe and Nick working out their complex relationship while continuing to fight the Werewolf Mafia.

I loved Tracy’s character! I really think that she is a strong character and secure in herself, her looks and her sexuality. Nick makes me think of a hot guy who looks mouth-watering in an expensive suit and all you want to do is get him out of it. There were times when he did get on my nerves and I wanted to smack him, but Tracy put him in his place quickly. Gabe Murphy’s character is great. Who wouldn’t love to get it on with Professor studly? The chemistry between the three of them is awesome. The one thing I didn’t like was how both Nick and Gabe kept saying to Tracy that “you are not my usual type but I still like you”. It got on my nerves. On a side note, I totally dig Tracy’s dog. The book is faced paced and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. The author has introduced us to some great characters who will hopefully get their own stories soon.

Tri-Mates is one of my favorite in the Cascadia Wolves series, definitely worth checking out. Can’t wait for the next book!

Category/Tags:

Paranormal, Shifter, Cascadia Wolves, Lauren Dane

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

Werewolves mate for life. For every wolf, there’s a mate out there. So Tracy Warden is thrilled when she discovers Nick Lawrence, the sexy Enforcer for another Pack, is her mate. But sometimes lucky wolves get to double dip in the form of the extremely rare Tri-Mate-Bond. And so it is when Tracy discovers that her Anchor bond with National Pack Mediator Gabe Murphy is far more. Suddenly Tracy finds herself with two alpha males whose hunger for her never seems to wane. But their bliss is marred by the heavy hand of the werewolf mafia whose reach goes very high up indeed. Money laundering, kidnapping, assault and other general mayhem can’t mar the intensity of their bond, but it sure can threaten their lives

Date Published:

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Incorporated

Publication date: 2/10/2011

Author Website:

www.LaurenDane.com

Where to Purchase:

Ellora’s Cave:

http://www.jasminejade.com/p-6339-tri-mates.aspx

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Tri-Mates-Cascadia-Wolves-ebook/dp/B003370JNU/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1340664001&sr=8-25&keywords=lauren+dane

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