Review: Crayson by Xyla Turner

Published: December 18, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Crayson and Nikita experience a traumatic event as a police officer and a black woman. It was not good, it went viral and seven years later they deal with the aftermath.

He was looking for atonement and he thought he found it, until seven years later. Nikita lands right in his lap, but she wants NOTHING to do with him. Neither of them believes in coincidences, but will they explore how the event has shaped them or pursue more of who they could be as a unit?

If you’re a Xyla Turner reader, you know that she pushes the envelope with the unlikeliest characters to press their way to love. Give it a try. You might be surprised.

BONUS: Read the first chapter of the upcoming novel, James: Across the Aisle Series.

My thoughts 💭

This was an interesting book. Crayson and Nikita were cute. Crayson didn’t care about how they first met just how they were going to go further. He knew what he wanted and was willing to go for it. Nikita wasn’t expecting their spark to be so strong and even though she was nervous she was all in. I enjoyed their story and definitely recommend!

Review: Bad For Me by Shanora Williams

Length: 450 pages

Published: November 26, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

There’s a myth that floats around in my city.

They say the president of the local biker gang is ruthless, heartless, and that once you cross him, you’ll spend the rest of your life looking over your shoulder.

There are whispers that he was once lost in a forest, and when he was found, he was surrounded by a pack of wolves that were protecting him.

Many will tell you he’d never let his guard down for a woman, and that if he ever did, it would be bad for her.

The one thing this city doesn’t know about me is that I’m not your average woman. I’m a fighter, and when someone messes with my family, I will fight, and when my freedom is stolen, I will do whatever it takes to get it back.

When I’m done with him, the rumors will come to an end because I’ll be the woman who tamed this infamous biker president.

I’ll be the woman who, in the end, was bad for him.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this book. Nova is a strong female and I loved her. I would’ve liked to know what Wolf was thinking sometimes though. He did come through for Nova when I thought all hope was lost. I enjoyed how the story unfolded and the twists and turns.

Review: Havoc Of Souls by S J Sanders

Length: 240 pages

Published: October 31, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

The world went silent when the mist came. Following a sonic blast heard around the world as the gates of Aites were thrown open, the mist clung to the mortal world, but it was not empty. Creatures dwelled within the mist, and when the mist left, they remained.

Yet, with the ravagers another came forth. The gatekeeper, Charu strode across the land in hunt of his quarry, those spirits which had broken through the barrier. With his lamp of souls, he moves over the world capturing the spirits and bringing death to those driven to madness, infected by exposure to their miasmatic taint. He will stop at nothing to accomplish his task.

The ravagers brought civilization to its knees, hiding out as an infestation within the city. Meredith was one of handfuls of people left in Ashton, barely clinging to survival as resources ran low. When a shift in power dynamics brings the people under the yoke of the ravagers, Meredith knows that her time may soon be up. She doesn’t anticipate being saved by a dangerous spirit bent on destruction.

Can love bloom and flourish between a grim spirit and a human woman with spirits running in havoc around them, and will their magic together be enough to save humanity from a crippling fate?

*This book contains elements of horror.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this book! I loved Meredith and Charu. Charu was all gruff and unfeeling until Meredith and I loved it! They both didn’t want to be alone and found love with each other and it was interesting to read. They don’t immediately fall into the feels but it kind of builds up and it was enjoyable to read. I definitely recommend this!

Review: Enslaved By The Alpha Warlord by Gabby Dark

Length: 75 pages

Published: November 29, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

These possessive aliens didn’t come to conquer.

They came searching for mates to breed.

They read our secret thoughts. Perceive our most intimate emotions.

They do not ask. They do not buy or trade. They do not bargain. They take.

In an attempt to escape her cruel fate as a maid in the house of one of the most hated families in the nation, Aurora runs into a body as hard as granite. The seven foot tall warrior resembles a Viking and an alien beast all rolled into one. He’s dominant, his body glows with electric vibes, and he exudes a strength she’s never known.

When he cuts down her attackers, Aurora knows this savage doesn’t come to make peace.

He throws her over his shoulder and says one word: Mine.

Vaxar is a Zunatorian soldier—named an alpha warlord for his brutal strength and battle tactics. When the King sends him on a mission that doesn’t include a bloody massacre, he is less than pleased.

But then, Vaxar captures the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. The human is gentle, responsive to his touch, and made to be pleasured by an alpha.

Aurora stirs Vaxar’s inner beast and awakens his need to mate. There’s one thing Vaxar has always wanted more than fighting. A companion. And furthermore, an heir. He sees his future in Aurora. He sees his mission in a different light and knows she is the one who was promised to him.

A handmaiden. And a vicious warrior. Was their union fated?

My thoughts 💭

This was a good steamy alien romance. Aurora was trying to escape one life and ends up captured by aliens. Vaxar is sweet but all alpha male. He captures Aurora and claims her then tells her all the naughty things he’s going to do to her. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two.

Release Blitz/ARC Review: Emerald by Sophie Lark

Title: Emerald
A Dark Mafia Romance
Series: Colors of Crime #5
Author: Sophie Lark
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Blurb
She Tried To
Kill Me…

She crept into my room with a syringe full of poison.

Now she’s my prisoner.

She refuses to tell me who sent her or why.

But I’ll get every last secret out of her. Through pleasure or through
punishment. 

I captured her
and now she belongs to me…

“Emerald” is a
dark and dominating mafia romance, Book 5 in the Colors of Crime series. It’s a
stand-alone novel, full of intrigue, danger, and sexy bedroom scenes. Contains
spanking, so if such material offends you, do not read
.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I enjoyed Sloane and Ivan’s story. They both are great at what they do but they’re even better together. Their chemistry was amazing. This was an enjoyable story with suspense, action and insta-love. I definitely recommend reading.

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Excerpt
I was only six years old the first time I fired a gun. Eight
when my father forced me to hold my breath again and again in a bathtub full of
ice water. Twelve when he made me survive three nights alone in northern Maine
in the winter.

I know my father wasn’t right in the head. The problem is
that when you work for the CIA most of your adult life, it’s hard to
distinguish between paranoia and actual threats.

It took me longer than it should have to figure out
something was wrong. That some of the things my father was seeing weren’t
actually there. The cars “following” us. The “messages” he was being sent.

I had no frame of reference. I’d never attended a normal
school. I had no friends. My father was my whole world. He was the smartest,
most capable person I knew. The idea that he might be crazy was just . . . too
horrible to accept.

I push those memories to the back of my mind. I can’t get
distracted.

I’ve cleared the ground floor of the west wing. If Ivan
Petrov’s rooms are on this side of the house, they must be upstairs.

I climb the stairs, entering a hallway that seems to lead to
several bedrooms. All the closed doors are identical. Which one is Ivan’s?

As I keep walking, there’s a break between the doors, with a
library on the left, and what looks like an office on the right. And then
beyond that, at the end of the hallway, a set of double doors.

Bingo.

If there’s a master suite beyond those doors, it surely
belongs to Ivan Petrov.

Does he lock his doors at night?

I carefully test the old-fashioned handles. They move easily
beneath my hand.

With aching slowness, I crack the right-hand door.

It’s dark inside the suite, the blinds drawn. I slip through
the door, closing it silently behind me. I stand still, letting my eyes adjust
to the gloom.

I believe I’m in a sitting room, with the bedroom somewhere
beyond.

Holding my own breath, I think I can hear the slow inhale
and exhale of someone sleeping close by. It’s the breathing of a large man,
broad in the chest. Large lungs, a vast, slumbering body.
Ivan Petrov. I know it.
I’ve watched him from a distance. I’ve seen his intensity,
his ferocity. The way his men snap to attention when he comes close, the way
they obey his orders without question. I’ve seen his vigi- lance, the look of
intelligence on his face. And, of course, I’ve seen his massive, powerful body.
He wears a suit every day, but I’ve seen the round muscles of his shoulders and
biceps even beneath the thick material of the suit jacket.

I don’t want to get in a scuffle with this man. Nor do I
want to risk firing a gun in a house stuffed full of his soldiers, not even
with a silencer and a pillow wrapped round it.

So I’ve brewed up a special cocktail for Ivan Petrov. I take
it out of my pocket now.

A single syringe of clear amber fluid. Once I drive it into
his neck, he’ll be immobilized in moments. It will flood through his
bloodstream, turning his limbs to stone. His chest will seize up until he won’t
be able to draw a single breath. Remembering his mass, I’ve used enough
paralytic to freeze a racehorse in its tracks.

It won’t look like an accident, but that wasn’t a
requirement of the job. I just have to kill him and get out without getting
caught.

I move through the sitting room, into the bedroom beyond.
With the minute amount of light coming through the cracks in the blinds, I can
just barely see Ivan’s vast form, laying on the bed. He’s sprawled out on his
back, one thick arm flung up over his head. His heavily muscled and tattooed
chest is bare. There’s a patch of dark hair in the center of his chest, and a
thin line trailing down the center of his stomach, disappearing under the
sheet. 

I suspect he’s completely naked under there, without even a
pair of boxer shorts. I can’t help glancing toward the bulge under the thin
sheet. It’s a shame to kill a specimen like this, right in his prime.

But there’s half a million dollars on the line. And if I
don’t kill Ivan Petrov, someone else will.
So I might as well get my money.
I approach the bed. Nothing could be more silent than my
feet, taking step after step across the thick oriental rug. I wear the same
kind of shoes that rock-climbers wear—thin, flexible, grippy. Little more than
leather slippers, and quiet as bare feet.

Petrov’s head is thrown back on the pillow, his throat
exposed. His dark hair tumbles across his eyes. His lips are slightly parted.
His breathing hasn’t changed—it’s still a steady metronome. But I’m about to
put a stop to it.

I slip the cap off the needle. I grip the syringe in my
fist, my thumb above the depressor.

As I raise my right hand in the air, above his neck, I can’t
help glancing one more time at Ivan’s face.

His dark brown eyes are open, staring up at me. 
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Author Bio
Sophie lives with
her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain west. She writes
intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men
who will do anything to capture their hearts.

She has a slight
obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows.  Her perfect
day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr.
Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar
chips.
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Review: Stalking Their Mate by Tamsin Baker

Length: 156 pages

Published: November 28,2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

A BBW Fated Mates Paranormal Romance

They’ve survived broken marriages and battered hearts…

…but can these fated mates trust each other enough to find true love?

When I escaped my abusive marriage, I was a broken shell of a woman.

I was never smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough.

Now I’m finally free and happy and stronger than ever.

There’s still a hole in my heart where a loving husband and children should be,

but it’s a small price to pay for my freedom.

A trip to the Rocky Mountains for my cousin’s wedding is exactly what I need.

I’m shaking my ass on the dance floor, when my skin prickles under the heat of a man’s gaze.

This man may be hot enough to melt my plus-size panties, but no way is he getting into them. Ever.

Except he does.

Silver-tongued Jack wins me over with his sexy smile and captivating charisma.

Then worships me from head to toe until the wall around my heart cracks.

I didn’t want a man. Let alone two!

But his twin brother intrigues me.

Scott’s damaged soul calls out to mine no matter how desperately he tries to push me away.

The baggage we all carry from our past relationships could sink the Titanic, but fate has its own plans.

Because these mountain-lion shifters form a perfect pair. And they’re destined to share a fated mate. Me.

I may be their perfect match, but how can I convince Scott there’s enough love left in this world for the three of us? And will he ever trust me to protect his fragile heart?

*** BBW MFM Shifter romance.

Author note: This is a re-release of the story ‘Stalking the Pharmacist’ – and it has been thoroughly edited and re-worked.

Enjoy!

My thoughts 💭

This was a nice fast paced romance. Ash, Scott & Jack have all been hurt by ex’s and Ash & Scott were kind of hesitant about remarrying. Jack was all for being with his mate after convincing Ash she’s meant to be with him they both work on Scott. As smart as Scott is he’s horribly stubborn due to how his ex wife treated him but Ash reasons with him and he stops being an idiot. I enjoyed reading this book!

Review: Crex (Captured By Aliens #2) by A. G. Wilde

Length: 252 pages

Published: November 22, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

There are two types of hell.

The one priests preach about and then this.

Stuck on an alien slave ship, Piper is auctioned and thrown into a cell with … something.

He’s an alien with a reputation.

A warrior. A beast. A killer.

He is dangerous.

A creature with a cold, cold heart…one not unlike her own.

You’d think falling for an alien killing machine was something so far-fetched it would never happen.

Well, so was being abducted out of 7.5 billion other humans on Earth—and that had occurred so…

Hey, what’s the worst that could happen?

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this steamy alien romance! Crex and Piper were adorable. Crex is on a mission when an angry Piper is thrown his way. They protect each other as much as they can in their situation until the calvary arrives. The rescue mission doesn’t go according to plan and while trying to survive Crex and Piper realize they never want to part ways.