Friday, June 28, 2013

Ladies that howl!

I am reviewing The Daughter's of Artemis today. I wasn't sure how I was going to like this. I read a lot of m/m books but I hadn't really had any f/f books jump out at me and say READ ME! So while I was browsing around and found this. It struck my fancy so I said hey why not! So here's the dealio.

The Fullness That Love Began by Marie Carlson

Its not easy being alpha, even more so when you are female. This is a steamy short story about the two top ladies in the pack and how they add a little spice in their relationship that ends with a little more love.

The Fire of Her Eyes by K. Piet

Katya has become pack alpha after human hunters wipe out half her pack. While on the run and trying to protect her pack they run into a lone blind tiger shifter named Yun. Katya makes a deal with her to protect her in exchange for healing her pack. While they continue to find the best way for the pack they find a new way for each other.

Luna's Mate Shashauna P. Thomas

Luna is out camping, and finds herself being hunted by some wolves, just to have someone tell her she was imagining it. After returning home she discovers she was not dreaming it up, and she is not as normal as she thought she was. This was very creative with the world that was build.

To Pierce the Sky by Erik Moore
Susan is not your average wolf shifter, even as a pack member and elder she is set apart. But and adventurous lady who is convinced she can document real werewolves for tv comes and breaks down the walls of the loner she wolf. This one was a really sweet read.

Protect the Moon by Della Buckland

Toni McGowan is a bounty hunter. She's assigned to protect a witch until the new moon, and she's not happy about it, and neither is the witch. But with Demons, other wolves and lots of energy going on, who knows what will happen. This one has quite the surprise ending that I did not see coming. It was pretty cool.

Sacrifices by S.L. Armstrong

And last but not least, I liked this one. I wasn't sure I was going to. The were pack is led by an already established mated femail pair. But the king of the weres tells her that she needs to stop beating up the males challenging her and find a better way to lead or he'll take her pack away. How to do this? Have a baby! Except her mate doesn't have the right parts to do that. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the whole bringing in the dude thing, except the author wrote it very well. It's not just a knock em up and everyone is happy story. The ladies have to really work on their relationship together to make this work, and they go through a lot to pick just the right man for the job. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

All in all it was a pretty good read. Not bad considering I think it's harder for people to write FF stories that help you really connect to the characters. I was very happy I got a chance to read this. If you like weres and ladies, give this a shot!

You can find it here at Storm Moon Press!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford

I have to absolute pleasure of getting to a review Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford!

I'm horribly ashamed to say I don't believe I've read a book by Rhys before. That will not be an issue in the future, this book is AWESOME. Kai is a bounty hunter who is given a job he can't refuse and finds himself in the roller coaster of danger, elf politics and babies. You are instantly sucked in to this amazing story. Also I'm in love with his car. I hope you love this book as much as I did, but there's only one way to find out. Go get it!!!!

You can find it here at Amazon and Smashwords!

Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford

Ever since he’d been part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figured he’d used up any good karma he had when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races were left with a messy, monster-ridden world and Stalkers were often the only cavalry willing to ride to someone’s rescue when something shadowy and dark moved into the neighbourhood.

There certainly were no shortage of monsters or people stupidly willing to become lunch for one.

It was a hard life but one Kai liked. And he was good at it. Killing monsters was easy. Especially since he was one himself.

After an accident retired Dempsey out, Kai set up permanent shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot. It was a decent life, filled with bounty, a few friends and most importantly, no other elfin around to remind him he wasn’t really human.

That was until a sidhe lord named Ryder arrives in San Diego and Kai is conscripted to do a job for Ryder’s fledgling Dawn Court. It was supposed to a simple run; head up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman seeking sanctuary with the new Court then back to San Diego. Easy, quick and best of all, profitable. But Ryder’s “simple” run leads to massive trouble and Kai ends up being caught in the middle of a deadly bloodline feud he has no hope of escaping.

No one ever got rich by being a Stalker. But then hardly any of them got old either. The way things were looking, it didn’t look like Kai was going to be the exception.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Out In Colorado Review!

I had the absolute joy and pleasure of getting to read the Out In Colorado anthology!

This collection brings six talented authors from the Centennial State together under one title, all offering their take on what it means to be Out in Colorado. These stories explore the cultures and mores of the state as only native authors can, each bringing a unique perspective on the diverse peoples and changing attitudes that are quickly coming to define this state in transition.

Now first of all let me say, I really enjoyed the concept on this. You are taking stories all about one particular place written by authors who are native to that state. I dig it! Because no matter how many times you visit somewhere, only those that live there can truly describe their homelands. Anywho, on to the stories!

Something Old, Something Blue by George Seaton
This one was fun. I starts out with our main character Justin, who happens to be a part of a mob family. He hooks up with Michael, who happens to be in a family of criminal lawyers. Family feud and all that. So I'm sitting here thinking it's going to be a mob story, war of the families, all that jazz. So not the case. In shows up magical forces and blue orbs! It totally took me by surprise! I loved that it kept me in suspense as I waited to see where the author was going with it.

Casual Brilliance by Cari Z
Adorable nerdy guy finishes his degree and gets a chance to move away and start a new job in a new state. Meet fun tech guy at new job. It's a really sweet yet nerdy story about getting to know people, stepping out of your comfort zone, and finding someone who compliments you. Plus as a fellow nerd I appreciate the nerd love lol

Spirit's Fire by Tabitha Heart
We start out with Ivan being lost in the woods, trying to escape people after him, while hoping to find the four friends that he grew up with. He makes it to the cabin much to the shock of his friends who were told he was dead! So now the bad guys are closing in, and the truth comes out, Ivan isn't the only one with something special about him! Magical powers, long lost loves, and quite the crew of misfits. I loved this!! I want more, like really badly, there has to be more. Pretty please with sugar on top.

Take a Bow by Caitlin Ricci
Brandon goes to a meeting set up by his daughter, who is about to get married. He shows up and meets Crispin, a hot younger man that he is trying desperately not to drool over. Thinking his daughter tried to set him up on a date he comes to find out she paid for dancing lessons so that he could dance with her at the wedding. Every time they get close enough to dance though, sparks fly! Brandon has reserves about someone so much younger then him. Crispin has moves out of the dance floor as well. This is a sizzling read. I loved the character interaction.

Frozen by Lichen Craig
This broke my heart and made me cry. Trev is the side mister for a married man, well kept yet not well treated. You are sucked into his story as he learns the hard way that Ethan is not the man he thought he was. Trev does the brave thing and makes it away before it's too late, but lands himself in the hospital during his escape. This is truly heart wrenching, especially if you have been close to domestic violence in any way. It ends beautifully and gives you hope, that even when the world comes crashing down, there's always a new path.

Slip/Slide/Snow by P.D. Singer
This was adorable! Lon and Corey meet each other up in the snowy mountains having fun on their boards. The hit it off right away and continue to get to know each other. But Lon has a secret that no one knows, a secret that's small and soft and slippery! Can Corey handle having a boyfriend who is so different? They are so cute and it's so fun to read!

A great job around for all of the authors in this anthology. I loved every bit of it!!

You can find Out In Colorado HERE!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Love to Read and Sizzling Shorts to Spice Up Your Day!

A little while back I received an email from an Author who is just starting out. They wanted to know if I would be willing to read their book. Now as you all know, everyone starts somewhere. Even Steven King had to go through the pains of starting out in the writing world. Now as for me, I love reading stories written by those who aren't huge names in the writing world. There's something unique about finding little gems that haven't been spit and polished a hundred times by big publishers striving to make money off of them. I love feeling the heart of the book, the part that says "hey look at me! Would you like to read me? I worked really hard to look pretty for you so I could tell you my story!". It's not about how many you write, how long they are, or if it's the popular trend. It's about the fact that you had a story to share with the world, with hopes that people would like it. As an out and proud Book Whore I am always willing to read anything you will put in my hands. If you've written one book or one hundred, we are always more then happy to take what you have worked so hard on and try to share it in our little world. Keep on doing what you do!

Now without further adieu......


I had the absolute joy and pleasure of reading these sassy little stories. They were both short yet spicy reads and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. They had my blood boiling and a smile on my face. You should absolutely check them out!

Corporate Punishment by Jacinta Bannerman

Emma Willis was a beautiful, young and ambitious woman working for the man of her dreams.

Ryan Zane was a software wild child entrepreneur and one of the sexiest men in the city. He was also Emma’s boss which made him way out of her reach.

She’d managed to get through her six-month internship at his company and was now a full-time employee. Too bad she’d failed in her very first assignment, losing a vital investor for her CEO’s latest software design.

Emma is summoned to Ryan Zane’s office and she is certain she’s about to get her marching orders. However, once behind closed doors she finds that her hunky boss has different ideas of what her worthy punishment should be…

You can find Corporate Punishment here!

On the Dance Floor by Chloe Bell

When Sophie Summers is dragged to a charity event thrown by the rich parents of her best friend, she can’t imagine having much fun. She also can’t imagine finding a new man to mend the broken heart that her cheating ex left behind.

However, among the grizzled old bankers and businessmen, there is a stunningly handsome young man. When he invites her to dance, she can’t refuse. But she’s not prepared for the sensations she experiences when pressed so closely to him, nor does she anticipate where a seemingly innocent dance might lead…
   You can find On the Dance Floor here!