A seasoned author and at times it was even nonsensical Oh there were still throbbing clits tight nipples and raging hard ons that could only be cured with explicit sex and we all know what happens when Coyote and Wolf Breeds get it on with their mates that s why we all keep coming back for but after having read 24 other Breeds stories with similar scenes even this wasn t enough to keep my full attention Maybe I should just to stick to rereading her earlier stuff to get my Breeds fix Lora Leigh story only I got this book because of Ms Leigh s edition to the Breed series I have been a huge fan of the Breeds as soon as I read the first one and that carried throughout most of the series However I had started to feel like the series was getting tired towards the end and that perhaps it was time to cut them lose but keep finding myself saying just one this will be the last especially as I had thought that the last installment Navarro s Promise had improved from the previous fewI am also not a great fan of short storiesNovella s and try to stay clear of books with than 2 stories inside as I am usually frustrated and isappointed with the length of the stories but I am glad that I Raising Gods Girl did go on to read this as I really felt it was getting close to the original Breed stories that I had loved Of course I wish that it was longer but I still enjoyed it none the less and will go on to read the next installment Lawe s Justice which isue out next month The review is only for Lora Leigh s story An Inconvenient MateBreeds 25Coyote Breeds 3Featured Couple Malachi Coyote Isabelle HumanThis is a very important story for the Breeds fans It is actually the beginning of a storyline that involves the search for a very significant rogue breed Graeme or Gideon who will have his story told in book Bengal s uest It is also the beginning of the end for Amber s story line Jonas The Gulag Handbook daughter who needs to be cured Her story started a few books before and it will end a few books after this oneA Native American Reservation is brought forward to the story of Breeds Isabella is the secretary for their Elders Board and she is also family to almost all the members of the board Her father grandfather and uncle are members of the board She should have come with a warning Look but not touch because the whole Navajo Nation will be against you Malachi is an agent in the Bureau of Breed Affairs member of a team that have come to ask permission for access to the Reservation to look for the rogue breedMalachi and Isabelle met in a Bar and they are attracted to each other straight away Malachi knows that she isestined to him he knows about the Mating Heat and he knows what to expect from their matingMalachi is a coyote He likes a challenge so even the whole Navajo Nation or all the Native Americans united will not be able to stop him from taking what he wantsThe events in this book collide with the events from the book Lawe s Justice These books should be read together Do not let the cheesy cover with the The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion decapitated stubbly man torso and the strategicly placed bow tempt you into passing on Tied with a Bow If youo you will be missing out on a collection of stories both ultra spicy and sweet and some tidbits from Lora Leigh s and Eileen Wilks established series mixed in with some promising starts to series in brand new worlds from Virginia Kantra and Kimberly Frost The stories in the order that I read them Human Error by Eileen Wilks World of the Lupi connected novella Benedict goes home with Arjenie to meet her family and to celebrate Solstice and the grand explosion of culturally sanctioned greed aka Christmas I never read anthologies in order and being a huge Lupi fan I couldn t wait and jumped straight into the Benedict and Arjenie short I love those Lupi males and Arjenie is charming in her own oddball way as well this story had a nice amount of mayhem in the background and the pair s now solid bond made me want to go back and reread the last book Blood Challenge109 pagesAn Inconvenient Mate by Lora Leigh Breed s novella Coyote Breed Malachi finds his mate at an inconvenient time but will wait no longer to make her his I generally like Breed shorts since Leigh normally tones the erotism Will in the World down in a bit from her full length novels This time though her story had all of the language and fluids which will be nothing new to Breeds fans but are what keep me from jumping on the Breed bandwagon even though Leigh s background plots are good Even so I still really liked the poem that leads off the story it fits with the heroine s feelings for Malachi and her feelings add a bit of sweetness that almost manages to balance the sweaty stuff For those who follow the Breeds there are enough cameos to make fans happy113 pages Upon A Midnight Clear by Virginia Kantra Children of the Air preuel Answering aying mother s last prayer to save her young June Fourth Elegies daughter costs an angel his wings Later after living years as a human when Lucien s adopted father threatens to cut him off unless he makes something of his life Lucien rebels andecides to find a rich wife instead of bowing to his father s Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes demands Fallen angels are all the rage right now but Kantra s story added aifferent slant by giving us regency fallen angels instead
Of Urban Fantasy Ones And urban fantasy ones and really liked this story because it had that feeling of The Confabulist destined soul mates without ever going to that heavy handed place thatestined mate stories tend to live in98 pages First Light by Kimberly Frost connected to her new Etherlin series After finding a ring in college a Pulitzer journalist has Der Illusionist dreamed of a gorgeous bronze man as a lover and has also witnessed his battles When she finally finds herream man unconscious in the snow it is clear that he s not human and not a modern man not human and not a modern man is completely irresistible in the flesh I took me a bit to get hooked on this story mostly because the world building is so ambitious The world of the Etherlin is inhabited by Muses Ventala children of a human vampire pairing Demons and Angels But when there is an extremely poignant moment for a pair of star crossed lovers which I am hoping is a set up for their own story in the series and after Frost kicks it up with her leads and the background plot as well I really ended up liking this and wishlisted her series starter All That Bleeds 102 pages This review is only for Upon a Midnight Clear Virginia Kantra Only an angel could have resisted her And he was no longer an angelThank God I wouldn t be honest if I said this was a mind blowing read but I can tell you that it certainly had me hooked from the beginning to the end It was a sweet and beautiful short story of a fallen angel and a girl whose life he saved She taught him how to love and be loved and he taught her how to live her life passionately and fearlessly and enjoy it as much as she Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue d like to It was so sweet seeing them together I loved how their feelings for each other gradually grew and also the way their romance bloomed Suchelightful moments I must be grateful to God or the Fates who brought you to me again when I was in need You said once I had saved you But in truth I need you to save me Overall it was a lovely read I m glad I picked it upRecommend for fans of historical romance. Nce anthology that turns up the holiday he. Anthology I can read about Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, demons aliens vampires serial killers threesomes shapeshifters but I can t read about angels I just have this block and a loud voice in my head yelling NEXT so of course two of these stories are about angels Since I won t read these stories my rating was not affected by theireletion Of the two stories I read I loved them and purchasing this book was worth it just for those two stories1 Upon a Midnight Clear by Virginia Kantra Not read2 First Light by Kimberly Frost Not read3 Human Error by Eileen Wilks Arjenie and Benedict go to visit her family Ask the Past during the holidays and thingso not start out great In fact her uncle pulls a gun on Benedict Then they find out that her cousins may have unintentionally brought over a bad spirit that is out to get their family Great story I just love the Lupi series 4 An Inconvenient Mate by Lora Leigh Isabelle sees Malachai at a bar and can t look away She even walks up and makes some suggestive remarks to him which is out of character for her Malachai realizes that she is his mate but needs to wait until after a meeting with her family about access to their tribe s files before he can Riding Class (Saddle Club, do anything about it I like these books so much better when the women or menon t fight it Yes a little trepidation is good but to fight it tooth and nail is so futile Really good short story TIED WITH A BOW New Release Review posted November 22 2011Tied with a Bow is a 4 story paranormal anthology from Lora Leigh Virginia Kantra Eileen Wilks and Kimberly Frost Released November 1 2011 three of the four storylines take place around the holidays but not one is specific to the theme presented on the coverUPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Virginia KantraThis novella is a preuel to the Children of the Air series Julien Hartwell is an angel assigned to earth to bring back the souls of the Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, dyinguring the plague riddled European 1700s But when a young mother on the verge of Different Class death sees the spirit of the angel she begs him to save and protect her 12 year oldaughter Aimee If Julien reveals his identity to protect the child he will be banned from heaven for eternity and become one of the fallen 9 years later the now fallen angel once again rescues the now adult Aimee from a series of misadventures and mistreatment at the hands of her extended family only to realize this is the same Aimee he sacrificed his immortal life to protect We meet Aimee s extended family of aunts and uncles as well as her cousin Howard a manipulative self centered womanizer who has already impregnated one of the household staff and continues to sexually harass the young Aimee at every opportunity Julien is presented as the epitome of beauty in both his ethereal and earthly forms and we are introduced to Damon Carle the Earl of Amherst father to eleven fallen angels I enjoyed this story It was an easy read with the usual compliment of improbable love romance beautiful people a HEA and the potential for several storylines FIRST LIGHT by Kimberly FrostAnother new series launch Kimberly introduces Kate Devan a Pulitzer prize winning reportermuse who Short Stories by Roald Dahl dreams of a beautiful stranger from a time long ago after she has found a blood encrusted ring Fast forward Kate stumbles upon the same man from herreams buried in the snow now hunted by vampires and Goldilocks the Three Bears demons Archangel Nathaniel and Kate begin their adventure with no knowledge of who or what he is All they have in common is the bloodied ring and group of otherworldly stalkers intent on taking both of theown to get possession of the prized antiue ringWith the introductions of Merrick Gadhreel Ice and Gold an explanation as to why archangels find it ifficult to befriend a human once again the future holds several possibilities for love and esire in world of immortals monsters and angels with wingsHUMAN ERROR by Eileen WilksHuman Error is the 6th novella and 14th storyline in Eileen Wilks Lupi series Dragons emons witches skinwalkers lupin and gnomes are only a few of the supernatural beings added to the list of potential enemies and friendArjennie Delacroix from a family of Wiccan and Benedict her lupin
mate return home for the celebration of Yule only to walk into a return home for the celebration of Yule only to walk into a of power that upsets the peace and calm of the local countryside When the local authorities approach the Delacroix family for assistance tracking a strange killer Benedict s hackles are raised at the mysterious scents and unfamiliar markings not usually acknowledged by the humans Searching for the killer who is now believed to have abducted a small child Arjennie surmises a mythical skinwalker to be the prime suspect in a series of events that culminates with Benedict getting shot the Wiccans once again involved in a circle of protection and a surprising revelation from the family pet I have never
*read any of the previous books in the World of the Lupin series but is the other *any of the previous books in the World of the Lupin series but is the other are similar to this novella I am going to be increased by TBR pile exponentiallyAN INCONVENIENT MATE by Lora LeighAnother installment in the Breed series this novella introduces 25year old Isabelle Martinez a member of the Navajo Nation and ruling council and Malachi the Coyote Breed male who is estined to become her mate and lover But the inconvenience of the mating heat and a hunger for between the two is the premise behind the title Malachi and Isabelle are both in town for a business meeting between the Breeds and the Navajo council regarding some missing children and adults The Breeds suspect the Martinez family knows the whereabouts of the missing people but are refusing to I Look Up To... Michelle Obama divulge any information to keep secret the pacts and agreements Enter Holden a man from Isabelle s past who is intent on reclaiming a woman whoespises the ground upon which he walks To further complicate the scenario Holden works for a faction hoping to isolate the Breeds from society and believes himself the better suitor If he can t have Isabelle no one willI have read and enjoyed all of Leigh s Breed books and this short story welcomes another Breed male who has finally found his mate As with all of her storylines there is explicit sex and violence The inclusion of several of Doctor Extraño different characters including Rule Breaker Lawe Justice Ashley and Stygian sets the stage for the release of December s Breed book titled Lawe s Justice I can t wait for December Bodice Rippers Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Taleuick Dirty Four stories that will have you wishing for your own hot holidaysOpening Sentence The angel cameown in the long gallery of the Conciergerie prison the notorious antechamber to the guillotine Upon a Midnight ClearThe Review Upon a Midnight Clear by Virginia KantraA uniue story about an angel named Lucien who chooses to efy heaven itself to save the life of a young girl headed for the guillotine in 18th century France For his sins he is cast own to Earth as fallen and must live out his life as a human But the fallen are not born as a human they arrive at the age of 17 or so and are placed among the peers as the acknowledged bastard of the Earl of Amherst who is also the head of the fallen When the Earl Never Tell decides to cut off his allowance Lucienecides to follow the footsteps of many a broke nobleman and marry a rich wife For. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora. It is money he will need to keep his boarding house for the less fortunate running When he attends a holiday party at the home of his current interest he comes face to face with one of the most important people in his pastIt was eight years ago that Aim e was unwillingly rescued from certain Feminism is for Everybody death by a mysterious man She was at first angry at being forced to leave her ailing mother and the only home she had ever known Since her rescue she has stayed at the home of her mother s cousin She now lives the life of an impoverished third cousin who is relegated to the attic when real people come to visit It is a fate she has come to terms with and she can now say she is grateful to at least have her life At this year s annual holiday ball she is introduced to a man who feels startling familiar to her Eventually she realizes that he is none other than the mystery man who rescued her from that prison back in FranceBut a shared past is not all that is between these two When their mutualesire becomes too hard to ignore they spend one glorious night together One night is never enough for a pair like thisCute story Easy to read Not so much series related back story so it can be easily enjoyed without needing to have read its longer counterpartsRating 45 First Light by Kimberly Frost Etherlin 05In a world where vampires are breeding with humans and muses yes muses are real we find Pulitzer winning journalist Katherine Devane somewhere in Colorado around ChristmasBesides the gift from the muses that makes her such a good journalist is that how it works Kate has one let s say supernatural uirk Since college when she found an antiue ring on the sidewalk Kate has been Deterring Democracy dreaming of a man the same man every time In most of thesereams this man is fighting another man to the Comet in Moominland (The Moomins, death sometimes saving Kate s life In the rest of thesereams the man is Hunters Heart doing other things with Kate that have not much at all too with saving her lifeThis man is the archangel Nathaniel who comes Menneskefluene (K2 down to Earth every so often to vanuish his sworn enemy aemon called Gadreel And this time his awakening has a new twist Well two actually First he has been sent Nazi Gold down without any of his memory He remembers nothing of his archangelhood not his enemies not Kate not even his name Second he has been sent to the woods in Colorado instead of Italy and placed again in the path of Kate the woman to whom he is boundAnd this time theirreams may become reality and this time Nathaniel and Kate can go on til Mr Majeika and the School Inspector deatho them partI liked this story well enough Terribly frustrated about that ever present back story that I had no clue what was aboutRating 35 Human Error by Eileen Wilks World of the Lupi 85If I had to write a one liner about this story it would beVirginiaWhere Christmas with the in laws is never ordinary But in this case Yule comes with a bit of magical adversity and Selected Poems dressing on the sideBenedict is joining his wifematelover and her family for the Yule holiday at their family home But their meeting goes terribly wrong when he is magically forced to change into his wolf right in their front yard How s that for first impressionsArjenie just wants her family to like the man she loves And when they get off on the most wrong of feet well the task gets a bit harderoesn t itBut all the relationship stuff gets put on hold when the local sheriff shows up asking the family of Wiccans for help with a case It appears a man has been attacked by a bear a bear of a species that lives across the country He also reluctantly asks for Benedict s
assistance in tracking the creature in wolf formBut it ends up being no ordinary bear in tracking the creature in wolf formBut it ends up being no ordinary bear a man in bear clothing who has an evil plan for Arjenie s family And when Benedict proves he is willing to o anything for his love and her family well all that relationship worry goes straight out the
*WINDOWI HEART THIS STORY I LOVE A GOOD SHIFTER *heart this story I love a good shifter and something tells me I am missing uite a bit of a storyline I very much like to know of Well DoneRating 45 An Inconvenient Mate by Lora Leigh Breeds 25Breed men are one of my favorite page turning elights Yum Anyway this story is not unlike any other Breed novel in that it
INCLUDES DANGER POWER AND LOTS OF danger power and lots of good stuffMalachi Morgan is not your average Breed male however He is Coyote A brand of Breed esigned to keep the other Breeds in line and not feel bad about it But like all other Breed males he has been uietly searching for his mate the one who holds the other half of his soulAnd he has found her at the most inopportune moment He is in Navajo country searching for a group of missing Breeds and they are in negotiations with the tribal leaders for access to their lands and records On the night before the big meeting he encounters his mate in a bar of all places And when his supervisor learns of her identity he asks Malachi to hold off on claiming her as she belongs to the tribal leader s family Needless to say Malachi is not a happy camper but is obligated to follow ordersIsabelle Martinez is a woman with a traumatizing past that she can t seem to outrun Which is what makes her behavior in a particular bar with this particular Breed male so surprising But something has created an inexplicable connection with this handsome stranger and she is helpless to resist it or him for that matterWhen the couple o finally get their chance at happiness Isabelle s past comes screaming back for her in the form of her ex would be fianc almost rapist He has ecided that if he cannot have her than no one can and he might as well get some money from the The Train Robbers deal by selling her to some evil scientists or somethingRating 45FTC Advisory PenguinBerkley provided me with a copy of Tied with a Bow No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were exchanged for my review Ratings only forVirginia Kantra 3 Not a bad story just not greatLora Leigh 425 Short story but enjoyable to read I still enjoy my Breeds I know what you re thinking I need to stop reading these Christmas romance novels I just get so excited with the idea and then and then they re just stupid Tied with a bow no exception Juststupid Review for Lora Leigh s An Inconvenient Mate onlyNormally I enjoy Leigh s Breeds stories especially the earlier ones but lately the calibre of these super sexy books have beenropping and it s been awhile since I was truly excited or impressed The last one that really rocked my world was Anya and Del Rey s story in Coyote s Mate Tough as nails yet vulnerable heroine hard and uncompromising alpha Coyote Breed mating heat HOT HOT HOT That was it the Coyote Breeds were officially my favorite genetically engineered humans enhanced with animal DNA So when I learned Leigh s novella in Tied With a Bow would feature another sexy Coyote Breed the first since Del Rey I was pretty excited to read it Especially since Leigh only seems to give us good ol fashioned mating heat in her novellas without all the pesky new issues that seem to keep cropping in her recent novels Well it turns out my excitement for An Inconvenient Mate was pretty unfounded there was nothing in this novella to get excited aboutThis little short story was flat with the plot and No Reason To Die dialogue feeling forced and amateurish instead of having been written by. Leigh headlines an all new paranormal roma.
I Pucking Love You (The Copper Valley Thrusters #5)
A hockey/fake date/not quite a virgin very wrong romantic comedy
You know those stories where an adorably misunderstood clumsy girl needs a fake date to a wedding so she asks her brother’s best friend and they accidentally fall in love?
I wish that was the kind of life I lead, but it’s not.
I don’t need a date to a wedding. I need a date to a funeral.
Clumsy sometimes fits, but then, that’s true for all of us, right? But adorable? No. Misunderstood? Nope again. I’m just your average girl, standing in front of a funeral invitation, asking it to be a winning lottery ticket instead.
And I don’t have a brother, or a best friend with a brother available, which means I’m stuck with Tyler Jaeger.
Sure, he’s a professional hockey player who also knows advanced calculus, but let’s say we’re not compatible and leave it at that. I should know. I am a matchmaker.
Not a very good one, but that’s beside the point.
I know a mismatch when I see one.
Still, Tyler’s what I’ve got, and I am not going to this funeral solo, so he’s what I’ll take.
After all—what could go wrong at a funeral?
I Pucking Love You is a hilariously wrong romantic comedy about the world’s worst matchmaker, a hockey player with a problem he doesn’t want to talk about, and an awkward date of convenience that everyone would prefer to forget. It comes complete with a cat working his way through his nine lives, all the sexy times, fish and chips, and a swoony happily ever after.