Friday, July 31, 2015

Samantha's Friday Reviews

Todays blog post is all about books by Mina Carter!

The Midwinter Ball... a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Master of the City; a woman. Young, nubile and eager to please the Master in his bed.

Only this year, the struggling Trevais pack are all out of young and nubile, forcing Alpha's sister, Cyan Trevais to attend as the Midwinter Offering. Which is fine. Totally cool. Plump and older than all the other offerings, she's got this. No way will the Master be interested in her. She'll be fine.

Until she slaps and insults another guest, bringing her to the attention of the Master of the City, who is more than a little interested indeed. An all night kind of interested...

All of the packs have to send a young female pack member to the master of the city for him to make his choice who he wants for the night. Cyan's pack has no young females so she is stuck being the one going. She already knows that she isn't going to be picked. She's not skinny and glamorous like the others. Imagine her shock when she ends up catching his attention.

My Opinion:

This is a great short! It leaves off where the story can continue and definitely makes you want more. It's fun, short and steamy! Great for someone who is short on time but really want's to read a good book! I definitely recommend reading!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Nat was warned to stay away from the Manor on the hill. She was warned about the wolves that protected their village... warned that women who caught their eye were known to go missing.

Did she listen? Hell no. Why should she listen to old wives tales when no one had seen the Langdon Wolves, the last of their line, for years? They were probably dead by now, and even if they weren't she wasn't a werewolf. Not really. Her family had been human since her great-great grandmother's time.

But wolves are long-lived, particularly the Stone-Wolf Langdon alphas. When she steps onto Langdon land, she finds out the punishment for trespassing is a hot night of passion with two alpha males.

'I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

Nat didn't listen to the tales about the Langdon wolves. She ignored her grandmothers warnings. She didn't think they were true. She figured they were probably dead by now. She was wrong.

The Langdon wolves were cursed by a witch. Stone during the day and alive at night until they can find the one woman who can love them both.

My Opinion:

Such a yummy short story! It was a quick read for someone that doesn't have hours to read a book. A sexy Menage with two dominating Alpha wolves and the female that can't resist them! My only problem with shorts is that the women give it up way too easy, but at the same time it's part of what makes them so hot! I definitely recommend reading!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


The most powerful werewolf in the city. Hot as all the hells. He'd been Cyan's for a night, but her time with him over, Cyan is annoyed to realize Veyr isn't even present to bid her goodbye. Instead he sends his Captain with the Midwinter gown, a sumptuous white dress given to the Midwinter woman to keep. They're considered heirlooms in the making, handed down through generations.

And Cyan doesn't want one. She wants Veyr. But the dress Veyr sends isn't white. It's red. Far from letting her go, Veyr has called for a Claiming Chase. If he catches her, she's his. But first he has to chase her, capture her... claim her. In front of the Council.


This is one hot short! This story pics up the day after from where Master of the City ended. Very wants to mate Cyan but the counsel won't have it as she doesn't shift and is almost human. So he states that he can claim her in a claiming chase. What transpires next is sexy alpha male hunting his woman and some raunchy sex in front of others. I absolutely loved it! Nothing better then to be able to read a quick hot read.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

Vanessa McCauley had been groomed to be mated to the Master of the City. She knew that, the whole city knew that, and her brother, the McCauley pack alpha is pissed as all hell that Veyr has chosen someone else.

With strict instructions to find Veyr at that evening's ball, she somehow finds herself in the arms of not the Master, but his Captain of the Guard. Unlike Veyr, Jace Trenton makes her heart pound and her body long for things that are dark and forbidden...

**For greatest enjoyment, please read Master of the City and The Master's Woman before reading this title.**

**Please be aware that this is an Erotica short**

Vanessa has been raised to be the mate for the Master of the City. But when he chooses someone else her family tries to force her to change his mind. But when she catches the eye of someone else she knows where she wants to be. In the bed of the Captain of the Guard.

Jace has had an eye on Vanessa for years but never once thought he would have a chance. Until after the Master claimed his woman. When the little pack princess returns his attention the game is on.

My Opinion:

In Master of the City when Vanessa was singled out I was hoping she would have her story. I highly enjoyed this short! It was yummy, quick to read and leaves you wanting more! I definitely recommend reading!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

She's his woman, but not his mate. Alpha werewolf and Master of the City has plans for Cyan Trevais. Plans that involve getting her naked and panting beneath him. But, hot as the sex is, he can't ignore the call of his wolf, or his heart. When his woman's brother demands to know his intentions, Veyr knows he must make a choice...

**Please be aware that this is an Erotica short**

(For greatest enjoyment, the series should be read in the following order: Master of the City, Master’s Woman, The Captain of the Guard, Mated to the Master.)

This was another yummy short by the wonderful Mina Carter!

Vyer isn't happy with just claiming Cyan. His wolf wants to mate her and after her brother confronts him about his intentions with his sister he decides that He will make her his no matter what the council says.

My Opinion:

I love Mina's books! She is exceptionally talented at writing erotic stories that make you want to disappear with your significant other. This book is no different! It is a great short! I absolutely adore Vyer and Cyan and I can't wait to read more of their story!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Lycan noble-woman Vanessa knows she is playing with fire when she accepts Captain of the City Guard, Jace Trenton's, invitation to an evening at a local with a very interesting reputation. Fed up with being merely a pawn in her brother's plans, she decides to take something for herself and accepts.
The last time they were together was explosive... Who knows what he has planned this time?

Vanessa can't get enough of Jace, but what they have has to stay a secret because her brother would throw a fit and have Jace killed if he found out. He still has hopes of her mating Veyr The Master of the City. When Jace asks her to meet him at a club she has a small idea of what she is walking into but she never would have imagined what he does have planned for her.

Jace still can't believe what is between him and Vanessa. He wants to share his world and what he likes with her. It can go one of two ways either she loves it or she hates it. He is hoping for the former.

My Opinion:

I am so totally in love with these shorts! Mina is amazing and I think as these stories continue they just get better and hotter! I can't wait to see what is next for Vanessa and Jace! I definitely recommend reading but you really do want to start at the beginning!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

Her secret is out...and life will never be the same again. Caught out by her ambitious brother, Vanessa finds herself facing her worst nightmare... being mated to a man she doesn't love. Will she find the strength to foil Jacob's plans before anyone gets hurt?

Or will love (and lust) finally win through?

**For greatest enjoyment, these shorts should be read in the following order:

The Master of the City

The Master's Woman

The Captain of the Guard

Mated to the Master

Submitting to the Captain

The Captain's Challenge**

**Please be aware that this is an Erotica short**

Vanessa's brother Jacob has hit a new low in his quest to get her mated to The Master of the City, Veyr. Neither Jace or Veyr are happy about the situation and they have surprise in store for Jacob!

My Opinion:

I loved it! Jacob has been on my last nerve from the start. In these Smut Shorties Mina has brought us some major hotness!!, Characters we love and Characters we hate. If you are a smut fan you will love this book and this series. I do highly suggest reading however you will want to read the other books first so that you are not confused! <3

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!

She lost everything when the man she loved mated another. Unable to remain in Lycan society, Cyan has left the pack and her home to make her own way in the human world. A world where no one knows who she is, or that the Master of the City, rejected her in favor of another. She's happy...she tells herself that on an hourly basis. So why does her heart long for that she left behind?

The most powerful werewolf in the city...and he's screwed up, big time. When Veyr discovers that Cyan isn't just avoiding him, but has forsaken the Lycan way of life he knows he can't hide behind honor anymore. The truth must out. But when he finds her, he realises there's a lot more to play for than just his heart...

**Please be aware that this is an Erotica short**

NB: Revised version. Please update to ensure you have the latest version if purchased before 12/1/15

When Veyr and Jace hatched their plan in The Captains Challenge The Master forgot to do something very important. Let Cyan in on the plan. So she truly believed that he rejected her to mate with another. So thinking that she had been cast aside by the Master of the City and brought shame to her pack she exiled herself from the pack and went to live among the humans. Little did she know that she took a piece of Veyr with her.

Veyr fudged up big time. He thought he had it all figured out. He was going to beat Vanessa's brother at his own game. Get her and his best friend mated and he and Cyan would be able to be together with no more issues. His mistake. Thinking that he didn't have to tell Cyan about the plan. Now she's gone and no one has any clue where she is. Once he finds her he knows that he will have his work cut out for him to win her back.

I absolutely loved it. Having read this series from the start I of course know what happened in The Captains Challenge. Even knowing this my heart broke for Cyan and the emotional pain that she was in. It was awful what Veyr unintentionally put Cyan through. However the man certainly knows how to make things right including some very unsanitary but oh so steamy kitchen play. I definitely recommend reading. However it is truly best to start from the beginning of the series. The Smut-shorties are a great way to get a great story that you can read in no time!


Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut! *Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT*

A new city, a new choosing...

The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Mistress of the City; a male wolf...young, virile and eager to please the Mistress in her bed.

Archer isn't a wolf, but his younger brother, Seth, is. The only unmated male in their pack, he's about to be served up on a silver platter for the Mistress, and only Archer seems to have an issue with Seth's age. He might be an adult in the wolfy world, but to Archer's mind, he's still too young. Trouble is, if Seth doesn't go, someone else does... Which leaves just one person crazy enough to walk into the Mistress's den and pretend to be a wolf.

Reena is bored stupid. She hates the Midwinter Choosing, hates the fact that all the males are paraded in front of her like damn peacocks, and hates the fact that her normal cover story is happily mated, which means she HAS to pick a partner this year.

Then a handsome alpha asks her for a dance, obviously unaware who she is, and all bets are off...

*Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT*

**NB: This is the first story in a new city. You do not need to have read the other Smut-Shorties to enjoy this one.**

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'

I loved it. Mina is such a great writer.I think that she wrote great characters that are perfect for each other. She gave us a great female lead that stands for what she believes is right now matter what everyone else will think or who she has to take on. And gives us a steamy sex scene that leaves you wanting more. I definitely recommend reading.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'



The Revenants. One of the best mercenary teams in the business and an asset Tessa Honeywell can't afford to lose. The fact that their leader, Jensen Haye, is possibly the hottest guy this side of the Keltairan expanse is something Tessa tries very hard not to let affect her plans. Very hard. Well, not that hard. But in her defense, the guy is sex on legs. Just one...err, two problems. He's not human and he's pissed at her after her Intel sent a mission bad...So why do his growls turn her on like nothing else?

Jensen Haye thinks Tessa is the hottest thing alive. A femme fatale. She's mysterious, alluring and ...human, so she's way too delicate for a brute like him, and that's before factoring in the beastly side of his nature. But anger loosens the bonds he holds on his inhuman side and when she offers...he takes.

Two operatives, one abandoned warehouse in the back end of beyond... an afternoon neither will ever forget.

*Please be aware that this is an Erotica Short*

'I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

Jensen leads a group of Mercenaries. He got bad information for a mission that he was hired for and some of his friends and team members were killed. Needless to say he is not happy. So he has the woman "Tessa" that have him the information. The problem is she is very hard to resist. He knows that he needs to because she is human and delicate. Where he is a beast. This time though he may not be able to resist.

This was a great short. It was an absolutely delicious read. Perfect length for the person on the go!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reveiws'


Straight off the battlefield, mercenary for hire Rodaan Black, Daani to her friends (those still alive anyway), is looking for two things: to get drunk and get laid. Walking into the best bar in town, she lucks out on both the alcohol and tall, blond and handsome in the corner. Perhaps she can persuade him that the night is perfect for a little 'get to know you' session.

Revenant and soldier of fortune, Gunnar, had one thing on his mind, getting drunk and numbing the loss a couple of good friends... That is until the hottest chick he's seen in many a month wanders into his bar, packing heat of both the tactile and physical kind. Hoping the gods are smiling down on him, he makes his move...

Two soldiers, one night... and an unexpected passion.

*Please be aware that this is an Erotica Short*

'I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

Daani and Gunnar are both Mercenaries. They both end up in the same bar looking for the same thing. Getting drunk and getting laid. It doesn't take them long to realize that they want more then one night.

I thought that this was great. Mina never disappoints. It was a great smutty short that was greatly written. I definitely suggest reading! It's a great read that you can read in no time at all.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


Just out of retirement, she didn't expect to find a man who could heal her broken heart and soul...

Called out of retirement to join a friend's team, combat surgeon Sedj is ready for life on the front line again. As handy with a rifle as she is with a lazer scalpel, she's looking to put the past behind her and forge a new reality that doesn't include the man who almost broke her by walking away from their life bond.

A hard life makes a hard man, but when an angel comes calling, he's all ears...and hands...and other body parts.

Garrett Mercer expects to die on a battlefield somewhere in the back end of beyond, fighting for people who don't know him and don't care about him. Recently recruited to the infamous Revenants, he's eager to make his mark. And that starts with the delicate angel he finds in the base medical center. One with sad eyes he wants to see smiling and a body that rouses all his male instincts...

4 - Hearts

I loved it. It was a great, steamy quick read. The characters are very likeable and easy to relate to. When it comes to a quick steamy read Mina gives you some of the best and this one is no exception. So if your looking for a deliciously hot book I definitely recommend reading this one.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

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Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all...

(But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

The boring part: A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.

Come join us tonight.. Friday July 31 at 7pm Eastern when Mina Carter does an Author Takeover on the blog!