Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Lunar Effect by CJ. Pinard - part of the Magic And Alpha's by Multiple Authors

The Lunar Effect by CJ Pinard

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The Lunar Effect by C.J. Pinard

Although I have several of this authors books I have yet to read any of them and this book has definitely turned me into a fan. It was a great book, with a great plot. I will definitely be reading more from this author. I definitely recommend reading. I loved the book and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the set.

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Duty & Desire Series:
Patriotic Duty FREE
Tour of Duty
Boots Beneath My Bed (Miranda's Story)
Playing the Field

Enchanted Immortals Series: 
Enchanted Immortals (Book 1) FREE
Enchanted Immortals 2: The Vortex
Enchanted Immortals 3: The Vampyre
Enchanted Immortals 4: The Vixen
BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation 

Rebel Riders Series:
Soul Rebel FREE
Soul Redemption
Soul Release
Kovah: Soul Seeker

Daughters of Darkness Series:
Lotus (C.J. Pinard) FREE
Jezebel (Kristen Middleton) FREE
(Guardian by C.J. Pinard is where Jezebel’s story finishes)
Blair (Chrissy Peebles) FREE
Dark Dreams
Surviving Darkness
Victoria (W.J. May) FREE

Imperfect Heroes Series 
Hunter (Imperfect Heroes Prequel) Located in the "Billionaires & Bad Boys Anthology" for FREE
Antihero (Imperfect Heroes Book 1)
Above Protection (Imperfect Heroes, Book 2)
Beneath Broken (Imperfect Heroes, Book 3)
Beyond Love (Imperfect Heroes, Book 4)

Unscathed (Standalone paranormal romance with bestselling author, Tim O'Rourke)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Vampire Nation Series..... Books 1 and 2 with Reviews

Vampire Nation Series

Book 1: Vampire Nation
Genre: Dystopian
Author: H.T. Night
Edition: Kindle
Length: 188 Pages
Price: .99


VAMPIRE NATION is the first novel in a brand-new epic dystopian series by #1 bestselling author, H.T. Night. 

Four hundred years into the future, in a dystopian world inside a sphere city called VAMPIRE NATION, there are only three choices for humans: be turned into a vampire at the age of eighteen, become a breeder, or become a feeder slave. 

On the eve of her required turning ceremony, Ariana Waters has second thoughts about becoming a vampire. She won’t be able to bear natural daylight anymore...or have children. And she will not only be bound to obey their vampire creed, she might be expected to participate in genocide. She’s desperate to find an alternative to the legal agreement she’s made. However, her delay or departure from her agreement to turn could get her and her whole family executed for treason. 

Her best friend is a vampire. Her worst enemy is a vampire. And her allies are few and far between. Who can she trust? 

When the family’s feeder human becomes worn out and is replaced by a handsome young man with the kind of strength she’s never seen in anyone, her heart tries to rule her head. Complicating matters is a male friend whose romantic pursuit of her is one week from his own scheduled turning. 

She’s torn asunder by the strict laws where vampires rule humans, spies are everywhere, and punishment for lawbreakers is swift and final. 

As Ariana encounters dark secrets about vampire society, time is running out before her turning ceremony. Will she find a solution to her dilemma, will she turn, or will she destroy everyone she loves? 

It’s not just her own life at stake... 

My Review:

HT has done it again. Another series that I can't seem to get enough of. It slowly reels you in and keeps you hooked. Once I got started I couldn't stop. The only life Ariana has ever known has been in the Sphere. The Sphere is run by vampires. Humans are made to make a life changing decision at the age of 13. Become a Vampire when you turn 18, be a breeder, or a feeder. If they don't become a vampire, breed them, or feed them, then they are considered a traitor and killed. 

Ariana began to regret her decision to become a vampire and devises a plan that is meant to give her more time to figure things out. 

Once I started to get into the story I could very easily place myself or my children in Ariana's place and I couldn't help but root for her. Being able to relate to a character is key for me. Not only was Ariana easy to relate to so were other characters. To me, that is what makes a great story.. 

I definitely recommend reading.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

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Book 2: Enemy Of The Nation
Genre: Dystopian
Author: H.T. Night
Edition: Kindle
Length: 109 pages


ENEMY OF THE NATION is the second novel in an epic dystopian vampire series by #1 bestselling author, 
H.T. Night. 

Four hundred years in the future, in a dystopian sphere city called Vampire Nation, humans have only 
three choices: become a vampire, become a breeder, or become a feeder. But Devin wants something 
forbidden: his freedom. But freedom isn’t free—it always comes at a price... 

Ariana helps Devin escape, but she is caught and arrested. She faces capital charges, but her captors aren’t ready 
to kill her—yet. When she’s interrogated about the resistance movement, her only chance to stay alive is 
not to give them what they want to know. As a prisoner of the highest-ranking vampires, who can Ariana 
trust in a world where vampires enslave humans, spies are people she knows, and the consequences of 
crossing The Creed is death? 

Now outside the Vampire Nation and deeply involved with the resistance fighters, Devin must enlist their 
support to devise and execute a plan to save Ariana. He’s desperate to sneak back inside The Sphere that 
he just escaped, but his new comrades aren’t ready to risk their lives again, so soon. Can Devin save Ariana before 
it’s too late? 

My Review:

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I couldn't wait to dig into the second installment of this series.  By the point of the start of this book I am hooked on the series. Now that Ariana helped Devin escape she is in big trouble. She will be executed. We go through the hell that Ariana goes through while imprisoned by The Creed. All while still holding out hope that Devin will be able to help her.

I was on pins and needles during this book.  I was upset and angry over what Ariana had to endure, all while, even though Devin was making plans to save her, he was on the outside partying. I'm not so sure I would appreciate the love of my life doing that. But it was yet another emotion that this amazing author was able to bring out in my during the book. I was surprised and happy at a new ally that was brought to light, but still a bit suspicious. 

At the end of the book I was left wanting more..... I am now eagerly and semi patiently waiting for the next book.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

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H.T. Night is a paranormal romance writer who also dabs in tradition romance novels. H.T. has a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Cal State Fullerton. H.T. is a full time writer and is currently working on three different book series. You can find H.T. Nights books on Amazon Kindle and the Nook. H.T. has put out two novels within the last month. Werewolf Love Story and the third installment in his Vampire Love Story series Forever and Always.

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Tamed by a Tiger Cover Reveal by Felicity Heaton

Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 13) by Felicity Heaton – Cover Reveal

Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 13)
Felicity Heaton
A snow leopard shifter in the prime of his life, the last thing on August’s mind is tying himself to one female. He welcomes a different one to his bed each night, or at least he had until five months ago when he became alpha. The duties and pressures of running his pride have his libido dead on arrival—until a trip to London to discuss business with the former alpha lands him in the path of a beautiful, bewitching tigress who awakens a passion in him that flares white hot and a need of her that consumes his every moment.
Promised at birth to a male she has never met, Maya has left her pride behind to go to the tiger alpha who is to be her mate, but she can’t leave without saying goodbye to her older brother, Talon. A stop in London at Underworld to see him one last time turns out far different, and far more dangerous, than how she had imagined it when she sets eyes on an alluring crimson-haired stranger who stirs new, unbidden feelings in her, desires that rouse her fiercest and most frightening instincts and demand she stake a claim on him—her fated mate.
Will Maya be strong enough to place her pride and her family’s safety before the desires of her own heart? And will August unravel his feelings for the black-haired beauty before it’s too late and he loses her forever?

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“Cavanaugh, take over a moment,” Sherry called over her shoulder, towards the other end of the bar to Maya’s left.
Her eyes leaped there.
Landed on a huge male with short silver hair who stood with his back to Sherry, the lights playing across his broad shoulders changing his white shirt from blue to red as they shifted.
He twisted at the waist to look at Sherry.
Maya didn’t hear what he said.
She didn’t hear the music.
Didn’t hear anything but the thumping of her heart.
She stared at the male Cavanaugh had been talking to at the end of the bar.
A male with flame red tousled hair and piercing silver eyes that captured hers as he lifted them from his beer to her, looking past the bartender.
Heat rushed through her, fire that burst to life inside her so fiercely she couldn’t catch her breath, and she stared at him, transfixed, lost in those silver eyes as they turned liquid, glowed around his irises and pulled her deeper still, narrowing the world down to only him.
Who was he?
In the wake of the fire that blazed through her blood, her instincts flashed to life, sweeping through her in a devastating wave that stripped all control from her.
She snapped and snarled at the females near her, baring her short fangs at them as a need seized her and drove her to obey it.
A need to fight.
She growled at Sherry through gritted teeth, her fangs slicing into her gums as they elongated.
Sherry backed off, her blue eyes shooting wide as she distanced herself.
On a low growl, Maya leaped onto the black bar, and swiped at her, claws cutting through the air. Sherry ducked beneath her blow, narrowly evading it. Maya’s hackles rose, the urge flowing stronger, driving her harder. She needed to fight. She needed to make sure every female in the vicinity left.
This was her territory now.
She would make that clear.
She opened her mouth to roar.
Someone’s hand slammed down over it, and she struggled as strong arms hauled her backwards, dragging her off the bar. The male held her harder, wrestled with her and managed to restrain her arms, pinning them to her sides. She bit into his palm and he growled at her, a warning she wanted to heed but couldn’t manage to obey.
She needed to fight.
“Calm her the fuck down or you are both out of here, family or fucking not,” a male voice barked and she snarled at the owner of it—the jaguar. “Get this shit under control.”
“Come with me,” Sherry said and Maya struggled harder, needed to reach the female and fight her.
Needed to make this her territory.
Grey grunted and his grip on her tightened, and she flinched as pain arced like lightning through her bones. A show of strength. He was stronger than her, but she wouldn’t let him stop her. He could break her bones if he wanted. She would fight.
She kicked at him, battering his shins.
He bowed backwards, bringing her legs up and making it impossible for her to reach him.
Maya lashed out at everyone in her way instead.
All it did was help her brother by scattering everyone in his way, giving him an open route to take as he followed Sherry.
As she drew closer to the male with the fiery red hair, the need to fight grew stronger, drove her out of her mind and terrified her, leaving her feeling trapped inside her own body. She clawed at Grey’s arms, cutting through his coat and scoring his flesh, but all he did was hiss through his teeth. His grip on her remained too strong for her to break.
She needed to break it.
She needed to fight.
The scarlet-haired male’s silver eyes tracked her until she was level with him, and then casually he looked back down at his beer and resumed speaking with Cavanaugh.
Cold swept through her in response.
All of the fight flowed out of her and she slumped in Grey’s arms, reeling but unsure why.

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 12) by Felicity Heaton – Book Tour

Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 12)
Felicity Heaton
On the verge of bleeding out and hunted by his merciless torturers, Talon has no choice but to seek sanctuary at Underworld, a nightclub run by a jaguar shifter liable to kill him on sight for being a tiger shifter male. What he finds in the old warehouse isn’t the grim shadow of Death though but an angel of mercy, one who offers him salvation and revenge—one who happens to be his fated mate.
Tending bar at Underworld is never dull when you’re a mortal surrounded by immortals, but when a gorgeous tiger shifter covered in blood stumbles into the club, and set’s fire to her boss’s temper, Sherry’s entire world is in danger of being turned on its head. Something about the mysterious warrior has her stepping in to save him, something that ignites her heart and stirs her soul, and no matter how fiercely she fights it, she can’t hold herself back.
When Talon reveals the name of his captors, and his plan to head back in to save his friends, will Sherry be brave enough to embrace the feelings he stirs in her and step deeper into the world of immortals? And will Talon be strong enough to resist the lure of Sherry to protect his family’s secret or will he risk everything to claim his eternal mate?

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Talon’s knees hit the tarmac with a bone-crunching jolt and he sagged forwards, breath sawing from his lips as he fought to remain conscious and drive the pain back as it swarmed him, threatening to drag him into the waiting darkness. He couldn’t pass out here. They would find him.
He wearily lifted his head and growled low in his throat at the effort it took to do such a simple thing now. Not good.
He gazed down at his lap and then his trembling left hand as he pulled it away from his bare stomach. His hand wobbled and blurred, and he blinked hard, fighting to clear his vision and refusing to let the pain ricocheting through him, a bone-deep savage onslaught that wouldn’t abate, overcome him. The streetlight off to his right caught the thick layer of blood on his hand and turned it black and shiny.
“Fuck,” he growled through clenched teeth and tears stung his eyes.
He forced his right hand up and scrubbed it across his face, rubbing them away.
No damn way he was going to cry, no matter how dire things looked.
He wouldn’t give up.
He pressed his damp right hand into the gritty road and pushed himself onto his feet. Lightning flash through him, fire licking along the length of the wound across his stomach, and he gritted his teeth so hard they creaked, but he kept going, kept pushing, kept refusing to just lie down and die.
Death would be a mercy, one that probably wouldn’t find him before the bastards hunting him did.
Talon staggered onto his bare feet, stumbled a few steps and grunted as his right shoulder smashed into the wall that lined the narrow alley.
Awareness prickled down his spine and he looked over his left shoulder, his long beard scraping his skin and his shaggy black hair falling to obscure his eyes. He didn’t have the strength to push it out of his face.
Or the time.
They were coming.
Closing in now.
He had to keep moving. He was close.
The world wobbled around him, losing colour at times, as he stumbled forwards, clutching his stomach with his left hand and wincing with each laboured step. That damned lightning and fire zapped and danced through him with each shift of his body that disturbed the worst of his injuries, forcing him to breathe shallowly in an effort to keep it at bay.
It wasn’t going to end here.
His right ankle gave out and the tarmac loomed in his vision again, but this time he managed to catch himself at the last moment.
Would’ve been a triumph if he hadn’t face-planted into a brick wall instead.
He rested against it, giving himself a moment, aware that if he kept pushing this hard he was going to pass out and that would land him back in their hands.
That prickling sensation came again, warning him they were narrowing the search, growing closer with every moment he stood still. He had to keep moving, even if it was only inches at a time. He leaned against the wall, using it for support and clawing his way along it with his right hand, his fingertips aching as he dragged his weight.
His muscles trembled beneath his skin, on the verge of going liquid as his strength drained away.
Another sensation joined the first.
One of dread that hounded him as he pulled himself forwards with dogged determination.
There were more than night shadows behind him.
There was death.
It was stalking him like the hunters, waiting for that moment when he gave in.
Talon ground his teeth and staggered forwards, calling on all of his strength and refusing to give up. He hadn’t given up when the hunters had caught him. He hadn’t given up all the times they had demanded he shift into his tiger form and then tortured him with cattle prods to force him to turn back. He hadn’t given up when they had left him naked and bleeding in that infernal cage or all the times they had dragged him back to his cell, letting their other captives witness him at his weakest.
He would never give up.
He kept inching forwards, the pain mounting inside him stealing his breath as it reached a new crescendo and fresh warmth spilled across his left hand, his life draining from him. Couldn’t give up. Wouldn’t.
Talon growled and pushed onwards, near-blind as fire blazed inside him, devouring his strength and setting every nerve in his body alight. Instinct drove and guided him, a deep desire to survive that lived within all feline shifter species, as strong and undeniable as the need to defend their territory.
Something he was deeply aware of as he finally reached the end of the alley and his destination.
He stared across the narrow road to the red-brick warehouse.
He shouldn’t be here, but he was desperate, had nowhere else to go and no hope of surviving if he couldn’t convince the shifter who owned the building to give him sanctuary.
The chance of that happening was slim, about as slender as him surviving the night.
But he had to risk it.
Underworld was his only hope now.
He checked the silent street in both directions, studying the shadows to make sure he wasn’t being watched, and then limped across it to the other side, slumped against the wall and clawed himself forwards, towards the broad door beneath the unlit neon sign.
The scent of shifter hit him hard, flowing from a torn up piece of wood beside the door, the owner’s calling card and a message to other male cat shifters in their prime.
A warning to stay away.
He couldn’t.
He reached the door and rested, breathing hard and fighting the nerves rising inside him to mingle with the pain. His limited senses stretched around him, ears pricking as he listened for a sign of life—both inside the building and outside it with him. There was no one in the streets around him, but inside were two heartbeats, not far on the other side of the door.
Talon pulled his hand away from his stomach and banged his fist on the door.
It swung open the moment he made contact and he lost balance, falling inside to land in a heap on the floor.
“We’re closed,” a deep gruff male voice called from the darkness. “I thought you’d locked up?”
Talon ignored the male and crawled forwards, dragging himself with both hands now, desperation driving him and urging him onwards, into the gloom. He growled. He was moving too slowly, the distance between him and the door not growing quickly enough. He needed to go faster.
Pain shot through him, his ears ringing with it and heart labouring in response, and he clutched his stomach with his left hand again, grunting as he fought it. When it eased, he pushed up on his right hand and shuffled forwards, holding his stomach with his other hand. The scent of his own blood filled his nostrils and his vision wobbled again.
He pressed harder with his left hand, trying to stem the bleeding. It wasn’t slowing.
Silence fell like a thick shroud.
Eyes landed on him, intent and focused.
The air shifted and a growl echoed through the enormous room, unholy and vicious.
A warning he felt all the way down to his bones.
To his soul.
His hope ended here.
The shifter was going to kill him.

'I received a copy of this book from the author as part of a blog tour in exchange for an honest review.'

As with every other book by this amazing author I absolutely LOVED this book. There only a handful of authors that I can honestly say that about. 
The characters were amazing. Sherry is one that those of us that have been following the series have known. Talon is a great addition. He is protective and dominating and a sexy alpha at that. He wants Sherry, but wants to protect his family and the secret that they carry. 

Sherry is a human bartender at Underworld. The only human that is employed there and is like a little sister to the owner. Kyter doesn't want some shifter trying to mate with is 'little sister' and wants a piece of Talon for that reason and a few others. Talon definitely has his work cut out for him. Not only does he want Sherry he needs Kyter and his friends help to save his friends from Archangel.

It's fast paced, sexy and Talon is everything that we look for in a hot shifter. I definitely recommend reading. This book can be read as a stand alone but it can be a little confusing trying to figure out who a lot of the characters are without reading the whole series.

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places: