New Release: Twisted Saga Origins - Jason Blayne

Synopsis: Every day is a struggle, every hour a battle within to decide his fate. Torn between these decisions a young man with the will of iron and steel. In the foothills of the South, things are not always slow and laid back. Sometimes you have to look through the mist of the night at an entirely different world of chaos. It feels natural for his rambunctious bunch, that means getting to that next level of crazy with force. Josh Bradshaw, Justin Adamson, & James Cline are the notorious troublesome trio who enjoy nothing more than creating havoc & drama but never get pinned for their misdeeds. Life alters their brotherhood when a series of events force their hand to examine how everything has not turned out as planned. Two of the three dwell down deeper into a secondary life of organized crime until a rat goes to the authorities & cleans house. How much more can things free fall in the process? Everything from illegal street racing to brawling in the street to protect the…

Review: Black Bears of Independence - K.R.Hall

Blurb:  The ghost town of Independence, Colorado is beginning to thrive again. A clan of black bear shifters has settled in and opened the Independence Dude Ranch.
Alpha Corbin Hurst has dreamed of his fated mate ever since he and his clan began work in Independence. He longs for his mate and the future they will have.
Eloise Freimont has sworn off men since breaking up with her boyfriend. She has come to Independence Dude Ranch to get her mind focused on her life, not on the sex-on-a-stick Corbin Hurst.
Julius has followed Eloise to get her back one way or the other. He has decided if he can’t have her no one else can.
Someone is spying on the Black Bears of Independence Clan. He has his plans for the town and wants the shifters gone permanently. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
When Corbin explains about shifters and fated mates to Eloise will she think he is crazy and run away? What will Julius do when he discovers Eloise is interested in another man? Who is this mysterious…

Review: The Reaper - Barbara Devlin

The Reaper by Barbara Devlin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After fleeing an unscrupulous business partner, who lured her into a perilous trap in order to steal her fortune, Charitye Vanderley is assaulted and left for dead. Saved by a less than honorable, altogether vulgar but handsome hero, she must survive in a foreign land, surrounded by strangers, and she knows not who to trust. Desperate, she places her fate in Blade Reyson's callused hands, as she has no one else to defend her, but her errant knight is not what she believes. Alone and afraid, she takes a leap of faith on her unconventional champion, sets sail for Virginia, and prays Blade will not disappoint her, but she does not guard her heart.

The last in a legendary line of motely pirates, Blade 'Reaper' Reyson sails the seas in search of prize and booty, but he knows the world is changing, and his days as a buccaneer are numbered. When he rescues a young woman floating in the waters ne…

Review: Gone With the Ghost - Erin McCarthy

Gone With The Ghost by Erin McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Which he is…

Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan’s counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.

An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan’s former partner, Marne…

Review: Protected by my Boss - Tia Siren

Protected By My Boss by Tia Siren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My secretary needs my protection. 
I’m a billionaire. I’m used to taking what’s mine. 
But Joanna is the one woman I’ll keep out of my bed. 
Don’t get me wrong. She’s hot. 
Curves that make a man hard - and the purity of an angel. 
But a man like me doesn’t crush angels. 
Her psycho ex is coming after her. 
I’ll hide her away in my mansion out of town. 
Just me and her – and my desire to f*ck her. 
But I won’t touch her. 
I won’t take advantage of her. 
She wants to show me her gratitude. 
Begs to repay me. 
I’ll let her strip for me and then picture her body later - imaging it’s her hand on my c*ck. 
That’s as far as I’ll let it go. 
But who the hell am I kidding?
I’m hard - but I’m not made of steel.

It was a good story, but I had some serious issues with the timelines being off and the grammatical errors. How can someone have just gone missing 8 hours prior, flip a cou[ple pages and it's been 2 days, go forward a couple mor…

Review: You Were Mine - Abbi Glines

You Were Mine by Abbi Glines
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, this book was a lot more emotional than I had expected. I did not have any prior knowledge of either character, being completely new to the series. Perhaps my feelings would have been different if I had started the series at the beginning and had read about these characters before reading their book, but I doubt it.

Bethy has not led an easy life. At 16 she met the love of her life. At 16 she watched him walk away. She had to deal with a lot by herself so I don't blame her for how she led her life until Jace came into her life. She was doing the best she could to cope. Jace changed her life and she found herself falling in love again. After losing Jace she felt she had lost a part of herself and she blamed herself. Tripp has loved Bethy since she was 16 but because of forces beyond his control, he had to walk away from her always intending to come back. Unfortunately when he did, it was too late and she had moved on... wit…

Review: Cursed - Lucy Leroux

Cursed - A Spellbound Regency Novel by Lucy Leroux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second story I've read by this author, the first being a much shorter story included in an anthology, and honestly, I've been asking myself why I waited this long to read more of her work. I'd like to say I'm a lover of historical romances, but in all honesty, I'm pretty picky about which ones I read. Cursed was recommended to me by a fellow book lover as something that I might really enjoy and she was so right.

A historical romance with paranormal elements, Cursed managed to capture my attention and keep it. I was drawn in by the mystery of Matteo's malady and the expense hit father would go to in order to help his son. Enter our heroine, Isobel who is hiding a secret of her own that could possibly be the solution to Matteo's curse and the story truly gets interesting.

For someone who is choosy about what historical books she reads, I found myself devouring Cursed. I f…