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- Destiny Divided (Shadows of Destiny Book 1)
on April 15, 2011
Honestly, I had to put this one down. I just wasn’t immediately drawn into the characters. When I came back I could kick myself for ever stopping. I am such a schmuck!
Sage is an extremely strong character. I enjoyed the personal, internal journey the author lead us on. The author does an exceptional job in expressing the emotions Sage has and is going through making a connection form easily with the character. She is also completely kick-ass and you have to love that.
James is an arrogant, know-it-all, but sexy as hell professor. His initial intentions for Sage were not so honorable, but James soon realizes love is more important than vengeance. When this happens the alpha male comes out, and the “MINE” phrases begin. You know I love that!!! Yes I do!!!
There is quite a few surprises in this novel, and that I enjoyed. The sarcastic humor was exceptional. Shaw pulled a snort or two from me, I will admit. However, what lacked for me was the sexual relationship of the characters. The first encounters (plural) were referred to but not addressed. This left a big void for me in the novel. I sat back and thought “What the heck! When did that happen?” and flipped back pages to see if I missed something. Then I read the page numbers to see if I was missing pages. Next I realized the information I was looking for just wasn’t there! There is a scene eventually where the leads have a private meeting, but at that point I was a wee bit frustrated.
Would I read the next addition? Yes, for the fact of the great sarcastic humor, and the potential of the series.
- Bound By Blood (A Vampire/Werewolf Romance)
on April 20, 2011
This was a very quick read, but it was VERY good!
The door to hell is open and demons are coming to our world. Their primary targets are vampires and werewolves. The only way to defeat the demons is by an alliance. An alliance of enemies, the werewolves and the vampires alliance becomes solid if the vampires allow a pure blood vampire princess to mate (blood bond) with the alpha of the pack. Now this gets quite interesting very quickly….oh yeah and extremely HOT!
Jace is the ultimate bad boy, and alpha of the pack. For years he has guarded Morgan, why you ask? Because he fell for her the moment he laid eyes on her. Jace now has the leverage to make Morgan his and he gladly will use it.
Morgan was raised to despise and fear werewolves, but this man who is to be her mate contradicts all she thought. Not only is he honorable, loyal, and surprisingly protective of her, but he is also extremely sexy. Morgan had no intentions of making their mating sexual, now, she can not wait to be vertical, horizontal, upside down, right side up…you know what I am saying LOL!
As their love grows and the fight for their races begin this novella takes off. The sexual chemistry was phenomenal and the story line was great. Honestly though I wish Eden would have lengthened this out. There was so many areas that could have been covered. Also the characters were extremely interesting, I would have liked to have had much more of the couple.
BTW Eden is my new addiction!
- Guarding Suzannah
on April 22, 2011
Suzannah works as a criminal defense attorney and let’s just say she won’t be receiving a lot of Christmas cards from the police force. Making mince meat out of their testimony is her specialty thus leading to her nick name “She-Rex”. Now that she has a creepy stalker escalating in his attempts to get to her she must force herself to trust a cop. THE cop that draws her eye whenever he is in the room, John Quigg.
John as been borderline obsessed with Suzannah for two years. The first time encountering her in a court room has been forever branded in his mind. The opportunity has come for him to get one on one time with her as her personal body guard/faux boyfriend. However, when this case is closed John intends to be a real boyfriend and forever fixture in her life. Now he just has to convince her of that.
This was a good storyline with some quick wit humor,which I love. I would have liked a bit more where the chemistry was concerned. Also, there were two secondary characters I would have enjoyed more involvement from, Ray and Grace. These two strong, and funny characters, when making an appearance, added a great deal to the story. They made John and Suzannah feel more relatable.
As far as the climax or the who done it to the story, in my opinion was reached abruptly. I would have liked more detail about the big baddy and more information about the character.
All in all I enjoyed this novella. I believe there is potential for this series and plan to continue.