Monthly Archives: September 2012

If I Were You

I was extremely excited to receive an ARC* to read this book. I can honestly say I was not disappointed at all! Author Lisa Renee Jones has managed to create a book that is not only a well written and engaging story, but does double duty as a super-hot and sexy romance novel as well.

If I Were You has two very sexy domineering alpha males, I was drawn to both of them. One we got to know a little bit, one not so much, he is still a mystery.  Sarah is a school teacher on summer break at loose ends.  Her best friend and neighbor (Ella) has suddenly eloped asking Sarah to take care of her personal possessions.  One of the things Sara has to pack up is a storage unit that Ella won at auction.

This storage unit contains journals written by a woman named Rebecca. The entries are filled with Rebecca’s mysterious erotic love life. They are very personal and very private. Why would Rebecca just leave these lying around? Did something happen to her? As Sarah reads these journals she finds herself obsessed with finding this woman, and to give her back her things.   These are the questions that drive Sara to look for her. Following a small amount of clues that she gathers leads her to gallery where Rebecca was last known to work. What she didn’t expect was to be hired as Rebecca’s fill in after she encounters the Gallery’s manager at a function.  Sara has always dreamed of working in the Art Industry. This is perfect way to not only make her dream a reality, but to also learn more about Rebecca.

At the gallery Sarah meets Mark Compton, her sexy new boss, and Christian Merit, her favorite artist.  Mark is dominating, intimidating, curt and demanding  and has  this dangerous air about him, but oh is he alluring.   Christian is controlling, but in an extremely sexy.  He’s charming, and even though he’s a rich and famous artist, he’s very humble. He seems to be very protective of Sara when it comes to Mark. Christian certainly has a way of marking his territory when it comes to her. Christian and Sara ultimately begin a torrid sexual relationship. Their chemistry was off the charts HOT!!! from the get go.

This first story in the trilogy left you with a huge cliffhanger and multiple questions that have yet to be answered: What happened to Rebecca? Who is the mystery man mentioned in her journals? Where is Ella? (Something about her jetting off like that didn’t sit right with me). Who was the creep at the storage facility? Is Chris going to ultimately push Sara away because he isn’t relationship material? There are so many freaking unanswered questions, I can go on and on about it. To say I want the next book now is an understatement.

* My ARC came from the author for editing purposes only.  I purchased the book as soon as it was available.*

You can purchase this book here:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/If-I-Were-You-ebook/dp/B0095VKZUK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1348250790&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-were-you-lisa-renee-jones/1112622048?ean=9781476726045

Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/lisa-renee-jones/if-i-were-you/_/R-400000000000000794275

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Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark & Deadly #1)

THE HERO: Royce Walker—the oldest Walker brother and a former FBI Negotiator. The silent type, Royce urges others to talk, having learned there are far more rewards from listening than running his mouth. When he does speak, he doesn’t hold back, his opinions made readily available. He can be abrupt and tough, overbearing even. But none of this stops women from seeing the appeal of his rock hard six-foot-three frame and long, dark hair.

Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hot’s for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hands off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn’t willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion might just be the death of them both.
Remember the song; “Some enchanted evening, When you find your true love,
When you feel her call you, across a crowded room”. When Royce Walker and Lauren Reynolds Looked at each other from across a crowded room at her father’s birthday party you could see the sparks flying. They’ve secretly admired each other from afar.
Lauren just ended a dull relationship and her best friend is trying to talk her into getting back into the game. Royce is at the party, unbeknownst to Lauren to be her secret body-guard at her father’s request. As their love builds so does the danger Lauren is in. What will happen when Lauren finds out that Royce was hired to protector her in secret? Will Royce keep Lauren Safe? Will their Love survive? You’ll just have to read the story to find out.

 

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Bound by Blood

It’s an Immortal War…
Vampires and werewolves have been blood enemies for centuries, but now a new threat is rising…demons are escaping from hell and those demons are intent on wiping out both the vamps and the werewolves.
When you have no one to trust…

In order to stop the demons, pure blood vampire princess Morgan LaBeaux agrees to the treaty offered by werewolf alpha Jace Vaughn. She’ll mate with him, share her blood with him…and in return, the wolves will aid the vampires in this battle.

The enemy of my enemy is my husband…

Morgan is the vampire princess, a pure blood, and Jace is an alpha werewolf. This story is full of fast-paced action, the plot moves quickly and is done in such a great way, like Ms. Eden always does. I was pulled into Jace and Morgan romance as they faced betrayal and fought the demons. I just wished that this story had been longer. While everything was worked out and wrapped up neatly, I would have like to see a little more.

All in all i give it an A- only because I really wish it was longer.

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Bound in Darkness

Warning: This novella is a sexy paranormal romance. As such, it contains blood, sex, vampires, and a hot alpha werewolf. Violence and adult language?

Hunter…

When it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pure blood vamp, the assassin thinks it will be just business as usual. One less vicious vamp on the streets…one more undead parasite gone from the earth. Then he meets her.

Protector…

Allison Gray isn’t the prey that Cade expects. Beautiful, innocent, she stirs a dark desire within him. Allison hasn’t transformed fully into a vampire, not yet, and it’s Cade’s job to make sure that she never does. Allison thinks that he’s at her side to keep her safe, but Cade is supposed to pick the right moment–and kill her.

Lover…

Killing Allison is soon the last thing that Cade plans. As she begins the transformation that will turn her into a vampire, her blood lust and their desire merge in an explosion of need that neither can control. But Allison’s enemies are closing in, and the coming battle will take Cade and Allison beyond life, beyond love…and into a deadly darkness that waits to claim them both.

Thain has good reasons to hate Vampires. Allison is running from vampires and does not understand what is happening to her. Can desire turn into love? Can love help build trust and forget past hurts?

To find out the answers you’ll have to read this Smokin’ Hot book. I finished it in 5 1/2 hours because I could not put it down. Go ahead and read it. I double-dog dare you to…LOL.

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Healer (Underground Guardians 2)

Marcella Hunter has always known she was different from pretty much everyone else. She has a special gift that makes others want to be able to control her so that they have control of her power to heal others. Her mother had the same gift but rather than be used by others chose death. Marcella was raised by her aunt. Now some men that are super soldiers are after her and they don’t’ care what they have to do to get her. They are not about to let anyone or anything get in their way. Marcella has always been on the run but she knows something evil is headed her way and she has to find a way to escape this latest problem. Marcella is also going to have to find out why she has this overwhelming desire to be with and stay with a man she doesn’t know but feels that she does. That man is Diego Montez but is he someone she can trust or is he part of the evil that is after her? Marcella has always had very good instincts and even though they are screaming at her to trust Diego she must be careful because she has never felt this way about anyone and she doesn’t want to trust her feelings and find out too late that she made the wrong decision.

Diego Montez is racing to save Marcella because she is also the key to help defeat the super soldiers. First he has to convince her to trust him and that he means her no harm. What Diego never expected was to find out that Marcella is his mate. Now he has to deal with his overwhelming instinct to make Marcella his right now but if he doesn’t he will be too distracted to protect her the way his instincts insist on. Diego knows that time is quickly running out for them to have much in the way of choices so he is going to have to talk fast and show Marcella that he means her no harm. One of the ways he will be able to get Marcella to trust him is to let her heal the child she has come to heal but they will have to be careful that the enemies hunting them both doesn’t find them first.

Diego is fast finding that Marcella has a mind of her own and he isn’t going to be able to order her about to get her to do what needs to be done. He also knows that their true strength lies in them bonding and making their connecting as strong as they can otherwise the super soldiers will win and this is one fight Diego and Marcella cannot afford to lose. It is going to be a race against time if they are going to have any hope of survival.

This book continues the tale of Area 51. A definite MUST Read especially if You are planning to read “The Legend of Michael” and “The Storm that is Sterling”.

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Hot Vampire Kisses (Vampire Wardens 1)

Marissa’s month hasn’t been going the way she thought it would and it just got a whole lot worse. Marissa is about to find out about a world she had no idea existed and she is going to find out about it in a way that she could have done without. One night Marissa is attacked by a werewolf which infects her and she is suddenly finding out that vampires and werewolves do exist and that her life just might be over.

Evan Brooks became a vampire when he and his brothers were attacked by a vampire they went to hunting for the animal that had attacked and killed half of their town. Evan and his brothers were saved by a Warden and now they are Wardens charged with finding a werewolf that is attacking women. The werewolf is a rogue and it is the brothers’ job to track it down and take care of it before it kills anyone else. What Evan didn’t expect is to find a woman who is in the sights of the werewolf or to have feelings for her in just a short amount of time.

HOT VAMPIRE KISS is book 1 on Lisa Renee Jones’ new series, the Vampire Wardens. Fans of paranormal or vampires will adore this great new voice in the genre. The characters are engrossing and the story is fast paced that once the reader starts it they will find it hard to put down. There is also plenty of action for those readers that enjoy action in their romances

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Protector (Underground Guardian 1)

Holly Heart is a scientist that is interested only in helping people. She knows her genetic research can do that and has found several answers to some diseases that will save people’s lives. There were other scientist and government officials that wanted to use genetic research to create super soldiers. What most people don’t know is that they succeeded in creating the super soldiers. Now there is a fight going on that most people don’t know about but that Holly is suddenly going to find herself in the middle of. If she doesn’t trust the right person it could very well mean her life and the life of others. Into her life walks Mason Alexander and now the question is can she trust him and just what is she going to do with the overwhelming attraction she feels for him.

Mason Alexander has been quietly fighting a war to protect the innocent against super soldiers that most people are completely unaware of their existence. Mason’s latest mission is to get Holly to help the government find a way to take care of the super soldiers because if they can’t find a way to stop the soldiers than the soldiers just might get what they ultimately want: world domination. Mason knew Holly was important to the fight what he didn’t expect was to find out how important she was going to become to him. Now they are going to have race against time to stay ahead of the soldiers and their leader or Holly just might end up dead.

The super soldiers’ leader is after both Mason and Holly so that he can get what he ultimately wants and that is to rule the world. Mason is going to have to find out who he can trust to help him with the enemy so that the world will have a chance to survive. Mason is suddenly finding out things that he never knew but with Holly’s help just might be able to over come what is coming. The only way to find out if they are going to survive is to find a weakness in the super soldiers because a battle is coming and they need to be prepared for what is coming.

Without their permission, a group of soldiers have been turned into super soldiers, their genes altered by injection with alien DNA. The change has brought the man’s strength, super healing ability and other incredible powers, but in a number of the men the change has also turned them evil. So it remains to those who retain their honor, the Black Knights, to protect humanity from their brethren.

This is the book that led to the author’s newest book The Legend of Michael. This gives the reader a little background on the world she built around Area 51. This is a very engaging story to read and will be very hard to put down until the very end

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The Storm That is Sterling

The Storm That Is Sterling (Zodius, #2)Adam, the leader of the evil Zodius soldiers has developed a street drug from his newborn’s DNA that is so addictive that he could easily created a worldwide dependency on him as the only source, as withdrawal kills the user. This drug will give Adam the power to rule the entire population if his plan for mass distribution is achieved. Sterling, and a brilliant, cancer stricken scientist, must stop Adam before it’s too late. But can Sterling trust this woman when he discovers this drug might be her only way of surviving cancer?. Is he in bed, and in love, with the enemy?

The Hero: Sterling

He was created, molded, formed from life, love, and misery…

Lethally daring. Ruthlessly passionate. He invites death to his door. Welcomes it with each breath he draws, each step he takes. And thus he is danger. A volatile storm that will sweep across the calm realms of humanity and shake it to the depths of its core. And that storm is…Sterling.

Sterling Jeter, Renegade Super Soldier, is fearless, powerful, and wildly unpredictable. His life-threatening mission is to save the beautiful, brilliant astrobiologist Rebecca Burns from ruthless villain Adam Rain. But their immutable mutual attraction threatens to put them in the path of death… or worse…Can the both over-come their mutual past and the paths they crossed in high school? Your just going to have to read this book and find out.

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Hot Vampire Seduction (Vampire Wardens 2)

Hot Vampire Seduction (Vampire Wardens 2)Hot Vampire Seduction is the second book in a hot, erotic vampire series, but stands alone as its own story. Reading out-of-order will not hurt the enjoyment of the story.

Explicit — hot! Ménage included; you have been warned.

About HOT VAMPIRE SEDUCTION:

The underground vampire population of Austin, Texas has taken to hosting orgies with human women who’ve been forced to indulge in a new aphrodisiac. The drug, Blood Red, is a mixture of a rare type of werewolf blood and that of a vampire. Blood Red creates an insatiable desire for sex in the user to the point of pain in the absence of pleasure. Sometimes that pain leads to death.

Vampire Warden, Aiden Brooks, has spent more than a hundred years enforcing the laws of his race, and life has taught him that anyone that he allows into his world ends up dead. Despite knowing this all too well, having painfully loved and lost in his past, when his search for the creator of Blood Red places coroner Kelly Riggs directly in both his path, and that of a dangerous clan of vampires, his desire for her goes well beyond offering her protection. He’s drawn to her bravery, seduced by her feisty spirit and beauty, but he is determined to resist her, fearing he will put her in harm’s way.

But Kelly is already on the radar of the enemy, and when she gets too close to the evil vampire clan’s secrets, she is given Blood Red. Now Aiden’s hunger for her might be the only thing that can keep her alive but who will save her from him?

What can I say but riveting. I read this book in 5 hours. I could NOT put it down. It is about family loyalty, love and denying that love, and deception. Have I grabbed your attention yet. Pick up this book then. I know you WILL enjoy it.

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