Κυριακή, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Hunter's Season (Elder Races, #4.7) by Thea Harrison

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SUMMARY


As a palace guard and assassin for the Dark Fae, Xanthe always wore a mask, hiding her emotions to do her duty. But when her identity is compromised, she trades undercover work for guarding Queen Niniane—a position that often brings her in contact with Chancellor Aubrey Riordan.

Aubrey’s trust is shattered. A year ago his wife tried to assassinate their new queen in his name, a betrayal of everything he believes in. And now an attack on his life is proof the dark conspiracy is not yet over. Although injured and weak, Aubrey can’t help but be drawn to this shy assassin and loyal protector. Xanthe is everything Naida wasn’t, and the passion she stirs in him is something he thought had long passed him by.


MY REVIEW
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Aubrey and Xanthe

Xanthe is an assasin/guardian for the fae court and she works for Niniane and Trago. We met her at Devil's Gate.
Chancellor Aubrey was going to be a king if Niniane did not accept becoming a queen. As we have seen in Storm's Heart, Aubrey is a good person while his wife was evil and she was plotting against Niniane. Now his wife is dead and he does not plan to have another one until he meets Xanthe.
Xanthe is assigned to him by Niniane for protection and after a brutal attack, the two of them will spend a lot of time together at Xanthe's cottage until Aubrey recovers.
Aubrey does not hide his interest in Xanthe, while she thinks that she is not good enough for him:

Don't play with me just because you're bored.

Aubrey feels too old and tired, but he finds Xanther irresistible:

I'm falling in love with you. And damn, it's a deep deep fall.

This is a slow burn romance that takes place in the Dark Fae Realm. It is so sweet and beautiful the way the love grows. It should definitely have had to be a longer novel, but still it is engaging and heartwarming.

Devil's Gate (Elder Races, #4.6) by Thea Harrison

Devil's Gate (Thea Harrison)

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SUMMARY


When it comes to love between a medusa and a Vampyre, it’s every man, woman, and snake for themselves…

A Novella of the Elder Races

As a coroner, medusa Seremela Telemar has always felt more comfortable chatting over a dead body than over drinks. But when her wild niece, Vetta, runs off to Devil’s Gate, a lawless town that has sprung up overnight in a modern-day gold rush, she knows she has to extricate her before the rebellious girl gets into real trouble. Though she’s confident in her head snakes’ ability to defend her against attackers, Seremela is still a bit nervous about braving this modern-day Wild West by herself.

Vampyre Duncan Turner is not about to let his new co-worker go into that chaos alone. His Vampyric power and lawyer smarts make him the perfect ally, and the fact that he already had his eye on Seremela for more…personal reasons, doesn’t hurt matters. Any romantic thoughts pull up short, however, when they arrive at Devil’s Gate and learn Vetta is set to hang by morning.

In order to save Vetta and themselves, Seremela and Duncan are going to have to fight fire with force and magic with fangs. And pray they make it out of Devil’s Gate alive.


MY REVIEW


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During the last scene of "Natural Evil" a girl steals a pack of tarot cards from Claudia who does not really care about them because she is busy running away with Luis.

That girl was Vetta, the restless niece of Seremela Telemar, the medical examiner who works for Carlin and Rune. Seremela is also a medusa i.e. a monster from the greek mythology who instead of hair, she has little snakes on her head. Usually medusas are the bad guys in books. In this case Seremela is a very nice girl who really cares for her niece.

So, when Vetta gets into trouble at Devil's Gate, Seremela runs to her rescue.
Devil's Gate is a magical place where people gain money mostly from gambling. You can say it is an alternative Las Vegas, much more dangerous and dark and full of magical beings from the Elder races.

Duncan is a vampire lawyer who also works for Rune and Carlin and he is very interested in Seremela. So, he will not hesitate to go with her and help her. The danger will bring love sparkles and we will officially see the first and only mating between a medusa and a vampire.

The little snakes on Seremela's head behave like pets and definitely steal the show. And they truly like Duncan.

Duncan began to laugh as her snakes wrapped around his neck and his upper arms.



Natural Evil (Elder Races, #4.5) by Thea Harrison

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Natural Evil (Thea Harrison)


SUMMARY


Claudia Hunter is on a road trip through the Nevada desert when she sees the body of a dog on the side of the highway. Pulling over to investigate, she quickly determines that the enormous animal is clinging to life. While working to save him with the help of the local vet, Claudia realizes there s something about the creature that seems "more." Other. "Wyr." Which makes this case of animal cruelty attempted murder.

Too injured to shape shift, Luis Alvaraz is reluctant to tell Claudia what he knows about his attack, afraid it will only make her a target. But the sheriff is corrupt, and his attackers know Luis is alive and vulnerable. To make matters worse, a sandstorm is sweeping into town, and if they're going to survive the night, Luis will have to place all his trust in Claudia.


MY REVIEW


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Luis and Claudia

Claudia is a tough retired special forces. On her way to Nevada, she discovers by the road a big, scary dog almost dead. She decides to help the poor animal and she finds a vet in the nearest town. Almost straight away she has understand that the dog is more than a dog.
Luis is a Wyr and his alternative form is dog. It takes a while for him to trust Claudia and reveal his human form.

I liked Jackson the vet. I loved the age difference betwen Claudia and Luis (almost 15 years). I had such fun with Claudia's efforts to convince Luis to show his real self.

"I think I'm going to name you Precious."

And I adored their love story which started as a slow burn romance thing and then it accelarated. Luis does not seem to have any hesitation to mate and connect his long life span as a Wyr to the short life span of Claudia who is also much older than him.

I had given initially 4 stars to their story because it felt incomplete in the end, but I think I will increase my rating to 5 stars. I have seen in the next books that their story proceeds and they are really happy together.


Πέμπτη, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2018

BOOK COVER REVEAL: Rewrite the Stars by Charleigh Rose

Title: Rewrite the Stars
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2018 Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser @RBA Designs Cover Model: Lucas Facchini
Evangeline Thorne is privileged. 
Beautiful and popular, if not a little jaded. 
A chance encounter with a green-eyed stuntman sets off a chain of events that turns her perfect, little world upside down.
Short on options and desperate for adventure, she joins the traveling carnival for the summer.
Thrust into a world full of drama, deception, and secrecy, Evangeline tries to find herself and protect her heart in the process. 
Sebastian McAllister is cursed.
He knows better than to think otherwise. 
He’s content to live out the rest of his life traveling the country as one of the four Sons of Eastlake, seeking thrills the only way he knows how. 
The one thing he doesn’t see coming is the spoiled blond with stars in her eyes. 
The only problem is, the more time he spends with her, the more hope starts to stir in his dormant heart. 
Too bad hope is a dangerous thing when you’re a McAllister.
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