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Book Review-Renegade

Renegade
Elite Ops (5)
Lora Leigh
St Martins
Paperback
404 Pages
Published September 2010
Romantic Suspense
ISBN 978-0-312-94583-1

Synopsis 
One Elite Ops agent is on assignment involving a beautiful woman. But his involvement is about to go beyond the call of duty — and into the real m of dangerous desire…

A HIGH-RISK MISSION
As a bridal shop owner, Mikayla Martin helps make women’s wedding dreams come true. Her own life, however, has become a nightmare since she witnessed a murder — and got an up-close-and-personal look at the killer. What’s worse: She knows she knows him. But the police, after doing an alibi check, don’t believe her. It’s up to Mikayla to prove them wrong…and do whatever it takes to solve the murder by herself.

A TO-DIE-FOR PASSION
Elite Ops agent Nikolai Steele, code name Renegade, is asked to pay an old comrade a favor. This friend swears he’s no killer — and Nik believes him — even though he’s been mistaken as one by Mikayla. So Nik goes to set her straight…but the moment he lays eyes on the fiery and determined beauty, he knows he’s in too deep. A woman this irresistible can only mean trouble and, sure enough, after sticking her nose in one too many places, someone wants Mikayla dead. Now Nik must find a way to keep her safe, clear his friend’s name, and find the real killer, who remains on the loose…

Summary:
Mikayla Martin, is a bridal shop owner and works with her closest friend. When she is witness to a murder, her life just starts to spiral downward, with no end in sight. No one but her family believes what she saw, and Mikayla knows that it is up to her to make sure justice is served. Nikolai Steele, a agent for the Elite Ops has returned because he owes a favor, and his job is to get his friend proven innocent of being accused of murdering someone, and so he goes to the accuser planning on finding out what her motive is in lying, but the moment he sees her and hears her voice he knows that things will just start to get worse for him. Nikolai has a heart of steel and ice, until he starts to work with her, and each day he is full of emotions where he thought he had buried them deep, and Mikayla reaches places so deeply hidden in himself, that he can’t stop himself from falling in love with her, despite his refusal to do so. But sometimes fate has a way of turning our world upside down with true love…

The Hero (Nikolai Steele)
Nikolai is known as a mercenary, but he has been a Elite Ops agent for many years, and he once lost a wife and daughter, and has never forgiven himself since and has buried his feelings since then. Now he is on a job, a job which he thinks will only last a few days, but the longer he is around Mikayla the longer he stays, and as a murder mystery starts to unravel, he starts to feel a powerful love for this small woman, who is innocent and carefree, and before he realizes it she starts to break down his every defense and wonders if he could ever find the will to leave her…


The Heroine (Mikayla Martin)
Mikayla, is the only daughter and is very close to her parents and her brothers, but they are so overprotective, despite her independence. Mikayla has never found true passion or someone she would want to share her life with, and then she falls for the worst bad boy, Nikolai Steele, who stirs up every hidden passion within her. Even though she wants him badly, she also knows that he could very well break her heart…

My Thoughts 
Renegade is the fifth in the Elite Ops Series, and by far my favorite of the series yet. I just loved how it had the perfect mix of romance, danger and mystery. In some of the other books of the series, they were too much on the edge of erotica, and not of the romance-the relationship side of it. Renegade although it had some very steamy scenes, it also had the emotional side that I have seen in her breed series, and I am so glad that it finally shown through in this one. I loved both characters, and how much we could see their love grow throughout the story, it was purely magical and I just loved it!! I found Mikayla touchingly sweet and endearing, although an innocent, also has a passionate nature. Nikolai although has a tough exterior, has a softer side too that comes out once he meets Mikayla. I found Renegade intoxicating, and satisfying with every page!!! A TREASURE!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Wild Card
Maverick
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Live Wire

In My Mailbox (4)

Kristi @ The Story Siren. Every week I’ll post what books I’ve received either by mailbox/library/store.

 There aren’t many of the breed series at my library, so I thought that I would buy this one, since this is one of my favorite paranormal series!!!

I saw this in Barnes & Noble, and I just loved the cover and when I read the blurb I couldn’t resist getting it.

Book Review-Eternal Prey

Eternal Prey
Gods Of The Night (3)
Nina Bangs
Avon
Published Jan 2011
Paperback
370 Pages
Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-201895-3

Synopsis

The souls of ancient predators crouch within the Eleven. Primal instincts and barely contained savagery drive them. But in a modern world threatened with chaos and darkness, they are…
Gods of the Night.

Utah knows all about vengeance. Vampires killed his brother, and that act demands only one response. He frees his beast and destroys every bloodsucker he finds. But he never expected to meet a leader of his immortal enemies who was so beautiful, bewitching…and mortal.

Lia understands her destiny. She has a duty to stop the rogue vampires who are intent on wiping out the human race along with any nonhumans that get in their way. But she needs help dealing with the shadowy power guiding the escalating slaughter. Utah would be her last choice for a partner. Once a deadly foe, he now becomes her ally and protector. Loving him will be more dangerous than anything she’s ever done. Because when Utah releases his soul, the ultimate predator will once again stalk the earth, and death will walk with him.

MY REVIEW 


Summary:
Utah, a creature of the night, is determined to have vengence for his brother, and refuses to let it go until every vampire is gone from the world. Utah is part of the Eleven, and the only ones that stand a chance at saving the world from the evil that surrounds them. Then Utah has to start working with a leader of the vampires…a enticing and beautiful and very mortal woman, Lia. Lia, has never felt love or acceptance from her mother who was a leader of her clan of vampires…but now she is dead and Lia knows that she is next in line and that she will become a vampire, even though her father is against it, she knows its something she has been preparing herself for all of her life. Then she has to start working with Utah, who is dangerous and literally a beast lives inside of him, yet there are stirrings of desire for him, and as they work together to bring down one of the immortals and save their lives, a powerful love forms between the two, they will fight to keep each other…

The Hero 
Utah, is a creature, a very dangerous raptor, as are the other of the eleven, having just recently entered into this much different world than where he came from, but doesn’t remember apart from bits and pieces. Utah is filled with a vengence and thirst for revenge after losing his brother, and is determined to do all in his power to make sure every vampire in this world is extinguished, until he meets Lia, who captivates his heart, body and soul…who plans on becoming the very thing he despises more than anything…..

The Heroine 
Lia, only felt love from her father, her mother was a powerful vampire, but very viscious with no love capability, and no matter how hard she tried to prove herself, she always came up short in her mothers eyes, and never could get her mother to love her, and now stays clear of ever falling in love, but what Lia never expected was to come to care for Utah, a powerful creature of the night, but knows that she could definitely fall madly in love with him…..

My Thoughts 
This is the first that I have read from this author, I had heard good things about this series, and I just love the cover and the blurb really intrigued me when I saw it at the shelf at the library, so I decided to try it out. I definitely have no regrets, it was a enticing read… Eternal Prey is the third installment in the Gods Of The Night series, and I even though there were a couple parts I was a little confused at first, I was able to catch up fast, (although I definitely feel a powerful need to read the previous two books), from the first chapter I was captivated, especially by these specially woven characters, that stole their way into my heart. I just loved all of the Eleven, and what a special bond they all have with each other. I love the intrigue and danger that surrounded the plot, and most especially the powerful passion between Utah and Lia, that will just draw you in, Nina Bangs with take you on a thrilling ride of adventure, danger, passion, and intrigue.  A POWERFUL READ!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Eternal Pleasure
Eternal Craving

Book Review-Ruthless Game

Ruthless Game
Ghostwalker Series (9)
Christine Feehan
Jove
Published January 2011
Paperback
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-515-1444921-0

Synopsis 
A woman on the run, with more to live for than she imagined, collides with a danger more lethal than she feared in the all-new Ghostwalker scorcher by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan…

Ghostwalker Kane Cannon is pure male — animalistic, sexual, protective, instinctive — and his past missions have prepared him for anything. But his newest assignment, to rescue hostages in Mexico , plunges him into a hot zone he never anticipated: the hiding place of Rose Patterson — fugitive, ex-lover, a fellow Ghostwalker pregnant with his child.

Rose is in flight from the insidious experiments that still live in her dreams, and from the madman who’d do anything to take her child. Of all the Ghostwalkers enlisted to hunt her down, Kane is the only one she can trust. But as their passion reignites, the stakes are raised. Because Kane is now a wanted man as well. And together they’re about to face the most desperate challenge of all: staying together and staying alive. 

Summary
Kane Cannon, is a Ghostwalker and is every mission is prepared for anything that may come his way. However on this mission, he is unprepared when he sees Rose Patterson, a fellow Ghostwalker, and pregnant with his child, Kane is in shock in seeing her, in Mexico in the middle of a war zone between drug lords, and his protective instincts go through the roof at seeing her eight months pregnant, and even though he knows she can take care of her self (she is a Ghostwalker), this demand to protect her and keep her at his side is unrelenting, and he knows it will never stop. Rose, is determined never to have Whitney find her and her child, she still has nightmares over the things she experienced as a child, and now will never let her own child go through what she had to, even if that means running away from the one man she has trusted. But there are factions out there after her, and she must rely on Kane if they mean to survive, and being together……

The Hero (Kane Cannon)
Kane, is a Ghostwalker, pure male and full of animalistic insticts, but when he finds Rose once again, and his unborn child, things change for him, because he will do everything within his power to protect his family. Now that he has Rose in his life again, he vows never to let her go, because he needs her not only his body, but also his mind and his heart as well as his sanity.

The Heroine (Rose Patterson)
Rose, grrew up experimented on and part of Whitney’s breeding program, and the one man she chose before she could escape was Kane Cannon, the one person that made her feel cherished and treated her with tender loving care, and the most difficult thing was running away, especially from him. Now eight months later, she is pregnant, and knowing she must find a safe place soon for her child, and then Kane reappears in her life, and she knows that must learn to trust and love again if she has any hope of surviving the dangers ahead.

My Thoughts 
Ruthless Game is ninth installment in the Ghostwalker Series written by Christine Feehan. I have just loved this series, but I think after reading this latest, that this is my favorite book in the series. I fell in love with both characters, and I think I love them both equally, Kane is very much of a more commanding man, however he has a gentle side with Rose, which I found remarkably sweet. Rose although grew up as a fighter and training to be a Ghostwalker, still wants to feel needed and cherished, and have a prince charming of her own. As always a book from the Ghostwalker series, this one was filled with danger and intrigue and a powerful love story that will sing to your heart, just as it did to mine. Christine Feehan has done it again, having me fall in love with another of her creations.


My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Shadow Game
Mind Game
Night Game
Conspiracy Game
Deadly Game
Predatory Game
Murder Game
Street Game

Book Review- Ravished By A Viking

Ravished By A Viking
Delilah Devlin
Berkley Publishing (HEAT)
January 2011
Paperback
311 Pages
Erotic Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23961-2

Synopsis 
What a Viking wants, a Viking takes.

When his younger brother goes missing, Dagr, Viking warrior and Lord of the Wolfskin Clan, will do whatever it takes to get him back. But nothing could have prepared him for Honora-a feisty, intelligent woman who is nothing like the women of his world-women who are content to serve their men in all things. Drawn to her despite her recalcitrant nature, Dagr is determined to show her who’s boss both in bed and out.

When the two enemies-turned-lovers join forces to find Dagr’s brother they are thrown into a rousing adventure full of danger, intrigue and erotic abandon. Can their passion truly unite them or will their different worlds lead to destruction for them both?

MY REVIEW

Summary:
Dagr, a powerful Viking Warrior and leader of his people, is furious when he finds out that his brother has been taken, and will do everything within his power to get him back. So when he finds out that the Outlander’s have taken him, he boards a outlanders ship, and takes it over and everyone in it, including Honora, a beautiful and captivating woman, who is much different from the woman from his world. She is independent and stirs up his blood like none other, and is determined to take her and make her his. Honora has worked hard all of her life, to captain a vessel, but then when she is taken captive by a Viking, Dagr, she knows she is in deep trouble, for he stirs up a passion that she has never known. When she learns what has happened to Dagr and his people, she decides to search for the truth along side him, hoping that the love and passion she feels for him will be enough so that they will both survive the danger that lays ahead.

The Hero
Dagr, is the leader of his clan, and of late Viking Warriors have been disappearing and when his own brother is taken, he is out to bring him back home, no matter the cost. But when he takes over a ship and comes face to face with Honora, the desire and lust he feels for her is overpowering, and knows he must answer the call that his body demands, all the while in search of his brother. However what Dagr never expected was wanting to keeping her for all time, because for the first time he starts to realize he is starting to love her, something Vikings never do is love, and knows he must do everything to keep her by his side.

The Heroine
Honora, because of her family, her people have judged her actions all of her life, but she has finally proved her worth, and become a captain. However what she never expected was to be betrayed by one of her own, and have her ship raided by Viking Warriors, where she and her people never stood a chance against them, despite their advance technology. Honora even though she has a loyalty to her people, after feeling erotic abandon with Dagr, she starts to care for him, and turns sides wanting to find his brother and discover what her people are really doing. But she never though she would actually want to be by his side forever…

My Thoughts
Ravished By A Viking is written by Delilah Devlin, who is one of my favorite erotica authors. I don’t read much Erotica books, but when I was at the store, I just fell in love with the cover and blurb, and I couldn’t resist buying it, and it was well worth it. I find Viking romances thoroughly addicting, and if your looking for a hot and passionate book that has a plot that will curl your toes with danger and intrigue than Ravished By A Viking is definitely a book you shouldn’t miss out on. Although I thought there were a couple scenes in the book, that I don’t feel comfortable with, overall it was a thrilling ride.  I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author, I found every chapter a delight, and every sensual scene so thoroughly enticing….definitely a winner for me… I FELL IN LOVE!!! So if your into Erotic romances than this is a treasure….

My Grade On This Book
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Enslaved By A Viking (Coming Fall 2011)

Book Blogger Hop(39)

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Waiting On Wednesday (32)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.This week I’m waiting on,

Veronica MacLeod knows nothing about the man who appears from nowhere to prevent her from committing the most foolish and desperate act of her life. Recently named Lord Fairfax of Doncaster Hall, the breathtaking, secretive stranger agrees to perform the one act of kindness that can rescue the Scottish beauty from scandal and disgrace–by taking Veronica as his bride.
 
Journeying with Montgomery Fairfax to his magnificent estate in the Highlands, Veronica knows deep in her heart that this is a man she can truly love–a noble soul, a caring and passionate lover whose  touch awakens feelings she’s never before known. Yet there are ghosts in Montgomery’s past that haunt him still. Unless Veronica can somehow unlock the enigma that is her new husband, their powerful passion could be undone by the sins and sorrows of yesterday.