Wednesday, March 22, 2017

REVIEW Exciting 4 STARS Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

Sportochick's MusingsWow what a fast paced read full of action, bad men, hot men and romance.



Deep Into Trouble

An Unbroken Heroes #3

by Dawn Ryder


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Contemporary Romance, Military, Romantic Suspense


Desire is more dangerous than anything in Deep Into Trouble, the next Unbroken Heroes novel from Dawn Ryder. 

Saxon Hale lives for the hunt--taking down the bad guys, stopping them dead in their tracks. His latest mission has him in New Orleans, where people go for the party that never ends. But fun is the last thing on Saxon's mind now that he's a breath away from closing in on a vicious overlord known only as the Raven. Until an innocent young woman unknowingly enters the very deadly game...

Ginger Boyce is a librarian who's growing tired of being so buttoned-up on the job, and when she attends a conference in the Big Easy, she decides to taste the wild side of life. But when her dance with darkness becomes lethal, she's in dire need of protection--and ends up in the embrace of a man who radiates danger and desire. Soon Saxon finds himself Ginger's shield against an enemy whose power they haven't yet begun to face. But will he be able to keep his mind on his mission while the very woman under his care drives him beyond distraction? 


Wow what a fast paced read full of action, bad men, hot men and romance. This is the third book in the An Unbroken Heroes series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Though there was some violence in this book it is the kind that isn't in graphic detail so for me it is just the right amount. 

The authors attention to detail in describing emotions and the scenery gives the reader a full flavor to the story and will enthrall the reader like I was. Her ability to keep up the fast pace till the very end is impressive and she leaves a lot of space for future books with the way she ends the story. 

Saxon is a good guy with his head in all the right places but he is no match for librarian Ginger's hidden feistiness. I love this side of her personality and how she pushes Saxon's hot button ever chance she gets. 

Ginger is quite a surprise as she hides behind her librarian facade. Watching her inner strong girl come out is fun and rewarding. 

After reading and enjoying this book I want to go back to read Vitus's story, Dare You to Run book #2 of this series. Vitus is Saxon's brother and he certainly caught my attention with all the mentions of him and his wife.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.


My Reviews Of The Unbroken Heroes Series ~ 

Dangerous to Know (#1) ~ Not Reviewed
Dare You to Run (#2) ~ Not Reviewed
Deep Into Trouble (#3) ~ My Review


Mary Wine has written over twenty novels that take her readers from the pages of history to the far reaches of space. Recent winner of a 2008 EPPIE Award for erotic western romance, her book LET ME LOVE YOU was quoted “Not to be missed…” by Lora Leigh, New York Times best-selling author.

When she’s not abusing a laptop, she spends time with her sewing machines…all of them! Making historical garments is her second passion. From corsets and knickers to court dresses of Elizabeth I, the most expensive clothes she owns are hundreds of years out of date. She’s also an active student of martial arts, having earned the rank of second degree black belt.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

5 STAR REVIEW Undiscovered by Sara Humphreys

Sportochick's Musings ~ The intense opening to this fast paced paranormal shifter romance by author Sara Humphreys kept me reading this book in one sitting. I loved the Amoveo.


Undiscovered

(Amoveo Rising #1)

by Sara Humphreys


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Publisher ~ Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres ~ Paranormal Shifter Romance


He's the man of her dreams

A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she's the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who-and what-she really is?

She's the end to his nightmare

Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a "human divining rod" and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition..


The intense opening to this fast-paced paranormal shifter romance by author Sara Humphreys kept me reading this book in one sitting. I loved the Amoveo. I have read other books by this author before I started writing book reviews so I am familiar with many of the Amoveo people in this story and I loved, loved all those books. This book did not disappoint me. It was amazing to read and purely entertaining.

Rena kind of broke my heart. She was so broken in many ways while being very strong and dedicated to her profession and longtime friend and mentor Vito. I liked the way the author built her character up throughout the book showing that even though she was broken that she was a survivor and strong.

Zander's history is bleak and sad but also like Rena he was broken though one couldn't see it. I felt the author's explanation and presentation of his curse was done to perfection and created the additional intrigue necessary to keep this story moving quickly. 

This book will bring out a lot of emotions and the reader will not be bored at any time throughout the book. The dream sequences are dramatic, memorable and well plotted. I do like the fact that at no time did I or could I guess the ending. In fact, the ending did take me by surprise to some extent creating a desire for me to read the next book to this series.

I give this 5 STARS for not being predictable.


Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.



Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she's not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.

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Review Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Sportochick's Musings ~ Mystical and intense are the words that come to my mind after reading this book. The author Cherry Adair's vivid imagination and attention to detail makes this a wonderful and exciting read. 


Stormchaser

Cutter Cay #4

by Cherry Adair


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Romantic Suspense


DESIRE RUNS DEEP

Somewhere off the coast of Greece, a king’s ransom in gold, emeralds, and silver coins lies waiting at the bottom of the sea. Finding this ancient treasure would be a dream come true for marine archeologist Calista West. But that’s not why she’s here. She didn’t climb aboard Jonah Cutter’s magnificent yacht seeking fortune or fame. She’s come for revenge—against the sexiest, most seductive, modern-day pirate she’s ever encountered…

Like his famous half brothers, Jonah is a master of salvaging ships—and driving women mad with his movie-star looks and raw animal magnetism. Tall, dark, and devastating, he manages to make Callie forget her mission. Every moment they share under the hot Mediterranean sun is an erotically-charged adventure neither can resist. But when Callie discovers what he’s really after—the lost city of Atlantis—is it too late to change the course of her heart…or go all in with the lover of her dreams?


Mystical and intense are the words that come to my mind after reading this book. The author Cherry Adair's vivid imagination and attention to detail makes this a wonderful and exciting read. 

Callie's character is intense and how she orders her life from her traumatic childhood is a great example for all people. She is a fully dimensional character though somewhat lacking in her personal life. For this reason the addition of Jonah's character is perfect. He is larger than life and continually pushes up against her boundaries not allowing her to stay in her safe zone which forces her to grow personally.

Not having read the other books to this series I do have some questions regarding Rydell's back history in regards to the Cutter boys. I look forward to reading books 1-3 of the Cutter Cay Series to fill in the holes though it isn't necessary for reading this book.

I really liked all the intricate details of the dives as I know I will never scuba dive but from her writing I felt like I was there experiencing all the unique events. 

Mysticism is an area that can either draw you in or turn you off but in this book I was fully immersed in the possibility that the lost city of Atlantis actually existed. The author did a phenomenal job in developing this part of the book. 

I give this 4 stars from making the mysticism believable and the relationship between Callie's loyalty to Jonah and Rydell realistic.


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Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include White Heat, Hot Ice, On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell, as well as her thrilling Cutter Cay series for St. Martin's Press. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.




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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Donna Grant's Review #Giveaway FIRESTORM Blog Tour


The wait is over! The highly anticipated FIRESTORM, 
the tenth book in the DARK KINGS Series is now available! 

Firestorm
(Dark Kings Series, Bk #10)
by Donna Grant

Blurb:

SCORCHED BY DESIRE

Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret.  But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire…

When Dr. Faith Reynolds stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within?

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 I can not say enough about how much I love author Donna Grants writing. There is not one book in any of her series that has not broken my heart and put it back together. But this book kept my heart wide open in pain as I read the interaction or lack of interaction between Rhi and Con. There were times I had to quit reading it because my feelings got so intense when they were on the pages I read. This book is not about their story though but if the reader hasn't read the other books to this series they will want to read their story to fully understand how I feel.

Dimitri and Faith are the perfect complement to each other in this book. Faith comes across as an extremely intelligent woman who doesn't do relationships but has a very soft heart for injustices. Dimitri on the other hand is a quiet observer who doesn't necessarily like humans though he protects them. How their belief systems were expanded upon to create an opening for them to care for each other is handled brilliantly. It's believable and well timed within the story line.

As always the descriptives in this book were flawless and drew me fully into the story and the mysteries they are solving. There is a lot of background alliances going on creating more intrigue for the readers and the reader will be satisfied with the ending and how it leads to the next book in this series.

I give this 5 STARS for making me so emotional.


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Faith let her gaze slowly run up the tall man. He wore jeans that hugged his trim hips, and a thin, black, V-neck sweater that showed off every mouthwatering muscle that was honed to perfection.

His muscles weren’t so huge that they looked ugly. But they were big enough to be noticed—and appreciated.

And she couldn’t seem to stop appreciating them. Her gaze lingered on his thick chest, imagining her hands running over his pecs before sliding around his neck.

Her breath hitched as her blood heated. She unzipped her jacket to help cool herself. Then she looked up at his face. And what a face!

His wide, full lips softened the sharp lines of his jaw. Azure eyes framed with thick, black lashes watched her with a decided lack of interest. It was difficult to determine whether his hair was dark brown or black in the dim light of the cave.

But it was trimmed short with the top long enough to be parted to the side, the locks having a hint of wave to them.

She had a strange and overwhelming desire to run her hands through his hair and climb him.

Claim him.

Her knees threatened to buckle from the insane and decadent thoughts. The carnal longing swept through her shamelessly—and she embraced it.

Even as she feared it.

It took three attempts before she was able to have enough saliva to swallow.

“Who are you?” she demanded.

“The man who’s going to keep you safe,” came his harsh reply framed in a Scot’s brogue.

Her gaze shifted to Tamir. “Excuse me?”

Tamir laughed nervously. “Yeah, this is what I tried to tell you earlier. When I spoke with Ronnie, she suggested someone to help keep the crazies out. So she sent Dmitri.”

Faith looked at Muscles again and noticed his interest was squarely on the skeleton. Just as she was about to tell Tamir to send him away, she realized they could use someone to keep the loonies at bay.

Getting to her feet, she extended her hand to him. “Faith Reynolds.”

“Dmitri,” he replied and briefly shook her hand, letting go as if the contact between them irritated him.

She frowned and looked at Tamir before returning her gaze to Muscles. She fisted her hand to lessen the slight tingling across her skin from the contact with him. Again, she had the urge to touch him, stroke him.  “No last name?”

“None needed,” Muscles said. “Why this cave?”

“I’m sorry, what?”

“Why did you pick this cave out of all the hundreds on the isle?” he asked in a slightly lower pitch.

Faith’s hackles immediately rose, shoving the majority of her lust aside. She didn’t need to explain herself to anyone. So why she answered him, she’d never know. “I saw it from shore and wanted a look.”

“There are five more caves you could’ve seen from shore. Yet you chose this one.”

His blue eyes were penetrating, as if he were trying to see into her mind. She crossed her arms over her chest and lifted her chin. “I got lucky. If it hadn’t been this one, I would’ve moved on to another.”

“So you were looking for such a skeleton?”

Was that a hint of mockery in his tone? Oh, I don’t think so! “I’m an archeologist. I look for anything.”

“Do archeologists no’ have a specialty?”

“Some, yes. For its size, this island has been more intensively studied by archeologists than almost any other area in Scotland.”

“Is that so?”

She let her confidence show in her smile. “That’s right. Did you know evidence has been found here to suggest Fair may have been settled by Neolithic people up to five thousand years ago?”

“And you came to find more verification?”

“It’s what I do.” No one was more surprised than she when she’d found the large horn and a portion of the skull sticking out of the ground.



A fan of audio books?
Great news! The audio book for FIRESTORM is also available on March 7, 2017. 
Narrated by the awesome Antony Ferguson, you will fall deeper into the Dark Kings' world. 

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About The Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

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