Wednesday, July 19, 2017

GIVEAWAY COVER REVEAL tamed by a TIGER by Felicity Heaton






Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 13)
Felicity Heaton
A snow leopard shifter in the prime of his life, the last thing on August’s mind is tying himself to one female. He welcomes a different one to his bed each night, or at least he had until five months ago when he became alpha. The duties and pressures of running his pride have his libido dead on arrival—until a trip to London to discuss business with the former alpha lands him in the path of a beautiful, bewitching tigress who awakens a passion in him that flares white hot and a need of her that consumes his every moment.
Promised at birth to a male she has never met, Maya has left her pride behind to go to the tiger alpha who is to be her mate, but she can’t leave without saying goodbye to her older brother, Talon. A stop in London at Underworld to see him one last time turns out far different, and far more dangerous, than how she had imagined it when she sets eyes on an alluring crimson-haired stranger who stirs new, unbidden feelings in her, desires that rouse her fiercest and most frightening instincts and demand she stake a claim on him—her fated mate.
Will Maya be strong enough to place her pride and her family’s safety before the desires of her own heart? And will August unravel his feelings for the black-haired beauty before it’s too late and he loses her forever?






The special sneak preview for Tamed by a Tiger begins on July 30th, exclusive to Felicity’s mailing list. Every subscriber is entered into the giveaway to win a signed personalised paperback copy of Tamed by a Tiger, with a chance to win a copy in each of the three exclusive sneak peek chapters being sent out on July 30th, August 1st and August 3rd.
Not only will joining her mailing list ensure you’re in with a chance of winning one of the signed copies of Tamed by a Tiger, it means you’ll start receiving her newsletters, where she gives away 2 x $25 Amazon Gift Cards in each issue, and rewards subscribers with exclusive excerpts, teasers, flash fiction and cover reveals, and plenty of fun! Plus, you’ll receive FOUR FREE EBOOKS in her Series Starter Library just for signing up!



“Cavanaugh, take over a moment,” Sherry called over her shoulder, towards the other end of the bar to Maya’s left.
Her eyes leaped there.
Landed on a huge male with short silver hair who stood with his back to Sherry, the lights playing across his broad shoulders changing his white shirt from blue to red as they shifted.
He twisted at the waist to look at Sherry.
Maya didn’t hear what he said.
She didn’t hear the music.
Didn’t hear anything but the thumping of her heart.
She stared at the male Cavanaugh had been talking to at the end of the bar.
A male with flame red tousled hair and piercing silver eyes that captured hers as he lifted them from his beer to her, looking past the bartender.
Heat rushed through her, fire that burst to life inside her so fiercely she couldn’t catch her breath, and she stared at him, transfixed, lost in those silver eyes as they turned liquid, glowed around his irises and pulled her deeper still, narrowing the world down to only him.
Who was he?
In the wake of the fire that blazed through her blood, her instincts flashed to life, sweeping through her in a devastating wave that stripped all control from her.
She snapped and snarled at the females near her, baring her short fangs at them as a need seized her and drove her to obey it.
A need to fight.
She growled at Sherry through gritted teeth, her fangs slicing into her gums as they elongated.
Sherry backed off, her blue eyes shooting wide as she distanced herself.
No.
On a low growl, Maya leaped onto the black bar, and swiped at her, claws cutting through the air. Sherry ducked beneath her blow, narrowly evading it. Maya’s hackles rose, the urge flowing stronger, driving her harder. She needed to fight. She needed to make sure every female in the vicinity left.
This was her territory now.
She would make that clear.
She opened her mouth to roar.
Someone’s hand slammed down over it, and she struggled as strong arms hauled her backwards, dragging her off the bar. The male held her harder, wrestled with her and managed to restrain her arms, pinning them to her sides. She bit into his palm and he growled at her, a warning she wanted to heed but couldn’t manage to obey.
She needed to fight.
“Calm her the fuck down or you are both out of here, family or fucking not,” a male voice barked and she snarled at the owner of it—the jaguar. “Get this shit under control.”
“Come with me,” Sherry said and Maya struggled harder, needed to reach the female and fight her.
Needed to make this her territory.
Grey grunted and his grip on her tightened, and she flinched as pain arced like lightning through her bones. A show of strength. He was stronger than her, but she wouldn’t let him stop her. He could break her bones if he wanted. She would fight.
She kicked at him, battering his shins.
He bowed backwards, bringing her legs up and making it impossible for her to reach him.
Maya lashed out at everyone in her way instead.
All it did was help her brother by scattering everyone in his way, giving him an open route to take as he followed Sherry.
As she drew closer to the male with the fiery red hair, the need to fight grew stronger, drove her out of her mind and terrified her, leaving her feeling trapped inside her own body. She clawed at Grey’s arms, cutting through his coat and scoring his flesh, but all he did was hiss through his teeth. His grip on her remained too strong for her to break.
She needed to break it.
She needed to fight.
The scarlet-haired male’s silver eyes tracked her until she was level with him, and then casually he looked back down at his beer and resumed speaking with Cavanaugh.
Cold swept through her in response.
All of the fight flowed out of her and she slumped in Grey’s arms, reeling but unsure why.





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My Review of the Series

Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar ~~~ My Review
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha ~~~ My Review
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat ~~~ My Review
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon ~~~ My Review
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin ~~~ My Review
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior ~~~ My Review
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness ~~~ My Review
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death ~~~ My Review
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger ~~~ My Review


Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Want an unusual read ~ my REVIEW of Cougar Bait by Evangeline Anderson

Sportochick's MusingsBecause she created a world that is not only sensual but one of a kind I give this 4 stars.

Cougar Bait

 (Cougarville #2)

by Evangeline Anderson


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Swerve
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Shifter


Samantha Becker is a busy and talented trauma surgeon with no time for nonsense. Her sister may have a special Shifter Gene, but Sammie is fairly certain she doesn’t have it, and she’s happy with her life the way it is. She doesn’t need the complicated Shifter lifestyle, and she certainly doesn’t need Liam Keller: Alpha cougar, Mayor of Cougarville and undercover billionaire. She hates him, but Liam is unable to get the curvy surgeon out of his head.

But the Shifter world isn’t ready to let Sammie go. She’s being stalked by someone who’s desperate for Shifter hormones, and Liam takes it upon himself to protect Sammie from harm. Things begin heating up between Sammie and Liam, but will they have to succumb to their inner animals in order to save Sammie’s life?

Cougar Bait is fun, sexy and will take readers on an emotional thrill ride.


I use to be like Samantha when I worked in the corporate world so I was able to relate to her character with complete compassion towards her reactions to various events and her insistence regarding her career. But there was a point I did want to knock some sense into her regarding her thoughts toward Liam Keller. But just like life I sat back watching as events unfolded causing chain reactions to her characters' further development as she opened her mind to the possibility of things being outside the ordinary.

Liam Keller, Alpha cougar and bad boy from book one, shows another aspect of his personality in this book and the reader will feel a shift in who or what they believe about him if they read it. Don't let this stop you from reading this book if you haven't because this book works as a standalone in my opinion. Liam is just plain hot, hot, hot and the love making scenes between them are even hotter.

There are some scenes between Samantha and a Hyena Shifter that are a little dark but it fits into the story and didn't distract me from continuing to read it. The author does a phenomenal job in the setup and continuance of this series so I am looking forward to Cooper's story which seems to be next.

Because she created a world that is not only sensual but one of a kind I give this 4 stars.


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


~~ My Review Of The Cougarville Series ~~ 

Buck Naked #1 - My Review
Cougar Bait #2 - My Review


Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.

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Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert

Sportochick's Musings ~ the reader will be amazed at how the author through a series of wicked twists and turns come to a resolution that is very satisfying. For this reason I give it 4-1/2 STARS. 




Forbidden Promises

The O'Malleys #4

by Katee Robert

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Publisher ~ Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Genres ~ Contemporary Romance


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan--who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation--has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.


I am cheering Sloan's move of leaving her mob family behind. This mousey woman finally allows her backbone to come out in this book #4 of the O'Malley series showing the reader a woman who finally comes into her own. The author slowly unravels Sloan's hard won independence and it is done with great finesse keeping the reader interested in how this book will end. The reader will continually cheer each time she overcomes another obstacle.

For all those readers, out there who like alpha men, meet Jude MacNamara. Just wow! That being said I was quite mesmerized with the thought of how the author could turn this stone killer into a man worthy of Sloan or any women for that fact. Bravo.....job well done. I came to love Jude and become his staunchest fan.

Sloan's family members are very prominent in this book and her sister Keira is one out of control girl. When her story comes, it will be explosive because with all of her problems I can't help thinking it will get real messy before it's done. Her older brother seems to pull on my heart strings. I keep justifying what he does no matter how bad and the next book will be his story and I am excited for it to come out.

As in the previous book to this series the reader will be amazed at how the author through a series of wicked twists and turns come to a resolution that is very satisfying. For this reason, I give it 4-1/2 STARS.


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

~~ My Reviews Of The O'Malleys Series ~~ 

The Marriage Contract #1 - My Review
The Wedding Pact #2 - My Review
An Indecent Proposal #3 - My Review
Forbidden Promises #4 - My Review
Undercover Attraction #5 - Coming November 2017



New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee.

Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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REVIEW of the exciting ~ turned by a TIGER by Felicity Heaton

Sportochick's Musings ~ Author Felicity Heaton continues to dazzle the readers with this 12th book to the Eternal Mates series.


turned by a TIGER
Eternal Mates #12
by Felicity Heaton

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Genres ~ Paranormal Romance


On the verge of bleeding out and hunted by his merciless torturers, Talon has no choice but to seek sanctuary at Underworld, a nightclub run by a jaguar shifter liable to kill him on sight for being a tiger shifter male. What he finds in the old warehouse isn't the grim shadow of Death though but an angel of mercy, one who offers him salvation and revenge—one who happens to be his fated mate.

Tending bar at Underworld is never dull when you're a mortal surrounded by immortals, but when a gorgeous tiger shifter covered in blood stumbles into the club, and set's fire to her boss's temper, Sherry's entire world is in danger of being turned on its head. Something about the mysterious warrior has her stepping in to save him, something that ignites her heart and stirs her soul, and no matter how fiercely she fights it, she can't hold herself back.

When Talon reveals the name of his captors, and his plan to head back in to save his friends, will Sherry be brave enough to embrace the feelings he stirs in her and step deeper into the world of immortals? And will Talon be strong enough to resist the lure of Sherry to protect his family's secret or will he risk everything to claim his eternal mate?


Author Felicity Heaton continues to dazzle the readers with this 12th book to the Eternal Mates series. I have read this whole series and it is quite unique how she continually writes each book with such detail as well as blending in characters from earlier books of this series. There is nothing repetitive about her books and I look forward to each new story with anticipation.

In this story, Sherry is the female primary character and it is good to finally read her story. The fact that she finds someone to defend and standup for ties in with what we have come to know about her personality in previous books. She displays both uncertainness and strength in a manner that is believable for the reader grabbing their attention and creating a desire for her to have a happy ending.

Sexy Talon is larger than life in not only what he survives but how he goes forward to help others even at the risk of death for himself. He is portrayed as someone needing redemption for what he believes is his failures. I like his commitment to make right his supposed wrongs also his strength to endure everything coming at him. If any hero deserves to be loved it is this tiger.

I give it 4 stars for the great ending and all the emotions it brought out while I read it.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.


My Reviews Of The Eternal Mates Series ~ 

Character List~~ Click Here


Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince ~~~ Not Reviewed
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar ~~~ My Review
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha ~~~ My Review
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat ~~~ My Review
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon ~~~ My Review
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin ~~~ My Review
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior ~~~ My Review
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness ~~~ My Review
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death ~~~ My Review
Book 12: turned by a TIGER ~~ My Review


Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

REVIEW Blaze by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ This is by far one of the parts that I love about the author, Donna Grant's writing. She always brings in previous series creating a larger world for the reader.


Blaze

Dark Kings #11

by Donna Grant


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance


His strength, his masculinity brought out something primal within her. In his arms, she felt like the Amazon warrior she’d once pretended to be as a little girl.

Anson is a fierce Dragon King, a dragon shapeshifter born and bred to protect his own. But when a rogue tech company hacks into their world, he must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies: a human female. Her name is Devon Abrams. A rising star at the firm, she has no idea that her boss is in league with the sinister Fae and their secret war against humanity. If Anson gains her trust, he can defeat the enemy from within. But first he must fight his own attraction—to this exquisitely beautiful mortal…

Devon loves her job at the firm. But sometimes she wishes she could find a man—a real man—who isn’t threatened by her success. When she first meets Anson, she’s overwhelmed by his powerful masculine presence and disarmingly gorgeous smile. But when he reveals his true mission—and his ability to transform into a dragon—she’s irresistibly drawn into an epic battle between humans and immortals, magic and technology, danger and desire. Anson vows to protect her from the Fae. But can he control the flames of passion that blaze within his heart?


In the beginning I wasn't sure if Devon would be a strong enough primary female character for this book but she had a quiet strength about her that was refreshing and created a no-nonsense type feeling as she moved through this story. Readers will come to admire her and how she deals with all the unusual and scary things that begin to happen to her.

Mr. I don't need help, Anson, comes across as not caring or involved in what is happening but don't let this fool you. As a primary male character, he is continually evolving throughout the story showing him as caring and compassionate as well as angry and violent. The author does a phenomenal job of slowly letting his softer side come out while keeping the tension present.

This book has most of the characters from previous books to this series so it feels like home while you are reading. You learn a little more about Rhi and Con's lost relationship and you get to see more of the Evil Ulrick and his uncle. For me, Rhi's part in this book just keeps her pain up upfront and personal regarding her breakup with Con, constantly tearing at the hole in my heart when I think of them losing each other. 

Also, woven into the story are characters from the Dark Sword series and the newer Reaper series. This is by far one of the parts that I love about the author, Donna Grant's writing. She always brings in previous series creating a larger world for the reader. I have read every book of these three series and many of her other series. How many have you read?

Because of the uniqueness of Anson and Devon's story I give this 4.5 Stars.


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My Reviews Of The Dark King Series ~ 
Darkest Flame #1 - Read Not Reviewed
Fire Rising #2 - Read Not Reviewed
Burning Desire #3 - Read Not Reviewed
Hot Blooded #4 - Read Not Reviewed
Night’s Blaze #5 - Read Not Reviewed
Soul Scorched #6 - Read Not Reviewed
Passion Ignite #7 - Read Not Reviewed
Smoldering Hunger #8 - Read Not Reviewed
Smoke and Fire #9 - Read Not Reviewed
Firestorm #10 - My Review Buy: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads | Audible
Blaze #11 - My Review  Buy: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads | Audible


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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