Friday, July 28, 2017

4.5 ⭐️ REVIEW Elemental Mating by Milly Taiden @MillyTaiden @BerkleyPub

Sportochick's Musings ~ In this fast-paced paranormal romance, the reader will quickly see the creative genius of the authors storyline as she weaves an exciting story.


Elemental Mating

A.L.F.A. #1

by  Milly Taiden


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Publisher ~ Berkley Publishing Group - Intermix
Genres ~ Paranormal Shifter Romance


Their existence was a secret the government stumbled upon. In exchange for continued autonomy, the paranormals entered an alliance with the government. Now they are A.L.F.A.: Alpha League Federal Agency, sworn to protect and serve humanity.

Brilliant scientist Melinda Caster has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that stimulates synaptic growth in embryos, causing neuron development beyond normal human levels. Way beyond, like ESP-levels of cognitive abilities. When the lab is broken into, Melinda realizes that someone has been keeping tabs on her research and wants it for themselves. A happy accident destroys critical data before it can fall into the wrong hands, but unfortunately that makes Melinda and her perfect memory a target.

A.L.F.A sends in jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel to discover who is after the virus and why. The beautiful scientist acts like catnip to his senses and throws his mating instincts into overdrive. And then she disappears along with the only sample of the virus…. Now Parish must canvas the darkest areas of the supernatural underground to rescue Melinda, and what he discovers is beyond a paranormal’s worst nightmare. 



In this fast-paced paranormal romance, the reader will quickly see the author's' creative genius as she weaves an exciting story around the Zika virus and the unusual anomalies it creates. Her portrayal of Melinda as a klutzy extraordinary scientist is done to perfection allowing some humorous scenes that will cause the reader to laugh. This part of her personality takes the could be boring scientist and gives her an adorable quirk.

Parts of the story involving jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamel at times felt too plain for his larger than life personality but those instances are rare because this man knows how to be in charge and get what he wants. It is quite adorable how he forces himself to be patient, focus on his mate's welfare and not try to bulldoze her into accepting him.

Additionally, secondary characters such as Sefu, Lamozierus, and Cuzork expand on the mysticism and danger in this story creating a very exciting plot that will keep the reader mesmerized to the very last page.

I give this 4.5 stars for the author's superb manner of keeping the forward movement of the story intricate, exciting and smoking hot.


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




Milly Taiden (also writes as April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean (to her) known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

When she’s not working full-time, texting with her best friend Heidi in England, chastising her son for pulling the dog’s ears, shopping with her sister Jewel or watching scary movies with her husband, she can be found writing on her laptop. 

She’s addicted to shoes, chocolate, Dunkin Donuts coffee and JIMMY THOMAS covers!!!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

🔥 Addiction by Calista Fox

Sportochick's Musings ~ steamy interaction between these three primary characters



Addiction

Bayfront Billionaires #5

by Calista Fox


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Swerve
Genres ~ Erotica


Everyone loves a secret…

Liv Tyner has an ultra-sexy one she’s been keeping all to herself. A sinfully delicious, forbidden secret that has inspired endless fantasy material late into her lonely nights. But when that secret is suddenly staring her in the face—in the form of two fantastically built and wildly successful men—not only does Liv have trouble keeping her one-time-only love triangle under wraps, she also longs for a repeat performance.

Step-brothers Nate Dalton and Tristan Reeves have built a global communications empire that laid the groundwork for their ten-year homecoming to Bayfront. But more important than success is winning the love of the one woman neither has gotten off his mind or out of his system no matter how much time and distance spans between them—sensational and highly addictive Liv Tyner!

As a slow seduction begins and all their juicy secrets are revealed, can these star-crossed lovers find themselves in the right place, at the right time, to make a more permanent love connection?


In book 5 of the Bayfront Billionaire series we get up close and personal with Liv and we learn about her history with step-brothers Nate Dalton and Tristan Reeve. I must admit the back story on her relationship to these two men raised my opinion of her to admiration of her strong character instead of my original one of "oh no a fluffy movie star". 

I love success stories especially when it involves the underdog from high school becoming very, very successful and going back to see everyone who treated them poorly. But this book is more than that. It has some lessons learned parts to it as well as some steamy interaction between these three primary characters. 

Also incorporated in this story are characters from previous books to this series rounding out the reader's understanding of who and how they are all related to the series and each other. The back of the book has an titillating preview of the next book to this series and I am excited to read it.

If I could ask for anything additional in this book I would like a little more tension between Liv, Nate and Tristan for this reason I give this 3.75 STARS.


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



My Reviews Of The Bayfront Billionaires Series ~

Filthy and Rich #1  - Not Reviewed
Seduction #2 - Not Reviewed
Confession #3 - Not Reviewed
Obsession #4 - My Review
Addiction #5 - My Review



"Combines pulse-pounding danger and passionate love...tantalizing." – Publishers Weekly (Burned Deep trilogy)


Calista is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set your pulse racing! Her publishing houses include St. Martin’s Press, Grand Central Publishing and Harlequin. She is an Amazon bestseller and has won many Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as Best Book Awards. 

Calista is a college graduate and teaches online writing classes. She is also a Past President/Advisor of the Phoenix chapter of the Romance Writers of America national organization. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

💜 REVIEW Obsession by Calista Fox

Sportochick's Musings ~ If you're looking for a fast hot sexy read then this is your book.


Obsession

Bayfront Billionaires #4

by Calista Fox


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Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Swerve
Genres ~ Erotica


100 Shades of Sin...

Delicious and hot, the seductive Bayfront Billionaires need one thing, and one thing only: the woman made for them, the one woman on earth who can complete their trio of passion and desire.

When Roxy Shea arrived in Bayfront, she had no idea she would instantly attract the attention of two of the town’s sexiest and most eligible bachelors. She doesn’t want anything to do with them—with a dangerous past in her rearview mirror, a new relationship would be disastrous. But with every smoldering gaze and unspoken promise of pleasure, these billionaire bad boys are determined to make her theirs, to claim her body and soul.

Nick Faulkner and Hunter Valens are forces in their respective entertainment industries, but a past conflict has put a strain on their lifelong friendship—and vying for the mysterious Roxy’s affection doesn’t help matters. Until their craving for her leads to an explosive night with for threesome. But can they show Roxy that she can trust the men responsible for the sizzling pleasure she finds with them—and that their love is soul-deep?


If you're looking for a fast hot sexy read then this is your book. 

The authors set up of Roxy's character and what she is hiding from is handled with finesse. It also creates a desire for the reader to know more about her, to have her life turn out with great success and no worries about the past.

The tension between lifelong friends Nick and Hunter is believable. I can actually recall a situation in my life where a similar situation happened to someone I know. I like the hurt and tension combination with the underlying love and struggling to reconnect between these two friends. Each man on their own could have a story they are that well developed but as a menage it is downright hot, hot, hot.

In all the interaction between the three is very steamy and I like how the author developed the plot. Because I felt like I was left hanging and wanting more detail regarding the return of someone from her past at the end of the story I give it 3.75 STARS.


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



My Reviews Of The Bayfront Billionaires Series ~

Filthy and Rich #1  - Not Reviewed
Seduction #2 - Not Reviewed
Confession #3 - Not Reviewed
Obsession #4 - My Review
Addiction #5 - My Review


"Combines pulse-pounding danger and passionate love...tantalizing." – Publishers Weekly (Burned Deep trilogy)


Calista is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set your pulse racing! Her publishing houses include St. Martin’s Press, Grand Central Publishing and Harlequin. She is an Amazon bestseller and has won many Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as Best Book Awards. 

Calista is a college graduate and teaches online writing classes. She is also a Past President/Advisor of the Phoenix chapter of the Romance Writers of America national organization. 

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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.





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
Book 13: tamed by a TIGER ~~ My Review
Book 14: Treasured 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.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:


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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
Stone Cold Fox #3 - 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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