Rockin’ Around the Dragon Tree: MacAllen Clan (Dragon Guard Book 43)

The holidays are long gone, but Dragons Love Forever!

Something is always roasting on an open fire, bells damn sure still jingling somewhere if momma has anything to say about it, and snow falling in the desert…

WAIT! WHAT?

Yep! That’s right. Snow is falling in the desert. The cacti have icicles, the bobcats are frostbitten, and the coyotes have started a bonfire. If the temperatures don’t start rising soon, the deer are threatening to get more than a little horny.

One kiss, that was all it took. Now, a whole year later plus three months into a new year and this poor Guardsman’s sportin’ a broken nose, a missing Mate, and snowdrifts instead of tumbleweeds blowing in the breeze.

Ho! Ho! Ho! What’s a Dragon to do?

Time to cozy up in your favorite readin’ spot and get ready for a romance for all seasons. The holidays are long gone, but Dragons Love Forever! After all, Fate Won’t Be Denied, and neither should you. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was such a fun read. There were a number of times when I had to remind myself not to laugh out loud since my husband would not have understood!. The characters are really fun and the chemistry between the two was just wonderful. Please Julia, keep them coming!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!
Send me a message ANYTIME at http://www.JuliaMillsAuthor.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

Alien Warrior’s Wife (Brion Brides Book 2)

Urenya has been conditioned to be the best version of herself. As a healer, she is held in high regard. As the closest friend of one of the most fearsome generals in the Brion armies, she has a delicate role to play. Not only must she be wise and with hands that can heal any harm, but she must also act as a moral compass when the bloodlust of great men around her drive them wild.
But where does that leave her desires? And what if she needs her own damn warrior to fight and bleed for her, instead of standing up for herself on her own all the time?

Narath knows one thing – any problem can be solved with a spear. And not just a spear, but a spear in his very capable hands. Battle has always been in his blood and he could have never imagined that it would not be enough… Until laying his eyes on the sexy, curvy healer of the Triumphant. After that, he wants nothing more to use a very different spear, but with the same intent – to solve a problem.

This is a second prequel to the Brion Brides series. This couple was interesting to read. They are so close to the first Brion General yet their story is well worth reading.

Vi’s a small-town girl with big city dreams. Born and raised in Texas, she’s always had her eyes to the stars. Telling stories is her passion and when she can mix a whole lot of steam with equal parts sexy alien hunks, well, things just get that much better, right?

An ardent Rangers fan, she believes all men should come in a yummy beefcake package and that’s exactly the kind of heroes she prefers. A curvy woman herself, Vi likes to write heroines as sassy as she is.

She likes indulging in a little wine and a little chocolate, but her first love int life is writing and everything else follows second.

If you have enjoyed her books or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: voxley.vi@gmail.com

Her Dragon, His Demon (Dragon Guard Series Book 12)

Her Dragon is strong and loyal, a leader among his kin. He makes her feel things she never thought possible and…he is her only hope for survival.

His Demon is beautiful and alluring, the other half of his soul. She is the One the Universe made for him and… she is his only hope for eternal love.

Together they must battle a darkness unlike any other led by Hell’s Chancellor himself. It’s not just their love that’s at stake…this time it’s their very existence.

Oh Yes!! This is such a good pairing. I definitely wanted to laugh a few times. But it was really good to see Rian find his mate. I do have to say, this series is definitely better when read in order. You need the story of all the previous ones to really enjoy what you’re reading!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks.

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!
Send me a message ANYTIME at http://www.JuliaMillsAuthor.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia

Wolfing Her Down (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 26)

With little evidence and no witnesses, she’s not sure what to do. Will Ava solve this crime, or will she be the next name on the killer’s list?

Ava North is more comfortable talking to a dead man than a live one. Unfortunately, that also means it’s that much harder to find love. She’s in her forties and an introvert. Chasing down bad guys and being the best homicide Lieutenant is a piece of cake. Mmm cake. Finding a good man to share life with? That’s another story. 

Slate Forbes is busting his fur to make a success out of his pack’s cabin business. He’s too busy dealing with renovations, and a competing bear clan, to think of a mate. But none of that matters when the most beautifully awkward woman bumps into him and steals his drink. Now, he can think of nothing more than to find her, mate her, and make her his. 

Coming across a dead body on vacation is not Ava’s idea of relaxation, but she can tell something fishy’s going on in the small town. She’s not willing to let a possible crime go unsolved. Her focus on getting justice for the dead might be the end of her vacation and her life. With little evidence and no witnesses, she’s not sure what to do. Will Ava solve this crime, or will she be the next name on the killer’s list?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I definitely enjoyed seeing this couple come together. It’s especially nice when the couple is a little bit older. While all the young couples are good, ones that are more mature have a definite charm about them. I will definitely be looking forward to the next one!

Hi! I’m Milly Taiden. I love to write sexy stories featuring fun, sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. My books are a great way to satisfy your craving for paranormal romance with action, humor, suspense and happily ever afters.

I live in Florida with my hubby, our kids, and our fur children Speedy, Stormy, and Teddy. Yes, I am aware I’m bossy, and I am addicted to chocolate and cake.
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Alien Warrior’s Mate (Brion Brides Book 1)

When death lurks behind every stone and in the hands of every enemy they encounter, can Darien and Deliya find their love, or will death claim them first?

Deliya is one of the best of the best. An elite warrior, few things have ever phased her. She works hard and plays hard, all for the day when fates decide it’s time for her to meet her fated mate. But what if there’s one man in this blasted universe who just won’t stop getting under her skin? What if she can’t help but lust after him? Fates be damned, isn’t that what’s important?

Driven to always succeed, Darien is one of the commander’s chosen few. Above all his fellow warriors, he serves at the leisure of his general. But lately, someone else has been commanding his time… Mad with need to claim her sexy body as his own, Darien will not stop at anything in his quest to keep Deliya safe. And more importantly, as his own. Fates be damned, he will have that woman.

When death lurks behind every stone and in the hands of every enemy they encounter, can Darien and Deliya find their love, or will death claim them first?

This is one of two prequels to the main novels in this series. As such, it’s not as satisfying as it could be. But it does introduce us to a number of characters that figure into future stories. And that makes it interesting!

Vi’s a small-town girl with big city dreams. Born and raised in Texas, she’s always had her eyes to the stars. Telling stories is her passion and when she can mix a whole lot of steam with equal parts sexy alien hunks, well, things just get that much better, right?

An ardent Rangers fan, she believes all men should come in a yummy beefcake package and that’s exactly the kind of heroes she prefers. A curvy woman herself, Vi likes to write heroines as sassy as she is.

She likes indulging in a little wine and a little chocolate, but her first love int life is writing and everything else follows second.

If you have enjoyed her books or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: voxley.vi@gmail.com

New Romance Series Coming!

I’ve caught up to the most current releases in the Interstellar Bride Program. That leaves me with mostly Shifter romances. Yes, I love them, but there are so many good scifi-rom out there. So, I decided to start a new one.

Given all the Alpha males in the universe, I’ve decided to start with the ones that Earth’s leadership has banned from visiting: The Brions! There are several follow on series that are set in the same universe that I plan to review as well.

This group of stories starts with the Brion Generals. These are followed by the Alien Warlords. The series follows the warlords of Corgan.

New Throw-Back Series!

One of the most common problems with reviewing book series is the necessary time gaps while the author is writing the next one. So, I’m going to grab an old favorite series of mine or maybe even two! So stay tuned for reviews of older series that are still great reads.

Her Dragon’s No Angel (Dragon Guard Series Book 11)

Take one snowbound dragon, combine with one Christmas Angel, throw in a healthy dose of an attraction only the Universe could have conjured and top with the largest blizzard in a hundred years. 

Now sit back and enjoy the show! This one’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
Fate Will Not Be Denied but Heaven’s Got A Plan of Its Own!

This was a really cute couple. There were so many little details that I saw this time through that I had missed before. Thank you for your wonderful story!

Hey, Y’all! Julia Mills, the Sassy Southern Storyteller here. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Just a little bit about me – I’m Southern to the bone, love my children more than life itself, and adopt animals like most people collect dust bunnies. (Oh come on, we’ve all got them under one bed or another.) I came by the tagline Sassy, Southern Storyteller honestly and many years before I ever started writing. (My dad thought it was a hilarious nickname for his kindergarten teaching daughter.)

I live by three simple rules – (1) Treat people how you want to be treated. (2) Smile lots. (3) Try everything, ’cause hearses don’t have luggage racks. 

Now, go out there and create your own story!!! Dare to Dream! Have the Strength to Try EVERYTHING! Never Look Back!

I ABSOLUTELY adore talking to readers!

Send me a message ANYTIME right here on my website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills/

XOXO Julia


A Hot Piece of Sass: Sassy Ever After

There’s something very special about Tanner Larsen. He isn’t your ordinary wolf-shifter. He’s more. Believing he’s been cursed by the gods, he’s all but given up on finding his one true mate. When he catches the sweet strawberry scent of his Fated Female, worlds collide and ancient legends are revealed. Tanner discovers that his curse may be the only way to save his mate when a rogue wolf tries to destroy the lovers’ destiny.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oh yeah This was so enjoyable. Seeing another strong woman meeting her mate is always a good thing. Barbara Wolf is definitely another one like Gerri Wilder. I’m looking forward reading more about this pack!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie James writes steamy paranormal romances, paranormal comedy, and contemporary romance books. Her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies will keep you coming back for each new book in a series and her erotic contemporary romances will have you reaching for the ice. With over 45 books to choose from, you are sure to find many additions to your romance library. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and Three adorable grand babies.

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Ham and Green Beans in the Instant Pot

This is an old recipe that I grew up eating. In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, I grew up just outside of Philadelphia. A lot of the meals we ate were ones that could stretch to feed a lot of people. This is one such recipe. I made it in my Instant Pot, but it could easily be made on the stove.

  • 3/4 lb cooked ham. I used smoked ham. You can adjust the amount to cover your needs.
  • 1 lb potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces.
  • 1 lb fresh green beans. Clip the ends off, then into bite sized pieces.
  • 2 cups water

Add everything into your pot. As you can see, I used new potatoes instead of peeling potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Set your Instant Pot to cook for 20 on High Pressure. When it finishes, let the pressure release for 5 or 10 minutes before doing a rapid release.

This is a simple one-pot meal. You can easily swap in frozen green beans if you’re cooking on the stovetop. To brighten up the flavors, splash some balsamic vinegar on your plate.