Imagine Dragon (Dragon Guard Book 32)

Save your Mate or save your kin? That’s what this Guardsman must decide.

Fate Will Not Be Denied…But even She has her limits.

All the planning in the world can’t beat dumb luck.

Even if your dad just happens to be Lugh, the Celtic God of the Sun, and you’re one of the most powerful Guardsmen to ever walk the earth. No matter how hard he tries, Destiny always seems to drop a steamy pile of Dragon crap right in his path…leaving him to clean up the mess and clean up the mess.


But then he found her.

Ancient, mysterious, and completely irresistible…She flew into his life, poured light into his soul, and dropped the old jokester to his knees with little more than a wide-eyed glance and a flick of her tail feathers.

Evil never takes a holiday…especially where finding your Mate is concerned.

Faced with a powerfully destructive force manufactured by madmen and sent out to destroy all things – be they Magical or Human – it’s up to the Demi-God and his Strix to exterminate not only the menace but also its Maker.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for more about these wonderful Ladies of the Sky. And to have one be Kayne’s mate is wonderful!

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Her Cougar Cowboy: Paranormal Dating Agency

Genevieve Mason has the job she’s always wanted. As a buyer for Saks’ exclusive plus-size fashion line… she gets paid to shop, and there’s nothing she’d change about her life. Except maybe one thing. On a whim, she decides to reach out to Gerri at the Paranormal Dating Agency. At worst she’d have a few dates with some hot shifters, and if her luck was really good, she might wind up with something completely unexpected – a mate.

Brooks Alder wasn’t looking for love. Sure, every shifter was on the hunt for their mate, but he was busy enough with his ranch to be able to forget what was missing in his life. A mate, cubs… a family.. When a friend offered to sign him up for the Paranormal Dating Agency, he didn’t say yes but he also didn’t say no.

At Gerri’s prompting, Genevieve booked a stay at the Northwind Spa to relax and prepare herself to find her soulmate. But when the spa turns out to be a dude ranch run by one of the hottest cowboys she’s ever laid eyes on, Vivi has to make the best of a bad situation. Who knows, true love might be waiting just around the corner.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Incredible. It never ceases to amaze me, the stunts Gerri will pull to get a couple together! I would have been sorely disappointed if I was expecting a Spa and got a Dude ranch instead.

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Her Dragon’s Treasure (Dragon Guard Book 30)

The Sea may be a harsh mistress but She never met Talullah. Who said mermaids can’t fight? This one’s taking it to the falls.

Fate will not be denied…And neither will Lulu.

Decades trapped at the bottom of the sea. Doomed to spend eternity in a watery grave, the Guardsman known as Atticus had given up hope, resigned to his fate, then the impossible happened, the voice of his mate shone a light into his dark, dank tomb.

Tired of being the youngest and smallest, Talullah ached for adventure. Her heart and soul longed for a chance to prove she had dreams bigger than the sea and deeper than the ocean and possessed the strength and determination to carry them out.

Forced to the bottom of the sea by her dreams of a warrior in need, Lulu is caught in the middle of an underwater earthquake that triggered a tsunami, threatening both land and sea. Can this strong-willed mermaid save not only herself and her sister, but also the man whose violet eyes haunt her dreams and whose heart beats with hers?

Time is running out. Waves are decimating the shoreline. Flood waters batter the mountains. The ocean floor is being eradicated as the vacuum created by the storm leaves a humongous hole of nothingness hell bent on devouring everyone and everything in its path. Then, as if things couldn’t get any worse, the unthinkable happens… the Afanc appear.

Disturbed by the storm, their underwater prison destroyed, this ancient race of scaly demons seek to avenge their fallen and exact revenge for their imprisonment by spilling the blood of one of King Arthur’s own – a true descendant of an original Dragon King – the Enforcer who imprisoned them all those centuries ago.

It may cost this little mermaid more than her tail to have her happily ever after, but she’s willing to sacrifice every glittering scale on her backside for the treasure of her dragon…if only Lulu knew it would be enough.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Oh man! So great to read this book. To see yet another one of the Enforcers being returned to the world is fabulous. Now, to start reading about Poseidon’s daughters!

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Purrfectly Caught: Paranormal Dating Agency (A Maverick Pride Tale Book 4)

Kylie is determined to stay alone to keep her new Pride safe, but what’s a Tigress to do when her mate won’t take no for an answer?

Kisses By Kylie has taken the world of e-commerce by storm and Kylie has never been so busy. After travelling under a dark cloud from her small South Carolina Pride to Maverick Point, New Jersey, she finally has friends, a home, and a Pride of her own. So, why did she feel so empty inside?

Michael Turner, or Mikey, as he’s called by those close to him, is the Pride healer. With the Nari being so close to her due date, he dare not venture far from the Pride House, even if it is to woo his reluctant mate.

When Gerri Wilder comes to Maverick Point with news that Kylie’s old Pride wants her back, he is forced to make a decision that puts him at odds with the blonde beauty. But it’s just what he needs to catch his curvy little Tigress.

The doctor is in and he won’t rest until the petite bombshell is purrfectly caught.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Yes! I’ve been waiting to get this one. I loved the couple, and Gerri’s reaction to what was going on was absolutely priceless. What more could you want?

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Cupcake Kisses & Dragon Dreams (Dragon Guard Book 29)

Fate will not be denied…but it may have to do the dishes!

A cup of Love, a teaspoon of Hope, and a pinch of Destiny makes every recipe perfect, however, broadcasting her True Love Spell all over the world has made Kalliope the sweetest treat in the bake shop. With more dates than she knows what to do with, and a Priestess who’s ready to confiscate her wand, this Happy Homemakin’ Witch is scrambling to curb her suitors’ appetites just as her One and Only, in the form of a grumblin’, growlin’ dragon, shows up ready to beat the poof right out of her egg whites. 

It’s gonna take more than icing and sprinkles to fix this mix of a disaster, but Kallie’s never given up, and she doesn’t plan to now. With her trusty whisk and her Granny’s recipe, this sassy little Witch is about to whip up a special batch of cupcake kisses sure to sweeten her Dragon’s disposition. Fate will not be denied…but it may have to do the dishes.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Wonderful. This is one of those stories that I could have sworn I read earlier. Now that I’m finished, no I hadn’t! I love the characters and all their flaws. I absolutely adore how the writer grabs from any and every mythology out there for her characters. This pairing is slightly older than the normal but that just makes it better.

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Purrfectly Trapped: Paranormal Dating Agency (A Maverick Pride Tale Book 3)

Gretchen has searched for love her entire life, but what happens when the only man she wants thinks he’s a Tiger?

Gretchen has finally done it! Cut It Out, her new salon, has officially opened for business. Of course, her first client is six-feet of gorgeousness in need of a serious trim and shave. As the only employee at the moment, she takes care of Mr. Sexy herself. If only she could stop staring at his acres of muscles and focus on his thick and shiny, but totally uneven, locks instead. 

Reg has been so busy trying to make amends for past mistakes that he’s neglected to take care of other stuff, like his hair and beard. Not a good look on one of the select Tiger Shifters chosen to guard the Nari of the Maverick Pride.

When Gerri Wilder comes in for a visit she orders him to the new salon in town for a quick haircut and a shave. Reg is willing to suffer for his Pride, but what’s a Tiger to do when he meets his mate in a hairstylist who doesn’t know Shifters exist? 

He won’t rest until his fiery little brunette is purrfectly trapped.

This couple was so cute to watch! Neither one is exactly looking for a mate. Heck, Gretchen didn’t even believe there were shifters in the world. But leave everything to Gerri Wilder and things just work out the way they should. This writer does such a wonderful job with her world building. For someone who grew up reading such greats as Tolkien and McCaffrey, world building can make or break a story.

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Rise of the Alpha: Wolves of Willow Bend Books 1-3

Discover the Wolves of Willow Bend and small town romance with a bite.

Wolf Bite

She is left with two options—she can tell the only wolf she’s ever loved that she’s carrying their child…or she can protect him, keep the baby a secret, and run.

Caged Wolf


AJ has been freed on a technicality from prison. He thinks that his old Alpha, Toman, is planning to kill him on his return to Willow Bend. Little does he know that Mason has taken over the pack and has much different plans in store for him and Viviane

Wolf Claim

Now, the loner will be escorting one of his pack’s most precious into foreign lands. He’s all that stands between her and a dozen potential threats…and if he doesn’t stake his claim, he may lose more than his heart.

I love this whole series. Having read each story individually, it is so much easier to have them in sets like this. There’s enough to keep it interesting without overwhelming your attention. If I’m binge reading, I want to just flip the page and start the next one.

What I didn’t like is that the prequel, “Wolf in Law” and the one that bridges between Wolf Claim and Rogue Wolf, “Wolf Next Door” wasn’t included. Those stories are important and add a lot of information to the overall world building.

Book Series by Heather Long

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe by Tasty

This is a quick, under 30 minutes, meal you can whip up for a weeknight supper. It can be easily adapted for the number of people eating or the ingredients in your pantry.

What’s more, it’s relatively low in calories with a good amount of protein. I enjoyed it immensely.

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Tangled in Tinsel (Dragon Guard Series Book 28)

Grab your eggnog and a bowl of figgy pudding, cause the Gingerbread Man has made a call and Fate is on the way. Never fear, if all else fails, we’ll be tangled in tinsel and singing Jingle Bells. There’s no better way to spend your holidays.

“Well, hello there. Are you my Christmas present?” His voice was just the right mix of smooth bass and sultry smoke that Belle’s mind shut down and her mouth took the lead. “You’ll have to unwrap me to find out.” Moral of the story…I should always follow my instincts, and I’m gonna kick Lizzie in the shin for making me leave the house.

It’s over the river and through the woods, and straight to Christmas hell for Chance Nichols. His twin has taken off on a mission to the Frozen North and most of the other Guardsman are cuddled up with their mates, so it’s up to Chance to get the Lair decorated before the snow begins to fall.

One trip to town for decorations and Happy Holidays has turned into Scary Grinchmas. According to the latest report, the North Pole is completely shut down. The elves have revolted, the reindeer have flown the coop, and Mrs. Claus is on strike – talk about up the proverbial tree without an extension cord.

Visions of sugarplums can’t fix this one. It’ll take a whole lot of dragon magic, sprinkled with fairy dust and tied together with yards of tinsel and garland.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wonderful! Fabulous Christmas story of true love. Chance, like his twin Noe, is an emerald dragon. His mate is the Christmas Fairy. Their meeting and mating will leave you smiling for hours

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She Thinks My Dragon’s Sexy: (Dragon Guard Book 35)

Fate Will Not be Denied, but if you happen to be a Gambler, the safe bets always on a Dragon and his Mate.

Coming back to West Texas for Elle Burntwing was a mixed bag of tricks. Sure, it was hotter than hell and drier than a popcorn fart, but it was home. Not just a place on the map, but in her heart where it really mattered. Burntwing was a mixed bag of tricks. Sure, it was where she’d grown up, where she’d had her first beer, her first kiss, ridden her first horse, and raised all kinds of hell…but it was also where her family had tragically and with no explanation been taken from her.

Stepping back on the sandy soil of home, the plan was simple (1) get her client outta hot water, (2) find the person responsible for her family’s murder, and keep herself from falling in love with a Dragon. No worries, right?

Family meant everything. It was all he’d ever known, and as the oldest son of an oldest son and a Guardsman, Gage took his job as Protector very seriously, even though his four younger brothers knew every one of his buttons to push and laughed as they did it.

Seeing her walking into the Courthouse changed everything. With her in his arms, he saw forever. All he had to do was slay a centuries old flying menace and convince the One the Universe made for him that he wasn’t an arrogant, know-it-all Dragon, but instead, her One and Only Mate. Piece of cake, right?

With more on the line than his love life and the scales covering his backside, Gage MacAllen is about to learn the true meaning of ‘Destiny will always find a way’.

Can he thaw out in time to join the battle?

Will she save the day without him?

Will the Fanatical Feathered Freak finally be brought to justice?

And…who in all that’s holy is the Dragon trapped in the ice?

Only the Great Creator and the Universe know the answers, and as usual, neither one is talking. So, Take a load off, Grab a cold one, and Get ready for one Helluva story.

Great addition. I love how no mythology is safe from this writer. She manages to intermingle them in new and different ways. The characters are well written and very enjoyable. This couple are enjoyable and very open to the working of Fate and the Universe.

The low appreciative growl of his Wolf joined the deep rumble of his Dragon as the soft caress of feathers stroked his cheeks. Looking up as the truck came to a stop and the rumble of the engine faded away, Gage’s eyes landed on the back of what he could only imagine was a beautiful woman. The swing of her long raven-haired ponytail was hypnotic and moved in perfect time to the mesmerizing sway of her hips. Her confidence and strength surrounded her like an impenetrable shield and the set of her shoulders assured him that she took no shit from anyone.

Shifting the leather shoulder strap of her briefcase, the swooping neckline of the back of her light cream-colored blouse moved to the side uncovering a perfectly drawn wing covered in feathers of blue, purple and gold. Images of the Rain Bird flashed in Gage’s mind. His dragon roared and his Wolf howled as one word flashed in his mind, Mate

Dragon Guard by Julia Mills
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