Claws, Class and a Whole Lotta Sass: Dragon Guard Book 20

Hiding in plain sight as the Pack Healer for a bunch of wolves was the perfect cover…

Using ancient magic to hide her true nature hadn’t always been easy, but it beat the hell outta being dead…then he waltzed in. Six foot-nine inches of pure male dragon, looking better than a man had a right to and making her dragoness wake from a long hibernation to spread her wings, not only rocked Dannika’s world, it almost turned it upside-down. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an evil as old as time and twice as deadly has reared its ugly head. Her ability to hide behind her patented sassy attitude may have kept Dannika safe for all these years, but now the future of all things paranormal is at stake and only she holds the key to its survival…well, at least part of it.

It was supposed to be a simple cross country trip, but then, he’d heard that somewhere before…
Since the death of his father almost a century ago, Wolfe McCallum’s life had been a series of incredible ups and devastating downs that made riding a roller coaster seem like a walk in the park. It also didn’t help that he freely admitted to being more stubborn than a mule and twice as contrary. He prided himself on being able to outlast, out argue, or just plain irritate anyone on the planet into giving up without raising a single claw or breaking a sweat…until he damn near tripped over the most beautiful woman in the world.

One look…one kiss…one extraordinary night…

Secrets unlocked, Destiny knocking at the door, and a Fate that will not be denied. Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, be prepared for sudden stops, and by all means – buckle up. Fireworks are the least of your worries when one bull-headed dragon and his sassy-since-birth dragoness are faced with saving not only themselves, but everyone and everything they hold dear.

The Universe may not make mistakes, but She doesn’t make things easy either. It’s gonna take claws, class, and a whole lotta sass to save the day this time.

The Reviews!

Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Just loved Morning Star & Wolfe!
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2019
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Dannika aka Dani Do Chara, Morning Star of the Crystal Clan is a healer and was adopted by Alpha Joshua of the Blue Ridge Wolf Pack, even though she isn't a wolf, after her parents were killed, She's very special and her mother made her promise to hide what she truly is and concentrate on her healing abilities. When she meets her mate the prophecy will start and she can be her true self.
Wolfe McCallum, a Dragon, along with Dragons Grey & Angus go to help out at the Blue Ridge Wolf Pack. They are being plagued by Rogues who are afraid of Dragons! Wolfe has been having dreams about a gorgeous woman and was told his mate is near or he's about to meet her. Oh now way - Wolfe doesn't want any mate at this time. When they get to the Blue Ridge Wolf Pack, he sees the woman of his dreams and groans and realizes she is his Mate. When they meet she knows he's her mate too but mind speaks to him not to tell the others what she is. Of course things don't go easily for Wolfe with his sassy Mate. Then there is the evil that is coming for her. Will the prophecy come true now that she has met her Mate?
Loved this story and the sassy Dani and the arrogant Wolfe. They are perfect for each other. There's suspense, drama, angst, magic, humor and romance.
Karli
4.0 out of 5 stars Morning Star
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
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This standalone addition to the series features Wolfe, a relatively young member of the Dragon Guard. He and a group of friends from the Guard are assigned to protect a wolf shifter pack from rogues during treaty negotiations. But when he arrives at the Blue Ridge Wolf Pack border, he senses something he isn't ready for - his mate.

Danika Do Chara, Morning Star of the Crystal Clan of dragons, was adopted into the Blue Ridge pack at an early age following the death of her parents. Using powerful dragon magic, she cloaks what she is and has promised to reveal herself only after she finds and bonds with her mate. At that time, she and her mate will face off against The Darkness, a grave threat against the future of all living beings. But when Wolfe and the rest of the Guard arrive, he recognizes she is dragon, and begins his pursuit of his mate. Dani has no desire to start the clock of the prophecy, however, or to bond with the very large and arrogant stranger. But she will find that fate cannot be denied, for better or for worse.

This is an easy read, but is lacking in depth of character development and history. The ultimate battle with The Darkness was like a little town you drive through, blink and you miss it. Too much sass and not enough delivery for me. It gets 3.5 stars.
Nikki Brooks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dani is about to come out of the paranormal closet!
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
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Dani has got so used to hiding who she really is, even from her adoptive family, it has become send nature to her. But when her pack requests help from some Dragons she never expected to meet her mate, sending her into a tailspin and kickstarting a prophecy!

A Dragon called Wolfe! It was supposed to be an easy job, helping out some wolves to eradicate some rogues. But when he recognises his mate Wolfe is left confused. Why is she living as a human within a wolf pack? But her subterfugs leads to all kinds of friction between them...mostly of the good kind. But when they finally claim each other, they leave the others thinking they have been kidnapped or worse, killed.

But with Dani's true nature revealed her family take her deceptions hard. Will finding her mate lead to her losing her family?

Fabulous read. With evil shapeshifters, magic, cunning Goddesses and that ever fickle fate blending together in a wonderful tale.
Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "You will love this Stunning Dragon shifter Romance series "
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
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I love each book in this incredible series! Once you read a story in this series. This series will have you hooked. The Dragon shifters are so sexy. With unique and Awesome personalities.
Wolfe is a sexy dragon guard. He and his best friend Grey , are sent on a mission to the U.S. Wolfe has been on edge lately , due to dreams he has been having about a beautiful woman. His friend Kayne says they are telling Wolfe. That he about to meet his fated mate.
When Wolfe gets to America. He learns he is to attend a treaty meeting between two wolf packs. There is meets the spunky Dannika aka Dani.
Dani is the healer of the Blue Ridge pack. She herself is not a wolf shifter. She had been adopted by the Alpha and his mate. Dani has a secret about her heritage. That even her adopted brother's do not know.
Dani is confused when she starts having strange dreams. In them she keeps calling out the word wolf. Plus there is a sexy stranger in them!
Both Dani and Wolfe never plan to find a mate! Only fate may have other plans!
You will love this super exciting, thrilling, funny, suspenseful, and scorching hot Dragon shifter Romance series. This is a five star plus story and series.

The Sunday Post #21-22

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Kiss of Her Dragon by Julia Mills

You know the old saying about “All’s fair in Love and War?” This Guardsman is ready to swear that love should come with Hazard Pay!

Fire Maidens Rome by Anna Lowe

“A gem of a novel…Searing hot love scenes, a sexy-as-sin wolf and a determined, strong female character make this book not to be missed.” – Ind’Tale Magazine

Fur Ever Yours by Melanie James

I am absolutely captivated with the Black PawPack. This is already gearing up to be one heck of a saga.

It’s hot; it’s paranormal. But mostly it’s MelanieJames at her best.

This is a captivating story with characters that are easy to fall inlove with!

If you are looking for intense emotion and unrelentingaction this is the book for you!

The author starts the action with the firstpage and keeps it moving until the very end!

Rebel Mate by Grace Goodwin

This was so different from all the other stories. The beginning truly grabbed my attention and never let go. It’s a little difficult to figure out what to say without giving things away. So let me just say that you are going to love it!

Purrfectly Caught by C.D. Gorri

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?

Tomorrow I will be attending the funeral of dear friend who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. As a young man, he enjoyed running and entered many races in his area. That was taken from him by this disease. As he aged, he found other things that gave him pleasure. Then the pandemic hit, and he became isolated in his home. Finally he fell victim to Parkinson’s Dementia.

So many people have been isolated during this period. Do everything you can to keep them connected to the world at large.

Purrfectly Caught: 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 Reviews!

Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars The address of home
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
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Oh my goodness! Such action, such danger, such emotion all within the pages of this book. The author brought us something completely unexpected with this book, and I love the way it brought such joy to the Maverick Pride. And it all started with a clueless male, okay he wasn’t entirely clueless, but Gerri managed to get him in the right direction just in the nick of time. Thanks to her, and the unwavering support of the pride, this story ended in the perfect HEA. I enjoyed how the author really kept us on our toes throughout the story and how so many layers came together to create this newest addition to the series. I especially liked how she already set us up for a new book and I can’t wait to read it.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Fight!
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2021
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This book has an interesting tale to it; in that Kylie a 1 point in her young life had to fight her mother in order to live & make it to the Maverick Pride. & in the end of this book she had to fight a cheating stinky male from her old Pride in order to save her mate, Michael from death.

But, to find out how this all started you’ll have to read the book.
Flo
5.0 out of 5 stars The pride always protects their own..
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
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Michael and Kylie's story was so emotional and exciting.. There is so much going on in the pride with babies and matings it is all very exciting.. Fated mates can not be denied even if you think you are protecting yourself the pull is just too strong.. And of course ignoring it can be painful but not as painful as defying Gerri would be...
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Plans, News and Consequences
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2020
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Kylie McNaughton, tiger shifter and designer likes her life with her new Pride and friends. She is talking to Jessica, her landlady and buyer of Kisses by Kylie lingerie when Gerri Wilder arrives bringing news.

Michael Turner, the Pride Healer, who had already realised that Kylie is his fated mate. She ignores all his attempts to attract her attention, thinking he wasn't interested in her. Summoned to a meeting at Gerri's request to be informed of events involving her old Pride, and that they want her back.

With an insanely crazy Pride Alpha determined to get what he wants by any means possible, truths come out. In spite of tricks and other means, the Alpha gets his just desserts, Kylie learns the truth of Michael 's feelings and all ends well. Plus a few surprises too. Another great read and more to come.
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Ginger Cake Recipe | An Easy One.

This sounds interesting! By the way, for people in the US, set the oven for 350 degrees.

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I made this cake yesterday; a recipe I hadn’t used for ages. The cake turns out very soft, a bit crumbly, and totally delicious. As you can see from the photograph here, I’m about to cut myself a (huge) slice and have it with lovely coffee.

1and 1/4 cups of spelt (or white) flour

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup of buttermilk

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup olive oil

1 dsp honey

1 beaten egg

Mix all the dry ingredients together

Mix all the wet ingredients together

Mix all together until well combined

Put into a greased/lined loaf tin – I just brush with olive oil

Oven 180 degrees for 30 mins

Cool in a damp tea towel on a wire rack.

Serve on its own, or warmed and topped with plain yogurt – and try not to eat it all at…

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Rebel Mate (Interstellar Brides® Program Book 20)

A rebel alien roaming the far reaches of the galaxy. An Interstellar Bride on the run for her life. When her life crash lands into his on a remote planet, they’ll need each other to survive.

The Interstellar Brides Program guarantees it can match any female on Earth, even a cynical, street-wise, and very jaded Zara, who just wants to start over. But when she arrives on her new home planet… she gets more than promised:

Murder? Check.
Smugglers? Check.
A sexy as hell pirate who demands she follow his orders? Um, what?

Zara didn’t volunteer for this mess, but she’s a fighter. A survivor. She’ll work with a sexy—did I say bossy?—rebel to bring down the bad guys and take on a Rogue 5 legion in order to obtain what she wants, a white picket fence kind of life in outer space… if she can live long enough to get it.

The Reviews!

Gidget64
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
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Grace Goodwin, you are AMAZING!!!!

I totally love this book from beginning to end! So much action, suspense, romance, hot sizzling sex, and LOVE!!!!

I never tire of reading Grace Goodwin's books and every book, as different as it is, will always manage to get you hooked reading it straight through. There is no break or stopping for breaks as it just pulls you in and before you know it, you are hooked. You will never be able to pull away from the Interstellar Bride's Series story until you finish reading her books to the end (or better yet; finish reading the end of the Bonus Content).

I love ALL of Grace Goodwin's books. With that being said, this book right away pulled me in with the shocking twist in the beginning of the book. From there, I knew I was going to spend my day reading and thinking about this book.

You just can't help but get so immersed with the plot and storyline of this book that you can't help but feel that you are living and experiencing everything that is going on with the characters but mainly the main character of Zara.

I won't say much at all about the story as I feel I would be giving away quite a bit but I would definitely encourage you to read this book as there is so much going on with Zara and her way of survival as well as dealing with Isaac and the forces of Cerberus.

Seriously? Why isn't any one of Grace Goodwin's books picked up by the that of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video or any other movie network or agency? In all her books, there is an ongoing war between the Hive (similar to the Borg in Star Trek but totally different) and the Coalition ( which is made up of an alliance of different planets with different Aliens and/Species- which some are soooo pleasing to the eyes of the mind here) as well as characters that we all can relate to which makes them unforgettable. Then add action, romance, suspense, drama, mystery, hot sizzling sex and LOVE, (yes I said that before but wanted to mention this again) and you truly have an experience that takes you to a level of fulfilment as well as that to the matters of the heart!❤️ It truly does and I am always wanting more after reading one of Grace Goodwin's books. I mean that too.

I really hope that one day I am able to see of one or more of Grace Goodwin's stories (mainly that of the Interstellar Bride's Series) becomes a movie or series. I would truly love to see that as Grace Goodwin is truly an amazing great writer. Once a month, I know that I will always be transported to a new or familiar planet for a few hours ( which is one of my favorite times for that month). I will always be wishing and waiting for Grace Goodwin's books to come to life either on the big screen (movie theaters). or the little screen (TV) but either way I will be here waiting for the next Grace Goodwin story next month while still reveling in the aftermath of reading Rebel Mate. It's that good!!! A hearty toast as always to one of the best writers always, Grace Goodwin!!! 🍷🥂🍹
Christal
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes A Girl Just Gotta Use her Stick
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
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Every time I read the next book in any of this author's series, I think this is the best I've read so far until she publishes another book and then it is the best. This author always writes books with sexy times, action, possessive alien men and love. Zara is such a strong human female who encounters a horrible murder within minutes of her transporting to her Trion mate. She is shocked and worse realizes the murderer is giving her as a slave to a monster. Fortunately Isaak happened by at the auction block and helped her escape from the slavers along with the help of her trusty titan stick. They still have to fight before they get their sexy happily ever after.
Bourbon, Books and Brenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Space Pirate meets Interstellar Bride
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
Space Pirate meets Interstellar Bride candidate, in this suspenseful tale of murder, lies, spies, and of course a hot dominant alien. Zara has been sent to Trion to meet her mate. She has had a rough life, she was poor, lived on the streets and fight for everything she had. She’s a scrappy one that Zara. Isaak has been a Space Pirate for 4 years, since he left Trion for good. He had a falling out with his family and has been fighting the hive and dealing with scourge of the galaxy. That is until he hears rumors that there is a human female about to be turned over to the EVIL Cerberos. Ooohhh I hope Cerberos get’s what is coming to him!

This book took me through twists and turns, it took me through some incredibly steamy times too! Whew, Isaak is one heck of dominant alien who expects all women to be submissive...lololololol, how do think things will go when he meets a woman who is a fighter? Yep, this is going to be good! I enjoyed the story, though there was just a tad to much (he won’t want me after, she won’t give into me and trust) for my personal taste, but I also get where the characters would feel that way based on their life experiences.

I think my favorite part of the book was the ending, when everything came together, and it all just clicked. Isaak and his past, Zara and her desires, the spies and lies, and the storyline....it was a fabulous ending! If you like you like hot alien pirates.... you will love Isaak. If you like a strong, independent woman that can stand on her own two feet...even if a big ole alien is picking her up...you will love Zara. If you like a good revenge story...you will like this book! I don’t think I will ever tire of the Interstellar Brides and look forward to the next book!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Florida Book Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Series Ever!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
Even after 20+ books in this series, the stories are still unique, sexy, romantic and full of drama and adventure. Grace Goodwin does a fantastic job of making the characters seem so realistic that you can’t help but immerse yourself into the story and cheer for their happily ever after.

The world building is vivid, the danger is stark and sometimes unsettling, and the whole story is so engaging you can’t put the book down until the end (and then you just can’t wait for the next book!). Although each story is an erotic romance, you always get a sort of life lesson, or food for thought which might apply to you. In this book, it is about letting go of the past, and learning to trust others. Or not. This book can also just be a very enjoyable and entertaining break from reality. I just can’t recommend the Interstellar Brides series enough, or any of Grace Goodwin’s stories actually.

I received this book from the author at Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my honest review. Since I rely heavily on reviews to make decisions about purchases, I will never lie or over exaggerate my opinion. There is nothing worse than seeing a bunch of 5 star reviews and realizing the book is full of errors or just plain bad and not worth my hard earned money!
Emily Pennington
TOP 500 REVIEWER
3.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020
Zara Novak is a spunky, feisty, fighter who has had a rough life growing up and surviving on the streets. It’s time to start over with a new and better life, so she signs up to be an interstellar bride. She is matched to someone on Trion and her new mate Naron is murdered right in front of her! She is saved from being auctioned by Isaak, but someone is still after her. He takes her aboard his spacecraft to escape from those who want to take her captive again. But the scrappy little human would not hesitate to fight by his side to take down the bad guys. She is not what he would have expected in a female.

This author has been one of my favorites for eons! I could always count on her for a fantastic book. But like with many of the sci-fi authors lately, I see a direction I totally dislike. I positively do not like discipline, punishment, or spanking themes, feeling they are completely inappropriate as relates to adults. For me at least, it adds absolutely nothing of value to the story, turns my stomach, and disappoints me in my reading enjoyment. I am not a prude, but this for me is OTT and ruins an excellent story. Please, stop adding kinky nonsense that is just plain nasty. I lost all respect for both characters with the dominant/submissive tug-of-war. The whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth. When you want someone to just love you, you don’t need a punishing “Master” to tell you how you will obey or else the punishment will begin! That’s not love!

Fur Ever Yours: Black Paw Pack Book 1

When his father is killed by a coven of witches, Rafe Erickson claims his destiny by becoming the Alpha of Black Paw Pack. Or so he thought…

An ancient prophecy tells the tale that all Black Paw Alphas will find their mates during Yule. The attraction will be instant. The craving will be unlike any other. Everyone knows you can’t fight Fate. Or can you?

To Hell with that! 

Rafe has no desire to find a mate and tells the Fates to take their prophecy and shove it! Witnessing the devastation caused by his father’s death was enough for him to know that he’d never purposely put someone through that kind of pain. As far as he’s concerned, his pack is his destiny. All he has to do is stay away from the newcomer who crossed into his lands looking for help.

Escape & Survive! That’s all Mina had to do. The Alpha of Twisted Tail Pack has plans and she has no desire to play any part in them. He is evil. The worst of their kind. He’d kept her against her will and threatened her family. If she doesn’t give him what he wants, it could mean the end of her life along with everyone she loves. 

Mina’s only hope is to build up her strength so she can save her mom and sister from the monster they’ve been forced to follow. She unwittingly runs right into the path of an ancient prophecy. Will her freedom be short lived when a sexy new Alpha sets his sights on her? Will she be able to save herself, let alone her family?

Only the Fates know…

The Reviews!

zoey
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read...
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2021
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The h is a wolf shifter on the run. She escapes from the clutches of the evil Alpha from her pack. He is not her true mate but he is forcing her to be his mate. The H and his pack find her close to passing out because she was wearing a collar that sapped her strength. They save her and give her protection. The H immediately knows that she is his true mate and vice versa with the h. The h’s evil alpha and her former pack show up to kidnap the h. The H and his pack save her. He and the h find their HEA.

A cute read. I liked the characters. I thought they were well developed. The story moved at a good clip. Lots of excitement. Good supporting cast of characters.

A 3.5 star recommend.
	LNIKKI-G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Shifter Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
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I loved this shifter story! Mina was raised in a pack that is run by an evil, Alpha Wannabe. He rules the pack with so much cruelty, torture and hate that no one knows what life exists anywhere else. Mina escapes and in her plight to reach safety is cornered by another pack, one that she soon learns is a world apart from what her people have been lead to believe. This story is her journey from fear, and the depths of evil. Is there any other life? Is the world really as evil as she has been taught to believe. This book is a great read with revelation and upheaval from her world to a world that promises a life. Thanks Melanie for creating such great characters who have a depth and personality that keeps the reader engaged. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!.
	Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome Wolf Shifter story
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2017
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Mina is a wolf shifter from the Twisted Tail Pack who has been abused and is malnourished. This was done by her Alpha Griffin Engle because she refuses to be his mate. She escapes from his clutches and wolves from the Black Paw Pack find her and bring her to their Alpha Rafe She's so browbeaten she won't even look at Rafe. When he gets her scent, he realizes he has met his mate. He sees how scared she is and he sets out to show and prove to her how different his Pack is.

This is an awesome Wolf Shifter story. Mina comes into her own especially since she isn't abused anymore and has the love of Rafe and his Pack. Loved this story and Rafe is awesome-has such patience with Mina. There are a few surprises which made the story more fantastic. Has romance, surprises and some angst but what a story!
	Diana Page
4.0 out of 5 stars A Yule Time Alpha
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017
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After years of abuse Mina goes on the run rather than be mated to an Alpha that shouldn't carry the title. Enter Rafe, Alpha of the Black Paw pack and her True Mate, who literally sweeps her off her paws and marks immediately upon meeting her, but her old Alpha is not giving up and he reigns destruction down in her new pack as well as her sisters. Great first book in what i think will be a wonderful new series by Melanie James. While not as wise cracking as her " Leigh" witch series, this has plenty if humor, intrigue, and hot sex !! There are a few controversial subjects mentioned; such as beating women into submission and killing for the sake of evil, but they are not delved into heavily, but should be noted for readers under 18 and anyone with psychological triggers. 4⭐'s !! And I can't wait to read book 2 !!

Fire Maidens 3: Rome

New Yorker Lena Castamolino has trouble. Big trouble. Every time the full moon shines, her body tries to turn into a wild beast, and she has no idea why. Her skin goes all leathery, and her shoulders begin the agonizing transformation into wings. Wings! Could it have to do with her recent move to Rome — a magical city that called to her for years? Or does the answer lie in the father who abandoned her at birth? Either way, she needs help, because all the grit and determination in the world can’t stop the moon — or the evil forces hot on her trail.

Eternal City? Eternal banishment is more like it for members of the despised Monseratti clan. But wolf shifter Sergio Monseratti has been granted one last chance to return to the city he loves, and he’s not about to blow it. “All” he has to do is bring down a ruthless mafia boss, and he can’t afford any distractions now. And he absolutely, positively cannot fall in love with the mysterious woman who could be the key to saving the city, no matter how high the passion between them builds.

Dazzling starlets, billionaire playboys, vengeful enemies, power-hungry dragons, secret heirs… It’s impossible to know who to trust, but one thing is for sure — destiny is on the move, and Rome is its stage.

The Reviews!

	Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Rome - a city with passion and challenges
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2020
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Fire Maidens:Rome was dramatic and old world mystery wrapped into one. This is the story that makes you want to keep reading and urging Sergio and Lena on towards a happy ever after. Immediately you have Lena who is compelled to be pleasant to the clients when all she really wants is to be free to express her talent. Sergio is the mystery to her, is he good or bad? He’s helping her with all of her new experiences. As Sergio and Lena traversed Rome and faced challenges and passions, you are along for the ride. It is a fun read that takes you through Europe as part of the Fire Maidens.
deb1210
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Maidens: Rome
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2019
Fire Maidens:Rome is book three in the Billionaires & Bodyguards series and it's a great addition! This is Sergio and Lena's story! We first met Sergio in book two, Fire Maidens:London, where he was a supporting character! I really loved him as the hero in this book!

Lena has just relocated to Rome-somewhere she has always wanted to live. She does photography primarily for tourists and bridal parties to pay the bills. Hoping to one day have her work published, she has lots of spare time to photograph the sites with her unique perspective. Things are going well until her body started doing some pretty spectacular things. None of this was going on prior to her coming to Rome. She is caught mid-shift one night by Sergio. He was there to let his wolf run free for awhile. He shifts back to a human and offers Lena his help. She understands that she is shifting, but she doesn't know why? Something with her Mom or maybe her Dad? He was not around throughout her life, so she has no clues about him. Lena doesn't know what to make of it that's for sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Lots of romance, suspense, and intrigue that the series is known for! Lena and Sergio have some serious chemistry!! I found the idea of Lena's awakening as a shifter a totally different and interesting angle. Most all shifters know what they are from birth so this was refreshing. The Guardians of Rome sure are an eclectic bunch they are! True to the set up of the series, each council is headed by a woman! I am especially drawn to that!

Anna does a great job by giving us the groundwork for the next book in the series! I look forward to seeing how the hero will handle the Guardians, the enemies, and of course, his Fire Maiden!!
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VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Series is just getting better
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2020
When I am having trouble to decide on a genre or book to read – to get me back in the swing of it, I turn to a group of authors that I can always trust to bring me out of a rut, and Anna Lowe is on that list. This is the third book in this series, and it’s just as good, or even better than the first two. I read this book in a day, that’s how hard it was to put down. Our Fire Maiden in this is Lena, who has no idea of the shifter world or supernaturals, but you can see some of her abilities from the beginning, even if she can’t by being able to see the true souls of people.

This a great romance, with Sergio and Lena, and seeing the major action scene is a nail biter, and when Lena shifts for the first time, I felt like I was there watching it all unfold in person. Action, discovery, love and loyalty. It’s all in these books, and I just “know’ the next book has to be about one of my favorite supporting characters from this book, Marco, and I can’t wait to read it.
LeMiliere
5.0 out of 5 stars Sergio and Lena
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2019
This is my new favorite series, I say that whenever Anna Lowe starts to write a new one and I mean it every time! In the previous book, Liam and Gemma's story we were introduced to Sergio and I have been eagerly awaiting his story.

Sergio has a checkered past, like all his team members in the Legion it's not something he's proud of but he did what was necessary to protect his mother and it made him who he is. Because of his past and what he knows The Guardians of Rome have asked him to come back and help with what could possibly be a mafia problem. When his "mafia boss" visits a photoshoot involving his girlfriend Sergio goes along and is shocked that the photographer is the dragon shifter he met recently. As if her being a shifter isn't enough his wolf insists that she's his mate.

Lena has always dreamed of living in Rome and now she's living there but she doesn't know why on the full moon her body tries to change into a beast but what kind? At a photo shoot, she sees the man/wolf she met in the park recently.

Later Lena is shocked when Sergio comes to the room she is renting and offers to help her with what has been happening to her, can he be trusted?

I was given an ARC of this book and am voluntarily writing my review.
Fire Maidens: Rome on Amazon

Kiss of Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Book 19)

Love makes any man do crazy things but when you’re a century old Dragon Guardsman and your mate is a bear shifter with a future blessed by Destiny crazy doesn’t begin to cover what the Universe has in store for you.

One small rescue mission will turn into a fight for his life with the Fate of the world hanging in the balance and the Hope of an entire species resting squarely on his shoulders. Just another day in the life of the Dragon Guard’s resident geek.

Dragon kisses, bear hugs and evil wizards…Love should come with hazard pay.

The Reviews!

ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Bearly Dragon!
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
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Brannoc, the Geeky Dragon met his mate when he was rescuing other shifters from a testing facility that the O’Baille’s (not sure that I’m spelling that right) had.

Annie, a bear shifter knew that Brannoc was her mate as he kept hanging around while she was recuperating from her ordeal; but also knew that they would be separated for awhile as she got her bearings back after being tortured & she needed to see & be with her family.

But, as fate would have it no long after Annie went back home & problems started up within her clan; Brannoc along with the help of Annie’s sister came to help her with the problems.

But, to find out what the problems are you’ll have to read the book
Gwen
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear meets Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017
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This is Brannoc and Annie's love story.
Annie had been abducted and tortured by the shifter-hating O'Baoill's.
Bran was the one to carry Annie out of that hellhole and to the safety of his clan so that she can begin to heal.
Annie is a bear shifter and needed to be among her kin to complete her healing.
From the moment he spotted her, Bran knew Annie was the one woman for him.
Now he must face being apart from his mate so that she can recuperate and become a full person again.
His reward is when they are eventually reunited to finally complete their mating.
Unfortunately, that takes a detour as the males of Annie's clan decide to mutiny and overthrow the female leadership.
Which in this case is Annie.
Brannoc cannot let this stand and will fight at his mate's side.
Nikki Brooks
VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and rushed but I'm happy
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2018
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Brannoc and Annie have had a rocky start to their mating. He found her whilst she was being tortured by a group of warlocks. He had to allow her time to heal amongst her bear sloth. But when her sister turns up saying Annie needs his help, Brannoc is ready for action.

Annie can't believe how long it's taken her to heal. But just as it completes she is inundated with unwanted male attention. The males in the clan are trying to usurp the sloths matriarchal line and they are not taking NO as an answer! Brannoc arrives in time to help defend Annie but this is just the start of their problems!

Great addition to the series. It was very short and I felt it could easily have been added to the previous book as an added extra bonus. The action is initially paced over a very short space of time which may not suit all readers but I was a happy bunny!
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Brannoc and Annie sittin in a tree...or a cave? You get the idea! XO
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2017
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I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

I read this awhile ago and so excited to buy and re-read again. I love this freakin series. I'm not a spoiler. I try not to anyways. I just LOVED these 2 characters. They are sweet and protective and whoa hawt too! Brannoc and Annie yay! Its really different how things operated in a bear clan vs. dragon guard. Brannoc rescued Annie from that hell and she recovered but Brannoc gave her time. They knew they were mates. She was waiting for him to claim her. Heh thats all I'll say. *zips lips* I will say I LOVED their story.
Dragon kisses, bear hugs and evil wizards…Love should come with hazard pay.
Kiss of Her Dragon on Amazon

The Sunday Post #21-21

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Sassing Her Dragon by Julia Mills

This is the first of Julia’s many books set in Milly Taiden’s Sassy Ever After world. Julia blends her favorite Dragon Guard shifters with sassy women who won’t let anything stand between them and their mate!

Fire Maidens: London by Anna Lowe

Anna Lowe’s vivid world of shifter politics, protective heroes, and feisty heroines is the perfect backdrop for a sizzling romantic adventure! … a fast-paced love story filled with blazing action and scorching sensuality. – Ind’Tale Magazine

Corked: Tangled Vines by Delta James

Grace’s life is on a roll, but San Francisco’s hills are steep and one small misstep sends her tumbling into the arms of Lincoln Steele.

The Rebel and the Rogue by Grace Goodwin

Zenos, from the Astra Legion of Rogue 5, is on a mission to find an antidote to the deadly venom flowing through his body. Without the antidote, one bite during mating will kill a hybrid Forsian’s chosen female. Zenos must acquire the serum at any cost, for like his Atlan cousins, his mating instinct will eventually consume him. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but one look at the defiant female bounty hunter and he can’t deny his body what she’s offering—a few wild hours of pleasure.

Purrfectly Trapped by C.D. Gorri

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

Purrfectly Trapped: A Maverick Pride Tale Book 3

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

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?

The Reviews!

Tamara Kasyan
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Purrfectly Good Addition To This Fun Series!
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020
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Another purrfectly good addition to this fun series as Gerri Wilder works her magic on the Maverick Pride once again. The Nari's best friend, Gretchen, just moved to town and opened up her own salon. Thanks to some well-meaning interference, Reg ends up being her first customer. Reg knows he has to tread carefully with the human who doesn't know about shifters, but their attraction is just too hard to resist leading to an unexpected outcome. Gretchen may not know about shifters, but something is telling her Reg is the guy for her. The road to their HEA is a tad bumpy, but they get their eventually. I absolutely love this series and can't wait to see who Gerri pairs up next!
Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift from fate
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020
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These tigers just keep getting better. I love how the traitor finds redemption and how we get to see the author continue the storyline from the previous books in this one. She continues to build the characters, making them even more relatable, and I can’t wait to read all about any future pairings that come from the rest of the pride. I really enjoyed the comparison to a lion who loves his locks and I can only hope that the author will be bringing some lions our way in the future. No matter who is in her next book, I can’t wait to read it.
Mensa Mama
5.0 out of 5 stars REG ROCKS! Another TRIUMPH for CD GORRI!♡♡♡♡♡
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020
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Reg is a funny and flawed character and Gretchen is sassy and adorable, so they make wonderful chemistry! As usual CD GORRI, with her descriptions and astute feel for world creating draws the reader into the story immediately!
Another triumph!
Diane K
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020
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I enjoy Ms. Gorri’s books, and I’ve read all 3 books in this group, as well as many of her other books. The stories are light but fun, and would make for enjoyable reading and a 4 star rating (good but not outstanding) except for one very annoying thing that was especially noticeable in this book. It’s full of technical writing errors: grammar errors, punctuation errors, sentence fragments, and just plain typos (for example “beats” instead of “beast” at least twice). There’s at least one problem on almost every page, to the point where it’s just sloppy and unprofessional. I can deal with a few problems, no book is perfect, but this many just keeps dragging me out of the story, and it’s very frustrating. Although I enjoy her stories, I’m seriously considering not buying any more until she hires a competent proofreader. If writing issues don’t bother you it’s a fun book. But if you’re like me and the errors take away from your reading enjoyment, think twice before you buy this book.