Fire Maidens 8: Greece

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2021Another wonderful book in this series. I absolutely love how the great descriptions allow you to picture the setting in your mind. Even better are the characters created, this couple are wonderful together. Well written, yet with flaws that make them come alive for you, I’m dying to read the next one now!

After ten years in the military, dragon shifter Theo Lazaridis has a new mission: to check off the last of his father’s requirements and finally claim a vast inheritance. But plans are made to be rewritten and priorities change, especially when a fiery stranger appears, turning his world upside down.

Zoe Thomas is living an archaeologist’s dream on a sun-kissed Greek island. That is, until startling new discoveries at her excavation open a Pandora’s box of trouble — and puts her on a collision course with powerful forces straight out of Greek mythology.

Much as her stubborn pride hates to admit it, Zoe needs help to protect an ancient wonder — and to survive. The problem is, the only person up to the challenge is a tantalizing mystery man she’s been warned not to get involved with… The very man she finds impossible to resist.

The Reviews!

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Land of Dragons & Enchantress
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2021
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I love how this Fire Maiden was an enchantress. I think this was by far my favorite. I love Greek mythology and for this book to incorporate it into this story was epic. Theo ready showed his maturity level not only to his father but the people of the small island of Anenomodolos. The east side of the island was protected by the enchantress and the west by dragons. Zoe was an archeologist who came to do a survey and once their she realizes always how much she loved Greece although this was her first time on this particular island, it was not her first time in Greece. Her adopted parents brought her family here to do participate in the reenactment Spartans wars of the old days. As it turns out she was born here and given to an owl shifter family... This is where things take a turn of a twist..they need a fire maiden and Theo needs to prove himself to his father. He doesn't want to marry or get with just anyone for his inheritance. But these two team up and anything can and will happen. You see centaurs, minotaur, satyrs coming to the rescue. Oh and lets not forget the Pegasus and Spartans themselves. I do not like to give away the stories Anna writes. Just know she's an amazing author and will never leaving you hanging unless its attentional. You will not be disappointed. GET THE BOOK!
VaWineLover
5.0 out of 5 stars Can he convince everyone that he has changed?
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2021
I just loved Theo and Zoe's story. We get not only a love story but we get to meet a bunch of new kinds of shifters. I won't spoil it by telling you what they are but you might have some guesses since it is Greece after all.

Theo has come back to the island of Anemodous after ten years served in the French Foreign Legion. He left the island as a spoiled, reckless dragon youth and returned as a seasoned warrior. Unfortunately, the memories of the older shifters on the island are long and he will have to prove he has changed if he wants to win them over. His feelings on his return home are mixed. On the one hand, he is glad to be back in Greece and loves his island home, on the other hand, he has to face his father and the man's insistence that he marry if he wants to get his inheritance. He has watched many of his fellow legionnaires find their destined mates and fall in love and that what he wants for himself but he doesn't think his father is going to want to wait for that to happen. He has resigned himself to choosing one of the money-hungry women his father has lined up for him - until he sees a woman stand up to his father's posturing and then walk out on him. Wow, now that's his kind of woman. If only she wasn't a human...

Zoe has fallen in love with the island of Anemodous and wishes she could remain there forever but her job at an archaeological site is most likely a very short one. She is at the site on the empty east side of the island with only her donkey and a cat for company. She comes into the small village in the west side of the island once a week to send off a report about her findings and to check her personal email. The only thing she has really discovered is that the site and surrounding area has some kind of magic - not exactly something she can put into a report. Then she meets Theo and everything changes...

I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author. My review is voluntary.
Faythe
5.0 out of 5 stars Ever feel like a place is calling you home?
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2021
I have always enjoyed Anna Lowe's books. When she writes in a location like this, it makes me feel like I have discovered a private gem. Her stories have always stood out for me time and time again and this one is no different.

Zoe is an archeologist on a remote island in Greece. Ever since she had arrived the place seemed to have been calling home to her. Powerful people don't want her to discover anything of interest on the island, yet she feels that there is a story to be told in the ruins she is surveying.

Theo is a dragon shifter with a past. Even though the years of military service have caused him to grow up, he still needs to prove himself to the locals who only saw him as a spoiled rich brat. To earn the respect he has started to make amends, then he stumbles across Zoe who his dragon is insisting is his mate. However her bloodlines won't satisfy his father's conditions to earn his inheritance. So he must make a decision that is a hard call for any dragon shifter : Love or treasure?
Robin Smith

5.0 out of 5 stars Spoiled Little Rich Kid Strives for Redemption
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021
Once upon a time dragon - shifter Theo Lazaridis was a spoiled little rich kid but after serving ten years in the military he returns home. Where some things are the same while others have changed. He has finally met his Father's conditions in order to gain his inheritance but dear old Dad has yet one more condition get rid of that archaeologist a woman named Zoe with a fiery disposition before she finds something to encourage land developers.
Zoe is living her dream she has returned to sunny Greece to explore and categorize ancient archaeological finds to learn of its ancient history. She is welcomed by the land, earned the trust of Anemondas not sure if spelling is correct villagers and her neighbors Zaikis and his brothers centaurs tasked with keeping the east side of the island safe.

Theo gets hit right in the solar plexis when his dragon shouts mate but can he earn Zoe's love?

Now that's what I call a well rounded story because it has a dash of this and a bit of that with a whole lot of romance. This is another edition to Ms. Lowe's repertoire that I call out of the ball park because for me it rates beyond the five star limitation.

These words are my own opinion regarding a complimentary copy I voluntarily read. I have not been compensated in any way but don't take my word for it form your own opinion after you read it.

Twinkle Twinkle Sassy Little Star: Dragon Guard Book 23

Back to the swamp. Back to the wolves. Back to her…

From the moment Grey laid eyes on Star he knew beyond all doubt she was the woman for him, but the sassy little she-wolf wouldn’t even give him the time of day. Then he was called home and all hopes of claiming his mate disappeared. Now, he’s heading back to the sweltering heat of the Florida wetlands and this time she will be his.

Fight the rogues. Fight the wizards. Fight the attraction she has for him…

Star thought the problems with her love life had flown out the window as she watched Grey fly off into the sunset, but now the sexy dragon is back and looking better than a man has a right to. Not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he makes her wolf roll over and beg to be taken. What’s a girl to do when her happily ever after is staring her in the face but she’s not sure she deserves it?

The Florida Swamps have never been hotter. The wolves are under attack, the full moon is only days away and as if that wasn’t enough, out-of-control wildfires are closing in on all around them. Praying for a miracle won’t work. Fate and Destiny can’t help this time. Only the white-hot magic created by a dragon and his one true mate can save the day and Grey has no intention of taking no for an answer.

“Twinkle, twinkle, my sassy little Star. This dragon knows exactly who you are. And baby, I’m coming for you…”

After all, Fate Will Not Be Denied…or will it?

Rating: 4 out of 5.

These two are such a wonderful couple. Star still believes that she is the reason her entire pack was wiped out. Grey still grieves the disappearance of his brother. Neither one knew just how connected the two incidents actually were!

	SpanishLady
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5.0 out of 5 stars He'll Take The Heat.....
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
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Dragon Guardsman Grey is dead set on going back to the swamps of Florida when he realized while there that the she wolf Star was his mate, doesn't matter that she keeps denying him and throwing him out of her head whenever he decides to visit it . He is also determined to find his younger brother Garrett who was abducted 80 years at the age of 13 by an evil demon and kept chained Goddess knows where wasting away.

Star can't deny the attraction she feels toward the hot Guardsman, or that they are true mates, but she will allow no man to take away her independence, or her mind on anything let alone a pushy dragonman. But Goddess when she sees him and finds out that he has been suffering all these years because of the same evil demon that killed her father and her pack, all bets are off. She will no longer fight the attraction or pain she feels when she sees his. Together they will defeat him and find Garrett.

A passion withheld for so long that sparks ignite between these two.
	ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick!
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020
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Everything just flew & the next thing I know I’m finished reading this book.

Grey is not only his name but the color of his dragon & I don’t really remember him in any of the previous books in this series.

Star, is a wolf that I don’t really remember either but, she supposedly has had past dealings with the bad guy.

But, you’ll have to read the book to find out what the deal was.
Heidi Langdon
5.0 out of 5 stars Julia Mills continues to entertain us with her wonderful stories
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2018
Twinkle Twinkle Sassy Little Star is a fast, easy and extremely enjoyable read. Julia Mills continues to entertain us with her wonderful stories. If this is the first of the Guardsmen's series you have read, I highly recommend reading all the rest, you will love them and all the characters you will meet.
Star is a sassy wolf who has lost all to the demons of the world and has come to rely on herself for what she needs.
Grey is a grey dragon who also has lost to the same demons. The fates have declared they are to be mated but Star is fighting it.
This story has a little of everything. Some violence, co-operation between species, and some smoking love scenes. Definitely a book for 18+. Happy Reading!!

The Sunday Post #21-26

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

Fire Maidens #7: Venice by Anna Lowe

Ten years ago, lion shifter Tony Pelligrini was forced to flee Venice after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit. But now, a mysterious force is drawing him back. Is it the feeling of a ticking time bomb only he can defuse? Or is it the call of destiny, promising true love?

His Twisted Tail by Melanie James

This was good! I can’t say I remember reading anything else by this author, but I will definitely change that! This was a worthy entry into the Paranormal Dating Agency world.

Her Purrfect Match by Milly Taiden

I love how these stories are all stand alone, but yet they easily lead from one to another. The couples are engaging and delightful. This is rapidly becoming one of my “Go To” series.

Shake That Sass by C. D. Gorri

He’s an Alpha looking for a home. She’s an outsider with no one to call her own. Can they find what they’re searching for in each other?

Shake That Sass: Dire Wolf Mates Book 1

He’s an Alpha looking for a home. She’s an outsider with no one to call her own. Can they find what they’re searching for in each other?

Derrick Rand is an Alpha Dire Wolf, a rare and powerful species of Shifter. Tired of the nomadic life, he’s looking for a place to call home. He receives an email from a female Shifter inviting him to a small town called Blue Creek. Seemingly ideal, he and his crew fill their tanks and mount their bikes for the long ride to meet Barbara Wolfe.

Lucy Corwyn is a Bobcat Shifter passing through the Wolf infested town of Blue Creek. After her junker breaks down, she is stranded there without a cent to her name. Not-so-big Cats rarely mixed with other species, especially not ones that considered her a snack!

Without the money to pay for the repairs needed, Lucy has to find a job. The only one available seems to be at the new biker bar in town, Serious Moonlight. Lucy knows she needs to get the hell out of town before some dumb Wolf tries to make her into a chew toy, so she seeks out the owner about a position.

Imagine her surprise when the sexy as hell Alpha turns out to be her mate!

Lucy isn’t about to make things easy on the big guy. No way.

If that big bad Wolf wants to catch this little she-Cat, he better shake that sass.

The Reviews!

Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Creek will never be the same
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
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I love this author’s induction into the Sassy Ever After world. Not only does she bring us a lonely kitty full of sass, but she brings us 7 dire wolves ready to settle down and find their mates. (Hopefully that means 6 more stories) I truly enjoy the way this author slowly builds the story while introducing us to the characters, it makes them seem so real and invests us in their future. Especially with Lucy, that is one sassy kitty who is going to keep Derrick on his toes for many years to come. I think you will enjoy this book as much as I did, and now the wait begins for the next book. I hope it won’t be too long.
ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t Stop!
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2021
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From page 1 until the end; I just couldn’t stop reading as this book just hooked me in.

Lucy’s car broke down & she needed a job to get it fixed & she found not just a job but a mate as well.

Derrick & his pack finally found a place to put roots down & he also found a sassy mate to go with it.

But, she’s not sure she wants a mate after seeing what her mother went thru. So, she’s putting Derrick to the test of not only his will but, of his love.
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Full of Sass
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2020
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Have to admit Lucy is now a favorite character of mine. She just knows what she wants and she goes out and gets it. She has no problem putting Derrick in his place to do it either. These two are just perfect for each other. Head strong and stubborn.

You find yourself getting lost in the pages. So many times you find yourself laughing at something that Lucy will say. But don't fret this book will give you lots of steam and hunky actions, just wait.

Can't wait to read more books about this Dire Wolf pack from Blue Creek.

Until Next Time... Tabi
sldca
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a new Series
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2020
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I found another favorite author! Love Derrick and Lucy’s story. Lucy never thought she would find a home, let alone love and a Mate. Derrick and his pack decided it was time to establish roots and settled in a new town, where his Mate walked in the door.

Can’t wait for the next Dire Wolf book in the series!

Her Purrfect Match: Paranormal Dating Agency Book 3

I love how these stories are all stand alone, but yet they easily lead from one to another. The couples are engaging and delightful. This is rapidly becoming one of my “Go To” series.

She sighed and stared at Gerri. “My mother says I’m a fool. That love doesn’t exist. That I should give up on the idea.”

“Don’t you dare! Love exists. You just need the right man.”

“I want love,” she murmured softly. “I want to be wanted for once. Not just for the troubles I can fix for a man. I want to be wanted for who I am and what I can give back. I want to be loved.”

Gerri nodded. “And we will get you love.”

Taiden, Milly. Her Purrfect Match (Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 3) . Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Alyssa Moran is tired of being the old cat lady with no man. She has very specific needs and goes to visit Mrs. Wilder at the Paranormal Dating Agency. Shockingly enough, she is promised a man who likes cats, wants kids, likes curves and will be wild in bed.

Grayson Green needs a mate. Fast. But he refuses to be pushed into anything. That is, until a curvy funny woman shows up in his territory saying she’s there for him. Who is he to argue when someone as delectable as Alyssa decides she wants to give herself to him?

Of course, not all is at it seems and some people want Alyssa gone and Gray dead. If Gray mates, the future of his pride will be sealed and no one can argue his place as leader. Unless it can be stopped before they ever get a chance to make some cubs. He will have to work hard at convincing a human she’s the only one for him or lose his pride and his mate.

The Reviews!

Malinda
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good addition to the series 😀
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2015
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4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked Alyssa very much and Gray was a pretty cool as well. Their story was very good and went quickly but I really liked it.

Alyssa is a nice lady who hasn't had good luck with men. She grew up in a house where her father loved her mother a lot but her mother didn't love him back and treated him like crap. Alyssa hoped to find a man who loved her like her father loved her mother (but she'd treat her man much nicer than her mother treated her father). Unfortunately, she keeps finding losers that take advantage of her kind nature, using her and trying to tell her she can't do any better because she's a BBW.

Gray is a Tiger shifter and the leader of his Tiger pride. Growing up there wasn't a lot of room for PDAs and such so Gray grew up believing that love didn't have a place in his life. He's been getting pressure from his pride to take a mate and have cubs but Gray has been holding back because of pure obstinance, not wanting to because people require it of him.

Since Gray wasn't looking for his mate, one of his lieutenants decided to sign him up for the matchmaking service. Alyssa goes out to meet Gray, thinking he's expecting her and that she'll be there for a couple days to get to know Gray. She ends up getting a flat tire as she's getting close to where she needs to go and meets up with a Tiger and a man. She soon gets help and directed to the home of the local pride's leader and is surprised to find out that the pride leader is her "date". Gray is very attracted to Alyssa and sees her as a definite candidate for a mate but he's not real thrilled at his buddy's interference in signing him up for the service without his knowledge. He decides he likes Alyssa enough to go with the situation and see where it heads.

Alyssa is very attracted to Gray and starts having dirty thoughts about him right away. They soon end up exploring their connection (sexually) as well as getting to know each other. Alyssa is happy with Gray because he obviously is different from the other men she's dated and treats her much better. Gray expresses his need for a mate and children and Alyssa likes him enough (and wants a serious relationship and children enough) that she agrees that they can start working on kids, leaving the rest of the relationship to grow as they get to know each other. Things go pretty well between them but there are some issues within the pride that interfere, mainly 2 other tigers that want a chance at Gray's position as leader. There is a bit of danger and drama that have to be dealt with but everything turns out well and Gray and Alyssa end the story starting their HEA together.

This was a really enjoyable story. I really liked Alyssa. She was very straight forward, sweet and had a good sense of humor. Gray was a good hero and his only real detraction was his inability to grasp the concept of him and love co-existing (and that didn't last too long). Overall, this was a very good, low angst PNR and I'd recommend it. 😀
Annettepj
5.0 out of 5 stars PDA just gets better and better with Geraldine Wilder in charge of matches with sassy females and sexy shifter males
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014
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I am a Sassy Mates series fan and faced with a cold winter night and in need of some real entertainment I purchased this series from Milly Taiden in hopes that she would not let me down. In Sassy Mates I was intrigued into purchasing the series with the lure of sexy wolf shifter brothers and their mature accomplished school teachers. I must admit in the past the draw of a menage with wolf shifters(Twice the Growl) , a bear seeking a long lost high school crush(Geek Bearing Gifts) and a tiger shifter faced with giving up his rule of the pride if he can't bring some cubs into the pride soon did not attract me. I am here now to repent of my previous lack of interest and will give Milly Taiden a wide berth in all future paranormal romance novels she may write. This novel is the best of the series so far, even though it seemed shorter than the previous two in the series.
In this novel, Tallia's co-worker Alyssa Moran is in her mid-late 30's and is seeking the partner, children, house with the fence and perfect little forever love scenerio and having been unable to find it on her own, with a slew of loser schmucks in her past, she turns to Geraldine Wilder and the Paranomal Dating Agency to see if she can find "her one" outside of the human race.
Grayson Green is facing a future alone as the leader of his pride and imminent challenges to his leadership if he is unable to produce cubs soon. His soldier and trusted guard Stripes makes contact on his behalf with the PDA and Gerry has the match for Talia as soon as they finish tea at their initial meeting. Gerry takes the dowdy Alyssa shopping for clothes that do not consist of baggy sweats and sends her off to meet her weekend date at his place in the mountains, near Tally's new home with her 2 wolves.
Lost with a malfunctioning GPS and a flat tire she is surprised and frightened when a man and his tiger companion all but attack her on the muddy ground. Tynder is surprised by his tiger companion's response to Alyssa and takes her to the home of one Mr. Green of Green Edge the pride's leader and chief and her blind date.
When Stripes rushes in to attempt to explain the situation that he set up to Gray with the PDA, while Gray is roughly interrogating Alyssa while Tynder stands off to the side, Alyssa is full of sass and wants to know why no one will help her get on the road to meet up with her date for the evening.
Other reviewers have mentioned the quotable lines in this first meeting so I will not repeat them, but they won me over to the writing of Milly Taiden once again. Lyssa mentions to Tynder while Stripes is having a whispering session with Gray, "Do you think we should go? The big sexy one is pretty pissed for some reason." Tynder has a sense of humor the whole time after having met Alyssa roadside a few moments earlier and replies after laughing, "I don't think we should move right now."
Gray is a recluse and an angry anti social one to boot, so when he tells Stripes and Tynder to leave him with Alyssa and Stripes begins to object he is cut off by Gray hissing, "I don't need help talking." Stripes retorts, "Yes, you do. You hate people."
It just gets better from here and the retorts of Lyss are just the tool to break down the walls around Gray's long locked up heart.
Joyce J. Ruskuski
5.0 out of 5 stars A UNIQUE MEETING AND A TACITURN TIGER GIVE ALYSSA CAUSE TO WONDER
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2015
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Another winner for the Paranormal Dating Agency Genius Mrs. Wilder, when she pairs Alyssa and Gray for a match made in the Tigers Lair. Gray is a rather taciturn and lone tiger kind of guy. Who needs a mate and cubs but doesn't want one. That is until one of his guards fills out the forms that allows Mrs. Wilder to fine his purrfect match, one Ms. Alyssa.

Their introduction is a rather unique experience at least for Alyssa. When her car breaks down and she is literally attacked by one very aroused and very large tiger shifter who suddenly finds he might just really like this idea. The sparks fly and the romance is off to a rather rocky start.

I think you will love this one, as the pack members conspire to overthrow Gray for his place as leader and it takes both he and Alyssa to foil this coupe.

I hope you give this one a read and enjoy it as much as I have
Eisha
4.0 out of 5 stars Her Purrfect Match review
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2015
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Alyssa and Graysons story. Man oh man what a story. You have a beautiful curvy woman that is the poster child for crazy cat lady except she is not she just loves cats all types. When she is set up she is under the assumption that Grayson is looking for love nevermind that he is super sexy and has a body angels and demons envy. She is looking for someone to love her just as she is. Grayson knows who she is and whats even better his feline wants her very much. When her car breaks down traveling to meet Grayson she is welcomed by a huge tiger that would rather eat her in a different way than harm her. He keeps sticking to he only wants cubs but cannot help but to fall in love with alyssa. Typical man to deny what is in front of you and darn near lose it all because of pride. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because I wanted a little bit more. Some people seem to forget that the rules that would normally govern humans dont apply when shifters come into play. Maybe they are producing enough phermones to get someone high as a kite so what. You have to think of the fantasy part of it because if shifters were real I would gladly roll over to get my tummy scratched ;).

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His Twisted Tail: Twisted Tail Pack Book 1

Calder Lorenson inherits one hell of a mess when he’s thrust into the limelight to fill the role of Alpha at Twisted Tail Pack. With treachery in the ranks, Calder quickly finds himself in over his head. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, pack law decrees that he must be mated. 

With no time to spare, Calder does the only thing he can think of—asks for a little help from a famous matchmaker, Gerri Wilder. Will Gerri be able to locate his mate before the looming deadline? Or will Calder have to face the consequences set by pack law?

This was good!

I can’t say I remember reading anything else by this author, but I will definitely change that! This was a worthy entry into the Paranormal Dating Agency world.

The Reviews

Malinda
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable story 🙂
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
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4 stars

This was a very enjoyable story and works well, regardless of its short length. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough I'll probably try more of her work in the future.

Daisy is an emergency room doctor that works a lot and has next to no life outside of work. Daisy is a BBW and had men try to shame her for her size so she stopped dating and buried herself in her work.

Calder is an Alpha werewolf that was recently put in charge of the Twisted Tail pack. The pack had a really bad Alpha for a long time so Calder is dealing with a lot of rebuilding (in a lot of different ways). Unfortunately, some of the holdovers from the old regime are determine to get Calder out and since they're too weak to challenge him, they find a law that says an Alpha has to have a mate within 30 days of taking the post, in an attempt to get him out.

Daisy is just starting a 2 week vacation when she runs into Gerri. They end up having coffee together and hitting it off. Although she's nervous about it, Daisy agrees to meet a shifter through Gerri's dating service. Calder learns of Gerri from a friend and contacts her for help in finding his mate in time to meet the deadline. Gerri arranges for Calder and Daisy to meet and things go well and move very quickly. There's a bit of an issue towards the end but it's dealt with quickly and the story ends with Calder and Daisy together and heading towards a HEA.

This was a very short story but it was still very enjoyable...you just have to keep in mind that it will be over quickly so not to expect a complex plot. Daisy was a good heroine and I liked how despite her nervousness, she took the chance on Calder. Calder was great...typical shifter that finds his mate and is automatically sweet and loving and possessive. Overall, I liked the characters and the story very much and would recommend it. 🙂
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Exciting
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
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Here I am going back and rereading some books and making sure I have reviews up. To do this one must really love a book to go back and read it again. But how can anyone find fault in a Gerri Wilder book. That woman is a gem.

The mates she paired up in this book were perfect. They seem to fit together perfectly. I love how Daisy took a leap of faith and trust Gerri and gave in to the idea of having a mate.

I love that we get to learn what is happening at twisted tail and I can see the excitement is going to be in buckets in this books and any more that may come along.

Keep it up....

Until Next Time... Tabi
SpanishLady
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Ya Goin' To Bump Into.....
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2019
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Gerri Wilder that's who, if she wants you too! Poor Daisy has no idea who she just knocked down and her life is about to take a turn for the better too. No more Emergency Room for this Doctor once ahe get to Twisted Tail!

Calder has 30 days to find his mate, or he's not going to be alpha anymore.....30 days! He was gifted with special majic, but even he can't whip up that kind of magic....

You know who can though?

Fire Maidens #7: Venice

Ten years ago, lion shifter Tony Pelligrini was forced to flee Venice after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit. But now, a mysterious force is drawing him back. Is it the feeling of a ticking time bomb only he can defuse? Or is it the call of destiny, promising true love?

Wetlands ecologist Cara Alari would rather stand knee-deep in mud than dress up for a fancy ball. But in the course of one crazy, carnival night, a family she loves is imperiled, and she is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous world of power, politics, and royal intrigues.

Before Cara knows it, she’s putting her black belt to use as a bodyguard — and teaming up with a hunky lion shifter straight out of her dreams. The chemistry between them is off the charts, but there’s no time for amore. Somewhere in Venice, an enemy lurks, targeting the royal shifter elite. Because carnival masks can disguise faces and evil intentions, nothing is as it seems. All Cara can be sure of is that her heart — and a young woman’s life — are at risk.

The Reviews

Patricia Hoffstaetter
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable & would definitely recommend
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
This talented author has written an outstanding, adventurous paranormal romance, it is the 7th book in the “Fire Maiden” series but it is complete & standalone. The storyline flows smoothly throughout a well-written mesmerizing plot that is filled with suspense & has good world building with excellent scene descriptions. The characters are well-developed & it was interesting to see how they continued to develop into a strong-willed loving couple while supporting each other.
It is about: after being falsely accused & forced to flee, a male lion shifter (Tony Pelligrini) finds himself, drawn back to Venice. He comes into contact with a feisty female lion shifter (Cara Alari) but the danger increases as these two individuals draw closer to each other.
There is: various kinds of shifters, shifter politics, fated mates, guardians, fire maidens, adventure, action, destiny, some humour, twists & turns, intrigue, suspense, drama, deceit, betrayal, fantasies, secrets, mystery, devious plans, villainous villains, danger, threats, violence, confrontations, attacks, confusion, attractions, memories, discovery, complications, manipulations, surprises, allies, compromises, love, happiness, some steamy scenes & a well-deserved HEA with a delightful epilogue. I enjoyed reading this book and would definitely recommend it.
“I received a complimentary copy, and this is my honest & voluntary opinion”
Laure Eccleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Who are they protecting her from?
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021
Cara Alari is wetlands ecologist, and lion shifter working in Venice, she would rather be up to her knees, and elbows in mud than attending a fancy ball during Carnival. Toni Pelligrini left Venice ten years ago after being falsely accused of murder. Unfortunately, his past will come back to haunt him when he steps in to help Cara protect a young woman who is the victim of an attempted kidnapping. Cara and Toni find themselves as body guards to the young woman and working together to unravel a plot by the last person anyone would have suspected.
Compelling, fascinating, and well written characters that find out how difficult it is to work with the person they are falling in love with. Exciting action, suspense, and unexpected twist in the plot. Intrigue, and betrayal kept me reading from the first page to the last.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
LeMiliere
5.0 out of 5 stars Cara and Tony
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
This review is written voluntarily after both reading and listening to this wonderful book

This time it's the turn of the Lions to be the centre of attention. Cara and Tony's story is one I really enjoyed, not that I don't always enjoy Anna Lowe's work but this one was different - why you might ask? Well, it's different because Tony was forced to flee his home in Venice when he was accused and found guilty, without a trial I might add, of murder. But after ten years away his instincts have compelled him to return to Venice despite knowing that if he is recognised it could mean his death.

Whilst attending a masked event he meets Cara Alari, a beautiful ecologist who is passionate about saving Venice from further decay and destruction. But before they can act on the attraction they both feel, there's an attempt to kidnap someone close to Cara. Tony knows that he can't stand by and do nothing to stop the kidnapping but if he gets involved his identity is sure to be revealed which could mean he's sentenced to death or worse. But his honour means he must help and so both he and Cara fight together, oh I forgot to mention Cara is no dainty flower, she's tall, well built and strong. She's also good at self-defence, and together they foil the plot but as he knew he would be, Tony's recognised, arrested and taken before the Guardians.

Fortunately, Tony is recognised by someone who was there ten years ago, someone who can clear his name and restore his family's honour. After which he and Cara are asked to guard Fiorina the new Fire Maiden of Venice who turns out to be the girl they just saved from being kidnapped, she's also the daughter of the man he was accused of killing ten years ago and the girl he carried to the safety of her mother's waiting arms.

Tony and Cara are appointed as bodyguards to Fiorina but in order to keep her safe they will have to find out who ordered her father's murder and her kidnapping, are they dealing with one person or two? Are those events connected? Why is the new Firemaiden so unlike all the other Fire Maidens?

What follows is an exciting story full of drama, intrigue, chemistry and love, this is a wonderful addition to this series as destiny works it's magic again. But this time there's an even bigger surprise in store for us, but that's enough from me, no more spoilers you will just have to download this wonderful tale and find out the answers first hand.

The book Is wonderfully narrated by the super talented Kelsey Osborne who does an incredible job of bringing all of the characters to life.
Faythe
5.0 out of 5 stars Is fighting Fate futile?
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
I must admit I absolutely love this series. I like how Anna pulls in the next hero into her story giving us a slight preview into what may be coming.

Cara Alari has always loved Venice, and as a Wetlands Ecologist she is trying to keep the city from sinking beneath the waves. Her landlord convinces her to attend a ball during the famous Carnival within the city. When she got home from the wetlands all she wanted to do is just curl up and relax, but she get ready for this ball.

Tony Pelligrini is an ex-soldier from the French Foreign Legion, after running from false murder charges. He has felt pulled to the city, is it time for him to give in or can he clear his name.

The pair meet at the Carnival Ball, and manage to save someone who is important to the guardians. They get roped into playing bodyguard together, but can they solve the mystery before time is up, while keeping their charge safe?

I did receive a free copy of this book, but like all her books Anna Lowe has knocked this one out of the park. I doubt you will regret picking up this book.

The Sunday Post #21-25

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

Dragon Down by Julia Mills

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Be careful what you wish for. Kamdyn and Callum should have remembered these old sayings!

Starfighter Command by Grace Goodwin

I love how this couple came together. Watching them was so satisfying. The couple are well written, you can almost see parts of yourself in them. The story continued easily from the first book. Now, I can will be on pins and needles until the final one comes out!

Fire Maidens: Scotland by Anna Lowe

Wonderful Second Chance romance with a sexy dragon Shifter. The descriptions of the places are everything we’ve come to expect from Ms. Lowe.

Breathe by Delta James

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself needing to refresh your memory with this one. So many of our favorite couples make an appearance in this one. It really makes it enjoyable to see the continuity from one story to the next.

Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden

Mrs Wilder is fantastic as a matchmaker. The world building is something you have to read to believe. There’s humor and romance a plenty in this delightful story. What appeals to me is the leads to the next story. Which, by the way, I can’t wait to read!

It’s Been One of “Those” Weeks!

I spent most of last week without my car. When you get to be my age, that can be an absolute pain in the rear. Let me give you a little background though.

This past January I received a coupon for an oil change from AAA. One of their Car Care Plus centers is near my house. Our car needed an oil change so we took it there. While they were changing the oil, they also checked such things as the fluids, the brakes, and so forth.

The front brakes were fine, but the back brakes would need to be changed before long. It took a month or two, but in April we had the work done. Unfortunately this time as they were doing the complimentary checks, they noticed an oil leak. My husband insisted that it wasn’t anything that needed work on immediately and we took the car home.

Maybe we should have had the work done then, I don’t know. A week ago while driving home from the store, we heard a noise but couldn’t see where it came from. The next day I had a warning light come on to “Service Battery Charging System.” That was my second clue. Two days later the car was dead on it’s axles at the house.

Ted, our carpenter friend, came up to help with it. We checked the battery, we charged the battery, nothing. Using a battery charger/starter, we got it started. The light was still on! Then Ted noticed that the Serpentine belt was missing. That being broken was the noise we heard!

So I called AAA Roadside Assistance and had the car towed up to the Car Care center. Late that day, I got a call back with the bad news. The belt had broken because that little oil leak my husband dismissed had been leaking onto the belt. Once the belt became saturated, it broke. They would need to clean the engine in order to find the source of the leak. We needed the car fixed so we reluctantly agreed to this.

Mid afternoon the next day we got the news. They’d found the source of the leak, but they were going to have to remove several things in order to reach that gasket. It would take replacing the timing cover and seal, the front oil seal, the oil pan gasket and a complete oil change to fix it. Ouch!

It was Friday afternoon before I was able to pick my car back up. That little oil leak in April lead to a $1600 dollar repair in June. The biggest single item on the bill was the labor. The good news is that since the Car Care Plus center is own and operated by AAA, the repairs are guaranteed.

Geek Bearing Gifts: Paranormal Dating Agency #2

“I want a man to want me for me.” Hearing the words come out of her mouth made her wince. A troubled knot tightened around her heart, clasping her normal self-assurance in a vice grip. “I wasn’t wanted by boys growing up. Most girls didn’t want to be around the fat girl. When someone did take the time to talk to me, they wanted something, and that something was usually to make fun of me.”

Taiden, Milly. Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 2) . Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart…forever.

Mrs Wilder is fantastic as a matchmaker. The world building is something you have to read to believe. There’s humor and romance a plenty in this delightful story. What appeals to me is the leads to the next story. Which, by the way, I can’t wait to read!🤗

The Reviews!

Geek Bearing Gifts on Goodreads

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