The Paramedic’s Angel (Extreme Medical Services Book 2)

Book Blurb:

One Paramedic and His Guardian Angel

Paramedic Dean Flynn is finally getting used to his Unusual ambulance patients. But with werewolves, vampires, fairies, and more as his 911 patients, is he ready for an Unusual in his personal life?

Ashley Moore is not just an ER nurse, she is a heavenly angel on earth. Can she protect Dean and help him stop the hate crime attacks on his patients? Someone is determined to start a race war and only Dean stands in the way.

The story continues on! The more I read this series, the more I see the expertise of its author coming through. The sheer attention to detail is phenomenal.

Elder Geek
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Novel - an installment in a serial.
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2016
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This is the second book in the Series. The story and premise are good, but this is not a stand alone novel - and neither are the others in the series - nor are they novella's because they do not have any type of resolution. Each book is more like an installment or several chapters in a serial. I read this book in under 2 hours. Because it is a short installment in a serial it gets very annoying to have the Author retelling part of the previous story the same way that must be done for honest to goodness stand alone novels in a series. That retelling takes up a good portion of this part of the series, therefore seems like padding.

* * * SPOILERS BELOW * * *

The story itself is unique and interesting, however it is taking a turn for the 'MarySue' as the hero finds himself the object of an Angel's affection - the highest in the 'unusual' or supernatural pecking order. The author certainly knows a great deal about being a Paramedic, and this twist in the horror/Sci Fi Genre is a new one. But to be honest I could do without all the very detailed descriptions of a paramedic's work - that was great in the first installment of the series but now it seems a little tedious.

Don't expect there to be any resolution at the end of this book, you must move on with the serial. And it's not a cliff hanger either, it 'ends' just like the end of another chapter
	Cathy
4.0 out of 5 stars The paramedics keep fighting.
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2017
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Dean is moving along in his probationary status as a newbie. He is learning more everyday. One of the highlights of his learning is delivering his first baby. We also meet some more people in the series. Soon good...some bad. Dean also meets his Endara or angel and also his girlfriend, Ashley. She is instrumental in getting Dean and James to accept each other and become better friends.
We also start hearing more and more about "The Cause". The Cause is a hatred group who are determined to harm and kill all Unusuals. We also learn that Mike, Dean's mentor, is one of the leaders of The Cause. Brynne is finally convinced that Mike is not the person she believed him to be. Towards the end of the book, violence against Dean and Ashley is intensified and James and Brynne convince them to move into James apartment building for their own safety. The author, Jamie Davis, gives us more insight into the life of paramedics and how they do their duties while building up drama in his continuing story. I can wait to read the next book in the series
	Grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2017
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As we get deeper into the series, the medical focus is beginning to give way to intrigue and even murder. This should please those that weren't as happy with all the medical description. I still think that in a time when health care is a national focus that setting these novels against a medical backdrop is nothing short of brilliant. Surely there is some connection between the underserved population and the undisguised hate crimes of the books and the real tensions in our nation. Hopefully, we will choose to be Dean and Brynne and not Zach and Mike during the national tensions. I look forward to seeing how the situation resolves in this ongoing series.

The Joy of “Connected” Series

If you don’t know by now, you should. I love book series. I started very young when I first stumbled upon The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. This series ignited my love of books. It also led me to other short book series.

Somewhere along the line, I started reading “The Dragonriders of Pern” series by Anne McCaffrey. Between what Ms. McCaffrey has written, and the ones written by her son, Todd McCaffrey, this series currently stands at 25 books. Ms. McCaffrey has written several other series, but it seems that none of them connect to the others in any way.

Anna Lowe has also written several series, Twin Moon Ranch, Blue Moon Saloon, Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart, Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, and Billionaires and Bodyguards. While characters from one series are mentioned in the next, there is no real interplay between the two. So not exactly what I call “connected.”

So what do I mean by “Connected?”

I’m going to use the books of Delta James as my examples. Her books were what started me on this quest. Ms. James has written a number of series, some of which are obviously connected, others are not so obviously connected.

A prevalent theme throughout her books is the Dominant/submissive (D/s) theme. Keep that in mind during this discussion. There are things and places mentioned in almost all of her books that are tied to other books. This is the type of connection I am talking about.

In the Wayward Mates series, we are introduced to 9 strong-willed she-wolves (women) and the males who love them. I would say “alphas” but Nick from Claiming His Mate isn’t an alpha, he’s the pack Beta. None of these couples embrace the D/s dynamic but Marco DeMedici and the Florence pack own the club, Dante’s, in Florence, Italy. We learn this little fact in “In Vino Veritas

The next series is “Tangled Vines” and its Prequel, “Corked.” In the prequel is where the brothers, Damien and Linc Steele, buy the small boutique hotel and famed BDSM club, Torch Light” to renovate. Linc and his mate, Grace live a D/s life 24/7. Damian meets his mate in Uncorked with the help of Marco Demedici. As the series continues onward, more couples embrace the D/s dynamic in their lives. We also see them crossing paths and pursuing connections with the alphas from Wayward Mates.

Fated Legacy is a series that introduces us to the adult children of the couples from both Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines. Set 40 years after the two series, the new generation battles an evil force called the “Darkness” thought to have been vanquished by Jean Lafitte, the original alpha of the New Orleans pack. In this series, we are taken to the London club, Baker Street.

Now, I had to check this out and actually ask Ms James, but it turns out that Baker Street is owned by the Cerebus Group from Mercenary Masters! This is actually the first club in the group. You may or may not be surprised to find out that this group are all humans. Nevertheless, the players freely interact in each other’s series.

This club also features prominently in the current series, Masters of the Savoy. As a side note, the opening story, “Advance” has an interesting history. It began life as a story in the 2020 anthology Dirty Daddies. Expanded and rereleased as Best Seller, it was once again re-edited and found its place as the opening story in this paranormal mystery series.

The final set of connections that I’ve traced is to the stories of “Alpha Lords.” This series is set in the post-apocalyptic future and feature the packs of Calon ‘Onest and Ravenscar, among others.

It’s the many connections like these that keep my mind interested and involved with a story. See what connections you can find in your favorite series!

Contract: Masters of the Savoy Book 4

Book Blurb:

He is the Head Concierge at the Savoy; she’s an Irish witch haunted by a little girl in Victorian-era dress.

Saoirse Madigan, an Irish witch has seen the little girl in her visions since she was a child. Her investigation into who the child was and how she died has led her to the Savoy to seek out the answers to the mystery.

Felix Spenser, the Head Concierge at The Savoy, knows she is his soul mate from the first time he met Saoirse. He is convinced that her obsession with one of the Savoy’s famous ghostly residents could be dangerous.

When Saoirse begins to question those who have kept the secret for more than a century, she unknowingly sets off a course of events that will prove Felix right.
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Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different – more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out … you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows.

The more I read by this author, the more I find myself appreciating the sheer amount of research that she puts into each book. She researches not only the places, but the people as well. With this fourth book in the series, we are introduced to yet another historical figure. While the prince doesn’t appear himself, other historical characters from around him do. It’s fabulous.

	Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars THE IRISH WITCH AND THE SAVOY CONCIERGE
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
Ms. Delta James has penned a unique and page-turning series of paranormal events and characters that intersect with historical events. The story will have people from the previous books, but this one will mainly focus on Saoirse Madigan, an Irish witch, and Felix Spenser, the head concierge of the Savoy. The story is the fourth in the series, and while it could be read as a stand-alone, it would be better understood by reading the first three books in the series.

Saoirse has been in London, where she felt that she was needed, and she was, helping free Anne Boelyn from her state of limbo at the Tower of London. During her time in London, she stays at the Savoy, where she has become friends with Felix, and others that either work or live at the Savoy. There is a flirtation between Saoirse and Felix, who she would prefer to call Spense, for some time, but in this story, they will take things from friends to lovers. Spense is dominant, and while Saorise isn’t naïve to a dominant-submissive relationship, she had a very negative experience with her ex-husband. Her complete trust in Spense will turn her feelings around about a D/s relationship.

Saoirse: I’m not your sub or romantic partner.
Spense: Not at the moment, but the future is rarely static.

The story’s plot will revolve around the Savoy ghost, a young girl wearing a yellow dress that would fit the Victorian era. Saoirse has encountered the ghost since she was a young child, but now she will speak to Saoirse with a riddle.

“They did not search for those who died;
The chapel bell did not knell;
When the Irish witch can answer why,
Then our spirits will arise from Hell
And with the King of Kings we will abide.”

The story will have the four couples working on the history and trying to determine who the little girl is, how she died, why she is trapped on Earth, and how Saoirse can free her. But it turns out; it isn’t one little girl; it is five, and evil surrounds their demise.

The story is also about the newly formed relationship between Spense and Saoirse, where she is learning that not all men are like her ex. Spense is dominant but loving, showing her D/s isn’t about him, but them. Saoirse knows that Spense, Gabe, and Roark all came from the pages of Sage’s well-known novels, but then Anne was a Queen. The relationships between the four couples are strong, and they each have faced some form of terror. Saoirse will be a catalyst for helping innocent souls find their peace in the Light. Can she use her magick and powers for good and help banish evil?

Spense: Perhaps I’m the man who came through the Veil to protect you so you could work your magick.
Saoirse: I think you’re right about your fate. I think you came through the Veil to protect me. I’m awfully glad I am your destiny.

“She’d been waiting her whole life for him to step out of a manuscript and become her perfect lover.”

The story has matters of life and death due to paranormal entities, a strict, take control Dominant, some punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. It does not end on a cliffhanger but gives the reader a satisfying conclusion. And it won’t be the end in this series; there are at least two more books.
	Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars CONTRACT 5 STARS
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
What can be better than a Ghost Story in an iconic hotel like the Savoy. Contract picks after the weddings of Holmes and Rachael and Anne and Gabe. Saroise again sees the little girl in the elevator. She has seen the child since she first stayed at the Savoy as a girl, And just like that the game is afoot!!! She and Felix begin to research the ghost with help from Sage and Roark. As they find out more about the haunting Saroise and Felix begin to find each other special!! I really enjoyed learning more about the history of the Savoy Hotel and we learn more about Jack the Ripper and Speculation that was a the son of Queen Victoria. All of this is woven into a finely crafted mystery with magic, mayhem, love, and a great history lesson!! Thanks MS James!! Y'all really need this book it is SOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!
Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Series
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2022
I just finished reading Contract by Delta James and again it was one of those books that once you start it is so hard to put down. This series is one of my favorites by this author. It has everything I enjoy in a good book. A little historical, mystery, suspense and of course a great love story. Saoirse and Spense are the perfect characters for this story, there backgrounds are so interesting and just adds to the fun of reading this book. I received a copy of this book to review and the opinions expressed are my own.

Extreme Medical Services: Paramedics for Supernatural Creatures

More years ago than I care to remember, I read a series about a hospital in space called Sector General. It was fantastic and ran to a number of books in the series. This book greatly puts me in mind of that series. For me, it helps answers a number of questions that run along the lines of how does our government systems cope with the medical needs of paranormal creatures living among us? This author has chosen to call them “Unusuals” and does a wonderful job of explaining what happens if they need to call 911! I’m looking forward to reading more in this series!

Book Blurb:

Tops in his Paramedic Academy training…

…didn’t prepare him for Station U.

What was more dangerous, the supernaturals or his boss?

Dean needed to learn street medicine fast. He’d trained to help humans, but he wasn’t prepared for injured fairies and monsters. Still, he was smart, willing to learn, and more than anything, incredibly curious to learn about this whole new world he didn’t know existed.

Would it get him killed?

She’d been at this job a while and was less than enthused to be given a new probie. There was always a lot going on, but Brynne has something on her mind. What happened to her old partner?

In the dark of night…

…a society few humans know, thrives.

And someone wants to bring them down.

You’ll love this supernatural medical thriller, because the fast-paced life of an EMT is better in the world of vampires and mythical creatures..

Rating: 4 out of 5.
CL in Dallas
3.0 out of 5 stars So good idea. Typical plot - young hero plunged into ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016
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The premise is interesting and different from any other sci-fi fantasy that I've read lately. So good idea. Typical plot - young hero plunged into a new world he didn't know existed. All fine. But for me the book falls short in two areas: it reads more like an EMT textbook that a novel. Way too much information on drugs and procedures. Too little on the characters, their personalities, motivations and plot. And second, I hate cliff hangers! I don't need everything resolved by the end of the book, but don't drop a major plot twist on the last two pages, expecting I'll buy the next book in the series to find out what happened. If the story is strong, and I like the characters I'll buy the next one. If not, I won't. A cliff hanger ending just irritates the reader.
Ellkay Kay
3.0 out of 5 stars An Almost Good Book Without an Ending
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2016
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For the most part I liked this book. It has an original and interesting premise and a take on "Unusual" people that I found appealing. The characters are adequately developed, even if Dean seems to some readers to be excessively uncertain. If I had found out suddenly and shockingly that the entire world was different from what I had always believed, I might well be somewhat unsure myself. I also liked the information provided about Emergency Medical Care and the roles of Paramedics and their work in Ambulance Services. I enjoy books that teach me something new while simultaneously entertaining me. And this work succeeded on both levels. Given all of the above, I might have given the book Four Stars, had it not been for the ending.
I should not even call it an ending. This novel does not conclude; it merely stops. Yes, one secret is revealed at the end of the book, but I found that a completely inadequate ending. As a result the entire book reads as Part One of a larger novel, rather than as a story complete in itself. Nothing at all is resolved here, and I very much resent feeling that I must buy the rest of the series to find out anything that results.
Double Ds
5.0 out of 5 stars Did I like the book? Yep, bought the next 2 books.
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2016
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The switch in main character from the prequel threw me a bit I will admit. Trying to see all the "weird" from a masculine view of the newest member of the paramedic team was really interesting. The blurb sets up the story perfectly.
Follow along as Dean learns he is not "superman" when something goes wrong. The concepts of emergency personnel needing emotional support for trauma is just now being recognized. It is about time. The author handled this delicate subject with a clear view and honesty that was refreshing. Yes there is a mystery running through the story. I found the interactions of the characters to be adult and realistic.

Did I like the book? Yep, bought the next 2 books. Found myself another really cool author.
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Nameless Sage
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting tale ?
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2019
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Interesting tale but there are some holes in the story. Dane has some problems and contacts his old supervisor for Help. Hes told hes at a convention out of town. But hes actually a part of a Terrorist group. That trying to recruit him. So why send an unknown person to recruit him instead of the guy he already trust. That's a hole. Also if James is such a good guy and why is it ok he's willing to mess with his partner's memory. And why doesn't she care he believes it's so easy. Hes already proven hes going to break his word to her because she doesn't matter. Hes proven his word only matters to other supernaturals. Humans aren't worth him keeping his promise. In the end the book is worth reading but don't expect a masterpiece.
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Read the sample chapter for book 2. The book does a 180 on you in book 1 his partner tell him tostay away from supernatural love interested. Now she like go for it it worth it. Shows that james has already reprogrammed her. Or the author changed his mind about were the story should go.

Leadership Learning Opportunities: 8 Resources

Developing and growing as a leader requires plenty of introspection. But as many excellent leaders have learned, true learning involves ongoing, consistent effort — and there is really no end to the amount of growth you can experience.

Whether you’re already aware of your personal biases or recognize the need for further exploration into how you (and your company) relate to others, consider these resources, courtesy of Book Reviews by the Reluctant Retiree.

Pick Up a Good Book

Reading is an excellent way to explore leadership topics at your own pace. When you consider how confronting some topics can be, it may be ideal to start your journey with a less confrontational format of learning. The following books are helpful resources, regardless of where you are in your journey to uncovering and addressing complex workplace issues:

  • Dive into the topic of hidden prejudice and racial issues in America (and elsewhere) with Jennifer L. Eberhardt Ph.D.
  • Discover ways you can work toward fighting bias in your personal (and professional) life with Dolly Chugh.
  • Extend your exploration of bias as it relates to your leadership responsibilities in the workplace.

Learn from Others

When it comes to organizational efforts, diversity is a crucial strategy for growth and progress. But implementing diversity in your workplace or among your team can be a challenge. Opening your mind to others’ experiences and how organizations approach diversity can guide your own actions.

  • Approach others’ experiences with an open mind and a flexible perspective.
  • Read up on recognizing the bias ecosystem and how it impacts your perceptions of — and actions at — the workplace.
  • Understand why many diversity programs fail and how to circumvent those issues in your organization.

Embrace Interactive Learning

Books and articles are a helpful way to begin exploring challenging topics. But an interactive course or experience could serve as the next step in the process of recognizing and changing your personal and professional perceptions. From more general courses in business to specific training for the reduction of biased behavior in the workplace, consider these options:

  • Consider whether an online education may provide the opportunity to improve leadership skills at your own pace without disrupting your current career path.
  • Explore resources to help you become more conscious of unintentionally harmful hiring practices — and avoid them.

Leadership is less a goal and more of a journey, as these resources prove. Throughout your experiences as the leader of a team or organization, you’ll encounter many opportunities for improvement and enlightenment. A mindset toward growth is perhaps the most crucial resource for true leaders.

Book Reviews by the Reluctant Retiree is the product of an unreformed bookworm who never lost her love of reading. Reach out today to share your own experiences and book recommendations!

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2021 A Year in Review

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it?

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Who would have ever thought that the pandemic would be still dragging on at this point? It’s been almost 2 full years of the pandemic and it has impacted every aspect of our lives. We started out the year with vaccinations being approved which made us all hope for a swift end to things. Alas! So many people have still not gotten vaccinated, which has enabled the virus to mutate and surge in waves. With the holidays currently running, another surge is expected as people travel home for the holidays.

So how has all this impacted you? For myself, I find that despite not being able to get out as much, I don’t have the time I’d like to have for myself. When I checked my blog stats, I posted a whopping 283 posts! That’s almost 1 post per day! But along the way, I discovered some things about the posts. I needed to put more of myself in them.

My husband’s take on all this was that I was overwhelming myself trying to do a post a day. So let me see about changing that. Now there will still be Lifestyle posts, in fact, I will have a guest post next week. I also want to start including some Blog Tour Posts on new books.

The main focus of the blog will still be on book reviews, but if I’m honest with myself, that doesn’t mean that I have to write all the reviews. I may flirt with reposting reviews from other blogs.

My year in books

I took a look at my GoodReads stats and was really surprised.

  • 424 books read
  • 70,867 pages read
  • Shortest book – 22 pages
  • Longest book – 1209 pages (Lord of the Rings)
  • Average length – 167 pages
  • Most popular book shelved – Lord of the Rings (414 people)
  • Average Rating – 4.23
  • Highest Rated on Good Reads – 4.95 (Submission by Delta James)
  • First Review of the Year – His Human Claim by Stella Rising
  • Last Review of the Year – Alien Conqueror by Sara Fields

I have to laugh at myself. These stats would have been very different if I had remembered to mark all the ones that I was REREADING again!

Last Thoughts

It’s been a long year for my house. My husband’s decreasing mobility has meant that I spend a lot more time caregiving than I do other things. Thanks to a visit from a friend from Ohio, I’ve started taking time for myself away from the house. Right now, I’m attending Country Church with a newly widowed friend on Saturday nights. When I can, I take a walk.

If you’ve found yourself serving as a caregiver for a loved one, remember to take time for yourself as well. It will make a world of difference for you.

Till next year!

Sandy, the Reluctant Retiree!

Good Bye Little One

This is hard to write for me. I’m still trying to process what happened. Our very beloved Shitz Tzu, Coco, passed away on Christmas Eve. Her death left my husband and myself reeling a bit.

On both December 22 and 23, she had a case of the runs. We couldn’t figure out what was causing it. On the 22nd she ate her supper and seemed in good spirits. Unfortunately on the 23rd, it was another repeat of the very liquid, stinky poo but this night she threw up a little. Not knowing what else to do, we cuddled her all she would let us.

The morning of the 24th, Coco seemed to be back to her same old self. She never went poo that day, but I wasn’t too worried since she hadn’t eaten supper the night before. She climbed up on the chair with my husband and we thought everything was okay.

At some point that evening, I remember catching sight of her behind his chair. I didn’t think anything of it since she would frequently sleep back there. Then came bedtime.

As we went back to the bedroom, I didn’t hear her nails clicking on the floor as she came back. So I started looking for her. She wasn’t under the bed, in her bed in the living room or on the shelf. I glanced behind my husband’s chair at the blanket and she wasn’t there either. I double-checked to make sure she hadn’t followed me outside to turn off lights. Nothing.

Coming back into the living room, I started checking all the smaller spaces she could have gotten into. Then I caught sight of her tail coming out from under his chair. Now our chairs are power lift chairs so there is some room there. I hit the button to lift the chair higher, thinking she’d gotten stuck.

My worst fears were realized as I grabbed her out from under the recliner. She was absolutely limp. I yelled for my husband who came out to check her out. She was gone. Take great care, we laid her to rest in something that we could use to transport her to Pet Passages, which is where we took Odie when he died.

My husband says no more pets. At the moment I have to agree with him. I don’t know why Coco died, but she will live on in my heart.

Touch of Ice: Fated Legacy Book 4

I struggled with this one. It’s well written, both main characters are great, but… The heroine is decidedly strong-willed and is a missing piece of the puzzle that is needed to finally get rid of the Darkness, but ….. There’s just something that isn’t sitting so well with me.

Book Blurb:

The Darkness has never seen anything like me.

I have been rejected my whole life because I am a sorceress and a wolf-shifter. I have only shifted a few times in my life. I live outside of the closest pack on unclaimed land and have worked hard to make a life for myself in a small village in the Outer Hebrides.

Branson Norris is the son of the Alpha of Ravenscar and the Madonna of the North. He’s a man who is celebrated for his family and his accomplishments; he thinks he can claim me as his fated mate.

He is willing to take on the Darkness and the Ruling Council when they try to intervene. He will stop at nothing to claim what he thinks is his.

We must face the Darkness together to begin understanding the evil that is stalking our world.

Anne Young-Cronister
5.0 out of 5 stars Bran and Renata💕
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2021
I loved this story!! Renata’s character has a rough start in life but definitely overcomes that! Bran has everything he could want except a fated mate. The two of these characters come alive when your reading this book! The emotional ride of their romance sucks you in to enjoy it also. And as you know, the path to a fated mate is never truly very easy. The loneliness and seclusion is not a good thing for anyone. For this writer to actually convey such feelings makes such a wonderful read!! Of course, the HEA is an absolute rewarding thing of beauty. I love this series that Delta James has created is just so detailed that I feel as the reader that I’m actually have stepped into that story. I definitely recommend if you like a good book!!

I reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Renata and Branson
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2021
We are getting closer to the end. They have found their sorceress. Renata is both a wolf shifter and a sorceress. She has been raised outside of the packs, so she is at a loss when dealing with an alpha. Branson is an alpha and he has found his mate in Renata.

This is a wonderfully complex book. The author skillfully weaves all the different threads together to give us a better picture. This is not the last book in the series, that is still coming. I loved the HEA for Renata and Branson and am looking forward to the next book.

I received this book as am Advanced Reader Copy and this is my honest opinion.
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Fury of Destruction: Dragonfury, Book 7

The long awaited return to the world of Dragonfury is here! For those of us who have been eagerly waiting for this book, the author doesn’t disappoint. The story picks up almost seamlessly from the previous book and gives us the story of the next Nightfury to find his mate. Along the way, we see couples from the previously books and get what I consider to be hints of action to come!

Book Blurb:

A man on the warpath…

Dragon warrior Gage has earned his brutal reputation. He strikes hard and fast, killing without mercy or remorse. But with the Nightfury lair full of females and a newly adopted son to protect, his ability to focus takes a hit. When one mistake leads to another, putting an innocent woman on enemy radar, he’s forced to decide—keep her safe by taking her with him or roll the dice and hope she goes unnoticed by the Razorback pack.

The woman in his way…

Samantha Redhook isn’t a pushover. She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. But with her business failing, desperation pushes her to take a contract she normally wouldn’t have, landing her in a world of trouble. Can she save the situation before things get worse or will an error judgment put an end to her dreams, and then her life?

HunnyB
4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for Nightfury fans
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2021
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This book was a long-awaited continuation in the Nightfury saga. While the book was mostly about Gage returning home and adjusting to life away from his time in captivity, it was also moving everyone else's story right along with him! A lot happens here, and I do mean a LOT! Gage finds his prickly mate while laying a trap for the Razorbacks. Once he realizes he is in the presence of his mate and muscles his feisty Samantha away to safety, the multi-story arcs kick into high gear!! We get a much closer look at Azrad (his talents and intellect are eye-opening) and his pack to see how events are coming together with Ivar's plan for the HE female breeding program. Angela and Rikar are soon front and center for a surprising revelation after her brief exposure to Ivar's lab. Bastien and Myst are worriedly preparing for the arrival of their son. Sloan is finally in the spotlight and steps up in huge ways to help out his pack and to rejoin the land of the living. We get to know all of the metallics (Haider & Nian along with Gage) and Osgard more clearly. We see how they are working through their shared trauma together and coming along as a family. We also start to see outside alliances forming to aid in the war against Rodin. Zidane and his death squad and mercenaries are officially in the Seattle area and gunning for the Nightfury pack. That may not be his only agenda however... Lots of action sequences, surprising abilities being revealed, as well as steamy bonding time between Gage and Samantha as she finds her way in her sudden new reality.
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