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.
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.
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.
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.
This book is one that makes me truly thank the author in every way I can. “Why?” you ask. All through the Tangled Vines series, Fated Legacy, and the newest series, Paranormal Mystery, she has been mentioning three famous BDSM clubs. Dante’s in Italy, Baker Street in London, and Torchlite in California.
If you read “Corked”, the prequel to the Tangled Mates series, then you recognize that Torchlight is owned by the Sonoma Pack led by Damian Steele. If you grab the novella, “In Vino Veritas” from Delta, you will find that the DeMedici pack owns Dante’s.
But it wasn’t until Mariah Halsey takes refuge at Baker Street that the missing series fell into place. Remember Mercenary Masters? The series debuted in July of 2020. It’s the only human owned club that Ms. James mentions. It’s also mentioned several times in the new Paranormal Mystery series. I can’t wait!
Mariah is obviously the daughter of Oliver and Rosalyn Halsey. Simon, on the other hand, is a new alpha to our group. He’s the heir to the Alpha of London, and full of his own tricks to bring to bear on the problem of the Darkness.
The Darkness has fallen on London and needs a new host.
I use a blowtorch to make sculptures out of twisted iron. I’m an artist, independent, tough and an American. My life plan is to create beautiful art and follow my own destiny.
My fated mate is Simon Howard, the newly crowned Alpha of London. Simon’s plan is different as I find out when he kidnaps me from a gala event featuring my art.
The Darkness possessed a wolf in the pack and learns many things about shifters. Secret things only known to us.
When the Darkness threatens all they hold dear, will Mariah and Simon be bound together to banish the Darkness?
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DARKNESS HAS COME TO LONDON, ENGLAND
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
The series is an ongoing saga. I love that we see the next generation—the offspring of those from Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines—but we also get to catch up with the couples from the first two series. The story takes place in 2048 and moves around the globe. The fourth story will have Mariah Halsey in London for a charity auction where she has donated several pieces of her unique artwork. Simon Howard has avoided taking over as Alpha of his clan, but it is time to step up and take his rightful place, and once he realizes his fated-mate is here, he is ready to claim her.
“Hello, Mariah. I can’t believe we haven’t met before now, but then I understand your mother eluded your father for years. Rest assured, my sweet mate, you will not be allowed to report that mistake.”
The story’s plot continues with another couple finding themselves as fated mates; this time, it will be Simon Howard of London and Mariah Halsey of the Hamptons. But, it also has issues with the Hunters and the Darkness—who has found itself a new, weaker host. Mariah is in London for a charity auction where all the other couples will also be attending—the last thing she expected was to be called to by her fated mate. The two will have a standoff, shift, and the chase is on—but don’t count this alpha she-wolf out; after all, she is Roz’s daughter.
Genevieve Howard: Simon, are you sure?
Simon: Quite sure, as the other alphas who saw my mate respond to my call, can attest.
Mariah: I’ve lost my appetite. I’d rather go back to the hotel.
Simon: I’m sure you would, love, but let’s table the discussion about where you’re going to spend the night until after dinner. If I loosen my grip on my beautiful mate, she will try and steal away from me.
Mariah: You’ve got that right. Let go of me.
Simon: That is enough, Mariah. You will behave yourself, or you will find yourself receiving my discipline before anything else.
Mariah: Who do you think you are?
Simon: I believe I answered your question, pet. I am Simon Howard, your fated mate.
The story includes Simon taking control of the London pack, declaring he has unseated his weak-willed father as Alpha, and having the loyal backing of their pack. It will have Simon and Mariah playing cat and mouse in the merry chase, capture, capitulation, and claiming.
Simon: Come here, pet. I won’t bite. Well, I suppose that’s not technically true, is it?
“Sated and replete, her eyes closed, and the realm of dreams rose up to embrace her. Sighing, her mind taunted her that she had lost. But her heart whispered to her that she had won. She would choose to listen to her heart.”
The story has the good, the bad, and the evil, and with it comes the loss of some of the London pack members, a new fated-mate pairing, and yet, the Darkness is still a problem. Will the wolves be able to once again defeat and lock away the Darkness preying on the world? This series will continue with at least two more books.
“Taking its next host, the Darkness absorbed its knowledge. The destination seemed a good place to feed, to heal, to become invincible. Then it would return to the city across the sea. It had a score to settle with those descended from the one who had trapped it so long ago.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Hot Alpha!
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
Mariah is an alpha she-wolf who will not bow down to any alpha wolf, fated mate or not. Once the extremely sexy Simon gets his hands on her, she doesn’t have a choice. The Darkness possesses Simon's father.
If you haven’t started keeping track of families in this series, you are definitely going to want to. Things are heating up and getting hotter by the book!
Jed Steele is in Italy, visiting the DeMedici vineyards. Looking to learn more to help take his family vineyard in Sonoma, he is startled to find his fated mate. If his mate’s father hadn’t been with him, things might have taken an entirely different path.
The Darkness has risen and has a new host in its grasp.
I have known Jed Steele my whole life. It isn’t until he sees me walking in the family vineyards in Tuscany that he decides I am his fated mate.
I have my life planned and it does not include a fated mate. A job offer in San Francisco combined with an invitation to visit New Orleans for a friend’s restaurant opening gives me the perfect excuse for leaving home. He can’t claim me if I am not here.
The trip was supposed to be something new and exciting. Instead it has turned into a nightmare. Evil was waiting for me and its powers are growing. Only a force greater than evil can stop what’s coming next.
An ancient evil on the rise. Will they be able to work together before the evil extinguishes the light?
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2021
This was a good read. It was not as exciting as Skylar and Travis story but still good. I am still not a fan of BDSM clubs I feel that should be in private and at home not in a club but again to each his own. And not to scare anyone off who reads my review no the book is not only talking about that. This is a true keep you on your toes story. A good read. I am looking forward to the next read.
5.0 out of 5 stars FATED MATE—WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT IT?
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2021
“Your granddaughter has destroyed his minion, but the Darkness is clever and abandoned the body before its demise. The Evil One hides in the shadows of the city, seeking another to help it escape. Watch over your people, Calista. The Darkness seeks to conquer the Light, and it is the children of the wolves who will battle this evil.” –MawMaw Chantal
“The Darkness had been banished for now, but not vanquished. The Darkness could only be contained, but she feared it might never be defeated.”
The series is an ongoing saga. I love that we see the next generation—the offspring of those from Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines—but we also get to catch up with the couples from the first two series. The story takes place in 2048 and moves around the globe. Josiah ‘Jed’ Steele will be in Florence, Italy, visiting Marco DeMedici’s vineyards and seeing Luca Marion. Still, when he sees Katarina Marino, he knows she is his fated mate.
“Still, without thought he rumbled to her quietly, enjoying her surprised response.”
Luca: No apology for calling to my daughter before speaking with me?
Jed: I fear not. My family history is not that of wolves who ask permission to claim what is theirs. Would I like your blessing and that are Marco? Of course, but one way or another, your daughter is my fated mate and you saw proof of that with your own eyes.
Luca: That I did, and I suspect it was what provoked her sudden departure.
The story’s plot will have Jed calling to Kat, and she decides to use the excuse of going to New Orleans for the soft opening of Loup de Mer restaurant, to go there early. She will leave Italy, and it won’t be long before Jed learns she has left—but he knows that she is his—and she has to know, he will come for her. With the multiple murders in New Orleans tied to a dark entity, MawMaw Chantal warns Skylar and Kat that the Darkness is not gone and seeks a stronger host, one who will do its bidding. The story will revolve around the relationship and claiming of Kat by Jed—but also it will include the Darkness, and how it will affect them.
“The stronger the host, the stronger the Darkness. Wolves are inherently stronger; it would value one of you as a host.”
Kat: I-I don’t understand
Jed: What? I wasn’t supposed to understand that you can’t allow this Darkness thing to roam free to create havoc and mayhem? Come on Kat, give me credit for being smarter than that.
Kat: You’re coming with me?
Jed: What else would I do?
Kat: But what about your responsibilities here?
Jed: I am your fated mate. You are my primary and most important responsibility. So no, my beautiful mate, we are in this together.
Kat: You understand
Jed: I do indeed. Again, I am your fated mate.
“Often what we don’t understand is easier to dismiss than to explain.” –Chantal
The story will leave America and have Kat and Jed going to London, England, to attend Mariah’s exhibition. They will meet with Simon Howard, the son of the Alpha of London, and discuss some things that have happened—the next story will pick up from here.
Jed: We were able to track the Darkness and the Hunters to England and then lost them.
Simon: Any idea why it came here?
Jed: We think looking for more Hunters.
Simon: That would make sense. What is your plan?
Jed: Keep my mate safe and destroy it.
Simon: How will you do that?
Jed: That’s the problem—we don’t have the faintest idea.
I will have to use all my intelligence training to solve the murder of my father and clear my brother’s name. My brother hired Kennedy Greyson, lawyer extraordinaire and my bonded spirit, to defend the family.
We have a past neither wants to admit to, much less try to fix. I move in a shadowy world that frightens and repulses her. But she knows the core of the man she’s fallen in love with is honorable and worthy.
As a human, she is unaware of the existence of shifters. She must work her way through the mire of small-town jurisprudence and her own feelings to solve not only the whodunit of Cyrus’s murder but the secrets that lie at the heart of Looking Glass Falls deceptions.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t read mysteries. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone for me to admit that I did not see the ending coming. Okay, let me rephrase that, we all knew the killer would be exposed. I just didn’t expect “who” the killer of Cyrus was.
We also learn who killed Hannah in the first place. A few other unexplained deaths are solved. Also, an unexpected type of shifter is revealed. All in all, a very enjoyable series conclusion!
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2021
This is the fifth and final book in the Ghost Cat Canyon series. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the previous book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, anger, fear, pain, friends/friendships, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, tension, arrogance, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, doubts, murders, complications, death, evil, violence, confrontations, jealousy, contentment, possessiveness, acceptance, protection, frustration, determination, loyalty, deceit, rivalry/rivals, betrayal, hope/hopelessness, sacrifices, conspiracy, manipulating, desperation, lies, greed, misunderstandings, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
OMG! What a fitting ending to this series. In this last book, the identity of the murderer is revealed and the reasons for killing Cyrus.
Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
5.0 out of 5 stars All good things must come to an end…
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2021
And apparently so do great series. This amazing author managed to write books that while complete as far as each couple is concerned had an overlaying storyline that had me guessing whodunit from start to finish. Yes I was slapping my forehead for not figuring it out sooner, but put it down to being so captivated by the chemistry of each couple that it was hard to think coherently. Fabulous paranormal/shifter read with enough twists and turns to please any mystery/suspense buff.
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIFE WITH REGRETS
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2021
The series has been an ongoing saga revolving around a murder, one that will conclude with Strong. The sons of Cyrus and Hannah Waverly, Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, will each be involved in the storylines. The series is a paranormal shifter tale with steamy heat and power exchange and includes dubious consent and consent. The story is full of action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, passion, romance with a dominant man and a woman who loves him enough to acquiesce and submit.
“He tried to tell himself he’d taken no pleasure in what he’d done, but that was a lie. There was a primitive, feral satisfaction that came from having served justice so completely.”
Strong is the final book in this fantastic murder/mystery/suspense series, and the killer of the much-hated Cyrus Waverly will be revealed. BUT, this story is so much more than that—it is full of motives, secrets, greed, and best of all, the passion between two people—former lovers who have been apart for seven years. Yes, this will bring Cole Waverly and Kennedy Greyson together. She is the high-powered defense attorney hired to represent Clay Waverly. It isn’t an easy or fast reunion because there is plenty of angst and anger in her.
The story’s plot gave this avid reader everything I wanted in the final story—continuing along the murder-mystery-whodunit and the heated relationship between Cole and Kennedy. There are so many people in line to see the demise of Cyrus—I don’t think he had any friends, no one to mourn his death; if anything, they toasted his end. But, someone is trying to frame Clay—the only one of the four sons without an alibi. It will be up to Kennedy to protect her client—and even his family when the heat is on. Cyrus was in bed with the wrong people, and the Waverly family and Koyama have their enemies—but was it enough for murder? The one thing that Kennedy nor Cole was expecting was each other—but now that they are together, he is determined that it will be forever.
“It’s all right, Kennedy. No one will know I was here, not tonight or any of the other nights until you’re ready to tell them. But, make no mistake, Kennedy Greyson, you’re mine and this time nothing and no one will take you from me.”
The story has a back history of Kennedy and Cole—back during their military days, and it even comes with the good, bad, and ugly of situations. Secrets because of military clearances, lies from superiors, and the fallout will all play their part in this tale. But Cole is a man who has known that she is his bonded spirit—there will be no other—and now that she is at Koyama, he doesn’t plan on losing her again. How will he share with her his secret, and once she learns he is a cat shifter, how will she react? What does their future hold?
“If I don’t get to feel guilty about our past, neither do you.”
Kennedy: You do know I’m on your side and at some point, I’m going to need to talk to him, right?
Trey: No one’s trying to exclude you.
Kennedy: I know you think you’re protecting me and him, but you aren’t. They will get a proper search warrant for the ranch and bring out a team.
Cole: Who will never find him. I’m telling you, Grey, if he doesn’t want to be found, he won’t be.
“Soon, he was going to have to lay all his cards on the table. He’d lost her once to a pack of lies, deceptions, and half-truths, he wasn’t going to do it again.”
The story has the good, the bad, and the ugly of people—even people who should be upholding the law instead of remaking it because of getting in bed with the devil. Several murders or suspicious deaths in a small town can’t be coincidental—and it isn’t. Money, greed, hatred, power, and control all play their role—but was it enough to kill? How far will the enemy go to get what they want? Threatening the land, the lives, and the livelihood? I will have to say that I liked the powerhouse of Kennedy Greyson, and the chemistry between Cole and her is the perfect blend of dominance and submission, control and surrender, and erotic passion. Even one final secret doesn’t scare her away—she embraces it.
“How about this time we choose together and choose us?”
BTW, when the killer is finally revealed, it all makes perfect sense! I would love to see another book—or novella for the four Waverly brothers and their bonded spirit to have their weddings.
Blowing things up since before he could walk, Oz, Oscar Tomas to his momma and only his momma, could make bombs out of anything and everything ~ lady’s knickers, a torn shoestring, even dried-out, old cow patties. There was nothing he couldn’t make go boom, nothing he couldn’t bend to his will.
Then came London.
Intelligent, quick-witted, and strong-willed with more curves than a country back road, Oz was defenseless in the face of the fiery attraction he felt for this redheaded bombshell. Busting through his iron-clad defenses like a landmine, for the first time, the Guardsman known as ‘Stone Cold’ struggled to find his balance.
So, he opened his mouth and stuck both feet along with half his ass in as far as they would go.
Now, the tables are turned, and her father’s been abducted. The choice is clear. Swallow his pride and help the one woman in all the world created just for him. But will she forgive his arrogance? Can she ever understand his need to protect? Overlook his less than politically correct way of getting his point across? Be his partner when he turned her away without so much as a backward glance?
The Universe doesn’t make mistakes and Fate Will Not Be Denied, but then again, neither has ever dealt with a couple as unpredictable as Oz and his Bobcat.
Take cover! The fuse is lit! Prepare to have everything you ever thought you knew blown to bits!
4.0 out of 5 stars You never know what's on the horizon
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
Stone Cold Protector
By Milly Taiden.
Paranormal is such an amazing genré, it opens the door into so many different opportunities and ways for the characters and the magic surrounding them to be developed into pieces and works of art
Julia Mills is an expert at creating these world’s, and “Stone Cold Protector” is another perfect example of
How superbly she is able to bring together a couple, who have an apocalyptic issue to deal with, together.
Seemingly complete opposites, Oz and London find themselves in perfect balance once they allow their pre conceived ideas to be pushed aside.
Full of fast paced action, never ending twists and turns challenging situations and even stepping into the unknown, will keep you wanting to turn the pages to find out exactly where all this adventure is going to finally end up.
Not even the demonic possession of family members, will stop these two strong willed characters, from completing what they know has to be carried out.
With his shifter brothers and mate, Oz and those who have been prophesied to complete, this magical action taken all the steps necessary, returning to the underworld and it’s prison the demon who has enjoyed wrecking havoc to everything it touched.
Suddenly they find together they have what it takes to achieve rendering this walking evil back to the prison it should never have escaped from.
Leaving us with the continuation of a series a reader would find hard to turn away from.
If paranormal is what you enjoy, then your going to have trouble putting it down.
This is one book that wi hook you in from the first chapter.
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Help But Love Me Some Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2019
Always love it when these big tough dragons lose their head when meeting a beautiful woman. Why do they think that being rude will earn them points?.. I swear that is not the way to hide how you feel, but what do I know..lol
Perfect story addition to this world and Mills world of dragons. Always love when we blend two worlds together and characters seem to mesh. When they are brought together correctly and with great flow and proper character attitudes.
This story was great and you didn't want to put it down, can't wait for more.
Until Next Time... Tabi
5.0 out of 5 stars Oz should be given the worst 1st impression award!
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
Oz should be given the worst 1st impression award! From the first line of the book he has ATTITUDE! Not only NOT wanting to work with another agency but also not wanting to work with a partner. And when that partner sends an “electrical current strong enough to power the entire Vegas strip for a month of Sundays…” and the first thing he says to his mate is “oh, F@!@! no. Not now. Not ever….” Well things can only get better from this point forward. FYI – it does !
London who takes nothing from anyone is about to have her whole world shaken and it will take not only Oz willing to work with London but London willing to work with Oz and others to save not only her family but her the whole O’Connor Pounce.
I love the Dragon guard books and yes this is number 38 but they are standalone books for the most part but where is the fun in that! This was a great story and the friction between mates is always fun to watch because they want to fight it but you know they can’t for long!
Julia has a way with words that make you not want to put the book down and once the last page is read you watch your e-mail for the notice of a new book coming out!
Taulan joi Lana Coburn, War Master of the Preor third fleet, is finally having his wishes granted. He has a mate and will soon have two dragonlets to protect and love. But only if he can live to see them born. Or, as his Lana says, hatched.
5.0 out of 5 stars Labour pains, what labour pains.....argh!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2016
OMG absolutely loved this book. It was great to be able to read about Lana and Taulan's dragonlets being born. Taulan poor fellow thought he was dieing but meanwhile he was actually feeling the Lana's labour pains, hilarious at times. I really hope that we will see more about this couple and their children, particularly because of the surprise ending.
Would definitely recommend this book to read but would suggest reading them in order to understand the characters better.
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Beyond Happily Ever After
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2016
This story shows that life still goes on after the happily ever after part. Lana is pregnant with twins. Theses babies are part preor and part human, the first of their kind. This has everyone on pins and needles. There's no way of telling how the babies will react to pain medication so Lana has to have natural child birth ( imagine giving birth to two watermelons through an opening the size of a lemon with no pain meds, there's no words to describe the pain involved) The link between a preor warrior and their mate is very strong. No one knows how deep the link is until Lana goes into labor. Sympathy pains to the extreme.
Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Factories?
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2016
Series: Dragons of Preor
Destination: Book 6., 58 Pages,.
Author: Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
Reviewer: Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
#SciFi #AlienDragonShifters #Dragonlets
My Score: #5Stars☆☆☆☆☆
Woohoo talk about special WOW this is really phenomenal short but powerful read.
And let me tell you what a surprise. Every single book that this lady has written in this whole series have all been many twists and turns and I love every minute of it.
Taulan joi Lana Coburn, War Master of the Preor Third fleet and his mate War Mistress Lana are going to have their babies any day now. Nervous is an understatment, just learning that they are going to have twins, is very hard to wrap there mind around, TWINS. Awww but Taulan is going to have to medical something is wrong with him but what? He War Mistress is walking the hall and so the most important event is about to happen.
A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read especially for women who wish men would feel what the pain to giving birth is like.
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
Hated that this was so short. Loved that Taulin had to suffer thru the labor pains & how the pain was able to bring the mighty Preor warrior down! How many women in the history of human's has said that a man (or in this case a Dragon) couldn't handle the pain in child birth! This was like sweet revenge, makes you wonder if he will be willing to go thru it again for more babies! 😉 I've always thought there would be less babies born if men had to go thru pregnancy & labor instead of the women. More deets would have been nice to some areas of the story too. There were a few points in this that weren't as cohesive, but overall, this was a fun read. I think all women who have given birth will appreciate this story.
Moving on to a new planet with Gerri. Don’t ask me how, but it seems like everyone who is anyone, knows Gerri!
Ivy Grimaldi can’t stand change. Ever. But change is something she’s had to deal with a lot lately. Like when her cousin Cassandra moved away to start a new life, baby and all. That all changes when Gerri Wilder shows up at her door with a letter from her cousin. Cassie wants her to come visit. Sure, why not? There’s just one problem. Cassie lives on another planet. A far-the-heck-away planet, with her hotter than hell shifter mate.
Vander Kasval, King of the shifter warrior planet Galaxa, has his own problems with change. A lead by example kind of a king, he’s between a rock and a hard place. He needs to find a mate to help put an end to a brewing civil war. None of this would be happening if not for a plague affecting only the females of his planet. His warriors and the men of the Palladian Capitol are ready to riot. Vander reluctantly agrees to send for matchmaker, Gerri Wilder. If she can find a match for him and his men, then his world might be saved.
Ivy agrees to go, if only to make sure Cassie’s okay. Oh, alright, and to maybe find an intergalactic hookup for herself in the process. In a planet full of big, bad, sexy shifters, anything’s possible, right? Ivy’s in for the time of her life in a planet of unimaginable beauty and dangers she had no idea existed. But Ivy isn’t one to sit idly by and let something happen. With two new friends, they’re about to take Galaxa by storm.
5.0 out of 5 stars Where can I get Gerri's number? Seriously?!...
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
In order to see her favorite cousin in person to make sure she was truly happy with her abrupt choice to leave the planet, Ivy agrees to travel with Gerri Wilder to visit the strange new planet her cousin now calls home. Along with two other woman, Ivy can't believe how beautiful the sexy mancandy is on the planet and it's not a hardship at all to visit. Gerri sets up a special surprise communication with a sexy male program for Ivy but the true surprise is when they travel to the sister planet, Galaxa and Ivy runs into her sexy simulation in the flesh. Vander is the King of Galaxa and hasn't been able to get Ivy out of his head since their communication and suddenly she is there within his reach, an opportunity he will not waste since he knows she is meant to be his. Galaxa's women have been dying and they need women for the men on the planet, the people are planning mutiny and Vander is trying to find the source of the sickness while trying to stop the dangerous uprising. While still in the PDA series, this felt fresh. You get to see old characters and we are introduced to a bunch of new characters as well. I'm excited to read what comes next in the Galaxa Warriors of the PDA series!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome as always!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
I don't know how she keeps doing it,but again Milly has made me digest one of her books in a single sitting. I loved this book!!!! She has taken a topic that has been done before and made it her own but also keeps it original without reapting herself and keeping you on the edge of your seat. I am an avid reader and have found myself skipping whole paragraphs in book's because the writing is so predictable. But not with Ms. Tilden's books, I devoured every word and was left wanting more. I don't know how she keeps doing it. I know Riley and Henley's story is in you please hurry up and get them out so I can place my pre-order. Because I forgot I had bought this book and woke up this Saturday to a pleasent surprise!!!!!😆😆😆😆😆
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE! Gerri is at it again
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2017
LOVE! Gerri is at it again! This time she takes three women with her first to Aurora then on to Galaxa. Women who miss their friends and are determined to find out where they are and what happened to them. Oh Gerri is not one to let them get away. She had plans for them, she knows where they belong. (snicker)
Vander is the Galaxa King and must find a mate, only he thinks that Gerri can find mates for his warriors but not him. He doesn't know Gerri well. Ivy is sassy and a bit of a smart a$$. Vander and Ivy, ummm let's just say that they have an unconventional first meeting and have a bit of a good time. Now, without giving spoilers here, they just have to make sure they can stay together. Yup, a bit of a mystery and betrayal is involved. Keep in mind also that there are two other women with Gerri. Yeah, I stayed on the edge of my chair when reading this. Bring on the next one!
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Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars The game is on!
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017
Ivy Grimaldi is just over it, in more ways then one. She is feeling incomplete but is ready to see the on!y person she loves her cousin. She has to see her in the flesh. What she never expected was on him. Ivy has had her fun, (kinky computer sex) but it's time for an escape. Gerri Wilder is at it again. But Ivy will find the matchmaker always pairs her couples!! Vander Kasval, is in need of a mate. His only option is Gerri. He is a huge man with unbelievable appetites. His beast is on the edge, his people realize its only a matter of time. What's more is that the females are being targeted, and his enemy is closing in and his newly found mate has been marked. Can Vander save his mate and future. If you love paranormal dating agency you won't be disappointed. Milly finds new and innovative ways to bring her alpha males to life, the heroines are feisty, spicy and full of inner sex goddesses. As with all of Milly PDA, there are situations that have you on the edge of your seat, after 14 books its just as delicious as the first. With new planets and galaxies, its definitely skies the limit for Milly Taiden. She is in a category all by herself. This is one that shouldn't be missed.
Cutoff from his Clan with his Dragon unresponsive, time was up. There was only one choice – go down fighting and take as many of the bastards with him as Dragonly possible.
Waiting for the Executioner to claim his life, he stood at the ready. Refusing to waver under the weight of his chains, time stood still…
A flash of scales, burning emerald in the darkness, a memory of pain and loss…then nothing. Freed from his bonds, the cage door open, Stone found himself completely and totally alone. No captors. No Executioner. No liberator. Absolutely no one.
Who had released him? Could it honestly have been…? No, it just wasn’t possible. The dead don’t come back just to unlock the door…do they?
Then who? And where had he or she gone? As a matter of fact, where were the Overlords? Where was the other Dragon he knew was being tortured? What the hell was going on?
The hunt is on. There’s no time to waste. Stone will move Heaven and Earth and more than a ton of snow to find the answers and save the only person who matters. Draggin’ her home may not be the answer, but standin’ by her side is what he’s meant to do.
Tabi Ann 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2019 Verified Purchase I swear I am never going to get caught up on the dragon series as fast as Julia writes them.
Excellent addition to both the dragon series and PDA. Leave it to Gerri to arrange a meeting and not give much details on your mate. Sometimes I think it's like finding a needle in a dragons lair.
The couple in the book are just perfect for each other. Not sure if its because they are so different, or so similar..lol...They bring the perfect mix of love and excitement to the story.
Until Next Time... Tabi
SLF 5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read the next book! Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2019 Verified Purchase This book held my attention throughout. It took me a bit to figure out what all was happening as it is not one of the more typical Gerri Wilder Paranormal Dating Agency stories started by Milly Taiden. Books also written by other authors with their own spin on Gerri which is the case with this book. Anyhow, it was a slow start for me that picked up speed with lots of action and a bit of a twist in the story. I can't wait to read Sable's story which is one of the Dragon Guard series by Mills. I enjoyed this book so much I'm going to sit and read several of the books in this series
nyrican4t-A-Bibliophile 4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Engaging Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019 Verified Purchase As her previous books and contributions to the PDA Universe I found Julia Mills' latest just as enticing. Adding the Dragon Guardians has been a seamless connection through Gerri Wilder's character as well as the introduction of more paranormal entities for their mates. I loved the Kitsune, Annika. She was a powerhouse to rival any of the dragons and a perfect match for hers. Just as Milly Taiden's female's, Julia Mills writes a strong feminine character that can handle her own and still blend her mate to her.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, easy to read, and action packed
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019
I LOVED this story! Though I have to admit, I have no idea what an Arctsune is, and google didn’t help, so I was a teensy bit frustrated by that. I like to visualize what the shifter shifts into. But the story described her well, and I was REALLY pleased that the conversations were easy to follow, didn’t have as much inner monologue/talking to the reader as some of her other stories. There was so much action, suspense, unexpected twists, and Sable! I can’t wait to read more about this family!
What’s a single, pregnant woman supposed to do when her family wants that baby gone? Go to Preor Choosing Station Tau and hope a dragon shapeshifting alien is her mate, of course.
Delaney Cole found her mate among the Preor only to watch him die—through his own eyes thanks to the Knowing. Now, what’s she supposed to do when she discovers that her second mate is the male who’d killed her first? It doesn’t matter that he’s gorgeous, that his peach scales invite her touch, and his thick muscles make her fingers tingle with the need to caress him. She shouldn’t want such a violent, deadly male, but… she does.
Zadri was born a son of Syh, orphaned and unwanted, and he never imagined actually having a mate. Yet, Delaney is his. Yes, he was the one to rip out her first mate’s throat, but now that he has experienced the Knowing with her, he will not let her go. Her lush curves, inner strength, and unborn young belong to him—wholly and until he takes his final flight.
When others attempt to rip her from his life, he will explain the gravity of their error. Slowly. Painfully. He only hopes he can reach her before they escape.
Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures 3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable! Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2019 Verified Purchase Zadri is book five in the Dragons of Preor series by Celia Kyle.
When Rendan ended I wasn’t sure how the author was going to solve the issue with the pregnant uncurious women and Zadri becoming her mate even after he tore out the throat of her previous possible mate.
I love the Preor dragons and world. This twist was unique and I was curious as to how it would work out. The author surprised me.
Delaney she comes from a twisted and messed up family. She had strength and backbone. She knew what she needed to do to protect her unborn child. As for Zadri well he is orphaned and unwanted. Learning about this other side of Preor was hard, but it helped. I felt sad for Delaney and Zadri was sweet.
The romance built nicely and was very sweet. I liked this couple. I will say their where some predictable moments, but that was ok for me.
Zadri was an enjoyable read in the Dragons of Preor series.
Kelly Rubidoux VINE VOICE 4.0 out of 5 stars A Reading the Paranormal Review Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2017 Verified Purchase I'm *kiiiiiinda* thinking I probably shouldn't have skipped book 4 in the series before jumping into this one, but I like to live life by my rules. Ain't no one going to tell me what order to read books in. *nods toughly* But seriously, while I probably would have gotten a little more out of this book if I'd read them in the proper order, I didn't have a problem following along. Not really. It just would have enhanced the whole Dragons of Preor experience.
So. Delaney is human, pregnant, single, and basically widowed since her first mate met an untimely end at the hands of Zadri. To say she needs a little time to work her head around that is pretty much a given. And Zadri was...super sweet. I mean, he still had that strong, powerful, dominant alien thing going for him, but he had this sweet side that slayed me. Like, the guy was just so painfully grateful to have found a mate he was willing to go to any lengths to make her happy.
Given the circumstances of his early life, I could understand where he was coming on EVERYTHING. Including his insistence that Delaney's parents be given the respect he thought they deserved. Once Delaney explained things (and that took a while, to be honest), he understood why she was so standoffish with her parents and...well, communication is important, man. It's important.
I like these alien dragons. I like that Zadri protected his mate and loved her baby regardless of who had sired it. I liked that he showed compassion to someone who'd done a serious wrong to him and Delaney. I guess what I'm getting at is that these dragons work for me. Dark, dangerous urges and everything.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017
Zadri & Delaney's story has lots of fast-paced action, standing up to pasts hurts & a couple of sex scenes.
Zadri is the Preor in the last book (book 4) that helps Redan get his mate back from an evil Preor who unbeknownst to Zadri was his twin. Zadri has one wing that is smaller/shorter than the other & his parents immediately got rid of him.
Delaney's cruel parents have been emotionally abusing her for years & when her mother wanted Delaney to have an abortion she rebelled & left to see if she could find a Preor mate. & she did she found Zadri.
At 1st Zadri didn't understand why Delaney didn't want her parents around but near the end of the book he does; Luzan another Preor warrior unfortunately believed the lies that Delaney's parents told him & he tried on at least 2 occasions to take her off the ship & back to her parents because he so desperately wanted a mate too.
Though you will have to read the book to find out what happens; all I will say is that this was a very good book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great alien-dragon story series!
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
This book flowed well & kept my interest? I liked Zadri tremendously in this book. He has the right amount of sad/troubled past with broken heart over his being abandoned as an infant due to the wing deformity, to make you feel for him & his pain. Delaney, though I can't really put my finger on why, I just don't like her as well as some of the other human mates from the previous books in the series. I also guess that I'm a little blood thirsty for revenge, I wasn't pleased by Zadri sparing Luzan at the end, I get why Zadri did etc, but I just felt Luzan wasn't worthy of being spared. I also want to know what the Preor on earth did to Delaney's parents besides the money, I want the deets! I also wanted more deets on Zadri & his brother, Ballakin, & their parents. I think this story left a few more holes that left me puzzled over meanings, or happenings.
Meet the NEWEST CLAN in the EPIC Dragon Guard Series – the DRAGON INTELLIGENCE AGENCY! Get ready for mystery and intrigue, good guys taking on the bad guys, and LOTS of steamy romance! These Dragons refuse to give up! They are Superheroes in Scales and they’re here to Save The Day! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the DIA. Take Care! XOXO, Julia
Family is everything to Ellie MacLeish…everything. Every day for three years, she’s mourned the loss of her parents, tried to find the people responsible for their murders. Holding tight to her only living family – her sister and her aunt – this brave young Witch searches for answers in the most unlikely of places.When assigned the murder case of two powerful Witches very close to his hometown, Agent Ranger Evans never expected to find his Mate in the process. Unfortunately, three years have passed, he’s recovering from a life-threatening fight with the people responsible, and he’s no closer to claiming the sweet Ellie MacLeish as his own. Why is it danger is always lurking in the most unlikely places? Who could be orchestrating the murder of innocent Witches? Why leave their bodies out in the open to be found so easily? Can the answers truly lie at the exclusive Crimson Moon Resort? Only Destiny knows the answers and She’s not talking. But, one thing’s for sure Fate Will Not Be Denied, and neither will the sexy Agent Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to a new series!
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
Ellie MacLeish is a witch who will become very powerful on her 29th birthday - will come into her full powers. Her parents were murdered and left in the desert. So far, no one has been found or arrested for it. An agent for the DIA Agency, Ranger Evans, comes to talk to her. He's on assignment to try to find whoever is killing innocent witches, which includes her parents. To both their surprise, they are each others mates but that has to wait. He's going to find whoever is responsible for these atrocities. He leaves right away and she doesn't see or hear from him for quite a while. He was badly injured by the ones he was after and took a long time to recover. Ellie assumes he didn't feel the same about her, since she never heard from him again. Will these two ever meet again and will she get over her hurt of his leaving?
This story grabs you in from the start. There is murder, evil, mayhem, mystery, humor and hot romance. Has everything you can want in a story. I loved it and definitely recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Falling
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
Ranger is a dragon shifter who met his fated mate Ellie, who happens to be a witch, almost a year ago, but circumstances and almost getting killed has kept him away. They happen to reconnect at the Crimson Moon Hideaway resort for paranormals. What follows shortly after, was not anticipated, and now Ellie's life is in danger. An exciting and unexpected secret is revealed. Wow! Loved it as always.
Carmen D Ferrer Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Crimson Moon Hideaway Dragon Falling by Julia Mills
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
Agent Ranger Evans knew who his was; for three years and he hadn’t been able too claim sweet Ellie. Ellie had a mission to find the one responsible for killing innocents. Meanwhile,her family was everything. Fate will never be denied. Will these two finally be together? Excellent new series. Wonderful characters and storyline. Once again Julia Mills has hit it out of the park. Look forward too more!
5.0 out of 5 stars Always love Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
Another dragon story where sometimes you want to smack the man upside the head. Always making the woman mad trying to protect her from something he swears she needs protected from, even if she can do it too.
Always love when lovers reconnect with each other, and it's not one of those insta love stories. You can tell by watching and listening that they truly love each other and after they are done being stubborn they will be together forever.
But I think the stubborn and unseen family drama makes it the best.
5.0 out of 5 stars Can be read as a standalone.
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2021
This book could be read as a standalone. The evil that has entered the world has kept Ellie and Ranger apart for over a year as he searches for the beings that killed her parents. She believes that he has rejected her.
Can he make up for his stupidity while still searching for the group that calls themselves "Chimera". The group who has killed many people including her parents?
We meet several witches, dragons, a timberwolf and even a valkyrie. Nice beginning to a new series spinoff.