The Sunday Post #21-31

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon Got Run Over by A Reindeer by Julia Mills
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A Sassy Wedding by Milly Taiden
Twisted Lies by Melanie James
Scaling Her Dragon by Milly Taiden
Mate by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Final Thoughts

The Twisted Tail Pack series is at an end for now. This led to me considering what series to tackle next. Yes, I could have tackled another series set either in the Paranormal Dating Agency world or the Sassy Mates world. Doing that would have been a bit of an overkill.

Then a book popped up on my screen, Fury of Conviction by Coreene Callahan. Oh My! A few years ago, I’d read the original Dragonfury series and enjoyed it. However, I always wondered about the other members of the pack and did they ever meet their mates. Fury of Conviction is the second novella in a spin-off series. The first one featured Ivar. This one features Hamersveld. Wow!

Now, to be fair there is also a second series about the Scottish pack. In searching for information about the books, I discovered that Coreene is returning to the original pack!!! So, while I wait (impatiently), I want to review as many of the previous ones as possible!

The Sunday Post #21-30

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon in the Mist by Julia Mills
Small Space Decorating
Unexpectedly Mated by Milly Taiden
Twisted Fate by Melanie James
There’s Snow Escape by Milly Taiden
Bond by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Finally Thoughts

As COVID-19 cases are spiking again, do everything you can to be safe. The numbers here in Florida are appalling. From what I have read, over 90% are people who are unvaccinated. The ones who are vaccinated are experiencing milder symptoms.

At this point in time, anyone older than 12 years old is eligible to receive the vaccine. Please, if you haven’t already been vaccinated, take a look at your family and ask yourself if you really want to jeopardize their health?

The Sunday Post #21-29

Welcome to another Sunday Post. My apologies for missing last week, it’s been a little hectic around here. In the interest of catching things up, I’m just going to list the books and link to the review.

Now, of course, if you are listening to the Podcast, I will, as always, include the complete review. Hopefully this won’t happen again

Books for the Past 2 Weeks

Dragon Got Your Tongue by Julia Mills
Scent Of A Mate by Milly Taiden
Bibiophile Bullies
Her Twisted Heart by Melanie James
Tall, Dark and Panther by Milly Taiden
Pinch of Sass by C. D. Gorri

Fury by Julia Mills

A Mate’s Bite by Milly Taiden
Twisted Desire by Melanie James
The Alion King by Milly Taiden
Clutch by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

The Sunday Post #21-27

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

Twinkle, Twinkle, Sassy Little Star by Julia Mills

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!

Fire Maidens Greece by Anna Lowe

Another 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!

Nearly Twisted by Melanie James

Fabulous! This pairing is great. A little quick with the “insta-love” but still enjoyable nonetheless. Nice job with this continuation of the Twisted Tail Pack

Curves ‘Em Right by Milly Taiden

A BBW in search of love + two sexy wolf shifters ready to claim her as their mate = Sizzling Ménage Romance

Breaking Sass by C. D. Gorri

What happens when a sassy Dire Wolf, with a penchant for breaking rules, and a Lion, who’s in love with the law, clash? She’s a sassy Dire Wolf with a fondness for speed, and he’s a Lion who knows how to lay down the law. Get ready for fireworks when these two dominant personalities clash.

Closing Thoughts

It’s been a bit “wet” around my house. At this point, all of Florida is still on alert about TS Elsa. I’m sure by now, everyone has started running around like a chicken without it’s head trying to get ready for the storm. It usually makes me laugh to see what gets snatched up as emergency supplies.

Thursday night we decided that given my husband is on oxygen therapy, that getting a small generator would be a good idea. We checked the wattage needed for just a few appliances and determined what size to get. Friday morning we were waiting at Harbor Freight for them to open. At that point in time, there was a good number of generators available.

I had to return to the store that afternoon to pick something else up. Almost all of those generators were gone. I wonder how many people will try to return them if the storm doesn’t actually hit our area?

That’s it for this week. Keep dry and keep reading! ‘Til next week!

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?

Fur Ever Wicked (Black Paw Pack Book 3)

Wade Parker had longed for nothing more than a quiet life with a loving mate by his side for all of eternity, but that wasn’t the hand he’d been dealt. He’d been created for a special purpose and according to his creator, that was to be his only purpose. Any hope for his own happily ever after was forbidden. Not that it mattered, The Fates hadn’t deemed him worthy of a mate.

When a mysterious visitor arrives at Black Paw, all hell breaks loose. Family ties and pack loyalties are put to the test when a decades old secret is exposed. An ancient prophecy comes back to haunt everyone and with it a powerful enemy so wicked, she leaves the pack reeling.

Wade finds himself in unfamiliar territory when The Fates finally step in, putting him in direct conflict with the one who made him. Will he defy his creator and his Alpha by choosing the one person sent to destroy the pack?

The Reviews!

Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome and exciting read!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2021
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This is book #3 of the Black Paw Pack Series and it's Wade and Adalyn's story.
Wade is a wolf shifter of the Black Paw Pack, and a very special wolf. He was created by the God Odin and has the job of escorting souls to either Valhalla or Hellheim. It's forbidden for him to tell anyone what he does. He never thought he would ever have a mate, until one day she walks into their territory.
Adalyn is a hybrid - half witch & half wolf. She is the half-sister to the Alpha Rafe. Her evil mother who is a strong witch of their Coven, has sent Adalyn to the Black Paw Pack to be the Alpha of the pack as she is the first born. Oh the betrayal of a mother!! Adalyn just wants to belong and accepted into the Pack. In the Coven she was hated for being a hybrid. When Wade sees her, he knows she's his mate but even though she's attracted to him, she knows nothing about being a wolf. She has a lot to learn.
Wade and Adalyn are both very strong characters. There is suspense, hidden agenda, magic, action and romance. Even though you can read this as a stand alone I would recommend reading the first two books to familiarize yourself with all the characters. Absolutely love this series!
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Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, Excitement!!
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2021
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It's been awhile since I have read anything from this author so I had to go back and reread this series. Dang she has not disappointed us with this book. I know things happened that I was very surprised about.

I found myself not being able to stop reading until I made it to the last page. This was a very exciting adventure and it is one you will truly want to be on.

I love how she makes you fall in love with the characters and then makes you sit on your hands holding your breathe to see what happens to them.

Until Next Time.... Tabi
zoey
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
4.0 out of 5 stars Good exiting read...
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2021
Spoilers

The H was created by his master to escort souls to heaven or hell. He is also a wolf shifter, but was not meant to have a life with a mate. He has been serving his master for hundreds of years. He has had relationships and has been in love before but it was never like what he felt for the h. He knows he has found his mate.

The h is part wolf shifter and part witch. She is sent by her mother to destroy the H’s pack and become the alpha. The h’s half brother is the alpha of the pack. The h doesn’t want to carry out her mother’s wishes. She just wants to find a home with the pack. She is also attracted to the H.

The two find their HEA after a lot of obstacles and a heck of an adventure
Stacy carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous!!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021
I usually try and not start a book in the end or middle( hopefully more to come) of the series. But, I’m so glad I did!! Love this story and can’t wait to go back and start with the first book in the series!! Keep me stuck to the pages all the way to the end, up way pass my bed time but this story needed to be read all the way thru! Come it’s not the end of a wonderful series!!

The Sunday Post #21-23

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

Claw, Class and a Whole Lotta Sass by Julia Mills

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

Fire Maidens 4: Portugal by Anna Lowe

“An exciting and fast paced paranormal romance! The descriptions of Lisbon and the Portuguese islands are truly breathtaking – readers will feel as though they are part of the story. The characters are authentic, likeable, and have great chemistry together.” – Ind’Tale Crowned Heart review

Fur Ever Witched by Melanie James

This was definitely one of a kind. I am sorry it took me so long to get around to reading this. It is a fabulous continuation of the story. Now I have got to get the next book!

Surprise Mates by Grace Goodwin

Remember the old saying what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Well, this young lady only thought that what happened on Prillon Prime would stay on Prillon Prime!

Purrfectly Naughty by C.D. Gorri

Take one Tigress with a cub to raise, add in a Andean Bear that’s new to the states, mix it all with the celebrated Gerri Wilder and the fur is gonna fly!

The wonders hiding among us!

Cooper's Hawk

Remember this guy? This is a Cooper’s Hawk. He lives in the area where I live. Recently, I started looking on the Internet and discovered some interesting facts about this hawk.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS:

Medium-sized hawk from 14 to 20 inches in length. The adults have a gray/blue back, the underside is white, horizontally streaked with rufous bars. The head has a black cap, and there are three black bands on the tail. Males and females look the same, but the female is about one-third larger than the male. The immature birds are brown above and vertically streaked with brown below. The adult’s eye color is orange to red, while the immature has a yellow eye.

HABITAT:

A forest-dwelling bird found in deciduous woodlands but also seen in urban areas. Not uncommon around farm woodlots.

NESTING:

Cooper’s hawks build a stick nest high in the middle of a deciduous tree, usually in the crotch, where they lay two to five eggs. Cooper’s hawks are known to return to the same area to nest year after year, although recent studies have shown that individual birds change mates and nest sites frequently in succeeding years.

FEEDING HABITS:

Known as a predator of birds, the Cooper’s hawk also feeds on mammals, particularly squirrels and chipmunks. Once known as a regular denizen of poultry yards, it is one of many “chicken hawks.”

CONSERVATION STATUS:

Populations of the Cooper’s hawk were thought to be declining as early as the 1930s. This species has suffered greatly from persecution due to its poultry eating habits. It has also suffered from habitat destruction.

A week or so ago, I had another close encounter with this delightful fellow. He was perched on something as I left the bike trail with Coco. He flew up into one of the Palm trees where I snapped this picture.

He absolutely blends in to the tree!

Fur Ever Witched: Black Paw Pack Book 2

Will Erin be his curse or salvation?

Erin was tired of hiding her true nature. Bound by the secrets of her heritage, she found herself stuck between a rock and a hard wolf. When her secrets are unveiled all hell breaks loose. 

Lucas Jansen’s plan for life was simple: Serve his pack, find a mate, and start a family.
Now that Lucas has found his mate the next step was claiming her. Or so he thought. Everything he believed is about to be turned upside down as ancient legends and a forbidden love push him toward a path of self-destruction. 

His mate was everything he had ever wanted, and everything he had vowed to destroy.

L8dyknightkc
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2017
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Erin is half wolf shifter and half witch that had to keep her witch side hidden from everyone. Her parents had moved a lot because her mother's twin sister did not agree with their relationship and she wants to be high priestess of the witch coven. She also wants to be very powerful so she tried to steal her mother's gifts. Erin and ger mother were able to hide their witch side being discovered bythe Black Paw Pack by wearing magical tokens that concealed it. Erin's powers were bided and she was not able to tell anyone that she's half witch or she would experience so much pain if she tries tell someone. Lucas is wolf shifter who also Rafe's Beta and he knows Erin is his fated mate but he doesn't understand why she fight him about it. Erin wants to tell him that she is half witch but she can't tell him or be feeling a lot of pain. She also tried of hiding her witch side and wants a mate that loves her no matter what. Her mother does help her remove the bidding spelled but Lucas doesn't take her new well. He has hatred toward witches since their pack were attacked by witches that killed his family. Erin just wants him accept her as she is but he is having trouble being open minded about there are good witches and bad witches just like there are bad shifters and good shifters. I really wanted to punch him the face or kichpk him sometime that he is being stupid toward Erin.
Rafe's uncle is a council member that trying help repair a pack that had gone down hill but the abuser alpha had been killed by Rafe's mate. His sons are trying to get revenge on the Black Paw pack and their father's killer. Do they succesed their revenge or not? Does Lucas overcome his hatred toward witches and fully mates with Erin? You will have to read this book to find out more. I like Erin's personality and felt like I understood her and related with her. Erin and her mother had a strong bond but I wondered about her relationship with her father. I love to read more about the Black Paw pack and may be find out if Deacon ever get out his punishment or not.
Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! Perfection
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
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I always love it when a book leaves me on the seat of my pants so bad that I can't help but read the book in one sitting. That is just what this author has done to me. This book covers everything it seems. Love, hate, prejudices, anger, and passion.

You are given two mates that fight their connection and it's all based on prejudices of what they assume to be. No people are the same and this book shows you that. You can't help but cry for the feelings that Lucas is having one minute and then in the next you are wanting to beat him over the head.

In the next moment you are feeling for Erin and understanding why she is feeling the way she is feeling and you agree with her about zapping her mate across the street.

I promise this book will make you laugh and cry with the rollercoaster of emotions it sends you thru, but you will love the book in the end.

Until Next Time... Tabi
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Erin could knock you off your feet
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2017
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I read this series out of order but let me tell you I love 💘it. I cannot wait to see what happen when the witches come brewing through town. They don't know what they are in for. But Deacon might escape and team up with them. It's too much for me. I need this book to come out already. I love all the dimension of this group. I can't pick a favorite. But I can tell you hands down Lucas is my favorite sexual wolf even between Tax and Taavi. I guess it's his crazy...lol..don't call a woman crazy if you don't want want or expect crazy...read the book and you will know what I'm talking about.
Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars What an awesome read!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2016
This is book #2 in the Black Paw Series.

Even though Erin is Lucas Jansen's mate, she keeps him at a distance. She would like nothing better than to be his mate except she is hiding a secret and is trying to keep him safe. She's not only a wolf she is also a very powerful witch. Her mother Brenna is also a witch but has put a concealing spell on both of them so no one can scent that they are witches. Rafe's father let them stay with the Black Paw and after Brenna saved Rafe's life with her magic , he welcomed them there permanently, despite her being a witch. The Black Paw Clan was attacked by witches and Lucas lost his whole family and many others were killed. Lucas has a deep seated hatred of witches because of it. However, Lucas' wolf accepts Erin and knows she is also a witch but knows she's good and not evil. Will these two have an HEA? You'll have to read this for yourself to find out.

There is just so much going on in this story and a lot of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat! Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down until you finish. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it. You'll love Erin & Lucas as well as all of the other characters in the story.

The Sunday Post #21-22

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

Welcome!

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

Book Reviews from Last Week

Kiss of Her Dragon by Julia Mills

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

Fire Maidens Rome by Anna Lowe

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

Fur Ever Yours by Melanie James

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

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

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

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

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

Rebel Mate by Grace Goodwin

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

Purrfectly Caught by C.D. Gorri

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

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

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

Fur Ever Yours: Black Paw Pack Book 1

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

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

To Hell with that! 

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

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

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

Only the Fates know…

The Reviews!

zoey
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read...
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2021
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Spoilers

The h is a wolf shifter on the run. She escapes from the clutches of the evil Alpha from her pack. He is not her true mate but he is forcing her to be his mate. The H and his pack find her close to passing out because she was wearing a collar that sapped her strength. They save her and give her protection. The H immediately knows that she is his true mate and vice versa with the h. The h’s evil alpha and her former pack show up to kidnap the h. The H and his pack save her. He and the h find their HEA.

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

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

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