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!

Scaling Her Dragon: Paranormal Dating Agency #8

“That’s right. The men who use my services prefer big, beautiful, bold, confident women,” Gerri replied. “I understand not all women will be confident with their bodies, especially with the fiasco that is society on Earth. But having some love for their curves is a must.”

Plus-size Rebecca is on a jaunt to another world. She had hopes of finding herself a nice, sweet shifter like her sister, but somehow she ended up attracted to the big, fiery dragon. A dragon who isn’t looking for love. If only he didn’t have eyes that made her want to take her panties off and a body that sent her hormones into a frenzy, life would be a lot easier.

Vikter Dragos is dying. His dragon couldn’t find a mate and he’s at the end of his time. He’s fighting the attraction for a sassy, curvy human, but it’s near impossible to stay away from her. If only she’d been his mate, everything would be smoother. He’s losing control of his dragon and his emotions. With Becca around, he didn’t know what to expect.

Becca’s in constant confusion over Vikter’s hot and cold attitude. One moment he’s kissing her like the world’s going to end, and the next he’s warning her away from getting attached. Figuring out how to scale this dragon might take more patience than she’s got. When competition arises and Vikter sees another wants Becca, he’ll face his feelings or risk losing her forever.

The Reviews!

These two were such a hoot to read about! I try very hard not to laugh while reading because that draws my hubby’s attention. But these two were an absolute joy to read. I’m looking forward to more!

Heather Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2015
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Another fantastic PDA book by Milly Taiden! Scortching hot, well this is a dragon we are talking about, so be sure water is available. It is a stand alone with a HEA. However, you may want to slap a stubborn butt dragon before the end of the book. Vikter is dying after not being able to find his true mate. His dragon is retreating and severing the communication to Vikter. Becca is a human who loves dragons, she is full of passion and speaks her mind.
Vikter is hot and cold when it comes to Becca, and they skirt around each other. Becca is mad due to Vikter's attitude but is still drawn to him. One day she ses a golden dragon and pets it. Rubs her hands all over the dragon, this may be what really wakes Vikter's dragon and the man up.
When these two do get together the results are explosive! Beware: this book is hot, steamy, and full of attitude.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Jen Seipp
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire breathing isn't the only thing making this story hot!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2015
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Who doesn't dream of being a princess in a tower protected by a fierce dragon? Milly knows this is most of our inner little girl's secret wish, so she gave it to us, in brilliant colors!

Becca is a curvy girl. Viktor is a growly shifter. Gerri is a match maker. Razzy is a teen worried about her brother. What could go wrong?

Did I mention Viktor is a royal dragon shifter? And dragon shifters have to find a mate or lose their dragon, the other half of themselves? And they only have so long to find and mark their One? Viktor is losing his connection with his dragon and is worried he won't find his One before it's too late.

Becca isn't looking for a relationship. She is excited to visit a different planet. A planet full of shifters. Her travel partner, the ever relentless matchmaker Gerri, has other plans for Becca.

Watch the sparks fly, and the smoke roll!

This story is another great addition to the PDA series. Each book is a standalone, but you can't read just one! Whether this is your first PDA book, or your 8th, you will love this book. If this is your first, go read the other 7! You will thank me later.
Elizabeth E. Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars The pull is there, but what if the mating urge isn't?
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2017
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Vikter, a dragon shifter, desperately needs to find his mate. It's literally a life or death situation. Knowing he needs to connect with his to give his dragon a reason to live, he's contacted Gerri, matchmaker extraordinaire, but has resigned himself to his fate.

Rebecca (Becca) feels like she's in another world. Oh wait, she is. The room she's given in the palace changes colors and decorated itself. While that's a pretty cool trick, it's a little freaky. But it did get her love of dragons correct. Now maybe she'll have the same luck with Gerri finding the perfect man for her.

“Oh, honey. You have no idea what’s in store for you.” - Gerri to Becca

Vikter knows his family and friends are worried, noticing his appearance and surly attitude. When Brecc implores him again to visit him, Eros, and Charlotte, Vikter agrees, though he knows he won't be pleasant company. He likes Charlotte and envies how happy his friends are with their mate.

Becca is visiting her sister, Charlotte, and meeting her mates. Nope, not a typo. Plural. Lucky girl, right? When Charlotte needs to leave with her mates to visit Brecc's sister, Becca entertains herself and changes her life at the same time.

Vikter would do anything for his little sister, Razzy, so he agrees to the ball, knowing it makes her feel closer to their mom, having lost her, and Razzy is worried about him. He wants to give her this memory before he's gone. But when he meets Razzy's new friend, Becca, he suddenly feels hope, as well as thankful for Razzy's clever introduction.

Will Vikter take a chance? Even though he desires Becca, why is he pushing her away? Isn't Becca his mate? If so, and she can save him, why is he warning her not to get attached? Does he not want to be with her? Becca feels the connection between her and Vikter, but can she handle his sudden hot and cold attitude changes? Will Vikter and Becca get their HEA?

One-click now and follow along as two people face a life and death struggle to have their future.

Scaling Her Dragon on Goodreads

A Sassy Wedding: Sassy Mates Book 3.7

An Alpha and his BBW finally get their walk down the aisle…

Time to revisit Jordan and Aric.

With everyone in Vegas for a girl’s week, Jordan’s stress level goes through the roof with wedding plans, until Aric decides to take matters into his own hands.

Read about what he does to help Jordan with the wedding. And then, see what happens when Jordan comes face to face with her past.

The Reviews!

Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Pressure
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
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This what I would call wedding cake, book 3.7..super short but I'm so invested in the series,I needed this book! Gave the book 5 stars, because I love weddings and sex and as short as this book is it ISN'T rushed. I love this series!This picks up literally where book 3 ended. Jordan has had her share of heartache, but her drop dead gorgeous mate will change all that.The pressures of planning a wedding are getting to Jordan, not to mention a ghost from her past rears its ugly head. Aric Wolfe loves his mate and he is most happy when she is, resolving her problems is what he strives to do.Can love heal old wounds?Can Jordan release the hurt and pain to embrace her future,a future with the man she loves?This isn't a book,but it's a beautiful compliment to a fabulous series! Bravo Milly!
Bambi
5.0 out of 5 stars To have and to mate
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2014
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Whats a girl to do hen the word wedding causes you to have stressed out panic attacks?

Jordan has had enough the more talk of this big wedding to the alpha's son Aric the more she knows she can't do it. She had wanted a family and few friends not the huge mess that it has no become. I few days left on there trip to Vegas why couldn't she do what Nic had done elope!

Aric is there on pack meetings and is shocked hen his fiancee calls saying I can't go through with this wedding! Not that i wont marry you. He decides to get the family to give her what she wants and surprise her.

This is a wonderful short story with a great way to pull all the books together it has wonderful lines and humor from the couples involed. i cant wait for book 4 in this amazing series.

cute lines from the book
“Minus her throwing herself at you drunk in front of the Elvis impersonator and trying to strip you naked so you could ‘hit that’.
Mason’s eyes widened, horrified. “What? What did I do to deserve this kind of punishment?”
“Aric Wolfe!” Barbara yelled. “We gave you some time to...talk. Get out of there so we can try to salvage her dress.
LourinTop Contributor: Baby
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Wedding =)
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2016
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Why wait to get married when you're in Vegas?!?

With all the stress of planning a wedding and Jordan's OCD friend Emma taking over, Jordan has lost sight of what she really wanted out of the wedding. But lucky for Jordan she has friends and a hunky Alpha willing do to whatever necessary to make Jordan happy.

With old insecurities put to rest Jordan is ready to embrace the love of her mate and new family as well as the future.

This was cute short story and just what you need to break up the tension between problems surrounding the Rahound Pack.
Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
5.0 out of 5 stars A great short sweet read in the Sassy Mates series!
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2015
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~ 4.5 A Sassy Wedding Stars ~

A Sassy Wedding is a very short sweet read in the Sassy Mates series. You do need to have read Scent of a Mate at least before pick this one up.

A great read! Jordan and Aric, are mated and will be getting married, but the wedding is getting out of hand. Jordan wants it to be a family wedding, so Aric sets out to make her dream come true. Jordan also comes to terms with her family's past and learns that the family she has is the one that matters.

I loved this short sweet wedding story! Can’t wait for more in the Sassy Mates series.

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?

Unexpectedly Mated: Sassy Mates Book 3

Great continuation of the story. Gotta love this group of friends. They stick together through thick and thin. Looking forward to reading more.

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take?

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off.

After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She’ll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever. Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

The Reviews!

Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Undeniable
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
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Book 3 of sassy mates, is everything I could possibly want in a book, was laughing, crying and the pack dynamics(Nicole's horrible parents)is always a mystery to me, but loving the fact a family can embrace you no matter what!Gave the book 5 stars, the storyline is original and fresh and stays true to the series. Milly constantly amazes me, every series is different, sexually explicit as they are they are in no way trashy..highly addictive and mesmerizing all in one book! Nicole Acosta,has pined over and fantasized over one smoking hot wolf, he is virtually untouchable but the temptation is seductive and addicting! This club and his wayward heart has her retreating, it could never be..he is a womanizer and has many woman coming out of the woodwork! Nicole realizes she has never had love of a family or of a good man, will it ever change?Can this just be a show?He could never want her,could he? Jake Wolfe has lusted and dreamed of Nicole, the sexy smoking hot woman calls to the wolf.Everything about her has him turned on, he is ready, to claim and mate.But is it enough, to sustain a loving caring relationship, sex is sex but love? Jake is playing for keeps, and a trip to Sin City has him tearing down the wall around her heart.When stakes are high can these two bet on love and win?And when another wolf shows interest ,what will become of the lovers. We see a shewolf digging her claws, and protecting her own and finally releases the baggage! This book has hot sexy wolves, insatiable appetites and desires and everything that you can possibly think of in a fascinating,captivating series..it's a must-read read. Milly Taiden has her reads enchanted in another world!
Theresa Esterline
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected surprises!
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2014
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The Sassy Mates are back again with a whole new twist this time! This is book 3 in the series, be sure to check out the first two before reading this one. So this books starts off at the same point as the first two, at the scenting ceremony. If you are like me and love Milly's hot and sexy starts, this one will not disappoint 😉 Then we fast forwards to a few months later, reminding us of what has happened to Jordan and Karla in the first two books before continuing on! Book 3 focuses on Jake and Nic, you can expect hot & sexy scenes, comic relief, frustration at the evil scum, and lack of communication - what more could you ask for! Nic has a very cold mother and step-father, who only are looking for fame and power, they never have shown Nic love so when she finally starts to feel something for Jake she is so confused! And now a bit about the story...

Jordan is worried about the plans for her upcoming wedding, after the attacks on her and Ellie she is nervous, and now she has to plan this gigantic wedding. Nic comes to the rescue with the idea of heading to Vegas for a girls only bachelorette party to take her mind off everything. It will also let her to see her sister too, she will unfortunately have to see her parents too, but what is one dinner in a long trip to Vegas? Especially after she gets smashed and pulls one of the standard Vegas tricks. Little does she know that trick is what will save her life and her heart!

Favorite passages:
- “My kids think there was some sort of miracle conception where they’re concerned.” She shrugged her shoulders and smiled at Kel. “If only they’d realize it took a lot of growling and spanking to actually get each of them.”
- “I’ll tell him that if he hopes to get any kind of a long lasting relationship with you he better do more than make your panties wet.”
- “You belong to me.” His evil smile grew wide. “You’ve been bought and paid for, little one.”
- “You got chocolate and coffee? I might let you seduce me all over again for some of that.”
- “Cut it out. You know you’re hot. All those tattoos can drive a woman wild in all kinds of ways. Let’s not forget the sexy ass.”
- Ellie shrugged. “You know what they say, whiskey gives you balls.” She passed him a shot. “Here, have one. Maybe then you’ll grow some too.”
Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Milly Taiden delivers again with Unexpectedly Mated!
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2014
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Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

From the moment that Nicole met Jake Wolfe’s eyes it was lust, love at first sight. For eight years it was the battle of the sexes between the two of them with neither one the winner until the night of the scent ceremony. Since the night when Jake had claimed her as his mate, eight weeks had passed and Nicole had done her best to avoid him. She looked at Jake as a player, a man-whore, someone that would never settle for one woman and only one woman. The fact that he owned a strip club that had women paying shifters to strip really set Nicole’s jealousy button off. Everything about him made her feel insure and the fact that he had not stated how he felt about her didn’t help at all! Did they even have a relationship?

Nicole was driving him insane! He had waited eight years before claiming her as his mate during the scenting ceremony and what good had it done? She still would not accept him and avoided him at all cost. He was delegated to watching her from a distance more or less like a stalker. When he heard that the girls were going to Vegas to get away and relax it sounded like a good idea until he got a call telling him that another man had approached his mate. Not in this lifetime, he had waited long enough and it was time to complete the mating!

Jake has his hands full convincing his stubborn mate to accept him. Can Nicole see beyond the surface and see the real Jake? Will the war that is brewing between some of the shifter factions pour over and drag them under? Read this action packed, sexy novel and discover the World of the Wolfe family and their feisty mates.

Hero –Jake Wolfe: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Nicole Acosta: 4.5 stars
Steam: 5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you want to read about a strong Alpha female and a sexy hot Alpha male this book is definitely for you! This book is filled with romance, lust, hot sex and conflict between the Alpha male and a sassy female.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! I have read all of Ms. Taiden’s books and cannot wait until her next book hits the book shelves. She writes phenomenal paranormal romance!
MaryLou Hoffman
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars SASSY LOVE
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
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Title: UNEXPECTEDLY MATED
Series: Sassy Mates #3
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Amazon purchase
Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors

This is the third book in the Sassy Mates series. They do need to be read in order.

The first time Nicole met Jake, she was visiting her friend Ellie. She opened the wrong door and there he stood, naked and wet from the shower. Nic lusts for Jake. Jake knows that she is his mate, but Nic doesn’t understand how to love and Jake refuses commitment. Ah, but the social lubricant known as alcohol in the City of Sin leads these two down to the altar. When you get out of the way of your brain and let the heart lead, wonderful things can happen. Of course, some not so wonderful things can also happen and they will need to be handled.

Starting at the scenting ceremony once again, we are introduced to more of the personalities of Nicole and Jake. Their passion is smoking hot. Finding out about Nic’s family and the type of people they are, certainly does help to put her personality into perspective. I’m just glad that they hadn’t destroyed the fierce warrior that she is. She stands up for herself and I was cheering every step of the way.

In each of the previous books, I mentioned a theme. So, I will try with this one. In fact, I think there are two: ‘be true to yourself’ and ‘allow yourself to be happy.’

Milly Taiden never fails to deliver sassy, BBW girls and hot, alpha, protective men. I love this series. First there was Aric and Jordon. Then Nathan claimed Karla. Now Jake has finally gotten his Nicole down the aisle. Ellie has four brothers. Three have found and claimed their mates in spectacularly different ways. I can’t wait to see how Mason corrals his chosen sassy girl!

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

Tall, Dark, and Panther: Paranormal Dating Agency #5

Maya Zara is a curvy woman sick and tired of men who think she should settle. She loves her curves and wants to find someone who will love them too. When she meets Gerri Wilder and signs up for a date with a shifter, Maya has no idea what’s in store for her.

Noah Wright has had the hots for his curvy neighbor for months. Too bad she’s got a boyfriend. When he allows Gerri to set him up on a date, he never expected for her to get him the woman he and his panther have lusted after.

A stalking ex and a crazy family make Maya’s life a living hell. Both will try to tear them apart. She’ll have to figure out what she wants with Noah before losing a chance at love with the lonely panther.

The Reviews!

minimimof2
5.0 out of 5 stars Tall Dark and Panther
Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2018
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This is Noah and Maya's story . Noah has met his mate but can do nothing since she has a boyfriend and he will not make her unhappy by butting in . Maya is fed up with her stalker ex . When she leaves her phone in the lobby and goes to get it she meets Gerri and for reasons she is unsure of when asked about herself she opens up totally . Gerri tells her she can find her perfect match if she will just allow her too. Maya figures why not and ends up going to a meet and greet party there she runs into her neighbor Noah who when he finds out she is single knows he will not allow her to get away from him . This story has everything in it , stalkers , drama , (cute peeking tom ) and love ! Well written and recommended to all !
CAGirly5000
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Hot and Funny!
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
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This was a short, sweet, sexy and fun read. I highly recommend it.

Noah is very sweet and an excellent book boyfriend. He melted my heart with his shy and kind ways. Maya was funny, sensitive, and has a terrible habit of dating idiots. I greatly enjoyed both characters and their portions of the book. The parts with Jerri are always fun and I laughed more then a few times. Maya's family.. ouch.. but I like the way it ended.

Overall this is another great addition to this series. Lots of fun and a couple HOT times with plenty of laugh out loud parts.

CK
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great story
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2015
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I am really enjoying all the books in the Paranormal Dating Agency series and this book was no exception.

**SPOILERS**
Maya is a BBW who is told by her family and boyfriend that just because she’s big she should settle for whatever behaviour her partner throws at her and they don’t understand why she refuses to let that be her life. The fact that her skinny, beautiful sister is in a relationship where she has to work out all the time and turn herself into a pretzel to make sure he stays happy with her seems to not be an issue even though by the standards they push at Maya, her sister could have any man she wants. Luckily Maya has learnt through many harsh lessons to be happy with herself so when offered the opportunity to get a date through the Paranormal Dating Agency she decides to take the plunge. Noah has been in lust/love with Maya since she moved into his building but he thinks she’s still in a relationship so doesn’t approach her for anything. When he is set up by his aunt on a date and finds out its Maya he doesn’t waste any time in proving to her that he sees and appreciates her and he is just fabulous. The only problem with this story is that it just wasn’t enough! Looking forward to the next book.
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015
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Love this series plus a Milly fan. Loved this story. I really liked Maya a lot. She was funny as hell. Quirky and beautiful. Noah has been a creepy watcher of Maya since he purchased the building. He's rich and a loaner and keeps to himself and has had a thing for her but never talks to her much. He can see everything she does in her apartment through her blinds. Ok...that was the creep factor for me lol. Thats ok though cause he's in love with her and somehow thinks she's taken. He's hotter than hell and talks so dirty to her at this ball that Ms. Wilder throws. LOL. Naughty! They both reluctantly agree to do this one date that Ms. Wilder sets up. Neither knowing its the other. Noah couldn't be happier. Maya is unsure but goes with it but then freaks a little because she has a problem with accepting he'd want someone like her and her crazy weird ex keeps hounding her. Needless to say after much coaxing she realizes she loves Noah. Great story and can't wait to see who Ms. Wilder hires to help her out with her work load! Yay!

Scent of a Mate: Sassy Mates Book 1

Mission: Scent a Mate
Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up.

Mission: Stake a Claim
Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate.

Mission: Survive an Alpha
When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.

The Reviews!

Iris Pross
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2013
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Anyone who looks at my previous reviews will know that I am a fan of Ms. Taiden. However another thing they will note is that I do tend to be very critical as well. I set a certain standard and if that standard is not met, I have no problem stating it publicly. Such has been the case in the past.

The characters were funny and likable. They were relatable in a way none of Ms. Taiden's previous characters ever have been. Jordan and the girls reminded me of my friends at that age. Hell, they remind me of certain friends of mine now. The women are strong and independent yet know when to ask for help. This very thing is what makes Aric officially my favorite shifter hero. He knew when to push and when to let Jordan stand on her own to feet. There were no "Me Tarzan, you Jane" moments here, much to my enjoyment. And the best part? Unlike too many of Ms. Taiden's heroines, Jordan isn't suddenly struck stupid the second she is mated. She is just as strong and independent after as is was before she and Aric get together.

Issues with the book... it ends at 78%. Very true. However, the whole percentage thing is purely an Amazon thing. You're getting a full story here. You just happen to also get a novella written by Ms. Taiden under her other pen name for FREE. This is NOT a sample or excerpt of another book. This is a FREE short story. Essentially getting 2 stories for the price of one. So we really can't complain. Plus the author does tell us that there is a free short included at the end. We are forewarned before purchasing the book of this. So we can't exactly deduct stars for it ending at 78% because of a short story at the end if we the readers don't bother to read what was plainly stated in the author's notes.

The story ends in a cliffhanger... This is book 1 of a new series. Just like in the BDB books, Dohner's New Species series and countless others, the enemy is a common thread that will hopefully tie all the books together. I won't pretend to understand where the author is going with this. However, having read thousands of books just like the ones mentioned above, it's not unheard of or uncommon for the evil enemy to not be caught in book one. Otherwise you end up with a different enemy in every single book which is just ridiculous. I will hold off judgement on the cliffhanger until I see where the author goes with this.

With enjoyable characters, a great plot and some action thrown in for good measure, this has got to be my favorite book by Ms. Taiden to date. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble the other girls get in to!
Kris
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Taiden's work!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2013
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Scent Mate by Milly Taiden
Reviewer: Kris
Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

From my own personal TBR list. I was jonesing for a shifter book and this hit the spot.

I haven't met a Taiden book yet that I haven't liked.

Shifters; strong, loyal... HOT! Just the way I like them. This story followed a more "true" shifter storyline, if there is such a thing, but there are always little twists. You get a good sense that the author is attuned with her characters and the world she has created.

Jordan is a strong human female that has been friends with shifters most of her life. She has also had a crush on her best friend's shifter brother all of that time. She was more or less adopted into this family as they helped care for and raise her. Jordan's own parents were alcoholics and could not be counted on.

Aric is the best friend's brother, and a hot piece of soon-to-be alpha. Like most alpha males he is very protective and possessive. But with that he knows Jordan's personality and he doesn't push for submissiveness from her. Not that I could imagine that. He works hard to show Jordan that he is the one. When it came to pack you got a sense of just how fair of a leader he would be.

This book had crotch sniffing, tree climbing, mystery and great romance. There is some set up for future installments with secondary characters... at least that's my hope.
Joyce J. Ruskuski
4.0 out of 5 stars STORY LINE NEEDS MORE UNPREDICTIBLITY
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2015
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This is book 1 of Sassy Mates story and is Jordon Alvarez, human, and Aric Wolfe, wolf shifter's story. It seems that this entire family of wolves with exception of Ellie is destine to find their true one among the human race.

Aric the alpha has known for years that Jordan belonged to him but he has waited until the scenting ceremony of a clan member to finally take the steps to bring her into his sphere as his mate. Jordan has loved him forever as well but has never believed she will be the one to find her true love and her mate in Aric. Although she hoped and wished and wanted it, she has yet to embrace it.

The scenting ceremony allows Aric to mark her as his without the finally mating, but that causes major problems as an Alpha female from another pack has decided he should belong to her. She has arranged accidents and kidnapping an other insidious things trying to get rid of Jordan all to no avail. When it is finally discovered by the clan she is quickly eliminated and the wedding and the mating are undertaken.

It's a good but somewhat predictable story. The characters in this series are all close friends, the ladies that is, and the men/shifter wolves are brothers. I like Ms Taiden's stories but they are at times more predictable then I would like and they tend to be all in the same vain as to plot and movement of the characters. I think a little more variance and some variety of plot here would be nice. Therefore, only the 4 star rating.
MaryLou Hoffman
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ - SEXY WEREWOLVES
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2013
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In a world where werewolves and vampires are common knowledge, Jordan Alvarez, a human orphaned at 13, met Ellie Wolfe at school. She has had a crush on her best friend's big brother, an alpha, since the first day they met. Jordan is writing a family history for the Wolfes and spends a night on the mountainside to watch a mating ritual for the pack so that it can be included in the history. When sexy Aric finds her hiding in the trees with another wolf threatening her, he steps in to protect her from the visiting stranger. He claims her as his own, but can he keep her safe?

Favorite line: "I'm not some little woman to stay barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen while the big sexy man takes care of business." He grinned. "You think I'm sexy?"

This is the first in the new Sassy Mates series and cannot wait to read the books for the three other brothers who make up "the sexy four" and Ellie's destined mate. I absolutely loved this book. The sex is steaming hot. Their passion is tender and possessive. Their love is complete and fulfilling. Ms. Taiden had me laughing so hard my husband started muttering about straightjackets, again! I laughed, swooned, and had to fan myself, many times during this tale.

The theme is that sometimes the best part of your family is the part you chose to include in your heart. It takes Jordan a while to get it, but that realization is the fulfillment of the dreams she didn't even voice to herself.

Recommended for: 18+ due to graphic sex and violence

Curves ‘Em Right: Paranormal Dating Agency Book 4

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

She had always been honest with herself. She knew she was a big girl. She had curves and rolls and she was more than okay with that. To her co-workers’ dismay, she actually liked her body. She felt at ease with her shape. A lot of people didn’t understand how much she loved herself and her figure. She’d learned that while others lived in a world of desperate need to change themselves or those around them, she happened to want to stay as she was. Curvy, big or whatever they wanted to call her, she was Dani no matter her shape or size. Anyone who loved her would love her how she came. Taiden, Milly. Curves ’em Right (Paranormal Dating Agency Book 4) (p. 79). Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Daniella Flores is looking for a good man. A man who will accept her as she is and go crazy for her curves. So far she’s had no luck in the romance department and is worried she might never find the right one. When Mrs. Wilder of the PDA offers to help, Dani is all for trying anything. Mrs. Wilder promises to find her love, romance and hot sex. What woman in her right mind would say no to that?

Kane and Blake have been searching for a mate to complete their Alpha triad. There’s just one problem: they’ve yet to find a woman they both want. Not to worry, Kane’s mother comes to the rescue and brings in the PDA. Unfortunately for them, Mrs. Wilder has something up her sleeve and it’s not a bra. When they meet their mysterious date, they know she’s the woman they need.

A masquerade ball brings Dani and the shifters together. The two men who are really good friends with Dani’s overprotective older brother. She’ll get one chance to finally live the fantasy night she’s always wanted with the wild wolves. Besides, it’s not like they could really want her for a mate. It will take some maneuvering for Kane and Blake to keep Dani, not lose their friend and their pack, and prove her curves are the only ones they want.

The Reviews!

LourinTop Contributor: Baby
4.0 out of 5 stars Curves 'em Right
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
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Librarian Daniella Flores is looking for love. Not just any kind of love though. She needs a man who will love her for who she is, curves and all, without trying to change her. Oh and lets not forget maybe a bit of dynamite sex on the side =)
A chance meeting with Gerri Wilder is like a dream come true. When Gerri offers to find Daniella someone who checks off all her musts in a man, who is she to pass up that offer??

Kane and Blake have been searching high and low for a mate to complete their triad. However, there search is proving impossible. However, Kane's meddling mother isn't going to let these two go on any longer without a mate, and convinces the guys that Gerri can find the mate to complete their triad.

What Kane and Blake didn't expect was for their mate to be the one woman they've been purposely avoiding to keep the peace between them and their friend Marco. But when Kane and BLake finally get a taste, all bets are off and they'll do whatever it takes to claim their woman.
Kaylee Ridgeway
5.0 out of 5 stars It’s a must read!
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
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I loved CURVES ‘EM RIGHT PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY! Ms. Taiden is an exceptionally, talented author and this ability was why I had to keep turning each page; not willing to put the book down because it’s a must read to the very end.

Geri Wilder is brilliant at her job, that’s why she owns the Paranormal Dating Agency.

When two hot wolves need a little push in finding their mate, Kane’s mom with the help from Geri, steps in to find the perfect woman to match their needs.
Kane and Blake know they need a special woman to complete their triade.Will Geri find that special woman?

Daniella is tired of dating men who don’t appreciate who she is. All she wants is a man who can love her curves and all.
Will Geri help her find her special man?
Samantha ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews ) & ( Sammy Sue's Reviews )
5.0 out of 5 stars Dani, Blake and Kane = Hotness!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2014
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'I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

Daniella ( Dani ) is a big curvy librarian with no luck with the opposite sex. She is very comfortable with her size however men seem to think that they are doing her a favor by being with her. When she meets Geri at her friends bakery and is told that Geri can help her get a mate she is skeptical but willing to try. Heaven knows she can't be with the two men that she has wanted forever. Her brothers best friends Blake and Kane. She hasn't even seen them in years. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that the date Geri sets her up with is the men of her dreams.

Blake and Kane need a third to complete their triad. Kane is the Alpha of his pack and Blake is his omega and they will both share one mate. None of the pack females or any other female for that matter appeals to them because their wolves already chose their mate long ago but they have denied themselves out her respect to their friend Marco's wishes. He warned them a long time ago to keep their hands off of Dani. But when Kane's mother convinces them to let Geri help them and after a steamy interlude they find out she has matched them with Dani, they can't deny the facts. She is their third.

My Opinion:

Milly Taiden is the Smut Queen for a reason! She never fails to bring you a deliciously hot book with yummy men that you just want to sink your teeth into. Sometimes like in this book we get lucky and get to fantasize about two hot and dominant men! I absolutely loved this book. Geri is her witty and devious self as always. A confident curvy woman who is tired of dealing with men's bs over her weight and two stubborn, pigheaded, dirty talking shifters who make you want the forbidden! If you love a steamy menage then this is definitely the book for you. I definitely recommend reading!

'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'
Sue-ellen B. Reilly (GirlyGirlBookReviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars Kane (alpha) and Blake (omega) are a package deal and are looking for their one to make a perfect triad. They are your perfect m
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2014
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Are you looking for a quick read that will have your blood boiling then grab this one up quickly!  Trust me these two men definitely know how to once you meet them. This novel is part of a series but each is each own enticing own story with hot sexy shifters and scenes that will have your e reader smoking!  Kane (alpha) and Blake (omega) are a package deal and are looking for their one to make a perfect triad.  They are your perfect match; while Kane is rough around the edge, Blake is the soft and comfort type. However, they keep each other grounded and you can see the respect that is shown. Little do they know that they have been surrounded by her for years. Dani, sister of a overprotective brother and curvey but very opinionated about everything decides to ask Mrs. Wilder for help. I loved her personality from the beginning and even towards the end she loves her brother so much that she will not back down without a fight.  One masquerade party, a little scent stopper, and let me tell you we have a party until a mask is unveiled and the world literally stops in place. How will a long time friendship last after a vow is broken? Will these two sexy wolf’s be able to keep their paws off of Little Red after just one taste? Read to see what happens because your won’t want to put this one down.  The author takes you for a ride with this story and your immediately captured into her pandora box from the beginning! The author is very talented when it comes to writing hot scenes even though these novels are short they are very fulfilling with a story that is packed with an emotional bond between the main characters.  Yes they are quick but sometimes quick bonds last!  Between the beautiful covers and amazing story these are one of my favorite series!  I am excited to see what she has up her sleeve for the next PDA series!

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?