MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
by Kerrelyn Sparks
St. Martin’s Press /St. Martin’s Paperbacks
From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced…
As one of the Embraced―one born with magical powers―the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast―Lord Leo―in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire―even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?
Luciana sees and converses with ghosts… Leo is affected by the power of lightening. Can these two tortured, misunderstood souls come together in a love that is one for the ages?
I really liked this read. I was amazed at how much humor was thrown into this Historical Fantasy with a paranormal aspect.
We have ghosts and magic and a whole lot more going on here. There was maybe just a bit too much going on at times for me to give this book better than a four star rating.
The humor is what grabbed my attention more than the underlying romance.
I would read and recommend this book on the humor factor alone. I laughed a great deal more than cried while reading this really good paranormal/historical romance by Kerrelyn Sparks.
It was not the first book I have read by this author and it certainly will not be the last one.
Although this book is the first book in a new series I would recommend it as a standalone title if you don’t think you want to hang around to find out what happens to the other girls introduced briefly in this the first of the series.
I gave this book 4 of 5 stars for storyline and character development. The sensual rating gets 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this book and I have left this review on a voluntary basis.
About the New Series:
The Embraced is a new paranormal/fantasy romance series that is best described as Game of Thrones meets The Princess Bride.
This world has two moons, and twice a year they eclipse (or embrace). A child born on the night the moons embrace will be gifted with a supernatural power. They are called the Embraced.
Each of the five heroines is Embraced, so they all have a different kind of power. Of course, the heroes also have some awesome powers!
So what can you expect? Action, adventure, suspense, spooky stuff, shifters, dragons, elves, witches, lots of laughs, and of course, plenty of romance!
“Kerrelyn Sparks is a master storyteller and a superior world builder.” —Fresh Fiction
Book 2 of The Embraced: So I Married a Sorcerer Coming August 29, 2017!!
About The Author:
Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website at www.kerrelynsparks.com.
NEW RELEASE – March 1st, 2017
The Earl’s Unexpected Journey Of Love
The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts
Page Count: Approx 250 pages
by Jessie Bennett
$0.99 at Amazon
or Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited
A pretty charitable lady just wants to help people.
An adventurous and wild young Earl not seeking a bride. He has a hidden agenda to safeguard his inheritance. Keep it a secret or risk of losing his inheritance?
Will they find an unexpected love far away from their homeland? Will they find what they are looking for on a foreign land?
Earl Joshua Allan Hershey has always loved adventure, especially his last trip, which almost cost his life on several occasions.
He’s just returned to visit friends at Worthington Manor, hoping for a rest after the harrowing journey, but his attention is immediately diverted by another lovely visitor, and he can’t seem to take his mind off her.
Although he can’t decide whether he wants to do it or not, Joshua soon finds himself volunteering to escort the lady as she travels to Africa. He oscillates between wanting to get to know her better and hoping that she’s not the same woman as all the others he’s met, but wonders if perhaps she is his chance to take possession of the inheritance he will lose if he does not wed soon.
Lady Juliette Anne Ellingham has finally achieved the dream of a lifetime, getting to do her father’s missionary work in Muambo. He has worked his whole adult life for these people, and she greatly desires to bless them in the same manner before she finds a husband with whom to settle at last. However, she never expected Africa to provide her with the finest gift imaginable.
She must first say goodbye to her beloved father, who will not be joining her for this missionary trip, and the two are extraordinarily close. It could be months before they see each other again, and a small chance that something will prevent them from ever meeting again. After all, they are traveling far and danger lurks everywhere…
Will Lord Joshua finally find the wife he desperately needs in order to claim his inheritance—and will she be as intelligent as he hopes?
Should Lady Juliette accept a marriage proposal without knowing the suitor as well as she would like—and is this her chance at true love?
Love So Hot
The Lawson Brothers Book 1
by Marquita Valentine
Digital List Price: $2.99
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Fall in love with the Lawson Brothers, a sexy, contemporary romance series from New York Times Bestselling author Marquita Valentine.
LOVE SO HOT, Book One of The Lawson Brothers
Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine’s annual Firemen’s Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.
Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen’s Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.
Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.
~More books by NYT Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine~
Holland Springs Series:
Drive Me Crazy
Third Time’s a Charm
His Christmas Wish
Not Over You
Boys of the South:
Live For You
Only For You
True For You
All For You
Wish For You
Burn For You
Need You Tonight
The Kitchen Witch Book 1
Witch Cozy Mystery Series
by Morgana Best
$0.99 at Amazon
Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning. Her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking. Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt’s store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house.
Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? To Amelia’s dismay, the store is a cake store, and she discovers that her aunt was a witch. To add to the mix, the house has secrets of its own.
When a man is murdered in the cake store, will Amelia be able to cook up a way to solve the crime? Or will her spells prove as bad as her baking?
All Morgana Best books are clean cozy mysteries.
In The Kitchen Witch series so far:
1) Miss Spelled
2) Dizzy Spells
2) Dizzy Spells
3) Sit for A Spell
4) Spelling Mistake
6) The Halloween Spell
Note: This is a cozy mystery, a supernatural mystery.
Miss Spelled (The Kitchen Witch Book 1) will suit readers who like witches and wizard books, supernatural mystery books, cozy crafts and hobbies mystery books, as well as books about witches.
A fun, humorous cozy mystery – with witches!
A fun mystery with great characters! – Laura Collins
A fun story! – Sheila Crone
I definitely recommend this book if you’re a fan of cozy mysteries with a touch of the supernatural! – Clare Kauter, cozy mystery author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Best selling Aussie author Morgana Best grew up leaving Tim Tams for the fairies at the bottom of her garden. Now she lives with a half-blind Chocolate Labrador who happily walks into doors, a rescue Dingo who steals zucchinis from the veggie patch, and a cat with no time for nonsense. A former college professor, Morgana enjoys big bowls of pasta, not working out, and visiting the local lighthouse, where she tries to spot the white Humpback whale.
Dec. 29th, 2016
The Forgotten Wife
A Regency Romance
A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 3
by Bree Wolf
$0.99 at Amazon
FREE to Read on Kindle Unlimited
They married for love.
Now, he does not remember her.
William Everett, Earl of Harrington, cannot remember the past few years of his life.
One moment of carelessness destroyed everything and tied him to a woman he does not recognise. Her sad eyes follow him wherever he goes, always hopeful, and every day, he does not remember her, the pain resting in those gentle eyes grows and grows.
Guilt claims William’s heart. He knows he ought to love her. But how can he love someone he doesn’t even remember?
Catherine Everett, Countess of Harrington, is devastated.
After a riding accident, her husband looks at her and sees a stranger. Gone are the years they spent together. Gone is the love that always shone in his eyes.
In its place, she sees doubt and uncertainty.
Unwilling to share her life with a husband who once loved her but now only feels the ties of obligation, Catherine risks it all and agrees to her sister’s daring plan.
Will Catherine find a way to reclaim her husband’s heart? Or is a love once lost gone forever?
Feb 28, 2017
An Unwelcome Proposal
A Regency Romance
A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 4
by Bree Wolf
$0.99 at Amazon
She said no.
Will she regret her answer?
All his life, Wesley Everett has watched other men fall in love. Now, when he finally does find a woman who brings a flutter to his heart, she could not be less interested.
Christine Dansby does not believe in marriage. She has a family she adores, friends who adore her, and a wardrobe that would put the queen herself to shame. What would she need a husband for? After all, life is far too exhilarating!
Will Wesley take ‘no’ for an answer? Or will he be able to convince Christine that marriage is far from boring?
*Although each novella can be read as a stand-alone, 1 & 2 as well as 3 & 4 form a pair, following the search for love of two siblings. Therefore, I’d advise against reading them out of order.
A Forbidden Love Novella Series
#1 The Wrong Brother
#2 A Brilliant Rose
#3 The Forgotten Wife
#4 An Unwelcome Proposal
More to follow!