Sunday, December 31, 2017

Claimed (The Cull #1) by Renee George

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I wrote this review a while back (in 2014) but it was one of the reviews I pulled with the intent to read it again and revamp the post. The funny thing is that Renee George republished her story as an independently published book and changed the title so in running into this turn of events I am deciding to post this review as I had originally written it but with my updated format. There is a bonus—as I was looking in my e-library I found the republished version that I had received in a Holiday Giveaway a few years ago and I plan to read it as soon as I can because I am really curious to see if the author made any changes.

Review As Originally Written 
I was hooked in on the first sentence. I love short stories that get in the first ten sentences. There a couple of boring spot but they didn't last long and were great breaks for doing a few chores before continuing. I think Anna should have bit Rebecca after she changed but hey I can't have everything (Sorry aggressive tendency are showing this week), although I guess Anna's way was more classy.

I look forward to reading more books by this author, and hope she expands more on the world she is creating with this series. 

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I love this cover

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Book's Blurb
Anna Davis has accepted that her four-year battle with cancer is finally over. With only weeks to live, she makes peace with her life and makes arrangements for her death.
Twenty years ago, Anna fell in love with Conor Evans at the wrong place and in the wrong time. She’d had to make the toughest decision she’d ever faced—and let him go. Now at the end of her life, he’s offering her a chance to finally follow her heart. He has invited her to the cull—a tradition of transformation from human into a lycanosapien by “bite and blood.”
Anna has her reasons for refusing Conor, even if it means only living another month, but Conor refuses to give up on the only woman he’s ever loved—not without a fight. Anna has another tough choice—go back to her frail humanity or accept Conor’s invitation and…claim.

Published April 2014
Publisher RTN Pub

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Untamed Desire (Desire, Oklahoma: The Founding Fathers #1) by Leah Brooke writing as Lana Dare

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I spent a few days trying to write this review and when I gave up for the night last night and try to get some sleep everything I wanted to say or can think of to say just starts popping into my head. I would have crawled my sorry butt back out of bed to write it all out but my husband is awake before the butt crack of dawn to go to work, so I had to wait to wake up and get my chores done before I could start writing this review so here we are on Untamed Desire.

I started with the Desire, Oklahoma series (written under the name Leah Brooke) and then I discover The Founding Fathers (written under name Lana Dare) and well I just had to dive in to the beginning so I could get back to the modern-day version. After all one should always start at the beginning which brings me to Untamed Desire the first in the Desire, Oklahoma: The Founding Fathers. An extremely steamy, erotic story about Maggie and her men, Eb and Jeremiah that is so well written that I found only one small error which a simple period can fix. The steamy, erotic parts are numerous however they don’t over run the storyline to the point of drowning out the plot of the story which I think centers around Maggie, Eb and Jeremiah settling into married life with the addition of Maggie settling into a new location away from the home she has always know. There are few hair-raising moments to go along with the many steamy climatic moments but I think you will enjoy the moments that are definitely foreplay the most.

What I didn’t like about Untamed Desire was the egoistical male chauvinism however accurate it was for the time period. But I think the thing I disliked the most out of the alpha males in this story was how everything about Maggie, even her past was their business while their man whoring past was none of her business, I really hate double standards, it is huge pet peeve of mine but again it is probably a most accurate mentality of the men of that time frame.

“Uh, honey, did you see Stockney, or did you just run him over?”--Jeremiah

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The cover really seems to fits the story line and is eye catching.

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Book's Blurb
Desire, Oklahoma: The Founding Fathers...and the courageous women who dare to love them. Here is how it all begins... When Eb and Jeremiah Tyler left their father’s ranch five years ago, Maggie Simms thought she’d never see them again. But now they’re back. But different. In the years they’ve been gone, they’ve become strangers—-hard, cold men she barely recognizes. Dangerous men. But her heart knows them. And knows she’d never survive watching them walk away again, even though they see her as nothing more than the woman they’d helped raise, one who understands ranch life. Knowing she could never let them suspect that she loves them both, she dreams of marrying one of them and living happily ever after on their father’s ranch. But she’s stunned to learn they have plans of their own-—plans to share her. To take her away from the only home she’d ever known. To a ranch in Oklahoma, called the Circle T. In a town they call Desire.

Published December 3, 2010
Publisher Siren Publishing
Pages 304

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Other Reviews For Books By This Author
Desire for Three (Desire, Oklahoma #1) by Leah Brooke 

December 28, 2017 New Releases

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pure Textuality PR Promo Blitz for BlackWing Pirates Series by Connie Suttle

BlackWing Pirates Series
by Connie Suttle
Genre Adult SciFi & Fantasy
Publisher Subtle Demon Publishing, LLC


Book One MindSighted

In or out of the Alliances, sorcerers and necromancers are considered a myth--until a single, shadowy figure brings those myths to life.
In or out of the Alliances, nobody is prepared for that...
The BlackWing Pirates, a fleet of space cruisers that form a secret branch of the Alliance Security Detail, discover what a myth-come-to-life is capable of doing when this sinister aberration begins a slow and deliberate attack against the upcoming Joint Alliances Conclave.
In the ensuing chaos, where deaths are unexplained and the impossible becomes possible, the BlackWing Pirates' most effective weapon turns out to be a blind clairvoyant, who sees better than anyone when his eyes are closed...

Book Two MindMage

In and out of the Alliances, a new evil is on the rise--an evil whose attacks forced the postponement of the Joint Alliances Conclave nearly a year earlier.
During the attacks, some of those who fought the evil reported things that couldn't be explained--things that were considered myths--until now.
Sorcery. Necromancy. The wielding of power never seen before. The target? Every world, in or out of the Alliances.
The best hope to combat the evil? A blind man, who sees everything.

Book Three MindRogue

We are Or’myr; a secretive, dwindling race of wyrm dragons. For many years, we were without a queen and directionless, until my sister was born.
She was loved.
Until the one known as the Prophet stole her away.
Our only hope to save our queen—and our race—lies in the hands of a blind man named Randl Gage.
A man who is also one of the most wanted criminals in both Alliances…


About Connie Suttle

Connie Suttle is the author of the Blood Destiny series, the Legend of the Ir’Indicti series, the High Demon Series, the God Wars series and the Saa Thalarr series. Other titles are scheduled for release very soon.
Connie earned her MFA from the University of Oklahoma and has taught courses at the university level. Reading (and writing) have been a constant throughout her life.
The author lives in Oklahoma with her patient, long-suffering husband and three cats. Obviously, the cats are not so long-suffering and are certainly not patient.

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