Spirit of the Knight By Debbie Peterson

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RATING: 5 Out 5 Stars

Mariah Jennings has been hired to paint a thirteenth century castle for an upcoming showcase. After reaching her new home for the next 6 months, she never expected it to be already occupied by a ghostly knight by the name of Sir Cailen Braithnoch and his entire fiefdom… But what is even stranger then meeting a castle of ghostly knights, is that she has seen Sir Cailen Braithnoch before, ever since childhood….
Sir Cailen Braithnoch has never been so entranced by a woman like he is with Mariah Jennings… And Mariah Jennings has been in love with him since the first time she sketched his form on paper… And after their first encounter their feelings just keep getting stronger. And as time goes by, Mariah discovers that Cailen and his fiefdom aren’t your ordinary ghosts… And that dark magic may have been involved….
Will Mariah and Cailen be able to find the clues to figure out the events that transpired when they died? And will they have their Happily Ever After?
I had the privilege of reading an ARC copy of this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I truly enjoyed reading this book. The story was well thought out, leaving no holes or leaving any unanswered questions by the end of the book. It was a fun storyline and I enjoyed every minute I read and wished I didn’t have to put it down to go to work, run errands, and etc..
I liked every last one of the characters. Mariah is one of my favorite heroines I have read in a book. She never backed down even when her fears played with her emotions, and she saw things through until the end. Cailen was an absolutely dreamy character, and makes me want pack a bag and go visit a thirteenth century castle to find him!!! And I loved how their relationship kept budding from page to page.
The knights of Cailen’s fiefdom were really fun, and it is shame that only few were able to make their presence really known in the book, because they were a bunch of fun and mischievous boys. But who knows maybe some of them will have their own story told?
I think Evan was really written well and the saying goes “never judge a book by its cover”.
This was really a fun book for me to read. I enjoyed it a lot more, because it didn’t have all the swearing and graphic sexual content that many books have nowadays, but I did enjoy the few steamy kiss scenes between our hero and heroine!!

 

**And On A Special Note:

The Wild Rose Press has released “Spirit of the Knight,” exclusively to Kindle Select, with an expected world-wide release date of July 9, 2014, in all ebook formats as well as print.

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Beneath a Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf #1) by Keri Arthur

Beneath a Rising Moon

RATING:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

When Neva’s twin sister, Savannah, is attacked and in critical condition she sets out to find her sister’s attacker and the one responsible for a string of murders her sister was investigating. After reviewing her sisters files of the murders, she decides to attend the Sinclair Pack’s Moon Phase gatherings and snag Duncan Sinclair, the only one so far cleared of being a possible suspect.
Duncan returned to Ripple Creak for one purpose, to find the one responsible for the murders that have been happening at his father’s home during the Moon Phase gatherings. He had no intention to join the gatherings, but that changes when he gets an invitation from Neva that he can’t refuse.
When they realize they are trying to achieve the same goal in finding out who is responsible for the murders that have occurred, they join forces to find the killer. As they work together their attraction for each other grows, and they soon realize that their attraction that they have for each other is more than they anticipated…

This was a really enjoyable take on Wolf Shifters. I have read a few series involving shifters and this one had a few great ideas that differ from the other series I have read. Each of the characters have their own mindset that make them fun. I am especially looking forward to the books about Duncan’s bothers, and can’t wait to see who will change their wild ways.
I didn’t like how long it took to clear up Duncans misunderstanding and suspicions about Neva in the beginning and wished it was cleared up faster. But all in all it was a really fun book to read and I look forward to the others in the series.

Warlord by Tasha Temple

Warlord

RATING:

3.5 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

Sara Aster wakes in a dark circular room, not knowing how she got there. After investigating it, she comes across three skeletons all dressed from different time periods and a circular urn in the middle of the room. When a mist appears and tells her that she is being tested and that if she passes the obstacles before her, she will be trained. The first test is to face her greatest fear… The second test is to face her greatest desire… And if she passes those she will have to face a final challenge of the mist’s choosing… After she passes all these tests, the dark mist has its own agenda. It gain controls of her and sends her back in time to help it regain the life it lost…
Arystan is a great warlord and is well respected by his men at arms. When he meets Sara during the annual festival, he chooses her to spend the night with. After that night, things change for him. He never met anyone like Sara and during the time they spent together in the next few weeks, they both learn about each other and they have an undeniable attraction.
But other then knowing her name. Sara can’t remember anything else. Like who she was or where she came from. And the biggest question being, why she is there…

I really enjoyed the story plot of this book. It was an interesting idea and different from anything I read before. It had a touch of suspense, action, romance, and supernatural themes. The author did a suberb job in making the story flow without adding unneeded fillers. She did an excellent job describing the areas that the characters were at. The villain was written really well, who had an undeniable arrogance and a know it all attitude. I like reading how everything turns out and how there was a happy outcome for the couple.
Their was a few things in the book that I didn’t much care for and that was the graphic sexual content, the crude language, and themes of rape, which I was really grateful that the author didn’t really go into detail about. When I signed up to win this book, I didn’t realize it had this content in it. So, if you don’t care about these things, then you will definitely enjoy reading this book.

Edge of Passion (Stealth Guardians #1) by Tina Folsom

Edge of Passion (Cloak Warriors # 1)

RATING:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

Aiden is one of the cloak warriors that has been assigned to protect Dr. Leila Cruickshank, the next target for the demons. The demons want to take her to their side do to an Alzheimer’s drug she was crating and that is now in the final stage process. Unbeknownst to Leila, the drug opens humans mind giving demons an advantage to gain easy access to bring them over to their side. After the council of the cloak warriors decides that human life should be saved and decided to have Aiden protect her for his next assignment…
Leila is determined to get the Alzheimer’s drug to its finalized state to save both her parents who both suffer for Alzheimers and is very protective of her research and won’t let anyone get involved to keep the formula safe. When she meets Aiden after almost being hit by a car, she is very attracted to him, but after hearing he is a bodyguard decides that they don’t have a possible future together and keep their conversation friendly, not realizing that he is her bodyguard. After many unsettling events that occurred that have them on the run from the demons… And also learning someone among the cloak warriors is trying to get rid of Leila, they have to keep their distance from them until they figure out who they can trust. Now they are in a fight for their lives… And how to deal with the attraction that sparks between them…

This is the first book that I have read by Tina Folsom. I liked her idea of the cloak warriors and I really enjoyed reading about their world. I liked Aiden’s character and the other cloak warriors that were introduced in this book. I am now looking forward to Hamish’s story to see who will be the one to help him overcome a past betrayal from the he loved..
Aiden was a great warrior that always followed the rules of the council and his own, so he can better protect the humans he is assigned to. I like his relationships he had with the other cloak warriors, and how he was able to have light banter with them and was also show respect to them.
I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed with Leila’s character in the beginning. For a doctor who is really smart, she didn’t really make smart decisions and I didn’t start liking the choices she made until more towards the end. But as the story progressed and Leila and Aiden’s relationship grew deeper did her character become stronger and made better decisions.
I didn’t really care how crude something’s were said and some of the sexual content was just a tad too much for my taste. But I thought the story was really interesting to read and the idea was something I never read before and makes for an interesting series to read.

Legacy of the Witch (The Portal 0.5) by Maggie Shayne

Legacy of the Witch (The Portal, #0.5)

RATING:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

When Amarrah was a child her parents disappeared in Iraq. After their disappearance she went to live with her grandmother. Ever since she arrived at her grandmother’s her grandma would tell her stories about three witches Lilia, Magdalena, and Indira. One of the times, when her grandmother was telling one of the stories, she shocked her grandma by telling he “I know this story.” In which she preceded to tell her, her part of the story that she was a place slave to the slave girls in the harem. Throughout the years when her grandma would tell the story, they would tell the story together, her grandma telling one part and Amarrah filling in another part. When she was thirteen, her grandma was on her deathbed, telling the story of the three witches and after she finished it she told Amarrah that these stories are not just stories, but of three actual people in the past. Then she gives Amaarrah a treasure box, that belonged to the witches that was given to their descendants to protect it, and to pass down the stories and the treasure box until the witches come back and claim it. After her grandma died, she was sent to live with distant cousins, and at the airport a customs agent took it from her. After chanting a spell for the box to return to her someway, and after giving it to him, she never saw it again…
Ten years later when Amarrah was on her way to the library, she happened to see her box on a TV Appraisal show. After seeing it she had a strong inkling that she needs to go get it back. Even hearing her grandmother’s voice telling her not to forget her promise to protect it. She then sets off on a trip to recover it and after gaining information of the owner, she went to his house to see if she can somehow search the house of Harrison Brockson.
When Amarrah knocks on his door and he answers it, Amarrah feels he is familiar to her. And after she remembers her dreams, or what she believes are hallucinations, she comes to realize that she knew him long ago…

I thought this book was a really great introduction to the upcoming Portal Series. Which I am now really looking forward to after reading this book. I really liked reading how Amarrah sets off on a journey to self discovery. I really liked how you learn that Amarrah was there and that she knew the three witches. I really enjoyed that when she meets Harrison Brockson you learn that they knew each other during the period of the three witches, and during the story you read about their past memories. It was fun when the Amarrah had told Harrison how their relationship turned out in the past.
All in all is was a great book to read. I really can’t wait until the upcoming Portal series. I really hope that during the upcoming books that they mention Amarrah and Harrison so I know how things turned out for them. And I hope that I enjoy the new series as much as I did this one.

Shadow of The Witte Wieven By Debbie Peterson

Shadow of The Witte Wieven

RATING:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

This book was absolutely enjoyable to read. It was an interesting take on time travel within the Bermuda Triangle. I like how Aliyana was a kick butt girl and that she wasn’t your usual fragile damsel in distress. And even though she can take care of herself, after meeting Wolf and his crew she comes to rely on them. Wolf and his crew were really fun characters and I liked how they helped with their “Ghostly Abilities”. I like the relationship between Alyiana and Wolf. It had a good start and the pace if it growing was perfect. The book was a real page turner. I didn’t want to put down. I wanted to know what will happen next. During the stage of investigating Mercado and the Cartel, the author had set a good pace in gathering Intel, not making it to long or short. The book was a delightful read and I thought the ending was really delightful and really cute. It was definitely worth reading!! ^-^

Spirit of the Rebellion By Debbie Peterson

Spirit of the Rebellion

RATING:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

Do you like books that have a houseful of ghosts with varying personalities? Where the heroine is clever and strong spirited in character? Do you like a ghostly hero that is chivalrous in nature and comes to the rescue? Where the Hero and Heroine go on this adventure to discover the truth to an old set up that occurred many years ago? And a story that ends with an Happily Ever After? If your answer is YES then you will really enjoy reading this book!!
I really enjoyed the book and wished I was able to read it beginning to end without any disruptions. I didn’t want to put it down at all and those are the kind of books I especially love to read. I loved how the author blended Norse mythology into the story to make the heroine understand what occurred all those years ago. And how she unravels it a little at a time to show you what happened. I liked the bit of History she integrated into the story to give you an idea of the battles fought at that place in Tennessee. I enjoyed the ghostly side characters and the fun the brought to the story. I really loved the romance between Shae and Tristan and the way you discover how their love started. And though their romance started a little rocky at first, I like how they cleared misunderstandings and came to rely and get to know each other. That turned them into an extraordinary, romantic couple.
The book, though targeted for adults, is great for all ages. It is a really fantastic, fun paranormal romance to read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys unique paranormal romances.

Savage Awakening (Alpha Pack #2) By J.D. Tyler

Savage Awakening (Alpha Pack, #2)

RATING:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

I really enjoyed J.D. Tyler’s take on shifters. This is the first one I have read in the series and I thought Aric and Rowan’s story was really interesting to read. It was fast paced and in the shifters Alpha pack was well written. She is a kick-butt cop and he is a sarcastic, life of the party type of guy. I liked how their relationship developed and that they got to know each other a little bit and how they both were attracted to each from the start. I like how the author written how the mating bond for the shifters work. It was different in comparison to some of the other books I have read. The only thing I didn’t care for was the graphic sexual content and the bad language. There isn’t many books now a days that don’t have it and I don’t mind it, but the sexual situations involved were a bit to graphic for my tastes. But other then that it an enjoyable book to read.
Though there were a lot of fun characters that I would love to see what love interest would bring them to their knees, the one that caught my interest was Kalen and Mac’s story. I am looking forward to see how their story turns out. Though they weren’t mentioned a lot other then a page here and there they really drew my attention. It seems like they would have an interesting story, especially after reading the sneak peek they had at the end of the book. I may be tempted to read it and just hope that the sexual content and language isn’t too bad.

Once Burned (Night Prince #1) By Jeaniene Frost

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)

RATING:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

Ahhh. I can’t wait until next spring!!!! I really love the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. And I enjoyed reading the other books involving the side characters in the series. So I was really looking forward to when Vlad’s story came out. And I wasn’t disappointed other then the fact that it left me hanging and now I have to wait until next spring for the sequel.
Vlad’s and Leila’s story was told from Leila’s point of view like the Night Huntress series was told from Cat’s point of view. Though I was kind-of hoping it would be from both Vlad’s and Leila’s point of view, I still really enjoyed it. I like reading more about Vlad’s history and I liked how Ms. Frost portrayed his character. Leila was an interesting character and fits in with the kick-butt girls of Ms. Frost’s vampire books heroines. I thought Leila had interesting abilities and very curious how she was able to obtain them do to that incident that occurred when she was younger, if they powers she originally had that was just jump started with the power cable or if something else occurred during it that we get to look forward to in the sequel.
I liked the pace of Vlad’s and Leila’s relationship and how they got to know each other and were able to talk about their pasts. And I am looking forward to how their relationship develops. I am looking forward to next spring and any other books in the vampire series!!!

The Wolf Who Loved Me (Westfield Wolves #5) By Lydia Dare

The Wolf Who Loved Me (Westfield Wolves #5)

RATING:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

REVIEW:

Weston Hadley has been in love with Lady Madeline Hayburn from the moment he met her. But he never got to close because, he thought he was really beneath her by not having a title, a high status, or money. So he loved her afar believing that was good enough until a twist of fate had Madeline discovering one of secrets that changed everything…
During a house party that Madeline’s father threw to help her find a husband, Madeline goes in search of Weston to get him to tell her information about one of her suitors, when she spots him by the stables. As she goes out to meet him she waits by the door, when he walks out naked in the light of the full moon she witnesses him changing into a wolf… After that everything changes and she finds herself abducted and on her way to Gretna Green to be married…

I really liked Weston’s character. I liked how he was in love with Madeline from the moment he met her and only wanted her to be happy, because he never thought he had a chance with her. I liked how he tried his best to make sure she was taken care of and how he made sure she was safe. He showed respect and remorse for his actions.

Madeline’s character was different. You can tell she was raised really strictly and never had one hair out of place. I liked how during the journey to Gretna Green she starts to grow. When she jumps to a conclusion and makes a mistake in leaving, you read how she learns from that mistake and tries her hardest to make it right.

This is the first back I have read of Lydia Dare’s Wolf series. So I have probably read them out of order, but it doesn’t effect the story at all. When some of the other characters were mentioned I did want to read their stories. Especially Weston’s single brothers. I am curious what kind of lady will bring them to the knees and curious to see if one them has met there match in this book as well. So I am looking forward in reading more books in the series.
There were somethings that happened during the book that were never discussed or resolved in my opinion. I did wish that some of the issues were brought to light and discussed, but in no way harmed Weston’s and Madeline’s story.