Jan 20, 2017

Book Review: Force of Temptation





Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.

When an old acquaintance and onetime fling, Jesse Dalton, shows up to offer the protection of his pack, Harley hesitates. She may have feelings for Jesse that go beyond their one-night stand, but life among shifters means giving over her independence to the needs of pack. Plus Mercury Pack has its own threat to face: a rich half-shifter is determined to claim their territory at any cost.

Jesse, who lost his true mate as a child, has wanted Harley since their night together, and he’s not letting her go again. They may not be destined for each other, but he knows she belongs to him and with his pack. Even if he can convince her to join him now, can he convince her to stay?


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I just didn't just step back into the world of the Mercury Pack but dove in with both feet.  It's a world like we know with the edition of the magic of the shifters.  It is complete with good people who reach out to help others and evil people who try to destroy all that they don't and won't understand.   

Harley is a dominant margay shifter who is accustomed to going her own way.  She has made the decision to live in the human world because her experiences in the shifter world were nothing to write home about. That is until an extremist group decides to target her.

Jesse decided years ago that Harley would be his but he was willing to give her the time to come to him until her life was in danger.  Now his protective instincts come to the fore and he brings her to his home.  

I really enjoyed this book and the characters that make it real.  The dialogue between Jesse and Harley, who are both dominant shifters, was amusing at times and poignant at others.  The relationships between them and the rest of the pack deepen the story and provide humor at times.  

Shifters are sexual beings and there is a lot of hot sex in this book which is really hot so I don't recommend this book to younger readers but I feel that any of my readers who like a good paranormal romance should add the FORCE OF TEMPTATION  to their library.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own. 
Jan 19, 2017

Book Review: The Falcon Tattoo





A violent attacker is on the loose. His calling card: a tattoo on his victims’ skin. With no witnesses and no evidence left at the crime scenes, it will take all of the National Crime Agency’s resources to track him down.

At the head of the investigation, codenamed Operation Juniper, Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart knows that the clock is ticking. The time between abductions is decreasing and the perpetrator grows ever more brazen. She fears it won’t be long before his assaults turn deadly.

As the hunt closes in, Jo’s already troubled personal life is put under further pressure. With danger closer than she thinks, just how far will Jo go to solve the case—and at what cost?


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This the second book in the National Crime Agency series and the readers are able to learn more about their favorite characters in the NCA.  Who knew just what Ram's opinions on marriage? And of course, we get to learn more about Jo and her relationship issues as well as her past.

This book was a wild ride from the very first when the NCA is invited in to assist the local officers in tracking down a serial rapist who likes to tattoo his victims.   It appears that he is always at least one step in from of the law. 

I also really enjoyed the fact that the NCA is based in England.  I had a blast trying to figure out just what a raincheater actually is.  Oh and there are wonderful phrases like 'raining stair rods'.

I do really think that my readers who enjoy a good thriller or police procedural will love THE FALCON TATTOO.  Great characters, witty dialogue and a distinct lack of sex means that this is a book that all can enjoy. 

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own. 
Jan 18, 2017

Ramblings






  • I have to admit that I am rather worried about the rest of this month as they say that everything comes in threes.  On Friday, a good friend of mine died of a massive heart attack.  It was totally unexpected as she was rather young.  Then on Sunday, I found out that my brother-in-law has cancer and it's expected to last out the week.  Just what is coming next?
  • I had an absolute blast going to the MaST aquarium on Saturday with my Red Hat sisters.  It was just what I needed to remind me of the circle of life.  I was able to get a lot of good pics of the aquarium inhabits, just click here to see them.
  • I have decided that getting a biweekly massage is a medical necessity for me.  Not only does it keep the pain down from my fibro but it also really helps my circulation.  I looked down on my feet Sunday evening and noticed that my toes were purple.