Fantasy

Never Let Me Fall by Abbie Roads

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Never Let Me Fall (Fatal Dreams, #3) by Abbie Roads
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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five-stars

Seeing is believing...
Thomas Brown can't see color, but he can see people's true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he's starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white...
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena's past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they'll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.

This was a great read, a Paranormal suspense story that is completely unique. The characters are great, the storyline draws you in and doesn’t let you go until you’ve finished the book. This is the first book by Abbie Roads I have read, but it sure wont be the last. I really enjoyed Thomas and Helena the chemistry between them was explosive.

 

five-stars

Wolf Rising by Paige Tyler

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Wolf Rising (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team, #8) by Paige Tyler
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 30, 2018
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars

Werewolf SWAT Officer Jayden Brooks has yet to meet The One—but when he rescues teacher Selena Rosa from a hostage situation at her high school, he knows he’s in trouble. Her scent is irresistible.
There’s a reason for that powerful scent—and it isn’t an expensive perfume. Thanks to the traumatizing events at the school, the werewolf gene flipped on and Selena’s going through the change. Even scarier, she’s on track to become an omega—an out-of-control and violent breed. It’s going to take everything Brooks has if he wants any chance to pull her back from the edge…and ultimately win her heart.

Action adventure, Romance, Shapeshifter this book has it all. Jayden hadn’t meet his One, the person he is destined to be with until he meets Selena. In the aftermath of her hostage situation Selena begins the transformation of becoming a werewolf.  Lucky for her Jayden is there to help.

I really enjoyed this book, even though it is a part of a series you don’t have to read the previous books in the series to thoroughly enjoy this one. But if you are like me after reading this one you will want to go back and read the previous books.

four-stars

Shadow of the Exile The Infernal Guardian, Book 1 by Mitchell Hogan

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Shadow of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan
Published by 47North on October 9, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 396
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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five-stars

Outcast and exiled, the demon Tarrik Nal-Valim has long been forgotten by the world of humans. At least, so he thinks.
But when he is summoned as a last resort by a desperate sorcerer, it seems as though his past has caught up with him. The sorcerer is Serenity “Ren” Branwen, the daughter of Tarrik’s former master—and friend. Though she seems cold, driven, and ruthless, Tarrik can tell that Ren has her back against a wall, and he is compelled by ferocious powers to obey her.
As their world sinks into a terrifying maelstrom of murder, intrigue, and insurrection, Tarrik is forced to serve Ren’s arcane designs—plans that, if they were to succeed, would resurrect unimaginable power and could destroy Tarrik’s entire race.
But as events unfurl, the lines between demon and master become blurred, and Tarrik realizes that Ren is not what she seems. To prevent utter devastation, Tarrik may have to surrender what he values most: a chance at redemption and an end to his exile.

First and foremost I really liked Tarrik Nal-Valim, he tells it like it is. He’s a snarky demon who’s been around the block a few times. When he is finally called back to serve someone, he’d really hoped that they forgot all about him. He finds him face to face with an old master of his daughter who’s in a bit of a pickle. The sparing between Tarrik and Ren is fun to see. They both are strong people who are both in positions they don’t want to be in. But necessity is demanding it of them at this time. It takes time and mistakes for them to realize that they really should work together instead of fighting to be the one controlling the situation. That makes this a fun book to read, and one that pulls you in so you cant put it down.

I really enjoyed this book very much and look forwards to others in this series.

five-stars

The Dark Lands by Christina Bauer

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The Dark Lands (Angelbound Origins #5) by Christina Bauer
Published by Monster House Books LLC Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 300
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life--she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.
Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.
Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that a criminal named the Viper took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels who's a bloodthirsty maniac.
Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just twenty-four hours to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.
Publisher's Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you'll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We've told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience.

This was a great read! The first book in the Angelbound Origins series that I have read. This is another book I will recommend to my 13 year old daughter to read.  The characters, dialog, storyline are very engaging and keep you wanting to read more. I look forward to reading more stories from Christina Bauer, and especially from this series.

four-stars

A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas by Terry Spear

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A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Heart of the Wolf #26) by Terry Spear
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 25, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 416
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four-stars

When the wolves' own blood betrays them, they risk their lives to find a miracle.
Wolf shifter Dr. Aidan Denali has been working day and night to find a cure for werewolves' alarmingly sudden decline in lifespan. The key to the problem eludes him. But when Aidan grudgingly leaves his work to do some holiday shopping, he meets a remarkable she-wolf whose mysterious pack could bring him one step closer to the answer.
Dr. Holly Gray is thrilled to meet the wolf who's been working so hard to help others. Now, it's her turn to help him. But while their attraction is sizzling, the packs are at odds, and the danger is increasing. It's going to take a holiday miracle for Holly and Aidan to get themselves--and their loved ones--out of this alive...
Billionaire Wolf series: Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing (Book 1)A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)
What People Are Saying About Terry Spear's Wolf Shifters: "Packed with adventure... Magnificently entertaining."--RT Book Reviews TOP PICK for Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing, 4 1/2 Stars "Spear has become a master storyteller."--RT Book Reviews for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, 4 Stars"Nobody does werewolf romances like Terry Spear. The romance sizzles, the mystery intrigues, and the characters shine."--The Royal Reviews

This was a great story with the Christmas season in the background. Aiden and Holly are both doctors working to save the werewolves. Opposition from Hollys pack doesn’t stop these two from gaining what they want. There is plenty of wit, sass, danger and romance between the characters which leads to a great read.

four-stars

More than a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase

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More Than a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 25, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 352
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars

What do you get when you take Two phoenix shifter brothers Throw in one powerful witch And one...monkey shifter?
Mallory Summers is losing it. She's discovered she can talk to dead people--and she might be able to shift to monkey form. Firefighter Dante Fierro knows the quirky beauty isn't crazy--just supernatural. But what would she think if she knew his secret?
Hothead Noah Fierro has his own sparks flying with gorgeous ER doctor Kizzy Samuels. While the attraction is mutual, so are the supernatural secrets. With this much sizzle going on, how do you not get burned?
Fighting fires is easy... Finding love is the hard part.
Phoenix Brothers series: Hooked on a Phoenix (Book 1)More Than a Phoenix (Book 2)
What People Are Saying About Ashlyn Chase: "Shapeshifting done right! ...This fast-paced romance is a must-read."--RT Book Reviews for Hooked On A Phoenix, 4 Stars "This story has it all: laughter, tears, magic and sizzling heat."--Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for I Dream of Dragons, 5 Stars "What could be better than hot firefighters who shift into dragons and phoenixes?"--RT Book Reviews for Never Dare a Dragon, 4 Stars

This was another fun read from Ashlyn Chase. I liked that in this book you actually are getting 2 stories from the Phoenix brothers Dante and Noah with Kizzy and Mallory. The characters are very likable and the situations that they find themselves in are funny and keep you wanting to read more to see what happens next. The paranormal witches humans changing into Phoenixes gives you a nice break from reality.

This is another fun fairly quick read that you will for sure enjoy if you have read any of  the previous books from Ashlyn Chase.

four-stars
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