I’ll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe Series) (Volume 1) by Casey Keen

I’ll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe Series) (Volume 1) by Casey Keen
Publication Date: March 27, 2013
Reviewed by Reading in Pajamas – Cori
Rated: 3.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A sister kidnapped. An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner. A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is. The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her. Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions. As the owner of the coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Marlow, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld. Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is – a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

REVIEW:
Well I’m officially hooked! I want to see what will happen next! This is not my normal steamy romance read, but I really enjoyed this book. I never knew what was going to happen next in the story so it kept me turning the pages trying to figure things out. There is a love triangle forming between Anna, Valen and Roman. I would start to want Anna to chose one and then change my mind. There is lots of action, suspense and great characters. It ends with a cliff hanger that really left me wanting to know what will happen next. Now I’ll be impatiently waiting for the Fall 2013 release!

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GABRIEL (KEMATIAN HUNTER) by Tina Pollick

GABRIEL (KEMATIAN HUNTER) by Tina Pollick
PUBLISH DATE: January 22, 2103
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 4 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
When demons break ancient bonds, a love-match between a valiant archangel and a selfless nurse bring humanity’s last hope—but contagion from the demons threaten their newly developed bond.

Kematians escape the guard of the watchful archangels and flee into the world to feed on humanity. With powerful regeneration abilities, the demons turn the tide against the valiant archangels, taking a toll on their numbers. Will Calla Stevens, a nurse with miraculous healing abilities, be able to save Gabriel when he’s on the cusp of death.

REVIEW:
Calla’s very modern day “prove it to me” attitude was evident when she was hesitant to believe in angels even though she carried a special healing ability within her. Gabriel lived his whole existence loving mankind as a whole and was unprepared for the feelings he had for her. Their struggle to come to grips with their growing emotions grew with their struggle to stay alive. You can tell that the author is very sentimental and has strong religious beliefs. It was a pleasure to see how she wove all that in with a paranormal romance. I enjoyed it!

*Review copy provided by Tina Pollick in exchange for an honest review.

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DARK WOLF (SPIRIT WILD #1) by Kate Douglas

DARK WOLF (SPIRIT WILD #1) by Kate Douglas
Publish Date: April 30, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 4 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
It is a new beginning for the Chanku. For so long they kept their shapeshifting ability secret, but now they have assimilated into the world in ways they once never thought possible. Still there are those who want to destroy them, with dark powers of their own…

A Bold New Beginning

The CEO of Cheval International, Lily Cheval chooses to live alone, but a series of rapes and murders leave her wary and worried for her fellow Chanku. Then she meets Sebastian Xenakis and the connection is intense and immediate. The son of a charismatic cult leader, Sebastian is a mysteriously sensual man who uses magic to shift into wolf form. He and Lily come together in a moment of supreme ecstasy, succumbing to a primal passion that leaves Lily shaken but utterly alive. Is Sebastian her lifetime mate or is he her worst enemy?

REVIEW:
Lilly is a strong intelligent alpha shifter who also has the command of magic in her. I like that the author was able to convey her strength without making her cold. Sebastian is an alpha in his own right, but has a vulnerability to him that I found endearing. I also enjoyed not being sure if he was a good guy, a bad guy or just caught up in events around him.

The story was interesting with plenty of action, suspense and romance. This book is not timid and is sexually uninhibited. I enjoyed the story and look forward to Spirit Wild #2!

*Review copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Headed for Trouble (Troubleshooters) by Suzanne Brockmann

Headed for Trouble (Troubleshooters) by Suzanne Brockmann
Release date: April 30, 2013
Review by: Reading In Pajamas – Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad.

• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in danger—and the hell of waiting on the home front—as his wife, Alyssa, hurtles into a foreign hotspot that’s about to boil over.

• Navy SEAL Frank O’Leary’s ill-fated holiday reunion with his older brother takes a turn for the better—when a chance encounter on a rainy New Orleans street gives Frank a reason to be thankful after all.

• In a maze of tunnels deep beneath a military base in Germany, Jules Cassidy, Alyssa Locke, and their comrades in arms match wits with terrorists on a mission with explosive consequences.

Plus more never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and other members of SEAL Team 16—along with Suzanne Brockmann’s exclusive interviews with her beloved characters.

Looking for the best kind of trouble? You’ve found it!

REVIEW:

If you are a fan of Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters, this is a must read! This book is a collection of 16 short stories that will catch you up on all your favorite characters in this series. They are action packed and leave room to turn into a full story. I loved all them. I Recommend to anyone romantic suspense fans, but if you want more background to go with the characters I recommend reading the whole series in order. It can be read as a stand alone though. Great little quick reads that have plenty of action, romance and suspense!

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April 30, 2013 through May 4, 2013 Recommended Reading List

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Moon: 10 (New Species) – Laurann Dohner – (Reading in Pajamas/ Cori – Rated: 4.5 Stars)
Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace (#1 in Wildfire) – (Reading in Pajamas/ Donna – Rated: 4 Stars)
Extreme Love by Abby Niles (Reading in Pajamas/ Donna – Rated: 4 Stars)
One for the Wicked: #5 A Dark Mission Novel – Karina Cooper – (Reading In Pajamas/ Cori – Rated: 4.5 Stars)
As Twilight Falls – Amanda Ashley
Bare It All – Lori Foster
Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S Dawson (#2 in Blud)
Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent (#3 in Unbound)
Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann (#18 in Troubleshooters) – (Reading In Pajamas/ Cori – Rated: 4 Stars)
Blood2blood by Susan Sizemore (#7 in Laws of the Blood)
Roses in Moonlight by Lynn Kurland (#15 in De Piaget)
This Girl by Colleen Hoover (#3 in Slammed)
Beneath the Secrets Part 3 by Lisa Renee Jones (#3.3 in Tall, Dark & Deadly)
Dark Wolf: 1 (Spirit Wild) By Kate Douglas (Reading In Pajamas/ Donna – Rated: 4 Stars)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Her Wicked Wolf – Kendra Leigh Castle
Legally Addicted (Escape Contemporary Romance) By Lena Dowling – (Reading in Pajamas/ Cori – Rated: 4.5 Stars)

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hunter By Jacquelyn Frank (Reading in Pajamas/ Donna – 4 Star Rating)

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One for the Wicked: A Dark Mission Novel by Karina Cooper

One for the Wicked: A Dark Mission Novel by Karina Cooper
Release date: April 30, 2013
Review by: Reading In Pajamas – Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
In One for the Wicked, the thrilling finale to Karina Cooper’s Dark Mission series, New Seattle’s witches will rise again…or fall forever.

Shawn Lowe has one mission: to get the cure for what’s killing the city’s witches from Dr. Kayleigh Lauderdale, the daughter of his chief nemesis. He knew the job would be difficult, but what he didn’t count on was their instant, undeniable attraction, a burning desire that neither one can control.

Sexy and satisfying, imaginative and atmospheric, One for the Wicked is a racy page-turner filled with nonstop action and plenty of passion, sure to please fans of paranormal romance.

REVIEW:
Karina Cooper’s Dark Mission series comes to a finale in One for the Wicked. This series is fast-paced, full of drama, action and romance. I picked up this book for review not knowing it was part of a series. I had to go back and read the first 4 books to understand the book. It was worth it. I loved this series and this book was a great finale! The worldbuilding in this story is incredible! I could not put these books down and devoured them. Shawn and Kayleigh are on opposites sides in this fight, but when they come together their chemistry is explosive and undeniable. When Kayleigh realizes she is on the wrong side and her father is really the villain she jumps in to help. This book was an incredible ending and I can’t wait to see what Karina Cooper has in store for her readers next. I highly recommend this series!

*Review copy was provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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A KING’S RANSOM (MASTERS OF PLEASURE SERIES) by Mandy Roth, written as Reagan Hawk

A KING’S RANSOM (MASTERS OF PLEASURE SERIES) by Mandy Roth, written as Reagan Hawk
PUBLICATION DATE: May 21, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/ Donna
RATED: 3.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
Sci-Fi Fantasy Paranormal Erotic Romance Novel

On a quest to find his brother, King Kritan of Katarian on the planet of Panucia finds himself ambushed, beaten, tortured and then sold to fight in the arena games. The people of Tamonius–his rival kingdom–condone slavery, take public sex to new lows and try to turn a profit off anything they can. Nothing can change his hatred for everything Tamonius… that is until he meets the most breathtakingly beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes upon. Surina of the House of Argyros, daughter to a powerful senator stirs the beast within him, making it want to lay claim to her as badly as the man does.

Free or not, Kritan is a master of seduction and has selected Surina as his newest prey. But this virginal beauty has secrets of her own–ones that change everything. And destiny just might have the last laugh.

Warning: Novel contains graphic violence, explicit sex, MF and MFM scenes, forced seduction, raw and gritty scenes of a society without order, sex scenes that may be offense to some, an alpha male shifter king who sees what he wants and goes for it, all else be damned, a head guard who has many secrets but shares a passion for the heroine and a virginal heroine who has longed to be taken rough and claimed fully by a man. This novel is not for everyone or the faint of heart.

REVIEW:

If you are looking for a hot sex filled story, than this is it. Surina was kept sheltered from the hedonistic activities of the city around her but that didn’t mean her lust could not be awakened by the handsome slave of her father. As they fight for freedom their passion and love grows. I don’t usually read Sci-Fi based books so this was a stretch for me but it was fast paced, full of explicit action and kept me reading.

*Review copy was provided by Mandy Roth in exchange for an honest review.

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Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem) By Stacey Kennedy

Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem) By Stacey Kennedy
Publication Date: April 15, 2013
Review by: Reading In Pajamas – Cori
Rating: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

REVIEW:

I loved this book! This is my first book by Stacey Kennedy and I’m hooked now! This book had everything I look for in a great story. Werewolves Be Damned has great characters, a great plot, lots of action and of course lots of romance. Kyden and Nexi have steamy chemistry! Highly recommend this book and I can not wait for the next book in this series. Hopefully one of the other characters will get a story. I’m off to Amazon to download more books by Stacey Kennedy!

*Review copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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SURVIVOR (Book 2 in the Alone Series) by James Phelan

SURVIVOR (Book 2 in the Alone Series) by James Phelan
Young Adult
PUBLISH DATE: April 30, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading In Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
16 year old Jesse tries to survive a post-apocalyptic New York City.
At the end of the world, it’s hard to trust anyone–even yourself.
Jesse and a ragged band of survivors crawl through the wreckage of New York City. They escaped the Chasers–for now. But the infected zombie freaks are getting bolder, stronger. So when they begin to see signs of human life, they can’t believe their luck. Now they’re the chasers, looking for someone to tell them the worst vacation ever is over. Of course, luck can be good and bad. And the enemy could be closer than your reflection in the mirror. . .

REVIEW:
This book pulls you into the mind of a 16 year old boy trying to survive the aftermath of horrible destruction. To make matters worse, the chemicals have turned people into crazed ‘zombiesque’ hunters. While being chased, he is looking for others like him….normal. When he does find other stragglers, you feel their uncertainty, fear, hope and longing for companionship. Each has a different background and personality but now have something in common and they desperately hang onto that thread and struggle to determine the best course of action.
This story pulled me in and won’t let go. I can not wait until book 3 so I can stop worrying about them. Great read.

*Review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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