Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler

Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Rising romantic suspense star Melissa Cutler reveals more secrets from the Coltons of Wyoming… An unsolved murder haunts those who live and work at Dead River Ranch. When called to care for the ailing Colton patriarch, Dr. Levi Colton must face the father who never claimed him. He’s not looking for distraction, but he finds it in Kate McCord, the irresistible pastry chef. Beneath her sweet smile are scars from her own tragedy—and a determination for justice.

As a wildfire forces them together with an unknown killer, Levi and Kate must confront an attraction that flares hotter than flames. They edge closer to the truth, discovering that the secret that links their pasts could lead them straight into the killer’s trap.

REVIEW:

I loved Colton by Blood! It is the second book in the Colton series written by different Harlequin authors. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but requested this one because I read Tempted Into Danger by Melissa Cutler and loved it. She is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine after reading my second book written by her. She definitely knows how to write sexy heroes. I loved the hot Dr. Levi Colton. Both Levi and Kate have been through a lot and are portrayed in a way that really makes the reader feel for them. Their story is fast paced, emotional and full of passion. I will be going back to read the first book in the Colton series by another author and look forward to reading what happens next in the series. I am also putting Melissa Cutler on my must buy list. She writes great romantic suspense books.

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

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Blog Tour ~ King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

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Blurb:
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

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Author Bio:

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Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a breathtaking Lords of the Underworld tale about a warrior trapped by darkness and the woman determined to save him

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, they are forced to make a choice: live apart…or die together.

REVIEW:

I loved Kane’s book! Lords of the Underworld is one of my favorite series and I devoured Darkest Craving as soon as I received my copy. I have always felt for Kane. As the keeper of Disaster he gets left out of missions sometimes because of his demon. While some of the Lords are able to use their demons as a weapon, Disaster harms not only those around him, but Kane as well. I didn’t really see Kane as one of the sexy Lords in the group until this book. This book made him one of my favorites. Plenty of action, emotion, humor, passion and steamy love scenes. We also got plenty of William in this book. William is my favorite even though he isn’t an actual Lord of the Underworld. Gena Showalter commented on Twitter today that there will possibly be a free William scene posted on her fan website soon. I am thinking it will be Cameo or Torin’s book next. I’m hoping for Torin’s book, but I think Cameo’s story will be great if the guy she ends up with is who she gets put together with in this book (leaving out his name to prevent spoiler). If you haven’t read this series yet, start at the beginning to understand the characters and plot. If you are a fan of the series, you’ll love Kane’s book. I recommend this book and this series for paranormal romance lovers.

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

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Perfect Fling (Serendipity’s Finest) by Carly Phillips

Perfect Fling (Serendipity’s Finest) by Carly Phillips
Series: Serendipity’s Finest #5
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Erin … The Good Girl
Assistant District Attorney, Erin Marsden,is Serendipity’s quintessential good girl. The only daughter of the ex-police chief, she has never made a misstep, content with her quiet, predictable life … or so she thinks. Until Cole Sanders returns to town with heated interest in his eyes and shadows in his past.

Cole … The Bad Boy
After seven years of deep under cover work in New York City, Cole returns to Serendipity to help his aging father and to find his moral compass once more. Not to get involved with wholesome Erin Marsden. Even as a rebellious teen, he knew a girl like Erin was off limits and that hasn’t changed. But neither one of them can resist their off-the-charts chemistry and a one night stand brings complications neither Erin nor Cole expected.

The Attraction … Off the Charts!
Then Erin’s current case plunges her into a killer’s crosshairs. With more at stake than anyone knows, Erin succumbs to Cole’s take-charge attitude. As a bodyguard, he’s the best. As a lover, he’s even better. But there’s more than the matter of Erin’s safety at stake. And Cole must forgive the sins of his past and prove to himself – and to Erin – that he’s capable of the love and the forever she – and their baby – desperately need.

REVIEW:

I loved Perfect Fling! Perfect Fling is part of the Serendipity series. I didn’t read the books in the series before this book, but I am going to go back and read them now because I loved this book. Carly Phillips creates characters that the reader can not help but feel and connect with. I loved Cole and Erin as well as all the secondary characters in Serendipity. Cole is the town bad boy and Erin is the Assistant District Attorney in Serendipity. There story held my attention from beginning to end. This addition to the series is a passionate romance with a great plot filled with action and danger, great characters and some humor. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and I recommend this book and this series for romance lovers.

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

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Complete Me: A Novel by J. Kenner

Complete Me: A Novel by J. Kenner
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the third novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy including Release Me and Claim Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms.

Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close.

Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss—and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both.

Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day.

Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

*Complete Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

REVIEW:

Complete Me is the final book in the Stark Trilogy. The Stark Trilogy is the erotic love story between sexy billionaire, Damien Stark and Nikki Fairchild. Damien is a sexy alpha dominant. Nikki captures and holds his attention and with personal demons of her own she finds comfort with a man like Damien. Their story is intense, full of passion, danger and emotion. I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. This final book is a great ending and conclusion for the trilogy. I loved it!

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

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Additional Information About The Stark Trilogy:
Click on the image below to take you to J. Kenner’s website. The website has all the buy links as book information.http://juliekenner.com/stark-trilogy

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Night’s Mistress: Children Of The Night by Amanda Ashley

Night’s Mistress: Children Of The Night by Amanda Ashley
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

For centuries, Mara has been a Vampire: mysterious, alluring and fiercely independent. Although she has been pursued throughout her life – by Vampire and mortal alike – she has never allowed love to claim her. But when she discovers she’s pregnant, Mara finds herself torn between two unforgettable men…Kyle Bowden is the mortal father of her unborn child. A gorgeous, golden-haired artist full of passion and life, Kyle was ready to give his soul to Mara-until he learned her terrible secret. Logan Blackwood is the Vampire she created 900 years ago. Now a Hollywood millionaire with all the dark seductive power of his kind, Logan still longs for the woman who turned him. With time running out, and her dark gift fading, Mara must decide what is best for the miraculous new life growing inside of her. But first she must embrace the feelings in her heart-and choose one lover…for all eternity.

REVIEW:

Great story! Mara, the heroine, is an ancient vampire whose last relationship with a human ended badly when he found out she was a vampire. She is nursing a broken heart when she runs into an old flame Logan Blackwood, a vampire she turned several hundred years ago and who has been in love with her since he was turned. I loved Logan! Mara is losing her vampire power and turning human. With all the different factions after her she turns to Logan for protection. I was annoyed when Kyle came back into the picture, and Mara had to choose between the two men, but I was happy with the ending. There are lots of surprises and complications in the story and it has a great plot with lots of action, danger, and steamy romance. Amanda Ashley writes great paranormal romance and I recommend this book and the series for vampire lovers.

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

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Weekly Release List: 7/29/13 ~ 8/03/13

I’m still working on some reviews so check back later for more book ratings.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
*Rise of the Gryphon (Belador) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love
*The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
*The Devil of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney
*Night’s Mistress: Children Of The Night by Amanda Ashley (Reading In Pajamas/Cori 4 Stars)
*Complete Me: A Novel by J. Kenner (Reading In Pajamas/Cori 4 Stars)
*Perfect Fling A Serendipity’s Finest Novel by Carly Phillips
*Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
*Black Knight, White Queen by Jackie Ashenden
*Outside the Lines by Kimberly Kincaid (Reading In Pajamas/Donna 4.5 Stars)
*Like Falling : Surfacing, Book One by Jaden Wilkes

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
*Sharpshooter (Shadow Agents) by Cynthia Eden – eBook Release (Reading In Pajamas/Donna 4.5 Stars)
*Along Came a Spider by Kate Serine
*Red Moon by M.A. Grant (Reading In Pajamas/Cori 3.5 Stars)
*Getting Wild by Sarah Barrie
*Colton by Blood Melissa Cutler (Reading In Pajamas/Cori 4.5 Stars)
*Claimed by the Immortal by Rachel Lee
*Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye

Crazy Beautiful Love (The Martelli Brothers #1) by J.S. Cooper

New series by J. S. Cooper coming out called The Martelli Brothers. The first book Crazy Beautiful Love will be out on August 26th..

Here is some more info on the book:
Goodreads link

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Blurb: Logan Martelli wasn’t just a bad boy. He was the bad boy. He did want he wanted, when he wanted and didn’t care who he hurt. Everyone in River Valley knew who he was, but all he wanted to do was leave town and start over again.

Maddie Wright was the sweet, nice girl that nobody ever noticed. The only problem with that was that she wasn’t as nice and sweet as everyone thought, and she couldn’t wait for the day that everyone found out the truth.

Both Logan and Maddie decide to take destiny into their own hands, and one crazy night puts them on a collision course that changes both of their lives forever.

Teasers:

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WHAT THE BRIDE WORE by Jade Lee

WHAT THE BRIDE WORE by Jade Lee
PUBLISH DATE: August 6, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 3.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

When All is Lost

All Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, can think of is restoring his family’s fortune so he can go back to being a gentleman of leisure. But when he meets beautiful, purposeful Lady Irene Knopp, he begins to question whether there might not be a better way to live life after all…

What’s Left is Desire

Lady Irene will never give up her fulfilling work dressing the most beautiful brides in England. She’d rather risk losing love forever than sacrifice her own life’s purpose. Yet she has never met a more magnetic, attractive man than Grant. Trapped between the fleeting chance at love and passion for her work, is it possible she can have it all?

REVIEW:

The author did a good job of mixing the courtship and propriety of the time period with the hidden and heated passion we all love. I came to care about Irene and Grant and looked forward to their working through all obstacles and dangers. Which they did in grand fashion. A nicely written and pleasant historical romance with enough intrigue to keep you guessing and turning the pages. And with the hints on the last few pages, I will be sure to keep my eyes open for the next book.

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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