Review: Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy

Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
In a stunning new series, Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels–humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain. . .

In The Heart Of Darkness

Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer, murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro–one of the dead-channelling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desparate measures.

Lies The Kiss Of Death

Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line. . .literally.

REVIEW:
Born in Blood is the first book in Alexandra Ivy’s exciting new paranormal romance series and was a great start to the series. I loved it! This book is full of action, danger, and steamy romance. Alexandra Ivy created an exciting and seductive new world with Sentinels, who are humans with special abilities. I loved the main characters, Duncan the sexy detective, and Callie, a gifted Sentinel. There were a lot of secondary characters that captured my attention as well. Now I’m hooked and this series will be on my must buy list. I can not wait to see what else she has in store for us in this series. I recommend this series for paranormal romance lovers.

*ARC provided by NetGalley/ Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS:
Kindle $5.34 http://amzn.to/17i6k89 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/17i6jRz | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.49) http://bit.ly/19P0IBJ | Kobo $5.79 http://bit.ly/1eSWuxz

Entangled Edge December Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Edge’s December releases!!

Break Out by Nina Croft
Blood Hunter #1

Special $0.99 Promo Limited Time Only!
 

The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.

Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous—or so fun.

Heart of the Incubus by Rosalie Lario

Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancé broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.

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Entangled Covet December Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Covet’s December releases:

Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler


He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…

Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don’t realize exists.

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse – hearts.

Ashes by Sarah Gilman

Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.

As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A common human such as Ambrosia is not in the cards. He swears, though, he’ll never be an absentee father.

As Ambrosia’s due date grows closer, so do the soon-to-be parents. But will their tentative love survive the prejudice of Reece’s grandmother, who will stop at nothing to tear the two apart?

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Review: Somebody to Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde

Somebody to Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde invites you back to Cupid, Texas, where love is only a heartbeat away . . .

Sexy cowboy-scholar Jericho Chance always knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. And after sauntering back home to Cupid, he’s shocked to discover that he wants Zoe McCleary. After years from home, he takes one new look at his bubbly best friend, with her lightning smarts and luscious body, and it hits him like a bolt: she’s his somebody to love and he’s not leaving town again without her.

Settling down always seemed like a time waster to Zoe, a man magnet with a trail of broken hearts behind her. She’s not meant to settle down—but how can she resist someone as persuasive as Jericho? There’s no way they can ignore the explosive chemistry seething between them . . . even if it means risking their friendship . . .

REVIEW:

I love all of the novels in the Cupid, Texas Series and Somebody to Love did not disappoint. Jericho and Zoe have been best friends since she was 4 years old. Fast forward 20 years and that friendship has continued to grow into something much deeper. You could feel the desire sizzling between Jericho and Zoe from the first page. My heart was torn watching these two fight what would be spectacular if only the timing was right. I enjoyed the story line as it unfolded to see what would become of the undercurrent between Jericho and Zoe. Each book in the Cupid, Texas Series can be read as a stand alone, but it is a fantastic series.

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

BUY LINKS ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://amzn.to/1cy46pX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fR6SGB | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1eiFoZn | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1in8JXR

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✦Cupid, Texas Series by Lori Wilde ~ Reading Order✦
✦#0.5 – One True Love (Novella) ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://amzn.to/19vI5t5 | Amazon Paperback $3.94 http://amzn.to/1czKx0B | B&N (Paperback $3.99/ Nook $1.99) http://bit.ly/19xME3F | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/1fSW0YO
✦#1 – Love at First Sight ➢ Kindle $5.57 http://amzn.to/135WOp4 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/135WyX8 | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1h6tc2G | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/18RYGqz
✦#2 – All Out of Love ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18m4Wl0 | Amazon Paperback http://amzn.to/1czma1i | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/JlOE5l | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1cdQ3Vz
✦#3 – Somebody to Love ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://amzn.to/1cy46pX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fR6SGB | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1eiFoZn | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1in8JXR
✦#4 – Love with a Perfect Cowboy (Coming May 27, 2014) ➢ Kindle $6.99 http://amzn.to/1ceUXkX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1czJeid | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1agZjVH

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 12/29-1/04 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Erotica✦New Adult✦

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*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Goodreads Link is provided if the buy links are not available yet. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
✦Ruined (The Eternal Balance, Book One) by Jus Accardo #PNR #NA ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/JlsEaV | B&N http://bit.ly/1bv7wVW | Kobo http://bit.ly/19TbOdx
✦Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) by Nina Croft #PNR ➢ (Re-Release Special $0.99 Limited Time) Kindle http://amzn.to/18DkiXB | B&N http://bit.ly/19TduE0 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1in4rjf
✦Heart of the Incubus (Demons of Infernum) by Rosalie Lario #PNR ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1l1DBtQ | B&N http://bit.ly/19TdUtO | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eizXJO
✦Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1etwKf3 | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgDSsc | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eMrDGT
✦Ashes by Sarah Gilman #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1drCi4p | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgE8qY | http://bit.ly/1hMGIGe
✦Finding My Forever (The Beaumont Series) by Heidi McLaughlin #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/1cdXnge | Amazon Paperback $13.49 http://amzn.to/1cdxfFY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
✦Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy #PNR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.34 http://amzn.to/17i6k89 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/17i6jRz | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.49) http://bit.ly/19P0IBJ | Kobo $5.79 http://bit.ly/1eSWuxz
✦The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich (Dawn 4.5 Stars) #CR (Re-Release/Paperback Release) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
✦Somebody to Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde (Dawn 4 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://amzn.to/1cy46pX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fR6SGB | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1eiFoZn | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1in8JXR
✦Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.74 http://amzn.to/1hHbsvH | Amazon Paperback $5.39 http://amzn.to/HS0ALE | B&N (Paperback $5.99/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1bpJlIF | iTunes $4.99 http://bit.ly/1bpJD2a
✦Shatter: Phoenix Rising by Joan Swan #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $7.39 http://amzn.to/19uOepw | Amazon Paperback $8.96 http://amzn.to/KcHssu | B&N (Paperback $9.95/ Nook $8.49) http://bit.ly/1afEeLi | Kobo $7.39 http://bit.ly/1lpx1xx
✦Heart of Stone by Christine Warren #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1aJO7pd | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cy4HIg | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/JAH1aH | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/KcKhKL
✦How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1cy3wZc | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cdE22m | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kRckNB | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1in8pIq
✦The Commander (Red, Hot, & Blue) by Cat Johnson #CR ➢ Kindle $2.66 http://amzn.to/1dLJF6Y | B&N $3.49 http://bit.ly/1cK3IpS | Kobo $3.09 http://bit.ly/JACmpb
✦Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme) by Abby Niles #CR ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://amzn.to/JlyyZr | Amazon Paperback $11.43 http://amzn.to/1cy0N21 | B&N (Paperback $11.62/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1eMuJe6 | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/JlyTeK
✦Desperately Seeking Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen Novella by Jennifer Bernard #CR ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://amzn.to/1hMK38h | Amazon Paperback (1/7 Release) $3.90 http://amzn.to/19sWCAh | B&N (Paperback 1/7 Release $3.99/ Nook $1.99) http://bit.ly/1jV8EMB | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/1h52nMd
✦Prey & Prejudice (Cougar Falls) by Marie Harte #PNR #ER ➢ Kindle $3.44 http://amzn.to/1cy2UTr | B&N $4.49 http://bit.ly/19TjhJN | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1dgJiTZ
✦The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale #CR ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://amzn.to/1cy5BEz | B&N $0.99 http://bit.ly/1bvceTE | Kobo $0.99 http://bit.ly/1cKbKiF

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
✦King Cave by Scarlett Dawn #PNR #NA (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://amzn.to/1hmDxEU | B&N $5.49 http://bit.ly/18AlKoc | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/18HWfRO
✦Secret Agent Secretary (ICE: Black Ops Defenders) by Melissa Cutler #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/ISQz19 | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/19vShzR | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/19QnMko | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kdLnTV
✦Deadly Engagement by Elle James #CR #RS ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/19t24mN | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/1cy6b5g | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1cy6k8S | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kRfOzx

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance

New Release & Series Sale: Fantasyland Series by Kristen Ashley

✦New Release & Series Sale✦ Broken Dove (Fantasyland Series) by Kristen Ashley Released 12/27 & Books 1-3 in this series are on SALE for 99 Cents each! I haven’t read this series yet, but I love all KA’s books so I’m adding to my TBR. /Cori

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✦Fantasyland Series by Kristen Ashley ~ Reading Order✦
✦1: Wildest Dreams ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/18Q4SiT | Nook http://bit.ly/1ccU3FB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cINgpS
✦2: The Golden Dynasty ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/19SAEKF | Nook http://bit.ly/1cdgcA9 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1cINgpS
✦3: Fantastical ➢ $0.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/18Q4MHZ | Nook http://bit.ly/1cx4qW0 | Kobo http://bit.ly/JzL4En
✦4: Broken Dove ➢ $3.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/JzIGgN | Nook http://bit.ly/1cx1W9W | Kobo not available yet

Review: Forsaken (The World of the Nightwalkers, Book 3) by Jacquelyn Frank

Forsaken (The World of the Nightwalkers, Book 3) by Jacquelyn Frank
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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DESCRIPTION:
As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he’s ever encountered.

But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature—a Night Angel—to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power—or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil.

REVIEW:
I loved this installment of the Nightwalker series. Leo, vulnerable, but with the strength and courage that makes a girl swoon and Faith with a tender caring heart along with the soul of a warrior. I am enjoying the Egyptian theme that also combines various other paranormal references. It had it all: Suspense, danger, excitement, lust, humor and of course hot romance. I would have scored it a 5, but Leo protected his heart a few pages too long for me. Ms. Frank knows how to reel a reader in and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

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

BUY LINKS ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/K9AO6c | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1llAP2T | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/19t5hIq | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/19t5n30

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✦The World of Nightwalkers Series by Jacquelyn Frank ~ Reading Order✦
✦Book 1: Forbidden ➢ http://amzn.to/1fNkN0n
✦Book 2: Forever ➢ http://amzn.to/1hJS7GI
✦Book 3: Forsaken ➢ http://amzn.to/K9AO6c
✦Book 4: Forged (Coming April 29, 2014) ➢ http://amzn.to/1fNl1EL

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Review: Letters from Home (Entangled Flirts) by Bethanne Strasser

Letters from Home (Entangled Flirts) by Bethanne Strasser
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
Rated: 4 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
An Army doctor, Lena Rodriguez has always been too busy with school or the Army for romance. But the letters she received during deployment have captured her heart. Back home for the holidays, she awaits Christmas morning to meet the man who has turned her life upside down.

When Zack Benson watched his best friend’s sister Lena leave for Afghanistan, he knew he had to tell her he loved her. So he sent her anonymous love letters. Now that she’s home, he realizes he’s made a tactical error. Lena has fallen for the man in those letters but still thinks of him as a brother. He has to convince her otherwise because if he succeeds, he’ll get the best Christmas present ever. But if he fails, he could lose her for good.

REVIEW:
A lovely little story about love, longing and family. The story was well written and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see how things worked out for Zack and Elena. I liked them both immediately and also felt like I was a part of the family. The author built the romantic tension up nicely to a very satisfying conclusion. A great Christmas story that left me smiling.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS:
$0.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1c02hRp | Nook http://bit.ly/18H4d2Z | Kobo http://bit.ly/1hxxYnj