Spotlight & Review: Darkest Flame (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant

Darkest Flame (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

In Darkest Flame by Donna Grant, the Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender—body and soul?


Denae Lacroix is a beautiful MI5 agent on a deadly mission. Sent to the Scottish Highlands to spy on the mysterious Dreagan Industries, she discovers too late that she’s been set up—as human bait. She is an irresistible lure for a man who has not seen or touched a woman for centuries. He is a man with a destiny—and a desire—that could destroy them both…


It’s been twelve hundred years since Kellan has walked among humans—and there’s no denying the erotically charged attraction he feels for Denae. But as a Dragon King, he is sworn to protect his secrets. Yet the closer he gets to this smart, ravishing woman, the more her life is in danger. All it takes is one reckless kiss to unleash a flood of desire, the fury of dragons…and the fiercest enemy of all.

Darkest Flame is the first book in Donna Grant’s new dragon paranormal romance series, Dark Kings. I devoured it! Donna Grant created a sexy and exciting world of dragons who protect humanity. It kept me on edge and flipping the pages from start to finish. I loved Kellan and Denae’s story! Denae is a strong female character who changes the way Kellan feels about humans. Their chemistry together was explosive! Their story was filled with action, suspense, emotion and sizzling romance. I highly recommend this new series and will be anxiously awaiting the next book. I think the Dark Kings Series will quickly become one of my favorite paranormal series.

*Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review.

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✦#1: Darkest Flame (April 29, 2014) ➢ Kindle $6.83 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦#2: Fire Rising (June 3, 2014) ➢
✦#3: Burning Desire (September 30, 2014) ➢
✦#4: Hot Blooded (December 30, 2014)
✦#5: Night’s Blaze (2015)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

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Spotlight & Review: Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy

Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

The vampire Roke is raw, sensual, always in control. Yet somehow he’s allowed the unthinkable to happen: a nymph-like witch named Sally has used her magic to trick Roke into mating with her. The pair will remain bound for eternity unless Sally breaks the spell. The trouble is, she has no idea how. . .

Mating with Roke was an accident;at least that’s what Sally keeps telling herself. She’s on the hunt for her demon father, whose identity holds the key to releasing the spell. The search won’t be easy with Roke shadowing Sally’s every move. As they mate with a ferocity that leaves them both aching for more, Sally isn’t sure if her world is more dangerous without Roke–or with him. . .

I can’t get enough of Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity Series. It’s on my Top 10 List of favorite paranormal romances and the series never fails to entertain while also satisfying my need for hot alpha male heroes. Hunt the Darkness’s ultra sexy and possessive vampire is Roke. Roke is lead on an entertaining and dangerous chase by his mate, Sally who happens to be witch. This leads to conflict because vampire normally hate witches, but Roke can’t deny the mate bond with Sally and their chemistry is off the charts hot. I loved their story! Alexandra Ivy also included a lot of my favorite characters in this installment which included my favorite little gargoyle, Levet. If you’re a fan of the series then you’re a fan of Levet. He usually steals the scenes and keeps the reader laughing. This series is an exciting and sexy paranormal series filled with vampires, werewolves, imps, gargoyles, witches and more. I highly recommend the entire series, but each book can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

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

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20140430-093428.jpg✿Guardians of Eternity Series by Alexandra Ivy ~ Reading Order✿
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✦When Darkness Comes – January 2007
✦Embrace the Darkness – November 2007
✦Darkness Everlasting – May 2008
✦Darkness Revealed – March 2009
✦Darkness Unleashed – November 2009
✦Beyond the Darkness – April 2010
✦Devoured by Darkness – November 2010
✦Yours for Eternity – September 2011
✦Supernatural – September 2011
✦The Real Werewives of Vampire County – November 2011
✦Bound by Darkness – December 2011
✦Fear the Darkness – September 2012
✦Darkness Avenged – June 2013
✦Levet – March 26, 2013
✦Hunt the Darkness – May 27, 2014

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HUNT THE DARKNESS by Alexandra Ivy
Excerpt provided by Kensington


Styx’s lair
Chicago, IL

Styx was fairly certain that hell had frozen over.
Nothing else could explain the fact that in the past year he’d become the Anasso (King of all Vampires), moved from his dank caves into a behemoth of a mansion that contained acres of marble, crystal and gilt—gilt for christ’s sake—and mated with a pureblooded Were who also happened to be a vegetarian.
Then, as if fate hadn’t had enough laughs at his expense, he’d been in an epic battle against the Dark Lord which meant he’d been forced to make allies out of former enemies.
Including the King of Weres, Salvatore, who was currently drinking Styx’s finest brandy as he smoothed a hand down his impeccable Gucci suit.
Of course, if it wasn’t for the fact that their mates happened to be sisters, he would never have allowed the bastard over his doorstep, he pacified his battered pride. His own mate, Darcy, was very…insistent that she be allowed to spend time with Harley who was growing heavy with her first pregnancy.
Or was it litter?
Either way, Styx and Salvatore were forced to play nice.
Not an easy task for two uber-alphas who’d been opponents for centuries.
Settling his six foot plus frame in a chair that had a view of the moon-drenched gardens, Styx waited for his companion to finish his drink.
As always, Salvatore looked more like a sophisticated mob boss than the King of Weres. His dark hair was pulled to a tail at his nape and his elegant features cleanly shaved. Only the feral heat that glowed in the dark eyes revealed the truth of the beast that lived inside him.
Styx on the other hand, didn’t even try to appear civilized.
A six foot five Aztec warrior, he was wearing a pair of leather pants, heavy shit-kickers, and a white silk shirt that was stretched to the limit to cover his broad chest. His long black hair was braided to hang down to his waist and threaded with tiny turquois amulets. And to complete the image, he had a huge sword strapped to his back.
What was the point in being a badass if you couldn’t look like one?
Setting aside his empty glass, Salvatore flashed a dazzling white smile. A sure sign he was about to be annoying.
“Let me see if I have this right,” the wolf drawled.
Yep. Annoying.
Styx narrowed his dark eyes, his features that were too stark for true beauty tight with warning.
“Do you have to?”
“Oh, yes.” The smile widened. “You asked the clan chief of Nevada to babysit a witch you had locked in your dungeons?”
Styx silently swore to have a chat with his mate once their guests were gone.
He hadn’t intended Salvatore to know that one of his most powerful vampires had been magically forced into a mating.
Hell, he’d had a hard enough time divulging the info with Jagr, his most trusted Raven. It was only because he needed the vampire to do research that he’d revealed the secret.
A mating was the rarest, most sacred, most intimate connection a demon could experience.
To think for a second that it could be inflicted on a vampire against his will was nothing less than…rape.
You didn’t reveal that kind of weakness to your enemies. Even if you did have a peace treaty.
Darcy, however, was a genuine optimist who blithely assumed that Salvatore would never abuse privileged information.
Now Styx was stuck revealing the truth to the mangy mutt.
“Sally Grace was not only a powerful witch who was capable of black magic, but she worshipped the Dark Lord,” he grudgingly explained, not about to admit that it had been more habit than fear that had led him to lock the female in his dungeons. Sally Grace was barely over five foot and weighed less than a hundred pounds. She hadn’t looked like a threat. And she probably wouldn’t have been if she hadn’t been so scared. “Of course I wasn’t going to take any chances.”
“Why Roke?”
Styx shrugged. “I was busy trying to deal with the ancient spirit that was trying to turn vampires into crazed killers.”
Naturally Salvatore wasn’t satisfied.
“And?” he prodded.
“And the prophet had warned that Roke would be important to the future,” he muttered. He’d truly thought keeping Roke in his lair would protect him. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and vampires. “How the hell was I supposed to know Sally Grace was half-demon?”
Salvatore grimaced. “It must have been quite a shock to poor Roke to discover himself mated to a witch.”
Styx’s humorless laugh echoed through the library at the memory of Roke’s fury.
“Shock isn’t the word I’d used.”
“She’s lucky he didn’t kill her on the spot.”
Frustration simmered deep inside Styx. Roke might be an arrogant pain-in-the-ass, but he was a brother. And more importantly, he was a clan chief who had a duty to his people. They had to find a way to break the mating.
And how to make damned sure it never happened again.
“He might have killed her if the magic she used didn’t feel as real as any true mating.”
Salvatore’s amusement faded. “That bad?”
“Worse.” Styx surged to his feet. “Without her knowing who or what fathered her, the witch doesn’t even know how to reverse the damage.”
“You’re certain this isn’t some trick?”
“I’m not certain of anything beyond the need to find a way to break the bond.”
Salvatore poured another shot of brandy. “Do you have a plan?”
Plan? Styx grimaced. The closest they’d had to a plan the past year had been to charge from one disaster to another.
Why would this be any different?
“Sally left almost three weeks ago to search for any clues that would reveal who her father might be,” he said.
“And Roke?”
“He’s trying to catch her.”
Salvatore arched a brow. “You let him go alone?”
“Of course not.” A slow smile curved Styx’s lips. “I allowed Levet to go with him.”
Salvatore choked on his brandy at the mention of the tiny gargoyle who’d attached himself to both Darcy and Harley. Like a freaking barnacle that couldn’t be scrapped off.
A three foot pest with delicate fairy wings in shades of blue and crimson and gold, Levet could drive a sane man to gargoyle-cide in three seconds flat.
“You are a bad, bad vampire,” Salvatore murmured.
“I try.”

I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy.
For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.


Review: Burning Dawn (Angels of the Dark #3) by Gena Showalter

Burning Dawn (Angels of the Dark #3) by Gena Showalter
Release date: April 29, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Angels of the Dark tale about a winged warrior renowned for his ruthlessness, and the woman who becomes his obsession….

A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies. He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy’s clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires.

Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. But Thane’s unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.

Burning Dawn is the third book in Gena Showalter’s Angels of the Dark Series and my favorite book so far in the series! I absolutely loved it and rate it right up there with her Lords of the Underworld series which is one of my top 5 favorite paranormal romances. I liked the first two books in this series, but this one was off the charts. The scorching hot chemistry between the characters singed the pages. Thane and Elin’s story takes the reader along on their emotional journey and had parts that made my heart break for the characters, but also had parts that made me laugh out loud. Thane and his two best friends had me laughing whenever they got together. I absolutely can’t wait for the guys to get their stories! Elin and her girlfriends were so much fun too. I just love Gena Showalter’s writing style and this book was one of my favorites! I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

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

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✦Wicked Nights ➢ Kindle | B&N | iTunes
✦Beauty Awakened ➢ Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Burning Dawn ➢ Kindle | Amazon PBK | B&N | Kobo

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.


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Entangled Edge 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 April 28th releases!!

Night Child by Lisa Kessler
Night #4

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Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the key to the survival of the entire Night Walker race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to defend Muriah and the prophecy. But Muriah’s headstrong spirit and soulful eyes awaken feelings in him that are best left buried. When the Egyptian God of Chaos sstrikes, Muriah and Issa must find the lost scrolls to trap him. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made…

Call of the Siren by Rosalie Lario
Demons of the Infernum #4 

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Siren-demon hybrid bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he’d never settle down. Tying himself to one woman is so not his bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, and can’t think of being with anybody BUT her. The last thing Lina wants is to develop feelings for the smooth-talking man she knows will eventually leave her. But as they battle a growing darkness—a powerful dark fae who’s harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the evil that threatens to destroy them all.

Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner
Angel Assassins #1

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When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when Katie fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. His twin, who he thought was dead, is very much alive…and sending him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: “You’re next.” Now, with Katie’s life in his hands, Cain must fight to keep them both alive. But Abel has just one goal: destroy his brother, starting with the woman he’s falling in love with.

Just A Kiss by Ally Broadfield

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Charlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she’ll be forced to marry her guardian’s loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn’t have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title. Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can’t refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.

The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg

Demon Outlaws #2.5

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The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled
its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to
complete him. The goddess Allia, however, has other plans. She is sent by her
immortal sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave but
soon discovers that the Demon Lord’s heart is not easily given, and that in
order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.

Entangled Ignite Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Set fire to your passions with heart stopping suspense, adventure, and intrigue from Ignite. Each Ignite title features to-die-for heroes and kick-butt heroines on an emotional roller coaster ride toward love. With new books and new passions exploding every month, every Ignite novel is one you can’t put down until the last page is turned. 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 Ignite’s April 28th Releases!!

Secrets and Sins: Raphael

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When Greer Addison finds her future husband in bed with another woman, she runs…right into the arms of dark and dangerous Raphael Marcel. Angry and hurt, she throws caution to the wind and spends a hot night with the sexy security specialist. But when her fiancé is found dead, Greer becomes the main suspect of a crime she can’t remember.

Raphael is stunned and suspicious when Greer shows up on his doorstep claiming she’s carrying his baby. Worse, she’s the target of a stalker bent on making her pay for a murder she doesn’t recall. As Raphael begins to trust Greer, they must race against the clock to uncover a killer. Because Greer’s memory is returning…

Hard to Hold by Incy Black

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Anna Key Marshall is pregnant. Granted, it’s through a sperm donor instead of her ex-husband, but you can’t have everything. When she becomes the target for murder, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child—even turning to her ex, the Black Ops specialist who broke her heart. Nick Marshall can’t forgive the woman who betrayed him, but when she finds herself in trouble, he’ll do what he does best—protect her at all costs. Fueled by a powerful love he can’t leave behind, can he hold on to the woman he still loves?

Entangled Brazen Release Day Blast & Giveaway

If you like your heroes hot, the sex hotter, and a swoon-worthy romance to swoop in and save your happily ever after, Brazen has the story for you. Sinfully sexy soldiers. Alpha cops who demand control. Sweet guys with a naughty side in the bedroom. At Brazen, they’ve got the hero destined to melt your… heart. Visit the Entangled website, the Brazen Blog, follow them on Twitter, Like their Facebook page, and follow them on Pinterest.

Introducing Brazen’s April 28th releases:

She’s a challenge
he can’t resist.

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He’s always wanted her.
Now’s his chance to claim
what’s his.

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Plus don’t miss the re-issue of Playing Doctor by Jan Meredith! It released it on the retired Flaunt imprint back in 2013, but now it has a new cover and has joined the Brazen family.

One night with a sexy stranger
is just what the doctor ordered…

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Entangled Covet 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 April releases:

Don’t Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee

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Charles Kane has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother’s wife: befriend him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but adorable Rachel has her own vendetta against the bastard, and is just as eager to nail him to the wall. As far as Charles is concerned, there’s nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it’s time for Rachel to pay up.

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Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

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Leo denies his lust for Tee, Vegas’s favorite casino host, because she doesn’t bear his dragon mark and without that true soulmate, he will lose his dragon form. But when Tee’s identity is challenged, Leo’s protective instincts kick in. Can he give up his dragon form for the woman he loves—even if it means shortening his life? Or has Tee had enough of having her heart dragged around?

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Trusting An Angel

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Isadora secretly longs for her boss Zerach’s attention, but her scarred body and his playboy ways keep her from acting on her feelings. When Zerach helps her fend off an unwanted advance, she sees him in a new light and can’t help but wonder if he shares her feelings. When a demon starts stalking Isadora, Zerach, an archangel with a mission to protect humans from demons, will stop at nothing to protect her. Now he risks not only losing the woman he loves, but also losing his wings.


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✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Erotica✦Romantic Suspense✦New Adult✦

*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Amazon Global, B&N, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

✿MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
✦Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott #PNR (Cori 4 Stars) ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
✦Hard to Hold (Entangled Ignite) by Incy Black #CR #RS ➢ $0.99 Kindle | Kobo
✦Secrets and Sins: Raphael: A Secrets and Sins Novel (Entangled Ignite) by Naima Simone #CR #RS ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦His to Keep (an Out of Uniform novella) (Entangled Brazen) by Katee Robert #CR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Out of Control (A Babysitting a Billionaire Novel) (Entangled Brazen) by Nina Croft #CR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Playing Doctor (Entangled Brazen) by Jan Meredith #CR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Night Child (The Night Series) (Entangled Edge) by Lisa Kessler #PNR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Angel Kin (The Angel Assassins) (Entangled Edge) by Tricia Skinner #PNR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | Kobo
✦The Demon Lord (A Demon Outlaws Novella) (Entangled Edge) by Paula Altenburg #PNR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Don’t Blackmail the Vampire (Entangled Covet) by Tiffany Allee #PNR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦Trusting an Angel (Entangled Covet) by Missy Jane #PNR ➢ $0.99 Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦The Resistance by SL Scott #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $0.99 | Amazon Paperback $14.24
✦Sinful Seduction (Red Stone Security Series) by Katie Reus #CR #RS ➢ Kindle $0.99 | Amazon Paperback $6.29 | Kobo $0.99
✦Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower #CR #RS #ER ➢ Kindle $2.99 | Amazon Paperback $12.25 | Goodreads:

✿TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
✦Forged: The World of Nightwalkers by Jacquelyn Frank #PNR (Donna 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N $7.99
✦Once Bitten, Twice Burned (Phoenix Fire Novel) by Cynthia Eden #PNR (Donna 3.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $8.69 | Amazon Paperback $8.86 | B&N (Paperback $9.03/ Nook $10.49) | Kobo $8.69
✦Burning Dawn (Angels of the Dark #3) by Gena Showalter #PNR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.98 | Amazon Paperback $5.78 | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $6.59
✦How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) (Love At Stake, Book 15) by Kerrelyn Sparks #PNR (Cori 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $6.64 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.64) | Kobo $6.99
✦Darkest Flame (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant #PNR (Cori 4.5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $7.59 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst #CR ➢ Kindle $7.59 | Amazon Paperback $10.46 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦Half Moon Harbor (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove) by Donna Kauffman #CR ➢ Kindle $8.69 | Amazon Papeback $8.86 | B&N (Paperback $9.03/ Nook $10.49) | Kobo $8.69
✦No Sunshine When She’s Gone by Kate Angell #CR ➢ Kindle $7.39 | Amazon Paperback $8.78 | B&N (Paperback $9.95/ Nook $8.49) | Kobo $7.39
✦Alpha by Jasinda Wilder #CR #NA #ER ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $13.04 | Kobo $5.99
✦When We Met by Susan Mallery #CR ➢ Kindle $7.01 | Amazon Paperback $5.78 | B&N (Paperback $8.99/ Nook $7.01) | Kobo $7.39
✦Every Part of You by Megan Hart #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $8.89 | B&N $9.99 | Kobo $9.99
✦Nash: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover #CR #NA ➢ Kindle | Amazon Paperback $8.31 | B&N (Paperback $8.82/ Nook $4.74) | Kobo $4.99
✦Take Me for Granted by K.A. Linde #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $2.99

✿THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
✦Hold You Again (A Novella) by Sam Taylor Mullens #CR ➢ Kindle $0.99

#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
#SFR – Science Fiction Romance

Review: Once Bitten, Twice Burned (A Phoenix Fire Novel, Book 2) by Cynthia Eden

Once Bitten, Twice Burned (A Phoenix Fire Novel, Book 2) by Cynthia Eden
Release Date: April 29, 2014 | Series: Phoenix Fire Novel
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 3.5 Stars


Ryder Duncan keeps his secrets. With a twisted scientist starving him in a 10 x 12 cell, it’s not easy to conceal the abilities that set him apart from other vampires, or his plans for escape. But survival–and revenge–are worth waiting for. Until the so-called doctor tempts his appetites with something special: a woman, with a soft Southern accent and a scent like flowers. Sabine.

Sabine Acadia didn’t volunteer to be dinner. She was kidnapped and tossed into the cage of a monster. A monster with fierce green eyes, a body that speaks of ruthless power–but a touch gentle as a caress. Ryder knows things about her, secrets Sabine needs to learn fast. Because while they might soon escape this prison, she’s fighting an urge to set all her desires free. . .

Cynthia Eden has once again written a pulse pumping story revolving around modern day Phoenixes. The twisted experiments on paranormals in the labs and the violence of their world didn’t bother me as much as I thought since I was pulled in there with them. I only wish there had been more room for the romance part of the story so as not to feel that their attraction was all chemistry. Even though the love scenes were nice and steamy, they were overshadowed by the danger and action surrounding them. I did enjoy the read and how it kept me guessing. Now I can’t wait for Dante’s book to see what happens next.

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

Kindle $8.69 | Amazon Paperback $8.86 | B&N (Paperback $9.03/ Nook $10.49) | Kobo $8.69

✦The Phoenix Fire Series by Cynthia Eden ~ Reading Order✦
✦Book 1: Burn For Me
Review 4 Stars:
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✦Book 2: Once Bitten, Twice Burned
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✦Book 3: Playing With Fire (August 26, 2014)
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.

Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking. You can find Cynthia chatting daily on Twitter ( or on her Facebook page (

Review: FORGED (World of the Nightwalkers, Book 4) by Jacquelyn Frank

FORGED (World of the Nightwalkers, Book 4) by Jacquelyn Frank
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4 Stars


From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes a seductive new paranormal romance set in the World of the Nightwalkers, as a battle-scarred bodyguard and a sensitive beauty risk their lives—and their hearts—in the face of evil.

When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.

As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.


I enjoyed the latest installment of the Nightwalker series, a world filled with all sorts of supernatural creatures with very human like emotions and desires. Ahnvil is all alpha and I loved the way he had to bend to the will of a strong woman, Kat, who keeps her strength despite her own vulnerabilities. I only wish she had given in to her desires sooner rather than dragging things along, that became a little tedious. The back story flowed easily with the romance and had enough danger to keep you wondering what would happen next. Through all the struggles, Ms. Frank cleverly brought the two Nightwalker worlds together and I look forward to seeing how she will blend it all together for the big battle to come.

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

Kindle $5.99 | B&N $7.99

20140426-113754.jpg✦The World of Nightwalkers Series by Jacquelyn Frank ~ Reading Order✦
✦Book 1: Forbidden ➢
✦Book 2: Forever ➢
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✦Book 3: Forsaken ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
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✦Book 4: Forged ➢ Kindle $5.99 | B&N $7.99