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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King Hall by Scarlett Dawn Release!

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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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Lacey and Lethal by Laurann Dohner

Lacey and Lethal by Laurann Dohner
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 3.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Set in the same world as Scarred and Kilt and Mine to Chase.

Lacey hunts vampires—vile monsters who leave death and shattered lives in their wake. They murdered her sister and she wants revenge. Until she captures a big, sexy, blue-eyed vamp, and the strong attraction she feels contradicts everything she’s become. But she can’t resist getting closer. Just looking at him makes her mouth water and her thighs clench.

Lethal can’t believe the little lass got the better of him. He’s been drugged and chained, but he’s more insulted than concerned. She’s bold, fearless, as she straddles his hips and threatens to use his body, teach him how it feels to be taken without consent. Now he’s intrigued and eager to get her out of her clothes. She swears he’s the enemy, but he’s determined to be her lover.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

REVIEW:
This book is set in the same world as Scarred and Kilt in Something Wicked this Way Comes and Mine to Chase. I recommend reading the books in order, but they can be read out of order. I always enjoy Laurann Dohner’s books. Lacey and Lethal was no exception. Who doesn’t enjoy sexy vampires? Lethal is captures by Lacey who thinks all vampires are evil and joins a group of hunters after her sister is killed by a vampire. Lethal is different than any vampire she has met and she can’t deny their attraction. This is a quick sexy paranormal novella and I recommend it for paranormal lovers.

*Review copy provided by Ellora’s Cave in exchange for an honest review.

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King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn
Publication Date: July 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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 Rulers: 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.

REVIEW:

Absolutely amazing! I love when I come across a book that completely pulls me in and I get lost in the pages. King Hall definitely did that for me. It swept me into a mystical world of young Vampires, Mages, Shifters and Elementals. I was captivated from the beginning and wasn’t able to put it down until the last page. This is a story of love, loss, and friendship. It is full of danger, drama, action and mystery. I was kept on edge trying to figure out what would happen next through out the book. Scarlett Dawn has created a great first book in a series I will be devouring. I have so many questions that were left unanswered that I am hoping will get answered in the next book. I really connected with all the characters and became invested in finding out what will happen to them. There is an abrupt ending that left me on edge and wanting more, but it just makes me want to get the next book as soon as it comes out. This book is classified as New Adult, but while there are hot sexual situations and the characters are 19 and up, I think it falls somewhere between New Adult and Young Adult. I think as the series continues that will progress though. I highly recommend this book! It’s a book that falls into several genres, but it is just a great story that I think everyone will enjoy. I loved it and can not wait to see what Scarlett Dawn has I store for the characters in the next book!

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

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Undying Destiny (A Novel of the Enclave) (Entangled Edge) By Jessica Lee

Undying Destiny (A Novel of the Enclave) (Entangled Edge) By Jessica Lee
Publication Date: June 17, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Kenric St. James is out for revenge. Over 300 years ago, an ancient female vampire turned him against his will and killed the woman he loved. He’s spent more than a century building an Enclave of warrior vampires who have sworn to defend humanity against his evil sire and her minions. But when Kenric finds a woman he finally burns to claim as his own again, Kenric knows loving her means giving his sire another target.
Emily Ross just wanted a fresh start. She’s a survivor, coming off the tail end of an abusive relationship, and craves time alone to learn who she is and to save the home that holds her heart. The last thing she needed was a controlling, alpha male calling all the shots.
Meeting Kenric might just have changed her mind, though. He is wrong for her in all the right ways. But in order to keep her heart from breaking, he first has to keep the hordes of evil vamps from stealing her very breath.

REVIEW:
I love a book with a hot, sexy vampire hero! I loved Undying Destiny! I was captivated from the fist page and it held my attention until I turned the last page. Jessica Lee is a new author for me and when I saw the hot cover for the book on NetGalley, I decided to request it after seeing the publisher was Entangled. Entangled Publishing had been publishing a lot of great books lately. I am so glad I requested it because I found another great paranormal author. The story had everything I look for in a great book. Undying Destiny was a great story with a plot that drew me in and I loved the characters. Kenric and Emily meet by chance and are instantly drawn to one another. Their adventure begins from there. Their story had plenty of action, mystery, suspense, and steamy romance. I am looking forward to the next book and I highly recommend this book for vampire lovers!

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

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TAKE IT LIKE A VAMP (Entangled: Covet) by Candace Havens

TAKE IT LIKE A VAMP (Entangled: Covet) by Candace Havens
Publication Date: May 20, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Vampire Nick Christos might’ve been born in the Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he’s spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there’s no way he’ll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he’s not willing to risk her life–not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick’s life.

When said Nick’s kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick’s biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he’ll risk everything to save the human he’s come to love.

REVIEW:
I devoured this fun, sexy, paranormal romance! This story was really refreshing and pleasantly surprised me. Take It Like A Vamp is a friends to lovers romance with some paranormal elements. It felt more like a good romantic comedy than your typical paranormal romance. I really enjoyed the characters. Nick is the hot, sexy neighbor who turns out to be a vampire and Casey is the curvy, quirky, and creative artist next door that keeps trying to find love with all the wrong guys. This book had me laughing out loud and giggling. I loved it and can’t wait for the next book. I am hoping Candace Haven will write a story for Linc, the hot vampire fashion designer and Nick’s best friend. You do not have to be a paranormal lover to enjoy this book. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a light, funny romance to curly up with this weekend.

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

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ETERNAL DEMON: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright

ETERNAL DEMON: Mark of the Vampire by Laura Wright
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
When Erion’s son is kidnapped by the evil vampire Cruen, Erion vows to stop at nothing to find his hideaway—including intercepting the traveling party of Cruen’s beautiful bride-to-be. But instead of a vulnerable caravan, Erion is met by a feral band of female demons that includes Hellen, the bride—a creature of dark magic and darker passion.

Though the safety of his son is foremost, Erion can’t deny his unexpected connection to Hellen—inflaming a manic desire as primal as it is irresistible. As their bond intensifies, they move toward an inevitable and terrifying battle. With time running out, Erion realizes he must not only find and rescue his son but protect Hellen from Cruen and the underworld forces waiting to destroy her for her betrayal.

REVIEW:
Wow! I loved Eternal Demon! It kept me enthralled from beginning to end and left me wanting more. I have been hooked on The Mark of the Vampire series since Laura Wright released the first book in the series! This book had everything I look for in a great book. Eternal Demon has plenty of action, danger, intrigue and steamy romance. Erion and Hellen are made for each other and bring out the best in each other. I loved their dialogue with each other. Laura Wright created a world so vivid that the reader feels like they are right there with the characters. She has an incredible writing style that I love! I can not wait for the next book, Eternal Sin, to come out in November 2013. I recommend this book and this series for all paranormal romance lovers!

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DARKNESS AVENGED (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy

DARKNESS AVENGED (Guardians of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The Search For A Traitor

As the demon world celebrates the defeat of the Dark Lord, the vampire Santiago’s mood remains bleak. He still yearns for sensual, raven-haired Nefri, who has inexplicably disappeared. But brooding for Nefri is a luxury Santiago does not have. His traitorous sire, Gaius, is unleashing a violent scourge upon the mortal world, and Santiago must stop him before it’s too late. . .

Leads To A Dangerous Seduction

To her dismay, the all powerful Oracles have sent Nefri on her own mission to find Gaius, and failure is not an option. Nefri’s search leads her to the vampire’s abandoned lair–and straight into Santiago’s path. It’s clear Santiago intends to seduce her, but then an ancient, banished evil reappears, threatening to thrust the world into a madness it cannot survive. . .

REVIEW:

Santiago is a swoon worthy sexy alpha male and I have been impatiently waiting for his story since Alexandra Ivy first introduced him in the Guardians of Eternity series. I was completely enthralled and I loved every minute of it. Alexandra Ivy always delivers! Nefri is the perfect match for Santiago. Santiago is use to getting what he wants and Nefri definitely presents a challenge. Ivy packed a lot of story into this book. It is full of action, romance, and plot twists and turns. Alexandra Ivy also introduces readers to who I assume will be the next couple in the series. I can not wait to see what she has in store for them in the next book! The ARC I received had a copy of the novella, Levet in the back. I’m not sure if this will be included in the final copy, but if it is included this is a great deal for readers. I highly recommend this book and this series! If you have not read this series you should, and if you have read it you will love Darkness Avenged!

*Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review.

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Jeaniene Frost – Twice Tempted

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Review:
Rating: 4 Stars
This is book two in this series. I did a quick reread of the first book, Once Burned, before reading the new book. I enjoyed this one a lot more! The first book left such a cliffhanger that it made it feel really incomplete. There will be another book after this one, but this one answers a lot of unanswered questions than the last one. I love Vlad! Leila is the perfect woman for him because he needs someone unafraid of him and all his enemies. She won’t accept anything less than his heart. Lots of steamy romance and plenty of action! Can not wait for the next book in the series!

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Lynsay Sands – Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel

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Lynsay Sands – Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel

Book Description:
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate!

A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .

Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!

. . . Or does it?

Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!

Review:
Rating – 4 Stars
Lynsay Sands always delivers sexy, fun romance with the Argeneau series. Fans of this series have been waiting for Anders’ story! Anders is a sexy, protective, alpha hero who rescues Valerie from a psychopath. Valerie has endured what would break most women, but it only makes her stronger. She is thrust into a world she never thought possible. Lots of action, lots of romance, and great characters. I loved Anders and Valerie’s story!