Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice

Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice

Written by: Michelle M. Pillow
Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:11-14-13
Publisher: The Raven Books

My Review
I really enjoyed this story I thought it had a great plot with wonderful characters. As the story unfolds we find Lady Della has a horrible past which makes her dislike all Viking. She has her own plans of marriage but her father feels he is wiser than she. He picked the man he wanted her to marry and would not take no for answer. It seems the father has been hiding a secret and must have her wed at once. When she is told she isn’t very happy about it as she turns the tables on her soon to be husband.  It does seem Lord Blackwell has met his match as Lady Della gives him a run for his money. Lord Blackwell will not be out done as he turns the tables back on her. I found this to be a highly entertaining read at times very funny. Other times I had my mouth in an O as the things they said or did to each other. Nothing good can come out of baiting each other and it normal backfires.

Mason Lloyd did an outstanding job with narration his male voices were as wonderful as his female ones. There are not any background noises or any high low levels, his voice is strong and smooth with no breaks in the audio that I could tell. You always know who is talking and just what emotion they are feeling. He gives a wonderful power listen with his strong male tones and his very smooth female ones. He has a voice you could listen to all day that really brings the story to life. He really puts his self into the characters when they are angry you know it. Lady Della is up one minute down the next so unsure of herself at times and others she is very much in power. Mr. Lloyd has not trouble playing her character as he shows you how emotional and unforgiving she can be. His Lord Blackwell is very touching as he gives compassion to his voice giving Lady Della time to adjust and find a common ground. This is the first time I have listen to this narrator and really look forward to listening to more from him.

I really liked these characters I understood where both Della and Brant were coming from and how they kept misunderstanding each other. There are many hurt feelings, must anger, misunderstandings, a whole lot of passion. Because of her past she has much to be afraid of in and out of the marriage bed and who can blame her. She doesn’t take to her upcoming marriage easy and make things very tough for those around her. When she finally gives in and marries she sticks to her word this is going to be a rocky marriage she won’t be taken in by his charm. I thought I would die laughing when she called Brant the Thorn in my Arse. I totally enjoyed this wonderful strong women who gives as good as she gets and doesn’t back down as she stands her ground.

Brant has got to be the most patient man alive as he gives her the time she needs. Oh he isn’t giving in all the way as she finds out when he puts her to shame at his request. It is driving him crazy as he sees the passion in her only have her turn cold. It doesn’t help when his friend bait him giving him a hard time. He will have her one way or the other. Just as she seems to becoming around her cousin shows up putting everything in a tail spin.  Brant decides to turn the tables on her again only to fall into his own trap. I really liked this man who can be caring, protective, loving, giving but isn’t going to take too much as he stands proud only bending a little to get his way.

I totally love the baiting between these two and found them to be very humorous at times. When they tried to outdo each other on the name calling I just about laughed myself silly.  The author gives you a very well written story along with the narrator giving you a very entertaining listen. For me I thought this was an outstanding book all the way around. I loved the plot, the characters along with the supporting characters who will keep you chuckling. You will find many twists and turns you will not see coming even a few that will shock you all the way to your soul. This is the first time I have picked up anything by this author but it will not be the last. I give this a big fat 5 stars all the way.

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Medieval Historical Romance
127,000 Words

"She found herself unimpressed with him, having expected more of the legendary man--Brant. Lord Blackwell. Brant the Gladiator. Brant the Vigorous. Brant the Flame. Brant the Viking Hero. Della snorted in unladylike disgust. More like, Brant the Thorn in my Arse!"

Lady Della the Cold-Hearted
Lady Della despises all things Viking. They may rule the land, but they will never rule her. Unfortunately, her father doesn't seem to agree. To prove his continued allegiance to the Viking king, the Ealdorman of Strathfeld betroths his only daughter to a respected Viking Lord--a warrior who's legendary prowess isn't reserved for the battlefield. Fighting the newfound craving in her body and the unwelcome fire in her heart, Della must choose between everything she knows to be true and the one thing she never expected...

Lord Brant of Blackwell, the Fiery One
Lord Blackwell is as fiery on the battlefield as he is in his passions. He has fought valiantly for King Guthrum and has earned the respect of the nobles. When his overlord offers the hand of his beautiful daughter and the right to inherit his lands, Blackwell can hardly refuse. However, he soon discovers that his noble bride is anything but the meek and mild woman he envisioned for his wife. One minute she's kissing him back, the next she's swearing to do whatever it takes to dissuaded him from their marriage. Can his lust for life and his new bride melt the ice that surrounds her heart? Or will Lady Della the Cold be this warrior's undoing?

Length: Long Novel
Heat Level: Very Sensual
This novel contains adult content. Must
be 18 years or older to read.

Patrick's Charm

Patrick's Charm
by E.E. Burke

My Review

The second book in this series is as exciting an outstanding read as the first one. Ms. Burke’s gives you everything you come to expect in a well written western romance as she puts a twist on her story bring in true history as she spins a tale of bring brides to a western town in hopes of calm down the men from their wild ways. These are women who will be heard and not told who they will marry. They demand courtship and the right to pick the man they will marry. They take the bull by the horn and start as they intend to go on.

Charm La Belle is on the run hiding a secret she signs up to be a mail order bride. She might have signed up to be a mail order bride but she has no intentions of being one she plans on finding a job. When she hears that Patrick is looking for a female singer she walks right in and applies for the job. This is one sassy bold lady as she climbs on the bar dancing and singing putting on a show. Patrick isn’t too happy at first she reminds him of a women long ago but he gives in and hires her. When trouble comes he is told to marry her, he has been married once before and really doesn’t want to get married again. Charm has no intention of marrying ever she has seen what marriage can do. No man will control her again. Can these two come to an agreement that will suit them both? As they stir up a mess that is entertaining and will keep you chuckling since Patrick has in his mind he will marry her and she said no way. Trouble in on it way, will they give in and let this destroy their future or will they fight this as one to find they were meant for each other?

This book sure has the right name it fits it to a T. I love Patrick he is a down to earth guy who might be a little pushy when he knows what he wants. I had to laugh at him as his jealousy comes out. I think he has been too long in the west and has forgotten how to win a ladies heart. It doesn’t take long for Charm to put her foot down showing her temper and just how things will be. Patrick is having none of it as her secret comes out he is more determine to make her is bride. Will her past come knocking and if it does what will Patrick do. I loved the strong characters that will let nothing stand in their way. When life gets tough Charm gets stronger not letting other judge her doing what she wants, to entertain at any cost.

This is one author that I know will always entertain me and keep me smiling as she spins a story that grabs your attention giving you a feeling of pleasure as you are drawn in. This was a very well thought out and well written giving you the facts why keeping you smiling. Her characters are people you can relate to as she brings that small town feeling to life. She has a way of spinning a tale to make you believe it truly happened as she pulls you in with a page turner. Her books always move me and I never want the story to end. I hope you will pick up one of her wonderful stories and be taken back to a time when life was hard but much simpler.

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Amazon (you can also get this on KU)

A disabled veteran down on his luck and a famous actress on the run from danger find love where they least expect it...

Lady Luck hasn't been kind to Patrick O'Shea. The Irish immigrant has suffered loss, betrayal and bitter disappointment. When a talented performer shows up at his saloon looking for a job, it appears his luck is about to change.

Charm LaBelle would rather take a job in a saloon than be forced to marry. The famous actress, traveling incognito, has learned the hard way not to entrust her life, or her heart, to any particular, her charming employer.

Patrick is determined to hold onto his good fortune through whatever means possible, including marriage. Charm won't give up her freedom or her secrets. It's only a matter of time before luck runs out.

Patrick's Charm is Book 2 in an exciting new mail-order bride series...with a twist! Called "compelling" and "everything I want in a Western romance," these stories are sure to please readers looking for passionate romance rich in historical detail with a dash of suspense. Get on board this new series from award-winning author E.E. Burke.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


by Clarissa Wild

My Review
I picked up the book the overview said was “Inspired by a fairytale”. I have found the redo of fairytales are not my cup of tea. I promised to read, review and give my honest opinion so I pick it up never wanting to put it back down. From the first page I thought this isn’t like any fairytale I have read. The author might have got a very few things from one but this will blow your mind from the injustice of the innocent to the controlling of a business.  

After so many people made fun of him Viktor he turned to the dark hiding away. When he does come out he always wears a mask. Many nights he made a call for a lady of the night to come dance for him. He has never had the same one twice. One night, one call with change his life he will never be the same. One look, one act, and he is hooked like he never was before. She was told do not look him in the face. What she saw was the outline of a man setting in a chair in the dark. She is pulled to him not knowing why but when she is done with her dance and he with his deed she walks to the door only to look him in the eyes. Viktor cannot turn away as he grabs her arm and hold her in place she looks him straight in the eyes and is not afraid. How can she not see the monster in him, he turns and walks away never to forget her. Least did he know within a few days she would be back in his life and he isn’t letting her go this time.

This was a very fast pace thriller full of bad men, innocent people, kidnapping and the list goes on. I really can’t tell you more than that or it would give the story away. Just when you think you have a handle on what is going on the story changes throwing you in a twist you never saw coming. The ending is a true shocked one part I had a feeling of, the next one blow my mind at what evil people we have in the world and the things they are willing to do to make money.

I loved the characters they really are normal more of a lower class I would say. Each just trying to make it by day by day hoping for a better way of life. Yes Viktor in a lot of ways is evil, is a monster but he truly has a heart of gold. He just has a short fuse that makes him lose control breaking things etc. Alexis doesn’t remember too much of her past life. She remember a nice man, someone telling her to run after that she spends all her time trying to feed her sister. She never wanted to sale her body. There is a fine line between what you will do to protect those you love and what you won’t. I really liked both of these characters. When their story comes out your heart will go out to them wishing you could have been there to make it all better.

This is a very well written story with an outstanding plot. You can tell this author took her time working out each step that each person would take. What she ends up with is a wonderful entertaining thriller, mystery, that is action packed with too many people hiding things that you won’t see until the end. You are going to have to look very close to pick up any clues. This is one story you will have trouble putting down and most likely will stay up late at night. You will be hooked for the first page until the last. If you are looking for a story like you have not seen from this author before you should pick this up. I promise you there will be more than one place that will blow your mind in this thrilling read.

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Animal. Monster. Beast. That's what they call Viktor Melikov, the man who hides in the dark ... But even monsters need to be loved. The moment he sees the girl hired to dance for him, everything ceases to exist. It's a feeling he's unfamiliar with ... and craves more than anything.

Alexis Kidd sells her body. Not because she wants to, but because she needs to. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to support her family and survive.

Now she must dance for a man hiding behind a veil.
But when the urge to take a look grows too strong ... Alexis gets more than she bargained for.
More than Viktor was willing to give.

Inspired by a fairytale, VIKTOR is a standalone Romance by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.

Early Praise for VIKTOR:

"YES, YES, YES... If your a lover of dark and twisted, sexy story I highly recommend !!!" - Radical Reads Blog

"If you want a kick*ss H and a hot as s*** alpha then this is the read for you!" - Book Loving Fairy

"This book was amazing it was Raw, sexy, Wicked and intense I read this all in less then 3 hours" - Bookalicious Blog

"Wow! I must say this is one of the best books I've read this year." - A. Crull

"Viktor is a standalone romance that I suggest you 1-click and read today." - M. Austin

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hearts of Clover

Hearts of Clover: The Clover Series, Books 1 & 2

Written by: Danielle Stewart
Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:02-17-16
Publisher: Danielle Stewart

My Review
I thought this was a really good start to the series. You must keep in mind that this is a series and a “to be continued” into the next book. So much pain and anger for a man who is out for revenge for the wrong that has been done to him. It isn’t very often you get a free book from an unknown author to you that turns out to be a gold mind. You get two books in one for free which makes it work picking up the next one in the series. I love the audio and this narrator so I picked the audio up at a steal. This was a great listen it is full of suspense which the author and narrator had me hook from the first page. You will find corruption, betrayal, so much pain and anger, revenge and lost love. The author gives you a well thought out plot with wonderful characters who you can relate to. I know people do not like cliffhangers but when you get the first two free and you find a gold mind it is worth paying for the other.

Rebecca Roberts as always gives me a highly entertaining listen she puts so much into her audios giving you a wonderful clear listen free of background noise. There are no high or low tones just wonderful clear even voices. I love her voice and could listen to it all day. Her male voices are as wonderful as her female ones. It is so wonderful to put a voice to the characters they feel more real to me. I love how she bring the story to life as she puts emotion into her read never leaving you guess as to how the character feels or what they are thinking. She always delivers a high quality audio that is highly entertaining. It is always a delight to see her name on an audio I have decided to listen to. She truly has a lovely voice with wonderful character voices it is really surprising how many different voices she has that sounds so different and truly fits each character. This was an audio I couldn’t put down and can’t wait until book 3 comes out. I really hope Ms. Roberts is the narrator of those as well. You are going to love this narrator and what she brings to the listen.

I thought the author gave a wonderful plot with a well written story line that was believable. It didn’t take me long to get lost in this story and I can’t wait to read the ending. I am not one for cliffhangers but this one is well worth it. My heart went out to Devin who lost so much as well as his true love. I doubt you could listen/read this and not have some strong feelings. What people will do to get what they want will amaze you. Devin will have to make some tough choices as he decides what he will do in this action packed wonderful suspenseful read. This is a new author to me and I plan to read more of her work she delivers a very highly entertaining read that you will get lost in.

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At nineteen, Devin Sutton lost his first love, his freedom, and his hope. Years later, the only thing he has on his mind this holiday season is finally settling the score back in Clover, North Carolina.
That is, until the girl he thought he’d lost forever crosses his path. Rebecca Farrus is supposed to be off living the life of her dreams, not tending bar in some dive.
When faced with the choice, will Devin decide to celebrate what he’s finally found or keep seeking retribution for everything he lost?


You really can't have it all, or so Devin Sutton is finding out fast. Returning to Clover was all part of his plan to exact revenge on the town that robbed him of nearly a decade of his life. Unfortunately, things quickly begin to crumble when he's forced to choose between rekindling an old love or destroying the town. Walking the fine line between both might just end up leaving him with nothing.
With his heart full of vengeance is there any room for love?

Book 3 - All My Heart
Book 4 - Facing Home