Tuesday, 27 November 2012

REVIEW: Mistress of Pain and Illusions by ER Pierce

Hey Book Lovers!

Kinky vampires time! You all may remember Eating out review I did a while back. Well I'm exploring ER Pierce's books and so far I am LOVING THEM! :D


An Erotic Halloween Horror Short Story.

Vampires Aline and Meri walk into a bar in the Backbay of Boston, and all hell breaks loose.

Contains erotic content as well as M/M, M/F/M and F/F sexual scenes. Blood, sex, magic and death. A perfect combination for Halloween.


OMG! This is one kinky, dark vampire sex session! Aline and Meri are so badass and smexy! I think the part I liked the best was when Aline thought of her and Meri's pass. So I'm looking forward to reading more about the kinky lovers :D

ER Pierce's website: http://erpierce.com/

To buy: 

Shell xxx 

Monday, 26 November 2012


Hey Book Lovers! 

Welcome to a fangtastic VAMPIRE MONDAY! 

How about we start off with some ebooks from Amazon then work our way to Kobo and nook? Yeah I think that's a good idea! Just click on the tile of each ebook and it will take you straight to the website :D


Covet by Felicity Heaton 
£1.99 or $3.19
They've burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah's master keep them apart forever?

Adults only--highly erotic vampire romance book / novella, contains light bondage 


Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost


After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all--but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him - a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own.

When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.


How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks


So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either...After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive.

Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...


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Here is what one lucky winner will win!!!!!!
She fights. He bites. Janie Parkers a supernatural assassin - not by choice, but whats a girl gonna do? The only thing standing between her and decapitation at the hands of her hellish boss is a magical artifact called The Eye. To get it, all Janie has to do is find a dark, broody vampire named Michael Quinn and take it. Easy, right? Except if Quinn keeps kissing her that way, she just might lose her head . . . in more ways than one. Former vampire hunter Michael Quinn is determined to become human again. If he grabs hold of The Eye and makes a wish then boom, everythings good with the world. But now Quinn has a sassy tagalong with a long, delectable neck and orders to stake him on sight. He just hopes his first bite wont be Janies last moment on earth . . .
 I've hoped you've enjoyed VAMPIRE MONDAY as much as I have!  Good luck to everyone that has entered VAMPIRE MONDAY giveaway! If you do read the vampire books then stop by Shells Book Corner on Facebook and let me know if they are any good!

Until next time.....


Shell xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

REVIEW: Embrace The Darkness by Alexandra Ivy!

Hey Book Lovers!

Here is my review on Embrace the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy!


Lady Shay is the last of her kind.  Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold.  Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain...

Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her.  Strangely, while he desires both Shay's blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly.

A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper.  It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott.  But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms...


The auction-house on the outskirts of Chicago didn't look like a cesspit.
Behind the iron fences the elegant brick structure sprawled over the landscape with a visible arrogance. The rooms were large with vaulted ceilings that boasted beautiful murals and elegant chandeliers. And on the advice of a professional they had been decorated with thick ivory carpets, glossy dark paneling, and hand carved furniture.
The overall atmosphere was the sort of quiet hush that only money could buy. Lots and lots of money.
It was the sort of swanky place that should be peddling rare paintings, priceless jewels, and museum artifacts.
Instead it was no more than a flesh market. A sewer where demons were sold like so much meat.
There was nothing pleasant about the slave trade. Not even when the trade was demons rather than humans. It was a sordid business that attracted every decadent, demented, slime ball in the country.
They came for all sorts of pathetic reasons.
Those who bought demons for mercenaries or body guards. Those who lusted after the more exotic sex slaves. Those who believed the blood of demons could bring them magic or eternal life.
And those who purchased demons to be released into their private lands and hunted like wild animals.
The bidders were men and women without conscience or morals. Only enough money to sate their twisted pleasures.
And at the top of the dung heap was the owner of the auction-house, Evor. He was one of the lesser trolls who made his living upon the misery of others with a smile on his face.
Someday Shay intended to kill Evor.
Unfortunately it would not be today.
Or rather tonight.
Attired in ridiculous harem pants and a tiny sequined top that revealed far more than it concealed, she paced the cramped cell behind the auction rooms. Her long raven black hair had been pulled to a braid that hung nearly to her waist. Better to reveal her slanted golden eyes, the delicate cast to her features, and the bronzed skin that marked her as something other than human.
Less than two months before she had been a slave to a coven of witches who intended to bring Armageddon to all demons. At the time she had thought anything was preferable to being their toady as she helplessly watched their evil plotting.
Hell, it's tough to top genocide.
It was only when she had been forced back to the power of Evor that she understood that death was not always the worst fate.
The grave was really nothing compared to what waited for her beyond the door.
Without thought Shay struck out with her foot, sending the lone table sailing through the air to crash against the iron bars with astonishing force.
From behind her came a heavy sigh that had her spinning to regard the small gargoyle hiding behind a chair in the far corner.
Levet wasn't much of a gargoyle.
Oh, he possessed the traditional grotesque features. Thick grey skin, reptilian eyes, horns, and cloven hoofs. He even possessed a long tail he polished and pampered with great pride. Unfortunately, despite his frightening appearance he was barely three feet tall and worse, as far as he was concerned, he possessed a pair of delicate, gossamer wings that would have been more fitting on a sprite or fairy than a lethal creature of the dark.
As if to add to his humiliation his powers were unpredictable under the best of circumstances, and his courage more often than not missing in action.
It was little wonder he had been voted out of the Gargoyle Guild and forced to fend for himself. They claimed he was an embarrassment to the entire community, and not one had stepped forward when he had been captured and made a slave by Evor.
Shay had taken the pathetic creature under her protection the moment she had been forced back to the auction house. Not only because she possessed a regrettable tendency to leap to the defense of anyone weaker than herself, but because she knew that it aggravated Evor to have his favorite whipping boy taken away.
The troll might hold the curse that bound her, but if he pressed her far enough she would be willing to kill him, even if it meant an end to her own life.
"Cherie, did the chair do something I did not see or were you just attempting to teach it a lesson?" Levet demanded, his voice low and laced with a lilting French accent.
Not at all the sort of thing to improve his status among the gargoyles.
Shay smiled wryly. "I was imagining it was Evor."
"Strange, they do not greatly resemble one another."
"I have a good imagination."
"Ah." He gave a ridiculous wiggle of his thick brow. "In that case I do not suppose you are imagining I'm Brad Pitt?"
Shay smiled wryly. "I'm good, but not that good, gargoyle."< o:p>
"A pity."
Her brief amusement faded. "No, the pity is that it was a table and not Evor smashed to pieces."
"A delightful notion, but a mere dream." The grey eyes slowly narrowed.
"Unless you intend to be stupid?"
Shay deliberately widened her eyes. "Who me?"
"Mon dieu," the demon growled. "You intend to fight him."
"I can't fight him. Not as long as I remain held by the curse."
"As if that has ever halted you." Levet tossed aside the pillow to reveal his tail furiously twitching about his hoofs. A sure sign of distress. "You can't kill him, but that never keeps you from trying to kick his fat troll ass."
"It passes the time."
"And leaves you screaming in agony for hours." He abruptly shuddered.
"Cherie, I can't bear seeing you like that. Not again. It's insane to battle against fate."
Shay grimaced. As part of the curse she was punished for any attempt to harm her master. The searing pain that gripped her body could leave her gasping on the ground or even passed out for hours. Lately, however, the punishment had become so brutal she feared that each time she pressed her luck it might be the last time.
She gave a tug on her braid. A gesture that revealed the frustration that smoldered just below the surface.
"You think I should just give in? Accept defeat?"
"What choice do you have? What choice do any of us have? Not all the fighting in the world can change the fact we belong…" Levet rubbed one of his stunted horns. "How do you say…lock, stock and jug…"
"Ah yes, barrel to Evor. And that he can do whatever he wants with us."
Shay gritted her teeth as she turned to glare at the iron bars that held her captive. "Shit. I hate this. I hate Evor. I hate this cell. I hate those pathetic demons up there waiting to bid on me. I almost wish I had let those witches bring an end to all of us."
"You will get no arguments from me, my sweet Shay," Levet agreed with a sigh.
Shay closed her eyes. Dammit. She hadn't meant the words. She was tired and frustrated, but she was no coward. Just the fact she had survived the past century proved that.
"No," she muttered. "No."
Levet gave a flap of his wings. "And why not? We are trapped here like rats in a maze until we can be sold to the highest bidder. What could be worse?"
Shay smiled without humor. "Allowing fate to win."
"So far fate or destiny or fortune or whatever the hell you want to call it has done nothing but crap on us," Shay growled. "I'm not going to just give in and allow it to thumb its nose at me as I slink into my grave. One of these days I'm going to have an opportunity to spit fate in its face. That's what keeps me fighting."
There was a long silence before the gargoyle moved to stand near enough that he could rub his head on her leg. It was an unconscious gesture.
A quest for reassurance that he would rather die than admit.
"I am uncertain I have ever heard such an inelegant speech, but I believe you. If anyone can get away from Evor, it's you."
Absently Shay shifted the horn poking into her thigh. "I'll come back for you, Levet, that much I promise."
"Well, well, isn't this touching?" Abruptly appearing before the iron bars of the cell Evor smiled to reveal his pointed teeth. "Beauty and the Beast."
With a smooth motion Shay had pressed Levet behind her and turned to regard her captor.
A sneer touched her face as the troll stepped into the cell and locked the door behind him. Evor easily passed for human. An incredibly ugly human.
He was a short, pudgy man with a round, squishy face and heavy jowls.
His hair was little more than tufts of stray strands that he carefully combed over his head. And his small black eyes had a tendency to flash red when he was annoyed.
The eyes he hid behind black framed glasses.
The thickly fleshed body he hid behind an obscenely expensive tailored suit.
Only the teeth marked him for the troll he was.
That and his utter lack of morals.
"Screw you, Evor," Shay muttered.
The nasty smile widened. "You wish."
Shay narrowed her gaze. The troll had been trying to get into her bed since gaining control of her curse. The only thing that had halted him from forcing her had been the knowledge she was quite willing to kill the both of them to prevent such a horror.
"I'll walk through the fires of hell before I let you touch me."
Fury rippled over the pudgy features before the oily smile returned.
"Someday, my beauty, you'll be happy to be spread beneath me. We all have our breaking point. Eventually you'll reach yours."
"Not in this lifetime."
His tongue flicked out in an obscene motion. "So proud. So powerful.
I shall enjoy pouring my seed into you. But not yet. There is still money to be made from you. And money always comes first." Lifting his hand he revealed the heavy iron shackles that he had hid behind his body. "Will you put these on or do I need to call for the boys?"
Shay crossed her arms over her chest. She might only be half Shalott, but she possessed all the strength and agility of her ancestors. They were not the favorite assassins of the demon-world without cause.
"After all these years you still think those goons can hurt me?"
"Oh, I have no intention of having them hurt you. I should hate to have you damaged before the bidding." Very deliberately his gaze shifted to where Levet was cowering behind her legs. "I merely wish them to encourage your good behavior."
The gargoyle gave a low moan. "Shay?"
She battled back the instinctive urge to punch the pointed teeth down his throat. It would only put her on the ground in agony. Worse, it would leave Levet at the mercy of the hulking mountain trolls Evor used as protection.
They would take great delight in torturing the poor gargoyle.
As far as she knew their only pleasure was giving pain to others.
Freaking trolls.
"Fine." She held out her arms with a furious scowl.
"A wise choice." Keeping a wary eye on her, Evor pressed the shackles over her wrists and locked them shut. "I knew you would understand the situation once it was properly explained."
Shay hissed as the iron bit into her skin. She could feel her power draining and her flesh chaffing beneath the iron. It was her one certain Achilles heel.
"All I understand is that someday I'm going to kill you."
He gave a jerk on the chain that draped between the shackles. "Behave yourself, bitch, or your little friend pays the consequences. Got it?"
Shay battled back the sickness that clutched at her stomach.
Once again she was going to be placed on the stage and sold off to the highest bidder. She would be utterly at the mercy of some stranger who could do whatever he pleased with her.
And there wasn't a damn thing she could do to stop it.
"Yeah, I got it. Let's just get this over with."
Evor opened his mouth to make a smart ass comment only to snap the fish lips shut when he caught sight of her expression. She was close enough to the edge that he was wary of pushing her over.
Which only proved that he wasn't quite as stupid as he looked.
In silence they left the cell and climbed the narrow stairs to the back of the stage. Evor paused only long enough to lock her shackles to a pole anchored in the floor before moving toward the closed curtains and slipping through them to face the crowd.
Alone in the darkness Shay sucked in a deep breath and tried to ignore the rumblings of the crowd just beyond the curtain.
Even without being able to see the potential bidders she could feel the presence of the gathering demons and humans. She could smell the stench of their sweat. Feel the smoldering impatience. Taste the depraved lust in the air.
She abruptly frowned. There was something else. Something that was subtly laced through it all.
A sense of decaying evil that sent a chill of horror over her skin.
It was vague. As if the being was not truly in the room in full form.
More like a looming, intangible presence. An echo of foulness that made her stomach clench in fear.
Swallowing back her instinctive scream she closed her eyes and forced herself to take a deep, steadying breath. In the distance she heard Evor loudly clear his throat to command attention.
"And now, ladies and gentlemen, demons and fairies, dead and undead…it is time for our main attraction. Our piece de resistance. An item so rare, so extraordinary that only those who possess a golden token may remain," he dramatically announced. "The rest may retire to our reception rooms where you will be offered your choice of refreshment."
Despite the lingering certainty she had just been brushed by some malignant gaze Shay managed a disgusted grimace. Evor was always a pompous blow-hard. Tonight, however, he put even the cheesiest ring-master to shame.
"Gather close, my friends," Evor commanded as the dregs of bidders were forced to leave the room. To be granted a golden ticket a person or demon had to carry at least $50,000 in cash on them. The slave trade rarely accepted checks or credit cards. Go figure. "You will not wish to miss your first glimpse of my precious treasure. Do not fear, I have ensured that she is properly chained. She will offer no danger. No danger beyond her perilous charm. She will not rip your heart from your chest, but I do not promise she will not steal it with her beauty."
"Shut your mouth and open the curtain," a voice growled.
"You are impatient?" Evor demanded, his tone edged with anger. He didn't like his well practiced act interrupted.
"I don't have all night. Get on with it."
"Ah, a premature…bidder, a pity. Let us hope for your sake that it is not an affliction that taints your performance in other areas," Evor sneered, pausing to allow the roar of coarse laughter to fade. "Now where was I? Oh yes. My prize. My most beloved slave. Demons and ghouls, allow me to introduce you to Lady Shay…the last Shalott to walk our world."
With a dramatic motion the curtain disappeared in a puff of smoke, leaving Shay exposed to the near two dozen men and demons.
Deliberately she lowered her gaze as she heard the gasps echo through the room. It was humiliating enough to smell their rabid hunger. She didn't need to see it written on their faces.
"Is this a trick?" a dark voice demanded in disbelief. Hardly surprising. As far as Shay knew she truly was the last Shalott remaining in the world.
"No trick, no illusion."
"As if I'd take your word for it, troll. I want proof."
"Proof? Very well." There was a moment pause as Evor searched the crowd. "You there, come forward," he commanded.
Shay tensed as she felt the cold chill that warned her it was a vampire approaching. Her blood was more precious than gold to the undead. An aphrodisiac that they would kill to procure.
With her attention focused on the tall, gaunt vampire Shay barely noticed when Evor grabbed her arm and used a knife to slice through the skin of her forearm. Hissing softly the vamp leaned downward to lick the welling blood. His entire body shivered as he lifted his head to regard her with stark hunger.
"There is human blood, but she is genuine Shalott," he rasped.
With a smooth motion Evor had placed his pudgy form between the vamp and Shay, shooing the predator away with a wave of his hand. Reluctantly the undead creature left the stage, no doubt sensing the impending riot if he gave into his impulse to sink his teeth into her and drain her dry.
Evor waited until the stage was cleared before moving to stand behind his podium. He grasped his gavel and lifted it over his head.
Ridiculous twit.
"Satisfied? Good." Evor smacked the gavel onto the podium. "The bidding starts at 50,000 dollars. Remember, gentlemen, cash only."
Shay's gaze once again dropped to her feet as the voices called out their bids. Soon enough she would be forced to confront her new master.
She didn't want to watch as they wrangled over her like a pack of dogs
slavering over a juicy bone.
"100,000 dollars." A shrill voice shouted from the back of the room.
A sly smile touched Evor's thin lips. "A most generous bid, my good sir. Anyone else? No? Going once…Going twice…"
A sharp silence filled the room. Without even realizing what she was doing Shay lifted her head to stare into the crowd jamming the auction floor.
There was something about that silky dark voice. Something…familiar.
"Step forward," Evor demanded, his eyes shimmering red. "Step forward and offer your name."
There was a stir as the crowd parted. From the back shadows a tall, elegant form glided forward.
A hushed whisper spread through the room as the muted light revealed the hauntingly beautiful face and satin curtain of silver hair that fell down his back.
It took only a glance to realize he was a vampire.
No human could so closely resemble an angel that had fallen from heaven.
And fallen recently. Or move with such liquid grace. Or cause the demons to back away in wary fear.
Shay's breath caught in her throat. Not at his stunning beauty, or powerful presence, or even the flamboyant velvet cloak that shrouded his slender form.
It was the fact that she knew this vampire.
He had been at her side when they had battled the coven of witches weeks ago. And more importantly, he had been at her side when she had saved his life.
And now he was here bidding on her like she was no more than a piece of property.
Damn his rotten soul to hell.



OMG! I loved this story! Viper is such a sweetie pie at heart and Shay is just so bad ass but my favourite character of this story must be.....................LEVET! <3 He is just so awesome! I won't spoil the book for you but it will make you LOL, LMFAO, Gasp, Shout, Cry and Crave a man like Viper! 

For more of Alexandra Ivy's books then click here: http://www.alexandraivy.com/index.htm

To buy Embrace the Darkness then click here: Amazon US

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Wolf Within Review + Worth Fighting For Review

Hey Book Lovers! 

Sorry I haven't reviewed in a while but life has been crazy!!!!! So here is a two for one review! 

Alpine Woods Shifters, Book Three

Julie doesn’t know what to think when the man she’s had a crush on her entire life --a man she’s sure is meant to be mated to her sister-- hits on her after she returns home from college. But the harder she tries to distance herself from him, the harder he works to win her over. She knows he couldn’t want to mate with her, a freak who was born full human among shifters. So why won’t he accept her rejection?

Brendan has been waiting for his mate to return for years. Now that she’s finally home, there’s nothing that can keep him from her. Not even her three alpha wolf brothers. But he’s not the only one who’s after Julie. Something else wants to use her for its own evil purposes. Her need for protection allows him to get close, but at what cost? Will his love be enough to keep her safe?


I love the Alpine Wood series, so when I started to read Julie and Brendan's story I started off really enjoyed it. I looked forward to seeing a what it's like for Julie to be the odd one out in a family full of werewolves. The relationship between Brendan and Julie is one full of love and they know each other so well since they grew up together the relationship is smexy and sooooooooooo cute! 

I can't wait for more of Alpine Wood books!!!! :D

Alpine Woods Shifters, Book 4 

As leader of a fox skulk, Cody is used to feeling protective of his people. But when his best friend, Misty, gets attacked, the panic he feels has nothing to do with duty. Suddenly, he’s noticing Misty as a woman instead of the girl he grew up with. Is he willing to risk their friendship to pursue a relationship with her?

Misty has loved Cody for years, but he’s always viewed her as one of the guys. She’s tried everything to show him how perfect they would be together, without success. Now, he’s looking at her like she always dreamed he would. But every time she gets close, he pulls away.

Neither see the danger lurking in the background. Someone is plotting against the foxes, leaving them all in jeopardy…especially Misty. Can Cody overcome his fears in time to save the woman he loves?


It is great to catch up with all the Alpine Woods shifters again as they all look out for an other like one big crazy family. There is a lot of laughs throughout the book that will make you LMFAO!!!! The relationship that Cody and Misty share includes witty banter that comes with years and years and years and yearrrrrrrsssss of knowing someone. I LOL-ed so badly at!

Sondrae Bennett Website
The Wolf Within
Worth Fighting For

Shell xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Hey Book Lovers! 

Here's Ethan's book! Smexy! 

CHASING PARADISE by Sondrae Bennett

He'll do whatever it takes to earn back her trust. A vacation is exactly what Ethan needs to escape the mate hungry females in his pack. Determined to have fun, he can't think of a better way to start than sampling all the different flavors the shifter only resort has to offer, and not the food variety. 

But after he meets Gwen, no one else holds any interest for him. Ethan came onvacation to avoid mating. There's no way he's going to give up his freedom without a fight. Gwen is devastated when she hears her mate denying everything they are to each other. 

She can't sit by, watching him fool around with other girls at the resort. Or worse, crawl back, unable to resist the mating pull but not really wanting her. She needs to get away and her own vacation sounds like the perfect plan. 

But she should have remembered what her mother always taught her, never run from a predator unless you want them to chase you. The hunt is on...


This book was amazing! It was a whirl wind of emotions and twists and turns. When I started reading this book, Ethan so reminded me of my cousin who is such a Player, I though this would be awesome. And oh boy was I right! I really don't want to spoil it for you but I will say that we will get to see how Jason and Samantha are getting on :) 

So can't wait to read the next book!

To find out more about Alpine Woods: http://www.sondraebennett.com/

Shell xxx

Friday, 9 November 2012

REVIEW: Arctic Winds by Sondrae Bennett

Hey Book Lovers!

It's time for another review! Enjoy! :D


Nothing will stop a wolf once he's found his mate...not even her own doubts.

After her skulk abandoned her four years ago, Samantha knew she would never truly be wanted. 

When she accidentally stumbles into a wolf town and is asked by their premier to stay, she believes it's the novelty of an arctic fox motivating him. She knows she'll be on her own again once he tires of her.Jason finds himself pulled to Samantha from the moment she faints in his arms. 

His wolf is calling to him, telling him he's found their mate and the heat he feels for Samantha is impossible to resist. But his little fox is loaded down with emotional baggage and doesn't believe she's worthy of love. 

Can he overcome her fears? Or will pack jealousies and the local foxes convince her she doesn't belong with him before he has a chance?


Samantha nervously wrung her hands. “Listen, I told you I wasn’t going to cause trouble, but if you don’t believe me, maybe I should just head out. I appreciate everything, and I’m feeling much better now…”

Samantha stopped talking as Jason backed her up against the side of her car. Towering over her, Jason drew her eyes to his. He had a wild, almost feral look in his eyes, and a wave of desire crashed through her. He gripped her hips as he pressed her against her car door with his body.

“I’m not worried you’re going to cause trouble,” he all but growled out.
Staring up into his eyes, altered from their mossy green color to a pale yellow that practically glowed, Samantha felt heat flood her core.

“Then what are you worried about?” Samantha whispered, gripping his forearms. He didn’t answer, but his gaze lowered to her lips and he growled again, low and deep. From her position, pushed up against the car by his hard chest, Samantha didn’t hear the rumble so much as she felt it reverberate against her. With the car behind her and the equally unyielding chest in front of her, Samantha felt an unfamiliar spike in her desire as she realized there was no escape. She didn’t want one. She had no thoughts of running away from this man.

Jason slowly lowered his head and molded his lips to hers. His kiss was softer than she expected, barely exerting any pressure.

She stared into beastly eyes and knew the animal was on a short leash. Wanting his wolf set free, she ran her hands up his arms and locked them behind his neck. Deliberately arching her body into his, she tried to make him snap. She wanted his untamed passion--and she got exactly what she asked for.
He pushed her harder against the car as his tongue thrust into her mouth. It was exhilarating, and she moaned, closing her eyes as she moved restlessly against him.

This kiss was unlike the careless assaults she’d previously experienced. Jason’s kisses felt like he was claiming her mouth as his own.

She freely gave him everything he demanded and more. Samantha massaged his tongue with hers and let the world drift away. Only the two of them existed in this new world. She felt a gentle pressure on her hips, and realizing he had lifted her, she wrapped her legs around his waist. His lower body held her up against her car, completely supporting her. Being in his arms, depending on his strength to keep her from falling, only turned Samantha on more. She deepened the kiss and felt his fangs begin to extend. He lifted his hands from her hips and pushed them up under her sweater to cup her small breasts. He circled her stiff nipples through her lace bra with his thumbs, causing her to moan deeply against his lips.

This was by far the most exhilarating experience she’d ever had, and she moved her body against him. She couldn’t get close enough. She wanted to feel his naked flesh against hers. Samantha didn’t know what miracle had made this strong, beautiful and giving man desire her, but she wanted him, now, before he changed his mind.

This book is so awesome! I loved the small town feeling of this book. It was very Shiftery and I love the brothers in this book! They are so cute and smexy! The twist with what Samantha is, like what Shifter she is, was a shocker! I highly recommend this book to any Shifter fan! 

To check out more of Sondrae Bennett books click here: http://www.sondraebennett.com/

Shell xxx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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Friday, 2 November 2012

REVIEW: Wild Steamy by Carolyn Crane, Jill Myles and Meljean Brook

 Hey Book Lovers!

Some of you who checked out SHIFTER MONDAY  may remember this book or perhaps have read it. Well here is my review of Wild & Steamy!


Three all-new novellas of the supernatural and steampunk kind...

A Tale of the Iron Seas - While the search for a killer puts Constable Newberry’s life in danger, he faces a danger of another kind: to his heart, by the woman forced to marry him. What will it take for this prudish bounder to convince his wife to stay? (13K words)

"VIXEN" by Jill Myles
Miko’s denied her were-fox nature for far too long and turned her back on her vixen heritage. But when she meets two very sexy cat-shifters, she has to decide if she truly wants to give up on her frisky side, or embrace it. Because the were-fox in her doesn’t want to choose between both men…it wants them both. (15K words)

"KITTEN-TIGER & THE MONK" by Carolyn Crane
A Disillusionists Novella - Sophia Sidway, Midcity’s most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption…but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all. (20K words) 


The Blushing Bounders, didn't much sense to me. I tried to read it a couple of times to understand the plot line, the wording and the characters. I got confused with who was who in the book. So I just give up in trying to understand it. I guess Steampunk books aren't for me which I think this was a good experience  because I learnt something new about my reading limits. So if you love Steampunk books then this is for you. I've seen the review on Amazon and people seem to love it. But sadly this book isn't for me and it's not very Wild & Steamy. Sorry Meljean!!!!! (2 stars **)

Vixen, WAS Wild & Steamy. It was way too short for me. I would have liked to have read more about Sam and Jere, you know a wee bit more on their background etc. I loved that, Jill, created her own version of Were-foxes, but then again I've only read about Shelly Laurenston's Were-Foxes. It was very easy to read and to understand but again I wish it had been longers. It was very hot and steamy! (4 stars ****)

Kitten-Tiger & The Monk, was good to begin with then I got confused. I thought that Sophia was a tiger shifter or something like that. I didn't understand some of the words in the short story such as 'Tangles'. What does that mean anyway? I think this book was apart of a series so which is why I got confused again. *Headache*  This book was not Wild & Steamy, sadly. Sorry Carolyn!!!!! (2 Stars **)

I was looking forward to three cracking short stories but sadly I was wrong, I only got one cracking story that I understood. But this is a free e-book and who can't say no to a free e-book?! I can't with is why I bought this book lol 


Shell xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Enforcers Redemption by Carrie Ann Ryan

Hey Book Lovers!
Please welcome the creator of the amazing Redwood Pack series! Carrie Ann Ryan is here! Whoop Whoop!
1. Hi, Carrie Ann! I am so thrilled to have you here today! Please give us some background to my followers about Enforcer’s Redemption.

Hi! Thanks for having me! Enforcer’s Redemption is the fourth book in my Redwood Pack series. This is Adam’s book!!! Adam is the Enforcer of the Pack and lost his mate twenty years ago and is just now ready to heal. This was one of the hardest—no the hardest book I’ve ever written in my life. Adam and Bay fought me the entire way through.

2. What inspired you to write Enforcer’s Redemption?

I wanted to see what would happen if someone had lost everything and had to rebuild. I wanted to see if Adam could find another mate and be happy—something he wasn’t good at.

3. When did you start writing novels?

I started writing for publication in July 2011. It’s been a little crazy. But even before that, I was always a writer.

4. Do you miss your teaching job?

Yes and no! I miss the security – if you can even call it that in this economy. I miss the fact that I don’t get to teach daily and share what I know. But I do it in a different fashion now, just in writing, though I’m more in the learning phase I think.

5. Would you ever do a book tour?

I do online all the time! In person? If people would actually want to meet me and if I had the money? Sure. I did my first signing in Sept and LOVED it though. I’m not going to do another one though until next year. If I find authors around me who want to do one though, I may join in. 
6. Do you have any advice for people, who are considering getting into the writing business?

Write. Have more than one book ready before you try and publish –indie or traditional. Do your research. Do what’s right for you.

7. What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

Staying home this year instead of going to the shore.

8. Do you have any Thanksgiving recipes to share with us?

Not any good ones! Most of what I do is by memory. 
9. Would you write a Thanksgiving themed book in future?

Ironically, me Dana Marie Bell, and Ranae Rose have a Turkey Shifter Facebook page where we write stories with Darkness, the Turkey Shifter. He came about from a discussion at RAW and never went away!

10. What can we expect from you for the rest of 2012?

I have one more book out in 2012, Santa’s Executive, Holiday, Montana book 3 comes out Dec 4th!

Info on Carrie Ann Ryan!
Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate - even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is an bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. You can find her at:

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Enforcer’s Redemption Blurb

Adam Jamenson has suffered through the worst loss known to man. The only reason he lives day-to-day is to ensure the safety of his Pack. As the Enforcer of the Redwood Pack, it is his job to protect all in his path, though he was unable to protect the ones he held dear. The war with the Centrals is heating up and Adam must try and grit through it in order to survive. Though the broken man inside of him may not want to…

Bay Milton is a werewolf with a past. And a secret. She’s met the Redwood’s Enforcer only once, but it left a lasting effect. Now she needs to find him or everything he had thought he lost, may be lost again.

Together, they must struggle and find a way to fight their pasts and present in order to protect their future. But the Centrals have a plan that might make their path one of loss and destruction.

Find it On:


The scent of ice and berries filled Adams nose. He loved the way it made him feel at home, like he belonged. A warm body lay flush against him, and he smiled. His Anna. She'd come home. He rested his hands on the swell of her belly, feeling their child. He inhaled that ice and berries scent again as the fog lifted, and he froze.
His Anna did not smell of those things. No, his Anna smelled of oranges and cinnamon. He cracked open his eyes, ignoring the dull throb in his temples and behind his eyelids, and bit back a curse. Bay lay snuggled in his side, and his erection strained his jeans, rubbing against her. He stopped the movement of his hips and bit back another curse. Flashes of the night before came back to him. Images of Maddox dragging him back to his home and throwing him on the bed mixed with images of the red-haired stranger taking care of him.
She whimpered in her sleep, and instinctively he cradled her face with his hand to quiet her. She rubbed her cheek against his palm and quieted, her body sinking into his like it had a right to be there. 

Giveaway Time!!!

Carrie Ann is giveaway a swag pack 

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comment! This giveaway ends on 

Tuesday 6th November! This 

giveaway is INT :D