August 01, 2015.

StackingShelves

 

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

No much for me this week, but I did find a few books to fill out a couple of series I started. What I purchased:

 

All of these books were $1.99 and $0.99 at the time of order.

 

Here are a few free books I found as well:

 

What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
 



July 25, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 
 
What I purchased last week (all of these were on sale):

 
 
Since my book is on sale this week as well, I’ve included it with the list of purchased books. :)
 
 
The Demon Underground Series by Parker Blue caught my attention. The whole series was on sale earlier in the week, but it looks like they’re back to the original price now. *bummer*

 
 

Here are a number of free books this week:

 
 
What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
 
 



July 23, 2015.

BloodSworn

 

SALE!

Summer is finally here in Minnesota! After an extended winter, the weather has finally turned nice. To celebrate, I’m offering a $0.99 sale for BloodSworn  until July 28th!

 

Lions, werewolves, and hunky alpha males, oh my! If you enjoy adventure, magic and forbidden love, be sure to check out this dark paranormal romance.
 
 

Blurb:

Ten years after they bound her powers and banished her, Trina Weyebridge had successfully carved out a new existence in the human world. She put her life as a witch behind her. But, her magic would not be denied, the bindings holding them in check are weakening. Vampires who crave a taste of the powers stored in her blood are hunting her with deadly force and have kidnapped her sister to lure her out. In a desperate bid to free her sister and gain her own freedom, Trina bargains with the all-too-tempting lion shifter who calls out the long forgotten wild side in her…she would be his concubine in return for pack protection. She’d be safe…until they found out the truth.
 
 
UNDENIABLE DESIRE. FORBIDDEN LOVE. INESCAPABLE DESTINY.
 
 
When Merrick spots a female intruder living on his property, he’s intrigued by her daring. Curious to find out more, he follows her and comes to her aid when she falls prey to an attack. After weeks of unnatural silence, his beast awakens at her touch, and he suspects that she might be the only one able to save his race from a disease killing his kind. Not willing to take the chance of losing her, he binds her to him the only way he knows how…by claiming her as his own. All he has to do to save her is uncover the secrets of her past, stop a pack revolt, convince her that she’s desperately in love with him in return, and prevent a war.
 
 
 

Excerpt:

Trina wasn’t aware what woke her, but she wanted to kill them when the warm, sensual dream faded. She held still, half-able to feel those hands linger on her body, but the outside world refused to bow to her wish.

 

Sounds seeped in first.

 

Or the absence of sounds.

 

No tweeting of birds. No people coming or going. She groped for her weapon and sighed of relief when her fingers encountered cool steel.

 

The image of the sexy man, bound and determined to bring her pleasure, vanished like a wisp of smoke, and she nearly whimpered.

 

Then she became aware of the soft surface beneath her and not the hard lump of the makeshift bed she’d created in the shed. She cracked open one eye, uncertain what to expect.

 

The Den.

 

Merrick.

 

He was the Leo. Of course he was. How could she not have known? And how the heck did she get his attention or more importantly, how did she escape it now that she was his concubine?

 

Memories of yesterday flittered through her head. One thought rose to the forefront, like how she fell asleep on the couch and ended up on the bed.

 

Half-afraid of what she’d find, she stretched out, shivering at the feel of silk against her skin. She was spread-eagle on the bed, nowhere near the sides, when she realized she was alone. Relief and disappointment struck in equal measure, and she hated that she felt both.

 

The dream teased the back of her mind. She felt haunted by her phantom lover’s touch, the aching need when he kissed her. She was devastated by the loss, the realization he wasn’t real.

 

She befriended humans, but had never committed to a relationship for the simple fact that any boyfriend she chose would always be in danger.

 

She’d avoided the paranormal as well for fear of discovery. But the man in her dream was different. He knew about her past and could protect himself.

 

What hurt the most was it would only ever be a fantasy.

 

She rubbed her eyes, banishing the dream as best she could. She had work to do. Sunlight streamed through the room, and she was surprised at how deeply she’d slept. A few more nights rest like last night, a couple of meals, and she’d be back to normal.

 

But first she had to do her job.

 

She scooted to the edge of the mattress and found that her feet dangled nearly a foot from the floor. She dropped down, the plush rug warm under her toes. She walked around the bed to grab her pack, probing her ribs, taking measure of her injuries.

 

Or where her wounds should’ve been.

 

She ripped off the bandages, wincing at the tug of stubborn tape. Deep bruises made the whole side of her body sensitive to even the slightest touch, but the open lacerations she’d sustained last night had closed. Smooth skin met her fingertips. Though she was thankful, the rapid healing didn’t bode well for her.

 

It meant the bindings were weakening. How much longer before they broke all together? A small part of her, the little girl who’d lost her powers just as she found them, cheered at being able to defend herself. The adult trembled.

 

What did she know about magic?

 

If she reversed the process and stopped her magic from unraveling, she could buy herself some time. She was halfway bent down to kneel and grab her bag when she saw him.

 

The same man from her dreams.

 

A very naked man.

 

Merrick.

 

Her mind rebelled. She couldn’t have had a sexy dream about the man who might very well destroy her. Vampires had been inside the Den not a day ago. She couldn’t forget that, no matter how much her body wanted to be worshiped by him.

 

Merrick lay stretched out, dwarfing the extra-large couch. He didn’t look comfortable, but that wasn’t what captured her attention. The sun highlighted the golden color of his skin. It was just how she imagined his animal would appear.

 

The only thing blocking her view was the sheet draped haphazardly over his slim hips. Her brain short-circuited at the thought of him completely nude.

 

Him sleeping within a few feet of her and all without a stitch of clothing on struck her dumb, and her emotions jumbled at the conflicting emotions.

 

She swallowed hard and fanned her face. No matter how much she might have wished it, there was no way that image would ever be far from her mind. Every time she saw him now, she would picture him stretched out as if for her pleasure.

 

It didn’t matter that she was a doctor, that she’d seen hundreds of naked bodies. She knew layers of skin and bone, but nothing in her studies had ever shown a man structured quite like him, with muscles quite so defined and begging to be stroked.

 

Doctor.

 

She shook her head at the reminder, as if she could banish the impulse so easily. She needed to get a closer look at him to decide what was the best course of action…for medical purposes she told herself sternly when her pulse betrayed her and sped up.

 

She just didn’t know if she’d survive it.

 

One thing would help…getting him clothed.

 

But she couldn’t tear her gaze away from that sheet. Or more precisely, what it hid. Where was a gust of wind when you needed one?

 

Her fingers itched to explore all that exposed flesh, but she feared it had nothing to do with science. Her body urged her to touch, while the sane, sensible part of her mind seemed to have taken a vacation.

 

Then she saw the lines of strain, the stiff way he held himself even in sleep. She needed to see his back.

 

“Merrick, roll over.”

 

Trina found herself sprawled across the floor with a lion, in all but animal form, half sprawled over her with his face just inches from hers.

 

She hadn’t even seen him move.

 

Was it her imagination or were his teeth sharper, his body larger, and his eyes shaded just this side of golden?

 

She gave a tentative smile, knowing better than to try and escape. “Hello.”

 

“Are we under attack?” He blinked as if confused, finally recognizing her. His sleepy expression sent her heart thumping hard against her ribcage. The rumpled appearance only made him more attractive, more approachable and more touchable than was good for her.

 

Especially when she felt the sheet tangled around her feet.

 

No matter how much she told herself not to do it, it was too late. Her eyes flickered downward.

 

Yup, naked.

 

And such a nice naked backside, too.

 

It was her turn to blink when she felt his arousal.

 

“Attack?” It sure felt like it, and she was unarmed.

 

BloodSworn

 

 



July 18, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

I’ve been told this is a great series, so I had to check it out:

 

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99.

 

Here are a few free reads that I found as well:

 

 

I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?



July 11, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

As you can see, I fell back into my old habits pretty quickly.
What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books are on sale yet, so check them out if you’re interested.
 
I also found a series on sales that you might find interesting:

 

Here are a few free reads I picked up this week that are still free:

 

I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?
 



July 04, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were $1.99 or $2.99.

 

I practiced some self-restraint and only picked up two free books this week:

 

Happy Fourth of July!!

What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?

 



June 30, 2015.

Turkey 6-2015
 

Why to antagonize the dog trapped in the house by cruel humans who won’t let him out to HUNT the intruders!!

 

See the mighty hunters…

 

WindowWatching 6-2015

 

 And yes, that is a little swimming pool for our spoiled pooch. He LOVES it! Isn’t he cute? See his ‘little’ stick in the pool…or should I say small tree? lol

 
June 2015 Max Pool
 

The down side to the swimming pool? Dog swamp ass when he comes in the house.

 

*gah*

 

Wet dog smell…everywhere!

 

*sigh*

 

How’s your summer going?

 


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June 27, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

…nothing! I did it! I managed to go a week without buying a book.

O

M

G!

The sky is falling…lol

 

Here are some free books that I managed to snag that are still free:

 

What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?



June 24, 2015.

I read the first book in the Diamond City Magic series earlier this year and fell in love with the unique world and brash characters. I adored the mixture of magic and mayhem, so when I saw book two was up for review, I snatched it up.

 

 

Title: Edge of Dreams (The Diamond City Magic Novels)

Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis 

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books via NetGallery

Release date: April 2015

Pages: 226

ASIN: B00R6TG2ZA

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

 

DESCRIPTION:
The road to hell is paved with good intentions…And a pound of flesh.

 

Magical tracking expert Riley Hollis is on a mission to save five teenagers lost inside a mountain. But nothing is what it seems, and soon Riley finds herself bruised, bloodied, and embroiled in a battle to bring down a sadistic criminal dealing in human souls and the darkest of magics.

 

Her only hope may be to swallow her pride and ask for help from her not-quite-ex-boyfriend and his notorious brother—Tyet criminal boss, Gregg Touray. Even that may not be enough to protect her. Something has gone very wrong in the trace dimension and in Riley’s head.

 

If she doesn’t figure out how to handle the past, the present, the trace, and the bad guys, the road to hell is going to look like a great alternative.

 

 

REVIEW:
Refusing to be used as a magical pawn, Riley gave up the man she loved in order to keep him safe. Unfortunately, the secrets of her magical talents continued to spread. Not ready to face her new reality, she took a mundane case to locate a few missing teenagers…only to discover it was a carefully placed trap that led her to an underground lab, magical prisoners, and a deadly drug that can literally make people disappear. Riley must embrace her magic to defeat the madman hunting her or face losing the people she cares about most.

 

I’m a huge urban fantasy fan, and Edge of Dreams lives up to the hype. With plenty of action, drama and intricate world building, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Riley was a tough nut to crack, walking a thin line of keeping everyone safe and her magic secret. While I enjoyed being dragged along the story with her, she remained too much in her head, slowing the action and tension in a couple of spots. The action and fight scenes revealed Riley’s stubborn nature, she knew how to take a beating, but she begrudgingly called for  help when those she cared about were placed in danger. I liked Riley’s prickly edge and soft heart, the combination of sweet and sour. The touch of romance only added to the story. The first book dealt a lot with them as a couple, this book not so much…and I missed it. Overall, an enjoyable read. The story ended on a slight cliff hanger, and I will can’t wait to read more!

 

 

Previous books in the series:

 


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June 20, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99. My plan to cut back on book buying failed miserably. *eye roll*

 

Free books I picked up last week:

 

Unfortunately, a number of free books I snagged already went back to normal price, so I didn’t list them.

 

 

BONUS:

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