Vampire Dead-tective

Vampire Dead-tectiveLiz was a normal woman working at a 9 to 5 job with a roommate that was a little eccentric. Her world will be flipped upside down when her roommate will be killed and people want her dead and the ring that had belonged to her roommate. Liz will quickly find that there was another world out there, a supernatural world, and she was now part of it.

Vampire Dead-tective is the first novella to the series Dead-tective by Mac Flynn. So first off I liked the book. I had gotten it free on amazon for the kindle. I thought it sounded interesting with a vampire and human having to work together.

The story held some humor with these two characters. Liz was a normal human who thought that vampires didn’t exist. She asks a lot of questions, gets no answers, and I believe is in shock pretty much throughout the story, though I couldn’t really blame her given the situation. Then there is Vincent who is the vampire. He is sarcastic and mean with a strange sense of humor. He doesn’t want to be around Liz or to be tied to her. I would think that if his life was at risk then he would be a little nicer to the person who could end his life.

So what I found interesting with the story was the ring that both Liz and Vincent wore which tied them together. You find that out pretty quickly. Then there is the special abilities that Liz acquires which I would assume she will get better using as the series goes on, at least I would hope.

It looks like the series is with five novellas which you can get on amazon, though only the first one is free. I know that I will be back to read more from Mac Flynn especially as I would like to find out what had happened to Tim, Liz’s roommate, and why he had taken off the ring that had helped end his life.

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Heart of the Wolf

Heart of the WolfBella, a Red werewolf, was raised as a gray which was her adoptive pack. She will last a while with the pack that is until the pack leader will start to do anything to get her. She will runaway from the pack as she can not protect herself against the leader. For a while she will be safe but after 150 years of running she will come face to face with Devlyn who will be taking her back to the pack. She had been in love with Devlyn but knows that they can’t be as their leader would kill him.

Devlyn follows his pack as it is his family and he knows no way else which leads him to follow orders. But Devlyn will break the rules this time to help Bella, the woman he has always loved. He will do all that he can to protect her from the Red werewolves who wanted her as a mate and his own pack leader who wanted her.

Heart of the Wolf is the first book to Terry Spear’s series Heart of the Wolf. This author was recommended to me by my mom. She has been reading this series and keeps talking about it to me, so I figured I would have to try the first book. So my first thought was I liked the book. It grabbed me at the beginning and it moved along pretty well. There were no real slow parts that stopped you from reading the book.

Bella is a strong werewolf but is no match for her alpha which is why she had to runaway from him especially as she loves another. Devlyn has loved Bella from a far and knew that he couldn’t have her. I kind of wanted him to just get over this follow the orders of his alpha, who was a villain, and go for the woman he loved. Well that didn’t happen quite as quick as I would have liked but then there wouldn’t be a story to be told. Needless to say they do find a way to be with each other but danger will be very much in their path. There is the threat of these Red werewolves and also the Gray pack whose pack leader, Volan, wants nothing but Bella. There is a lot of violence in the book but that would be expected as it is about werewolves and I thought Spear wrote it well. There was a lot sex that is between Bella and Devlyn but once again that is expected as this is about werewolves and lust happens when there are two that mated and when the full moon comes.

As far as werewolf books go this one was good and it was interesting with these two packs, the Red and Gray. You don’t always read about the laws that are followed in the packs so I liked that part in the book. It was kind of horrible how easy it was for the Alpha leaders to claim their mates especially if they don’t want to be claimed like Bella. But she is not without resources and chooses her own mate not the villain Volan.

I wouldn’t mind trying another of her books from this series to see where it will be going. I looked at the list of books in this series and there are plenty to read.

Heart of the Wolf

Heart of the WolfKathryn Avinger had to endure ten years of marriage to a sadist man who could have been her grandfather but is now a widow. She had prayed for someone to save her but as the love of her life had abandoned her, she had to save herself. Or save what was left of her and thanks to the wolf inside of her, but now she will need help as someone is after her.

Renjiro Roesner was exiled ten years ago but what kept him away was the fact that the woman he loved had married another. He is back ten years later to find her widowed and now in danger as someone wants her dead.

Heart of the Wolf is a standalone novella by D B Reynolds. I really liked this novella but that wasn’t a surprise as with all of Reynolds books I get hooked on them and absolutely love them. This novella was not with vampires instead with werewolves. It was a change from these charming Vampire Lords but not a change from the world of supernatural.

As this is a novella it is a pretty short story but throughout it all I didn’t feel that I was missing anything along a story line as Reynolds gives enough details. I only wanted more just to enjoy the story more and to find out more about these characters but from what was given you certainly were able to learn about them. I was horrified with what had happened to Kathryn and inside that sham of a marriage. What horrified me more was the fact her father did that and nothing was done to help her. I didn’t like that the father wasn’t really in the book and getting what should have been coming to him. Now Ren who was our hero of the story. He was there to protect Kathryn and nothing would stop him from finding out who was after her. I liked his determination and how he handled the situations to keep her safe.

I was kind of surprised that nothing more was written about them or about werewolves. Don’t get me wrong I love the Vampire Lords and only want more but I wouldn’t have minded more to be written about these wolves.

Desire the Night

Desire the NightGideon has been enslaved by a witch for several years. He is given human women to drain and the witch will then take his blood which keeps her body young. Gideon is desperate to escape and will soon find it possible with the next woman who is thrown into his cage.

Kay Alissano had no idea where she was when she woke up in a strange room. She will find herself trapped with a vampire and soon realize that she is his next meal but will soon find that with Gideon she will not have to forfeit her life.

Desire the Night was an impulse pick up as I walked the aisle of the library. I decided to give Amanda Ashley a try and found that it was a good book. It wasn’t mind blowing with tons of action or sex but it was a satisfying sit down book that I read pretty quickly. The plot was quick and the characters were easy to follow along with and you knew which ones to hate and to cheer for.

I found myself though asking is this going too fast? Should there be more detail with the characters especially the love that blossoms almost instantly without any supernatural help between Gideon and Kay. It’s a little unbelievable but still there are good transitions through the book.

What I did find annoying was the role of the father, the Alpha werewolf of Kay. He was way too dominating with his wife and daughter. He was a character you didn’t really like but didn’t hate either. The mother was the tragic one and at the end you were glad that at least she found a way out of her own hell even if it was a tragic way.

Now even though I found the father annoying I have a feeling I will be reading more from Amanda Ashley in the future.

The Wolf’s Surrender

The Wolf's SurrenderNick Jenner is the leader of the Blackpaw pack and takes protecting the pack seriously. He will stumble upon a new problem when a feral werewolf will leave his victim. Nick knows it is their responsibility to stop the feral werewolf but will be distracted by the new problem of Mia who was bit by the feral werewolf.

Mia D’Alessandro life suddenly changed from a romantic weekend with a man she liked to having him chase her in the woods and eventually bite her. Mia is terrified but the horror has yet to finish. She will learn that she will change into a feral werewolf and go insane unless she finds a werewolf to claim her, but Mia is hiding something else that she has been hiding since birth.

I had picked up The Wolf’s Surrender by Kendra Leigh Castle on a whim. I looked at the cover page and it sounded interesting, also the fact that I love paranormal book is another factor. The book is a novel and not part of a series but I can certainly see the promise of more books with these packs.

The characters were all about action in the book and how werewolf procedure was. I liked the insert of the magic and how Mia is not all she appears to be as it added more to the book. Overall I liked the book. I wasn’t enamored by it but it certainly held my attention to the very end. I will be interested in reading more from Castle.

Wild About You

Wild About YouHoward Barr has some trouble ahead from the newly matchmaking vampire, Shanna when she learns who his celebrity crush is, but there is more. Howard will find out the man he thought was dead is very much alive. He will find a new way to seek his revenge on the man that destroyed his life.

Elsa Bjornberg and her crew travel the world fixing up houses for their tv show. She loves her work but at times hates her nickname. She wants to be cherished and not just be with one of the guys. She will soon meet a man that makes her feel small in Howard but there will be more to this man.

Kerrelyn Sparks newest book, Wild About You, in number thirteen to the Love at Stake series. With every book you are brought back into this world of vampires and were-animals. These books can be read on their own but its best to start at the beginning as you will get to know the character much better, like Howard. He was there since the beginning and over time in the books he was more or less overlooked until the twelfth book. In Wild About You Sparks brings in something new with guardians and magic which have not been really talked about. I thought it was a great add and gave something more for Howard and Elsa. Now Elsa was an fantastic character. I loved her description by Sparks. She is the ultimate amazon woman but with unknown power. Sparks does a good job at explaining about the guardians and the legend. There is also a twist involved which ties the whole story and legend together. Now lets not forget about the bad guys which is really Rhett and his minions. After the last book I had a feeling he wasn’t done. Sparks explains the feud for Howard and Rhett well never explaining the whole thing at once, she breaks it down slowly.

Wild About You was another well done, fun, quirky and passion filled novel from Kerrelyn Sparks leaving me to wonder who is going to be next in the series?

If werewolves are real what else? Bigfoot?

Loving the first book of the series Wild About You from Vicki Lewis Thompson I was happy to find the next book Werewolves in North Woods without problems. I had to find out more about the Wallace packs as this sequel followed Roarke, Aidan’s little brother.

Abby Winchell is visiting her grandfather as he has now found proof of a bigfoot sighting. She loves him and wants him to move down to Arizona so she can take care of him. She goes to see him and helps him prove that he is right but Roarke Wallace will be the one standing in her way that is until she finds out more about Roarke.

Roarke Wallace is a professor of Anthropology. He has come to Portland to prove that Bigfoot does not exist even though Roarke knows it is true. He is here to disprove Earl Winchell but finds himself meeting the granddaughter and is intrigued. His intrigue goes straight to lust. He knows he has to maintain it but the attraction will get the better of him and only draw them closer on their hike.

This sequel ends the stories on the New York pack, of course I’m sure their names will appear in the next stories Thompson writes.

The thing I like so far about this series is that its a good story. There is humor, desire, adventure and a little mystery. Roarke and Abby embark on a hike to help bigfoot find a new home and to give Earl some relief that he was right. I like that the playboy Roarke is being taken in by a human woman, something he said he would avoid like the plague. But that is like most werewolf stories, when a mate is found it is hard keep away.

I liked how Thompson creates these books around the most influential families in the werewolf community. I am intrigued by this series and can’t wait for more.