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I'm a rookie writer enjoying the flow of words sprouting out of my fingers. Sometimes it goes easy, at other times it's a real struggle. I love and crave any kind of feedback, good or bad. I write when I can, but a husband, two kids, 4.2 cats (aging from 15 years to 4 months) do take up most of my time. Yet I found the time to try out something I never thought I was good at. I started writing. I came to love it and enjoy the new friendships I've made with fellow writers I simply adore (well I like the writers, but adore their work *grins*)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: The Syndicate

The Syndicate The Syndicate by Sophie Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

that story starts of quickly with a high end chase trough alleys and markets. stassi is running for her life, her partner not in sight. only at the very last minute does he show and "saves" her.
when both are back at "their" present time you get a more detailed view of how the syndicate works.
two people, runners, are sent back in time to recover old artifacts, artifacts that in turn are sold for a high price.
sometimes a job lasts a few days, or a week. when stassi and gaige volunteer for the next job in paris, at the year 1925, they know it won't be an easy job since it's stated it will at least take 3 weeks. both have their own agenda but after a crash course they travel to "old paris" and get situated. from the first party there it's clear things aren't always what they seem.
what should have been a routine job turns out to be so much more! mystery, danger, friendship,...
a book well worth reading and i'm curious to the next one in the series! this was a new author for me and i wasn't disappointed.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Review: Xan's Feisty Mate, Iron Wolves MC 2

Xan's Feisty Mate, Iron Wolves MC 2 Xan's Feisty Mate, Iron Wolves MC 2 by Elle Boon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

breezy is a busy nurse. on her way home she gets attacked. thankfully she isn't just human, she's a wolf too. though beaten up she manages to escape her attacker, make it to her car and call in with the pack of what happened. she's told to come to the clubhouse and she knows things won't get easier.
when xan receives news that breezy had been attacked, it was the last drop his wolf and himself needed to stop beating around the bush and accept that breezy was their mate. enranged and in need to calm down xan steps into the ring to fight.
when he sees breezy, bruises and all, the fight is over quickly. making his way over, his wolf is frenzied that she's hurt. intent on not letting her out of his sight, he offers to bring her home but breezy is stubborn.
for years she's longed for him, dressed differently but not once did he gave a sign he wanted her, even worse, he flaunted woman after woman right in front of her. can't blame her to not really trust his intentions. as xan starts an argument with a packmember about who and how she gets home, breezy grabs the change to sneak out and drive home herself. only she hasn't been on the road for five minutes when she sees a big SUV following her. she calls back to the clubhouse, xan answering right away, the background sounds making it clear he's already on the road as the call is forwarded to his cell. she manages to fill him in of her whereabouts and what is going one before she rammed and driven of the road.
xan barely makes it in time, leaping from his speeding bike, killing three of the four attackers before he manages to get breezy to safety.
two times she's been targeted now and it put things in motion, something more is happening and it isn't just the rogue wolves they culled weeks ago, something more is going on.
xan is done pretending and in his own way comes clean with breezy and his need to fulfill their mating bond. she's reluctant to belief his words but he's persistent and she dares hope her deepest desire might come true, xan choosing her to be his.
as the couple goes forward, the rest of the pack gathers to talk things through. rowan's phantom team is called in and they mean business.
when they're all catching up on things, everything goes wrong again. another attempt on breezy has them all on high alert. luckily this time they managed to capture the one responsible for the kidnapping. with as little as they know they do their best to find out what is happening, why they want breezy and only her.
things don't go easy from there on out and the past catches up on them all!

what thrilling ride this book is!! loved xan! loved the phantom team (secretly hoping they may get their own series, bad ass man meeting bad ass women!! hell yeah)
loved the little innuendo's and hints through the book. hoping for certain matches, one sooner or later then the other, so crossing fingers and toes for them. loved the reality with how the book is written, the bad ass nature of them all, yet the need to take care and protect prevailing where needed. liked book one, loved book two, wondering how i can surpass book three because i see epic battle up ahead!

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Review: Dragon Void

Dragon Void Dragon Void by Ophelia Bell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

the revelation at the end of book one is the start of this one. lukas and iszak's sister Evie isn't dead! she's being held captive by the same man that had betrayed belah all those millenia ago.
ked, belah's brother, knows that evie is his mate but getting her out won't be easy. the blessed man that got their blood transfused by their dragonblood are strong, if not stronger then the immortals. how they'll go about it will take some serious planning. another big unknown is who will be there, will it be battle or can they act quickly and covertly.
when ked manages to shadow himself inside the sights that greets him rips his heart apart! evie and a man are drenched in blood and near death. evie, weak as she is, still recognized ked for who and what he is and puts up no fight at all. her only request is to bring the man with them so she can bury him with grace.
ked has no other choice as to bring both and then their journey starts, yes theirs as in multiple. evie is healing, getting her wings back and trying to cope with the loss of marcus.
ked knows that marcus is now an elite, a blessed man with his blood changed with that of three dragons, three imortal dragons, his brother's and his'. he also knows marcus isn't dead, but it's going to take a lot of convincing to make marcus understand he isn't dead yet and won't be for a long time to come. that they need him alive, that evie needs him.
it's the start of a big emotional ride of acceptance and moving forward. as the story in the present day continues you get glimpses of what happened in the past. you get to know the elites for who they are and you can't help to feel sorry for them. none of them choose to be what they are today!

i was glad i was given the opportunity to read this book beforehand. i already love ophelia's writing, specially her dragons. but the emotional trauma that is depicted in this series is so raw and real! it's simple to be in awe of. i'm rooting for the other four now! it's going to be a touch waiting game for these books but i'll have to endure!

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Review: Dragon Blues

Dragon Blues Dragon Blues by Ophelia Bell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

we join miss bell as she starts another journey with our most beloved dragons. this time it's the immortal ones who have to wake up and get with the times.
a big mistake so many eons ago made for the immortal six to go into hiding and even hiding their children.
but now is the time for them to come out of hiding and like their children find happiness again. easier said then done!
the first one who's "chosen" to meander into "our" world and time is Belah, a red dragon. she isn't very trusting of mankind because it was a man who betrayed her and made them all go into hiding. the true story had gotten lost over time and what is told today hurts her to even hear it being told. she didn't set out to do what happened, she was a victim just as much as the dragons and other species that were captured over the centuries.
on her first night out Belah was captivated by Luke from the moment her eyes met his and she got enchanted by the music he was playing. her fellow dragon and friends are wuick to usher her to move things forward and as the show is over, the man she desires, Lukas, makes his way over to their table. quick introductions are made because as it turns out her friends know who he is, and not much later both of them are on their way to his house. it's only when things get more heated that belah starts to realize there is more to lukas then meets the eye.
hoping for the best she tries to tell him her story but from the second he figures out who she really is he makes a 180. she's the cause his sister is gone and dead!
crushed and broken, belah leaves. but her friends aren't giving up and tell her that she has to trust fate. if she sets out a plan, it will get completed, maybe not the easiest way to get to the end goal but she works her magic.
keeping this in mind belah goes out again, meeting lukas' brother Iszak and the attraction is just the same. he knows who she is being informed by his brother already. but he sees things a bit differently and is willing to hear her out.
belah is a bit conflicted, how can it be that fate has more then one mate for her in mind?
how far will she have to go? she is one of the immortal six! but finding happiness is important to her too.

i really liked this continuation with our dragons. this time we see another side of them. the emotional battle all of them have to go through are heartbreaking but the reward is so worth it! the ending is even better is a terrible tease for the second book in the immortal series!

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Review: Furever Loyal: A BBW Shifter MC Romance

Furever Loyal: A BBW Shifter MC Romance Furever Loyal: A BBW Shifter MC Romance by Iris Balfour
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

cara bruin is upset when she finds out a group of shifters is residing in "her" forest and she vows to get rid of them and their dirty business. what she didn't count on was Val and the pull he had on her. her bear is antsy and is urging her to go after val and claim him for their own. there are but a few issues.
1 he's from the pack of shifters
2 he's a wolf, she's a bear!
3 his pack is a nasty bunch
4 did she mention he's a wolf? and drop dead gorgeous too?
val feels the attraction too but know he can't act on it. his pack is nasty, no two ways about it and every female that is brought in is up for anyone whose willing, which is mostly everyone! but things aren't going well. their alpha staying gone for too long, others acting as if they're in charge. other members are using the drugs themselves, that doesn't make things easier, he's one of the few, if not only one, who doesn't use and sees what is happening.
when he runs into cara in town, he noticed her, he's even more pissed at her for even daring to touch his ride! but when he sees her out of town he doesn't hesitate to help her out when her car is broken down. feeling her near him makes his wolf go all crazy inside of his head.

these two have big battles to fight before either or both will come out the victor in this story. things aren't always as easy as they should be but fate is fate, there is way around what she plans and when she plans.... well just pick up a copy and read for yourself!
another nice story in this series as cara battles with her emotions and her desire.

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