Sunday, 16 February 2014

BOOK MONSTER PROMO **REVIEW**:"Beautiful Mistake" by Nancy Corrigan**REVIEWS ADDED**

Royal Pride, Book 1 (Rafe and Jazz)


Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes everything. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.

Rafe wants Jazz from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self-control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Royal Pride, Book 2 (Devin and Lena)


Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.

After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Never in her life had she experienced anything like this. Sure, she’d felt instant lust before. If that had been all this was, she could’ve ignored it. She knew how to turn it off. This wasn’t a simple case of horniness. It was more and that scared her.

He parted his mouth slightly and dragged in a deep breath. A shudder wracked his frame. He bent his head so his breath warmed her neck. “Gods, Lena. You tempt me.”

His voice reached inside her and seemed to ignite the fire that had been simmering since she woke. She panted and her rough breath stirred the strands of his hair. The ends brushed her skin and tendrils of awareness whipped through her body to settle low in her belly.

Confusion settled over her, made the needs surging within her worse. She didn’t understand what was wrong with her. She wanted to fuck him, hold him close and run away from him all at the same time. She linked her arms around his neck. 

“Devin, please. I need,” she groaned, her frustration 
mounting. “I don’t know what I need.”

“Sssh, baby, I know. I’ll take care of you.”

He nudged at her thighs with a knee. She opened them, allowing him to settle there, the hard ridge pressing into her proof of his desire. Those large hands that had terrified her last night cupped her face. He slowly leaned in and kissed her, gently seeking entrance, not forcing her. The soft brush of his lips over hers focused her wayward emotions and settled the crazy urges. The worry over why she hovered on the verge of combusting faded in the face of his attentions. She moaned and he slid inside, claiming her mouth as his with deep sweeping thrusts of his tongue.

While she enjoyed men, none of her lovers ever kissed like this one. Devin explored and licked the recesses of her mouth.

 Their tongues stroked and he guided her into a dance that felt as intimate as sex. She hesitantly reached up and touched the strong line of his jaw. No stubble roughened it, just the hot skin of a powerful man. Needing more, she caressed his cheek, memorizing the smooth contours.

She slid her fingers to the column of his neck. His pulse beat steadily under her fingertips. A low growl crawled up his throat. The vibrations from that primal sound resonated against her palm, its echo seeming to skip through her veins. 

Her heartbeat took on an erratic rhythm. Tremors wracked her limbs, an emotion settling over her she couldn’t explain. It left her wary. The desire she understood, even welcomed. It was the longing to hear that rumbly sound in her ear every day she didn’t like.

The worry came back, stronger than before. Devin was conditioning her, making her need him. That was the only explanation for why she couldn’t resist him. She did not need a man and she especially did not need a shifter. With every passing moment, however, he seemed to slip further into her mind, pushing all the important stuff out.

She broke the kissed and shoved at his shoulders. “This isn’t what I need.”

He smiled, the tips of fangs glinting in the soft spill of sunshine across the bed. “Wanna bet?”

I've always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.
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Unexpected Find Review
ok, first off this is an Elloras Cave book - so you should know that pages sizzle like anything!

Rafe is a Royal Shifter (so inside him instead of one shifting animal he has 3 - tiger, lion, jaguar).

Jazz's friend died and left her 2 newborn sons with her.  She was a royal shifter and Jazz knew this.  She kept the boys as her own, never revealing to anyone that they were shifters.  She kept as far away from the shifter world as possible.....until she meets Rafe....

She was joking in a bar about her lack of dating and said that the next good looking guy to walk past shell ask.....and who walks past? Yup, Rafe.  Jazz is stunned - by his presence and by the fact he wants to be the guy she asks.
The sparks between these two are electric, and as said before, it is a pretty erotic tale, but the story intertwined is well written.

Rafe with his heightened sense of smell can smell the 2 young shifters on her, and all he can think is that she stole them....he needs to find out what happened.  He needs to get close enough to Jazz for her to confide in him...
Will Jazz open up? Shes had way bad experiences with shifters and isn't keen to get involved with one.  Th one night she promised herself with him went brilliant....until later she learnt he was shifter.......
Can Rafe keep his control? his cats calm? IS Jazz his mate?? But shes human?

A good easy read, mostly sex it has to be said, but no deep thinking is lost, and just for that while you can lose yourself in another world.

Beautiful Mistake Review

So, again with the pre warning of it being an Ellora's Cave, so lots of sexual scenes.

I wasn't sure with this one.  I wasn't sure about Devin.  his pursuit of Lena is relentless and in a way felt almost forced and it took me a while to warm to him- if at all.
Devin is a royal shifter too, but he took punishment in place of his twin sister when she killed her forced mate.  It broke him, and made his inner cats very unstable.  But hes good at what he does - finding lost shifter youngsters, retrieving and protecting them.

Lena is first written in as a kidnapper...but thats not true.  She was actually trying to save the child from her being taken to be experimented on.
Devin chases her, corners her but does nothing, until 5 lions appear making him believe it was a trap.  Devin loses his control, literally, blacks out and goes on a rampage.  When coming to, he sees hes hurt Lena, and the only way to save her was to start the mating process.
It did save her, but Lena is not at all happy.  He keeps her prisoner, although that term isnt used. But Lena cant go anywhere without him.  Throughout the next few pages, Devin learns her scent calms his inner cats, and for once in almost 200 years he feels in control.  He decides Lena is his mate.  She refuses it. Flat out, and constantly, which is what made me feel a little uncomfortable.  Yes, Lena enjoyed the sex with Devin, but she had no intention of being in a relationship with him, let alone the immortal mate bond?

The little shifter she was actually protecting was the twin of a girl who is already in the pride with her "human" guardian.  She sends her (Molly) away quickly with her Sister Gwen and hopes they can be safe.

This book seems to end quite abruptly sewing all the loose ends together within the last 10 pages which was a little disappointing.
But having said that, i would happily pick up the next one to read!

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