Saturday, November 21, 2015

Update and Reviews: The Last Concubine by Catt Ford, Darkest Flame by Donna Grant, and Srae: Iss-Ka-Mala by Chaeya

Hello and Good Evening Fellow Bloggers, how is everyone doing tonight?

I know it has been an extremly long time since my last post but as I am sure everyone knows that life sometimes compliacates things. A little side note, I went to RT in Dallas this year and I have to say that I had more fun at this RT than I did in New Oreans, granted I loved the panles that were done in New Oreans, it's just that in Texas I met so many new and asweoms  people that I was able to be my self around (well fr the most part anyway) that it turned out to be amazing even though I only went to one panel this year. Anyway with that being said I have some news, updates, and of course reviews for you guys.

First off, Eternal Earth is still in the process of being written and with each new chapter that I write the book takes deep and more twisted turns that I orginally thought as I lay the set up for the next 3 to 4 books in the series. As Harmony and Adien's story comes together the world of the Trinity is introduced to new enemies and charcters that help and shape the world. I truly look forward to everyone's reaction to this story. Also I have made a cover for the book that I simply fell in love with. I can't wait to show you guys what it looks like as the book gets closer to its ending.

Secondly, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Wrting Month), granted I started about a week or so late (because that's just how I roll) I am no where close to my 50,000 word count but each day I work on a little at a time. Hopefully, by the end of the month I will reach my word count. Now, because this was a challenge I decided to not use one of the tittles that I was already working on. Instead I created a new tale and I am absolutely loving it. Seducing the Black Prince, is the tentivite tittle of the book and it is my adaptation of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale (Not the Disney one). Thing is, because I enjoy series most of the times, espically when I become deepy invested in the characters, I haven't decided if I am going to make this book the first in a series that I am thinking about naming, A Beastly Prince Tale, or if it will simply be a stand alone story. But the deep I go into the story the more inclined I am to make it a series and write my own adaptions of famous fairytales. I might do it any just for the hell of it. As of right now I have a little over 10,000 typed words. I haven't finished typing our the chapters that I have hand written already but I'm pretty sure that once I do that over the weekend I will have over 20,000 words. Either way this one will be done in time for RT in Vegas next year, where I might give out little previews of the book like I did last year. Only thing I haven't given much thought to was the cover for this story but once I am done actually writing it I will deal with that.

Third, SnoWolf and DarKnight: Dawn of the Red Sun, are the two titles that I have worked on the least. But I am aiming to have those done next year sometime

Lastly, I am currently working on a co author work entitled Oria, in the future I will be able to give you guys more information about this book...

Now on to the reviews... here we go:

The Last Concubine by  Catt Ford

Now this book was one of the books that I received from the RT Convention in New Orleans last year. At first I was a little hesitant to read it. However, the back blurb of the book interested me enough to pick it up and finally start reading it. At first I wasn't that interested in the book and was bored with the characters, so I ended up putting the book down for a while and then picking it back up. It took me a few chapters to get into the book but once I did the over all story of the book was pretty good, actually reminded me of a lot of Manga's I've read but that's besides the point..

The basic plot of the story revolves around a ruler and the last concubine< (hit the title) that he acquires from his enemy A beautiful woman and the general is instantly enchanted. However all is not as it seems and the general soon comes to realize that what he thought was a beautiful woman was actually a beautiful man, the brother of his enemy, sent to be used as a weapon against him. Now the first thought of most generals after realizing that the have been made of fool of would probably have been to kill the "Princess" but not our general, much like a Yaoi manga, the general finds himself in love with the Princess and the Princess in love with him

Needless to say this love causes some commotion and issues within the harem.  But some how everything ends up working out in the end.

That's it for the plot of the story, of course there are other things going on in the background, such as jealous wives, poisonings, and a love affair with a eunuch and the second in command (that I am still not sure how that worked and I would of been interested to see how that relationship worked) But as for the overall character development of the story it was ok. For me nothing truly motivational happened, it seemed that the general was more interested in the Princess because of her beauty and her physical attributes, rather than her mind at times. Especially since it seemed they were having sex at ever turn of the page.Now don't get me wrong we all know I am for sexual relationships in a book and sometimes the more graphic the better however it got to the point where I started skipping the sex scenes because they didn't ass anything to the story. So that took away a little from the book.

Also the use of language in the book for it to be a period pieces was too modern and I couldn't picture feudal lords saying a lot of the terms that were used in the book. Not that it was all bad, in fact it seemed a little comical at times but still awkward

The ending was a little lack luster but not as bad as some other endings. Since I don't want to give away anymore spoilers than I already have I will leave you with this:

Rating: 3-3.5/5

Would I recommend this? I'm in between on this one

Next up is:

Darkest Flame by Donna Grant

Okay, another book I acquired at RT but this time I actually brought and got signed. The Darkest Flame is the first book I read of Donna Grant. For a long time I had been looking  at staring one of her series but unsure as to which series to start with but then I saw the cover for this book and I was like "okay, I like this cover let me check it out," and needless to say I brought the next two books in the series.

The Darkest Flame is a love story about a old dragon king who is supposed to be the record keeper of the dragon kings and an assassin who set up by her own team to die and expose the dragons as wicked and evil creatures. As you read the book you get taken on a dark journey with a sex dragon and a woman that pushed his buttons yet held him down when she needed to.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Donna's story reminded me a little of G.A. Akien's Dragon Kin series that I love so much, where you meet memorable characters and you can't help but get excited to hear their stories. In fact I loved all the Dragon Kings and their personalities, however me being me, since I always tend to lean towards the leader who is the ass hole of the crew I found myself drawn to Con who is the current leader of the Dragon Kings and I am excited to learn more about him as the series goes on. However that's not to take away from Kellan, he was indeed a sex and powerful dragon able to take care of his own and one of the only dragons who could challenge Con. Kellan is in no means a weakling, strong headed, smart battle skilled and ruthless there was nothing that he wouldn't do to protect his woman, Denae, who was just as dangerous as her dragon. My only problem with Denae was the fact that her need to create a new identity and basically become a ghost started becoming repetitive and annoying at times but I understood her need to be free and at the same time keep not only the secret about the dragons safe but also Kellan.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about how the two of them worked as a team and kicked ass as a team. Definitely a perfect fit for each other.

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend this? Yes to anyone who is a fan of G.A. Akien and the Dragon Kin series and anyone who loves Dragons and hot men :)

Last but not least is:

Srae: Iss-Ka-Mala by Chaeya

Again another book I happily received during RT. I had the privilege to sit down and actually get to know the author of this book and it added a depth to the book that I truly did appreciate. However, being that I am more into ancient myths and what not, it takes me a long time to get interested in futuristic tales  so it took me a while to truly get into the book but once I did I wasn't able to put it down and found myself excited to see what happened next.

Srae is definitely a unique tale that reflects its author and her essence and love of music. While at times it reminded me of one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's League Series Novels, Srae's world was truly one that was built from the ground up and beyond. Everything from Earth, to the Ships to the Alien Plants where described with enough detail that you could see the people/aliens and environment yet wasn't so detailed that you feel asleep reading elaborate details about a rock.

The pacing and development of the characters and the events that followed were done perfectly. Also I liked the fact that there was a diversity of women in the story and that they all weren't set to one stereotypical body type. As for the main characters, I adored Srae even though there were times when she got on my nerves. But her courage and bravery out shinned what little things about her that might have annoyed me. Her reactions to the changes around her and the new life she gained were believable and had me wondering how I would react if I had been taken away from everything I've ever known by so seriously tall and hot men and tossed into the middle of a war I knew nothing about. Needless to say Srae handled it better than I would have.

Then there is Mendon. who at first seems to be this crippled and ugly man but in fact turns out to be this sexy and dominating man that continually pushed Srae and protected her the most. Truly there must be nothing better than literally meeting the man of your dreams even if he is a little bit of an ass and commanding but that only added to his charm.

While I don't want to give too much away, I will say that just about all the characters are flushed out and you begin to care about each one little by little, even the minor ones. Which I think is an amazing thing and something I try to do in my own works. I look forward to the second book in this series ad the story of Srae's mother and father.

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend this? Yes, espcially to those who are fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's League Series and other series like that.

Until Next Time

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Updates and Reviews: The Shadows by J.R Ward and Carnal Compromise by Robin Rotham, Revenant by Larissa Ione, Azagoth by Larissa Ione, Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

Good Evening fellow bloggers and followers,

I know, I know, it has been a while. A couple of months but here I am. A lot has been going on in my personal life but I have not forgotten about you guys. So let me get started on filling everyone in on some of what I have been up to. One of the most exciting things that has happened to me so far this year was the 2015 Romantic Times Convention, while I didn't really go any panels this year, mainly because most of them were ones I had already been to, I did mix and mingle and met some of the most interesting people. Hanging out with the sexy cover models was awesome as well. This convention in Dallas didn't seem as high energy as the one in New Orleans but it was still an experience. Like always, being around established writers and meeting aspiring authors just like me is always a great a humbling feeling. Everyone was so supportive and gave excellent advise. Granted, that one of the only reasons I went this year was because Gena Showalter was going to be there. I truly had only one goal and that was showing Gena my Lords of the Underworld Butterfly and let her know how her writing inspired me. It sucks that I wasn't able to get a signed book from her due to a storm that had her hurrying back home but I did mange to get a picture with her and show her my tattoo. Next year RT is going to be held in Vegas. As you can imagine I am super excited about that. I expect the convention to be large and amazing and hopefully create even more contacts and open more doors for myself. 

You know its funny, I often wonder if self publishing was the best choice for me. But every time I look at the covers I made, or the characters I designed, the sense of accomplishment I feel... I have no words for it. I even surprise myself at what I am able to do is such a short amount of time. Of course I'm not some graphic wizard but I plan on getting there. The entire process from getting the right images and putting them together to create a beautiful master piece it feels so natural to me that I can imaging someone taking that away from me. Or someone whose never read one of my books or gotten to know any of my characters telling me what something should look like. Just the thought of someone doing that pisses me off. No don't get me wrong I love constructive criticism and any advise that would help and guide me. But someone down right changing anything I wrote or designed because they feel that it won't be right is something different. And I also like to be my own boss and the person in charge...

But anyway let me fill you in on what I have been working on:

Eternal Earth is still in process. It's coming a long slowly but surely. Adien is being a tab bit of an ass and often stops speaking to me. SnoWolf, DarKnight, and Twisted Midnight as also still in progress. I didn't realize how hard it was writing four novel until I started doing it. And man oh man is it draining. All these characters talking to me at one time...drives me crazy most days lol. But in my usual twisted and backwards way, I manged to create covers for Eternal Earth, DarKnight Dawn of the Red Sun and SnoWolf...covers that I am going to release once the books are close to being done. Well I might show the cover for Adien and Harmony's book seeing as how I love that cover. 

Side note: I am thinking of starting a YouTube page but I am not sure. I'm a little nervous about it actually. But look out for that.

Also, thanks to one of the connections I made I am currently working on a collaboration book that I will tell you guys about as time goes on... and that's pretty much it. On to the book reviews (yay)

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

As we all know J.R. Ward is hands down my top author and one of the series that I am current on and also willing to pre-order for like double the original price (but hey it was a signed copy). Well anyway, you wouldn't believe how excited I was about reading the Shadows and while it took me a little while to finish the book it was definitely an awesome story. While I loved the character development of Trez and iAm, there were several issues i had with this addition to the BDB. 

For one there were way too many side stories and it took away from Trez and iAm. While I understood that each story was setting up for what was happening next in the BDB and the change going on within the Vampire race, there was still a lot going on and a lot of information getting thrown at you at one time. Truthfully I skipped most of the side stories as they really had nothing to do with the main story of this book and more to do with the upcoming books. 

Secondly, new characters were being thrown at us left and right and a few of the I don't feel were giving a proper introduction. Or should I say that with so much going on in this book it was hard to keep track of all the new people and the different plots. 

(And as much as I love Rhage, since he is my favorite brother, I felt his parts were thrown in and used as unnecessary fillers for the book. All of which could have been cut out.)

Third (which seriously pissed me off), while I love Trez, his story with Selena began dragging for me towards the middle of the book. I felt alot of it was fillers and setting up your emotions for a devastating ending that you saw coming but didn't want to happen. At a few points I skipped Trez story and quickly searched for iAm's story...speaking of iAm, but the time I finished the Shadows I found my self more drawn to iAm and his story than Trez and Selena. However once I put the book down I felt a little cheated by iAm's story and how lack luster it was told, as if his story was just a side story in Trez's story. It felt as if his story was thrown in so that both brothers' can be done in one book and the history of the Shadows was just thrown together. iAm was cheated out of an amazing love story and giving some rushed and disappointing story.

With that being said, I did like the book for the most part. It still was better than Phury and Payne's book. I did enjoy seeing a different side of Trez and iAm, granted some parts felt forced. Seeing them two fall in love was nice. I even cried towards the end of the book. Truthfully I feel the character who had the most development was Xcor and Layla and this wasn't even their book. (If I'm not mistaken I think their book is next. Either way I am excited about their story. Hopefully with a little less subplots). Watch them two was one of the highlights of the book. Dare I say that they are one of my favorite couples. I think my thinking goes like this. The best book in the series so far: Lover Awakened (Zadist and Bella's book. I actually read that twice. I think Z has had the greatest chage, even more so than Tohr.). My favorite brother: Rhage, and my favorite couple: Xcor and Layla (even though they aren't actually together). 

Rating: 3.5

Would I recommend this book? Yes, (mainly because it is part of the series.)

Review: Carnal Compromise by Robin Rotham

I actually had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Robin and finding out she is a lovely person, which encouraged me to buy this book. And man oh man am I glad that I did. Talk about naughty. This book is probably at my top for the steamiest books I have ever read and I have read some pretty sexy books. All that aside this book wasn't just about sex, (well majority of it was), I definitely fell in love with the three main characters: Brent, Joe, and AJ. I love reading about strong women who become liberated and masters of themselves while finding true love. To be honest I think a guilty dream of mine is to have a relationship like the one the three main characters have.

Sexual tension is felt through the book and adds a bit a laughter into serious situations as you watch three people who are obviously attracted to each other fight their growing feelings. I envy AJ and her luck of having two dream men at her fingertips. 

If this book doesn't do anything else it pushes past people comfort zones. And unless you are an open minded individual and love a good down and dirty smexy book, there will be something missing in it for you. But for those of us that like to think outside the box this is one book you would want to read.

I also like how you don't have to read the books necessarily in order to know who the characters are. Apparently I started with the second book and felt like I was reading the first. There is enough information given so that the reader knows what happened in the past but not enough given to over shadow what is going on in the present. 

Rating: 4 (there is no denying I was hot under my collar)

Would I recommend this? Oh yes I would.

Review: Revenant by Lariss Ione

Okay seriously how could I forget to give a review of another one of my favorite authors. Where do I begin with this book. It was a great closure to the current deominca series, Granted I wish we would have gotten more of Revenant in the earlier stages of the demonic world but with the way the world was set up and they way things played out his introduction was perfect, especially with Reaver regaining his angel status and Revenant popping up and adding another bad ass smexy hunk to the equation. 

Reading Revenant's book he quickly became my favorite character from the demomica series. There is something about a torment bad good guy that just makes me weak in the knees. Add to that he's some type of fallen angel with a smart and dirty mouth that makes you swoon. Yup, Rev totally captured my heart. 

Watching this bad-ass angel fall for his heroin was amusing and entertaining. Both Rev and Blaspheme's development throughout the story intertwined perfectly with the plot and the series of events that had taken place before hand. Like I said the way everything was tied together and the introduction of the babies has me excited to see what Larissa is going to do next.

Rating: 4.5

Would I recommend? Obviously

Review: Azagoth by Larissa Ione

Being that this one was part of the 1001 Dark Nights, it was a short read with not much going on. However, it was still a good in between read. Azagoth or better know as the Grim Reaper is stuck in his world, forced to live a bleak and miserable existence that he helped create while dealing with children that hate him and his loneliness and all the other things going on in the demonic world now that the Apocalypse loomed over the world.

In walks a gorgeous angel named Lilliana is within his reach it is touching to watch the destroyer of souls revert to a somewhat innocent child and look at the world in wonder as she takes him outside his comfort zones. While Larissa's world of the deominca is a little more serious than G.A.Akin's dragon kin world, I appreciate the child like antics that provide a short relief from the more serious issues in their world and allows for the two characters to explore each other and fall in. 

Rating: 3.5 (just cause it was short)

Would I recommend this? It's 50/50 since its a in between book

Review: Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

It took me a little while to get into this book, most likely because it is a new author that i am reading, but once i got into the story i couldn't put it down. While i always love a conflicted prince, i wasn't pulled to Loren's character as much as i was pulled to the other characters in the book, especially his brother Vail.( seems i just like the tortured and dark type) But that's not to say that Loren isn't a bad-ass character, with the help of his mate, his best friend, and an unlikely ally this journey takes you down a dark a seductive path.

Though i may not have been a huge fan of Loren's character I did love his mate's Olivia character. A bit stubborn and hardheaded, she didn't cower in the face of danger and provided a calmness that helped level Loren out...when she wasn't arguing and avoiding him. 

I must say the story was slow for the most part but it was entertaining giving us a chance to see the relationship between the characters grow and build as they discovered their love and new friendships. It picked up more towards the end as the climax neared with a very climatic fight that left the reader both satisfied and excited to read the next books.

Rating: 3

Would I recommend this? Maybe

With that being said I am going to turn in for the night. I will try to update more regularly. Until then...


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Updates and Reviews: Light my Fire by GA Aiken, Bound by Night by Larissa Ione, Reaver by Larissa Ione, Clifftop Fantasies, When Darkness Come by Alexandra Ivy

Good Evening,

How are all of my fellow bloggers doing tonight. Hope all of you are well and are enjoying the new year. I know I am excited for the new year and for new experiences. With that being said lets move on to the updates. As everyone knows, Eternal Light and DarKnight are available on Amazon and Barns and Noble. I am currently working on the next books in the series. As usual progress is slow and my characters talk to me when they feel like it. But, I guess that is the case when you are dealing with several different worlds and a countless array of characters. On the other hand I have been working on each book's cover and other images. I'd like to say I've made great progress and I can't wait to show you guys the covers a little later on. To be honest, that is pretty much all for my updates. So I guess I can move on to the reviews... and man, there are a lot of them. (Note: that some reviews might be longer or shorter than others.)

Light My Fire by G.A. Aiken

Ok, so first up is G.A. Aiken's Light My Fire, the newest addition to her dragon kin series. As I have said before this is one of my favorite series and one of the only ones I am currently up to date on. Every time I pick up one of the dragon kin series I know I am in for an entertaining and amusing ride. Such is the same with this newest book. Celyn the Charming has instantly become one of my favorite of the dragon family. Granted his question asking even got to my nerves in the book but it only added to his character and personality. Loyal, inquisitive, intelligent (more so than his other kin), and good in both bed and battle, I found myself longing to be with him. lol. The heroine of the story, Elina Shestakova (that is the short version of her name), is a good match for Celyn. She is strong, independent, and resourceful, granted her hard headed and distant behavior annoyed me at certain points, I still found myself liking her character. But with a mother who wanted you dead and a tribe that thought of you as nothing but a weakling, I understood her need to prove herself not only to those around her but also to herself. 

To be honest, there was so much world development and sub plots and characters running around that I found myself drawn more to their stories than the main one. But I love how Ms. Aiken can combine every single event in her book into the main plot and connect everything almost flawlessly. The royal brothers are still the gorgeous assholes they have always been and their woman are still strong and able to handle them perfectly. Annwyel (hoped I spelled her name right) indeed has a houseful of noisy, nosy, busy, loving and dangerous family. Their personalities add a sense a humor and togetherness (even with the constant bickering of brothers) to the world that coincides with the darker issue looming in the background. War and the threat of a new and dark god has caused all the characters to grow up and become closer even if they didn't want too. We are able to see much more of the dragon queen and her mate, which add another dangerous but humorous side to the story.There is a new character that is introduced that adds another air of danger and mystery to the world. Everyone seems to have children running all over the place with unknown powers. But it is the twins and their cousin that i can't wait to know more about. I can't wait to see how their stories develop as war is brought closer to home and their powers continue to grow. 

There is so much going on in this book that if I wrote anymore I would give away major points and good events that happen. I wont say that at one point I felt as if too much was going on, but I got over it in a few seconds and was glad to see what my other favorite characters were up to. 

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend? Yes

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

This one is a new one for Larissa Ione and while I didn't fall in love with the characters as I did with her demonica series I did enjoy this new series. Like always Ms. Ione delivers an amazing and sexy story. One thing I like about Ms. Ione is that her characters have diversity within them when dealing with their sizes. Nicole Martin, the daughter and CEO of her father's company isn't a model type woman but a nerdy scientist who was attacked by her household vampires and witnessed the death of her beloved nanny at the hands of her lover while she was a small child. A traumatizing and obviously life changing moment in a child's life. Then there is Riker, the lover of her nanny and the vicious vampire that killed her nanny (or so it seems), is tormented and hates humans and the Martin family. It was entertaining to watch these two battle each other and go from hating each other to falling in love. While this couple wasn't my favorite characters in this new series (I am more interested in the vampire leader) they were an excellent team. With betrayals and life altering secrets being revealed they had to overcome many hardships in order to build their relationship. For me, Nicole was definitely the type of woman Riker needed. She wasn't weak or needy despite the fact she had an illness. She was able to think on her toes and help the clan. She was a strength that Riker needed and she was the same for him. For me I didn't see Riker as a macho masculine male character, but he was still just as dangerous and deadly as any vampire. I don't know why I wasn't completely attracted to him and more towards his hot headed leader. Maybe its the hot headed attitude I like. 

There isn't much I can say about this book other than it is a good start to what I think could be another great series, And I am excited to start the second book in the series: Chained by Night, to see how the vampire leader fairs in his quest to save his people. 

Rating: Between a 3.5 and 4

Would I recommend? Yes

Reaver by Larissa Ione

Speaking of Ms. Ione's demonica series, Reaver (I am a book behind in this series) was an excellent and exciting book. Granted that if you have been reading the series and paying attention to Reaver's character it wasn't hard to figure out just exactly who he was and just how powerful he was. What I enjoyed about this book was taking the journey with him and Harvester down their past and their future. I think these two are the perfect pair for each other. Though if you told me when I was only in the second book of this series that the two of them would fall in love I wouldn't think it was possible. Both Harvester and Reaver have done horrible things to each other, unspeakable things yet they are two very strong characters that launch the demonica world into its next phase. I didn't think i could love a character more than I loved Ares for Eternal Rider, yet Reaver slid in and won my hear, granted I think Revenant, which is the next book of the series is going to steal me away from Reaver, because let's face it the bad good guy just pulls me in every time. He is like Reaver but a much darker version and just as strong for reasons that any one who has finished the book would know. But I digress, back to Reaver and Harvester and the horsemen. 

I have always liked Harvester, even when she was vile and evil. I always felt there was something more to her. And what do you know I was right. I respect Harvester for the strong woman she is and the powerful angel she became. Watching her bring a powerful being such as Reaver to his knees was a pure delight. Harvester's life and her back story is not for the weak of heart, especially since she is Satan's daughter. (Side note: I love how there is a difference between Lucifer and Satan, as they are two different beings and not one). Through the story we watch as Harvester goes from a frightened and tortured female (thanks to her farther) to the smart talking, kicking ass and taking names woman she had always been. 

I don't want to give away the main plot, especially since it involves the horesmen, but this book is another great addition to the series. 

Rating: 5/5

Would I recommend? Yes

Clifftop Fantasies by Cassidy Browning

Ok, so this is a book I brought when I went to the convention and I must say this was a very good read. Granted the main character Allie got on my nerves a majority of the time because of her constant insecurity and worry, but I understood where she was coming from. Now, this is the first BDSM book I have ever read and I must say that it got hot and heavy and I loved every minute of it. The author did a very good job of explaining the power structure of a Master and Submissive relationship. At one point during reading this I found myself wondering if this was the type of relationship I needed for myself... something to think about isn't it. lol There's not much I am going to say about this book other than go and read it... that is if you can handle hot and heavy sex scenes and are easily offended. 

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend? Yes  

When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy

And for the last book on my review list. This will be another short one since I have drained my reviewing powers. 

This is the first book that I have read by Alexandra Ivy, I picked it up because I had met her at the convention and she had been such an amazing and nice person that I decided to give her books a try. As always with most first books in a series this book was a great start. Abby who is the heroine of this story, after working for a wealthy employer who has a sexy man in the house with her is thrown into a world she knows nothing about. Vampires, demons, witches, wizards and Abby handles it like a champ, Taking the monsters on, though she might be scared she wouldn't run away. Aside with being basically cursed, she is now bound to the very man, who she learns is a vampire, that she has secretly been yearning for. Dante, (which is one of my favorite names), is a powerful and dangerous vampire, though not as dangerous as his friend Viper apparently. (Side note: Viper is actually my favorite character so far.) A chained and tamed beast lives inside of him, one that wants nothing more than to protect the woman he loves and destroy everything out to hurt her. Their journey takes them down a road where the impossible can happen and they are forced to acknowledge their weaknesses and strengths and protect what is most important to them. I will be buying the second book to this series. Like I said this review was going to be short.

Rating: 4/5

Would I recommend? Yes

Now with all my reviews out of the way, I am off to work on my own writing so that I am ready for this convention and ready for you guys to meet the new characters of my worlds.