Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh

It's taken me a few weeks, because of other obligations, to read this collection of novellas.  These stories are from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series.  They tell the story of Tamsyn, Annie, Grace, and Lara.  Tamysn, Grace, and Lara being changelings and Annie being human.  This collection fills in the gap of some of the sub-characters in her larger novels.  They are entertaining, but fall short of a full bodied effect.  However, they still deliver in tugging on the heartstrings but in a smaller manner.  I think this collection is entertaining and I am always up for a paranormal romance.  HEADS UP, if you are into this psy-changeling series, a new addition to the series is coming out in June 2013.  I can't wait to read it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Only Pleasure

The latest book I've read is Lora Leigh's "Only Pleasure".  This book was published several years ago in 2008.   However, I've just gotten around to reading it and I fully understand why it's taken me so long to read this book.  Normally, I love anything that Lora Leigh writes. She has the ability to make you emotionally connect to the characters.  She just draws you into her novels and she did this time except I didn't keep reading because I just had to know what happened. I kept reading because I was too stubborn to stop until the book was finished.  I thought the male character was very self-centered.  He couldn't make up his mind what he wanted.  Plus, I was halfway through the book before the characters started connecting with each other.  This book is considered an erotic romance.  But what I consider it is a tasteless romance that concentrates too much on sex sharing and not enough on developing the relationship between the main characters.  Don't get me wrong a good romance novel usually has a decent amount of sex in it.  However, that sex is generally with one other person not two.  This novel just does not appeal to my particular taste.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Katie Reus has a hit with her paranormal series about lupine shifters.  The latest installation was just published and is entitled "Mating Instinct".  This novel chronicles the path of Jayce Kazan (the enforcer) and Katarina Saburova. Rues really draws you into the story of this pack.  She weaves the theme of prejudice throughout the series.  As well as leading the reader through the love story. Reus shows that hatred knows no boundry.  Not for race, religion or species.  It makes you ask Rodney Kings immortal question, "why can't we all just get along?"

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Primal Possession

Oh what a wonderful day.  I just spent the whole day reading the second book in Katie Reus' series called Primal Possession published September 2012.  This paranormal story is a continuation of the Armstrong-Cardona pack.  This novel focuses on the younger brother Liam Armstrong.  Like most men he can't take no for an answer and draws the attention of the APL (that's shifter haters) to December McIntyre, the object of his affection.  The novel is an easy read.  The writing moves you swiftly through the book creating a sense of the characters thoughts and feelings.  You understand the female perspective and really, really want to smack the male and knock some sense into him.  It also sets you up for the next novel in the series and makes you want justice for this group of lupine shifters.  Every one deserves a little happiness.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Usually I end up reading about 1 book a week.  This week the book I've read is by Katie Reus.  It's called Alpha Instinct and was published in 2012.  I've actually had the book for several months but just got around to reading it.  You know how it is. As an avid reader, I always have a stack of books by the bed waiting for me at any given time.  Anyway, Alpha Instinct is a paranormal romance about two people who found each other, lost each other, then finally got it together.  In the midst of all that, they have to contend with shifter haters, crazy shifters, and just plain evil intent.  At times I found myself laughing and crying throughout the novel.  Katie Reus does a good job of wrenching your heart and making you root for the shifter underdog (so to speak).  At the same time, she makes you hopeful that the main characters can finally come together and stay that way.  This is a good read when you want a little suspense, a little sensitivity, and great sex.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Howl for a Highlander

I just finished reading a new book by Terry Spear entitled "A Howl for a Highlander."  It is set in the
Cayman Islands and matches a highland warrior with a botany professor.  What an unlikely pair.  However, they work well together.  The professor is not a wilting flower and the warrior turns out to be more sensitive than you would think.  Terry Spear does a good job of adding just enough adventure in the story to make it more interesting than your typical love story.  Of course with this being a paranormal romance it's not typical anyway.  I think that the main characters are well rounded and the story flows smoothly from beginning to end.  I also think that anyone who enjoys wolf stories will like this novel.