Archive | July 21, 2013

Review – Mistakenly Mated by Sonnet O’Dell

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by Sonnet O’Dell

Release Date: February 1, 2013
Publisher:  Eternal Press
Pages / File Size: 116 Pages

Source:  book provided by publisher for review


Curiosity only kills cats, right?

Kerry never expected to have a mate among her own kind. White wolves, like her, are considered cursed.

When curiosity gets the better of Kerry, she becomes the mate of the handsome Caleb and her future takes a dramatic turn. They crave each other through a bond that after a month will be unbreakable and they have till then to get to know each other.

Surviving that month is the only problem! Someone is out to kill Kerry, but who and why?

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Kerry is at a place she shouldn’t be. If she had listened to her parents and not go to the mating ceremony would things ended differently then they did? Just because she went in heat and ran away Caleb smelled her and started chasing after her. She ended up be mated to a werewolf when she was told she would never be able to. Just because she is a white wolf and they are said to be bad luck.

I really enjoyed this book. There was no way I could put it down once I started reading it. I could feel Kerry’s heart being pulled in two. Knowing she was in love with a human and being mated to a werewolf. The only way to get out of the mating is for your mate to be killed before the first full moon.  Since someone knows that, they are trying to kill her. Just when you think you know what is going on and can figure out everything else, you get the carpet pulled out from beneath you and you are taken on a whole new adventure.

I didn’t feel this book was long enough. The author got my attention and just like that it was over. I liked the ending and it makes me wonder if there will be more to this story later. I really hope so because I just didn’t get enough. I believe that Kerry and Caleb feel in love with each other even though they didn’t know anything about the other. I am really wanting to know what color the kids will be when a white and black wolf mate. I hated when I found out who was out to break these two up but I guess I should’ve seen it coming.

I can’t wait to read more by this author and get to know her writing style more. I would recommend anyone that loves shifters to read this book.

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Reviewer: Crystal N.

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Review: Crystal N. Mistakenly Mated by Sonnet O’Dell

Review – Black Irish by Tricia Andersen

Black Irish by Tricia Andersen
Series: Book One

Release Date: May 8, 2013
Publisher:  Sweet & Cravings Publishing
Pages / File Size: 192 Pages

Source:  book provided by publisher for review


Abbey couldn’t believe he was gay. She nearly ran away from her dreams of being a children’s book writer when she was introduced to her illustrator Sloan O’Riley, a dark, sensual Irishman with incredible blue eyes. He certainly couldn’t be good for Abbey’s relationship with her boyfriend back in Iowa. How could she stay in New York and work with the sinfully sexy Sloan even if he was gay? And when Sloan is threatened to be deported, how far would Abbey go to keep him in the US?

Sloan was forced to tell a little white lie. He had no choice. He couldn’t let the sweet, beautiful, Abbey Wright flee from his life – not without a chance to explore the sudden desire he felt for her. But what would Abbey do if she ever discovered the truth about Sloan’s sexuality – or learned the deeper, darker secret he’s been hiding?

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When I saw the title of this book I knew I had to read it since my family comes from Ireland and to see that the book starts in Iowa which is where I live. I really loved the cover of the book and the blurb was something that I couldn’t turn away from.

Abbey gets the shock of her life when she hears from a publisher wanting to publish her children’s book. It is a dream come true. So away she goes to she the publishing company and the person who is going to illustrate her book to make it come alive. When she sees Sloan for the first time something hits her and she runs out demanding someone else.

Sloan knows that he can’t let her go and wants to see what they can become together so he tells her that he is gay. Little does he know that will come back and haunt him along with her boyfriend that takes all the money that she has out of her bank account and then flees.

I can’t tell you how much I loved this story. It is one of those books that grabs you and doesn’t let go. You are still feeling it after the book is done. I know that there were more to Sloan then what he was telling. I guess we just don’t worry about it because of his good looks and the way he treats a woman. Especially a woman that he loves. I like a book that has a strong male character but he still doesn’t take his strength out on a woman.

I just want to know if Sloan did anything to Michael. He warned him but it never said. I know that Sloan wouldn’t let something like that go. This is a book that I will be coming back to read again. There is just something the author did with her characters that has me wanting more. I can just imagine Sloan talking in that voice of his and it sends shivers down my spine.

I recommend that everyone try this book. The author did an amazing job when she brought this story to life.

Review: Crystal N. Black Irish by Tricia Andersen

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SSLY recommended read

Blog Tour ~ Review ~ Easy Peasy

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Myra’s childhood in a prepper bunker facilitated her self-sufficiency, but at twenty-four, she’s tired of being a lone mitten. With her business keeping her busy, she’s not sure when she’ll find Mr. Right, but hopes he likes long walks in the park and princess movies.

Oakes Willowbee, just starting his prepping, needs all the help he can get. Former military and in over his head, he’s trying to get his life in order to be ready for a worldwide catastrophe, but he’s having a hard time getting past sheep. With Myra’s help, Oakes gets a taste of prepper life, but his fascination with preparedness might kill their budding relationship.

Despite the attraction between them, finding a balance between living and surviving could be anything but easy peasy.

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Myra looked around the space as the generator kicked on the next level of lights. Two sets of dishes waited on the small wooden table along with two sets of towels. The door to the bedroom stood open and she peeked in to find the bed freshly made, with reading candles and lamps on each bedside table.
“I understood why you sent me that last book when your father said you were coming with a boyfriend,” she said. “You were gently telling me to start thinking about how I felt about you and Wesley entering mature relationships.”

What book had she sent? Myra couldn’t remember such a book.

“I did some soul-searching,” she continued. “I want my home—the home I have ready for my kids and their families—to be one of openness and love. That means making a sexual safe zone. I am not going to be a prude on relationships—I’d never get grandkids, right? So, you two will have your privacy down here, just like Wesley will when he brings a mate home one day.”

She looked so proud. Myra fought to keep her breathing even and the smile on her face. The last thing she wanted to ever do was make her mother feel bad or embarrass her. She rarely took this kind of initiative. Myra didn’t know how to respond. She hadn’t even kissed Oakes, let alone shared anything that required the privacy of a bedroom.

“I know your father has drills planned and we’re going to do them,” she said. “But I’ve also let him know you two need privacy and down time so Oakes doesn’t get overwhelmed. So, you’ll have time to decompress, reconnect and…shoot, what was the last one? I’ll check later, but you’ll have time to do it. I’m going to give you that privacy now so you can settle in and discuss things. I’ll be upstairs if you need anything. Oakes?”

He had a bemused look on his face, like he was enjoying the horror show. “Yes, ma’am?”

“I’d like you to call me Naomi.” She offered her hand. “I’m very happy you’re here, and I hope you feel welcome.”

“That’s really kind of you, Naomi. I can see where Myra gets her beauty and charm.”

Her mother chuckled and elbowed Myra gently. “See, now I like him even more because he’s willing to put blinders on and see the best. Myra is the spitting image of my mother-in-law and has the same giving, loving spirit. Dinner will be when Wesley arrives, which should be another hour.”

She turned and headed out of the apartment, making a special note to shut the door. Myra finally looked up to Oakes, though her mortification made that extra hard.

“So, your mom is nice,” he said.

About The Author:

Stephanie Beck is a fulltime mom, busy writer and amateur speller.
She’s been writing since she was fifteen. Her first novel, “Love on the Mats” was a graphic, heartwarming tale of a wrestler and a cutie coed which was lovingly edited by the c-squad basketball team on the long bus rides throughout the season. They were all sure it would be published and it still has a home in a folder…somewhere.
Stephanie Beck loves romance and all things romantic, heart warming and usually funny, though a more serious piece will find its way in occasionally.
In her spare time she knits and sews, walks the dog, plays with her three wonderful children and tries to get her husband to act out the naughty things she researches…oh the sacrifices she makes for her craft.

Twitter: @stephaniejgrace

Beverly’s Review:
Easy Peasy

Who hasn’t said this as a child, or am I dating myself? Reading this was easy peasy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this prepper book. I don’t find very many of them and this one was well written laying the background of the characters out in well flowing information. The characters were well rounded and believable. The information was given excellent. Above all it was a wonderful love story between Myra and Oakes.

The friendship and love began when Oakes was looking to stock his bunker. He met Myra who showed him what he was missing in more ways than one. Myra was his balance.

Myra was strong enough to break free from her families prepper life. She wanted more. She didn’t want to live her life off the grid as a full time dedicated prepper. With her meeting with Oakes, she realized that maybe there could be middle ground if there was love to share.

Easy Peasy was a sweet enjoyable love story. A little bit different, I couldn’t put it down. I definitely would recommend this be added to your TBR pile!

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