Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Forever (The World of Nightwalkers #2) by Jacquelyn Frank

After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.

While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes’ plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

5/5 stars

Loved this book, the second in the Bodywalker series. It picked up just a couple weeks after the first book, Forbidden, left off. I liked Jackson from the beginning and was excited that he got his own book, but he had such a strong presence and an unwavering sense of duty that he had to get his own book. Marissa was great too. The attraction they had for each other was like a living breathing thing that exploded off the page. I can't wait til the next book to see where they're headed in this war that they are caught up in and see how along with Ramses, Docia and Leo they fight this new enemy.

I've loved pretty much every book the very talented Ms. Frank has written and I'm glad to see that this series continues with Leo's story. I'm also really curious to see if the characters from the other Nightwalkers will pop up in any future books since they read the prophecy too. I tried reading this book before I had read Forbidden and didn't think I would've had problems with it, but quickly set it aside to read Forbidden first. Glad I did so that I had a better understanding about how the Bodywalkers worked. Highly recommend this series.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Virginity Mission by Cate Ellink

It’s lust at first sight when Mac sees Jason shirtless and sweating on the back of a truck.Jason is the army sergeant assigned to support the six‐week scientific expedition that Mac is participating in, and might just be the perfect candidate for another journey of discovery that Mac is desperate to undertake — sex.

Fraternization between students and staff might be strictly prohibited, but everybody knows fruit always tastes better when it’s forbidden.

3/5 stars

I'm giving this book 3.5 stars because it wasn't what I was expecting. I seriously thought it was a m/m romance! I mean, look at the manly chest. Okay, now read the description. No where in that description was the pronoun she or even he for that matter. The main characters name's are Jason and Mac. I read about 20% before I realized that Mac was a woman! I kept reading it though because it captured my interest and I don't read very many books set in Australia. Jason was definitely the strong silent chunky type of man that I love reading about and always want more of. Mac, whose real name is Willow Macintosh, was the very inexperienced virgin (never been kissed either). She was shy and sweet and seemed almost backwards at times. The building of their relationship wasn't rushed although out of six weeks they only spent a part of that together. Overall, it was an enjoyable book....even if it was completely different then I was expecting. So, I guess the low rating is my fault and has nothing to do with the story itself. I think the description needs to be rewritten.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bite Me (London Undead #1) by PJ Schnyder

Few people walk the streets of London since the zombie outbreak, but that's not an issue for Seth. As a werewolf, he can handle himself and save humans reckless enough to take a nighttime stroll. While on patrol he comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand against the zombies catches his eye—and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her.

Maisie can't help but admit that she's attracted to her werewolf rescuer. She's drawn to Seth's strength and ferocity, and finds herself opening up to him in ways she never imagined, even though she's determined to not rely on Seth or anyone else. She doesn't want another person to get hurt—or die—for her sake. She has enough scars, physical and emotional, from the last time…

But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her…

4/5 stars

This was a great start to what is going to be a hellva series. We had humans and werewolves fighting together against zombies and were-cats and the fae were mentioned too. The story is set in what I'm assuming is present-day London were the military has set up barricades keeping the zombies in the city. Seth is the local pack alpha and while on patrol comes across a human woman, Maisie, shooting a horde of zombies and trying to keep a family safe. From that point on we learn the zombies are changing their methods of hunting and Seth and his pack are trying to find out why. Maisie and Seth also share a few stolen moments to romance each other here and there. I liked the characters that were introduced so far and can't wait to see where they're headed. I pretty much devoured this in one setting since it wasn't that long and I can only hope the next book will be a little longer. Highly recommend.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Night Is Watching (Krewe of Hunters #9) by Heather Graham

The dead of night
The Old West town of Lily, Arizona, is home to the Gilded Lily, a former theater...and bawdy house. These days, it offers theatrical productions geared to tourists, but the recent discovery of a skull, a real skull, among the props and costumes shakes everyone up.
So, who do you call? The Krewe of Hunters, a special FBI unit of paranormal investigators. In this case, it's agent Jane Everett. Jane's also a talented artist who creates images of the dead as they once were. But the Krewe always works with local law enforcement, and here that means Sloan Trent, former Houston cop and now sheriff. His great-great-grandmother was an actress at the Gilded Lily...and she's not resting in peace.
Then more remains appear in the nearby desert. As they search for answers, using all the skills at their disposal, Jane and Sloan find themselves falling into danger--and into love. 

4.5/5 stars

Heather Graham writes one hell of a ghost story. I didn't guess who the bad guy was at all. I mean, of course I had my suspicions, but then I rule them out and try again. So, when the bad guy was revealed I was pleasantly surprised.

The book is set in a small town in Arizona that is an Old West attraction with several reputed ghost sittings. The town sheriff is called to a case involving one of the towns most famous ghost and calls his friend, Logan Raintree, for help. Logan sends in his forensic artist, Jane, to help and ends up solving not just their present case, but also a case over 100 years old. Of course the sparks between Sloan and Jane were hot enough to scorch the pages or short out my e-reader.

The only thing I didn't care for was after the bad guy reveal it wrapped up to quickly. I can't wait to read more of this series and really wished Ms. Graham would write them as fast as I can read them. Wrote as part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Recommend to readers who enjoy a little ghost action with their romance.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wounded Angel (Earth Angels #3) by Stacy Gail

A descendant of the Angel of Vengeance, Nate da Luca was gifted with an uncanny ability to find things. It made his job as a detective a breeze—until he learned the hard way that some things should remain hidden. After that, his powers vanished, along with his belief in himself. Which is going to make tracking down Gabriella Littlefield for his latest client a challenge.

Personal trainer Ella Little paid a hefty price for her life—now all she wants is to live it in peace. Then a sexy hulk of a man turns up in her gym, reigniting desires she thought she'd left behind along with her real name and hair color.

Desires she can't deny even after she discovers Nate's no stranger to her dark past.

Before he can convince her the attraction is mutual, Nate's going to have to earn Ella's trust. But a demon is playing for keeps in the world of humans, using Ella as bait, and the last thing they have is time.

4/5 stars

I think this has been my favorite of the series so far.  Nate was the perfect wounded angel and did a great job of bridging the books so far with the little computer conferences with the other angels.  Some of those angels we've met and some I hope we meet soon (the guy in Boston!).  I wasn't too sure about Ella at first just because she was so sketchy to begin with, but after learning her back story, I firmly believe she had every right to be so secretive.  I liked the two together and hope to see a little more of them in the future.