Book Review: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

The Winter King by C.L. WilsonTitle: The Winter King
Series: Weathermages of Mystral, Book 1
Author: C.L. Wilson
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: July 29, 2014 by Avon

Wynter Atrialan, the Winter King, once lived in peace with his southern, Summerlander neighbors, but when the prince of Summerlea steals Wynter’s bride and murders his young brother, Wynter calls upon a dangerous Wintercraig magic called the Ice Heart and marches against Summerlea.

After three bitter years of battle, a victorious Wynter arrives at Summerlea’s royal palace to issue his terms of surrender. The prince of Summerlea stole Wynter’s bride and slew Wynter’s Heir. He wants the loss replaced. The Ice Heart is consuming him. Wynter hopes holding his own child in his arms will rekindle the warmth in his heart before he becomes the monster of Wintercraig legend, the Ice King.

The Summer King has three very precious daughters whom he loves dearly. Wynter will take one of them to wife. She will have one year to provide him with an Heir. If she fails, he will send her to face the mercy of the mountains and claim another princess for his wife. And so it will continue until Wynter has his Heir or the Summer King is out of daughters.

The plan is perfect—except for one small detail. The Summer King has a fourth daughter. One of whom he is not so fond. And she is a fiercely passionate creature, with a temper as volatile as the forces of her weathergift, the power of storms.


Browser Extensions {Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge}

Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge

During the last Bloggiesta chat, a few of us were talking about browser extensions. I thought other people might like to know what extensions I use and find handy, so I’m going to share them with you. I use the Google Chrome browser, so these are all Chrome extensions. I found Firefox equivalents for almost all of them, but cannot vouch for them as I do not use Firefox.

Book Review: Witch of Arundale Hall by Jennifer Leeland

Witch of Arundale Hall by Jennifer LeelandTitle: Witch of Arundale Hall
Author: Jennifer Leeland
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: August 8, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave

A wicked curse on the men of Arundale transforms them into bloodthirsty beasts when their passions are high. Lady Sarah Ayers can wait no longer to do what only she can—end the curse. Her ancestor cast the spell, and she must undo it. But to accomplish her goal, she cannot let her body overrule her sense of duty, no matter how hard she finds it to resist the deviant sexual impulses that hold her in thrall to Perry Arundale.

Perry will do whatever it takes, with his words or his wilder side, to make Sarah his. But he doesn’t know that the bond between them could lead Sarah to lose not only her heart but her life.

Inside Scoop: This story contains scenes of voyeurism, BDSM and mixed-gender ménage.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Book Review: Savannah Sacrifice by Danica Winters

Savannah Sacrifice by Danica WintersTitle: Savannah Sacrifice
Series: Nymph, Book 4
Author: Danica Winters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 9, 2014 by Crimson Romance

Answers she must find . . . A truth that he can’t escape . . . And ghosts up to no good...

Being a demi-god has its privileges. For young nymph Starling Jackson, it means the gift of seduction and, more than that, near immortality. Yet when her life is filled with spirits, forever may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

With the help of her bodyguard, Jasper Gray, and secret books left to her by her late mother’s friend, she may have found the answer to all of her problems. But first, they must find a way to locate the books in their enemy’s hotbed, all while staying safe and, most importantly, without falling in love.

In the battles between the head and the heart and enemies and friends, Starling and Jasper will need to face tough battles, and even tougher consequences. Do they have the strength together and apart to withstand Savannah’s underground spirit world?


Brianna’s Goals and Progress for the 2014 Fall Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a piñata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! This edition of Bloggiesta runs Thursday, September 18th – Sunday, September 21st. Sign up here.

- From the Bloggiesta team

Here’s what I hope to accomplish:

Book Review: Dark Blood by Christine Feehan

Dark Blood by Christine FeehanTitle: Dark Blood
Series: Dark, Book 26
Author: Christine Feehan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: Review copy via NetGalley
Published: September 2, 2014 by Piatkus Books

At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…

Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…


For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.

Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear.

 

Book Review: Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster

Forged by Desire by Bec McMasterTitle: Forged by Desire
Series: London Steampunk, Book 4
Author: Bec McMaster
Genre: Steampunk
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: Review copy via NetGalley
Published: September 2, 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Captain Garret Reed of the Nighthawk guard has a deadly mission: capture a steel-jawed monster preying on women. He hates to put his partner, Perry, in jeopardy, but she’s the best bait he has. Little does he realize, he’s about to be caught in his own trap.

Perry has been half in love with Garrett for years, but this is not exactly the best time to start a relationship—especially when their investigation leads them directly into the clutches of the madman she thought she’d escaped.