Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Frost Fire by Emma Layne

Frost Fire by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Book 2
Publisher: Emma Layne (January 2018)
255 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


With Earth unknowingly under the threat of impact with a destructive asteroid, the rest of the universe has decided to secretly loot its resources before it’s wiped out. Blaze and his brothers have been sent on one such mission, looking to mine resources desperately needed by their planet, and they find shelter at an inn nearby the mine. Blaze is used to having women pant after him, so being rejected by Molly, the little studious bookworm, rubs him the wrong way. What started out as a challenge to woo the reluctant woman, turned into something he’d never have fathomed. Good read! Blaze was an interesting character, and I liked Molly better than Amy (the heroine in the first book of this series). Can’t wait to see the remaining brothers succumb to their pairings. Eager to move on to the next, and I look forward to reading Snow Fire! I hope to see it out soon!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cold Fire by Emma Layne

Cold Fire by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Book 1
Publisher: Emma Layne (November 2017)
240 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


With Earth unknowingly under the threat of impact with a destructive asteroid, the rest of the universe has decided to secretly loot it’s resources before it’s wiped out. Faro and his brothers have been sent on one such mission, looking to mine resources desperately needed by their planet, and they find shelter at an inn nearby the mine—only the pretty innkeeper is proving an unexpected and unwanted distraction. Faro can’t help but feel drawn to Amy, but his many secrets make it difficult to get close to her. Faro was an amusing, sometimes over-the-top alpha character, and I enjoyed his banter with both Amy and his brothers. Lots of interesting characters at play here, and I can’t wait to read their stories. It ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, but the essential question was settled at the end, so that was enough for me. Eager to move on to Faro’s brothers, and I look forward to reading Blaze and Molly’s story, Frost Fire, coming out January 2018!

Fire Starter by Emma Layne

Fire Starter by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Prequel
Publisher: Emma Layne (November 2017)
10 pages, eBook (available from the Author's website)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart


Quick little intro to the Ice Drake World, offering a taste of one of the main characters from the first book and a bit of background info on their mission in going to Earth.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Bastard Laird’s Bride by Emma Prince

The Bastard Laird’s Bride by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 6
Publisher: Emma Prince (November 2017)
390 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Reid’s lived under the cloud of his illegitimate birth his whole life, but due to unusual circumstances he became Laird anyway. He feels a need to stabilize his standing by having a legitimate heir of his own, so, the last thing he needs is an arranged marriage with a kidnapped English bride, especially one that is determined to enter the convent to be a scribe. Corinne is blinded by her one track mind in the beginning, but once she comes to terms with her fate, she and Reid are awesome together. They both have demons and insecurities, and they help each other to be stronger. So many great secondary characters! I hope to see more of Reid’s brother, Fillan, in future stories! Great series!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stolen by an Alien by Amanda Milo

Stolen by an Alien by Amanda Milo
Stolen Series, Book 1
Publisher: Amanda Milo (April 2017)
403 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $0.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Angie is abducted by aliens and wakes up to being auctioned off to different aliens intent on violating her, but before they get a chance, she is rescued by Arokh, an alien gladiator. I'm usually not much for science fiction, but I loved this story! The characters were awesome! This is definitely the best thing I've read in a long time. Arokh and all the other aliens assume Angie is a Gryfala (a prized, pampered female alien race) causing even more lost in translation problems then they would have had otherwise, but it made everything just that much more interesting. By the end of the story all the aliens were just people to me (a sign of a great story). I am eagerly moving on to Arokh's brother, Zadeon's story (Rescued by an alien), and am looking forward to more stories (especially Crispin, Dohrein and the seeing-eye dog). Great read!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince

The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 5
Publisher: Emma Prince (June 2017)
411 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Logan’s been running from his past for years, but rescuing his sister from captivity has given him a reason to turn things around, seek a place in the King’s Bodyguard Corps and fight to keep it, whether he is welcome by the other members or not. And after finding a young woman near death in a snowstorm, he finds he has two women under his protection, his sister Mairin and Helena, an English noblewoman as full of secrets as he is. Helena and Logan help each other to get past their demons and I loved the way they never gave up on each other. I hope to see more of Mairin in future stories, and I can’t wait for Logan’s brother, Reid’s, story! Great series!

A Highland Betrothal by Emma Prince

A Highland Betrothal by Emma Prince
The Forbidden Highlands Anthology
Highland Bodyguards, Book 4.5
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc. (April 2017)
75 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $0.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart


After a long recovery from a terrible battle wound, Graeme wrote and proposed to his sweetheart, Anna, only to receive no response and he could only assume she no longer wanted him due to his injury and change in circumstances. Not long after he hears she is engaged to another, so he is less than thrilled when he is sent to escort Anna to her new intended. Sweet story of a misunderstanding being corrected before it is too late. Quick read!