Tag Archive | paranormal romance

When Time Stops #Dragon #Shifter #Romance #review

When Time Stops: Dragon Shifter Surprise Pregnancy Romance

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Synopsis
Aeon is a time dragon living in France. His brothers tricked him out of protecting the family’s lair and treasure for the year. He decides he will use the time to travel. At his first stop, he visits on of the family’s many night clubs. He meets Isobel and they have a one night stand.

Isobel is on her honeymoon vacation minus the groom. He left her at the altar. She is determined to have some fun. The hot and heavy attraction with Aeon fits the bill. After their night of fun, Isobel is kidnapped and made the prize in a dragon tournament.

Aeon usually avoids these tournaments because he thinks they are too barbaric for modern times, but he enters because he feels that he owes it to Isobel to win her freedom.

Opinion
This book brought the dragon heat early! From the moment they saw each other in the night club, I could feel the intensity of their connection radiate off the page.

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I still don’t understand how a time dragon can bend time, but it worked for the story.
Isobel held her own despite everything her narcissistic mother, philandering fiance, and the whole kidnapping ordeal with a lot of horny dragons drooling over her.

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All the dragon fighting brought a medieval vibe to the story even though it happened in modern era. Throughout the different challenges, nothing goes totally as expected. There were even a few plot twists that threw me for a loop.

Like WHAAA?

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I am talking about things in addition to the surprise pregnancy. It is too cute when she tells him that she is pregnant. That makes me smile just thinking about it.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass
BUY. This book has everything for me. Love, action, dragons, strong heroine

Book details
Print Length: 405 pages
Series: Not that I could tell but I wish it was
Publication Date: August 14, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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Book Review: Twin Dragons #dragons #swirlromance #triad #paranormalromance #shifterromance

Twin Dragons 1heart ♥

Synopsis

Gail meets Eli and Tyler while on a trip to Seattle.

Eli and Tyler are twin dragon shifters that decide that Gail is their fated mate.

Opinion

When I first started reading, I did not realize this was going to be a triad romance. Since I decided to continue reading after finding that out, I did not deduct any of my rating for that fact. This story was weak for many reasons but here are my top three:

  1. Eli and Tyler take Gail to their penthouse apartment after knowing her for only a few hours. Why is she blindly following two strange guys to their apartment? Irresponsible behavior. She is acting with no common sense at all. At least send a friend or family member a text, “Hey, if I mysteriously disappear, these two blond guys named Eli and Tyler might have disposed of my body somewhere in Seattle.”
  2. They walk in to the apartment and NO TALK before they get physical. Two dragon shifters and one girl. I actually turned from one page to the next twice trying to figure out what happened. It seemed that the story jumped from them walking through the door to them knocking boots.
  3. Tyler asked Gail if she wanted to try a particular position but did not wait for her answer before doing it.
    And I quote, “he would not be denied.” I am all for an alpha male taking charge, but THIS sounds kind of rapey to me.

Should you buy? I do not recommend. The story was choppy as if it was missing chapters. I wanted to read a story but felt like I was playing hopscotch. I know the author can do better because I have read more entertaining books from her (see The Alpha Lion’s Bride) . This one has lots of potential, but the characters need to be stronger and the plot more developed.

To the author: Alyse, I know you can do better than this. If you need a beta writer to help you work through plot holes, I am here for you. My email is amaryllisturman [at] gmail [dot] com. Other authors, this blanket invitation is for Alyse only. Everyone else can check my submission guidelines here.

Book details
Print Length: 55 pages
Publisher: Zaftig Publishing (June 25, 2015)
Publication Date: June 25, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

If after everything, this looks like a book you want to read, click here to buy on Amazon.

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Terry Bolryder & Awakened #Dragon series #romance #shifters

You might have guessed that one of my favorite authors is Terry Bolryder. Well friends, she has a new series out called Awakened Dragon series.

Verdict is in: I love all of them!

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It is hard for me to even sit still to write the review about each book because, I love them all. Every time I think about the stories, I want to reread the books. I am seriously addicted to these characters.

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Opinion
Each dragon has his power that is not really understood by the rest because dragons used to be loners before they were put to sleep. Now in modern times, they have to stick together to fight a common enemy. They understand that the oracle knows best but they do not always approve of her methods. If they find their mates, they can have full access to their powers. It should be simple, but they did not count on the women having minds of their own.

These stories are fun and creative. I love dragon shifter romances and have enjoyed this series immensely. I think it is because they have personalities that are all various ranges of the amoral scale. It is not that they are bad, but they never really had to care about humanity. They did their own thing, benefiting from their status and power, but not completely understanding how to care to make a positive impact in the world.

Then they each meet their mate, and their world changes drastically.

I cannot wait to read Aegis’ (Emerald dragon) story.

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I think he might end up being the most complex of them all. I am dancing in expectation of reading his story. At the beginning of the series, I thought I hated him. But as more of his story is revealed, I realize that he is another conflicted hero in the making.

Books in order in the series

Erin and Zach story – Onyx Dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 1)

(FYI- here is a pet cat in every story ❤ – they adopt a one legged cat Bo)

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons Book 1
Print Length: 268 pages
Publication Date: July 25, 2016

Hallie and Luc – Sapphire dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 2)

(they adopt a cat with cancer Bastien)

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons Book 2
Print Length: 157 pages
Publication Date: August 3, 2016

Faye and Red – Ruby dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 3)

(they adopt a cat Pumpkin scratches everybody)

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons Book 3
Print Length: 246 pages
Publication Date: August 11, 2016

Alistar and Bridget – Diamond dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 4)

(they adopt a cat Scrangy)

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons Book 4
Print Length: 178 pages
Publication Date: August 25, 2016

Dom and Lara – Amethyst dragon (Awakened Dragons Book 5)

–received this book free in exchange for honest review–

(they adopt a litter of kittens after the mom dies)

Book details
Series: Awakened Dragons Book 5
Print Length: 174 pages
Publication Date: September 14, 2016

 

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY! BUY! BUY! Every time I finish a book, I have a little hyperventilation fit because I cannot wait for the next book in the series. And then I sometime re-read the book to stay in contact with the characters. Thankfully, Terry has not made me wait too long between books.

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Review: Fire by Tiffany Flowers #dragonshifter #paranormalromance @Authortflowers

Title: Fire
Series: A Dragon’s Novel #1
Author: Tiffany Flowers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Dragons are not supposed to exist. They are just fairy tale creatures in stories used to get children to sleep. Now faced with a living breathing Dragon, Jade Teal has no choice but to believe. And with this newfound knowledge, danger arrives at every turn.

Alex Sparks is the leader of the Drac Dragon Clan. He doesn’t want a mate, ever. Sent out on a rescue mission to save a human female, he comes face to face with someone that he did not expect. To protect her, his world will be set on fire.

~~~TOW Review~~~

4heartWhen Alex and Jade meet, Jade finds out that everything that she heard about the legends and stories she had been told as a child was true. If that was not mind blowing enough, she also finds out that Alex thinks she should be his mate.
I think that the author did a very good job of making Jade very realistic for the situation she was in. She could not understand if it was her body’s attraction to Alex that was drawing her to him or if they really had a connection to be together.
I loved this story so much that I could not put it down. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride and all I could do was hold on as tightly as possible. I felt for both Jade and Alex because they had aspects of their personality which they deemed themselves unlovable.
In the end, they both have to come to terms with learning how to love themselves before they could recognize the truth about love they found in each other. It was so much more than a simple connection shared between the dragon and his mate.
TOW Opinion: Should you buy, borrow or pass?
BUY!!! You will not be disappointed. The story flows well with characters that come to life.

~~I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~~

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Blog tour: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie by @LaniLynnVale #paranormalromance #dragonromance

Title: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie
Series: The Dragon Series #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Keifer Vassago, The Prince of Dragons, has enough on his plate without adding a brunette with a bad attitude to the mix

Fate has a way of screwing all his plans, though, whether he wants them screwed or not. One second he’s fetching his brother from yet another situation that could possibly compromise the Vassago name, and the next that brunette is grabbing his assets.

Blythe isn’t after anyone’s assets, though. She’s a good girl. All she wants is to graduate from nursing school, get a job, and move out of her hell hole apartment. What she does not have time to deal with is a sexy bearded man that accuses her of grabbing his junk.

She tries to forget about the encounter, but fate’s a cruel bitch.

One second she’s a normal college student barely living paycheck to paycheck, and the next she’s setting her panties on fire with powers from an ancient immortal dragon.

To add insult to injury, she’s hearing voices, and none of them are figments of her imagination. Blythe’s life is turned upside down, and Keifer forces her to adapt even though she doesn’t want to. She likes her life just the way it is.

Not to mention she wants nothing to do with that arrogant asshole. She doesn’t care that he rides a dragon. She also could care less about his stupid beard, and his sexy eyes.

Yeah, who was she kidding? She wasn’t convincing anybody.

“Oh my heavens to Betsey, I was given an opportunity to have a sneak peek at this bad boy from Lani Lynn Vale. First, I love that Lani’s style of writing that balances family, feels, and loyalty with lots of life follows through into this series.”Author Chelsea Cameron

“’I Like Dragons and I Cannot Lie’ is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best PNR I have EVER read!!!”Gi’s Spot Reviews

“On a closing note Lani Lynn Vale did it again with another amazing book…” Goodreads Reviewer

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I woke up to my lower half on fire.

 

At first, I thought it was just an aftereffect of my dreams, but when I finally peeled my eyes open, I could smell smoke.

 

 

When I opened my lids and looked down, it was to literally find my panties on fire.

 

 

I screamed and rolled; rolling so far in the bed that I hit the floor and kept going.

 

 

By the time the fire was finally out, my panties were burned to ash. However, my skin was perfectly fine. In fact, the hairs that I’d planned on having waxed later in the week were gone.

 

 

It’d given me a fire waxing…minus the wax.

 

 

“What the f***?” I yelled, staring down at my now hair-free mound.

 

 

Blasphemy.

 

 

My eyes widened and I looked around. Was someone in the room with me?

 

 

I started reaching for the lamp but couldn’t find it. There was a pile of things beside the bed that I’d knocked over in my haste to get up. I could only assume that the lamp was one of those things.

 

 

“Light, light, light,” I chanted, shifting through the things on the floor.

 

 

My candles that I had interspersed around the room all lit at once, and I screamed.

 

 

“What the hell is going on?” I shrieked.

 

 

Macy started hammering on the wall, or her boyfriend. Whatever. F*** her.

 

 

I narrowed my eyes at the wall.

 

 

That stupid heifer! I’m allowed to scream if I want to. She f*** day and night, and she’s going to bang on my wall to get me to quiet down?

 

 

Master Farrow has always had excellent stamina with the ladies.

 

 

I froze, turning around and scanning the room.

 

 

“Who’s there?” I asked nervously.

 

 

A deep, rumbly laugh filled my head and my eyes widened.

 

 

“Holy mother of God, get out of my head!” I yelled.

 

 

The voice in my head continued to chuckle. Oh, this is almost as good as when Prince Keifer came into his powers. He didn’t shriek like you do, though.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.


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