Tag Archive | Paranormal

Cyborg Shifters series #scifi #romance


Wild Blood  – Storm Surge  – Shark Bite  – Ashes and Metal

These books are about cyborg shifters. I did not include the synopsis for each, but you can click the link to read more about each one. Every book is a standalone novel but the last chapter leads into the next book by introducing the characters and conflict.

These men are NOT your typical shifters. They are 1/3 man, 1/3 machine, and 1/3 animal. They are basically human looking bodies that transform into robot animals. For the first in the series Wild Blood, Dommik’s animal is unconventional and borderline creepy (read for the full effect). In Storm Surge, Stryker is a snake that has to get his mouth covered at all time (how does that even work??). In Shark Bite, Netto is a shark (no surprise). In Ashes and Metal, Gunner is a jackal (almost normal shifter with freaky eyes though).

I get why then leading men had trouble getting women.

They were MONSTERS! Visualizing some of the scenes took some serious imagination since at times they would partially transform their heads or other appendages. Any normal woman would run screaming in the other direction when faced with those mechanical enhancements. I mean, Stryker can’t control his snake from venomously biting and Netto has rows of jagged teeth! How can that be sexy?

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Also, they had no social skills. I realize socialization was not top priority for scientists when they lab created them. As a result the heroes were big, intimidating, and generally unapproachable. I thought Dommik had the least approachable personality, but then I read Netto’s story. I still don’t understand how he attracted Rylie.

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While the overall stories were somewhat dark in the content, I thought the author’s description “contains horror elements” was exaggerated. It was action filled, weird, off-putting, and like nothing I have read before. However, I could tell that the underneath it all, the heroes were men who were just as afraid of rejection as the regular Joe Blow. They craved companionship but knew that was not likely to happen under normal conditions. It was necessary for the author to create dire circumstances that would require the hero and heroine to be together where the obvious differences would not create a barrier to the budding relationship.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. Due to the fact that these books might be considered disturbing content for some, borrow and if you like it, you can always buy later.



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#Review: Dazzled (Dragon Mates Book 1) #romance #whattoread #bookaddict

Dazzled (Dragon Mates Book 1)

Synopsis
Sebastian is a dragon shifter and art collector. He has been searching for the remainder of his treasure that was stolen from his family.

Lacey is lead curator for Sebastian’s art collection exhibit. She is aware of their chemistry and attraction but she does not want to act on it because she works for him.

Opinion
It seems the story begins in the middle of their romance. Sebastian and Lacey have been working together for some time. I don’t know how I feel about Sebastian being so flirty because I think that he was probably a borderline sexual harassment case waiting to happen.

It’s a good thing she was actually into him and playing hard to get. I won’t even begin to imagine would have happen had she NOT wanted a relationship with him. Hopefully, her “NO” would have meant no to him.

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Other than that potential awkwardness, the story was your standard man-chases-woman-until-he-gets-her story. Their chemistry was good. Then a misunderstanding and a little subterfuge almost tears them apart. Sebastian realizes his mistake but it’s almost too late.

Despite the fact that they knew each other for a while, I still rate this as an insta-lust to love story.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY if you like dragon shifter romances.

Book details
Series: Dragon Mates
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 172 pages

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Gold (Date-A-Dragon Book 1) #romance #whattoread #bookaddict #review

Gold (Date-A-Dragon Book 1)

Synopsis
Dante is the Gold dragon. He is collared and the oracle said the only way to fully access his powers is to mate a human. He has been trying to figure out how that is going to happen because he does not want to be mated. Then he meets Ella. After acting like a total jerk, he realizes he wants to do whatever he can to win her.

Ella just wants a fake fiancé. No romance. No touching. Nothing. Setting boundaries is about her controlling what happens to her. She has some secrets that she would rather leave untold. Plus, she has low self-esteem because of childhood bullying.

Opinion
I love Terry Bolryder’s dragon shifter books. She has them divided into categories. First, were the Awakened Dragons who were precious stones. Then the Rent-A-Dragon series who were metals. And now, we have the precious metal dragons in the Date-A-Dragon series!

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I am so surprised that Terry Bolryder has not run out of ideas!!! I have read so many of her books and they have such different plots. This one was no different. He seems to be like Diamond dragon (from the Awakened Dragon series) in a way because he is so arrogant. But then he has a little bit more concern for humans, though not by much.

I think Dante has to woo Ella more than other dragons with their mates because of her history. I felt sympathetic to her situation. She is strong in her own way, because she has found a way to cope in a bad situation. And then there were some unexpected twists. It made for a great story. I think this is my new favorite.

I CANNOT wait for the next books. I am hoping that Citrine will be next.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY especially if you like dragon shifter romance.

Book details
Series: Date-A-Dragon
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥<br<br<br
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-Letter L- Kodiak’s Claim (Kodiak Point Book 1) – A Big Bear Romance #bearromance @AprilAtoZ #atozchallenge

L is for Langlais (Eve Langlais)

Kodiak’s Claim (Kodiak Point Book 1)
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Synopsis
Tammy is an insurance adjuster that is investigating a claim in the middle of Alaska. It seems that people are keeping secrets but she cannot figure out what it is. However, she is determined to get to the bottom of it. And she will not be swayed by the good-looking, hot body guy named Reid.

Reid is the head of his clan and a Kodiak bear shifter. When he takes a mate, he thinks it will be for political reasons. He definitely cannot even think about taking a human woman as his mate. His bear has other ideas. When it is human versus bear, the bear wins every time, no matter how illogical it might be.

Opinion
This was a fun book! I liked Tammy because she was spunky and feisty. When things are not adding up, she is going to keep digging until she can figure out what is going on.

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Reid is trying to keep his bear a secret and thinks if he can get Tammy on her way, his bear might lose interest.

As the saying goes about the best laid plans…Yea. Things do not go as they are planned.

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The secondary characters added to the excitement and drama. I loved Reid’s grandma the best. She kept Reid in check as only a grandma could. Every time I think about her antics, I chuckle to myself. I guess you could say that I literally LOL 😀

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
I say BUY. This book was very entertaining. I bet you will laugh too. At the end, you will most likely agree when I say that Reid and Tammy are good for each other.

Book details
Print Length: 240 pages
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Series: Kodiak Point

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-Letter E- Protection – Shifters Forever Worlds #review #bearshifterromance  #romance @aprilAtoZ #atozchallenge

E is for Elle (Elle Thorne)

Protection: Shifters Forever Worlds
Protection: Shifters Forever Worlds by [Thorne, Elle]

Synopsis
Grant is a grizzly bear shifter living in Bear Canyon Valley. His bear thinks that Chelsea should be his mate but he is worried that she will not accept his bear.

Chelsea has the hots for her client Grant. He gets his hair cut religiously by her every few weeks even though it does not really need it. She would like to have more than just a crush, but decides her secrets make it too dangerous to risk getting involved.

Opinion
I liked the story, but I had issue with a few things (had to deduct a heart ❤ for it).

During the first physical encounter between Grant and Chelsea, she was still recovering from roofie drugs given to her by one of the book’s bad guys. My ick flag was raised because at first I thought she was unconscious.
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I don’t care if his bear was telling him that she is his mate, unconscious means unable to consent. Actually being under the influence of anything (including drugs and alcohol) mean no ability to adequately consent. He and his bear needed to wait until she sobered up before making any moves.
Chelsea made too many assumptions. I guess the author was trying to get the reader to sympathize with her because she was a victim of domestic abuse, but it backfired in my case.
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Even though they have been semi-flirting for months, I still felt this was an insta-love story. She barely talked to him before and now in a matter of days, she loves him and wants to be his forever mate. It was too soon for me especially since she was not emotionally healed from her previous abusive relationship. I wish there was some indication that she was ready for a relationship instead of feeling like she was just looking for someone to protect her from the bad men in her life.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BORROW. I think that if this is a Kindle Unlimited book, it is worth picking up for the afternoon. I think it was free on Amazon when I got it. If you decide to buy, I would not recommend paying more than $ .99 for it. The box set might be worth buying though.

Book details
Series: Shifters Forever
Heat Level: Steamy 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 186 pages
Publisher: Barbed Borders Press (January 24, 2015)
Publication Date: January 24, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC