Thursday, May 31, 2018

BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW for "Ride with the Seal (Norse Security, #1)" by Leslie North

Ride with the Seal 
(Norse Security, #1)
by Leslie North
Publication date: May 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
When ex-SEAL Camden Thursday enters the garage at two in the morning, he’s intent on grand theft auto. Instead he’s confronted with more than a hot car — there’s a sexy mechanic too. His high school crush, wrench in hand, projects a “Dangerous Curves Ahead” warning far more tempting than any joy ride, but Camden isn’t here to try the road less traveled. He’s here to jack a car and prove he can do more than manipulate computer code for the black ops service he works for: Norse Security. So while Camden is looking to get physical on this job, he was hoping for someone to punch, not someone to plunder… 
Everly Knight is the baddest bad girl in town. As the daughter of a mobster and a name in the auto industry for hot cars, she could rest on her laurels and let her reputation proceed her. However, Everly has a deep dark secret: she wants nothing more than a shiny, new, legal garage all of her own. She’s just a few thousand away from cashing in and figures that one last illegal car theft could finance her legal dreams. That is until the geek from her past shows up as a hunky hero; letting Everly see that it’s possible to become more than just a tough girl.
Camden may be all muscle, but it’s Everly who can stall the entire operation. She holds him hostage and offers an ultimatum: Take her on the ride or find himself a sitting duck for the mob. It’s not a hard choice when the bombshell revs his engine. But with warring goals and secret missions, they’ll find themselves fighting for their futures and racing toward a love they never saw coming.
~BOOK REVIEW for "Ride with the Seal"~

***(3) out of 5 stars!

After a bit of a fumble on the first pages with too much explaining, the action picks up real quick with Cam and Everly both in a neighborhood garage trying to steal the Aeon Turbo G90.  With tech as his specialty and mechanics as hers, they’re the perfect match to steal the one-of-a-kind high-tech car.  Too bad their agendas regarding the car are totally different. 

On the run from various outside players, the couple grow close as they spend more time together.  The chemistry between them is well-portrayed, as is the conflict each is having over potentially betraying the other.

While the premise was a good one, the story just really go anywhere.  They spent an awful lot of time (not just hours, but days) driving around in the middle of nowhere.  And time seems to switch very quickly from day to night and night to day.  Not to mention that so much of the action was just totally unrealistic.  Such as the near-end where Cam and Everly basically take down a couple of mobsters… and then that’s the end of it!  No arrests, no deaths, nothing.  We’re just led to believe that things were fine after that and everyone just went on their merry way.

Overall, a pretty pleasant and fun read, just don’t put too much thought into it!

Author Bio:
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women's contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres. 
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren't afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east. 
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie. 
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don't hesitate to contact her via e-mail: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Orbit" by Leigh Hellman

Today I’m helping unveil the cover for Orbit — 
the new adult, speculative fiction 
debut novel by Leigh Hellman
Without further ado... 
here is the cover 
(designed by Najla Qamber):


Title: Orbit

Author: Leigh Hellman

Release Date: September 18, 2018
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber

Orbit will be available for preorder soon!

In the meantime, you can add it on Goodreads!

Ciaan Gennett isn’t green, despite the brand of light hair that betrays her heritage: an Earth mother. A mother she remembers but doesn’t know, who left one day and never came back. Ciaan’s as metal as her home planet — cold and hard and full of so many cracks she’s trying to ignore that she doesn’t have time to wonder about questions that don’t get answers.

After one too many run-ins with the law, Ciaan finds herself sentenced to probation at a port facility and given an ultimatum: Prove that your potential is worth believing in. With help from her best friend Tidoris, Ciaan stays away from trouble — and trouble stays away from her. But when a routine refueling turns into a revelation, Ciaan and Tidoris find themselves forced into an alliance with an Earth captain of questionable morality and his stoic, artificially-grown first officer. Their escalating resistance against bureaucratic cover-ups begins unraveling a history of human monstrosity and an ugly truth that Ciaan isn’t so sure she wants to discover.

Now they all must decide how far they are willing to dig into humanity's dark desperation — and what they are willing to do about what digs back. 

You can reach Autho Leigh Hellman on:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BOOK REVIEW for "Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic, #1)" by Danielle Annett

**(2) out of 5 stars!
Cursed by Fire 
(Blood & Magic, #1) 
by Danielle Annett 

Publication date: February 18th, 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy


Blood is going to spill …

I just hope it won’t be mine.

After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I’d been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead.

My boss doesn’t want me to hunt down his killers. It’s too dangerous.

But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice.

Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don’t abandon their own.

In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment.

Vigilante justice is the only kind these people understand.

Yes, blood will spill. And I’m determined it will be theirs.


This book wasn’t awful… it just wasn’t very good.  The general idea behind the story was a good one; the premise drawing me in enough to request the book in the first place.  But the follow through just wasn’t there.  Here is this entire world completely different from ours, with all of these different fantastical creatures, various groups, power structures, etc; and yet it’s all just given a cursory explanation, with no real world-building or explanation happening.  There was a ton repetition of some ideas, to the point of it being annoying; and blatant contradiction of others.    

Aria’s character was a disaster.  Here she was supposed to be this tough person working as a mercenary, and she couldn’t even take care of herself.  And her detective skills suck; her supposed best friend James is basically an enforcer for the mob, and she’s the only person in the entire city who doesn’t know it.  The most ridiculous aspect though was the fact that she is supposed to be a pyrokinetic in hiding that somehow nobody knows about; and yet she constantly overheating herself, warming up rooms, even lighting things on fire. 

None of the secondary characters were any better, and her expressed associations with most of them just didn’t come across as real.  Supposedly Aria’s boss Mike is like a father figure to her, but there’s not really any show of this, just tell; which does not make it feel all that genuine.  Her relationship with James isn’t much better, although he is probably the most fleshed out character in the entire book.  And Inarus, while he’s meant to be a mystery, is more of a cipher, a fact which makes him almost not worth noticing. 

There were apparently a ton of different things going on that we’re unaware of, and lots of plot building that seemed to really be going somewhere, and then… didn’t.  The story just kind of ends, not on a cliffhanger per say, but with nothing actually resolved.  I was left wondering what had happened, what in the heck was going on, and why I should care.    

It appears that there are three other volumes in this series, so perhaps they eventually give us some answers, but I don’t know that I could be persuaded to care enough to read them. 
I received an eBook copy of this title free from Xpresso Book Tours,
and have willingly provided an honest review. 

New and old covers of "Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic, #1)" by Danielle Annett.

Monday, May 28, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Magic Harvest" by Mary Karlik

Magic Harvest
by Mary Karlik
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: Sept 18th, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Young fae girls are disappearing. 
Layla has never belonged to the fairy realm – at least, half of her hasn’t. She’s never known anyone with human blood, not even her father. When she was three, the dragon Fauth attacked the fairy festival, murdering her fae mum & stepfather. Frankly, some fairies think she should’ve been eaten too.
As she grew, despite being called names like “fuman” for being a half-blood, she’s discovered that being half-human isn’t terrible. She may lack magic, but she is immune to iron sickness, and she can wield a sword with elven skill. 
Magic in the human world is disastrous. 
Sixteen years later, when Layla’s half-sister is kidnapped and taken through a portal to the forbidden human realm, Layla rushes to the rescue. She’s older and stronger, and she’s not about to let her last living family member be taken from her without a fight. 
Only someone who belongs to both worlds can find the truth. 
The portal spits her out in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, but neither her sister or the kidnapper are anywhere to be found. Stuck in a world she only knows from school books, Layla forges unlikely alliances to find her sister. As she becomes tangled in the dark world of fairy trafficking, magic harvesting, and murder, Layla will have to find the strength within if she is to survive and save her sister.

Author Bio:
Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna's home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn't find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore. 
You can find her Texas roots in her YA contemporary romance Hickville series , which has been described as "100% solid storytelling," and begins with Welcome to Hickville High, a "lovely story about growing up." 
She digs deep into her Scottish roots - there is magic there, she just knows it - for the forthcoming YA epic fantasy Fairy Trafficking series, beginning with Magic Harvest. 
She makes her home in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico where she is a certified professional ski instructor, but she also loves visiting Scotland where she is currently studying Scottish Gaelic at the University of Highlands and Islands in Skye. Mary also earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Registered Nurse. 
Mary currently serves as the President of the Young Adult Chapter of Romance Writers of America and looks forward to raising a glass or two of gin and tonic with her fellow writers every year at RWA’s national convention. 

BOOK BLITZ for "Renegade (Blood Of The Custodians, #2)" by Sharonlee Holder

(Blood Of The Custodians, #2)
by Sharonlee Holder
Published by:
Changing Tides Publishing
Publication date: May 28th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

He’ll risk his heart to save her soul.
As the war between the Fates and the resistance rages on, Colin Murphy – bastard son of Hades – finds himself caught between his loyalty to Eros and a past that threatens to destroy him.
Pursued by Persephone’s bounty hunters, and with a pissed-off daemon to contend with, there is one thing that Murphy knows for sure – Hailey, the human he now shares his mind and body with, is innocent in all of it. She is a firefly flickering in the darkness of his black existence, and he will do anything and everything to protect her.
Hailey was groomed to be a socialite, with her entire future mapped out for her.
Nothing could have prepared her for the abrupt ending to that life – or the impact of living in such close, intimate confines with a forsaken son of Hell. He’s powerful, he’s dangerous… and he’s her only hope of escaping the dark forces that pursue her.
Boundaries will be tested, loyalties questioned, and hearts pushed to the limits in this action-packed paranormal romance that continues the epic Blood of the Custodians saga by Sharonlee Holder.
This steamy, fast-paced paranormal romance series by Sharonlee Holder is perfect for fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward and Sacrificed to the Dragon by Jessie Donovan.


Murphy didn’t bother with the door. He came straight through the hearth, travelling through the fiery elements of his heritage. Mayhem was close. Writhing beneath the surface, tearing at the restraints, howling to be set free.
Clamping down on his base self, he swept the small front room of his mind, a red haze gathered behind his eyes and found …
You’re making a mess,” said the toffee-eyed temptress with hands on her curvy hips and chin jutted at the coals littering the stone flooring.
Murphy glanced down and began to toe aside embers. Wait a fecking minute! This was his house–so to speak.
Growling, he took a step forward. “Where is she?
Hailey–goddamn her–stood her ground, threw her shoulders back, maximising the swell of luscious breasts, and arched a slender eyebrow. “I’m not sure how things work where you come from, but where I come from, you catch more bees with honey,” she stated with all the hauteur of a tiny hive queen.
No. Not gonna happen. She’d tricked him once, and that was shame on her. He wasn’t about to give her another opportunity to force the fool’s hat onto his head. For all he knew, she was working with Valazhor. Come to think of it …
What did she offer you?” he asked.
Candy apple lips parted then snapped shut again, a believable impression of affront arranged across her features. “Excuse me?
She wanted to play it the hard way, did she?
Dainty hands dropped from her hips and tucked into the crooks of her arms when she crossed them under her breasts. Carnal desire hijacked the moment and served up a confused reminder of plush curves undulating against him, open-mouthed kisses along his neck…
You heard me,” he growled, cursing the throaty throb in his voice. “What was to be your reward for distracting me so that the Medusan hybrid could get close enough to deliver Persephone’s message?
Anger ignited in her eyes, flaming cognac over toffee, the scent of burnt caramel licking the air. “I don’t appreciate what you’re implying.”
Anger he could do. Anger was safer. Way safer than the alternative.
Closing the gap, Murphy crowded in, using his size to dominate. Again, she refused to back down and craned her head all the way back, daggers in her eyes. Dynamite, as the saying goes, comes in small packages. The masochist in him toyed with the ignition switch.
Lowering his head, he said in her ear, “I’m only going to ask one more time so think carefully before you answer.” This close, her scent was richer, more exotic. Harder to ignore. “What was the deal Valazhor made with you?
She didn’t move, though her breathing became shallower. “Or what?” Hailey murmured. “You’ll lock me in my room?” She turned her head toward him, her lips millimetres from his, candy scent invading his nostrils.
His mouth watered, and the base of his spine knotted with need. It took greater effort than he wanted to admit to make his brainbox line up the threat he had ready. “Or, I’ll save myself a whole lot of fecking trouble and give you to Persephone myself.
Thick black lashes, swept upward, revealed the brandy fire in her eyes. Her aura in life had read as human. Nothing about her had suggested hybrid, much less witch. Even the background check Ross had him run before allowing her to visit the penthouse revealed little more than a classic case of daddy’s pampered princess. And yet, her eyes burned with a soul fire that intrigued and disturbed him, agitating something deep inside of him.
What are you waiting for?” she challenged in a whisper. “Do it. Hand me over.
Caught in the blaze of her eyes, everything else ceased to exist. In the lull, that thing she had disturbed, rose up. Intensely territorial, fiercely possessive, spiked with a craving so intense… he acted before thought could catch deed.

Author Bio:
South African, born and bred, Sharonlee Holder lives in one of the outer suburbs of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.
Life is a happy and creative jumble consisting of a husband, three grown daughters, one super cute grand-daughter, three dogs, a cat, and a mouthy African Grey parrot.
Endless hours at the keyboard are supported by copious amounts of frothy coffee and ‘What ifs?’ Writing breaks are a blend of the big outdoors astride a motorbike, reading or watching anything and everything to do with fantasy, romance and the paranormal.


Saturday, May 26, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with DeAnna Browne for "An Unholy Sundering (Dark Rising, #2)"

An Unholy Sundering (Dark Rising, #2)
by DeAnna Browne

Survival isn’t guaranteed...
Years ago, dark magicians opened a dimension to another world and unleashed a new power on the earth. Governments toppled, millions died, and magicians became earth’s most feared predator.
After rescuing her younger sister from the clutches of the coven, twenty-four-year-old Becca discovers her enemies have left an unholy gift behinda demon bound to her sister’s soul. On the run from Ryma and his twisted coven, Becca joins forces with her best friend, Caleb, and a pyromancer who tempts her untrusting heart.
Desperate to protect her sister and her friends, Becca finds temporary safety with a rogue faction she’s not sure she can trust. As war looms on the horizon, Becca is forced to pick sides in a game where survival isn’t guaranteed.


To celebrate the release of "An Unholy Sundering,"
Book #2 in the series, "Demon Rising"
is on sale for just 99¢ thru Wed May 30th!

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with DeAnna Browne~

With my original storyline in the Dark Rising Trilogy, I asked myself what would happen if evil wizards took over the world. In many magical stories, the good characters win, but what if they lost? This question helped me build the world for my Dark Rising Trilogy.

In book two, Unholy Sundering, I drew my inspiration from my love of water. My characters find a powerful magician whose strength is in water, and the majority of the novel takes place sea side. Growing up in Arizona, I was in the pool every chance I could get and became a synchronized swimmer, competing at the national level. If I must pick a power or affinity with magic it would definitely be water.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

I love secondary characters. We only glimpse their lives in stories, but if you look close enough you see love, loss, not always happy endings, and a story in and of itself. I hope my readers enjoy the stories and themes with my secondary characters that are not fully explored on the page.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

If I told you, I may have to kill you. Haha. There may be snippets of people from my life in my books. A look here or a temperament there, but no one even those close to me would be able to figure it out. One exception was in my last science-fiction novel, HOOKED. I named a kind nurse after one of my good friends who was an excellent and kind nurse as well.

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

Other writers, starting back when I was a child. I still remember reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry when I was in fifth grade and being blown away. Books have been my escape, my inspiration, and my bliss for so many years. I love to re-read some of my favorites, like Patricia Briggs, for comfort and others, like Ray Bradbury who move me on so many levels.  Now I have friends who are writers and they help me just as much with the craft and my motivation. I love story tellers!

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?  

1: The Marrok from the world of Patricia Briggs, Moon Called Series. He is the most powerful werewolf around and has lived for a couple centuries, but often looks like a bored teenage boy. I’d love to talk history with him and have always found a fascinating character.
2: The Weasley Twins from Harry Potter because I love to laugh. Yes, I’m only counting them as one.
3: Jaime from Outlander. Because I’ve never swooned before and want to try it out.

I’d want to play three truths and a lie. Then maybe an alcohol laced game of charades. I’d probably barbeque. You can’t go wrong with grilled steak and veggies.

6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

Is that a trick question? My answer is NEVER. Some people hoard food, wanting a year supply. I hoard books in case there is an electrical shortage or zombie apocalypse, and I need them to maintain my sanity.  Stories bring flavor to life, and I wouldn’t want to imagine a world without them.


DeAnna Browne graduated from Arizona State University with her BS in Psychology. She finds it helps to corral those voices in her mind and put them to paper. Her debut novel, A DEMON RISING, came out in 2017 with Black Opal Books. An avid reader and writer, she has a soft spot for science fiction and fantasy adventures with a touch of romance. Despite her love for food and traveling, she always finds her way back to Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, children, and pet dog.


Friday, May 25, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Matthew S. Cox for "The Forest Beyond the Earth"

The Forest Beyond the Earth 
by Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: February 6th, 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest ― except when the Tree Walkers come for her. 
In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land. 
No longer a small child, she accompanies Dad on one of his treks, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived. 
A monster follows them home. 
Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints. 
Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad ― before the Tree Walkers catch her.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Matthew S. Cox~

1)   What inspired you to become a writer?

For many years, I dabbled at writing. Mostly, what I wrote went toward developing sourcebooks for roleplaying games. In 2013, I worked a day job responding to emails and the supervisor I had at the time (who was also an author) noticed something in the way I wrote emails and asked me if I had ever considered writing books. (At the time I had written one, an enormous monstrosity that has not seen the light of day. I think all writers have their Godzilla 400k word book that they keep in a trunk somewhere under lock and key.) Anyway, Chris prodded me to try “getting serious” about writing. It took a few months after that for me to wean myself away from World of Warcraft (which had gotten kinda boring and felt more like a job than entertainment). Once I did that, I wound up with this enormous block of free time… and started writing.

2)   What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Not writing it. What I mean by that is, during the initial draft, I was so into this story that I wanted to throw every spare minute at it. When I was obligated to do other things, it drove me nuts. All I wanted to do was finish this manuscript.

3)   Did you learn anything from writing the book that you weren’t expecting?

Yes. I did a bit of research on woodland survival, edible plants (and bugs) and that sort of thing.

4)   Who is your favorite author and what it is that you enjoy about their work?

Toss up between William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. Despite trying to tell myself that I’m an optimist, I love their cynical portrayal of a detached future. Already, some aspects of the “corporations vs. the people” typified in their settings is manifesting in reality.

5)   If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, and why?

I think it would be pretty meta to have the characters from Lord of the Rings over and then play D&D with them.

6)   How many books would you say that you own?

Somewhere between 100 and 200.

Author Bio:
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey. 
Hobbies and Interests:  Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems, and a fan of anime, British humour and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.  He is also fond of cats.   

Thursday, May 24, 2018

COVER REVEAL for "Survival of the Richest" by Skye Warren


Survival of the Richest

an all-new emotional and romantic standalone 

from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, 

is coming June 12th!


Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Publishing Date: June 12th, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Park Avenue princess...

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother's latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.
This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn't end there.
Because another man wants me.
Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I'm not sure I want Christopher to save me this time...
Or if there will be anything left if he tries.
SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul's desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield — the heart.


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About Skye:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BOOK REVIEW for "Wild Beast Mate (Beast Mates, #2)" by Milana Jacks

***(3) out of 5 stars!


He will bring his wild thing to his bed… even if it kills him.

After Dewlyn’s, third, heart-stopping attempt to escape their mating bed, Vice is more determined than ever to plant babies in his little daredevil’s luscious body. Even if it means feeding the heat between them until she hungers for him alone — and her resistance is starved into submission. But she’s hiding something. He can only hope she hasn’t joined the human rebellion.

When Vice bought her, Delwyn was beyond ready to be whatever he wanted. But then he dumped her back with her parents, putting their future on ice. Now she harbors ambitions well beyond just becoming a mate. Vice may peel away her clothes, even stoke her desire until she’s blind to everything but him. But she’ll never surrender the dark secret that keeps her breathing.


I was so intrigued with Delwyn, and also Vice, at the end of Blind Beast Mate that I just had to purchase Wild Beast Mate so that I could learn what becomes of them!

The majority of the book entails Vice chasing Delwyn all over the place, trying to capture and contain her.  Eventually, near the end of the book, we discover why she has been running all along.  And it is a sad truth to learn.

Jamie broke the silence first.  "Did she just say what I think she said?"

She is also, throughout the course of the story, manipulated by various other factions, and basically doesn't have a very easy time of things.  Eventually, she and Vice come to an understanding and get a fresh start at their happily-ever-after, but it takes a lot for them to get there.  

Apparenlty, Delwyn is into erotic asphyxiation, which I found very disturbing, so the love scenes for me were less sexy than just plain creepy.

Overall, it was a good read, as usual for Milana Jacks, but definitely not my favorite tale so far in this series.