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I love to read :) I am not a writer; I tell you my opinion.I think all books have a wonderful story to share&you should enjoy the journey :) Arkansas · closkot.blogspot.com

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The Fox’s Mate
Elaina M. Roberts
Cat's Cradle
Bianca D'Arc
Bear King's Curves: A BBW Werebear Shifter Romance
A.T. Mitchell
Fated Mates: The Alpha Shifter Boxed Set
Eve Langlais, Georgette St. Claire, Alexis Dare, A.T. Mitchell, Lynn Red, Skye Eagleday, Liliana Rhodes, Michelle Fox, A.E. Grace, Adriana Hunter
Finding Love's Wings
Zoey Derrick
Duncan
D.B. Reynolds
Jaguar Fever
Terry Spear

Review - Polar Bear Buns by Sable Sylvan (The Twelve Dancing Bears #2)

Polar Bear Buns: A BBW Bear Shifter Menage Paranormal Romance Novella (The Twelve Dancing Bears Book 2) - Sable Sylvan

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is sexy and beautiful with both halves on the cover…My favorite kind of cover!

 

This is the 2nd book in the series!  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.  There are references to things that happen in book 1, so I would want to read them in order but it’s not mandatory.

 

Lauren and her friends are a hoot.  I really like Lauren’s fierceness where she won’t just sit back and let things happen to her.  Blaze has baggage and starts as a jerk.  Hale doesn’t let anything get him down.  There are clowns in this story just in case you have any phobias about them.  Plenty going on that pulled me into the story!  Great read!

 

I recommend this series to bear lovers especially if you already love Sable’s shifter world!  I can’t wait to see what she cooks up next!

Review - Grizzly Bear Buns by Sable Sylvan (The Twelve Dancing Bears #1)

Grizzly Bear Buns: A BBW Bear Shifter Menage Paranormal Romance Novella (The Twelve Dancing Bears Book 1) - Sable Sylvan

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is awesome!  This is the first book in the series.  This is for adults only due to the steamy content.  This series is part of the same shifter world that Sable has built with her other series based in Seattle area.

 

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this being the first book in this series, but it was fun and very enjoyable.  Helen was great, but the real stars were Owen and Ryan.  It was a quick but very entertaining read.

 

I recommend this book to bear shifter lovers everywhere especially if you already love Sable’s shifter world!

Review - Power Shift by Calinda B

Power Shift (A Charming, Alaska Paranormal Romance Adventure Book 1) - Calinda B, Tina Winograd

My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

This is the first book by Calinda that I’ve read.  It is the first book in the series.

 

This book was interesting and unusual.  I definitely do not understand all the unusual things that happened in the book.  The names are definitely unique too.  I enjoyed the book, and I will probably check out book 2 to see if I get answers to questions I have.  There is plenty going on and lots of different paranormal elements.  This world is new unique and unusual.  Chia has interesting friends and problems.  There is plenty of humor and quirkiness adding to the uniqueness of this story.  Lots of mystery and action to keep your attention.

 

If you are looking for something new unique and baffling, then you will like this book. 

Review - The Mermaid and the Murders by Rachel Graves

The Mermaid and the Murders - Rachel Graves

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is beautiful and sad all at the same time.

 

I don’t know if this will be a series, so this is the first book.  It is also the first book that I’ve read by Rachel Graves.  It is listed as a teen romance, but I’d say older teen due to the violence.  Sex isn’t described, but it is high school students having sex so keep that in mind.

 

I definitely liked this book.  It covered issues of peer pressure and worrying about what others think which is real for teens.  I really liked Danika because she stands up for what she believes in even against her mother.  I learn about creatures I’d never read about before, so always makes it more interesting.

 

I recommend this book to paranormal and shifter fans of the aquatic sea life.  I will definitely be checking to see if this becomes a series.

Review - Protector by Roxie Noir (Copper Mesa Eagles #3)

Protector (Copper Mesa Eagles Book 3) - Roxie Noir, Amelie Hunt

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is another beauty!  Love it!

 

This is the 3rd book in the trilogy, and I think the best book yet.  This series is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.  I recommend reading them in order, so you know the back stories.

 

I love Ellie’s spirit!  Garrett was the enigma in the first 2 books, so it was interesting to read his story.  This story has lots of action and history.  Great story!

 

I recommend this series to all the shifter lovers who love birds of prey!

Review - Bearly Magic by Catherine Vale (Order of Protection #1)

Bearly Magic: (Bear Meets Girl: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Werebear Romance) - Catherine Vale

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked  it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is a work of art!  Love it!!

 

This book has been edited and extended since it was originally published as Bear Meets Girl.  This is book 1 in the Order of Protection series.  This book is for adults only due to the steamy content. 

 

This book has plenty of action and twists and turns.  I really like Angela and her devotion to friends and family.  Cole has had a rough life never being accepted.  I really liked both of the main characters.  This book definitely keeps you guessing.  The ending was a bit of a let down for me, but the book is well worth the read.

 

I recommend this book to shifter and paranormal fans looking for a different world filled with shifters, mages, magic, and more!

Review - Bearly Magic by Catherine Vale (Order of Protection #1)

Bearly Magic - Catherine Vale My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! The cover is a work of art! Love it!! This book has been edited and extended since it was originally published as Bear Meets Girl. This is book 1 in the Order of Protection series. This book is for adults only due to the steamy content. This book has plenty of action and twists and turns. I really like Angela and her devotion to friends and family. Cole has had a rough life never being accepted. I really liked both of the main characters. This book definitely keeps you guessing. The ending was a bit of a let down for me, but the book is well worth the read. I recommend this book to shifter and paranormal fans looking for a different world filled with shifters, mages, magic, and more!

Review - Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads (Fatal Dreams #1)

Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams) - Abbie Roads

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover is awesome and creepy all at the same time, but maybe it is because I’ve read the book!

 

This is the first book in the Fatal Dreams series, and it is definitely for adults only due to the very dark content and much more.  I could not put this book down except for necessities like eating and such.  At times this book is like driving by an accident scene where you are compelled to look, but know it isn’t right.  I think my heart broke several times during this book.  You never knew what would happen next or what craziness would be revealed.

 

Abbie weaved a gripping tale that had me on an emotional rollercoaster.  I was screaming No at times, crying, and all over the place.  This is definitely a dark romantic suspense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering just what will happen next.

 

Xander and Isleen are connected, but damaged.  Isleen has strength that I wish I had.  They are both amazing for what they have endured.  I wish I could say more, but I don’t want to spoil anyone journey into this dark world.

 

I highly recommend this book to those who believe in special people with psychic abilities and who love dark romantic suspense thrillers because this will definitely take you on a journey with surprises both good and bad.

Review - The Little Bear Maid by Sable Sylvan (Seattle's Billionaire Bears #4)

The Little Bear Maid: A BBW Bear Shifter Billionaire Paranormal Romance Novella (Seattle's Billionaire Bears Book 4) - Sable Sylvan

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

 

The cover looks magical, and after you read the book, you will understand the references.

 

This is the 4th book in this series.  This shifter world is part of many of Sable’s books.  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

 

I always enjoy reading Sable Sylvan’s work.  Her shifter world is unique with regard to the mate marks.  I really like Carmen because she works hard and takes care of her family.  I can relate to her in many ways though I’m as lucky as she is with regarding to finding Aiden.  Carmen definitely seemed to accept everything much easier than other women in the series.  This is hard to put into words, but this book is a bit more sexual or focused more on it than some of the other books in series.  This doesn’t bother me, but I wanted to put it out there in case anyone reader is.  I enjoy the HEA endings in this series.

 

I recommend this book to readers who love fairy tale like bear shifter stories especially if you already love and enjoy Sable’s work!

Review - Cured by the Dragon by Jessie Donovan (Stonefire Dragons #8)

Cured by the Dragon (Stonefire British Dragons) (Volume 8) - Jessie Donovan

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook from the author for an honest review

 

The cover is steamy quite literally, but really I think I love all Jessie’s covers!

 

This is the 8th Stonefire Dragon book.  I highly recommend reading all 7 books in Stonefire’s series in order as well as the first 3 Lochguard books before reading this one.  It is not that you won’t be able to understand, but you will be depriving yourself of a much richer story by doing so.  This is of course for adults only due to the steamy content.  Jessie Donovan is one of my favorite authors to read!

 

This is the long awaited story of Dr. Sid.  It is awesome to finally have the whole story about her missing dragon.  This story has plenty going on to keep you busy as well as many surprises that you won’t want to miss!  I refuse to be the one who ruins the adventure for you though :)

 

I highly recommend this drag-nificent story to all dragon lovin’ shifter fans!

Review - Dragons Like It Hot by many fabulous authors (99 cents now)

Dragons Like it Hot (Shifters in Love Book 4) - Harmony Raines, Scarlett Grove, Alisa Woods, J. K. Harper, Elianne Adams, Lola Kidd, Catherine Vale, Julia Lake Mills, Kim Faulks, IsadorA Montrose, Rinelle Grey, v. Vaughn I've only read 2 of these stories so far, but I have bought this set. Kiss of Fire by Catherine Vale My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***Received the ebook for an honest review, but I owned it before I read it This is a standalone book, so you can read it anytime. It is for adults only due to the steamy content. This book is different than other shifter books because it involves witches and curses. You definitely feel for everything he has been through. Arianna is full of spirit and dreams. I love her name and her devotion. Catherine easily pulls you into the story and makes it impossible to put the book down. I don’t want to give anything away because it is a wonderful journey. If you are looking for a different kind of shifter story with a Scottish twist, then look no further, you will enjoy this story. I recommend this book to all the shifter fans especially if you already love Catherine’s work! Dazzled by J.K. Harper My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!! *** Received the excerpt, and because I loved what I read so far, I bought the book This is the first book in the Dragon Mates series and part of the Reckless Desires set which is a multi-author set. It is around 120 or so pages long, and it is for adults only due to the steamy scenes. I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. I haven’t found anything written my J.K. Harper that I haven’t enjoyed. This is one of my favorites. I love Lacey’s determination and dedication to her work. Sebastian was burned and now thinks all women are like the one who burned him. This shifter world is unique, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I highly recommend this book to any shifter lover especially if you are partial to fire breathing dragons! I can’t wait to see what J.K. fires up next!

Review - The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons (Grizzlies Gone Wild #1)

The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild) - Kathy Lyons My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review The cover is fierce and beautiful with both beasts on it and is my favorite kind of cover! This is my first time reading Kathy Lyons, and it will definitely not be my last. This is the first book in a new series and is for adults only due to the content. When I started reading the book, I had no idea how much I would love it! Becca and Carl make for an awesome story! Her nephew (son) is her everything, and I definitely connected with her being a single parent. I love her fierceness, and how she handles everything. Carl definitely has some war wounds and is trying to be a better Alpha even though others do not see it that way. This is a unique shifter world! There is plenty going on that you get sucked right into the story. I couldn’t put it down. Kathy Lyons has a way with words, and she has me hooked! I can’t wait to see what Kathy Lyons cooks up in book 2!! I highly recommend this book to all shifter lovers!!!

Review - Trapped in the Stars by Lynn Red (Sci-Fi Romance)

Trapped in the Stars (Sci-fi Military Romance) - Lynn Red My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!! ***Received the ebook for an honest review The cover is very cool! This is a standalone book that I believe is not a series. It is for adults only due to the steamy content. It is about 170 pages. I liked Liz and Sang together. I liked this book. This world is strange and unique. I don’t read a lot of Sci-fi, so some things were strange to me. But I don’t want to even try to explain because it will ruin it for your reading adventure. I think if you are a Sci-fi Romance fans that you definitely want to read this book!

Review - Wild Things by Catherine Vale

Wild Things (BBW Paranormal Shifter Romance): Shifter Lovers Romance - Catherine Vale

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked  it!!!

***Received a copy of the book for an honest review

 

The cover is definitely beautiful, but it should have been a black wolf!!

 

This is a standalone book that is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence.  It is a quick read and ends in a HEA.

 

I definitely think this is a unique and interesting world.  I definitely wanted to know more about the past especially Gabriel’s and his village, but also what happened after this book.  I really loved Senna and her fiery spirit and that she wanted to protect as much as be protected.

 

Catherine always amazing and unique stories.  If you love her work, you don’t want to miss this one!  I recommend this book to HEA lovers and shifter lovers!

Review - On the Prowl by Cynthia Eden (Bad Things #2)

On The Prowl (Bad Things) (Volume 2) - Cynthia Eden

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review

 

The cover is awesome!  Those eyes are mesmerizing!

 

This is the 2nd book in the Bad Things series.  It is a novel for adults due to the steamy content and violence.  I recommend reading the books in this series in order, so you can understand references made and in general just make it more awesome.

 

Rose and Julian’s story is actioned packed.  This whole concept of Light and Dark being interpreted as black and white is true to life.  I love how this book shows you that Dark doesn’t mean being evil and Light doesn’t necessarily mean everything you do is goodness!  I guess I have a fondness for Luke, Julian, and Rayce.  I never want to spoil a story for someone else, but I couldn’t put this book down.  I can’t wait to read Rayce’s story!

 

I highly recommend this book to all paranormal fans because this book has an assortment of them!

Review - Reckless Beginnings by Many authors (99 cents on Amazon!!)

Reckless Beginnings: A Reckless Romance Collection (Reckless Desires) - Anna Lowe, Jacqueline Sweet, J.K. Harper, Elianne Adams, Olivia Arran, Holley Trent

I have only read Dazzled at this time, but I have bought every book in this set!!

 

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!
*** Received the excerpt, and because I loved what I read so far, I bought the book

 

This is the first book in the Dragon Mates series and part of the Reckless Desires set which is a multi-author set. It is around 120 or so pages long, and it is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.

 

I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. I haven’t found anything written my J.K. Harper that I haven’t enjoyed. This is one of my favorites. I love Lacey’s determination and dedication to her work. Sebastian was burned and now thinks all women are like the one who burned him. This shifter world is unique, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

 

I highly recommend this book to any shifter lover especially if you are partial to fire breathing dragons! I can’t wait to see what J.K. fires up next!