My Review of Becoming Dragon – Dragon Point Book 1 By Eve Langlais



Becoming Dragon
Dragon Point Book 1
By
Eve Langlais


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Can he embrace the beast within?

I’m a monster. That’s what Brandon thinks when he flees the medical institute that changed him. Living a normal life isn’t in the cards for him because, while he can hide his scaly skin, his wings are hard to miss. So he runs and lives in the shadows where monsters belong. What he didn’t expect to find were others just like him, and they call themselves dragons. Or so Aimi with the violet eyes tells him when she pins him to the ground.

Seriously, though, dragons?

He doesn’t want to believe, but the evidence is mounting. Not helping his resolve is the fact that the woman with the silver hair doesn’t fear the monster and wants to claim him.

However, before he can think of his own happiness, he has to rescue his little sister. Uncle Theo kidnapped her, and Brandon will do anything to get her back, even if he must embrace the monster to become the dragon.

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There is one thing absolutely guaranteed when I pick up an Eve Langlais book, I will laugh out loud. With that in mind, I was in the mood for dragons and since I had yet to read the Dragon Point Series and could use a laugh began reading.

I was not disappointed, Brandon has been changed from his normal gator into something other by his Uncle Theo. Something half man and half monster, at least that’s what he calls himself. Now he travels in the dark, flying from place to place trying to find his sister before his uncle does something terrible to her too.

When Aimi finds him, she doesn’t want to let him go. A dragon in hybrid form on her cousin’s rooftop. Unfortunately for her he does leave her, only to seek her out without knowing the reason.

This is a favorite scene as Aimi gets him to try her Aunt Xylia’s possible fix for his condition. I apologize for the language but it really is necessary.

“You’re blackmailing me into marrying you,” he stated, a hint of incredulity in his tone.

“Blackmail, bribery, they are better options than handcuffs and a shotgun.” To this day, everyone mocked Waida’s wedding picture.

“You’re fucking nuts.”

“Language.”

To Aimi’s surprise, he respected Xylia’s admonishment. “You’re fudging nuts. But tell you what, moonbeam, you help me get my sister back, and if your aunt can turn me back into a man, I’ll marry you. Hell, if I can be me again, I’ll even give you some of those babies you keep yammering on about.”

The proposal—with benefits for them both—practically wet her panties. Sometimes a hoard grew with a simple promise. The best kind of treasure to own. “We have a deal.” She turned from Brand to her aunt. “Fix him.” Imperious demand at its best.

Mocking laughter in reply. “’Fix him,’ she says. It might not be that easy.” Xylia tapped her lower lip. “He is caught between the dragon and man. Both equally pulling. If I tip the balance one way, then the other may be forever lost.”

“What do you mean forever lost? You mean if I became a man, I might never shift again?” His wings rustled.

“Or, if you ascend to your true dragon shape, you may perhaps never walk as a man again.”

“At this point, I’d take being a man if given the choice.” “I might have something that will work, then.”
Langlais, Eve. Becoming Dragon (Dragon Point Book 1) (pp. 77-78). New York Times Bestselling Author. Kindle Edition.

More laughter, and sizzling scenes as the bond between these two strengthens, the arrogance of the dragons is something to behold.

Lots family type drama, some intrigue and a surprise for all of them will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.

5 Contented Purrs for Eve!

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Hello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Or do you like something a little darker, more serious? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

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Choosing Love: Grace & Griffin Novella 4.5 – Black Swan Book 8 by KaLyn Cooper



Military active duty women
secretly trained in Special Operations
assigned to governmental agencies and
the men who dare to
capture the heart of a Woman Warrior.


Choosing Love
Grace & Griffin Novella 4.5
Black Swan Book 8
By
KaLyn Cooper

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Disappointing his parents was nothing new. Going home didn’t change that.

Parker “Griffin” Mitchell V was raised to be a southern gentleman, and to stretch the political power his family had honed for five generations all the way to the White House. He had other ideas for his future. He became a Navy SEAL then went to work for Guardian Security taking the occasional black ops job. When he brought the love of his life home to Augusta, Georgia to meet his family, his years away hadn’t changed their plans. His love for Grace Hall didn’t matter, because they had already selected an appropriate wife for him.

Griffin must choose between family expectations and love, or will Grace make the decision for him by walking away?

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I’ve loved the somewhat sneaky romance between Grace and Griffin since the first time we met him. He was one of the bodyguards for the Black Swan Team as they danced up the town between missions.

That relationship is now out in the open and hotter than ever, but it’s time to meet the parents. Fortunately Griffin’s grandparents are lovely people who immediately love Grace, unfortunately his mother has other plans.

Aside from family Griffin also wants Grace to meet his best friends Beauregard ‘Wrench’ Johnson, Jr. and ‘Norie’ Mildred ‘Missie’ Eleanor Brittonridge. The meeting with Wrench was funny and full of younger escapades, however the first meeting with Norie included his mother and a rather uncomfortable social setting.

This is a favorite scene which occurs right after that meeting.

She tilted her head to the left. “Still not an answer. Let’s try a different one. Were you and Norie ever in a serious relationship?”

“No.” He answered immediately, because he could. They had never been serious, and nowhere near what he felt for Grace. “We never dated…exactly.”

She dropped her hands to the sides. “Exactly?”

“We’d all just go out together.” Why didn’t she understand? “Norie and I have been friends a long time.”

“So, Norie has been your friend with benefits since you were in high school?” Grace gave her head a quick shake. “You’re a dick.” She shrugged. “Now I feel sorry for her.”

Griffin’s jaw dropped. She had just said the word dick. Grace didn’t swear. Ever. But she had just called him a dick. Oh, fuck. He was in trouble. His brain finally caught up to her last sentence. “Why do you feel sorry for her?”

She practically stomped the distance between them and got in his face. “You have led that girl on for ten years, maybe twelve?” Her gaze held his.

“More?”

He stepped back. “I don’t know. Like I said, Norie has always been in my life.”

After letting out a slow breath, she nodded. “It all makes sense, now.”

“Good. Maybe you can explain it to me.” He wasn’t sure what she was upset about. All that was ancient history.

“Did you even notice that your mother completely ignored me?” She raised her eyebrows.

“She didn’t ignore you.” At least he didn’t think so. No, his mother had more etiquette than to ignore a guest. “She was just focused on me and—”

“Norie,” Grace finished with him. “Because Norie has always been there with you. For you. And in your mother’s plan, she’ll be next to you in the White House.”

“That ain’t fucking happening.” In two long strides he had Grace by the shoulders. “I am the only one who controls my life. And I want you in it. You, and only you.” He kissed her slowly, needing her to know that she was the only woman in the world for him. When he broke the kiss he pulled her into his arms and just held her. “I love you, Grace,” he whispered.

“Was that our first fight?” She asked a few minutes later, not moving her cheek from his chest.

“I think so,” he admitted, unsure, though. When his parents fought, which was often, they yelled and screamed at each other. Most often something got broken, a wine glass, scotch glass, a vase. If this was fighting with Grace, he could handle it.

“Does this mean I get makeup sex?” She pulled back and grinned up at him.
Cooper, KaLyn. Choosing Love: Grace & Griffin Novella 4.5 (Black Swan Book 8) (Kindle Locations 894-915). Black Swan Series. Kindle Edition.

Norie also has a problem, she really isn’t on board with all the plans her parents and Griffin’s are making. She’s in love with someone else.

Full of fun, family angst and karma. Don’t miss this sexy installment to the Black Swan Series.

5 Contented Purrs for KaLyn!

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KaLyn Cooper KaLyn Cooper

KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense.

Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination.

She, her husband, and Little Bear (Alaskan Malamute) live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.

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My Review of Badger -SEALs of Steel Book 1 By Dale Mayer



Badger
SEALs of Steel Book 1
By
Dale Mayer

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When Badger Horley, a SEAL, and the rest of his eight-man unit hit an antitank landmine on a routine reconnaissance mission, all were badly injured, but one of his men died. Having only joined a year before, he’d been the youngest member of the squad. Mouse left behind unanswered questions about his life…along with seven team members who aim to see that his tragic death is brought home to those responsible.

Badger’s path back to health is a long and difficult one, but revenge drives him out of bed every single day of his life. Someone modified orders the morning of the incident, sending his unit straight over that landmine. At the time the altered route had been given to him, he’d been curious but not unduly concerned. What happened to his squad has brought unwavering clarity: Those last-minute changes and the explosion that shattered his team were deliberate–and he means to catch the perpetrator if it’s the last thing he ever does.

Kat Greenwald watches the man she’s falling in love with fester a little more each time they’re together. Refusing to give himself time to heal, not surprisingly he hasn’t taken to his prosthetic well. As a prosthetic designer, she’s dealt with men and women in endless physical and emotional states. Badger is different. He’s driven, determined and deadly, but she can’t help her feelings despite the negatives. She’s hooked on a man whose sole concern seems to be in getting retribution for the incident that left his team in shards…while all she wants is a future happily-ever-after with him. But when her life explodes, and she’s kidnapped, it’s Badger who steps in to save her…

Still, Kat has a long road ahead of her to convince Badger a life filled with love is always preferable to answers that can only be gained at the risk of dying to get them.

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I first discovered Dale Mayer in a wonderful group of authors telling a connected tale in Sleeper Seals. I loved that book so much I had to go find more by her.

Badger is first in the SEALs of Steel Series, and even though it is kind of connected back to the SEALs of Honor Series, I thought I’d start here and then go back. These are going to come fast and furious over the next few months, so here’s my take on Badger.

Kat Greenwald is a prosthetic designer, and she has been working with Badger and his team to get them all functioning as normal as possible. Even though she finds herself falling for him, she fights giving in. Badger is on a quest of sorts, and isn’t listening to the medical professionals around him. This is detrimental to his physical well-being and Kat can’t seem to break down his resistance to the facts.

Badger and his team lost limbs and one lost his live when a landmine blew up their truck two years ago. Now some of his team is doing much better, he however is not doing as well. He keeps pushing too hard, too fast and if he doesn’t start behaving and doing the right thing he could lose his chance at having a prosthetic, forever.

Problem is, something really stinks about what went down that day and finally some things are shaking loose.

After her brother has her kidnapped and wants her dead, Badger decides Kat should accompany him to England. Perhaps not the brightest of moves but it will give them time together and keep Kat mostly out of harms way.

This is a favorite scene as the detective and the guys try to convince her to leave the country and Cade and Erick find out just why Badger is heading to England.

Badger stepped forward and grabbed her by the shoulders, giving her a small shake. “You were kidnapped outside your office, held hostage in your own house. Now shot at. At what point do you not see how serious this is?”

She bowed her head. “Surely I can go somewhere else. I could take my laptop and my work, go to a hotel or something.”

“Or you could go to England,” Cade suggested. “Get out of the country, see some new sights, take your work if you want because I can see that’s something you’ll never really be parted from. And let Badger keep an eye on you.”

She glared at him. “I know you’ll keep an eye on Badger.” She leaned forward until she was glaring at him eye to eye. “You know he’s up to something. You know England is part of his deal. And, if it’s part of his deal, it’s dangerous as hell. Why would I want to go from one danger to another danger?”

Cade opened his mouth to answer, then slammed it shut. He frowned as if considering her words and turned to look at Badger. “Why will you be in England?”

In a low tone Badger said, “I’m meeting somebody who accepted the orders that changed our route that day.”

Instantly the air charged with interest as the men took a moment to digest the information. Erick let out a long, slow whistle.

“Are you serious?” He looked over at Cade. “I think we should all go.”

Kat shook her head. “I think I should stay behind, deal with the insurance company and get my house fixed up,” she said firmly.

The detective stepped back to her. “No. I don’t want you here.”

“Will you give me protection then?” she snapped.

He grinned. “I think these three can protect you just fine.”

She glared at the detective. “What you mean is, if we run into trouble in England, it’s not your headache.”

Badger looked briefly hurt and then considered the options. “At least in England, people will have trouble finding you. Here it’s pretty obvious where you would be.”

She shook her head. “I could hide out in any number of hotels, any number of states, cities, towns. No one will find me.”

“Yes, they will,” the detective said firmly. “I bet these three know exactly how to travel without leaving any tracks unless they want to be found. You, on the other hand, will go to the bank, withdraw a bunch of cash, not take quite enough, so you’ll use your credit card at various stops to order food, pay for a hotel, and that credit card will get traced, and you’ll have people knocking on your door within hours.”

She frowned. “I could take out a larger amount of cash.”

“And how will you get to wherever it is you’re planning on going? These people already have your license plate number. So now you either need to rent a vehicle—you can’t do that without posting a driver’s license—or you’ll have to take a bus or fly, in which case you have to use your credit card to get a flight.”

“If I go to England, my passport will be used to get a flight,” she snapped in frustration. “Look. I don’t have a problem going to England. It’s just a hell of a long way to go for no particular reason. Plus it seems to me that I’m going from the fat into the fire. Because, what you don’t know is, these guys have their own shit to deal with.”

The detective looked at the three men, studying their hard glances and heavy military look, even though it had been two years since they were active. She stared at them too, and her shoulders sagged because she knew exactly what the detective saw. Three very capable men who knew exactly what to do in times of trouble. And they probably had a ton more experience in this kind of shit than even he did.

She raised both hands in agitated surrender. “Okay, fine.”
Mayer, Dale. Badger (SEALs of Steel Series Book 1) (pp. 109-111). Valley Publishing Ltd.. Kindle Edition.

Things really heat up in more ways than one in England. I couldn’t put this book down as this weaves into a tale full of intrigue and romance.

5 Contented Purrs for Dale!

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Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

She honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.

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