Tag Archives: @sarannadewylde

Release Day!!! Elite Elements – The Conclusion of the Elite Warrior Series!


elite-elements-banner

Elite Elements
A Seven Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set

Seven novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Seven individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is the conclusion of the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal and Elite Ghosts!

elite-elements-cover

Elite Elements

Book Three in the Elite Warriors Series

For most of their lives they’ve lived in the shadows, pulled from every nation and background, united by one common cause—an all-consuming hatred of Red Wolf. The unquenchable desire to rid the world of his very existence fuels them, drives them.

These men and women pulled the fallen Elite from the snow-covered wreckage of Operation Phoenix years ago. To some they’re called saviors. To others they’re called traitors.

As Red Wolf’s power grows, the end game they’ve sacrificed everything for may destroy them all. Or just maybe they’ll finally find the peace they’ve been hunting for.

Revenge is their salvation but is there enough humanity left inside them to save?

A new end. A new beginning. Elite Elements.

cover-elite-elements

Satisfying SiliconVirginia Nelson
Cesium’s CaptureSabrina York
Vibranium’s TruthAnna Alexander
Palladium’s ConfessionSaranna DeWylde
Francium’s ChanceRebecca Royce
Asset: ArsenicHeather Long
Kryptonite’s OxygenJennifer Kacey

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Winter Blog BuyLinks

KindleLogo Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo smashwords_logo

Watch the Trailer

Winter Blog Blurbs and Reviews

As I begin these reviews I want to thank the wonderful authors for bringing this amazing story to life. I have fallen in love with each of the characters as they were revealed and watched as they overcome much adversity to find love and revenge for past losses.

At the end of the last book, seven more characters were unveiled as it were. These are their stories of how they became involved and how they now contribute to the end of Red Wolf.


Satisfying SiliconVirginia Nelson
silicon

Lady Dead may be number five on his hit list, but she trusts that Silicon will come for her. Save her or kill her… either way, it’ll be a hot ride.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

The first book opens in the present where Emmaline is awaiting her fate. Restrained and suspended she is hoping Silicon has quickly made it through his kill list and will come for her.

Then we go to her past, one which was not very pleasant, well except for the fact she became part of a gun-running syndicate family. Adopted as their child for her negotiating skills.

Ryan Anderson aka Silicon, has yet another persona, that of Crisis as Emmaline aka Lady Death knows him. An arms dealer making purchases from her to discover who exactly she is working for. For Crisis that is all there is, for Silicon there is another issue. He is attracted to her in a way he has never been with any other woman.

Timing is critical in this story, much is happening behind the scenes and with a good portion of her adopted family dead, Emmaline has only Crisis to turn to. Whether he kills her or not is still up in the air. Yes, the pun is intended.

Lots of action, interesting twist with the attraction between them and so much more.

Here is a favorite quote:
“Strip. I like my men naked and submissive. Can you be submissive, choir boy?”
Virginia Nelson. Elite Elements (Kindle Location 529). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

I hope you will enjoy meeting Silicon and Emmaline as much as I did. You will not be able to stop reading.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

Virginia’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Cesium’s CaptureSabrina York
cesium

The mission is all that matters…until he meets her.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Jason “Coop” Cooper AKA Cesium is following Ming Kow. He is intrigued by his companion with her ponytail swinging. He needs to get to the SOB’s mainframe and copy all the goodies he knows is on there.

Natalia Goodinov Petrova is Ming’s assistant, she thinks she is being followed and is determined to find out why and by whom. Well the answers are going to surprise them both.

Natalia tries to convince Coop not to go after the information he wants to no avail.

A favorite quote:
Seriously? He went back for a necklace?
Sabrina York. Elite Elements (Kindle Locations 1781-1782). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

Oh the complications, and the surprises in store for them. I loved every second of this and lets just say this couple sizzles off the pages.

5 Contented Purrs for Sabrina!

Sabrina’s Links 
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Vibranium’s TruthAnna Alexander
vibranium

It’s not the size of the gun that makes a warrior, but the strength of her convictions.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Evan “Vibranium” Christopher hated listening to and seeing Federoff and his crony manhandling a young girl. He was there to get information in the form of a picture. Following the young girl into the restroom where she had escaped for a few moments of peace, he was able to get a photo of the tattoo on the inside of her thigh. The tattoo would give the location of Demetriu Sandoval’s operation and bring them another step closer to Red Wolf.

Miho has her own vendetta, she wants revenge for everything that has happened to her since she was eight years old. Her revenge throws a monkey wrench into Evan’s mission.

A favorite quote.
Because you’re the insane one, that’s why.
Anna Alexander. Elite Elements (Kindle Location 2901). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

This step towards the end of Red Wolf is intense and has some OMG moments as they follow their prey to a seedier sex club. However the attraction between Evan and Miho is a truer form and is as sweet as it is hot.

5 Contented Purrs for Anna!

Anna’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Palladium’s ConfessionSaranna DeWylde
paladium-teaser

A defrocked priest and his benediction of death are no match for this BBW on a mission.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Hekate Bakas has a problem, her Uncle Talbot has decided that she should be with Viktor Semion, a Ukrainian associate of his. He wants control of the shipping business left to her by her father and she has no intention of ever letting her Uncle have any part of it. She needs to take him down, but she’s sure she will end up dead in the process.

Elite has some surprises for Talbot. I confess I enjoyed seeing John ‘Mercury’ Thrace in action again as a prelude to Wen “Palladium” Theophanes’ Mission.

Instead of dying, Hecate ends up with Wen and the plot thickens as he falls for this strong woman.

A favorite quote.
“But you didn’t. You saved me. I’d say you’re my best bet. I’m a practical sort of woman.”
Saranna DeWylde. Elite Elements (Kindle Locations 4400-4401). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

I kind of felt sorry for Wen, he’s not used to any of the things he’s feeling. Hekate is a match for him in so many ways.

Lots of action in this one as we get yet another step closer to Red Wolf.

5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!

Saranna’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Francium’s ChanceRebecca Royce
francium-teaser

Just because he’s on the right side of the fight doesn’t mean she can trust him.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

A big step in taking down any organization is finances. That is Russell “Francium” Burke’s Mission. While they had already been manipulating things so money was being heavily lost. The position they now had Remington Reagan, Red Wolf’s CFO, in was becoming critical and Russell was positioning himself to be his replacement.

Lara London-Reagan was trapped in a loveless marriage, held captive by actions she confessed to her husband before they were married. She’d about reached the end of her rope when she caught their new neighbor watching them having sex.

One thing about all these books is the strength of the women, Lara is no exception and she puts herself at great risk.

A favorite quote.
“I’m not a wilting flower. I mean, I have been, but before that I wasn’t. I was the kind of woman who knew how to get things done.”
Rebecca Royce. Elite Elements (Kindle Locations 5477-5478). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

I do love the ways the Elite crew persuade co-operation. Again this will cause a change in the initial plans but hey, whatever works.

More surprises and hold your breath moments as Lara and Russell explore their relationship. This one with a little kink.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!

Rebecca’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Blog | Amazon Author Page


Asset: ArsenicHeather Long
arsenic

Arsenic is playing a dangerous game, but one with hefty payout—Red Wolf’s head on a platter.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Addison “Arsenic” Leeds has gone dark making the Elite crew wonder if she has been turned, killed or too deep in to make contact.Tasked with getting rid of the leaks in Elite’s ranks she does what she must to protect her team.

When she’s headed into trouble she contacts the one person outside of the Elite she can trust. Sam Reese, the man she didn’t kill but probably should have.

While the quote used in the teaser is definitely a favorite, I liked this one too.
“No, I was being factual. You’re not a dog. Dogs are loyal.”
Long. Elite Elements (Kindle Locations 6933-6934). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

These two team up to take down yet another Red Wolf crony and in the process rediscover themselves through barbs, sex and a mutual desire for revenge.

Another action filled installment with sizzling sex and a past to resolve. This one even has some family issues within the Elite ranks.

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!

Heather’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Kryptonite’s OxygenJennifer Kacey
kryptonite

To rid the world of the deadliest wolf a broken girl must trust her kryptonite.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Clark “Kryptonite” Leeds made a promise to Gold as he lay dying in Moscow at end of Operation Phoenix, the mission that gave birth to the Elite Warriors. His promise was to find and protect Gold’s sister Catarina. She had put herself into the hands of Red Wolf to protect her brother.

As the final mission approaches all the teams are involved. Metal, Ghosts and Element combine for the final takedown. First though they had to get Red Wolf’s code book, a book he always carries with him. The key to all the cyphers in their possession.

This one had me crying and laughing and holding my breath as Kryptonite does his very best to diagnose and fix Catarina.

A favorite quote.
He’d never wanted anything more. To be her Superman.
Jennifer Kacey. Elite Elements (Kindle Locations 9479-9480). Never Settle Publishing, LLC.

Knowing that he has fallen in love with her just from the stories Gold had told him, only makes his task more difficult. Is Catarina truly with Red Wolf or is she merely his prisoner? More importantly does it even matter at this point?

A Surprise for all as this awesome tale comes to a close. Irecommend you read the entire series if you haven’t already. This truly is epic!

Jennifer’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page

Winter Blog More Books

Click the Cover for Buy Links

elite-metal-coverelite-ghosts-cover

 

New For Valentine’s Day! A Valentine for Two – Contemporary Menage Box Set Featuring 10 Fabulous Authors


Valentines Day has never been hotter.
10 BRAND NEW
Stand-alone contemporary romance
Ménage novellas
by USA Today and Internationally Bestselling authors.

valentine-for-two

A Valentine for Two
A Contemporary Menage Box Set
By
Lia Davis
Angelica Dawson
Auriella Skye
Cassandra Carr
Kim Carmichael
N Kuhn
Riley Murphy
Amy Brent
Sara Wylde
TL Reeve

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Winter Blog Synopsis

Cupid’s arrow didn’t miss his mark with this LIMITED TIME boxed set featuring sexy, alpha males and the sassy, strong females who love them.

Winter Blog BuyLinks

KindleLogo Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo

Winter Blog Blurbs and Reviews

Red Hot Pleasures
Lia Davis
Both men are perfect, sexy, and have captured her heart. Things heat up when they reveal they want a ménage a trois. But could one night of passion turn into a lifetime of pleasure?

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Tessa accepted a date with Hunter, the contractor hired to redesign her office space, now she is having second thoughts. Her best friend, Jake, has returned to town and she really wants to know where things could lead with him. Unfortunately she still really wants both of them.

This is a favorite scene where Hunter and Jake realize they not only want each other but Tessa as well.

Jake wiggled his fingers into Hunter’s fist and squeezed his hand. “I wish I could have been there for you. With you. I feel awful for being angry all this time now that I know the truth.”

“You had every right to be angry. By the time I pulled my head out my ass, I figured the damage was done, and it was too late for me to call.” Hunter unfolded his hand and linked his fingers with Jake’s. “The last thing I wanted was to hurt you.”

“I fell in love with you that summer,” Jake admitted softly. “I think I still am.”

A spark reignited the flame Jake had started in Texas. Hope bloomed, and Hunter wondered if Jake would want to share Tessa. “I want to start over. With you and Tessa.”

A smile formed on Jake’s mouth, and damn if Hunter didn’t want to lean in and claim those lips. “Tessa will take some convincing.”

Hunter brought Jake’s hand up to place a kiss in his palm. “Or at least convince her so whole-heartedly— and with such intense pleasure— that she won’t want to say no.”
Lia Davis. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 515-525). After Glows.

I really enjoyed Hunter and Jake’s pursuit of Tessa. She really didn’t have a chance once she admitted her interest. This one will start your kindle melting.

5 Contented Purrs for Lia!

Lia’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Old Flame Burns Again
Angelica Dawson
Valentine’s Day just got a lot more interesting. At dinner with his wife, her former roommate, Lisa, joins them. Rekindling their lesbian relationship, the women include a new male member.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

This one starts off hot and doesn’t cool down. From the moment Ben meets his wife Diane’s college roommate and lover he knew things were going to change. When Diane goes to meet Lisa for lunch he couldn’t stop thinking of them this is just snippet from when she arrives home.

I was so lost in thought I didn’t hear the door open.”Ben? You didn’t have to wait up.”

My head turned at the sound of her voice. My wife. Mine. Not Lisa’s. Imagination might get the better of me, but I could fight it with reality, the solid, warm body of Diane. I ran to wrap my arms around her.

She stiffened at my abruptness. “What is wrong?”

I took her cheeks in my hands, kissing her. “Nothing, just driving myself crazy.” I ran my hands through my hair and took off my glasses. “I haven’t been able to get the two of you out of my head all night.”

She wrapped her hand around my hard-on. “You were thinking about us? Come to bed. Let me show you.”
Angelica Dawson. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 1328-1334). After Glows.

If your kindle isn’t melting it should be. This one is mostly the coming together of these three characters.

I think I would have liked a bit more story with all the action though.

4 Contented Purrs for Angelica!

Angelica’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Love for Her Billionaires
Auriella Skye

Sandy has a problem. Two of them. She’s fallen for her bosses. Jacob and Jonathan are rich, sexy, and smart. An irresistible trifecta. This alpha duo is ready to show Sandy the nights of passion that await her, but can she get them to love her for a lifetime?

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Sandy was nervous, she had her exit interview with the billionaire brothers marking the end of her internship. Still holding on to the hope she would be kept on she began her interview.

This is just a small part of that scene.

“Do you know why we asked you here, Sandy?”

“For my exit interview and possibly a future job with you?” I held out hope that I hadn’t completely fucked myself over with my big mouth. A miracle probably had to happen, though.

Jon stroked my hand, and the sensation made my pussy clench. “In part, yes,” he said. “You are here for future possibilities. We wanted to see if you were the right candidate for a new position we’re in need of.”

“I’m confused, sir.” There I was on the brink of becoming an emotional wreck, or at least in the midst of one, and they were still considering me.

“Call us Jon and Jacob,” Jon said with a smile. “For now, anyways.” His voice had an edge to it that promised something just below the surface. Something I both desired and dreaded. Desire was winning out.

“It’s simple,” Jacob said. “We’ve had you in mind for this particular job for a while, but we needed to be sure first.”

“Sure about what?” I asked. I was distracted by Jon’s touch. My body was calming down by being so close to him, and the petting was certainly helping. His hand was strong, warm, and surprisingly soft. All of my focus zoned in on Jon’s contact, and I reveled in the intimacy of it. I was barely paying attention to the words they were saying to me.

Jacob leaned forward on his desk so he had my attention. “I’m going to ask you a question first, and you need to be honest with us. We don’t approve of liars in our company. Understand?”

I nodded, feeling the tension creep back inside of me.

“What’s the most important reason you want to remain here at Sims Innovative Industries?”

I thought about things most people would say, but I only had one reason, two of them really. That seemed so embarrassing to admit, but I chose honesty.

“I want to stay because of you two,” I said. My voice was shaky, and I wasn’t sure they heard me.

“Elaborate,” Jacob said, leaning back in his chair and crossing his arms.

Jon stroked my hand with a steadier pace and nodded to urge me on.

“I first visited this building a little over a year ago, at the end of my senior year,” I said. I took my time with my words. “It was a college tour that brought me here. I met both of you that day, and afterward, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”

They probably thought I was some silly fangirl with a crush on them like most of the women who threw themselves at their feet, but they had asked for honesty, so I gave it to them.

“I’m sure you wouldn’t remember,” I said. I avoided their stares, but the weight of their eyes stayed on me even when I couldn’t see them.

“We remember,” Jacob said.
Auriella Skye. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 2093-2094). After Glows.

I didn’t know what I expected to happen but it certainly surprised me. Jon and Jacob went straight to what they desired the most, her.

This one was so hot I had to stop reading to let my kindle cool down for a bit.

5 Contented Purrs for Auriella!

Auriella’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Two on One Breakaway
Cassandra Carr

Haley has never been in a menage relationship before, but these two men make a great case for trying it. Both dote on her, support her, and keep her topmost in their priorities. Never before has Haley experienced this kind of love, and she’s becoming addicted. But will this Valentine’s Day be a happy one, or will all three lose their chance at a happy-ever-after?

Winter Blog ReviewSm

When his friend and teammate Ian gets traded, Derek misses the camaraderie they had shared. Not only on the ice but in the women they shared. As such his game suffers and he finds himself traded to join Ian in Buffalo.

Hailey has been seeing Ian for a couple of months and she is aware of the type of relationship he wants with her. One where he shares her with Derek. She is keeping an open mind and even as things heat up she has some doubts. This is a favorite scene after they have spent some time together outside of their respective homes.

“I’m an old-fashioned kind of girl.” She smiled self-consciously. “Well, in a lot of ways. As I was saying, I think these quick meetings—”

“Dates,” Ian corrected.

“Dates,” she repeated. “Because we’ve been on all these shorter dates usually involving food, which I’m a fan of, so feel free to continue with that…” She hesitated. “I feel like we’ve actually gotten to know each other much more.”

Derek nodded. “I agree.” He still wasn’t ready to commit too much until he heard more from her point of view and whether or not she could really do this ménage thing.

“It’s strange,” she continued. “To be honest, I thought it might be really weird, doing this. When Ian first brought up the subject, I wasn’t sure what to think. Even when you got here, I have to admit to being skeptical about how this relationship would work. But it’s not like I’m dating two guys. I mean, I am, though it’s not like I have to keep you apart, make sure neither of you knows about the other. You sanction this whole thing. It was your idea in the first place.”

“We’ve been interested in ménage since we became friends,” Derek answered.

“I know. Ian told me.”

He glanced at Ian. “And how are you finding this whole thing?”

She seemed to consider her words carefully before speaking. “Like I said, at first, I had my doubts. At this point, though, I’m having fun. You guys are both great, and you’ve been good to me. I especially appreciate that you’re not expecting me to jump into bed with you for some crazy sex games or anything.”

Ian coughed. “What exactly are your impressions about ménage relationships? In our experience, they’re not that different as far as most of the parts of the relationship go.”

But the sex is so much better. Derek licked his lips.

“You can’t blame me for having preconceived ideas. I’ve read stories and stuff.”

“Let us set you straight. You’re with both of us. Neither expects to be the frontrunner, so to speak. These relationships work best when jealousy doesn’t enter the picture,” Derek explained. He hoped Haley would feel good about things if they were able to allay any of her fears.

She nodded slowly. “I can understand that.”

“So we just keep going as we are, getting to know more about each other,” Ian said. “No pressure.
Cassandra Carr. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 3940-3964). After Glows.

As Derek makes his place within the ranks of the team, his interest in Hailey also increases. Both he and Ian know they have found the one, now to convince her.I love the going slow, the building of the relationship between them. The intensity and the love that slowly grows and the friendships that are a bonding within their team.

I hope this is the beginning of a new series for Cassandra, I need to see this come to fruition.

5 Contented Purrs for Cassandra!

Cassandra’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Triad
Kim Carmichael

When a sexy alien crash lands on their planet, a couple in search of their third never dreamed this warrior might be the one they both need. Now the three must fight for their Triad.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

When Talbot awoke from suspension, his pilot and mate did not. Heartbroken he is talked through the landing by the Mersennean Officials. What he didn’t expect was to be so taken by Kenna, an authority on traditions. It was more than that too. He was also attracted to Lucas her one mate. Their bond was not complete since they had lost the other member of their Triad before they could be bonded.

Now they had to decide whether or not to buck tradition and bond, or would Talbot just leave. This is a favorite scene as Kenna runs from her emotions.

She stood with her back facing them, arms crossed over her chest and looking up. Sure enough, against the pink sky was Femkat, its rings just starting to glow with Helia lowering in the sky. “They said many eons ago Femkat had a satellite all its own. Then one day, long before we had the imagery to capture it, a comet crashed into the little satellite, shattering it to pieces. Rather than destroy Femkat, the debris surrounded our moon, melded together to create the different colors, and graced it with the ribbons. Out of destruction came something glorious.”

He took her hand. She held him tight.

Talbot took his position behind them and wrapped his arms around their shoulders pulling them to him. “Then I would say that after my near crash landing onto your planet, something magnificent came out of that.”

Both he and Kenna turned to Talbot making a little circle.

“The rings will always be there,” she whispered.

Talbot brushed the back of his hand along her cheek. “That’s not true. You and I both know that one day eons from now they’ll dissipate and eons from then, those looking up at Femkat won’t believe there was ever a moment in time where ribbons of color wound around their moon.”

A tear streamed down her cheek. “Do you know that every Helia cycle we have a celebration of the rings? We just appreciate them.”

He wiped her tear away. “Then maybe, since we don’t know how long the rings of anything else will be there, we simply celebrate the time we have?”

“Tal–”

Before she said anything else, he cut her off by putting his finger over her lips.

“We don’t know anything but what is right now.” As if to send her his message, Talbot widened his eyes.

Lucas nodded. The way Talbot dealt with their female definitely confirmed the position they bestowed upon him.

“Do you think we can celebrate being together, since that is what is happening right now?” Their vertex bent down and gave her a kiss.

The way Kenna melted into Talbot stirred something deep inside Lucas.

Watching them together both aroused and comforted him.

When Talbot pulled back, she looked up at him with glazed over eyes. “We can do that.”

Lucas expected no less of an answer from Kenna. She would listen to her males when it came to such matters.

“Then I say we leave. I just want to be with the two of you.” Talbot led the way back to the vehicle, instantly falling into the role he craved and coveted, but for how long?
Kim Carmichael. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 5555-5582). After Glows.

The right decisions made at the right time make for an explosive coming together.

A powerful story of love, desire, and fighting for what you believe in.

5 Contented Purrs for Kim!

Kim’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Her Valentine Surprise
N Kuhn

When Carissa can’t decide between the two men in her life, they come up with a surprise that gives Valentine’s Day a whole new meaning…

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Carissa didn’t want to choose, she couldn’t. The two men in her life were very different and each filled a space in her heart.

Kent and JP had met, and decided they liked each other enough to give a ménage relationship a go. Of course Carissa would need to agree to it all as well.

This is a favorite scene as Carissa thinks she has to choose.

“We aren’t saying you need to pick one of us Rissy. We want to see if a weekend together can be… workable.”JP strung his fingers together, webbing them as he spoke. He used his hands often when he spoke as if to amplify everything he said. Raising an eyebrow in confusion, she shifted her gaze back to Kent for clarification.

“What would you say to spending a weekend together? We can see about working a relationship between the three of us. Then you won’t have to choose anyone or feel bad. No one would be left out. JP and I, we get along well. We have you in common. We both love you more than anything, and neither of us is willing to part with you.”

“Yeah. We figured, there has got to be a way we can all get what we want. Kent and I have spent a lot of time together, and to be honest, this idea rocks. It’s the best of all worlds. Plus, he has a kick ass house. I wouldn’t mind crashing there. And it’s like, your Valentine’s Day surprise! This way, we both get to see you.”

Kent shook his head, laughing quietly at JP’s enthusiasm. Carissa watched as he laid a hand on JP’s knee, patting it in a way he did with her constantly. It was true. Kent was successful in all areas of life. The neighborhood he lived in was in a much nicer area than Carissa’s, where the homes cost more than some made in a lifetime. The marble floors were her favorite. She enjoyed sliding around in socks wearing only his shirts. Thoughts of the fun she and JP could have while Kent worked ran through her mind. There was a large backyard. They could have picnics, grow gardens, swim in the massive pool and more. He had more rooms than she could count. Hell, she wasn’t sure she had even seen them all yet.  

Fingers snapped in her face, drawing her back to reality where she looked at Kent again.

“You really mean it? I won’t have to lose either of you?” The hope in her voice was almost unbearable, undoing Kent’s strong demeanor, fraying it like an old sweater. He nodded, afraid to speak, his throat closed as he sympathized with her pain.

She was worried about losing them, but he was afraid to lose her. True, he’d spent some time with JP lately, and they’d had fun and realized they each loved her more than life itself.

This just had to work. He didn’t want to think of what would happen if they lost her. Seeing the smile on her face at his suggestion was enough to spring hope in his heart. They would make this work. No matter what. Her eyes sparkled as she moved from the floor to the couch. Wedging between her guys, she wrapped herself in their arms as they discussed the weekend plans.
N Kuhn. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 6137-6160). After Glows.

Kent as a Dom, had never considered a male sub but the weekend proved enlightening. Now to take it all home.

A sensual tale bringing the heat of Ménage to reality.

5 Contented Purrs for N Kuhn!

N Kuhn’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Heart Of Glass
Riley Murphy

After an angry woman pelts their office building with stones, two strong-willed men devise a challenge. The goal? To turn the gorgeous interloper into a very close friend. Normally, this would be cakewalk, but too late they discover their feminine quarry is the key to solving their much-needed corporate dilemma.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

When Wesley Henderson walked in on her boyfriend Keith screwing her bestfriend and roommate on HER bed it was over as far as she was concerned. Everything over the relationship and their future business. Of course he threatens her with blackballing her in the advertising industry, a threat he couldn’t follow through on, but he does cause her problems.Ty Ellington and his partner Sandy Tramaine have a problem. A pretty redheaded problem. Everry day she comes to their building and throws stones at the huge, very expensive advertising mural decorating the side. Today is the day Ty is going to confront her and find out way. This is a favorite scene.

With Sandy’s warning playing in my head about not spooking her, I called, “Good morning.”

She didn’t look at me. “Are you security?”

“No.” I stopped a few feet from her, letting my gaze rove over her as she continued to throw her missiles. She pitched them like a guy which was kind of a turn-on.

“Do you work here?”

I guess I could say yes. It wouldn’t be lying, it just wouldn’t be telling the whole truth. “I do.”

Finally she paused from throwing the last stone to give me the once over. “Well, I know you’re not The Snake. He has black hair and an even blacker expression. The guy’s a real egomaniac. Most days when he enters the building, he pretends like I’m not even here. When he does deign to give me the side-eye, it’s usually by way of a glare.”

I knew she was talking about Sandy, but I pretended like I didn’t. “The Snake?”

“The owner. He drives a black car too. A Mercedes.”

It was a Jaguar actually. I would have corrected her if I wasn’t so caught up by the gleam in her eyes. Green eyes. Light though, like the color of Granny Smith apples only translucent. “Ah…” I drew out. Was this a case of a woman scorned? “He’s done something to offend you, I take it. And it’s more than ignoring your presence some mornings?” I fished for info.

She shrugged and then turned to eye the wall again, examining it as if she was trying to find the perfect spot to hit. “Yes and no. F!” she exclaimed, launching the last stone.

So that’s what she was doing. Spelling out her gripe with the rocks to physically purge her frustrations. “F?”

“Yep.” She took a deep breath and then spoke the next letters as fast as a child would when reciting their ABC’s.

“Keithvegaisathief.” I wasn’t quick enough decoding the message when she did it for me. “Keith. Vega. Is. A. Thief.”

The name sounded familiar, but I couldn’t immediately place it so I moved on to the one thing she did say, that worried me. “That’s not the name of the man who drives the black car.”

“Oh, I know.” She tugged down her sleeves and smiled. The natural action that brightened her cheeks was pleasing, until I realized it was an underlying fury that pinned that mock-pleasant expression on her face. “But he is the bastard who sent me the cease and desist letter. He took that creep’s word without giving me the chance to defend myself.”

She looked away and after a few seconds, she looked back. “I’m sorry. I must sound like a witch.” This time when she smiled it was genuine. “I’m Wesley Henderson, and I promise, I’m not quite as crazy as I appear.” She offered her hand.

After I accepted, and we shook on it, she said, “I’m almost through the death stages. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and this last one,” She curtly nodded toward the mural, “Acceptance.”

She sounded so blasé, I had to laugh. I shot a look to the wall and then raised a brow at her. “The rock shower is what you call acceptance?”

“Yes.”

The way she stared up at me, with a half-smile hovering over her lips and those green eyes dancing with an enigmatic challenge suddenly concerned me. Why? The woman was someone I wanted to get to know much better. Far from the mystery box being spoiled when opened as Sandy had suggested, it was now clear to me her mystic was a force I wanted to embrace. Preferably under a thick blanket on a cool California night.

“I mean, I’m only throwing stones, but…” She pointed right at me. “If there was a God, that building would be made out of glass. You know what I’m saying?”

She was smart all right. “I’m familiar with the idiom.”

“Great.” Her smile was blinding. “Because the idiot that owns that building deserves to be punished.”

Ironic. Punishments were right up Sandy’s alley. The one qualifier? He favored giving them, and not receiving. Meh. That was his mountain to climb with her. I had my own. “What did this Kevin— or was his name Keith— person, steal from you? If you don’t mind me asking.”

She looked down and negligently toe-kicked a couple of the rocks while she seemed to be deciding whether or not to trust me. It was a sobering experience and caused me to respect her all the more for her caution.

“My work.” She looked up and before she could hide it, I saw the worry. It was there in her eyes.

“What kind of—?”

“Oh boy. It’s got to be past eight. I’ve got to go. It was nice talking with you.”
Riley Murphy. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 6833-6877). After Glows.

Now the partners have a couple of problems. One their desire for the red-headed beauty, the other their Ad agency isn’t delivering on the product.

This story heats up in many ways, I love the way it unfurls in
a perfect blend of love, sizzling sex and karma.

5 Contented Purrs for Riley!

Riley’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Three is a Charm
Amy Brent

Two HOT Billionaires, One Curvy Girl – Eve needs to start over in her new job and these two brothers are just the challenge she needs.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Eve thought she had screwed up her interview with Dominic Weston. She couldn’t help thinking about that one night four years before when she gave herself to him.

Dominic didn’t want to hire Eve for the same reason she thought she messed up the interview. He wanted her even more now than he had when she was eighteen.

Their relationship renews even as they keep it from her parents, her father would never understand his friend with his daughter. What neither expected was her interest in his brother Malcolm.

A favorite scene is when she is reintroduced to Malcolm.

The same girl who Malcolm himself had just been undressing with his eyes.

“Whatever you say, Malcolm,” Dominic laughed. “Anyway, Eve and I have some work to do, so if you don’t mind letting us do that, I’d appreciate it.”

“Sure thing,” he said, reaching for my hand. I assumed Malcolm was going to shake it, but instead, he brought it to his lips and kissed my knuckles. “Great seeing you again, Eve. Perhaps we can grab coffee sometime – ”

“Stop hitting on my employee, Malcolm.” Dominic was laughing, however, so I knew it wasn’t a serious threat. Still, I could see the faint shadow of jealousy on his face.

Dominic was jealous of Malcolm. Which meant that somewhere, deep down, he cared enough about our little arrangement – or about me – to be jealous in the first place.

Just for fun, I decided to play along. “I’d love to, Malcolm. Maybe this weekend?”

“I’ll call you,” Malcolm said with a wink before walking toward the front door. “And I’ll call you too, brother. But not for the same reasons, of course.”

“I sure as hell hope not,” Dominic grumbled.

His jaw was clenched tight and his posture was stiff. As he opened the front door for Malcolm, I could see a shared look between them. It was subtle, but the look was one in which Dominic was asking Malcolm to lay off. As if I was his property and he’d laid claim to me already.

Maybe it shouldn’t have, but it made me bristle. I was no one’s property, nor would I ever be.

Dominic, of course, had other ideas. As soon as he closed the door, shutting his brother out, he came over to me and grabbed my face in his hands, forcing me to stare into his eyes.

“You want to fuck him?” he growled.

“Maybe? What business is it of yours?” I teased.

“I can make that happen,” he said, his hand moving underneath my skirt and up my thigh. “It wouldn’t be the first time we’d shared a girl before.”
Amy Brent. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 9148-9169). After Glows.

This relationship goes from slow and sensuous to a magnificent threesome with a bit of kink.

No declarations of love but damn they have a way of showing how much they care. I kind of wished they had been caught by her parents, if this is going to be more than a fling that has to happen.

4 Contented Purrs for Amy

Amy’s Links

Website | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Poor White Trash
Sara Wylde

One from the gutter, one from the clouds, the other from a tower in between. Three lost puzzle pieces that didn’t fit on their own might just find the beauty in the bigger picture together.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Charlotte is trying to fit in with the rest of the elite that populates their Hall on Campus. The latest challenge handed out by the Pandora, the leader of this pack is to sleep with the guy whose name you draw.

Charlotte had no problem with that idea, especially when she sees she drew Vance Tinsley-Yates aka The Brat Prince. Hell it’s on her bucket list. However, her protector and friend Jace doesn’t like this idea at all.

This is a favorite scene between Vance and Charlotte with a peek at Pandora’s personality.

She didn’t know how Vance knew, but the way the expression on his face changed, he knew exactly what she was thinking.

“Look, your Charlotte likes the idea.”

“She’s not my Charlotte,” he growled.

“Isn’t she? You rushed over here to lay your claim, didn’t you?” Vance still hadn’t broken eye contact with her. It was as if Jace didn’t concern him in the least.

“No. She’s not mine. She belongs to herself, but you will treat her with respect.”

This time he looked back to Jace. “How have I treated her otherwise? Because I’m going to take her back to my room, if she’d like to come.” That self-satisfied smile was back. “And I’m going to make her scream my name in three languages. Maybe yours, too? I’d say it’s a gift.”

“You would.”

“Jace,” she began again, unsure of what to say.

“Make him at least take you to dinner.” It sounded as if it hurt him to say it.

“That kind of nullifies the whole point of the one-night stand,” Charlotte whispered.

“Fine. You do whatever you want. You always do.” Jace turned away from her. “You know where I am if you need me.”

Pandora’s laughter trilled. “Oh, he’s a dear, isn’t he? How did poor white trash like that ever get into Ridgemont Hall? Rather ugly beast, isn’t he?”

“Well, Pandy,” Vance drawled. “I’d fuck him before I’d fuck you. So do with that what you will.”

She’d been ready to jump to his defense, to chew Pandora’s face off, social suicide be damned. But Vance took care of that for her.

Pandora rolled her eyes. “You’d fuck him for the novelty alone. Run along, now, dollies. Can’t have you lingering in the common area, or no one else will go up. Then all the fun will be over before it begins.”

“Pandora, I do believe you have other guests to harass.”

As soon as she was gone, Charlotte got a sinking feeling in her gut. She knew what she was going to do. It wasn’t at all what she wanted to do.

She couldn’t stand the tone in his voice. The way he made it so clear without even saying so that he was disappointed in her.

“I’m sorry, Vance. I should probably…” She motioned to the stairs.

“Are you sure?”

“No, but—” She finished the sentence with a shrug.

“One more thing,” he said, reaching for her hand. “What if I did take you out? On a real date.”

“Like I told Jace, it defeats the purpose of this one and done thing.” She smiled. “It’s on my bucket list.”

“Here’s what. I like you. I like your curiosity. There’s a softness about you that none of these other girls have. A sparkle. I’m intrigued. I’m also the biggest manwhore on campus. Aside from Wrathboner and Dane. I think we’re tied.” He seemed to consider. “Let’s agree to get to know each other. No strings. We’ll both continue our other pursuits as we choose.”

“I’ll consider it.” She exhaled heavily. “Look, Jace and I are a package deal. If you get me, you get him.”

“Maybe you’ll tell me more about that sometime. Like dinner on Wednesday night.”

“Okay.” Charlotte had not only dipped her toe in the waters, but she’d jumped into the deep end.
Sara Wylde. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 10131-10166). After Glows.

When I think about it this story is less about Charlotte and more about Jace. He is the one with the past, the one sent to school by Charlotte’s parents in gratitude for saving their little girl’s life. It’s his past and his anger that keep him away from Charlotte.

Everything heats up quickly from this point, not only with Charlotte and Jace but also Jace and Vance.

If there is going to be a them, Charlotte and Vance need to break down Jace’s walls. Not an enviable task.

I loved the progression from anger to love and back again. I think I’d like to see more of the trio.

5 Contented Purrs for Sara!

Sara’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


A Valentine’s Deal
TL Reeve

An interview will only take an hour, but what Sullivan and Carter offer Sierra can last a lifetime.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Sierra was angry at her boss. She’d put in to take off Valentine’s day for a reason. She was tired of the hype of the day and only wanted to curl up with some wine, and a good book. Her boss would have none of it, he wanted this Valentine’s day story and she was the only one who could do it justice.

Sullivan wasn’t happy with his partner Carter, Wolfsbane is a paranormal club and although humans are allowed this interview and subsequent story would bring many more to the club. A club where paranormals could possibly find their true mate.

However the publicity for this Masquerade event would do much for the club and help put the building’s past into history where it belongs.

This is a favorite scene when the three meet for the initial interview.

Every single inch of her came to life in a wash of arousal and lust. The woodsy scent emanating from him fueled her desire, leaving her a bit dizzy and hypnotized.

“You must be from the Los Angeles Daily. It’s good to meet you.” Her cheeks heated the moment his lips brushed across her knuckles. He glanced up at her, and the devilish twinkle in his eyes sent a thrill of longing through her. The corner of his mouth curled into a predatory, panty-soaking smirk. “I didn’t leave you waiting long, I hope.”

British. The accent added a bit more to his sex appeal. But still, she guarded herself. Didn’t need to go climbing him like a tree during the middle of their meeting— even if the idea sound good right about now. Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

She flicked her gaze to him, and he gave her a wicked grin.

Caught. Shit.

She shook her head, almost afraid to speak. “No, not at all. This is Jerry, my assistant.” The breathy quality of her voice irritated her. No one got under her skin. It’d been a quality she prided herself on, and in less than five minutes, he had.

“Good to meet you.” He shook her partner’s hand. “Sullivan is a little tied up at the moment, but he’ll be here shortly.” Carter ushered them into his office. “I have to say; this is one of the first interviews we’ve granted for the club and this building.”

“Well, the building is steeped in history.” She gazed around the masculine, industrial space. Unlike the hall, this area had the original brick and mortar façade. Steel and wood shelving lined the side walls, while a giant oak desk dominated the space. To the left, another couch like she’d been sitting on in the waiting area faced her, along with a small coffee table and an entertainment center. The room fit the man in front of her. “Most of it is bad though.”

He nodded. “It’s a tragedy.” Carter lowered his voice and leaned forward. “I’ll let you in on a little secret.”

She crept closer, drawn in by the raspy tone of his voice.

“I didn’t think the club would work. I thought we’d be shut down and forced out within the first six months of business.” He pointed to the richly finished, walnut sideboard. “Drink?” quick change in conversation.

“Cherry soda.”

“A girl after my own heart.” He opened a fridge she hadn’t seen, and pulled out a can of regular soda, then grabbed the cherry syrup from between the bottles of alcohol. “I’m sorry I don’t have fresh cherries to add to your drink. I hope you don’t mind.”

Heck, she’d been prepared for pre-made soda, she didn’t mind this one bit. After he stirred her drink, he lifted the stirring stick to his mouth and licked the dripping and excess syrup from it. Her heart skipped a beat. Again, the aching throb of her clit intensified. Who the hell was this man?

His admission surprised her, as did the “It’s okay. I would have settled for a can.”

He laughed as he brought her the tumbler. “Anything for you, Jerry?”

Her partner glanced at her, then to Carter. “Water?”

“Sure thing.” He grabbed the bottle from the fridge. “Ice?”

“Nah. I’m good.”

He handed the bottle to her assistant, then took a seat behind the desk. “Where are my manners.” He scoffed and motioned to the wing-backed chairs in front of him. “Please, sit.”

“Was your worry due to the criminal activity or something else?” She sat, easing back into the welcoming comfort.

“Yes, all of it. This building is said to be haunted. Some people come here to” —he made air quotes— “investigate. Others to try and find the burned-out areas of the basement.” He folded his hands. “We’re not here to be a sideshow or to ogled like freaks.”

She frowned. “Does it interfere with your business?”

“The lookie-loos?” He swirled the amber liquid in his glass.

“Yes.”

“I feared they would. However, people have been… courteous.” He glanced up as the door opened. “Ah, you made it. Sullivan, these are our guests.”

The man stopped short and turned his golden gaze on her. Boom. Pregnant. The thought simultaneously surprised her and made her chuckle, which led to embarrassment. She cleared her throat.

“It’s good to meet you. I’m Sierra Hanover, and this is my assistant Jerry Rodrick.” She motioned to her friend. Jesus, what the hell had she gotten herself into?
TL Reeve. A Valentine for Two (Kindle Locations 12090-12135). After Glows.

With Sierra so against the idea of love in general, Sullivan and Carte have their work cut out for them. They figured out she is the one for them now they have to convince her.

This one sizzles off the page with anticipation of what’s to come. We get Sullivan and Carter, then we get to watch them try to woo Sierra. Drink plenty of liquids or you might dehydrate reading.

5 Contented Purrs for TL!

TL’s Links

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

newsletter - for blog


Cover Reveal & Pre-Order! Elite Elements the finale of the Elite Warrior Series


elite-elements-cover

Elite Elements
A Seven Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set

Seven novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Seven individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is the conclusion of the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal and Elite Ghosts!

cover-elite-elements

Elite Elements

Book Three in the Elite Warriors Series

For most of their lives they’ve lived in the shadows, pulled from every nation and background, united by one common cause—an all-consuming hatred of Red Wolf. The unquenchable desire to rid the world of his very existence fuels them, drives them.

These men and women pulled the fallen Elite from the snow-covered wreckage of Operation Phoenix years ago. To some they’re called saviors. To others they’re called traitors.

As Red Wolf’s power grows, the end game they’ve sacrificed everything for may destroy them all. Or just maybe they’ll finally find the peace they’ve been hunting for.

Revenge is their salvation but is there enough humanity left inside them to save?

A new end. A new beginning. Elite Elements.

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

elite-elements-banner

KindleLogo Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo smashwords_logo

silicon

Satisfying SiliconVirginia Nelson

Lady Dead may be number five on his hit list, but she trusts that Silicon will come for her. Save her or kill her… either way, it’ll be a hot ride.

Virginia’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


cesium

Cesium’s CaptureSabrina York

The mission is all that matters…until he meets her.

Sabrina’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


vibranium

Vibranium’s TruthAnna Alexander

It’s not the size of the gun that makes a warrior, but the strength of her convictions.

Anna Alexander:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


paladium-teaser

Palladium’s ConfessionSaranna DeWylde

A defrocked priest and his benediction of death are no match for this BBW on a mission.

Saranna’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


francium-teaser

Francium’s ChanceRebecca Royce

Just because he’s on the right side of the fight doesn’t mean she can trust him.

Rebecca’s Link
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Blog | Amazon Author Page


arsenic

Asset: ArsenicHeather Long

Arsenic is playing a dangerous game, but one with hefty payout—Red Wolf’s head on a platter.

Heather’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


kryptonite

Kryptonite’s OxygenJennifer Kacey

To rid the world of the deadliest wolf a broken girl must trust her kryptonite.

Jennifer’s Links
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Click To View Trailer

Winter Blog More Books

Click the Cover for Buy Links

elite-metal-coverelite-ghosts-cover

 


Love The Elite Warrior Series? Catch up Now with Elite Ghosts – Elite Warriors #2! The finale is coming soon in Elite Elements!


Elite Metal and Ghosts
Elite Metal & Ghosts in the Elite Warrior Series

Elite Ghosts
A Six-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set

Six novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Six individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is a continuation in the hunt for Red Wolf including all the characters you love from Elite Metal!

elite-ghosts-cover

Target: Tungsten – Heather Long
Zinc’s Heart – Rebecca Royce
Lithium’s Rescue – Sabrina York
Thallium’s Submission – Anna Alexander
Nickel’s Wounds – Saranna DeWylde
Titanium’s Sacrifice – Jennifer Kacey

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

blurb-fall-cornucopia

Elite Ghosts

For more than two years they’ve been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.

Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.

Loyalty is their salvation but damage is always more than skin deep.

A new hope. A new family. Elite Ghosts.

Winter Blog BuyLinks

KindleLogo KoboLogosmashwords_logoibooks-logo-150x150

Winter Blog Blurbs and Reviews

Target: Tungsten

by Heather Long

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Bradley “Tungsten” Peck. Marine. Lover. Friend. He’s the man who can get anything, find anyone, and accomplish every goal. At least he was, before he lost the only woman who mattered…he won’t stop until he gets her back or she puts a bullet in him.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

This story starts the second chapter for the Elite Warrior Series.

When the ghosts removed their masks, I think my heart stopped for a moment. When Copper locked eyes with HIM, Tungsten/Brad, I thought my heart would break. Gabriel and Sachi are so good together, I couldn’t grasp the possibility they could end because of Brad. That he had been there all along with the others, watching and protecting and never said a word. Even Merc/John didn’t trust Tungsten/Brad, and they had been friends.

Oddly enough I trusted that something good would come out of this difficult situation.

As the story unfolds with Sachi, Gabriel and Brad in an isolated cabin in Montana, and John keeping watch outside. Deep cover to protect them from someone looking diligently for Brad and possibly Sachi.

But before they can pursue a mission, Sachi either has to choose or they need another plan. This is part of one of my favorite conversations with John and Sachi while they were on a run.

“I don’t want to choose between them. She didn’t and she wouldn’t. In some ways, she’d made her choice. Gabriel allowed Brad to be a part of them, Gabriel let him in, and she embraced the choice because Gabriel saw what she needed. If she had to choose…

“I suppose this means I have to keep his sorry ass alive.” John shook his head at her. “Two men?”

“I’m a demanding woman, what can I say?”

“Greedy bitch.” But he said with a hint of a smile. “Fine. I’ll keep the jackass alive. But one fucking step out of line…”

Closing the distance between them, she gave him a hug. “Yeah, yeah. They’ll never see you coming.”
Heather Long. EliteGhosts (Kindle Locations 1503-1508). Kindle Edition.

What ensues is a sizzling hot relationship, followed by a yet another difficult mission. I couldn’t stop reading, I had to know what would happen next.The question is can the men share her long term? Can she accept them both for forever?

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!


Zinc’s Heart

by Rebecca Royce

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Zinc has nothing to prove–and everything to lose.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Zinc wanted one thing from Steele when he took off his mask, the answer to a question. The question – Why did you leave me behind? Like all the other Zinc lost much when he became a Ghost. Only he didn’t have the years of freedom the others had in between.

What happens when it wasn’t answered immediately was painful for both of them. Steele with a broken face literally, that required surgery and Zinc with no relief from the physical and emotional pain.

This book takes off quickly and Zinc’s mission is to get Steele’s sister Sarah out of the clutches of one of Red Wolf’s minions. Walter David. David is, among other things, a stop on the human trafficking pathway.

Sarah a CIA agent was taken for asking the wrong kind of questions about her brother Steele and Zinc’s deaths. Questions that led her to Red Wolf.

Zinc had always been attracted to Sarah, but she was off limits because of being his best friends sister. Now she was being held a sexual captive. His mission is to get her out. A mission that rapidly goes to hell.

Forced to bail on the plane after discovering Titanium’s pilot was working with Red Wolf. Then not able to return to headquarters because of possible infiltration. Sarah and Zinc/Zach are on the run until it’s safe to go in.

Zinc has migraines and issues with wrong words after one due to his healing brain. A favorite passage is from the first stop on their journey.

“Do you know what I meant although I said the wrong thing? Probably if I try to self correct over the next few minutes I will continue to misspeak. So, I’m hoping you know what I…”As an answer, she placed the keycard in his outstretched hand. “Don’t worry, I speak Zach.”

He laughed at her response, the reaction catching him by surprise. “Then you’d be the only one. I’m not sure I speak me anymore.”
Rebecca Royce. EliteGhosts-nook (Kindle Locations 2427-2430). Kindle Edition.

Sarah has always fantasized about Zach, she figured she wasn’t his type.  She couldn’t have been more wrong.  These guys fall hard and fast, Zach is no exception.The action is intense and the sex is hotter than hot. And all that’s before her brother finds out.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!


Lithium’s Rescue

by Sabrina York

Winter Blog BlurbSm

He will save her…unless she saves him first.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Marilyn is an analyst for a high tech company with government contracts. When she discovers her boss is committing treason, she contacts an old family friend.

When he fails to show, she learns how far reaching her boss’ arm really is. He was watching and listening to her in her home and is sending someone to collect her.

Lithium is sent to collect an informant, and get her safely to headquarters. However, her boss has everyone one of his employees wired and tracked with some very high tech gadgets.

A favorite passage is a conversation they have while traveling to an airstrip.

“Aside from all that, I suspect you’re a perv.” This, she said in a soft, teasing tone.

“I’m not a perv.”

“You made me strip.”

“You were covered with trackers.”

“You watched.”

“I needed to make sure we got them all.”

“”Do you suppose there was one up my ass?”

“Do you want me to check?”

That shut her up. It was a long while before she said, “You rubbed your erection against me.”

“I did not.” His neck heated.

“You did too. Back there in the stairwell. I felt it.”

Prickles danced on his spine. “I was not rubbing my erection against you. I was trying to make you shut up.”

“Is that how you make a woman shut up? A coo. “Rub your cock against her?”

“The idea has merit.” Oh yeah. He could visualize just the thing. The perfect way to make her shut up. Probably not a good idea while he was driving.
Sabrina York. EliteGhosts-nook (Kindle Locations 3750-3757). Kindle Edition.

I love Marilyn, so much spunk, and Lithium just falls into her traps. Good thing she’s not a bad guy.  Lots of heat in more ways than one. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

5 Contented Purrs for Sabrina!


Thallium’s Submission

by Anna Alexander

Winter Blog BlurbSm

From now on the only orders he will follow are hers.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

A witness against a gang helping Red Wolf by providing a safe transport from Dallas to Mexico, is due to testify, against her ex-husband, the leader of the gang. Being under protective custody, in a safe house with two Texas marshals isn’t enough. There is a contract out on her and they won’t stop looking until the threat to their passageway is eliminated.This book explodes with action practically from the first page.  The bad guys show up at the same time as the Elite crew and getting Athena out safe becomes difficult.

I mean really who do you trust when everyone around you is shooting?

After a second location is compromised, Thallium takes off with Athena and disposes of all tracking devices even his own. His only thoughts to keep her safe and off the grid until the trial. The man has some pretty cool secrets.

One of my favorite scenes is their first morning together and it begins to show Thallium’s deep need to take care of her in other ways than just protection.

“Don’t get up on my account. I can take care of myself. Besides you need rest too.”

“I want to take care of you. Why don’t you go freshen up while I start b-breakfast?

I need to do a thorough check of  our provisions anyway. Make sure we have everything we need for the next two weeks. I bought you some clothes, but…”

“But what?”

He glanced away as a bit of pink hit his cheeks. “I like the way you look wearing my t-shirt.”

Oh, yeah. She was going to enjoy their time in captivity.

“I’ll keep that in mind,” she said, and picked up the bag he had placed by the front door. “I won’t be long.”
Anna Alexander. EliteGhosts-nook (Kindle Locations 5215-5220). Kindle Edition.

From here on it gets really interesting. I loved the build of this relationship. It’s sweet and it’s hot and you almost forget for a moment there is danger.

5 Contented Purrs for Anna!


Nickel’s Wounds

by Saranna DeWylde

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Hell hath no fury like a Marine who’s lost her way. Beauty was once her currency, but for a woman who can’t feel anything but agony, she has nothing left. Except the vengeance that could destroy the one man whose love could teach her how to save herself.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Nickel’s wounds are much deeper than the external ones and not all are from her service. Her need for revenge is intense and in this offering of the series we see the characters as who they once were as well as who they are today.This passage is from Marcus’ thoughts after giving Katarina a massage to help her pain. It really brings his devotion to her and her trust in him to the forefront.

When not on a mission, he preferred to sleep naked, but he changed in to a pair of boxer briefs and slid in to the bed. 

She sighed in  her sleep and turned into him, blanket wrapped tightly around herself.

They’d slept together on missions, had huddled together for warmth and safety.

But this was the first time she’d fallen asleep after her massage, in his bed, and had asked him to stay with her.

He stared out into the darkness for a long time before he slept. As close as he was to her at the moment, within a breath of touch, he’d never felt farther away.
Saranna DeWylde. EliteGhosts-nook (Kindle Locations 6431-6435). Kindle Edition.

Marcus/Tin has to go back to his roots as a gang member to secure an invitation to  Fedir Yukodvich’s Clubhouse . To attend a gathering of heavy hitters in human trafficking buying and selling. The problem, he has to go  in with Nickel/Katarina and is afraid the mission will throw them both into a place from which they will never recover.Katarina knows this mission can change the two of them forever, but she never imagined the depth of those changes. She gets pain at touch but still uses her body in missions by turning herself off, her way of surviving. Only Marcus can touch her without that pain most times, and only because of their deep, trusting, friendship.

This book had me crying and holding my breath a good deal of the time.  Very emotional and very tense read. I loved and felt every single word.

5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!


Titanium’s Sacrifice

by Jennifer Kacey

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Titanium. Warbucks. Commander. Brother. He is all of those things. And none of them. Giving up everything to save the men and women under his command was easy until it comes to one…last…sacrifice

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Titanium’s story is perhaps the most emotional of all of the previous. In this one we learn why Titanium is so invested in bringing down Red Wolf, why he has no choice. It caused my heart to ache as I read the explanation as given to Chrome and Steele. The betrayal by one of their own, brought to light as well as the reasons behind Elite Recon being formed and how and why everyone was extracted instead of just Titanium’s team.

We meet Charles the man behind Titanium, the one who takes the weight of the world and his teams on his shoulders with only Poppy, Raine and his precious dog Annie as his support system.

We discover the secret longing Raine has for her charge and see her complete devotion to him not only as a patient but as a man. One of my favorite scenes is when the team gangs up on him and gifts him with a way to ride on a motorcycle again. Which leads to the admission of his love and lust for Raine. This is a little peek.

The crank of the engine turning over and the throaty growl bouncing around the hangar sucker punched him in the gut.

“Coming?” She asked louder than the last time to be heard over the call of the bike. “I’ve been riding for years if it makes you feel any better. No one else is here so it’s totally up to you. No one will make you feel bad if you don’t come.”

“None but those who have bets placed on whether or not I’ll pussy out.”

Her laugh sounded like sex with the purr of the engine seducing him. “Well, there is that but you can deal with them tomorrow. I can handle a big machine between my legs.” She didn’t pause for him to make some funny retort at her innuendo, not that he could have, since his mouth had gone dry. “Take a walk on the wild side, Charles. I promise to keep your virtue safe.”

He took a step forward, reaching for her, and then another.

Her palm slid along his, guiding him behind her. She was already seated and he swung a leg over the seat and sat down. Tucking up close behind her, there was no way she could miss he was hard. “And what about your virtue? Who will protect yours while we’re out?”
Jennifer Kacey. EliteGhosts-nook (Kindle Locations 7982-7991). Kindle Edition.

So many secrets are revealed on the difficult road leading all of them slowly and somewhat painfully to become a family not by blood but choice.A story that brings tears and laughter, pain and healing. Keep the tissues close, you’ll need a lot of them.

Bravo, Jennifer! A fitting close to this installment of the Elite Warrior Series. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these amazing men and women.

5 Contented Purrs For Jennifer!


Winter Blog More Books

Get the First Collection
Click the Cover for Buy Links

elite-metal-cover


Winter Blog Author Links

Heather Long:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page


Rebecca Royce:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Blog | Amazon Author Page


Sabrina York:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page


Anna Alexander:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page


Saranna DeWylde:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page


Jennifer Kacey:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

The Elite Warrior Series Finale is Coming! Catch Up Now! Elite Metal – The Beginning


elite-metal-banner

Elite Metal
An Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set

(Elite Warriors Book 1)
Eight novels from some New York Times, USA Today and award winning bestselling authors! Eight individual novels that create one giant book! One story leading into the next into the next! This is like no other boxed set you’ve ever seen before!!!!!!!!

elite-metal-cover

Bound by Steele – Jennifer Kacey and Anna Alexander
Chrome’s Salvation – Jennifer Kacey
Adamantium’s Roar – Anna Alexander
Pure Copper – Heather Long
Sterling’s Seduction – Sabrina York
Platinum’s Choice – Rebecca Royce
Mercury’s Poison – Saranna DeWylde
Forged in Silver – Roxie Rivera

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Winter Blog Synopsis

Elite Metal

For decades the US Marines funded a top-secret unit known as Elite Recon. A deadly group of men and women sent to infiltrate dozens of countries completely undetected. Mission objectives so extreme casualties were not only probable, but expected.

The current batch of operatives had returned from hundreds of assignments unscathed…until one mission went horribly wrong. Several men lost their lives and the group disbanded. The remaining leathernecks were scattered in the wind with new identities. They were told to blend in. Be normal. Or face being forever silenced just like their fallen brothers.

Now, two years later, each living member of the group is kidnapped and given a chance to make things right. But this time they’re no longer under the thumb of Uncle Sam. A mysterious private backer who knows about their past has brought them back together. No longer are they forced to turn a blind eye to the lost and forsaken.

Duty is their salvation.

A new life. A new future…Elite Metal.


Winter Blog BuyLinks

KindleLogo Barnes and Noble logo_150 KoboLogoibooks-logo-150x150



Winter Blog Blurbs and Reviews

Bound by Steele

by Jennifer Kacey and Anna Alexander

Winter Blog BlurbSm

To save his Marine brothers and sister he must accept the past isn’t dead and buried. Reuniting survivors means he is forced to first forgive…the enemy.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

The mission is to take down Valdimir Babikov AKA Red Wolf. Steele is in charge of the mission even though most of his team is on leave. A bad feeling, a missing informant and Operation Phoenix went totally FUBAR.

Forced underground by the government, the surviving members of Elite Recon are scattered. Steele lives with the pain of seeing his best friend Zane die during that mission. Zane’s dog tags are still around his neck a reminder of his vow to one day get revenge. Then he is taken by an unknown benefactor and set on a mission to bring down the one who tipped off Red Wolf on that fateful day.

Alayna was on the run for two years, labeled a traitor and in fear for her life. Then the benefactor and creator of Elite Metal brought her into the fold. Now she would be paired with Steele to bring down the bastard who blew her cover and finally have peace with what had happened.

This is a favorite scene as they prepare for their mission.

Revenge for his brothers and have this beautiful woman under his command? His arousal returned tenfold and before he thought better of it, he picked up the velvet box closest to him and lifted the lid. A shiny solitaire diamond in a silver setting winked at him in the glow of the computer monitors.

An invisible band wrapped around his chest and squeezed as he held out the ring to Alayna. “I believe this is for you,” he choked out.

Her hand trembled ever so slightly as she reached for the box, then looked up at him with eyes large and smoky with both uncertainty and longing.

His cock hardened further as she slid the ring onto her finger, and he reached for the long box. Inside lay a collar made of braided leather in black with a ruby circle in the center. On either side of the ruby were silver circles, large enough to snap the latch of a leash onto.

Alayna gasped and the rise and fall of her chest picked up as she gazed at the collar in his hands. The tip of her tongue swept across her full lips and his cock kicked in response ready for the touch of her mouth.

Fuck it all. He may have found the mission to finally kill him. But hell, what a way to go. “Can you do this, Alayna? Can you submit to me?” With the stakes this high, he was going to push her past the point of no return if it got them their man. “Do you want to continue?”

She glanced at the ring on her finger then straightened her spine as she looked him in the eye. “I do.”
Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (p. 29). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

A fast paced sexy drama, one that allows Steele to show his true Dominant nature with a very hot natural submissive. All while on a mission to get Red Wolf’s number one guy.This is the beginning of getting the survivors of that fateful mission back together.

5 Contented Purrs for Jennifer and Anna!


Chrome’s Salvation

by Jennifer Kacey

Winter Blog BlurbSm

A former leader of Elite Recon, reduced to nothing more than an apathetic existence. Until his girl’s life hangs in the balance…now nothing will stand in the way of him coming back to life.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

There was something about the woman with the screaming child next him on the plane. Almost like she called out to him for protection. Chrome knew it was crazy, yet he followed and watched her until she reached her car.

The next thing he knows he is drugged and waking up bound to a chair with a hood over his face. Yes, there is a theme here, a necessary one.

Chrome didn’t want to join, just like Steele in the beginning. The circumstances and the mission were enough to convince him.

Cammie, the woman from the plane, is the director of a very successful international adoption agency. One Red Wolf wants to exploit with the worst sort of human trafficking. To obtain her cooperation he kidnapped her twin siblings and sent Korovin to convince her to turn over her databases.

Cammie and Chrome meeting is a favorite scene this is a small part of it.

Her instant trust in him filled something up in him he didn’t want to admit was empty. A void he’d lived with so long it was a part of him.A big part.

“We’ll get them back.” The words came from him. He didn’t even remember his head telling his lips to move. But they were the truth and he stuff by them.

“How can you be so sure?”

He admired that she didn’t just take him for his word. This was too important to bluster over. “These men— the ones who took your siblings— are the lowest of the low. No conscience, no remorse. It makes them cold and calculating. But money and power don’t keep you warm at night. We have reasons we’re fighting. We have reasons why we’ll win. Fate. Karma. Those ass holes are going to be meeting both. Soon. And I’m going to personally make sure they’re introduced.”

She still seemed uncertain.

Then and there he made a second promise to himself that he’d take down Korovin and Red Wolf in the process. On his fucking own. The world would be a better place without them. He palmed her cheek. “And one other reason.”

“What’s that?”

“I promise. And I never break a promise.”
Kacey, Jennifer, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 137-138). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Somehow watching Chrome fall in love is very amusing, especially as he unsuccessfully tries to fight it. The interaction between him and Cammie is heartwarming. Cammie’s devotion to her kids, her siblings is as if they had been born to her, not adopted.Between the mission itself and the sizzling hot sex, this story steamed off the page.

5 Contented Purrs for Jennifer!


Adamantium’s Roar

by Anna Alexander

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Adamantium left Beth to what he thought was a better life, only to find she had been living in hell. Now he’ll do anything, break any vow, to claim her as his for all time.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

The last person Ant expected to see in the Bare Bones Bar is Beth, especially not in the clutches of a sleazy bookmaker. He knows he has to get her away, in a backwards kind of way it’s his fault.Beth doesn’t want to be rescued, she’s scared to death of Chesterfield. She is nothing but a possession to him, one that owes him money because of her late husband.  Two more years and she would be free of her debt. Then she can start over.
Ant didn’t waste any time finding her, this is one of my favorite scenes.

 

Crack! Boom!The back door flew open in a shower of splinters and slammed into the wall with enough force to shatter the nearby window.She sat up with a startled shout and stared in shock and awe at the vision of Adamantium standing in the doorway with a determined set to his jaw and an unwavering dominance shining in his eyes. He had strapped a gun belt around his lean waist and a Kevlar vest hugged his chest. With the sunlight streaming in behind him, he looked like an avenging angel, and he was on a mission hell-bent on salvation.

The heavy clomp of his boots on the tile echoed in her ears like bass drums as he strode toward her. His big hand reached for her and grabbed her sleeve, jerking down with a vicious twist and ripping the cloth off her arm before tossing it aside. The brush of the cool air-conditioned air on her overheated flesh broke her reverie.

“What the fuck are you doing?” she shouted.

“Kidnapping you,” he replied with all seriousness as he snagged her wrists in one hand and bound her with a plastic zip-tie he withdrew from his back pocket.

“Are you insane?”

“Nope.” He dropped her hands then swept his arm across the counter, sending the coffee maker and canisters flying in all directions. “If I make it look like you didn’t go willingly, Chesterfield has no reason to go after your daughter.”

“You don’t know that.”

“It’s all I’ve got to work with. And I’m not leaving you behind. Trust me on this, sunshine.”

“Trust you? Upfh—” He stuffed a bandanna in her mouth and tied the ends around the back of her head. “I’ll explain when we get someplace safe, but go ahead and start fighting me now. It’ll make all this look more believable.”

Sweet baby Jesus. He was insane. Did he take one too many concussive blows to the head in the military?
Alexander, Anna, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 228-229). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Then the fun really begins. Not only has he upset the apple cart but it seems Chesterfield has connections to Red Wolf. On top of that it seems his Beth has some kinky proclivities that he needs to learn to satisfy.Some very, very hot bondage and spanking scenes. Seeing Ant as a fledgling Dom was eye opening. Most of the Doms I have read are already established, so this was really a treat!

5 Contented Purrs for Anna!


Pure Copper

by Heather Long

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Copper will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means seducing and betraying the one man who really sees her.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Copper is the only woman on the team, but don’t tell her that. Operation Phoenix took away more than just her identity and her teammates it also took her love. Brad was a member of that team that didn’t make it back. She owes Red Wolf revenge.
Merc has been her best friend since childhood and as fate threw them together on the teams, he is also her self appointed protector.Gabriel Daniels is retired CIA, now teaching with no hope of finding the mysterious beauty that caught his eye. First in Miami and then again in Nigeria she slipped by him, but he sees her, recognizes what few can. Then she walks into his classroom, is he her next target?This is a favorite scene that takes place shortly after their initial meeting.

“Damn, Copper. If I was so bad you’ve forgotten me in a couple of hours, why don’t you make our lunch date a dinner one instead, so I can do better?”

Amused in spite of herself, she took a sip of her coffee to keep from smiling. “I’m a big believer in first impressions counting.” And he had made a hell of a first impression.

Currently, her body was very interested in seconds.

“Funny, I agree with you. Have dinner with me.”

“No.” She took another drink.

“Fine, I’ll have dinner with you.” Easy charm rolled in those syllables, and she actually had to bite the inside of her lip to not laugh.

“Still a no,” she managed. Across the table, Merc had gone predator silent and his stare drilled into her. No way should she be having this conversation in front of him.

“Dessert?”

The woman who’d played with Gabriel in the lecture hall would have chuckled. Copper refused. “Do you have an issue with the word no?”

“Only when it conflicts with my being able to see you again.” Gabriel sighed.
Long, Heather, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 342-343). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Oh the tangled web we weave as Copper and Gabriel both struggle to have something they want, each other.These two are explosive together, and Merc as always tries to protect her yet stay away. Totally in love with this couple and the rest of the team as well.

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!


Sterling’s Seduction

by Sabrina York

Winter Blog BlurbSm

When a snoopy reporter threatens the Elite Metal, Sterling will do whatever it takes to kill her story about the team. Even if it means he has to tie her to his bed.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Veronica Banks is researching something she shouldn’t. Posing as a waitress at Bone Daddy’s, she is gathering information about a possible elite military group north of Deep Ellum, Texas. What she didn’t expect was to be recognized for what she really is, a reporter.

Sterling couldn’t believe it when he saw her. This reporter had outed a star while he was working in California, her being here was dangerous to them and her. First he has to prove he is right and fight his attraction to her at the same time. Unfortunately
for both of them he found that proof within minutes after seducing her. Here is a favorite scene.

He knew he might not be able to save her from inciting her own destruction— she was far too stubborn and outspoken and fierce for that— but he could try. He had to.

True to form, she took in every detail as they passed the airfield, the living quarters and the man house, which held the rec room, communal kitchen and boy toys. He didn’t care, because this was the skin of the operation and as innocuous as it could get. The meat of the operation was all hidden beneath the surface.

He parked her car inside the hangar so it couldn’t be spotted from the air, and got out, coming around to take her arm. Her glare made it clear she neither wanted nor needed his help.

But it was more than help and they both knew it.

Though she couldn’t escape— not now that he had her here— she might try. He tightened his grip as a warning to belay any such thoughts.

“Where are you taking me?” she asked as he pushed the button for the elevator down to the command center.

He shot her a dark look. “Where you wanted to go.” He herded her onto the elevator and fitted his key into the slot, then pushed the button marked CC. As the doors closed she pulled away from his hold and crossed her arms. A classic defensive pose. A pointless one too. Crossed arms could not protect her. Not from this.

She blew out a breath as the elevator descended. “I can’t believe you actually kidnapped me.”

“Really, Roni?” He shot her a look. “What did you expect? That I would roll over and tell you everything you wanted to know? Just because you’re phenomenal in bed?”

Her features softened, but only a smidgen. “Do you really think I’m phenomenal in bed?”

He didn’t answer. And not just because he knew they were being watched. Not because he knew every word was being recorded. But because her expression, that flicker of hope and the slash of regret he felt as a result of it, clogged his throat.

When she sidled up next to him and purred, “You were phenomenal too,” he took it for what it was. A ploy. He responded with a disbelieving grunt. Her lashes fluttered. “Well, you were. I just… I just wanted you to know that.”

“Thanks.” Only a hint of sarcasm.

She put out a lip. “You should know, I’d decided not to follow up on the story.”
York, Sabrina, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 448-449). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

From here it gets even more complicated as the team learns of her motives and Sterling tries to find a way they can stay together.Finding love is never easy, and love of a family member can cause anyone to do things they wouldn’t otherwise. I thoroughly enjoyed this story with all its emotional ups and downs and sizzling hot sex.

5 Contented Purrs for Sabrina!


Platinum’s Choice

by Rebecca Royce

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Platinum left the life he had with Rose in New York to rejoin his team and silence the nightmares from Operation Phoenix. But when Rose is forced to go on the run with Platinum’s hidden son, he will have no choice but to return to his old life and reclaim what he has ached for every day since. Red Wolf’s sniper wants to nudge Plat’s underbelly and they’re going to find out quickly how deadly he can be.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

This one tugged at my heartstrings in so many ways. We do some now and then with this one giving insight to the thoughts and feelings of both Platinum and Rose.

Platinum has a son no one on the team knows about. He has been supporting him anonymously since he learned of his existence.
He accidentally met his teacher while watching his class in the playground from a bench across the way. Rose was everything he wanted in a partner. Then he was torn away from that life, back to his team and the quest to find and destroy Red Wolf.

Rose was angry, he vanished without a word. Now she’s afraid for Kent, his grandmother killed and the two of them being shot at. She took him to the safest place she could think of, her parents cabin. This is a favorite scene.

“Ms. Rose.”She jumped at the sound of his voice. So intent on listening for noises outside, she hadn’t noticed Kent awakened.

“Sweetheart. Come here.” She extended her arms and he walked into them. He needed to stay close where she could grab him if necessary. If he moved around too much or she was out of range and something happened, she’d never forgive herself.

“It happened, really? My Maw Maw, she’s dead.” He hadn’t quite gotten rid of the lisp sound when he made his s sounds, although it was much better than when he’d been in her class. The act left the impression of his being much younger than his actual age.

She saw children two years younger than him every day. Still, Kent seemed very small to her.

“It did.”

“The woman police officer, she came through the door. Shot my Maw Maw and then she wanted me. I ran. I hid. And then you came.”

Exactly the way he told the story earlier. Starts and stops, not much detail to hold onto. His Maw Maw started medicating him earlier in the year to help with his focus, which would have to be wearing off soon. The fact he’d slept at all surprised her. Trauma could trump anything going on in the body, it seemed. She’d never needed him to take medication when he’d been in her class. Since he was older, and the work was more taxing, the teachers complained more. Who was she to judge? She liked Kent focused or inattentive. Either way, he was a great kid.

“We’re going to be okay.” Lying to him seemed the kindest thing she could do.

“You always told us not to fib.”

She squeezed his arm. “Smarty-pants. Don’t you think I can figure out what to do?”

He was silent for a while and when he spoke again, his words surprised her. “Maybe we can call my dad.”

“Your dad?” The day must really be taxing him. “Kent, your father died before you were born. In Afghanistan. He was a marine and he didn’t come back home. You’ve never met him.”

“They were lying when they told me those stories. I’ve always believed my daddy’s alive.”

“I don’t think they were.” Nothing could be more heartbreaking than a child’s wishful thinking such as the father he’d never known swooping in and saving the day. Why not expect Prince Charming to show up and do it on his white horse? Or Elijah Jones to suddenly appear on her doorstep begging forgiveness with a completely acceptable reason for disappearing the day. Why not expect Prince Charming to show up and do it on his white horse? Or Elijah Jones to suddenly appear on her doorstep begging forgiveness with a completely acceptable reason for disappearing without a trace?

“I can always tell when someone is fibbing. Their voice sounds funny. I can’t focus on some things, like. History. Social studies. Blah. Only details make sense to me. I can hear things. See them. My Maw Maw used to sound different in the way she talked about my dad. She thought the money must be coming from somewhere. I heard her on the phone. She tried to find out. Recently she hired someone to find out.”

These were questions Rose couldn’t deal with. If there were answers, she’d have to find them later.
Royce, Rebecca, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 522-523). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

The past hurtles into the present, the sniper’s thoughts, the heartbreak, and more. There is much to explain and so much to lose. I loved every word and every tear I shed.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!


Mercury’s Poison

by Saranna DeWylde

Winter Blog BlurbSm

A scarred, mad genius more monster than man must protect the beauty he’s become obsessed with from a beast more terrible than himself.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

Ah Merc, so damaged yet so lovable. Just not willing to let folks in. Only Copper can see beyond the façade into his soul. At least that is truth until Hazel, Dr Hazel Brewer does emergency medicine but she also does work with the homeless and underprivledged with a Medical van out of the hospital she works at.

Since Merc has discovered her in not so safe areas, he keeps watch at a distance. Attracted without knowing why, other than a need to keep her safe. We first see them together early in this book, she has taken the van out alone. After taking care of business he heads out to her. Not meaning to engage in any sort of contact but to send her on her way. Unfortunately he had some injuries so it wasn’t going to go quite as he planned. This is a favorite scene.

Hazel found she believed him. “Then how about you let me stitch up your cheek? If you can’t feel it, then you must not know the skin is gaping just a bit.”

“I can stitch myself.”

“The same as I can look out for myself?” She cocked her head to the side. “I can look out for myself, but you do a much better job doing it for me. So how about give me the same credit, eh?”

He opened his mouth, but then snapped it shut.

“Where do you want me?”

Everywhere? On top of me, pushing me down, pulling my hair… She crushed that thought out of her head. God, what was wrong with her? This was a creature in pain and all she could think about was putting her hands on him in a way that wasn’t at all about healing.

“Oh wait, I won’t even have to use a needle. I’ve got some tissue adhesive.” She smiled.

“Save the adhesive for someone who’s worried about looking pretty. I’ll take the needle.”

“I have plenty and it’s cheap. Sit down, big guy. I can’t reach.” She could, if she had to. But she wanted to make sure she did a good job and she wanted the opportunity to study him further.

He sat down on the back of the truck, the rear of the vehicle depressing with his weight.

She fumbled in her pocket and came out with the small tube. “See?” Hazel grabbed a few alcohol wipes. “This might sting, but I have to clean it up.” She was gentle as she wiped away the blood, cleared the gore from his skin. That was when she realized it wasn’t all his, but that wasn’t a surprise.

“What’s your name?” she asked as she worked. She always spoke with patients while she administered to them, but this was one she’d always remember, she was sure.

“John,” he answered, quiet.

“John Doe?” she teased. Hazel should’ve expected that one. Of course he wasn’t going to give her his real name. A lot of them didn’t. Especially the ones she gave Methadone to.

“No, John Thrace.” He said this as if it cost him something to confess.

She found herself wanting to reassure him. Wanting to make sure he was safe. But that was a screwed up way to think, she was sure. He was probably the safest man on the planet. But so far, her intuition hadn’t led her astray. “I’ll keep your secrets, John Thrace. I swear.”

“You should be afraid of me.”

“Why?” She lined the wound with the pharmaceutical grade sealant and closed his wound.

“Because I kill people.”

Hazel stopped what she was doing and stared at him hard. In those beautiful eyes were pools of pain. They were so deep she knew she could drown there, and in turn, if he held all of that inside of him, he was drowning too. But maybe he didn’t even know it.
DeWylde, Saranna, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 591-592). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Hazel sees so much of him, yet she can’t seem to break through all his layers. Yet he gave her his name, his real one. I found myself rooting for her even as he pushed her away. I even wished I could smack some sense into his hard head. I even fell more in love with Gabriel and Copper in this one, since Merc’s interactions with Copper are so imbued in his nature.The circumstances that keep Merc and Hazel in close proximity is a page turner with nail-biting intensity. I hung onto every word and nuance. I laughed and cried and needed some hydration reading this one.

5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!


Forged in Silver

by Roxie Rivera

Winter Blog BlurbSm

Rebel. Nomad. Troublemaker.

Winter Blog ReviewSm

The last member of this team to be acquired isn’t one who is welcome. He broke the rules, went rogue and used his abilities to steal and profit. Now he has a chance to redeem himself. Chrome doesn’t want him but Steele has asked for him. Warbucks gave the order and now he was in. Well sort of, he has to prove himself before he can join them at headquarters.

Poppy has detailed the conditions and sent him on his way. One of my favorite scenes is as Warbucks and Poppy watch him ride away.

Heart still racing from her brief encounter with Silver, Poppy peered through the binoculars to see how he would react to finding his motorcycle waiting for him. When the orders had hit her desk to take him down and bring him in, nothing had been said about his bike, but after reading through his file, she had suspected he might be more amenable to this new arrangement if she located and serviced it for him. Judging by the way he caressed the seat, she had been right.

Watching him run his hands over his favorite possession sent a warm shiver of something dark and needful right down to her core. She had no problem imaging him running those big, strong hands over a woman’s body. He moved like a sculptor working his clay into something beautiful, his swiping motions smooth and easy.

Never in her life had a man affected her like this! One sinful smile from him, and a low, throbbing heat had rolled through her lower belly. The photos attached to his file hadn’t prepared her for the devilishly handsome and incredibly charismatic man she had met.

He made me laugh.

It was such a simple thing, laughter, but it had thrown her for a loop. Men didn’t make her laugh. Men didn’t make her smile. More often than not, they made her frown. Silver had frustrated her, but he’d also teased and unsettled her.

He’s dangerous.

She didn’t mean dangerous in the usual sense. Oh, he was a highly-skilled and deadly operator, all right. But he was more dangerous to her in a way that had nothing to do with covert ops.

He’s tempting.

“I think he’ll be easier to control once we figure out what he wants.” Lowering her binoculars, Poppy glanced away from the shrinking image of Silver tearing down the road on his bike. “Every person you’ve asked to join the team has wanted something— a home, a family, a purpose, revenge. We just have to figure out what Silver craves above all things.”

Warbucks stared in her direction in that cool, penetrating way she had learned to read at such an early age. Even though his sight had been destroyed, he still managed to unsettle her with one look of silent warning. “And what happens if the one thing he craves is the one thing we can’t buy or provide?”

Poppy shot her longtime mentor and the only man she had ever trusted a disbelieving look. “We’ve yet to find one thing we couldn’t acquire.”

“There’s a first time for everything, kid.” Warbucks leaned back in his seat. With a little wince, he stretched out his legs. The trim fitting chinos he wore deftly camouflaged the prosthetics that had been painstakingly measured and altered and designed to provide him with near-perfect mobility.

A warm feeling invaded her chest. She smiled at the man who had been her guardian and protector since childhood. “It’s been a long time since you’ve called me kid.”
Rivera, Roxie, Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1) (pp. 675-676). Never Settle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

The monthly status reports had me giggling, lots of flirting by Silver with lots of rejection from Poppy. Silver couldn’t get her out of his mind and Poppy appears to have the same problem.I honestly have to say I felt sorry for Silver. Sure he needed to prove himself, but keeping him away for so long, I thought was wrong.

When Poppy goes off into a situation not sanctioned by Warbucks and definitely unknown to the teams. It falls to Silver to aid her or get her out. These two are an explosion waiting to happen.

So many things come to light and a true, OMG, did that just happen?

So off you must go and get the next book Elite Ghosts.

5 Contented Purrs for Roxie!


Winter Blog More Books

Get the Second Collection
Click the Cover for Buy Links

elite-ghosts-cover

Winter Blog About Author

Jennifer Kacey:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Anna Alexander:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Heather Long:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Sabrina York:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Rebecca Royce:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Blog | Amazon Author Page


Saranna DeWylde:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page


Roxie Rivera:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Amazon Author Page

Happy New Year 2017!


2017-happy-new-year-fireworks-carolkittiereviewsfinal

As we enter this New Year, I want to thank all the Authors, Publishers and Publicity Groups that have contributed to my blog in 2016. Not only in ARCs but also in recommendations of new authors.

I look forward to reading and reviewing many new books this year. Some by new authors and others by authors I have come to love.

Each new book I read is a journey to a new adventure, a new love and new experiences for the heroes and heroines.

Thank You All For Your Love and Support!
Much Love,
Carol LaGatta

My Review of Saranna DeWylde’s The Werewolf Tycoon’s Secret Baby – Woolven Secrets Book 2


werewolf-tycoon-baby

The Werewolf Tycoon’s Secret Baby
Woolven Secrets Book 2
by
Saranna DeWylde

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

blurb-fall-cornucopia

While on holiday in Greece, Drew Woolven had a passionate encounter with a woman he never expected to see again. Especially not in a small Midwestern town with a boy that has a crescent moon birthmark on his wrist that matches Drew’s own. Emmie Anderson had never been more thrilled than when she discovered she was pregnant. At thirty-eight, she was tired of waiting for the right man to have a child, and after a messy divorce from a sociopath, she’s not sure she wants a man. Emmie thought she had it all planned out until she discovered her son’s unique affliction. Pack law demands Drew marry her and turn her to keep the Woolven secret, but after her divorce, Emmie swore she’d never let another man have that kind of power over her again. Especially not one who tempts her to surrender her heart.

buy-links-fall-cornucopia

KindleLogo Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo

review-fall-cornucopia

I should note here that I have the books leading into this one, however, they still sit on my TBR pile. One day I will get this right. I swear it.

This book jumps right in with Drew seeing his son for the first time not knowing who the child is until he sees Emmie, his mother. The memories of their time in Santorini flooded back and at first he thought she was with someone else, then he saw the birthmark. The birthmark that matched his own.

Unable to confront him she flees with her son Noah. Of course you never run from a werewolf, they love the chase. When he catches up with her, well this is a favorite scene.

“There’s a reason you ended up in Den Hollow. You know what kind of community this is, right?”

She bit her lip and nodded slowly.

“I want you to move in to Aphelion.” He held up his hand to cut her off before she could argue. “We can do it all legal and pretty, stating your rights, my rights, and what I’ll provide for you and Noah.”

Emmie shook her head. “I can’t do that.”

“I know this is a lot to take in. It’s a lot for me, too. But we have laws, Emmie. Laws designed to keep us from discovery.” He willed her to understand, as he didn’t want to spell it out. It would sound like a threat and he supposed in a way, it was. But he wasn’t the one doing the threatening.

Any human that discovered them had to be Turned or exterminated. Otherwise, they’d end up with more hunters on their hands. There were special circumstances like those living in Den Hollow, but they were humans who’d been exposed to other supes and were in no danger of revealing their existence or becoming hunters.

“Who am I going to tell?” She wrung her hands, and he could see fear in her eyes.

Since the Woolvens were currently at war— the wolf nations were split down the middle— it was even odds the Great Council would vote to exterminate Emmie just as easily as Turn her. He had to protect her.

“It’s not my call and the climate right now for friendly humans is—” He was cut off as a small, exploding rocket of fur barreled into his gut knocking him to the ground.

A high-pitched sound that he was sure was supposed to be a growl issued from the snarling, snapping, adorable ball of golden ferocity.

Emmie gasped. “Noah Phelan Anderson!”

The tiny jaws froze around his fingers and giant, amber eyes peeked out from the furry little face.

Dear Goddess, he was utterly unmanned and unwolfed by the riot of emotions that surged in him. He was both humbled and proud, and filled with love and utter devotion for the little creature. Bowl haircut and all.

He picked him up, teeth still latched, and he dangled in the air. It was almost cartoonish. Drew gently withdrew his fingers and held him up higher, inspecting him, before pulling him close and stroking his head and back.

“I… he does that a lot.” Emmie held her hands out for him.

“What are you going to do when those teeth get sharper?” He continued the soothing strokes. “What are you going to do when he’s sixteen?”

She swallowed hard. “I don’t know.”

“Are you going to chain him up? Lock him away so he doesn’t hurt people and in process, damage his wolf and his soul irreparably?” The idea of that was like a chainsaw to his insides.

“I told you, I don’t know,” she snapped. Emmie scrubbed a hand over her face and then exhaled heavily. “I’ve just gotten somewhere that feels like it’s safe.”
DeWylde, Saranna. The Werewolf Tycoon’s Secret Baby (The Woolven Secret Book 2) (Kindle Locations 238-261). Corvus Corax. Kindle Edition.

There is a lot more to overcome than just Emmie’s fears. With a war on the horizon, there are threats and with a political marriage thwarted the consequences are complicated. Only one thought is outstanding, mate Emmie, bite her and protect her and their son in that order.

With a town full of all types of supernatural folks and an ex-sister-in-law who is a hunter things get interesting really fast.

These two lovers have much to figure out and they do with a little help from there friends. Nothing worth anything is ever easy. Sizzling hot sex and plenty of action to keep you on your toes.

5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!

more-books-fall-cornucopia

Click Cover For Buy Links

woolven-prequel princess-of-the-pack-woolven-novella

big-bad-billionaire

about-the-author-fall-cornucopia

Saranna DeWylde
Saranna DeWylde

Saranna De Wylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she’s published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway said, “Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.” So she traded in her cuffs for a full-time keyboard. She loves to hear from her readers.

newsletter - for blog

author-links-fall-cornucopia

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page