Dec 22: “Wolf Tales VI” by Kate Douglas. This is a paranormal erotic romance, the sixth in the series. Blurb on back: Pride. Power. Passion. They are the hallmarks of the shapeshifting Chanku--although not every member can immediately accept these gifts. Some, like Eve, must learn to love themselves before they can fully embrace their heritage. Eve’s journey takes her far from Montana and her mate, Adam. What she finds in
’s steamy climes is another of her
kind. Beautiful, mysterious, and extraordinarily sensuous, Mei Chen is also
desperate and alone--for she harbors a terrifying secret that will destroy her,
unless she can open herself to the power of the pack… Oliver knows the
loneliness of total isolation, of being unable to share ecstasy with another
living soul, so when he accompanies Adam to Florida to reunite with Eve, he is
immediately drawn to her vulnerable companion. Mei clearly needs Adam’s healing
touch, yet Oliver, so long in the shadows, also recognizes Mei as the mate for
whom he has been searching. Only when Mei is free to lay herself completely
bare, can her Chanku destiny be fulfilled. And when she is ready, no matter
what the risk, Oliver will be there to indulge her every desire… Yes,
this is a sexually explicit book and if that’s what you’re looking for, then
you won’t be disappointed. I really like the series (even though it’s becoming
more sex than story), but I can’t read them back to back (or another erotica
after, for that matter). I never thought I could experience sexual overload,
but there you go! I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads. Florida
Dec 24: “Beneath the Skin” by Amy Lee Burgess. This is an urban fantasy (with romantic elements), the first in a series. Blurb: If you could shift into a wolf, what would you change about yourself? Two years after the deaths of her bond mates, wolf shape shifter, Constance Newcastle, is ready to start over. The problem? The rest of the Great Pack is not so sure she deserves the chance. Although the Great Council ruled the car crash an accident, even
Constance blames herself. She was driving, after all.
Bonded under desperate circumstances with Liam Murphy, a former Alpha pack
leader with a past as tragic and troubled as her own, the two, under the
guidance of the handsome Councilor Jason Allerton, begin a journey of
exploration of both the mysteries within the Great Pack and each other.
This book started out slow. If not for the fact that Amy is a Lyrical Press “sister”
and Sizzle and Sass “sister,” and I didn’t have such a wonderful time writing
that little story with her back in October, I don’t know if I would have bought
the book based on the first chapter. Not buying it would have been a mistake,
too. I really enjoyed the story (once it got going) and I like Constance and
Liam. I look forward to reading the next one (once I purchase it, of course!).
I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.
I hear a lot of complaints (from authors) on Goodreads about the giveaways there. How authors giveaway books and don’t get reviews. Then I hear a lot about authors complaining about getting BAD reviews (or one star) and that maybe the person shouldn’t have done a review at all. Hmmm… Think there’s a correlation? That maybe those people who won the giveaway books maybe didn’t LIKE the book, thus didn’t leave a review? Something to ponder. All I know is in MY giveaway, I already garnered a new follower! Now, that’s better than a review in my book! What do you think?
I got 8 books for Christmas (Doctor Sleep and the Beautiful Creatures series, among them)! And, of course, there are more I want to purchase (the $25 B&N gift card I received will go toward those). The hardest part will be in deciding what gets read FIRST! Oh, the agony of deciding. J Did you get any books for Christmas?