I enjoyed this one but it was a little hard to get into. I want to re-read it later to see if I like it more. It is an interesting world. I would classify this one more as fantasy/sci-fi romance than paranormal romance because it is an alternate world.
Found wandering in a field as a child, Lee Ross was given a name by the state and placed in a foster home–without anyone realizing she wasn’t entirely human. All her life, she’s tried to dismiss the odd dreams that have plagued her, dreams of monsters creeping through the night and a man, fighting demons by her side. But the bruises she wakes up with are all too real to ignore. Then the man from dreams appears in the flesh. His name is Kalen and he insists that her destiny lies in his world, the world of her dreams. To save their people, he must convince Lee to give everything she knows, follow her heart and cross into the Under Realm, even though once she does, she’ll never be able to return.
As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she’d be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions... Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn’t made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.
I really liked this one. It was a good paced read, with good romance. I am anxious fro the next book just because there were so many other things going on in the background between the other characters that you never got to see and that was frustrating. It is a very interesting concept. I recommend this book if you have not read it yet.
Walk on the Wild Side (The Others Book 5) by Christine Warren
Kitty Sugarman is a lot tougher than her name implies. Still, she’s content with how her small- town life keeps her removed from all the changes happening in the world—like the Unveiling of the Others. That is, until a near-tragedy strikes and Kitty discovers she has abilities . . .thanks to a father she never knew was alive. He also happens to be a were-lion and leader of one of the most powerful Prides out West.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
When Kitty heads to Vegas to find out more about her father, it’s his sexy, seductive second-in-command or baas of the Pride, Marcus Stewart, who commands her attention. Now that she has tempted Marcus’s hunger for a mate, Kitty finds herself stuck in a vicious struggle for her father’s fortune, while deadly unrest stirs within the pride. Kitty’s rivals won’t rest until she’s gone for good, but Marcus will fight until his last breath to save her…even if it means going against the pride.
The Agency 3: Monkeying Around (e-book from Changeling Press) by Michelle Hasker
Posing as lovers shouldn’t be too hard. Not for Jessica and Chase. Fooling around during their training mission had landed them in this mess when they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Now they need to redeem themselves by gaining the trust of one of the country’s greatest criminals. But with Erik Hardaway’s suspicion of Jessica and Chase’s relationship, his questions about their reasons for visiting his mansion, and Erik’s obvious desire for Jessica, getting out of this situation alive and unscathed will be their biggest challenge ever.
This was an e-book that I won. It is very short, so I guess it is actually an e-novella or quickie (don't know the actual word count difference). This is part of a series that has to do with this Agency that they all work for. She is a shape-shifter (turns into a monkey, that was different, had not read one of those before). But her boss is the only one who knows about her ability.
What-did you think all vamps were pale, thin and brooding? Don't I wish. Gloriana St. Clair is an eternally "full-figured" vampire-she just happened to be bloating when a sexy Scotsman sank his teeth into her. She and said Scot-Angus Jeremiah Campbell III, aka Jeremy Blade-have been on and off again for centuries, currently off. A couple hundred years has taught them how to press each other's buttons-in good ways and bad. Glory's headed for Austin and a new business venture: Vintage Vamp's Emporium. After all, she loves clothes, and she is an antique. Only problem is, there's a billionaire techno-freak vampire hunter on the loose. Blade's in total he-vampire mode, and wants Glory to move in with him so he can "protect" her. But it's time for this vamp to explore her own powers.
This was a fun chick lit vampire book. Watching the relationship between Glory and Jerry was fun. He is trying to take care of a woman who does not want to be taken care of. But when you are dealing with a highlander who is a millenia old, he is kind of set in his ways. Fun book. The htird on just came out not too long ago. This is the first book, the second is Real Vampires Live Large and the third is Real Vampires Get Lucky. Labels: fantasy, magic, paranormal, shape-shifter, vampires