Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cranky Author Reviews: Passion Bites by Mary Huges

Spoilers
Love her books... Got hooked with Nixie's book and have loved them all.

This book is about Alexis Byornsson and Luke Steel...

Hmmmm....can I just say I love her men they always are excellent but soo very clueless about their women and Luke is no different...

He has been through a lot losing his mate or at least the woman he thought was his mate only we find out that wasn't really the case that the bond between them wasn't complete and that's why when he finds Alexis he falls hard for her... but then he does the whole I am a clueless male who's an idiot who doesn't want to be happy crap....

grrrr....but I got over it LOL just barely and only because he does overcome his idiocy after a very short time and then makes up for it by being the perfect guy for smart sly Alexis...

She is going to figure out something important in a future book I have a feeling because she'd already spotted the addition to the water supply which has made Myers corners peeps less susceptible to mind control by Vamps...

I can see that plot point being important at some point in the future but I am getting off the subject...

This was another EPE or 5-star read and I loved it and can't wait for the next installment in the series...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Cranky Author Reviews: Mate for a Month by Georgette St. Clair

Spoilers
Mate for a month was the story of Marcus and Eileen...

I truly loved this story because I like Marcus's antisocial character. LOL Yeah no one is surprised that me miss antisocial herself is in love with this type of character now are we?

Any who we start with Eileen who's basically being sold into marriage by her A***ole of a father to a total douche bag... 

She of course has a plan to go to Marcus's pack's lands and broker a deal that will allow her to have her freedom (which we all know her prick of a father would never have allowed) and enters Marcus who saves her from a bear...

Marcus is smitten and so is Eileen but they fight it of course and the idea of Roman to 'Mate' them so they can save Marcus from the counsel...

They go on a wild ride that includes near kidnappings and hot encounters that leave them both spinning as well as a burned down house and the discovery that they're perfect for each other despite their flaws and end with Marcus and Eileen in love...


Yep for me this one was a knock out of the park biggg time.... LOOOVED it...

So an EPE or a 5+++ stars  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cranky Author Review: Indirect Lines by: Dana Marie Bell

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Okay so Dana books are always a good read and I love her shifters series... I first discovered it a few years ago before self pubing was huge and read The Wallflower...After that I was hooked.

Since that book I have read all the shifter books she has and some of the Grey court books too. They're all great solid 4-5 star reads if you're looking for a new author to check out this is a good one...( My fav's are Wallflowers and Bear necessities...)  

Any who back to the book, this book tells the story of Heather who has met her mate "Barney" ( And no he doesn't love you and you don't love him and they aren't a happy family **snicker**) or James Barnwell who doesn't want to mate her because he's afraid it will make her a target but at least he finally tells her that instead of waiting like the idiot in the last book did for months. 

But back to this book and it's plot... I loved the way she understood when he told her why he wanted to wait. Then when she gets hurt he rushes to her side and insists that they mate. Heather and Barney are a cute couple and they're very suited to each other in personality and temperament... 

The white shifter plot is thickening but now they at least have an idea what's happening now and Heather was the fox in the riddle the shifters keep giving them. It seems that white shifters tend to come from mixed bloodlines...which is why they've been after them but the plot is still thickening. 

I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series and give this one an EPE or 5-star read...




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cranky Author Review: Kraven By Laurann Dohner

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Let me start by saying I didn't hate this book but I didn't really love it either. 

I hated her name Batina from the first book and in this book I didn't like it any better but I could have lived with that. However, 'Bat' as they called her was really extremely selfish...

She assumed Kraven would give up everything for her without even asking herself how much he was sacrificing for her and all for a career that wasn't even something she loved. If it was something she felt passionately about maybe I could have forgiven her for her lack of care....

But with a career she kind of hated it wasn't really okay for her to act the way she did... And her love of money was what got them into the mess they were in in the first place... I loved that she and Kraven seemed to connect and the car chase scene was fabulous.

I also felt that Bat was too quick to decide that she knew best about EVERYTHING which was dumb because she wasn't aware of the rules to Kraven's world. He warned her repeatedly but she didn't listen... and that annoyed me too. It a nut shell this book wasn't something I would recommend as an excellent read but it was a fairly good second novel...

It explained some things that the first book didn't allowing us to learn more about the doctor who helped the sisters and their mother which I did like. I enjoyed that she didn't take his bullshit but hated how heartless she seemed when it came to his feelings and his need to protect her. 

I also didn't like that the first half of the book as it repeated too much of the first book and I ended up skimming that first part because of that. Even with my many reservations about this book I am still inclined to read the next one in the series before determine if I will read any more of them or not....

So all in all I would give this a NSEPE or 3-stars because I was annoyed by a lot of things in this book...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cranky Author Reviews: Drantos by Laurann Dohner

Spoilers...
For me this book was okay I enjoyed it but it really isn't as good as her new speices series...

This is the story of Dusti and Drantos. It starts with Dusit and Batina (must say hate her name... like hate hate her name. Bat they call her which kind of annoyed me) hearing that the pilots know their plane is about to crash...

Uh-oh, not so good and in steps two bothers who decide to shield them with their bodies... ummm okay even I know this is a little far fetched but I suppose knowing they are vamp/lycans and heal faster and can take more damage than a human could make this work... Maybe... okay that part I kind of found silly and a bit out of my ability to believe.

So any who you have Dusti getting crushed by this giant guy she thinks might be trying to rape her which I also found a bit unbelievable as well because he flat out tells her is shielding her with his body but I suppose that could have worked too but it bugged me a little... And why in the middle of a plane crash would your brain go to that? So–they crash and survive along with a dozen other people... then there is the whole by the way the grandfather you where on the plane headed to is a vamp/lycan too and so are you only your half human... and he's trying to kill you.

I was okay with that part and the whole running for your lives part but I wasn't okay with the way she didn't seem to stand up for herself once they were together and has the whole other woman reaction to a bitch she thinks was his girlfriend...even when he tells her she isn't. 

I get it but her unwillingness to listen to him about the woman bothered me and then she gets taken and he goes after her and suddenly everything is going good... yay liked the book from then on but hated that she was a doormat to anyone until the end when she was pretending to be her bitchy sister (who's book I read and found her a little annoying which I will explain when I review her book...) 

So what I liked was the way Drantos didn't let anything hold him back from loving her and the way she was willing to give up everything for him to be happy. And I liked the way she dealt with the guy from out of town it was smart and a really interesting spin on the whole thing...

All in all this book was a decent read but it isn't like her other two series which I read over and over again because I love them so much even with the strange vocabulary she uses at times....

So for me this was a SEPE or a solid 4-star read...