Title:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
Series:  Nocturne Falls #1
Author:  Kristen Painter
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  June 1, 2015
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Own Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year.

The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn’t know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets…

Titles in this series include:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride – The Werewolf Meets His Match –  The Gargoyle Gets His Girl – The Professor Woos The Witch – The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee – The Shifter Romances The Writer

Title:  Just One Bite
Series:  Dances With Werewolves #1
Author:  Nora Snowdon
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  October 24, 2016 (original 2012)
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Rosie has met the man of her dreams… Or could it really be her nightmares? After fabulous sex, he suddenly disappears. He re-enters her life in time for her to discover he’s being forced into a shotgun wedding.

Lucas finds in Rosie everything he’s ever wanted in a mate. Only problem is, she’s human. His werewolf parents want him to marry a nice girl with a fur coat, but the woman they’ve chosen is a bitch in more ways than one. When his fiancee Annabelle accidentally bites Rosie she is thrown into a whole new fuzzy lifestyle.

If Lucas can just downplay the negative aspects of being a werewolf – fleas, the desire to chase motorcycles, and Uncle Harold – maybe he can convince Rosie that Annabelle’s bite is actually a good thing. Now that she too is a werewolf, they can be together.

Can Lucas win back the love of his life? Can Rosie love a man who moonlights as a wolf? A sexy comedy that will have you howling…

Titles in this series include:  Just One Bite – First Bite is the Deepest – Big Girls Don’t Bite

last-wolf-standingTitle:  Last Wolf Standing
Series:  Bloodrunners #1
Author:  Rhyannon Byrd
Published:  March 1, 2008
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned Kindle Edition (bundle)
Cover Description:

Five seconds earlier Mason Dillinger would have sworn it could never happen…

That a woman who was his perfect match even existed. And that he’d find her in a bustling cafe. Yet just the scent of sweet, mortal Torrance Watson ignited a driving, explosive need to claim her that he knew his pack would never sanction.

Worse, the rogue werewolf he’d been hunting had sensed that attraction and made Torry his prey. Forced to safeguard her from this ruthless assassin, who already posed a threat to his pack, Mason now faced the ultimate challenge.

Did he have the courage to cross the line by sealing the blood bond that would make Torry his alone – a disloyalty few of his kind ever survived – or would he live an eternity without love?

Titles in this series include:  Last Wolf Standing – Last Wolf Hunting – Last Wolf Watching – Dark Wolf Rising – Dark Wolf Running – Dark Wolf Returning – Blood Wolf Dawning – Wild Wolf Claiming

scorpius-risingIn case you missed this prequel novella to the Scorpius Syndrome series when it was in the anthology On The Hunt… or didn’t even know there was a prequel…

…here’s your chance to get the single copy e-book when it is available on November 29, 2016.

On my reviews for Mercury Striking and Shadow Falling I have highly recommended reading this series from the very beginning – which means the prequel for so much of what their world is now happens in that story of Scorpius Rising.

I’ve already reviewed it, but  I’ve just pre-ordered the single story for easier re-reading.  Yes, I do re-read many series, just because they were so good, and this is one of those.

If you haven’t yet read the prequel, I sincerely hope you get the chance to now.  It’s a compelling and frightening read… because, it could easily happen.


shadow-fallingTitle:  Shadow Falling
Series:  Scorpius  Syndrome
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Published:  August 20, 2016
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.

And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire .

Titles in this series include:  Mercury Striking, Shadow Falling, Justice Ascending (January 2017)

Read on for my thoughts on Shadow Falling.

before-his-eyesTitle:  Before His Eyes
Series:  Guys & Godmothers #2
Author:  Candice Gilmer
Published:  February 18, 2014
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Own Kindle Edition
Cover Description

Sometimes even a fairy godmother needs to call for backup.

When Fairy Godmother Lilly Bloom gets her latest assignment, the rules send her into a minor panic attack. She must bring two people together—using as little magic as possible.

Photographer Bruce Matthews has finally found someone who really, really gets him. He and Greta like the same things, laugh at the same jokes. There’s just one thing—he’s never actually seen her face to face. Her social media profile bears no picture.

Much as Greta Vandecall yearns to leave her small town and meet her online prince charming, secrets chain her to the past and force her to hide her face from the world. Secrets she knows would destroy the friendship she values most.

A steampunk convention seems to be the perfect way to meet face to mask. And in the excitement of the moment they connect in a very warm, real way. But cold, hard reality isn’t far behind. And if Lilly fails, this time she’ll lose her fairy godmother status. For good.

Titles in this series include:  Under His Nose – Before His Eyes – Just His Taste

Read on for my thoughts on Before His Eyes.

barely-a-chanceTitle:  Bearly A Chance
Series:  Guardians of Espen #1
Author:  Alana Hart & Sophia Barron
Published:  September 20, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

His nature tore them apart. Could it be the key to a second chance at love? Benjamin Torben is in love, and he’s ready to get down on one knee.

Until fate gets in the way.

His inner beast is unleashed with iron claws and a will of iron. Struggling to control it, Ben bolts, leaving his dream girl stranded, not knowing he’s already given her something even more important.

Aria’s a single mom trying to carve out a good life for her daughter from the wreckage of her past, but Ben’s greatest gift becomes Aria’s curse when baby Faith turns out to be her daddy’s girl in more ways than one.

Aria panics and does the sensible thing – she runs home, only to learn it is not the safe haven it used to be. The sleepy town of Espen, Minnesota keeps it’s secrets a little too well. Aria’s discoveries and choices will affect not only her, but the whole town and the world beyond.

When Ben returns to Espen he must convince Aria to accept his hidden nature or lose her forever. Can they challenge fate and the gods themselves for a second chance at love?

Read on for my thoughts on Bearly A Chance.