Friday, May 27, 2016

Review of The Ghost

The Ghost (Highland Guard #12)
by Monica McCarty

5 of 5 Stars

*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
 
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Release Date: 5/31/16

Description:
Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce the day she witnessed England’s barbarous king torturing her famous mother, Scot patriot Bella MacDuff. Now the mysterious beauty slips into men’s hearts like a specter and entices England’s most illustrious barons to unwittingly divulge their secrets, then shares them with her king. Known only as the Ghost even among her Highland Guard brethren, Joan has become the most wanted spy in England.
The man determined to uncover her identity poses her biggest threat yet. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce but now fights for the enemy. Though Joan knows she must avoid the handsome warrior or risk discovery, his knightly chivalry touches a place in her long since buried. When his suspicions grow apparent, Joan realizes she must do everything in her power to stop Alex from revealing her mission and convince the powerful fighter to join forces with the Highland Guard once more. But as the ultimate battle in the great war approaches, will Alex chose love or honor? (from Goodreads)


Review: 
What an amazing series! The Ghost, sadly, is the last installment within the Highland Guard series. The author, Monica McCarty, has taken her readers on a magnificent journey and she ended it with a wonderful story. Not to mention, I’ve been anticipating Alex “Dragon” Seton’s book for some time now. He appeared in previous works and I always enjoyed his chivalric character.

Two year prior, Alex left the mysterious Highland Guard and returned to England. Viewed as a traitor by the Scottish he once aided and untrusted by his fellow Englishmen, he struggles to find a common ground and peace. He is also interested in discovering the identity of the spy within the English camp that has been feeding intel to Bruce.  

Joan Comyn is the daughter of previously mentioned character within the series. She is cynical, wary when it comes to men, and wants nothing more than to see the rightful ruler on the Scottish throne. She uses whatever means necessary to gain information, though she isn’t thrilled by it. But when her next assignment is to chisel away at the honorable, caring knight that tries to protect her, she ends up falling for him – making the plot complicated and so much fun since Alex tries to distance himself from Joan, but can’t.

The romance and tension is spectacular even though this book isn’t as emotionally charged as some of the previous installments. The battle between the English and Scottish comes to a head in arguably one of the most important battles in British Isles history.

The ending of the series is just as fabulous as the beginning and I can’t wait to read from this author. I hope she has another series in the works.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Twitter Thursday




~ Gasping, she forced the words passed her lips, “Y-you whispered m-my name. I saw you’re your lips move…I couldn’t hear it, but I-I know.”~ Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)

Description:
Release Date TBA
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.

Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.

While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Surrender to the Chase Tour


May 25th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
May 25th: Author Interview @ Tiffany Shand’s Blog
May 26th: Book Excerpt @ Recipe Fairy
May 28th: Book Excerpt @ The Bookworm Lodge
May 29th: Book Review @ Books are Forever
May 30th: Book Excerpt @ The Voluptuous Diva
June 1st: Author Interview @ Anna Durand’s Blog

Description:
Goodreads

A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.
Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.
But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?

~ Novella ~

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday - Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)



~“Give me the girl.”
Release date TBA - Goodreads
The pounding on the door intensified, the guards would be in any moment.
“All those raids on my warehouses,” Ross chuckled. “All the slaves you released.” His fingers squeezed around her throat. Jordan gasped for air. The pressure grew, her lungs began to burn. She clawed at his hand, her nails scratching, drawing blood. Still, Ross held her. “Have you been searching for her?”
The black shards swirled in Gabriel’s eyes, darkening the gentle green and bleeding to the white until his gaze was completely consumed by wrathful darkness. Demon eyes. His lips pulled from his long, razor sharp fangs.
“She’s mine, Erhard.”
The door splintered, the bodies of the incapacitated guards were swept aside, slamming into the wall. Vampires rushed in, filling the room, surrounding Gabriel.
Ross pressed his lips against her temple and whispered, “You’ll never have her.”
His grip on her throat eased as he swung her around. Glass shattered and rained down upon them, nicking her cheek, her arms, and legs. They were falling. Jordan managed to suck in enough air to scream.~

Description:

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.

Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.

While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Manday Hotties

It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.
If his hair was longer he could totally be Gabriel Erhard from Caressed by the Edge of Darkness.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sexy Fact Friday


~ We all know you need to be in good health to have great sex, but studies show that lower cholesterol is directly related to a better performance in the bedroom.~  Top 30 Weird Sex Facts You May Not Know from enkivillage

Kick Back Saturday

Welcome to Kick Back Saturday!
In my opinion, one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is to curl up with a book, a delicious cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a cocktail, and hang out with my writing partner: my sweet pup, Kelly!
Join me on Saturdays for a book blurb and a new, tasty drink recipe - coffee or cocktail...?
Take up a book, mix a drink, and kick back.  


The Book

27399324Dark Alpha's Demand (Reaper #3)
by Donna Grant

Description:
There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...
My secret is an ancient one. I exist to exact vengeance on the Fae for their wrongs per Death's orders. When I’m sent as a spy to one of the most treacherous, deceitful places in any realm – the court of the Light Queen – things go awry. Neve captured my soul with just a look from her seductive gaze. She is who I want, who I crave…who I hunger for. But someone has set out to kill her – and expose me. I’ll destroy any man – human or Fae – who brings harm to her, for she is the light my soul can’t risk losing…(from Goodreads)

The Drink


Ingredients

  • 4 slices English cucumber, plus more for garnish
  • 2 strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka, preferably Belvedere
  • 1 oz. Bonal (French aperitif)
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • Seltzer





Directions

  1. Muddle cucumber and strawberries. Shake vodka, Bonal, simple syrup, and lime juice. Pour over a Collins glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with half strawberry and cucumber slice.                *** Find complete recipe and more on Delish***

The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews