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January in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

Flynn, the oldest brother of Dare and Liam, is home. And Poseidon has plans for him.
Denal has been appointed leader of a new group of warriors, Danal’s Dozen. He just got back from the Fairy lands where he spent ten years. Ten of their years, only a few weeks in Atlantis time, he is hardened and angry thinking his fellow warriors forgot about him. Now he’s home his King, who was just a prince when he was lost, tells him he is now to lead this new ragtag group of warriors. He is not happy, but one does not tell Poseidon, by way of Alaric, no.

Flynn gets off the boat after ten years of being gone and trafficking with dragons, only to find out his brothers think he is dead. He literally bumps in Denal and is instantly recruited. Two others show up at the training grounds, a mage and another Altantian, who saved a mermaid (who still don’t exist). They are sent to Nevada to rescue twelve young girls from the Hell’s Dark Angels. While there Flynn meets Eva and her affinity to animals may be the key to pulling this mission off without a hitch.

Great book, five stars, cannot wait for February and the next in this series. Really I can’t wait to Denal gets his HEA, he has been a favorite of mine from the beginning. A must read if you love your heroes able to laugh at them selves and you love laughing out loud through a book.

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Sinless (The Shaws 1.5) by Lynne Connolly

OMG!! I love reading Ms. Connolly’s historical romances, she puts you right there in her time period. This time it was my favorite of her’s, Georgian England. Her attention to detail is absolute. I love the men’s ware, the coats, the breeches, they way they wear them, the way their valet’s obsess over dressing them and how they look. It is some of my favorite parts of the her book. Or the way the female’s dresses, and layers and how long it takes to prepare for an outing, opera, ball. The detail to the hair styles, and whether the female feels this is necessary or not. It is so much fun and adds either a much needed breather of fun to a scene or builds the tension for the next scene.

Ms. Connolly knows her words, and how to use them to the best effect. Her descriptions of the era she is writing in, buildings, streets, houses pulls into the book and helps keep you there, even if her characters act a little out of time sometimes. With such realistic attention to detail it was not hard to settle back and let this love story unfold of forbidden desire and all consuming love.

He is an Emperor of London (part of a very important aristocratic family that names their son’s after old emperors). He is sheltered by his family name, but Darius Shaw is about to break the law, sin against the church and take the very law abiding Mr. Andrew Shaw with him. Andrew is a common man, a man of the law. He got Darius’ brother off a murder rap the year before, and filled his fantasy’s since. Andrew has a reason besides the fact he is sworn to uphold the law to resist his feelings for this handsome man that haunts his dreams – he has a small daughter.

When being caught in a gay relationship can get you a trip a gallows, how do fall in love and make a life for yourselves? Can these men of such different stations make it happen? You have to read to find out. Five stars and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

Thank you very much, Ms. Connolly for sharing your joy in love and this era with us.

How easy rumors start.

Taming the Beast by Andrew Grey.

this was a very good book. full of the emotion and community that Mr Grey’s novels are known for.

I felt for Dante Bartholomew, I could so easily see where he could do what he did. his wife dies in a tragic accident, and while cleared by the police, her family still blames him. He was a figure in the community, grew up there from a child, have but himself away from everyone in mourning his best friend. Her family couldn’t see her depression so they said it was murder and started lots of of rumors calling him ‘The Beast of St. Giles. So he stays hidden.

Then he gets drawn out, and meets a cute man and some children that called to him. It was a wonderful, touching story of overcoming and finding love at the most unexpected time. Five stars for the best story development

Damon’s Enchantress

This was a delightful, funny entertaining read. I love this family and Ms.Day has such a way with words that you not only find yourself laughing out loud, you find yourself repeating something just said … like her characters are really going to respond to you. 5 solid stars and waiting for the next one.

I love this series, and this book I’ve been holding on too since it came out. finally found it on my Kindle and devoured it.

Chris and Fredrik really pulled me in from the beginning. I loved these two and what they went through as they found their footing, family and place on the pack and their world really pulled at my heart strings. a mustvhavrvif you read Mr. Brandon’s-or Mr. Andrew Grey’s – books. 5 stars without a doubt.

The Lady’s Legacy (Half Moon House #3)

This is the third book in the Half Moon House trilogy.  It IS perfect for settin up Hestia’s book. Can’t wait for that one.

Flighty, Francis Headley, his all grown up in this one.  From street urchin to accomplished lady we have watched grow up in this series, and in this adventure she will need all of her skills.

Flighty takes off on a self imposed mission for Hestia Wright, to find her long lost son, Mr. Rhys Caradec likes being lost, it is how he goes through life.  He likes being unfettered and no commitments.  No one to love, no one to count on him, just him, the world and his painting.  He learned very young that you can’t count on anyone, they leave you.  Then he meets a young male, a street urchin, that isn’t what he seems, and he turns his life totally on it’s side, upside down and inside out.

I loved this insallment, this whole series is wonderful, and all the novellas that carried the story line along.  In this one the conflicting needs of the two main characters made for some laughter, tears and when Lord M got involved… oh the suspense kept you on the edge of your seat right up to the end.  I loved it, had a hard time putting the book down to sleep today, and then to work.

Lively characters that you come to care for deeply, vivid settings in the Scottish countryside., one of my favorite setting.  All a around a five star read.  A must have if you like the regency period and a need to buy if you like Ms. Marlowe’s works.  thank yo for sharing this journey with us.

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All things start at Curl Up and Dye

I love Sharon Sala, her writing is so much fun and interesting.

In this book things are centered around the town beauty shop. Which is so much fun as the two leads in this book try to find their way from friendship to lovers. LilyAnn Bronte was engaged to the football team quarterback, Randy Joe, but when Sept 11th came about he joined the army and came home about month later in a flag draped coffin. Since that day she has not really felt alive. Mike has loved her since 10th grade, but remains firmly in the best friend category.

A new man comes to town, handsome and charming. He is redoing his great-uncle’s place looking to flip it for a good amount of money so he can get out this little town. But he was not going to keep himself away from the females while he here, even though they could not be trusted.

Can Mike ever make LilyAnn see him as anything but best friend? Can LilyAnn find her way out of the past and pull her life back together? Five stars for a feel good read with a hint of danger and suspense.

Seth: Cyborg, More than Machine by Eve Langlais

Cyborgs have never been so much fun.

This is the fifth of the series, and Seth was so much fun! His wife come looking for him, and is as bad about giving a straight answer to any question as Seth is. She takes him with her on a mission that is of vital importance — to her. For a chance to win his wife back, Seth goes along with her.

And oh the trouble they get into, her perfectly bland boring boyfriend turns out to be not so bland or boring when he manages to get the drop on both of them and takes both spy models down. When she wakes up she finds herself on another ship in the company of a man who seemed to know Seth. She goes looking for Seth…. maybe just maybe she might believe him, and she might just still love him. But they are machines, they don’t love, right?

Five stars and looking forward to the next book, thank goodness I got in this series late and have the back list down loaded.

Horseplay by Sean Michael

This was a fun, short read. Two men that met nine months ago on Micha Orion’s horse therapy farm. He and Doctor Byron Hamilton have been exchanging pleasantries when the doctor brings a young patient to therapy every week. Finally Micha can’t stand it any more and invites the good doctor to dinner. As soon as Byron gets there things heat up very quickly, and it has nothing to do with the fire on the grill.

I loved this. It is such a fun read I didn’t want it to end. Five stars for this book. The characters are engaging, the setting fun and the fantasies enjoyable and doable in this world. If you like Sean Michael this is a much pick up, or if you haven’t read him, but love m/m this is a fun one to start with.

Charmed at Christmas: An Anthology

 

I got this book from the Authors for a review.  I love these ladies of historical fiction separately, and together back at Keynvor Castle, they are delightful.  Loved this antholgoy, a must read if you love historicals and these authors never disappoint you.

We are back for a double wedding from the Halloween book, and the ghosts and pixies are right on point.  in Deb Marlowe’s tale of Lord Locryn and the Pixie’s Kiss.  A not-so-old-by-Pixie-standards Pixie, Thistle takes umbrage when a young lord goes sparking at a full moon.  It might have mattered if she had not seen him with another young woman earlier and while nothing had happened, a spark had been lite.  So she kisses him stead an set a curse in motion that only true love’s kiss will break.  But will true love be able to prevail when another of the fairy realm mistakes the curse as something else? Oh, the fun to be had and the missed kissing adventures.  A must read with well developed characters. Five stars.

The Determined Duchess by Erica Monroe

In this fun little tale, Miss Felicity Fields is dabbling in chemistry best left alone. Her beloved guardian, the only one who she thinks loves her and respects her love of science has died.  But Felicity has a plan, through chemistry she will create the Philosopher’s stone and bring her aunt (not any blood relation, just the woman that took her in and loved her.) back to life.  But she has two time limits, one the decaying body of her aunt and two … well two is more complicated.  Lady Margaret’s nephew is coming to reclaim the house and land now that she is gone, and Miss Felicity will be out of a home, or worse forced to traverse the wilds of the Mating Market in a London Season.  Or will she? Good read, fun and nicely filled out.  4 stars.

A Duke by Any Other Name by Claire Delacorix

Simply the cutest read I’ve have the pleasure of reading lately.  Joyful and insightful.  The Duke of Inverfyre, Alexander is trying to catch a thief, this time it puts in the path of a young lady that is determined to marry a Duke, no so much for the title, parties or fine things that brings, but for the safety and security that will calm her orphan’s heart.  Daphne Goodenham and her younger sister were orphaned at a very young age, but she remembers the sennight she and her sister were alone with nobody to rely on till her Grandmama came to get them.  She has vowed to make a Duke a good wife in exchange for that security.  But in noticing the contradictions of the flop of the Duke of Inverfyre and the man she has seen underneath, will she foil his plans or come out loving her Duke?  Love this characters, grabbed you at the beginning and you rushed through to find out who did it and if the duke had to keep up his costuming.  Five starts, delightful and well planed out.

 

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