Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review: Dark and Deadly Box Set

Hey Loves!! We have a review of an amazing box set for you today! 

Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance
By Jennifer Ashley, Alyssa Day, Felicity Heaton, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Erin Quinn, Bonnie Vanak and Caris Roane

Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare…

BODYGUARD by Jennifer Ashley

Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed attacker by a Kodiak bear who shifts into a tight-bodied, naked human male. Ronan takes Elizabeth to Shiftertown, becoming her 24/7 bodyguard. The mateless Ronan has adopted a houseful of orphaned Shifters--having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth is touched by his protectiveness. Ronan only wants to keep Elizabeth safe, but the sassy woman is triggering his long-buried need to mate.

I really enjoyed this novella. While is number 2.5 in the Shifters Unbound series, I didn’t have any trouble understanding the world and the dynamics of the society Jennifer created.

Elizabeth has a quiet life as a shop owner, she wasn’t expecting anything to change but then one guy tries to rob her store and a giant bear comes to the rescue. The bear turns out to be a shifter, someone who in this world Jennifer Ashley created is a second class citizen. Shifters have to be controlled like the animals the society thinks they are, so when the police arrives, Ronan, the shifter, is send to jail for attacking a human.

Elizabeth helps Ronan to get out of jail but the guy who tried to rob her isn’t happy and neither is his brother. They want to silence her and now Ronan has to protect her.

We meet some very interesting characters living in Shiftertown who add elements to the story in little ways.
Elizabeth has been hurt in the past and trust doesn’t come easy to her but Ronan’s need to protect others puts them together in a lovely love story.
I fell in love with this bear shifter who could go from caring to funny to sexy in the blink of the eye.

The only things that bother me were some issues with the time line. I was lost in different points how fast or slow time was passing but it didn’t affect the story much.

While this book is not heavy in the steamy, it has plenty of tender moments that will have you melting and reaching for your closest teddy bear.


He’s a warrior, hardened by years of protecting his town from vampire attack. She’s a garden witch who sees the world in shades of sunshine and delight. Opposites don’t only attract, they go supernova in this sizzling tale of magic and mayhem.

This little novella was a surprise of humor and loads of sexual tension.

Officer Alejandro has one purpose, protect people from the evil beings of the supernatural world. Rose is a witch who lives happily in a little town with her crazy family.
When an invasion of basilisk forces them together and Alejandro’s partner turns into a stone, the couple has to find a way of turning him back while fighting their attraction. Add a crazy grandmother, an overprotective and noisy mother and a sister who defends the basilisk.

Rose and Alejandro’s fear to their sudden and power attraction are very real. They way they try to remain reasonable and ignore it make it for some funny moments.

Overall this is a quick, funny read with the right dose of sexual tension and steamy moments.
The epilogue is really sweet, I really like it.

BEWITCH by Felicity Heaton

A vampire with a bloodstained past and a soul tainted with darkness, Payne is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld reawakens long denied hungers and tempts him with pleasure. When one incredible night of fulfilling their fantasies leads to more than just keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?

Allow me a minute to cool off. 
First off, I recomend reading this series in order, so you can have a real feel for all the characters in it. Secondly, read it alone and with no interruptions. 

Payne is such a good character. Fighting with his nature all along and at the same time wanting to give it freedoom. And Elissa is a very strong character, willing to do anything she can to get what she wants. 

The chemiestry between them is amazing and the steamy is off the charts. Felicity Heaton is a master at balancing super hot scenes and the story of her characters in the books. 

This is a MUST read. 

DARKNESS FALLS by Erin Kellison

Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness. 

This story is a little confusing at first, I wasn't sure what's going on and to be honest I almost give up on it. As the first in the series I was expecting a little bit more info on the world here but after a while is was easier to understand the world Erin present us.

Malcom is a very misterious character while Jordan is easier to connect with. The way they meet and feel atracted to each other is fast and hard and they unknown things they face together are darker than what they look. 

The whole premise of the world Erin is presenting us here is interesting and I'm really looking foward to see how this continues with Jordan's sister. 

ROGUE’S PASSION by Laurie London

Blaming himself for the death of a friend, Iron Guild warrior Asher Kane vows to bring those responsible to justice. After he’s hurt on a mission and nursed back to health by a beautiful yet mysterious woman, this dangerously sexy bad-boy finds himself falling for Olivia…even as he struggles to stay away. But stalking them on the streets of New Seattle is a cruel and vengeful evil—one that threatens to destroy them both…

The story starts off really good, it catches you from the start and the way Asher and Olivia cling to each other in order to survive makes for a great story.

There were some things I wasn't so sure about... I think the author should have presented it differently for my taste... and the whole agreement wasn't presented in it's full potencial.

Regardless it makes for an interesting story and really presents a world I'd like to keep reading. 


Alex’s mission: Kill the hellhounds that have invaded earth and return to his home in the Beyond. But from the start, things go horribly wrong. The hounds are cunning and a human female witnesses their attack—she intervenes and saves Alex’s life. Now he must keep the alluring Lilly alive while fighting his desire for her. When passion flares, Alex risks all to protect her and defend the forbidden life he craves.

I really enjoyed this one. While it was short it presented enough of the world for me to understand what was happening and it also presented enough to make want to pick up the other full novels in this world. 

Lily lives alone with 5 dogs her sister left her after she died. Alex is sent to earth to kill the hellhounds that should be here. 

When the two meet atraccion flows, but the are many reasons Alex shouldn't give in. 

This is a great story about good and evil. About how different the realms in earth can be and how everything can evolve. 

To be honest, what I liked the most about this story is the great dane and her hellhound... those dogs stole the spotlight!

THE MATING HEAT by Bonnie Vanak

Werewolf Kara Mitchell fled with her brother Aiden to Montana after their alpha father punished her for kissing sexy omega werewolf Ryder Carrington. Left scarred by her father’s cruelty, Kara believes no one can love her. After killing his alpha to save the pack, Ryder now rules, but needs a mate. His blood runs hot for Kara. Ryder will do anything to claim her, even risk an all-out pack war that could cost them everything…

I'm not too sure about this one. The story was good and Ryder ended up winning me over but I felt like the characters weren't fully developed.

Ryder and Kara suffered a lot of pain at the hands of her father and former alpha. When Ryder kills him to save the pack he forces Kara back with the intention of convincing her to be his mate. 

Ryder healed more easily and he helps Kara see herself the same way the rest of them sees her: as a sweet girl who always protects the pack. 
I would have liked a bit more to their stories and the way they dealed with their scars, but the love story was great anyway. 

TRAPPED by Caris Roane

Mastyr Vampire Zephyr, a one-man fighting force, struggles to save the life of a woman who despises his warrior ways. She’s been a thorn in his side, but he has one goal: to keep her safe. For Alesia, however, she just wishes he’d leave her alone since she can never approve of his profession. She broke up with him months ago and wants to start a new life. The trouble is, he’s still the one man who can curl her toes.

I really enjoyed this story. The relationshp between the two characters was already devoleped and still it was easy to follow. The reasons they stayed apart of each other felt real and it make the novella all the more interesting. 

Zephyr is a warrior who believes the evil he hunts has no salvation, so he kills them. Even when his point of view is what is keeping the woman he loves away from him.
Alesia belives that eveyone can be saved and she can't accept what Zaphyr does so easily. 

When danger comes knocking on her door and they have to face death what they both belived was the only way isn't so easy to see anymore. 

I love the dinamic between the characters. The way they had valid reasons to stay away and a hundred others to be together.

I'd really like to see what the other books in the series bring to this world. 

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