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Monday, January 6, 2020

Review: Asher

Asher Asher by T.S. Joyce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wolves of Winter's Edge is three books about three brothers, each with secrets and damage that needs repaired, each needing a mate but not realizing it and bound to a place they think they hate and a father they think destroyed them. As each digs into what is going on they learn that their parents made choices, maybe bad choices, but choices no the less aimed at protecting and giving their boys a long and happy life.

Asher is the oldest and has the most demons. He also remembers the most about his childhood, and is the one who leads the brothers on their quest for the answers. He doesn't want the role as pack leader but it was born into him and there is nothing he can do to deny it.

Enter Ashlyn, she is Blaire's best friend and is determined that Blaire has fallen into a cult and she is going to rescue her and bring her back to the real world. What Ashlyn never counted on was that Blaire is truly in love and happy and has a new life, and Ashlyn feels the sting of loss and doesn't know how to react, she also doesn't know how to react to Asher.

This book is the third and focuses on Asher, but finishes the story of the Striker brothers and their quest to save the town their parents loved.

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Review: Roman

Roman Roman by T.S. Joyce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wolves of Winter's Edge is a short three book trilogy about the Striker boys, brothers, each hurt by the "loss" of their mother and the treatment of their father throughout life, but the death of their father has them all back for the first time finding that things are not like they thought, and secrets are great. They will need to uncover the secrets and deal with them if they are going to save the town.

Roman is the youngest, wildest of the brothers. He has always felt invisible to his father, and so when he has to come back after his father's death he resents it, but yet here he is. He's ready to run, until he realizes that there is more going on beneath the surface than he knows, and when Blaire's life is in danger, he joins with his brothers to take back the town. Doing that means uncovering what is going on, and that means getting close to someone in town.

Mila has loved and hated Roman all her life. She loved him in secret, never daring to reveal her true feelings, then when he left, she hated him. She blamed him for the fall of his father, for all the terrible things that have happened to the pack and to her since he left. She has always believed she was submissive, the bottom of the pack and she has hated it, but Roman is about to teach her that she is alpha.

This book continues right were book one, Gentry stopped and build on the story of the brothers and their search for answers and to take back the town.

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Review: Gentry

Gentry Gentry by T.S. Joyce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I see the author is T.S. Joyce, I know that the book is going to be well-written, action-packed, emotional and shifter-paranormal. Even if that isn't a genre that you normally read, I would put money down on the fact that with as well-written and thought out as this author writes, you will enjoy the story! If you ever have a chance to read this author, it is a can't miss.

Wolves of Winter's Edge is a short, three book trilogy about three brothers and the mistakes that their parents made to try to give them a good life that lead them all three back to this point and into the lives of three very different women.

Gentry is book one, and it is about Gentry, the middle son, but the one that his father Noah labeled as his "favorite" and the one he planned to pass everything down to, which caused a great deal off conflict with his older and younger brother. All three brothers have been gone from town for awhile, and only a call that their father is dead can bring all three back together. While there, they uncover secrets that only they hold the answers to, and only they can make the changes to save a town and the population there.

In the middle of all this conflict walks Blaire, a woman reeling from divorce that feels discarded, unworthy and cast aside. It's not safe for her here, but Gentry is hard-pressed to make her leave. She is human, knows nothing of the paranormal world, but is in for the education of a lifetime in a short period of time.

Can Blaire and Gentry work together to take back the town from a rogue hell-bent on destroying everything? Can their two completely different worlds be merged together or are they only leading to disaster?

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Review: Guild Master

Guild Master Guild Master by Brenda Trim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Dark Warrior Alliance continues on with the 19th book in the series, which is a good long life for a series.

The title of the book had me thinking that it would focus on the Guild Mast, which happens to be Jace's cousin as he took over what should have been Jace's position when Jace was kidnapped and held hostage by Lady Angelica. Evzen Raziel has taken his position seriously and did everything he could to guide the sorcerers while Jace was missing, but he always feels a little lacking, especially since this was never suppose to be his position. The idea that he might actually have a fated mate has never really crossed his mind.

While being kidnapped in another dimension, or somewhere, Evzen is introduced to Braelynn and after initial reluctance, she does what she can to help Evzen and the other escape and get back home. Evzen is sure that she is his, but the fact that she is in act the daughter of Lady Angelica should create a number of problems.

This book is written a few chapters of Evzen and Braelynn's story then a few chapters of Izzy's story on Khorth. normally I wouldn't complain about that, because we need to keep up with Izzy even while other things are happening, but in this book I felt like it cut into the main storyline. In fact, it almost felt like Izzy was the main storyline and Evzen was the side story.

One of the things that I have loved about the whole series is the storyline between the couples, it is never easy, true love or fated mates have to over come all kinds of obstacles. Unfortunately in this story, even given that Braelynn knew nothing about mates, they meet and were planning their ceremony for the very next full moon, there was no obstacles, nothing and that just didn't feel right to me. I think back to the first couple books, even the Rowan Sisters books, and they were obstacle after obstacle thrown at the couples that they had to get through.

Even having said all that, I still love this series! I love the fated mates and the willingness of the partners to do whatever it takes for each other, it is just something that is so enduring and something that everyone dreams of experiencing. I will continue to read and enjoy this series as long as the authors keep writing.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: Dragon Meets Girl

Dragon Meets Girl Dragon Meets Girl by Terry Bolryder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second book in the Forgotten Dragon series focuses on Xander now that his twin Tristan has found a mate. They have also found that they don't have to fear the Oracle as they were once told and are learning to live in this world in harmony with the other dragons that patrol the area, commonly called the double dragons.

Janet has always held her own and she thinks Xander is a playboy and wants nothing to do with him, but Xander is sure she is meant for him. Can he win her over? And how will she react to his being a dragon.

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Review: Dragon Next Door

Dragon Next Door Dragon Next Door by Terry Bolryder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First book in the Forgotten Dragons series.

Twin Dragons, Tristan and Xander have been outcasts all their lives, and so they have moved from place and kept hidden, until now when Tristan runs into Kelsie and knows that she is his mate. Now to wow her and slowly introduce her to the world of dragons.

Author Terry Bolryder is a genius at animal/shifter novels and Dragons are one that she focuses on. This series actually follows the Bad Dragons Series, although you don't see any of the characters from that series, they are mentioned in the book and so it is evident that this series comes after it.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: Hex to the No

Hex to the No Hex to the No by Constance Barker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hex to the No is the continuing story of Lilith Blackward, the book cleanly picks up right were book 1 left off and proceeds to give you more of the story and what is happening.

Lilith is clearly feeling betrayed at this point, her own parents are part of, if not the leaders of the Cold Dawn Cult that she was asked to investigate, although the whole reason why she was asked to investigate is still a mystery. Now she has a lot of soul searching to do as well as uncovering more and more about this Cult and putting a stop to them.

This book is well written and a quick read. It builds on book one and looks to be continuing in book three. There is no way to read these books other than in order because they end abruptly and start right up again, there is no recapping of the previous book at all.

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