Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I want a Were-bear for Christmas!!!

Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my most favorite authors. I came across her book All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire a few years ago and was immediately enthralled with her characters and her writing. Of course because of my bad habit that this particular book was #5, so naturally I went back and read the rest.

Kerrelyn’s Love at Stake series is more than just paranormal romance there’s a lot of humor as well. It’s one of the reasons I love her works. There have been many times I laugh out loud to myself and you should see the looks I get from my husband. What’s better is the looks he gives when I insist on telling him what I just read.

Now Kerrelyn has just released her 13th book in the series Wild About You which is Howard the were-bear’s book. I just finished reading it late last night and again she’s blown me away. I love that we finally get to see more of Howard than just the big security guard who loves bear claw donuts.  We see as Elsa says….Handsome Howard...Hunky Howard...Hot Howard.... as well as a very sweet and humorous side. 

Remember the post a couple weeks ago where I complained about characters not coming back to the forefront hardly after their books. Yeah, Kerrelyn made me eat my words. Shanna Draganesti plays a big part in this book and she’s not just walking in and saying “hey” either. There is more insight on her and how she’s dealing with now being “undead”.

Kerrelyn has taken her series from being, in the beginning, vampire romance and has shaped it with many other paranormal beings. She’s done this with grace. At no point have I ever gone “this is too far fetched” . Yes I have read books and thought that. That the author has gone out of their “world”. Kerrelyn has maintained a great world and introduced new aspects without putting a wrinkle in it.

I won’t give spoilers, sorry but you can read the synopsis on her website but I will tell you Kerrelyn never disappoints. If you haven’t read Howard’s book get to it. And if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading her Love at Stake series…….what are you waiting for?! Hurry and catch up!!! *smiles*

Now I’m just going to sit here and wait for Mikhail’s story which is in a novella called Vampires Gone Wild and will be released February 12, 2013. Ok I’m waiting……………is it February yet???

Friday, December 7, 2012

Yes Master.....

I love getting free e-books. A lot of the time they are very short. Some are good some are so-so. Regardless I love to read and it helps feed my addiction. While searching Amazon I came across this book, Master at Arms by Kallypso Masters. It was a free e-book and a bit larger than some of the free e-books I have gotten before. I was totally hooked. This book is a prologue to the rest of the series. And yes, I bought the next three because I wanted to know the whole story. Well duh I don’t like being left hanging. *laughs*

The series, Rescue Me, starts with the prologue book (Book 1) Master at Arms, (Book 2) Nobody’s Angel, (Book 3) Nobody’s Hero, and (Book 4) Nobody’s Perfect.  There are also three more on the way.  This series must be read in order. You cannot read them out of order and the author tells that.

Want to know what this series is about?? Two words….Marines and BDSM. Ok that was a word and an acronym but you get my point.  I love the military and I am intrigued with the BDSM lifestyle so this one was right up my alley.

This series is not only well written but well researched. While some of the characters are new to the “lifestyle” they don’t go all “waaaa he spanked me”.  (if you don’t catch the reference then you and I have not talked about that crappy supposed BDSM book) There may be characters that are more dominate than their subs but it isn't all one sided. 

While there are some misunderstandings and conflict in the book, which hello makes great plots, it is in no way teenage drama.  I love the emotions, I love that the way it is written it draws me in and I fall in love with not only the story lines but the characters themselves.

I won’t go into synopsis of the books because you can read them yourselves at Kally’s website . Do yourself a favor and go check this series out. Download the first book for free at which ever retailer you like. Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and All Romance Ebooks has this book for free. 

Now I'm am just waiting for the next book.....*sits with a cup of coffee and waits*