RELEASE BLITZ: “Stripped” by Allie Juliette Mousseau

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Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: Romantic Comedy Standalone
Release Date: March 29, 2016 
Stone Wright is Foreplay’s hottest act. While entertaining at the popular L.A. strip club known for catering to the feminine wild, the fever-inducing Aussie with the sex-saturated accent and moves to match is preparing for the audition of a lifetime on the sensational hit reality show Then Prove You Can Dance.
When retired principal dancer and ballerina Emilie Cartier stumbles into his dressing room, she’s still reeling from the one wrong spin that altered her entire life and obliterated her dreams.
After a humiliating public, albeit meteoric, orgasm—the kind so desperate to escape, it took over her body without her brain’s permission—and a second, more intimate and deliriously deliberate one, Emilie makes a deal with Stone: he helps her get her dancing mojo back and she readies him for his national audition.
But she insists he keeps his wily, wandering hands to himself and his dirty mouth shut. Of course, that’s going to be an extremely hard challenge—one of herculean proportions.

Emilie is not prepared for Stone—the way he spins her mind dizzy, rocks her body into sweet oblivion or dirty dances into her every daydream—and falling in love with him is so definitely not an option.
The closer Stone gets to Emilie, the more he realizes he’d do anything to make her his own. Problem is, he’s a real f*ck-up with relationships. And that means he’s dangerously close to becoming her next major f*ck-up.
What happens when all of the emotional layers—along with the stage props, their dancewear and every last shred of their clothes—are ultimately stripped?

Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she’ll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Clayton” by Seraphina Donavan

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“CLAYTON (BOURBON & BLOOD #2)”

SERAPHINA DONAVAN

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I’m playing to win, and I’ll fight as dirty as I have to.

Release Date: March 31st, 2016

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My father, Samuel Darcy, wrecked everything he touched—the business, our family, my mother. I knew if I didn’t stop him he’d destroy it all. So I got down and dirty, stopped playing by the rules, and rolled in the mud right along with him. I bartered my soul, and in the end, I lost the one thing that I wanted most in this world…. my wife.

Six months ago, Annalee gave me an ultimatum. Tell her about my secrets, or move out. I can’t confess to her that I’ve done shady business dealings to ruin my own father. In the end I let her go.

But now? Now I can have her back. Taking down my dad, I learned that you don’t get what you want by following the rules. What I want now is my wife back. I want her back in my life and in my bed….I’m playing to win, and I’ll fight as dirty as I have to.

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Seraphina Donavan is a hopeless romantic with a wicked & oh-so-dirty mind! Those things, combined with her love of writing, prompted her to take the leap and transform those fantasies into written words on a page. As a curvy girl herself, Seraphina has made it a point to celebrate those women with delicious curves with her work through writing and the hot men who love them.

She currently has 18 published books and one anthology and is working on many more..

Living in Central Kentucky, Seraphina spends her time rescuing stray animals, working for a non-profit agency and dreaming of becoming a best-selling author. She lives in a home that has more character than working parts and enjoys spending time with her fur babies. Feel free to contact her with any questions or thoughts on your mind.. She loves connecting with her readers & hearing from anyone!

If you’d like to see more information about Seraphina’s books, events and appearances or to sign up for her newsletter, please visit her website: www.seraphinadonavan.com.

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Down to My Soul (Soul Series, #2)” by Kennedy Ryan

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Down to My Soul concludes the journey Rhyson Gray and Kai Pearson began in Book 1 of the Soul Series, My Soul to Keep! You must read Book 1 first.

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RHYSON

She doesn’t wear my ring.
We never stood before a preacher.
The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls.
But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right.
To making her mine again.

KAI

I’ve seen promises broken.
I know love makes no guarantees.
But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there’s a chain between our hearts that I can’t break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.

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“Rhys?”

His name rushes from my mouth on a breath, and I’m off the bed, hurling myself at him top speed. Somehow my legs wrap around his waist and my arms tangle behind his neck. I couldn’t hold back and play this cool if I wanted to. Every part of me that’s been fighting to stay focused, to keep working, to be on, collapses against him. Surrenders to the feel of him in my arms and the smell of him. My fingers lace through his hair. I scatter kisses across his face, the sharp angles and taut skin warm beneath my lips.

“So I take it you’re happy to see me?” He chuckles, pressing his forehead to mine, hands squeezing my thighs.

“Happy?” I release something that’s half a sob, half a laugh, pulling back a few centimeters to let him breathe. “What gave you that idea?”

We stop grinning at the same time, laughter dissolving, our bodies exchanging sensual information. My breasts flattened to his chest. His erection growing and hardening against my core. Our breaths mingling and hearts tattooing beats through our clothes and into the other’s skin.

I move first, leaning in to capture his bottom lip between mine, sucking and pulling between my teeth. Licking into his mouth like there’s honey hidden inside. He groans into the kiss, walking backward until we reach the bed and dropping me so I bounce a little, his eyes roving over me head to toe.

“Pep, what the hell are you wearing?” Humor and desire tussle in his eyes.

I look down, laughing when I see the young Jackson brothers emblazoned across my chest, my legs ending in the footed bottoms.

“If I’d known you were coming, I could have made sexier arrangements.”

“Arrangements?” He quirks a dark brow, placing a knee on either side of my legs, hovering over me like a promise. “Lingerie would have been nice. Other rock stars have girlfriends who wear lingerie.”

“Oh, are you referring to yourself as a rock star now?” I grin up at him, feeling whole for the first time since he kissed me goodbye a week ago. “That’s not egomaniacal at all. Is there a club? You guys have rock star meetings? Does one of you take rock star minutes?”

“You are sitting in here listening to my music in the dark.” He leans forward to tug at the zipper beneath my chin. “Maybe you’re actually one of my crazed fans. Or a groupie. I might even find a Mrs. Rhyson Gray t-shirt around here somewhere. My girlfriend doesn’t like those.”

“No, she doesn’t.” I shake my head, eyes never straying from his.

A small frown jerks his brows together. He tugs again at the zipper, but it doesn’t budge.

“Pep, it’s stuck,” he says.

“Sometimes it does that,” I answer easily, enjoying the frustration spreading over his expression as he keeps pulling and it keeps staying.

He places my hand over his cock, hard and poking through his jeans.

“Well, it’s not exactly a good time for it to do that.”

I laugh, grasping my zipper and tugging. Wow, it really is stuck. These are vintage PJs, older than I am and threadbare in places. I’m surprised the zipper hasn’t rusted before now. I sit up, bringing our bodies closer as I jiggle the little hook a few times. Nothing.

“Just how attached are you to this Jackson Five onesie?” His glance burns hot across my subtle curves visible through the thin flannel, telegraphing his intentions.

“Well this is Michael’s original nose.” I release a fake exasperated sigh. “But I do have my sewing kit.”

“All I needed to hear.”

Sorry, boys.

He grabs the two ends of the collar separated by the zip line and pulls until there’s a ripping sound, the panels falling back to reveal my naked breasts and my panties. A wicked grin spreads across lips.

“You naughty girl.” He runs a finger over the writing on the front of my calendar panties, carrying a current that simultaneously hitches my breath and gets me wet. “Wearing Monday panties on a Thursday. My little rebel.”

 

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I just can’t write about myself in third person for one more bio! I’m a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families living with autism. That’s me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you’ll find a Southern girl gone Southern California who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing To Be Read list! I love to hear from readers at kennedyryanwrites@gmail.com.

 

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Covet Not, the complete sins of lethe” by Arden Aoide

 

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A gilded cage is still a cage.

From the womb, she was owned. Shula Kelley was signed away before her first breath, just like everyone else in secessionist Texas. She was called beautiful like it meant something important. Like it would get her a kind husband, or one less cruel. She hoped Jared Agnesson was kind.

And the devil you know is still the devil.

As punishment for his son’s rebellion, the patriarch of the Agnesson clan claimed Shula for his own. And she saw only one way out. Shula had a plan, but she didn’t realize it would require a savior.

Suffer not the sins of the father.

First acts of rebellion open doors that are best left closed. Until Jared walked through it. Her savior. But how can she truly love when she only knows obedience?

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“I‒” She removed her hand from her knickers.

“Don’t do that, my love. Pretend I’m not here if you must, but I’m going to watch you, and you will continue.” His need was just at the surface, but he found he wanted to hold on to it, just a bit, no matter how unsettling it was to him. He was quite spoiled by his bride, and she tended to his every desire, whether she realized it or not.

But this was different. This was unexplored territory. He hadn’t realized desire could be on a spectrum and that revelation made him want to feel everything all at once. Do everything all at once. The thought of untapped desire was distressing. Intoxicating.

Oh God. He wanted to watch her? She couldn’t. She just couldn’t. She arranged her night dress and sat up, deeply ashamed, but found herself quickly on her back with her husband over her, palm pressing the center of her chest. “No, Shula. I said you will continue.” He barely recognized his voice. He grabbed her right hand and pressed it to her damp panties. His zipper rubbed against the back of her hand, and she could feel he was hard.

He was going to make her. He’d never made her do anything she hadn’t wanted before, so why was he making her now? To punish her? Surely not. “I don’t think I can, Jared. I don’t want to displease you, but I’m terribly embarrassed, and I don’t want you to think‒” That you’re not enough, she thought miserably to herself.

“Think what, Shula? Tell me.” Her panties were moved to the side and his thumb a centimeter from her clitoris. It was maddeningly still. His mouth spoke into hers after a thorough kiss. “Tell me, and I might help you out.”

Shula was relieved. Not for the help, but because she hadn’t wanted him angry. “I’ve just done this since I was young, and I don’t know. I just enjoy it.”

“Well, then. Let me make it better for you.”

“You do‒Oh!” His face was between her legs, lapping fully at her labia. “Now. I want to watch very closely.” He circled her clitoris with his tongue before moving back out. “Do it.”

And she did. Her fingers moved rapidly, while his tongue and mouth tasted and explored everything else. His tongue would work its way in beside her fingers and she would buck against his face. He didn’t bother dissuading her.

He felt slight tremors against his face and decided he wanted to draw this out a bit more. “Stop.”

It took her a few seconds to comprehend it, but she did. She removed her hand and clutched it to her chest. She didn’t know what she was doing wrong. She was afraid she would cry if she spoke.

Jared saw. He saw how he scared her, and it was intolerable. “Shula, love. Slow down. That’s all.” He kissed the skin of her thigh closest to his mouth. “Slow, slow, slow,” he begged. He kissed her fingers once they found their way back.

He watched her. He saw how her body adapted to a slower pace. He saw how she would quicken, then slow again as she was getting closer.

He could watch this for hours.

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Arden Aoide lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and three cats. Turn ons include men who cry during sex, long walks on the beach, and talking about herself in the third person. Turn offs include mean people and trying to figure out how to write an interesting author bio.

She doesn’t write about the typical men you normally read about in erotic romance novels. She likes her men brainy and just this side of manic.

She’s an introvert, she loves coffee, Internet, British television, and pot stickers. And pie. She loves pie.

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“Kings of Spring Author Bash and Hop” Extended!

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Because of the holiday weekend, the Kings of Spring Author Bash & Hop has been extended through Tuesday, March 29th! There’s still plenty of time get in on the fun and win some fantastic prizes! Stop by the Facebook event and check out the tons of posts from some pretty amazing authors. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to win prizes, and authors have been quite generous in setting some of their books to free for this event. Do not miss out!

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The woman has had a hard day.  One of those days where Murphy’s Law is in full affect.  Now, after a work day she thought would never end, she just wants to get dinner done so she can sit down and unwind.  Unfortunately, her luck isn’t any better at home.  The pasta’s boiling over, and she can’t get the jar of sauce open to save her life. Getting dinner done by the time her husband walks in the door is something she prefers, so they can relax together and talk about their day.

He comes home and has no idea how her day went.  He only knows how his own has gone and it wasn’t the greatest.  Stopping on the threshold of the kitchen, he sees pots boiling over, timers going off and his wife standing with her back to him, crying and cursing the jar in her hands.

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RELEASE BLITZ! Laramie Briscoe’s “Sass!”

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“SASS” BY LARAMIE BRISCOE

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We have to give it a little sass…

Release Date: March 24, 2016

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I, Cassandra Straight, have loved Reed Shamrock to distraction since I was a teenager. I even watched him fall in love with someone else and almost get married.

A year ago, when he walked into his house and found his fiancée’s face in his best friend’s crotch, his life changed forever and it hasn’t been the same since.

On his first night out since the horrible incident, we run into the ex-skank. Seeing the devastation in his eyes, I made a promise that I would help him get over her. I told him that a pretend relationship between us would work. It would help him move on.

I didn’t count on my heart or his getting in the way. And I sure as hell didn’t count on not being able to tell when pretend turned to reality. When it all implodes, the only thing left is the truth.

Sometimes though, the truth? It hides and we have to dig deep to find it. To make it come to the surface, we have to give it a little talking to. We have to give it a little Sass.

Included in the back of Sass is an exclusive sneak peak of “Renegade” – the first book in a new series for 2017!

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ABOUT LARAMIE

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Stacy Deanne’s “You’re The One!”

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“You’re The One (BWWM Romance)” by Stacy Deanne! #99cents!

When Dane returns to Sunset, Texas to visit his terminally ill mother, he finally faces his biggest fear: telling his stepsister, ReShonda, that he’s always loved her.

Ironically, ReShonda feels the same way about Dane, who forces her to admit how she feels when he refuses to take no for an answer.

Dane and ReShonda have been hiding their love for each other for years but they learn the hard way that you can’t run from true love forever.

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Blog Tour & Review: “Delicate Love” by Josephine Brierley

 

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 5 February

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Life has dealt some heavy blows to Mackenzie Tillar. Bullied as a child, and no one to turn to, the one person, who was meant to protect her, to raise her, and surround her with unconditional love, had let her down. Kenzie learnt to deal with life in her own promiscuous way. Until that one fateful night when she met Sam, now she was contemplating breaking the very rules she had instigated.

For Samuel Edwards, being orphaned at a very young age meant that he found his own way in life. He lives it as he pleases, no room for relationships, no belief in love. It was never a part of his life. He’d never craved it, and never missed it. Until one night when he meets his match with Kenzie, she has the same rules, same fears.

They are both void of love, both not even searching for anything else. Fate brings them together, and thirty-six questions ignite a spark in them both. Could thirty-six questions lead to love? It was an experiment worth exploring.

Now they are playing a game, a game that suggests more, but is it more than they have bargained for?

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4/5 Stars!

Can you want ‘more’ from someone when you’re not sure what that more is?

We meet Samuel and MacKenzie in Delicate Love – two broken souls living in the moment, for the moment…until they meet each other. A random one night hook-up, which includes questions from The Thirty-Six Questions That Lead To Love…and more passion than they’ve both ever experienced…leaves them each questioning their personal choices about love and relationships. However, it’s not enough to keep Mackenzie from doing what she does best…run. Sam is disappointed when he wakes up the next morning alone in bed. He wanted to know more about the sexy, mysterious woman…he wanted to spend more time with her, and those are things he’s never wanted before.

Though the one night they shared together seems to be on constant replay in each of their minds, Sam and Kenzie move on and move forward, becoming involved with others, and unbeknownst to them – living in the same town. A chance meeting at a house warming months later brings back memories of their night together, and much awkwardness. So begins the dance of dysfunctional friendship…and the continuation of The Thirty-Six questions.

Traumatic childhoods have shaped the personalities of this non-couple. They don’t do relationships and they definitely don’t do love. But still, there is something there that draws them together, something neither of them has felt before.

Terrified of his feelings for Kenzie – and in a generic relationship with a distracted blond, Sam battles an internal war. He knows his current relationship is not for him. He knows he wants Kenzie, but can he really do forever? Kenzie’s demons are just as bad, but for all her independence and words of wisdom from her late mother, she got on my last good nerve. By no means, am I discounting or downplaying the hard knocks life has given her, but…dayum. At what point do you take ownership and responsibility of your own life…and by responsibility I don’t mean running away every time you ‘feel’ something.

Kenzie had times when she seemed so focused and positive, but five minutes inside her own head quickly changed that. She was reactive instead of proactive, making horrible decisions…one which nearly ended her life. Meh.

Much respect for Lily, Rebekah, cousin Zoe and Aunt Sophie. They stuck by and supported Kenzie…maybe even a little too much. They each gave her sound, honest advice – and she took it to heart and became proactive…for a New York minute. Afterwards she’d do the ‘Kenzie Over-Think’ and Run. Away. Meh.

It’s Sam’s persistence that melts your heart. He isn’t any less damaged than Kenzie, but he is willing to take a risk…and the thirty-six questions help him keep the door open. They also give him much insight into Kenzie…and himself.

This is not a cozy, feel-good read. It is a journey of two people broken as children, who try to move beyond the burdens of their pasts, to make decisions in the present that will affect their future. 1-click it today.

 

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Josephine (Jo) is that person that watches the world turn, studying the characters that exist in life each day, finding different personalities, traits and attributes that can be worked into the stories that flow into her head.

She loves the escapism of writing, finding the time to create new characters whenever she can. With the support and encouragement of her husband, Jo has completed her second novel.

Delicate Love is an adult contemporary romance, with just a touch of anguish. Its real life, mixed with angst and romance. The story revolves around 36 questions that were originally written as an experiment by Arthur Aron, 41 years ago. His aim at the time was to have a couple fall in love within his laboratory, to prove that intimacy could be encouraged. The laboratory part sounds romantic doesn’t it?

Chasing Butterflies was Jo’s debut novel, and is a story she decided she wanted to tell after her own experience with breast cancer. In July 2012, Jo decided that a Bilateral Mastectomy was the best option for her after being diagnosed. Thankfully she was given the all clear after her surgery. It is a story based loosely on her own breast cancer journey, a story of a young woman who faces decisions that no one should have to and finds love along the way.

Jo lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, with her husband Rob, and pet dog Paris. Together they love entertaining, good times with friends and enjoying life.

 

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Review: “Claiming His Prize (Feral Breed Followings #2)” by Ellis Leigh

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“Claiming His Prize (Feral Breed Followings #2)” by Ellis Leigh

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Released: March 15, 2016

5/5 Stars!

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“Claiming His Prize” IS a Prize!

Each time I read an Ellis Leigh ‘Feral Breed’ book, I proclaim it the best ever and my brand new favorite. No reason to change the routine this late in the game! “Claiming His Prize”…this book…this book is EVERYTHING!

A grumpy dragon shifter and a determined doc engage in a battle of wills, and a battle for survival. But this isn’t your typical “fated mates eventually” tale.

MMA fighter Piers/Tidal is interested, but Doc Jane is off limits. If for no other reason than the terms of her “employment.” The infatuated couple have a moment or two, but to keep her father safe, Jane knows she has no future with Piers. She has no future at all, except for keeping fighters patched up and in the ring for slimy wolf shifter and club owner, Mick. He’s really a hard to character to take. To have been good friends with Jane’s father for so many years, only to end up being a parasitic douche bag with control over Jane’s life.

However, Jane comes face to face with an evil darker than she’d ever imagined, and it claims her as its mate. While Jane may have resigned herself to a life in service to Mick, she would rather die than be claimed by a deranged shifter. As her time grows short, Jane is desperate to get away.

She ends up “partially” confiding in Piers, and this leads to, IMHO, one of the best scenes of the book. This one short scene has open communication, compassion, TRUST and vulnerability! Even though she’s unable to tell him why she needs to know, Piers lowers his guard and gives Jane the information she requested. It is something no shifter, especially a dragon, would ever voice to anyone – his weakness. This is very telling of the level of trust Piers has in Jane. There is no commitment or bond between them, and she could very well use the information against him. It also shows how deeply he has come to care for Jane. He can tell something is wrong, and if he can’t keep her safe, he will give her the means to protect herself. Excellent!

This author is one of a handful I’ve read who delivers female characters of substance. She doesn’t tell us who they are, she shows us. In Jane, we have a heroine who actually deserves the title. She is witty and smart…and she has strength! She’s accepted her lot in life to keep her father safe, but that does not make her a pushover. When backed into a corner, she pushes back. Even against opponents she has no chance of besting, Jane fights. Piers wants to protect her, and she knows he will come for her if he can, but Jane does not wait for him. If she has to die, she will do it fighting. There is a scene where Jane grabs an acetylene torch that I just had to stop reading and cheer! Go, Jane!

This is a short read that is long on details. The author’s world building is on point as myths and truths of dragon lore are brought to light. Characters are well developed and extremely likable, except for the villains, who will make even the kindest heart wish bad curses upon them.

I LOVE my Feral Breed wolf shifters – but Piers is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Team him up with Jane…and you just don’t stand a chance.

Enjoy!