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Book Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf - P BriggsCry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Blurb: Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country is about to recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

Review: To be perfectly honest, I felt like I was missing something throughout most of the book. I have not kept up with the Mercy Thompson series, and felt that was a bit of a draw back on my understanding of the events leading up to this book.

However, Patricia does a fantastic job of drawing you in with the story–even not knowing all of the backstory. Anna is a character you can empathize with and cheer for throughout the story. Charles is an Alpha male you don’t want to slap silly, and you actually hope he can get his crap together and be what Anna needs without trampling all over her. The chemistry between the two MCs is well-written and increases the story.

Overall, I think Patricia Briggs has another great book to add to her list of achievements. She defines each character’s voice without a lot of hullabaloo and gets down and dirty with their backstories in ways that makes it easy to read and understand motivation and character action. She has no wasted words, no empty descriptions, and no extraneous characters. I like to see a bit more snark and sarcasm in my books, but I have no complaints with the amount that was present in the book.

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Book Review: Angel Unbound (Deadly Sins #1) by Andris Bear

Hi readers, I’ve just finished reading this book. It’s part of my efforts to reduce my TBR list. Also on that list are a number of books that have ended up on my DNF (did not finish) pile. The following author has made it onto my Favorite Authors list. I’ll be adding an open list of my favorite authors so you can follow them if you would like.

Angel Unborn: Free Paranormal Romance (Deadly Sins Book 1) by [Bear, Andris]Angel Unborn:  Deadly Sins Book One

Andris Bear

Blurb: Hell has literally come to Earth for one mortal and what’s worse, she is expected to leave behind all hope for a family of her own to stand in defense of humanity against the darkest forces of Hell. But when Satan offers her the normal life she covets, Joey must decide if the price of mankind’s salvation is worth her own damnation.

Strong-willed Joey Benton is the half-mortal child of an angel with heavenly powers. She has no knowledge of her heritage or the power running through her veins until she meets a handsome stranger who forces her to question her life and the world around her. And she quickly becomes a key player in a battle that will define a victory for Heaven or Hell.

Ursus, a sexy Archangel, doesn’t want the responsibility of another charge, especially when Joey is so defiant. Protecting her from Hell might very well be the biggest challenge of his immortal life. But when his feelings for Joey get in the way of his duty, it’s a challenge he refuses to lose.

Angel Unborn is a quick and sexy romp with angels and demons, shaman and incubi. Her internal monologue and conversations with her friends and Ursus were my favorite parts of the book. Joey is a glib, sarcastic, small business owner who really enjoys being a photographer of man-candy calendars. Turns out that Joey is the product of a human and archangel, and worthy of some stellar personal security in the form of Ursus–an archangel with a troubled past.

Running on vague prophecies and information from Devi — an oracle who is a bit of a spazzy-Cathy — Joey and Ursus have to team up in order to tip the balance in the fight between Heaven and Hell. A raucous journey of sarcasm, friendship, sacrifice, and laughter, I definitely recommend Angel Unbound as a book, and Andris Bear as an author.

 

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Top 10 Best Paranormal Romance Books I’ve Read So Far in 2018

I’ve been reading for fun since about 4th grade. Since that time, I’ve read close to five thousand books. I’m a huge fan of series (I’ll write another post about my favorite series), and usually prefer those over stand alone books. So my Top 10’s will include recent books from my favorite series.

The last six months have felt more like an overly long week at camp; things constantly pulling me in different directions with a variety of personal and professional plans in constant motion. My reading has taken a bit of a back seat to other obligations, and lately, I’ve been re-reading a number of favorites. However, I have added to my library, and plan to share with you my Top 10 favorites from the beginning of January to the end of June (2018).

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TOP 10 Paranormal/Sci-Fi Romance Books of 2018 (January to June)

*denotes one of my favorite authors

Druids and Dragons 01 – Skyborn (Leia Stone)

Druids and Dragons 02 – Earthbound (Leia Stone)

Curse of the Gods 03 – Seduction (Jaymin Eve*)

Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt) 16 – Aliens Abroad (Gini Koch*)

Ghostwalkers 13 – Power Game (Christine Feehan)

Legion of Angels 06 – Psychics Spell (Ella Summers)

Blood of the Custodians 01 – Resurgence (Sharonlee Holder*)

Unbounded 01 – The Change (Teyla Branton)

Nava Katz 01 – The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Deborah Wilde)

Hive Trilogy 01 – Ash (Jaymin Eve* & Leia Stone)

 

What are you favorite books from the first half of the year? Did any of mine make your list? Tell me in the comments!