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Downfall (The Incorruptibles Book 1) by SD Wasley

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It’ a New Adult Paranormal that I gave Five Stars to. It’s the first book in a four book series.

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Downfall is an amazing first book in SD Wasley’s New Adult Paranormal Romance Series, The Incorruptibles.  (Recommended for readers 16+.)

Downfall releases January 7, 2016.

About Downfall:

“Frankie’s cousin wants her to do three things this year:
1. Lose her inhibitions
2. Do something spectacularly stupid
3. Fall madly in love
Travelling was Frankie’s life. As the daughter of a big-name evangelist, she’s been able to feed her hunger for new sights throughout most of her teenage years. Then a hushed-up scandal gets her thrown off the tour circuit and stuck at her uncle’s house in the town of Augur’s Well.
Forced to repeat her failed senior year, it looks like a dismal existence for Frankie—until she’s invited to the bizarre meeting place of four mismatched people … and falls hard for the fascinating, secretive Cain Aleister.
Furtive meetings in an underground chamber … Latin words carved into a…

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Enigma:What Lies Beneath: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 1 of 6) by Ditter Kellen

Enigma is the first book in a six book series by Ditter Kellen.  It is a Paranormal Romance and the first book I’ve read by Ditter.  I plan to pick up the second book, Naura, today. Enigma was published in February 2016 with Book 6, Gryke, being published on December 9, 2016.  The great thing about this series is you will not have to wait for the next book to be published.

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My Four Star Review:

This is definitely an intriguing story.  I love a good paranormal and this one totally grabbed my right after I read, he looks like a human but bigger and he has a six chamber heart and to top it off gills along his sides.  Yes, pulled me right in.

Abbie is a wonderful leading lady and Hauke is your typical “You are my  mate and I love you!” kind of guy but I’ve got to say, the secondary characters are amazing as well.   So I’m not surprised they will be getting their own books.

The writing was a bit choppy for me at the beginning but things seem to flow more smoothly by the end of the book and I’m looking forward to finding out how this story end.

If you like a good paranormal, then definitely pick up Enigma today.

More About Enigma:

Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever.
Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life. Amidst a deadly virus, seemingly impossible to stop, and a corrupt Government placing a price on their heads, Hauke and Abbie run for their lives, uncovering conspiracies, deceptions, and a love that won’t be denied…

Find out more about Ditter Kellen here: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Review/Release Day Giveaway: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers -1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti hits the mark again in this new Paranormal Romantic Suspense series Blood Brothers with her first installment, Deadly Silence.  Blood Brothers is a spin-off from her popular Sin Brothers series.

Deadly Silence releases today, October 4, 2016

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My FIVE Star Review: 

Let me start by saying I have not read any of Rebecca’s Sin Brothers books.  I have read just about every other book she has written but I just never picked up Sin Brothers.  So my thoughts are, you don’t need to read Sin Brothers before you read this one.  I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything that may have happened in the other series.

This book basically highlights three brothers, Ryker, Heath and Denver who end up in the same boys home at the age of 12.  They may not be related by blood but to these three men they are most definitely brothers and will do whatever is necessary to keep each other safe.

Twenty years later and they are still together running Lost Bastards Investigative Services. They find the lost and are currently working on a case reluctantly with the FBI.  Since this is a paranormal, I’m not giving anything away by saying each of these men are a bit different and not in a bad way.  You’ll need to read to find out exactly what makes them different.  Each brother also has a past and a childhood they are trying to understand.

There is a case to be solved and the case itself is not resolved by the end of the book but there are many twists, turns and new information along the way.  Of course there is also romance and a strong female lead, Zara Remington, I absolutely loved and her grandmother who I wanted as my own.

Rebbecc’a writing is amazing, her descriptions, scenes and stories are fantastic.  It is always an adventure when you’re reading her books. If you love paranormal suspense written with an easy flow and lots of action, then definitely pick up this book.  I would highly recommend any of her books.   It releases October 4, 2016.

More about Deadly Silence: 

“Under siege. That’s how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can’t outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he’s been trying to keep at arm’s length is in danger…and he’ll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She’s making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There’s a lot Ryker isn’t telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn’t catch up to them first…”

Excerpt: 

Heat from his body washed over her, but she lifted her head to meet his gaze. “We don’t have a relationship.”
He smiled then, and the curve of his lips held more determination than amusement. “I’m not letting you run, and I’m certainly not letting you hide, baby. Although neither of us has been in this for the long haul, I’m staying in Wyoming for the moment. The first thing that’s going to happen is I’m going to figure out who dared put a hand on you and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
For the first time, she saw a side of him that gave her true pause. In the long haul, he’d be unbearably possessive. Why did that give her an intriguing sense of safety? “Knock it off,” she snapped in his face. “Get out of my business.”
That quickly, she found her back against the door and her front pinned by hard male. His hands planted on either side of her neck, his thumbs at her jaw, forcing her to look at him. “Something you need to understand and pretty damn quick is that your business is my business right now.” His thumb swept up and over the offensive bruise on her face.
“Step back.” Her voice trembled.
He ignored the very calm order. “No. You don’t want to tell me who did this? Fine. I’ll find out on my own, and I’ll have the name by the time I pick you up for supper. What you don’t want to do is deal with him or his case until I have that name. Kicking him in the balls might’ve just pissed him off more, and now you’ve let a bully stew on it for a while, which might be dangerous for you. Got it?”
“You have no right to interfere,” she whispered.
“Baby, I’ve been fuckin’ you for months. That gives me every right.” Anger glowed dark in his eyes.
“We’re done. Get out.”
His eyes softened. “You shouldn’t make statements you can’t back up.”
She shoved against his ripped abs.
He didn’t move a millimeter.
And then he did.
His head dipped, and his mouth found her neck and wandered up to her ear. His teeth scraped, and then his tongue licked the slight wound.
Of its own volition, her body did a full tremble.
He leaned back. “That.”
Her mind fuzzed.
His mouth slammed down on hers. She knew his kiss—often dreamed about it. Not soft and sweet . . . not even lustful. It was dangerous. From day one, she’d tasted danger on his tongue, and it burned her hotter than she’d ever been.
Never had she dated a bad boy, but after living her desired routine-driven life for years, she’d craved adventure, and he filled that need. He drew out a wildness she hadn’t realized she possessed.
He held her flush against the door, kissing her hard, sending a craving along her nerves that almost hurt. His tongue went to work, his left hand keeping her jaw open for him. His right hand found her hip and dragged her against the obvious bulge in his jeans. By the time he released her, she’d stopped thinking completely.
“What time are you finished today?” he asked, his breath heating her face.
“Fi-five,” she stuttered.
He leaned back and gently put her to the side. “Stay in the office until I come for you at five, Zara.” He ran his thumb across her bottom lip. “Cross me on this, baby, and I ain’t gonna be gentle.” He had already shut the door behind himself before she could take a whole breath.
She blinked several times, her fingers going to her still-tingling mouth. What had just happened?

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About Rebecca Zanetti:

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Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

Find Rebecca here:  WebsiteFacebook, Pinterest, TwitterGoodreads.

Click here to see some of my other reviews of Rebecca’s Books.

Buy Deadly Silence Here: AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionGoogle PlayiBooksIndieBoundKobo.

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I received a copy of this novel directly from NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

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A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

A Time to Rise is a Paranormal Male Romance.  The story takes place in Rome and Vatican City.  I learned a great deal about the Swiss Guard and their role in keeping the Pope safe.  The story has vampires, demons, revenants and basically all the things that go bump in the night.  A Time to Rise contains adult content suitable for mature readers only.

A Time to Rise releases May 2, 2016

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My Four Star Review:

For the past 12 years Sergeant Alain Autenberg has been in charge of Special Projects for the Guard which basically means it’s his job to protect the Vatican and Rome from all the things that go bump in the night.  His partner is Father Lotario who is quite a piece of work and hard to believe he’s a father at all.  I immediately loved him.  They work together to eliminate any threat but things are starting to change in the dark world and they can’t seem to figure out why.  As a side note: Alain lost the love of his life 12 years ago and he’s been lonely but he’s sticking to the promise he made to himself to never love again.

In walks new guard recruit, Cristoph Hasse who Alain is immediately drawn to and who becomes his new mentee.  He’s never been a Mentor before and he’s not happy about it.  But he can’t say no to his boss, Commandant Best.

There are sections in the book, during the hunts, where Alain and Father Lotario destroy the “bad” guys.  Be prepared for it to be graphic and bloody.  But within all of the blood and gore, you can see a very strong friendship between these two men.

During the mentoring process, Alain and Cris form the start of a friendship.  Cris ends up finding out more then he should about Alain and what he does while he tries to find his place in the world.  Their friendship grows into something more and they start to care about each other.   At this point things start to get very crazy.  Vampires and Demons working together, someone in the Vatican wanting to “rule the world” and Alain trying to stop it all.  Let’s just say you need to hang on for this ride because it’s a rollercoaster!  There is a dramatic conclusion to this but however, the end of this story was left wide open.  Not a cliffhanger but there is definitely more story to be told and I look forward to book 2.

This is the second book I’ve read by Tal Bauer.  The first was Enemies of the State and you can find my five star review here.

Tal’s stories are a bit different.  While both these books are male romance, the romance is not really the focus of the book.  They are packed with action, adventure, some horror, some blood and gore, men saving the world and basically “stuff” that makes a novel exciting to read.   Don’t get me wrong, the romance is still there and it’s written beautify.  Tal’s writing flows smoothly, is very easy to read and also very entertaining.  I enjoyed both of these books and look forward to reading more by Tal.

More about A Time to Rise: 

History says the Knights Templar were destroyed in 1307.
History is wrong.

Vampires haunt the sewers beneath Rome, revenants desecrate graveyards, ghouls devour helpless passersby, and incubi stalk dark alleys and seedy nightclubs in Italy’s capital. Deep in the Vatican, a brotherhood exists, sworn protectors of the earth, and they stand firm against monsters from the dark depths. Operating in secret and silence, they protect our world from the sinister, the etheric, and the evils that exist beyond the Veil.

But it’s a lonely life, and Alain Autenberg knows that more than most. His lover was ripped from him years ago, and he vowed never to get close to another soul again. Even when the loneliness presses down on him, and his empty heart cries out for something more.

Something more comes in Cristoph Hasse, a new soldier arriving in Rome to serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. Young, brash, and fitting in at right angles everywhere he goes, Cris struggles in the murky, deceptive labyrinth of the Vatican. Propelled forward by a past he can’t understand, Cris collides with Alain, and both men crash headfirst into the darkest secret of the Vatican…and of the world.

Find Tal Bauer Here:  InternetFacebook, NineStar Press.

Pick up A Time to Rise at Amazon – here.  Pick up Enemies of the State at Amazon – here.

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

Note:  I received a copy of this book directly from the author.

Wicked Burn (The Realm Enforcers Book 3) by Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti’s Paranormal Romance Wicked Burn is fast passed, action packed, full of fire, witches, demons, enforcers, bear shifters and even a few vampires.  It will leave you breathless and definitely wanting and needing more.

Wicked Burn releases June 7, 2016

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My Five Star Review:

Wicked Burn is the story of Nicholas Veis (Pure-bred Demon) and Simone Brightston (Member of the Coven Nine) and cousin to three lethal Coven Nine Enforcers.  The story picks up exactly where Wicked Edge leaves off.  Simone is in trouble and Nic will do what ever it takes to keep her safe even with their difficult history.   This book is full of action, adventure, blow your mind moments and a need to stalk Rebecca’s Facebook page and hound her until the next book comes out because you will literally want it ASAP!

So, lets see if I can give you a taste of this book without including any spoilers.

The book starts 100 years in the past with a visit from a Prophet.  Jump to the future and Nic pulls up on his Ducati to get Simone to safety.  They run into grizzly bears and Bear the leader of the entire bear shifter nation.  They end up in Ireland and on trial in front of the Coven Nine.  Secrets are revealed.  Really big secrets. Escapes are made.  Enforcers, Witches, Demons, Vampires and even Bear takes you on a roller coaster ride that you will not want to get off. I ended up loving someone I totally despised and falling more in love with all of Rebecca’s characters.

You MUST and it’s a big MUST, read Wicked Ride and Wicked Edge before this one and I would highly recommend you read The Dark Protector Series first.  Rebecca’s writing is amazing and she has a way of tying these two series together very beautifully.

At the end of Wicked Burn in a brand new Novella called Talen.   Talen and is mate Cara were featured in the first Dark Protectors book, Fated and happen to be my favorite couple.  This Novella takes place after the war is over. (That’s a little tiny spoiler but if you listen to Talen, he will tell you war is never truly over.)  Talen and Cara are dealing with the “what’s next” in their lives.  Cara wants to do one thing and Talen says,  I don’t think so.  You are mine to protect always. And I’m totally paraphrasing here.  They are a little off and work out their “issues” (issues is really not a great word to use here but) in a totally Talen and Cara way that was absolutely amazing and totally them.  Appearances are made by Garrett (their son), his BFF Logan (brother to Zane the leader of the demon nation) and even Terrent (head of the wolf nation) and Maggie (his mate) make a brief appearance.

I would highly recommend both of these series and look forward to reading more about these amazing characters in the future!

More About Wicked Burn:

Simone Brightston knows she can beat the rap her enemies are pinning on her. An Irish witch is nobody’s fool, and she didn’t get to her position on the high council without serious power. But her cousins want her to hide out–and they somehow convinced her arch nemesis to play getaway driver.

Of all the men she’s known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. With his demon-dark eyes and his inscrutable beauty, he’s as desirable as he is dangerous. And he knows better than to underestimate Simone. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, she grabs a handful of jacket and holds on tight. Running from the law may not be the smartest plan. But when it comes to Nick, hot pursuit and a blazing fast ride are exactly what Simone’s looking for . . .

 

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Reading Order for Realm Enforcers Series: 

Wicked Ride (Book 1) Click here to read my review.

Wicked Edge (Book 2) Click here to read my review.

Wicked Burn (Book 3) Coming June 7, 2016.

Start at the beginning with the Dark Protectors Series:  (Read before the Realm Enforcers Series.)

Fated

Claimed

Tempted – Novella

Hunted

Consumed

Provoked

Twisted – Novella

Shadowed

Tamed – Novella

Marked

Find Rebecca Zanetti here: WebsiteFacebookGoodreads.

A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley.

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf