Review: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling, #15.5)

Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5) by Nalini Singh

Published: August 23rd 2016

Purchased from: Amazon

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Synopsis:

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible…

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander…

Dorian
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play…

Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries…

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Review:

This is a book for someone who has read most if not all of the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. If you haven’t gotten into the series then you will not enjoy this lovely set of novellas. It would be also better if you are caught up on the series as it does give some minor spoilers about who ended up with who from several of the books.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The novellas are each a quick read and I was able to finish this book in no time at all. I enjoyed meeting the new characters and seeing them fall in love with the one they should be with. Each story is unique and interesting. They each flowed with such ease that it made them very enjoyable reads.

Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors and her books are always on my preorder list. This Psy-Changeling series is perfect for those who love a good romance in a alternative world.

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Coloring Book Review – Classic Coloring: Jane Austen

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Classic Coloring: Jane Austen (Adult Coloring Book) by Abrams Noterie (Author), Anita Rundles (Illustrator)

Published June 14 2016

Purchased from Amazon

Details:

Iconic scenes and witticisms from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Jane Austen’s other writings come to life in this intricately illustrated coloring book. It contains 55 line drawings printed on single-sided, heavy paper stock that is suitable for colored pencils, watercolors, and markers. Teacups, lace, ball gowns, and fans mingle with hand-lettered renderings of Austen’s wise and often deliciously sarcastic quotes. Each page is a removable work of art that can be colored in and displayed in a standard-size frame, perfect for adorning the walls and shelves of any Austen fan.

112 pages/ 55 Removable Coloring Plates

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I have been a fan of Jane Austen’s books since I was a child when my Mom introduced them to me. When I found this coloring I immediately had to get a copy. I am so happy that I did. I love the quality of the book and the pictures are perfect for coloring.

Below is a sample of some of the pages you will find inside this lovely coloring book…

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I hope you enjoyed the preview inside what just might be one of my favorite coloring books. I can’t wait to get start coloring in it!

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Adult Coloring Review: SiVO Vivid Colour Pencils Box Set of 36

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SiVO Vivid Colour Pencils Box Set of 36

Purchased from Amazon

Details:

  • 36 Vibrant Shades
  • 4mm Lead Thickness
  • Premium Gold 7 Silver Colour Round Pencils
  • Vibrant colors bring drawings to life.
  • Superior lead quality resists breakage

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I came across this new set of colored pencils and I had to try them out. I have never heard of this brand before so I figured if I didn’t like them one of my kids could use them.

They arrived well packaged and quickly.

BTW – I am not an artist, I am just a coloring enthusiast.

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I tried them out of this page of sunflowers. I used 9 different colors and while coloring two of the leds broke. I easily resharpened them and now they are working just fine.

These colored pencils do not have names or numbers for their colors which I wish they did. They have a nice weight to them, are easy to hold and grip and appear to be well made.

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You can see what happened when I blended these pencils with some Gamsol and using blending stumps. I am very pleased with the results and actually I am quite surprises they blended so well. For the price these are really good color pencils to have.

I will be adding them to my collection of favorite colored pencils to use!

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Excerpt: Malediction by J.D. Lexx

Malediction by J.D. Lexx

Series: Crimson Confessions, #1 Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: March 20, 2016

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Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers of fantasy. Driven by painful reminders of opportunity left unseized, he roams, tirelessly seeking the next in a growing collection of Crimson Confessions. Yet these tales of conquest and seduction which have brought such notoriety are merely bait for a more transcendent prey. The one he truly stalks is infinitely more elusive, and lethal in her charms. To win her over, and write the happy ending to this unfinished story, an infamous collector of secrets must now lay his own bare for all to see. Chasing a trail of enticing exploits stretching from Sin City to Prague, every stop leads him back to the beginning…and one step closer to her.

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Determined to retake control, I feathered a caress over the sloping muscle of her abdomen while fighting to my last breath the urge to explore her body further. As I took one step back to unsteady her balance, she instantly countered, throwing her palms against the wall behind her and launching the both of us backward. On the far side of the hall, we slammed with a crash so violent that it dislodged a pair of antique mirrors from their mounts. Moments later, I finished the job. As I shook off the impact of not one, but two bodies, she dropped to the ground, ripping my belt away and heaving it down the staircase. For a passing second, I humored the desire to leave her there on her knees, at the mercy of the beast she seemed determined to unleash. Any longer, however, and she risked getting herself into real trouble. With a grunt of reluctance, I lifted her to her feet and spun her hard against the wall. This time, both mirrors collapsed under the force of the blow, unleashing a deafening roar to each side as bronze frames hit the floor and rained shards of glass over ancient oak. Looking to one side and then the other while helplessly bound by my grasp, she shook her head and spoke softly, “Fourteen years of bad luck. I hope I’m worth it.” “You better be.” I pressed her firmly to the paneling with an added shove for emphasis, and then raked slowly up her sides. Keeping her shoulders glued to the wall, her lower body began to buck as the random whimper escaped her lips. Eventually, every inch struggled to break free and lurch forward for my lips but I allowed nothing on her terms. With a punishing tug of her hair, I held her still and licked a trail up the warm pulse of her neck. Near enough to taste her lips, I leaned in to stake my claim with that first deep kiss, mangling her blouse in desperation I could no longer control. With a starved tug of fabric, the top two buttons flew free to bounce across the floor, just as the resurrected power grid kindled a soft amber glow. While my eyes adjusted, I caught a first glimpse of the crucifix revealed by my assault. I can’t tell you how long it kept me at bay as the receding darkness left me once again accountable for my craving. For the first time that evening, I looked into her eyes, squarely and honestly, and reaped all the shame that she had sown. In the rekindled lamp light, I saw only a young girl, and the trust I had so long refused to break. “I have to get back,” I said, dropping my guilt-laden gaze to the floor. To this day, those words stand among the most difficult I’ve ever uttered. I knew perfectly well the repercussions they would echo, if not for how long they would do so. No longer had I sacrificed my opportunity for her unwitting benefit. I had now formally rejected it. Fourteen years of bad luck, indeed… As I turned to leave her trembling in the hallway, I feared the curse may have already taken hold. The moment I stepped again into solitude, that fear gave way to certainty. With a broken breath, I stepped to the bedside to take an icy hand in my own, realizing immediately that I’d returned just minutes too late. I collapsed back into my seat and buried a roar of resignation deep between my palms, grudgingly accepting the unpalatable truth that I had failed not one, but two vows that evening. booktrailer

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“Malediction is a creatively written masterpiece.. I was not sure what to expect but Wow!!” –Rachel Jones

“An original uniquely written story that is guaranteed to command your attention from beginning to end!!” –Missy Harton

“This book was a pleasure to read from cover to cover and one that I will most definitely read again…yes, it’s that good.” –Julie Cameron

“Wow is right I’m totally in awe of this Authors way of writing. From the first page to the last I was engrossed in this very erotic story, which by the way I read in one sitting. I highly recommend this book.” –Patti Cortez-Bell

“This Book is Erotic , Dark, and Sensual you will love every page. Its a sophisticated read that will raise your level of reading to the highest notch.” —Pwest

“If a curse can be an addiction then “Malediction” is drug for the senses. J.D. Lexx invites you into a world that stamps your emotional passport, the emblem of his world is indelible.” –D.K. Silver

“The way the story is told is so completely rare and eloquent. It is another example of creativity in its finest form. Keep writing, Mr. Lexx. I CRAVE more from you. ;-)” –Kari Nappi


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International attorney, award-winning journalist and last of a modest raconteur bloodline, J.D. Lexx has been a storyteller for most of his life and a student of humanity for even longer. Perhaps it’s no wonder that he takes such pleasure in the subtle tease of the written word, in kindling curiosity with every shared tale, then daring the imagination to continue on beyond The End. A traveler by nature, Lexx spends most of his time between the frenzied streets of New York and the slower pace of New Orleans’ Vieux Carre´. When not exploring the sensual psyche through his writing, he can usually be found honing his skills in the kitchen or working alongside charitable organizations to promote literacy and tolerance– two causes not only reflected in his work, but forever dear to his heart.


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Cover Reveal: The Last Winter Moon (The Cycle of the Six Moons #3) by Adelle Yeung

The Last Winter Moon (The Cycle of the Six Moons #3)
by Adelle Yeung
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 10th 2016


Summary from Goodreads:

The Goddess of Starrs has vanished…
 
Arriscyal has fallen…
 
Gediyon is missing…
 
Dreana holds the answers to everyone’s pasts…
 
When Michelle returns to Starrs, the world is in chaos. No one knows who to trust, and even faith in their Goddess has dwindled. Michelle must reveal the truth of the Cycle; only then can she hope to unite everyone.
 
The Sixth Moon looms overhead. The end of the Cycle is nigh. Michelle and Jayse must stop it once and for all.
 
Previous Books in the Series (click on images for Goodreads links):
 
 
About the Author
Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.

She is also a voice-over artist who can’t go a day without a cup of tea. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.



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Review: Trouble Walks In (The McGuire Brothers #2) by Sara Humphreys

Trouble Walks In (The McGuire Brothers, #2)

Trouble Walks In (The McGuire Brothers #2) by Sara Humphreys

Published: August 2 2016

Purchased from: Amazon

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Synopsis:

Big city K-9 cop Ronan McGuire loves women, loves his dog, loves his job – but when old flame Maddy Morgan moves into his jurisdiction, he can’t think about anyone else.
Ronan knows she’s way out of his league, but he’s determined to help Maddy live life to the fullest.

Maddy has immersed herself in work and swiftly made a name for herself in the hot New York City real estate market. She’s looking for safety, not love, but Ronan McGuire is as persistent as he is sexy, and his crooked smile is hard to resist. But all other concerns are wiped away when Maddy goes missing and Ronan and his bloodhound K-9 partner are tasked with finding her and bringing her home.

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Review:

After reading the first book in The McGuire Brothers series I knew I had to read this as well. Sarah Humphreys’ books are fun and entreating. They are really the perfect way to spend a hot summer day!

Maddy’s boyfriend of ten years was a firefighter and he died on the job. So she leaves and moves to NYC to escape her grief. Ronan McGuire also lives in NYC and is a K-9 cop. They grew up together and Ronan has always had feelings for her…

Now that her grieving is over Maddy is starting to see Ronan with new eyes. Life keep throwing them together so they are able to spend time together and to really get to know who they are now. But Ronan has a dangerous job. Does Maddy want to give her heart to another man who might die while serving his community?

I normally don’t read romantic suspense but this story worked so well. There was enough of both to keep me from putting it down.

*I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I was not paid for this post and all opinions and experiences are my own. I look forward to reading whatever Ms. Humphreys’ has for us next!

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Book one Brave the Heat is also available:

Brave the Heat (The McGuire Brothers) by [Humphreys, Sara]