Saturday, March 30, 2013

ARC Review: Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume II: The Contract by Lisa Renee Jones


In the second sultry e-short of excerpts from Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Rebecca is faced with a contract to be a submissive that she doesn’t want to sign—and her would-be Master has unusual methods of convincing her…

Excerpt:

Sunday, March 7th, 2012

Dangerous.
For months I’ve had dreams and nightmares about how perfectly he personifies the word. Sleep-laden, alternate realities where I can vividly smell his musky male scent, feel his hard body against mine. Taste the sweet and sensuous flavor of him-–like milk chocolate with its silky demand that I indulge in one more bite. And another. So good I’d forgotten there’s a price for overindulgence. And there is a price. There is always a price. I was reminded of this life lesson on Saturday night. And I know now, no matter what he says, no matter what he does, I cannot--will not--see him again.
It started out as any other erotic adventure with him. Unpredictable. Exciting. I barely remember where it all went wrong. How it took such a dark turn.
He’d ordered me to undress and sit on the mattress, against the headboard, my legs spread wide for his viewing. Naked before him, open to him, I was vulnerable and quivering with need. Never in my life had I taken orders from a man; most certainly I had never thought I would quiver with anything. But I did for him.
If Saturday night proved anything, it was that once I was with him, under his spell, he could demand anything of me, and I’d comply. He could push me to the edge, to unbelievable places I’d never thought I would go. Exactly why I can’t see him again. He makes me feel possessed, and what is so disconcerting about this feeling is that I like it. I can hardly wrap my mind around allowing such a thing, though I burn for it. But when I saw him standing at the end of the bed Saturday night, all broad and thick with sinewy muscle, his cock jutting forward, there was nothing but that need.
He was magnificent. Really, truly the most gorgeous man I’ve ever known. Instant lust exploded inside me. I wanted to feel him close to me, to feel him touch me. To touch him. But I know now not to touch him without his permission. And I know not to beg him to let me. 
I’ve learned my lesson from past encounters. He enjoys the vulnerability of a plea far too much. Enjoys withholding his pleasures, until I am nearly quaking with the burn of my body. Until I am liquid heat and tears. He likes that power over me. He likes full control. I should hate him. Sometimes, I think I love him.
It was the blindfold that should have warned me I was headed toward a place of no return. Thinking back, I believe it did. He tossed it on the bed, a dare, and instantly a shiver chased a path up and down my spine. The idea of not being able to see what was happening to me should have aroused me-–it did arouse me. But for reasons I didn’t understand at the time, it also frightened me. I was scared and I hesitated.
This did not please him. He told me so, in that deep, rich, baritone voice that makes me quiver uncontrollably. The need to please him had been so compelling. I put on the blindfold. 
I was rewarded by the shift of the mattress. He was coming to me. Soon, I knew I would come, too. His hands slid possessively up my calves, over my thighs. And damn him, stopped just before my place of need.
 What came next was a shadowy whirlwind of sensation. He pulled me onto my back, flat against the mattress. I knew satisfaction was seconds away. Soon he would enter me. Soon I would have what I needed. But to my distress, he moved away.
It was then that I was sure I’d heard the click of a lock. It jolted me to a sitting position, and I called out his name, fearful he was leaving. Certain that I’d done something wrong. Then relieved when his hand flattened on my stomach. I’d imagined the sound of the lock. I must have. But I couldn’t shake the subtle shift in the air then, the raw lust and menace consuming the room that didn’t feel like him. It was a thought easily forgotten when he settled heavy between my thighs, his strong hands lifting my arms over my head, his breath warm on my neck--his body heavy, perfect.
Somehow, a silk tie wrapped around my wrists and my arms were tied to the bed frame. It never occurred to me that he could not have done this on his own. That he was on top of me, unable to manipulate my arms. But then, he was manipulating my body, my mind, and I was his willing victim.
He lifted his body from mine, and I whimpered, unable to reach for him. Again silence. And the whisk of fabric. More strange sounds. Long seconds ticked by, and I remember the chill that snaked across my skin. The feeling of dread that had balled in my stomach.
And then, the moment I know I will die remembering. The moment when the steel of a blade touched my lips. The moment that he promised there was pleasure in pain. The moment when the blade traveled along my skin with the proof he would be true to his words. And I knew then that I had been wrong. He was not dangerous. Nor was he chocolate. He was lethal, a drug, and I feared… 

Book Details:
Kindle File Size: 559 KB
Print Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star (February 18, 2013)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
ASIN: B00AYIDV2M

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ARC Review Copy Courtesy Of:

Lisa Renee Jones, Author, in exchange for an honest review.  No money changed hands nor was Sapphyria compensated in any way.  All opinions expressed are her own.

Saph's Review:

ARC Review: "Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction" (Inside Out Novella, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones can be found here: http://saphssteamybooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/arc-review-rebeccas-lost-journals.html

"Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume II: The Contract" is the second novella in a 4 part series related to the full length Inside Out Trilogy.

As like Volume 1, this novella is written in true journal entry style; with month, day, and year designators. Rebecca has been offered a contract by her would-be master.  I seriously thought it was Mark when I read Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume I: The Seduction but I re-read both Volumes again and our Ms. Lisa Renee Jones is a very, very sneaky author.  She does an excellent job introducing all of her male characters into the story and alluding to the fact that each and every one of them could be the Master.

In Volume II, Rebecca mulls over the contract - the contents of it and what it would mean to fully submit to the demands therein.  How much of her own life, independence, and freedom will she lose?  Is she willing to share - or be shared?  If she declines the Dom/Sub lifestyle, will she be able to keep her mystery man in her life?  So many questions and yet it comes down to one yes-or-no answer.

This is another well-written novella that brings us no further to knowing the identity of Rebecca's pursuer.  Well played Lisa! Well played indeed!

Saph's Rating:


About the Author:


Bestselling author Lisa Renée Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which will debut internationally across many countries in 2013. Booklist says that Jones’ suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Alpha, military, and paranormal romance readers will want Jones’ entire series. (About the Zodius Series — Storm that is Sterling)

In 2003, award winning author Lisa Renée Jones sold her Austin, Texas based multi-state staffing agency and has since published over thirty novels and novellas across several genres. Her staffing agency LRJ Staffing was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Her debuts with Blaze and Nocturne hit Bookscan’s Top 100 list and her Blaze Hot Zone trilogy made a showing on the list in 2011 also.





Friday, March 29, 2013

ARC Review / Giveaway: "Wicked Lies" (A Dark Mission Novella) by Karina Cooper (Presented by Bewitching Book Tours)



Jonas Stone has been given his first independent operation: rescue the insurrection leader’s imprisoned grandson from the Mission. Getting the job done means more than getting Danny Granger out-it means staying with him while he heals. Staying too close, for way too long. 

Danny is everything Jonas isn’t: confident, optimistic, honest--a man to be reckoned with. If only it didn’t mean going against everything Jonas has planned. He’s kept his secrets for years, hid behind a mask no one could see through...until now. Danny isn’t the kind of man Jonas deserves. But he might be exactly the man he needs...

Book Details:

Wicked Lies
A Dark Mission Novella 
Karina Cooper 

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Avon’s first male-male romance) 

Publisher: Avon Impulse 

Date of Publication: 3/5/2013 

ISBN: 9780062126733 
ASIN: B0092QPCXS 

Number of pages: 112 
Word Count: 29,159 

Formats available: e-book 

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Review Copy Courtesy Of:  AVON Books: An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Saph's ARC Review:

The DARK MISSION series so far…. 

The streets of New Seattle have become a battleground between the Holy Order's agents and the witches persecuted in the name of "keeping of the peace". Battle-lines are shifting, good and evil not nearly so clear-cut as witches and rogue hunters have banded together in an uncertain alliance with rebels determined to peel back layers of conspiracy that go back decades before the cataclysm that changed the world forever. The Order has made its move, overthrowing the city government in a bloody coup, and present-viewer Jessie, ex-hunter Silas, newly minted witch Naomi, the felon Phin Clarke, seer Caleb and genetically enhanced witch Juliet are suddenly thrown together with the displaced Mission Director Parker Adams and Simon, a double-agent whose witch genes are slowly killing him. The rebels need to gain some ground, get back their imprisoned people, or this will be the shortest rebellion in history.

This is my first M/M review. I'll be honest, I wasn't really sure it would be my cup of tea going in. I'm glad I stepped outside my comfort zone and took a chance.  I wasn't really sure what to expect but what I read was not it.  Instead of being uncomfortable reading about Jonas and Danny, I was enthralled.

The Catholic Church and the government have teamed up to capture all witches in the area to enslave and use.   There is a rebellion underway to take down this horrible organization and rescue all of the prisoners.  When Jonas Stone is recruited by May, the leader of the rebellion, to rescue her captured grandson, Danny Granger, he figures its going to be all in a day's work.  Little did he know that watching the "kid" as he's tortured and abused would cause such stirring feelings and huge reaction from within.  Jonas has always done what's been needed to comfort a rescue during the missing - flirt with a woman, etc. - but he didn't realize that flirting with an known man would feel so....right.  This isn't his first encounter with a man but he doesn't usually get attached or stick around for long in a relationship.  Danny, he feels, could be different.  

Wicked Lies has proved to be a super novella.  The strength of Jonas (due to past injuries) and of Danny (due to current injuries) is admirable.  They each have stories and secrets.  Their interactions are tender at times and I found both characters to be very likable.  Their romance isn't overly graphic or pushed down your throat.  The author does a great job with this novella and provides good dialogue, good descriptive scenes, and a good plot.

Please note that this book contains a 2-male relationship.  If you aren't sure about it (and aren't willing to step outside your comfort zone), or are against these types of relationships on moral grounds or whatever, please don't purchase this book.  If you can be objective, keep an open mind, and read the book for what it is, and not let the sexual preferences of the characters distort your views, then please, purchase this book.

Saph's Rating:



Book Dedication:

For my Uncle Stephen. You were the first man in my life who bravely came out to me, and who paved the way for me to be myself. I loved you so much before, and I love you just as much now. 

You are my inspiration. 

And for every gay, lesbian, bi-, trans-, queer, and questioning youth out there. Life can be hard, sometimes it can get mean. There will be days when you feel like it’s impossible, but I want you to know that there are people like me out here who support you. I promise : it gets better. 

Excerpt 

Chapter One 

A blue-white light flickered in the dark. Sparks glinted off the tool racks bolted to the wall across the shadowed room, reflected from the metal braces left leaning against the desk. As silence—mind-numbingly loud, thick as water, and twice as hard to breathe—filled the narrow room, that blue-white light caught in the circular lenses of a pair of glasses and threw a glare across the screen. 

Jonas Stone stirred. “It has to be now,” he said, his voice too loud in the oppressive weight of the shadows behind him. He couldn’t look away from the feed spilling its incandescent glow over his desk, his keyboard. 

His conscience. 

Because the man framed in that digital feed—the kid strapped to the chair dead center of the surveillance footage—wasn’t the first suspected heretic to sit there. To sweat there. 

To bleed. 

“Be sure, Jonas. We get one shot at this.” 

His brain wanted to look at the comm unit beside his left hand. His body refused to obey, every cell focused on the prisoner’s dark, drooping head. Scarred fingers twitched, knuckles whitening, and Jonas frowned as he realized his right hand had closed into a painful fist. 

It had to be now. The kid wouldn’t last much longer. 

“There’s no alternative,” he replied. “We’re not going to get another opening soon enough to .” He hesitated. 

The voice over the comm link didn’t waver. Not even a fracture. “Soon enough to save him.” 

Only through recent experience did Jonas know that the raspy, lifetime-pack-a-day voice coming out of the secure line belonged to a woman named May. Leader of a rebellion that had saved Jonas’s life, and the perpetrator behind a string of hacking jobs that left Jonas seriously reconsidering a career shift before the Church had made that choice for him. 

The fact that she was very, very good was all that kept him from throwing in the towel now. 

But he’d never met her in person. Hell, he’d never met the prisoner now struggling to raise his head in Jonas’s feed, either. Instead, all he had was a picture in a box, a hacked security feed, and too many hours spent staring at the incandescent screen until his eyeballs throbbed and the vicious curl of helplessness inside him turned to a spiraling ache. 

That boy didn’t belong in that kind of interrogation room. 

A single light, faded blue, gleamed over shoulders broader than Jonas’s, but not by much. The prisoner was athletically lean where Jonas was simply skinny. The narrowly defined muscles of his chest were outlined by the stained remains of a thin, long-sleeve shirt. Blood and sweat had turned it nearly brown. His slumped shoulders strained against the restraints confining him to the hard metal chair, a position not just awkward but painful as hell. Jonas hadn’t seen his face for over an hour. 

He didn’t have to. He knew what he’d see when—if—the kid raised his chin again. 

Blood caked into a ridged scab across the fine slash of his upper lip, under his broad nose and over a determinedly sculpted chin. He’d see the blackened stains of it dried into the man’s ears, blending into his dark brown hair. Even now, that greasy fringe flopped over his forehead, long since sweating off the gel that had held it into its fashionable spikes. The longest of the textured strands would slide into one swollen eye, if it ever opened again. 

The prisoner had eyes the color of the computer-lit confines of the places Jonas preferred to inhabit. Almost black, even without pain stripping them to an endless void. When open, those eyes all but crackled with an intensity that could take a lesser man’s objectivity away in a single glance. Like a hungry kid or a kicked puppy. 

Or a man on the edge of desperation. 

Jonas’s chest kicked. 

“Let me know when your people are ready.” He didn’t bother hiding the raw regret in his voice. He’d felt a lot of it, lately. After all, he used to be the man who helped put people into rooms just like that. 

“Fine.” May’s voice cracked. Flattened. “I’m trusting you, Jonas.” 

“I know.” They always did. “Let me try. I’m positive I can get him out. They won’t expect it this soon.” 

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About the Author: 

Born from the genetic mash-up of lesser royalty, storytellers, wanderers and dreamers, KARINA COOPER was destined to be a creative genius. As a child, she moved all over the country like some kind of waifish blonde gypsy and thrived in the new cultures her family settled in. When she (finally) grew up, she skipped the whole genius part and fell in love with writing because, really, who doesn’t love making things up for a living? 

One part romance fanatic, one part total dork, and all imagination, she writes dark and sexy paranormal romance and urban fantasy. When she isn’t writing, Karina is an airship captain’s wife and Steampunk fashionista. She lives in the beautiful and rainy Pacific Northwest with a husband, four cats, two rabbits, the fantasy of a dog, and a passel of adopted gamer geeks. 



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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Trailer Tour with Giveaway: See Me (Rise, Book 1) by Natalie-Nicole Bates (Presented by FMB Promotions)


Title: See Me
Series: Rise, Book 1
Author: Natalie-Nicole Bates
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Leap of Faith
Format: Ebook
Length: 22,000 words

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Book Description:

Carly Anders  is hearing voices in her head. Another one of her kind is trying to contact her. She knows of the malevolent freaks—others who are eternal like her and seek out the weak to inflict pain upon. For years, Carly has held up huge protective walls to keep herself and her secrets safe. Now, physically and mentally exhausted, Carly needs protection and rest.

She accepts the invitation to visit an internet friend who needs help appraising a collection of antique photographs.  The situation is not ideal, but Carly hopes a male presence in her life will deter the determined suitor who haunts her thoughts and dreams.

Daniel Tremont is not what Carly is expecting.

The former funeral director has a secret of his own. Not only is he eternal like Carly, he is her creation from all those years before—her abomination she thought she killed.

Daniel has been searching for Carly for years. He knows she is the piece of his life that he has been missing for so long. Now that he has found her, he has no intentions of letting her go. 


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

VBT: Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3) by Amanda J. Greene (Presented by FMB Promotions)

 

Title: Caressed by a Crimson Moon

Series: Rulers of Darkness #3
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Ebook
Length: Approx. 104,000

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Book Description:

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

About the Author:

Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a full time university student who works part time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VBT ~ Spotlight: Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart (Presented by Bewitching Book Tours)


A New Adult Contemporary Romance, featuring Nina Poppins, a flight attendant, who can’t decide if she wants the sexy co-pilot or the yummy engineer… and ends up having both.

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By day, Nina Poppins is a professional flight attendant, who lives to travel, and isn’t afraid to chase her dreams. By night, she’s an award winning salsa dancer who wears sexy corsets and garter belts. She keeps her two lives separate, and none of her colleagues suspect that cool, demure Nina has a hot, spicy side.

Liam Mikin is a co-pilot who can get any air-hostess he wants with one blazing look of his blue eyes. But for some reason he can’t get Nina. He senses there’s more to her beneath the professional cool shell, and he’s determined to find out what it is.

Nikolai Rivers is an aircraft engineer who can dance as well as Nina and enjoys getting hot and heavy with her on the dance floor. But frustration chafes him at being held at arm’s length. However, his opportunity to break her exterior comes when an airplane malfunctions on a flight to Samoa, stranding all the crew on the Pacific island indefinitely.

Liam and Nikolai see each other as a challenge and start a race to be the first to break Nina’s aloofness, but what they didn’t count on was falling for her, or worse, having to share….

Coffee and Cockpits
Jade Hart

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date:  Coming Soon

Author Bio:

Jade Hart is a self-confessed book worm who is happiest glued to a lap-top with an eternal battery life, and typing up stories running rampant in her head. 

Her three favorite things are: 

1. Unlimited books on an Ebook Reader
2. Cracking the sugar on a creme brulee
3. Travelling 

Jade currently resides in Middle-Earth, but has lived in Australia, England, and Hong Kong. 

She writes New Adult 'smexy' fiction. 


Twitter: @jadehart8 





Monday, March 25, 2013

VBT~ ARC Review: "The Chosen" (The Legend Chronicles, Book #3) by Theresa Meyers (Presented by Bewitching Book Tours)


The Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight...

A Walk On The Wild Side

Attorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil—so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it.

Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all...


The Chosen
The Legend Chronicles series, Book Three
Theresa Meyers

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Steampunk
Publisher: Kensington, Zebra
Date of Publication: March 4, 2013

ISBN-10: 142012126X
ISBN-13: 978-1420121261

ASIN: B009L93H2E

Number of pages: 352 pages (also includes the ebook about Marley, The Inventor, for the first time in print in the back of this book)

Review Copy Courtesy Of:  Kensington Publishing via Netgalley.

Purchase Links:
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Excerpt from The Chosen by Theresa Meyers

He’d briefly toyed with the idea of putting the iron shifter restraining cuff back on her, but thought better of it. Doing so only would have broken the fragile sense of trust beginning to build between them. And he did have to admit, she’d been both a mountain lion and a hellhound and hadn’t ripped him apart either time. That had to count for something.
“Is your mount suitable, Miss McGee?”
She turned for a moment and looked at him. “You know you ain’t got to be all stiff and formal with me; you might as well call me China.”
An unwanted wash of something hot and acidic roiled in his gut. “Colt called you China.”
She huffed. “Well, it’s my name, dammit. What else was he supposed to call me?”
He raised a brow. “I take it by your tone that you are no longer enamored of my brother.”
“If that means I ain’t after him no more, then you got it right.”
Interesting. And dangerous. For both of them. “And why is that?”
“Colt made it plain he don’t have no more use for me. He’s got that red-headed tramp Darkin of his now to help him find the piece of the Book he’s hunting.”
Remington resisted the urge to chuckle. Clearly China was feeling scorned, and his amusement would only add to her humiliation and pain. Neither of which he wanted to do. He needed her to be focused.
He needed to be focused.
He’d long ago determined the best course of action with a woman who was heart hurt was to reassure her of her desirability. Wait. The horse slowed, sensing his hesitation. What the hell did he think he was doing? And when had he started thinking of China as a woman rather than a Darkin? He shook his head to clear it. She was Darkin, and a powerful one at that. He’d do best to remember it before something dreadful happened. He shouldn’t be worrying about her emotional state, and he’d damn well get his own under firm control.
“Something wrong?”
Remington swiveled his gaze to her. The hot evening desert wind caught her hair, sending it into a swirl of blond satin ribbons behind her head as she rode beside him. Her sun-kissed skin gave her a healthy glow and made the gray in her eyes turn at times a silvery sage green color. He realized with a start the point he’d been duped into thinking of her as female—the moment he’d seen her in the cell, dirt, grime, and all. She’d been too angelic looking to be something damned and vicious as he’d been raised to believe all Darkin were.
“Why you lookin’ at me like that?” Her words came out velvet soft, very nearly a purr.
“Pardon?”
“Why you lookin’ at me like I’m the last swig of water in the canteen? All needy-like.”
He gave her a tilting half smile, nothing serious, nothing too comic, so she’d believe he made light of the situation. “A man can’t enjoy a beautiful view?”
A delightful pink color suffused her cheeks. “Is that all? ’Cause I could’ve sworn you looked like you had thoughts running through your head.”
Remington knew better than to bait her, but he could hardly help himself. Letting anyone get the last word just wasn’t in his nature. He liked to win. “What kind of thoughts?”
“Thoughts like you were wondering what exactly happened between me and Colt.”
Remington frowned. “Frankly that’s the last thing I’d like to discuss.”
China snorted. “Hit a sore spot?”
Remington centered himself, shoving down the boil of emotion until he was calm, cool, and collected. “What happened between the two of you is immaterial to our mission. I need you, and you need me to locate and obtain the Book. Simple. Easy. Neat and clean. End of story.”
She snorted again and muttered under her breath. “Ain’t nothin’ that simple and easy.”
 
Saph's Review:

You may read my reviews of Book 1 and 2 by following these links:

The Hunter, Book 1

The Slayer, Book 2

Steampunk + Old West = A Wild and Steamy Ride.

Once upon a time, in Arizona Territory sometime in 1883, there were 3 brothers; Colt, Winchester, and Remington. They were known as Hunters.

Book Three in the Legend Chronicles series focuses on Remington Jackson and his part in the quest to retrieve sections of the Book of Legend.  He is a part-time lawyer, part-time Hunter, and all sorts of sexy.

This final installment of the The Legend Chronicles brings together Remington (the middle brother) and China  McGee as unlikely partners in the quest to locate his assigned section of the Book of Legend.  All three books in the series are fantastically woven together.  They happen almost simultaneously and the overlapping  of scenes continues:

(Here is part of my review from Book Two):
Book Two actually overlaps certain sections of Book One.  We see parts of Book One that were originally told from the points-of-view of both Colt and Lilly, rewritten in Book Two and told from the points-of-view of Winchester and his vampire companion Alexandra.

China is a very intriguing character.  She is the former partner of Colt, Remington's younger brother.  Again, as in the first two installments, we have a Hunter partnered up with what is supposed to be the being that they hunt ~ The Darkin!  China is a shape shifter who gets tossed into jail after Colt sets her up....this is discussed in Book One!  China is also harboring a secret (as did the other two heroines in The Hunter and The Slayer) and hers is a doozy.  She must stick close to Remy and make sure she's around for the reuniting of the Book of Legend.  But, of course there is an attraction that makes things a bit difficult.

The adventure in this book takes Remy and China to the Mayan Ruins in their quest to find the third piece of the Book.  The novel goes way beyond just searching for the last piece of the Book however; it is also the novel that brings all three brothers back together to reunite the book, closing the doors to Nyx and preventing Rathe from taking over the world.

I love the adventure mixed with steampunk-type elements.  We get a satisfying trilogy, sexy heroes, fun heroines, and lots of steamy scenes.  I won't spoil the ending....make sure you pick up all three books...you won't be disappointed!!

As I noted in the Book One and Book Two reviews:

This novel has a great combination of Steampunk, Romance, Adventure, and Paranormal elements.


Saph's Rating:


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The progeny of a slightly mad (NASA) scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned the family dining room into a library, Theresa Meyers learned early the value of a questioning mind, books and a good china teapot.

A former journalist and public relations officer, she found far more enjoyment using her writing skills to pen paranormal novels in the turret office of her Victorian home.

She’s spent nearly a quarter of a century with the boy who took her to the Prom, drinks tea with milk and sugar, is an adamant fan of the television show Supernatural, and has an indecent love of hats.

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