Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s Bane

The first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club. However, that’s a rule that Renee and Lee decided needed to be broken. Well, sorta. Alpha’s Bane has nothing to do with Chuck Palahniuk or Brad Pitt, but hey, there’s still a fight club involved, so it’s all good, right?

We’re once again back with the Tucson pack, headed by Garrett with his 3 friends, including Trey. As teenagers, they were all kicked out of the Phoenix pack by Garrett’s father. Because the guys were so popular, most of the younger wolves left Phoenix to move to Tucson with Garrett. Now, the Tucson pack is thriving and it’s starting to change from a frat pack to one with mated couples. Three of the 4 leading members of the pack have now mated, leaving Trey as the only one who hasn’t. But that’s OK with Trey, at least most of the time. He’s perfectly happy running his fight club and fighting once a week.

Trey’s fight club is in neutral territory, which allows any shifter to come in and fight. It’s a good place to handle any stress or conflict you might have with another shifter, and if you like to fight, well, there’s always someone there to fight with. It’s working reasonably well for Trey and for the Tucson pack at large. There’s one problem though, because it’s neutral, vamps are starting to come to the club too.

Sheridan is Garrett’s cousin, and high up in the Phoenix pack structure, as well as high up in the business that funds that pack. Her father and uncle, who is still the Alpha, have sent her to Tucson to shut down Trey’s fight club. There have been vampire related deaths, and people are starting to get curious. Then there’s the fact that there have been federal law enforcement agencies interested in the club. So, off goes Sheridan to shut it down. However, Trey and Sheridan have some history and it complicates things.

They were each other’s first everything, and then he betrayed her. She turned around and betrayed him right back. Because of what she did, most of the Tucson pack hates her, a lot. But she’s there to do a job, and she’s going to do it.

Poor Sheridan, I feel so sorry for her. I really do. She’s got her uncle and her father on one side of her, especially her father, who want her to be one way and jam her into that particular way to be. They expect her to be the perfect pack princess and do whatever they tell her. Then, there’s the other side of Sheridan. The one that she lets out on very rare occasions when she isn’t anywhere near her pack, and then shoves back into a little box and ties it up tightly so that it can’t escape when she’s at home, being Miss Prim and Proper and doing what she’s expected to do and being who she’s expected to be. Her father is a jackass of mammoth proportions and he needs his ass kicked so hard his butt cheeks act as earmuffs. And frankly, I want to know what right the Phoenix pack thinks they have that they can come down to Tucson and shut down anything that the Tucson pack is doing? Just because Garrett’s dad is the Alpha of Phoenix doesn’t make him the boss of Garrett.

Trey’s a good man, we’ve seen that in other books. But, even good men are blithering idiots sometimes, and Trey is so guilty of that. He thinks that he’s doing the right thing for everyone, but a lot of times, what you think is the right thing is the total wrong thing. And he’s been doing that for years, which just makes things worse. He needs to have his cranio-rectal inversion forcefully cured, and Sheridan is just the woman to do that.

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Yeah, I couldn’t resist, because damn, just look at how fiiiiine Brad Pitt is. He’s proper fit.

I loved it when Sheridan took Trey down, and then when she knocked over Grizz. It shocked the shit out of everyone when she did that, but it was fucking AWESOME! Lee and Renee write some kickass heroines, and that was just great.

I also love all of Sheridan’s outfits, especially the catsuit she wears to the vampire club. And what happens in the club.

I couldn’t believe that Trey did what he did. I mean, motherfucker. To do what you did and then just run? Sheridan should’ve had his cojones for earrings.

OK, go check out the whole series, there are all sorts of hot and steamy things going on in it. Happy reading!

Lee Savino-Beauty and the Lumberjacks

Lee Savino has given us a reverse harem full of lots of hot and sexy lumberjacks. Eight, to be precise. I know that I wouldn’t mind 8 lumberjacks, which could be a lot of fun. I’m pretty sure that Sierra doesn’t want to share with me though, so I’ll just have to imagine that I’m the one in Beauty and the Lumberjacks.

So, here we have Sierra, who is on the run. She was with a man in a motorcycle club, but somehow he ended up shot and she heard that they were going to blame her, so she ran. Now, weeks later, she’s at the end of her rope, the end of her money, and stuck where she is, not quite far enough out of the territory of the club so that she can’t be found. She’s resorted to having to beg the local sleazy strip club owner to let her dance, even though he’s turned her down before. She needs the money so that she can get further away. But when he doesn’t give her a chance again, she knows that she’s pretty much out of luck.

Lincoln runs a logging camp with 7 other big, burly guys. He doesn’t want to have his guys lose time all the time going down to the strip club. So, his solution is to contract a stripper to come in and spend the season with them. All they are paying her for is to dance, but if she wants to go above and beyond, well, they aren’t going to complain. But, the strip club owner turns him down. Luckily for him, Sierra overhears the owner telling Lincoln now. She runs after him and volunteers her services. Can it be volunteering if you are getting $10k? Doesn’t matter, she does it.

Lincoln is worried about the fact she looks like she’s about 12, but she proves she’s 21. She asks him to take her back to his hotel room so she can take a shower, and then she provides him with her qualifications for the job. So, he takes her back to camp where she meets Mason, Jagger, Saint, the twins Elon and Oren, and Roy and Tommy, who will be more than happy to just watch her dance.

At the heart of this book, it’s about family and relationships I think. It’s more than just hot sex, although there’s that. But it’s about what makes and family and how to make a relationship work whether there are 2 people or 9 people. I think that’s part of why I like the reverse harem books is because it’s interesting to me to watch how the relationships play out. Don’t get me wrong, I like the sex and the dark and kinky, but I also like the actual plot and working out the relationship stuff. And Lee does that really well. I love how free Sierra feels in herself and how confident she is most of the time. She likes sex and she’s not afraid to have it and not bothered by the fact that she is having it with all the guys.

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Oh Jagger. Poor sweet and idiotic Jagger. Did he not just stop to think for a minute? I felt so bad about that.

I kind of hated Mason at the beginning, but he turned into a good guy, even if they are having hate sex. I wouldn’t mind that kind of hate sex.

I love that Roy and Tommy are part of the family, even though they aren’t involved in the sex part. It just shows that there is more to making up a relationship than just sex.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Lee Savino & Golden Angel-Alien Captive

These two naughty authors got together to give us a really, really naughty book. Really, really, REALLY naughty. And OMFG hot. Alien Captive kept me captive from start to finish. It was almost enough to make me turn off my Kindle and put it away. But only almost. Or was it? Was it just a further reason to keep reading forever and ever, and to maybe not sleep because I was reading? I’ll never tell. You’ll just have to guess. But if I were you, I’d pay attention to what you’re reading, especially when it comes to Lee and Angel’s books.

Here’s how it goes. The Tsenturions are nearly extinct. The bad guys destroyed their planet when everyone should’ve been on planet. However, there was one ship that was not there, so they didn’t die. Now, for the past thousand years, they’ve been protecting the Jabols and fighting the Vgotha. When these guys die, their species is completely gone because they have no females. However, the Jabols have a plan for that. They have decided to take advantage of the e-reader and naughty book readers out there.

Dawn is a yoga instructor with very few connections to people. She lives alone, her family is dead, her house is the biggest connection she has, except for the mysterious e-reader she got in the mail. The e-reader that she has loaded up with all kinds of books by all kinds of authors, whose names are all mentioned in the book as her fave authors (and who I’ve all read, include Tracy St. John and her two cocked aliens). There’s also a series called the Tsenturion Trilogy. It’s a series about women who have been taken to be Tribute for the Tsenturions to help rebuild their race. Just as she finishes the series, again, there’s a huge storm and all of a sudden she sees a big flash of light.

Then she wakes up strapped to a table with an alien standing over her telling her that she has been selected to be a Tribute to the Tsenturion High Commander, Gavrill. And oh, to make sure that she’s ready for him, they’ve attached a Bride Training device which vibrates and trains her for him. Keeps her just on the edge for a very, very, very loooooong time.

Meanwhile, somewhere else in the galaxy, Gavrill and his crew are outside of a nebula watching for the Vgotha. Then he gets the message that his Tribute is ready. After arguing with Bogdan, his second, he decides that he’s going to go get her. When they meet, she passes out because of the strength of her orgasm around him. That’s a fucking great orgasm. Then they get all hot and dirty, and Dawn is introduced to his cock, and the seela. Basically, what we’re looking at is an alien cock with a flared head, almost like a cobra, within a nest of little tentacles, with one that would hit pretty much right at her clit. Yes, please.

There is a lot of mind-blowing sex going on. Pretty much exactly mind-blowing for Dawn, who passes out a couple of times from all the orgasms. I mean, dayum. But, for all of that amazing sex and magical tentacle cocks going on, there’s so much more to this story. Remember, this is a first contact situation all around, and think of all the complications that arise whenever any two new groups meet. It’s never easy. And it’s not any easier here, especially when you walk into a situation where it’s a ship full of boys who are wanting revenge and have wanted nothing but revenge for a millennium. (That’s just a fun word to say, don’t you think?) I love Medik, the ship’s doctor. He’s a kindly sort. I just want him to say I’m a doctor, not an engineer, physicist…. But that’s because I’m a huge geek, and I would totally laugh my ass off at it. What? My first love was scifi. My first crushes were Princess Leia and Han Solo. Give me a break.

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I think that both Gavrill and Dawn needed to sit down and think about the fact that they are dealing with a different species and one with a different set of cultural norms and standards. I got really mad at Gavrill and even madder at Bogdan. I understand, mostly where B was coming from, but he has to stop and realize that things are going to be different now and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And really, isn’t a millennium of revenge enough?

The Vgotha are interesting. I’d love to find out a lot more about them. Symbiotic ships sound super awesome to me.

Well, that’s all for this one. Go check it out and if your e-reader come to your house mysteriously, watch out for the Jabol and the Tsenturions. Happy reading!

Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s Mission

Renee Rose and Lee Savino have done it again. Once again they have brought us into their shifter world and rocked our world. Today we have Alpha’s Mission, which combines a fun little espionage story along with a paranormal romance. All the good stuff. And oh yeah, there may be some really hot sex along the way.

We have met Charlie Dune before. He’s a superspy who tried to shove himself into an investigation, and then ended up helping Nash, who he knew from before. But while he was helping out Nash and the Tucson pack, he learned something about himself he never knew before. He’s a werewolf. Now, a month later, he’s trying to figure out his life. When he misses a meet with his handler Annabel Gray, he has to go meet her elsewhere, and he realizes that she smells soooooo goooooood, and he can’t control his raging trouser python around her. She sends him out on a job but he gets made and the next agent ends up dead.

Annabel Gray has been handling Charlie for a long time. That’s why when he needed help, she worked her mighty cyber skills and helped him out. Now that she’s investigating something she shouldn’t be into and it starts to come back on her, she knows that Charlie is the place to go. Not just because he owes her, but because he’s the kind of person you take on Naked and Afraid with you. He’s incredibly competent and he makes her feel safe. Plus, he’s mighty damn hot.

OK, I like Charlie, but sometimes he’s a stupid, stubborn man. He is just bound and determined to figure out things on his own and doesn’t want to ask for help. Help that would’ve made a lot of things much easier, and made things easier in his life. Of course, that would’ve caused the book to be shorter, so I guess I can forgive him so that I was able to read the book. When he isn’t being stupid and stubborn, he’s a good man. He’s fiercely loyal and protective. He’s willing to do anything it takes to make sure that Annabel is safe and happy. Anything. I like Annabel too. She’s very smart and is really good at what she does. She’s dedicated and she cares so much for her family and for Charlie. The sex is fucking hot, which goes without saying, as it’s a Renee/Lee book. The adventure part winds really well with the romance, which is always nice.

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I was surprised that it took as long as it did for Annabel to know that Charlie was a werewolf. I was surprised that she didn’t put it together when the same wolf appeared way far away from Charlie’s cabin where she originally saw him. There was only one thing that both those places have one thing in common, and that was the fact that Charlie was there. But, I suppose that if you are stressed and being chased by the CIA, not always figuring things out immediately can be forgiven.

Charlie was really stupid to not take advantage of all of his resources when he was trying to figure out the whole werewolf thing. Why would you not talk to people who are already dealing with what you are? See, stupid male.

OK, go check out the book and give it a good read. Happy reading!

Lili Zander and Lee Savino-Draekon Fever

After an eventful spring filled with lawsuits and new babies, Lili Zander and Lee Savino have been able to get back to the prison planet and bring us a new story to love with Draekon Fever.

So, our major players are Ferix, Rorix, and Sofia. The guys were two of the guys in the drop with Arax, and rescued Sofia and Harper, among others. What Sofia doesn’t know is that right after they saw her, Ferix and Rorix had to run away and turn into dragons. She was their fated mate. However, they didn’t want to completely overwhelm her, so they decided that they would wait a few days and let her settle in. Except there was another problem. The male who caused the crash that stranded the humans on the prison planet is distantly related to them. By law, that makes them as culpable as he is and they can’t benefit from his crime. That means that they can’t claim Sofia as their mate, no matter what their inner dragons and their hearts want. So they end up with a mating fever.

Sofia is a doctor. She worked really hard to get where she is. She’s attracted to and flirted with Ferix and Rorix, but suddenly they turned cold on her. She’s a virgin and she figures that she’s just going to be a virgin forever, because she can’t even give it away on the prison planet. When she finds out they are sick, Sofia knows that she has to go and try to make Ferix and Rorix better. It’s not just because she’s a healer, it’s because she’s still obsessed with them.

When Ferix and Rorix discover how far into their mating fever they are, they know that they are going to have to leave before they completely lose control of their dragons, and grab Sofia and drag her away, so they run. Only once it’s been discovered that they ran, right as the Zorahn invade their prison planet, does Sofia find out that they are her mates, and she’s damned if she’s going to just let them die.

I love the fact that the virgin isn’t the sacrifice to the dragons like you often see in fairy tales, instead, she’s the hero of the story. She’s strong, smart, fiesty, and will take no shit from anyone, no matter who they are. She believes what she’s doing and she believes in her mates. Dariux is really interesting in this book. He’s really interesting and very, very tricksy. It’s like he knows things because he put them in place. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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I love how the commander at the hidden city got what he wanted and didn’t have to outright defy any orders. That was smart and tricky. I have a feeling that we are going to need to have that quality coming up.

Bryce’s story looks to be really interesting, after everything that has happened in this one. I can’t wait to see what Rahit’vi is going to do right now. I think everything hinges on her and her actions.

So, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check out all the books! Happy reading!

Lee Savino-Owned by the Berserkers

Lee’s back with her Berserkers. They are a bunch of Viking and ancient Celtic warriors who were changed into wolves by magic. They have three forms, the man, the wolf, and the monster. The Berserkers walk a fine line between being sane and crazed. The monster can eat away at their sanity. Because of that, most of the Berserkers have paired up in brother bonds, to help keep their sanity intact. It wasn’t until the Alphas found their woman and found out that she was something called a spaewife that they learned that spaewives can mate with them and can control the beasts. There were originally four sisters, but then the Berserkers found out about an abbey filled with orphans who are spaewives. So, they raided the abbey and took all the orphans with them.

In Owned by the Berserkers (Berserker is a fun word to type), we get the story of another one of the orphans, Fern, and her mates, Svein and Dagg. This book flashes back and forth between the present and the past. We get to see what happened at the raid and what’s currently happening.

At the raid, Svein and Dagg discovered Fern and carried her away. They knew that she was her mate and they decided that they were going to be very careful with her and woo her before they told her. All Fern knew is that she felt safe with them and that being with them held off her visions of the skeletal monster who wanted to have her. She got to spend just a few blissful days with them before that monster, the Corpse King, decided to attack. He managed to make Svein and Dagg crazy and cause them to do things they never would otherwise.

Now, Fern lives with all the other unmated spaewives and orphans. They live in a lodge on the mountain, isolated from all the Berserkers so that they don’t cause any problems. When each of the women goes through the heat that each spaewife goes through, she is mated to the Berserkers who are their mates. The women get to see some of the already mated women from the orphanage, but other than that, they are kept under close guard.

Fern has problems though. One is that her visions of the Corpse King are coming back and they are coming back stronger. All she knows is that she was safe with Svein and Dagg. And there are wolves that are howling around the edge of the mountain. She’s been feeding them on the sly, but she finds out that they are to be driven away after a blizzard. That’s when Fern knows that she has to do something.

Fern, Dagg, and Svein are going to be my second favorite trio, after Sage, Rolf, and Thorbjornn. Fern is an incredibly strong character. She knows that she has to do something and she goes out and does it, even after she’s been warned that the wolves howling at the mountain are monsters with nothing left of their humanity and that there’s a horrible blizzard on its way. She goes out and does it anyway and nearly dies from the weather, but succeeds at her overall goal. I was sad about some things in this story, because, well, they are sad things. I was also worried about some things. But, overall, I was hopeful and knew that Fern would be successful in her goals. She was too determined to win for her to manage to fail. If you haven’t read any of the┬áBerserker books, you could read each as a standalone, I guess, since each is a story in and of itself, but they are all part of a larger story, and you will like them more if you have read the ones before it.

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I’m looking forward to seeing how Fern’s new power is going to fit in with the rest of the story. I do love that the women are powerful and that they are actually powers in their own right, not just because they are mated to a Berserker pair. I think that’s pretty awesome.

I’m looking forward to seeing Juliet’s story. I know that Jarl has something to do with it, so it’s going to be interesting to see. She may be the first Berserker bride without a flower name. Maybe she needs to have a name change.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check out both the Berserker Saga, for how the story began, and the Berserker Brides for how the story is continuing. You won’t be sorry! Happy reading!

Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s War

Hot shifters are back! Renee and Lee have decided that they are going to bring up back into their shifter world with their newest book. This is one isn’t just set in their world, but it’s also in a group of several other books all about Alpha Dads.

In Alpha’s War, we are finally getting Nash’s story. Now, Nash is a lion shifter. He was in the military and when Smyth came to him about learning how to control his lion, he jumped at the chance. What Nash didn’t know is that Smyth was trying to come up with “the master race” and wasn’t going to help him at all. In fact, for the next very long time, Nash is tortured. We don’t really know how long, but I don’t think Nash knows how long either.

Among other things, the bad guys would toss women in the cell with him for him to breed. They were trying to come up with the perfect shifter. One of the women that gets tossed into his cell is Denali, another lion shifter. The bad guys have killed her entire family and taken her. They figure that Denali and Nash will make nice little lion babies. On the one night that they have together, Nash mate marks Denali. A few weeks later, she manages to escape, but Nash gets left there longer.

Flash forward 3 years, Nash is struggling. He has to keep fighting or his lion will end up going nuts and killing everyone. However, he’s given Denali’s name and address. He wants to see his mate but he knows that he’s very broken, and likely dying at this point. He just wants to see her once more.

This story broke my heart more than once. There are some very sad places in it. But, those places were more than made up for. I loved seeing old favorites come by, and Nash’s friends are always great for comedy relief. It was nice to see everyone. I love Denali. She’s strong af and not afraid to do what she thought was right. She is a total lioness. Nash calls her his Queen, and she is definitely that.

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I love that Denali got to go on the rescue. Of course, she was going to go one way or the other, so I don’t think Nash could’ve stopped her, short of having multiple bears sitting on her. And even then, I don’t think that could’ve stopped her. You just don’t get in between a mother and her child, whatever species they may be. And you really don’t want to get in between a mother who can grow ginormous teeth and claws and her cub.

I love that Nash was able to get himself back together and was able to accept his role as Alpha. I want to see more of him and his pack.

OK, that’s all I have to say on this one. I love this world and this series. I want to always have more of them. I want to see their kids and grandkids.