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New Release/Review: Elemental Mating (An A.L.F.A. Novel) by Milly Taiden

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New Release/Review: Elemental Mating (An A.L.F.A. Novel) by Milly TaidenElemental Mating by Milly Taiden
on July 18, 2017
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Their existence was a secret the government stumbled upon. In exchange for continued autonomy, the paranormals entered an alliance with the government. Now they are A.L.F.A.: Alpha League Federal Agency, sworn to protect and serve humanity.

Brilliant scientist Melinda Caster has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that stimulates synaptic growth in embryos, causing neuron development beyond normal human levels. Way beyond, like ESP-levels of cognitive abilities. When the lab is broken into, Melinda realizes that someone has been keeping tabs on her research and wants it for themselves. A happy accident destroys critical data before it can fall into the wrong hands, but unfortunately that makes Melinda and her perfect memory a target.

A.L.F.A sends in jaguar-shifter Agent Parish Hamels to discover who is after the virus and why. The beautiful scientist acts like catnip to his senses and throws his mating instincts into overdrive. And then she disappears along with the only sample of the virus…. Now Parish must canvas the darkest areas of the supernatural underground to rescue Melinda, and what he discovers is beyond a paranormal’s worst nightmare.

Elemental Mating is the first installment of An A.L.F.A. series by Milly Taiden.

Melinda Caster is a scientist who has discovered a new strain of the Zika virus that enhances the development of a normal human being. However, when her lab is broken into, she realizes that someone has been secretly keeping tabs on her work. Thankfully they didn’t get any information when she destroys the crucial data, but with her photographic memory, she now has a target on her head.

A.L.F.A sends out Agent Parish Hamel a jaguar-shifter to protect Melinda while finding out the basic information of what and why someone wants this virus. But when this Parish meets Melinda, his animal can’t help, especially when she suddenly disappears. Now he’s racing against the clock to find his mate and claim her before anything else happens.

But what happens when his worst nightmare becomes reality?

Whoo. Elemental Mating is exactly the kind of shifter book I want to read. There’s an amazing amount of action, sexual tension and who doesn’t like a good chase? There is some serious cat and mouse going on between Parish and Melinda. In addition, I love that Melinda is a sassy lady because her remakes had me giggling throughout the story. This couple was the purrfect combination when it comes down to chemistry.

I highly recommend for those who enjoy shifter novels. – Reviewed by Julianne

Blog Tour/Review: The Legend by Donna Grant

by Donna Grant

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The Legend by Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

A LONE STAR LOVER

They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger―no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…

A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life―without putting her love in the line of fire?

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This is book 3 in the Sons of Texas series and finally we get Wyatt’s story!! You really need to read these books in order and you’ll be glad you did because each one if filled with Loughman yumminess! I was, also, very happy to see previous characters were also part of this book.

Callie is smart, an amazing hacker and best of all a sharp shooter…she’s bad a$$!!! Because of her family life Callie spent a good amount of time at the Loughman’s when she was younger. She became extremely attached to Orrin, the Loughman men’s dad. She doesn’t need a man in her life, or so she thought. Now she needs the Loughman men help protect her from the Saints. Can she put aside her hatred for Wyatt? She better, because her life may depend on it.

Wyatt is just as bad a$$ as Callie. He has returned to his childhood ranch with his brothers because of their father. This will probably be the most dangerous battle of his life. His father is missing, he has a price on his head, and the Saints are after Callie. Are him and his brothers ready for the sh## storm that’s about to rain down on their ranch? He better put any feelings aside he has for Callie because it could cost them both their lives.

This was such an action packed book, plus it was hot and sexy! I found it had me captivated from the beginning! Loved the characters. Although, when they were talking bioweapons, and Russians, I kinda glazed over. However, there was enough other things happening in this story that it was never too focused or made me lose interest!  – Reviewed by Judy

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About Donna:

Donna GrantDonna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

 

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Review: Buns (Hudson Valley, #3) by Alice Clayton

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Review: Buns (Hudson Valley, #3) by Alice ClaytonBuns by Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley, #3
Published by Gallery Books on May 23, 2017
Pages: 336
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The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton.

Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.

Our friends from Bailey Falls are back. Buns is Clara Morgan’s story. It’s a fantastic story. Clara is fiercely independent. She doesn’t let anyone in. Except Natalie and Roxie. When she starts her job at the Bryant Mountain House, she doesn’t expect blue eyes and freckles. She needs to resist her attraction to Archie. She’s not staying in Bailey Falls.
I haven’t read a book by Alice Clayton that I didn’t love. This series is fantastically written. This group of friend’s have become family and the strength in them is unbreakable.
Told in Clara’ s POV, this book is full of laughter, friendship, and hot steamy love scenes. Can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the series in order. – Reviewed by Christina

 

They say it’s the quiet ones…but Clara can tell you it’s really the freckled ones with glasses. Clara, the last hold out in the troublesome trio from culinary school, is learning all about the buns in the Hudson Valley. The buns that everyone wants in their mouth.

Hardened Clara and Hotel Boy go round for round in this hotel rebranding. I’d say it’s a death match because it is brutal. Brutally hot, filled with lusty tension, and downright “loud”…with innuendo. What were you thinking?

The last of the trio has come to the Hudson Valley but she isn’t staying. She isn’t making plans. She’s here for work, nothing more. Not the crabby, arrogant Hotel Boy. Not the quaint town. She’s not even here for her besties. No, Clara is here to work out the kinks…(reign in that filthy mind, she’s not that wild) of this job. Not to experience the benefits. There are NO benefits. There is no…

Ok, fine. Clara lies to herself. I won’t continue to do it. You will just have to take her word for it. But I strongly advise, before you try the buns, that you check out the surrounding areas…starting with Maxwell Farms (Nuts) and even head over to Oscar Mendoza’s amazing farm (Cream of the Crop). You won’t want to miss everything this quiet little town has to offer. – Reviewed by Rebecca

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