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New Release/Review: Firestorm (Dark Kings, Book 10) by Donna Grant

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New Release/Review: Firestorm (Dark Kings, Book 10) by Donna GrantFirestorm by Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings,
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 7th 2017
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Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...
When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

Faith has lived a lonely life and since her mom passed digging up history and fossils has become her life. For once she is excited about something that she discovered on Fair Isle …a dragon remains, but not everyone is happy about it.

On a faraway place called Dreagon where the Dragons kings live Con the King of the Dragon kings is worried because all dragons live or dead were to be removed from there so that the mortals would forget they existed. Con has decided that Dmitri will go as it was his home so it must be one of his dragons. What he doesn’t expect when he gets there is to be struck by his attraction to Faith and hers to him.

Faith doesn’t really date because it would just lead to heartache but something about this man has her twisted up in knots. When Dmitri decides instead of just destroying the dragon he will let Faith dig around a bit until mortals start to die at the hands of the Dark, a group of Fae that love you till your heart dies. When one of them pushes Faith to her death Dmitri is forced to show his Dragon form just to save her and risks discovery. When Faith realizes what he is it doesn’t change her opinion of him at all in fact the scientist in her wants to know more about the man and the dragon. When they decide to go back to Dreagon together and start to move the bones Dmitri gets a weird feeling that he can’t seem to shake and when they get to his home even weirder things begin to happen.

The book left me in a cliffhanger and I am not sure if more are coming or not but there is a lot more story to tell, and I am hoping Faith and Dmitri get a happily ever after. – Reviewed by Linda


Firestorm is the tenth installment of the Dark King series by Donna Grant.

Faith Reynolds is an archaeologist who has come across a dragon skeleton. For her this is a magnificent find. She would have shown her mother, who has always loved anything related to dragons, but isn’t able to now that she has passed away. Taking the find as a sign, she get’s protective of the skeleton.
Dimitri is not only immortal, but fierce Dragon. Many years ago, they all swore to keep their clan a secret from the humans. So, when he’s ordered to destroy evidence of the dragon skeleton he doesn’t hesitate, but when he finds the skeleton in the hands of a human, destroying the evidence is the last thing on his mind.

Donna Grant has created a magnificent world that will literally sweeps you away. With so many books, you’d think the story would get tiring, but it’s the opposite. Each book is like reaching a new level in a video game. Exciting, thrilling and incredibly stunning as you watch it all unfold.
In additional, the complexity of the storyline is so well crafted that it doesn’t take away from getting to know the characters

I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!

Highly recommend for those who enjoy fantasy and romance storyline. Even though this is part of a series, I didn’t feel like you need to read them in chronicle order.  – Reviewed by Julianne

New Release/Review/Giveaway: Swinging at Love by Kendra C. Highley

Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels, #2) by Kendra C. Highley
on March 13th 2017
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Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can’t hit anything. He needs to fix the issue, and fast, but how?
Ballerina Alyssa Kaplan has a problem, too. The shiny new sports complex in town has left her family’s batting cage business on the verge of going under. Nailing her audition for a prestigious dance company is everything, but there’s no way she’s letting her some shiny big-box company destroy her family’s livelihood.
Tristan needs a miracle. So does Alyssa. And maybe, just maybe, Tristan’s secret weapon might be the girl of his dreams…
Disclaimer: This book contains hot, shirtless baseball players, kisses that bring a ballerina to her knees, and a lot of baseball smack-talk.

4.5 Stars

I loved book one of this series, and couldn’t wait to jump into this.

Alyssa Kaplan loves working at her family’s business. They have indoor batting cages, but the business isn’t doing well thanks to the new sports complex in town. Then one day one of the players on the high school team comes in and everything changes.

Tristan Murrell has been having a horrible time hitting. He’s too wrapped up in his head and can’t seem to hit. He doesn’t want the team to know how bad he’s struggling, so he goes to the small batting cages that the team doesn’t usually use. It’s there he meets Alyssa, and once he does, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Alyssa is able to help Tristan with batting, having played softball in the past. She can’t help but notice how attractive he is, but she thinks she’s average – nothing special. Once they realize they have feelings for each other, a lot happens. A lot you don’t want to miss.

I really enjoyed this book. The story was fast paced and sucked me in from the very start. Tristan was a great character, and I loved how Alyssa fit with him. Together, they were perfect. I also enjoyed how the main characters from book one also played a part in it. All-in-all, a great read. -Reviewed by Michelle

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New Release/Review: For His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake

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New Release/Review: For His Eyes Only by Lexi BlakeFor His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake
Series: Masters and Mercenaries, #13
on February 28, 2017
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A night he can’t forget
Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never let his darkness infect Hayley’s innocent world.
A spark she can’t put out
It was years before that Hayley offered everything she had to Nick. After that one amazing night, all she wanted was to be his forever. Unfortunately, Nick’s reaction was to walk away from her and never look back. The warm and caring man she’d discovered was gone, and after Des’s death, he’d only grown colder. But when Hayley finds herself in mortal danger, she’s forced to seek protection from the man who broke her heart.
A flame that threatens to consume them both
Haunted by the women he failed, Nick can’t allow himself to grow close to Hayley again. Running to stay ahead of the powerful forces that endanger their lives, they travel from the lush Garden in London to the glittering lights of Rio. As the threat against her becomes clearer, he realizes that to keep her safe he must confront the demons from his past, even if it costs him a future with the woman he loves.
A Masters and Mercenaries Novel by Lexi Blake

I’ve always been a fan of Lexi Blake’s writing and because of the ability to paint a story that’s filled with suspense, heart-break and love that’s unpredictable, leaves the reader to continue to crave more.

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone but recommended to be read in order because there is a string of continuous suspense that leaves you on edge. Filled with strong-willed no non-sense women and dominating, protective alpha masters., you can’t help but attempt to flip through the pages faster and absorb every morsel.

In For His Eyes only, we dive into Nick’s story and introduced to the heroine Haley. We discover while he may be quite and deadly, he is trying to cope with loss of his lover from a mission he was part of. While he cared and is protective of the lover that’s passed. He now has come face to face of the one that has his heart. The very person he’s walked away from five years ago. We discover if he can overcome his challenges and face the one that holds his heart while protecting her at the same time.

While Haley doesn’t approach Nick willingly, she’s forced to seek him out for protection. Nick walked away from her in the past leaving her feel abandoned regardless of the reason she’s unaware of. Their past comes crashing into the present that can affect their future. Their path to their own HEA won’t be easy but the ride to get there is heart pounding. – Reviewed by Shannon

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