Thursday, February 14, 2013

Silver-Tipped Justice

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-77111-419-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Kontra has been all over the United States searching for the mate he knows exists.  When he finally finds the man, he’s shocked to find out that the man wants nothing to do with him.  When danger shows up, however, the last thing Kontra plans to do is leave his mate.

Silver-Tipped Justice is a new release in the Kontra’s Menagerie by author Charlie Richards.  From the start of this series, I have been waiting for each of the bikers to find their mate, but probably none more than Kontra.  From the first time this character showed up, it was evident that the big, tough, bear shifter cared about each member of his pack.  With a character that can easily intimidate others, yet has a caring side as well, I was curious about the type of character that would become his mate.  

Tim is an interesting character.  Only part shifter, Tim lacks many of the special talents the others have.  He is also grieving, so Tim’s reaction when he first meets Kontra is understandable, although I ended up feeling bad for Kontra.  Tim has a lot of mystery surrounding him. The way it comes out, and later is resolved, will surprise the reader. There are many ways the men’s relationship could go south after Kontra is forced to mate Tim, but their relationship stays strong. 

While some of the pack show up to help their Alpha and his new mate, many of the secondary characters are new.  One of those new characters is Tim’s father and I would love to see this older shifter find his mate among Kontra’s pack members. 

Silver-Tipped Justice is an interesting addition to the series, and while the books can stand on their own, I would recommend reading them in order.  There are still several members of the pack who have yet to find their mates and I can’t wait to see what the author has planned.  

My Wicked Valentine

Author:  Ann Mayburn
Publisher:  Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-62300-254-1
Genre:  {M/F}, BDSM, Series
Rating:  5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Lucia is recommended, by a friend, to Isaac for a Valentine’s Day party.  Unknown to Lucia, it is for a theme party at a BDSM club named Wicked.  Isaac is instantly attracted to her, but knows she has no experience in the lifestyle.  He proposes a partnership for the party and to mentor her so she knows what the lifestyle is and can plan appropriately.

The first book in the Club Wicked series, My Wicked Valentine, is a beautiful story about two very different people coming together and learning from each other.  Isaac is very cynical and doesn’t want to let anyone in, due to his experience with his ex. Lucia is very sweet and nurturing with a hot temper and doesn’t let anyone walk over her. The sparks fly between the two, the chemistry is very intense and I recommend keeping ice on hand as you read the scenes between them.

There are a lot of twists as each let their insecurities come between them.    There were times I did want to slap Isaac though and I loved the deviousness of Laurel as she was a firecracker.  I loved how some of the secondary characters stepped up especially as several of Isaac friends weren’t too happy with him.

This is one book that should be on every BDSM lover’s bookshelf, and I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I will be reading this one again for sure.

They Walk Among Us

Author: T. A. Chase
Publisher: Amber Allure
ISBN: 978-1-61124-377-2
Genre: {M/M} Futuristic
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Doctor Zach Harliegh realized there was something different about Raven Sanderson, however by the time he learned the truth, it was already too late because Zach was well on his way to falling in love with Raven.

They Walk Among Us is an intriguing blend of mystery, action and romance. Everyone is on a mission; some of the missions are more complex than others. Zach was part of a rebel group but he did not completely trust them. Like many people, Zach did not believe the publicized propaganda, so he did his own studies as well as formed his own opinions. Because of his knowledge acquired over the years regarding the aliens, Zach was constantly hounded by the government who wanted him to join their research team.

Raven is more than he appears to be to the humans. He has capabilities the human population could never imagine. Upon first meeting Zach, Raven thought only to enlist Zach’s aid for his mission, yet the more time Raven spent with Zach, Raven began to realize he and Zach could possibly have a future together.

T. A. Chase has created an impressive and enjoyable saga that illustrates the fears in addition to the perverted mentalities in a large number of the populace. They Walk Among Us exhibits the message of that which we fear, we try to destroy.

Courting Passion

Author:  Elizabeth Lapthorne
Publisher:  Total-e-Bound
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78187-018-4
Genre:  {M/F}, Mystery, Series
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

For questioning, Garth is taken to the Agency by Katherine where she realizes he is aware that she is attracted to him.  Once Garth is cleared, they end up as partners after her old one is shot. 

Courting Passion, the second book in The Agency series, is very intense with the relationship between Katherine and Garth.  Along with the chemistry, the scenes between the two will scorch the page. I actually warmed up to Katherine, despite wanting to slap her after reading the first book because of her attitudes.  I did laugh at some of the antics both Garth and Katherine pulled.

Questions abound about the mole as both agents work to retrieve the hard drive that had been exchanged for the agent in Flirting With Danger.  Several of the characters in the first book show up here, though I was surprised that the mole is identified toward the end.

Because the series takes place in London, I am a little surprised by some things in this book.  The weapons that are used surprised me considering the laws regarding them would make it difficult.  The rest of the book is very realistic.

Readers do need to read Flirting With Danger before reading Courting Passion. I am looking forward to reading more of this series.

Last Dance

Title: Last Dance
Authors: A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614957614
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Police Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Being together is all Jubilee Mason and Kieran Fox wants but life keeps getting in their way. Kieran’s scheduled to head back to Canada but Sheriff Dillon gets murdered in a brothel, trying to help a young girl. To catch their friend’s killer and stop the child sex slave ring operating in their own backyard, the men put together a sting and Kieran goes undercover. Its dangerous playing a sleazy child procurer but Kieran’s good at his job and has his father as backup. New things related to the sex slave keep getting revealed and then someone tries to hurt Jubilee’s family. Can Jubilee and Kieran find a way to be together or will family and their jobs keep them apart?

Last Dance is the latest release in the Orgasmic Texas Dawn series. As part of the ongoing story of Jubilee and Kieran, the books should be read in order.

This is a wonderful addition to this group of books and my favorite in the series. There’s so much going on. I mean it’s just one action packed scene after another as Jubilee and Kiernan go after the child sex ring and Dillon’s killers. These newest villains are by far the worst of any encountered by our guys so far. The authors did a nice job bringing back previous characters to assist in the sting and of course we also have family time with Jubilee’s sister and nephews. All these supporting individuals add a lot to the story, a sense of family and depth that wouldn’t be present without them. Plus with Jubilee’s family you also get lots of fun and laughs.

As you can imagine from these two authors, the story is just as strong and well written as the others. The pace is fast, the sex sizzling and the knowledge of police procedure just keeps getting better. I really like this book and watching Jubilee and Kieran’s relationship progress is a treat. Take it from me, if you enjoy fast paced, enthralling reads, give this one a try. I think you’ll enjoy it. Look for the next book in the series, Summer Rain, featuring new characters, Nicholas Fournier and Sean Mercado.