Blood Red Kiss – A Kresely Cole, Gena Showalter, and Larissa Ione Review

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**ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review**

6388558THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER – Kresley Cole

Kresely Cole writes some of the steamiest scenes in the industry. And her Valkyries have been and will always be my favorite characters in the Immortals After Dark Series.

In this short story we get to follow vampire Nikolai Wroth and valkyrie Myst the Coveted as they discover that Myst is Nikolai’s fated Bride; his one true match. There’s just one slight issue….the valkyries and vampires are at war. And if Nikolai takes possession of Myst she will be well and truly screwed. And she just might like it.

I love the fact that Cole’s females are always as bad ass as the males in her stories. Myst had fallen for Nikolai when she heard tales of him as a human warlord so now that he was an immortal warlord she’s impressed even more. It’s been foretold that her true match in battle will be the one she falls for and Nikolai is just that man. The electricity (no pun intended) between the two of them is insane! Myst uses men as weapons in war and Nikolai starts off as just any other until he tries to win her over by vowing to her as no vampire or man has ever before.

I’ve loved the IAD series from the start and it was amazing to get another sneak peek into their world!

Larissa-Ione-books.pngFORSAKEN BY NIGHT – Larissa Ione

I love stories that pull form Native American legends and Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampire Series does not disappoint!

Lobo has been ostracized for years by the MoonBound clan due to his heritage; skinwalkers are shunned and frowned upon in the vampire world. When he has no hope left, he finds a near-death wolf, Tehya, and their bond becomes so strong and keeps them both alive. Years laters when Tehya is shot by poachers, Lobo risks it all to save her again. He knows the only way she can survive is if the MoonBound clan steps in. What he didn’t count on was that her injury would force her to shift back in to her human form; one he didn’t know existed.

Tehya and Lobo’s willingness to save one another throughout their journey reminds me a of old tales of how true love can overcome all obstacles. I’ve only read the first book in this series but I know that book 2 will soon be on my reading list!

Dark Swan.jpgDARK SWAN – GENA SHOWALTER

One of my queens! I love anything and everything by Gena Showalter and this short story back into the world of the Otherworld Assassins Series does not disappoint.

Lilica Swan and her two sisters were born in a lab and experimented on their whole lives for their handful of otherworld abilities. Lilac, dubbed Lady Wicked, has made it her mission to survive and never back down so she can protect and save her sisters. But when Alien Investigation Agent Dallas Gutierrez steps in and throws temptation in her face, her plan goes haywire.

The last thing Dallas expected was the temptress of his dreams to be a real and tangible prisoner caught in a war on disease in the new world. Lilica and Dallas can hardly fight the strong pull between them, especially when Lilica discovers that Dallas is her mate and at their bond goes far deeper than the one with her sisters. Dallas has to decide between his loyalty to his job and the love of his life.

My favorite part of this story was the fact that Lilica and Dallas had so many telepathic conversations and sensations to one another. The pull between these two was unbelievably strong and sensual. I missed the Otherworld Assassins series so much!!!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla

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IMMORTAL NIGHTS – A Lynsay Sands Reviw

**ARC received from Edelweiss for an honest review**

The Argeneau Series was where my romance reading really began. (Lynsay Sands and Katie MacAlister were my first obsessions!) Lynsay Sands has one of the greatest explanations for vampirism (or immortals in this case) that I have ever come across and I love telling fellow romance readers about her! I got to read Dante’s and Tomasso’s books back to back and Tomasso may be my favorite of the twins.

Tomasso is held captive in a cargo hold by an evil doctor/scientist’s crazy henchmen. Little do they know that Abigail is in the back hiding from them as well after they’ve hired her best friend, Jet, on an “emergency” flight.

We go from airplane, to stranded on an island, to island villas as Abigail and Tomasso repeatedly have to rescue one another. Tomasso’s inner dialogue was so passionate about Abigail and her ability to stay calm under pressure and her ingenuity to survive. I love seeing the male character in novels become dependent not the female character and admire her for it; rather than admonish her for thinking him weak.

Abigail struggles throughout most of the book with waking up in different locations. If you don’t read the Argeneau Series that won’t make sense to you. But if you do..hooo boy you know why! ….Ok non-readers I’ll let you in on a secret. In Sands’ world, the immortals have one true life mate that they cannot control or read their mind. This makes them a perfect pair (among other things that I won’t go into detail about). One of the benefits of life mates however is shared pleasure. That’s right…they can feel one another’s pleasure. And when it gets to the breaking point? They pass out from it! Trust me this makes for some hilarious scenes. When you go to read just pay attention to blood bags….its one of the best scenes in the book.

Abigail and Tomasso also discover how similar the two of them are when it comes time for Tomasso to reveal what he truly is; immortal. Abigail’s years of studying to become a doctor lead her to figuring out, mostly, how Tomasso’s family are all immortal and all the side effects it causes. Not only are both of them strong and supportive of one another; they both realize that the other is interested in science and how things work. Once again the life mate bond is reinforced.

As usual others from the Argeneau clan enter the picture near the end of our story; including the newly life-mated Dante and Mary (also a great story!). As always Lucian and Marguerite have their appearances. And it seems the match maker Marguerite has a plan for Jet…… can’t wait to see what happens in the future!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla

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#BookishBox – August 2016

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Hello Beauties! It’s time for a #BookishBox review! Today its the August 2016 Fairy Tales Box.

Lets start with the Appraising Pages t-shirt (9/10 is always my favorite part)! I love this font they use!! I need to find it. This quote is beautiful and awe inspiring. Makes sense as it comes from Sarah J. Maas‘ A Court of Mist and Fury. I am so behind on needing to read this book! But from what I’ve seen online and from LOVING the Throne of Glass series, i have no doubt it’ll impress. They’ve also included some cute Disney post it’s with the quote:

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Love the Peter Pan necklace that is from Bookish Box! So dainty and cute. I’m not one for big jewelry so this is definitely staying in my collection. I also now want to go watch Hook…

Lexy Olivia’s Beauty and the Beast bookmark….Oh My God. This thing is so damn pretty. First of all B&TB is my all time favorite Disney story besides Pocahontas (because duh she had a tattoo!). This watercolor and script bookmark is honestly the prettiest bookmark I have had the pleasure of owning. Check out her shop; I know I’ll be purchasing some more bookmarks!

Evie Seo’s Cinder inspired mug…Evie has some of my favorite book lover pieces on Society 6 and i’ve already purchased a little zipper much myself. Definitely go check it out. Although I haven’t read Cinder, this mug is gorgeous and matches some of the art in my planner!

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This month’s box review will be posted next weekend! Until next time…

XOXO Nalla