Friday, February 17, 2012

Toni's Review of No Limits by Jenna McCormick ***3.5 Stars***

All Genevieve Luzon wants is to be loved by one man, a seemingly impossible task in New-New York City at the start of the twenty second century. Sure, she can buy sex as easily as order a pizza on a Friday night, but finding a forever kind of love among her self-centered peers is no easy feat for the unemployed off-world vacation coordinator. When an old friend offers her the position of secret shopper to test out the male prostitutes, Gen can’t think of a good reason to refuse. Hell, if she can’t find Mr. Right, she might as well try on a sampler of Mr. Right Nows.

Yet the perks of her new position don’t compare to the strange attraction she has, not for one of the prostitutes, but a candle that seems to warm places of her she never knew existed. When a man appears out of the flame, Gen is sure she's found the one. Rhys is an empath, made a slave by the Illustra Corporation and he’s everything Gen could ever want. Except available. Because Rhys is on a mission. One that might claim his life. He must try to free his people, consequences be damned. Now, Gen must choose between turning her back on the only man she’s ever loved and the monumental task he has set for himself. Should she risk her life fighting a war hidden from polite society against those who wish to control us all?

Is love really worth fighting for?


What would sex be like if you feel what the other person was feeling, or manipulate their reactions?  It’s a scary but tantalizing thought and Gen is about to find out.

In the future, everything regarding sex has changed.  Disease is a distant memory and unfortunately true lasting love may soon be a memory too.  Now prostitution is legal and the fulfillment of your every desire is just a phone call away.  Genevieve aka Gen knows that true love is not a myth.  She sees it every day in the eyes of her grandparents.  But love has to take a back burner in life when you are unemployed and floundering. 

Rhys is an empath, kidnapped from his home world.  He is a prisoner with only escape and rescue on his mind.  He is enthralled by Gen.  She is a human who feeds his needs and makes him stronger.  Unfortunately, he can’t allow his feelings for her to derail his mission, to save his people.

Gen is tricked into a night of pleasure by her best friend.  Her experience from her hired lover is lack luster and takes matters into her own hands.  She files a complaint and is now a secret shopper for the same company and must critique the male employees on their performances.  She jumps right into her new job after a bit of soul searching.  It’s not until she meets “Marshal” that things change for her.  He shows her pleasure she never knew existed. 

Rhys gives Gen spectacular ecstasy, sometimes without even touching her.  She is able to bring him to life with her passion alone.  Together they experience pleasure that neither knew was possible.  When the truth is revealed, Gen must decide what to do.  Can this average unemployed girl help Rhys save his people?

No Limits is great work of science fiction.  Set in the future, Ms. McCormick has developed a fascinating experience.  Her imagination is remarkable; her world building is exciting and her aliens original.  At the heart of this story is everlasting love.  Though this novel may be rich in sci-fi, it is the romance that grabs you.  The secondary characters are a blast and just as enjoyable to read as Rhys and Gen.  No Limits is a complete package.

I personally have never read a book like this and I’m glad that I didn’t pass up on this new experience.  Ms. McCormick has captured my imagination and I hope there is another installment.  I’ll be keeping my eyes open for her work and if this story is continued, I will gladly get in line to read it.

Thanks for reading - Toni

Toni's Review of His Dark Bond by Anne Marsh ***3.5 Stars***

He Hungers For Her Body. . . 

Zer is no angel--well, not anymore. He's explored every flavor of sin imaginable, drinking in the pleasures of humanity. But now he must find the woman who carries his salvation in her very blood. . .a woman like Nessa St. James.

And Her Soul 

Nessa has considered the bargain the Fallen offer. Anything she wants in exchange for accepting Zer's bond? No way. Not her. Not when she finds out about the mind-blowing ritual involved, and the marks of surrender that will ink her skin. But with a serial killer to stop and centuries of experience on his side, this is one job Zer's going to nail.


I knew dark angels were bad, but I had no idea!

Zer is the leader of the Fallen and he will redeem his fellow angels, no matter what he needs to do.  Finally, things are looking up for the Fallen and he is determined to ensure that he and his brethren will be back where they belong, in heaven.  One human woman is not going to get in his way.  He is bigger and stronger and she will do what he says.

Nessa St. James is a brilliant woman who has no idea what she is in store for.  All she wants to do is continue her research on the mysterious thirtieth tribe, but that has now been taken away from her.  Suddenly her world is filled with danger, death and angels.  She is being forced into a world she has no desire to be part of and Zer will regret the day he kidnapped her.

Time is running out for the Fallen.  They are weakening and they need their soul mates to earn their wings back.  For centuries they have searched for these women, but as time progressed and no soul mates were found, the Fallen started to believe that this option for redemption was a lie concocted by the archangel Michael.  Now that a soul mate has been discovered, it is a race to find other women that can save the Fallen.  Nessa very well may hold the key to their salvation.  Too bad she has no desire to become involved.

Anne Marsh’s take on fallen angels is just wonderful.  She has taken an old tale and put a whole new spin on things.  The Fallen were wrongly accused and cased out.  Now they are living life to the fullest, waiting for the right time to seek their revenge; if time and madness don’t take them down first.

Let me just say, even though His Dark Bond is about angels, there are no religious connotations.  I’m not sure how Ms. Marsh does it, but she does.  The Fallen are bad boys to the core, but she has an ability to make them loveable, ok that might just be pushing it a bit, likeable. 

At first glance, these men are pure evil.  They have turned their corner of Russia into their own and they rule with an iron fist.  Guns, murder, and lust are all theirs and they own it.  It’s not until you are allowed into their secret world that you can comprehend their reasons and see that things are not always as they appear.  But make no mistake, they don’t care what you think of them and they will do anything to get their wings back.

Zer feels he is not worthy of redemption and will sacrifice Nessa to one of his brothers.  No matter how he feels about her.  Nessa will not go down without a fight and Zer has misinterpreted the wrong woman.  Their power play was fun to read.  I was completely drawn into this fascinating corner of Russia.

Ms. Marsh has filled this novel with amazing action sequences and steamy sexual tension.  Even though I found some faults with the probability at the end, I enjoyed the book as a whole.  She has written a wonder new universe and I can’t wait to see what is next for these delightfully evil angels.

Thanks for reading!! - Toni

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day eBook Cheap Reads!

Things are going to be getting a bit more steamy this Valentine's Day!

Kensington is having a big Ebook Sale and you are invited to reap the rewards.

For the book lover in you Kensington books has some great deals for you!!

From February 12th – 18th hurry on out to your favorite ebook retailer and pick up your copies of the following titles. Or for your convinence we have linked them to Amazon.  The eBooks prices range from $1.99 - $3.99.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toni's Review of King of the Isles by Debbie Mazzuca ***4 Stars***

She'll find him a bride if it's the last thing she does.

And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against her will, even if it means endangering the people he's sworn to protect and the enchanted isle that has already seen so much discord.

Yet the battle-scarred Highlander cannot ignore his sultry advisor for long. When his mentor is kidnapped, forcing him to ride into combat alongside the beautiful Evangeline, he must choose between her safety and his own independence. It's a choice he makes in an instant. . .but once wed to the woman he could not resist, he'll soon find that his heart is in even greater danger than his kingdom. . .

Praise for Debbie Mazzuca and Lord of the Isles

"Delightful. A wonderful debut!" --Hannah Howell

"Mazzuca weaves Fairy magic, Scottish highlanders and time travel into a delightful adventure of love that's meant to be!" --Melissa Mayhue


Masculine highlanders, gorgeous fae and mind numbing passion, OH MY!!! What more can a girl want?  King of the Isles is a roller coaster ride with non-stop action and sexual tension at its best.  So hold onto your flying horse, it’s going to be a wild ride!

Lachlan MacLeod has lived a very hard life.  He was born with the mark of the fae.  From the moment of his birth his father hated and despised him.  This cruel pattern has continued on into his adulthood.  Continuous tragedies have hardened him and he is just fine with that.  If he can’t feel then how can he be hurt yet again?

The most important thing to Evangeline is the protection and safety of the Fae of the Enchanted Isles.  She has incessantly had to prove herself.  Her mother once attempted to destroy the fae and Evangeline has paid for it unjustly ever since.  Now she must protect them from an uncaring half-blood king.  She will do anything she needs to do, to ensure her goal, even marry man she can’t seem to comprehend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GIVEAWAY - Celebrating the release of Shadow Heir!!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage . . .

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld. . .

The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice. . .

Praise for Richelle Mead's Storm Born. . .

"My kind of book--great characters, dark worlds, and just the right touch of humor. A great read." --Patricia Briggs, New York Times Bestselling Author


To celebrate the final book in the Dark Swan series, Shadow Heir, Paranormal Addicts is excited to announce a great giveaway!  Along with our sponsors Kensington Publication Corp., we are giving away the first three books in this series by Richelle Mead.  

Yes, you read that right.  One lucky winner will win all three books!!

Both Chelsea and Toni have reviewed this book.
If you want to read what we thought about it, please feel free to read our reviews here:

Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants. . .

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy—one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her...

Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she's also become queen of the Thorn Land. It's hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind. And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one--except Eugenie--seems willing to find out why.

Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and nursing a very personal grudge. And the men in her life aren't making things any easier. Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied with his pregnant ex, and sexy fey king Dorian always poses a dangerous distraction. With or without their help, Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control. Reluctant queen or not, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty--even if it means facing the darkest--and deadliest--side of her nature...

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land's queen, she's fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear...

Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown's ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation - one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril...

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Contest ends: Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm. Winner will be picked the following Monday.  The winner will be notified by email.

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