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Ride the Storm – Karen Chance

Ride the StormTitle: Ride the Storm
 
Author: Karen Chance
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Cassie Palmer #8
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.34/5
 
 
Synopsis: Ever since getting appointed the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up on the training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the pythian court. Catch up on the dangerous world of supernatural politics. Catch up on the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her burned.

But now she realizes all that was just the warm up.

Ancient forces that once terrorized the world want to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them.

 
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What I thought about the book:
Wow!! I said finally so many times reading this book!!!
Amazing, it was everything I wanted and so much more and of course now I’m dying for the next one.

My only complaint is that the action scenes sometimes slow down the story and I ended up skimming them a bit after a while. Chance writes great action scenes but I’ve noticed with the last 2/3 books they’re getting more frequent and it kinda stalls the story. Cassie does often make important discoveries during them but there’s more than one way to do that.

***Some Spoilers Ahead***
Some great things about this book:
  • Cassie finally starts taking charge of situations
  • We get so many questions answered
  • Pritkin!!! So much amazing Pritkin stuff
  • We find out what Mircea is really about
  • A certain someone finally makes an appearance

There’s a lot of really interesting character development in this one, especially with Rosier and Roger. Fatherly love seems to be a bit of a theme here with three Dads influencing Cassie in major ways.

And Mircea! I always really liked Mircea (but loved Pritkin) but after this, I’m not sure how I feel. Especially after the last few sentences of the conclusion.

Book Depository Link

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My Rating:
 5 paws
Ride the Storm
I got this as an ARC from NetGalley.
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The Darkest Whisper – Gena Showalter

6591072Title: The Darkest Whisper
 
Author: Gena Showalter
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Lords of the Underworld #4
 
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
 

Synopsis: He is the keeper of Doubt and his entire world’s about to be rocked.

Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern…until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she’d fall for a kind human who wouldn’t rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora’s box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love…

 
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What I thought about the book:
When I read the title for this one I thought it was going to be about Amun….for some reason I think whispers mean secrets.
Sabin was one of my least liked characters from previous books so I wasn’t too pushed on reading this one. I ended up really enjoying it. The world expands greatly with this book, it becomes more than a run of the mill paranormal romance.
 
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Favourite Character: Gwen
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

The Darkest Pleasure – Gena Showalter

2712967Title: The Darkest Pleasure
 
Author: Gena Showalter
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Lords of the Underworld #3
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.29/5
 
 
Why I read this: Olympic Games Challenge
 
Synopsis:
Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her–even defy the gods.Danika is on the run. For months she’s eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won’t rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can’t forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear….
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What I thought about the book:
I was really looking forward to Reyes’ story and, although, it didn’t pan out the way I thought it would, it was really good. The world and character’s expand even more and Showalter’s personal style starts to show itself more.
Very good addition to the series.
 
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Favourite Character: Danika. She confronts everything that’s thrown at her bravely.
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

The Darkest Kiss – Gena Showalter

2498983Title: The Darkest Kiss
 
Author: Gena Showalter
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Lords of the Underworld #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.27/5
 

Synopsis:
She has tempted many men…but never found her equal. Until now.
Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of Anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death–a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining…

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What I thought about the book:
Anya annoyed the crap out of me at the start of the book (she seemed like an imitation of one of the valkyrie from Immortals after Dark) I grew to love her, though. She’s now my second favourite lady from the series (of what I’ve read so far which is 4).
I really enjoyed the flow of their relationship, but what I really liked was how the world expands in this one. We learn so much more about the Titans and what’s going on with the rest of the guys while one of them is falling in love.
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Favourite Character: Anya
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3