Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy #HunkyDays #DarkWolfRising #AlphasUnwrapped StephanieRowe

DAY TEN...Happy Hunky-Days! (Please remember to comment and enter the rafflecopter - it's the modern Santa's sleigh!)

Seasons greetings and literary tidings to all our Ndulgent Blog readers.  It's the most wonderful time of the year.....to celebrate with family, friends and fellow book lovers galore! We  have enjoyed another year of fabulous reads and hope you will all join us for our SIXTH annual Happy Hunky-days!  Twelve fun filled days of Christmas where we treat you with gifts of joy and happiness (aka free books and very yummy eye candy!). All good readers who jump over to our Hunky Days Page will get a chance to win a Kindle Fire!  Seriously, you can even be quite naughty and still get treats from us to you - just remember to enter to win!





REVIEW:
DARK WOLF RISING, Stephanie Rowe

New York Times bestselling author, Stephanie Rowe, launches her explosive new Heart of the Shifter series, in which passion and loyalty are brutally tested in a world where survival is never guaranteed. 

A decade ago, wolf shifter Cash Burns severed all ties to his past in order to protect his best friend, the childhood sweetheart he has never forgotten. When she's targeted for assassination by his pack on Christmas Eve, he's the only one who can save her…but at a cost greater than he can afford. 

Haunted by a tragic secret, Brynn McKenzie has been fighting for survival, alone in a world she doesn't fit. She's on the run for her life, forced to choose between redemption and survival. She has nowhere to turn, until the man who walked away from her so long ago appears in her hotel room with a knife and a promise she can't afford to believe. 

When passion ignites between Bryn and Cash, will it shatter what little hope they have for survival, or make them stronger than they ever thought they'd be? 

REVIEW:

Anthologies are awesome ways to find new-to-you authors and reconnect with favorite characters or author's worlds.  Ebook publishers have finally figured this out and package a spectrum of anthologies - everything from contemporary to urban fantasy, paranormal to historical and trust me when I say this is also a huge bargain for avid readers and romance fan girls (and guys) as they are usually under $3!  Alphas Unwrapped delights readers with twenty-one (!) top notch paranormal authors penning all new stories with paranormal holiday flair.

Dark Wolf Rising is the lead in the new Heart of a Shifter series by Stephanie Rowe. Ms. Rowe is a lady of many talents: from contemporary to paranormal, sugar and spice and everything nice...I have yet to find a story of hers I didn't thoroughly enjoy. I love her clever storylines, well crafted and fast paced so as to engage any new-to-her readers. I also adore her strong characters - alphas, heroines and secondaries that have a reader clamoring for more, more, more. And lest ye think she's all talk and no action - have no doubts that the romance part of paranormal romance is steamy, sexy goodness. Cash and Brynn's story is case in point - and you just know from his first introduction that angry, angsty Jace needs his own HEA!

I personally loved the idea of introducing a new series in an anthology - some of my favorite series have begun that way and it's like sampling cakes or trying on dresses before the "big day"....what a great way to tip your toes in the water. That being said, jump in with both feet for this author is an "auto-buy" - her work is guaranteed to melt your icicles and warm you on a cold winter's night!

RATING: I give both Dark Wolf Rising and Alphas Unwrapped a tasty 4 delish chocolate covered strawberries! Live it up folks - it's Christmas!!!



ALPHAS UNWRAPPED:  21 Paranormal Tales so hot, they're sure to make Santa's Naughty List! Now's your chance to own this LIMITED Edition Boxed Set. Grab your copy before it's gone! The alphas are hot! The heroines are sassy! These ALL NEW stories are guaranteed to heat up your holidays! Amazon.com B&N.com Kobo.com






Michele Bardsley:

Bear Winter (The Pack Rules #8)

After a vindictive wendigo nearly kills his brother and kidnaps his sister-in-law, bear shifter Gabe Pearson has no choice but to ask psychic and ex-fiance Hope Wheeler for help. Together, they will fight through vicious snowstorms, murderous shifters, and grievous emotional wounds to save Gabe's family--and get a second chance at love.

Colleen Gleason:

Raging Winter: Max Denton Book 2 (The Gardella Vampire Hunters)

England, 1922: Savina Eleaisa is certain the famous vampire hunter--and her former lover--Max Denton is dead. But when she follows a vampire to a Christmas house party at a large English estate, whom should she find but Max Denton, deep undercover--and not very happy to see her. "If Buffy visited Downton Abbey." --Laurie London

Dianna Love
Tristan's Escape: A Belador Novella

Holidays stink when you're alone, but the only woman Tristan ever cared for betrayed him years ago. Sucker that he is, Tristan teleports another Alterant to Atlanta in December to propose to his girlfriend, and walks straight into an ambush ...along with the woman he vowed would pay for his five years of imprisonment. Now he has to choose between saving her and losing his freedom forever.

Caris Roane

Christmas Flame (A Flame Series Book)

On Christmas Eve, vampire Officer Kyle Drake has finally persuaded the shy shifter, Verena, to go on a first date. His plans include a little mistletoe and a lot of seduction. But when a call comes in that a teenage girl has been abducted and Kyle and Verena go in pursuit, he fears the dangers of their world will once again force Verena back into her no-dating-ever mode...

Mary Buckham

Invisible Betrayal: Invisible Recruits Novella

Street savvy Jaylene Smart is spending her DC holiday on a snatch and grab assignment to terminate a threat, but it beats sitting alone in an empty hotel room. Her target is way-out-of-her-league-powerful Herm Kane and stealing from him sends her into the dangerous underworld of preternaturals she never knew existed. Surviving will depend on teaming up the same sexy Herm Kane, the man she just betrayed.

Dakota Cassidy

White Whitchmas

It's Christmas in Paris, Texas, ya'll! Prepare for a magical journey perfect for the holidays!

Claudy Conn

Nether Blue

Magic has always been a part of Calico's life, but now because of it, she is on the run. Ahead, more danger. Enter Brodie, a prince from another realm. Will saving Brodie, trap her or save her?

Melanie James

Fur Ever Yours

When a dangerous female shows up in the middle of the night, Rafe's world is turned upside down. Was she sent by a rival clan to rip apart his pack, or just his heart?

Rebecca Hamilton & Conner Kressley

Christmas With The Beast

Christmas heats up for a Beauty and her Beast when they find themselves at the top of a homicidal Santa's naughty list.

Gena D. Lutz

Bite of Frost (A Dragon Blade Novella)

After Jericha Frost is thrust into a paranormal existence she knows nothing about, she learns that the scorching blood from an infuriating dragon-shifter is her only hope of survival.

D'Elen McClain

Fang Chronicles: Esha's Story

Vampire politics are not exactly what Rondy expects when he enters the dark world of immortality and killing a deadly, out of control tigershifter is not his idea of fun. When fate intercedes, Rondy and Esha fight her inevitable death and take the brief time they are given to search for a miracle that would topple the childless world of vampires.

Julia Lake Mills


Her Dragon's No Angel (A Dragon Guard Novella)

Take one snowbound dragon combine with one Christmas Angel, throw in a healthy dose of an attraction only the Universe could have conjured and top with the largest blizzard in a hundred years. Now sit back and enjoy the show! This one's gonna be a bumpy ride!

Dawn Montgomery

Winter Guardian

Ashley Baker never forgot the icy December night he came into her life. Her fallen guardian angel with wings dark as sin destroyed a beast from her worst nightmares, and then disappeared into the storm. When the beasts return, so does the guardian, but this time he's the one in trouble. Wingless. Mortal. The spark of attraction ignites into a flame that threatens to consume them both, but will it be enough to save them from the hell that awaits if they fail?



Stephanie Rowe

Dark Wolf Rising

Shifter Cash Burns has been on the run for ten years, hiding a dark secret. When his childhood sweetheart, who he hasn't seen in over a decade, is targeted for assassination by his wolf pack, he's the only one who can save her...but at what cost?

Terry Spear


Covert Cougar Christmas

Bridget Sinclair, Special Agent with the Cougar Special Forces Division has a mission--permanently stop two shifters from distributing a new drug in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While investigating, she rescues Special Agent Travis MacKay. Winter advisories are in effect for the Christmas holidays, but that doesn't cool off the sizzling heat spiraling out of control between the two agents as they covertly team up to take down the drug-runners.

A K Michaels

Lori's Wolf Pack, Rolf's Wicked Winter

Rolf is Beta and has managed to escape the Pack for a couple of days 'alone time'. However, Fate has other plans for him and he soon finds himself in a situation he never envisaged. Finding a mate is surprise enough, but she is on the run, and those that are looking for her are only a day behind.

Candice Stauffer

Legendary Lover - Arctic Plunge

Glorious friction sets Northern Alaska's winter air ablaze when Dean Lawless, an alpha lycan, finds Jayne Dekker, his double-crossing mate, and takes the ultimate plunge

Renee George

Ravished by the Alpha: A Christmas Cull (The Cull Book Three)

Single by choice, werewolf Lizzy Langston has never been a fan of Christmas. But when Coy Vega chooses her tribe's lands to hide from the drug cartel over the holiday, she is drawn to his dark nature and, oh yeah, his yummy six-pack abs. It will take a Christmas miracle to survive below freezing temperatures, Colombian hit men, an accidental culling, and each other.

Tracey Jane Jackson

Bound by Joy (A Cauld Ane Christmas Novella)

Kenna McFadden has waited more than two hundred years for her mate and she finds him in a most unexpected way. On a mission to find his missing niece, prince Gunnar Baldersson finds someone far more precious to him. Join in their bonding as they fall in love while celebrating the sweetness and joy of Christmas.

H.M. McQueen

Choices

An unbreakable bond with a handsome immortal Protector, drags Rachel Andrews into a world she never believed existed and has no desire to be part of.

The actions of one night drastically alter the course of his long existence. Torn between his feelings for Rachel and his life's calling, Roderick Cronan comes face to face with the fact that he is losing both.


Sky Purington

Yule's Fallen Angel

Sparks fly as a sexy fallen angel turned warlock tries to free a feisty witch trapped between life and death. But rekindling lost love comes at a price. Now it's time to beat the clock against a yuletide curse with a midnight deadline of December 25th.





RATING XX Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

NDULGE in Audiobooks

Aphrodite's Kiss
Like Honey
Blindness
Lifers
Given
Tease Me
Uncovering You: The Contract
Breathe Into Me
Deception
Promiscuous
Before You Break
When You're Ready
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort
Being Chase
Misappropriate
Misled
Misled
The Amazon's Curse
Night Games


Ndulgent Bloggers's favorite books »