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REVIEW: Touch of Darkness – A Darkness Chosen series novel # 2 by Christine Dodd

The Darkness Chosen series is…*rubs eyes* …well, some have called it sweet torture; I on the other hand suffered my way through this book.

I promised myself that I would not reread a book in 2012; so here I am .. reading new books … new authors … And paying the price.

Don’t get me wrong, Christine Dodd has an imagination that she proves easily in this series that is filled with a historical background of selling one’s soul to the devil, a history of rape and dominance … A back story of a family that ran away from it all and have survived hiding as well as preparing for the inevitable battle between … *drum roll* … Good and evil.

Rurik is a fun character, shapeshifting hawk!  Different and cool, eh?  He is filled with conviction, passion and sexy yumminess to the tenth power baby!  A charmer, he seduced the one and only Tasya into his bed and apparently under his hot and multiple-orgasmic throbbing skills.  Where does that leave Tasya?  Consumed with the fear of being overwhelmed and taken over.

“I can’t predict the future, but I know this has just begun.”

There are several lines in this book that are more than worthy of a cheesy James Bond moment with a bit more romance that just makes you want to barf.  The lines will surely make a lot of women whimper in the unfilled romance in their own lives…Me?  Cheesy!

“You and I were reborn from Mother Earth, clawing our way out of the birth canal and into precarious life.”

Finally, the eluding Tasya Hunnisomethingorother pops back into Rurik’s life and he is angry and ready to remind her of the lust and desire that she felt with him.  Fortunate for the back story of this book, she has this dark past filled with secret convictions of her own.  She’s running towards the deadly historical force, the same force Rurik hides from…This leaves the interesting couple of a clash of motivation.

Still running from Rurik, running from the assassin psycho raping baddudes, running from …hell every thing, they are forced to endure one another’s company; the perfect chance for Rurik to remind her of who she is dealing with.

“Because I want every breath you take to be empty unless you’re close enough to smell me.  Every word you speak to be unimportant unless it’s to me.  Every sound you hear empty unless it’s my voice.  I want you to remember that whatever pleasure you have from now on, you’ll have it from me.”

Bit much, isn’t it?  Damned sexy though!

I recommend this book to…mature adults only.  The violence is fun and descriptive, although brief.  The sexual content is entirely too sporadic for my taste, yet there is mild content found between the pages …somewhere.

I do not recommend this book to immature eyes. ~happy reading!

REVIEW: The Awakening – A Leopard series novel # 1 by Christine Feehan

The Awakening is the first book in Christine Feehan’s leopard series.  As short novels go, this one does not disappoint.

Explorations.  Adventures.  Lust.  Attraction.  Uncertainty.  Shame.  Shape-shifting.

Adopted at a very young age, Maggie is recently contacted by an attorney that informs her of property owned by her birth parents.  Curious as to her inheritance, Maggie leaves the city behind and trucks her way through the rainforest with guides that seem as nervous as she.

She knew something or someone was stalking her.  She could feel its presence.  Unsure of her odd surroundings and the way her body seemed to adapt to the rainforest, Maggie struggles with the unknown external fears as well as whatever is going on inside her body.

Strange that the heat and primitive jungle should suddenly make her conscious of her body.  The way she moved, her hips gently swaying, almost an invitation, as if she knew someone was watching, someone she wanted to entice.  In her entire life, she had never been a flirt or a tease, yet now the temptation was overwhelming.  It was as if she had come to life, here in this dark, overgrown place with vines and leaves and every kind of plant imaginable.

Brandt, a famous photographer has been searching for Maggie since the day her parents were killed.  Finally, he found her and put his plan into motion to bring her to the forest.  He knew she was ready.  Knew it was time.  Knew she was his.  The nuclear forceful attraction between them terrifies her and he tries his best to ease her into his world; but his feral instincts urge him to take her as his mate.

“Those of this species are able to change shape at will.  Not at first; when they’re young, they are regular children.  The change comes later.  It is known as the Han Vol Dan.  The way of the change.  They are not half anything but all their own species.  They live and work as humans but shift when necessary.  They are the guardians of the jungles, of the rain forests.  A people as rare as the treasures in their keeping.”

There you have it.  That’s the bottom line.  As first books go, especially short stories that begin a series, The Awakening is actually pretty intense.

With most of Christine Feehan’s books, there is that lightning attraction.  One of the characters refuses to submit to the sexual pull and the other is unable to give even a hint of consideration.  In this book, Brandt actually takes all of her fears into account.

Filled with action and sexual frustration, The Awakening is a fun release of boisterous adventure.  I love shape-shifter books, and the leopard series is totally rockin awesome.  I will always give Christine Feehan props for rocking my world!  In this short novel, I was pleasantly surprised by the intriguing pull it had on me.  I am usually bored and have to force myself to read the first novel of a series just so that I can move on to the second book of what will surely become a great string of stories.

The Awakening is a fabulous first start.  It opens your eyes to an exhilarating world of shape-shifting and sexually charged leopards.

One of the reasons I love this series so much, is that the female leopards go into heat.  *laughs*  It’s quite entertaining.  He smells here and it drives him bonkers.  She sticks her ass into the air and finds herself ashamed of the puddling heat as her body takes on a life of its own.  It’s fun.  It’s inevitable.

I recommend this book to mature adults only.  C’mon people.  Immature adults and children should not read about women going into heat.  Use your brains people.  I’m sick and tired of reading reviews from teenagers!

Extreme sexual and yummy content.  Moderate violence with ripped out throats and bloody spurts of vengeance.

This series is fantastic and I am looking forward to rereading the rest of the books 🙂

~Happy reading!



REVIEW: Hunting Ground – An Alpha and Omega series novel # 3 by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Ground is the third installment of the Alpha and Omega series.

I absolutely love shapeshifter paranormal romance books!  I can’t get enough of them.  Anything unknown, unusual or more than likely “impossible” really snatches me and holds on tight until I am finished with the book or entire series.

On the Prowl # 1 and Cry Wolf # 2 of this series were positively phenomenal.  I loved every word of both books and found myself putting off chores around the house and time-consuming errands so that I could start reading Hunting Ground.

With that said, I am completely disappointed in this book.  After 100 pages into this book, I found myself bored with the unenthusiastic story.  Now, I admit, after those 100 pages .. things became more interesting.

Anna the Omega and Charles the non-alpha Alpha are sent to Seattle to delegate a conference between every Alpha all over the world.  They are discussing bringing the existence of werewolves to public eye.

I do enjoy the relationship between Anna and Charles.  She struggles with past rape and abuse from former Alpha and pack.  He, a born werewolf, struggles with Brother Wolf.  Two spirits within one soul.  I have read that others dislike the constant doubt between this couple.  I disagree.  The relationship and character progression is amazing, and anything less complicated would not do it justice.

Anna is attacked by vampires.  There really isn’t too much to say in this review without spoiling the book.  Although, in my honest opinion, there is not much to spoil.

I recommend this book to mature adults only.  Although the sexual content is semi nondescriptive and mildly mild 😉 .. The violence is wonderfully delicious and inappropriate for younger eyes.

Rule of thumb, if you have to THINK if a book MIGHT be ok for your teenager, then it isn’t.

~Happy reading!