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Below is my review of Joseph! It's still on sale for 99¢ until November 1st so make sure you get a copy!
The nicest thing you can do beyond anything else is read and review an authors work that you love.
If you want to encourage them, review the book. I don't know many authors that don't troll their own reviews. Even if you are the 1 millionth reviewer, the author reads your review. Trust me. They've seen your review. Even if you get silence from the author, it doesn't mean they haven't seen the review.
Authors can't help themselves. Most don't respond to the review only because reviews are for other readers. But it means so much when you post any encouragement. They just don't want to freak you out by responding. So they sit in the background, jump for joy and do happy dances when they receive nice words. So please remember...the author wrote a novel for you. Wouldn't you want to send a letter back? Authors do wait for your words.
Joseph by Kris Michaels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hot. Hooked. Want more.
The Kings of Guardian...Love. Each. Brother.
Let me tell you the Kings are one big, happy family. Okay, they all have their effed upness."Personal trouble" just doesn't cover their issues, but they deal and they are good people (no matter what those boys try to tell you).
(Hint: Yes, he's saying what you think he's saying)
Take Joseph, for example, a guy I can relate to. He wants to protect his family, but stays the furthest away from them as to not put them in danger. He's an assassin and double backs before he goes home. But he does go home every so often. But even loners get lonely.
When he gets a call for help from his long, lost high school girlfriend, the only person he's every loved outside the King family, he goes running. But Joseph is no lap dog. He's a bad ass mofo assassin going to protect his woman.
Joseph reminds me of something between a black mamba and a German Shepard. What would that look like? Possibly this...
Aside from the hot sex scenes there are assassins of all types trying to kill Joseph's favorite person, Ember Harris. The he hasn't seen his high school sweetheart since they parted ways upon his deployment for badass government fuckery (hench the staying away from the ones he loves part) he runs to her side when she absolutely needs him.
While he's been trained to kill, she's been saving lives as a doctor in the ER. It takes her some time to deal with the fact that he's killing people to save her, but she also loves him and doesn't want to die.
There's a conversation about that dicotomy in the book I thought was really well done.
"Joseph" has a happy ending and leaves an epilog that sets up the next book--enter Docs story. Which will come out in January (if the schedule of books proceeds as it has). I'm really looking forward to his story! I've go a thing for eye patch pirate-like doctors that are hot, handsome and chivalrous.
Until then, I'll just have to fan girl on some of the posters coming out:
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Snow Blood: Season 2 by Carol McKibben
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Action packed fun! This time Snow Blood has to help Selene. It's a twist and turn of how good intentions can cause disparity between a relationship. What I gout out of it was that sometimes trying to protect your significant other from pain isn't always the way to go.
We want to sheild our loved ones from the things we go through. We want to protect them, and so we do stupid things like...lie, make deals with enemies, go through hell...all to keep the loved one safe. But denying them that part of you, of your life, is shutting them out and that hurts more.
In Snow Blood 2 all the same players have a vital role. Brogio, the angry Italian vampire is back (What, no garlic? I'm Italian! What, no sunlight? I'm Italian! The hell?? I'm Italian...effing Artemis.)
Of course we have Snow Blood and his pack.
Kane the double dealing, sly, romanticist.
Selene, who's turned badass in this book.
Wolves fighting wolves.
Kresniks (people that turn into eagles)
And we get to see a scary side to Brogio never seen before.
and budding romance.
It's a unique story in a class all it's own! Not your usual vampire or vampire story.
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