First Contact (Heroes of Olympus Book 1) by April Zyon

5 Stars

By Krystal Amora

This is an interesting book to read.  I have been a fan of Greek Mythology since I was in grade school so this book was a fun to read. It mixes Greek Gods with the strongest men possible, Navy SEAL and Army Rangers.  From the first chapter I was drawn in and eager to see what is going to happen and why this collaboration is necessary.

We meet Mikhail Rossov and Gareth Gruffyd just as they are finishing a mission with their team and are looking forward to 3 weeks of leave.  They are interrupted by 4 heavily armed MP’s requesting their attendance in the admiral’s office.  They are being told they have been picked for specialized training with Ares, God of War.  What possibly can be coming that requires this elite military team to train with Greek Gods?

Meet Camilla Berry, Kindergarten school teacher getting ready for winter break at school.  As she is walking out to her car at school she is being stocked by weres (werewolves) who are looking for her. We learn there are also vampires in this as well Okay well why are they looking for her?  Just as they were about to attach Camilla Gareth swoops in and saves her while Mikhail (sniper) kills the attackers.

I bet I have your attention now.  April has brought together paranormal, humans and Greek gods all in on unique story while weaving in the love story of our main characters.  You get a sense that this is similar to fated mates we read about in shifter books.  The mix was intriguing and felt natural to read while swooning over Mikhail and Gareth.  Getting to the end of this book didn’t take me long, since I loved reading it, but it left me with many questions.  There is an HEA for Camilla and her hunky lovers however, the last pages leave you wanting more!!!!


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Temptation’s Inferno (Inferno Book2) by Kat Mizera

5 star

By Krystal Amora

This is the second book in the Inferno series and NOTE to readers DO NOT READ THIS BOOK ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK at work.  I was just getting started into the book and the first scene was f**king hot! It was long day at work after that.

It has been a long time since I read a book that caused me to react this way but I’m here to tell you this book is fantastic.  There is a full range of emotions, passion, confusion, family, and the love that is felt on every page.  There is a complexity to this book that is difficult to explain in words because the feelings this book evoke were powerful and  it felt like you are going through this ordeal with the characters. Kat has been able to express these feelings through her exceptional writing style.  The emotions were raw and very life like.

This book will not be for everyone the subject matter touches on a subject that is still not widely accepted in many social circles.  However, the story has a good pace with the sequence of events flow perfectly.  As I read I tend to think of the scenarios that can derail the new relationships that are forming on the books pages.  In this case, my scenarios were incorrect and took on a dark turn that caught me off guard.  Looking back after reading the book there isn’t any other way the story can play out and be this fabulous.

We meet Jamie Teller on the day he finds out he is being traded to Ottawa and will be leaving the Sidewinders organization.  In book 1 he had asked to be traded so Becca would not be humiliated after the sex scandal with him and Dante.  You can just feel how unhappy he is and wish you could just give him a big hug and tell him it’s going to be okay.

Then there is Viggo Sjoberg teammate on the Sidewinders, Jamie’s roommate, and Emilie’s husband.  He has a mean presence on the ice but is a big teddy bear at heart.  Since he was 17 he knew he was bi-sexual and is comfortable with his lifestyle choice.

This story starts out with the threesome between Emilie, Viggo and Jamie that leads to a relationship most people do not understand or accept.   Jamie is trying to come to grips with the revelation that he had sex with a man. This is just the tip of the ice berg to the complexity of this book.  To go any further into an explanation would give away the turn of event that made this book exceptional.

Once again, I can’t stress enough the emotional response I had to reading this book.  The subject matter is difficult to read because of how heinous the crime is that happens.   If you are looking for a book that will having you laughing, crying, wanting to commit murder, and wiggling in your chair then this book is for you.

Highly recommend this book and series.  I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.


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Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

5 stars

By Krystal Amora

There are not enough descriptive words to express my love of this book.  I am a classic car girl (not as much as Henley) who loves the thrill of the hunt when restoring a classic car.  What happens when you put together a ruggedly handsome car guy with a fiery tiger who has the need to make it in a man’s world?  You get four stroke internal combustion!!!

That’s right this book is full of sexual innuendos, as only Lauren can provide, that are all car related and let me clue you in, being able to shift Max’s joystick was top on my list.

Meet Henley Rose Marlowe, aka Tiger.  She is a fiery sparkplug trying to make her way in a car world predominantly male dominated world (aren’t we all ladies).  She is intelligent, independent, goes above and beyond to ensure her customers are getting everything they want. Her need to be treated like one of the guys is a theme we here throughout this book.  She doesn’t want special treatment and wants to make her own stamp in the car world.

Now for Max Summers, top car builder in New York.  Built to handle the toughest cars while being able to deliver the best fuel injections, stick shifts and combustion known to any woman, oops I mean customer. He is the owner of his own shop and fights to stay on top……..

Henley was Max’s apprentice 5 years ago when she shows up at a car show where she runs into Max.  These two have explosive chemistry from the moment they met.  The sexual banter back and forth had this reader needing to keep her fan on high to keep from overheating.  Honestly if I could reach into the pages I would have b**ch slapped them both.  They spent more time trying keep their emotions in check and not getting involved.

Anyway, I’m not going to give anymore away.  Hot cars, sexy as sin man and one fiery brunette is what you are going to get in this book.  This is a love story through and through. I highly recommend this book it was fun, witty with some secrets.  There isn’t a lot of drama which was refreshing and allowed me to just read and enjoy.  I didn’t need my brain to work through all the scenarios.

PLEASE READ!!!! This is one of my favorites.


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The Detective’s Lover by Aliyah Burke*

4 Stars

Review by Tracie R.

The Detective’s Lover is a compelling read. Aliyah Burke has given us a great balance of romance and suspense never losing one to enhance the other.

Ian Cavanaugh is a homicide detective but when a crime occurs and it is those he works closest with that have all the secrets he will need to evaluate who he can trust.

Fallon Maddox is a marine but in her home town she is a foster kid with a last name known to the law for all the wrong reasons.

When a death brings Ian and Fallon together it is more than their determination to find the truth that sparks. But Fallon won’t let her feelings get in the way and as the danger grows so does her fear for a future. Can Ian and Fallon find the murderer before more people are killed and will Fallon let down her guard and take a chance on forever with Ian.

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