Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review- Branded Sanctuary

Branded Sanctuary by Joey W. Hill

Like all her novels this was an emotional story that created an amazing connection with her characters and provided a glimpse into the writer’s soul. This is book 7 in the Nature of Desire series.

In This novel, Chloe is recovering from a viscous attack by her managers father (at the end of Mirror of My Soul) and can’t seem to attain her previous joy and laughter in life. One night, with a severe panic attack on the rise she impulsively calls Brendan, the gorgeous man she met at her bosses wedding. And what starts as an unconscious cry for helps turns into a quickly heated relationship with a sexy teacher that could be the man of her life.

This story is a rollercoaster ride into Chloe and Brendan’s souls. They discover parts of each other and themselves that require a level of trust that can be attained with only a few others.

I love all of Joey Hill’s books and practically salivate every time I hear that she has a new novel being released. Her novels always have wonderfully deep characters that expose pieces of personality and emotion that is at the base of every person.

She manages to convey a level of trust in between her main characters that I have never read before. She explores every part of them and makes them face their own faults and discover that it is okay to lean on someone, to expose the center part of yourself and trust another with it.

I give this a 5 out of 5 storyline/romance, a 5 out of 5 bedroom steaminess.

Please note, this novel contains relativity light BDSM elements between the couple but showcases the full extent of BDSM in portions of the story, light female/female sensuality and a brief ménage encounter.

Click here to visit Joey W. Hill website.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review- Serpent's Kiss

Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison

Her books just keep getting better and better! This is the third book dealing with the Elder Races and it was a fantastic read.

In this novel you have an ancient Wyr Sentinel, Rune Ainissesthai who has made a deal with the devil, well its really a Vampyre Queen named Carling who isn’t know as being the greatest person around. In the previous novel, Rune became indebted to Carling and is required to complete one unidentified task.

Hoping to take care of his debt with something as little as taking out her trash, he is determined to keep his bargain, no matter what is asked or however long it takes. He arrives at Carling’s home to discover the Queen’s power is becoming unstable and is liable to kill all those around her.

With Carling being one of the few standards in a life with mortals and immortals whose lives are so fleeting. Rune is unable to leave Carling to her lonely demise. He decides to stay and help find a cure for the serpent’s kiss, a disease that kills all vampyres who quire it.

Fighting each others desires, it’s a race against the clock to find the answers and stay alive when enemies draw near.

I loved this book! Her writing keeps getting better, and her stories more involved with every story she writes. You get drawn into a world that is so similar, yet so different then the one we live in. I wish I could look up into the sky and see the Wyr flying in the sky, touch his wonderful shifted body and live in the world she has created.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 for storyline/romance and a 4 out of 5 for bedroom steaminess.

Click here to visit Thea Harrison website.