Published Synopsis Blurb:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes The Game Makers; a scorching new erotica series about a young woman desperate to uncover the mysteries of her past and the hitman bound to protect her.
From an opulent palace in Russian, to the wicked playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, to the sultry beaches of Spain, the two lovers will discover that even their most intimate—and forbidden—fantasies can come true…
I am so mad!!!
This was a great book & it’s over!! I gotta wait for the next one?!? What the heck!! Geez!! I hate that more than anything! Did I get the hint? Part 1…DUHHHH!!!
What else can I say!
This was an original continuing story about a Russian girl adopted by American parents. She tries to search out her birth parents in Russia & comes to a dead end.
Then a guy walks into the bar she’s hanging out with her friends in & he looks almost Russian gangster. She thinks he’s pretty cool & approaches him which backfires…At first…
On her not so smooth trip to Russia to meet her father, she finds herself in a complicated mess…
Wow!! too short to give out more details!! Loved the change of scenery, but I can tell you that the late 2013 & 2014 are the years for red heads! Every woman lately has some form or another of RED hair!!
After over a decade working in the sex industry, Janice Cane retains no illusions about the nature of relationships. Everyone lies and everyone wants something. Still, a part of her longs for a connection.
Speed dating becomes her addiction, a place to find a man for the night when she needs a quick fix, and her last hope that true love may still be waiting around the next corner. When a mysterious man entices both her intellect and her lust, she becomes entangled in an affair more complicated than she’d expected.
Enter the world of the Sugar House. Here you’ll meet the illustrious Madam Janice Cane and her brood of men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?
I guess I should have paid more attention to this book synopsis/category, but no. It just had a decent cover for once, so I requested it… or actually it requested me.
Surprisingly, I really did enjoy this book. It had a real story that totally worked! I was happy & satisfied after reading it, and hmmm. I think I really like the side characters & want to hear more about them.
Obviously in every good story there has to be a conflict, and YEP there was… Oooo now how to work out the issues… Luckily it is resolved & my review is as short as the book, but how can I go on and on without giving it away…
Janice runs a hmmm fantasy warehouse of sorts… She has great employees, that are more than employees. She goes speed dating & meets an interesting guy who reads her, but not quite… the main read he didn’t see creates the entire conflict for him, because it could ruin him to have those ties.
Soooo It was good, but I read it right after I read a book I thought was over the top amazing, so maybe it was better, I just missed it.
She was seeking revenge. What she found was a vampire who swept her into the darkest depths of passion.
Chicago, Illinois… the windy city. Home to football greats, dinosaurs named Sue, and, when the sun goes down… powerful vampires battling for the right to rule the city and beyond.
Born into slavery, Aden is one of the most powerful vampires in North America, waging war on others of his kind in a struggle to become the next Lord of the Midwest. But in the midst of the deadliest fight of his long life, the ghosts of his past have come back to haunt him. Slavery still exists, and Aden is hellbent on destroying it and the vampires who profit from it.
Sidonie Reid is an investigative reporter in pursuit of the biggest story of her career, until that story costs the life of a friend and Sid realizes she has to do much more than write about it. Intent on bringing down the vampires and their slave network, Sid gains entry to the highest levels of vampire society, where she finds herself confronting the raw sexuality that is Aden.
Caught up in a dark passion that neither can resist, Aden and Sidonie join forces, determined to defeat the old regime and everything it stands for. The dangers are beyond calculation, but the ultimate reward is worth the risk. If they survive…
OH MY GAWWWD!! Where have I BEEN!! I LOVED this book!! All I can really say is that this series is awesome!! And this was Book #7?!? Why didn’t I know about this!! Now I have to get all of them!! Damn!!
Ok! So let’s just say I am really mad that I didn’t start this series when it first came out. This author is great!! Not only can she tell a story that isn’t all rainbows & candy, but she can develop some characters too!!
I knew what the characters looked like, I felt their trauma of past lives, which was so sad in Aden’s case by the way… Kind of Acheron-like in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series, but not as so-over-the-top-I-need-to-skip-a-bunch sort of way. It was made clear, but not totally uncomfortable, just really sad. I hate his mother even still…. You will too! The Bitch!
Anyway, I won’t synopsis it out to you, but just know I loved it & there are tons of areas to cover still in this series… wars to fight & mates to find!! I cannot wait to read more!!
Absolutely Over the top 5 stars for me!!
Fierce and sexy, former Marine Travis Sanchez has always held himself back from the rest of the world, using his tattoos and piercings as armor. But when the woman he’s wanted for months is threatened, he knows it’s time to strip away the bad boy image and show her just how much he wants to be with her. As one of Red Stone Security’s best contractors, Travis is trained for almost any situation. But nothing prepares him for the most dangerous threat of all: the one to his heart.
Kind-hearted Noel Baskov’s only wish for the holidays is that her Miami coffee shop has a successful Christmas season. But her focus on work is interrupted when the family of the young girl she mentors is threatened, and the man she’s been lusting after for months steps in to handle it. Unfortunately the danger is far from over. Can this sexy and mysterious warrior protect Noel, or will he be the one to shatter her heart?
Warning: features a heroine determined to fight for those she cares about, a protective hero with a very interesting piercing, and some holiday magic.
This was a good short novella that had a complete story. I wasn’t left hanging at the end. Yes it did move very very quick. Like seriously quick. They were dating & pledging their love for each other in a couple days… I’m not really sure how this book & characters fell as far as the series, but even though this book had conflict… Bad guy trying to avenge his brother’s death…It was over & dealt with quickly.
The tattooed character’s cover photo didn’t fit the description at all. This time it really didn’t bother me, but… Neither character fit for me.
I did like the story & found it definitely worth the read!! A great Christmas story that it didn’t matter one way or another what time of year it was.
Logan Rettino never imagined she’d fall so far. Dropped by her ex on national TV, she’s gone from prima ballerina to ring card girl, reduced to revving up the crowds before MMA bouts. However distasteful she finds her new job, it pays well…and she needs the money if she’s ever going to rebuild her life. Promised a huge bonus if she can convince a brooding, gifted welterweight to keep fighting, she’ll do whatever it takes to earn his trust.
Keane O’Shea is unbeatable in the octagon. A former marine, he fights with a ruthlessness no gym jockey can match. He knows his brutal strength is too much for the delicate ex-ballerina, regardless of how fascinating he finds Logan’s tight dancer’s body. But one private performance and he’s drawn to her in a way he can’t—or won’t—resist.
As Logan discovers the heartbreaking truth that lies beneath this handsome warrior’s rage, she’ll need to forfeit everything she thought mattered for the one thing that matters the most: saving Keane from himself.
I’m not sure where to start with this book. It was really good.
First, you have a “can-never-work-again” prima-ballerina working at a dive fight club as a ring girl. She’s trying to make enough money to open her own Ballet school & to hire an attorney to sue her ex-boyfriend who I picture as Alexander Godunov from Money Pit… Who knows why!! He dropped her in a reality dance show competition shattering her ankle, stole her money & was keeping her under-study on the side…
Then you have a rugged broken PTSD suffering Ultimate fighting 4 times black belt martial Artist ex-Marine who suffered a traumatic event losing one of his best friends (can’t tell you how…) who drinks & medicates to oblivion, can’t maintain a relationship (on purpose) jumping in one and out another… 6 foot 3 (welterweight)…
There is a chance meeting & some publicity & all of a sudden Logan is begging her job back promising she will get Keane to fight through to the championship… It’s a back and forth… Pushing & pulling between them… Two broken people with inner demons totally connecting but denying it…
I really liked this book. I don’t promise everyone will. It takes place in the lower crags of Philly & I loved the people. The characters, the language etc. In a way it reminded me of a Kristen Ashley book without the immediate love… Hot Hot Hot. Also, sweet… sad… and finally an HEA!
This holiday season has bite.
Ben Prescott hates Christmas–he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.
But fate has other plans for Ben.
Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.
‘Tis the season…to be undead.
Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost–Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…
Warning: This story features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays!
This was a cute little story of a broken Vampire escorted through his own past present & future like “A Christmas Carol”.
He lost his true love when he was forcibly turned years ago. He relives his experiences, so there is no need for any back story either.
It’s cute, sweet, suspenseful & endearing but not in that order. I would read it again & Cynthia Eden has proven herself again as an author.
To Reese Templeton, marriage is completely over-rated, especially after her quadratic failure. She wants to settle down to a solitary life of owning a bakery. Too bad her super-human talents and the search for her husband’s killer have made her something of a human tazer. She’s full of enough electricity to short out a city block or send a man into cardiac arrest with just one kiss.
But the alluring P.I. Griffin Chase, a man she has a history with, is stirring up feelings of need she hasn’t felt in years. Only this time, her desire to be in his arms has nothing to do with her fear of loneliness and everything to do with the current charging through her body every time he looks at her…touches her. Griffin doesn’t need the spark of Reese’s super-human talents to light up his body. The woman does it with one swipe of her tongue across her bottom lip. He’s determined to help her move on, but to do that, he must catch her late husband’s killer, staying on track before she has a chance to exact her revenge. Because leading Reese to jail in handcuffs may just break his heart for the final time.
Well… I had a couple relationship issues while reading that kind of get me turning from this book. One was a typo ruining the flow & the other was the lack of connection because of it.
First, my free sample for an honest review bordered on unreadable because it was missing all of the fi’s & fl’s that start, connect or end a word, throughout the ENTIRE book… I was totally perplexed in the first section of the book when they were FLying or can’t FInd something etc…Enough already!! That not being the author’s fault, but if a publisher needs to up their reviews??? They should make sure it’s readable!
Second… geez! This woman has a bad dark cloud following her! dead husbands, one near dead… she’s spending all her money on a guy locked in a brain dead state… Then she has to try to find who tried to kill them too?
I was just high strung & stressed during this story, but really, if you can overcome the above, or it isn’t an issue in your copy, I am sure you can probably form a better relationship with the characters than I did/could. I felt hopeless.
**Just a note, I live with 2 dyslexics & can read anything, but when partial words are missing, it fries my brain! I actually became exhausted!
This had great potential to draw me completely in, but just as I was drawn in, BAM I had to stop. Then figure out the word. It DID NOT take long, but it ruined the flow & character development for me. Sorry.
If I had a clean copy, I know I would review totally different, but right now I can’t.
Could have been amazing, but nope. Fell short
“Mom, get a life!”
Her teenage daughter’s words were daunting. True, struggling single mom Julia Jones hadn’t had a date in over a decade, but she could still catch a man-if she needed to! So Julia, who claimed not to want a husband, found herself entangled in a fake romance.
Ryan Shane was tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome. And he just so happened to need a no-strings date himself. Their plan was perfectly thought out. Until a conveniently staged good-night kiss turned into very inconvenient passion…
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This was one of those realistic stories of two people not wanting to have a real relationship with anyone, but strike a bargain to pretend to solve their own personal problems outside of the relationship.
Julia has a daughter she’s fighting with, who thinks she is a workaholic & has no fun, therefore she cannot relate to her daughter. She goes along with Ryan’s idea of a fake romance that will not only help Ryan ward off an over anxious admirer.
This is a good light romance that deals with the realistic drama of having a rebellious teen. If you are into the realistic stressful family situations & the drama of single parenthood then this is a book for you…
I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I loved the last book I read from her. For some reason this one just stressed me out… I don’t like stressful books, but I can’t really describe exactly why…
I would lick that man up one side and down the other.”
Half-shifter and lead SPAC agent, Val Calhoun, has listened to women gush over the Don Juan of the precinct for the last four years. Yeah, Detective Britton Townsend is hot and has stunning blue eyes, but that foul mouth he saves only for her? What a waste of good looks. And no way does Val want that mouth anywhere near hers.
When the shifter community is threatened, Val is assigned to the case…and fails. So the High Council turns to the rogue shifter they’d sentenced to twenty years as a human–that same obnoxiously sexy Detective Townsend. And sends the two arch-enemies deep into the North Carolina Mountains-—together, and alone.
Being stuck in a tiny honeymoon cabin with Miss Castration and only one bed is definitely not Britton’s idea of a good time. But the High Council doesn’t take no for an answer. After his shifter abilities are restored, Brit is once again susceptible to the dreaded, irreversible bonding instinct, the Drall. Thankfully, all he’s ever felt for Val is intense loathing, no reason to worry. Right? All he has to do is solve this case pronto, and he can go back to his footloose Casanova ways. That is, if they don’t kill each other first. Or worse…fall in love.
This was an original story about the world of shifters living among the human’s. The police department has two groups of policemen working for them; Humans & Shifters. Working separately on different types of crimes, side by side, but humans are unaware…
In the shifter world, a small child is abducted from a group home for mutated shifters (kids shifting without control of their wolf). These kids are separated from their parents until late teenage years…
The shifter community is angry over the recent mother convicted of hiding her baby’s mutation so she would not be separated from her baby. She was sentenced to life in prison. It is her son who is kidnapped.
Val & Britton hate each other. Val took Britton’s job as head of the SPAC after he was sentenced to live without his wolf side for 25 years, for almost being caught shifting by a human. Now they have to work together to find the boy & his abductors. Britton is given his wolf back temporarily…
This series has a good plot… I missed a lot not reading the last book over the reason Britton & Val didn’t get along & it took a while to get it, but it can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed it and will read more of this series…
Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage bed. Not even the attentions of a handsome and endearingly strong prince can convince her that the life she wants is still possible.
Etienne is a prince in need of a werewolf. A werewolf himself from birth, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly turning him human. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf, one who was not born with the beast inside, can save him from becoming human. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the cure.
Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul can take his mind from his goal.
Love cares little for the best laid plans or the impossible. A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball…Before Midnight.
Man!! This book was almost great!!
The opening prologue was amazing & set up this series so well, that I cannot wait for the next books, but I am hoping like hell they don’t mimic a fairy tale.
I am so sorry, but without any warning ahead of time that this book, including the characters description, was so “Cinderella” that it just bothered me. It would have been one of my top favorites if the wicked step-mother & step-sisters didn’t have similar names & descriptions (hair & clothes even) as the Cinderella characters… There was no need. The parallels beyond that were non-existent. The only other thing that was like it was the ball & a shoe thing. Otherwise I found it quite good! Sooo it didn’t make much sense to me to go in that direction.
This was an original story of a kingdom protecting wolves & the secrets as to why & the need for a prince (who is short?? 5’10″) who cannot call his wolf to shift, must be bitten or scratched by another werewolf to reclaim his heritage.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved this story, but the Cinderella thing just bugged me too much!
** Is it me, or is it becoming a trend to have a 5’10″ hero?? That’s shorter than me when I wear boots, so it stands out…