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Virginia Lee’s Reviews > Awakening Ember

Awakening Ember (The Vargr #2)Awakening Ember by Meraki P. Lyhne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

book 2 in the series and you do need to read in order to fully understand all the characters in the pack. whisper have started and the fire burn bright. will all of the tested coming out through all the packs. something is coming and when it does the pull of the pups and so much more. with pack alpha down what happens with the training and will first bond block. waiting to see what happens to my favorite alpha in training

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Title: Rescued Anthology
Authors: Cynthia D’Alba, Donna Alward, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Mandy Harbin, Cindy Kirk, Melissa Schroeder, Lexxie Couper, Shana Gray, Laura Trentham and Tamlyn Black 
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novellas
Release Date: May 17, 2022
Cover Design: Zoe York


What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course.

From Cynthia D’Alba – Hot Assets– A Dallas socialite must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper

From Donna Alward – Doggie on her Doorstep – When Emily’s flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em’s doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door.

From Jenna Bayley-Burke – The Guy Next Door -Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs…and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog.

From Mandy Harbin- Rescuing Orion – When undercover FBI agents foster a dog to investigate a money launderer, ignoring their attraction becomes difficult with playing house with a cute pooch.

From Cindy Kirk – For the Love of Ivy – A city girl and the dog she rescues turns a sexy rancher’s life upside down

From Melissa Schroeder – Last Love – A single mom tries to avoid her one-night stand, but her dog, Houdini, keeps leading her to his door.

From Lexxie Couper – Who’s A Good Boy? – After meeting a feisty dog trainer and a 3-legged dog, the future PM of Australia questions his future and his life.

From Shana Gray – Dogs on A Plane– A heavy snow strands a bush pilot and socialite with a pack of love hungry pups. Who saves who?

From Laura Trentham -Nobody’s Hero – An ex-con tries to persuade an abandoned puppy and an innocent romance author he’s nobody’s hero.

From Tamlyn Black – Nobody But You – A grumpy cowboy has his world upended by his sister’s new BFF and the stray dog she brings to his door



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Hate Me by Angel Jendrick

Title: Hate Me
Series: Claiming Kristopher #5
Author: Angel Jendrick
Genre: Gritty Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2022


He’s walled himself inside his pain. Can he break out of his shell to save everything he holds dear?

Kris McLean desperately needs to bust out of his darkness. After a series of unspeakable tragedies send him to the psych ward, staying strong for his daughter is the only light at the end of his tunnel. And when he hits his blackest hour and reaches for a rope, he’s devastated to survive and find his parental rights under threat.

Struggling daily not to grab the bottle, the broken man can’t risk failing the only thing left worth living for. But with his heart too damaged to swell at even sunrises and poetry, Kris finds each day a crippling battle to salvage his life.

Can this fractured father defeat his demons and feel his little girl’s embrace?

Hate Me is the powerful fifth book in the complex Claiming Kristopher series. If you like troubled characters, chaotic struggles, intense passion, and the extraordinary depth of the human spirit, then you’ll love Angel Jendrick’s torrid tale.





His heart thumped a commanding beat, content for a time to just soak up his daughter. Her unsteady steps, the late afternoon daylight gleaning off her eyes, the mischievous smile she had solely for Courtney as she stumbled into her waiting arms.

It felt like the sun rose and landed around her, like his little girl could move mountains and stop global warming. He was fucking star-struck.

“Our little girl is so beautiful.”

Drew’s sentiment threw him off guard, and he faltered.


 








Angel Jendrick is the author of gritty contemporary romances. She’s also been known to dabble in poetry from time to time. When not writing or editing (or thinking about writing or editing), she can be found watching movies, jamming to her favorite tunes, running after her kids, or working on her latest home reno or DIY project.

Angel lives in Canada on thirteen beautiful acres of land with her wife, their three children, Ellie their energetic lab and a blind cat name Taz.

She is currently working on the final book in her Claiming Kristopher series, as well a brand new venture into the world of YA romance!




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Guardians of the Sea by Eva Pohler

Guardians of the Sea
Eva Pohler
(Vampires and Gods, #3)
Publication date: May 14th 2022
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

After enduring Delphine’s dangerous training regimen, the young gods and demigods embark on a mission to take down the corrupt shipping company once and for all, to liberate victimized communities up and down the Mediterranean and nearby seas. But unforeseen conflicts cause the young gods and demigods to question the nature of their mission, their purpose, and their relationships with one another.

In the face of impossible choices, how important are love, loyalty, and friendship? Moreover, how far should one go to defend those who can’t defend themselves? Should one sacrifice everything?

Read the surprising conclusion of The Vampires and Gods Series. For lovers of Greek mythology, paranormal romance, and action adventure stories.

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“Vampires and Greek Mythology combined in one fabulous adventure!”–Brie Strauss, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

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Gertie stood in the foyer of the great hall on Mount Olympus, waiting for Hector to finish his tour with Hephaestus. Hector had invited her to join him to see the magical forge, but she’d wanted him to have this chance to be alone with his father. She hadn’t thought about her own comfort—or lack of it as she stood there with the Olympians on their thrones only a few yards away. Although she’d earned their respect in the battle with the old man of the sea and his entourage of monsters and was about to become a goddess herself, she didn’t dare presume that she was free to speak with them.

She pushed a strand of her blonde hair behind her ear and glanced nervously at the gods before averting her eyes to her boots. Her stomach hurt, and her heart wouldn’t slow down no matter how deeply she breathed. An eternity seemed to pass when Hector finally emerged with his father.

Just seeing Hector’s face again made her less nervous. Although people often mistook them for brother and sister because they both had blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, fortunately for them, they weren’t, even though they were both descended from gods.

“Are you ready for the council meeting?” Hephaestus asked her.

Gertie took a deep breath. “I think so.”

“Of course, she is,” Hector said. “She hasn’t stopped talking about it for days. Have you, Gertie?”

“Are you sure you’re ready?” Hephaestus asked again.

“Yes,” she said, this time without hesitation. “I’m just a little nervous about how it will feel and how I’ll adapt. There isn’t much written about apotheosis. I feel unprepared.”

Hephaestus laughed. “Preparation has its virtues, but surprises make life exciting.”

“I like that.” Hector beamed up at his dad.

Gertie would rather be prepared.

“Good luck,” Hephaestus said as he turned to walk away.

“Thanks again for showing me around, Father,” Hector said. “I hope I’ll have the chance to see you again soon.”

The god gave Hector a polite, if not distant, nod before taking a few strides to his throne, next to Apollo and across the white marble floor from Aphrodite.

“How did it go?” Gertie whispered to Hector, who hadn’t stopped smiling since he’d emerged from the forge.

“I’ve never felt happier,” he said, his blue eyes bright. “My father has finally acknowledged me publicly and has given me more than a moment of his time. It’s a dream come true.”

“Oh, Hector.” Gertie squeezed his hand. “I’m really happy for you.”

“Thanks. Being here has made it easy for me to make a decision.”

Gertie tilted her head to one side. “What decision?”

“I want to be a god, and I’m ready to do whatever it takes to prove I’m worthy.”

Gertie’s mouth dropped open, and she felt like jumping up and down with joy. “What?”

“I know . . . I was against it before. I wanted a normal life, so I could give my kids a better childhood than the one I had. Now I know things don’t have to be the way they were with my mom—alienated from my father and from the other gods.” He circled his arm around Gertie’s waist. “We can be a part of this life here on Mount Olympus. We can be gods together.”

Gertie thew her arms around him. “Really?”

“Really.” He reached down and kissed her.

As much as Gertie enjoyed the kiss, she soon came to her senses and noticed that some of the Olympians were watching her. “I’ll make my acceptance conditional. If they want me to become the goddess of vampires, they’ll have to make you a god, too.”

Hector furrowed his brows. “What if they refuse?”

“They won’t, especially if your father speaks up for you.”

He kissed her once more, and, together, they made their way to his father’s side, to await the others.


Author Bio:

After earning her Ph.D. in English and teaching writing and literature for over twenty years, Eva Pohler became a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.

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Rage Unleashed: Wrecked by J.K. Jones

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Damian was getting careless. He purposefully lingered in Sasha’s apartment, sniffing his underwear, making sure his scent bled into the fabric. He’ll die if he couldn’t have him. Have this. His sweet omega. Professor Sasha Petrovitch wasn’t meant to be coddled; he was meant to be wrecked. Eviscerated. Damian could do that. If only Sasha hadn’t rejected him. If only Sasha behaved like a proper omega and submitted to him fully then this wouldn’t be happening. There were rules against this type of thing. Treaties. Laws and regulations against alpha’s overstepping their boundaries. As pack leader of the Barbaric Prowlers, Damian has broken them all. He couldn’t help himself. Words failed him once he invaded Sasha’s space. That scent. Jasmine. It drove him mad. Damian wanted to smash him open. Pull him apart as a wolf does to sheep. He’s half-possessed. Deranged. This maddening infatuation has destroyed him. And the worst part was, Damian let it. Warning: violent thoughts, violence, gore, dubious consent, stalking, werewolf shifter fantasy, HFN & soft cliffhanger ending.

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Virginia Lee’s Reviews > Slumbering Ember

Slumbering Ember (The Vargr, #1)Slumbering Ember by Meraki P. Lyhne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book draws you in with the mystery of the Vargr. Mix in some tales of old Norse gods.
He thought he was alone accepted his mother. When he meets someone not excepting the world now look different and feels open. The characters show that they still have insecurity but with a tight and strength family they can achieve so much. Cant wait to read book 2 closer to the race and control of his ember

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