Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review ~ Luiff by Victoria Danann with a giveaway



~ Synopsis ~

WHEN HE COULDN'T FIND HER IN HIS WORLD, HE WENT ELSEWHERE.

First of a series of three novellas about the Brothers Cu Ahlee.

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, wrote this series as a follow up, based on Moonlight, Best Vampire~Shifter Novel of 2013.


For a thousand years the highlander werewolves of Scotia have enjoyed the protection of the fae monarchy, but the straining population has forced them to adapt or die. Or move.

Liulf has spent centuries waiting for a true mating while others settled for comfortable compatibility. When he emerged as the new alpha, little did he know he'd find her when he leads his pack to a new world.


Title:  Liulf: Alpha of the Mahdrah Ahlee
(New Scotia Pack #1)

Author:  Victoria Danann

Genre:  Paranormal Romance 17+

Series: New Scotia Pack

Publication Date:  October 18, 2014

Publisher: Andromeda LLC dba 7th House

Event Organized By: 
Literati Author Services, Inc.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23307008-liulf?from_search=true


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What reviewers are saying about Liulf.


"Victoria Danann has done it once again. I could not put this down until I was finished. It moved along at an amazing pace that was just perfect, the characters will grab you and you cannot help but fall in love with them and the story. Wow, this is an amazing read."- Joy Whiteside


"I got so lost in Luilf's world I forgot mine." - Pam James


"...fulfills that hunky shifter kilt hunger from the get go." - Nelta Mathias Baldwin


"...this is a spin off to (Knights of Black Swan) and I have to tell you I loved it." - LIsa High


"As always Victoria Danann hits it out of the ball park with another amazing story." - Bobbi Kinion


Short Excerpt.


Liulf squatted on the castle parapet with his back to the sound of the ocean crashing against Girnigoe’s black craig cliffs. If he let himself think about the damp cold or the January wind that tried to penetrate flesh and bone, he’d start to shiver in a way that would rack his whole body…. So he’d learned to focus on other things. Looking east, over the land he loved, he felt a sense of pride and history. And memory. In his slightly less than four hundred years, he’d covered every inch of pack territory in wolf form and much of it in biped form as well. He knew he was blessed with good things, but that didn’t fill the underlying emptiness that he couldn’t quite pinpoint. Lack of purpose maybe. There wasn’t much satisfaction in guarding a border without an aggressor.


That very day a wolf had said it was easy for Liulf to make reckless choices because he didn’t have a mate. Liulf had kept his face passive, but inside the words had stung. It wasn’t as if he could control destiny. What Lycan didn’t want to find his mate? Well, perhaps Conn would prefer to be a bachelor wolf forever.


It was true that Liulf could have settled for a bitch who was merely compatible, as most did. But he hadn’t because he knew there was more. There was mating that was, well, magical. He wouldn’t say so out loud because his brothers would never stop razzing him if he did. But he lived with a constant yearning that never subsided, spoken or not.


All the carousing in the world wouldn’t take the edge off his desire. And he should know. All he had to do was keep from cursing the Fates until they saw fit to gift him with the one. The one he knew was out there.


MY NOTE ON LIULF:


A snippet from an early review says: "This is a wonderful off shoot of that series (Knights of Black Swan). In MOONLIGHT, we learned that wolf shifters were having a rough time. Humans were spreading into their lands and using high powered weapons to kill them in wolf form. Towns and cities were destroying the wild areas."


This couldn't be more timely since we learned just 2 weeks ago that the planet has lost HALF of its wildlife in just the past 40 years. Certainly the wildness of werewolves is a metaphor for that part of us that longs for the call of Pan.



USA Today Bestselling Author

2013 Winner in the categories of:

  • BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES - Knights of Black Swan
  • BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (GENERAL) - A Summoner's Tale
  • BEST PARNORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL (Vampires & Shifters) – Moonlight
  • My early work (eight-years-old) would be called fan fiction today. I began by writing my version of Bobbsey Twins novels on legal pads that my dad brought home from the office. As an only child - in the days before children became little electronic receivers - there was often not much to do other than seek amusement in my own head.
    Childhood fantasies involved being the only girl (for some odd reason) at a ranch for wayward boys. Yes. I do realize this sounds vaguely familiar. T hose fantasies were supported by real life events because the boys included me in the afternoon neighborhood games whether it was cowboy/Indians or G.I. Joe.
    When I left the Bobbsey Twins behind I didn't write again until I was married with children and in my mid-twenties. I completed a paranormal romance and gave it to my spouse to read. After hearing his criticisms I didn't write again for decades. At the time I didn't understand that he's the absolute farthest thing from my audience.
    It turned out to be a blessing because during that time that I didn't write, I lived an extremely full life. I traveled a lot, raised a family, got an education (I have an M.A. in Psychology.) and explored my compulsion to be a spiritual seeker. The fantasies were a constant companion throughout. The faces and names of the characters changed as I matured, but they remained a source of comfort. They helped me through hellraising teenagers and three near-death scares.
    By the time I started writing again, I had something to say. I write cross-genre with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of scifi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. My heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. My heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners - usually - whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.
    If you're interested in me personally, I am also a classically trained musician who defected to Classic Rock. This is Roadhouse, the very best in Classic Rock, taken near The Last Concert Cafe, Houston Texas, 2011. I'm the utility player which means I play rhythm guitar, keyboards, sing back ups and a few leads. I authored and illustrated Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners for fifteen years. I live in T he Woodlands, Texas, which is why I sometimes joke about being the witch in the woods. Married. Four children. One very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.
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My Thoughts:


I really liked the Black Swan series. I can't say that I like this more but I like it as well. :D

I absolutely LOVE the accents! Hunky wolves with an accent. Arrrrrroooooooo! Makes my want to howl! 

The imagery was well described as usual, I was unwilling and unable to stop reading from the first word to the last.

This was a very quick read with only 74 pages. :-( The good news is the other brothers will be getting stories too! There is more from these wolves coming! :-)

There is some steam (on the mild side), romance, hunktastic wolves with a foreign brogue, action, excitement, good characters, and everything you could want in a book of 74 pages. :D

If you like werewolves, accents, Victoria Danann's writing, or all of the above, don't dally! Get yourself a copy of Luilf and start reading! Time's a wastin!

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. Other than wanting more pages, I thought it was fantastic!


Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. It is a great chance to win a book you'd like to have! The link can be found at the top of the page.

Review ~ Hearts on Fire" by Brandy L. Rivers




~ SYNOPSIS ~

One night to be someone else.
Mila Day had plans. When her lover demands she give up her dreams to be a trophy wife, she leaves. Wanting to forget the wasted years, she ends up at a party in the next state, craving one wild night of abandon. It was exactly what she wanted.

No strings.

No names.

But it’s not exactly what she gets. Six years later, she’s a happy high school teacher with a beautiful daughter she will always Cherish.

No regrets.

Kyle Blake is a fireman who has been burned. He’s happy alone until he hears joyous laughter next door. He finds it hard to resist Mila, and her little girl, who steal his heart.

When pieces of her past surface, she’ll question everything.

Can they survive the truth?

 
HEART ON FIRE

 Author: Brady L Rivers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Standalone novel

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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~

Brandy L Rivers: I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

~ Social media links ~



My Thoughts:

I am going to keep this review pretty short and sweet as I have had a rough few days. :-(

I LOVED this book. 

There was some of all of my favorite elements, humor, romance, mystery, action, some steam, great characters, an engaging plot, and a nice pace.

Get it. Read it. Be happy!

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. It was phantastic! ;-)





Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. It is a great chance to win a book you'd like to have! The link can be found at the top of the page.