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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Dead Men Seal The Deal

Dead men Seal The Deal

Jacqui Jacoby

Dead Men Seal the Deal by Jacqui Jacoby

Reviewed by Helen

I am loving this series these vampires are the best gorgeous friendly caring and this is Jason Sullivan's story he works out at the gym keeps fit works hard at his computer business and makes lots of money. He is single and not really looking for love sure there have been a few woman in his long life but nothing permanent that is until he helps someone from the gym change a tyre and this changes his life eternally.

Taylor Grant was just about to marry when she called it off because the groom was having an affair with her best friend a good southern girl with a very mixed up family Taylor has moved cities got herself a job she works hard and is determined to not have sex with anyone and to not have a relationship with anyone that is until a knight in shinning armour won't take no for an answer.

This is a moving story emotional and suspenseful as Taylor and Jason get closer and truths come out about Jason and his family but danger arrives from Jason's past and all bets are off in the love department Taylor needs to be strong and know the full truth of what they are and when family members are hurt badly you will shed some tears a fabulous story that I highly recommend so well written the characters come to life on the pages my suggestion sit back and enjoy this journey with all of its ups and downs that will keep you turning the pages and smiling when that HEA arrives beautifully.

5/5 stars for a great story

Monday, 2 November 2015

Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby

Magic Man

Jacqui Jacoby

Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby

Reviewed by Helen

This is a great story that will have you in thralled from the first page it is beautifully written the characters so real they come to life on the pages as we get to know and come close Peter Mackenzie and Alexandra Madison and uncover a mystery hundreds of years old.

Alex Madison was enjoying her life very much she comes form a loving family and has an awesome boyfriend in police detective Peter Mackenzie until one day Peter changes and both of them say things they didn't really mean but this ends their beautiful relationship Alex moves states and they get on with their new lives that is until Alex moves back to LA and discovers that things have changed drastically and this starts a journey that is filled with danger and mystery as they get close to each other again.

This is a fast paced and intriguing story with mystery danger and a very sensual romance that will have you smiling and for me grabbing for the tissues but it is also a story of courage and strength as Alex comes to terms and tries to understand the things that Peter's father tells her and learns more about the evil presence that is roaming the streets and killing innocent people to get to one person. I really enjoy MS Jacoby's stories they keep me turning the pages and this is one that I highly recommend.

5/5 stars for a great story

Published October 15th 2015 by Body Count Productions, Inc

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Dead Men Play The Game by Jacqui Jacoby

Reviewed by Nas

DEAD MEN PLAY THE GAME by author Jacqui Jacoby is a July 2015 release by Bodycount Productions Inc.

Ian Stuart is a barman in a pub but lives life with his own set of rules. He is not into picking women who frequent the bar.

Then in walks Ashley Barrow, a detective working the most complicated case of ‘Blood-Letting’. Ian takes a look at her and falls instantly! But would Ashley return his feelings?

What would happen when Ashley discovers the secret Ian is hiding? Could he survive when Ian’s enemy comes looking for him and Ash is caught in the middle? 

Read DEAD MEN PLAY THE GAME to discover all the secrets and mysteries of this chilling at times, yet warm and tender too, story. The relationship depicted in this story between Ian and Ash as well as between Ian’s roommates would make you mushy. Author Jacqui Jacoby did a great job of bringing to live on the pages a group of people who would stay with us for a long time. 

I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series. 
Dead Men Play the Game                                     

Reviewed by Helen

This is a story about love and rules and learning to live by those rules Ashley Barrow is a detective and there have been a few murders lately that her and her partner are trying to find answers for they are calling them the blood letting murders and Ashley is not enjoying her job at all at the moment she has a lovely house but is pretty much on her own so after a busy day at work she calls into Coopers Pub for a much need drink never dreaming that meeting the barman Ian Stuart will change her life forever


Ian Stuart has lived a long time and shares a house with four friends they live by strict rules and are always there for each other Ian works hard but only nights you see Ian and his friends have a secret they must keep although they are very different from the normal vampires they still have things they cannot do but the instant Ian meets Ashley the sparks fly Ian has never felt this way about a woman before and he has lived many years and moves around at regular intervals to keep their secret.

This is a journey to an eternal HEA that really will have you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages as Ashley's life gets changed by another vampire who is very cruel and wants to get back at Stuart when she is left so ill that Stuart and his friends are not sure what will happen and life is getting more dangerous you will be anxiously cheering them on and smiling at the banter between them all.

This is a story that is very well written the characters come alive on the page there is danger love and hope as Ashley and Ian fall hard and fast for each other in a sensual journey that has lots of ups and downs as well as a very sensual romance and I loved getting to know the other four members of the den Travis, Jason, Quinn and Evan who I am sure will have their own stories to come thank you for a great story that I highly recommend.

5/5 Stars for a fabulous story

Monday, 22 June 2015

Bound To A Vampire by Grey Francis

 Reviewed by Nas

BOUND TO A VAMPIRE by author Grey Francis is a February 2015 release.

Doctor Cassandra Montclaire has a secret. She is a centuries old vampire living a double life as a medical healer in New York city with a thriving business. Then she finds out that violence shatters the peace between human and vampire, threatening both species and she has to go and intervene. She goes to her past to resolve this issue.

Would she be able to overcome all odds and bring peace once again? She had a mate, Killian, but he left her. Now he is back and he is the hunted. Along with Killian, she had Alastair, and all three were very much a trio…in an intimate sense.

So when Killian left, Cassie and Alastair were heartbroken. Find out what happens when Killian returns. Where was he? Why did he leave?

BOUND TO A VAMPIRE is a multi-layered richly textured vampire tale. Author Grey Francis was a new to me author but I’m impressed by her story-telling. Bound To A Vampire is a sensual mix of BDSM with whips and handcuffs. It’s a fast paced and a thrill to read.

Recommended for all readers of vampire romance and who also prefer their reading hot and spicy!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

Reviewed by Desere

I have never read anything from this author, but I have heard many opinions about her work, most of those opinions have never been good. I have heard she writes stories that blur the mind , confuse the reader and that her characters are usually somewhat unemotional.

Therefore in all honesty I did not look forward to this book too much, am delighted to report I found none of the opinions I heard and instead found an amazing story with brilliantly developed characters and an author with a fantastic writing style.

The read starts with the author letting us in on the Vampire world, which is in a major crisis. Vampires have been proliferating out of control, burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried  out. Old vampires are roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire - mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong and San Francisco.

The read then moves from present day New York to ancient Egypt, 14 th century Rome, and many more. We meet Louis de Pointedu Lac, Armand, Mekare and Maharet , and those are just a few there is a fast varity of characters that grace the pages as the book progresses.

The book's center of course is Lestat , and of course saving the vampire world from destruction , but more importantly just who is the voice ?

As I said I have never read anything from this author before so of course I was a little lost in the book, having not read the rest of the series. The characters were well written and the book even though it had the whole darkness and evil element, made for good entertainment.

I found the author's writing style very creative and easy flowing. Without saying too much more at the risk of ruining this read for others, I will only add that I would have appreciated if the author took a little more time to bring me into the background of the previous books , as to help me understand it all a bit better, but  of course with series one should try to make sure there are other books before starting the one found.

I recommend this read for fans that love a good vampire romance feel book, it had flair, passion and a great plot!

4 star review
" Will they go out with a bang or still be around when the sun rises?" 

*** Available at Random House Struik South Africa 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Unnaturals by Dean J. Anderson

Reviewed by Nas

UNNATURALS by author Dean J. Anderson is a January 2014 release by Clandestine Press.

The family of Mason Douglas is under threat by the unnaturals. How he fights the threat with help from his son and wife makes up the story.

It is a super fast-paced thrilling roller coaster of a read. Once a reader starts, this thrilling read would keep them glued to the seat till the very last page.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Alien Mine by Marie Dry

Alien Mine by Marie Dry

Reviewed by Desere

It the time of a bleak future where the government systems are breaking down and the lawless terrorize the country. Botanist Natalie Hanson fears for her life, as I am sure anyone would . She hides herself in a cave deep in the Rocky Mountains , but her reprieve is short lived as she is captured by human raiders, ready to take her back to their leader the truly awful and vile Murdock.

But it gets worse, fierce alien, Zacar , appears as if from no where and slays her kidnappers and then drags her off with him. But sexy Zacar wants Natalie for one thing and one thing only, she is to be his breeder. The problem ? These aliens worship strength and Natalie has severe asthma and so that pretty much counts her out as the perfect candidate, right ?

This was a very well written book with really strong characters. I will admit I found it unusual when the dots started connecting and I became aware that the aliens want to breed with the human race in order to form the a group of warriors who will be ready to fight anything and anyone at the drop of a command.  I have not come across this "we will conquer the earth through means of sex"  idea before, and as I said I found it unusual but simply because I could never have imagined it.

But it totally worked perfectly! The read is filled with lots of " Oh no that did not just happen!" moments and some so remarkably well written I could feel the fear running through Natalie.

The book is also filled with stunning action scenes and I mean the full on "Wow!" now that 's what I call kick ass action and not the a little drops of I kick you , he hits me , we fight here and there kind of action that is so very often found in paranormal books. It takes a true talent to bring action ,romance, suspense and a good plot all in line to blow the reader away, am more than happy to say this author nailed it , all of it !

But don't for one minute think the action and suspense is alone, there is some serious hot sex in this read, pages going up in flames does not even come close to a proper description. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this read and I recommend it for all fans of paranormal reads.

If you can handle hot sex and not feel as if your mother would keel over if she saw you reading it, and if you don't mind the odd crude word here and there, and love a good action packed read filled with lots of good paranormal twists then this book if for you!

4.5 star review
" He wants her to breed his warrior army, all she wants is for him to be her warrior"