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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

RELEASE BLAST - Primal Darkness by Barb Shuler





Primal Darkness
Publish Date: September 26, 2017
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romantic Thriller

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Darkness knows no bounds, nothing tethers it to reality. Darkness is in the eye of the beholder. Primal instincts run through us all, a call to the wilder side of life, a call to arms for those of us that shift within the shadows. When the darkness and the primal instincts merge, no one is safe.

Faith and fate are pulled to the forefront and all that is left is a choice. Do you join the darkness, or do you run and try to let faith lead you to your salvation?

My name is Emerson Davenport and this is my choice. My life hangs in the balance if I chose wrong. The dominoes of destiny have started to fall, now it’s up to me to outrun them and the darkness that rides the wave that crests at my door.

Either way, death is coming.



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Excerpt:

Dylan

I moved my gaze back to where the girl had gone, my mouth watering for her. I took a step in her direction, but was stopped by Vinny’s hand slapping against my chest.
“Dylan!” he warned. “Get ahold of yourself.”
Lacey fluttered around me to stare into my eyes. We always had a good connection, she and I. We’d had it since the night Vin attacked her and made her like us. He still felt bad about that night, when he let his bloodlust get the best of him. Like I was trying to not do now. Lace stared at me and I knew she was trying to find something, but I didn't know what. The only thing I could focus on was the brown haired beauty that had walked into the building. I wanted her in every way possible, but I couldn’t have her.
“Dylan, look at me,” Lace snapped. I refocused on her and she smiled. “You two share a bond. I can- I can feel it.”
“What do you mean you can feel it?” I asked, confused.
“Lace, have you been feeding on the drunken rabbits in the woods again?” Vinny asked, raising a brow at her. Her only reply was to flip him off. I let my head fall back and laughed hard. If anyone could keep Vin on his toes it was Lace. She didn’t take shit from anyone, especially from my brother. To be so little, she was quite lethal.
“Dylan, that mark you have. The one Vin said you got when.. uh…” I cut her off as I stood straighter and glared down at her.
“You mean the one I got when that fucking so called Preacher said I was inhabited by the devil and tried to burn it out of me?” My words came out as a growl. The anger rose so fast I had no time to react before Vin was slamming me back into our SUV.
“Back. Off!” he growled, his hands tightening in my shirt. I took a deep breath and nodded. When he felt me relax he shoved off me and moved to put himself between me and Lacey. It wasn’t her fault that night changed my life.
I’m not sure if that night was the worst of my life or the best. It depends on the day of the week and how my inner animal acts, I guess. If I were being honest with myself I was in shock by what she had just told me. I shook my head and tried to walk away but Lacey was in my face. Or as in my face as she could be at 5’ 5” to my 6’ 4”.
“Listen to me, Dylan. She has the mark, that same one. I saw it on her arm. I can fucking feel it, ya know.” Her finger jabbed into my chest with each word. I stood there and took it. If I made any move to get away from her Vin would take it as a threat against his girl and I’d have to beat his ass in front of everyone.
I’d do it, too. I don’t back down from a fight. Ever.
I scoffed. “A human? Are you fucking crazy? I could never love her, Lace. No matter what you think you saw on her skin. You're wrong!”


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I’m a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. Best of both worlds. I have the brass sass to keep up with my Texas sized temper. Living and working in both states i’ve learned a lot about hard work, adapting to your surroundings and making the best of the path that you have been led down. My grandma Dollie once told me I would know what I was meant to do when it happened. She was right, as always.
As with most book lovers, I am an avid reader. Reading has always been a hobby - a passion, really and a way to get lost in other people’s lives, their drama and other worlds. It’s a private movie in your imagination that you get to cast and navigate through, at your own pace. Reading helps to expand the perimeters of one's mind. That is what got me into writing. Writing has been something that I have done since I was a kid. If I had paper, I was writing. Nine out of ten times it made no sense but what are words if they are not to be used to your advantage? Words are a part of us all. Why not use them, right?
During the day I work as a ‘desk jockey’ and help the residents of my county navigate themselves around our little, but not too little country town. By night I am either blogging with my best friends, doing PA work for some of my favorite authors or fighting with the voices in my head. They can be stubborn at times. It’s a blessing and I am cherishing every moment. Tomorrow is never guaranteed so I want to make sure I live the day as fully as possible. For what is my creation, can become someone else's treasure.


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Monday, 25 September 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Perfect Love (Perfect #2) by Amanda Cowen

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Perfect Love
by Amanda Cowen
Publication date: February 27th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

Synopsis:

The story that started with PERFECT SENSE continues…

Cash Brooks held a secret from Quinn that destroyed any chance they had at a happy ending.

Everything she believed their relationship to be was a lie.

Quinn left heartbroken for Harvard, unable to stop loving him even though she knew his past ruined any chance they had at a future.

Now, she’s in Boston completing her MBA and learning to move on without the only man she ever loved. Starting over isn’t easy… especially when an unlikely circumstance pulls her into Cash’s world once again. The truth will come out, hearts will be broken, and Cash will have to battle the mistakes from his past and fight for a second chance to be with the woman he loves.

Their love isn’t perfect, but will it be enough for Quinn to learn to trust him again? Or will the burden and mistakes from his past keep them apart forever?

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)


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I feel like I need to start out saying that I really don’t think this book should be read without book #2. It follows the story line to book 1 and involves the same main characters. I definitely don’t think it’s meant to be a stand alone in any sense of the definition.

Oh man, this book was great. It was frustrating, maddening, loving, and comical at times. There were times when I was so frustrated with the characters I might have been mentally yelling at them, and times when I was just wanted to put the story down. It was absolutely wonderful!

I think the only way to achieve my comment above, is to have incredibly well written details and descriptions. Scenes were described perfectly, they were easily pictured, there was no second guessing what was going on. The relationships were beautiful. They were real and true. They were anything but perfect. Who wants to read a story that is all sunshine and rainbows?
I really enjoyed the first and second book in this series. They were well written, had beautiful relationships, and had fun characters. They had meaningful relationships. They had great friendships. It was a series I would read again!

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)


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Speechless. I am absolutely speechless. The end of this book definitely leaves you speechless, wanting more, needing more.

The characters, the story line, the details, the descriptions, everything in this book is awesome. This book made me want to keep reading. It made me want to forget my responsibilities as an adult, a mom, a wife. It made me want to keep turning the pages. I had to know what was going to happen. I applaud the author in the way in which she chose to write the story. She did a great job.

This story is exciting, it’s heart wrenching, it’s beautiful. It’s a love story between two people who aren’t meant to be together. They live two completely different lives and have two different goals in life. Their chance meeting introduces them to a love they didn’t know they wanted. Their love is flawed. It’s beautiful. It’s ugly. It’s perfect. It’s real.

There are multiple, very steamy, bedroom scenes. They are descriptive in nature and are pretty high on the steam rating. Don’t let this scare you away if sex in books isn’t your thing. There is a lot more to this book than the bedroom scenes!

I would absolutely beg you to read this steamy, sweet, totally alpha hockey player story. It’s a great read. It’s one you won’t want to put down and one you’ll be glad you read! Go grab a copy and while you’re doing that, grab book #2. You’ll thank me when you have it ready to read next!

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Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories and delighting her imagination. She has been writing since the ripe age of twelve about ponies and princesses in brightly colored duo-tangs with metallic pens. Thankfully, she now has a Mac with a keyboard where she can write about love, sex and relationships. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

Her next Contemporary Romance/New Adult Fiction novel TAINTED (The Wyatt Series #1) will be available in Summer 2014.

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BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - By Blood Sworn (The Dagger Chronicles #2) by Janice Jones

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By Blood Sworn
by Janice Jones
(The Dagger Chronicles #2)
Published by: Amberjack Publishing
Publication date: August 22nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Supernatural

Synopsis:

As the Dagger, Alex Stone hunted down supernatural threats on covert ops team, Night Command. After the capture of a particularly bad-ass vampire, Tristan Ambrose, Alex gets out of the game. In the years following her departure, Alex started a hot new clothing line and moved on with her life. She was happy pretending the supernatural didn’t exist, but, with Tristan’s escape, she’s pulled back into the game.

Alex is hired to continue guarding the very tempting body of Jason Stavros–up-and-coming vampire politico–alongside her new team, The Trackers. Stavros is scheduled to head to an international conference of the supernatural community in Bucharest, and Alex and her new team must keep him safe while investigating new threats, and ghosts from the past.


When the conference is interrupted by betrayal and sabotage, Alex must pull her weakened team together to bring the saboteurs to justice–and get some well-deserved revenge.

Suddenly, she’s not just back in the game, she’s all in.

By Blood Sworn is the thrilling, psychological, and sexy sequel to In Her Blood , the first book in The Dagger Chronicles series by Janice Jones.

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Her stomach knotted at the sight: the position of the bodies and the chaos of the room. But, worst of all—the thing that would give her nightmares—was the look on the children’s faces, smeared with blood, as they grinned at their dead parents.
“Damn shame, huh?” someone said behind her. “I thought this was supposed to be against their rules—  turning little kids.”
“It is,” Alex muttered as she pushed her way through the agents while they documented the scene. But when she reached the couch, a strange sense of déjà vu came over her. It was all too familiar.
His bulky body was blanched and perched awkwardly on the faux leather couch; its light-colored pillows stained dark with his blood. Of the two victims, he had definitely gotten the worst of it. While one had fed from his neck, the other had ripped through both wrists like a chainsaw. And he was beyond bled dry. Alex could see the outline of his skeleton against his shrink-wrapped skin.
From the looks of it, the mother had come through the front door and dropped her groceries outright when she saw the carnage. Her shoes were covered in smashed fruit and spilled milk—drag marks paved the way to where she was now.
Alex pulled on a sterile glove as she made her way closer to the body.  She couldn’t help but notice the sick similarities to scenes from the past, years before, in times she had hoped were long gone.
It was Tristan’s twisted idea of fun. Turn the children and send them after their own parents. His signature catch- me-if-you-can move. The sick bastard.
Was he here? Was he close? she wondered as she watched the dark blood congeal on the couch; its smell coated her nostrils then planted itself in her brain.
“Why do you think they trashed him so badly but left her almost pristine?” one of the agents asked as she snapped pictures of the scene.
Alex glanced at her. It was a good question. She turned her attention to the dead woman, the mother, sitting so very still in her rocking chair in the far corner of the room.
The woman’s hands, stained with blood that traveled down from her wounds, lay in her lap, almost peacefully, as if resting. Alex could tell from the pattern of bloodstains and the way it was smeared after congealing that one of them had brushed her hair and reapplied her makeup after her death. Maybe in a childish attempt to make her look alive. Some last, tragic moment of humanity that flickered in their almost dead hearts.
“They loved her,” Alex said softly, but loud enough to be heard by the agent.
“Love?” The agent hummed. “You buy your mother flowers when you love her, not bleed her to death.”
Alex turned to the agent and motioned toward the father. “Him? No love lost there,” she sighed with a shake of her head.

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Graduating with a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, Janice's first novel, In Her Blood, is the first book in her vampire adventure series The Dagger Chronicles. This series introduces you to the world of Alexa "Alex" Stone, ex-vampire hunter and assassin turned fashion mogul. Hiding in plain sight, Alex must return to the world of the supernatural in order protect a handsome vampire and her own secrets. Look for Book Two, By Blood Sworn to hit online outlets soon. Janice is looking forward to readers of New Adult Fiction and Vampire lore to embrace a new kind of action adventure hero, a woman with many secrets and many stories to tell. 

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Friday, 22 September 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - Covetousness (Havenwood Falls) by Randi Cooley Wilson


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COVETOUSNESS
By Randi Cooley Wilson
Series: Havenwood Falls
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. This is only but one…

Graysin Ravenal hasn’t seen her sister in years, but when she learns Jenni has mysteriously died in a library fire, she leaves her upscale beach community for the mountains of Colorado in search of answers. She needs a job, and Havenwood Falls happens to need an interior designer for the new library. The last thing she needs, though, is to fall for the dark and sexy Everett Weston, aka her new boss.

Their undeniable mutual attraction aside, keeping their relationship professional proves impossible as their lives collide in more ways than one.

Graysin finds herself immersed in a world heavily guarded by secrets and lies—a world Everett seems to know quite well, making him her only hope in finding the answers she seeks. As they work together to unlock the mystery surrounding Jenni’s death, their ever-increasing passion must be denied, no matter what their hearts say. Because the story they’re thrown into is one of desire and danger that not only uncovers a centuries old secret that could destroy the town, but also reveals the darkness of Graysin’s family’s past—a darkness that changes her life forever. And some secrets just can’t be forgiven.

This is a New Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls series of New Adult and Adult fantasy novellas featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read. We do recommend that you read Forget You Not first as an introduction to the town and its eccentricities.

Other books in the main Havenwood Falls series:
Forget You Not by Kristie Cook
Fate, Love & Loyalty by E.J. Fechenda
Old Wounds by Susan Burdorf
Books are released on a monthly basis. Coming soon are stories by Lila Felix, R.K. Ryals, Belinda Boring, Heather Hildenbrand, and more.

Watch for Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series launching in October 2017.

Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up to date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/

BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #14) by Felicity Heaton




Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 14)
Felicity Heaton


Despised by his tiger shifter pride as an abomination, Grey has ventured far from home, deep into the bowels of Hell in search of answers about the machinations of Archangel, the mortal hunter organisation who held his twin captive. With no knowledge of the realm, and little skill with the local languages, he quickly finds himself at a dead end—until he crosses paths with a beautiful hellcat female who rouses his darkest most dangerous instincts.


Lyra has been a fool, falling for the charms of a male whose only desire was to make a fast buck by selling her. Shackled and collared, her strength muted by magic, she awaits her time on the stage at a black-market auction, but before it can come, all hell breaks loose and she seizes a chance to escape—and runs straight into a majestic warrior who steals her breath away and tempts her like no other as he battles alone to free everyone.

When Lyra offers her services as a translator to repay Grey for saving her, will he be strong enough to resist the needs she awakens in him and spare himself the pain of her inevitable rejection when she discovers the truth about him? And when the powerful male in charge of the slave ring starts a bloody hunt for Lyra, can she escape another collar and find the courage to trust the tiger who is capturing her heart?


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Grey was beginning to think it had been a mistake to let his emotions get the better of him.
Sure, the fight to free the captives held in the procession had been satisfying, and easy.
The few demons that had been leading the slaves across the valley hadn’t been difficult to take down in his tiger form, mostly because the first two hadn’t seen him coming. The third had tried to run, and the fourth had been too dumbstruck to put up much of a fight.
When they had all breathed their last, he had shifted back and freed the captives, a sense of satisfaction rolling through him.
Until he had stood alone in the valley, and had grown aware of the lights in the distance, of the fact that others were there, locked in chains and fitted with collars.
About to be sold to the highest bidder.
A black rage had come over him, swift to consume him.
He had shifted in a heartbeat, and had been sprinting across the valley in the next, determined to reach the black market and put an end to what was happening.
The moment he had seen the stage and the bastards filling the space in front of it, waving numbers and shouting bids, the moment he had scented the fear of at least a dozen people, all of them different species, he had lost it.
Two guards had met death at his claws and fangs.
A third had hit him hard enough to drive him back out of his tiger form.
Which was never a problem.
He could fight in both forms, had honed his skills over the three centuries he had been alive, all so he could protect his charge, Maya, and his family.
So he could protect the damned pride too, he supposed, although they didn’t particularly deserve it.
Or want it.
He pushed thoughts of the pride out of his head as he grappled with a fae male of some kind. He whipped his head forwards, cracking the male’s skull with his brow, and the male grunted and staggered backwards, clutching his head. Grey didn’t give him a chance to escape, or gather himself. He launched at the male, grabbed his head in both hands, and twisted hard, snapping his neck.
The male dropped lifeless to the floor.
Most of the bastards who had been bidding on the auction had fled, but a few had remained, obviously hungry to make sure they got whatever poor soul they had purchased. One of them was frantically arguing with the demon Grey had figured was in charge, a burly male who stood on the stage, protected by three guards and showing zero inclination to join the fight.
Was he so sure that Grey would meet his end before he reached him?
There were only a handful of enemies between him and the male now.
A sudden surge of people rushing towards him had him growling and hunkering down, preparing for them to attack him. He frowned as they ran straight past him, some of them not stopping while others joined the fight.
Shackles clanked and chains jangled as they attacked the guards that had been on his to-do list.
The slaves.
Someone had freed them.
He looked off to his right, towards the cages he had spotted earlier, and his gaze caught on something as a roar sounded.
Something incredible.
Blue flames lit the darkness around the sleek black-panther-like feline as it faced off against two demons, shimmering over the entire length of its body.
A chill chased over his skin as he stared.
A hellcat.
He had read about them, but he had never seen one.
The closest he had come to seeing one was Maya, and she only had the black nails of a hellcat when she lost her temper. Their mother had told him once that he had the eyes of a hellcat, pure cerulean, like precious gems, and it was the smattering of hellcat blood that remained in him from his ancestor cross-breeding with one that had given him those eyes.
Their mother had been a bit of a romantic.
It wasn’t whatever trace of hellcat genes he had that had given him blue eyes.
It was his deformity.
The hellcat edged backwards, away from the two demons with their damned batons.
No.
The hellcat limped backwards.
Grey growled and stalked towards the males, fury boiling in his veins, a need to kill them both for sinking so low as to attack an injured hellcat.
A female.
He caught her scent as he neared, and gods, his anger flared hotter in response, his claws emerging and his fangs growing long. A need to shift swept through him, but fear held it back, a feeling he didn’t understand as he set his sights on the smaller of the males.
The pain that had forced him out of his tiger form had ceased. He could shift. He was stronger as a tiger.
His gaze flicked to the hellcat.
Cold chased through him at the thought of her seeing him in his feline form.
Abomination.
He growled, and poured all the anger, the rage, he felt on hearing that word chanting in his head in the collective voice of his pride, into his attack. He closed the distance between him and the demon in a heartbeat, had his claws against the bastard’s throat in the next second, and had sliced it open on the third.
The male dropped hard as his life flowed out of him, revealing the hellcat.
Her eyes met his.
Bright pools of tropical ocean that he wanted to drown in.
He growled, scooped up the baton the demon had dropped, and hurled himself at the second male. The demon blocked his first blow, but the second connected, striking the male hard across his wrist.
Grey struck again, slamming the electric baton into the male’s chest point first.
The demon grunted and shuddered as the charge unleashed, pouring into him.
Out of the corner of Grey’s eye, the hellcat began inching away from him, dragging her rear left leg.
He couldn’t blame her for trying to escape when she saw the chance.
Shackles circled her front legs.
She had been a captive of these males, might have been sold if Grey’s temper hadn’t got the better of him.
Or the warlock hadn’t given him this location as a place to find mortals.
Grey had been an idiot to think the male had meant Archangel soldiers were here.
The male had presumed he wanted a mortal, and had pointed him in the direction of where to get his hands on one. A slave auction. It wouldn’t surprise him if the warlock had been on his way to buy a few poor souls for himself. He didn’t want to think about what a warlock might want with slaves.
The demon struck him across his right cheek, bringing him back to the fight and reminding him that now wasn’t the time to think about things.
It was the time to act.
Grey snarled through his fangs and brutally shoved his baton under the demon’s chin and pressed the button to unleash another blast of electricity.
It was enough to send the demon down and have him shaking uncontrollably.
Grey hit him again, a blast right into his temple, and held it there until the bastard stopped shaking and went still.
He picked up the male’s baton and twirled them both in his hands.
That left just the son of a bitch in charge of this disgusting auction.
Grey growled when he realised the male was gone.
The whole arena had emptied.
Leaving him alone with the hellcat.
He advanced towards her.
She turned and hissed at him, ears flattening against her head, fangs enormous. Her bright blue eyes warned him away, her flames growing larger, more violent as they danced over her black fur.
They stuttered a second later and she slumped, but was quick to pick herself back up and shake it off.
He dropped the batons to the black dirt, aware that it had been a mistake to keep hold of them when approaching her.
They had made her view him as a threat too.
The pain had her locked deep in her animal side, and that animal associated the batons with pain, and with her enemies, people out to hurt her.
Grey held his hands up at his sides. “I can feel you’re afraid.”
Which freaked him out a little.
He could sense Maya and Talon’s feelings, and Byron’s if he bothered to pay any attention to him, but he had always found it hard to get a bead on what others outside of his bloodline were feeling.
She was the first.
Was it just because she was broadcasting her emotions loud and clear to him because her animal was in control, her human mind suppressed by the instinct to survive and the need to shield it from the horror of what had been happening to her?
It had to be, because he didn’t want to think about it being anything other than that.
He risked a step closer.
She hissed again and swiped at him, right paw cutting through the air, leaving a trail of blue fire in its wake.
Her flames died down, covering only her paws and the tips of her twin tails, and fluttering around her mouth.
Because she was injured?
He glanced at her hind left leg, taking his eyes off hers for only a second.
In that split-second, she lunged forwards and slashed at him again, but still fell short. She wanted to fight him, feared him as much as she had feared the demons who had beaten her.
“I’m not like them,” he whispered and kept his hands held high, hoping she would see he was hardly a threat to her now. He was naked and unarmed. “I’m not going to hurt you… I just want to get you to safety. We can’t stay here.”
She growled and backed off, placing more distance between them, showing him that she wanted to escape this place as much as he did.
Probably more.
But with her injury, it was slow going. She made it barely three metres in the minute he watched her, and had to keep stopping, her flames dying down each time.
“You’re going to pass out if you keep pushing yourself.”
She looked back at him and hissed.
Grey sighed. “I get it. You’re angry, afraid… but I swear… I am not going to hurt you. I saved you, didn’t I? Why would I do that if I was going to hurt you?”
The look she gave him somehow answered him loud and clear.
Because he wanted to put another collar on her.
“Look… I’m not into that sort of thing. I came here to free everyone, not enslave them. I’m not like that.” He slowly kept pace with her as she began inching forwards again, stopping every time she did, keeping the distance between them steady. Voices sounded in the distance. She lifted her head and growled, and there was so much pain in it, so much fear in her, that he snapped. “I tried doing this the nice way.”
She growled as he closed the gap between them and he ignored her, let her smack him in the legs and try to drive him away.
He felt like a bastard as her fear increased, panic mingling with it in her scent.
She honestly viewed him as a threat.
He bent, grabbed her around her waist, and scooped her up into his arms. She hissed and wriggled, and he grunted as he tried to keep hold of her, which was a damned feat given her size. She was far larger than a tiger, and heavy with muscle that she was doing her damnedest to use against him.
“I can’t leave you to fend for yourself and you know people are coming… so you can bite and scratch me all you want, but I’m getting you out of here before they arrive.”
She could clearly understand him, but she took the invitation he had issued and raked claws over his shoulders as he twisted her in his arms. He slung her over his shoulder and held her hard over her back, but gently around her hips, aware of her injuries. As much as she obviously wanted to hurt him judging by the war she waged on his back with her claws, leaving fiery trails across his skin and filling the air with the scent of his own blood, he didn’t want to hurt her.
He swiftly carried her away from the battleground, heading back towards the mountain range in a direct line. She finally stopped trying to fight him when he reached its base and began to ascend, going still in his arms as he picked his way around boulders and up steep inclines.
For a moment, he feared she had passed out, but her low growls and occasional hisses, and the feelings he could sense in her said that she was still lucid.
Still angry.
He skirted the base of the mountain, his senses fixed as far and wide as he could manage, charting everything.
The people he had sensed drifted into the distance.
Good.
He dropped back down into the valley when he smelled his own scent, and found his backpack and clothes. The moment he put the hellcat down, she growled and tried to get away.
He sighed.
“Really?” He donned his trousers, boots and t-shirt, and then slipped his backpack on over his shoulders.
She got all of a couple of metres from him before he had her back in his arms.
She didn’t fight him this time.
He carefully carried her in his arms, which should have been the weirdest thing, cradling a huge feline like a baby, but he had done it once or twice with Maya when she had been younger.
Only this cat was infinitely more dangerous than Maya had ever been.
Blue eyes steadily watched him, pinned to his face as he carried her.
If she wanted, she could easily bite his head off in this position.
He just hoped she got the message that he trusted her.
And she started to trust him in return.
He looked down at her, strange warmth flooding his chest.
That sense of connection returned.
Deeper than before.
He dragged his eyes away from her, fixed them ahead and crushed the feelings she had brought to life inside him.
Whatever she was to him, it wasn’t going to happen.
If life had taught him anything, it had taught him this.
No one could ever love him.


5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Treasured by a Tiger takes place in Hell, and not the nice part where the Elves live either. Talon keeps dreaming of a door, and because Grey loves him, he goes to find out what he can. As he says, he can't have curiosity killing that cat. And that, in essence, is Grey's character through and through. He loves his family, and will do all that he can to protect them - even if it means travelling into hell. Lyra is a hellcat who usually lives in Norway. She trusted the wrong cat, and ended up a slave, shackled by a fallen angel. When these two meet, urges rise up, but Grey is determined not to act upon them, and scare Lyra even more.

This was a brilliant addition to the story, and I love how we are getting closer to Archangel's final game plan with every one. Brink though, oh my goodness, I can't wait for his story!!! My lips are sealed on that one though, no spoilers from me!

As will all Felicity Heaton books, there were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. Instead, I was swept into a world that was dark and horrible, and yet the light of hope and love shone through. Yes, that sounds sappy. No, the book isn't. Trust me on that one!

I thoroughly adored this book, and hope to see more of Grey in the future. PS. can I just add that I LOVE white tigers! So yey for Grey! 😊
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!


Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince (FREE AT SELECTED RETAILERS)
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger
Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger
Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger



Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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