Thursday, July 23, 2015

Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank


Jacquelyn Frank


Book Description

The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.


 When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.


My Thoughts


I have always really enjoyed Jacquelyn’s work. ‘Forbidden’ was a great new world. I have always had a fascination with Ancient Egypt so the Bodywalker theme was really interesting and super fun to read. I think Frank has quite a knack for creating new, suspenseful, sexy, paranormal worlds right in the midst of reality.

The inclusion of such iconic figures as Ramses II and Cleopatra really made this story out of this world. It was a phenomenal read, definitely not repetitive of her Nightwalker series. This is a common fear when authors have several series, but Frank does not disappoint. She has the talent to create new worlds with dynamic and interesting characters that people easily fall in love with.

‘Forbidden’ was a great read and I really loved Docia, she was very relatable and I thought Ram and her were explosive. Lots of twists and turns, it definitely had a great plot.

* I bought this book of my own accord and decided to review it. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I did not receive compensation for this review.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Caged Magic by Jennifer Lyon

Caged Magic

Jennifer Lyon


Book Description


Risa Faden is a witch whose ultrapowerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result, he risks his life to protect innocents but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers, and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.


My Thoughts


‘Caged Magic’ was an absolute lovely addition to the Wing Slayer novels. Risa and Linc have such a tragic story to tell, full of pain, disappointment, and hopelessness. Yet somehow Jennifer turns it into a beautiful, irresistible, imaginative romance.

I honestly have loved everything about these novels since the first one, ‘Blood Magic’ and this one did not disappoint. I have always thoughts Key and Roxy were my favorite story out of the series, but Risa and Linc definitely gave them a run for their money. I could feel the despair and hopelessness dripping off the pages from both Linc and Risa, but I could also feel the passion.

‘Cages Magic’ was such a beautiful, intriguing read, and such a wonderful addition to the series. Also for those of you who were disappointed with where Ram and Ginny’s story ended, so not fret; ‘Caged Magic’ continues telling more of that relationship as well. ‘Caged Magic’ was definitely worth the wait. I loved it, I couldn’t put it down.

I really hope to see more for this series because I find it to be one of those rare series that keeps it interesting and changing. Each book and each couple has an entirely different story. It’s very refreshing and definitely irresistible. I found myself smiling like a fool along with the characters and crying with them as well.

Another great read from the wonderful Jennifer Lyon.


* I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I did not receive compensation for this review.







Linc reached across the bathroom, catching her hand. His warm, firm fingers anchored her. Startled, she lifted her gaze to him.


Come here, Risa.”


She started to shake her head, but pain pierced her skull. She hadn’t recovered yet. It would take hours of sleep to regain some strength.


Here’s the thing. If you want your high magic, you’re going to have to learn my touch is not like the others. I am not just making use of your body.” He squeezed her hand reassuringly. “Not while I still have a soul. We clear?”


She resisted for a second longer, searching over him with her gaze. When he showed her this kindness, acting as if he cared enough to get to know and understand her, it opened her up, left her too vulnerable.


Take the first step. That’s all you have to do.” His voice flowed smoothly to wrap around her like a silky ribbon. Her chakras relaxed, and her muscles unlocked.

She took the step.


And won a smile from him. His face softened, a dent forming in his chin while his eyes crinkled. This wasn’t Linc’s charming smile, the one he tossed off with his fast and glib comebacks. That smile had polish.


This one was real, sexy, and made her feel like smiling back. Unsure what to do, she just stood there, staring at the amazing grin on his face.


He reached out, caught her waist and tugged her between his thighs. He tucked her beneath one arm, surrounding her with his body heat.


About the Author


Jennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.



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