Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Wicked City, Thane's Redemption, and Being Emerald Blitz!

The Wicked City by Megan Morgan, Thane’s Redemption by Nina Crespo and Being Emerald by Sylvia Ryan

 The Wicked City (Siren Song, #1)

The Wicked City:
Whatever June Coffin says, goes—literally. And it’s not just because she’s a chain smoking rebel. As a Siren, June has the ability to force people to obey any command she voices. But in a world where those with supernatural powers quickly become lab rats for science, she’d rather look out for herself than fight on the front lines…until her similarly gifted twin brother, Jason, is captured by Chicago’s Institute of Supernatural Research.

To save Jason, June has no choice but to enter a hidden world of conspiracy, murder—and strange bedfellows—including a widowed paranormal advocate whose memory June accidentally erased, and a fiery paranormal separatist leader. Soon the lines between attraction and strategic alliance become blurred. But in a city exploding with paranormal crossfire, and her brother’s life at stake, June will have to face her inner demons and finally take a stand,

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Wicked City is available at Amazon.

Megan Morgan Bio:

Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and erotica author from Cleveland, Ohio. Bartender by day and purveyor of things that go bump at night.

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My Review
I thought this book was way cool. The main character has an amazing way of telling the story- of course that credit really goes to the author. There's an institute for paranormals. You see, people have categories now. And those with something special about them really don't want anyone else to know. 

June needs to get her brother out of the institute she escaped from. June's a rough take charge kinda girl. I loved that about her. She's not the soft or vulnerable type. She also sometimes needs to maybe grow up just a little.  She's a Siren, and she wants to live a normal life. She doesn't want her paranormal side to rule her life. But then her twin Jason and her somehow get talked into this institute. Yeah lots of chaos ensues and she is stuck right where she spent her whole time trying to avoid. 

There are some great side characters, her brother, her kinda boyfriend Micha, Sam, Cindy is hilarious. I always have a tendency to love the side characters because they bring such depth and complexity to the stories. June's wanting to hide has also kept her out of the knowledgeable loop with the human/paranormal things. Her escape brings about her need to find her brother and learn a whole lot more than she thought she understood. 

The writing is well done and I liked the story line. I'm not real sure how I feel about Micha and June with a relationship, but I look forward to seeing how it will progress. Overall I liked this story and I want to read more!! :) 4 PAWS!!

 Thane's Redemption (The Song, #1)
Thane’s Redemption:
The one night she’ll want to remember, she’ll be forced to forget.

It’s been almost a year since Celine’s fiancé’s death and she’s still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…

Thane’s unexpected connection with Celine only leaves him wanting more of her—but his life makes it impossible. For Thane’s Redemption is just a cover for a deeper secret: A former Army Ranger presumed dead, Thane is really a time-traveling, covert operative charged with saving the world from disaster. Each jump through time forces those around him to forget he ever existed—and Celine would be no exception. But can time work in their favor to give them a second chance at love? Or will a choice Thane makes in the future put Celine in mortal danger?…

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Thane’s Redemption is available at Amazon.

Nina Crespo Bio:
Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.

Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.

Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Being Emerald (New Atlanta #3) 
Being Emerald:

They’ll escape New Atlanta or die trying.

Brave, beautiful, and not easily controlled—even within a dictatorship—Laila Lewis has finally attained the prestige of an Emerald designation. Now only one thing is keeping her from her life’s goal of retrieving the Declaration of Independence and other priceless artifacts from the wild unknown of the Onyx Zone: the six weeks of training necessary to ensure her survival outside the city walls. But she won’t be going it alone…

After a year as a designated Emerald, rugged, sensual ex-cop Rock Rodgers is finally prepared to leave New Atlanta for good. Six weeks of training is the only thing standing between him and his next mission: to disappear into the freedom of the Onyx Zone where the long-armed rule of the Gov can’t reach him. But when the chemistry between him and Laila reaches a boiling point, with captivity just one false move away, will he have to escape on his own—or risk everything for a woman more tempting than freedom…

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Being Emerald is available at Amazon.

My Review
Ok, so I haven't read any of the previous in the series, nor have I read this author, BUT I liked this book! And I've read some things and everyone loves Rock, and now I do too! This is such an interesting concept and the world building that I see is amazing. I bet it's even better if I would have read the other books before it. This one could be read as a stand a lone thought because I didn't have any trouble. And I also maybe should have payed a little more attention as I would almost put this book in the erotica side, but it's dystopian as well. 

Rock is complicated LOL I understand he likes things a little different in bed as well :) He's not just a crazy kinky dude. He is a product of his surroundings. And with him and Laila, they need love not just lust. It took the two of them together to finally understand things. And Rock trains Laila in self defense, they begin a real relationship. Something to grow on. And Laila doesn't have it easy. Rock is hard core and really tough on her. 

The world that is build in a dystopian world is fantastic. Well, it's not happy, it's just done so well!! Each person is put into a class, and each class is very separate. It's not just say skin color, but also personality if I can explain it like that. The Amber zone has a more "normal" outlook on sex and how people comfort each other. The rebellious others have their hands full as well and creates a lot of suspense for the reader. The government will make you cringe. Their rules and how things go. Let's just say that this one was nothing of what I expected but I will be looking to read more :) 4.5 PAWS! 

Sylvia Ryan Bio:

Sylvia Ryan lives the life of an ordinary wife, mother and professional existing in Midwest Suburbia. She reads voraciously and loves to lose herself and fall head-over-heels for the alpha males in the novels she reads. When she gets the chance to shed the prim and proper persona of average wife and mother, her secret identity, Sylvia Ryan, emerges. This alter ego strives to write original ideas in extraordinary settings for her readers to remember long after the book has been read. Her dream is to transform her racy thoughts and naughty nature into tangible works of erotic fantasy for others’ secret identities to enjoy.

Ryan is the author of five novels, including Being Amber, Being Sapphire, and the soon-to-be-released Being Emerald of the New Atlanta series.

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