Tuesday, August 16, 2022

GORILLA IN THE HISS by Jodi Kendrick

Series:  FUC Academy #32
Author:  Jodi Kendrick
Publisher:  Jodi Kendrick
Publish Date:   08.16.2022
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Rom-Com
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content.
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  Jodi Kendrick
Goodreads link: Gorilla in the Hiss
Date completed: 08.12.2022
Description from the publisher:
Katharine Karak’s shiny new job at the FUCN’A is all about teaching cadets how to fit in with the one percent.
Zeek LeBrute swore he’d never return to the fight rings. Instead, he’s been teaching Academy cadets what he knows about fighting to survive.
No one knew that Katz and Zeek had a brief secret affair that changed their lives forever.
Neither had any idea their new paths were about to collide and set their plans ablaze in a sizzling dance of resistance to distracting passions.
When Darcy Karak and Caleb Terry ask them for help on their first big FUC case as agents, Katz and Zeek are faced with hard decisions for their families, the shifter community…and themselves.
How can this passionate kitty resist becoming distracted by such a hot gorilla to focus on her goals?
This gorilla may have to overcome his kitty’s hisses with kisses to prove it isn’t too late for them.
GORILLA IN THE HISS is the thirty-second book in the multi-author FUC Academy series and the fourth in Jodi Kendrick’s Pedigree Series.  Each is a stand-alone, paranormal, romantic suspense story set in the FUC world created by Eve Langlais.  You will enjoy it more if you have read the others in the Pedigree sub-series.
I was long fascinated with the story of Koko (1971 – 2018), the gorilla who knew sign language and asked for a kitten for a pet in 1983.  I kept thinking of Koko as I read about Zeek, a gorilla-shifter, claiming his kitten, Katz, in this story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this playful story.  It had romance, suspense, family, obligations, independence, and humor, all perfectly interwoven to create something special. 
Every book that I have read in the FUC Academy series has been wonderful and this is a great addition to the shelf.  There will always be “bad guys” in the world, and may we always have the cadets and agents of FUC!
Note:  While I received this book as a gifted ARC via Story Origin, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
FUC Academy Series:
1.      FUCN’A Introduction (Eve Langlais)
2.      I’ll Be Dammed (Mandy Rosko)
3.      Goose and the Ocelot (Renee Hewett)
4.      Bat and the Bone (Alexa Gregory)
5.      Panda and the Kitty (Eve Langlais) 
6.      Jumping the Bull (Jenn Burke)
7.      Pawsitively ImPurrfect (Lucy Farago)
8.      Chinchilla and the Devil (C.D. Gorri)
9.      Tiger and the Unicorn (Susan Hays)
10.  Tough Nut (Jodi Kendrick)
11.  The Turtle and the Hare (Amanda Kimberley)
12.  Tabby and the Den (T.B. Mann)
13.  Trash Queen (Mandy Rosko)
14.  The Siberian’s Winter (Lucy Farago)
15.  A Tree Frog and Her Honey Badger (Julie Mills)
16.  Diamond in the Ruff (Jodi Kendrick)
17.  Moose and the Narwhal (Renee Hewett)
18.  Chillin’ Out (Mandy Rosko)
19.  The Turtle and the Rock (Amanda Kimberley)
20.  Taming the Tiger (Scarlet Fox)
21.  Doc and Her Dragon (Julia Mills)
22.  Sammi and the Jersey Bull (C.D. Gorri)
23.  Bat and the Jack (Alexa Gregory)
24.  Bits and Bobs (Mandy Rosko)
25.  Bat and the Blitz (Alexa Gregory)
26.  The Lion and the Mouse (Samantha Allard)
27.  Honeyed Nut (Jodi Kendrick)
28.  Mouse and the Ball (C.D. Gorri)
29.  Dusty and Her Dino (Julia Mills)
30.  The Ferret and the Fossa (Amanda Kimberley)
31.  Shadow Cat and the Sloth (Scarlet Fox)
32.  Gorilla in the Hiss (Jodi Kendrick)
Also from Jodi Kendrick:
·         Healer
·         Wish (Paranormal Dating Agency)
Aqua-terrestrial Task Force (Federal Paranormal Unit) Series:
1.      Awakened
2.      Surfacing
3.      Prowler
Dragon Island Series:
1.      Dragon Heat (Sassy Ever After)
2.      Dragon Steel (Barbara’s Sassy Midlife Tales)
Pedigree Series:
1.      Tough Nut (FUCN’A #9)
2.      Diamond in the Rough (FUCN’A #15)
3.      Honeyed Nut (FUCN’A #27)
4.      Gorilla in the Hiss (FUCN’A #32)
Soaring Dragons Chronicles Series:
1.      Return Flight


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

THOR by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Title:  THOR
Series:  Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld #9
Author:  Rebekah R. Ganiere
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publish Date:   07.19.2022
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC copy/ errors excused
Received from:  Rebekah R. Ganiere
Goodreads link:  Thor
Date completed: 07.09.2022
Description from the publisher:
The daughter of his eternal enemy becomes the God of Thunder's obsession...

Thor has spent the last thousand years single and alone, and he’s just fine with that. Having lost his home, his people, and his dignity, he’d rather work on motorcycles than try to find someone to share his time with. That is, until he spots an irresistible fiery haired beauty at an underworld speed dating event.

Princess Sutrelle ‘Elle’ of Muspelheim has run from both an arranged marriage and an abusive father. Elle is more than happy as a waitress, living life hiding amongst mortals on Midgard. But when she accidentally sits at a table for a speed dating event and stares into the intense eyes of the one man who would want to see her dead more than her father, she loses all sense of reason.

Will Thor listen to his heart and let her in for good, or slay her as he vowed to do with all those of her kind?

Thor is book nine in the Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld shared world, filled with surly gods, sheltered sorceresses, and more.
THOR is the ninth book in the multi-author Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld series.  Each is a paranormal romance that will stand on its own.
I only know a few names in Norse mythology, but I feel like I have grown along with Thor and Elle as they got to know each other.  I loved the attention to detail and Elle’s unique talent.
I loved the insta-attraction and sweet romance.  The story is wonderfully hot, intense, and fiery.
Note:  While I received this book via BookSprout, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld Series:

Lucifer (Gina Kincade)
Ash (C.D. Gorri)
Azrael (Carrie Pulkinen)
Samael (Julie Morgan)
Azazel (A.L. Kessler)
Hecate (Ariel Dawn)
Bastet (Laura Greenwood)
Cain (Mia Bishop)
Thor (Rebekah R. Ganiere)
Demi (Gina Kincade) – releases 08.02.2022
Hell’s Belle (Julie Morgan) – releases 08.16.2022
Arachne (C.D. Gorri) – releases 08.23.2022
Osiris (A.L. Kessler) – releases 08.30.2022
Hades (Ariel Dawn) – releases 09.13.2022
Lilith (Carrie Pulkinen) – releases 10.04.2022
Adam (Mia Bishop) – releases 10.25.2022
Loki (Rebekah R. Ganiere) – COMING SOON
Also from Rebekah R. Ganiere:
·         Christmas at Hart’s Lodge
·         Dead Awakenings
·         Rekindling Christmas
·         Taming His Saber (Paranormal Dating Agency)
·         Thor (Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld #9)
·         Unleashing Her Saber (Paranormal Dating Agency)
Aether Pirate Chronicles:
1.      The Lady Fugitive
Dead Awakening Series:
1.      Kissed by the Reaper
2.      The Bride
3.      Rekindling
4.      Christmas Lodge
Fairelle Series:
1.      Red the Were Hunter
1.5 Yanti’s Choice
2.      Snow the Vampire Slayer
3.      Jamen’s Yuletide Bride
4.      Zelle and the Tower
5.      Cinder the Fae
6.      Belle and the Beast
7.      Gerall’s Festivus Bride
8.      Jak the Giant Healer
Immortal Monsters Series:
1.      Dracula’s Bride
Otherworlder Series:
1.      Kidnapped at Christmas
2.      Vigilante at Valentine
3.      Massacre at Mardi Gras
4.      Hoodwinked at Halloween
Society Series:
1.      Reign of the Vampires
2.      Rise of the Fae
3.      Vengeance of the Demons
Wolf River Series:
1.      Promised at the Moon
2.      Cursed by the Moon
3.      Reclaimed from the Moon
4.      Tamed under the Moon
5.      Unleashed with the Moon
6.      Fated Despite the Moon

Friday, June 24, 2022

WHOLE NEW WORLD by Jennifer Wedmore

Series:  Black Hollow #24
Author:  Jennifer Wedmore
Publisher:  Jennifer Wedmore
Publish Date:   06.27.2021
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content.
Grammar/editing:  received as an unedited ARC / errors excused.
Received from:  Jennifer Wedmore
Goodreads link: Whole New World
Date completed: 06.02.2022
Description from the publisher:
Adelaide Parker is just finding out magic and Paranormals exist...

Addie was offered a job in Black Hollow. It seemed like a typical request, look at the clients' antiques, and give an estimate on their worth. Simple right? Nothing in Black Hollow is ever that easy though. Addie doesn't know what she walked into...but is that a talking yeti?

Jinx hasn't been out of his lamp in a thousand years...

He didn't know how long he had been in his lamp really, time meant nothing to him. Until he's summoned and appears in front of a human. Jinx isn't sure which of them is more shocked? He's never had a human master before and this time more than the basic rules are on the line.

But someone is still threatening the town of Black Hollow and its occupants. Together, can they survive their Whole New World?
WHOLE NEW WORLD is the twenty-fourth book in the multi-author Black Hollow series.  Each is an inter-connected, but stand-alone paranormal romance.
This was a fast-paced, sweet romance and a conclusion to the question of who has been causing so many of the troubles in the past stories.  I loved the revisits with those past characters that I love so much as well!
I love visiting Black Hollow and I hope that just because this mystery is solved that this won’t be the end.  If nothing else, Seraphina needs her mate and I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering about the extent of her powers…. And now I want Sal to have a happy ending too!
Note:  While I received this book as a gifted ARC via BookSprout, my opinions are my own and are given freely.
Black Hollow Series:
0.5  Loving the Monster Within (Cassidy K. O’Connor) 
1.      Reviving Love (Cassidy K. O’Connor) 
2.      Silver Linings (Sheri Lyn)
3.      Finding Her Fire (Gracen Miller)
4.      One Man’s Curse (Jennifer Wedmore)
5.      It’s the Little Things (Robbie Cox)
6.      Resurrecting His Heart (J.C. Layne)
7.      Sacrificing Love (Cassidy K. O’Connor)
8.      Black Magic Sanction (Kim Harrison)
9.      To Trick the Devil (Robbie Cox)
10.  Fairly Sweet (Jennifer Wedmore)
11.  Accepting Love (Cassidy K. O’Connor)
12.  Finding Her Kings (Gracen Miller)
13.  A Cupid’s Burden (J.C. Layne)
14.  April’s Fool (Robbie Cox)
15.  Blessing in Disguise (Sheri Lyn)
16.  Resisting Love (Cassidy K. O’Connor)
17.  Through Thick and Thin (Sheri Lyn)
18.  Blood Shadows (Robbie Cox)
19.  Finding Her Wizard (Gracen Miller)
20.  The Krampus’ Heart (J.C. Layne)
21.  Beating Around the Bush (Sheri Lynn)
22.  Mending Love (Cassidy K. O’Connor)
23.  Slumber’s Destiny (Robbie Cox)
24.  Whole New World (Jennifer Wedmore)
Also from Jennifer Wedmore:
·         Can You Protect Them? (Federal Paranormal Unit #1) (with Sheri Lyn)
·         Save a Horse
·         Sexy in Black
·         Wish Us Luck
·         Working with Scrooge
Black Hollow Series:
4.      One Man’s Curse
10.  Fairly Sweet
16.  A Whole New World