by J.R. Ward is the latest installment in her Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series.
Honestly, she's one of the few authors I'll pay the hardcover price for an ebook when it's released. I just can't wait.
THE THIEF delivers everything you want from a BDB book. Sola and Assail's story finally has a conclusion, but in typical Ward fashion, there are more surprises and hints about the stories to come.
Sola Morte, former cat burglar and safecracker, has given up her old life on the wrong side of the law. On the run from a drug lord’s family, she is lying low far from Caldwell, keeping her nose clean and her beloved grandmother safe. Her heart, though, is back up north, with the only man who has ever gotten through her defenses: Assail, son of Assail, who never meant to fall in love—and certainly not with a human woman. But they have no future, and not just because she doesn’t know he is a vampire, but because he is not about to stop dealing arms to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Fate, however, has other plans for them. When Assail falls into a coma and lingers on the verge of death, his cousins seek out Sola and beg her to give him a reason to live. The last thing she wants is a return to her past, but how can she leave him to die?
As a lethal new enemy of the vampires shows its face, and the Brotherhood needs Assail back on his feet, Sola finds herself not only a target, but a mission-critical force in a war she doesn’t understand. And when Assail’s truth comes out, will she run from the horror . . . or follow her heart into the arms of the male who loves her more than life itself?
Wolf Wednesday--Featuring Anny and Armand from Wolf in her Bed.
TEASER: She started to pull away, but he kept his hands tight against her back, imprisoning her in the circle of his brawny arms. “Stay. Please.”
It was the sincerity in his voice that made her stop trying to get away from him. “Dance with me, Anny.”
Common sense told her to thank him for the dance and walk away. It was time for her to go home. Like Cinderella at the ball, the clock was ticking away and this wasn’t real. But she was no Cinderella and he certainly wasn’t any Prince Charming. He looked more like he’d be the villain in any fairytale, yet she was drawn to him.
“Just one more,” he coaxed.
Wolf in her Bed
Salvation Pack, Book 2
Anny Conrad is a thirty-year-old single librarian, She knows she’s a bit of a cliché—she even has the two cats to prove it—so when Mr. Tall, Dark, and Dangerous asks her for a dance, she throws caution to the wind and indulges in what she’s sure will be one night of spectacular passion with a man as rugged and untamed as a hero in one of the books she loves she read.
Armand LaForge and his small pack are fighting for their lives against the vicious Louisiana pack they broke away from. If timing is everything, this is the worst possible time to meet his mate—especially a human mate. But now that he’s found her, he can’t let her go, even though dragging her into his world means she’s a target now, too.
Elle Boon creates a vivid world filled with dangerous, compelling men and smart, sassy women. There is plenty of heat between Arynn and Sheila, but there is so much heart. Another wonderful addition to her Iron Wolves MC series.
They say blood is thicker than water, but a bond that’s chosen is stronger than steel. Nothing and nobody can sever those that are forged between ones chosen family.
They say love hurts. For a shifter who thinks he’s lost it all, it’s more than just a saying, it’s a reality. When Arynn is finally reunited with his daughter and finds the one woman created just for him, he swears love does hurt, but it’s a feeling he would give his life to experience.
Family is supposed to love and cherish one another. Sheila never had that growing up. When she became a mother of not just her own child, but her twin sister’s as well, she vows to love them more than she’d ever experienced.
When you find love that’s worth fighting for, you grab it and hold on tight. Families don’t always have to be blood, sometimes ones that are chosen are even more special as they are forged in love, instead of duty.
Can Arynn and Sheila along with their two girls finally find peace as a family, or will the darkness from their past destroy the goodness they’re creating?
Warning: Contains a sexy hero who feels EVERYTHING and a heroine who loves him even more. Lots of growly men, a crazy Fey Queen and her wolpires. Oh and HELLBOY. #DONTLOOKDOWN
It's WOLF WEDNESDAY--Meet Reece Gallagher from Wolf in her Soul.
Wolf in her Soul
Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can
search for her—thered-haired woman who haunts his dreams.
He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when
he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on,
and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her safe
and convince her she’s his mate.
has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or
rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the
world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf
and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better
to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with
the security of a pack surrounding her?
Throwback Thursday--Mark of the Bear. I have to say that Marko is one of my favorite characters. I just love him to death.
Reason tried to intervene. This wasn’t real. Couldn’t be real. Men did not turn into bears, especially not giant bears, the kind that hadn’t existed since ancient times. Impossible. She had to be dreaming or possibly drugged. Yeah, she was hallucinating.
Unfortunately, that realization didn’t help her out at the moment. There was still a big-ass bear in front of her, his warm breath puffing like smoke from his nostrils when it hit the cool night air. Maybe she wasn’t dreaming after all. Maybe this was real.
Mark of the Bear Hades’ Carnival, Book 2
Kellsie Morris knows her career as a Hollywood scream queen won’t last forever. Luckily, she’s just landed a big role in a movie about an immortal, shape-shifting warrior trapped in a carnival run by the Devil’s minions. When the carousel bear on set shifts into a flesh and bone bear of a man, Kellsie starts to question reality.
When Marko is released from the curse that has kept him trapped in his animal form and lays eyes on Kellsie, he knows with every fiber of his being that his purpose is now to protect her no matter what. But there’s no predicting the Devil’s next move in this game. Hades is determined to get his revenge on the escaped warrior, and going after Marko’s mate is seems like the perfect plan.