Monday, August 18, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Flight From Hell



Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

Yasmine is a caffeine junkie (iced, quad shot, almond milk sugar free no whip lattes), and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos--the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.

She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.


Follow Yasmine at her Website, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


Flight From Hell
OTHERWORLD Book #15.5/FLY BY NIGHT Book #0.5

RELEASE DATE 8/19/14!

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Crossover from the Otherworld Series to Fly By Night Series.

New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns with another thrilling foray into Otherworld—introducing a new cast of heroes alongside the D’Artigo sisters…

When the half-demon Carter approaches Menolly and her sisters desperately asking for their help, they think he's just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex's.

Now, Alex must join forces with the D'Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex's past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.


Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Fans of the Otherworld series will no doubt rush to get this novella as it's a chance to catch up with the lives and antics of the D'Artigo sisters but it's so much more than just a short read. This book introduces new characters which will feature in the authors new Fly By Night series. This is a short crossover story that is expanding Otherworld and giving greater depth and dimension to the people who inhabit it but rest assured it's still the same glorious ride that readers have come to expect from this amazingly talented author.

This story introduces Shimmer a dragon who is exiled from the Dragon Reaches for five years and sent Earthside to work for Alex a vampire who runs a magical investigation company. She goes missing, and Menolly and her sisters, (half human, half Fae and all attitude!) are asked to investigate. Menolly is already trying to solve the mystery of rogue vampires in Seattle and can't help but question whether or not there's a connection . Alex is an unknown and can Menolly and her sisters really trust him? As their investigation hots up its clear that a powerful and deadly foe without conscience is targeting Alex and anyone caught in the crossfire is in danger. Struggling to find Shimmer whilst catching the murderous vampires plaguing the city will put all their lives in peril but with an enemy who has revenge on his mind and anger in his heart to fight , there is no choice. Fight or die trying!

Most of this book is told from Menolly's point of view and as she is my favourite of the D'Artigo sisters I'm a happy reader! When we first read about Menolly at the beginning of this story she's somewhat at a loss. Menolly has recently lost a true friend and also her bar but in true Menolly style she's not down and out , no she's prepared to embrace new challenges . Unfortunately the problem of the rogue vampires is going to prove to be a lot more complicated then anyone could have predicted and add to that the mysterious Alex who has definitely been keeping under the supernatural radar and you can understand that this story is just the beginning. I think that's what just might irritate some readers as although there is an end of sorts, it's not a complete and absolute definitive ending. So in order to get to the truth readers will need to get the next book in this series.

This author writes very good urban fantasy in my opinion and although there are relationships within her books it's not really my idea of romantic fiction . These sisters have very unusual love lives but in this short story there's no real interaction .This story however pulled me in from the first page and it was such fun meeting new characters and I have to admit they are very intruiging. It's also worth noting that I thought this worked well as a standalone and would be an ideal way for new readers to sample the authors work although I have to admit that reading a series in order is clearly the best way to get maximum enjoyment . I loved catching up with the sisters and we even get a glimpse of a supporting character who previously has not been the most pleasant but Ms Galenorn gives a glimpse of his inner pain in this book. Her books are both dark and humorous at times and there's never a dull moment. Although Menolly may have started this story missing her friend but I think these new characters are about to rock her world! If the mission was to expand the Otherworld universe then mission well and truly accomplished!


Flight From Hell

Thursday, August 14, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Maplecroft


Cherie Priest  is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.

Keep up with Cherie online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


Maplecroft
THE BORDEN DISPATCHES Book #1

RELEASE DATE 9/2/14!

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Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one....

The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.

But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.
This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Fantastically unique and utterly intriguing, Maplecroft took a true crime story that I always found fascinating and turned it on its head to be an exciting slightly historical 'urban' fantasy with a compelling mystery thread.

It was beautifully written, as well. Ms. Priest has a wonderfully lyrical quality to her writing, and while it wasn't quite poetic, it was smooth as silk and when writing from each of her characters' POVs you couldn't help but feel like you were in the room with them. I particularly liked the way the author told the story as a series of diary/journal/correspondence entries by the different characters, all overlapping, and all flowing together to create the beautiful tapestry of the mystery. It also allowed the reader to formulate their own conclusions about not only the mystery, but the supernatural fantasy woven within.

I enjoyed Maplercroft much more than I actually expected to, and I'm very curious to see what's next in the Borden Dispatches!

Definitely recommended for mystery/urban fantasy readers looking for something fresh and compelling.

Maplecroft

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Skin



Michele Renae

An author of over 50 stories in the fantasy, action/adventure, historical and paranormal romance genres, this prolific author now writes erotica as Michele Renae. [For those of you that don’t know, Michele Renae is Michele Hauf in her other persona. :)].

Michele is good at daydreaming, kitty wrangling, navigating Paris from memory, and locating parking spots close to the front door. She is not so good at making bath bombs, being patient in line at the Post Office, and reading only one book at a time.

You can connect with Michele online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitterand on


Skin
PARIS SECRETS Book #3

RELEASE DATE 8/12/14!

Are you ready for two bodies to collide in an irresistible crush of desire? They’ve experimented with sight, voice, and trust in their inventive sexual romps that began as a flirtatious affair before a window and advanced to provocative cyber sex. He fell in love with her. She is still waiting for his touch.

Exquisite. Bold. Gorgeous. Those are the words that lured her into the Frenchman's heart. She is the American woman who has learned to set her inner vixen free, and he is the handsome and light-hearted Monsieur Sexy.

Finally the lovers abandon their apprehensions and come together. All senses are engaged, including the delicious glide of his masterful hands over her skin. A dashing musketeer, black velvet Louboutins, and Da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa all become a part of their liaisons. It is easy to fall into a trusting relationship that feels as if it were meant to be.

But there are yet challenges that will try their connection and which will force them to decide, once and for all, if they were meant for one another...

...or if secrets will break them apart.

SKIN is the final story in the Paris Secrets trilogy. Do you dare?

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review
After taking this journey with our American and her Frenchman I honestly can't think of a better way for Michele to end the series. 
There were some seriously sexy times, some really fun scenes, some slightly dark (and very human) moments, and under it all, heart and emotion that impacted me on a deeply visceral level. 
I ran the gamut of emotions in this book, and that is a true sign of good story telling, and quite honestly, I can't thank Michele enough for allowing me to take this journey with her characters.
I absolutely loved it!
I highly recommend this series from start to finish, and promise that they will be books that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page.

Skin

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Honor's Price


Alexis Morgan grew up near St. Louis and received a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her husband have made the Pacific Northwest their home for more than thirty years, where she launched her career as a writer. She is published in contemporary romance, American West historicals, and currently writes paranormal romances for Pocket Star and Silhouette Nocturne. Her book, Darkness Unknown, is a finalist in the RITA's, the top award in the romance genre.

Connect:  Website / Facebook / Twitter / GoodReads


Honor's Price
WARRIORS OF THE MIST Book #3

RELEASE DATE: 9/2/14

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Cursed by the gods. Bound by brotherhood. Freed by love.

The Warriors of the Mist have fought side by side for centuries, but Kane alone has felt something darker calling to him. With the Kingdom of Agathia on the brink of rebellion, Kane knows that relying on dark magic to infiltrate the enemy’s court is dangerous but necessary despite the cost to his soul.

Lady Theda hopes to end the tyrannical reign of Duke Keirthan, the man who killed his own brother—Theda’s husband. But she has little hope of succeeding, until a mage-marked warrior appears.

For the first time in centuries, Kane is tempted not by dark magic, but by a woman who wants more than his protection. But with both of their hearts—and her people’s lives—in jeopardy, giving in to their passion may be a risk too great to take…

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Another wonderful installment in the Warriors of the Mist series and an ending perfect for all of those HEA seekers.

5 Warriors, pledged to the Lord and Lady of the River to fight for those in need. They have been battling the Duke of Agathia for some time as he takes over the land and suffuses it with his dark blood magic. Split apart, two try to fight from within, while the others protect the one who called them from without.

Kane was born with dark mage blood but he has never nurtured his 'gift'. His grandfather gave him the mage mark while he was still in the womb, and this, along with his stellar warrior skills allow him to be drafted into the Duke's inner guard. I loved his character. He's chivalrous, has some pretty serious inner demons that he battles, but is loyal and steadfast in his honorable quest, as well. When he finds lady Theda, it's wonderful to see his walls fall and his heart open.

Theda is a great heroine. She's been through hell and back, and yet she keeps fighting. Not so much for herself, but for those she loves. She's determined, smart, strong and willful, and she's not afraid to go after what she wants. In this case, what she ends up wanting is Kane, and their romance grows sweetly at first and then burns with a fire hard to ignore.

I've really enjoyed this series since book #1, and seeing everything come full circle was utterly enjoyable. I think this is the last book of the series, but Alexis did some things with some 'extra' characters that I can see turning into some novellas or a spin off possibly in the future.

I would highly recommend the WARRIORS OF THE MIST series, and while the books can be read easily as stand-alones, I would suggest reading them in order, especially with the extra surprises in Honor's Price that answer some questions and link all of the characters from all 3 books together beautifully.

If you're looking for a sweet historical fantasy romance with captivating characters, a robust story arc, and enough action and intrigue to keep you wanting more, pick these up. :)

Honor's Price

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Innocent Prey



Maggie Shayne: It was a sleepless night spent caring for a sick baby that jump-started New York Times Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne’s writing career.

A voracious reader and prolific writer from childhood, Maggie found herself without a book to read while coddling the colicky child. So instead she began spinning a tale of her own, creating a plotline that evolved in her thoughts until, a few days later, she sat down and wrote the story in longhand.

Now the author of more than forty novels, ranging from stories about Witches, vampires, psychics and ghosts, to bone chilling, edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense and beyond. The genres she has mastered include women’s fiction, category romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal fiction. Maggie has honed her lyrical prose and made a name for herself on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon.com, B.Dalton, Booksense, Ingram’s, Barnes and Noble, and Waldenbooks (where she reached #1) bestseller lists.

Maggie is the winner of numerous awards, including two Romantic Times Bookclub Career Achievement Awards, the National Readers Choice Award, and the coveted RITA Award, for which she was nominated twelve times before finally winning.

She has also written for CBS daytime dramas, Guiding Light and As the World Turns. One of Maggie’s novels, Eternity, has been optioned for film.

Connect with Maggie online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.


Innocent Prey
BROWN AND DE LUCA Book #3

RELEASE DATE 10/1/14

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To save innocent lives, they'll have to risk their own.

Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge's daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it's connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel's assistant.

The discovery of a string of missing women—all young, all troubled—seems like a promising lead. But there's no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he'll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel's uncanny capacity to see through people's lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim?

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Another incredible installment of the BROWN & DE LUCA series!

I utterly adore this series, and I think that this installment was my favorite yet. The arc is getting so much broader, the characters so much deeper, the story so much more thrilling and sweet. When a murder mystery thriller can make you laugh out loud, gasp, shake your head and grin with delight, you know you've found a keeper. :)

Fans of the series will be both frustrated and relieved at the romance between Rachel and Mason in Innocent Prey. As usual, they dance around the way they're feeling, but it's so obvious, and both know it, and while you want to slap them to wake up and just admit things already, it's also fun to see them fully realize things towards the end.

As usual, the murder mystery is stellar. In an attempt to find a missing blind girl, Rachel and Mason team up to find her and other missing girls and thwart what ends up being a very big, very deep, and very dark operation and cover-up. Rachel's character is finally coming to terms with how special she truly is, and there's a nice preternatural feel to things, as well. Add in Rachel's wit and snark in her Nancy Drewesque amateur sleuthing, and you get many a moment where you will laugh out loud, rail incessantly, and cheer exuberantly.

Bottom line, this is an incredible romantic suspense read with upper echelon writing, characters you will absolutely adore, dialogue you will want to quote long after the book is finished, and a story arc that will leave you wanting more immediately. Good thing book #4 isn't too far away...

Highly recommended!!

Innocent Prey

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of the Paris Secrets Trilogy



Michele Renae

An author of over 50 stories in the fantasy, action/adventure, historical and paranormal romance genres, this prolific author now writes erotica as Michele Renae. [For those of you that don’t know, Michele Renae is Michele Hauf in her other persona. :)].

Michele is good at daydreaming, kitty wrangling, navigating Paris from memory, and locating parking spots close to the front door. She is not so good at making bath bombs, being patient in line at the Post Office, and reading only one book at a time.

You can connect with Michele online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on GoodReads.



Paris Secrets Trilogy
Paris Secrets Books #1 - #3 - Window, Screen & Skin

RELEASE DATE 8/12/14

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This fun and flirty erotic romance trilogy is comprised of the stories, WINDOW, SCREEN, and SKIN.

Set in Paris, it follows the American heroine who discovers her fantasy man lives across the street from her—and a window affair begins. Mutual self-pleasure graduates to cyber-sex, and then in the concluding story, they finally come together, skin to skin.

WINDOW: The first time she sees her new neighbor, his sexy smile arouses her curiosity—and her desires. His hard, chiseled muscles and playful invitations are irresistible. Bared before their windows, framed and displayed above the streets of Paris, they embark upon a provocative affair.
Their daring game of exhibitionism lures her back for more and more, and she quickly realizes he is the man she has dreamed about.
Yet she's never heard his voice. Never felt his touch. Never thought she'd experience something this exquisite.
Or this bold...

SCREEN: She fell willingly, seduced by the erotic foreignness of all that he was. Words can be more powerful than touch. Stimulate and engage the senses, then watch what happens...
They began a daring affair a few weeks ago, baring skin, sensual secrets—their very souls—before their bedroom windows, situated across the street from one another. Now they've taken it to the next level. The laptop screen has added sound to their intimate liaisons, and his voice, that delicious French accent, is oh, so sexy. His laughter teases good shivers across her skin, and his sensual commands seduce her deeper into a world of erotic play. Fantasies lure them into a new intimacy and a surprising trust that the two strangers who have never touched welcome.
Yet frustrations grow as she pines for his touch. They must meet. Soon. But a secret is revealed that will challenge their desires and the trust both have earned.

SKIN: Exquisite. Bold. Gorgeous. Those were the words that lured her into the Frenchman's heart.
What began as a flirtatious, daring affair behind windows between the American woman who learned to set her inner vixen free, and the handsome, light-hearted Monsieur Sexy, advanced to the delicious intricacies of cyber-sex. But she is still waiting for his touch.
Finally, the lovers abandon their apprehensions and come together, all senses engaged: sight, sound, smell, and now the delicious glide of his masterful hands over her skin, and the taste of his intoxicating kiss. A dashing musketeer, black velvet Louboutins, and Da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa all become a part of their inventive sexual liaisons.
They have shared their most intimate selves with one another in every way, yet there are still challenges that will try their connection and force them to decide, once and for all, if they are meant for one another...
...or if secrets will break them apart.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Incredible trilogy. Definitely not to be missed....

WINDOW:
Window is a super sexy debut novel in a new erotica trilogy unlike anything I've read before!

There is just something so incredibly naughty and titillating about forming a 'relationship' with nothing but sight - 'you can look, but you can't touch'... Or talk... Yet what they SHARE is more private, personal and intimate than anything else.

It's self pleasure and voyeurism at its best. It's one of those highly sexual books that isn't filled with 'in your face' eroticism, but requires you to feel, and think, and fantasize right along with your leading couple, thereby getting your pulse racing and your flush rising.

It's got a quirky female lead that you can't help but love, a sexy, chivalrous male lead that will melt your heart, and even the cliff hanger didn't upset me too much, because I knew there would be more, and I absolutely CANNOT wait to get lost in this teasing, artful seduction again!

SCREEN:
Yet another surprising and sinfully sexy read by Michele Renae. I breezed through it in one long setting, and wanted nothing more than the third book of the trilogy immediately afterward.

Picking up where Window (book #1) left off, our leading couple takes their relationship to the next level. After discovering one another with nothing more than sight across a Paris alley, they add sound to the mix, and jump into a cyber relationship from Berlin to Paris, still keeping to their rules of engagement.

Given the sheer genius of the way these books are written, it's hard to write a review without spoilers. Suffice it to say that Michele ramped up the fantasy, added a sense, threw in a wrench, and had my heart rate elevated almost the entire time with Screen, and I cannot wait for the finale to the trilogy, Skin.

PARIS SECRETS is one of the most engaging, unique, and titillating series I have encountered. The romance is sweet, the erotic elements are off the chart steamy (and all without touch if you can believe it), the characters super lovable, and the tone light and fun...until twist that Michele introduces towards the end of Screen, which serves as a reminder that the best happily ever afters don't come easily.

SKIN:
I honestly can't think of a better way for Michele to end the series.

There were some seriously sexy times, some really fun scenes, some slightly dark (and very human) moments, and under it all, heart and emotion that impacted me on a deeply visceral level.

I ran the gamut of emotions in this book, and that is a true sign of good storytelling, and quite honestly, I can't thank Michele enough for allowing me to take this journey with her characters.

I loved it!

TRILOGY:
Engaging, enthralling, utterly sexy, fun, flirty, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

Paris Secrets Trilogy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Women of War




Lisa Beth Darling has been married for the last 25 years to her wonderful husband, Roy. The two live in New London, CT where they raised two (now adult) daughters.

Her latest full-length novel The Heart of War blends timeless Greek Mythology with Erotica, Romance, and Suspense as Ares God of War falls in love with Alena, a seemingly fragile Fey. The lovely Alena is on the run from Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death. The peace and quiet of Ares' secluded Greek isle is interrupted when the Olympians demand he turned her over to them. Glorious battles, hot romance, and dark passions combine in "The Heart of War".

On December 31, 2011 A God is Born when Ares and Alena and welcome their son, Raven into the world in Child of War

Lisa proudly boasts that her writing career began in her junior high school years, around the 7th grade. A fact which her fellow students adored but often got her called down to the Guidance Counselor's Office to discuss her stories. Not deterred by the counselors but instead spurred onward by them, her teachers, and her classmates, Lisa continued to hone her craft throughout those formative years.

Today, Lisa brings conflict, passion, love, and suspense to unique couples through her full length novels. Never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, and instead believing it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined, her heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without.

Connect with Lisa: Website / Facebook / Twitter / GoodReads


Women of War
OF WAR Book #4.5

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Venture on a Mystical Journey through Time and Secrets Past
This story spans four generations of women in Alena's family from her great-grandmother, Shar DraĆ­ocht the last known Queen of the Dark Kingdom. Morrowind, her tortured daughter. Maven, Alena's free spirited mother. And ends the night Alena washed up on Ares' shore. With intensity, lust, fear, and strength these Women of War make their way in the world revealing the hidden truths of the past and Ares true connection to his beloved Wife, Alena.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:

What an incredible additional installment to the Of War series. Still just as sexy, dark, dangerous and gritty as the rest, but a delightful peek into all of those little holes that we didn't quite have the full story for in books #1 - #4.

We get Alena's full backstory in this book. Learn how she ended up with her father, where she really came from, what the difference is between the light and dark kingdoms, find out how she met Artemis, what really happened with Eros and Apollo and more...

Lisa Beth tells the story of Alena's great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to lay the foundation of the Light Fey and Dark Fae in a truly captivating manner. She delves into their lives, hardships, and expresses - as only Lisa Beth can - the sacrifices made.

Over the course of the series I've always been a bit humbled by Alena's strength and after reading Women of War I realized where a lot of it came from. She has never had an easy life. She was rejected, abandoned, lived in fear, suffered more hardship than any one person should, and yet bounced back with even more conviction, strength, and inner light. And while Lisa has always made it known that Apollo is not a character you will ever love, after reading Women of War you will truly despise him. There have been some nasty Gods in these books, characters that literally turned your stomach, some that were able to redeem themselves in future installments, but now that we have the 'true' story of what happened with Alena, Apollo and Ares, you will never look at any of them the same again.

Women of War still held true to the style that fans of the series have come to know and love. There were parts that were really tough to read - very violent, explicit, etc - and yet, they were told with such talent that it simultaneously made me uncomfortable (something I always look forward to with these books actually, LOL) and awed me.

Women of War is an utterly captivating thrill-ride that will have you thinking long after the last page is turned, however, I do not suggest reading Women of War without having read and enjoyed the other books of the series first. This is definitely a series that builds and each book is another level from the one before. I cannot wait to see how Lisa Beth brings about the finale of the series and I am SO excited to jump into Kingdoms of War next. :)

Women of War