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Fourteen years ago, Connor Matheson walked away from the one person who owned him, heart and soul. He had convinced himself he’d come back for her one day, but when he found out she was keeping a secret from him, it only kept him away. When his grandmother died, leaving him to handle her estate, Connor was forced back to his hometown, where his heart remained.
Lauren Delaney-Forbes was doing just fine on her own. She had a little boy, whom she loved more than life itself, and spent her days at a job that she enjoyed. Her dreams of marriage and happily ever after dissolved when she found her ex-husband in bed with another woman. Convinced her heart couldn’t handle another heartbreak, she focused on being a mom and giving Eliot her all.
Until Connor showed up and flipped her world upside down.
Could he convince her that their love deserved a second chance or would she take back her heart, leaving him in the past?
 
 
 
Aubree Valentine is stay-at-home mom to boy/girl twins, married to her high school sweetheart and avid believer in fairy tales. 


When she's not busy chasing her kids or her fur babies she can be found curled up with a good book or writing. 

She got her start in the Indie community as a PA for a handful of other fabulous authors. Working behind the scenes fueled her desire to publish her own work. 

She's a die hard Tennessee Titans fan even though she resides in Pennsylvania and her hubs roots for the Baltimore Ravens.

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Sunday Spotlight w/Giveaway: Cat's Howl by C.D. Gorri



Welcome to EskieMama & Dragon Lady Sunday Spotlight!
Today we are spotlighting C.D. Gorri's
Cat's Howl!


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A Macconwood Pack Novel
From the Grazi Kelly Universe
Cat's Howl




Cat Maccon, was always a handful, even as a pup. It wasn’t easy growing up in an all male household, but this South Jersey Werewolf is tough as nails. She’s on a mission to prove herself. Causing no end of grief for her older brother, Rafe Maccon, Alpha of the Macconwood Pack.

Cat joins the Maccon County Sheriff's Department determined to be taken seriously amongst her big brother's Wolf Guard. Okay, maybe one Wolf Guard in particular, Tate Nighthawk. Tall, rugged, and handsome. He’s the stuff of Cat’s dreams, but she’s been burned before.

When she is targeted by their enemies, led by the dangerous rogue Werewolf Skoll, Rafe assigns Cat her own personal bodyguard. Knowing how his sister hates to be told what to do, Rafe gives her the one Wolf Guard he knows won’t be taken in by her wily ways. Tate Nighthawk himself.

Tate takes his job very seriously and no amount of pouting or lamp throwing will bend him to Cat’s will. Even if she is the best damn thing he ever saw. Old memories haunt him when he is forced to spend time with the one woman who he turned his back on. But he won’t let that interfere with his assignment.

Stuck alone in the woods together, without any way to contact the Pack, their tumultuous past catches up with them. Will this spunky she-Wolf finally find true love or is she too much for Tate to handle?




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Q & A with C. D. Gorri about Cat's Howl!



Tell us about Cat's Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel
Cat Maccon, was always a handful, even as a pup. It wasn’t easy growing up in an all male household, but this South Jersey Werewolf is tough as nails. She’s on a mission to prove herself. Causing no end of grief for her older brother, Rafe Maccon, Alpha of the Macconwood Pack.

Cat joins the Maccon County Sheriff's Department determined to be taken seriously amongst her big brother's Wolf Guard. Okay, maybe one Wolf Guard in particular, Tate Nighthawk. Tall, rugged, and handsome. He’s the stuff of Cat’s dreams, but she’s been burned before.

When she is targeted by their enemies, led by the dangerous rogue Werewolf Skoll, Rafe assigns Cat her own personal bodyguard. Knowing how his sister hates to be told what to do, Rafe gives her the one Wolf Guard he knows won’t be taken in by her wily ways. Tate Nighthawk himself.

Tate takes his job very seriously and no amount of pouting or lamp throwing will bend him to Cat’s will. Even if she is the best damn thing he ever saw. Old memories haunt him when he is forced to spend time with the one woman who he turned his back on. But he won’t let that interfere with his assignment.

Stuck alone in the woods together, without any way to contact the Pack, their tumultuous past catches up with them. Will this spunky she-Wolf finally find true love or is she too much for Tate to handle?

What initially inspired you to write Cat's Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel?
The Macconwood Pack is the center of my first Paranormal Romance series, but they live in the Grazi Kelly Universe that I have created in my Young Adult Novels. The idea for them first came to me when writing Hunter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #2. I needed my heroine to have a friendly group of Werewolves to reference and go to for aid that were unconnected to both her grandfather’s Pack and the Hounds of God, but that’s another series.

The personas of the Macconwood Wolves were just so strong I felt they needed their own series! I plan on developing a story for each of them.

Tell us little about the characters in this book.
Cat Maccon is a rough and tough she-Wolf who is fiercely determined to prove herself worthy of being a Wolf Guard to her Alpha and also her brother, Rafe Maccon.
Tate Nighthawk is one of Rafe’s closest and oldest friends. He is also a member of the Wolf Guard. He and Cat have history, but he can’t forget the boy he used to be. Cast aside from his own family and unworthy of her heart.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?
I think the hardest part of writing any book is well, writing it. I am very conscious of the fact that I am writing e-books for a specific audience. I try very hard to write with them in mind, I mean I don’t want to lose their attention. I want to keep them clicking that little arrow on the right to get to the next page. So I write fast paced, action packed series with supernatural creatures and passionate scenes set in my home state of New Jersey.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I love writing the first chapter. It sets the tone, you know? I can introduce my characters and create the atmosphere for the rest of the book.

What are your future project(s)?
My next new release will be later this summer. Keeping Magic: The Angela Tanner Files #2 is a young adult novel about the adventures of teen witch Angela Tanner and bad boy Guardian, Jody Nieves.
I am also working on the fifth Grazi Kelly book for a late 2017 release.

And finally, the third book in the Macconwood Pack Series, Code Wolf, will be released late this winter.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?
Meet the Macconwood Pack in book 1, Charley’s Christmas Wolf for just #99cents or #free on #KU.


Now an exciting excerpt from a Cat's Howl!

Cat knew she overstepped, but she couldn’t help herself. She stalked across the house to her room and made her way to the shower.
The hot spray hit her body and Cat sighed. She was tense. Even after her workout. She scrubbed her body with the vanilla-tangerine scented body wash Charley had purchased for her.
It reminded Cat of flavored frozen custard on the Boardwalk. She closed her eyes and exhaled. Memories played through her mind. Games, rides, frozen custard, and cotton candy. She used to sneak off and follow Rafe and his buddies when she was just a kid.
Man that was fun! She wished it were summer now. She could use a funnel cake after the bomb Rafe just dropped on her. A bodyguard! Really?
She didn’t flinch when the bathroom door swung open. Nudity was sort of acceptable for Wolves. Not that she paraded around naked, but there were times during the full moon when she or other Wolves were nude before and after the Change. Hey, it happened.
“Liam is that you?,” she knew it wasn’t the youngest Wolf of the house the second she inhaled. Oh crap! She fought the urge to duck and cover.
She was grateful steam from the shower fogged the glass enough to hide her blush from probing eyes. Black eyes to be exact.
“Does Liam often come into your bathroom when you’re showering?”
“What? No! Ew, no way! Why the heck are you in here?”
“Rafe ordered me to act as your guard for the foreseeable future.”
“Oh bullshit! I don’t need a bodyguard!”
“Well, you got one.”
“That’s just great, sunshine! But I’m pretty sure I can handle things in here!”
“That’s a shame, I’m an excellent backwasher. But if you’re really sure, I’ll wait outside. And, uh, tell Liam to stay the hell out of your bathroom.”
Cat flinched when he left the room, slamming the door. Was Rafe out of his mind assigning Tate Nighthawk to her?




Author Bio
C.D. Gorri always wanted to be an author. An avid reader, she has a profound love for books and literature that she shares with her friends and family. When she's not writing she can usually be found with a book in her hand.

She resides in her home state of New Jersey with her husband, their children, and their dogs, Dash and Chewie.
C.D. Gorri first entered the world of literature with the release of her YA paranormal fiction series, the Grazi Kelly Novels. They start with Wolf Moon, Hunter Moon, Rebel Moon, and the recently released book four, Winter Moon.
She soon added a spin-off YA series found exclusively on Amazon starting with Casting Magic: The Angela Tanner Files #1. Available #free on Kindle Unlimited.

An avid reader of romance novels, C.D. was anxious to delve into her first Adult Paranormal series, featuring the Macconwood Pack as introduced in her YA novels. Charley's Christmas Wolf is the first in the series and is exclusively found on Amazon. Cat's Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel is the second installment in the series.

She is currently working on Keeping Magic: The Angela Tanner Files #2 which is to be released in late summer 2016.

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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: Beast Rising by Angela Addams



Beast Rising
The Order of the Wolf Series # 7
by 
Angela Addams





Blurb:

The Huntresses are stepping up their game. So are the forces arrayed against them...

Mayhem is furious. While he and the boys have been rocking it out on stage at a series of concerts in Scotland, Darcy and Aubrey have been sneaking out for, as they so defiantly put it, "training."

Raven is cut to the bone when he discovers what Darcy's been doing behind his back. But simply forbidding the women from hunting isn't the answer. Though it makes him uneasy, he talks Mayhem into joining forces to train alongside their women.

Training is in full swing when they encounter a pair of ancient Huntresses battling each other with powers Darcy and the girls can only dream about. Taking sides turns out to be a mistake when Darcy and Raven are kidnapped, and an evil plan is put into play to use the girls' powers to unleash Lazarus, the king of the beasts.

The only way to defeat him is for the Order, Huntresses, and Wolves to put their mutual mistrust aside and unite. Or the world could be flooded with an unending river of feral beasts.

Warning: Contains sex in public places, a virtual reality threesome, and some red hot lovin'. Female warriors with an attitude who won't be shackled or coddled, and rock star werewolf mates who are hard pressed to keep up. 



Review:                                4 stars

Mayhem, Darcy, Aubrey, Raven are wolves and Huntress fighting the best that exist out in the world, but the boys are furious for while and the boys have been rocking it out on stage at a series of concerts in Scotland, Darcy and Aubrey have been sneaking out for a good hunt.
Raven talks Mayhem into joining the woman and train alongside them.
Training is in full swing when they encounter a pair of ancient Huntresses battling each other with powers Darcy and the girls can only dream about, taking sides turns out to be a mistake when Darcy and Raven are kidnapped, and an evil plan is put into play to use the girls' powers to unleash Lazarus, the king of the beasts.
For Mayhem and the gang to defeat Lazarus they need to is to ally themselves with the Order, Huntresses, and Wolves, Will they put their mistrust to each other to defeat the enemy?
Read the book its a interesting story, a bit slow in the begining but it does move well after that.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Audiobook Review: Leopold's Wicked Embrace by Kym Grosso Narrated by Ryan West



Leopold's Wicked Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans Series #5
by 
Kym Grosso

Narrated 
by 
Ryan West





Blurb:

Seductive and lethal, vampire Léopold Devereoux returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman who awakens desires and emotions that he's long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who's captured his attention.
Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding - yet debonair - stranger who seeks her assistance. She withholds her secret abilities, afraid to trust the man who threatens to unleash her darkest fantasies. All the while, Léopold consumes her thoughts, testing her erotic limits and bringing her to new levels of ecstasy. As the menacing force that has stalked Laryssa for years finally catches up to her, she submits, putting her life into the hands of the dominant vampire who offers his protection.
They embark on a perilous adventure deep in the heart of New Orleans, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives. As they face formidable challenges, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them. After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the impenetrable shell around his heart? As evil draws near, will Laryssa survive the demon that has come to take her soul?

Warning: This audiobook contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult listeners only.


Review:                               5 stars

***AUDIO REVIEW***

Léopold Devereoux, seductive and lethal vampire, returns to New Orleans to find a killer, this search leads him to Laryssa Theriot who not only hides her supernatural being but she also hides from evil that is after her.
Now Laryssa awakens feelings in Leopold that he buried a long time ago, centuries ago, and try to stay out of her life is not proving to be an easy task. Laryssa however agrees so help Leopold in the search for the killer , as he promises to keep her safe and protect her.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they embark on a adventure, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives. As all this happens, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them. After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will he bond to her or will he turn his back to her.
Another great story, and narrated its even better.

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Audiobook Review: Logan's Acadian Wolves by Kym Grosso Narrated by Ryan West




Logan's Acadian Wolves
Immortals of New Orleans Series  #4
by 
Kym Grosso

Narrated 
by 
Ryan West






Blurb:

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.



Review                                      5 stars

***AUDIO REVIEW***

I have read the book the ebook and willingly listened to the audio book while at the gym.

Listening to it was another for me, and it was just as good as the book, I was able to pay more attention to is, as I was trying to forget where I was, but was still delighted in the story.
To see Logan go from being a beta to an Alpha was great. To see him grow as an Alpha was a pleasure, When Winter enters his life he is throw for a loop, she is the woman in his dreams, will he save her.
Winter is a scientist seeking to help Jax's pack as one of his wolves is sick, but what Winter does not know is that she is a pawn in a Vampire's and a she wolf. Winter is now battling her feelings for Logan , also finding out she has been changed into a wolf.
Logan now must fight to save her and save his pack from what Ettien and the pesky she wolf has planed.
Dimitri, Jake and Leopold are there as friends to help Logan and Winter.
Will they mate will they embrace what fate has for them, well you can read it or you can listen to it, either way it's a fantastic story, well writen.

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: SEALs of Honor: Chase by Dale Mayer



SEALs of Honor: Chase
SEALs of Honor Series
by 
Dale Mayer





Blurb:

This is the next installment in the SEALs of the Honor series.

Everyone has something in their history they’d like to keep buried in the past…
Chase has more than most. And his secrets are about to blow wide open as one really bad part of his past has come looking for him.
Vanessa is all about moving forward in her life and not looking back. There are enough painful memories in her history for a lifetime.
But when she gets embroiled in Chase’s problems, they become her problems too.
Both need to deal with their pasts, because if they don’t, they might no longer have a future.


Review:                                   5 stars

Chase wishes he could totally bury his past, especially when it catches up to him. Vanessa wants to move ahead with her life and both have a past painful and hopefully will be able to overcome it so they can have a future.
In this they also have to rescue Amrit and Peter who managed to get involved in this lovely story and Chase's past.
Will they make it, will they all be able to return to a normal life, read the book, it's a lovely story that kept me reading until it was done, thank you Dale Mayer for a great story.

I recevied a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: Healing Jacob by Nicole Stewart



Healing Jacob
by 
Nicole Stewart 






Blurb: 

Jacob Maddox

I’ve always wanted a fairytale love, and the night we meet is like something lifted out of a fever dream. With no place to go on a dark and stormy night, a luckless wanderer finds shelter with the man of his dreams. Except Lucas Deveraux is no Prince Charming.

He’s a bakery owner with an attitude problem. I’m a homeless guitar player with damage. We’re a bad ending waiting to happen. But his wicked mouth promises to cure everything that hurts me.

And I want to believe in him…

Lucas Deveraux


The night Jacob Maddox stumbles into my life, his vulnerability ignites a passion I can’t control. We bump heads, but our throbbing bodies connect. He’s always on the defense. I can’t bridle my tongue. He gets under my skin and into my system, and I can’t get enough.

I’m practical. This isn’t exactly a love story. Jacob comes with baggage, but so do I after being left at the altar by my high school sweetheart.

Oh, did I mention my ex chose right now to make a comeback?

Healing Jacbob is an extremely steamy, ultra high heat standalone Gay/MM romance with explicit scenes and a highly satisfying HEA ending!


Review:                                    5 stars

Well since I love love stories I thought I would give this one a try, the blurb sounded fascinating. So what is a gal to do but tackle a subject that I am not familiar with. Don't get me wrong, love is love and to be honest Eros does not care where he shoots his arrow.

Jacob Maddox and Lucas Deveraux two men and souls who have been wounded deeply, Jacob by this Father, to the point he now trusted no one and expected nothing good from anyone, yet dreamed of finding love. Lucas had been deserted by his boyfriend, someone he had known all his live, 6 months before they were due to tie the knot.
Cliche I know, but on a dark stormy night in Seattle Jacob and Lucas meet, the attraction is instant, but life is not easy, due to mistrust and pain, will both find the love they seek, will Lucas find happiness with Jacob and will Jacob be able to love Lucas back.
Won't say much more, its a cool book, a lovely story, that might even make you cry a bit.


Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: Asher by T.S. Joyce



Asher
Wolves of Winter's Edge Series #3
by 
T.S. Joyce





Blurb:

****Don't miss this thrilling final book in the bestselling Wolves of Winter's Edge trilogy****
Asher Striker is full of dark secrets. His brothers think he’s quiet because he’s moody, but Asher had to learn at a young age that if he doesn’t focus on controlling the power within him, he could destroy everything and everyone around him. All he needs to do is help Gentry and Roman open up Winter’s Edge, and then go back to his solitary life. It would be safest for everyone that way. But when a mouthy, funny, beautiful woman shows up at his inn, Asher begins to rethink where his life should be headed. Ashlyn makes him want things he can’t have. She’s wrecking his focus, but little by little, she’s also breaking down his walls and easing the darkness within him. And now he has to decide whether her fixing him is a good thing, or something that will get them all killed.

Ashlyn Jenkins has a bone to pick with her best friend, Blaire. She’s on a mission to save her from the three obvious psychopaths she lives with now. Sure, the Striker brothers are hot, especially the oldest, Asher, but Ashlyn’s duty is to her friend, first and foremost. That is, until she realizes Blaire is very different from the way she used to be. Now, the more time Ashlyn spends with Asher, the more she wants to unravel the mysteries around him and the life Blaire has built for herself. And when she witnesses the darkness that dwells inside of the quiet, silver-eyed, growly giant, she thinks she might just be able to save him. But Fate has plans for her and Asher that will change the course of not only their lives, but also the town of Rangeley forever.


Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.


Review:                                  5 stars

Wow even the day after am still thinking about the book, the story and the characters. I read the other two book and mind you they were good, I loved them but Asher. The story blew me away.
The story was so intriguing that I just kept reading and reading. There were times I laughed and then cried. Gentry, Roman and Asher a three brothers that have returned home, yet what awaits them is incredible. The pack that has taken over the town is to say the least bad very bad.
Loved all the brothers but my favorite is Asher.
He has so much power and tries hard to control it, but touching well that is not done, Enter Ashlyn who came rescue her best friend, who by now does not need rescuing.
But Asher, his wolf and the rest are totally taken and intrigued by her, Asher knows he should leave her alone, but he can't stay away from her and keeps coming back for more of her. Things as alway come to a head, the Striker brothers their mates find themselves in a battle for their lives.
A lot of things are revealed towards the end, things that will surprise you and astonish you and make the book that much better.
T.S Joyce thank you for a fantastic and amazing adventure, I loved it and look forward to you next book.

Review by Jara


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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: To Mate a Soldier by Ceri Grenelle



To Mate a Soldier
The Lost Alphars series Book 2
by 
Ceri Grenelle





Blurb:

Love can push the most hardened warrior to the edge of control…

The Lost Alphars Series, Book 2

Lottie Braddock has let everyone believe she’s a widow wasting away from mate sickness. In reality, she struck a devil’s bargain to conceal her young son’s true identity—a protection spell that feeds on her life force.

She plans to take one secret regret to her grave—until that regret crashes through her clinic door with one of her children in the throes of a premature shift. Desperate for more time, she sets out to find that devil once again and plead for her life.

Jeremiah Quinn, head soldier of the North American Weres, doesn’t take orders from anyone. But damned if he’s letting the ailing, fragile Lottie make this journey alone. He’s known for years she is his mate, and he’s through letting her push him away.

Come hell or high Magic, he refuses to let her go without a fight. For her life. For her love. For the love of her sons. Even if saving her soul means sacrificing his own.


Warning: Contains a healer who’s sacrificed all she has for her family and a steadfast soldier who isn’t afraid to prove he’s been a part of that family all along.


Review                                 3 stars

Lottie Braddock struck a bargain with A Daemon to protect her son Evan who was born with the full powers of a Alphar. She plans never to reveal this to anyone, but desperate for more time with her son Evan and twins she sets out on a voyage to find more time.
Jeremiah Quinn the main soldier of the North American Weres finds himself in love with Lottie and determined to help her on her journey.
The story was well written, but too many characters to keep track and to try and understand what was going on, for me anyway. Can't put more in here as it would give the plot away, but it is well writen and interesting.

I received a free copy for my honest review!


Review by Jara


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