Genre: Paranormal Romance

Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

Posted September 26, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

It seriously took me a minute to remember if Viper was Venom’s name, but I think my confusion came from the rarity of characters and book titles that start with the letter ‘V.’ Anyway, Archangel’s Viper was somewhat different than the other secondary character stories within the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. I wanted to chalk up how I felt about this difference as a bad thing because I am sometimes a stickler for things staying the same even though I love change, but when I tapped to the last page I couldn’t help but totally dig the overall story of Archangel’s Viper. Out of all Raphael’s Seven, Venom, Demetrius, Jason, Adohan have been the ones I’ve been most fascinated by. With Jason and Demetrius already having their stories told I am glad that Venom was next up. While his background story wasn’t as elaborate as Demetrius and Jason’s, […]

Into The Fire by Jeaniene Frost

Posted September 3, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
Into The Fire by Jeaniene Frost

The reviews on Into The Fire really left me feeling as if Bound By Flames should’ve been the last Night Prince story I read. But always wanting to be someone that finishes what she started, unless of course I choose to be done with a series or story, I dived into Into The Fire and really ended up loving it. One thing I was already spoiled on was Ian’s inclusion in Into The Fire, but other than some key scenes here and there and mentions, this story really felt like the conclusion to Vlad and Lelia’s story. But that miniature cliffhanger though! Unlike Bound By Flames, Into The Fire touched and concluded the conflicts that were introduced. In addition to that, new characters and situations that yes will probably feed into Ian’s stories also made sense for the progression of Vlad and Lelia’s too. The romance between Vlad and Lelia […]

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Posted August 25, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

I have to admit that I was sadden when starting Allegiance of Honor. This sadness had nothing to do with Nalini Singh’s note at the end of Shards of Hope or the one at the beginning of Allegiance of Honor. It’s just that its story represents the end of a chapter that has been part of my reading life for a long time. After being supplied with action filled story after action filled story I felt a smidgen of disappointment at how toned down Allegiance of Honor was. The stories before this installment was full of all types of changes and hype that I seriously thought that Allegiance of Honor would carry the same tone. In hindsight I’m glad for Singh’s decision to tone down this story, the second chapter of her Psy-Changeling series needed to be able to come out strong and if Allegiance of Honor went off with […]

Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Posted August 23, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Unlike with Once Burned, I remember quite a few scenes and the opinions I had about Bound By Flames from the first time I read it, and I will admit that my reception of its story wasn’t all that good. Maybe during that first read I was sort of over Szygali’s villainous reign and reappearance, but whatever it was I wasn’t a victim to it this time around. Bound by Flames was initially the end of the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost, and at the time that I first read it it didn’t feel like the conclusion to the series so I was ecstatic that she came out with the final book Into the Fire. I say that only because Bound by Flames felt like the climax to the series instead of the finale. In this installment of the Night Prince series everything came to a head, Szygali seriously […]

Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

Posted August 22, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

I’m really glad that Riley and Tao finally got their story in Fierce Obsession, but it sucks that the overall story fell completely through for me. I can’t quite put my finger on it but Fierce Obsession felt like a reguritated version of the earlier stories in this particular seris; Greta forever hating, anal sex being a priority, and old pack/flocks causing issues. Riley and Tao were very compatible and complemented each other immensely, but the drama surrounding their story, as well as the aftermath of their mating got boring quick. I did enjoy the beginning of Fierce of Obsession and the parts where Savanah and Dexter were present, but sad to say I sort of checked out from the rest of the story.

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Posted August 21, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

I can’t really remember the first time I read Once Burned, but I must have seriously skimmed through all the dialogue parts because in re-reading it this time it felt like I was reading an entirely new book! I knew that I loved Vlad and Lelia’s characters and relationship but I couldn’t really pinpoint why, but after re-reading Once Burned I see why they left such a lasting impression on me. I was always intrigued by Vlad’s character from his cameo’s in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series, and even then I always felt that he needed his own series because his presence was too dominant to be in some other character’s story. I loved the relationship dynamics between Lelia and Vlad because with how potent Vlad’s character is, pairing him with someone like Cat would’ve been like adding two postive batteries together, they would’ve kept trying to stand alone. Lelia […]

Twiced Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Posted August 19, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Twiced Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Twice Burned might very well be my favorite of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. I don’t know if it was because of how it started, with that gut punch by Vlad, or the growth that both the main characters showed as they navigated through the latest villainous situation they found themselves in, but I loved this read. In my opinion, Frost excels at creating story after story within a series where the villain could be the same person and still hold my interest. Usually I’m all for new villains within each new installment in a series, but I love how new elements are introduced that not only ramps up the overall series but the intensity that can take place between the main characters. Szygali (correct spelling, I have no idea and I am too lazy to check lol), isn’t the best villain I’ve ever read about, but the history that […]

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Posted August 5, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Just like with Shield of Winter I didn’t know what to expect with Shards of Hope. I also didn’t want to get my hopes up if it by chance ended up turning out like Heart of Obsidian. When I read the synopsis my eyebrows raised in wonder and a little bit of shock that Aiden and Zaira were the focal couple of Shards of Hope. My wonder and trust in Nalini Singh’s writing, and the fact that she hasn’t let me down and I didn’t think she would start with Aiden’s story, was enough for me to dive in. Both Zaira and Aiden’s characters, story, and background pulled at my heart stings. From their childhoods, training situations, and struggles in trying to navigate through of this new area of life all Arrows are having to experience my emotions were totally invested. But since Zaira and Aden, along with Vasic, reside […]

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted August 4, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Shield of Winter was everything I was looking for from the newer releases of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. There’s so much yes that I want to shout at this story, but I’ll refrain and try to encompass my thoughts within the parameters of this review. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was iffy about how Shield of Winter was going to be executed. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with a few of the previous stories within this series by Singh, but I realized that I need to stop being such a worry wort because it sours the great relationship I have with Singh’s writing. Plus, I’m also finding out that my worrying is for naught because Shield of Winter turned out to be so freaking good! Just like with the other characters in Shield of Winter, I had a hard time believing that Vasic would be able to […]

Veiled by Karina Halle

Posted July 19, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Veiled by Karina Halle

Veiled in audiobook format has reinstated the truth that not every narrator can narrate any book. Or maybe the message for me is that ‘not every books can be listened to in audiobook format.’ I think because of the hard time I had in listening to Veiled I will try to re-read this for myself and see if I’m able to connect with the story, and being the type of person I am I think I’m also going to try another Jo Raylan narration for second chance sake. I don’t know the mechanics behind the production of Veiled, or whether Karina Halle had any say so or what, but Raylan somewhat ruined this story for me. The breathy way she acted out Ada’s character made it hard to want to continue on with Veiled. I couldn’t help but reflexively shout in my head, “No, that’s not how she’s supposed to sound!” […]