Review: Dark And Dangerous – Six-in-One Hot Paranormal Romances Box Set

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Dark and Dangerous

Six hot paranormal romances from six best-selling authors. Whether you like shifters, weres, vampires, fae, magic or secret portals, there’s a sexy story here that’s sure to tantalize your darkest, most dangerous desires.

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**UPDATE: This box set is no longer available for purchase, but each book in the set is available for individual purchase. [/su_note]
Jennifer Ashley – Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound #3.5)

Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown, is stunned when Myka, the best friend of a dying human woman, announces that Spike has fathered a cub. What’s more, the mother is giving the boy to Spike to protect and raise.

Spike is torn between the cub and his duties as tracker to the Shiftertown leader, and begs sassy and sexy horse-training Myka, the only person who understands, to help him. When Spike’s job puts his cub and Myka in danger, Spike is forced to choose between those to whom he’s pledged his loyalty and his need to protect the woman and cub he’s come to love.

Bonnie Vanak – The Mating Hunt (Werewolves of Montana #2)
After a childhood trauma left Arianna Sanders terrified of sex, the only man the pretty Lupine werewolf desires is her fiercely protective guardian. But the sexy, mysterious shifter harbors a dark secret, one he’s determined to hide from Arianna.

Kyle Morgan hungers for the voluptuous Arianna and dreams of consummating the passion smoldering between them. When he’s forced into mating with her to save her life, he must tame the savage, sexual beast inside him before taking the virgin he’s vowed to protect from those hungering to claim her, including himself… 

Caris Roane – Embrace The Dark (The Blood Rose #1)
Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire… 

Abigail doesn’t mind doing business with the realm-world, until she discovers she’s a rare commodity called a blood rose, something designed to satisfy the deepest needs of a mastyr vampire. She wants nothing to do with that kind of power and servicing a vampire is just wrong. But Mastyr Gerrod’s resistance to her gift, as well as his hot hunkiness in his Guardsman uniform, soon turns her head and she bends her neck to receive a sharp pair of fangs. Mind-blowing sex, ecstasy, all good things follow. But how can she give up her human world to serve as a blood rose the rest of her life? 

Laurie London – Assassin’s Touch (Iron Portal #1)
Two worlds. Two enemies. One fated touch. 

Former fashion designer Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities—now she’s the army’s hottest asset in their fight against invaders. Rickert D’Angelus, the dangerously sexy assassin from Cascadia, leads a group of warriors into New Seattle with one goal—to stop enemy soldiers from finding the Iron Portal into his world.

When he captures the beautiful Protection-Talent, a passionate vision appears and stirs something deep inside him. Rickert must decide if it’s a Talent trick, designed to foil the enemy… or the answer to his deepest desires. 

Erin Kellison – Shadow Bound (Shadow #1)
Dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale… 

Adam Thorne founded the Segue Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow. Twilight is the place between life and what comes after – a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.

Felicity Heaton – Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre #3)
Enter the dark, sinful and seductive world of the vampire owners of London’s premier vampire theatre, Vampirerotique, and discover how these powerful men are brought to their knees by the women who claim their hearts. 

Bloodlust runs in Antoine’s veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him. But when Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him? 

Dark and Dangerous Box Set
This is a fabulous box set with a verity of PNR from light to dark to erotica. Something for everyone! Super bargain deal! 6 books and we get shifters, fae, vampires, death’s daughter, and werewolves. 
My favorite’s in this set are Hard Mated, Seduce, and Assassin’s Touch each getting 5 stars from me.





5 Stars ~ Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound #3.5) by Jennifer Ashley 

Every since book one Pride Mates I have been waiting for Spikes story. I really wanted him to get a full length book, but Hard Mated turned out wonderful and I’m happy with the novel. I love the Shifters Unbound series by Jennifer Ashley. She makes you want to have a big tuff loving shifter of your own.
I also read Hard Mated as part of the Dark and Dangerous, Six-in-One Hot Paranormal Romances Boxed Set.

Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown. Will have his world turned upside down by a little human women and son/cub he never new he had.

Myka, who’d been raised by an abusive stepfather will do anything to protect the little cub and make sure that the wild fighter who is his father will be a good fit. 

Both will learn to protect and love each other and the little cub.

Spike is just so darn sexy. I’ll take a tattoo, harley riding, sexy shifter any day. The story is a fun easy romantic read! Myka is perfect for Spike, they complement each other and their love making was hot and sensual. The world that Jennifer Ashley creates is believable and her shifters are more then just animals they are loving caring beings who will do anything for the ones they deem worthy to love. 

If you have not checked out this series yet. I highly recommend you do!


3.5 Stars ~ The Mating Hunt (Werewolves of Montana #2) by Bonnie Vanak 
The Mating Hunt is book two in Werewolves of Montana series by Bonnie Vanak. With this being book two I did not have any trouble picking up on the world or charactors. The sexual tension between Kyle and Arianna was well done. I liked how Kyle took his time and helped her over come her past trauma.

Arianna has a phobia of sex. As a werewolf it is in their nature to be sexual as well as for them to come into heat. They need sex to alleviate the tension during that time of year.

Kyle also has a difficult past with him being a hybrid (wolf and satyar). He has been a drifter for most his life. Keeping his hybrid status a secret.

Both have difficult past to over come before they can come together.

I like to read series books in order, but this book can be read as a stand a lone. The Mating Hunt was a good read. It did not prompt in wanting to read the rest of the series, but I did enjoy the story line and sexual tension between the leads. We get lots of sexual tension, hot sex later on, a bad wizard, wolf sex as well as satyar and a couple who must both over come their past traumas and hurts to be together.


2.5 Stars ~ Embrace the Dark (The Blood Rose #1) by Caris Roane 

Embrace the Dark is book one in Caris Roane The Blood Rose series. Earth has opened up to many Realms and Abigail has come to Merhaine to open a bakery. With her stepping foot into another Realm and meeting a mastyr vampire has caused her body to change. Gerrod is leader of Merhaine and has been obsessing over Abigial, but keeping his distance for over a year; after all she is only human and can never fulfill his needs. We get a little action, lots of detail on the world and creatures, and a little sex (not so spicy).

Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm was an interesting vampire. Always putting his people first before his needs. He never takes time for himself and Abigail has observed this and feels a need to comfort and make him smile.

Abigail is human a blood rose; which means she produces more blood then her body needs, can eventually turn into a vampire (if she choose to bond with a mastyr), and gets some extra cool gifts. At the time she meets Gerrod she has no idea what she is, but soon leaners why her body is changing.

Will they both fall to temptation and find contentment in each other…

This is my first time reading Caris Roane and I found Embrace the Dark to be an interesting concept. The idea and plot are not bad, but the book was poorly written with some awkward sentences and poor editing in areas. It needed to be longer to get a better feel for the world, supernatural creatures and the battle they are facing. What the author tried to do was paint a vivid picture of the lives of these characters and their worlds with great detail and clarity, but there was just too much story here for the limited amount of words! With all that detail in the begging it’s a little slow going. I also never felt the connection/love between the leads Abigail and Gerrod. It was lacking the hot and spicy feel to me.


5 Stars ~ Assassin’s Touch (Iron Portal #1) by Laurie London
Assassin’s Touch is book one in the Iron Portal series by Laurie London. This is the first time for me reading anything Laurie London and I enjoyed everything! What a fantastic amazing read! From the first sentence I was pulled in until the very end. I loved everything about this book from two separate worlds waring with each other, to the world building, plot and characters.

A successful mix of hot steamy sex, romance and adventure set in two worlds linked by a portal, one which is modern and the other almost medieval in nature. This book follows the story of Rickert, an Iron Guild Warrior and Neyla, a beautiful woman with a Protection-Talent.

Rickert and Neyla are from two different worlds, but fate has a plan for these two that will change there life and others. These two worked well together. They are brilliantly defined. How fate tells them they are meant to be was wonderful and once they hook up the bedroom gets steamy and hot.The writing is rich, descriptive and flows effortlessly. The plot is refreshing and interesting.

Assassin’s Touch had a great balance of everything that I like to keep me interested. We get Action, Adventure, Heart-Ace, and Romance. I will be checking out more books from this author and recommend this series.


4 Stars ~ Shadow Bound (Shadow #1) by Erin Kellison 
This is my first time reading Erin Kellison. Shadow Bound is the first book in her Shadow series. I want to point out that this is no light and fluffy PNR. It’s a slightly darker and edger PNR. I found myself liking it, then having a hard time finishing, then back to I couldn’t put it down. I had such a back and forth; because it’s a darker PNR. Not the light and fluffy stuff I enjoy. Shadow Bound gives us Haunting Love, Loss, Sundered Love, Action and Adventure. The ending was superb! 

I have many thoughts on Shadow Bound
Wow! The world building is exceptional. The fantasy is a darker quality along the lines of gloomy. The author draws us into a world with hopeless situations with just a glimpse of hope here and there to carry use to the next exciting thing. The twists and turns that happen are dramatic.

Erin Kellison put’s here characters through the ringer at almost every turn. The loss that happens in Shadow Bound is heartbreaking. The trills and tribulations Talia and Adam go through are agonizing. The author draws use into there pain and struggles making use feel so much for them and hoping everything works out.

The romance was a little flat between Talia and Adam. Adam is controlling a little to obsessive and Talia comes off fragile, almost needy, and does not seem to stand on her own two feet.

Shadow Bound is an amazing read for fans of the darker PNR. The wording flows, the world building was exceptional, and the characters struggles heart-rending. After reading this book I have to go back to a little light fluffy easy PNR just to clear my mind.

We also get a peak into book 2 Shadow Fall in the Shadow series…


5 Stars ~ Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theartre #3) by Felicity Heaton 
Ever since I read the first book Covet by Felicity E. Heaton I was hooked into this series and looked forward to Antonie’s story.

Heaton knows how to pull her audience into the Vampire Erotic Theatre world and she knows how to write a sex scene. The smut has a real plot and heart to go with it, which I love.

The interaction between Sear and Antione is sizzling and then freezing! Antione has some issues to work through and Sera is determined to help him through it. I loved how they connected and worked out their issues. There is some very tender and sweet moments along the way.

For Snow fans we get to see and learn more about him and Antione. My heart broke for them both and what has made them the vampire aristocrats that they are today. I can’t wait for Snows story.

Heaton also intradoses us to a couple of new male vamps. Callum and Javier’s brothers will be brought into the theater’s inner workings. I can’t wait to learn and see more of these two.

If you are wanting a hot vampire read you need to check out Seduce and the rest of Vampire Erotic Theatre.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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