Review: Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Box Set

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Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Box Set

Parnormal Roamnce – Anthologies

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Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare… 

Featuring the bad boy heroes of: 

BODYGUARD (Shifters Unbound #2.5) by Jennifer Ashley
Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed attacker by a Kodiak bear who shifts into a tight-bodied, naked human male. Ronan takes Elizabeth to Shiftertown, becoming her 24/7 bodyguard. The mateless Ronan has adopted a houseful of orphaned Shifters–having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth is touched by his protectiveness. Ronan only wants to keep Elizabeth safe, but the sassy woman is triggering his long-buried need to mate. 

He’s a warrior, hardened by years of protecting his town from vampire attack. She’s a garden witch who sees the world in shades of sunshine and delight. Opposites don’t only attract, they go supernova in this sizzling tale of magic and mayhem. 

BEWITCH by Felicity Heaton 
A vampire with a bloodstained past and a soul tainted with darkness, Payne is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld reawakens long denied hungers and tempts him with pleasure. When one incredible night of fulfilling their fantasies leads to more than just keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever? 

DARKNESS FALLS by Erin Kellison 
Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness. 

ROGUE’S PASSION by Laurie London 
Blaming himself for the death of a friend, Iron Guild warrior Asher Kane vows to bring those responsible to justice. After he’s hurt on a mission and nursed back to health by a beautiful yet mysterious woman with special psychic abilities, this dangerously sexy bad-boy finds himself falling for her…even as he struggles to stay away. But stalking them on the streets of New Seattle is a cruel and vengeful evil—one that threatens to destroy them both… 

Alex’s mission: Kill the hellhounds that have invaded earth and return to his home in the Beyond. But from the start, things go horribly wrong. The hounds are cunning and a human female witnesses their attack—she intervenes and saves Alex’s life. Now he must keep the alluring Lilly alive while fighting his desire for her. When passion flares, Alex risks all to protect her and defend the forbidden life he craves. 

THE MATING HEAT by Bonnie Vanak 
Werewolf Kara Mitchell fled with her brother Aiden to Montana after their alpha father punished her for kissing sexy omega werewolf Ryder Carrington. Left scarred by her father’s cruelty, Kara believes no one can love her. After killing his alpha to save the pack, Ryder now rules, but needs a mate. His blood runs hot for Kara. Ryder will do anything to claim her, even risk an all-out pack war that could cost them everything…

TRAPPED by Caris Roane 
Mastyr Vampire Zephyr, a one-man fighting force, struggles to save the life of a woman who despises his warrior ways. She’s been a thorn in his side, but he has one goal: to keep her safe. For Alesia, however, she just wishes he’d leave her alone since she can never approve of his profession. She broke up with him months ago and wants to start a new life. The trouble is, he’s still the one man who can curl her toes.

~ 4 Dark and Deadly Stars ~ 

This is a fabulous box set with a verity of PNR from light to dark to erotica.  Something for everyone! Super bargain deal! 8 books and we get shifters, fae, vampires, and werewolves.       

My favorite’s in this set are Bodyguard, Bewitch, and Alejandro’s Sorceress.

My Review On Each Book

12604939~ 5 Stars ~ Bodyguard is #2.5 in Jennifer Ashley Shifters Unbound series. Each novella can be read only, but they fit perfectly in the book series. I get goosebumps every time I read Bodyguard. It is my favorite novella next to Hard Mated in the Shifter Unbound series. I just want a sexy lovable bear shifter all too myself.

Jennifer Ashely knows how to write a story. The written flows, the characters are interesting, and the world building is exquisite. She knows how to pull you into her world and shows you that shifters have much more power then humans believe. The mate-bond is explained remarkably well. The Romance between Elizabeth and Ronan is sweet and there love making is sensual.

I just want to eat Ronan up. He is delicious and oh so caring! He adopted a bunch of cubs that have had traumatic experiences and are facing problems like Cherie with her PTSD, Rebecca’s PMS, and the boys Olaf and Scott’s night terror dreams. He knows just want to do to help each one out and makes a loving and caring home for them.

Olaf is adorable! When he is introduced you can’t help but fall in love with this cub. I just love seeing him and how he attaches himself to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is cautious and does not trust easily, but when she meets Ronan he knows just what to do to break down her walls. Experience has taught her you don’t trust anyone for any reason. People will turn on you once they are done with your problems. She longs for security and safety.

I recommend picking up Shifters Unbound series. The novellas are heartwarming and easy to read. We are introduced to shifters of all kinds in this series, we get heartwarming romances, and a little action. It’s a fun light romance read!

13071132~ 4 Stars ~ Alejandro’s Sorceress clearly takes place in the world of the Warriors of Poseidon series, since it has some of the same Atlantans within the book. I have only read book one Atlantis Rising, but have the rest on my list to read. Alejandro’s Sorceress is not a hard book to get into even if you have not read the series yet. It clearly stands on its own. I was laughing, smiling, and have a blast reading this story!

The romance is fast paced, but cute. I prefer to spend more time with a couple, but the humor that Ms. Day added to this story drew me away from it being an insta-love. Rose, the garden witch was a great character. I enjoyed her strength, the crazy family she has, and that she takes no crap from an alpha male. Alejandro, a P-Cop was a fun character. He is alpha, cares about his friends, and wants to protect. I enjoyed seeing him get all alpha when his Atlantan friends show up. The epilogue was great. It had me smiling for the couple. I also liked the little peek we get into the Atlantis world.

Alejandro’s Sorceress is part of the Dark and Deadly box set. This was a fun, humors, and sweet romance. We have magic and fate. With a weird witch family and some hot Atlantans making an appearances. I had a smile on my face throughout this story!

book-bewitch~ 5 Stars ~ Felicity E. Heaton put a spell on me. I could not put this book down. From the very first page I was hooked until the last page. I have been waiting to learn about Payne from the moment he was introduced to us in Seduce .

Payne is one of the newer vampires to the Theatre. There is lots of mystery around him and his past. He sets out to help his fellow vamp family venturing into the fae world looking for a specific witch that might be able to help. I liked that we moved outside the Theatre and into the supernatural world. Payne eventually finds Elissa who is in need of help. She knows where to find what he needs for his friends. Elissa is perfect for Payne. I enjoy when the characters complement each other, help each other over come issues and grow into a meaningful relationship. Both of them get something unexpected from their bargain and we are taken into a sexy tale immersed in healing and discovery.

Bewitch has a little light BDSM. I enjoyed the journey Payne and Elissa go on and by the end they both find what they need in each other. It is a sweet emotional love story full of sexual tension and sexual release. Ms. Heaton never fails to deliver in the heat department. I just loved both Payne and Elissa. They are my favorite couple in this series so far.

I can’t wait to read Unleash. We finally get Snow’s HEA.

book-darknessfalls~ 3.5 Stars ~ Darkness Falls is book one in the Reveler series by Erin Kellison. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m not a big fan of things that do with the mind, dreaming, and/or time travel. I always feel there is to much to take in and to many options.

Darkness Falls is about dreaming, living a life within your dreams. It’s a shot read, but not an easy one. I had a hard time following the world at times, eventually I got use to it and some things flowed even though I did not have a complete grasp of what went on. Things will probably become more clearer as the series progresses. The characters are interesting. Malcolm is a character you want to root for and Jordan has a impious sense of humor. Their is some heavy flirting, a sex scene or two and an element of danger. The ending leaves you with some unanswered questions and a feeling that you need to read on to complete the story.

Darkness Falls is part of the Dark and Deadly box set, but also can be picked up solo. I went back and forth on Darkness Falls between liking it and not, but by the end I felt it was a good read. I would like to see what happens in book two, but it’s not a story I felt I could read again over and over.

19329367~ 4 Stars ~ Rogue’s Passion is book two in the Iron Portal series by Laurie London. It takes place slightly after Assassin’s Touch ended. Asher had lost a dear friend and he is seeking revenge. I was a little disappointed in this book, I enjoyed it, but not as much as Assassin’s Touch.

Olivea, is a Healer-Talent and has kept under the raider of the militant forces that want to use all Talent’s wither they want to go or not. I felt her talent never got used to it’s full potential. Asher, an Iron Guild warrior. Asher is attractive, has no talent, and is not looking for a permeant relationship. I liked the softer side that we got to see of him.

Olivia and Asher had good chemistry with each other. They played their roles well. We do get some pretty yummy scene’s between Asher and Olivea. I enjoyed Asher’s dominance. The ”finger” action was unexpected and something you usually don’t see.

The world building was ok! Could have been better. I miss the other realm that the Portal’s lead too. We really don’t get much of the Iron Guild’s world in this book like we did in Assassin’s Touch. The interaction between the characters was enjoyable. Rickert and Neyla do make an appearance and we learn something about them. I liked Rand as a secondary character he brought us some perspective. Their is a little action, but not as much as I would have liked.

Overall, Rogue’s Passion was an enjoyable read. It is part of the Dark and Deadly box set. I’m interested to see what takes place next in the Iron Portal series.

book-forbiddenlife~ 2.4 Stars ~ The Forbidden Life of Alex Moore: This is my first experience with Erin Quinn. I’m not really sure about this one. After some research I found out that this is or seems to be the prequel or maybe in-between The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love and The Three Fates of Ryan Love in the Beyond series. The novella is not really clear on where it stands.

This is a short novella about change/evolution. Alex and Lilly were ok, but the thing that kept me reading was the hellhounds and dogs, they made the story interesting. We do have a little action and some love making. I did not feel the connection between Alex and Lilly and they hoped into bed way to fast for my liking. I also had trouble following the world. I was unsure as to what the characters where human/alien/something else. I eventually got it, but would have liked more development in characters and the world.

The Forbidden Life of Alex Moore is part of the Dark and Deadly box set. It was an ok read. It did not entice me to pick up the series.

book-matingheat~ 3 Stars ~ The Mating Heat is a prequel to the Werewolves of Montana series. This is a nice quick read about overcoming scars from the past and embracing love and hope for the future. Insta-love storyline. We get a taste of the world of the Werewolves of Montana, but the world is not fully developed.

Both Ryder and Kara as well as the whole pack where damaged by their previous Alpha. They are friends who turn into lovers. Ryder has always know from that one kiss that he shared with Kara that she was special and no other would do. In the story Ryder goes back and forth between wanting to take Kara and wanting to woo her. As the story progressed he saw how much damage her father did to her emotional/physically, that the only thing he forced her to do was face the pack with her damaged face, so that she could see that the pack accepts her as she is and that she is and always will be the heart of the pack (the glue that kept them going).

The Mating Heat is part of the Dark and Deadly box set. It was a nice quick PNR read into the Werewolves of Montana series. I enjoyed it.

20710337~ 2.5 Stars ~ Trapped is a quick short read set in The Blood Rose series by Caris Roane. Probably best to read The Blood Rose Tales only if you have read the rest of the series first. You only get a taste of the world and you may have some questions otherwise.

Alesia and Zephyr know each other and had a previous relationship, so the relationship did not have to be built from the begging which helped since the book was so short. I got frustrated with Alesia ’s view point on the wraith’s and her inability to see what Zephyr goes through as a warrior protecting the realm. They both did some growing in their view points and found a true compromise in the end.

Trapped is part of the Dark and Deadly box set. It’s a quick short read with some action, hot romance and a fascinating world. Recommend reading The Blood Rose series first.

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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