Review: Hard as a Rock & Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Paranormal Protection Agency, #1 & #2) by Mina Carter

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Hard as a RockHard As A Rock

Paranormal Protection Agency #1

by Mina Carter

Genre(s): BBW, M/F, Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter’s

Published: September 11th 2011 by Blue Hedgehog Press

Pages: 24

Source: Bought

Buy Links: AmazonB&N – Goodreads

Iliona’s had a rough day, so the last thing she wants is a whiny ex on her doorstep throwing accusations about which of her co-workers she’s screwing. When he starts throwing punches and one of her hunky gargoyle co-workers rushes to her rescue, Iliona is more interested in what exactly he’s been doing on the ledge outside her bedroom window…and whether he’s interested in more than watching… 


Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBetween a Rock and a Hard Place

Paranormal Protection Agency #2

by Mina Carter

Genre(s): BBW, M/F/M, Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter’s

Published 2013 by Blue Hedgehog Press

Pages: 29

Source: Bought

Buy Links: AmazonB&N – Goodreads

There’s nothing like a bit of Gargoyle lovin’… Unless it’s double the lovin’

Iliona is used to dealing with all kinds of paranormals thanks to her job with the Paranormal Protection Agency. Even so, an office break in by a banshee nearly has her heading for the pearly gates, and she needs a little ‘me time’ with her live-in, live on the building lover, a gargoyle named Cal.

But Cal’s got some plans of his own. Plans that involve Iliona, a candle-lit room and some up close and personal time with himself and his ‘twin’ Granite.

Two sets of hands, two ridged tongues, two hot bodies…Being caught between a rock and a hard place has never been so hot.



~ 3 Stars For Both ~

Hard As A Rock is a short story that gets down and dirty quickly with our characters. 

Had I picked this book up first I probably wouldn’t have continued with the PPA series. I usually don’t enjoy such fast-past, no plot reads, that go directly into the sex, but this was an enjoyable read. We do get a little introduction into the world, but we focus on Iliona who is a strong independent women and Cal her hunky gargoyle co-worker. The sex is sensual, hot, and heavy. 


Between a Rock and a Hard Place is a continuation of the couple in book one Cal and Iliona, but we add Cal’s twin brother Gran into the mix.

It’s a short quick read focusing on the sex which is hot, dirty, sensual with some m/f/m. We don’t get a plot, but we do get a little information about the world. I usually don’t enjoy such fast-past, no plot reads, but this was an enjoyable read. 

Some of the books in the PPA series are short stories like this, while others are much fuller.
*Disclaimer: I purchased this book for my own consumption. I was not given any type of copy for a review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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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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