Lords Of The Were (Tales Of The Were #1) by Bianca D’Arc


March 16, 2015
Liefde Press
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Yes, I know I am still mostly comfort reading my go to books but with everything I have learned about grief and parenthood, this could very well be the case for the rest of my life but that is something I will touch on in a blog post on my other blog. Besides Lords Of The Were is very worth revisiting from time to time. I mean, come on, you get hot identical twins who change into wolves and a priestess who is willing to do what ever her twins ask her to do (we will address this more in depth in the heat rating 😊) except sit at home meekly waiting for them while they are out fighting the good fight with eclectic mix of allies. She wants to be out there kicking ass to and she is a real bad ass when she vanquishes the bad guys or heals a friend will rescuing a new friend.

Well I guess it is obvious what rating I am giving this book since it only took me a paragraph to tell you how much I love the story line in Lords Of The Were. With this story is somewhere near the top of my favorites list it is a good thing it is the e-book version, since I have read it so many times that if it were a book, I would be replacing it after reading it to death. I highly recommend at least giving it one read through, as for me, I will undoubtedly read it again in the future, especially as it is one of my go to comfort books. And as we all know a good comfort book is way better than comfort food any day.

Anyone looking for a hot steamy handcuffing to the bed good time? Or how about a round of hot steamy kitchen fun? Well, Lords Of The Were delivers on both but not so graphically that it is book porn that takes up several chapters and dominating the whole story or that needs a cold shower before continuing the story. In other words, it was tastefully written and did not take away from the overall story line.

Book Cover 
I was unsure about this cover because I just don’t feel like the female model matches the description of Allie. But I did go and look for the other covers that are connected to Lords Of The Were and found one on Goodreads that looks like it is a perfect fit for the descriptions of the characters. It got me thinking that is they took the models from the cover on Goodreads and the background from the one that came with my version of the book and combined them you would get a cover that was almost a perfect fit.

Book’s Blurb
Allie is about to discover a heritage of power…and blood…werecreatures, magic, and a misguided vampire who wants to kill two men who could be the loves of her life.

Allie was adopted. She had always known it, but when a mysterious older woman shows up and invites her to learn about her birth family, things take a turn for the odd.

Then Allie meets the Lords. Twin Alpha werewolves who rule over all North American werecreatures, Rafe and Tim may look exactly alike, but Allie can tell them apart from the moment they first meet. She’s not sure what to think when they both want to claim her as their mate.

They are dominant, sexy, and all too ready to play games of the most delicious kind with her, but when a rogue vampire threatens her safety, they jump to her defense. It will take all of them working together, to stop the evil that has invaded their territory. Can they trust in each other and the power of their new love to prevail? Or will an ancient enemy win the day and usher evil incarnate back into the world?

Note: This story is a menage. It was first published in 2006 with a different cover and ISBN number. It has undergone light editing for this re-release.

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A Warrior’s Heart (Gift of the Acients #1) by Bianca D’Arc


June 15, 2010
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Paranormal Romance
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I could say A Warrior’s Heart is your typical mundane little sister falls for big brother’s best friend story or even your typical every day military romance but if that were true I probably would not have finished the book the first time I ever read it. Thankfully this story is even better than the mundane and I would be hard pressed to find one this engrossing that I stick with it over and over again even with how many times I have read it.

Casey’s heart is so invested in Hal that I seriously doubt there would ever be a committed long-term relationship with anyone else, so why she seemed reluctant or nervous about it when that door opened was kind of surprising. Then again, one could argue that the male alpha vibe that he is sending out is over whelming and enough to make any woman nervous, but the things is, I don’t think Hal was coming on all that strong to make her take a step back but she almost did.

Because of the way A Warrior’s Heart is written I need to be really careful about how detail I share about what I enjoyed because saying to much will give a lot away and I really want you to read the story and judge for yourselves if it’s a good book or not. I do want the author to know that I not only loved the bedroom scenes I really loved the Dolphins, that was truly an amazingly cool scene. I do think more could have gone into one of the scenes with Casey’s brother and I really think Jeeves is my favorite side character. The story is well edited so there were no bumps in the road to throw off the flow and my only note was and I quote “I wish there was a book 2 in the series’.

Book Cover Rating
The cover is nothing to get excited about and I didn’t really look at the newer cover because this is the cover that came with the edition of A Warrior’s Heart that I own so this is the one I will rate. The cover maybe bland but what’s inside is anything but.

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb is what originally sold me on this book however once you are in the story you will find somethings weren’t played out like you would expect in the larger scheme of the story line.

Book’s Blurb
Hal’s best-friend status with Casey’s brother always meant that the one woman he wants is strictly off limits. But now that he’s back from a harrowing mission in the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon, all bets are off. The strangely mystical experience left him and his Special Forces team with a new appreciation for life—and strange new abilities they are only beginning to understand.

Casey never thought she’d have a shot with the strong, silent Green Beret. Something about him has changed, though, and old feelings have risen up, demanding an answer. And her answer is an unequivocal yes. Now, to break the news to her brother and hope it doesn’t come to blows.

Her brother’s reaction becomes the least of her worries when Hal singlehandedly stops a car from running her down, then falls into her arms, weak from some kind of strange reaction. Whatever went down in Iraq has changed Hal and made him a target of foreign agents who’ve found his one vulnerability…Casey.