Monday, February 23, 2015

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy 2 - Outlaw Alpha: The Ultimatum Part 4


Title:  Fangs of Anarchy 2--Outlaw Alpha: The Ultimatum Part 4

Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Biker Gangs, Demons, Murder, Mystery
Page Count:  39           
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:


How much trouble can one woman get into? Especially when her favorite past-time is quilting? Well, Freya Ashe is turning out to be an atypical ex-litigating ex-werewolf. There’s the newly turned vampire thing and the murder thing and the going-on-the-lam thing. Oh, and the sex thing with the hot-on-hot Liam McConnell, her new vampire mate. 

And when a terrifying demon drops by and issues a few friendly death threats, Freya discovers just how clueless she’s become, how disconnected to everything and everyone around her. That’s was all those Law & Order marathons will get you. Seems her would-be werewolf mate, Courtland Dodd, is nice and tight with the demon Angus Sweeten. The very pile of nasty Liam has been trying to meet with. And he’s this close. 

With intrigue around every corner and a slew of alleged misdeeds piled on Freya’s slender shoulders, she and Liam better be careful. If you make a deal with a devil like Angus, everyone might go up in flames. 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part four of approximately a five-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asp lode from waiting! 

Review:

This episode of Fangs of Anarchy 2--Outlaw Alpha: The Ultimatum Part 4 picks up in the tavern with Liam being confronted by Cortland and Petra.  Meanwhile, in the woods, Freya is coming face to face with Angus the demon.

Right from the very first scene in this episode the reader just knows that Petra is going to cause all kinds of drama over being humiliated.  Petra is going to try with everything she is to bring someone down with her.

Liam is still playing Courtland and, as a reader, I am on pins and needles hoping his actions don’t come back to bite him in the butt.  Only time will tell and the next episode.

I was so proud of Freya!  She acted nothing like Claire from the previous Fangs of Anarchy book.  Freya didn’t wait around for someone to come and save her, she took action.  Freya is a wonderful heroine and strong female character.

During this episode things really heat up between Liam and Freya.  It becomes hot, hot, and then scorching hot.  There was a little bit of plot movement and a maneuvering of characters, but this episode was really more of a cementing of Liam and Freya’s relationship.  We also see the beginnings of what eternity means to each of them in regards to the other.

As always, Dakota leaves us hanging with a massive plot bomb waiting to explode.  Don’t miss this episode or you will be lost in the next one.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dakota Cassidy, The Accidental Dragon

Releases February 3, 2015
Title:  The Accidental Dragon (Accidentally Paranormal Novel Book 9)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Dragons, Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, Hell, Zombie
Page Count: 304             
ISBN E-Book:  978-1101630266   
Price:  $7.99
Print Book:  978-0425268636
Price:  $11.65
Audio CD: $23.32
Publisher:  Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Firefighter McAllister "Mick" Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend's sister, Tessa. But after twenty-five years of verbal sparring, Mick can't help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire.

Antique-store owner Tessa Preston has loved Mick Malone since she was ten years old—not that she'd ever admit it. Fighting with Mick is the only thing keeping her from an embarrassing romantic confession. But when the sexy firefighter accidentally ingests some ancient dragon scales masquerading as powdered aspirin, Tessa finds herself handling something much hotter than long-simmering sexual tension.

Review:

First, if you are not familiar with the Accidental Series please take note that The Accidental Dragon is Book 9 of the series.  As a reader that likes reading series in order that is what I would suggest, but I know that some people don’t mind reading out of order.  You can read this out of order just be prepared for spoilers from the other books.

Second, run don’t walk to the nearest bookstore and snag your copy as soon as it comes out.  If you are a kindle person then one-click away.  This book was so much more than I expected!

I dare you not to fall in love with these newest additions to the Accidental family.  McAllister (Mick) Malone and Tessa Preston are incredible and handle all the “crazy” with a healthy dose of humor.  Both the hero and heroine are centered and strong, just struggling to make it on their own, each with their own set of heavy baggage.  Mick has been in love with Tessa since they were kids.  Tessa has been in love with Mick since she was a child.  However, they don’t do normal and just talk.  They fight like cats and dogs and now they fight like dragons!

The Accidental Dragon is almost a family reunion of sorts because they have to call on so many different friends to help solve the Dragon mystery.  It has an awesome plot complete with wonderful twists, a snarky, evil Nina, and her badass friends Wanda and Marty.  To my delight, this book brings in previous characters with some slight background, but don’t worry the plot moves forward full speed ahead with constant action and adventure.  You’ll be glued to the story and turning those pages as fast as you can.

Without spoilers, The Accidental Dragon is about friends that become lovers and overcome their tragic pasts that have been holding them back.  Mick and Tessa’s journey is heart-wrenching and beautiful.  Just have some Kleenex nearby.  This story had me crying and laughing.

I love a book with an epilogue because you get to see how the characters you just fell in love with are adjusting to their new lives.  Dakota Cassidy doesn’t disappoint on this front either.

The Accidental Dragon is a wonderful story and I can’t wait to see where the Accidental families end up next!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dakota Cassidy, Fangs of Anarchy 2 - Outlaw Alpha: Fugitives (Part 3)

Title:  Fangs of Anarchy 2 – Outlaw Alpha: Fugitives (Part 3)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Werewolves, Alpha Male, Mystery
Page Count:  41             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Werewolf Freya Ashe—ex-attorney, current quilter—thought things couldn’t get worse after being chosen at the latest mate call by Courtland Dodd, the greasiest, smelliest, dumbest werewolf in forty-nine states. 

Until she’s drugged. And accidentally turned into a vampire. And accused of murder. Aaaand, because she’s clearly won the bad-luck lottery, targeted by a lynch mob. 

With the help of her newly acquired vampire mate, the sexy and surly Liam McConnell, Freya’s on the lam, unable to trust her own foggy memories and desperate to discover who’s got it in for her. But a small-town enemy could be the least of her problems. Especially when someone truly evil comes calling… 

*Author note: Dear readers, this is part three of approximately a five-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asp lode from waiting!


Review:

Part three of Fangs of Anarchy: Fugitives has Freya and Liam on the run.  I’ll try not to spoil anyone’s fun, but the town thinks Freya has done something heinous and she can’t remember what she did or did not do.  Hence, Liam gets them both out of town until they can get to the truth.

Freya is lucky to have her friend Claire and Liam looking out for her.  Claire if you will remember in Fangs of Anarchy 1 really knows how to find trouble and not be able to get out of it without help.  It’s nice to see her nut up and help Freya who finds herself in much the same predicament.

This book episode raised more questions than it answered.  Who committed the heinous act?  Who is trying to frame Freya and why? Why is Liam living so close to the Zone?  What is Liam doing for Courtland Dodd?  Why have they become so close?

Even though there are a lot of unanswered questions, Dakota Cassidy gives us a sneak peek near the end at who might have set up everyone.  We could be in for a couple of major plot twists in the next episode.

Again we are left with the mother of all cliff-hangers.  Hurry up and catch up in this series so you’ll be ready for the next episode! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dakota Cassidy, Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest - Part Four

Title:  Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest – Part Four
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Vampires, Alpha Male, Cop, Murder
Page Count:  66             
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, Inc   
Price:  .99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:


In the conclusion, Spencer Polanski and Larkin McBride are this close (see fingers pressed almost together) to catching a diabolical killer. 

The couple's determined to nab who killed the hunky detective's best friend, and in the process, find a way to make their unusual relationship work. 

But an evil plot, and more murder and mayhem, are just as determined to keep them apart... 
*Author note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded. Second, 
This is part four and the conclusion to a four-part serial. Thank you for joining Spencer and Larkin on their journey!

Review:

This episode picks up after the cliff-hanger in episode three.  Part four is a page-turning, non-stop action thrill ride.  Everything wraps up in this episode.  We find out who the killer is and more trouble ensues for both Spencer and Larkin.

As expected from a Dakota Cassidy book there is witty dialogue and likable characters.  The characters grew on you throughout the episodes.  As a reader, I would have liked to have seen a final wrap up with Ethan and the parents.  Maybe that will be in another book.

I won’t give away spoilers, but there were some discrepancies at a pivotal point in the book.  Even with the discrepancies, this is an episode not to miss.  If you have been following along then you will want to read about Spencer and Larkin’s HEA ending.