Monday, February 15, 2016

Anchored In Stone by Meraki P Lyhne


Author Name: Meraki P. Lyhne

Book Name: Anchored In Stone
Series: Chronicles of an Earned
Book: One

Release Date: November 1st, 2015


Blurb:
The easiest heist in Alex Rhoden’s career is also the most dangerous of all.
As a child, Alex Rhoden’s talent as a thief was recognized by a rich art collector. He has since then been schooled and trained to become one of the best art thieves in the world. While on the easiest heist of his career he finds himself running with the artefact in his possession, followed by an unknown adversary. But they are not the only ones interested in the artefact—so is an ancient race of demigods called Earned. Cornered and out of options, Alex has to make a difficult decision that will turn his life upside down no matter what he chooses.
The young demigod, Kaleb, is reborn into servitude, but he is a freak amongst his own kind—the forbidden unity between an Earned and a witch. Other than finding himself, learning to control his powers, and balance high school as a senior, Kaleb must earn the trust of his pack and family. But Alex is in danger and the young demigod struggles to keep up.

Pages or Words: 373 pages, 106,985 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy



Excerpt:
Alex made his way down the corridors, watching out for the guard. This one he found leafing through a magazine with his feet up and his back turned to the staircase. Alex stopped, breathed in deeply, and let it out slowly, reminding himself that a fat guard’s dumb luck was what caught his cat burglar mentor. No matter how carefully one builds a card house, a gust of wind can bring it all down.
    So Alex took his time and focused all his expertise on getting past this guard as if he were from the agency itself. Finally in the basement, he made his way to the crate, pushed it open, and sought out the stone first. He found it and put it in a bag, which he in turn put in his thigh pocket, before stuffing another bag with whatever his pricey education had told him was worth the most on the black market.
    Happy with his find, he turned, but something seemed to have a hold on the pocket with the stone in. He turned and found himself face to face with a big, mean-looking ghost. He gasped and clasped his left hand over his mouth to catch the scream he couldn’t stop, and clutched the stone with his right.
    And then he ran. He didn’t even care if the guard saw him. He made it past the guard, who was nowhere in sight, and exited through the service entrance.
    Alex didn’t stop until his body threatened to vomit out his heart. He stopped and by sheer exhaustion, his body chose to empty his stomach anyway. He took the stone out and stared at it. It felt almost as if fine electricity danced between it and where it touched his skin.
    “What the hell did you have me steal, Mr. Henry?”

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Meet the author:

Meraki P. Lyhne is a Danish author with a love for the paranormal and space opera. She has been writing space opera since 2007, but paranormal erotic romance is a newer love. Closing the door to her writing-den, she delves into elaborate stories and research ancient religions, mythologies, and arts of the world to be inspired, so she can create new creatures of the paranormal.


Where to find the author:
Twitter: @MerakiPLyhne


Publisher: Extasy Books
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters



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Title:Anchored in Stone 
Author: Meraki P. Lyhne
  Series: Chronicles of Earned, Book #1 
Publisher: EXtasy Books 
Release Date: November 1, 2015 
Genre(s): M/M Romance 
Page Count: 372 
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb:
The easiest heist in Alex Rhoden’s career is also the most dangerous of all. As a child, Alex Rhoden’s talent as a thief was recognized by a rich art collector. He has since then been trained to become one of the best art thieves in the world. While on what should have been the easiest heist of his career, Alex finds himself running with the artifact in his possession, followed by an unknown adversary. But they are not the only ones interested in the artifact—so is an ancient race of demigods called Earned. Cornered and out of options, Alex has to make a difficult decision that will turn his life upside down no matter what he chooses. The young demigod Kaleb is reborn into servitude, but he is a freak amongst his own kind—the forbidden unity between an Earned and a witch. Other than finding himself, learning to control his powers, and balance high school as a senior, Kaleb must earn the trust of his pack and family. But Alex is in danger, and the young demigod struggles to keep up.
“It was clumsy, it was frantic, it was hot, and Kaleb couldn’t get enough. He moaned and stretched to make as much physical contact as possible and bucked in shock of the sudden pleasure as Mickey sneaked his hand between them and grabbed his erection.”

 I don’t normally read fantasy books, so I was a little put off when this book landed on my kindle. But let me just say I’m so glad I read this book!! I loved every single page!!! It was sexy and so much fun!! This book was such an exciting read, with each turn of the page I was sucked deeper and deeper into the story!! Definitely worth the read!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Earning a Ring (More Than A Game, #4) by Kristina Mathews


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EARNING A RING
More Than A Game #4
Kristina Mathews
Releasing on January 19, 2016.
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For Rachel Parker, covering the San Francisco Goliaths is the perfect opportunity to launch her career as a serious reporter. But she didn’t bargain on Bryce Baxter, the team’s star shortstop, tempting her more non-professional aspirations. After tearing up the base paths with him, she finds herself with a little problem, and Bryce might be the only man who can save the game.

Bryce Baxter should be living the dream. His team just won the World Series and he just signed the multi-year contract of his career. But his field of dreams has been overtaken by a fiery redheaded reporter, who’s bearing a news flash that will change both of their lives forever…

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Kristina Mathews doesn't remember a time when she didn't have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn't until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.

While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she's remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books.

Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. A veteran road tripper, amateur renovator and sports fanatic. She hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors and serve as a “Ball Dudette” for the San Francisco Giants.


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“He drank her in as if she was a long, cool drink of water on a hot day.  He needed her.  And the way she pressed against him, running her fingers through his hair and taking him in, she needed him too.”

4 adorable stars!  This book was definitely cute and a lot more tame than what I usually read but I loved every page!!

Bryce Baxter is the star shortstop for the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team.  He’s on a high after winning the world series and signing a huge contract.  The last thing he needs is a woman to come and complicate it, but in walks Rachel Parker.  Rachel has just started working as a sports reporter and she’s given the task to cover SF Goliaths.  She never thought in a million years that while on location she’d meet one of the hottest players and that he’d be interested in her.  Their attraction is instantaneous and the sparks fly.  But when a complication arises that can change both of their lives, what will they do?

This book had a lot of heart and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters.  The storyline was well written and it was hard not to be sucked in!!  While this book is part of a series, this one can be read as a standalone!

**Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.  Read and reviewed by Melissa for Alpha Book Club**