Sarah - Amazon
Hola amigos! I'm back with another fabu appreciation post for my homie, the one and only, Sarah Brianne! This woman is my mafia queen, and I have read and reread her Made Men series. Seriously minions if you are looking for something a little twisted, sprinkled with a little sexiness, a dash of sweetness and heaping spoonful's of alpha then this is your woman! I have been in love with the Made Men series ever since I read Nero, and I will confess I was wary in the beginning because of the high school scenario, but Sarah not only made it work but it was brilliant. It was the perfect backdrop to the romance side of things, and the character development is just done to perfection and this stays true throughout the series. She sets the scene up perfectly, and it just works well with our characters stories. But guess what? In all honesty I came across Sarah by chance, I saw Nero in my recommended and took a shot and minions.....after the first few pages I was just like....
So naturally falling in love with all the characters, I read all of the Made Men books and stalked Sarah until each one was released. Because Sarah is yet another author who so effortlessly lets you into the lives of the 'background' characters, that you crave more of their story before she's even written it and that is no easy feat. Her writing style is definitely unique, and for this genre it really works. A balance between dark and light, illustrating one cannot exist without the other. And this is beautifully represented through her heroes and heroines. Matches that don't make much sense in the beginning, but then you soon find yourself eagerly tapping the pages away in anticipation. The alphas of this series are the right kind of wrong, a delicious blend of bad, hot and fiercely protective. It's enough to make a girl weak in the knees. And even knowing they're on the wrong side of the law, you just want more of them and every piece Sarah throws us shows another layer to the man underneath. I mean I was all up in this like...
This series is perfect for readers who aren't ready to join the dark side completely, it's great for giving you a taste and easing you in. You'll fall in love with every character, including the ones you think you don't like. The heroines are so strong and endearing, and I guarantee you will relate to them on one level or another. Just like our heroes Sarah give these women layers showing their strength and resilience. It is awe inspiring. Especially with how they embrace our heroes and find ways to accept them for the men they are. I have to say my personal favourites are Nero and Lucca's stories. They are just to die for (no pun intended). Believe me minions the mafia has never looked so damn good, and if you're missing out then get clicking and read!
Sarah - Amazon
Hey minions! So I decided to kick it old skool with a witty post as a lead up to my come back. And I figure Author Appreciation is just what the Jungle needs right, because we wouldn't be here without them and let's be honest I have a lot to say. So I want to start the month with one of my favourite women, Suzanne Wright, the goddess of paranormal romances.
I will confess when Suzanne popped into my recommended list on Kindle, I looked and ignored and always picked something else. One day I thought to myself "Why does she keep cropping up? Look at those reviews, maybe a sneak peak won't hurt..." 5 years later minions and I have read and reread all her work, I follow her religiously and absolutely adore her. I kick myself even now for even judging a book based on its cover, I mean hello that's like book bitch bylaws 101, and Suzanne if you are reading this.....
*Takes moment to collect self*
But despite my poor lapse in judgement I am still honored enough to receive ARCs from Suzanne, and I have to say that giddy excited feeling of opening her emails never lessens. Why? Because I know every book she writes is not only incredible, her writing style, sense of humor and unique characters are unparalleled by far. For me she dominates the adult paranormal genre, and yes minions that is one bold statement, but I guarantee you that you will find no one better. She sucks you into her crazy awesome worlds from the first few pages, you instantly understand her characters are real and raw, and the fact its paranormal is just like the cherry on a delicious sundae.
Now lets talk about the romance aspect....it is fucking brilliant. It is not poetic with all hearts and flowers, its gritty, emotional, sexy and breathtaking. I mean I could go on but I think you're getting the picture. With each couple you're rooting for them from the beginning, you're anxiously tapping the pages on your Kindle waiting for that first move, that explosive kiss and the panty melting sex. You feel every emotion with her characters and this is not an exaggeration. When the mystery rolls into the plotline, you are just as apprehensive. When all hells about to break loose, your heart rates going crazy and you are ready for action. When devastation hits, you actually have to take a moment to collect yourself. When victory has been accomplished, you are smiling like a loon and yes sometimes you may happy seal clap. This is the beauty of the romance in Suzanne's book, because it's there but it is not the bottom line of the story, so much is going on you just cannot pull yourself away. And when it's all over....
So the series? Well I started with her Phoenix Pack series, and I was blown away. That series has grown, has a spin-off and just gets better and better with every book. The great thing with Suzanne is she gives you enough of the 'background' characters that you'll start thinking about their story while reading the main characters, hence why when she releases the next book and it's about the characters you suspected you almost pass out from excitement. This is also true with her Mercury Pack series, Deep In You series, Dark In You and standalones. She has a way of making you crave more, and she picks so nail bitingly good which Alpha males to unleash next. Because if it's not the one you thought, you'll devour what she has released just to get closer to the one you want. Vampires and werewolves have never looked so goddamn good minions, so if you have yet to discover this amazing author follow this damn link and join the movement!
Suzanne Wright - Amazon
When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.
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