Review: Queen’s Wings (Emerging Queen, Book 1) by Jamie K. Schmidt

queen's wingsReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

This story is told in the first person. If you’re are on that is on the fence whether you want to try this book because it is told in the first person, please give it a try. You just might surprise yourself. One thing that is different about this book is that each chapter starts with a dragon rule.

There are dragons in New England – who knew! I’ll have to take a better look at my neighbors. Carolyn Donovan hears a song in her head by one of my favorite groups. If you like to listen to music as you read, you might want to play yourself some Queen. Carolyn knows what she is but has a hard time convincing anyone else.

Reed and Jack come to where Carolyn works. Jack is an experience to savor – and I’m not going to give you any hints. But if you need a reference – I can picture him with a very sexy drawl. If you want an actor reference – I think of him as Johnny Depp. There was one scene between Carolyn and Jack that had me glad that there was a strong breeze coming through the window. Reed to seems to be a man that broods a lot. But he also knows how to protect.

This was a very addicting book. With the descriptions Jamie uses, you will have no trouble picturing everything as each scene unfolds. I was happy that there was a thundershower going on at the time. The computer stayed off and I could get lost in this book. I was also glad that my dad watches TV with headphones on – I could laugh in peace. There are a lot of references that you may recognize and there was one that I hope I didn’t misinterpret. If I’m not mistaken there’s a reference to the Brady Bunch – you’ll just have to read the book and see if you can find it. It was a truly mesmerizing tale.

The only reason I gave this a rating of 4 ½ is because I want to enjoy the rest of the series. And then once the series is complete, and if the other books are as great as this one I can give the group a rating of 5. If you are a paranormal junkie then this is a book for you. If you were planning on traveling, depending on what your destination is, I would take this book with you.

Rating: ★★★★½

Buy: The Queen’s Wings: The Emerging Queens (Entangled Edge)

Review: Surrender (The Entwined Series, Volume III)

surrenderReview by Lynn Reynolds

This may be the type of book that you have not read before.  But I warn you; unless you have no feelings these stories are going to get your juices flowing – and possibly other things as well.  And even your partner may benefit.  You may want to read in bed, or other comfortable spots, but be careful whom you sit next to if you dare to read this in public.

Because this book is interactive you can decide which order you want to read the four stories.  You will be able to go back to the story at any time and change your path so you may never read it the same way twice.  Each journey is told by a different author.  If you want to be vanilla, you can read each tale in order but why not be adventurous and mix things up.

This book’s main character is Kate Sorentella and her fiancé; Barry doesn’t seem to excite her any more.  Then this tale gets interesting because you have a chance to go on four different adventures to find out what happens between them.  And they live next to a hunky neighbor, Jack – need I say more.

For me, I decided to be different and not start with the first author.  I decided that I was going to be adventurous and started with Down the Rabbit Hole by Lissa Trevor.  This is not a story for the shy type – it is erotic after all.  I found that I made the perfect choice for my first read.  And this is definitely not a story for when you are out in public – it is beyond hot!

Our author gives the reader a very interesting ending.  But the only disappointment is that it came too soon.  Depending on the amount of time you have to read during your day, you can certainly read more than one book.  Or if you want to take your time and tease your senses, you could read one adventure a day.

So once you get to Lissa’s ending, you can decide if you want to go to the very end of the book or go back to the Table of Contents and pick your next adventure.  I decided to pick another author.  I chose Watching Kate by Nik Flandrè.

One thing each story will have in common is the BDSM theme.  And also certain names will stay the same so that each story flows from the first chapter.  The sex scenes are hot as well as graphic but not disgustingly so.  Just enough to give you dream material for months to come.

Nik’s story made me glad that I was reading it during the winter – can you imagine my electric bill if it was the summertime?  This tale, in my opinion, was longer than Lissa’s but it is just as good.  Now you’ve finished your second story, what are you going to decide is your next step?  I hope that you will read all four stories before deciding that you have reached the end.

When you have finally come to that end, make sure to read the Acknowledgements from the authors, information on Coliloquy, and About the Author.  If you’ve never read these authors before why not find out more about them.  You may then decide that you want to see what else they may have written.  You may also decide that you want to check out more of what Coliloquy has to offer.  I hope you enjoy this third book in the Entwined Series as much as I did.  This is a book that you get your money’s worth.

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: Surrender, The Entwined Series: #3