Shifting Blood, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my review of:

Shifting Blood, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Blood is the third book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex, Blood, Death, Murder.
Please note that there may be triggers that pertain to you that I might’ve missed.

What’s a girl to do with a little vampire blood in her system?
I’ll tell you.
Take out the big bad evil.


I have more power and control than I thought was possible.
So why doesn’t my pack let me take care of the danger?
They want me to enlist the help of the ancestors.
With a bond as strong as ours, I know they are only trying to keep me safe.
Turns out, their plan was worse than mine.
In order to defeat Ophelia, the witches in the quarter fill me in on how this works.
I’m going to have to give up something precious.
My blood.
Every.
Last.
Drop.

Everything is at stake while Ophelia and Otto grow stronger.
There’s no more time to argue with the pack.
There is no Plan B.
I’m not scared of fae realms or the ancestors. Not even mythical magical stones.
What terrifies me is losing the only loves I’ve ever had.
I’m willing to do anything–for them.
Even if there is a chance I won’t wake up.

*Shifting Blood is the third book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Shifting Blood was one hell of a whirlwind to read and I couldn’t have been happier to read it. I am so happy with the way that things are going, and I absolutely adore that Rose has grown to depend on the guys more, and that she values their thoughts on matters. They’re now truly …. cinq’d. Haah. Puns. …cause there’s 4 guys, and Rose… which makes 5.. and 5 in French is ‘cinq.’ Anyway!

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Mate Tracker series (Books 1 – 3), by Ingrid Seymour | Book Review

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Today on the blog, I have my book reviews of:

The Tracker’s Mate, The Tracker’s Secret, and The Tracker’s Rage, by Ingrid Seymour.

These books are, respectively, the first, second, and third books in the Mate Tracker series.

Unfortunately past-me didn’t take note of any possible triggers.

For the sake of saving time, I’m not going to be posting the synopsis’ for each book. However, feel free to take a perusal at your own leisure. Simply click on either the covers, or the titles listed above, to be sent to their respective GoodReads’ pages.

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Shifting Trust, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Shifting Trust, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Trust is the second book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Fighting, Blood, Anxiety, Anxiety Attack(s).
Please note that there may be other potential triggers that I may have missed.

Foretelling prophecies? Shifter packs? Vampire blood?

How did these words become a part of my life?
It wasn’t long ago they were only tales in legends I used to tell my tour groups.

The morning I wake up surrounded by the four hottest men I’ve ever known, I realize there is no going back to my old life.
They’re my mates. Yes, you read that right.

My mates.

And they’ll do anything to keep me safe and protected.
The way they look at me is enough to make me lose my mind and heart, four times over.

Only, the Crescent City pack can’t slay all the demons for me.
They need my help to take down the biggest evil in town.
I need theirs to understand my past and my destiny.

But there are other worlds that exist.
Worlds that threaten to tear me from my fated mates and sever what matters to us the most.
I won’t stop until I have the truth.

What I learn on the other side of the veil could destroy everyone I love.
I’ll fight with every last breath to hold on to the future I’ve been promised.

*Shifting Trust is the second book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Can I just say that I am overjoyed with how Shifting Trust turned out..? Because I am. I totally am.

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Dragon Fated, by River King | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Dragon Fated, by River King.

Dragon Fated is the first book in the Call of Ancient Magic series.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Stalking mention, Murder mention.
Please note that there may be triggers that I may have missed.

I’m a magical protector for hire, a half-fae used to killing goblins and big, ugly trolls.

But there’s something more sinister stalking this dragon, and the Council has hired me to figure out who. Except the dragon doesn’t exactly want my help. He figures a half-fae like me isn’t up to the challenge.

But I figure his sexy ass needs someone who can look at things a bit differently. Someone who doesn’t play the politics game.

Someone who can’t be bought.

Because this job isn’t for the faint of heart. One wrong step, and we might both be killed. And trust me, it’s effing hard to kill a half-fae who doesn’t want to die.

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Shifting Fates, by Meredith Clarke | Book Review

Hello, and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Shifting Fates, by Meredith Clarke.

Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Wolves series.

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Rape mention, Blood, Sex Scenes, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks

Here’s the thing, I need you to believe monsters are real.

But ask me that question, and I’ll tell you the truth. No, it’s not possible. The more believers out there, though, the busier I am at night booking walking ghost tours in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I like giving tours, love them actually. I was born to do this—well, I thought I was until I met him. Now everything I thought I knew has changed.

It was a normal tour, like all the rest, except Spencer isn’t like anyone I’ve ever met. How am I supposed to resist those sapphire blue eyes and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen? I mentioned he’s hot, right? And it’s not just him. He has three friends. Three men who look at me like I am the sun and the moon.

Just because Spencer saves me from a man whose speed is lightning fast and claims he and his pack mates have been looking for me doesn’t mean I should fall for them, does it? The temptation to give in to their suggestions is hard to resist. Maybe too hard.

Maybe I wasn’t meant to point out tombstones and landmarks. Maybe there is something to the prophecy Spencer’s pack talks about.

Maybe I don’t know sh*t about monsters after all.
But now I believe in them.

*Shifting Fates is the first book in the Crescent City Witch series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love a badass heroine, hot alpha wolf shifters, and mystery and action, then this series is for you!*

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Truly, I loved Shifting Fates. There’s just enough action in the plot to make it worth the while to read the story, and on top of that the main character, Rose, is completely badass. She doesn’t know she has powers (something else that is very interesting in my opinion, I love with stories have that trope), and her coming into her powers was great to read. 

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Spotted Her First, by Emma Dean | Book Review

Hello, and welcome to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Spotted Her First, by Emma Dean.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Kidnapping, stalking, fighting, sex scenes, death, mentions of deaths of loved ones (parents, siblings), pregnancy mention, car accident, gun usage, knife violence, hospital visit (where in the MC was asked if she harmed herself).

Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please.

Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her life, telling her she’s wanted by a demon and a witch for her pharaoh’s blood. She just didn’t realize how much they would take over her life in the name of protecting her.

Piper is overwhelmed by the paranormal world and everything in it, including the fact that somehow all three of these guys are her mates. She has two weeks to find a way out of a demon contract and figure out how she’s going to deal with all three of these domineering shifters in her life and in her apartment. Will Piper be able to save herself and the pride she’s grown attached to before it’s too late?

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Starting off this review with this bold statement: I absolutely loved Spotted Her First.

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Outfoxed, by Skye Cavanagh | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Outfoxed, by Skye Cavanagh.

Trigger Warnings: Fighting, Blood, *lots of* Sex Scenes, Drugging, Kidnapping, and Murder.
Please note that there may be possible triggers that I’ve missed.

Little fox shifter in a big bad wolf’s world.

My day started like every other day, my colleagues laughing at the tiny fox while I took down a red cap twice my size. It ended with an undercover job with three incredibly hot guys who are now my fake husbands.

This was the stuff of dreams. If the job went well I’d get a promotion and the big undercover jobs would become my norm. Except things never go quite to plan do they?

We were supposed to watch the pack dealing in a deadly and highly illegal drug. Except I spotted something else, something much bigger and more far reaching. Soon we were pulled into the fae courts, the elite dragon houses, and worse; there might be ties to the agency I’d dreamt of working for since I was a little girl.

Time to show the world just how well this tiny fox kicks ass.

This is a standalone reverse harem romance with fake relationships, three smoking hot shifter guys, and a tiny fox heroine with a point to prove.

 
 

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Let’s start off with mentioning that there quite a few sex scenes within Outfoxed. For real. And the last sex scene in the book (pretty much the end scene to this first novel) is one big incredibly detailed and unnessecarily descriptive sex scene that I honestly skimmed over. Now…I’m all for sex scenes in books. However, the last one that I’m mentioning was too much for me. Yikes. 

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Lost, by M. Sinclair | Book Review

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today I have my book review of:

Lost, by M. Sinclair.

Lost is the first book in the Silver Frost University series.

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Abuse, Abuse Flash Backs, Harassment, Mentions of Sexual Abuse, Mentions of Physical Abuse, Mentions of Emotional Abuse.

Note that there may be triggers that I’ve missed, or forgotten.

Broken alphas. A lost wolf. A fate she never expected.

Silver Falls University. There was no reason for a female bitten wolf like myself to be here. More so, there was no reason that someone who grew up as poor as I did, in an overcrowded pack house in the South side of Chicago, should be making her way up north to one of the most prestigious supernatural universities in the country.
I truly had no idea what to expect. Something that was my own fault. I didn’t exactly have a lot of experience with anyone or anything. Sheltered was an understatement, except to the darkness that came with struggling to survive cruel bullying and an incurable loneliness that had formed the woman I was today.
The place I had grown up, never felt like home. No one had ever felt like home.
Well, until I meet a man on the way to campus. A man that had me feeling so completely comfortable yet confused and overwhelmed. There had to be something wrong with me, right? This wasn’t normal. Then again, I should have realized that nothing about my life moving forward would be normal.
I just didn’t realize how much was in store for me.

Join Effie Harlow on her journey at Silver Falls University, where she begins to realize that something about her is different. This reverse harem paranormal romance features five protective and possessive wolf shifters that are bound and determined to keep Effie by their side, no matter what. To prove to her that she is so much more than anyone had ever tried to tell her she was. Will they be able to convince her of her place at Silver Falls and in their life? Or will Effie get lost in the university crowds like she did back home? Find out in this first installment of the Silver Falls University Series. Lost is the 1st book in the Silver Falls University out of 5.

Warning: This PNR University style RH will contain swearing, adult sexual content +18, elements of PTSD and prior abuse, violence, and additional darker themes.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Mave Fortune, by Elizabeth Dear | Book Review

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today I have my book review of:

Mave Fortune, by Elizabeth Dear.

Mave Fortune is the first book in the Blackstone Academy series.

Trigger Warnings include: Sexism, Homophobia, Bullying, Partner abuse, Manipulation, Drugging, Kidnapping, Beating/Torture, Fighting, Blood, Gun Shot, Stabbing, Underage drinking, and sexual content.

Please note that there may have been a few possible triggers that I may have missed.

When my family left our small, ultra-conservative pack back in Utah to join a giant pack in Northwest Louisiana, I thought I’d be able to coast through my last year of high school in semi-anonymity, then get the fuck away from wolf pack politics and just live my life for awhile. But the Moon decided to prolong my torture by placing my fated mate in front of my face on my first day at Blackstone Academy. He’s the Alpha’s son and king of a school crawling with shifters, and it turns out he doesn’t care to be saddled with a Moon-chosen mate who he thinks is a nobody-omega wolf.

When he rejects me in front of every shifter in school, I vow to harden my heart, become impervious to the constant, deep hurt of the rejection, and figure out how to be the first wolf in known history to shake the taint of a rejected fated mate bond.

I’m also becoming closer to a new student—a smoking hot and intriguing human, who I can’t manage to scare off even with the drama that surrounds me and the poisonous pack politics that I can’t seem to escape. I can’t even tell him what’s really going on, but I think he’s keeping secrets from me, too.

I’m Mave Fortune, and my mate threw me out like yesterday’s garbage. But fuck that guy.

This is a new adult, M/F rejected mates standalone story. It is intended for the 18+ crowd and contains foul language, some mild violence, and sexual scenes. If you’re a fan of upper YA/NA, wolf shifters, academy romances and the tropes associated with each, dive right in!

Let me start off this book review by saying that while I was interested in reading the story, I had a huge inkling that Mave Fortune was going to be a tough read.

And boy was I wrong. I read and ended up loving Mave Fortune and her story.

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Van Helsing Rising, by Helen Scott | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on my blog I have my book review of:

Van Helsing Rising, by Helen Scott.

Van Helsing Rising is the first book in the Immortal Hunters MC series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Abuse, Abuse from parent, Child Abandonment, Alcoholism / Alcoholic parent mention, Kidnapping, Abusive (past) partner mention, Fighting, Blood, Sexual Scenes, Drugging, Torture mention.

Please note that there are possibly more triggers within Van Helsing Rising that I may have missed.

I am an experiment, data to be collected, nothing but a number.

At least that was how my life had been until I was rescued by the most unlikely group of men.

Rescued might be too strong a word though.

The men of the Immortal Hunters Motorcycle Club aren’t exactly friendly. And when I find myself locked in a cage, yet again, I begin to question their intentions. They aren’t a regular MC though. Yes, they are heartless, merciless, violent, chaotic… but it’s all in the name of saving humans from supernaturals.

These men are tortured, each one stuck living with the demons of their pasts, and some of the sexiest men I’ve ever seen. Even if they are a little psychotic.

I can’t get attached though. Not when my life is on the line. And definitely not when I find out that I might be more dangerous than all of them combined.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Van Helsing Rising was a good story–I’ll give it that. The story overall was one that I enjoyed, and there’s nothing about the book or the story that I would complain about. Which is great.

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