Thursday, January 2, 2020

Missing in Action

Hello Readers!

I hope that everyone had a Magical Christmas & a Happy New Year! 
Unfortunately, I have been missing in action for the past while and it is a very long story but I am sorry for the inconvenience and I am going to give a few highlights of the reason why.

For the past 3 years, my family and I have been looking for some family land to put mobile homes on (we lost our previous home). Needless to say, 3 years is a bit much but various setbacks kept getting in the way so we pretty much moved several places across 4 states. My parents finally decided they wanted to come back close to where we previously lived and last January, they found a piece of property, only we got rooked and found out after we bought it that they wouldn't let us put mobile homes there. When we finally found another piece, we'll let's just say that there is a lot of red tape and hoops to jump through to get the permits (flood zone, our houses are over 5 feet in air). Down to the crunch money wise and I got kicked out of where I was staying and had to move out in 2 days into my mobile home without electricity and water. During the move, it was raining and so I have been very sick, while trying to get the house in (Christmas??? sorry it got skipped) I finally have electricity (internet) & water (still no hot water though).

I will spend this month, catching up and writing reviews and posting them on all the sites (Goodreads, Amazon, etc...) as soon as possible. After that, then I will get the posts worked up and hopefully I will begin posting again on February 1, 2020 here, on my BookLikes page and my Facebook page. 

I am so sorry and I hope to share lots of amazing books with you this coming year!

Stormy Vixen

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Release Review! Nevermore (Raven Crawford #2) J.C. McKenzie!

I decided to pay Raven Crawford a visit, you know, just find out how she is doing since that wicked confrontation with Queen Lloth and boy am I glad I checked in because Raven has just found out that the confrontation has some unexpected and unfortunate consequences as if her love life being a hot mess, isn't enough! Enjoy and don't forget to add NEVERMORE - the second book in the Raven Crawford series by J.C. McKenzie to your shelves!

Rundown waitress, part-time private investigator, and half-fae shifter, Raven Crawford, always gets the opposite of what she wants most. She works two jobs but can’t pay the bills. Her confrontation with Queen Lloth has unexpected and unfortunate consequences, and her love life is a hot mess.

With failure and disappointment honed to painful perfection, Raven’s life is riddled with complications, including her troublesome attraction to the lethal Lord of Shadows. When her latest case leads to a group hell-bent on destruction, she must decide who to trust. Will she choose wisely, or will she fail once again and become the next casualty in a war between the Mortal Realm and the Underworld?

She’s a rundown waitress, part-time investigator and half-fae shifter who always gets the opposite of what she wants. Raven Crawford is working two jobs but can’t pay the bills, her confrontation with Queen Lloth has some unexpected and unfortunate consequences and her latest case is leading to a group of hell-bent on destruction and could make her another casualty in a war between the Mortal Realm and the Underworld.

Readers are hooked from the very first page of this highly suspenseful and exciting read. The second book in the ‘Raven Crawford’ trilogy has Raven’s life taking some stunning turns that push her more into the Underworld than she wants and her troublesome attraction to the lethal Lord of Shadows is getting harder to fight. This story starts off with some unsettling news, two new cases for the investigation business and just keeps building more and more suspense with every twists and turn of every exciting page. The plot has a steady to fast pace and is filled with lots of excitement to be found throughout as well as all the emotional turmoil that Raven faces as her life is turned upside down and maybe even inside out. 

Readers can’t help but become enthralled by Raven’s life as they follow the case and bite their nails in anticipation of what will come next for Raven, especially regarding the outrageous consequences of her confrontation with Queen Lloth. This trilogy is so very fascinating and full of wonderfully unique and surprising elements and a snarky heroine that really reaches out and grabs readers by their imaginations.

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Raven Crawford #3 - QUEEN OF CORVIDS - February 2020

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J. C. McKenzie is a book-loving, gumboot-wearing, unapologetic science geek. She's the author of the Carus Series, an urban fantasy five-book saga published by the Wild Rose Press. Born and raised on the West Coast, J. C. sets the majority of her books in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance with sassy heroines and brutish, alpha-type men. 

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Double Review! Wyvern's Outlaw & Celo's Quest (Dragons of Incendium #4 & 4.5) Deborah Cooke!

I am traveling in space today and there's lots of excitement to be found as the Gloria Furore space pirates are out to capture Dragon Princess Anguissa and her ship! Enjoy and don't forget to add WYVERN'S OUTLAW & CELO'S QUEST - books #4 & 4.5 in the Dragons of Incendium series by Deborah Cooke to your shelves!

Ryke wants nothing more than to escape the space pirates of the Gloria Furore and go home to his young son. He’s pretended to share their views and has worked his way up the ranks to co-pilot of the Armada Seven, commanded by the most vicious space captain of all. The capture of Princess Anguissa and her ship, the Archangel, is a moment of triumph for his superior—except that Anguissa never plays by anyone’s rules. In a flash of dragon fire, she incinerates most of the crew and takes command of the Armada Seven. Ryke is spared, but he’s not sure why—what plans does the beautiful dragon princess have for his future? And what will she demand to grant his wish of returning home? 

In this short story, Celo, the hidden prince who understands the language of wild creatures, unearths a forgotten secret. He accepts a challenge and embarks on a quest, seeking the solution to the riddle beyond the forests of Regalia.

Celo's Quest is included in the print edition of Wyvern's Outlaw.


He’s pretended to share the Gloria Furore space pirates’ views and has worked his way up the ranks, but Ryke wants nothing more than to escape and go home to his young son. The capture of Princess Anguissa and her ship is a moment of triumph for his superior, except Anguissa never plays by anyone’s rules and she’s soon in command of the Armada Seven. Ryke’s not sure why he’s been spared or what plans the beautiful dragon princess has in store for him but surely he can manipulate things the way he wants them to go, right?

This ‘Dragons of Incendium’ story is one non-stop, thrilling adventure of a story with lots of sizzling chemistry, flying sparks and feisty attitude that readers cannot put down. Anguissa and Ryke are vibrant characters that stand out and really spark the imagination with tons of chemistry and feisty attitude that keeps readers very entertained throughout their fiery relationship. They are enemies and are forbidden to have anything to do with the other but that doesn’t stop the attraction between them from getting the upper hand even if they aren’t sure they can trust the other so there is lots of emotional angst and red hot passion to spare.

The plot is fast past with lots going on at every given moment, ensuring that readers never experience a dull moment and the thrilling suspense and nail biting excitement has them hanging on to the edge of their seat. Some new and unique story elements introduce another fascinating alien culture to this world as another dragon princess defies tradition does things in their own spitfire way. 

He’s the hidden prince who understands the language of wild creatures and now he has unearthed a forgotten secret and accepts a challenge and embarks on a quest, seeking the solution to a riddle.

This short is quite informative with a lovely and very engaging legend regarding the dragons. This legend is enthralling and the teller of the legend, even more so readers can’t take their eyes from the pages. This sets up the next story and ends on a cliffhanger but the readers find themselves delighted and charmed with this novella in the ‘Dragons of Incendium’ series. 

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Features dragon shifter princesses whose adventures are out of this world!

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever.

On the far side of the galaxy, two planets, Regalia and Incendium, are locked into orbit around a dying sun. Since the Queen of Regalia has twelve sons, and the King of Incendium has twelve daughters, it is clear to both monarchs that the time has come to put their differences aside and compel at least one pair of their children to marry. A prophecy that Drakina, the oldest daughter of the house of Incendium, will bear a son who will save the planet simply adds to the parental desire for a wedding.

The sons of Regalia are champions and knights. The daughters of Incendium are dragon shifters, fiery princesses with appetites beyond all expectation.

The first royal match does not work out well.

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1 Wyvern's Mate   *   1.5 Nero's Dream   *   2 Wyvern's Prince  

2.5 Arista's Legacy   *   3 Wyvern's Warrior   *   3.5 Kraw's Secret

4 Wyvern's Outlaw   *   4.5 Celo's Quest   *   5 Wyvern's Angel

DRAGON'S KISS - DragonFate #1 - December 10, 2019

HERE BE DRAGONS - Dragonfire companion - December 31, 2019

PEARL BEYOND PRICE - Unicorn Trilogy #2 Claire Delacroix - 
December 31, 2019

SOME LIKE IT HOT - Flatiron #6 - February 25, 2020

DRAGON'S HEART - DragonFate #2 - May 26, 2020

DRAGON'S MATE - DragonFate #3 - October 27, 2020




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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.

Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.

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