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ARC Review: ‘Breaking Bad’ by Karin Tabke

ARC Review: ‘Breaking Bad’ by Karin Tabke

Breaking Bad

by Karin Tabke
Series: Bad Boys of the Bay #2
Published by Self-Published on August 19, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 264
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
five-stars

Detective Stevie Cavanaugh is one tough cookie…with a sexy but vulnerable secret…
Law enforcement royalty, Stevie Cavanaugh’s fate was determined before she was born: follow her father’s lead, retiring only after becoming Sheriff. But as capable and strong as she is, one man dared to awaken her dark sensuality, only to leave her aching for more. Now he’s back, the baddest cop in the whole damn town, distracting her from the most important case of her career—capturing the Cain killer.
For Special Agent Jack Thornton, like Stevie, police work is in his blood. So is Stevie, the woman he left behind after just one perfect night. Now he’s forced to work with her to catch a killer. Only he wants more of Stevie, too.
According to Stevie, she’s not interested. But Jack knows her deepest darkest sexual secret—that while she’s a woman used to giving command, she also takes great pleasure in submitting—to him. Despite how things ended seven years prior, Jack is determined to take Stevie to the next level.
When the fire between them becomes an inferno, they’ll both savor the burn...

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Review: ‘The Consequences’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘The Consequences’ by Karin Tabke

The Consequences

by Karin Tabke
Series: The Chronicles of Katrina #4
Published by Karin Tabke LLC on January 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 121
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars

THE CONSEQUENCE, the explosive conclusion to The Chronicles of Katrina, will leave you breathless and panting for more.
They have been dared and doubled-dared, and they’ve flirted with the truth, but as Kat and Simon tumble deeper into their sexual odyssey, their love for one another blooms magnificent and fierce. Soon their love is threatened but Kat’s certain nothing can tear them apart. Then duty calls and Simon’s betrayal is revealed.
Will Kat run again or will she finally stand and fight for her man?

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Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Karin Tabke

Double Dare

by Karin Tabke
Series: The Chronicles of Katrina #2
Published by Karin Tabke LLC on September 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 91
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars

She found passion on a dare but is she willing to risk her heart?
Since The Dare that changed her life, Dr. Katrina Winslow has hooked up, broken up, hooked up again, and run like hell, but her drama’s just getting started. Not only does she lose her job, but unpredictable and sexy-as-hell cop Simon insists they have fantasies left to explore.
Simon’s a man who gets what he wants and he’s got Katy in his green-eyed crosshairs. Though Katy runs from him, she’s never further away than his fingertips, something he proves when he sexts her a provocative double dare.
Will the prim and proper scientist resist the sexy cop’s thrilling texts? Or will she allow Simon to strip her bare and guide her closer and closer to what she truly desires?
Simon Double Dares you to find out…

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ARC Review: ‘Dare’ by Karin Tabke

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Dare’ by Karin Tabke

The Dare

by Karin Tabke
Series: The Chronicles of Katrina #1
Published by Season Publishing on July 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 68
Format: eArc
Goodreads
five-stars

I dare you…
Dr. Katrina Winslow has always known who she is; an elite scientist, a certifiable genius and ultra-reserved when it comes to love and relationships. So when a simple game of truth or dare offers the cool doctor the opportunity to shed her lab coat and glasses and put on a pair of sexy stilettos, she accepts the dare. But will shedding her inhibitions fulfill her every desire and help her discover if she can be truly daring or will it cost her everything?
Two men, one a sexy stranger, and a night of no holds barred passion…
What would you dare to do?
***Author’s Note: This is book one of a four part series.***

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Review: ‘Blood Vow’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Blood Vow’ by Karin Tabke

Blood Vow

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #3
Published by Berkley Trade on December 4, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all…

A volatile mix of both Lycan and Slayer, half-breed Falon is Alpha female of her pack, marked by both Lucien and Rafael—rival Alpha brothers that share equal hold on her heart. But when Falon’s mysterious past completely unravels, it is revealed she is the daughter of the Master Slayer who murdered Lucien and Rafael’s parents. The revelation throws her relationship with both brothers into chaos.
Falon begs them not to condemn her for her father’s deeds. She realizes before her Alpha mates that they are destined to be one and pleads with them to accept the unusual triangle. If the brothers accept her as their mate then the Blood Law of an eye for an eye would be null and void. But if Lucien and Rafael cannot overcome their pride and accept their fate, the annihilation of the Lycan race waits within the shadow of the Blood Moon…

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ARC Review: ‘Bloodright’ by Karin Tabke

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Bloodright’ by Karin Tabke

Bloodright

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #2
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated on April 3rd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all...
After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge.
Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...

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Review: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Blood Law

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #1
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2011
Pages: 323
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars

For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all.

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

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