Friday, February 15, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - TEMPTATION'S HEAT by MICHELLE ZINK - THE SHADOWGUARD # 1 - NOVELLA - SWOON BOOKS - 4 ROWEN RAWRRRR STARS!!

By: Michelle Zink
Published By: Swoon Romance
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle, 61 Pages

RATING : 4 ROWEN RAWRRRR! STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of LOSING IT, Cora Carmack says,"Before reading TEMPTATION'S HEAT, I wouldn't have thought it possible to create a paranormal romance with great characterization, interesting relationships, and strong world-building in only seventy pages. I'm happy to say Michelle Zink definitely proved me wrong! Scarlet was the ultimate kick-ass heroine. Rowen Black was nothing short of sinful, and I am so relieved that the Shadowguard world is continuing as a series. To put it simply: Worth. Every. Penny."

When Rowen Black is assigned to the elite unit of angelic assassins known as the Shadowguard, he thinks his biggest challenge will be overcoming his less-than-stellar reputation. But that’s before he meets his match in Scarlet Montgomery.

Beautiful, strong, and with a temper to match Rowen’s own, Scarlet is focused on the Shadowguard and her possible future as its leader. She’s become an expert at keeping her personal life separate from the Guard, all too aware that as the boss’s daughter, fellow warriors see her not as someone to be respected, but as someone to be protected.

Avoiding entanglements gets a lot harder when Rowen saunters into the room. Rowen puts the bad in "bad boy." Their connection is hot, visceral, and instantaneous.

When the pair are assigned to a joint investigation, they come face-to-face with their undeniable attraction, forcing Scarlet to consider that the connection is not only physical, but a destiny written in the halls of time.





BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I want to start by saying The Shadowguard series is a set of novellas. This book was around 61 pages long. I could have kept reading.... easily.

This is an introduction to the world Michelle is opening up to us and a romance thrown in with the gorgeous muscled Shadowguard Rowen Black and Scarlet ,the daughter of Ambrose Montgomery.

A treaty is in effect, the balance between forces of good and evil. Now we always like the forces of good and evil, because evil always has a way of raising its nasty head and causing trouble.

The Shadowguard Security Services LLC resides in a gothic mansion in Clifton.

Shadowguards are Angelic descendants tasked with addressing potential threats from the demons of the Legion Blackguards. 

They have cool weapons and know how to handle themselves.
Rowen is a bit of a hot head and he finds himself even a bit hotter under the collar with Scarlet. 

* waggles eyebrows * 
Lily is Scarlet’s younger sister and a real sweetie pie. The girl bakes and Rowen has a soft spot for her, the kitchen is her domain.

Ivan is the half brother, adopted by Ambrose. He has some issues.

I really enjoyed this little novella, I must admit I would have liked it at least double the size it was, it felt short, too short. 

*pouts*  I wanted more!!

Michelle gets to the point, the romance gets to the point and it is     * fans oneself * smexi J

The Shadowguard series is a modern , adult version of the world in Michelle's YA , ' A Temptation of Angels.'

FAVE QUOTES:

He'd accepted the truth a long time ago; he was broken, defective, completely lacking the gene that required love and companionship.

"Why would he do that?" Scarlet asked.
   He looked at her like she was a few weapons short of a full arsenal. "Because I hurt you."

Rowen's had jerked up as Scarlet rose, her reluctance obvious. He wanted to be pissed after the way she'd treated him in the training room, but his eyes were a slave to every slow, sensuous step she took across the room.



A Temptation of Angels

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Michelle Zink talks to Talk Supe WRITER WRANGLER - MICHELLE ZINK - TALK SUPE  about this set of novellas. Worth a read to hear what Michelle has to say.

Another one of Michelle's books I am looking forward to is , 'This Wicked Game.' The cover was revealed a few days ago. I love the way she is looking through what looks like wrought iron.


This Wicked Game
1st November 2013
Dial Books

Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.

The voodoo business.

Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.

She doesn’t believe.

Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.

But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.

Including her own.

As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.

Michelle

2 comments:

  1. 8 personally like Lily's story better. The strong and soft contrast of her novella is so sweet. Glad you live it and thanks for the plug! I cant wait to read The Wicked Game!

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    1. I loved Lily's story. I read it this morning. Lily and Kane are perfect!!

      xx

      Michelle

      I like to plug , matey!

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