Fire & Frost

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download Max is in no mood to play lapdog to a gorgeous witch Wrecked by Meljean Brook Elizabeth has spent the past five years running from her father her father s huntsman, Caius, has spent the past five years pursuing her But when he finally catches up to her on an airship flying above Europe s zombie infested cities, Elizabeth discovers that Caius isn t the only danger she has to fear and now that he s found her, Caius doesn t intend to let her go."/>
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About the Author: Meljean Brook

Fire & Frost PDF Ì Fire & PDF \ fire epub, & download, frost ebok, Fire & ebok, Fire & FrostFire & Frost ePUBBook info I am the author of the Iron Seas steampunk romance series I ve written a guide to the world including a map on my website I also write a paranormal romance series, the Guardians That series guide is also on my website, including a The Story So Far feature, which allows you to catch up on all of the books that previously released in the series if you start after the first installment Goodreads info I am slowly, slowly adding to my shelves and Fire & PDF \ reviews It s unlikely that I will join many book discussions especially of my own work simply because I don t want to stifle reader conversation Bio Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily ever afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her ownMeljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.


Fire & FrostFire & Frost PDF Ì Fire & PDF \ fire epub, & download, frost ebok, Fire & ebok, Fire & FrostFire & Frost ePUBFrom the authors who brought you Wild Steamy come three all new tales of lovers who create their own heat, even when they re surrounded by ice Speed Mating by Jessica Sims Estrella may be going into heat, but she s determined to remain in control Just because she s ovulating doesn t mean she has to settle for just any man or his beast Her sexy alpha s determined to find her a tiger to take care of her heat and father her child but Fire & PDF \ no one seems to look quite as good as the man in charge Will giving in to her need for her alpha ruin her tenuous relationship with her clan or be a match made in heaven Conjuring Max by Carolyn Crane The witches of the world ridiculed and rejected nerdy Veronica for trying to use newfangled computers to enhance old world spellcasting Well, it snow, and she s perfected her spellcasting computer program Hey, who needs friends when you can conjure virtually anything or anybody So when Veronica makes powerful new enemies, she conjures Max, a pitbull of a cop, to deal with the pesky hitmen who keep coming around Maybe Veronica can finally get some peace and quiet so she can work on her computer But tough guy Max is in no mood to play lapdog to a gorgeous witch Wrecked by Meljean Brook Elizabeth has spent the past five years running from her father her father s huntsman, Caius, has spent the past five years pursuing her But when he finally catches up to her on an airship flying above Europe s zombie infested cities, Elizabeth discovers that Caius isn t the only danger she has to fear and now that he s found her, Caius doesn t intend to let her go.

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  1. Melindeeloo says:

    Together again after Wild Steamy Jessica Sims Jill Myles Carolyn Crane shift to their newer series for their steamy shorts while Meljean Brook offers another adventure romance quickie from the Iron Seas Speed Mating by Jessica Sims A Midnight Liasons short With her first mating heat upon her, liger shifter Estrella needs to find a suitable baby daddy and she needs to find him fast, so off to a dating agency for supernaturals and a round of speed mating I liked this one a lot, Es Together again after Wild Steamy Jessica Sims Jill Myles Carolyn Crane shift to their newer series for their steamy shorts while Meljean Brook offers another adventure romance quickie from the Iron Seas Speed Mating by Jessica Sims A Midnight Liasons short With her first mating heat upon her, liger shifter Estrella needs to find a suitable baby daddy and she needs to find him fast, so off to a dating agency for supernaturals and a round of speed mating I liked this one a lot, Estella is so wrapped up in her perceived deficiencies that she s missed out on what has been there all of the time, and this very steamy story was surprisingly cute for a story that uses going into heat as a kick starter.Conjuring Max by Carolyn Crane This is the prequel short to Mr Real and tells the story of Alix s aunt and her magical machine This story is slow to roll, but leading man Max, conjured back to life from a newspaper clipping picture, really makes it work, he is such a sigh worthy hero that he makes up for the initial prickliness of aunt Veronica, but his care works to solve the hedgehog dilemma how do you hug a hedgehog and when Veronica finally lets herself be vulnerable, it s all good.Wrecked by Meljean Brook Set in the Iron Seas world, Elizabeth, who has been on the run from her father for a very good reason , and hunter Caius, who was supposed to bring her back but failed before, are sweet together and there is a good enough set up for the past history between them to make that part of the story work The resolution to the main conflict of the story is a bit quick, but that s not really a problem just a nit and just my greedy nature speaking I always wantof this world.This book also contains excerpts at 88% For Sims Myles story from WildSteamy, Crane s Mr Real, and Brook s upcoming stand alone short Frozen

  2. Anna (Bobs Her Hair) says:

    Speed Mating by Jessica Sims 3 stars or C Now or never She forced the words out of her throat I m going into heat The pencil snapped Ligers are supposed to be infertile, but going into heat mean Estella is capable of bearing a child She hopes with the help of her attractive, virile, and tattooed alpha that she can find a mate or good father to her possible baby This was a cute, yet predictable quickie story As it s only a three chapters, it s not meant to be anythingthan a s Speed Mating by Jessica Sims 3 stars or C Now or never She forced the words out of her throat I m going into heat The pencil snapped Ligers are supposed to be infertile, but going into heat mean Estella is capable of bearing a child She hopes with the help of her attractive, virile, and tattooed alpha that she can find a mate or good father to her possible baby This was a cute, yet predictable quickie story As it s only a three chapters, it s not meant to be anythingthan a single woman s romp in dating with some sexual tension A sexy time is included Conjuring Max by Carolyn Crane 3.5 stars or C maybe B Witches thought the only wisdom worth having came out of dusty old books Veronica knew different She could conjure anything in the world with her bespelled code any person, any object, anything that could be photographed or even drawn Everything was electricity, even the human body Even emotions and thoughts that had been her key breakthrough in computerizing the spells. Set in 1984, Veronica, a witch, conjures a cop named Max to protect her from the mob Max is familiar with this specific mob He will protect Veronica with his life Her magic will bring him back, but will he arrive in time to save her from some very powerful witches.I loved the characters, but was confused by the setting This seems to be a prequel, but I haven t read the first book in the series, which would have probably helped, as I think this short story maybe meant to shed some light on the characters The use of magic and technology seems an odd mix A special magical computer code for conjuring Luckily, enough detail was given to lend plausibility without overly test one s knowledge of computers I had a hard enough time managing BASIC in college The story of a nerdy and scarred heroine and a devoted cop hero were enjoyable for a novella Wrecked by Meljean Brook 4 stars or BBut I didn t try at all I should have been that friend twelve years ago I should have been that friend five years ago, when your father sent me after you I should have been that friend two years ago, when I caught up to you So I m trying to be that friend nowElizabeth s father is renowned for successfully breeding wildlife endangered by the zombies It s been five years since she fled her seemingly privileged life Caius, her father s indentured servant huntsman, had caught her two years before and despite sharing the horrific reasons for leaving her home he was going to follow his orders He has caught up to her again claiming he will help her With her father in pursuit over zombie infested lands, Elizabeth will not go down without a fight Wrecked is another wonderful novella set in Meljean Brook s steampunk series Loosely set in the Iron Seas world, this book can stand alone The repercussions of the zombie infestation add an intriguing angle Ethical issues with scientific advancement are present The characterizations are engaging with Elizabeth as a brave woman outwitting her pursuers Caius is the tormented hero who had to swallow his bitter pill This was a fun read and perfect for readers who would like a taste of steampunk romance or to try an Iron Seas sampler

  3. AH says:

    Need something to read at the beach A light and fun book of novellas to read for summer vacation This is a follow up anthology to Wild Steamy Speed Mating Jessica Sims 4 starsSpeed Mating is the story of a were liger lion tiger hybrid who, despite the odds, goes into heat and needs a mate and father of her child pronto Her alpha Vic is eager to assist by suggesting possible mates Each date is a bust and as Estrella gets closer and closer to her time, she becomes desperate Despera Need something to read at the beach A light and fun book of novellas to read for summer vacation This is a follow up anthology to Wild Steamy Speed Mating Jessica Sims 4 starsSpeed Mating is the story of a were liger lion tiger hybrid who, despite the odds, goes into heat and needs a mate and father of her child pronto Her alpha Vic is eager to assist by suggesting possible mates Each date is a bust and as Estrella gets closer and closer to her time, she becomes desperate Desperate enough to try speed dating where Vic is sitting in for a no show Estrella finds herself attracted to Vic but worries about the complications of being with him The heat part gives rise to some funny situations Estrella is horny and desperate but she still wants a good father for her young I especially loved the speed dating scene where Estrella and Vic had a quickie date Nice sexual tension there I really had a lot of fun with this one and I am now going to have to findbooks by Jessica Sims to read Conjuring Max Carolyn Crane 3 starsConjuring Max is the background story or prequel to Carolyn Crane s Mr Real In this story we meet the computer savvy witch Veronica and her conjured boyfriend and bodyguard Max While I loved Mr Real, I had a hard time with this story Maybe it was because Veronica was not an easy character to like After all, everyone seemed to want her dead What I did like is that it explained how Victoria created her computer conjuring program It s quite a neat concept when you think about it Take a picture, any picture, and poof that person appears the next day Of course, there is an expiry date, but you can always conjure him up again In any case, don t miss Mr Real because that story is a lot of fun to read Wrecked Meljean Brook 4 starsWrecked was my favorite story of this anthology, but I am a little biased Meljean Brook s Iron Seas world has got to be one of the best steampunk worlds created The Iron Seas is based on an alternate history of the world complete with fantastic steampunk contraptions, airships, steampunk prosthetics, nanobots, zombies, megalodons, and even a kraken I am dying to scream out Release the Kraken whenever I see those in books Part of the charm of this world is the featured couple who always have a hot and steamy romance I loved Elizabeth and Caius and am looking forward tostories from the Iron Seas.Overall, an enjoyable anthology Thank you to Carolyn Crane for a review copy of this book.Review posted on Badass Book Reviews

  4. ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    3.5Speed Matingby Jessica Sims 3 stars Humorous account on a liger s search for a suitable mate She has a huge crush on her Alpha, Vic, but believes he isn t interested because she is a half breedConjuring Maxby Carolyn Crane 3 stars Veronica can conjure anything or anyone She has really powerful enemies, so she is in hiding She conjured Max off a conference photo to protect her The story starts when they are attacked by a group of witches and hitmen Veronica would be 3.5Speed Matingby Jessica Sims 3 stars Humorous account on a liger s search for a suitable mate She has a huge crush on her Alpha, Vic, but believes he isn t interested because she is a half breedConjuring Maxby Carolyn Crane 3 stars Veronica can conjure anything or anyone She has really powerful enemies, so she is in hiding She conjured Max off a conference photo to protect her The story starts when they are attacked by a group of witches and hitmen Veronica would be a great villain in some other story, but since this one was partly told from her point of view, she is really a sad characterWreckedby Meljean Brook 4 stars I love Iron Seas series Caius catches up with Elizabeth on an airship, but he doesn t intend to give her back to her father

  5. Nicole says:

    Full review to come I absolutely love and adore all things Jessica Sims Jill Myles Jessica Clare I think I could read the phonebook, if she wrote it Meljean Brook has created one of the most imaginative and incredible worlds that I ve ever come across Mix it in with her sexy writing and I can t turn down anything of hers either While I ve only read a novella or two of Carolyn Crane, I ve liked what I ve read so far, and will definitely need Full review to come I absolutely love and adore all things Jessica Sims Jill Myles Jessica Clare I think I could read the phonebook, if she wrote it Meljean Brook has created one of the most imaginative and incredible worlds that I ve ever come across Mix it in with her sexy writing and I can t turn down anything of hers either While I ve only read a novella or two of Carolyn Crane, I ve liked what I ve read so far, and will definitely need to add her books to my ever growing TBR stack.Speed Mating was probably my favorite in this book It was light hearted, sexy and an all around fun read It was also the shortest, which made me just a teeny bit sad I love that Sims has a way of finding ridiculous situations for her heroes and heroines, and then a humorous and sexy way of getting them out of it Poor Estrella was looking for both a father for her child and a man who didn t repulse her More than anything she wanted her alpha, and I loved that she was so scared of ruining that relationship by approaching him about mating I loved the way they finally got together, and how much they were secretly crushing on each other I can t say enough good things about Sims writing and just how much I love her stories.I give Speed Mating an AConjuring Max was a really unique and different read I loved the idea of using computers to enhance magic, and how Veronica was able to create a program to help her conjure up anything she wanted It was a really cool and fun twist on magic that I haven t seen before For me though, there was something lacking in the romance between these two I m not sure what it was, but I just didn t find that I was totally invested in the relationship between Max and Veronica I wanted to be, but there was just a little spark missing, and it caused my interest to wane a little throughout the story.I give Conjuring Max a B Wrecked was another fabulous novella to add to the Iron Seas series As I said before, Brook has created probably the most imaginative world I ve ever read, and I absolutely adore everything she writes within this world I loved getting the chance to see some of the zombies up close and personal, and getting the chance to see first hand what their deal is all about I loved the idea of having the cat and mouse game between Elizabeth and Caius be the foundation of their romance I was rooting for them all the way and glad to see them finally find their way to one another PS Brook does an amazing job creating some really creepy villains as well I give Wrecked an A All in all this was another fabulous anthology from these three powerhouse authors I love getting the chance to catch up with both the Midnight Liaisons and Iron Seas series, and I m anxiously awaiting both of these authors to release their next books I can only hope these three continue to write together and give usin the future E It was a great surprise to see a review request of Fire Frost appear and since it contains two authors whose writing I absolutely adore I couldn t wait to read it I have found that Brook and Sims Myles Clare have a way of drawing me into their worlds Crane is a new to me author who provided a very interesting addition to this anthology.Speed Mating was a lot of fun to read I found myself laughing often at the sheer incompatibility of prospects, Estrella s combination of determination and shyness, and the uber patience of her alpha I adored how Sims included some of the things that are used in society today to meet potential dates and played on how challenging it can be to meet someone who is interested inthan just a quick hook up One of the other things I enjoy about Sims writing is that she is always includes at least one key friendship so we get to see additional facets of her main characters I really can t wait to see what Sims provides for the next installment in this particular world.I give Speed Mating an AConjuring Max was a very interesting take on computers, math, and magic It brought me back to the days when I first started studying computer science and I tried to explain email and the internet to my family Eventually I gave up and said it was magic They were quite willing to accept that explanation so I had an immediate connection to the magic aspect that Crane used Even with my fascination I found this novella missing a few things I did not understand why the Council and hired assassins were trying to kill Veronica so I spend most of my time reading trying to understand that aspect The other thing I found missing was, like MinnChica, the connection between Max and Veronica I think I never quite grasped the romance because this was a snapshot after all of their internal conflict had been resolved so I really didn t see the emotional attachment.I give Conjuring Max a B Wrecked is another great installment in Brook s Iron Seas world Each story addsto the world building and explores new aspects while retaining the familiarity of the original set up She explores some very fascinating issues here that aren t completely revealed until the latter parts of the story which I thought was great This ended up being a great game of chase with each side having information that could drastically sway the actions of the other side I loved how both Elizabeth and Caius went to extremes to right what they saw as a serious wrong Without giving away too much, I hope, I absolutely loved the themes of individuality and redemption that Brook wove throughout the story.I give Wrecked an A.Overall this was a really fun anthology to read I hope the three ladies continue to join together for these collections They are all skilled in creating fascinating worlds and unusual characters who inhabit them Fire Frost contains something for everyone from shapeshifters, to computers augmenting magic, to steampunk the variety was refreshing I can t wait to see what they come up with next

  6. Brie says:

    Originally posted at Romance Around the CornerSource A review copy was provided by the authors Fire and Frost is the newest collaboration between authors Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane and Jessica Sims The novellas are unique and almost impossible to compare, but they do have two things in common the charming, compelling characters and the way the hot and cold theme has been cleverly incorporated into each story.In Speed Mating by Jessica Sims we meet Estrella, a mixed tiger and lion shifter Originally posted at Romance Around the CornerSource A review copy was provided by the authors Fire and Frost is the newest collaboration between authors Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane and Jessica Sims The novellas are unique and almost impossible to compare, but they do have two things in common the charming, compelling characters and the way the hot and cold theme has been cleverly incorporated into each story.In Speed Mating by Jessica Sims we meet Estrella, a mixed tiger and lion shifter or liger who is about to go into heat and asks her clan s alpha to help her find a suitable male to have sex with Hilarity ensues Well, not hilarity exactly, but as the title suggests, this is a light, tongue in cheek story that s all about having fun while still managing to sneak in an interesting and welcome take on the ubiquitous shifter romance.Speed mating is a fun and simple story, but it s detailed enough to form a clear image of the rules and workings of its particular world These characters have an animal side that sometimes takes over them in ways that are both natural and inconvenient, but they also have choices and are, above all, rational humans So ultimately Estrella can decide whether to have sex or not even if not having it can be quite difficult , she can pick a mate, and her alpha stops himself from actively pursuing the woman he wants just because he s in a position of power over her and doesn t want to abuse it or make her feel forced.It was perhaps a bit too short and rushed, especially at the end where the love declarations came out of nowhere, but I had a lot of fun with it.3.5 StarsNext we have Conjuring Max by Carolyn Crane Set in the 1980 s, it tells the story of Veronica, a reclusive witch who s being chased by the mob and uses a computer to create a complex spell that allows her to conjure people from a picture That s how she ends up with Max, a cop who was recently murdered by the same people chasing Veronica Her plan is to use him as a bodyguard, but things get complicated when they fall in love, even if neither is aware of the other s feelings.The premise is weird and slightly cheesy, but the story was surprisingly charming and even a bit sad A nerdy witch that uses a magical computer program to bring photographs to life sounds like a weird premise, but once we see how alone this woman is, how badly the dead cop wants to live, and how much they need each other, it becomes clear that as interesting and weird the setting is, Veronica and Max are the real stars.The romance was very emotional and heartfelt, even if it was never clear exactly why he was so in love I had the impression that he was confusing need with love, and his emotional response to her was similar to hero worship Yet seeing Veronica through his eyes was enough to make me root for them.4 StarsLast but not least is Wrecked by Meljean Brook Elizabeth has been running from her father for years Caius is the huntsman in charge of bringing her home She always liked him, but thought he hated her he tried really hard not to like her, but thoroughly failed at it And now they meet again under slightly different and dangerous circumstances Basically, this novella is an unrequited love twofer with a touch of adventure And I loved it.Wrecked is a bit longer, which means that we getinsight into the character s history Elizabeth is a strong, kind and resourceful heroine perhaps a bit too sweet, but never annoying And Caius spends the whole time being emotionally vulnerable The result is a lovely romance and a reader filled with all the feelings All of them On top of that, there s action and a disturbing villain What keeps this from being a 5 star read is that the resolution was slightly rushed and too convenient, but other than that, it was entirely satisfying.4 StarsIt s unusual to find an anthology where all the novellas are equally strong, albeit for different reasons Each story is part of a series, but they all stand alone well I highly recommend it to everyone, but especially to fans of Paranormal Romance who are feeling bit tired of all those overbearing alpha males You certainly won t find one of those here

  7. Laura says:

    Read this review at Got Fiction Books3.5 starsI m starting to really like anthologies, but I m not liking when the stories in anthologies aren t similar Like, if I were to judge this anthology by the first story, I d expect this would be a paranormal romance shifter antho But it s not It does have something for everyone which may appeal to some readers, though The first story is shifters, the second is a contemporary witch story that is set in the 80s, and the third story is a fabulous St Read this review at Got Fiction Books3.5 starsI m starting to really like anthologies, but I m not liking when the stories in anthologies aren t similar Like, if I were to judge this anthology by the first story, I d expect this would be a paranormal romance shifter antho But it s not It does have something for everyone which may appeal to some readers, though The first story is shifters, the second is a contemporary witch story that is set in the 80s, and the third story is a fabulous Steampunk I will say, that at the 2.99 price point, it s absolutely worth it for just the Meljean Brook story.Speed Mating by Jessica Sims 3 starsThis story was good, and I liked the hero Estrella is a liger, and the lions don t want her, so she s been sticking with the tigers since they don t seem to mind But she has always felt like an outsider, so when she begins to ovulate, she is put in a tough situation She has to find a mate, a potential father to her children, or risk never having kids.The main problem is that the only tiger she wants to mate with is her alpha, who has never shown the slightest inkling of interest in her Oh, and he keeps shoving available tiger males at her One drunken night, she tells him what she really wants And she finds out that he might want the same thing.This was a quick and steamy story with a couple of funny scenes at the speed dating table.Conjuring Max by Carolyn Crane 1.5 starsI really didn t care for the second story, but it seems I m in the minority In fact, many of my friends are really looking forward to Mr Real the next in the series I really didn t care for the heroine, or her methods, the 80s bits were fun, but there was so much going on, it was hard to enjoy There were several times I almost didn t finish it.Basically, Veronica is a super powerful witch, but she mainly uses computers, which in the 80s weren t used the way they are today Well, no one uses them like Veronica She uses them to enhance her magic And she can conjure anything from a picture with them She needs a bodyguard, so she conjures dead cop Max I liked Max, and I liked how he could see through Veronica s shell into the person she could be, but it was a weird story I think if it had been purely romantic suspense, or paranormal romance minus the computers I would have liked itI don t know I just couldn t get into it.Wrecked by Meljean Brook 5 starsI loved the Meljean Brook story 5 brilliant stars Elizabeth is on the run from her father, and her father has sent out his huntsmen to bring her back Repeatedly Only once before did he send out Caius, though, and Caius actually caught her But 2 years ago, while chained to his bed so she wouldn t escape the train ride, she got him to open up to her Unfortunately she realized that he would turn her in no matter what.Caius never wanted to like Elizabeth She s the spoiled privileged daughter of the man who s enslaved him But he starts to find out she s nothing like he thought He wanted her to be spoiled so he could justify hating her But the truth is, he s lusted after her, he s been in love with her, and then on a retrieval gone wrong, he s watched her plunge to her death from a moving train rather than go back to her father.Only she isn t dead She survived And he s found her And this time He won t be returning her to her father.This action packed novella is not only a great addition to the Iron Seas series, but it s also a fabulous romance With zombies, Steampunkery, romance and adventure, it s jam packed with something for everyone ARC courtesy of the authors

  8. Julie says:

    Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks Fire Frost is an anthology featuring stories by three very talented writers Jessica Sims also known as Jill Myles , Carolyn Crane and Meljean Brook The title made me assume that these stories would be filled with steam, and I wasn t completely wrong, butthan anything these stories were filled with heartSpeed Mating by Jessica SimsSpeed Mating features Estrella, a shapeshifter who always thought she would not be able to mate and carry children Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks Fire Frost is an anthology featuring stories by three very talented writers Jessica Sims also known as Jill Myles , Carolyn Crane and Meljean Brook The title made me assume that these stories would be filled with steam, and I wasn t completely wrong, butthan anything these stories were filled with heartSpeed Mating by Jessica SimsSpeed Mating features Estrella, a shapeshifter who always thought she would not be able to mate and carry children Well surprise She s about to go into heat and needs a man Fast Her Alpha, Vic, is trying to help her out by finding some suitable men for her but they are all losers And why is Vic looking so yummy lately This is a hot quick read Did the I love you come out of nowhere A little, yes But it worked with the story Estrella made me giggle and her dates made me thankful for my husband lol And Vic YUM Overall, I found this to be a fun and humorous read.3.5 starsConjuring Max by Carolyn CraneConjuring Max is the story of Veronica and her bodyguard Max If you read Mr Real than you are familiar with the name Veronica Yes people, she is Alix s aunt the witch responsible for the computer that brings images to life.There is so much emotion in this book The story is interesting but the emotion is what really grabbed me After reading the first story in this anthology I was expecting this one to be light and fun but instead was met by a story that made my heart break in the very best of ways I loved Max s devotion to Veronica and I was glad when Veronica finally got with the program and realized her feelings for Max He is such an honorable character Veronica is set in her ways and not a super likeable character at first but she really grows on you quickly And the twist at the end That opens up a whole lot of possibilities for the series.I don t feel you necessarily have to read Mr Real to get what is going on in this story but I believe it would help as there are details here and there that aren t expanded on too much but that are explained in the novel All in all a good read that left me smiling through my tears.3.5 starsWrecked by Meljean BrookWrecked is the story of the chased, Elizabeth, and the chasee, Caius I had not read a book in Meljean s Iron Seas series in a while and I almost forgot how, even though steampunk is not my favorite genre to read, the stories are absolutely top notch and that the steampunk elements aren t the focus the characters are.Elizabeth s story will make you go O o and Caius will make you want to hug him Elizabeth is running from her father and once upon a time Caius was the one who was hired to catch her He broke away from her father and it now out to help Elizabeth Both unaware of how deeply their feelings for each other run, they are confused and a bit lost but eventually things fall into place for them Throw in zombies and airships and high up chases and you have yourself one heck of an adventure on top of a lovely love story.Elizabeth and Caius are fully developed and by the end of this story you feel you have known them forever Overall I found this to be a beautiful story Fans of Meljean s Iron Seas books have to check this one out Heck, fans of steampunk need to read this too because this is how the genre should be written.4 stars

  9. Kelly says:

    Speed Mating by Jessica SimsMy weakness for sexy Alpha male shapeshifters reared its ugly head well, actually, it wasn t so ugly Let me try this againThis story was packed with all the things that I adore about paranormal shapeshifter romances A hot Alpha who is determined to do the right thing even though it s kinda killing him on the inside CHECK A strong, opinionated female who can hold her own against the men in the pack CHECK A heat cycle that comes as a MOST inconvenient time Speed Mating by Jessica SimsMy weakness for sexy Alpha male shapeshifters reared its ugly head well, actually, it wasn t so ugly Let me try this againThis story was packed with all the things that I adore about paranormal shapeshifter romances A hot Alpha who is determined to do the right thing even though it s kinda killing him on the inside CHECK A strong, opinionated female who can hold her own against the men in the pack CHECK A heat cycle that comes as a MOST inconvenient time CHECK.Estrella s loneliness despite being part of a pack came through loud and clear Her dual heritage makes her a tolerated outcast but she s wary about forming bonds And I get that As Alpha, Vic doesn t want to push himself on an unwilling female thumbs up to that, dude so he hides his attraction to her In fact, he does his best to make sure that she s taken care of by bringing in some douchey out of the area shifters to see if any of them are compatible Oh, and the whole Janitor as a last name thing that one of the guys had going for him kinda made me giggle madly.Sexy with likeable characters and amusing situations thumbs up Conjuring Max by Carolyn CranePart of me had a hard time getting into this story but I m still thinking about it after I ve finished the book so I think this is one of those stories that has hidden depths.My biggest issue was that I had a hard time connecting with Veronica This wasbecause she didn t seem to have an understanding about why conjuring someone for a few days of fun wasn t entirely ethical Or, not ethical but skeevy She s pulling people out of a frozen moment in time and using them to fill the lonely places inside her Okay, maybe she did eventually reach the point where it began to sink in that what she was doing wasn t quite right but she was very blase about throwing her power around for a while.All can say is that I m still thinking about this one The fix to the problems Veronica and Max were facing opened up a whole world of possibilities and I m incredibly intrigued by the potential there.Dangit, Carolyn Crane, I think you broke my brain Well played.Wrecked by Meljean BrookOh, Meljean Brook, I always lament that I haven t caught up entirely on this series when I read one of your stories and or books I MUST REMEDY THIS Because zombies mixed with scary nanites mixed with AWESOME characters make me all weak in the knees And the worldbuilding swoon There s just SO MUCH going on in this world that it s VERY easy to get sucked into it Which is fantastic.This story packs a wallop No joke It gives you a fairly pointed overview of the zombie badness while keeping you engaged with the characters and their issues Those issues, by the by, aren t little Elizabeth and Caius are dealing with a morally reprehensible plot, matters of trust, and being brave enough to bare their souls to one another and admit that maybe there might be somethingthan dislike between them Something like HAWT SEX Steampunk sexiness I just love that.Seriously, I m going to get caught up on this series It s too fun for me to put off any longer Kelly Reading the Paranormal

  10. Liz says:

    Speed Mating I don t read many shifter books why is that I wonder so this was a fun diversion I liked the dancing around Estrella and Vic did, each trying to avoid the obvious Vic is a sexy, growly alpha tiger, yum Conjuring Max I liked Carolyn Crane s first Code of Shadows novel, Mr Real and this is the story of Alix s aunt Veronica who invented the witchcraft combined with technology that conjures items from pictures into real life Max and Veronica s story had an ephemeral quality Speed Mating I don t read many shifter books why is that I wonder so this was a fun diversion I liked the dancing around Estrella and Vic did, each trying to avoid the obvious Vic is a sexy, growly alpha tiger, yum Conjuring Max I liked Carolyn Crane s first Code of Shadows novel, Mr Real and this is the story of Alix s aunt Veronica who invented the witchcraft combined with technology that conjures items from pictures into real life Max and Veronica s story had an ephemeral quality and I was pretty tense at the end wondering if their story would be happy or bittersweet Wrecked Meljean Brook s Iron Seas novels and novellas can do no wrong in my book This was an exciting adventure with snowstorms, airship balloon crashes and ravenous zombies I loved Caius and Elizabeth s story The loving is so sweet as the two work through their childhood bitterness to discover their true feelings for each other