Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Review of Kendra Leigh Castle's books

I just finished reading all of Kendra Leigh Castle's books 

The MacInnes trilogy
Call of the Highland Moon
Dark Highland Fire
Wild Highland Magic
Fallen (Harlequin Nocturne)
Renegade Angel 

Summaries of the books are from:

Call of the Highland Moon
A Scottish Highlands werewolf fleeing his destiny ...

Gideon MacInnes is a werewolf from the Scottish Highlands. He loves the haunting beauty of his home, but runs away to upstate New York, grappling with his destiny of being his clan's next alpha. As a snowstorm closes in, Gideon is attacked by rogue wolves working for an enemy he never imagined existed. He stumbles, wounded and bleeding, to collapse on the doorstep of Carly Silver's tiny romance bookstore-ironic, as she's never been very good at relationships with men.

A warmhearted woman, looking for a new pet ...

Thinking he's a dog, she takes him home, treats his injuries and wakes up to find a devastatingly handsome naked man in her bed.

Trapped together through the raging storm, Gideon discovers that he's found his mate and Carly has to choose between becoming a werewolf, charged with protecting humankind from the inhabitants of an evil otherworld, or giving up the one man she's ever truly loved 

My Opinion
This is every book lovers fantasy
She is the owner of a bookstore and she has a hot sexy werewolf dropped on her doorstep, only for a huge SCOTTISH sexy naked man to be replaced by the wolf. 
The book also contains lots of sexual tension and attraction but wanting to deny it like every good book.

Dark Highland Fire
Gabriel MacInnes has led a charmed life. A Highland werewolf of Alpha lineage, he'd always thought that, as the second son, he would never have to worry much about responsibility. But with his Pack now squarely in the sights of an ancient and rediscovered enemy, everything has begun to change.

Exiled from the Drakkyn realm, on the run from the dragon prince who claims her as his own, the last thing Rowan an Morgaine wants is to deal with a bunch of overbearing shifters in the middle of nowhere. But when her hiding place on Earth is discovered, and with blood the only thing that can restore her waning power, the fiery demigoddess has little choice but to accept Gabriel as a protector ...

As the Earthly and Drakkyn realms converge, Gabriel and Rowan must decide how much they're willing to sacrifice for fate...and for one another.

My Opinion
We now get to meet Gabriel, Gideon's brother in this book. He doesn't want love but he gets it thrust into his arms willing or not. This book was entertaining and laughable at times, they are both stubborn and too strong willed to be the 1st one to bend. The book is a game of tug a war of emotions they want, they shouldn't, but the attraction refuses to be denied. 

Wild Highland Magic
As soon as she laid eyes on him, her animal instincts took over.

For generations, the MacInnes werewolves have been guarding the portal between Earth and the Drakkyn realm. Bastian and his sister came through the portal from Drakkyn, seeking sanctuary in the beautiful Scottish Highlands and relief from the curse that haunts him. Solitary and despairing, Bastian must find a way to break the curse or it will kill him.

A family squabble 25 years ago drove a rift between the MacInnes alpha and his brother, and Catrionna MacInnes has never met her MacInnes relatives nor had any guidance in how to be a werewolf. When her father brings his family to Scotland seeking reconciliation, Cat lays eyes on Bastian, and her most basic animal instincts kick in. Bastian tries to resist Cat - no good can come of their attraction - but she won't take no for an answer. She knows that all she wants - what she must have - is to mark him as her own.

My Opinioin
I love the conclusion to the book, although I would love more books, but I'll just have to be satisfied with what there is. The ending was wonderful, this book had a 2nd romantic twist, which I'm really glad that it was included! This love pair unlike the 1st 2 books had their romantic bonding a little differently, but it was very entertaining. I like brooding male characters and Bastian fits that character description very well.

In Summary
This is a series that every paranormal romance reader will enjoy and love, it has everything, sex, lust, mates, werewolves, dragons, goddesses and witches oh my! And of course wonderful HEA's (Happily Ever After) for even some unexpected minor character :). The character personalities were all great and each person was given a good back story to their personality. There was not a single weak or whiny character (which I can't stand!), all the females were either strong willed or strong physically. The men were sexy characters, a few brooding and dark and a few with some lighter personalities. The worlds and multi dimension were built flawlessly and with no confusions. 
You can never go wrong with a series about werewolves!

Renegade Angel
It's been thousands of years since Raum's angelic wings turned from white to black, and the Destroyer of Dignities and Robber of Kings never looked back. These days he's also on the outs with Hell and works with a motley crew of ex-demons on a new mission: snuffing out lesser demons and their half-human progeny.

Raum's latest assignment brings him to a small Vermont town - and a sweet, funny half-demon, half-human he'll risk everything to save. Ember Riddick stirs him as no woman ever before - and she holds the key to what Lucifer will move Hell and Earth to prevent: his team's redemption.

But Ember's secrets are as dark as Raum's midnight wings. And their fate may leave them entwined - but destroyed..

My Opinion
Absolutely loved this book! 
Raum is a fallen angel, a demon of hell the Destroyer of Dignities and the Robber of Kings. A self loathing demon with no heart and no hope of ever being forgiven. Ember is just the woman to be his undoing, a temper and passion to match his own and bring his wall tumbling down. A fight of good vs evil (like always) to keep the bad guys down in Hell from spilling onto Earth and destroying humanity. All that stands in the way of Hells plans are a for-hire fallen angel and a woman with the power to break the barrier and passion to thwart everything. A must read for any person who loves reading about angels and their darker sins

Kendra Leigh Castle will be putting out another book series (unknown yet how long the series will be)
Dark Dynasties : Book One
Dark Awaking due out on June 28, 2011
Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . .

For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty's search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he's never known . . .

Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she's had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire's vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?

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