~Release Day Review~In Safe Hands by Victoria Sue~

 

43559314Title: In Safe Hands
Author: Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Page Count: 204 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Judith~
Rating: ✮3.5 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Former helicopter pilot Maverick Delgardo’s injuries ended his Air Force career, leaving him bitter and one drink away from becoming an alcoholic. When his sister asks for his help on a private protection case to babysit a disgraced pop star, Mav reluctantly agrees.
Deacon Daniels, onetime lead singer and idol to his teenage fans, saw his career and reputation ruined when a reporter’s exposé led to a devastating scandal. Without money or a job, a heartbroken Deacon has lost custody of his baby niece. And just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, a stalker’s threatening messages escalate to murder.
Mav only agreed to one meeting, but his protective instincts kick in, along with an attraction to Deacon. When the body count increases, however, Mav is unsure he is up to the task of protecting Deacon from a killer. But it is too late for Mav to step away, now that he’s lost his heart, and he must find the strength to reassure Deacon and his niece that they are in safe hands no matter the cost.


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~Release Day Review~The Strength of His Heart (Enhanced #4) by Victoria Sue~

 

42072399Title: The Strength of His Heart
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #4
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 214 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮3 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

To protect and serve…. All Vance Connelly ever wanted to do was continue his family’s tradition and join the Tampa Police Department, but his dreams were crushed the day he woke with the enhanced mark on his face. After years of struggling to adjust to life as an enhanced human, by a stroke of luck, he met Talon Valdez and became a proud member of the FBI’s Human Enhanced Rescue Organization.
Samuel “Angel” Piper is eager to leave his DEA undercover work behind as he joins the HERO team as Vance’s regular human partner. But Sam’s painful past is ever present, just below the surface of the life he has built for himself as an ambitious young agent. When the team investigates rumors of a new drug using enhanced blood, the case’s mysterious connection to Sam threatens not just his life but Vance’s.
Trust doesn’t come easy for Sam, but Vance is willing to fight to convince his partner that the strength of his heart might be the salvation they both need.


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~Release Day Review~Guarding His Melody (Enhanced World) by Victoria Sue~

 

40597479Title: Guarding His Melody
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced World
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Science Fiction
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

A standalone in the Enhanced World 
Deaf since childhood, Sebastian Armitage had a promising musical future until his dreams were shattered when he transformed at twelve years old. In a world where enhanced humans are terrorized and imprisoned, his life shrinks around him even more as he suffers the torment of his father’s experimental research to enable him to hear.
Gray Darling—struggling with the scars left by his experience in Afghanistan—agrees to provide short-term personal protection when anonymous threats escalate into assault on those closest to Seb.
As the lines between protection and attraction blur, Gray and Seb can’t ignore the intense feelings drawing them together. But secrets and betrayals might prove deadly, unless Gray is willing to risk it all. And Seb must find the strength to make his own future and sing his own song…


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~Release Day Review~ Beneath This Mask (Enhanced #3) by Victoria Sue~

 

33536685Title: Beneath This Mask
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #3
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 206 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal/Science Fiction
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBI’s exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his mom’s abandonment and his father’s fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesn’t trust Jake, his new regular human partner, with any of them. In a world where those with special abilities like Gael’s are regarded as freaks and monsters, it won’t be easy for him to rely on Jake to have his back, especially when the abilities of a vulnerable, enhanced, nonspeaking child make that child a murder suspect.
Tempers rise and loyalties are challenged, and when the serial killer targeting the enhanced finally sets his sights on Gael, not only will Gael have to trust Jake with his secrets, he might have to trust him to save his life.
 


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 After reading the first two books in this series, “Five Minutes Longer” and “Who We Truly Are”, which I both loved, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one!!!

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Now before I go further with my review, I would like to advise all to read books 1 and 2 first. Even though this book is about a different couple, it’s not a standalone and these books have a continuing storyline! No worries though…like I said, the first two books are pretty awesome. 😉


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~Series Reviews~Enhanced by Victoria Sue~

 

Enhanced Series

Check out this fantastic Series

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32856461Title: Five Minutes Longer
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.
Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.
Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.
Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.


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This book really took me by surprise. I absolutely loved it!!!

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Guess I am a huge sucker for badass men with superpowers!!This book kind of reminded me of the “Thirds” series, though it was completely different. For one…it’s not about shifters…It’s about “Enhanced Humans”.

What are “Enhanced Humans”, you say??

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Well, they are boys, who have yet to hit puberty, who wake up one day,  with a special ability (think X-men) and a mark on their face. There aren’t very many enhanced around, and the reason why and how this genetic condition manifests in some children is still unknown. What isn’t unknown, is that the enhanced are treated very poorly by the rest of the human population. As is often the case…people fear and hate what they don’t know…

Parents literally kick their kids out when they suddenly bare a mark. These kids are sent to “homes” and some with very special/dangerous powers are even send to “kiddie prison”.

The thought alone made me sick!!!

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Release Day Review~The Alpha Heir (Kingdom of Askara #2) by Victoria Sue~

 

34859095Title: The Alpha Heir
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Kingdom of Askara #2
Page Count: 306 pages
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Fantasy/Shifters
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Man and wolf. Sworn enemies in the battle for Askara. Can hate and betrayal ever lead to love?
Caleb Harken has spent six years wrongfully imprisoned for his father’s treachery. Tortured and reviled by the very wolf pack he should have been leading as Alpha, he is not surprised to learn he’s finally to meet his death at the hands of the human rebel leader, Taegan Callan.
Taegan gave up his dreams of a life-mate and a family after seeing too many humans butchered at the hands of the wolves—even if Caleb doesn’t seem to be the bloodthirsty savage he expects, and even if he starts to long for a different kind of future with the wolf.
Can Caleb become the Alpha he was always meant to be and lead his pack, or will he finally realize that winning his freedom means nothing when he has already lost his heart?


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I absolutely loved book 1, The Alpha King in this series. I am normally not a big fan of mpreg, but I made an exception for that one since it was so nicely done. 😉

Of course, when I found out that there was gonna be the second book in this series, I jumped on it.

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Even though this book is about a different couple than book 1, I would still advise reading the first book before starting this one. This mostly because of the world building that takes place in that one, but also because it’s an awesome book!!

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~Release Day Review~Who We Truly Are (Enhanced #2) by Victoria Sue~

 

35521245Title: Who We Truly Are
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 226 pages
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction/Military
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars up to 5

~Synopsis~

Talon’s deadly abilities are spiraling out of control. Desperate to keep Finn safe, Talon struggles to protect the man he loves with all his heart and not become the greatest risk to Finn’s life. 

Finn has no choice but to offer himself as bait for the evil forces kidnapping enhanced children, facing danger he is untrained and unprepared for, and he will have to do it alone. 

Does Talon have one last fight in him? Will he slay everyone who wants to destroy Finn and the team, or will he finally discover that to defeat their enemy and the ultimate threat, the biggest battle he has to face is one with himself?


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This series keeps its promise!!!

Imagine my fist bump when I discovered that Who We Truly Are picks up right where Five Minutes Longer left us. Not only plotwise, but also in being as amazing as the first book. 

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~Review~ The Alpha King by Victoria Sue

 

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****4 Stars****


I love shifter books, but I don’t read a lot of mpreg.

This is because most of the ones I did read (or started), were a big disappointment to me.  This book, however, I really enjoyed. The world-building and character development were very nicely done. I also really liked this author writing style. And even though I like my smut, this book wasn’t one big sex fest, it had content and a great storyline. It did have knotting , though….just so you know.

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Luca is the Alpha-heir and he has reached the age (25) to choose his Omega.

During the Choosing ceremony, he has to choose one of the Omega’s that are presented, to mate with. This will give him Alpha status and his powers. Problem is, that none of the Omega’s presented interest him. Like all werewolves, Luca is bi-sexual, but he prefers men. There are only two male Omega’s and they will probably be picked by the other Alpha. Doesn’t really matter anyway, because even the male Omega’s don’t hold his attention.

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Luca knows he has to pick one because if he doesn’t he won’t reach his Alpha status and he won’t be able to make the changes he desperately wants to make. Everything changes, though, when he catches the eyes of a human servant, who is about to be beaten. His whole world stops and he has only one thing on his mind…

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I really loved Luca and Kit together…

Though I have to say, that Luca made some dumbass mistakes. I forgave him (after he groveled), because well….It’s not every day that you become an Alpha King. Thankfully we also have Kit and he was really an amazing character. He was so strong and so loving.


The mpreg part was done very nicely, it was weird…but in a good way. 😛


A lot of things happen in this story and I could say so much more…but I won’t. I think that if you enjoy a good shifter story and you don’t mind the mpreg, then you should just give it a go yourself. I myself would love another book about Sam and Asher, who were awesome side characters in this book !!

Also a big”thank you” to Susan, who always recs the best books to me.

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~Review~ Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue

 

32856461Title: Five Minutes Longer
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Enhanced #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page Count: 216 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Reviewer: ~Simone~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.
Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.
Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.
Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.


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It was love at first sight…Umm, no, I am not referring to the two main characters, but to me and this book.

It was so insta-cover-love!!!

Yeah, I know, but I could not help myself. My eyes zoomed in on this book as soon as it popped up on the publisher site. Add the blurb to the mix and all I thought was ‘Yes, please! Give it to meeeeee!’…Now you just have to imagine me wiggling my grabby fingers and you get the right idea. And it did not disappoint. This book was so right up my alley!


It is a sad fact that people are quick to judge, fear and even hates the unknown.

They fight things they don’t know and don’t understand, even if it might affect their own children, relatives or best friends. In this case, it is enhanced humans with special and individual abilities you might even call superpowers. The abilities appear without prior warning, mainly in one’s youth and often overnight and those in question suddenly bear a mark, a small scar on their face. Parents who don’t dump their kids or even harm them are pretty rare and other people often consider the enhanced nothing less than monsters.

An agent with the FBI tries to build up a SWAT team consisting of enhanced humans partnered with a ‘normal’ person to unite their strength and cover all possibilities. It is still in a testing phase, for different reasons nobody is very fond of, not the enhanced team members and not even his own boss…At the same time, this test opens a chance for Finn Mayer, a young man with not diagnosed dyslexia, whose dream is a career with the FBI.


This story was like S.W.A.T. meets X-men meets The Fantastic Four.

I loved how Finn wormed his way into the team and into the heart of Talon, the team leader, with his sometimes innocent and naïve and at the same time smart and clever manner. Finn has a big and honest heart and although the team tries to put all kinds of obstacles in his way, he convinces each and every one of them at some point that he would be the right fit for their team. Sometimes his behavior was a tad too childish for me (he is 24 after all, not 18!), but since he realized it himself, it did not dim my enjoyment of the whole story.

And Talon?…A big badass team leader, built like a tank

Who became the man he is now because of his difficult past and who develops a soft spot for his partner. Honestly? What’s not to love about him? The way he treats Finn when they are together was adorable and the sex scenes were simply hot.

So, if you love a great mix of action and romance, an excellent worldbuilding and characters who turn from rather anti-heroes into H.E.R.O.E.S., this might be just the right book for you! And I’m still doing a happy dance here since I found out yesterday that this is the great start to a new series! I want to get my grabby hands on the next book ASAP because the other team members are more than interesting, so to speak.

I cannot wait to read more about them!

Highly recommended!

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