All Roar and No Bite – Review

All Roar and No BiteAll Roar and No Bite by Celia Kyle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. Kyle did an amazing job, as always. I enjoyed getting to know Van more, and I loved how Lauren was both sassy and vulnerable. She didn’t mind taking a bat to someone who richly deserved it, but she was also happy letting her bear step in to take care of her.

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My favorite authors…



I’ve been asked, quite often, who my favorite authors are. There are so many talented authors out there that I’m always reading something new, and I’ve discovered quite a few new authors (to me) just in this past year alone. It would take forever to list all of my favorite authors, but there are a few that I read on a regular basis. The minute a new release comes out, I’m downloading it to my Kindle or Nook.

I’d have to say that, lately, my number favorite author has been Laurann Dohner. She has several series that I enjoy immensely (New Species, Cyborg Seductions, and Riding the Raines). I’ve read a few others of hers, but those three are ones that I will download the moment they become available, and usually have them read that same day.

My second favorite is probably Eve Langlais. Again, there are  multiple series that I read (Freakn’ Shifters, Alien Mate, F.U.C., Welcome to Hell, and Cyborgs: More than Machines). I’ve found that once I start a series of hers, I can’t stop until I’ve devoured every book that’s currently published. Then I sit and wait, very impatiently, for the next one to come out.

And lastly, my third favorite author is Celia Kyle. I’ve enjoyed her Ridgeville series, but recently downloaded the first book in her Greer series and fell in love. But then, what isn’t there to love about shapeshifting bears? I’ve also read quite a few of her books that don’t fall into either of those series, such as Were What?, Hedging His Bets, and Battered Not Broken (just to name a few).

Well, as you can see I read romance but cover a wide range of sub-genres. Anything from sci-fi to cowboys to paranormal. Not that my reading material fits neatly into one of those three categories, but those are the big ones.

Recently, I’ve also read: Cheyenne McCray, Emma Jay, Eliza Gayle, Zenina Masters, Vanessa Devereaux, Dana Marie Bell, and Hazel Gower.

No Ifs, ands or Bears About It — review

No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It (Grayslake, #1)No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve always enjoyed bear shifter books, but I now have a new favorite! The heroine was sassy, the hero complex. I turned page after page wanting, no needing to find out what happened next. Unfortunately, that meant the book came to an end. I will anxiously be awaiting the next book in the series!


The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.

Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that.