Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ignited (The Ignited Series Book 1) by Desni Dantone

Ignited (The Ignited Series Book 1) by [Dantone, Desni]

Synopsis via Amazon:

Seventeen year old Kris Young is on the run from a throng of superhuman golden-eyed freaks hell-bent on seeing her dead, and she doesn't know why. Good thing she has her guardian angel to protect her...sort of.

Kris is aided by Nathan, the mysterious man that ends up being anything but angelic when he rescues her for the fourth time in fourteen years. Even if the handsome hero illusion is shattered by his harsh treatment of her, he knows how to fight this strange enemy and is determined to keep her safe at all costs. 
As the body count rises in their wake, Nathan introduces Kris to a world in which not everyone is human and the battle lines between good and evil are clearly drawn. Kris's piece in the puzzle is something neither is aware of and, as they uncover the truth, neither is prepared for what they find. Overcoming twists and revelations that shatter both of their lives, they discover that nothing is as it seems and nothing, least of all their hearts, are safe. 

Miss Dantone is a new author to me. It was the synopsis of this book that really intrigued me. The basic good v. evil isn't what pulled me in. It was the mysterious man that rescues this teenager four times in fourteen years. So, it was the suspense and supernatural that really piqued my interest. And it held my interest.
Miss Dantone delves into teenage romance without including the sex and turmoil that seems so popular in the YA movies and television shows these days. She is realistic in the expectations of a teen age romance. The story line is kept alive with suspense. intrigue, strong characters, and  an interesting take on the supernatural world.
Miss Dantone does not follow the traditional supernatural world of vampires. werewolves, and other shape shifters. She brings a breath of fresh air to the world of the supernatural.
This is a book worthy of a cozy corner, a cup of tea, and a comfortable blanket.

Explosive Forces: A K-9 Rescue Novel by D.D. Ayres

Explosive Forces: A K-9 Rescue Novel by [Ayres, D. D.]

Synopsis via Amazon:

Danger is heating up…

When Carly Reese’s beloved fashion boutique catches fire, she sees her dreams go up in smoke. The good news is that Carly was saved from the flames by a barking dog nearby. She soon discovers the heroic pooch is a trained K-9 who’s guarding his unconscious partner …a gorgeous firefighter who ends up in Carly’s arms.

Noah Glover and his K-9 are a fearless duo, and Noah has clearly met his match with the brave, beautiful Carly. Soon they team up to track down the arsonist behind the blast – a psychotic criminal who’s intent on framing Noah. Meanwhile, the sparks between Noah and and Carly could ignite a five-alarm fire. Should they smother their feelings in the name of justice…or fan the flames of passion? 

Miss Ayres brings us Book #5 in her K-9 Rescue Series.

Miss Ayres is a great romance author, but this is not only a romance, there is also a bit of suspense to it.
There is always a bit of education in Miss Ayres K-9 Rescue series and this is not an exception. Explosive Forces introduces the reader to the special bond between a service dog and a military veteran who is determined to overcome his acquired disability.
While most romance stories have  obstacles that the hero and heroine must overcome, Miss Ayres has created a kind of "whodunit". For me this added to the reading adventure and enjoyment.
I think as the reader tries to figure the puzzle out, they become more invested in the characters and story. Add to this a HOT cop, spunky heroine, and adorable furry friend, you get a book that is impossible to put down.
I know this is a short review compared to my other reviews, but there really isn't a better way for me to let everyone know that Miss Ayres has brought us another heart felt, heart touching story.

I received a free copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.