What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Masters of Time series

Dark SeductionBrenda Joyce

Highland warriors sworn to protect innocence through the ages...

Malcolm of Dunroch has been chosen by the secret Brotherhood, a nameless society of pagan knights sworn to defend mankind. He is a novice to his extraordinary - and dangerous - powers. But he has already broken his vows - for an innocent woman's death is on his hands. Malcolm is determined to fight his dark sexuality, denying himself all pleasure .. until fate sends him another Innocent, the beautiful bookseller, Claire Camden.

Desire is the first weapon

Since her mother's murder, Claire has done everything possible to make a safe, secure life for herself in a city where danger lurks on every street corner, especially in the dark of the night. But nothing can prepare her for the powerful and sexy warrior who sweeps her back into his time - a treacherous, frightening world where the hunters and the hunted are one and the same. Claire needs Malcolm to survive, yet she must somehow keep the dangerously powerful Master at arm's length. For she has no wish to die in his bed like the others - in the throes of dark, forbidden pleasure ..
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Dark Rival

Highland warriors sworn to protect innocence through the ages...

A golden man, he is called Black Royce - a battle hardened solider of the gods. His vows are his life - until he is sent to New York to protect a Healer from those who would use her powers for themselves. The moment Royce sees beautiful, feisty Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness - and he is right.

Destiny is a dangerous thing

Allie Monroe is more that an heiress. She is a Healer, willing to do anything to save victims of the evil that lurks in the city at night. But alone, she can only do so much - until destiny sends her the darkest Highlander of them all. Then evil strikes and Royce is destroyed before Allie's eyes. Now Allie will do anything to save Royce - even if it means going back in time to a dark, dangerous world to be with him. And confronting their enemies could cost not only their lives, but also their love - for all eternity

Dark Embrace

A Highland warrior sworn to protect innocence throughout the ages...

Aidan, the Wolf of Awe, has abandoned the Brotherhood and forsaken his vows. Feared by all and trusted by none, he hunts alone, seeking vengeance against the evil that destroyed his son. He has not saved an Innocent in sixty-six years - until he hears Brianna Rose's scream of terror across centuries and leaps to modern-day Manhattan to rescue her...

Her seduction... his salvation.

Brie spends her time fighting evil from the safety of her laptop - and fantasizing about the medieval Highlander she met just once. She is also a gifted empath. Still, her life is pretty ordinary - until she awakens one night consumed with Aidan's pain and rage - which she is feeling across centuries! And when Aidan suddenly appears in the city and takes her hostage, Brie cannot believe how dark and dangerous he has become. She knows she should be afraid, but instead, she will fight across time for his redemption... and his love

Dark Victory

A Highlander driven by vengeance

A dark, ruthless Highlander, the Black Macleod has refused his destiny. His life is revenge for the massacre of his family. His enemies' insults - that he is a man in stone - only amuse him. But Fate is impatient, and when a woman from another time dares to summon him, he cannot resist her powers - or her...

The woman who will save him.

A schoolteacher by day, Tabitha Rose uses her magic to protect others by night. When the vision of a dark Highlander, bloody and burned, appears to Tabby, she know she has been called to help him, no matter how frightening he might be. But what Tabby doesn't expect is to be taken against her will to his dark violent time. And when evil begins to stalk her, she realizes she must fight for far more than his destiny - she must fight for her love...

Dark Lover

A broken man

Ian MacLean's arrogance hides a terrible secret - for decades he was held prisoner by demons. Not a day goes by that he isn't tormented by his darkest fear of powerlessness. Now he is about to sell to the highest bidder a page he has stolen from the Book of Power - if one woman doesn't stop him.

Every Rose woman has her destiny.

Slayer Samantha Rose's latest mission is to recover the stolen page - and to get payback from the only man who's ever rejected her. What she hasn't counted on is the raging attraction between them - or her growing realization of what Maclean has survived. As the powers of the evil from his past gather, Sam will do anything to help him - even if it means following him into time and facing his worst nightmares with him.

This was the very first series that I read which featured Highlanders. I only bought one of the books and all it took was one day before I was hooked and begging for more. I really enjoyed
this series and was a little hesitant at first about the time travelling theme but now I know that the books wouldn't have been so juicy and spectacular without it. What an amazing group of people. Each book was filled with action and intrigue and you could drown in the romance and sexual tension. Each couple faced their challenges with the stubbornness and audacity that you come to expect from your heroines and heroes. I love the whole concept of there being a tortured alpha male who has become hardened by life and the woman that finds him and eventually heals his heart. I never get tired of it and this series delivered that and then some. I love reading books where the women have spine and sass, who have no problem fighting for the man they love, even when it means fighting that man. The women of each book were strong and oftentimes defiant and it made the battles they had extremely entertaining. Of course a review wouldn't be a review without me mentioning the men in the books and I have just one word for you - ADDICTING. These men were in your face sexy, with brogues that would curl your toes. They were power personified and had me each night praying that when I opened my eyes the next morning, I'd have a Master of Time of my own. The author did such a good job creating these stories and of drawing me into the thick of it, emotions and all. She has the strong Alpha male down to a science and if I'm being honest, she had me so enthralled I refused to skim through the steamy parts because I wanted the full experience. She had me so hooked that it opened up the way for my Highlander obsession that is still going strong. These books are passionate to the core and I'll read them over and over again. Oh and just as a side note - my favorite book was Dark Lover. Ian Maclean was positively glorious!! He had me wanting to reach into the book to save him and aching to be the focus of his attentions. If you can read only one, this is the one I'd chose.

Ratings: 5 stars and 4.5 hearts

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