Eli Drake was banished from his pack three years ago, and now he does mercenary work with a group of lethal friends. While sitting in a Texas bar he thinks he is hallucinating when he sees Carla Reyes, the half-breed wolf seared into his soul. His pack is in trouble and she wants his help, but she doesn’t want him, and he is determined to change her mind.

Eli is one rugged, sexy, and lethal Lycan. His alpha nature is appealing, but it is obvious he is troubled and running from his past. I liked the character because he goes above and beyond to give protection to those in need. Carla Reyes was shattered when Eli left her behind with a half formed bond. What I admired about her is that she is one hell of a warrior herself. I understand her trust issues, but frankly there were moments I wanted to throttle her!

This is the first Bloodrunners book I have read, and it stood alone fairly well. I do wish I would have read the series from the start and learned more of the pack’s history, and the bonds between the characters. I adore everything shifter and was really pleased with this read. Byrd is able to coax out the best and worst from her characters, and the reader quickly forms connections with them. It also helps that action and passion are not in short supply. Dark Wolf Returning was an easy read for me, holding my attention until the last page was turned. I am making a note to go back and put the series on my TBR list. I have high hopes that Byrd will eventually bring us the stories of Eli’s group of mercenaries. I found them fascinating and extremely entertaining!

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Publication Date: August 1, 2014
When werewolf Eli Drake is banished from his pack, he leaves a devastated and heartbroken Carla Reyes behind. Three torturous years later, she tracks him down to a hole-in-the-wall Texas bar—the pack is in trouble and war is on the horizon. Carla needs Eli’s help, but wants nothing more to do with him—even though he’s as ruthless, domineering and sexy as ever….
Eli hasn’t forgotten Carla. And the partial bite he gave her their last night together has had him lying awake nights imagining her sumptuous curves and supple lips. But Carla wants their bond broken, no matter the cost. Now, as they join forces, dare Eli hope that he can claim a future he never dreamed possible?


Prince of Demons 3 is the final installment in the Prince of Demons quick release trilogy. Lana and Brave’s adventures are far from over, and there is now a real threat to their safety. The harrowing experiences they have will either bring them closer together or drive a wedge between them.

Lana and Brave’s characters really grew on me throughout the trilogy and it was nice to see some familiar characters from the Order of the Black Swan as well. Lana has really adjusted to her new reality and Brave was absolutely charming. Being a human raised by demons he is not really familiar with the English language and common sayings. I must admit I was entertained by his moments of confusion.

As I expected Danann once again delivered on the action. I would have loved to see just a little more heat, because Brave is really kind of tasty! My favorite thing about this last chapter was the laugh out loud moments when Lana and Brave were interacting with one another. The jury is still out on whether or not I liked this as a trilogy or would have preferred it as a whole book. I am leaning toward the latter; although the first two cliffhangers were exciting I believe had it been released as a whole book the ending would have had more of an impact on me. On a whole I enjoyed the story and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Danann brings us next!

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(amazon.com)
Publication Date: January 19, 2015
WISHES ARE MYSTERIES FILLED WITH SHADOWS and LIGHT.
The third and last part of the Prince of Demons trilogy. Lana seeks out The Order’s best witch tracker for help. She hopes to reunite with Brave for a calmer, quieter courtship, the goal being a happily ever after for a prince of demons and a Dallas finance manager turned adventurer. That’s when the adventure really begins.


Cavanaugh never wanted to be his pride’s alpha; he just wanted his best friend Eloise. Cavanaugh knew that because of her status in the pack he could never have her as a mate if he remained the head of the pack so he walked away with the intention of returning to Eloise when he no longer had the right to be alpha. His plans are changed when Eloise hunts him down to bring him back to the pack so he can dispatch their brutal leader.

 

In the last book my heart ached for Cavanaugh. He appeared so sad and lonely, and now we know what his life was missing. I love the personality that Eloise brings out in him. We get a glimpse of him being almost completely carefree. It makes him even more attractive! Eloise was devastated when Cavanaugh walked away. I liked her character a lot. She is a female who is honorable in the way that she is willing to give up what her heart wants in order to save her people.

 

Heaton gives her readers another wonderful love story. It was sad seeing this charismatic couple separated because of their sense of duty. It was sweeter watching them fight for what they wanted. Ms. Heaton writes in a way that really gets the reader invested in the characters, and her storylines keep them exciting. I have enjoyed the series so far and I am looking forward to more Eternal Mates!

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(from amazon.com)

 

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 5)

Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.

Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.

Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.

Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?

Felicity Heaton's Craved by an Alpha Blog Barrage
Craved by an Alpha, the fifth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Find out how to enter the Craved by an Alpha international giveaway (ends February 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Here’s more about Craved by an Alpha, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.

Craved by an Alpha

Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.

Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.

Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.

Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?

Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Excerpt

 

Cavanaugh looked up through the trees, checking the light level. It had taken most of the day to find a vehicle, purchase all the equipment they needed, and drive the seven hours up the track. In just over an hour, it would be dark. They would have to stop and make camp. Near to the river would be the best place to set up the small tent he had purchased and start a fire, but also the most dangerous. Countless predators made the forest their home, big cats among them, and many of them hunted along the water where their prey would come to drink.

He could smell them in the area. Tigers. Leopards. Even clouded leopards. None of them would take well to him and Eloise being in their territory. The tigers were the biggest threat. They had been known to take human prey in the past, when times had been tough for them, and had spread their territory far and wide, even up to altitude in places, clashing with the territory of the snow leopards.

The trail ended two miles deeper into the forest, at a large pool that glittered at the base of a short waterfall. This was as far as the locals went, coming here to try their luck fishing. He had met a few once, years ago, on his way down from the mountain. They hadn’t seemed surprised to see someone coming from a direction where nature prevailed and no humans ventured. He suspected that the legends the locals believed in were based on his pride and those legends were woven deep into their traditions and religion. They had known what he was, but they respected him and his kind.

Eloise distracted him from his memories by clambering up the enormous boulders that formed a wall ahead of him. He stared at her backside, cupped tightly in her trekking trousers. He might have purchased a size smaller than he should have, but he had known she wouldn’t dare complain about how tight and revealing they were. It was the first time he felt that being an alpha was a perk, not a punishment.

She leaped to another boulder and scaled the next one with ease.

Snow leopard shifters were agile climbers in both of their forms, and he had always loved climbing with her, scaling the dangerous mountains that surrounded the village in the hidden valley high above this forest. There were ledges on the mountains that offered the most incredible and breathtaking views across the Himalayas.

Her boot slipped and he was behind her in a single leap, his hands pressed against her backside to stop her from falling. She gasped and turned wide honey-coloured eyes on him, a blush climbing her cheeks before she recovered and stole her body from his grasp, ruining the moment. She hauled herself back towards the rocks and up them, away from his hands.

Hands that ached to touch her again, to explore every inch of her at his leisure, together with his lips.

“Damned new boots,” she muttered and was more careful as she clambered up the rocks, placing each foot with caution.

When she had reached the top, she looked back down at him. He grinned and ascended the treacherous rocks in a few leaps, using his superior strength and agility to make easy work of it. She huffed under her breath and stalked on ahead of him, evidently not impressed by his display of manliness.

Cavanaugh shrugged and followed her, his senses split between her and their surroundings now that they were heading deeper into the forest, away from the farmland and the humans.

He closed the distance between them as the terrain turned hilly, the ascents and descents steep and muddy, making it tough going as they continued to track the river through the forest covering the valley. He helped her as much as she would let him, growing increasingly frustrated whenever she refused to accept his assistance. Back in the day, she had never hesitated to take his hand when he had offered it or his help whenever she had slipped. Was it because she could only see him as her pride’s alpha now?

He wasn’t that male, not when he was with her.

He was just Cavanaugh.

The air grew humid as they followed the river. The evening light danced across its rippling surface, making it look like liquid gold. He drew in a deep breath, catching the scents of the animals and all the different plants and trees, refreshing his memory of this place he had called home for a century.

It was beautiful, but tarnished now.

His reason for being here, and everything that had happened, had ruined it for him, stealing something away from the stunning scenery. The mountains called to him, rising high above the forest that surrounded him, their snow-capped peaks piercing the golden sky, but he no longer felt the deep need to answer that call, to rush up to their pinnacles and see the world as they did.

He was happier down here, in the forest.

Truthfully, he was happier miles away from this place that no longer felt like his home.

Eloise looked back at him, the sight of her soothing him and chasing away his heavy thoughts.

The forest drew back from the river ahead of them, leaving a wide earth bank on their side that gave way to pebbles and then rounded stones by the water.

“We can camp ahead.” Cavanaugh scanned the forest with his senses. “I’ve camped here a few times.”

It smelled different now though. The territories of the cats that made this area their home had shifted.

Movement across the river caught his eye and his gaze snapped there, his senses on high alert. A small leopard cat broke cover, spotted him and dashed back into the scrub. They weren’t much bigger than a domestic cat and were definitely not a threat to him and Eloise.

She set her backpack down in the middle of the dirt bank and rubbed her shoulders. He would do that for her if she asked. Gods, he would do it for her if she didn’t ask. He would do anything to get his hands back on her and break down the damned wall that stood between them. He dumped his backpack and stretched, a sliver of pleasure flowing through him as he loosened up. He wasn’t looking forward to the ascent ahead of him, not with so much gear. He would have to stash most of it somewhere rather than trying to carry it up the mountain path.

His gaze drifted along the wide slow river, hopping from boulder to boulder that dotted the water, and then up over the trees to the mountains in the distance ahead of him.

He was running out of time.

There had to be a way to get Eloise to look at him and see him as the man she had known all her life, the one who belonged to her if she would have him, and not her alpha.

He sighed and set the tent up as he pondered that, and then left her to handle the fire as he looked at the river. It had been a hard trek and he needed to wash up before settling down to a delicious meal of protein bars. The crystal clear water was just too inviting to resist.

He wanted to cool off with a swim.

If all went to plan, Eloise would join him.

 

Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:

Author Bio

 

Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

FelicityHeaton.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon

 

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February 1

To Hell and Back (Mel Goes to Hell series Book 4) by  Demelza Carlton

Wolf Born by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Bound by Blood: Oriana’s Curse by Tracey H. Kitts

Sentinels: Alpha Rising (Sentinels series Book 7) by Doranna Durgin

A Light in the Darkness (Black Rose series) by Laura Morgan

Observing Rielle (Awakening Rielle Book 2) by Crystal Cierlak

Unbound (The Alex Crocker Series Book 3)  by Lauren Grimley

 

February 2

Immortal Flame (Hell to Pay) by Jillian David

Parvati: February (Mystic Zodiac Book 2) by Brandy Walker

The Stars For Valentine’s Day (The Journeyman’s Way) by Trinity Blacio

Pleasure (Dark Alpha 2) by Alisa Woods

Rise & Fall (THIRDS Book 4) by Charlie Cochet

 

February 3

Hunter Reborn (Moon Shifter Series Book 5) by Katie Reus

Casually Cursed (A Southern Witch Book 5) by Kimberly Frost

The Accidental Dragon (Accidentally Paranormal #9) by Dakota Cassidy

Hunger’s Mate (The Shadow Shifters Book 5) by A. C. Arthur

Overcome (Breeds) by Lora Leigh

Jaguar Pride (Heart of the Jaguar Book 4) by Terry Spear

Bear Witness (Pearson Security #1) by Michele Bardsley

 

February 5

Lover in a Bottle by Shona Husk

Prymal Passion by Jianne Carlo

STRANGE MAGIC (The MAGIC series Book 2) by Michelle Mankin

 

February 10

Deep Space Encounters 2: Rescuing Natacha by Selena Blake

Spirit of the Pride (Pryde Ranch Shifters Book 1) by T.J. Michaels

SHIFT by Karina Espinosa

 

February 14

Saved By The Alpha by Alex Owens

The Dearly Departed Dating Service by Rae Renzi

Blur (The Elan Series Book 2) by Tracie Roberts

 

February 15

Immortal Kiss by Laura Daleo

Guardian’s Shadow (Fire and Snow Book 3) by Khloe Wren

My Partner and Me (shifters and partners Book 2) by Hollis Shiloh

 

February 17

Bear Attraction: A Shifters Unbound Novella by Jennifer Ashley

The Master (The Game Maker Series Book 2) by Kresley Cole

Fashionably Dead in Diapers: Hot Damned Series Book 4 by Robyn Peterman

Luscious: Dominant Blood – Renaissance Clan by Elizabeth Drake

Black Wolf’s Revenge (Silver Wolf Clan) by Tera Shanley

Tears of Crimson (New Orleans Vampire Bar Book 1) by Michelle Hughes

Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates #6) by Felicity Heaton

Tattered Loyalties (Talon Pack Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Grizzly Love: Big Bear Romance (Kodiak Point #5) by Eve Langlais

 

February 23

Angel/Hiss (Bayou Heat Box Set Book 7) by Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy

Lion’s Share (Wildcats Book 1) by Rachel Vincent

 

February 24

Cursed by Fire: The Immortal Brothers by Jacquelyn Frank

The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire Book 21) by Lynsay Sands

A Dangerous Fury (The Sentinel Demons Book 3) by J. S. Scott

When Irish Eyes Are Haunting: A Krewe of Hunters Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Heather Graham

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