Monday, 24 April 2017

The Enigma Series by Ditter Kellen

Enigma Series by Ditter Kellen

Ditter Kellen is a fairly new author to me, but I have placed every single one of her books in my TBR pile, even though I am reviewing 7 of the Enigma Series now, she still has quite a few books on my TBR pile, Book 8 of the Enigma series will be out on May 29th, I am really looking forward to it, it is already available for pre-order on some sites now. links at the end of this post.

Ditter Kellen is the bestselling author of the Enigma Series. To say she’s addicted to reading is an understatement. Her ebook reader is an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It's filled with dragons, shifters, vampires, ghosts and many more jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis. 
Ditter’s love of paranormal and outrageous imagination have conspired together to bring her where she is today…sitting in front of her computer allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves spinning them.
Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.

Enigma:What Lies Beneath Book 1

Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever. 
Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life. Amidst a deadly virus, seemingly impossible to stop, and a corrupt Government placing a price on their heads, Hauke and Abbie run for their lives, uncovering conspiracies, deceptions, and a love that won't be denied

My Review

I loved how the story was told from both the bad and the good side, Hauke our hero in this one, is now on my long list of book boyfriends, Abbie the female lead is a strong willed character and a great heroine, would highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good read in a quiet corner, you get pulled into this new world about the Bracadytes and their beautiful home Aukrabah.  It is well written and flows extremely well, This is the first of several, it sets up the world for you to enjoy, it is action packed from start to finish, definitely not for under 18s, none of this series is.

Naura: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 2)


As a Bracadyte Princess, Naura is forbidden to visit the surface. Until an explosion near her home in Aukrabah, leaves her injured and in the arms of a land walker named Anthony Vaughn. Recognising him as her mate, Naura will stop at nothing to be with Tony. Even if it means her life.
Anthony Vaughn doesn't exist. Having his family tortured before his eyes, and his past erased by the CIA, he no longer has a soul. The last thing he wants or needs is the responsibility of protecting the beautifully naive Naura from a ruthless Government that wants her head. Danger and seduction become a constant companion in a world of intrigue, conspiracy and a deadly epidemic that threatens to destroy them all

My Review

OK I think it's safe to say I am hooked, I have read two books in the space of just one day, just about to start my third, these books are really addictive and will pull you into their new world, each one so far has led you to the next without leaving you with that dreaded cliff hanger that we all hate, well I know I hate them, I love that's it's the same characters throughout, so get the feeling of family and sticking together, but still focusing on certain individuals in each book. Anthony Vaughn is the ultimate human spook, he does not exist, he can hide in a crowd, Naura is the perfect princess, coddled by her family, until the accident, when her life becomes action packed and full of love, Well worth reading, see you after the next one,

Vaulcron: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 3)


On a mission to save his people from being destroyed, Vaulcron must team up with a human reporter known as the Great White Shark. She's beautiful, cunning, and definitely hiding something. Vaulcron will do anything for his family, even if it means breeding with the one woman who can destroy them all. 
Mallory Cahill hasn't become the lead reporter of Channel Eight News by being weak. Feared by some and hated by many, she'll do anything to get the story, no matter whose toes she has to step on to achieve it. When Vaulcron, a Bracadyte prince, virtually falls into her lap, Mallory jumps at the chance to interview him. She doesn't count on falling for the gorgeous alien any more than she expects to be running for her life from the very government who had promised to protect her.

My Review

Book 3 tells the tale of Vaulcron and the great white shark Mallory, I am really enjoying this series, The Bracadyte world and the human world lock horns again in this one, This series would make a great film franchise, I imagine it as a film when I am reading, it has everything, I could easily get lost in this world, the series as a whole relates to two worlds colliding, the bracadyte and the human, good versus evil, the humans aren't evil but there are a select few who could give satan a run for his money, Vaulcron our hero is a typical alpha male with extra bite, our heroine takes no stick from anyone, a match made in heaven. You are going to love this series, I know I am.

Zaureth: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 4)


A legendary healer fully devoted to his people, Zaureth is one of the most powerful Bracadytes in Aukrabah. But his gifts come with enormous responsibilities and a heavy price—a vow of peace and celibacy. From the moment he meets Amy, a tiny human female born without sight, those vows are threatened. She calls forth every protective instinct he possesses, along with a desire he is powerless to deny.

Amy Brighton may have been born blind, but she doesn't need sight to know how she feels about the Bracadyte healer. Their first touch forges a connection between them too strong to resist. Now Amy must overcome a lifetime of dark uncertainty if she wants to live, and turn to the only light she will ever know. Zaureth...

My Review

My favourite so far in this series, I know I have said this on each one but this one is a true love story, there are ups and downs in most stories but Zaureth is a tortured soul who deserves his piece of heaven, I loved Zaureth in the other books, he has suffered in silence for many years, Amy is the one person who brings light to his life even though there is none in hers, he deserves this story, they both do. The story flows perfectly, there is just the right amount of action, love and that awesome happy ending.

Oz: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 5)

Raised by the Cuban cartel, Nicho “Oz” Ozele learned early on that it was far better to be feared than loved. Now he’ll use everything in his formidable arsenal to stay alive. Even if it means abducting the incredibly enticing sister of his most hated enemy. Wanted by the mob and running from the deadly Incola virus, Oz turns to the only family he has left—the Bracadytes.

Taken hostage by her father's killer, Maria wants nothing more than to see Oz dead for his crimes against her family. With all she has, she fights Oz at every turn. Until one night on the open water, he risks his life to save hers, forcing Maria to choose between the need for revenge and her heart’s strongest desire. 

My Review

Oz is a bit of an enigma to me, I know, I know, you don't have to tell me, but I wasn't sure about him, I really did not know what to make of him the first time I read about him in earlier books, but he grows on you, his troubles are more to do with the seedy side of humanity than Bracadyte, but the alien race does play a huge part in Oz's story, they are the only family he knows, so who else can he turn to? in his hours of need. Maria our heroine in this story is adamant she has to have her revenge on Oz, the story is full of action, the plot is full of turns and twists, Miss Kellen has turned me into a reader for life.

Gryke: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 6)

Half human, half alien, Gryke is the most vicious Bracadyte in Aukrabah. His hatred and distrust for the land walkers runs deep—especially for Fiona Henagar. The female Marine is smart, gorgeous, and self-sufficient. With every breath, she confounds him and attracts him. But when she steals the ancient Bracadyte scrolls, Gryke has no choice but to confront his feelings for her and go after her. 

Fiona Henagar doesn’t have time for love. She lives a life of duty to her country until her son, Andrew, is kidnapped by the government. Stealing the Bracadyte scrolls to pay off her son’s kidnappers, Fiona vows to stay one step ahead of Gryke—and her growing feelings for him. As they fight against government plots and spies, will they succumb to their deepest desires or will old prejudices tear them apart? 

My Review

I love all these unusual names, wonder if anyone has called their children one of these names, would be interesting to find out, Gryke made me cry, well he didn't, his story did, Thankyou for that Miss Kellen, there are not many words you can use for Gryke, he reminded me of a giant furry bear, with a soft side, which he hardly shows, a real big alpha male, top dog, don't mess with him, so Fiona is pushing her luck with him, she is a no nonsense kind of gal, who would do whatever she had to do for her son, this one has the best plotline, as a mother I really felt bad for Fiona, but because I fell in love with the Bracadyte people in the other books, she was a hard pill to take, I felt so sorry for these characters, glad they got that happy ending.

Braum: A SciFi Alien Romance (Enigma Series Book 7)


As the daughter of the vice president of the United States, Josie Reynolds must adhere to certain rules; very little interaction with the outside world, and definitely no contact with the deadly Bracadytes that live beneath. Until a chance meeting in the halls of the White House brings her face to face with the giant alien known as Braum. He's gorgeous, mysterious and undeniably dangerous. But the forbidden had always been Josie's weakness...

Watching the beautiful Josie from a distance is no longer enough for Braum. Though his head demands he stay away, his heart refuses to listen. Braum's entire world is turned upside down when he leaves with the vice president's daughter, and returns to Aukrabah. Danger, jealousy and desire all war together to create an explosion of passion that threatens to burn them alive. If they survive...

My Review
Braum is by far the best of the lot, this one deals with some awful truths in this world, domestic abuse, attempted rape, parental metal abuse, but Josie comes through it with the help of Braun, There are alot of ups and downs in this book, but I think because they are human problems, more than Bracadyte problems, more people will be able to associate better with it, Braun totally does it for me, the total package, he knows what he wants and goes and gets it, my kind of man, Josie is no shrinking violet, but she can't seem to catch a break, until Braun, Don't get me wrong this is definitely a love story, you won't regret reading it.

These books just keep going from strength to strength, I am hoping that there are several more in the series, no pressure Miss Kellen, but I am totally hooked, looking forward to book 8, Rykaur, don't forget he is out on May 29th, so that will be a late anniversary present to myself, unfortunately you can't pre-order on Amazon until about a week before he is out, but you can get pre-order him here from these retailers

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Thankyou for joining me on my journey with the Bracadytes, I will be reviewing Rykaur as soon as it becomes available.

My return to Blogger

Hi All,

I am Sorry to all my followers, but I have been on a-bit of a hiatus for the last 3 years or so, I took on a lot more responsibility at work, so between that and my family I had no time to continue with my blog unfortunately.  

That's about to change, but first a reason or two why.

Unfortunately due to health reasons I had to stop working last September, but a good thing came out of it, we moved house, so for the last 8 months we have been making our house a home and spending time with family and just enjoying life, I was recently contacted via Facebook messenger by a friend asking if I was still reading and reviewing and would I be interested in proof-reading again for her, it got me thinking, all these extra hours I have in the day, I could.  I still read and review, just not on my blog, so for the last few weeks I have been contemplating if I should start my blog up again, I have decided that YES I should, I enjoyed it so much, interacting with authors, readers and followers, it was a fabulous experience which I would like to have again, so I will be coming back within the next week, not only will I be reviewing and the usual interviews which I loved doing so much, by the way, but I have also decided to try my hand at proof-reading for any author who wants it, I have done it in the past, but never advertised that I had, but I enjoyed doing that too.  

As you know, my blog is called Paranormal Pleasures, but I read all kinds of genre, but paranormal or romance or better yet paranormal romance are my absolute favourite, I also enjoy erotica but then who doesn't? (hence the warning at the beginning of the blog, you have to be over 18 to read this blog, as some content is unsuitable for little eyes) but I am open to nearly all genres, the only thing I don't read are autobiographies or biographies, I love fiction more than life itself.

So if you would like me to read and review for you or would like an interview with yourself or one of your characters, which were very popular and gives your readers an insight into their favourite character, or even if it's just a release post you need, then Please get in touch, either through this blog or through facebook, I am also available for proof-reading, again you can reach me through here or facebook.

Well I can't wait to get on with it, I will be posting in the next couple of days, so Please look out for it.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Felicity Heaton and her Eternal Mates Series so far 1-7

Felicity Heaton

Eternal Mates Series

I was asked to read number 7 in this series, which you could read without the rest of the series but it would help you to read the rest of the series, as there are some characters you will want to meet first, this whole series has been a joy to read, I was introduced to Felicity through her "Her Angel Series" I love the way she writes, I felt like I was part of the story each and every time through that series and it is just the same with this series, I am really looking forward to reading Bleu's story, he is, in my mind the one to watch out for. 


Felicity Heaton is a NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best-Selling Author.

Felicity writes 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 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.

Kissed by a Dark Prince

Eternal Mates Series Book 1

Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for… 

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood. 

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is completed… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud. 

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them. 

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited a millenia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss? 


Well what can I say? I loved this one from the first line, "Olivia had never seen anything like the male specimen on the inspection table in front of her" to the last...... ah come on, that would be giving spoilers, which I hate to do, So Sorry not going to tell you, we are introduced to a few characters in this book, now my favourite is Bleu, which will yours be? Felicity has a writing style that is similar to alot of authors out there but she has a special twist which keeps you on the edge of your seat, would highly recommend this one to get you into the rest of the series and at a meagre 99p, it is a real bargain, as its 218 pages, with a snippet from book 2 at the end, well worth it.
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Claimed by a Demon King

Eternal Mates Series Book 2

The moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp. 

Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since. 

As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king? 


Book 2 is full of action, with wars between the realms in Hell, which we learn more about, King Thorne is just yum, nothing more to say about him, my favourite is still Bleu and he is in this one quite abit, so I am very happy, the characters are really well written, just like the first in this series, Sable has a choice in this one, lucky girl, King Thorne or Bleu, but when your Eternal Mate is one of them, there is only one choice, isn't there? or will work get in the way? I am loving this series the more I read the books in it, Highly recommended.

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Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Eternal Mates Series Book 3

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate. 

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince. 

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too. 

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever? 


Wow this book is filled with darkness, poor Prince Vain has been through so much, can he pull himself free and pursue that happiness we all want for him? In this book we learn about how low some demons will go in Hell to win, with pawns to help them succeed, this book gave me chills, Prince Vain is a very complex character, with many facets to his demeanour, a fantastic read, I could not put it down, I read it through the night, luckily I was off work the next day, but I didn't sleep I just got into Book 4.
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Hunted by a Jaguar

Eternal Mates Series Book 4

A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future. 

Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate. 

Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives? 


This one is about Kyter, we met him briefly previously as he is the owner of Underworld, the mortal bar which is frequented by several of the characters we have already met in the previous books in this series, I liked this one alot as Kyter is on a hunt, but it gets much more than he bargained for, the writing style does not change in any of the series so far, that is what I love about this whole series, everything interlocks and is just set perfectly, that must be one hell of a storyboard that the author has, would recommend to anyone after a great romance with adventure.
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Craved by an Alpha

Eternal Mates 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? 


I enjoyed this story as there was only fleeting glances of any of the other Eternal mates in the Series, which made this feel a llittle different, OK, there are no words for this one except it's a true love story over many continents and I love it, the author has depicted the war within himself (Cavanaugh) perfectly in my mind and the true love that he feels for Eloise is portrayed wonderfully, the problems with being Alpha and what that entails are brought to the forefront of this story as this causes issues which need to be addressed, Eloise is a perect heroine, she isn't a simpering female but one under duress, which is another reason this is a great story, I would recommend this to all, my favourite so far.
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Bitten by a Hellcat

Eternal Mates Series Book 6

Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 6) 
The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling he’ll be the one paying for helping her—with his heart. 

Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and she’s one kitty who doesn’t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell. 

Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever? 


I enjoyed this story just not as much as the rest, I didn't feel the Eternal Mates vibe in this one until a way into the book, I did love there was a Hellcat in it and witches, a little different to the norm, it was written in the same style, again the story flowed perfectly, more characters were introduced which I love as it could mean more stories, I would give this one at least an 8 out of 10, where as the others were a definite 10.
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Taken by a Dragon

Eternal Mates Series Book 7

Possessed by a need to save a beautiful Amazon warrior from the vision he witnessed, Loke snatched her from the midst of the battle between the Third and Fifth realm of the demons, and carried her to his home deep in the black mountains of Hell to protect her. But as the fierce little female awakens, he finds she’s anything but grateful, and his dragon instincts roar to life to warn she might be more to him than an enemy—she might be his fated female. 

Anais remembers meeting a handsome warrior in the heat of battle, a man who was her enemy but who looked at her with eyes that held dark heat and wicked promises. When she wakes to find that same dragon shifter has taken her captive, desire is the last thing on her mind, but escaping him to return to Archangel, the hunter organisation she works for, sounds less than appealing when he reveals the reason he took her—to stop her from dying. 

Can Loke protect Anais from the dangers of his realm and how far will he go to save her from the future he keeps witnessing? Can Anais resist the fierce attraction that burns between them as hot as fire and stay true to Archangel or will her heart be taken by the dragon? 


I love this one, I really enjoy it when the female lead is not a simpering fool, Anais is definitely not one of them, she is kickass in the first degree and is not afraid to go up against anything, mortal or immortal,  if its for the right reasons, she is very career motivated but that adds to her qualities, Loke is delish, what is there not to love, Dragons my favourite thing at the moment, I have loved all the books in this series, the covers are all delicious, the storylines are all very well planned out, each book leads us on to another book, I am really looking forward to Bleu's story, I hope it won't be too long, I believe that if I had to compare Felicity Heaton to any other author it would be Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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