It's been a few months since I sat down and read - I haven't had the inner peace to engulf myself in a book. This week my batteries ran out, the inner ones - not the ones in my computer or anything, lol - and I decided to take a break and look at my TBR pile. I opened a number of books, read the first couple of pages, and discarded them. Not necessarily because there was something wrong with them; they didn't fit my frame of mind.
I started to read Tiffinie Helmer's Impact, and found myself engulfed after a few pages. Soon, I was laughing out loud. This morning I started to read her novel Moosed Up, and didn't want to go to work because I needed to keep reading.
The books take place in Alaska, and considering I hate snow, cold, and darkness, Helmer's making me want to go there is quite a feat! Both Impact and Moosed Up contain more graphic sex scenes than I usually read. They also contain more humour. In one scene, the heroine is trapped inside her house by a very large moose grazing her lawn, and she tries to scare it away through throwing apples. The moose, of course, thinks this is great! Who doesn't want a free apple?
The characters are well developed and believable, and you can tell the author knows what she's talking about when she describes the environment. The books are short enough to finish in one evening, and left me wanting more. I definitely recommend them!
In order to survive a plane crash, the elements, and predators, they'll have to survive each other first.
State Trooper Skip Ozhuwan has waited five years to reunite with Wren
Terni, the woman he's always loved. Flying back home for his sister's
wedding with only him and Wren in a chartered bush plane guarantees
he'll have her undivided attention.
Ever since Skip arrested her
five years earlier, Wren vowed never to lay eyes on him again. She's
gotten sober and made a life for herself that she's proud of. Seeing
Skip now throws her into a tailspin.
When the plane crashes,
they are forced to battle a violent arctic storm, outwit predators, and
dispose of a dead body. They must find a way to get past their
differences if they are to survive to have a future together.
That is, if they don't kill each other first.
Stay out of the woods...the moose are loose and the men are hungry.
Practitioner Eva Stuart’s life is messed-up. She found her fiancé in
bed with her best friend Jeremy, which has killed her confidence as a
desirable woman and brought her judgment into question when it comes to
men. Needing a change of scenery, she leaves Cincinnati behind for the
wilds of Alaska and opts for running a medical clinic in a remote town.
Her life quickly changes from messed-up to moosed-up as nature takes a
stab at her.
Wildlife Refuge Officer Lynx Maiski is big... and
hot... and hungry for a mate. He’s more than willing to show Eva just
how sexy she is. After all, sometimes what a street-smart woman really
needs is a forest-smart mountain man. But he’s keeping a secret that
seems destined to ruin his chances at love.
Soon they are
dealing with small town interference, a sun that refuses to set, deadly
poachers, out of control lust, and a matchmaking moose on the loose.
Moosed Up on Amazon