Blog Tour and Book Review: Hellfire (Sin City Wolf #4) by January Bain
GENRE: paranormal romance, billionaire werewolf
January Bain will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The entry link is provided at the end of the post.
Amara St. Clair is just out for a rare night of fun on the Vegas Strip. But when she discovers her fun-loving side in the Glitter Palace casino, a life-altering altercation with a deadly ancient vampire leaves her lying unconscious in an alley near the famous casino. Doctor, geneticist and genealogy expert Dante Luceres, dedicated to research that will keep his fellow werewolves safe and healthy, is attending a mandatory yearly event of the House of Luceres. Coming across Amara, he saves her life, though vampires and werewolves are forbidden from interfering with each other in the supernatural world. There are dire consequences for interfering with another supe’s domain, and he expects that soon both the vampires and the werewolves will be after them, but he can’t leave the beautiful, vivacious little human to suffer alone.
Drawn to each other, the pair must hide from the world. But with everyone against them, including Dante’s clan and an evil vampire hellbent on having Amara for his own, how can they find a path to a shared future…and true happiness?
“Wait! We’re going the wrong way.”
“My Harley’s out back. Quickest way out of town.”
“I’m wearing a dress. And I’d prefer an Uber or cab. No offense, but I don’t know you.” She jerked her arm to pull away, but I hung on.
“You’re in mortal danger. I’ll figure out the explanation for all this”—I gestured between us—“later when I have access to records and blood testing.”
“Blood tests? What are you talking about? And why does it affect you?”
She exaggerated my hand movements demonstrating the connection between us back in my face. I did note that her hand also trembled, causing an odd emotion to come over me. She was trying to be brave, but it was costing her.
“Are you suggesting that you are not in touch with your obvious physiological responses?”
Anything was possible in this alternative world she’d just had thrust on her. Perhaps she wasn’t aware she had become aroused. Or refused to admit it. It didn’t matter, neither of us would be acting on it in this lifetime.
“You don’t understand. That beast that attacked you? He’s coming back, and he won’t be alone. I have to get you away right now.” I added a sense of urgency to my tone in efforts to persuade her.
She did look around with a more constrained expression, as if the boogey man was going to jump her.
“Don’t worry. I won’t let them take you.”
“Why would they take me? That makes no sense.” She had the cutest way of wrinkling her nose that made it wiggle a bit.
“You look like a movie star.”
“Yeah, right!” Now she gave a grimace as if I were fucking around with her.
“Yes. Marilyn Monroe. Only with dark hair. In a blonde wig, you’d be able to pass for identical twins. Your features, perfectly aligned and symmetrical, are above average in scope and dimension.”
I pointed at her face, as if drawing with my fingers in the air. “The distance between your eyes in one exact eye, the length of your face equals three noses. Space from the lower eyelid to the upper eyelid is the same as space between the upper eyelid and eyebrow. Also demonstrated to perfection. And width of the face across the cheeks is equal to two lengths of the nose. Finally, eyebrows begin on the same line as the corner of the eye nearest to the nose. There you have it, a perfect oval face!” I always appreciated sharing such proof positive.
Instead of thanks for pointing out her perfection, what did I get but a rolling of her eyes before she burst into gales of laughter?
“Is that the line you try on women to get them into bed, by any chance?”
My Review: 4 Stars
I was interested in this book because the author is published under the same publishing group as my first novel, Grayality. I was excited to see what my publisher and the author had to offer in this super sexy romance. If readers are looking for passion, erotica and forbidden love, they are in for a good treat.
Dante is a shapeshifter who can change into a wolf. He comes from a wealthy, powerful family and can spend his days focusing on the work he loves, which is scientific research. He wants the wolves to experience never-ending life as the vampires enjoy. Too obsessed with his job, he has written off any chance for romance, arrogantly believing he is immune. But the wolves have forever mates, and Dante is no different. Except, his true love just happens to be a vampire.
Amara is a young woman devoted to her career in the publishing industry and worried about her inevitable decline from ALS. When she is attacked and bitten by a seditious vampire named Akar, her life is forever changed. Luckily, Dante intervenes, running Akar off and taking Amara back to his place as she undergoes the transformation into vampirism. Despite the physical pain and reluctance to believe her fate, Amara cannot deny the immense yearning she has for Dante. The two lovers are compelled toward each other immediately. There’s only one problem. Wolves are forbidden to mate with vampires. Also, Akar is not giving up his infatuation with Amara that easily.
Learning about the world of vampires, wolves and even witches was fun. The author provided a scientific-sounding explanation for all the biological changes and rules. Dante was a believable character. I have been guilty of drowning myself in my work to the point of negligence of love and dating. It made sense that the one to win his heart would have to be unique. Someone like him wouldn’t just fall for anybody. The author kept the excitement going as Amara and Dante are under constant attack, and the future of their relationship stays uncertain throughout the novel. The author wove in lots of sensual sex scenes for readers who love erotica. Overall, the novel succeeded in providing a smooth flow of entertainment. I would recommend this book to romance readers.
About the Author
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full-blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination.
If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.
If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…
Blog Address - http://januarybainjourney.blogspot.ca/
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January Bain will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for organizing this tour. Thanks to the author for providing a free copy of the book to review.
Full Tour Schedule:
November 28: Read Your Writes Book Reviews November 29: Erotica For All November 30: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read December 1: Sandra's Book Club December 2: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love December 5: Literary Gold
December 16: Carey PW LGBTQIA Author review