Friday, August 6, 2010

ARC Review: The Beast Within ~ Jennifer Lyon

This book is written by three marvelous authors...

Erin McCarthy, Bianca D'Arc and Jennifer Lyon

I will be reviewing Jennifer's section of the book.... Right now. This is an ARC I received from Jennifer Lyon.

“Redeeming The Wizard” by Jennifer Lyon

Gage Remington was once a powerful wizard; now he’s a recluse who keeps the world at bay. But when Mira Tate arrives at Gage’s door, she stirs in him an attraction he can’t deny. Soon, Gage will risk everything to keep Mira close—even the secret that may be his ruin…

I obtained the above information from Jennifer's web site (here).

Oh gosh, this is an amazing story. So amazing that I read it in one night... Yea, as in a few hours. I could not put down... I think my house could have been on fire and I would have not moved. This story rocks apples.

I mean you have Mira ~ a woman who is not afraid to stab a troll in the eyes with her keys, Gage ~ a wizard who's magic has kinda fried, some master wizard fighting to the death, some ugly as hell trolls, hot sex flash-jumping, a match maker granny... oh and did I mention that Gage is also a Sex on Stick kinda man... this story has it all!

Mira has lost her parents when she was a little girl. Both of them... Now some wizard has taken the only person that loves her for herself ~ her Grandmother. Mira is a magic-blind, she has no magic in her system to save her life. Everyone else around her... of course has magic. The only person/wizard to help her find her Gram... is the only wizard she holds responsible for the death of her parents. Oh joy, doesn't that just make you want to jump up and down for joy! Can a wizard be redeemed? Do you believe in second chances?

Gage has became a reclusive wizard after the death of Mira's parents. Scaring off any human to come onto his property and slaying any demons/trolls that appear on his land as well. He protects the people of his town and they are very thankful... but they do not know the full depth of how he really protects and serves his community. A magic-born, he is a rare breed... so you can imagine that everyone would want a piece of him. And Gage is not just a little wizard with some skills... he is a Master Wizard.... Oh yeah... bad ass... Well, except that he had fallen in lust for an apprentice he had taken under his wing that he should not have; because she wanted him alright... she wanted his power... to raise a demon. Oh yeah... it gets that good!

This story is a fun, fast read. Hot and steamy. Action packed and demented all rolled in one. Mari and Gage make this story come alive. There is never a dull moment! I can not stress how much of an awesome quick read this was!!! And believe me... you will fall in love with these characters...

Can finding the answers to a past heal a heart and soul? Is love enough to save the soul of a fried wizard?? How magical is love? Can a missing Gram's love for her granddaughter be enough to save her heart?

On a last note, one of my many favorite parts of this story is when Gage refers to Mira as kitty... Oh, I am not telling ~ but you know I am good for a tease though!! So, I will share this quote:
" "What about this, kitty," He ran his fingers up the inside of her thighs. "I'm going to need to know how --"...
..." He whispered roughly-- "you feel about petting. The kind of petting that makes my kitty purr."

Oh yeah... you need to read this one! =) Awesomely delicious is this book!!!! Ms. Jennifer ~ you rock freaking apples!!!!!

To visit Ms. Jennifer Lyon's web site, please go -->> here.
To visit the wicked witch lair Ms. Jennifer calls her blog, please go -->> here.
She would love to hear from you!!!!

Remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Oh nice review my dear. This one looks good!

  2. Nice review, and happy weekend to you Cecile!

    Wizard, ugly trolls, and some nice smexing, yes please

  3. Hey hon!!! Great review hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Miss ya and enjoy the hubs! ;)

  4. Hi Chica!

    Great review, I can't wait to read this one!!!!

  5. *can't tear eyes away from cover*

  6. Great review Cecile.Sounds like an interesting story.
    I love this cover.

  7. Mmmm...sounds like a tempting story! I've been waiting on this anthology for a long time! Lucky you for getting the ARC!! Have a great weekend.

  8. Thank you Cecile for the wonderful review! My favorite part is:

    "This story is a fun, fast read. Hot and steamy. Action packed and demented all rolled in one."

    LOLOL!!! I love the demented part! It's pretty much how I felt writing it!

    You're the best, Cecile!

  9. Great review, Cecile! The cover is quite yummy isn't it?!

    I'm glad that you were able to review a story from an anthology. Sometimes it's hard to determine if anthologies are worth the money when you don't know anything about them. But, based on your review, I guess it's one of those that need to go on the TBR!!

    And, SQUEEEEEEEE that I had an awesomesauce email from Jenna Byrnes this morning!! YAAYYY! I can't wait to read Feral Heat! Thanks for the opportunity, Cecile! *hugs and sloppy kisses*

  10. Nice review! This sounds really good and I loved that teaser! Have a great weekend!

  11. Looks like a terrific book!

    Have a great weekend. I'm working on an e-mail to your right now!

  12. Fiction Vixen~ Hey hon! Thank you.. oh this is a good one to look at it... Oh I meant the cover, lmbo! But it is a really good book!!! Thanks for coming over!

    Blodeuedd~ Hey honey! I hope all is well with you honey! Thanks for coming over! And I hope you and bf have a great weekend!
    And yes ->> "Wizard, ugly trolls, and some nice smexing" OH YEAH!! IT is awesome!

    JennJ~ Hey honey! I miss you to!!! Big big hugs to you!!! Thanks for coming over!! And thanks! This is a great book (a part of the book I guess I should say).

    Brande~ Hey honey bunch! How are you! I hope all is well! Thank you!! I was very lucky to get this ahead of time!!!! Thanks for coming!

    Chris~ Hey honey... the cover is delicious! Hope you have a great day!

    elaing8~ Hey hone! Thanks for coming over!! And yes, this cover is lickable delicious!

    Diana (Book of Secrets)~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! This is a very tempting story!! OH yeah! **happy dance** Yeah... I am a lucky duck!! I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

    Jen Lyon ~~~ **Happy dance and fan girl squeal!!*!*!*!*!*! Hey honey! I am so glad that you got a chance to make it over here!!! I absolutely love this part of the book! IT ROCKED APPLES!!
    LMBO... I had a blast writing this review! And you know I think you are a doll!
    Ooohhh never feel demented.. cuz then that makes me feel... well.. really demented cuz I loved it, lmbo! Hugs to you honey!

    Tanya~ Hey honey!!! Thank you for coming over and for the words! Oh yeah, this is yummy!!!
    And I am glad that you opened your email with a present. I will be posting it on the top of this review today to let everyone know **big grins** Congrats honey!
    I do agree with you about anthologies! But this one is worth it alone for Jennifer's story!!!!
    I do love the hugs and smooches!

    Tricia~ Hey hon! I am so glad that you came over! I hope you have a great weekend honey!

    Harris~ Hey honey! Ohhh I can not wait till I get my email!!! And thanks for coming over!!!! HOpe you have a great weekend honey!!!

  13. You always find the books with the best covers :-) Great review!

    Stephanie G

  14. I like Jennifer Lyon's...and this book sounds GOOD!

    ;-) awesome review sweetie!


  15. Great review and now I have to read about Mira and Gage.Another for my TRL Thanks.
    Carol L.

  16. OMG that cover...those pants definitely COULD go lower!

    I've already got this in my to buy list! cannot wait

  17. Paranormal Haven~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming. Awww honey, thank you for the compliment! =) I hope you had a great weekend!

    Houston A.W. Knight~ Hey honey!!! Hugs to you!! Jen's part of the book is awesome!!!! That is all I can comment on!
    Carol L.~ Hey hon! Thanks for coming over! Ohhhh yes, you should definitely put it on your TRL!!! It is a great read!

    Camille~ hey honey! Thanks for coming over! Happy to have you over! And you are sooo right, those pants can definitely go lower!

  18. sounds like a great story. Definitely need to pick this one up.

  19. Hey Carol!! Thanks for coming over hon!!! This is an awesome book!!!! You must pick it up! I hope all is well honey!


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