Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Tour for Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan (Review & GIVEAWAY)

I'm bringing a bit of steam to my site today with the erotic paranormal read Beautiful Mistake, the second installment in the Royal Pride series, by Nancy Corrigan.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing tast of this series along with my impressions of the latest sequel.  Make sure to fill out the form below for your chance to win a $50 Amazon GC and a $10 Ellora's Cave GC too!

Royal Pride, Book 1 (Rafe and Jazz)
Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes everything. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.
Rafe wants Jazz from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self-control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.


Royal Pride, Book 2 (Devin and Lena)
Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.
After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.


Never in her life had she experienced anything like this. Sure, she’d felt instant lust before. If that had been all this was, she could’ve ignored it. She knew how to turn it off. This wasn’t a simple case of horniness. It was more and that scared her.
He parted his mouth slightly and dragged in a deep breath. A shudder wracked his frame. He bent his head so his breath warmed her neck. “Gods, Lena. You tempt me.”
His voice reached inside her and seemed to ignite the fire that had been simmering since she woke. She panted and her rough breath stirred the strands of his hair. The ends brushed her skin and tendrils of awareness whipped through her body to settle low in her belly.
Confusion settled over her, made the needs surging within her worse. She didn’t understand what was wrong with her. She wanted to fuck him, hold him close and run away from him all at the same time. She linked her arms around his neck. “Devin, please. I need,” she groaned, her frustration mounting. “I don’t know what I need.”
“Sssh, baby, I know. I’ll take care of you.”
He nudged at her thighs with a knee. She opened them, allowing him to settle there, the hard ridge pressing into her proof of his desire. Those large hands that had terrified her last night cupped her face. He slowly leaned in and kissed her, gently seeking entrance, not forcing her. The soft brush of his lips over hers focused her wayward emotions and settled the crazy urges. The worry over why she hovered on the verge of combusting faded in the face of his attentions. She moaned and he slid inside, claiming her mouth as his with deep sweeping thrusts of his tongue.
While she enjoyed men, none of her lovers ever kissed like this one. Devin explored and licked the recesses of her mouth. Their tongues stroked and he guided her into a dance that felt as intimate as sex. She hesitantly reached up and touched the strong line of his jaw. No stubble roughened it, just the hot skin of a powerful man. Needing more, she caressed his cheek, memorizing the smooth contours.
She slid her fingers to the column of his neck. His pulse beat steadily under her fingertips. A low growl crawled up his throat. The vibrations from that primal sound resonated against her palm, its echo seeming to skip through her veins. Her heartbeat took on an erratic rhythm. Tremors wracked her limbs, an emotion settling over her she couldn’t explain. It left her wary. The desire she understood, even welcomed. It was the longing to hear that rumbly sound in her ear every day she didn’t like.
The worry came back, stronger than before. Devin was conditioning her, making her need him. That was the only explanation for why she couldn’t resist him. She did not need a man and she especially did not need a shifter. With every passing moment, however, he seemed to slip further into her mind, pushing all the important stuff out.
She broke the kissed and shoved at his shoulders. “This isn’t what I need.”
He smiled, the tips of fangs glinting in the soft spill of sunshine across the bed. “Wanna bet?”



Devin's soul has been tortured ever since he accepted his sister's punishment in order to protect her.  He's constantly on edge as his inner shifter halves war with each other and him for supremacy.  This inner battle frightens him as he loses control when anger takes over.  He becomes an out of control, bloodthirsty beast, winning to kill anything in his way.  He keeps these episodes secret as he doesn't want to lose his place in the pack anymore than he already has.  Devin is extremely loyal, honorable in his promises, and has a soft spot for protecting their young from nefarious individuals buying them for breeding purposes.  While trying to save a young and unique shifter from being bought and sold he comes in contact with the human woman who completely changes his world.  He has no love for human women though as they've lied to him before.  He also has no desire for a mate who would have to deal with his rage issues and be put in harms way.  Unfortunately, to save Lena from his inadvertent maiming, he must pour his essence into her and thus their bonding process begins against their will.  Devin is the quintessential Alpha (who usually inhabits paranormal reads) who wants what he wants and must slowly and sensually convince Lena of the same.  Theirs isn't an easy journey to HEA as she struggles to calm his inner demons and he learns to trust, but it's a very sexy and action-packed one and he had me completely drooling over him from page one.

Lena is a strong-willed woman whose adopted sister Molly is in constant peril from those who want to take away her choices and turn her into nothing but a breeder.  Lena vows to protect her and puts her life on the line to get her to safety but things don't go as planned as she ends up almost mated to an equally strong-willed shifter.  Lena doesn't trust shifter so there's a constant battle between her hormones and her beliefs which got a bit old after awhile.  Lena was more than happy to use Devin for sex but her trust took much longer to develop which left me frustrated with her.  Where they definitely connected, and pushed the world away, was in their sexual interludes which were frequent and over-the-top HOT.  I never felt that these scenes overtook the story though, rather they enhanced it by allowing Devin and Lena to connect in a believable way that pushed aside their fears and let them rely on one another.

Not having read the previous book in this series didn't create any problems in enjoying this book.  The storyline was compelling with the dark deeds and future plans of those sworn to protect shifters and the race to save Molly was pulse-pounding.  The glimpses we got, and the interactions of, numerous secondary characters has me excited for future stories (and wanting to read the first book in this series too) as these characters are exciting and unique in their personalities.  This was a fast yet immensely satisfying read that contains certain familiar plots but enacts them in a fresh way that completely immerses you in the storyline.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


I've always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.
I'm lucky enough to share my cat's home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.
My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another).
So that's a little bit about me...



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  1. Thanks for hosting me and for the wonderful review!

    1. Thank YOU for being here! I very much enjoyed the characters and look forward to more stories being told. Care to share what's up next for you?

      The Scarf Princess

  2. Thanks for asking!
    Favorite Obsession, Josh and Mira's story, is the next Royal Pride book. I fell in love with Josh in book 1 and I'm so happy to give him a HEA. Their story is going to rock the shifter's beliefs and change their world! Plus, there'll be lots of love and steaminess too. After that, it's on to another EC series, Wild Hunt, but there'll be more Royal Pride books to come.