Epub read Fever by Joan Swan BY Joan Swan – doctorio.us
Ling his lap with a sexy smile on that beautiful face instead of that perpetual scowl Her hair fell forward over her shoulders as she split the foil condom wrapper with her teeth Popped the latex securely between those full lips Rolled it over his xtended length with her mouth Seated it in place with a suction that made his hands clench the sheets and his body arc off the mattress p 22 ARCI did not finish reading Joan Swan s Fever It looked March Violets (Bernie Gunther, exciting and began with action but the first several chapters are filled with prejudice that really bothers me As a bi racial woman I find myself particularly sensitive to books which use racial slurs A couple racialpithets I can deal with but when there are Zoete tranen even when they are part of character depiction I m insulted and turned off I don t want to know and I just want to set the book down and walk away As a matter of fact that sxactly what I did with FeverAs the book begins we are introduced to a mixed race Asian heroine who is about to Water Music examine a Caucasian male prison inmate She notices white supremacist tattoos on him and soon meets hisscape partner who makes no bones about displaying his revilement of all races who are not white These are graphic descriptions We are also given vivid details of how he feels other races should be treated It is disgusting and it makes me think poorly of the hero who aligned himself with the white supremacist culture in order to survive prison I understand it was his coping mechanism but it really bothered me to see this side the hero knowing he is going to Revived end up in a bi racial relationship I thought about it throughout the story It made me uestion the validity of his feelings and wonder when in the future that aspect of his life was going to reemergeIventually picked the book back up and skimmed through it I was curious to know what happened but the damage was done Student Research Projects in Calculus early in the book The great characters that I met skimming the following chapters didn t mean suat cause the tone of the book in my mind still revolved around the two inmates I metarly in the book The author killed the racism in a vicious way pages before I set the book down the first time and I didn t see the racism in my skimming the second time I picked up the book Yes skimming isn t really reading but I wanted to know what happened at the ndI skimmed through a sexy romantic suspense I think I could have really dug Fever had the racial slurs not been present I ve read other reviews of the book and know that I m in the minority of people who feel this way Others have gobbled the book up Don t let my opinion of Fever prevent you from reading it It s Joan Swan s debut book and the first book in her Phoenix Rising series I m hoping book two Blaze or book three Inferno will be a better hit with me Blaze comes out in October 2012 and Inferno does not yet have a release date Jane s status updates are proof nough that I never want to read this Here are a few gemsThe Aryan Brotherhood sidekick the hero and heroine confront a bunch of slang talking black guys who spout off cliched lines like once you go black you never go back This also treats us to porch monkeys wiggas
Cracka 42AB Sidekick Telling The Dreadlocked Black 42AB sidekick telling the dreadlocked black to get lost you heard him monkey meat Taz said Get the fuck out of here before he Debut Romantic Suspense with PNR aspects and a truly hot cover I ve had difficulty rating this book I liked it What interfered with my rating is my comparison to my fav PNR Romantic Suspense series When I put this comparison aside this clearly is a 4 star read I hope that makes senseI don t usually Love for Imperfect Things enjoy fugitive heroes but after reading my friend Jill s review I knew I wanted to get this one From the very first page I was intrigued and didn t want to stop until thend This debut novel is not without faults but overall it kept me invested and I read it in one day Not only that I now want to read the next installment Warning During the first half of the book there are many racial slurs They are crude and offensive I flinched and gasped It is asily understood the reasoning behind these remarks The author is building one of the most repulsive characters read I realize the racial slang is used for the purpose of driven character development realize racial slang is used for the purpose of plot driven character development this book the juxtaposition of these character s thoughts and language with that of other characters reinforce the gregious nature of hatred and racism I m not familiar at all with prison but like most Taking Instruction (Taboo, everyone have read some of the things that happen there I think JS did a good job touching on the issues involving gangs racismtc and the underlying hatred that fuels their deeds Teague Creek fits Language and Linguistics easily the character from the book cover Tall incredibly muscular and totally sexy I liked him A firefighter and paramedic his world falls apart when he is wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison for life Of course there is so much behind his convictionDr Alyssa Foster is his means ofscape While performing an Divertimento examination she is taken hostage by Teague She is smart persistent and a survivor and you can feel his frustration in trying to get her to cooperate I liked how the author slowly reveals his character Teague is neither trai. St her skin Alyssa feels a razor sharp pang of needA man with a life sentence has nothing to lose At least Teague doesn't until hisscape plan develops a fatal flaw Alyssa On the run from bo. .
Fast paced romantic suspense with a twist
of the paranormal you won t be able to put down Fever4 StarsImprisoned for a crime hethe paranormal you won t be able to put down Fever4 StarsImprisoned for a crime he not commit Teague Creek Love Is a Fairy Tale escapes with a hostage and is on the run not only from the police but from dangerous rogue operatives who will stop at nothing to silence him once and for all Dr Alyssa Foster knows nothing of the man who has kidnapped her other than the fact that he awakens a deep seated need and desire within her Surely there is to this desperate bid for freedom than meets theye A solid if rather far fetched plot appealing characters and a satisfying romance The story starts out well and builds consistently with some Promise at Dawn exciting action scenes and paranormal abilities that are smoothly interwoven within the narrative Nevertheless the conspiracylements are underdeveloped and the last few chapters progress too rapidly with several leaps in logic that lack foundation Alyssa s stubborn determination and inuisitive nature make her a likable heroine and the fact that she doesn t uiver and cower is an additional plus While Teague starts out as a typical hard ass alpha he slowly reveals his inner vulnerability and need for someone to believe in him Their relationship develops at a believable pace and their reactions are uite realistic given the circumstancesOverall an ntertaining read reminiscent of other wonderful books in the genre such as Perfect by Judith McNaught and Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare I look forward to continuing with the series Every once in a while I get really lucky when I discover a great book by an author that I haven t read before or a debut author who is new to veryone and I want to shout at the rooftops that I ve just finished an awesome read FEVER is that bookJoan Swan triple RWA Golden Heart finalist and a double Daphne Du Maurier finalist has a reason to celebrate Her debut romance novel Fever will be released on February 28 2012 And it s a super fan freakin tastic read So prepare now for that shout out FEVER is a scorching hot debut romance novel that I loved from page one She takes a very unlikely hero an Bangkok Wakes to Rain escaped lifer from San uentin and creates a character that I fell HARD for and supported whole heartedly Her heroine Alyssa is just as admirable and fierce Both are strong characters with sharp tongued dialogue with tangiblemotions in The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery every scene FEVER is a challenging read filled with the sick truth of some people s bigotry It may be hard for some readers to read But it is HONEST and imperative to this story s overallxpansion Joan stays true to her characters they are not wishy washy and she does a brilliant job in creating a story that is real and riveting at the same time I simply cannot find one thing that I didn t like about this book
secondary characters and Mitch were just as charismatic and I am happy to say that Joan will be writing their stories as well Blaze Book Two of the Phoenix Risingher secondary characters
Series Will Be Comingwill be coming October 2012 from Kensington Brava and will be Luke Ransom s story It s another typical long day at work for Dr Alyssa Foster when a prisoner is brought into the infirmary It doesn t take long for things to go sideways The guards have been locked up and Alyssa has a chain wrapped around her neck and is being thrown into a getaway car with two Darkmere escaped convicts Teague Creek has spent three years in prison for a murder he didn t commit Now he has a hostage he deemsssential to his plan The police are closing in So is an organization from his past that wants him deadSomeone recommended this book to me a few years ago and I finally picked it up to give it a try I have to say I really liked it The story is mainly romantic suspense with a paranormal Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? element It is fast paced and was very hard to put down The romance was believable and I liked both the hero and the heroine The conspiracy plot was a bit under developed But since this is the first book in the series I m sure we ll find out in the next bookThe reviews for this book are all over the place Many readers are upset by the racial slurs coming from the secondscaped con This character is part of the Aryan Brotherhood and that is what I would Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den expect from someone like that If the hero would talk like that I would have thrown the book out Thankfully he didn t I m looking forward to books in this series My rating 45 Stars Posted on Under the CoversDebut author Joan Swan takes you on a pulse pounding no holds barred suspense driven ride from beginning tondDoctor Alyssa gets caught up in a royal mess Two inmates working together have taken her from her workplace and brought her along a ride that changes the course of her life Scared beyond reason Alyssa tries to wrap her head around the situation that is happening to her I found that I really liked Alyssa She showed courage in times when I would have crawled into a ball and wept Joan does a fantastic job of Scraps Of The Untainted Sky evokingmotions from her characters I felt Alyssa s fear and her frustrationTeague Creek is one of the inmates who have taken Alyssa While he is the less violent of the two inmates he is Favorite Lines A pristine fantasy of him lying naked in the middle of a big comfortable bed with her ually as naked stradd. When Dr Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by a prison inmate she knows she's in deep trouble Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom but because the moment his fingers brush again.
CHARACTERS é PDF, DOC, TXT or Book ☆ Joan SwanNed nor skilled in undercover operations He is a survivor wrongly accused with a deep desire to Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century escape Alyssa becomes confused knowing this man doesn t fit the criminal he has been labeled The heat between them is a slow burn The attraction is there and as they spend time together it becomes sizzling hot There were a few things here that didn t add up but in no way really detracted from the story As I mentioned I read this in a day and didn t want to put it down until thend I liked the secondary characters the PNR aspect is very interesting and the love scenes were hot I felt the nding was a little rushed but that could be just me wanting I keep wanting to come back and tweek this review I think of what I wish I had added and then think nothat would give too much away Thanks Jill for another great rec I not only want Luke s story but hoping Mitch will get his too Unfortunately I can t handle the racial slurs in this book And yes I realize they are in there to make us not like a certain character at least that is my assumption I am dnf ing after pg 50 or so Although because his character is friends with or at least tagging along with the hero he has a lot of page timeBut for me personally there is no reason to use the N word or a slur against an Asian woman in a book If you don t want me to like the character than think of a different way to do it I just can t handle language like that It really upset meOtherwise the set up for the book in the first few chapters is pretty good but I am not going to continue I debated reviewing Fever given this is a debut author and I wish nothing but the best for any aspiring writer However I also believe that readers need a fair and honest review from a person who finished the book in it s ntirety The reason I finished the book is because at times I am a masochist when it comes to not DNF ing a story In all seriousness though I hoped to find something to justify why one of my all time favorite authors would give a positive uote to the book What I found was the potential of a great plot that was flawed by writing I would like to share a few high points about why this book did not work for meAnyone who reads my reviews knows that I love a dark gritty story but I also need an authenticity to the darkness Why is this aspect of the story there What purpose does it have How does a character overcome an issue or walk through it Alas I asked myself these uestions when reading Fever and was not able to speculate on the answer that would further the storyline andor pull me in as a reader uite honestly one reason
for this is that the book began with a disturbingly negative racialthis is that the book began with a disturbingly negative racial which set overall delivery of the story What was most annoying is that the racial slurs
Used Were Entirely Unnecessary The Authorwere Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, entirely unnecessary The author already that the character was an asshole through and through so the continued use of derogatory demoralizing racial comments added nothing but frustration and frankly a bitter and disappointing view with regard to the writing style of a debut author and her workAs an avid reader of all genres of romance I must say that I do NOT want to read such characters as the ones portrayed in the first 13 of this book It is not annjoyable Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga experience nor one I desire in a romance story when I read about secondary characters that are in the plot only to mouth off sentences such as the following These porch monkeys gonna pound your cracka faces into the pavement Whatcha doin with these honkies pretty What do you say baby Wanna taste of black meat It s an all you canat buffet You know what they sayonce you ve had black you never go back Yeah like how the fuck we re getting out of the hell hole that bitch got us into now that those niggers jacked our ride I m going to fuck the living shit out of this slant Cincinnati and Other Plays eyed cunt After reading those uotes if youryebrows are shooting up to your hairline and your head is inching backward as if you could somehow physically distance yourself from the overt crassness you are not the only one I could go on with uotes but I think I ve made my point It s disturbing uncomfortable and for me infuriating because I have read Speak Out! enough romance to know that you canstablish a bad ruthless asshole of a character without bigotryRacial issues aside I contemplated DNF ing at the 120 page mark for the simple fact that I believe an author should I Like You the Best establish at least a glimmer of why the reader should believe in the hero or the heroheroine forming a romantic relationship and it had not happened I still did not know why the hero was a criminal The circumstances surrounding the crime were a mystery And why I should believe he had any redeeming ualities that would result in the heroine falling for him or having anympathy towards him was The collectors encyclopedia of antique marbles eually illusive There was no justification as to why I as the reader should believe in them as a couple Both the hero and heroine s personalities were flat lacking chemistry and a believability that they could actually form a relationship of trust and love Overall the story was poorlyxecuted and left me with a negative taste that will make me think twice before considering future releases from this authorOriginally posted at. Th the law and deadly undercover operatives he can only give her lies but The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.