Category Archives: Paranormal Romance

Book Review & Rafflecopter: Dark Siren by Eden Ashley

 

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To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.

When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn’t remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she’s just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.

A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.

But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first.

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AUTHOR BIO:
I’m Eden Ashley and I was born and raised in a small, sunny town in South Carolina. However, it’s the thunderstorms that inspire my best ideas. There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy day, (except maybe chocolate cake. I love cake.) often reading into the wee hours of morning when something really grabs me. I pretty much love anything with supernatural elements, so writing paranormal romance and fantasy romance seems to be a natural fit.

My first novel, Dark Siren, is best described as paranormal romance artfully wrapped within a plot chock-full of action, adventure, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, while the series has evolved to become a journey of redemption and second chances as two characters understand that sometimes committing evil is necessary to protect what is loved most. I took the siren from Greek mythology (and borrowed a little from mermaid lore), creating an entirely different creature, with its own mythology, and one that Publisher’s Weekly praised for its passion and complexity. This is not just another werewolf/shapeshifter romance or vampire romance. I think this is a story that both adults and teens can enjoy, full of characters to fall in love with!

Author links:
http://edenbynite.blogspot.ca/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7150184.Eden_Ashley
https://www.facebook.com/EdenAshleyAuthor
https://twitter.com/Eden_byNite

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Book Review:

This book had a catchy start, likable characters and and interesting storyline. But, and there always is a but, it took a long time to build up steam.

Let’s start with the positive. Kali was an interesting young woman with a unique ability to steal the life force from others. Her leading man, Rhane, was a nice compliment to her character and was tough in all the places you wanted him to be. The storyline was interesting and original.

Now to the dark side of things. It took a long to get into the story.  I started losing interest until I hit the halfway mark.  At that point things take an upturn and the pacing is much better.  In the end, you are still left with questions and it is a bit cliffy however, I’ll probably be checking out the next book in the series.

3. 5 Stars

Reviews by Regan

Book Review: In His Keeping by Maya Banks

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 Book Description:

#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book—a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.

Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.

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Book Blitz & Review: Deceived (Soul Keeper #1) by L.A. Starkey

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Book Description:

They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principle, the actuating cause of an individual life.

But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most?

The soul mate principle states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union.

But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose?

What if your choices had eternal ramification?

Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what’s to come.

Book Review:

Deceived is the first book in the new Soul Keeper series.  The story centers around a confused teenage girl, who is unknowingly the center of a prophecy.  She thought she had a rough life growing up, and my guess is it’s going to get a lot tougher.  As a pawn to the gods, she is caught between two soulmates who are both incredibly gorgeous.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Well, that is until you realize the price that has to be paid to connect with your soulmate.

An interesting tale that at times seemed to drag a little.  It was definitely just the beginning of the story to come. However, it was extremely touching and at times brought tears to my eyes.  I was slightly disappointed because it ends with a bit a cliffhanger, but it also had enough of a twist for me to want to read more.  Definitely an enjoyable read that has caught my attention.

4 stars

Reviews by Regan

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AUTHOR BIO:

Laurie Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jacob and three beautiful kiddos.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can’t help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.

Author links:
https://lauriestarkey.wordpress.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8504368.L_A_Starkey
https://www.facebook.com/L.A.StarkeyAuthor
https://twitter.com/LAStarkey

 

 

 

 

Book Review, Excerpt and Rafflecopter: Destiny Calling by Maureen L. Bonatch

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
subgenre: suspense, fantasy. Theme: New Adult, demons
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: December 22 2014
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Number of pages: 310
Word Count: 80,630
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor (DCA Graphics)
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 Book Description:

 Hope only wants to find out if her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with her touch makes her the devil’s spawn, or his exterminator. But when the woman who raised her is murdered by something not human, she loses the only family she knew and discovers one she might wish she hadn’t.

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Interview: Kelsey Jordan Author of The Gardinian World novels

         

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Author Bio:

Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Gardinian World novels. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.

As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. To learn more, visit her at:

http://kelseyjordangw.com/
https://twitter.com/KelseyJordan_GW
https://www.facebook.com/Kelseyjordangw
http://kelseyjordangw.tumblr.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7302140.Kelsey_Jordan
 
             
Interview:

Can you tell us a bit about your current project?

First of Spring continues the story of the Gardinian World Novels with the Forever War raging in secret between the Lycans and the Hunters.

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Book Blitz and Rafflecopter: Haunt My Heart by Lisa Medley

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
 Publisher: Big Cedar
 Date of Publication: January 5, 2015
 ISBN: 978-0-9908856-03
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 Word Count: 68K
 Cover Artist: Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs
 

Book Description:

 A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

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Book Blitz and Review: Storm Cloud by Lacy Danes

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Dragon’s Fate

Book Three

Lacy Danes

Genre: Paranormal Romance/

alternate universe/historical/red hot

Publisher: Samhain

Date of Publication: December 30th

ISBN: 9781619225718

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Number of pages: 75

Book Description

Before there can be fire, there must be air…

Dragon’s Fate, Book 3

Like his brothers, Ilmir is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has an unrelenting thirst for human blood. His one and only scruple: he will never bite a woman he loves. It would kill her, and her loss would drive him mad.

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Book Review: Open Flame by Lacy Danes

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Book Description

Like his brothers, Madoc is a dragon born by blood magic. Unlike them, he has only once bitten a human in a near-hopeless quest to find his eternal mate. Watching that woman die nearly destroyed him.

Now he works to invent a watch that will rewind time. When he attends the Spectacle of Time in Paris, though, he finds a woman who shakes the foundation of his world and crumbles his ferocious control.

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