Review: Still Well





Synopsis:

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.
“Cash makes the pain of a man who lost the love of his life palpable in this supernatural thriller with a genuinely surprising resolution.” 

– Publisher’s Weekly 
“Cash easily draws readers into the story by creating three-dimensional characters who are easy to care about.” – ForeWord Reviews

“With strong characters and a twist unexepected in a thriller, this book is an enjoyable beach read.” – ForeWord Reviews
“A horror tale with well-developed characters…” – Kirkus Review 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Still Well by Michael Phillip Cash is a dark intriguing tale. The characters have a way of dragging readers straight into the book. I was immediately drawn into the story. Captivated by the mystery and danger. Goosebumps crawling out on my arms as I dug further into the plot. 

Still Well is definitely a page-turner. A fast-paced, yet edgy ghost-story that nailed my attention from the first page to the last. Frightening tale that holds themes of loss, grief, love and death. A husband who loses his wife due to an illness. Paul has a job of selling places. The most interesting place up for him to sell is a haunted mansion. It’s here where all the darkness comes.  Creating a phenomenal paranormal novel. Buried pasts and a love that doesn’t end…Paul has to rescue his wife’s soul. 

Here, Michael Phillip Cash has masterfully woven a book that engaged me with every page. I was addicted. The action, suspense, and thrill of what lies ahead held me like a prisoner. Still Well’s hero, Paul Russo, is a man that is easy to relate to as well like. I instantly connected with him. His pain of losing his wife and now, having to save her from evil spirits is hard. Paul is a strong character. He grows as the plot unfolded. Overall, I was entertained with this read. I highly recommend this paranormal thriller to all. 

Review: The Prophecy

Synopsis:

A powerful wizard threatens the Chosen from beyond the grave. Can they unravel The Prophecy in time to save their world!
Chosen have walked the earth for time immemorial. Tasia is a very special Chosen. Warned to keep her distance from her brethren, she makes a fateful decision one night to assist an injured Shape-shifter. Suddenly, Tasia finds herself in the cross-hairs of Shifter mercenaries encroaching on San Francisco. Forced out of the shadows, Tasia has little choice but to ally herself with the local Shifter Pack led by a formidable and dangerous Alpha Protector. In the cut-throat world of a Shifter Pack, Tasia must fight to protect her secrets while struggling to negotiate with the enigmatic Alpha who holds his violent Pack together with a ruthless hand on its reins.
Grave danger threatens their world as a powerful wizard exploits an old prophecy to divide the Chosen. When the Pack is asked to investigate the twenty-five year old mystery, Tasia is drawn deeper into a past that risks raising the suspicions of the very Chosen she hides from. As danger closes in on her, Tasia must decide who to trust with the deadly secrets she guards.
Author’s Note:

The Prophecy is the first book of Saga of the Chosen, an urban fantasy series sprinkled with action, adventure, an unfolding mystery and a dose of romance. Set in contemporary San Francisco in the fantastical and intrigue-ridden world of Chosen where factions of Wizards, Shape-shifters, Vampires and others vie for power and influence over their kind, it introduces Tasia Armstrong, a Magick with dangerous secrets and powers.

Circumstances propel Tasia from a nondescript life on the fringes of Chosen society to a crucial role in an investigation to decode a mysterious plot from the past that threatens her people. Along the way, she gains new friends and allies while struggling to maintain a tempestuous alliance with the local Shape-shifter Pack. Thrust into a world where the line between friend and foe is often hard to decipher, Tasia must figure out the rules quickly even as danger stalks ever closer to her.

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

The Prophecy by Petra Landon is an urban fantasy readers don’t want to miss. I found myself deeply engaged page after page. The plot is intriguing. It has action, adventure, and romance. Inside, readers will find charcaters that vary from vampires to shape shifters. There’s a great cast of paranormal beings to love. The mystery was well-done. Kept me on my toes constantly.

Petra Landon has phenomenal skills. Her characters dragged me out of this world and straight into theirs. I loved it. The Prophecy is the first novel to this new series. I can’t wait to read the next book. Here, there’s a prophecy that will divide the main character’s people apart. This prophecy, causes competition among the paranormal beings for power. A wizard informs Tasia Armstrong of it. It’s up to her to solve this 25-year-old mystery before things get worse. Deadly secrets and a fantasy that will keep readers entertained. I couldn’t stop reading it. The beginning is a tad bit slow but other than that it speed up quickly. Overall, I recommend The Prophecy to readers worldwide.

Review: Cake Spell Disaster




Synopsis:

Mistmoor Point has a new dirty word… poison! 

Welcome to Mistmoor Point… 

A small town on a small island where magic is standard practice and witches rule. 

Felicity Redfern has a lot of jobs. 

Baker, girlfriend, novice witch… and… worst of all, private investigator. 

When the mayor’s anniversary party goes wrong, disaster happened! 
1. Half the town is sick. 

2. The mayor’s in a coma. 

3. The most disastrous part… One person’s dead. 
And someone will take the blame. 

Felicity’s mother and her supernatural bakery. 

Is this a case of magic accidentally gone wrong, or is something more sinister at bay? 

Felicity’s counting on her boyfriend, master warlock and sheriff of Mistmoor Point, Lincoln Maxwell, to help her solve the crime.

But … Lincoln thinks he already knows who the culprit is—Felicity’s mother! 

With no one on her side, Felicity has no choice but to use her novice witchy powers to investigate on her own. 

But the job proves too big for one witch alone… or one amateur witch to be exact! 

When her own life gets threatened, there’s only one friend Felicity can turn to for help… 

Her mother’s familiar, a fuzzy feline named Sunny. 
But can they fix this mess before someone else gets killed? 

What if Felicity’s mother really is to blame? 

GRAB YOUR COPY NOW … 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Cake Spell Disaster by Zoe Arden is phenomenal. Imagine ring the best baker on your side of town and landing a huge bake job, only to fall sick as well as everyone else. One person dies…others severely ill. Felicity doesn’t believe that her mother ‘accidentally’ added the wrong ingredients to her bake goods. Plus, Felicity’s brother is acting strange and a threat is left in the form of a note on her car. The who done it vibeis set perfectly. Two cats are involved. One is a spy for the enemy and the other is a detective for his owners. However, it takes for a deep investigation and for Felicity to get hurt before the final clues are set. From there things get out of hand…literary. I enjoyed reading this paranormal novella. It was sweet, hilarious and dangerous. The mystery of the Cake Spell Disaster kept me intrigued from the beginning to end. I loved the characters. Both the good and bad characters were brilliant. Each added to the story.  Overall, I highly recommend Zoe Arden’s novella, Cake Spell Disaster, to readers everywhere. 

Review: Onyx Webb (Book 8)



Synopsis

Welcome Back to the World of Onyx Webb! This is Book Eight. (Episodes 22, 23 & 24) Haven’t Gotten Entangled Yet? Please Start with Book One.

The timelines – the web – is more tightened than ever. Although the connections are clear, suspense reigns as always.

Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Eight: Onyx and Alistar’s grandson Noah grow close as they create a “life” together with exciting new projects. The Mulvaney mansion is crawling with ghosts as a big event looms. Stan Lee continues to make mistakes without consequences, for now. 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have once again, outdid themselves in their latest book. Onyx Webb, book eight, is a closer piece to this stunning yet mysterious series. Onyx Webb is the lead character as always. She is my favorite. I loved where the writers have left me wondering on how Onyx Webb’s life may or may not come together. I love the romance part. But the other parts have a darker and more intense feeling and they too make me happy. I can’t find any reason not to love this book or its series. I have read every book up til this one, and it just lures me deeper into the fictional drama. This enchanting tale is like a soap opera but so addictive. There’s plenty of action and complex situations that will capture audiences from everywhere. Truly, a page turner. Onyx Webb is the best. Realistic characters, real life drama, and emotional rollercoaster rides to keep all entertained. Overall, I highly recommend book 8 as well as the entire series to readers worldwide. 

Review: Spectra


Synopsis:

One touch of Spectra’s fingers leaves the predator Bay craving more.

Spectra is a Balance; a decedent of angels whose soul has been intertwined with that of sorcerer Alexander, although her heart belongs to Mercury, the son of an archangel.
Bay is a predator de Sang and sorcerer, who runs his own private security company, fighting the purist organization Essence. Seeking out Spectra for her special abilities the last thing he expected to find was a Balance strong enough to withstand his potent energy. With her heart and soul already claimed, could there be room for another in her life? 

When Bay’s infatuations bring Spectra to the attention of Essence and put her life at risk, he must learn that sometimes sacrificing the ones you love is the only way to save them. 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Spectra by Ebony Olson is a paranormal fantasy read. One that offers readers a lot of action, intrigue, and romance. The characters are suspenseful. Each has a goal. That goal leads them into each other’s circle. Once entered, there’s no turning away from what pulls them together. A fight worthy of every readers’ heart. Strong, bold, and entertaining. 

Ebony Olson brings together one of the most fascinating mixtures. Angels and magic. A heady combination. Especially in the form of Spectra and Bay. These two characters had me captivated from the beginning. Three-dimensional, highly engaging, and so many possibilities…I loved it. Every page was enticing. Left me, feeling an adrenaline pumping into my system as each scene unfolded. Powerfully written, Spectra, is a must read for all. This new writer has definitely caught my full attention. I look forward to reading more of her work. 

Review: Nightlord Sunset




Synopsis:

Eric didn’t ask to be a vampire. In fact, he didn’t even believe in them. Then he meets a beautiful woman, wakes up with a hangover, and bites his tongue with his own fangs.
Which pretty much settles the question.

Now he’s trying to hold down his day job while learning the rules of the Undead — the most important being that bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts are a real bitch. 
Upside; Eric has the beautiful Sasha to teach him the ropes, including the magic he’ll need to survive.

Downside; they’re being hunted by members of the Church of Light, who are determined to rid the world of vampires.

When Sasha is killed, and Eric is thrust into an alternate world in his quest to avenge her death. There he becomes a Nightlord, fights a dragon with the help of his magical steed, Bronze, and upchucks a sword named Firebrand. 
But things get really interesting when Eric finally finds Tobias, head of the Church of Light. Soon Eric finds himself at the center of an epic battle at the literal edge of the world in a fight to keep a terrible darkness at bay.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Nightlord Sunset by Garon Whited is a quite interesting. It involves the typical paranormal kind, vampires. Except from there things are not so normal. A human being sleeps with a beautiful woman, and the next he knows is that his life has changed forever. He has been turned. A vampire who needs to learn quickly how to survive. The beauty he slept with, helps him until she has been killed. Hunted down by another group. The new vampire, Eric, will go get his revenge only to face more obstacles. Every page kept me guessing. I didn’t know what the main character would do or what the others were planing. Yet the further I went the more, I was dragged from my seat into this fictional world. Compelling, suspenseful, and engaging. Garon Whited knew how to keep his readers hooked. The ending of this tale, is keeping me lured for the next adventure. Overall, I recommend this fast-pacedread to all. 

Review: The Wolf of Dorian Gray



Synopsis:

Complete with adventurous romance, harrowing escapes, hell-bent revenge, and a werewolf terrorizing the gentry; The Wolf of Dorian Gray transcends this classic work of literature into a compelling and most delicious read.

“There on my desk is the first passionate love-letter which I have ever composed in my life–and it is addressed to a dead girl.”

What will happen when the wolf comes to London? Can Dorian save his soul? Or will the beast consume it and his life, along with those of his friends and loved ones?

“The engorged moon hung full and low in the sky like a yellow skull. Misshapen clouds stretched across the floating orb with elongated hands and bony fingers grasping. As they neared the docks, the gas lamps grew fewer and the streets gloomier. The cobblestones blackened as they passed the deserted brickfields. Bottle-shaped kilns spat their outrage with orange tongues of fire into the cooling air. Mangy dogs snarled in hunger and wandering sea-gulls screamed their displeasure at the hansom’s passage.”

This expanded edition of the classic philosophical fiction by Oscar Wilde, features all-new scenes in a compelling tale of love, lust, and the werewolf spawned by the evil of man. The story, set in late 1800’s England, follows the life of Dorian Gray, who through ancient Romani magic’s and the skills of an astonishing artist has had his fate and soul irrevocably linked with the last remaining wolf in the forests of England. Dorian revels in the experiences of first love, delights in the art and beauty of the world, relishes the freedom of his youth, and is awakened to the many pleasures of life. His friend and mentor, Lady Helena, provides a guiding hand as he struggles with his conscience and the purpose of living. Meanwhile, the wolf begins to grow and change into a hideous monster that is ravaging the countryside.

“The wolf had begun hunting human prey. They were plentiful in the dark city streets and provided enough good meat to satiate his gnawing hunger. He was still very careful not to let any who saw him live. To do otherwise would displease the Master. He would only stalk those people that were foolish enough to walk alone in the night.”

Read more at thewolfofdoriangray.com

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

The Wolf of Dorian Gray by Brian S. Ference is a refreshing paranormal read. A werewolf unlike any other. Dorian Gray is human and werewolf. His werewolf form is a devilish soul. Best not to mess with his temper…or else perish like the rest. A young artist captures him in painting. In a way cursing his soul. A savage beast who kills in the night. Rumors spread. Fear is wide. Yet no one really is aware that he’s a monster…

In a way, The Wolf of Dorian Gray reminds me of Frankenstein a bit. Both are monsters. Created monsters. Each one destroys and kills. Haunted and hunted. I found this novel, quite interesting. Fast, suspenseful, and dark. It sent shivers down my back. Brian S. Ference created a stunning piece. His main character sends out fear and leaves readers wondering what next. The danger and the character’s own fear of being found out…left me turning the pages. It was an adventure that I won’t be forgetting…edgy, bold, and entertaining. 

Review: Onyx Webb Book 7

Synopsis:

Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Seven:

Juniper’s brother Quinn visits Koda and will finally see his sister.

Stan Lee gets revenge against Mika Flagler.

Onyx Webb deals with the crazy film festival and life alone… for now.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Onyx Webb book 7 episodes 19,20, and 21 are brilliant! Once again, my favorite two writers have sun another fascinating read. The characters I loved since the beginning are all here. What I love most about this series is that with new book there are a variety of genres combined into one stunning masterpiece. Readers can like one particular genre and be blown away with this book. Every possibility of disaster can occur as well as the paranormal side of things. Every page keeps readers like myself constantly on their toes. I never know what to expect from one episode to another. But with each book, parts of the story fall closer together. I really wish this series could be featured in as a TV show one day. I’d love to see these characters both bad and good step out into the lime light. The way the words are written the scenes as well as the characters come to life. Visually entertaining. Addictive because readers will want to know what happens next and keep turning those pages in a haste to figure it out…Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have outdone themselves when writing this book (including the other books in this series). Juicy details and plenty of action to keep readers hooked. Overall, I highly recommend reading Onyx Webb book 7 to readers everywhere. 

Review: Legend of the Coco Palms Resort


Synopsis:

Never confuse Hawaiian spirits for Aloha spirit.

On the lush tropical Hawaiian island of Kauai sits the iconic dilapidated Coco Palms Resort, once a paradise getaway for the rich and famous. On September 11, 1992 Hurricane Iniki ripped through Kauai, leaving the resort nothing more than a hollowed shell.
Centuries before Iniki struck, the land belonged to Kauai’s royal family. The lush coconut grove along the Wailua River was home to Queen Deborah, the last reigning monarch, whose remains have never been found. Rumor has it that she walks the halls of the resort.

After more than two decades, corporate New York lawyer, Abby Parker has been hired to acquire the property for a wealthy land developer. Abby soon discovers that the Heritage and Cultural Association is not the biggest obstacle to stand in her way. Within hours of arriving on the island, Abby finds herself on a gurney, in the back of an ambulance. Abby may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Legend of the Coco Palms Resort by Rita D’Orazio is fascinating. Her novel brings readers to Hawaii. A tropical place that is exotic and loved by many. Here, I got to follow the main character to a place called, Coco Palms Resort. Once upon a time, this was the most expensive and popular resorts know worldwide. The rich and famous would come there to visit. But then, a hurricane came and all was lost. Destruction took over. Since then, real estates have tried to take over the property. It’s a real money spot, only if they can get to it. So far, no one has succeeded. Plus, there’s rumors that it’s haunted. Now, enters the protagonist, Abby. She’s a lawyer hired to go scout it. But what she finds is more than anything she ever thought. I loved how themes like family, culture, heritage, and love were present here. Rita D’Orazio has captured them beautifully. The scenes come to life with every page. The characters and their personalities snag readers like myself further into the plot. Soon, I found myself at the ending. It was brilliant. I truly enjoyed following this adventure from beginning to end. A lawyer turned into a business woman and the new treasures she finds is worth reading…Overall, I highly recommend this contemporary women’s fiction to readers everywhere. 

Review: Stray Son 


Synopsis:

Stray Son is an adult novel telling the story of a haunted Vietnam vet in the year 2000, reduced to working for a Santa Barbara mortuary, picking up dead bodies. One day he picks up a live one—his elderly father’s young ghost, a WWII Marine who starts following him around town. Then son receives a phone call that his old father just died. At that moment the young Marine knocks on the son’s trailer door. The grieving, confused son can no longer keep this apparition from his wife and kids—and opens the door. The Marine finally declares why he is there: to straighten out his stray son—and bum a ride to see his dying mother in a 1942 Sioux City, Iowa hospital. The son needs to take his family to Sioux City in the year 2000 to attend his father’s funeral. So the young father and the old son take their battles back to World War II on a trip across a wartime America towards death and an elusive reconciliation.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Stray Son by Richard Slota is an interesting piece of literature. Here, readers go one a ride of a lifetime. Traveling between the character’s past and present. Themes like family, love, and redemption are woven into the tale. Stray Son is a novel that leaves readers following Patrick. Patrick defys the norm when it comes to fictional characters in a way. He’s day job is peculiar yet he pays the bills. Bills like the months of rent. His job is to pick up dead bodies. Bodies of people that just died. Then, there’s his life background that made me feel sympathy for him. Soon, he sees a ghost and thinks he’s losing it. Only he can see a Marine. A Marine ghost that doesn’t stop following everywhere. Until, he introduces the ghost to his family once he found out that his father died. Sort of. Now, as a ghost and staying near the son he kicked out…is a lot to swallow. I found this tale stunning, heartbreaking, and realistic. The emotional journey of father and son is one that readers won’t be forgetting. It will stay with me forever. The sadness became my own. The life that the older son, Patrick had to live through because of his mother and father…was crazy. Yet in the end, it was good. Saddening in a good way. Then, somehow, when readers will least expect it, Richard Slota, surprises readers once more. Stray Son, is a great story. So much was packed into it. I felt like I was swallowed into one of those movies that make the watcher cry endlessly. Sad but good tears. Overall, I loved this powerful yet gritty novel. I recommend it to readers everywhere. 

About the Author
My life is about going for the long odds, so of course I’ve written a literary novel, Stray Son. I assisted at autopsies in the army during Vietnam and worked countless hard scrabble jobs since. I earned my Masters in Creative Writing, have BA’s in Theater Arts and Psychology and I am a produced playwright and published poet.

Review: My Lord Ghost


Synopsis:

She only wanted to save his soul. He needed to save her life.

Laia Grace wasn’t raised in society and besides meeting men was so much fun! But when the naive Regency miss introduces herself to the wrong person, her father decides that it’s time she grew up. If only he knew that the house he was sending her to had a ghost in residence. 

Marcus is haunting his own home, living in the secret passages and priest holes while he tries to deal with the horrific events that led to his brother’s death. But when an angel shows up and coaxes him into telling her his story, he discovers a reason to live. 

Will he be willing to risk both his own life and his heart to save her?

Rating: 5 stars

Review

My Lord Ghosts by Meredith Bond is a historical romance with a twist. I loved reading it. Meredith captured the time period perfectly. The characters were charming especially, Marcus. A ghost living in his own home. It’s not until a certain lady arrives that stirs everything out of balance. Marcus’s was attracted to her beauty upon first sight. His plan to get rid of her was in action, yet little did he know that she would be the toughest one to scare away…

Laia Grace is a flirt for a lady of her time. Childish almost in that manner. Yet somehow she grows up into a decent woman as the story unfolds. I was intrigued from the beginning. A young woman sent off by her father to a haunted place. But what occurs next kept me turning the pages. She turns into a completely different person and her curiosity gets the better of my attention. She seeks out the ghost unafraid. Wants to help. Maturity already rising gradually. Then the ghost’s way of haunting is hilarious. Marcus makes a mess of scaring people on purpose but despite that he’s a good ghost…

My Lord of Ghosts is well-written and highly engaging. I had to find out every detail and what happened next. My guessing built up from the suspense. The intrigue was great. Page turner. The personalities of both main characters melted together in a beautiful way. Each was destined for the other. A ghost so happens to help the young beautiful woman and she help him as well. Not planned but done. I couldn’t get enough of these characters. Realistic, believable, and enchanting. The ending was  perfect. Meredith Bond is another talented writer who books will be added to my reading pile in the future. I truly enjoyed reading this novel. Overall, I recommend to all. Sweet, romantic, and entertaining. 

Review: The Ghost Writer

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Synopsis:

Once a writer, always a writer . . .

What would you do if you came back as a ghost? You could finally write that novel . . .

Meet Arnold Showalter, ghost.

At night, Arnold haunts the magnificent underground Mystic Caverns of Appalachia. But during the day, Arnold becomes The Ghost Writer, the first “literary voice from beyond the grave.” Yet before Arnold can capitalize on his fame, he must first exorcise the “ghosts” of his own past. And it is easy to become bitter when one is dead . . .

Fortunately, Arnold’s world is rocked when he meets Clarisse, a 15-year-old fatality of a car accident. Her fresh outlook and spunky energy awaken Arnold to the real possibilities of post-life existence. Clarisse inspires a quest that takes Arnold to the farthest reaches of the universe, and deep within himself.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Ghost Writer by Damon Norko is a paranormal urban fantasy. Imagine being a ghost, who is a bestseller from the beyond. However, being a ghost even a talented writer doesn’t suffice especially for Arnold. He needs something more to keep him busy. A ghost that is easily bored, is one that will get into a whole leap of trouble. Arnold needs a friend to quake his thirst in his afterlife. Fate is funny, because he ends up getting not one but many friends. Friends who will also get into major trouble along with Arnold. Arnold is a ghost that is not like any others i have read about…he days the norm. Damon Norko has created an unusual yet highly entertaining fantasy that readers everywhere will enjoy. The ghost’s journey and growth as a character are brilliant. Arnold is also, very easy to connect with…his feelings are believable and portray him as realistic. I enjoyed this short easy-to-read novella. The Ghost Writer is one that baits, lures, and hooks. Overall, I recommend it to all.

 

Review: Waiting for a Lifetime

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Synopsis:

Sunny Siebel isn’t an ordinary girl – she can see what others can’t. She has the ability to see and communicate with the deceased.

Only sharing the company of lost spirits waiting to move on, her life changes when she meets a Reaper for the first time and realizes what she has been missing – why she is so different – when she falls in love. What she didn’t expect was how their connection would change her.

Acquiring comfort and solace in her newfound love, Sunny finds herself running from heaven itself while getting caught in the middle of an even larger plot that not even her assailants see coming.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Waiting for a Lifetime by Samantha Markham is a brilliant YA fantasy. I couldn’t believe the raw talent that this writer had until, I read her debut novel. This tale takes readers on a young woman’s journey in life. Her mother died and she can see and talk to ghosts. No one knows she can except her. Until, she meets him. The reaper captain. Appears to be her age, yet his age is much older than Sunny Siebel would have thought. But that doesn’t keep her attraction to the new strange guy in front of her. Something about her ability to see ghosts attracts the reaper closer to her. Their friendship is instant and something deeper begins to develop. Something that isn’t looked upon as good by the world from which the reaper comes from…it’s banned to be in a relationship with a human. But then again, Sunny ends up susprising both herself and the reaper when an unknown power escapes from her hands.  Waiting for a Lifetime describes this novel perfectly. The waiting of the two characters in finding each other is indeed like and will be a lifetime. Samantha Markham’s characters are believable and her world of fiction is highly entertaining. An deeply engaging tale that brings paranormal an YA issues together beautifully. I enjoyed reading it. Look forward to reading the next grand adventure by this writer. Overall, I recommend this story to readers everywhere.

Review: Amelia’s Children

Amelia's Children by [Cribbs, Greta]

 

Synopsis:

In 1985 Amelia Davis is brutally murdered in the woods outside of Laurel Hill. Her killer is never caught. Thirty years later, David Jenson comes to town on what he calls “personal business”, though he won’t tell anyone what that business is. Could he have some connection to the town’s most infamous cold case?

Sarah Hathaway has just returned to her hometown in the wake of a failed acting career. When she meets David, she is immediately drawn to him. But it is the mystery of what exactly brought him to Laurel Hill that keeps her up at night. Determined to find the answer, she embarks on a journey into the unknown that will change her life forever. Along the way, she discovers truths about Amelia’s death that prove more sinister than anyone ever could have imagined.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Amelia’s Children by Greta Cribbs is a fascinating paranormal tale. I loved it from the beginning. Here, readers get involved in the investigation of a cold case murder. From there an unexpected stranger lures a woman into extreme curiosity. A murderer that was never caught…and things about the murder leave more questions than answers…

This novel was well-written. It was easy being sucked into its depth. The characters picked my curiosity as well as the murder mystery. Suspenseful, intense, and addictive to read. The journey was one that readers won’t be forgetting. It felt so real. The danger and paranormal activity were the perfect combinations for this book. Amelia’s Children is indeed an intriguing tale that has captivated me. I loved Greta Cribbs writing style. Her words carried me through her wonderful world of fiction. There isn’t anything better than when the past collides with the present. Overall, this book is highly recommended, to readers worldwide.

 

Review: The Faraway North

The Faraway North: Scandinavian Ballads by [Cumpstey, Ian]

 

Synopsis:

These ballads convey a fantastic vision of the world as it was imagined in medieval Scandinavia, with monsters and magic intermingled with the very human concerns of heroism, tragedy, love, and revenge.

The great hero Sigurd is joined in this collection by troll-battling warriors including Holger Dane, Orm the Strong, and others. There are dramatic scenes of romance, betrayal, and loss. Some of the ballads translated here are attested by paintings or maps that date from earlier than when the first full ballad texts were first written down in the 1500s. An adventure ballad relevant to the history of an Eddic poem is also included.

The ballads are storytelling songs that were passed down as part of an oral folk music tradition in Scandinavia. This collection brings many new ballads to the English-speaking reader. The readable verse translations succeed in conveying the rhythm, spirit, and imagery of the originals. The translations are mainly based on Swedish and Norwegian ballads, with some from Danish tradition.

For each ballad, there is also a short introduction with commentary and background information.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Faraway North by Ian Cumpstey has set me back to when I was in high school. I remember reading a lot more literature that covered these themes back then. I was excited and enticed. The title brought a lot of thought running through my mind. I wasn’t sure what to expect, until reading it. Ian Cumpstey has won my attention with his brilliant writing style. Adventure after adventure, I was thoroughly entertained. Each ballad, contained action, risks, and sacrifices. Interesting, engaging, and beautifully told. Absolutely, a must read for all. I can’t remember enjoying a piece of literature as much as I have The Faraway North. Overall, this book is highly recommended to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Bealtaine;Tales of the Fae

Bealtaine; Tales of the Fae by [Strycharz, Nicole]

 

Synopsis:

Shea Brogan the Earl of Glenn Haven has finally found a countess to share his life with. Though Maura, his widowed sister-in-law is of common blood, she and her young son Torin, his nephew has stolen his heart and his devotion. As their wedding rapidly approaches on the heels of the Sumer Solstice so does trouble. Glenn Haven comes alive in late spring with the thinning of the veil and now fairy folk and all matter of woodland creatures are causing both mischief and delight. Meanwhile, little Torin is harboring a secret. He’s discovered the gift of magic that ran through his father’s veins and yet rages through his Uncle Shea. These new abilities and sights come with the need of caution that the lad fights to tackle on his own; while his lovely mother still struggles to see the beauty of the unseen world. Maura has always wrestled with belief but her blind eye could drive a wedge between her and her beloved Earl before the upcoming nuptials. Especially when one particular being took a very special liking, to her. Is their love strong enough to overcome the challenge?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Nicole Strycharz has once again swept readers, like myself, into her latest novel.  This writer definitely knows how to bait, hook, and lure her readers. Instantly was intrigued following the main characters that I love from a previous book as their journey progressed. I was deeply satisfied with the plot. Especially, with the ending. Nicole Strycharz currently has me hooked onto her brilliant writing style. There’s plenty of sass, sweetness, and a seduction that sends readers into a frenzy. Once, readers open this book, they better prepare with the wanting of more reads by Nicole Strycharz in the future. I have been lucky as this writer has kept publishing more dazzling reads to keep me lured. Entertaining Bealtaine; Tales of the Fae brings a world of fantasy and one of love together. It will leave readers questioning whether magic is truly real or just a figment of our imagination. Excellent characterization as expected. After reading this book, I would love to have met each character in real life. Their troubles are so similar to our own it’s hard to believe they’re just fictional pieces created by a mastermind. The novel also brought the theme of family, hope, forgiveness, and a future full of promises. But danger and challenges are ahead for the characters…can love, conquer all? Overall, I highly recommend this Christmas and romance tale to all.

Review: Mortal Musings


Synopsis:

Muse Alexandra has had it with the arrogant, ungrateful humans she is obligated to inspire. When the internal ranting of her latest charge pushes her past reason, she disregards the rules and forces her own words through his fingers, and is instantly entrapped in mortal form. With no magic, no identity, and no resources, Allie has no alternative but to navigate the mortal realm, depending entirely on her reluctant host while discerning what exactly caused her transformation–and how to reverse it.

Brett doesn’t have a chance to consider the words that mysteriously showed up on his screen; he’s too distracted by the stunning woman who appeared in his office out of nowhere. Before his brain can catch up, Brett’s uninvited guest becomes enmeshed in his everyday life. Her artless innocence gradually lessens his suspicions. Most importantly, the writer’s block that’s been plaguing him dissolves under the fantasies the naively beguiling Alexandra inspires.

All too soon, the forced proximity sparks a confounding awareness neither writer nor muse are able to resist.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Mortal Musings by Ari Glazki is amazing. A paranormal love story that will leave readers satisfied in every way. A man who needs inspiration to help his writer’s block is doomed. He obviously wasn’t succeeding with his muse’s help. Before Alexandra knew it she was in mortal form before the male writer. Just seeing her, she inspired so many ideas as well as fantasies. The writer, Brett, soon earns attention for his writing but then Allie aka Alexandra disappears. 

Ari Glazki’s novel is stunning. The characters are dreamy and realistic. They’re instant bond of chemistry builds and unbearable heat. The suspense of what will occur between the writer and his muse is great. The action and dialogue moves the plot forward. Fast and easy to read in one sitting. I loved following the characters as they came to terms with their feelings. I still wasn’t sure how the ending would be until I arrived there. Romantic, sweet, and addictive. Ari Glazki’s writing is superb. Well-written and well-developed. I highly recommend Mortal Musings to all. 

Book Review: Onyx Webb Book 6

Onyx Webb: Book Six: Episodes 16, 17 & 18 by [Fenton, Richard, Waltz, Andrea]

 

Synopsis:

Welcome Back to the World of Onyx Webb! This is Book Six. (Episodes 16, 17 & 18)

Haven’t Gotten Entangled Yet? Please Start with Book One.

More questions get answered in Book Six and NEW characters are introduced, several others return.

Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Six:

  1. The serial killer has taken his ultimate prize.
  2. In 2010, Koda attempts to find the girl in the mirror by crossing over to the other side.
  3. Onyx Webb finally has a new person in her life but like most things, it does not last.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Onyx Webb (book 6) by both Andera Waltz and Richard Fenton is a continuation of the most amazing series on the planet. Once more readers are taken into this multi-genre suspenseful journey. A journey that swallows up readers and drags them into the action-filled scenes. Death, murder, and paranormal activity followed every page. Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton have brought another masterfully woven tale to all. The characters are three-dimensional and will have readers hanging onto the edge of their seats trying to piece it all together. Characters like Onyx, Koda, Catfish, and Declan are also inside this 6th book. I loved following each episode with each group of characters. I felt like I was actually there going through it all instead of just reading along. The talent the writers have goes up and beyond. The anticipation of each new book is absolutely worth the wait. Onyx Webb Series (book 6) continues being held as my favorite drama adventure read. Overall, I highly recommend this compelling fictional world to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Hearts Unloched

Hearts Unloched by [Gem, Claire]

 

Synopsis:

A psychic interior designer reluctantly agrees to renovate a sexy investor’s abandoned hotel on Loch Sheldrake, a lake rumored to have once been the mob’s body dumping ground.

Interior designer Kate Bardach loves her single girl’s lifestyle, living in Manhattan and spending weekends at her lake house. She’s passionate about her career, too–reinventing old buildings. But there are some projects she can’t take on because of the spirits trapped inside. Kate is psychic–she sees dead people.

Marco Lareci is one of Wall Street’s most successful investment brokers who’s achieved all of his life’s goals–except for finding his soulmate. His latest project, an abandoned resort on Loch Sheldrake, needs a savvy designer to transform the crumbling complex into a boutique hotel. When Marco meets Kate, he can’t believe his luck. She’s the perfect match for his business and his heart.

Marco’s body excites Kate even more than does his renovation project. But he wants more than a casual relationship, and she’s not willing to give up her freedom. Plus, the haunting at Marco’s resort, a bonafide poltergeist, affects her on an intensely personal level. Kate’s aunt disappeared from the place fifty years ago.

Will the spirit doom Kate and Marco’s love, or drive them closer together?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem is a hot, steamy, yet emotional read. The story is about loss, love, and spirits needing closure. All it takes is…a wealthy Italian man to purchase an antique place. His intentions are to restore it and turn it into a hotel. The Shipley Hotel. Somehow by fate, he meets a gorgeous woman who happens to be an interior designer. A woman that he wants to share his bed with forever. She is  one that captures his heart from the beginning…

Kate almost died when she was younger. Now, she sees and communicates with ghosts. Something about the place where she is designing frightens her. Something bad. Maro is a hot Italian man who drives her crazy. He feels a connection to a woman who admitted that she not only sees but talks to ghosts. Got to love a hot sexy man who doesn’t run away nor treat a woman bad after hearing all that. Hearts Unloched will have readers on the edge of their seats. Suspense drives readers to turn the pages faster. Ghosts have a way of destroying or making your life better. Maro and Kate may find their peace after all…but it all depends on the restorations and what they can do to set the ghosts free. Overall, the novel is well-written and I loved reading it. Characters were real. Also, they were easy to connect with on every level. I highly recommend Hearts Unloched by Claire Gem. Her talent is amazing. Can’t wait to read her next paranormal romance.

 

 

Review: Follow the Bloodshed

 

Synopsis:

Robin had gone toe-to-toe with Lilith, losing everything. Now she is back in the explosive final chapter of the Executioner Trilogy for revenge. After emerging from Hell, lying in her cold and dark grave, she is thrust into a world that she would’ve never thought possible; filled with creatures she never imagined. And her power is growing. Los Angeles is a ghost town, with the world following close behind. It is up to her to stop Lilith and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

OMG! Once again, Kindra Sowder has rendered me speechless. I am so totally in love with this talented writer’s work. This final chapter of the Executioner Trilogy has sent me over the edge of my chair. I was immediately thrown back into the dark edgy world of paranormal beings. Robin is the leading female character that readers everywhere will love. She’s tough, brave, and her power is getting stronger each time. Just how powerful she will be this time around is something readers have to figure out for themselves. There is only one goal for Robin…defeat Lilith for good. Only time will tell if that happens…Revenge, romance, and action all brilliantly wrapped up in one irresitible novel. Kindra Sowder has a talent for swallowing readers whole and planting them straight into her dark worlds. Fast-paced, well-written, and well-developed. Follow the Bloodshed is a paranormal urban read that I highly recommend to all. Readers everywhere will be satisfied with this final chapter and hungry for more by Kindra Sowder.

 

Review: Follow the Screams

 

Synopsis:

Robin had made the ultimate sacrifice; losing life, love and fate in the process.
Or so it seemed. When all hope was lost her destiny was finally made clear. What would you do if you were trapped in a prison where most were put there by you? You rise…

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

 

Follow the Screams is an enticing paranormal urban read. This novel is book 2 in the Executioner Trilogy. Once more readers are lured back into a fast-paced plot full of danger and suspense. The writing portrayed within is superb. I couldn’t get enough of the characters and their journey. Plenty of action and thrills for all readers. The fight or be killed is a lesson one learns fast within the tale. Never turn your back for a second…Kindra Sowder brings excitement on every level. Whether it’s an emotional, physical, or psychological thrill ride, Kindra Sowder packs the best of everything into one place. I highly recommend her Executioner series. Books one and two have blown me away. Follow the Screams will leave readers begging for the next installment.

Here, readers are brought to an executioner’s worst nightmare. Being placed into the same place where all the bad guys were sent. Especially sent in by that executioner…life and death hang in the air. Readers hold their breath as they wait for the next moment. Will the characters survive or perish? Being sent to hell and trying to make one’s way back to the life she left will be one unforgettable journey. Again, Kindra Sowder has worked her magic in Follow the Screams. Satisfying, deep, and edgy. Overall, this paranormal read has made it on my top reading list.

 

Review: Follow the Ashes

 

Synopsis:

What does it mean to be the Executioner? Is it the struggle between good and evil, and the fulfillment of a Gypsy
legend?

For Robin, it’s simply another day in the park in downtown LA. It’s killing the undead as she attempts to juggle life and love the same as any other ordinary woman would. That is until she meets Gordon, a crazed demon with a conscience. Now she must battle an ancient evil far more powerful then she’s ever faced before, or risk losing the world to Lilith, the mother of all vampires.

Will she save mankind? Or will we all follow the ashes of destruction as we burn in Hell?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Follow the Ashes by Kindra Sowder is a must read for all. Talk about an amazing plot that is fast-paced, full of adventure, action, and heat. For every paranormal lover out there…this is the book to have. I was instantly taken in by the story and swept into the journey ahead.  This riveting tale contains some similarities to my all-time favorite paranormal reads. Here, is a leading female protagonist trying to live her life and fight the things that would give us all nightmares. LA seems like the place where all the dark paranormal beings like to live…and where the good battle them at every corner. Some paranormal beings are good. Like her caretaker, Gordon. He is a demon but one that is a good guy. It will prove hard not to fall for Kindra Sowder’s characters. Brilliant writing that masterfully weaved a tale worth every reader’s wish. Evil is in full. Vampires are definitely found in this novel, and I couldn’t be any happier. Once this book is opened…readers like myself will be pulled in deep. Or sucked in whole. Beware the writer’s talent will have readers breathless, excited, and begging for more. Overall, Follow the Ashes is highly recommend to readers everywhere. I look forward to reading more by Kindra Sowder in the future.

 

Review: Haven of Evil

 

Synopsis:

When floodwaters destroyed Kevin and Sandra Wilson’s home and personal possessions, the couple moved into a house in a town called Havenville. Kevin would learn about the house’s evil past after a series of eerie events.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Haven of Evil by Melvin Rivers is a dark and intriguing story. This book reminded me of Unfortunate Events. It seems like one destructive thing happens after another to this one family. A flood destroying their home and previous jobs. Then, there’s the crappy hotel living situation they are stuck in until the husband’s new job starts. A job that will start within a week. The wife is waiting and hoping that her raise finally comes in so that she can help her family’s living situation. The husband is so desperate for his family to move out of the hotel room, they e makes a bargain with a real estate lady. He waivers…but what he doesn’t know is that the home he and his family will live in is full of evilness. Nothing good will come of their arrival to the house. An evilness that of unthinkable portions happens to be in their new home. What comes of the family and their lives is one that readers will enjoy reading for themselves. Suspenseful, edgy, and well-told. Overall, I highly recommend Haven of Evil to readers everywhere.

 

 

Review: The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

 

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Courtney Hoffman is determined not to go insane like her crazy grandfather did—right before he tried to drown her when she was seven. But something is happening to her. She’s being visited in her bedroom at night by aliens who claim to have shared an alliance with her now-dead grandfather. And Courtney knows that aliens aren’t real, which means she must be going crazy. And her mother and her new boyfriend have zero tolerance for craziness.

Then Courtney meets Agatha Kirlich, a mysterious older girl with sleuthing skills and alien-obsession issues of her own, and together—armed with ancient stories of a human-alien bloodline, a few photographs, and the creepy tattoo left on Courtney’s rib cage by her grandfather before he disappeared—the girls embark on a mission to uncover the truth about Courtney’s alien visitors. Ultimately, Courtney must put her fears aside, defy her mother, embrace her true identity, and risk everything in order to save herself—and the world.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Bradley G. Stefani is an interesting read for all ages. Yes, it’s geared for teens but as an adult, I enjoyed reading it. The main character, a teenage girl, is growing through a difficult time period in her life. She just lost her grandpa whom many deem crazy. Yes, he was a bit crazy but this tale proves he was also a genius as well. A grandpa who gave his granddaughter a tattoo that she knows nothing about…and the talk of aliens. Who believes in aliens…and where’s the proof? As Courtney live each day she is taunted with the nightmares. Her mother and mother’s boyfriend treat her like a crazed lunatic. A mother who puts her daughter into an asylum, based on the trauma her daughter is going through and because her boyfriend is a Doctor.  A Doctor who is more than beats the eye. The mother is clueless and it’s up to her daughter to save the world and to prove the Doctor is evil…

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman is addictive, well done, and highly suspenseful. I found myself turning the pages faster with every turn. Bradley G. Stefani writes a story that drags readers into the characters drama and sweeps them off their feet into the danger ahead. Absolutely loved reading this tale. Courtney feels alienated from her peers and family and once she lands into the world her grandpa was in, she finds a peace that makes her life normal. Funny, crazy, but well-developed. Overall, I highly recommend this YA novel to all.

 

Review: Unusal Love Story

 

Synopsis:

Lonely, widowed, and desperately poor, seventy-three-year-old Miriam is used to living a life of isolation. But when she comes across a lost traveler one stormy night, she knows she must do the right thing, so she invites the stranger into her modest home for a bite of food until the weather passes.

The man, Raja, is tall, handsome, and respectful—with a manner unlike anyone from the small village where Miriam lives. But even greater surprises await when the two arrive back at her residence and Raja reveals a seemingly impossible past—and claims he has known and loved Miriam almost her entire life.

Set against the exotic backdrop of Central Asia in the 1940s, Unusual Love Story is a mythical tale featuring thought-provoking wisdom on love, spirituality, and what it truly means to be human. In a unique take on romantic storytelling, this sweeping novel introduces readers to a magical new world where immortal creatures can shift between man and beast—and compassion and kindness break the barriers that so often separate us as human beings.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Unusual Love Story by A. Amos is definitely an interesting and intriguing read for all. From the beginning of its tale, I was immersed deeply into a  woman’s harsh lifestyle and the why’s of how she is living like she has. I remember studying about Central Asia, how low caste people are treated among their own. It’s heartbreaking…the woman and her family were just trying to be good humans and yet people cruelty caused the death of her family and others. Tragedy strikes hard in situations like that. I can only imagine the fictional character’s pain as those evil moments are replayed in her mind. My heart and sympathy went out to her immediately.  Another character that sparks interest is the male stranger, Raja. It’s soon revealed that he’s not just a human but also, a king Cobra. At first, this frightens Miriam but soon fear subsides. Here, I find fantasy and sorcery brought into the plot. The writing goes back and forth between the past and present moments. Raja goes on to say that life gives us harsh tests in our lifetime to prove how strong we are in our belief of the higher power. I believed this fictional character was indeed right. A woman once 74 years-old turned back into her 18-year-old self. Making love to Raja, the king cobra all night long…when she wakes, they both head out of her hut and travel. For those who don’t like snakes…beware, this novel, is full of them. Raja, after all, is a king cobra.

Readers like myself not only get a tutorial about snakes and power but also on love and humanity. Unusual Love Story is indeed just that. There is so much for Miriam to learn and so much that Raja shares with her that it’s hard not to be fascinated by everything. The story is mostly Miriam asking Raja questions and he answers them in a philosophical way. Readers are told about others around the world. It’s like traveling without ever leaving one’s home. This is the most unusual love story that I have ever read. It combines a few genres into one making for an enchanting story. Inside this beautiful romance, readers will be awed by this writer’s talent. Instantly, I was mesmerized by the plot and characters. The scenes unfolded before me like they were, of my own memories. The story will captivate and keep readers hooked. Unusual Love Story dips readers into a different culture that is both educational and richly entertaining. Overall, I highly recommend this stunning tale to readers worldwide.

 

Rveview: Onyx Webb Series (Book 5)

 

Synopsis:

Readers of the series will see the web tighten in this book, the past and present are slowly starting to catch up to each other and shocking connections continue to be made.

Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Five:

  1. It’s the 1980’s and Bruce Mulvaney starts his own family while a killer watches from afar.
  2. It’s 2010, and the Mulvaney’s are dealing with Koda’s accident.
  3. Onyx Webb fights to keep her way of life.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Onyx Webb Series (Book 5) by both Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz continues to have it all. Suspense, intrigue, and murder as well as romance, ghosts, and revenge…are all inside each and every book. I have fallen in love with the Onyx Webb Series. It’s addictive. Characters such as Onyx, Declan, Koda and many others bring a variety and freshness that readers like myself don’t get when reading any other fictional series. There are a serial killer…tons of money involved, and a whole lot of drama that kept me deeply lured on every page. The plot as always is fast-paced and full of action. Never a dull moment inside this series. The characters are always doing something that releases a chain of events that affect others in the tale. Greed, love, and an emotional journey that has once again blown me away. Both Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz are the best writers when it comes to hooking readers’ attention and entertaining them throughout every page as well as every book. I can’t get enough of what happens next…I loved reading this latest title and look forward to reading more by these writers in the future. Overall, I highly recommend Onyx Webb (book 5) to readers worldwide. Once you pick this up to read, you will be begging to read more.

 

 

Review: Return of the Witch

 

Synopsis:

After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was. However, her skills are no match for Gideon’s dark, vengeful power, and he succeeds in capturing her. Will Elizabeth be able to find her? Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all?

In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, where a witch pursues warlock. Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Return of the Witch by Paula Brackston is an enchanting yet highly suspenseful read. It is no wonder her novels are so widely talked about and loved. The plotline is addictive. Adventure awaits readers deep inside these brilliantly well-written pages. The story revolves around a family and love. But the danger is just beginning…and how it ends will have drastic changes over many lives.

Inside The Return of the Witch, readers are introduced to some familiar characters from Paula Brackston’s first book.  I love books that portray both magic and love. They swallow you up whole and transport you into different worlds. This novel does just that. The Return of the Witch is also a fictional tale about how one young woman grows up into the woman she is. After learning so much, Tegan, a witch has blossomed. The innocent and evil go head-to-head battling for the final round. Will Tegan and her mother like figure, Elizabeth, make it out of danger or will this be the end of them? Paula Brackston has beautifully captured a journey that will leave readers senselessly in love with her writing as well as waiting, for the next grand adventure. The journey readers take here will sweep them off their feet and swirl them fast into action, intrigue, and a fantasy worth reading. Overall, I loved reading this paranormal title and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

Review: Angel Diaries

 

Synopsis:

He was forbidden. Uncontrollable. Never to be seen, mentioned, or otherwise talked about. Until the nightmares began. Searing the screams, carnage and death into her skull. Forever.

Before this, Lindsey had a normal life. Somewhat. She had a boyfriend who was acting strange, an ex-boyfriend who has been too flirtatious and a best friend who turned psychic.

Once upon a time, the hardest decision Lindsey had to make was who she would take to the upcoming Winter Dance: her boyfriend, Philip, or her ex, Luke. Now, she’s not even human. She’s an Angel.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton is one paranormal YA novel that will leave readers breathless and excited for the next novel. Suspense and danger hang on every page. Readers are lured deeply into the fast-paced plot that is full of action and heat. Young teens in love, is enough, to heat up the pages. Their love is raw, innocent, and full of power. A power of good versus evil. One young girl’s heart belongs to two different teen boys. An ex-boyfriend who can instantly make her feel good at the drop of a hat and know how to make her happy and then, there’s her new boyfriend who she thought she loved and wanted to go all the way with…but something happens that causes her to leave one guy behind and to begin a life with the other. Surprises are abundant in this intoxicating tale. Lindsey will find out something about her and her mom and even who her father is…secrets kept for a reason and then, there are the haunting dreams that will send shivers down any reader’s spine. I absolutely loved reading The Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton. Her talent is strongly evident with every page turned and every character introduced. Overall, I highly recommend this YA title to readers everywhere.

 

Review: The Spiritshifter

 

Synopsis:

Loi, an amplifier able to help young superhuman Weeia develop their abilities, is found dead of mysterious causes. Amy, like Loi, may be an amplifier. If she gets involved she might be next. Should she risk her life helping, Weeia youth unlock their abilities?

In book three of the Weeia series, Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter, Amy’s courage is tested once again. Her boyfriend Duncan and the Youth for Change leaders want to find out why young Weeia have no abilities. Should Amy get involved? Is it the right thing to do?

They decide to bring Weeia youth to Miami so Amy can try to amplify their abilities without revealing her identity. Behind the scenes, powerful forces oppose her. Will Duncan, her sister Kat and their friends be able to protect her?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Elle Boca has done it again. Inside of book 3, The Spiritshifter, Elle Boca has beautifully spun another suspenseful tale. Readers are pulled into the story from the beginning. The characters like Amy have a way of roping readers into their lives. Realistic characters with extraordinary talents that will blow readers away…The scenes are vivid and will take readers deeper into the danger that’s about to explode…

Elle Boca is a talented writer. Her novels are brilliantly well-written. I can’t find a single one that was not exciting or intriguing. Magic in a world with very ordinary people and some very dangerous magical ones…the fictional world and way of life told in The Spiritshifter entices readers to keep turning the pages and makes them eager to read more. I loved reading this story and the ones before it. I can’t wait to read the next adventure by Elle Boca. Overall, I highly recommend this paranormal  fantasy to readers everywhere.

Review: The Legendary Haunting of Quentin Wallis

 

Synopsis: 

It has been in the nature of fairy tales that they begin with ‘Once Upon a Time’ and end with a ‘Happily Ever After’. However, this is not a fairy tale. It is a somewhat true story…
Quentin Wallis was not dead but neither was he entirely alive. He was something very much ‘in-between’. In short, Quentin Wallis was cursed. For a century he had been fated to live only on Halloween, seeking out his true love so that he might break the curse which had been laid upon him. The tricky situation was no treat when faced with bad men, murderous ghosts and an inconsiderate army of assassins determined to kill him. With only an honest heart, a haunted house and lashings of candy to assist him, Quentin must resolve the small matter of an almost kiss, and a girl with wild grey eyes. And as night falls, and the bonfires burn, so starts the greatest of all adventures.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: 

The Legendary Haunting of Quentin Wallis by C.K. McKenzie is a stunning yet well-written paranormal story. Readers everywhere will enjoy reading this mysterious plot that sends them through a fast-paced entertaining yet haunting read. Every page is filled with action, suspense, and danger. Readers will instantly be pulled in by this talented writer’s words. The interesting set of characters makes this a top priority read for all. C.K. McKenzie will keep her audience guessing…and beware…once you begin reading this you won’t stop until it’s finished. I loved reading The Legendary Haunting of Quentin Wallis, and I highly recommend it to everyone worldwide. C.K. McKenzie will blow readers away with this captivating read.

Review: Death Unmasked

 

Synopsis:

A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston. With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt from the Oscar Wilde poem, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” A huge smokestack belching smoke, a ragged flea market double-breasted wool coat, and an old antique picture frame, bring the distant past back to haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison. With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life and that he lost the only woman he could ever love. Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison’s reason d’être as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer. The memory of timeless love drives Jamison’s dogged search for a serial killer, determined to finish what he started decades earlier.
Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis. Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history from repeating itself.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Death Unmasked by Rick Sulik is a novel that will blow readers away…This is not one’s everyday typical mystery/thriller. It’s so much more than readers think before reading it. There’s poetry within…romance, reincarnation, suspense all perfectly wrapped into one marvelous story. Readers won’t want to miss reading this title.

Death Unmasked is beautifully told, well-written, and highly entertaining. There is so much going on, readers will soon find themselves finishing this great book within one sitting. I found it hard to put this novel down…the suspense keeps readers turning the pages. Readers won’t know what to expect until after it happens. Rick Sulik is a master at creating the best paranormal thrillers. Murder cases….past lives…and redemption are all a part of the masterfully woven story. I loved it. Rick Sulik’s novel can definitely be turned into a big motion picture…I would love to see his characters in live action. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Onyx Webb Series (book 4)

Synopsis: 

A multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with mostly every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Onyx Webb Series is a must read! Every book, inside this exciting series, is to die for…Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz are the new top favorites for readers everywhere. Their Onyx Webb Series (book 4) has it all. Mystery, suspense, paranormal beings, and drama. There is so much to look forward to, inside of book four. Readers will be taken to many different places, seeing and hearing different characters, and tying up each piece of the whole story. I love the different personalities and lifestyles meet and found inside this novel. Readers will be kept hanging in suspense even when they get to the last page. Both Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz know how to keep their readers guessing as well as turning those pages all night long.  Major cliffhangers…but it’s so worth waiting for the next book with the next episodes.

The Onyx Webb Series is more than just a story. It’s a world full of intriguing characters and fascinating events. Nothing is ever slow…everything moves forward as fast as if the reader was experiencing in reality. Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have a talent that is so rare to see in co-writers these days. I can definitely see this novel and the previous ones before it, become a TV series. Hopefully, they come to Netflix soon, because I would so love to see their characters on screen! That’s just how good this book is and the one before it. Readers can’t find a series that satisfies every known genre and comes out stunning like this one. Onyx Webb Series (book 4) is a must read for readers worldwide.

Review: Bring Me to Life

 

Synopsis:

Anastasia wanted to be a witch. One of her friends even found a spell to give her magic. But before the spell is over, Anastasia dies. She wakes up in Hell, having to serve a purgatory sentence for her crime.

When Anastasia is suddenly ripped out of Hell and brought topside, Ezra, a demon working for Lucifer, is told to send her soul down below. When he finds her, there are questions that must be answered. He decides to keep her alive until he knows her friends won’t resurrect her again.

While he still has Anastasia, he’s sent on another assignment. They have to work together to stop a murderer. But as she and Ezra grow closer, the decision to get away from him becomes harder. To save her life and find out the truth behind her death, she must leave the only person who has made her ever feel alive.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

Bring Me to Life by Nicole Thorn is one addictive read. A story unlike any other. Here, readers get a refreshing yet a believable story that entices them in like moths to a flame. Two unlikely characters met under certain circumstances…and while they are stuck together working side-by-side, a chemistry begins to form. Sparks are flying everywhere and readers are encouraged to read further to find out what happens next. Nicole Thorn is a talented writer who can lure readers easily to her lair, or should I say a world of fiction? Anastasia fascinates readers from the first page as well as Erza the demon. But her friends are also, enjoyable to follow along as the story develops. Readers will be taken on one adventure to another one as they follow the new pair to the end. Overall, I absolutely loved reading this novel. I look forward to reading more brilliant paranormal romance pieces by Nicole Thorn in the future. Her characters are out of this world. Bring Me to Life, is one read that I highly recommend to readers everywhere.

Review: Bewitching Circe

 

Synopsis:

Stone Koufax, tattooed tough ex-ranger steeped in heartbreak, plunges through shape-shifter sirens and twenty-first-century partners with sexy charm. But within the deep woods, old gods laugh as he twists and turns to escape love’s binds. Dating app, Tinder, taunts the Florida backwoods with indecent proposals as enchantress Circe twirls her magic. Isle McQueen, a redheaded vixen with XXX-rated allure, intrigues Stone. Will she tap Stone’s heart icon or swipe off-screen?

The war between Stone and Isle becomes a thin red heart that could snap at any moment. Can Isle avoid Stone’s bed until he falls from friendship into love?  A posse of ghosts and god of thunder, Thor, gather to defeat Circe …
My Rating: 5 stars
My Review: 
Bewitching Circe by Maria Hardin is the most intriguing novel readers will get their hands on. Absolutely touching, sexy, and enchanting. Readers will be sucked into the plot after reading the first page. Maria Hardin automatically takes her readers on the most curious and dangerous battlefields of all. Gods, love, and two individuals who will be fighting as hard as possible the instant connection and power that comes their way.
Bewitching Circe is a debut novel that will capture audiences from all over the world. Mythology, paranormal stuff, and romance all wrapped into one incredible novel. The drama and troubles are only just beginning…Can one man defeat his way through it all? Maria Hardin is indeed a talented writer to watch out for. Her characters will find their way into readers laps and their hearts. Overall, I highly recommend this adventure to readers everywhere.

Review: A Wicked Hunger

 

Synopsis:

A hundred years after vampires revealed themselves to the masses, the world is still recovering from the hysteria and war that devastated much of the Earth. And though peace has been brokered between the human and vampire nations, it is tumultuous at best.

Orphaned at the age of ten, Coraline Conwell has struggled to survive a turbulent existence growing up alone on the harsh streets. Until a wealthy man provides an escape from her vagrant life by offering his hand in marriage. Out of place in the upper-crust world, Cora has done her best to adapt to her new role as wife, but when her husband is brutally murdered, she is ripped from her secure life at the hands of the Vampire Enforcement Agency.

Now her survival teeters on the whim of a brutally handsome vampire named Mason as she is hunted by those who would see her dead. She must keep unwanted desires for the sexy vampire from leading her down a dangerous path while she discovers there is more to this world, and herself, than she could have ever imagined.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

A Wicked Hunger by Kiersten Fay is one smoking hot read. Readers will be dragged instantly into the novel. At first, readers are taken on one woman’s journey of seducing her husband to her being shot at and then to find that her husband is dead. But that’s not all. Someone wants her dead. Cora ends up finding herself being taken into protective custody by none other than a hot sexy vampire. One that feel the spark of attraction when he first spotted her in nothing more than a coat and sexy lingerie.  Mace is on a mission to take Cora’s husband alive as a prisoner for criminal actions but then all hell breaks loose. Soon, he takes Cora into his care. Along the way their lust and something else begins to develop. As for Cora, her crazy yet dangerous journey as only just begun. Kiersten Fay is a superb writer with skills that will heat up the night and send a shiver down readers’ spines. This was the first novel, I have read by her and I highly recommend it to all. The ending will only leave readers begging for more. I can’t wait to read her next masterpiece. (Warning this read will create a wicked hunger for more novels by Kiersten Fay.)

 

 

Review: Summoning the Demon

 

Synopsis:

Alyssa doesn’t like to ask for help, but when fighting zombies, sometimes a witch needs a little backup. So she summons a demon. Falan Farrelly, demon. Alyssa wouldn’t have survived the night without him, but is that the only reason she wants to summon him again?

Falan isn’t used to chasing imps out of old lady’s yards or getting rid of demons, but there is something about this witch that makes him unable to resist. For the first time in a very long time he wants to help out the witch that summoned him and he’s actually having fun.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Summoning the Demon by Kelly D. Smith is impressive. A short story that will hook readers instantly. I could not stop reading, until I read the entire thing. Readers will love Kelly D. Smith’s writing and her unique plot. The characters are so real and the energy behind this romance will take readers deep into an interesting world where a witch calls on a demon. I have never read a fictional piece where a good witch calls on a demon for help, and yet here is a remarkable story about it. Summoning the Demon is exciting, hot, and incredibely sexy. Overall, I highly recommend this paranormal short romance to readers everywhere. Also, I look forward to reading more by this talented writer in the future.

Review: Dark Secrets

 

Synopsis:

Misty’s family, hid a dark secret from her. Until the coven came to claim what they believe belongs to them. Their chosen ones, to lead the coven to become the most powerful. It is written the twins, who they separated at birth are to reign together as one to keep the bloodline pure. When Misty refuses to stand with them, hell will break loose.

My Rating:

My Review: 

Dark Secrets by Mikki Smith is an interesting read. A novel, where pararnormal clashes with the normal world that we all know. Mikki Smith has stunnignly created an a world full of darkness and leaves characters questioning themselves to a breaking point. Does God exist and is there a such thing as evil lurking in our world? Not just evil as in bad people, but evil as in something deadly, that you just can’t explain until you experience it yourself. Readers will follow a young girl’s journey as she runs from danger, pleads for help for her friends, and then begs to be taken as far away from the evil lurking deep, in the forest. Friends of hers may or may not be alive. Soon the girl gets help from a couple, and then mysteriously they both die separately. A detective called to the case, who spoke with the couple and then finds them dead. This then leads him to believe there is indeed a connection to all the cases concerning the woods and the injured girl. But what is the connection and can they solve it before it’s too late?

Dark Secrets is addictive to read. A dark thriller, that will leave readers on the edge of their seats waiting for what happens next. I found the plot to be fast-paced and well-written. The characters were well developed and so realistic. It felt like this story was more real than fiction. Mikki Smith definitely has a talent with words and in creating a fictional world, that will drag you instantly into the characters’ shoes. I loved how the emotions, thoughts, fears of the characters became the reader’s. That is what makes a novel stand out for me. I loved reading this paranormal story. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

 

 

Review: The Guardians

 

Synopsis: 

Sloane Jacobs has been on the edge of crazy for a long time now. That happens when you can read everyone’s aura, not what they show on the outside but what they’re really like. Knowing that sharing her curse would get her a one-way ticket to the loony bin, Sloane lives alone and trusts no one.

That changes when she meets Liam McDougall, a Gray One; the only kind that she can’t read. She doesn’t know what he is exactly but members of his team are disappearing and they need her skills to help them.

Sloane jumps headlong into their hidden world. With their help, her skills develop and she discovers that sentient animals, the fae, gargoyles and other creatures of imagination might not be the entertaining bedtime stories she thought. And the bedtime story she wants is always dancing a step ahead.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

The Guardians by Lisa Barry is one extraordinary novel. Her characters are will lure readers deep into this exciting new world. A world where known creatures are nothing like we thoought. Mystery, suspense and a quest to solve will keep readers hostage until the very end.

The Guardians is an exciting adventure waiting to be reead. Readers will disapear from their seats and be taken into Lisa Barry’s fictional world. A world just as crazy as our own but very different. Liam and Sloane are two protagonists that will entice readers into this magnificent story. They are perfect for each other and Sloane will go through many changes by the time the story ends.

Overall, I highly recommend this brilliant masterpiece to readers world wide. There’s so much, inside this novel, that will capture and captivate readers everywhere. Lisa Barry is one talented writer whose words are worth reading. I ejoyed reading The Guardians by her and look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

Review: Mama Sauveterre’s Curiosity Shoppe

 

Synopsis:

Once upon a time, there once lived two friends. Simone Sauveterre, the blind, elderly and kind owner of a unique antique store in Peoria…and the beautiful but vain Tassina D’Emerald, an artist from New Orleans. But something unpleasant happened between them in 1976, and they haven’t spoken since.

With a little black magic and an unwitting young girl, Tassina plans to resolve their secret grudge once and for all…no matter what the cost.

But standing in the way of her agenda is a recently deceased occultist, a college professor, a greedy mob boss, a kooky blonde hippie, ghosts, mages, vampires, angels…and a very angry demon who isn’t happy at all with what’s going on.

Welcome to the Curiosity Shoppe, where nearly everything can be found, bought or sold. Just make sure you read the fine print!

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Mama Sauveterre’s Curiosity Shoppe by John Yeo Jr. is the most interesting paranormal story I have read. The most selfish character one can think of slims in comparison to Tassina D’Emerald. Her life was fine until she jumped deep into a world unlike any other. Black magic is to be feared and once you mess with it, everything changes for the worst. Tassina D’Emerald soon experiences just how wrong it can go, when what she wanted is nothing like what she sees. Tassina was warned but she didn’t care. Decades of love and work have bene undone all by Tassina’s greed. The ending was a perfect end to it all. Characters of all kinds  can be found in this suspensful novel. Danger, action, and many lessons can be found inside this complex story. Readers will be dragged in from page one and won’t be released until the very end. I highly recommend this unique read to all. John Yeo Jr. definitely has a way of luring readers to his work. I look forward to reading his next masterpiece.

 

2 – 5 Star Reviews!

Follow Sharon and Matt as their high school year has just gotten worse.Their number one enemy, Angela is jealous that Matt won’t notice her while Sharon is around. Angela wants Matt to herself and she soon goes to drastic measures to try and steal Matt away from Sharon. But not all plans go as planned. Soon all three students will be battling to fight against a common enemy. Love, loss, and and friendship are the three themes readers will find inside this novel. Sacrifices have to be made. Who will stay, who will return and who leaves?

Great Book!! This book has a great storyline that keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. Danielle Urban is a great author! Can’t wait to see what she does next! – arkiebornforever

Great story – good start to your novel writing career Danielle.  – Blondeusk

Grab your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01073WEPI

Book Reviews Coming Up

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Book Reviews Coming Up: 

Phoenix Child by Alica McKenna Johnson

The Living Miracle by Donna Dee Vaal

Block 10 by Stacy Childs

Boys of Dixie Pig by Stacy Childs

Hard Case by Marc Hirsch

Smart But Dead by Nancy G. West

Burned Deep by Calista Fox

Nivana by J.R. Stewart

Book Review: Onyx Webb by both Andrea Waltz & Richard Fenton

Onyx Webb is the most creative and brilliantly well written novel I have read. The novel is so different from any other novel with the same genres. I could not believe the stunning plot before me. This powerful read will lure readers straight into its sticky web. A variety of unusual events plus many interesting characters, will keep readers on the edge of their chairs waiting…Both Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton have done an magnificent job in creating the most suspenseful and addictive novel that has be written to this day and time.

Readers will be taken deep into novel containing many plots that will indeed lead into one another. But, readers will be kept wondering what’s next. There’s a billionaire, a prodigy, a ghost, and two show hosts all within this unique story. Plus, many other characters who will leave readers with a sense of danger and chills traveling down their spines. Drama within the Onyx Webb novel, is one that will be highly entertaining as the plots unfold. I loved that that this novel was fast-paced, complex, and full of mystique. I could not get enough of this amazing paranormal fiction. Onyx Webb brings together a set of plots from different time periods. Readers will find themselves connecting with each of the characters. Then there’s the motivational message that ties up this extraordinary read. I loved reading this, and I know others will too. A little of everything all wrapped into one exciting novel. I highly recommend Onyx Webb and rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Fallen by Emily Clarke

Need an exciting new read? Fallen by Emily Clarke is indeed the most intriguing novel readers will find. A paranormal romance tale of how one woman falls in love with a man who can either save or destroy her. Every page keeps readers turning, wondering what happens next and what will the final decision be.  Julie Anderson is taken away to move with her family to Texas. She doesn’t want to go but when she’s there..she meets a fallen angel. Nick is an angel who cannot fall in love with a human being and yet he does. Julie soon as her own issues to deal with such as her mother’s death and her life spinning out of control. Only one person in her life has the final choice on what happens next. What choice will Nick make?

Fallen is a stunning story that shows us readers how the most impossible things can happen to us. Falling in love with a man who is a fallen angel and an angel falling in love with human is not possible. Yet, Emily Clarke defies the norm and goes out and beyond to create a realistic and beautifully woven story. It’s hard not to fall in love with the characters. Julie draws readers in by her issues that we all can sympathize with. Then there’s the dark and enticing fallen angel, Nick. What’s not to love? His struggle with his feelings towards Julie opens up a flaw that makes him even more irresistible. I loved this tale and the suspense is enough to lure readers in forever. I highly recommend this to all. A perfect read for everyone. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Swordplay by Maggie O’Neil

Swordplay by Maggie O’Neil is the perfect summer romance read. Maggie’s talent will magically transfer readers into a whole another world where magic, romance, and evil all exist. But no matter what the dangers are this new world has a lot of beauty to awe readers as they follow an ordinary woman on this journey. A journey that takes an archaeologist into another dimension as she places a necklace around her from a dig. Once she places it on she realizes she can’t take it off. And then the journey begins. Not only is she transported back to a new world full of danger and strange things but also will her three other friends. One of them will die and two will get the chance to go home. But one will decide to stay forever.

Swordplay written by Maggie O’Neil is a stunning paranormal romance that will exceed every reader’s wildest fantasy. Things that they didn’t know will happen and the plot is the most engaging read I have found. Every page is filled with mystery and suspense and the woman and her friends travel about in an unknown world. Already, her and her friends find themselves in danger before they meet a group of people who are the good ones. But evil is lurking closer than anyone of them suspected. A great evil ruling over the land has everyone fighting with every morsel of strength just to take it down. Will they succeed and what will the woman decide to do in regards to falling in love with a man who is not from her own world? I highly recommend this brilliantly well written novel to readers world-wide. I couldn’t stop reading until I read the last page. Maggie O’Neil is definitely one masterful writer in crafting the best novel to read. I look forward to reading more novels by her in the future. Overall, I rate Swordplay a five out of five stars.

Shadow Lane

Shadow Lane is coming soon to Amazon, Nook, and Smashwords! It will also be posted on Goodreads tomorrow.

Follow Sharon and Matt as their high school year has just gotten worse.Their number one enemy, Angela is jealous that Matt won’t notice her while Sharon is around. Angela wants Matt to herself and she soon goes to drastic measures to try and steal Matt away from Sharon. But not all plans go as planned. Soon all three students will be battling to fight against a common enemy. Love, loss, and and friendship are the three themes readers will find inside this novel. Sacrifices have to be made. Who will stay, who will return and who leaves? And what their new enemy is capable of doing.

Open Submissions:

Open Submissions to all self-published and new emerging writers.

I am a senior publisher for Pulse LLC. I am currently looking for the following genres to publish:

– Historical Romance

– Contemporary Romance

– Paranormal Romance

– New Adult

– Romantic Suspense

– Romantic Thriller

– Romantic Comedy

– Chicklit

– Christian Romance

– YA

Please send the first three chapters and a query letter to me at:

danielle@pulsepub.net

Our Marketing Plans Include:

– Obtaining reviews (we have a list of 80+ reviewers)
– Securing online spotlight features
– Distributing worldwide press releases
– Targeted advertising
– Arranging virtual tours
– Booking media appearances
– Producing and distributing book teasers and full-length trailers
– Producing and distributing “Behind The Pages” videos to promote our authors and their writings
– Hosting promotional contests and giveaways

Who We Are:

Pulse is an exciting new traditional publishing imprint committed to cultivating and promoting the works of authors from all walks of life.

Through our innovative, modern approach to publishing, we seek to foster the success of established authors seeking to enhance their publishing efforts, as well as aspiring authors looking to make their mark in the literary world.

Other Questions You May Have:

I am enrolled in KDP select with Amazon for about another 85 days, is this a problem?

No.

Can I work directly with the editor should we disagree on changes?  Do I have the final decision on the changes made?

We don’t allow authors and editors to work directly together, as it’s caused unnecessary complications in the past. If the author has any questions regarding the editor’s suggested changes, s/he can take them up directly with you. Also, as Senior Publisher, you have final authority regarding changes made to all manuscripts.

Will Pulse/Enrapture set up Facebook, twitter, web pages for me?

We do not create social media accounts or websites for authors, but we’ll gladly promote any profiles they create for themsevles.

What is the typical contract period?

The publishing agreement remains in effect as long as the title is in print, meaning as long as it continues to sell copies. If it ever fails to sell a single copy for two consecutive months, the book automatically goes out of print and the agreement can be terminated.

Will I be able to promote and market my book, or will the contract allow only Pulse/Enrapture to do it for me?

We require the active participation of all authors regarding the promotion of their titles. Though we’ll craft and implement a detailed marketing plan for their books, they need to be actively involved in promoting themselves and their writings, including arranging interviews and media appearances, securing online publicity opportunities, maintaining a mailing list, and general word of mouth. Once the marketing plan has been finalized, though, you’ll be passing it along to the author to prevent duplication of efforts.

– Am I included in Pulse’s media liability insurance?

Yes.

-And can I use my real name? I read somewhere that pseudonyms are lame these days. But I also think I’m ready to own this! 

That’s up to the author.

-Since I published through Amazon’s CreateSpace, I hold the existing copyright. So, do I remove it from Amazon now that Pulse will own the publishing rights? Can’t have it out there just floating around. 

Once the publishing agreement has been signed, the book must be removed from general circulation.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know.

Book Review: Hath No Fury by Hal Rappaport

Hath No Fury (The Lesson of Three Book 1)

Hath No Fury is unlike any other novel within its genre. A captivating paranormal romance that intrigues readers all the way to the end. Powerful, realistic, and exciting, Hal Rappaport has created a masterpiece that will always be remembered. His characters are unique they live in a world with those who practice magic and don’t discover their own powers until much later. But soon their world is tilted upside down and danger comes crashing ruining what was once a peaceful place fill with an evil that had been waiting.

Hath No Fury is set in the 1970’s that will grab readers’ attention and lure them deep into a paranormal world where magic does exist. Times are hard especially when there’s an evil source abiding its time until it’s ready to unleash it’s full force on the world. A story filled with mystery, suspense, and friendships. Mark and Amy go about on their own self-journey of discovery and what could lead their friendship to something more powerful than they thought. Just as Mark and Amy finally have things settled, and evil so unimaginable begins to tip their world upside down causing chaos and panic everywhere. Their world as they knew it will be changing faster than they would think.  Can Mark and Amy make it through everything intact especially their new relationship or will they lose each other? A highly fascinating piece that is brilliantly well written and will drag readers back to it plot every time. I loved reading Hal Rappaport’s masterpiece, because it’s different from any other novel within it’s genre. A must read. I would highly recommend this novel to all readers. I promise it will become your new favorite. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: In the Eyes of Madness by Michael Pang

IN THE EYES OF MADNESS by Michael Pang

In the Eyes of Madness by Michael Pang, readers will be enchanted and taken deep into the heart of masterful plot. An engaging world of adventure, suspense, and intrigue that will captivate readers from everywhere. Michael Pang has stunningly written a masterpiece with his paranormal science fiction fantasy novel.

In the Eyes of Madness, the title perfectly fits in with the story. Declan’s mother is taken away to an institution, leaving him even more puzzled than ever when strange events start to occur. Declan gets a job to work in the same psychotic institution where his mother is being held hoping to find answers. But what he wasn’t expecting was the feeling of terror nor the danger that comes with his discovery. His discovery leads him to a world filled with such evilness that may or may not consume him and the entire institution as well. Can he get the answers he’s looking for and still make it out before it’s too late? I highly recommend reading this brilliant piece by Michael Pang. His character, Declan, is one very interesting being that holds the fate of what is to come. Overall, I rate In the Eyes of Madness a five out of five stars.

Writer’s Dilemma

Shadow Lane Cover

Readers, writers, and friends, I need your help. I am stuck in how to proceed with my new chapter (chapter 7) for my YA Paranormal novel, Shadow Lane. The first chapter is from the main female character’s point of view of the accident.

Then ch 2 tells about the trouble that started from the accident same point of view continued.

Ch 3 is about the enemy visiting our main character and also giving off there’s more danger ahead kind of vibe.

Ch 4 is the main character’s enemy dealing with her own enemy. Who is also a real danger to the main character and her best friend.

Ch 5 has the known whereabouts of her best friend and he’s being kept safe from their high school enemy as she had used him to hurt our main character out of jealously.

Ch 6 Our main character is going about finding out more about the shadows and finding out who the other shadow is that is the real cause for concern.

Ch 7I don’t know if I should use it to write A) about the other shadow and what he might be up to at the moment that could lead to a breaking point or  B) if I should have the jealous shadow try and get her past enemy to find out what she can about shadows to see what can be done about her life as a shadow and to stop the one shadow who is threatening her as well.

Any ideas? And what’s your vote version A or B?