Ravenous #Review: Dark Longing by Aja James

Dark Longing (Pure/ Dark Ones Book 2)Title: Dark Longing

Series: Pure/Dark Ones

Series Number: #2

Author: Aja James

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: January 18, 2018

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 275

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

“Every story has more than one side, like a crystal that captures and reflects different colors of light. Do not take for granted what you think you know, for until you hold the entire jewel in your palm, the temptation is to fall prey to illusion and deception.” 

This is a story of the Dark Ones… 

Inanna: the vampire warrior 

Known as the Angel of Death among her kind, she has lived millennia alone, one of the remaining True Bloods in existence, unconsciously longing for the one male she could never have. 

Gabriel: the forbidden human 

His soul recognizes hers from the first encounter. With the first touch, he is awakened. Though he does not know it, he has been searching for her across the ages. 

But even as they are finally reunited, their love faces seemingly impossible odds. Will history repeat itself or will they break all the rules and chart a new course together?

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My Review:

Having read book 1 years ago and enjoying the world I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read book 2. It was worth the wait! I couldn’t stop reading the words or turning the pages. And talk about HOT! Whew, I’m still fanning myself. But what really grabbed me were the characters and the world. This has suspense, mystery, and action so if you want more than just romance then this is a must read. And it’s not predictable other than the HEA of course, which is what kept me glued to the pages. I had no clue who the traitor was, and I still only have theories about other mysteries but no idea where they might lead. I think those are the best stories, and throw in that HEA and it’s perfect. I look forward to reading the next book!!

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Author Bio:

I’ve been writing stories since the age of six, and novels since the age of thirteen. Can’t say that those early efforts were particularly good, but I sure loved putting them down on paper! And whether I document them or not, stories are forever forming and expanding and interconnecting in my head.
The best part is–it’s completely organic, the way the stories develop. When the inspiration hits, I write just so I myself can learn where the characters are headed because oftentimes, they take me by surprise! It is my ultimate dream to become a best-selling novelist one day and share my stories with as many readers as I possibly can.
My other loves include art, cooking, old movies (anything with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, and all the song and dance numbers because you can’t watch them and not be happy!)
I adore taking long walks with my husband and running after my two rambunctious kids. I have traveled extensively (all seven continents except Antarctica) and have a multi-cultural upbringing. I speak two and a half languages and binge watch TV shows when the mood strikes.
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Rapturous #Release #Blitz & #Review: Down On Me by J. Kenner

DOM_RB_BANNERDown On Me, the first standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

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Title: Down On Me

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: January 16th

Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.

Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot …

Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things—to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.

He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna . . . well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.

Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna’s meant to be his.

And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.

**Down On Me is the first in a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.

Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEAT!

But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…

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Wow, talk about hitting the feels. Beautiful best-friends to lovers story. I loved how down to earth it was. There’s a part where Reece talks about choice of underwear and how much he’s wanting to see her in just plain old white, cotton panties. Reminding woman everywhere that not all men need the sexy, expensive underwear to think their woman is hot. It was one of my favorite scenes, along with the scene at the bar when Reece… Sorry, I’m not spoiling it, you’ll have to read it and find out. It’s a definite page-turner that will have you begging for more.

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About J. Kenner

jkennerJ. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Ravenous #Review: Emerald Flame by Caris Roane

Emerald Flame (Flame #6)Title: Emerald Flame

Series: Flame

Series Number: #6

Author: Caris Roane

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Twin Bridges Creations LLC

Publication Date: November 27, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 218

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

An alpha wolf sizzling with storm power. An invisible witch. An evil wizard who wants them both dead. 

The air felt wrong, like a thousand tiny needles pressing into the flesh of Alex Warren’s arms and shoulders. 
He sat in his Border Patrol SUV in front of the Savage Territory station. His shift was over for the night, but he wasn’t ready to head in just yet. 
Something was going down. He just didn’t know what… 

~ EMERALD FLAME, A Paranormal Romance 

A witch scarred him…

Warren couldn’t trust witches. One had tried to kill him with her poisoned spell.

Though he survived, he was left badly disfigured and blind in one eye.

When Kiara, a beautiful witch, begins to heal him, he finds himself craving her. But his prejudice against her kind runs deep.

As an evil wizard attacks Savage Territory, can Warren set aside his prejudice, or will he lose his pack, and his territory, forever?

Wolves hate the secretive nature of Elegance Territory…

Kiara never meant to fall for a wolf.

But from the moment she met Warren, her heart beat only for him.

She also knew he could never go for her. A witch had almost killed him once.

When a vile wizard makes a play for Savage Territory, and Warren needs her help, their relationship climbs to dizzying heights.

Yet the scars he bears tells her she can only be a passing flame.

Can she protect her heart? Or will the passionate affair leave her forever desolate?

EMERALD FLAME, A Paranormal Romance, is a passionate, tender, standalone romance set in the Flame Series and the world of Five Bridges. 

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My Review:

OMG that was awesome! I absolutely LOVE this world Ms. Roane has created. The characters are never less than amazing, even the bad guys lol. I can’t help but get sucked into the story, hating to step away for even a moment. Yes, some things are predictable, like the HEA, but it’s the journey to get there that has so many twists and turns to keep it unpredictable. I don’t know how many times I had to take deep breathes to slow my heart rate down. Very intense situations along with panty-melting scenes, how can you go wrong? An exciting adventure that left me with a book hangover.

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Author Bio:

000 Caris Roane - Author Photo 2Hi, Everyone! Caris Roane here! I’m a NY Times Bestselling Author and I write super-sexy paranormal romance books. With every book I create, my goal is to take you away ~ far, far away ~ from the difficulties and frustrations of your life.

I began my career with Kensington Publishing and wrote Regency Romance as Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times Magazine honored me with a career achievement award for my Regency work. To-date, I’ve published eighty-nine books. Thirty-nine of those are paranormal romances, some self-published and some with St. Martin’s Press.

Though my stories conjure up hunky PNR warriors, like vampires and wolf-shifters, the romance is everything, including a satisfying Happily Ever After. My hope is that you’ll become engrossed in the lives of my tortured heroes and my worthy women as they wage war, as they make love, and as they face the tough issues of life and relationships! 

I live in the Phoenix area, in the city of Buckeye. When not writing, I’m a real homebody. I love gardening, sewing, and cooking. (Um, cleaning, not so much!) I also enjoy creating jewelry and I frequently offer my handcrafted, PNR bracelet giveaways to my newsletter and blog subscribers. You can sign up for both on my Home Page, in the right-hand column.

My motto: Live the Fang!

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Ravenous #Review: A Wolf’s Love by Caris Roane

A Wolf's Love (Flame #5.1)Title: A Wolf’s Love

Series: Flame

Series Number: #5.1

Author: Caris Roane

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Twin Bridges Creations LLC

Publication Date: October 30, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 63

Rating:

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

A WOLF’S LOVE is a sizzling paranormal romance and can be read in one sitting. 

An injured wolf. A witch with killing power at the tips of her fingers. A young witch in danger. Will Cole set aside his hatred of witches to help Lauren save a girl from certain death? 

Cole shifted his stance. He’d never known a woman like Lauren, not before his alter transformation two years ago, not since. 
But she was a witch and in one terrible move, she’d proven how much he couldn’t trust her. The break had been final. He was still mad as fire. 
He crossed his arms over his chest. “I know you’re there. Show yourself, witch.” 
~ A Wolf’s Love, A Paranormal Romance 

About A WOLF’S LOVE: 

Cole never wanted to see Lauren again. She was a witch who’d hurt him. Bad. Wolves and witches don’t get along. But when she asks for his help to rescue a teenage girl from a vicious drug lord, he can’t refuse. He’s a Border Patrol Officer in Five Bridges. He’s sworn to serve-and-protect. Yet when he sees Lauren again, his desire for her ignites once more. But how can he ever trust a witch who can kill him with the touch of her fingers? 

Lauren fell hard for the wolf. They’d dated for three sizzling months that she thought would go on forever. But when he broke with her because he believed she lied to him, she knows he’ll never come back. Asking for his help to rescue a kidnap victim was the hardest thing she’d ever done. But will being close to him break her heart all over again? 

A WOLF’S LOVE, A Paranormal Romance, is a passionate, tender, standalone romance set in the Flame Series and the world of Five Bridges.

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Great little short story! I love the world of Five Bridges, along with the uniqueness of it. There’s always something happening that quickens your heartbeat as good battles evil. Then hits the feels as love blooms despite all the evil. I loved it! This was a nice reminder as to why I love this series. The characters are always so believable that you’d think it was real. And talk about HOT! I’m still fanning myself. This was the perfect little quickie.

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Author Bio:

000 Caris Roane - Author Photo 2Hi, Everyone! Caris Roane here! I’m a NY Times Bestselling Author and I write super-sexy paranormal romance books. With every book I create, my goal is to take you away ~ far, far away ~ from the difficulties and frustrations of your life.

I began my career with Kensington Publishing and wrote Regency Romance as Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times Magazine honored me with a career achievement award for my Regency work. To-date, I’ve published eighty-nine books. Thirty-nine of those are paranormal romances, some self-published and some with St. Martin’s Press.

Though my stories conjure up hunky PNR warriors, like vampires and wolf-shifters, the romance is everything, including a satisfying Happily Ever After. My hope is that you’ll become engrossed in the lives of my tortured heroes and my worthy women as they wage war, as they make love, and as they face the tough issues of life and relationships! 

I live in the Phoenix area, in the city of Buckeye. When not writing, I’m a real homebody. I love gardening, sewing, and cooking. (Um, cleaning, not so much!) I also enjoy creating jewelry and I frequently offer my handcrafted, PNR bracelet giveaways to my newsletter and blog subscribers. You can sign up for both on my Home Page, in the right-hand column.

My motto: Live the Fang!

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Blazing #BlogTour w/ #Review: Shatter by Kaitlyn Davis

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Vampire lore meets ancient Greek mythology in this intense paranormal adventure perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Fallen!

Shatter_frontcoverTitle: Shatter

Series: Midnight Ice #4

Author: Kaitlyn Davis

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Release Date: January 2, 2018

Summary:

Pandora Scott just saved the world…or did she?

Fresh off her victory, Pandora thinks life is finally starting to look up. No one is trying to kill her. A few people actually consider her a close friend. The future is wide open with possibilities. And she’s in love with the boy next door.

But when the titans come crashing into Sonnyville, adamant that the monster she destroyed still lives, Pandora can’t help but wonder if things could possibly be as perfect as they seem. A shocking death forces her to face the truth and understand that what she’d hoped would be the end of the war might really be just the beginning…

Shatter is the fourth and final book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that twists vampire lore and ancient Greek mythology into an intense paranormal adventure!

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Other Books in the Series:

Frost Summary:

Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded… Don’t miss FROST, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that twists vampire lore and ancient Greek myths into an intense paranormal adventure!

 Life’s tough for a vampire thief on the run–just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may (or may not) have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she’s been trying to outrun? Well, it’s about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can’t escape her own destiny.

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Locked up doesn’t mean locked in.

Pandora Scott is in jail…again. Everyone she once loved betrayed her…again. And some of the most powerful people in the world want her dead…yes, again. Sound familiar? But if there’s one thing Pandora is good at, it’s wriggling her way out of life or death situations, and this time is no different. Armed with her ability to disappear and aided by the mysterious Sam, Pandora’s got a plan. Escape the most secure prison in the world. Evade the most powerful trackers on the planet. Forget every word that Jax has ever told her. And figure out how to change one teeny tiny thing–fate. Easy, right? Well…doable, at least.

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 Fracture Summary:

When you fall for the devil, you’re bound to get burned.

Pandora Scott’s world has blown up once again, but this time she’s learned her lesson–saving the world isn’t a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her life. With her fate hanging in the balance, Pandora’s got to make a choice. Forgive? Forget? Fight? Or falter? But everything changes when she realizes that the people she thought were heroes might be villains, and the good guys aren’t always as trustworthy as they seem…

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 Character Spotlight:

Inspiration Boards Pandora

Name: Pandora Scott (Dory to a select few!)

Occupation: Thief, female Robin-Hood, general troublemaker…

Who Is She? Pandora is the main character in my Midnight Ice series! She’s a vampire with the ability to disappear who’s currently on the run from the supernatural police force she once belonged to! Oh, and her ex-boyfriend is chasing her. As is a mysterious (and annoyingly attractive) new stalker. Oh, and, well, the most powerful vampire in New York City. But she’s fine. She’s got it all under control…sort of.

Loves: Blood, money, taking overly cocky vampires down a notch, fast getaways, not-so-fast getaways for that matter, proving people wrong, and…animals. What? They’re adorable. Oh, and also using her ability to disappear to totally freak people out. BOO!

Hates: Losing at anything, the sound of her alarm clock, people who underestimate her, and, well, her ex-boyfriend Jax (and the fact that she doesn’t really hate him at all, as much as she tells herself otherwise).

Guilty Pleasures: Going to the zoo, eavesdropping on other people’s conversations, and punching Jax when he really, really deserves it (which is almost always).

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Name: Jackson Rodriguez, but just Jax to most!

Occupation: Tracker for the supernatural police force he was born into, and aspiring musician on the sly.

Who Is He? Jax is Pandora’s ex-boyfriend and he personifies everything she ran away from—a life of boundaries and duties, without room for personal choices. He’s hunting her down to bring her back home, even though all the love he still holds in his heart is shouting at him to let her be free.

Loves: Proving Pandora wrong, his old beaten up guitar (a gift from his father), taking bad guys off the streets, and the old treehouse tucked in the woods behind his house that makes him think of his first (and only) love.

Hates: The fact that Pandora is usually right, and that in his world, duty means everything, even more than the secret dreams he holds within his heart.

Guilty Pleasures: Pushing Pandora to her limit and jamming out to the guitar solo from “Hotel California”

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Name: You can call him Sam…just Sam…

Occupation: Wouldn’t you like to know?

Who Is He? Sam is a mysterious vamp who is currently stalking Pandora—oh, and he’s the only other person in the world she’s met with the ability to disappear. Can he be trusted? Probably not. Is he annoyingly alluring? Hell yes.

Loves: When he looks at Pandora and sees a little spark in the back of her eyes whispering that some part of her remembers who he was…who they were.

Hates: Jax and the unrelenting passage of time.

Guilty Pleasures: Popping in unexpected, because being invisible has its perks!

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Review

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Holy crap that was awesome!! I couldn’t put it down; it was so intense (like camping lol). This last book was filled with suspense and OMG moments to the point of not making dinner just to find out what happens next. And so many interesting revelations that I had no clue how it was going to end (other than the HEA of course). I love when that happens; it keeps me glued to the pages, not wanting to miss a thing, and sticks with me long after the story is finished. This is a series worthy of my bookshelf!

Author Bio:

Kaitlyn Author PhotoKaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

Sign up for Kaitlyn’s newsletter to stay up-to-date with all of her new releases, to receive exclusive subscriber bonus content, and more! bit.ly/KaitlynDavisNewsletter

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Ravenous #Review: The Vampire Princess by P. Mattern

The Vampire PrincessTitle: The Vampire Princess

Series: N/A

Series Number: N/A

Author: P. Mattern

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Romance

Publisher: CHBB Publishing

Publication Date: October 5, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 231

Rating: 4

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Tristina starts her school day out by fighting with her mother over her ripped jeans. She storms out of her house, into the rain, and right into Seth’s car. Final stop, a vampire conclave inside the Arctic Circle. 

Not your typical school day! 

A love triangle between humans and vampires gets hot enough to melt the glaciers.

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I liked the characters and the world but Tristina just seems too accepting of what she was put through. And she was 16 when she was first taken so I wasn’t expecting the sex but once I finally got past that it was an interesting story and I hope there’s another book. The love triangle was somewhat hard for me to see. I totally understood the pull towards Oliver but we never really get to truly know the Vampire Prince which made it a bit more difficult. Overall it was a good story with intrigue, suspense and a fascinating world that I would love to revisit. I hope there are more books, there was a tidbit of info that I would love to find out about. All I can say is that it involves Oliver and a prophecy (I’m evil, I know lol). I hope you chose to find out for yourself by snagging a copy!

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P. MatternAmazon #1 and Top 100 Bestselling and Award Winning author P. Mattern wrote stories to entertain classmates in elementary school and won awards for fiction and poetry in college.After being laid off from her professional job in Mental Health she began writing down all the stories she had carried in her head and made outlines for in earnest. She was inspired by Anne Rice and her handicapped son to write Book One of Full Moon Series ‘World of Azglen’♡ about a widow and her adult handicapped son who becomes brainy and strong after being bitten by a vampire. Soon her children J.C.Estall and Marcus Mattern joined her in writing Full Moon Series, Amazon Bestselling Andy of the Damned, Strident House,#1 Bestseller Shock of Night, Forest of Bleeding Trees and others.This family writing dynasty is currently working on Book Five of Full Moon Series(‘Roue of the Dragon’ will release early 2016), a dystopic novel, Andy of the Damned Two, and finishing the last installment of Vampire Princess(the Arctic Circle Series). P.Mattern is a member of Thriller Writers Association. Her work has appeared in numerous ezines and anthologies(Girls Rock Horror Harder, The Animal Horror collection, Painted Mayhem Horror Anthology, Mystical Magical, Erotic Exotic Paranomal,and Santa’s Naughty List.She has two books under Booktrope Publishers’s Forsaken imprint and a contract with Tell-Tale Publishing. 
P.Mattern lives in the midwest and is currently involved with one of her characters. (“It’s complicated.”)
Winner Second Place Scariest Story Contest /Tell-Tale Publishing 2015 for ‘Terrible Choices’

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Ravenous #Review: Pursuit by Carrie Whitethorne

Pursuit (Riftkeepers #2)Title: Pursuit

Series: Riftkeepers

Series Number: #2

Author: Carrie Whitethorne

Genre: Adult Paranormal

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 292

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Adapting to her new role as princess, while learning to wield her powers, Charlotte makes an official visit to the Un-Seelie court, home of the rift to the underworld. 
King Markus is everything her Fae family is not: reserved, dark, and secretive.
While honing her skills, the powerful king uses her weaknesses to make her stronger. To discover more than her shadow and fire.
Discoveries will be made, histories revealed and she realises she must fight to protect all that she loves. 
When her greatest fears come true Charlotte must implement all she has learned to piece her world back together.

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Wow, just as good as the first one! I still LOVE Charlotte and all her snarkiness. And I still call dibs on Callan and Dane. The characters seem so real and I can’t wait to join them again in the next book. The kids are badass geniuses and still way too young to be so mature but it just makes you love them all the more. If only there were a way to jump into this world, I’d be all over it. I am loving it!

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Carrie is a mum.  An author.  A creator of worlds. A dreamer.  A friend.

At her childhood home in Yorkshire, Carrie was encouraged to utilize her imagination, to see things for what they could be, and to ask the question “what if?”  Her mum introduced her to worlds filled with magic: Barrie, Lewis, Tolkien, Blyton.  That magic evolved and continued to inspire her when she discovered Rowling and Sanderson.  They all asked the question and explored the possibilities, opening doors to new adventures that would forever change generations to come.

Even as a child, Carrie preferred creative outlets and writing.  But as an adult, Carrie had not yet had that moment of inspiration to begin writing a novel of her own.

That all changed one normal morning, on a normal walk to school, when a small boy slipped from the pavement and on to the road.  There was no accident. No horror.  Just a near miss that later formulated into one question: what if he was able to save himself?  Fueled by this question and Carrie’s love of fantasy, European folklore, and mythological creatures, The Riftkeepers emerged.  This world answered her question.  The series gave birth to characters that took on a life of their own, many telling continued stories in novellas and spinoffs.

When Carrie isn’t writing and annoying her editor with endless typos, she barely sleeps, thinks about her characters, indulges in an unhealthy Facebook addiction, exploring the beauty of the Lake District as her backyard, and contemplating which she loves more: pizza or wine.  Definitely wine. Considered to be one of the most boring people she knows, writing her own biography was a definite weakness. Her first draft was rubbish and was picked apart by friends who insisted she was funnier and far more interesting than she gives herself credit.  She was no longer allowed to write her own biography, so she provided input.

Carrie now resides in West Cumbria with her husband and two children.  They are her inspiration.  Her world. 

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Ravenous #Review: A Bargain In Silver by Josie Jaffrey

A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti, #1)Title: A Bargain In Silver

Series: Solis Invicti

Series Number: #1

Author: Josie Jaffrey

Genre: Adult Paranormal, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: January 3, 2015

Format: Paperback

Pages: 368

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

If the price of safety is slavery, would you bargain your life? 

A Bargain in Silver is book one of Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London. 

A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur. 

After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom. 

But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race. 

As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?

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My Review:

Wow, just wow! This mixture of dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and paranormal is freaking awesome!! Throw in some drama, suspense, sexual tension, and excitement you’ve got a fun ride ahead. I can’t wait to be able to read the rest of the series!! I LOVE Emmy, she’s emotionally lost but still so strong. A great portrayal of an intelligent, strong woman who’s world has been turned upside down and doesn’t know which way is up. Too trusting yet distrustful, mouthy, sassy, defiant yet just wanting to feel safe. Man, I could so relate to her situation. Then there’s Sol and Drew, one loves her, the other I have no clue. There’s politics in play that we haven’t even learned yet and it just makes the story that much more fascinating. Almost makes me want to read it again just telling you about it.

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Author Bio:

I have always written stories, but it wasn’t until I started the first book in the Solis Invicti series in 2014 that I really became obsessed with writing. I love to read, particularly where the escapism of the story is enhanced with an element of fantasy or science fiction. For me, writing is simply an extension of that journey, but I get to decide what happens next (though it’s amazing how often the characters seem to decide for themselves what I’m going to write!).

 

As a new author, I love to hear from readers with their comments and feedback on the books, so please do get in touch through the website or via Twitter.

Thank you for reading!

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Ravenous #Review: Into The Shadows by ClareMarie

Into The Shadows (The Shadows Trilogy #1)Title: Into The Shadows

Series: The Shadows

Series Number: #1

Author: ClareMarie

Genre: Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, Paranormal 

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: November 10, 2016

Format: Ebook

Pages: 473

Rating: 5

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Imagine living in a world where there are more than humans – a society where Paranormals co-exist with us, and a corrupt government kidnaps them so they can study their immortality and powers.

Where would you go?

Imagine thinking you were human all your life, then find out you’re not, and if the government discovers you, you’ll become the most desired paranormal test subject to ever live.

Where would you hide?

In 2050, our world was divided into four species – Humans, Paranormals, Descendants, and Mutated Humans. Ava James thinks she’s human, but finds out she’s not… and in more danger than she ever could have realized.

Her days just got a whole lot busier.

“You need to learn to protect yourself. You need to know the dangers of what you are, but also the strength of who you are.”

All set in year 3000.
Once Unified Now In Shadows.

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My Review:

OMG you cannot end it there!!! Wow, I have a new author to add to my watch list for new books. I love the writing, and the world is just as awesome. I could not put it down, it just sucks you in. If you’re looking for a new paranormal story that has romance but also has suspense and excitement then look no farther. Talk about some amazing characters, wow. I finished the book and started missing them. I need book 2 now!! I hope this is a long series, it’s one of those worlds that’s unique enough that I know I’ll want to return to it again and again. Kudos to the author for creating something new and addicting. I will be anxiously waiting for the next book to come out and will probably gobble that one up as quickly as I did this one.

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Author Bio:

ClareMarieParanormal and Contemporary Romance Author. The Author of The Shadows Trilogy, The Rockstar Alliance Series & More.

“I love to write books and create song lyrics. I enjoy reading. I’m inspired by music, oh and I’m a Libra too.”

ClareMarie’s publication of The Shadows Trilogy has just begun. This is expected to be an anticipated work as it brings in a new voice to the world of fantasy literature. The books are being presented by an exciting new figure that will entertain all sorts of people who are interested in surprising stories of all kinds.

ClareMarie released her debut novel on November 10, 2016. Her second book will soon follow. Each book is more than four hundred pages of surprising and intense romantic interludes.

ClareMarie’s first novel, Into The Shadows, is a series that takes place far off in the future, specifically in the year 3000. The story is about a group of people known as Paranormals who live among other humans. These are people who are immortal and have many amazing superhuman powers. While these people want to live their lives in peace, a government has abducted them in the hopes of studying these people and reviewing more about their powers and what makes them unique.

The story focuses on Ava James, a woman who was raised to believe all her life that she is human. But soon she discovers that she is not a human but rather a Paranormal. This leads her into a tailspin as she has to find a way to survive amid the pressures that are being imposed onto her.

ClareMarie has expressed a very strong interest in writing over the years and that interest clearly shows in her work on this book. She is a native of England who currently resides in Galway, Ireland and has been writing since she was around fourteen years of age. She started out as a songwriter and eventually built more of a passion for writing.

The Shadows Trilogy is her first endeavor into the world of literature. She is excited to share her amazing voice with the world.

ClareMarie does not show any real signs of slowing down either. She will be releasing another series of books, The Rockstar Alliance Series, in the near future. Until then, people will have The Shadows Trilogy to check out when looking for entertaining paranormal and romantic stories that take them to different worlds.

ClareMarie’s books can be found at most retailers and all information can be found at her website.

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