Monday, November 23, 2015

Book Review of Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 8) by Felicity Heaton

Book Title: Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates #8)
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 263
Author: Felicity Heaton
Date Published: 31 October 2015


A snow leopard shifter exiled from his pride twenty years ago, Harbin treads the dark path of life as an assassin, driven by a hunger for vengeance, mercilessly hunting the Archangel members who attacked his kin, murdering his mother and sister. 

When a new contract comes in and the mark is a snow leopard shifter, he can’t resist venturing into the mortal world on a personal mission to find out why one from a normally peaceful species now has a price on their head. What he finds in a rundown nightclub isn’t quite what he expects—a beautiful snow leopard female that awakens a fierce hunger inside him.

Aya has spent seventeen years living in London, immersed in the underbelly of the fae world, keeping her head down and her tail out of trouble. But when trouble walks right into her life in the form of a sinfully handsome, dangerous assassin, she is pulled into a whirlwind of events that stir up the nightmares of her past but might just give her a shot at putting those ghosts to rest—if she can resist the dark allure of a male she knows is her fated mate.

Can Harbin and Aya resist the passionate fire that blazes between them as they chase the vengeance they both crave? Or will they surrender to their deepest desires?


Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates, #8)Marked by an Assassin by Felicity Heaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the eighth book in the Eternal Mates series. I loved it!

Harbin is a character that intrigued me when he popped up in Taken by a Dragon. This mysterious shifter had me wondering what his story was. When I found out his story was next in the series, I became extremely happy. I fell a little in love with this brooding man. Although, he does terrible things for a living, his vulnerability shone through. He is a assassin for hire, but when he finds out that a snow leopard shifter has a bounty on their head, he becomes intrigued and decides to take the case himself. When he meets Aya, he feels the instant pull of attraction.

Aya is a character I didn't feel a connection to. Normally, I love the female characters in these books. However, although she came across as brave, determined and sassy, I thought there was something lacking in her personality, though I can't put my finger on what. Other readers may have a different response to her. This is just my opinion.

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. The story is told through the view points of both Harbin and Aya. Their story hooked me from the first page, and didn't let me go until I had finished it. The heat factor between these two characters is just as steamy as the other characters in this series. I love their stubborn butting of heads, which I found quite entertaining.
However, I did find the scene in the Underground i.e. the fight between the assassin, Hartt, and Kyter a little repetitive, even though it was from a Harbin's point of view this time. It did give me a deeper understanding of why the elf and the shifter clashed, though. We get to meet the other characters in the series again - Prince Loren, King Thorne, Sable, Kyter and Cavanaugh, just to name a few. We are also introduced to new characters, who bring a new dimension to the story. Hartt is an elf and head of the assassin guild and Fuery, who is also an elf, is considered tainted just like Prince Vail and works with both Hartt and Harbin. There is also a bear shifter called Rocky. I'm looking forward to finding out about their stories in the near future.

Felicity Heaton has written another fast paced, sexy paranormal romance that I thoroughly enjoyed! I love her writing style, which flows effortlessly from scene to scene. She is number one on my favourite authors list!

I do not recommend this book to younger readers due to the extremely HOT and explicit sexual scenes. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love sexy paranormal romances full of vampires, elves, werewolves, cat shifters, succubi, incubi, angels, dragons and demons. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:
Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Tsu | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Book Review of Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey by Melinda McGuire

Book Title: Josephone: Red Dirt & Whiskey
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 204
Author: Melinda McGuire
Date Published: 26 June 2011 (Paperback)


"Lying, cussing, smoking, drinking, fornicating, all those things Brother Richard told the congregation not to do, Josephine was doing every one of them and then some."

So begins the secretive story of Josephine Killian Johnson, a young widow, alone in rural northeast Texas during the Great Depression.

Josephine can cuss a blue streak, out drink a grown man, and smoke cigarettes as fast as she can roll them, but only in private.

In public, Josephine goes to church, drives the old women to the quilting circle, and donates to the needy, until Ethan comes along.

The lust Ethan ignites within Josephine threatens to bring all her secrets to light.

It’s the Great Depression in rural northeast Texas, and not much has changed, except in the life of Josephine Killian. After losing her mother and her aunt, Josephine finds herself alone and independent. Loneliness leads her to sacrifice her freedom for the bonds of marriage, and life becomes routine. But, when a mysterious stranger, Ethan, appears, he draws out what Josephine fights to keep hidden. Ethan opens up the doors to lust, secrecy and addiction that could lead to Josephine’s self-destruction. Will the people she knows from church, her neighbors in Hefner Falls, and her own desire to turn away from evil be enough to overcome the temptations Ethan offers? Or, has Josephine gone too far to turn back?


Josephine: Red Dirt and WhiskeyJosephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey by Melinda McGuire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I won a free copy of this book from the author through a giveaway on a blog I follow over three years ago.

Josephine Killian is a widow living in Texas during the Great Depression. Unfortunately, I found myself hating this character. I found her hypocritical, judgmental and totally self-absorbed. I wanted to strangle her and I found myself disgusted at her selfishness.

Unfortunately, this is a DNF (did not finish) though I read 124 pages or 61% of it. I really tried to give this book a go. I was intrigued with the synopsis and was ecstatic to win a copy through the giveaway. But, due to my rather large reading list, it has taken me quite some time to get to read it (over three years) for which I apologise.

There is no problem with the writing/story as such but, I struggled to like the protagonist. She grew up in a religious community and lived a sheltered life, this colours her perceptions. However, when events occur and she finds herself free to do whatever she pleases, she really lets her hair down. But, rather than take responsibility for her actions - drinking, swearing and having sex - she places it unfairly on the shoulders (so I thought) on Ethan. I must admit that because I didn't finish the story, I am not sure how it ended. Be that as it may, this story had me rolling my eyes and thinking to myself, "Oh, please! Grow up!". Her immaturity may have been charming during that time, but my modern thinking and upbringing had me shaking my head. If I had been a neighbour to this woman at that time, I'm sure I would have labelled her a "Jezabel" and "loose woman". I don't normally judge people this way because I try to keep an open mind, but I'm sure the old ladies of that time though exactly that, even though Josephine thought she was being secretive. I put the book down rather than throwing it across the room in frustration, because I treasure signed books. This book will still sit on my shelf, but will remain unfinished. I have another of this author's books, Nelson and Cora, on my Kindle. I just hope that I will enjoy that one better.

Melinda McGuire is an author who has a lot of potential. She has written several books since publishing the story of Josephine. I must admit that I loved her writing style, though the flow was a little jerky at times.

I recommend this book if you love historical literary fiction, saga's or drama's. However, for your information, this book is out of print at the present time. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Hello Reader, and Welcome!

I'm glad you are here.

A little about me - I'm a native Texan. I've lived on both coasts of the U.S. and returned to Texas.

I grew up traveling red dirt roads surrounded by Pine trees.

Some of my favorite things:
William Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!", Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood", O Brother Where Art Thou, Gone With the Wind.

I am a Southern Fiction writer.
I currently have two novels available - Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey, which takes place in northeast Texas during the Great Depression, and Nelson and Cora - the Beginning, which takes place in Kentucky in 1866 immediately following the end of the Civil War.

My novels are character-driven historical fiction.

I'm a little bit obsessed with William Faulkner (like that's a bad thing?!), and yes, I drink Sweet Tea by the gallons.

I also am thinking of an attempt at World Domination in Scattergories... you've been warned!

If you are interested in finding out more about other people who are creating art, music, literature in the South or about the South, please visit my blog to meet all sorts of Southern Creatives:

And, my latest project, which I am excited to announce is editing an anthology titled "Rich Fabric". This anthology is a collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, black and white photos and quotes about the culture, symbolism and tradition of quilting.
In addition to working with some wonderful, creative people, the profits from the sale of "Rich Fabric" will be donated to the Twilight Wish Foundation - which meets needs and grants wishes for senior citizens who live below the poverty level.

Rich Fabric is now available as a paperback.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Book Review of Ahoy, Out There! (Ahoy, Mischaps!) (Volume 2) by M.M. (Miss Mae)

Book Title: Ahoy, Out There (Ahoy, Mischaps!) (Volume 2)
Genre: Children's Fiction/Humour
Pages: 230
Author: Miss Mae
Date Published: 17 September 2015 (Paperback)


It’s time to set sail once more with that confectionery plantation owner Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh and his crew from Gum Drop Island. Thrust upon an adventurous journey into parts unknown, they meet new, and not very friendly…okay, they’re some downright ornery— characters. Their mission —which they accepted with many a hesitation— includes a hair-tingling encounter with a family of widowed spider sisters, a dispute with the furious mob of ugly Babes, and a creepy, chilly, evil laughing confrontation with the one-and-only I.B. Nosey seeking mad scientist Dr. Ag O. Nee. (Whew. That sentence is a mouthful, dear readers!) And will our heroes discover what they seek? Will they save the day? Will anyone care? Don’t you think it might be kinda fun to join us on this venture and find out?


Ahoy, Out There!Ahoy, Out There! by M. M.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the second book in the Ahoy series. I absolutely LOVED it!

I usually do character breakdowns in my reviews, but I have a little trouble doing this for the main character, who narrates this story in the style of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as she actually didn't have a name and is only known as The Narrator. However, we join Sir O Yuri Wiseguy-eh and well known Pukelitzer prize winning journalist, I.B. Nosy on another zany adventure, this time to locate and rescue silliness and imagination, who have been kidnapped.

This story has a fantastical plot, which kept me hooked from beginning to end. There are several references and play on words that would go over a child's head, but adults would pick them up with ease. This is a story full of adventure that is so nonsensical and humourous, I found myself highly entertained.
There are some old faces that appear in this adventure. There's Moose, the chocolate loving plantation worker; Heathcliff, a possum who happens to be a fantastic detective and Speck and Spang, two eagle-eyed vultures. The reader is also introduced to some brand new characters, ranging from two widowed spiders (and an unwed sister) to a singing slug called Sal. I must admit that my new favourite character has got to be Spit, a small purple snake with the largest set of eyelashes known to adorn a snake. I also love Mrs. Cupboard. She's scary, I certainly wouldn't want to get on her bad side! This story has a mix of nursery rhyme and fairytale characters, some are recognizable, but others not so much. However, this didn't stop me from enjoying the tale. I did feel that the Techno-Monster could have been a little more challenging for the Gum Drop crew, but all in all, it was a fantastic read! I am now looking forward to getting this book in audio format, because I loved Owen McCuen's narration of the first book, Ahoy Gum Drop!

I am not sure what age range this book is aimed at, but I sat with a smile on my face for most of the story. This story, however, would be ideal for children to listen to at bedtime.

Miss Mae has written a wonderfully imaginative story that will enchant adults and children alike. I love her writing style, which is fast paced enough to keep even the most fidgety youngster enthralled, and the flow was wonderful. I am a huge fan of Miss Mae and I will be keeping an eye out for more of her books in the future.

I highly recommend this book to children aged 5 upwards and to adults looking for a quick, light read. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Miss Mae is an award winning, best selling author. "Said the Spider to the Fly" has consistently rated outstanding reviews and has won the esteemed title of Best Book of the Week for The Long and the Short of It Reviews and from The Romance Studio. It can be purchased both in digital format and in print. "When the Bough Breaks", a young adult coming-of-age story won the 2009 P & E Readers' Poll in the YA category.

Her first book, "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" had previously only been available as a digital book. Now it can be purchased in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CreateSpace. Visit her website ( for the links.

The highly acclaimed "It's Elementary, My Dear Winifred" won a 2009 Top Ten Read at Out of print for a couple of years, this fast-paced, action filled 'who-dun-it' is now back with a brand new cover! It's in print at Amazon and in digital format at various online estores.

Miss Mae also enjoys writing humor and non-fiction articles. Some of her publications can be found in The Front Porch Magazine, Good Old Days, and WritersWeekly.

Her alter ego, M.M., penned a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek fantasy tale titled "Ahoy Gum Drop!" where her bumbling, fumbling reporter, I.B. Nosey, is introduced to the world wide web of cyberspace. Check him out at Feeling Nosey? (

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Book Review of Creak by Elizabeth Morgan

Book Title: Creak
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Pages: 92
Author: Elizabeth Morgan
Date Published: 7 September 2015


“What happens in Silver Creek…stays in Silver Creek.”

After spending the summer as a recluse due to a bad break-up, Nicole Saunders agrees to go to The Heat Wave Festival with her best friends, Kacey and Tyler.

Along with three other friends, they plan to take a shortcut through the small town of Silver Creek. The last thing any of them expect is to become lost and end up pulling into a motel for the night.

The Creek Motel is isolated and the last place Nicole wants to be, especially after meeting the glacial owner. But her discomfort is soon forgotten as she finally gives in to her feelings and asks Kacey and Tyler to spend the night with her.

This should be bliss, but it quickly turns into a nightmare when she discovers that one of their friends has mysteriously disappeared from her locked room in the middle of the night.

Worried, Nicole presumes the worst, but she will soon discover that isolation can be the perfect stage for those who have something to hide…and that Jayne's disappearance is more disturbing than any of them could have guessed.

This title contains explicit language and scenes of a sexual and/or violent nature which some readers may find disturbing.


CreakCreak by Elizabeth Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is an atmospheric, quick and suspenseful erotic menage story short. I really enjoyed it.

Nicole Saunders is a likable character. She has withdrawn from relationships due to a bad break up with her ex. Her friends, in an effort to get her out of the doldrums, invite her to the Heat Wave Festival. When they find themselves lost, they find a motel called The Creek Motel. Unfortunately, something sinister lurks within its walls.

Having previously read a contemporary romance and a paranormal romance series from this author, when she contacted me to ask if I would be interested in reading her short erotic suspense novella, I promptly said yes.

I started to read and was quickly hooked. The story is mostly told through the eyes of Nicole. However, there is a sinister presence lurking at the motel and the reader gets to see things through their point of view. This gives the story a decidedly chilling feel and builds the suspense nicely. I liked meeting the various characters. Kacey and Tyler have been friends with Nicole for years - since childhood. Jayne, Shauna and Craig are also Nicole's friends and join them for a weekend at the Festival.

I must admit that I haven't read many menage stories, but was pleasantly surprised and delighted with this one. My only complaint is that this novella was too short! I would have liked to have a little more of the suspense drawn out and maybe another missing person or two before the culprit was captured. In fact, if one was to take out the erotica component and embellish the story with more creepy goings on, this would make one suspenseful thriller. However, be that as it may, the trio of Nicole, Kasey and Tyler are extremely hot together, though I would have also liked a little more "them time", if you get my meaning. They may have been friends from childhood, but their relationship as a threesome is brand new and could have had a little more exploration time too.
I reached the end of the book with mixed feelings; this story left me wanting more.

Elizabeth Morgan has written a fast paced and exciting short erotic thriller. I love her fast paced writing style, and the story flow was wonderful. I have added her to my favourite authors list.

Due to scenes of a sexual nature, as well as some explicit bad language and violence, I do not recommend this book for readers under the age of 18. I do, however, highly recommend this book if you love thrillers, menage, erotica or erotic suspense. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Elizabeth Morgan is a multi-published author of urban fantasy, paranormal, erotic horror, f/f, and contemporary; all with a degree of romance, a dose of action and a hit of sarcasm, sizzle or blood, but you can be sure that no matter what the genre, Elizabeth always manages to give a unique and often humorous spin to her stories.

Like her tagline says; A pick 'n' mix genre author. "I'm not greedy. I just like variety."

And that she does, so look out for more information on her upcoming releases at her website:

Away from the computer, Elizabeth can be found in the garden trying hard not to kill her plants, dancing around her little cottage with the radio on while she cleans, watching movies or good television programmes - Dr Who? Atlantis? The Musketeers? Poldark? American Horror Story? Heck, yes! - Or curled up with her two cats reading a book.

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Release Day Blitz: Nine by Jennifer Raygoza @JenRaygoza

Author: Jennifer Raygoza
Title: Nine
Series: No
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 11-6-15
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The number one paid escort in Las Vegas calls herself Nine. She’s become very wealthy with three hundred very loyal VIP clients. Trig is also the best at what he does. He works for the biggest drug dealer in Vegas, as his personal executioner.

One night with the wrong client and everything spirals out of control when Nine and Trig collide. Watch what happens when two of the best in underworld trades go against the grain, against the rules, and against all odds of making it out alive.

“I’m breaking all my rules here. I’m breaking them all for him.” -Nine

“Baby, do you know what you’re worth? Men should be fighting over you. I sure as hell would.” -Trig

About me: Jennifer Raygoza also known as the rebel of writing, burst through the writing scene in 2012 with a vampire series called, The Guardians. It was a story originally written just for fun, but ended up being self-published out of curiosity. Little did she know, the series would be strongly embraced by vampire readers. Since then this down to earth, California girl has been picked up by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.

She break hearts, kills bad guys and gives you characters that make you fall in love. This writer will have you turning pages and thirsting for more.



“Nine, It’s me. Look at me,” Trig yells. “It’s just me,” he repeats.
I collapse in his arms. I’m sobbing, as we both fall to the floor. He scoots me up into his lap and cradles me. We stay like that for a few minutes until I calm down. He suddenly moves and picks me up, carrying me back to the bed. He gently places me down and covers me up. He’s about to walk away, when I grab his hand.
“Lay with me.”
He looks at me with uncertainty.
“Please,” I beg.
He climbs over the bed and lays down next to me. I need to touch him again. There is something soothing about it. I don’t even care what he is or what he does at the moment. He makes my demons disappear and I need that right now. I turn on my back and inch my hand closer and closer to his. Our fingers are now slightly touching. I move my hand entirely inside of his. He wraps his hand around mine, and that’s where I find my peace. I close my eyes and fall back asleep.


I was listening to him and the more he talked the more he stole my breath away. I wasn’t sure what this was between us, but whatever it was, it had me feeling weak.
“You don’t have to feel sorry for me. I don’t need your pity,” I snap.
“Do you think I feel sorry for you? I feel a lot of things, Nine, but sorry isn’t one of them.”
“Yeah? What do you feel then?”
“Outraged mostly. I want to take you back up into that cabin bedroom and make love to you. I want to kiss you until you can’t even think straight. I want to give you all that shit you should have experienced a long time ago. I’m not angry. I’m fucking livid when I think about your life.”

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Audio/Book Review of The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David Estes

Book Title: The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1)
Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Pages: 369
Audio Run Time: 10 Hrs 34 Mins
Author: David Estes
Date Published: 30 June 2012 (E-Book)
12 May 2015 (Audio Book)


In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.


The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1)The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a fantastic YA Dystopian story. I loved it!

Adele is a wonderful character. I liked her feisty, sarcastic attitude but, like any teen, she can be a little prickly and defensive. She is a sixteen year old girl living in the Moon Realm, one of the Tri-Realms created when the Earth was faced with a mass extinction event when a meteor was found to be hurtling to Earth. Sent to the Pen (an adolescent detention centre) and separated from her parents, who are branded as traitors, and her younger sister, Adele finds herself in a race against time to bring her family back together again.

Tristan is also a wonderful character and the heir apparent to the Presidency of the Tri-Realms. I liked his sense of honour and decency. He has a more compassionate attitude than his tyrannical father, who is the President of the Tri-Realms: the Sun Dwellers, the Moon Dwellers and the Star Dwellers. When he spies Adele in the Moon Dweller Pen, Tristan is confused at the effect she has on him. Determined to find out why, he sets out to uncover the reason.

I downloaded this book two years ago onto my Kindle, but due to my reading list being so long I haven't been able to read it. I decided to download it as an audiobook when I heard it was available earlier this year. This gave me the option to either read it, or listen to it. This audiobook is narrated by two readers, Julia Whelan and Will Damron. I have heard Julia Whelan's voice before - when I listened to Dan Wells's Partials series - so I knew and liked her voice. However, Will Damron was an unknown entity and I was a little worried. I need not have been. Sometimes, having two narrators can be an off-putting experience for some readers, but I have no issue with it. Both of them did a fantastic job in bringing the story and characters to life. They have pleasant and clear voices to listen to and I would definitely listen to more books read by them both, whether together or alone.

As I mentioned earlier, I have been wanting to read this book for some time, as I have read one of the books from the author's other series he has written. Namely, Fire Country from The Country Saga. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to read the other books in this series yet, but I am hoping to soon.

I started to listen to the story and was quickly hooked. This book is told from both Adele's and Tristan's points of view in alternating chapters. This gives the reader an insight into the protagonists thoughts and feelings, as well as scenes that play out without the other character being in the picture.

This is basically a story about a girl's journey to bring her family back together after they get separated by force. However, there is also action, adventure and romance, not to mention a tyrannical President who rules with an iron fist. In a way, it is very reminiscent of other Dystopian/post apocalyptic novels I have read in the past. But, there is an originality to the story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. I love the world the author has created, even though it is a rather dark in more ways than one. I also liked meeting all the different characters. Tawni and Cole are completely different in temperament, but their differences compliment each other and make them wonderful friends for Adele. I absolutely love Roc. He brings a comic timing, wit and lightness to the story and has a repartee with Tristan that brought a smile to my face. His irreverence for Tristan's higher station makes him one of my favourite characters. Tristan and Roc have grown up together and this makes them best friends who are as close as brothers, rather than master and servant.

There are several surprising twists and turns in this tale, which had me guessing as to where the story was headed. Nevertheless, the journey has been an exciting roller coaster ride from beginning to end, containing explosions, sword fights and a formidable round-house kick or two. I am now looking forward to reading/listening to the second book, The Star Dwellers, as soon as possible.

David Estes has written a fantastic dystopian novel that has turned me into a huge fan of his. I love his writing style, which is fast paced and the flow is extremely fluid. His characters come alive, and the descriptions of the environs left me breathless. I am looking forward to reading more of his books in the foreseeable future.

I highly recommend this book if you love books like The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner, or YA, Dystopian or Post Apocalyptic genres. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife and soul mate, Adele, who he's now been happily married to for three years.

A reader all his life, David began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and has completed more than 20 novels, all of which have been published. In June of 2012, David became a fulltime writer and is now living in Hawaii.

David gleans inspiration from all sorts of crazy places, like watching random people do entertaining things, dreams (which he jots copious notes about immediately after waking up), and even from thin air sometimes! Recently he's been inspired by some of his favorite authors, like Dean Koontz, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Neal Shusterman.

David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, an obsessive Goodreads group member, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table. He loves responding to e-mails, Facebook messages, Tweets, blog comments, and Goodreads comments from his readers, all of whom he considers to be his friends.

Where you can find David Estes hanging out:

The Dwellers Saga:
Book One- The Moon Dwellers
Book Two- The Star Dwellers
Book Three- The Sun Dwellers
Book Four- The Earth Dwellers

The Country Saga (A Dwellers Saga sister series):
Book One- Fire Country
Book Two- Ice Country
Book Three- Water & Storm Country
Book Four- The Earth Dwellers

Salem's Revenge:
Book One- Brew
Book Two- Boil
Book Three- Burn

Slip Trilogy:
Book One- Slip
Book Two- Grip
Book Three- Flip

I Am Touch

The Evolution Trilogy:
Book One- Angel Evolution
Book Two- Demon Evolution
Book Three- Archangel Evolution

Children's Books by David Estes:

The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves:
Nikki Powergloves- A Hero is Born
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Council
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Trappers
Nikki Powergloves and the Great Adventure
Nikki Powergloves vs. the Power Outlaws
Nikki Powergloves and the Power Giver

Monday, November 02, 2015

Audio/Book Review of Nights Embrace (Others of Seattle Book 1) by Brandy L. Rivers

Book Title: Nights Embrace (Others of Seattle Book 1)
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 347
Audio Run Time: 9 Hrs 47 Mins
Author: Brandy L. Rivers
Date Published: 30 March 2014 (E-Book)
13 March 2015 (Audio Book)


18+ Adult content

It all started with a song.

Roxana Nights was late to another gig, thanks to her first love, and drummer. It’s been years since she left Jordan, but he won’t let her go. Then she hears a voice that pulls her under a spell and changes her whole world.

Trevor Malone just moved to Seattle with his band. Music is his only passion, until he lays eyes on Roxana. He’s never felt anything as strong as the pull to her. Now he needs to find a way to introduce her to his world.

There’s only one problem. A rival clan won’t rest until they’ve taken Trevor’s down. Unwilling to let old grudges die, they target Roxy. Trevor will do anything to keep her safe.

Roxy learns that the world she writes is closer to reality than she ever imagined, and that not all monsters are evil, though some are ruthless.

Will love stay strong when the past comes out? Can they survive the centuries old vendetta?


Nights Embrace (Others of Seattle, #1)Nights Embrace by Brandy L. Rivers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary audiobook code from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in the Others of Seattle series. I really enjoyed it!

Roxana (Roxy) Nights is a really strong character. I liked her kick ass attitude. She is a fantasy author and the lead singer in a group which is called 'Nights Embrace', which also contains her brother Michael (Mikey) and her ex-boyfriend, Jordan. Running late to a gig, Roxy meets Trevor Malone and sparks fly.

Trevor Malone is a wonderful character, who also happens to be a werewolf and the lead singer for 'Lunar Storm'. However, I didn't get an Alpha vibe from him. To me, he's more the lone wolf type, who surrounds himself with misfits as friends; this is not a bad thing, just different to what I was expecting. Other readers may disagree. When he spies Roxy backstage, he's attracted to her, but worried how she will react to his secret. However, danger lurks in the shadows. Can Trevor keep Roxy safe?

This audio book is narrated by John Lane, who did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I love his clear narration and especially his Irish accent used for Trevor and the other werewolves in the pack.

Having previously read/listened to a few of the Others of Edenton series of books, I was looking forward to listening to this new series (at least to me). I started to listen and I was completely hooked from the first chapter. The story is told through the view points of Roxy and Trevor, but there are a few other characters who have their say. This story is just as fast paced as the first series, Others of Edenton, with several intriguing characters.
Roxy finds out secrets about herself, her brother and her life that completely shocks her, and it was a pleasure watching her deal with her new reality with more maturity than even I would have shown if I was in her shoes. Speaking of maturity or lack of, Jordan comes across as a juvenile jerk, but he does some growing up in this book. His attitude did make me want to bop him one, but he goes through something that changes him. For the better? I hope so. I'm looking forward to find that out.
Mikey is a wonderful character. He is kind and loving and doesn't deserve to have his heart broken by Isadora, but he's in love with her. I'm looking forward to reading his story too.

There are several surprising twists that I didn't see coming and danger lurks in the corners. This story took me on a roller coaster ride of emotion, with lots of danger and action. I loved how the final showdown between William Scarsborough unfolded. It was extremely exciting and it had me sitting on the edge of my seat, though I shed a few tears too. The ending left me looking forward to continuing the series and will read or listen to the next book in the series, Storm Mistress, as soon as possible.

Brandy L. Rivers has written another intriguing paranormal romance series. I loved her fast paced writing style, and the flow was wonderful. Her characters are lifelike and likable. She is now one of my favourite authors.

Due to explicit scenes of a sexual nature, I do not recommend this book to readers under the age of 18. However, I do recommend this book if you love hot erotic paranormal romances full of werewolves, vampires, fae, druids etc. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

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