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Wednesday’s Featured Author is Neely Powell Author of True Nature

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Attorney Hunter MacRae and Private Investigator Zoe Buchanan uncover lies and secrets for the clients of their law firm. He’s a shape shifter who can morph from man to cat and back on a whim. She’s a psychic who is reluctant to explore her full abilities. Somehow, they make business and friendship work. 

When Hunter’s father and family patriarch is found murdered, a long-kept dark secret is revealed and their easy lives change forever. Hunter must abandon his carefree lifestyle to lead a battle with a rival monstrous enemy. 

Among the wealthy and powerful on both sides of New York’s Hudson River, Hunter and Zoe face their own true natures in a fight for survival. The question is will they survive the Chimera bent on destroying the next leader of the MacRae family—Hunter.

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About the Author:

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Neely Powell is the pseudonym for co-writers Leigh Neely and Jan Hamilton Powell. The best friends met when they both worked at a rock ‘n roll radio station in Chattanooga. It turned out their husbands were long-lost high school buddies, and Jan and Leigh were both writing romantic fiction in their spare time. A partnership was born. 

They tried writing fiction together for several years, but life and other adventures got in the way. Their friendship endured as they went on to individual careers. Writing as Celeste Hamilton, Jan published 24 romance novels for Silhouette and Avon Books. Her books appeared on the B. Dalton, Waldenbooks Romance, and USA Today bestseller lists before she left fiction for a career in corporate communications. 

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Monday’s Review ~ Blood Warrior by Author H.D. Gordon

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Blurb:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa’s tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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Review of Blood Warrior

Rating: 4 stars

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This story is told through the eyes of Alexa, a girl who seems to be beaten daily by her mother. She seems to have so much hate and anger boiling inside that she may tip over the edge at any moment, and she does while protected her little sister Nelly. It’s a great victory for the reader. The guy who’s lights she punches out deserved it. At first I thought her mother was a cruel and cold person but soon began to understand that she was preparing her for something. And that something was vampires. The story took on a twist I really wasn’t expecting from the synopsis it says her town was ravaged by vampires but I soon learnt it was only her home and for a good reason. She flees with Nelly her sister leaving her mum to die; she really didn’t have a choice in my opinion, even though it eats away at her.

Alexa is strong and well composed for someone who is thrown into a paranormal world and with her friend Jackson to help her flee the story gets interesting. You can see from the start that Jackson is head over heels about Alexa but she really is none the wiser. Her sister’s safety seems to take place over her own safety or her life in general for that matter.

When she discovers a city that is protected from shall we say evil vampires (yes there is more than one type) Alexa learns who she is, a warrior and the last one of her kind. The city that she is brought into seems perfect. Everyone actually gets paid for going to school, how nice is that? J It’s there that we meet Kayden; he is the perfect example of a male. Protective, good looking and always around when Alexa needs him and Alexa herself is attracted to him almost automatically but fights the attraction tooth and nail.

Soon Alexa begins to discover some sinister happenings in this almost perfect city and we see a different side, to her a more caring one and a more dangerous one to the city itself.

The end of the book left me with my mouth hanging open.

This story is full of paranormal creatures and will leave you wanting more, there’s plenty of romance, suspense and action to keep you turning the pages.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is H.M. Jones Author of Monochrome

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Blurb:

A young mother battles postpartum depression, marital troubles and addiction. Her weary mind plagued with horrible thoughts not her own, she decides to end it all. Suddenly, her mind and heart begin to race, her vision blurs and goes black. She awakes in a strange, dull, monochromatic blue world. 

Here, she comes face-to-face with the most beautiful and ugliest moments of her life, choosing those that she will lose forever, and those that are too precious to let go.

In a world where many choose a living death, and no one is above suspicion, will her handsome Guide help her fight her way back to the beautiful life she left behind, or will she succumb to her ugliest urges and let her sweetest memories disappear into the blue?

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About the Author:

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H.M. Jones lives in the beautiful PNW. She spends most of her time making sure her children are well rounded, open minded citizens of this world. The remainder of her time is spent writing, reading and visiting bookstores with her best friend, Mr. Jones.
H.M. just released her debut novel, Monochrome, in Oct. 2013. She was a student of English literature for both of her B.A. and M.A. degrees. You’ll see her favorite authors peeking from the corners of her pages, if she did her job right.

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Monday’s Review ~ Sanctum by Author Sarah Fine

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“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.”

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. 

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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When I’m not writing, I’m psychologizing (really, I even get a paycheck for it). Sometimes I do both at the same time. The results are unpredictable. 

For extra information about the Guards of the Shadowlands series, including Malachi’s personal journal entries, or to ask a question: http://guardsoftheshadowlands.tumblr….

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Review of Sanctum

Rating: 4 stars

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Lela the main character is hard and unwilling to let anyone into her life until she befriends the popular girl Nadia, who seems to have it all, but Lela soon finds she has an addiction to drugs and tries to help. With both girls applying to college and Lela shocking herself by getting in she goes to Nadia to tell her the good news, but finds her friend in some sort of daze and feels angry that’s she not excited. Soon after Nadia kills herself, leaving Lela feeling somewhat responsible for her death.

Lela has been plagued by dreams of hell since she tried to take her own life when she was younger. These dreams in hell are her always hovering just on the outskirts of it.  But when she tries to find her friend she ends up dying and going to heaven only to see the suicide Gates in the distance and knowing her friend would be there, so she goes into hell in search of her friend.

The world building of hell was amazingly done and the idea was so unique to me. I had never read anything like Sanctum. The creatures in hell put the hair standing on the back of my neck. Their innocent faces hide the true monsters inside. Old people running on all fours like animals just gave me the creeps but the concept was amazing.

As Lela tries to find her friend she’s captured by the guards of hell and taken to their headquarters where she meets Malachi, he is amazing. Strong, a skilled fighter and just gorgeous. I love the tension that the author built between these two and it had me turning pages so quickly (or I mean clicking next on my Kindle) just to see what would happen. It was such an amazing love story. Malachi was so protective over Lela but helps her to find her friend Nadia and keeps her from the grasp of something far worse in hell.

As we follow Lela and Malachi on their search, Lela’s horrific story from her childhood is told and it’s so very disturbing, but you understand the hard person we meet at the start and Malachi’s reason for being in hell is just as sad yet fascinating.

The whole concept and story is dark yet love brings so much light to it.

 

I would highly recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

Wednesday’s Featured Author is Kyra Halland Author of Sarya’s Song

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Blurb:

In a world where music is magic, composers and singers weave powerful spells with melodies, harmonies, and voices. Sarya dyr-Rusac has risen from her destitute childhood to become a talented, respected Arranger of musical magic rituals. Then a wedding ritual she wrote goes horribly wrong.

While in self-imposed exile for her failure, amidst a growing number of disasters which the musical Service has been unable to control, Sarya hears music on the wind - music that no one else can hear, music that suggests that there are forces at work in the world unaffected by the practice of musical magic. In search of answers, she returns to the Service, where she has to face the mistakes she made in the past and her complicated relationship with the gloriously talented (and obnoxiously perfect - or is it perfectly obnoxious?) Adan Muari.

Then a nameless man begins to appear in her dreams - a beautiful man in chains, who begs her to sing him free. Is he too dangerous and powerful to deal with, a threat to the man who loves her and to their world, or is he the key to solving the mysteries that threaten to tear the world apart?

TO BE RELEASED APRIL 10TH 2014 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Beginning with the Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander and the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin, Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. In 1990, as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read.

Complicated, honorable heroes; heroines who are strong, smart, and all woman; magic, romance, and adventure; and excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland’s worlds. She is excited to share those worlds with readers, who she hopes will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does.

Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

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Monday’s Review ~ Family Magic by Author Patti Larsen

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Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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I write a lot of middle grade and YA paranormal books for someone who is afraid of the dark. And I wonder why I have to sleep with the lights on. Sometimes life is a teenaged B horror movie and I’m the one who investigates when the scary music is playing. But the voices are calling and resistance is… Yes. I am a Star Trek geek, too. And a fan of RPG’s. With a slight coolness factor since I’ve been told I’m allowed to join the pops. 

Naw. I like being a nerdy girl :)

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Review of Family Magic

Rating: 4 stars

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The story is told through the eyes of Syd, at first I found her to be really, really annoying and wanted to smack her across the head but as I turned each page I could see why she would be so upset and crying all the time. Her mother being the head of a very powerful coven wasn’t enough she also had a father as a demon. All Syd seemed to want was to be normal. I felt sorry for her in school always being bullied by Alison and her clan. But Syd found peace playing football that her mother managed to destroy too without knowing, so I could see where all Syd’s frustration came from and to top that off she had her sisters meen’s to think of and a crazy grandmother.

When Quaid and his parents arrive in town to join the coven things start to get very interesting and very complicated and the only one that Syd has to talk to is her Cat Sassy who was a know it all, but I enjoyed their banter.

Syd is kind, brave but also a bit spoilt here and there, and her choice in boys is awful. I HATED brad what an idiot. I couldn’t stand him at all he was so dull it was painful like watching paint dry. Quaid would so be my choice even if he was a jerk at times but I think in book two she will give into him and stay away from brad.

The mixture of paranormal creatures was cool and I loved Uncle Frank and Sunny the vampires they added a nice amount of fun to the story.

The Plot was strong but I knew very quickly who was behind the attacks, the only one I couldn’t figure out was the dog, I had someone pinned but got it wrong so it was a good surprise.

Overall an interesting read minus BRAD. I would recommend this book to all fantasy paranormal readers.

Featured Author E.M Reders Author of Fangless

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Blurb:

The vampire world is a dangerous place at the best of times, but especially so during a war. Though there is one safe place left. 

‘Dead Fang Hotel’ 

But it’s not a sanctuary for all its residents. 

For Bree it is nothing but a prison. A prison in which to hide from her enemies and the horrors of her dark past. She hates the place and after being carted back there after yet another attempt at escape decides that she has had enough of her constant captivity. Things have to change. The biggest change comes in the form of a tall, dark, sexy as hell vampire assassin. 

Gabriel

But as the two grow ever closer she begins to worry that her past may cost her even more pain than it already has. 

I mean who could love a Fangless vampire.


*This book is Intended for Mature YA/Adult audiences due to sexual content*

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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At the age of 16 E.M. Reders watched a certain boy wizard movie and instantly wanted to read the books. Since that day she has been an addictive reader of fantasy both YA and Adult and now 10 years later is bringing her own fantasy series to life. When she isn’t nose deep in her Kindle or typing away she is chasing round 2 (soon to be 3, or 4 if you include the husband) children and a crazy dog.

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Review of Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle

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Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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P.T. Michelle is the young adult and new adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.

P.T. loves to hear from readers. If you want to share your thoughts on her books, click on the contact link above and send her an email.

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P.T. is an American living in France (for now :) ), and when she’s not writing, her other passion is photography. She often shares her snapshots of her adventures on her Facebook page.

P.T.’s FB page is also where she spends most of her time interacting with readers and talking about her favorite subject, books.

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Review of Brightest Kind of Darkness

Rating: 5 stars

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The story is told through the eyes of Nara and she has such a cool gift. Every night she dreams the events of the following day, knowing exactly what will happen this helps her in school and her social life, when to avoid sticky situations and what answers she needs for exams but she gets sick of predicting everything. 

Her dream shows her a bombing that will happen at her school so when she wakes up she reports it and in the process stops it from happening, she normally doesn’t interfere but this time she does and in doing so starts a chain reaction of accidents happening in her local school.

After the bombing situation Nara meets Ethan a loner who she falls very quickly for, but once she starts hanging out with him her dreams seem to stop. At first she’s okay with that but then her world starts falling apart around her as she feels blind. (Welcome to our world).

As the story picks up we learn about whom Ethan really is and what happened to Nara’s gifts, and soon she finds herself at war with fate itself. The story leaves you not sure who to trust and Ethan was on the top of my list of – bad guy acting good. But I was wrong and the love story between Ethan and Nara is so beautiful. The darkness in the book gets stronger as the story progress and I felt like I was looking over my shoulder when weird stuff started to happen to Nara. Invisible hands pushing her, fog on a mirror, a coldness growing around her, or words being whispered in her ear. The end was a very satisfying conclusion to the story.

I would highly recommend this book to fantasy and paranormal readers.

Featured Author Jamie Eubanks ~ Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms

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"Superbly crafted and flawlessly executed, Eubanks doles out both plot and back-story in small doses, expertly keeping readers turning page after page." —Kirkus Reviews 
Jillian Braedon possesses a secret so explosive that she must be silenced. On the run with her five-year-old daughter, stranded in the middle of a blizzard and critically injured, Jill sends little Valerie off into the raging storm alone. The child stumbles onto the property of retired musician-turned-recluse, John Mills, begging for help. John soon finds himself caught up in their torment, and face-to-face with the pursuing covert agents, who will do anything to destroy the secret, and silence everyone involved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Jamie Eubanks was born in Blythe, California and has traveled the country extensively, living in various places in the USA, including Vermont, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana & California. She has enjoyed a wide array of professions, including entertainer (bass player & singer in various night clubs), acquisitions at “The Jewish Community News” (San Gabriel & Pomona Valley issues), and presently runs a small private investigations firm in Southern California. She is also a regular at the Red Dragon Karate studio in Azusa, CA.

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