Saturday, October 21, 2017

Title: Just Like Magic
Series: Discord Jones #7
Author: Gayla Drummond

Discord is bored: She isn’t being assigned new cases because she’s been outed in the media, resulting in too close for comfort scrutiny. Logan’s suggestion of a weekend getaway sounds like the perfect remedy. 

Three whole days of just the two of them and no responsibilities? Hell, yes. 

When your boyfriend’s a shifter, the destination is guaranteed to be magical. And where there’s magic, trouble has a tendency to arise. 

(A novella of 28,053 words.)


This was a short and sweet story about Discord and her boyfriend going on vacation. She's finally getting to learn more about her boyfriend, and life is getting good for them. 

But on this trip things aren't exactly going according to plan, even though it seems to be fun for them for the most part. 

This book was okay. It honestly felt sort of like a filler type of book, but it was nice to see Discord and Logan together. 

I look forward to more in the series. 
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Title: The Middle Man
Author: K.S. Adkins

Three words
Two choices
One text

That's how our story begins
But that is not how it ends

When an adrenaline junkie falls for a hit man the universe reacts
Lives are lost, lines are crossed and comfort zones are destroyed
Blood is spilled, alliances are tested and the truth is revealed

Will love be enough to save us?
Or will death be the ultimate sacrifice?

I'm Finn, he's Phoenix
And this is our adventure


This story begins when Finn finally gets a response from the number she has been texting for a year, and the person on the other end of the number wants to meet her. Does she think this is a bad idea like any normal sane woman would do? No, she does not. She goes to meet him, and from then on it opens a whole new world for her, and a new world for her man as well. 

This book was really interesting. I loved the hero and heroine together, they were the perfect couple. I also really liked the story line as well. 

The only thing that made men not love this book was at times it felt a little bit over the top, but other than that I really did enjoy this one, and I look forward to more from this author. 
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Title: Full Moon Rising
Series: Riley Jenson Guardian#1
Author: Keri Arthur 

In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.


Riley has a strange feeling that her brother is in trouble, but she isn't sure what to do about it. And she has someone after her, but doesn't know why, and a new vampire starts coming around looking for her brother. Riley is in way over head and isn't sure what to do to help her brother, or figure out what is going on. 

This book was not for me. I really didn't like the heroine at all. She felt totally clueless and stupid at times, especially when it came to the men she was seeing, that was just so dumb to me. 

And then she was worried about her brother, but she felt it was okay to take her time to try to save him, that didn't make sense either. 

I don't think I will be reading any more in this series. I liked the idea of it, but I just didn't like the characters. 
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by ShootingStars Reviews 8:44 AM No comments

Title: Elusion
Series: Facest of Feyrie #1
Author: Zoe Parker

I’m not a people person. I’m not a tolerant person. But I am a monster.

Never doubt that.

Now my time in this world is drawing close to an end. I’ve accepted it and now I’m just waiting on the proverbial ax to drop.

Then I meet Him.

I went through several nicknames for him until I settled on one. Nightmare nuggets, Candlestick, Monster mash—to name a few. I ended up settling on, Mr. Glowy eyes. Yeah, I know it’s not as originally fun as the others but for some reason, it fits.
He does kinda have a stick up his tookus. 

But Mr. Glowy eyes shows me something important. Very important. ……

Are you still waiting? Cos, I can’t tell you. Duh, silly rabbit. Who gives their Big Secret away? 

Mr. Glowy eyes is waiting. In the dark…under the bed…I can’t promise he won’t eat you. But I can promise—you won’t mind.

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Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them 
Debra Goelz
Published by: Hachette Audiobooks
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Waverly Fishwater believes that people who act suspicious are asking for her to spy on them. When she eavesdrops on one of her dad’s clandestine meetings, she learns that mermaids are being abducted. Fearing no one else will save them, Waverly swaps her tail for legs and heads to the site of the disappearances, but it doesn’t go as planned. After exposing mermaidkind to humanity, Waverly has to come to terms with leaving the home, friends, and school she loves. For her safety, she must go to a remote boarding school on the California coast.
Waverly discovers her new classmates are from a multitude of supernatural species, including werewolves, fairies, and minor Greek gods. But the bigger problem might be all the mermaid-blood loving vampires, and the fact that the most infuriating one has taken an interest in her already.
She must navigate this weird new world where her class schedule includes time-traveling history, fairy dance, interspecies biology, and sand-sculpting vain gods with rock-hard abs. The biggest letdown is that she still has to take algebra, even though polynomials are not her friends.
Just when she’s starting to fit in, she begins to unravel a dark plot that could destroy the bayside school and the oceans beyond. As she gets close to solving the mystery, the mernapper takes hold of her mind and hides the clues that will piece it together. Waverly is left with the knowledge of one thing: she’s next.
If Waverly is to expose the scheme and take out the mastermind, she’s going to have to rely on the most dubious kind of help-reckless gods, single-minded werewolves, and virtuous fairies. To avoid a supernatural catastrophe, Waverly must rally this eccentric band of heroes, learning to rely on the help of others in order to stay afloat.
Listen to an audio sample here!

Author Bio:
Debra Goelz is a refugee from Hollywood where she served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in "Muppet Treasure Island." After garnering over 9 million on-line reads, her award-winning YA fantasy, "Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them," will be published by Hachette audio on October 17, 2017. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County with her husband. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Title: Of Scions and Men
Series: American Scions #1
Author: Courtney Sloan

Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it’s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady. Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat. Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idiotic enough to break the rules and prey upon humanity without a license. All it costs her is her freedom and a pint or two per week to her new Master.

But juggling her job and duties becomes even tougher when she is tasked with keeping a contingency of diplomats from Canada from getting gnawed on. However, negotiations for an International Blood Exchange are interrupted when bodies start showing up.

Now Rowan must rely on her talent and wit to defend the society she despises to save the lives she’s sworn to protect. But as she stumbles into the truth, she chances becoming a target of not only these killers, but of her own government. With shifters, ghosts, vampires and psychics all watching her, can she stop the killings before she is silenced?


Rowan did something she felt she had to do a few years ago, and now she is  scion to a very powerful vampire. But when the head vampire targets her to find a serial killer among them, she must do what she can to find out who it is before it is her head on the chopping block. She will meet new people, and learn new things about herself along the way. 

This was a totally new type of vampire novel. I adored it! I loved the heroine and how she acted, and I really enjoyed the hero as well. 

The only things that bothered me were a few things that seemed to be glossed over, and the fact that sometimes it felt like Rowan still wanted something to do with her ex even though she kind of knew something wasn't right with him. That bothered me, but that was about it. I'm looking forward to the next book and finding out what happens. 
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