Mally has always chaffed under the rules of her ultra-restrictive guardian. She has always felt there is more to life than fending off the unwanted ad...moreMally has always chaffed under the rules of her ultra-restrictive guardian. She has always felt there is more to life than fending off the unwanted advances of her foster brother and doing as she is told. Lately she has been having some decidedly erotic dreams, and she is realizing that something has to change.
Initially Mally is a quiet woman who is resentful of her controlling guardian but not capable of doing anything about it. She is sick of her restrictive life and the medical tests she is forced to go through. Mally’s friends at the animal shelter are her one outlet and give her the encouragement she needs to ultimately change her life.
Venom is the leader of the Colubrii and has been searching for his other half for almost two hundred years now. It appears his search may finally be over, but can he cope with the lack of knowledge that Mally brings to the relationship?
I really enjoyed The Colubrii: Awakening and will admit to staying up late at night to work my way through it. The only thing that prevents a full five tombstones was the lingering feeling that Mally seemed to accept the multiple changes and shocks in her life a little too easily. While this situation is explained well, it just bothered me. The Colubrii: Awakening had very interesting world-building and was first story I have read about shape shifting snakes. I would love to read more of this world.
Melena is just beginning to enjoy her life out of the Military when her roommate, Aniya, goes missing while meeting a man in Fairbanks, Alaska. When A...moreMelena is just beginning to enjoy her life out of the Military when her roommate, Aniya, goes missing while meeting a man in Fairbanks, Alaska. When Aniya fails to contact Melena, her mother and other friends, Melena has no choice but to drop everything and search for Aniya. Melena has a special talent, a built in lie detector, and she is known as a “Sensor”. Facing Vampires, Melena has her own worries. Terrified that Aniya is with the Vampires, she gets a chilling phone call from her, “GO HOME NOW”. She knows that there is no way she can abandon her, but once she finds Aniya, she is faced with a bigger problem. How will they both make it out alive? She meets a man who makes her heart race, but the timing is bad. Can he help save her and her best friend? How can you hope to love someone when you have kept to yourself your entire life?
The interactions of the characters and the depth of the world that the author created is amazing. This book was such a wonderful read, I was unable to put it down until the very last page, wishing that I had more of it to read. This book and author has already been placed on my “favorite” list. Darkness Haunts grabs your attention, and not only holds it, but is a true pleasure to read. Fans of the paranormal will NOT want to miss this fantastic book.
Rana is a healer from the Daughter of Isis. She has come to the Jackals to help them fight a curse. While trying her best to find a cure for the curse...moreRana is a healer from the Daughter of Isis. She has come to the Jackals to help them fight a curse. While trying her best to find a cure for the curse that was placed on them, she falls in love with Hector. Bitter from losing his father, and almost his brother, Hector is falling hard for Rana, but at the same time does NOT trust the Daughters of Isis because of his violent past with them. Will Rana be able to share her secret with Hector and get the man she cannot stop thinking about, or will he walk away?
Ms. Glass has once again proved her skill, and extreme talent for pulling you into the story, leaving you excited to get to the next page. Her writing style leaves you with a complete picture of the book and the characters, and you feel as if you are right there with them. Claiming of the Jackal is another book that is not to be missed, so put it on top of your TBR list.
As a jackal shifter new to the clan, Amarie has done everything in her power to make herself as unavailable to the men as possible. She has a secret t...moreAs a jackal shifter new to the clan, Amarie has done everything in her power to make herself as unavailable to the men as possible. She has a secret that can destroy her dreams of two warriors that she is highly attracted to.
Kuirk and Rashon have been partners for a very long time when Amarie catches their attention. Will she be able to have her sexual fantasy come true, or will the three be torn apart?
I loved Hunting the Jackal. It is very touching to read about how two lovers are interested in another. It is not about your typical threesome–it is about love, and the sacrifices you sometimes have to make. It was very easy to fall in love with the characters.
Hunting the Jackal was a wonderful story, and I really appreciated the way the author was able to draw you in, and keep you interested from beginning to end. I was very impressed with the visualization that you get from each word that is written. I will be putting all of Seressia Glass’s books on the very top of my TBR list. You do not want to miss this one.
The Sons of Anubis (The Jackals) and the Daughters of Isis (The Witches) have always worked together in harmony, but now it seems the Witches are kill...moreThe Sons of Anubis (The Jackals) and the Daughters of Isis (The Witches) have always worked together in harmony, but now it seems the Witches are killing the Jackals. The Jackals plan on kidnapping a witch out of necessity since the some of the Jackals have become ill to the point of death, and some even dying. They need a witch, and the one they chose is not an ordinary witch. Tia is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, but she feels weak, since she shows no outstanding powers that she should.
Markus, the leader of the Jackals, knows that there is more to Tia, but he really needs her to leave the hatred of their people behind so she can save his friends and family from what ails them. What will happen when two sworn enemies join forces? Also, what will happen when they find out more than they ever imagined?
This is a great fast-paced read that is difficult to put down. The passion, history and characters make you feel so many emotions like anger, hurt, and joy. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, and how she wrapped it in a tight bow, with a string that could lead to another book! I highly enjoyed Seducing the Jackal, and hope for a sequel. I will be putting Seressia Glass at the top of my list of books to look out for.
Cursed, the terrific first installment in the Fallen Siren series, grabs the reader immediately and holds them until the end. Emma Monroe, an FBI agen...more Cursed, the terrific first installment in the Fallen Siren series, grabs the reader immediately and holds them until the end. Emma Monroe, an FBI agent specializing in missing persons cases in San Diego, gets a shock when Zack Armstrong arrives to take the position as her new partner. Just over a year ago, Emma and Zack worked a case together in Charleston, which they solved, but they also ended up in bed together that final night they worked together. Emma has been trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to put that night out of her mind, due to the fact that her involvement with men often leads to unpleasant ends for them, given her hidden identity as a Siren (one of only three), doomed to punishment by the goddess Demeter for failing to save her daughter, Persephone, from the Underworld.
Emma’s curse consists of two parts: her emotional attachment to men can end in their deaths, and she must work tirelessly to return missing women and girls to their loved ones, leading to her eventual redemption. Through the spell-crafting abilities of her witch friend, Liz, Emma keeps her true, irresistible Siren face and power under a glamour, though she does occasionally let down a wall just enough to use her skill to get others to tell the truth while working a case. Emma, able to spot other supernatural beings, knows Zack’s secret nature as a werewolf, though he remains unaware of her knowledge. Together, Emma and Zack must not only locate a missing artist, a case which leads in unexpected directions, but also must navigate the undeniable attraction they feel–a dangerous situation for Zack.
The authors provide a true page-turner featuring a skillfully-executed melding of elements that define urban fantasy: intriguing paranormal elements, a highly-satisfying mystery, and fascinating characters. Both Emma and Zack have detailed backstories that we learn just enough about to understand the significance of events in the book, yet feel certain more will be revealed in subsequent installments. The pacing and suspense never flags, yet does not reach the frenetic stage which often overshadows plot. In addition, with its subtle thread of humor and splash of sex, Cursed truly has something for everyone and will please urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans alike. This reviewer eagerly awaits book two.
Ernie Chase is an alcoholic bum living on the streets of New York City. All he is worried about is finding his next drink and hiding from his daughter...moreErnie Chase is an alcoholic bum living on the streets of New York City. All he is worried about is finding his next drink and hiding from his daughter, Marie. Being a good daughter, Marie wanders the streets and volunteers at shelters continuously looking for her father. He used to be a good man and she just wants her father clean, warm and sober.
Ernie’s life has just about reached an all-time low. He breaks into a church and drinks the vicar’s liquor. As he is laying in his box in some back alley, he winds up in the middle of what some gangsters think is a drug deal, but actually is much worse. Ernie ends up shot and blacks out. When he comes to, he is handcuffed to a cot in an abandoned hospital. Not only is he still alive, he now looks like a model in his early twenties. He feels no aches and his missing teeth are back in his mouth. A man named Gideon is by his bed telling him he has been infected with a virus, and the only treatment for it is receiving blood.
Gideon teaches Ernie how to inject blood directly into his vein through a needle. He also finds out that he now has to work for Gideon for the rest of his life or die. There are more infected in the city, and Gideon provides the product for these infected. Ernie’s new job is delivering this product to other infected and procuring humans for the farm where they make this product. To avoid notice usually only the homeless, gangsters or criminals arownyre gathered.
A year goes by with no trouble for Ernie, and then one evening he notices there are new infected in the city. They seem organized and Ernie grows curious. He wants more answers about himself and this virus. He grows sloppy during a routine gathering of new gangsters and things quickly get out of control. He knows he has to be careful because Gideon can still hold Marie’s health over his head, but he will get his answers.
Product is a dark, completely new take on the vampire. Ian McCain writes a superb story, giving us a complete history for his vampires, fleshing them out and making the reader care about what happens. They can have a conscious and care for others, and they can also be ruthless killers who do not give a damn. The fight scenes are vividly written and violent, and I could totally picture them happening. I did not see the ending coming and I want to rush out and read book two, Byproduct, right away.
The old adage "be careful what you ask for" is especially true when dealing with the Fair Folk because there is always a price to pay. Thomas Morgan l...moreThe old adage "be careful what you ask for" is especially true when dealing with the Fair Folk because there is always a price to pay. Thomas Morgan learned the hard way when in the 1700's he asked for a cure of a skin cancer that was eating away his face. He was cured of the cancer, but after enduring agony, woke up as a Vampire carrying an entity he called a "dragon." He has spent the following 250 years trying to rid himself of the dragon - to no avail. There is one last hope and it involves undertaking a "Great Work" of magic, but for that he needs someone adept in magic and by coincidence (if there is such a thing), he has been contacted by the perfect person.
Diana Chilton is an Adeptus in the Order of the Silver Light. Raised in the Order, she has reached the highest level a woman can reach and it grates on her. Why should a woman be limited from reaching higher and further? Strong-willed, intelligent and magically-skilled, she sets out to uncover what she believes might be the Order's greatest mystery - its purpose. In doing so, she uncovers evidence of immortals and tracks Thomas down.
Finding Thomas only raises more questions and ends Diana's quest, only to begin a new one. Thomas asks for her help in undertaking the magical Great Work to free himself, and Diana agrees. It will require almost two years of concentrated hard work and push her skills and knowledge to the limits - just the kind of challenge she thrives on. "Intent" is all in such a working and their intentions are muddled, even to themselves. The consequences are devastating. The Great Work is a failure, or is it? Be careful what you ask for....
The Longer the Fall is the second book in the Vampires of New England series. It is meticulously and exquisitely written, as much psychological thriller as horror story. The author carefully peels away the layers of each character, revealing hidden depths and glaring shortcomings. The main characters are certainly not likeable, but they are absolutely fascinating.
The setting is an accurate portrayal of the 1950's in cultural attitudes and atmosphere, and New England is vividly brought to life. The reader is transported to a time and place that feels familiar and then jarred out of it by circumstances one cannot imagine in that time and place. It is an enthralling and unsettling read.
Slade Aesus is a government agent working for NOA, the National Otherkind Administration–an agent that only the highest levels of clearance even know...moreSlade Aesus is a government agent working for NOA, the National Otherkind Administration–an agent that only the highest levels of clearance even know about. He also happens to be a demon who likes working alone. On his latest mission he crosses paths with a dark elf named Annwyn who gets in his way and needs a little help out of a touchy situation. Even though he knows it is stupid, he helps her out and in the process ends up bringing her more fully into his dangerous world.
Slade brings in Xian to help them. Annwyn heals Xian when injured, but clues Slade in that her magic seems a little off. Xian is a Kerkorian Vampire. Kerkorians are more powerful and have mind-control powers due to drinking demon blood. Vampires have preyed upon the demons so long that the demons have fled earth back to their homeworld, Tykol.
Tykol is falling fast due to the blight, a creeping sickness killing off the land in small degrees. It has almost reached the demon cities and demoralized the demons. This has created a faction who call themselves the Dysus. They believe in The Dreamer who will lead them out of the situation they now find themselves in, and lead to a better world. Gylbren and Khallie are son and daughter to the ruler of Tykol. They end up finding themselves on differing sides of the Dysus though both are trying to help their people.
Back on earth, Slade finds out his cousin, Amber, has been kidnapped. Amber is important to the demons because her father, Talus, was a Dysus, and he searched for a way to help the demons and thought the answer was in her blood. Slade is also Amber’s Ry’lan, which means protector. Slade talks his higher-ups into letting Annwyn become his partner in the search for Amber. Annwyn has her own secrets, though, which soon could pull her away from Slade.
Dysus Dreamer is a great read. It is action-packed and full of memorable characters. J.A. Garland gives enough information that I know what happened in book one without having read it, so that book two makes sense. This book has mystery, two different worlds, vampires, elves, werewolves, magic and demons. There is something for everyone in this book. I am definitely getting book one so I can find out more about these awesome characters.
Hannah Darson was looking forward to spending a relaxing summer with her brother on Lake Powell in Arizona. Their mother’s log cabin had always been a welcome retreat, and Hannah was happy to reconnect with old friends and work on her tan, nothing more strenuous than that. At dinner with her brother, Ben, Hannah was embarrassed to see the young man from the gas station earlier that day—the one that had heard her singing, had spoken directly to her, and had completely addled her—was Ben’s best friend, Josh.
Josh Benally carried the weight of many worlds upon his shoulders. He had heavy responsibilities, both in this time and past lives, and he took them very seriously. Seeing Hannah again brought back memories of past times, and he was not sure he was willing to subject himself to heartbreak and loss yet another time.
Don’t let the length of the book scare you away. This is a beautiful story, finely crafted, that clearly describes what Hannah and Josh are going through in their journey through this life. Hannah is easy to love; she’s a likeable character that, although she doesn’t understand all that is happening to her, is willing to keep an open mind and trust those around her. Josh is less open—after all, he’s hiding years of secrets and solitude, with no one to confide in but the tribe’s medicine man. I absolutely loved this book; in fact, I couldn’t put it down. Jen Minkman has written a captivating story that will grab your attention and touch your heart.
Reviewed at Bitten by Books Paranormal Fiction Review Site by Mary(less)
A paranormal book with a writing style I have never read before, this novel is a tale of unwanted passion between two beings, one a Lycan hater and the other a half-Lycan scheduled to be killed in seven days. How much can you hate when passion ignites? Ayden, no longer a human but an "Alexi", a cold remorseless killer, hates Lycans with a passion that runs deeper than any other emotion--until she finds Kane Walker, a Halfling, half human/half lycan. Once she touches him, she is startled by visions. Once she became an Alexi, Ayden lost all of her previous life. She gives Kane seven days to live, but is really trying to figure out why when she touches him, she gets different visions. Will she recover her past? Does she really want to know is the question. What if her past was painful? When you are trying to figure out your past through your most hated enemy, the more time spent together could cause you to question everything you once thought you knew.
This book is a wonderful read that makes you yearn for more. It has a very good story that keeps your interest throughout with not a single "slow" moment. For me, it ended too quickly. I will be in line to get the next book by this author.
Reviewed at Bitten by Books Paranormal Fiction Review Site by Lynne T. (less)