Like the other novels by Mae Clair, she has the amazing ability to create a story with such detail and realism, that for those few hours, I'm believin...moreLike the other novels by Mae Clair, she has the amazing ability to create a story with such detail and realism, that for those few hours, I'm believing every word as if it’s the spoken truth. Solstice Island is no different. Ms. Clair flawlessly draws on your imagination to create one heck of an adventure, infusing the story with mythology, tales of scary sea creatures and a fiery romance to boot. I love how I also seem to learn a little about mythology as well as enjoy the unique spin she puts into her adventures. Solstice Islands is a fun, quick read. Though this novella is short, the characters are well defined and the story is fun and adventurous! This book would make for a great beach read.... just keep your toes out of the water while you're reading! (less)
This book has to be, by far, the most unique story I have ever read. It includes a world filled with magic. Good versus Evil. And a unicorn who is in l...moreThis book has to be, by far, the most unique story I have ever read. It includes a world filled with magic. Good versus Evil. And a unicorn who is in love with a human. They share a connect like no other and when her wish is granted to become a woman to be with him..... their world is turned upside down... for the best, and the worst. It you are into stories that are different and outside the box, I recommend you give Lady's Destiny a try. It's different. It has smokin' hot scenes and will take you on a wild journey you won't soon forget.
Note: Story is told in first person, present tense with alternating points of view. (less)
WOW! I started this series based on a recommendation from another. Thrilled... thrilled I tell you! I couldn't believe how awesome this story was. Thi...moreWOW! I started this series based on a recommendation from another. Thrilled... thrilled I tell you! I couldn't believe how awesome this story was. This book kept me laughing so much though out and I couldn't stop reading. I became quite addicted. The author did an amazing job on pulling off such a witty character, but also making her strong... and even weak in just the right places. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on the next book and see just where Ms. Darynda Jones is going to lead me next. I HIGHLY recommend picking up this series if you love paranormal/fantasy stories. (less)
I don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wild...moreI don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wild treasure hunt with riddles to solve that seem impossible, or tag along with a drop-dead man who is way smarter than the average person and has enough charm and wit to keep you laughing and melting for more... then you'll want-no need-to read this book!
I've never read a story about nautical folklore or how seamen linked the ocean to the night's sky and its stars. Whether this was all made-up or part fiction/part truth, I don't know. But I do know that Mrs. Clair's writing was so descriptive, so believable, that it all could have been the truth... every ounce of it.
I loved the riddles that drove this story and how the clues and their underlying meanings brought more out of the characters in order to view their past, their hopes and dreams. The chemistry between Reagan and Elijah was unmistakable and I loved how Mrs. Clair made Reagan older than Elijah. Usually that's not the case in most of the stories I've read, and I liked seeing the flip side of the relationship. The give and take, the uncertainty of being involved with a younger man and trying to decipher if he was really in it for the long-haul or just in it for a quick conquest or fling.
Mrs. Clair writes beautifully. Several times I stopped and reread a line or two in awe as it flowed like lyrical music or melted my heart like butter. As an author myself, I strive to have as much talent creativeness as she does. Without hesitation, I'll read anything she writes and I know I'll be enjoying her tales for a long time coming. So if you enjoy romance, mystery, treasure hunting and a bit of history with charming characters... the Twelfth Sun is what you should be reading… like NOW!(less)
This was great, but Ms. Phoenix sure does an epic job at leaving us hanging at the end. UGH!!! It's going to be a terrible wait for the next installme...moreThis was great, but Ms. Phoenix sure does an epic job at leaving us hanging at the end. UGH!!! It's going to be a terrible wait for the next installment to find out more. Ms. Phoenix does a wonderful job at throwing us right back into the story from where we left off in AG book 4. I loved the arrangement that was made for Brie while her Master had to go away on business for 3 weeks. I was a bit apprehensive after reading it in book 4, but the journey Brie goes on with her temporary Master was a pleasant and enlightening experience. I loved the additional little tid-bits we learned about some of the trainers and I'm very interested in reading more about this new character that has come to light. I simply can't wait for the next installment! Write faster Lady Red. We can't wait to read more!!(less)
We plunge deep (figurative and literally) into Brie and [Master’s] world. We are shown so much more of [Master’s] past... and the demons he holds insi...moreWe plunge deep (figurative and literally) into Brie and [Master’s] world. We are shown so much more of [Master’s] past... and the demons he holds inside of him that he can't seem to let go of. I ached for him and Brie as they tried to work through their problems together... they didn't work through them like I had hoped, but like any other relationship... heartache like [Master’s] will take some time to get through. I loved this book... just as much as I loved the others, but the ending got me!! I was floored that [Master] made the choice he did and I completely didn't agree with it!! I can only take comfort in who will get to spend more time with Brie in the next book... even if I don't agree with the reasoning behind it. So now the cycle continues for me… the waiting begins... and the stalking continues as I scour Lady Red's Facebook page for more tantalizing quotes for the next book. Fabulous job Ms. Red! I CAN’T wait to see what happens next!! (less)
Another excellent addition to the "After Graduation" series. I've loved every part of this novella and yelled out when I read the last sentence. I can...moreAnother excellent addition to the "After Graduation" series. I've loved every part of this novella and yelled out when I read the last sentence. I can't believe Ms. Phoenix ended the book the way she did. Errr!! Waiting for the next one is always the hard part. I'm looking forward to it though and will jump on it the day it's released, just like I have all the others. If you read the others in this series, you should definitely enjoy this HOT little read... and if you have yet to have the Brie and [Master] experience.... what the heck are you waiting for? Go now. It's a yummy, delicious treat!(less)
And the teaching and teasing and hot yummy goodness continues for Brie and her Master. Another wonderful steamy read. One thing I've come to learn is...moreAnd the teaching and teasing and hot yummy goodness continues for Brie and her Master. Another wonderful steamy read. One thing I've come to learn is that I can always count on Mrs. Phoenix to fulfill the "hot" factor at the same time supplying me with the knowledge of the BDSM lifestyle. My only dislike... [Master] can't be MINE! And dang it Mrs. Phoenix... I wish these novellas were longer. I want them to never end... they are never enough!! Now, I'll struggle with waiting it out until the next installment and grasping at the tiny teaser quotes Mrs. Phoenix dishes out on her Facebook page. Torture, pure torture!! (less)
What a fun, yummy read. I love when I get to read something different. This was a new genre for me. I’ve never read about Highlanders before and only...moreWhat a fun, yummy read. I love when I get to read something different. This was a new genre for me. I’ve never read about Highlanders before and only one other book about time travel. Mix the two and I had quite the read on my hands. I’m not going to bother you on the specifics of the book, you’ll have to read it for that, but I will say…. Transporting a modern day woman into the past via a magical box then throw in a sexy, protective, bold, but sensitive man with a few villains and no foreseeable way to get back the future… BRILIANT! This book ROCKED! It was a unique read for me and I found it refreshing, something that is rare in today’s world of the-same-plot-different-name type of books I’m definitely look forward to the sequel when it comes out!(less)