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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  56 reviews
One touch of Spectra’s fingers leaves the predator Bay craving more.

Spectra is a Balance; a descedent of angels whose soul has been intertwined with that of sorcerer Alexander, although her heart belongs to Mercury, the son of an archangel.
Bay is a predator de Sang and sorcerer, who runs his own private security company, fighting the purist organization Essence. Seeking ou
Paperback, 2nd, 300 pages
Published February 22nd 2019 by Eb&Muse Publications (first published February 22nd 2017)
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Spectra was nothing what I expected. With that being said, I really enjoyed it. Something about the world building and the uniqueness just worked for me; although it did take me quite a while before I understood what was going on and it all clicked into place.

The romance is quite hot but it is also open, leading to many sexual encounters. You are not sure whether you should be routing for Alexander, Merc or Bay and in the end it was great to route for both…because one thing Spectra was full of w
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My feelings towards Spectra by Ebony Olson are rather mixed. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. As shown by the four star rating I have given the book, I enjoyed it. However, I didn’t come to love it in the way I had expected I would. It was completely different from what I had imagined it would be, and whilst this is a great thing, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about everything that unfolded in the story. It was different but I’m not sure if it was right for me.

Okay, so I’m not making m
Pallavi Sareen
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Spectra is a conflicting read for me. I loved that I finally found one novel with an open end relationship and Polygamy (and it is not portrayed to be wrong) which is awesome and unique in itself.
I understood and liked the ideas of sorcerer's having a balance and yeah Spectra's character as well.
But.. This book focused too much on the relationship and erotic scenes than it did on the plot line and that I did not enjoy. I would have liked more about those supernatural creatures, and a huge prem
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I started reading Spectra, I went into it thinking that it was going to be one of those paranormal romances that focuses more on the sex than the story. Boy, was I wrong. While sex does get mainlined for a while, the real story ends up being the relationships that Spectra has with Bay, Merc and Alexander and, of course, the Essence storyline (which was fascinating).

Spectra was a tough chick. She was dealt a crap hand in life. Her sister was killed by a predator (think vampire/were animal),
J. Woods
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love a novel that allows the reader to see a glimpse into the author's mind blowing imagination and Spectra did exactly that.
This novel involves two of my favourite things, paranormal and romance. With sorcerers and magic, angels and ghosts I found it difficult to put this book down.
This was the first time I'd read Ebony Olsen and I was impressed with the story overall as well as the development of the characters. I enjoyed the different points of view, an essential part I felt to this novel
Danielle Urban
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spectra by Ebony Olson is a paranormal fantasy read. One that offers readers a lot of action, intrigue, and romance. The characters are suspenseful. Each has a goal. That goal leads them into each other's circle. Once entered, there's no turning away from what pulls them together. A fight worthy of every readers' heart. Strong, bold, and entertaining.

Ebony Olson brings together one of the most fascinating mixtures. Angels and magic. A heady combination. Especially in the form of Spectra and Bay
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This book is wonderful. I read it at inkitt last year and i loved it. New paronarmal that you don't see in others books and plenty of material for a series. I waiting for more Spectra ...more
Yvonne Daniels
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Yvonne by: Inkitt exclusive
Shelves: entertaining, great
by Ebony Olson
Spectra is a unique story. I must that once you start to read this story you will read it to the end. This is the kind of book that will have you turning page after page and will be hard to put down until you finish. But I do want to give you a small warning this story is full of predators that are supernatural creatures and even though it's a paranormal romance I felt that there isn't much romance in the story. The story features Bay Ryder, Alexander Williams, Mercu
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Amount of sex 5 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Romance 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Review: Jen reviewing today – I loved this book! This is best book I’ve read this year and Spectra will make my top list for 2017! The character’s are interesting, intriguing, and engaging. I loved the story and it had plenty of hot scenes.

Spectra is a young woman finishing college and ready to move on to the next phase of her life. She is wants to be with high school love Alexander, a sorcerer, but worries her abilities are not eno
Rheanna Harrison
This is awesome. Read the full review please it's not negative in the end

I do not tend to read novels containing completely open relationships with very few boundaries, these style books usually get put away as soon as I uncover this type of relationship. So when I first reach my usual tipping point and I can't bring myself to put this compelling tale down it leaves me wondering why and how I've made it to the end, and will read the next.
The ways characters are portrayed is brilliant, I hated, l
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

Great writing and I loved the plot. I felt the emotions of the characters and liked how strong the h was. The author kept me guessing on what Spectra was really is. When it was revealed. I blew me away. Not a ghost story for sure but a mixed of kick as s heroine with powerful lovers. The love triangle worked. It flowed and wasn't a porn. Am I glad she dumped the jerk who tried to keep her on the lease while eating his cake with other women. I liked who she ended up. I hoped there is boo
Karen Shortridge
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book really opens you up to different characters within the paranormal world. Spectra has amazing abilities and is rare but she is torn between two lovers who are powerful themselves. You will be kept guessing throughout as it has plenty going on and the great plot will keep your attention. I received this arc but also bought it and this is my honest unbiased review.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Want More!!!

This is one of the best books I have read! Great story line, characters and it leaves you wanting more! Please, please write more of Spectra and make it into a series!!!!! You are a great writer! Thanks for the great read, I couldn't put it down.
Morgan Rider
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story surprised me with unusual supernatural elements I hadn’t read about before. I liked that. I also liked the characters, and I had fun figuring out the twists and turns of the plot. Spectra is a quick, entertaining read. Perfect for ebook format.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 ⭐

I received this as an ARC from Inkitt in exchange for an honest review.

I usually don't read this kind of genre, however I was pleasingly surprised. The beginning is very strong and as the story continues a lot of things happen you wouldn't have expected. At first it was a little bit difficult to understand the world Ebony Olson created here, but the more you read the more you'll understand and a certain wow-effect happens. (That's the only 'minus-point' here, also I wished the
Alicia Araya
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!!!

Can not wait for the next one. The characters are different then any other book I've read. If you don't like reading about multiple spouses do not read.
Julius Slighterman
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Before I go into details I must say, romance is not my favorite genre. Though, I like fantasy and paranormal, so when the publisher offered an ARC in exchange of an honest review, I thought I gave it a try.
This is not a “one girl, one guy” love story. The few romance books I have read were about a girl meets a guy, but there is some trouble and a lot of misunderstanding, but finally Love finds its way and everyone is happy at the end. In this story the girl has a man, wait, two men, then meets
DC Lee
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story.

A good story line, though I must admit I got lost quite a few times in the story & had to go back & reread sections. There is a lot of information to acquire on the fly too. So far I'm liking it. Will pick up the next.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lies, intrigue, and characters full of mystery and suspense. This book was is a paranormal romance and I do like these type of books. This book was just as exciting and full of magic and sex. This book was full of many things. I did want more at the end. * I received this book from the author---this is my honest review*
Jenna Snap
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Paranormal Romance. I was wondering if I was going to like it. And because it was an easy read and I was intrigued to see what was going to happen in the next chapter, I just kept reading and reading. I did really like how Spectra was written as a strong, non-caring teenager who had some spunk to her. She knew how to carry her head on her shoulders from what happened to her in her past. But the minute she met Bay, she tried to act like he's a suit, but it kept going and going. ...more
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...there has to be another book...I need more!

The prose was fantastic, the story as unique as I've read in this genre, the characters were pretty easy to get attached to. The complex relationships were different to me, yet recognizable and somehow touching in the fact that I totally empathize with feeling divided between loves. At the last page, my first thought was...where's the next book? There have to be more. Spectra is a character that I want to continue getting to know in a world that has
Susan Budovsky
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I highly enjoyed the flow & perspectives of this book. However, there were some typographical errors that were annoying to me; A more thorough proofread / edit is something I would advise. On a positive note, the characters themselves were quite fleshed out - I would have enjoyed more details on what they looked like: eye color, hair color, height, etc. just for visualization purposes. All in all, I would definitely recommend to friends as an excellent read. Thank you so very much for
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

I throughly enjoyed reading this book. Spectra was a likeable heroine even tho she had her moments. The guys were awesome and I wished there was a second book so I can continue reading their story. I liked the concept and am intrigued by it.
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Sexually open, free, giving, accepting . . .

This was one of those alluring romances that did not quite center on just one couple or just one aspect of romance. This was a romance that encompassed a sexual experience. I go so much more than I was expecting from this read. I gave me a new world to get involved in. It gave me special characters to learn and enjoy. I found a sense of familiarity and kinship with the world that was created by Ebony Olson. It was my first read from her but not my las
Laura P.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: Thank you to Inkitt for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange of an honest review 

First thing first,
I do not know how I feel about this book. Yeah, you read it right. I just do not know...
Still, I read it in no time. The writing was easy to follow and easy to read, the pace was good with an healthy dose of suspense. Sadly, the world-building was definitely lacking and felt very blurry and hazy. Words like "predator", "angelis" and so on were thrown around but  never fully expla
Aneeko Tomas
Pretty Good Book

This book had really interesting characters. I felt it needed more development between Mercury and Spectra. For her to love him enough to marry their relationship wasn't that deep. The sex scenes were hot. I give this book only three stars because I'm still a little confused about what everyone is actually. Still not sure if Bay is a vampire or some kind of shifter. I'd Spectra a wraith , angel or this balancer. I'm hoping there will be another book to answer or clear up things.
Ashmita Ghosh
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spectra was a wonderful read that kept me up all night. I couldn't put this book down and I felt as if the story progression was immaculate. From the very beginning, I disliked Alexander and I felt as if he was the worst choice for her and as the story progressed, that feeling solidified. You don't treat the person you love as secondary. And we do see both Mercury and Bay truly do love her. The whole polygamy thing was a little out of my comfort zone as I am a firm believer in one true ship and ...more
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I loved this book. When I first got this book, I wasnt sure if I was going to enjoy it. I was very pleased when the story immediately started taking you into it's world. The characters were great. Loved their personalities and the way that they interacted with each other. I am looking forward to additiinal books in the series.
Susan Toussaint
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my lord...loved it

Please come out with the second nook soon....I loved this book. Main characters are awesome. Good storyline. Loved this book. Can't wait for the net one.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have never read anything by Ebony Olson, this is my 1st read, I was approached and asked to read this for an honest review, this is not my normal read ... but I love new and different genres. I never shy away from any kind of book, I try it on for size so to speak. Paranormal Fantasy read. Suspense, action, intrigue & excitement, & romance are included!! Love the book cover, that always is my 1st thought. Very eye appealing indeed. Fonts and such. Love the developed characters. If I had to pic ...more
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Ebony lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and six cats. She loves to read fantasy, thrillers, and paranormal romance, spending most of her free time with her nose in a book or writing.

Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters

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