Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Heather Lovelace

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not sure I knew what I exactly I expected to find in these pages. What I do know is that I found this book from DeBlassie to be charming. This book’s delivery is different than most, being written in a way that I found myself appreciating the words and the intent behind them. The stream of consciousness found in these pages was easy to follow and appreciate but will find me rereading them to enjoy them again. Very well done. Something I will definitely recommend to others.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Immortal Desires by Various Authors – Review by Caralee Loonat

Immortal DesiresImmortal Desires by Melanie James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Immortal Desires A Collection of Paranormal Romance Novels by Various Artists
5 Stars!!!!!

This is just a sweet little collection of paranormal romances. I like the variety of authors and the variety of paranormal subjects. I found that each book complimented one another and just added the right zest to the collection. Each author has their own unique style and I found this collection to be quite refreshing.

My utmost favorite was Flirty Dancing by Jennifer Theriot. This is the fourth book in her Series and I can I just say I wasn’t disappointed. I really like how the book seems to keep the flow of the series. I really felt the emotions that Kitty was going through. When your time is up your time is up but she definitely was gone too soon. I really like how the author ties different prospects of the afterlife and gives the slight comedy twist as well as keeping the romance in it. I really look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

I really enjoyed the rest of the collection but another absolute favorite was For Haven’s Sake by Nicole
Garcia. I love wolf books and I find that each author brings their own unique flavor to them. This book was no exception. I really ‪like how he ends up helping with wild wolves. I like how the author sets up the story with Jax and how he ends up where he does. I found myself really routing for Haven and couldn’t wait for the secrets to come out. I have to say that I was really glued to the pages to see how it would all turn out with Jax’s and Haven. I found Jax’s character to be very brave to follow what he wanted to do and not just bend to the packs rules and take on being the Alpha. There was just a perfect balance of drama entwined with romance. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Little Do You Know (Bayou Devils MC 5) by A.M. Myers – Review by Crystal Davidson

Little Do You Know (Bayou Devils MC 5)Little Do You Know by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Little Do You Know is Book 5 of the Bayou Devils MC. I have read every book prior and was so excited to get this! This is Noah, aka Hennessey and Kady’s story. Noah was incarcerated for 7 years, and this is the first time in all the books that we really get to know him. Prior to his incarceration, Noah and Kady were engaged and trying to start a family. As soon as he was arrested, she disappeared without a trace. As soon as he is released, he starts looking for her. Refusing to believe she left him, and also refusing to believe she is dead, he enlists the help of his “brothers”. When he finally finds her living in a cabin and she refuses to see him, he feels like something is amiss. Noah refuses to give up on them even though she has a boyfriend. He also refuses to believe she moved on. He has an eerie feeling something is wrong and borderline stalks her to figure it out.

Noah is a persistent, passionate, sweet man that worships the ground she walks on and Kady is strong willed, independent, timid survivor, which means I love this story!! There’s a bit of naughty language, some laughs, some suspense, definite twists, a whole lot of heart ache, steamy sex scenes, action and more!! This book is one of those books you DO NOT put down, so make sure you’re in your comfy seat, with little distractions and your beverage of choice before you get started! 5 out of 5 stars!!

Reviewed by @crystald

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Salvation: An Ash Park Prequel Novella by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Michelle Austin

Salvation: An Ash Park Prequel Novella (Ash Park, #0.5)Salvation: An Ash Park Prequel Novella by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Salvation:An Ash Park Prequel Novella was a great 5 star read.

Ed is a patrol officer who meets Heather during a prostitution sting. There was something about her that tugged at his heart strings and he ended up falling in love with her.

While out on patrol one night Ed’s whole world gets turned upside down. They come across some men covered in blood, when they search for a victim Ed is shocked at who they find, Heather. Her lifeless body brings Ed to his knees, my heart just broke for him at that moment.

Ed has so many unanswered questions and when another body shows up with some similar connections to Heather things get interesting. Will Ed risk his career to find the killer(s)? Will he get justice for the victims?

Overall this was a great edge of your seat thrilling read. My emotions were all over the place and my heart went out to Ed and the emotions he went through. I had so many thoughts on who the killer could be, I love books that keep you guessing at every turn. All the secondary characters were great. Meghan O’Flynn does a great job of pulling you in with her writing, I look forward to reading more from her.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Less You Know: gripping suspense (Ashes to Ashes Book 2) by Rowena Holloway ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

Less You Know (Ashes to Ashes #2)Less You Know by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was not so sure when I picked up the first book in the Ashes to Ashes, Bad Things Happen, but once I finished it I knew I would be back for the rest of the books in the series. I was so excited when I saw the cover of Less You Know pop up on my new reads list that I dived in first and asked questions later… who am I kidding, the only question I asked is why did that end and when is the next one coming!?!? Rowena Holloway stuns us once again with a fantastic and true to title gripping suspenseful read. I felt as if I was on an up down ride of emotions that I couldn’t make much sense of from one moment to the next. Of course, this is a good thing when you go to get lost in a suspenseful thrilling book. Once again, Charlotte and her friend are the center of this story and we see them much as we did in the first book. Only this time we learn much more about their secrets and all that people tend to be hiding. Even when we think we know them the best. I absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book! Thanks for the great read Ms. Holloway!

Review by @lizaileen
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Tapped by Tarrah Anders – Review by Crystal Davidson

TappedTapped by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tapped is Book 3 in its series by Tarrah Anders. I am quickly becoming a huge fan! I unknowingly read a book previously, and am working my way backwards now. This story is placed in Las Vegas. Jenae tends bar at The Essentials and Kai is a Male Dancer hired on at The Essentials. Janae and Kai dated 10 years prior. They met their Junior year in school and dated for 2 years. She broke up with him because he knew exactly what he wanted in life, and it was scary because she wasn’t sure what she wanted, except that it was different than what he wanted. His first night at the Essentials is their first time seeing each other since their breakup. Very soon after they start working together they pick up where they left off. Kai is the only boy/man Janae has ever loved and vice versa. This story is without a doubt for mature audiences. I loved almost everything about this book. Melissa, Janae’s sister lives in New Orleans with her mom. Right off the top she is my favorite character. She’s funny and chipper and I wish there was more of her in this book! That is literally my only complaint! 5 out of 5 stars!

Reviewed by @crystald

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Claiming Her Mates: Book One: (A paranormal shifter romance series) by Dia Cole – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Claiming Her Mates (Claiming Her Mates #1)Claiming Her Mates by Dia Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a paranormal-shifter romance story that I enjoyed from the beginning to end. This is my first book by this author, I enjoyed how she was able to pull me into the story and make me feel as if I was right there. The story is creative and the characters are connectable. This is a story about Havana and her three protectors who just happen to be hot and sexy. Their twists and turns had me turning pages fast just waiting to see what would happen next. I highly recommend this book

Review by @bjwagner
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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1) by Via Mari – Review by Emily Walsh

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence
ByVia Mari
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series #1) was a okay read, with hot smut, mystery, danger, that hooked me enough to want to read more.

My first read by this author and this series; I was in shacky territory because though I like romance books, with smut, I’m not into the erotica genres. This was way out of my comfort zone, and though I liked it enough to follow the series, I’m still not all that into that hard core erotica. You might find this funny, but I find it boring.. yeah I know, I’m weird. But I this book did a great job at spacing the scenes and with the compelling complex plot, the twist and turns and the unraveling mystery, it keeps you hooked and for me, kept me engaged in the story as a whole.

As for our MC’s, well, they did have some good character development, and I did like they why they were written, but at times I felt like I was reading characters I’ve met before. Same with the dynamics between the two, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they were bad, just that, they were too familiar. Maybe instead of having a billionaire male MC who is the boss, and the female MC that is you know, sort of well off, but not in that rich world, and gets introduced and all. How about a more realticable character, like someone in the middle class-ish. I just feel that the power dynamics are always the same, and a little overdone.

But the true star of this story is the mystery/danger that seems to be following our female MC. The little interconnecting details, the twist, the reveal. That was the highlight for me, and is what kept me reading. Because though we get a shocker of a opening, and a event that causes our MC’s to meets, the pace gets a little slow, but looking back now, as I start to fully connect, makes sense.

Overall this book was a pretty okay read. It’s good to read outside your comfort zone sometimes, and if you’re like me and what to venture out, then I suggest giving this book a try. It has my stamp of approval and my recommendation.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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