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Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads – Review by Angela Hayes

Capturing Fate (Fatal Truth, #2)Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Capturing Fate is the highly anticipated second book in the Fatal Truth Series by Abbie Roads. This is a brilliant romantic suspense- with an edgy, psychological element that had me tied up in knots. It’s a gritty story that took me on quite the ride- with plenty of drama, surprising developments, danger, action, a hunt for a serial killer, mystery, and gripping suspense- which made for a wild ride.
I absolutely loved the first book- and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this second book- so to say I was thrilled when it finally arrived is an understatement. I put everything else I was reading aside- and dove in! I am happy to say that this is every bit as good as I had hoped it would be- and I devoured it in a matter of a couple of hours….. then turned around and read it again. And again, the author shows just how skilful a writer she is, in the way she is able to amp up the tension and suspense and keep it flowing the whole way through the story. She adds twists and surprising developments that had me guessing, right through to the end!
Highly recommended- especially if you like a gripping, twisty, psychological romantic suspense.

Thank you, Abbie Roads!

 

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Second Chance Spirit (Haunted Ever After Book 2) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Angela Hayes

Second Chance Spirit: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After #2)Second Chance Spirit: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

 

“Trent ascended the stairs, stepping lightly on the creaky wood panels to avoid putting a foot through the floor. He slid the key into the lock and twisted the knob. The hinges creaked as the door swung open, the knob pulling from his hand as if someone on the other side yanked it from his grasp…..
He peered inside. Hollow darkness greeted him. Haunting. A shiver ran down his spine, and it wasn’t from the chilling winter air whispering through the trees. The whole scene creeped him out.”

 

Second Chance Spirit: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance is the second book in the Haunted Ever After series by Carrie Pulkinen. This is a superb paranormal romance- with ghosts, paranormal + supernatural elements, danger, mystery, tension, wonderful characters, chemistry, and a whole lot of sizzle.
Trent Austin, whom we met in book one- being the best friend of Logan, has just inherited a dilapidated estate from his recently deceased Uncle. The old Victorian mansion certainly has a creepy, menacing vibe- and Trent couldn’t wait to get rid of it.
Tina Saunders, whom we also met in book one- being the best friend of Allison, is the best realtor in the area- and is who Trent calls to help off load his Uncle’s estate. These two have some recent history- so the spark between them doesn’t take much to reignite. Add threats, sinister and creepy vibes, danger, drama- and a whole lot of steam… and this story just wouldn’t let me put it down.
This story could be read as a standalone, as each book in the series focuses on a different couple. But having said that, I really recommend reading the three books together, as there are recurring characters to meet- as well as fantastic storylines that you would miss out on otherwise.
As I have mentioned many, many times previously- I have developed a severe addiction to Ms. Pulkinen’s stories- but it’s an addiction that I am more than happy to indulge- so, no rehab needed!
Highly recommended for all paranormal romance lovers!

Thank you, Carrie Pulkinen!

 

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The Traveler: Chimera Rising (The Traveler Series, Book of Eleanor Book 3) by Shannon Nemechek – Review by Angela Hayes

The Traveler: Chimera Rising (The Book of Eleanor 3)The Traveler: Chimera Rising by Shannon Nemechek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Traveler: Chimera Rising is the third book in ‘The Book of Eleanor’ Series by Shannon Nemechek. It follows on where the previous book left off- so I really recommend reading the first two books, before starting on this one- to ensure you will be able to fully appreciate this story.
This is another enthralling time travel fantasy- with magic, danger, spies, mystery, history, drama, suspense, action, romance, and adventure.
I have enjoyed reading this series, and after the events of the previous book I was looking forward to continuing the adventure with this new release. I am happy to say that this is just as bit as good as the first two books, and is now my firm favourite of the three.
Katie and Colm were in for quite an adventure here. Secrets are revealed- while Colm’s loyalties are tested- which side IS he on. With danger at every turn and the fate of the book at stake, they are thrust into the fray, danger nipping at their heels- a true test their mettle, like never before.
As with the previous books- this is another fast-paced, action-packed adventure that’s full of intrigue, excitement, suspense, and dramatic developments.
I was also excited to see that there are quite a few more instalments planned for this series. Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Nemechek has in store for us.
Bring on Book #4!

Thank you, Shannon Nemechek!!

 

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Rebecca Remains by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Angela Hayes

Rebecca RemainsRebecca Remains by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Rebecca Remains is a gripping, edge of your seat read, by Jessica Aiken-Hall. And as I have come to expect from Ms. Aiken-Hall, this is quite an intriguing, thought-provoking, and very suspenseful crime/mystery- with paranormal elements, drama, danger, secrets, deception, and discovery- all wrapped up in a tightly woven and well-choreographed story. I was hooked from the moment I began, and Ms. Aiken-Hall had me guessing and trying to piece everything together to figure it all out before any big reveal.
We meet Tessa, whom after experiencing much tragedy in her life, had finally come to a point where things seemed to be looking bright again, when strange things begin to happen. Disturbing dreams other unsettling events occur to disrupt her life. Tessa gets to the point where she doesn’t know who to trust, or if anyone in her life is who she thinks they are. Her life is turned upside down and she has to dig to uncover the truth of the situation.
Ms. Aiken-Hall managed to instil palpable tension, suspense, and intensity into the story- giving it a real sense of impending danger and doom- which made for really great reading.
Looking forward to more from Ms, Aiken-Hall.
Happy reading!

Thank you, Jessica Aiken-Hall!

 

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Slash & Burn (Nite Fire Book 4) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Angela Hayes

Slash & Burn (Nite Fire, #4)Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

Slash & Burn is the fourth book in the Nite Fire series by C. L. Schneider. It is a fantastic action-packed urban fantasy that kept me glued to the pages right from the get-go!
We meet up with Dahlia Nite, the dragon shifter and all-round kick-a**, while she is still coming to terms with the events and fallout from the previous book. A lot has happened since we met her back in book one, and she has been through so much. She has survived her ordeal and has been picking up the pieces of her life, while training hard and trying to get a handle on everything. She has returned to her vigilante ways in an effort to keep the streets safe. But the spreading blight, and sheer numbers of ‘monsters’ will test her like never before. Does she have any chance of stemming the flow? This is definitely worth the read to find out.
Highly recommended for fans of epic, or urban fantasy- who like plenty of action and adventure!
Can’t wait to get my hands on the fifth, and final, instalment in the series- ‘Exit Strategy’.
Superb!

Thank you, C.L. Schneider!

 

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Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Angela Hayes

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 ½ Stars

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire Series by C. L Schneider. There is so much to love about this series- an urban fantasy with plenty of supernatural and paranormal elements, danger, shifters, action, adventure, mystery, suspense, drama, intrigue, fantastic characters, brilliant world building, and much more.
A lot has happened since we started the first book, so I really recommend reading the other two books first before starting on this one- as there is important backstory and character details to be discovered there, which will enhance your reading experience of this book.
This is a complex and multi-layered story, with so much going on, and as I have come to expect from Ms. Schneider, there is more to the story than first meets the eye. I was completely immersed in the story, devouring every word- and loving every exciting minute.
This is a fantastic third instalment, and a wonderful addition to the intriguing, unique, and very imaginative series. Ms. Schneider has proved, yet again, to be a quite the masterful storyteller and talented author.
I really recommend this book/series to anyone who loves a great paranormal story with supernatural elements, crime + investigation, action, and adventure.

Thank you, C.L. Schneider!

 

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Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale – Review by Angela Hayes

Where Flowers BloomWhere Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale was a really thought provoking and emotive read. It is a bit of an historical romantic suspense- with some paranormal elements, where past, present, and future connect- leading the reader on an intriguing mystery that had me up way past my bedtime, as when I began the book I had only intended to read a couple of chapters to get a ‘feel’ for the story before going to bed… but one chapter led to another and soon I was so deep into the story I just had to stick with it and follow along to find out how it all played out in the end.
Nikki Vale is a new-to-me author, and after reading this book- I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her work in the future.
Quick and easy reading. Interesting and thought provoking story. Well developed and intriguing characters. A ‘clean’ read. Well worth exploring!

Thank you, Nikki Vale!

 

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A Hole (Alpha Bet Guys Book 1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Angela Hayes

A Hole (Alpha Bet Guys Book 1)A Hole by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

A Hole is the first book in the new Alpha Bet Guys series by Phoebe Alexander. In typical Phoebe Alexander style this story was a fun, sexy, witty and very entertaining story. It’s a novella length contemporary romance/ romantic comedy, making it easy to read in one very enjoyable sitting.
Ace Bennett is trying to make a name for himself as a comedian. He meets Ella and we watch as he tries to win her over. Add some meddling friends to the mix, a few misunderstandings, a little angst, plenty of chemistry, humour, and a whole lot of heat- and this really made for a fun read.
Happy reading!

Thank you, Phoebe Alexander!

 

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Beckoned (Born of Darkness Book 1) by R. B. Fields – Review by Angela Hayes

Beckoned (Born of Darkness, Book 1)Beckoned by R.B. Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

Beckoned is the first book in the Born of Darkness series by R.B. Fields. This book also appears to be the author’s debut novel. I love anything vampire- so it was a given that I would be reading this book the moment it showed up on my recommended book list.
It has a refreshingly original take on the whole vampire lore- making for a captivating read. With drama, humour, and plenty of sizzle- this introduction to the author’s work ensures that I will definitely be coming back for more.

Thank you, R.B. Fields!

 

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The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger (Annie Tillery Mysteries) by Linda Maria Frank – Review by Angela Hayes

The Mystery of the Lost AvengerThe Mystery of the Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank is a very interesting story for young and old alike. It weaves a mystery of a crashed WWII plane, the pilot, and the NCIS investigation that leads Annie Tillery and her mother on a bit of an adventure- as they dig into the past to get to the bottom of it all.
Mystery and History- a winning combination!

Thank you, Linda Maria Frank!

 

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