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Seraphina’s Revolution (The Seraphina Series Book 4) by Sheena Hutchinson – Review by Anna Hirsch

Seraphina's Revolution (Seraphina #4)Seraphina’s Revolution by Sheena Hutchinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seraphina’s Revolution (The Seraphina Series Book 4) by Sheena Hutchinson
5 Stars

Wow! What an ending to an amazing series! Seraphina has been to hell and back, quite literally. Seraphina has grown throughout this series and her powers along with her. Her powers in this book are incredible but her remorse and guilt are debilitating her. She is having a hard time coming to terms with everything she did while being evil. This lent to me being extremely frustrated with her “woe is me” attitude. As smart as she is, Seraphina continued to make stupid decisions i.e. trusting Jack. Yes Jack is back, he is like a parasite that you can’t get rid of. I got angry at her for believing him.

Once Seraphina opened her eyes, the book took off. There was so much action, I was on the edge of my seat. The epic battle at the end had me holding my breath. It was so sad, my heart broke. I loved the introduction of the new characters. I enjoyed the witty banter and interaction they had amongst each other. The dynamic of the book changed. I’ll stop there so I don’t ruin anything.

The author has an incredible way of weaving a story that will have you riding your emotions. Once you start, you will not be able to put the book down. I fell in love with these characters and their story. Thank you Ms. Hutchinson for this phenomenal series.

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The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Chosen (The Orb Quest Series, #1)The Chosen by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Chosen: Book One: The Orb Quest Series by Cari Schaeffer
4 Stars

Fate and destiny. Some say you make your own, others say it was written in the stars from before you were born. These four friends share unique physical characteristics which mark them as “ The Chosen”. They are destined to save the world. Everything they learned in history class is wrong. In a race against time, they need to relearn world history, manage their new powers and find some magical orbs, all while being hunted. Not too much to ask from teenagers, right?

As this is the first book in the Orb Quest series, the ending is open. Although it isn’t a cliffhanger, nothing is resolved. This book represents the start of their journey, the discovery of their powers and what they are capable of. Overall, I enjoyed the book. I did find parts to be a little slow but I understand everything needs to be explained, the author is setting a base for the rest of the series. There was enough action thrown in to keep it exciting. I think their powers are awesome. The characters are likeable and have a good rapport between each other. I have a feeling there is an attraction between Gemma and John and I don’t trust Tyler at all. There is something fishy about him. I’m curious to see what happens next so I’m looking forward to the next book.

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Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles Book 1) by J.D. Frettier – Review by Anna Hirsch

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles #1)Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Desperately Seeking Sixty Nine by J.D Frettier
4 Stars

This is a fun, short read. Bonnie suddenly dies and leaves her husband of forty plus years alone. Her best friend Dee meets her and whisks her away to the Green Room. It is like a sexy purgatory. Bonnie realizes that she left her sex toys out before she died. In a panic, she pleads with Dee that she needs to contact Peter to tell him to put them away before their children find them. Comical shenanigans ensue that will have you laughing out loud. There is a lot of peace and love and sex. The Green Room sounds like a place I’d like to go to after I die.

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Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights Series Book 4) by Sonya Jesus- review by Anna Hirsch

Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights, #4)Knights Who Won My Heart by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Knights Who Won My Heart by Sonya Jesus
5 Stars

Oh my god! What a fantastic finale to an amazing series! My emotions went on a wild roller coaster ride. From being happy to stressed, elated to shocked then towards the end, sobbing my heart out. Amelia has been through so many ups and downs in this series.

This book picks up at the scene of Robins accident. It was so well written that I literally felt the terror that Amelia experienced. Hawk is getting desperate in this novel and really kicks it up a notch. He puts Amelia through hell. Poor Lia experiences the full spectrum of emotions from love to hate, loss to anger and self preservation. Lia has always considered herself weak but this story proves how strong she really is.

This book was packed with so much action and twists and turns keeping you in the edge of your seat. It was so exciting that I couldn’t read fast enough. It truly is a phenomenal book!

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Immortal Desires Anthology – Review by Anna Hirsch

Immortal DesiresImmortal Desires by Melanie James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Immortal Desires by various authors
4 Stars

This is a box set by several different authors all writing paranormal stories. There are stories for everyone whether they love vampires, dragons, shifters or ghosts. All the men are hot, hot and hot! The stories are sexy and thrilling.

Conjuring Darkness by Melanie James

This story is about witches, sacrifices and demons from before biblical times. Kate is an archaeologist stuck in the desert and sends for her sister Lexi to bring her a coin from her house. What ensues is an adventure filled with love, danger and death. With twists and turns, you’ll be wondering what happens next.

For Haven’s Sake by Nicole Garcia

I loved this short novella! This is a romance between Haven and Jax. Haven runs an animal sanctuary whose life changes for the better when Jax ( a werewolf) asks for a job. There is the added suspense and danger with someone chasing Jax. I fell in love with these two characters and would be thrilled to read more about them.

His Dream Mate by Madison Sevier

This story is also about wolf shifters. Nova has the added power of being able to dream walk. Every night she feels the pull and enters someone’s dreams. She has done things that she is not proud of and now she is in danger. It’s up to Jax to protect her even if it’s from herself. Can she learn to trust him again after all his past transgressions?

I feel this anthology is well worth the time you’ll spend reading it. These are well written stories from very talented authors. Each one is unique and attention grabbing. I highly recommend this box set.

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Coming Home (The Sequel to Flowers in December) by Jane Suen – Review by Anna Hirsch

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coming Home by Jane Suen
4 Stars

This is book two in the Flowers in December series. This is a heartwarming story about love and forgiveness. Sometimes you have to leave home to realize that home is the only place you want to be. Connor Norton has returned home for the first Christmas without his mom. It’s a rough one but his neighbours and friends are there for him. In the spirit of giving, he in turn helps his neighbour and her estranged daughter. This is a story of a few lives intertwining during a magical season and how love and forgiveness affects them all. A wonderful Christmas story with a deeper meaning.

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Deepest Midnight by Clara Winter- Review by Anna Hirsch

Deepest Midnight (The Immortal Kindred Series #1)Deepest Midnight by Clara Winter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deepest Midnight by Clara Winter
4 Stars

This is book one in the Immortal Kindred series. As far as vampire stories go, this one is interesting because the author throws in the idea of reincarnation as well. Millicent was alive in the 1700’s and was a French noblewoman. She fell in love with a man who wasn’t her husband. Soon after she became a vampire and for over two hundred years mourns the loss of her true love. By chance, she meets a man who is the spitting image of her lost love. Does reincarnation exist? Can this actually be him?

The story switches back and forth between the 18th century and present day so we fully understand Millicent’s life. The author did a good job because you never get lost within the story. Milli’s knowledge of vampire history is limited to only what her maker told her, which isn’t much. She has only lived with her maker and another vampire, rarely meeting any other immortal. Guaranteed this will lead to some interesting situations later in the series.

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I found the story to be easy flowing and interesting. There was romance, drama and mystery rolled all together which made an intriguing story. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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Movie Star by Pamela DuMond- Review by Anna Hirsch

Movie Star (21st Century Courtesan, #2)Movie Star by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Movie Star by Pamela Dumond
5 Stars

Honestly, this book is amazing! This is part two in the 21st Century Courtesan Series and it is hands down better than the first book. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. This series is original, sexy and addictive. I’m anxiously waiting for the next installment.

The story continues as Evie takes on her next client. Jake is a big time movie star with a secret as big as he is. He’s lost his way and is shutting down. It’s up to Evie to get him back on track. As much as I loved Dylan in the first book, I fell head over heels for Jake. He’s there for her as well and helps her in her time of need. There are many revelations for Evie in this book that knocks her off kilter. Someone from her past keeps popping up and throwing a wrench in her plans and her psycho “fan” has stepped it up a notch.

So much happens in this book that I was blown away. Pamela DuMond has written an exceptional story filled with suspense, angst and of course steamy moments. I highly recommend this book!

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Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott – Review by Anna Hirsch

Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3)Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott
4 Stars

This is book three in the Caught Series. As far as I’m concerned, it’s another winner. Each book can be read as a stand-alone seeing as they focus on a different couple in each one. I highly suggest that you read the whole series because it is really good. This story focuses on Samantha Dylan, manager of Harlie’s bakery. She finds out things about her fiancé and breaks off the engagement. She’s fed up and actually considering leaving Angel Beach but then Jace Colton walks into her life.

Jace Colton has finally decided to return to Angel Beach to face some demons from his past. He needs to put them to rest. Unknowingly, someone has followed him which puts his and Samantha’s lives in danger. Secrets can destroy you, and Jace has plenty. Can Jace survive and protect Samantha as well?

Once again Sharleen Scott managed to play with my emotions. I had moments where I literally held my breath in anticipation of what was going to happen. There is a bit of mystery throughout the book which keeps you intent on piecing things together. When the author finally reveals what’s happening, it truly is a complete surprise. The story was entertaining and filled with wonderful characters. I absolutely loved this series and I’m sure you will too.

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Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott – Review by Anna Hirsch

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
4 Stars

This is my first book that I’ve read from this author and it was good. There was romance, some drama and mystery. The element of a serial killer added excitement and the thrill of figuring out who it is. I realized who Hunt Masterson was early on in the book but it was interesting to see how the story would unfold and how the characters would find out. The story was well written and the characters were well developed. The main characters each had their own issues to deal with. The author did an excellent job of tying all the sub plots together and wrote an exciting story. I adored Clay and Harlie, they were so cute as a couple. They each lived through tremendous heartache and they found each other. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and recommend that you read this book.

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