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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 1) by Lexi C. Foss and J.R Thorn – Review by Anna Hirsch

Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy, #1)Elemental Fae Academy by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 1) by Lexi C. Foss and J.R Thorn
5 Stars

I have read many books by Lexi C. Foss and loved them all. After reading this book, I know this will be another series that I will adore. I fell in love with these characters: Titas ( the scorchingly hot Fire Fae), Exos (the arrogantly all powerful Spirit Fae) and Claire ( the beautiful and fated). This reverse harem starts out as a small ember that quickly ignites to an all consuming blaze. You will definitely need a cold shower after some of these steamy scenes.

Although the chemistry between the characters is palpable and the sex scenes exciting, there is more to this book. Claire’s powers awaken on her twenty first birthday and Exos whisks her away to the Fae Realm to be her mentor. With her not knowing that she is half fae and her powers out of control, Claire is too dangerous to remain in the human realm. Unfortunately, most of the Fae want her dead. Claire must accept who she is, learn to control her powers and find out who is framing her for causing chaos before she gets killed.

This story had a nice twist having the fae represent the different elements instead of the usual light or dark fae. The book had me enthralled until the end. Omg, what an ending! I’m left hanging, waiting with bated breath for the next book!

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Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Anna Hirsch

Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria 1)Ice Crown by Kay L Moody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody
4 Stars

Ms. Moody has woven a fascinating tale about a world of shapers. People who can shape the elements; earth, water, fire and air. Most shapers can manipulate one, maybe two elements. Talise, from a very young age, can manipulate all four. Being from the Storm, it’s unheard of. There are three distinct societies, the Crown ( which includes the Emperor and the very rich), the Gate ( which includes mainstream society), and the Storm ( which includes lawbreakers and miscreants).

When you break the law, it is your children that are sent to the Storm so technically they are not lawbreakers. The Storm is a harsh wasteland where you barely survive thus resulting in you becoming a thief or murderer. It’s a catch 22. The only way out of the Storm is to become a Master Shaper and that’s what Talise plans on doing. After ten long years of training, Talise is sure she will win the competition until Aiden comes along. He is just as good as she is. A life saving position that was within her grasp may now be out of reach.

I enjoyed the story and I liked the characters. I’m eager to learn more about Aiden. Will he become her biggest ally or worst enemy? There is much more to this character. I would have liked a little more interaction between the characters. All in all, it was interesting and I’m looking forward to reading the next book.

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
5 Stars

This series is addicting! The books are filled with danger, intrigue, magic and love. These fantasy filled pages will keep you on the edge of your seat. The concept of magical desserts is so delicious and original. Claire Luana has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her books are exceptionally well written. These stories will immediately pull you in and immerse you in the unique world of the Confectioners’ Guild.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Anna Hirsch

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter
5 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author and I was truly blown away. The story is about a boy who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and his family’s struggle to deal with it, especially his mother. It is a gripping and harrowing tale of what a schizophrenic goes through. The author describes in detail the delusions, confusion and sometimes terror of what they see and feel.

Someone I love is schizophrenic so this story hit close to home. I can fully understand what Tara was going through. The feelings of helplessness and longing to help the person yet knowing there is nothing that you can do. Watching a loved one fight their own mind and struggle for sanity.

This book is extremely well written. The author really hit the nail on its head. There are constant twists and turns. Forewarning: this is not a happy story but the bare reality of an agonizing disease. I was nervous about reading this book but I’m so glad that I did.

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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells
4 Stars

This book is hot, hot , hot! You’ll need some water to cool yourself off while reading this book. Although it’s book two in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Characters from part one make a reappearance but this is a separate story. I suggest that you read part one because it’s excellent as well.

This story revolves around Spencer Knox. After managing to get out from the Underworld, he decides to start over in a small town in the middle of nowhere where he meets the woman of his dreams. There are too many reasons why he shouldn’t get involved yet when a friend shows up in town, they end up having a threesome.

The Traitor is filled with tantalizing sex that will leave you wanting more. There is also action and danger which will keep you riveted until the end. This is another winning book by India Kells.

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Eternity (Captivity Series Book 3) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk – Review by Anna Hirsch

Eternity (Captivity Book 3)Eternity by Sarah Biglow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eternity (Captivity Series Book 3) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk
4 Stars

This was a good continuation and finale to the series. This book picks up where Sanctuary finishes. You need to read the first two before so you can fully comprehend the story. Lorelei and the gang are getting comfortable with their new life at Sanctuary when they discover a threat to all shifters. Though some want to stay safe, they decide it’s too important a threat to ignore. They set off on an adventure to try to save the world. With danger lurking around every corner, can they all survive to live another day?

Once again I enjoyed the banter between the characters. Their relationships grew and evolved with highs and lows. Love was gained and love was lost. The book was filled with action and the danger added a thrill to the story. I think this is a fitting end to the series.

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Sanctuary (Captivity Series Book 2) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk – Review by Anna Hirsch

Sanctuary (Captivity Book 2)Sanctuary by Sarah Biglow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sanctuary (Captivity Series Book 2) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk
4 Stars

This is book two in the Captivity series. I suggest that you read book one first so that you can understand the dynamics between the characters and the full story. Lorelei and the rest of the MCU are struggling to find their way to Sanctuary. Aiden’s life is waning and Lorelei’s pregnancy is advancing at an alarming rate. They keep running into obstacles and they are being hunted by her fellow sirens in the PLA. Racing against time, every mistake could mean certain death.

I really loved the evolution of the characters in this installment. Not only did they grow internally but as a family as well. Aiden’s near death experiences and Lorelei’s pregnancy hormones certainly added drama to the story. This is a great continuation to the story that will leave you hanging at the end. What a cliffhanger! I’m looking forward to finding out what happens in part three.

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Guilty Pleasures Volume 3: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Anna Hirsch

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3Guilty Pleasures Volume 3 by Joyce McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy
4 Stars

This is a compilation of fifteen erotic stories. Brad is at it again and finds himself in a bunch of hot and sexy situations. There is enough variety in the stories that should entice and satisfy everyone. Hit sex and dirty talking abound, this is definitely not for the shy types. I enjoyed all the stories but the top one for me had to be Fireworks with Strangers. A must read if you’re feeling sexy.

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The Season Finale (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 6) by Heather Silvio – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Season Finale (Paranormal Talent Agency, #6)The Season Finale by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Season Finale (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 6) by Heather Silvio
4 Stars

This book was so fun to read! I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. Each book being a comical adventure surrounding a main character. This story centers around Liz Addison who is chasing the story of a lifetime; who and what is Catherine Rodham? Unfortunately, a time travelling ghost threatens Liz’s life if she doesn’t stop her investigation. What follows is another mystery for the Paranormal Talent Agency to solve. With the help of their friends in the supernatural world, Liz and Catherine race against time to save not only their lives but countless others. Action, mystery and romance abound in this novel. A fitting conclusion to the series!

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Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson – Review by Anna Hirsch

Proper ImpulseProper Impulse by Zeia Jameson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson
4 Stars

Although this is book four in the series, each one can be read as a stand-alone. This story has to be my favourite. Milo and Juni are like oil and water. Their interactions were quite comical and had me laughing out loud. Their first encounter is definitely one that I won’t forget, it was too funny. Milo is a very straight laced person. He is an extremely black and white, follow the rules type A personality. Where as Juni is much more free flowing, laid back, bend the rules when need be type of person. Together they can bring balance to each other’s lives but getting there was hilarious.

There were a few minor appearances from older characters which helped bind the book to the series. Ms Jameson has a way of writing that’s engaging and endears you to the characters. You get invested in their story and are cheering them on throughout the book. This was an awesome addition to the Jaded Lily series. I’m looking forward to reading more.

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