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Trickster’s Hunt (Three Tricksters Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne – Review by Anna Hirsch

Trickster's Hunt (Three Tricksters #1)Trickster’s Hunt by Carrie Whitethorne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trickster’s Hunt (Three Tricksters Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne
4 Stars

This is a story about an average girl named Maia who finds out that she’s not so average. She often gets gut reactions to people never realizing that these reactions are saving her life. After going to London for a competition, she meets three Djinn who swear to protect her. It seems crazy but after an attempt on her life, she has no choice to believe.

This book is a mixture of fantasy, Egyptian mythology and reverse harem. Although it’s not full blown reverse harem, I think the series will eventually end up there. Maia is highly attracted to all three Djinn. Who wouldn’t be, they are gorgeous. I had never read a book about Djinn and that’s what made me pick up the book in the first place. I enjoyed the addition of Egyptian mythology. Usually you find books about the Greeks so this was a refreshing change. I had never heard of the god that made an appearance in this book and I admit that I had to google him. Usually authors include the popular gods in their stories. It was good that Ms. Whitethorne included a lesser known deity because I learned something by reading her book.

In the beginning I was a little confused between each Djinn as they were talking but it improved as the book progressed. I also think the lead up was a little long seeing as the threat to Maia only appeared towards the end of the book. Seeing as this is book one in the series, I feel I have to warn you that it ends in a cliffhanger. I’m still giving this book four stars because the story was unique and interesting to read. I believe this series has potential to be really good. I’m looking forward to reading part two.

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Winging It (Destiny Rules Series Book 1) by Lisa Gail Green – Review by Anna Hirsch

Winging It (Destiny Rules Series Book 1)Winging It by Lisa Gail Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Winging It (Destiny Rules Series Book 1) by Lisa Gail Green
4 Stars

I don’t usually read books with a male main character. I much prefer the strong female leads. I was pleasantly surprised with this novel. It was really fun to read. It is a light hearted fantasy story involving fairies, magic and adventure. It has action, humour and suspense. There was romance as well but seeing as the characters are mainly teenagers, it was filled with raging hormones and adolescent angst.

Zach finds out his mother is a fairy godmother and kind of freaks out when he realizes he’s a fairy as well. With his mother injured, he will need to finish her assignments before the full moon or they are both grounded. The next week of his life is thrown into total chaos with Zach continuously breaking the rules, getting drugged and fighting for his life. Who knew being a fairy godmother was so dangerous?

I ended up really liking Zach. He was an awkward sixteen year old who would constantly fumble around the girl he liked. He was caring and stood up for what he believed in. I enjoyed watching his confidence build by the end of the novel. The characters are great and likeable and the story is well written. This is a fantastic YA fantasy book. I’m looking forward to reading part two in the series.

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Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Anna Hirsch

Drawing BloodlinesDrawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland
4 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I love vampire novels and Ms. Garland put some interesting twists in this story. Her vampires have some unique traits that I appreciated.

Elizabeth is a teacher trying to adjust to being a single mother. While at the doctor’s having a blood test done, she catches the doctor drinking her blood from a vial. Alexander is overwhelmed with the scent of her blood and drinks it. When he realizes that she saw him, he stalks her fully intending to wipe the incident from her mind.

The attraction between them is too strong and they enter into a relationship. It’s doomed from the start for vampires are not allowed to mate with humans. When a Commander chooses him to be her mate, Alexander desperately searches for a way out. He refuses to be stuck with someone he hates for all eternity. This leads to some interesting situations and an ending that you never see coming. What an ending! The author leaves enough open to be able to continue the series. I’m hoping the next book is about Loren and Julianna.

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Impact (Twisted Hearts Love Story #4) by Autumn Sand – Review by Anna Hirsch

Impact (A Twisted Hearts Love Story book 4)Impact by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Impact (Twisted Hearts Love Story Book 4) by Autumn Sand
4 Stars

This is Manny’s story, a playboy boss of club Pulse. At the beginning of the book, we see a scared little boy not understanding his mother’s death. This event changed the course of his life. From then on out, it is one disaster after another with Manny fighting to survive. After all the life and death situations he has been in, he should be dead but he somehow survived. The story is written with continual flashbacks to his younger days but these are crucial to understanding the story and how all the characters are connected.

From a young age he fell into a life that should have killed him yet he managed to get out. But do you ever really get out? Somehow he always got caught up in a mess. I felt bad that Manny could never catch a break. There has been only one light in his life and even their relationship was tumultuous. There is a saying, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”. Manny fought long and hard his whole life but is it too late to put the pieces back together?

This story is filled with so many twists and turns it will have your head spinning. This is another fantastic book in the Twisted Hearts series. Autumn Sand is an amazing author who can write riveting stories that will leave you breathless.

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That’s a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 3) by Heather Silvio – Review by Anna Hirsch

That's a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency, #3)That’s a Wrap by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That’s a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 3) by Heather Silvio
4 Stars

This is another cute book in this series. The story is about Mia who is a movie producer and also a nixie. The main actor in her latest film gets killed live on a Facebook video and it’s up to her and her friends to find the killer. It will be hard to explain to the police when they don’t know that the supernatural exists. She teams up with a reporter but can she solve the crime without revealing who she really is?

It’s a short novel but packed with mystery, murder and romance. Sparks are literally flying between Mia and her love interest. We get to see some reappearances from some characters which is always nice. It was well written with likeable characters. I think this is another winning novel by Heather Silvio.

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The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3)The Vampire Queen by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge
5 Stars

This is the third book in the Wheel of Crowns series. I love this series! The men are hot and the female leads are strong. This is Tandi’s story and she’s hilarious. Recently turned into a vampire, Tandi struggles somewhat when she realizes that she sucks at it ( pun intended). She can’t bring herself to kill Bambi or Thumper. Oh my god, those scenes will have you crying from laughter. The only perk is that her master who is the Prince of Vampires is hotter than hell. The attraction grows between the two but unfortunately the Queen wants her Prince backhand has no qualms in killing Tandi to get what she wants.

This is another story filled with action, drama and quirky characters. Tracker the cat and Tandi’s southern attitude will have you laughing out loud. There are some surprises in this book as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope there will be more to come. Perhaps a book about Death and the Zombie Princess?

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After Hurricane Nina: Rand’s Resolution (Hot Hunks – Steamy Romance Collection Book 8) By Tamara Ferguson – Review by Anna Hirsch

After Hurricane Nina, Rand's Resolution (Hot Hunks-Steamy Romance Collection)After Hurricane Nina, Rand’s Resolution by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After Hurricane Nina, Rand’s Resolution ( Hot Hunks-Steamy Romance Collection Book 8) by Tamara Ferguson
4 Stars

This is part of the Hot Hunks Steamy Romance Collection. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. This is the love story between Rand and Ciara. The story takes place in Bali where two old friends cross paths again. They met 15 years prior, each going their separate ways to make a career in the military. Meeting again in Bali, the spark that started when they were young, ignited into an inferno. There is a side story with Rand trying to catch some terrorists which added some suspense to the story and the hurricane which added some danger.

Though it is a short novel, it is well written and interesting. It grabbed my attention fairly quickly and kept it throughout the end with the suspense. It is an intriguing yet sweet romance.

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The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2)The Queen of Witches by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2) by Brandi Elledge
5 Stars

This is another exciting book in the Wheel of Crowns series. This story revolves around Charlie and her powers. Charlie’s parents died in an accident and it was her brother who took on the responsibility of raising her. Knowing it was hard on her brother, Charlie didn’t want to burden him when her powers started manifesting. She doesn’t believe in the supernatural so she just thought there was something wrong with her.

Two hot guys show up in town. One wanting to help her and one needing her help. She decides to trust her gut and drag her best friend Tandi along for the ride. With evil warlocks and the Prince of Hell after her, Charlie will need to learn how to use her powers fast.

There is so much action in this book that I couldn’t put it down. The romance between Charlie and her soulmate was nice. There was an immediate attraction but with the slow buildup leading to them being together added another layer to the story. Charlie is one powerful witch because when she learned to control her powers, she kicked ass. She is a strong female lead which I love. Her time in Hell proves it yet again. I enjoyed the reappearance of certain characters from the first book. There were some surprises that the author threw in that will shock you. I loved this book and can’t wait to read book three about Tandi.

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Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) by Anise Storm – Review by Anna Hirsch

Hawke (Men of Syn, #1)Hawke by Anise Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) by Anise Storm
4 Stars

Charlotte grew up in a life of privilege. The only female in a family of four children to very rich parents. Whatever she wanted, she got. Thankfully her attitude isn’t a spoiled brat. Deep down, she knows she’s submissive and decided to visit a BDSM club while in Washington DC. A faceless dominant walked out in her leaving her humiliated. One year later, still trying to get over the encounter, she meets with a potential client who wants her to prepare the opening night of his new club. As fate would have it, this client happens to be the same dominant from Washington.

Arrogant, cruel and cold are words to describe Hawke. He needs to be to protect himself. He had a horrendous childhood and became a Dom to help him cope. He was drawn to Charlotte in DC and still is. She’s beautiful, vivacious and innocent. He’s obsessed with her but knows he’ll break her therefore he needs to push her away to protect her. No matter how much Hawke fights, the two are fated. Danger is lurking in Denver and has targeted Charlotte. Can the two survive Hawke’s past and the evil of the present?

There are scenes in this book that are graphic and may be a trigger for some people. This book is not for everyone. No child should have to endure what Hawke did. My heart broke for him. It fully explains why he is the way he is. This was an intense, dark story.

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Broken Pieces by Judith B. Pinkard – Review by Anna Hirsch

Broken PiecesBroken Pieces by Judith B. Pinkard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broken Pieces by Judith B. Pinkard
4 Stars

This is a story based on true events. It shows how one decision can change the course of your life. Helen and Ernest were newlyweds that had recently become parents. On the way home from the hospital, during a storm, they had an accident. All the occupants of the car were severely injured, except baby Judy. Everyone called Judy, the miracle baby.

Accidents cause not only physical damage but emotional and psychological damage as well. Helen was the most severely injured and her psychological scars ran deep. Judy’s life started out perfect, growing up with two loving parents but Helen’s broken pieces never quite mended. This took a toll on her marriage and eventually it crumbled. Judy’s life spiralled down from that point on but luckily she never lacked love. She was forced to grow up fast because of her circumstances. My heart hurt for that little girl.

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