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Never Date a Siren (College Fae Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Anna Hirsch

Never Date a SirenNever Date a Siren by Byrd Nash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Never Date a Siren (College Fae Book 1) by Byrd Nash
4 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I really enjoyed it and will definitely look for more books written by her. I thought this book was quite interesting and original. The thing I loved best was the fact that the author used less “popular” supernatural beings. There were dryads, naiads, sirens, and a bard; not the usual vampires and werewolves.

The story takes place at Leopold Otto University in a country that the Fae have kept hidden for decades. It is the only school where both human and fae attend. Brigit, à dryad princess, never thought that she would have a human for a roommate but this is the situation she finds herself in. The Fae live by a different code of conduct so when Brigit realizes Logan is in serious trouble with a siren, she needs to help him. What ensues next is a fast paced adventure of tightrope walking between debts of honour and laws of civility. Can Logan survive? This is an imaginative story filled with charming characters. It’s a definitive must read!

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Rise of House ValdisThe Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie
4 Stars

The cover of this book first drew me in. Finding out that it is a paranormal fantasy was a plus because that’s my favourite genre. It has werewolves, vampires and weirdly, aliens, which usually fall under sci-fi. I decided to give it a try and see where it goes. The story has action, love and lots of drama. It shows that this is the author’s debut novel. I feel that in the beginning of the book, the author was unsure in which direction she wanted the story to head in. As you are reading, you feel her get her bearings and the story takes off.

The book is written in multiple points of views which I don’t mind because it allows you to better understand the story as a whole. Unfortunately, the author used too many in this instance. I feel two points would have been enough. I loved how protective Xenobia was over the women that she took into her home. Although Xen has been through a lot herself, it only made her stronger and more understanding. I would have preferred a stronger male lead. This one was confused most of the time, flip flopping between two people.

Overall the story was original and kept me interested. I believe this book has the potential to turn into a very exciting series. I think Ms. Valkyrie did a wonderful job writing her first novel and she’ll only get better. Looking forward to seeing what else she has in store for us.

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Beloved (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Anna Hirsch

BELOVED (21st Century Courtesan, #3)BELOVED by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beloved (21st Century Courtesan Book #3) by Pamela DuMond
4 Stars

Evie is a courtesan. An extremely well paid courtesan because of her empathic abilities. She manages to heal her clients who are suffering. I loved this book because she takes care of someone with personal ties to herself and manages to heal herself a little as well. I suggest reading this series from the beginning only because there is a story that runs through them all. People want different things from her including one that wants to murder her. The author is really good in keeping her stalker a secret. The book ends on an exciting note and I think I’ve figured out who her stalker is. I can’t wait to read the next installment to see if I’m right.

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Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Anna Hirsch

Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Series Book 3)Lillie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lillie (Maggie Trilogy Book 3) by Mya O’Malley
4 Stars

This is book three in what I have to say is an awesome series. Lillie, as a finale to this series, is a fantastic read. It is definitely my favourite of the three. It is a bit darker than the other two but there is good reason for it. The story is filled with drama, suspense and some danger. We learn more about Naomi’s past and the author does a wonderful job of tying all the books together. Seeing how all three books are connected, I do suggest reading this series from the beginning.

Naomi and Bryce are finally married but wedding bliss is not in the cards. Naomi realizes that Holly’s imaginary friend is actually a ghost. A volatile, angry ghost that haunted Naomi when she was little. It’s hard to calm a child when they are having a tantrum, imagine when that child is a ghost. This spirit might be the end of Naomi and Bryce’s happy ending. Despite the anger and violence, this lost soul has something to teach Naomi. Naomi just needs to be able to listen and understand her destiny.

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The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven #7)The Istanbul Conspiracy by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Istanbul Conspiracy (Code Raven Book 7) by Lynda Filler
4 Stars

Luke and Samaar are finally getting married. Of course the day gets cancelled because they need to save the world again. DJ Turk and the daughter of the Minister of Defense of Istanbul tried to get married as well but theirs ended much more violently. The Raven Group gathers in Turkey to figure out what went wrong. Some conspiracies run deeper than others. Luke has to work with some other top secret agencies to figure this one out.

Another action packed, high intense espionage novel by Lynda Filler. I’ve read a few other books in this series and I’ve noticed the author’s writing strengthen throughout. This is the best book so far in the Code Raven series. The story is full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Everything is connected and boy, what an ending! The next book should be quite interesting.
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Second Chance (The Flowers in December Trilogy, Book 3) by Jane Suen – Review by Anna Hirsch

Second Chance (Flowers in December #3)Second Chance by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second Chance (The Flowers in December Trilogy, Book 3) by Jane Suen
4 Stars

I think this was a wonderful finale to this series. The growth and changes that Connor makes throughout these books is remarkable. Throughout all the flashbacks, we get to know Mary Ann more, which was nice. These books take place around Christmas time so it was a fun time of the year to read them. If you’re looking for an easy to read romance that can be read in one sitting, then this is for you.

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Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore – Review by Anna Hirsch

Somebody in the NeighborhoodSomebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore
4 Stars

Somebody in the Neighborhood is a murder mystery. I don’t usually read these types of books but I enjoyed this one. Dawn’s Aunt Amy gets murdered and needing a change, she decides to move down to Florida into her aunt’s home. It might not have been the smartest decision seeing as Dawn fits the description of the victims, pretty and blonde. Dawn loves the sun and the beach is nearby but she has to deal with her strange new environment. Her next door neighbour keeps watching her, some of the others seem too interested in her aunt and she has a creepy mailman who is way too friendly for her tastes. After doing a little investigating on her own, Dawn realizes that she’s in trouble, the killer is someone in the neighborhood.

The thing I liked best about this book was that the author kept me guessing until the grand reveal. The story was well written with enough twists to keep you interested. Suspense, drama and quirky characters made this a wonderful read.

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Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell – Review by Anna Hirsch

Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alice Will: Dreams of Chaos Book 1 by Ashley Chappell
4 Stars

This is a fantasy novel involving gods, magical beings and humans. It is unlike anything that I have read before. It truly is a unique and original story. Reality isn’t always what it seems, it depends on who’s telling the story. Trotter is a demi god trying to understand her powers and trying to control them while being a fourteen year old girl. A war is coming that can tear the world apart and its up to her to save it. All the while there is a little girl that’s reshaping reality with her childish dreams and wishes. Unfortunately a six year old doesn’t realize the world is bigger than what’s around her. With the gods fighting amongst themselves and the human world caving in upon itself, can Trotter find the strength to stop the evil that is awakening and save a child’s hopes and dreams?

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Naughty and Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Anna Hirsch

Naughty & NiceNaughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Naughty and Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander
4 Stars

Cy and Jolie are finally getting married. Cy has invited his parents to the wedding which takes place in Spicetopia. What could go wrong? Pretty much everything when the Sweets are involved, starting with the minister arriving a week early. Jolie is already stressed to the max so she enlists her event coordinator to take care of Micah. After meeting him, Natalie wants to take care of him in more ways than one. How is she supposed to entertain a minister in an amusement park specialized in sexual fantasies and fetishes?

I found this book to be quite entertaining and amusing. It’s another wonderful addition to this series. Just when you thought you read it all, Ms. Alexander comes out with another book to top the others. The story takes place at Christmas so this was the perfect time of the year to read it. Loved it!

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A Song To Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella (Mystifying Music Book 3) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Anna Hirsch

A Song to Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella (Mystifying Music Book 3)A Song to Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Song To Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella (Mystifying Music Book 3) by Carrie Pulkinen
4 Stars

Bekah just wanted a one night stand. One night to feel like a woman again. What she found instead is her fate bound mate. Being burned before, she wasn’t sure if she could trust her feelings. Shane wants to put roots down somewhere and live a quiet life. His witch band mates have different ideas. They want stardom. He unwillingly plays a part in their crazy scheme and now something is after him, threatening his future. Can they both survive the evil that’s hunting them?

This was another thrilling paranormal romance novel. It’s an exciting addition to the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. The story was based solely on Shane and Bekah but it was nice to see older characters reappear. I love this series and now I have to wait for a fourth part.

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