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Edge of the Storm (Silent Secrets Book 2) by Lisette Kristensen – Review by Erin Wolf

Edge of the Storm: Book 2 (Silent Secrets)Edge of the Storm: Book 2 by Lisette Kristensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Edge of the Storm: Book 2 (Silent Secrets) by Lisette Kristensen, 4 stars.

This is the story of Blackbird, a rookie trainee in the Mossad. She left a life that was completely different from this, knowing most women do not make to the end of training. But she is determined. She’s tired of the lies and deceit from her past life.

After finally making it through, her first assignment is with a fellow agent she respects, Halo. When things go terrible wrong a Halo is taken right in front of her, Blackbird knows she needs to be part of the operation to rescue Halo. She will not fail her partner.

This is a very short story filled with a lot of action with a bit of romance thrown in. The action starts pretty quickly and does not stop until the end. A story of the good guys trying to taking down the bad guys and what has to be done in order to succeed. It also showcases not one, but two very strong female characters in both Blackbird and Halo. I highly recommend this book.

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Trickster’s Hunt (Three Tricksters Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne – Review by Erin Wolf

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

I give Trickster’s Hunt (Three Tricksters Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne, 4 stars.

Maia enjoys her life as a professional eater. When she ends up winning a spot in the finals, she also gets a week complimentary stay at this fine hotel. Little does she know just how much it will change her life. She meets three sexy Egyptian men at three different times while staying there. She is drawn to them, but that is crazy, she can’t be drawn to three men, can she? Maybe it is her long ignored libido working overtime. But there are more to these men than she can imagine. They are also inexplicably drawn to her. When they find out that she is in danger, each one is drawn to protect her. But can they save her? And what is really going on?

I would label this a paranormal reverse harem series with action and suspense thrown in. Maia is unlike any character I have seen before and I love that! She is a wonderful character who shows her flaws along with her strong points. The story is also the likes of which I haven’t read before. There is plenty to keep you interested and some surprises along the way. Oh, and did I mention a cat that can speak telepathically? I cannot wait to see where the next book in the series takes us.

If you enjoy these types of books along the Egyptian mythology side of things, this book is for you.

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The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Erin Wolf

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

I give The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge, 5 stars.
*This review contains spoilers from previous books in the series.*

Tandi is now a vampire. Yes, it is what she wished to happen in case of her death, but she has no idea how to cope. She has been moved away from the only place she knew, and is far from her best friend. She knows it’s for the best and only temporary, but still. Not to mention that she seems to be a horrible vampire, she can’t do anything right. She even has the hot vampire prince to train her. He is sexy as hell she has an attraction to him but he doesn’t seem to have any interest. What is she supposed to do?

When another vampire faction attacks, she realizes just how serious this impending war really is. She gets down to business and decides to help the good guys. Can she become what is expected of her? There are many who will do anything to get in her way, but she is now determined. Little does an she know just how much she will learn about herself on the way. With the help of her friends, just maybe things will work out.

I loved Tandi in the previous book and was so happy to see her as the main character in this book. She is just as girly and spunky as I remembered too! She makes such a great lead. But she has faults too, which makes her even better. She learns a lot and quickly adapts throughout the story. The other characters in the book are great too. Note to the author: I really what to see more of Tracker in upcoming books, her was so my favorite secondary character! The story itself is interesting and pulls you in. There were many twists and turns that I did not see coming. There was action, along with romance, heartache and even humor thrown in to make a complete story. It can be read as a standalone, but you will know more if you read the previous books first.

If you like paranormal romance or urban fantasy with a great story and characters, this series and book is for you.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

Past Storm and FirePast Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

Val has been dealing with a lot in her life — a devastating hurricane, a failing marriage, and a boss she cannot stand. To escape, she decides to write a historical romance set in past times in Iceland. The more she gets into, the more she enjoys — it’s her escape. But is it really good for her or is it destroying her real life? Follow the stories of both Val’s real life and the characters and life she created in one wonderful book!

I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I have loved previous books by this author but am not too big on the jumping back in time thing. The more I got into this book, the more I enjoyed it. The parts set back in Iceland pulled me in immediately and I could not wait to get back to these parts of the book. The modern day time frame (set in the 90s) took me a little while to get into. Personally I found the characters annoying. That being said, I believe that is the point — it shows us just how much Val is not enjoying her life. The book within a book is a great concept to me, too. I would readily read this type of book again. Let’s face it, the author has basically given us two books in one, and has managed to do a superb job at telling both stories.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction, romance, and lovers of really good stories.

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Death and the Crone: Book Three of the Lucky Devil Series by Megan Mackie – Review by Erin Wolf

Death and the Crone: Book Three of the Lucky Devil SeriesDeath and the Crone: Book Three of the Lucky Devil Series by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Death and the Crone: Book Three of the Lucky Devil Series by Megan Mackie, 5 stars.

Margaret has had a rough life. She’s now in her late 60s, has lived on the streets for many years, and has given up on life. She has outlived many of those she’s known and cannot wait for this hell to be over — she’s tired of her demons following her. When a beautiful young man takes her off the streets and offers for her to stay with him, she’s sure he’s taking her home to have his fun then kill her. But the promise of food and a warm place is just too tempting. And as time goes by, he doesn’t try anything but to make her comfortable and happy. Turns out this man is more than she ever imagined. Can she find a happiness that she lost a long, long time ago? If so, at what cost?

This series had me hooked from the beginning and this book is no different in that aspect. This book is considered a spin-off, we don’t see too much of most of the characters from the previous books, but the setting is the same. The main characters in this book though are just as interesting. This combination is not something I have read before. I read this genre quite frequently and I love that the author threw something different at me. The story itself is good too, Margaret struggles with the way she has been living vs what she has now. There is mystery in this man too — she knows there’s more to him and her curiosity gets the better of her. She takes us on the road of discovery with her. The story grabs you and pulls you in, not to mention some surprises along the way. This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend the whole series.

If you are a fan of urban fantasy and/or paranormal romance, this book is for you.

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Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland – Review by Erin Wolf

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

I give Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland, 4 stars.

Elizabeth isn’t feeling too well after she’s had blood drawn at her doctor’s office. Feeling nauseated, she opens a door to what she thinks is the bathroom. Instead she finds the sexy doctor who just drew her blood and sees the unthinkable — he’s drinking her blood!!! Surely she is just hallucinating. This leads her learn that vampires are real. But can this sexy vampire fall for a woman like her? The answer appears to be yes, but the odds are against them that they will be able to make this relationship work. Can their feelings overcome all of the obstacles before them? What happens when danger comes knocking on their door?

This is a hot and steamy paranormal romance between a human and a vampire. To be honest, the beginning of the book shows the conflict with a human and a vampire being together. If you have read this genre before, you may have read similar. But the second half of this book is what really makes this story. There is plenty of action and things happening I can’t say I have read before. Without giving it away, the scientific side of things is spectacular. Alexander and Elizabeth are great characters — they both have their flaws and issues they bring into a relationship. This makes them relatable. The secondary characters are great too. We don’t see too much of them but my interest is piqued and I hope to read more about them in future books.

If you like your paranormal romance hot and steamy with some action thrown in, this book is for you.

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The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Erin Wolf

The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2)The Queen of Witches by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Queen of Witches (Wheel of Crowns Book 2) by Brandi Elledge, 4 stars.

Charlie is afraid she’s losing her mind. Weird things have been happening since she was young, but they have been escalating lately. Now on top it off, two hot strangers are in town vying for her attention. They both say they can explain what is going on with her and help her. But which one can she trust? And is there more to the story? She doesn’t realize just how much she will learn about a world she didn’t even know existed. What will she do when those she loves are threatened? Can she become what is expected of her?

This is the second book in the series. It can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading book one first because it is also so good. The characters are wonderful. They are real and funny, but serious when they have to be too. Charlie has a lot to learn quickly and she takes it on without complaint. The story is so enthralling. Once I started, I could not put the book down. Plus there were some twists thrown in that I did not see coming. This made it even better.

I highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

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The Werewolf Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 1) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Erin Wolf

The Werewolf Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 1)The Werewolf Queen by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Werewolf Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 1) by Brandi Elledge, 4 stars.

Sadie is a high school senior living in a community of witches. The only thing is, she’s a null — no powers at all. Then all of the sudden strangers show up in her town and weird things start happening. People are suddenly out to get her, telling her how powerful she really is. Crazy things start happening, a man who claims he is a werewolf is so hot he’s to die for, and she learns things are not really as it seems. Can she trust this good looking man? Can she help them? Is she really this powerful? Seems like her senior year won’t be as boring as it seems.

This is a young adult novel only because of the age of the characters. But thankfully, it does not include any of those whiny teenagers that tend to plague some YA books. Being that I am far from being a young adult anymore, this is a blessing to me. The characters are fun, real, and great. I hope to see more of them in future books. The story itself is very interesting and pulls you right in. There are twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat too.

Overall, I found this a very entertaining and exciting book to read and I highly recommend it.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Misfortune of Vision: Druid’s Brooch Series: #4 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

Orlagh has been the seer to her tribe for a long time. Battling with a king who refuses to follow thru on her visions is only one of her worries. She is an old woman and must find an heir to pass her magical brooch to. This begins her on a journey in which she explores many things, both good and bad. Will she find this heir? Or will her life end tragically? There are many obstacles she faces along the way and she is no longer the young woman she once was. But she has her visions, her wits, and her friends. Perhaps all will be fine….

This series is incredible and each book I read amazes me at the wonderful story the author weaves. Each book is incredibly different, yet they each tie into one another. Orlagh is such a wonderful lead character. A strong woman, she knows what she must do and does what has to be done. The secondary characters are also wonderful. I hope to see more of them in future books.

If you like a story of myth and magic expertly written, this book and series is for you.

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Love & Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Erin Wolf

Love & GhostsLove & Ghosts by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Love and Ghosts (Crescent City Ghost Tours) by Carrie Pulkinen, 5 stars.

Leading a pretty dull life lately, Emily takes her best friend up on a dare — to kiss a guy at the charity ball they are both attending. She finds the perfect masked stranger and decides to go for it. Besides, it’s not like she will ever see him again, right? Sean communicates with ghosts and runs a haunted tour company in the heart of New Orleans. When the gorgeous mystery women kisses him at the ball, he tries desperately to get more information from her. Will he ever see her again?
Fates seem to throw them together, but she does not believe in ghosts or want anything to do with them. But supernatural forces may think otherwise. Can Sean help Emily solve the puzzle as to what is going on? Can he get her to believe in what he does or are they destined to be alone?

I really enjoyed this book and it promises to be a great, exciting series. Sean was actually my favorite character in this book, mostly because he can communicate with ghosts. I would love to see more of him using his abilities in future books. All of the characters are great though — they feel very real. And the story itself is good too. It was unlike what I was expecting and that is a good thing. I like to be surprised by what I’m reading.

If you like your romance with suspense and a supernatural twist, this book is for you.

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