Carnival of Shadows (Black Water Magic Book 2) by Leslie Scott – Review by Erin Wolf

Carnival of Shadows (Black Water Magic #2)Carnival of Shadows by Leslie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Carnival of Shadows: A Teagan Blackwater Urban Fantasy Novel (Black Water Magic Book 2) by Leslie Scott, 5 stars.

I’m pretty sure this is the first book I have read by this author and I was blown away! Urban fantasy is my favorite genre, so the bar is set high for my expectations. I was in love immediately. Tegan is absolutely wonderful as a main character. She is just trying trying her best to take care of those she loves, and she does a spectacular job of it. The secondary characters are great too. They really solidify this great story and make it something even better.

Then there is the story. It grabs onto you immediately a does not let go. Full of action, suspense, heartache, romance and humor, this book has it all. The amount of different supernatural brings was refreshing too; I love variety. I have not read book one yet, but I plan on remedying that soon. Go read this book, you will love it!!!

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The Hunter’s Heart (Love After Earth Book 1) by Astrid Sharpe – Review by Erin Wolf

The Hunter's Heart (Love After Earth)The Hunter’s Heart by Astrid Sharpe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give The Hunter’s Heart (Love After Earth) by Astrid Sharpe, 5 stars.

I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would. The story was so interesting and different. When I read about the book, I wasn’t sure, but it intrigued me enough to try it. I was pulled in right away and could not put it down until I was finished. I like everything about this book. The characters are phenomenal. Poppy quickly became one of my favorite lead female characters. She never meant for this to happen and had no control over it. But she adapts quickly and learns just what she is truly made of. Zensah questions his role as leader but has a heart of gold. He just has to come to peace with himself and discover who he really is.

Then there is the story. The action starts right away and keeps happening throughout the entire book. But that is not all of this book. Along the way, there is romance, sorrow, and some humor as well. Of course, since this takes place on another planet with other creatures, there is plenty of science fiction, which is the main genre of this book. The author does such a great job on this new world, I imagined it perfectly and could see myself there.

If you are a fan of science fiction with romance and action in a wonderfully created new world with intriguing characters, this book is for you.

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Forbidden Wolf (The Shadow Chronicles Book 1) by CR Robertson – Review by Erin Wolf

Forbidden WolfForbidden Wolf by C.R. Robertson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Forbidden Wolf (The Shadow Chronicles Book 1) by C.R. Robertson, 5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book. The forbidden vampire/lycan romance has been done before, but this author puts such a fresh and interesting spin on it. Story pulled me in and kept reading until the end. Just when I thought the end was near, the author throws another curveball. I love that in my books. However, what really makes this book for me is the characters. I wasn’t sure how I felt about them at first, but as they grow and experience things, they develop into such great characters, multi-faceted and have their flaws too, but big hearts. The secondary characters are also wonderful and I hope to see more of them later in the series– both the good and bad guys.

If you enjoy paranormal adventure/romance books with great characters, this book is for you. It is the beginning of what promises to be a great series.

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WILD VAMP (JADED VAMP BOOK 2) by L.D. WOSAR – Review by Erin Wolf

Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2 by L.D. Wosar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Wild Vamp (Jaded Vamp Book 2) by L.D. Wosar, 4 stars.

This book was completely different than book one. The characters that are in both books have changed drastically and we are now 50 years in the future. The story has a lot of action that starts right away with twists and turns that keep you guessing the intentions of the characters and wondering what will happen next. It is set in multiple locations in a distopian landscape.

This urban fantasy/distopian novel is full of action, creatures of the night, and some hot scenes. To me, it is reminiscent of the Underworld movie franchise.

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Sleeping Angel (Soul Connection Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Erin Wolf

Sleeping Angel (Soul Connection Book 2)Sleeping Angel by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Sleeping Angel (Soul Connection Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett, 4 stars.

I started this book thinking it seemed predictable and I knew what was going to happen. I could not have been more wrong! The story is so original, there is no way you will guess what is going on. I was so intrigued about the concepts in this book of souls and such. I cannot elaborate more without possibly giving things away, but I will say that I stopped and thought twice in some sections. The characters are great, too. All of them really grow throughout this book, not just the main ones. Plus you will see some from book one if you read it as well as a whole new cast of characters.

This book has romance, tragic grief, and the paranormal tossed in to the mix. It is a very powerful story that I could not put down. I believe it can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend it.

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Blood Mug (Red Farlow Mysteries Book 4) by W.F. Ranew – Review by Erin Wolf

Blood Mug (Red Farlow Mysteries: #4)Blood Mug by W.F. Ranew
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Blood Mug: Red Farlow Mysteries: #4 by W.F. Ranew, 5 stars.

I have always enjoyed this series and was looking forward to Red’s next adventure. This book didn’t fail to disappoint. Adventure happens right away in the story and then for a little while gets slower. There is a good reason for this though — we are getting background and information on the players in this adventure. While it may seem like a lot, it fits in perfectly when you remember that Red is a private detective and used to be on the force. This is exactly how he goes about things.

Then there is the story itself. It is different from any I have read before and there are quite a few possible reasons for the murder and a whole slew of suspects. You are kept guessing until the end while Red travels back and forth trying get to the bottom of things.

As a modern private eye mystery, I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to those who enjoy this genre. In my opinion, you do not need to read the previous books first, but I do recommend it because they are all wonderful stories.

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THE DEVOTED FAN (21ST Century Courtesan Book 5) by Pamela DuMond writing as P. S. DuMond – Review by Erin Wolf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give THE DEVOTED FAN (21st Century Courtesan Book 5) by P.S. Dumond, 4 stars.

This is a great conclusion to an incredible series. Each book has shown the evolution of these characters and this one shows us just how far they have come. To me, this book is more about the suspense angle of things, but there is definitely romance going on too. For the most part, we know what is going on, but the characters don’t. This leads to wanting to shout at the characters and tell them, No! This adds to the suspense. But that is not all, here are some twists happening that even surprise the reader.

In my opinion, the previous books should be read first so you have an understanding of everything. If you are a fan of spicy romance with suspense, this book and series are for you.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Erin Wolf

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology, 5 stars.

This is such a great anthology. It has many different love stories, all centered around myths or legends. I thought they were all fantastic, and I hope there are some that are part of a series. I can’t really pick a favorite because I loved them all. I love how they take legends we know and give them a hearty twist while still keeping true to the original. These stories will stay with me — and that is the holy grail for authors. The twist on Hades — so unexpected and wonderful. The take on the lady in the lake — hauntingly beautiful and one that is not done nearly enough. And the last story in the book — what a fantastic way to end such an exciting anthology.

If you are a fan of romantic myths and legends with a twist, I highly recommend this anthology.

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THE HUSBAND (21ST Century Courtesan #4) by Pamela DuMond writing as P. S. DuMond – Review by Erin Wolf

HUSBAND (21st Century Courtesan Book 4)HUSBAND by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give THE HUSBAND (21st Century Courtesan Book 4) by P.S. Dumond, 4 stars.

This is a continuation to a captivating original story. Evie has really grown through this series and in this book, she really has to deal with a lot of pain and suffering. She manages this in her own way, while struggling to make sense of things. She is a fixer though and she tries to move on. But can she? This is a very emotional book, but there is more going on. Another client and another love (or two) throw more wrenches into this story.

I do recommend reading the previous books first, but they are all so good, you will be glad you did. If you like hot romance with some suspense thrown in, this book is for you.

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Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan – Review by Erin Wolf

Key West DeadKey West Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan, 5 stars.

I should know better by now. When I first started this book, I wasn’t sure if I was really in the mood for this genre. My genre moods change frequently and I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to read. Of course, I was wrong. I was yet again quickly pulled into the story and could not put it down. I love Jake and Cody and the adventures they get themselves into. There is plenty of action and suspense in this book and it does not take long for it all to start. There are some surprises in this story too, one of them got me in the beginning. After that, I was hooked.

I love being taken for a thrilling ride filled with suspense, some laughter, some love, and some loss. This book has it all. The characters you love most are back too, along with new ones you will want to see again. A fan of suspense thrillers (not gonna lie, a huge fan of Cody too), I highly recommend this book.

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