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Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

Age of Saints (Druid's Brooch #7)Age of Saints by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Age of Saints is the seventh book in the Druid’s Brooch series.

Yet another wonderfully woven tale full of magic. The story makes you feel as if you are there living it. The characters are intriguing and make you feel as if you know them right away. I love the closeness of Conall and his sister, how they lean on each other to make it through trying times. Ammatan is an interesting and colorful character, many facets to him. There are a couple of parts of this story that could go over into another book.

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Naomi McDonald

Yearning Young (Burning Britely #2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young is the second book in the Burning Britely series. You really need to read the first book in order to understand the history of the characters. Yearning Young wraps things up so the story could end here, but I seriously hope there is another one because there could definitely be more.

OMG! I know in my review of the first book I said I wanted to know what happens in their future, but I was not expecting this book. When I read the synopsis, part of me wanted to walk away from reading this story because there were so many ways it could have gone and I wanted to maintain my illusion from the ending of the first book. (If there is another book, I’m just going to get it and not even read the synopsis, lol). But I had to satisfy my curiosity so I spent my day thoroughly lost in the world of Jeff and Braeden. I laughed. I cried. Basically, I had all the feels in a very short period of time. This book tore my heart to pieces and then put it back together. So, so good!!!!

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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

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

Misfortune of Song is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch series. It can be read as a standalone.

The author has done a superb job of weaving an enchanting story. The characters come alive on the pages and the plot sucks you in. I loved the strength and sassiness of the main character, Orlagh, even though she does show her youth by making some rash decisions. There are many twists and turns to the story and everything may not be as it seems.

Misfortune of Song is a great tale of young love, heartbreak, betrayal, magic, and adventure.

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjuring by Maria F. DeBlassie – Review by Naomi McDonald

Everyday EnchantmentsEveryday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments is a collection of essays that remind the reader how to experience connection to life in everyday moments. I love the way the author has woven the words in this book, definitely a lot of magic in there! A few of my favorite essays from the book are: On Synchronicity, On Dreaming Deeply, Descending into the Underworld, and A Conversation with Coyote. This would make a great daily devotional type of book. My first reading of this book was on the Kindle, but I am definitely going to get a hard copy!!!!!

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Blade’s Edge (Satan’s Devils MC #10) by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

Blade's Edge (Satan's Devils MC #10)Blade’s Edge by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blade’s Edge is the tenth book in the Satan’s Devils MC series. It can be read as a standalone as Tash and Blade’s story is completed. The epilogue does provide a lead in to a story involving another character. If you want more background info on other characters mentioned in the story, read the previous books in the series. Although, I would recommend that anyway because this series is freaking awesome!

Once again, I have been taken in by this author. Her stories are captivating and this one is no exception. The characters come to life on the page (or Kindle screen in this case) and the story engages a wide array of emotions.
I love the strength of Tash’s character and how it is the perfect match to challenge Blade’s beliefs about life and about women.

One of the things I appreciate about this series as a whole is that the real-life issues the characters experience is well researched and thought out. That is part of what sets this series apart from other MC related books.

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There Be Demons (Andor Demon Wars, #1) by M.K. Theodoratus – Review by Naomi McDonald

There Be DemonsThere Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There Be Demons is the first book in the Andor Demon Wars series. It can be read as a standalone.

I have to say this book was challenging to get into at first. The first third of the book felt like it was dragging on. I’d definitely say it is a slow burn story. However, once you get toward the middle, it starts to pick up. I will also say that I really did not like the main character at first. Britt comes across as a petulant brat. Although, to be fair, teens are full of angst, especially when their world feels out of control. Overall, I’d say it was an interesting read. The characters have a lot of dimension and the premise of the story is intriguing.

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Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy, #8) by Jen Talty – Review by Naomi McDonald

Trouble's Wedding CaperTrouble’s Wedding Caper by Jen Talty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trouble’s Wedding Caper is the eighth book in the Familiar Legacy series. It can be read as a standalone.

This was my first time reading a book by this author. Cozy mysteries are not my usual read, but I had a great experience with this one. The cat’s perspective is amusing and the human characters are really well written. Overall it was a fun read and I’d suggest this book to people who are looking for a fairly clean romance with their mystery. And also, mystery solving cat…I think that speaks for itself, lol.

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Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Naomi McDonald

Caught in Make-Believe (The Caught Series Book 3)Caught in Make-Believe by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caught in Make Believe is the third book in the Caught series. It can be read as a standalone. If you want to get more background info on some of the characters mentioned, to bring things together for you a bit more, I recommend reading the first two books.

I really fell in love with this book. I think it actually might be my favorite out of the three that I’ve read. I loved the complexity of Jace’s character and the resilience of Sam’s character. The overall story line was well done. A little romance, a little suspense, a little mystery, a little adventure…makes for a great getaway from reality. I was so into it that I finished it in a day!

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated, #3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Naomi McDonald

Rules of EngagementRules of Engagement by Mika Jolie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement is the third Platonically Complicated book. It can be read as a standalone.

I really liked the way the interactions between the main characters played out. It was well written and even though the story took its time, it kept you reading. I liked Katherine’s character a lot. She’s intelligent, witty, and extremely frank. I also loved the narration from Lucas’s point of view. It was engaging and humorous in many places.

Stellar reading experience!

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CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Naomi McDonald

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claimed is the third book in the Torzial Affair series. This book does not end in a cliffhanger, but there are a couple of openings in the way the story is written for other characters to have their own stories. In order for this book to make complete sense, you need to read the two previous books. After getting through all three books, I’d say reading them back-to-back would probably be the best reading experience.

I like Brian better in this book than in the last one. Sasha story line *shakes head* did not see that coming, which is saying something because I can usually spot how a book is going to play out.

While the individual books had their bumpy reading moments for me, as a series it is pretty well done.

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