Master’s Rise: Book 1 (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie – Review by Laura Furuta

Master's Rise: Book One (Phoenix 1)Master’s Rise: Book One by L. Ann Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Master’s Rise: Book One (Phoenix Series)
By L. Ann Marie
5 out of 5 stars

The story Master’s Rise: Book One (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie is a book that I enjoyed reading. It pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. I just couldn’t put it down. I loved reading about the characters of Cort and Seren. Cort is a man that had been lied to. He now finds himself dealing with what has happened in the past and also with the present. He also finds himself with a deep attraction to Seren. Seren is an intelligent, strong, independent, and beautiful woman. She is often underestimated and those who try to mess with her learn how strong she really is. She also has an attraction to Cort. They have chemistry. What does the future hold for Cort and Seren? The past haunts Cort. Will he be able to bring the Brotherhood back together? Read this book to find out. Seren and Cort are characters that I found myself rooting for. This book does have some romantic moments that make the temperature in the room rise. There are many additional characters that are introduced that I enjoyed reading about. This is the first book in a series, and I believe that the author has done an amazing job with both the storyline and the characters. I can’t wait for the next book.

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Master’s Rise: Book 1 (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Master's Rise: Book One (Phoenix 1)Master’s Rise: Book One by L. Ann Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and I can’t wait to read more from her. This is one of my favorite types of books, MC and hot, steamy romance. I was pulled into this book from the very start and kept engaged until the end. This is a fast page turner that is well develped with characters that make the story feel realistic. Colt has lost faith in his MC Brothers but not anything else he was taught. Seren is about to find out the most important lessons he learned. I highly recommend their story.

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Master’s Rise: Book 1 (Phoenix Series) by L. Ann Marie

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Genre – Contemporary Romance

Page Count – 304 pages

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Badass is back with a vengeance and it always shines through. Brotherhood above all is shown in this first installment of the Phoenix Series set in New Mexico.

Being lied to had him losing faith in his Brothers but never his lessons. Cort shows them all what Brotherhood and Badass means. One of the first lessons he teaches is to Seren. Passion and intelligence come in many forms; beauty is only one of them.


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L. Ann has made amazing worlds, tackled the taboo subjects and made it easy to imagine living in a world where your protection comes from the vampires, shifters, freaky kids, military turned FBI and Bikers.

With readers writing about rereading the series over and over, she feels like she’s told her characters’ stories in a way that would make them proud.

Every book will make you laugh, every book will make you angry for the wrong that happens in the world. Every book will make you cry for the pain that a character feels. Every book gives you hope that we may just get it right yet.





Prospera Pass ( Phoenix Series Book #3) by Kimberly Packard – Review by Angela Hayes

5 Stars


Prospera Pass is the third and final book in the Phoenix Series by Kimberly Packard. This series has been quite an exhilarating ride from beginning to end. The three books contain a continuing storyline, so it is necessary to read all the books in sequence, to fully appreciate the story and characters.  This book/series is full of suspense, action, adventure, drama, danger, mystery, tension, twists, surprising developments, a Drug Lord, Cartels, revenge, murder, violence, romance, and sooo much more. I became addicted to the series back in book one, and through the three books Ms. Packard has kept me completely engrossed in what was happening- had me reading along trying to imagine where the storyline was going and what would happen next. I was kept guessing by the unpredictable tale, and was held in complete anticipation- right on the edge of my seat, the whole way through.

I admit that I had a lot of expectation for this book, I had so many questions that needed answers, and knowing this would be the finale I was anxious to find out what happens. I am happy to say that this book is every bit as good as the other two- Ms. Packard certainly delivered everything I was hoping for, and more. I zipped through the book in one sitting and loved it!!! I got to the end and didn’t want it to end, I wanted there to be more story- more about the next phase of the characters’ lives (see what I did there 😊  no spoilers from me, you will just have to read the book to find out who makes it through to the end). I hope that the blossoming romance between two of the secondary characters at the end of this book means that they may get their own story/book. Fingers crossed!!!

This is such a well thought out, intricately woven story full of inter-connected details that showcase just how brilliant a storyteller (and writer) Ms. Packard really is! The story is complex and multi-layered, which the author orchestrated masterfully. It had a great pace and a smooth flow. The story is told from several POV’s which added a lot of interest and gave the story more depth, drama, and intrigue.

I am sad that this series is now concluded, but my mind is whirling with the possibilities of what Ms. Packard will produce next. I really can’t wait to get my hands on her next book!

A fantastic read!!!!


Thank you, Ms. Packard!

Pardon Falls (Phoenix Series Book #2) by Kimberly Packard – Review by Angela Hayes

Pardon Falls (Phoenix Book 2)Pardon Falls by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Phoenix is the second book in the Phoenix series by Kimberly Packard. This is a brilliant suspense/mystery- which kept me guessing the whole way through. As it is a continuation of the story, it really should be read AFTER reading book one first. There is a lot of backstory, character information and other important facts laid out in the first book which I think are crucial to getting the most out of this read. This book picks up pretty much where Phoenix finished off, and we get to follow as Amanda heads off on the next stop/s of her adventure.
Aa we discovered in the first book, Amanda Martin had a life that most would have envied. That is until a phone call has her world spinning out of control and the life she’d worked so hard to create came crumbling down around her. She had been played, by her boyfriend and implicated in the misappropriation of millions of dollars. She ends up on the run before stopping to assess her situation in a small country town called Phoenix. She decides the town would make a great pit-stop in her journey. She soon finds a place to stay and a job at the local newspaper. Her job introduces her to the local police officer, David, and even though Amanda tries to keep her distance, their attraction wins out in the end. But danger isn’t far away, and Amanda finds herself in a few precarious situations while investigating a cold case for an article in the paper. Then there is the fact that the authorities are hot on her trail. As book one finishes, Amanda has had no choice but to flee once more- leaving David behind with the knowledge of who she really is and what she’d done.
In this book, Amanda is back on her mission to track down her ex-boyfriend, Josh, for his part in masterminding the whole fraud and for playing her as well. She hadn’t expected for it to take quite so long to locate him. She’s focused her search to Mexico and will have to be quite ingenious in the way she approaches her search, sneaking over the border and back, without being detected. But what happens when she runs into David who’s now working on Border Patrol? Will she be able to find Josh? What has Josh been doing all this time?
This story has so much going on, it really is a ride you won’t want to miss. Again there is danger and threats from various sources which will have you on the edge of your seat, reading along to discover what happens.
This is such a well thought out, intricately woven story full of inter-connected details that had me scrambling to figure it all out and find out what was going to happen next. The story is multi-layered with duel stories running simultaneously. The author orchestrated the whole thing brilliantly and I was completely engrossed by what I was reading. The story is told from several POV’s which gives the story so much more depth, drama, and interest.
I really can’t wait to dive into book 3- I am really hoping the author doesn’t make me wait too long before it’s released, and I can get my hands on it!
A fantastic addition to the series!

Thank you, Ms. Packard!


Reviewed by @angelahayes


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