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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Amber Howard

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. This was a well written work of fiction. I enjoyed the Norse mythology touch. Most of what I know does come from the avengers but mythology has always been an interest of mine. This story was full of action, romance, and a bit of comedy. The easy banter between Raine and Will was magical before they realized their feelings for one another. Will had such an open mind from the moment they met. This story was such an easy to get lost into book. I highly recommend it.

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Shea Gilkerson 11/30/22

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chase is a CEO who is used to getting what he wants – and even more so as a man connected to a powerful crime family. Once he sees Katarina, he sets his sights on having her, and his desire grows as he realizes who her father is.

Katarina is living her best life and focused on crushing her goals. Relationships are not currently on her list of those, and so she isn’t interested in Chase, even if she does feel sparks flying. However Chase is an assertive man. Now that he is aware of her connections to his dark world, protecting her becomes the goal he focuses on.

Although wildly attracted to one another, Chase struggles to maintain control and Katarina struggles to avoid becoming entangled with him too deeply. There are sweet moments of flirting and emails, passionate romantic scenes, plenty of mystery and suspense. Enjoyed watching the relationship grow.

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Ashley Sugar

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kate and chase have sparks flying from the very first interaction. The connection, the spark, the lust…it’s so intense! Kate doesn’t realize who Chase really is until later, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting him. He’s her boss at work but he’s also her boss when it comes to the bedroom 😉 Kate is inexperienced but that doesn’t stop her. She wants to learn and play and Chase is down to teach her everything sexual. The spice in this book is mouth watering! I can’t get enough of it. I love a romance book with awesome smutty scenes, but it also has to have a great story with it. I need that connection between the characters to really FEEL, and that’s what I got. Chase is also insanely sweet and you can tell how deeply he feels for Kate. He takes care of her in every single way. He notices the small things and that’s what gets Kate’s head spinning and heart thumping. She was doubting herself having a relationship with someone she works FOR, but she can’t stop what she’s feeling..and Chase reassures her everything will be okay. Chase has her interests in mind and he’s her protector. Simply perfect. Kate thinks his security is a bit overbearing but that’s just his way of showing he wants her to be safe, always. I LOOOOOOVE the characters, I love the plot, I just loved this book so much!!! I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. Highly recommend!

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Ashley Lape

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Katarina is too focused on her career and has no time for a romantic life, even one that ignites her darkest desires. With a dreamy romantic location for her next work retreat, she might find herself not in control of her own destiny. Katarina is faced with saving a man’s life and a hot man who steps in to help her. Chase walks into the bar to hear the commotion of someone giving a man CPR. He goes to offer his help when he finds an attractive woman who is performing CPR. Chase and Katarina become pretty inseparable but Chase happens to be the CEO of the big company that will be working with Katarina on the new project. Katarina has no clue how much her falling in love with Chase will really change her life.
This is the first book I have read by this author but it won’t be the last book. I can’t wait to continue reading this series.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Rebeca Elliott Figueiras

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has a unique twist on Greek Mythology and lovable characters which combined is just magic.
It’s been a long time since there was a book which I honestly couldn’t put down, reading well into the early hours to finish.
I was initially interested by the criminal investigation and inter-agency elements but was captured by the supernatural.

I loved both main characters, Will and Raine, and enjoyed experiencing their investigative journey and their relationship progression. But even how they evolved as individuals was portrayed very well and I was emotionally invested from the start.

There were time reading that I was unable to contain my joy, grinning like an idiot and others that I wanted to slap them both on the back of the head Agent Gibbs style in loving frustration.

I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released and get immersed all over again.
This quickly became one of my favourites and I’m so happy I chose this book. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.

I could rave about this book for hours, but don’t want to give anything away. If you like criminal investigation, paranormal and/or romances, I thoroughly recommend you read this book!

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Michelle Troyer

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Kate is in Aruba at a work conference. She went a little early over the weekend so that she could have everything ready to present come Monday morning. She is in the lounge having a drink relaxing when all of a sudden she needs to perform CPR on someone. A gentleman stranger arrives and takes over the CPR as he sees her getting tired. Once paramedics arrive and the situation is under control, the gentleman, Chase, invites Kate to join him for supper. Chase does not admit who he is to Kate over the weekend events that they share together. When Monday morning comes and she gets to the conference and Chase walks in and presents himself as the CEO of the company she is working for, she freaks out. She has always steered clear of dating anyone she works with, especially her boss. This is a hot, steamy, easy-to-read book, and I highly recommend it!

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Donya Pedigo

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What do you get when you mix a handsome FBI agent, a sexy as sin Valkyrie, steaming chemistry, murder, and action? That’s right, you get this first book in The Shadow Guardians Series by CB Samet. Oh and I didn’t even mention the Norse Mythology that is mixed into everyday life, mingling so well that you learn without getting pulled out of the story. As a fan of Mythology, I loved how it was written into the book in a way that was easy to understand. I also loved how this book just started right off with action pretty much from the get go, introducing us to the two main characters in the first couple of pages.
Raine and Will are literally thrown together as partners soon after she mysteriously shows up and saves his life. Their undeniable attraction is there from the beginning, but they both have bigger things to worry about, namely the serial killer they are tracking.
I can’t wait to find out what happens in book 2 as I’m now invested in this world and these characters.

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The Coin Audiobook by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

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The Coin Audiobook by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Listening Length – 14 hours 6 minutes
Narrated by: Michael S Ables
Cover Designer – Scott Carpenter
When Gabriela Martinez finds a mysterious coin in the French Riviera, she is thrust into a struggle between governments, terrorists, and madmen, all seeking knowledge she doesn’t know she has. Richard Harrison, the intelligence officer assigned to protect her, has all he can do to keep her alive. But, as the psychological games to terrorize Gabriela escalate beyond his control, Richard must find a solution, if not, it may be too late for them both. Set in the exotic French Riviera, The Coin is a story of hatred, betrayal, love and duty—of terrible and painful choices that, nonetheless, bring about personal triumph.

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Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is an award-winning author with a unique point of view: to give her readers and fans thrills and kills, with a twist. Her characters are placed in danger in ingenuous ways while, at the same time, her novels are set in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a Cuban exile and global traveler.

The author’s writing career began circa age thirteen with a very juvenile science fiction short story; but the writing bug hit, and she has been writing, in one capacity or another, ever since. She has worked as a professional dancer, singer, journalist, and literature teacher in both the university and middle school levels (and not necessarily in that order) and holds a Masters in English literature. All her novels have received different accolades, including gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as honorary mentions from respected book award institutions.

Ms. Alonso-Sierra is currently writing full-time and loves to hear from her fans and readers. When not writing, she roams around to discover new places to set her novels.

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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet – Review by Anna Hirsch

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet
4 Stars

Raine Down is a fantasy novel steeped in Norse mythology. It is full of action, an ancient evil and sizzling chemistry between the two main characters. This is my preferred genre to read and with my love of mythology, I thought this book was fantastic. The cover drew me in and the well written story kept me intrigued.

Both Raine and Will are used to working alone. They are thrown together since they are hunting the same killer. Is it their respective agencies or fate that threw them in each others paths? I tend to think it’s fate. Raine is independent and self reliant. She is strong but still gets her butt kicked. Will is smart, self assured with great intuition. Together they make a great team, work wise and personal. The chemistry between the two thickened throughout the story until finally they took hesitant steps to get together.

This is a new author for me and I enjoyed her writing. I will definitely be looking for other books written by her. The only thing that I didn’t like about this book, is now I have to wait until February to read the next one!

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by CB Samet – Review by Megan Watson

Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians, #1)Raine Down by C.B. Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In a post Ragnorok world where Midgard is the only realm of the original nine left, Raine Thoren is a Shadow Guardian that has the ability to fight demons and evil bloodlines. Her mission gets even more complicated when she runs into an FBI agent while trying to apprehend her biggest bad guy yet.
FBI agent, Will Decker is a man who works better alone and has keen and sometimes eerie instincts. Everything he knows is put to question when a young woman saves his life and is then partnered with him shortly after. Will and Raine will need to trust each other in order to work together and their perpetrator is a cunning and otherworldly kind of evil.
I loved this modern take on Norse mythology. The slow burn attraction was fire and oh so satisfying! It’s not a cliff hanger ending and yet I’m screaming for the next book already.

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