Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Post #111


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

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I did a little better this week with blog visiting. Two days is a good start for me. :) While trying to do a few things at once, I'm dividing up time. I think I'm going to slow down on the photography thing. I don't have models or clients to take photos of, so that kind of makes it hard.

I picked up the monthly Audible program this month. I'm debating on if I want to keep it or not. Sounds like a great deal and I have been loving my audiobooks.

I do have a question with Audible monthly... Do you keep credits if you don't use it in the month it's given? Do they roll over month to month and collect?

Something I'm noticing this last week of blogs I follow....many of them have become inactive or slowed down like me. I'm curious if you have blogs in the Urban Fantasy and Fantasy world you follow that you enjoy. I'm looking for more blogs again. Maybe share one with me.

Do you remember when I did Mythical Monday? I would like to bring that back again. Do you know any authors that would like to do a post? I'm open to any and all.

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The Fit Booker:

Goal:  Workout in any form of exercise (or on Wii Fit) 2x's a week. (to feel better and hope to drop a few pants sizes)

How did I do last week... I didn't get on the treadmill at all.

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist
Editing work.


Current Audiobook:
Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new.


Finished Last Week: 
Books:
Not yet.



Audiobooks :
Witchbreaker by James Maxey
Rogue's Quest by Sarah K.L. Wilson



Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new yet.


DNFed:


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Last Week on the Blog:


Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)




Guest Posts:


Posts:

Around the Internet...



Reviews:
Origin of Magic by Linsey Hall

"In this book we start to see a spark of dragon connection. I feel as though we are leading to more with the three girls as well. They are all key in something more, which we know of but we get the feel as we are getting closer to that 'something', what they are fated to do. This makes me even more excited to continue with the last two books with Nix!"

Enemy by Magic by Linsey Hall

"Okay. Wow. We learn a lot here! I love it! We learn about dragons and their history. Then about FireSouls. And, this leads to our ladies and their connection to things. Nix's journey feels like it's one of the most important, maybe because of who she is or maybe because she's the last of the three to come into her powers."


Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



GIVEAWAYS:



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This Week to Come on the Blog:


I have two reviews scheduled for you this week.



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Received For the Last Week:
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For Review Consideration:




Audio Books Requested for Review:




Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:




Audio:
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
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Goodreads Synopsis:
IN SPACE EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOU SING

A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented-something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding.

Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix - part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Instead of competing in orbital combat, the powerful species that survived face off in a competition of song, dance, or whatever can be physically performed in an intergalactic talent show. The stakes are high for this new game, and everyone is forced to compete.

This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny - they must sing.

A one-hit-wonder band of human musicians, dancers and roadies from London - Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes - have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock.




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Nocturne for a Widow by Amanda DeWees
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Vivacious actress Sybil Ingram looks forward to a life of security when she leaves the theater to marry a wealthy American. But when he dies on their wedding night, she finds herself a penniless widow. Her only legacy is Brooke House, a Gothic revival manor in the wilds of the Hudson River Valley. However, the eerie mansion comes with two tenants. One is a hostile ghost. The second, and far worse, is former violinist Roderick Brooke--the most insolent, dangerous, maddeningly gorgeous man she's ever met.

As Sybil and Roderick engage in a battle of wills--and wits--she finds herself increasingly drawn to him despite her growing suspicion that there is a connection between him and the spirit that haunts Brooke House. But soon an even greater threat arises: the mysterious queen of local society, Mrs. Lavinia Dove. For reasons that Sybil can't imagine, Mrs. Dove is determined to have Brooke House and Roderick for herself... if necessary, by deadly means.

Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford
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Goodreads Synopsis:
My blood is toxic to vampires . . .

If there's one thing I want, it's go get off this iceberg. I'm thinking college on the east coast. ANYWHERE besides Alaska. 

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents jump in and save my life in exchange for my services as a vampire hunter. Did they just say vampires? Yep. And they're not the kind that sparkle. They're rabid, disgusting, rude . . . and way too suave. Those are the ones I really have to watch out for.

A knife isn't my only weapon. My rare blood type sends vampires into temporary paralysis right before I have to finish the job by hand. Basically I'm a glorified chew toy.

Now I'm stuck with an overzealous partner, a group of suck junkies, and a maddening attraction to Mr. Joe Cool, dresses all in black, Fane Donado. I don't know if I want to punch him or kiss him, but clearly he's keeping secrets of his own.
 
The old Aurora is gone forever. Destroyed in the wreckage. I don’t know who I am anymore, only that I suddenly have intense cravings and a V.I.P. pass into Alaska’s underworld. 

If vampires found out who I worked for it would be lights out forever. In the meantime, I have some undead ass to kick so long as it doesn't kick mine first.


The City of Wizards by George Mazurek
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Goodreads Synopsis:
When a young boy Syrdan arrives to a mythical city of Averot’h, everything seems perfect. Both humans and wizards live here in peace and harmony, four Spires shine brightly high in the skies, wizards cruise the air on their tephirs and an Arena, a place of a magic tournament, is just amazing…

But within the City of Mages, something is badly wrong. What was meant to be a brief trip turns into a battle to save his brother, his new love and his own life from the most powerful of mages…

An entertaining young adult novella from a unique fantasy world is just the first book of the Averot’h saga.



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Reviews to Come:

Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
Spark by Starla Huchton
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
Danger's Halo by Amanda Carlson
The Books and Braun Dossier by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
Solomon Key by David Wood
Forged in Magic by Linsey Hall
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
Storm Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow
Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
She Dreams of Fire by M.K. Gibson
Wild Hawk by Justine Davis
Witchbreaker by James Maxey

Rogue's Quest by Sarah K.L. Wilson

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Audio Book Review: Enemy of Magic

Enemy of Magic

By:  Linsey Hall

Publish Date:  August 21, 2017, Audiobook Release October 13, 2017

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 20 mins
Narrated By:  Laurel Schroeder

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  4th in The Dragon's Gift: The Protector series; 1st Book ~ Fugitive of Magic, 2nd Book ~ Trial by Magic, 3rd Book ~ Origin of Magic

Impression:  FireSouls, Dragons, the deifiur...all are something more and connected and it starts to come out in Nix's story.

Synopsis:
There’s a monster on the loose, and only I can stop him.

My enemy Drakon is on the hunt for dragons, and I’m on the hunt for him. Problem is, he’s a step ahead of me every time. Worse, I’m a pawn in chess game only he understands.

When Drakon puts my hometown under a horrifying freezing spell, I get the first terrifying clue to his plan. My family is trapped, slowly wasting away. I must break the spell before it’s too late, but the task might kill me.

Though I’ve got my friends at my back, I’m the only one who can stop Drakon. And I'm not sure my magic is strong enough to do the job.

Enemy of Magic is a fast-paced fantasy mystery with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

First Sentence:
Magic flowed around me as I stood at a table in my trove, pruning a desert rose.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Laurel continues to voice Nix and the crew with talent. As the series goes, we get the feel of tough spots and out of breath moments the characters experience from Laurel as she voices them. I love when we get these with narrations as it feels true to the story and moment we are in.

This book is the next steps in Nix's journey to stop Drakon.

Okay. Wow. We learn a lot here! I love it! We learn about dragons and their history. Then about FireSouls. And, this leads to our ladies and their connection to things. Nix's journey feels like it's one of the most important, maybe because of who she is or maybe because she's the last of the three to come into her powers. But this is the series that feels to highlight all three of the ladies along with what they are.

We get to see Del and Cass at Nix's side as she fights the evil that's after them all. I enjoy seeing the girls together. We've gotten Cass and Del's stories as they came into their places, they help Nix as she comes to her fate.

There is connection to the FireSoul friends they have along with Nix's home realm. This book feels so well written with pulling all the ends together along with Nix learning about herself and growing in power and confidence.

Ares. Good gravy. Each girl has meet and coupled up with dream worthy men, Ares is no different. I love how the men give the woman the space they need until the lady is ready to go to the next step. None of the men want to take advantage of the ladies, but all know the men are interested. Ares does the same with Nix. And when Nix is ready, they take their relationship to the next level. It's not written out in detail, but you know what happens.



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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Audio Book Review: Origin of Magic

Origin of Magic

By:  Linsey Hall

Publish Date:  July 26, 2017, Audiobook Release September 1, 2017

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 28 mins
Narrated By:  Laurel Schroeder

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  2nd in The Dragon's Gift: The Protector series; 1st Book ~ Fugitive of Magic, 2nd Book ~ Trial by Magic

Impression:  The Triumphant, dragons, and her life are connected.

Synopsis:
I thought I knew the world of magic. I knew nothing.

By the skin of my teeth, I passed the Vampire Court trials. I’m officially an ally, with the seductive vampire Ares on my side. Everything should be good, except that there’s a magical mob boss on the hunt for dragons. Problem is: dragons are supposed to be dead. So what does he know that I don’t?

It’s a race against the clock to save the dragons. But things get dangerous when the mob boss starts hunting me. What was a straightforward mission becomes a tangled web of intrigue and danger. I can only get out alive if I embrace my strange new magic--along with the help of Ares and my friends.

Origin of Magic is a fast-paced urban fantasy thriller with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

First Sentence:
The streets of Magic's Bend were eerily quiet as I turned toward Darklane, the part of town where the black magic practitioners lived.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Laurel continues to share how talented she is and how she can bring new feeling to new characters in the book. Laurel has done a great job at voicing accents and personalities for the characters. We even cross a few ghosts and the feel of the creepy described is in Laurel's voice. Great addition to the world.

I got into listening to Nix's story and forgot to type up notes about it. That's a great thing!!

Nix learns about her parents and where her magic comes from. Her magic is tied to her fate and what she's destined to do in the Triumphant. The history passed down through her mothers family. I love where Nix's magic came from. It makes sense and feels true to her.

The connection to Nix's past and her current situation with the Mob Boss is connected in a way with the vase she has. Nix continues on to find what she needs to ultimately find the Mob Boss (who gets a real name) and defeat his evil.

Nix doesn't have the strong fighting powers Cass and Del have, but her powers are growing insanely stronger each day. Plus, Nix jumps into danger ready to conjure what she needs to defeat the evil she faces. Nix feels to be braver than the others because of her power being what it is. She can use it to fight, but it's not like throwing fireballs. Nix conjures what she needs along with destroying what she can, but doing this drains her powers so she has to be careful. But the new power growing in her is something interesting. It's life. No, she's not pregnant. It's her connection to plants that grows stronger.

Nix's story is about her, but I get a sense it's more too. Nix learns about herself, past and powers, but she's also learning what's in store for her deifiur. This makes the story feel deeper for me. I love that there feels to be two fold in the story line.

I am enjoying how Linsey's writing in this world has grown. I don't feel as though she has to give me a complete recap of the previous stories in the beginning of the book. And how she's showing the character through her actions and reactions. I'm really enjoying the writing here.

In this book we start to see a spark of dragon connection. I feel as though we are leading to more with the three girls as well. They are all key in something more, which we know of but we get the feel as we are getting closer to that 'something', what they are fated to do. This makes me even more excited to continue with the last two books with Nix!



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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Post #110


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

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Here's to a new week.

I've found I start the week off great, then it all falls apart as the week goes. I have to come up with a plan to finish the week strong. I've picked up a hard copy calendar to help me with my time management. I'm determined to get it all under control this year. I've jumped back in and scheduled a bunch of reviews, which were mostly done just needed touched up. So, I'll give it another go this week.

Something that irritated me this week -- We are looking to get a new server at work. One of the computer tech guys that came told us that Word/Excel is going to not be free in the future. That the company is working toward us purchasing it with a monthly charge. My brain got stuck on this. It burned me on the inside. So now we have to pay for having documents. I remember when internet was free. Yes, it was slow on the dial up, but it was free. Now it's getting more and more expensive with the tv and phone. Gah. Sorry. I didn't mean to go there.

So, tell me, what awesome did you do, see, come across this past week?

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The Fit Booker:

Goal:  Workout in any form of exercise (or on Wii Fit) 2x's a week. (to feel better and hope to drop a few pants sizes)

How did I do last week... I got two days on the treadmill, 30 mins each. It's a start!

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist
Editing work.


Current Audiobook:
Witchbreaker by James Maxey

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new.


Finished Last Week: 
Books:
Not yet.



Audiobooks :
Wild Hawk by Justine Davis



Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing new yet.


DNFed:


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Last Week on the Blog:


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Guest Posts:


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Reviews:
Fugitive of Magic by Linsey Hall

"I do enjoy the gradual attraction between the characters in the stories. They are a slow growth so the characters get to know each other and grow a trust. And they get to decide if they like each other or not. These are important things in a relationship."

Trial by Magic by Linsey Hall

"The trials. Aaah. These are hard for Ares to watch and a struggle for Nix to see Ares stand off to the side like he doesn't care. But he has to. And Nix shines in her true personality that we already know about her. Nix is a formidable fighter and friend. Nix is loyal to a fault. She meets a few goddesses along the way as well, one becomes like a friend too. The goddesses in the Vampire Realm have interesting information to share about Nix, but it's still not as detailed as wanted. But it gives us hints as to what could be coming for Nix and others."



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This Week to Come on the Blog:


I have two reviews scheduled for you this week.



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Received For the Last Week:
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For Review Consideration:




Audio Books Requested for Review:
Crystalline Space by A.K. DuBoff
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A Space Fantasy Sci-Fi Adventure

"Do-overs" are possible.
The crystalline network allows reality to be reset to past moments in time…

After a routine reset on her homeworld, Elle Hartmut instead awakens on a spaceship. Her body is different, she has new magical abilities, and she’s told that the fate of known civilization is in her hands.

An alien Darkness is corrupting entire worlds.
Elle and a team of magically enhanced companions embark on an interstellar quest to seal the Master Archive—the only hope of restoring the infected planets.

Ancient relics may hold the key to salvation.
With only vague clues to guide them, Elle and her new friends must gather legendary artifacts to protect the Archive. But if they can’t unravel the ancient secrets in time, their worlds and loved ones will be lost in shadow forever.

Crystalline Space offers a fun blend of sci-fi and fantasy adventure with a sleek high-tech skin on traditional magic, perfect for fans of Final FantasyKingdom Hearts, and Xenosaga. Begin reading the complete Dark Stars trilogy today and be transported to a universe where second chances are real. Start?

Dragon Chameleon: Rogue's Quest by Sarah K. L. Wilson
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Goodreads Synopsis:
It takes a special kind of magic to hide in plain sight. 

I've been hiding all my life but now I'm doing it for my country. 
My partner in crime? A chameleon dragon who takes things waytoo seriously. 
They keep telling me that the world hangs in the balance, but I try not to take things like explosions, spies, and illicit magic too seriously. 
After all, I get to ride a dragon! That is ... when she lets me. 

DRAGON CHAMELEON: ROGUE'S QUEST is episode one of a brand new series set in the world of DRAGON SCHOOL. 
Expect a new episode every second Wednesday.

Angels and the Bad Man by M. K. Gibson
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Immediately after escaping Flotsam Prison, Salem finds himself in the middle of nowhere with the mad giant Chael and the teenage stowaway TJ. Salem’s mission is simple: find the Tears of God in seven days, or else his land, and the people residing there, will either be sold to demonic lord or face death. The only things in his way are demonic Abominations, shape-shifting bison, murderous men, and the last remnant of an angelic choir. Salem pits everything he has, and everything he is, to hold on to hope and save his people. 

No pressure. 

While Salem risks his life, Vali and Father Grimm risk theirs. Father Grimm’s investigation into his old apprentice Rasputin leads him into a trap and into the heart of the last remaining Faerie land. Forced to survive the Wild Hunt, Grimm fights to stay alive while clinging to his last remaining connection to humanity. Meanwhile, after the kidnapped children of L√∂ngutangar are returned, the assassin god Vali makes it his personal mission to strike back against their enemies. The god collects his past sins and sets his deadly sights on Flotsam Prison. 

Angels and the Bad Man is a work of adventure and pain, sadness and perseverance, redemption and hope. 

Storm & Fury by Gail Z. Martin
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Goodreads Synopsis:
New Pittsburgh, 1898 – a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the night… those odd cases that go beyond ‘standard’ investigation. Nicknamed ‘Storm and Fury’, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and obeying the rules – when they have to. 

A collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of the Iron & Blood novels and the related Storm and Fury Adventures. 

Includes: Airship Down, Ruin Creek, Resurrection Day, The Hunt, Grave Voices, and Rogue. Plus two bonus stories: Ghost Wolf and a Steampunk fairy tale: The Patented Troll 

The Terra Gambit by Terry Mixon
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Sent on a mission critical to the survival of the New Terran Empire, Jared Mertz must travel deep into the AI-dominated Rebel Empire on an operation of deception. 

Only there are games afoot that no one could foresee and players at the table that no one could expect. The stakes couldn't be higher. 

When unexpected enemies deal themselves in, Jared must bet everything on a single hand. Bluffing might get him killed but folding isn't an option. 

If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab “The Terra Gambit” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!



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Silent Order: Iron Hand by Jonathan Moeller
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The galaxy is at war, but wars are won and lost in the shadows. 

To the galaxy at large, Jack March is a privateer of the interstellar Kingdom of Calaskar and a former Iron Hand commando of the malevolent Final Consciousness. In truth, he is an alpha operative of the Silent Order, the most efficient and feared intelligence organization in human space. When there is a crisis, Jack March is the man to call. 

But there are many forces that wish to enslave or destroy humanity. 

And when a mission leads March to a lawless asteroid space station, he might be the only one left to stop those forces...

The Undead Detective by Jennifer Hilt
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Paranormal reunions are murder.

As a vampire detective, my needs are simple. I like my human PA, our spoiled Shih Tzu and solving crimes. Sure I’m set in my ways but that’s not surprising after being undead for two centuries.

A reunion at the Colorado mansion of my former employer isn’t my first choice for leaving LA but I promised my PA a white Christmas. Besides professional curiosity has me wondering how my former colleagues are faring.

But when our host is murdered I discover no fae, nymph, shifter, witch or demon is above suspicion. And the murderer isn’t done yet.

Luckily I have a talent for solving crimes, a taste for blood and a knack at wanting the forbidden.
 

Christmas Kisses: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance Anthology
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A shifter’s mate is in the stars… but sometimes that rugged alpha hero or sassy heroine is waiting under the mistletoe for his or her one true love.
Christmas Kisses is a boxed set of ALL NEW short stories set in Zodiac Shifters, a collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Our world features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors.
Warning: Christmas Kisses is all about the sexy Zodiac Shifters who made Santa's Naughty List this holiday season. And it's our gift to you... because we're soooo nice!

Under the Mistletoe by Amy Lee Burgess
Through the Blizzard by Dominique Eastwick
What a Scottish Shifter Wants by Jennifer Hilt
Blizzard Bound by Rosalie Redd
All I want for Christmas by Bethany Shaw
A Very Foxy Christmas by Melissa Snark
 

Into the Outside by Lynda Engler
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Into the Outside is a thought provoking YA post-apocalyptic science fiction romance, set in a world that projects vivid imagery and conveys powerful emotions that draws the reader in and rivets his attention. Fifty years ago the Earth died. The Earth is now a fertile but dangerous jungle world. Wildlife has prospered although often in oddly altered forms. Survivors live in underground shelters waiting generations for the environment to become safe enough to emerge. Above ground, the radiation and poison has mutated the few humans that are left, but they do their best to survive for the 20 to 22 years they might live before the toxic planet or disease kills them. 16-year-old Isabella has grown up believing mutants are sub-human, stupid and would eat every shelter person if they had the chance, until she spies a wandering mutant tribe through the glass bottom swimming pool that is her shelter’s only light source. Isabella is fascinated by them, but it’s their 17-year-old leader, Malcolm, who truly captivates her – ebony skin, straw-colored hair, rippling muscles, four fingers on one hand and six on the other. Night after night she sneaks out of her shelter to watch the tribe, dressed in her grandfather’s chemical/radiation suit. When Malcolm discovers her, they are wary of each other at first but eventually become friends and then lovers. Isabella finally leaves the safety of her shelter to follow Malcolm into the perilous Outside. Isabella knows the government plans to exterminate the mutants once it is safe for the shelter-folk to come Outside, and she expects radiation and disease, but no one in the tribe is prepared for cannibals! Isabella’s family mourns for their lost daughter, knowing that she will die Outside, but Grandfather refuses to search for her. Even if they found her, he knows that she will not return without the mutants, and he will not allow them into the shelter. But everything changes when her brother, Luke, learns of Colonel Ericssen’s deadly plan for the mutants. Luke defies their grandfather and leaves the shelter to track down Isabella and warn her of the threat she knows nothing about. But he is no more prepared for the dangers Outside than she is. Hunted and finally captured by the military, Luke must escape their grasp, find Isabella, and save her life. Battling the cannibal Eaters, taking on orphan children and trying to convince mutant tribes about the dangers they must prepare for makes Isabella question her decision to leave her shelter. She dreamed of making a difference in the lives of those Outside, but now she isn’t certain has the courage and strength do it.



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Reviews to Come:

Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
Spark by Starla Huchton
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
Danger's Halo by Amanda Carlson
The Books and Braun Dossier by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
Solomon Key by David Wood
Origin of Magic by Linsey Hall
Enemy of Magic by Linsey Hall
Forged in Magic by Linsey Hall
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
Storm Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow
Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
She Dreams of Fire by M.K. Gibson
Wild Hawk by Justine Davis