Review of Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson – A YA Paranormal Romance


Hope’s Decree Book one in the Fated Series
By Angela McPherson
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Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: August 13, 2013
Untold Press http://www.untoldpress.com
ASIN: B00EJ1O05M
ISBN-10: 0615885144
ISBN-13: 978-0615885148
Price:
eBook: 3.99
Print: 12.99

This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

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Blurb:
When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

Author Bio: Angela McPherson
Born and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor’s office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee——who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all——especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to.

Website: http://angelamcphersonblog.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YAAuthorAngelaMcPherson
Twitter: @abt3mcpherson
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7074174.Angela_McPherson

My Thoughts:
This book starts intriguing almost immediately with the angst all teenagers feel. With every turn of the page you experience high school life with our Heroine Trinity. Young love and of course the boys who deny the feeling, brings a wonderful reality to this paranormal tale. From the antics of her friends, to the bullies and the rogues that plague her, Trinity has an inner strength that almost glows off the pages.

A favorite part of mine is from a conversation between Trinity and Blain:
“Don’t be scared, grasshopper.”
“Blain, I’m not scared.” I listened to the empty hallway, knowing there was no longer anyone out there. “The hallway is empty. I can’t pull in emotions from thin air.” His eyes changed from clear to stormy. He took a small step closer, shortening the distance between us even more.

I loved this book and read it twice before I wrote this review. There are so many twists and turns it is impossible to guess the outcome. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Five contented PURRS for this book and your editors.

Coming April 10th


This is a Charity Hockey Romance Anthology containing eight Novellas. The Proceeds go to Hockey Fights Cancer!

Includes authors:
Bianca Sommerland
Toni Mothereffin
Jami Davenport
And Others Including of course, Cindy Racette (writing as Cindy Carr) Our Lovely Hostesses’ Mother who co- wrote her story!

Watch for this and my reviews!!!

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Review of Caught an Adult BDSM Novel By Cassandra Carr


I purchased this book as part of  a Bundle – Bring On the Heat – This review is unsolicited and my opinion.

Published by C-Squared Publishing re-released as a standalone 2/24/2014

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra’s books have won numerous “Best Book Of” awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.
Website http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr, Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr, email AuthorCassandraCarr AT gmail.com.

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I loved this book! Once again Cassandra has proven that hot can only get hotter.

Callie returns to her home town after an absence of three years. The first event she goes to is a party of college friends. There she runs into Jack the Dom she ran from all those years before. Immediately she knew the heat between them was still there and started to run again. Before she made it to the door he stopped her. Callie couldn’t help but givei n to the power that only this man held over her. But this time Callie wants it all. She wants his unconditional love as he has always had hers.

I think my favorite quote from this book is:

“I want a husband, children, maybe even a white picket fence. And let’s face it, Jack,” she continued, emphasizing his name, ” you’re not a white-picket fence kinda guy.”

“Maybe I’ve never found someone worth building a fence for.”

Will Jack prove his love or will Callie walk away heartbroken again?

Five contented PURRS for you my dear and for your editors as well!!!

BRAVO!!!

New From Lia Davis


Ashwood Falls Volume 1

By Lia Davis

Published by Fated Desires Publishing

Winter Eve, prequel

Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. All hope of mating and family become a distant dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.

A Tiger’s Claim, book 1

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. But when he discovers she wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

A Mating Dance, book 2

Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

Releases March 18! Only $2.99 for limited time!

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Other books by Lia:

Ashwood Falls (shifters):

#0.5 ~ Winter Eve

#1 ~ A Tiger’s Claim

#2 ~ A Mating Dance

#3 ~ Surrendering to the Alpha

#3.5 ~ A Rebel’s Heart

#4 ~Divided Loyalties

Sons of War:

#1 ~ War’s Passion

Stand alone:

Ravished Before Sunrise (A Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand)

Coming Soon

Date TBD – Business Pleasures (Pleasures of the Heart #1)

5/27 – A Rebel’s Heart (Ashwood Falls 3.5) previously published in the Ever After anthology

Date TBD – Ashes of War (Sons of War #2)

Date TBD – Misguided Path (Ashwood Falls #5)

GIVEAWAY!

Lia will be giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon, B&N or ARe (winner’s choice) and a swag pack. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on 3/24/14.

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Today was at Create Something Magical


A really great conference, only complaint was too little time between things.  A really big shout out to the Hotel the Marriot Renaissance in Iselin, You upgraded me to and Bea to an  awesome suite after getting lost for half an hour in Iselin no thanks to Yahoo maps and directions.

Laura Kaye you are as awesome in person as on FB. LOVE YOU!

Sherrilyn Kenyon, your Q&A was inspiring and that is what drew me in to your books to begin with. I want to be like you if I ever decide to grow up. Hugs and Kisses!!!!

I met so many authors today and hope they visit my shiny blog and want to be a part of it.  Definitely on my to conferences to attend for next year!

A Review of Alpha’s Strength by Rebecca Royce


A Paranormal Erotic Romantic Novel
Published by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

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First let me say that werewolves, especially set in the present day are just about my favorite. If you add spicy hot romance and action, it is, for me, a recipe for success.

Cyrus Fennell is the Alpha of New York, he rules with an iron fist to keep control and prevent wars with other packs. He finds himself restless, his temper just under the edge and growling for no particular reason. After a particularly tense board meeting, Cyrus heads out for lunch. He encounters a scent that he wants to follow, that of vanilla, but its New York, how does one find a single scent there? Deciding he wants coffee more than lunch he wanders into the Starbucks across from his office. There the scent is powerful and the owner of the scent familiar yet not, Lilliana the mate of the Philadelphia Alpha, but wrong. An unknown she wolf, possibly latent. His instincts say mate. A complication, on her left ring finger is a ring, an engagement ring. She is engaged to a human, an abusive one, if the way she is summoned away from the table by her fiancé is any indication.

Cyrus follows her and prevents her fiancé from hurting her over their meeting and then things get interesting. Now knowing her name is Betsy and the fiancé is Nathan he proceeds to do what he does best. Protect her first and punish the abuser. Of course things can’t be that simple.

Betsy, in spite of being in denial of being a wolf, is intrigued when Cyrus mentions her twin sister. A sister she has been told is dead and now is assured is definitely alive. Cyrus listens as she explains why he can’t kill Nathan and promises that everything will be worked out. The pack is called in to track Nathan and bring him to the office. Of the wolves that arrive one is his sister Lake, pack healer, and before he can stop her Lake has healed the boundary that keeps Betsy from shifting. Now there is a whole new set of problems to solve.
As the story progresses, Betsy discovers more about herself, the workings of pack, plus her feelings about Cyrus and the mating is just hotter than hot!

This is one of my favorite passages from the beginning of the book:

She ran to him and grabbed his hand. He looked down at their joined fingers for a second before he pressed the elevator button to go up to the offices. She’d chased him, and he hadn’t seen that coming. What did it mean? And was her taking his hand an indication of feelings on her part? Why was this woman so confusing to him? He’d dealt with females his whole life and Betsy made him feel like a dolt. “I had no idea you were so insecure.” She raised her eyebrows. “What?” He wasn’t insecure. He’d taken over a wolf pack when he’d barely been twenty years old. He couldn’t have done that if he was insecure. Humans had neuroses, not Alpha werewolves. “That was a pretty good display of passive-aggressive back there. If it was that important for me to go with you, why didn’t you say so?” “I did.” The elevator dinged when it opened, and they stepped inside. Hadn’t he made that clear? He wanted her to come. He’d told her to, and then he’d relented out of respect to her wishes. How and why had this gotten so complicated? “Not really. No, you said you didn’t want to worry about me. And you didn’t want Nathan to hurt my feelings. That’s not the same as you need me with you.”
He wanted to growl. This infuriating woman was going to make everything complicated. He could already tell, and he really wanted to kiss her for it. “You say that to me while you can’t even look me in the eyes.”

With visiting Alphas, truces, battles and the steamy sex, this book has it all.
The first novel in the series was introduced in an Anthology called Ever After in a short story called Alpha Rising.  I must admit I can’t wait for more in this series.

Five contented purrs for this book.
A half hiss for editing that missed some wrong words in the right places, they were few but a bit distracting.

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