Sunday, December 31, 2017

REVIEW: Stone Silence (sound of silence # 1) By Taylor Dean

Great big beautiful love.
Does it really exist?
Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”
I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.
I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.
Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.
That’s when I meet Stony by chance.
He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.
That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.
But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.
I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
My only hope is . . . he does.

A lovely read I was excited to find a author that isnt all about the act of love it was more about the falling in love part and that is wonderful. Its great to see that there are still authors that are keeping it all about the love. A book that would be great for young adults to read.
This book was full of those emotionally charged moments that I crave as a reader. It's more than just chemistry and physical attraction, although that is there in abundance as well. There is a building intensity throughout the book and I was so caught up in it. I honestly could not put it down. [This is where I freely admit how annoyed I was at EVERYTHING that pulled me away from this book the day I was reading it.
Stony is a man with a furrowed brow and very little smile and he is respectful and kind and a man of few words. Intriguing indeed!
Spencer is a woman who just can’t get into dating and has dated very little and wonders if her “great big beautiful love” will ever come to her. She is not on a good note when her latest date is not a good guy at all and just drops her off in the middle of nowhere Texas with no money, phone or water. She walks and walks until she collapses at the feet of Stony! He cares for her sunburn and heat exhaustion because the roads are flooded now and they are stranded.
As they get to know one another, they fall for each other’s personality and they are kind of perfect for each other.
The story is told in Spencer’s POV. The characters have meaning and character and the story is really quite cute!
5 stars

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of CLEAN Romance in her line-up.

REVIEW: Happily Ever After Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 20) by Jessica Day George ,‎ Julie Wright ,‎ Sarah M. Eden ,‎ Julie Daines ,‎ Heather B. Moore ,‎and Annette Lyon

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes our HAPPILY EVERY AFTER COLLECTION.
Six brand new fairy tale romance novellas by New York Times bestseller Jessica Day George, and bestselling authors Julie Wright, Sarah M. Eden, Julie Daines, Heather B. Moore, and Annette Lyon.
MAIL-ORDER PRINCESS by Jessica Day George: Elise flees her small kingdom and arrives in the New World with only her two trunks and seven swans—her seven brothers to be exact. But Elise will do anything to get her brothers away from their cruel stepmother’s curse, even if it means accepting the long-distance marriage proposal to a former count turned farmer.
THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER by Julie Wright: When Isa meets Thomas Rumple, she is quickly infatuated with his good looks and natural charm, until she learns his true identity. Due to a wild claim by her insufferable father, Isa’s life is threatened by the king if she can’t spin a room full of straw into gold, and Thomas may be the only one who can save her.
THE PEBBLED PATH by Sarah M. Eden: Deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, Gretel trades her freedom to save her beloved father from the spell of an evil enchantress. Even attempting to escape would cost her father his life. Gretel’s determination to fulfill her promise wavers when she meets Hansel, a young man who captures her heart. For, she loves him too dearly to put his life in danger, and he loves her too much to simply leave her to her fate.
BLACK FERN by Julie Daines: Rós is desperate to find work in order to care for her ailing father and younger sisters. She applies to the mysterious owner of a crumbling castle and is soon swept up in dark secrets. Unsure if the owner of the castle is man or beast, Rós determines to help him at all cost. She soon discovers that the cost may be too great, even for her.
SCARLET by Heather B. Moore: When Scarlet needs to fetch a healing tonic on the night when the wolves are at their most dangerous, she has no choice but to apply to her nemesis, August, for help. He agrees to help her, but they encounter a pack of wolves that put up a fierce fight, marking Scarlet as their newly targeted prey.
SO RARE A POWER by Annette Lyon: Stella knows she’s taking a risk each time she meets Patrick in the rose garden that they’ve cultivated together. And no matter how much her mother will disapprove of their relationship, Stella can’t deny her feelings for him. When the Snow Queen steals away Patrick to drain him of his powers of creating beauty and life, Stella must decide what she’s willing to risk to rescue him.
Winter Collection
Spring Vacation Collection
Summer Wedding Collection
California Dreamin’ Collection
Valentine’s Day Collection
And more…!
This puts a great spin on some old fairytale romances. I just adore these newer versons of great fairytales. It makes you start thinking about what other things could have gone differntly.
This was a wonderful read. Ive read a few from Heather Moore in the past and I always like her so I was interested by this book. It had a story by her and other similar authors that might peak my interest.
These are all short, novella size stories which lend themselves so well to reading here and there when you have a minute or two. They are all clean and sweet. I love these Timeless Romance Anthology Collections.Every one of the stories is creative while still being recognizable. The authors did a wonderful job of pulling me into the story quickly and keeping me guessing as to how things would resolve. I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories.
4 stars
Julie Daines is an award-winning and best-selling author. She was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.
She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her vervain.
Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today bestselling author of multiple historical romances, including AML's "2013 Novel of the Year" and Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, and the Whitney Award's "2014 Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.
Annette Lyon is a USA Today Bestselling author. She's won a Whitney Award (2010) and is a 5-time recipient of Utah's Best of State medal for fiction. She's the author of more than a dozen novels, even more novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, and some 120+ articles. She's worked as a professional editor for publishers and bestselling authors and graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English. Annette is represented by Heather Karpas at ICM Partners.
Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She's lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don't ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she's written twenty three novels and coauthored three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart and the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. Her book Death Thieves is a Whitney finalist for 2016. She is agented by Sara Crowe.
She has one husband, three kids, two salamanders, one dog, and a varying amount of fish (depending on attrition).
She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.
She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public.
She hates mayonnaise.
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.
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Literary awards: 5-time Best of State Recipient for Best in Literary Arts, 3-time Whitney Award Winner, and 2-time Golden Quill Award Winner
It's all about the books. Friends, family, school, "real jobs", they were just obstacles to be tackled so that I could return to my true love: books. All I have ever wanted in this world is to read and write books. My criteria for choosing a purse is that it must be able to fit a paperback book inside. I took books on my honeymoon, and bought more while we were there. I picked my major because it looked like I would get to read a lot of books, and also I thought it would provide me with interesting background information for my own books (which it did), so I now have a BA in Humanities -Comparative Literature with a minor in Scandinavian Studies. From the time I was twelve on up, I told people that I wanted to be a writer. When they said, "So, you'll teach and then maybe try to write a book?" I would just shake my head. No, I was a writer, and that was all I wanted to do. Over the years I have lived in Idaho, New Jersey, Delaware, and now Utah, because it doesn't matter. I can read and write anywhere. I've worked at a wedding invitation factory (Bet you didn't know they made them in big scary factories, did you?), at a video store (back at the birth of DVD), at libraries and bookstores, and even been an office lady at a school while I waited to get published. I knew that I would be published eventually, because . . . well, I just had to be.
Now, don't get me wrong, I have other interests. I took eight years of German, four of Norwegian, and even studied Old Norse so that I could read the great Viking sagas in the original language. I knit like a maniac: hats, scarves, sweaters, dog sweaters, socks, felted purses, you name it. I play the piano and viola, love to travel and to watch movies. I have a husband and three kids and a dog . . .
But mostly, it's about the books.
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REVIEW: Sunrise Over Montana (shadow valley book 1) By Andrea Kate Pearson

Can Kennedy open her heart to an attractive stranger or will she push yet another eligible bachelor away?

The only thing Kennedy Russell wants is for renters to pay on time and ranch hands to attend meetings. The last thing she wants is an unexpected proposal, a dead car battery, and to find out that the new guy is not only very attractive but talented too. Especially when he's annoyingly determined to learn why a ranch owner's daughter is so scared of horses.

Chris Stauffer is intrigued by Kennedy, but he's fixated on getting accepted into a prestigious architecture firm in Illinois. Hunter Lake, Montana is only a pitstop on his way to fame and fortune, and he can't afford to get sidetracked by a beautiful woman, especially one who the other ranch hands refer to as heartless.

Can Chris teach Kennedy that love is something to embrace? And can Kennedy give Chris the chance he deserves?

Sparks fly in this sweet western romance as Kennedy learns that love is something to embrace and Chris is determined to teach her. Secure your copy now for a heart-warming read that'll have you in love again.

What an amazing book I just could wait to read this. As im from Montana it was very cool to see about based on my home state and not to mention that my hometown is where one of the main characters went to college. Just very very cool stuff right there.

I emediately got hooked into this story and i read it within 24 hours. I just couldnt put it down. These characters are gripping and pull you straight into the story.

Chris me oh my what a hunky gorgous and sweet caring man the perfect mixture of all things in a man. Hes very talented and amazing at what he does with his carvings and add his architecture talent hes even more impressive.

Kennedy is quite a fascinating woman. She doesnt think she has ever been in love in fact after her most recent relationship failure she isnt sure she cant fall in love with anyone and it tears her up inside.

After meeting chris everything changes for Kennedy. It was expected, she thought she was going to take a long break from men. But that is definitely not the case and a few twists and turns cause this fast romance to get serious fast.

I just loved it, there was no waiting to learn about the characters and for the plot to get explained. This author jumps right into the heart of the story and pulls you right into it.

5 stars

Andrea Kate Pearson is the author of sweet western romance. Her Shadow Valley Ranch series has been praised as being lighthearted and fun while having just enough angst and romance to keep readers glued to the pages. She has been a cowgirl at heart her entire life, and only in adulthood did she realize she could delve into that world through her writing.

Andrea and her husband and kids live in a little valley, in a small country town, surrounded by rolling hills. If you're interested in a fun and clean romantic read, check out Sunrise Over Montana and the rest of the Shadow Valley Ranch series. To learn more about Andrea and the other books she's authored, visit her website:

REVIEW: The Madam's Highlander By Madeline Martin

What's the madam of a successful bawdy house in Edinburgh to do when she finds one of the English supported Black Watch soldiers needing to desert his post? She helps him, of course - but there's a high price to pay.
***novella was previously in the Historical Hellions and Lords of Love anthologies***

This is quite the amazing novella. I couldnt put it down and I read it in about 4 hours time. I just adored everything about it. The characters the scenarios going on just all of it was amazing and wonderfully well written like all of Madelines books of course. I am an avid reader of anything she writes, she is truly amazing at what she does.

Freya is the madam of a well known bawdyhouse in edinburg. She does many things other than run that establishment. She helps the poor, gives food and blankets to needy soldiers, she helps women in need learn new skills so they can get back on their feet. She is not just a one thing wonder at all.

Ewan is a scottish man that joing the British army to overcome his father being labeled as a traitor by the British army. He brings his men to her establishment but never actually partakes in the women just sits and drinks his tea at the bar.

These two characters fight and go to war with eachother over a simple issue and she ends up saving his life and protects him after he leaves the british army.

Its an amazing love story and what you find out about freya is crazy and amazing and not something you will expect.

5 stars all the way

Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (AKA OldestMinion and YoungestMinion) and Mr. Awesome.
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

REVIEW: Wicked Winter By Desiree Holt, Eden Bradley, Robin L. Rothman, S.L. Carpenter, Lila Dubois, L.K. Shaw, Khloe Wren, Christine Ashworth, and Sabrina Sol

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It’s a very Wicked Winter in this Box Set from 9 of the hottest authors in erotic romance! Warm up a cold winter night with these sizzling and emotional tales of love and desire.
Included are:
UNDONE TOY By Lila Dubois
CLAIMING TINY: A Charon MC Novella By Khloe Wren
RIO: Christmas In Paradise By Sabrina Sol

Dealing with a messy and humiliating breakup with her Dom, Bree Donovan welcomed the invitation to leave Chicago for a meeting in Texas. An impulsive attendance at a private BDSM gathering wiped all other thoughts from her mind the moment Rafe Morales claimed her as his for the evening…and maybe beyond.
THE DOMINANT WISH by Robin L. Rotham
Once upon a time, Grace Kendrick loved a dominant man. But when Jared McLain asked for more than she was ready to give, she ran away...and paid dearly for thirty years. Now a birthday wish has landed her in the past and back in Jared's bed, and this time there's nothing she won't do for him. But there's a catch. The clock is ticking on Grace's youthful new body and she has only a few hours to explore the erotic delights of her own submission with Jared and his best friend Alec before the clock strikes twelve, returning her to a lonely future. How stupid to wish for just one more night--she should have gone for happily ever after! Fortunately, fairy godmothers usually have contingency plans...
Do soul mates truly exist? A chance reading with a psychic on Winter Solstice eve has Destiny Walker wondering. When she runs into the gorgeous Reece Kellan, their sizzling connection goes deeper than mind and body—but is it really fate, or simply the most intense sensual experience either of them has ever had?
Sometimes memories of the past hold lessons for the future. Bride-to-be Pam learns hers as she spends some down time with her Grandma—a woman who sure knows how to tell a spicy, funny tale. Lust, laughter and love...Pam will hear reminiscences of all three. And understand why the most important of all is love.
UNDONE TOY by Lila Dubois
Kiara is happy to model for a winter wonderland BDSM photoshoot, until she learns that the man who will be topping her is the only man she's ever called Master. Ice is cold, but the scenes they perform are scorching, and in the end she'll have to decide if she can overcome her fear of the past, and risk her heart for a chance at love.
CLAIMING TINY: A Charon MC Novella by Khloe Wren
Badass biker Ryan ‘Tiny’ Nelson has no plans to settle down. But when the feisty Mercedes ‘Missy’ Soto shows up at the Charon MC clubhouse, it only takes one taste before they’re both hooked. When Missy’s past catches up with her and she goes on the run, can Tiny find the woman he’s fallen for in time to give her a Christmas to remember, or is she lost to him forever?
Four couples all want something different for Christmas this year. Penny and Marcus want a baby, Connor and Bridget need to feed their sadist and masochist sides, Miles want to marry Josie, and Phebe is ready to fully submit to Donovan. With sex so hot it'll melt the winter snow, A Secret Christmas will have you begging for more.
RIO: Christmas in Paradise by Sabrina Sol
When workaholic CFO Chase Simon is forced to take a tropical Christmas vacation, he sure as hell doesn't expect to enjoy it. But when he finds out that he'll be spending the next seven days with Rio, a sexy celebrity dancer from his past, his doubts begin to fade.
SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS by Christine Ashworth
Trapped with her boss in a remote cabin during a snowstorm, their pent-up passions explode into the hottest sex Kitty has ever had...but Logan has decreed once she leaves the cabin, their professional and personal relationship ends. Now, all Kitty wants for Christmas is Logan’s heart. To get it, she’ll have to do battle with the ghost of his Christmas past.

What a amazingly erotic naughty book full of short stories from varying authors. I just loved this. It was like reads a bunch of books all in one.
None of these authors disapoints either. They each brought their own naughty brand of christmas fun to the short stories. Which amazing ties the entire book together. Its all about christmas and some sexy fun with each and every character.
This is a five star novel for sure. A must read for anyone into naughty erotica mixed with some romanticism.
5 stars

USA Today Bestselling and award winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and paranormal to erotic, a genre in which she is the oldest living author She has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications. “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley has written erotica and erotic romance for Berkley, Bantam, Harlequin Spice/HQN, Samhain Publishing and Black Lace Books, as well as indie publishing. She’s probably most well-known for her BDSM novel THE DARK GARDEN, and her indie-pubbed hard-core kink anthology THE TRAINING HOUSE. Her work has been translated into twelve languages. As someone who’s been involved in BDSM for much of her adult life, Eden speaks on kink psychology, safety and practice, as well as sex positive culture for women. She also offers a series of writing craft video courses. Website I Twitter I Facebook I Eden’s FB group Dirty Minds Social Club I Pinterest I Newsletter I Amazon Born and raised in California, S.L. Carpenter is an enigma—a man writing erotic romance. But his stories, with their unique blend of humor and sensuality, have lured readers into his world, where the unexpected can happen—and often does. For more than fifteen years, he has been creating both short stories and full length novels, and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.
Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers, though she is slow to respond since she recently created a tiny human. Can books featuring secret baby plots be far behind?
Khloe Wren grew up in the Adelaide Hills before her parents moved the family to country South Australia when she was a teen. A few years later, Khloe moved to Melbourne which was where she got her first taste of big city living. After a few years living in the big city, she missed the fresh air and space of country living so returned to rural South Australia. Khloe currently lives in the Murraylands with her incredibly patient husband, two strong willed young daughters, an energetic dog and two curious cats. Khloe started writing in 2012, and now has over twenty published romantic suspense books under her belt. While Khloe doesn’t ride a bike herself, yet, she loves riding pillion behind her husband on the rare occasion they get to go out without their daughters.
LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with erotic romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love. Her books combine romantic suspense and BDSM.
Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latina heroines in search of their Happily Ever Afters. Sabrina lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles and one very lazy Bulldog. She is also part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are definitely not the source of inspiration for some of her characters. At least, that’s what she’s been telling them. Sabrina loves to connect with readers.
USA Today Bestselling Author Christine Ashworth has been writing since 2002, and has no plans to stop. Still 17 at heart, she is a romantic, and hopes to one day match her father’s record of over 350 published fiction books. Follow Christine here:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

REVIEW: The Queen's Opal By Jacque Stevens

the queens opal by Jacque Stevens

Elves never use magic or leave the forest.
They aren’t supposed to get sick either, but Drynn’s mother just died from a mysterious illness, which has targeted the elven queens for generations. With no female heir left, the symbol of the curse—a green stone called the Queen’s Opal—passes to Drynn. Unwilling to lose another family member, Drynn’s impulsive and overprotective brother drags him out of the forest to search for a cure. And the oft-diseased humans seem the most likely place to start.
But the opal isn’t all that it seems. Once outside the forest, it shows Drynn visions of the first queen—a time when the mortal avatars of the lost gods walked the earth and the humans and elves lived in peace. Much has changed in the human lands since then. It’s a darker world, ruled by power-hungry wizards who covet any kind of magic. Magic like the opal. Magic like the natural energy the wizards can see inside the elves.
More than healing one illness, Drynn’s visions call for him to restore the world’s former peace, but if the wrong wizard learns about the elves’ innate gifts, even the forest will no longer be safe.
Family bonds will be tested. Friends will become foes. With two kingdoms spiraling into chaos, can a shy bookworm conquer his fears to bring peace to the realm?
The Queen’s Opal is book one in a new high fantasy adventure series set in the same magical and exotic world as The Stone Bearers (2016).
This coming of age story will appeal to teen and young adult fans of the TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cinda Willams Chima (The Demon King), Christopher Paolini (Eragon), and other works of epic sword and sorcery.
Clean Read. Fantasy violence and a few darker themes. Recommended for young adults and teens twelve and up.
Other Books by Jacque Stevens:
Stone Bearers:
0. The Stone Bearers (2016)
0.5. The Frog’s Princess (2016)
1. The Queen’s Opal (Coming 2017)
2. The Queen’s Gift (Coming 2018)
3. The Queen’s Heir (Coming 2018)
4. The Queen’s Bane (Coming 2018)
5. The Queen’s Rite (Coming 2019)
Please Note: The Queen’s Opal is Book One. The Stone Bearers is a standalone novel that can be read before or after the full series.
The short story, The Frog’s Princess, can also be read in any order. Find it in The Fantastic Worlds Anthology (2016) or have a free digital copy delivered to you after signing up for my email list at Those on my email list will receive monthly emails with updates on deals, review opportunities for new releases, and other exclusive content.
Fairy Ring:
1. Fairy Ring: Shards of Janderelle (2017)
2. Fairy Ring: Changeling of Janderelle (Coming 2018)
3. Fairy Ring: Prince of Janderelle (Coming 2019)
Winter Falls: A Tale of the Snow Queen (2017)
Depths: A Tale of the Little Mermaid (Coming 2018)

I am a big fan of this author. I have read a few of her books and she is such a wonderful author. She delvs right into these amazing fantasy worlds that she creates and I just love it.
Oh what a wonderful book. Drynn is an awesome character. Not like any of the other elves in this book. Hes quiet and keeps to himself loving his books and learning anything he can. His brother loves to drag him out to go practice fighting even though he hates it. Which is utterly entertaining.
Drynn goes through so much in a short amount of time. Losing his precious mother to a disease that attacks elven queens for generations. As she was the last of the female heirs for their family the queens opal is gifted to Drynn for safe keeping.
The visions he gets are amazing I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this series and of course from this author who is a favorite of mine.
5 stars

Jacque Stevens wrote her first novel as a stress relief activity during nursing school. Now as a fulltime nurse working in mental and developmental health, she continues to write stories filled with elves, fairies, and all things awesome.
She lives in Utah so yes, she does have a huge extended family and occasionally eats green jello, but she does not yet own a minivan.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

REVIEW: Seon's Freedom: Found by the Dragon (Book 2) By Lisa Daniels

In a world that condemns magic wielded by humans, Seon has that ability. It’s not an impressive one to her, but it’s enough to get her killed, should the wyrms find out about it. She practises in secret, wanting to discover her true potential. Unfortunately, wyrms patrol the town she works in, and it’s only a matter of time before she has to flee – or be discovered and killed.

Enter Artiz. He’s visiting the town to see a friend, and he scents the magic emanating from her soul. Instantly, he barges in, intending to persuade her by any means necessary to come with him. After all, he comes from a place in the mountains where they teach magic. And he’s supposed to help scout talent, and whisk them away from the claws of the wyrms that would kill them.

Lovely expanse on the Dragons and wyrms. I loved this its a great read. It brings you into a world full of fantasy and mystery with humans, dragons, and the evil wyrms.
Seon is a gifted human rescued by a determined dragon set on keeping her from being caught by the wyrms. I love the romance between the dragon and the human magic wielder. Just what I like to read! Great storytelling!
I am extremely intrigued by this series and the author that writes it. I love the way she pulls you into these characters worlds. She is truly an awesome writer.

Lisa Daniels is a (young) retired school teacher who resides in Miami. After five years of teaching, Lisa Daniels found that it wasn’t quite the world that she wanted to inhabit. After leaving her position, she moved to Miami. She hasn’t regretted it.

In her worlds, Lisa Daniels creates characters that go beyond the usual narrative. While they definitively include romance, Lisa Daniels strives to make the worlds more real with characters that are more than just cardboard cutouts of the genre. All of the main characters (and many of the secondary ones) have a rich history that span much longer than the stories themselves. This makes it easy to weave the stories together so that you can see characters you met in previous tales and see how they have managed since.

The Dragons of Letera is her first standalone series. Letera is a world teaming with romance, action, and stories – it is a world that Lisa Daniels loves to explore with her readers, one character at a time.