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Kindle Review…. The Impassioned Choice: book 5 (Etherya’s Earth) by Rebecca Hefner👩🏻‍💻

The Impassioned Choice: book 5 (Etherya’s Earth) by Rebecca Hefner 

Description……

A new villain emerges, threatening the peace the immortals crave…

Heden, the youngest Vampyre royal, has always strived to live up to his sovereign duty.  As the most gifted programmer in the immortal world, he applies his skills to protect the kingdom and the family he adores. But his siblings have all settled down with families of their own, and Heden often feels like a perpetual third wheel.

Wracked with guilt after her grandfather’s violent death, Sofia Morelli made a sinister pact with an unknown ally. Utilizing her tech ingenuity to plan the ultimate attack against the immortal royals, she begins to realize they might not be the nefarious enemies she believed them to be.

As Heden discovers the new adversaries and learns someone on the Secret Society shares his hacking prowess, he realizes the human, Sofia, might actually hold the key to defeating them. Determined to turn the feisty woman to his side, he employs his jovial nature and seduction skills to win her over. But when their tentative connection turns into something more, Heden understands a coding war isn’t the only thing he could lose to the spunky human. For, he might just lose his heart to someone who can never share his immortal future…

**The Etherya’s Earth series is best read in order so the reader can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist and wants the reader to uncover them organically. However, readers of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.

Etherya’s Earth Series

Book 1: The End of Hatred

Book 2: The Elusive Sun 

Book 3: The Darkness Within

Book 4: The Reluctant Savior 

Book 5: The Impassioned Choice

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Publication date 20/4/2020

My Review…. 

Heden is youngest brother to Sathan, Latimus and Arderin, the joker and peacemaker in the family. A computer genius, there isn’t much he can’t find or do with them. 

Watching from the sidelines as his family gets bigger with each year. His brothers have found mates, even his tempestuous sister has bagged herself a man, well demon! Heden is wondering if anyone will come forward and claim this geek?! 

After swearing to get revenge for the death of her beloved grandfather, Sofia now has the upper hand. After placing surveillance in all the villages in the Vampyre/Slayera domain, Sofia can watch and plan the downfall of the Deamon-Slayera murderess who killed her grandfather. 

Her prowess with technology rivals and surpasses (well in her opinion) Heden’s. Her supporter wants them all dead! Even the children! A full scale war is on the cards……

I’ve read the whole series, and I do recommend you read them in order. Heden has been in all of them, his sense of humour has been in evidence, his love for his family is obvious, playing peacemaker for centuries. But you get the sense he’s a much deeper character, behind that smile and banter is a young man that wants to be loved. 

Sofia is a new character. But her knowledge of the Etherya world is not. With the help of The Secret Society she knows who is to blame for the death of her grandfather, the only objection is the fact the society want EVERYONE dead! Even the children, and Sofia is finding that hard to work with. 

And when Sofia is faced with the truth about who the leader of the society is, and the fact the families he has accused aren’t as bad as he claims, it puts Sofia in a quandary, does she have the right to end so many lives? And what’s his agenda (I know, but I’m not saying)

Heden has grown over the last few books, sure he’s still the playboy, the joker, but I also get this sense he’s ready for a family (even if it’s only subconsciously at the moment) his sense of humour had me chuckling at the oddest of moments, the banter he had with the women in his family (sisters-in-laws) tell them he’d run away with them, and they’d live happily ever after. The jokes he had with the man his sister bonded too, you’d think it would be difficult, but Heden draws out the smiles in most people. 

So who is the secret society? What do they want? What’s the agenda? 

Well I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you 😉 

I try not to give spoilers, and boy this one was hard to keep quiet, it’s a big one. I did not see it coming, and I did have a moment where I had to reread the passage just to be sure.

It’s been a marvellous journey, filled with danger, intrigue, passion, and sadness. The characters have all been amazing. Catching up with everyone in the Etherya world was great, seeing how the couples have grown, how each character has evolved. 

The action scenes were still as good as the first book. 

The tender moments were all the more poignant as this series is almost at an end. 

Like how can Sofia and Heden have a happy ending? She’s human, she will age and die, and she won’t be able to live in Etherya! 

Each book became a favourite. But now with this last book, I can say this wasn’t my favourite, but it came a very very close second. 

But I encourage you to pick up the first book, you won’t regret it. 

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Kindle Review….. The Reluctant Savior (Etherya’s Earth Book 4) by Rebecca Hefner 👩🏻‍💻

The Reluctant Savior (Etherya’s Earth Book 4) by Rebecca Hefner 

Description

Evie, daughter of virtuous Princess Rina and malicious Deamon King Crimeous, is a woman torn in half. The first centuries of her life taught her fervent lessons about pain and suffering. For ages, she suppressed her mother’s noble blood, crafting a reality where she was drifting along, needing no one. Until an ancient prophecy calls to her, possibly creating a purpose for her squalid existence.

Kenden has commanded the Slayer army for a thousand years. Strong, cunning and loyal, he longs for the day when Crimeous has been defeated and he can settle down to build a family. Focused on conquering the Dark Lord, he is stunned when Evie makes a brazen demand that must be fulfilled before she chooses to fight with them.

Although incensed by Evie’s ultimatum, Kenden has never desired a woman more than the flame-haired vixen. Though she stirs his ire, he also has a deep well of compassion for the beauty who suffered so much trauma centuries ago. 

Together they train, and by night their connection grows, building toward the moment when they will battle her father. But, in the end, Evie has a choice and struggles to espouse righteousness over malevolence. For, when one’s worst fears are exposed, the evil is so much easier to embrace…

Etherya’s Earth Series

Book 1: The End of Hatred

Book 2: The Elusive Sun

Book 3: The Darkness Within

Book 4: The Reluctant Savior

Book 5: The Impassioned Choice

Publication date 23/5/2019 

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My Review…… 

Evie has never played well with others, half daemon and half Slayera (Sister to DarkRip and half sister to Miranda) she’s known nothing but pain and misery at the hands of her father. She’s learnt to look after herself, she takes what she wants and nothing stands in her way…..

Kenden has been a solider first as long as he can remember. And being the leader of the Slayera army has always been his goal. 

His army is now a force to be reckoned with, especially now its part Slayer part vampire. Maybe now they can finally take down King of the Daemons Crimeous! 

Book four had me on the edge of my seat! 

We’ve known Kenden from book one, and I’ve always wondered if he’d get a story. I couldn’t see him with a character who wouldn’t give him a run for his money, and Evie does that, and really well. I didn’t want to see him with anyone who’s a pushover (again Evie is nothing like that) but I didn’t expect Evie, although there has been a fair amount of flirting between them.

Evie hasn’t been that forthcoming in the series, it was hard to get a grasp of her character, killing a former lover because he betrayed her, I could see (sort of) but she seemed like a character I was going to hate.

But as you get to know her you see how much she’s had to deal with. 

For over eight hundred years she’s had Daemon blood run through her veins, being used as a punch bag and worse by her father has to leave emotional scars, and the damage has been done, she cares for no one but herself. 

I did have to chuckle when Evie made her demands known (she’s not prepared to fight her father, she wants nothing to do with Etherya) it wasn’t what I expected and I loved how her mind worked. 

The chemistry between Evie and Kenden is off the charts, he wants more than she is willing to give. Can Kenden get through those high walls of hers? 

And when faced with her father, can Evie do what the rest of the family can’t, finally kill their enemy/father, and bring Justice to the woman that binds them together? 

It’s great to catch up with previous characters and couples. A few twits that will keep you reading this till the early hours. 

Oh side note, for all you readers who love Nolan and Sadie, you definitely need to read this one😉

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Kindle Review…. A Vampire’s Vow (Vampires on Holiday Book 3) by ML Guida 👩🏻‍💻

A Vampire’s Vow (Vampires on Holiday Book 3) by ML Guida 

Description….

Michael Aims: I’m a vampire and I can shift into a wolf. My problem is I can’t control my wolf.

And I’m being hunted.

I sent my sister away so she’d be safe. I thought my high school sweetheart was deployed and in Afghanistan far from the vampire killers.

But I was wrong. She’s back.

And now they’re after her.

If I don’t learn how to control my wolf, I won’t be able to protect her. She’s my life.

Holly Wade: I love Michael, but I’m afraid he’ll reject me.

I was a soldier and have second degree burns.

But he’s changed, too. He’s a vampire who can shift into a werewolf.

Vampire hunters want to kill him and now they’re after me.

Civilian life isn’t what I thought it would be–vampires, werewolves, killers.

One thing I know for sure. He doesn’t need to save me. I’m a soldier, trained to fight.

If killers are after us, bring it on. I’m ready.

Vampires on Holiday series 

Book 1 A Vampire’s Wish 

Book 2 A Vampire’s Gift 

Book 3 A Vampires Vow 

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My Review….. 

This is the third and last book in the series. 
We met Michael in book two (A Vampire’s Gift) he’s friends with Jayden (MC in previous book) and was injured, so he was turned by his best friend into a vampire. 
Now, each vampire has a special gift, only Micheal got more than he bargained for, he now changes into a wolf when he gets stressed! 
Holly is Michael’s girlfriend, she was a solider serving her country until a horrible accident sends her home! 
From there she falls into a strange and almost twilight zone! Her boyfriend’s a vampire, his friends manager (Jayden was in a band) is stalking them, with the intent on killing them, and she’s got no idea what to make of it all!! 
I must admit I liked this one the best out of the three books in this series. 
Michael not being able to control his wolf had me chuckling. Also I wanted to hit him! The scars aren’t Holly, you should have been more compassionate! 
Holly being smart enough to use the wolf to her advantage, (being a solider she uses what’s around her)
Reading how Holly interacts with Michael and then the rest of the vampires, it’s a lot to take in, I mean, who would believe there are 
There did seem like a lot more plot and content to this one. 
Catching up with old friends and hopefully dispatching old enemies once and for all. 
We also meet Saul a werewolf looking for his sister (could this be a spin off series?) 
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Kindle Review…. A Vampire’s Gift (Vampires on Holiday Book 2) by ML Guida 👩🏻‍💻

A Vampire’s Gift (Vampires on Holiday Book 2) by ML Guida

Description….

Eleanor Byrne:  I’m a three-hundred-year old vampire. I turned a dying man, but now, I have a hot-headed rock star who won’t follow the rules. 

He’s pushing me to face fears that have haunted me for years. And the scariest one––is I think I’m falling for him. But can I forget my torrid past and open my heart to love?

Jayden Kye: I was dying. A vampire gave me the only gift she had. I’m a vampire and now my best friends want to kill us both. 

To survive, I have to trust her. But she hides in the darkness. That’s not my style. She’s got secrets. One them is she’s a bad-ass and keeps saving my ass. I’m losing my heart to her, but she doesn’t trust easily. Will she ever give me a chance or will she keep pushing me away?

Vampires on Holiday series 
Book 1 A Vampire’s Wish 
Book 2 A Vampire’s Gift 
Book 3 A Vampires Vow 
My Review….. 
Eleanor lay dying, her family slaughtered. And the reason, her father had protected a man! But not just any man, a vampire!
Janus (from book 1) found Eleanor and asked if she wanted revenge for her family and herself, he felt as if it were his fault about her family (he was the vampire that was being protected)
Jayden is in a band, Jayden is lost, after his father died, his twin brother spiralled out of control and got into drugs, after too many fights his brother dies in an accident! It’s just now Jayden and his mother, he needs to be strong for her, but it’s just not working…. 
Eleanor turns Jayden into a vampire after he almost dies in an accident. But he’s not convinced, he needs to get back to his mother, she must be worried sick. But Eleanor can’t let him go home until he’s controlled his thirst for blood! 
It’s then a battle of wills between the pair, he wants to continue with his human life, but Eleanor tries to warm him if the vampire hunters out there, he can’t live his normal life any longer. 
As the pair become closer, Eleanor tries to let go of her past, but it’s not easy. She can’t forget what the men did to her! The degrading things they did to her! She likes Jayden, but can she let go and move on? 
And what of the vampire hunters? They aren’t just going to give up hunting her…. 
This was totally different from the first book. 
We have a female vampire fighting to survive, we watch as she tries to guide Jayden in his new life. 
We watch the couple grow closer, we hope the hunters don’t find them, but when your best friend comes from a long line of vampire hunters, it’s going to be tricky. And when Eleanor finds out his best friend is from the line that killed her family and raped her, will she just walk away? 
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Kindle Review… A Vampire’s Wish (Vampires on Holiday Book 1) by ML Guida 👩🏻‍💻

A Vampire’s Wish (Vampires on Holiday Book 1) by ML Guida

Description…..

Janus: I lost her once in another life. I’ve found her again, but she’s with another man. A man who beats her.

I won’t let him hurt her again. But if I move too fast, she’ll disappear again. Will I ever win her heart or am I destined to live alone for eternity?

Deirdre: A vampire’s claims he knew me over two hundred years ago, and I was his wife. He wants to pick up where we left off.

I can’t deal with his fantasies. I have enough troubles with escaping from my boss who is my fiancé.

Unfortunately, my only chance to escape from him is to trust Janus who stirs up feelings that I’ve never felt for any other man. They scare me. What if he’s right? What if in a former life I was in love with him? Could I possibly be feeling desire for a vampire?

A Vampire’s Wish is the first book in ML Guida’s new sexy, vampire series. If you like page-turning action, dark heroes, kick-ass heroines, then you’ll fall in love with new series from an award winning author.

Vampires on Holiday series 
Book 1 A Vampire’s Wish 
Book 2 A Vampire’s Gift 
Book 3 A Vampires Vow 

Publication date 2018
My Review…… 
Janus is a lonely vampire, centuries ago Janus lost his beloved Delores to vampire hunters. He swore to find her (vampires believe their soulmates would be reborn) he knows he let her down, and if he ever flubs her again, he’d keep her safe. 
Deirdre loves her fiancé, she really does, but she’s scared of him, his temper is beginning to take control of him, to the outside world Brandon is amazing, but if anyone angers him, it’s Deidre’s fault and she pays for it! 
Written in the POV of the characters. We read Janus lose his beloved to the vampire hunters…. 
Years later by chance he discovers her in Hawaii, but she’s with someone else! 
I Just wanted to know… if Brandon had been a nice guy, would Janus have left Deirdre/Delores go? 
But he’s a bully and when Janus finds out that Brandon hits her, then all bets are off. He’s going to win her back. 
A short Christmas holiday story. 
I have to admit the backstory held a lot of potential, but the book was a bit of a let down (was it because it was a short story? Probably) so much to pack in and not enough time to get it all in! 
Janus was trying to be patient, but Deidre is scared, and then she’s suspicious, and then she’s back to being scared. I found Delores to be a spoilt child. 
But I did like the premise of finding a love across time, the idea that you can find that love again and again. 
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Kindle Review…. M.C. Solaris Calypso’s Heart: An Orion’s Order Novel by M.C. Solaris 📱

M.C. Solaris Calypso’s Heart: An Orion’s Order Novel by M.C. Solaris 

Description….

Sexy shifters. Hot vampires. Intriguing immortals. Strong heroine. Sizzling romance. Page-turning plot full of emotion and excitement. Modern and fresh take on fated mates….

Caly

Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I’m well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn’t think so. That’s probably a good thing though because I have… And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me… which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.

My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I’m just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream… paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I’m not really sure… but it’s not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams… like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?

Blake

I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion’s Order, a pack of… well, not wolves. We’re an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion… a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.

Welcome to The Order and a secret world of magic and mystery, where a pack of unlikely friends find love and fight against an ancient evil force.

Publication date 13/7/2020

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My Review…. 

With a backstory like that we are in for a ride.
First book in a new series, and an author that I haven’t read before. 
By day Caly Is a paralegal. At night she dreams of being swept off her feet.  Her day job is not as thrilling as she’d like, but it pays the bills, only she’s just lost a big client to a rival in the firm! Can anything else go wrong today? 
Blake works for SILE or Species Intelligence and Law Enforcement. His team combines many species of paranormals, they hunt down anyone breaking the law. Or trying to cross The Barrier (it keeps the human world separate from the paranormal one)
Their main task is to find and bring in The Mastermind and The Ghost. Wanted for murders (i get there is more to this story than we are being told at the moment)
Caly dreams of Blake, (well she doesn’t know it’s Blake at first) but doesn’t communicate with him at first. There is just a lot of staring into one another’s eyes. 
I did have to chuckle at the description of Caly, it gave me a sense of airhead and a dreamer, but there is so much more to her than that. She chats to both herself and her cat, she loves coffee and music (my kinda girl already) I have a feeling she feels like she doesn’t really fit into the L.A lifestyle, she’s more of a laidback kind of woman. 
Blake is an alpha through and through. A man tied to his job, works hard and expects the same from his team. But he does care for his team, and looks on them as family. 
We get introduced to Blake’s team (luckily not that large) they all work well together, when not antagonising one another. 
A couple of my favourite characters already were Rhyland and Rhyker. The playful banter between the twin panther shifters and the other members is hilarious to read. 
The book is surprisingly long (but it doesn’t drag anywhere) but really well written. And for a first book I was impressed. Nothing worse than reading pages and pages, but not really going anywhere with it.
Plenty of action (including fight scenes) 😉 yes there is the usual “you mate, me Alpha” but it’s something that goes with the paranormal territory. 
And when they finally meet, it’s not love at first sight, but more like a lot of screaming (that would be Caly) 
Working together they try to find out who or what Caly is (she says she’s human, her scent says different) 

So….. 
We have the bad guy or guys (The Mastermind and The Ghost) We have our team of good guys. And we have a human who doesn’t seem to be what she claims. 
A really good start to what I’m hoping is a wild ride of a series. 
Definitely recommend this book. 

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About the Author

M.C. Solaris’s life took an unexpected turn during the super blood moon eclipse on January 20, 2019. She woke up and began writing bios for her imaginary friends that she met that day. As soon as the pen hit the paper (or fingertips to the iPhone), she couldn’t stop. It was kind of like one of those fire hydrants, spewing copious amounts of water all over the place. The characters and their stories just flowed out of her. She is honored to be the scribe, getting to share her friends’ stories. You can read all about her gifted friends in the Orion’s Order series (Book 1 is Calypso’s Heart). On a personal note, M.C. Solaris is actually the pseudonym of Marina Schroeder, women’s health enthusiast and lover of all things paranormal romance (PNR) and happily ever after (HEA). When she is not curled up on the sofa with her partner’s oversized hoodie, a PNR novel, peppermint tea, and one of her three cats, you will find her either at the ocean with her toes in the sand or in a forest hugging a tree. Well truthfully? There is one more place you might find her: trolling the aisles of Whole Foods for a satisfying combination of salty and sweet while hiding in her partner’s hoodie… like any proper PNR-writing introvert. Want to get the latest scoop, sneak peeks, and short shares all about her imaginary friends? 

Kindle Review… Tempting Fate: A Love in Eden Short by Sloane Kennedy 👩🏻‍💻

Tempting Fate: A Love in Eden Short by Sloane Kennedy 

Description

Jackson
Everyone says what a lucky guy I am. I’ve got a great kid, an amicable relationship with my ex, and a job working cattle on one of the largest ranches in Eden, Wyoming. Only problem is that “everyone” has no clue that I’m living a half-life.

Because the other half is a closeted gay man who’s got it bad for the young ranch hand he works with day in and day out.

But the very straight Travis isn’t an option. And even if he were, my sexy co-worker isn’t exactly committed to commitment.

So it’s time for a change and since gay guys aren’t exactly falling off trees in Eden, I’m going to need a little help…

Travis
It was supposed to be a Friday night like any other. Me and my best friend heading into town to find some female company for a few hours. And even though Jackson usually goes home alone, he’s still a great wingman.

Unfortunately, between my impatience to get the night started and my bad habit of snooping, I’ve learned two things about Jackson in the space of five minutes that have left me all kinds of confused.

Jackson’s gay.

And he’s placed a classified ad to try and hook up with some guy he can’t get his mind off after a brief run-in at a hardware store in the city.

Now I can’t get my mind off Jackson.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the ladies, but why can’t I stop thinking about my good-looking best friend and the faceless stranger he’s ready to start something new with? Jackson doesn’t need some random guy right now. Not when he has me…

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My Review…… 
A short story, in fact you just get into it, and then it’s done! 
Jackson is gay, he’s known for years, but fear and a small town mentality forced him into a marriage he didn’t really want. The only thing to come out of that, was his wife is now his friend and he has a son who he loves more than life. 
Travis is a player, variety is the spice of life. A different lady every time. No commitment, only a fun time. He’s the local hothead, but that’s the way he plays it. He’s got secrets, he’s been hurt in the past, and so that’s how he plays it. 
Told in the POV (point of view) of the characters. 
Jackson has loved Travis for a while now, and watching him with the ladies kills him, he might drive them to the bar, he might do mixed doubles with Travis and the ladies, but nothing happens. So when Jackson gets hit on by a guy, he decides to take matters into his own hands, a date, and who knows what else. It’s time to put his love for Travis in a box, and get on with his life. 
Travis can’t get a hold of his feelings for Jackson, they are mates, and he’s hurt when he finds out Jackson is gay! Why couldn’t he tell his friend? And now he’s going to hook up with some random guy! 
Misunderstandings and hurtful words are thrown around, Travis stalks off to be with a girl and Jackson leaves….. 
It all comes to a head when Travis realises Jackson is missing….. 
So can they make a go of this? Can they keep it a secret? And what happens next? 
I’d love to find out, definitely have to put this author on my “to watch” list. 
This came from an anthology book, I couldn’t find a published date!
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