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#WOTR24 #Review – Lost Soul : A Reapers Novella by Tara Vasser

A trip with my girlfriends to Salem in October was meant to be the ultimate bucket list adventure, filled with witchy shops, Hocus Pocus tours, and mysterious nightclubs. The adventure began typically enough with each overpriced shop identical to the next, until we stepped into Lost Treasures. In the otherworldly confines of the antique shop, an enchanting green and black glass paperweight catches my eye.

From the moment I laid eyes on that glass orb, things started to take a dark turn, plunging me into a dangerous and unfamiliar world filled with creatures I had only heard about in stories and never fully believed. The supernatural revealed its existence with a Vampire attack in a club full of people. If not for the mysterious man emerging from the shadows to rescue me, I don’t know that I would have made it out alive.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

For Romy, a girl’s trip to Salem in October is supposed to be fun, touristy, and full of witchy stuff but ends up turning into a living, breathing, real life supernatural story. You will debate which is the lesser of two evils; keeping the lights on so that you can see the monsters when they come for you or remaining blissfully oblivious to what is lurking in the shadows behind you. For Romy, she wants to keep the lights on.

Romy finds herself entranced by a glass orb. She is drawn to it. What she doesn’t know is that vampires want to get their hands on this soul. Romy is thrown headfirst into a world she had only heard of in stories, and now she is part of the story. She receives help from an unexpected new friend and decides to continue on the with the new adventure.

I am loving the Reapers series! I picked up the first book on a whim and couldn’t put it down. Now we are three books in and this novella and I want more. This particular book, can be read as a standalone but I am happy that I read the others before because it was the cherry on top! Gunnar and Chloe show up in the Lost Soul for a bit but it leads into, what I am hoping, is the next installment in the series. This series, and this particular book, have a lot of great elements. It is witty and funny, a bit on the thrilling and scary side at times, but also sweet and sexy. I would love to see more of Jared and Romy….or perhaps Ronin and Gia 😊

I love these characters and can’t wait for more!

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Tara is a writer who lives in the frozen north in Minnesota with her wonderful husband and two rambunctious little dudes. She is an engineer during the day, a crazy mom in the afternoon and a writer at night. She enjoys spending her time playing in the dirt when her gardens aren’t covered in snow and listening to a wide variety of music that inspires her writing – sometimes doing both at the same time.

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#Paranormal #Novella #Vampires #Zombies #Virus #Dystopian #audiobook – Resonant book 0.5 of Reign of Blood, The Vampires of Vegas by Alexia Purdy, narration by Anne Marie Susan Silvey

Resonant: Reign of Blood Prequel

Surviving is worse than death… As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the city of Las Vegas in the form of an overwhelming viral infection, turning almost everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive. What does it take to make it out alive in a place where everything is but a withered echo of its former self, and death does not come willingly?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book.

This is my first audiobook having Anna Marie Susan Silvey narrate. I enjoyed listening to her bringing the character of April to life for me.

This is a very fast audiobook…it was 90 minutes, but it starts to set up for the series.  I grabbed it and listened before I started book 1.  I originally purchased book 1 but saw the prequal and had to start at “Ground Zero” so to speak.

I enjoyed the short story.  We learn A LOT about April’s family, the zombie/vampires, how it started and what is happening around the south.  I enjoyed learning how you can destroy the “ferals” as April calls them.

It definitely peeked my interested and I am jumping into book 1 as soon as I am done with this.

Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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#WOTR24 #Review – Death Dealer: Reapers Book Three by Tara Vasser

Half the pieces of the only weapon known to kill Death have been recovered and are now in the possession of a dangerous Necromancer. The same Necromancer who has been a major pain in my ass since I first found out I’m part of the supernatural world.
Death’s Reapers are on the hunt for the remaining pieces, but the Necromancer seems to always be one step ahead of us. My partner Gunnar and I suspect we have a mole in the Reaper ranks. How else does that asshole Necromancer keep beating us to the punch?
Now not only do we have to travel to remote and dangerous locales to search for pieces of the doomsday weapon, but we have to try to get there ahead of the Necromancer and prevent, well, doomsday. Let’s also not forget having to sniff out the traitor in our midst.
At least the life of a Reaper is never dull.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Life or death, deals with the devil and helping the monster win… Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! Chloe, oh Chloe! She just wants to be useful, helpful, just something. Her life has been in turmoil ever since her best friend died and now she has a place. She is finding herself and everyone just wants to protect her. She can’t get a straight answer to save her life. She knows something wasn’t wrong but that everything was. She and Gunnar finally get to really work together in this story which is absolutely great. She really starts to open her eyes to this world that she is so new to but has so much to learn. I mean, who gets so nonchalant about breaking bones and being stabbed? The last straw is broken when she helps the monster win.

I absolutely love this series! The world that this author has built is incredible. The author was able to give action and adventure while weaving funny and witty elements into the story. I think this really makes the characters great! I do have to say that I am a little bummed at the moment. I was so happy that all the books were out not realizing that the 4th in the series is not out yet (dammit!). I will (im)patiently wait for the next in the installment so I can see what shenanigans Chloe is going to get into next! Tara Vasser….please hurry! No rush, but seriously, I cannot wait!

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Tara is a writer who lives in the frozen north in Minnesota with her wonderful husband and two rambunctious little dudes. She is an engineer during the day, a crazy mom in the afternoon and a writer at night. She enjoys spending her time playing in the dirt when her gardens aren’t covered in snow and listening to a wide variety of music that inspires her writing – sometimes doing both at the same time.

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#WOTR24 #Review – Infernally Marked: A Paranormal/Fantasy Female Assassin Romance: An Infernal Blade Prequel (The Infernal Blade Book 2) by Jewels Arthur

From this day forward you are one of us. One of the Infernal Blade. When Mara hits her limit, her foster father meets her blade and so starts her induction into a life of death and darkness. The initiation into the Infernal Blade is filled with pain and fear but what comes out on the other side is one of the most powerful creatures to walk the Earth. Years before meeting her men, Mara, living as a homeless teen meets the Elders just as her life is thrown into upheaval. With her best friend Rora by her side, Mara tries to work out what her life has become and works to come to grips with the fact that nothing will ever be the same.Infernally Marked, previously part of the Assassin Society Anthology, is the prequel to Infernally Mine, a medium burn #whychoose book that sets the stage for this epic series of death, loyalty, and love. This prequel is from Mara’s point of view as a teen so there are no explicit scenes but there is foul language. Intended for mature audiences only.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

A few things to know first: I picked this book up as it was free and I wanted to try a new to me author (no harm no foul if a novella doesn’t do it for you, ya know?!), the cover is pretty incredible (just saying!), and the very beginning of the story absolutely drew me in. It has a very unique storyline. I did not realize it was a prequel when I picked this up and at first, I was getting a little frustrated because there seemed to be gaps in places where I felt I wanted/needed more and then would jump to another part in Mara’s life. However, if I had read the first book prior to this one, I don’t think it would have frustrated me. I am incredibly curious as to what Mara’s story is and will be jumping into book 1 soon. I would highly recommend reading book 1, Infernally Mine, first as I think this prequel would be much more enjoyable. Overall, a unique story that definitely has more to tell!

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USA Today Bestselling author, Jewels Arthur, writes steamy paranormal/fantasy RH Romances, that often feature very sassy females. Much like herself.

Swoons are her jam. She spends all her time watching TV/movies, reading books, and listening to music that makes her swoony. When she isn’t doing that she is drooling over her fictional characters or making book-related graphics.

Jewels has thousands of story ideas always flowing through her brain and she can’t wait to share them all with her readers. One thing is for sure, they will all feature steam, smut, and swoons.

#Review – Murder and Moonshine: Moonshine Hollow #1 by Kathleen Brooks


Zoey Mathers had everything going for her until one night she lost her biggest client, her job, and her reputation. Leaving her life up to fate, Zoey closed her eyes and pointed. She would serve out her career exile in the small mountain town of Moonshine Hollow where moonshine flowed as freely as a mountain stream.

Giving up the law to become a baker in Moonshine Hollow turned out to be the best thing Zoey had ever done. She was happy and enjoying life in her new small town. But Zoey should have learned the first time . . . one night can change your whole life.

After unknowingly crashing a battle between witches, Zoey accidentally becomes a witch herself. That’s all before Zoey stumbles over a murder victim and the town’s sheriff becomes involved. Now she’s trying to find a murderer, stop two old witches from playing matchmaker, and learning she’s way more than a mere accidental witch.

And that’s all before fate turns up one more sexy hunk of a twist . . .

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Strip club, sexy bouncer, baked goods, accidental witch, and murder…yup! Pretty much sums it up 😉

Poor Zoey. Her career has been ruined. There is nothing better to do than let fate decide where you end up. She throws the knife at the map and ends up in Moonshine Hollow. Now, this town is a tiny place where everyone knows everyone…and everyone’s business. Zoey wiggles into these peoples’ lives and ends up being a integral part of the community. One crazy night, she ends up in the wrong place at the right time, or maybe it is the right place and the wrong time. You see, it’s all about perception here, lol! She is now a witch. After going through all the stages of denial, she embraces her witchiness pretty well. Now, there are two problems. She has a powerful group after her and all witches to steal their power, and there has been a murder. Oh wait! The bouncer from the club mysteriously comes back into her life! (wags eyebrows) There were many twisty turns with the perfect amount of wit and charm that kept me turning the pages. Even with murder, it is a cute cozy, witty, mystery.

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Kathleen Brooks is a multiple time New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen’s stories are romantic suspense mostly set in small fictional towns. Kathleen loves writing about strong female heroines, the men who love them, quirky characters, funny animals, strong communities, sassy octogenarians, and happily-ever-afters.

Kathleen lives in Kentucky with her husband, daughter, and two dogs who are waiting to make their appearance in one of her books. When not writing, Kathleen always finds time to enjoy reading a good book.

#WOTR24 #Review – The Risen: Reapers Book 2 by Tara Vasser

As a newly branded Reaper, my first mission was to Sanctuary Academy, a magical school for kids, to fight zombies. I mean Risen. Apparently the supernatural are quite sensitive when it comes to the categorization of the undead. And, okay, I wasn’t actually, technically, supposed to be there. But it turns out I have a knack for defeating the undead, so nobody complained too loudly about me tagging along.
My partner Gunnar and I figured it was a trap, courtesy of the Necromancer who has been dogging my steps from the moment I stumbled into this supernatural world. It was a trap, of course. But I wasn’t the intended prey as we suspected.
Stranded at the school, courtesy of a monster blizzard, I explore hidden passages and unlock new facets of my magical abilities in the process. I just hope I can unearth the secrets of Sanctuary Academy in time to rescue Gunnar from whatever grisly fate the Necromancer has planned.
As a newly branded Reaper, my first mission was to Sanctuary Academy, a magical school for kids, to fight zombies. I mean Risen. Apparently the supernatural are quite sensitive when it comes to the categorization of the undead. And, okay, I wasn’t actually, technically, supposed to be there. But it turns out I have a knack for defeating the undead, so nobody complained too loudly about me tagging along.
My partner Gunnar and I figured it was a trap, courtesy of the Necromancer who has been dogging my steps from the moment I stumbled into this supernatural world. It was a trap, of course. But I wasn’t the intended prey as we suspected.
Stranded at the school, courtesy of a monster blizzard, I explore hidden passages and unlock new facets of my magical abilities in the process. I just hope I can unearth the secrets of Sanctuary Academy in time to rescue Gunnar from whatever grisly fate the Necromancer has planned.

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

Being part of Death’s entourage and doing his bidding has not sat well with Chloe. She is a newly branded Reaper and still doesn’t understand fully what exactly she is. She is under Gunnar’s care and is supposed to be staying with Maude to continue her “education.” Since she wasn’t born into the supernatural world, she is very behind. Gunnar allows her to go with him to Sanctuary Academy to fight “the risen,” or in other words, zombies. Only these are unlike any zombies that the others have fought. It turns into a trap, Gunnar is kidnapped, and she is ordered by Death to stay at the school. Of course, Chloe can’t do what she is told as she is now just feeling like she can be useful. However, this turns into a mess too! As she is moonlighting as an Indiana Jones wannabe, she befriends one of the students, almost kills herself, learns new powers, and uncovers exactly what the kidnapping necromancer wants. Chloe just wants to do what’s right but can’t seem to get anyone to trust her to help. However, she did find some breadcrumbs that take her to Gunnar, but she now has even more questions as questions about her past and soul are triggered.

This story has a very intriguing and unique world. The characters can be very intense but are also witty and sincere. I am completely hooked and cannot wait to continue this series. I need to know what happens next!

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Tara is a writer who lives in the frozen north in Minnesota with her wonderful husband and two rambunctious little dudes. She is an engineer during the day, a crazy mom in the afternoon and a writer at night. She enjoys spending her time playing in the dirt when her gardens aren’t covered in snow and listening to a wide variety of music that inspires her writing – sometimes doing both at the same time.

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#WOTR24 #paranormal #Shifters #SpinoffSeries – Brave, Alumbra Pack book 4 by AJ Renee

A lifelong crush on her pack’s beta would only lead to heartbreak… or would it?When Carrie Somers returns to her pack after years in captivity, she’s annoyed to realize her childhood crush is as strong as ever. If only ending her attraction to Lance were as easy as shifting into her wolf.No matter how thrilled she is to be reunited with her family, she’s holding on by a thread. Between her overbearing family, the town gossips, and running into Lance at every turn, she is near her breaking point. How can she move on if everyone keeps walking on eggshells around her?Though young himself, Lance Selba had never imagined his mate would be a were as young as Carrie. Needing to hide their status until she was more mature, he leaned on his elders for support and agreed to a spell that would help safeguard the pair. Years later, Lance decided it was time for the spell to be removed and talk to her about it, but before he could ask, his world crashed down on him with news of her abduction.After Carrie rejoins their pack, witches remove the spell. His mate has been through hell, and no matter how much he and his wolf demand they claim her, they can’t. Lance must ease himself into her life, and she’s not making it easy on him.Secrets, no matter how innocent or well-meaning, have a way of hurting the ones they are trying to protect. Can Carrie find it in her heart to forgive the people who love her the most, or did they wait too long to tell her and the deception is one too many?

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I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

SWEET BABY JESUS!!  The chemistry was CRAZY in this book. YO I was dying for these 2 to get to banging…just kinding but kinda not.

Lance is seriously the most swoon worthy male ever.  I mean to see your mate when she is a child and you are a grown ass man…woof cannot even begin to deal with that ….then when you want to come forward and be like “Hey guuuuurlllll” she is kidnapped for 3 long years.  So much happens to Carrie but she returns and is dealing.  Lance is trying REAL hard to keep his stuff tight but when the woman who is your forever, the other half of your soul, and your future is giving you dagger eyes…yeah it kinda flips him out.  Broody doesn’t even begin to cut it with Lance.

There is so much for Carrie to understand.  She doesn’t know what this mating mark is.  She doesn’t understand why its been hidden from her.  She doesn’t understand why Lance would be fated with a damaged mate like her.

Lance on the other hand is flipping because he has loved Carrie since for ever but he wasn’t able to save her and he feels like he let her down by masking the mate bond.

GAH these 2!!  I am telling ya…intense chemistry.  As always we get to see some hilarious dialogue and funny character scene stealers like Scott from the car dealership.

But again I absolutely fell in love with these characters.  The family bond and mating dynamic is written very well by AJ.  I look forward to each of her books and cannot wait for who is next.  I admit I hope its Jaz.  The girl needs a bright sunny day after all her nights in the dark.

AJ Renee is a military wife and mother of three. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

She loves to read and write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When not working, you can find her playing World of Warcraft, board games, or outdoors for a run or hike.

#WOTR24 #Paranormal #Vampire #Demons #Witches – Jill, The Mates book 5 and The Protectors book 23 by Teresa Gableman

Once again, Jill stood at the crossroads of her life. The decision to leave her role as a VC Warrior had been a devastating choice that shattered her very being. Yet, the Warrior she had been molded into demanded the sacrifice, pushing her toward an uncertain future.

As she is confronted with a terrifying opportunity, Jill understands that there is only one path she can follow, even if it means risking everything she holds dear. The weariness of being a burden to others and, most importantly, to herself fuels her determination to forge her own destiny.

Loyalties will be strained, friendships challenged, and the bonds she cherishes will be tested. It’s a journey of self-discovery, a quest to unveil the real strength within Jill ‘Nichols’ Buchanan that hopefully leads her back to where she truly belongs.

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I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Jill is one of my favorite characters in the series.  She is brutally honest and takes no crap.  One the flip side she does take unnecessary risks to save those she loves.  Again bad ass WARRIOR!!  Slade is the perfect ying to her yang. He is so controlled and methodical but falls hard for the most uncontrolled and least methodical.  I mean I adore them.  So seeing them in this weird place of indecision was hard for me.  I mean we all know Jared is my mans BUT this couple is the heart of the series in many ways.

Jill did the hardest this she ever did when she trained and became a Warrior but she also did the bravest thing when she walked away…or did she.  She was so in her own head she didn’t really listen to all that the others said.  This book she finally listens to what others have to say. She soon realizes everyone loves her and wants the best for HER even her crazy mate, Slade. Slade also learned he needs to let his mate have a little bit of space PLUS open up to her about all things relationship wise and duty bound.

The side story of Gello, the demons, and Daniel were pretty important in the series overall ARC.  It was great to see more of the Dark Guardians and meet a few new characters.  *wiggles eyes up and down* this could get interesting  LOL

Daniel…I know he isn’t a child anymore but like Jill thinks, I think he IS a child.  The end of the book had me teary because we don’t know what is going to happen, but the path Daniel is on seems to be a lonely one.  Am I ready for him to find a mate?  No but damn he needs someone to love and cherish like his dad does his mom.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series.’ When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy, she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at an MMA event, or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers, which she loves most about writing. If you find the time, she would love to hear from you!

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#review #rh #mystery Some Kind of Monster (Friends with Monsters 2) by Albany Walker

Naughty girls need love too.

A beautiful monster, that’s what I am. My packaging is just a little nicer than the creatures you hear about dwelling in your closet.

With three baddies for my mates, things are definitely getting interesting. I think I’ve even convinced them not to kill each other.

But I have a new purpose, someone is hurting our kind. Stealing Charmed magic in arcane rituals that leave my friends drained and dead, and I won’t allow it.

It’s time for them to find out why even the Monsters fear me.

I am the bad guy

Companion novel to Friends with the Monster. RH story with adult themes not recommend for those under 18

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Review by Twinsie Dee

i was given this book by the author for an honest review.

once again, we are back with our three sexy monsters, and the one woman who could bring them all to their knees. Grim, Calix, Gunner and Dami, are all on the hunt trying to find the witch who is killing all the monsters that they know and don’t know. this is a huge mystery all the signs point to Vanessa, but there is known way she is able to do all this dark magic by herself she might be the face of this, but she isn’t the one pulling the strings. A few road trips, lots of hot and heavy time that gets very steamy, and the 3 guys getting more comfortable in their new house with Dami. Will they be able to crack this mystery before any more charmed creatures get killed or will there be a lot more bloodshed. another great book from Albany, and always leaving me wanting more after the flip of the last page.

Albany lives in Michigan where she’s happily married to her high school sweetheart. She spends most of her time juggling her four children’s extracurricular activities, with her nose stuck in a book. When not reading you can find her writing her very own book boyfriends. Albany’s passion is writing romance with real characters that are far from perfect, but always seem to find their own happily ever after.

#Review – Love at First Haunt: A Ghostly Paranormal Romance (Haunted Ever After Book 1) #Review – Love at First Haunt by Carrie Pulkinen


A psychic who’s afraid of ghosts…
Is that even a thing?

For medium Allison Gray, it certainly is. She’s seen dead people for as long as she can remember, but a harrowing incident from her past has left her terrified of spirits.

The one in Logan’s house is no exception.

Logan Mitchell is an empath, and while his gift of reading people’s emotions has come in handy in the business world, it’s about to drive him insane. Literally.

If his psychic power doesn’t make him crazy, the ghost that’s haunting him soon will.

He’s given up hope of ever having a normal life, until he meets Allison.

She could be the answer to his prayers, but even if she can overcome her fears, loving Logan will mean risking her life.

If you like steamy romance with a spooky twist, you’ll love this heart-melting ghost story!

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Previously published as To Catch a Spirit by Carrie Pulkinen

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Mediums, fate, and ghosts…all wrapped up in a steamy happily ever after!

I have to be honest, the moment that I found out that Logan was rich, I almost put the book down. I have read enough of those that they all seem to be the same. However, I powered through because a lot of the story was still based around Allison and am happy I did. Logan is not the billionaire I have come to expect with similar stories. While at Logan’s first party in his new mansion, Allison has a terrible interaction with a ghost, but she has also picked up on some very strong feelings from Logan. Logan is an empath but does not realize it. He believes that his quirks are just that, quirks. Fate puts these two into a tailspin within the story until they literally collide and come together over a female spirit that haunts the mansion who thinks Logan is her husband. Allison and Logan both have a history and are completely broken, but just when you think love is all lost, these two actually complete each other. Super sweet and a great read!

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USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Pulkinen (pronounced PULL-kin-in) has always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her love of a good happily-ever-after, and becoming a paranormal romance author seems like the only logical career choice.

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