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#WOTR19 #RH #Review #Paranormal #Excerpt – Of Death And Darkness (Lady of Darkness #1) by Brandy Slaven

Of Death And Darkness (Lady of Darkness, #1)

Mel spends the first twenty-four years of her life as a friendless loner with no family. All she is trying to do is find her place to exist. What she is expecting is definitely not what she gets. Will she be able to handle the destiny that the fates have chosen for her?

“It’s so peaceful here at the ocean. You have the constant drowning of the waves crashing against each other and on the shore. The wind is never still. Always a nervous bee in your ear. If I’ve ever thought of any place as home, this would be it. Finding myself lost in my thoughts again, I take a seat in the sand and stare blankly out into nothing.

The silence is the first thing that I notice. The static behind my ears has been my companion for well over two years. So of course, I should notice when it decides to go on vacation. I’m automatically on alert. I don’t stand or make any sudden moves, because I don’t know where the precognition of danger is coming from.

If I hadn’t been searching, I probably never would have seen them.”

*17+ Due to mature subjects/situations and language.

Goodreads

Holy Hells Bells.  Paranormal is my go-to genre.  I am a huge fan of Brandy’s contemporary so when I saw she has a paranormal, I was stoked!! Then to find out it’s a REVERSE HAREM…shut the front door.  But then to see she has a fresh spin on covens, mates and harems…..holy multi-level happiness points for me.

Mel is just existing in life.  She works at a bar with Theo and just gets up, works and goes to bed.  No real excitement other then her cat.  When she meets a few amazingly hot guys and they also think she is pretty great she is so happy to finally FEEL like a member of something….I mean the fangs have got to be the drugs talking right????

When Mel invites Liam to “stay the night” everything changes in her life.  She finds out that Vampires are real and she is the magic glue, so to speak, this coven has been looking for.  She is their “lady”.  She is the life essence for them and they for her.  What I loved is that even though this is a harem she is not mated to every guy.  Does she love them? Yes! Does she want to protect them? Yes, but she only has a true mating with some of the vampires through the story.

Mel and her coven are watching the news when they see some other covens are being slaughtered by some bad, humans.  The story then begins to turn and we see the weak human Mel become the strong protector and vampire leader for her coven.

There are a lot of twists and turns plus some sexy times between Mel and her Mates but the I loved the new and fresh take on the vampire/RH/Coven storyline.  Vampires are hard to find a new fresh take on and I think this was done fabulously!!!

I am seriously bummed I can’t sit and read book 2 all day tomorrow because the book ends with Mel and her guys going to help someone else

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

 

#WOTR19 #ReleaseDay #Poems #ShortStories #Review – Scream: A Collection Of Fears Anthology (Twisted Anthologies Book 1)

Brandy Slaven is our attending author.
Scream: A Collection Of Fears Anthology (Twisted Anthologies Book 1)

What fear steals your breath and leaves your bones shaking?

Is it the monster under your bed? The old attic in your grandparent’s house? Tight, closed spaces or creepy crawlies? Maybe even the deep, dark oblivion of the open water?

Grab a flashlight, close your closet door, and crawl under the covers with this chilling anthology filled with short stories and poems by some of your favorite WhyChoose authors, writing in a way you’ve never seen before.

Want to know the most chilling part?

These are the fears of the authors themselves and set into the hands of each other…



**Trigger warning: This anthology contains dark material that delves into fears. It may be sensitive to some. Enter if you dare.**

K.B. Everly
Stacy Jones
Nichole Riley
CB Morrigan
Cece Rose
Brandy Slaven
Nova Blake
LA Kirk
Joely Sue Burkhart
Jenèe Robinson
Erica Andrews
Dana Lyons
K.B. Wheelock
Tabitha Barret
Ellabee Andrews
N.K. Stackhouse
Caia Daniels
Kristen Aitken
Angelique Armae – National Bestselling Author
Carrie Whitethorne – USA Today Bestselling Author
E.M. Moore – USA Today Bestselling Author
Helen Scott – USA Today Bestselling Author

Goodreads

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

This book is hella creepy. The short stories gave me some wigged out feelings and the poems made me stop to look around. The authors got what they were going for.

I admit when I got this anthology I was kinda like EH about reading it and then I started. Each story or poem makes you stop and think about how you handle the ”monsters in the bed” and other creepy imaging we have about fears we live with.

If you aren’t a horror fan like me, you still can appreciate the ability the authors have in giving you the creeps in just a few lines or pages!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – The Arbiter (Divinely Damned #1) by K.B. Everly and Brandy Slaven

#WOTR19 attending author BRANDY SLAVEN

 

The Arbiter (Divinely Damned, #1)

 

“She is too sinful to be Divine
and too righteous to be Damned.”
 

Nocturna; a hybrid, an all around smart ass, and the owner of The Apothecary, a night club for all the denizens that walk the earth to play amongst humans, is about to have her life altered by the Creator of all.

The last Arbiter has fallen and a new one must be chosen, one of both Divine and Damned blood. She will be both judge and executioner for the supernatural races, choosing how to punish or bless the souls brought before her.

Within her first week with her new status, Damned from all over are disappearing and disturbing videos of Damned being tortured and killed are surfacing. When Lord Monroe, one of The Infernal leaders of the Damned, becomes one of those who are missing, the Damned begin to point their fingers at The Rites; the Divine soldiers who are part of The Order of Abel. The clock is ticking, and it is her responsibility to find who is responsible and pass judgement. With the help of Enoch, an Infernal of the Damned, and Larkan, a Rite of the Order, Nocturna travels to Lord Monroe’s estate, hoping to find clues as to what happened to him and all the others.

Her integrity and her heart will be pushed and pulled in all directions as she faces the biggest dilemma of her existence; can she make the decision that is right for the lives of all, not the decision that is easiest for her. Will she stay true and lead the world into peace? Or will she choose sides like all the Arbiters before her and lead them all to destruction?

**This is a Reverse Harem Dark Romance that is recommended for ages 18+. There are elements of violence, such as torture and a body count, and steamy scenes that are sure to light you on fire. If you’re into that sort of thing, then boy do we have the book for you!

 

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First, the cover of this book is amazing! Second, the premise of the story is incredible! Third, I can’t wait for the sequel!

 

“There’s always a fine line between everything. Love and hate. Cruelty and compassion. Pure and tainted. Light and dark. Most fail on either side of the spectrum within black or white, but none fall on that line that flows through the grey areas. No one is a perfect balance of all those things.”

 

This is what the Arbiter is supposed to be. Nocturna is a half breed. Half Divine and half Damned. There are very few halfies in the world and the Creator chooses one to be the Arbiter. The Arbiter is judge and jury over the Damned and Divine. Nocturna believes in a place that both beings can be themselves as long as nobody breaks the rules. She has created a sort of sanctuary for both within her club, The Apothecary. One eventful night and her world is rocked when she becomes the Arbiter. She finds that a past love and heartbreak, Enoch, is part of the Infernal who are the leaders of the Damned. She falls for Monroe, another leader of the Infernal. And has an incredible bond with Larkan, a Rite with the Divine. As they find out that Damned have been abducted and tortured they all find that they are part of the bigger picture and need to save these souls and stop the torturing. At the same time we are finding that not everyone on their team are loyal and their are traitors in the midst. Monroe ends up being captured, one of her dearest friends are abducted and her friend’s husband has been killed. Nocturna has to turn herself over to the bad guys in order to try and save the ones she love. And all the men in her life are going to be needed to keep her balanced between the Divine and the Damned.

 

This is a dark paranormal reverse harem story that is very intriguing. There is a lot going on within the big picture. It is dark and mysterious and is intense on the emotions evoked. It seemed to me like there was a lot of world building going on but some things were missed or rushed. Some of the characters were a little underdeveloped in my opinion. There was always just something out of reach. Overall though, I really enjoyed the story. There is a cliffhanger and I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to see how the story develops. It’s a wicked start to what I am sure will be an intense series!

 

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Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

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#WOTR19 #RH #Contemporary #WhyChoose #Review – Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #2) by Brandy Slaven

Refusing Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #2)

Kendall and her quad are moving on to the next chapter of their life. They now face the demanding schedules of going to seperate colleges and the boys’ new football stardom.
When circumstances and doubt threaten the relationship the five of them have built, it will become Kendall’s responsiblility to hold them together. But what happens when her past comes back to haunt her? Rejoin Kendall’s world in this next installment of the White Trash Trilogy.

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I received this book from a friend.

WHAT!!  This book has so much going on with so many twists and turns. #Anxiety #Stress #MakeUpSex

So our girl, Kendall has gone off to college with her Quad of boys, Mav, T, Goose and Lucas.  They all rent a house but due to football, they must live in the dorms.  Kendall is surviving in a haunted house all by herself. She is so funny with talking to a perceived ghost in her house but it seems maybe a ghost it isn’t buutttt something much worse………….*Que ominous music*

The Quad and Kendall seem to be in a good place until someone starts to stalk our girl and her Quad.  We start to have a little bit of anxiety for our new family.  We see them connecting but we also start to see some stress in the family bond.  One of the guys gets hurt in a game and his past comes to haunt him plus one of the guys maybe, possibly strays from Kendall *Gasp* Say it isn’t so….we start to see doubt and hurt creeping into our hearts.  Dude I was just as sad as Kendall!!    But God love her for never giving up on her guys or their family.

The twists and turns are SPECTACULAR I this book.  I would also like to add that the “Loving” scenes are also SPECTACULAR in this book *wink wink* but the end of the story when some bad things happen to our girl…….my heart was on the floor.  The guys really rally to help her and fix this family and holy shit do they ever find the perfect way to fix everything!!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 #RH #review #Contemporary – Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Brandy Slaven


Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #1)

“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

The rain steadily falls around us as we stand under the little canopy area. His hand is still at my elbow and I want nothing more than to lean into him. My eyes fall to my bus as it pulls away from the curb. Tears pool in my eyes and streak down my face at the thought of my now miserable walk home.

Lucas uses his other hand to pull my chin up to face him. His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be. People are staring, and I couldn’t give two shits as Lucas locks eyes with me. His flicks down to my lips and back up again.

Goodreads

I received this book from a friend.

SHUT UP!!  #WhyChoose is why I LOVE RH!!!  My friend Mary was all “DUDE you need these books in your life” and then she gifted them to me.  HOLY HELLS BELLS!!!  I sat and read 50% before I knew it. Kendall is so awesome and feisty and yet so broken and damaged.  The guys IE Mav, Teagan, Goose/Grant and Lucas made my heart just beat so fast and so hard for each of them.  Each guy is so different but such a needed part to make Kendall whole again.

Kendall is the only girl who has the strength and NERVE to take on these 4 different guys.  “The Quad”, as she calls them, are sweet and hard headed but so in love with our girl.  They are so confused and yet they can’t wait to try and make her theirs separately and as a group.

Kendall has had so much hardship losing her parents, her nana, her dying grandpa and her VanPelt brothers AKA her boyfriends.  She is just living and dealing with a jealous rival named Derrick.  Kendall has no idea why he hates her yet he won’t leave her alone.

The Quad comes to her restaurant and she is none to pleased at their come on so gives them the business!!  She may live in a trailer park and everyone might THINK she is less than, but she lives by a certain code of honor.

As the story unfolds, we see the guys showing up and helping her out but individually stealing kisses and moments.  When a fun trip to the mountains turns sour, Kendall turns her back and runs.  When her crappy life gets eve worse, she is shut off to the world until her guys come back and refuse to leave her.

When the 5 decide to give things a try, we can see the stress of the unknown disappear.  When the decide to openly claim each other as THEIRS, we can see the group becoming closer and tighter.  I can’t wait to read the net book and have it downloaded to start right away!!!

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#NewRelease #RH #Paranormal – The Arbiter: Divinely Damned Book One by KB Ladnier and Brandy Slaven

The Arbiter (Divinely Damned #1)

“She is too sinful to be Divine
and too righteous to be Damned.”
 

Nocturna; a hybrid, an all around smart ass, and the owner of The Apothecary, a night club for all the denizens that walk the earth to play amongst humans, is about to have her life altered by the Creator of all.

The last Arbiter has fallen and a new one must be chosen, one of both Divine and Damned blood. She will be both judge and executioner for the supernatural races, choosing how to punish or bless the souls brought before her.

Within her first week with her new status, Damned from all over are disappearing and disturbing videos of Damned being tortured and killed are surfacing. When Lord Monroe, one of The Infernal leaders of the Damned, becomes one of those who are missing, the Damned begin to point their fingers at The Rites; the Divine soldiers who are part of The Order of Abel. The clock is ticking, and it is her responsibility to find who is responsible and pass judgement. With the help of Enoch, an Infernal of the Damned, and Larkan, a Rite of the Order, Nocturna travels to Lord Monroe’s estate, hoping to find clues as to what happened to him and all the others.

Her integrity and her heart will be pushed and pulled in all directions as she faces the biggest dilemma of her existence; can she make the decision that is right for the lives of all, not the decision that is easiest for her. Will she stay true and lead the world into peace? Or will she choose sides like all the Arbiters before her and lead them all to destruction?

**This is a Reverse Harem Dark Romance that is recommended for ages 18+. There are elements of violence, such as torture and a body count, and steamy scenes that are sure to light you on fire. If you’re into that sort of thing, then boy do we have the book for you!

Goodreads

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

K.B. Ladnier is from a small city in Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and three cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She is a cyborg and spends most of her time hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks as she reads her favorite books. She hates the beach yet lives only ten minutes away from it and daydreams of mountains and snow. She is married to a hot nerd and loves him dearly even though he hordes cookies and occasionally hides her prosthetic leg from her when she’s mad, so he can get a quick escape. She plans to write as long as people continue loving what she does, otherwise she’s going to say screw it and do her second dream of owning a coffee shop. Though, she may still do both.