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#WOTR18 #Review #Paranormal – Baiting a Berserker, Paranormal Dating Agency by Savannah Verte

Baiting a Berserker (Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle Worlds)

Addian Hevir doesn’t want a mate, he needs one…to save his clan, and himself before the beast within consumes what’s left of his humanity. As a berserker, it’s only a matter of time before one, or both happen. Time is perilously short.
Fynn Barrow has had more than her share of Mr. Wrongs. A strong, independent Mer-woman, she’s not going to be content with just any man. She needs to be wanted by one who can meet her challenges in return. She’s not interested in playing the damsel in distress, or the dutiful housewife, to anyone.
Gerri confidently pairs them, but it only takes one meeting for them both to have doubts. Can two dominant personalities find the balance to come together before others interfere and send one to their death, and the other back to square one? Or, will it take the imminent threat to drive them where they need to be?

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I purchased this book.

I have had the pleasure of knowing this author for a few years and was like I NEED TO READ HER…so I scrolled through her Goodreads list of books and this book just jumped out at me. I love Paranormal and I Love Shifters sooooo yup I one clicked it and jumped in.  I sat on my butt and devoured the book in one sitting.

I have not read a mermaid book, so I was excited to read about Flynn and the Lore in regard to mermaids.  I have read about a Berserker or two in paranormal books previously but something about Addain I liked.  I think the initial dinner failure was so awkward that I loved it…weird right???  Who loves to read that?  Oh, just me!!  LOL

Like Addain I think Mermaids are cute little sea creatures but hearing all about Mermaids and then seeing them in action…YIKES New found respect.  Flynn is a bad a$$ Lady who will protect what is hers and Addain is ALL Hers!!

Berserkers are pretty intense people.  Addain is not initially attracted to Flynn until he sees Her strength and command in situations.  Then he realized that maybe, just maybe, this mermaid can handle him and his clan.  Ya see, Addian needs to find a mate and find one soon or he will lose his clan to people trying to overthrow him.  The couple meet through a specialized dating match maker for paranormal beings.

The reading of their journey to them meeting, getting to know one another, mating and then protecting Addains station in the clan is a quick read but I really did enjoy it.  I would love to see Fil get a book because I feel as though she will be a riot!!

 

A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just this: a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

Follow Savannah on Facebook
or on her webpage: My Revolution

 

#WOTR18 #AttendingAuthor – Author Spotlight Savannah Verte

Savannah Verte

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Savannah Verte – writer, publisher, mother, federal compliance auditor

When and Why did you start to write?

High school required for class, but loved it

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Grisham, Clancy, DeMille

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I can’t do it until I have the outline and arcs complete, I’m too squirrely. Once I have the pieces set, it takes a couple days to purge the book out from my head.

What are you working on now?

so many pieces…The Custos series 4 & 5, a Kindle World piece, another flip-flopped fairy tale, and a spin off from Gravedigger

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I tried pantsing…it makes me psychotic. Plotter all the way

What are your social links?

Web

Facebook

What are your buy links?

Amazon

Review by Elaine

Review of Gravedigger HERE

#WOTR18 #PreOrder – Once Upon a Twisted Time

Savannah Verte, Christine Alvarez,  and Jolanthe Aleksander

Releasing May 8, 2018

Once Upon A Twisted Time #OUATT
Drawing from a well of myth and legend, each of these 15 USA
Today and NYT Best Selling Authors, has put their own twist on a story from childhood.

Beast Underneath by Julie Morgan

An impossible spell. An unwanted lover. A dark tale in the making. Nightmares can frighten even the bravest of men, but when dreams become reality, Bella will not know whether she is asleep… or awake. When a mysterious man ventures to Paris, havoc will shake Bella to her core. All malicious activities point to her, but she has no memory of it. Her only ally is her husband, Adrian. As the spell is moments from fruition, Adrian offers to take her place. Meddling with magic, after all, always comes with a price.

 

Love Is For The Birds by Angelica Dawson

Odette’s story has been made famous by Tchaikovsky, but what if there were more to the story? What if Odette got a second chance at happiness? What if she had a friend to share all her trials and tribulations?

Anna and Vlad each stand in the shadow of their friends, but together they have a fairy tale all their own.

 

Mine Before Midnight By: Amy L Gale

Ember Gray dreams of escaping the only world she’s ever known, the Chrome Crusaders Motorcycle Club, until tragedy strikes and she’s trapped with her malicious stepmother and two stepsisters. Confined to the house every night by midnight, Ember is subjected to their constant abuse with no way out.

Cruz Jackson takes what he wants when he wants it. As president of the Nevada chapter of the Chrome Crusaders, he lives for the moment total freedom, no rules, and no regrets.

Sparks fly at an MC wedding when best man Cruz is paired with Ember, the maid of honor. Enticed by her sharp tongue and perfect body he can’t resist anything about her but before he can seal the deal, Ember takes off without warning leaving behind a studded black stiletto. Armed with one of her shoes, Cruz sets off to find the woman who captivates his soul but gets more than he bargained for when he’s thrown into chaos, conspiracy, and murder.

Will he toss his club loyalties to the wind to save Ember or does it all end at midnight?

 

Mended by Emily Cyr

Marin has spent her life inexplicably feeling like a part of her very being was tattered. As a result, she has dedicated her life to restoring antique art and has become the best in her field.

However, a life of repairing broken paintings isn’t enough to fill the void within, and Marin finds herself on her first vacation ever. This was meant to be the trip where she could finally mend the part of herself that’s missing.

Hours after repairing an ancient tapestry at a quaint bed and breakfast, she grows incomprehensibly tired, and wakes up to realize she’s not in her room, with no memory of when or how she left. The strange night isn’t what worries Marin most, though – it’s the fact that she’s woken up as something far from human and has suddenly had her eyes opened to a world she couldn’t see before, one filled with witches, bear-shifters, and hunters.

Now, Marin must choose which life she wants. She can embrace her new self and finally feel whole, but will always be hunted by someone hell-bent on revenge. Or she can go back to the comfortable life she once knew, and be the downfall of an entire race. Only Marin can make the choice, before it’s too late.

 

Keys to Her Heart by Lori King

The Prince…

Evan Blake has never wanted for anything. He’s never been hungry or made do with hand-me-downs. Born into generations of determined, successful businessmen, he’s charged with keeping his family’s legacy intact and building on it. It isn’t until his high-school crush returns to town, that he realizes he needs more…

The Pauper…

Walker Ash has scraped for everything he owns. Every day is a test of his ability to charm his way through life, because it’s the only thing he’s never had a shortage of. She was his teenage wet dream, and now she’s his adult craving…

The Challenge…

Best friends since elementary school, Walker and Evan have always been at odds over their different lifestyles, but one drunk bet will have them swapping lives for a day. The challenge has been accepted, and the prize is one worth winning. Which man will walk away with the keys to her heart?

 

Severed Hearts by Elizabeth Raven

Come. Sit down, and join me for a story. Please, forgive me if it seems a bit gory. This ghastly tale is thanks to the Brother’s Grimm. Hold on to your organs, life, and limbs! Fret not, Dear Reader. The bloody beginning does not persist, and the rest of the tale you simply can’t resist. Settle in, and cast all doubt aside, as we embark on one hell of a ride! No time for squeamishness or personal aversions, lest you risk never knowing the fate of Lily and the Three Army Surgeons.

 

Snow by Erzabet Bishop

Fairytales can bite…

To look to the future, sometimes you have to unearth the secrets of the past.

Snow longs to find a true love of her own, but when her father returns from war with a new bride, her carefully planned out life slips through her fingers. Her new stepmother, the Queen, harbors a dangerous secret. One malicious kiss sends Snow tumbling into a sinister landscape of dark desires and a new manifestation that can save her or destroy everything she’s ever held dear.

Darkness can hide the most sultry of nights.

Gideon and his men guard the king, but even they can’t protect him from his murderous new bride. When the castle falls prey to the Queen’s ire, they find themselves under the spell of the moon. Can they harness their new reality to protect the newest target of the Queen’s wrath, or will they once again be victims of her unholy power play?

 

The Huntress & The Frog by Louisa Bacio

One more job and Melody plans to retire her fighting knives. Her final mission is to protect an elitist prince until he finds his mate. But there’s more to his royal highness than meets the eye.

Victor needs to marry a princess in order to break the curse of the voodoo king of New Orleans. Instead, he gets a huntress.

In a wicked case of opposites attract, the adult version of this classic tale proves the power of pleasure.

 

Breathe Me to Life by Jolanthe Aleksander

Ailsa was biding her time when the call of the music floating on the wings of the night’s wind led her to a moonlit glen and another world.

Kellan, Prince of the Fae Court, was tired and bored with things as they were until a young woman not only sparked his interest but his desire to finally claim a mate.

Two souls find in each other a connection unlike any other.

A chance encounter brought them together. A dream created a bond. Will the jealousy of one who was scorned tear them apart? Or will love’s kiss breathe life into a sleeping beauty?

 

Red by Tara Vasser

In the aftermath of a tragic car accident, Red is resurrected by a Vampire. As repayment for her second life, she spends a decade being groomed to serve as a peace offering between enemies.

Upon arrival at the estate of her betrothed, Red soon realizes the cruelty of her husband-to-be and the sterility of his manse are more than she can bear. Seeking refuge, she flees to the woods where nothing is as it seems. There, she is drawn to a dangerous figure shrouded in secrecy. It is within the trees where Red will discover who is predator and who is prey.

 

Jess Haines

Time can change anyone’s story. Even mine.

Once upon a time, there was a forest with an enchanted lake whose waters brimmed with secrets…

There are many versions of my story. You may have heard that an evil wizard transformed a princess into a swan. Or perhaps the tale of a witch who turned a beautiful queen into a white duck to take her royal place at the side of the king. Or that a prince stole a woman’s veil to prevent her from transforming into a bird and flying away from him.

A little truth may be sprinkled in all these tales. I cannot speak for them all.

But this one is mine.

 

Twelve by Savannah Verte

Lyford Rousseau needs a son. He has thirty years to fulfill an agreement or lose his kingdom forever. Multiple wives and a dozen children later, he learns the price of deception, and of apathy. Will it cost him everything?

This version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses twists what you thought you knew from your childhood fairy tales and shows what the good king was really worried about. It wasn’t dance slippers. There’s more dirty than a dance in this twisted tale.

 

Alice Goes to Hell by: Christine Alvarez

When Alice learns that a recent murder of a stripper has an uncanny resemblance to a cold case dubbed The Wonderland Murders, she doesn’t hesitate before jumping down the rabbit hole of a mad man’s story.
Desperate to solve her mother’s murder and finally bring down the man who turned her favorite childhood fairytale into a horror story, she works to interpret the clues he’s left just for her.
But even with the help of her fiancé Tony, Alice always seems to be running late, until the mad man himself invites her to a tea party of his own making.

 

Jak the Giant Healer by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Sometimes it takes being kidnapped to figure out who you were meant to be.

Jak has spent her life as her father’s live in babysitter. But when he loses her in a card game to the man she’s refused for the last year, Jak refuses to take it lying down. Things only seem to go downhill when Jak when she’s kidnapped by the Jätte and taken to their kingdom in the sky.

Stefan is the heir to the crown of Luften. His only desire has been to heal his father and save his kingdom. But when the fiery Jak arrives from the ground kingdom of Fairelle, everything Stefan thinks he wants shifts with one look at her.

Jak needs nothing more than to find her place in the world, Stefan only needs to save his kingdom. Together they might just find a life worth living.

 

 

Authors include: Julie Morgan, Rebekah R Ganiere, Savannah Verte, Amy L Gale, Louisa Bacio, D.D. Miers, Lori King, Emily Cyr, Jess Haines, Tara Vasser, Elizabeth Raven, Christine Alvarez, Jolanthe Aleksander, Erzabet Bishop, Angelica Dawson

 

#WOTR – #Review – Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball by Savannah Verte

Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball: A motivational tale of personal transformation with humor, adventure, and friendship.

Four women face their flaws, fears, and futures when they meet in person for the first time for a girl’s weekend in Las Vegas. Each gets a bit more than they bargained for as they get to know one another over three days in Sin City. Truths come out to prompt change as they learn that life is less about the cards in their hands than the way they play the game.
In the end they realize that there is more about them alike than different and that anything is possible with friends who support their journeys. Three days, a Mexican revolutionary, and a Magic 8-ball that came along for the ride later, they each leave Las Vegas different than when they arrived.

Sometimes what happens in Vegas can’t stay.

Goodreads

This is out of my normal zone of reading but I really enjoyed this book. Most of us can relate to the women that this story follows. They met in an online book club and are all very different women. They finally meet for a “girls weekend” in Vegas. It was a little difficult for me at first to keep all the women straight but ultimately I fell in love with these characters. They are all dealing with some sort of demon in their life. The brief history lesson you get about this revolution is a great part of this story. The magic 8 ball is relevant as well. They all are on their own personal revolution and become better friends for this. I can’t go into the story too much because it will give it all away. This is a light, funny read with great friendship. This is a must read for all women!

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Savannah Verte

A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

Her first release in decades, Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball began the journey August 1, 2015. Her short story, What they didn’t know, was featured in the January/February BTS magazine, and she co-authored a paranormal piece, Kingdoms Fall, which came out in early 2016. Her next two solo ventures, the first two books in The Custos series -Book of Time & Book of Change also released in 2016. After that, she’ll be working on her competition piece, Chasing Daylight for Cherry Adair’s Finish the Damn Book Challenge, she has an upcoming anthology work called Immortal Alchemy, and an untitled short story for a charity anthology that is a TBA release. There is a long list of titles to come after those are done too.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

Follow Savannah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte
or on her webpage My Revolution: www.savannahverte.com