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#WOTR20 – #Review – Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms, #1) by Brandy Slaven

Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms, #1)

When Rubi finds herself out on a singles cruise headed for the Bahamas, she can’t help but to wonder how her life has gone so horribly wrong. Many speed dates later and one drunken night on the deck sends Rubi head over heels, literally. She finds herself in the cold water of the Atlantic watching the boat she was cursing not long ago, sail off into the distance. Stranded in the middle of the ocean, she knows it’s only a matter of when she dies, not if. When three gorgeous identical strangers show up out of nowhere, Rubi is certain she is drunk and hallucinating. As they whisper dark promises in her ear and drag her into the dark abyss, she says goodbye to her pathetic life. Little does Rubi know, she is about to be thrust into a world full of magic, centuries old prophecies, sea monsters, and mermaids.


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Love me some mermen! I love the premise of this story! Rubi is a hot freaking mess. She is on a singles cruise, gets a bit tipsy, and falls off the ship. She has chalked it that she is going to die. She wakes up in a swanky room with three incredibly handsome men. She thinks she had a crazy one night stand and is still on the cruise ship. Oh the things she feels and how she reacts to finding out that the three handsome men are actually cursed meren….and her mates….and then finding out about her true past! Oh the list goes on and on. She is the hope for these mermen to break the curse and bring life back to their realm. Then she realizes just how comfortable and at home she is. She is to be their queen, but has absolutely no queen-ish mannerisms. She is an absolute riot! Her hunky mermen all have crazy different personalities and each one worships her like the queen that she is. You really get to see their love for each other when other characters are introduced. 

I was immediately sucked in with Rubi and her sarcasm. Then there are the three Z’s (the handsome mermen) and their crazy different personalities with all of their hotness. Smush this all together and you have a wonderful new world, full of intense love, laughter, and some hawt sexy time. Oh, and don’t let me forget the action. There are monsters out there that are full of hatred and nastiness. The battle between good and evil is never ending. I love how this story ended and am looking forward to the next in this series. 

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 a state park.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Bantamweight (Hallow Brothers 5) by Tricia Andersen

Abraham Hallow would do just about anything to get out from under his oldest brother, Josiah’s, thumb. That includes performing as the Luchador in the local semi-professional wrestling circuit. He gets more than he bargained for when he hooks up with a woman with multicolored hair. The draw to her is undeniable. He wakes up the following morning with the ancient mark of his ancestors, mating him to the mystery woman he met the night before.

It was a simple mission—find the infamous Hallow brothers, kill them, and bring back the amulet. Kai’s plans get derailed after one night of hot, crazy sex with a mask wrestler. When she finds out the wrestler was none other than Abraham Hallow, the youngest of the Hallow brothers, she is exiled from the mermaid kingdom. Yet the orders from her king still stand. Can she deny her ever-growing love for Abraham, or will she fulfill her duties of killing him?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52905422-bantamweight

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bantamweight-Hallow-Brothers-Book-5-ebook/dp/B086MK623W/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&keywords=Tricia+Andersen&qid=1587261310&sr=8-19

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Baby brother Abe is sick and tired of being treated like that a baby he is an adult who can make his own choices and when his big brother Josiah dont want him to fight like the rest of them he takes it upon himself to transform into the mask man so that know one will know he is actually a Hallow. After a fight one night he had his strange feeling and seen this beautiful rainbow haired beauty in the crowd, once back in the locker room the door opened and their she was looking for him well next thing she was pined against the locker. he never thought he would see her again well until the famous Hallow mating mark appeared. Abe wasnt sure he was ready for a mate but ready or not he had one and little did he know that she was actually a mermaid, so after the king of the seas had found out he wanted nothing more then to have Abe killed for marking his seer with his mark. Well crazier things happen when it comes to the Hallows fighting to make sure they are safe their mates are safe and that the world isnt coming to an end anytime soon. This was a great read defiantly wasnt sure were this was going when i first started it but i loved how it ended Abe was so thoughtful proved to his other brothers that he wasnt a little kid anymore and that he in fact had grown up.
Review by Twinsie Dee

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR20 #RH #Mermaids – Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms Book 1) by Brandy Slaven

Sunken Empire (Saga of Evanescent Realms Book 1) by [Brandy Slaven]

When Rubi finds herself out on a singles cruise headed for the Bahamas, she can’t help but to wonder how her life has gone so horribly wrong. Many speed dates later and one drunken night on the deck sends Rubi head over heels, literally. She finds herself in the cold water of the Atlantic watching the boat she was cursing not long ago, sail off into the distance. Stranded in the middle of the ocean, she knows it’s only a matter of when she dies, not if. When three gorgeous identical strangers show up out of nowhere, Rubi is certain she is drunk and hallucinating. As they whisper dark promises in her ear and drag her into the dark abyss, she says goodbye to her pathetic life. Little does Rubi know, she is about to be thrust into a world full of magic, centuries old prophecies, sea monsters, and mermaids.


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Sunken Empire by Brandy Slaven

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

When Brandy told me she was writing a RH about mermaids….girl I was all in.  I think I have read maybe 1 or 2 mermaid books.  Hello mermaids are awesome!

So I started reading the book and was initially in love with the males in the story.  Each Mer was totally different but all looking for the way to reclaim their kingdom.  When they go out on a swim, they feel a put and get a sign that their mate is near.  Enter Rubi.  The three brothers are knocked on their butts over her.

Rubi is a hot mess and I love that about her!!  LOL  She is on a cruise and gets wasted drunk before falling off the boat. She wakes up and thinks she has had a one night stand with people on her cruise.  She is kinda taken aback when they throw the whole “Mate”, “Queen” and “Life” at her.  But seriously, I love her hard core.

As the story goes and Rubi and her triple Z’s fall into a routine the story throws a huge couple of plot twists like who is Rubi’s dad and who is the new stranger to enter their kingdom.

The story is amazing and seeing all the changes and additions to the cast of characters made my heart so happy.  I absolutely loved the world building Brandy did for the paranormal world.  I cannot wait to see what happens especially after Rubi does the unthinkable not knowing what is appropriate and not.  She is all in for her mates and their kingdom.  She will do all she can to help protect everyone she touches.

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.