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Goddess of Night: Book Review

Goddess of Night (Amaranthine Book 9) by Joleene Naylor

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A war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend Sarah and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, never dreaming the fight will come to them.

A horrific attack leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins. Sightings say Sarah may have escaped, but with her mother in a coma, should Katelina go? Or should she stay? Will more destruction follow when Samael catches Lilith’s scent?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the weak, terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

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My Review: What an amazing end to the Amaranthine saga. I’m just blown away by what Joleene Naylor has done with this series. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – this vampire series does NOT sparkle. The Amaranthine series is definitely for grownups. Raw, sometimes violent, sexy, and filled with twists and turns, the series as a whole is absolutely incredible. Goddess of Night is certainly no exception.

In this book, our heroine Katelina proves she is no longer a frightened human who is being shoved kicking and screaming from one bad situation to the next. She has taken control of her destiny and her life. She plunges headfirst into an all-out war between ancient vampires of unimaginable powers. What I love about Katelina is that even though she has become a strong fighter and a fearsome immortal, she still carries with her some of her human vulnerabilities. When it comes to relationships, she still sometimes makes decisions based on emotion instead of logic. I love the fact that, despite her enormous evolution as a character throughout this series, she is still Katelina. Of course, I have my favorite secondary characters, but among those who really stood out to me in this book were Micah (love him in this book!), Oren, Torina, and Zander.

For those who are familiar with this series, there are some serious shockers in Goddess of Night. Lives are lost, while others are changed beyond recognition. A huge betrayal leaves Katelina reeling. I finished reading this book two days ago, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I even dreamed about it last night! Needless to say, I am more in love with the Amaranthine world than ever. Please, if you haven’t read this series, do yourself a favor and get started right now.

My Rating: 5 stars!!!

5 stars

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Another Night Touched Teaser

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You can grab a copy of Celine (Book 1 in The Night Touched Chronicles) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Celine-Night-Touched-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00BRGNR8S/

Also, if you’re looking for some fresh, new, vampire-rific reads, you might want to check out A Very Vamp-y Valentine’s Party hosted by authors Joleene Naylor and Maegan Provan. Mark your calendars for Saturday February 11th and join the party on Facebook:

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Shades of Gray: A Teaser!

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You can grab a copy of Shades of Gray (Amaranthine Book 1) on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Shades-Gray-Amaranthine-Book-1-ebook/dp/B002RHP5D6/.

(Can’t beat the price. The first book is FREE!!!)

Also, if you’re looking for some fresh, new, vampire-rific reads, you might want to check out A Very Vamp-y Valentine’s Party hosted by authors Joleene Naylor and Maegan Provan. Join the party on Facebook!

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Masque of the Vampire: A Review

Masque of the Vampire

Amaranthine Book 8

By Joleene Naylor

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The eighth book in the Amaranthine series plunges back into darkness, steeped in superstitions and death, where vampires are once again vicious creatures of the night.

After three months away, Katelina and Jorick return home. But, so does Sarah, Katelina’s best friend everyone thought was dead. How did she survive being tortured – and killed – by vampires?

Though Sarah’s not eager to share the details, Katelina knows it’s the kind of story that leaves scars. She almost welcomes the distraction when they’re sent to guard an exclusive vampire party – until Sarah claims she’s being stalked. Who among the ancient guests would be interested in them?

Then they find a dead child with a missing heart, just like the murders in the Heartless killings. Is the serial killer a vampire – and a guest at the party? Could it have anything to do with their stalker, or is it simply too much evil in one place? When everyone seems suspicious, it’s hard to tell who the culprit is.

My Review:

Holy crap! Joleene Naylor is a genius. An evil genius who wrote an amazing, gripping, fabulous book, but isn’t releasing the next book until 2017. No!!! I have to know what happens next.

Masque of the Vampire takes us on a journey to Canada where Jorick (who is once again working as an Executioner, much to Katelina’s annoyance) has been assigned as security detail to a massive vampire party. A mass congregation of vampires, some of whom are at odds with one another, and all of whom have their own agendas… What could possibly go wrong? From dead bodies, to bizarre ancient rituals, to creepy twins, to daytime stalkers, this book is incredible.

Katelina has certainly evolved in this book. She’s more confident. She’s a fighter. And Jorick respects this. Yes, he’s still the protective Jorick we all know and love, but he has come to realize that Katelina wants equality in their relationship, and he is making a real effort to respect her independence. There are some new characters in this book as well.. Some creepy. Some secretive. All are complex. And worth the read.

I love the Amaranthine world this author has created. And, trust me. It’s an entire WORLD. The author has taken us all around the globe and with every journey, our knowledge of vampire culture expands. Ancient myths and folklore. Complex rules and laws. Vampire organizations. Old vendettas and grudges. It’s all here, right within the pages of these books. I can’t recommend this series enough. It is absolutely phenomenal in every way possible.

My Rating:

5 stars

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New Release: Incarnate Justice

I’m pleased to welcome Juliet B Madison back to Authors to Watch to talk about her futuristic psychic police procedural Psychic CID series. Incarnate Justice, the first book in the series, is released today.

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Welcome, Juliet. Wat made you decide to write about cops who openly acknowledge psychic powers?

I enjoy writing crime fiction and have had moderate success with the DI Frank Lyle series, but I wanted to do something vastly different.

What is Incarnate Justice about?

Here’s the blurb:

In 2015 thirteen-year-old Ellen Shaw disappeared without a trace. No traces of her alive or dead were ever found and the police dismissed a Psychic’s help.

In 2040 the recently formed Psychic CID are called in to investigate when decomposed human remains are found.  The original Missing Persons case file yields no clues.

Newly promoted DS Joe Lamont has been plagued by disturbing dreams since his early teens and he feels a connection to Ellen that he can’t explain.

 Will Lamont’s intuition prove to be a hindrance or a help and can Psychic CID solve the case and get to the truth about what really happened to Ellen?

You can also read about the ethos of the Psychic CID series on The Official Psychic CID website

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It sounds completely different from anything I’ve ever read.

Hopefully it will stand out. A lot of paranormal books feature, shifters, vampires and witches, but Psychic CID has none of those because the market is already oversaturated with that kind of thing. It combines police procedural and forensics based stuff with psychic practise. Set in a future time – 2040 to be exact – when such practices are more open, although some people still tar real psychics with the same murky brush as fakes. I’m trying to challenge that perception.

Did you have to do any speculation or make anything up?

The beauty of writing future based stuff is that you can speculate to a degree and no one can rubbish you for it because they don’t know what will be forensically possible in twenty-five years time. I daresay a few sad little trolls will try, but since they won’t even understand the implications of the title I doubt they will, cope as there are no pictures to help them.

I’ve invented a future where Psychics are able to testify in criminal trials as Expert Witnesses and psychic development classes are freely available to anyone demonstrating ability. I sadly doubt this will become a reality, but I don’t mind imagining it will be so.

Are you psychic?

Not fully, I’m what they call a sensitive, which means I can sense the presence of spirits, but I can’t actually see them. I get messages which come in the form of sudden thoughts. I also know that my spirit guides are there, but I can’t connect directly with them whereas DS Lamont, the hero of Incarnate Justice, can connect with his Native American spirit guide Running Fox.

You’ve said in previous interviews – on this and other websites- that one day you would write a book featuring reincarnation. Is Incarnate Justice that book?

My first police procedural book was supposed to be a story with a spiritual dimension, but as I had no experience of writing police procedurals at that time, I felt that would be too much to cope with. Now that I have written several police procedurals I am confident in managing the two themes together. The most spiritual thing about the DI Lyle series was DS Desai’s Hindu beliefs, which live on through his widow, Almira, and young son, Sunil jr. So yes, Incarnate Justice is that story that I’ve wanted to write for longer than I care to admit.

Are any of the characters based on people you know?

Every character I write has part of me or someone I know in them.

Who are your favorite and least favorite characters in Incarnate Justice and why?

DS Joe Lamont is definitely my favourite, because he has a lot to learn about himself. My least favourite is the forensic pathologist Dr Monica Kaufman as she is totally closed off to the psychic world and thinks that medicine and science can explain everything, which of course they can’t.

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What do you want readers to take away after reading your book?

I suspect that a lot of people who read Incarnate Justice will already have some interest in the paranormal. Really I want people to read it with an open heart and mind and I hope that they will learn something to help them along life’s thorny path.

Were there any scenes that you found especially difficult to write and why?

I don’t want to give too much away, but the scene where DS Lamont and DI Lynch go to tell a mother that they have found her daughter didn’t come naturally to me. Not having kids myself I was worried about getting it right, but thankfully I have a lot of writer friends who are also parents that I can run this sort of scene by.

Would you be prepared to share a short excerpt from Incarnate Justice with my readers?

This isn’t my favourite part as that would give too much away, but I’m rather proud of this bit.

The yellow and black crime scene tape fluttered in the light breeze and DS Lamont noticed the CSIs padding around in their ghostly white suits and overshoes. DI Lynch showed her warrant card to one of the uniformed officers guarding the cordon. The officer lifted the cordon for them to duck beneath and pretty soon they were on the far side.

“Can you sense anything?” Lynch asked Joe. He nodded; aware that he felt like he was being choked and for a moment he felt unable to breathe much less speak. That was due to more than the inevitable stench of decomposed remains, that sense of foreboding wrapped itself tightly around him.

“What can you sense?” Lynch asked.

Lamont cleared his throat.

“Definitely Spirit here, Boss, and not necessarily benevolent either.”

His hand closed briefly, almost reactionary around his black tourmaline pendant.

“It tells me that whoever buried the remains left something of himself here.” Whitfield replied.

Finally they were permitted to draw closer and they saw an arrangement of human bones on a mossy bed.

“She’s been here about twenty-five years,” Dr Monica Kaufman, the pathologist, said “She was a Caucasian female, very young, In fact, judging by the bones I’d say she was in her early teens. I’ll have to consult a forensic anthropologist to be sure, although I’m hoping there is enough to identify her by her dental records. ”

Joe was aware that Dr Kaufman was addressing the regular police officers and knew that the presence of Psychic CID officers was merely tolerated because of the legal mandate that they attend. He was aware from his time in regular CID that Kaufman was a renowned skeptic in psychic matters and he wished that any other pathologist could have been sent rather than her. Still, sometimes you had to work with what you were given. Joe knew that Dr Kaufman, and indeed most of the regular police officers present, would be hard pushed to find a psychic connection to any case so if there was any to be found it was up to him and his new colleagues to find it.

Joe felt himself being drawn away and found himself in his regular nightmarish dreamscape. He could see that the young girl was running, but for a change he was watching from an observatory, rather than participatory viewpoint. He was aware of her laboured breathing and her adrenaline flushed cheeks as she looked right at him

“Help me!” Her eyes pleaded.

Then everything went black.

Where can my readers get their own copy of Incarnate Justice?

You can buy Incarnate Justice from Kindle, Kobo  itunes and Nook

Where can my readers learn more about the Psychic CID series online?

You can  Like the Official Psychic CID Facebook page

You can Follow Psychic CID on Twitter

You can visit the Official Psychic CID website

Thank you for your visit, Juliet. Best of luck with your new release!

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Book of the Day: Rajveer the Vampire

Today’s Book of the Day is

Rajveer the Vampire

by Barbara G. Tarn

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A “sun clan” warrior can never become a true child of darkness.

Turned into a bloodsucker by an ancient Celtic vampire, Rajveer, a proud Rajput warrior of a Suryavanshi clan in 14th century India, becomes almost invulnerable.

Immortal, he loses his family to war and time and travels through northern India, seeing history unfold. Threatened by both human wars and evil vampires, can he remain true to his sworn vow not to take human lives?

A vampire’s journey through centuries.

In this new novel, Barbara G.Tarn combines her love for history (especially medieval) and fantasy. It’s the story of a vampire through the centuries that will appeal to both historical fiction readers and vampire lovers all over the world.

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Excerpt from Rajveer the Vampire:

CHAPTER THREE

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Rajveer slowly adjusted to his new sleeping schedule. The king, Ratan Singh, wasn’t too happy to hear Rajveer would do all-night shifts from now on, but when Rajveer fell asleep in front of him, there wasn’t much choice. Rajveer just couldn’t keep his eyes open when the sun was up, and awoke only one hour before sunset, falling back to sleep one hour after dawn.

Soon he discovered Bran had been right. The more time passed, the less he needed to sleep when the sun was up. He allowed Bran and Kaylyn to move into his household as revered guests, and they performed what they called a western fertility rite on him and his wives.

Since his skin was warmer to the touch after he absorbed some blood, he made sure to feed before touching his wives. He could still eat normal food, so he could reassure them he was recovering, except for that strange day slumber from which he couldn’t be awakened, but that became shorter and shorter as the months marched on.

Unlike Kaylyn, he didn’t go hunting for old people who wished to die. He’d rather drain animals, and in fact prided himself he hadn’t tasted human blood yet. But if he went to bed without feeding first, his skin was too cold for any of his wives, so he had to make sure to drink at least from a small animal before making love to any of them.

He was neither dead nor alive. His body was supposedly dead, but he could still feel his heart beat and still had erections, although more from drinking blood than touching his wives. Sex felt different, not only because of his new thirst.

Enakshi was the more oblivious to his changes, since she’d just met him. Charumati was the most conscious, but she didn’t dare talk about it with anyone. Especially not Akshita and Nirmala, who would definitely bring up the old story of Jija’s daughter, lost to darkness.

Rajveer began to think there was some kind of truth in the story of the Jain merchant’s daughter, but she had probably killed herself since. If he refused to feed on human blood, her religion must have made her refuse to feed at all, therefore she must be dead.

Rajveer often struggled to feel. Even when he made love to his wives, sometimes he felt cold or detached and had to fight the need to bite them and suck their blood. Anguish often visited him when he was awake, and sometimes his lust felt more animal than human. His faith made him uneasy when he quenched his thirst and thought about it. And sometimes the mood changes were wiped away by a cold determination to survive at all costs that scared him.

All three wives stopped menstruating almost at the same time. Charumati miscarried after five months, Akshita after three. Kaylyn gave them herbs to recover faster, but Charumati didn’t appreciate the gesture.

“Why do you keep the foreigners here?” she asked with a frown. “Their rites don’t seem to work, and I don’t like the way Kaylyn looks at you.”

“She’s like a sister to me,” Rajveer assured her, holding her tight. “She’s here to help.”

“She’s here to steal my husband,” Charumati retorted. “I’m not blind, Rajveer! I can see how she looks at you! Are you planning on taking a fourth wife? Can you afford it?”

“No, I don’t plan on marrying Kaylyn, don’t worry.”

“I sure hope not,” Charumati grumbled. “She’s a wicked manushya-rakshasi.”

“I have never seen a manushya-rakshasi with blue eyes! Kaylyn is not from this country, as Bran isn’t!”

“Which only makes it worse! We don’t know what kinds of demons live in the west!”

“Charumati, Kaylyn is not a demon. And stop listening to Nirmala’s stories. You’re smarter than that.”

She glared at him for his chiding tone, and looked away. Rajveer recited his best love poem to her, but she knew it by heart by now, and it didn’t improve her mood. She actually shooed him out of her bedroom, saying she was tired and wanted to be alone.

The king had bestowed a fortune on him when he’d written the series of beautiful poems that had also caught Bran’s attention, but since the blond foreigner had given him the dark gift, his poetic vein seemed to have gone dry – which worried him a little, since it seemed he must woo Charumati again.

Telling her how much he loved her didn’t seem enough anymore. His feelings often felt muted by his thirst for blood. There were times he saw other humans only as prey. He was beginning to think Bran’s dark gifts were actually a curse worse than dying without a male son to perform his funeral rites – which would turn him into a gayal. He couldn’t decide what was worse between restless spirit or bloodsucker.

He learned to feed all night long on little animals so he wouldn’t wake up hungry and scare Charumati away.

Rajveer the Vampire by Barbara G.Tarn is now available for on Amazon USApple US, Barnes&NobleKobo US and Smashwords for $4.99. Buy now at this special price! (Price will increase this weekend.)

Learn more about Barbara G. Tarn and her books at the following links:

blog: http://creativebarbwire.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barb-aka-Barbara-GTarn/175559797281

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4717133.Barbara_G_Tarn

Author Central http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-G.Tarn/e/B0050P0R2G

Publisher’s page with info on all the books: http://www.unicornproductionsbooks.com/

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The Ghostcrow: Book Review

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Dumdie Swartz knows ghosts walk among us. They’ve scared her since she was a little kid. Dumdie does her best to avoid them–harmless and dangerous, alike–even though she annoys her family when she does. Now, with her unwanted ability growing stronger, the demon possessing a boy bullying her notices her special talents and decides it wants posses her.

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My Review:

Dumdie sees ghosts and they scare the daylights out of her, but she is about to discover there are worst things than ghosts. Something weird is happening in her town and Dumdie is caught right in the middle. Will she ever see her special abilities as anything less than a curse?

This is such a great book and Dumdie is a fantastic character. She has a uniquely special way of viewing the world around her – not just the supernatural world, but the human world as well. At her family’s insistence, she tries to fit in, but there’s so much in the world that is scary and confusing to her. It’s been a long time since I’ve rooted for a character the way I rooted for Dumdie. I loved the character progression in this story and the way Dumdie slowly comes to realize that change isn’t always a bad thing.

I would recommend this book to everyone!

5 out of 5 stars!!!!

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About the Author:

Hooked by comic books at an early age, M. K. Theodoratus’ fascination with fantasy solidified when she discovered the Oz books by L. Frank Baum with his strong female characters. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then.
A sixth grade English assignment started her writing. The teacher assigned a short story. Theodoratus gave her an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a full novel by the next summer. She’s been writing happily ever after ever since.

When she’s not reading about other writer’s worlds, she’s creating her own. Most of her tales are set in the land of Andor where magic and demons clash with ordinary humans caught in the middle. She also writes in the world of the Far Isles Half-Elven where she explores the political effects of genetic drift on a mixed elf-human population.

Gargoyles, magic, ghosts, demons, and other magical beings are open game for Theodoratus. You can learn more about her writing at her author website: http://www.mktheodoratus.com or her blog, Lessons from My Reading: http://kaytheod.blogspot.com

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The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire by Auriella Skye

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Curvy witch Claire Brixton is in no mood for a party, especially one that’s supposed to match her up with two strange warlocks. Her experience with one warlock was bad enough. Besides, she has responsibilities to think about. With her big sister away enjoying her own sexy Perfect Triad match, Claire has to oversee the magic shop and try to keep their youngest Brixton sister from burning it down.

When Claire finally discovers her two gorgeous warlocks, she’s taken aback by the magical chemistry between them. It’s enough to both scare and excite her. One touch makes her crave more of them. However, memories of the past linger in the air, and insecurities and doubts from old hurts threaten to stop their bond before it even starts. The imperfect warlocks have their own issues too, and Claire isn’t sure that if she accepts them as hers, they’ll accept her in return.

Jett and Axel are a newly formed Warlock Pair, but Jett is far from ready to accept a Perfect Triad Bond with a witch, even if it means a stronger, more stabilized magic for them all. Axel, however, is more than ready to find their third. Even as friends, the two Alpha Warlocks are barely able agree and get along with each other, let alone merge their magic with another.

But when these powerful Alpha Warlocks save Claire from two over-zealous warlocks at the festival, history and the present merge into an encounter that fills them with intense desire for her. They can’t see the curvy earth witch joining with anyone else but them.

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Excerpt from The Alpha Warlocks’ Desire

Claire had nothing on this warlock, who threw Mason so far that she couldn’t see where he landed. That was some strength, and she felt her body tighten in hidden places at the thought of him using that strength on her in more intimate endeavors.

“Can you get out of the water okay?” he asked.

He didn’t wait for her response. The strange man simply scooped her up and walked her out of the water himself.

As soon as her skin touched his, she felt like she was melting from the inside out. Her tongue longed to taste him and lick the lingering salt water off his gorgeous skin.

Claire felt wetness spread between her legs and chastised herself for her wantonness. She didn’t know this man, and already she was geared up to jump him.

Then the cloud slipped past the moon and lit up the face of the man who carried her in his arms like it was the most natural thing in the universe.

She couldn’t breathe.

“Axel?” she asked.

He paused just at the water’s edge and turned to her.

Axel looked down at her as if she was a ghost, and he wondered how she remained solid in his arms.

“Claire,” he said. “It is you. I hoped, but you’re here.”

He sat her down on the dry sand, so she stood up on her own, but he didn’t let go of her.

“I’m here? What are you doing here?” she asked.

He didn’t answer. Instead, he used his thumb to trace her lower lip.

Oh, his skin was lovely, and his thumb was absolutely divine.

Without thinking, she opened her mouth and took his thumb into her mouth and sucked on it.

A groan escaped his lips followed by a satisfying grunt.

The sounds were making her wetter. She had questions for him, didn’t she? But for the life of her, she couldn’t think of one thing to ask him.

He removed his thumb so quickly that she barely had time to balance herself on his wet chest. A very naked chest. Droplets of water still clung to his muscular body.

She looked down and saw that wasn’t the only bare part of him. Axel was naked from head to toe, and, if that wasn’t enough, he was hard as a brick.

Claire glanced back up and saw a shimmer of blue the color of day skies lining his irises.

He was filled with magic, and if she wasn’t mistaken, he was turned on by her. His chest rose and fell with difficulty, as if he had just ran a marathon, and Claire’s face was close enough to kiss that powerful chest.

Before she could say anything else, he guided his arm around her back, lifted her slightly on her tiptoes, and brought her lips to his.

Biography

Auriella Skye dreams of becoming a powerful goddess and creating a whole pantheon of gods to do her naughty bidding. Until then, she happily spends her time weaving those fantasies into the erotic and fun tales that she enjoys reading as much as writing.

She loves creating characters and worlds filled with the wonderful stuff reality lacks. In her spare time, she enjoys reading romance novels from other awesome authors, hanging out on social media, and watching movies. Auriella appreciates science fiction, action adventure, and mythological films, especially ones with sexy alpha males as the heroes.

Auriella resides in Central Florida and spends her days and nights surrounded by words in their various, spectacular forms.

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Recommended Read: Blind Sight by Nicole Storey

Blind Sight is a paranormal book I highly recommend. And, guess what? It’s currently FREE on Kindle, but only for a limited time. Learn more by reading my previous review on Authors to Watch.

Jordan has visions of monsters, demons, and death. Seventeen, orphaned, and born into the family business, she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have choices. Her uncle, older brothers, and a few annoying angels dominate her life, demanding she tow their lines – and the punishment is severe when those lines are crossed.

When Jordan is ordered to help hunt down a monster, she’s not sure which she dreads more: the elusive, blood-thirsty creature or spending time in a cramped backwoods cabin with a brother who despises her. To make matters worse, a demon shows up and warns Jordan that she could be her family’s next assignment.

In a game between Good and Evil where God seems to have tapped out early, lines are blurred and not everything is as it seems. Jordan learns a little too late that the real monster is closer than she thinks.

Download the book FREE now! http://getbook.at/nicolestorey1

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Clash of Legends: Book Review

Clash of Legends

(Amaranthine Book 7)

By Joleene Naylor

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The explosive seventh installment in the Amaranthine series brings blood, ruin, despair, and hope, for even in the darkest night there is still a moon.

After the battle in Indonesia. Katelina wakes in Samael’s domain. Though her memories are tattered, she knows someone is missing: Jorick.

Her vampire lover gathers an army to save her from the ancient, but his master Malick interferes. For five hundred years Malick has manipulated and ruined Jorick’s life. When he leaves Katelina broken and bleeding in the bowels of his oasis, it’s the final straw.

While Malick sets up his glorious war with a living legend, Jorick plans the ultimate taboo: to kill his master. He’s tried before and failed. Will this be different, or will he and Katelina be crushed in the carnage of a greater battle, between two whose blood goes back millennia?

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Review: Katelina, Jorick, and my other favorite vampires are back in what is probably the best book in the Amaranthine series. I know, I know. I say that about every book in this amazing series, but that’s because this series keeps getting better and better. Clash of Legends starts out strong with Katelina going from one dangerous situation to the next, and with a huge surprising twist early in the story. No, seriously! You really won’t expect this. Not in a million years.

Katelina is no longer the scared, confused young woman we met in the first book. She’s grown accustomed to this crazy world she’s a part of. While she doesn’t always agree with Jorick’s “adventures,” she’s not a passive participant. Katelina is independent and brave, and these qualities have earned the grudging respect of many. She’s even made a few of her own friends along the way.

Naylor kept me on my toes the entire book. The fast pace plot barreled toward an incredible ending. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that it’s over! I can’t wait until the next book. I need more Amaranthine!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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