5 Stars, Kage Alan, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Kathie, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Self-Published

Review: Falling Awake by Kage Alan

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Title: Falling Awake

Author: Kage Alan

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 84 pages

At a Glance: True romance, fantasy, and comfort food all packed into eighty-four pages makes for the perfect combination and a great story!

Reviewed By: Kathie

Blurb: Imagine waking up in a place you can’t remember, with a face you don’t recognize, and a name that may not be your own printed on a ticket in your back pocket. And of the five people you meet during the next few hours, four of them hold clues to your past, present, and two possible futures. The outcome of the encounter will determine your soul’s fate, and the only way out of the nightmare may be through falling awake.


Review: Taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight, the five senses. Falling Awake by Kage Alan is a story that allows the reader to experience all the senses along with the main character, Daniel David.  And the last chapter, titled Rolling Meadows, Illinois, adds one more experience: feelings that smack you alongside the head. They hit you in the gut when Daniel whispers, “Light,” and Tam answers, “Heart,” and it just takes your breath away, wanting for more.

Falling Awake is a fast read. No, I take that back. It seems like a fast read, but I ended up reading it three times in a row just to make sure I caught every detail. I expected it to be snarky, so much so that when I went back and read it the second time, I went looking for the snark I was sure I missed.  Why was I so sure there would be snark? Because Kage Alan writes a blog titled Kage Allen, Let the Bickering Begin.  Just the title alone screams snark, don’t you think?

Where does Falling Awake fit into the M/M genre? It’s a true romance built over many lifetimes. It’s a paranormal fantasy story about the travelers Daniel encounters and the “voice” he hears in his head.  It’s a story about comfort food and how that plays such a role in our lives, served by Martha—I would like to think that we all have had a Martha in our lives, knowing just what to get us to make us feel better.

True romance, fantasy, and comfort food all packed into eighty-four pages makes for the perfect combination and a great story!





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5 Stars, Hank Edwards, Historical Romance, Horror, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lisa, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Wilde City Press

Hank Edwards’ “Blood & Stone” Kicks Things Up A Notch In Venom Valley

Title: Blood & Stone (Venom Valley: Book Three)

Author: Hank Edwards

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 229 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Josh Stanton’s mother has been held prisoner by the vampire Balthazar for fifteen years. As Balthazar has turned the residents of Belkin’s Pass into vampires under his control, Josh, his lover Dex, former saloon girl Glory, and US Army Sergeant Walker Maxwell fight to contain the undead uprising.

As Josh struggles to control his power to raise the dead, the group is pursued to the abandoned Fort Emmerick. There they make plans to take the battle to Balthazar’s cave, uncertain if all of them will live to see the light of day once again. Continue reading

3.5 Stars, Anthology, Kiernan Kelly, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lana, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Torquere Press

A Trio Of Fantasies Rounds Out Kiernan Kelly’s “The Fantasy Collection”

Title: The Fantasy Collection

Author: Kiernan Kelly

Publisher: Torquere Press

Pages/Word Count: 73 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: This collection features three tales of fantastical lives and impossible love. Suspend your belief, and dive into a trio of stories filled with incredible circumstances, and magical influences. In Mr. Fix-It, a frustrated consumer finds himself the owner of a futuristic android who comes equipped a secret BDSM function. A young man whose life is continually complicated by the presence of the ghosts of three stubborn-if-well-meaning music legends, finds old time rock and roll to be just the thing he needs to find love. Finally, a sheriff in a town on the outskirts of Hell finds love despite his constant battle with evil’s minions.

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Cover Reveal, Dreamspinner Press, M.J. O'Shea, Mary Calmes, Poppy Dennison, Rhys Ford

Poppy Dennison Is Here Today With A Little Co-Author Chit Chat, A Cover Reveal, And A Giveaway


I’m a really lucky author! I’ve had the opportunity to co-write with three of my absolute favorite authors. I thought it might be fun to let them turn the tables on me as I reveal the cover of Creature Feature 2, my newest co-writing adventure with Rhys Ford which is coming in October from Dreamspinner Press! I let them all have the opportunity to ask me three random questions. Let’s see what they came up with!
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