4 Stars, Genre Romance, Lisa Worrall, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Tina, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Totally Bound

Lisa Worrall’s “Going Under” Packs A Mean Paranormal Punch

“He says you kill ghosts for a living. Like you’re a ghostbuster or something.”

“I’m not a ghostbuster.” ― Kendare Blake

Title: Going Under

Author: Lisa Worrall

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 106 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Battered by unseen forces, Evan Griffin finally seeks help. Paranormal investigator Ross Stone is captivated. Dare he get close when he’s fighting his own demons?

Evan Griffin moved into his remote country house with all the excitement and promise of a new start. He thought he’d found it until the strange noises began… When the attacks become physical, he was left bruised and battered and desperate for help. Continue reading

3.5 Stars, Fairy Tale/Mythology/Folk Lore, Ravenous Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Rory Ni Coileain, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

A Fae And A Human Find Love In Rory Ni Coileain’s “Hard as Stone”

“Only themselves understand themselves and the like of themselves, as souls only understand souls.” ― Walt Whitman

Title: Hard as Stone (SoulShares #1)

Author: Rory Ni Coileain

Publisher: Revenous Romance

Pages/Word Count: 185 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Tiernan Guaire is a Fae in exile. Forced from the Realm into the human world for the unimaginable crime of a brother’s murder, he lives by a century-old vow, to trust no one, and never to allow himself to love or be loved. Continue reading

2.5 Stars, Ariel Tachna, Dreamspinner Press, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Sammy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy

Ariel Tachna’s “Testament To Love” Affirms The Idea That Love Ascends All Boundaries

“For truly we are all angels temporarily hiding as humans.” – Brian L. Weiss

Title: Testament to Love (2nd Edition)

Author: Ariel Tachna

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 80

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Blurb: Another mission to rescue yet another lost soul—Emmanuel isn’t sure how much more of the same old routine he can withstand. Get the fallen’s attention, save them from themselves, usher them back to grace, and return, simply to receive another assignment. But there’s something different about the troubled painter, Cameron Anderson, that grabs Emmanuel and won’t let him go. Continue reading

3 Stars, JJ Black, Reviewed by Lisa, Totally Bound

JJ Black Takes The Action To The Underworld In “Ask the Oracle (Revelations: Book One)”

“The path to paradise begins in hell.” ― Dante Alighieri

Title: Ask the Oracle (Revelations: Book One)

Author: JJ Black

Publisher: Totally Bound

Pages/Word Count: 130 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: When you absolutely have to know…

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KJ Charles, Samhain Publishing

“A Case of Possession” Is A Masterpiece Of The Macabre

“There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret.” – H.P. Lovecraft

Title: A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2)

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 159 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Magic in the blood. Danger in the streets.
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Eden Winters, Rocky Ridge Books

Follow The Path Of Silver To Eden Winters’ “Galen and the Forest Lord”

“Human hands will deliver him,
The mate foreseen of old,
A comely lad, fair of face,
That bard’s tales have foretold.” – Eden Winters

Title: Galen and the Forest Lord

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 118

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Long, long ago in a faraway land, men were men (except when they were wolves), meddlesome aunts were meddlesome aunts, evil opportunists were evil opportunists, and heroes weren’t always the sharpest swords in the scabbard.
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Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight, Wilde City Press

Zombies Are A Tasty Treat In “Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner”

“The irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can’t smile, because your lips have rotted off.” ― Isaac Marion

Title: Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner

Author: Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 25,000

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Board up the windows, push an old dresser against the door and load your shotgun. A zombie apocalypse is about to hit Wilde City, and if you want the best survival tips, six of Wilde City’s boys are here to help.
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Andi Van

Andi Van Gives You “A Swift Herd for Solstice”

“One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll

A Swift Herd for Solstice was a very funny story. Imagine driving home from work late and almost hitting a drunk elk….. that talks! When this happens to Martin Jones, he ends up taking the elk home and this changes his life.

When Martin Jones wakes up with Haven Clarke the next morning, he realizes that he likes this man. They start dating and when Martin meets Haven’s herd, he finds out that there may be a way to stay with the shifter longer than he thought.
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A.F. Henley, Less Than Three Press

AF Henley Is Here With Us Today With “the Gift” And A Gift!

Man, oh man, but I do love the idea of magic. (I know, who doesn’t, right?) After all, there are just so many perks that come with it – power, glory, security. Sure, there are also those nasty little side dishes of responsibility and selflessness, but those are merely expectations as opposed to requirements. We’ve all read enough villains in our time to know that not everybody picks the side of good when it comes to magic.

I’m not really surprised by that concept, either. Vices have a much stronger pull than virtues. They’re seductive little beasts. They sit back in velvet thrones and mumble intriguing scenarios like: sure, being good is its own reward, but you know what also makes a damn good reward? Money. Fame. Importance. The terrified servitude of millions.

Or, something like that… I try not to listen too closely.

My point being, that more often than not, it seems like the path towards the dark is a simple step, while the way towards the light is chock-full of sacrifice and suffering. This is probably where I’m supposed to point out that the rewards of the soul are far more sustaining than the rewards of mankind. Or offer some kind of prophetic sermon about how the more difficult the journey, the greater the prize when you reach your destination.

But, sometimes… well… sometimes it gets hard.

Hard as in: man-this-is-cumbersome-and-burdens-my-soul kind of way, folks. Get your minds out of the gutter. (Just kidding, I love the gutter. I have shares in Gutter Inc., I’m sure of it.)

This is the struggle faced by the main character, Doren, in the Gift. It’s also the same premise that his love interest, August, has to face. While Doren is offered all the benefits that fame and fortune can grant, August is offered the power to manipulate and chain someone’s heart. These are slippery slopes our boys tread on, indeed, but having the right people on one’s side when the time comes to start making decisions and weighing consequences, sure does help a whole hell of a lot…

the Gift
by AF Henley

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It was only by the grace of a power mightier than all of them that when Doren walked into the lobby, there was no one else there but the desk clerk. His eyes were red from tears. His hands were still bloody. He was exhausted, physically and emotionally, and it was hard to force his steps to continue bringing him forward.

But the clerk looked up and smiled, and Doren could swear that there was gratitude shining in the man’s eyes, maybe even pride.

“Ah! Doren, sir! What a pleasure to see you’ve made it back!”

Doren watched, swaying softly, unwilling to expend the energy to form words.

“You’ve had a busy night then, I take it?”

Again, silence followed the man’s question.

The clerk, however, didn’t seem to mind. He walked slowly around the desk and leaned towards Doren,
cautiously, before grabbing Doren’s shoulder in an effort to steady Doren’s body. Doren gave in to the fatigue and slumped against him. “There, there, sir,” the clerk said, patting Doren’s shoulder. “You’re going to be just fine now. Just fine indeed.” The clerk reached around and slipped his hand around Doren’s clasped one.

Doren looked at the juncture of both their arms and it took him a full minute to realize he had the CD clutched in his grip. When? How? He didn’t recall grabbing it from the car … yet there it was … back to haunt him, back to steal him away again. Horrified, Doren looked up at the clerk, questioning the man with his eyes as if the answers ought to be right there.

He smiled at Doren’s expression, but the look was full of kindness, as if to a child. “How’s about you just give that to me? I’ll take care of that for you.” The clerk pulled at Doren’s fingers, forcing Doren to release the grip that he himself could not seem to shake, and when the CD finally left Doren’s hand, a shivery sigh passed his lips.

An enormous weight lifted from Doren’s shoulders, tears flooded his eyes, and he looked up gratefully at the man who, at that moment, seemed very near to Christ-like.

“Now,” the clerk continued, slipping the blood-smeared CD out of sight on the desk. “Perhaps you have
someone you would like to check in on, hmm?”

Fear, then guilt, flooded Doren’s expression, unleashing memories he would have just as soon forgotten. “August,” he moaned, lurching from the clerk and down the hall.

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Doren was born with a powerful gift – a gift he’s managed to use to put him well on his way to becoming a star. But there is more to that gift than just musical talent, and as careful as Doren is to hide that fact, there are some who know of the power behind the sound, and all the ways they could abuse it.

August’s goal in life is simple: make an impact in the music industry. An opportunity to work as the personal assistant to Doren seems to be exactly the kind of break he needs to accomplish that goal.

But all too often in life, simple becomes just another complication, especially when there are people whose goal is even simpler: destroy and dominate.

Word Count: 89,000
Pairing: M/M
Content: Contains some explicit content

About the Author:

Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.

A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions, but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.

Henley has been proudly working with LT3 since 2012, and has been writing like mad ever since – an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.

Comments, kudos, and signature card requests are happily received at AFHenley.com.

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And my thanks for reading.

AF Henley <3

All Romance Ebooks, Jordan L. Hawk, Self-Published

There’s Something Sinister Brewing In The Bowels Of “Stormhaven”

“Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

One of the things I’ve come to love about Jordan L. Hawk’s books is that no matter what I expect going into them, by the time I’m finished I’ve learned to appreciate all the unexpected things that manage to come out of them, even if those things raise my blood pressure to dangerously high levels and/or make my hair stand on end.

Stormhaven, the third book in the Whyborne & Griffin series, takes you to all those unexpected places, and then some, because in Widdershins, Massachusetts, any- and everything is possible, especially when there always seems to be someone there who’s hell-bent on summoning something up from the great beyond, or from the unfathomable depths, to take over the world.
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Amber Kell, RJ Scott, Totally Bound

Feeling A Little Naughty? How About “The Case of the Sinful Santa” In Your Christmas Stocking?

“Miracles happen on Christmas… Everybody knows that shit.” ― Matthew Quick

BLURB: Zephariel, the Angel of Vengeance, Nick Klauson, nephew to Santa, Christmas magic, zombies in the school and a necromancer causing chaos…and at the center of it all—Mal.

Zephariel is the Angel of Vengeance and is tracking down his cousin Danjal for misuse of brimstone. When he walks into a bar and finds Nick Klauson drowning his sorrows, he is instantly drawn to him. Could this be his fated mate?

When Nick and Zeph join forces to deal with zombies in Mal’s school, sparks fly. Add in a demon, a wolf and a necromancer, and Sam and Bob have a hunt on their hands.
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Devon McCormack, Self-Published

Roles Get Flipped In Devon McCormack’s “Clipped”

“Demons are archetypes. They live in all of us.” – Author Unknown

To start, this was a very interesting read. There’s a lot of very fast paced action, a lot of sex, and a lot of characters to keep up with. Oh, and did I mention, a lot of sex?

Kinzer, one of the main characters (there are a lot of characters in this story), wakes up with his wings clipped and finds he’s been sold to a place called Jerry’s. Jerry is a pimp who sells his whores out to the most unsavory clients who can do just about anything they want. Kinzer isn’t human, he’s an immortal who has lost his lover, Janka, his wings, and all of his immortal powers.
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