Enter a Mermaid – and a Pirate

Tallulah's Temptation Book Cover Tallulah's Temptation
Sea Shenaningans #1
Robyn Peterman
fantasy, paranormal, romance, humour,
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(12 Jun. 2018)

Pirate Doug What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking to agree to this half arsed Otherworld Defense Agency mission? I’m the most absurdly good looking Vampire Pirate of the High Seas. Being on the run for my life is very important work… and a freaking full time job. Defending Mermaids from some vicious Sea Hags is going to cut into my pilfering time. Unacceptable. Even though this is a very bad move on my part, I know I’ll eventually agree—too many bounties on my arse to refuse, and the thought of a certain Mermaid makes my roger quite jolly. However, Tallulah, the leader of the Mystical Isle Pod of Mermaids, isn’t going to be happy to see me… at all. The horrible, sexy, breathtaking woman has been starring in my dreams for too many years to count. Sadly, just when my mind wanders to the really good nookie part, the dream ends with her lopping my Johnson off. I just hope to Hell and back that the Sea Hags have some outstanding booty to steal. If I’m going to have to regrow my tallywhacker, the treasure had better damned well be worth it. Tallulah Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan—until it wasn’t. With the Sea Hags gunning for our island and ruining our questionably successful business, I did what any desperate Mermaid would do. I called for backup. Of course, getting help from the Otherworld Defense Agency is risky as they don’t usually deal with ocean creatures. Whatever. Desperate times call for crappy measures. Chances are they’ll send freaking Pirates. I hate Pirates… Well, I hate one Pirate in particular. Hopefully, it won’t be the one seafaring jackhole I despise more than any other. Pirate Doug would be an idiot to show his face here after what he’d done. Not only did the dumbass abscond with our treasure, the son-of-a-bitch took my heart with him as well. I’ll tear his sorry ass to shreds if he so much as steps even one hairy toe on my island.

Sorry Robyn.

This just wasn’t working for me – in my opinion not worth publishing but I know you have tried with this Pirate before.

For me the story just doesn’t go anywhere exciting or new in concept, and the characters didn’t appeal.

I got about 30% through in a very short time – lack of content – and gave up.

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Witchy things happening in a plant based town

Wisteria Witches Book Cover Wisteria Witches
Wisteria Witches Mysteries (5 books)
Angela Pepper
paranormal, mystery, romance
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(5 May 2017)
Kindle

Zara Riddle moved to the small town of Wisteria for a quiet, simple, safe life. Then she discovers she's a witch. Zara can move objects with her mind, shoot lightning from her hands, and talk to ghosts. So much for a quiet, simple, safe life!

Really enjoyable kooky LOL series –

A very young mother has a very intelligent serious, inquisitive child – and they (almost) grow up together. Until one day, Mum discovers she has latent magical powers that she has trouble coming to terms with.

Wisteria is a strange town. Inhabited by strange people – and dare I say it – creatures. And strange things happen that the 3 ‘Z’ gals (Aunt, Niece and Great-Niece) seem to find themselves in the middle of.

It is worth reading all 5 of the books

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With what intent?

Sinful Intent Book Cover Sinful Intent
Volume 1 (ALFA Investigations)
Chelle Bliss
contemporary, women's fiction, suspense,
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(30 Mar. 2018)

Qualifications: Tough as nails, willing to play dirty, and a chiseled body...

When former Navy SEAL Morgan DeLuca joined the team at ALFA Investigations, he never imagined he'd find more than a job. But his first client was a drop-dead gorgeous, powerful businesswoman with a no-holds-barred attitude.

Never cross the line. That had always been his rule, but that was before Race True.

The moment he saw her, it was game over. After one touch, his take-what-I-want attitude had Morgan staking his claim and stopping at nothing until he made Race his.

I kept reading this book because I thought it must get better – After all the story premise (and author) was good. It didn’t.

It was intended to be sexy. And was written alternately by a male and then a female to give the alternative views of the situation. But it failed. They actually read like the same character.

And honestly, the office behaviour was just tacky. It was as though the author wanted to add in every type of ‘hot’ behaviour but wrote the scenes very badly. I skipped large chunks..

 

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Mess optional

Messing with Matilda Book Cover Messing with Matilda
Cat Lavoie
romance, chicklit
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(18 Mar. 2018)

As a professional organizer in New York City, Matilda Hart wages war against chaos and clutter on a daily basis for her clients—and she vows to never let it invade her own well-ordered world. But when her boyfriend decides to deviate from the path she’s been planning for them, Matilda's perfectly structured life begins to crumble. She reluctantly finds herself back in the tiny hometown she fled a lifetime ago—determined to lay low and avoid running into anyone she used to know. So why is she reconnecting with her former best friend and putting up with the bridezilla antics of Amber, her high school nemesis? When Matilda is tasked with keeping the bride-to-be’s heartbroken ex away from the ceremony, she discovers she has history with the man who’s trying to sabotage the wedding. Matilda quickly realizes that teaming up with cute and quirky—but hopelessly devoted—Silas Flynn could be mutually beneficial. He needs help wooing the woman he considers the love of his life and Matilda can't pass up the chance to finally get back at the meanest of the mean girls by assisting Silas in his attempts to disrupt her wedding. Will everything go according to plan for this mismatched pair? Or will working so closely together make uptight Matilda and laid-back Silas lose sight of their common goal? One thing's for sure—things are about to get messy.

A nice story but could have been better.

When someone has OCD as badly as Matilda does, it is not so easy to stop as this book implies.

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Urban Fantasy Box Set – 8 to Read

Urban Fantasy: 8 in the Chamber Book Cover Urban Fantasy: 8 in the Chamber
multi-author
urban fantasy, dystopian, magic
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition
(26 Jun. 2017)
Kindle

Murderous goblins, thieving ghouls, and mages with criminal intent on their minds... Nothing's too tough for these paranormal investigators, and no collection has more of them. In Eight in the Chamber, your favorite authors have banded together to offer you an easy compendium of mischief, action, and adventure. So if you love magic wrapped in a gritty cityscape, then get your copy today!

Urban Fantasy box set – 8 in the Chamber

  1. Blood Money

by Chris Underwood

4 stars

A short story  with trolls, vampires, Cunning Men, and a missing vampire’s blood donor which turns out all to be about internal politics. Enjoyed the twist and turns in this story, and,  considering its length it managed to read as a complete story.

  1. Croft and Wesson

by Brad Magnarella

4 stars

Wizards, werewolves, dwarves, and leylines. Missing women and old – very old – Norse gods with nasty eating habits and some dynamite. Again a well written story with dwarves being remarkably apt with dynamite – I wonder why? The Norse gods aspect was grisly but understanable.

  1. Dane Curse

by Matt Abraham

Superheroes and Villains – white and black capes! Lots of fighting. Seemed to be aimed at the YA male? Copy of Micky Spillane style? Comic style adventures that didn’t do it for me.

2 stars for me.

  1. Dark City

Kit Hallows

Dystopian. Magic. Non-humans and again seemed to be aimed at the YA audience. And again not my scene. I am not really a dystopian future fan. I prefer to think happy futures not nasty ones…

2 stars for me

Books Not Yet Read

5. Null Factor

6. Strange Magic

7. Blood Scent

8. Just One Night

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Average score for those read is 3.

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