Accidentally a Goddess?

Accidentally Aphrodite Book Cover Accidentally Aphrodite
Accidentally #10
Dakota Cassidy
paranormal, mythology, romance, humour
Book Boutiques
January 26, 2016
250

"Sweet Baby Jesus in booty shorts! Thank you, Dakota Cassidy. I'd read the damn phone book if you wrote it!" New York Times bestselling author, Robyn Peterman. Dakota Cassidy, USA Today bestselling author of The Accidental Dragon, brings you a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy Accidentally Aphrodite, Book 10 in the Accidentally Paranormal series. Get swept away to Greece in this international romp where you'll meet a few Gods and Goddesses, and fall in love with Quinn Morris as she transforms from a heartbroken mess to the goddess of love. Mythology buff Quinn Morris has always wanted to visit Greece, where her inner hardcore romantic envisioned proposing to her boyfriend. And she's finally here--with her friend Ingrid. She might not have found love at the Parthenon, thanks to her cheating ex, but she has found big boobies...and swirly purple eyes...and sparkling skin. Oh, and Greek hottie Khristos, who claims to be descended from a goddess and swears Quinn's the new Aphrodite. With help from Khristos, and support from Ingrid's employers--Nina, Wanda, and Marty--Quinn has to learn all the tricks of the matchmaking trade, STAT, lest she has her new friend Cupid sticking arrows in all the wrong places. All while dealing with her man-hating mother, guarding her own heart from Khristos, and protecting herself from an invisible foe who might want to snatch Quinn's newfound powers from her--dead or alive. Content notes: fantasy, paranormal, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, deities, Gods & Goddesses, vacation romance, Greek vacation romance.

Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love and decides on who are True Mates and tells #Cupid where to shoot the arrow.

This is the 10th book in the series and clearly the author has run out of really good ideas of how the ‘Accident’ can happen, who to, and what the outcome will be.

I got the first 2 chapters as a Freebie in the Interview Book by Dakota and bought the book on the strength of them. But they were the only good parts – sorry Dakota. I failed to finish the book as it failed to raise even a snigger and seemed to lack action and story.

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Number 2 finds his Mate

Broken Compass Book Cover Broken Compass
Supernatural Prisons #4
Jaymin Eve
urban fantasy, mythology, romance
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(18 Aug. 2016)

Maximus Compass is a vampire without direction. Without heart. And without soul. He lost his true mate in the great battle against the dragon king, and now must face life alone. And yet … something is happening to his agony. It’s fading away, leaving him with barely a memory of the female he believed to be his one and only. As his mind clears he starts to wonder if the mate bond had been nothing more than a manufactured ploy? This suspicion explodes within him right around the time he runs back into a certain wolf shifter. Mischa Lebron is a complication he doesn’t need in his life. He can’t erase her from his mind though, and while memories of his supposed true mate continue to fade into mere shadows, his one night with Mischa is blazingly strong. But they’re not of the same supernatural race, so there’s no way for a true bond to exist between them. Right? When an old threat rips apart their pack, Maximus will come to realize that he would do anything to save Mischa. That the mate he thought was perfect and precious was nothing on the shifter he walked away from. Now Maximus truly has everything to lose. Note from author: Broken Compass is a spinoff set within the Supernatural Prison World. Told in dual POVs from Maximus Compass and Mischa Lebron.

Having sorted out the Dragons and won the Dragon Marked war, you would think that life would settle down for the Quads and the Twins.

But not so fast.

Only 1 of the Quads has found their True Mate,  and only 1 of the Twins ditto. Not to mention, that they may have killed the Dragon but they left the Sorcerer (and his daughters) alive.

So Quad number 2 has to find a Mate and the Sorcerer needs to be killed.

A nice continuation of the story-line and I’m looking forward to the rest of the stories on the 2 remaining Quads and Louis their Sorcerer – and almost Pack.

 

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Quads and Twins meet

Dragon Marked Book Cover Dragon Marked
Supernatural Prisons #1-3
Jaymin Eve
YA
Skyscape
November 17, 2015
256

As a wolf shifter with razor-sharp senses, Jessa Lebron can perceive the slightest change in the air. And her lupine instincts go into overdrive right before her mother, who abandoned her years ago, returns to the pack bearing secrets that change everything.

The biggest secret of all: Jessa is dragon marked, a designation that places her in grave danger. The dragon marked are destined to resurrect the dragon king, a fearsome ancient warmonger. And they must be eliminated.

Soon Jessa is locked up in Vanguard, the notorious paranormal prison that houses criminal vampires, feys, and magic users. Thankfully, she’s not alone: Braxton Compass, her best friend and a dragon shifter, has her back. Jessa and Braxton must find a way to free themselves and the rest of the dragon marked. But can her pack mates help her stop the dragon king before his deadly return?

This is is a review of all three Dragon Marked /Mystics / Mated:

A more standard universe and Earth in this good reading set of 3 novels – and start of a stand-alone series, but with continuation novels.

We have all the usual paranormals living together in a hidden town in the USA, their main purpose and work, being to guard a prison where the criminal supernaturals are sent to live out their (very long – up to 800 years!) lives.

Our heroine is a wolf shifter with a secret, and as it turns out she has more secrets than she was aware of…

The storyline centres on her discovery of her secrets, their impact on her life and that of her best friends, and Pack, the Quads. The Quads are not identical and each is a different typ of Supernatural. As they are very arare births, they are destined to be the Town’s Leaders when 25 of age.

A well written trio of novels, with the thoughts, emotions, and behaviour of Jessa well characterised. We learn the story through her eyes and she is the main story-teller in all 3 books.

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When the Angels have an Army…

Vampire's Kiss Book Cover Vampire's Kiss
Legion of Angels #1-5
Ella Summers
urban fantasy, mythology, romance
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (26 Oct. 2016)

Once you sip the Nectar of the gods, there’s no going back. Leda Pierce is working as a paranormal bounty hunter on the Frontier, the dividing line between human civilization and the plains of monsters. Life is simple and the pay modest, but at least she has her family. That is, until a vampire hunt goes wrong and her brother goes missing, captured by the dark angels of hell. With no magical powers of her own and no way to find him, Leda’s only option is to go to New York and join the Legion of Angels, an elite unit of supernatural soldiers with powers gifted to them by the gods themselves. If she can survive long enough to make it up the ranks, she will gain the magic she needs to find her brother. But Leda soon finds herself on the wrong side of a conspiracy that will shake up the supernatural world—and at the mercy of a fiercely powerful and tempting angel. Vampire’s Kiss is the first book in the Legion of Angels series.

I love the boundlessness of authors’ imaginations. If they can imagine it, they can write it (most of them anyway) and here we have an author who can make her universe compelling and believable.

Although they call it Earth, it is not our Earth. It is another multiverse with 7 Gods who play Dice with Demons and Worlds. Humans are pawns and easily discarded. Witches, Vampires and other Supernaturals are not much better in value in their game of Chess or whatever game it is that they are playing and who knows who their opponents are – apart from other Gods of cause.

The only thing that they seem to value is their Army. The Legion is their Army with Archangels as the Kings and Queens, and Angels their Castles and Knights.

You become a soldier in the Legion and the Gods give you poison – inappropriately named Nectar, to unlock your magical potential.

Each book tells the story of our heroine as she a: unlocks her magical potential and climbs the ladder rank.; and b: develops an intense relationship with an Angel.

I just read them all the way through and am waiting eagerly for the next one to come out….

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Enter 4 Witches and 4 Horsemen

Which Witch is Which? Book Cover Which Witch is Which?
Which Witch #1-3
Kerrigan Byrne, Tiffinie Helmer, Cynthia St. Aubin, Cindy Stark
paranormalromance, humour,
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(28 Sept. 2016)

Aerin So you played with some dark magic, what’s the worst that could happen? For Aerin de Moray and her sisters, it’s that witch hunters are no longer a 400 year-old problem. What is a girl to do with this new threat when she’s already trying to coral zombies, fight a she-devil with a penchant for possession, all while attempting to thwart the prophesied apocalypse? You keep your sisters close, and your enemies closer… like in your bed. Tierra Who has time to worry about the Apocalypse when you’ve accidentally sent your baby daddy to Hell? Dooming Death to Lucifer’s infernal realms might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but with uncollected souls swarming the manor and her unborn child’s alarming powers increasing by the minute, Tierra de Moray has a hell of a problem on her hands. With tensions rising between her sisters and chaos ruling the streets of Port Townsend, they can’t afford to be one Horseman down. If Tierra can’t find a way to rescue Killian Bane before the Devil gets her due, the world doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance. Moira So Satan is wearing your sister’s body like a Chanel pantsuit… For Moira de Moray, fending off witch hunters, dodging ghosts from her past, and surviving Conquest’s insistent advances has become a full-time vocation. So when it comes time to serve Lucifer an eviction notice, Moira aims for the surefire solution—jealousy. But pretending to bump uglies with another Horseman could produce results more deadly than Moira had planned, particularly if Nick Kingswood has anything to say about it. Claire What girl wouldn’t want to be in a love triangle with two men? Claire de Moray is caught between her first love and the fierce Horseman known as War. She needs to pick one and let the other go, but how can she make a life-altering decision when she’s busy hunting the witch hunters who’d like to burn her at the stake? She’s not afraid because she is Fire, but their arsenal is deadlier than she expects. Pushed to the limits, Claire takes a chance to save her family and stop the apocalypse, but gets far more than she bargained for.

The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse meet the 4 (human?) witches fated by prophesy to bring about the End of Days. And they all fall in love! Wow…

Now these 4 ‘men’ are immortals who have wandered the Earth for many thousands of years – War, Battle (difference between strategy and actual fighting), Death and of course, Pestilence. One touch and you get whichever disease he thinks right for you…

All were given their job by the Goddess and Death still has his wings, except for Pestilence who was cursed by Lucifer because he wouldn’t sleep with Her- or Lucy as she is more commonly called by them.

The witches are quadruplets, identical in looks if not temperament, separated at birth in order tat the prophecy NOT be fulfilled. In fact, it was hoped that they had died. Each has a temperament that matches – roughly – to their element. Thus the Earth witch has green fingers, the Water witch can breathe water and manipulate it, the Air witch can fly, and as for the Fire witch, she accidentally burnt up her early lovers when it got a bit fiery in their encounters.

Each survived the attempts to kill them but lived in very different parts of the world until the Earth witch called them together.

Another good fantasy series (I seem to keep coming across them at the moment). Interestingly the books are a 4 author collaboration, each author taking one witch and writing the next part of the story from their perspective. It melds together extremely well and you can’t see the joins!

Thoroughly enjoyed this romp through the Bible and Revelations, but don’t take it too seriously! And can’t wait for the last part to come out in October.

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