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Rise Up! book review

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Lee Roland
Fiction, Paranormal Romance
The Wild Rose Press Inc
December 9, 2019
378
three star - Rise Up! book review

In a post-apocalypse world besieged by monsters, Colonel Xavier, a strict military man with a deadly temper, challenges Maat Ferris, a fierce, werewolf hunter, in a way she doesn't understand. When Xavier meets Maat, he can't decide whether to shoot her or kiss her. There is no uncertainty in her. She promptly stabs him. His hot then cold attitude makes her crazy, and his tendency to protect her is even worse. Unfortunately, the combative pair must join forces on a treacherous journey, across the bleak, barren country. Pursued by a dictator president and the vampire who holds him in thrall, they carry precious cargo that will give democracy seeking rebels a chance to remain free. Maat and Xavier, true to their aggressive, passionate natures, must also battle their way through a most unusual courtship. Can their love grow amidst the destruction and rebuilding of a society under siege? Or will they kill each other first?

An Enemies to Lovers storyline here, set in a post apocalyptic world with paranormal characters interacting and falling in love across species.

The Huntress has been on ‘vacation’ – in that she has been living quietly for some 2 years without using her weapons. and then there is a werewolf hunter ‘cos werewolves eat sheep – and the farmers aren’t pleased. And the Huntress can also hunt vampires – but would really rather not. But her skills are needed by the Govt even though she has tried to retire after her last vampire experience.

And then the Govt bring along Xavier – her downfall – her enemy or was he?

Nice story as these post apocalyptic stories go. Lots of death and destruction, before and after and continuing.

But not a series I wish to continue with as it didn’t grab me enough.

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Gambling Spells: Book Review

grimoire - Gambling Spells: Book Review A Grimoire for Gamblers
The Trove Arbitrations Book 1
Amanda Creiglow
Mystery and Thrillers, SciFi and Fantasy
Waldron Lake Books , BooksGoSocial
Pub Date 27 May 2021 | Archive Date 6 Jun 2021 BooksGoSocial
three star - Gambling Spells: Book Review

Magic may be secret, but it’ll kill you anyway.

Small town mayor’s assistant Elizabeth has enough on her plate grieving her father’s suicide. She doesn’t need his stash of magical knowledge in the attic. She doesn’t need the hidden supernatural subculture of monsters it pulls her into. And she certainly doesn’t need hints that her father’s madness might have been a smokescreen for something far darker.

But uncovering her father’s secrets could be the only way Elizabeth can stop a string of suspicious suicides… if the local wizard doesn’t rip the memories out of her mind, first.

Wizards, right?

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What is the definition of a Grimoire I wonder? Certainly, here a ‘Trove’ of papers was found in which a number of spells and ways to undertake magic were written. In many languages, by many hands. It had been collected and was being kept by a person who then died.

Once discovered, many in the magical world wanted this trove as it was rare but the girl finding it was not about to give it up.

This gave rise to a number of accidents, incidents and other magical occurrences. Elizabeth is trying to cope with her father’s suicide and the discovery of his trove and the reason for his suicide hits her hard. She struggles to know who to trust and who can help her understand what happened.

In may respects this is a simple story in the genre of being accidentally magical in adulthood with accompanying issues. The difference mainly being that Elizabeth is not a born witch coming into her powers but rather a mundane using what she finds to join the magical world.

Whilst interesting in its difference, it was not such that I feel compelled to follow up the storyline.

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Don’t listen when they scream! Book Review

banshee - Don't listen when they scream! Book Review Banshee Cry: A Steamy Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Jen Katemi
Paranormal Fantasy Romance Sci Fi & Fantasy
Flourish Books
Pub Date 9 Nov 2020 |
four star - Don't listen when they scream! Book Review

This banshee will do anything to save those she loves. Even climb into bed with her enemy. Worthless. Useless. Helpless. That's how I feel. A banshee without a voice. Well, half banshee and half human, and my human side failed my father, Got him killed. But that was a long time ago... Now, there's a sexy vamp on my doorstep wanting me, needing me. He's the hottest being I've ever laid eyes on. His blood sings to mine, in ways I can't explain, and in ways, I am determined to uncover. But with my past, my fear, my pain, I want to stake him--right through his cold, undead heart. If we don't team up, everything I know and love will be gone, Just like before. This time, I will do anything to be heard, With or without that banshee cry.

There are 2 books to be reviewed here – Banshee Cry and Banshee Song, although there is a 3rd in the series, Banshee Power. It is the Blood Fae Chronicles series.

A fantasy novel which takes on a Banshee as a main character which is so different from a witch or a were or…

The thing we all know about Banshees, is that they cry when a death is to happen. Well not so much a cry as a scream. Except that our heroine Banshee has a very soft voice. So not much use as a warning. And she is only part Banshee, the other part is immortal Fae. Which means she has powers.

A good set of fantasy stories. With lots of different Fae and other creatures. Some battles/fights, some power plays, and other normal issues between the various races.

If you like fantasy, then read the 3 books

BLOOD FAE CHRONICLES:
Book 1 – BANSHEE CRY
Book 2 – BANSHEE SONG
Book 3 – BANSHEE POWER

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Hotel Void: Book Review

void - Hotel Void: Book Review A Void of Magic
Kennedy Rain, Book 1
by Sandy Williams
General Fiction (Adult) | New Adult | Sci Fi & Fantasy
Victory Editing
four star - Hotel Void: Book Review

They trusted her to keep the peace between the paranorms. They made a mistake.

Kennedy escaped the family business when she turned eighteen. Now, an ill-timed vacation pulls her back to The Rain Hotel, the only known null zone on the planet. It’s a place where vampires can see the sun rise and werewolves can avoid the lure of the full moon. And it would be the perfect place for a paranormal wedding…if the bride wasn’t the local alpha’s daughter and the groom the scion of a vicious master vampire.

With a sexy werewolf determined to sabotage the wedding and dark forces threatening The Rain, Kennedy’s life is thrown out of balance when she’s forced to confront a past she swore to avoid. Ultimately she must choose: will she maintain the stability of the supernatural world…or will she destroy it.

This is another is the genre of providing an hotel for paranormals. With the difference that in this hotel there was a magical void – that is the magic that made the wolves or vampires into their paranormal selves was missing and thus during their stay they were just ‘normal’ human beings.

This meant that if for instance you had a werewolf that had ‘moon madness’ – a state where they forgot their human side completely, a stay st the hotel restored it. And that vampires could eat ‘human’ food rather than blood.

It was set up by a treaty many hundreds of years past with one family and their descendants eoing the inn-keepers by trade and the wolves and the vampires trading places every week. Other paranormals came to stay also but were not as constrained as these two branches.

Our heroine is trying not to be an inn-keeper – at least not yet. So she was studying at university, but got called back when trouble arose and her parents had gone on holiday. A wolf and a vampire decide to marry and have their wedding at the hotel. This breaks all the treaties as the 2 races were not meant to mingle.

And so the mystery begins and the trouble escalates.

I enjoyed this story as it was nicely written and the characters were well enough drawn. It is of course, the first in a series but book 2 is not out for another year (July 2022).

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Wolves at large: book review

wildwolf - Wolves at large: book review Wild Wolf
(Wolf Hunt Book 2)
RJ Blain
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Pen & Page Publishing
(19 Jan. 2021)
five star - Wolves at large: book review

After making his escape to Russia, Declan McGrady believes he finally has the chance to start over. Mysterious deaths in the place he’s chosen as home serve to shatter his delusions. He can’t hide forever, and in Russia, folklores aren’t just tales of the past: they’re real. Alone, Declan has no chance of stopping the wild wolf preying on the innocent. For any hope of victory, he must rely upon those he’d abandoned on Bodwin’s mountain—if he dares.

Excellent.

I really can’t wait to find out – what they find in Tibet.

And how big can a black and white fox grow?

Hurry along RJ with the next book please.

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