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Screaming Beauty (Tales from the Poisoned Apple Book 2) by Scott Mooney – My Review

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Title: Screaming Beauty (Tales from the Poisoned Apple Book 2)

Author: Scott Mooney

Release Date: April 28th 2020

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Twenty-three-year-old Briar Pryce has earned a little rest and relaxation. She’s rescued her best friend from being transformed into a cat and stopped a war in the Poisoned Apple, New York City’s hidden neighborhood of counterfeit curses and fairy tale trickery. All Briar wants is to have a carb-filled brunch, gossip over a couple of mead-mosas, and maybe figure out if she’s actually in a love triangle with her high-school crush and her strait-laced business partner.

But relaxing is hard when the city starts screaming.

Some malevolent curse has invaded the dreams of the sleeping princesses across the Apple, spreading nightmares and violence throughout the city. What’s worse, a militant new faction of knights has used the chaos to grab power and trap Briar’s community in its authoritarian grip. If Briar’s going to be able to free the princesses and stop these fairy tale fascists, she’s going to have to solve a deeper mystery: the origins of her own uncontrollable, emotion-altering powers. Briar and her friends will journey from the depths of the enchanted Afterwoods to the penthouses of the Upper East Side to stop the knights, wake the princesses, and save the Poisoned Apple.

And hopefully still fit in that brunch.

I have been anticipating this book for awhile and was excited to finally grab my hands on it! Briar and the gang are back and this time, there’s more danger and a few surprises. 

I really liked the vibe of this book. I felt the story was a bit darker than book one and I was there for it. I appreciated the unique touches the author wove into the story. It truly felt magical. This is a really great adventure read with some awesome twists and turns! Like I mentioned at the beginning, I have been looking forward to this book and the author didn’t disappoint! Now I wait not so patiently for the next. If you like fairy tales with a twist, this series is for you! 

I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


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Guarding Eden: A Midway Novel Book One (Hidden Wings 6)

By Cameo Renae

~Synopsis~

Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, seventeen-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she’s left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander.
Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures—known as Darkling—lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself.
Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy.
Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.
Guarding Eden is a Hidden Wings Spin-off Series and a Midway Novel.
Intended for Ages 15 and over


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Pure: New World Magic Book One

By Kim Alexander

~Synopsis~

‘A unicorn walks into a bar….’
That is not a joke.
Look, I’m a bartender, I have nothing to do with the xenos. I don’t care if it’s an elf or a vampire–as long as they don’t bother me, I steer clear. I have my reasons–you can see them in the scars on my neck.
I never wanted to get involved. But my life changed for the second time when I saved the life of a unicorn. I made an enemy of something old–old and evil, and whatever it was, it’ll be back for another try. I also made a friend when I decided to help March. He’s only been a human man for a day. I’m responsible for him now. He’s my friend…and maybe something more. Maybe a lot more.
It doesn’t matter to me that he isn’t magical anymore. I don’t care if he’s not PURE.
But he does.
From best-selling author Kim Alexander, a modern fairy tale of magic, love, and redemption.


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The Azure Kingdom (The Iridescent Realm Book 1)

By Michelle Dare

~Synopsis~

One key, one door, one man, one leap.

Alison Wescot inherited the antique store the day her mother died. It was nothing she wanted, but she couldn’t part with it. The antiques inside were all she had left of her mother. She thought she knew every piece in the store, until one day she discovered a box with a key inside, along with a letter from her mother. A key to a door she never knew existed.

Lucas Azure is the leader of the kingdom’s elite guard, a group of men whose sole purpose was to protect their territory and people. The youngest of the king’s four children, he was also the deadliest. The men in his group followed him faithfully, never questioning his orders. When Alison appeared, he knew he had to protect her at all costs.

The day Alison walked through the door, her recurring dream became a reality. The man who always remained a mystery was standing before her. There were dragons flying overhead and a castle in the distance. She was now in the Azure Kingdom.


A Kiss Before Doomsday (A Dru Jasper Novel Book 2) by Laurence MacNaughton – My Review


Release Date: July 11th 2017

Genre: Urban Fantasy

~Synopsis~

When an undead motorcycle gang attacks Denver’s sorcerers, only one person can decipher the cryptic clues left behind—Dru Jasper, proprietor of the Crystal Connection and newly minted sorceress. Though Dru has learned how to harness the powers of her crystals, she’s in over her head. A necromancer is using forbidden sorcery to fulfill the prophecy of the apocalypse and bring about the end of the world. Dru’s only chance to stop him requires tracking down her would-be boyfriend, hot rod mechanic and half-demon Greyson. Everyone thinks he’s dead, but Dru believes he’s still alive, and finding him is the key to unraveling this evil. To learn the truth behind the necromancer’s attacks, Dru must team up with her friends, and maybe even an enemy or two. Only Rane’s brawn, Opal’s wisdom, and Salem’s spells can help her infiltrate the necromancer’s hidden lair, stop the prophecy, and save the world. But they need to do it fast before legions of the undead rise to consume the souls of everyone on earth. . . .

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~My Review~

Dru and the gang are back! There is more adventure and even more danger to be had! 

The story picks up right where the first one ended. Facing a whole new set of enemies, Dru along with Rane and Opal, must find out how to put a stop to the impending Doomsday. Never a dull moment in this series! The story kept me engaged from beginning to end. A definite page turner! These characters are great as well. I love Rane. I wasn’t sure about her in the first book but now I loooove her! I can’t wait to dig into the next one. This adventure just keeps getting better and better! This has fast become one of my favorite series. I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*

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Saving Jace: A Fada Novel (The Fada Shapeshifter Series Book 4)

By Rebecca Rivard

*BEST SHIFTER NOVEL of 2018, Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards*

Discover USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Rivard’s world of dark shifters and dangerous fae…

THE DARKTIME ISN’T OVER…

A black panther shifter with a scarred heart…

Jace Jones, a lieutenant in the Baltimore Earth Fada Clan, lost most of his entire family in the clan war known as the Darktime. Scarred by the deaths, Jace pours his soul into rebuilding the clan. The only person who has a claim on his heart is his niece. Then an attack by a fae assassin leaves him dying on a human’s doorstep.

A gutsy human who is more than she seems…

Evie is doing her best to raise a teenage brother on a waitress’s pay while taking classes toward a nursing degree. She has no time for men—until she finds Jace bleeding out in her backyard. After she saves the sexy shifter’s life, the two take the first steps toward a happily ever after. But now Evie is the fae’s new target.

And the Darktime isn’t over…

5 stars from InD’Tale Magazine: “Primally exciting, sexy and downright fun, Saving Jace is an absolute winner!”

NOTE: Saving Jace is the start of the Darktime Trilogy featuring the Baltimore Earth Fada Clan. All books are standalone with an HEA, but the stories and people interconnect. If you crave dark shifters, steamy romance and intense emotional storylines, this book is for you. Keep reading for an excerpt:

Someone was watching her. Evie gripped her keys and glanced around.

Across the alley, a pair of luminous green eyes stared at her from the shadows.

Her heart kicked into a gallop. “Jace? Is that you?”

Please let it be him.

He stepped out of the shadows. She blew out a breath. It was Jace.

He crossed the alley in a few long, loose strides. An atavistic tremor went down her spine. This was the real Jace—and he was nothing like the injured, feverish victim of last week. No, this man was dark. Powerful. Raw-boned. A panther in a T-shirt and jeans.

She squared her shoulders and lifted her chin, because damn it, she’d saved the man’s life. She refused to let him spook her.

He stopped a few feet away. “Hello, Evie.”

He was bigger than she remembered, but then, last week he’d been hunched over nursing his injuries. Now she realized he was a good half foot taller than her with the lean, hard build of a soldier. Another shiver went down her spine—but this one had nothing to do with fear.

THE FADA.
Shapeshifters created during Dionysus’s infamous bacchanals.
They’re dark, ruthless, untamed—but when they love, it’s forever.

*Best Shifter Series of 2018 (Fada Shapeshifters) ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards*


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Talon (Rise of the Pride, Book 1)

By Theres Hissong

My name is Talon Shaw and I am the alpha of a pride of black panthers. My cat finds his mate in a human female and she wants a date! Panthers don’t date…we mate.
Before my plans fall into place to court the woman who is destined to be my mate, one of my pride is taken and held for ransom.
That ransom is me.
I will do anything for my pride, but my little human mate puts herself in my place. When I find out that she has been taken, along with a young girl from my pride, I vow to bring them both home. My Guardians and I hunt to find my mate, save my pride, and deal out justice for those my enemy has harmed.
That is…if I’m not too late to save them both.

 


Tides of Time (The Legacy Book 1) by Luna Joya – My Review


Release Date: August 20th 2019

Genre: Urban Fantasy

~Synopsis~

A witchy good girl hiding secrets from her family…

Cami yearns for a regular, ho hum, average life. Or at least as normal as she can get in a family of witches. But she can’t tell her sisters about her violent ex. Or that she broke the first rule of magic to “harm none.” Yet, when her youngest sister asks for help unraveling the death of a 1930’s star abused by loved ones, Cami can’t refuse.

A reformed bad boy who doesn’t know his family’s hidden secrets…

Sam lives for his restaurant and the intrigue of digging into Hollywood history. He avoids the entanglements of relationships since even his own parents didn’t want him. But when the enchanting Cami needs his help to crack an unsolved mystery, he can’t resist. The closer they come to finding the killer, the more they crave each other. But someone is determined to stop them.

Can they solve the mystery before history repeats itself?

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~My Review~

This urban fantasy read is filled with magic and suspense. I loved the old Hollywood woven into the plot. Those scenes really transported me to another time. A much more glamorous time. I wish the author had elaborated on some things a bit more. There were times I felt like there was a previous book I had missed.

That being said, this is a wonderful book! Highly enjoyable. I was engaged from beginning to end. I was delighted in the different ways the author chose to incorporate magic into the book. These characters were well written. I hope to read more about these witchy sisters! I loved the chemistry between Cami and Sam. A wonderful debut for Luna Joya. I look forward to reading more from this author! I give this 5 stars.

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It Happened One Doomsday (A Dru Jasper Novel Book 1) by Laurence MacNaughton – My Review


Release Date: July 12th 2016

Genre: Urban Fantasy

~Synopsis~

Magic is real. A handful of sorcerers wield arcane power against demons and the forces of darkness. These protectors of the powerless are the best magic-users in the world. Unfortunately, Dru isn’t one of them. She’s got magical potential. She uses crystals to see enchantments, and she can research practically anything in the library in the back of her little store, sandwiched between a pawnshop and a 24-hour liquor mart. She sells enough crystals, incense, and magic charms to scrape by. Everything changes the day a handsome mechanic pulls up in a possessed black muscle car, his eyes glowing red. Just being near Greyson raises Dru’s magical powers to dizzying heights. But he’s been cursed to transform into a demonic creature that could bring about a fiery doomsday. There’s only one chance to break Greyson’s curse—and it’s about to fall into Dru’s inexperienced hands. . . .

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~My Review~

It Happened One Doomsday is a fun and unique magical read! Dru Jasper owns a crystal shop and helps people with her magic. She believes she doesn’t have many magical abilities but all that changes when Greyson walks into her shop. Things go from bad to worse. Dru and her friends are in for one hell of ride.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last. I LOVED the fact the author incorporated crystals into the story. These crystals are used for protection AND as a type of weapon. YES! You can tell the author has done his research. The story has a great plot. Very well written. The characters have life. There’s sassy, sarcastic, and humor all intertwined to make this story what it is. I look forward to reading more from this series! I give this 5 stars.

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De Lady Down De Bayou: Short Story Compilation (The Swamp Witch Series Book 1) by Sonia Taylor Brock – My Review

Release Date: March 21st 2014

Genre: Urban Fantasy

~Synopsis~

A compilation of short stories about the Swamp Witch and her interactions with people in the community.

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~My Review~

Loved loved loved!! This is a delightful collection of short stories featuring the one and only, Swamp Witch. They range from funny to heartfelt and will have you wanting to make a trip to Louisiana! This is my fave book in the series!! I give this 5 stars!

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