Title: Moments in Oblivion

Author: Yolanda Olson

Genre: Short Stories/Thriller/Suspense/Horror

Release Date: December 12, 2017

 

Moments in Oblivion

 

Synopsis:

Four short horror stories to ignite your darkest fears from bestselling author Yolanda Olson. 

As Sadie Sleeps – Find out what happens when a fatal moment is caught in an endless loop of hopelessness and chaos. 

Dead Zones Are Arbitrary – Take the road less traveled and attempt to escape your demons. Can you find the path home or will you fall by the wayside?

Skin – Beautiful things happen when all the fragile pieces finally fall into place, but how much is the price of perfection truly worth? 

A Day In The Death – Do all small towns really have deadly secrets? Sometimes it’s best to heed the warning from the voices in your head.

 

Moments In Oblivion

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Moments In Oblivion by Yolanda Olson is just that, defining moments in the lives and/or deaths of the characters in each story.

Each chapter in this book was its own short story and in true Yolanda style, not all is what it seems. 

It didn’t take me long to figure out that something wasn’t quite right in the first story, As Sadie Sleeps. Sadie is a sick little girl and her mom will go to Hell and back to get her the help that she needs.

The story, Dead Zones Are Arbitrary asks the question, “how far and fast will you travel to outrun your demons?”

Skin is the third story in the book and well all I can say is the title speaks for itself and be careful how you treat people.

Out of all the stories in this book though, A Day in the Death was my favorite. It had a perfect balance of intrigue, gore, suspense, and that unique twist that let’s you know you are reading a Yolanda Olson book. Men, beware of how you treat the women in your life. Some of them like their revenge served bloody.

This book was a bit lighter on the gore then many of Yolanda’s books are, however the plots are still pretty gruesome so beware of reading if you have a weak stomach.

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Yolanda Olson

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

 

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You Are A Badass

 Title: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Author: Jen Sincero

Genre: Self Help/Personal Development/Motivational

Release Date: April 23, 2013

 

You Are A Badass

 

Synopsis:

Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. 

 

Via chapters such as “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” “Fear is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It,” Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I bought You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. I was a new coach, learning how to grow my business and this book kept popping up on my newsfeed. Needles to say the title of the book spoke volumes to my inner badass.

When I first started reading the book, I wasn’t exactly impressed. It was a whole lot of cussing and trying to sound cool. Like a preteen/teenager who is learning how to use her “big girl” words and thinks they make her sound more like an adult when really she just sounds ridiculous. 

As I continued to read the book, it began to sound even more hokey. The author kept talking about connecting to Source Energy and using it to increase your frequency.

I found it all very humorous, but I knew there was a message to find. And find it I did!

The message of the book is that you get from the universe exactly what you put into it. In other words, if you are positive minded, even in times of struggle, things will work themselves out. It also carries the message to love yourself and give yourself grace.

It delivers this message while also allowing that we will all have bad days and moments of weakness. 

By the end of the book I felt that I had learned a very valuable life lesson and I would even go so far as to credit having read this book with helping me stay positive during the stressful process of looking for a new job.

This is a great book for someone who is looking for a more positive outlook on life.

 

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Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who’s helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books. Her #1 New York Times bestseller, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (2013), has sold well over a million copies, is available in twenty-plus languages, and continues to grow in popularity around the globe. Her follow-up, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (2017), also a New York Times bestseller, is written with the same inimitable sass, down-to-earth humor and blunt practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller and Jen a celebrated voice in the world of self development. Based on her own transformation, from a frustrated forty year-old living in a converted garage watching tumbleweeds blow through her empty bank account, to a successful business owner traveling the world in style, You Are a Badass at Making Money is a testament to the fact that, in Jen’s words: “If my broke ass can get rich, you can too.”

As a highly sought-after speaker, Jen has shared her signature brand of motivational comedy with everyone from women entrepreneurs to multi national corporations to non-profits to educational institutions to her mom’s book group. In 2011 she sold most of her possessions and spent the next three years running her business from all corners of the globe, writing, speaking, coaching and encouraging people to live lives of unbridled awesomeness.

Jen and her work have appeared in a variety of media outlets including the New York Times, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah Magazine, Success Magazine/Radio, Money Magazine, Comedy Central, Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Interview, Cosmo and The Howard Stern Show. Her other books include the semi-autobiographical novel, Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer (2002) and The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping With Chicks (2005).

 

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Low carb Pecan Pie

A little Thanksgiving History

The last place we were stationed before we moved to the west coast was our home state of West Virginia. For those 4 years that we lived there, I would travel the 3 hours to my grandparents and cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Traveling the next day to my husbands parents house where they delayed Thanksgiving dinner a day so that we could share the meal with them.

Thanksgiving 2009

The Herolds Thanksgiving 2009

Our first thanksgiving on the west coast was a little depressing for me as I only had my immediate family to cook for that year. Luckily we had made some good friends that year and ending up sharing the meal with them.

As the years in California passed our Thanksgiving tradition has been to invite all the geo-bachelors and single soldiers my husband works with to our house to celebrate. Every year on this day, our house became a revolving door of people stopping by to share a bite to eat and some good company in place of spending the day alone.

I enjoyed every second of it.

Since moving to Washington, although we still put out the invite, sadly not many people have taken us up on our offer and this year it was just us.

Knowing that we weren’t going to have anyone over this year, I decided that I wanted to stay on track with my nutrition as much as possible. You see I have been following a ketogenic diet for that past 4 months or so and it has helped me take off some of the weight (about 15 pounds so far) and get my energy back. I’m loving it so far.

The problem?

The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low/no carb diet and I LOVE stuffing. I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without it. I also love pie. Every year my youngest and I make an apple pie. There is also usually an pumpkin pie in there as well. I didn’t want to give those things up just to stay on track.

So I did what anyone would do…. I started looking up keto friendly recipes on Pinterest so I could still enjoy the foods that I love this holiday.

Recipes

I want to start off by telling you all that the rest of my family have not joined my in the keto lifestyle. So I did end up making two different kinds of stuffing, regular and low carb, as well as a regular apple pie and a low carb pecan pie.

I found my recipe for low carb stuffing on a website called Maria Mind Body Health. You can find it on my PInterest page under Keto Thanksgiving Ideas.

Making the stuffing was sort of an adventure. I’m not much of a baker and the first step in making the keto stuffing is to make low carb garlic bread to be cut up and used in the stuffing.

The first part of the adventure was finding budget friendly unflavored protein powder to use in the recipe. I finally found True Athlete Natural Whey Protein at the Vitamin Shoppe. The bonus…..I also got a free water bottle with my purchase. Score!

unflavored protein powder

So the night before Thanksgiving, I made my first batch ever of low carb garlic bread.

Low carb garlic bread

I sliced it, toasted it, and then diced it up and added it to what was actually some very tasty stuffing!

Low carb stuffing

The next low carb recipe I made was pecan pie. I mean you can’t have Thanksgiving without pie. My son and I kept our tradition and made what I was told was a darn good apple pie. Then I preceded to make my first ever pecan pie, low carb or not.

You can again find the recipe under Keto Thanksgiving Ideas on my Pinterest page or you can head over to Keto Connect and look up their low carb pecan pie

Low carb Pecan Pie

The only thing that I would change about this recipe is that I probably won’t add any sweetener to the crust like the recipe called for. The pie itself was already sweet enough. Also for the size pie I made, I needed more of the filling so I probably would have doubled the recipe.

I must say, for having no sugar in it, that pie was super sweet and definitely satisfied my sweet tooth this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving was a success!

Even though we didn’t have any extra people over this year for Thanksgiving, ultimately it was still a success and I enjoyed the time I had to spend with my family. I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

Thanksgiving 2017

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Redeemer

Title: Redeemer

Series: Night War Saga Book 3

Author: Leia Stone & S.T. Bende

Genre: Myths & Legends/Norse/ Teen & Young Adult

Release Date: October 1, 2017

 

Redeemer

 

Synopsis:

Hunt down the weapon pieces, destroy the night goddess, protect Midgard (Earth). That was always the mission . . . 

When an unexpected sacrifice turns Allie’s world on its head, she discovers her true function within the Asgardian world. Her new purpose has much higher stakes—and significantly bigger dangers—than she ever could have imagined. And as the Goddess of Night unleashes an unparalleled wave of fury across the realms, Allie’s dream of a peaceful future with her favorite protector all but disappears. Nott’s determined to control Midgard. But Allie has more to fight for than ever before, and she’s determined to end the Night War . . . no matter what it costs her.

 

My Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

The Night War Series by Leia Stone and S.T. Bende is one of my favorite young adult series. It’s clean and refreshing while not skimping on the danger and hardships faced by Allie and her protectors as they fight Nott, the Night Goddess. 

Redeemer is the last book in this three book series which should be read in order. If you haven’t read Protector or Defender, you can grab your copy of each by clicking on their title.

The quest to find the 3 remaining pieces of Allie’s weapon continues and the stakes continue to rise. With each new piece found, Nott’s rage increases making the story line in this book one of the darkest in the series.

Lives are lost, truths are revealed, and roles change as this story unfolds, yet the characters still find time to goof off, laugh, have fun, and find love. I found myself alternating between laughing my butt off and crying my heart out. 

Allie has a big decision to make. Does Nott need to be destroyed or can she be redeemed?

 

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Leia Stone

Leia Stone is a USA TODAY best-selling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. When she isn’t writing or kiddo wrangling, her nose is shoved in a good book. She is quite proud of her extensive crystal rock collection and likes things that others deem to be weird. She is a vegetarian and coffee addict who lives with her husband and family in Gilbert, AZ where she gets lots of vitamin D. 

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S.T. Bende

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVities cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired her YA Fantasy series (Elsker Saga, Ære Saga, and Night War Saga). She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.

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CowSex

Title: CowSex

Author: Lesley Jones

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: September 28, 2017

 

CowSex

 

Synopsis:

If you add two strangers to a cabin, in the middle of a snowstorm, the obvious is bound to happen… CowSex.

When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of Colorado mountain man Koa Carmichael, fists, chemistry and sexual banter ensue. 

After the punk rock Tinker Bell and semi-retired country rock star share some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have just discovered what neither of them knew they were looking for.

CowSex, sometimes all you need is a little bit.

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

What happens when a girl from Essex and a cowboy from Colorado are thrown together? CowSex! Lesley Jones wrote one heck of a funny book when she wrote Cowsex.

At first I was very hesitant to read this book, but it was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to give it a go. It was definitely worth the read.

Gracie has just ended things with her long time boyfriend and decides she needs a change of scenery. So she rents a cabin in Colorado and hops on a plane. When she gets there, to her surprise, there is someone already staying at the cabin. A tall, dark, and handsome someone who happens to own it. 

The Colorado winter weather, has them both stuck together and neither one are happy about it at first, but it doesn’t take long for a chemistry to develop between the two. 

Gracie has a mouth on her that left me laughing my butt off throughout the majority of the book. If it wasn’t her mouth that had me rolling, it was the awkward situations the two of them constantly found themselves in. 

Don’t worry everyone, there was no CowSex. There was plenty heat going on between the two humans though so grab your lasso, shout yee-haw and get ready to laugh till you cry.

 

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Lesley Jones

Lesley Jones was born and raised in Essex England but moved to Australia in 2006 with her family. Her first book was Saviour, followed up by Resolution. Next came books 1&2 in the Carnage series, then Conviction, a stand alone novel. In 2015, Marley, a Carnage companion book was released, with the series being neatly tied up by The Letters, published in February 2016. She has quickly gained a reputation as a writer of gritty, down to earth characters, involved in angsty and emotional plot lines. Carnage having won a number of awards for ‘Best Ugly Cry’ Her readers love the fact that she can switch her stories from hot and steamy, to snot bubble ugly crying, followed by laugh out loud moments, in the space of a few sentences. She has declared that the very best part of her job is meeting her readers and already has plans to travel to the U.S for several events during 2016/17, a list of which can be found on her web site. When not writing, she has admitted to being a prolific reader, getting through around four or five books a week. She is a fan of trashy reality TV, listening to music, watching her son play football and enjoys a glass of wine… or three.

 

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Where Sleeping Gods Lie

Title: Where Sleeping Gods Lie

Author: Yolanda Olson

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Erotica

Release Date: May 6, 2017

 

Where Sleeping Gods Lie

 

Synopsis:

Content Advisory: The following story contains scenes of a graphic nature. These scenes are horrific and sexual acts that are occurring. Bloody goodness and dirty, vicious boys lie ahead. You’ve been warned.

Logic tells us that when we reach the end of something, we stop. 

Life is a game, a book; everything has an ending, but what if the end is just the beginning? My end came a long time ago and I hope you’ll understand why I can begin again at that exact moment.

There are reasons these things happen. I’m not entirely sure what they all are, and I can name a certain few, but that would defeat the purpose of figuring it out. Everything should begin as a clean slate and end in flames. Nothing is salvageable if you really open your eyes and look at this putrid world. I was once taught that everyone deserves a second chance, everyone is wonderful in their own way, and everyone finds happiness.

I used to believe that because I had found my happiness. My sliver of sunshine on a rainy day. My cool, calm in the raging fires that spoke softly enough to quiet my malicious thoughts.

But there are only so many times you can roll the dice before you keep ending up with the same numbers.

 

My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Where Sleeping Gods Lie by Yolanda Olson has to be on of my top 3 favorites that she has written. It doesn’t rely on gore as much as many of her other stories do, however if you have every read a book by Yolanda, you know there is going to be a catch in the end.

When first getting to know Fai and Koval, they seem like your normal couple who like spicing things up every now and then by adding a third. That’s where Angie comes in. However, things take a wrong turn when a drunk Angie says all the wrong things and sends Koval into a downward spiral.

In an effort to save Koval from himself, Fai gets Angie to take him across the border to their secluded cabin. Angie is hell bent on making it up to the two men in any way she can. That was her first mistake.

I spent the whole book falling in love with Fai and Koval. I felt that Koval was full of angst and had major issues, while Fai fought to  keep him balanced. It’s this reason that I never would have guessed the ending.

Technically this book would be considered a horror, but honestly it doesn’t read that way. More like a suspense. You know something is going to go terribly wrong, but you don’t know when or how.

That’s all I can say without giving away the ending. So you’ll just have to read it for yourself.

 

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Yolanda Olson

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

 

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Phaelyn

Title: Phaelyn

Series: The Dark Shadows 2.5

Author: Ariel Marie

Genre: PNR/Paranormal/Romance/Fantasy/Vampires

Release Date: June 4, 2016

 

Phaelyn

 

Synopsis:

The Dark Shadows were charged with the responsibility of protecting the vampire nation. Going after the kidnapped vampire royal guard was all in a day’s work.

Idris Lafayette waited inside of his prison cell for the Dark Shadows to come for him. Idris knew that they would be relentless in their quest to find him. No vampire left behind. Through all of the torture and experiments the necromancers put him through he refused to break. He held onto a small shred of hope. Hope that he would be rescued, hope that the Shadows would tear through the necro’s hidden underground lair and kill them all. He yearned to get at least one last glimpse of her.

As the lone female Dark Shadow member, Phaelyn Otvos was used to being singled out. She was one of the deadliest females to ever hold a sword. Enemies underestimated her, while potential lovers were intimidated by her. Her latest assignment—retrieve the missing vampire guard. The one person who captured her heart years ago was now her mission. Thrown together in the midst of the war between vampire and necromancers, will Phaelyn and Idris recognize that they were meant for each other?

 

Phaelyn

 

Review:

Rating: 5 Stars ✰✰✰✰✰

Phaelyn is book 2.5 in The Dark Shadows series by Ariel Marie. It is a short novella that can be read as a stand alone book.

Phaelyn is the only female in the Dark Shadows. She was once a human and was turned by her friend Nadira, the vampire princess, after being attacked by a rogue vampire in the woods outside her childhood home.

Idris is one of the royal guards. He was charged with keeping Watch over Anika, Nadira’s best friend and Toma’s fated mate, but he failed and they both ended up being taken by the necromancers. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the Dark Shadows find where they are hiding him.

Phaelyn is on the team sent to free Idris. When things don’t go quite as planned, they find themselves alone in a cabin for the night. Will they finally admit to the feelings they both have for each other?

This was a nice short read! It tied up some of the loose ends from Toma and Anikas story and also gives you a look into how Phaelyn came to be the only female in the Dark Shadows. Both Phaelyn and Idris are strong alpha characters. Idris has always had feelings for her but never acted on them. It wasn’t until they were alone that they realized that it was maybe more. There are a few dark moments in this book when Zoreal, the necromancer who tortured Idris, couldn’t handle losing and decides he needs some revenge. But don’t worry, there is plenty of HOTNESS to balance things out. It is another great book to continue this series.

 

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Ariel Marie

Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.

 

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Pearl's Awakening

Title: Pearl’s Awakening

Series: Devil’s Iron MC Book 3

Author: GM Scherbert

Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 30, 2016

 

Pearl's Awakening

 

Synopsis:

Tank
I made the biggest mistake of my life the day I walked out on Pearl. Foolishly, I misunderstood what was happening right in front of my own eyes and just left her. I want to make it right–no I need to make it right. I’ll do whatever it takes to make her forgive me and have her look at me like she did in the beginning.

 
Blaze
I have found something I never thought I’d need, have, or even want … the other part of me. Pearl took off without a word and that is not something that I can tolerate. That’s not how we are going to start our life together. She needs to answer for these transgressions, as well as the one she’s been keeping from me.

 
Pearl
FML! I have to be who I am and live the life I want, because there’s no way I will ever go back to living for someone else. I’m lost to the feelings that I have for them–both of them. Struggling with what it is that I truly want is what made me run … again. I need to stay strong for my girls, and also for the baby who will be sharing our lives soon. No matter what happens. Our happiness is all that matters.

 

Review:

Rating: 3 Stars ✰✰✰

Pearl’s Awakening by GM Scherbert is the third book in the Devil’s MC Series. Before you read this book you may want to read the first two books in the series. 

The story starts off shortly after Pearl ran from Blaze and Tank. She is headed up to a cabin that her late husband left for her daughters to cool off and figure out what she wants to do in her relationships with both men. She made a promise to Blaze and she wants to honor that promise, but she still has feelings for Tank as well.

She is afraid to tell them both how she feels and ask for what she wants. She’s not even sure if its possible to have. Can they work it out? Who will she pick?

I’ll be honest, as individual stories, I didn’t care much for these books, but all together, the stories flow quite nice. The dialect in the books still kind of bothers me. They speak very proper english with little to no slang or contractions. In my head the character’s sounded like robots or people speaking english as a second language who haven’t learned contractions yet.

I didn’t like Tank in the first book and I don’t care much for him in this book either. He is selfish and childish. He needs to grow up and learn how to listen without being told to do it. He did however redeem himself after the baby is born. I love Blaze, he is all about Pearl. He is even willing to work with Tank to make her happy. It’s nice to see Pearl grow as a character and start to be more confident. It’s nice to see her dominant side come out a little as well. I have to say that I was very happy with the outcome and kind of surprised at the same time.

For her first series, I think the author did really well! If you like MC books with a little BDSM added in for a bit of twist, then you will like this book and the first 2 as well.

 

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Pavel

Title: Pavel

Series: Guardians in Love

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: August 12, 2016

Author: Brianna West

 

Pavel

 

Synopsis:

*A standalone based off the main series, the Promiscus Guardians*

Eve’s entire existence and the secret power she harbors is forever changed when she meets the incredibly gorgeous Russian, Pavel Volkov, one night after he single-handedly saves her from being attacked. Claiming he’s part of an elite group of Guardians that police the Light and Dark, Pavel takes her into his protection.

The playboy warlock-faerie helps Eve unlock the secrets of her past, training the hidden power within as they attempt to keep her from the Dark that seeks to capture her. But with nothing short of disdain for the man claiming to be her protector, can Eve discover the truth behind who she really is? Will she be able to learn how to use her powers efficiently? And more importantly, will she be able to deflect the relentless advances of her so-called protector?

 

Pavel

 

Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Pavel by Brianna West is the second book in the Guardians in Love series but can be read as a standalone novel.

Eve and her sister have always had special powers. Ones that seem to be stronger on their birthdays. Since their parents died when they were younger, they have no idea why they have them and no one to teach them how to use them, so they do their best to hide them.

That is until the night Eve is attacked on the streets while walking home by some strange creatures. She is saved by a man who has powers of his own.

His name is Pavel and it turns out he is her protector. The problem? He’s gorgeous and he has no problem showing it.

This book was too cute! Pavel is one of those annoying guys that has no problems letting you know how hot he knows he is and no matter how hard Eve tries to get him to back off, he refuses to go away.

The truth is, he’s kind of adorable, as are his friends. They grow on Eve and every once in a while, you see Pavel’s true feelings shine through.

Eve is learning about how special she really is and what her powers are really meant for. She is being trained by Pavel on how to use them as they spend more and more time together, she finds herself being attracted to him.

As their feelings grow though, they keep finding themselves in danger and things keep trying to keep them apart. It seems there is a dark side that wants Eve and her powers for themselves.

There is a little bit of everything in this book, humor, hotness, suspense, hotness, evil, hotness, paranormal, oh and did I say hotness. It’s all in there and very tastefully done. You can’t help but love the Characters no matter how annoying they can be at times.

 

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Brianna West

Brianna West lives in beautiful Northern California with her wonderful husband and three adorable children. She writes funny, real stories that are accompanied by humor and supernatural elements. Recently published in October 2015, Brianna has gone on to add several books to her main series and spin-off series since then.

Her stories feature sassy, strong heroines; hunky, supernatural heroes; a sordid amount of action; enough humor to leave you laughing all the way through; and a world that will fill you with overwhelming desire to be a part of.

 

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Owned by Dominic

Title: Owned by Dominic

Series: The Possessed Series Book 1

Author: KL Donn

Genre: Romance/ Suspense

Release Date: June 18, 2016

 

Owned by Dominic

 

Synopsis:

***OWNED by Dominic will be $0.99 for a limited time before going to regular price on July 5th***

own /ōn/ – verb
have something as your own or possess

Him
A life made of ruthless decisions and a demanding career made Dominic Slade a cold man living in a world of gray. On a mission to eliminate a drug trafficker in Ireland, he meets his match—in an 11-year-old girl. She opens his eyes to the light in the world with her sassy mouth and lack of fear.

It’s just too bad she’s the daughter of his target.

Her
One moment in time and her life is ruined. At six years old her world is shattered, all illusions of safety tossed out the window. With her Mam gone and her Da ignoring her except to scold her, Deidre O’Connor finds a companion in the tall scary man hired to be her bodyguard.

Confusion and bitterness soon engrain themselves in her heart until she fights back and runs.

Them
On Deidre’s eighteenth birthday, she runs away in search of her place in life.

On her eighteenth birthday, Dominic is sent to find her. Never expecting the little girl he used to know to have sprouted into a gorgeous, vibrant woman.

When the sins of the past come back to haunt them, are they strong enough to fight together or will they be left in the cold…alone?

****Warning This book is full of instal-love with an older man and a younger woman, hot intimate times, tons of love. And a boat load of suspense and intrigue. All adults are at least 18 years of age, and consenting. If you can’t handle instal-love walk away. If you love the sticky sweetness of it, what are you waiting for!?

 

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Review:

Rating: 4 Stars ✰✰✰✰

Owned by Dominic by KL Donn is the first book in the Possessed Series and can be read as a standalone book.

I was a little apprehensive of reading this book after I read Bullied. That book just wasn’t for me. But I thought I’d give it a try and I’m glad I did. The two books are nothing alike. This book was very well written and made complete sense. The characters were believable and identifiable. The storyline was smooth and flowed well. It was just an all around good book.

The story is about Deidre O’Connor, a young girl who grows up in a harsh environment being raised by a father who hates her and keeps her as punishment for her mother’s transgressions. She meets Dominic who was sent undercover to kill her father. He ends up being assigned as her bodyguard.

Deirdre’s father makes Dominic an offer that he cannot refuse. Her life for his.

Years later Dominic comes back to collect on the deal, but Deirdre’s father is giving in that easily.

It’s interesting to watch the relationship between Dominic and Deirdre develop from young girl and protector to lovers. The age difference is brought up, but never made a big deal. It’s based on growing, changing, and developing feelings. Dominic’s friend Case! He is a hoot and a great big comic relief to the sometimes dark feeling of the book. I have to say though that I thought the bad guys would be a bit smarter then they were. You would think running an empire would teach you a few things about evasion, but in this case, not.

There is a great mix of suspense, action, comedy, and hotness! Great Job!

 

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About KL Donn:

KL Donn

Krystal is a 29-year-old stay at home of 4 children, 3 boys, and 1 girl, she has a love for reading that she shares with them anyway she can. Her daughter is forever asking her to write a children’s book just for her, that she might consider. She has been with her hubby, Steve, for 12 years, happily married for 10 of them. She was first an avid reader, then an enthusiastic blogger, and has now finally had her dreams come true and become a writer. More often than not she can be found at home with her family, reading, writing, or scrapbooking. She is a coffee addict, book-aholic, and loves to hear from her fans.

 

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