Retribution (Redemption #3) by R.K. Ryals Spotlight and Review

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Love can overcome many odds. And while this emotion is worth many trials and tribulations, it can also lead to death.

~Bezaliel~

It is a love that is forbidden . . .

Dayton Blainey is the only sane Naphil ever to walk the face of the Earth, and she’s in love with a Demon she’s been bound to by blood.

Can love triumph over fate . . .

Marcas Craig is the Demon son of Lilith and Cain. He has a destiny he has turned his back on for Dayton.

There is only one choice . . .

Kidnapped by Marcas’ insane twin brother, Damon, Dayton has become a pawn in Damon’s fanatical attempt at securing his own redemption. The Seal is now in the hands of a mad Demon, there is a civil war brewing in Hell, and Dayton and Marcas’ love could destroy Earth.

In the end, will love conquer all?

Review by Jessica Bolduc

5 Stars

This is a great end to a wonderful series. I was so sad to see it come to an end…then I saw that there is a spin off of this series about Monroe and I will definitely be reading it. I hate to give anything away about a book, but I will say you will love Dayton and Marcas.

regina About the Author

R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to “share the love of reading one book at a time.” An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn’t live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.

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Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring Spotlight and Review

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What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?
Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason’s commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she’ll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength – once given, oaths are unbreakable…even if it means risking it all.

Review by Amanda Hammond

4 Stars

Mystic Wolves is a great read. The author did not waste time getting to some action. Darcy is a great character along with the others. She is the future mate of the Alpha named Mason. The intense love they share comes off the pages in waves. I really enjoyed the fact that she has the wolves and the vampires somewhat getting along for the greater good of the supernatural world. When problems occur they face them together and come out stronger than before. With a huge cliffhanger i could not resist buying book 2. I think it is safe to say that this is going to be an amazing ride. I am excited to see what will happen next!!

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A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn’t long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can’t help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn’t be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes.

Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!

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Wolf Spell by M.r. Polish Review

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**First in a completed series**
Flirting with boys and hanging out with her best friend pretty much sums up Esmerelda’s life, but it’s all about to change. At eighteen, the toughest decision she should have to make is whether or not to go to college, not helping her dad pick out a casket for her mother. But, it’s not until wounds heal instantly and flowers bloom in front of her eyes that she begins to question her sanity.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing, could prepare her for being kidnapped and flown out of the country, only to find out her kidnapper is a warlock. Sanity? At this point she is sure either hers or his is gone. Magic isn’t real, it’s in stories and fairy tales parents tell little kids. Or is it? But there’s more, much more… her blood is the secret gift bestowed by five dead witches and there is one warlock who’ll stop at nothing to get it. To end the curse to his power and save herself, she must awaken the witches from their graves. Shouldn’t be hard, right?

With life as Esmerelda knew it officially over, it isn’t until she meets Ian that she starts to feel normal again. He’s all the eye candy plus a Guardian wrapped up in one hot package. But, the feelings she has for him aren’t welcome because they make her forget the danger she’s in. And forgetting could mean her death.

Review by Camila Wolfe

4 Stars

A coming of age story filled with plot twist galore. I gave it 4 stars for a few reasons. First and foremost, there are a few lapses in the story time line that get confusing. I guess I would have liked more descriptions of her traing with Victor as she learned her powers. I felt like I skipped something and found my self re-reading a couple sections to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Secondly, the usage of a second language but didn’t get a correct translation. For example, as Trevor is dying…he says “Trató de encender. No es lo suficientemente fuerte.” When translated it should read, He tried to burn. I was not strong enough. However, when Esmeralda asks for a translation Jarak says that Nicholas was trying to turn Trevor. My question why would Nicholas try to turnTrevor?turn him into what?trevor was already a vampire. Third, there were a few grammatical errors.
Did this detract from the story? No.
Esmeralda’s loss of the mother she thought she knew opens the door to a life she always belonged to and was hidden from by selfish Victor. She is a very special witch and possibly the strongest that ever lived and could be the game changer in the war against the uber scary Nicholas. As she struggles to find her way in this new paranormal she has been thrust into, Esmeralda meets not one but two love interests and damn they are related.
So much happens from start to end. You will find yourself turning every page to see where the story goes. This is worth a read. I’m looking forward to next book in the series.

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M.R. Polish was born in Idaho, a long, long, long, maybe not that long time ago…. Writing has always been there for her. Growing up, her mind was filled with stories, some she shared and others she filed away to write down later in life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she decided to publish her stories for everyone to enjoy. Her first award and when writing became more than just an idea was in the 5th grade. She won the scary story contest for the school newspaper. It is one story she still has tucked away for memories. Her teacher told her she could be anything she wanted and that she had a talant for writing, being creative and drawing people into her stories. M.R. took that to heart and continued to write, although mostly in secret until recent years.
Now you can find her enjoying life with her family – wrangling her four kids, setting traps in the house with toys for unsuspecting victims (aka, her husband) and writing down all her crazy and fun stories.

“Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!” ~ M.R. Polish

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True Colors (The Masks Series Book 1) by Melissa Pearl Review

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Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn’s new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends’ true colors?

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story…

Review by Emmanuelle Pensa

4 Stars

True Colors is set in a modern highschool setting with your typical popular girl as the main protagonist. Caitlyn appears to have everything, from finances to being part of the “in” crowd, but she internally struggles with needing to comprise her desires in order to remain favorable. When she is granted a gift to see people’s true emotions, her life falls apart. Those she thought she knew are harboring secret emotions that make Caitlyn reconsider everything. While she wants to run away, she finds comfort in one true friend who helps her sort through her newfound gift. Now she must decide whether to maintain the status quo and keep up appearances, or reach out to those who are hurting.
The author did a great job of creating a realistic setting with a believable gift. The only non-believable part was Eric so accurately knowing how to help her put the masks back on people. The story was intriguing, though if you’re looking for a more fantasy environment, this book doesn’t provide that.

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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book is coming out in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”

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Lizzy Ford’s “West” Now Available For Pre-Order

West_200x300Oh, SNAP! 10 days until Lizzy Ford’s new time travel romance release: “West.”

Lizzy is celebrating with 10 Days of ‪#‎Giveaways‬, starting today! Giveaways are pinned to the top of Lizzy Ford Books Facebook Page. Check them out!

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For fans of “Doctor Who” and “Outlander”

If you could change history, would you?

College graduate Josephine “Josie” Jackson answers ‘yes’ to the question on a survey while visiting the Old West tourist town of Tombstone. The next morning, she wakes up in Indian Territory in the 1840s, where she’s given a mission to complete before she can return to her time: to reset history, and prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands over the next century, by convincing the man responsible for kindling the war between settlers and natives to stay home on the day he’s supposed to start the war.

But someone is hunting down time travelers and killing them. Three other women have been sent back to the same time period with Josie’s mission. When she stumbles upon what happened to them, she realizes the chances of her getting out of the past alive are not good.

To survive, she’ll have to trust the person who’s there to stop her from changing history, someone who has every reason to distrust her and only one reason to help her – to save her from the mysterious man who sent her back in time to start with.

 

Black Moon Draw by Lizzy Ford Reviews

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What if you woke up in a book? A reader trapped in fiction. The sexy hero waiting for her. A harrowing journey home.

For fans of “Labyrinth” and “The Neverending Story” comes an epic romantic adventure …

A reader gets sucked into the book she’s reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck – the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she’s prepared to handle.

What Naia doesn’t know: the story – and its hero – have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she’s doing there.

Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to complete her journey with the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.

Review by Amanda Hammond

5 Stars

This is a book for every book lover in the world!! What true reader does not want to become part of the book?? Naia is an average girl going through a major heart break. One night she finds a book from her favorite author that is not finished yet.After drinking all evening she has a short conversation with the author.She then goes back to the book to try and read some more but she falls asleep. When she wakes up she is in a whole new place. Dazed and confused she struggles to figure out what happened. All of a sudden she realizes where she is and whats going on. SHE’S IN THE BOOK!! Once a character approaches her, she is in total disbelief. The book takes off from there and keeps your eyes glued to the pages. The thrill and suspense is top knotch. The hardest thing to do while reading it was to put it down in order to conduct every day life! All the action is jam packed with blood and gore and is amazing! Magic and war surrounds Naia right from the start and till the end. It is the ultimate fantasy! Black Moon Draw is now one of my favorite books. As you can see, i can’t say enough wonderful compliments about it!! I will recommend this book to any and every one!

Review by Marilyn Ortega

5 Stars

Black Moon Draw, what can anyone say when they fall into a rabbit hole of adventure! What a ride!!! Lizzy Ford has out done herself with this awesome Novel, which by the way I think it should continue on.

If you are a lover of fairy tale movies, than you will love this book. It has been by far the most clever book written yet by Mrs. Ford.

As readers we all find ourselves living the story, but to live it with a fictional character who would be going through the same motions as you is beyond words.

The characters are all and more than one can expect from a story, I took great pleasure with this book, I laughed and went through the same confusion as the main character Naia went through as she was flung into this mad world of fantasy, adventure and love.

I can rant and continue to talk about it but, it’s one of those reads that you must experience for yourself.

Lizzy keep it coming woman it was as I said one of your most clever writing EVER!!!

Review by Jessica Landram

5 Stars

Lizzy Ford’s Black Moon Draw is unlike any other book out currently! Every reader, at some point, wonders what it would be like to give the hero (heroine) the boot and take over the story, to be able to feel the angst, the passion, to save the day. What if you, the reader, could actually change what happens? Would you change the ending, once you met the people who will live (or die) with the choices you make?

Lizzy opens the door, asks these questions. Black Moon Draw takes you on an adventure, gives you the possibility of true love, heartbreaking betrayal, and death at every turn. Nothing is predictable and once I sat down I had to finish the book in one sitting. Lizzy creates characters that are believable & personable. Her attention to detail leaves Black Moon Draw in your mind, long after you close the pages.

Review by Holly Cooper

5 Stars

I think this could be the second best book Lizzy Ford has written yet. At first I was not to sure but then wow I did not want to put this book down. Naia was upset that her wedding was called of so she decided what the heck why now put on my wedding dress drink. A few bottles of wine while reading a book. She never expect to wake up in a book and find people walking around with animal heads on. I loved this story and could not nor did I want to put this book down. lizzy always sucks you right into her books and this one was no exception. If you like brownies and love story’s then you really need to read this book because you will love it. this story was about Naia trying to find herself and love her selfs for her and the bonus is she finds true love.

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About the Author
Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.
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Love on the Lido Deck: A Nautical Romantic Comedy by Barbara Oliverio Review

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Sharp-witted, always-organized Keira Graham has traded in her high tech career as a systems analyst for the whirlwind world of event planning. As she builds up her fledging business, she learns that her widowed mother has news of her own – she has a serious gentleman caller! Is Keira ready for mom’s new romance?

When she gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean cruise, Keira turns to best pal chef Alexandria D’Agostino to help recruit famous chefs who will offer classes for foodies looking for fun in the sun as they gain cooking know-how. The cruise becomes a rollicking adventure for Keira, her sassy assistant Juliet, the entire D’Agostino clan, Keira’s mother and other surprise guests. And has Keira meet her match in charismatic Cruise Director Brennan McCallister, who could have something more than keeping everything shipshape on his mind?

Filled with wit, charm, and a few recipes along the way, Love on the Lido Deck brings characters to life with laugh-out-loud situations, crisp dialog and sweet romance on the high seas.

Review by Maria Varley

5 Stars

I was lucky enough to recive this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I must say this book certainly is full of love and twists that you just dont see coming. I loved it and will highly recomend any avid romance readers to purchase this book its worth it :-)

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Readers’ Favorite Award™-Winner Barbara Oliverio is the daughter of Italian immigrants who grew up with a love of books and a passion for learning. She lives in suburban Denver where she and her husband enjoy good food, travel, and disputing pro football (Go Steelers!). She has been a teacher, journalist, and marketer, and writes for everything from periodicals to the Web.

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Redemption By R.k. Ryals Review

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A fateful car accident, a strange Abbey ruled by an even stranger Abbess, an insane Demon, a world where right and wrong becomes dangerously twisted, and a confident, rebellious teenager . . . .

Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief-stricken young woman forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt who favors her moral older sister. But when Dayton’s life becomes intertwined with a dangerous

stranger, she suddenly finds herself at the center of a war fought since the beginning of time.

Trapped between what she believes is right, and a forbidden attraction, Dayton must come to terms with betrayal and her surprising lineage to stop a war before it even begins.

Review by Jessica Bolduc

5 Stars

I have had this book on my kindle for a while now and I don’t know why it took me so long to read it. It has all kinds of great paranormal creatures. Angels, Nephilim, Demons, witches and even a gargoyle. Dayton and Marcas are great. Marcas may not have wanted to be blood bound to Dayton but I think he is starting to care whether she lives or dies.

regina About the Author

R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to “share the love of reading one book at a time.” An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn’t live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.

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Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot Review

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After a car accident–an event he considers a prank gone bad–pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.

Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a ‘nice’ guy.

Funny thing is…Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.
She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.
When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist…
And that’s when things get out of control…
High School Romance, first love, sweet romance

Review by Amy Simmons

5 Stars

Hunter is a teen rock star who after making a major cry for help (although he calls it a prank) is sent to live with his great aunt. There he meets Vere.
Vere is a painfully shy teenage girl who gets physically ill just looking at her crush. She agrees to help disguise Hunter so that he will be unrecognizable in return he gives her pointers and helps her practice talking to a guy without becoming sick.
That practice pays off. Finally she can talk to her crush without getting physically ill or turning so red it hurts. She asks Hunter for one last favor, a practice kiss. And as I’m sure you can imagine things don’t go quite as planned.
If you enjoy teen romances with a twist of comedy and of course a little high school drama you will most definitely enjoy Unmaking Hunter Kennedy.

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Anne Eliot writes sweet, first-love stories. She was raised in the mountains of Colorado, but says she really learned about life, love and friendships from summers spent with her large, Italian immigrant family in Ontario, Canada.

Anne is grateful to have had schools with inspiring teachers and librarians who directed her to worlds she would not have found on her own. To this day, she adores school visits, teaching writing to teens, and is dedicated to making sure kids in need have access to books that will fuel their hopes and dreams.

While growing up, Anne hid her own anxieties by hiding and reading book after book. She developed an addiction to first love, first kisses and her favorite: the happy-ever-after story. This is what she writes today. Now she’s a mom of two and happily married to her own first love. Anne works hard to juggle being a wife and parent while writing, but fails at cooking because she is still trying to read book, after book of love stories on the side.

Anne Eliot’s first book, Almost, became a top 100 best selling Kindle book, and was a Readers Choice, Top 12 of 2012 book for Amazon.com at #11, and will be translated and released in Germany and Turkey fall 2013. Her second book, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, is a also a Kindle, top 100 best selling book in Teen Romance for 2013. She’s hard at work on her third novel, another sweet teen romance releasing fall/winter, 2013. She loves to hear from readers. Please look for her on Facebook or tweet her @yaromance.

Representation: Anne Eliot’s foreign translations, audio and film rights are represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary management.

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Beautifully Used (The Beaumont Brothers Book 2) By Susan Griscom Review

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Contemporary Romance 18+ due to adult situations

A Beaumont Brothers Series stand-alone book 2

Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn’t like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn’t really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn’t exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie’s brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not.

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of overcoming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?

Review by Amanda Hammond

5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. Brodie Beaumont is an incredible person who falls for a great girl named Gabrielle Demeres. Both characters have a troubled past that keeps them at arms length from each other. When Brodie’s brother and Gabrielles bestfriend get married, things change between the two of them. This is a fabulous romance with some shocking twists!! The courage and bravery of Brodie is simply amazing.

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I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn’t write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot.

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