Tag: paranormal

Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor

Posted September 25, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 3 Comments

Blood DarkTitle:  Blood Dark
Series:  Blackthorn #5
Author:  Lindsay J. Pryor
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  September 23, 2015
Publisher:  Bookouture
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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‘There are guardian angels, and there are monsters with wings’

Caitlin Parish should have been the last person to fall for a vampire. A member of the Vampire Control Unit, her relationship with master vampire Kane Malloy had explosive consequences. Caitlin’s colleagues count her as the enemy. And now she’s going back.

Kane has made powerful enemies of his own – and is being targeted by the head of the Global Council, Sirius Throme. With the stakes higher than ever before, Kane knows caring for Caitlin makes him vulnerable. Worse, her decision to return to VCU feels like betrayal.

With Throme threatening to tear Blackthorn apart, and the prophesied vampire leader finally revealed, Kane and Caitlin must both fight with everything they have to stop an all out war. But they’re fighting on opposite sides…

Right when she needs him most, Caitlin makes a shocking discovery about Kane. Has he been playing her all along? And can she trust him with her life when he won’t even trust her with the truth?

The choice Caitlin makes will change the game in Blackthorn forever.

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The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox

Posted September 5, 2015 by Marsha in Mystery, Series / 0 Comments

The Skeleton in the ClosetTitle:  The Skeleton in the Closet
Series:  Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2
Author:  Angie Fox
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  August 30, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime.

Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.

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A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox

Posted September 4, 2015 by Marsha in Series / 0 Comments

A Ghostly GiftTitle:  A Ghostly Gift
Series:  Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1.5
Author:  Angie Fox
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  February 15, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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Verity Long doesn’t want to see ghosts, and she’d rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend’s resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn what is really happening.

They discover an age-old secret, and must learn the truth behind a mysterious disappearance…before it’s too late.

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Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

Posted September 4, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00031]Title:  Southern Spirits
Series:  The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1
Author:  Angie Fox
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  January 21, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.

There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn’t above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

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Grave Expectations by Lina Gardiner

Posted September 1, 2015 by Marsha in Series / 0 Comments

Grave ExpectationsTitle:  Grave Expectations
Series:  Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter #4
Author:  Lina Gardiner
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  August 31, 2015
Publisher:  ImaJinn Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Tough vampire cop, Jess Vandermire, fights against her undead brethren in New York City to protect the two men she loves more than life itself. But Jess is waging a personal war, too—to save the tiny shred of soul she has left. If she loses, so does the city…

For decades, Jess Vandermire, has been fighting the city’s biggest threat—deadly hunters in the night. But with John ‘Britt’ Brittain, by her side, there’s nothing she can’t handle. That is, until now. Suddenly…

The vampires Jess and Britt are hunting aren’t acting like normal bloodsuckers. They’re braver, smarter…and harder to kill.

The Vatican has ordered Jess’s brother, Father Regent Vandermire, to save the soul of a massive, bloodthirsty creature. But his prayers aren’t working. And if the monster gets much bigger, the whole city will need them.

Her beloved Britt is once again in her life. But until he understands his newfound powers, he won’t touch her. Because there’s a good chance his love might kill her…

Jess quickly realizes she and Britt aren’t powerful enough to handle the upcoming challenge alone. There’s only one man who can help—evangelist Malcolm Fisk. Too bad they can’t trust him.

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Review: Ghostly Liaison by Stacy McKitrick

Posted August 13, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 2 Comments

Ghostly LiaisonTitle:  Ghostly Liaison
Series:   Ghostly Encounters #1
Author:  Stacy McKitrick
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  January 19, 2015
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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When Rob’s sister passed away, she left him her dog and her house. He can handle the dog part, but he doesn’t need another home. Especially a fixer-upper the neighbor swears is haunted.

Then he meets Bridget, who’s working on getting her life back together after a car accident left her scarred in more ways than one. She can’t pass up Rob’s offer of free lodging, regardless of the shape it’s in. Or the roommate that’s part of the package. She’s never believed in ghosts, but now she’s living with one who wants Bridget’s help in catching a killer. There’s only one problem: the killer has unfinished business.

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Review: RavenStorm Witches – A Coven of Bitches by Misha McKenzie

Posted August 12, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

RavenStorm WitchesTitle:  RavenStorm Witches – A Coven of Bitches
Series:
Author:  Misha McKenzie
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  May 15, 2015
Publisher:  Icasm Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

The RavenStorm Witches have taken the art of revenge to an all new level.

Hilarity ensues when Maeve and the rest of her Coven of Bitches take on the liars, manipulators, and bullies who’ve hurt or betrayed their loved ones.

And for those needing a little something extra… there’s always the stock from the better-off-dead potions cabinet.

Read on for my thoughts on RavenStorm Witches – A Coven of Bitches.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Review: Smoke on the Water by Lori Handeland

Posted August 5, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Smoke on the WaterTitle:  Smoke on the Water
Series:  Sisters of the Craft #3
Author:  Lori Handeland
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  August 4, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Abandoned beneath a black willow tree on the banks of a northern Wisconsin creek, Willow Black spent her entire childhood in foster care. Her entire life she’s had terrifying visions, and it is these visions that eventually land her in a psychiatric facility. And so Willow takes her meds and believes she is getting better. Until she meets a fellow patient who doesn’t think she is crazy at all. She thinks Willow is a witch.

Willow’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sebastian Crane, works hard to resist his feeling that he and Willow are destined to be together while also working to convince her that strange occurrences aren’t the result of witchcraft… until he is thrown into the middle of a storm of supernatural events that can’t be explained any other way.

Reunited after four hundred years, three sisters join together to vanquish the power that tore them apart…and embrace the sorcery that is their birthright.

Abandoned as an infant, Willow Black spent her childhood in foster care, the object of whispers and pity…and rumors about being certifiably crazy. Telling your young friends that you can foresee the future-and summon the rain-is a surefire way to end up in the psychiatric ward. But when Dr. Sebastian Frasier arrives at the facility, Willow’s whole life takes a turn. Sebastian is the handsomest man she’s ever actually laid eyes on-even though he has been in Willow’s visions for years. But not even she could have predicted the storm of passion that engulfs them both. With Sebastian by her side, Willow is emboldened to embrace her history, and the sisters she never knew. Soon, the true power in her blood awakes-and the battle she was born to fight begins. While the tempest rages, Willow must depend on the friends and family she’s found-and the man she has loved forever.

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Review: Midnight Kiss by Nancy Gideon

Posted July 30, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Midnight KissTitle:  Midnight Kiss
Series:  Touched by Midnight #1, Midnight #1
Author:  Nancy Gideon
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  July 12, 2015 ebook edition (original May 1, 1994 by Pinnacle)
Publisher:  ImaJinn Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley (& an original paperback owned)
Cover Description:

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon’s Touched by Midnight series.

A DARK CURSE

Miss Arabella Howland is content to forgo the London marriage mill to assist her father in his research, especially when it comes to his intriguing patient, Louis Radman. But it’s not long before Bella’s curiosity alerts her to the danger of her father’s work . . . and to the fact that Louis is not who or what he seems.

A BRIGHT PROMISE

After centuries struggling with his vile existence, Louis Radman will soon be free of his affliction, thanks to his very capable physician. Unfortunately, his heart is less secure around the man’s tempting daughter. His yearning to walk in the light once more is complicated by his desire for the delightful Bella, who is as intelligent as she is fearless. But if history has taught him anything, it’s not to tempt fate.

AN UNFORGIVING PAST

Still, happiness has a price and Louis is soon reminded that mortality comes with unfortunate limitations. To protect his new bride, he must face the demons from his past who wish to pull him back into their vampiric fold.

Yet, if he’s forced to return to his midnight world, will he lose his beloved Bella forever?

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Review: Unbound by Emily Goodwin

Posted July 29, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Unbound amazonTitle:  Unbound
Series:  The Guardian Legacies #1
Author:  Emily Goodwin
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  July 27, 2015 (original 2011)
Publisher:
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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The world of ghosts and spirits is nothing new to Anora Benson; she’s spent her whole life trying to ignore them, trying to be normal. But when the Pricolici, a group of ancient bounty hunters, are sent after her, Anora realizes she is more than just a medium.

As a witch she has power, power she doesn’t know how to use, power that makes her vulnerable to the demons that desire her gifts. Anora is alone and scared, forced to face the darkness on her own.

Then she meets Ethan, a handsome and mysterious stranger who shows up in her life right along with the magic, and he seems to know quite a bit about her and the Coven she hails from. Will she risk everything by trusting him or risk fighting alone?

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