book review

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

James Martin is brought out of his drunken stupor and forced into rehab. His employer reminds him that regardless of what happened in the past, he still has time on his contract, and they are going to collect.

The Centers for Magical Research and Development, CMRD, helps people control their powers. Ensure that they can become and maintain their status of productive members of society. James was once a promising teacher before, and Miriam is going to make sure he is again.

The CMRD has five humans who show extraordinary talent. Something beyond the normal. James must help these five harness their talent. He’s been given six months. Then three…..time is ticking, death is a breath away, and eventually James feels he has everything to lose.

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Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

**My headache must have been worse than I thought as I didn’t realize my glasses were fogged until editing. Sorry.**

Sartin is one of the only single merman in his pod. He’s been of age for a few years now but has yet to hear the song of his mate. He’s hoping that this year’s Winter Meeting will be different.

Sommar has watched Sartin for years now waiting for his turn to be shown as available. This is his year. He’s ready to finally claim who he knows in his heart is his mate. Only the fates never make things that simple.

The Winter Meeting suffered the biggest storm they’ve ever encountered and Sartin is lost at sea. He’s saved by Maru, a land person. Sartin cannot hear the songs of his people, nor the song of Sommar in his head. He believes he’s the only merperson to have survived the storm.

Sartin grieves and then allows himself to open up to Maru and form a relationship. Soon Maru’s village too, until they feel he’s betrayed them. Then a song is heard and Sartin rejoices, but will it be enough or in time?

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JMS Books: http://bit.ly/2Q9D9kg
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Tamian by Faith Gibson

Tamian by Faith Gibson

This is book #11 in the Stone Society. Can be read as a stand alone.

Tamian has spent a good portion of his life following his sister around the world. Ensuring her safety. Now that she has a mate he doesn’t know what to do, what’s his purpose, who actually is Tamian St. Claire?

While helping the Stone Society Tamian runs across a potential spy. Her picture stirs feelings within Tamian and he decides to go and personally investigate this elusive female. Only she evades Tamian and they begin a wonderful game of “catch me if you can”.

Lucy Ball is a government agent and not by her own design. She was coerced into her current position and things are about to get much worse. Just as her and Tamian start to make a connection she’s whisked off to a place unknown to perform unspeakable experiments.

She needs to escape but the compound is under intense security. Can her gargoyle save her? Will her own shifter species help? Or will there be destruction and ruin beyond compare?

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Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Dominic Walsh destroyed his past, walked away, and never looked back. For a while he roamed until he found Ward Security. There he found a job, friends, family, and home. Now if he could just get the man he’s crushing on to return the feelings.

Abraham Stevens is bisexual. Has known this for years but had a hot and heavy relationship with a girl in high school who got pregnant and they married young. Abe was dedicated to family, his wife was not. Now he’s ready to start dating again and he knows who he wants but he’s never been with a man before and he’s a bit nervous.

Just as the two start to kindle a relationship weird symbols start arriving on Dom’s house, then Abe’s, and other places. Showing both Dom and Abe that someone has a stalker.

Dom always looks panic stricken when the symbols arrive but refuses to talk leaving Abe without another option than to find the answer another way. Though it might be too late by the time Abe gets his answer.

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Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Hayden has just moved to the quaint town of Maplewood, Vermont after the loss of his husband. He’s left his job as an assistant DA, Boston, the city life, behind. He’s bought a house that just needs a little TLC on Lake Veronica.

Tommy is a handy man, retired from the Army, and still finding his way. Until he meets Hayden and then so many things start to click into place.

Just as the two are starting to kindle a new romance the town of Maplewood experiences its first homicide(s) in a long while. The first of many to come. Action is is happening within the lack that was only thought of as folklore. Dismissed as an urban legend, a vengeful woman seeking revenge on those that did her and her love wrong.

Now the town finds it’s self plagued with nightmares, dead loved ones, geological forces that can’t be explained, and somehow romances are being kindled that amp up the spirit’s malevolence.

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Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Camp H.O.W.L. #2

Nick Perry has decided to leave his practice. He’s tired of counseling married couples and seeing what lies and deceit do to people and do something more meaningful with his life. He takes an opening at Camp HOWL to help transitioning were acclimate back into society. He’s at a point in his life where he’s ready to settle down, and might have found the with whom part, there’s only one major problem.

Dr. Drew Welch is the new camp doctor. He knows a lot of the staff at the camp already from previous visits with his brothers. He’s ready to get started there and the private practice he’s taking over in the small town. The thing is, Drew’s a human. His mother married a werewolf when Drew was little so he’s grown up around/in a pack. He knows the intricacies of the pack life.

Getting Nick to understand this is a whole other story. He believes no human would or could possibly fully understand what it’s like to be a were and therefore he could never mate with one.

Under A Blue Moon is really the telling of Nick Perry floundering through his first year as camp counselor while trying to stick to his guns of not having a human mate.

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Ghost of a Chance by Kris T. Bethke

Ghost of a Chance by Kris T. Bethke

Blake is a ghost walker for the company Requiem. To perform his job he must die and let his spirit leave his physical form to assist a lost soul. When Blake is brought back to life he’s always an emotional mess. Thus requesting his anchor to be a woman.

Derek Scott quickly learns that Blake needs some pushing when he becomes his new anchor. The job of the anchor is to care for the physical body while the ghost walker is deceased and to nurse them back to health when they’re back to life.

Blake can’t help but notice how beautiful Derek is, inside and out. There is a bond quickly forming between the two. A bond that is quite unusual for a ghost walker and their anchor. They must be sure of everything before they solidify the bond and ensure Blake’s safety while he’s on the other side.

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Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
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Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Dan is a long time employee of Cowboys and Angels, a blue collar establishment. He loves his life, his job, he’s content. Then he finds out he needs a date for his friend’s wedding…..again.

Gideon’s daughter Ariel causes many problems at the bar but when she finds out Dan needs a date she arranges a speed dating night. To Dan’s surprise his boss Gideon is one of his dates. Dan hadn’t realized Gideon was bisexual nor the fact that Gideon was into Dan.

From here there are trials and tribulations to test the strength of their forming bond. Dan is a bit hesitant. Gideon will do nothing but show Dan he’s with him 100 percent of the way.

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Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
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All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

To me this was an astounding second chance romance with maybe a wee bit of mid life crisis thrown into the mix.

Liam and Ben were high school sweethearts. Liam ultimately cheated on Ben in college and they broke up. Fifteen years later the winds are changing.

Liam will often drive from NYC to his home town. He only makes it to the welcome sign before turning back, but on this fateful day he goes into town. He stops at the cemetery to ponder life. When his car won’t start the fates bring his old friend Seth to the rescue. Only Seth isn’t happy to see Liam. Nor is the jogger who passes by: Ben.

Ben stayed in their hometown and became an elementary school teacher. He loves his life though his best friend Seth says it’s boring. That Ben needs to get out more, be adventurous. Cue Liam, the past, mix in the present, and possibly the future.

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Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QxxdSg


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Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated by Tom Starita

Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated by Tom Starita

This is the story of Lucas James. He’s a middle child whose father left the family when he was still young forcing his older brother to grow up and become the man of the house. This caused tension between Lucas James and his brother, make his younger brother not so much pick sides, but understand and see both sides.

Now that Lucas James is a grown man he’s been following one dream: Rock Legend. He wants to be the man who has the band that others cover. A name thousands know, worship, and love. Only he’s nowhere close to getting there and it’s NEVER his fault.

This story follows the love story and tragedy of Lucas James and his “Apple Jack”, Lucas James getting a real job, making a deal with the devil for a place to live, and so much more.

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