Rosie’s #BookReview of #ParanormalRomance KICK THE CANDLE by @Genevieve_Jack

Kick the Candle (Knight Games, #2)Kick the Candle by Genevieve Jack

4 stars

Kick The Candle is book two of the Knight Games series of paranormal romances and continues with the story of Grateful Knight, a nurse and a reincarnated witch. Paranormal beings have been increasing in the local area and Grateful and Rick, her guardian, have been exhausting themselves trying to deal with them all.

With her new witchy powers Grateful conjures a familiar to help, but instead of a cat or an owl that she hoped for, she gets an ugly raven with attitude. Her romantic life is complicated by the jealous behaviour of Rick, and Logan, an ex-hospital patient. Meanwhile, she’s drugged and kidnapped from a party, only to discover that she is the supposed owner of a dark grimoire and several powerful dark beings want it. The problem is, Grateful knows nothing about the book or its whereabouts.

Another fun book in this series, I like the fast pace and once more I appreciated the author giving the paranormal beings some different traits from some of the standard ones in this genre. I look forward to reading more in the series.

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Book description

Commitment phobic, Grateful Knight has her hands full. While she struggles to understand her new role as Monk’s Hill Witch, evil isn’t waiting for her to come up to speed. Not only is there an increase in supernatural activity in her ward, she’s being evicted from her home, breaking in a snarky new familiar, and trying to sort out her feelings for her metaphysically connected and immortal boyfriend, Rick.

When Grateful foils a murder at a fae bordello, she uncovers a plot by a local vampire coven to obtain a secret weapon with the power to control both the living and the dead. History is threatening to repeat itself. And if Grateful doesn’t give herself over to her role completely, it could cost her everything.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of #ParanormalRomance THE GHOST AND THE GRAVEYARD by @Genevieve_Jack

The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1)The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack

4 stars

The Ghost And The Graveyard is a paranormal romance and book one of the Knight Games series. Grateful Knight is a nurse who is down on her luck. Her last boyfriend broke her heart and her finances. Her estate agent father offers her rent-free accommodation in a house that he can’t sell. Grateful is not surprised the place lacks buyers, when she opens her curtains to the neighbouring graveyard!

The house has one good point: churchyard warden Rick, her only neighbour, is a gorgeous specimen of a man, who eagerly offers her his friendship, while Grateful also discovers that she is not the only occupant of the house; two ghosts live in the attic.

As the story moves forward, Grateful learns that she has witchy abilities and that she is expected to guard the adjacent graveyard preventing other-worldly beings from leaving it. More shocks tumble out of the storyline involving Rick and Grateful’s past, as she struggles to understand what is
happening around her.

I enjoyed this, it was fun and fast-paced and I downloaded book two straight away. I liked the paranormal beings and appreciated that the author put her own twist on some of their abilities. There is a love triangle, which I didn’t mind, but some readers may dislike and the book does contain
some fairly explicit sex scenes.

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Book description

She’s trying to make a fresh start.
He’s trying to remind her of who she used to be.

Grateful Knight can’t catch a break. After a series of failed relationships, the last of which left her destitute, she takes advantage of her father’s offer to live rent-free in a property he hasn’t been able to sell. But feeling at home in a house on the edge of a graveyard isn’t easy, especially when things go bump in the night.

The only positive is the stunning cemetery caretaker, Rick. Despite her resolve to end her pattern of relationship mistakes, she literally can’t keep her hands off him. The intensity of her attraction seems almost…magical.

Once a spirit manifests on her staircase, Grateful can no longer deny that her house is haunted. Rick has a dark secret, and it has everything to do with her personal history, the house, and the spirit who warns her about both.

Feisty witches, seductive vampires, and swoon-worthy immortals come together in this page-turning paranormal romance/urban fantasy series.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of The Cousins O’Dwyer #Paranormal Romance Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Dark Witch (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Book 1) by [Nora Roberts]Dark Witch is book one of the Cousins O’Dwyer paranormal romance trilogy. These stories are set in Ireland and are a mix of legend, culture and magic. Iona Sheehan has come to Ireland in search of her family relatives and in hopes of finding a place that she can call home. Her skills as a horsewoman and the dormant magic she has, directly link her to Sorcha, a witch who lived more than 800 years ago; an evil which has followed Sorcha’s descendants through time. Iona must join with her cousins in an attempt to defeat an evil man-wolf one final time.

 

Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Book 2) by [Nora Roberts]Shadow Spell is book two of the series and focuses on Conner and Meara. Their long-term friendship turns more romantic after both have brushes with the evil Cabhan. Family and friends joins for a second attempt to finish the man-wolf, but it doesn’t end here.

 

Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Book 3) by [Nora Roberts]Blood Magick is the final book in this series and brings Branna and Fin back together. Once teenage sweethearts their lives were pulled apart when Fin developed a demon mark. However, to finally defeat the evil Cabhan, they must put their past behind them and find a way to deal with the demon who is trying to take their powers.

There is a lot going on in this trilogy, with plenty of magic, time slips, battles with evil and animal interactions. There is plenty of romance too which I looked forward to and the Irish setting was delightful. However, at times I felt it dragged a little and I was always conscious that nothing would be totally solved until the end of book three. So although generally I like this author’s writing, this particular trilogy isn’t one that I would rush to re-read.

The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy (3 Book Series) by Nora Roberts

My #BookReview of #Paranormal #Romance It’s A Wonderful Undead Life by @REMullins

It's a Wonderful Undead LifeIt’s a Wonderful Undead Life by R.E. Mullins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s A Wonderful Undead Life is a paranormal romance set in Amber Heights, Missouri.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Cailey has little to celebrate; she lost her mother in a horrific car accident, then found her husband was cheating on her. Divorced and choosing to spend the holidays alone, Cailey drowns her sorrows in whisky and an old film. Her wishes for an angelic saviour see her staggering drunkenly to a bridge overlooking the river, as she tries to replicate a scene from the movie. But instead of an angel, a vampire appears and bites her.

Vincent Sabriento is seeking to create a half human/ half vampire; this is a forbidden being and one he wants Gabriel Blautsauger to get the blame for. In a territorial war, the Toltec vampires want to discredit the powerful Nosferatu tribe.

Cailey is discovered by Gabe and his siblings. She’ll die unless they turn her into a full vampire. Will it be enough evidence to stop the council turning against Gabe and his family? Will the council believe there is a Toltec threat?

This is a fun, easy read, following popular vampire themes. Ideal for those who enjoy paranormal love stories. It’s book #1 of a series, so a good place to begin, with more romance to follow in the next books.

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Book description

It’s been a rough couple of years for Cailey Kantor. Facing her first Christmas alone and bad financial news, she prays for an angel to fix her problems. Instead, a sadistic, sociopathic vampire, with the goal of starting a vampire war, attacks her and forces her to drink blood stolen from the Nosferatu Gabriel Blautsauger.

Gabe must complete Cailey’s turning or she will die. In doing so he risks losing his yet unfound soulmate. But something about the lovely mortal speaks to his heart. Once her transformation is complete, he and Cailey find themselves embroiled in a battle that could cost them all they hold dear.

Faced with lies, abduction, and betrayal Cailey wonders if the vampire she is falling fangs over heart for is in it for love or if she’s just a means to stop a war.

About the author

R.E. Mullins is an American author. She has lived in the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Michigan and Colorado. She enjoys traveling and has visited the United Kingdom several times.

She worked as a phlebotomist for ten years and assisted in a Continuing Education Course at Ozark Technical College in Springfield, MO. While taking blood samples, patients often made comments about vampires or told vampire jokes. This gave Ms. Mullins an idea for a book – What would happen if a phlebotomist became a vampire?

R E Mullins

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