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Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…
When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.
But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma’s family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?
Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him.
Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. She’s represented by Serendipity Literary.
She lives in Belgium with her husband of 25+ years, 2 wonderful kids, and her two beloved pets. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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THIS IS MY REVIEW:
I received an A.R.C. of this but that does not colour my review in any way.
Emma is sixteen and studying hard to be a violinist. She is also learning how to make them from her grandfather, a master luthier. Something strange is happening. Several world class violinists have gone missing. The latest is Emma’s tutor.
Cory is also a student of the same tutor. When Emma decides to investigate she bumps into Cory. He is a big Sherlock Holmes fan, and they team up to investigate together.
This is a lovely mystery and spooky adventure story for Y.A. or teens. There is magic and a little innocent romance. Good strong characters that make this a very enjoyable read. I will recommend this to my young friends.
Darkworld Skin Walker. Series book #2
This series must be read in order. This one follows on directly from the first.
Our heroine Kailin must rescue her friend and her mother from the realm of the wraiths. She also has to find out where her sister is and rescue her.
Kailin’s grandmother pops in and gives her some very useful trinkets.
When a wound that Kailin received goes poisonous Logan uses his fire magic to lessen the symptoms. The poison just subsides but then flares up again. That will not stop her from fighting and killing the demons that need killing.
Very exciting non stop action. Some new characters both good and very bad ones. The sweet romance is coming along nicely.
Now I have the A.R.C. of book #3 to read. I’m a lucky girl.
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CRIMSON DESIRES: AN EROTIC VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY
*****Warning: This book contains blood, sex, and vampires doing naughty things only mature audiences should read.*****
10 steamy Vampire stories in one erotic multi-author bundle to set your nights on fire. Vampires have never been sexier…
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GOODNIGHT SAM by Inger Iversen ~ The tragic history of Sam and Hope, who have existed as vampires since the eighteenth century. Sam has grown weary of the new world along with the escalating conflicts of his kind and wishes to attain peace in what is know as ‘the true death’, while Hope desperately desires to pursue a more fulfilling life together.
ONE NIGHT WITH A VAMPIRE by Rozlyn Sparks ~ Sometimes the only way to forget the pain of a broken heart is to get back in the saddle. At least that is how Daphne’s friends see it. And since Daphne isn’t showing any signs of letting that happen, they take it into their own hands. Blindfolded, Daphne is whisked away to the famed, House of Immortal Pleasures, a vampire-run Brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, for a night of fun to exorcise her demons of boyfriends gone bad..
ALONG CAME A KILLER by Dicey Grenor ~ He’s a vampire who has found his calling in being a hired killer. Nothing’s better than taking out his targets, until he gets one he’s unsure how to handle. **This novelette (app. 12,000 words) occurs at the end of Sleepy Willow’s Loosed Soul (Vol. 3), before the Epilogue. One of the characters makes it to Wolf’s Fire (Vol. 3.2). Read to find out which one. If you are new to The Narcoleptic Vampire Series, ALONG CAME A KILLER can be read out of order or as a standalone.**
INDIGO by Willsin Rowe ~ After nine centuries, Caleb Durant believes he’s seen all the world can offer. Life has lost its music, and even hunting has become monotonous. But when he catches the essence of curvy young violist, Indigo Byrne, everything changes. Is she the one to bring music back into his immortal existence?
CRIMSON ADDICTION by Emily Walker ~ Vampire services are the norm now that they’ve decided to work alongside humans. Some of the services provided are more taboo than others. One night of bliss with a monster is never enough. Tamara should’ve known anything that good was just too dangerous. Now it’s the only thing consuming her thoughts. How will she ever escape its grip?
HALLOWEEN FANTASIES by Rozlyn Sparks ~ Touted as the sexiest party of the year, the annual Halloween Fantasy Ball is the one place a girl can let loose and succumb to her wildest fantasies.
Disguised as a sexy vampire huntress, Sasha captures the attention of Dante, a real life creature of the night. For Sasha, meeting bona-fide vampire is enough to fulfill one of her life long fantasies. She’s ready to go home a happy woman.
But Dante has other plans. It is after all, a night of fantasies, and he has a few of his own to share.
FOR THE LOVE OF RENATA by Lissette E. Manning ~ Renata Lorrie never expected to feel the way she does, most especially when it comes to her beloved Jackie. Amidst the ensuing chaos, she gives in to her hunger and insatiable desires. When love and passion collide, anything is possible, a certainty she’s learning every step of the way.
BITTEN by Morgan Black ~ Eve Mallory is a stuck up prude with a dead end newspaper job. But when her boss offers her a chance to write a story about the hottest sex club in town her whole world changes. Eve thinks she’s just at Red to get the scoop, she never expects to be brought into the elite circle of Vampires who are wealthy, beautiful, and hungry. Possibly for her blood. And then there’s Derek, with his piercing blue eyes, incredible build, and smug understanding of Eve. Why does he know so much about her? And what is it about his touch that makes her tremble?
BLOOD PURPLE, BOOK ONE OF THE BLOOD SERIES by Ashley Nemer ~ In a world we think we know, live other races entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are Algula. Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.
THE ROSE CHRONICLES by Julieanne Lynch ~ Young, beautiful and naive, Bianka doesn’t understand the price she has to pay with being the chosen one. The choices she makes will forever change life as she knows it. More so when she becomes a vampire with insatiable thirsts and desires.
BY REBECCA ROYCE.
I was lucky enough to receive an A.R.C. of this but that will not colour my review in any way.
George is a mystery writer and a bit of a geek. He is out on a stag night with his friends. Rather than ogle the strippers he is trying for the ninth time to get the bartender Trudy to go out with him. He is not a stalker just determined, he knows she is the only girl for him.
Trudy is much more than a bartender and tat is why she keeps refusing George. She is a werewolf hunter and never knows when she will have to leave town fast.
George knows nothing about the paranormals around him until one of the strippers attacks him.
This book is great fun, the way the characters deal with the changes in their lives is amusing. The sex scenes are hot and the fights exciting. The ¨world ¨it is set in makes me want to read a lot more of it. It all seems so believable. I do hope this is part of a series I want to follow the lives of the characters I have met so far.
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by Molle McGregor
The Shadow Warder’s #2
Publication Date: January 5, 2014
Also in this series: Shadow’s Awakening, Shadow’s Passion
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Brought together by circumstance. Bound together by chance. Despite the danger, passions ignite…
Sequestered for over ten years and manipulated by those that were supposed to love and protect her, Sorcha wants nothing more than her freedom. When her childhood friend and two other Shadows are kidnapped and held by a sadistic Director hell-bent on changing the very nature of their existence, Sorcha knows it’s past time to escape. With the help of the sinfully sexy Kiernan Black, she finally gains her independence, but the depths of her passion for the Warder may be more dangerous than the mission to save her friends.
As a Warder, Kiernan Black has never turned his back on an innocent. So when one of his own is working with a demon to brutalize innocent Shadows, he knows he must save them. With the beautiful, brave, and infuriatingly stubborn Sorcha Davis as his partner, he embarks on what might be the most dangerous mission of his life. But if he can find a way to make the fiery Shadow his along the way, the rewards could outweigh the risks.
About Molle McGregor
Molle’s writing career started when she was seven and suffered terrible insomnia. Night after night she couldn’t sleep until long after mid-night, only to wake a few hours later. Frustrated with her inability to just go to bed, (and her penchant for sneaking a book and a flashlight under the covers) her grandmother said, “You like to read so much, why don’t you tell yourself a story until you fall asleep.” With this brilliant advice, Molle’s overactive brain was off and running. Now, years later, she’s finally taught herself to sleep, but she’s never stopped telling stories.
When she’s not reading, writing, or staring into space making things up, Molle is getting into trouble with her husband, two sons, two dogs and vicious attack cat in the mountains of North Carolina. She likes to hike, cook, listen to music way too loud, and hang out with her boys. She does not like dusting or emptying the dishwasher.
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DARK WORLD BOOK #1.
Kailin is a skin walker. That means she can transform herself into a panther. She has left her alpha father’s colony to live in the city. She works as a youth councillor . The people she works with have No idea of the “others” that share the world with them. Kailin also hunts Wraiths. They are soul sucking demons.
Logan is a Fire Mage, who works for Omega. That is a police force that deals with “special “cases. When Someone dumps a skinned body on Kailin’s doorstep and shoots her, she finds herself with too much attention.
Both Kailin and Logan must work to find who is targeting the skin walkers.
This book drew me in from the first page. There are lots of twists and turns, with non stop action. The romance is innocent but very important to the story. All sorts of magical happenings and incredible fights.
Suitable for any age group. I am off to read the next book in the series
Buy From Amazon with this link.Skin Deep (DarkWorld: SkinWalker Book 1)
TIME WITHOUT END.
This is the second part of this story, and you really do need to read them in order.
Cora is a young woman who was dying of a form of cancer. That was until she met Dorian. He is a scientist and a Vampire. Dorian cured Cora by turning her into his cognate or consort.
This part of the story is about Cora coming to terms with what it will mean to her being with such a powerful Vampire when there are forces out to destroy them.
This is the 1st book .
I must admit that this is not quite my usual reading. I feel it is aimed at readers who relate better to the world of universities and college. Neither of which I attended. I’m English and way older than that group.
The heat level is just warm. No big sex scenes. Started and finished with excitement but sort of fizzled out in the middle.
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HIGHLAND WOLF PACT
. BY SELENA KITT
I was lucky enough to recieve an A.R.C. of this but that does notcolour my review in any way.
This book is a mix of my two favourite genres, historical and paranormal. With sexy Highlanders to top it off.
Lady Sibyl Blackthorn is being forced to marry the evil and cowardly Laird Alistair MacFalon. The weeks she has spent at his home waiting until everything is ready for the wedding have been miserable. The day he sets up a hunt. Sibyl decides to escape.
The creatures that Alistair is hunting are called Wulvers (werewolves).
Raife is the wulver’s pack leader and has come to rescue one of the packs females from the hunters. He finds himself with two females to save.
Once Sibyl has recovered from the unbelievable scenes she witnessed she finds her skills as a healer are desperately needed. .
I don’t want to give away any of the story, so you will have to read it for yourself. I will say I loved it. The story is incredible but believable. The characters are strong. Lots of action, some hot sex all set in the Scottish highlands of old. Everything you could possibly want in a good book.
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DRAGON KNIGHT’S MEDALLION.
BY MARY MORGAN.
This is the second book in the series. It can easily be read as a stand alone. Although you would know the final result of the first book this one wouldn’t spoil it for you.
Aileen is a modern woman with an affinity to the earth magic. After her mother’s death her father buried himself in his work in Scotland. Aileen is pleased when he sends for her to help him, but is still cross with him for abandoning her. When she gets to Scotland she finds that her parents have been hiding a lot of family secrets. When she runs off in a temper she stumbles through a veil in time, and meets a warrior that is groaning in pain.
Steven is a dragon Knight who has been punished by the Fae after the death of his sister. He has lost all belief in his position as a dragon Knight and hates the Fae for what they have done to him and his family.
The druids are being persecuted by the new church. So must hide from them and a powerful enemy who is looking for vengeance. Steven has taken on the task of protecting them.
This book has everything I look for in a good story. Sexy Highlander knights, time travel and magic. The characters are strong and great fun. The boy Ian is lovely. The storyline keeps the pages flying by.
I will be reading the rest of the series when it is written, and am going to get the first one to read soon.