Review – Blood Magic by T G Ayer @TGAyerAuthor

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Blood Magic by T G Ayer
Publication date: May 22nd 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

Blood Magic.jpgIn the DarkWorld the things that go bump in the night are most likely true. And the problem is they are probably not sticking to bumping around in the night. They are everywhere. Your work colleagues, your teachers, even your friends. They’ve been living that way for a long time. And you haven’t noticed becsuse they don’t want you to.
You’re much better off not asking any questions.

Mel Morgan is a Master Teleporter. She can move through the Veil into the otherworldly planes. A handy skill when looking for missing people. It’s a lonely job, but with her gargoyle partner she’s never minded lonely.

Until a certain super-hot Djinn walks into her life. He needs her help to find someone he loves. And Mel can never say no to someone in need. But the road to helping Saleem is fraught with secrets better left uncovered.

Can Mel and Saleem dodge demons and sorcerers long enough to save the ones they love?

This book is part of the DarkWorld world but can be read on its own. To read Skin Deep & Lost Soul (Kailin & Logan’s story) click here

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OK, so even though this book is described as a spin off series which can be read in isolation, I did still feel as though I was missing some of the back story by not having read any of the other books.

Despite that, this was still a very entertaining story to read.  The world building was solid and the narrative was well paced and provided a really good rhythm for the story.

For all Mel’s apparent experience, she seems pretty naive in some respects, and this is a little odd.  Overall however, the I felt that the story hung together pretty well and was an absorbing, even if a little short for my taste.

I voluntarily reviewed an reviewer copy of this book.

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About the author

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given that I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.

I love talking to my readers so email me if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat…

Email: tgayer@xtra.co.nz or tgayerauthor@gmail.comTee also writes Thrillers and Horror under a different penname. CLICK HERE to find out more.

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New Release & Review – Toxicity (Out of the Box 13) by Robert J Crane @robertjcrane

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Toxicity (Out of the Box #13) by Robert J Crane
Publication date: March 14th 2017
Genres: Sci Fi, Superhero

toxicityRomeo and Juliet, meet Bonnie and Clyde.

June Randall and Elliot “Ell” Lefavre are young bandits on the run, using their powers to commit a string of robberies along the Florida coast when they run up against the long arm of the law in the form of FBI Special Agent Scott Byerly. But when the dangerous young lovers prove to be too much for Agent Byerly, he turns to his ex-flame Sienna Nealon for a helping hand bring them down. Between the two of them, they ought to be able to give June and Elliot a run for their money.

If they don’t end up killing each other first.

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The author should, in my view, be very proud of what he has produced with this book.

June & Ell are quite the couple. At points, I rolled my eyes so hard at them that I thought that I was going to get eye sprain.  However,  June in particular, is a great bad guy – definitely the “Clyde” in this relationship.  The way she is portrayed is eerie.  Her disconnect between her actions and her responsibility for the same is disturbing to read.

But it’s how close she came to being ended by a nobody; it’s the open door at the end; it’s the emotion that sets this one apart.  I confess that Crane might have had me tearing up a little with this one.

Bravo Mr Crane.  I can’t wait to see where you take us next.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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RJCRobert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.

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Review & #giveaway – Parker by Jillian Quinn @jquinnbooks @xpressotours

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Parker by Jillian Quinn
(Face-Off Series #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Parker.jpgSynopsis:

Former collegiate athlete and successful sports agent, Charlotte “Coach” Coachman, is a straight shooter who has a very strict policy—no dating clients. The loves of her life are coaching little league basketball and managing the careers of her players, leaving no room for men.

Coach hasn’t met an athlete she couldn’t handle and a deal she couldn’t close—until she meets Alex Parker—the NHL’s most notorious bad boy both on and off the ice.

Alex is the best defenseman in the league, breaking records along with hearts. He’s made a name for himself as a womanizer, and after a scandal involving the owner’s granddaughter, Alex is traded to Philadelphia. Still reeling from the loss of his father, Alex is on a downward spiral, drowning himself in booze and women, until Coach takes him under her wing.

She might be attracted to the sexy hockey star, and certainly not immune to his charms, but Coach can see that Alex needs her help, and coaching players is what she does best. Now that the lines are blurred and the passion between them is too strong to deny, Coach has to decide if Alex is worth making an exception to her rules.

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You know, I really shouldn’t like Parker.  At all.  He is, for all intents and purposes, a complete and utter douche.  and I really liked Coach from the outset – she is a strong, feisty, independent and eminently likeable female lead.

But, if you can get beyond his past (and the catalyst for his bad behaviour helps to a certain extent) then you are left with a heartwarming story which filled me with anticipatory butterflies.

The connection the author has created, both between the characters and with the reader, is strong and really had me wanting this couple’s relationship to succeed.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable story.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Jillian loves Mafia men, sports, bad boys, dirty talkers, strong female characters, and books with plenty of heat, all of which you will find in her books. As a lover of all things bookish, she has a serious book hoarding problem and runs a book blog in her free time. When she’s not reading, writing, or blogging, she’s obsessively fangirling over hockey players and can be found wherever she can catch the next hockey game.
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