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Review – Siren for the Bear by Meredith Clarke & Pia Milan @tgayerauthor

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Siren for the Bear by Meredith Clarke
Publication date: December 5th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

Siren BearCarson Grant sings for her supper. Between her covers and her weekend gigs, she’s been making it well enough as an indie singer.
Until she lands a job she can’t say no to.

Marek Sarkozy knew, the moment he saw his Siren, that she was the one for him. Now, he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his, even if his heart ignores his reality.

The Sarkozy men hid a secret as old as their ancestors. Their bear shifter genes are slowly dying out. But Marek doesn’t care if he is the last of his line. Not as long as he can have Carson.

But will the danger to his clan outweigh the strength of his devotion to his chosen mate?

*Standalone Bear Shifter Romance*

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This is most definitely not your traditional rock star romance – far from it.

What we have here is the start of a intriguing world building.  The shifter/rock star twist gave this whole story a bit of an extra zing.  And, whilst the development of the relationship between Carson and Marek would, in my opinion, have benefited from being explored in a longer story, this was nevertheless a comfortable, fun read.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Meredith Clarke

Meredith Clarke likes long walks in the trees and drinking sangria. Yeah for real. Like Edward Sparkly Cullen style. She writes alpha male yet cuddly characters and the hot women that love them. Open a book or two, eat a smore, and cuddle up with the men of Meredith Clarke.

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Pia Milan

Pia Milan is the author of sexy paranormal romance with bite plus mystery. It’s  not just boy meets girl – or shifter meets human 😉

 

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Review – 13 Dark Tales by Michael R. Martin @MRMARTIN_AUTHOR

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13 Dark Tales by Michael R. Martin
Publication date: October 1st 2016
Genres: Horror, Occult, Short Stories

13 dark tales.jpgA shocking event on an evening train only revealed by hypnosis, a man driven to extremes to rid himself of nightmare neighbours, and a rural driving holiday stopped in its tracks by a mythical creature.

Just three of the 13 Dark Tales, inspired by macabre urban myths and sinister folklore, in this first collection.

Read them in the dark hours when they might call to mind a disturbing story you can’t quite place or a strange shape glimpsed from the corner of your eye; things you dismissed as too fantastic to take seriously but left nagging doubts, nonetheless.

Some of them may be true.

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This really is a wonderful collection of dark stories.  And such a variation.  Some subtle, with a hinted at horror for you to discover, and others in your face with a real scare factor. I genuinely never felt short changed by the length of each of the individual tales.

However you take your horror,  I suspect that there might be something here to tickle your fancy.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Mike has a degree in mechanical engineering and a HND in multimedia.

He has worked as a design engineer, a volunteer IT tutor, a medical records officer and is currently a freelance computer animator.

The aim of his writing is to create imaginative, supernatural thrillers populated by believable characters and realistic settings.

His influences are many, but he draws particular inspiration from the works of Nigel Kneale, H P Lovecraft, R Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen King, Alan Garner and M R James.

He lives near Wigan.

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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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