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Review: Life in the Land by Rebecca Cohen

Life in the Land by Rebecca Cohen
Title: Life in the Land
Author: Rebecca Cohen
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Sean
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Genre: Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★☆

Blurb:

The magic of the Sawyer family’s extremely green thumbs comes straight from the land. But Bobby Sawyer’s expected superpowers don’t become a reality until he kisses his best friend, Mike Flint. That kiss moves the earth—literally.

When he moves to the city, leaving Mike behind, Bobby keeps his green thumb nimble by working in a garden center and uses his superpowers to help fight crime. He’s on a mission when a bomb explodes, leaving him seriously injured, forcing him to return to the family farm—the source of his strength—to recuperate.

While attempting to recover, Bobby realizes Mike is still the love of his life. But Mike is leery: Bobby left him once before. What if all Bobby needs is one more magical kiss?

Review:

I found the book to be a cute romance story and happened to be a bit too short for my taste. Between first part and second part, it skipped way too much. Nearly lose my interest in the book hence the losing star. The first part hooked me so well until I start the second part and got so confused when the author skipped a couple years later without any explanation but it soon finally explained later into the story. I thought the author would have make the story stronger if the author added a part between first and second to let the transition goes smoothly.

What I like…

Original idea for how character gets its magic. I like the idea of how Bobby brings the life from a seed when he attempts to be a hero of the town. It nearly costs his life and it brings him back to Mike and makes me fall in love with the book again. The relationship between Bobby and Mike are realistic in the book. They’re making for each other very well.

What I don’t like…

The fact that author skipped so much in between the part one and part two. I don’t feel any pain for Mike when Bobby chooses to leave him to live in the city. I don’t see any pain in the book until Bobby returns to his hometown and sees Mike again. That was the only thing I don’t like about the book and it being too short, too.

Overall, it is a good magic book I think everyone should check it out. If the author writes more similar book to this, I’d pick it up without a hesitance.

Review: Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell

Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell
Title: Bite Me Tender
Author: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher: Loose Id
Reviewer: Lynn
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Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Queer
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★½

Blurb:

Levi is a werewolf. His boyfriend, and the love of his life, is a witch. After living together for three years, they decided to commit to each other and change Glyn into a werewolf. Levi hoped the pack would accept Glyn more readily as a wolf. Glyn hoped it would eliminate his erratic magic and erase the OCD it caused. One year later, they’re still trying…

Levi can’t understand why his bite won’t change Glyn and he’s running out of time to figure it out. His pack is being threatened by a larger one, he’s facing dissension in the ranks of his own ruling council and Glyn’s grandmother is poking her witchy nose into their relationship.

Under threat of a violent takeover, the council pushes another potential wolf at Levi, infuriating Glyn and adding weight to Levi’s own doubts. Council machinations divide the two lovers, leaving both men questioning their lives, their love, and what they’re willing to endure for each other.

Full moon is a time of power and change. It could be a disaster, or it could be the key to happily ever after. If they’re strong enough to take a loss and make it a win.

Review:

Just one more time. The only problem is time is running out.

Levi and his boyfriend Glyn have been together for four years. For the past year, Levi has tried unsuccessfully to change his witch lover. Both the wolf and the human parts of Levi have a hard time looking at the marks left behind from trying. It has never taken Levi this long to change someone.

With his pack breathing down his neck about their numbers and the threat of violence looming, Levi feels the demands their situation escalating. He won’t cheat on the love of his life, but he can’t turn is back on his pack either.

Glyn’s witch half won’t let him share Levi with another man. He just can’t. Sparks fly when he stumbles onto Levi, lip to lip with a sexy human. After packing his bags and running off with his grandmother, Glyn is surprised when Levi finally shows up. Is it too little, too late?

What I enjoyed…

I really liked the paranormal world created by Kate Lowell. The witch/werewolf combo made a great pairing and allowed the reader an insight to both species. It would be great to see this story turn into a series.

I loved Glyn’s grandmother. She was so well written, she stole every scene she as in.

What I didn’t enjoy…

Contradictions. I felt like at times, both main characters contradicted themselves on their core values. What seemed to be rock solid beliefs like not sharing a partner turned into, “well he was hot,” situations. For me, it took away from the strength of their relationship.

My main issue with this story was the timing. I felt like there were several situations where the plot was rushed. If the story was slowed down a bit, then the storyline about Glyn’s grandfather could have been better developed. I figured out the mystery half way through the book.

I give Bite Me Tender by Kate Lowell 3 and ½ stars. I think the world and the characters will have paranormal fans excited. I would love to see where Levi’s pack goes from here.

Review: Haffling by Caleb James

Haffling by Caleb James
Title: Haffling
Author: Caleb James
Cover Artist: Alan M. Clark
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Reviewer: Sean
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Genre: Young Adult
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating:
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

First in the Haffling series

All sixteen-year-old Alex Nevus wants is to be two years older and become his sister Alice’s legal guardian. That, and he’d like his first kiss, preferably with Jerod Haynes, the straight boy with the beautiful girlfriend and the perfect life. Sadly, wanting something and getting it are very different. Strapped with a mentally ill mother, Alex fears for his own sanity. Having a fairy on his shoulder only he can see doesn’t help, and his mom’s schizophrenia places him and Alice in constant jeopardy of being carted back into foster care.

When Alex’s mother goes missing, everything falls apart. Frantic, he tracks her to a remote corner of Manhattan and is transported to another dimension—the land of the Unsee, the realm of the Fey. There he finds his mother held captive by the power-mad Queen May and learns he is half-human and half-fey—a Haffling.

As Alex’s human world is being destroyed, the Unsee is being devoured by a ravenous mist. Fey is vanishing, and May needs to cross into the human world. She needs something only Alex can provide, and she will stop at nothing to possess it… to possess him.

Review:

The blurb provided a perfect summary of what the book was all about. I found it interesting and original, therefore, it had wounded up on one of my favorite books list. It was truly an adventure read. Very well balance between reality and fantasy. The author did wonderful at story telling about the universe the author had created. The novel supposedly to be a long read, but it was that good making it a quick read for me. It was an easy read as well. There weren’t anything that could confuse or complicate things for me while reading the adventure Alex went on.

Alex was a wonderful gentleman who worked his butt off to protect his family and his age was what controlled him when his mother went missing. He wasn’t old enough to be a legal guardian for his young sister. Alex had done so many things for his sister, which meant he would do anything to protect her even if it cost someone’s lives. Seeing how vulnerable Alex could get was what made him a wonderful flaw character in the novel. He grew up with an annoying fairy that chose to live on his shoulder and constantly nagging to his ear. No one could see the fairy on his shoulder so he had to be careful how he reacted when he lose his temper with the fairy in the public. Otherwise, he’d be sent to the mental hospital.

Once he found his mother, his whole world had changed from what he normally known to absolutely nothing. He had to go through plenty of obstacles to be able to protect his family. He soon discovered he wasn’t what he thought he was—nonhuman. Instead, he was half human and half fairy, which was where the title came in:  Haffling.

The novel was more of a dark fantasy because it did have some horror to it. It was a perfect young adult with an exciting adventure throughout the book that could easily made my heart raced every time Alex faced an unavoidable obstacle.

What I like—

I pretty much loved the book. It had plenty of horror that made me keep on reading with a desire to know what was happening to any of the character. I especially love the pairing the author chose for Alex. That boy (his love interest) did give me a couple gasped and hoped he would be okay. The novel wasn’t predictable either. I kept trying to guess how Alex would overcome the obstacle he experienced at the very near ending of the novel. It kept me entertaining, which was important.

What I didn’t like—

The book ended.

Overall, I think everyone should give this book a shot. It had originality to it. The world building was excellent. If you loved dark fantasy, then this book was a perfect pick because it focus on the plots rather than just limiting the story to the romance. Highly recommended!

Review: Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon

Blessed Curses by Madeleine Ribbon
Title: Blessed Curses
Author: Madeleine Ribbon
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Monika
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Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novella
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★½

Blurb:

Though he’s a sorcerer with a talent for creating blessings, David can do very little with any other magic. He works the night shift for his cousin’s magical supply shop because he’s cursed—his brother did it when they were kids—and now people can’t stand to be near David since he inspires irrational fear. Many experts have tried to remove it, but the curse has proven completely binding. Then David meets Vaughn at his brother’s wedding.

Vaughn works for the magical enforcers, picking apart complex curses and making sure sorcerers stay within the law. He has the ability to dampen magical effects around him and loves solving supposedly irreversible curses like David’s. He quickly develops a more personal interest in David. Despite the distance David attempts to keep between them, he finally realizes when Vaughn is injured on the job that he doesn’t want to stay away anymore. But what about the curse?

Review:

I loved this story! A sweet romance with two really great characters. Blessed Curses is a paranormal story with magic it’s something just a little bit different and I’m sure that’s one of the reasons why I liked it so much. It also had all the elements of what I like to look for in a romance, a gorgeous guy sweeping that sweet, shy, and somewhat awkward young man off kilter and watching that guy be at a total loss as to what to do with the attention.

Vaughn works for the magical enforcement squad, he investigates the crimes that involve magic. He loves puzzles and the biggest magical puzzle of them all is David. David has a curse that his brother Todd accidentally put on him when they were young and no one has been able to undo or even figure out. David meets Vaughn at the wedding of his brother Todd and Vaughn’s best friend Kelly there is an instant attraction but Vaughn has trouble convincing David that he’s interested in him and not just his curse. David’s magically abilities are limited but giving blessings he’s really good at unfortunately the rest of his life isn’t as good. David’s curse makes it impossible for anyone to get close to him or be around him for any length of time the only person that has been able to is Vaughn. Vaughn has the ability to suppress the magic David sends off.

I loved these two together and their love story was beautiful. It was a slow burn which was perfect for their situation and it made me fall head over heals for Vaughn he’s such a patient and understanding character and I couldn’t help but love David’s sweet and cautious ways and feel heartbroken for what he’s had to endure.

This story had me from the beginning to the very last page, I didn’t want to see it end.

Review: Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood

Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood
Title: Point Pleasant
Author: Jen Archer Wood
Cover Artist: Svetlana Fictionalfriend
Publisher: Self-Published
Reviewer: Sean
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Horror
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

Ben Wisehart grew up in the idyllic town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. An early encounter with the supernatural shaped his worldview and served as the catalyst for his career as a bestselling horror writer.

Ben left Point Pleasant at the age of twenty. Thirteen years after abandoning his home, he returns to the town to investigate the apparent reemergence of the terrifying creature responsible for his childhood nightmares.

In Point Pleasant, Ben is confronted not only by the town’s resident monster, the Mothman, but also by Nicholas Nolan, Ben’s former best friend. Together, with Bill Tucker—the old recluse who lives on the edge of town—Ben and Nicholas uncover the mystery of the monster in the woods and discover that the ghosts that haunt us are sometimes made of flesh and blood. And sometimes, they lead us home.

Point Pleasant is an illustrated novel and features over a dozen works of original art by Svetlana Fictionalfriend.

Review:

I didn’t even want the book to end. It was probably one of the best horror books I have read in like forever. It wasn’t even gore at all. It was the story telling the author had mastered at. The main theme of the book was ‘home’. You would understand when you read the book. Trust me, you wouldn’t be disappointed with this book. Yes, it was long but at the same time it didn’t feel like it was actually that long. It was estimated 419 pages on Amazon. I only spotted one typo and it was a person’s name so it didn’t bother me at all.

The opening captured and hooked me in completely when Ben and Nic was in their pre-teen age being chased by a myth the townspeople would call “mothman”. It was the only part that actually made me much more curious about the myth creature. It wasn’t what I expected when I discovered more details about the creature. That creature was freaky scary. I was really shocked when a tragedy happened to Ben. I didn’t see it coming, but I understood why the author decided to go that path to make the novel much stronger. It had all the creepiness I seek for in the novel, so I didn’t have any issue with the haunting part of the book. The author created awesome plots to keep me attached to the novel and even made me want to visit Point Pleasant.

The relationship development between Ben and Nic was really good. The dialogue was wonderful, too. I hardly found any issue for the romance part of the novel. None of the plots relating to romance pulled me out of the story. Other than the horror, my most favorite scene of the novel had to be the time Kate, Ben’s sister visited Ben in Point Pleasant because I laughed out loud several time when they were talking together and have Kate test on Nic in every possible way even the embarrassing part. I fell in love with Kate’s personality and Ben was lucky to have her as his sister.

If I could rate the book more than five stars, I would.  After finishing the book and had a couple of illustration to look at, I ordered the Point Pleasant: The Color Companion. It contained 35 pages of colored illustration. The author chose perfect person to bring the novel live into art.

I definitely highly recommended the book even to those who don’t like to read horror. There’s no goriness in the novel. I am looking forward to the author’s future work.

Review: The God Hunters by Mark Reed

The God Hunters by Mark Reed
Title: The God Hunters
Author: Mark Reed
Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Sean
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★½

Blurb:

The God Hunters: Book One

David Ruger has always been curious. That’s how he landed his charming on-again, off-again boyfriend, Wyler, and how they started in St. Louis and ended up in the Expanse, an alien universe where humans take on supernatural abilities and demons munch on Chinese takeout.

Thirty thousand years earlier, the Expanse was devastated by a gruesome war. The old gods and a group of shifters known as The God Hunters fought and failed to restore order. Little does David know that they’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try again—and they’ve set their eyes on him as the one with the power to restore the Expanse to its former splendor.

Strolling along cobblestone streets in a technologically advanced city floating above the clouds is fascinating, and David and his companions venture ever deeper, where strange beings welcome David as an old friend. But what should have been a brief exploration becomes a race against time to save David’s life.

Review:

I found the book to be an amazing read even though I didn’t give it a much higher rank. I was glad I got a chance to read because I absolutely loved the world the author had created. The only issue I actually had a hard time to ignore was how the author handled David as a character. He acted like 14-16 years old. If it were a young adult novel, then it’d definitely be a five stars book. David acted so childish in the novel.

Doug, on other hand, was one of my favorite characters. It was the same with his brothers, Bryan and James. Although, I’d rather learn more about James since he had different powers from the brothers. James was more secretive than Doug and Bryan, which was why I wanted to learn more about him than other characters. Bryan was a hilarious horny brat and I loved reading about him.

Yes, the book was a long read but I felt it worth my time. The creativity was there and the author described the settings really good. I didn’t feel like I was totally lost with the book. All others characters except David was described extremely well. I was wondering if the author wrote the book in third person POV would make the novel better?

The battles and actions scenes were awesome as if I was watching the novel came alive on television. Describing the settings had to be the author’s strongest skills when it came to story telling. I’m looking forward to read the second book. Highly recommended to sci-fi and or fantasy since it had pretty much for both. If you can ignore the immaturity of the main character, David then you will love this one.

Review: DeadBlood by Carolyn McCray

DeadBlood by Carolyn McCray
Title: DeadBlood
Author: Carolyn McCray
Cover Artist: Unknown
Publisher: Off Our Meds Multimedia
Reviewer: Monika
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Heterosexual
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

The greatly anticipated sequel to
Carolyn McCray’s #1 bestselling Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance is
finally here – DeadBlood!

Follow Tyr and Sal on their next great adventure! The Beast is back and ready to tear a hole in time. Only Tyr and Salista can stop him, but at what cost?

Review:

As much as I loved HeartsBlood the first book in this series, I loved this one more. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. It had me from page one and the exciting adventure it took me on never stopped.

Salista and Tyr are back together with a few new characters and some old ones that play a larger role in DeadBlood. We learn that Alex, Sal’s brother is a DeadBlood but a reluctant one after he sees what it entails. Tyr is the same Tyr we meet in HeartsBlood a fierce fighter, one that honors the path life has put him on. I found Sal was the character that grew the most, she is stronger and more determined to do what needs to be done to make things safe even if that means putting herself in danger, I loved that about her.

This is a fast paced, action packed adventure that doesn’t stop until the last page and even there you know this story is not over. DeadBlood picks up where HeartsBlood stops, this story will take you on the ride of your life. Magic, time travel and a love story that seems to be building make this a story I can’t wait to continue reading. The cliff-hanger ending is the only thing that I wasn’t fond of it’s going to make waiting for the next book pure torture.

If you’ve read HeartsBlood and loved it then you need to read DeadBlood and if you haven’t you should. I recommend this series

Review: Johnny & Marian by B.G. Hope

Johnny & Marian by BG Hope
Title: Johnny & Marian
Author: B.G. Hope
Cover Artist: Shafali Anand
Publisher: Unicorn Productions
Reviewer: Monika
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay and Heterosexual
Length: Novella
Heat Rating:
Rating★★★☆☆

Blurb:

Marian doesn’t love herself enough.
Johnny loves himself too much.
When a spell switches their places, one is upset, the other overjoyed. Being someone else can’t be that hard. Or is it?
Are you a guest or the final owner of the body you find yourself into? What could (or shouldn’t) you change?
*bonus* original short story that spawned the novella.

Review:

This novella is about a woman named Marian who has wondered what it would be like to be a man and a gay man named Johnny who would like to be a women but it would mean giving up his boyfriend Sebastian. Johnny is a selfish character he has so much in his life he just doesn’t appreciate it.

Johnny and Marian end up visiting the same fortune teller, Johnny believes, Marian doesn’t, but she goes along with her friend who wants a reading. Samantha, the fortune teller, over hears Marian say she’d like to be a man and decides Johnny and Marian need to learn a lesson and does a body switch.

This is a cute story that could have been a lot better, aside from Johnny, who I thought was hilarious in the beginning but got on my nerves as the story progresses, I never connected with any of the characters. Marian seemed one dimensional to me someone with very little emotion or personality, maybe that was what she was supposed to be but I never found myself caring about her one way or the other.  Her relationship with her husband Chris came across as really boring and when Johnny ends up in her body and shakes things up I found Chris’s attitude strange. I understand he wanted the wife he married back but there didn’t seem to be enough wondering what was going on with her and his decision to leave the marriage shortly after Johnny and Marian are swapped would have worked better if their marriage was in trouble. Maybe if the story were longer the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more and we saw more of Chris and Sebastian wondering what was happening to their significant other it would have worked better for me.

I was hoping for more, I loved this author’s other body swapping book Ciaran and Harith  but unfortunately this one fell a little short for me. There is a short novella at the end of this story that started this story, I really enjoyed it I wish there was more of it in the novella.  I gave this read an extra .5 stars for that short story.

Review: White Bone, Red Sky by Evelyn Shepherd

White Bone, Red Sky by Evelyn Shepherd
Title: White Bone, Red Sky: A Theo Bourne Novel
Author: Evelyn Shepherd
Cover Artist: April Martinez
Publisher: Loose Id
Reviewer: April Martinez
Buy Links: Publisher | Amazon | ARe
Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★½

Blurb:

Theo and Carlos are called out of vacation when a madman called the Bogeyman begins to butcher small children. It’s a race against more than the clock as a third victim is abducted. The FBI has stepped in to put an end to the terror that has seized Columbus, but with very few clues to go on, Theo and Carlos are left scrambling for answers. Rhett Bishop just might be the help they’ve been looking for, but it comes with a price – one Theo isn’t sure is worth paying.

The deeper they delve into the bloody massacre rocking Columbus, the more things spin out of control. Theo struggles with his own crippling fears and tries to build the courage to ask Carlos one of the most important questions of his life. But things can never go easy for the two detectives, and as they sort through their case, Carlos begins a battle of his own. A contender has stepped up to take Carlos’s place as Alpha of the local werecoyote pack. If Carlos isn’t careful, he may lose more than his position as pack leader.

Review:

This series just keeps getting better and better. White Bone, Red Sky was one of those books I couldn’t put down and I hate that it ended, now I have to patiently wait for the next one. I loved this latest installment of the Theo Bourne saga, if I may call it that. Theo and Carlos are back fighting evil, solving cases and loving each other, these are two very sexy men!

It’s so nice to read a series that has the same guys as the MC’s throughout and have those same two guys love each other from the first book. If you haven’t read the previous books in this series (which is a must, this is not a standalone in my opinion) then here is a tiny intro to Theo and Carlos’s life. Both are Detectives for the Columbus Police Department’s Preternatural Task Force, supernatural beings live openly among the population and cases involving supernatural beings are given to Carlos an Alpha Werecoyote and Theo a Phantom to solve. They live and work together and I see their relationship getting stronger as the series progresses without a lot of drama between them but there is a lot of drama around them. These two actually talk to each other and I love how they work so well together. There are no major misunderstandings and there isn’t any cheating or even a threat of that. Theirs is a partnership at work and at home that works beautifully. This book has a good balance of romance and drama, neither overshadowing the other.

In White Bone, Red Sky Theo and Carlos must find who is kidnapping and killing children and as a small side story Carlos is in a fight to hang onto the Alpha Status of his pack. The mysteries are well written and emotional. The romance between Carlos and Theo is sweet, beautiful and very, very sexy. What I love most about these two is that they are equals and support each other through some trying times that could easily tear a couple apart. Theo and Carlos are fast becoming my favourite couple of M/M.

I highly recommend this series to lovers of the paranormal with mystery and those that like a beautiful ongoing romance between two very sexy men.

Review: Praxis: The Blood Magic Saga by Carolyn McCray

Praxis: The Blood Magic Saga by Carolyn McCray
Title: Praxis: The Blood Magic Saga
Author: Carolyn McCray
Cover Artist: Unknown
Publisher: Off Our Meds Multimedia
Reviewer: Monika
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Paranormal
Type: Romance
Pairing: Heterosexual
Length: Long Novel
Heat Rating: ♨♨♨
Rating★★★★★

Blurb:

A woman of science.
A man of magic.
Hunted for their HeartsBlood.

Dr. Salista Calon knew that she
worked in a bad part of San Francisco,
but nothing could prepare her for the
horror that awaited her at the hospital.

After her best friend is slaughtered,
Salista’s only clue is a mysterious man
dressed in leather. A man who claims
to know not only the secret behind
her best friend’s death, but the key to
controlling a force that could rend
both their worlds…

Blood Magic.

Drawn into a world beyond her
comprehension and control, Salista
must choose between science and magic.
Her mind and her heart.

HeartsBlood…
A love taken to its dangerous conclusion

Review:

HeartsBlood is part of Praxis: Blood Magic Saga. There are three stories in this set with HeartsBlood being the big read. Blood Oath is a great short prequel to HeartsBlood, it gave me Tyr’s back story something that was lacking when I originally read HeartsBlood and Blood Ties is that short story that will ease you into the second book in this series. This review is for all three.

I first read HeartsBlood in January of 2012 and I loved it. I couldn’t wait for the next book to come out so I could find out what happens to Salista & Tyr. You see Heartsblood ends rather abruptly and it leaves you hanging, for me that was the only negative thing about the book but I knew a sequel was in the works so I didn’t sweat it, it just took a long time to come out. When it was ready the author contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reading and giving an honest review of Praxis then doing the same with DeadBlood, the sequel, I jumped at the chance. So after reading the new additions and re-reading HeartsBlood this is my review of Praxis: Blood Magic Saga.

Praxis is a paranormal, time travelling, mystery, suspense and magic filled adventure. It’s a different take on a paranormal and something I hadn’t read before. It was a page turner for sure and there is a romance. The chemistry between Sal and Tyr was off the charts but I did get a bit impatient waiting for them to finally acknowledge their attraction for each other. Sal is a doctor who has a very boring fiancé and Tyr is a hunter from another time and place. He comes to Sal’s time to hunt, capture and return a beast that is there looking for something but in his quest to find that something he kills anyone that gets in his way. Tyr knows he needs to get him back to their time before he does too much damage to Sal’s world.

I loved Sal, she is different than most women in these types of stories, she’s not that simpering damsel in distress but a strong, fierce woman that can take care of herself and she becomes a very important part of Tyr’s hunt. After meeting Tyr she realizes that her engagement to Richard isn’t working for her and eventually she changes that situation. For me the romance in this story is just a small part of it, the mystery of why the beast is there and watching Sal and Tyr come together to help each other stop him is why I loved this book so much.

It’s well written and the pace was perfect. There was just the right amount of twists and turns to keep me glued to my Kindle and now I’m anxious to read DeadBlood, I need to find out how the rest of the story unfolds. If you love paranormal stories with a bit of romance I think you’ll enjoy this.

I recommend this Series and the author.