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Words We Never Speak (Metaphysical Romance Review)

 

Set in Windham Springs, Words We Never Speak , by Scarlet Darkwood is a mysterious tale that follows Kit, conservation manager of her local Historical Society. A somewhat tortured soul, Kit is forced to make a stand when the building she loves and works in is threatened to be torn down.

Every page of this book made me feel something. At times I found myself in awe of just how realistic and complex and main characters felt. At others, I could feel Kit’s terror as the mysteries of this novel deepened.

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I enjoyed the supernatural elements involved. I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for anything related to supernatural phenomenon, although my moral compass didn’t know where to stand on the matter of Kit’s multiple love interests.

The fast pace of the book kept me intrigued, as did the clues that popped up gradually throughout. Each time something  new was found, terrifying Kit, the tension spiked, drawing me deeper into this fictional world.

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The more intimate scenes were beautifully written and embraced the sensuality of mankind, rather than being overly graphic like most modern love scenes. Words We Never Speak is a thrilling tale of loss, love, and determination to save something dear to your heart, even in the face of near certain defeat.
Rated 5 stars.

Recommended for lovers of mystery, the
paranormal/supernatural, and metaphysical romance.

 

 

 

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Introducing Shari Nichols (Author Interview)

Good morning fellow bookworms.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to beloved author Shari Nichols.

Shari Nichols grew up in a small town in Connecticut where haunted houses, ghosts and Ouija boards were common place, spurring her fascination with all things paranormal. Ever since she read her first Barbara Cartland novel, her lifelong dream has been to write sexy, romantic stories. Shari has been married to her own alpha hero for twenty-five years. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, going to the gym, or hanging out with family and friends.


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Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?

There are so many fabulous authors that have inspired me over the years with their words and their characters. I absolutely love Alice Clayton! Her books are filled with humour and heart. I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Sylvia Day at an NJRW (New Jersey Romance Writer’s) conference and got an autograph and a picture with her. She was so kind and lovely. Her unique voice and her ability to create off-the-charts sensuality between her characters are some of the many reasons I fell in love with her books.

 

 

How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way they sound or the meaning?

Names are critical when it comes to creating believable, well developed characters. I remember my brother in law once told me about his uncle Thayne and described him as a tall, strapping man who had quite the reputation with the ladies in his youth. Immediately, an image began to take form in my mind. The name sounded so masculine and unbelievably sexy, I knew I had to create this larger than life character and make him jump off the page. As for my other characters, some are based on people I might know, some are based on people from TV and film. Sometimes just hearing a name sparks my imagination and I plot who that character could be and what drives them.

 

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If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Boy that’s a tough one! There are so many! I’d love to have the power to know what people are thinking. It could save a lot of time and energy. Also, I’d love to have the power to make myself invisible so I could spy on my kids.

 

What’s on your bucket list (things to do before you die)?

I want to travel to as many exotic locales as possible, try the food, experience the culture, and learn about the people and the history. I’ve been talking about getting my Master’s degree for years. I’m still deciding in what. I would love to help my brother achieve his goals and participate in Special Olympics. I’ve always talked about taking a girls vacation with some really close friends and paying for the entire trip with all of my books sales.

 

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

That’s an easy one! I would be a golden retriever. My beloved, dog, Buddy is a golden and they have the sweetest and most loyal dispositions. I could only aspire to be that adorable.

That’s about all we have time for today.
You can learn more about Shari by following her via her social network links below:

http://sharinicholsauthor.com/index.html
http://sharinichols.blogspot.com/
https://www.instagram.com/shari_nichols/
https://twitter.com/shari_nich
https://www.facebook.com/sharinicholsauthor/
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29514513-shari-nichols

 

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Harkworth Hall (YA Mystery Review)


Harkworth Hall, by L. S. Johnson:

Harkworth Hall, set in England of 1752, is a young adult mystery novel that follows Caroline Daniels, the daughter of a long-standing widow. While her father expects her to marry, as is expected of all fine ladies, Caroline’s brash attitude and boyish curiosity lead her down a different path.

35510328This was a book I just could not put down. The writer had me hooked from start to finish, with quirky characters I came to love. My favourites were Caroline and the mysterious Mr Chase. While I adored Caroline’s refusal to obey society’s protocols for women and her level of determination and bravery, Mr Chase took this concept to a whole new level. They had a natural chemistry with Miss Daniel’s and appeared devoted to her from their first meeting. As a dark plot develops and blood is spilled, Mr Chase stops at nothing to warn Caroline of the dangers that lurk around Harkworth Hall.

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The novel was written beautifully. It possessed an effortless grace when it came to the flow of the words, with non-stop action that keeps the blood pumping. The words themselves sing, the word choice perfect for evoking emotion within each and every scene.

I would recommend this book to both mystery and young adult book lovers. It was a true gem to read and I am thankful that the book was brought to my attention.

Easily rated 5 stars.

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Secrets Cover Reveal, by Bella Emy

Good morning from a drizzly England. I hope you’re all A-Okay.  🙂

18471499_413350395717650_510766015_n.jpgToday, I would like to share with you from a favourite author friend of mine, the incredible Bella Emy. Bella specializes in the Romance genre, bringing life to a multitude of unforgettable characters and gripping story-lines.

Madly typing away at a desk or cuddled up in a corner reading are the most common places where you’ll find Bella Emy. Writing started something special within her that she just could no longer stay away from.

Some of her favorites authors these days include: Nicholas Sparks, Kristin Hannah, and Lili St. Germain. Bella Emy also loves discovering new authors. One thing that she always says is that if she’s not writing, she’s reading, and if she’s not reading, she writing!

Are You Ready for this?

Secrets

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From her very early teen years, Bella Emy has always had a fondness of writing.In this compilation of poems, you will find some of her earliest works.She has handpicked each one of her favorites to share with you!

Here it is…

Thank you for joining us today.

Have an awesome weekend and keep on reading.  🙂

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The Witches of Ravencrest (A 5 Star Review)

From Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross comes The Witches of Ravencrest: Books Two of an extraordinary series. I rated this 5 stars, unable to put the book down once I’d started.

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Ravencrest is far from the perfect manor house that you see from outside. One might go so far as to call it haunted.

I LOVED this book. From the onset, we are introduced to a variety of quirky characters. each with their own complicated pasts.

Belinda, having shown evidence of having unusual powers, does her best to help counsel the restless spirits of the estate, all while falling for the current master of the house, Eric. Her character is a breath of fresh air- intelligent, charming, and intuitive. Reading her story was a fun and enlightening experience.

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The story swept me along in its wake. The plot was well constructed and had me hooked more and more as I read. I liked that one of the main characters, Grant, is in an openly gay marriage. I feel that more LGBT+ friendly books are needed in the world and this book in particular had a wonderful representation.

Murder, vengeance and love, combined with ghouls, ghosts and witch-craft make this story an unforgettable read. I would recommend The Witches of Ravencrest to all lovers of fantasy, mystery, and magic.

I rate this 5/5 stars.
A good quality book, above and beyond most others I’ve read this year.

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Dark Matter: The Secret Revealed (Romance-Mystery Review)

In Dark Matter, a mixture of Romance and Mystery by author Deborah Ann Gordon, we see a young immortal, Belinda, travel back to a past life, in order to save Damien- the love of her life.

I was drawn into the story by its fast pace and shifting tone. While some parts felt quite tense, others were light-hearted and romantic, providing what I see as a perfect balance.

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There were plenty of surprise twists, which had me eagerly turning the pages. I could imagine myself in Belinda’s shoes, desperate to try and save not just her true love, but her religion as well.

The plot itself was intriguing, centres around two core religions, being Paganism and Christianity. As a Pagan myself, I detested the way in which some characters (namely Mordecai) sought to abolish the Pagan practices, only to replace them purely with those of the Christian faith.

 

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Belinda’s determination to save the religion of her people, as well as its traditions and the love of her life, is beyond admirable. In her position, I would be just as determined to right such wrongs.

If you like dark, twisted schemes and the sort of ‘love conquers all’ tales that snatch your breath away, then I would definitely recommend Dark Matter.

Rated 5 stars.