“This series (The Curse of the Templars) is explosive, sexy, riveting, and Claire Ashgrove is a master of her craft.” ~New York Times Bestelling Author of MARK OF THE WITCH, Maggie Shayne
“Ashgrove’s Templars will steal your heart and her world building will leave you wanting more.” ~National Bestselling, Award Winning Author of the L.O.S.T series, Karin Tabke/Harlow
“Claire Ashgrove weaves complex layers of history, paranormal worlds and romantic fiction seamlessly.” ~New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of WIFE BY WEDNESDAY, Catherine Bybee on the Templar Series
Centuries ago, Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll that revealed the locations of the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they now roam the earth, protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation—the return of the seraphs.
Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin’s soul, releasing him from the clutches of their enemy. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers that she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she’s fated to heal. As Merrick struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he’s sworn to uphold.
Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache that he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she is destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.
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Abby is alone…again. As a child, she learned how to be self-reliant, mask her emotions, and fade into the scenery. When she witnesses the murder of someone she loves, Abby must utilize these vital skills to stay alive. Abby retreats to her home state of Texas to lay low. When Bruce MacAlister walks into her life, determined to get to know her, he draws the kind of attention she doesn’t need. With new battle lines drawn, Abby has to make a choice – stay and endanger more lives than her own; or run, and be alone forever. From the author of Bruce’s Fall, Susan Byrde brings you Abby’s Road – the second novel in the “Abby’s Road Series.”
I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt that I had to give it a 5 star rating because it kept me turning the pages and I had a hard time putting it down. I liked the slower paced staging of the characters and story. It gave me a chance to get to know the main character, Abby. I also liked the way the author described so many scenes and places in such vivid detail. I honestly felt like I was there, like I could see or feel exactly what she was experiencing. The book was definitely full of one exciting event after the next. Sometimes I felt that it border lined being a little too eventful, almost to the point of feeling a bit exhausted. Overall I grew fond of the characters and found myself wanting to read more. I was sad to end the book and am looking forward to the next book in the series, eager to find out what becomes of Abby and Bruce. ~ Amazon Reviewer
Tamara Rokicki is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal author. Her love for writing began at a very early age, together with her love for reading. She has been published in Anthologies, wrote as a columnist and acquisition editor, contributed to magazines and local publications, and taught writing workshops at local libraries. Now, she’s tackling her latest goal, a lifelong dream materializing right in front of her eyes. Writing The Forest House is a tangible manifestation of her journey and the way she’s overcome many obstacles. Find it on Amazon today
“Tamara Rokicki’s debut young adult novel provides a much-needed fresh take on the vampire genre. She creates haunting images and intriguing characters that will draw you in and keep you guessing as she explores universal themes of family and destiny.”
-Taryn Noelle Kloeden, Author of The Hex Breaker, The Fenearen Chronicles Book 1
“In The Forest House, Rokicki weaves our world with magic in a delightful and beautiful way, managing to be real and whimsical all at once.”
-Ashley McLeo, Author of Prophecy of Three
Dealing with anxiety and a dysfunctional family is bad enough, but it gets worse when Hera is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious house secluded in the middle of a forest.
There she meets Aethen, the leader of the Ashar Coven, claiming to be a psychic vampire who feeds on human energy.
If that’s not shocking enough, he insists that not only is she a psychic vampire as well, but also the High Priestess destined to lead the fight in a supernatural war.
The Ashar Prophecy declares that Hera will Awaken in order to save her kind. If she fails, her people will be destroyed, shattering a long, intricate past.
Hera’s role–and survival–become more complicated as her attraction to Aethen grows stronger each day.
She is now trapped in a war between two vampire factions; one vicious and bloodthirsty, the other territorial and shrouded in secrets. Her future–and the future of her coven–rests in her hands.
Will Hera find the strength to fulfill her destiny even if the secrets surrounding the Ashar Prophecy hide a terrible truth?
Du Bois (Frozen Apocalypse) by Theo Van Lieshout/ TJ Mines is highly enjoyable and well written. The story is very entertaining and has enough plot twists to keep you entertained.
Set in a frozen wasteland, Du Bois is the last city before the ice cap starts. One of the last democratic society in the world, trade and entertainment thrive in Du Bois. Freedom of speech and religion make it the only known place where all are welcome. But for how long? Follow Ismael on his quest to protect Du Bois from Al Bari attacks, from within and without. Aand Abdul, who is visiting the city for the first time and finds the last thing he expects there. See how far the corruption of the world goes. Quotes from readers: “This is like the prelude to the Mad Max series!” – Richard “I need to know how it continues, give me the sequel.” – Maria
Shadows are often benign, nothing to truly fear, and yet our minds create from them. We see them twist and form into something sinister, something eerie, something that makes our skin crawl or our heart race. As the fog manipulates the landscape, so does it change the shadows. With our minds, we further pull from the blurry images and a tale is formed. From vengeful women to those that welcome death to haunting moments, these stories are a mixed bag of random dark tales from the mind of Amanda Leanne. Written over the past decade, this is a small compilation of stories pulled from the shadows in the fog.
This collection of dark and eerie stories contains eleven tales to wet your appetite. The Other side of the Mirror and Something’s Changed were certainly my favourites. I could easily see these being developed into fuller stories. I’m sure each reader will find something to appreciate and their own favourites. I especially liked that each story brought a new voice and direction with it. I would recommend this to all readers who enjoy dipping into dark tales, like me! ~~ review by Reader4life, on Amazon
Interesting plot with just enough description to beautifully paint the plot and characters without overly weighing down the story with excessive details. The writing flow is like gliding through the air. This author has created a story line like a chocolate bar in three pieces. The first third is wonderfully yummy and you can’t wait to get to the second portion, yet you want to savor every bite. Looking forward to the next book! ~ Kindle Customer review
Mackenzie has been alone since the night her mother was murdered. When her long-lost twin brother shows up, her life changes forever. She’s offered the key to her forgotten history… and a world filled with magic, witches, fae, and dragons.
But an evil witch and a tyrannical king threaten Mackenzie’s new life and the people she loves. Will she learn to use her powers in time to save them all? Find out in THE LOST WITCH today!
“This page-turner breathes fresh new life into paranormal reads, with a fabulous melding of the angel versus demon and supernatural beings genres.” – Mama’s Got Flair
Books 1 – 3 of The Guardian series
Eva doesn’t claim to be a good guardian angel, but she tries. After she loses two charges, the Powers That Be begin to doubt her abilities. To redeem herself, Eva sets out to rescue Elsie, granddaughter of the former king of the Fae. A demon has kidnapped Elsie to complete an ancient ritual that will allow him to slip through the veil between Earth and Hell during the Sturgeon moon.
Thomas, an angel liaison, finally lands his first mission. But when he’s paired with the angel responsible for his uncle’s death, he has to put aside their differences to get the job done. With unlikely friends in tow, Eva and Thomas are in a race against time. Save Elsie, save the world—oh, and save Eva’s job.
Eva and Thomas are getting on each others’ nerves. The two angels need a break, badly, but being bound to each other by magic means no separate vacations. To make things worse, when Thomas is charmed by a Succubus, their powers are compromised, making them a target for the local demonic population in Italy.
When their assignment to save a soul from Hell brings them face-to-face with someone from Thomas’ past, Eva is confronted with a choice: complete the mission and safe-guard their charge, or save her partner, the one being with whom she’s ever truly connected.
Curse of the Tolomato Cemetery :
Eva and Thomas are used to dealing with things that go bump in the night, but on an unexpected day off, the last thing they expect to encounter are vampire pirates–and Thomas’ old flame. When the vampires capture that ex-lover, the two must brave a haunted cemetery to stop the quest and save the day.
This book is 18+ due to language and suggested sex.
“The Weeping Bridge” is a good start to what appears to be an interesting YA paranormal series. This novel does not rush to the “good” part, in this case, the creepy, mysterious, and often tender world of ghosts. Instead, “Bridge” takes the time to develop likeable characters, and grow relationships in such a way to render the plot more plausible. There are many loose ends left hanging and connections left unmade, ensuring plenty of opportunity for future installments in the series. It’s definitely girl’s YA fiction, a little escapist, but with strong pathos.
Recommended for ghost lovers, series readers, and sensitive souls. ~ JD Stone , Amazon Review