FaeTAL, by Becca Moree

FaeTAL (FaeTAL Series, #2)


The Carnival of Darkness isn’t your average amusement show. It’s a sick and twisted world where men are predators and women are the prey.

Abi, one of these women, has one goal. One all-consuming need. All that she wants is to escape from the life that she is being forced to lead. She isn’t looking for love or even lust, she just wants her life back. No matter how lacking that life had been.

Christopher is the King of the Fae, whether he likes it or not. When he runs into Abi while out on patrol his natural instinct is to protect her from any and all harm, even though women haven’t been on his radar for centuries. He simply wants to be free from his burden and this promise to lead his people.

When the two come together in an unexpected and explosive night both of their lives will change forever…but will either get the freedom they are searching for?


My review:

I had to read this twice before reviewing.  I wanted to be sure I had not missed a single, perverted, macabre, freaky, moment of the nightmare inside the Carnival.  (Additionally, I got to read a fabulous supernatural story twice in one week.  Yay me!!)  This tale picks up immediate where the “Carnival of Darkness” novella finishes, so although you should read it to fully embrace the happenings, it is not a requirement to fully enjoy the horrors on the pages.  This is a seriously dark and haunting depiction of an otherworldly fascination to condescend humans.  I’m hooked on this series!

My rating:  Midleton


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Hearts of Darkness (Box Set)

Hearts Of Darkness (Boxset)


Vampires, shifters, demons, witches and ghosts…
Ten delicious tales of paranormal romance just in time for Halloween. Get your calorie-free tricks or treats before this boxed set disappears. Those who dare the darkness will find the true heart of supernatural love.

Your Lycan Or Mine? ~ Michele Bardsley
Ash the Destroyer, the only soul shifter in existence, walked away from the Convocation and never looked back. Jarod Dante, the world’s last therianthrope, works for the new Convocation. When the Vedere psychics predict the end of mankind if Ash doesn’t defeat the demon queen Lilith, Jarod must convince the fearsome beauty to forget the past and save the future.

Chasing Magic ~ Gena D. Lutz
Anika Webb finds herself battling a volatile spell, where all bets are off, and magic will fly.

VIKTOR: Heart of Her King ~ Julia Mills
One has a chance for revenge, the other a chance for redemption. Together they must make a choice. Together they hold the key.
Together only they can save the heart of her king.

Memory’s Kiss ~ Sharon Kay
As part of the elite Watcher fighting force, Raul relishes taking down enemies and restoring peace to the realm. When summoned for a rescue op, he encounters a most unexpected woman among the captives. Imprisoned on a desolate mountaintop, Daphne has no hope of escape. Until surprise freedom comes in the form of a Watcher team…and the boy who’d left her home village years ago. Grown up and lethal, Raul is more handsome than Daphne remembered. Never-forgotten memories of their first kiss rekindle into searing passion. But is there room in her quiet life for a warrior who thrives on danger?

Under Her Skin ~ Margo Bond Collins
Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for other weresnakes—until she realizes she might be next on a killer’s list. In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, must team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi’s ever met.

Rise Of The Fallen ~ Donya Lynne
Micah Black has lost his second mate and is on a fast track to destruction. When he seeks an end to his life by offering himself up to his enemies, the last thing he expects is exotic dancer and former Army medic Samantha Garrett thwarting his death wish and becoming his reason to live—and love—again. Now his enemies have Sam in their sights, and he’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means defying the king’s law.

Fall Into Darkness ~ Valerie Twombly
A warrior angel is stripped of his wings, until he learns compassion for humanity. He fails, until he meets a beautiful woman hiding from life, and carrying a secret within her that only he recognizes. Together, they will be a pair capable of reckoning even with Lucifer himself.

Nights Angel ~ Lisa Kessler
Colin Flynn, the immortal Night Walker, is not the protector he had once been.

Juliana is a survivor, but her prophetic dreams warn her of coming death. As an ancient enemy emerges and threatens her safety, Colin will need to learn Juliana’s secret to overcome his wounds, but falling for a mortal could be the greatest risk of all.

A Vhampier’s Forbidden Wolf ~ P.T. Macias
A spoiled, sexy and wild young wolf loves the chase. She loves to stir it up and watch the fireworks. She comes to a complete stop when she meets a vhampier that rocks her world. The mature Vhampier, the royal assassin, falls under her spell. He goes against the supernatural council, family, and royal decree. The unexpected threat to their lives bring them together, exposing their love.

Eternal Service ~ Regina Morris
Vampire Raymond Metcalf’s life is spinning out of control. As if working with a team of vamps to protect the President isn’t enough, he must deal with his rebellious half-breed son, save the President from crazed vampires, and break in his team’s new director.


My review:

** I voluntarily reviewed this advance reader copy. **

I had the wonderful opportunity to read and review this boxset in combination with its release.  I laughed, I gasped, I yearned, and most of all I fell for each and every one of these books.  (Some more than others but that is more about me and my preferred elements in a story more so than any issue with the plot.)  There were a few new authors to me and a couple authors and books that were already on my “to be read” compilation and I enjoyed being able to delve into each and every one of these created fantasy and paranormal worlds. 

Below I have listed the books individually with their specific rating and the overall rating of the entire boxset is an average of those numbers.  

  • Your Lycan or Mine? ~ Michele Bardsley  (4.0)
  • Chasing Magic ~ Gena D. Lutz  (4.0)
  • VIKTOR: Heart of Her King ~ Julia Mills  (4.0)
  • Memory’s Kiss ~ Sharon Kay  (4.0)
  • Under Her Skin ~ Margo Bond Collins  (4.0)
  • Rise of the Fallen ~ Donya Lynne  (4.5)
  • Fall Into Darkness ~ Valerie Twombly  (4.5)
  • Nights Angel ~ Lisa Kessler  (4.0)
  • A Vhampier’s Forbidden Wolf ~ P.T. Macias  (3.5)
  • Eternal Service ~ Regina Morris  (4.5)

My rating:  Redbreast


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Echo, Mine, by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Echo, Mine (Fallen Guardians, #1.5)


After a horrifying incident that left her in a coma for several long months, Echo now has to get used to a different life. As a descendant of a powerful angel, her days waver between training as the new Healer and convincing her mate she’s strong enough to match him in life and in bed.

A surprise date night gives her the perfect opportunity to do both. But plans have a way of coming unraveled. One disaster leads to another, and Echo accepts that nothing in their lives will ever be normal.

But the biggest revelation of the night comes after she kills a dangerous demonii. Sparks fly between her and her mate, proving that normal is most definitely overrated…


My review:

What a hauntingly beautiful continuation of the love story from “Absolute Surrender”.  And yes, you should read the prior release in order to fully enjoy and appreciate this novella follow-up as it specifically focuses on a journey of the two main characters from “Absolute Surrender” and the subsequent after-effects to actions that have already taken place.  A wonderful re-visit to the Guardian World saga with Echo and Aethan as well as a joy to read.

My rating:  Redbreast


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25781561-echo-mine

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Absolute Surrender, by Georgia Lyn Hunter

Absolute Surrender (Fallen Guardians, #1)


Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful and too dangerous to love.

An immortal Guardian of the mortal realm, Aethan has walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own. Until a feisty mortal crosses his path. A female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is, and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.

All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal”, an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Drawn back to the alleys of New York, she’s determined to hunt down the one responsible for the death of her friend. And no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her. Until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to the one man she should avoid. Aethan. But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…

As evil closes in, Aethan has to overcome his darkest fears and claim Echo as his. If he doesn’t, he just could lose her to a far more sinister fate…


My review:

This story has everything I like: gods, angels, demons, magical components, romance, action, suspense, sex, and one killer cliffhanger.  The blending of the fantasy and mythological aspects with present day is beautifully worked.  The story unfolds on a wonderfully consistent pace yet gives enough foreshadowing to keep one constantly puzzling if their personal thoughts play out on the page.  (I was only “disappointed” once at an actual reveal.)  I laughed, I got teary-eyed, and I cheered.  What more could one ask for in a book?   

My rating:  Knappogue Castle


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25693040-absolute-surrender

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