Day 2 of Writing Challenge

Prompt:  It’s raining outside and a knocking sound comes from your front door, you open the door to find Death beckoning you forward. 

Blurb – 

Well this day keeps getting worse, I think while I’m staring death in the face, or so he calls himself. Death is tall, around 6ft or so, which is a perfect height for my 5ft 4in frame. His hair, which is pitch black is shaved down just enough to show off the wave pattern his hair makes. His chocolate skin is any woman’s chocolate fantasy with equally milk chocolate eyes, I know I could get lost in those eyes forever.

I’m sure you’re all wondering how I’ve gotten myself in this situation with Death staring me in the face all six feet of him.

 

Thanks for joining me today for the second day of my writing challenge, feel free to share. Until next time, Read THS!

 

Day 1 of Writing Challenge

Prompt:  You wake up one day to someone calling your name, you open your eyes to find your dog/cat speaking.

Blurb –

“Cydney, Cydney.” I thought it was odd that my dream guy suddenly began whispering my name in the middle of our conversation.

“Cydney…Cydney.” There it was again one second tall, dark, and handsome is complimenting me, the next he’s licking my face, this is not normal.

Opening my eyes, I see my dog Jax starring back at me. I leaned over to pat his head and rub his ears greeting him since he found this was the perfect moment to wake e up. 

“Thanks for the wake-up call Jax, you seem to always wake me up at the worst times.”

“You were going to be late,” I stare down at Jax confused by where that comment came from, “Jax?”

Thanks for checking out the first day of my short story writing challenge, feel free to post your thoughts. Until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!

Free E-book Friday

Hey TH*S readers, it’s Friday!

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This weeks Free E-book Friday special genre is Mysteries & Suspense.

 Kobo

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1) by A.J. Scudiere
Greed by C.M. Sutter
The Straight Project by Danielle Bourdon

Barnes & Noble

Helix of Cole by Michael Maxwell
Double Duplicity by Paty Jager
Death in December by Shonah Stevens

 Amazon

Dirty Little Secrets by Lilliana Hart
In the Spirit of Murder by Laura Belgrave
First Touch: A Paranormal Suspense Story by Teyla Brnaton

Free E-Book Friday!

Amazon: Paranormal Books

Bitten: #0.5 The Bitten Series by Lynn Best
Good Intentions (The Road to Hell Series) by Brenda K. Davies
Demon Ember (Resurrection Chronicles Book 1) by M.J. Haag
The Toren: Shattered Souls (The Toren Series, Book 1) by Lola StVil
Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles Book 1) by Amelia Hutchins

Bitten: The Bitten Series Review

Bitten (Book 0.5 The Bitten Series) by Lynn Best

Published: October 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, 51 pages.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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Synopsis: Stephanie moves to Austin with her boyfriend where they are starting their lives together. But almost as soon as they get settled in a new city things begin to fall apart, this man that she moved across states with is not the same guy he was before. Now, Stephanie is sitting in a little coffee shop crying her eyes out over her lack of a relationship when she is approached by a handsome stranger, Francisco. Soon she catches herself being drawn to this handsome stranger only to find out he has issues of his own.

I thought the story was okay. I think I just had personal issues with the speed at which these two main characters fell into each others arms, but what can you expect from a 51 page book, right? I know this was just a glimpse to get me captivated by the story but it was just to fast for me. I personally would have liked to see Stephanie and Francisco build a little more on their sudden attraction, and maybe leave us with a huge cliffhanger. It might just be my thoughts, but I do love some suspense and maybe some moments of heart break, but ultimately I want to see the happy ending. I just believe this book wasn’t for me, but I think I will give the 1st book a shot to see if there is the anticipation, and angst that I was missing.

Claimed by a Demon King Review

Claimed by a Demon King (Book #2 Eternal Mates) by Felicity Heaton

Published:  February 2014, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 269

Rating: 4 out of 5

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King Thorne and Sable first met in Book 1 of the series of Eternal Mates. Upon there first encounter Thorne and Sable both found each other attractive, but Thorne new from the moment he set eyes on Sable that she was his fated one. Sable a “human” was thrust into wars in hell because of her friend Olivia whom we learned about in Book 1 kissed by a Dark Prince. Sable, is working towards commander at Archangel she and a team of hunters are preparing for a war in the Third Realm. This war brings Sable and Thorne together they have to fight side by side to save Thornes’ kingdom in the third realm. Where war is coming upon them the attraction between the two become unbearable, and their passion explodes and they find themselves falling even harder for one another.

I really enjoyed the story line I did find some of the events a little predictable but was also kept on my toes. I loved Thorne, he was very woo worthy, but Sable at times appeared hard to deal with. The only thing I was left wondering was information Sable came upon. Heaton does not conclude this information, and I am hoping to finding out what this new information means to Sable.

Kissed by a Dark Prince Review

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicitiy Heaton

Published: November 2013, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 218

Rating 5 out of 5

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Olivia works for Archangel, a human run research facility, what they research and study is the paranormal species. While Olivia has hit a rough patch, she gets a handsome and seemingly dangerous fae dumped on her lab table. Will this be the lucky break Olivia needs to get her career and life back on track?

Loren, Prince of the Elves and currently the unconscious species on Olivia’s table suffering from injuries of an almost life long war. When Loren comes to, he’s confused and also distracted by his surroundings and the female occupant that resides in it. Due to the Princes bodily injuries, and lack of blood all he can focus on is Olivia’s pulse in her neck, and one bite tells him this is his eternal mate.

I was a little skeptical in the beginning, I didn’t bother reading the summary that way I wasn’t sitting around expecting something to happen. I am so glad I decided to click on this book, I was first drawn to the cover and the title. Loren and Olivia’s nonexistent/existent relationship had me hooked. I enjoyed the development with with characters and that Olivia wasn’t automatically swept up, although she technically was. Loren tried to use that sort of masculine authoritative air about him, but Olivia was stubborn and tried her best to stick to what she knew. Because Loren and Olivia are eternal mates they are automatically drawn to one another when found, but I was glad to see a courtship and not just an automatic relationship. Like I said before I am definitely hooked, I have already started the second book, I am not sure how far I am going to get into the 15 books of the series but, Heaton has me hooked as of now.

Until next time, keep reading and be sure to Read Th*S!

Free E-book Fridays

Happy Friday all!

This Friday I am going to include free books by genre, below will be 3 genres along with titles hyperlinked with links to download the free books.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Out of Time (Series Book set 1-3) by Monique Martin
Morgan Rice: Epic Fantasy Bundle
The Chronicles of Kerrigan Box Set Books # 1 – 6 by W.J. May
The Dragon Blood Collection, Books 1-3 by Lindsay Buroker

Mystery & Crime
False Impressions (Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery, #1) by Sandra Nikolai
An Ace and A Pair: A Dead Cold Mystery by Blake Banner
Ice Blue By Emma Jameson
Spirits Stilettos and a Silver Bustier By Deanna Chase

Romance
The Devil in Disguise by Cynthia Eden
Psychic Visions by Dale Mayer
Meant for Her by Amy Gamet
Bad Billionaire by Julie Kriss

The Vampire Curse (Things in the Night) by Mandy Rosko

The Vampire Curse (Things in the Night) by Mandy Rosko

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Published: April 2013

Ratings: 5 out of 5

Pages: 353, E-book

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Synopsis: Jackie Moore, the worse witch in town when it comes to casting spells is placed on a path where she has to help those around her. Aside from Jackie being a poorly chosen witch with spells she does have one ability like no other, her lips. Her lips can cure, heal wounds and illnesses. One night home from work Jackie runs into a stranger, which is not normal in a town of supernatural beings. This stranger, Kyle has succumbed to his desires, the desire to bite and Jackie is his first victim.

Review:  After I read the summary of what was to come, I pretty much thought I knew and figured out everything that would come to pass. I was wrong, this is not just some love story where two people automatically fall for each other for no reason. There is suspense, some thrills a couple of twists and of course romance. Jackie’s character is one that I can respect, she was helpful, friendly and a overall honest person just trying to help out where she could. I enjoyed reading Jackie’s’ inner struggles with her life and then the inner struggles she brought upon herself when she decided to help Kyle. Now Kyle sounds like a cutie, he was head strong and protective as well as understanding, he is not a dominant male character and that is so refreshing. He wants Jackie’s help, but he does not push her to help him nor does he make any over the top possessive scenes in order to persuade Jackie. This read was a breath of fresh air, it did not automatically show that everyone was over the top powerful and yet somehow still got beat by the underdog (don’t get me wrong I love those stories), but it showed multiple sides of learning, some form of training and moments of vulnerability.

This was my first Mandy Rosko book, and I have to say I was very happy with the results, and how fast I fell in love with the characters. I did look into reading the next book, but I am not a huge fan of the changing of characters and story lines from one book to another, but I jut might just give it a try.