Soul of Smoke (Dragonsworn #1) By Caitlyn McFarland [Review]

Soul of Smoke (Dragonsworn, #1)RELEASE DATE:  July 27th 2015
AUTHOR: Caitlyn McFarland
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dragons, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
SUMMARY: 
On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains, Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons—actual freaking dragons—battle beneath a fat white moon. When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man, Kai does the only thing a decent person could: she grabs the nearest sword and saves his life.

As the dragon/man, Rhys, recovers from the attack, a chance brush of skin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai. Becoming heartsworn to a human—especially such a compelling one—is the last thing Rhys wants. But with an ancient enemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted, Kai has just become the one thing Rhys needs. A complete bond will give him the strength to fight; a denied bond means certain death. Continue reading

Arise (Legacy of Flames #2) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Arise (Legacy of Flames Book 2)RELEASE DATE:  April 29th 2017
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE: New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic.
PUBLISHER: Emma L. Adams
SUMMARY: 
Being a dragon shifter is no picnic. Being a fugitive is even harder. But after their audacious escape from the supernatural-hunting Orion League, Ember and her friends have to lie low.

Easier said than done when her sister lies in a magical coma, and the key to saving her is a rare item coveted by all supernaturals. In order to track down the item, Ember must once again team up with Astor, the ex-hunter who betrayed her once already. But there’s more than one scheme at work beneath the streets of London, and if Ember fails to stop the League’s latest plan, the hunters will drive the remaining shifters to extinction. Continue reading

Adamant (Alliance #1) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Adamant (Alliance, #1) RELEASE DATE:  February 20th 2015
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE: Young-Adult/New-Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Sci-Fi. .
PUBLISHER: Emma L. Adams
SUMMARY: 
Few people know twenty-one year old Ada Fletcher is actually from another universe. After a devastating magical war tore apart her homeworld, she and her family were forced to defy the Inter-World Alliance and hide on the low-magic Earth. Stuck in a dead-end job in London, Ada has spent her life hiding her real identity and risking her safety to help others from her homeworld. Until she loses her job, is chased by a rampaging monster, and is arrested by the Alliance as a prime suspect for a murder she had nothing to do with. It really isn’t Ada’s day.

Kay Walker, grandson of the Alliance’s late founder, expects to spend his first week as an Alliance employee chasing monsters out of the Passages between worlds, not solving his supervisor’s murder or questioning a strange, fierce young woman he arrested in the Passages. Killer or not, she’s hiding something, and the closer he gets to the truth, the higher the body count rises. Continue reading

Alight (Legacy of Flames #1) By Emma L. Adams [Review]

Alight (Legacy of Flames, #1)RELEASE DATE:  April 1st 2017
AUTHOR: Emma L. Adams
GENRE:  New-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dragons.
SUMMARY: 
It’s not easy being one of the last living dragon shifters in London.

Two years ago, when the faeries attacked the mortal realm, all supernaturals were dragged into the open. Unfortunately for dragon shifters like Ember and her sister, dragons are still hunted by humans and supernaturals alike. Keeping a low profile is difficult with monsters roaming the streets, but Ember and her band of rogue shifters have managed to survive.

Until their oldest enemy, the supernatural-hunting Orion League, emerges from the shadows and captures Ember’s sister. Continue reading

Cashmere (Velvet Trilogy #2) By Temple West [Review]

Cashmere (Velvet, #2)RELEASE DATE:  February 14th 2017
AUTHORS: Temple West
GENRE: Young-Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Medias Res Publications
SUMMARY: 
This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base-of-operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.

Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place. Continue reading

13 Ways To Midnight (The Midnight Saga #1) By Rue Volley [Review]

13 Ways To Midnight (The Midnight Saga, #1) RELEASE DATE:  February 3,2017
AUTHOR: Rue Volley
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Vamptasy Publishing
SUMMARY: You’ll never miss the sunlight until it’s gone.

Sixteen-year-old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists, Alice and Peter Navarri, had spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her parents unearthed lost civilizations.
On their thirteenth dig, Midnight, Echo’s twin sister, disappears without a trace. This prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken.
In an attempt to find some closure they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight without ever recovering her remains.
Nearing the one year anniversary of Midnight’s assumed death, Echo is sent to live with her eccentric Aunt Luna who is the caretaker of the centuries old Navarri Estate in Port Royal, Maine. Continue reading

Heartstone By Elle Katharine White [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  January 17, 2017
AUTHOR: Elle Katharine White
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Harper Voyager
SUMMARY: They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.

Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.

Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, Continue reading

Ward Against Death (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #1) By Melanie Card [Review]


wardagainstdeath-500x750RELEASE DATE:
 
 December 1st 2012
AUTHOR: Melanie Card
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Entangled TEEN
SUMMARY: Twenty-year-old Ward de’Ath expected this to be a simple job-bring a nobleman’s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can’t be a surgeon-the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying-so bringing people back from the dead it is.  But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she’s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can’t bring himself to break his damned physician’s Oath and desert her.  However, nothing is as it seems-including Celia. One second, she’s treating Ward like sewage, the next she’s kissing him. And for a nobleman’s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive… Continue reading

When Ash Rains Down (Kingdom Come #1) By Cecelia Earl [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  January 4, 2017
AUTHOR: Cecelia Earl
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.
SUMMARY: Being crowned homecoming queen and enduring a week at the center of her classmates’ attention is eighteen-year-old Julia White’s worst nightmare—even with Cole, her long-time crush, as her date. But when Julia is attacked by a green-blooded demon that vanishes in a plume of smoke, she comes face to face with what real nightmares look like—in the flesh, and all of the homecoming stuff hardly matters anymore.

As a frightening wave of crime infiltrates her small Wisconsin town, Julia tries to avoid Nicholas, a brooding, infuriating relative of Cole’s, who insists she’s the reason behind the corruption. He claims the culprits are demons who are after powers that only she—a human-angel hybrid—possesses. It’s unbelievable, of course, until he takes her to a hidden battlefield where warrior angels train to fight soul-siphoning demons—and her own angelic wings unfold. Continue reading

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1) By Elise Kova [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  January 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Elise Kova
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Steampunk.
PUBLISHER: Keymaster Press
SUMMARY: Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins. Continue reading