The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure by Kristen Painter


The Vampire's Priceless Treasure (Nocturne Falls, #11)

By: Kristen Painter
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Series: Nocturne Falls #11
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Published on: Oct 7, 2019
The Vampire’s Priceless Treasure by Kristen Painter

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.
Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Half reaper, half vampire Kora Dupree has made big changes in her life. She’s on good terms with her previously estranged father and taken on all kinds of adult responsibilities. But when an opportunity to find out the truth about her late mother comes along, she can’t resist pursuing it. Even when it means returning to her somewhat dubious ways.
Vampire Greyson Garrett knows the bad but beautiful Kora is up to something. He’s wise to her games. After all, her father has hired Greyson numerous times to save Kora from all the sticky situations she’s gotten herself into. If she were just…better behaved he could see himself falling for her. Hard.
Even though Kora promises she’s changed, Greyson has his doubts. So much so that he follows her one fateful night and gets pulled into her latest scheme. It’s not like he hasn’t been here before, but this time he swears it’s her last chance to prove she’s different.
Kora’s new adventure sends them on a treasure hunt that takes them all over the globe, and in the course of their travels, they realize how good things are when they work together. But will that all change when the adventure is over? Are they really in love? Or just addicted to the rush?

Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun
Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

 

If you haven’t read Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls series, I suggest you do. Why? It isn’t because it is a paranormal romance that spotlights a lot of different paranormals. It isn’t because she is a prolific writer. Between this series and her other two, you will always have a book to read. No in my opinion the reason to read it is because they are great stories that are quick reads. By quick reads, I don’t mean they are short. These are the type of books that once you start reading it, you continue reading it until you are done with it.

 

Kora, a half reaper, half vampire has a dubious past. Her relationship with her father is strained but working on being better. She spent the majority of her life spending money and having fun. There may be a couple of illegal activities in there as well. I mean what girl hasn’t right?

 

Her father’s hired hand and Vampire Greyson knows all about Kora. In fact Greyson has been working for Kora’s father for many years. Multiple times Greyson He was hired multiple times to keep track of Kora. In that time Greyson was keen to Kora’s antics. Kora is telling Greyson that she has changed, but Greyson just doesn’t believe it. When Kora finds out that she may be able to find out about her mother, she jumps at the chance. The only hitch in the plan is that it requires Kora to perform some illegal activities.

 

It is just at that moment that Greyson decides to see what Kora is up to, rolling into her issues when he wanted to stay out of them. Trouble is, he just can’t. The problem is, the path to the answer either will pull Greyson and Kora apart, or throw them together.

 

I did not see the ending, and I have read a lot of books by Kristen, so I should have known, but this one surprised me. The story line is similar as the author’s other stories in that boy meets girl, girl has an issue, boy helps her, boy is in trouble. Or you know, something like that. All of the author’s books do tend to have common themes or at least common plot points. That isn’t a bad thing, it makes all of the books in the series similar, and you know what to expect. I personally enjoy the similarity, especially since each story is a bit different, and there are paranormals that you don’t see every day.  They are not all werewolves and vampires, you have a variety of different paranormals. One book was about a wisp, how many books lately have been about wisps?

 

 

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About Kristen Painter

When the characters in Kristen Painter’s head started to take over, she decided to put them on paper and share them with the world. She writes paranormal romance and the gothic fantasy vampire series, House of Comarre, for Orbit Books. She has also been published in non-fiction, poetry and short stories. The former college English teacher can often be found online at Romance Divas, the award-winning writers’ forum she co-founded. She’s represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

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Hands of the Healer by Allie Marie


Hands of the Healer: The Christmas Emerald (The True Colors Series #4)

By: Allie Marie
Genres: historical
Pages: 197
Series: True Colors Series #4
Publisher: Nazzaro And Price
Published on: March 19, 2018
Hands of the Healer by Allie Marie

Clothiste’s Inn. Charming—or haunted?
Lt. Commander Kirby Lawrence, down-to-earth Navy physician, doesn’t believe the rumors of supernatural events or ancestral ghosts long associated with the newly-remodeled Bed and Breakfast. Even the discovery of old family jewels and a buried skeleton can be explained.
He may soon have to rethink his denial of paranormal activity, however. His heirloom emerald ring pulses and glows on his finger. And he can’t forget the image he once saw in an antique mirror at the inn. The face that stared back at him wasn’t his reflection. Unexpected events thwart his every attempt to pursue answers. When he at last stands before the old mirror again, he comes face-to-face with his colonial ancestors in the midst of the American Revolution. Trapped in an 18th century race against time, Kirby faces the deadliest troubles imaginable, unsure how he will return to his own time, or to the woman he left behind.
If he survives.

Also by this author: Heart of Courage: The Red Ruby Story
Find the Author: Amazon

 

This is the fourth book in the series. Each story is based on an individual and how they may or may not be related to the ghosts that seem to frequent Clothiste’s inn. Well not just the inn but also the other buildings that are part of the group of houses. The ghosts are both good and bad, and it is the bad ghosts that are causing all the issues.

 

This story is different than the others in that it goes back and forth in time. The first three are set in modern times with flash backs to what is happening in the lives of the sisters. For this story the author actually has the main character being transported back in time. The main character, Kirby is engaged to a woman, a physician in the Navy, and at a Halloween party that takes place at the Inn, he comes face to face with himself, or someone who looks like him. It isn’t a living breathing person, but someone in a mirror.

 

These books are really good. You can tell that the author doesn’t just write one story, but essentially two stories. The current story that is happening, and the one that took place in the past. Those two stories run through all the books. What is interesting about this book versus the others is that these stories run into each other. Unlike the others where they are separate, these hit each other in different time periods.

 

I like the author, not only her writing style, but her as a person. After meeting her at a book convention, I went on to read three more of her books. These books are really enjoyable. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

 

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About Allie Marie

Author Allie Marie grew up in Virginia. Her favorite childhood pastime was reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mysteries. When she embarked on a new vocation writing fiction after retiring from a career in law enforcement, it would have been understandable if her first book was a crime story. Researching her own family tree inspired her to write the True Colors Series instead. The other stories are patiently waiting their turn.

Her debut novel, Teardrops of the Innocent: The White Diamond Story, was a 2015 New England Readers' Choice Award Finalist in paranormal. The second in the series, Heart of Courage: The Red Ruby Story released in May 2016 and earned Best Book in the 2017 IRC Awards. February 2017 saw the release of the third book, Voice of the Just: The Blue Sapphire Story. The fourth book, Hands of the Healer: The Christmas Emerald, releases in 2018.A fifth and final book in the True Colors Series will be released later in 2018.

Besides family, her passions are travel and camping with her husband Jack.

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Witch Glitch by Robyn Peterman


Witch Glitch

By: Robyn Peterman
Genres: Humorous Paranormal Romance
Pages: 231
Series: ,
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: November 24, 2015
Witch Glitch by Robyn Peterman

Witches and glitches and testicle obsessed cats… Oh my.
One dilemma down and approximately 74,876,283 to go. I think being the Shifter Whisperer is hard—or Shifter Wanker as I enjoy referring to my new job—but healing wounded Shifters is easy compared to finding and eliminating the lurking freaking evil.
Throw in a ghost, a potentially explosive ex-cellmate, a long lost dad and a smokin’ hot werewolf who’s convinced he’s my mate, and suddenly it’s party time—from hell.
And this is my mission?
Life is getting messy and I don’t do messy. With feelings I didn’t know I was capable of having, and the word love being thrown around like a football on Super Bowl Sunday, poofing away with a magical twitch of my nose is becoming more appealing by the moment.
But to show I’m not a weenie, I’m gonna pull up my big girl panties and hurl some fireballs at Baba Yaga's older than dirt warlock posse if they don’t pony up the info I need. If I don’t burn the town of Assjacket down while trying to save it, I’m donning my red cape and playing who’s the big bad wolf with a for real wolf who’s hotter than any fireball.
I just pray to the Goddess my heart doesn’t get burned in the process…

Also by this author: Ready to Were, Fashionably Dead (Hot Damned, #1), Tallulah's Temptation (Sea Shenanigans #1)
Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

 

Zelda is back in Assjacket as she tries to save shifters, navigate her relationship with Mac who still believes they are mates. Even though she is still fighting it. She is also a healer for shifters in need, including a bear who is depressed and wants to commit suicide. Zelda considers herself shifter whisperer, or shifter wanker in that she can speak to shifters. This comes in handy when the shifters are stuck

 

There are many instances where I was laughing out loud at Zelda’s antics. It isn’t just Zelda but also the characters she comes in contact with. Just when things are starting to come together for Zelda, a warlock posse comes into town. It takes all of her control not to burn down assjacket while trying to rid the town of the warlocks. If everything happens as she envisions, then she is going to figure out if her and Mac are meant to be, or just meant to be friends.

 

I like Robyn’s voice and a lot of their books are funny. This one is no different. It is a really good follow up to the first book. I want to know what is happening between Zelda and Mac.

 

 

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About Robyn Peterman

Robyn writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. Her addictions include shoes (the expensive kind), Coke with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, and bejeweled reading glasses.
A former professional actress, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her a chance to have a job where working in her P.J.’s is acceptable.

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