Once upon a time, there was the wandering soul of Morgann, an 8th century Irish calligrapher-monk longing to be reunited with his soul mate. Deirdre was his forbidden love, a witch with whom he wrote a coveted book.
Under her spell, the souls of the star-crossed lovers travel from bodies to bodies until they find each other. Eventually.
That became his quest: unearth her new body and trigger her memory, for she is clueless about whom she once was. Unfortunately their story didn’t get a chance to become a fairy tale yet it still turned out as a famous urban legend referred as The Black Angel Book.
Twice upon a time, not so long ago, there was me, rational and devastated Rose. I needed to get a grip, said my French mum after my year of numbness due to a painful break-up that led me to cut my wrist daily, to feel something, anything.
So she sent me off to the free-spirited village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, to spend the summer with my American relatives. And just like that, I wasn’t myself any longer. Because someone pulled me out of the darkness and bewitched me, somehow.
I couldn’t wait to jump his bones… but why was he holding back?
He couldn’t wait to welcome me into his world… but was I ready to question my convictions and acknowledge that my self-inflicted cuts were now healing in record time?
How could I have imagined he was longing for his own unorthodox fairytale to come true? Frantically.
In the 8th century, an Irish monk/calligrapher named Morgann did the forbidden act of falling in love and going against his pledge of celibacy. But he didn’t just fall in love with any one. He fell in love with a witch. Deirdre, the witch in question, fell in love with Morgann too, and together they worked on a book of spells that was coveted by the very people who tried to kill them. But before their demise, Deirdre placed a curse on them that would allow their souls to travel across time, occupying different bodies in order to meet each other again one day. True soul mates. Now in the present time, Virgil, the host body for Morgann’s soul, remembers his past life and is in desperate need to find his soul mate so they can finish the book which their past selves couldn’t. But he is aware that the host for Deirdre may not remember her past with him, so he has to find her and push her into remembering or their love may be lost forever.
Rose, a Parisian college graduate comes to Provincetown, Massachusetts to visit her American family and to also get away from a very bad breakup. She had been depressed for a year, practically a zombie, and only found some sort of rush for life when she cut her wrist. Although vacationing with her favorite cousins and aunt seemed like fun, she was afraid that nothing would get her out of her funk. That is until she decided to take a calligraphy class and meet the very tall and awkwardly handsome Virgil. After spending time with him, a fire is ignited inside of her that she has never felt before, and her whole body desires him. She has no explanation for why she wants him so bad, but when Virgil feels the same way about her, he realizes that she must be his soul mate, the host body of Deirdre. Not wanting to rush things, Virgil decides to take things slow and gradually get to know Rose instead of forcing them together because of Morgann and Deirdre. But can he find the courage to tell Rose the truth about them? And if he does, will Rose stick around and believe him about why they are attracted to each other, or will she find the whole thing nuts?
Twice Upon A Time is a true roller coaster ride. Some parts exciting, some parts uncomfortable, but altogether a rush to read. I will say that it took me a while to get into the main plot of the story, because the first half or so is about Rose in Provincetown and then about Rose and Virgil meeting and getting to know each other. I’m not saying that it was necessarily a bad thing, but it kind of frustrated me to know that the real nitty-gritty stuff happened more than midway through. It made me wonder what took so long to get there. Maybe that’s just me since I’m the type of person who likes to know what’s going on before the halfway mark (well except if I’m reading a mystery/suspense/horror), especially in a book about soul mates that triggers romance. I don’t like waiting long before I know that the characters are going to be together. And I don’t like waiting long to find out that my characters are different than they appear (once again except in mystery/horror/suspense). I shouldn’t have to read more than half the book to find out that a character I once thought shy and awkward is actually a killer with a cause…in a plot I would consider a romance! Even though it was a nice and exciting twist that added more depth to the plot, it was a mind blow because there were no innuendos that led up to that crazy character development, and it was kind of just thrown at me. It made me sit up and read it over again, hoping I didn’t read the words wrong. But none of that turned me away from the book. There were a lot of surprises within the plot and between the characters that kept me on edge and made reading enjoyable. I give Twice Upon A Time 4 fangs! I recommend it to the romantics out there who believe in the power of love, reincarnation, and the existence of soul mates.
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock!
One night. One moment. One chance.
Buried in obligation, Aveline Michaels is in over her head, caring for her bed-ridden mother, taking college courses, and working her ass off to make ends meet. When she finally agrees to let loose and take one night off from her duties, everything changes.
College student, Greer McQueen knows meeting Aveline face-to-face is exactly what he wants. After all, he’s wanted her since the day they met in his online class. But when she learns that he’s “the” Greer McQueen, bassist for Rusted & Reckless, her all-time favorite band, everything changes.
Aveline can’t possibly give up on her responsibilities to be somebody’s groupie. And there’s no chance Greer will give up on her.
Seth, wolf shifter and beta of his island’s pack, had his life planned out. He’d mate with the alpha’s daughter and eventually they’d rule the pack with her. When she chooses another shifter as her mate, his pride his is wounded and future with the pack is threatened. Lost and betrayed, he sets off to find his destiny – or die trying.
Hailey, a park ranger in the Scottish Highlands, is on a mission to save wolves – including the one she rescues from a watery grave. When she treats the wolf’s injury, she’s in for the surprise of her life.
Seth knows better than to trust a human – even one as irresistible as curvy, principled Hailey. Before long, he’s not just struggling to survive – he’s struggling to resist his attraction to Hailey. His wolf promotes a course of action that would change his destiny and put his life in danger. What’s a wolf to do when his heart interferes with his pride?
If you like hot men in kilts and fated mates, read the fiery romance between Seth and Hailey.
Seth and Hailey’s romance is a wolf shifter story in the Highland Gargoyles series. Each book in the series features a romance between a new couple and can be read on its own, however, they are best enjoyed read in this order:
* Knights of Stone: Mason
* Knights of Stone: Lachlan
* Knights of Stone: Bryce
Seth is done with his pack, he lost the girl he was going to marry, and he lost hope within his pack. Seth decided he would go out on an adventure of his own cross the ocean and see what lies in the other side. He wanted to see if you could find another pack to join. Mostly he just wanted to get away from the island. What he didn’t expect was to be drowning in the middle of the ocean with someone pointing a gun at him, well maybe he did since he has no trust for humans. But when he woke up, he was blown away at what and who he saw standing in front of him that day.
I enjoyed reading Seth and Haley story how they overcame many obstacles. in hopes that they can one day be together. this is a must-read book for anybody who Love’s Happy Ever After ending !
I’m giving this 4 Hearts I’m an independent reviewer for Romance authors that rock.
FORCED TO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
Hattie Morran is a poor dirt farmers daughter in Missouri. Suddenly Hattie finds that her life is changed in the blink of an eye and she is forced to love Abner Garland. Now her Western Romance which is purely a façade for show and to save her family will soon come to an end.
From the moment that you are brought into the book you will be immediately part of the western romance in the middle of the south. The Fires of Love & Hate Series will keep you right in the middle of a tale that is based on some true and historical events. This Historical Romance series is sure to be you’re new favorite.
THE Fires of Love & Hate series:
Book 1: Forced to Love (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 2: Falling into Love (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 3: Hate to Love (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 4: Death of Love (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 5: Romancing the Heart (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 6: Whirl Wind Romance (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 7: Forgiving Romance (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 8: Broken Promises (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 9: Shattered Dreams (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 10: The Price of Intrigue (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 11: On Course with Destiny (Historical Romance Collection)
Book 12: Confessions of the Heart (Historical Romance Collection)
Author’s Note: While Forced to Love can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you’ll likely enjoy reading the other Fires of Love & Hate books, too.
This cliffhanger was wonderfully written story. This tale is not for the faint of heart as she touches some very serious subjects that leave your soul weeping. It is even more shocking that parts of this story have resonate to the author on a personal level within her family history. You immediately get a sense of sympathy and empathy as well as empowerment as obstacles are overcome. I really would have like to see the story end instead of leaning into another book but perhaps that will answer some of the questions you still have in your mind as you read. Based on content this is for a mature audience of 18+. I am an independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock and am giving this book 3.5 Hearts.
Alpha male seeking his perfect mate. A sassy BBW, seeking a casual hookup. What happens when his mating instinct kindles true romance?
Rachel doesn’t want anything serious. Sassy and curvy, she loves the dating app. Shifter, but is only down for a one night stand. Broken hearted and stuck in a dry spell, she’s looking for an alpha male who will be her ultimate fantasy–the best hook up she’s ever had, but nothing more.
Gareth wants to mate for life. As the alpha of his pack of bear shifters, he has very little time to fulfill his mate challenge. Find a mate, or lose his position as the alpha.
When he sees Rachel on the dating app, his mating instinct goes wild. Rachel’s sassy lion eyes, her curves for miles, and her loving heart makes her a shifter he can’t resist. But can he and Rachel mate for life? Or will her past keep her from her fated mate?
This is a BBW paranormal romance ebook, featuring a fierce lion and a protective bear. It’s full of super hot shapeshifters, plenty of heart, and lots of sexy sex. 😉 If those don’t sound up your alley, stay away!
Rachel has been burned one to many times by men who were no good. She decides to join the Shifter date app, just looking for a hookup. Gareth needs to find his mate by his 35th birthday, which is fast approaching. He goes on Shifter Date to assist in his search. Turns out their a perfect match, but now he needs to convince her he’s more then a hookup. This is Book 3 in this series. I also read and reviewed the first and wasn’t completely sold on the series. If that book had been more like this one and I would have gone looking for more!! I found both characters likable and relatable. They were people you’d want to hang out with. The storyline was interesting and intimate scenes were steamy. I rate this book 5 hearts.
***reviewer for romance authors that rock***
Legend: The Duke’s Curse #2 Alexandria knows the truth behind the lies. Avalon is not human, nor is he immortal. He is neither angel nor demon. He is the once and future king. Now, more than ever, Alexandria’s artistic skills could grant them their first victory in battle. It is she who holds the key to end a curse born over a thousand years ago. Will she walk away from Avalon or stay? The choice is up to her, but more than one fate hangs in the balance now.
Avalon’s deepest fears lurk in every shadow. His past haunts him even in the light of day. Unable to protect Alexandria, he turns to Lancer for help. Debilitated under his newly arisen weakness, his only hope lies in Alexandria. Bound by chains of sin and shame, Avalon must fight to the death with who he once was to inherit his future. If he loses, it is Alexandria who pays the price. Can he trust her to save him from eternal darkness? Or will he lose her forever?
I loved the first book. Therefore, I decided to give the second one a chance. To be honest, I was very worried about how things would turn out for Arthur/Avalon and Alexandria. After all, we all know what happened to Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot all those years ago. Nevertheless, I convince myself to let my worries go and give this novel a chance. I am very glad I did. In my opinion, Alexandria is no Guinevere, she has the soul, honor and devotion of a real knight and I admire her for them. In fact, I believe those were needed to break the curse of Arthur/Avalon and it could just be done by her.
There are several aspects about the characters that I wish to discuss. First, Alexandria, our heroine. As mentioned before, she is loyal, devoted and compassionate. I believe those are excellent qualities and they just made me admire her further. Nevertheless, I still haven’t gotten over the fact that she let her feelings be confused by another man. She should have known Avalon was the one right away! Then again, things would have hugely deviated from the old tale of King Arthur and there would have been no plot at all or maybe it wouldn’t have been as interesting. On the bright side, I liked how she was so willing to accept all of Avalon, including the fragment of his soul that was stuck in time forever (Arthur). I must confess that reading about the interaction of Arthur, Avalon and Alexandria was quite hard at some points. I felt like she was cheating one with the other and at some point, I believe the men thought so too. However, I later understood that Arthur and Avalon were sort of like Jekyll and Hyde, there was no one without the other. That, in my opinion, isn’t very conventional and I had a hard to accept it. Nonetheless, I believe it was original and fitting for the novel.
Now, Avalon and Arthur. These two give me a headache every now and then. I understand the love they have for our heroine. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but see how the latter was so fix in Alexandria while the former didn’t want to let go of the past, even if that mean using the present as a substitute. Honestly, I think both were wrong and couldn’t and wouldn’t be right until their souls were joined. The past is important but also in need of the future. They both needed to understand that and it took them quite a while for that. I was getting a little anxious and desperate during the wait. Nevertheless, I believe things turned out alright for them. Sorry to disappoint you ladies, you don’t get your HEA here because we have a things book coming. You will get a cliffhanger instead. Don’t worry, it isn’t as bad as the one on the first book. In fact, I believe it was fitting for the novel. Finally, the jerk of Lancer. Your past life got Guinevere so it is just fair for you to step back and let Arthur/Avalon be happy with Alexandria. Sorry, I guess I stated too forwardly my favoritism for Avalon. Nevertheless, I wasn’t exaggerating when I called him jerk. This attitude was a little obsessive when it comes to our heroine. Honestly, I doubt what he has for her is real love. To be fair all the feelings in this novel are quite complex so I may be reading to much into it.
I highly recommend this novel to any fantasy romance and time travel fan that is looking for a story fool of romance, action, mystery and a spoon of hot scenes.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
Sir Bryce Waryn has dreamed for years about the day when he will finally liberate his home from the Scots who killed his parents and stole his brother’s birthright. Now that day is finally upon him, only his brother has abdicated the title of lord of Bristol Manor to him. Bryce should be celebrating, but something unexpected stands in his way—the sister of the Scot who held Bristol. In the chaos of the raid, Lady Catrina Kerr was injured and left behind. Bryce takes her captive, hoping to exact an even more satisfying revenge from his enemy. Except the fiery beauty is far more compelling than he would like…
Raised by three elder brothers, Lady Catrina Kerr knows a thing or two about stubborn men. But Bryce is more strong-willed than all of her brothers combined. He’s also maddeningly handsome, brave, and kind—but no matter how compelling her captor, she’s intent on escaping him. Only then will she be able to protect her brothers. But as Bryce’s plan escalates and her feelings for him intensify, she finds herself facing an unthinkable choice between her family and the man who has captured her heart
I do love my historical romance novels! This author rates at the top of my list now! I’ll be going after book one and the prequel both as soon as possible!
Excellent pairing of Scottish and English border dwellers for this one. Skirmishes and villagers who are accepting of any leadership that respects their rights. Written without the brogue, but to be honest, I didn’t miss it! Realistic expectations and misunderstandings on both sides made it a very relatable story, and just the right amount of sensual encounters made it spicy enough to keep my attention without making me flip ahead.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I gave this one 5 hearts swooning and sighing over a love story I’ll come back to read again!
The best selling series continues….
I can resist everything except temptation—Oscar Wilde
But what happens when temptation is everywhere?
Cam is tempting to me toward the darkness.
Barry is tempting me toward the light.
And I want them both. I want it all.
Temptation will be my salvation. Or my ruin.
WARNING: CONTAINS SCENES OF GRAPHIC SEX AND VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
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Bear-shifter Andy Hawes is great at fixing anything with an engine. As the resident mechanic in Bear Bluffs, he runs a tidy business that he takes pride in. The one thing he can’t seem to fix, however, is his love life. After being burned in his past by supposed ‘loved ones’, Andy is convinced he was meant to be alone. That is, until a battered old truck pulls up in front of his shop…
Robyn Mills has fallen a long, long way. Once considered one of the best demolition derby drivers in the country, she now competes for scraps with a travelling fair. Her drive and her focus, once the things that propelled her to the top, are now working against her as they distract her from what really matters.
After so long out of the dating game, neither are sure how to proceed amidst the rising tension between them. Can Andy learn how to open his life up to another, before someone else swoops in to steal away his mate? Will Robyn be able to see the bigger picture in time, and concentrate on the man who wants to spend his life by her side?
After all, the fair is only in town for a few days…
This is a STANDALONE novella with NO CLIFFHANGER and a Happy Ending.
Really cute romance novel with shifters and a demolition derby! My first in this series, but it was a stand alone so read fine! I’m adding the series to my TBR list for sure! Characters were well written and realistically portrayed, well, as far as their human characteristics lol. Awesome tender moments and steamy hot sex scenes add to the enjoyment.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, In giving this one a solid four stars. While it was a fun romp in the woods, I like my novels a bit longer and intense. A great quick read for an afternoon!
A cold case leads to blazing-hot temptation in this novel of romantic suspense from bestselling author Kathy Clark. For readers of Nora Roberts and Karen Robards, Almost Forever pairs a rugged lawman with a woman who may just be a murderer.
Justin Archer is a Texas Ranger through and through, a loyal man devoted to the dangerous job he loves. But when the grisly discovery of a skeleton in a local vineyard turns an old missing-persons case into a vicious homicide, Justin finds that the toughest challenge of his professional career will be keeping his hands off his chief suspect: the dead man’s beautiful, young trophy wife. Did Lori Roberts kill for vast material gain? The only thing Justin knows for sure is that their chemistry is instantaneous—and overpowering.
Lori worked hard to build a new life for herself and her daughter. She turned her husband’s struggling vineyard into a thriving enterprise, and now she stands to lose it all over something that happened eight years ago. Justin could lock her up and throw away the key, but Lori desperately wants to trust him. More than that, she wants to let him into her wounded heart. Because Lori’s been running from the past for a long time . . . and she’s ready to start living for the future.
Praise for the novels of Kathy Clark
“Fast-paced, riveting . . . Playful dialogue between Nick and Jamie certainly kept me entertained, and I loved every moment they were together as their banter increased the sexual tension between them. . . . [The author] did justice to their instant and intense chemistry.”—Harlequin Junkie, on After Love
“A deeply touching story of a woman’s profound healing, and the amazing man who’s with her every step of the way.”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott, on Deep Night
“Throughout the whole story, I got the feeling of realness and empathy for the characters. If you are looking for a well-written romance story, then you have found it!”—Night Owl Reviews, on Cries in the Night
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A Dark Alien Prince + his unquenchable desire x his insatiable thirst = a warrior willing to defy a galaxy to claim his mate.
Born with a platinum spoon in her mouth, warrior bride-in-training Gayle throws it away in order to sneak aboard a Yadeshi military vessel to escape imprisonment by her family. Ithann, the alpha alien warrior she’s been taunting with flirts and sloe-eyed glances for several weeks, is enraged by her sudden disappearance and abandons his teaching post to follow. When he catches her, Gayle must accept a highly indecent proposal to avoid being thrown in the ship’s brig- and by accepting, embroils herself in Ithann’s decades long feud with a rival nobleman.
Roped into an arranged marriage, she is determined to avoid the shackles of a mate bond, but Ithann is determined that not only will they bond, but that she will have his baby. Their battle of wills may cost Gayle her life.
A scorching hot, borderline dark sci-fi/fantasy romance for readers who enjoy taunting, alpha, bloodthirsty- and blood-drinking- alien warriors who will sever heads to claim their chosen mates. A 40K word novel, HEA, 3rd in the Yadeshi Brides series. It may be read as a standalone, however characters from the prior two books make brief appearances.
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Reading order for the Yadeshi Brides series
WARRIOR’S BOND: Curvy single mom in trouble + elite alien warrior = a chance at the forever kind of love. This is a steamy hot, science fiction romance for readers who love BBW and alpha male alien warriors. Perfect for your lunch break read.
WARRIOR’S VOW: Terminally ill bride candidate + an alien wolf in doctor’s clothing = healing that lasts longer than a lifetime. This is a steamy hot, science fiction romance for readers who love strong willed heroines and alpha male alien warriors. Perfect for your lunch break read. Standalone, #2 in the Yadeshi Brides series