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!
When Layla awakens tied down to a slab of stone and watching a sunset that should not exist, all she remembers is running. She can recall nothing beyond the cold ground at her feet and the sheer terror of being captured and brought wherever she was. Only the brief appearance of a beautiful man by her side comforts her, but he soon disappears and she finds herself handed over to a group of strange women who tell her that she has been chosen by the youngest prince of a planet she never even knew existed. She is to become his nurturer, a woman enslaved and expected to attend to his every whim.
Will whatever waits for her in her role as a nurturer be worth all of the memories that have disappeared from her mind? Or will she have a chance to escape and return to the world she doesn’t remember?
I really enjoyed this one. Not only does it have some truly interesting characters that are well written and fleshed out, but the author has created a fantastic universe to play in, surrounding our own planet.
I was almost more interested in the second couple than in the first, but they were both fascinating. The premises the author has come up with have me adding these books to the top of my TBR list! The sensual scenes between couples are written in a classic style that lends a great touch to the story. As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give it four and a half hearts. I really, really liked it but just didn’t quite love it.
Kellsey Callahan has everything an amazon could wish for – kick-ass brothers, a rock chicks crew, and a pet Kraken. Everything except her childhood crush Leroy Leandros. He wouldn’t even touch her when she jumped into his bed, naked, as a surprise, eight years ago.
Cursed by a goddess, Leroy turns into a savage beast three days a year. Having murdered countless people, he ended his rampage only when he locked himself in a cage. His raging beast was prepared for anything: except for a captivating amazon.
When during a game of Truth or Dare Kellsey’s challenged to steal a kiss from Leroy, she decides to shoot him with Cupid’s arrow. It’s just a cute little arrow. What could possibly go wrong?
will start by saying – I had a hard time getting into this one. It showed so much promise so I kept at it 1 more chapter, than BOOM! It is a bit of spin on Beauty and the Beast – but well so so much more.
This book is awesome. The character development is excellent and the story flows along at a great pace. There are steamy sexual situations and adult language but the story pulls the reader and you won’t want to put it down till you are done. I look forward to seeing what else this author has written.
I’m giving this book 5 hearts
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock
I f@ck my students… I just can’t seem to keep it in my pants when these young sexy women throw themselves at me!
But now, I must stop behaving like such a d**k, not that my dead wife would care…
If I get caught sleeping with my students, I’ll lose my job.
And if I don’t get my s**t together, they’ll come for the only good thing in my life… my daughter.
But I have a plan to fix all that. I have a plan for the girl next door…
Author’s Note: This is a 50,000 words romance with a HEA. Story contains mature language and scenes, intended for adults only. Bonus books included for a limited time for your reading pleasure. A never before published bonus book Brit Next Door is included in this edition.
Dan can’t put up with this any more. Being the only single person in his pack was starting to take a toll on him. To make matters worse, the Northern Wind Pack has been hiding since they last fought. He knew what that meant; they were due to attack very soon. With his mind confused he knew he needed to find a mate, and quick.
After travelling for most of her life, Lucy has had it with her brother Dom’s antics. He’d already crossed the line long ago, and his demands were getting even worse. She wanted nothing to do with him. Luckily for her, seemingly at the perfect time, an attractive shifter stumbled upon her – literally. Maybe she could get used to this town…
*Now with 4 free bonus books*
Content Warning: This book contains lots of sexy shifter action. Intended for mature audiences.
Lucy has always been around domineering alpha bears. After what’s happened in the past she wants to stay as far away as she can from any kind of conflict. Which is a little ironic since that’s how she meets Dan. They both have an issue that they are working through and eventually use one another to help over some them.
Totally dug this story! The only downside is that this was the first book I read. So far it doesn’t seem necessary to read from book 1, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more and had more of a connection with the characters. Loved Lucy’s timid yet totally sassy-ness and Dan, well he’s a definite gentleman. Liming forward to reading what’s to come with the Northern Wind pack. I’m giving the read four hearts.
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock!
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a display case, trying to decide between chocolate and cupcakes.
Seriously decadent, panty soaking, melt in your mouth chocolate. The ultimate love drug.
The cupcake with its smooth, sweet icing, its gooey center, and cream that spurts out when you…
Wait! You thought this was actually about sweets?
Well kinda, but it’s also about men.
Two of them. Gabe and Dylan. Friends. Business partners. One charming chocolatier, one brash baker.
I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to want either of them. After all, I moved to Reverence to escape gossip and mend my broken heart.
But I do want them. Both of them. How am I supposed to choose between two hot guys who are determined to win over this quiet kindergarten teacher? Indulging my sweet tooth is out of the question. Falling off the wagon can only end in pain.
But like any addict, one taste isn’t nearly enough. Can a girl really have her cake, and fall in love with two?
This is my first Gabriel Beyers read. He has an interesting twist on the paranormal read. Please remember this is a short story – it is quick, vivid and the end will leave you saying What the…..!
Gabriel’s writing is fluid and forward moving, his descriptive writing draws you in. Alan Tate is a detective called in on a mysterious killing everyone thinks the witness are out of their heads. An unexpected phone call warning him a deaths from a girlfriend he thought was dead. And it takes off from there.
My only problem with the book is it wasn’t enough – I would have loved to see this a full length novel – so we knew more about Alan and Evelyn’s backstory. The ending completely left me screaming for more. That being said if you are in the market for a quick paranormal read – this one is definitely worth the time.
I am an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock
Anika Mason—simple name. Brown hair—average color. Blue eyes—she wished they were brown. But somehow she’s attracted the attention of the new boy at highschool, and he is becoming quite obsessive and possessive over her. She needs to figure out how to get rid of him, fast. But when she’s forced to lie about having a boyfriend to get him to leave her alone, she gives the name of the biggest player in the school; Brady Morrison. Not only did she not like him, but he barely knew she existed. And now she had to pretend she was dating him. Wonderful.
This book is good. The story just really starts out fast, and it makes it a little hard to understand the motivation and background of the characters. Anika acts like she is plain, but Brady is surprised she has never really kissed a boy yet, so that makes it confusing in understanding the characters. This is a good coming of age book for people who like to read those kinds of stories.
I give this book 3.5 hearts. (But that is not possible on Amazon so I will be giving it a three star rating)
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.
Dante: No one could have prepared me for who I saw captured in the arms of that hulking werewolf. It took everything I had not to go over there and rip that wolf’s throat out for manhandling my best friend, Dominic. If I know my Father, Theoden, he’ll want to make an example out of Dom. I’m going to try my best to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Theoden: My son has plans for his friend Dominic, I see. Whether I let him have his way or not is entirely up to my mood, and I’m not in a good one. What started out of a promising afternoon has quickly escalated into some drama I will be dealing with personally and with lots of blood.
Vex: Now that my King has granted me the human I’ve desired, I have to wait until the wolves have completed their mating ceremony in order for me to have Isiah turned. I’m so excited, I don’t know if I can wait any longer to have me pet just the way I want him.
Elliot: Chandler was actually able to pull off our ploy to perfection. I guess I have to give the human credit. Meanwhile, this thing with Josef , Dante and Theoden is stirring up something ugly in the wolf territories. Come the full moon, there’ s no telling what’s going to happen. I know one thing, Deacon is going to make sure we come out on top, because that’s the kind of Alpha he is.
Romeo: Tonight is my second night on the town, but the first time I’ll be patrolling the city with my Sire, Noel. He’s been looking forward to flexing his supernatural muscles for weeks now, so I’m sure this will not be a boring experience.
Warning: This series is highly addictive, and fans have complained that it’s all they can think about, oftentimes re-reading each book until their next fix. Be further warned: This serial contains strong adult content not meant for sensitive eyes as each episode will be filled with dark, twisted, raunchy and steamy scenes between powerful, sexy men that will either offend you or get ya revved up. This series will not be pulling any punches, and it won’t apologize for hurting your feelings, either. You’ll find no fluff and ruffles here. The vampires are not misunderstood, hopeless romantics looking for love. The werewolves are not cute and cuddly and the dragons aren’t the ones from your childhood. This is NOT a romance.
It’s only taken this girl two minutes to bring me to my knees. A feat that a thousand girls have tried to do but failed and I don’t even know her name. Yet.
I shake my head in amazement and run a hand through my hair that drips with salt water. She flinches when a few drops land on her bare shoulders. My eyes lower and follow the white lines where the straps of her bikini hid her soft skin from the sun. I wonder how far down they go–I can’t wait to find out.
Sweetheart, I am about to turn your world upside down and take you on the ride of your life.
I take hearts.
I crush them.
I make them bleed.
I know that it’s fucked up, but it’s the only way that I know how to survive now.
Authors Note: This is a prequel novella to the Last Summer Girl, but can be read as a standalone.
MATURE SITUATIONS AND LANGUAGE 18++++!!!!
I think that I would enjoy the story in a more fully realized form, and would love to re-read it and re-review if that ever happens. The novella is intended for mature audiences only.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
Simone is a top doctor, but that requires emotional detachment. Having lost the person closest to her, she jumped at the chance to be a crew member on The New Horizon, the first ship to venture into deep space. She never wanted to get attached again. At least, before being rescued by a hot alien cyborg warrior.
Jaxxon has been in deep sleep more times than he can remember. He doesn’t even know who he was in his previous life. They say he’s ancient technology, built before the savage planet of Lustrya fell into a new primitive age. This time, his mission is simple: stop a gang of dangerous criminals. But when he lays eyes on the beautiful female doctor from Earth, he lets the bad guys get the upper hand.
Now they’re trapped underground, prisoners of a deranged trio of aliens and their unstable robot. Being locked up together in a dangerous situation is enough to get anyone’s blood pumping—but could it lead to unplanned intimacy? Possibly even love?
WARNING: This fast-paced book contains steamy love scenes, deadly and exciting alien locations, a hunky alien who’s half machine with privates that’ll remind you of a sex toy, and a story of passion between a strong minded Earth woman and a HOT cyborg who’s out of this world.
This is the third release in a fresh sci-fi romance series. Each new book is a standalone story, featuring characters from The New Horizon space ship who find themselves stuck on a distant world. Is it possible to find love on a savage alien planet? Find out now!
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock