Under the auspices of a stellar attending doctor, medical student Annabel Tilson flourishes on her psychiatry rotation where Victor Blake is the first person ensconced in her care. While other complex and unexpected patients come under the psychiatry team’s care and Annabel dabbles in her own risky behavior, Victor is ready for discharge and is sent home. In the coming week after her star patient is given his freedom, however, Annabel and her mentor have no idea about the harrowing cascade of events taking place.
Readers beware: this chilling psychiatric patient will impact them all.
Please enjoy DEADLY DELUSIONS which is Book Two in the medical and personal adventures of medical student Annabel Tilson. Book One is DEAD STILL. Each book can also be read as a standalone story.
Annabel’s novels are a spinoff from her father’s series, The Dr. Danny Tilson Novels, especially Book Four – Secondary Impact. Those books are:
Book One: Operation Neurosurgeon
Book Two: Silent Fear: a Medical Mystery (also an audiobook)
Book Three: Collateral Circulation: a Medical Mystery (also an audiobook)
Book Four: Secondary Impact
In this novel, Annabel, a third year med student, finds herself in a psychiatry rotation. I found the discussion of the various versions of mental illness that the patients with whom Annabel and her fellow students come in contact handled with knowledge and respect. The attending, Dr. Keeton, is portrayed as a mentor in every sense of the word, and it makes the reader wish she were his or her own physician. What I particularly enjoyed about the book, however, is the fact that all of the characters are written with very human failings, which makes them all very three-dimensional. It would have been so easy for the author to portray the patients as stereotypes, but they weren’t.
Readers of Robin Cook and Kathy Reichs will likely enjoy this series. There are discussions of somewhat risky behavior and the vocabulary is, due to the subject matter, relatively advanced, so I would recommend it to mature readers 16+.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
As servants of Fate, Father Time’s sons must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime on behalf of humanity before each year ends. It’s simpler if they don’t get involved, as their immortality is a barrier to relationships and to understanding the emotions of those whose lives end in a blink, especially if these time holders have a hand in it. Servants of Fate pass in and out of the lives of those around them, never interacting, until a different type of fate steps in. They can stop time, but love will leave them powerless.
THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS ALL THREE TITLES FROM THE SERVANTS OF FATE SERIES
Father Time’s son, Zeit Geist, must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime to the Fates each New Year’s Eve. Last year—inexplicably, really—he made an 11:59 substitution. The Fates are pissed and they’re after his mortal Hannah. With the year ending, he ought to figure out why he’d saved her—and why he keeps doing it.
Following an unlucky year, Hannah Lyons needs a week’s holiday in a lodge to unwind. What she gets is near-death experiences and a sexy immortal who can’t avoid kissing her, but might have to kill her. After all, even Zeit can’t hold back time indefinitely.
Tempus fugit. Time flies…unless you’re Tempus Halt, Father Time’s son. Day in and day out are the same, except for New Year’s Eve when he steals the life of a mortal on behalf of the Fates. This year marks his first failure to stay the monotonous course. A mortal’s kiss and her insistence on taking the place of his year’s sacrifice stalled out everything. Now, Tempus has to keep her alive for a year so his sacrifice isn’t wasted, but that’s the only reason—definitely.
One of these crazy grim reapers stole Lacey Carpenter’s estranged father’s life two years ago. She’ll give her own life rather than letting it happen again. It backfires when Tempus doesn’t actually kill her, and they have to spend the year together. She’s falling for an immortal who stops time, not just to save her life, but also to ruin her dates and steal her books. This can never work and fate is just not on her side—in fact, they’d really like her dead before Tempus falls for her in return.
When Ruin’s mortal sacrifice to the Fates on New Year’s Eve is already dying, it should be the easiest life he has to take, but not this year. The dying man knows Ruin is there to kill him, but he asks Father Time’s son to look after his twin sister. Ruin can’t stay away from the sweet and sensual Phoebe. His previous interactions with women changed the definition of his name, Ruin, so he can’t fall for her, especially when the lovely mortal doesn’t know he killed her brother.
Phoebe’s brother promised to send her a guardian angel, but Ruin seems too devilish to be holy. He only wants to be friends and keep watch over her, but she can’t resist him. Loving Ruin is a sin tempting her heart. How wrong is it to cause an angel’s fall? Ruin and Phoebe’s time is running out as another New Year’s Eve sacrifice approaches, and Ruin might lose everything for keeping his true hand in fate secret.
Servants of Fate is a trilogy conformed by three paranormal romance novels that will catch your attention from the very first page. These three novels (Stealing Time, Taking Time and Stealing Time), which can be read as standalones, were previously released individually. However, they are now a part of a cheap box set that will tempt you with its HEAs, lack of cliffhangers, and enchanting plots. I don’t tend to play favorites, because I loved the tree novels.
In the three novels, each son of Father time must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime to the Fates in the name of humanity. It is quite cruel, right? Nonetheless, it is done every year until it isn’t. What is powerful enough to, in a way, stop a tradition as ancient as time? The answer is simple, it is love. I must admit I don’t usually play favorites, at least I try not to, but I have a soft-spot for Stealing Time, the first book in the series. In this story, one of the sons of father time called Zeit falls in love with Hannah, this year’s mortal sacrifice. Honestly, I love this concept of forbidden love. It is so enchanting and tempting, making you feel as it everything is right even though the world believes you are in the wrong. The relationship between Zeit and Hannah is kind of insta-love. Nevertheless, I am a firm believer of love at first sight so it wasn’t an issue for me. That feeling he had for Hannah was enough for him to make a last-minute exchange for the human lifetime sacrifice. However, as you can guess, the Fates were not happy about it. They feel defied because the actions of Zeit are unprecedented. I must confess I couldn’t help but chuckle and giggle when his brothers followed his example, in their own style, in Taking Time and Stealing Time.
Another aspect that I loved about this series is the connection between brothers. I loved how they asked Zeit for advice. Also, I liked that even though each of the three novels revolved around the same concept, each portrayed it according to the personality of each brother. For example, in stealing time the couple stayed in the friend zone for a while, in fear of could happen when the line was crossed. I thought it was really cute, because the couple had time to get to know each other a little better and progressively fell in love. Thought it was quite the contrast with the insta-love of Zeit and Hannah.
I highly recommend each of the novels of the series to anyone that loves paranormal romance novels with a spark of drama and action.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
Eleanor, a timid orphan with an extraordinary musical gift has just turned sixteen. She has no clue to her real purpose, but she refuses to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she grew up with. Eleanor knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. Her best friend Audrey begs her to run away with her but where would they go? The world outside the Abbey is barren and dangerous. Eleanor finally decides to take her chances and in the act of running away, meets her destiny.
The girls find themselves in a strange land full of unknown dangers where they are met by an ethereal creature, Tsera, who gives Eleanor a choice. Go home to Edward, the boy she loves, never to sing again and wait until her world dies or, risk everything to find The Perfect Tear, a crystal that contains the Third Vibration and the only thing that will stop the destruction of her world.
Ms. Lansberg’s characters are well developed, her descriptions will draw you into her fantasy world! The storylines are tight and will keep you turning the pages and involved in seeing what is going to happen next.
I recommend this book for everyone that needs and escape from reality – but if you are a fan of young adult fiction, are looking for positive role models for any young woman that this is definitely something that you will want to add to your reading list.
April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.
What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?
A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above.
Discovering April is about April and how she figured out who she really was. April has been in a long term relationship with Hunter, but it was not a good relationship and they drift apart. Even though they have drifted apart, April does not know what to do without Hunter, because she has been part of April and Hunter for so long. How does she be just April? Then April sees Hunter with a girl she thought he had been fooling around with while they were dating and she completely falls apart. Letting school and work go, not eating April is hitting rock bottom and is outside crying when neighbor Jared comes to see if he can help. They have known each other forever, but could they be more than just neighbors? I will let you read and see.
This book is good. The character development is excellent and the story flows along at a slow steady pace. If you like stories about life after self-discovery and romance, then this is the book for you.
I’m giving this book 4 hearts
Reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock
What if there were no more magic in the world? What if the secret to restoring it lay in a long-forgotten curse?
Puck dreamed of being a dragon rider. When Queen Hesperus makes him a pawn in her play for power, he must prove he is a survivor or abandon his dreams forever.
The Queen’s Reflection is the first of four novellas in The Dragon Rider, an epic fantasy series.
Read it today and let The Dragon Rider earn a place among your favorite fantasy series
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I’d only go 3.5 hearts for this one. It’s got a lot of potential, and a good start, but it needs more depth.
Sex and the City meets Fear of Flying on the dance floor.
It’s now or never for Alexis. She’s determined to reinvent herself and make her mark, but when she falls in love with Argentine tango, romance gets in the way.
Newly divorced transplant to Los Angeles, Alexis takes up Argentine tango as a way to meet people, but really to resuscitate her comatose sexuality from the deep freeze that was her marriage. She knew she was a goner right after that first tangasm, a fabled phenomenon and here she is having multiples right out the gate.
Tango sets something loose in her, something wild and hungry. She enters a series of romantic misadventures with the men who give her tangasms on the dance floor but her usual good judgment is confused by shape-shifting lovers and past-life scenes bleeding through into present reality. When her recklessness puts her life in danger, she freaks out. She resolves to focus on work. No more romance. Not until she can heal and trust herself again.
Then Nico enters Alexis’s life and rocks her world. It’s the biggest opportunity of her career. She can’t blow it by getting romantically entangled with the client. Yet if her dreams are true, this isn’t the first time they’ve met. When a former self from a past life barges in, things come to a head. From the sexy milongas of Los Angeles to stylish Milan and sultry Rio, Alexis ignites a passion she never knew and discovers the power of reinvention.
Bess Parker is only 21 years old when she sets out by herself in 1908, leaving the safety of her childhood home for southwestern North Dakota to establish a homestead. And it takes all the strength she can muster to succeed–facing the perils of the vast prairie, making her homestead productive, conquering the dangers of the frontier, flirting with romance, struggling with the emotional needs of her heart and body, and meeting the challenges of life on the prairie. But this unique young woman has a steely determination, and her story is the epitome of courage and grit in a difficult and sometimes cruel time in the history of the west.
Bess is a standalone historical novel that will grab your attention from the very first page. I must confess I don’t usually read historical novels unless they have a pretty good share of romance, nevertheless, the story of Bess was so vivid and touching that I couldn’t put it down. Bess is pretty much what any woman would like to be. She is strong, independent, hardworking and good at almost everything she does. She can play the piano, has great grades, helps her father on his farm and her mother in the kitchen. However, her talents aren’t the only thing that makes her different from the other women in Dakota. She isn’t interested in being courted or dreaming about being kissed and pampered by a man like all the other girls her age. Truth being told, I admire her determination in standing on her own feet instead of depending on a man, like many women did in the 1900s. There is nothing with wanting a family, but it is very wrong that people try to make a woman feel she is wrong for wanting to be strong and independent.
I love how the author painted Bess as a true heroine, someone to be admired and whose steps must be followed. I was truly amazed that the author tried to make Bess an unconventional lady to the point of tangling her with a very well-known taboo of that period. I thought it was quite strange that she was so strong and fierce while hiding her feelings for her best friend. She was no coward, but I wonder if she didn’t want her secret out in the open because of fear or simple because she knew people will never understand and she didn’t want to go through the trouble they will cause. This book was very realistic. I really wish to congratulate the author for the amazing research that he did in order to pain not only the places, but also the mentality of the 1900s. I truly wish to recommend this books to those who love historical novels, unconventional heroines and stories that push towards some self growth and a wonderful adventure.
Reviewer of Romance Authors That Rock
School is over. Forever. And Cole is ready for real life to start. His new apprenticeship as a mechanic promises enough money to get a little flat in town, close to his pack but not too close. And who knows what else he could do with that freedom?
But before that, there’s a camping trip to the woods with his best mates, TJ and Ari. TJ has been Cole’s best friend since before school and he’s almost as good getting out of trouble as getting into it. Ari came later, but Cole can’t imagine life without his sharp intelligence and sweet smiles either.
If you are into guys, they don’t make them easier on the eyes than TJ and Ari, but Cole is just fine keeping that to himself. They have meat to grill, some beer, and three nights to say goodbye to their childhood.
Everything is going great until Cole starts feeling odd. Within a few hours his whole life is turned upside down: He is an omega. He is in heat. And he is alone in the woods with two alphas.
There is no going back from that night and Cole isn’t sure their friendship can survive what they shared, but one thing is certain: an omega cannot walk away from his fate.
A happier look at accidental sex story. HFN. M/M/M werewolf alpha/omega/alpha first-time romance. Mentions of mpreg,knotting and heat cycles.
This is the story of a lonely woman scientist with an invention that makes her the target for every demon in Hell.
It sounds like the start of a novel, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t. Now I’m on the run, trying to gather the last of my research before the demons get their claws on it. Or me.
I do have one saving grace, Brion, the sexy guardian angel assigned to protect me. He’s convinced me I might stay alive long enough to make a difference.
***The Angel Warrior complete series includes all five serials and is over 50,000 words.***
I actually really enjoyed this novel, which is presented in five parts. The concept is interesting, if not particularly unique. I did like the alternating first person narration so that we can see what is going on in Gillian’s and Brion’s heads. There are several sex scenes, but they seem a little clumsy, like the author hasn’t written them, or read others’ scenes, extensively. With the other quality writing in the novel, I think that this area will also improve with practice. Because of the sex scenes, I recommend the book for readers 18+.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
In love with the witch hunter father of her charges…
Rowan McAuliffe has been hiding most of her life. Secretly trained in her powers by an unusual source, she’d been taught not to trust anyone. Especially other witches. However, after she was forced to perform a hateful act against her will, she now hides from the Mage High Council who seek answers, and possibly her life.
Greyson Masters is the Council’s best enforcer–a witch hunter who lays down the law. Despite the danger of his job, Greyson is also raising his triplet daughters. Alone. Budding new witches who display an alarming combined power no one understands. Too bad he hasn’t got a clue how to deal with them.
Little does Greyson realize that the new nanny sent to him by Legendary Consultants is the very witch he is hunting. When the truth is revealed, can these two opposing forces find a way to listen to their hearts? Or will Greyson have to follow orders and kill Rowan–the one woman who has made his soul come alive?
After being controlled by an evil werewolf Rowan must go into hiding before the council’s enforcer finds her and with the help of new friends it’s decided the best place to hide is in plain sight.
Greyson is the council’s best enforcer but he’s having problems finding the witch who is his latest case. The description of her is vague, nobody seems to want to help him and his three daughters need a new nanny to keep them from driving him mad. At least he can solve one problem, get a new nanny but he never thought she would make him come alive and distract him from his mission.
Unfortunately, the happy home can’t last as an evil werewolf is also looking for Rowan and they know where she is.
This was a fantastic book the plot moves at a great speed with well-developed characters and a humor that had me smiling to myself many times. I loved Rowan, her sense of humor and the relationships she has with the family. Grey is a great lead he is strong, loyal, and sometimes a little slow to catch on but I loved him anyway. The lesser characters are likable and well developed also and I wait to see what will happen to Delilah.
A great book, fantastic characters and a plot that will make you laugh. I happily recommend this book because who doesn’t love a HEA.
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