Cache a Predator by M. Weidenbenner-Review and Interview with the Author

Cache a Predator by M. Weidenbenner-Review and Interview with the Author

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 28, 2013

Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when a judge grants Brett’s drug-addicted ex-wife custody and slaps him with a protective order for losing his temper, he fears for Quinn’s safety. Who will protect her now?

When Quinn is found abandoned on the streets, she’s placed in a temporary foster home until Child Protective Services can complete an assessment. It should only take a few days.

But a lot can happen in a few days.

Especially when there’s a deranged psychopath on the loose, someone who’s attacking pedophiles, someone who wants to protect children like Quinn, and someone who’s planting body parts in geocaching sites.

Cache a Predator is a novel about a father’s love, justice, and the unhinged game of hide-the-cache.


REVIEW: Let me begin by letting you know this book is such a thrilling read! That said; let’s get into the premise and beginning of the story.

I don’t want to give too much away, but we’re dealing with abuse (physical and sexual) and its aftermath years down the road and how it affects the lives it touches, I know – not a wonderful subject, but this is really well done. The story begins with the narration of a person going a crime…describing feelings, past and present, what they’re doing now and the whole scene. The crime is an interesting one, breaking into a mausoleum and cutting off the male member of a dead abuser…then taking that and sealing it in a plastic bag and hiding in in a geocache location. Geocaching is an interesting hiking activity of a sort of treasure hunt game people are playing all over the world…Google it!

This is an intricate story or stories as it deals with different people and their lives all touched by the same or similar situations and the aftermath.
The main character in this twisty thrilling tale is Brett Reed. Brett spent twelve years trying to “rescue” Ali, his ex-wife from herself and her issues from her past, but some people just won’t be saved. However, they managed to produce Quinn, a wonderful little girl who loves her parents. Circumstances have Brett wound up in knots trying to gain custody of his daughter, while trying not to harm her mother any further than she already is! You really feel the frustration that courts and their “snail-pace” can and do inflict.

Brett is also a police officer and he and his partner draw the case of the “whacker”, who is now whacking live sex offenders in their area and geocaching their members as well!

Due to complications, I would need to write my own novel to describe; Quinn is placed in Child Protective Services (CPS) care to keep her safe until custody can be determined by the courts, after she is found wondering the streets of the neighborhood in the middle of the night. This brings into play the lovely Dr. Sarah Grinwald, a psychologist and part-time case worker for CPS. She’s to assess Quinn, Ali and Brett and make a recommendation to the courts as to custody and what would be in Quinn’s best interests.

Sarah is a very good psychologist, but also a wonderful human being! The sparks between Brett and Sarah are immediate, but very slow and cautious. Now the fun begins! This story takes off on many levels as crimes, personal issues, and more wind into a marvelously compelling and thrilling tale.

While I’m not a lover of abuse stories, I found this intriguing tale compelling and strangely uplifting. I think this was mostly due to the well written dialog and plot of this story. It’s inspirational, slightly sensual, and very realistically written. I have to say I just loved it and wanted more! This was definitely worth the read!! Enjoy, I did!

Copy supplied by the author

Reviewed by Georgianna


TRC: Hi Michelle and welcome to The Reading Café. Congratulations on the release of CACHE A PREDATOR.

We would like to start with some background information. Would you please tell us something about yourself?

Follow Michelle: Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

M. WeidenbennerMichelle: I’m a fulltime writer and blogger, encouraging adults and teens on their writing journey. My blog is called RANDOM WRITING RANTS.

I’m a sucker for emotional stories, sometimes called an empath. I feel other people’s pain. It’s my sensitive side that fuels the passion for my character’s plights, often giving me the ability to show readers the other side of the story.

I grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time my mom brought the boy bundle home I cried, certain my mom liked boys better than girls. But when my brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting—without drama, I discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught me how to take direct criticism without flinching, which might come in handy with book reviews.

I’m living my dream—writing every day and thanking God for the stories He puts in my path. When I’m not writing I’m winning ugly on the tennis court. I’m known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.

My debut novel, Cache a Predator is a geocaching mystery and an Amazon bestseller in the thriller/crime category.

Scattered Links, a Young Adult novel about a Russian orphan, is slated to be released January 2014.

Cache a PredatorTRC: July 30 2013 saw the release of your suspense/mystery novel CACHE A PREDATOR. Would you please tell us something about the premise?

Michelle: It’s a geocaching mystery about a cop who wants custody of his five-year-old daughter. But first he has to convince the judge, child protective services, and a deranged vigilante that he’s a good dad.

TRC: Do you have plans for a series of novels focusing on Officer Brett Reed and his murder investigations or is this a stand alone novel?

Michelle: Although this is a stand-alone novel, several readers have commented that they’d love for the story to continue, so I might have to consider a series.

TRC: If you could virtually cast the leading characters of CACHE A PREDATOR, which actors or models would best represent your ideal image or character muse?

Michelle: Confession—I have no clue. I’m really bad at knowing the names of actors and actresses. Isn’t that pitiful? Maybe if they wore nametags on their foreheads I could remember! I know, it’s embarrassing. My friends make fun of me about not knowing who the big ones are.

However, I have a Pinterest board of CACHE a PREDATOR and photos of what I think the characters might look like.

TRC: What is the significance of the novel title-CACHE a PREDATOR and its relationship to the storyline?

Michelle: In the sport “geocaching” hikers find hidden cache boxes in their communities. They use GPS devices to find the coordinates of where the cache boxes are hidden. In this novel, the “cache” is a predator’s body part, thus “Cache a Predator.” But it’s a play on words too—meant to sound like “Catch a Predator.” The vigilante targets pedophiles and plants a “piece” of them in the cache boxes.

TRC: Who or what was the influence behind the storyline and Officer Brett Reed?

Michelle: I knew a dad who was going through a divorce and he worried the female judge would grant his ex-wife custody of their son. His raw emotion helped feed this story. I also think that there are a lot of great dads out there who are married to women who struggle with addictions, but you don’t hear about them as often as you do men with addictions.

When a friend of mine suggested I write a geocaching mystery I had no clue what geocaching was. But once I researched this sport I was totally intrigued. That led me to thinking, “Who would plant body parts in these cache boxes?” I decided it would be someone who liked to play games and had a backstory that would lend itself to targeting pedophiles–who seemed the least likeable people.

TRC: We have read where a number of readers were caught off-guard with the storyline content in the initial pages of the novel. What ‘warnings’ or information would you like to impart to your readers and followers regarding the imagery or details of the storyline?

Michelle: The first chapter is tough for readers because they’re in the mind of the vigilante—a person who’s been sexually abused and wants to right wrongs, wants to protect other children from abuse. It’s gross because the vigilante targets pedophiles and slices a body part—the part that causes the most damage in children.

I’ve thought of rewriting that first chapter, but it’s important to see what drives the story. Maiming pedophiles is something that people have thought about, but no one has ever written about. I understand why it’s difficult for some readers to read, but if they can get past the first chapter it’s not bad thereafter.

There are 35 five-star reviews at Amazon so many readers have gotten past that first chapter.

TRC: When writing a storyline, do your characters direct the writing or do you direct the characters?

Michelle: It’s a little of both. Characters have specific flaws and strengths so who they are dictates what they do and how they speak. However, the outline to the story is something that I loosely plan. I want the characters to show the readers a certain story, so I have to orchestrate that a little and put obstacles in the character’s way.

TRC: How do you keep the plot unpredictable without sacrificing content and believability?

Michelle: Great question. How do you? Ha!

Typically there’s a perfect ending. What the characters do is a result of their personalities and their predicaments. It leads to the ending that best fits. Sometimes it’s not what the readers want to see though. Sometimes the main character dies and the reader is disappointed, but if it fits the story then it works.

TRC: Are you a plotter or a panster (‘write by the seat of your pants’)?

Michelle: A little of both. I like to have a loose outline so I know the beginning and the ending, but I might not have the middle plot points figured out. For instance, I’m writing a mid-grade novel about a boy who has to save the canine race and a centaur showed up, a mythological creature who’s an immortal half man/half horse. It’s a supernatural story so it fit, but that creature came out of nowhere. Two months ago I didn’t even know what a centaur was. So, you see, if I had everything figured out to the “Nth” degree it wouldn’t allow for any creativity.

TRC: The mark of a good writer is to pull the reader into the storyline so that they experience the emotions along with the characters. What do you believe a writer must do to make this happen? Where do you believe writers fail in this endeavor?

Michelle: I love this question, and I totally believe this is the reason readers keep reading or close the book before they finish. If the hero doesn’t sacrifice something, or if the writer doesn’t make me care for the character, then I’m not going to be interested in finishing the novel.

In Cache a Predator I wanted readers to feel sorry for Brett Reed. He’s a great guy who wants custody of his five-year-old daughter to keep her safe from a drug-addicted mother. He only wants what’s best for his little girl. But he has a temper. That’s one of his flaws. He doesn’t see eye-to-eye with a judge who thinks the child is better off with her mother.

But I also want the reader to feel sorry for the vigilante. I think they do by the end of the book, but not in that first chapter. Ha!

In my next novel, Scattered Links, readers feel sorry for Oksana because they see her on the streets in Russia with an abusive aunt. The first 500 words of this novel won $1000 in the Aspiring Writers Contest with The Reading Room a few weeks ago. Literary agent Catherine Drayton requested the full novel for consideration too! (She’s the BOOK THIEF’s agent.) I think the reason this novel won was because readers cared about Oksana. They felt sorry for her right away. (At least, I hope they did!)

TRC: Many writers bounce ideas with family and friends. With whom do you bounce ideas?

Michelle: I have a group of writer friends I “bounce” with. We meet once a week. But one of my favorite “bouncers” is a young mom, Janelle Leonard, in upstate New York—far from my Indiana home. I met her online. We PM at Facebook. Last week we spoke on the phone for the first time and I loved it! I feel like we’re sisters with a different mother. Wait, actually, I could be her mother I’m so much older than her. Ha! But she reads a ton of Young Adult and writes in that genre, so I find her helpful. I love her writing voice—it’s very different than mine so I appreciate it. I like to encourage her too, and listen to her ideas because she’s an amazing and creative woman.

TRC: On what are you currently working?

Michelle: I’m in the final edits of my young adult contemporary novel, SCATTERED LINKS. It’s a multicultural novel set in Russia and then the US. It’s about a teen who’s abandoned in an orphanage before she says goodbye to her Mama or tells her a secret that haunts her.

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

Michelle: Thanks for asking great questions and giving me the opportunity to be at the READING CAFÉ!


Favorite Food – Crunchy asparagus sushi

Favorite TV Show – I don’t watch much TV, just mostly FOX news. But Robin Roberts from Good Morning America is awesome too. It’s not that I don’t like to watch TV, it’s just that I enjoy writing and reading more.

Last Movie You Saw – Superman. I loved the Christian elements.

Dark or Milk chocolate – Milk Chocolate

Favorite Flower – Yellow daisies

Secret Celebrity Crush – I don’t really have one. I know. I’m weird.

Pet Peeve – Indie authors who don’t hire a developmental editor or line-editor for their novels. They give other “Indie” authors a bad name when they publish novels with typos, grammar errors, and plot problems.

TRC: Thank you Michelle for taking the time to answer our questions. Congratulations on the release of CACHE A PREDATOR. We wish you all the best.

Michelle: Thanks! The pleasure was all mine.


Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves – a Review

Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves – a Review

CovetLinks to order Covet: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / The Book Depository

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?

Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together.

Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.



Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves is another fabulous book about love, life, situations and subjects that push our emotions, and question our beliefs.  Covet is a wonderful story of a marriage that starts to slowly fall apart, caused by normal life situations, and how we handle them.    

When we meet Claire Canton, she is with her group of friends from the neighborhood, which reminded me of Desperate Housewives.  Almost all of the wives have their own issues, but this story belongs to Claire, and her marriage to Chris.  They have been married for over 12 years, each being the love of their lives, with two children, Jordan and Josh. Chris was a very successful business man, making good money to give his family a good life, but things have changed.  He has been unemployed for over a year, now going into their savings to make ends meet.  Chris loses his confidence, and begins to take anti depressant pills, which slowly causes him to pull away from Claire.  Claire has been understanding trying to help Chris; but he continues to become more distant, shutting her out.  Claire becomes lonely, somewhat angry, and she herself begins to not care anymore, devoting herself to her children.  Finally Chris gets a job, not quite what he wants, but he needs to work, and this job requires traveling 5 days a week, which will be more loneliness for Claire.   

One day while driving, Claire is stopped by a cop for a broken tailgate. She meets Officer Daniel Rush, who immediately catches her eye, as he is a hunk.  Circumstances accidentally have Daniel and Claire run into each other a couple of times, and slowly a real friendship develops.  Daniel himself is recently coming off of a divorce, and he too is lonely, keeping himself busy working long hours on the police force.

Daniel and Claire spend more time together as friends, both of whom are lonely, texting each other often, having  weekly lunch meetings, riding on his bike, shopping and even going to the movies.  Claire began to look forward to meeting with Daniel, but she was always careful to keep this as a friendship.   As Chris’s visits become less and less, and his distance drives Claire to look forward more and more to her meetings with Daniel. 

Claire confides to her friend, who warned her to be careful. The question comes up Do you think men and women can be just friends?”

Slowly their friendship becomes something more emotionally, as they both begin to care about each other. A romance does build, though there is never any sexual relationship.  Daniel knew it was wrong to care abut Claire, as he did not want to be the reason for breaking up her family, but he couldn’t deny his growing feelings for her.  It was a struggle for Daniel not to push Claire further.  Claire also knows where this could be heading, and that it was wrong, as she still loved her husband, even if he has been distant.  But she also knows she is falling hard for Daniel.  Can she love two men?

Chris recognizes he is away too much from the family he loves, and is pushing himself beyond to work hard to redeem himself, and build his confidence. When Claire and the children get sick, Chris ignores his abusive boss, and goes home for week to take care of his family.  Claire ends up in the hospital deathly ill, and Chris and Claire must come to terms with their lives and what needs to be done. Will Claire stay with Chris?  What happens with Daniel?

This story is written in three different pov’s; Claire, Chris and Daniel, and it was great to be able to see each of their thoughts in these trying times.  This is a wonderful insightful story about love, marriage, relationships. No one does this better then Tracey Garvis-Graves.  She can push our buttons emotionally, making us question our own feelings.

Do you consider a friendship between a man and woman to be adultery if there is no sexual relationship?  Were Daniel and Claire wrong to become friends and spend time together to alleviate their loneliness?  I myself felt torn between the developing relationship between Claire and Daniel.   She cared about him, but fought those feelings that were becoming stronger, as she remained loyal to her husband.  Daniel was a super wonderful guy, who would be perfect for any woman.  He was sweet, caring, and held his emotions in tact, as he did not want her to get hurt. I myself totally fell in love with Daniel. 

Despite that this relationship was wrong or was doomed, you found yourself at times rooting for them.  Personally, I was not on the Chris bandwagon early on, as his shutting out his family caused major repercussions, which he should have handled differently.

In the midst of this story about Claire, Chris, and Daniel, there was an ongoing story of the people around them.  Tracey Garvis-Graves creates some wonderful secondary characters as she shows us life among friends, isn’t always as it seems; with an array of a life changing topics, such as unemployment, finance, gambling, alcoholism, cheating, etc.

Covet is another wonderful and emotional story by Tracey Garvis-Graves.  If you want a simple thought provoking romance with life situations, but one that does have it’s own HEA, then Covet is a must read. 

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Publisher


The Geek Girls Series by Gina Lamm-review

The Geek Girls Series by Gina Lamm-review

Geek Girls
3.5 of out 5 for this reader folks!
If you are a fan of historical romance, there may have been a time or two that you have fantasized about living in that era, meeting that rake/rogue that will rip off your bodice in the middle of a passionate argument and the begin to seduce you madly till you are completely sated and you get your happily ever after …. SIGH!  I for one, have NEVER EVER NEVER (insert rolls eyes) had that fantasy .. What???  Liar you are screaming at your computer screen??  Okay maybe once I have had similar thoughts .. LMAO  Just once though okay …??  😉

The Geek Girl series by Gina Lamm (love the titles of her book) is all about our modern woman finding her way into the 1800’s and meeting Mr Right.  I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud reading these two books.  The way a woman acts today in comparison to the proper dress and deportment of the historical woman is so completely different it is nothing short of amusing when our leading ladies are scolded for language, have to wear stays, learn all about chamber pots and are driven mad with boredom because an IPod or some other kind of technology isn’t available!


Let’s get particular though and review these two books already!
The Geek Girl and the EarlBOOK 1 – The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

DESCRIPTION; Release Date March 5, 2013


THE STAKES HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER…An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far.

Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed, and isn’t looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked girl who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing…

Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He’s a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. She’s wi-fi. He’s horse-drawn. But soon the pair will do anything to avoid a Game Over.


This book is rated 4 out of 5 in my opinion.
Jamie Marten is a typical 2013 girl.  She is a gamer, and coming off a bad break up.  When she helps her best friend’s grandpa by moving antique furniture around, she is suddenly sucked into the glass of a bureau and throw out on the other side of a gentleman’s bedroom.  Now however, she finds herself in the 1800’s.  Dressed in a a pair of shorts, a tank top, and found in a room that is considered a big NO NO, Micah Axelby (our Earl) can hardly believe his eyes when he meets Jamie.  Thinking she is mad (I mean really, how do you accept that a hot barely dressed woman jumped through your mirror from the 21st century), Micah reluctantly agrees to have Jamie stay at his place until she can figure things out.


It is then revealed that Jamie had been brought over because a spell had been cast by a busy body but well intended lady to find the Earl his true love.  Resigned to the fact she is staying for awhile and powered by the instant attraction she feels for Mike, Jamie agrees to learn how be become a lady of the 1800’s (seriously this was HILARIOUS).  In turn she convinces Mike through a game of angry birds on her IPhone that she is who she is.  They both begin to realize that despite all the bantering, they are actually made for each other.
Living in this time is not easy for a woman, Jamie begins to learn.  She finds herself in serious danger time and time again.  Not only does she have a nasty ex mistress of Mike’s to deal with, but also a lady that the Earl had intended to have as his wife.  Despite the danger, she falls in love with Mike, and Mike falls in love with her.  When an attempt is made of her life however, Mike must convince Jamie to return back to her own time and breaks her heart in the process!
Jamie is a spitfire, and a perfect match for the Mike.  These two can fight like it’s no ones business, but at at he same time they have the most tender moments.  How much sacrifice is too much to be together though?  If they stay together, what era will they live???  You’ll have to dive in to find out! 🙂

Geek Girls Dont's date Dukes

BOOK 2 – Geek Girls Don’t Date Dukes / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO / The Book Depository

DESCRIPTION:  Release Date September 3, 2013

Leah Ramsey has always loved historical romance novels and dressing in period costumes. So when she has a chance to time travel and experience the history for herself, she jumps at it—figuring it can’t be too hard to catch the eye of a duke. After all, it happens all the time in her novels.Avery Russell, valet and prize pugilist, reluctantly helps Leah gain a position in the Duke of Granville’s household . . . as a maid.

Domestic servitude wasn’t exactly what she had in mind, but she’s determined to win her happily ever after. Even if the hero isn’t exactly who she’s expecting.

This was a 3 out of 5 read for me.
We briefly met Leah Ramsey in the first book as Jamie’s modern day BFF.  She believes that if Jamie can potentially find love in the past .. well why can’t she?  Leah finds that mirrored bureau, the spell caster and WHAM .. Hi 1800’s.  Avery Russell works as the valet for the Duke of Granville and is suddenly shocked by the thump he hears coming from the Duke’s bedroom.  Out pops Leah and voila … a scheme to have her work as a maid within the Duke’s home is devised.  Leah has her eyes on the Duke, believing him to be her Mr Right (I mean it was easy enough for Jamie right??).
As Leah begins her duties (where is that Molly Maid service when you need them?), she not only gets a taste of true back breaking work (and is shunned by the remainder of the staff) but ends up becoming good friends with Avery.  Avery is absolutely drawn to Leah, but he has troubles of his own when he is forced to take to a boxing ring to make money so he can afford to keep his ailing aunt medicated.
Leah is approached by proper lady (she knows all about Jamie via a housemaid that now works for her) and is afforded opportunity to leave her dirty work behind her and become a true lady who can captivate the prized duke.  Through all the satin and lace however, it is Avery she pines for and begins to fall in love with.  Avery has also completely fallen head over heals for Leah, but he is a simple valet with nothing to offer.  Avery is also knee deep in trouble, and when Leah’s life is threatened, Avery has to decide between love and survival.  Which will win??
OK, so these books were a little far fetched for me at times.  Not so much the first book, but more the second one.  I found the stories had a rushed feeling to them and I was never able to completely settle into a state of anticipation that I treasure when reading historical fiction.  With regards to the second book, the acceptance of time travel was instant and I admit I was a little taken back with that!  HOWEVER, as I have stated above these books are hilarious.  I really enjoyed reading all about two woman trying to conform to a standard that would be completely foreign to them.  I also loved reading about the men trying to understand them and in turn realizing that most of their modern ways are what is so endearing about them.
Certainly a light read, but you have to leave your brain out in left field to enjoy them! 😉  LOL
Reviewed by Rachel T.
Copy supplied by Netgalley

Cloaked in Fur by T.F.Walsh-Review and Interview with the Author

Cloaked in Fur by T.F.Walsh-Review and Interview with the Author

Cloaked in Fur / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /


ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 5, 2013

As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death


REVIEW: Daciana just wanted to have a normal life. She had lived a year in the city and fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Connell. She wanted to live a happy, normal life with him. But there was one problem that Connell didn’t know about. She was apart of a pack of wulfkin. Currently, she was a moonwulf but in a few days, she would go through the change that would make her a full blown wulfkin forever. Daci was on a mission to find a potion that would stop this permanent change. How could Connell love her if her found out what she was? In her quest to find the information that she needed, she was spending a lot of time away and Connell was becoming distant. Then the people close to Daci started to die from attacks of a forbidden breed of animal called a dracwulf. Daci had to figure out what was going on and protect everyone she loved.

Daci had hidden all the details of her pack life away from Connell. How could she make him understand and accept what she was? She thought it would be an impossible task. That is why she teamed up with Radu, a fellow wulfkin, to help her find a way to stop the change. Once the attacks began, her focus had to shift from her research to protecting her pack and her boyfriend from this monsterous creature. She was afraid to tell Connell the truth and the lying caused their relationship to unravel. Daci’s future was getting more unpredictable with each passing minute.

I really enjoyed this book, there was so much action and storyline packed into each page, never a dull moment. If you like reading about wolves and shapeshifting, this is the book for you. All of the characters played such an important role throughout the story. Daci is not a whiney, wimpy woman character. She is brave, tough and willing to protect her own, no matter the cost.

Review by Tricia

Copy supplied by the author



TRC: Hi Tania and welcome to The Reading Café. Congratulations on the release of CLOAKED IN FUR.

We would like to start with some background information. Would you please tell us something about yourself?

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T.F.WalshTania: I emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with my husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, I have always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. I balance all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

TRC: You were born in Romania but now live in Australia. Have you ever had a chance to return to your country of birth? What are your thoughts?

Tania: I haven’t returned yet… but I really want to. I want to go back and see where I grew up, visit my family and do a tour of the town where my book is based – Brasov ☺ I really want to take hubby back there and show him the country.

TRC: How has your Romanian heritage and roots influenced your storyline concept or writing e.g. (historically, geographically, names etc)?

Tania: Absolutely. Cloaked in Fur is based in Romania and I used my knowledge of the country, it’s cultures and beliefs to make it as real as possible for the reader. Romania is probably not a travel destination for a lot of people since it is a long hike, so when people read Cloaked in Fur, I wanted them to feel like they were right there, experiencing what my characters experienced.

Cloaked in FurTRC: CLOAKED IN FUR is your August 2013 release written in the paranormal genre. Would you please tell us something about the premise? / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /

Tania: As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.

TRC: The storyline features a strong female protagonist. What or who influenced your decision to write a story/series featuring a strong female lead rather than the male driving the storyline?

Tania: I’m a bit believer that females can do anything, and as such, I didn’t hesitate to have Daciana be the strong female lead in this story. The men in her life are also strong so it only makes sense she can stand up to them and look out for herself.

TRC: How many books do you have planned for the series or is this a stand alone? If you will continue the series, will all of the characters and storylines overlap?

Cloaked in Fur logoTania: Cloaked in Fur is book 1 in a longer series, and so far I’ve planned out up to book 3. Each instalment will be from different characters’ POV, but set in the same world with similar storylines and familiar characters. As a sneak peek, book 2 will be about Enre, who plays a big role in book 1.

TRC: What challenges or difficulties did you encounter on the road to publication?

Tania: Learning the craft was a long journey, but completely worth it. I wouldn’t change a thing because that’s who I became a writer. The other hard part was learning to deal with criticism on your writing… I’m definitely getting better at it☺

TRC: When writing a storyline, do your characters direct the writing or do you direct the characters?

Tania: A bit of both. I tend to set the path for my characters initially. We all know where we want to end up, but once I start writing, my characters do deviate at times. I love it when that happens because it pushes me to explore new ideas I hadn’t previously considered.

TRC: How do you keep the plot unpredictable without sacrificing content and believability?

Tania: Foreshadowing. I love leaving crumbs of hints and red herrings along, but I find the trick is to never give away too much until it’s needed.

TRC: Are you a plotter or a panster (write by the ‘seat of your pants’)?

Tania: Plotter. My pages and pages of outlines can attest to it ☺

TRC: The mark of a good writer is to pull the reader into the storyline so that they experience the emotions along with the characters. What do you believe a writer must do to make this happen? Where do you believe writers fail in this endeavor?

Tania: I love using deep point of view… this means the reader is right inside the characters’ head, knowing everything they know, feeling everything they feel as it happens. It’s quite an intrusive approach for the poor character, but what better way to sympathise and understand them. I think stories that don’t offer such insight cheat readers of really getting to really know the characters.

TRC: Many writers bounce ideas with family and friends. With whom do you bounce ideas?

Tania: I have a fantastic critique group and writing friends who read all my stories before I would consider publishing it. I can’t recommend enough for writers to join a critique group for sound advice on their stories.

TRC: On what are you currently working?

Tania: Right now, I’m plotting book 2 of Cloaked in Fur. I’m also half way through a new young adult fantasy novel, which is made up of three parts about six characters. It is set a world filled with witches, steampunk monsters and magic, and at the heart of the story, there’s the struggle to find love.

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

Tania: Just a big thank you to everyone who’s read Cloaked in Fur and enjoyed it as much as I loved writing it.


Favorite Food Haloumi

Favorite TV Show Walking Dead

Last Movie You Saw Kick Ass 2

Dark or Milk chocolate Milk

Favorite Flower Tulips

Secret Celebrity Crush Kit Harrington (he plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones)

Pet Peeve Anyone who hurts animals

TRC: Thank you Tania for taking the time to answer our questions. Congratulations again, on the release of CLOAKED IN FUR. We wish you all the best!


Midnight Secrets/Midnight Lies (Wildefire Series 1&2) by Ella Grace-a review

Midnight Secrets/Midnight Lies (Wildefire Series 1&2) by Ella Grace-a review

4.5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

I love nothing more than discovering a new author and anticipating the remainder of a series. A contemporary romance (with a side of mystery, humour, hot smexy chemistry and suspense) called The Wildefire Series by Ella Grace sure fits that’s description.

The series is based on the lives of triplets that were born and bred in a small southern town called Midnight. Savannah, Samantha and Sabrina have a scandalous and defined family history when at the age of 10 they are lead to believe that their father murdered their mother and then hung himself in the backyard. This tragic event (as well as one heck of an amazing grandpa) shaped them into the successful, strong willed, beautiful woman they are today.

Shall we meet the first two then???


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DESCRIPTION: Release Date April 30, 2013

For fans of Maya Banks, Allison Brennan, and Lori Foster, a thrilling new romantic suspense novel from Ella Grace


On a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years, they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them home.

Savannah is the first one back, when a grueling case in Nashville leads the young prosecutor to seek shelter in the quiet of the once grand Wilde mansion. But when she finds letters casting doubt on her family’s dark, shameful past, she realizes that peace in Midnight is a shallow façade and sinister secrets lurk beneath the surface. Zach Tanner, once the town’s bad boy, is now the new police chief and still has a wild hold over her. Zach can feel it, too, but he hurt Savannah once. As teenagers, they broke every rule together. Now it’s his job to keep her safe, even though he isn’t sure who her enemies are—or which ones might be his own.


BAM! Right away we are in the middle of a tragic event that involves the death of our triplets parents. We are set to believe that there is malicious intent by a third party and the supposed murder suicide is in fact just good ole fashioned murder. This is an absolute set up, and it gets your mind rolling, suspicious of all characters that are about to be introduced.

Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace is the first book and centers around Savannah Wilde. Savannah is our quiet girl with a heart of gold. While attending her prom, she finds herself in a dangerous situation until the handsome town bad boy Zach Tanner comes to her rescue. These two embark in a young romance filled with future promises. However, future promises are broken (along with Savannah’s heart) and she leaves Midnight to pursue her career as an attorney.

Flash forward several years, and we meet Savannah again in a court room after she wins a big case. It has come to her attention however that the her safety is in jeopardy and she must take leave and hide for a while. Before she knows it she is back in Midnight taking care of selling the mansion that she once lived in with her sisters and her now deceased grandpa. She also learns that Zach Tanner is not only back in town, but he is the police chief that has been sworn to watch over Savannah while she is hiding.

These two have so much unresolved and while their hearts are heavy, the attraction and chemistry remains FULL FORCE! Both are now forced to face one another and find out why the promised future they once believed they had is no longer. Secrets are revealed, heart break is cut wide open and sexual desire is entertained. While all this is going on, Savannah comes to find letters that her grandfather had written that imply her parents death was NOT as she believed. Zach and Savannah find themselves knee deep in a dangerous mystery with many more attempts to silence their suspicion.

OH MY HEART! I ached for these two and quite frankly got a little peeved and wanted to yell at both of them to SMARTEN UP ALREADY! They are so meant for each other .. one zigging to the others zagging! Together they end up solving a mystery that will change the course of their lives as well as revealing heart breaking secrets to the other. Will they be able to not only live through these secrets but sacrifice once more to be together?? READ ON! 😉


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DESCRIPTION: Release Date September 24, 2013

The Wilde sisters of Midnight return in this thrilling novel of romantic suspense, perfect for fans of Maya Banks, Allison Brennan, and Lori Foster.


The winds of fate have blown cruelly on a family that once had it all: money, power, prestige. The lives of three beautiful daughters were forever changed when, on a sultry night in Midnight, Alabama, a murder-suicide shattered the Wilde family. The girls grew up to live separate lives but now have returned home, each to face a danger no one can see coming.

Former homecoming queen Samantha surprised everyone by going into law enforcement, but beneath her tough façade lies a wary heart. The tragedy that struck her family is an ever-present reminder that nothing is ever as it seems. When the man she loves, Quinn Braddock, a doctor and Iraq war veteran, is accused of murder, Samantha assumes the worst. Brokenhearted, her confidence shattered, she returns to Midnight. Though exonerated, Quinn still feels the sting of Samantha’s doubt, but he can’t forget his feelings for her and follows her. Soon after his arrival, a shocking murder terrifies the town, and once again, Quinn is under suspicion. This time, Samantha will not turn her back on the man she loves—even if it means walking into a killer’s trap.



This book centers around perky, down to earth, homecoming queen Samantha Wilde. Sam pursued a career in law enforcement (she just made detective) and returned to Midnight in the first book (to help out Savannah and Zach), and there was implication that she was withdrawn and most definitely hiding something. This book reveals she is hiding heartbreak.

We are introduced to Samantha a few months before she returns to Midnight (just before the murder of her parents has been solved). Samantha is head over heals in love with Dr Quinn Braddock and all is happy go lucky in her world. That is until Quinn is accused of butchering his ex wife and Samantha is not convinced he is innocent. Keep in mind at this time she is still lead to believe that her father killed her mother, so she has some serious trust issues. Quinn is flabbergasted that Sam doesn’t believe his innocence and this leads to a very heartbreaking break up.

Samantha returns to Midnight (she knows that Quinn is innocent now and tries to make amends but he won’t have her) to join a security business that her sisters and her have established in Midnight. As the first case lands on their desk (a nasty drug lord and what I perceive to be the plot for Sabrina’s book), Samantha begins to investigate. While this is going on, Quinn realizes he made a big mistake and he can’t live without Samantha. So he high tails it to Midnight with the intent of winning her back. Samantha does all she can to avoid Quinn and is pretty upset that he has decided to settle in Midnight (he ends up purchasing a place that Samantha once told him was her dream home), but her heart begins to warm to Quinn once again. The chemistry flies but the rawness is still at the surface. When another woman is murdered (a Midnight local) in the same manner as Quinn’s ex it is clear that someone has a grudge. This time Sam stands by her man, but she is placing herself in serious risk by doing so.

As the mystery unfolds a realization that the future they once hoped for may never come to be. Will Samantha dig deep and uncover the truth and will she and Quinn be able to live with that truth together?? READ ON!

So … WOW! Ella Grace writes beautifully. I found my heart racing, my suspicions peeked, my e-reader getting steamed up and my own mystery solving skills tested. Then Ella Grace throws a punch and I am left wondering why I didn’t see it coming. I felt warm and fuzzy when crimes are solved and the bad guys get their day, as well as our hero and heroine getting their love story. Our ladies are written strong willed and completely believable. The secondary characters of this town called Midnight add that dimension of humour, idiocy, old lady smarts, and the small town folk stereotypical characteristics. Mess with one .. mess with them all! 😉

Ella has set up Sabrina’s story as well, leaving me to curse the release date! I WANT MORE! 🙂 😉


Reviewed by Rachel T.

Copy supplied by Netgalley


See How She Runs by Michelle Graves-Interview, Blog Tour and Giveaway

See How She Runs by Michelle Graves-Interview, Blog Tour and Giveaway

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See How She Runs
The Chronicles of Izzy #1
by Michelle Graves
Release Date: July 2013


TRC: Hi Michelle and welcome to The Reading Café.

Michelle: Thanks for having me.

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Michelle GravesTRC: We would like to start with some background information, please tell us something about yourself?

Michelle: I love to travel. I have spent most of my life moving from place to place. First as the daughter of an Army man, and now as the wife of one. I get restless if I am in one place for too long. With that said, I am a southern girl through and through. I love the heat of the south. I desperately miss it when I am not there. There is just something about the south that soothes my soul. Maybe it is the southern hospitality, or the fried food, maybe even the weather. Who knows? Whatever the reason, that is where I feel most at home.

As to the rest of my life, well I am married to the most amazing man that ever lived and we have a gorgeous daughter we call Squish. They are my reason for breathing. Without my husband’s support, I never would have published my first book. I think he may be my biggest cheerleaders. (Or maybe he is just hoping I get uber famous and he can retire).

See How She RunsTRC: SEE HOW SHE RUNS is your July 2013 release. Would you please tell us something about the premise?

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Michelle: It is about a girl named Izzy whose life completely changed with one delivery. Up until that point, she thought she was an absolutely normal girl. Through a series of twists and turns, she finds out nothing she believed was really true. She is actually a Seer, a person meant to protect the world from events that aren’t meant to be. Her best friend isn’t who she thought he was. Heck, even her family history isn’t what she remembers it to be. Then, throw on top of all of that, a Corporation is after her. They want to use her abilities in twisted ways so that they can gain profits off of disasters.

TRC: How many books do you have planned for the series?

Michelle: As of right now, there will definitely be four. Izzy lets me know how much she has planned when I sit down to write. I never intended for this to be a series initially, but she had other plans. I can’t definitively say how many there will be in the end. For now, all I can safely say is that I will write until Izzy no longer has a story to tell.

TRC: What or who was the inspiration behind the story?

Michelle: This sounds a bit cheesy, but really it all started based on my relationship with my husband. Izzy and Kennan’s relationship mirrors ours in a lot of ways. Heck, those characters mirror our personalities in a lot of ways as well. The rest of the story, well I wanted something different. I am really interested in Druids and ancient magic. This series draws a lot of its world-building from there.

TRC: If you could virtually cast the leading characters of SEE HOW SHE RUNS, which models or actor would best fit your ideal image?

Michelle: I have a whole board dedicated to them on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t know their names. I just know their faces.

TRC: What difficulties or challenges did you face on the road to publication?

Michelle: I was really blessed to have all of the pieces fall into place relatively easily. I knew going in that I wanted to go the self-publication route. I like having the final say on what my end product is. It is entirely up to me whether it fails or succeeds, which is scary and exhilarating. I have to admit, I spent a lot of hours picking the brains of fellow indie authors. They provided me with a ton of helpful information that made the process simple and easy.

TRC: How do you keep the plot unpredictable without sacrificing content and believability?

Michelle: I always try to give my stories a concrete sense of realism. I want the route of the problems to be based on real human emotions. Whether it be greed, betrayal, or love, I want them to be relatable. I am often surprised by the turns my stories take. I don’t ever sit down and map out the intricate details of the story. I suppose I am what most people consider a pantser. I just sit down and write.

TRC: Are you a plotter or a panster (write by the ‘seat of your pants’)?

Michelle: Ha ha. I am a Pantser. All the way. I only plot out the main story arc. The overall problem in the story is the only thing I know going in. The small issues that come my character’s way are never planned out. The twists and turns, the betrayals, the big reveals are often unexpected. Even to me!

TRC: The mark of a good writer is to pull the reader into the storyline so that they experience the emotions along with the characters. What do you believe a writer must do to make this happen? Where do you believe writers fail in this endeavor?

Michelle: For myself, I feel the emotions of my characters. I experience their highs and lows right along with them. I think that being an emotional person myself really helps me with this. I want the readers to be able to experience the genuine emotions of my characters. Whether it be triumph or failure. I try to never overwrite emotions or overplay them. I want them to be as realistic as possible.

I don’t want to speak for other writers failing in the endeavor, rather I will say that emotions are more genuine when they are relatable. If it is a reaction that a normal person would have, it is easier to understand.

TRC: Do you direct the characters or do the characters direct the storyline as you write?

Michelle: Oh, the characters totally direct the storyline. I am just their mouthpiece. There are things happening in the story that I never would have put them through. I have said numerous times that I feel like I am possessed by Izzy when I start writing her story. My characters have things to say and aren’t shy about it.

TRC: If you could select one reality TV show to be a contestant, which show would your chose and why?

Michelle: Face Off. I would go home on the first day, but I think that show is just amazing. The amount of talent and creativity bottled up in each one of those contestants is unreal.

TRC: On what are you currently working?

Michelle: I am editing See How She Fights right now before shipping it off to my editor. Then I will start on See How She Falls.

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

Michelle: Hmmm, just that I love interacting with my readers. Getting messages from people telling me how much they enjoyed my book means the world to me. I love being able to chat with people and find out what they liked or didn’t like about my book.


Favorite Food

Favorite Dessert

Favorite TV Show
Doctor Who

Last Movie you saw
City of Bones

Dark or Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate

Favorite Flower

Last Vacation Destination
Olympic Peninsula

Secret Celebrity Crush
Brian Williams the news anchor

Pet Peeve
Bullying. I will never understand why people want to hurt others. I would rather spend my life building other people up. I hope that the footprint I leave on this world is a positive one.

TRC: Thank you Michelle for taking the time to answer our questions. We wish you all the best.

Michelle: Thank you so much for having me! I really appreciate it.


See How She Runs
The Chronicles of Izzy #1
by Michelle Graves
Release Date: July 2013

See How She Runs

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One delivery changed her whole life.

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs.


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See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy #1) by Michelle Graves-a review

SEE HOW SHE RUNS (The Chronicles of Izzy #1) by. Michelle Graves-a review

See How She Runs

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date. July 17, 2013

One delivery changed her whole life.

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs.


REVIEW: SEE HOW SHE RUNS is the first storyline in Michelle Graves’s-The Chronicles of Izzy-Urban Fantasy/paranormal series. The series focuses on twenty-five year old Izzy-a Seer-who has recently discovered that she is special. With the members of the Corporation tracking all of her movements, it will take an impassioned Guardian named Kennan to pull Izzy from the edge of oblivion as she struggles with realistic dreams, nightmares and the evil that threatens to destroy them all. Izzy is one of the most powerful Seers and the Corporation have plans to use Izzy for their own gain.

Kennan is a Izzy’s Guardian. There is only one Seer for each Guardian and Izzy is Kennan’s. But Kennan’s feelings for Izzy go beyond Guardian and Seer, and he has known all of Izzy’s life that there would be no one else in his heart. But it may take some convincing to prove that his intentions are honorable towards Izzy especially when he has been hiding the truth about her parents, her powers and his real identity.

The relationship between Kennan and Izzy began at Izzy’s birth but circumstances required that Kennan keep his distance. But as Izzy approached her twenty fifth birthday, Kennan was pulled towards Izzy and his ultimate destination. What begins as a friendship, soon becomes Guardian and protector and eventually soul-mates and love. The building of their relationship spans most of the storyline and culminates in the final chapters of the novel.

We are introduced to Ian-a fellow Guardian- and someone with questionable fashion sense but someone who is willing to die to protect Izzy as well. And Ian may have found his Seer-the one who will ‘belong’ to him.

Much of the storyline premise is revealed through dream sequences, flashbacks, recalled memories and nightmares. As a Seer, Izzy is able to see the future but she is also able to see the past-and it is her dreams that the most revealing information will be told.

Michelle Graves pulls the reader into a fascinating world of Seers and Guardians; dream walkers and nightmares; betrayal and revenge. The love between a Guardian and his charge develops through their intimate physical and psychic connection, but may also be present before the Seer is born. And in this, Kennan has waited over one thousand years and waiting another twenty five years will bring the Seer to her Guardian but not necessarily a HEA-but a happy for now because something wicked this way comes. Evil does not give up control-even your dreams are no longer safe from attack.

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Reviewed by Sandy


Marie Hall’s Triple Book Blast and Giveaway

Marie Hall’s Triple Book Blast and Giveaway



Right NowRight Now
Moments #2
by Marie Hall

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 15, 2013

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Sometimes in life….

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life… but I’m stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I’m seeing a shrink, I’m trying to get better… but my life feels out of control, like I’m a raft adrift on the sea. I don’t know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?

…all we have…

When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I’ll do anything to make that man mine. There’s an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there’s also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything’s okay, but I see the truth… I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.

Is Right Now


Crimson NightCrimson Night
Nights #1
by Marie Hall

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 5, 2013 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO

Welcome to Carnivale Diabolique ― or what I affectionately like to call the circus of the damned.

My name is Pandora, and though my face might not seem familiar to you, you do know me. I’m a Nephilim. What does that mean? I’m half demon, what’s my other name? Lust. I’m the dark craving that drives you mad, makes you want, makes you reckless and stupid. I’m the drug you’ll do anything to get your hands on. But I’m not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. I love my job, killing vampires and werewolves, zombies, and freaks… it’s what makes me happy.

But people are starting to disappear and lately I’ve felt a dark presence lurking around me. I think it might be a death priest, that’s not good. There isn’t much a demon like me fears, but I fear them. This should have been easy, me killing the fanged freaks, getting rid of my pesky priest problem, but I’m about to be betrayed by the one person I thought I could trust with my life and before the night is through I’ll be covered in crimson..


Death's LoverDeath’s Lover
Eternal Lover’s #1
by Marie Hall

About the Book: Release Date September 2013 / / Barnes and Noble / KOBO

Eve Philips thought she could never love again. After her husband died in a hit-and-run accident, Eve poured her heart into her potions shop, Witch’s Brew, and hasn’t given any man a second glance—until Cian. As soon as she locks eyes with him, Eve knows she’ll never be the same. Gorgeous and mysterious, he incites a passion in her that she’s never felt before. And it’s almost otherworldly . . .

Cian knows Eve is special the minute they lay eyes on each other. He’s a supernatural being with a dangerous duty, and being seen is not part of the job description. But when he meets the kind, beautiful Eve, all the rules go out the window. Now that his superiors have gotten wind of it, he has a wicked enemy on his tail. Yet all he cares about is Eve: loving her, protecting her—and finding the right time to tell her his dark and terrible secret, a secret that threatens both of their lives . . .




Marie Hall has always had a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm… Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones.

On top of that she’s a confirmed foodie, she nearly went to culinary school and then figured out she could save a ton of money if she just watched food shows religiously! She’s a self-proclaimed master chef, certified deep sea dolphin trainer, finder of leprechaun’s gold at the end of the rainbow, and rumor has it she keeps the Troll King locked away in her basement. All of which is untrue, however, she does have an incredibly active imagination and loves to share her crazy thoughts with the world!

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