Moonstone Prophecy (Sirens and Scales Anthology) by Carly Fall -a review

MOONSTONE PROPHECY (Sirens and Scales Anthology) by Carly Fall-a review

Moonstone Prophecy

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 2, 2018

When an astrological event opens up the seams of the universe, paranormal entities swarm the town of Saint’s Grove, some for noble reasons, others with evil intent.

In the sleepy town of Saints Grove, Virginia, Eric never expected to find anything but a good sandwich, friendly people, and a little rest and relaxation while trying to put his life back together.

When the seams of the universe open and Eric is attacked by a demon, Tirvu promptly saves him. He immediately recognizes her as the same woman who has been torturing him in his dreams by showing him images of death and destruction while begging him to follow her.

Tirvu is a dragon-shifter from another realm. The disappearance of a religious symbol from her world, the Moonstone, has caused a long war among her people. She’s taken it upon herself to recover it and return it, which will end the hundreds of years of fighting. However, she can’t do it without Eric’s help.

When he agrees to assist her in finding the relic, their search propels them into a world of vampires, werewolves and demons.

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REVIEW: MOONSTONE PROPHECY by Carly Fall is part of the multi-authored SIRENS AND SCALES paranormal/fantasy anthology. This is computer programmer Eric, and dragon shifter Tirvu’s story line. MOONSTONE PROPHECY is loosely connected to, and follows the same time line as the October 2016 Saint’s Grove anthology. Some of the characters from the original anthology crossover for cohesion and familiarity.

NOTE: There are 26 paranormal/fantasy story lines included with the Sirens and Scales anthology. My review covers MOONSTONE PROPHECY only.

In the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, wherein the alignment of the planets opened a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings, the small Virginia town of Saint’s Grove will be host to an epic battle of good versus evil.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Tirvu and Eric), using present day and memories from the past MOONSTONE PROPHECY follows Eric as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. For months Eric has suffered with debilitating nightmares that have left our hero a shell of his former self. Fired from his job, Eric is ‘drawn’ to Saint’s Grove, Virginia where he will meet his future (and his past) with the arrival of a woman who has starred in all of his dreams. Enter Tirvu, a female dragon shifter, who claims Eric is the man that she loves-a man who disappeared three hundred years earlier in his search for the coveted Moonstone –a religious symbol from the world of the dragons. What ensues is the rebuilding romance between Eric and Tirvu as they go in search of a relic Tirvu believes will unite the dark and light, and the potential fallout as our couple is targeted by more than one supernatural power. A paranormal story line where racism meets specieism in a world at war, the Moonstone Prophecy is said to unite what was once pulled apart.

Carly Fall blends the past with the present; the supernatural with the mundane; the paranormal with small-town America, as her hero fights to save a world he knows nothing about. Tirvu is one of many supernatural beasts whose arrival has been timed with the alignment of the planets as she goes in search of the man that she loves. The premise is a flight into the fantastic; the characters are colorful, diverse and brave; the romance is a second chance fated by the planets and the stars. MOONSTONE PROPHECY is a captivating look at a love that has stood the test of time.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Operation Underworld: Connor & Sami-Vol 1-3 by Carly Fall-a serial review

Operation Underworld: Connor & Sami-Vol. 1-3 by Carly Fall-a serial review

Operation Underworld Connor and Sami 2

A TOUCH OF BLOOD
(Operation Underworld: Connor and Sami) Book 1
by Carly Fall
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense

A Touch of Blood

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 3, 2017

He cheated death once. Can he do it again?

After surviving an explosion deep in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle, Marine Connor Dickson has been left with a supernatural ability—he can detect vampires living among the human population.

With this knowledge comes the realization that there are good and evil among the vampire nation. After witnessing a horrific death at the hands of a vampire, it becomes his own personal mission to police the rogue entities and stop them from harming humans.

He is recruited into Operation Underworld, an organization where their sole purpose is to hunt the criminal entities of paranormal species. His first assignment is to find out why humans are going missing from nightclubs in Los Angeles.

When he meets the beautiful Sami Karim, he discovers they are working on the same missing persons case. As his attraction to her grows, he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding many secrets, as well as lying to him.

A shocking twist of events reveals Sami’s true agenda, leaving Connor devastated, fearing for his own safety, and ultimately, forced to face his enemy on his own.

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REVIEW: A TOUCH OF BLOOD: Connor and Sami is the first book and contribution by Carly Fall in the dual-authored, contemporary, adult OPERATION UNDERWORLD paranormal, romance serial focusing on a secret organization whose members have special abilities to ferret out the supernatural powers. OPERATION UNDERWORLD is a spin off from Carly’s Supernatural Renegades series wherein a secret mission to Guatemala and the resulting explosion left the surviving members of a platoon of US Marines with supernatural powers. Former US Marine explosive specialist Connor Dickson survived only to discover he had the ability to see vampires.

Told from third person point of view (Connor Dickson) A TOUCH OF BLOOD reveals some of the background and premise of the organization known as Operation Underworld-a group of people with specialized abilities to detect those who are not quite human. Following the explosion in the Guatemalan jungle Connor Dickson’s recovery in a Las Vegas hospital found our hero with the uncanny ability to detect the mythical vampire. Enter former US Marine Joe Smith (Supernatural Renegades) who offers Connor a chance to join the organization known as Operation Underworld. What ensues is Connor’s first assignment to find out why humans have gone missing from the nightclubs in LA, and his introduction to Sami Karim, a woman also searching for clues into the missing humans but a woman whose lies and betrayal are not easily forgiven by our story line hero.

A TOUCH OF BLOOD: Connor and Sami is an exciting and intriguing introduction into Carly Fall’s contribution to the Operation Underworld multi-authored serial. The premise is edgy and thrilling; the characters are colorful, dynamic and energetic; the romance is fated and seductive. A TOUCH OF BLOOD is an intense and passionate look at two people thrown together by circumstance, death and the supernatural.

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A TOUCH OF LOVE
Operation Underworld: Connor and Sami book 2
by Carly Fall
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense

A Touch of Love

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 8, 2017

After witnessing the agonizing death of her mother, Sami Karim’s need to flee her empty family home becomes overwhelming. As a vampire without any special abilities, she feels lost and depressed, but when she’s invited into Operation Underworld, she readily accepts the offer in the hopes of finding a purpose for her life. To her dismay, her first mission requires her to be partnered with Connor Dickson, the man she deceived in order to further her own agenda.

Forced to work together to stop a vampire drug dealer whose product is killing humans, Sami and Connor agree to put their past behind them. However, his blood is a perfect match for her tastes, making it difficult to get over the feelings she has for him. Then, jealousy rears its ugly head when it appears he’s in a relationship with another member of the Operation Underworld team.

When she can no longer fight her true feelings for Connor, she tries to figure out how to regain his trust. But when someone from Sami’s past becomes a part of their case, her and Connor’s lives are in jeopardy and it will be up to her to save them both.

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REVIEW: A TOUCH OF LOVE Connor and Sami is the second book and contribution by Carly Fall in the dual-authored, contemporary, adult OPERATION UNDERWORLD paranormal, romance serial focusing on a secret organization whose members have special abilities to ferret out the supernatural powers. A TOUCH OF LOVE should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up two weeks after the events of A TOUCH OF BLOOD.

SOME BACKGROUND: OPERATION UNDERWORLD is a spin off from Carly’s Supernatural Renegades series wherein a secret mission to Guatemala and the resulting explosion left the surviving members of a platoon of US Marines with supernatural powers. Operation Underworld is a secret group of people with specialized abilities to detect those who are not quite human. Former US Marine explosive specialist Connor Dickson survived only to discover he had the ability to see vampires.

Told from third person point of view (Sami Karim) A TOUCH OF LOVE is the continuing story of vampire hunter and former US Marine Connor Dickson, and Operation Underworld new recruit Sami Karim- the woman who broke Connor’s heart through her lies and betrayal. Connor’s latest assignment finds the couple heading to Seattle where a new designer drug is destroying lives one bloody death at a time. When Sami recognizes someone from back home, the couple goes on alert only to discover they had been noticed by the vampire in charge. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Sami and Connor, and the couple’s struggle to stay one step ahead.

A TOUCH OF LOVE : Connor and Sami focuses on the second chance romance between our leading couple-a growing relationship that was destroyed by secrets and lies but a relationship that will be rekindled with the truth about love. The search for the people responsible for supplying the new designer drug leads back to the vampires Connor and Sami are hoping to take down but more powerful forces are working behind the scenes. The premise is intriguing; the romance is passionate; the characters continue to be colorful and dynamic.

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A TOUCH OF DEATH
OPERATION UNDERWORLD: Connor and Sami book 3
by Carly Fall
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense

A Touch of Death

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 15, 2017

Is blood thicker than love?

After ending the reign of a drug dealer in Seattle, Sami is certain she and Connor have stopped the vampire ring responsible for killing humans. He, however, isn’t so sure.

When Connor returns to Seattle to tie up the loose ends of their case, he finds himself a prisoner of the vampire, Selene Ambrogio. As he faces death, he can only think of his one regret: he never told Sami that he loved her.

Uncertainty becomes Sami’s companion when Connor doesn’t return to Operation Underworld headquarters days after his scheduled arrival. Through the help of Dedou, the voodoo Priestess, and Harper, the white-hat hacker, they trace him to the mountains in Washington State. Sami immediately travels across the country, determined to rescue him.

Her search will bring her face-to-face with the true mastermind behind the disappearances and deaths of humans, and a surprising twist of events leaves her devastated by her connection to Selene. Now, Sami and Connor must once again fight for their lives in order to find the future together they both desperately want.

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REVIEW: A TOUCH OF DEATH Connor and Sami is the third book and contribution by Carly Fall in the dual authored, contemporary, adult OPERATION UNDERWORLD paranormal, romance serial focusing on a secret organization whose members have special abilities to ferret out the supernatural powers. A TOUCH OF DEATH should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up immediately after the events of book two- A TOUCH OF LOVE.

SOME BACKGROUND: OPERATION UNDERWORLD is a spin off from Carly’s Supernatural Renegades series wherein a secret mission to Guatemala and the resulting explosion left the surviving members of a platoon of US Marines with supernatural powers. Operation Underworld is a secret group of people with specialized abilities to detect those who are not quite human. Former US Marine explosive specialist Connor Dickson survived only to discover he had the ability to see vampires.

NOTE: A TOUCH OF DEATH is a story line with scenes of graphic violence, mature themes, and questionable consent. A master vampire takes control of the mind, and the resulting scenarios are not within the person’s control.

Told from several third person points of view including Connor and Sami, A TOUCH OF DEATH follows Sami Karim as she searches for the man that she loves. Connor Dickson, former US Marine and vampire hunter has gone missing following a solo mission to finalize the details of a designer drug ring that destroyed too many lives. When news of her lover’s disappearance reaches Sami Karim, our heroine makes it her mission to track down the man that she loves only to come face to face with someone from her past. What ensues is Sami and Connor’s fight for freedom, and the destruction of a potentially life-threatening evil to humankind.

A TOUCH OF DEATH is a story with action, suspense, torture and blood. No one is safe when a master vampire decides it is time for vampires to take their rightful place in the food chain-coming out on top. OPERATION UNDERWORLD : Connor and Sami focuses on the search for the truth, betrayal and deep rooted family connections. Carly Fall blends drama and intrigue, the paranormal and mundane, tenacity and confidence into a story line that will challenge your senses. OPERATION UNDERWORLD: Connor and Sami will captivate your imagination.

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The Reading Cafe 5th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway with Carly Fall

The Reading Cafe 5th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway with Carly Fall

5th Anniversary today's prize package

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Carly Fall is graciously offering  2 prize packages for today’s giveaway

1. The first 4 ebooks in her Supernatural Renegades paranormal, romantic suspense series (international entries)

2. A paper/print copy of Her Forbidden Knight and related swag. (US only)

ONE (1) commenter will receive the ebook prize package and ONE (1) commenter will receive the print copy of Her Forbidden Knight from Carly Fall

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Her Forbidden Knight

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Attempted Assassination (Supernatural Renegades #7) by Carly Fall-a review

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ( Supernatural Renegades # 7) by Carly Fall-a review

Attempted Assassination

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 15, 2017

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Jordan Callahan is determined to eradicate all who pose a threat to Group Nine, the government faction he serves. His next mission takes him to the state of Washington where he has been assigned to kill the elusive Joe Smith, one of the greatest menaces to Group Nine.

A year ago, an explosion killed Ava Callahan’s husband and his Marine unit – or so she thought. When Joe Smith appears at her doorstep with proof that Jordan and most members of his unit survived, she’s left wondering why he never returned home. When Joe explains the reason, she readily agrees to accompany him to Washington. With the help of the rest of Jordan’s unit—Brody, Lucas, Garrett, Zachary and Ruben—Ava hopes to reclaim the life she and Jordan once shared and rekindle the love she thought she’d lost forever.

A series of shocking events lead to Jordan being apprehended, but he has no recollection of his past, including his life with Ava. By using the less than conventional means of recovering his memories, they discover the truth behind what really happened to Jordan, as well as the suppressed supernatural ability he was left with after the explosion.

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REVIEW: ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION is the seventh (and final?) installment in Carly Fall’s contemporary, adult SUPERNATURAL RENEGADES paranormal, romantic suspense series focusing on a team of former marines whose last secret mission to Guatemala left each member of the platoon with a supernatural power. This is former marine and assassin Jordan Callahan, and Ava Callahan’s story line. ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: Joe Smith is the ‘mystery man’ who is attempting to locate all of the former Marines who were exposed to the covert experiment in Guatemala, in the hopes of taking down the government’s secret Group Nine. Group Nine has been on a search and destroy mission to locate all of the former Marines affected by the experiment, and in doing so, has placed every man in Joe’s sights. Joe will make each former Marine an offer he shouldn’t refuse.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Jordan and Ava) using present day, and memories from the past ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION focuses on the search for former marine Jordan Callahan, presumed killed in the Guatemalan jungle following an explosion that all but the destroyed the lives of the men with whom he served. For close to one year Ava Callahan has mourned the loss of her husband without being able to reconcile his death, and the death of his entire unit. Fast forward to present day wherein Joe Smith, a former Marine whose own life was destroyed by covert government experiments, uncovers the whereabouts of Jordan Callahan, and the truth behind the Marine’s sudden appearance. What ensues is the search and recovery of a man whose mind was destroyed and his memories erased to create the ultimate killing machine.

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION is a story of second chances; of loss and recovery; of betrayal and vindication. Most of the previous story line characters play secondary and supporting roles. Connor Dickson, a fellow Marine whom we have not met, will get a spin off series in Operation Underworld -following the explosion in Guatemala Connor developed the ability to detect vampires living amongst the human population.

Carly Fall’s ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION is an engaging, inspiring and imaginative story line. The premise is energetic; the characters are dynamic; the romance is a second chance at love and life.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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The Six Saviors Christmas Novella by Carly Fall-a review

THE SIX SAVIORS CHRISTMAS NOVELLA by Carly Fall-a review

The Six Saviors Christmas Novella

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 25, 2016

**This book is to be read after Roman, book 11 of the series**
As Christmas approaches, there are three couples in the silo who are at odds with each other:

Hudson and Beverly
Blake and Sophia
Noah and Abby

Hudson and Beverly:
When Hudson discovers a troubling secret, Beverly decides she needs some space.
Will he be able to make things right with Beverly, and take care of his responsibilities?

Blake and Sophia:
As Sophia reveals troubling news, Blake’s past comes back to haunt him and causes a huge rift between him and Sophia.
Can Blake let go of his past, look to the future, and mend his relationship with Sophia?

Noah and Abby:
As new parents of a baby who doesn’t sleep more than a couple of hours at a time, Noah and Abby are having difficulties finding quality time to spend together, and they must find a way to close the huge gap that has developed between them.

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REVIEW: THE SIX SAVIORS CHRISTMAS NOVELLA by Carly Fall focuses on three couples we have previously met throughout the SIX SAVIORS sic-fi, paranormal, romance series. All three couples are struggling in their current relationships; all of the short stories take place a few days prior to Christmas, and all run parallel to the events in one another.

Some Series Background: 6 saviors warriors from planet SR44: Rayner, Hudson, Noah, Cohen, Jovan & Talin were sent to earth over 220 years ago to stop and eradicate the 12 murderers who escaped from one of the moon colonies of planet SR44. The Colonists, as they were soon called, made their way to Earth, took the human body form, mated with the females and populated the earth with Colonist DNA. The savior warriors are part of the elite military from planet SR44, commissioned to remove the Colonists from Earth, but as the Colonists continued to breed, so too did their offspring and the number of inhabitants on earth with Colonist DNA is unknown. The Six Saviors have been unsuccessful in their attempts to locate all of the original Colonists and anyone with Colonist DNA.

HUDSON and BEVERLY: Hudson arrived on Earth over two hundred years earlier, and his days as a single, male have caught up with our hero when an indiscretion from his past resurfaces not once but twice. Hudson’s mate Beverly struggles with her husband’s surprising news, and takes some time alone to focus on their future.

BLAKE and SOPHIA: Blake is a descendent of the Colonists; a member of the Savior warriors, and a man determined never to make good on his DNA heritage- a heritage rife with anger, murderous rage, and the need to destroy everything good. But Blake’s mate has news that throws our hero into a tailspin where his rage filled and painful words not only hurt the woman that he loves but forces Sophia to walk away. Like Beverly, Sophia walks away from the man that she loves hoping he will come to understand the source of his anger, and refocus his pain in another direction.

NOAH and ABBY: Noah and Abby are new parents, and like many young infants the baby rarely sleeps which has begun to affect Noah and Abby’s personal relationship. An offer from one of the couple’s has Noah and Abby taking time for themselves, getting the much need rest and relaxation sorely missing from most new parent’s lives.

THE SIX SAVIORS CHRISTMAS Novella covers approximately five days in the life of three couples whose relationships have fallen onto hard times. All of the short stories run parallel to, and overlap some of the same events such that the reader does not feel pulled in too many direction. The premises are heartbreaking yet sweet; the romances are fated and reconciled; the characters are familiar as they struggle with life’s surprise and reveals. THE SIX SAVIORS CHRISTMAS novella is a welcome addition, and a quick peak into the lives of the Warrior Saviors.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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When Abby and Noah meet, there is an explosive attraction between them that neither can deny…

As a shy, awkward, social misfit, Abby has gone her whole life feeling as though she’s different from everyone else and she simply doesn’t fit in well with society as a whole. She longs to feel a real connection with someone, and she finally does when she meets Noah.

Unbeknownst to Abby, Noah is from another world and his sole purpose is to hunt down the evil of his people that was unleashed on Earth hundreds of years ago. He’s certain he isn’t going to be able to return to his home, and anger and the need for revenge are his constant companions. His focus has been eradicating the evil and making them pay for taking his life on his world away from him.

Noah tries desperately to fight his attraction to Abby so he can keep his focus on his mission. But when Abby gets dragged into the evil and mayhem from Noah’s world, he realizes that maybe with Abby he can find a home here on Earth…if he can save her in time.

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Saint’s Grove Series-a review

Saint’s Grove Series-a review

Saint's Grove Series 1-12

The Saint’s Grove series is a twelve book, multi-authored paranormal, fantasy, time travel anthology focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. Three hundred years earlier, a similar phenomenon resulted in a deadlier battle wherein a number of the supernatural beings remained behind and took up residence in and around Saint’s Grove, Virginia. These are some of their stories when the past returns to the future. I had the opportunity to read seven of the installments and will give a brief overview and my thoughts about each story line. 

THOUGHTS: The SAINT’S GROVE multi-authored series is an enchanting mix of twelve, interconnected, paranormal romances that takes place during the alignment of the planets and a lunar eclipse one week prior to Halloween. Very few of the characters question the existence of the magical portal, otherworlds, time travel or supernatural beings, which made for a rapid introduction to each of the story line’s premise. All of the romances are more or less immediate attractions and insta-love while a few are time travel/ second chances at a happily ever after; the level of intimacy and romance varies with each story line ranging from no sexual contact to provocative and erotic.

A few of the stories require another round of editing to eliminate some errors in grammar and spelling, as well as some blatant issues with points of view. Most of the characters are well-developed; their background history and connections to Saint’s Grove, Virginia is clear and concise.

Take a chance with Saint’s Grove and the supernatural beings that inhabit ‘our’ planet.

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Hearts AligningHEARTS ALIGNING
Saint’s Grove
by Miranda Hardy

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About the book: Release Date October 3, 2016

With madness comes truth…with truth comes sorrow.

Ellie Whitaker thought she had a clear path ahead of her… she would sell her bar, return to school, and enjoy a change of scenery, but one peculiar event in the night sky is about to change everything, not only for her but for everyone in Saint’s Grove.

Bryan Nichols has always struggled with his curse. Life as a werewolf is anything but easy, but when you have an overbearing father, life can be even more difficult. After his return from college, Bryan distances himself from the pack and finds solace in an unlikely place with a woman who has no idea how smitten he is with her.

When the most spectacular lunar eclipse shrouds the alignment of six planets, portals open to varying dimensions, unleashing creatures from other realms. Soon, chaos erupts, bringing death and destruction with it. Along with those horrifying events comes significant changes to Ellie’s body, revealing that she’s not entirely human. She has no idea who she is nor where she belongs, and she only has seven days to find answers that may undoubtedly change her future. The choices that present themselves will not be as easy as she first thought. She will need to decide between the man who saved her and the world that would worship her.

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REVIEW: HEARTS ALIGNING by Miranda Hardy is part of the multi-authored paranormal/fantasy/time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is bar owner Ellie Whitaker, and werewolf shifter Bryan Nichols’s story line. All books in the Saints Grove series can be read as stand alone stories without any difficulty. It is not necessary to read the series in order. The number assigned to each installment is simply the order in which they were released. HEARTS ALIGNING is a bit of a departure from some of the other installments as there is no time travel involved in the story line premise.

Told from first person point of view (Ellie) HEARTS ALIGNING focuses on the search for the truth. When the lunar eclipse portal opened in Saint’s Grove Virginia a number of strange things begin to happen to our story line heroine along with the discovery of several journals revealing a little bit about her background story. Enter Bryan Nichols- a quiet, reserved, and reluctant heir to the local werewolf pack, and the man who will save our story line heroine when the past comes looking for revenge. Ellie will learn that, she too, is not quite human, and with it the truth about her parent’s death, and the identity of the strange old woman who lives in the hills.

HEARTS ALIGNING reveals some of the lore and history surrounding the paranormal presence in Saint’s Grove Virginia, and its connections to the last lunar phenomena, three hundred years earlier, that created the rift between Earth and the Otherworld. Miranda Hardy introduces the local pack of werewolf shifters, and their connections to the mythology and stories in and around the small town where most of the residents have some supernatural ability. The premise is entertaining; the characters are a mix of good and evil; the romance is a little underwhelming-I didn’t feel the connection between our leading couple.

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Her Forbidden KnightHER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT
Saint’s Grove
by Carly Fall

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RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2016

Centuries ago, she was a princess and he a knight. Their forbidden love was torn apart by circumstances of the times, and her brutal death…

Arabella “Bella” Franklin has a nice, stable life in Saint’s Grove, Virginia. With no recollection of her previous existence as a princess, the newly-reincarnated young woman is living the dream—a successful bakery owner with some semblance of a social life. However, boredom and loneliness continue to be her constant companions.

Those feelings quickly disappear when the townspeople gather to witness a once-in-a-lifetime, major astrological event. Unbeknownst to them, the occurrence opens the seams of the universe, allowing any and all paranormal entities to descend onto the quiet town, transforming it into a place of mayhem and danger.

When Bella is attacked by a vicious demon, Jayden, an Angel of Death, comes to her rescue. Unlike Bella, he remembers everything about their past lives, and is delighted knowing that their reunion will give him an opportunity to possibly rekindle their passion, as well as regain his life as a human. But becoming human again comes with three caveats. He must convince Bella of the love they shared so many centuries ago, she must kill a demon – her murderer from her previous life – and she has to want Jayden to stay.

With only seven days to meet those demands, memories of her past life begin to surface. With them, comes the knowledge that if she can’t kill the demon before the seal closes, she—and possibly Jayden—may be forced to spend eternity in Hell.

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REVIEW: HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT by Carly Fall is part of the multi-authored SAINTS GROVE paranormal, time travel series focusing on the town of Saints Grove, Virginia. This is bakery shop owner Arabella ‘Bella’ Franklin, and Jayden-an Angel of Death who has returned to Earth to save the woman he has loved for hundreds of years.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Bella and Jayden) HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT is a second chance story line. Centuries earlier, in the 1400s, Sir Jayden fell in love with Princess Arabella Wissant of House Garin but the man to whom she was forced to marry destroyed any hopes of a happily ever after. Battered, raped and abused, Arabella would die at the hands of Ulric Bayton, Prince of Praegan but not before proclaiming her undying love for Sir Jayden. Fast forward to present day and the now Angel of Death Jayden is given a second chance to save the woman he loves from the same demonic evil that took her centuries earlier. Earth, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury are about to align perfectly setting off a total lunar eclipse that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. The man who destroyed Arabella’s life will come back hoping to destroy her life again and again.

HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT is a story line that jumps between the past and present where the reader returns to the past to witness the growing but forbidden love between a knight and the princess he loves. Present day Arabella’s memories slowly resurface about a time long ago to discover her love for the Angel of Death has never diminished. The premise is enchanting; the characters are colorful and spirited; the romance is captivating and seductive. There is plenty of sexual tension between our leading couple knowing that to act on their feelings is forbidden (in the past), and that a present day love affair is hindered by the return of the ultimate evil. HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT is a sexy, second chance romance with dynamics characters and an energetic flow.

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Crossing TimeCROSSING TIME
Saint’s Grove
by M.H. Soars

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 9, 2016

A love story that defies the barriers of time

When a cosmic event opens the seals to the universe’s spiritual planes, the town of Saint’s Grove will be in for a Halloween they will never forget. Supernatural creatures — good and bad — will take over the quaint little town, creating havoc and destruction. But the event will also bring together two people from very different worlds. Two people who would never have fallen in love otherwise…

Madison Frost never believed in fairy tales or happily-ever-afters. She didn’t have time to daydream about a knight in shining armor when she was desperately trying to keep her business from going under. When her town gets invaded by supernatural creatures, she saves a mysterious man who manages to breach the barriers of her steely heart. There’s only one problem, she believes he can never be hers for loyalty is calling him back home, back to the 19th century.

Albert Saint is a man filled with regret and anger. Forced to return to Saint’s Grove — a place he hates — he tries to forget his inner turmoil with alcohol and illegal fights. Everything changes on the evening someone tries to murder him. Albert narrowly escapes death and travels through time, crossing paths with a beautiful brunette who saves him. He can’t explain the powerful connection he feels toward Madison, an emotion that will make him question everything he ever believed to be true.

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REVIEW: CROSSING TIME by M.H. Soars is part of the multi-authored SAINTS GROVE paranormal, time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is coffee shop owner Madison Frost, and Albert Saint’s story line.

CROSSING TIME is a story of discovery where witches, warlocks and guardians enter into a centuries old battle to possess a rare amulet with extraordinary powers. Albert and Madison will fall in love; Madison’s best friend Cher will discover some powers of her own; and a supernatural Guardian will endeavor to protect everyone concerned.

The premise is entertaining with plenty of action and mystery; the characters are colorful; the romance is fated by time and circumstance.

I did have one issue as it pertained to a particular attack against out story line heroine wherein she is poisoned by a magical vine that for some reason had little to no affect on anyone else who touched the vine as well. Perhaps it was something that was overlooked but I would have thought that the poison would have had the same affect on everyone……*walks away thinking too hard*

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Across The UniverseACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Saint’s Grove
by Elise Marion

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 11, 2016

Anika Butler lives a quiet, unremarkable life. Without friends, family, or a love life to keep her occupied, she spends her spare time daydreaming over the painting of a man who was born in the 1800s.

When she joins the other residents of Saint’s Grove to witness a rare lunar eclipse and planetary alignment, the man from the painting appears in front of her claiming to have traveled through time, and she will discover that she is anything but ordinary. When he tells her of their past lives together as lovers, Anika knows that it must be impossible … yet strange dreams begin to feel like memories, until she can no longer deny that something within her recognizes him as her eternal soul mate.

Isaac Parker lost everything when his fiancé, Aurora Barton, was murdered right before his eyes. The witch who killed her also afflicted him with a curse: he can never die, making it impossible for him to be reincarnated. When the eclipse and planetary alignment occurs, allowing him to travel through time, he returns to Saint’s Grove seeking the Star Anthame, the ancient weapon that was used to curse him. With only seven days to locate the relic and break his curse, this is his only hope for finding Aurora again in his next life. He never imagines he will find her in Saint’s Grove where he last saw her, now reincarnated as Anika Butler.

However, a witch with a grudge will re-emerge into their lives, forcing them to fight for their futures, and for love. If the curse isn’t broken, they may lose their chance at happiness together … not just in this life, but in all the lives to come.

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REVIEW: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Elise Marion is part of the multi-authored SAINTS GROVE paranormal, time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is antique shop owner Anika Butler, and Isaac Parker’s story line.

NOTE: CROSSING TIME, RACING TIME, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and THE GHOST AND THE BELLE (Saint’s Grove) are also part of the multi-authored STAR ATHAME LEGEND series as well.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Isaac and Anika) using memories from the past covering several different time lines ACROSS THE UNIVERSE follows Isaac Parker as he ventures to present day Saint’s Grove, Virginia in search of the ‘star athame’. Approximately one hundred and thirty years earlier Isaac was cursed to live the life of an immortal never crossing paths with the woman he loved-a woman that time and fate have deemed his lover for all time. Arriving through the portal during the lunar eclipse, Isaac not only begins the search for the mystical dagger but for the woman that calls to his heart. What ensues is the rekindling of the love between two people torn apart by the jealously and betrayal of a spurned nineteenth century witch.

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is a story of second chances, reincarnation, fated lovers and magic. The premise is spirited but at times got lost between the back and forth of several time lines, and the various incarnation of the leading couple. The characters are magical; the romance is provocative and intense-the $ex scenes are intimate without the over the top erotic imagery. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is a sexy and energetic addition to the Saint’s Grove anthology.

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The Ghost and the BelleTHE GHOST AND THE BELLE
Saint’s Grove
by Rose Shababy

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date: October 13, 2016

Always a loner, Irene Bell prefers to spend her days tending her little bookstore in the sleepy little Virginia town of Saint’s Grove. After all, she tells herself, what other company does a girl need when she has her books?

But when a much anticipated lunar eclipse and planetary alignment bring a meteor that tears a rift between realities, the entire town is thrown into chaos as mythology becomes reality.

A reality that includes a drop-dead gorgeous ghost named Benjamin Churchill, who appears naked and unconscious, smack dab in the middle of her store.

A chance meeting with a witch reveals he’s been cursed, his body and soul bound to his former office, now Irene’s bookstore. The only way to break the curse is to assemble the long-lost pieces of a mystical artifact known as the Star Anthame, a knife created by magic and cursed by the darkest witch Saint’s Grove has ever known. No one knows where the pieces lay, and worse, they aren’t the only ones looking for it.

Racing against a ticking clock, both Irene and Benjamin must fight the irresistible attraction between them.

Breaking the curse means Benjamin can finally cross over. Failing means he’ll be stuck between worlds for another thousand years. And no matter how hard they look, they can’t seem to find a way for him to stay.
What’s a girl to do when the man she loves is a ghost?

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REVIEW: THE GHOST AND THE BELLE by Rose Shababy is part of the multi-authored SAINT’S GROVE paranormal/fantasy/time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is book store owner Irene Bell, and Benjamin Churchill’s story line.

NOTE: CROSSING TIME, RACING TIME, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and THE GHOST AND THE BELLE (Saint’s Grove) are also part of the multi-authored STAR ATHAME LEGEND series as well. The Ghost and the Belle wraps up the Star Athame Legend premise.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Irene and Benjamin) THE GHOST AND THE BELLE is a story of time travel and ghosts where our hero Benjamin Churchill becomes trapped in present day Saint’s Grove Virginia-a shadow of his former self. With the lunar eclipse and the planets aligned, Benjamin’s ghost is hurdle one hundred and fifty years into the future, present day Saint’s Grove Virginia, where he will fall in love with bookstore owner Irene Bell. As the couple search for a way to send Benjamin back to his time, they will discover that not everything was as it appeared to be one hundred and fifty years earlier- a murder, a fiancé, and a betrayal of the heart will send Benjamin to an early grave.

THE GHOST AND THE BELLE is the fourth and final book focusing on the mystical Star Athame dagger that had cursed four of our story line heroes. The premise is imaginative and revealing as it brings this particular arc of the series to its’ conclusion. The relationship between Benjamin and Irene is one of mutual attraction but because of the hero’s ‘old fashioned’ values, I did not feel the immediate pull of want and need.

I did have a few issues with the editing/writing as it pertained to the switch between first and third person perspective in one particular chapter of the story. The back and forth between first and third person for our story line heroine was obvious and disconcerting, and the error should have been caught by the editor or proofreader. There were also a number of repetitive phrases and series of words in successive paragraphs that should have been modified so that the duplication wasn’t such a distraction; and some issues of grammar and spelling (e.g. to vs too) were also overlooked. Hopefully another round of editing will correct the problems.

THE GHOST AND THE BELLE is another fated lovers story; a time travel tale of betrayal and retribution; ghosts and witches; magic and mayhem that brings together several of the series couples and characters who are all connected by the mystical dagger.

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All Dragon's EveALL DRAGON’S EVE
Saint’s Grove
by Casse Narome

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 15, 2016

Ana Benten spent her life dreaming of something bigger for herself. After high school graduation, she leaves Saint’s Grove in the hopes of finding what will make her truly happy. But even the best-laid plans are no guarantee. When her grandmother passes, Ana’s life comes full-circle. She’s forced to return home and accept what life has thrown at her. The last thing she ever imagined she’d have to accept, arrives in the form of a handsome stranger who barrels into the jewelry shop she inherited, just in time to save her.

Ka-Riu knows what it’s like to have your life turned upside down in the blink of an eye. On what was supposed to be an ordinary day, spent soaring through the skies with his siblings, Ka-Riu and his people find themselves trapped in a curse – in another dimension, in human form. The only way to reverse the curse and gain his life back is to find the stones and the Bentaizen Goddesses who can assist his people. He is on a mission to not let his family down.

Strangely drawn to this mysterious man, Ana volunteers to help the legendary Ka-Riu. Could saving the dragons be the key to finally realizing where she belongs and set her on her true path? With the clock ticking and destiny impatiently waiting, their joining of forces has the potential to change countless lives, especially their own. Will the new path they set lead to Ana finally embracing her true destiny and living the life she fought so hard to attain with the dragon that has undeniably fallen for her?

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REVIEW: ALL DRAGON’S EVE is part of the multi-authored SAINT’S GROVE paranormal/fantasy, time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the aftermath of a total lunar eclipse, and the alignment of the planets, that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is jewelry store owner Ana Benten, and dragon shifter Ka-Riu’s story line.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Ana and Ka-Riu) ALL DRAGON’S EVE follows Ka-Riu as he and his family pass through the lunar eclipse portal to Saint’s Grove, Virginia in the hopes of locating the Clan Stones. For three hundred years the dragons of Inventurea Prism have been cursed; their dragons dormant, and to release their dragons Ka-Riu returns to Saint’s Grove in search of the mystical Hearth Stone aka Clan Stones that are said to carry the power of the dragon. Enter jeweler and ‘goddess’ Ana Benten-a woman unaware of her connections to the dragons but a connection that is triggered with the lunar eclipse.

ALL DRAGON’S EVE is an entertaining story line that is a bit of a departure from the other Saint’s Grove installments wherein the ‘dragons’ are able to travel back and forth through the portal throughout the story, and there is no interplay with any of the other happenings in Saint’s Grove. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including all of Ka-Riu’s extended family of siblings and dragons that make for some fun and humorous moments. We are introduced to Ana’s best friend Paola who finds herself a prisoner of a man hoping to keep Ana for himself.

Once again, I had a few issues with this story including some problems with cohesion, grammar and spelling; and an inordinate amount of, what I can only describe as, ‘filler’ that, at times, bogged down the flow of the story. The premise is lighthearted; the characters are affectionate and charming; the romance is a quick jump to happily ever after.

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Worlds ApartWORLDS APART
Saint’s Grove
by Amy Richie

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 17, 2016

“When I was seven, my father killed me. It was after they brought me back to life that the ghosts found me. They followed me to my world – to Saint’s Grove.”

Sammy Jo Edwards’ small town life has been anything but ordinary. She’s grown used to the strange occurrences that only seem to affect her. But, when a seemingly normal event lands her in extraordinary circumstances, Sammy Jo is hard-pressed to understand what has happened, let alone figure out how to get her old life back.
The last thing Soothsayer Ben expected when he “saw” Sammy Jo enter his world was to find himself drawn to her. Yet, when fate seems determined the two should meet, his growing attraction to her is quickly met with danger. The life Sammy Jo so desperately wants back is threatened.

With only seven days to find the portal back to her world, Sammy Jo and Ben embark on the most dangerous mission of their lives. If they succeed, Sammy Jo gets her life back. If they fail, there will be no future for anyone.

Can they really save the future? And what will become of their hearts if Ben and Sammy Jo are once again worlds apart?

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REVIEW: WORLDS APART by Amy Richie is part of the multi-authored SAINTS GROVE paranormal, time travel series focusing on the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia and the aftermath off a total lunar eclipse and the alignment of the planets that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil. This is soothsayer Ben Monroe, and Sammy Jo Edwards’s story line.

Told from first person point of view (Sammy Jo ) WORLDS APART is a paranormal, time travel romance that follows twenty year old Sammy Jo Edwards as she is hurdled forward in time following a lunar eclipse and the alignment of the planets that will open a portal to the otherworld releasing all mythical beings for an epic battle of Good versus Evil in the town of Saint’s Grove, Virginia.

WORLDS APART reads like a middle-grade / YA story line. The story line is uncomplicated and slow to build; the text and conversations are simple; the requisite evil is easily tamed but I never felt wholly engaged with the characters or what was happening in the world around them. It felt as though there were too many details missing, and the background information regarding the future time period is virtually non-existent. There are a few twists and turns at the end of the story line with the potential for a happily ever after-for now. Perhaps the author has plans for a future installment focusing on what happens with Sammy and Ben’s return to the past.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Roman (Six Saviors #11) by Carly Fall-a review

ROMAN (Six Saviors #11) by Carly Fall-a review

Roman

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 21, 2016

In pursuit of a missing piece of his life, Roman, a stranger to Earth, finds himself in Phoenix, where the nightlife greets him with a bevy of eager women and a deluge of trouble, the likes of which he’s never seen.

For FBI Profiler Olivia Waterhouse, her assigned serial killer case isn’t just a job – it’s personal. When her superiors discover her connection to the case, she’s reassigned to a new case – one shrouded in secrecy.

A chance encounter with handsome Roman leads to a night of unbridled passion, but a series of disturbing events ends with one of them held prisoner in a clandestine government facility.

When they meet again deep in the bowels of a secret military building, the damage has already been done. Betrayal and half-truths have caused a rift between them. As they fight to regain trust and forge an escape plan, an alarming secret unfolds – a secret that will forever change the lives of one of the original Six Saviors.

In order to save themselves, both will have to trust each other, and in the process, they find out that their lives are far more intertwined than either could have ever imagined.

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REVIEW: ROMAN is the eleventh installment in Carly Fall’s contemporary, adult SIX SAVIORS sci-fi romance series focusing on a species from the planet SR44. This is SR44ian Roman Johnson, and FBI profiler Olivia Waterhouse’s story line. ROMAN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and enjoyment. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary

BACKGROUND: There were 6 original Savior warriors from planet SR44. The warriors were sent to earth over 212 years ago to stop and eradicate the 12 murderers who escaped from one of the moon colonies of planet SR44. The Colonists, as they were soon called, made their way to Earth, took the human body form, mated with the females and populated the earth with Colonist DNA. The earthly descendants will either manifest good or bad qualities; the savior warriors are part of the elite military from planet SR44, commissioned to remove the Colonists from Earth including the descendants with bad DNA. The beings on planet SR44 are incorporeal bodies of mist and smoke, each bearing a different color, but in their corporeal bodies on Earth, their eyes will glow their familiar- planet SR44 color each evening. Their mission has yet to be completed; their planet has been destroyed; and a new group of SR44 men and women have arrived in search of the original six saviors.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Roman and Olivia) ROMAN focuses on the search and rescue of Roman Johnson. Two days earlier, our hero spent a glorious night with a woman, and woke to find himself a prisoner in a government holding facility where he is not the only SR44 to arrive- there are two more SR44 beings who look very familiar to our story line hero. Enter FBI Profiler Olivia Waterhouse, the woman with whom he spent the one-night stand, and the woman he believes has betrayed them all. As Olivia begins to wrap her head around the idea of aliens on Earth, Roman knows that he may not survive if the other SR44s are unable to help extricate them from the underground facility. What ensues is the building relationship between Olivia and Roman, and Olivia’s discovery that Roman and the others are targets of potential government experimentation.

ROMAN has a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters although not all of the previous couples are present or accounted for. There are currently three couples struggling in their relationships, and their ongoing issues will be addressed in a Six Saviors Christmas novella expected to be released in November 2016.

The SIX SAVIORS is one of my favorite sci-fi romance series. Carly Fall’s imaginative and creative world building is fascinating and impressive. ROMAN is a welcome addition with another SR44 male finding his mate. The premise is moving; the characters are passionate and seductive; the romance is captivating and intense.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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The Light Within MeNOTE: Book 1 in Carly Fall’s Six Saviors series THE LIGHT WITHIN ME (ebook format only) is currently FREE at most ebook retailers:
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When Abby and Noah meet, there is an explosive attraction between them that neither can deny…

As a shy, awkward, social misfit, Abby has gone her whole life feeling as though she’s different from everyone else and she simply doesn’t fit in well with society as a whole. She longs to feel a real connection with someone, and she finally does when she meets Noah.

Unbeknownst to Abby, Noah is from another world and his sole purpose is to hunt down the evil of his people that was unleashed on Earth hundreds of years ago. He’s certain he isn’t going to be able to return to his home, and anger and the need for revenge are his constant companions. His focus has been eradicating the evil and making them pay for taking his life on his world away from him.

Noah tries desperately to fight his attraction to Abby so he can keep his focus on his mission. But when Abby gets dragged into the evil and mayhem from Noah’s world, he realizes that maybe with Abby he can find a home here on Earth…if he can save her in time.

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Titus / Justice (Six Saviors #9 & #10) by Carly Fall-a review

TITUS / Justice (Six Saviors #9 & #10) by Carly Fall-a review

Titus

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 16, 2016

Titus, a former member of the Platoon, has been nursed back to health by those of Rescue One, and now lives with them and the Saviors. An SR44 male without his mate, he struggles every day to find the will to live.

Macy, an SR44ian Healer, has worked relentlessly to help Titus move on with his life, but has been met with rude behavior and ingratitude. He responds by continually driving her away, until one night she forces him realize that perhaps he does want to live.

To the surprise of them both, their unexpected friendship becomes something more, and the two become lovers. However, it is understood that Titus’ dead mate will always have his heart and their relationship can never move beyond friends with benefits.

When a series of events leaves Macy in the tortuous hands of a Colonist, Macy finds strength she never imagined she had. Titus realizes his true feelings for her, and just how desperately he needs her in his life … and he’ll stop at absolutely nothing to get her back.

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REVIEW: TITUS is the tenth installment in Carly Fall’s contemporary, adult SIX SAVIORS sci-fi/paranormal romance series. This is former member of the Platoon, and SR44ian Titus, and SR44ian healer Macy’s story line. TITUS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although for cohesion and backstory I recommend reading the series in order.

BACKGROUND: There were 6 original Savior warriors from planet SR44. The warriors were sent to earth over 212 years ago to stop and eradicate the 12 murderers who escaped from one of the moon colonies of planet SR44. The Colonists, as they were soon called, made their way to Earth, took the human body form, mated with the females and populated the earth with Colonist DNA. The earthly descendants will either manifest good or bad qualities; the savior warriors are part of the elite military from planet SR44, commissioned to remove the Colonists from Earth including the descendants with bad DNA. The beings on planet SR44 are incorporeal bodies of mist and smoke, each bearing a different color, but in their corporeal bodies on Earth, their eyes will glow their familiar- planet SR44 color each evening.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Titus and Macy) TITUS focuses on our hero’s recovery-both mentally and physically-after finding himself alone and dying in the desert following the murder of his mate by a SR44 Colonist. Titus is one of the original members of the Platoon-the remaining survivors of planet SR44 who went in search of the original Saviors. Rescued by one of his own ‘species’ Titus spends months in recovery wishing he had died along with his mate. Enter Macy-a SR44ian healer-who has fallen in love with the broken male but has come to the end of her patience when Titus continues to withdraw further into himself. Macy will point out he is not the only SR44ian to lose someone close, and that while the others struggle to stop the Colonists from their nightly rampage, Titus remains behind wallowing in his own hatred and pain.

The relationship between Macy and Titus is slow to build while Macy spends months ‘healing’ Titus through psychic power. Titus is a man so broken that he is incapable of feeling anything beyond the pain of losing his mate, and doesn’t realize that his salvation will come at the hands of the SR44ian healer. The $ex scenes are provocative and seductive without the over the top erotic imagery.

The world building continues to focus on the hunt for the Colonists who have ravaged a city believing itself to be a victim to a serial killer. The violence is more graphic than in previous installments, although we are witness to the aftermath in most of the cases.

I want to add that I did have a difficult time with Macy (near the end) as it pertained to her inability to stay strong in the face of what had happened, and what was meant to be. Her ‘lack of self-confidence’ threatened the lives of several members of the SR44 family, and with it came my disappointment for her as a strong, female character or heroine.

TITUS is an entertaining and emotional story line that focuses on love and loss; heartbreak and grief; looking forward and letting go. Most of the previous story line couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles; the Saviors prepare for the birth of a new member of their group.

Carly Fall’s incredible and passionate SIX SAVIORS is a series about hope-a hope for the future of a species who know that home is no longer a planet millions of miles away, but on a small planet called Earth.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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JusticeJUSTICE
Six Saviors #9
by Carly Fall
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi romance
Release Date: September 18, 2015

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Justice, head of SR44’s Rescue One, and his crew are enlisted by the Six Saviors to join the fight against the Colonist offspring that terrorize the city of Phoenix, leading to tension about leadership between Justice and the Saviors.

US Army Corporal Holly Lewis has dedicated her adult life to caring for her elder brother, who suffers from PTSD and severe depression. When she is framed for his violent murder, her world falls apart and she flees, causing her to unwittingly collide with Justice and the Saviors.

As Justice and Holly work together to find who killed her brother and prove her innocence, an unexpected attraction between them sparks and grows. However, Justice knows the relationship has been built on lies.

When the stress between Justice and the Saviors reaches critical levels, he knows he must share his secrets with Holly—it’s the moral thing to do. However, by doing so, he could put her or the Saviors in danger … and end up completely alone in his new world. Once Holly knows the truth, can their relationship survive the deceit?

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REVIEW: JUSTICE is the ninth full-length installment in Carly Fall’s contemporary adult Six Saviors sci-fi/paranormal romance series. This is SR44 Rescue One Leader Justice, and US Army Corporal Holly Lewis’s storyline. JUSTICE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but for cohesion, backstory and enjoyment I suggest reading the series in order.

Told from several third person points of view JUSTICE follows the Six Saviors as they endeavor to stay one step ahead of the Colonist’s murderous rampage sweeping the city of Phoenix Arizona. While on patrol, the Saviors will be introduced to more of their kind-the crew of SR44’s Rescue One-including their leader Justice, and another SR44ian whose previous history with the Saviors is nothing less than murderous and volatile.

Two years earlier, Justice and his crew had answered a ‘call’ from Earth requesting immediate retrieval as the Savior’s mission was complete, but upon arrival they were stunned to realize nothing was as it was supposed to be and the Savior’s were unaware of the request for help. Holding up in an abandoned bunker in the middle of the desert for two years, Justice and his crew had grown restless and were hoping to meet with the original Six Saviors. But a frequent visitor to the bunker-US Army Corporal Holly Lewis-would push the meeting a little closer when Holly uncovers the crew’s hiding place.

The relationship between Justice and Holly begins as acquaintances but soon escalates when Holly finds herself on the run, accused of her brother’s murder and seeks out Justice and the bunker as a place to hide. Enter the Six Saviors who will be tasked with uncovering the identity of the person responsible for Holly’s brother’s death as Justice believes the truth may focus on a Colonist descendant. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense; there is an expiry date on their developing relationship when the Saviors push Justice to walk away.

All of the previous storyline couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles-the ensemble cast of characters brings a sense of familiarity and cohesion to each additional story. The original Six Saviors have all mated and found love; their expanding families are making for some loud and fun times in the Silo. With the introduction of Justice’s Rescue One crew, there are more storylines on the horizon for the SR44ians. The world building continues to focus on the extermination of the original Colonists and the growing number of half-breeds (half human/half Colonist) with the volatile DNA although the Saviors’s continue to struggle in locating those responsible for the increasing number of attacks and murders. The SR44ians now call Earth their home but some new comers are having a difficult time with the realization that SR44 is no more.

The storyline premise is well structured; the tone and imagery sets the stage for another potential happily ever after although I fear for one of the new members at the Silo. Justice’s future role with the Saviors has yet to be revealed; he is no longer living in the Silo with the rest of his ‘family’. The characters are colorful and engaging, although we know very little about the two years in hiding for Justice and his crew. The conflict is two fold as the Saviors have some issues with Justice’s relationship with Holly, and Justice’s need to help Holly when her world begins to spin out of control.

JUSTICE is another welcome and entertaining addition to Carly Fall’s SIX SAVIORS sci-fi, paranormal romance series. Carly adds some background information with each of her storylines to jog the reader’s memory-I applaud every author who isn’t afraid to rehash some of the previous information. For those who have issues with science fiction, the Six Saviors series reads more like a paranormal romance than the 50s & 60s sci-fi storylines. The setting is contemporary Earth where our heroes find love within the human population.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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