by Suzanna Williams
Paige and Lee have never physically met but they know all of the trauma each of them has suffered because on some wavelength they have shared. Shockwaves is a short thriller that is excellently plotted. The characters are well written and pull the reader into the action. The editing quality is very high in this work and as a reader I expect this level of quality to continue with the series.
Though the book has innuendo the action is kept to the thriller violent kind making this potentially a thirteen and up option. I give this a five out of five.
The Wild Bone: The White Alpha of Monroe
by Julie Ramsey
Sally is shunned by both guys and girls in her town as she grows up. It’s not because of her looks or personality though she spends little to no time thinking about this even after her mother dies when Sally is eighteen. Her friends talk her into going to have fun at a bar called the Wild Bone leading to a terror filled night and a six year longing for something she doesn’t understand until she meets her mate.
A very well developed storyline and a moving amount of heat define this novella. It is short and good for about three hours of escape averaging on the BBC reading pace. Another editing pass is in order. I give this a four out of five.
by Josephine Ballowe and Rue Volley
Elizabeth is a New York city prostitute who views her profession as a service to society. She helps maintain the sanity of repressed husbands and the safety of other women by giving them an outlet, her. In this enticingly written novella Elizabeth transitions to the world she was destined toward from conception and it is a bumpy, racy ride.
Five out of five units of gratitude for this fun and short work.
by Natalie Gibson
Tara Kay Woods lives in a trailer near a dilapidated family house in Texas. She works as a waitress who probably has put me off eating at any country diners for a bit and ‘moon-lights’ as a stripper-lap dancer on the county line where all that is shady belongs in the eyes of the locals. The opening scene of the protagonist in a drug induced haze running naked into her beloved garden attempting to escape being friend gang banged is an indicator as to how the book flows.
The descriptive writing including the erotic scenes were well done. There are times when misused words occurred and the editing needs another pass. As this is the fourth book in the series I imagine it to be too late to roll back and stick a bar of soap in Tara Kay’s mouth to prevent her from sounding like Dexter’s sister.
I enjoyed the read and I will give it a three out of four arbitrary units.
The Dracula Chronicles: Bound by Blood-Volume 1
by Shane KP O’Neill
Vlad Dracula is a historical character and not much survived regarding his actual day to day existence because it appears he was surrounded by death all of his life until it claimed him. Excellent target for a historical paranormal thriller. This author did it justice. Weaving Dracula into the events of the time including the Borgias Papacy, accurate depictions of Renaissance Europe daily life and the discord that led to Martin Luther publishing his ninety-five theses the author spices it up with some very hot vamp-sex scenes.
The editing was well executed and I felt this was well worth the time to read. Five out of five units of your choosing are awarded.