C. D. Gorri
Hi! My name is C.D. Gorri. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Montclair State University. I am a book addict. Once I start a good book I must finish it before starting another.
I attended Catholic school from grades K-12 and am the youngest of six daughters born to Italian immigrant parents. I live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, children, and our dog, Dash.
My hobbies include crafting with my children, cooking, being a multi-sports mom, and anything on the Syfy channel.
It has always been my dream to be an author and I am proud to say I am currently writing a teen/YA paranormal fiction series. My first YA Paranormal series, the Grazi Kelly Novels are available online where ebooks are sold. They start with Wolf Moon, Hunter Moon, Rebel Moon, and end so far with Winter Moon.
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Winter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #4
by C. D. Gorri
It's St. Lucy's Day and the battle has begun! With her friends by her side, Maria Graziana Kelly has more than enough fire power to fight the Demon minions. But will she be able to reunite with her one true love? Will Grazi find out what it really means to be a Werewolf? Can she save her brother before it's too late? Find out in Winter Moon!
Rebel Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #3
by C. D. Gorri
Join teenage Werewolf and New Jersey native, Grazi Kelly, as she continues to battle evil in this third installment of her series. Will she get closer to solving the mystery of what happened to her parents? Will she find out what it means to truly be part of a Wolf Pack? Will she find true love? Find out in Rebel Moon.
Hunter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #2
by C. D. Gorri
Being a teenage girl is difficult. Being a teenage Werewolf is almost impossible. Grazi Kelly is a High School sophomore and a Werewolf. Join her in this second installment of the Grazi Kelly Novels as she learns more about who she is and what she has to do to avenge her parents, keep her friends safe, and save the world from demons and witches.
Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel
by C. D. Gorri
My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I'm a werewolf and it's my job to stop them.
Read on to find out how Grazi discovers secret truths about herself and family in this first installment!
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- Wanna Play?
on Feb. 09, 2015
Emotions run high in this shot erotica romance between best friends Finn and Bree. Bianca Dean keeps you reading with sensual word play and steamy scenes between the two teens. A simple board game changes everything when these two get together, they emotions they are dealing with surrounding their race, friendships, and even prom make the characters believable and authentic. This is a fast paced sexually charged read for those of you erotica lovers out there. Definitely worth a try!
- Dutchman's Curse
on March 17, 2015
Dutchman's Curse is an intergalactic pirate science-fiction fantasy of epic proportions! The author creates an entire galaxy filled with descriptive details of ships and planets spanning the ages, as well as, interesting characters be they aliens, seers, holographs, killers, clan leaders, ship captains, ancient sentient beings and mutinous crewmen. The fact that there are several POVs made it a little difficult to follow at times and I had to backtrack, but overall the story drew me in and I found it almost impossible to put down.
Unique and extremely imaginative, this story reminded me of some spacey Sci-fi shows of which I am a huge fan.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this genre and it is absolutely appropriate for YA readers.
- Fever Claim
on March 17, 2015
What a first book! Really I can't believe this is Marie Johnston's first novel! The flow is well done and the pace is just perfect.
The story of Jace and Cassie is full of intense longing, borderline erotica sex scenes, and tender passion that make this a truly memorable shifter romance novel.
Cassie is a professional psychologist and very good at reading people, except she's unexpectedly dumped by her rather boring fiance and hooks up with hot bartender Jace without knowing that he is a wolf shifter who fully intends her to be his mate. There is some hint to the mystery of her past that may prove to be a bit more exciting and maybe supernatural than she is aware of.
In this first book we are introduced to many characters, including the evil Sigma gang who appear to be led by a madwoman who may be a vampire and something darker. the Guardians are Sigma's natural enemies and are fellow shifters though Jace is not part of the team, being a former convict.
The novel ends just where you want it to and though it is a complete story it fully leaves you wanting more.
I recommend this to paranormal romance lovers, you will not be disappointed!
- Primal Claim
on March 18, 2015
I couldn't wait to get my hands on book two of this series and I was not disappointed! Dani and Mercury make for one hot couple in Primal Claim. With all of the intense passion of book one, throw in an unexpected experimental baby, a psychic connection, human understanding, and some serious action scenes, not to mention setting the background for what promises to be an awesome series of at least five books, and you get a hot paranormal romance novel! Reminiscent of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Guardians are tall, powerful, exceedingly sexy shifters who are tasked with defending and protecting their species against the Sigma and more importantly the evil Madame G who has dark plans of her own that go beyond Sigma's hate for shifters.
Finding their mates helps the Guardians get more in tune with their special abilities, for Mercury that means getting some control over his telekinesis and mindspeaking capabilities when he and Dani are together. Dani is a former Sigma agent who is aware of how wrong things are going there and wants to make a break for it. being forcefully impregnated by the sick Madame G with the sperm of a Guardian sends her into serious mama-bear mode and she busts out of their fortress only to run into her future mate, Mercury, a strong, quiet shifter who spent the first years of his life as a wolf and has to work very hard to communicate the way humans do.
Marie Johnston's storytelling capabilities are abundantly clear in this book. The pace and flow of her writing is superb and make this a quick, easy read filled with action, romance, danger, sex, and even a little humor. I really enjoyed this book and recommend this series to lovers of paranormal romance.
- The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor
on March 24, 2015
This is a short story/novella featuring Dolores Swartz, or Dumdie as she is called by most of the people who know her, especially her family. Dumdie is not your average teen, she has a secret, special ability. She can see ghosts! Her ability terrifies her and she spends most of her time trying to avoid the misty people or ghosts. In this book she learns about death, friendship and acceptance.
I think the author does a very good job bringing the reader into Dumdie's world. I was oftentimes concerned for her well-being and rooting for her to make it. It isn't easy being different and Dumdie's tale focuses a lot on her just wanting to be invisible to ghosts and people alike.
Her family is pretty awful and when her only friend in the world, her neighbor, dies it is probably one of the saddest things in the book. She is terrorized by the Kyle-thing and the book ends after one particularly brutal confrontation between them. Dumdie is saved by the newly departed Mr. Carson from the thing that had possessed Kyle. She then makes friends with a group of girls who may in fact be witches.
Overall this was a very good read and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal stories. I am excited to see what happens next!
- Dane Curse
on Aug. 26, 2015
Pleasantly surprised! What an awesome story! This is not my typical genre, but I have to say I really enjoyed reading this book! Dane Curse is not your typical private eye and the fictional world Matt Abraham has created is anything but your typical good guys/bad guys playground. The story is fast paced, action packed, and full of sayings and phrases that immediately envelop the reader into the plot.
Okay I admit when I started reading Dane had a Cagney voice over in my head, but seriously, it did not take away from the story at all! If anything it enhanced my enjoyment. I really liked the dynamic of the black capes vs the white capes in Gold Coast City which is the perfect backdrop for this world.
Abraham really knows how to write in this classic noir genre, but he brings something entirely new to it. I mean superheroes and supervillains! The closest thing I can think of to it is Dick Tracy or the Dresden Files! Seriously fan-girling here. :-)
Can I just say that I absolutely love Jane, Dane's car!
- Fantasy of Frost (The Tainted Accords, #1)
on Jan. 27, 2016
Olina is the heroine of the novel and I found myself really moved by her journey. By the end of the book I was rooting for her all the way. It is not everyone who can create a female heroine with so much complexity. I was fascinated by the way she was programmed from her early childhood to hide her face with a veil under threat of severe punishment to her and those she loves. Kedrick is her first love, with all the innocence and freshness that make him so special. He gives her some much needed confidence and teaches her that she has a lot of inner strength. When tragedy strikes and Olina is taken from her world to Glacium we come across characters who are both lively and secretive, they leave the reader wanting more. I for one cannot wait to read more about the tempestuous King Jovan! Overall Olina is my favorite character, her bravery and honesty make her a character that I really cared about by the end of the book.
There is really something for everyone in this tale, a little young romance, coming of age, action scenes, heartbreak and adventure! I am already a huge fan and can't wait to read what comes next.