Melancholy Muse Press

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Melancholy Muse Press specializes is a private indie press dealing with innovative stories and authors.

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Spells & Incantations (Miss Eyre's School for Wayward Witches #1)
Pre-release—available January 27, 2025. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
I'll never belong in a place like this. It's crawling with supernatural derelicts and backstabbing cliques who make Mean Girls look like child’s play.
Renegades: A Dark Operative Paranormal Fantasy (Wicked Grove Series Book 2)
Series: Wicked Grove Series, Book 2. Pre-release—available October 22, 2024. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In Wicked Grove, magic runs wild. Separating from the Wicked Grove Supernatural Regulatory Agency was difficult. It’s all these three siblings, Amy, Jay, and Craig, have ever known. On their own, they are still at war, but this time, there’s no back up.
Ever Lost (A Dark Faerie Tale #10)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Pre-release—available July 31, 2024. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Book 10 in the bestselling Dark Faerie Tale series. Lingering beneath the surface of the Land of Faerie, a sinister creature stirs. Filled with despair and hate, it has waited hundreds of years to reclaim what’s been lost. The only thing between its desire to recover what it wants and complete annihilation of Faerie lies in the hands of Shade and the other Ancients.
Fluxion (The Vampires of Vegas Book IV)
Series: The Vampires of Vegas, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,850. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2024 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
April is on cusp of distributing a successful treatment for the vampiric virus which decimated the world's population. When she's betrayed by those she trusts the most, she's forced to flee her home in Las Vegas. Now, she must depend on a stranger she just met who shares the same rare mutation as her. She can't trust anyone.
The Thorn King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2023 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
"They say you can sense evil. That was what he was. A devil. An abomination of the damned. I could feel his power writhing around the room, whispering and cackling in my ear."
First Snow (A Dark Faerie Tale Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2023 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
In the dead of winter, Jonna is saved from the cold by an unlikely ally. She's determined to rescue her family from the clutches of an ancient witch who rules the desolate frost lands and turns trespassers into statues of ice.
Brevity (A Vampires of Vegas Story)
Series: The Vampires of Vegas. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2021 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
“Not everyone gets ill. I don’t know why, but people react differently to the virus. Some die. Some live. Some… change.”
Ever Fade (A Dark Faerie Tale #9)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2019 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
This is book 9 of A Dark Faerie Tale Series Shade lost everything to save the Land of Faerie, but she was never one to conform to anything.
Accursed Archangels Series Omnibus Books 1-3
Series: Accursed Archangels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Accursed Archangels series is a breakneck urban fantasy adventure which will appeal to readers of angels, demons, paranormal thrillers, reverse harems, and supernatural lore. Banished from paradise, she'll risk it all for one last chance to return.
The Irredeemable Soul (Accursed Archangels #3)
Series: Accursed Archangels, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2019 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Returning from the depths of the labyrinth realm, Thalia must come to terms with abandoning her quest to enter Heaven. When a malevolent stranger shows up demanding her cache of evil souls, she adamantly refuses.
The Cursed Labyrinth (Accursed Archangels #2)
Series: Accursed Archangels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,250. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2018 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
This is Book 2 of the Accursed Archangels Series Thalia Brennan is lost within the legendary labyrinth realm called the Skein alongside the archangel, Ereziel. Encountering different beings and enchanted locations, they must find a way out. It’s rumored there’s a doorway into Heaven from here, but no one knows exactly where it is.
Bitter (A Wicked Grove Tale)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Welcome to Wicked Grove, where magic runs wild. Hayden didn't plan on being contaminated during a routine extermination of a rogue wolf pack. He didn't count on it changing everything he believed ties humans and supernaturals together.
The Unbreakable Curse (Accursed Archangels #1)
Series: Accursed Archangels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,840. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Banished from paradise, she'll risk it all for one last chance to return. Recruited by a corrupt archangel named Ereziel, Thalia Brennan must find a way back through the gates of Purgatory. Tasked with killing souls so vile, this solitary huntress collects their darkness as currency back into Heaven.
A Dark Faerie Tale Collection Books 1-8
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 480,160. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
This collection contains books 1-8 of A Dark Faerie Tale Series. Magic and Malice abound in the Land of Faerie.
Wicked Grove (Wicked Grove Series Book 1)
Series: Wicked Grove Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,910. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fairy tales
Supernatural nuisances are easy to exterminate, but in Wicked Grove, magic runs wild. As operatives of the elite Wicked Grove Supernatural Regulatory Agency, three fiercely independent and unstoppable siblings, Amy, Jay, and Craig, know the risks that come with the job. Get contaminated by one of the magicals, and you’re screwed.
Guardians of Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #8)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Guardians of Fire is book 8 in A Dark Faerie Tale Series. Fate is coming. When the magic of Faerie fractures, the land demands the ultimate price. Hearts will shatter and alliances will be crushed, but one power might just save them all. Follow your favorite Dark Faerie Tale characters once more in another world shattering adventure for the all-consuming quest for power and magic.
Breathe (City of Lights)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,140. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Seth Kingston spent way too many years living with regrets. Returning to the scorching Las Vegas heat where anything goes, he’s sure running into an old flame is no coincidence, but she wants no part of what he’s offering. She’s the one that got away, but he’s determined not to let her go a second time.
Sovereignty (The ArcKnight Wolf Pack Chronicles #2)
Series: The ArcKnight Wolf Pack Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In the City of Temple only the most cunning supernaturals survive. At odds for years, the ArcKnight and MarkTier wolf shifter packs of Temple must work together against a new threat before all is lost, and everything they’ve built falls to ruin.
Legends of Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #7)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some secrets were never meant to be exposed to the light of the world. When the Raven Faery Queen’s brother is cursed and in danger of losing his wings and mind, she calls in specialized mercenaries for the Seelie Faery Court—Benton and Rylan (AKA Soap). They immediately discover this might not be a cut and dry mission.
Solidify (Woodland Creek)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,190. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Woodland Creek Series. 30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories. This is a standalone paranormal shifter romance. Being a hero is overrated.
ArcKnight (The ArcKnight Wolf Pack Chronicles #1)
Series: The ArcKnight Wolf Pack Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,000. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive. Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds.
Without Armor: Elemental Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion Book 4)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
The Unseelie are up to no good… My name is Benton, and I hunt the darkest of creatures in existence. Especially when they get unruly and try to invade my home, the human realm. Betrayal, broken hearts and uncharted magic…I never saw it coming.
Resonant
Series: The Vampires of Vegas. Price: Free! Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Surviving is worse than death… As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the city of Las Vegas in the form of an overwhelming viral infection, turning almost everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.
Ever Dead (A Dark Faerie Tale #6)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,010. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00 from 1 review)
Confronted by a warrior named Benton, who has the ability to disintegrate other beings with his flaming sword, Hank’s world continues to spiral away from reality. Especially when he inadvertently discovers a whole new world, unknown to most of humankind…along with the surprising realization that he is inescapably tied to this new and magical land.
The Fall of Sky
Series: The Fall of Sky. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » General
This contains all four parts of the series. The Star is Born meets Narcos. It’s time to crash and burn…. Where hearts are the currency and music is the only escape, Liv and Audrey must make their way through a world of sketchy music deals, sexy assassins, and unfathomable demands from those who want nothing more than to own every piece of them.
The Withering Palace (A Dark Faerie Tale #0.1)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,050. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Untold darkness rules the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn't the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.
History of Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #5)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
No one knows the secrets he keeps. No one knows of the worlds that exist right alongside ours. Benton is human, but he walks the line between two worlds: the mundane and the supernatural; the commonplace and the extraordinary. As a rare Fire Elemental Warlock, he finds himself in trouble more often than he cares to admit.
Elijah: The Miel Chronicles (A Reign of Blood Companion Story)
Series: The Vampires of Vegas. Price: Free! Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Reign of Blood Series Companion Story These are the journeys of Miel, the Keeper of the journal. The workings of heaven are shrouded in mystery and myth, leaving us to only theorize as to what awaits us when we pass. There are those among us however, that are special cases. These are good people that have committed a horrendous crime, such as murder.
The Vampires of Vegas Books I-III With Extras
Series: The Vampires of Vegas. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 216,110. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Included in this omnibus package are books 1-3 with 2 extra bonus short novellas. A highly imaginative post-apocalyptic series that is not your usual dystopian read. All packaged together to keep the action and adventure nonstop! "Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold."
Amplified
Series: The Vampires of Vegas, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,390. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Book 3 of the Reign of Blood Series Who wants to be the prey in a world full of hunters?
The Cursed (A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion Book 3)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
The Cursed is a short story companion to A Dark Faerie Tale Series. The Ancients of Faerie are awakening, and they don't like what they see. Imprisoned and cursed to eternal slumber in chains for centuries, Arthas, the Unseelie King of Faerie, returns to claim his realm back. The world has changed and the thirst for vengeance is all consuming...
Ever Wrath (A Dark Faerie Tale #4)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,140. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
There is no hope. Only blood and darkness await. Shade rules as Queen of the Seelie Summer Court with her love, a Teleen Faerie named Dylan at her side. But, the dark court of Unseelie faeries will do everything in their power to rule the earth, including enslaving the human world.
Ever Winter (A Dark Faerie Tale #3)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book 3 of the bestselling series: A Dark Faerie Tale Shade has been left all but shattered. Travelling to the Ice kingdom, along with her 'bodyguard' Dylan who continues to be bound to her, to where the holder of her magic dwells. The war of Faerie amplifies and her only chance to save it will be to resist the enchantments of the Ice King, one of the Ancient rulers of Faerie.
Disarming
Series: The Vampires of Vegas, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Book 2 of the Award-winning Reign of Blood Series The world has changed. One must adapt to survive or hold on to the crumbling shards of humanity.
Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: Free! Words: 72,380. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.11 from 9 reviews)
Magic and malice abound in the Land of Faerie. A chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior throws Shade into a treacherous mission across the malevolent land of Faerie.
Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,340. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Magic & Fire burn... The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade's powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling in
Evangeline (A Dark Faerie Tale Series Companion Book 2)
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale. Price: Free! Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Land of Faerie is calling. There are places unknown, magic lures you in and love spands lifetimes. Don't resist. It's in the blood... Evangeline is a short story prequel to Ever Shade.
Reign of Blood
Series: The Vampires of Vegas, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,880. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Melancholy Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.83 from 18 reviews)
Book 2: Disarming is now available! "Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I'm just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise...

Series

Wicked Grove Series
Supernatural nuisances are easy to exterminate, but in Wicked Grove, magic runs wild. As operatives of the elite Wicked Grove Supernatural Regulatory Agency, three fiercely independent and unstoppable siblings, Amy, Jay, and Craig, know the risks that come with the job. Get contaminated by one of the magicals, and you’re screwed. Scratched by a werewolf? You’re going to be howling come full moon. Bitten by a vampire? You might as well stamp “bloodsucker” on your face. You certainly won’t be welcomed at the agency anymore. It’s a no-brainer.
A Dark Faerie Tale
The Land of Faerie exists right alongside the human realm. Magic and Malice abound and nothing is what it seems...
The Vampires of Vegas
"Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I'm just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise..."
Accursed Archangels
Accursed Archangels is a breakneck young adult urban fantasy adventure series which will appeal to readers of paranormal romance, vampires, reverse harems, angels, demons, and supernatural lore. Thalia Brennan’s destiny is one she doesn’t understand. As a cursed immortal, she was banished from entering heaven years ago. When paradise is out of reach, one must bargain away their fate. Recruited by a corrupt archangel named Ereziel, Thalia must fight her way back into heaven and find a way through the gates of purgatory. Tasked with killing souls so vile, their darkness must be extinguished and collected as currency back into heaven. Thalia gains an unfortunate reputation as a blood-thirsty, self-destructing mercenary. Books in this series: The Unbreakable Curse The Cursed Labyrinth The Irredeemable Soul - Now Available!
The ArcKnight Wolf Pack Chronicles
In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive. Books in this series: ArcKnight, Sovereignty, Revenant (Coming Soon!)
The Fall of Sky
An addictive Rock 'n Roll saga following sisters Liv and Audrey Westing as their beauty and music attract the eyes of a pair of dangerous and sexy Cartel brothers.
The Fall of Sky
Price: $5.99 USD.

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Smashwords book reviews by Melancholy Muse Press

  • Stuck on Sep. 03, 2011

    Stuck by Lisette Manning Stuck is a short story that caught my attention from the first sentence. It follows the main character Annie Page, who through a heartbreaking decision, she finds her life changed forever. You will find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world with enticing imagery to pull you into a shattered world. Annie, having to decide between taking care of her family or starvation, sets out into the ruin of the world and amidst unseen dangers, Annie finds herself in a state that has her losing her grip on the one thing that keeps her going, her family. I found this story riveting. The emotions played out through Annie’s thoughts give you a personal insight into her world and keep you along for a ride of dire consequences. You feel her fear, pain and heartbreak throughout the smooth flow of Lisette’s story telling. Excellent short story, I’m only disappointed that it ended too fast. Once you start, you have to see what happens! 5 stars
  • Frost on May 21, 2012

    I loved this story, it was enchanting and magical. The setting was so well described I could actually almost feel the chill on my skin. The characters were awesome and believable, I only wanted to know them more and read more about them. The story itself was definitely amazing; the author spun a tale of originality with dread and suspense laced in the folklore of the world. I was on edge on the scenes with the Watchers, I really want to know what they are specifically but boy I would not want to meet one! The touch of romance was definitely a plus! To make a world all nestled in the cold of ice, snow and frost and still maintain the vivid imagery to get the story flowing is extremely difficult but this author did it perfectly. I want to read the sequel and I want to read more about the complexity of a great cast of characters: Lia, Gabe, Ivy, Ann, Adam and Jonn. The Farthers were perfect villains and I loved to hate them but I would definitely like to see what their world is all about too. Overall a thrilling, enchanting read that I would love to read again, which is something I rarely do. Great job!
  • The Dark Gifts Birthright on May 29, 2012

    This book was an interesting take on vampires. It follows the lore well and creates a sense of structure of the vampire world. Liz is our main character and is a strong person in dealing with the changes in her life and her new role in the war of the Vampire groups. Her mate, Michael, is also an intriguing character, seems to remain pretty grounded throughout and very deadly. Overall I enjoyed the book. It did take me a long time to read this book, and I do read multiple books at once btw. I found the huge cast of characters a bit daunting at first, but they seemed to each have some sort or role, no matter how small. I think the length was a bit much for me; it was not a quick read. The book leads into some tangents that would confuse me at first but seemed to be resolved for the most part at the end. I really liked how well she mixed the different supernatural beings, such as witches and ghosts, together and blended them into a united front in some ways rather than pitch them against each other all the time. Overall, a more traditional take on vampires with some other magical creature factions tossed in.
  • Clone Three on Oct. 29, 2012

    Review of Clone Three by Patti Larsen 4.5 stars What a knock your socks off adventure. It literally never stops in the action, suspense, twists and turns. This book follows Trio, a Clone who awakens in an unfamiliar world left in ruins after `The Sick' has left the land in shambles and all the adults dead in its wake. Only kids survive it. Some survive as gruesome mutations from The Sick. Trio finds she has memories of the world in its glory, not in disrepair as she finds it. She gets a brief holographic image of someone who looks like her mother, begging her to complete a mission she has no memory of. Knowing the world is depending on her, she journeys across a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, meeting other kids, some friendly like Beckett and Poppy, some not so friendly. Along with a nameless loyal canine, she fights her way across the city to discover where she needs to be. Betrayal, lies and pain surround her. Over and over she loses people she barely gets to know. Will she make it to the end of her journey intact? It was a wild ride. Trio is such a tough girl. She can beat Crawlers, Brights, Howlers (some of many mutations left by The Sick) and treacherous kids to a pulp! I like how good natured she is, it's ingrained in her to take care of others. Doing everything she can to keep those she loves alive, she discovers secrets about herself that others want desperately. I loved the action scenes, there are many. The post-apocalyptic world is painted out to the reader with painstaking detail. It is so real, and so incredibly sad. I am looking forward to reading the next two books in this series. My only qualm was that it was a bit repetitive and predictable, though I can see how necessary it was to pummel any groups of friendly kids Trio meets with the Crawlers and Trio's nemesis Cade always one tiny step behind her. A fabulous intro to what looks like a fast paced, intriguing series. I won this ebook in an online giveaway done by the author.
  • Forever Fae on Dec. 26, 2012

    I love stories on the Fae, so many directions you can go. I enjoyed this take on the Fae culture, the faery courts are all here, the story itself was well written and intriguing, it did not disappoint. This story follows Calista, the Summer Court’s princess when she is to get her guardian assigned− It’s a very special ceremony. Merrick, one of her friends, has been in love with her since he can remember and he is determined to win this honor and win her heart. But the Winter Court’s Prince Ryder has arrived for the ceremony, and sparks fly between him and Calista. Is he her chosen one? But these two aren’t the only ones interested in Calista. The dark sorcerer seeks her out for his own malicious purposes and will do anything to get to her. The twists and turns were amazing and kept me on my toes for the entire story. Calista is an awesome, tough, fierce and intelligent princess, not a weakling in any sense. I love how powerful she is and how she can one up the guys any day. I am not a fan of the damsel in distress that can’t fend for herself so this was definitely a big plus for me. The perils she goes through for love, for life and the safety of the land of the Fae are not easy for her. I enjoyed the details of the land of the Fae and the array of colorful characters that infuse this story with action, love, deceit, and some very hot moments. Not a YA read, it has some very racy and graphic scenes. Overall, I love it! A great take on the culture of Faeries, I can’t wait to read more from this author. I received this book free from the author for an honest review of the ebook.
  • Dreams and Echoes on Sep. 15, 2013

    What a fun taste of what’s to come in the Hayle Coven series. I read this short novella that accompanies this series after I read book 1 Family Magic, which I highly suggest so it’s easier to understand more who the characters are and what their roles in this family of magic are. Syd is an endearing character, full of teenage angst and defiance often seen in her interactions with her mother, the coven leader. Always bumping heads with her, all she wants is to be normal. This chick literally attracts supernatural attention though. It’s fun to see how she handles things from trying to be normal by getting a job at a quirky salon with an equally eccentric owner who thinks she’s gifted. Not only does Syd seem to fail each time she resists using her magic, which makes her physically ill for some unknown reason, things seem to fall apart as she awakens something possibly sinister in her own house. Will this ‘echo’ be friendly or not? She’s definitely reluctant to fix the problems arising from the magic she leaks out all over the place. I love how Syd’s reactions to things sometimes are pretty normal, but sometimes not. She does the best she can dealing with crazy stuff happening around her, even though she doesn’t have full control of her magic. Her stubbornness makes her stick out in the coven like a thorn but that’s what makes her likeable and more real. Full of teenage angst, magic and funny surprises. I love this series so far and can’t wait for more!
  • A Reason to Live: A "Shadowdance" Variation on Nov. 16, 2017

    Great introductory short story. I enjoyed the vivid fight scenes, the gritty characters ,their odd intentions. I really wanted to read more about them, see what was going to come next, and find out how they got to the place they were at in their immortal vampire lives. Where are they going with it all? It's definitely a nice way to wet the palate on this series. Enough so that I went and bought book 1 to continue the story. Can't wait to start. Love stories of strong women warriors, vampires, and immortals. Really interested in where this goes.