Friday, January 18, 2019

WITCHED AT BIRTH by Dakota Cassidy


Title:  WITCHED AT BIRTH

Series:  Paris, TX

Author:  Dakota Cassidy

Publish Date:   03.31.15

Publisher:  Dakota Cassidy

Category /Genre:  Romance, Comedy

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  borrowed from Orange Co. Library via Hoopla.com

Goodreads link: Witched at Birth

Date completed: 09.12.2016



Description from the publisher:

A small town, a parole officer, and the blazing Texas heat, all wrapped up in a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Dakota Cassidy. Paris, Texas will never be the same after not-so-good witch Winnie serves out her parole with determination ... determination to get out of this small town and back to the 'real world'. Witched At Birth will keep you turning the pages of this paranormal contemporary romance as you discover the secret hiding in the shadowy corners of Paris...Texas that is!



Freshly sprung from witch jail, Winnie Foster just has to fulfill the conditions of her parole and she's home free. Too bad that parole takes place in Paris. (Texas!) Where she'll work at a school for the magically inclined. (KIDS!) And be forced to endure the ex, who's one of the very reasons she landed in the pokey to begin with. (GAH!!)



Bratty tots, sexy ex, timed showers, creepy dolls, magic restrictions, and a GPS with an attitude, all wrapped in a Texas town hotter than the surface of the sun? Oh yeah. No way this could go wrong...



Dear readers, This was a previously released title in the anthology Twelve Shades of Midnight (October 2014). Also, please note, I've taken license with the lovely town of Paris, Texas, because it worked so perfectly for my witch Winnie and her journey. First, I turned the town into a paranormal-palooza-dripping with witches and magic. Second, I've fictionalized it to a degree, creating street names to suit me and places I'm certain don't exist, but I kept the amazing Eiffel Tower with the red cowboy hat on top-because it's just too awesome a structure to ignore. That said, to anyone who reads this and lives in Paris, no disrespect intended. I lived in Plano, Texas, for nine years and I love Texans. Y'all are some of the best folks on the planet!

Dakota Cassidy xxoo

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WITCHED AT BIRTH is the first book in the Paris, TX Romance series.  Each is a stand-alone paranormal romance.



This was a fun and funny light paranormal story.  It is easy reading – nothing to add to personal stress.  Just one of those books that I love to sit back, read, and laugh out loud.  I don’t care who notices!



This is the second time I have enjoyed one of Dakota Cassidy’s books and I’ll be looking for more to read from her.



The Paris, TX Romance series:

1.      Witched at Birth

2.      What Not to Were

3.      Witch is the New Black

4.      White Witchmas

Also from Author:

·         Ain’t Your Mama’s Bedtime Stories

·         Blood Lite

·         Blunder Woman

·         Catnipped

·         Chunkybuttfunky (Paranormal Mates Society #4)

·         Confessions of a Wannabe Witch

·         F.M.P. Society

·         Honey, I Shrunk the Werewolf

·         Jingle Spells

·         Maddie Got Run Over by a Reindeer

·         Moon Over Manhasset

·         The Polanski Brothers:  Home of Eternal Rest

·         Ruff & Ready

·         Sex with Your Ex

·         Sexylips66

·         She-Roe

·         Shut Up and Drive

·         Slave School Dropout

·         Tossed in Space

·         A Were-Cat Christmas

·         Werecats and Werelocks

·         Werelock

·         Whose Bride Is She Anyway?

·         The Witch Who Stole Christmas

The Accidentals series:

1.      The Accidental Werewolf

2.      Accidentally Dead

3.      The Accidental Human

4.      Accidentally Demonic

5.      Accidentally Catty

6.      Accidentally Dead, Again

7.      The Accidental Genie

8.      Something About Harry (Accidental Werewolf, #2)

9.      The Accidental Dragon

9.9 Interview with an Accidental

10.  Accidentally Aphrodite

11.  Accidentally Ever After

12.  Bearly Accidental

13.  How Nina Got Her Fang Back

14.  The Accidental Familiar

15.  Then Came Wanda… with a Baby Carriage

16.  The Accidental Mermaid

17.  Marty’s Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day

The Ex-Files series:

1.      Mayhem and Maddie

2.      Maxie’s Man

3.      Kinky Katie

4.      Vicky the Vixen

The Ex Trophy Wives series:

1.      You Dropped a Blonde On Me

2.      Burning Down the Spouse

3.      Waltz This Way

The Fangs of Anarchy – Forbidden Alpha series:

1.      Killing the Alpha

2.      Girl Most Lycan

3.      Were in the World is Gannon Dodd?

4.      In the Zone

5.      Revelation

The Fangs of Anarchy 2 – Outlaw Alpha series:

1.      Bound

2.      Undone

3.      Fugitives

4.      The Ultimatum

5.      Justified

The Hell series:

1.      Kiss & Hell

2.      My Way to Hell

Nun of Your Business Mysteries:

1.      Then There Were Nun

2.      Hit and Nun

3.      House of the Rising Nun

Lemon Layne Mystery series:

1.      Prawn of the Dead

2.      Play that Funky Music White Koi

The Plum Orchard series:

0.5 Talk This Way

1.      Talk Dirty to Me

2.      Something to Talk About

3.      Talking After Midnight

The Spy Who Snagged Me series:

1.      James Bondage

2.      Jane’s Blonde

3.      Blunder Woman

4.      Who You Gonna Call?

The Vampire Thing series:

1.      It’s a Vampire Thing

2.      Doing Desi

The Witchless in Seattle series:

1.      Witch Slapped

2.      Quit Your Witchin’

3.      Dewitched

4.      The Old Witcheroo

5.      How the Witch Stole Christmas

6.      Ain’t Love a Witch?

7.      Good Witch Hunting

8.      Witch Way Did He Go?

The Wolf Mates series:

1.      An American Werewolf in Hoboken

2.      What’s New, Pussycat?

3.      Gotta Have Faith

4.      Moves Like Jagger

 














Thursday, January 17, 2019

CURSED SOUL by T.H. Snyder


Title:  CURSED SOUL

Series:  Cursed #4

Author:  T.H. Snyder

Publish Date:   08.26.2016

Publisher:  T.H. Snyder

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Received from:  T.H. Snyder (as part of her Beta team)

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Goodreads link: Cursed Soul

Date completed: 08.25.2016



Description from the publisher:

Outcast, deviant, loser.

Cliff Benjamin never trusted anyone enough to share in his pain. For years, he’s hidden from what he’s done, the regrets that cause him sleepless nights, and those that he’s hurt the most. Years later, life couldn’t be better. He’s found security in his crew, building an empire with his best friends, and creating works of art on the flesh of his clients. Nothing could change the way he feels about the men and women in his life.

Kris Anne never thought she’d lose the love of her life. Trying to move on, she decides to visit her sister, Jenn, in Alabama. No matter how hard she yearns for her lost soul mate, the curse of another man plagues her thoughts day in and day out. Confused and unsure of her path in life, she wills herself to finally let go.

That is until the night of Cursed Magic’s grand reopening.

Cliff never thought his past would come back and destroy him once and for all, he thought he’d stayed hidden long enough for the memories to seep away. Now the weight of his mistakes has put those closest to him in danger…including her.

Can Cliff finally come clean and admit to the errors of his ways? Will he be able to break free of his past to keep her safe?

The only way to set yourself free is to allow others in…be honest, be loyal, and always be real.

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CURSED SOUL is the fifth book in the Cursed series.  They do need to be read in order.



I have loved this entire series, but this may be my favorite story of all.  This is where all of the “Cliff” hangers have been leading us (okay it’s a bad pun, but how often does the name Cliff lend itself to this one… and we all know I love bad puns.)



Cliff and Kris put me through the wringer, but I wouldn’t have missed this book for anything. 



I suggest this series to anyone who loves bad boys, ink, and true love.



I hate to say goodbye to this crew, but I know that T.H. Snyder will bring us something wonderful again soon.  So goodbye to Cursed Ink and awaiting the next T.H. Crew.



Note:  while I was given this book as an ARC copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.




1.      Cursed Love

2.      Cursed Ecstasy


3.      Cursed Fate

4.      Cursed Soul

Also from T.H. Snyder:

·         The Ball in My Court

·         Chains

·         Classified

·         Dreams of Desire

·         Finding Us (Happy Ending Resort #4)

·         #Hot Mess

·         Lost Soul

·         Mended Love

·         Obsidian Desire

·         Our Last Dance

·         Pierced Love

·         Rag Doll

·         Torn to Shredz

Cubicle Thunder series:

1.      Pencil Me In

2.      The Chair Race

3.      Taped to You

4.      Email Your Wishes

5.      Copy My Love

Touch Series:

1.      Touch Me

2.      Touched by You

3.      Touched by Another

4.      You’ve Been Touched

Fight Series:

1.      The Fight

2.      The Battle

3.      The Win

 













Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RELATIVELY DEAD by Sheila Connolly


Title:  RELATIVELY DEAD

Series:  Relatively Dead #1

Author:  Sheila Connolly

Publisher:  Beyond the Page Publishing

Publish Date:   05.16.13

Category /Genre:  Paranormal, Romance, Cozy Mystery

Recommended for:  16+

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  Beyond the Page Publishing via netgalley.com

Date completed: 07.02.15

Goodreads link: Relatively Dead



Description from the publisher:

From New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly



Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath—because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.



Abby would doubt her sanity if it weren’t for Ned Newhall, the kind and knowledgeable guide on that disturbing house tour. Rather than telling her she’s hallucinating, Ned takes an interest in Abby’s strange encounters and encourages her to figure out what’s going on, starting with investigating the story of the family she saw . . . and exploring her own past.



But as Abby begins to piece together a history that’s as moving as it is shocking and unravels a long-ago mystery that nearly tore her family apart, she also begins to suspect that Ned’s got secrets of his own, and that his interest may be driven as much by a taste for romance as a love for history.

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RELATIVELY DEAD is the first book in the Relatively Dead series.  They each will stand on their own.



I loved this easy-on-the-nerves, paranormal, cozy mystery.  There was no death, and nothing was stolen.  Instead, the focus was on Abby and her sudden ability to see ghosts.  This was a wonderful set up story to prepare you for the series, establishing the who, where, and what they are.



Loved Abby and Ned; hated Brad, but I guess we’re supposed to hate him.  There was cheering when he got kicked to the curb!





I’ve never been to Massachusetts, but after reading this story, I feel as though I took a small vacation there.  Isn’t that the best kind of book – the ones that take you on a vacation of the mind.



Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted ARC via NetGalley, my opinions are my own and are given freely.



Relatively Dead Mysteries:

1.      Relatively Dead

2.      Seeing the Dead

3.      Defending the Dead

4.      Watch for the Dead

5.      Search for the Dead

6.      Revealing the Dead

Also from Sheila Connolly:

·         A Necessary Death

·         Once She Knew

·         An Open Book

·         Reunion with Death

·         The Rising of the Moon

·         Under the Hill

County Cork Mysteries:

1.      Buried in a Bog

2.      Scandal in Skibbereen

3.      An Early Wake

4.      A Turn for the Bad

5.      Cruel Winter

6.      Many a Twist

6.5 Tied Up with a Bow

7.      The Lost Traveller

Museum Mysteries:

1.      Fundraising the Dead

2.      Let’s Play Dead

2.5  Dead Letters

3.      Fire Engine Dead

4.      Monument to the Dead

5.      Razing the Dead

6.      Privy to the Dead

7.      Dead End Street

Orchard Mysteries:

0.5  Called Home

1.      One Bad Apple

2.      Rotten to the Core

3.      Red Delicious Death

4.      A Killer Crop

5.      Bitter Harvest

6.      Sour Apples

7.      Golden Malicious

8.      Picked to Die

9.      A Gala Event

10.  Seeds of Deception

11.  A Late Frost

12.  Nipped in the Bud

Victorian Village Mysteries:

1.      Murder at the Mansion

2.      Killer in the Carriage House (coming 07.09.2019)