Sunday, June 5, 2016


reviewing all three books in the trilogy 

Title:  Whisper Cape
Series:  The Whisper Cape Trilogy #1
Author: Susan Griscom
Publish Date:   10.10.2011
Publisher:  Amber Glow Books
Category /Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Recommended for:  18+ due to adult scenes (sex!)
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  Susan Griscom (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  Reading for Fun
Goodreads link: Whisper Cape
Date completed: 11.09.2013
Description from the publisher:
A Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense
5 Stars Phenomenal Book!!! Top Pick Review  - Night Owl Reviews
A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?
Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.
WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.
Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road--a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?
Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father's death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities--a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers, and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie's heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she'd left for dead.
Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Will fate win in the end? You be the judge.
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After her father’s murder is closed by the police as an accidental death, Addison and her aunt Maia move to Whisper Cape, their family’s hometown.  Addie has moved into her own studio apartment to allow Aunt Maia and her beau, Gerry, to have some privacy.  On the way to work at Gerry’s bar and grill, Addie has a fright when she believes she may have hit a man walking in the middle of the road, but he has disappeared!  Soon Addie is entrenched in a world of long held secrets, paranormal abilities, and something evil that wants her life.
I am in love with Addison and Cael.  What a perfect couple they are together.  This story is full of fantasy, love, and intrigue.  I started in the morning and just could not put it down until I was done!  This was a terrific first book for the trilogy and I am diving straight into book 2!




Series:  The Whisper Cape Trilogy #2
Author: Susan Griscom
Publish Date:   10.08.2012
Publisher:  Amber Glow Books
Category /Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Recommended for:  18+ due to adult scenes (sex!)
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  Susan Griscom (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  Reading for Fun
Goodreads link: Reflections
Date completed: 11.11.2013
Description from the publisher:
Book 2 in the Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense, Whisper Cape Series

What if you heard a voice whispering warnings while you coped with a frightening pregnancy?

Knowing the future has its advantages...or does it?

Can love survive the reflections and memories lost?

Welcome to Maia's world.

Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she's pregnant with his child, he's over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry's baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia's nightmare has only just begun...
A beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.
Gerry sat up and rubbed his shoulder. “Thanks, Addie.” He followed her gaze to the place where they had last seen Cael. It pained him, but finally he said, “Addie. Maybe he can’t get back.”
“You don’t think Finn shot him, do you? Cael is strong.”
Gerry shook his head but wasn’t sure if she noticed. “No.”
“Once he got him away from here, I’m sure he used his skills,” she said. “I mean, Cael could take Finn in a fight anytime.”
“He might not be able to come back.” Gerry brushed a strand of hair out of Addie’s face.
“What? What do you mean?” She stood and Gerry got up with her. He moaned a little from the pain and stood next to her.
“I don’t think he got shot. I’m not sure exactly what happened to Cael. When the bullet hit me, I lost balance. He might have received some of my …”
“What? No!” Her face paled and she fought to take in air.
“Breathe,” he said, stroking her back as Maia walked up and stood by her other side.
“I don’t understand.” Her voice was barely a whisper. She walked to where Cael had wrestled with Finn. “What sort of memory were you sending?”
“That’s the problem.” Gerry shook his head. He didn’t want to have to tell Addie that she might never see Cael again.
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Book two in the Whisper Cape Trilogy.  You definitely need to read these in order.
Maia and Gerry are celebrating their pregnancy, but Maia is experiencing morning sickness, body-image issues, and … hallucinations?  She is seeing an old woman who is giving her warnings to safeguard her precious cargo.  Where has this woman come from?  Is she real?  Are her concerns legitimate? 
Maia’s emotional turmoil is so true to my experience as a pregnant person.  I imagine to most women.  This was more than the story of her pregnancy.  This is also a murder mystery and a look into what family means. Besides the story of Maia and Gerry, there is also Cael and Addie’s return from their extended vacation and Gerry’s friends from Scotland have arrived in town. 
This was a wonderful fast-paced story.  There was never a dull moment in reading this!  I need to read the third book in this trilogy.  Where is Cael?!




Series:  The Whisper Cape Trilogy
Author:  Susan Griscom
Publish Date:   10.31.2013
Publisher:  Amber Glow Books
Category /Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Recommended for:  18+ due to adult scenes (sex!)
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Tour by:  Reading for Fun
Goodreads link: A Secret Fate
Description from the publisher:

"Well, fate was cruel, wasn't it?"
Cael and Addison’s fate has taken an unexpected turn.
Gerry, Addie and Cael almost captured Careen’s murderer only to lose Cael in the battle—a battle that nearly cost him his life. But despite his survival, he faces a new challenge, thanks to Gerry's handiwork: will Cael remember Addie or is their love lost with him?
Addie’s family and friends think she should keep the relationship a secret from Cael so he isn't forced into feelings he can't remember. Just what she needs, more secrets and on top of everything else, someone stole the crystal. How is she supposed to get over the loss of her lover, a lover she'd barely had for only a few short months and deal with the secret of the lost crystal at the same time?
Aiden wants nothing more than to help Addie overcome her grief and get over Cael. Or is that all he wants? What happens when too many people know the secret and someone slips up?

Teaser Excerpt from A Secret Fate

He lay half on top of her, their legs tangled together on the sofa as their rapid heartbeats slowly returned to normal. He didn’t want to move or let her go, but he’d have to. He needed to get up and leave. How would he ever look Aiden in the eye again? What a mess he’d gotten himself into this time.  She sighed. “That was amazing.” Resting her head on his chest, she leaned her face to his and kissed him, gently, softly, then closed her eyes and rested her head. They stayed that way, silent, for a while.

About Susan

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.
I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.
My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
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The Whisper Cape series:
  1. Whisper Cape
  2. Reflections
  3. A Secret Fate
Other Books from Susan Griscom:
  • Allusive Aftershock
  • Brief Interludes
  • Erotic Interludes (with Anabel Blue)

originally posted 11.11.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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