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Review: Muir Bhreatan

Muir-BhreatanMuir Bhreatan by K. E. Shade

Aedan ó Loinsigh’s only love beyond the sea is his Kaitlin. Captured, he uses his knowledge of the seas to get back to his love. 

Liberators of gold from the British on the high seas, Aedan ó Loinsigh and his brother have never shied away from a challenge on the open waters. Aedan’s only tie to solid ground is the lovely Kaitlin who possesses him like no other. When the brothers are captured and awaiting execution, a mysterious man offers to free them if they pay off their debt aboard his ship. The brothers waste no time in agreeing to the proposal only to find their new lives are not much better than those of slaves. Desperate to reach Kaitlin again, Aedan must figure out a way to save not only the other indentured servants aboard the ship but get back to his true love. Salvation could come at a price. One that Aedan will have to live with for the rest of his life.

Muir Bhreatan by K. E. Shade is a fun short read.  It’s got love, pirates, revenge…  and more pirates.  😉 This was well written and seemed to be well researched (I’m not a pirate know-it-all). The pacing kept the reader engaged. I really enjoyed the brother’s dialog.  I could actually hear their yummy accent in my head.  I also thought their cussing was funny. My only concern is the name, although accurate, might be hard for people trying to search for the book.

Review: “The Light” by Kristy Denice Bock

LightWhen Madison goes to sleep at night, she transcends into the body of another woman. Each night she wakes as a victim of a violent, senseless crime. With each waking day she bears their pain, experiences their death, and is helpless to stop it from happening. With only her aging butler at her side, Madison tries to survive each day without falling into madness.

Brian Brinkley chose to save the life of his young ward marked for death. Thrust from the heavens because he dared disobey God, he tries to find some type of life quiet life among the humans. One chance meeting with Madison and his tranquility is shattered. When she becomes the target of a sadistic man, he vows to do everything in his power to protect her.

The Light” is a sweet romance published through Champagne Books and written by Kristy Denice Bock.  Kristy throws you into the thick of things as we follow her dynamic characters through every hardship the villain can muster.  The story has several twists and turns that keep up momentum all the way to the end.  You will not be disappointed with this one.

I must mention, however, that there are formatting problems with the Kindle edition.  I read this on my iPhone Kindle App and on my Kindle Fire and there were paragraphs starting mid sentence.  Additionally, the publisher could have run this through one last copy editor before posting this live.

I highly recommend this book because the story is great; the author tells a fantastic tale.  Just be aware that the formatting might not be up to par.  The Voice, book 2 in this series, is scheduled to come out soon!

Review: Desert Dreams

desertDesert Dreams by Sophia Jones

Originally featured in the anthology Fantasies of a Housewife edited by Tina Pollick, “Desert Dreams” is a contemporary romantic short story.

Shaylene Thomas is a busy working mom. Raising her two girls on her own in rural Arizona’s high desert country, each day is an adventure filled with both beauty and challenges– and she wouldn’t trade a moment of it for all the riches in all the skyscrapers in the world. But sometimes she dreams of a warm pair of arms to curl into at night … and sometimes dreams come true. 

This was cute, and funny, and sexy.  Very well written, it really reeled me in and made me care about the characters.  Worth the read though for sure!

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