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26844893Goodreads.com Description: “Hailey Devareaux, inexperienced yet “all-knowing” 19 year old Necromancer, couldn’t care less what the world had to offer her. Five years after her mother encountered a powerful seer—albeit a dead one—they uprooted their entire clan and moved to New Orleans for a rare supernatural conjunction. Dangerous didn’t begin to describe the reality of Necromancers living in a city so rich with history involving the celebration of the dead, but Hailey didn’t have to worry. Her abilities hadn’t matured.

What good was Necromancy when she couldn’t save her mother? Hailey hadn’t been strong enough to bring her back—not even to say goodbye.

While Hailey moped around during her family’s celebration of the Day of the Dead, she met Bobby; if only she had realized he was dead before she started talking to him. Robert “Bobby” Duval died one year ago. When he died, the veil between this world and the next was at it’s thinnest. It should’ve been easy for him to cross over, but something kept him from doing so. On the day he met Hailey, he prepared to finally move on, but a moratorium was placed on departing souls—the veil, too volatile to pass into the great beyond. His chance at his afterlife once more denied.

Based on a cryptic letter her clan received, Hailey is elected by the Necromancers to embark on the dangerous quest to restore the veil. Bobby joins Hailey and helps her understand her powers.

Will Hailey give up her bitterness against the craft and her own fear of death, and forgive herself in order to embrace her purpose—to be the next leader of their clan? Will she embrace her power as well as help save the supernatural community by sealing the veil once more and will she help Bobby cross over to finally be at peace?”

About the Author

61d9b25243b8a78f-morgan600x450Morgan Wylie published her first novel, Silent Orchids, one year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!

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The Supernatural Chronicles: The Necromancers by Morgan Wylie was very interesting.

This installment did not have a typical love relationship. Instead Wylie gave readers a strong, heartfelt relationship between a ghost and a necromancer. The ghost named Bobby was my favorite character. He had accepted his death and was ready to move on but didn’t know how. His selfless nature was endearing.

It took me a minute to warm up to the main character, Hailey. She was the second supernatural in this series who didn’t want her powers. And, much like the succubus, Hailey had no idea of just how powerful she could be. Once she started embracing her strengths, Hailey became more likable. Instead of wallowing in her own issues, she realized she could help others.

The mysterious dark stranger, Rafe, was intriguing. I’ve read other books with characters named Rafe and they have all been angels. I’m interested in reading more about this particular character. Will he be an angel or just a dark spirit?

The Necromancers is the first book I’ve ever read by Wylie, and it won’t be my last. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more about these characters.

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26791918Goodreads.com Description: “Ash Sabien, a born mortal witch, was meant to be an immortal guardian, as was Soren Wade. But they were never meant to be lovers, which is why Ash fought the pull to him, sometimes venomously.
Days before the sacred holiday of the Day of the Dead a message was sent to their coven: diairoúmeno aíma enós epistrofí̱ sou.
It was a call to rise, a call to hunt what was revered by their coven and use it to stop evil. The honor of the hunt was given to Ash and Soren. When Ash rushed to tell Soren of the mystery before them the last thing she expected was to walk in on Soren with another girl. She bolted. He chased her.
Neither one of them saw the truck.
Neither one of them felt the pain.
Death came like a thief in the night.
Ash knew as she stared at the tragic scene that she’d failed her fate, they both had. She let herself feel, care—and now there was no telling what could happen because she had.

In death could they rise? In death could they finish the hunt and save more than them, more than their coven…?”

About the Author

4200019 I’m an obsessive daydreamer. Lover of loud alternative music. Addicted to Red Bull. I love to laugh until it hurts. Fall is my favorite season. Black is my favorite ‘shade.’ Strong believer in the saying: there is a reason for everything, therefore I search for ‘marked moments’ every moment of everyday…and I find them. Life is beautiful!

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The Supernatural Chronicles: The Witches by Jamie Magee was the oddest (in a nice way) installment in the series. I was totally surprised by how this story played out.

Magee was ingenious, creating the characters. Imagine developing a character and giving her your name (Reveca Beauregard is another alter ego for Magee).

My favorite character, however, was Soren. Yes, he was distant and rather cold towards Ash. Although it wasn’t divulged, I suspect his attitude was an attempt to give Ash time to come to grips with their reality.

Ash’s character was admirable. She wanted to do the right thing by her sister, but in doing so, she was putting her own life on a backburner. It took a tragedy (and having to keep reliving it) until she realized how desperate her situation had gotten.

Most of Magee’s installation was about Ash and Soren instead of fixing The Veil. The story was intriguing and left me wanting to know more about this coven of witches.

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26844892Goodreads.com Description: “When a cryptic letter is left at the doorway of her dormitory, nineteen-year-old succubus Skylark Quinn is sent in place of her nemesis, Alexis, on a top secret mission. Why she has to go with Kragan Kane—the biggest jerk, and hottest incubus on campus—is beyond her, but the decision’s well above her pay grade.

All Skylark knows for sure is the ancients are keeping secrets and the supernatural community is on edge. Rumors claim immortals’ powers are at risk, but burdened by a supernatural power she despises, why should Skylark even care?”

About the Author

c3b652_f70fe6107d984ece8119840e3ce7b12aJulia Crane dreamt of elves and teen androids long before she captured them and put them on paper. She’s written and released over fifteen young adult and new adult titles over the past two and a half years. From science fiction adventures to succubus, Julia’s fresh voice is easy to read and imaginative. Widely known for her Keegan’s Chronicles and IFICS series, she’s hit numerous best selling list on Amazon.

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I loved the Supernatural Chronicles: The Succubi by Julia Crane!

The characters were phenomenal. I just loved the interaction between Kragan and Skylar. It was the hottest read, so far, in the series. Both of them were strong-willed characters. The interesting twist was that Skylar did not want to be a succubus. She knew what it meant to be her kind and she didn’t embrace the powers or what she needed to do to sustain them. Kragan, on the other hand, relished his powers. He wasn’t crazy about their situation, but refused to ignore what being an incubus was about.

Crane’s installment in the series was the second book that wasn’t totally focused on saving The Veil. It was just as important for these two supernaturals find a way to enjoy their own future apart from saving all supernatural beings. Just proof that even ‘Otherworld’ types can be a little selfish.

The end of The Succubi was heartbreaking. Skylar was remarkable in her strength and selflessness. I don’t know if I could have thrown away the future, I desperately wanted for the good of others.

I want to read more about Skylar and Kragan. There are plenty of loosends to tie up–Skylar’s confrontation with Raquel, Kragan’s search for a ‘way’, and the ultimate question, is there a future for Skylar and Kragan.

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I highly recommend this installment of The Supernatural Chronicles.

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26529926Goodreads.com Description: “Adeen has always known she was destined to save her people, the dragons, thanks to a visit from a princess when she was a small child. That one visit changed everything. Fearing the crumbling of the veil that protects the dragons, her clan took away her childhood and made training her top priority.

Now, no longer a child, Adeen is again visited by her princess and receives her task. She must make the trek to New Orleans to save her people. Her solo mission doesn’t stay that way long, and she is soon joined by an ancient fae, a not-so-extinct extinct phoenix, and a super hot dragon — who happens to be her fated mate. The mission is nothing like what she had prepared for, nor is it what she expected. This mission will take more than just skill. It will take a great sacrifice. Is Adeen ready to give up everything she just found?”

About the Author

8288688Delphina has been writing since she can remember and has always had a love of the paranormal. She is an avid reader and a self proclaimed shifter crack addict. Delphina currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and four kids. Her novel, Unless You Can Be A Unicorn, is set to release early October. You can get a glimpse of Scout’s world in “Always Be Yourself”, which is a part of the anthology, Certain.

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Supernatural Chronicles: The Dragons by Delphina Henley was a first on two platforms–the first book I ever read by Henley and the first dragon shifter book I’ve ever read. Yay on both accounts!

It took me a minute to get into the story. I attribute that to my unfamiliarity with dragon shifters, but once I got into the story I was captivated by it.

I found the characters of Kai and Adeen intriguing. Their mating bond was very strong and compelling. The relationship between them seemed more important, in this book, than the issue behind the Veil.

Henley created very interesting personas in The Dragons. One of my favorites was Nicola, a phoenix shifter. He was an old soul I wanted to know more about. Of course, the idea of a phoenix shifter grabbed my attention.

I enjoyed reading The Dragons. I want to know more about these characters apart from the Veil! Thank you Henley for introducing me to a whole new race of shifters as well.

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The Necromancers are HERE!!
 
Book 7 of 10 is out now! Join the Supernatural Chronicles and the Dynamis’ Dynamic Readers Group on Facebook as we celebrate the release of our newest segment! It’s a party each week with tons of giveaways and prizes! There’s even a $50 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs!!
Hailey Devareaux, an inexperienced Necromancer with a fear of death, couldn’t care less what the world had to offer her. A year after her mother’s death, Hailey has lost interest in being a Necromancer and taking over as rightful leader of the clan. When her clan receives a cryptic letter, it’s up to Hailey to go on a dangerous quest to restore the veil and save her people.
While moping around in the cemetery the day after the Day of the Dead, Hailey met Bobby; if only she had realized he was dead before she started talking to him. Robert “Bobby” Duval died one year ago. When he died, the veil between this world and the next was at its thinnest. It should’ve been easy for him to cross over, but something kept him from doing so, and now, he’s stuck. With a promise to help Bobby cross over after she has fulfilled her mission, Bobby joins Hailey, and together they begin to understand her powers.
Will Hailey give up her bitterness against the craft and her own fear of death, and forgive herself in order to embrace her power? Will she be able to help save the supernatural community by sealing the veil once more?
 
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Morgan Wylie published
her first novel, Silent Orchids, one
year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new
discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two
more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where
they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues
to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices
and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!
You can find her
and news on her books at the following:
MorganWylieBooks on Facebook
@MWylieBooks on Twitter/Instagram

26805315Goodreads.com Description: “After having just survived near annihilation, eighteen-year-old Julia and her vampire friends have reveled in the afterglow, and are now bored. Thankful their enemy is sleeping off the defeat quietly in Julia’s vaults for all eternity, they need a new challenge.

When a letter from the supposed Noir begs for their help with a riddle, it becomes their first case. Not taking the threat seriously, the night loving crew turns the quest into a challenge: First person to solve the mystery, gets to be their new Justice League’s leader. They soon learn it’s not a joke, and once they head to New Orleans, they find others who’d love nothing more than to stand in their way. The threat is real, and unless they figure out what offering the riddle is referring to, all hell will be let loose, literally, rendering them powerless.

Will Julia be able to give up what’s required: a true sacrifice?”

About the Author

205512_152372234825722_147707291958883_344814_4514625_n Mommy warrior, comma-kazi, wife, computer whisperer, Pinterest addict, chocolate enthusiast, vampire and zombie slayer, merman magnet, and lover of all things pure and right. Well… maybe after a cup of coffee or two.

Author Brenda Pandos lives in California and is surrounded by the loves of her life—her husband, her incredible boys, a grumpy cat, eight chickens and her characters. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as an IT administrator. After her son’s ASD diagnosis, everything changed. Being pregnant and embarking on a 35 hour a week in-home therapy schedule was grueling to say the least. She craved a meaningful escape.

Never having aspired to write before, she wrote her own vampire tale for kicks. Four months later, The Emerald Talisman was born. Unsure who’d want to buy her novel, she entered her fledgling book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and placed as a Quarter-finalist. That gave her the courage to go Indie and from there, she traversed into a life she’d never imagined and loves to this day. And since a small group of fans grew into a larger group of fans, all cheering her onto books two, three, four, five… and so on, she hasn’t looked back.

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Website: http://www.brendapandos.com/

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My Review

I enjoyed Brenda Pandos’ Supernatural Chronicles: The Vampires. 

It was an interesting take on a group of young vampires (thank God there wasn’t any glitter). One question plagued me the entire story–how does a vampire go sober? Turns out that question is addressed in a series by Pandos, The Talisman series. So, if this is your first time reading Pandos or if you haven’t read the series, do yourself a favor and read it.

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I liked the characters of Julia and Nicholas. She was a strong vamp who relished her role in the coven. Nicholas was the loving, concerned boyfriend.

Since vampires are one of my favorite supernaturals, I wanted them to have a bigger role in correcting the issue with The Veil. Plus, the ritual required blood. Shouldn’t that have been right up their alley? But as The Wolves pointed out in the last installment, vampires and collecting blood probably wouldn’t last too long with the ritual.

I’m looking forward to finding out more about Julia and Nicholas. Can’t wait to read the next installment in this supernatural treasure hunt!

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Goodreads.com Description: “For far too long, Sundae Grayson has lived under the tight control of her father and the wolf pack he leads. At twenty-two and with college degree in hand, she’s ready to embark on a journey of her own. But when her father is attacked and nearly killed, she finds a cryptic note in his pocket—a riddle she must solve to save him. Doing so means delaying the life she desires, but her father is worth it. Not to mention that if he dies, she becomes alpha, and she’s so not ready for that. Thank the Angels for Trevor, leader of his own pack and her lifelong crush, who volunteers to help her.

The riddle sends them on the hunt of their lives. After all, they must solve the mystery, find the relic they need, and deliver it on time to save not only their packs, but all of the Amadis, who serve as the Angels’ army on Earth. If they fail, the Demons will win over the world. But what must be sacrificed for the sake of the greater good?” 

About the Author

 Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, primarily New Adult paranormal romance and contemporary fantasy. Her internationally bestselling Soul Savers Series includes seven books, as well as a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella. Over 350,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, hitting Amazon’s, B&N.com’s, and Apple’s Top 100 Paid lists.

She has also written The Book of Phoenix trilogy, a New Adult paranormal romance series that includes The Space Between, The Space Beyond, and The Space Within. The full trilogy is available now.

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, a beagle, and a puggle, but spends many weekends with her three sons at UCF, cheering on the Knights.

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Website: http://kristiecook.com/

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My Review

I really enjoyed reading Kristie Cook’s Supernatural Chronicles: The Wolves. When it comes to supernaturals, my two favorites are werewolves and vampires (haven’t quite figured out why yet).

This was the first story I’d read of Cook’s even though I have a lot of her books on my TBR and even own some of her physical books. I found her writing style very straight forward. The story flowed with plenty of action and good detail.

Her characters were well-crafted and intriguing. I loved the story between Sundae and Trevor. So much so that I’m putting the Soul Savers series on my Christmas list. I want physical books!

Cook’s installment in this series did not miss a beat. It picked up seamlessly from the previous story. I’m enjoying this series and I look forward to reading the next one.

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   The story of The Wolves falls between Book One and Book Two of the Soul Savers series.

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Goodreads.com Description: “To walk between bodies, between species, between all races of humans–such is the life of a Skinwalker. Ahote, the son of the Great One is preparing to take his father’s place, to become ruler of those who move between the skins of his kind. That is until a letter is tacked to his door, a calling from The Noir–a letter whose blood-soaked words command obedience. Along with his life mate, Jaci, Ahote must find the voodoo priestess in the hopes that she hold the answers. Or, if the letter is correct, the veil between life and death will be torn, leaving the world open to creatures more vile than he.”

About the Author

I am a stay at home mom from the South and wife to the most giving and hard working husband ever.  I love to cook and try out new recipes even if they don’t always turn out like I want them to.  I refer to my kids lovingly as the Three Stooges as they are constantly coming up with new ways to reek havoc in the house.  Most recently that included putting a rubberband on the kitchen sink sprayer so it would douse me when I did the dishes.  I love to go to roller derby bouts and read in my spare time.  I write mostly at night when the house is silent and I can sneak cookies without having to share!  If you’re into stalking, try under the Cypress trees in the swamps of Louisiana, but watch out for gators!!

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Website: http://www.lilafelix.com/

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My Review

Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers is the third story I’ve read by Lila Felix, and once again I loved it!

Felix has such a way with words. The language made me fall in love with the tale of Ahote, a soon-to-be Alpha Skinwalker. The words she used were so imaginative for commonplace locations, people, etc. For instance, “shaken and stirred crowd” (bar patrons), “underbelly of life” (swamp), “her voice was all hot chocolate and cookies” (warm and sweet), and “sludge on waders” (thick, dark coffee). Her words give me goosebumps. I aspire to such greatness.

As usual, I found Felix’s work well-written (despite some errors that missed editing) and well-researched. I checked all the locations mentioned in Skinwalkers just to see if they were real places. I even found an angel gracing a small tomb in the New Orleans Cemetery.

The characters were memorable in this novella. I loved Hamni. She was so raw and earthy. Her resentment rang clear along with her concern for Ahote. Jaci was the loving mate with backbone and a ‘fear nothing’ attitude. And, Ahote was the young man struggling with solving a riddle while adhering to traditions. He was an admirable character whom I want to know more about.

Skinwalkers is an original, great story! I loved the concept of finding the pieces of a relic and solving a puzzle. Can’t wait to read the next novella. I’m not giving away the clue….

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