Dissolve by Andrea Heltsley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cora’s life was going just the way she wanted it to be. She had a wonderful fiancé and was looking forward to marrying him soon. Her best friend, while wacky at times, kept her in line, even if they got into mischief, every now and then. She had everything she could ever ask for, loving the little niché she’d carved out for herself. Yet never once did she imagine losing it all within the blink of an eye.
Plagued by dreams she can’t explain, Cora dismisses them as if they’re nothing to worry about. Yet when they become reality, she realizes there’s something more sinister afoot. She can now dissolve into a million particles and appear in unexpected places, something she’s never done before. How she got the ability to do so is beyond her, yet she knows she needs to find the answers to her questions. Her only ally is her best friend, Nessa. Read on »
Spectral by Shannon Duffy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For the past sixteen years, Jewel Rose has spent her entire life running. Her parents have convinced her that she’s a part of the witness protection program and that her safety is of the utmost importance. Yet Jewel can’t deny that something about the entire situation feels wrong.
Her parents have droned it into her that she needs to keep the crescent-shaped birthmark she bears hidden. They never answer her questions and most of the time they’ll just ignore the situation at hand. Jewel is tired of running. She doesn’t understand why it’s a necessity and fervently wishes her parents would just lay everything on the table. Deep inside, she just wants them to be honest with her, once and for all. Read on »
Salt City by Robert C. Fleet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mark Cornell wasn’t your every day private investigator. He was a full-fledged college student working the job on the side for a lawyer hoping to make ends meet. Mark dreams of becoming more than what he is now and knows he’ll achieve his hopes if he keeps trying. Yet when the current assignment he’s working on takes a vicious turn, his entire life changes within the blink of an eye.
Witness to Anne Malloy’s jumping out of a window and plummeting to her death six stories down, Mark realizes that there’s more to his assignment than his boss is letting on. The woman’s husband seems to have more secrets than he’d ever imagined and he, himself, is now a suspect in the crime. It doesn’t matter that he’s innocent. The police are only concerned about the fact that he was in the right place at the wrong time. Furthermore, they’re convinced Mark may know more than he’s actually saying, even if he’s been written off as nothing more than a peeping tom. Read on »
My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the moment she pulled Excalibur free of the stone, Ryan DuLac’s life went from being practically unknown to being plunged into the limelight, so to speak. It didn’t help that Matt had revealed himself to be Merlin before the entire world thereafter. Oh no, that’s quite a little thing compared to the enormous weight that now sits upon her shoulders. Her priorities have taken a different turn and she’s supposed to fulfill the obligations that surround the life of a sword-bearer now that she can wield Excalibur. That, unfortunately, is the least of her worries.
Determined to shun the responsibility of being the sword-bearer, Ryan claims that she needs more to time to come to grasp with her new status. She wants nothing to do with Camelot or the sword itself. In her mind, she did her duty and Matt can take care of the rest. Yet when a second tremor rocks the entire world, she realizes she can’t quite run from her past or the rocky onset of the future. Read on »
My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Arriane DuLac, or Ryan, as she prefers to be called has had to put up with a lot of pain and heartache. Her mother was taken from her unexpectedly as she’d tried to protect her from outside forces. Forces that are hell-bent on ending her own life, once and for all. Ryan, on the other hand, refuses to go down without a fight. Deep inside, she yearns to avenge her mother’s death and hopes to get that very chance some day soon.
When a giant stone with King Arthur’s stone, Excalibur, falls smack dab in the middle of Trafalgar Square, Ryan and the entire world are thrown for a loop. Her ex-boyfriend, Matt Emrys seems to know something about the spectacle itself, yet he refuses to say exactly what it is he knows. Ryan does her best to get Matt to divulge his secrets, but her feminine wiles can only go so far. Not that Matt’s falling for them, mind you. He has a much larger agenda on his hands and he’s not quite paying attention to the situation at hand. Or so Ryan thinks. Read on »