Shadow Visions by Gabriella Hewitt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Battling with the demons of her past, Ixa Reyes has done her best to put the deaths of her parents and her little sister behind her. She’s blamed herself for their passing, wishing she could go back in time and save them from perishing. Yet she knows such a thing can never be. She lives with the pain and heartache of the ordeal every day and knows she’ll never truly come to terms with the fact that they were taken from her at such an early age.
Determined to pick up the pieces of her life, Ixa has done everything within her power to make her grandfather proud. He loves her unconditionally and has been trying to help her nurture the powers she harbors inside. Ixa refuses to believe she’s anything special and considers her visions to be a curse inflicted upon her by the Gods. Her father says otherwise, but she’ll have none of it. Her powers are the cause of her family’s demise and she’ll have nothing to do with it, even if it surges to the surface unexpectedly, every now and then. Read on »
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 »
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 »