AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER at AMAZON .99 “LOVE POTION #9”

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Grab you copy today. Available for pre-order at Amazon now. A great group of bestselling authors with awesome paranormal short stories. No cliffhangers, all with a happily ever after ending. You won’t want to miss out on this one!

Love’s Long Shadow by Ciara Knight

Sammy Lorre was cast from Heaven for conduct unbecoming an angel. Living in a demon-infested small town with no memory of her previous life, she faces never-ending purgatory until Boon saunters into her life with a promise of angelic love. But is he an angel from heaven or a minion from the underworld preying on her human emotions? To discover his true identity, she must risk eternal damnation and her heart.

The Owl and the Pussycat by Nancy Segovia

Cats and birds cannot mate, everyone knows that. However, Ophelia and Caesar prove them wrong, and the only question that remains is which will come first, the kitten or the egg.

Moon Dance by Althena Grayson

Two outcasts defy the traditions of the Otherworld to find an unlikely love in the tumultuous early 1970s amid second-wave feminism and the rebellious rock music club scene.

Sometimes Thorns are all Black by Danielle DeVor

A new re-telling of Sleeping Beauty with a splash of vampires, magic, and a hint of terror. Will the princess be saved? Will the bat brooch save the day?

Dark Warrior by Denna Holm

Jada is a lifelong avid bow hunter. Hunting takes on a whole new meaning when she becomes the hunted, the hunter a rogue werewolf.

Secret Heart of Lucie Blade by Diane J Reed

What happens when an ex-con mom uses tactics she learned in prison to help the principal of a run-down school raise cash for the PTA? Pure magic– and a romance that breaks all the rules….

The Misplaced by Jody A. Keeler

Crabby antisocial ghost hunter, Chris Abeyta has more ghosts than he can handle, an astral projecting witch and a possible love interest, and a smart-ass spirit guide. What could possibly go wrong?

Wolf at the Door

Billionaire werewolf Manfred O’Malley and Nadia Yevenko– mermaid and realtor: separated by prison and lies, thrown together by their son. Will vengeance keep them separated forever?

The Long Sleep by Phil Hore

When a werewolf discovers an ancient Japanese demon murdering the staff of an estate, can he save himself and the soul of a mysterious girl trapped there? Set in LA just after WW2, it appears that some horrors from the war may have been brought home in this latest Amun Galeas & Sebastian Vulk supernatural/historical adventure.

The Exquisite & Immaculate Grace of Carmen Espinoza by Rebecca Taylor

Through the Window Pain: Pleasure & Passion by Rosalie Redd

Despite her independent nature, when Celia’s biological clock strikes she must take a trip to The Windows to find a suitable male or risk losing her sanity. Mason has had his eye on the hardened Celia for quite some time, and when they are thrust together at The Window, what he desires most is within his grasp, if he can break down her defenses and show her the true passion in his heart.

Lunacy by Shawna Romkey

Detention, homework, werewolf slaying … what’s your Monday look like?

Only the Fallen by Tmonique Stephens

Banned from Heaven.

Escaped from Hell

They are UnHallowed.

Embracing Darkness by Yelena Casale and Tina Moss

When fallen angels and demons collide, Zoey and Rafe must put there faith in each other, not by running from the night, but by embracing darkness.

A few ARC copies are available if you are interested in offering a review. Drop me a line and I’ll see about getting you a copy. 

BROKEN ENGLISH by Marita A. Hansen

Broken English (Broken Lives Book 1) by [Hansen, Marita A.]

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For me, the name Dante conjured up two images. The first was the epic depictions of Hell from Dante’s Inferno, with people burning for their sins. The second image was a sexual depiction. I don’t know where it came from, but as far back as I can remember, I had always associated the name Dante with a beautiful and sexy man. I’d imagined a dark-haired, dark-eyed, gorgeous lothario, the type who could capture a woman’s heart with just one look. Dante was the Fabio of my generation, the heartthrob that got women’s hearts beating fast, made us want this man to rip our clothes off and to throw us onto the bed.

Little did I know that the Dante that walked into my life was very different from the one I’d imagined. Oh, he was dark-haired, dark-eyed, gorgeous, even a lothario … just … he wasn’t a man. He was a fifteen-year-old boy who was going to send me to the Hell his namesake had written about.

Marita A. Hansen

SOME FACTS ABOUT MARITA:

NATIONALITY: I am a New Zealander with Croatian heritage.

SPORTS: As a teen my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now I stick to running and have completed a marathon.

CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.

FAVOURITE FOODS: I’m vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.

BAD HABITS: I’m a major procrastinator that can’t seem to earn money to save myself!

STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.

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My review:

Five out of five stars

Every now and then a novel comes along that really takes me by surprise. Broken English by Marita A. Hansen is one of them. I think I went into this story thinking it would be a twisted tale about forbidden sex, an older married woman finding herself attracted to a younger teenage boy. Clara had her demons to fight, no doubt about it, but I’m wondering how any of us women would have fared against a street-smart kid like Dante Rata. I alternated between feeling sorry for the young man, (wanting to take him home so I could take care of him) to wishing I could stick a bar of soap in his potty mouth. But then I also wished he’d been a little older so I could justify in my head how Clara felt about him, because I understood it.

Dante is fifteen going on thirty. He’s had a hard life, his good looks not doing him any favors. He is used and abused, mostly by women, and craving someone to treat him like a real person, and not just a play-toy. Not that he doesn’t enjoy the ladies. He’s got a tough outer shell, built up over years of abuse, and it’s difficult for him to let anyone get close. Clara starts out wanting to help him, but he’s not like any other student she’s ever dealt with. A little out of her league.

It’s difficult to say too much else without giving everything away and I don’t want to ruin the story for you. Don’t go into this thinking it’s only about sex. There is way more involved that you’d have to read to understand. I don’t give out five stars easily, but this one definitely deserves it. Give it a read. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

 

MEET AUTHOR ROSITA BIRD

Rosita is married with two children.  She has worked as a legal secretary, a childminder, nursery assistant, and as an accommodation provider for fostered teenagers. She attributes former health problems to not eating properly as a child, thus many of her books are aimed at encouraging healthy eating and have received positive feedback from Jamie Oliver’s team.  In addition several of them raise money for various charities.

Emma Tate hates eating anything nutritious. When her despairing mother buys her a pretty plate to encourage her to eat up her dinner, she is unimpressed – until the elf that lives inside the house on the plate begs her to eat the food blocking his doorway so that he can come out. When she does, she finds proper food is not so bad as she thought! Beautifully illustrated throughout by Lynn Costelloe, Emma Tate and the Magic Plate is a fun story that encourages children to eat healthily. The author attributes current health problems to unhealthy childhood diet, and dedicates this book to all the parents of fussy eaters out there.

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The title,and cover art are eye catching in a pleasant way. Inside the illustrations are colourful with just enough detail for a young audience.The magical Elf in the plate is a fun fantasy children will really enjoy. The concept of a special plate is a great idea parents can use to encourage their children to eat healthy foods. I hope to see the Elf in the plate return for a sequel!
Perhaps a special plate like the one in the book will be available for sale in the future? Maybe as an option with the sequel?

Interview Rosita Bird by Lynne North

Hi all. Are you ready to meet another ‘Crimson Cloak Publishing’ author? Today, we meet Rosita Bird.

 1)    Do you write books as a career, or are you currently still juggling your author time with a full or part time job?

I am retired from Childminding and working at a nursery. I am hoping this will be a new career for me.

2)    Have you always wanted to be an author, or did some time or event in your life set you on the path?

No. I had a mental breakdown in 2005 and as part of the therapy I went to a writing group which was mainly poetry. I enjoyed this. I then wrote my first book ‘Vegetables Count.’

3)    Do you always write in the same genre, or do you sometimes like a change of theme? If you haven’t already, is there another genre you would like to write?

Yes. Most of my books are for young children aged between 3 – 7. I am hoping to write two in the future about my journey through mental health. Also a true story about my parents, how they met. This will need some research as it involves my grandfather who was taken to a camp by Nazi’s during the Second World War from occupied Holland.

4)    As a writer, what is the best thing that has happened to you, and what is that most exciting thing that could happen to you?

I think possibly meeting John L. D. Barnett was good as he helped me get in with his publisher. He was originally going to do illustrations for me but he had a lot on and we had different ideas on illustrations for children. I have been congratulated by Jamie Oliver’s team for my healthy eating books for children and on their Pinterest site. I have also been endorsed by Simon Weston OBE. I have done two books for charity one local Animal Rescue Centre and Care After Combat.

5)    How do you view the promotion, book signings etc. Is it something you enjoy, or do you prefer the writing stage?

I am quite shy and uncomfortable with that sort of thing. I have done it locally. Navigo (Mental Health in Lincolnshire) supported me on my first launch.

 

Sounds like you never have a dull moment, Rosita! It’s wonderful to have a career that you love so much. Long may you continue to produce such a varied collection of books. Lynne North.

 

MEET AUTHOR NANCY SEGOVIA

One of fifteen authors a part of the boxed set of paranormal short stories Love Potion #9

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I am happy to introduce Nancy Segovia, one of the fourteen authors in the collection of paranormal short stories in “Love Potion #9”, due to be released on September 1st, 2016.

Nancy Segovia has been a professional writer for over 25 years. She has achieved publishing success in the fields of adult fiction, children’s literature, newspaper journalism, feature magazine articles and poetry.

Her other published works include Shine published by Faith and Reason Publishing in 2013, Dragon Tears in 2014, and The Journey Home released in late 2015 all from Faith and Reason Publishing. Her story The Owl and the Pussycat will appear in the box set Love Potion #9 on September 1, 2016, and her award-winning novel, When You Wish Upon A Star is scheduled to be re-released in September, 2016 by Faith and Reason Publishing.

She has a Master of Arts in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University, and a Masters of Liberal Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. She is a retired college English professor, and is a lifelong learner, who takes continual college level MOOC courses on anything that piques her interest. She is an avid animal activist and owns four rescue dogs and six ornery cats, and is active in slaughter horse rescue.

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Can a boy without magic and a dragon that can’t fly save their world from destruction? In a land of magic users, one boy is born without magic. In a realm of angry dragons, one dragon befriends a human boy. Together, they follow their hearts on a journey to save their land. They are joined by a wily old wizard and another young dragon on a quest into the unknown to find the creator dragon – Skyhawk — the only one who can save their world from a devastating war. Adventure and danger awaits the misfit group as they travel across the endless Sea of Lights, escape the mysterious earth dragons in the Valley of Death, and continue to search for the mythical Singing Mountains and Cloud Caverns. Will they succeed in finding the powerful dragon and prevent the coming war, or will they fail in their quest, and lose not only their lives but all of creation as well?

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Dragon Tears is a charming fantasy for a wide range of readers! I read this novel to my fourth graders, and they were enchanted by the fast-moving plot and adventures of Patrik as he not only navigates a fantastical world, but also the struggles that beset any youth as he endeavors to grow and mature. Of particular delight to young readers are the well delineated main characters who feel like they are misfits because they can’t engage in particular forms of magic. Yet who doesn’t feel like an outcast between the ages of 8 and 18? As the main characters draw upon each other’s strengths and wisdom, they embark on a journey to save their land anyway, which leaves the reader rooting for these underdogs as they achieve many victories. Vividly told, this is one fantasy tale that brings real-world character building to the young reader’s experience and will make you want to revisit the story again and again.
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Nancy Segovia makes a beautiful read for all ages of morals about no matter our differences and what we were “raised to believe ,” we have the ability to overcome if we can look a little farther and a little deeper than what we have been taught our whole life. In a world such as ours, with society being what it is these days, this book should, in my opinion, be a must in EVERY SCHOOL, AND EVERY GRADE, at least ONCE. Both of my boys will be required to read this as we do homeschooling, but, we also do not allow bigotry OF ANY KIND OR DISCRIMINATION. And without the youngsters in this book, and thankfully the Wizard, whom has actually had real interaction with dragons, helped these ‘races’ or ‘species’. I loved this book, you will too, I think! I received this book in return for an honest review.
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Watch for it– September 1st, 2016

LOVE POTION #9

USA TODAY BESTSELLING & AWARD WINNING AUTHORS!

This collection of paranormal romance stories, novellas, and full-length novels has something to satisfy everyone. For those that like just a little spice to those that like it steaming hot, our 15 authors have collaborated to bring you the best in paranormal romance.

A mermaid with a werewolf baby who was separated from her love… A love affair between a Russian eagle owl and a Siamese cat… A werewolf who falls in love with a ghost… Magical princesses and knights who travel through time to escape the horrors of their world… A retelling of Sleeping Beauty with vampires, magic, and terror… shamanic magic and astral travel…all can be found within. This enormous box set offers the reader a taste of everything. You will get hours of entertainment, novelty and enjoyment all the while knowing that there will be a satisfying Happily Ever After ending to each story. No cliffhangers and no partial novels here, just spellbinding stories you can really sink your fangs… Er, teeth into.

As you can see from the photo, I am going to be a part of this wonderful collection of short stories by award winning authors. In Dark Warrior Jada Talbot is an avid bow hunter who likes nothing more than to ride on horseback during elk season into the back country of Oregon. She and her four friends find more than they bargain for when they run into a handsome stranger chasing two rogues from another world. What happens when the hunter becomes the Hunted? Unfortunately, Jada learns this one the hard way.

I’ll be keeping you up to date as the release date of September 1st 2016 draws closer. Love Potion #9 will be available for pre-order before then. I can’t wait to show you the cover for Dark Warrior. Woo-hoo!!

 

 

GLODWYN’S TREASURE CHEST by Helen Alexander Rusinoff

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Glodwyn’s Treasure Chest contains twelve charming short stories for children, collected by a gnome.
With fairy stories, “dragons” and alligators, time-travelling children, a Firehouse Dog and a Pony which refuses to be ridden, there is something for everyone in this gem of a book.

It began as a way for authors to introduce people to their work, and was intended to be distributed free. In order to reach catalogs which do not accept free books, it was decided to make a charge on such platforms but donate all monies received to charity. The charity chosen for “Glodwyn’s Treasure Chest” was the World Literacy Foundation. They are an international charity which recognizes the link between literacy and conquering poverty, ill health and practices such as child marriage, and seeks to help with basic literacy skills through clever use of modern technology and cloud computing. Why not download the book and enjoy these charming stories, then donate to the World Literacy Foundation’s work and help children around the world to read themselves towards a better life!

Contributors Include: Helen Alexander (Story: The Ugly Princess), Esma Race (Story: Horrid Rex Bites the Dust), Elizabeth Grace (Story: An Everglades Tale)
B Well (Story: Curiosity and the Two Princes), Michael Thal (Story: Signs of Friendship), Gary Winstead (Story: The Pony No-one Could Ride)
Penny Estelle (Story: The Red-Eyed Mr. Glumb), Mary Filmer (Story: Mushroom Hop, with own illustration), L Sydney Abel (Story: A Toadstool Tale, with own illustrations), Wesley Tallant (Story: Mister Sparks, the Firehouse Dog), Janice Clark (Story: The Dragon Said Moo)

Illustrators: John Barnett (Cover illustration), Veronica Castle (Sketches for Horrid Rex), Vincent Noot (The Cute Family Go Ballooning)

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Lynne North

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Finn is a bored young leprechaun. He lives with his mum and dad in a small village named Duntappin, and goes to the local school there. He spends most of his free time with his best friend Dallan, but craves some excitement in his life. Unfortunately, Finn missed out on being blessed by the Good Luck Fairy and soon gets far more than he bargained for. He finds himself a long way from home in the hands of a travelling circus where he is little more than a ‘freak’ to amuse the customers.

Trailer– Be Careful What you Wish For

Five out of five stars

I was lucky enough to get to get an advanced reader copy of this story. Lynne knows I have grandchildren who have loved her past novels, such as Caution: Witch in Progress, and Zac’s Destiny. I may be an adult, (an adult plus some) but I’m still a child at heart. Who wouldn’t enjoy a story about an unlucky leprechaun?

Finn is a young Leprechaun with an adventurous heart. He wants to find a way out of their boring little village and see what the big world is like. Only it’s not such a safe place for an unlucky leprechaun like himself. He gets into a big jam when he finds himself captured and put on exhibition for a traveling show. But can he find a way to escape and get back home again?

Back home, his best friend is lonely and scared for Finn. He demands to be taken along when Finn’s father decides to go out searching. There are a lot of lessons to be learned here for our own children, because let’s face it, they all tend to reach an age where they get bored and think there is more excitement to be found outside their safe homes. Finn gets out of one jam only to find himself right back in another. And on the other side, his friends and family run into their own problems while trying to find and rescue him. I can’t imagine any child (or big child) who won’t enjoy this wonderful tale.

Lynne North

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Lynne North is a children’s author who lives in the north west of England, where she works as a data analyst for one of the local Health Authorities. A lifelong reader, she has written several award-winning children’s novels and magazine articles.  Her novel “Be Careful What you Wish For” was released on St. Patrick’s Day 2016.

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THE APE IS DEAD by Nkosi Ife Bandele

I had the pleasure of editing this manuscript for Mr. Bandele and Crimson Cloak Publishing and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was a little difficult at times to concentrate on the editing because I found myself getting lost in the story. I take full responsibility for any mistakes missed because of it.🙂 Definitely worth taking a look at. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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The story of a young black student’s journey towards true love.
Insightful and funny, an excellent read.
Soup doesn’t wanna be a “soft brother” hooked up with a white girl, but damn his white girlfriend is cool, and fine! His so-called liberal college is politicized to the extreme, with a variety of interested parties insisting that he color-coordinate-date, and so he punks out and dumps his girl, and in the process learns about love, life, and the choices we make.

 

 

Nikosi Ife Bandele

Nkosi Ife Bandele has written screenplays and has three novels completed.  He lives in New York City. He works as an adjunct professor at several New York City universities teaching academic writing and the occasional literature course.  
His first novel, The Ape is Dead!, is published by Crimson Cloak Publishing. 

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Excerpt from The Ape is Dead:

Dismissed from the Black Students Union meeting, for more or less actin’ like niggas, he and I ended up alone on the library steps. I bought a forty and surprised him with some weed I received at the restaurant where I worked, as a tip from an embarrassed patron who had nothing left to offer.

My man shocked me by pulling out dirty magazines with pictures of fat black women called Black Tail. He had had the mags concealed in an oversize manila envelope.

“Damn,” I busted out. “I didn’t know you was a freak like this!”

“Ain’t nobody a bigger freak than yo ass!”

“These women weigh like ten thousand pounds!”

As I continued flipping through the pages, he got all serious.

“I like big sistas, man,” he admitted quietly.

“That’s cool. What you gittin’ all funny about?”

“Everybody know you be creepin’, man.”

“That’s me!”

“It’s disrespectful to yo girl, man.”

I got mad.

“You the one who told me not to get wit her in the first place. ‘She hate men,’ ’member? ‘She a lesbian,’ ’member?”

“She’s a sista, man, a good sista. And you can’t be steppin’ out on her with no white girl!”

I shrugged, and he changed his tone.

“You still messin’ wit that Spanish girl too?” he asked softly.

“I mess wit’ em all; that’s me. That’s what I do!”

I went off on ’im after that. “And ain’t nobody gonna tell me where to put my dick!”

I suddenly remembered the rapper Big Pun and started waving my hands in the air, like a true player for real: “I don’t discriminate / I regulate every shade of dat azz!”

“You stupid, man!”

“You know what? Some people who wouldn’t approve of this shit here. Black Tail, you kiddin’ me?”

“Fuck you!”

“Fuck you!”

“Punk!”

He knew he had said something, so he rose.

“Sit yo lil ass down!”

I lit up the joint and shoved it at him after my puff-puff.

I was fighting mad because I felt humiliated. I wasn’t even fucking the white girl! There I was, defending myself for not doing something that I should have been doing, that any person in their right mind would’ve been doing, considering how fine that girl was, being punked by a Napoleon-sized pervert using ridiculous dirty pictures to try to cure me of a disease that I didn’t have, Jungle Fever!, and white girl that I liked was gittin’ done by some other dude, a smug racist cracka at that!

I was a punk!

When it was my turn to puff-puff again, I huffed, puffed-puffed, and started wolfin’.

“You got no idea,” I said.

I had meant that he had “no idea” of how ridiculous I thought the whole situation was, and, to be honest, I was threatening him too. Anyway, that’s how he took it.

So he pounced on me.

For a second, it was funny having that lil motherfucker try to put me in some kind of wrestling hold, which he’d no doubt seen on those dumbass wrestling shows that he watched all the time. I giggled the whole time and, more importantly, did everything in my power not to drop the joint.

Sweatin’, huffin’, and puffin’, he repeated, “You crazy, man. Somebody need to kick yo black ass!”

Finally, after I decided not to slam his head into the concrete, we fell back and had a good one together.

“You more worried about the weed than me kickin yo ass!” he snapped.

“Puff-puff-pass. And shut up!” I snapped back.

He took a big hit, huff and puff, like I had before, and he started gagging afterward.

“Immapunk?” I shook my head. “And you a no-weed-smokin’-ass-motherfucker!”

THE BEACH HUT by Suzanne King

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Emmeline’s enchanted beach hut can take her anywhere she wants to go. When she and her cat Chesterpuss are sent to spend the summer at her Aunt Adna’s, the beach hut comes too. Soon Emmeline is plotting to “rescue” her cousin Alice from her sickroom for some restorative fresh air and adventure, meeting some adorable friends along the way.
After years of being kept in her bedroom by her overprotective mother, Alice realises that her cousin Emmeline, with her furry feline friend Chesterpuss and their enchanted flying beach hut, could be her only hope of seeing the outside world again. Emmeline, with the help of Chesterpuss and the adorable Pip and Penelope, plot a daring escape that leads to one amazing journey that Alice will never forget …
The author was inspired by numerous visits to Holkham beach in Norfolk, UK, and seeing the lovely brightly coloured beach huts there. The result was this charming children’s Fantasy chapter book for children aged 7-9 years of age.
The book contains an introductory foreword by the Countess Lady Leicester.
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Suzanne King is a very new children’s author and loves to read children’s books. Her favourite books are The Lion The Witch and Wardrobe, Mary Poppins, Charlotte’s Web and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to name just a few. Suzanne loves the seaside and spending time walking along the beach.

LIGHTS OF POLARIS by Melodie Ramone

 

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3 our of 5 stars

This is tough one for me to review. On the one hand, we have some of the best writing I’ve come across in a long time. Unfortunately, it also had issues I didn’t care for.

The main story revolves around Daisy Cade, a rather free-spirited young woman caught up in an abusive relationship. She eventually finds the courage to leave him and begins a new relationship with Stuart Adkins, lead singer of a popular band. As one could easily imagine, Daisy’s ex doesn’t take this well and it leads to problems. This brings us to one of the best scenes I’ve ever read. Had me chewing on my fingernails.

The story has interesting, three-dimensional characters and an exciting, tension-filled plot. So why only three stars?

Not all writers, or readers, are looking for the same thing in a novel. It would be a boring world if we did. And while there was much I liked about this novel, there was an equal amount I didn’t. One of my biggest pet-peeves while reading is head-hopping, and there is a lot of that going on here. Enough where I had a tendency to lose track of whose head I was supposed to be in. The second issue I struggled with was getting sidetracked with too many side stories. I don’t mind learning a little about secondary characters, but I don’t want to move inside their heads and learn everything. The main story had a tendency to get lost in the many side stories and, unfortunately, I tended to skim.

If you’re like me, and this sort of thing bothers you, Lights of Polaris is probably not going to be a novel you’ll totally enjoy. On the other hand, if you find multiple views and side stories exciting, you’re going to love this. Even with issues I didn’t like, it definitely still had parts that held me absolutely spellbound. I’ll look forward to reading more by this author in the future, especially if point of view is held a little better.

Author: Melody Ramone

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