Winter – The Haunted Heart

For years my reader friends have been raving about Josh Lanyon, read every book she’s released and so on, and I’ve never understood the frenzy. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed the Lanyon books I’ve read, but they haven’t turned into a squealing fangirl. I’ve picked up a few books here and there, done a few buddy reads, and her writing is good, the mysteries entertaining, but when I’ve closed the book I’ve forgotten about it.

But I get it now... Winter is freaking fabulous! I loved this story so much.

Here we have a creepy old house, a main character who is so lost in his grief he is beginning to fade from the world, and a haunted mirror. The story might not be filled with surprises but damn it sent shivers down my spine LOL.

I’m so glad this is the first book in a series because I want more of Flynn and Kirk…and I want to know more about all the stuff hidden away in the basement…and Kirk, of course. There is definitely something tragic in Kirk’s past. Plus any story mentioning shrunken heads is awesome, it’s just the way it is.

If you haven’t read this is looking for something to get you in the mood for Halloween, pick this up!  You won’t be disappointed.

The Haunted Heart Winter First in a NEW series!
Still grieving over the sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the ramshackle old house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle’s mysterious museum.

But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of…

The Haunted Heart series. Four seasons. Four ghosts. Two hearts.


Since Alan died, Flynn isn’t eating, isn’t sleeping, and isn’t spending a lot of time looking in mirrors. But maybe he should pay a little more attention. Because something in that 18th Century mirror is looking at him.

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Marked by Joely Skye

For today’s post, I’ve read Marked (Northern Shifters #1) by Joely Skye. The last pages I read clutching the phone so I wouldn’t drop into the pots on the stove while I was making dinner LOL.

I was in the mood for a werewolf story so when I saw this in my stack of books (list of ebooks LOL) I figured it’d fit the bill. A year ago Alec was drugged and attacked by a group of werewolves, he doesn’t remember much, but he does remember them, and despite what anyone else might say about his sanity, he has the scars to prove it. Now he hides in the library where he works and never goes outdoors after dark and never ever if there is a full moon.

Liam is a werewolf, an alpha, who will do anything to protect his little brother, Ira, who was abducted by a group of nasty werewolves. Together with some friends, he managed to save his little brother, but the incident has changed Ira. The eight-year-old is scared and insecure and has a hard time trusting people so when he connects with the man working in the library Liam goes to have a sniff around.

Alec is Liam’s mate, but the scars mark him as prey, and Liam knows it’s only a matter of time before the group of rough wolves will come back to take his mate and little brother away from him.

I enjoyed this, liked the plot, but I was a bit confused at times, a little more of a background story probably would’ve helped with that. And, I know this is a series so maybe everything will be ironed out if I read the next book, but I would’ve loved to see a more solid ending. Still, an entertaining read if you’re into shifters.

Sadly it looks like this book no longer is available and when looking around, I can’t find anything about Joely Skye either.

MarkedMarked as prey, Alec refuses to fall for a werewolf. Until he’s forced to turn to Liam for protection.

Alec Ryerson carries a scar over his heart and scars on his psyche, ugly reminders of a nightmare that still doesn’t seem quite real. Even a year later, he stays inside on full-moon nights and avoids most people until he meets the strange and beautiful Liam.

Liam feels an undeniable pull toward Alec. However Liam is a werewolf; Alec is a human who clearly has trepidations about a relationship. Then Liam discovers he is not the first werewolf Alec has encountered. Alec has been marked for death by the murderous “quad,” a group of twisted werewolves who prey on humans. Now the quad’s sights are set on recruiting Liam’s eight-year-old brother into their murderous pack.

Liam will do everything in his power to protect both his brother and Alec from the wolves, even if it means calling in favors and killing those with whom he once ran. Because Alec, like it or not, is Liam’s chosen mate.

Possession in Session

For today I’ve read Possession in Session by E.J. Russell. You get this story by signing up for E.J.’s newsletter.

About a year ago I read Monster till Midnight and loved it, so I figured Possession in Session would be a nice little pastime.

I loved this! I seldom read about demons, I don’t know why that is, but not many demons end up in my shopping cart. AJ is a demon who has been bound to evil magicians for centuries, but after he manages to get free he gets a position at a paranormal hospital.

Wash is a witch, but there is something wrong with him. A witch can’t function with a familiar, and no familiar is willing to work with him. Without being able to do magic he can’t be more than an orderly in the hospital. He is trying to be happy, trying not to be too disappointed in never being able to become something more, but then he meets AJ.

There is an attraction, sure, but that can’t explain the strange things that are happening between AJ and Wash, and after the events of one chaotic day at the hospital they realise they can never go back to the way things were.

A fun read perfect for October when Halloween is just around the corner. And I do think I need to read more demons…and more by E.J. Russell.

Possession in sessionPossession in Session is set in the Mythmatched story ‘verse. It takes place chronologically after Demon on the Down-Low, but although a couple of characters from the earlier books in the series are mentioned, it’s mostly a stand-alone story (about 18K words).

After centuries of being bound to one greedy magician after another, Auni-jel-Chandu broke free and retreated to Sheol, outcast even among other demons. But then the Realm Accords passed, and suddenly he’s thrust into the Sheol Retraining Initiative as the newest supernatural medical technician student at United Memorial Hospital (aka St. Stupid’s).

Death and untold destruction are sure to follow. Aren’t they?

Wash Hernández might be a dud witch—he’d never been ablee to attract a familiar, so he’s as magic-null as any human—but as a St. Stupid’s orderly, he’s still able to assist supernatural beings who need medical care. But when he meets a bewildered naked demon wandering the hospital corridors and forms an instant connection, he’s not certain who needs help the most.