Posted October 28, 2022 by Marsha in Discussion Post / 0 Comments
I hate tough choices, I’m damned if I do – and damned if I don’t kind of choices.
I’ve decided to combine this website Paranormal-y Romantic with my larger Keeper Bookshelf website… for several reasons. I ‘could’ mix these Paranormal Romance stories and reviews into my Shifter Haven site, but I want to keep that unique with only Shifter Romance. And my (mostly Contemporary Romance Harlequin-styled) Happily Ever After Romance website just doesn’t fit this genre at all so that stays separate.
Between health reasons, increased home-life responsibilities, and a reduction in reading time… I honestly cannot do for Paranormal-y Romantic what I need to, which is spend more time (that I don’t have) promoting it, and reading books for it.
It’s not an easy decision, but the logical choice for now.
If you love Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Women’s Fiction, or even Paranormal Cozy Mysteries then you’ll now find those reviews here at Keeper Bookshelf (KeeperBookshelf.com) – @keeperbookshelf on Twitter.
If you’re a lover of those shifting, furry, sexy couples then perhaps Shifter Haven (ShifterHaven.com) – @ShifterHaven on Twitter might be something to check out.
And finally, if you love a good Contemporary (an occasional Historical) Romance then Happily Ever After Romance (HappilyEverAfterRomance.com) – @HEA_Romanceblog on Twitter might be something you’d enjoy.
Thank you to all past visitors to my site/blog or Twitter followers, you are all amazing. I know people cannot actually see a heavy heart, but I’m certainly feeling one with this decision.
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Posted October 1, 2022 by Marsha in Paranormal Romance, Pre-Ordered Title / 0 Comments
October is the month when I read more than my usual amount of Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Cozy Mysteries, PWF, or, well, you get the idea – if it’s a paranormal it’s going to be on my October reading list. So when I got the Bookbub announcement about this almost here release, of course, I checked it out. And, honestly, it sounds delicious… Check it out and see why this one grabbed my imagination.
Returning to her beloved home of Salem after a trip away, Lucy Finch can’t shake the feeling of anxiety that suddenly plagues her. Nor can she shrug off her third eye’s urging that she has a mission she must undertake—a secret she must uncover.
As a green witch, Lucy has always felt strongest and the most at home in the forest, surrounded by nature. But when a disturbing dream wakes her and sends her fleeing into the woods, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. She expected her element. Perhaps a message from spirit. She didn’t expect to cross paths with a sexy-as-sin man, straight out of a movie scene.
Jonas Morley isn’t like the other residents of Hallows End. He knows the town’s secrets, as well as Salem’s, and it has been his honor and duty to protect them for as long as he can remember. But the gorgeous witch who graces the town’s hidden border shakes him and makes him second-guess his directive. She calls to him like no other. But can he save his home and those under his care and still make her his? Or will their union mean danger and destruction for not only them but also those who live within the town’s borders?
Curses don’t discriminate, and the curse of the blood moon is the most determined and dangerous of all.
Hallows End is the first book in the Curse of the Blood Moon Series.
Yeah. That sounds too good to pass up.
Tags: Hallows End, Kristen Proby, Paranormal Romance, Pre-Ordered, The Curse of the Blood Moon #1
Posted September 24, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Series / 0 Comments
Her life wasn’t all bad until she woke up a vampire.
Sabrina raised a daughter, started her own coffee shop, and bought her dream house in her hometown of New Orleans. If she had to complain about anything, it would be the seventh level of Hell hot flashes that come with being 53 years old. That is until she wakes up as a vampire.
Her body has never been more perky and her hair is a dream. Problems? Several. A vampire shouldn’t have hot flashes, mood swings that rival a rollercoaster ride, and the urge to drop into a dead sleep at 9:00 pm.
There is a God and he goes by the name of Christoph, the king of the New Orleans coven and a vampire who is hotter than her night sweats. Ready to jump his ancient bones, she manages self-control. Barely. When she learns he can cure more than her animalistic urges, she will promise anything.
Enter the misfits. A succubus kicked out of Hell, an old as dirt reaper, a purple dragon whose hiccups light eyebrows on fire, and a cute as can be pooch that’s really a Hellhound. All occupants of the B&B, Fangri-La, and Sabrina’s job is to turn Christoph’s new acquisition into a thriving business. Holy hot flashes, she may have sunk her fangs into more than she can handle.
Titles in the Misfits of New Orleans series include — A Vampire’s Midlife Crisis —♦— A Vampire’s Spooktacular Wedding —♦—
Tags: A Vampire's Midlife Crisis, ARC, Misfits of New Orleans #1, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Valerie Twombly
Posted September 22, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Cozy Mystery Paranormal Style, Paranormal, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Series / 0 Comments
She’s desperate for a fresh start, but is a mansion on sale too good to be true?
Sydney Coleman has it all—until she doesn’t. Fate turns her world upside down and sends her running to a tiny town in Maine. She hopes to make the best of her fresh start, but the powers that be aren’t quite finished…
No sooner does she launch her bed and breakfast, than a trio of ghosts oppose her at every turn. They insist she solves the murder of their mistress, but Sydney is desperate for cash. If she can’t book some guests fast, her haunted mansion is utterly doomed.
Will Sydney solve the murder and save the manor, or will the mansion claim another life?
Titles in the Mysteries of Moonlight Manor series include — Moonlight and Mischief —♦— Moonlight and Magic —♦— Moonlight and Mayhem —♦—
Tags: Booksprout ARC, Molly Fritz, Moonlight and Mischief, Mysteries of Moonlight Manor #1, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Trixie Silvertale
Posted September 3, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Cozy Mystery Paranormal Style, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Series / 0 Comments
How many Santas does it take to commit a murder?
Daisy Montgomery remains stuck somewhere between life and death, leaving her spirit roaming Dandelion Ponds. But when Mrs. Baker, Daisy’s neighbor, and faux grandmother, turns up in the morgue screaming she was murdered by Santa, Daisy is determined to find the killer.
Convincing super-sexy Charlie O’Sullivan to help her find out whodunit isn’t difficult. But finding the murderer amongst the town’s several resident Saint Nicks is!
With the annual Santa contest about to bring even more wannabe Kris Kringles into Dandelion Ponds, time is running out to find the killer. And when the murderer catches onto the investigation, it’s Charlie’s life on the line. If they can’t catch this bad Santa in time, then Charlie could be the next victim of ho-ho-homicide.
Titles in the Dandelion Ponds Mystery series include — In High Spirits —♥— The Hollyday Spirits —♥— That’s The Spirit —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that might contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Tags: Beth Prentice, Booksprout ARC, Dandelion Ponds Mystery #2, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, The Hollyday Spirit
Posted August 31, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Cozy Mystery Paranormal Style, Magic & Shifters, Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Series / 0 Comments
A confused new witch and a familiar with more attitude than aptitude!
I’d barely accepted I was half magic-blood when my sister-from-another-mister showed up in a tacky van and dumped me in the witchness protection program.
Now I’m stuck in a house with an arrogant warlock and an ancient gossip-loving witch in a neighborhood with more secrets than stray cats. I shouldn’t be here, for mortal’s sake, I’m 30 years old!
Soon after arriving, I wake up as a cat and discover the chatter in my head since moving here has been the local cat population talking. Is this what’s made me so interesting to all the wrong people? I’m a witch who can shift? Maybe I need witchness protection after all.
When someone with dark magic starts luring wayward teens away from the area, it leaves me questioning how good this protection program really is. But before I can learn how to stop blowing things up with my magic or turning into Abby the tabby, another teen witch goes missing.
This time, I fear that she was taken to get to me, so it’s up to me and my fat tomcat familiar to save her. If I can’t, the darkness won’t stop at me. It will come for us all.
Titles in the A Witch Shifter Cozy Mystery series include — A Cagey CATastrophe —◊— A Creepy CATalyst —◊—
Tags: A Cagey CATastrophe, A Witch Shifter Cozy Mystery #1, Booksprout ARC, M.L. Bonatch, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Posted August 19, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Cozy Mystery Paranormal Style, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Series / 0 Comments
Broken hearts and fresh starts. The winds of change are about to sweep me off my feet…
The good thing about rock bottom is that things can’t get any worse. After walking in on my husband in flagrante with a young nurse I’d been mentoring, I packed my bags and got out of there. I wish I could say I boarded a plane to start again somewhere tropical, but when you get to my age you tend to have too many things anchoring you to one spot.
My ‘new life’ was going to take place roughly two miles away from my old one. Forty, financially unstable, and fumbling my way into a new career courtesy of the run-down motel my grandmother left me in her will.
Then fate intervenes.
A body in the motel pool, a town full of people pointing fingers at me, and my only alibi? A ghost that keeps telling me that I’ve come of age, whatever that means. Who’s going to believe me though?
I’ve heard people say ‘life begins at forty’, but if I don’t want that to be a life sentence for murder, then I better figure out what happened on Saturday night. A dusty old box of books in my attic might hold some answers…
I’m going to have to save myself because no one else is going to do it for me. Life has changed, and now when adventure calls, I answer. Age is just a number, after all.
Titles in the Midlife Strikes series include — Bewitched Beginnings —◊—
Tags: Bewitched Beginnings, Booksprout ARC, Mara Webb, Midlife Strikes #1, Paranormal Women's Fiction, PWF
Posted August 15, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Cozy Mystery Paranormal Style, Paranormal, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Series / 0 Comments
When Nikki Knight returns to her childhood stomping grounds in Frog Hollow Georgia, she realizes life has become nuttier than the pecan muffins at her late grandmother’s haunted B&B. But the only ghost in the Moonlight Mansion is the previous lady of the house, still roaming the halls in her afterlife.
Not ten steps into town, Nikki finds herself with a furry new companion. An abandoned royal dachshund who just might carry the secret to his past owner’s untimely demise. But when Nikki is seen snooping around at one too many crime scenes, the local officer becomes suspicious and begins popping up where she least expects him.
Now, she needs to find out what happened ASAP and protect Prince Dasher Dangerdog Bean from falling into the wrong—and deadly—hands.
Can Nikki and her royal dachshund solve the case? Or will they end up roaming the Moonlight Mansion with her grandmother?
Titles in The Accidental Ghost Detective series include — Scents and a Suspect —♠— Trails and a Traitor —♠—
Tags: Booksprout ARC, Emmie Lyn, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Scents and a Suspect, The Accidental Ghost Detective #1