Category: Owned

The Marked by Eve Langlais

Posted June 8, 2022 by Marsha in Dystopian, Owned, Paranormal / 0 Comments

In a futuristic society, fate is decided by genetics, and love is only for the elite.

The mark appeared while I slept and can’t be ignored. I must present myself to the Consulate and from there…

I don’t know what happens. While I’ve been taught the mark is an honor, I have no idea what it means. Questioning isn’t encouraged.

I must obey.

My change in status exposes me to a violent side of society that I never suspected. Brings me to a strange and wondrous place known as the surface, where I am immersed in a different way of living.

I discover pleasure. Am involved in intrigue. Learn about lies and different perspectives of the truth.

I must also make a choice between a man who is part of the caste system and the one who would destroy it.

This is an adult 18+ story that might contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Wings in the Night – The Beginning of my Paranormal Romance Adventure

Posted June 7, 2022 by Marsha in Discussion Post, Owned, Paranormal / 0 Comments

I have a love affair going on with one particular series, Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night.  I cannot tell you how many times I’ve reread this series, or back in the day, waited impatiently for the next new release.  I truly believe that it was this series of sexy, alpha-strong vampires and their Chosen mates that set Paranormal Romance as a genre of Romance that I would never, ever outgrow.

Sure the guys were hot, sexy, and annoyingly alpha in their attitudes toward women.  Now, granted these men (and some women) came from a much older time, had lived in a far different society than what we call modern-day… and their attitudes carried through with them during the long, long lives they’ve lived.

If you receive Maggie Shayne’s newsletter, then you’ll know that she has won the entire series back from Harper Collins/Harlequin/Sillhoutte/Mira – and legally, and in my opinion, rightfully they all are back with their creator.  They’ll be getting the royal treatment, and will soon be back on the shelves.  I’m excited for her that her book babies are now home for good.  Although I’m not a writer but a reader, I still understand how important this decision is.

This is one of those times when I wish I could erase all memory of a book and read it again for the first time, but since I have these in print and e-book well, I’m just going to set up a time to binge-read the entire series (and connections) soon.  If you haven’t read anything by Maggie Shayne yet, then here’s the link to her website.  Since she writes in several genres I’m betting you’ll find something to enjoy.  Maggie Shayne website.

*this is a discussion post, views are my own*


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Witch’s Block by Amy Boyles

Posted May 2, 2022 by Marsha in Owned, Paranormal, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Series / 0 Comments

At forty-three, Paige Provey is at the height of her career. As the author of a successful paranormal book series, she has a legion of fans who all believe she has powers herself. But when Paige’s ex-husband reveals that she’s a fraud, she quickly finds herself and her career canceled.

But Paige is still under a publishing contract, so she must put out a new book–one that will save her career. The only problem is her crippling case of writer’s block. So she heads to a lakeside community to refill her creative well.

Only while she’s there strange things begin to happen: Paige speaks to a woman who she swears is transparent, and everyone in town dresses as if it’s Halloween. Not only that but there’s a very mysterious (and attractive) man who claims to hunt monsters.

As if that’s not weird enough, when Paige’s ex-husband winds up dead, she becomes the primary suspect in his murder. Can Paige write another book, figure out the mystery surrounding Willow Lake, and also prove her innocence? Or will all her dreams go up in flames?

Titles in The Accidental Medium series include — Witch’s Block – Poisoned Prose –

This is an adult 18+ story that might contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Starry with a Chance of Nightshade by Mandy M. Roth

Posted May 1, 2022 by Marsha in Owned, Paranormal, Paranormal Women's Fiction, Series / 0 Comments

Detective Stratton Bright is a man with many secrets.

He came to Grimm Cove on the hunt for monsters created by a madman.

Not only is he a Fae who is duty-bound by birth to protect those who cannot protect themselves, but he’s got a personal stake in the matter.

Now, after years with no leads, the monsters have resurfaced at the same time a new arrival comes to town—a woman Stratton finds himself oddly drawn to.

Is it just a coincidence or are the events related? And if so, what could the monsters possibly want with her?

Titles in the Grimm Cove series include —  Cloudy With A Chance of Witchcraft – Hexing With A Chance of Tornadoes – Spellcasting With A Chance of Spirits – Starry With A Chance of Nightshade – Windy With A Chance of Wolfsbane –

This is an adult 18+ story that might contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Aged to Perfection: A Magical PWF Collection by various authors

Posted March 17, 2022 by Marsha in Boxed Set/Book Bundle, Owned, Paranormal Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

Featuring 19 all-new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.

Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times, and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.

Includes 19 brand new never before released stories from:
Mandy M. Roth–Running with the Devil
Michelle M. Pillow–Merely Mortal
Robyn Peterman–My Big Fat Hairy Wedding
Kristen Painter–Code Name: Mockingbird
Yasmine Galenorn–Weaver’s Web
Milly Taiden–Surviving Midlife
Renee George–The Age of Inno-Scents
Jenna Rivers–Spell of a Time
Reggi Dupree–Midlife Collision
Shéa MacLeod–Day of the Were-Jackal
Christine Gael–The Bargain
Charise M. Studesville–The Perks of Being A Hoodoo Rose
Christine Zane Thomas–A Touch of Twilight
Macy Dixon–Midlife Shelf Life
Stephanie Berchiolly–Train Bound to Forty
Nicole Rosas–Eternal
Bobby Leigh–Snow Hill: Hexed On A Feeling
Jade Greenberg–Magic Takes Manhattan
Aaron M. Cabrera–The Invention of Magic

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The Snow Leopard’s Love by Harmony Raines

Posted March 13, 2022 by Marsha in Magic & Shifters, Owned, Paranormal, Paranormal Romantic Comedy, Series, Shifter Romance, Spin-off or connected to another series / 0 Comments

Belle is done with men. Her husband left her and their children for another woman and never looked back. All she knows about her father is that he was a bad man who wound up dead because of his bad ways.

So why does she feel compelled to trust the man in front of her? A man who is obviously lying when he says he’s a snow leopard shifter. There’s no such thing as shifters. Just like there’s no such thing as true love.

Belle’s about to discover she’s wrong about a lot of things.  She’s also about to learn that Rift is the right one for her.

Rift has found his mate, at last. But Belle doesn’t want anything to do with him.

Somehow, he must persuade her that they’re meant to be together forever. However, she wants him to turn around and walk straight back out of her life.

It’s what she wants. He can see it in her eyes.  What’s a shifter to do?

When Belle and her family are threatened, Rift is the one, she calls on for help. He grabs the opportunity to show her what being a shifter’s mate is all about.

But a new discovery threatens the safety of not just Belle’s family, but Rift’s too.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in The Bond of Brothers (Wishing Moon Bay) series include – The White Wolf of Wishing Moon Bay – The Horse Shifter’s Mate – Her Fae-vorite Bear – Fae-ted to the BearThe Snow Leopard’s Love – The Dragon Shifter’s Desire

The Wishing Moon Bay world has expanded to a spin-off series (Dragon Protectors of Wishing Moon Bay) and a PWF series (Wishing Moon Magic) … so far… all set in the same town.  To learn more please check out our Wishing Moon Bay Universe page.

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Healing the Wolf by Mandy M. Roth

Posted March 10, 2022 by Marsha in Owned, Paranormal, Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Series, Spin-off or connected to another series / 0 Comments

Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative, and Shadow Agent Gram Campbell is not having a great year.

So far this alpha-male wolf-shifter has had his heart and his body broken.

Is he beyond repair, or will his destined mate bring much-needed healing to the man and the wolf within?

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Shadow Agents series include – Wolf’s Surrender – The Dragon Shifter’s Duty – Healing the Wolf – Out of the Dark –

This series is part of an entire world that consists of several relating series.  There is a suggested reading list (by the author) on our Reading Order & Cross-Over Series page.  I’d highly recommend reading them in that order, if possible because they all do blend together – a lot.

Series that connect: Immortal Ops — PSI Ops (Paranormal Security & Intelligence) — Crimson Ops — Shadow Agents — Immortal Outcasts

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Wish out of Water by Holley Trent

Posted March 4, 2022 by Marsha in Magic & Shifters, Owned, Paranormal, Series, Shifter Romance / 0 Comments

– First in a new series about the Williams siblings of Theapoke, North Carolina! –

Brook Williams was raised to avoid drawing attention at all costs. At twenty-eight, she wonders if her mermaid mother’s paranoia isolated Brook and her siblings from society to a harmful extreme. When Brook intervenes to save a stranger from a careening truck, however, she quickly learns her mother’s obsessive concerns were entirely justified.

There’s just something about Brook that Cooper Koning can’t get off his mind. At first, he thinks his infatuation is due to the concussion sustained when she shoved him out of traffic. Then he realizes that she’s simply perfect…perfect to free him from a looming future being the king of Souersland. His candid Hail Mary proposal comes with a few strings attached: Brook marries him, he’s tossed from the line of succession, she gets a wad of cash for her struggling swim school, and they go their separate ways.

Of course, Cooper soon realizes that he’d be foolish to let her go.

Now that she’s left her little world, though, the mermaid skeletons in Brook’s closet can no longer stay hidden. Her mother left the sea to escape a burdensome duty, and now that duty is Brook’s. And in a strange twist of fate, that mantle may mean that it isn’t even Cooper’s human family who should rule Souersland, but Brook’s magical one.

Can a relationship built on fables endure? Or will the star-crossed spouses quickly decide their differences are too tremendous to overcome?

Titles in the Hooked series include — Wish out of Water – Water Under the Bridge –

This is an adult 18+ story that might contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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