Review: Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs

Today I get to share with you one of my favorite series.  The Mercy Thompson series is exciting, funny and filled with paranormal.  If you haven’t picked up any of this series I would highly recommend it.  The newest addition to this series, Fire Touched pits Mercy and her mate, Adam against the fae.  They vow to protect a special boy and with it they put themselves and the entire wolf pack in danger.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

25776210Book Blurb:

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?



Mercy and Adam have faced more than their fair share of danger.  From Vampires to Fae to government agents, but when Mercy proclaims the werewolf pack the protectors of their area she causes more upheaval than planned.  The young boy blessed with Fae abilities is on the run from the Fae.  Mercy offering him sanctuary will put them in the crosshairs of the powerful Fae that want to use the boy for horrible tests.  Will Adam and Mercy be able to keep themselves, the pack and the young boy safe without destroying everyone and everything they love?

I love this series.  I adore Mercy and Adam’s relationship along with her with Zee and Tad.  The more adventures or predicaments we see Mercy in the more devoted I become with these characters.  This story was more of a building story rather than one of the more poignant ones in the series.  That being said it doesn’t take anything away from the base characters or writing.  This book like all the others was exciting, entertaining and we finally had something that needed to be done for quite a few books.  I adore Patricia Briggs’ story writing skills.  I truly can’t wait for the next Mercy Thompson book and if you haven’t picked up a Patricia Briggs book then I recommend starting with Moon Called, the first in the Mercy Thompson series.  You are guaranteed to fall in love with Mercy, the tattooed, coyote walker, VW mechanic with the heart of gold.

Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

I can’t wait to share this with you.  I have completely fallen in love with this series.  The continuation of the Throne of Glass series was something I was anticipating every since I finished Heir of FireQueen of Shadows is full of all the excitement this series has become known for.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.


Aelin is back.  The Queen of Terrasen has returned.  Only no one knows she is back in Rifthold just yet.  She is back with plans.  Plans to free her cousin, get her amulet back and pay some people back for the wrongs they have done.  Working with the rebels and Chaol she must fight for those who can’t.  Against so many odds without her magic she must use what she has always used, her skills as a master assassin.  The Queen is back so the King will do all he can to stop her and turn those with her against her. Can Aelin do what fate has forced her and rise up and become what she has always been meant to be or will she lose more of those who are important to her?

I LOVE this series.  I am completely addicted.  Though I have to say I was a bit sad at the beginning.  One of my favorite characters really changes and it saddened me.  Thank goodness it gets better fast.  Also, I can’t help but adore how Aelin really comes into her own.  She has now accepted who she is and what she is meant to become.  Though her feelings are still strong she has learned to become very queen like and overcome those who aim to hurt her.  You also, can’t help but be in awe with her strategies and fighting.  She has always been awesome but this really showcases how she has grown in that respect.  It isn’t just Aelin’s story though.  Manon, Chaol, Dorian and now Elide Lochan develop into very interesting and intrigal pieces in this series.  They all connect in one way or another.  These side characters truly add a depth to this series that makes it even more interesting.  I can’t say enough about this series and the very talented Sarah J. Maas.  All I can say to those who haven’t picked up this series is that you are truly missing out on something fantastic.

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Today I have a treat for all of you.  I was lucky enough to get my greedy little hands on a copy of Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.  I consider Ilona Andrews an author(s) whom are amongst my favorite.  Their Kate Daniels series is one of my favorites.  So, to be given a copy of their newest to review is a gigantic pleasure for me.  This is actually a serial that they were posting on their blog but have now turned into a book.  For that I am extremely thankful.  If you are a fan of Ilona Andrews then you definitely won’t be disappointed with Clean Sweep.  Be sure to read my whole review after the book blurb.

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On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.


Dina is an Innkeeper.  In our world an Innkeeper is just someone who runs a bed and breakfast but in Dina’s world of magic, werewolves and vampires she is a sort of middle ground peacekeeper.  She is expected as an Innkeeper to provide a room to anyone who needs it and protect them the entire time they are under her roof.  She understands all of the intricacies and rules since she grew up a child of Innkeepers.  Just because she knows the rules doesn’t mean when danger is near she will sit back behind the walls of her Inn and watch her neighbors be threatened.  With the help of a very hot werewolf they hunt those who are threatening her neighborhood.  Once she discovers the danger that is lurking in the bushes Dina realizes it isn’t going to be as simple as she hoped.  Not to mention the vampires who are hunting exactly what she is hunting.  The handsome vampire Arland strolls in to try to take over but she refuses to allow her neighbors in the hands of one lone vampire and an unpredictable werewolf.  Dina must get rid of the danger to her Inn, her guests and her neighbors all without letting anyone know what is going on around them.  Can Dina pull this off or will end up risking all for nothing?

This as predicted was a wonderful story.  I adored Dina and of course the hot vampire and werewolf were nice too.  The story is typical for Ilona Andrews.  There is a lot of action, magic and yet it is very believable.  You are drawn in by their wonderful storytelling ability.  Dina reminds me a bit of Kate Daniels.  This is probably why I liked her so much.  She is strong-willed and resilient.  Her independent streak and loyalty to those around her drive this story.  I love the worlds that are described.  When they describe the market it feels as if you are walking down the street yourself see all the strange goods that are being bartered.  Another fun aspect of this story is the budding love triangle between Arland, Dina and Sean.  If I were Dina I sure wouldn’t want to have to choose.  This is a great first book in a series (I hope) ***hint, hint to Ilona Andrews***  I guarantee that if you are a fan of Ilona Andrews or authors that are similar you will love this story and will be like me and itching for a sequel.   Overall, a wonderful read and a great beginning that I hope continues with more Arland, Dina, Sean and many more from Clean Sweep.

Fresh Face Friday: Iron & Wine by Candace Osmond

TGIF, Everyone!  I don’t know about you but with the heat we are suffering here it has seemed as if time was moving backwards.  But luckily we have all made to yet another Friday and I am psyched to introduce Candance Osmond and her book Iron & Wine to all of you.  It was a great story and read very well.  If you like paranormal you will definitely love this book.  Be sure to check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.  So, if you are like me and are melting with this heat you can always stay inside in the nice cool air and pick up Iron & Wine.

Book Blurb:  (Courtesy of Goodreads)

14625613Iron & Wine is an Urban Fantasy novel set in world full of hidden magical places and secret societies cloaked by modern day. In the first instalment of the Iron World Series, young artist Avery Quinn reluctantly leaves behind her quiet and comfortable home in the country and moves to the city with her best friend Julie Ryan. With the expectation that college will be the most exciting part of her life, Avery hopes that her little world remains quiet and simple. But after a troublesome blue sprite looking for help appears in her bedroom one night, her boss turns out to be a three hundred year old vampire, and her best friend accidentally reveals herself as an orphaned pixie, school quickly becomes the least of her worries. Every aspect of Avery’s life explodes with mythical beings and legendary creatures who all play a very important role in her existence. Some are friends, some are guardians, while others quickly become life threatening and deadly enemies. Avery must learn to juggle living in both her world and theirs. But, in this magical tale of strange love, strong bonds and scary beings; what once was nothing more than mere fairy tales told to her by her Aunt Tess are now a scary reality and Avery has somehow landed deep in the middle with little or no way out except death or worse…the loss of her humanity


In Iron & Wine we first meet Avery Quinn living with her Aunt Tess.  Avery is only a few days away from going to college and leaving the one person who has truly been there for her.  Her father, who has always traveled for work, left Avery with Tess at a young age.  It was Tess who introduced her to the folklore of the Fey and her very own garden appears as if it could be straight out of a fairy tale.  So, when Avery moves to the City with her best friend Jules she expects a change from what she is used to.  What she doesn’t realize is that she is going to interact with these fairy tales on a personal level.  Once Avery really sees the world around her she meets sprites, finds her roommate is a fairy, her employer is a vampire and is introduced to things she could only imagine.  But, not all these entities are good.  She must navigate a new life, new job, new school and possibly ward off evil Fae creatures that intend to do her harm.

I really enjoyed this story.  Candace Osmond creates a world that draws you in and makes you a part of it.  You could really relate to Avery and her predicaments.  It actually makes you question if you were her would you be able to handle what she does.  I thought the story and characters were well written and well-rounded.  I do wish we would have gotten more answers in this book instead of questions, but I suppose that is what a series is for.  I did notice a few grammatical errors here or there but that can usually be found in any book published independently or not.  The story is the most important and Candace hits a home-run with this one.  I can’t wait to find out more about Avery and all her friends.

Author Bio:  (Courtesy of Goodreads)

6094575Born in 1985 as Candace Osmond in North York Ontario, I began to travel with my parents at the very young age of four years old. I had lived all over Canada and seen everything my country has to offer, from the enchanting shores of Newfoundland to the gigantic snow capped mountains of British Columbia all by the time I was ten. I did, however, spend most of my life in Eastern Canada where I was surrounded by folklore and legends, not knowing how they would shape my personality and imagination for the rest of my life.
Being the only girl of my age in a small group of kids, in an even smaller town, left me spending most of my time by myself and, in result, letting my imagination take over. I would sit by the shore and dream up stories of mermaids and other fantastic creatures to pass the time. Coming from a family with writers and artists dispersed throughout, it was only natural that I spend my time writing, drawing and reading. I dreamed of becoming nothing more than an artist, a creator of any kind. By the age of eleven, I spent most of my waking hours scribbling down short stories, poems and anything else I could think of, while adding my own personal illustrations. By the age of fourteen, I had won numerous local and minor arts and writing competitions.
I excelled at anything art and literature related so, naturally, I planned to attend university for nothing more or less than that. In 2003 I planned to attend university for Creative Writing and Literary Studies. But, with the fear that I would spend all my time and money on an education and end up in a field that I may very well struggle to succeed in, I backed out and attended school for Design instead. Now, a successful Designer specializing in interiors, I met a man and fell in love. His passion and talent for art far exceeds my own, but he motivated me and awakened my old habits of staying up late and waking up early to scribble down dreams and ideas before I had forgotten them and they disappeared forever.

Spotlight and Review: Influential Magic by Deanna Chase

Happy Monday Everyone!  Today I am pleased to have a spot on the Influential Magic book tour.  This is definitely a series i want to start following.  This first book in the Crescent City Fae Series is bound to excite any paranormal/urban fantasy reader.  Be sure to check out my full review after an excerpt. Deanna Chase is also offering an awesome giveaway.  To enter just click here.

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Crescent City Fae Book 1

Deanna Chase

Genre: Urban Fantasy

ISBN: 978-0983797876


Number of pages: 318

Word Count: 95,000 words

Cover Artist: Art by PhatPuppy
Book Description:

It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.

Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.

In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.

Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust.

Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.


I fingered the thick, weighted envelope, grimacing at the blood-red wax seal. I supposed the old ones felt nostalgia for social etiquette of times past. But seriously? They carried iPhones just like everyone else. What was wrong with a phone call or an email? Of course, modern methods wouldn’t have been as dramatic.

Damn vampires.

I grabbed my antique silver letter opener and carefully broke the seal, trying not to alter it any more than necessary. If there were any lingering energy traces, I might need them later.

One elegant line was scrawled across the textured stationery.

Your honored presence is required at eight o’clock tonight at The Red Door.

Required, not requested. It wasn’t an invitation. It was a summons. And not one I could likely ignore. The Cryrique held political clout in the city. Pissing them off would only put me out of business.

Did this have anything to do with the Influence drug? My stomach turned. I was the only one in the city powerful enough to enhance the plants needed to create the narcotic. If they wanted an inside track, I was the logical choice. And the most obvious.

The phone rang, startling me out of my worried haze, and the note slipped from my fingers, landing on the desk.

Hopefully it was Phoebe with information on the messenger. I’d faxed the details to her a half hour ago.

I picked up the old-fashioned rotary phone. “The Fated Cupcake.”

“Ms. Rhoswen, you got my note, I presume,” a southern gentleman’s voice drawled.

My heart stopped. “Who is this?” I asked through clenched teeth.

He chuckled softly. “I understand you have something of mine.”

“I can’t imagine what that would be.” What the hell was he talking about?

“Not a what, a who, Ms. Rhoswen. Bring Davidson with you this evening. I look forward to our new friendship.” The line went dead with the unmistakable clatter of a phone coming to rest in its cradle. No iPhone for this vampire.

Davidson? David?

Why would the Cryrique think I had David? Phoebe said he’d cut a deal. He should’ve been home by now.

He cut a deal. Oh no…

With everything going on, I’d completely forgotten about my new assignment with the double agent. I yanked the legal envelope open and stared at the name of my new partner.

Davidson Laveaux.

“F’ing Maude!” I shrieked. With a start, Link jumped from a sound sleep, growling, his eyes glowing gold as he scanned for intruders.

“Sorry, boy. It’s okay. No one’s here but me.”

Link paced, responding to the anger in my voice.

I scanned the document, finding the classification. Sensitive: twenty-four hour detail. The Void wasn’t messing around. Whatever they were after, they meant business.

“Damn it all. How in the world am I going to spend twenty-four hours a day with a vampire?” A vampire who’d seen me naked on several occasions. I slumped in my chair, wishing I could turn the clock back thirty-six hours. Even if it meant being back in my mother’s house.

Heaving a sigh, I returned my attention to the file. What did David have to offer as a double agent, and why did Maude put me on the case? My only notable skill was locating vampires.

Then I turned the page and found my answer. Vampire Laveaux overheard a plot to abduct Agent Rhoswen. Reason unknown.


Influential Magic is the first book in the Crescent City Fae and with this book Deanna Chase has created a series that promises to be the next it series.  The world that is created is both fantastical and realistic.  In Influential Magic we meet Willow.  She is a Faerie that by day owns a magically influenced cupcake shop and by night works for a government agency run by her very spiteful aunt.  Her roommate and partner is a witch with a kick ass take names later attitude who enjoys her job of hunting and killing vampires.  Willow is also over run with hot men vying for her affections.  She is pursued by her brother’s best friend, Talisen  and her Ex-boyfriend newly turned vampire, David.  It seems everywhere she turns she is forced to fight, whether its her affections toward these gorgeous men or forced to fight her aunt who may have a hit out on her.  In the end, you are questioning everyone’s motives and feel you can only trust Willow.

I really enjoyed this story and see a lot of potential in this new series.  Deanna Chase is a gifted story-teller with a wonderful imagination.  Her characters are well-developed, but leave room for more.  Her story is exciting and entertaining with the ability to drive you to want to stay up all night to finish her book.  I guarantee if you enjoy the paranormal or urban fantasy genre you will want to add this book and the series to your reading list.

I’d like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for allowing me to host this spot today.  If you would like to learn more about Influential Magic you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.  For more information about Deanna Chase you can go to any of her links below.

About the Author

Deanna is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana.

When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hocking her wares at various bead shows across the country.

For more information and updates on newest releases visit her website at

Fresh Face Friday: Perpetual by Michaela Debelius

Happy Friday Everyone!  Today’s spotlight is on Michaela Debelius and her book Perpetual, book 1 in the Revoker Series.  This is wonderful start to a unique series.  It was a highly enjoyable read and I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.  Be sure to check out my whole review after the book blurb.

17229376Book Blurb: (Courtesy of Goodreads)

“Some people say they don’t care. I actually mean it.”

Mercy Green didn’t become this way overnight. Centuries of monotonous life have left her jaded and detached. Humans weren’t meant to live forever. But then again, she isn’t human. Adam is though, and his purity baffles her. How can he remain unpolluted in a world tarnished by corruption? It doesn’t matter. Her time in Birchwood Creek is coming to an end and she must prepare to relocate. That is, until she inexplicably wakes up in a pool of her own blood. The answer seems simple enough: leave immediately. But when an attempt is made on Adam’s life, a failed murder she inadvertently caused, she feels obligated to stay and protect him.

But then she’s attacked again.

And Adam begins to ask questions.

Victim to an unseen stalker, Mercy’s forced to seek help from Nick, an immortal teenager whose sudden appearance suspiciously coincides with her plunge into chaos. With her structured life unraveling and revelation of her immortality looming, Mercy must accept the truth: she’s being hunted. But why?

…And she thought immortality was boring.


Perpetual was a highly enjoyable a read.  It is definitely the beginning of a great series.  Michaela has set up her story so that it can go in many different directions and let’s face it the characters are immortal so the future is wide open.  The story begins with Mercy comforting Adam after a bad break up.  It isn’t long after this that Mercy begins to run in the first of a few immortals like herself.  She has always tried to evade other immortals because they seem to always cause trouble or want to involve her in some kind of trouble.  Nick is the first immortal she encounters in her small town.  But, he is not the only one in town and she soon finds her once secluded life turned upside down by new friends, new lover, new powers and new dangers.

I really loved the story.  I felt it was quite unique.  The idea of just immortals that weren’t a paranormal entity was refreshing.  I also loved the development of the love story between Mercy and Adam.  You really find yourself rooting for their story to take off.  I also loved Nick.  He is a great character.  He adds so much to the story and really pushes it along in some places.  I can’t wait to learn more about him.  Overall, this was a wonderful start to what I can see being a successful series.  The story and its characters are exciting, fast paced and keep you guessing until the very end.  If you like Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance you will want to pick up Perpetual.

Author Bio: (courtesy of

5827595Michaela Debelius is an indie author whose novels include elements of science fiction, romance, and suspense. Originally from New England, she now lives in Arizona with her husband and two furry children.

A note from Michaela:
“As a child, books were a form of escapism. No matter what troubles may have found me I was only a page turn away from a place where bad people got punished, good people were rewarded, and everything ended with a happily ever after.
I believe there is nothing better than a book that engrosses you. It should be so titillating you’re thinking about it at work, relishing in the thought of getting home and snuggling into bed with a delicious three hundred pages of bliss. That is what I hope to offer you. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.”

So slip into something comfortable, but don’t forget to leave a light on because this is heat that will give you the chills.

Character Interview and Review: The Telepathic Clans Saga by B.R Kingsolver

Today I am lucky enough to have Collin from B.R Kingsolver’s Telepathic Clans Saga.  He was gracious enough to stop by and answer some questions.  After the interview be sure to read my review of Book 1 in the saga, The Succubus Gift.

The Book Maven: Today our guest is Collin Doyle from The Telepathic Clans Saga.

The Book Maven: What is the name of the book where we’ll find you?

Collin: I’m in all of BR Kingsolver’s books, The Succubus Gift, Succubus Unleashed, and the new one, Succubus Rising.  I’m the love interest of Brenna O’Donnell, the richest, most beautiful telepath/succubus in the world.

The Book Maven: Can you tell us a little about it?

Collin: The Succubus Gift is about a young woman’s (Brenna) coming of age and discovering her telepathic powers. She’s looking for love but also trying to deal with people who want to kill her. Succubus Unleashed is a continuation of the story. As Brenna becomes comfortable with being a succubus and integrates into the Clan, her adventures and loves make up the story. Succubus Rising is a bit more about our friend Rebecca and the conflicts between the telepathic Clans.

The Book Maven: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you fit into the story? What should we know about you?

Collin: Well, as I said, I’m Brenna’s boyfriend. I’m 35, though since telepaths age slowly, I look about 10 years younger. I’m a powerful telepath in my own right, with 12 telepathic Gifts. I’m tall and very fit with brown hair and blue eyes, a common combination for an Irishman. I’m the Clan’s Director of Security, head of the Protector force and one of the most accomplished computer hackers in the world.

The Book Maven: So is this a paranormal romance novel? Do you and Brenna have a smooth or rocky path in your romance?

Collin: It’s more of an urban fantasy, since the romance isn’t the prime story line. It’s a little rocky. She’s suspicious of me because I have so many girlfriends. It’s not my fault, really. I’m an incubus and women are naturally attracted to me. It’s rude to say no to a woman, don’t you think?

The Book Maven: How do you feel about the story you’re in?

Collin: I think it’s a pretty good story. It’s not a standard run-of-the-mill paranormal fantasy. It has a lot of unique ideas and BR lets the characters develop. I think the series was originally meant to be rather light-hearted, but it’s taken on a darker side. I think it has most of what you’d want in a story – humor, romance, danger, and the good guys win. I have the opportunity to show that I’m not just strong, but gentle and caring.

The Book Maven: Do you like being a character in the book?

Collin: After being imprisoned in BR’s mind for months, it’s great to get out and meet the world. I do get to do a lot of exciting things, and I get to have a lot of sex, which is kind of nice. I wish people would stop trying to kill Brenna, though. What happened to romances where the heroine’s greatest fear was having a hair out of place?

The Book Maven: How do you see your future? Without giving anything away about the story, naturally.

Collin: As I said earlier, I’m going to be in a number of books. I’m hoping that Brenna will understand that I really love her. I don’t mind that she has a lot of lovers, so I don’t think she should hold my little dalliances against me.

A lot of people might think that Brenna and I have a weird romance because we’re not sexually monogamous. Since we’re a succubus and an incubus, we don’t expect sexual fidelity from each other. But we are madly in love. When a telepath meets their soul mate, it’s not just an expression. We’ve merged our souls, and we’ll always be connected.

The Book Maven: What do you know about your author’s plans? Can we expect to see you in any future stories?

Collin:  BR says the 4th book about Brenna will come out in 2013, but I haven’t seen the outline for that one. I assume it will tie up all the loose ends from the first three books, and since it’s about Brenna, I’ll be there.

The Book Maven: Let’s say they make a movie about this book. Who do you want to play you, and why?

Collin: Wow, that’s a hard one. Matthew McConaughey, maybe, or Matt Damon. You don’t want to be portrayed by someone who can’t act.

13616504The Succubus Gift,

Book 1 of the Telepathic Clans Saga

BR Kingsolver

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (Adult/New Adult)

Book Description:

The history of the Clans, called the Sidhe by the Irish, stretches back to antiquity. The Goddess blesses Her people with 25 Telepathic Gifts. In addition to Telepathy, the Gifts include command over Air and Fire, Telekinesis and Teleportation. In over 2,500 years, She has never bestowed more than 15 Gifts on a single person.

Brenna Morgan was orphaned at eight when her parents were killed in a plane crash. Through one foster home after another, she carried the ornate, carved wooden box her mother had left with her, keeping it always a secret. Then one night she stumbles over a man who claims her as family.

Brenna’s life isn’t the same after she discovers her unusual and mysterious heritage. In addition to being a telepath, Brenna learns she has the Succubus Gift.

That’s just the beginning of her problems. Someone is stalking her. Then there’s the tall, dangerous woman who shadows her and hints a Goddess has linked them. And what is she going to do with a handsome, charismatic, womanizing man she knows she should avoid?

Some days a girl just wants to pull the covers over her head and stay in bed — with a willing young man of course.


The Succubus Gift is a great book for the beginning of this series.  It’s a very entertaining read with many memorable characters.  B.R Kingsolver does a wonderful job creating this world hidden within the modern world.  From the moment when Brenna saves her cousin to meeting Collin for the very first time to learning how powerful she could truly be.  It is one great twist after another.  Also, I really enjoyed how the complex relationships between characters were demonstrated.  For instance the relationship between Brenna and Rebecca is a complex and deep relationship that this book only skims over.  I would be remiss in my review if I also didn’t bring in the extremely hot Collin and his relationship with Brenna.  Though through descriptions I can totally understand why all woman fall at his feet.    After reading the first in the series I have to read the rest of the books.  Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to before I had this tour date but take my word that I will be finishing this series soon.

I’d like to thank B.R Kinsolver for letting Collin stop by and talk with me today.  I’d also like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for letting me have this stop today.  For more information about The Succubus Gift and the rest of The Telepathic Clans books you can go to Barnes and Noble,  Amazon or any other book retailer.

Author Bio:

I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school and I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel, though I haven’t done enough of it. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is a favorite, and someday I’d like to see Banff in Canada.

I have a very significant other, two cats and two Basset Hounds. I’m currently living in Baltimore, nine blocks from the harbor, but still own a home in New Mexico that I see too infrequently.



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