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Review: Murder Under A Mystic Moon by Yasmine Galenorn

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Murder Under a Mystic Moon

Yasmine Galenorn

Chintz ‘n China Series, Book 3

Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Nightqueen Enterprises, LLC
(first published January 4th 2004)

 

 

With her teenaged daughter’s birthday on the horizon and the town’s autumn festival in full swing, Emerald has her hands full with party preparations and teashop specials. But a request from her friend Jimbo has her using her abilities to look into the disappearance of his friend. In the woods surrounding the Klickavail Valley enclave, Emerald senses a strange energy manifesting itself-before literally stumbling across the body of Jimbo’s friend. While the police are willing to blame the death on a cougar attack, Emerald knows there’s something else wandering the forest-something that resembles the Klakatat monster of legend, but may actually be a monster of a more human kind.

 

 

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3.5 Stars

 

Excellent paranormal mystery.

 

Someone has it in for bikers and Emerald has  found herself tangled in another tale of mystery and murder.  Murder Under a Mystic Moon, the third book of the Chintz ‘n China Series is filled with suspense and magic. Ms. Galenorn gives readers her twists on legend and lore, creating a unique story.  A lot of character development with Emerald, which I love. I feel like I really got to know her in this book.  Life throws her a lot of curveballs, and I enjoy seeing her work her way through them.

 

Murder Under a Mystic Moon is rich in imagination and has a nice twist with the suspense.  A fine paranormal mystery.
A copy of this title was provided for review.

deana

Review: Blood Music by Yasmine Galenorn

 

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Blood Music

Yasmine Galenorn

Bewitching Bedlam Series

Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published December 4th 2016 by Nightqueen Enterprises, LLC

When fun-loving witch Maddy Gallowglass moves to Bedlam to restore an old mansion and turn it into a magical bed-and-breakfast, the last thing she expects is to meet her match in the gorgeous vampire Aegis, a former servant of Apollo. The prequel story to the Bewitching Bedlam Series

 

 

 

 

 

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4.5 Stars

A fabulous introduction to Yasmine Galenorn’s new Series, Bewitching Bedlam.

 
Maudlin (Maddy) is a sassy and spunky witch who is on the recovering side of a divorce. She has lost part of herself within a relationship gone sour and rules that make her apress part of who she is. A few margaritas, her best friend and a crazy idea is the just the thing Maddy needs!
Purchasing a mansion that has seen better days but has a charm that Maddy can’t resist, it’s just the restart she needs. Bewitching Bedlam B&B is born. However the first guest arrives well before check in time. The biggest danger and something completely irresistible all wrapped up in one.

 

Ms. Galenorn has me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what is going to happen with Maddy and Aegis. Blood Music perfectly sets up what I am sure to be a very interesting, exciting and sexy series. In the short prequel you get a wonderful feeling for the world building and a great dose of personality from Maddy, Sandy and Aegis. Intense chemistry, a lot of humor and a very sensual underlying feeling to the book have me very excited and very much anticipating the first full length book of the Bewitching Bedlam series.

I received a copy of this book for review.
deana

Review: Legend of the Jade Dragon by Yasmine Galenorn

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Legend of the Jade Dragon

Yasmine Galenorn

A Chintz ‘n China Mystery, Book 2

 

 

Tarot cards seldom lie. So when they predict chaos and bad luck for her last client of the day, Emerald gets more than a little worried. He leaves behind a charming jade statue of a dragon–but promptly dies in a hit-and-run accident outside of her shop. When other terrible things begin to plague Em and her family, the only explanation is the jade dragon. To thwart its evil spell, she’ll have to follow a trail of heartache all the way back to China’s Ming Dynasty–and its ancient–and sometimes harsh–mysteries

 

 

 

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4 Stars

 

Emerald is a single mom with a talent for reading tarot cards. She’s a practical woman with some playfulness thrown in. She a different type of heroine that I really enjoyed.

After an uneasy reading Emerald finds herself the owner of a mysterious dragon trinket and the bearer of bad luck. Adventure and mystery with a touch of paranormal send Emerald and crew on a fact finding mission to break ancient curse.

Legend of the Jade Dragon is a fun and twisting small town paranormal mystery. Rich details allow the reader to fully picture story with in their minds. The characters are well-developed. Each containing depth, charisma and individualistic traits that make each character’s personality unique and very likable. The plot keeps the book moving along with keeping a reader guess. Legend of the Jade Dragon is a very enjoyable cozy mystery with a touch of romance.

 

 

 

deana

ARC Review: Fury’s Magic by Yasmine Galenorn

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Fury’s Magic

Yasmine Galenorn

Fury Unbound Series, Book 2

Kindle Edition
Published November 15th 2016 by Nightqueen Enterprises

 

 

 

“My name is Kaeleen Donovan. I’m a Theosian-a minor goddess. They call me Fury.”

By day, I run the Crossroads Cleaning Company, and I also read fortunes and cast hexes at Dream Wardens, a magical consulting shop. But by night, I’m oath-bound to Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads. Hecate charged me from birth with the task of hunting down Abominations who come in off the World Tree and sending them back to Pandoriam.

On a routine cleaning job in Portside—a boat full of ghosts need their joyride cut short—Tam and I run afoul of the Devani. The ruthless soldiers of Elysium capture him and send him out to the Tremble, a place of wild, chaotic madness. Jason and I devise a plan to sneak in and help Tam escape. But Lyon and the Order of the Black Mist reappear, and I’m on their hit list. Lyon opens a door to the Netherworld and the dead are pouring into the city. Now, we must wade through both the Devani and the dead to save Tam. And we must close the portal on the World Tree before Lyon manages to wake the Elder Gods of Chaos.

 

 

 

 

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4 Stars

Dark, dangerous, unique and suspenseful.

Fury’s Magic is the fast paced, action packed second book of the Fury Unbound series. I adore Fury! She’s strong, loyal and a great friend. Also a total kick butt woman. Fury made strides in dealing with some of her darker emotions. I loved seeing that growth in her, along with learning more of where she’s from. As of lover of lore and legends the origins of the Broken and the Theosians were an added treat for me. Meeting new characters and unexpected twist to the plot kept this reader on the edge of her seat.
Fury’s Magic is truly paranormal at its finest. Ms. Galenorn’s personal touch on myths, legends and lore is imaginative, fresh and exciting. Her world building is an art form in itself. It’s almost like the setting is a character in itself. Yasmine Galenorn’s imagination and talent for weaving words, together to create a fascinating world that draws readers in and makes them never want to leave.
A free copy of this book was provided for review. I voluntarily chose to review this title.

 

deana

ARC Review: Autumn Thorns by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Whisper Hollow Series, Book 1

Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages

Expected publication: October 27th 2015 by Jove

In an all-new series, New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn invites readers to Whisper Hollow, where spirits walk among the living and the lake never gives up her dead…

Fifteen years ago, I ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave. I’m Kerris Fellwater, and when I returned, I inherited my grandmother’s house—and her gift. As a spirit shaman, it’s my responsibility to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people—and secrets—don’t always stay buried.

When I was little, I was told my mother ran off. But now it looks like she was murdered. With the help of my mysterious neighbor Bryan, we begin to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and in doing so, unearth a dark force seeking to bury Whisper Hollow. Now I must work with the dead, rather than against them, because our enemy will do whatever she can to destroy the town, and she means to start with me.

 

 

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5 Stars

Yasmine Galenorn raises the hairs at the back of your neck with the first book of her new Whisper Hollow series, Autumn Thorns.
The Town of Whisper Hollow has a personality that’s dark and mysterious shining through the pages as much as the unique and charismatic characters do. Ms. Galenorn’s intricate world building weave together lore and legend with her own twists giving a fresh feel in the paranormal world.

One of the things I love most about Ms. Galenorn’s writing is the secondary characters play as much of a roll as the primary. Autumn Thorns is no exception. Each character has their own brand of personality, spunk and mystery with an eclectic talents that shape this story. Trying to figure out who was friend or foe keeps the reader on their toes while becoming immersed in the mist of Whisper Hollow.

Enchanting, enthralling and dark. Autumn Thorns is Ms. Galenorn at her best. Action, mystery and passion consume the reader while leaving them looking over their shoulder. A fantastic Urban Fantasy/Paranormal read!

I was very lucky to receive a print Galley copy of Autumn Thorns directly from the author.

All reviews are honest and of my opinion.
deana

 

 

Top Reads of 2014

Top Reads of 2014

 

Wow, where has this year gone!  I can’t believe that Christmas is now over and the new year is upon us. It has been an amazing reading year for me.  I read 119 books.  Woot!  That is a new record for me!  I have found new authors that I have come to love. Had some wonderful recommendations that I would have never read otherwise.

 

So here are my top read for the year. Now mind you some of these book may not have been released in 2014, I did however read them this year, so they count!! LOL!

 

In no particular order:

 

Callum by Melissa Schroeder ( Cursed Clan Seires)

Claimed by Stacey Kennedy (Club Sin Series)

Forever Wicked by Shayla Black (Wicked Lovers Series)

Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde (Reaper’s MC Series)

Surive To Dawn by PJ Schnyder (London Undead Series)

Hawk by Patricia A. Rasey (Sons Of Sangue Series)

Dirty Little Secret by Laramie Briscoe (Heaven Hill MC Series)

Preistress Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon Series)

Storm by Carian Cole (Ashes and Embers Series)

A Santini in Love by Melissa Schroeder (Santini Series)

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James (Rough Riders Series)

Hard To Come By by Laura Kaye

(names and titles in italics, are new to me in 2014 authors)

I really stepped out of my comfort zone of reading this year. Most people know me as a paranormal girl. I like the things that bite. LOL!

I started reading a lot of contemporary romance this year and have found a passion for MC romance. I also have found a love of military men with lots of tattoos that just kick ass. I am amazed that I read so many books this year but also that I branched out and read things that I normally wouldn’t have.  One of my favorite reads this year was a cowboy book.   I would have never read a cowboy book had it not been recommended to me.  That’s the wonderful thing about reading what I do is that through all the people I’ve met I’m always going to find something new to read. I can’t wait to see what 2015 is going to bring to my world of reading!!

 

 

deana

Yasmine Galenorn’s Priestess Dreaming Blog Tour

Thanks for joining us for our stop on the PRIESTESS DREAMING blog tour!! Yasmine Galenorn “creates a world I never want to leave”, according to Sherrilyn Kenyon… and this is the next adventure in that world. The amount of world building, character development, and GREAT STORYTELLING in the Otherworld series is why it’s lasted so long, and why readers keep coming back.

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PRIESTESS DREAMING is the 16th book in the series, and D’Artigo sister Camille’s 6th book as the main point of view. In the series, the three sisters, Camille, Delilah, and Menolly, are each half fae, half “something else”. Camille is a Moon witch, who is, with her sisters and their partners, on continuing adventures to protect her family and friends, both on earth and in Otherworld, from a host of evil.

PriestessDreaming520We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…

With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time…

Check out our review of PRIESTESS DREAMING here ……….

https://coffeebookslifeblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/review-priestess-dreaming-by-yasmine-galenorn/

Here’s how YOU can pre-order your copy…

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I would definitely recommend reading the previous books in the series first. While each book does have a bit of a recap, there isn’t enough information (which would have to be considerable, honestly) to start this far into the story and fully understand all that’s going on. So, if you haven’t started the series, DEFINITELY pick up WITCHLING and get going!!! I promise, it won’t take you as long as you may think to get caught up. (Think marathon… order pizza for the family, and get comfy!!)

One way to start… if you haven’t yet… is to WIN a copy of WITCHLING!!!

See link at the end of this post!

Also, you can click the rafflecopter link below to enter a tour wide goodie bag prize hosted by Yasmine!!! (including random goodies, swag, and a $50 Gift Card!)

PRIESTESS DREAMING GOODIE BAG CONTEST

 

Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more fun posts, interviews, reviews… and more chances to WIN!! Also, check out Yasmine’s blog for another exclusive contest! Here are the rest of the blog stops leading up to PRIESTESS DREAMING’s release on Tuesday:

Wednesday 9/24
Literary Escapism
Books That Hook

Thursday 9/25
Bea’s Book Nook
Books, Life, Coffee Blog

Friday 9/26
Vampire Book Club
Romancing The Dark Side

Saturday 9/27
I Smell Sheep
Books Make Me Happy

Sunday 9/28
Nerd Girl Official
Binding Addiction

Monday 9/29
LilyElement
Paranormal Haven

Tuesday 9/30
Taking Time For Mommy
Book Lovin’ Mamas

 

Witchling
Witchling
Book 1
Changeling
Changeling
Book 2
Darkling
Darkling
Book 3
Dragon Wytch
Dragon Wytch
Book 4
Night Huntress
Night Huntress
Book 5
Demon Mistress
Demon Mistress
Book 6
Bone Magic
Bone Magic
Book 7
Harvest Hunting
Harvest Hunting
Book 8
Blood Wyne
Blood Wyne
Book 9
Courting Darkness
Courting Darkness
Book 10
Shaded Vision
Shaded Vision
Book 11
Shadow Rising
Shadow Rising
Book 12
Haunted Moon
Haunted Moon
Book 13
Autum Whispers
Autumn Whispers
Book 14
Crimson Veil
Crimson Veil
Book 15
Priestess Dreaming
Priestess Dreaming
Book 16

About Yasmine:

Hi, I’m New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn. In April 2012, I won a Career Achievement Award in Urban Fantasy at the Romantic Times Convention.

I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Berkley: the Otherworld Series, (aka Sisters of the Moon Series), the Indigo Court Series, andyg the upcoming spin-off series in the Otherworld altaverse–the Fly By Night Series.

And yes, I’m a shamanic witch and am considered an elder in the Pagan community, having been in the Craft since February 29th (yes, leap year day), 1980. I walk an eclectic path and consider my life to be a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in my china closet, the latter on my skin–I’m heavily inked. I collect teacups, teapots, Old Country Roses china (Royal Albert), antlers and skulls (of the non-human variety), daggers and crystals. And of course, my bookshelves are overflowing with books. I cannot walk out of a bookstore without buying at least one book. My TBR pile is huge!

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Coffee, Books, Life is happy to be able to offer one print copy of the book that started this series, WITCHLING.  I am a long time fan of Yasmine and have collected some awesome swag along the way!  I also have a few goodies to throw in for one lucky winner in the US.  Please use the link to enter!

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Review-Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Otherworld Series, Book 16

Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 30th 2014 by Jove
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma. And me? I’m a Moon witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I’m about to journey through the veils to search for a long lost legend…

With the war in Otherworld raging, the Queen of Shadow and Night summons me to her court. Aeval orders me to embark on a hunt through the mists to find an ancient ally she once knew. I must seek out The Merlin and wake him from his long sleep. But Morgaine and Bran are along for the journey, and the pair pose a threat to both me and my quest. Now, surrounded by danger on all sides, I must pray they are allies rather than enemies, as we undertake a perilous search through the labyrinth of time…

review5 Stars
Priestess Dreaming is one hell of a magical adventure with an awesome twist on legend and lore.   The 16th book of the Otherworld series told from Camille’s point of view, has the eldest D’Artigo sister in search for the Merlin, leader of the druids.  This book is Ms. Galenorn at her finest.  Enriched with magic, a new take on an old tale, and the intense passion that shines through Ms. Galenorns writing has made Priestess Dreaming truly stand out in this series to a long time fan.
As all hell breaks loose on Seattle, Camille is put to the task of finding the one magical being lost to time that can help them.  Set out with friend, family and those that could be foes.  Camille is put to the test of facing elements, magical creatures, learning secret and danger, head and behind.  I tell you that something will always have you turning the pages.  Camille has gone through many changes in past books.  In Priestess Dreaming we truly see her shine through in a way we have never seen before.  As a priestess for the moon mother, Camille destinys is in the hands of her Goddess.  One that makes her a strong power woman like no other.

Adventurous, magical, sexy. Yes I got sucked in.This book had a different feel from the previous ones of the Otherworld series whether it was Camille’s growth or the mixing in of a legend I love.  I have to say it’s by far my favorite book in the series. I will be reading it over and over. Yes that’s recommendation. Happy reading.

I was gifted an e-book copy of this title from the  author/publisher via netgalley for an honest review.
deana

Review-Tales From Otherworld: Collection One by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Nightqueen Enterprises LLC; 1st edition (August 29, 2014)

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www.galenorn.com

A collection of short tales from New York Times, USA Today, and PW Bestselling Author Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld Series–find out what goes on between the Otherworld books. What really happened when Camille cast the invisibility spell? How did their parents Maria and Sephreh meet? Who is the mysterious ghost that is haunting the D’Artigo house? And what was the “turkey incident” that precipitated the opening scene in Priestess Dreaming? Find out in this first collection of short tales written in the Otherworld altaverse. These are the stories that can’t fit into the actual novels.

 

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A true treat for fans of the Otherworld Series. We get to see the sisters share memory making moments that are outside of battle. Having read every book in The Otherworld Series, these shorts add laughter and insight in their chaotic world.  Seeing the true sense of family and love the D’Artigo sisters have. I like to call these shorts moments rather than stories.  That is what they were for me.

Highlights for me were the turkey scene, flipping hysterical!  The moment in Maggie’s room. Last but not least, Dreaming Death!

Thank you Ms. Galenorn for this special treat. As the Otherworld Series is an auto buy for me, these collections will be as well. I hope there will be many more to come!

This ebook is from my personal library.

deana

 

Review-Flight From Hell by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Crossover from the Otherworld Series to Fly By Night Series.
www.galenorn.com


New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns with another thrilling foray into Otherworld—introducing a new cast of heroes alongside the D’Artigo sisters…

When the half-demon Carter approaches Menolly and her sisters desperately asking for their help, they think he’s just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex’s.
Now, Alex must join forces with the D’Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex’s past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.

As a long time fan of the Other World Series and Ms. Galenorn’s work, Flight From Hell is a treat to this reader. I discovers the sisters right before Dragon Wytch released. I have been in love since. Flight from Hell is a cross-over novella that introduces the main cast and general plot for the Fly By Night series. Taking place in the same world as the Other World Series.

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This novella will get your heart pounding as we get to see what the D’Aritgo sisters do best.  Kick some bad guy ass. Menolly, with her sisters Camille and Delilah dive into the disappearance of Shimmer, a dragon that had been ground to earth.

Learning that Shimmer works at the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency, the girls do some investigating of their own. Walking into the doors of FBN opens the setting for the new series. Meeting what I believe to be an eclectic but yet what should be very comical group of individuals.  Alex Radcliffe, an Aussie vamp and owner of FBN, I can just hear the accent coming off of him in every line he says. The accent makes him sexy in itself.   Bette, the chain smoking receptionist, I believe she has many many stories she could tell. Ralph, the techie shifter with hots for the dragon. Shimmer, a lone dragon, whose life has been flipped in a major way.

Ms. Galenorn introduces her Fly By Night series with danger, action and awesome characters that make you want hang on tight for the ride.  Everything that I have come to expect from Ms. Galenorn and more. Awesome world building, amazing characters, great plot with surprises lurking around corners.  I love the mix of urban and magical creatures, Ms. Galenorn weaves together truly enchanting her stories.  I am truly eager to see what she has in store for Shimmer, being a female, out of her element and Alex, the vamp with his own set of rules.
This ebook is from my personal library.

deana