A Paranormal Romance Novel by Ebony Olsen
One touch of Spectra’s finger leaves the predator Bay craving more.
Spectra is a Balance; a descendant of angels whose soul has been intertwined with that of sorcerer Alexander, although her heart belongs to Mercury, the son of an archangel.
Bay is a predator de Sang and sorcerer, who runs his own private security company, fighting the purist organization Essence. Seeking out Spectra for her special abilities, the last thing he expected to find was a Balance strong enough to withstand his potent energy. With her heart and soul already claimed, could there be room for another in her life?
When Bay’s infatuations bring Spectra to the attention of Essence and put her life at risk, he must learn that sometimes sacrificing the ones you love is the only way to save them.
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My review: A very good read. “Spectra” was an interesting paranormal-erotica read. I don’t usually read erotica, but the storyline was amazing and it had just the right amount of continual paranormal activity to keep my interest in the story. Not all can do that. Congrats to Ms. Olsen for a job well done.
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“Slow Hand” by Victoria Vane ( Link –http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/nov-dec-2014/49 )
In rural Montana … Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.
Even the lawyers wear boots …Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can’t resist a cowboy with a slow hand…
“Don’t you have to be in court soon, Counselor?” she reminded him in a voice that came out breathless.
“Yeah, I do,” he replied. “Guess I got a bit sidetracked. You’re turning out to be a big distraction, you know that?”
She bit her lip. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be such an imposition.”
“I said a distraction not an imposition. There’s a big difference. I didn’t realize until now just how badly I’ve needed such a distraction.” He stepped away with a reluctant sigh.
Her pulse still hammering in anticipation, Nikki exhaled the breath she hadn’t realized was trapped in her chest.
Wade spun toward his office. “Help yourself to the phone and anything else while I get cleaned up.” He paused again on the threshold. “Of course, you’re welcome to use my office if you need greater privacy.” He added over his shoulder with a look of devilment. “Or in the event any wild impulse overtakes you while I shower.”
He went to work on his shirt buttons. His collar was soon wide open revealing a generous show of muscular chest that make her hands itch to rip it off him. She diverted her gaze and curled her itchy hands by her sides.
“Have no fear, cowboy,” Nikki replied in a tone meant to disguise the warm flush that had come over her. “I corralled all my wild impulses long ago.”
“Did you, now?” He still stood in doorway, head cocked. “Somehow, I think you may have missed a few strays.”
“Maybe I need to make myself clearer. I have an aversion to cocky cowboys.”
Just keep telling yourself that, Nikki. Maybe if you repeat it often enough it’ll become true.
“Is that so?” His brows flew upward. “I can’t say I ever met a woman with an actual aversion to me.”
“Don’t take it personally. It’s nothing against you in particular, but to your type.”
“And what do you think you know about my type?”
“Since I don’t have a pole handy, enough to keep you at arm’s length. Besides that, this whole line of conversation is entirely inappropriate in light of professional ethics, don’t you think? You are my attorney, after all.”
“Well, darlin’”—he scratched his unshaven jaw—“there’s a little hitch to that.”
“What do you mean? You said you’d help me.”
“And I will, but you can’t engage my professional services until I know who you are.”
“I’ve told you who I am!” she insisted.
“Sweetheart, I’m a lawyer, and according to the law, your claim don’t weigh without authentication.”
“So what are you saying? That you don’t believe me?”
“I’m not saying that at all. Only that our professional relationship will commence once you get your ID. In the interim”—his gaze slid over her in a way that threatened to melt her insides—“you’d best find yourself a nice, long, sturdy pole.”
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Genre: Contemporary, Sci-fi , Fantasy
Tagline: What would you do if you could see into the future?
Corrigan Bain has a life as peculiar and interesting as how he got his name. His job, seeming self-imposed, derived from an amazing mental ability he had from birth. At a young age, once he fully accepted and somewhat understood what he could actually do, led him to believed he was super-heroic. And he was right. As an adult, doing the super-hero thing became his way of life as he used his gift to help others. Though mostly successful with his profession, there were times that he failed, resulting in his having to deal with paranormal intrusions; some more often than others. His long-term, undefined, business and sometimes personal relationship with Boston FBI Agent, Maggie Trent, was a welcomed distraction from his working life. It was this very agent who introduces him to an ongoing case of unexplainable deaths that, with a combination of Science and memories from his past, only someone like Corrigan Bain could actually help resolve.
As a contemporary, science fiction, fantasy novel – The “Fixer” – caught my full attention from the beginning. Being a fan of Gene Doucette’s previous work – The “Immortal” series – I could hardly wait to dive into this new book as well. Though I was somewhat prepared for a mind-boggling adventure, I was by no means ready for where this story would mentally take me. An added bonus was a creative lesson in applied science that I have never cared much for but found myself wanting to know more about. This is why I am such a big fan of Doucette. He has a very distinct writing style and voice that fully entertains and stimulates the minds of his readers. I am already looking forward to what comes next.
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In addition to ghost writing for an immortal man, Gene Doucette has been published as a humorist with Beating Up Daddy: A Year in the Life of an Amateur Father and The Other Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: A Parody. He is also a screenwriter and a playwright. Gene lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and two children. Blog: http://genedoucette.me/
If so inclined, be sure to check out the “Immortal” series by this author. You won’t be disappointed.
Logline: Jarian Martin, a former artist, is a compassionate young man who has dedicated his life to helping others. As the troubles of a difficult past strike closer to home, the life he must fight to save is just as important to him as his own…
8 years ago…
It had been an ordinary Friday after school event for fifteen year-old Jarian Martin while he stood out by the football field waiting for his neighbor and best friend, Andy Hansen to appear. He had already been threatened with his usual daily ass-kicking from Bobby Clark in the library during last period. After the bell rang, he escaped his nemesis’s wrath with a clever short cut through the back doors of the gym, and ran the rest of the way to where he finally stopped to wait. Andy eventually would show up, happy and smiling about some date he had with one of the hottest girls in school for the movies later that night. Bobby would be on his heels, pissing and moaning about Jarian being picked over him to escort that girl’s equally sexy best friend. The only thing that kept Bobby for beating the hell out of him right there on the field was the sudden arrival of Andy’s big brother, Tony. Tony was the big brother Jarian wished he always had. In the end, Bobby Clark would get the hot date after all, because Jarian knew better than to even ask. His mom would say “no,” and in his house, her word was always the final rule.
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Later in the night an unforeseen horror had Jarian sitting fearfully quiet, crouched in the darkest corner of his lonesome upstairs bedroom. He couldn’t remember how long he had been there, not that it mattered, but at least for the moment he felt he was safe. The low hum of central air coming up through the floor vent beside him was the only sound in the house next to the pop radio station playing on the stereo downstairs. Only his heart was beating loudest, he thought. Though the air from the vent was cool, hot beads of sweat poured from him like a waterfall down and across his bruised and aching face. In an attempt to brush the water from his eyes he discovered that his hands were soiled with grit and the once soft pinkness of his palms were now scraped and scarred with blood and dirt from end to end. The damage to his face and hands were small in comparison to what all that had happened to him.
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Eight years later a phantom itch to a tiny knife scar on his top-left shoulder would hardly register to Jarian as he made his way in life. As a college student and crisis center volunteer, his hands were always full in concern for others, especially his roommate and childhood bestfriend, Andy Hansen, whose own life has spiraled into addiction. After years of struggling with Andy’s situation, Jarian is finally forced to take action. What he comes to find is in order to save one life, he may have to start with his own…
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Note: This story is one of three, revised and redesigned in my new Ebook to screenplay project; “The Inhabitants of Magnolia Park.” http://amzn.com/B009MQM9FM Print book is not the same.
Contemporary supernatural fantasy
“I was alive, then I was dead, now I’m stuck somewhere in between. My name is Icarus Fell. I am a harvester. The archangel Michael brought me back to collect souls and help them on their way to Heaven–that’s what a harvester does. If I get enough of them before the bad guys do–if I do a good job–I can have my life back. Now people I knew in life are dying, killed by a murderer’s knife, their bodies defiled, and the cops think I’m the killer. I’m not, but I think I know who is. But how does a dead man, a man who no longer exists, stop a psycho? I’m not sure, but I’m going to stop him before everyone I know is dead. I have to stop him before he gets to my son…”
From start to finish, Icarus Fell is one of those characters that you can’t help to care about, faults and all. Though this was not my usual genre, after the first few pages I was hooked into discovering all the things that happened to him, past and present, and all the obstacles he had to face in order to win back his life and save those whom he desperately loved. With sharp wit and a little twisted humor, his story is somewhat sad but at the same time inspiring as he struggles to do what he knows is right despite the continuous reminders of the mistakes from his past.
I have to say it is absolutely wonderful how many amazing indie authors I seem to find with the talent to write and entertain on the same level as most traditionally published authors. This is book is another one. I highly recommend it as a very good read, and I should also make note here that this is the first book in a series for which I will happily read and review the minute the next book is released.
The second book in the Immortal series, Hellenic Immortal follows the continuing adventures of Adam, a sixty-thousand-year-old man with a wry sense of humor, a flair for storytelling, and a knack for staying alive. Hellenic Immortal is a clever blend of history, mythology, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery and romance. A little something, in other words, for every reader.
“Hellenic Immortal” is an amazing continuance in the world of Adam the Immortal. Once again the dynamic adventures of his present day life intermingles with something from his long life’s past, sending him on a quest to undo a previous wrong that he had not intended to do. In his own words, Adam admits to the mistakes he has made and knows without question that it is up to him to find a solution to a very bad situation that has reared its ugly head in the present. With the help of friends, old and new, his journey across the world quickly begins.
Along the way, Adam’s story is full of vivid tales and images of lands and legends only known in history books, and then some that are not known at all. Though he clearly has an opposing view on most academic reviews, considering he has lived through most of it, with an occasional mind-clearing drink, some deep personal thought, and maybe a little sex, he manages to takes it all in stride and does what he knows he must do. If someone in his path has troubles and needs a hand, he will somehow find a way to help them too.
Overall, Adam the Immortal is an enchanting character to follow, and like it or not, he is a good guy, a warrior, and sometimes even a hero. I truly recommend the “Hellenic Immortal” to anyone who loves a book that has a taste of it all. Should there be another, I will gladly take the adventure with him again.