Review of:  Greed and Other Dangers by TJ Nichols

TITLE: Greed and Other Dangers
AUTHOR: TJ Nichols
SERIES: Mytho
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: Dec 3, 2019

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Mytho: Book Two
Dragon shifter Edra has always lived to serve and protect—in ages past, as a knight, and in the modern world as a mytho liaison to the San Francisco PD. Behind the scenes he safeguards the mythos community from scandal—and further human hatred. When the eggs of a rare greater dragon are stolen, Edra must find and return them before the mother razes the city.
Edra’s partner, Jordan, has just been promoted, and he’s on the trail of several stolen mythos artifacts. Together, they track the eggs to a colony of mermaids living in the bay near Alcatraz Island.
But trying to separate a mermaid from her treasure is asking for trouble.
As Edra and Jordan grow closer, they test the bounds of human-mythos relationships. But Jordan isn’t ready to mate for life, and Edra won’t pretend to be human for Jordan’s friends. With the hills on fire and a storm brewing in the bay—and in their bed—something’s got to give.


Edra and Jordan have a new case. Someone is stealing mythos’ artefacts and selling them to humans. They will have to investigate while dealing with the collateral damage, especially for the mythos’ community. But Edra and Jordan also have their relationship to discuss. Are they going to mate? A human and a dragon having a mating can be more dangerous for them than any crimes they can encounter.

Greed and Other Dangers by TJ Nichols is book 2 in the Mythos series. I adored this book.
Edra and Jordan are trying to find their footing together. As cops working together, one for mythos the other for humans, but also as soon to be mate …or not.
Edra had a mate in his world before the collapse, so he knows the pain of losing a mate. He knows what it is to have his other half taken away from you, but he also understands the huge gift that the fates give to him with his second mate. That’s why Edra doesn’t want to rush things between him and Jordan. First, he wants Jordan being clean of Bliss, and second, he wants to be sure that his mate, his human mate, understands what mating a dragon means.

Jordan wants Edra. He wants him in his bed and in his life, but he doesn’t know how. First, he’s addicted to Bliss, he can’t deny it anymore. And even if he accepts his addiction, he’s not ready to stop it and to get help at first. Second, Jordan is human, so what it is to be a mate to a dragon is what scares him more. Finally, what about his friends, colleagues and other humans? A human and a dragon together in this tense relationship between mythos and humans—it’s not only their hearts at stake but also their life in the literal sense.

I loved this book, no I adored it, more than the first one. If book 1 sets the background, this book is more about the characters, their relationship, their pasts, their fears and their hope. The relationship between Jordan and Edra is intense, beautiful, and we can say taboo in a world where mythos isn’t considered equal to human. I loved them. I loved how they both try to fit into each other’s world even if it’s difficult. I loved how despite their fears, they try with everything to be what the other expects.

The author did great with world-building, how mythos and humans live together, how mythos tries to keep magic and traditions out of the human eyes. I loved the little “history” facts about mermaids, dragons, and vampires. It was added well into the story that makes it more credible and realistic.

The writing was more mature—the author knew where she wants to take us, and she did it brilliantly with a captivating story and little touches of humour that I appreciated.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

It’s 4 stars for Edra and his “wingless”.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review of: After Vertigo by Amanda Meuwissen

TITLE: After Vertigo
AUTHOR: Amanda Meuwissen
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: Dec 10, 2019

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In a flash, the world changed. A solar flare—later dubbed Vertigo—activated the DNA of more than half the world’s people, granting them special abilities. Brilliant scientist Benjamin Krane might be Powerless, but his inventions are the only thing giving the police a fighting chance against super-powered evil. Ben doesn’t have much of a life beyond work, and when he gets wind of a robbery one evening, he decides to test his newest invention personally….
A thief, rogue, and shameless flirt, Grey Miller—aka the Streak—likes shiny things, but he doesn’t hurt people. When Ben catches him—and proposes they team up against the real bad guys—Grey doesn’t know whether it’s the offer or the man he can’t resist. But one thing’s for sure—they’re an ideal match in more ways than one.
With a psychotic supervillain’s catastrophic plan moving forward and everyone he cares about in danger, now might not be the best time for Ben to give in to Grey’s seduction, no matter how tempting. Grey is a man of secrets, and if Ben wants a future with him, he’ll have to learn to trust Grey—and himself.


Guys, Ben is the cutest thing ever!

This is my very first read of the author, and I must be honest with you guys, I loved it. The dialogue, the book flow, everything. After this one, I’m sure as hell going to read more of Amanda’s books.

But back to this book.
Ben is your typically awkward geek genius. He has his own floor where he can work all by himself, well except his cat on his gadgets.
After a solar flare, everyone calls Vertigo, half of the population turned Suppes or Enhanced, thanks to a DNA modification caused by the same flare. And as you can imagine, all hell breaks loose.

Ben is working to develop all kinds of tools to help contain the Suppes, who are rampaging the cities and it’s inhabitants. There are very dangerous criminals with powers out there like Pulse who’s ability is teleportation, and the life of the Powerless means absolutely nothing to him.

After a breakthrough of one of Ben’s experiments, he takes upon himself to test his new gadget in real life. That’s how he meets the Streak, one of the less dangerous Suppes. Streak is a famous thief, and no one can catch him because he’s faster than light. But Ben, thanks to an algorithm, is able to find him, even if just for one second, and he gets to try out his new invention on Streak. Needless to say, the gadget has no effect on him.

So now, the introverted shy as hell genius is facing one of the most wanted Suppes. But things turn out quite different than how Ben thought his life would end. During this very short but telling encounter, Ben had the chance to take a look at Streak’s face, helping to track Streak down, and he convinces the Suppe to partner up with him.
This book is very funny, a lot of puns from Grey’s aka Streak’s part that makes Ben frustrated or blush. You will love Grey, I promise you. He is funny, innuendoes are his mother language, and he flirts with every living thing on this planet.

I loved every single word of it, the only problem I had with this book is that I finished to soon and now I want more!

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review of:  Enhanced Series 1 – 3 by Victoria Sue (audiobook)

TITLE: Enhanced Series 1 – 3 (audible)
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
SERIES: Enhanced Series
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: Sept 25 2017

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Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.
Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.
Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.
Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.
Listening Length: 7 hours and 36 minutes



Narration: Nick J. Russo has such a soothing yet sexy voice. Victoria picked the right narrator for this series. He took his time and drew me into the story.

I’m looking forward to listening to his library! (Yeah, already picked up a couple more lol)

Story: I’m like everyone else here at the blog. I LOVE Victoria Sue. Add in a sexy voice to keep me company at the day-job, and she could very well be my favorite person right now!
There are a lot of enhanced or superhuman stories out there right now. But this one has a different take on things that I really liked. For one, no one knows why these boys are the way they are…at least not yet.

This series is about a group of humans and enhanced that want to belong to a new FBI group focused on enhanced. I listened to Five Minutes Longer, Who We Truly Are, and Beneath the Mask. I WANT The Strength of His Heart so I’ll be buying that on Monday lol And if Guarding His Melody becomes available on audible…yeah, all over it.

Take the time to get this series either in written or audible form…way worth it!

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review of: The Fate of the Fallen Omnibus 1-4 by R. Phoenix (audiobook)

TITLE: The Fate of the Fallen Omnibus 1-4 (audio)
AUTHOR: R. Phoenix
SERIES: Fate of the Fallen
PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE: Paranormal; BDSM
RELEASE DATE: 3/28/19

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When he agreed to take the fall for his pack leader’s failed attempts to help the Rebellion, Jace knew he wouldn’t live long enough to regret it. However, instead of the noble end he envisioned for himself, the werewolf finds himself at the mercy of a witch and his depraved games. Though he clings to his conviction that he can withstand anything his new master can dish out, it isn’t long before he realizes pride has no place in his life as the pet of the controlling Elias Ivers.
Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of every single human, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn’t enough… and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives.
Bought, Ravel, and Recoil feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in Owned and Temper.


Narration: The story was told by Jack Noble as narrator. I liked his voice and his accent. However, the quality was pretty bad and would drag me out of the story. There is echoing and static in parts.

Story: I really wanted to like this series. I actually had it marked as DNF in my written book list from years ago, but I’d forgotten about it.

I thought I’d give it a try and I did make it much further in the books than I did when reading it. I think, for me, it was the switching POVs and feeling like things were just abruptly stopped at the ends. I know it all ties in together, which was the reason I kept listening, but it still seemed…I don’t know…unfinished or cut-off before it should have been to continue later.

This contains book 1 – Bought, book 2 – Ravel, book 3 Recoil, and book 4 Owned. I don’t plan to finish the series. I think it may have been just out of my normal reading though since other reviews and ratings are high for this series, so you might want to give it a try anyway!

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of listening this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review of: The Guardian by MC Lee

TITLE: The Guardian
AUTHOR: MC Lee
SERIES: The Touchstone
PUBLISHER: Harmony Ink Press
GENRE: Paranormal; YA
RELEASE DATE: Nov 26, 2019

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Superpowered teen Sam, and his boyfriend, Harry, are already struggling to navigate being gifted in a normal world, and their problems are about to get deadlier.
Their oldest enemy, Caleb Reed, will stop at nothing to capture Sam and force him to use his abilities for Reed’s benefit. Though their team of friends and allies steps up to watch their backs, Reed sneaks past their defenses time and time again, leading Sam to wonder if one of their own has betrayed them.
When Reed threatens the life of a friend, Sam is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life—one with consequences he can’t even imagine.


When I first read The Touchstone, I was hoping for a sequel. From the very beginning, I was falling in love with Sam and Harry. These two went through a lot at a very young age, being by themselves and looking after each other.

Later, during the first installment, we found out that it’s actually Sam who triggered Harry’s gift because Sam was a Touchstone—a very rare ability to emphasize other’s power.
Sam’s acceptance in the Bunker was hard as we all know from book 1. But after the discovery that Sam is the most powerful of them all, it seems that everything is settling in its right place. Except it’s not.

Sam has a secret. Uhmm, no, I’m not gonna tell…

Caleb, being Caleb, wants to get his hands on Sam desperately, and he does anything to achieve his wishes.

Because of who Sam is, the members of the Bunker are in serious danger. They’re targeted by Caleb’s goons, and among those, is Maya’s brother.

Sam considers the possibility of running for the benefit of the guys whom he considers as his own family now.

This book is more angsty than the previous one. We face inner turmoil as well as some tension between Sam and Harry.

Sam is working closely with Jonah, to reach his potential as fast as he can, but the exercise leaves him mentally and physically ill. All there is Sam’s secret, and no, I still not telling you guys, that makes him extremely secretive.

Harry being Harry, knows that there are things Sam is keeping from him. He feels hurt by his boyfriend’s actions. He wants to be a pillar as well for Sam as he was for Harry.

The pressure on Sam and Caleb’s attacks leaves them only one thing…to give in to Caleb’s request and to join his team.

This book is one of my favorite YAs ever! It has everything: angst, romance, teenage mistakes and so much more.

I can’t wait for the next in the series…it’s definitely a must-read!

***The ARC was provided by Ink Harmony . My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis