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Review: ‘Freed’ by Amanda Carlson

Review: ‘Freed’ by Amanda Carlson

Freed

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Phoebe Meadows #2
Published by Self-Published on September 18, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eArc
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle
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four-stars

Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother.
For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.
Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden.
But Phoebe soon learns that rescuing her mother comes with a price, and she’s about to lose something too precious to sacrifice…

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Review: ‘Struck’ by Amanda Carlson

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Struck’ by Amanda Carlson

Struck (Phoebe Meadows, #1)

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Phoebe Meadows #1
Published by Self-Published on May 24th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 328
Format: eArc
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-stars

When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.
Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.
After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…

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Review: ‘Aces Wild’ by Amanda Carlson

Review: ‘Aces Wild’ by Amanda Carlson

Aces Wild

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Sin City Collectors #1
Published by Amanda Carlson Inc on June 2, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 84
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Welcome to Vegas. Home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions.
Nevada Hamilton has learned a few things since becoming a Sin City Collector, and staying away from vampires is one of them. After botching her first Collection, the vamp getting away after causing as much damage as possible, she hasn’t been assigned to another one since.
But when she receives her next playing card, she’s in for a surprise. Not only is a vampire her next target, but they’ve paired her up to make sure she gets the job done right. Refusing a Collection is not an option, but when she discovers who she’s working with, making the mission as difficult as possible for her new partner becomes her top priority…
Being a hellhound isn’t enough to protect Jake Troubadour from Nevada Hamilton, no matter how thick his skin is. Finding out he has to work with the beautiful dhampir, after not seeing her for three years, is a low blow—but Jake is a professional. He takes his Collections as seriously as he does running his bar. He’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done, but after that, he’s out. No more chances for the girl who wrecked his bike and scarred his soul so long ago. But even with his heart dead set against it, this hellhound quickly finds he’s not immune to love after all.
What’s Collected in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

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ARC Review: ‘Cold Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

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ARC Review: ‘Cold Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

Cold Blooded

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #3
Published by Orbit on October 8, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked.
On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early. Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team.
The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in...

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Review: ‘Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

Review: ‘Blooded’ by Amanda Carlson

Blooded

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #0.5
Published by Orbit on April 11th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 66
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

Jessica McClain was born the only female in an all male race. The only problem is — she's no wolf. Called a curse, a witch and the Daughter of Evil by the superstitious wolves, Jessica decides to fight for her freedom, at age nineteen, the only way she can — in the ring.
When she's brutally attacked right after her fight, is it enough to finally earn her freedom off Compound, or will she be forced to endure the hatred even longer...

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