Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Sunday, October 18, 2015

#October #IndieBooksBeSeen #Indie #Authors #Book #Reviews!! :-)

Hey Everyone!! :-)

Yep!  It's the 18th again, so here are my indie book reviews for the month! :-)

Clan and Crown by Tracy St. John:

Clan and Crown is the story of how Clajak, Egilka, and Bevau found each other and became clanmates. It's a story I've been looking forward to for a long time, and it didn't disappoint in the least! Once again, Ms. St. John has woven an engaging tale full of plot twists and adventures, as well as both tender and spicy moments between the characters. The worlds she creates are vibrant and interesting to the point where readers can imagine themselves there. I love this series, and can't wait for the next installment!
One thing that readers should be aware of, is that this Clan Beginnings series is a spin-off from Ms. St. John's Clans of Kalquor series. The Clan Beginnings stories are prequels to the Clans of Kalquor stories, so it is okay to read them first, but just be aware that there is more to the stories of these clans. Also, these stories are meant for an 18 and older audience. The stories in this series are well-developed with engaging plots and interesting characters, however this is erotica. There are graphic sex scenes, alien sex, M/M/M sex, and overall erotic themes. If that's not your cup of tea, then you might not enjoy these books.

Dragan's Redemption Book One of the Manor At Echo Lake Trilogy by Kelly Illebode:

This is an interesting take on vampires with them being allowed to do and experience more then many stories allow. This leads to a more fully developed story and also to an ending which is both surprising and touching. Well edited, strong adult scenes that leave you with a better feel for the over all characters and also some romance so you feel you are seeing into the characters thoughts. A few secrets and some plot twists make this an unusual novel and worth reading.

Fury's Kiss by Nicola White:

Tara is a waitress who is working towards her dream of someday opening her own restaurant. Her life is pretty normal, so she never expected to meet a creature from mythology. In fact, she had never heard of furies before one popped into her head one night. Now Tara is fighting for her life against a mysterious person who is out to get her. The only people she can rely on are her two roommates, Alex and Rachel, a strangely perceptive little girl named Ruby and her mother, Nora, and Ruby's uncle, Jackson, who is a retired Navy Seal and a major pain in Tara's behind...even if he's considerably less painful to other parts of her anatomy. ;-)
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were well-developed and interesting, the plot was engaging and fast-paced, and the mythology and science aspects of it were well-researched. Definitely a five star read, and I'm looking forward to the second book! :-)

Immortal Pair: Touch Of The Irish Part 3 by Savannah Morgan:

What could be hotter than a beautiful, supernatural guy just waiting to fulfill your every erotic desire? How about two of them? In this third installment of Touch Of The Irish, Savannah Morgan really lets loose and gives us Kale, Guardian of the West, and Roarke, Leprechaun and Sylph. Both of these hotties are focused on convincing their destined mate, Marissa, that she's all that two immortal warriors could want and need. Will they win her love before they have to face down the legions of the Gods of the Fey? You'll have to read to find out! ;-)
I loved this conclusion to this trio of short stories and read it all in one sitting. Ms. Morgan's foray into the world of paranormal romance is a huge success, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! After all, can one ever get enough of funny pixies and nekkid dragons, wolves, leprechauns, and more? ;-)

Ascension Within by Julie Nicholls:

Wow! Talk about a match made in heaven! ;-) I honestly don't know how to describe this book without giving too much away. But I can say it's a really fun read and a great ending for Kai and Eloise's story. :-)

Halloween Trickery by Barbara Chioffi:

These stories are spooky and seductive!! Three fun, new, creepy tales to send chills up and down your spine. Definitely a must-read for Halloween! :-)

Love's Child by Lizzie Chantree:

This book was both quick moving and well edited. The characters are well enough developed that you feel as though you can somewhat predict their actions but are flexible enough to still allow for some surprise twists. It is not immediately apparent exactly what is going on, even with the "good guys" which makes it intriguing enough to keep reading. The subject matter is one that I am not that familiar with, but I felt that it was explained well enough that I could still enjoy the story. Over all I would recommend this to those that enjoy intrigue, some romance, and a few twists along the way.


  1. Thanks for showcasing Inmirtal Pair! I love Savannah Morgan!

    1. You're welcome, me too! Thanks for stopping by! :-)