Bonds by Marie Anne Cope

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Do you know who hides in your past?

Half the village of Breccan lies dead – slaughtered. All that stands between Antony Cardover and his freedom is his wife, Isabella; or so he believes.
In his wrath at his wife’s adultery, Antony trades his soul for the chance of vengeance. His price? An eternity as a monster – a man bearing a vampire curse. To stop him, the curse must be broken. To break the curse, Isabella and all her descendants must be destroyed. The catch? Only Antony can break the curse.

With Breccan in mourning and Antony on the rampage, only one person can help. Anna Martindale, a witch shunned by the villagers, entombs Antony within a stone sarcophagus, bound by spells and buried in hallowed ground for the rest of time.
Breccan breathes again. Time heals.
That was four hundred years ago.

Seventeenth century spells, however, are no match for twenty first century living. As Ramply Homes moves in, the secret of St. Martin’s churchyard prepares to move out.

As the church is desecrated, the spells that hold Antony break. Soon, Becca Martin, a descendant of Isabella, is plagued by dreams of a time and a man she cannot possibly have known. As her nightmares become real, Becca has no choice but to contact the one person who will be able to help; someone she has not spoken to in a decade – her mother.

Here, Becca discovers the truth about her ancestry and is forced to face up to whom and what she is. Only a wooden box and her gift hold the key to her survival.

Four hundred years ago Antony failed.
He will not fail again.

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I purchased a signed copy of Bonds from Marie-Anne Cope at an author event in October 2018. It was in the run-up to this event I first found out about Marie-Anne Cope and her work.

After reading the blurb for Bonds I decided that I needed to read this series. In November me and my fella headed to Wales for a holiday so I grabbed my signed copy of Bonds and took it with me. I read Bonds in a little over a day! Once I started reading I quickly became hooked.

Bonds is the story of Antony Cardover and Becca Martin.

Becca is living life in denial. Why? Because she is a witch, but Becca has spent many years refusing to accept this. Becca’s grandmother tried explaining her ancestry to her but Becca didn’t want to accept it. So she has spent many years denying her ancestry and living a normal life.

Anthony is a very old part of Becca’s family history! Anthony has but one goal to break the curse that was placed on him 400 years ago. And he will stop at nothing to succeed this time!

Bonds is written incredibly well. It shifts effortlessly between Becca’s life now and Anthony’s life 400 years ago. The way the story is told allowed me to build a very clear image in my own mind of the events that will happen in. The way in which the past and the present are explained created a clear understanding of why the characters are the way they are. Anthony’s past explains his behavior both then and now. Becca’s past also gives an insight into why she chose to deny her which ancestry, but now with Anthony on the loose she might have to come to terms with it and finally accepts who and what she really is.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Marie Anne Cope was born in Marlow, in the UK. She has worked as a salesperson and a banker, before eventually training as an accountant, working for over a decade in practice and industry before setting up her own business. Marie is also a yoga teacher.

She is presently writing three series.

The BONDS series is set in both the seventeenth century and the modern day and follows the unusual relationship between Becca Martin and Antony Cardover. Becca is forced to face up to her birthright as a witch in order to survive and help Antony in his quest to break his vampire curse.

THE MISFITS follows the adventures of four supernatural friends – Achoo, Mina, Boo and Zoe – who are all failing at being what their parents and teachers expect them to be. During their adventures, they learn that being different, being unique, is not just okay, it’s perfect, as they help others in need along the way.

TALES FROM A SCARYGIRL are collections of short horror stories which not only seek to explore what lies beyond the veil that separates this world from the next, but also what darkness lies deep within us, waiting for an opportunity to escape!

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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Returned By Keeley Holmes

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager.

Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora’s life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch, a very powerful witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn’t know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute.

Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora’s.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu. The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is a new to me author, so I had no idea what to expect from this book.

The cover and the synopsis both piqued my curiosity and made me want to read this story to find out more about the characters.

The story is well thought out and has an easy to follow flow. Each scene leads into the next effortlessly, as the story progresses the plot becomes more intriguing. There are twists and turns in all the right places and there’s never a dull moment.

The characters are incredibly realistic, they have flaws and feelings just like we do, and they come through in book. Most of the characters are extremely lovable; even the bad guys in a love-hate kind of way.

The characters and the plot in Returned come across as a very cleverly written tangled web that unravels before the readers eyes. The plot and characters will draw you in from the get-go and they will keep you right alongside of them until the very end, and then you’ll want more, I know I do!

Considering this is the first of this authors books that I’ve read, I wasn’t disappointed, and I’ll definitely be looking at reading more of her work in the future.

I found Keeley’s writing to be very informative, clear and jam packed with emotion that her characters deserve. She gives her readers a clear picture of what is going on and will make you feel as though you are part of the story.

I have enjoyed reading Returned and I look forward to my next encounter with Keeley’s words, worlds and characters.

✫.•° About the Author °•.✫

I’ve loved reading and writing since before I can remember. It’s always been a passion of mine to write for people and for them to enjoy my work.

I’m currently writing my way through an adult series and thinking about what I can do for the Young Adult/New Adult scene. There’s always ideas floating around in my head.

When I’m not writing I’m reading or watching films and enjoying time with my boyfriend, little dog and family.

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Improper Love by SK Clarke & RJ Truman

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There’s real love,

There’s pure love,

Then there is everlasting love,

But is there is improper love?

When a John Doe stumbles into A&E and falls under the care of night nurse Kate, they unwillingly find themselves warped into a world of werewolves, vampires and hybrids.

It’s a world that puts their lives and their hearts on the line.

Were they destined to be together?

Was it fate?

Or was it all just wrong from the start?

Can you find a happy ever after, even when it’s improper?

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This book was not what I was expecting. It was so much more!

I’ve read many paranormal books, but this was one of very few that has vampires, werewolves, a hybrid, a succubus as well as a human.

Improper Love is full of emotion, twists, turns and angst. I have loved these characters and their stories.

Improper Love is one hell of a roller coaster ride that I was unable to get off or away from. Honestly, this book is so much more than I was expecting and the ending… what an ending… and ending that I certainly didn’t see coming.

These two authors have worked well together and created a story that flows, captures your attention and draws you into the heart of everything that happens. I was left with no choice but to become a part of their lives and journeys. It’s clear to see just how much effort and love has been put into this book.

Improper love is well worth a read, even if paranormal isn’t your usual genre I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

✫.•° About The Authors °•.✫

RJ Truman:

Author of Adult Fantasy
Mum of one

SK Clarke:

Author of All Things Romance
Wife, Mum and Nurse
Blogger, Beta and Reviewer

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SK Clarke:

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