Welcome to A Cup and A Book’s Paranormal Week!
Our first spotlight focuses on one of my favorite authors (I stalk the hell out her) Scarlett Dawn.
I don’t know how I found Scarlett’s Kill Hall (Forever Evermore #1), but I am so grateful that I did! Meeting Ezra and Lily changed my life! You think I’m kidding? NO WAY! This book (hell the series!) is so original and engaging I devoured it immediately.
Now, I read most of these prior to putting a lot of effort into reviews and starting my blog, so I don’t have many review links for you. So, here’s what we are going to do. I’m going to play a little game called: “Why you should read this book in 5 sentences or less” Sounds like fun right? I thought so, too. Don’t worry, I’ll include the synopsis and buy links for each book along with a review link if I have one J Let’s get started!
King Hall (Forever Evermore Book 1)
This first in the series shows the paranormal world in a whole new light. I not only fell in FLOVE with each character, I HAD to know what the heck was going on! What is Lily? Who’s going to hook up? Can I have Antonio for Christmas???
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.
Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.
King Cave (Forever Evermore Book 2)
Ohhh the drama that comes with confining paranormals! Watching everyone come together, picking up on small details that end up being so, SO important, and some pretty awesomely hot scenes makes this instalment absolutely unnerving. I cheered, cried, got pissed off, and flipped out when I finished the book (thank goodness the third one was out already or I would have imploded, seriously).
The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling, award-winning King Hall: the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within…
The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave.
It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation.
Their friendship saves them both…but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It’s not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra’s life as well?
King Tomb (Forever Evermore Book 3)
And here we have it, folks! The finale, the kick ass, holy smokes, thank you Scarlett end (or is it?) to the Fantastic Foursome. I was so sad to say goodbye to Ezra, Lily, Pearl, and Jack; they had become part of my bedtime routine (read: I couldn’t sleep until I finished one more chapter he he he riiiiight one chapter)
From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell-binding conclusion to the best-selling first Forever Evermore trilogy.
Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.
When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller’s private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.
They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.
Wait for it… Wait for it…
Chosen Thief (Forever Evermore Book 4!!!)
We are NOT DONE!! Yippee!!! So, let’s be straight, this is sort of a combo, book four book one. I say that because this is the next generation. And OMG I LOVE CARO!!! Now, while I am writing this I am in desperate, uncontrollable need for Chosen Fool (the next book). When CT ended I was in my car reading (not driving, no worries) and I yelled at my kindle. My husband officially thinks I have lost it, BTW.
The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted…
Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?
Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.
But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers — and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.
Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?
Chosen Fool (Forever Evermore Book 5)
Coming Soon! (I hope!!!)
Cold Mark Saga:
This was originally published in 5 separate installments, but is now available as a box set, so yay for you!! Why you want to read it: Aliens, betrayal, kickass heroine, hot Plumas, and tons of action. Here’s my review for the series that I posted on Amazon:
“MY WORLD WAS FOREVER CHANGED.”
Cold Mark – The Complete Saga
Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita Valorn must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society–her existence depends on it.
Danger lurks, and Braita’s lack of knowledge of the planet, Triaz, is now abundantly clear. On a mission to find her best friend, Jax, she must infiltrate the Crank Pit, a brutal complex where Mian enter, only to leave absent a heartbeat.
Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. But she desperately wants it to be, and will do anything to capture it.
Judgments are made, an archaic stand within Mian laws, and Braita finds herself charged with treason. But never one to sit during a battle, she risks her last chance of release with blackmail.
Braita Valorn is a disaster walking. One mistake after another on the planet Triaz has landed her in trouble time and again.
Will Braita obtain her freedom?
Holy Hotness Batman! I loved this quickie – you get everything in a perfect little package: Broken heroine, paranormal hunks (yeah, I said it, hunks, so what?) and steamy love scenes. Do I really need to say more?
Orphan, Lana Claire, drinks too much and parties too hard. Eighteen-years-old, and a wild child, Lana does whatever she wants, whenever she wants. When a crazy encounter at a new bar ends with bodies littering the ground, Lana wonders if she may have discovered a path that leads to answers she desperately needs.
Never one to walk blind, she treads carefully. What she finds is more than she ever hoped for. Lana knew she wasn’t human, but an entire community of others like herself blows her mind. And the men! Heat and passion burn bright when Valan men are on the hunt for their mate, but Lana never expected to be the spark for two of their hottest playboys. More than ready to sizzle with the alphas of Valan, Lana does what she always does. She dives right in.
*Intended for readers 18+*
*Originally published in TAMING THE ALPHA*
OK, so you can see where my obsession for Scarlett comes from- this chick can write! However, she is not limited to PNR. Here are two quickies from Scarlett that I adored.
Just One Sip (Book one of The Club)
Need a short read? Well, look no further. JOS reads like a highlight real of your favorite book. Seriously, even though it was less than 100 pages, I got everything I needed and you will too.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, turns up the heat with two best friends who were always meant for each other, in the first novella of The Club series, Just One Sip…
Lucy Plume knows Jet Mak is the man she wants to marry. Her thoughts have never wavered to another. Lucy knows all of Jet’s secrets, his family’s secrets, and she doesn’t give a damn. He is her best friend, her lover, her confidant…her all. But can she finally find the courage to say yes?
Jet Mak knows Lucy Plume is the woman he wants to marry. He’s known since they were children. Lucy is the only woman who can make him smile and groan at the same time. She tests his patience beyond what most men would endure, but he doesn’t care. He wants her, and everyone knows it. If only Lucy would say yes…
This is a multi-author project; you can find all The Club books at http://www.theclub.website/
And last, but not least…
Obsidian Liquor (Lion Security #1)
Russian Mafia King? Yes please!
The Lion Security series fires off with Obsidian Liquor, where no one escapes the Russian mafia’s burning flame…
While a brutal competition of America’s heroes is held in the United States, Elizabeth Forter is on a personal mission to destroy the Mayor of New York City. But when she’s caught red-handed by a man who kills for a living, her enmity rapidly turns to fear.
Daniil Kozar isn’t a man to trifle with, and Elizabeth is forced to strike a deal with the mafia king. Her every action is watched and she needs to decide how to handle the gun-toting criminal–and his seductive charm.
Daniil may be the devil her father warned about. Or he may be the sensual awakening Elizabeth never knew she needed. Somewhere, Elizabeth’s dad is screaming a prayer…
*Originally published in The Obsidian Collection*
*This work contains sexual material intended for readers 18+*
So, now that you’ve gotten a glimpse of Scarlett’s book, check her out on social media. She is one of the nicest authors and fun to follow (stalk).
About this author
New York Times bestseller and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Cold Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.
She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese.