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Jessica Coulter Smith

I have read a couple of ebooks published by Wild Horse Press which include ebooks by Jessica Coulter Smith, Linda Palmer, Paige WarrenT.L. MitchellJ. L. Oiler and Julie Kimbrell. Today I will be reviewing Jessica Coulter Smith’s fantasy/sci-fi erotic romance short story called, A Slave to Her Passion, which is the first book of her A Tale of Shar series and I was happy to get a copy to review. The heroine of the novel, Alyson, has been abducted and taken the the land of Shar, a realm that is run by a wicked vampire and is filled with demons and fallen angels. Resigned to her fate as a slave in this new realm but things begin to look up when the mysterious Adam buys her from Lars who is very hard on his slaves. The sexy fallen angel plans on sharing her with his best friend—but after a night of passion, he may just change his mind about sharing. Alyson begins to wonder if its possible to fall in love with the man who owns you and she also begins to wonder if she’s still a slave? Or just a slave to her passions? This novel is very different from the other novels I’ve read by Jessica and I loved it! I think she wrote it beautifully and it was definitely hot and steamy which made me want it to never end especially since I thought the angels were gorgeous in this novel. Jessica Coulter Smith delivers a wonderfully erotic and passion filled novel about a woman who gets kidnapped and taken to another realm to be a sex slave. I will be keeping an eye out for the future books in the A Tale of Shar series since I know this novel is just the beginning for Alyson and Adam. I give this book 4.5 Open Books:

Here is the description of the book from Alexis’s website and picture:

A SLAVE TO HER PASSION by Jessica Coulter Smith $3.98 (Book 1)(75 Pages)

Alyson has been abducted and taken the the land of Shar, a realm that is run by a wicked vampire and is filled with demons and fallen angels. Resigned to her fate as a slave and things begin to look up when Adam buys her. The sexy fallen angel plans on sharing her with his best friend—but after a night of passion, he may just change his mind. Alyson begins to wonder if its possible to fall in love with the man who owns you. Is she still a slave? Or just a slave to her passions?

If you know me then you know that I really can’t help but grab as many of Jessica Coulter Smith’s books as I possibly can because she is such a talented author who always seems to grab my attention. Though she can frustrate me sometimes with her books but in a good way since they keep me on my toes wondering what’s going to happen next. Today I will be reviewing Jessica’s first contemporary erotic short story called, Christmas Wishes Come True, which I was really excited to get a copy to review. The heroine of the novel, Elise, doesn’t feel like celebrating Christmas this year since a divorce has left her feeling more like Scrooge than Santa. But will the handsome, charismatic Nathan be able to change her mind? He may be just the present she needs this year and that I completely agree with that. I haven’t read a good christmas romance in a long time and though this is a short story, which I seem to have a love and hate relationship with, I had a great time reading it. Elise and Nathan seem to have an instant attraction to one another from the first time they meet and that is only the start to what will be a beautiful lasting relationship. Though that relationship will have a rough start since Elise is just getting out of a marriage where she caught her ex-husband having sex with a woman in their own bed. So Elise has trust issues that will really affect her budding relationship with Nathan even though she is coming to really love him like she never loved her ex-husband. All in all I enjoyed reading this novel though I wish it were a bit longer since I would love to get a longer story between Elise and Nathan. I give this book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Jessica’s website and picture:
CHRISTMAS WISHES COME TRUE by Jessica Coulter Smith $3.98 (104 Pages)

Christmas Wishes Come True by Jessica Coulter Smith

Elise doesn’t feel like celebrating Christmas this year. A divorce has left her feeling more like Scrooge than Santa. But will the handsome, charismatic Nathan be able to change her mind? He may be just the present she needs this year.

Wild Horse Press 1 Year Anniversary 30% off Sale!

Wild Horse Press

Whoo-Hoo! Today is the wonderful online publisher that I really love visiting to find new author’s and their books to read. Wild Horse Press is celebrating it’s 1 Year Anniversary and I’m so happy for them that I had to post about it so that everyone knows about it. I have had the pleasure of finding so many wonderful authors whose books I’ve so enjoyed reading as well as reviewing them on my review blog. I was lucky enough to find about this wonderful online publisher through paranormal romance author Jessica Coulter Smith who contacted me one day about reviewing her novel Moonlight Protector as well as being interviewed on my review blog along with an author guest blog about the novel. I also had the pleasure of chatting live with Jessica Coulter Smith on my live podcast show TAMFA—Phoebe Jordan show about her writing and about her books which include her stand-alone novel, Vicus Luna, as well as her amazing paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series which include Moonlight Protector, Moonlight Hero and Moonlight Guardian as well as the unofficial prequel to the series, Whispering Lake.

Wild Horse Press

That was only the beginning for me and my now wonderful friendship with one of my favorite online publishers Wild Horse Press because I then discovered several other wonderful authors that I now can’t wait to find out when their next release will come out. I was next introduced to the wonderful romance author Paige Warren who I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing two of her short stories such as, Baby and All and Unexpected Wife. Then I had the pleasure of getting to know romance author Jasmine Aherne who I interviewed on my review blog as well as had her guest blog about her novel, Between the Lines, which I had the pleasure of reviewing. I was also introduced to young adult romance author, Linda Palmer, who use to be a Silhouette adult romance author. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing her two YA books, Jaguar Moon and Storm Swept, as well as having a great time interviewing her here on my review blog with a guest blog about her YA novel but that wasn’t all. I got the opportunity to chat with her on my live podcast show TAMFA—Phoebe Jordan about her writing both as an adult romance author and as a young adult romance author.

Wild Horse Press

I recently was introduced to T.L. Mitchell who is a new paranormal romance author who got her debut novel published by Wild Horse Press. I had the pleasure of reviewing her paranormal romance novel, Dark of kNight, which is the first book of her Dark of kNight series that was previously self-published with AuthorHouse but was re-released in a second edition in e-book format with Wild Horse Press. I am also happy to announce that I will soon be interviewing T.L. Mitchell live on my podcast show on Friday, January 15th at 6PM to 7:30PM EST (5PM to 6:30PM CST / 3PM to 4:30PM PST). We will be chatting about her Dark of kNight series as well as her future books that will be published in 2010 which are, Fall of kNight (Book 2) and Dawn of kNight (Book 3). I also had the pleasure of reading and reviewing an advanced readers copy of Blood Dance (Book 1 of Seeds of Oden series) which is the debut novel of J.L. Oiler and won’t be out until Tuesday, January 26th. I hope to also get to read her upcoming novels in her Seeds of Oden series that will be published sometime in 2010. Wild Horse Press is one of my favorite online publishers because they represent wonderful authors whose novels I’ve so much enjoyed reading and reviewing on my review blog. They publish clean, well written and formatted e-books of several different genres that are easy to download and read on my computer and eReader. I can’t help but come back to their website to find more of their author’s new books to download and read as soon as possible. Now the excited news is that Wild Horse Press is offering their titles at 30% off on the All Romance eBooks site the first two weeks of January in celebration. In addition to 30% off all their ARe titles, they are also giving away a tote bag filled with goodies – including some autographed novels! All you have to do to enter is email your name to wildhorsepress @ gmail . com (without the spaces) with the subject line NEW YEAR DRAWING. One lucky person will have their name drawn on January 15th and the winner will be announced on their website.

I do love paranormal romances very much because the authors create this totally different world that is similar to our own world. But these worlds these authors create are filled with all these paranormal creatures that we only think is myth but are totally real in paranormal romances. I know that author Jessica Coulter Smith loves to read paranormal romances so when she writes paranormal romances are what she ends up creating. I had the pleasure of hosting her guest blog about her release Moonlight Protector, which is the first book of her paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series and I also reviewed it as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing her as well if you want to find out more about Jessica’s writing and about some of her hobbies and favorite authors. I reviewed her second book in her series fabulous series called Moonlight Hero for both Jessica and her publisher Wild Horse Press and what a nice read that was for me. I also had the pleasure of reviewing the sort of prequel to her Ashton Grove Werewolves series that was previously published by another online publisher but was re-issued with Wild Horse Press called, Whispering Lake.

Well today I’m reviewing Jessica’s just released novel, Moonlight Guardian, the third book in her Ashton Grove Werewolves series, which I was lucky enough to receive an review copy from Wild Horse Press a few days ago. I love Jessica’s novels and was happy that they sent me a copy to review because I’ve read the blurb for this novel a while back before it was given an official released date on Jessica’s website. Since reading the first book in her wonderfully written Ashton Grove Werewolves series I have been anxiously waiting for the next book in the series to be published as soon as possible because I am officially addicted! Now we all have read about the first two Andrews brothers, Cole and Gabriel, finding their mates and having their happily ever after though they had some trouble along the way. But now it’s the youngest brother to find his mate and finally settle down to start a family which is what we all wish for him. Michael Andrews is the last of his brothers to find his mate and he’s played it tough, trying to convince his family that a mate is the last thing he wants, that he enjoys having a different woman every week. In reality, he’s afraid and he wants to find his mate though he thinks he may already have, but what if he’s not a good husband? Maybe he just isn’t made to love someone like his abusive father who he felt never really cared about his mother and his brothers.

Chloe Stevens is on her last leg and she found a guy she thought was great, only to end up pregnant and have the guy vanish into thin air after he got what he wanted from her. Then she lost her job and consequently, her car which just gets worse because now she’s facing an eviction from her apartment. So she’s five months pregnant with no job, no car, and now no home which forced Chloe to do the one thing she swore she wouldn’t…contact the father of her baby. She may have just been a fling to Michael, but their few days together had meant more to her than it must have for Michael. When a pregnant Chloe shows up looking for Michael, he’s stunned to find out that he’s going to be a father and it appears that fate is determined to put the woman in his path. While he’s thought of her often over the past several months, he’s done his best to stay away. What on earth does he have to offer her or the baby she’s carrying? A baby on the way changes everything…whether Chloe likes it or not, she’s stuck with Michael from here on out. Now he just has to convince her to marry him which is going to be a bit tough when Chloe becomes attached to Ramsey who is another werewolves and part of the Ashton Grove pack.

So I finished reading this book in about less than a day since I got it and while I was reading it I had a bit of mixed feelings about some of the characters in the novel. I actually had to read the last page of the novel to give me an idea of who would end up with Chloe since I wasn’t completely sure if Michael would be the lucky hero to end up with her in a happily ever after. I’ve done this a couple of times with other books I’ve read and it has always sort of eased my mind about the characters which were wonderfully written. While I was reading it Jessica told me the following on Facebook, “My fingers are crossed that you like you it…but I get the feeling you may want to beat me over the head with it 🙂” which then made me a bit nervous. I’ve noticed that Jessica is now writing novels that will keep us readers guessing about which man in the heroine’s will be the lucky one to end up with her and it can really get nerve racking always wondering who will end up with who. In the end Jessica Coulter Smith delivers yet another exciting paranormal romance in her highly addictive Ashton Grove Werewolves series that will have you guessing from start to finish about who will Chloe choose to mate and love forever but also make you want the novel to never end. I’ve also got to mentioned that I got a sneak peek into the 5th and next book in the series called, Moonlight Champion, which is the story of one of the Andrews brother’s cousins who is named Connor Tierney. Now I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it but I have to wait since it’s not going to be released until 2010. I give this book 4.5 Open Books:

Here is the description of the book from Jessica’s website and picture:

MOONLIGHT GUARDIAN by Jessica Coulter Smith $ 5.98 (Book 3)(173 Pages)

Moonlight Guardian by Jessica Coulter Smith

Michael Andrews is the last of his brothers to find his mate. He’s played it tough, trying to convince his family that a mate is the last thing he wants, that he enjoys having a different woman every week. In reality, he’s afraid. He wants to find his mate and thinks he may already have, but what if he won’t be a good husband? Maybe he just isn’t made to love someone. Chloe Stevens is on her last leg. She found a guy she thought was great, only to end up pregnant and have the guy vanish into thin air. Then she lost her job and consequently, her car. Now she’s facing eviction. Five months pregnant, no job, no car, and now no home have forced Chloe to do the one thing she swore she wouldn’t…contact the father of her baby. She may have just been a fling to Michael, but their few days together had meant more to her. When a pregnant Chloe shows up looking for Michael, he’s stunned to find out that he’s going to be a father. It appears that fate is determined to put the woman in his path. While he’s thought of her often over the past several months, he’s done his best to stay away. What on earth does he have to offer her? A baby on the way changes everything…whether Chloe likes it or not, she’s stuck with Michael from here on out. Now he just has to convince her to marry him…
I do love paranormal romances very much because the authors create this totally different world that is similar to our own world. But these worlds these authors create are filled with all these paranormal creatures that we only think is myth but are totally real in paranormal romances. I know that author Jessica Coulter Smith loves to read paranormal romances so when she writes paranormal romances are what she ends up creating. I had the pleasure of hosting her guest blog about her release Moonlight Protector, which is the first book of her paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series and I also reviewed it as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing her as well if you want to find out more about Jessica’s writing and about some of her hobbies and favorite authors. I reviewed her current release second book in her series called Moonlight Hero for both Jessica and her publisher Wild Horse Press and what a nice read that was for me. I also had the pleasure of reviewing the sort of prequel to her Ashton Grove Werewolves series that was previously published by another online publisher but was re-issued with Wild Horse Press called, Whispering Lake.
Well today I’m reviewing Jessica’s upcoming stand alone novel, Vicus Luna, which I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy from Wild Horse Press a few days ago. I love Jessica’s novels and was happy that they sent me a copy to review because I’ve read the blurb for this novel a while back before it was given an official released date on Jessica’s website. Well this novel is a paranormal romance that starts in the town of Windsor, Georgia which is a town that lives in fear of the Vicus Luna, the local werewolf pack. Each month the pack comes out and abducts a woman, someone to do their bidding, who is little more than a slave and it’s on one of these nights that Cady Whitmore, the heroine, finds herself cornered by the Vicus Luna. Terrified, she faces three werewolves who wish to claim her as their own but when the alpha decides to claim her, Cady is horrified because of what she’s heard of the alpha being a womanizing, chauvanistic, cruel man. When Marshall drags her off to a secluded cabin, she worries for her safety and her life since she has never had a steady boyfriend or lover since she’s barely 20 years old. As Cady struggles with many challenges thrown her way, she finds herself caught in a difficult spot because while Marshall may not love her, he isn’t ready to let her go. Marshall’s friend and fellow pack member, Brendan, knows that Cady is special and will stop at nothing to make sure she’s safe.
In the end, the best werewolf will win but which one will it be since not only are Marshall and Brendan involve to keep Cady but then Eric, Brendan’s twin, comes along and that just makes this triangle into a square, LOL. So I finished reading this book in about less than a day since I got it and while I was reading it I had very mixed feelings about all the characters in the novel. I actually had to read the last page of the novel to give me an idea of who would end up with Cady since there were about at least 2 men who were after her and I wasn’t completely sure who would be the lucky hero to end up with her in a happily ever after. I’ve done this a couple of times with other books I’ve read and it has always sort of easied my mind about the characters which were wonderfully written. I had such fun reading this paranormal romance novel since it was about werewolves but completely different from the werewolves we know and love in Jessica’s Ashton Grove Werewolves series. I enjoyed her previous stand alone novel that I reviewed for Manic Readers called, Magnolia Magick, which was similar to this novel since it had two men who were involved with the heroine and I was not sure which would be the lucky man to end up with the heroine. In the end Jessica Coulter Smith delivers yet another wonderfully written paranormal romance with werewolves that will have you guessing from start to finish about who will Cady choose to love and make a life with but also make you want the novel to never end. I give this book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Jessica’s website and picture:
VICUS LUNA by Jessica Coulter Smith $ 5.98 (230 Pages)(Comes out December 1, 2009)

Vicus Luna by Jessica Coulter Smith

The town of Windsor, Georgia lives in fear of the Vicus Luna, the local werewolf pack. Each month the pack comes out and abducts a woman, someone to do their bidding, little more than a slave. It’s on one of these nights that Cady Whitmore finds herself cornered by the Vicus Luna. Terrified, she faces three werewolves who wish to claim her as their own. When the alpha decides to claim her, Cady is horrified. From what she’s heard, the alpha is a womanizing, chauvanistic, cruel man…When Marshall drags her off to a secluded cabin, she worries for her safety and her life. As Cady struggles with many challenges thrown her way, she finds herself caught in a difficult spot. While Marshall may not love her, he isn’t ready to let her go. Marshall’s friend and fellow pack member, Brendan, knows that Cady is special and will stop at nothing to make sure she’s safe. In the end, the best werewolf will win…

I do love paranormal romances very much because the authors create this totally different world that is similar to our own world. But these worlds these authors create are filled with all these paranormal creatures that we only think is myth but are totally real in paranormal romances. I know that author Jessica Coulter Smith loves to read paranormal romances so when she writes paranormal romances are what she ends up creating. I had the pleasure of hosting her guest blog about her release Moonlight Protector, which is the first book of her paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series and I also reviewed it as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing her as well if you want to find out more about Jessica’s writing and about some of her hobbies and favorite authors. I recently reviewed her current release second book in her series called Moonlight Hero for both Jessica and her publisher Wild Horse Press and what a nice read that was for me. Today I’m reviewing Jessica Coulter Smith’s debut novel, Whispering Lake, but this is a new extended version and with a beautiful new cover that is coming out this Tuesday, August 25 with romance publisher Wild Horse Press. This novel is sort of a prequel to her wonderful paranormal romance Ashton Grove Werewolves series because it introduces the Andrews brothers for the first time before you read Moonlight Protector and find out about Cole Andrews love story.
Now onto my review which starts with Cassie, who is on vacation with some friends, suddenly finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger. This handsome stranger along with his twin and older brother are sharing the same cabin together with her since the place was booked solid and this was the only opening for Cassie and her friends trip. Hoping she will finally have a shot at a normal life, she allows herself to care for Cole who awakens something that only her friendly ghost Matt had been able to in the past few years. But when things get hot and heavy, Cassie’s spectral best friend Matt materializes—literally. This is when things get really interesting because we now find out that Cole is secretly a werewolf along with his brothers Michael and Gabriel…but will Cassie be able to handle the truth when she finds out? Or will the fact that he turns furry turn her off but more importantly, will Cole be able to handle Cassie’s psychic abilities because there will be ghosts popping up here and there? Cassie has a choice to make now that she has had her sexual attraction awakened with the help of Cole but since Matt has arrived she now has feelings that she needs to come to terms with or end of miserable. Will she choose the hottest werewolf of all, or the ghost of her dreams who has known her for half of her life?
I’m so happy that I finally got my hands on a copy of Whispering Lake, even though I never had the pleasure of reading the original version, because I have heard so many good things about this novel and since Cassie and Matt have featured in both of the Ashton Grove Werewolves books I wanted to know how their love story started and ended. There were a lot of twists and turns that had me wanting more and more until I find out how things will end for Cassie, Matt and even Cole. It was great getting to know Cassie better after reading only bits and pieces of her in the werewolves series and Matt as well because he is such a facsinating character who I was very curious to find out how he was made a ghost and then into a human again. This is a must have novel that you have to read even if you have already read the first two books of her amanzing paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series because you will be able to get an inside look at the three Andrews brother before they ended up finding their mates. Jessica Coulter Smith delivers a wonderfully written paranormal romance with ghosts, werewolves and psychics that will have you glued to either your computer screens or e-reader screens until you have devoured this novel. I give this book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Jessica’s website and picture:

Whispering Lake by Jessica Coulter Smith $ 5.95 (Prequel to Ashton Grove Werewolves series)(222 Pages)

NEW EXTENDED VERSION!

Whispering Lake by Jessica Coulter Smith

While on vacation with some friends, Cassie finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger. Hoping she will finally have a shot at a normal life, she allows herself to care for Cole. When things get hot and heavy, Cassie’s spectral best friend Matt materializes—literally. Cole is secretly a werewolf…will Cassie be able to handle the truth? Or will the fact that he turns furry turn her off…

More importantly, will Cole be able to handle Cassie’s psychic abilities? With ghosts popping up here and there, will they have a shot at a real romance? Or will he turn out to be like the others and run the other way? Cassie has a choice to make. Will she choose the hottest werewolf of all, or the ghost of her dreams?

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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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