“The Waxing Moon” by Elli Morgan

Okay, I have to admit that when I was offered this book to review, I immediately had the thought, “Oh boy, more vampires.” I believed that the topic, given books, movies, television shows, has been overdone, and I did not think we readers could get another of the same old thing and truly enjoy it. As has happened so many times to me, I was very happily surprised.

In “The Waxing Moon,” the main character is Lilah, a young woman who is living a very boring, normal, and at times depressing, life. Soon she has a surprise meeting with Cain, a very mysterious and gorgeous, you guessed it, vampire. Lilah has been dreaming of a new life, Cain is able to show her one, and their adventures begin. … More “The Waxing Moon” by Elli Morgan

“The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” by Jennifer Ivy Walker

“The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” is the debut novel by Jennifer Ivy Walker. It’s an alluring retelling of the legendary medieval French romance between Tristan and Isolde, and a whole lot more. This dark, mythical, paranormal fantasy is also the first of a trilogy and sets the tone for an exciting new saga. … More “The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven” by Jennifer Ivy Walker

“Joyous Lies” by Margaret Ann Spence

“Joyous Lies,” by Margaret Ann Spence, is a compelling story of secrets and lies. Main character Maelle Woolley feels more comfortable around plants than she does people. And that’s for a reason that goes back to her childhood, when she learned at an early age the people you care about aren’t always around, and others can’t be trusted. … More “Joyous Lies” by Margaret Ann Spence