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Literary Friday: Crescent City Creatures Book Two *plus* a Goodreads Giveaway for a Signed Copy of Book One!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  Do you need some good lake and or beach reading?  Well you've come to the right place!!!

My daughter Samantha Stone is hosting a Goodreads giveaway for a signed copy of Punished, Book One in the Crescent City Creatures series.

According to Goodreads:

Raphael Saar is an exiled werewolf, a convict on the direct path to a death sentence—for a crime he didn’t commit. He doesn’t care, so long as he can end the human trafficking ring kidnapping women across New Orleans.

Recovering from a horrific tragedy, one particularly bad day for Mary Newman has stretched into months. A nanny for a wealthy family in New Orleans, she can’t understand why she’s being constantly humiliated by her boss until the night she learns that he’s not human—and neither is she.

Only Raphael can save her from the monster feeding from her misery, but will Mary be able to stop his execution?

Punished teams up werewolves, banshees, a wompus cat and a haint in order to rid New Orleans of a group of immortals determined to hurt the city’s women and kill Raphael’s pack.

You can win a copy by following THIS LINK to GOODREADS.  Good luck in the giveaway!

Recently I read Book Two in the Crescent City Creatures Series, Hunted.

I love the cover art of Stone's books!

According to Goodreads:

Heath Frasier knew he made no friends the day he broke werewolf law—but he’s not prepared for the creature lying in wait for him.

Sophia Anderson has an enemy in a particularly powerful faery, one who will stop at nothing to ensure her death.

Only Heath and Sophia can keep each other safe, but their pairing could bring a fate worse than death. If they escape those hunting them, will they risk staying together, or go their separate ways?

Hunted continues the story of a delinquent werewolf pack in New Orleans, where the Fey control more than meets the eye, a witch can change a life, and one female werewolf’s powers are put to the ultimate test.

My Review:

As a reminder for full disclosure, Samantha Stone is my daughter.  I hear about these characters almost on a daily basis, so I feel like I know them.  Sophia is one of the strongest heroines in the genre:  I.  Love.  Her!  She's courageous, and she's willing to try anything to save her relationship with Heath while ensuring their safety.  I enjoyed Heath's character, too, and it's fun reading when an alpha male is secure enough with his masculinity to support his mate even when she places herself in harm's way.

As with Book One, the reader still gets glimpses of other characters whose books are in the works. The series also has a definite sense of place: New Orleans.  Add relentless villains, sweet romance, witty dialogue, and engaging characters and you get the perfect recipe for an exciting paranormal, urban fantasy series.  Stay tuned for my review of Book Three, Enspelled, in a few weeks.

What's on your summer reading list?  Please share in comments.

Since I will not have access to a computer much this weekend, there will be no link party.

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill

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