PenumbraMine

A place between shadow and light

Hello, I'm Mama Magie Ward~ A post-stroke mom writing as part of my recovery. "Some overcome, some succumb, but there is always a choice: be bitter or become Better." #HoldMyLatte2022

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When all the cards fall, the future is within her grasp.

Being forced into an arranged marriage with a man she despises by her father, and torn away from her beloved Noah, Sophia is terrified at first. Terrified of what the super-wealthy and cruelly powerful Pierce Family can do to her and her loved ones. But she finds that her mother and friends have more than enough fortitude to stand by her as she tries to reclaim her own life, and bring down those who think they can buy or buy-off whomever they chose. Friendship, loyalty, and love are not for sale. Secrets and Lies are revealed and Truth brings heartache. When will the Elite ever learn that people in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones? Sophia is going to teach them a lesson, her future is Within Her Grasp.

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Not Your Typical Princess

Summer isn't your typical princess, she doesn't want to marry a prince, she wants to stop a war between the humans and dragons. She wants to save the lives of her people. But things take a turn when Prince Charming comes as a pair of young Dragon Lords and she is destined to be theirs. Ebony and Gold are beautiful together, but the arrogance of the twins sets her teeth on edge and Summer is determines to prove she is worth more than silk gowns and something soft and warm in bed. She is a warrior and she will save her people, in spite of her overbearing mates.

This book had me laughing, raging, and sometimes sad, but it is a wonderful journey into the world of dragon overlords and the humans who are trying to survive them.

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How Jessie gets a "dog"

Jessie has lost her family twice. Once when she was only 4 months old and her mafia father had her mother killed for having her. The second time when crime took her adoptive father and cancer her mother. But a letter leads her to a Russian orthodox priest with his own secrets. Her path to finding her past put her in danger and the only one who can keep her safe is in jail for assault and under Court Orders to stay away from her when he gets out, but John's friends aren't going to let anything happen to his mate. She is going to need protection from the Russian Wolf Mafia, and no one protects better than a Beta protecting his mate, even if he has to do it in his fur. Jessie, meet your new protection canine... Oh...And Jessie... Welcome to the world you've only read about in fiction, Werewolves, witches, and pack wars, oh my. Nobody said being an heiress would be easy.

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Reincarnated Love is anything but a retelling of a girl meets vampire story

This is one of my favorite vampire stories, it is terrifying, quirky, and well told with emotions that swing from laugh out loud funny to the fearful certainty 'she's dead this time" and back. The MC Katheryn did not win the parent lottery so she should have known something was up when hers invited her to go on vacation to meet the royal family of a small country. As expected they, had agreed to betroth her to a prince for a small fortune without her consent but she isn't interested. Trapped in a land of vampires and caught between the centuries long feud between brothers, she discovers something unexpected as she gets her revenge on her parents, evades her arranged marriage to one prince, struggles to prove the innocence of the other, and just tries to survive with the help of the ghost of her murdered predecessor. Reincarnated Revenge is the story behind the story.
This story is worth every moment spent reading and re-reading it. When it goes into print, I am putting it on my go-to shelf for books I love..

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Reaghan's saga

Alpha Female Reaghan is coming into her own despite the scheming of Male Alphas who want her more for a breeder than a leader. And NO SPOILERS HERE!
There is so much amazing story content and emotional drama as the events unfold that this should be a movie series, I would binge-watch it a hundred times! As it is, I have read this book serval times, and have plans to put a copy on my bookshelf.

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Serial Killer meet Killer Sexy, Savvy, and Smart

Sexy, Savvy, and Smart, Angel earned her way to the top of the FBI serial killer investigation unit and a spot on the Monster Hunter task force. The Monster Hunter isn't her usual serial, he hunts the worst child sex offenders, the ones the law can't or won't touch. With her own traumatic past, Angel doesn't know if she should arrest him or give him a medal. But when the clues lead close too home, she has to make a choice.

This is one of the best of PartWolf's books and a must read for crime drama lovers.

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More struggles for Summer

Summer doesn't get a moment's rest in this continuation of the series.. Her Mates, her children, and the mayhem caused by enemies literally crawling out of every corner are going to push her to a revelation she never expected.
Fun and sexy werewolf - hybrid read.

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WereJaguars will survive

Cat spent her young life being trained to survive because being a werejaguar. wasn't enough to protect her. Many wanted her, many more wanted to kill her and her family. Love can wait, she's got to kick arse and take names, but betrayal always happened close to home. Trusting her cat is easy, everyone else, not so much.

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Unexpected Twists

Immortality comes at the price of the extinction of a species.. Gain the soul of the last creature, a few humans become shifters. It's a blessing and a curse, that the wealthiest of the world wish to possess and they are willing to harm and kill anyone to get it.
LOVE the worldbuilding..

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My first and still favorite

This was my first and still is my favorite of Wolfie's books after all these years, but The Porch Wolf and Missing are nipping at its heels.
The sudden unexpectedness of a solar event ending most life in the northern hemisphere brings the frailty of human society and bodies to light as it were, but heroes, kindness, and a survival chance comes from an unexpected place.; werewolves are real. As humanity struggles and in some places sinks to their worst, some wolves step forward willing to break the ages old law- Don't bite a human. Would you take The Bite to survive the cataclysm?

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Jaguars, oh my.

Serlina plays the unexpected heroine who comes into her own, falls in love, and basically kicks butt and takes names while having some raucously hysterical interactions with her mate and cohorts. I enjoyed the back and forth greatly as I do in all Stormie's books. Fight scenes and pop-up enemies get a little repetitive but this is a fun weekend read for anyone longing to escape the 2020s mayhem and stress..

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.Can't stop reading...

Again the Amazing Julie Midnighter stuns us with an amazing worldbuild that is in the same world as the Monsterous Hearts series but it is totally new! Poor, socially awkward Fluer was abducted and almost eaten by witches, an experience that left her soul tainted and her psyche scarred. Enter a literally Drop-Dead gorgeous warlock she accidentally released from existence as a cursed tree and the quest is on to free them both from being bound together and to their pasts. Healing moments or hot scenes, this story will keep you reading.

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Another fantastic story.

Wolfy is keeping us all on the edge of our seats with Bonnie's story in the Porch Wolf/ Sharkbait world. Missing is as much an overcoming grief story as crime drama and I look forward to the end.

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Sorry, I couldn't go further.

Decades of abuse don't vanish in an afternoon no matter what justification is given. Cookie-cutter tropes and insta-fogiveness made this a DNF. Sorry, I couldn't go any further. The writing style is very youthful but continuity errors show a lack of worldbuilding. May I recommend Save the Cat or The Plot Garden for your future writing plans.

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Humphrey Bogart wishes he had writers this good.

Another completely amazing book by Julie Midnight.

Illegal Magic, A salty Werewolf Detective, and A flighty Human Heiress who is really all brains and sass... Chasing down a missing man, they stumble onto a cult led by a mad man and the corruption of the werewolf king... All the bits of a good mystery, romance, and the old Bogart movies. I love this one so much and the moment it is printed, I am putting it on my shelf next to the others!

If you aren't reading Julie's stories and her unique take on werewolves, you are missing out!

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Another amazing tale

Wolves, Agents, and Werecats, oh my.
The continuation of the saga of Arrowhead Pack through Maria's story as the last of her kind after the Sons were taken down brings in the author's love of governmental conspiracies and overreach. Finding sanctuary with the pack and Brotherhood, Maria copes with she and her niece being the last werejaguars, after her crazy uncle is taken from prison by a rogue CIA element who want them and their goddess given gift under their control. With the President on Arrowhead's side after her husband's abduction and assassination, this one has all the spy-thriller element of Angel Has Fallen or Airforce One. BUT don't forget the Pack Pools and the Motorcycles, there are some beautiful side trips into the world of tour riding around Wolfie's beloved Great Lakes. It feels like could visit the world of Arrowhead Pack and the Steel Brotherhood.

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Good Read for the weekend.

I really enjoyed the story and the way it was presented. Not your usual Wolf romance. The drama comes from the characters not the typical genre contrived kidnappings, constant battles/violence, etc.
If you are looking for a lovely story whose characters happen to be werewolves too, then this is a must read.

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Unstoppable Will meets Immovable Evil

Excellent read. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a sci-fi dystopian, anti-romance but trauma and assault survivors be warned, there will be many difficult scenes.

Impulsive Iris was taken as a slave by the god-like Remus because she intrigued him after the conquest of Earth. Her desire to do good and bring hope to her fellow humans brought her nothing but suffering from an evil she had no hope of escaping but she still willfully resisted and paid for it dearly.

The only recommendation is that there be more trigger warnings.

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Alice and Colton have more than love

There are so many werewolf series but this one is as far above them as the moon is from the bottom of the sea. Alice and Colton are a love story as old as time and even when the worst has happened and madness has over come our black wolf, there is still a glimmer of hope on the full moon (no spoilers!).
The characters are rich and believable, the world building is perfection, and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep even the most thrill seeking reader intrigued. If you can take a week to binge read the entire series, it would be totally worth the time invested.

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the usual trope :\

I usually don't review after five chapters but I want to beg the writer to try something more original. She has a sweet lilt to her writing style which would suit a well-plotted story with original elements. This is the usual fashionista teen wolf cliche meets big bad Blood Alpha trope. A decent guilty pleasure werewolf genre read for those who need a mindless escape after a bad day and like the predictability of the usual teen shewolf / heartless alpha mate story with a glass of spirits and a bubble bath but nothing that hasn't been written ten thousand times on Inkitt or Watt pad. I know there are those who love this cliche, but honestly I feel this author could do better with some story development.

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A guilty pleasure for a weekend escape read

I enjoyed the story but had moments where I wanted to smack or hug this character or that. Definitely a guilty pleasure read for those looking forward to a leisurely weekend.

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Love from beyond death

Imagine walking up from death, watching the one you love grieve and being unable to tell him you're there because you are now something else... Siena's nightmare was as horrible as Asher's grief but it wasn't a nightmare, then the serial killer who took her from Asher went after him and the innocents he protected. They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, well how about a woman murdered and come back to avenge her death and track down the real culprit. A must read for mystery lovers who love the supernatutal

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Must read for werewolf lovers or everyone!!!

Alice's story draws you in on the deepest heartstring, happy moments and terrifying tragedies are felt on the most visceral level. The author lures you into an emotional and vivid world that will have you addicted and waiting for updates. One chapter, one book, and you will be a fan for life because there are three in the series so far. Find Julie on Amazon too.

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It started with hello

They never should have met. Eve was from a small primitive planet and Ardaxur was a guardian. But she was kidnapped and after he was thrown in a cage with the animal from 70992, he realized there was more going on that contraband smuggling. She was a sentient. They shared a connection among the stars but there are those who want Eve for very nefarious purposes and the fate of the sentient races might depend on what a linguist from earth can do, if she survives. Ardaxur has never had a more difficult or demanding mission than Eve.
A must read for sci-fi fans.

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Very realistic YA Teen Pregnancy story

A good weekend read. The realistic characters struggling and interacting create an rich world in this YA Teen Pregnancy story. It is such a relief and joy to read such an engaging take on the genre. The characters reflect conflict and consequences, they love and laugh, they worry and overreact. I really enjoyed this story more than most I have read in this genre.
Hope to see more...

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A new look at wolves

If you are tired of the same of werewolf genre, this is the author for you. I love this writer's take on werewolves in all of her books and am so happy she is sharing here.
Best wished in college, sweetie. <3 from Mama

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Nice for the Billionaire/Nanny genre

Sweet and short read, a quicky for the bus or tram and very usual for the Billionaire/Nanny genre. I picked it because it was in the Sci-fi / Adventure genres but it was neither soooo... A little confused as to why it was listed there instead of in the Romance or Chicklit. genres. Good luck to the writer with future stories.

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Diary of an unguided life

A very interesting short read about a young life's struggle that feels IRL. The very upfront first person style is more like the reader is listening to someone give a summary of their life rather than reading a narrative. I liked it because life doesn't have a plot. The struggles were met, temptations fallen to, changes made, and despite the almost apathy of the narrator in some parts of the reciting, the reader still feels for the MC...

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A temptress is made

An temptress isn't born, she is made. Sculpted from innocence and neglect into a selfish monster, too broken to truly understand her carefully cultured evil. Normal is just a word for ugly people. A serial killer of the hearts of men until she met her match and now she has to pay Karma it's due. But is she worth saving, can she be reformed? Can she learn the true meaning of love when she has nothing left?

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Nothing is more important than love

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Honor
What's a spy to do when his investigation into a new and deadly drug results in a marriage to a sweet but innocent school teacher? Easy,kick butt, take names, and love her with everything he is down to the last drop of his blood if necessary to protect her. A binge read MUST!

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Beauty and the beast wishes it were this good

A beauty caught between a beast and a darker malevolence, add the twist of impossible fate and this becomes a must to binge read.

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Tears and heart

Poetry is the vibration of the heart and it's moods put into words for us to share. Just beautiful!

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The chase is on

When your sister is taken, your parents killed, and you are exiled the same week, you find a way to fight back. And Talia did, now she is the Alpha killer and on the run from the Council, the FBI and her mate. Can she get her revenge note the get her. Loving this thrill ride of a story.

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There's no mistaking how humorous this super sexy comedy of errors

Serena has a odd life, even for a witch. Born with the potential to be one of the most powerful fire witches in history, magic is a practice him mishaps especially with her uncooperative familiar, whom she just calls Cat (or A$$ depending on the number of her shoes and bras he's ruined that day.). Just when she thinks things with her pot dealing granny, uptight Coven leader mother, and glitter witch, dragoriding bestie can't get any weirder, she finds a beautiful naked man in her kitchen. Her Cat has been keeping secrets from her. HE informs her, She is his witch and will love him, all of him, and not marry that human.
Witches, goblins, and love-sick familiars, oh my. And then there's CAT, my oh my!

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They say it's the journey...

They say it is the journey that it important, but behind every journey is a heart that beats. Mahila's journey from orphan girl with a broken heart to strong woman with a determined will and sacred gift to be reckoned with was not an easy one. It was as much searching for her mother's people as it is running from the constant beating her heart takes. Taking the first step of a journey is never easy, and realizing you haven't reached last step means giving up the place that felt like home. Some paths are harder than others, and the path to healing one's heart is the rockiest of all.

I think this is one of my favorite stories. The world Layla create is richer and as real as any I've read. Her characters are intricate, living, flawed, and striving. To love them, to hate them, to feel their regret and hope makes this a wonderful narrative without equal.

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Rose is a thriller

Rose was always prepared, whether it was her job as an FBI profiler chasing the most violent of criminals or as the mother of a feisty teenager. What she wasn't prepared for was being rescued from certain death by hot Marine sniper Gunny, finding out he was a were-panther, and his unexpected claims that they were mates while working on the hardest case of her life. With peace after the Were-war hanging by a thread and military-trained serial killer randomly shooting werewolves, Scrabble tiles aren't the only puzzle Rose has to figure out in this brave new world. This crime mystery set in the Shifter world takes one on a journey from the desert southwest to the halls of Washington D.C., allies and enemies aren't always who they seem, but are they domestic terrorist or patriots protecting the human race from predators of mythical origins.

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A curse shared

TIberius isn't your usual cursed prince charming, he's a lycan and a rogue, and where he goes Death follows. Crystal has always been sickly, struggling with very human heath issues no other wolf faces, and as result, she is just tired... tired of being sick... tired of struggling... tired of living. It is a twisted fate they find one night on the edge of a muddy creek, and Tiberius discovers that his curse has harmed his Mate. Can he save them or will they both be lost? How can she heal him when she feels she is helpless and all is hopeless?

This is a heart-wrenching, tangled tale of two mates and a curse. An emotional roller-coaster of suffering and hope in the face of danger and betrayal. A must read is you are looking for not-your-usual werewolf mates story.

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The strongest ones are the broken ones

After watching, another young Luna going through the ritual breaking, the Slave Lunas vow that this is the last time. In one near-suicidal moment of revenge, all those that tormented them are dead in a fiery explosion. But how will Luna's without mates keep their new pack safe with only a handful of warriors in a hostile world? How will they get past the years of abuse they suffered? Will they be able to accept a new Mate? Can these broken she-wolves heal each other or is death the easier option?

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Elle's Revenge

A single day of betrayal robs Elle of everything; her parents, her freedom, her pack, and even her wolf. All the now-human has left is revenge. With her Aunt and Uncle's help, and those few of her pack that refused to abandon her, she plans a complicated revenge on the four Alphas and their heirs who participated in that day, including her true mate. Unfortunately, another event diverts her plans. War against the werewolves begins, and she has to make a choice to save the species she no longer is part of by helping her former enemies and evolving, or dying as a wolfless human. When offered a second chance at the life that was her birthright, will she be willing to give up her revenge, or is there no fury like a woman betrayed?

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Alpha's Breeder

This is a very different take on a Werewolf mates story. I enjoyed it when I first found it on Wattpad almost two years ago, and I enjoyed reading it again. on Inkitt. Emi's reaction to being "trapped" in the werewolf world is interesting. I really enjoy it and recommend it for those who are looking for "Not Your Usual" werewolf mates story.

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Must read before Halloween

I am NOT a fan of horror genre but I do love a good ghost story. This one had me engrossed in the beginning, annoyed with Lyn and excited for Mark. Sadly, they did not find the warning signs soon enough and I think I shall have nightmares about leeches. Overall I enjoy this short story.

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Loved it on WP,

What's a newly turned wolf to do? Definitely not give up his day job as a police officer. But when his stripper mate and drug addict sister are under the thumb of a demonic drug-dealing Vampire simply called the Dragon, he is given a choice, Fall in line or Fight...

Super hot scenes mixed with drama and tears and laugh till you cry moments. It's a great weekend read and definitely not your usual werewolf story.

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