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~ Hidden Mortality by Maggie Mundy Review ~

714TMi6iWIL._SL1275_SynopsisIn Bath in 1850 a witch is murdered in a ritual granting longevity to four men. What they are not aware of is that she has bestowed the same power to another called Seth to avenge her death.

Cara is a descendant of the witch and fills her days with food with her Irish-themed catering business. Her nights are another matter; they are full of erotic dreams of a mysterious lover, or nightmares with mutilated bodies. So this wasn’t the best time for her Nana to tell her she is coming into her power.

Of the original four immortals, Vincent is the only one left and to stop his own long life from fading he needs another witch to kill. Seth was meant to protect the witch’s descendants from a distance, but with Cara he can’t stay away. He has to make a choice to love Cara, or avenge the original death and possibly die himself. Cara has the fight of her life on when one man comes to kill her, and another to love her.

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christie review4 starsHidden Mortality by Maggie Mundy was a captivating and mesmerizing paranormal thriller. The book opens with young witch, Rosie, being murdered in a sadistic, ritualistic killing by a group of men in Bath in the year of 1849. They believe that her death will give them immortality. At her death, she appears to the man she loves, Seth. She gives him immortality to avenge her death and protect her descendants as she knows the madman who masterminded her death will not stop with her. He will have to continue killing to keep his immortal body. As the hundreds of years pass, her killer is still killing innocent women, and Seth is trying to determine who he is and kill him. Throughout the years, he has watched over Rosie’s descendants with an objective state of mind. However, that changes when he sees Cara. She awakens feelings that he has never had before. But, as danger creeps closer to Cara, will Seth be able keep his wits about him and keep her safe?

The suspense and pacing of the story kept me interested throughout the book. Maggie Mundy does a great job with giving the reader just enough romance and suspense to keep them enthralled throughout the entire book. The romance between Cara and Seth builds slowly even though I could feel the sexual chemistry between the two jumping off of the pages. The two were also very realistic characters even though one is immortal. Cara has had some romantic issues in the past that really affect her ability to trust men. Seth also brings a great deal of baggage to the relationship as he has lost two women he loved in the past, not to mention he is immortal. There is also a whole cast of secondary characters that bring great things to the book.

I thought the book was a fantastic paranormal romance/suspense. One of my favorite things about the book was Mundy’s descriptive writing. She engaged all the senses throughout the book. Cara is a chef, and I could smell and taste the food she prepared for her clients. In every scene she wrote, whether it was the horrible scene at the beginning of book with Rosie’s death or the scenes between Cara and her grandmother, I felt like I was there in every one of them. The only thing I wish had been different was that the end seemed to be a tad rushed, but it by no means ruined the book for me. For all of you who hate cliffhangers, there isn’t one. I thought there would be, but there wasn’t. If you like paranormal romance, suspense, with a bit of history thrown in, then you should give this one a try! I look forward to reading more from Maggie Mundy in the future.

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

Abou the authorMaggie Mundy lives in Adelaide, Australia and is a member of Romance Writers of Australia, and the local chapter SARA (South Australian Romance Authors). She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English at Flinders University. She had a short story published in the RWA Topaz Anthology Little Gems in 2010 called Sea and Vines. Over the past year she has had a erotic vampire novella published with Rogue Phoenix Press and a paranormal romance novel published with Soul Mate Publishing. She has also performed for many years in corporate entertainment for which she wrote her own sketches which probably explains why her head is so full of characters. She loves writing romance but thinks falling in love can be scary, especially in her stories where creatures of the night really exist.

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Title: Single: Volume One

Author: Lyra Parish

Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology

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After failing miserably at love, Roxane VanBuren swears off men but not before her determined best friend shows her all the advantages of being single. After a wild weekend full of sex, old-flames, and secrets, Roxane is desperate to forget it ever happened.
But she learns it isn’t that easy.

Since becoming the President of VanBuren Investments, she knows how important it is for her professional and personal life to remain separate from one another. If the two were to mix, the rumors could possibly ruin her reputation, which is bad for her and bad for business. To avoid that, Roxane allows rules to define and guide her every move. Unfortunately for her, Parker Williams is determined to break them all, one at a time.

 

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Lyra Parish loves to write, travel, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cats, cups of coffee, or read too many happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra currently resides in Texas with her glass blowing, guitar playing hubby and black cat.

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Change your destiny.

As the third child in the Carter family, I always felt a little on the outside of the Carter charm. I worked hard and played harder, but I was getting tired of the same old scene. I was more than Jess Carter’s little sister, I wanted to be me. Pam Carter.

It was time for a change and I wanted to be set free.

I knew it needed to happen. After years of one night stands and too brief sexual encounters, an accident brought Fate to me. To resist his charm was my penance for years of misbehavior. The temptation to give in to my desire haunted me for almost two years, until an uncontrollable situation started the twisted path to test my resolve further.

What would it take to claim my independence and be a new, improved woman?

I worked for Jacob Vincent, horror novelist extraordinaire, as his personal assistant, but I was adamant that the relationship remain professional. Jacob had dark demons and I couldn’t bring him into the light…or could I? Life was springing forth for me; changes were coming. I knew it was time to be set free from who I had been and who I was to start fresh with who I wanted to be. I just didn’t know where to start to change my destiny.

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I’d like to say I was always a writer. I’d also like to say that I wrote
every day of my life since a child. That I took the teaching advice I give my former students because writing every day improves your writing. I’d like to say I have my ten-thousand hours that makes me a proficient writer. But I can’t say any of those things. I did dream of writing the “Great American Novel” until one day a friend said: Why does it have to be great? Why can’t it just be good and tell a story?
 
As a teenager, I wrote your typical love-angst poetry that did occasionally win me an award and honor me with addressing my senior high school class at our Baccalaureate Mass. I didn’t keep a journal because I was too afraid my mom would find it in the mattress where I kept my copy of Judy Blume’s Forever that I wasn’t allowed to read as a twelve year old.
 
I can say that books have been my life. I’m a reader. I loved to read the day I discovered “The Three Bears” as a first grader, and ever since then, the written word has been my friend. Books were an escape for me. An adventure to the unknown. A love affair I’d never know. I could be lost for hours in a book.
 
So why writing now? I had a story to tell. It haunted me from the moment I decided if I just wrote it down it would go away. But it didn’t. Three years after writing the first draft, a sign (yes, I believe in them) told me to fix up that draft and work the process to have it published. That’s what I did. But one story let to another, and another, and another. Then a new idea came into my head and a new storyline was created.
 
I was accused (that’s the correct word) of having an overactive imagination as a child, as if that was a bad thing. I’ve also been accused of having the personality of a Jack Russell terrier, full of energy, unable to relax, and always one step ahead. What can I say other than I have stories to tell and I think you’ll like them. If you don’t, that’s okay. We all have our book boyfriends. We all have our favorites. Whatever you do, though, take time for yourself and read a book.
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