“Cinderella And The Wolf Prince: BWWM Paranormal Romance (Siren’s Tales Book 2)“
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales/African-American/Erotica
Release Date: September 23, 2017
THIS! Read this!
Take a paranormal romance full of shifters, witches, wizards and dark magic, blend it with the right amount of steamy smexiness, then cover it in fairytale goodness and you get Cinderella and the Wolf Prince – a story you will read in one sitting!
Wulf St. Jamison is out of sorts and out of time…literally. Powerful witches just rescued the shifter prince from a cage where he’d been held for the last two hundred years.
Everyone and everything the Eternal Alpha knows and loves is gone. Add the trauma and nightmares of the endless torture he endured after watching his family being murdered and he’s in search of a final exit.
Cinderella Dupont is a smart young witch working as a maid/errand girl in her wicked stepmother’s brothel. (Don’t think cat house…no, don’t do that!) Cindi is counting the days… two more months until she turns 25! Her ‘debt’ to her stepmother will be paid in full AND she receives a sizable inheritance from her late father.
Nice little story there…but it’s not this one!
Circumstances bring a masked Cindi and Wulf together in a dark room for a hot night of passion and by morning, she’s gone.
Wulf is beside himself and determined to find her. When he learns of a witch known to be the best tracker around, he seeks her out. Is it a coincidence she’s also the witch responsible for his rescue?
Of course, it’s Cindi. But her BFF, Kara, has cooked up a potion and spell to mask her scent and identity. And the mating bite mark. Yep! He bit her…but she agreed! Uh Oh!
The story moves full steam ahead from there. Wulf is determined to find his mate… but why is there something familiar about Cindi?
I like Wulf St. Jamison. He’s out of his element, and Queen Issa and cousin Quentin do try to help. He has a lot of catching up to do and much to learn but he is willing… eventually… once he knows he has a mate. My favorite parts of the story were the internal arguments Wulf had with his wolf, which usually ran on the theme when in doubt, kill it! HA!
I like Cindi! The odds have been stacked against her since birth, but she still prevails. She’s also kind and always ready to help others. She doesn’t conceal her identity from Wulf out of spite or meanness. Her existence has always been controlled by others, and she’s ready to live her life on her terms and study her craft to become one of the powerful ruling Sister Witches. Cindi has plenty of darkness of her own she’s hiding, and Katherine just can’t wait to spill the beans.
But not yet!
While “helping” Wulf find his mate, Cindi falls in love. SQUEEEE! Before she can tell Wulf the truth, we end up at the Royal Ball immersed in supernatural beings behaving badly. Everyone shows out!
Katherine as the stepmother is spot on. She couldn’t be eviler if she tried. Stepsister Raishel – ugh, she got what she deserved. You’ll understand stepsister Ruby’s situation quickly after you meet her.
Amos? Mercy! His physical description alone had me running in the other direction. But when he… and then Wulf… and I was like, “what just happened?” NICE!
But the story does not end with the Royal Ball because there is a PROPHECY in play!
Kara–and her sisters make my squad! Even though she was dealing with an ancestral curse of her own, Kara was still large and in charge, always having Cindi’s back. All the young women in this story had something major standing in the way of their happiness, but did they sit around crying and blaming the world… or all men? Nope! Kara was dying for a good fight—and she got it! HA!
Ginette…heartbreaking. I don’t excuse her, but I do understand, and I’m looking forward to the next book… and Quentin!
I was a bit confused in the early chapters. Wulf is brought two hundred years into the future where travel is done on horseback, but there is modern slang, wrist watches, and thongs. Keep reading, it gets explained!
The author brought her A-game and her forensic science for this paranormal adventure. I couldn’t recommend it more unless I read it to you… and what would be the fun in that?
Wulf St. Jamison is a cursed prince who’s finally found his princess. Or, at least, he thought he had. After spending one night in his masked female’s arms, he awakes to find her missing from his bed and from his life. No one seems to know who she is or where she came from. Was she real or just a creature his broken mind conjured up?
Cinderella Dupont only has two more months of servitude before she’s free to claim her inheritance and leave her hateful stepfamily behind. After playing the role of obedient daughter for so long, she craves one night of pleasure. She finds that in the arms of a handsome stranger, only to find out later that he’s the prince.
When he shows up at her door, she assumes he’s figured out that she’s the female behind the mask. That’s not the case. He’s there to hire her, the most powerful tracker witch in the land, to help him find his mate.
Unable to say no to the prince, she pretends to help him search for the female he claims he’s unable to let go. Working by his side, day after day, she finds herself falling for him and toying with the idea of telling him who she really is.
As dark forces descend upon them, will he forgive her for her deception? Or will her stepmother’s vile declarations turn him against her forever?
Especially since everything her stepmother says about her is true.
“Something New (Brides of Cedar Bend Book 2)“
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/African-American
Release Date: July 25, 2017
For a small town, a lot sure goes on in Cedar Bend!
Savannah Williams and Damian Carson meet when she seeks shelter in his mechanic’s shop after being caught in a rainstorm during a walk. Their time together is brief as Savvy’s boyfriend picks her up and life goes back to its regularly scheduled program.
Fast forward two years and the two meet again when Savvy is returning to Cedar Bend and has car trouble.
Guess who’s sent to her rescue?
It’s not going to be a simple chance meeting this time either since Damian and Savvy are best man and maid of honor in the same wedding—Quinn and Eric’s.
These two have definite chemistry but while privately believing nothing will ever happen between them, Damian isn’t exactly upset Savvy no longer has a boyfriend.
Savvy isn’t all that upset her relationship ended, but she’s not happy with how it began and played out. She knows she played a part in pushing Matt to propose. I don’t fault Savvy for planning her life, but she was dead wrong for trying to plot it. Fortunately, she learns from her mistakes. (And finds out what a total ass Matt is.)
Damian’s not doing so good with planning his life. Trying to keep his business going while caring for his dad leaves time for little else.
Dementia is slowly taking over Damian Carson, Sr.’s mind and his son is determined to keep him home—not send him to a senior facility—and take care of him.
Wedding preparations and car repairs keep bringing Savvy and Damian together and sparks ignite. But both are planted in the here and now… for now.
Loved the relationship Savvy had with Damian, Sr. and I do feel Damian oversteps after Savvy takes his dad out. He’s a good son, looking out for his dad, but during that situation, he was an ass.
The only bump-in-the-road for me in this read is what happens when Quinn and Eric abandon their own wedding. (And what is up with those two?)
I just couldn’t wrap my head around two sane people agreeing to the farce… for whatever reason. But, fake engagements and weddings seem to be a ‘thing’ in romance novels lately, so…oh well. (But the wedding ring mishap is just too funny!) So many family members believed it was such a good idea, but none more so than Damian, Sr. Dementia has progressed to Alzheimer’s, and it may have been winning the battle, but not enough for Pops to not want his son to have a family of his own and stop worrying about him so much.
Sticky notes. Look for them. They’ll leave a lump in your throat.
Being in Cedar Bend is good for Savvy. She lets go of what I felt was pretentiousness and blends into small-town life. Savvy being in Cedar Bend is also good for Damian. She brings the order and peace to his life (and kitchen) he didn’t even know what he was missing.
Then he becomes an ass again after Savvy makes a mistake which leads to Pops wandering away…again.
But, being the good, salt-of-the-earth-man he is, Damian more than makes up for it. However, that’s after Pops—Damian, Sr.—delivers the best reality check of the story. Real wisdom can’t be snuffed out by age or illness.
Something New has a sigh-inducing ending that leaves you smiling and happy for this couple… and there’s a bittersweet setup for the next book, Something Borrowed, which I’ve already preordered!
And where are Quinn and Eric???
Enjoy! (And don’t be surprised if you find yourself putting on Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin’… and listening to the words!)
When small-town mechanic Damian Carson comes to Savvy Williams’ rescue—again—he is determined to make their encounter a bit more memorable than the last. Yet, when a rousing kiss results in an unforgettable night, Damian soon finds himself caught in a bogus engagement with the lovely southern belle.
Embarrassed by her previous broken engagement—and eager to dispel rumors of her attraction to rich men only—Savvy is willing to fake a relationship with the handsomely rugged mechanic. Until their harmless charade results in a quickie wedding.
Before their family and friends, Damian and Savvy must decide how far they’re willing to take their pretense…and if what they have is strong enough to survive something real.
Many people who have fibromyalgia also report that they feel a constant itching sensation. It doesn’t seem to be caused by any irritation of the skin but is rather just a persistent itchiness that can occur all over the body. And for many people, fibromyalgia itching is worse than the pain.
The constant itch is incredibly frustrating and close to impossible to satisfy. And that leads to many people scratching until they break the skin, which leads to infections. Unfortunately, this kind of chronic itching is not understood very well by science. And fibro itching, in particular, is not the target of much research by most medical researchers.
But with marijuana increasingly being accepted as a medication, many wonder if it can help treat fibromyalgia itching. So what exactly is fibro itching? And can marijuana help?
What Is Fibromyalgia Itching?
Fibro itching is something that affects many people with fibromyalgia. And while usually itching is caused by irritated skin, people with fibromyalgia get the feeling of itching for seemingly no reason. Many find that the itching comes and goes, but some feel it nearly all the time.
No one is sure what causes it, but this kind of chronic itching is actually common in many chronic pain disorders. And some doctors think that the itching is the result of the same over-active nerves that cause these disorders. They believe that the nerves are sending itching signals to the brain by mistake, which causes the chronic itching feeling.
Can Marijuana Help?
Marijuana is increasingly gaining acceptance as an effective treatment for many chronic health conditions. And there is some evidence that marijuana can help cure itching in some conditions, especially psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to be produced too quickly, which results in scaly, itchy skin.
Scientists have studied marijuana as a treatment for this condition and found that it is effective. And it is also effective in treating chronic itching caused by liver disease. So certainly, some forms of itching are treatable with cannabis.
Unfortunately, there isn’t that much understanding about how exactly cannabis stops itching. It seems like the most logical explanation is that it stops nerve cells from interacting with each other.
As far as fibromyalgia itching goes, little to no research exists on how effective cannabis is. And for many people, marijuana can actually cause itching. This is especially true for people who are allergic to cannabis.
So is marijuana effective for fibromyalgia itching? It’s tough to say. It does seem to help with certain itching disorders, but it isn’t clear that this is one of them. However, if it works with other conditions that cause chronic itching, it stands to reason that it could be effective. It’s certainly worth pursuing as an option.
How Can You Get Prescribed Marijuana For Fibromyalgia Itching?
The first thing you need to ask when trying to get a prescription for medical marijuana is whether or not your state allows it. There are currently twenty-three states where doctors can prescribe it. So if you want to get a medical marijuana prescription, you have to first establish residency in that state with your doctor according to the law.
Then, all you have to do is discuss it with your doctor like you would any other condition. Your doctor will determine if medical marijuana is a good choice for you and then give you a prescription like with any drug.
Then you will have to go to a legally licensed dispensary to obtain your medication. Be careful when choosing a strain that you tell the staff if you are a first time user. The THC content varies substantially among different strains, and starting with too much THC can cause panic attacks which can be psychologically traumatizing.
With that being said, marijuana for medical purposes has been determined to be safe for most patients. Though people with pre-existing mental health conditions might want to think carefully before trying it.
Is Marijuana Effective For Other Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia?
Marijuana is gaining a lot of acceptance as an effective medical option for people with chronic pain diseases like fibromyalgia. And there’s a lot of evidence that THC-derived medications can be at least as effective as opioid pain relievers in treating fibromyalgia pain.
A study in Germany found that forty subjects with fibromyalgia reported significantly reduced pain after taking cannabis-based medications over the period of a month. So as far as chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia go, marijuana seems to be an effective treatment for a lot of people.
So if you’re suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia without really finding an effective treatment, it might be worth considering medical marijuana.
But a lot of people with diseases like fibromyalgia worry about using marijuana because they don’t want to take a psychoactive drug like marijuana. And that’s a valid concern. People who are likely to abuse drugs might worry that using medical marijuana might lead to addiction, which is more of a concern with marijuana than people in the media often argue. And using psychoactive drugs like marijuana always carries specific risks. Not to mention that some people simply don’t enjoy the feeling of being high.
And using psychoactive drugs like marijuana always carries specific risks. Not to mention that some people simply don’t enjoy the feeling of being high.
With that being said, medical marijuana can be used without getting you high, and thus it might still be worth a try if that’s a concern. It’s up to you to way the risks and benefits with your doctor. Be honest with your medical provider about your concerns and listen to their opinion about whether marijuana might be an effective treatment for your fibromyalgia itching.
But let us know, do you have fibromyalgia itching? What works for you? And is marijuana something that you think would be willing to try? Finally, if you have tried it, how did it go?