#BlogTour Solstice Sizzle by Lilliana Rose

Today it’s my turn on the BlogTour Solstice Sizzle by Lilliana Rose. It’s paranormal romance with plenty of sizzle, romps and eroticism.About the Author

Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.

About the book

Johan Rogers is a sharpshooting family lawyer who is close to burn out. This is affecting his ability with the Magiks and his once reliable skill as a medium. On a whim, he’s come south to Edi’s shop, Crystal Sands, for a break over the summer solstice. He’s looking for fun, nothing serious, and definitely no commitment.

That’s how things start with the stunning Nova. But then a side of him he’s repressed to be a lawyer begins to emerge. Can he get a handle on his emotions, or will Nova help him to realize his full potential with the Magiks?

Nova McGinnis is struggling to find her unique skill with the Magiks. She’s been repressed too long, and despite Edi’s help, her ability is erratic at best. It’s been nearly a month of trying and she’s made minimal progress. Frustrated, she sees Johan as the perfect distraction.

It was meant to be just a summer love affair, but things are developing into something more lasting. Will a hot love affair prevent Nova from discovering her Magik ability, or help her?Review

This is the second book in the Pagan Pleasures series. The first book, Beltane Bliss, features the story of Edi, who is also one of the characters in this one. In fact she plays a hand at helping two people open themselves up to their desires and inner abilities.

Nova is trying to access the skills she has repressed for many years. She has no idea how to access her magik, and her only memories are the ones of her mother doing everything she could to ensure Nova never used those skills.

Johan on the other hand is a workaholic who finds his talent or skills are diminishing as the years pass. He is trying desperately to reconnect to his innate abilities. When he meets Nova everything else becomes secondary, because what could be better than a holiday fling?

The first in the series was more of a paranormal romance, whereas I would put this one in that category and erotic romance too. Some of the sex scenes are explicit. A lot of male chickens and cats colluding to have spontaneous rumpy pumpy, if ya know what I mean.

There is a difference between the two reads, the focus was on the romantic connection in Beltane and this time it was about the physical connection and lust. Both very different ways to approach the genre and topic, and yet at the same time equally valid ones. I do think readers looking for the first approach may find the second one less appealing – if it’s the less graphic and more romantic read they are looking for. Perhaps even vice versa. Something to keep in mind in regards to consistency and retaining readership.

Saying that, the author clearly has a nose for creating a lot out of little. Think minimal cast, structure and world-building, and yet still being able to create a short pleasurable read. Not something everyone can do.

It’s paranormal romance with plenty of sizzle, romps and eroticism.

Buy Solstice Sizzle (Pagan Pleasures #2) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com. Buy on BookBub.

Read my review of Beltane Bliss by Lilliana Rose.

#BlogTour Beltane Bliss by Lilliana Rose

Today it’s also my turn on the BlogTour Beltane Bliss by Lilliana Rose. It’s paranormal romance with plenty of heat and heart.

About the Author

Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.

About the book

Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.

Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.

Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?

Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.

Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?

Review

Edi hasn’t exactly finished her training to be a white witch. The need to heal herself was more important than completing her training. Her heart is still in pieces after her relationship with her ex. She stumbles upon the perfect location to take a moment for herself and in doing so meets someone who awakens quite a few emotions in her.

Not just the I like you kind either. More like the I want to eat you like a buttery croissant or an ice cream covered in chocolate sauce kind of way. Every time Volt is around her she feels like taking a bite. It seems to be a mutual affliction.

I enjoyed the way the author approached the aspect of healing. The combination of holistic healing verging into the area of white witchery and the use of both to heal a broken heart and to soothe a grief-stricken person. It speaks to the fact that not everything works for every person. There is no exact science for healing someone to overcome the death of loved ones

Rose clearly knows what kind of ingredients you need to write a paranormal urban fantasy romance. A little bit of magic, a pinch of witchery, a smidgen of romance and an undeniable physical attraction. The basics are all there, as is the plot, however it does need fine-tuning. It needs a good copy editor. Just for slight glitches in flow and grammar. I think this author has the capability to create smoldering reads whilst honing her craft.

It’s paranormal romance with plenty of heat and heart. I would love to know more about Edi’s pre-story, her training and the world she is running away from.

Buy Beltane Bliss (Pagan Pleasures #1) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.