A Lila Review: Sundown, Holiday, Beacon (Extraordinary Book 1) by K.L. Noone

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Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5

Three superheroes in love! Or one superhero, one former sidekick, and one  redeemed supervillain, at least.

Ryan, John, and Holiday have been partners — in every sense of the word — for two years. They’ve saved the world, fallen in love, and remodeled the secret base to include bookshelves and a bigger bed.

But Ryan and John have always been the public face of the team. The world still believes Holiday’s a villain. And he’s been using that reputation to stay undercover and share information. Tonight, though, Holiday comes home injured, and his partners aren’t sure the mission’s worth his life.

Sundown, Holiday, Beacon is a quirky little story with lots of potential. It has great characters with an interesting backstory.

The world build and the narration were hard to follow, and I had trouble sympathizing with Sundown, Holiday, and Beacon. One thing I didn’t doubt was their love for each other.

I enjoyed how they took care of each other and how true their life story felt. Even when it was hard to figure out their age or who was speaking.

The action seemed a bit slow, chop at times, but I did wanted to learn more about their adventures. Perhaps the next book will round up their story.

The cover by Natasha Snow is simple but it goes with the story. It screams superheroes, and it gives a sense of an impending battle.

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Book Details:
ebook, 58 pages
ISBN: 9781646560691
Published: September 11, 2019, by JMS Books
Edition Language: English

Series: Extraordinary
Book #1: Sundown, Holiday, Beacon

An Alisa Review: Fire and Ink (Kitten and Witch #2) by K.L. Noone

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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Three months ago David Stanton rescued a runaway kitten in the rain. Now he’s got a scandalous feline shapeshifter living in his house, helping with his white-witch business, and making him smile. David is falling in love fast, but there’s still the problem of Colin’s past—and the secrets he’s obviously keeping…

Another enjoyable story with Colin and David.  I’m glad that these two have found a life together since the first book, however they need to communicate a little bit better.

I felt for both David and Colin as they both felt they weren’t enough for the other, though for different reasons.  David is afraid Colin is just grateful for his help months ago while Colin is afraid he isn’t good enough for the good witch.  It takes an extreme situation to get them to actually open up about their feelings but it does the trick.  I’m so glad the Colin isn’t scare to help David given how he was used in the past.  I am enjoying these short stories and look forward to hopefully more glimpses into their life together.

The cover art by Natasha Snow is another cute one though, it’s strange for Colin to have changed colors.

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Book Details:

ebook, 16,000 words

Published: November 28, 2018 by Less Than Three Press

ISBN: 9781684313730

Edition Language: English

Series: Kitten & Witch #2

An Alisa Review: Port in a Storm (Kitten and Witch #1) by K.L. Noone

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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Colin is not having the best time lately, being a runaway shifter with a less than stellar reputation, hiding beneath a car in the pouring rain hoping to evade the angry warlock looking for him.

David’s had a long day; being the local white witch and healer is a worthwhile occupation, but it’s rarely an easy one. When he spies a stray kitten under his car, he figures he’ll be able to rescue at least one living thing that night…

I enjoyed this story.  It was so great to see Colin find a safe place after what he had gone through.  David is just an all-around good guy and brings warmth to Colin.

I felt for Colin and how he had been trapped the last few months but also how he has felt the need to seek attention.  David had always admired Colin from afar and once he finds out who his kitten is offers protection.  I loved how safe David made Colin feel and how he gives Colin to chance to actually be himself.

The cover art by Natasha Snow is adorable and I love the picture of Colin when David found him.

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Book Details:

ebook, 13,000 words

Published: December 20, 2017 by Less Than Three Press

ISBN: 9781684311293

Edition Language: English

Series: Kitten & Witch #1

An Alisa Review: Peaches and the Shadow by K.L. Noone

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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

 

At twenty-four, Ethan Aur has a lot to prove. He’s the youngest member of his family, the academic one, and the latest heir to the tradition of supernatural quests and spells and enchanted swords. The family’s always protected him and worried about him, and his older brother keeps calling to check in.

 

But this particular quest is Ethan’s quest, and this ghost is his problem. He’s going to solve it on his own. By any means necessary. Even if that ghost is a very handsome man, charming and confident and dominant and kind.

 

Jake O’Malley took one look at the newly arrived Knight and that magical Sword and those determined eyes, and now he’s aware he’s in trouble — as if he didn’t have enough problems, being the trapped and ghostly version of his 19th Century brothel-keeper bastard self. But the Knight who’s come to help is everything Jake could’ve ever wanted: brave and generous and sweet, vowing to find a way to solve Jake’s stuck-between-worlds predicament, no matter what it takes.

 

Even if that involves a mutually pleasurable ritual involving sexual magic.

 

This was a nice story but I felt as though I wasn’t getting the full story.  Ethan is trying one more quest before he takes the reigns at the new museum his family if opening.  There he finds Jake that has been trapped as a ghost by one of Ethan’s ancestors.

 

You could tell Ethan was frustrated with being the baby and having everyone looking after him and for the first time someone actually sees past that.  He inexplicably connects himself to Jake when he brings him back to life but it is probably the best “mistake” he has ever made.

 

The cover art by Written Ink Designs is a nice picture for the story.

 

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Book Details:

ebook, 27 pages

Published: October 20, 2018 by JMS Books

ISBN: 9781634867450

Edition Language: English

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