Poetry is meant to give a little glimpse, of the author, of life, of love, of loss. In his freshman collection, Neithan Levi touches on each of these. He pours his emotion into each piece. The book is divided into three sections. We start with Grey Skies, moments of sadness and lessons learned. On page 11, Levi tells us how it feels to trust and be betrayed. Later, on page 19, he explains what it’s like to be with someone that is never fully with you in return. While the words are simple, the thought is profound.
After Grey Skies comes Brain Fog, a section of stories and rambling prose. I found this section to be fascinatingly introspective, as if Levi wrote it down as memos to himself, then decided to share it with us. I like the little glimpse of the poet behind the words. I especially love page 39:
because underneath everything, this is exactly who we are: human. Continue reading
Alma Black is back with a new installment to the Shifter Date series: Shifter Date – Forever Mated! Arriving hot on the heals of Shifter Date – This Kitten’s Got Curves, Ms. Black continues to wow with another steamy paranormal romance, with a side of suspense!
Shifter Date – Forever Mated
A sexy businessman seeking a feisty female lion shifter. A shifter lioness who needs to mate and make cubs. He’s man enough to tame a shifter, but is he man enough to satisfy her?
Kyra has always longed for a family of her own. But bad relationships, unrequited crushes, and insecurities have always stood in this lioness shifter’s way–until now.
Zac, a rich and powerful entrepreneur has wanted the curvy and petite Kyra the moment from he laid eyes on her. It’s his turn to prove that even though he’s human, he’s strong and virile–and he’s exactly what this pretty kitty needs.
But with the threat of Power Shift growing, Zac uncovers dark secrets about his family. Now, he must choose between the father he thought he trusted, and the woman of his dreams. Can Zac mate Kyra and protect her, or will this alpha human lose everything in a violent uprising?
In book four of the Shifter Date series, Shifter Date: Forever Mated, we meet Kyra and Zac. We met Kyra in book one, where she was completely infatuated with Max. Now, that crush has past, and she has found herself professionally, working for Shifter Date. She’s got that part of her life together, but when it comes to her dating life, she’s a bit less confident. Enter Zac, the wealthy, handsome, smooth talking human who has captured her attention. And that of her lioness as well.
The attraction is mutual, though at first Zac comes across as more of a playboy than a forever mate. The chemistry between the two is palpable. Even though he isn’t a shifter, Zac still exudes Alpha male. But, he’s got a few secrets that could be the end of them before they even begin. The book is told from each of their perspectives, giving you a little insight into both of them. I will say, Zac takes a little more time to love than the characters in the previous books. But, by the end, I was a fan.
I definitely liked the thriller/suspense angle in book four. We continue learning more about PowerShift, and those who are in it. The romance/sex is as hot and steamy as ever. With each book, Ms. Black continues to impress. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the novellas. They are perfect, just long enough for those binge reading sessions, because it’s impossible to put the book down once you begin reading.
Another awesome 5 star read!
About Alma Black
Alma Black loves to write, and write and write. She is especially fond of sexy, paranormal stories where the hero has a penchant for growling and the sassy heroine doesn’t put up with any bark. These stories are fast reads and are funny, sexy, and very naughty.
Alma lives in Los Angeles, and wishes with all her heart that there was paranormal dating app that had eligible mates in Southern California. Until then she uses regular dating sites to bring you these stories, inspired by her actual dating life. Keep up with her at all the usual places…