Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance

Pay it Forward Friday with a Review of Legacy of Ghosts (#2 in Amaranthine Series) by Author Joleene Naylor

Legacy of Ghosts

Book 2

Amaranthine Series

by Author Joleene Naylor

81gQFslRa4L._SL1500_After reading the first novel of the Amaranthine Series, Shades of Gray, I started on novel two.

Again, the strange couple of Jorick and Katelina are in the middle of the fray with warring factions of Vampire covens.

Jorick has to save the life of Katelina after she was viciously attacked and seals their fate together in a very personal way.

An evil Vampiress and her coven come after Jorick, and he knows nothing will be settled until he can be rid of her vengeance.

However, because of bickering and untruthful followers, Katelina and Jorick have their job cut out for them.

How they will accomplish their freedom?

My thoughts

I immediately picked up book two, Legacy of Ghosts, right after I read the first novel, Shades of Gray.

I seem to have a fascination in learning more about Jorick and Katelina and why these two are together. However, the novel is so fast paced that I didn’t get much information on that subject.

Action, terror, and mystery are always around in Legacy of Ghosts. Ms Naylor writes in great detail.

Legacy_of_Ghosts__Kateesha_by_pandora_6666The evil Vampiress, Kateesha, is one vicious predator!

Many other interesting and truly terrifying characters are introduced in this book along with others from her first novel. Some, I found truly disconcerting but fascinating.

Katelina finds out some of Jorick’s deepest secrets and regrets. I want her to mature and grow wise in her role with Jorick.

However, Jorick’s motivations aren’t always clear, and Katelina sure doesn’t know how to handle that but to be suspicious.

Even at the end, I wanted to scream at Jorick and Katelina, “What’s going on? What’s your agenda?”

Ms. Naylor sure does know how to motivate a person to keep reading!

I highly recommend, Amaranthine Series by Author Joleene Nayor.

For all of this, I have to give this book a hearty 5 stars.

Definitely an 18+ read.



Amaranthine series:

Shades of Gray

Legacy of Ghosts

Ties of Blood 

Ashes of Deceit

Heart of the Raven

Children of Shadows

Amaranthine Special Editions

Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection

Other books:

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire

DIY: How to Get a Cheap Cover for Your Book


front-coverClash of Legends, the seventh in the Amaranthine series, will be available March 31, 2015.

Pre-order your copy today at:
Apple iTunes


By the way Ms. Naylor’s Seventh Book in the Amaranthine Series, Clash of Legends is on presale.

Buy the whole series if you are a Vampire fan, it will be worth it!


Pay it Forward Friday with Author Denise K. Rago and IMMORTAL OBSESSION

 Welcome my neighbor, Denise, and her wonderful Vampire Novel on Pay it Forward Friday!

Lots of love, Emily


Immortal Obsession

by Author Denise K. Rago

Immortal Obsession book coverCaught in a civil war among their kind in French Revolution-era Paris, vampires Christian Du Mauré and his closest friend Michel Baptiste say goodbye to their mortal lover, Josette Delacore. Christian learns that he is the father of her daughter Solange, who has been whisked away to London for her safety. Through passing centuries, Christian acts as sentry, protecting his mortal descendants, never meddling in their lives.

In present day Manhattan, Amanda Perretti agrees to meet her vagrant brother Ryan in Central Park. They have no idea that they are the last descendants of Christian and Josette. After witnessing his savage murder, Amanda then sees his fanged murderer lose his head to a mysterious man. Waking up unharmed, Amanda realizes she has entered another realm. Though the police doubt her account of the murder, she vows to find the beautiful stranger who saved her life.

Months later their paths accidentally cross, and while Amanda seeks answers, Christian tries to shield her from an ancient enemy he knows will come to seek revenge. When Michel confesses a dark secret, Christian is still unsure of how to protect Amanda and when he discovers that Amanda’s vampire lover is indeed his enemy, he must decide all of their fates. Amanda finally learns the truth about her lineage and that her blood gives vampires rare powers.  He shares some of his past with her.

Amanda’s vampire lover and Christian fight one another in Central Park. Christian kills his enemy and while celebrating their victory at the local vampire club, Amanda steps outside to make a phone call. Solange and another vampire drag her up to the rooftop. After they attack Amanda, Christian tries rescuing her and receives a fatal stab wound. Amanda forces him to drink her blood to save his life while almost losing her own life.

Later, at home Christian detects two heart beats inside Amanda and realizes she is unaware she is pregnant.


A Little Look inside Immortal Obsession

Steps away from Central Park, among careworn books and paintings, the vampire Christian Du Mauré quietly watches over two modern mortals: Amanda and Ryan Perretti are the last two descendants of a painful affair Christian had more than two centuries ago in Paris France with mortal aristocrat, Josette Delacore. On the eve of revolution, he makes a vow to her, not understanding the consequences of his promise.  When Immortal Obsession begins, Christian’s promise is intact; his young ancestors suspect nothing of their origin.

Amanda’s life is happily predictable: she landed her dream job working for New York’s monolithic Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she unites her fascination with Revolution-era Paris and her abiding love of art. During one late night at work, Amanda is roused by an unexpected phone call. Her brother Ryan urgently needs her help. Against her better judgment, she rushes to meet him in Central Park—and unwittingly becomes entangled in a world she never imagined was real.

wpid-purple-animatedHow did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?

Actually my husband came up with the title. I was agonizing over it when he blurted out ‘how about Immortal Obsession?’  It just made sense because the story revolves around several vampires who each became obsessed with mortal women and have sustained their fascination for them over centuries.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely the vampire Christian Du Mauré as he is based on a man I knew in a past life who I loved then and still feel connected to in this lifetime. Christian is complex. He feels deeply and remains loyal to those he loves despite being a loner.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?

Themes of guilt, regret, betrayal and loss run through Immortal Obsession as well as the message that love is timeless and eternal.  The main character, Christian Du Mauré never loses the intense love he feels for his mortal lover or the deep connection to his best friend, despite lies and betrayals by them both.


Bio of Author Denise K. Rago

The Author in Central ParkDenise K Rago lives in New Jersey with her husband. A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger inspired her to begin Immortal Obsession, creating her vampire Christian Du Mauré. The author is an avid reader and blogger, with a passion for art museums, Central Park, the French Revolution and all things vampire.

She puts them all to work in Immortal Obsession as well as the sequel, Blood Tears.

To learn more visit her website at

Links to Immortal Obsession

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