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Reviews for Blood Harvest Moon




Secret covens, a man that doesn’t know who he is, witches and spells and treachery, oh my!


When we meet Derek Panthera, he’s a clueless college student just on his way before a car accident changes the path of his destiny. Rushing to his “aid” is a beautiful Irish girl, Shaelyn. Much to his surprise the next day, he finds out that there is more to the car accident and Shaelyn that meets the eye. And his destiny and the very truth behind his existence are revealed to him.

What he doesn’t know is that her fate relies on him as well. A blood sacrifice must be made for the coven she rules to maintain immortality, and the Shadow Demon has chosen Derek. Racing against the clock, Shaelyn and Derek try to find a way to keep their destiny on path and survive at the same time.


From the first word to the last chapter, I was spellbound. The characters were terrific to read, the dialogue enchanting and the attraction between Derek and Shaelyn made the e-pages practically sizzle off my screen! The story kept moving along with no hitches, I just wish it had been longer!


Reviewed in November 2010 by Lucy.



5 ***** stars
Book:   Blood Harvest Moon


Author:  Kelly Abell

Publisher:  kNight Romance Publishing, e-book edition

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Rated:  M for mature content 

Taking a shortcut home from a frat party, Derek Panthera swerves to avoid hitting a figure who suddenly appears in the middle of the dark road on which he’s traveling.  This abrupt change of direction not only results in a car accident, but forever alters the path of his life, as well.
Unable to continue his homeward journey due to the accident, Derek seeks help at a secluded farmhouse. There he meets a beautiful Irish woman named Shaelyn, who incites feelings in him he’s never experienced before.  Is it love at first sight, pure animal attraction or a combination of these and something much more?
Author Kelly Abell’s exciting, fast-paced novella, Blood Harvest Moon, is a fascinating tale of witches, demons, blood sacrifice, ancient curses and prophecies that captures the reader from the very first pages and never lets go. The budding romance between Derek and Shaelyn, as she helps him to discover his true nature, is literally spellbinding, and Shaelyn’s relationship with her cursed coven and, especially, her sister Layla is well-developed. 

 An engrossing paranormal romance about destiny, the consequences of the quest for power and the self-sacrifice necessary for true love, Blood Harvest Moon is a delightful addition to the genre.  If there was any downside to the story for me, it was that its length didn’t allow for a more in-depth look at the origins of Shaelyn’s coven or the history of shifters which it was hinted Shaelyn knew about.  This did not in any way take from the tale, however, and one can always hope the author will revisit these wonderful characters and share more of their interesting story in the future.  Recommended!

Review by Krisi Keley

Member Paranormal Romance review Team 


Reviewed by: Laurie-J  4 Stars!

Derek Pantera is on his way home from a fraternity party late one night. He unwisely elects to take a shortcut recommended by a friend and is disconcerted to find himself on an isolated, lonely stretch of road. Suddenly a man is in the road directly in front of him, Derek swerves and his car plows into a tree. Shaken, he leaves the car to assist the stranger but can find no trace of him. Derek finds an isolated farmhouse off to the side and slowly drives his battered vehicle down the long driveway. To his relief, lights are on and a beautiful young woman invites him inside, and treats his wound. What happens next has Derek questioning everything he thought he ever knew about life, and discovering a strange and wonderful new ability with Shaelyn’s help. However, other forces are also at work, and within a couple of days Derek must make a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

This fast read is fraught with suspense and tension as the reader is swept along with Derek. The story flows smoothly all the way to its surprising and satisfying conclusion. As expected, like in most novellas, there is little time to develop most of the secondary characters, however; I feel I really got to know Shaelyn’s sister, Layla, and the greedy, corrupt, guardian, Ronlen. Shaelyn is an intriguing character, and I thought she and Derek were beautifully rendered. This is an enjoyable paranormal fantasy that will linger in your mind haunting your thoughts long after the last word is read.


First Review for Captured In Lies - Romance at Heart Magazine

...With Captured in Lies, Kelly Abell writes a riveting story of danger, intrigue, espionage, romance, and puts it all together with a political twist when necessary. It is a fast paced book, and one you will want to read again and again. Following hard on the heels of Sealed in Lies, book two takes up about two years after the events chronicled there and brings that particular portion of the tale to an end. But as always, HOW it ends is a total surprise, and how they get to that end is a journey you will thoroughly enjoy. Kelly has done a great job, and Captured in Lies is definitely a book for your Keeper Shelf! So stroll on over to Solstice Publishing and get your copy of Captured in Lies today.

Here is the link for the entire review

5 Book Review for Blackheart Point from Long And Short Reviews

Blackheart Point by Kelly Abell

Blackheart Point by Kelly Abell
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (39 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Orchid

Michele Watling was running from her past when she took the museum curator job in the seaside town of Blackheart Point, Maine. Little did she know that she woud be sharing the museum and Lighthouse with a sexy pirate ghost.

Sam Blackheart has haunted the museum for hundreds of years waiting for his lost love to return and she looks amazingly like Michele. Can love grow between beings from separate planes? And when Michele's past threatens that love can Sam save her from a threat that is all too human?

Free at last. Michele had fled from a violent ex husband and was starting a job which could have been made for her in a place her ex would never find her.

Her new home and job were beside a lighthouse which locals warned her had a pirate ghost. She didn’t care. A ghost had to be better than what she’d left behind. She finds a painting of the pirate’s lost love and is stunned to find it’s like looking in a mirror.

Michele meets Sam the pirate ghost and falls instantly in love. But can love between a ghost and living person have any future?

This book may be short but it is full of power and tension on every page. Michele is a survivor, although she only realizes this as she starts her new life. Sam is determined to regain the love of the woman he lost. The two of them make a dynamic couple and a force to be reckoned with.

The love Michele has for her museum curator job and for Sam simply infiltrate the reader’s mind so that I was cheering them on every step of the way.

I couldn’t see how the author could solve the problem of death and life, but she did this admirably. I won’t say how because this would spoilt it for the reader, but I will say I was kept guessing until the last page or two.

Thank you for a lovely read Ms Abell. I’d be happy to read more of your work.


5 Book Review For On Line Angel and A Nomination for the Book of The Week  from Long and Short Reviews

Online Angel by Kelly Abell

Online Angel by Kelly Abell
Publisher: Hearts on Fire Books
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Violet

An innocent trip to an online store to buy her three year old son a Christmas gift turns into a living nightmare for Cheryl Rubio. Mark, her poker obsessed husband has just cleaned out their entire savings account for a high stakes poker tournament three weeks before Christmas. On top of that he’s decided to leave her and the son he never wanted because Cheryl “doesn’t get him”.

Devastated, scared and confused Cheryl must find a way to keep her struggling law practice alive and provide some kind of Christmas for Robbie. Thoughts of past mistakes haunt her and she begins to think about her first love Kevin Lawson, a man she dumped because she didn’t feel he was ambitious enough to fit into her life plan.

Kevin is just coming out of a recent divorce to a woman who could never measure up to Cheryl. He never should have married her in the first place. One day out of curiosity Kevin searches for Cheryl on a social networking site. When he finds her neither one of them can believe the coincidence of the timing of their reconnection, or that for the last four years they have lived within 30 minutes of each other in Atlanta, Georgia.

Can Kevin and Cheryl put past hurts behind them and reconnect to have the love they should have had all along? Will Cheryl, whose been praying for a Christmas miracle, find herself an Online Angel?

First Cheryl Rubio finds that her bank account is cleaned out due to her husband's gambling debts, and then he leaves her. He not only leaves but turns his back on his son and leaves Cheryl nothing but $1000 to make it through. It's Christmas time and all she wants is her son to have a good Christmas. Suddenly, out of the blue, an ex-boyfriend of hers contacts her online. Kevin was the one man that loved her unconditionally and she turned her back on him. Can they really have a second chance at first love once again?

I really loved this book. The beginning grabbed my attention and I was not able to put the book down once I started reading it. The characters were engaging and being a mom myself, I could really relate to Cheryl's character. When things go bad in a relationship, I don't think there is one person who DOESN'T think about their first love. To have that first love contact you after so many years, well, it's exactly what I wanted to read.

Ms. Abell has done an excellent job of making Online Angel simply sparkle. I really wish this book would have been longer and I hope that Ms. Abell will consider writing a follow up book. I definitely want to see where their characters are today. It was hard to let this book go and I found myself thinking about it during the day. There was a part towards the end that made me cry. When you read it, you will know what I mean. It was a very touching moment. I highly recommend you read this book; it will leave you with a dreamy feeling.


Another 5 stars for Haunted Destiny from Ramsey's Book Reviews!!

Up to now Destiny’s life as a teenager has been a happy one; she has a nice home, lots of friends and she’s even a cheerleader in school, until the horrible day a car accident claimed the lives of her parents and baby brother. Not only is Destiny grief-stricken and guilt-ridden, her life as she knew it is gone. Suffering from a reoccurring nightmare of her mothers’ decapitated head screaming at her to save her brother, Destiny wakes up to face her new life; an unfamiliar town, no friends and living in a trailer with a bizarre grandmother she knows nothing about. You would think life couldn’t get more complicated for Destiny, right? But it does.

When Destiny meets Amy and her boyfriend, Jake, she hopes to become friends with ease, but right away Destiny notices that Amy has no intentions of befriending her; she’s too worried that Destiny will steal her boyfriend. But Jake, on the other hand, is determined to make Destiny his friend, no matter what. Destiny is miserable living in the town of Arcadia. She learns that some of the townspeople think that her Grandmother is a witch because she’s the owner of The Mystic Cat Bookstore and Palm Reading business in town, plus she can see and talk to ghosts. What Destiny never expected was gaining this “gift”, as her Grandmother calls it. It’s also the reason her Mother severed connections with her Grandmother, turning her back on the ability to help ghosts who are stuck in limbo and also the grieving families seeking closure.

Will Destiny be able to embrace her newly acquired “gift” and accept her calling as a Ghost Whisperer? Or will she follow her Mother’s path, tuning out the otherworldly cries for help that’s haunting her? Destiny will soon have to make a choice when she encounters an evil entity that is hell bent on destroying Amy and her entire family.

Haunted Destiny is truly a keeper. This amazing page-turner will enchant the reader until the very last page. Kelly Abell has superbly created a fascinating world with vivid characterization, impressive verbal imagery, and an unwavering plot. The emotions exuding from Destiny is heartfelt and sincere and the frustration dealing with Amy is tense and aggravating. Kelly Abell has, in fact, captured the true nature of a teenager experiencing the traumatic event of losing her entire family and having to settle into an unfamiliar new world. This book will absolutely be added to my shelf of books to save and will be recommended to all my readers no matter what genre. Kudos to you Kelly Abell!!

Online Angel - Review from Manic Readers

Online Angel
by Kelly L Abell

Well if we could all redo our most stupid decisions, I’d hope mine would prove to be more successful the second time around! That is what Cheryl and Kevin have a chance to do by running into each other again. Can they work it out this time or should they even try? Both are pretty damaged from their bad choices so can they even trust their feelings or instincts? Cheryl is also in quite a pickle and although Kevin can rescue her, should he or should she let him? The one thing that is certain is that at one time in the past Cheryl and Kevin did love one another but is that enough for a future? I liked both Cheryl and Kevin and I hoped they would be able to find love again but I wasn’t sure it should or would be with each other, there is a lot of water under that bridge. But this is fiction and I always wish for a happy ending so I was pretty hopeful that they would work something out. But it wasn’t quite what I thought would happen so if you want to know for yourself, then I recommend picking up this book. If you are looking for a quick romance to escape to, then read Online Angel.

Online Angel - Review from Browler Books


5 Stars !

Author: Kelly Abell
Publisher: Hearts On Fire Books

This is a very well written story of a young woman's struggle to start over. She
is faced with being a single mother after her husband takes off with all of
their money. She is left with bills she can't pay and Christmas coming fast. How
can she tell her son that there will be no presents from Santa? While on the
computer in a chat room she rediscovers her first love. Unable to believe that
Kevin could still care for her, she is afraid to meet him face to face. Kevin
wants to rekindle their feeling for each other, but Cheryl stands back a little.
She is still confused by what her husband has done to her and her son. On
Christmas Eve she gets a knock at the door. On the other side of that door she
learns the true meaning of love and finds a new beginning. Kevin's eyes shine
with love above the white beard of his Santa Suit as he puts a smile on her
son's face. This is a beautiful Christmas story. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Donna


Online Angel - Review from Sweetly Reviewed and Seriously Reviewed

8 out of 10!

 Blurb: An innocent trip to an online store to buy her three year old son a Christmas gift turns into a living nightmare for Cheryl Rubio. Mark, her poker obsessed husband has just cleaned out their entire savings account for a high stakes poker tournament three weeks before Christmas. On top of that he’s decided to leave her and the son he never wanted because Cheryl “doesn’t get him”.
Devastated, scared and confused Cheryl must find a way to keep her struggling law practice alive and provide some kind of Christmas for Robbie. Thoughts of past mistakes haunt her and she begins to think about her first love Kevin Lawson, a man she dumped because she didn’t feel he was ambitious enough to fit into her life plan.
Kevin is just coming out of a recent divorce to a woman who could never measure up to Cheryl. He never should have married her in the first place. One day out of curiosity Kevin searches for Cheryl on a social networking site. When he finds her neither one of them can believe the coincidence of the timing of their reconnection, or that for the last four years they have lived within 30 minutes of each other in Atlanta, Georgia.
Can Kevin and Cheryl put past hurts behind them and reconnect to have the love they should have had all along? Will Cheryl, whose been praying for a Christmas miracle, find herself an Online Angel?

Review: This was a pleasantly pleasing holiday tale designed to give hope not only to those who think their life is in the potty, but to give hope to past relationships and the what if's. Sometimes all you need is a friend and the dark of night just doesn't seem quite so dismal.

A definite feel good story for the upcoming holiday season that should be a good read for everyone. No matter your walk in life. Take a peek at this little story and let your feelings flow. I promise a smile and warm fuzzies :)

Haunted Destiny - Review from Coffeetime Romance

ISBN: 1449512348
September 2009
Hearts on Fire Books
400 Pages
Rating: 5 Cups

Destiny Dove has been dislodged from the only place she has ever known and lost her beloved parents and baby brother in a horrific car accident. On top of that, she is forced to live with her grandmother who is rumored to be a batty old woman who thinks she is a witch.

Jake Turner is the star football player, rodeo hero, boyfriend of the most popular girl in school, and all around nice guy. When he first spies Destiny, he rides over to introduce himself as well as his beautiful girlfriend, Amy.

Amy does not like the way Destiny is eyeing her boyfriend and proceeds to both verbally and visually warn the new girl off with huge hints of hands off. As Destiny continues to try to fit in, she finds out how hard it is. Between Amy threatening her, finding out her grandmother is not as loony as she thought, possessed furniture, ghosts suddenly trying to communicate with her, and the feelings of survival guilt she has going on, Destiny is ready to shack up in her bedroom and never come out. But when Jake pleads for her help in saving Amy and her family, Destiny knows she must do all she can, even if it means losing her own life in the process.

Haunted Destiny is the story of Destiny Dove and her coming to terms with the loss of her family as well as having gifts that could help others. Ms. Abell is spot on in the world of teen angst and trying to fit in. Each character portrayed within this novel packs a powerful punch and leaves the reader with a keen sense of what role they play within the storyline. The suspense was chilling, and had me wondering what would happen next. An extremely well-written novel fit for any reader whether you are a teenager or an adult.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

Haunted Destiny - Review from 6th grader - This has got to be one of my favorites!!

"Haunted Destiny was a great book!  I couldn't wait to finish it.  I just love books that have ghost and this was the best!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace Out!"

Haunted Destiny - Review by Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

 Fantastic -Stays on The Shelf!

While other high school girls worry about bad skin and prom dates, Destiny Dove is forced to deal with the tragic death of her parents and baby brother in a car wreck that Destiny survived. Worse, she suffers extreme guilt over not being able to unbuckle her brother’s car seat to save him, and blames herself for his death.  Lost and alone, she is sent to a grandmother she doesn’t know and has been taught to dislike by Destiny’s own mother. 

Destiny is haunted by nightmares of the accident, including her mother’s severed head blaming her for not saving her brother. But when Destiny begins seeing ghosts, her nightmares seem mild in comparison.  The two things that help Destiny face the days are her friendship with Jake Turner and her growing relationship with her grandmother.  

Unfortunately, Jake’s girlfriend Amy hates Destiny, and believes Destiny is out to steal Jake for her own.  Amy will do just about anything to keep Jake away from Destiny.  When strange things occur at Amy’s house, she accuses Destiny of putting a curse on her.  After all, everyone in the small town knows that Destiny’s grandmother is some kind of witch.  Will Amy overcome her jealousy long enough to let Destiny and her grandmother save her? Or will the evil that has arrived in the small town claim another victim?  

Haunted Destiny is an excellent paranormal young adult novel.  Fast paced, it is suspenseful and sometimes frightening, with a touch of romance and a happy ending any young adult should love. (Or any old adult for that matter!)  It was difficult to believe the novel was 400 pages long because it was such a fast read.   

Destiny and her grandmother overcome tragedy by overcoming evil, and most definitely steal the show, but the charming Jake and troubled Amy, as well as the more minor characters, are all believable and interesting in their own right.  For those who enjoy  the paranormal, including ghosts, spirits, and demons, with a little romance thrown in for good measure, this is the book for you.  


Reviewed by Holli Herrle-Castillo

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Sealed In Lies  - Review by Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

Fantastic - Stays on the Shelf!


" was a great read, could not put it down. Excellent hero, good descriptions of the characters and the environment - the action was well paced and believable. The heroine, Caroline, had me on her side and the romance which blossomed was believable and deserved a loud cheer for both characters. Great ending, too! I can recommend this one - it is a hot number with an exciting flight through a tense drama. Well done."

 Reviewer: Sally Vanessa Hearne

WRDF Review


Haunted Destiny - Review from Stacy Daniels

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, October 23, 2009
Haunted Destiny really pulled me in from the beginning; the characters came alive and the emotions and dialogues were especially well done. Destiny's nightmares over the car wreck that killed her family and her guilt over not being able to save her baby brother brought tears to my eyes. Her struggles to overcome this heartache and desire to fit in were realistic and well constructed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and as the suspense was building I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The writing style did remind me a little of of Traci Hall's Rhiannon Godfrey series (only I think this book is actually better!) so if you liked that series, I think you will really like this book as well. I hope there is another Destiny book in the future!

Haunted Destiny - Review from Paranormal Romance

"a fantastic read!"

Destiny is a person, not a fate and she lives with her grandmother, Rose, following the tragic deaths of the family and little brother. Turns out that Rose, while being a dandy grandma is also the sole proprietor of the Mystic Cat - a Wicca, new age book and herb shop in Arcadia, Florida.

Trying to cope with the loss of her family is hard enough but when Destiny finds she had shared some of Rose's talent in seeing, speaking and helping spirits, enough is enough! She doesn't want the gift, didn't ask for it and feels it will just make her stand out more than she already is as the "new girl in town".

She meets Amy Morgan, spoiled little rich girl and her boyfriend, Jake. Amy immediately sees Destiny as a man- hunter and Jake sees someone who could be a friend. Jake's sister is killed in a car accident and Destiny helps him manage his grief by talking with her. Amy's mother has decided that she is too old for her Winnie-the-Pooh furniture and buys her a beautiful, though soot covered, set from the Internet. This is when everything goes downhill for the Morgans. When Sarah purchased the furniture, it came with a few "extras".

Haunted Destiny was a fantastic read! I couldn't stop reading; I read it at work (shhh, don't tell) and home, in the car - everywhere. If this is Ms. Abell's first effort I certainly hope it won't be her last. She has great talent!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen

Haunted Destiny - Review from Night Owl Romance

Night Owl Romance: Reviewer Top PickImagine losing your loved ones but in the same week being able to talk to ghosts. Not just any ghosts but ones that need your help to cross over. For Destiny Dove this seemed at first a nightmare but then Jake Turner needed her. All her life her mother had told her stories of her grandmother being strange. Living with her she now knows how strange for she has the same strangeness in her now. Being the new kid in town she is trying to maintain some normalcy in her life but Jake’s girlfriend Amy sees her as a threat. She doesn’t want anything to do with Jake but a tragedy in his family brings them together. This is something she is trying to get past but each day with him is brewing strong feelings between them. Amy has her own problems, bigger than thinking she is stealing Jake. Can she find out what evil spirit is in Amy’s house before it destroys the teenage girl and her family?

Jake Turner has never met a girl like Destiny Dove. His girlfriend Amy demands for him to stay away but something about Destiny pulls him to her. He knows it’s wrong but he can’t help but feel protective of her. Something is wrong with Amy and her family but he is afraid to confront them. All he knows is that each day with Amy something is changing. Jake feels something for Destiny and loves that she has a gift unlike other people. When tragedy arises he knows that Destiny is the only one he can confide in about his life. Can he continue being friends with Destiny when his relationship with Amy is on thin thread?

Ooh this is a first I have read from Kelly Abell and won’t be the last. I loved this book and it’s perfect for a young adult who enjoys the paranormal. Destiny Dove is definitely not your usual heroine for she is a young teenager still trying to come to grips with the death of her parents and little brother. It broke my heart the agony and guilt she went through. However, like any strong woman whether teenager or older there is a strong man by her side. Jake Turner may be a young boy growing into a gorgeous man but he is just what Destiny needs in her life. Amy is definitely a villain, but she has a right to be a jealous girlfriend. I can’t wait to see what else this talented author has writes.  (5 out of 5)

Sealed In Lies - Review from Author Jude Stephens

5.0 out of 5 stars A great thriller, July 11, 2009
By Jude Stephens (Pennsylvania) - See all my reviews
 (Author of Scent of A Vampire available throught Hearts on Fire Books)

This book was very well written. The author was able to capture my imagination from the very first page to the very nail biting last.. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller. The main characters Jack and Caroline are thrown together quite by accident and the author makes you feel the rollercoaster of emotions that they must traverse through. An excellent read!


Sealed In Lies - Review from Manicreaders

Jack Weaver is a former Navy Seal who is on the run. His cover has been blown, and he is bound and determined to discover who is behind it. As he digs, he finds an assassination plot in motion. As he keeps uncovering information, he ends up with the vice-president elect's wife as a hostage. Caroline Walters has always been the dutiful wife, dressing just so and acting just so. However, it is never good enough for Warren. After her latest beating by her husband for not being good enough, being kidnapped and held hostage seems a step up. Will Jack be able to get to the bottom of the plot before the assassination is indeed carried out?

Jack and Caroline are such an unlikely couple. Ms. Abell weaves a wonderful story involving depth, substance and variety. There are twists and turns aplenty but the reader never loses sight of the main goal: to stop an attempt on the president elect's life. As the author reveals hint after hint, the reader begins to follow the trail like breadcrumbs. No matter how full you get, you continue to follow because the end seems to be in sight, and the journey is too delicious to stop. I found myself turning page after page anxiously awaiting the climax. I found the situations to be compelling and intriguing. Sealed in Lies was everything anyone could possibly expect to find in a suspense book with a dash of romance.  - Laura -

4.5 out of 5 stars!

Sealed In Lies - Review from Browler Books

Kelly has done a beautiful job telling her story. This is a book that once you start reading you won't be able to stop. She weaves her story in and out leaving you wanting more. I would recommend this book to all. It is very well written and she is a talented author. I can't wait to read more by this author.

I give this book 4.5 stars

Sealed In Lies - Review from Coffee Time Romance

Sealed In Lies received 4 cups of coffe from Coffee Time Romance! 

Caroline’s husband has just been elected Vice President of the United States. Caroline is a former Miss Georgia and daughter of wealthy and well-respected doctors. She was on her way to a law career when she had the misfortune to meet her husband.

Jack is a former SEAL and present CIA agent. His cover was blown by his mentor. They have reported him rogue, and it is up to him alone to save the President-Elect from an assassination attempt at his inauguration.

Warren Walters is not what he seems. The handsome and charming Vice President-Elect is also a brutally abusive husband and possibly a traitor to his country. The former SEAL has a lot of skeletons in his closet and has a close association with a terrorist called The Emperor. Jack Weaver is determined to get to the bottom of the plot and is forced to kidnap Warren’s wife Caroline. The frightened mouse does not stay that way for long.

This is a very exciting roller coaster ride of a story. The author creates a situation where the reader is never sure who exactly is a good guy or a bad one for the most part. Warren and Jack have a long and not always pleasant history. Revenge is a recurring theme in this tale and the author really knows how to build tension and suspense. Any fan of this genre is going to have a great time reading this novel.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

Sealed In Lies

Review from Romance At Heart Magazine

Jack Weaver was on the run. It was very strange how a talented agent such as himself could become the ultimate target for a gang of International Cartel members. It was not just the drugs either. These men dealt in almost anything and everything, and Jack was working hard to destroy them. His attention had to shift, however, when he discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States, and put into his place, the Vice President, one Warren Walters, a man whom they had firmly in their pocket. That was a pocket rife with corruption, the desire to rule the world, and to make certain that America paid for her gross negligence. Jack vowed to get to the bottom of it all, and so far, Carlos Cortez was one branch of the tree. Jack never counted on being betrayed, especially not by the honorable, Kent Larson, Deputy Director of the CIA, and his boss. This drove home the very depth to which the conspiracy and the plotting went, and the lengths to which someone would go to cover it all up. True, he had the proof that it was not Carlos behind the machinations, but he was still clueless as to who had enough motives and enough moxie to carry such a scheme through, let alone the wealth with which to line so many pockets.

He was a good man for this job, with the talents of a chameleon; he was able to blend into the surroundings. He was a handsome man, but not outrageously so. He turned women's heads, but possessed a ruggedness that kept him from being "beautiful" and drawing too much attention. He was safe, but now he was wanted. Not only by the CIA, but the FBI and any other of the alphabet agencies that handled such things as rogue operatives. It was true, that is what he'd become, and he had no one to really turn to he could trust. No one but his sister Lucy, who might be able to assist him in his quest to save the President-Elect form these terrorists and their plot to control the government of the United States. He had only himself to count on, and a few flashes of returning memories to guide him. Oh Yeah, he'd been through hell, and apparently he was slated for a return performance...

Helplessness was a position Caroline Walters was really tired of being put into, and the first chance to get out, she took. She was totally unaware of what or who had kidnapped her. All she knew was that someone, some man had taken her out from under the thumb of her abusive and dangerous husband. For some reason she felt somewhat safe in this man's care, but when she found out who he was, a man accused of murdering the Deputy Director of the CIA, she had to wonder. All she really cared was freedom was just a shout away, but she was reluctant to call attention to herself for fear she would be returned to her abuser, the Vice President-Elect Warren Walters. She wanted to avoid that at all costs, and now she was free, she was determined to stay that way, even if it meant facing all the danger right along with Jack Weaver. For some reason, a sense she didn't want to acknowledge, she trusted this particular man, and she would stay with him.

Caroline was not counting on having had a GPS tracker implanted, but when two and two finally added up to four, it set her mind. With the tracker removed, she was no longer a danger to Jack in that way and she could head off on her own if she wished, but there was something about this "Rogue Agent" that drew her, touched her, and she felt a kindred spirit with him. He, too, had been betrayed by those he looked to for information, for back-up, and to keep him safe. Now they were like two peas in a pod, and Caroline was determined to do everything within her power to help Jack with his mission to save the President-Elect, and the country, and she really didn't care about what Warren would say, or do. She only knows that her heart now lies with the former SEAL, and she will do whatever she can to aid his cause.

Kelly Abell has taken us on a delicious journey of suspense, dealing with the shadowy world of war, drugs, power, and corruption. She has given us two determined people, finding facts which are disturbing in and of themselves, but when melded together, take them to a whole new level of danger. Jack Weaver was betrayed once before in Iraq. Those flashes of memory are causing him problems until he is again betrayed by his boss. The dreams, nightmares, and the flashes of returning memory are starting to add up, and he surmises they could be the reason, or part of the reason for this current bout of betrayal by people he trusts. Now, alone and desperate to foil the plot he has uncovered, he takes into his confidence the alienated and abused wife of the one man who probably knows who he needs to find. However, Caroline Walters is definitely not what he is expecting. She was born and raised in the lap of luxury, but it has not really spoiled her. She knows her worth as a woman and as a partner, her husband, fool that he is, does not. Caroline's decision to stand by Jack makes him look twice, and as the attraction grows, they find themselves drawing closer together in spite of the danger surrounding them.

Sealed In Lies is a book you can't pass up if you are a lover of mysteries, murder, and mayhem with a touch of really hot romance thrown in to spice it all up. Kelly has done an excellent job in character portrayal, with the tension throughout the book, and the tragedy surrounding events for which Jack had either no memory or direct knowledge. It is a story of revenge gone awry, and of how one county-loving and dedicated man, one honest agent put it all together, then all on the line for his country and his woman. Sealed In Lies is a can't miss read, so head on over to Hearts on Fire books and get a copy today. You will not regret it, I assure you!!

Yours in good reading,


Blackheart Point gets 4 Stars from Coffeetime Romance

Ms. Abell's Blackheart Point is a delightfully creative story.  I enjoyed the manner in which Abell describes the paranormal activity throughout the story.  If you like reading a romance about beings from separate planes the Blackheart Point is a must read.


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