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Not Your Mother's Author

Tina Moss is a writer of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. She lives in NYC with a supportive husband and alpha corgi, though both males hog the bed and refuse to share the covers. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching cheesy horror flicks, traveling, and karate. As a 5'1" Shotokan black belt, she firmly believes that fierce things come in small packages.

Currently reading

Healing the Hunter
K.C. Taylor
Daughter of Deception
Kara Thorpe
Winter Wonders (Anthology)
Alexandra Shostak, Anne Riley, Heather McCorkle, Christine Fonseca, Connie Keller, Elle Strauss, Harley May, Jamey Stegmaier, Jen Stayrook, Jodi Burrus, Judith Graves, Karen Amanda Hooper, Krissi Dallas, Mercedes Yardley, Natalie Cone, Regan Leigh, T.S. Tate, Yelena Casa
A Shot in the Dark
K.A. Stewart
Seduced By Shadows - Jessa Slade Stars: 3.5. I found the story engaging and the characters interesting. Sera didn't draw me in as much as I hoped, but I did find her pain believable. Archer's issues also felt real. I like the side characters of Bookie and Nanette. The plot flows well. Although, I would liked to have seen Sera resist a little more and not handle the situation quite as well as she did. She seemed more inquisitive about it, instead of freaking out.

The world building was the problem for me. It was very intricate and I can only imagine the amount of notes the author has on it. However, it wasn't conveyed well enough to understand - too many unique terms (talya, teshuva, djinn, etc.), demon types not explained well (enigma-class etc), the powers weren't clear (still not sure of Sera's exact ability) and the descriptions were beautiful but too abstract for me to actually imagine.

That said, there is so much opportunity for growth here - both with the storylines in the series and the author's writing. I think once Slade figures out how to show us more of her world and make it palpable, we'll see great things from her.