by T.A. Moorman
Series: Underlayes, Book 1.5
Genres: Romance, Occult, Adult
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
Anya has never been one for the spotlight, but her family seems to now be front and center, and the talk of the town in Underlayes. In the aftermath of her mother’s death, the discovery of said mother’s deceit, and Anya’s half-sister getting ready to challenge her own father for the witches’ throne, keeping a low profile may prove to be difficult. Add in the fact that she’s pregnant, by her female mate, and it may turn out to be impossible.
Kierra has never been one for many words. So if she were forced to explain how she impregnated Anya, it probably wouldn’t be easy for her. Especially since the truth would mean revealing her origins; she’s not a vampire, or even anything close to it. And living in a realm where her kind isn’t allowed may cause a few ramifications. Plus, should the kid call her Mom, or Dad?
Jump right back into the world of Underlayes where this magical family takes dysfunction to brand new heights.
Another trip to the Underlayes. This time the focus is on Anya and her mate Kierra. The story offers a glimpse into the “missing” years between books 1 and 2 of the Underlayes series.
Hybrids had some errors — a combination of typos and missed words. I think it would benefit from another read-through or two, or a good look-over by an editor. I also felt that the ending was rushed, almost as though a max word or page count had been reached so the story had to end.
I received my ARC copy on May 6th, so I don’t know if some of the issues I noticed have been fixed since then. I’m also aware that Ms. Moorman has switched to self-publication, so some of this may be “growing pains.”
Regardless of the issues, the story was fun, and I enjoyed getting to see things from Anya’s as yet unexplored perspective, including getting to see more of Kierra. I hope some of the other “missing” years between books 1 and 2 get explored in future novellas or installments.
About the Author
When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child’s PTA meetings in full Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness. All of that darkness is put into the words in her books, and designs in her jewelry sold in her GothicMoms DarkCharms shop.
Single mother of five beautiful children, but by far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an artist, a former violinist, a seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a reviewer, a dark confidant and a darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend. And currently broke, so go buy something of hers. Lol.
Disclaimer: This review is based on a complimentary ARC eBook I received from T. A. Moorman. The complimentary receipt of this book has in no way affected my review or rating.