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Monday, August 31, 2020

Book Review: Calypso’s Heart (Orion’s Order #1) by M.C. Solaris + giveaway

Calypso’s Heart (Orion’s Order #1)
by M.C. Solaris
May 15th 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
If you enjoy Psy-Changeling and Black Dagger Brotherhood, this new series is right up your alley!

Sexy shifters. Hot vampires. Intriguing immortals. Strong heroine. Sizzling romance. Page-turning plot full of emotion and excitement. Modern and fresh take on fated mates.

Caly
Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I’m well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn’t think so. That’s probably a good thing though because I have… And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me… which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.

My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I’m just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream… paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I’m not really sure… but it’s not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams… like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?

Blake
I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion’s Order, a pack of… well, not wolves. We’re an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion… a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.

Welcome to The Order and a secret world of magic and mystery, where a pack of unlikely friends find love and fight against an ancient evil force.

Devour this addictive series at your own risk…
+ Happily Ever After
+ Steamy Paranormal Shifter Romance
+ Multiple POV
+ Mature Content
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CALYPSO’S HEART is an adult paranormal wolf shifter romance. If you like swoon-worthy males, heroines with feminine strength, an engaging plot, satisfying relationships, steamy love stories, happy ever afters, and getting sucked into a supernatural story, then you’ll want to immerse yourself in the world of species!

You’ll feel right at home if you’re a JR Ward, Nalini Singh, and Dannika Dark fan.
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“It has the elements you need – love, pain, heartache, action, revenge, some light comedy, etc. I thought the sex scenes were SPOT ON! Like damn those were great. I really felt immersed in it at times and I felt transported into the story.” ★★★★★ 
“The descriptions and imagery are on point. It’s easy to picture the characters and scenes. I like the multiple POV shifts to better understand and immerse myself in the character’s mind. The sex scenes are steamy and kept me turning the pages.” ★★★★★ 
“…if you are looking for a book that punches you in your face, right out the gate, with unrealistic action, tasteless sex scenes, and emotional turmoil, this won’t be it. Go watch Shameless instead. But if you are looking for something that unfolds at a pace that gives you time to decipher the characters, setting, and complexities of the story that is to come, then this is for you…” ★★★★★ 
“…at one point in the book, a group of characters are all introduced in a short amount of time. While this might not be standard protocol for fictional stories, it’s realistic. Trust that it was done with purposeful intent. Without giving away too much about the story, you get to learn about a pack of males in their environment, doing what males do…” ★★★★★




REVIEW

First, let me just get out of the way how damn annoying it is that this book keeps getting compared to other authors and series. Ummm, this author and her story should stand alone, without any comparison to other writer's works. Just my opinion, but I can live without promo's talking about "if you love xyz, then you will love this!". No thanks. 

A review for this story by this author goes as follows. Calypso's Heart was a good read about a world of sexy men and a leading man that burns up the pages. He is pure alpha and makes no apologies about it. He protects what is his and loves with a passion the people in his life. 

Multiple points of view in this one, which I did find was nice to add different voices to the world built. Getting to meet some of the other paranormal creatures helped but at times felt like "filler" pages. The story is quite long, I did skim it at parts. You have to commit to this story and know that you are investing a good amount of time. It's not an easy-breezy weekend read. 

Overall, the bones are there but this one needs a lot more time to cook. 

3 Sheep






KD

About the Author:
Goodreads 
M.C. Solaris’s life took an unexpected turn during the super blood moon eclipse on January 20, 2019. She woke up and began writing bios for her imaginary friends that she met that day. As soon as the pen hit the paper (or fingertips to the iPhone), she couldn’t stop. It was kind of like one of those fire hydrants, spewing copious amounts of water all over the place. The characters and their stories just flowed out of her. She is honored to be the scribe, getting to share her friends’ stories. You can read all about her gifted friends in the Orion’s Order series (Book 1 is Calypso’s Heart).

On a personal note, M.C. Solaris is actually the pseudonym of Marina Schroeder, women’s health enthusiast and lover of all things paranormal romance (PNR) and happily ever after (HEA). When she is not curled up on the sofa with her partner’s oversized hoodie, a PNR novel, peppermint tea, and one of her three cats, you will find her either at the ocean with her toes in the sand or in a forest hugging a tree. Well truthfully? There is one more place you might find her: trolling the aisles of Whole Foods for a satisfying combination of salty and sweet while hiding in her partner’s hoodie… like any proper PNR-writing introvert.

Want to get the latest scoop, sneak peeks, and short shares all about her imaginary friends? Go to www.mcsolaris.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Welcome to The Order!

Giveaway:

Tour-wide giveaway (US only)

$25 gift card to either Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, OR Google Play (Winner's Choice) 

27 comments:

  1. Neat cover, mysterious and pretty.

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  2. The book sounds very intriguing and thank you for the review.

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    1. Hi Shirley! Awesome to hear you think the story of Blake and Caly's union sounds intriguing! I hope you enjoy it if you dive into the story! :) XO MC Solaris

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    1. Hi Rita! Yay - happy to hear you Calypso's Heart sounds like a good book! I hope you enjoy the story if you get the chance to read it! :) XO MC Solaris

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  4. This sounds like a great read.

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    1. Hi Terri! Glad you think it sounds like a great read! I hope you enjoy Blake and Caly's love story! :) XO MC Solaris

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    1. Hi Victoria! I hope you enjoy Blake and Caly's love story if you get a chance to read it! :) XO MC Solaris

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  6. Sounds really good and I love this cover.

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    1. Hi Victoria! Happy to hear you think the story of Blake and Caly's union sounds good and that you love the cover! :) XO MC Solaris

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  7. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Victoria! Yay! I'm so thrilled to hear you think the story sounds awesome! I hope you enjoy it! :) XO MC Solaris

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  8. Thank you so much Sharon and I Smell Sheep for having Calypso's Heart as a part of the virtual blog tour!:) XO, MC Solaris

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  9. It's been great getting to discover your book and share with the readers in my family. Thank you and thanks for the giveaway. 

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    1. Wow! That's wonderful to hear and that you've shared with readers in your family! Thank you and good luck in the giveaway! :) XO, MC Solaris

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  10. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

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  11. This sounds really interesting. I like the cover, it looks nice

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    1. Yay! And so glad to hear you like the cover! :) XO, MC Solaris

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  12. I love the cover it really grabs you.

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    1. Oh I'm so happy that you love the cover and that it grabs you!! :) XO, MC Solaris

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  13. The cover is very striking! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for the cover love! And good luck in the giveaway! :) XO, MC Solaris

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  14. I love the cover and the synopsis is intriguing, thank you for sharing your book and author details

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    1. Yay! I'm so thrilled to hear that you love the cover and the blurb intrigues you! I hope you enjoy the story if you get a chance to dive into it! :) XO MC Solaris

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