Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, needing to feel his flesh against mine, but my arms couldn’t close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart.

Just a dream. Always just a dream.


Rose Wintersong didn’t have an ordinary upbringing. Raised in what most would call a hippy commune, but what is actually a powerful coven of witches, she never questions the life fate chose for her.

Until she meets Derek O’Conner.

Derek challenges everything Rose believes and forces her to see the secrets hidden beneath the whitewashed walls of her idyllic country life.

Rose knows she should walk away, that the sexy martial arts instructor is bad news bred to create discord in her tight community… but the animal magnetism between them is impossible to fight.

Caught between the passion of first love, and the steady beat of the life she’s always known, Rose must choose between the innocence of her youth or the pleasures of womanhood–but lost innocence comes at a price, and Rose harbors a dark secret that could destroy everyone she loves–including Derek.


I have taken on a fellow lover of books to share the love of reviewing with me.  Let’s show some love for Shae!

After 20 years, I redeveloped a love for reading or should I say “escaping.” I am a 39 year old Accountant who seems to work all the time. I enjoy what I do but it can be brain warping. In the evenings and weekends, I enjoy escaping into a new world. I fall in love with the characters; I laugh out loud; I cry; I get lost in their world.

I used to be a TV junkie and after receiving a Kindle Fire for my 39th birthday, I started reading again. I have 3 children; Rebecca is a senior, Grant is 7th grader, and Logan is 5th grader. Becca has been a reader since she was able to first read — Never watching much TV and always in a book. I used to wonder what in the world could be so interesting. Now I remember. She kept on me after getting my kindle to read some of the books that she had loved. I have to admit I have become addicted. I enjoy stand-alone books and series. If I am really into a book, I find myself waking up at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. sometimes wondering what the characters in the books are doing. I can’t help myself but I will have to read until time to get ready for work. Becca will come into my room at night and tell me, “Seriously mom, it is bedtime. Go to bed.” I laugh at her and tell her after I get to the end of the chapter which is what she used to tell me every night.



A short story packed with intense and immeasurable scenes. This book contains mystery, drama, and romance. I was pulled in quickly and left intrigued throughout the entire book. Kimberly Kinrade writes this book from the different characters points of view. Each chapter is setup so you know what each character is thinking and feeling about the situations they find themselves in.

 Rose is a young woman who feels like the “outcast” of her coven. She is surrounded by family and friends who are also witches, but chooses to live “apart” because she feels she is a danger to them. Her past haunts her. She is forced to deal with her “darkness.” Rose has dreams and desires that increase when she meets a Derek.

 Can she overcome her “darkness” and find love? In the midst of a new relationship, her family is being attacked by their enemy, the Druids/Shifters. She must find hope and make decisions that will affect her life and could change it completely.

 This story will leave you nail-biting and ready to download book 2 in this series. Seduced by Pain (Rose’s Story, Book 2).

Rated 4 Stars


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