I don’t normally pimp other authors.
Not because I am afraid of competition, but because few authors have the ability to make every one of their books grip my attention and connect on such an emotional level that there is no way I can refuse to read them.
C.M. Owens is one of the few authors with that rare ability. I have read every single one of her books thus far and have yet to be disappointed. She has a gift that most authors would kill to have and many pray to gain. The characters she creates are relatable and have quirks and personalities that lead you to believe that they are real people; ones who could be living right next door and you not even know it.
She puts so much thought into every single word she writes, that by the time you get the chance to read it, it’s as if the emotions written on the page are coming directly from you. Through her words, you can feel the soft whisper of a caress on your cheek, the pain of a broken heart, the anger of betrayal from the one you love, the joy when your crush finally admits he loves you, and the sore side from laughing too hard at a quirky incubus who has an unhealthy obsession with hashtags and Vanilla Ice.
It’s a talent that an author only gains from truly loving what they do, and because of her love of writing, she has gained the love and trust of many readers including me. C.M. Owens masterfully weaves a world of which you can relate, one that you can believe, and one, which you can live through her words.
She delicately balances humor, heart ache, and love in every novel she writes, and if you give her a chance, she will have you falling in love with her too.
(highest rating is 5 hearts)
From Book 1 Hooked on the Game: Everyone has secrets that define them, a past that has shaped them, and a game they play – whether they know it or not.
Despite the fact they live next door to each other, Kade and Raya have never made an effort to speak, until a wild party, four frat boys, and… a bulldozer.
Sterling Shore was supposed to be a new start for eighteen-year-old Raya Capperton. Everything was working out perfectly until her two roommates were expelled for a prank, leaving Raya with the house she couldn’t afford on her own. Fate intervenes before she has the chance to find a new home, but she struggles to decide if it’s divine luck or the devil’s cruel sense of humor.
Twenty-one-year-old Kade Colton has his life planned out, and everything he does is an elaborate game to aid him with his future endeavors. Coming from money has made Kade’s life easy, but he wants to build his own name – his own future. The thing he doesn’t realize… when you only put forth superficial effort, you only acquire superficial friends.
Raya is torn between being amused or disturbed by Kade and his philosophy, but the drive behind his determination isn’t what Raya expected. Little by little, her hatred fades and is replaced by emotions she never would have believed she could have for the rich jerk she desperately doesn’t want to care about. Too bad you can’t force yourself not to care.
The problem is… Kade’s shiny name can’t be tarnished, and Raya has a jaded tie she can’t cut loose. Nothing about them can work, nothing about them makes sense, but nothing can seem to stop them from trying.
*Not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen
** No cliffhanger
**New Adult Contemporary Romance
From Blood’s Fury :The deadliest things in life are often the most beautiful… until they strike.
Alyssa Coldwell decides to put her destiny as an immortal witch to the side, so she can take the chance to live like a normal girl amongst regular humans before she too is part of the fey world. She wants a break from magic and all the dangerous drama that comes with it, but life doesn’t always let you do as you please.
Magic is supposed to be simple – you’re either light or dark. But Alyssa is brutally awakened when she learns that life isn’t always so simple. There are gray areas, and there is more to being light than simply saying you are.
But magic isn’t her only problem, humans have problems as well. When she meets Kane Ice, she finds herself in a situation she’s never been before. She’s been sheltered by her overly protective mother, so being with a guy hasn’t ever been an easy task. Kane makes it impossible not to try… while she can. Though she knows she’ll have to leave him once her body turns immortal, she can’t help but fall for him.
What’s the problem with a witch loving a human? So, so many things. Her world is too dangerous, and her attempt to take a break from it fails miserably when her mother is taken captive. With danger always around her, she knows Kane will never be safe. But it’s too hard to let him go.
Kane’s not so fragile though, and he refuses to lose the only girl he’s ever really cared for. Secrets are a part of Alyssa’s life, but she’s not the only one with a locked vault full of unspoken truths. When the secrets come out, Alyssa loses all her faith, her will, and her hope.
From Dark Beauty: The continuation of the Deadly Beauties Trilogy…
Purgatory was opened for the dark ones to escape, but so much more crept out. Over twenty years later, the consequences are finally starting to appear. And the world full of deadly beauties finds even more deception and secrets to face.
As an immortal, it’s hard to have any new experiences after living for so long. History seems to repeat itself… over and over. No one knows that better than Gage Kross, the dark user many overlook. But even if you think you know how something is going to end, sometimes life doesn’t give you the choice of deciding what to do.
When he meets Kimber, something that he thought died inside of him suddenly comes back to life. However, she’s supposed to be one of the few women he can’t be with. Then again, the sweetest fruits are usually the forbidden.
Just when things heat up, life unravels and ghosts come back to haunt Gage and his friends. The past invades the future, consequences are revealed, and impossible secrets emerge from the darkness, while new secrets are formed.
It’s hard to trust people who are trained to hide the truth, so falling in love seems to be a daunting task no matter what. But it’s a world full of seduction, and sometimes love happens whether you want it to or not – even when death is breathing fire down your neck.
Although this is a book one, there is no major cliffhanger.
They were forgotten, but they never went away. Immortals still walk among us…
A daunting start to life has left Adisia Titan wary to trust and unable to believe in second chances. A curse she’s been unaware of has left her with a string of betrayals from the men she’s trusted. After patching her heart back together, she finds herself riddled with crippling insecurities, which makes it hard for her to trust Devin Cole.
Devin’s too good to be true, and she knows it, but against all her better judgment, she falls for him. She never thought about the secrets he could have. And he never thought it possible for her to have a secret even bigger. The only problem is… she didn’t know she had a secret to tell.
Life and death becomes a reality when she learns who she really is, and Devin will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
From The Devil’s Artwork: In world where death isn’t the worst consequence…
After her father’s fade, Arena Clash’s heart was hardened. She turned bitter, and she became too strong for her own good. Kaceton Brice just happens to be the right amount of fire to melt her glacial exterior. But with the threat of a fade always lurking, love is a dangerous journey to embark on.
They find themselves in the middle of an ages-old conflict, and the thing Arena hates the most becomes her best ally.
Warning: Descriptive Sex
From Treasured Secrets: Her blood paints her a target, whereas his marks him the enemy, but together they could be the key to changing it all…
Aria Weislen fought hard to stay in her rainforest home deep in the heart of South America, but she was forced to go back to the states to join the rest of her family. Grayford, Massachusetts is almost the polar opposite of her sweet jungle escape, but it does have one thing her old home never offered… Tallis Verdan. The sight of him leaves her unbalanced and almost incoherent.
Stolen glances and accidental grazes leave her with a fever almost every time. But his mixed signals get her high one second before leaving her to plummet the very next. In a world full of secrets, looks can be deceiving. Even her own reflection has been hiding the truth of what’s to come.
It doesn’t take long to realize why Tallis sends her on such highs and lows. His blood, his ties, and his secrets rival hers. And when the reality Aria has known shatters to make way for the fantasy she never believed, it all spirals out of control.
It’s her they want, but he’ll stand in the way…
*YA Paranormal Romance
*Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15
Destined for one who broke her heart, and in love with one she never thought she could trust.
Blood defines who a person is and how they’re treated in Araya Crush’s world. Before she was a powerful hybrid, she was a victim of the vampiric system, one where hybrids are discriminated against and punished for being different, while being groomed to become a weapon if they’re among the gifted. It wasn’t expected for her to fall in love with a full blood vampire, especially after having her heart smashed by her hybrid counter. Brazen was there to pick up the pieces, and though she hated the full bloods for the torture they put her through, Araya learned Brazen was different.
Araya distanced herself from Hale, doing her best to never need him or see him again, but fate had other plans. When dark forces arise, the United is forced to gather its best, and she and Hale are among the elite. His love for her hasn’t wavered, and he refuses to let her go without a fight. Brazen is just as determined, so Araya becomes the rope in a desperate game of tug of war.
From Property of Drex book 1:
What’s the most selfless thing you’ve ever done? What price tag would you put on the ability to save the ones you love?
They say the worst decisions are made by the desperate or the fools.
I was desperate enough to make a foolish decision to save my family. The cost? Me.
They may be a motorcycle club, but in all honesty they’re really an elite unit of criminals who just happen to drive motorcycles. They’re a business. An organization. A fully functioning army…
What’ I’ve learned? They work in the gray area; life and death is real; and everyone wants everyone dead. Okay, so maybe that’s dramatic… No. No it’s not. It’s legit.
I prepared for the worst, fully anticipating hating my new life. Turns out, I finally found out where I belonged. Oh, and I discovered I’m a little twisted or crazy. Maybe both.
Drex Caine, the man without a conscience, didn’t ruin me the way I thought he would. Instead, he made me feel like I was living instead of just waiting to live. And I can never go back to the way things used to be.
Please note: Book 1 does end on a cliffhanger, but book 2 has the conclusion and will be released March 28, 2016. After book 2, the rest of the series can be read as stand-alone novels without cliffhangers and will have different main characters featured.
C. M. Owens is kind enough to offer the first book in each series for free on amazon and other retailers so you get the chance to immerse yourself into her created worlds for free and every other book is priced at $2.99 or you can buy book bundles at a discounted price.
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