Author: Toni Decker

SHOALMAN IMMORTAL by Toni Decker

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SHOALMAN IMMORTAL by Toni DeckerShoalman Immortal by Toni Decker
Series: The Shoalman Chronicles #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Kyrissa Spears has a gift.  However, her gift is also a curse because her paintings capture emotions to the point where it can literally kill the person she paints and Kyrissa has no control over it.  After much extensive research, Kyrissa discovers that Robert Shoalman can assist her to gain control over her power.  Will Kyrissa be able to convince Robert to help her?

 

Robert Shoalman is an immortal.  After five centuries of loneliness and battling the pain from his demons, Robert yearns for death.  That is until he meets Kyrissa Spears.  Will Robert secretly encourage Kyrissa to paint his death or will he give into his desire to claim her as his woman?

 

I really want to like this series, however, I just cannot get into it.  After having read book one in The Shoalman Chronicles, I must admit that Shoalman Immortal, book two, did not hold my interest as much as I would have liked.  While the characters are intriguing, I felt that there were some instances in the storyline that I could have dealt without.  The courtship between Kyrissa and Robert travels down a rough and difficult road, but in the end it is well worth it.  The couple’s passion is intense and a joy to read.  I really like how Kyrissa is able to show Robert his self-worth and how she refuses to give up on their love.  But, other than that, the plot leaves a lot to be desired.

IMAGES ETERNAL by Toni Decker

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IMAGES ETERNAL by Toni DeckerImages Eternal by Toni Decker
Series: The Shoalman Chronicles #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Mandy Hayworth, a well-known music photographer, wants to know why the newest lead singer of the Demon Dogs rock band refuses to be interviewed or take band photos.  One way or another, Mandy is determined to discover the reasoning behind his mystery regardless if she is attracted to him or not.

 

On one hand, Lucien Solvak is a guardian – a protector against the evil that is threating to release a massive, destructive curse on mankind.  On the flipside, Lucien has a passion for music, so much that he is the lead singer of a local band.

 

Lucien’s band needs the endorsement from Mandy Hayworth for their band’s big break in the music industry.  But then, Lucien discovers that her camera could expose his true identity.  Caught in a bind, Lucien must decide which is more significant – his music, a romantic relationship with Mandy, or his duty as a guardian because there is no way he can have all three.  Or, is there?

 

I have mixed feelings about Images Eternal.  I really like the chemistry between Mandy and Lucien.  It is explosively hot.  There are no doubts about the sexual tension between the two.  Both Mandy and Lucien are likable characters and their interactions keep the plot moving along.  What is bothersome to me are the other aspects of the storyline.  For instance, what is the history behind the demons, what does it mean to be a guardian, and what is the curse?  I wanted more details, but they did not come.  I am hoping that the next installment will give more insight.

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