Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Miranda's Mate by Ann Gimpel Review

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Miranda’s Mate
By Ann Gimpel

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
ISBN: 978-1-62210-021-7

Release Date: 8/5/13
50,000 words

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Work for The Company is nothing if not covert. Miranda’s life is on the line. Will Garen risk exposure to save her?

Book Description:

As an agent for an international security firm, Miranda has her hands full. Between secretly lusting after her boss, Garen, and making sure the dirty little secret about her double life as a wolf shifter remains hidden, she’s still a virgin at nearly thirty.

Sent to eliminate the head of a human trafficking organization in Amsterdam, she barely escapes with her life. Injured, frightened, and under attack the second her private jet lands in the U.S., she doesn’t know where to turn.

Garen’s been watching Miranda just as surreptitiously as she’s been eying him. Unfortunately, the fact that she works for him is a showstopper. Plus, Garen has a few secrets of his own that have kept him single. He’s frantic once he discovers his oldest friend is besotted with Miranda, too. When she insists on heading up a covert operation, he’s worried sick, but can’t come up with a plausible reason to stop her.

Miranda’s life is on the line. Will Garen risk exposure to save her?


First let me start with this is a book for adults.  Also, this has some very explicit sexual situations.  If you are offended by this type of book, then don't pick it up.

This book had my attention from page 1.  I was hooked.  I can't really pinpoint why because it's not a great book.  It is a good one.

The author does a great job of describing everything.  It is another one of those books where I can visualize everything.

I love stories that have an element of the supernatural.  This one has shape shifters.  It also mentions vampires at one point but nothing that is integral to the story.

This is a kind of cookie cutter story.  That isn't necessarily a bad thing.  It's still a nice read that will keep the reader's attention.  It's a quick read, too.  I was able to read it in one day.
This book is definitely more of a book for women.  Also, it is definitely more for young adults and older.  I would not be comfortable with my daughter reading this because of the strong sexual content.  She is a senior high school, but it still makes me uncomfortable.  I give this one 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

About the Author
Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent.  Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing.  A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Several paranormal romance novellas are available in e-format. Three novels, Psyche’s Prophecy, Psyche’s Search, and Psyche's Promise are small press publications available in e-format and paperback. Look for two more urban fantasy novels coming this summer and fall: Fortune’s Scion and Earth’s Requiem.

A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.
@AnnGimpel (for Twitter)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Kelli. If you enjoy my writing, you might like Fortune's Scion. I wrote it for a young adult/new adult audience. It's urban fantasy, but depicts many of the problems young people face. It's a coming of age tale about a human mage raised by wizards. If you do pick it up, be sure to let me know what you think. (No descriptive sex in this one!)