Josh Abbott knew nothing of the paranormal world. The stories told by his beloved great-grandfather were just that: stories TOHO DIARIES OF THE CWN ANNWN JO PILSWORTH

osh Abbott knew nothing of the paranormal world. The stories told by his beloved great-grandfather were just that: stories. He wanted nothing more than to serve his country. Joining the US Marine Corps, qualifying and excelling as a Scout Sniper gave him an immense sense of pride. Then, whilst on a mission in the Middle East, he wakes to find himself in a place, where an unknown organization will teach him the true meaning of Hell.

Dylann Creed was a cougar-shifter, born of shifter parents. Blaming herself for her mother’s death when she was a child, she rebelled against her father’s need to keep her safe by fleeing the family home, and making her living as a model with the help of her high school friend and photographer, Eric. Until one day, she comes across a male cougar caught in a trap.

Josh and Dylann. Will Dylann be able to heal Josh of both the mental and physical scars inflicted by those wanting to force him to change to a creature he had not believed existed? In return, will Josh be able to help the apparently free-spirited Dylann understand the true meaning of freedom? Will Dylann be able to convince her Marine that he can embody the spirit of Toho, the Spirit of the Cougar? Will Josh help Dylann to understand what that spirit can mean to her?

Contents are suited for an 18+ readership. Contains violence, sex and strong language.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019Verified Purchase
A wonderfully written story that combines trauma,grief and healing in a paranormal romance. The story revolves around Josh, a Marine sniper that gets abducted by a secret organization that performs experiences on him and others, changing him into a shifter. After escaping his captor, he lives in solitude as a cougar until he gets caught in a trap. Unbeknownst to him, the property he’s living on belongs to a natural born shifter named Dylann who frees him from the trap. They both hit it off but each can tell that there’s plenty of trauma and pain. There’s plenty of action and drama that will keep you guessing until the end. No spoilers but I do highly recommend this one!

Merysekhmet: A love story … with bite BY JO PILSWORTH

Ramses Tariq-Omari has walked the world of man for millennia, serving his Goddess, Sekhmet. A lion shifter, a healer and a soldier, he protects those who know nothing of the paranormal world, of the creatures that seek to harm them. A lonely existence indeed, but one he has never regretted having chosen. Elizabeth DeAnglo is the PA to the CEO of Gosselin Enterprises, who just happens to be the Alpha of the Hellfire Pack. Since the loss of her fiancé and child to a Wendigo attack, she has trained as a paranormal hunter, driven to hunt down the creature responsible. Only then is she certain that she will find peace. Despite living and working with the Hellfire Pack, despite having a family in her fellow paranormal hunters, she is alone, always on the periphery. When she attacked, again, by unknown Hellhounds, Elizabeth wonders why she is being targeted. She also wonders at the identity of the mystery archer who comes to her aid. A millennia-old paranormal warrior and a modern day paranormal hunter. Two sides in opposition, yet fighting the same enemy. The attack will change Elizabeth’s life and force her to face some harsh truths. Can she straddle the worlds of the paranormal and those who hunt them? What will happen if she is forced to choose? Can love overcome the deep-seated prejudice which Ramses will face from Elizabeth’s friends? Merysekhmet is the first novel written by Jo Pilsworth and Kaitlyn Bosch. Please note: this book is intended for a mature (18+) audience.

Life is never simple if you are a bear shifter serving. MEDVED BY JO PILSWORTH

REVIEW


Gweniver4.0 out of 5 stars Were-Bear Paranormal RomanceReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018Verified Purchase

Jo Pilsworth has created a very interesting universe of magical creature, with a prominent role for shifters and paranormal romance. In this book we follow the story of the tormented love at first sight two were-bears. There are many characters from other books who show up in the story, which can make it a little confusing if you’re trying to keep up with who is who. While there is a lot of adventure, the focus is on the romantic relationship between Sergei and Kaitlyn/Karma.

Fane: Journal of an Alpha Hellhound: paranormal romance with attitude (Diaries of the Cwn Annwn)


Tarian Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Something different.Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018

This is an unusual book as you’re looking through the eyes of Fane a young hellhound raised on the periphery of the pack with his sister Roxana. At the start, the reader gets an insight into the hellhound pack and the struggle for status and dominance. When their mother dies, the Queen sees potential in Fane and trains him to be a successful Alpha. Both brother and sister learn the skills and acquire abilities in preparation for going topside and into the human world. Once he becomes an Alpha, his loyalty is entirely to his queen, and with that, he is tasked with the destruction of the Lupie pack. Fane takes on the traits of a motorbike loving geek, interested in computers and electronics. Likewise, Roxana hides her beauty under baggy clothes and enjoys fixing bikes. Then once above ground, a mysterious visitor Stephania appears and claims to be a previous member of the pack. Fane is suspicious as she could have been turned by another pack but also feels attraction.
This book is an interesting struggle with one’s own pack, other packs and humans. At first, I was confused but so glad I persevered as the story developed into a page-turning adventure. I enjoyed being in such a different world and seeing things from another perspective. Those who enjoyed the ‘Twilight’ series may also enjoy this one.

All round wonderfull book. BETA BY JO PILSWORTH BOOK 2 DIARIES OF THE CWM ANNWN

“I had failed my Alpha. I knew this, and mine was the penalty to pay, that I might never know the comfort of my Mate, of finding the other half of my soul. I might dream, of a beautiful white wolf, with eyes of green. I might dream that we ran together under the moonlight, but I would never know her. Or so I thought.”

“It was a letter that started it, from an old friend, a plea for help. A run in the Catskills. An encounter with a white wolf on Cwn Annwn territory. A cop. A Homicide Detective. Her family who saw her only as a marriage prize even in this modern age. But she was mine. Alix was mine. Woe betide any who thought to take her from me.”

Bran Cadwgan is one of two Betas of the Cwn Annwn. He believed he would never be granted a Mate by the Goddess as penance for past mistakes, but discovers that he was wrong. Will he succeed in proving to both her family and his Mate that he is worthy of her sharing his life?

Alix Gosselin is the only daughter of the Gosselin Alpha and his mate. She was the “Gosselin Princess” growing up in an abusive home, until she fled first to attend boarding school and then for a career in law enforcement. Her parents had proven that the myth of a mate who would love and treasure you above all else was just that, a myth. Then, she encountered a biker whilst investigating a series of female disappearances in a suspected sex-trafficking ring. Her life would never be the same again. Alix wants to believe the story she is told by her biker, but she knows her father will not let her ‘throw herself away’ on a ‘mere biker’.

Bran and Alix, both have preconceptions to overcome. Both of them will be faced with challenges. Will the growing bond between them be sufficient?

Based on the legend of the Welsh Cwn Annwn, and incorporating Jo’s love of myth and legend, Beta introduces a cast of Cwn Annwn, wolf shifter and human characters, weaving romance with the contemporary world. Dare you walk in our world?

Christy Nicholas4.0 out of 5 stars It’s rare that a prologue can make me cryReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2018Verified Purchase

It’s rare that a prologue can make me cry, but this one did. The details of the war and the tender sweetness were poignant.
The author has created a great world and mythos around the Welsh legends of the Cŵn Annwn, the hounds of the underworld. Working as saviors to those in need, they march along on the periphery of human society, only mixing when they need to. Alas, that means they are sometimes disconnected and when they do connect, it can be with a vengeance. Especially when a mating is ordained.
While the journal entries at the beginning of the chapters contained useful information, sometimes it was simply repetitive and not additional detail. At worst it became distracting. However, the characters and drama within the shifter groups and the underlying mystery of kidnappings still worked to weave a great tale. I especially liked Merida’s character, though I found it difficult at first not to think of the movie, Brave.
The book at first glance seemed like a derivative paranormal romance, but there is more at work here. There are family dynamics that result in interesting conflicts that are worth experiencing.

DARE TO WALK IN THEIR WORLD! ALPHA BY JO PILSWORTH

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“I have walked this world for 410 years, with 170 years having passed since I assumed the role of Alpha of the Cŵn Annwn. In that time, I have seen the world change dramatically from an agrarian society to one where common words include terms like ‘global warming’ due to the pollution levels engendered by mankind’s activities in less than a couple of centuries. I have found my Mate, I have lost close family, and throughout, I have remained true to my promise to my Goddess.”

“I harvest souls.”

“My duty lies with my Goddess, who has tasked me with bringing her the souls of evil-doers. Strange how they seem a tad reluctant to pay for their evil. But there is more to my role than that. For all the evil in the world, there are innocents, and as the gatekeeper to the Underworld, not the Hell that modern religions would suggest, but a place of rest, my Goddess has charged me to bring those for whom a reward for their suffering is due. For them, there is the choice of rest, or rebirth. Most choose rest, and paradise for each is different.”

“I was born Gabriel Black, although for the last few centuries, I have been known as Gavril Negrescu. These are our tales of my Mate and my Pack, our sorrows and our triumphs. Perhaps one day, evil will be no more. I am not holding my breath.”

“Alpha” is the first volume in “The Diaries of the Cwn Annwn” series and may be read as a stand-alone novel. Gavril and his Mate must lead their Pack through an ever changing world. Has mankind evolved enough that they are no longer needed?

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What do a lawyer and a burglar have in common? Other than being the same person? MA’IITSOH JO PILSWORTH

Adam Anghelescu is the lawyer of the Anghelescu Pack, tasked with ensuring that a Hellhound Pack stays under the radar of the authorities. If matters becomes sticky, his Alpha has ensured he has the training and the contacts to … unstick the issue at hand. When Fane asks Adam to carry out a straightforward burglary to secure key information in the ongoing skirmish to keep Lamashtu Anzillu contained, Adam agrees it shouldn’t pose a problem. But, he didn’t expect to meet Evelyn. He didn’t expect to find someone attempting the same burglary as him. He didn’t expect to find that his target’s niece was his predestined Mate.

Evelyn’s instincts as an investigative reporter told her that something was going down at the home of her Tante, and it wasn’t just the death of Oncle Henri either. But her attempts to discover more are interrupted by a … something, who transported her to the roof of the exclusive Paris mansion. Of all the damn cheek!A missing link in the family tree, a predestined Mating and a Queen of Hell who is really quite bored with being stuck downstairs. Something has to give. Will it be Adam and Evelyn?


Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019

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I thoroughly enjoyed this one! The story revolves around Evelyn as she’s trying to be there for her aunt and cousin as they try to show a strong front in the eyes of the family company when the CEO abruptly dies. Adam, the Hellhound lawyer of his pack is sent in to take measure of the successor, since his pack has a 30% share in the company. The pack is also trying to track down nefarious monetary dealings on of companies, but unbeknownst to them, the demon Queen that had possession of Adam’s pack is working on a plan to bring them back into her grasp. As Adam discovers Evelyn as his Mate, more of the evil queen machinations begin to unfurl. Can Adam trust Evelyn to accept his true nature of is she a pawn for the demon Queen? Does Evelyn have the strength to endure to difficult road ahead of will she succumb to the demon Queen’s ultimate goal? Check it out and see for yourself. I highly recommend this one!
 

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MEET TOHO ANOTHER WONDERFUL SHIFTER IN THE CWN ANNWN

Josh Abbott knew nothing of the paranormal world. The stories told by his beloved great-grandfather were just that: stories. He wanted nothing more than to serve his country. Joining the US Marine Corps, qualifying and excelling as a Scout Sniper gave him an immense sense of pride. Then, whilst on a mission in the Middle East, he wakes to find himself in a place, where an unknown organization will teach him the true meaning of Hell.

Dylann Creed was a cougar-shifter, born of shifter parents. Blaming herself for her mother’s death when she was a child, she rebelled against her father’s need to keep her safe by fleeing the family home, and making her living as a model with the help of her high school friend and photographer, Eric. Until one day, she comes across a male cougar caught in a trap.

Josh and Dylann. Will Dylann be able to heal Josh of both the mental and physical scars inflicted by those wanting to force him to change to a creature he had not believed existed? In return, will Josh be able to help the apparently free-spirited Dylann understand the true meaning of freedom? Will Dylann be able to convince her Marine that he can embody the spirit of Toho, the Spirit of the Cougar? Will Josh help Dylann to understand what that spirit can mean to her?

Contents are suited for an 18+ readership. Contains violence, sex and strong language.



Cindy Davis

Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2019

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Excellent transition between character ‘voices’. I could ‘feel’ each character, much of which was created by great introspection. I’m not usually a fan of shifter stories because they are so unnatural, but Toho made the shifter world real for me. The suspense created by his character was very well done. I loved the addition of the child Dylann because it removed the ‘need’ for a romance. Nice work. With another round of edits, this book could warrant 5*
 
 
 
 
 

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THIS ROMANCE HAS A BITE! Merysekhmet: Legend inspired love story with bite (Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack) JO PILSWORTH

Merysekhmet: Legend inspired love story with bite (Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack) by [Jo Pilsworth, Kaitlyn Bosch]

Ramses Tariq-Omari has walked the world of man for millennia, a lion shifter, a healer and a soldier, he protects those who know nothing of the paranormal world, of the creatures that seek to harm them. Having served the Goddess Sekhmet since the age of ten, it has been lonely existence indeed, but one he has never regretted having chosen.


Elizabeth DeAnglo needed ‘time out’ from hunting paranormal creatures. Taking a job as a PA to a Wall Street seemed like a plan, until she discovered that her new boss was also the wolf-shifter Alpha of the Hellfire Pack. Since the loss of her fiancé and child to a Wendigo attack, she has trained as a paranormal hunter, driven to hunt down the creature responsible. Only then is she certain that she will find peace. Despite living and working with the Hellfire Pack, despite having a family in her fellow paranormal hunters, she is alone, always on the periphery. When she is attacked, again, by unknown Hellhounds, Elizabeth wonders why she is being targeted. She also wonders at the identity of the mystery archer who comes to her aid.

A millennia-old paranormal warrior and a modern day paranormal hunter. Two sides in opposition, yet fighting the same enemy. The attack will change Elizabeth’s life and force her to face some harsh truths. Can she straddle the worlds of the paranormal and those who hunt them? What will happen if she is forced to choose? Can love overcome the deep-seated prejudice which Ramses will face from Elizabeth’s friends?

Merysekhmet is the first paranormal romance novel written by Jo Pilsworth and Kaitlyn Bosch, two friends who met via Facebook role-play. Based on the legend of the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, it forms part of the Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack series. Content is aimed at an 18+ audience and contains scenes of mild violence. Some sexual content.

 
 
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Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018

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I’ve read several parts in this series now and have loved them all. There is a really fascinating backstory to these shifters that makes them stand out and each part deepens the mythos. In this one there is a Merysekhmet as the lead hero, Ramses. What he is, is truly unique, and I’ll not spoil any details about that. The chemistry between him and Elizabeth was wonderfully done. Another thing I enjoy is that the romances in these are very natural and unfold alongside of a story. It was also neat to see a few characters I knew from later parts. I read them out of order, but that’s okay because they can all be read alone as each is a complete story. If you are looking for paranormal romance that has more to bite into, you can’t go wrong with any of the books in this series.

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MEET MEDVED ONE OF THE GLORIOUS SHIFTERS FROM JO PILSWORTHS IMAGINATION!

Medved: Military shifter romance, inspired by legend (Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack) Kindle Edition

“Determine the source of ‘unstoppable assets’ advertised to terrorist organisations” was my brief from my Commanding Officer. “Investigate the disappearances of several young shifters” was the request from my brother, the titular ruler of shifters in what used to be the Warsaw Pact and the former USSR.

Nowhere in either did it say encounter Hellhounds, Cwn Annwn, demigods, and a couple of seriously crazy science types.to find my predestined Mate. Let’s not forget having to squeeze my 6ft 5in, back-row rugby player build into an economy plane seat. Admittedly that was after I underestimated my Mate: my Kaitlyn. Never underestimate an intelligent female.

Then again, life is never simple if you are a bear shifter serving, not just in the British Army, but also in G Squadron of the SAS. Captain Sergei Medvedovitch Vasilev at your service. This is my story.

 A great story

 

Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018

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A wonderful story from start to finish. It revolves around a bear shifter named Sergie and a human named Kate, at least that’s what Sergie believes at a chance encounter at a bar where they both end up getting kidnapped by a shady organization hellbent on creating shifters and weaponizing them through “genetic breeding experiments”. All this occurs within the first few chapters, which makes it a real page turner to see how it all plays out. After that, the story unfolds with a lot of drama, suspense and a few surprises that I won’t spoil. A wonderful story in a brilliant series, I highly recommend it!
 

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