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Friday, May 27, 2016

Phantasma by Efthalia

Carissa Alkippes is the daughter of a god but she doesn't know it. As a cop she's seen her fair share of bad but nothing prepared her for the horror of the world she has been plunged into.

Xen Lyson is the head of the Phi Athanatoi, a group of immortals who have been protecting man for over 2,000 years from the Kakodiamones--demons who want nothing more than to feast on humanity.

Thrown face to face with Xen during a skirmish with the demons, Carissa becomes a pawn in the deadly game of a demi-god who seeks godly powers. @goodreads 



OMG! I had no idea I was going to love this book so much! I love when I just stumble into one and love it!

Carissa is a cop and she has a lot of spunk. She doesn't take no lip from anyone. Then she runs into a demon......


She continued with small steps toward the middle of the warehouse. Movement to her right caught her eye. Surprise punched her lungs and spread down her abdomen. A monstrous shape materialized from the darkened depths. Dark crimson skin covered exposed muscle on his body and bare head. He snarled showing off his chalky razor sharp teeth. It wasn't the dental work, pointy ears and pig-like nose that set her on edge. No. The reptilian yellow eyes were what ignited her grey matter to the fact he wasn't human. Fear used its way back up to her heart, sending it into a wild gallop.

And thus the story begins as Carissa and her partner are in a warehouse checking on a lead that they really shouldn't have been there for. Then suddenly there are wolves and one of the most handsome men that you have ever seen cutting down demons. But wait, you have seen him... in your dreams.


This vampire is Xen Lyson and the leader of the Phi Athanotoi, an ancient specialist group of vampires and werewolves sworn to protect humans. But there is also Kane the werewolf and Xen's right hand man. There are many more of them of course.

Xen tries to put the mind hypno on Carissa and she shuts him down. She doesn't remember everything but there is something there. She finally gets with Xen through the aide of a family member which was very funny to say the least. There are actually a lot of funny lines in the book, they were awesome.

There are several sexy scenes in the book with Xen and Carissa and graphically good so you might not want to let your young kids read this book. Also there is a good bit cussing but it's in greek. Too cool! I think I might have to say gamato a lot instead of the word it stands for which would be f*ck. The author has a list of words used in the back of the book which is very helpful or I would have been lost!


There are a lot of fight scenes in the book as this evil dude kidnaps Carissa and wants to use her for bad things. He seems to keep getting his hands on her, but it doesn't last. He also has opened a portal and they are always fighting the demons he has let out.

But in the end, after all of the people/demons are taken out for now... Carissa asks her father who is a god to teach her to unleash her abilities to the fullest and teach her. This should be awesome for the next book.

I'm not going to say who her father is but I will leave a picture as a hint. I can't help myself. He's bad @ssed!


*I would like to thank Smith Publicity for a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*






  1. Hi Melissa,

    I am so happy that you enjoyed Phantasma and THANK YOU for your AWESOME review. Love the pictures...totally fitting. ;)


    1. Your so very welcome Efthalia! I loved the book so much and looking forward to book 2 :-)

      ♥ Mel

    2. You'll get two buy the end of the year. Xen's backstory which is a novella and of course more madness in book two. You'll also get to meet Carissa's grandmother...she's interesting....that's all I'm going to say. :D


    3. Oh and that should have been "by" not "buy". Brain and fingers are not in sync. Lol.

    4. I know what you meant :-) I can't wait! I am invested in knowing more and more and more ... and some more! Just keep the series going for awhile :-)

    5. Thank you. I've planned 10 but you never know. :)