Reviews for the Merging Realms Series

Witches and Reapers (The Chosen Volume 1)

Praise for Witches & Reapers

“First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style, pulls you into the book from the very beginning and you don’t want to put the book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat reading from cover to cover. All the characters are very well portrayed though out. When you are finished you wish you weren’t. A most wonderful read and I highly recommend this book.”


“Folding in elements of dark urban fantasy, Smith whips up a gripping, sinister tale that takes readers on an exhilarating journey into a fascinating world of magic, murder, betrayals, and conspiracies.

Magic rules the lands, and the favored ones of gods hold special powers. Tobin, the master of subterfuge, the artist of death, bows to no one but the demands of Bytos, god to the Assassins. His path crosses with the evil queen Marilynn, who was unleashed into the world centuries ago with one goal, domination of all and servitude to her and her god, Seren. Unaware of Marilynn’s sinister machinations, Tobin begins a torrid sexual relationship with her, but when the latter’s sinister plan for their newborn child is revealed, Tobin must do everything in his power to save the child.

With crisp prose and sharp insight, Smith adeptly combines the ruthless with the tender, revealing both the complexity and fragilities of Tobin’s character. A swiftly paced narrative brings the setup and the characters to life, and Tobin’s bond with Dakota and Rene, along with sympathetic characters of Judith and Nic, lightens the otherwise extremely dark tone.

Smith’s execution of the plot is flawless, the pace is lively, and the heart-pounding twists and turns thrill and gratify. The darkly captivating world of magic and mayhem, endless conspiracies, lethal betrayals, forbidden love, and erotic sex swiftly draws readers in, along with the steady unraveling of hidden secrets and daring escapades and won’t let go until they turn the last page.

Highly recommended to lovers of dark urban fantasy and paranormal thrillers.”

The Prairies