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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Dark Waves by Amanda Uhl - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Amanda Uhl and her new book, “Dark Waves,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Amanda and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Dark Waves

The Mind Hackers Series


by Amanda Uhl


GENRE:  Paranormal Romance



A fearless doctor

Paranormal psychiatrist Dr. Audrey Gilbert is not used to failure, especially when it comes to her career. She possesses an uncanny ability to see into her patients’ souls and mend their brokenness. When she misdiagnosis a patient and is fired, she is given a chance to regain her job. Her task? Restore the health of a deranged mind hacker. But safeguarding her heart while convincing the detached and bitter man to trust her, just might be the challenge of a lifetime.

A tormented hacker

Born into a family of powerful psychics, Kevin Jorgensen has always had a quick wit and a sunny disposition. But that was before he nearly lost his life battling a rogue mind hacker. Now he spends his days in isolation, fighting for his sanity. He swears never to use his gift, not even if he’s drawn to the woman determined to help him recover.

A battle for survival

When Audrey and Kevin discover someone has tampered with her mind, they must work together to determine why. Because if they fail, their lives and the lives of many other hackers will be destroyed.



“Besides the hacker who went rogue, have there been any other disgruntled patients of yours over the last few years?”

Audrey frowned and rubbed her temple. “Not that I recall.”

“You have a headache?”

The pain in her head throbbed as if in answer. “I… Yes, a small one.”

“Have you noticed any recent gaps in your memory? Fuzzy thoughts?”

She narrowed her gaze. “What are you suggesting?”

“Audrey, some of your memories have been wiped.”

Her heartbeat sped up, and it felt like all the blood drained from her forehead at once. The room tilted in a crazy circle, and she saw white spots in front of her eyes. There was a rushing sound, and in an instant, all the colors in the room faded to black. She blinked and realized she was slumped in the recliner with Kevin leaning over her, shaking her shoulders, the earthy scent of him filling her nostrils.

“You okay?”

“Yes,” she managed. Her skull felt like someone had stuffed it with cotton. “I…”

“You fainted. Take it easy.” He crouched next to her, tucked a pillow behind her head, and helped her sit up. “I probably should have found a better way to tell you.”

Ya think? What was even more shocking was him hovering over her like she was his patient. He needed to move far away so she didn’t have to breathe in his rich, masculine smell. She had the insane desire to reach out and hug him so she’d feel safe.

Heat rushed to her cheeks, and her head cleared. “I’m…I’m all right now.”

Kevin didn’t budge, sending her blood pressure up a notch.

She brushed her hair behind her ears and tried to think. “You said my mind had been wiped. How can you know for certain?”

“I’m a former hacker, remember. I know the signs. What’s more, your blocks have been removed.”

“My…blocks?” She sat forward, the hair on her arms rising with her. The blocks were for her safety—to protect her as she worked with hackers. “They’re permanent. It’s impossible to remove them…isn’t it?”

He must have been reassured she had recovered from her faint because he stood and returned to the couch before answering, and she managed to get her breathing under control.

“Not quite. It’s difficult for the vast majority of hackers, but not everyone.”

“You mean you can do it,” she said, hardly daring to breath.

“Yes, and any other class tens who specialize in blocks. After all, we’re the ones who put them in place. Audrey, I need you to think really hard about when you first started having headaches.”



This book is full of thrilling, mystery, suspense, and paranormal romance!!

I could not put this book down nor did I want to!!

This book quickly grabs a hold of the reader, pulling them deep into the story, and keeping them intrigued through the last page!!

This book follows main characters, Audrey and Kevin.  Audrey is a highly skilled psychiatrist who recently was fired after misdiagnosing a patient.  Audrey is not used to failure and feels shaken and uneasy after her costly mistake.  However, Audrey is given a second chance but at the extensive cost of treating a deranged and tormented mind hacker.  Kevin, who comes from a family of powerful psychics, is troubled and haunted by an intense battle he lost and nearly died from.  Kevin is Audrey’s new patient, and while it is her goal to bring him out of his gloomy, depressive, and disturbed stance, Kevin continues to push her away as he swore to never use his gift again and just wants to be left alone.  Can these two work together??  Can Kevin trust Audrey??  Can Audrey heal Kevin??  No spoilers here!!  But you’ll definitely want to check out this intriguing novella to find out what happens!!

I enjoyed the main characters, especially Audrey.  She is likable, relatable, and genuine.  I think other readers will be able to easily connect with her honest, sincere, caring, compassionate, and remorseful demeanor.

I also enjoyed the author’s worldbuilding set up!!  This book’s worldbuilding is strong, consistent, and cohesive!!  Amanda Uhl’s writing style is full of original and thoroughly extensive details!!

This is a super quick read at only 92 eBook pages across twelve short chapters.

This novella is the perfect size for the introduction to a new author and a new book series.  A quick read that allows you to dip your toes into Amanda Uhl’s writing style and set you on the path to dive further into her intriguing Mind Hackers Book Series.

This book is technically part of the Mind Hackers Book Series but can be read as a standalone.  This book is written as a novella and establishes itself outside of the series so it can be read without any strings or commitments to read the other books.  However, this book offers insight into the series and characters that is sure to fascinate and entice readers into wanting to check out the rest of the book series.  Currently, the Mind Hackers Book Series consists of Book One, “Mind Waves,” and Book Two, “Cross Waves.”

There are some predictable scenes. However, there are still a few unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming but will enjoy watching unfold!!

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it!!  I think all paranormal romance fans will like this book too!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations**

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Award-winning author Amanda Uhl has always had a fascination with the mystical. Having drawn her first breath in a century home rumored to be haunted, you might say she was "born" into it. After a brief stint in college as a paid psychic, Amanda graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in theatre and a master's degree in marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies, most recently specializing in cyber security. Amanda is an avid reader and writes fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense and humorous contemporary romance from her home in Cleveland, Ohio. When she's not reading or writing, you can find Amanda with her husband and three children, gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Visit her online at www.amandauhl.com.











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  1. Thanks so much! The cover is so attractive!

  2. Thank you for sharing your review of Dark Waves, this is a must read book and series for me and I am really looking forward to meeting all of the characters

  3. Thank you so much for sharing sounds good!

  4. Thank you for the generous giveaway

  5. Great excerpt, The Mind Hackers series sounds like my kind of books and I am looking forward to reading them! Good luck with your books and thanks for sharing them with me!

    Thanks, Fabulous and Brunette, for sharing your review!

    Have a spectacular day!