Guest Review: Goddess, Awakened (The Goddess Connection) by Cate Masters

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Guest Review: Goddess, Awakened (The Goddess Connection) by Cate MastersGoddess, Awakened by Cate Masters
Series: The Goddess Connection #1
Published by: Lyrical Press
on July 7, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
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With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Isis, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.


This was an okay read about magic and fairies. Joss is a widow that has more power than what she thought. She left her beliefs behind when she married and thought that the gods had turned their back on her until she finds herself in a bad situation and has to rely on her powers and beliefs to get her through it alive. She finds out that bonds are far greater than what she thought and that the love she thought she’d never find again is found in the most unexpected place.

Joss meets Eric in the small town she is pulled towards moving to. Unseen forces pull her towards a house that stands on top of a fountain of magic and towards her destiny. Eric is the local Vet and finds himself in a terrible situation between the woman he is drawn towards and the woman who is drawing him towards her. When demons get involved and there is a shift in the balance of power Joss has to decide how to save those she cares about. Joss and her wacky family fight the demons to save the town and everyone in it. 

The story started out okay but as it went on it seemed to jump around a lot. There didn’t seem to be any particular direction of where the story was really going. There are characters mentioned that don’t seem to have any meaning to the actual plot; such as Joss’ son.  Some parts of the story seemed to go on forever and repeat here and there, while other parts didn’t go into much detail. The overall story was good but could have benefitted from further editing of the unnecessary parts.


About Cate Masters

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. Most days, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
Cate writes fantasy/paranormal, historical, contemporary and speculative fiction, described by reviewers as “so compelling, I did not want to put it down,” “such romantic tales that really touch your soul,” “filled with action scenes which made it a riveting story,” and “the author weaves a great tale with a creative way of using words that makes the story refreshing to read.”

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