Urban Fantasy Author
Book Bling Blog
Faeries, werewolves and vampires, oh my! Fans of the TRUE BLOOD series will feel right at home in this character-driven diversity fest. As any good paranormal romance enthusiast knows, there are many kinds of creatures roaming within the pages of a fantasy story, and this author is not afraid to use them.
Predictably, the hatred and war that can be expected between predators has existed between the wolf and vampire nations for centuries. The faery folk predict a future of peace. However, it seems unlikely when infighting threatens to upset the balance of power even within factions.
Then, in true Romeo and Juliet fashion, Livvie, a wolf-less member of the Romulus pack, meets Darius, an ancient vampire and son of the Egyptian Sun God, Ra. The question is, of course, can their love become a bond that will heal the rift between their warring nations?
The story is well written. All the loose threads come together. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion in the sentence structure on occasion. Sometimes, too, the dialogue characteristics aren’t in keeping with the character’s background and/or personality. It’s not enough of a problem to distract from the story, but some readers will notice. Also, although the plot doesn’t contradict itself and the story flows well, the pace feels a bit slow for a paranormal work. My personal taste runs toward more page-turning action and plot twists that spin faster. There are characters aplenty, so lots of food for an action feast.
This is a good read. I recommend it to those who like a well-altered universe and some steamy romance. Also, I recommend it to those who always prefer the book over the movie so they can delve deeper into the characters’ background, motivation and emotions. You will not be disappointed.
Book Bling gives this novel 4 Stars!
First and foremost I am a wife and mother. I was born in England where I had a dream at the age of 14. That dream was to chase cattle on horseback across the Australian Outback.
In 2008, I had the opportunity to follow that dream, and found myself travelling to Australia on an Outback working holiday, and I've chased cattle, on horse back, across the Outback. I met my soul mate, whilst on my working holiday, married him, and we have two beautiful daughters, and I'm still loving life in Australia.
I love to read, much to my husbands dismay sometimes when I have my head metaphorically buried in the pages of a book (I mean, how can that be literal since the dawn of e-books?)!
I love fantasy, I used to take myself away from my nasty world of bullies and appear in some wonderful land of dragons and magic! Pern was my all time favourite hide out world, God bless Anne and Todd MacCaffery.
When I immersed myself in my fantasy worlds, I used to re-write the plots in my head, starring myself as some great, sword drawn character who wouldn't give two hoots what the local bully thought! That eventuated in my actually writing down my own stories.
More recently I was inspired to start writing again, and I picked up on the whole craze of werewolf and vampire. I have had the most enjoyment writing AN UNEXPECTED BONDING, and the two books that will follow it.
I hope you can find enjoyment in my hide away from reality!
I blog there the 18th of each month!
Elizabeth Alsobrooks's books on Goodreads
Illuminati - The Book of Life
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.33)
Illuminati: The Book of Life
ratings: 5 (avg rating 4.80)
The Keeper's Secret: Tell-Tale Publishing's Annual Horror Anthology
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
2016 NaNoWriMo Winner!
My Newest Release
An Amazon Bestseller!
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