16 September 2013

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Centuries of loyalty

His code of honor was respected without question, until he consumed the blood of an enemy in exchange for a mortal woman to be set free from certain slavery.

He can’t forget her

Despite knowing, he will be imprisoned and put to death if caught, Balen, a fierce Senses Tracker, returns to Toronto to find the mortal woman, Danielle, he left behind two years ago. Haunted with memories of the torture they endured in the hands of a Senses enemy, Balen’s determination to see her again, drives him to risk everything. But when he does, a new enemy comes into play, one he can’t defeat. 

To conquer the wrath of fear

Determined to find some sort of peace after her abduction, Danielle finds solace in painting a man from her nocturnal unconsciousness. When he comes knocking on her door, her world is shattered and Danielle must face her worst fears in order to survive what is coming after them. It won’t stop. It can’t. For the ancient spell has no compassion. 

A journey of tenacious desire that refuses to fade even though that is what will destroy them. Because—in order for Danielle to live, first she must die.

                The first part of this book completely sucks you into the story.  With the way the writing is done, you are left wondering what exactly was going on.  And more than that, what had happened in the past?  I kept turning the pages in hopes of finding out what was really going on, but I felt a little let down when we were finally shown what was going on.
                Danielle’s character was written very well.  You could almost feel the confusion that she had to deal with on a daily basis.  That shows the writers ability to make emotions come off the page.  But I felt like after we discovered what was going on with her, her character felt lacking.  Balen was a mystery from the beginning and even at the end of the story he still felt like a mystery to me.
                The middle part of this story felt very confusing to me.  There were times where it felt like there was an information overload that was happening, and everyone who knows me knows that I get confused with a lot of stuff thrown at me at once.  While the author did throw in characters that had the “bad guy” attitude, they weren’t really around enough that it made a huge effect on the story.
                The ending?  Oh I loved it.  It was fabulous; the drama, murder, suspense, everything seemed to come together quite nicely.  The ending seemed to fly by for me but I think that’s because I was so engrossed in what was going on in the story, I didn’t want it to end!
                Overall, I completely enjoyed the beginning and the ending of this book.  Some of the characters that were in the story though, I think could have not been added.  That way there isn’t a large number of people you have to remember, and remember what powers they have.
                There are more books in the series and I do believe that I shall check them out in the future.

I am Xamien's secret lover. Well, in my head I am and since I'm single this is completely allowed. Some of you may ask, who is Xamien, don't worry you will meet him soon enough, but no falling in love with him. He is all mine.
Writing books is a fantastic way to have adventures that are impossible to have otherwise. I mean do you really want to fall in love with Waleron? He is so unstable and would never pick up after your dogs or clean the litter box. Not to mention the fact that he is always out killing disgusting grave robbing bug people.

Curling up with a good book and losing yourself to another time and place is the greatest reward. Being able to feel a character's emotions, their fears, pain and love. Now that is incredible. I relish in the books that stay with me long after they have ended. This is what I strive for in my writing. To give the readers, and myself, an escape into another world, my world.

I have been writing since I was twelve. My parents, sorry mom and dad, would send me to my room for an hour every night to do homework, and instead I wrote stories. Oops, guess that is why i did so bad in math.

I have never stopped writing since then and never will. It's like an addiction, but a good one. I adore stepping into the shoes of a character and deciding their fate. The characters are why I write. I want to fall in love with them (even the bad ones), so that I care about what happens to them in a story. If I can't care about the characters then why bother with the story.

I live in Toronto with a menagerie of pets that keep me on my toes.


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  1. Ahh thanks Crystal for the great review and thank you for having me on your blog. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway:)

  2. I entered via Crystal's Many Reviews :)