Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review @SableSylvan - Beauty and The BBQ by Sable Sylvan (The Feminine Mesquite #2)




Beauty and The BBQ
The Feminine Mesquite #2
by Sable Sylvan

Goodreads blurb:  Recipe for a red hot romance: one part bear shifter, one part BBW, a bit of BDSM, and a whole lot of BBQ!

The last thing Abigail 'Abby O' Olivia Quincy needs in her life is drama. After dumping her loser ex, she goes home to Fallowedirt, Texas for winter break to focus on her thesis...but the curvy gal is distracted by polar bear shifter Clove Scoville. The future beta of the Viking bred Scoville Polar Clan of Oslo, Norway is at his brother's Manor to escape something else…but he can’t escape his attraction to his future sister-in-law. Will Fate need a little help from Santa Claus to show these two that the best gift they can give each other for Christmas is true love?

Beauty and the meat...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a BBW in possession of a healthy appetite must be in want of a BBQ, and the eldest heir to the Quincy sauce company, Alice Quincy, and her kin are no exception. While Alice and her fiancé Herb are busy formulating The Feminine Mesquite's next sauce, Abby is stuck in her study, working on her thesis...while working on ignoring the handsome shifter who, even working quietly the next table over, manages to get her goat. She doesn't have time for drama...but does she have time for true love?

Booty for the beast...

Someone once said that it was a truth universally acknowledged that man in possession of a great fortune must be in want of a wife, but while that was true for Herb Scoville, alpha of the polar clan, his brother Clove thought it was just a line from a fairytale. After all, only princes found a princess at the end of the story, not beasts like Clove...but when he sees the beauty who has haunted his every waking moment in the flesh in his brother's parlor, will he start to reconsider?

Beauty and the feast...

The two can't ignore the attraction they have for each other. After all, it's not like they could ignore it at their older siblings' engagement party. The only thing hotter than the new 'Awesome Sauce' their siblings are brewing is the sexual tension brewing between Abby and Clove. Will a game at the Mesquite Manor barbecue involving handcuffs bring this couple together...or tear them even further apart?

The Feminine Mesquite is a five book series featuring the five curvy Quincy Sisters and the five alpha male polar bear shifters who are the heirs to the Scoville fortune. Can the ten heirs learn to get along, and will they find comfort in each other’s arms...or in each other’s beds? Each book is at least 25,000 words long, comprising a full-length novella. There are no cliffhangers, and every book ends with a guaranteed happily ever after (after all, these are fairy tales). These fairy tale romances feature everything you love from a bear shifter romance. Each book is a standalone, however, there is an overarching story. Don’t fret: if you haven’t read preceding book in the series, a short recap will be included in the first part of each book to get you up to speed...and you’ll want to read all five books because the last book’s epilogue features --, wait, why am I telling you? You’re going to need to read them all and find out for yourself!

Look for all five books in this series on Amazon, all $0.99 or FREE via Kindle Unlimited (KU). “The Cinderella Cook-Off”, “Beauty And The BBQ”, “Spicy Beauty”, “The Matchstick Grill”, and “Little Red Hot Sauce” all have hot sauces and teas for making iced sweet tea that tie into the books, which you can find on www.shopsablesylvan.com.


About the Author:  The only thing I love more than reading hot paranormal romances is writing down my fantasies and sharing them with readers like you. My heroes are strong alpha male bear shifters who can be grizzly and gruff at times...but when it comes to their fated mates, they're absolute teddy bears. My curvy heroines are strong, sassy women, which is why the werebear men who love them will do anything for their love.

All my books are $0.99, at least full length novella length, feature an HEA, and are exclusively available on Amazon.com! They are all FREE via Kindle Unlimited!
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READING ORDER:

All books are standalones, but if you want to read them in my recommended order, read them based on publication date.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEAR SHIFTERS - based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears
LITTLE RED RIDING BEARS - based on Little Red Riding Hood
SHIFTERELLA AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Cinderella
BEAUTY AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Beauty and the Beast
SLEEPING BBW AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Sleeping Beauty
THREE GRIZZLIES GRUFF - based on Three Billy Goats Gruff
RAPUNZEL AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Rapunzel
RUMPLED BEAR SKIN - based on Rumpelstiltskin
BLUE BEAR - based on Bluebeard
THE BEAR PRINCE - based on The Frog Prince/Iron Henry
BEAR IN BOOTS - based on Puss in Boots
THE TWELVE DANCING BEARS SERIES - based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, read in any order! It doesn't matter in which order Grizzly Bear Buns, Polar Bear Buns, Black Bear Buns, Cinnamon Bear Buns, Panda Bear Buns, or Koala Bear Buns are read!

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!! And I bought my own copy already!

This is the 2nd book in this series, but it is still in Sable’s awesome shifter world where you know your mate when your mark glows and changes.  Of course the bear yelling at you may indicate this as well!  This book is for adults only due to the steamy content.  While it isn’t mandatory to read them in order, you will be missing out if you don’t read them in order to know and love all the sassy sisters and Herb.

This is Abby and Clove’s story.  Of course, there is drama and misunderstandings, but it makes it that much better.  I love how they irritate each other, but always come together.  They are like magnets pushing each other away and then one of them reverses to pull them back together.  I like both of them, but Alice is still my fav!

I recommend this book to any HEA fan who loves bear shifters and sassy women!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Cinderella Cook-Off!!!
See my review of Grizzly Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Polar Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Black Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Cinnamon Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Panda Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Koala Bear Buns!!!
See my review of The Little Bear Maid!!!
See my review of The Bear Prince!!!
See my review of Blue Bear!!!
See my review of Rumpled Bear Skin!!!
See my review of Little Red Riding Bears!!!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review @KerrelynSparks - How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks (The Embraced #1)




How to Tame a Beast 
in Seven Days
The Embraced #1
by Kerrelyn Sparks

Goodreads blurb:  Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father's life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage...until he discovers she's vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?


About the Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

Kerrelyn loves hearing from readers, even those who howl at the moon. Letters may be sent to P.O. Box 5512, Katy, TX 77491-5512. If you would like bookmarks and signed bookplates, please mail a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to her P.O. Box, and she will send those items to you.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  And I’m picking up a paperback of it tomorrow!

The cover is a work of art!

This is the first book in a new series, and it is awesome!  This is paranormal romance…my favorite!  There are steamy scenes, so adults only.

I can’t believe it, but this is my first review for Kerrelyn’s work.  I own and have read most of the Love at Stake series, and I even got my mom addicted to her work too!  But it was before I started writing reviews!  I guess I will have to go back and read the series and write reviews because I love her books and her writing style.  She is definitely one of my fav authors!

This book had everything I love in a story!  Adventure, conflict, drama, mystery, magic, and romance that ensured I couldn’t put the book down, I loved every moment!  Luciana is an awesome leading lady and easy to love!  She is strong and kind and will not back down for those she loves!  There are some especially humorous moments with her sister, but I won’t spoil it for you!  Leo is a great match, and I definitely fell in love with his protectiveness and how he is always will to stand up for everyone and fight for them regardless of who they are.  This is a fantastic start to a series that I can’t wait to read more of!

I highly recommend to any paranormal adventure loving reader who wants everything in their books like shifters, gifts, ghosts, fighting, murder, and more!

Interested in reading???






Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Reveal @Month9Books & Giveaway - Summoner Rising by Melanie McFarlane (Laws of Summoning #1)



I am so excited that SUMMONER RISING by Melanie McFarlane releases today and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Malanie McFarlane, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



About The Book:

Title: SUMMONER RISING
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Pub. Date: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300

Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:
Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.

Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life.

As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…

Excerpt:
When we pull up at the front of the house, everything is dark. Katya must be out. I stay quiet as I close the door and walk onto the front porch.

“Don’t be mad,” Tryan says grabbing my hand and pulling me back against his chest. He looks down into my face. “Demons aren’t trustworthy,” he says. “Just remember that.”

I relax my body against his and Tryan leans down and kisses me. His lips are soft and gentle, and I melt against him. The stress of this last month melts away.

A shiver runs through my body and Tryan mistakes it for a chill. “Let’s go inside,” he says, pulling my hand toward the door.

As Tryan grabs the handle, the door creaks open. It’s not locked? He looks back at me with a frown creased across his brow. I push past him into the house.

“Katya?” I call out into the darkness. Nothing. Lights flicker into the kitchen through the open patio doors on the other side of the house.

“Come on,” Tryan says pulling me outside with a finger to his lips. “This way.”

We slowly creep around the side of the house, following the flickering lights to the back yard. Between the tall fence and the wooden siding of the house, we’re sitting ducks. We slow down as we reach the back corner and Tryan grabs my hand.

“Let me go first,” he says. “Please. Trust me.”

I nod and hold back as Tryan passes in front of me. He peers around the corner, then holds up a hand for me to stop as he disappears into the backyard.

I shuffle around the corner, but Tryan is nowhere to be seen. Lights are hanging along the fence to the back of the property, flickering on and off.

“Tryan?” I whisper. No answer. I look back. Where is he?

 “Tryan?” I call out a little louder this time.

About Melanie: 

Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.


She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only.

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Review @ZoeChantebooks - Second Chance Lion by Zoe Chant (Cedar Hill Lions #4)




Second Chance Lion
Cedar Hill Lions #4
by Zoe Chant

Goodreads blurb:  A curvy independent woman + a protective alpha lion + old memories and new beginnings = one heartwarming story of second chance romance!

Faye Furlong never thought she’d return to Cedar Hill after she was forced to leave when she was just sixteen. She's traveled the world, but there’s two things in her hometown that she can't forget: the old house she dreamed of fixing up, and Lincoln Whittaker, the boy who stole her heart. Now she’s back in town to renovate the house. But is she ready to rekindle her romance with Lincoln?

Lincoln Whittaker was born to be alpha of his pride and put duty over love. Though he was too young to be sure that the girl who captured his heart all those years ago was really his mate, he never forgot her. Now he's a single dad with grown sons, and believes that true love long since passed him by. When Faye unexpectedly walks back into his life, he has the second chance he never thought he’d get. But will his overprotective alpha instincts drive her away?

Can Faye let down her guard and give Lincoln a place in her heart? Can Lincoln learn that there's more to life than being the perfect alpha? Will their love get a second chance to bloom?

Second Chance Lion is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW lion shifter romance, fourth in the Cedar Hill Lions series. No cliffhangers!   


About the Author:  Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

Every 100th person to join Zoe's mailing list gets a free book! Could it be you?
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  And I already bought my own copy!

The cover has two amazing looking beasts on the cover, and I’m a cat person!

This is the 4th book in this series!  It is for adults only due to the steamy content.  While it is not mandatory to read the series in order, you will be missing out if you don’t.  The characters and their interactions are much richer when you read the series in order.  This is of course another HEA which Zoe does an amazing job having the perfect formula to grab your attention and keep it until the end.  I definitely couldn’t put it down!

I was happy to see Lincoln get his happily ever after with Faye.  They are both stubborn, independent, and perfect for each other.  They both had their own issues to work through and compromise with each other.  I wonder what will come next with this pride!

I highly recommend this book and series to all the lion shifter fans out there especially if you love HEAs!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Griffin’s Mate
See my review of Tropical Tiger Spy (Book 1)
See my review of Tropical Wounded Wolf (Book 2)
See my review of Lion’s Hunt (Book 1)
See my review of Lion’s Mate (Book 2)
See my review of Lawman Lion (Book 1)
See my review of Guardian Lion (Book 2)
See my review of Rancher Lion (Book 3)
See my review of Panther’s Promise
See my review of Bodyguard Bear (Book 1)
See my review of Defender Dragon (Book 2)
See my review of Protector Panther (Book 3)
See my review of Warrior Wolf (Book 4)
See my review of Private Eye Bear’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Mate
See my review of The Snow Leopard’s Baby
See my review of Firefighter Dragon (Book 1)
See my review of Firefighter Pegasus (Book 2)
See my review of Firefighter Griffin (Book 3)
See my review of The Christmas Dragon's Mate






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review @SableSylvan - The Cinderella Cook-Off by Sable Sylvan (The Feminine Mesquite #1)




The Cinderella
Cook-Off
The Feminine Mesquite #1
by Sable Sylvan

Goodreads blurb:  Bears + BBWs + BBQ + BDSM = Too Hot To Handle!

The last thing that the curvy Quincy sisters expect is to meet their rivals, the Scoville brothers, in the flesh at the reading of their grandfather’s will. What the heck are a bunch of Norwegian billionaires doing at a fair in the middle of Texas? Planning a corporate takeover, of their family’s hot sauce company, The Quincy Sauce Co. These shifters have another thing coming if they think that these BBWs are about to give up their family’s recipes without a fight, and the eldest Quincy and Scoville siblings become arch rivals…with an undeniable primal attraction to one another that they can’t explain.

Hot sauce hotties and ice-cold shifters…

What the heck do a bunch of Nordic polar bear shifters know about running an American hot sauce company? Well…more than meets the eye. With a history tracing back from before the East India Company, all the way to the Silk Road and the Viking Age, these shifters know everything there is to know about the spice trade. What they don’t know is how to woo a mate. That’s right, from the moment that the eldest Scoville brother, Herbert ‘Herb’ Scoville, sees the curvy heir to the Quincy Sauce Company, Alice ‘Allie Penny’ Quincy, he knows that this firebrand is a special woman. Herb loves the hunt, and he’s never failed to catch his prey…but Alice is no ordinary woman. She’s as saucy as her family’s hot sauce, and she’s not going to give up the recipes to the sauces that Herb claims her grandfather stole from his that easily. When Alice suggests a cook-off at the Bright Star County Fair, it’s on. Herb’s got his eye on the prize…and the trophy doesn’t look half bad either.

Just who does this billionaire think he is, turning Alice on like a propane grill…

From the moment Alice sees Herb, she knows he’s everything she doesn’t want in a man. He’s pompous, gets what he wants, how he wants, and he’s competitive to a fault…so why does she feel a link to him that she just can’t ignore? His steely grey eyes remind her of a night filled with masks, ballgowns, ratty sneakers…and neck ties and belts wrapped around her wrists and the bedposts of a certain hotel room, in a certain city, on a certain night that seems to be so far in the past that it might as well be a fairy tale. Herb looks just as good in a custom tailored European suit as he does shirtless, handling a grill with a finesse that nearly rivals hers, but this polar has more than just a hot body to offer. The only thing hotter than their sauces is their banter, but Alice’s heart belongs to another…a shifter whose name she doesn’t even know. Can she learn to let go of her past, or does Fate want her to keep nursing a broken heart? Will Herb take away Alice’s pain…or will he take away her grandfather’s legacy?

Small towns and billionaires don’t mix like tea and lemonade…

These billionaires have never been denied anything before, solving every problem with a credit card or check, but to earn the trust of the curvy and saucy sisters, they’re going to have to earn the love of their small town. Instead of using what’s in their wallets, they’ll have to use what’s in their hearts. Can the Quincy Sisters hot sauce melt their cold Nordic hearts, or will they have to heat them up in the bedroom? These shifters are going to have to learn their lesson the hard way, the hot way, the spicy way...if they have any chance at all of understanding The Feminine Mesquite.

The Feminine Mesquite is a five book series featuring the five curvy Quincy Sisters and the five alpha male polar bear shifters who are the heirs to the Scoville fortune. Can the ten heirs learn to get along, and will they find comfort in each other’s arms...or in each other’s beds? Each book is at least 25,000 words long, comprising a full-length novella. There are no cliffhangers, and every book ends with a guaranteed happily ever after (after all, these are fairy tales). These fairy tale romances feature everything you love from a bear shifter romance. Each book is a standalone, however, there is an overarching story. Don’t fret: if you haven’t read preceding book in the series, a short recap will be included in the first part of each book to get you up to speed...and you’ll want to read all five books because the last book’s epilogue features --, wait, why am I telling you? You’re going to need to read them all and find out for yourself!

Look for all five books in this series on Amazon, all $0.99 or FREE via Kindle Unlimited (KU). “The Cinderella Cook-Off”, “Beauty And The BBQ”, “Spicy Beauty”, “The Matchstick Grill”, and “Little Red Hot Sauce” all have hot sauces and teas for making iced sweet tea that tie into the books, which you will be able to find on www.shopsablesylvan.com


About the Author:  The only thing I love more than reading hot paranormal romances is writing down my fantasies and sharing them with readers like you. My heroes are strong alpha male bear shifters who can be grizzly and gruff at times...but when it comes to their fated mates, they're absolute teddy bears. My curvy heroines are strong, sassy women, which is why the werebear men who love them will do anything for their love.

All my books are $0.99, at least full length novella length, feature an HEA, and are exclusively available on Amazon.com! They are all FREE via Kindle Unlimited!
https://www.amazon.com/Sable-Sylvan/e...

Sign up for my email list and become the first to know about new releases, discounts, and mailing list exclusive freebies: 
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READING ORDER:

All books are standalones, but if you want to read them in my recommended order, read them based on publication date.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEAR SHIFTERS - based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears
LITTLE RED RIDING BEARS - based on Little Red Riding Hood
SHIFTERELLA AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Cinderella
BEAUTY AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Beauty and the Beast
SLEEPING BBW AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Sleeping Beauty
THREE GRIZZLIES GRUFF - based on Three Billy Goats Gruff
RAPUNZEL AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Rapunzel
RUMPLED BEAR SKIN - based on Rumpelstiltskin
BLUE BEAR - based on Bluebeard
THE BEAR PRINCE - based on The Frog Prince/Iron Henry
BEAR IN BOOTS - based on Puss in Boots
THE TWELVE DANCING BEARS SERIES - based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, read in any order! It doesn't matter in which order Grizzly Bear Buns, Polar Bear Buns, Black Bear Buns, Cinnamon Bear Buns, Panda Bear Buns, or Koala Bear Buns are read!

Connect with Sable:

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!! And I bought my own copy already!

This is the first book in a new bear series, BUT it is in the same fabulous world as all of Sable’s bear books.  Bear Buns is even mentioned in this book!  Sable has a unique world with mate marks and how being a mate is confirmed.  Her books are always HEAs, and I’ve been loving the HEAs lately.

Alice is an independent gal who helps in keeping her sisters on the right path.  I love her feisty attitude and sass.  Herb is the same for his brothers.  I didn’t like Herb much at the start, but neither did Alice.  He turned himself around and changed my mind. 

Plenty of sass and spice to entertain all shifter lovers especially if you already love Sable’s shifter world!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Grizzly Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Polar Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Black Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Cinnamon Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Panda Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Koala Bear Buns!!!
See my review of The Little Bear Maid!!!
See my review of The Bear Prince!!!
See my review of Blue Bear!!!
See my review of Rumpled Bear Skin!!!
See my review of Little Red Riding Bears!!!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

EARLY Review @LRWLee - Battle for the Land’s Soul by L.R.W. Lee (Andy Smithson #7)

COMING SOON
May 8th, 2017



Battle for the Land’s Soul
Andy Smithson #7
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  It's clear Abaddon, the evil shape shifting ruler of Hadession, Oomaldee's northern neighbor, must be dealt with if Oomaldee’s citizens are to ever live in peace. But how? What lengths will Andy have to go to in order to wage war against a being whose power stems from evil itself? Will Abaddon plunge the land into darkness or will light triumph?

Battle for the Land's Soul is the seventh and final novel in the Andy Smithson coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring page-turning action and terrifying villains. This truly is the age old struggle of good vs. evil, and the stakes couldn't be higher for the outcome will determine the Land's very future. Don't miss this epic conclusion! 


About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover looks ominous and gets your attention! 

This is the final book in the series, and I’m torn!  I love this series, and I’m not sure I like that there will be no more!  This is a YA series, and it deals with a lot of tough topics and has built in moral dilemmas and lessons.

When I was first introduced to this series, I was told it was for middle school students.  I don’t agree because I think any from middle school on can be pulled into Andy’s world and be better for.  In this crazy world we live in, kids need to see people make mistakes, learn from them, have morals, fight for what they believe in, and see that things are not perfect in any world because bad things happen to us and around us.  I love this book because Andy perseveres and has integrity which are both hard to show young people.  I think if kids don’t see struggle and that anything can be overcome especially together then how will they know.

I couldn’t book this book down!  I loved watching Andy grow in this series.  L.R.W. does a fantastic job bringing this world to life and integrating the morals and pain into the story.  Andy has been dealt many blows, and he struggles with loss.  But he doesn’t sit there and whine about the world being against him or that he can’t do something.  He respects others opinions even if he doesn’t agree, and he allows the people he loves to make their own choices even if he is worried for them.  I wish I were more eloquent to explain how amazing this series really is!

This series will always be one I recommend for its awesome moral compass and how L.R.W. makes the world come alive!  One day I will own this whole set in paperback for my classroom!

Interested in reading???

See my review of Power of the Heir’s Passion (Book 0)
See my review of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book 1)
See my review of Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning (Book 2)
See my review of Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor (Book 3)
See my review of Resurrection of the Phoenix’s Grace (Book 4)
See my review of Vision of the Griffin’s Heart (Book 5)
See my review of Wisdom of the Centaurs' Reason (Book 6)

Interested in reading the Omnibus of Books 1-3

Interest in reading the Omnibus of Books 4 – 6