Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Review @OpheliaDragons - Clawed by Ophelia Bell (Black Mountain Bears #1)

Black Mountain Bears #1
by Ophelia Bell

Goodreads blurb:  Gaia save the Queen…

Emma Stonetree’s father is missing. Worse yet, her uncle’s gone too, leaving her and her two cousins, Jasper and Jade, floundering for an explanation.

All Emma can think of are their fathers’ stories—tall tales of magic, mystery, and a whole host of shifter races. Stories she might not have believed, if not for her own research into the matter—research that hardly prepares her for the trials of magic she and her cousins will endure as they set off that Midwinter’s night to discover their roots.

Nor does it prepare her for what she finds on the other side of the mystical portal her father disappeared into: the ursa, a fertility-focused race of bear shifters, with customs that defy her human sensibilities. Except she swiftly learns she isn’t really human either, and once inside the ursa Sanctuary, she is just as bound by their laws as the earth is bound by the seasons.

Emma must make a choice: accept her legacy as the heir to the ursa matriarchy, accept the love she finds with a pair of fertile ursa males, or reject her passion and retreat to her safe, mundane life, never to return to the realm she was meant to inherit—and the men that come as a package deal. 

About the Author:  Ophelia Bell writes about sex. She doesn’t write sex to arouse others, though that is a happy side effect. She writes sex for the very specific and personal reason of experiencing those things that tie her to the earth, that keep her grounded. It might seem counterintuitive – that sex elevates us (at least if it’s enjoyable) because of all the analogies to flying away we see in erotic writing, but Ophelia thinks Milan Kundera asked the right questions:
“The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?” – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

I like the theme that goes with all the sets in this collection.

This is the first in the shifter trilogy of novella length books, and this is my first time reading Ophelia Bell though I do own lots of her books…I just haven’t had a chance to read them yet.  Yes I’m a book addict :)  I really like the idea of the world she has created.  There is definitely lots going on, and it is for adults only due to the steamy scenes involving 3 people.  I did find myself not as connected into the story as I would have liked, but I think this is just do to this being the first book and this tends to happen to me.  I think this series will continue to get better.  I can’t wait to see what happens with Emma’s cousins.

I recommend this book to bear shifter fans who want a new unique world to immerse themselves in :)

Interested in reading???

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