Monthly Archives: October 2014

Adventure on the Seas!

Hello! Hope you all liked my last post (even if it was a little late, lol.) This week I’m on time again! lol. It helps that I recently finished one of THE most incredible stories I have ever read. Hands down, this is probably going to be one of my all time favorites. Ever. At least top ten, if not top five. Oh, dash it, I think this just might be a contender for the top spot. Seriously, this one is AMAZING. What book am I talking about? Why, none other than the newest work from the creative genius of MaryLu Tyndall: Tears of the Sea. I have been so blessed to be given the opportunity to read this wonderful story early, and that’s putting it mildly.

This is one of the best Fantasy stories I have ever read, and ‘fantasy’ is one of my favorite genres along with historical. This book is full of adventure and romance. Diverting from her traditional historically accurate tales, she no less has done wonderful research for this just as wonderful story. The adventure is thrilling, even while it tugs at your heart. The action scenes are so well written, they carry you along at the edge of your seat, the excitement of the fights make you feel like you’re almost in the middle of it. And I love how much she researched mermaid lore in making her characters, putting her unique spin on a classic.

Speaking of mermaids, I couldn’t help but feel for Perdita. She is such a naïve character, but an understandable one. You want to root for her, even when she’s not exactly thinking clearly. She’s a character that you want to see win, that you want to see have what she dreamed of. And Savion is your typical heart-throb of a sea-faring Captain met with dreamy Prince Charming. He has a heart of gold met with the extraordinary skills of a superhero. He’s intelligent, but sometimes clueless, just like Perdita, and watching them together is both adorable and comical. I love their romance, how they fall in love, how they realize they’re in love, but more I love the message of love in the story. This book is all about love in its truest form, what it is and isn’t. I love how MaryLu’s unafraid to show how lust and desire for another is not the same as truly loving someone, and especially in this age it’s refreshing to see a message so clear about that.

This is a beautiful story about the power of love, and the strength of a woman, written in the way of a Fairy tale. Fans of fantasy and fairy tales, and especially strong heroines and courageous heroes, will love this book. So seriously, you should pre-order it, or at least buy it when it comes out. Currently, pre-orders are only for the Kindle, but soon there’ll be a paperback edition as well. And don’t forget to check out her website, where you can find what she’s working on, what’s coming up next, writing tips, and little detailed back-story info on her characters. Also, feel free to follow her on Twitter, and join her Fan Club on Facebook, where you can meet other readers who also love her work. I really hope you’ll take the time to get this book as it is a truly wonderful read.

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Secrets Revealed

Hello everyone! Sorry for the silence the past month. It just seemed like something else was coming up every week, including errors in the blog website. Anyways, hoping that I can get this back up and running without too many breaks. This week it’s going to be a return to a fairly recent series that I love: Phantom Knights. I did an earlier post about the first two books in this series, and this third one, Secrets in Savannah, both reveals so much more and asks many more questions.

Amalie Vantana has created a wonderful world set in the years after America’s War of 1812. There is so much intrigue as we follow the lives of the Phantoms, a group of spies first dedicated to helping America win the war, and now dedicated to fight a war they have barely begun to understand. This story especially follows the paths of Jack and Guinevere while they begin to learn to trust each other, and to understand exactly what they have gotten into. Jack is such a strong man, the kind of knight in shining armor archetype that makes you just want to swoon in his love and devotion. He is strong, courageous, and you don’t want to hurt those he loves. Guinevere is just as strong, and don’t ever underestimate her. She is probably one of the best fighters you will ever run across, but she hides a big heart underneath that, and several secrets. This story was so amazing because so many questions have been answered, but it opened up so many more. I loved watching Jack and Guinevere finally admit to their feelings, and learn to trust others. The suspense is wonderful, I was sitting at the edge of my seat waiting to see what comes next. I love the action sequences. They are so detailed, and fast paced, and I love the unique ways each character fights. The story keeps becoming more complex, and more intriguing the further it goes, and I for one cannot wait to read the next book.

I have to say, not to spoil anything, but there are some wonderful twists and turns, and completely unique surprises that had me going ‘What? No way!’ This is an amazing book, and a wonderful continuation of the Phantom series. You can get it for your Kindle or NOOK, and check out Amalie Vantana’s website, and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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