Order of the Blade, Book 1,
Stephanie Rowe, March 2012Greetings to you on this beautiful Tuesday. It's not my usual day but the girls have always come to my aid when I was sick or needed someone to fill in for me on my blog day so today it's my turn to return the favor. Especially since I went to the library last evening and picked up Inheritance. It's a massive book and will take awhile to get thru so I may be calling in a favor in the next couple of weeks myself. Not to mention it's summer and I sometimes get side tracked with all the fun activities and get behind on my reading. This is what I read by the pool this week........
Darkness Awakened by Stephanie Rowe
The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete.
Quinn Masters will stop at nothing to rescue his rogue teammate. To save his blood brother and ensure his brand of justice triumphs, Quinn will break every rule of his kind and partner with the sensuous, courageous woman destined to be his ultimate destruction.
Haunted by a brutal past, Illusionist Grace Matthews will risk everything to save her kidnapped sister, including putting her life in the sinfully capable hands of an immortal warrior whose ravaging kisses and intense passion propel her ruthlessly toward a fateful destiny she can't afford to believe in.
Ok, I know that I said I was done with the ink after the extremely painful tattoo (which I love by the way, thanks Dave) that I had done in April but if I had the opportunity to have tattoos on my forearm that flash onto weapons at my command I'd be all over that (I would have double headed axes in case you were wondering). I very much enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the others. I was very intrigued by the Illusionists. They have interesting talents and I found the fact that they can hurt themselves with their own illusions was kinda creepy. I would have done burnt myself up along time ago if I had that skill. LOL The powder that is unique to each that is left after an illusion was cool too. I think mine would be pink and sparkly. I recommend taking this series on vacation with you. They are the perfect length and they have a great story.
RATING: I give this book 4 chocolate dipped strawberries and several changes of clothes for Grace. Poor woman spent the majority of the book wet and muddy. PEACE
This book was given to us by the author for an unbiased review. Many thanks.
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About the Author:
Four-time RITA® Award nominee and Golden Heart® Award winner Stephanie Rowe is a nationally bestselling author of more than twenty books. She writes romance (paranormal, suspense and contemporary), as well as teen, pre-teen and motivational nonfiction. A life-long reader, she began crafting stories at age ten, but didn't realize it was her dream until she was an adult.
Once the light dawned, she immediately left behind "work" as the world defines it and went to "work" as she defines it, which means getting up every morning with a smile in her heart so she can spend the day doing that which makes her spirit sing.
Stephanie believes in learning to listen to your heart in order to figure out what your dreams are, and then opening yourself to the inspiration that will direct you there. She believes we all deserve the right to enjoy life, and for the ride to be as easy as we want it to be, and that we all should accept nothing less than making our dreams come true.
Stephanie lives in New England, and spends every day doing her best to fill it with people, observations and activities that uplift her soul, which include writing, tennis, friends, and her amazing family