Author: Lynn Rush
Genre: Paranormal ~ New Adult
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Release Date: Expected May 2012
I'd like to thank the publisher for supplying me with an e-copy of this book.
Favorite Passage/Line: I held her close. Soft lips moved against mine, gently exploring, tasting.
Description: The voice is a powerful thing…
Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.
He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.
MY SPLATS: action-packed from the onset ~ a story of trust, hope, and inner discovery mingled with twists and otherworldly turns.
The opening scene immediately pulled me into the story. I was there with the characters, feeling and wondering. From a writer's perspective, it's right where a story should start. As the story moved forward, I found myself anticipating the possible roads the story might take. The writer truly engaged my imagination. At some points, the story rolled so quickly that I merely had to keep reading. With saying that, there were much needed breaks in that flow - a breather for the reader to consider what was just read about the characters. This made me wonder even more. ~Great hooking tacit!~
The writing was fluent and structured in an easy-to-follow manner. Word choices were appropriate and clever, adding spice to the paranormal feel. The romantic interaction between any characters was tasteful, sweet, and age-appropriate. I also felt an underlining maturity to those relationships or budding relationships. It was a refreshing change from some of the works I've read recently.
Plot and arc twists were also fresh and intriguing. Corners masked characters' true intentions at every turn, pinning good verse evil but in a unique way. Without giving any spoilers, there were issues of a mysterious handicap which intertwined with a new threat as the story progressed. This was a nice ingredient. I could tell you where this apparent handicap took the story, but it'd be more fun if you read it for yourself!
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