Hello everyone! Today I have a special spotlight for you guys. It’s a fun one and the author was so nice to offer me a copy to review! Let me show you some goodies!
Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.
Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.
When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?
So the story starts out with Brock, who is an Elf, who is getting married to another elf, and life is pretty good. But his human curiosities turn into his biggest mistake. This story is one of those where when you have something bad happen to you, you shouldn’t give up everything, because sometimes it’s to give you something better than what you would have had before. This is the case. Brock gets cursed when he helps a “human” in distress, who is actually a vampire, who literally takes Brock’s entire life away. And then there’s the twist. This is going to make the whole story worth while because not all is as it seems. 🙂
Brock is a character that’s torn. He was raised in elf culture, which is kinda anti-human. And when his vampire incident happens, not only is he kicked out of his home with the Elves, he’s also the only thing that will save his entire race, as well as maybe keep that race from killing him and everyone who knows him. He’s so mad at his curiosity that got him in this mess, but he’s also a little more prepared for his journey in the human world than someone else would have been. He has to find “THE” witch who will have the power to get rid of the curse, on him and his race. Ummm, I don’t think he expected to be attracted to said witch LOL
Celeste is a little spitfire. I loved her! She is not what you expect from a woman in that culture, which was awesome. She’s not broken, regardless of the terrible things she’s endured. She’s amazing, and her horse is totally fantastic! She was tortured and locked up by the crazy monks who are torturing and killing folk who don’t fall into their “approved” categories. Those monks made me so mad, but Celeste still keeps going. She strong, she’s beautiful, she’s resourceful as all get out, and to top it off, she’s got a sense of humor.
The writing is very good, especially since it’s a female author writing in a male first person POV. That’s a hard thing to do. I didn’t have any second guesses that the author had any missteps. This story has mystery, paranormal, romance, crazy bad guys, amazing good guys, and some pretty interesting guys in between. I definitely enjoyed it and it was a very fun page turner. I like when things aren’t predictable, and that little curse and prophecy, HEH, totally blew my mind when I finally understood what it meant. VERY COOL! And it made the plot twist all that much more interesting. A wonderful 4.5 PAWS from me!
About the Author:
Andrea R. Cooper
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.
She loves this quote from Robert Frost, which sums up her opinion on allowing the characters their freedom: “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
― Robert Frost
Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.
She is excited to work with Crimson Romance on her forthcoming debut paranormal romance, The Garnet Dagger. Everyone knows what happens when a vampire bites a human…but what if the victim is Elvin?
Viking Fire is a forthcoming historical romance set in Ireland during the Dark Ages. What if you were engaged to marry your enemy-a Viking?
She hopes you will enjoy the stories as much as she did writing them.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.
Even if she has to fight for it.