Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan ~*~ Giveaway ~*~

Title:  Blaze of Secrets
Author:  Jessie Donovan
Series:  Asylums for Magical Threats #1
Published:  September 2nd 2013 by Laura\Hoak-Kagey 
(first published August 31st 2013)
Page Count:  356
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

To avoid persecution, the Feiru will do anything to keep their elemental magic a secret from humans—even lock away their children for life. Few know what goes on inside the prison system for magic users, but that is about to change…

Kiarra Melini overhears the dangerous secrets of her blood and decides that if Feiru elemental magic is to survive, she needs to die. But before she can finish the deed, a handsome black-clad man kidnaps her from prison and introduces her to an anti-prison activist group. As the prison retrieval squad hunts for her, Kiarra must overcome the demons of her past or risk losing not only her newfound freedom, but also the man who reawakens her desires and captures her heart.

Jaxton Ward finally rescues his older brother from prison, but instead of helping with his brother’s recovery, he’s ordered to train Kiarra—a stubborn elemental fire user who claims her magic is gone. But just as Kiarra starts trusting him with her secrets, the prison enforcers catch up with them. Now Jaxton must find a way to keep his family safe while also protecting the only woman able to ignite both his temper and his passion.

My Review:

My first thoughts on this one? Thrillingly unique. Donovan has created a world completely of her own and runs with it. New races and political structures are presented that are so real and well developed that you can’t help but believe in them. I love the background and political information that Donovan works into her brilliant novel. It’s all there and in an informative yet captivating manner. She doesn’t stop the forward flow of the story to provide a narrative, but rather works the details into the storyline itself. Her fact paced and upbeat writing style draws you in while her solid storyline keeps you hooked. Everything combines together to create something that is simultaneously emotional and suspenseful.

The characters in this novel were completely off the hook! The main characters were both fully developed individuals that you could easily identify with. I love how they meshed together while still contrasting with and sparking against each other. It was brilliant. And the fact that the male lead has a bit of a paranormal 007 feel to him didn’t hurt either. The supporting cast was also quite intriguing. Each character is developed as a character that could stand alone in their own story.

Overall, this novel was exciting and intense. It was a brilliant first novel for Donovan and I can’t wait to read more from this talented author. .

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And now, enter to win an ecopy of Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan.
mobi, epub, & pdf formats are available.
Entries are open internationally.
Entries close @ 11:59pm Dec 7/13.
The winner will be notified Dec 8/13.
The winner will have 72h to claim their prize.

28 comments:

  1. First I have to say that I thought I followed you through my email but when I checked discovered I was wrong so am going to become a follower under my other name through google as ladybirdrobi. As to how much do i love shifters well those are the only books I look for and preferably m/f or m/f/m.

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  2. Thank you for such a brilliant book giveaway! I do enjoy reading books of this genre & shifter romance. 'Blaze of secrets' sounds like a really good read, and i am interested to find out more about the characters. x

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  3. I love all kinds of shifter and other paranormal romance. Thanks for such a great giveaway. I have been following you by email for some time now, and you have some great reviews. Keep up the good work.

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  4. I'd be excited to read this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  5. I absolutely love shifter romances!! Well any kind of paranormal romances are my always go-to favorite. :)

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  6. Shifter books are my goto books to purchase. Of course I read lots others.

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  7. I haven't read a lot of Shifter books but this one sounds really good. I love so many different genres that it gets hard to keep up with most of the time.. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)

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  8. I am a huge fan of Shifter romances! Anything paranormal I can get my hands on.

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  9. This is my first foray into shifter romance, but I am always willing to try something new when it sounds as good as this book does!! :)

    (signed up as Amber M)

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway! I really love all types of shifter stories, especially with romance. Your book looks awesome!

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  11. I love shifter romance as well as any other paranormal romance. I love living in this type of fantasy world.

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  12. I love shifter romance. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. It depends what they're shifting in to! I like unique shifters, not animal-shifters so much. The shifters need to be monsters for me to buy in to it.

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  14. I look forward to reading this exciting and unique story by Jonel.

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  15. i look forward to reading story by Jonel

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  16. Thank You! I Love story-lines that are different, not boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, etc, etc, lol!

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  17. I've read quite a few, Nalini Singh's being my all time favourite series (Psy/Changeling).

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  18. *waves* I love reading romance of any kind, shifters are just gravy. :-D

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  19. I would love to read a book of Shifter romance

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  20. That's the only kind of romance I like. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Hmmm.. I like all sorts of genres and this is one of them xD This book totally sounds interesting :) Can't wait to read it. Oh, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Thank u for this chance. I love all tyoes of book so I would enjoy read a book about shifter romance.

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  23. Thank you for this giveaway! Blaze of Secrets sounds amazing!!

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