Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stolen Moon Reviews and Giveaways!



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Stolen Moon (Light Chronicles #2)

Stolen Moon by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
(Light Chronicles #2) 

Publication date: August 19th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Katarina ~ a Royal Knight bound by honor and duty who steals a powerful relic from a sorcerer in a desperate attempt to save her kingdom from the clutches of a madman.
Ethan ~ a mercenary leader trapped between his growing attraction to Katarina and his responsibility to protect his friends from the evil pursuing her.
Zebulon ~ a malicious sorcerer waging war as though it’s a game, caring nothing for the lives he destroys in his quest for power.
Drawn together by a moonstone medallion—an indestructible relic with immense magical power.
Katarina steals the medallion from Zebulon and flees in the dead of night. Together with Ethan and his mercenaries, she struggles to stay one step ahead of the sorcerer and his minions in a race against time to save her homeland. Fierce battles, ravenous monsters, and bloodthirsty brigands—those are no surprise. But Katarina never dreamed her greatest obstacle could be falling in love.

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My Review

Ok, so I am biased because I totally fell in love with book one. And yes, this one is great too, but I miss Ashlyn and Zane :) LOL Now with that said, you can read this one without reading book one. Everything you need is done perfectly that you won't miss anything. Not that I don't think you should read book one. LOL Anyways. This one follows Kat who is now trying to find the missing relic. Her journey is no less than Ashlyn's was, maybe worse considering. But Kat meets some mercenaries along the way and she makes friends, especially Ethan. They need to find this relic to stop Zebulon. 

I must say, yes there is romance, and I actually like the romance parts, they are sweet, and honest, and yet still clean, as made for young adults, but not so much that an adult would fell like they skipped over everything.  But with that said I still enjoyed Kat and Ethan's relationship. And the characters are well developed and you'll love both Ethan and Kat. And you'll love to hate Zebulon. 

The world building is still so awesome to me. So many fun things to see and learn about. And the writing is great! And there's still action but I found just a little bit more in the first. But this book is no less than first.The plot is thickening because things must change for their world.  I have come to love this series and this writer for the adventures she takes me on. I look forward to so much more. 5 MAGICAL PAWS!! 





Shadow Fire (Light Chronicles, #1)

Shadow Fire (The Light Chronicles #1)

Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power? 
My Review

I loved this one. It's a fast paced action packed fantastic world building fantasy with some romance thrown in there too. I gotta say I loved the characters, but I totally loved the world building with all of the different supernatural beings in there. Magic, shiftersm mercenaries, secrets, betrayals, death. I mean, it's a great start to a fantastic new series! 

Ashlyn must sacrifice herself to save her community. Every few years, a girl who is pure must journey a long way from home to try to stop an evil sorcerer's reign of terror. He can use magic, and he does, horribly, while no one else can. She's brave, because she doesn't want to die, to leave her family, but she must, because she has younger sisters, and she would never want them to go through this. Plus, she has lost friends who've had to go on this journey, but they never come home alive. She expects to go alone, but someone who believes in her has paid a mercenary to join her for protection. Zane. Oh Boy. But anyways, thank goodness because they save each other's lives more than once. And they also get to fall in love. Ashlyn is a fantastic character. I loved her and I really do hope to see more of her in the future books. 

Zane is a mercenary who's traveled all over and can do a little magic. He hides his magic, but he's got a very rough past, so he has his reasons. And yet, he uses them for Ashlyn, and even teaches her a little. Zane falls hard for Ashlyn but he doesn't think they can be because of their circumstances. Then he trows caution out the window because this is a life or death journey, and if they survive, they have each other to fight for. 

Dude, the scary creatures, like the easter bunny mutant, yeah, like total epic, and the monster plants. I really don't wanna give too much away but the scenes are just great. And the plot, well there's a great build up with no cliff hanger so you'll be glad for that. I quite enjoyed this one and I look forward to jumping into book two ASAP! 5 MAGICAL PAWS... and could I maybe get a pet wolf, pretty pretty please, because he is my most favorite character of all. Even his name, Shadow, fits perfectly into his being! 


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AUTHOR BIO

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.

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