Fantasy Romance??, Urban Fantasy
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Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.
Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia’s laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.
Prince Syrus, a mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he’s ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn’t matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.
Sex:1 This book is cataloged as a fantasy romance. I feel its more Urban Fantasy than romance. There is an ongoing plot, mystery must be solved, several plot interwoven throughout the main characters and a serious plot twist and cliff hanger. If I have learned anything from reading Karen Marie Moning, is that plots are abound and cliff hangers are a must in UF. I did have a problem with all the sexual tension and frustration but that was before I realized I thought it had to be in the wrong genre.
Plot: 4 Well thought out and planned. NO left over dingle berries as I like to call them. I hate having more information in a book about a person or event that has nothing to do with the storyline. I feel that is useless information and will confuse the reader.
Overall Enjoyment: 4 I enjoyed the plot and premise of the book. I was angry and excited by the time I finished this book. Ms. Jayne knows how leave you wanting more. At the very end, the “Oh Shit!” moment was a pretty nice twist.
Forest Fire Book 2 in The Legends of Regia series available now from Amazon.