Saturday, May 3, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Falling Light

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison is the pen name for Teddy Harrison. Thea has traveled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. Now she resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.

She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She experienced waitressing as a teenager, has worked as an activist for a non-profit consumer rights organization, has been a receptionist, an office manager, a penniless graduate student, a director of development and research, and a single mom. Her graduate degrees are in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, but her first love has always been writing fiction.

Her paranormal Elder Races series began May 3, 2011 with Dragon Bound, which won RT Book Review’s Book of the Year Award, and the Romance Writer’s of America RITA in the paranormal romance category.

All five of her full length novels in the Elder Races series have won Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Book two in the series, Storm’s Heart, and book four, Oracle’s Moon, hit the USA Today bestseller’s list, while book three, Serpent’s Kiss, hit the New York Times extended bestseller list. Her fifth book, Lord’s Fall, hit both the USA Today and the New York Times extended lists.

She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.
Connect with Thea online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Falling Light

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Having finally reunited, and fought off The Deceiver for now, Mary and Michael race up the Michigan peninsula to meet Astra before police forces catch up with them. But the closer they get, the less Mary is willing to trust a woman who by her own admission will do anything to finish The Deceiver – even if it means killing Michael and Mary to try again in another life. As they face their final battle unsure if they can trust either side, Michael’s loyalties are tested, making him vulnerable just when Mary needs him most.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

This is the second book in Thea Harrison's Game of Darkness series and concludes the journey of Mary and Michael that began in the previous book Rising Darkness. Fans of her Elder Races books will find this to be completely different to her other paranormal books as this time she brings aliens to her readers attention. Readers would definitely benefit from reading these books in order.

Six thousand years ago an evil and murderous being escaped from prison seeking more power and destruction. He was followed to Earth by a handful of those who hoped to prevent him but they paid an enormous price. In order to journey to Earth they would forever remain here and continue to be reborn until their job was done. A noble sacrifice that has not always had a happy outcome and now just three remain to battle the one they know as The Deceiver.

Mary has only recently discovered her true identity as one of those who gave up their own lives millennia ago to recapture The Deceiver. She is falling passionately in love with Michael who is without doubt her soulmate but learning to trust someone who she has little memory of is proving difficult. Having survived a recent attack by The Deciever who had used his power to quite literally body snatch her ex husbands body Mary is bewildered and unsure of her place in everything that's happening around her. 

Michael has no such doubts as he has spent lifetimes waiting for his soulmate to be reborn. His searching had seemed endless and yet now here she is and he's not going to let anything come between them again. Their only other ally is Astra but Michael isn't truly sure if she can be completely trusted. Like him Astra has been searching for thousands of years to recapture The Deceiver but she carries a dark secret that could destroy them all.
As Mary and Michael journey further north they have become targets of those enslaved by the Deceiver and struggle to remain undetected but they can't hide forever and their showdown is closer then they think !

A much darker tale then the authors Elder Races stories and even though it has romance present this isn't the normal paranormal romance that Ms Harrison writes.It's a book that allows the reader to spend lots of time in the characters thoughts as although it contains action scenes there is a lot of information shared with the reader. As Mary discovers her past so do we but that could make the pace a little slow for some readers. Strong world building but not really a traditional paranormal romance to me. Interesting characters and the use of psychic connections helped bring the story to life . Loving the use of natural energy and spirits and found it original and well written.

Falling Light

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