Magic In The Stormby Meredith Bond
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"...A character-driven romance with a good dose of magic and adventure thrown into the mix ...[with] a genuinely involving romance between two charismatic characters. Magic in the Storm is highly recommended for its inventive plot, strong characterization and excellent writing style. ... If you're a fan of paranormal or historical romances, Magic in the Storm is definitely worth checking out; and if you're not a fan of these genres, it might be worth giving the book a try anyway. It might just convert you..." David Wendt, IndieBookSpot.com
"This book should be put on people's to be read list. It's a fantastic paranormal
read and if you aren't fan of historical, ignore it for this book please. It was pleasure to read this book, it's a true paranormal romance book... this
book is perfect example of what a paranormal romance should [be]." Booked Up
Destined for power...
Prophecy foretold the coming of one who would be the most powerful of the Vallen, destined to renew their magical energies. Born male, instead of the anticipated female, Morgan Vallentyn is outcast from birth, banished to the forest by his vengeful mother. His magic weakened, and caged by unknown forces, one goal drives Morgan: if he can't harness his powers by his birthday, another will take his destined place.
Bound by convention...
Adriana Hayden paints with rare passion and vision. But Regency England is no place for such an unconventional woman. Fleeing from a proposed marriage arranged by her domineering guardian, Adriana escapes to the forest and into the arms of a mysterious man with strange powers. A man who unleashes forces she never suspected existed.
A coming storm...
As the summer solstice approaches, the electricity crackling between Morgan and Adrian is only a prelude to the building tempest crackling across the skies. There's magic in the storm they create together, but to fulfill their destinies, each must find the key to unlock the powers in the other and claim the most powerful magic of all.
Please note that while the first two books in the Storm Series are "sweet", this book is not.
The Storm Series:
STORM ON THE HORIZON
BRIDGING THE STORM
MAGIC IN THE STORM
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Meet the Author
Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published paranormal romances. Her paranormal romances include Magic In The Storm, Storm on the Horizon, and the short story “In A Beginning”. Her traditional Regencies include The Merry Men Quartet of which An Exotic Heir was republished in March, 2013. Meredith also teaches writing. If you want a taste of her class in book form, Chapter One is available at your favorite e-retailer. Want to know more? Come visit Meredith at her website, www.meredithbond.com or chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/meredithbondauthor) or Twitter (@merrybond).
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(I was given this book for free by the author on a read-to-review basis) The year is 1815, and Adriana lives with her cousin – Lord Devaux, following her parents death when she was only six. Now a young lady, Lord Devaux has her plan and host his parties, which he throws to further his political career. Adriana dislikes Lord Devaux because he allows her no freedom. Her passion in life is her painting which she has done since the death of her parents, and she plans to sell her work, and hopefully earn enough money for her to leave Lord Devaux, and take her good friend Henrietta (her nanny) with her as well. Now though, Lord Devaux has other plans for Adriana. He plans to marry her off to Lord Vallentyn; a wealthy man, whose mother is trying to get him into politics. Adriana is not happy with this arrangement, and refuses Lord Vallentyn’s proposal. This is unacceptable for Lord Devaux though, and the pair go to the Vallentyn’s estate in the country, to give Vallentyn a chance to woo Adriana, even though he too is being forced into the marriage. A few days later whilst horse riding on Vallentyn’s estate, Adriana gets caught in a storm, and a tree falls on her, breaking her leg and pinning her. A man comes to her aid, and although she can’t believe what is happening, he lifts the fallen tree from her leg, places his hands on the break, and heals her broken bone. Against his better judgment, he tells her that his name is Morgan, then sends her home before she can become injured again in the storm. I really enjoyed this book. Adriana and Morgan were just so right together, and their blossoming romance was really sweet. The threat that Lady Vallentyn posed was very real, and even though she had magical powers was still relatable – who doesn’t have problems with either their mother or mother in law meddling?! Although the novel was set in 1815, I actually kept forgetting that! It wasn’t historical-boring, but more just that that was the time the story took place in and it made sense. The pace was just right, and kept you interested, leaving you guessing as to what Lady Vallentyn’s next move would be, and hoping that Adriana and Morgan would somehow find their way back to each other. This novel is a true paranormal romance that doesn’t involve the normal vampires/werewolves etc., which sets it apart and is a refreshing change. It is very well written and entertaining, and is definitely up there and on par with the works of people like Christine Feehan! Well done Meredith Bond and thanks so much for such a great read! 8 out of 10.
As a woman all for equality, I found it refreshing to read a story where the villain was actually a woman. I can't say that I understood how a woman could treat her own son the way Lady Vallentyne treated Morgan. I mean who would treat their own child that way? But it was different. And of course different is not necessarily bad. That being said, I loved our hero. Regardless of how he had been treated his entire life by the one person who is supposed to love him above all (his own mother, in case you missed it), Morgan grows up to be a kindhearted, gentle man. Having been locked away, not allowed any freedom or off the family estate, with only the wild animals of the forest as company (and occassional visits from his cousin), it is no wonder that he is completely oblivious to any danger or evil in the world. Bond creates a character that you both cheer for and want to just take home and take care of so nothing bad will ever happen to him. An admirable feat considering most novels portray the hero as strong and larger than life, as if they have no weaknesses. Morgan endears himself to the reader as he tries to find his way and his place within the magical society he was born in to and win the woman he has grown to love. Ms. Bond is to be commended in creating a world that draws you in and characters that make you care as to their outcome. A definite Must Read for lovers of paranormal romances.