Warriors of the Cross (Warrior, #1) [NOOK Book]

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Allison La Crosse, beginning a challenging family medicine residency, leaves the protection of her family. With the transfer, her worst nightmares come true. Her closely guarded mystical talents – those which seldom appeared before the move – unleash themselves from her confinement and reveal their presence with very little provocation.
Allison’s most terrifying power is her compulsion to cure the dying with her touch. Given her career, this gift would be valuable if she were ...

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Warriors of the Cross (Warrior, #1)

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Overview

Allison La Crosse, beginning a challenging family medicine residency, leaves the protection of her family. With the transfer, her worst nightmares come true. Her closely guarded mystical talents – those which seldom appeared before the move – unleash themselves from her confinement and reveal their presence with very little provocation.
Allison’s most terrifying power is her compulsion to cure the dying with her touch. Given her career, this gift would be valuable if she were not drawn like a magnet to the ailing person's every symptom. Some of which are fatal.
At the hospital and surrounded by life-and-death emergencies, Allison’s inability to manage her impulse turns deadly. When it does, her mentor, Brody, rescues her from her own demise. His resuscitation ignites an exciting and tempestuous bond between them.
Desperate for a cure, they join forces and embark upon a journey to uncover the origins of Allison’s lethal curse. In the midst of their adventure, Allison exposes a secret pursued by many…known by few.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011339097
  • Publisher: T. R. Graves
  • Publication date: 2/26/2011
  • Series: Warrior , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 854,138
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

T. R. Graves, the author of The Warrior Series and The Secrets Series, is a 2012 NaNoWriMo Winner. She lives along the Texas coast with her husband. Together, they raise T. R.'s beta reading daughter and their football-loving son. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, she counts her career as a registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals high on her list of fulfilling accomplishments.
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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Wonderful!

    I read this book pretty recently and loved it. I would recommend it to anyone. Its such a fasinating read with all the chaos the main character goes through from her relationships with brody and her family to her destiny to become a healer. The ending was so intruiging, it kept me glued to the page.

    MUST READ!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Really enjoyable

    Warriors of the Cross has a little something for everyone. There's romance, mystery, suspense, supernatural, and a bit of Christian theology thrown in for good measure. The story flows fairly smoothly, though there are areas where it seems to drag some; but not enough for me to want to stop reading.

    The characters were mostly written well. It was easy to see Allison mature as she went through all the strange incidents happening to her. I would have preferred Clark and Brody to be more well-rounded, I think maybe in trying to keep the mystery around them, they fell a little flat at times. However, I adored the sisters and wished they would have been around more!

    The suspense is kept drawn tight throughout the storyline, I had to keep reading because I needed to know where Allison got her gifts and how she was going to fight off the evil! Overall, I really enjoyed the book and will be looking forward to the next two books in the series.

    *Disclaimer: I received this book from the author through Goodreads. I was not required to write a positive review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

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    Very interesting

    This book is about Allison and how she discovers her extraordinary gift, while falling in love along the way. It is a good story with interesting plot. It would be nice if Allison could take care of herself more instead of being saved.However, this is not a stand alone book, throughout the 800 plus pages there is no conclusion.The end leaves you hanging so be prepared to buy the sequal. In referance to the other reviews that say this is not really a Christian book or that it majorly is, I disagree with both. This is a Christian book, but not overly so. The main character prays and referances the Bible throughout the book. Also, the conflict between light and dark is symbolic for good vs. evil. Basicly this is a fascinating Christian book that is safe for most readers so long as you don't mind some kissing, that is not overly graphic. Signed, Liz

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2011

    Now One of My All Time Favorites

    This is a unique story with interesting characters you can't help but love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    Wow

    Bring on book 2

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Awesome New Fresh Paranormal Romance Book

    If you are looking for a fresh paranormal romance thriller, Warriors of the Cross delivers. I found the summary of this book to be intriquing. Allison La Crosse is a resident doctor who was born and raised in a big family full of love in LA. She gets her residency at a University Hospital in Galveston, TX and moves there by finding a room to rent sight unseen. When she arrives she meets Clark her landlord who is a medical malpractice lawyer and has an instant connection with him. Clark is makes Allie feel as though she has known him her whole life and they fall into an instant friendship. At her residency, she has the stereotypical mean girls and one very hot chief resident, Brody. Allie met Brody as he stormed out of Clark's just as she arrived in Galveston. Brody is extremely attractive and sets Allie afire with intense looks and alternatingly avoiding her.

    Besides the Romance, there are many layers to this fresh plot. It takes place in a hospital and there are medical patients and cases coming going like a really good episode of ER. The descriptions are both realistic and enthralling. It really reads well and I didn't want to put it down. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about the characters and plot. There begins to be a mysteriousness surrounding Allie's dreams and strange healing abilities. She seems to take on the patient's symptoms and therefore suffers with each healing. Brody helps her through and Clark is the ever present friend. There are several clues about the real struggle than is the underlying plot of good and evil going on such as shadows, pulsing bright radiant light, and ornate crosses. This book is so good I refuse to ruin it with any other spoilers about the plots. For me this is one of those books that once your find out the secrets it is so illuminating that you want to go back and re-read the book to see it from an enlightened prospective. I can wait to read the next book. I can only hope it won't be too long of a wait. For a limited time, this is a free book on Kindle and definitely worth putting on your to read list. You will not be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Realistic Story Where Fantasy Feel Like It Could Happen

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone (including young adult readers). It's the perfect mix of reality, fantasy, love, and terror. BEAUTIFUL!

    I can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    the story is solid, supported by its strong team of characters...

    For a starter, this book I must say was a bit boring in terms of progression, yet it drew me in from the very beginning as well. Perhaps I was expecting too much from the obviously first book in this series that I failed to fully enjoy its story. Even though I was aware that first book is usually an introduction to more stories to come, I found myself craving for more intense actions and suspense as I moved on from one chapter to the other, literally dying to free myself from more hospital and relationship dramas. It wasn't until I reached the last chapters that I finally said 'Okay, this is it!' and regained my attention back to the story. Nonetheless, I had to admit that most of the time, I felt like reading a paperback version of Grey's Anatomy rather than a contemporary paranormal due to its primary setting and chain of emergency scenes.

    In spite of that, I thought that as a whole, the story is incredibly solid supported by its strong team of characters and vivid first person narration. This is where the author succeeded in drawing me in. I could easily see myself as a bystander and watch everything that is unraveling before my eyes. At first, Allison's character appeared somewhat vague to me. Although I had come to understand that she has special abilities, I was still kept guessing about her exact role and fate until the last chapters. Her relationship with the two men, Clark and Brody, was another story to mention. I didn't quite understand why she had to get involve with those two dashing men all at once, and each cares deeply for her too. The book ended in quite a tragedy that is emotionally spirit-wrenching, far from what I expected.

    To conclude, I couldn't really say that I liked the first book, yet I'd love to read the rest of the series as I want to find out what eventually happen to the characters, with such shocking ending like that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Pink i pad

    Pink i pad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Stubborn...

    Not my type of book. She is incredibly stubborn and refuses to ask questions.... not my type.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

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    Seriously?

    I started reading this book, thinking that the book title was very cool. I was hoping for some action, adventure, suspense, etc. Unfortunately, this book encompasses none of these characteristics, in my opinion.

    The main character, Allison La Crosse, is supposed to be gifted with the ability to heal the dying; fine. I was hoping for a stronger character, but this woman acts more like she's in grade school instead of college. She's very insecure, self-absorbed, and whiny to the point where I became exasperated while reading this novel. Although the premise of this book sounded great, the actual storyline just didn't do it for me.

    The book is written in first-person, which usually isn't bad, unless it reads like a diary, which is how it felt to me when reading it. Case in point:

    Day 1: Got out of bed, brushed my teeth, took a shower, got dressed, headed to the college to do my rounds (she's a resident, studying to become a full-fledged doctor).

    Day 2: Met the chief director; my heart's all a-flutter. Overheard some snooty girls talking about me, and I burst into tears.

    Day 3: Could barely keep a conversation going with the chief director. He said something I didn't like, and I burst into tears (again), and ran away from him. I didn't answer his calls, pages, etc., hoping I could ignore him forever and a day, or whatever.

    On and on and on it goes like this. Argh! Just aggravating! Although the author doesn't literally write, "Day 1, Day 2, Day 3," etc. at the beginning of every chapter, she might as well have. It just feels that way in the book.

    There were some interesting points in the book, where Allison uses her gift, and learns more about Brody's gift (he's the chief director, and Allison's "love interest"), but unfortunately, they're few and far between, and not enough for me to truly enjoy the book. I appreciate the female characters views on healthcare (some of which I agree with); however, too much time is spent expounding on the issues, and not enough time is spent learning more about her ability(ies).

    Hopefully, "Guardians of the Cross" is better, but I don't think I'll be reading that one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Terrible

    Very stilted language ,cardboard characters with no depth or interest to them. Cannot believe I wasted my time.






    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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