Immortal Rising by Magen McMinimy – I say farewell to an amazing book series


So it is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to one of my favorite book series.
I fell in love with the Fae warriors and have been privileged to be a part of their journey.
I’m not a book blogger or professional reviewer, just an author
and in this case, reader, who is sharing the final installment in a wonderful journey.
The beauty of having a series you love is you can read it over and over again.
And I will, for as bittersweet as this is, this book is amazing!

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Title: Immortal Rising
Series: Immortal Heart
Author: Magen McMinimy

Synopsis

When the Fates meddle, everything changes… All the things the warriors had come to accept, what they thought they knew, will be tested.

Death and loss have formed the man that Cree has become. One wrong move—one misstep in battle—and the love that once heated his soul was taken from him. While trying to find solace in his remaining family, he is haunted by dreams of a future he can’t reconcile. Awoken from one of those dreams, Cree finds himself wandering the Light Fae castle, when a familiar form appears in the silent halls of his home—nothing will ever be the same.

Confused, with no memory of herself or her life before the time she spent in the Immortal Three’s domain, Rowan is back among her people and struggling to unlock the memories that are just beyond her reach.

Pain and joy battle within the walls of the warriors home as they try to jog Rowan’s memory, while keeping her return a secret from everyone outside their inner circle. Meanwhile, Esperanza, now queen of the Dark Fae, schemes to take down the Fae she once called family with a secret weapon of her own.

Come get lost in love, longing, betrayal and passion in the final installment of the Immortal Heart series.

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My Review
Here it is… the final installment of the Immortal Heart Series – Immortal Rising. I have been a huge fan of the Immortal Heart series for quite some time, and although I hate to see it end, I’m thrilled with how it does. With most series that have incredible characters and amazing story arcs, I hoped that the final book would surpass all the others. I was not disappointed.

McMinimy has given us the best book in the IH series with Immortal Rising. There are true moments of heartache, true love, loss, forgiveness, and revenge… all wrapped up in a beautiful package. The series has had it all. A paranormal romance, with adventure and intrigue. Rising brings us back to the beginning before ending in the most bittersweet farewell. I cried, I laughed… there were moments that made my stomach drop and my heart leap.

I once compared Magen McMinimy to Kresley Cole, but I have to amend that… I think she’s better than Kresley Cole. Her Immortal Heart Series is a fresh and innovative world in paranormal romance. She has created characters that you wish you knew and could just be a part of. For those of us who love this series, we are shattered that it’s ending, but I applaud an author who knows when it should end. Sometimes they go on too long, but with Immortal Rising it is the perfect ending.

Do yourself a favor and read this book… and if you have not yet read the series, start today… you won’t regret it. It is Amazing.

5 pink stars

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Brother by James Fredericks


Brother

 I love a good suspense novel.  That means smart and inventive.  A book that doesn’t assume I don’t understand.  Brother by James Fredericks is just that; an intelligent, fast paced, emotionally compelling story that throws in just enough roller coaster to make me smile.

     Brother is about Chase and Jared Riordan.  Identical twins who couldn’t be more different, and distant; but as they each face a manipulative and dangerous foe, they learn more about each other and themselves than they had ever expected to.

I loved every moment of this book.  It was beautifully executed.  James Fredericks shows us a varied range of emotion as we experience the bonds of brotherhood and the bonds of friendship.  I love that the protagonists are completely different in so many ways and those differences are complex; the terms by which they live and the laws that rule them.  Each character was rich and vibrant, beautifully adding to the story’s journey.  If you love a great suspense/ thriller, please read Brother, you won’t regret it.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-James-Fredericks/dp/0980245567/

Subprime Factor by Jeffrey D. Schlaman


Subprime Factor

I always love a good bout of intrigue and mystery, but it’s even better when you get to learn something.  Subprime Factor by Jeffrey D. Schlaman is just that.  Schlaman takes us on a journey that is about what is happening right in front of our eyes, mortgage fraud and the economy.  When four college buddies meet for a camping weekend, little do they know that they are being watched and tracked by some of the most powerful and corrupt people in the United States.  They must test the bonds of friendship in order to survive.

This was a story rich in character and filled with redemption and loyalty as well as betrayal.  While we get to enjoy the suspense and conspiracy, Schlaman also educates us on the reasons behind our current economical situation.  How the housing market got to where it is currently and who is responsible.  Even if not for the current state of the housing market and economy, there is an abundance of information regarding Wall Street, Hedge funds, how banks operate, etc.  It’s like having a non-fiction book about finance wrapped up in a fabulous fiction package.

     Subprime Factor is a wonderful ride and well worth the time to read, whether you love a good action novel or you want to learn more about the housing market.  Pick it up.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Subprime-Factor-Jeffrey-D-Schlaman/dp/0981546250/ref=la_B004EMXPIY_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401572256&sr=1-2

The Middle Fork – A Political Novel by Rick Glaze


I’ve never been rafting or kayaking, although even before reading The Middle Fork – A Political Novel, I have been interested in doing so.  Now, I’m even more interested.  Rick Glaze has crafted a brilliant story out of his love of white water and politics.

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            As a group of kayakers head down the Salmon River in Idaho, they experience nature and several heated debates.  Mr. Glaze does a phenomenal job of creating a compelling story that brings to light the many sides of politics and the raw power of nature.  After a heavy rain, the Salmon River becomes a dangerous and unpredictable journey for our characters and only by working together can they come through it.

I was personally thrilled by the images that Mr. Glaze shows the reader while travelling down the river and I was equally excited to read a book that shows ever side of the political highway… and what’s wrong with each side.  In addition, he does so in a way that is bright and informed.

The Middle Fork was a great and fast read.  It was a story that had a little bit of everything and although it sounds cliché, it was a great ride!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Middle-Fork-Rick-Glaze-ebook/dp/B0044441GC/

 

The Broken Parachute Man – A novel of Medical Intrigue by Robert B. Bolin


The Broken Parachute Man – A Novel of Medical Intrigue by Robert B. Bolin is a wonderful book. We often dream of adventure and intrigue, but Mr. Bolin has given us a truly flawed hero, who isn’t James Bond, but the guy who lives down the street. The one we never think about unless we see him in his tank top and shorts mowing the lawn.

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That is Clyde Young, a middle aged, low-level employee for a pharmaceutical company who has never amounted to much. Then while on a flight to a national meeting, his plane is hijacked and he is thrown out of the moving vehicle with a dysfunctional parachute. Clyde manages to survive the fall and then discovers he is in some remote wilderness in the freezing snow. Again, he survives to return to civilization and only then does he discover that the authorities think he is one of the terrorists. He knows that he is in trouble and escapes, ending up in Las Vegas and living on the streets.

It is here that Clyde decides to find out what happened to him and why. He sets out with two of his new friends on a true adventure. We are taken on a journey of greed, coercion, international terrorism and absolute intrigue. All the while, Mr. Bolin shows us a life we might never now. The actual terror and confusion of attempting to survive the elements, then the world of the homeless; a world many of us would like to forget exists.

Robert Bolin has woven a rich tale about a lonely sad man, who is forced to find himself by making a stand to take back a life stolen from him, and in the process discovers the life he should have been living all along. It is a story of excess and redemption. The Broken Parachute Man is a truly exceptional novel and should be read by everyone. Please don’t hesitate to read this book.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Parachute-Man-Medical-Intrigue-ebook/dp/B005LY8674