Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Three treat

Three titles by Scarlett Dawn From the Forever Evermore Series

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution. 


King Cave - The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave.

It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation.

Their friendship saves them both...but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It's not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra's life as well?

King Tomb - Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.

When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller’s private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.

They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

Rare & take


Heat Index 3 ☼☼☼

Such an entertaining read with a plot that breezes right along with humor, tension, mystery, and some great doses of heat between characters. Imagine that the world knows all about shifters, vampires, elementals, and mages. Now imagine how peaceful our world be with that knowledge. Especially with portions of humans and the gifted wanting their side to be the only ones.

The four groups of gifted each have a king or a queen to rule them/resolve disputes and each generation produces a new set. Once they come of age the former kings/queens become elders available to advise and assist the new rulers. The training involved to become a king/queen is extensive and sometimes dangerous. And even though they all have their abilities they are just like regular people in that some elder sets get along better than others.

I enjoyed these book so much I might just read them again back to back. I was not able to do that the first time as only book one and two are out to the public at this time. I received book three a few weeks after I finished the first two, via NetGalley in exchange for my review. King Tomb will be out this October.

I want to go on and on about the story that unfolds over the three books, but I'm afraid of inadvertent spoilers. I will say there was one plot twist that was extra twisty and had my jaw dangling open for some time. Once I got over the shock I fully approved of the way it added spice to the story. Which will be your favorite plot twist??

This is a new series and new author for me, and I am smitten!

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