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Book 2 – Vampire Rising

Author – Shay Roberts

Series – Heartblaze

Publisher – Snowfire Press

Genre – Paranormal Fantasy

Rating:

five-stars


This book picks up where book 1 left off – right in the middle of the cliffhanger ending action.  We are introduced to a few more characters and we get a first person ‘pov’ of Rowan, a witch intent on the destruction of life as they know it – I think.  Rowan is portrayed as an old of mind, young (relatively) of body soul.  She is currently also the antagonist in this book.  Might I add that sometimes the bad guy is not always really the bad guy…

Emma faces herself changing into a vampire yet again, like in her past life as Cassandra.  In this book, she gets some insight into an even older version of her soul, through Hanna/Hanns (this will be explained).

Hanna is forced to pretend to be male to help her father keep his shop and means of income through teaching German fighting.  Hanna goes to a male-only school, lives as a boy, until her secret is discovered.

Julian, Emma’s soulmate, is trapped in a soul world called Memoria  Can Emma free him?  We’ll see, I guess…

KoR, the secret society who hunts and eliminates supernatural souls, take a step into the background in this book’s plot.  I am certain we haven’t seen the last of them, though…

There is also the appearance of Laurance, a vampire from Cassandra’s past life.  He is the vampire who took Cassandra under his wing as his apprentice.

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Also, here we are introduced to were-bears – specifically Esben.  Still trying to figure out whether he can be trusted and if he is on the good side.

There is an odd change in Stefan after his wolf dies to save his life.  An odd spirit takes the place of his wolf, giving him weird abilities and it frightens him so much that he tries to distance himself from Emma to protect her from himself.

Romance in this book isn’t as prominent as in the first.  We do see some development between Emma and Stefan.  Most of the romance comes through Hanna and her life.

More than this, I refuse to say.  The world inside this one, created by Shay, is amazing and easy to get lost in.  Even though the ‘pov’ of the book jumps between characters, it’s easy to follow and keep track off.  I didn’t get overwhelmed by the main plot and sub-plots.

Clearly, I cannot wait for book 3 and I will be sure to let you know as soon as a release date is made available for this book, with a cover reveal *hopefully*!


Please read this series if you love paranormal books, this is so worth the read!!

Love Always
C

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Heartblaze Series

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Book 1 – Vampire Soul

Author – Shay Roberts

Series – Heartblaze

Publisher – Snowfire Press

Genre – Paranormal Fantasy

Rating:

five-stars


Vampire Soul:

This is a paranormal book containing vampires, werewolves, witches and a secret organization that hunts these paranormal entities. The cover for this book are plain and to the point and pulls the eye of the reader.

There are multiple points of view for this novel – the main point of view is that of Emma Rue, a college student who attacks her college professor for reasons beyond her comprehension.  She flees and, desperate for answers, turns to her psychiatrist who tries hypnotic regression.  This backfires and opens her mind to a previous life as a vampire.

As she tries to understand the new life where she was a vampire, and what this has to do with her present life and ability, everything is turned upside down.  She is captured by a vampire of her previous life, escapes, then she goes back to him after he threatens the closest thing she has to family.

Then there is Stefan, a werewolf who is posing as a fellow student to Emma.  He develops feelings for Emma.  The secret organization whom Stefan works requests that Stefan capture Emma in order to kill her and stop that her soul reincarnates.

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Julian St. Fleur is the 18th-century vampire who made Emma into a vampire.  He is the key to Emma’s past life, flowing into her present life.

This book has intrigue, mystery, romance, suspense, and twists and turns.  Most of the time you have no idea who is friend or foe, who is truthful and who is lying through their teeth.

Here we read about an underlying love triangle between Emma, Stefan, and Julian.  This is one triangle that we do not see coming, and it’s clearly one where the general rules do not apply.

The writing and plot are intense and you keep wanting more.  I finished this book in one day.  It was one of those *just one more page* reads where I didn’t even realize the book was over until it was over.  Was really upset about this.  And immediately bought book 2, almost done with this one too.

Please know that if you love anything supernatural, paranormal, suspenseful and with kickass characters, plot, romance, and intrigue; then you must read this series!

IT IS THAT GOOD!!!

P.S.  There is a cliff-hanger ending…


So…  Please support the author, buy the book, read it, join in the happiness and love for the series, and bite your nails with me for book 2 & 3.  Review for book 2 should be up later this week.

Love Always,
C