Another Friday and the weekend is revving up… In the north where the temperatures have dropped and the winds are gusting chilling air, you may want to stay in and curl up with a good book. It doesn't take too much courage to "think twice" about going out.
But it does take an amazing amount of courage to write a novel and even more to write a series. Today it gives me great pleasure to review Carrie Butler's newest novel, COURAGE. It is BOOK TWO of the Mark of Nexus series…
For those of you who relish in paranormal romances you will absolutely go ape over this book. I, myself am not into gushy romantic stories where the heroin's always on fire and waiting for the muscled hunk to satisfy her. Enough already. Give us a STORY that we can sink our teeth into. Dudes don't mind romance if there is action and intrigue.
Butler has totally roped me into to the world she has created. A mysterious secret society … world balance between three races of super beings … and passionate, well rounded characters who are believable. Strength with flaws. Even super beings can be human, and we are treated with a gamut, sucked in by the riveting prose.
Even though this is the second book in the series, the reader can easily follow the story. The KEY elements of STRENGTH (The first novel) are blended in flawlessly.
It takes a certain type of person to face up to their destiny. Whether good or bad, we wake to a new day and crash head on into our lives.
But what if the stakes were set too high? Would you be able to cope? Within your heart and soul, you'd find the answer. Sometimes strength isn't enough. Wallace, the main male lead, has all the strength in the world, but what good is it if fear debilitates you.
She sets her jaw, brushes the streaks of honey-gold hair away from her eyes, and splashes cold water onto her face. As she turns, the bloodline band tattooed around her right arm reflects from the mirror. After one exceedingly long breath, her chest tightens.
It is time ...
Time to face her fear ...
Time to mend broken ties, and join forces with the person she hurt the most ...
Time to live up to her destiny ...
Will she have the courage?
Only time will tell ….
This reviewer very rarely gives five stars. But COURAGE has all the elements of a FIVE star novel. Thank you Carrie for treating us with such an intricate and fulfilling story. I can't wait for your next book!
I hope you all enjoyed my review with a bit of creative licensing. Please drop by Carrie's blog and congratulate her. She is such a talented and special person. ALL THE BEST, CARRIE!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Here are all the links …
Author of the Mark of Nexus Series & Co-founder of NA Alley
Owner of Forward Authority(Design Services)
Link to tour page … http://www.grapevinebooktours.com/2013/07/tour-signup-courage-by-carrie-butler.html
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