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Ravensong [Kindle Edition]

M.L. Hamilton
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Elena Harris knows what she should have – a doctor as a husband and a large home in the suburbs, but what Elena desires is passion. Enter Joshua Ravensong, the quintessential “bad boy.” A rock star struggling with a drug addiction, Ravensong falls for Elena, allowing her a chance to live out her fantasy, but one night of passion quickly turns into a relationship that might consume both of them.

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About the Author

When I started writing this book, I was playing with the idea of writing a romance novel. Then Joshua decided he wanted it to be more about him. So many times when I write, I have a vision in my head of what’s going to happen in the plot, but the characters themselves take it in a different direction. I find character driven plots more interesting. The characters become so real to me that I feel like I’ve met them before and by the time the novel is over, I wind up missing them as daily parts of my life. Ravensong was just such a character. I usually write fantasy, but this time I decided to write about my hometown, San Francisco. It was fun to go back and remember all the locations of my childhood. And branching into a new genre is something I recommend every writer do at some point in his or her career. You never want to get stale.

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  • File Size: 558 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Escape October 11, 2012
I enjoyed this book so much. Josh has such depth and character to him that you fall for him right away. As he struggles with his past demons, you wonder if he'll ever overcome them. Beautiful from start to finish, you'll love this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ravensong September 21, 2012
By catfish
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Ravensong was a very good read. It had a unexpected twist at the end that surprised me. I really enjoyed this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ravensong July 6, 2012
By Read On
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What I liked about the book: Josh's character - his struggle with fame, family and his past drug addition. His character was written well and you feel his real struggle with both his past and present life. Also the band member's interaction with each other, they have a real connection and friendship through the good and the bad.

What I didn't like: The story line with Julian the band manager. Could such hate and really bad treatment towards Josh really go on for that long? To hold someone's drug addition against him for that long seemed unreasonable. 9 years clean in the Rock and Roll world is a huge accomplishment!!! The industry loves a come back-story! Being this was a romance story it was under developed. Josh & Elena started out with a building relationship then it seemed to take a back seat and Elena became a secondary character.

Even with the things I didn't like this book was a decent read that keep me interested right to the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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TWO & 1/2 STARS--I liked the set up for the story. However based on its premise I was expecting something slightly more different. It seemed as if a bad boy rock star was going to be in a passion filled romance with his engaged to be married co-worker. Instead we get more of a biography of Ravensong, a Native American rock star's sad life of abuse, drugs and his recovery.

The romance felt a bit lackluster because the characters said the right words but I didn't believe it as much. I still finished the story because I was curious as to who was setting Ravensong up. Also Julian was a main antagonist in the story but he mellowed out for no real apparent reason. It was weird. As was Eliot's response to

SPOILER-ISH: To be honest, the switch between Ravensong's flashbacks and present day was not flawless. I had to read back a few times to figure out if he was having a flashback or not. Also telling his whole drug filled tale was necessary but I felt some parts could have been edited out. Also if his drug abuse tale was shared in the beginning and the weak prologue scrapped, I think I might have felt more...endeared to the tale.

This story is not really a romance in my opinion because the romance was secondary to the suspense of who was setting Ravensong up and the emotional tale of Ravensong's life thrust into the spotlight. When we find out who behind all of the drama, it was unexpected. I didn't see it because the heroine's fiancee did not care about her during the relationship, why would he go through all of this for her now?

I do agree with another reviewer that the men's dialogue did read like women were talking. And I get Ravensong accepting the abuse because he didn't want to become his father but really he...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read June 5, 2012
By Madison
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This was a good book about a regular girl who met a rockstar and her life changed from there.

Elena has this picture of what her life should be and what she would rather it actually be. Which do you choose when you have two different things that are throwing themselves at you? Which do you think she will choose?

The struggles that happened since Elena met Ravensong were crazy but so good to read! Things were determined to break them up from the beginning. It was really surprising to see what happened in the end. While I read the book I came up with what I think would happen, but I didn't think that what had happened would actually happen.

Overall, this was a really good book and it was suspensful as the plot unfolds.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, unsatisfying May 16, 2012
By st789
This book had potential and could have been so much better! However, there were a lot of issues with it! First of all, the relationship between Josh and Elena was very undeveloped, there wasn't enough focus on it and I honestly didn't buy the story! There was too much emphasis on Josh's issues and insecurities! Yeah, he is a drug addict, but something just didn't add up with all the pranks and the "relapse"! Also, the problems with Julian were kind of unrealistic- all of the things he said and did were too much and I just couldn't understand why they couldn't just fire him and hire a new agent/ manager? After all he works for the band, right? Instead, they just let him do whatever he wanted and treat the lead singer (Josh) with so much hatred! This part of the story was definitely not realistic! Also, I think that the transition between Elena and Josh not wanting to have an actual relationship and being wary to Elena not wanting to leave Josh's side and following him like a sick puppy was not done well, and again I didn't feel like it would actually happen in real life! Lastly, I understand that the author wanted to have some big twist and have us being surprised by who the bad guy was, but I just couldn't see Elena's ex, who appeared to not care about her and left her for 6 months to go to such lengths to harm somebody that he didn't know!After all this guy was a doctor, in his 50s that did't seem overly emotional- how did we transition from this to a jealous ex wanting vengeance?!? Not believable at all! Overall, I am just annoyed that I spend a while reading this book, expecting a good read when in reality I just got agitated with the whole plot and characters!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Must be a romance, certainly wasn't a police procedural as it was sold
This book was hyped as a police procedural and as such it was failure of the first order. Mistakes on proper police procedure and evidence possibilities abound. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Oscar Lundquist
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This was a great book would alot of diffrent twist to the story I would recommend this to a friend.
Published 21 months ago by monique
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Dysfunctional hot genius musician with inner demons! Joshua finds himself on a clean and focused path dedicated to his music. Read more
Published 22 months ago by PTlovingwords
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book!
I usually avoid stories with children in them, however this was a good story. Easy to follow and had a nice twice at the end.
Published 22 months ago by Summercat22
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read! Couldn't put this one down.
As a lover of modern romance, Ravensong is absolutely a joy to read. As I had previously read ML Hamilton's "Emerald" and enjoyed the book, I couldn't resist checking out this... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Sara J. Stripe
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read!
I saw this book as I was browsing books for my Kindle and bought it (at $1.99, it's less than a morning Starbucks stop and the cover caught my eye). I am so glad i did! Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Ravensong Tops the Charts!
Normally a reader of historical fiction and mystery/suspense thrillers, I thought I would venture out and read a novel out of my typical genre comfort zone. Read more
Published on February 2, 2012 by B. Hartley
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More About the Author

ML Hamilton has been teaching high school English and journalism in Central California for the last 20 years. Teaching students to appreciate literature has made her career rewarding; however, she always dreamed of publishing her own novel.

That dream came true. Her first novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publishing in 2010. The sequel to Emerald, The Heirs of Eldon, followed in 2011. The third novel, The Star of Eldon, was released in 2012, with The Spirit of Eldon being released in 2013. The fifth World of Samar book, The Sanctuary of Eldon, will be published in 2014.

In the summer of 2011, she published her first contemporary fiction, Ravensong, and six months later, launched the Peyton Brooks' series.

Between teaching and writing, she spends her free time walking her two Golden Retrievers and reading. Visit her at her websites: or for more information.

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