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The story has already been examined by previous reviewers so I will focus more on the writing.
Ms. Cross is an author I have read before both in short story format and in Oceans of Red Volume One and Two. I have not been disappointed with any of the works I have read by her. Each time the story telling has had the tight, clean and crisp writing that is the hallmark of a good writer. She knows her craft and provides the reader with just the right amount of information on the characters back stories to let us get to know and understand their motivation without being wordy or superfluous. Ms. Cross is a master at the "show don't tell" rules of writing and it is once again evident in Birthright. Her books are always cleanly edited and you would have to spend a good deal of time looking to find many editing, spelling, grammar or punctuation errors. She obviously takes pride in her work and makes the effort to present a clean copy. Something lacking in many Indie and E-published authors. I always enjoy her work and this one does not disappoint.
I recommend this to anyone who likes paranormal romance, good mysteries and interesting characters. It was a good read and I quite enjoyed getting to know Liz and Michael and hope to see them again in future.
Karen Bryant Doering
I am on a continuous search for something different when it comes to vampires. Not necessarily that the entire concept has to be changed but at least that the story is different and not the same old vampire falls in love with human type deal. I can even deal with that as long as there is an underlying story that drives the synopsis further than just revolving around the romance.
I can honestly say that Willow Cross has done just that, she has written a story that moves away from the simple romance we are all so familiar with to an actual plot that is full of action and intrigue. When Liz is turned by accident and not in the usual way you'd imagine, the Council decides that she must stay hidden until they can trust her.
All their good intentions come crashing down when those that believe she is a nuisance decide to overthrow the Council once and for all. Her maker Michael and her are plunged into a world full of turmoil as they have no choice but to run for their lives.
Another aspect that was refreshing was Willow's use of the Greek Goddesses. I have always wanted to believe that some of the myths from old were still out there, just having put themselves in a place they could live comfortably. What better way to do this than to become a creature with the ability to hide for eternity.
I'm a huge fan of Greece and Roman culture so that was another wonderful surprise. I think a lot of people will enjoy this story and it's one that you should definitely pick up! Thank you Willow for the opportunity to read your novel and review it!
-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
I have nothing but good things to say about this book. Yes, it took me a minute to get into the story but that had everything to do with outside noise and not this book. If I was going to complain about anything in this book, it would be that I knew enough about the bad guys to know that they were the bad guys. They were important to the story in the sense that they were the reason everything was happening (if that makes sense) but I didn't care about them. I did care about Liz and Michael and their band of misfits.
I think this is the first book that I've read that I wasn't really clear who the hero was going to be. I had read the blurb and knew what the story was about. But ignoring what I was supposed to know and just experiencing the book as I read, there were opportunities for other people to step up to the plate and fill that role. Is it bad to not know who the hero of the story is? Only if there aren't any characters that you care about. And in Birthright, there were plenty of characters to grow attached to.
I have to say that I am not always a fan of romances that are so unexpected that they pound you in the face like a baseball out of left field. But I loved the dynamic between Michael and Liz. It was unexpected and there was definitely some interesting chemistry at work, but they did not rush into something, their feelings were believable and sweetly awesome! I am definitely looking forward to the digging into the next book.
Recommendation? Definitely check out Dark Gifts: Birthright, you will not be disappointed!
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