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"...if you're looking for a solid, steamy romance, and you enjoy stories featuring Greek gods and the humans who might pledge their loyalties to them but will never be their pawns, give Earth Borne a read." Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
"...if you love romances that sweep you off your feet and into one magical and precious world that you never want to leave- then THIS is THE story for you!" Cherri-Anne Boitson, top reviewer
From the Author
Book 1: Moon Borne
Book 2: Earth Borne
Book 3: Water Borne
3-Book Boxed Set
Lords of Thessaly: (series now complete!)
Book 1: Wicked Lord of Thessaly
Book 2: Brutish Lord of Thessaly
Book 3: Masterful Lord of Thessaly
Book 4: Untamed Lord of Thessaly
Book 5: Lost Lady of Thessaly
Complete Boxed Set
Lords of Krete: (series now complete!)
Book 1: Water's Mark (a Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Cancer)
Book 2: Earth's Mark
Book 3: Air's Mark
Book 4: Fire's Mark
Book 5: Aether's Mark
Complete Boxed Set
Book 1: Shadow Borne
Other books by Rachael Slate:
Chinese Zodiac Romance Series Reading Order:
Chinese Zodiac Romance:
Book 0: Of Dragons (prequel)
Book 1: Trancing the Tiger
Book 2: Rematch
Book 3: By the Horns
Book 4: Match Me Later
Book 5: Reining Him In
Book 6: Matching Dragons
Book 7: Never Match a Dragon
Book 8: In Wolf's Clothing
Den of Dragons:
Book 1: Dragons are Forever - Coming 2020!
- ASIN : B01AYOAKB0
- Publication date : March 22, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3053 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,997 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Rachael Slate does it again! Her debut novel, Trancing the Tiger, debuted last year and turned me into an instant fan, and she’s since knocked out a few other books, all of which I devoured. She launched her second series, the Halcyon historical fantasy romance novels, late last year with Moon Borne, and I found myself loving it just as much as (and possibly even more than) her Chinese Zodiac romance series. And her second Halcyon novel, Earth Borne, just helps to underscore this.
It’s kind of a second-chance romance, kind of a forbidden love story, and all kinds of hot and sweet and steamy all at once. I quite enjoyed the characters, even though they were a big change of pace from the ones in Moon Borne.
Melita is a woman pretending to be someone she’s not, and this is a pretense that may carry a death sentence along with it. She’s had a hard upbringing, and her years as an adult haven’t exactly been filled with giggles and rainbows, either, but she remains kind, caring, and honorable, with that warm kind of quality that draws people to her. She knows she is living a lie, but she remains true to herself despite it, and even when it’s part of her heritage and genetic makeup as a half-nymph that has her seemingly destined to be a victim, she chooses love, with courage, over and over again.
Thereus, on the other hand, was a character I got to know in Moon Borne, but his part in that novel is not so vital to this one that it can’t be read as a standalone. He’s a centaur, but before your brain goes there, I’ll point out that in this mythology, centaurs have a human form, which is the form in which they take lovers. Still, he’s as strong, stubborn, and virile as you’d expect a centaur to be, especially one whose father is a king of their people.
He grew up with his fair share of stallion wildness but also an idea of the kind of person he would be, the kind of relationship that would be ideal in life, so when that is shattered, he takes the opportunity to leave his responsibility behind and become a pirate (or, as spelled in this book, a pyrate, and he becomes second to Moon Borne‘s Arsenius). Upon his return five years later, he finds that things are not quite what they were, and his abandonment of his responsibilities have left the burden on Melita’s shoulders, even though he never intended it to. He owns up to his failures, though, and finds his honor; eventually he even makes hard decisions that could cost lives, for the sake of love and what he believes is right.
Melita and Thereus’ story has that mythical quality to it, which I loved, but what intrigued me was the way Slate kept me on my toes while reading. Every time I thought things were wrapped up in a nice little bow, something else would happen, and each obstacle only made the characters fight harder and harder for their happy ending, so that in the end, even though there was a bit of bitter with the sweet, I was definitely a happy camper as far as HEA addiction goes!
However, before you go thinking this is a sweet mythical fantasy love story (even though it is), I should mention that Earth Borne has got some scorching hot scenes for the eyes of mature readers only. I’ve always loved the way Slate turns up the heat between the pages of her books, and this novel is no exception.
So if you’re looking for a solid, steamy romance, and you enjoy stories featuring Greek gods and the humans who might pledge their loyalties to them but will never be their pawns, give Earth Borne a read.
What I enjoyed most about Earth Borne is watching Thereus go from not wanting to be with a Wife, to being away and now doing what he can to show he wants to be there for his Wife and Son. Trying and wanting to be a better man. To do anything for Melita. The Sacrifices he would make for her, to have her in his life forever! Melita will also sacrifice everything for the people she loves most in the world.
This book is Fantastic, I couldnt put it down as I had to know what was going to happen next and how the story would end. This story had its sad and happy moments, and the OMG what is she doing moments as well, and a Man who loves her that would do anything to make sure she stays with him no matter what it took. This is a family story, mixed with a love story, with mystical creatures and not your everyday story which is always a nice change from the normal. If you like stories like this, then Earth Borne is a must!!
I received an ARC in return for my honest review!