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- Publisher: Satin Romance (April 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DL34T6I
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Seven Forbidden Arts, Volume 1 Kindle Edition
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OH MY WORD! A slow burn, in every sense of the word!!
Clelia was bought up by her grandfather in a little village in France. Someone, or something, is burning that village, house by house. Clelia has dreams, nightmares and one of those dreams steps off a helicopter and drugs her. Josselin returns to his home village to chase his own ghosts, and those of Clelia's.
Together they must stop a monster.
Taking a while to get going, this book simmers and smoulders, as do the ruins of the village. As does Clelia's passion for Josselin (never Joss!) As does Josselin's love for Clelia, that was sparked so long ago.
You get hints, snippets, clues and you get slaps up-side the head! You get love and hate, life and death and oh! so much more!
Clelia is a Pyromancist, she can make fire. But her power isn't really her own, til much later in the book. Josselin, we know not what he is, exactly, but he IS NOT a vampire. His power comes from tasting blood, yes, but he only needs a drop to tell what you are, and whether you are lying.
Its a different take on the paranormal theme, and a welcome one. There are seven forbidden arts, long forgotten and hidden. We learn about three here, fire, air and water manipulation. Four more to come. I do hope we don't have to wait too long for book 2!
I have one teeny niggle, but it doesn't affect my star rating. There are alot of French words here, mostly places, but I have no idea if I was saying them correctly in my head. I know I wasn't saying Clelia right, because she was Celia the whole way through!
Hurry, please, Ms Pauls, with book two. I need more of this group of people in my life.
5 full and shiny stars!
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Aeromancist, The Beginning, book two
I was gifted my copy direct from the author.
Lann is an aeromancist, he controls the air. He hides for a month or two, in Santiago, with his previous books, and the solitude. When Katherine visits his library for her thesis work, she literally moves the air for him. He thought it a myth amongst his kind. When Lann offers Katherine 30 days to be at his beck and call, she doesn't refuse, but wonders will she ever be able to give him up??
This is the second in this series, The Forbidden Arts, and about the manipulation of air. Or rather, I should say, about a manipulator of air, rather than the actual doing. Because, what I liked most about this book, was that, aside from Katherine moving the air for Lann, and what he thinks about, there is no actual doing of the fact. If that makes sense. Its talked about, Lann talks about it, to us, not Katherine, but thats all. I really liked that!
What I didn't like was how little we got of Lann. There is some at the beginning, their intial meeting, at the air field and again at his library, and then some at the end, the rest is Katherine, and I wanted more Lann! All those 30 days, zip, zero, zilch, and I so wanted to hear from him! This is the only reason it gets 4.5 stars, rather than 5, the lack of Lann.
Book 1.5 rather than book 2, because let me tell ya, I did not see that end creeping up on me! Lann and Katherine's tale is by no means finished, and the conclusion (I hope!) to their story is out over the summer, Ms Pauls did tell me so! And I look forward to that!
Thank you, Ms Pauls for my copy.
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Aeromancist, book three
I was gifted my copy direct from the author, and I thank Ms Pauls for that.
This is book 3 in the series, and you really must read book two, Aeromancist : The Beginning, before you embark on this one. This is a continuation of that story, and picks up two weeks after that one finished.
Two weeks after Lann left her, Katherine makes a discovery that rocks her, and Lann, to their very core. Lann is now forced to choose: his legacy, or the love of his live, Katherine.
Its really hard to write a review without giving ANY of the plot line away, so I apologise is I slip up, but I'm going to try really REALLY hard not to!
I eagerly awaited this instalment, after being left hanging from book two, and it did not disappoint!
After Katherine's discovery and Lann's confession, they are faced with a terrible decision and Katherine, unable to make that decision, runs. Can't say I blame her. But when Lann saves her from those who wish to harm her, she knows she should stay with Lann, even if it means her end.
I mentioned in my review for book two, that we don't get enough of Lann. We do here! Its even spaced out, between Lann and Katherine having their say, in the third person.
There are bigger, darker forces at work in the book, and some of that story arc will have to run over into any future books, as its left open ended and unfinished. I would like to think that Nicholas will pop up again at some point, if only to help bring Godfrey to account for his actions.
Joss, Clelia, Maya, Bono and Cain all play a part, and I was glad to catch up with them. I did feel for Clelia though, at points, when she was talking with Katherine. Her hope, and pain, jumped off the page. I'm glad she has more hope now, though.
Who is next?? I've no idea. Bono will fall hard and fast, and Maya? She'll fight it all the way, tooth and nail. Maybe, Ms Pauls will throw someone new in the mix, with an Art we have yet to come across. I don't care, really, just as long as I don't have to wait too long! Are you listening to me, Ms Pauls?!?! Not too long!!
**after writing this review, I found out, Maya is next. due out sometime in the autumn**
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Hydromancist, book four
I was gifted my copy of this book, direct from the author, and I thank Ms Pauls for that!
Maya is a Hydromancist, she can control the water. She never found her place til she joined Cain Jones and his paranormal task force. Now, with her team mates occupied elsewhere, Maya is sent to destroy a shipment of smuggled arms to prevent them from reaching Africa. She is also instructed to eliminate the main suspect, Australian Ambassador Timothy Fardel. A man who Maya reacts to as she never did before. A man who causes Maya to want more. A man with secrets.
Book four in the series. I would HIGHLY recommend that you read books one through three before you read this one. Its not necessary, it would just help. It would give you a better picture of the people in the task force, of what they have gone through, and of who they are fighting. That runs through from the three books into this one.
I have one incy wincey niggle, and I have a sort of explanation why it does not affect my star rating, but I need to mention it.
The book is told almost entirely from May's POV, in the third person. We get a tiny bit of Tim, just a small chapter. Ordinarily, that would cause me to knock half a star off. BUT I spoke with Ms Pauls, and she explained why its written this way. I'm not giving the why, you just need to trust me when I say, its right and proper that THIS book is written this way.
The reaction of Maya to Tim, and vice versa, is powerful. Their attraction, off the charts. Their story?? Amazing! You don't get Tim's secrets til they are revealed in the book, but I had an inkling about one. Not the other, oh no! not THAT one!! did not see that coming! You don't get Maya's full background: hints and snippets, yes, but not just how bad it was til she tells Tim.
We catch up with Clelia and Josselin, and their exciting news, and with Katherine and Lann, and with Cain. We know that the battle with Godfrey is still ongoing, and this will, I suspect, continue for many a book.
This one has intrigue and danger, passion and sex, so much going for it, that bar the first chapter, I read it in one sitting. I wanted to know more about Maya, and why she felt the need for forgiveness, why she carried all this guilt. I wanted more about Tim, his background and secrets. I just needed more, and I got it in that one sitting.
so, following knowing why Tim only gets a short say, I can't, in all honesty, give this book anything other than...
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Geomancist, book five
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.
Sean is a geomancist, he can move mountains, cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Or rather he COULD. After a traumatic event, Sean can no longer draw on his power and he settles himself for plans for a cocktail bar. But Asia wants the bar's building, for her spa. When Sean goes head to head with Asia, they end up catering to the guests of a drug baron's week long birthday party. A party which could get them both killed.
Book 5 and this series gets better and better! You really should read the other books, in order, to get the full benefit of what is going on. Because we get a little bit more of Godfrey, and what he's up to. And you might not fully follow without the other books.
We also get a little bit more of Cain, and just what he has been up to! Didn't see that coming at me!
Sean and Asia have a strong an immediate attraction to each other but it takes time for them to come together, fully. I loved being made to wait! And we get both of them! They both have their say and I loved that.
Its a little..deadlier...and a little more....adult in its contents. I'm trying NOT to give anything away and elaborating on this would do that, so you just gonna have to find that out for yourself. I love how Pauls is evolving her writing, and you never know just what she is going to through at you.
And THAT'S why I love these books so much! Each book is different: its delivery, its characters, its story. And that's what makes them more exciting than the last one, while holding it altogether with that Godfrey story line running throughout. It runs right through to book 9, which means I have 4 more of these babies to look forward to!
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What a great story, i really enjoyed this book! Pyromancist is the first one of the series Clelia d’Ambois is an orphan with Japanese heritage she lives in a village in Brittany, France, she starts sleepwalking when the same time fires commerce in the village and secrets about her past reveal which forces her to run. But Leader of a paranormal crime task force, Josselin de Arradon arrives in order to find the responsible for the fires, then in his worst emotional moment Clelia like a Dark Angel helps him.
Both characters are very interesting and they are evolving quite steady in the book. Clelia is a young beautiful woman with a Japanese heritage she is sweet, shy, naive with a secret strong personality. I liked her personality and as i said above she evolves from naive to a strong woman with power not only physically but mentally as well. On the other hand Josselin has strong, fierce and dark personality yet he remains a sexy, Alpha male and i have to say that i really like him his sexuality towards the Clelia it obvious and can become apparent even to the reader. Besides that the author had the ability to create a scenery which absorbs you instantly with highlights the suspense, the action, the romance and the very interesting secondary characters.
Aeromancist & The beginning (novella)
Aeromancist, the beginning is if i can say it the prequel of the second book of the series, once again the author did not disappoint and created another unique and interesting story, when you finish it you definitely can't wait to jump into the next and see what will happen.
Lann Dréan is the hero in this book he is Russian and guess what he is an AEROMANCIST he stays in his house in Santiago for some moments of peace but Katherine White walks into his life and beside his 'air' she moves everything in his life. Katherine White is an American literature student and she goes to his house for his library which is full of ancient books, the deal breaker here is that they want each other but he can't give her much but thirty days of passion because with a gift like his, he's hunted...SO HOW WOULD THINGS EVOLVE BETWEEN THEM?? That's where the prequel leave us and i jumb right away in the following book because (huge) twists are coming that you definitely don't expect and you can't stop reading.
Lann is an Alpha male with fierce and dominant personality, and surely nothing can get in his way from getting what he wants. Kat is sweet, shy, caring with a strong personality which is revealed in the second book. Overall the plot is evolving really fast, in addition strong emotions are revealed such as love, anger, disbelief, fear and hope because of them you can't bean impassive reader from my point of view i have to say say that i got into the story and felt each on of them (and believe me it was a great journey).
This story is Maya's POV, she possesses one of the forbidden Arts SHE IS A HYDROMANCIST meaning she can manipulate WATER . As a member of Cain Jones' paranormal crime task force she has a new mission to Costa Rica, she has to destroy an illegal shipment. There she will meet Timothy Fardel, the Australian ambassador who may also be an arms dealer. What will Maya do when she meets the man who is going to change her life?? Will she be able to complete her mission??
I loved those two characters, Maya is a tough and independent woman growing up as colored person in a danger place has developed a strong personality with defenses. Which for me, makes her a unique gifted-Badass character. The story through her eyes made you got totally into the scenery and feel everything she feels, the background description was captivating!! Tim is what is expected to be (in a good way), he is a GENEROUS, SEXY, ALPHA male!! I was totally hanging from his lips and i felt really captivated by his character and intense sexuality. The highlight for me was the appearance by the previous characters of the books, overall I'm pretty sure that the twists, the suspense, the characters and the whole background will not let you down.
This story brings a fresh new vibe in the series and three words can definitely describe it.. Enjoyable, Passionate and Agonizing. Sean is very cryptic (he has a reason for that) and introvert character, at first didn't give away any emotion about his feelings either in good or bad moments but when it came about the safety of our heroine, every wall he built tore down in an instant. The other main character is the sweet yet fierce Asia (i love her name, it's very unique) who fights to build to make a better life for her brother, she tries to overcome every obstacle in her way even if that threatens her freedom or even her life.
The interactions between Sean and Asia were really fun, you could see the attraction between them from the beginning but there many things that keep them apart because Sean has a BIG secret he is a forbidden practitioner a Geomancist, how can he explain to Asia that he has the ability to create earthquakes, to break the ground in half or that he can make a volcano explode???? As an authentic agonizing story emotions like anxiety was one of the many i felt all the time, about what awful things will be done by the Villain of the story a Drug Lord named Juan apart from that it was like reading a suspense romantic adventure with many more elements in it, action was one of them and made it even more interesting for me. Once again characters from the previous stories appeared but this time they fought beside Sean, you can imagine it like a team of heroes fighting against "evil". I strongly believe that won't be disappoint as well for this one as i said it has a great mixture with many elements, beautiful background and very interesting characters.
ARCs kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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