Beloved LifeMate: Song of the Sídhí #1

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When a powerful elvish monarch opens a doorway from Sídhí to Earth he stumbles upon a beautiful halfling who may spell doom for his entire world. When she turns out to be his predestined lifeMate, he knows without a shadow of doubt, his day has gone from bad to worse, because full-bloods, especially royals, never mate with halflings. More

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About Jodie B. Cooper

Jodie has lived in Alaska, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. She currently lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

She loves writing, but doesn't have enough time to write all the stories bouncing around in her head. She has a very thick folder of all the stories she wants to write. Perhaps one day, she'll manage to get through half the folder.

When she isn't writing, she loves reading paranormal romance and fantasy.

A few of her favorite series include: Dark Guardian Series by Rachel Hawthorne, The Binding Blade Series by L.B. Graham, Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews, and Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill.

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Review by: marie vanacore on Oct. 26, 2013 : (no rating)
It seems like it is the first few chapters of a book instead of an entire piece........ is there a next book that I am not seeing? I see other stories of girls with different names..... so sad!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jonel Boyko on Feb. 24, 2013 : star star star star
I always love reading Cooper’s work. She works cultural differences, prejudices, misunderstandings, and inclusivity into her work without ever actually mentioning it. Through the magical supernatural world that she has created, Cooper very tactfully incorporates these touchy subjects into very captivating and exhilarating stories. Beloved Lifemate is no exception to this rule.

Copper employs brilliant, vivid descriptions to help build her world. Everything has a purpose and a place, helping this world come to life right before your eyes, regardless of the length of the story written. She also manages some very well developed characters. By devoting minimal time to the development of minor characters, just giving the attributes necessary for their function in the story, she is able to focus on the main characters, making them very well rounded and lifelike.

As always, Cooper keeps her writing light, entertaining, and completely captivating. I can’t wait to dive in to more of her writing!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheila Deeth on Nov. 05, 2011 : star star star
Jodie B. Cooper’s Beloved Life-Mate: Song of the Sidhi, starts with a lengthy glossary creating a fully-imagined world and background to the author’s Sidhi series. This short story is complete in itself, taking place in a time long after the war that left strange creatures trapped in “second dimensional” valleys about the earth. Portals separate this mysterious world from our own, and elves and vampires, plus other assorted creatures, live almost-human lives under the rule of their own Chi’Kehra.

The author has created an intriguing background to her mythical creatures, with synth crystal secreted in their veins, bestowing immortality. The protagonist is almost a regular teen, only just coming into her powers. And the fact that she’s a half (or third)-breed—two-thirds vampire and one-third elf (an interesting concept to my mathematical mind)—doesn’t help. Finding herself dangerously close to a pure-bred enemy, she tries to run but is swiftly abducted. Soon she’s thinking that wonderfully penned first line that opens the story: “If my LifeMate—supposedly the perfect guy of my dreams—wasn’t trying to kill me, I’d be much happier.”

The dialog’s clever. The characters are intriguing. And the background is very well-designed. Occasional oddities (like heredity in thirds) are somewhat distracting, but this is an enjoyable lunch-time read with a pleasing mix of modern life and mythical sensibility. It should make a good introduction to the author’s longer works set in the same world.



Disclosure: I responded to a blog request offering a free copy of this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Bronder on Sep. 26, 2011 : star star star star
A gateway from Sidhi caused all the races to get relocated to Earth with o way home. Miranda is part elf and part vampire, a half blood monarch. The story starts with her out for a quiet night walk when a gateway is opened up. First she is worried that the elvish monarch is planning on invading Earth.

Chi’Kehra would like nothing better than to read one of his romance books but has a meeting with one of his generals from Earth. He keeps spies on Earth to monitor the activities of the Sidhi. Basically he does what he can to keep the peace and keep them from coming back to Sidhi to cause another war. But when he looks at his gateway he sees Miranda. Of course, there are problems at first but they learn that they are LifeMates.

Once I figured out what was going on, I was a little slow to catch on to this story, I liked the world that is created, very vivid. I like the concept of the LifeMates and how the different worlds have different viewpoints. But I admit that I was rather annoyed about the condition Miranda finds herself in. Beyond that, I am interested in seeing how this series progresses.

I received this from the author for a review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sandra Keys on Sep. 24, 2011 : star star star star
So what happens when a powerful elvish monarch,the Chi'kehra of the old world of Sidhi opens a doorway from Sídhí to Earth?
He then stumbles upon a beautiful halfling girl who may spell doom for his entire world. When she turns out to be his predestined lifeMate, he knows without a shadow of doubt, his day has gone from bad to worse. Full-bloods, especially royals, never mate with halflings.
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So what's a girl to do when her destined lifeMate tries to kill her?
It all begins late one night about midnight ~ the only realistic time for a blood drinker to be out and about.
Miranda is having a fun-filled trip to Tulsa, celebrating her seventeenth birthday. Well, it was fantastic until her lifeMate tries to kill her.
Life as she knows it has changed partly down to the fact she is almost too injured to even move unaided. At the moment her most pressing problems are about to come down to two critical facts: She needs to stay away from sharp swords and try not fall off the commode!


I initially found it difficult to get into this book at the beginning of it as it is talking about "Sidhi Politics"
Once Miranda and Colin meet is when the book really starts, I am calling this a book, but you could describe it as either a novella or short tale. I loved that the scenarios in the tale were looked at from both Colins point of view and his thoughts, then it switches and you get Mirandas feeling, thoughts and view. Am certainly not an old romantic but I did love the concept of the "Song of the Sidhi" and the whole Lifemates theory. Even though this Lifemate theory is in the story the story in my opinion is still suitable for the YA/Teenage market. I feel this short tale also sets the scene for the following books (well, i hope there as good!) so you get the facts like Silver reduces Sidhi powers, that sidhi can speak to each other in their minds telepathically rather than verbally. It also explains the importance of the Chi'kehra is and that they control the crystal that is within everyone, and they can move/support objects with it. I found the book interesting and a great read that after one false start (not due to the book) I read in one sitting. Am looking forward to reading more of Miranda and Colin's tale. I hope there is more of Miranda and Colin, that's the only fault I had, i wished it was longer,...a full length novel. I would also say that this series is aimed at the older teen/adult due to the content.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christie Silvers on Aug. 25, 2011 : star star star star
I really enjoyed this story. The details were exquisite with characters you can love. Wish it was longer, as I'd love to know more about Miranda & Colin. :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mrs Jejung on Aug. 17, 2011 : star star star star star
I absolutely adore it.
The world created by Jodie is rich and original, their characters are appealing and she writes in a way that you keep reading page after page with a need to know what happens next. I wished it was longer!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Millicent Ashby on Aug. 10, 2011 : star star star star
I was amazed how the characters were well developed. The main character is one where you could feel what she's going through. Then you could also feel her strength. Well done!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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