It was nice to see how the other inhabitants of the Dark Lands have come in to play. You have woven the characters from these different peoples into your stories very well. I was pleased to see Mathin find someone and surprised and pleased to see Raziel's story.
I read this one along with The Charmer. It was great to get the insight into Jayem's and Wiley's characters; and to watch their love story unfold. This story also adds to The Charmer with the behind the scene's look, as it were, to that story. It helped to explain a lot, though the mystery regarding Wiley's Mother is a bit off kilter between the two stories. I really did enjoy this, though.
Knowing this is a short story does not mean I don't hunger for more. Surely Jordan must be special to have been selected for Griffin? Does she have some fae blood in her lineage? How long will her life-span be? I truly loved the characters and will enjoy a full blown series involving them if ever it comes about. Once again, Autumn has captured my interest and loyalty as a reader. I have read all the Dark Land books and am working on some of her other books. It's difficult not going for re-reads.
Once again you have done and outstanding job. I have read the Dark Lands series; the "Drac" books; Iron and Hemlock; Interstellar Lover; Through the Looking Glass; and now the two books in this set. I need to purchase the Sparks series before I read the one listed here, and am looking forward to reading these as well. I love your stories and can't imagine how you find all these ideas. Keep 'em coming! Thanks!
Great take on the Alice through the Looking Glass theme. I felt sorry that Cat didn't find someone special. He was interesting and would probably like you to find someone for him?? :) I enjoyed the reading, as always.
Liked the difference you made between the Draconian and a vampire. The alien Draconians are great. They're not just arrogant and physically appealing, they take care of their women...sometimes to the annoyance of the said women. Nice to see what they did with Antarctica by the way. Jaide's issues were ones many women could appreciate. It was good to see her finding her way through them. The characters were compelling; the plot kept me guessing (and groaning at the same time with frustration in a good way), and I was glad to see another story come from this one. Good job.
This sequal to Ride the Stars was another good read. The characters from RTS are pretty well integrated. However, I was trying to figure out when this took place in regard to the other story. Was it after the last one finished or during Jaide's two year absence? I would have thought she would meet Bali and befriend her at least at the epilogue. After all, Domino and his sisters would be hanging out with Skye's kid(s) wouldn't they. That was the only problem I had with this as a sequal. The story in itself was great. Very enjoyable reading.
Ally and Roland have A LOT of bad history to get over. They were both deceived in the past and blamed each other for years of hurt and betrayal. I was glad to see this as a companion/sequel to The Woman Within. You need to read both books to get the full story; but this one still can stand on its own. Very good reading once again.
I very much enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed. Good plot. Looking forward to the next one.
on May 21, 2011
This was a COMPLETE waste of my time! What was this? Is it the first part of a book? There is no ending!! It had a lot of promise, was just getting interesting and just stopped! If you really want to enjoy a fully written story, this is not it. It was like a partial book to get you hooked; then just left you dangling and said "the end". How awful!
It was a little difficult to get into the narrative aspects of reading just the thoughts of the main character, but it got better as it went along. I agree more dialogue was needed; however, there is a lot of potential for this author. I actually found myself enjoying this.
I kept reading this waiting to understand what exactly was happening. There were so many aspects to this book that were choppy and left questions. Sometimes you don't even know who the other character is talking to. Who is the dark haired ghost? Who went with Victoria to the grave? What was in the perfume and why did it effect them? What did the crow represent? etc, etc.. I felt confused and let down at the end. I wouldn't place a romance catagory to this as much as a mystery...what is going on. Sorry. Maybe if book 2 comes out you can explain more of what happened in 1.
I love your books, but this one failed to keep my attention. It was confusing at first, then... I don't know. I haven't even been able to finish it, and have gone back to try at least five times. Sorry!