Eversong (The Kindred, #1)
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant “skillfully melds history and legend” (RT Book Reviews) in a brand new series – The Kindred.To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…Unparalleled in beauty and daring, Leoma has been raised with a single-minded focus—to wipe out corrupt witches. But when her new target leads her to a discovery that unveils a graver plan from the Coven, she doesn’t hesitate to follow. Yet, she’s not the only one on the hunt. And the sexy, infuriating man who crosses her path could prove to be a distraction—something she’s never encountered before.Honor and family mean everything to Braith. When his life is turned upside down by the murder of his ward and heir without cause or reason, he has no choice but to turn to vengeance. Until a stunning, dangerous woman continues to thwart his efforts at every turn. Now, he must battle not only his need for revenge but his desire for the female, as well.

Eversong (The Kindred, #1) Details

TitleEversong (The Kindred, #1)
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ReleaseNov 20th, 2017
PublisherDL Grant, LLC
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GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Witches, Mystery, Drama, Action

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Eversong (The Kindred, #1) Review

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing particularly wrong with this, but for some reason it's failing to hold my interest. I love the heroine a lot, but I'm not feeling enough excitement over the story to continue right now. Maybe I'll pick this back up later if the mood strikes me.
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  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal aspe Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal aspects in it so I was eager to try this series. Grant has always been good with historical settings, but it did take me a while to get into this book. Maybe it was the setting or the writing style, but it did require some time to adjust to.Another interesting thing about this series is also the characters. The heroine, Leoma, is slightly different than Grant’s other heroines and although I can easily explain why, I think part of what makes this book enjoyable is if you discover this for yourself, especially if you’re a Grant fan. You can tell that she tried hard to deliver something different for her readers and I’m glad she decided to release this book. I look forward to jumping back into this world with the next book in the series. *ARC provided by authorReviewed by Annie❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤
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  • Sofia Lazaridou
    January 1, 1970
    Eversong is the first full-length book in the Kindred series by Donna Grant. In this book, we have Leoma a brave hunter who is after the Coven and Braith a man who seeks revenge from the Coven. They join forces to end the witches and during their quest they manage to fall in love. Before you begin this book keep in mind that is set around the 14th century. If you don't like that or witches, hunters and other stuff that come with them don't try to read the book. The main villain of the series is Eversong is the first full-length book in the Kindred series by Donna Grant. In this book, we have Leoma a brave hunter who is after the Coven and Braith a man who seeks revenge from the Coven. They join forces to end the witches and during their quest they manage to fall in love. Before you begin this book keep in mind that is set around the 14th century. If you don't like that or witches, hunters and other stuff that come with them don't try to read the book. The main villain of the series is going to be the witches. If you do like this stuff prepare for a journey. The story seemed simple at first, but new characters were introduced and we had some revelations that made the book better than just good. I hope we will see more of Braith and Leoma in the upcoming books because not only were they a great couple, but they also have to take care of a couple of things. The next book will future a new couple and I don't remember if we have met them in this book, but I hope they will be from Leoma's clan.I am definitely looking forward to the next book. We saw some secondary characters in this book that share their point of view with us and they were very interesting. I don't know if they are going to get their own book, but I hope they will at least appear in the series until it ends or they die (I hope they won't die and they will live happily ever after. Amir man, I am looking at you and your lady). I liked the pace of the story, but I couldn't help but feel like the wording of the characters was not appropriate for the time the book was set. It felt too modern time-y for me. I don't read many books like that and it might be just me, but I can't get it out of my head and that's one of the reasons I cannot give a higher rating to the book.
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  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal aspe Donna Grant has done something quite new and unique with this series. While we’ve seen a lot of Paranormal Romance and some Contemporary Romance from her, she’s gone for a different route with The Kindred series. This new series is a medieval romance with a little bit of a paranormal twist. However, what is unique about this series is that the main characters aren’t supernatural, their enemies are.It’s been a long time since I’ve read a medieval romance, especially one with some paranormal aspects in it so I was eager to try this series. Grant has always been good with historical settings, but it did take me a while to get into this book. Maybe it was the setting or the writing style, but it did require some time to adjust to.Another interesting thing about this series is also the characters. The heroine, Leoma, is slightly different than Grant’s other heroines and although I can easily explain why, I think part of what makes this book enjoyable is if you discover this for yourself, especially if you’re a Grant fan. You can tell that she tried hard to deliver something different for her readers and I’m glad she decided to release this book. I look forward to jumping back into this world with the next book in the series.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Eversong by Donna Grant is the First Book in "The Kindred" series. This is the story of Leoma and Braith. Wow... Where to even start. This was just so exciting and a great start to what is going to be such a good series. This is a period storyline around the 14 Century that deals with Good Witches, Bad Wiitches, warlocks and of course those who are hunting them. Leoma only focus from a early ages was to wipe out the evil witches. Leoma is a strong fighting hunter who stands out but follows what Eversong by Donna Grant is the First Book in "The Kindred" series. This is the story of Leoma and Braith. Wow... Where to even start. This was just so exciting and a great start to what is going to be such a good series. This is a period storyline around the 14 Century that deals with Good Witches, Bad Wiitches, warlocks and of course those who are hunting them. Leoma only focus from a early ages was to wipe out the evil witches. Leoma is a strong fighting hunter who stands out but follows what she knows is best. Braith was a warrior too but had planned on not fighting again and look toward family with his young ward. But that was changed when his ward was lost to him...revenge became his new quest. That when he meets Leoma who he thinks can help him find his revenge and maybe more along the way.Really enjoyed their story!!https://twitter.com/soapsrus68https://www.facebook.com/RomanceBookR...http://booklikes.com/bloghttp://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/https://romancebookreviewforyou.wordp...https://www.tumblr.com/blog/romancebo...
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  • books are love
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great first book in the series. I love the strength of the female leads in this book. Leoma is a witch hunter. Well she hunts those that wish to cause harm to others with their powers. She is strong, fierce and smart. Upon running into Braith we see instant attraction and hope. Hope that someone will understand her and still wish to be with her.Braith gives her this and more. He shows her respect as well. He listens and takes her advice. Braith has seen war. He has had to deal with bl This was a great first book in the series. I love the strength of the female leads in this book. Leoma is a witch hunter. Well she hunts those that wish to cause harm to others with their powers. She is strong, fierce and smart. Upon running into Braith we see instant attraction and hope. Hope that someone will understand her and still wish to be with her.Braith gives her this and more. He shows her respect as well. He listens and takes her advice. Braith has seen war. He has had to deal with blood on his hands and now he wants to live in peace. Only the coven has need of him and they will do anything to get him in their clutches. He is a wonderful character. He is strong and kind. But also fierce and battle. He listened to Leoma and fell in love with her strength and character. They fought side by side to protect others and him.I loved how it wasn’t revealed until the end why the coven wanted Bratih. This kept us wondering and more in the moment. Feeling the emotions and fear from Leoma and Braith. I liked the discovery we saw Leoma have about male warlocks being out there and how they helped her. the story was filled with danger and intrigue. We also had some sizzling attraction between Braith and Leoma. An attraction that went further but also bound them together. The fight to keep Braith from the coven and figure out what the coven is up to is nailbiting. the detail is wonderful, plot intriguing and characters have you love them from the beginning. The coven you just don’t like and root for them to be beaten. The ending was great and love who it implies there is more to come but also if one doesn’t, the story for doesn’t feel it needs more explanation only that the characters have more adventure to come. A wonderfully intriguing story that will have you on your toes and wanting more.
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  • Books 2 Blog
    January 1, 1970
    First off, this book was literally magically delicious! When I found this author’s work over the summer at my local library, I loved how she spun paranormal fantasy and immersed myself in her world of Dragon Kings. From then, I knew I would read everything I could get my hands on. Eversong blew magic across my ipad as soon as it landed and simply swept me away from the first page.The author brings what I consider “old school” wizardry roaring back to the literary world in this book. From magic s First off, this book was literally magically delicious! When I found this author’s work over the summer at my local library, I loved how she spun paranormal fantasy and immersed myself in her world of Dragon Kings. From then, I knew I would read everything I could get my hands on. Eversong blew magic across my ipad as soon as it landed and simply swept me away from the first page.The author brings what I consider “old school” wizardry roaring back to the literary world in this book. From magic swords to Nordic symbols to blood magic to a love story between a Hunter and the chosen Warden of the Blood Skull, I found myself lost in the imagery, the setting and the plot of “good triumphing over evil, even if it means death.” Leoma, a Hunter, reminded me of Wonder Woman’s innate power. A great warrior from birth but abandoned and lost as a child, Leoma is taken in by those who would form the Hunters. Enduring years of training in order to come into her own as a force to be reckoned with in battle, Leoma’s revenge journey leads her to more than she bargained for when she set out. That said, I think Leoma has some hidden secrets I can’t wait to read about in the next book. At least I'm hoping ..ha!Her fierce warrior qualities and her deep loyalty to her cause ensnares a hero/warrior in his own right, Braith. Attraction arcs between Leoma and Braith from the moment their eyes meet. They are both intense characters you can’t help but want them to get together faster as you can feel it from them. The wait is worth it though as their journey is fraught with danger at every turn from the Coven. When these two face down evil of the Coven Elders together, the bond between them gets cemented in blood.I can safely say this booked completely checked all my boxes for an exciting and exhilarating paranormal read and I will keep an avid eye out for the next book. This is more than a 5 star read for me.B2B Mila
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  • Brigitte
    January 1, 1970
    Eversong is a fascinating introduction to The Kindred Series. It revolves around witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland. It introduces the Varroki, ancestors of the Vikings.Leoma is a skilled witch hunter, trained in various fighting techniques. Her target is a Coven of witches who cruelly and indiscriminately use their magic to gain power. Braith is an Earl who has left his warring days behind. His ward was his only family, now he is on his own and on a quest f Eversong is a fascinating introduction to The Kindred Series. It revolves around witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland. It introduces the Varroki, ancestors of the Vikings.Leoma is a skilled witch hunter, trained in various fighting techniques. Her target is a Coven of witches who cruelly and indiscriminately use their magic to gain power. Braith is an Earl who has left his warring days behind. His ward was his only family, now he is on his own and on a quest for revenge. Braith is persuing the witch, responsible for his loss and when he finds her, Leoma gets in his way. He is not aware of what Brigitta, the witch is capable of. He is impressed by Leoma's beauty and skills. He goes after her, knowing that she will lead him to his target. The path is a difficult and blood curdling one. What they witness is beyond comprehension and they realise that they have a common goal. Once Braith becomes aware of the hunters' purpose, he readily offers assistance. A mutual admiration and attraction begin to develop. Could this lead to romance? Braith proves his loyalty once committed to the cause. Leoma is a worthy warrior who will risk anything to thwart evil. The Elders are scheming and callous. The Varroki are respectable and despise evil. It's an exciting and rivetting story. There is betrayal, cruelty, magic, bloodsheds, loyalty, dedication and unconditional love. An intriguing concept with well developed characters. I absolutely love this first installment and look forward to what follows. Highly recommend. I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
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  • Rhiannon St. Clair
    January 1, 1970
    ***I received an ebook copy from the author at no cost***Eversong is outside the realm of the genres that I usually read within, but I’m so happy I picked it up because it’s a breathtaking story!Historical elements were woven into this piece, and I loved the presence of witches, wizards, warlocks, and the like. Grant painted a picture with her words, and I found myself catapulted into this space that had both paranormal and fantasy elements to it.I enjoyed the plot of this story. When two people ***I received an ebook copy from the author at no cost***Eversong is outside the realm of the genres that I usually read within, but I’m so happy I picked it up because it’s a breathtaking story!Historical elements were woven into this piece, and I loved the presence of witches, wizards, warlocks, and the like. Grant painted a picture with her words, and I found myself catapulted into this space that had both paranormal and fantasy elements to it.I enjoyed the plot of this story. When two people are working toward the same goal, they can either come together, or they can work against one another, and I liked how these two chose the later option. There was mystery, adventure, action, and of course romance, and these different pieces fit together perfectly.Leoma is a strong and fierce character, taking what was instilled in her since birth and using it to fight for good. Braith is heroic in his own right, and fiercely loyal. Both of the main characters were enjoyable and people that I felt like I could relate to. There was also great character development across the book, and I can’t wait to see what happens next for these two as the series unfolds.The romance aspect in this book is a slow burn, which I adore. There was a fiery connection between Leoma and Braith from the get go, but no there was no intsa-love to be found here. The connection formed between these characters is made only more intense by the journey they are on and the experiences that they endure together.If you like fantasy books, this is definitely one I’d pick up. And if you’re a fan of historical romance, it just might be your cup of tea too!Four stars to this novel!
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  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!I fell in love with this book from the Forward. A very heartfelt telling by the author as to why she wrote the story. Historical Romance was also my first love. And then I found Paranormal and I find I often forget how much I love Historical. This novel brings the richness, grit and tradition of the middle ages and weaves in the fantastical world of witches and warlocks. Throw in a bit of Viking mythology and a heroine in a very non-traditional role---you get a kick ass story!I love th 4.5 Stars!I fell in love with this book from the Forward. A very heartfelt telling by the author as to why she wrote the story. Historical Romance was also my first love. And then I found Paranormal and I find I often forget how much I love Historical. This novel brings the richness, grit and tradition of the middle ages and weaves in the fantastical world of witches and warlocks. Throw in a bit of Viking mythology and a heroine in a very non-traditional role---you get a kick ass story!I love that the lead characters--Leoma and Braith-- are not the paranormal aspects of the story. They are the warriors. From their first meet, I could tell that they would be drawn together and a perfect match. Both have great personality and an underlying goodness about them. When they finally give into the tension between them, it seals the deal on the feelings they have been fighting toward each other. We have some mystery and intrigue happening. The Coven--a large and powerful group of witches--is up to something. Leoma and Braith are able to hold them off for now. I suspect we will have more encounters in the next book. I was very intrigued by the Varroki. I'll take more of them in the next book as well. Great start to the series. Looking forward to reading more!*Complimentary copy provided for and honest review.
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  • Ria - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
    January 1, 1970
    Donna Grant has once again written a story that kept me glued to its pages. EVERSONG, is the first book in her Kindred Series, and is not connected to any of her other series. Set around the 14th century, this story involves witches, warlocks and witch hunters.Braith is a warrior, a man out to seek revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward and only remaining person he classed as family. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especially those who Donna Grant has once again written a story that kept me glued to its pages. EVERSONG, is the first book in her Kindred Series, and is not connected to any of her other series. Set around the 14th century, this story involves witches, warlocks and witch hunters.Braith is a warrior, a man out to seek revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward and only remaining person he classed as family. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especially those who murdered her friend. When these two team up to rid their world of The Coven, witches who desire power and spare no thought for others.This is an exhilarating story, a journey that is monumental. It is a magical story involving some of the most powerful and strong characters, I have seen in Ms Grant's books. I was thrilled that most of these characters were women - not many books of this genre have strong female leads.Another epic series in the making. I wait patiently (not really) for the next books in this series. A highly recommended read.Read and Reviewed for Reading Is Our SatisfactionFIVE STARS
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  • Ashley Westphall-carr
    January 1, 1970
    I love this start of a new series!!! I’m blown away by this book. Leoma was trained from an early age to take down the Coven. She was orphaned and her surrogate parents brought her up to do battle with the Coven. Leoma is a Hunter, she protects innocents and the witches that don’t want to join the Coven. She is hunting a member of the Coven when she crosses paths with Braith. Come to find out they were both hunting the same witch. Braith is distraught because of the murder of his ward and is o I love this start of a new series!!! I’m blown away by this book. Leoma was trained from an early age to take down the Coven. She was orphaned and her surrogate parents brought her up to do battle with the Coven. Leoma is a Hunter, she protects innocents and the witches that don’t want to join the Coven. She is hunting a member of the Coven when she crosses paths with Braith. Come to find out they were both hunting the same witch. Braith is distraught because of the murder of his ward and is out for revenge. Leoma spins an unbelievable tale of magic and witches that is hard for Braith to comprehend, but when there is irrefutable proof Braith is convinced. Now he is battling along side this warrior woman. Will they both come out of the battle unscathed? With the addition of unknown combatants will the tide shift into the Hunters favor? I can’t wait for the next book in this series. Ms. Grant is a brilliant writer and I just love her books. ** I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **
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  • MillsyLovesBooks
    January 1, 1970
    This book pulled me in from just the cover reveal it's a stunning cover. Eversong is a full to the brim captivating introduction to The Kindred Series. A story of witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland. “First, you need to understand two truths. There are witches among us, and magic is real.” Braith is a warrior, he's seeking revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especi This book pulled me in from just the cover reveal it's a stunning cover. Eversong is a full to the brim captivating introduction to The Kindred Series. A story of witches, warlocks and witch hunters in 14th century England and Scotland. “First, you need to understand two truths. There are witches among us, and magic is real.” Braith is a warrior, he's seeking revenge on the witch who murdered his young ward. Leoma is a witch hunter, a young woman who has vowed to destroy all evil witches, especially those who murdered her friend. When these two team up to rid their world of The Coven, witches who desire power and spare no thought for others. With betrayal, cruelty, magic, bloodshed, loyalty, dedication and unconditional love. An intriguing concept with well developed characters. I loved this first instalment and look forward to what is to come. Highly recommend.
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  • Petula
    January 1, 1970
    Braith is a born warrior who was hoping he had at last washed the last of the blood from his hands. That was until someone he allowed into his home killed his young Ward. He will get his vengeance or die trying. Leoma is a hunter for the Hunter's Coven. She is after an evil witch who killed her friend. Leona has no magic of her own, just a special sword that can deflect magic and kill witches. It seems as if someone else is looking for her target. This is an all action magical story with very po Braith is a born warrior who was hoping he had at last washed the last of the blood from his hands. That was until someone he allowed into his home killed his young Ward. He will get his vengeance or die trying. Leoma is a hunter for the Hunter's Coven. She is after an evil witch who killed her friend. Leona has no magic of her own, just a special sword that can deflect magic and kill witches. It seems as if someone else is looking for her target. This is an all action magical story with very powerful characters. Our heroine can definitely kick ass. There are some marvelous and bloody battles, and a very surprising ending. It is the first book in a series that I will definitely be reading more of.
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  • Torie
    January 1, 1970
    Leoma has been trained since she was a child to be a hunter. Hunters are people who fight the evil witches of the coven.  When Leoma's best friend is killed by the Coven she is dead set on revenge. Braith is a knight searching for the person who killed his ward. He is also dead set on revenge. Leoma and Braith's paths cross and the realize that they are after the same person. Will the try to sabotage each other or work together for a common goal?Along the way we start to learn what the Coven wan Leoma has been trained since she was a child to be a hunter. Hunters are people who fight the evil witches of the coven.  When Leoma's best friend is killed by the Coven she is dead set on revenge. Braith is a knight searching for the person who killed his ward. He is also dead set on revenge. Leoma and Braith's paths cross and the realize that they are after the same person. Will the try to sabotage each other or work together for a common goal?Along the way we start to learn what the Coven wants. Will they be out started by the evil witches? Do the even stand a chance against the evil witches?This book will not disappoint! I loved every second I spent reading it!
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  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    Braith is an earl on the hunt for a witch, he gets stopped in his tracks by a woman named Leoma who happens to be a Witch hunter and is after the same woman/witch. They agree to go hunting together, on their journey they find danger, betrayal, magic and romance.I found this a great start to a new series, it is a set in a time gone by, no mobile phones to communicate, just ravens! The characthers are developed through the story and you soon become attached and find yourself taking a deep breath w Braith is an earl on the hunt for a witch, he gets stopped in his tracks by a woman named Leoma who happens to be a Witch hunter and is after the same woman/witch. They agree to go hunting together, on their journey they find danger, betrayal, magic and romance.I found this a great start to a new series, it is a set in a time gone by, no mobile phones to communicate, just ravens! The characthers are developed through the story and you soon become attached and find yourself taking a deep breath when danger is afoot. So in this book you have Witch Hunters and Witches and another faction that is very interesting!I look forward to reading more in this series.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a great start to the The Kindred series. Leoma is such a kick butt character. I love how this book is more focused on the strong female character. That is not to say the men in this book aren't strong but women rule. Leoma and Braith make the perfect pair and it was fun to go on an adventure with them. It was nice to see Enra and Radnar again even it was only for a short time in the book. I am guessing we will see more of them in the coming books. I look forward to seeing where thi This book was a great start to the The Kindred series. Leoma is such a kick butt character. I love how this book is more focused on the strong female character. That is not to say the men in this book aren't strong but women rule. Leoma and Braith make the perfect pair and it was fun to go on an adventure with them. It was nice to see Enra and Radnar again even it was only for a short time in the book. I am guessing we will see more of them in the coming books. I look forward to seeing where this series goes.*Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read this for my honest opinion*
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  • Robyn
    January 1, 1970
    Donna got me again!! I loved this series and I can't wait until the next one!! I'm hoping it's the couple I think it is!! And I see a love triangle as a possibility!! This series has great potential for many books to come!!
  • Joanne Watkins USA
    January 1, 1970
    OkThis started well. The idea of the hunter and the coven was interesting. But it fell short for me as it seemed too coincidental and the story fell into place.
  • Jennifer Becker
    January 1, 1970
    I'm glad to see Donna writing historical romances again. I've missed them great magic and suspense. she always leaves you hanging to the end.
  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    This book took me on a thrill ride of epic proportions. It thrills me to no end that Ms. Grant has started another Medieval paranormal series. Although there hasn't been a book she has written that I don't absolutely love with every cell of my body, this series will be in my all-time favorites (3#) and reread pile. You can feel the chemistry for the first time Leoma and Braith meet. Sparks fly! This story will hypnotize you and you won't realize where the last 5 hours went. The story is fast pac This book took me on a thrill ride of epic proportions. It thrills me to no end that Ms. Grant has started another Medieval paranormal series. Although there hasn't been a book she has written that I don't absolutely love with every cell of my body, this series will be in my all-time favorites (3#) and reread pile. You can feel the chemistry for the first time Leoma and Braith meet. Sparks fly! This story will hypnotize you and you won't realize where the last 5 hours went. The story is fast paced and completely enthralling.
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