Review: BROKEN (Ancients of Light, #3) by Heather Fleener


The Light’s Duty to Protect 
A war over the fate of mankind sparked the creation of the Ancients – Light and Dark – one divinely-created guardians, the other hell-spawned killers. The conflict raged within the Realm for millennia, neither faction triumphant in its purpose. In recent history the Darks have adopted a more surreptitious path – the boom of technology allowing the Dark One to insinuate himself into the midst of those he would most like to destroy. Tragic consequences result when the Ancients of Light pursue the Darkness into the Outer Realm. The Prophecy continues…

Darkness Claimed Her Soul
The adversity of Kylie’s youth forged an indomitable spirit. A vibrant and strong woman determined to plot the course of her life with room for nothing beyond the next measure of success, Kylie believed in only herself, and most certainly neither destiny nor love. All those tenants were derailed with a single encounter, but the same man that tempted her to live again drew her into the middle of an aged war, the consequence being her own destruction, plummeting her into a hellish existence. 

A Warrior Haunted by His Failure 
Sayer’s mission was only to foil the latest plan of the Darks in the Outer Realm and return a few Vampire to Hell. Finding a perfect mortal that tempted him beyond all reason was unforeseen complication. Just when Sayer realizes that his eternity is meant for one alone, Kylie is destroyed by the Darks, and the loss drives him to the pits of despair, revealing events of the past that would best be long forgotten. 

Tragedy will Reveal Those of Divine Purpose
Sayer’s appearance in her life was the catalyst to fulfilling a destiny that has existed since Kylie’s creation. Their fate thwarted by Darkness, both shattered by tragedy, Kylie and Sayer must return to the love that once was while finding absolution and seeking forgiveness, or perish apart. Only once all that was broken is returned to unblemished will God’s own Warriors rise. The beginning of the beginning…


Wow,I loved Kylie and Sayer’s story! Actually I have loved the first two couples’ stories too but I think this one is my favorite so far.Though we may not have been through the extent of the pain and torment that Kylie has endured,I believe we call all relate to her on some level. Kylie and Sayer have to work through so much pain and torment from the past while trying to live in the present in hopes of having a future together. Their story is about loss, heartache,torment,betrayal,vengeance, friendship,trust,and forgiveness.
Kylie is trapped in darkness of no fault of her own but her actions while she was plagued with this darkness still grapples at her soul to once more pull her under.She must find a way to overcome her pain and forgive herself or risk the chance of loosing a new beginning,a mate who desperately loves her,and friends who care for her.I totally love the Realm and wished I could live in it as Heather does in her mind but I did end up having dreams of the Realm.Heather has created a unique world where Witch and Vampire fight together.There are those who prefer to live in the Dark believing one day their endeavors will prevail over the Light.While the Light does its best to thwart the attacks of the Dark and fulfill a prophecy in hopes of putting an end to the Dark.The Rise of the Queens has begun and now is the “The Beginning of the Beginning”.





About Author:

Heather Fleener lives in Indiana with her husband, D.A. and their twins, Thomas and Alexandra. Professionally she has spent her career working in the area of Intellectual Property law. 

Reading has been a passion of hers since she was young and she has been a closet-romance junkie her entire life. The romantic styles of Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood are her inspiration, though she has read and loved the stories of countless other authors. Her fascination with the paranormal began to form at the young age of six, watching late-night ghost and vampire movies with her Grandpa. Unfortunately, as a result, she also remains afraid of the dark to this day.

Combining her love of epic romances and the supernatural was a natural progression for her overactive imagination. When the idea for the Ancients of Light series began, it was an abstract story line rambling around in her head to help kill a few miles on the treadmill. As the stories and plotlines continued to grow, it finally became necessary to put the words to paper and build the characters that had been living in the Realm and having conversations in her head for months. 

Ancients of Light is a series of thirteen novels – a testament to many miles on the treadmill and lots of characters that insist on having their stories told.






Review of STAY by Jennifer Silverwood

    Blurb from Goodreads:

Sometimes, love isn’t as magical as people expect it to be… Rona believes love is nothing more than a myth, a tale for little girls. As the oldest daughter, she knows duty and family honor as well as the difference between salt and cinnamon. Until the immortal ruler of the seas appears from thin air and she is swept into a dark and dangerous affair. What was formerly myth soon becomes part of the everyday. And Rona believes when Seid tells her they will be together forever. 

But forever is a long time and after she betrays him, what was supposed to be an eternity in paradise becomes an eternity in hell. Now she is cursed, unable to feel human emotions except through the couples she is led to save. 

Two thousand years is an awfully long time to live alone. And the business of love saving isn’t what it used to be. By the twenty-first century, love has become an illusion as grandiose as magic and Rona’s ready to give up. Until the night she is seen by a human. Deep in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps, she recognizes him instantly. He may dress differently and have gained a few new scars, but she would recognize the face of her former lover in any lifetime. Trouble is, he seems to have no memory of her and he and his ex-girlfriend are the ones whose true love she’s meant to save. 

But when he starts to fall for her, she is forced to learn what it means to be human all over again. Past and present come full circle in this tale of love, forgiveness and woe.



 So I went into this story skeptical about true love prevailing.If you ask me if I believe in true love ,on most days I would say no.One failed marriage destroyed my belief in love.I believe true love only exists in books and movies.However,Jennifer’s writing motivates me to have hope that maybe true love it real.

Rona is dealt a bad hand when she seeks safety in the arms of Seid after her father has sold her for marriage to an abusive husband. Seid sees her decision as a betray;Rona sees her decision does as something she no choice but to do which stirs Seid’s anger to curse her.Now she must be the judge of true love for humans and its her jib to make sure true love prevails against the toughest trails.Her curse:she can never feel love again.But when she encounters her next mission it brings her face to face with a man who resembles Seid in almost everyday. Rona has hated and been bitter towards Seid for two thousand years but no the memories of her love for him return to the surface.Now she must chose to sacrifice what she wants for what she knows is right.Cain’s true love has shattered his heart but here is still connection between them. Rona must chose to save and strengthening this connection by giving up her chance to be with Cain or chose to be selfish for once and pursue love from this human.If she makes the wrong choice there could be dire consequences for them all.

Author Bio:

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website: http://jennifersilverwood.com