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Blaze of Glory (Prospect Springs Shifters Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B005LVPIK0
- Publisher : The Raven Books; 1st edition (7 September 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 3454 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 136 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 342,731 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Short, fun and semi futuristic western paranormal romance.
Just left me wondering on answers which I hate.
Molly stops being Marshall Molly but what about the bounty on her head?
Why did Gerald get away with rape?
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The year is 2807, the place, Prospect Springs, New Earth - Welcome to the wild west, 1860s style, with a few modern adjustments.
The book is a combination of shifter romance, sci-fi and western and opens with the Jonathan MacSweeney, Werewolf and Sheriff of Prospect Springs, being told by his cousin Eli that he can't go to town "kicking up a row and laying claim to another man's property". The property in question is Jonathan's childhood sweetheart Molly Cogan, and the other man, her preacher father, who decided to marry her off to the rapist and major league slime Gerald Wilson in exchange for money.
Molly doesn't accept the future her father has laid out for her, but because her friend Lynette is trying to protect her from outlaws, she ends up in Prospect Springs on the appointed day, with her other friend Cole, having chased Lynnette down to stop her, and arrive just in time for all hell to break loose.
Despite having read this book several times before, at this point I got so involved in the unfolding story, that I forgot I was supposed to be reviewing it and making notes, and found myself at the end of the book before I knew it. This a testament to how good I think the book is. If it pulls me in, it is definitely worth reading, and more than once.
The cast of characters includes shape-shifters, fae, humans, the law and outlaws of all kinds. Following a pandemic and major seismic upheaval which completely reshaped the surface of the planet about a hundred years from now, the surviving population is living in isolated communities, with a computer network, steel steeds (which sound a lot like hovercraft), horses and dimensional travel ports along with 1860s values on women. And, like all her books, it gave me moments which were so funny they made me laugh.
The book has a number of unexpected stings to it's tail and to carry on giving details for the review would be giving away too many spoilers. If you like shifter romance, sci-fi or westerns with lots of hot stuff, then you should give this book a try. I did and loved it so much that I bought Parker's Honour, the second book in the series and read it on the same day. I loved that book too and have looked in vain for the other books in this series but have never been able to find them listed for sale anywhere.
This book started me on my love of Mandy's books and I have continued to buy them regularly and enjoy them immensely since then. They have hunky heroes, strong heroines, good story lines, humour and a HEA ending. Oh! and don't forget the hot stuff.
I have given this book 4 stars because it turned out alright in the end. It would have been 5 but I wasn't brought up to think of women as anything other than equal to, or better than, men and totally in control of their own lives and destinies. Women as property gets my back up.
Ten years ago, Molly was forced into something she didn't want, causing her to run away and toughen up in order to survive in a man's world. Even though she doesn't realise, Jonathon, her childhood sweetheart and now the sheriff of Prospect Springs, marked her as his, something that may just save her from a fate far worse than she could imagine...
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I've been looking forward to reading a book by Mandy M Roth ever since I heard about her, and now I've finally had a chance. I'm very glad to say that I wasn't disappointed either! I really enjoyed Blaze of Glory, and was surprised at how quickly I read it!
The first thing that really got me was the genre. In some ways I actually found it quite hard to pin down a genre, because there was a little bit of everything in there. It almost seemed like the author had decided on a load of genres they liked and wanted to do all of them, the best of it was that I actually thought it worked really well! There were quite strong paranormal elements, both with shifters and other magic, but mixed in with that there was also a Western style setting, and a post-apocalyptic vibe. This all came together to create a world that has me very intrigued.
I liked the fact that the hero and the heroine already liked each other, and already wanted each other. There wqas no fight to get them to admit their attraction to one another and no yielding as such. This made a change from most fiction, and though I don't actually mind romantic strife it is nice to have a break from it! Particularly when the world was so interesting.
While the story focused mainly on the hero and heroine, there were other characters that were introduced. Jonathan's brother Parker and cousin, Eli, were two, along with Molly's friends Cole and Lynn, all of who I'm now interested in finding out more about, the glimpses into their characters just got me intrigued!
Challenges: Winter COYER
This series is about the McSweeny men and this 1st book is based around sheriff Jon McSweeny, who finally wants to lay claim to his mate the heroine of the story Molly Cogan. Jon has known for a very long time that Molly was his mate, but thought at the time she was too young to claim. But certain events 1 night Jon did lay his scent on Molly, to which you will need to read about if you want to know why (evil I know! lol)
The book had me gripped from page 1, I found I couldn't and DIDN'T want to put the book down. It's fast paced with the fun, witty banter between the McSweeny boys from the off. Which had me laughing aloud several times, even Molly can hold her own with her quick mouth. It is a romance with some erotica scenes in it, but personally I don't think there's too much and I think it has been handled very well, not smutty or slutty at all.
Mandy m Roth has certainly pulled another great story out of the hat again. My only little niggle with the book was it is a novella and did find myself wanting more. But I'm gonna take that more with both hands with the 2nd book in the series "Parker's Honor". I can't wait to find out the story between Lynnette and Doc Parker McSweeny. She's certainly a mystery. And you will need to read in book order.
I love Mandy's books, I love her humour and sense of fun, she also manages to inject just the right amount of drama and mischief to keep you hooked on the story. The characters are always well written and they draw you in. That is certainly the case with Blaze of Glory, even though it was a short read it had it all.
I love the characters Jonathan is a yummy Alpha Male and Molly is the heroine who is a kickass herself and doesn't really need saving, but he does anyway,
If you want a quick and satisfying read with shifters and witches try this book, I don't think you will be disappointed
I think it's a perfect beginning to a new series of books - I'm looking forward to getting to know the characters as the series progresses.
I love the fact that there are both strong male and female characters in this book. Making them equal makes you want them to work as a team - and it's always good to see an alpha male be put in his place.
All in all, a good read. Can't wait for the next one in the series.