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Forbidden Forest (The Legends of Regia Book 1) by [Jayne, Tenaya]
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Book one in the nationally bestselling fantasy romance series!

*Over One Million Downloads!

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.

Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.

Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn't matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

*Book two, FOREST FIRE is available now.
*Book three, VERDANT is available now.
*Book four, DARK SOUL is available now.
*Book five, BURNING BRIDGES available now.
*Book six, BLOOD LOCK available now.
*Book seven, LIGHTNING FLOWER will be out December 2016. Final Book

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4483 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC; 2 edition (5 December 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JVTLA6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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At first i Honestly was not sure about this book i mean, how many mythical creatures can you put in one place? But I continued on reading because well, Forest is just so funny. She made me laugh and i really loved her view on... Pretty much EVERYTHING and then Syrus came into it and i figured it was pretty obvious what was going to happen but again... I kept reading because in truth i am uterly obsessed and inlove with these charactors and the story. I love how annoyed she gets and i love how sweet he is about her! Ummm when he watches her sleep, cute cute cute.
HIGHLY recommending this book. Just got number 2 amd excited to start it :-)
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I have laughed so many times, reading this book. A sweatshirt with "Team Jacob" on, too funny! I love Forest, she is absolutely amazing. She's got a temper, she's strong, witty, independent. Syrus is kinda perfect. He is strong and vulnerable at the same time. I really enjoyed following them on their journey, seeing their relationship grow, change.
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This is the first story of this genre that I have read. I found it was good reading with plenty of action. It requires the readers to concentrate on the story to maintain all aspects of its mixture.
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2.0 out of 5 stars 5 star reviews? 17 July 2013
By Dawn Swan - Published on
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It is always interesting to see how others react to books I've read. But I am very surprised by all the 5 star reviews. I actually did read the whole book. I kept expecting it to grow into something more as I continued on. But it just got to be kind of a joke instead. I liked all the characters. Even though the 2 main characters had split personalities - one a mature adult, the other a twelve year old. Even though the only real action between them was " Yes, I want it!" "No, I don't" "Yes, I want you!" No, I can't!" "Yes" "No, wait!" Yes!" No!" ---- on to second book in series.... For a hero who had never been to earth I was surprised on how up he was on human adolescent communication. To me it kind of defeats the purpose of a believable romantic interest when he goes ga ga over Fruit Loops and wears a Spider Man knapsack. The quick jumps from adolescent to mature warrior by both of them left me dizzy. I don't know how either of them survived this book. I have never read a book where the "whole" book was simply lust that was unfulfilled. If the redundancy was taken out it would be a 30 page book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars 12 December 2012
By The Every Free Chance Reader - Published on
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Did I enjoy this book: I ended up enjoying this book after I got past the first 75 pages or so. Then, I had to see how it ended. I read every free chance I had until I reached the end.

I found the beginning kind of slow. It is difficult for me to explain why I found the beginning hard to get through. I was glad to learn about the different classes, races, and cultures of the characters. We have shapeshifters, vampires, werewolves, elves, and halflings. The world building was amazing as well. Very descriptive. I could see everything in my mind's eye. But it was just slow to read. I wanted it to move a bit faster.

Also, the transitions between points of view was sometimes difficult to keep up with. The points of view shifted between Forest, Syrus, the king, Kitch, Phillippe, and a few tohers. I wanted the transitions to be a bit smoother and clearer. I caught on but it was rough sometimes.

The two main characters were very well written. Forest is a halfling who is looked down upon but who is also an excellent fighter. She is hard and tough yet broken and sad. She has amazing strength...she went along with escorting the vampire prince despite her absolute hatred of vampires. She did what she had to do. Forest is a complex character that was developed wonderfully. Syrus, the vampire prince, was arrogant but humbled. The fact that he was blinded helped him become less arrogant. Syrus, too, was a complex character but endearing.

These two characters together had wonderful chemistry. The way they interacted with each other had me laughing at times, sighing at times, getting frustrated at times. I just thoroughly enjoying their story. This is the point where I really got into the book and wanted to see how it ended. I was invested in Forest and Syrus.

Speaking of the ending...UGH! What a cliffhanger!!!! I will definitely be reading the next book in this series. I have to know what happens next!

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book.

Will I read it again: I will not but I will read book 2, Forest Fire.
44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars and more! 10 October 2012
By kirstyv - Published on
For a huge fan of fantasy fiction, I was slightly apprehensive to Tenaya Jayne's approach to the genre . . . but OH! I love being surprised!! :-)
For me this book was like the treasure box full of jewellery and sparkly things I used to play with as a little girl at my Nan's . . . I used to dress up and play pretend for hours with the pretty ornaments, kind of like the way I hid inside the pages of 'Forbidden Forest', letting its fantasy and characters envelop me.
Tenaya Jayne has created a world so vivid, yet outside the normal genre of the fantasy/paranormal that the story was absorbing and Forest is a half-elf, half-shifter who hates vampires after being abused by one, but is now being sent on a mission to protect the Vampire Prince, Syrus, who seeks a wizard to restore his sight.
Amidst all of this, it appears that war is about to break out in Regia, the home of all paranormal 'creatures' and the werewolves, vampires, elves, ogres and witches are all ready to fight against and among each other.
However, Forest and Syrus find themselves only concerned with each other. Forest does not want to spend time with a vampire, particularly one she is having to fight her attraction to, and Syrus feels frustrated because he cannot see her face and does not know why she feels such an animosity towards him. The banter created by Tenaya Jayne is humorous and also filled with sexual tension and this atmosphere only intensifies throughout the book, but any reader expecting gratuitous sex scenes will be disappointed!
I want to rant on about what wonderful characters Forest and Syrus are - they kick-ass, together and alone! - and as they are written cleverly I felt as I was knowing them as friends and wanting to spend more time with them!
And the plot? I loved the threads and intricacies and the twists- I didn't want the end to come (and the sequel isn't ready!) but the irony is that the climax is worth getting to the end for!
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SO GLAD I DIDN'T PAY FOR THIS ONE 5 September 2013
By Joyce J. Ruskuski - Published on
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Normally I say when I review that you can't buck the majority when it comes to reviews, but in this case I have no CHOICE. My first and most important gripe about this story is it is a DREADED CLIFFHANGER. I hate them and I think that any author who writes them is little better than a hack, looking to capitalize the maximum they can without investing in actually writing something with an ending. Without the confidence to write a stand alone story, they/he/she feels it is necessary to drag the reader in and then BLACKMAIL them into buying the next book. Maybe because this one was free the author thought she had to make us buy the next to get some money.
I say if you can write you don't need to worry about readers buying the next book. You won't have to leave them hanging, because the minute it happens to me I absolutely will not buy the next book.

Okay that said. I found the characters in the story to be underdeveloped and often times I was left wondering exactly what is the author trying to say. I mean Forest the half Shifter / half elf hates vampires and the author touches on the reason but she never really gets around to giving us a real look at why, until we are so far into the story I no longer really care why.

I thought the fact that we were supposed to believe that some greater cosmic authority thought that Forest and the Vampire Prince Syrus should be true mates was absolutely stupid. If she really hated these beings how could she just be a mate to one.

All in all I am really glad I didn't pay for this one
26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother 29 December 2013
By iShopAMZN - Published on
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The Halfling, Forest, has been a social outcast all of her life due to her heritage. She is a portal guard to the human realm and although she hates all vampires because she was abused by one, Forest is sent on a mission to protect a vampire Prince on his journey to restore his sight.

I think the idea of the book had potential, but that potential was lost due to juvenile dialogue and underdeveloped characters. Prince Syrus turns out to be a former blood addict who rebelled against his parents and Forest comes off as a whiny teenager who can't control her emotions. Neither one of these characters lives up to the warriors they are suppose to be. In one part of the story, Syrus mind rapes Forest and yet Forest easily forgives him and they move on and fall in love. I don't think so.

I'm really glad that this book was free because I wouldn't pay for this book. As it is, I deleted this one from my Kindle.

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