Sunday, January 25, 2015

ARC REVIEW: The Lost Chalice by Anita Clenney



~ Genre ~ Romantic Suspense, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

~ Blurb ~

Adrenaline-fueled adventure and epic romance mix seamlessly in the third installment of New York Times bestselling author Anita Clenney’s Relic Seekers series.

Relic hunter and archaeology expert Kendall Morgan has a lot on her mind. After finding the Fountain of Youth—and discovering that Nathan, her handsome billionaire boss, might actually be her long-lost childhood love—she could really use some time to think. Except a two-thousand-year-old Protettori guardian has just teleported into her bathroom, desperate for help.

The Reaper, an ancient and sinister being consumed with finding the world’s most powerful relics, is after the Holy Grail. Now Kendall must use her sixth sense to find it first. With both Nathan and her brooding bodyguard, Jake, by her side, Kendall sets out to find the lost chalice in a dangerous quest that will test her abilities, her heart, and everything she thought she knew. 

~ My Review ~

The third book in Anita Clenney’s Relic Seeker series is full of action packed intrigue and romance. There are lots of twists and turns to the plot but she does an amazing job of keeping the reader clear headed and not confused about what is happening.

The secondary characters of Raphael, Marco and the Reaper will keep the reader on their toes with some surprising revelations and a large presence in the storyline. Another secondary character is introduced, Gregor now I wonder if he is going to be a villain who joins forces with the Reaper or goes after the Reaper. 

Kendall’s personality continues to expand creating a captivating character that will hold your attention throughout the book. I do love how strong she is and how she tries to rationalize her feelings for both Nathan and Jake. But I have to say both Nathan and Jake‘s characters have grown more defined in this book as well causing a dilemma for me as to which of the men she should choose. 

In this book the mystery behind her long-lost childhood love Adam is solved and I am happy to say that is was who I was hoping it to be. Also the mystery to who is the child of the Reaper is solved. It was not who I thought. I do love a book that isn't easy to solve.

This book isn’t just about her relationships with these two men. It is an action packed adventure with a wow factor ending that I did not see coming but REALLY loved. This book answers the question of why Nathan's eyes change and he becomes super human. I look forward to the next book in this series.

A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.

I give it 5 STARS and recommend it for everyone.


~ My Rating ~ 

~ Reading Order ~ Guardians Of Stone, Fountain Of Secrets, The Lost Chalice 

Check out my review on Guardians Of Stone
Check out my review on Fountain Of Secrets

~ About The Author ~ Anita Clenney

My name is Anita Clenney and I write Mysteries and Paranormal Romantic Suspense. I’ve worked in a pickle factory (picture Lucy and Ethel, hair nets and all--lasted half a day), a preschool, booked shows for Aztec Fire Dancers, been a Secretary, Executive Assistant, and a Realtor, and through it all, I’ve been in love. Sometimes it was wonderful, sometimes it hurt so bad I could hardly breathe. Then I found Mr. Right, and the two of us multiplied into a family of four. We live in Virginia, not far from Washington, DC, where we are slaves to a white Boxer named Lily, who thinks we live and breathe to buy new stuff for her to chew up. My husband is a Network Architect, and it’s a good thing because technology doesn’t like me. My son plans to be a famous hockey or football player, and my daughter will probably figure out a way to rule the world.

With scenes rolling nonstop in my head and my feet rarely on the ground, I should have realized that I was born to write much earlier in life, but alas, no. Not until I was on the wrong side of 40 did I hear the keyboard calling me. But then I tend to do things backwards.

When I decided to wrestle the stories in my imagination and dreams onto the page, my husband and kids encouraged me all the way. Even when I was in the middle of a heated battle with warriors and demons and forgot that people in the real world had to eat dinner and that dishes didn’t wash themselves, still my family supported me. Finally it paid off. After three years, eleven months and twenty-two days, I got THE CALL from my wonderful agent Christine Witthohn of  Book Cents Literary Agency, who is really Wonder Woman in disguise. A publisher wanted to buy my story. MY STORY!!! Not just one, but three of them. A new journey begins and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

Some of my favorite things:

God -- Family (greatest family in the world) -- Diamonds (ooh la la, do I love diamonds)  --  Blue Jeans  --  Interior Decorating (I admit I have a fetish for beautiful mirrors)  --  Trees and Summer breezes (there’s nothing better than the wind whispering in the leaves on a warm, summer day, especially if you're curled up with a book) --  Reading --  Shopping for bargains (I buy so many they’re no longer a bargain. Can you say one in every color please?)  --  Junk food (trying to control that but not having much luck) --  The TV show LOST  --  Loreena McKennitt’s music  --  Mysteries and Romance… of course  --  And my fabulous editing partner, writer Dana Rodgers, another of my favorite things. I don’t know what I’d do without her.


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