Tuesday, February 11, 2020

REVIEW a Warrior's Heart by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ This book is a great ending to this imaginative storyline.






A Warrior's Heart

The Shields Series

by Donna Grant


Publisher ~ Audible Escape
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Narrator ~ Antony Ferguson


There are those who would love to rid themselves of painful memories, to forget nasty pasts and mistakes. They say its hell to live with those memories. I say its hell to live without them. I have no memories of my past, my friends or family.

I owe my life to the Fae who discovered me bleeding and nearly dead at their doorway. They saved me and offered me a new life, regardless of my past. So I've served the Fae and the Shields since that day. My special knowledge of herbs and healing has been needed to save the Shields countless times. They are my brethren, my family, yet I am alone.

No matter where I search or what questions I ask, I discover nothing to open a doorway in my mind of locked memories. Until I catch a glimpse of a woman who seems as familiar to me as breathing.

Jayna.

Though she claims to not know me, our bodies know each other. Yet, I agonize over what she keeps hidden in the depths of her haunted hazel eyes. I fear the dark thoughts that lurk in my heart, and wonder at any black deeds in my past. If what I dread comes to pass, death will not come swift enough.

Above all, I must keep Jayna safe. She is the only one that has quieted my soul and shown me what serenity was.


The final book to The Shields series has all 5 shields and the Chosen as they collect together to end the danger by evil bent on annihilating all the realms. This time the monsters are even harder to beat as they get stronger each time one is destroyed.

Gabriel has memory loss and knows nothing of his past while Jayna does know his past. This is where the story gets really good. Jayna is out for revenge.

The reader will be taken on a merry chase as evil and Jayna start to wreak havoc in the lives of all the people in Stone Crest. This book is a great ending to this imaginative storyline.

4.5 STARS

Narrator Antony Ferguson, another solid 5 STARS because he is so unforgettable.


My Reviews Of The Series ~ 
A Dark Guardian - My Review
A Kind Of Magic - My Review
A Dark Seduction - My Review
A Forbidden Temptation - My Review
A Warrior's Heart - My Review

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Monday, February 10, 2020

REVIEW A Forbidden Temptation by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ So for this book wow. It moves quickly along then seems to be suspended in thin air as evil starts to line up things to tip the balance between good and evil.





A Forbidden Temptation

The Shields Series

by Donna Grant


Publisher ~ Audible Escape
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Narrator ~ Antony Ferguson


As one of the youngest men ever to have the title of general in ancient Rome's great army, fame and fortune were Valentius Romulus' bedmates. He was chosen by the Fae for his mastery of any weapon. Though the Shields like to claim they are stronger because of his skills, he knows he is only alive today because the Fae found him before his demons could put an end to his life. Adventure and danger have always ruled Valentius' life, and he thrives on the thrill of the hunt. He is loyal to the Shields, willing to give his life to follow Hugh and the others to fulfill their oaths to save the world. Who would have known following such great men would lead him to Nicole.

She is everything he has ever wanted in a woman and more. She is innocent, pure, and beautiful of face and spirit. And she deserves better than him. Yet, every time he thinks of her in the arms of another man, he finds that he cannot let her go. For better or worse, Nicole has bound herself to him. He just prays that the demons loosen their hold before the past catches up with him and repeats itself.


Val is very very deep in the secret he hides from his fellow Shields but in this book everything comes pouring out creating quite a mess for he and his fellow Shield Gabriel. But to be fair Gabriel has some pretty intense secrets of his own that I can't want to discover in the next book. 

So for this book wow. It moves quickly along then seems to be suspended in thin air as evil starts to line up things to tip the balance between good and evil.

Nicole is the woman they seek but her purity drove me a little batty but to be fair how could it be otherwise as she's not been around people her whole life. I must say she redeemed herself for me in the last two chapters by showing an internal hidden strength to be fearless. The monster is heartbreaking and I wonder if you will agree when you read the final pages.

Narrator Antony Ferguson, he never stops amazing with the depth of his character voices. 5 STARS he so unforgettable.


My Reviews Of The Series ~ 
A Dark Guardian - My Review
A Kind Of Magic - My Review
A Dark Seduction - My Review
A Forbidden Temptation - My Review
A Warrior's Heart - My Review

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REVIEW A Dark Seduction by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ The introduction of the monster who is set to kill her is done in a very mysterious way leaving the reader wondering just what type of animal/monster it could be. 





A Dark Seduction

The Shields Series

by Donna Grant


Publisher ~ Audible Escape
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Narrator ~ Antony Ferguson


Most would give all they had to be raised in the realm of the Fae. Cole had no choice. He was too young to remember anything of his own realm, save for snatches of memories that could be no more than his imagination. But if it hadn't been for the Fae who found him wandering between realms after his was destroyed, he would be dead now. It was the Fae who raised Cole and trained him in weaponry and battle skills until he became a warrior to be feared. When the same evil that destroyed his realm threatened Earth and the Fae, he was the first to volunteer for the Shields.

With his immortality the only link he has to his past, Cole now takes what comfort he can in the arms of women. He wants nothing more than one night with them, one night to forget that he cannot remember his family, one night to take what pleasure he can. It isn't until he finds Shannon that he begins to think of more than just one night in her arms.

Shannon has been brought back in time from Chicago to 1244 England because the evil knows what she is - one of the Chosen. Somehow the evil has found the Chosen before the Shields. His plan is to kill Shannon, but Cole won't allow that. His duty is to protect her at all costs. He's never known fear until now - until Shannon.


Time travel is one of my favorite types of reading. In this story Shannon comes back in time from Chicago much to her shock. This woman is fiesty and smart plus it was a joy watching her quickly figure things out in a calm way. I love her quick thinking and her ability to size up a situation quickly.

Cole is one of my favorite Shields.... he is strong and thoughtful but is spending too much time wenching to help forget his pain of not knowing who he is. Shannon makes him think different though and with her he begins to slowly change against his will.

The introduction of the monster who is set to kill her is done in a very mysterious way leaving the reader wondering just what type of animal/monster it could be. You'll love the intrigue.

Narrator Antony Ferguson, everything he narrates he will always rate 5 STARS he so unforgettable.


My Reviews Of The Series ~ 
A Dark Guardian - My Review
A Kind Of Magic - My Review
A Dark Seduction - My Review
A Forbidden Temptation - My Review
A Warrior's Heart - My Review

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REVIEW A Kind Of Magic by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ I love how the author weaves a story around each of them and quickly moves the story forward. 




A Kind of Magic

The Shields Series

by Donna Grant


Publisher ~ Audible Escape
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Narrator ~ Antony Ferguson


Roderick was born an immortal prince in the realm of Thales. Revered and respected, he lived a life of grandeur, but his one true love was fighting. He was given a special gift in his battle abilities and soon became known as Thales' finest warrior. But all that changed the day his brother died and an evil descended upon his realm. With Thales on the verge of ruin, he bound himself to the Shields to protect the realms from the evil that ravages them.

But he has a dark secret for which he must atone. Then and only then can he return to Thales and face his family. His special battle skills and his immortality help Roderick to keep his goals in front of him. They have always been clear....until Elle.

Elle makes Roderick long for things he cannot have. Her innate goodness makes him want to grasp what she offers with both hands, but he knows that they can never have what she seeks. Elle bears a mark that signals her as one of a chosen few who were sent to Earth as infants. She and the others who bear the mark must be found and kept hidden from the ancient evil that seeks them, for they hold the key to the evil's ruination. The only way to keep Elle safe is to keep her by his side, but can Roderick resist the temptation to take her love?


The Shield in this book are Roderick, a Prince, who has a secret past that he keeps in hiding from and the reader will see how this secret helps the evil in His attempt to kill Elle and destroy the Shields. I love how the author weaves a story around each of them and quickly moves the story forward to enthrall the reader while slowly letting out tidbits about each of them.

I do love a female main character but Elle has a small issue with how she feels about her beautiful bodacious body. I really felt she added to the story by not being too simpering or delicate and when she came into her full glory when she realised that her body was beautiful just as it was.

If you haven't heard Narrator Antony Ferguson, I don't care what he narrates he will always rate 5 STARS he is that amazing.



My Reviews Of The Series ~ 
A Dark Guardian - My Review
A Kind Of Magic - My Review
A Dark Seduction - My Review
A Forbidden Temptation - My Review
A Warrior's Heart - My Review

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

REVIEW A Dark Guardian by Donna Grant

Sportochick's Musings ~ Author Donna Grant does a great job of confusing the reader so they can't assume they know the answer.




A Dark Guardian

The Shields Series

by Donna Grant


Publisher ~ Audible Escape
Genres ~ Paranormal Romance
Narrator ~ Antony Ferguson


Hugh and his men are faced with fighting creatures only thought to live in legend but which have been brought to Earth by evil bent on annihilating all the realms. That is Hugh's life - and he loves it. At least he did until he found himself staring into the angelic, innocent face of Lady Mina of Stone Crest.

In all the time he has led the Shields Hugh has trusted his instinct to keep his men alive, yet now he doesn't know what to believe. Everything points to Mina as the evil summoning the creatures, but she proclaims her innocence. He should be able to see through her lies, if she is indeed lying, but his attraction to her blinds him to even that. The last time he found myself so drawn to a woman, it nearly cost him the lives of his men. Hugh cannot allow that to happen again. He won't allow that to happen again. Yet every time she looks at him, begging him with those blue-green eyes to believe her, he finds himself sinking further under her spell. Her mouth is a temptation mortal men will never know, and her love will either bring him the peace he thought he'd never find - or the death he's managed, thus far, to avoid.


I have enjoyed this book since I first read it in 2013 but back then I wasn't reviewing books. I recently joined Audible Escape since I LOVE to listen to books while I work in my sewing studio. What a delight it was to find this book.

What a delight it was to find this book. Author Donna Grant does a great job of confusing the reader so they can't assume they know the answer. Her characters are multifaceted and intriguing. The first chapter sets up the story as a mystery and clearly shows the reader the personality of the main characters so you can quickly access who will be your favorite.

Within a few minutes of the story I knew Lady Mina was my favorite as well as the hunky Grant.

Narrator Antony Ferguson is by far one of my favorite narrators as he has the ability to seamlessly move smoothly between characters, accents and genders. I give him 5 STARS.



My Reviews Of The Series ~ 
A Dark Guardian - My Review
A Kind Of Magic - My Review
A Dark Seduction - My Review
A Forbidden Temptation - My Review
A Warrior's Heart - My Review


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