Published by Sweet River Romance on November 11th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Source: Dark World Books
At fifteen, Anaii is the most important member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily silent.
As the village prepares to retaliate, Anaii is pressured by her best friend, Elan, to marry him. It’s an old plea—Elan has spent a lifetime loving her, but Anaii only sees a childhood playmate out of an imposing warrior. Stifled by Elan’s insistence, Anaii escapes into the forest where she meets Jayttin, the beautiful son of the enemy chief.
Enamored by Jayttin’s carefree spirit and hope for peace, she repeatedly sneaks away to be with him, but when her deception is discovered, Elan is devastated. Pledging his lifelong affection, Elan gives her a passionate kiss, and Anaii begins to see her friend in a new light.
While Anaii is tormented over which man she must choose, the wind whispers of a new threat that could destroy both tribes. Only a union will afford a chance at survival, but the reality of that union is based on one thing—which man Anaii chooses to die.
Amazing story! I loved every minute of this book! Even then intense parts, and there are a lot! I enjoyed this so much that I kept having to tell myself not to skip ahead to find out what was going to happen, although, I really, really wanted to!
First of all, the plot in this is fantastic. At first it seems like a Native American Twilight with maybe some Romeo and Juliet thrown in. But honestly the paranormal aspect and the plot itself really makes this story something of its own. Not only is it different and mesmerizing but it’s fun.
The characters also really make this story. I love all of them. There’s a bit of a love triangle that starts a little before half way through and oh boy… I was thinking that this wasn’t going to be good. But instead it totally made sense. The characters really stood out and wanted each of their stories told and the love triangle just happened to be a part of those stories. Even though I’m not a lover of love triangles, I really think this one helped Anaii to grow. Actually, it helped each of the characters involved grow. And I think I liked them even more because of the love triangle.
And this isn’t just about the love triangle. That is only a part of Anaii’s story. There’s so much more about her powers and how she comes to find out even more about her powers and herself and trying to save those she loves. AND there are some twists in this baby! I mean seriously… I didn’t see quite a few things coming but I find myself yelling at the book, and the characters, multiple times!
And there’s a part 2 coming in the fall! I cannot wait!
Enjoy paranormal romance? Don’t miss this one!
Krista Holle is an award winning author who stepped up her writing after reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. It occurred to Krista that there is an insatiable audience of women and girls who want to read books filled with stories about true love—not just vampires. When Krista is not writing, she loves to collect seashells, watch movies, and eat obscene amounts of pizza. Krista currently resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, four daughters and an eccentric cat with a weird attachment to the family’s socks.
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