"Russ is charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark."
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press on May 2012
Form: E-book (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Wasteland #2
Amazon: Buy / $9.99 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $8.49 (Nook)
Excerpt: Chapter 1 - 3
"Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.
He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon - her voice."
This book really started with a bang! Well, with a plane crash... but that's bang enough for me! Rush kicks the novel off and doesn't slow down. Awaited is an entertaining mix of demons, warriors, paranormal beings, curses and blossoming attraction. I truly enjoyed this novel, it has a great action feel to it, but plenty of darkness and a hint of fun and witty to keep things exciting.
The romance played a fairly big part in the novel, Russ and Belle knew they were meant to be together, but they still had the delicate dance of getting to know each other. I loved Russ's protectiveness of Belle, and how foreign a woman who needed his help was to him - which he did seem to enjoy though. ;)
I can't remember the last time I read a book with a mute heroine, but I loved it! I loved the struggle to communicate, the foreign aspect it brought to the story line and the mystery about who Belle was, and what she was.
This was an excellent read, and if there had been bit more something something this would have gotten 5 stars! Paranormal romance fans will love this!
Read Lynn Rush's Guest Blog "What's Is New Adult?" HERE!