Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Forever: The Dragon War by Rebecca Royce‏

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Devin Owen has come back from the Dragon Wars a changed Werewolf. For one thing, he's lost his wolf side as well as most of his desire to live. He spends most of his life doped up to handle the pain from his injured leg.

Lena Knox knew the moment she met Devin that he was her mate. But, she'd been a child at the time and he hadn't noticed her at all. Now, all grown up she wants Devin to be the wolf she’s waited for. Not that she has a lot of time for longing with life crumbling around her.

A couple of heated encounters draw them together but is it enough to overcome the war wounds they both carry? Or will an outside enemy destroy them before they get the chance to know?

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Forever: The Dragon War is a novella length story that has everything you want in a great paranormal romance packed into a easy to read in one sitting length book.

Devin is a veteran of the Dragon Wars and has come home after being held for 5 years in a dragon prison, Lena the little girl next door is all grown up and she has been waiting for him, she knew since she was 7 years old he was her mate.

Ms. Royce has written a fantastic tale of a world where humans have been extinct for 100's of years and werewolves are now the norm. With our hero a war vet with the were equivalent of PTSD, damaged sense of smell, broken leg and unable to shift we can almost relate on a real life level with his character. Lena is in a situation where the mate she has waited for doesn't recognize the link, she has aging parents and a junky sister and brother-in-law so once again very much a character we are able to connect with. When get a whole load of sexual tension and several burning up the sheets scenes to round the story into a great erotic paranormal romance.

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Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour HERE and comment often to increase your chance at winning.


“You’re my mate, Devin. I’ve known it since the first time I was in your company when I was seven years old.”

Devin gripped the side of the table he stood next to like she’d struck him. “No.”

“No?” She hadn’t expected the pain of his rejection. She’d known he might not believe her at first. Tears she refused to shed clogged her throat. “It’s not ‘no.’ I’m your mate, such that I am.”

Lena knew she wasn’t an ideal Female specimen. Her skin frequently broke out in horrible bouts of acne, although she looked pretty clear at the moment, her chin jutted out too far, her hands were not dainty, and when she shifted, her Wolf form frequently had trouble coming to a stop at high speeds. More than once she’d collided into trees, bushes, and other Wolves.

But she knew she was a nice person. She could work hard, and she never asked anyone for anything but common decency. She’d be a good mate to him, and he shouldn’t be rejecting her outright.

Unless he found her absolutely repulsive to look at…

“You’ve made a mistake. Whatever you thought you smelled when you were a child was the wild fantasy of a young girl. You should be over it by now.”

She sighed. “Devin, I can still smell it. I promise when you get to know me you’ll find out I’m not wildly fanciful. I live in the real world.”

“I can’t smell it on you. Not at all. I’m sorry, Lena. You seem like a nice kid, but if you can really smell mating from me, then it’s one of those rare occasions where one Wolf feels something the other doesn’t.”

Lena had heard about those situations. It was every young Wolf’s deepest fear. Something went askew with the chemistry. One Wolf felt mated and the other one didn’t. They could even mate with someone else.

“I think you should go home and work on getting over whatever this is because, at least for my part, it is not a mating.”

Lena’s heart might explode from her chest. She turned on her heel. What else was there to say, really? He’d said no. He didn’t feel it. She’d waited fifteen years for him to come home, and it had been for nothing.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.

Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They’ve just moved to Texas where Rebecca is discovering a new love for barbecue!

She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

Website: http://www.rebeccaroyce.com/books.html

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  1. What a good review, Carin. I like the novella length. I often prefer to get a story read in one sitting. Many times, I don't have time for more. I do like this excerpt, too. Poor Lena. You can feel her hurt at being rejected.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. I felt so bad for Lena I mean bad enough to wait for a guy who rejects you but 15 years DUDE

  2. Thank you so much for the review!! And for hosting me today!

  3. This sounds like an absolutely fascinating story. I loved the exerpt and I enjoyed the review.

  4. Rebecca really does pen wonderful werewolf stories that readers can relate to. :)

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  5. This story sounds like something I would absolutely love!

  6. Thanks for the great review. I am always looking for short books that I can squeeze into my busy life.

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  7. Excellent review and excerpt, I'm looking forward to reading the book.


  8. Is here an author that you would love to meet?

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    1. Nalini Singh but I would probably fan girl her!

  9. Oh, this one sounds very nice I love the setting as well, I'm always interested in a well researched story!

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  10. What an exciting book! Great cover and excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I feel sorry for Lena, waiting so long and then to be rejected.


  12. Nice review, Love love love the book

  13. I can see myself settling in for an afternoon read.


  14. I love the idea of a world in the future where humans are extinct. When you think about it, that would be logical if there really were supernatuals!

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  15. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


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