NEW BOOK ALERT: Alain & the Duke, by A. E. Kendall!

Hi, guys! I know, it’s pretty late, but I needed to break some news to you: A. E. Kendall just released another juicy hot and delicious book on the Clash at Seas series!! *–*

Before you go saying “oh Annelise, you never mentioned this author before, you’re always blabbering about Ava March, Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon and Jordan L. Hawk and their perfect gay romances”, I’d like to tell that I’m currently reading the first book on the Clash at Seas series: The Quartermaster and The Marquis’ Son, and LOVING IT! ❤ And I’d like to take this opportunity to thank again to Kendall for sending me it in exchange for an honest review, because she practically wrote down half of my fantasies. Thanks, darling!!

But let’s go back to the matter in hand oh God why did I said it that way: Kendall’s new release! The book is a prequel to my current read and a novella, called Alain & the Duke ❤

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Release date: April 1st, 2016

Summary

Find out what the 2nd son of the Marquis d’ Sevigne-Chambord has been up to in the prequel of the Clash at Sea series ~

‘Alain & the Duke’ – a Clash at Sea series novella.

Alain Tristan du Montbron, the 2nd Son of the Marquis d’ Sevigne-Chambord, is in a hell of a lot of trouble.

After spending a blissful night in the arms of his lover Augustine, the Duke of Atelier, he is on his way home when he is picked up by the king’s forces.  In his pockets the soldiers find evidence pegging him a spy in the ongoing clash between the king’s forces and the Resistance that could lead him to the gallows.

With his life on the line, Alain is forced to choose between keeping his visit and ultimately his relationship with the duke a secret or coming clean and incriminating them both to save himself.

Will his love for the duke and loyalty to the man who stole his heart lead him to make the ultimate sacrifice leaving the duke to wonder what happened to his lover? Or will he redeem himself in this short novella by AE Kendall from the critically acclaimed Clash at Sea series.

The book doesn’t have a profile on Goodreads yet, but you can check it on Amazon 😀 Alain & the Duke is currently available in ebook format only 🙂

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Also, you can expect a review for The Quartermaster and The Marquis’ Son any time until the end of the month, so stay tuned for more fangirling on my part ❤ And Kendall’s working on the second book in the series too, so you’ll be hearing a lot about her from now on over here, haha!

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Thanks for reading and for putting up with me on my non-stop fangirling state today, haha! I love you guys ❤

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Gifted Thief, from Helen Harper (Highland Magic #1)

Hello, there! Today’s book is a sweetheart of mine. I received my copy of Gifted Thief, from Helen Harper, through NetGalley and I’m very thankful for that, as it was one of the best books in my life. The best part is that there is a sequel on the way! ❤ ❤

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The Story

Integrity has to admit that she is not exactly the number one citizen on town. Since escaping the Sidhe domain when she was eleven, Integrity learned everything that a high class thief needs to know and she is the best on what she does.

The problem is that you can’t escape your past forever. Especially when it comes on the form of a beautiful and sexy man named Byron, that knows exactly what he wants from Integrity and worse: how to get it.

Now Integrity has a big decision on her hands: to bow to the wishes of the people that always have hated her and help them out or to leave the Sidhe to their own luck and watch their magic end millions of lives – and not just Sidhe lives.

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The Analysis

Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader 🙂

Honestly, this book. I don’t recall the last time that I fell so hard for a female main character as I did for Integrity. She had me since page one and never once lost me – which is a very important accomplishment, as the book is narrated in first person by her and I usually have no patient at all with the protagonists. But I connected in such a level with her, it was just like if I had found a new best friend. I actually cried when the book ended because there would be no more Integrity waiting for me on my e-reader (and the end was perfect, just saying). I don’t know how I’m going to keep breathing until February, when the sequel is to be released. Helen Harper did a hell of a job here and think every human being on the planet should read this book. If I could, I would rate it a million stars

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The narrative pace was first person from Integrity’s point of view, which started as an annoyance. You know, on the first page of chapter one. Then, I fell in love with Integrity in a fashion that I simply can’t explain. She was so strong, but so human…. But I’ll get there, haha! It didn’t bother me at all that I didn’t know what as happening with the other characters during the book and this is new for me. I always want to know everything and that’s why I bitch over first narrative styles. Harper was so badass on her writing style that I was happy with Integrity and crawling for more, haha! Seriously, I don’t promise an impartial review this time, because I simply can’t measure perfection.

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with all due respect 🙂

The plot was wonderful. It seemed like it was simple, but there were so many twists and action that I never knew where I was standing with the people around Integrity – even with her friends. The way Integrity told us how things were was tons of fun. Harper inserted her reader on the story, making me feel like I was a voyeur to every scene, every dialogue. I’m in love.

For the sake of your sanity, I’ll first talk about the characters overall and then Integrity 🙂

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Harper knew exactly what she was doing with her characters. They all are insanely well built and deep, even the ones that are not that important. You feel that they are emotionally human and real. Byron made his way into my bookish boyfriends list with his bad boy gone good way. To be honest, I still don’t know if he his all that good, but I shall have to wait until February to find out, haha! Jamie was a cutie, but not my kind of cutie. Taylor also was a hell of a man for raising Integrity as he did and I love him for that ❤ Also, there is Bob, the little genie in all his cuteness and mischief. This book has too many huggable characters ❤ There is also Lexi and Lily, the other nice girls. And Tipsy. O loved that this is the official nickname of this bitch, haha! I hated her, ugh.

Now, Integrity. Oh, Integrity. She was such a strong woman, sure of herself and of what she wanted… Even when she doubted herself, she was still in control of her emotions. Don’t get me wrong, she has her flaws. She does really bad jokes and has a bad timing in knowing when to shut up and stay low, but I am too enchanted to be bothered. Everything that she did seemed right, haha!

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A really great point on this book (you know, besides all the other great things that I already said), is the semi-dystopian vibe. It’s the world that you know, but not quite. I loved the way Harper mixed magical races and what they could do in this book. Seriously, February won’t be here fast enough.

If you like strong main female characters, dystopian books, beautiful males, adventure and action with a touch of romance, just READ THIS BOOK.

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Thank you for indulging me until the end of this review, I love you ❤ You can find Gifted Thief both on ebook and paperback formats on Amazon.

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