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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MaryLynn Bast's Veiled Secrets ↬Review↫




Veiled Secrets  
Author: MaryLynn Bast
Series: Heart of a Wolf Series {Companion Novella}
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing
Release Date: Original Release Date July 27, 2012
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

Blurb
Seriana Aphenithea, Princess of the Light Realm has been banned. Why?  She can’t remember. She must find her way, and her memories, if she is ever to return home.
Waking with no memory of whom or where she is, Seriana runs for her life when two beings chase her through the forest. Glowing eyes stares out at her through the darkness. Sending a mental call for help and in response, two wolves emerge.
While protecting her from the hunters who intend to do her harm, one of the wolves becomes fatally injured. Acting on instinct, Seriana merges her energies with his, saving his life. Connecting her mentally to the human the wolf shifted in to. Adam and Blake are werewolves. Surprisingly this does to scare her. In fact, it triggers the beginning of her memories. She has been to the earth realm before.
With her no longer allowed to enter her own realm, Seriana must find a way to safeguard her family in the Loxy Realm and on earth. She has to protect those around her by ensuring no one discovers out her VEILED SECRETS. 

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Veiled Secrets was an intriguing read about a banished fey princess. Her adventure as she figures out how to get back home is hard one, but she has her new friends. The characters are each interesting with their individual stories. The story was solid, I only had a problem with the time gaps where one paragraph stopped at a certain point and the next one started so far ahead and the characters doing something I expected farther ahead in the book. I just love Blake, he has been my favorite character through this whole series. He isn't the main focus of the book but he is the one I focused on a lot. The book had some good descriptive paragraphs and the story was enjoyable. This is a companion novella but is a complete standalone. If you enjoy paranormal fantasy you may like this book. 


Excerpts

You are banned from this realm,” the woman’s voice whispered sadly a moment before a big flash of light blinded her and then everything went black.
Lying on the ground she felt heavy, as if from a pressure of someone sitting on her chest, weighing her down. Struggling to suck in a deep breath, it felt strange. This was not her natural form, nor was it her world. But she had no idea where, or for that matter who, she was. Her memory was totally gone except for those whispered words still echoing through her mind.
Something had awakened her and there it was again, cold and shiny poking hard against her side. Stirring on the cold ground, her head whipped around. Two forms moved closer. Blinking rapidly to clear the haze from her vision, the black shapes began to show in a vivid patchwork of colors.
Whoever or whatever they were, one of the forms jabbed at her again. The sounds they made were strange, yet familiar. When she batted the object away, it laughed and continued to harass her. The auras around the beings were mixed with darker colors and the bright shades of red spiraling throughout were alarming. He reached for her.
Scrambling to her feet, she tried to move away, but was not quick enough. A hand grabbed hold of her arm. Pulling her roughly to him, his face lowered towards hers, he sneered, “What have we here?”
She’d heard the language before, human. She tried to turn her face away to avoid the horrible stench of the man’s breath when he kept talking.
His hand grabbed hold of her jaw and held her still. His grizzled face smiling, he looked down at her. His other hand began to slide slowly down her back.
Before he could go any further than her shoulder blade, she shoved with all her strength and sent the man stumbling, yelling loudly as he fell to the ground.
The other man shouted and lunged at her with a menacing look on his face.
Releasing a terrified scream, she took off running. The darkness was disorienting, but she ran anyway, tripping over brush and tree roots. Then suddenly her eyes began to adjust and she could see plainly. Tiny bits of memories seeped through her mind of being in this place before. The tall, thick pine trees meant she was in the forest of the human realm, being chased by two hunters. The shiny thing was their rifle and they were hunting her! Sucking in a frantic breath, she heard them crashing through the brush behind her.



Author Information
MaryLynn Bast grew up in Texas. An avid reader, she enjoyed writing romantic short stories. After moving to Las Vegas in 201o and starting a new chapter in her life, she followed her dream of publishing her first book, a paranormal romance, in 2012 and continues to write stories for the Heart of a Wolf Series. She is branching out and beginning the Panther Pride Saga, The Haven and a Steamy Fairy Tales collection of short stories.
MaryLynn has Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. She is currently enrolled in and working on her Master's Degree in Creative Writing. Working with several different companies on government contracts for the US Military, MaryLynn was able to travel the world, meeting new and interesting people.
To further her knowledge into the paranormal world, MaryLynn joined a group in Vegas. In doing so, another passion was brought back to life. Her fascination with the spirit world inspired her to team up with a friend. Forming CAT Parapsychic, together and with other team members, they investigate all things paranormal.
MaryLynn has several blogs she keeps updated on a regular basis. Her book blog can be found at www.mlbast.com. Her Paranormal blog can be found at http://www.catparapsychic.com.  MaryLynn is also a graphic designer and provides photography and graphic design services for other authors book covers, book marks, branding and advertising materials, her portfolio of work can be found at http://www.mlbaststudios.weebly.com.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank You for sharing your thoughts on Veiled Secrets by MaryLynn Bast

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    1. My pleasure, I'm happy to have her on my blog again!

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