Monday 25 June 2012

REVIEW, the Chosen

                                     Their beauty is spellbinding
                                                         Their hunger is insatiable
                                           Their power is immoral

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The Chosen
Series: Wings in the Night series, book 6 & 7
Pub: 2009, Harlequin books
Author: Maggie Shayne
Cat: para romance
Format: paperback ominous (lar); 701 pp w/ 49 chapters
Whose: Sarafine & Willem / Edge & Amber Lily
Age Range: adult                                             

Embrace the twilight
A creature of the night, Sarafina lives only for pleasure, and love is a forbidden emotion. Experience has taught her that love leads only to betrayal and pain.
Willem Stone is a challenge Sarafina cannot resist – a man as boldly alive as she is, a man with a will of iron, yet a mere mortal. And the only thing stronger than their clash of wills is the power of their desire.
But when vampire hunters take Amber Lily, the only child ever born to a vampire, Sarafina and Willem must put their struggle aside and combine their strengths in a rescue attempt that could cost them their very lives.
Edge of twilight
His name is Edge, and he is the last of a band of Immortals who have been hunted down and murdered by Frank Stiles – an enemy determined to unlock their deepest secrets.
A legend among the undead, Amber Lily is the only half human, half vampire ever born, and is possessed of untamed powers. Amber alone understands the dangerous threat of Frank Stiles. Only she may hold the key to his vulnerability...and his doom.
Amber is drawn into the hunt. In doing so, she will cast her after to a passion that may be her destiny and to an evil she may not be able to defeat.


These are the two books that hit the series for me. That made me fall in love so deeply that I searched (whenever in a store) for the rest of the series (you can tell it wasn’t hard, or more so that I was picky, because I want the rest as bind-ups not individually)
Both books linked nicely and all four characters were perfectly set for each other, and perfectly interesting that it was a joy to fall in love with them all, though like most out there, Edge truly was the man of the two.
first published, 2003

Embrace the Twilight follows Willem as he struggles with the pain of both his time as a captive, but more so in his loss of the woman who he went to whenever the pain got to be too much.
It’s a sweet story his takes us on a small journey in how Sarafina became a vampire and more so the set reason into why she’s what she has become, though there are other points that are needed and if you read the series from start to end then you will already understand a few of these points, as I do know. I didn’t however when I first read it and so only the face value of her life came at me, and it was enough to have sympathy for the woman who’s lost everything and the shell she created.  A shell that Willem seems determined to break even when he’s not sure he’s doing it.

I really liked this book; it was intriguing and quiet and let us meet Amber Lilly which is kinda helpful for the next book. But about that in a minute.
Most of this book is set, either hunting or spying on Amber Lilly, or in Sarafina’s house, it’s got female power which I loved, and even more so the brake down for her and the guilt she’s gathered other the years.
It’s about love that was there but strained threw years that didn’t really pass, at least for one of them. And a reconnection to a person she can’t really afford to love.
It’s really is great but it’s nothing compared to...

Edge of Twilight is, to this day, number one on this series. It’s a great book about a cocky guy who needs no woman until that said woman pops into his life.
Yeah, it’s fun, light and deeply emotional, wrapped with kids and family and love and care, and fear of a man that needs to die for reason that don’t seem so important to Edge when Amber becomes mixed in it all.

first published, 2004
I absolutely love this book. still to this day it’s booked marked randomly from when I picked it up for a quite read between shows on telly, or when my mind pops up with lines of scenes from the book.
I honestly can’t really think of anything else to say about it that wouldn’t give the whole thing away, and yet I know there’s a lot.

I absolutely love both lead characters in this book for the reason for them being who they are, and they are perfect for each other in a way that makes great banter between the two and tearful words that make you wish you had an Edge all to yourself.

I’m not sure if the reason that I truly love this book is because I was pregnant or just had a baby at the time of reading it (I think just had) and so the sentiment and the emotion of that wrapped themselves around my mind and heart and linked this book into that moment of my life, or if it’s truly is that great. But I still, to this day, can’t get enough of it.

Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, Twilight Illusions, Born in Twilight, Twilight Hunger, Embrace the Twilight, Edge of Twilight, Blue Twilight, Demon’s Kiss, Lover’s Bite, Angel’s Pain, Prince of Twilight, Bloodline, Twilight Prophecy, Twilight fulfilled

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