Thursday Showcase: Immortal Outlaw by Lisa Hendrix
Diana Coyle normally showcases a book and author each Thursday. Since she is enjoying a vacation week at Hershey I'm here to make sure we tell you about some more great reads.
Night Owl Romance
Just about a year ago I was presented with Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix to review. The premise of the book really intrigued me...Viking warriors who have all been cursed to live as animals either during the night or day hours. To break the curse each must find their own amulet and true love.
After I read the first book I was very hooked on the series and have waited not so patiently for the second book - Immortal Outlaw. Luckily it arrived at my house for review this week and I've just finished it 10 minutes ago. I must say it's another winner and not to be missed.
Here is the blurb for the first Book - Immortal Warrior.
He came to England in search of treasure. Two hundred years later, he’s found her…
Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.
Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride—intelligent, spirited, and beautiful—and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar’s lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida’s passion, her humor and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body-his very heart-longs for that which hecan never possess.
Lady Alaida may surprise him yet, though, for she has a power of her own-a power that will either destroy everything they hold dear or ultimately set them free…
The second book - Immortal Outlaw involves the tale of Robin Hood, but as you will find the tales of today are not at all like what Lisa Hendrix writes. She has come up with a very inventive way of twisting Robin Hood in with her own Immortals legend.
Here is a blurb:
For centuries he’s hidden in the woods. Now a maid has come to lead him out…
It’s been four centuries since Steinarr the Proud was cursed by a wicked sorceress-along with the rest of his Viking crew-to live for eternity as half man, half beast. By day Steinarr is like any other man-by night he is a lion. He has taken refuge in the woods of Nottinghamshire, England, and there he encounters two young travelers, Robin and Marian.
Painfully aware of the danger he presents when the moon rises, Steinarr initially refuses to help them search for the key to Robin’s inheritance. Then a kiss from Marian awakens his desire. Driven to protect the maid he so desperately wants to possess, Steinarr joins their quest…while the sorceress Cwen gathers her dark magic to destroy them.
As a legend spreads of an outlaw in the woods, their band is joined by others. But it is Steinarr who has the most to gain and the most to lose-if he is ever to be free of the curse and free to love as a man…
If you are at all interested in paranormal or historical reads these two must are must buys. I can't say enough about how they have transported me into the realms of love and fantasy.
The hero of Immortal Outlaw is very yummy and the heroine is one that any reader can easily come to love and really route for. No matter how many forces try to keep them apart you know that they are meant to be together and feel if the author doesn't put them together you will find a way yourself to make sure that they get their happily ever after...luckily Lisa Hendrix knows how to give you what you want and you don't have to go and help her out.
I just loved how this whole love story played out as well as the fun scavenger hunt that keeps the whole story flowing.
To find out more about Lisa Hendrix books visit her website at: http://lisahendrix.com/