Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - Braving the Elements

Title - Braving the Elements
Author - K.F. Breene
Series - Darkness #2
Genre - New Adult Paranormal
Format - PDF review copy
Published March 21st 2014


Sasha has always known she was different, but now she also knows that the shadow men she’s seen all her life, are real. 
With a life goal of fitting in, Sasha hopes her strange abilities will finally make true friendship a possibility. Unfortunately, her magic doesn’t function like everyone else’s. What she thought would make her belong, sets her apart now more than ever.

Stefan, all but promised to a different woman, has tried to keep his mind on his duties instead of the irresistible and free-spirited human. But when she is threatened, he can’t keep his distance anymore. He realizes he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe, and more importantly, make her his. 

Just when one thing clicks into place, another spirals out of control. Stefan’s clan isn’t the only group that would benefit from an extremely rare type of magic. And their enemies will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Braving the Elements is the second novella in K.F.Breene’s long awaited Darkness series. Sasha’s story is one of discovery, awareness, and understanding, and is jam packed with action, humor, sexual tension, and an overwhelming desire for final acceptance.
I received Braving the Elements in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR Promotions. After learning that she’s not just human and her life may be in danger wherever she goes Sasha has no choice but to stay at the mansion and learn how to control the elements or she could be a risk to herself and others. Her relationship with Jared is over he’s moved away to start a normal life leaving her behind to live her own life. Sasha knows that deep down she’s drawn to Stefen but he’s fated for another so she knows that there will never be anything with them. When he is forced to give her blood to save her life no once but twice they form a connection allowing each other to sense how they feel.

Sasha must learn to control the elements she has the ability to use the black color which is the most powerful and strongest magic. So she has a lot of potential to be great she just needs the training which is hard because she hasn’t been raised around the elements like the other students. When Stefen sends her to a charms class taught by the women who wants to be his mate things go wrong but not just for Sasha her bodyguard Charles also has to learn the charms. Will Sasha ever figure it out? Will her and Stefen ever have anything more than just a connection?

I love Sasha even more in this book she’s learning to deal with being in a new world but she’s not letting her struggles take her down. She’s learning from her mistakes and finding her place in Stefen’s world, even if she does make a few enemies’ she’s also making friends. My heart goes out for Charles he’s not a bad guy just not the right guy for Sasha but he’s still willing to risk it all to protect her. As for Stefen he’s so yummy I’m glad he and Sasha are figuring it out.

To be honest the first book was a little shell shocking. So I was a bit hesitant to start the second book but I wanted to see how it would play out between the characters. After all I really like Sasha she’s the kind of character I can connect with and I just can’t seem to get enough of her world. The author has taken the vampire concept but put her own unique spin creating a new race of humans that I just can’t seem to get enough of. I honestly started this book and finished it within a few hours it was hard to put down, the whole story grabs you right from the start packed with emotions, action, magic, romance and even a little mystery. While the first one was loaded with sex this one is packed full of story with only a few steamy scenes. I think the author has done a fantastic job weaving a story that captures the imagination as well as the heart. I can’t wait to start the third book which I have sitting right here ready to go. 
5 out of 5 stars

About the Author
A wine country native, she moved to San Francisco for college just shy of a decade ago to pursue a lifelong interest in film. As she settled into the vibrant city, it quickly became apparent that, while she thought making films was great fun, she lacked cinematic genius. For that reason, her career path quickly changed direction. Her next goal was a strange childhood interest, conjured at the dining room table while filling out a form. For some reason, her young self wanted to be an accountant. Thinking on it now, she wonders how she had any friends. Regardless, it was the direction she finally took.
While she could wrangle numbers with the best of 'em, and even though she wore the crown as the most outspoken, belligerent accountant in the world, her mind got as stuffy as her daily routine. It was here that she dusted off her creative hat and began writing. Now she makes movies in her head, and then writes them down. Way easier than dealing with actors--she should know, she’s been one! 

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