Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Unraveling of Lady Fury

 The Unraveling of Lady Fury 
 3 of 5 stars false
Genoa 1820
Rule One: There will be no kissing. Rule two: You will be fully clothed at all times…
Widowed Lady Fury Shelton hasn’t lost everything—yet. As long as she produces the heir to the Beaumont dukedom, she just might be able to keep her position. And her secrets. But when the callously irresistible Captain James “Flint” Blackmoore sails back into her life, Lady Fury panics. She must find a way to protect herself—and her future—from the man she’d rather see rotting in hell than sleeping in her bed. If she must bed him to keep her secrets, so be it. But she doesn’t have to like it. A set of firm rules for the bedroom will ensure that nothing goes awry. Because above all else, she must stop herself from wanting the one thing that Flint can never give her. His heart.
Ex-privateer Flint Blackmoore has never been good at following the rules. Now, once again embroiled in a situation with the aptly named Lady Fury, he has no idea why he doesn’t simply do the wise thing and walk away. He knows he’s playing with fire, and that getting involved with her again is more dangerous than anything on the high seas. But he can’t understand why she’s so determined to hate him. He isn’t sure if the secret she keeps will make things harder—or easier—for him, but as the battle in the bedroom heats up, he knows at least one thing. Those silly rules of hers will have to go…


****This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review****
I have such mixed feelings about this book. I loved Captain James “Flint” Blackmoore and enjoyed the story but spent half the time confused even by the sex scenes. It was so hard to understand what was going on, half the time I had to re-read facts or I wouldn't even know they had sex until it was done. It just felt like there was too much worry going into the historical aspect of it rather than the facts or story dev elopement. There was a part where Flint revealed something to Fury and you understood that Fury reacted to it but you didn't understand what "it" was until further in the book when it was brought up again. Another issue I had was that there would be a few lines that would pop up here and there that felt completely out of the era. I probably could have overlooked a lot of those issues if it wasn't for Lady Fury. There was nothing that I could connect to with her, she was so wishy washy and manipulative it drove me insane. The thing that saved the book for me and kept the 3 stars was Flint. I loved him, granted he kept his own feelings secret out of self preservation and I wanted to throttle him at times, but I just loved his character. He was funny, sexy, and contained more redeeming qualities than I gave him credit for in the beginning. The book wasn't bad, I just couldn't connect to it.  
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Dragon Boy and the Witches of Galza

In a tiny village nestled between a haunted forest and a magic mountain, lives an old woodcutter named Aijou. Shunned by the other villagers, he mourns the death of his cherished wife and spends his lonely days going about his work in nearly total isolation. He never dreams that in a flash his life will change completely, and that his courage and strength will be profoundly tested. It all begins innocently enough when Aijou loses his way in the enchanted forest. Desperately seeking the path back home, he suddenly encounters two tiny fairies engaged in battle with fire-breathing she-dragon. Against all odds, the fairies prevail and with its last breath, the dying dragon assumes her human form. She begs Aijou to adopt her baby boy. Aijou agrees not knowing that the infant is actually a dragon. From that moment on, Aijou¹s life will never be the same. Filled with determination, he tries to escape the haunted forest. But in order to return home, Aijou must obtain permission from the evil Witches of Galza. With two fairy guides, Aijou and the dragon baby set off to find the wicked sisters. When they finally meet, the Witches offer Aijou a terrible bargain and he must decide whether he will accept.

Interview with A.A. Bukhatir
1. How did the concept of Dragon Boy come into being??
It was a combination of several factors. Since childhood, I loved the idea of wizards, sorcerers, witches, dragons, fairies, monsters, and the supernatural world. I also used to dream about being able to fly. I dreamed that I had large white wings and could fly across the continents. I was also fascinated by fantasy movies and their special effects. Somehow all of these elements combined and, one night, as I was driving with a friend, the idea of Dragon Boy came into my head. As this idea took shape, I knew I had to write it down and the book came into being.
2. Why do you enjoy writing fantasy fiction?
I liked using my imagination and longings from childhood, and constructing a world in which a boy can fly. Dragon Boy embodies my subconscious idea of being a dragon. Fantasy fiction has allowed me to create my own world, my own characters, and my own storyline. I pictured a special world in my mind, put it on paper, and now people everywhere can read and enjoy it.
 3. Why did you write a Young Adult book?
Children have the best and wildest imaginations. They are ready to accept things that adults find "impossible." They understand that alternate universes exist and that there are things that don't appear in normal everyday life that could exist. The possibilities are endless when you are a child and you don't have the boundaries that adults have. My children actually helped create Dragon Boy's story because they helped me imagine different scenarios. When I had doubts about certain ideas, they gave me their opinions which were amazing. 
4. DRAGON BOY AND THE WITCHES OF GALZA is the first book in a series. How many more books are in the series?
As of today, I have written the first two of the series. There will be a third, perhaps more. It all depends on the story. I don't want it to become boring, so when the time is right, the series will end. 
5. What insight can you share with us about Dragon Boy himself?
I had to imagine what a boy would go through as a child and a teenager. I created him coming from a supernatural world filled with monsters and evil people. Then I placed him in a world full of normal humans who lived their lives like regular people - loving, caring, hating and fighting.