Thursday, April 30, 2015
RYDE THE LIGHTNING RELEASE DAY REVIEW!!
HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE A RELEASE DAY REVIEW HERE I KNOW I, AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO! RYDE THE LIGHTNING; THE TWELVE OLYMPIANS BK 5, BY SANDRINE GASQ- DION HAS BEEN ON MY ' I CAN'T WAIT' LIST FOR A WHILE! YAY RELEASE DAY, HERE IS MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, AN EXCERPT AND A BIO FOR YA! LET'S GET TO IT!
OH THIS IS JUST PERFECT FOR THE WAY DANE FEELS IN THE START OF THIS BOOK! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Ryde the Lightning (The 12 Olympians Bk 5) by: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
reviewed by: Becky
Siberian pack alpha Dane Durov endured a lot in his young life and managed to survive, so he always assumed that he had a special purpose in life. If he’d had to guess, though, ‘bodyguard to the child of an Olympian god’ wouldn’t have been his first guess. Frankly, he still thought it sounded like something out of a romance writer’s imagination. Romance. The mere word reminds Dane that love brings nothing but exploding pain. A man had ripped his heart out and left him hollow, but spending time with Ryder Winters is weakening Dane's defenses. The young demigod is sweet, caring, beautiful — and dangerous. Dane finds himself daring to laugh again — but love?
Ryder Winters is shocked — no, stunned beyond reason — when he finds out that Zeus is his biological father. Zeus. The god of the sky and ruler of all Olympian gods. As a demigod under constant threat, Ryder needs around-the-clock protection. He struggles to deal with his newfound superpowers, but he also battles his growing feelings for his guardian, Dane Durov. A trip to Siberia with Dane intensifies the confusion and adds lust and love to the mix for Ryder as he comes face to face with the past Dane has been trying to forget.
Things spiral out of control as Ryder's powers are unleashed and Dane struggles to come to terms with his growing love for the man he's willing to protect at any cost.
Ok first of all, how beautiful is this cover! Whew, I love it, and no surprise here, I love the book too! I fell head over heels for this series, and the one that it is a spinoff of, The Assassin Shifter series, and I have devoured book after book! This is one author that knows what she is doing, the books never get confusing, even with all the different characters she puts into each one, and that takes true talent!
Dane Durov has had his heart broken in the worst way, and has vowed never to love again, only that vow gets tested when he is put in charge of the safety of one if the 12 Olympians, Ryder Winters. Poor Dane won't know what hit 'em ;)!
Ryder has had to overcome a terrible crime that was committed against him by the people that were supposed to love him the most, it has left him with fears that he struggles to overcome daily. The strength of spirit Ryder has is inspiring to say the least, and he is determined to battle his demons of fear,
Ryder and Dane go to Siberia to visit Dane's mother, and Ryder learns more about what makes Dane tick, and why he pulls away from their mutual attraction. While in Siberia, they must fight old ghosts, and fight for their very survival, will this bring them closer together, or further apart?
You will love this book guys! It has all the elements that make this series wonderful! If you are new to the series, I will include Sandrine's Amazon page link so you can start at book 1 of the Assassin Shifter series and fall in love with these remarkable men one or two at a time ;)! Thanks Sandrine, for giving us a very good reason to love this series so much!
the 5 poodle skirt rating :)
"WHY DID I DO THE POODLE SKIRT RATING?" YOU ASK, OH YOU'LL SEE ;) HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS FOR THIS BABY:
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HERE IS THE GOODREADS LINK ALSO:
NOW FOR AN EXCERPT:
Ryder spent a little over an hour in the pool and when they were
finished, he followed Ryder back to the house he shared with the other guys.
Ryder’s roommates, also children of the gods, were sitting around the
kitchen table going over the play list for Cuffs and Stuff. All of them except
for Ashton and Tatum sang in the “Barely Legal” group. Dane leaned
against the kitchen wall, arms crossed, listening to the boys harmonize.
It was nice to know that Ryder had friends his own age that were all
children of the gods. The main occupants of the house were Stone, Ryder
and Nate. Skylar Foxx stayed now and again, but his home was with Justice
Salvatore—a werewolf and Skylar’s mate and guardian. Stone was the child
of Apollo and mated to shape shifter, Killian Tenebris. Nate was the child of
Dionysus and still unmated. He and Skylar were close due to the fact they
had both been rent boys at one time.
Dane shook his head with a smile. Who would have thought this was
where he’d be? A guardian of an Olympian. Wayne Maccon had told him
that the Fates didn’t choose blindly—that he was chosen for a reason. The
order was placed by James Jacobs, but Dane had recently found out that the
Fates had specifically chosen him to protect Ryder Dane just wished he knew what that reason was. Was he strong? Hell
yes, but being in close proximity to Ryder Winters was changing him. He’d
always prided himself on being in control of everything. The guardian role
was thrown at him once he’d been rescued from Siberia when rogues had
taken out his whole pack.
Dane snapped out of his thoughts to see all the boys grinning at him.
“I’m going to change and then we’re going.” Ryder smiled.
“Okay.” Dane eyed Nate as he opened a bag and peered inside.
“What’s in there?” he asked.
“Um, poodle skirts and saddle shoes.” Nate blushed slightly.
“Excuse me?” Dane said, slowly.
“Um, well, you see, Olivia has this school project she’s doing for
media class and we all volunteered to help out,” Nate explained.
“By wearing poodle skirts?” Dane lifted a questioning brow.
“Yes.” Stone crossed his arms and narrowed his gaze at Dane.
“Problem with that?”
Dane lifted his hands. “Hey, whatever makes you guys happy.”
He’d grown accustomed to seeing the guys barely dressed and
strutting across the stage at Cuffs and Stuff, but poodle skirts? That was a
HEHE, TOLD YOU THERE WAS A REASON FOR THAT RATING! HERE IS A SHORT BIO ON SANDRINE AND A FEW LINKS, AS WELL AS HER AMAZON PAGE LINK:
Best selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by "Old School" French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn't until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research.She's been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She's traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.
SANDY'S AMAZON PAGE
ASSASSIN SHIFTER WEBSITE
SANDY'S FACEBOOK PAGE
FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE
NOW THAT YOU HAVE THE LINKS TO GET TO KNOW THIS LOVELY AUTHOR AND HER WORK BETTER, I HOPE YOU DO IT, YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY YOU DID! THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF RYDE THE LIGHTNING!