Monday, June 8, 2015

RUNNING WITH THE WIND RELEASE DAY REVIEW:



HEY THERE FRIENDS, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS POST! IT IS RELEASE DAY FOR SHIRA ANTHONY AND #3 IN THE MERMEN OF EA SERIES; RUNNING WITH THE WIND! WHAT IS DOUBLE EXCITING IS I HAVE A GUEST REVIEWER, CLAUDIA DID A GREAT JOB WITH THIS ONE, SO LET'S GET TO IT: I HAVE HER REVIEW, LINKS, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT (SPOILER ALERT ON THE EXCERPT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES, SO BE CAREFUL ;P):



CLAUDIA PICKED THE PERFECT QUOTE FOR THIS SPLENDID BOOK! HERE IS HER REVIEW:


         Running with the Wind (Mermen of Ea #3) by: Shira Anthony
                                                             reviewed by: Claudia


With the final confrontation between the island and mainland Ea factions looming, Taren and Ian sail with Odhrán to investigate a lost colony of merfolk in the Eastern Lands. Upon their arrival, the King of Astenya welcomes them as friends. Odhrán, however, isn’t so quick to trust the descendent of the man who held him prisoner for nearly a decade, especially now that he has someone to cherish and protect—the mysterious winged boy he rescued from the depths. 

Armed with the knowledge he believes will save the Ea, Taren returns to the mainland. With Ian at his side, Taren convinces Vurin that their people must unite with their island brethren before it’s too late. When Seria and his men attack, Taren must call upon the ancient power of the rune stone to protect his comrades. But using the stone’s immeasurable power commands a hefty price—and Ian fears that price is Taren’s life.





If you, like me, couldn’t wait to read more about Taren, Ian and Odhran , the wait is over… Today is release day!!! And I’m so glad I got to review this amazing book.
If you haven’t read this series yet, you cannot miss it!
Taren was a slave for all of his life… when he’s kidnapped by a pirate, he finally feels the freedom for the first time and when he meets Ian, his life changes in ways he couldn’t ever imagine. He discovers that Ian is a shape-shifting merfolk, called EA, and he is one of them too.
Taren believes he can save his people, the EA, but he will need more than just his powers to do it. He will need the support of Ian and his friends.
After all the anguish and uncertainty from Into the Wind, we get to finally know all the turns in Taren and Ian’s life to fulfill their Destiny, and wow, I couldn’t put this book down… My heart went out to Ian and Taren, while they tried to put their fears and doubts to rest and trust in their bond, in the love, so prepare yourself for one more great ride through the EA world.
The amazing secondary characters in this story are an additional charm and make you wish for more. I know this is the last book of Ian and Taren’s story, but there are hints of a new story and I’m hoping Odhrán will get his own story, because he so deserves a HEA too.
Thank you Shira for this amazing reading and thanks Bec for allowing me to review it.

                                                   the 5 perfect pink shell rating :)

AWESOME JOB CLAUDIA! AND THE PINK SHELL IS THE PERFECT RATING! HERE ARE THE LINKS:




GRAB THIS BOOK FRIENDS, AND IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE OTHER TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES, YOU JUST HAVE TO, THEY ARE WONDERFUL! HERE ARE THE DREAMSPINNER LINKS FOR BOOKS 1 AND 2:



NOW HERE IS THE PROMISED EXCERPT, BUT I WILL WARN YOU ONCE AGAIN THERE ARE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS SO LOOK AWAY IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THEM ;P:

IAN LEANED over the railing as the morning sunlight warmed his shoulders. A few feet away, Taren wrapped a blanket around the shivering boy, who sat with his knees hugged to his chest. He tenderly ruffled the boy’s fiery red hair. The boy leaned into Taren’s touch and made a satisfied sound much like the purr of a cat.

Not a boy, Ian reminded himself. Bastian. An Anuki. The heavenly brethren of the Ea. A dragon shifter reborn from the ashes. True, this freckle-faced dragon child looked nothing like the full-fledged beast who’d nearly killed them the day before, but they knew little of the Anuki. Had it only been a day since Seria’s men had attacked them and they’d lost Rider to Seria’s bullet?

Ian met Taren’s gaze and his grief eased slightly. Taren smiled back, his warm brown eyes hooded with exhaustion and grief, his shoulder-length hair having dried in a tumble of waves. From where he sat on the deck, Bastian watched Odhrán, keenly interested. The sphere they’d discovered not long after the destruction of the Sea Witch—an egg, Ian now knew—had dissolved beneath the water. Bastian had been choking and spluttering when Odhrán had carried him aboard. Since then, Bastian had done little but watch Odhrán with rapt attention.

Like a baby bird watches its mother. Ian frowned at his folly. How easy it was to forget this pathetic creature had destroyed the Sea Witch and nearly killed them all. If Odhrán hadn’t killed the dragon Bastian had become, they’d all have died. And yet Bastian had been reborn.

Bastian glanced up at Taren, blinked several times, then shifted his gaze back to Odhrán, who spoke in hushed tones to one of his crew. The long blond braid down Odhrán’s back dripped onto the deck and left the back of his woolen jacket sodden. Despite the bright blue of his eyes and his youthful features, Odhrán appeared as exhausted as Ian felt.

“A moment of your time?” Ian said after the crewmember trotted off toward the stairs, leaving the four of them alone on the foredeck.

Odhrán nodded and followed Ian amidships, far enough away that Bastian wouldn’t hear.

“Do you think this is wise?” Ian asked with a quick glance back at Taren and Bastian.

“What would you have me do? Leave him to drown?” Odhrán, too, appeared weary. Ian knew he still regretted having killed the fully transformed Bastian.

“He couldn’t live without Rider.” Taren’s words echoed in Ian’s mind. Rider—Ian’s oldest friend—had taken a bullet in Ian’s stead. There’d been no time to grieve.

“No.” Ian sighed. “Rider would have wanted us to care for him.” Taren would never have forgiven him for suggesting they leave Bastian to drown, and they’d lost too much to even consider it.

Odhrán nodded curtly and turned his gaze eastward. Now calm in the wake of the storm, the water sparkled with sunlight. Nothing remained of the Sea Witch but a few bits of broken timbers floating restlessly on the waves. Later, all of the men now aboard the Chimera would gather on the deck to remember the Witch’s captain, but for just a moment, Ian could almost imagine Rider at the wheel of his beloved ship.

THERE YOU HAVE IT FRIENDS, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS ONE NOW! THANKS FOR JOINING CLAUDIA AND I (GREAT JOB MY FRIEND) FOR OUR RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF RUNNING WITH THE WIND! ENJOY FRIENDS!


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