Plot Summary When you ve lived for countless centuries and can t remember most of it and what little you do recall massively sucks You then find that you ve dug a metaphorical hole for yourself so deep there seems no way out What do you do with the centuries still ahead Amalie Shepherd Texas horse rancher and Light Fae exile recalls only brief images of her past She s pretty sure her amnesia was forced on her and the idea of learning why is terrifying So Amalie concentrates on running her ranch and keeping a subtle eye on the small town of Fundy and its human inhabitants Her sense of humor is as sharp as her twin swords she s bull headed and fiercely loyal and tells her own story with unflinching honesty scathing wit and a dash of optimism despite her best attempts to come across as a hard assNick Fletcher isn t your ordinary vampire Outgoing and adventurous he s at ease with his immortal existence and refuses to be bound by the rigid rules inflicted upon his kind by both the Church and his own Ancients Nick s been in love with Amalie for centuries although she s left him twice rather than kill him He doesn t believe she d harm him but worries how he ll survive if she leaves a third time something he s determined won t happenAmalie s past catches up with her enmeshing her in a centuries long war and the impossibility of identifying family from foe When Amalie learns of a plot to make humans extinct starting with those she s determined to protect she and Nick are swept into an uneasy truce with treacherous allies and outcast supernaturals who like them are just trying to find a place for themselves in a world that doesn t even believe they existMy own personal review I m truly lad that I came across Ms Paige s books when I was Michelangelo: His Epic Life given the opportunity to preview another book of hers She s theenuine article If you ve read my review of Stealing Time then you know that she s definitely on the mark when it comes to writing PNR novels Her characters aren t perfect by any means which is why I like them What they do have is fierce loyalty toward each and the means to remain friends throughout some very trying times In this one Nick Fletcher and Amalie Shepherd are the main characters but there are sub characters that allow the book to flow nicely along at a brisk and steady pace As you read before Amalie lost most of her memories after being held captive by the Dark Fae Reide I acuired this book through a Goodreads First Reads Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge giveaway oBrief Summary There are already plenty ofood summaries for the plot but here s a uick overview Amalie Shepherd is a light Fae with PTSD and amnesia living in a uiet Texas community When her ancient lover Nick Fletcher tracks her down and contacts her a seuence of events is set in motion that forces Amalie to confront her past and find a way to save the mortals that have become so dear to herReviewI surprised myself by enjoying this book I wasn t sure what I was in for as I read the first few chapters They seemed a little thick on the romance to me but then I don t normally read romance so I really couldn t tell from experience if that s normal for a romance or not In any case I m lad I
kept with it The relationship between Amalie and Nick is one plot thread of several and with it The relationship between Amalie and Nick is one plot thread of several and This is the preuel to Shadowplay And being mildly pedantic
read them in the intended order Shadowplay then Maelstrom I enjoyed both immensely but I do think I would have enjoyed them even had I read Maelstrom firstAmalie is a Light Fae exile suffering from amnesia and living on a ranch in small town Fundy Texas Her past starts to catch up with her starting with her boyfriend Nick who she literally disappeared on years ago and soon it s not just hunky boyfriends knocking on the door Psychotic brothers creepy distant relatives and a whole lot of trouble As the memories come flooding back though so does her inherent power which makes Amalie a kick ass heroineThe romance between Amalie and Nick is sweet and well written and the theme of friendship and loyalty is strong throughout the book The book ends right where Shadowplay kicks off so the flow of the story over the I received this book as an unexpected bonus from the author when I won a copy of Shadowplay through GoodReads First Reads Giveaways Here is my honest reviewFirst I m rather annoyed with myself for reading the books out of order how dumb am IAll the little niggles holding me back from properly enjoying Shadowplay were easily put to rest Because this book was so fantastic I love Ms Paige s writing style it is very easy to et sucked into the story and carried along with it I love that she Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders gets right to the story telling and doesn t bulk out the story with unnecessary waffle So what youet is a fast action packed story with highs lows danger romance and humour Love it I wanna read them both again I hope as I sit here typing this Ms paige is doing the same some where else because I d love to read Thank you for sharing your books Amalie a light Fae of the very few left doesn t remember much of her past What she does remember is so horrific that she cannot bear trying to remember When a vampire from her past Nick shows up to win her heart again Amalie knows it s only a matter of time before she Penny Aggie Volume 2 gives in From her selective memory she knows she left him twice for his own safety but cannot remember why so she is absolutely terrified to let him close again However as her powers slowly return the Cham of the Dark Fae refocuses his efforts on destroying Amalie once I was easily caught up in this thrilling fantasy adventure I had to put it down three or four times in order to take care of a chore or run an errand but I was always eager toet back to the book and immerse myself again into this alternate Texas I love so many things about the story that it is difficult to narrow it down for purposes of this review The banter between the characters absolutely sparkles well written believable at times touching at times humorous I love Nick s devotion and loyalty to Amalie he is her constant steadfast anchor and abiding love I love Amalie s wit sardonic humor even her contrariness but mostly what appeals to me is her essential oo. BookStrand Fantasy Romance vampires Fae exile Amalie Shepherd takes refuge from her nightmare past by burying herself and her heart in operating her Texas horse ranch That's where the immortal Nick Fletcher finds her In love with Amalie he's determined to see if they have a chance together Now that he's.
i read them in the intended order shadowplay
Elisa Paige ↠ 3 downloadFor an engaging story and healthy amount of happy sighing Happy reading Cover WellI only saw a pic of it but mehLameReallyIt looks like a next door irl having an anxiety attackIt would be an ok cover for a b list romance ya novelFor this storyIt does not do Amelie justice for oneSecondI wanted it mysticalOkso I paintThat kind of Les Innocents gets me too critical on most coversMy thoughts on thisI would do a low profile of an ice blond from nose downShe has a fist of blond hair twirled around her hand4 fingers holding tightly while the index is outstretched near her lips with a spec of blood i like to think deer blood So2 stars on thisSummary OuchIt wasnot so I Was A Stranger goodI was sceptical about the book because of itIt sounded like the power puffirlssugarspiceand everything niceAND SOME CHEMICAL X faevampiresranchBATTLEcringes 2 stars on this tooI would not be so low on stars on the cover and summary if this was not a rand read and deserved the bestWriting If I had a speech bubble above my head now it would be full of hearts and exclamation marksThis woman writes superbYou can see the imaginationthe talentbut also the education She didn t just et a computer and wanted to be a star She worked and now she IS a starnoUniverse worthy authorI The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States giggled a lot with small thingsI read the first pun and startled my fiance byirly igglingHe asked me what was wrongI don t iggleMostly I Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth go ohive me a break or what everErmthis happened because the main character was wittyI wasn t just liking herI WAS HER 8 stars out of 5 PlotWorkedIt was a bit of KMMooningNoit s in no way a copy of any Moning s seriesjust that it s eually electrifyingBtw the book was longA stupid thing to be mushy aboutit seemsbut think about itAlmost never a bookespecially linked bookshas then 160 pagesYou 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts get in to the story and pufThe endThe only thing you think about was 10 dollars for a short storyBut you don t share your rageBecause this trend is so popular now it s considered weird to find it offensiveThis literary piece had a beginningmiddle and endAnd from the very beginning we fall in love with the protagonistsI read the first pages and wanted to slap Nick silly just like she would have wanted me to But i loved him tooStrongly While we readbefore our eyes sherowsall these years of her longlongLONG life become reality and weor rather Ilive trough it allwanting to cryto kisscuddleand fightbitebe strongSo yeahI was sucked inAnd could not stop readingIt felt like Nora Roberts Moonrise (Snowfall, gets blasted in to fantasyFor somethis is badFor meNo wayNora is the bestSOwhy herYouet the romancethe ranchthe frenemyes sometimes heresometimes against youAnd BAMFae disputeswarSound cornyrightI readas I saidthe summary and shudderedGahFae horse ranchOooooo kBut it all worksIt actually does full five stars In Serbiapeople are hungry for a bit pf fantasyBut reallyreally small amounts of the books et translatedImagine a country where people have no idea what the Fever series are or never set eyes on Chicagoland vampsMasses can use Englishbut not read whole books without it being hardSothere I wasin the library and this young irl was reading TwilightLooking at her i kept thinking you have NO IDEA what I am reading AND WHAT YOU ARE MISSINGYeahThis bookIt was that Hello, Snow! goodSook in Serbia we don t have the translationsBut why the bleep is this author not totally and out of this world popular in AmericaAre you blindPeople rad all kinds of bleep but they don t see whats right under their nosesWhen I read a rew s about an other book from this author the biggest one said It hadood sexInventive muchGo buy playboySo bleep BleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepAll of you just bleep if you don t bleep like this oneAhI hate injusticeThere is one book out there by this writer and I will make it mine as soon as my credit card stops facing the fate of scissors snip snip from all the book purchasesIt will be minemineMINEstruggles in her nice white crazy shirtBut I will be the last to laugh when Elisa Paige becomes famous and I can A Little Dinner Before the Play go around telling all of you I told you so Nowo read this book Maelstrom is a preuel to Shadowplay I purchased the book because I enjoyed Shadowplay I wasn t sure if I would like the book because I m enerally not a preuel person I find most preuels should not have been written Malestrom is one of the exceptionsThe beginning of the book was a bit confusing as I tried to re oriented myself to the cast of characters The main character Amalie was not a favourite of mine in Shadowplay I found her to be a bit high on herself and a tad
"annoying for this "For this to be devoted to Amalie I was wary about the book I have to admit the first few chapters I was not engaged and thought oh boy I uess I may not finish this book As Amalie s past is revealed
the book pulled me in a bit From there on until the end I didn t put the book down Thebook pulled me in a bit From there on until the end I didn t put the book down The moved at a fast pace I felt regret sorrow rage as each new memory was revealed I like Amalie now and after understanding all she s been through I think better of herI would write about her relationships in the book but that would be a spoiler I can say the story ends right before Shadowplay begins BeautifulI can only hope Ms be a spoiler I can say the story ends right before Shadowplay begins BeautifulI can only hope Ms writes follow up to Shadowplay I enjoy her writing voice and particular what she does to her heroines Not a one is a victim Each one has been dealt a bad hand yet they can overcome the situation I like how none of her characters are flawless This makes her characters relate able Her males are sweetly written and I like the romantic if not realistic model I enjoyed her book reatly and look forward to future books I love so many things about the story that it is difficult to narrow it down for purposes of this review The banter between the characters absolutely sparkled well written believable at times touching at times humorous I love Nick s devotion and loyalty to Amalie he is her constant steadfast anchor and abiding love I love Amalie s wit sardonic humor even her contrariness but mostly what appeals to me is her essential oodness Despite the terrible things inflicted upon her cruel attempts designed to mold and shape her into someone else s ideal she hangs on she perseveres and eventually she triumph. E the worst hurricane's wreckage seem like mild clutter To survive and break the past's hold on her Amalie will have to ally with those who betrayed her reach out to those she herself betrayed and unite her two selves the person she once was and the person she wants to be A BookStrand Mainstream Romance. Dness Despite the terrible things inflicted upon her cruel attempts designed to mold and shape her into someone else s ideal she hangs on she perseveres and eventually she triumphs I appreciate the fact that the novel is set here in Texas and many references amused me Most especially I like the strange little cat that decides to make its home with Amalie and Nick This book easily stands on its own It ends with a cliff hanger but the conclusion for this installment seems natural I am eager for adventures and I hope to find time to read Shadowplay the book that started this series This book is recommended for any age reader LaurieReviewer for Coffee Time Romance MoreFull Review I knew with one Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood glance at the blurb that I wasoing to enjoy this book but as I started to read and Amalie pulled me into her world nothing prepared me for just how addicting MAELSTROM would be I was completely seduced by the thrilling action that came as Amalie s past finally caught up with her and as she finds herself surrounded by strong friendship and unconditional support Most of all I was hooked into the amazing romance the author wove as I read of Nick and his unswerving devotion to his life mate Amalie This is definitely a book that all romance lovers should read and as I m still recovering from my constant swoon I m in desperate search for from this authorAmalie has been to Hell and back A Light Fae she was kidnapped and brutally tortured for countless years and in order to survive it has blocked all memories of her past deep inside her Exiled to the small town of Fundy she begins to create for herself a new life throwing herself into running a horse ranch and developing friendships with humans But it doesn t take long until something from her past someone who holds a very deep claim to her heart and souls finds her and places himself firmly back in her life Nick Fletcher her vampire lover has searched everywhere for her and has never once swayed in his love and devotion to her He s determined to never lose her again and as Amalie opens her heart back up to him willing to Forbidden Reading give in to love she has for him he helps her deal with her past and the current threat she s facing Bringing in three trusted vampire friends Wen Roddie and Burke they soon discover that an old enemy of Amalie the Dark Fae who tortured her without mercy has found her and is plotting to destroy her Add to this her evil twin Kian has also returned and Amalie is finds herself immersed in trouble The story tells of the race to save the people of Fundy and ultimately the world of the deep bonds of friendship that can be forged and most of all the incredible feeling of love that comes from someone who would do anything to protect the one they love Amalie finds as the story progresses her memories she s blocked return and with it she truly becomes whole Having left Nick once before because she felt dangerous and unstable will she do it again or will Nick be able to hold on to her this time proving that their love is can overcome anythingI think the author did an amazing job with this book There were uite a few battle scenes as Amalie and her friends battled against the Dark Fae and creatures and I was able to see them vividly in my mind The author was able to include areat amount of emotion into the story and I was totally drawn into heart racing I loved that I was able to feel the fear and rage Amalie felt when someone threatened Nick and the worry that Nick felt whenever Amalie was in
danger the tender moments between them were specialThe tender moments between them were special heartfelt and I couldn t help but sigh as they exchanged endearments with each other in Breton MAELSTROM was entertaining from beginning to end and there were honestly times when I became frustrated because I had to stop to sleep and take care of other responsibilities This was definitely a book I could sit and read in one sittingI adored the characters in this book each one showing reat personality that made me want to learn a little bit about them Amalie was instantly endearing because she was a survivor and I marveled that she was able to function after the horrendous things that happened to her I loved that she was tough that she was incredibly protective of Nick and those she cared for but that she also had that realness about her She had a lot to be afraid of and I
t blame her for to shut those memories awayDon T Blame Her For
"but she showed "she showed when having to face them and I loved that she was fierce I had so much fun imagining her lunging for the throats of those stupid enough to threat Nick in her presence and after one limpse I could totally see why she loved him so muchNick there s really no words for him The lengths he went to be with Amalie were inspiring and I was in a constant swoon with him because he was just so intense He searched everywhere for her when she disappeared and it broke my heart throughout the book reading about the pain he felt in losing her again He was unbelievably devoted to her and attentive and I loved how he would drop his fangs and fly into warrior mode when he thought her safety was threatened There was this feeling about it that really pulled on my heartstrings I can t really explain it but even now just thinking about him my heart is racing and I m wearing a Future Focus goofyrin Amalie was one lucky Fae to have such a lover as NickMy review wouldn t be complete without a mention of the three delicious vampire warriors Wen Roddie and Burke Each of them had their own uirks and feisty appeal and as a vamp lover I was in heaven I loved Roddie and the way his Irish brogue would thicken depending on the situation Burke was a constant source of entertainment because I thought he was the hot head of the bunch it not taking much to set him off and put him in fight mode I was sad once the book ended because I thought that s all I d see of them but YAY A uick look on Goodreads showed that Roddie has his own book Shadow Play Definitely something to look forward toAll in all MAESTROM was a success in my eyes Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History: Documents and Essays giving me areat read full of emotion and romance It A Sting in the Tale gave me exactly what I hoped for and I wasn t left disappointed or wanting I d definitely recommend this to anyone looking. Back in her life Amalie can't deny that her feelings for him have never faded Through Nick's care Amalie's power returns making her visible to the Dark Fae King Reiden With a singular hatred for Amalie the one POW who escaped Reiden creates an environmental disaster to kill her a disaster that will mak.