Today I am pleased to present you a review of Savage: Daughters of the Jaguar, Book 1 by Willow Rose. Please be sure to check out the other Tour Stops to see what others thought. Also – be sure to look for the Giveaway on the other stops – where one US entrant can win a signed paperback copy of Savage and one winner will get an eBook copy.
Series: Daughters of the Jaguar
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
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Book Description: The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled.
Savage is a paranormal romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up. It is the first book in a family saga that covers three decades of the character’s lives. The sequel is expected in September 2012.
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My Review: I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Not your average paranormal story; Christian is hearing voices and having premonitions of evil to come. The only answers can be had, come from the house next door and the family that lives within, shunned and gossiped about. Weaving a thread of shape shifting, Native American lore, premonitions, telekinetic powers and the lore of the Fountain of Youth – the story weaves a tale that allows Christian to find a direction for his life while accepting, if not embracing all that he has learned about the world that now surrounds him.
The story tries to weave in a baseline of tolerance and acceptance with a touch of the ‘death is nothing to fear’ pacification of many life after death stories, although it is incorporated in a far less clumsy way than often happens; although there were some passages that could have done with another round of edits; the writing was competent and the integration of legend and revival of a thought to be extinct tribal line of Native Americans with a taste of the worship beliefs is a surprising and well researched addition, if brief. All in all, the book is a good lead-in for a second installment: and I am curious to see where the author goes with book 2 in the series.
About the Author: Willow Rose writes Paranormal Romance, mystery and fantasy. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s SpaceCoast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Other books by the author: – One, Two … He is coming for you – The eye of the Crystal ball – Beyond – Afterlife #1 – Serenity – Afterlife #2 – Endurance – Afterlife #3 Currently Willow Rose is working on the sequal in the series “Daughters of the Jaguar”. It is expected to be published fall 2012.