9 October 2013

Blog Tour + Review: Forever Angel by January Bain

Book #4 in the Forever Series
Paranormal Romance
Date Published: October 7th 2013
Will the blood be enough to save the Vampire Clans from certain annihilation?
As prophesied by Lord RA, a Dhampyre has been born to a woman of the Fae. Having coupled with a recently turned vampire, Sunday Rose St. Clair bore this special child she named Jax at much risk to her own life and to all that came to her aid.
The newly formed Forever Clan, also created by Lord RA to protect the gifted offspring from all who bore him ill, are sworn to protect the new Dhampyre. Will the now grown up Jax be the one to save all the ancients from certain death? Or will the evil Lucifer Clan that searches for him find him first and end all hope for the vampires…

Author Spotlight: January Bain is first and foremost a storyteller. She lives inside her imagination with so many characters clamoring to be set free that she is constantly working on two or three books. A visual artist, a teacher, a writer, January does not think there is enough hours in the day to capture all the magic that flows forth in our amazing world. A lover of research, she is drawn to world-building like a moth to a flame! She enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike. She is published by Champagne Book Group for her Forever Series of books. You can find January at www.januarybain.ca

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say (review): I had previously read Forever Man, Forever Woman and Forever Clan before starting Forever Angel and I would recommend reading them first because the narrative does include continuing storylines and reoccurring characters.
In case you haven't read the other books in the 'Forever' series I'll keep this as spoiler free as possible. After the events in the last book, the Forever Clan (Aiden, Winter, Sean, Sunday Rose and Jax) are living in Egypt researching a cure for Jax's rapid aging. Mike's now 25-year-old sister Julie (I thought she was his niece in the first book, but essentially it doesn't really matter) goes to Egypt for a research trip/escape. Sunday Rose persuades Jax to be Julie's tour guide/chaperone. Julie knows there is something different about Jax, but she isn't aware he is a half-vampire or that Aiden and the others are vampires.
The vampire king Christopher makes a dramatic reappearance and the other clans are beginning to destruct due to a nasty vampire virus and a power hungry leader.
My slight problem with the previous books was the insta-love elements and the speed in which the couples get married/mated. Thankfully there is a lot more going on in Forever Angel and the characters are more hesitant to form a relationship.
The Latin and ancient Egyptian twist made for an interesting back story (if not a little confusing at times). The Isis dream crossover/reincarnation stuff was clever and I look forward to seeing where January Bain takes the series.
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
You’ll like Julie. She’s a very nice small-town girl from halfway around the world who needs a change of scenery. Promise me that you’ll show her a good time while she’s here, Jax. She knows nothing about our being vampire and since you’re a Daywalker you’re our only hope in keeping her suspicions at bay, though with her sister-in-law Ellie being a true healer she might have a more open mind than most.
 That was his Ma’s words just one week ago and here he was heading for the airport to pick up that bit of baggage, dutiful son that he was. He snorted in derision, remembering how absolutely unimpressed he was to be the official escort of someone—he almost used the word hick but thought better of it—from Nome, Alaska. And to think he had important plans this week—lord knows time was the one thing he did not have enough of and what little he had certainly did not include chaperoning a Miss Julie Stone through the tourist spots of Luxor. He ran his hands through hair that the sun had bleached to a burnished gold, his azure blue eyes glinting angrily in his tanned face, the chiseled jaw-line tightening from the momentary annoyance.

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