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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

review: blessed (chosen by the gods 1) by Ann Mayburn

We've been called, and He has blessed. - Willie Aames

it is back to school for Eliana Shay. as she enters her second year of college, she meets new friends and falls for handsome Professor Aiden Klemenson. little does Eliana realize that her life hangs by a thread as the forces of Creation and Destruction wage a battle against the other and the prize is her head. 
i love mythology and i try to read any stories about it that i can get my hands on. when i started reading this book, i had no idea what i was getting into. from the get-go, it was different and as the pages unfolded, i knew that i have never read anything like this before.
this paranormal romance deviates from the usual vampires, lycantrophes and other shapeshifters that seem staple to the genre. what author Ann Mayburn presents is a world of gods, goddesses and their Chosen human agents that is undeniably original and unexpectedly steamy!
Eliana is smart, funny and very sensual. though she lives in a society where magic abounds and is surrounded by it, she barely has any knowledge of its inner workings. everything changes when Aiden, her Professor in Modern Mythology, explains to her that she has been Chosen and Aiden would be her Mentor. as she learns more about the forces of Creation and Destruction, Eliana falls deeper for Aiden and vice versa. when sparks fly between them and their passions collide, these two are quite a pair!
aside from the paranormal and romantic aspect of this book, there is humor and suspense. there is a bit of violence as well which some readers may find disturbing but i think it was integral to the plot.
overall, i find this first book in the Chosen by the Gods series well written and thought of. not only is it unique but also fun and hot in all the right places!

*Blessed - Chosen by the Gods 1 is available at Liquid Silver Books, Amazon and All Romance Ebooks. for more information about Ann Mayburn and her work, please visit http://www.annmayburn.com/

my personal rating is:
Blessed (Chosen by the Gods 1) contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

1 comment:

Ann Mayburn said...

I just returned from vacation to see this awesome review! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work and I'm so very happy you liked it. Book 2 in my Chosen by the Gods sereis, 'Dreamer' (Devon's book) is about to go into edits. I'll send you a copy when it's fit for public consumption. :D

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