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Sunday, April 15, 2012

review: dreamer (chosen by the gods 2) by Ann Mayburn

“Then arise, O idle dreamer! Dreams are sweet, But better flowers are growing at your feet. If you crush, or pass unheeding, idle friend, You shall answer for their ruin in the end.” - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Shan Harrison designs, crafts and sells her own jewelry. people see her as a small creative Asian woman with an attitude who dresses herself in outrageous clothes. in private, Shan adores her adoptive parents and her best friend Daisy. she also has fantasies that shame and excite her at the same time. her reality is about to change when she meets Devon King and learns that she is marked as one of the Chosen by the Gods of Creation.
it was great to come back to author Ann Mayburn's world of gods, goddesses and their human charges. she dazzles us once more with her fertile imagination and remarkable storytelling. 
i knew before i stared reading that were there were some BDSM elements included. i am still uncomfortable with them. it was quite a relief that they were not too hard core nor were they the real focus of the story. 
i loved reading about Shan, Daisy, the new characters and what threatened Washington, D.C.'s citizens. the bickering between Shan and Devon, their undeniable attraction for each other, what they had to face together to save the city's children,  which Goddess finally chooses Shan and the history/mystery of Shan's parentage are some of the highlights of the book. 
Dreamer is the second installment in the Chosen by the Gods series. if you happen to read Dreamer first, that is all right as it can pretty much stand on its own but i still recommend everyone to read Blessed, the first book.  one's knowledge about what a Chosen or Mentor is and the history between the Gods of Creation and Destruction will be further enhanced. the stories are also different yet there is a connection. characters in Blessed make their appearance in Dreamer and some of them play significant roles whether as major or minor players. 
all in all, Dreamer was a satisfying and absorbing read for me. i look forward to finding out in the third book (?) what is in store this time for the next mortal who gets to be blessed and honored as Chosen by the Gods.
*Dreamer (Chosen by the Gods 2) is available at Liquid Silver Books, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and Fictionwise
for more information about Ann Mayburn and her work, please visit http://www.annmayburn.com/, her author page at Goodreads and follow her on Twitter and Facebook. 
read an excerpt from Dreamer (Chosen by the Gods 2) HERE and check out my review of Blessed (Chosen by the Gods 1) HERE
my personal rating is:
Dreamer (Chosen by the Gods 2) contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 and under. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of Dreamer (Chosen by the Gods 2) 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.

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