Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tides by Natasha S. Brown & GIVEAWAY

It’s Leif’s eighth summer going viking with his father on their ship the Kraken—and he’s had enough. For as long as Leif can remember, his father has claimed to be a descendant of Ægir, god of the sea, and has exploited their shape changing ability—all this to amass enough gold to gain entrance into the ocean god’s halls. Leif hopes that time’s drawing near so he can free himself from Ragna’s domineering shadow.

On the green hills of Éire, Eilish is content learning traditional folk cures from her father until a Finn-Gall raid disturbs the peace. Desperate to protect Eilish from harm, her father cuts her hair and disguises her in his old clothing before she’s ripped from the only home she’s ever known. Sold as a thrall in Duiblinn, she must hide out as a young man on a ship full of barbarians.

Now Eilish, who fears she’ll become Ægir’s next sacrifice, and Leif, who isn’t prepared to stand up against his father’s powerful wrath, must face the tides of change—no matter how ominous they may seem.

My Thoughts…

Tide is not a happy go lucky story.   All of the characters suffered hardships, many by their own kins faults.     Yet, there is friendships, respect, and love.    The relationship between Leif and Eilish is not normal.    Leif purchases Eilish as a slave.   The catch is he thinks Eilish is a boy.    Once the truth is learned the attraction becomes obvious and the fun begins.   Well, for the reader the fun begins.    I could feel the attraction and the fear.   The fear of Leif’s dad catching on to what was happening and putting a horrific end to Eilish.    Leif did everything he had to just to keep her safe.

Tide is not my normal reading style yet I could not pass it up.   The beautiful cover left me intrigued as to what I would find when I picked up my copy.    The man, Leif,  is mysterious and sexy while the woman. Eilish,  seems to be hiding yet is interested in what the man is doing.    I feel like this describes Leif and Eilish perfectly.   I love when a cover actually goes along with the story.  

This book is part of a series.   It is book two although I did not read book one I choose to read it.   There were times that I felt like I was missing something, nothing major but maybe a past friendship hiccup or some history between characters.    With that being said I do not feel like I was lost, I understood the story and what was happening, I enjoyed reading Tides but feel like I should go back and read the first book now that I am hooked on Leif and Eilish.  

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Scars (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 1)
Along the breathtaking and unforgiving coast of Snæland, Ásta’s ancestral farm is plagued with bad luck. The kinless maiden’s turf walls continue to be found damaged, and there aren’t enough farmhands to maintain the property. Claw marks in the dirt revive old memories of the wolf attack that left her scarred, and she begins to fear the whispers are true—that Fenrir, son of Loki and king of the wolves, has come to claim her and her land.

Torin often leaves his uncle’s farm in the southern hills to track and ensnare valuable gyrfalcons. His secret ability to turn into the birds he trains means his falconry skills are unparalleled, earning him precious silver and gold. If the ghosts of his past didn’t haunt him daily, pushing him to numb his senses with drink, Torin might have married by now—as his uncle often reminds him. He knows the time has finally come to find a wife and settle down.

During the Althing, the gathering of the year, Ásta’s ability to maintain her property comes into question while Torin wonders if a woman in jeopardy of losing her farm is really worth the trouble.

I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to buy from....   Paperback

About the author
Natasha was born in Nevada City, California. Being an only child, she resorted to using her imagination while exploring the forest surrounding her home (a nasty habit she hasn’t been able to break). Her natural interest in fantasy ignited when her parents read The Hobbit to her as a youth, and from then on anything seemed possible. Once awarded with a Hershey’s bar ‘the size of a Buick’ in her high school English class for creative writing, her passion and interest in literature has never dimmed.

She now lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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  1. Thank you for sharing today, book 1 was amazing too, luckily these are completely different stories so you didn't miss out on any story background xx

  2. I would like to be a big bear and let my kids ride me.

  3. Thank you for the compliment on the cover! I'm quite fond of it myself! I'm glad you gave Tides a try, and I appreciate your review :-)

  4. I think I'd like to shape shift into a bird so I could fly around and see the world.