Sunday, September 7, 2014

Serenya's Song (Tallenmere Book #2)

Author: Mysti Parker

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance

Adult Content: 18 +

Rated: 5 Stars

Publication Date: April 29, 2012

No one ever said love was easy...
Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she's no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she's endured gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind. All she's ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside down.
Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe.
When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in the town may die.
Together, he and Serenya must overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they've always dreamed of.


Any attempts to not read through this book in one sitting may be futile. 
At the novel's end, I felt exasperated at my insatiable lust for more. I'm afraid the author created an incredible sense of longing in me that I've rendered useless to control. Actually, after reading 'Serenya's Song', I have no desire, what so ever, to stop reading books of the adult paranormal/fantasy genre. 

Do expect the graphics of the adult content to be explicitly written. I may have never had the desire to read books of an R rated (bordering X) before, but for me, there is no possibility of going back. This author has meticulously seduced  a part of me with this book that has led me to enjoy more diverse territories. Perhaps her plot ventures further than the book itself? ;)

Jayden's role in 'A Ranger's Tale' as a secondary protagonist leave's the reader feeling admiration and inspired. Mysti Parker  elaborated on the elf's passions, characteristics, history, and heart-break from the first book, creating a mesmerizing protagonist. Amplifying his attributes provided a solid back story setting. 

After many years of trisks and a broken heart, Jayden has finally found his perfect match. Though it may be love at first sight for he and Serenya, the trials are endless and hope is dwindling.

Serenya is married to, Sebastian Crowe , man of power and an abusive nature. Harboring on her insecurities, her deformity and the possibility of being barren, he forces himself on her endlessly while using influence to cage her with fear. An escape route that doesn't come to a deadly end seems impossible at any attempts. 

Jayden refuses to give up on her or his heart, especially when hell on earth is literally so near to her. Their chemistry when alone together is agonizing every time they are forced their separate ways. 

Romance, however, is not all to expected of this extraordinary tale. 
Eerie and unique mythological creatures are the cornerstone for this mystery. While Jayden and his troops from the L.I.O. set out to unravel the mysteries behind the portal to hell before devastation strikes again, Serenya's personal mystery is the captivating force in the premise. 

I won't elaborate on the last chapters of the book despite them being some of my favorite. The shocks and surprises are too praise-worthy to chance ruining. 

The secondary characters on this novel are captured so well it cannot go without bring mentioned. Part of the unique charm to this series is you can expect to read  roles from the protagonists in the previous book and in the third installment of the Tallenmere series. 

It's even more beguiling that each book in the series uses already familiar characters. And with each new tale, the history of Tallenmere expands, creating what feels like a tangible, new world.

Tallenmere: A series that cannot disappoint!!!



Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a wife, mother of three, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Her writing has been likened to Terry Goodkind's 'Sword of Truth' series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.

Mysti's other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, and EveryDayFiction. She serves as a class mentor in Writers Village University's seven week online course, F2K. She's just finished her first historical romance and has two children's books represented by Steven Hutson of WordWise Media Services.

When she's not writing, Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder's Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this wonderful review!! ~Mysti