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Monday, April 15, 2013

NA Review/Giveaway: Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe





Astarte's Wrath (Kythan Guardians)
by Trisha Wolfe
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Blurb by Goodreads
 
A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older. Astarte's Wrath is a companion novel to Destiny's Fire, but can be read as a standalone novel.

 
 
 
Astarte's Wrath is my first Trisha Wolfe novel I have read and will not be my last. Trisha Wolfe is an amazing story teller with a beautiful writing voice. Loved how she made me feel like I was right there in her amazing world she created. Especially the beach and dance scene. I loved how her imagination world with magic, romance, blended nicely with Egyptian history. I loved the forbidden love as it was nicely done that I was giggling, smiling, crying with sad and happy tears. Astarte’s Wrath starts out with a bang and never lets up with many twist and turns. Her characters are real they jump off the pages.
 
Crushing on Xarion the hero who is sexy, sweet, fun, swoon worthy and protective. Star loved her character as she is strong will and kicks butt, but it is not over the top. She takes her duties of protecting Xarion seriously. She has loved Xarion since she was young and loved how protecting him and his needs come first.
 
Xarion and Star have great chemistry. The sexual tension is hot. The bathroom scene is my favorite. It is oozing with steamy tension and playfulness. Loved how they grew up together and would talk about their childhood of all the fun times they had.
 
I loved all the characters, even the evil ones as they all have their own voice and personality. Phoenix the secondary character who is Star’s friend is a hoot. Loved when he was in a scene, never knew what was going to come out of his mouth.
 
Highly recommend Astarte’s Wrath if looking for an intense read that will have you smiling but also crying with joy and sadness. Trisha Wolfe is my new favorite author I will be stalking.

ARC provided by author for an honest review.  Huge thank you to Trisha Wolfe for thinking of me for Tuff Girl Legion




 
 
 
 
 
“I’ve found you.”

I turn to see Xarion leaning against the frame of my terrace door. A slight smile curves his beautiful lips, and his arms are crossed over his bronze muscled cuirass.

Feeling brave, I slip close and wrap my arms around his waist, the brass studs of his belt pressing against my stomach. “I wasn’t hiding,” I say, looking up into his face. I can see his exhaustion there, in the dark crescents under his eyes, though he’s putting on a good front. “I’d never tempt a great hunter.”

He chuckles as he steps away long enough to slip off his breastplate, then he embraces me. Leaning down, he whispers in my ear, “You’re always tempting.” Running his thumb over my cheek, he lowers his face before mine, his breaths shallow. “In fact, your power of seduction is having its desired effect on me right now.” His lips softly brush mine, sweet and inviting at first, then he deepens the kiss.

I realize that anyone could walk in, and I begin to pull away. “Xarion, my room is not secure,” I say between his kisses.

He groans against my lips, and the deep rumble sends my hands into his hair, pulling him to me. I feel him smile. He scoops me into his arms, his lips never leaving mine, and walks us inside.

My sense breaks through, and I whisper, “Lunia or Phoenix could come looking for me and—”

“That’s what locks were designed for,” he interrupts.

I laugh. “Oh, that will not stop either of them.”

He turns the bolt on my door, keeping his arm sturdy beneath my legs. Then he takes me to the bed where he lays me down. I let my head fall back against the coverlet as he hovers above me, his fisted hands pressing into the mattress on either side of my head, his knees parting my legs.

Suddenly he bounds up, and I think he’s come to his senses. My stomach tumbles as I realize how much I don’t want him to be responsible—but we can’t chance it here. Only he grabs the chair from my desk and kicks the back. My eyes widen in surprise. He places one of the panels against the door, securing its ends in the torch brackets.

“That should give them some difficulty,” he says as he unbuckles his belt, the action making my heart beat wildly. “And give me enough time to hide in your dressing room like a clandestine lover.”

A smile twitches at my lips. “You mean, like exactly what you are?”

Shaking his head, his dark hair falling against his eyes, he counters, “I’m offended.” He strips off his leather armor. I pull my bottom lip between my teeth as my eyes slip over him, and a crooked smile hikes his face. “Ah, but that does it for you, huh? You like stealing kisses in the shadows, the constant fear of being caught.” Climbing onto the bed, he positions himself above me. “I bet your heart is pounding hard right now, the adrenaline claiming your body”—he presses his palm over my heart—“with a need only your clandestine lover can satisfy.”
 


Bio: Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE'S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.
 
She's the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies. Check out www.TrishaWolfe.com for more on her books and bonus material. Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishWolfe and like her Facebook page for updates.



 
 
 

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4 comments:

  1. I love the new design. I mean I liked the old design too but this one I like so much more!!

    Okay just had to say that. great review and love the snippet :D Ohhh my *sigh*

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm

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    1. Thank you Sheri. I was actually doing this for my new Fan art / button blog I just opened, but I loved it so much and decided to do it here and keep all my work here.

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  2. Wow! Love what you have done with your blog. It looks AWESOME!!!

    Great review too!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog



























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    1. Thank you Marilyn. I think I am closing the other down and keep everything here. Loved it so much decided to do it on my book blog.

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