Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: In The Blood (The Witchbreed Series #1) by R.L. Martinez

In the Blood 

(The Witchbreed Series #1) 

by R.L. Martinez 

Published March 21st 2016 
by Lakewater Press 
ARC For Review


The war may have ended, but a new battle begins for disgraced prisoner-of-war, Ottilde Dominax. Dreams of her witchbreed twin are visions of death and betrayal. Driven by their grim warning, she escapes her captors and races across nations to save her sister. But she may arrive too late... The Witch Lady Oriabel Dominax has kept her healing magic secret while she cares for her family's struggling estate. But the arrival of a new lord hiding secrets of his own, the discovery of a dark and addictive magic and threats from a cruel blackmailer push her closer to disaster. Through it all, the Witch's Tree calls...

Never Ever Mess With a Wedowyn

Gah! Bear with me folks…I’m a bit rusty with the reviews and such but any how here we go! After reading the blurb I wanted to know more. I’m not typically a fantasy gal but who knows that may be changing. I just love the imagination…Endless and limitless though I have my favorite topics if you will, I also like to get  out of the usual zone. I like to explore different types of stories. One thing I knew off the bat this book would provide is some awesome girl power! I’m a total sucker for girl power!

The Story, Okay, So our main girls are twins…connected but different. Every aspect of their being is different. One thing they share unlike anything else is their love, they have a love and a bond that will traverse realms. War torn the world we’re in is one in serious turmoil. Ottilde imprisoned behind steel bars, Oriabel imprisoned behind an invisible threat. Ottilde made a very difficult decision during a battle that tore her in two. She is now imprisoned and suspected to have magi…someone is watching her and once the game starts Ottilde will race to save her sister. During the time it takes for these two to be reunited they both make some very shocking realizations about who they are and what is truly important.

The Characters, I really enjoyed both of the gals personalities they are fiercely loyal to those they love but the world is upside down. They are on the losing side and Oriabel will do whatever it takes to see her sister safe.  The winner of the war sends a garrison to Oriabel’s town and we meet Hito…Yow…za this guy is my favorite. He has a secret of his own and I love the romance that develops between these two. There is another mysterious character one that has a plan that is not entirely revealed. I hope whatever happens with these characters the final result is Hito and Oriabel oh and magic back to the realm and all that happy ending stuff I absolutely adore. LOL

The End, Oh.MY…pretty brutal the bad guy shows his face and Oriabel is cornered. My heart seriously broke by what the people who were supposed to protect her really did. It wasn’t easy reading the depth of the betrayal. Surprising everyone Ottilde and her band of misfits make it just in time to save her life…but after being so broken Oriable wants to just say goodbye. The cruelty of peoples deeds were a weight on her soul. Realizing a truth and a promise of hope Oriable vows to see the day through together with her sister. There is definitely more to come and I look forward to seeing where these two sisters end up next. There is more to discover and I hope book two provides those answers.

My Rating

4.0 Because I thought it was pretty good but not more because it took a while for me to finish. (This probably has more to do with me than the book because I’ve had a tough year but there ya have it) This is my first review in an incredibly long time! Bear with me folks I hope the reviews will improve with time. 

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About The Author

I write mutant stories - you know the kind that are a little of this and a little of that - that have dark edges and corners. So, while I love putting romance in my tales, the lovers have to go through some serious sh*t to be together. And sometimes, even then, it doesn't work out.

My favorite scenes to write are about death and destruction - gotta let the inner killer blow off steam SOMEHOW - followed by scenes with lots of witty banter. Comedy and death make my inner killer very happy. Yep, that's right, instead of an "inner goddess" (bleh, by the way) I've got an inner killer and she has her eye on you.

And now the boring stuff: I live in Oklahoma with my husband, two small sons, two naughty puppies, and a mouse-killing cat. Now you know why I write FANTASY with lots of mayhem in it.

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