Sunday, June 24, 2012

A BeWitching Blog Tour: "Rogue's Pawn" by Jeffe Kennedy

"This is no fairy tale…"

"Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…"

"With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…"

An enthralling, thrilling and seductive ride is the only way to describe what “Rogue’s Pawn” was for me! My first book by Jeffe Kennedy, and I am 100% trapped within her world. Rogue, Jennifer (Gwynn), Larch, Starling, every single character is detailed, unique and perfect for "Rogue's Pawn". I adored the absolute creativity and rareness this supernatural romance offers its readers; it definitely is not your average Fae story.

We are thrown right into Jennifer’s mind numbing boring world, with a fiancés she doesn’t love, and a career her heart just isn’t in. Her life seems to be at a dead end, until she finds herself thrown into a magical lush world of the unknown possibilities where every whim and desire of hers comes true, although she quickly learns that everything has a price. Stalked in reality in her nightmares by an ominous black dog, she cannot believe her eyes when that very same dog shows up in this magical place … only to make her worse fear come true – it attacks her. Beaten and bruised, barely able to talk Jennifer later finds herself bound in silver chains to a bed *enter stage left* the mysterious but delectable Rogue, her savior but also captor. From here a whirlwind of action, emotion, lust, and choices must be made if Jennifer or Gwynn (as these Fae call her) is ever going to survive, and come out on top!

“Rogue’s Pawn” had everything a supernatural romance should, a seductive main “man”, a lustful undenial attraction (although Gwynn does try hard to deny herself what Rogue's offering), and a roller coaster of action, tears, and love that sends you head first into this story! A couple things really made this story what it is, for me at least: there is a killer list of characters, a thrilling adventure, and a creativeness that is hard to come by in the majority of supernatural romances.

A Rogue, A Human & the Fae: I cannot gush more about a group of characters than the one's in "Rogue's Pawn!" each and everyone one of them no matter how malicious, how caring, or how "fairy like" they were I adored each and every one of them and all for different reasons! There was not a dull character in sight, I even loved the cat "Darling". The three that I really connected with the most was Jennifer (Gwynn), Starling, and Rogue. These three characters really caught my attention, Jenn was an opinionated smart, overly intelligent women who questioned everything, and drove Rogue up the peverbiale wall. She had her moments when she was more human than anyone else in Fae but held her own and accepted she was in fact a "Lady Sorceress" and did so with intent and grace. I really connected with this herione because of her stubborn intelligent personality - she was a strong women not falling for the first attractive Fae she had seen. Starling who turns out to be one of Gwynn's closest confidants and perhaps friend's in Faery also plays a dramtic roll in Gwynn and Rogue's relationship - kind of like a cheerleader for the both of them. Gwynn needed a "friend" and Starling reminded me of a girlfriend of sorts for Gwynn which she needed at times.

Rogue on the other hand was the perfect description of a "Lord". He was controlling, and went after what he wanted with a vengence like no other. He had an otherworldly attractiveness to him which made him that much more irrisistable. Tall build, with indigo sapphire eye's, luscious black hair, and an unsasitable sexual appetite for only Gwynn. He was a protective individual but also very sarcastic, and almost condescending when it came to answering Gwynn's questions, although done in an affectionate way. The reader can tell there is something off or mysterious about Rogue, and up until the last chapter I was unsure what it was. It was a well kept secret that confused me but I enoyed immensely!

Rollercoaster of Thrills: Action, adventure, love, war, hate, tears and change! This story does not disappoint in delivering one heck of a plot! The reason I was so enthralled with "Rogue's Pawn" was in fact the story was fast paced, never dull, and always throwing me for a loop! In 390 pages Kennedy was able to deliver war, hate, action, adventure, huge character development, and of course the beginning of a lustfilled, loving connection. The character development that occured with Gwynn was almost torterous to read at times - it just seemed so cruel in a way that she had to suffer so much do to one mistaken change ending up in this place, although that being said I don't think I would have enjoyed reading about her so much if she hadn't gone through all the pain and suffering - she came out a much stronger heroine.

A Recipe for Creative Perfection: The world Jeffe Kennedy creates is a perfect mix of magic, and reality! The descriptions of everything were spot on and so detailed I could imagine I was there myself. I could sit for hours on end reading about the "Land of the People" or "Faery" she has created - it is a world where anything is possible and everything is lush with detail - emerald green grass, clear blue sky's; and the creatures themselves are fantastical! Truly a supernatural buffet of originality!

Overall this book has won a favouriable 4 out of 5 stars! It literally had everything I was hoping for in a paranormal romance! Although I do enjoy a bit more romance and less action, nonetheless it is a rave worthy book! Amazing action and thrilling adventure mixed perfectly with seductive flirtatious romance, and heart breaking character development.

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