Sarai’s Fortune by Abigail Owen *Review

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Sarai’s Fortune, Shadowcat Nation, Book 2

Abigail Owen

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Number of pages: 246

Word Count: 60,000

Book Description:

Zac Montclair’s first priority is to protect his people. With the escalating war between factions of shifters over land and resources, he has agreed to an alliance between his polar bears and the Shadowcat Nation of cougar shifters. But the treaty comes with a condition…he must accept one of their Seers into his Timik and put her under his personal protection.

Sarai Bouchard doesn’t need her supernatural gift to know that Kyle Carstairs’s obsession with controlling her ability will eventually result in her misery and demise. Her power is essential to her people’s survival, so when Kyle goes rogue, she’s sent to Zac Montclair to keep her safe. However, her visions reveal that while staying will lead to their becoming lovers, it also leads to his death. Leaving Zac will result in her own.

If Sarai can’t find a way to change the future, she will be forced to choose…save her lover or save herself.

 

Excerpt Book 2:

Sarai concentrated on precise, sharp movements with as much power as she could muster. She’d only been working out for ten minutes or so. She’d started the day similarly  yesterday. She cooked breakfast, eating with the guys. She dragged George and Scott on more sightseeing trips. Today she’d decided to explore a small portion of Central Park. She didn’t try to lose them this time. When they’d got home, they’d hit the gym.

Now, Sarai tuned out Scott and George—who were sparring across the way from her—to focus on her own drills.

“How about you try that out on a man who moves and reacts.”

Sarai spun on her heel to find Zac standing behind her. He was wearing running pants and a tight tank top, which meant she didn’t need to use her imagination to picture the muscles of his arms and chest. They were on display. Her own personal show. Sarai swallowed.

Then she computed what he’d said. How was she going to get out of this? The truth was she couldn’t spar. Her visions messed her up. But that was a secret she had no intention of sharing with three people.

“Not really a good idea.”

He stared at her for a long moment. Then he glanced over her shoulder at George and Scott who’d stopped to listen. “I’ve got this, fellas. Why don’t you go back up to the apartment?”

There was no doubt in her mind that was a command, not a suggestion. Clearly the guys thought so too. She watched them leave the room with wide eyes.

As the door closed behind them, Zac’s hands landed on her shoulders, turning her to face them. “Okay, kuluk. It’s just you and me now. What are you not saying?”

Sarai had never felt this vulnerable in her life. Or this scared. This man got to her in a way no one else ever had. How was she supposed to resist that?

“Why is this so important to you?”

He moved his hands from her shoulders to frame her face, his fingers threading through the dark blond strands of her hair. “Keeping you safe is important to me. I need to know how much you can defend yourself if you have to. It will help me determine just what I need to prepare for. No surprises. Okay?”

Sarai took a deep breath. He couldn’t have meant it that way. Just the thought of being important to this big, strong man connected with the frightened, lonely little girl who’d spent her life just trying to survive. But she couldn’t think that way. She had to leave him, and that knowledge made her want to cry.

Seeing her hesitation, he brushed her cheeks softly with the pads of his thumbs. “Let me help you with this burden,” he murmured softly, his voice a hypnotic, deep rumble.

Sarai bit her lip. Sharing this with him really wasn’t that big a deal. She knew she could trust him.

On a deep inhale, she gave a tiny nod and started talking before she could change her mind. “Okay.”

He gave her one of those rare little half-smiles, making her suddenly very glad she had agreed to capitulate. Thankfully, he released her and stepped back, giving her room to breathe.

 

 review2

I give this book 5 fangs ( I really loved it and can’t wait to read the next one)
I recently reviewed Andromeda’s Fall the first book in this series and loved it so when I was offered book 2 Sarai’s Fortune I was very excited and literally couldn’t put it down.
Sarai’s Fortune starts out exactly where Andromeda’s Fall finished so you really need to read book one first.
That being said I loved Sarai from the when she was originally introduced as Andromeda’s very good friend who also happens to be a seer. She held an air of intrigue and seemed like a smart, shy shifter who has had a rough time growing up in the Carstairs dare.
Now crazy cougar shifter Kyle Carstair is on the move and coming after her, he’s desperate to father a seer and he sees Sarai as his best chance.
Sarai needs to get as far away as possible and the only safe house Andromeda and her mate Jaxon can think of is to send her to live as a Shadowcat Liaison with Zac  the alpha of a polar bear shifter Timik in Canada. Zac also happens to be the incredibly tall, dark and sexy best friend of Andromeda that Sarai keeps having not only X rated visions about but also deadly.
Events quickly heat up when Sarai ends up with Zac in NYC. While Zac is on business Sarai is desperate to escape her new living situation  in order to protect Zac from his fate. Problem is every time she leaves fate seems to deliver her back into Zac’s strong arms as if telling her to stop running.
He knows she’s hiding something from him why else would she be trying to leave the safety he can offer,
he knows she’s scared. What can he do to earn the trust of the smart and sexy cougar that is working her way into his heart.
Sarai turns out to be a kick ass shifter that is much tougher than she appears when she is forced to face off against her nightmares. When allegiances are tested and it seems someone wants them both out of the way Sarai must trust in love and take a chance that could mean ending both their lives.
I couldn’t get enough of this fast paced, action packed, super  sexy romance. Keep them coming Abigail Owen.
Getting to revisit Andromeda and Jaxon is a great bonus and I can’t wait to see who’s story is next in the shifter world.

 

 

 

Andromeda’s Fall

Shadowcat Nation

Book 1

Abigail Owen

 

Genre: paranormal romance

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Date of Publication: 12/10/14

 

ISBN: 978-1-62830-661-3

ASIN: B00PM6T2YW

 

Number of pages: 258

Word Count: 61,300

 

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

 

Book Description:

 

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.

 

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors.

 

What Andie doesn’t realize is that A.J. has secrets of his own. All Andie knows is that the incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust… and her heart.

 

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/VPoOg6WFolo

 

Series Pinterest Board:

https://www.pinterest.com/abbyowen/the-shadowcat-nation-series/

 

Available at  The Wild Rose Press  

 

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Excerpt Book 1:

 

He glanced down at her. “You really are a tiny thing, aren’t you?”

Andie scowled. “Don’t let my size fool you. I can pack a wallop when I want to. Even with a broken arm.”

A.J. laughed. “I’m sure you can.”

Andie stared straight ahead, her mouth thinning. She hated being patronized. Men were so dense sometimes. They never took her seriously until she showed them exactly why they should.

Keeping her left arm protected, Andie suddenly dropped. One leg shot out and she spun low to the ground, sweeping A.J.’s feet out from under him. As he landed on his back, she was on top of him, her knee on his windpipe—not crushing, just sending a message.

Before she could gloat too much, though, she was flying through the air. Andie tucked into a back flip, landed on her feet, and then spun and launched herself backwards in a one-handed back handspring. A.J. had just gotten on his feet when her legs wrapped around his neck. She used her momentum to drop him back to the floor.

Andie rolled and ended up in a crouch close by. A.J. held up his hands in surrender. “All right, wildcat. You’ve proved yourself.”

Andie glared at him. “Don’t doubt me. And don’t insult my intelligence by pretending you just lost either,” she said in a severe voice, made harsher, perhaps, by the fact that she’d just realized exactly how incredible his blue eyes were. They were a vibrant color made even more interesting by the black ring that rimmed the irises. And she was more than irritated with herself for having noticed that at all.

He levered himself up off the floor. “Fair enough.”

The only thing that kept her from proving her point more—because she could tell he’d held back—was the small amount of respect she could see in his eyes. With a brusque nod, she followed him down the hall.

08032-abouttheauthor

Award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado, and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

 

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

 

Website/Blog: http://abigailowen.com/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abigail.Owen.Books

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AOwenBooks

 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abbyowen/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on June 10, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. No idea how I missed this during the tour because I saw the awesome review and was super thrilled. Just wanted to take a second to thank you for reading/reviewing and let you know I appreciated the kind words!

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