Friday, May 27, 2016

~Blog Tour & Review~ Paige's Warriors by Ann Mayburn

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After a lifetime of war, Commander Trenzent has left behind the bloody battlefields of the Bel'Tan galaxy and traveled to Earth in the hopes of finding his bondmate. He can only pray that the one woman in the universe who can save his battered soul can look past his scarred exterior to the man within. Unfortunately for Tren, his potential bride is terrified of men thanks to years of abuse at the hands of her father and won't be easy to seduce. Paige Grant is pretty sure she's losing her mind obsessing about a man who doesn’t exist. Ever since the night a wormhole opened up next to Jupiter she's had these intense dreams about a terrifying, damaged man who awakens a passion inside of her she never knew existed. Despite his grim exterior, he makes her feel safe, something she desperately needs in the real world as she fights off the advances of a man who will not take no for an answer. But Trenzent isn't the only Kadothian warrior who believes Paige is his bondmate. An old political enemy of Tren's, Rell Thantos, also believes the sweet and shy young Earth woman holds the missing part of his soul. He will do whatever it takes to win her heart, even if it means becoming bloodbrothers with a man he hates. The men will have to find a way to get past their anger and work together to protect Paige against an unknown enemy who is determined to keep the women of Earth out of the Bel’Tan Galaxy forever.

~My Review~
I really enjoyed this book and I’m so happy Tren found his bondmate as well as Rell. Also, Paige is a darling girl who deserves to be loved and cherished.  Ann Mayburn does a fantastic job of carrying this series forward.  We get to see a little of all the characters from the other two books as well as a few new ones. We also understand why Tren and Rell are so closed off and why it was so important for them to find their soul mate. Moreover, we learn way Paige acts the way she does and why she shies away from men and large groups of people. However, even though we learn all these things about this group of people, we don’t get a lot of none sexual interaction between the tree. I would have loved to see more commentary between all three.  I’m not saying this hurts the story (because it doesn’t) but it would make it even better. 
Anywho, in this book we learn not only did the Kadothians make it through the wormhole but also slavers; wanting some human sexual healing to spread around the Bel’Tan galaxy.  Paige, Rell, and Tren are all in danger and have to find a way to bond before something horrible happens. This keeps the story a little fast pace but nothing I couldn’t keep up with.
I really enjoy this world and all the people in it. It seems plausible on many levels. I can’t wait to see when a female bondmate is chosen and she has a female girlfriend or lover. Or a warriors forms a link with an earth male.  How will this work? Hmmm...  I get excited thinking of all the possible twist and turns this series could take. Roxy story is up next and I can’t wait to see what wild ride we will go on.
5 star read for me.

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With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.
From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.
Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.