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Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.
Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy—a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.
In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.
*I received a free ARC of Four Days from via Enchantress of Book Blogtours in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*
Welcome to my stop on the Four Days blogtour, hosted by Enchantress of Books Blogtours. I have my review to share with you, as well as my favorite quotes as well as an excerpt.
I’m just going to fangirl about Four Days for a paragraph right now. There will be squeeing, bouncing and much happiness! I loved Ivy and Lorenzo, the writing was really good, and there were epic fights, a horrendous villain and just lots of awesomeness all around.
Now that the squeeing is out of the way, let me tell you about all the things that made Four Days a fantastic read. The character development was outstanding. Ivy seemed so very shy and meek in the prior books in the Seven series, and to see her inner calm and strength while showing that being bad-ass isn’t only in the way a character can win a physical fight made my day. Ivy was wise beyond her years, and with her reflective words, she was able to change situations that could have been extremely difficult and dangerous if dealt with in a different way.
The whole story as well as the plot in Four Days were very well executed as well, I was completely immersed in the story from the beginning, and I couldn’t read fast enough to see what would happen next. Ivy’s predicament was a huge one, and while there were some things that could be dealt with easily, others were seemingly impossible to overcome. And while she was working on both how to fight physically and emotionally, I grew to love and respect Ivy a lot. There is some native American mythology, too, and I love learning about that – even if it is in fiction. It added yet another layer to Ivy and Lorenzo’s characters.
Between the suspense, the slow-burning romance, the story and the amazing characters, I loved every second of reading Four Days – I think it’s Ms. Dark’s best so far, and that’s saying a lot, as I love both her Mageri series and her Seven series. If you enjoy urban fantasy with shifters, intrigue, a well-executed plot and characters you can love, Four Days is the book you should add to your shelves this week.
The moon was a deceptive spirit – stealing the light from the sun and mirroring it back at us.
My mother had once told me never to trust a person who is like the moon. They don’t shine from within but require the light of others to make them look good. The light that shone down and covered the property felt soulless and dead.
It was the longest
and shortest day and night of my life—one that was pressed in my memory like a
rose in a book. He said he’d never allowed a woman to stay the whole night, and
he definitely didn’t hold a woman as she slept. I also got the feeling he’d
never shown this side of himself to anyone—drawing more than just pleasure from
intimacy, but emotional comfort as well.
“Will you cuddle me
while I sleep?” I asked when he stood naked before me, drinking a bottle of
“I’m one of the most
respected Packmasters in the territory. I’ve killed men for disloyalty, and
those who follow me do so out of fear. I don’t cuddle,” was all he said.
So my Thunder Wolf
crossed his arms and lay on his back, watching me in the mirror above the bed
as I rolled on my side and went to sleep. When my breathing became heavy and he
thought I’d drifted off, he scooted close behind me and nuzzled his face
against the nape of my neck. I took more pleasure in those secret gestures than
when he kissed me while awake. I’d always known that the way a man treats a
woman when no one is watching showed his true colors, but I’d never given it
thought beyond that. There is something pure and honest in the way a man treats
a woman when he thinks she isn’t aware. It shows the kind of man he truly is.
Now I knew with
absolute certainty that despite his stony presence and arrogant superiority, he
possessed a compassionate heart. Lorenzo Church was a man with two sides to his
life, like a coin.
One I wished I could
keep in my pocket.
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This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here’s what I can tell you: I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I’m a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70’s to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I’m not writing (which is all the time), I’m hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don’t like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I’m not sure which).
Throughout my life, I’ve had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my “head stories” that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down – creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.
It’s almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.
Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I’m a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.
I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I’ve had a few people ask), but I think it’s wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don’t like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.
But it’s what I love to do.