Book: Captive Potential
Author: Barbara Garren
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Ahhh, finally! The return of "Phasms Spasms" as I like to call it, for good reason. My lovely friend Barb has given birth to another delicious baby.
Okay, that just sounds weird. But you know what I mean, I hope.
We have the return of our sexy heroes from book one, to include some interesting surprises.
I have to say that I really enjoyed the revelation of "loose-canon Aiden". Seems like everyone's got their little secrets though, and (without giving too much away), it's as though every chapter has at least one WTF moment. It was both interesting and surprising to discover and unlock the reasons for distrust and mis- (or lack of) communication. It was scary and shocking to learn all this new weird shit, and now I'm even more wary of the power of dreams (and wondering whether or not it makes a difference if they're drug-induced :P)
I have to say that I'm a fan of the casual references to current pop culture as well. Definitely makes the story more relatable and connects it with a modern readership.
It's been said before and I'll say it again, but Barb has a pretty awesome way of crafting a unique paranormal story that isn't your standard, run-of-the-mill paranormal. I've honestly never read any other book that involves anything like "phasms" or even a similar concept.
(Okay I just googled it and apparently a phasm is some weird D&D creature...but I promise you, Barb's phasms are WAY different - and way sexier!)
Well done! Read on for some juicy tid-bits....
(Also, no joke, I think I have about 2 or 3 copies of this book now in various forms.)
Everything in Kelsi's life feels more like The End, rather than the Happily-Ever-After she anticipated with her prince, Aiden Hardt. She and Aiden are fighting. Again. His daughter Bryn wakes them screaming every night. By day Bryn is bright and bubbly, but at night her dreams are filled with a distant land, a dark-haired man, and a threat Kelsi couldn't foresee. Even her best friend Sarah is miserable.
Tossed between multiple planes of existence, Kelsi must overcome the barriers in her heart and mind to save those she loves: her friend, her lover, and the child she thinks of as her own.
Even if providing them a chance for their own Ever After spells the end for her.
“My love for Aiden is a deep, red pulse, burning with a slow and steady warmth that assuaged my loss, seeping to my very core, bleeding into every pore, every fiber of who I am, until I can’t breathe, can’t move can’t be without him near.”
I'm a writer, a reader and a frequenter of the more charming sites in town, namely pubs. I've travelled a bit. Lived a few places. Known a few men. It all ends up in a story sooner or later.
San Diego is home these days and my life is ruled by Charlie the Dog, a Valkyrie muse named Prue and a husband who buys me scotch. What more can a girl ask for?
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