Saturday, August 03, 2013

Review - You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

Our joint review for Janeal Falor's You Are Mine...

Magic combined with romance makes for a great read in Janeal Falor's debut novel, You Are Mine.

In a culture where women are valued by how much magic runs in their veins, Serena is taken on her 17thbirthday, for testing, to see just how much she is worth. Turns out she comes from decent magical lineage, and her father cannot wait to sell her off to the highest bidder. 

Thomas thinks he's the man for the job, but he has to wait until he finishes out the international magical tournament, and then they can get married. Serena is not so thrilled while Thomas can't wait to have his way with her. However, Zade, a barbarian from another country, wins ownership of Serena during the tournament.

Overtime, and her tendency to be a tad wishy-washy, Serena learns her new intended husband, Zade, isn't as bad as the rest of the warlocks. In fact, everything she's been raised to believe is false. Can she let go of her beliefs long enough to trust Zade and let him in? You'll have to read it to find out! 

As far as the writing of this book, we thought Falor did a good job, and we love the concept of magic weaved in throughout. We also adore the stunning cover!

Many thanks to Janeal for letting us read You Are Mine and for her patience with us. You rock, Janeal!

Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.

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