Monday, October 13, 2014

Review-Highland Burn by Victoria Zak

22713172 Book Title – Highland Burn
Author – Victoria Zak
Publisher – Victoria Zak
Genre –Fantasy > Paranormal

The past never stays in the past, it rears its ugly head eventually. James the Black Douglas knows this all too well. With a past that has left him vengeful and his dragon bloodthirsty, his reputation as a ruthless warrior haunts his enemies in their sleep. As his allegiance stands with Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, he must now repay a debt to the king and agrees to marry his daughter, Abigale Bruce. The problem is he doesn’t want a wife. When flames start to burn out of control between him and the auburn-haired lass, he must decide to either kindle the flames of passion or shelter her from the truth and set her free.
It’s What Shines in the Dark That Brings Forth Your True Light…
Determined to keep his daughter safe and out of the hands of the English, Robert hides Abigale behind the safe walls of a nunnery. After eight long years of living her life in seclusion, Abigale is finally set free. But her new found freedom comes to an abrupt halt when she learns of her betrothal to the infamous Bogeyman – James The Black Douglas. She soon finds herself falling in love with the uncontainable and haunted man. Is her love enough to soften his hardened heart?

Victoria  Zak  
Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Before having kids, Victoria spent fifteen years in the veterinary business and volunteered in pet rescue.
“One of my most rewarding jobs was finding unwanted animals their forever homes.”
A writing career was the last item listed on her bucket list, until she discovered that she wanted to put her stories on paper and breathe life into her characters. Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn.
“Fourteenth century Scotland was a fascinating time in history. Not only was Scotland fighting for their freedom from the English king, their own people fought each other; clan vs clan. Though being a woman of the twenty-first century, I wouldn’t want to live in those unsettled times. But writing historical fiction paranormal romance allows me to escape into their world and breathe a fresh air of romance and magic into that era, which I love to do.”

This is a terrific and well written story about a Highland Dragon Shifter and Protector of Scotland, James Douglas, who is a fierce and loyal warrior that has been fighting along side of King Robert Bruce to expel the English from Scotland. He agrees to marry Princess Abigale Bruce (illegitimate daughter of King Robert Bruce of Scotland) even though he doesn't want to get married. However, in return, he'll receive all the Douglas lands and holdings that the English confiscated when the English beat James' father and clan. He's also to protect and keep Abigale safe from the enemy. Abigale was raised in a convent and learned to be a healer. Even though she doesn't have any experience with men, she sure can handle the fierce James. I just love the interaction between these two.
There is passion, tenderness and action and also a traitor in their midst. This book grabs you in from the beginning until the end. For this being the authors first book, she's done a fantastic job of it and I'm so looking forward to seeing what is in store for us with the second book. If you love Highland Dragon Shifters, you will definitely love this one.
This book was a gift from the author for an honest review.

Betty gave Highland Burn
5 stars

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