Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

Posted January 18th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

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Lera of Lunos

Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Author: Alex Lidell
Series: Power of Five #4
Also in this series: Power of Five, Mistake of Magic, Trial of Three
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Release date: January 4th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon
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Star rating:
Heat rating: four-flames

Two immortal realms on brink of war. One mortal standing in their way.

With the quint squaring off against the king of Slait, Lera is running out of time to tame her feral magic. Worse still, just when the quint must weave together to survive, demons from Tye’s past surface to tear them apart. Demons he fears facing, let alone sharing with Lera.

But when Griorgi makes a move that no one expects, throwing River, Shade, and Coal’s lives into question, the clock runs out. Lera and Tye have no choice but to fight their battles within—or risk losing Lunos and their quint forever.

LERA OF LUNOS is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, the stunning finale to the Amazon-bestselling, KU-All Star POWER OF FIVE series.

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The Faerie Queen’s review

The series is now over! Last year, I discovered reverse harem, and one that stood out to me was Alex Lidell’s Power of Five. You can read my reviews of Power of FiveMistake of Magic, and Trial of Three to see how this series kept delivering just what I wanted! And not just beautiful, colourful covers.

Remember when the trials were Lera’s biggest problem? Well, the final trial was nothing in comparison to the real struggle introduced in Trial of Three. There were basically two tense plot scenes: the final trial in the first quarter and the showdown at the end. I honestly had no idea how that final showdown would work out, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out, even though one point was a bit …convenient. (I have questions, m’kay.)

You’re probably then wondering what was going on in the middle of those two parts. Well, remembering that this is a romance series, it was very much about travelling between locations while also developing relationships. Lera had already had breakthroughs (aka sex) with Shade, Coal, and River, but Tye was proving…elusive. So there was quite a bit of Lera breaking through Tye’s walls, which involved one particularly weird scene involving a turned on tiger… Eek. There was also a rather interesting scene with Coal because reasons. AND Alex did not disappoint and provided us with a group scene! Yes, kink.

As usual, I love how Alex was able to take me completely into the fae realm with its different kingdoms and climates. We got a bit more about the Gloom in this book, too, with its own unique flora. The writing managed to engage all my senses, and it definitely matched the vibrancy of the covers. Everything seemed so alive.

This series was sexy and exciting from the first book through the last, so it’s one I would definitely recommend to existing RH fans and those exploring the genre alike, especially if you’ve already got an interest in fantasy romance and the fae. And I’m so glad I read the FAQs at the end of the Kindle copy because yay for more of these five!

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Excerpt

“There was rather little incentive to follow the rules at that point,” Tye said simply. “And smuggling pays well.” He swallowed painfully, unable to look at her for this part, to see in her eyes the moment she realized he’d been right to push her away. “Now do you see why I thought you should go with Shade? If it were up to me, Lilac Girl, I would never let you out of my sight for the rest of my life. But it isn’t up to me, especially now that you know the full truth. You deserve better, Lera. You deserve the world.”

Silence trailed at the heels of Tye’s words, the cave around them a capsule of secrets. Each memory shoving itself insistently from its hiding place in the depths of Tye’s mind drove another needle into his soul. Fingers tightening on the rough stone, Tye inhaled the damp, mossy air and awaited judgment.

Several heartbeats passed before Lera rose to her knees, her cool hands gripping Tye’s face. Tipping it to look so deeply into his eyes that Tye felt his soul bared beneath her intense chocolate gaze. Stars, if the girl could make him feel so vulnerable with one look, what could she do with a word? A step? Fear crackled along his veins, but when he tried to pull back, to escape for a bit of air, Lera would not let him.

“I see you, Tye.” Her words rang gently through the cave, stopping Tye’s heart. “And I want you. Not for play. I want you for you, forever.”

Tye’s blood stirred, waking him to Lera’s words. She wanted him.

She wanted him.

The way he’d always longed for her but had been so certain she would never feel in return. He stared into her eyes, hardly daring to believe it.

“And I want forever to start now, Tye,” she said quietly.

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About Alex Lidell

Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.


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