Wednesday, October 24, 2012

[88] Beginnings: Prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon by A.M. Hargrove


You met the Guardians of Vesturon in Survival and Resurrection. Now read about how their parents, Rowan and Annalise met in Beginnings, the novella Prequel to The Guardians of Vesturon. Learn more about Rowan and how Annalise unwittingly captured his heart and how his chance meeting of her took him on a journey of forbidden love.


MY REVIEW
3/5

I think it's really hard for me to write this review when I haven't read any book in the series besides the prequel.
The idea was amazing. I'm usually not interested in books about aliens, but this one somehow kept me really interested. It was really short, so it's hard to say anything about story. It focuses on love story, but there is some politics in the background - I wish it would be a bigger topic because relationship in Beginnings was simply boring. If you don't care about cheesy and sweet love, it's almost perfect. Easy to read and touching important topics. :) 
I honestly wanted to like it as I saw almost all of the bloggers really hyper about it, but I'm more neutral - maybe just because I haven't read the series before?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.
Boss:  Hello
 A.M.:  Boss, is that you?
 Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?
 A.M.:  Er... right.  Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
 Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?
 A.M.:  Because I quit!
 A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
 A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
 Hubs:  Sure... Having some car trouble?
 A.M.:  Not at all.  I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
 Hubs:  WHAT?!
 A.M.:  It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.
So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.  Survival and Resurrection are her first and second full length novels in the series and Beginnings is the prequel novella.  Her third installment, Determinant, will be released on June 30, 2012.  (It didn’t happen exactly like that, but you get the idea!)
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THIS OR THAT? - AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Coffee or Tea: Coffee…double shot latte please!
Black or white: Black
Cats or dogs:   Definitely Dogs!
Vanilla or chocolate: Chocoholic here
Beach or mountain: Mountain girl mostly, but I can't deny I love to curl my toes in the sand too!
Dance or sing: Both :)
Autumn or Spring: Autumn
Snow or Sunshine: Snow for skiing…Sunshine for everything else
Hot or Cold: Depends on the occasion
Quite or Loud: Loud music and quiet for romance
Night or Day: Night
Movies, Music or Book: Yikes! All three...
Call or Text: I'm a writer, so text...
E-mail or snail mail: E-mail
Mac or PC: Mac
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook: E-book

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