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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Determinant by A M Hargrove/ SupaGurl VBTour GIVEAWAY!

Synopsis of Determinant

January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encouter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death.  When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

My Review:

What an awesome read!!  I completely felt for January St. Davis and her life pre-graduation at age 16.  She had straight A's and was the class valedictorian;she thought that would make her parents proud of her.  When she arrived home that evening, after not seeing her parents and younger siblings at the graduation, she was thrown out of the house and told not to return.   What a shock that would have been!   She had never felt love from either her mother or her step father.   Now, at sixteen she was on her own.   She was a lonely person, and a little on the odd side as she could hear the thoughts of others. 

College would be a new start for her.   But she worked so many hours and took a full course load, that she eventually lost her scholarship....another strike to her fragile almost non existent self esteem.   So sick & so tired that she eventually wrecked her car and hoped to die and leave this miserable life behind.   But she was saved by Rykerian, a Guardian of Earth from the planet Vesturon.   This whole book is January and Rykerian's story.   Sci-Fi, told from their perspective.

The story is simply told, fast paced.   A universe at war; love lives on.  It was a very enjoyable read.  I have not read the first two books of the series, but I am looking forward to catching up and then reading the last book coming next spring.   In my opinion, this, the third book in the Vesturon series, was written well enough to be a stand alone book.  I rate this book a 3.5 winks out of 5.

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A little about me

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 über 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.

A.M.’s Boss:  Hello.
A.M:  Hey Boss, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
A.M.’s 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.:  Hey hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
A.M.’s 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.
A.M.’s 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, and Beginnings is her prequel novella to the series.  Determinant, her third in the series will be released 6/30/12.
(It didn’t really happen like that, but you get the idea!)

Book Links

The Guardians of Vesturon is available from the following retailers:

Amazon ebook:  http://amzn.to/I5RCcQ
Amazon UK:   http://amzn.to/Lg7mJm
Barnes and Noble:  http://bit.ly/JwH3yf

Where You Can Find Me

Website: htttp://www.amhargrove.com

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks Beth for being a part of the tour and featuring Determinant on your awesome blog! Annie xx