Friday, June 26, 2015

The Lightning Prophecy by Emily Cyr: Book Review with Excerpt

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 photo Lightning Prophecy.jpgTitle: The Lightning Prophecy
Series: The Lightning Witch Series, Book 1
Author: Emily Cyr
Published: May 21st, 2015
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Adult sexual content, minor gore
Recommended Age: 18+
Synopsis: Delaney Hagen’s power to control lightning is unique, even among witches. That uniqueness has caused her to run and hide from her kind – and the other supernatural beings in the world. Finally, after years of running, she feels safe enough to settle down. But her life’s calm is completely destroyed when her best friend is murdered. Delaney teams up with the mysterious and sexy Reid Jamison to figure out just what is going down in her world. Delaney will have to make a choice between her life and love. Will she be the product of a prophecy or will her fate be changed? Reid Jamison knew this case wouldn’t be easy. But, with the money the Coven was throwing at him, how could he say no? When he met Delaney Hagen, his whole world began to unravel. Faced with a prophecy, murders, love and betrayal, will Reid be able to hang on to this new world? Or will it slip away?

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Excerpt from The Lightning Prophecy by Emily Cyr:

“I, my dear, am a shape shifter, as we like to be called, but think of me as a werewolf. And the Coven hired myself and my partner to handle this matter as discreetly as possible.”
He didn’t back away. He just sat there, staring at me. He seemed to be waiting on something, a reaction of some kind. A shape shifter or werewolf. I was officially living in Twilight. Oh my God, this guy looked serious. I laughed in his face. I mean, what else could I do?
“Are you done yet?” he said, looking mighty annoyed.
“Yes, I think so. But really, what are you?” I asked, half snickering.
He leaned even closer and his eyes went green. Those beautiful caramel-colored eyes freakin’ turned green, as in traffic light green. I abruptly stood, knocking the chair over behind me and scrambling over it. My foot caught on the leg of the chair and I went down, but I would not be a victim to this, this thing.
On hands and knees I scrambled over to the pantry door, but before I could stand up I saw him move. He calmly walked over to me, moving the chair out of the way, and offered me a hand. Yeah, right. Was he nuts? I called the lightning to my hand and raised it to him in threat. I was going to barbeque his ass. Brick house or not, his ass was grass. I didn’t stop to even think about the Coven or what they would do if they found out about me.
Between shaking lips I said, “Get away from me or this ball of lightning is going to turn you into beef jerky!”
He raised an eyebrow at me and flicked his glance at my hand and took two small steps back. He put his hands on his hips and peered down at me.
“Now, Ms. Delaney, the question is, what are you?”



I really had an enjoyable time reading this book.  It was a little different and I just loved the writing style.  The chemistry was amazing between Delaney and Reid.  They just seemed to fit each other perfectly.  The magical/supernatural community is cloaked in mystery with lots of weirdness that is largely left unexplored in this first installment.  I am looking forward to the next story and finding out more about the secretive and powerful coven and other groups.  I also loved the interaction and mistrust that seems to exist everywhere in this author's world.  I became so enamored with Delaney's story and the mystery of the prophecy and escalating series of  deaths that I did not want the story to end.  I am looking forward to the next book in this imaginative series!

I received this book through the Kindle Unlimited program.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

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About the Author:
Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. Emily hold a degree in middle grades education with certification in both, English and Social science. Emily has always been an avid reader and has a love of all thing paranormal and fantasy. It wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not,” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily; it seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.
Emily has always been an avid reader. Though reading came her love of writing. Many of her first works were fan fiction. The more she read the more she knew she wanted to create her own world.
Emily and her family currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida. Emily has an incredibly supportive husband who is also an Officer in the United States Air Force. They have two little boys, ages 2 and 3. Yet, somehow with the demands of being a parent to two little boys she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.
Though this is Emily’s first published book it will not be her last. She is currently working on book two in the Lightning Witch Trilogy and book one in the Vampire Favors series; titled, Push and Pull.

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A signed, print copy of The Lightning Prophecy.

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