Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#cblspromo's Presents Enchanter Review

Enchanter (Giver of Life #1)
by Kristy Centeno
YA Romance
Category: Adventure
Publisher: Lazy Day Publisher
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Heat Level: Sweet
Length: 164 pages

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Leah Parker is furious when she finds out she’s been paired up for a class project with deadly silent, tough as nails, and incredibly intimidating Brandon Morris. Though she’s known him for years, Leah has made it a priority to stay away from him for a reason. As they are forced to spend time together however, Leah comes to find that there is more to Brandon than what meets the eye.

When a series of unexpected events forces Brandon to reveal his true identity, Leah suddenly finds herself fighting to come to terms with who he is and with the fact that by fulfilling his destiny she will come to lose the only guy she’s ever loved. As a family secret is unveiled and old threats possess new risks, they both have to find the strength to do what is expected of them. Even if that means losing each other in the process.

Love brought them together. His bloodline threatens to pull them apart. Will Brandon choose duty over love? Or will other forces far beyond their control separate them first?

About the Author

As a child, I used to lose myself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that I’m all grown up, I get to create my own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.

I’ve always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options I realized that writing was what I loved the most so when I found myself with some free time on my hands, I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, my very active imagination helped me achieve my goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.

As I keep moving along in achieving my dreams of becoming a published author, I divide my time in between my four children and my very understanding husband.

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Excerpt #1:

Brandon tore his lips away from mine so he could explore my neck, nipping and nibbling as he traveled the length of it. Deliberately, gently, passionately, he kissed a path down my skin and paused only when he reached my naked shoulder. “So soft,” he murmured, the hoarseness of his voice forcing my body to break out in goose bumps.

My fingers intertwined in his hair, forcing the long locks out of the black bow keeping it neatly tied at the nape of his neck. As soon as it came loose, his dark hair cascaded around his face like a curtain, making him look like some exotic creature of the night.

Brandon…” I glanced up at his pale blue eyes, admiring the beauty of them. “Kiss me… please.”

He immediately obliged, devouring my lips with so much intensity it caused my knees to wobble. Heat, fast and powerful, spread through my body in rapid sequences as our tongues playfully toyed with each other and our bodies touched. I moaned when the feel of his strong, hard, and warm body pressed against mine. I did enjoy his masculinity and how wonderful it felt to have his hands massaging my back.

Feeling the need to explore, I untangled my fingers from his long mane and slowly allowed my hands to glide down his neck, and to his upper torso where they paused just over his pectorals. The tips of my fingers slowly slithered over his hard-as-steel chest and there they lingered for a while, exploring, touching, and feeling. Ever so slightly, they lowered to his abs, which despite the jacket and white shirt, I detected to be just as defined as the rest of him.

My greedy fingers worked their magic over Brandon, who immediately groaned and pulled away from me. His breath was ragged, his eyes filled with lust, his body language tense.

“Leah… I…”

A movement over his left shoulder caught my attention and I no longer focused on him or on what he was saying.

Brandon, I don’t think we’re alone anymore,” I murmured as another flash of whiteness rushed from one side to the other, some ten to fifteen feet from us. It was too dark for me to determine who it was, but I was certain of one thing: we were being watched.

 My 5 Star Review

Well written combined with a gripping plot gives us an entertaining YA Paranormal Romance book the 'Enchanter'.
 I first need to congratulate the author on her choice for the book cover it says it all. Captivating the mind in its simplicity as you wonder what secretes it keeps within its pages.  
Well paced and a fast read with good build up to the end, an end that hopefully will not be the end since there was still a few questions unanswered. Well #1 in the beginning does indicate that much, so I for one will be looking forward to read the rest of the books out of this author's pen. 
A gripping love story sending out a clear message not being judgmental but forming your own opinion of a person. Not allowing peer pressure to predict your behavior towards another. Through out the plot line Leah Parker was confronted with this when confronting Brandon Morris.
A sweet man that loved her from the age of six. His obvious maturity at the age of twenty two anchoring his character making him strong and believable even if he had his own secrets. Modest, shy and determined making this very handsome young man a remarkable Enchanter.
With a mythical world becoming real in Leah's world she was forced to see him for who he was. Confronting her own shortcomings in a well adjusted mature fashion. Dealing with a uncaring mother, the suicide of her late father on her eight birthday as she turns twenty one and her growing feelings for Brandon. 
Struggling with her own secrets that was kept from her since birth. Realizing she was more than just the daughter of Diana and Josh Parker.
The friends Matt, Vanessa, Sonya and Dimitri all played their roll beautifully to enhance the plot making it believable in its deliverance. Adding the presences of the unknown Natalie and Nelson Porter you can be certain you will be thoroughly entertained. Adding into the mix you have an old and a jealous Vampire, haunting soul devourers and disgusting demons to set the pace. With a creepy neighbor that kept the mood questionable. 
A book I can recommend to all lovers of the mystic world with a touch of Mythology that older readers would also enjoy.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I'm glad you enjoyed Enchanter, as much as I enjoyed writing it : )

  2. It was a great pleasure. The response from the readers on Face book is very positive. They love the cover. Great choice.