Sunday, October 18, 2015

Laying Claim to the Soul by Trinity Blacio

Title:Laying Claim to the Soul
Series:   The Fantasy is Alive, 2
Author:Trinity Blacio
Publisher:Riverdale Avenue
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F/M/M, M/F/M
PageCount:193 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Everyone wants adventure in their lives, except Tabatha. She just wants a normal life. Instead, Tabby has someone trying to kill her and everything she loves. And she has attracted the attention of three supernatural males – a wolf shifter, a demon man, and a dragon-alien enforcer who patrols the alternate worlds that Tabby had no idea were even out there. And they all want to marry her.

Then there is the fact that one of her best friends is some kind of god with way too much power.

Yea, normal would be nice. 

In Laying Claim to the Soul by Trinity Blacio, we see how life is treating Tabatha and her men.  This book is a continuation of Possession of the Soul so in order to understand and enjoy this story you should have read the first in The Fantasy is Alive series.  I am the first to admit that I love Ms. Blacio’s work but I struggled a bit with this one.  I am enjoying the world that she building.  I am enjoying the complex layers she is weaving.  What I didn’t enjoy was the direction of Tabatha’s relationship with her men.  In the first story, Tabatha fought to be seen as an equal.  Her mates were determined to protect her and while she understood their fears she stood her ground and showed them that she was an equal partner.  In this story it was like Tabatha and her men had learned nothing.  The relationship felt a bit disjointed for me and the respect gained seemed to be lost.  Having said that I loved the unexpected twists and turns Ms. Blacio took us with this story.  Friends are enemies, enemies are friends, but which is which?  I was surprised by where she took us as Tabatha’s world was again turned on its axis.  Ms. Blacio is a great world builder and with this addition it was abundantly clear that she has a somewhat twisted mind (in a good way!).  I am looking forward to seeing how she will weave the strings in this bold new world.

                              Four Twinkling Stars

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