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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Keeper of the Dragon Sword Blog Tour - Review: Keeper of the Dragon Sword by Linze Brandon


Author: Linze Brandon
Format: PDF
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Pages: 336
Publisher: Self-published/Smashwords 
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Science Fiction

















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Synopsis from Goodreads

It was definitely not her week. Her uncle had been murdered, her life had been threatened, an old school friend had re-appeared, she had two body guards and a new home. Elizabeth L'Emery was not having a good time as the new owner and chief executive of the largest fabric manufacturer on Xa'an.

Randall Storm had missed his best friend from school, but he had so many secrets that staying away from her had seemed to be the only solution to keep her safe from the uncontrollable lust for blood of his dragon half. But when he was assigned to her protection detail, he didn’t want to be anywhere else.

As they search for ways to control his magic that didn't enslave him - and didn't kill her - more threats came to try and pull them apart. When the opportunity arises to put a weapon of incredible power into her hands, Elizabeth has to decide if the violence of the blood ritual would be worth the sacrifice of becoming the Keeper of the Dragon Sword.
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      Keeper of the Dragon Sword follows a woman named Elizabeth who has just discovered that her uncle and her father are dead. To makes matters worse, the one behind it may be her very own husband, Mertin. The one to deliver the news happens to be an old best friend named Randall from high school that she has had feelings for. He has been assigned to protect her after they find out that a huge amount of money has been spent to take her out. Not only does Randall have to protect Elizabeth, but he must keep himself in check as well. He obtains a lot of power and if he loses control, he will put a lot of people in danger.



      Wow, talk about starting off with a bang. This book grabbed my attention from the get go. Although getting to learn all the characters was a bit overwhelming because they show up all at once, I got used to them quickly. Along with some other people, I realized that this book is a sequel or a companion to another series. If that is the case, I plan on grabbing that series as well because I loved this group of characters.



      I loved that instant connection between Elizabeth and Randall. They had amazing chemistry together. Randall definitely has his share of demons and I loved trying to uncover his past. They were both very strong especially Elizabeth. Even though her life is in danger, she doesn't hide and cower in a corner. I love that she is able to keep her head above water. She even goes as far to visit her husband while he is on trial. She faces him and notices too late that he not the man she married. He obviously wasn't the most lovable person, but he seems like a completely different person. He is someone that definitely wants her gone.



      Even if you aren't a fan of science fiction, Brandon has managed to add a little something for everyone. This book was full of twists, mystery, fantasy, and magic. I love Brandon's creativity. The world she has put together was amazing and vivid. The book is placed on a planet named Xa'an. The terminology was different, but easy to understand after a while so you won't feel like a fish out of water. The book is so full of action and romance. I won't spoil it or anything, but this book is very easy to love. Brandon is so going on my authors to watch list and she should go on yours as well.



      This story is so intriguing. I couldn't put it down. The build up of the story and learning about the characters was an incredible experience. I loved the love story especially with the connection of the dragons. This book was fun, creative, and complex. Highly recommended.
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About Linze Brandon
Linzé Brandon is the pen name of a South African engineer and project manager who taught herself to read before she went to school. She started writing in a time period of her life when she was self-employed as an export consultant, and had much better time management skills. Focusing on writing what she loves to read, fantasy and paranormal romance, she does dabble in SF, erotica and erotic romance when writing short stories. It is her dream to write novels full time, but until then she divides her time between work, writing, marketing her books, cross-stitch, archery and painting mixed media abstracts.

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