What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?
If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!
Monday, August 15, 2011
His Magick Touch by Kimberly Killion
Historical Romance / Highlanders
Originally published in Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance
Scotland, Inner Hebrides – 1587
Sorcha’s husband is easily the meanest cur alive. He blamed her for every misfortune that befell his clan since he took her to wife four years past. And now the bastard is determined to kill her. If she were half the witch he accused her of being, then she might possess the power to save herself, but Da had ousted her grandmum from the clan before she taught Sorcha the Pagan ways. She is certain of only one thing—if she lives long enough to become a widow, she will never take another husband.
Keiran, the Falconer of Barra, knew he and Sorcha were worlds apart in station—he, the son of a crofter, and she, the eldest daughter of the chieftain—but he’d spent the past seven years of his life trying to change his stars. Everything he’d done had been for her. He’d fought and killed for the clan and learned the Pagan ways, for her. And now that he’d saved her life and took her pain away, the foolish wench accused him of doing it all for the chieftainship.
Will Keiran’s gentle touch crush the last of her resistance? Or will Sorcha’s husband hunt her down and kill her before she discovers the depth of Keiran’s love?
I'm not sure what made me swoon more - the story or the cover? Don't you just love the tagline "He healed her body... but he wanted her heart." *insert sigh* It pretty sums up this short story from Kimberly Killion. I had a chance to meet the author at RomCon so when I found this on my Kindle, I couldn't resist. Also, does the guy look familiar? Think Belinda "manwich" Yep, Brooks Johnson is the cover model and he makes for a gorgeous cover!
Anyway, back to the story. I'm really starting to become a fan of the short story where the author hits you over the head with a little drama, a little action and a great big serving of swoony romance. I enjoyed His Magick Touch with the idea that Keiran had loved Sorcha all this time and that everything he had done was for her. Talk about unswerving devotion! To be loved that way just makes me tingle. Here is a man that steps up and does whatever it takes, who has an amazing heart and you can't help but hold your breath as you wait to see whether he gets the girl.
Sorcha... poor, poor girl. The openings scenes made me cringe a little over how hard her life must have been married to her heartless swine of a husband. Accused of being a witch and cursing him, he wants to be done with her and my stomach dipped as he tried to kill her. Of course, this opened the story up for the dashing hero to come to her rescue, and heal her. I loved that Keiran didn't just smother her but he realized she may need a little time. He was constant and consistent. I did feel frustrated for him when Sorcha didn't immediately see his intentions, believing him to only want the clan leadership but *insert another sigh* I got my happily ever after!
This was a quick read but definitely a great way to get a feel for the writing style of the author. The story was smoothly written with all the right elements to appeal to romance readers. This is definitely a story I wouldn't have minded seeing as a full length novel but it has me eyeing one of the books I got from RomCon from the author. Also for 99c, this is a bargain. Happy reading everyone!
Posted by Belinda at 9:53 AM