90% of 128 reviewers on Amazon gave 5 stars for this book. I agree.
Title: The Guardian The Shadow Stone Legend
Author: Angela Aaron
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Story Setting: Pages: 357
Published by: Angela Aaron
Published Date: February 7, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Length: 10 hours, 42 minutes
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Published by: Angela Aaron
Books by Angela Aaron:
The past and present meet, a lover’s secret is revealed, and doors to forbidden places open as the Shadowstone’s power awakens.
Cailen is thrust into the mystical role of Guardian by an ancient pledge. Sworn to protect the bearer of the enigmatic Shadowstone, he must unravel the magic and power of the sacred fae object before the fae can reclaim the stone and the one who bears it.
Rebecca never believed in the fae or faerie legends, let alone considered she was descended from one. On the hunt for her missing mother, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest with an invisible foe, and has no choice but to rely on the assistance of the cocky Scottish laird to stay alive.
As the talisman’s secrets are revealed and passion ignites, Cailen and Rebecca must confront the looming heartache that threatens their future.
This audiobook contains adult content and graphic sexual situations.
©2015 Angela Aaron (P)2015 Angela Aaron
My Thoughts: Author Angela Aaron sure makes me want to visit the Isles of Skye. Even though her work is a Fantasy/Contemporary Romance she has used places in the islands for an enchanting setting, perfect for the magical wonder of the story itself. I was able to visualize what it must have been like, way back in Cailen’s time, some 970 years before. The ruins’s present condition, again through his eyes, stabbed his sensibilities (therefore mine) that such grandeur was reduced to rubble and rocks.
Scotland with its magical mysticism of Fae, witches, Fairy Rings, and Stone Circles were well captured in this wonderful, wonderful (yes, two times) story. This is the second of her books I’ve listened to, both were full-length and they were beyond good. She weaves a story so amazing highlighting Clan MacKinnon and its enduring presence on the isles in The Guardian.
Rebecca was a normal, intelligent 30-year-old professor at university in the U.S. But when her mother is gone missing her life as she knows it dissolves. She receives a lengthy letter from her mother and a necklace mailed from Scotland which tells her to go to Scotland and find her guardian.
Use to her mother’s cryptic clues, having trained on them since small, she decided she must follow the clues to where they lead her. She needed to find her mother and return to life as it had been. Rebecca’s fate was not in her control and the story literally takes to flame. I don’t want to spoil the wonderful twists and surprises in store for you in this read. Suffice it to say, YOU WILL BE HIGHLY ENTERTAINED.
There were plenty of beautiful, sensual passionate moments between Cailen and Rebecca, very artfully done, not overburdening the action, suspense, mystery and tension of this exciting complex plot.
Sub-characters actually played a large supportive role. Narrator Hollie Jackson continues to amaze me with the versatility of her voice with its clean deliverance, expressive dialog and perfect timing. I truly enjoyed the heavy brogue she used with characters from the past and switching to present day American English for Rebecca and the story itself. Ms. Jackson’s production is phenomenal.
I’m thrilled to know that Angela Aaron will be writing a sequel to this book. Oh, one last thought. If you think you’ve figured out the plot and know the ending, you haven’t. Happy reading or listening!
About the Author: Angela Aaron’s love affair with writing began at nine years old when inspired by the “will they ever be together” relationship between Candy and Jeremy on “Here Comes The Brides.” She filled notebook after notebook of “happily-ever-afters” for these characters. She hasn’t stopped writing since. Angie’s true love has always been romance and erotic romance with lots of sizzling moments between her characters and a happily ever after ending.
Angie is from the Midwest. She is a mother, works full time, and includes her rescued dogs as part of the family. Angie is extremely down to earth, and hates phony people. Angie has to be outdoors as much as possible and finds her inspiration from the lakes and forests which surround her. She loves the moon and night time. She is an “autumn.” She loves chocolate, a good romance and bag pipe music. She loves fantasy and believes in magic.
Angie’s Books include Pleasure Island, The Fire of Beltane and The Guardian — Shadowstone Legend.
Her website is http://www.angelaaaronauthor.yolasite.com
About the Narrator: Hollie Jackson, H. R. Jackson
Taking her own love of storytelling, not just for her own work, but that of others, Hollie (aka Narratrix) found her true calling in the vocal booth. With a range that goes from the innocent to the risqué, across all genres, Hollie’s voice brings characters of all types to vibrant, compelling life, letting you sit back and allow the words to wrap around you.
She grew up getting lost in the world of poetry and prose, and truly enjoys sharing that with others through spoken word. Stories are, after all, meant to be spread by any means necessary, right?
Everyone has a story to tell…and Hollie loves to bring those stories to life, one word at a time.
You can find her online at http://www.hrjackson.com, on Twitter @hrjacksontnc, and on facebook at /authorhrjackson