They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence.
Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind.
Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor.
Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive.
But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection.
Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.
*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.
**Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it's fun to read them in order.**
Reese Fisher wasn’t going to stay at home on her eighteenth birthday. Instead of celebrating at a fraternity party, she finds herself imprisoned in a New Kingdom dungeon surrounded by Fae.
They claim that she’s a Halven of royal blood and that she’s now a pawn in the struggle for control of both the New and Old Kingdoms. And the one Fae that can insure her safety is none other than her roommate’s arrogant bodyguard – Keen.
Keen grabbed her trembling hand, twisting it this way and that. “The signs: shaking, which happens when Halven come into their powers; surviving for days under extreme circumstances no human could have survived.” His bright gaze lifted to hers. “I sense it now.” He stared past her. “I try not to sense anything around you, but if I pay attention— I sense it. The energy level you give off… different from before. You are Halven.” A hint of fear touched his voice.
Keen Albrecht is sent to find the missing Reese and discovers her half alive in the Fae realm. To save her life, he’s forced to swear loyalty to the evil Portia.
Keeping Reese safe is all that matters to him and his feelings for her now go far beyond anything that he ever expected. As a battle between the Kingdoms grows ever closer, he will do anything to ensure her survival – even pledge to marry another.
They may all come out of this victorious, but the biggest casualty will be his heart.
He understood it now— her effect on him. She’d taken hold of his heart from the moment she talked back to him, and he would never be the same. But if there was one thing his kind did for those they loved, it was protect them. If that was all he could do for Reese, it would have to be enough.
Lately, I have developed a weakness for exceptional paranormal romance and Fates Entwined totally fit the bill! Not only does it have a healthy dose of the required magic and adventure, it also packs enough sexual tension and angst to seduce any hardcore romance reader.
Jules’ complex characters and her fast paced storyline literally held me spellbound from beginning to end – and now I secretly want to be a Halven myself…
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RITA-nominated author Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.
When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.
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