Run For Freedom
The choice was to run for freedom or die never having been valued as a human -- as a woman. The penalty was the same -- death!
Freedom and her brother, Triumph, would fight for their lives and the lives of the ones whom they loved no matter the cost. Escaping bondage meant they must RUN! Run to Moses. Run to the Promised Land.
Watson Brown knew all too well the struggle to survive. The fight to live. He had been given a second chance to do what he had failed to do in life -- as a human. What he and his father could not do before the Harpers Ferry Raid.
The runaway slave and her brother were a distraction.
He could afford no interferences with his mission. He nor his family could risk exposure.
Well that escalated quickly…
I wasn’t expecting for the story to take a paranormal turn, even with the description in the synopsis. It was such a pleasant surprise. Free wants to be, well…free! She and her brother as slaves in a tobacco plantation, made an escape from a cruel owner only to be thrust in a strange position with paranormal themes and suspense.
I loved the theme and the action from the first chapter set the tone and pace throughout the story. It did get confusing at times because the powers of certain characters and definitions of words like Upir weren’t explained right away. Free meets Watson, a white man she cannot trust because it was ingrained in her to think like that. His secrets are soon revealed and that’s when the reader is thrown for a loop. Vampires. Who knew? I loved it.
Free soon learns that trust is key to her survival and the romance portion of the story kicks in full swing. Free was a character full of spunk. Able to defend herself and fight for those she loves, pegs her in the category of Alpha Heroine. But two alpha characters, will surely butt heads right? Yes, and that’s what made Free’s and Watson’s story so interesting. Two strong characters do have their weaknesses and I loved finding out what it was.
This does end in a cliffhanger, so be aware that not everything is resolved. The main threat to the characters is still out there.
Character key (abilities list):
For those interested in knowing who has what power, I’m listing it here so it’s easier to understand. I don’t want to give too much away, but it might help.
Watson: Able to manipulate fire
Oliver: Communicates with animals
Triumph: Power of Earth
Big John: Illusion
Overall, this story kept me on my toes. Am eager to read the rest in the series.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
Angela Kay Austin has always loved expressing herself creatively. An infatuation with music led to years playing several instruments, some better than others. A love for acting put her in front of a camera or two for her thirty seconds of fame before giving way to a degree and career in communications. After completing a second degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for all things creative and worked in promotions and events for many years.
Today, Angela lives in her hometown in Tennessee with her really really really old dog, Midnight.
To learn more about Angela, visit her website: http://www.angelakayaustin.com/.
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