Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Tour ~ "The Enchanted" by Elaine Cantrell (review + giveaway)

The EnchantedThe Enchanted by Elaine Cantrell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received electronic copy to review
Genre: Adult Fantasy

Book Description:  Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected.  Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about themarriage either.  When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane and Alan embark on a perilous journey that has an excellent chance of ending in failure and death for them and all of their people.  

My thoughts:  Prince Alan was imprisoned by his father because he did not want to marry. He had a loving wife, who died, and didn't feel that because he was now the heir that he needed to marry for political gain or heirs rather than love.

Princess Morgane has a tyrant for a father. She also did not wish to marry and was tortured by her father. Married by proxy, the choice has been taken away.

Together they try to make the best of the situation. There is treachery and deceit around them. Some conspire to rule and others just to gain power of any kind. Enchanters ruin and deceiving royalty are a large part of the story.

This was a cute book. At times the writing seemed a little choppy to me, but the story remained easy to follow along with. I liked the characters of Alan and Morgane. They both have had a rough time in life, but continue to rise above their circumstances. Their romance is slow, they give each other space and time to know one another after they are thrown together. They learn to love and trust based upon each others deeds and personality.

This book has intimacy behind closed doors. There is kissing and violence.

About Elaine:  Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University.  She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest.  When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.

Her latest book is the fantasy romance, The Enchanted.

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $100 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins August 7 and ends September 28 2013.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, September 30, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
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  1. This book sounds like a fun adventure and I'm always looking for something new to read. Thanks.

  2. Sounds like a great read.



  4. Thanks so much for the review Lisa. I appreciate your letting me come to your blog. Thanks also to everyone else who stopped by to read the review. I hope you liked it!

  5. i want to read THE ENCHANTED..what a wonderful cover and great blurbs...
    thx u for this amazing giveaway :)

    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

  6. This sounds like an interesting read and I think my daughter and I would both enjoy it.

  7. I really love the cover. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

  8. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. :)

  9. Hi everybody . Great book . Thanks


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