Thursday, July 28, 2016

#Review: Songs of Everealm by J.D. Wright | #Giveaway @everealmbyjdw @YABoundToursPR

 Song of Sovereign (Songs of Everealm #1)
by J.D. Wright
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Princess Sarita has everything. Loving parents, a castle fit for royalty, fine clothes, loyal friends, and an exciting job as a scholar of magic. At eighteen years of age, one might think that she would be content with her position. But one thing has always been missing from her life... full magic, itself.

When a strange old woman gave Sarita a secret spellbook as a child, her entire life was changed. The book contains spells, songs, and stories. But most of all, it provides a path to gaining full magic, the only thing that Sarita still needs to feel complete. And now, she has finally prepared to leave her home in search of the Stones of the Divine, the final ingredient she needs to gain magic.

Gabrielle has been known as the sister of a knight and best friend of the princess for as long as she can remember. Now an experienced healer's assistant, she is desperate to find her place and purpose in Junacave. An adventurous mission to help Sarita locate a mystical stone may be just the change in her life that she is looking for.

King Cassidy is still alone, but not for a lack of trying. His attempts to convince the Princess of Junacave to marry him over the past ten years have been for naught. And being twenty years old, with no heir, he is running out of time. If he can't win the heart of the princess, he may have to face a future without the love of his life.

Adventure, romance, and magic await as we travel through Everealm with royalty, wizards, fairies, and more, in the fantasy-romance Songs of Everealm, a five book series by J.D. Wright, author of the Everealm Series.

Note: Adult Content

Songs of Everealm Series is the second series set in the fantasy-filled Everealm. It begins 8 years after the conclusion of the first series, the Everealm Series. 
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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. May or may not contain spoilers, but I have not used my special method in a while, so when you see these arrows >>>><<<< they are hiding the spoilers. If you wish to read those spoilers, simply highlight between the arrows.

Man, oh man, oh man, oh man! Reading about Sarita and Cassidy, Oliver and Gabrielle(Gabby), Asher, Jolene and all the "younger" characters from the other Everealm series was awesome! Getting to see where they are eight years after Dynasty has made me more fond of them.

Sarita is in love with magic. She helps Dagan teach the younger, magical, children. She wants magic, and she is prepared to find a way to have it, fully. If she is to succeed, she has to leave without anyone knowing. But she is not intending to go alone, because she knows Gabby will be up for the adventure.

Gabby, dear Gabby. We are thrust into her engagement with a young man by the name of Garrison. He reflects Gabby's brother, Reeve, in terms of feeling the necessity of reprimanding Gabby's actions and trying to change who she is. Yes, people change, but not this excessively. Poor Oliver is still in love with her, yet he, too, is courting another. Calista has had a bad experience with fairies, so you can imagine what that might be like.

Typically, when it comes to Everealm, you know there is to be major love-making scenes. However, they were more behind closed doors. There is still reason to say this contains adult content, but I will keep my mouth shut on that. This adventure takes so many crazy turns; its thrilling and exciting, at times infuriating. And everything possibly in between. Someone learns about his or her destiny, and that his or her destiny is not to be alone. Fate will have her way.

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars.
I saw the author's dream cast for the characters before reading the book, so I totally see each of the characters the same way. When Cassidy or Oliver was speaking, it was easy to see their faces. If you are curious to know the author's dream cast, CLICK HERE. Fair warning: I call dibs on Cassidy. *WINKS* Okay, not really, but Cassidy, Oliver and Asher are my favorites. Garrison is up there too, though I was very shocked to learn who he was in Gabrielle's life. I read most of my favorite Cassidy moments to my younger brother, because he kind of reminds me of him. We were laughing so hard together.
Oh! And I saw this cute anime image on the net, thought of a certain young wizard name Asher, and a fairy, Emery, but perhaps it is a bit pre-mature . . .

I did, in fact, read the second book as well. But this post would take months to finish if I were to share that here too! LOL Expect a separate review post soon!

Song of Sparrows (Songs of Everealm #2)
Genre; Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

The journey across Everealm to find the magical stones has not come without its challenges. After being plagued by unwanted guests, disagreements, and accidents, Princess Sarita is beginning to wonder if her dream of gaining magic is a fantasy that can't come true. 

Along the way, new friends and rekindled sparks between old flames have caused quite a stir within the group. As a new wizard joins the effort and gives the princess a reason to continue, the quest for the next stone ensues...

As the sun rises over the ridge, our story continues into the Song of Sparrows!

Adult content. Intended for mature audiences. 

About the Author
Writing has always been a hobby of mine, beginning as a young child. It was a way to cope with losing my father at seven years of age. I started with poetry and was featured several times on the amazing poetry blog, Autumn Leaves, by Sondra Ball. My love for poetry soon led to writing songs in middle school and beyond, which I still do occasionally. Music has always been an important part of my existence, so writing songs came naturally to me. In high school, I started my own novel, however, life got in the way and I never finished it.

Fast forward many years later and I find myself married with three children, absorbed in my busy life with commitments to my family, work, school, church, and charities, among other things. One day I came across my old binder, with notes from my first novel, and it was with those notes that I conjured up the elusive Everealm.

I write to please readers such as myself, who have a love for fantasy and romance, but like a little danger and sex in their reading. I wrote the book with a mature audience in mind, who can appreciate a hearty imaginary world with magic and the unknown, but want more than fluffy love stories with wizards in them. They want the romance, magic, and danger, all wrapped into one.

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  1. Thank you for the review! And I LOVE that anime graphic! It just screams Ashery (Asher + Emery)! :)

    1. It's a pleasure! Yes, definitely shipping Ashery ♥