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Pay it Forward Friday with a Review of Legacy of Ghosts (#2 in Amaranthine Series) by Author Joleene Naylor

Legacy of Ghosts

Book 2

Amaranthine Series

by Author Joleene Naylor

81gQFslRa4L._SL1500_After reading the first novel of the Amaranthine Series, Shades of Gray, I started on novel two.

Again, the strange couple of Jorick and Katelina are in the middle of the fray with warring factions of Vampire covens.

Jorick has to save the life of Katelina after she was viciously attacked and seals their fate together in a very personal way.

An evil Vampiress and her coven come after Jorick, and he knows nothing will be settled until he can be rid of her vengeance.

However, because of bickering and untruthful followers, Katelina and Jorick have their job cut out for them.

How they will accomplish their freedom?

My thoughts

I immediately picked up book two, Legacy of Ghosts, right after I read the first novel, Shades of Gray.

I seem to have a fascination in learning more about Jorick and Katelina and why these two are together. However, the novel is so fast paced that I didn’t get much information on that subject.

Action, terror, and mystery are always around in Legacy of Ghosts. Ms Naylor writes in great detail.

Legacy_of_Ghosts__Kateesha_by_pandora_6666The evil Vampiress, Kateesha, is one vicious predator!

Many other interesting and truly terrifying characters are introduced in this book along with others from her first novel. Some, I found truly disconcerting but fascinating.

Katelina finds out some of Jorick’s deepest secrets and regrets. I want her to mature and grow wise in her role with Jorick.

However, Jorick’s motivations aren’t always clear, and Katelina sure doesn’t know how to handle that but to be suspicious.

Even at the end, I wanted to scream at Jorick and Katelina, “What’s going on? What’s your agenda?”

Ms. Naylor sure does know how to motivate a person to keep reading!

I highly recommend, Amaranthine Series by Author Joleene Nayor.

For all of this, I have to give this book a hearty 5 stars.

Definitely an 18+ read.



Amaranthine series:

Shades of Gray

Legacy of Ghosts

Ties of Blood 

Ashes of Deceit

Heart of the Raven

Children of Shadows

Amaranthine Special Editions

Vampire Morsels: Short Story Collection

Other books:

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire

DIY: How to Get a Cheap Cover for Your Book


front-coverClash of Legends, the seventh in the Amaranthine series, will be available March 31, 2015.

Pre-order your copy today at:
Apple iTunes


By the way Ms. Naylor’s Seventh Book in the Amaranthine Series, Clash of Legends is on presale.

Buy the whole series if you are a Vampire fan, it will be worth it!


I thought the description said… romance?

HuntingHeroesIf you know me at all… you know that I am an avid reader. I read and listen to books every day without fail.

Even on the day I had my operation, I was reading hooked up to a morphine pump in the hospital room.

tumblr_inline_n7wwnlD2jK1qfqrsnYou know that I am a lover of Paranormal Romance, especially in the vampiric vein, so to speak.

Nothing gets my heart beating faster than a tall, dark vampire hero!

freedomOkay, before I get started with my post, I know those of you will vehemently disagree with me.

So, for the record, let me state this…

I definitely don’t begrudge anyone their 50 Shades of Grey.

That is not my vexation or angst.

My chagrin is that I have a policy to read a book cover to cover. The past several books I have started on my blessed Kindle, I have had to put down because the writing bothered me.

The story troubled me so much that this morning, after I closed my Kindle on yet another book characterized as a romance, I wanted to write why my coveted policy is being abandoned.

romanceI thought romance was attraction, friendship, wooing, a little intrigue, heroism (both hero and heroines) and danger in the mix, but most of all, in the end it was about… LOVE!

However, what I believe to be romance is not the case in all books classified as romance.

I feel some romance novels are based or about meanness, possession, domination, callousness… and then – oh by the way – I love you, if you obey me?

exsqueeze meWhat the heck? Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder? (borrowed phrases from one of my fav movies, Wayne’s World.)

This is my way of stating that I feel in my heart that romance is not a one-way street – my way or the highway, so to speak.

However, romance is different for all of us – some want friendship and romance that turns into love, and some want dominance and chains that melt into love.

Hmm, I was curious and looked to the definition of romance.This is what Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary stated:

d6a10d4a_zpsa33c67c2a (1) : a medieval tale based on legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural (2) : a prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious (3) : a love story especially in the form of a novel

b : a class of such literature

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am vexed – the books I have shut off my Kindle all have romance in the description. I am not saying that they are wrong.

I will just have to do more research before hitting the “Buy it in 1-click” button on Amazon. No one’s fault but my own.

I’m curious…

what’s your definition of romance?

Lots of love,



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