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Friday, May 31, 2013

Tour!! A Review of Horse Charmer Plus a Guest Post by the Author, Angelia Almos




Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: May 17, 2011
Publisher: Thoroughweb Press

The Blurb:
A gifted princess. A special horse. A quest for the truth.

At sixteen years old, Cassia would rather spend her days in the royal stables than in the royal court. But as the eldest child of King Robet and Queen Sarahann she obediently performs her duties as the Princess of Karah.

Her safe world changes forever when her father is murdered in the neighboring kingdom of Vespera. Cassia grapples with his loss as her mother prepares her for her new role as queen. Her first task - she must travel to Vespera to marry a prince she barely knows to fulfill the treaty her father signed just before his death.

Nothing is as simple as it seems with political intrigues and unusual powers shadowing Cassia on her search to find out who killed her father and why.


My Review:
Horse Charmer by Angelia Almos was a perfect read for any horse lover. It brought me into a world where horses are a huge part of every day life and a special part in the heart and mind of the main characters, Cassia and Luki. The characters, both 2 legged and 4 legged, are easy to connect with and relate to. They're even easier to love. While reading, I disappeared into Cassia's life and felt what she felt. Because of the relationship and communication with the horses, this is one of those books I really wish was possible. The romance was slow and sweet, and I'm looking forward to more as it progresses. I hope there are more books planned. Horse Charmer is a must read for all horse lovers.

Horse Charmer by Angelia Almos was provided to me by the Tasty Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Guest Post by Angelia AlmosHorses & Writing
Horses have always influenced my writing. When I first started to write in my teens I was  at the peak of my horse craziness. Riding everyday, competing in multiple horse events, and riding in lessons and on friends horses in addition to my own. All of my first attempts at short stories and novels featured horses prominently. 

In my college years, horses often found their way into one story or another, but I also  started writing stuff where a horse wasn’t a main character or there weren’t even horses in the story at all. I was expanding my horizons as they like to say. Reading different genres and writing different genres. Now, I have stories where a horse(s) might be a major character, horses might make a small appearance, or not appear at all in a book. Just depends on the book I’m writing.

One of the cool things about writing young adult fantasy is being able to include all types of horsey characters. My one rule when writing YA is to write the books I would have loved as a preteen and teen. My love for equines is often reflected through the eyes of the heroine.  

Horse Charmer is very special to me because it has lots of horses and includes one very special horse, Kristy (or Kali in the book). I got Classy Lady Kristy when I was fourteen years old and had decided I wanted to show in jumping and eventing. She was a five year old Anglo-Arab mare who had her basic training, but was extremely “hot” as people like to say. Basically she was very hyper and would rather walk instead of stand, trot instead of walk, canter instead of trot, and gallop instead of canter. Faster was always better. This led to a lot of conflict between the two of us when it came to schooling, but she was also one of the sweetest and most loving horses you would ever come across. And brave, I can’t forget brave, in any sort of emergency or semi-emergency situation I could count on her behaving exactly as I needed. I included her best traits in Kali – brave, loyal, athletic, and a stamina that never seemed to end.
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About the Author:
Writing Young Adult, Space Opera, and Horsey Nonfiction as Angelia Almos. Writing Steamy Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense as Angie Derek.

To learn more about Angelia Almos and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.


3 comments :

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  2. Thank you for hosting and the great review.

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  3. This was definitely a job well done. I would recommend this book to teen as well as adults. It is definitely worth the money.

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