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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tour! Rogue's Possession Review & Guest Post by the Author, Jeffe Kennedy!

Rogue's Possession (Covenant of Thorns #2) by Jeffe Kennedy 
Genre: Adult Fiction (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: October 7, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press

The Blurb:
A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession of magic I could not control, I made a bargain for my life: to let the dangerously sensual fae noble known as Rogue sire my firstborn. And one does not break an oath with a fae. But no matter how greatly I desire him, I will not succumb. Not until I know what will happen to the child.

Though unable-or unwilling-to reveal the fate of human-fae offspring himself, Rogue accompanies me on my quest for answers. Along the way he agrees to teach me to harness my power, in exchange for a single kiss each day and sleeping by my side each night. Just as I am about to yield to temptation, I find myself in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an insane goddess. Now my search for the truth will lead me to the darkest of all Faerie secrets.

My Review:
Rogue's Possession is the second book in the Covenant of Thorns series by Jeffe Kennedy. If you haven't read Rogue's Pawn yet, check out my review! Rogue is... Rogue. *sigh* He is still entirely desirable yet he feels forbidden. So, naturally, I can't get enough of him. This alone kept me glued to the book.  Jennifer is never mentioned as 'Jennifer' within this book. She is going completely by the name Gwynn now. In fact, I forgot her human name was Jennifer until I looked over my review from book one. Rogue's Possession gave me more adventure and setting changes. While the romance was there, it wasn't always front and center. There was more going on in this story, and even more going on behind the scenes to keep you wondering. We are still not given the whole picture, but we are given pieces through the book that are building upon themselves towards something. What is that something? The author definitely knows how to keep her audience wanting more in every good way possible. The Covenant of Thorns' series is an addiction in the making. It's already too late for me, and it will be torture waiting for the next book!

I received the ARC of Rogue's Possession by Jeffe Kennedy from the Bewitching Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of the other two books in this trilogy!

A Guest Post by Jeffe Kennedy: Speculative Fiction, Fantasy Romance, and Twilight
From the very beginning, I've loved the name of this blog. It essentially poses the question, “what is out there for me after I've read and loved the Twilight Saga.” More, by asking that question, it firmly establishes what is true for so many readers: that Twilight and the sequels were the portal to reading speculative fiction.

I’m using that umbrella term to cover all forms of science fiction and fantasy, including those “in-between” genres like urban fantasy and paranormal romance, because learning to love one often leads to learning another. 

When I was growing up (and hiking through ten-feet of snow uphill to school, both ways), YA didn't exist as a genre. There was the Children’s section of the library, with bright colors and artfully wacky arrangements of books, and then the Adult Section, with towering dark shelves organized by relentlessly incomprehensible Dewy Decimal numbers. There was also a side area, kind of the bastard stepchild of the others, where mass-market paperbacks were thrust willy-nilly onto the shelves, in no particular order at all. 

So, when I exhausted the Children’s section (pretty early on), I plunged right into the adult world – and mainly those wildly random paperbacks, because their chaotic arrangement intimidated me less. I read everything from epic fantasy to hard-core sci fi. Once I learned the authors and genres I liked, I got better at finding them in the martial rows of hardbacks in the Dewey Decimal shelves. 

I remember very well the first time I heard about Twilight. It was back in 2005 and my BFF, who managed an indie bookstore, told me that her editor buddy in NYC had spent the weekend reading this new book. “It’s vampire,” she said, “but a new twist. And the relationship is totally chaste, but absolutely riveting. Since you’re thinking about writing this kind of thing, you should read it.”

And I loved it, too.

More, I loved how so many young people, the sons and daughters of my contemporaries, were gloming onto these books and loving them, too. In fact, when I started writing Rogue’s Pawn, book one in the Covenant of Thorns trilogy, way back then (it was a long time in the writing and revising, that first book), I thought it would be the kind of book that kids who read the Twilight books would grow up to read.

Look! Here you are!

What’s really funny to me is that Wikipedia calls the Twilight Saga “fantasy romance” – the same genre as Covenant of Thorns. 

Funny how the world unwinds, huh?
Check out my interview with Jeffe Kennedy

About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in Facets of Passion has placed first in multiple romance contests and the follow-up, Platinum, is climbing the charts. Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency.  

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.

She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.

To learn more about Jeffe Kennedy and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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