Friday, May 29, 2015

Half-Breed Queen, by L.A. Hendricks: Mini-Review/Spotlight/ Giveaway!!

Welcome to this stop on the tour for
Half-Breed  Queen,
sponsored by 
Bewitching Book Tours!!

Half-Breed Queen
(The Skatia Narratives, Book 1)
L.A. Hendricks
Trade Paperback, 332 pages
Illipsium Media
February 1, 2015
Cover Artist: 
L.A. Hendricks
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

 Devastating tragedy puts 14-year-old high school freshman Marla Owens, on a fast-paced journey of survival, revival and coming of age. Driven by a force she can't begin to understand and a burning need to find out the truth, she heads toward her mother's home in North Dakota. She soon learns more about herself and her family than she could have ever imagined — her mother was royal heir to the powerful Skatian throne! And now the Skatian people need her to protect their world from those who wish to conquer it.

In a classic tale of good versus evil, set on Earth and beyond, a young girl fights to survive to become a young woman—and the reluctant queen of Skatia. Who can she trust? Will she be able to control her own immense abilities and justified anger to do what's right? One thing's for sure: Marla's not in Texas anymore!

Incredible as it may seem, I do have a mini-review for this book, in spite of not having an excerpt to include in this post. Since I didn't have an excerpt, I went to the Amazon reader, and opened up the preview for this novel.

Right away, I could tell I'm going to love this book! Why? Well, the characters are very engaging; I saw that right off the bat!  Indeed, the family dynamics are so heartwarming!

Andilyn Tanner and George Owens are very different people and love each other deeply; Andilyn possesses abilities George is not aware of, but yet, they have a very loving relationship. As for their daughter, Marla Marie Owens, she, too, is totally unaware of her heritage.

I love how Andilyn pushes their daughter to have a closer relationship with her father. It really warms my heart....

Another plus is that this is a biracial couple. I always love such stories!

From what I've read in the Amazon reader, this promises to be a richly-textured paranormal novel, with great action, twists and turns, otherworldly excitement, and beautiful family dynamics to boot! Heck, I'm ordering my print copy right away!!

L.A. Hendricks is an IT project manager by day and science fiction/fantasy novelist by night. A longtime lover of words, she reads science fiction, fantasy and paranormal romance novels regularly (when there is time).

When not reading, writing or working, L.A. can most often be found watching football or basketball with her adorable cat, Mona.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting during my blog tour and for the lovely mini-review!

    1. Hi, Lori!

      You're very welcome for the hosting and mini-review!! I started doing these reviews, based on the tour excerpts, or, as in your case, based on what I read in the Amazon reader, so as to add some original material to these spotlight tour posts.

      BTW, I have already bought "Half-Breed Queen', and am SO looking forward to reading it!!

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a wonderful comment!! :)


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