Marks of the Mazza by Blake Blessing
I am pretty amazed that this is the author’s debut novel. The story was interesting, original and well written. There is a mixture of action, drama, some suspense and great sex. It is a reverse harem/poly amorous romance. The characters are likeable and easy to fall in love with. Each one has their own personality but they blend so well with one another. My favourite of Isolde’s lusty legion has to be Sage. He’s fighting fate the most but I have a feeling that he will love her the hardest. I believe we will see many more layers to his character as the series progresses. You weren’t sure if you could trust certain characters and I think that’s one of the things that kept the story interesting.
Isolde accidentally stumbles into a world she didn’t know existed. They believe she is some kind of messiah to save their world. Her life is in danger and she’s not sure what’s going on. Within twenty four hours she finds out magic is real, she’s not fully human, she needs to save the world and bind with four men. To say she is overwhelmed is a bit of an understatement. As sexy as these guys are, she grew up with the belief of being with one man at a time. She’s finding it difficult to wrap her head around the fact that the guys are fine sharing her. I’m glad she wasn’t the type that was too innocent. She has a good head on her shoulders, has values and doesn’t just wait to be saved. She has a strength of character that I liked.
The story flowed well. The author knew how to capture your attention and keep it throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it. I’m excited because I think I found a new favourite author.