Monday, October 18, 2010

Review: Building Magic by Lilly Cain



THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN FOR NIGHT OWL REVIEWS
Building Magic By Lilly Cain
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Category: Action & Adventure/Contemporary/Fantasy/Shape Shifter/Romance
ISBN: 9781603105491
Length:112 pages (adobe PDF format)
Heat Level: Sensual/Mild-Erotic
Price: Red Sage ebook format(s): $3.50

*This ebook was sent to me by the author for review

SUMMARY:(taken from publisher)
When architecture student and summertime welder Tina Moreland develops a reputation as a peeping Tom, it isn’t the first time she’s been teased for being different. Catching a glimpse of the man of her dreams is worth the aggravation. But when she witnesses him doing something stranger than stripping in his hightower office, it’s enough to make her forget that when working unharnessed on the fifth floor, the first step is a long way down.
Sent to Earth to find a power source strong enough to end the civil war at home, Devin Ken’Draga doesn’t have time to rescue a damsel in distress. But since she is literally falling at his feet, he can’t help but to save her. Bringing her home wasn’t part of the plan, but once they fall through the magical portal together, there is no going back. It is only when he spreads his wings in his true dragon form that Devin realizes something he hadn’t anticipated – the woman is a virgin, a temptation no dragon can resist. Together Devin and Tina create a sensual bond, gladly sacrificing virginity to find love and a solution to the bloody war.

FIRST LINE:
"You are one sick puppy, Tina Moreland," Maryanne teased as she slammed the lid on her lunchbox and stood to leave.

FAVORITE LINE:
"That is a dragon, you are a virgin and we need to go!"

PLOT:
Ms. Cain has written a tantalizing and sensual tale of dragon shifters while adding a dash of the contemporary world. I enjoyed discovering how the heroine handled her inability to find acceptance in her world and the exotic world of Saharin. From the very first sentence to the last two words -The End- I couldn't put the book down. I wanted to follow the jewel colored dragon's story until their fate was reviled.
I have to say that Ms. Cain delivered the conflict well for such a short story. It was heartbreaking to see a world torn by war and its youth being tainted with poisonous ideas from an insane protagonist. However, it lent the story a very 'real world' feeling. When I read the last two chapters I thought about the problems in this world and how the author portrayed such similar conflicts with-in Building Magic. As she tied together the plot threads, a glimpse of what a world united could be like shown through. Her story made me stop and consider that perhaps we as readers could take a grain of that HEA and apply it to our own lives.

SETTING:
The story begins in a New York construction site and rapidly whisks you away to the alluring desert world of Saharin.

WRITING:
Ms. Cain's writing style was very detailed, delivering an awesome visual story. Her smooth prose brought to life the glorious dragons-shifters of her world. There was one scene at the very end of the book that might have been difficult to deliver for many writers. The creativity to paint this scene for her readers took a skill of a seasoned writer. Bravo Ms. Cain! 

CHARACTERS:
I loved the heroine,Tina Moreland. She is definitely a character many women can resonate with. Besides her captivating eyes and feminine beauty, her tenacity and stubbornness to follow her dreams brought her to life in my mind. Raised in foster care and later teased for her differences, Tina struggled to find her place among the men she worked alongside. Her strong will, as fiery as her red hair, never faltered, even after being thrown into a world she could not leave, and where she once again did not fit. When Devin Ken'Draga -sexy dragon shifter-saves her life they both discover that the power love contains. I think all romance readers enjoy a hero that is passionate. Not just towards the heroine, but for the things he believes in and the people he watches over. Devin was that hero for me.
And I loved how Tina had no problem putting her foot down when the circumstance called for it. Her dragon's final response only made me fall deeper in love with him!

LAST THOUGHTS:
Building Magic really was an amazing story of how two different people from two different worlds can come together and love one another. The magic they built together served as icing on the cake when it united the warring country. I only hope that this small glimpse into the world of Saharin will be followed up with more adventures from Ms. Cain. I recommend this book to anyone that loves to see peace and love rule over chaos and destruction.

WHO IS LILLY CAIN:
Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books. Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate. When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.

MY RATING:

PLEASE DON'T MISS LILLY CAIN'S GUEST SPOT ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER! SHE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A PDF COPY OF HER BOOK, BUILDING MAGIC TO ONE LUCKY COMMENTER. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! ;-)




1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a wonderful review Talina! I'm glad I'll be here on the 26th and I'm more than happy to answer questions if anyone has them - about my books, books or publising in general. :) Good luck to the commenters!

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