Sunday, October 26, 2014

BLAZE OF GLORY by Mandy M. Roth

Series:  Cowboys and Supernaturals #1
Author:  Mandy M. Roth
Publish Date:   09.08.11
Publisher:  Raven Books
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Mandy M. Roth (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 10.22.14
Goodreads link: BLAZE OF GLORY
Description from the publisher:
Sheriff Jonathan MacSweeny is in charge of keeping the peace in Prospect Springs. Frontier living isn’t what it used to be. It’s hard to survive in the New Old West and it’s even harder when your area doesn’t exactly embrace supernaturals—and you howl at the moon. That being said, he’s good at his job and has a reputation with the ladies. When he learns his childhood sweetheart is to be married off to the town sleazebag, he goes in guns blazing to see to it she’s his. Problem is, Molly isn’t the same girl he remembers from ten years prior. Now she’s a gun-toting, foul-mouthed, vixen with a badge of her own.

Special Marshal Molly Cogan never planned to set foot back in Prospect Springs. When her friend gets the harebrained idea to steal her identity in an attempt to protect her from the bounty the outlaws have on her head, Molly finds herself standing right smack dab in the middle of chaos—or home in her case. It isn’t long before Jonathan is there, flashing that famous MacSweeny boy smile and tempting her in ways she wasn’t prepared for. This heart-hardened Marshal has her work cut out for her if she plans to face her past fears and her past sweetheart.

This is the first book in the Prospect Springs Shifters series.  I believe they will need to be read in order.

Molly Cogan ran from Prospect Springs ten years ago.  Then she was a woman with no rights, owned by her father until he gave her to a husband who would then own her.  Now Molly is a Special Marshall with a bounty on her head placed by those she would seek to bring to justice.  She had no plans to return the Springs, but when her friend, Lynette, puts her own life to free her, Molly has no choice but to follow and protect her.  One word and she knows she has once again been brought close to the one man she thought she could love.  Jonathan MacSweeney, sheriff of Prospect Springs and werewolf.  He will protect his mate, Molly, who he marked ten years ago, though she doesn’t know it.  Knowing her father has promised her to the town’s wealthiest lecherous old man, Jon knows he must ride into town and prevent the wedding and claim his mate, even if it means revealing his status as a shifter.

What a unique world Mandy Roth has created!  This is steam-punk meets supernatural romance meets space exploration in a future age where women are chattel once again.  Supernatural beings are known to exist and, legally, pack law supersedes the laws of man, but the supers are the subject of discrimination.  This story is funny, witty, and romantic… just what I love.

I was invited to join a group on Facebook for lovers of Ms. Roth’s books based on my love of paranormal romance even though I had never read one of her books.  So, this is the first book I received as part of that group.  I had no idea what to expect that there would be shifters.  If someone had asked me, “Do you want to read about space-traveling werewolves?  Oh, and it’s steampunk and misogynist…”  You know I would have said, “pass.”  Instead, I received it as a blind date and I am so glad that I did.  I really want to read the next book in this series.  Plus, at the end, there are a previews of SOLO TU from Mandy Roth and SAPPHIRE from Michelle Pillow that look amazing, too!  Expect me to be providing more reviews from the backlist of Mandy Roth.

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

The Prospect Springs Shifters series:
  1. Blaze of Glory
  2. Parker’s Honor
  3. Clockwork Law (coming soon)
  4. The Inventor’s Promise (coming soon)
  5. Gabe’s Fortune (coming soon)
Other Books from Mandy M. Roth:

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