Book: Falling Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #2)
Author: Annie Anderson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Mena Constantine is pissed off.
Finally freed from her fifty-year imprisonment by a maniacal leader, she is desperately trying to recover and get her life back. Problem is, the life she had is long gone. Struggling under the weight of her memories and healing from the wounds of her captivity, she can’t seem to catch a break. Every waking moment, death seems like a relief she would welcome.
Asher Crane is a dead man.
As a Guardian to the King, his only purpose in life is to keep the King alive. And he’s failing. Miserably. With the King ill, the Queen dying, and zero plans for a successor, he’s pretty much screwed. Because if the King dies, the law says Asher dies, too.
As these two wounded souls collide in a series of bloody and unfortunate events, they will clutch to the last shreds of life before death beats down their door.
When I read Scattered Ashes (Book 1), my love for Paranormal Romance (PNR) was at an all time high. If I am honest I did read a few more PNR books after finishing this, whilst patiently waiting for Falling Ashes. Now Falling Ashes is here and I am once again immersed into the world of the supernatural, reacquainting myself with my favourite “other-world” characters.
With focus on new characters, the backdrop of this story is a continuation from Scattered Ashes, it is a solid story line and full of well executed action. As Wraith’s, Aegis’, Phoenix’s and Guardians merge together to banish evil from their “world”. Readers get to witness a gorgeous and passionate relationship develop despite all the blood, brutality and fear surrounding them.
Mena Constantine has been rescued after years of imprisonment. Reuniting with her sister she is thrust into a house full of people she doesn’t know and a life she isn’t sure how to adapt to. Knowing she is also on the quest to hunt down those responsible for her captivity her importance in the fight against evil is cemented and imperative. But what catches her more off guard is Asher Crane.
A Wraith with a deadline, Asher isn’t expecting his connection with Mena to be all consuming. From the minute he lays eyes on her he knows she is his mate. It’s real and he couldn’t stop the onslaught of emotions, even if he tried. In a gorgeous collection of swoon worthy moments, the connection between Asher and Mena is honest and real. Falling in love amidst all the chaos – these two souls find their homes. Determined to love and protect one another, readers witness the true actions and the depth of their love.
Highlighting themes of friendship, loyalty, family and love Annie Anderson successfully balances the paranormal and the romance. Providing details that are essential to understanding this world that she has created, Anderson ensures that readers are interested and invested. The revival of characters from Scattered Ashes and introduction of characters that are sure to be in book three heightens the excitement, the plot and the pacing of Falling Ashes. Her beautifully woven love story, completing this thrilling story.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annie Anderson is originally from Dallas, Texas but has lived in England, Las Vegas (because Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are two very different places), New Mexico, Illinois, Florida and Georgia. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two kids, and an old man of a dog.