Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Scionless House by Nazarea Andrews - Review and Giveaway

 THE SCIONLESS HOUSE  is a Paranormal novella by Nazarea Andrews that is part of The Scion Legacy

The first full-length book in the series, THE BLOOD SCION, will be released in November.

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Author: Nazarea Andrews
Publication Date:  25 October, 2015
Publisher: A & A Literary
Series:  Scion Legacy Trilogy, novella book 0.5
Genre:  Paranormal 
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 4 stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

 Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened. Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses. Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie. We've been without a Scion for almost fifteen years. But that will change...and her life will be mine to protect.

My Review:

There isn't too much to say about this because it is a pretty quick read.  This is a novella to prep readers for the first full length book in the Scion Legacy Series and it is a fantastic start!  After reading this I can not wait to get my hands on the first full book.  

Nazarea Andrews writes us into a whole new world where vampires and humans are, I wouldn't say co-existing, but fully aware of each other.  After a disease begins to sweep through the human race the 12 vampire houses have to make their presence known in order to save humans, their life-blood...literally.  We get quite a bit of back story but it is clear that much more will be revealed in the first book.  We are left in the dark on a few things and I look forward to getting more details soon.  

The only reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 star rating is simply that there are a lot of people and those people all have people who have people and they have's just a LOT of people and a whole lot of hierarchy that kind of gets all jumbled in your mind so you have to keep flipping back to the beginning to sort it all out.  That is however a good reason to have had this novella, it allows you to begin to organize this world in your mind so when you go into the first book you can focus on exactly what is happening.  

I love what Nazarea has begin here however and I am already falling hard for the main hero, he's mysterious, broody, broken, a bit of a lost soul (do vampires have souls? Ha) and I think he is about to meet his match in our heroine.  This book sets them up, but we don't get too far into their relationship so there is no doubt that is the direction book 1 will take.  

This is a fast read, only 62 pages...but well worth it to get your interest peaked, your mind prepped for what's to come, and to set the stage.  Perfect read for any Paranormal/Paranormal Romance fans plus as of today (but not sure for how long) the novella is free on Kindle so grab it up and get excited for your next paranormal fix!  Oh, and if I failed to mention it before, I am kinda totally in love with these covers!  




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Book Description:

(The Scion Legacy, #1) I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them. I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play. And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us. The Houses. And their Scions. Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death. And somehow, I am one of them.


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3486225Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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