Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Review and Giveaway: The Edge of the Blade - Jeffe Kennedy

Jepp has been the heart of the queen s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince s bed. 

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader and Jepp s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . .

My thoughts:
I so could not see a happy ending for these two. With some books, you just know, like obviously, they will live happily ever after. But here, yes I actually had doubts. Because they are SO different, I know I say that in other reviews too, but here, well they were really different! Like reeeeally different.

Jepp is all warrior, and if she wants a quick tumble, then she has a quick tumble. And she does not really care who, or what gender they are. But her latest tumble was not really the best idea. A foreign prince who plays by other rules and thinks she is only his. Jepp was not any woman, she takes no such bs. She wanted freedom, to do whatever she wanted and she did come from a country where women were as important as men.

Kraal, well, he came from a society where women are kept hidden. Where women have no power. Where women are to be protected. Where women can't do anything on their own. And women can sure not fight there. Women rulers, ha, what a silly notion. Yes you can see why these two would clash, cos even though he totally falls for her, and likes that she can hold her own. His country can not accept that. 

How can they possible be together? And as seen in the last book she was on her way there as an ambassador. He is a prince. She can't keep her mouth shut. They are so wrong for each other. And how they argue. How they fight. She wanted a one night thing, he wants more. Oh the fights they have, delicious. 

But the book is about more than that. A whole new society to see, stupid men! And something to find. Hidden powers in dark (I hate them). And things will get dangerous.

Conclusion:
A good fantasy romance, and one with a strong couple that really has to fight for that HEA. Cos do not worry, this is a romance. If there was not a HEA I would have thrown it at the wall ;)

Cover
Cool

Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
Uncharted Realms #2, The Twelve Kingdoms #5
Fantasy romance
Own

And now to a Giveaway of the previous book /books!

There is only one giveaway, but, different rules:

If the winner is US/Canada then they will receive a print copy of


If the winner is international then they will receive an e-copy of one of the novellas
Negotiation, Heart's Blood or The Crown of the Queen 

Ends Jan 14th
Enter by Commenting
Remember that if I can't find your email in your profile and page then I can not find you.
The winner has 48 hours to respond


45 comments:

  1. I'm not entering the contest because I've already read the books. I agree with you. I had a hard time trying to figure out how these two would have their HEA. I knew Ms Kennedy wouldn't leave us hanging by not giving one, but just wasn't sure how she was going to do it. I really hated the ruler of Dasnaria. I wanted him to die.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I want to kick him in the nuts, bastard, same with the clergy.

      She sure had me worried, but that was a great thing

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  2. I can see why you'd think that this couple is not headed off the sunset hand in hand. Lol.

    You'll never know..

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  3. Oh, finally a giveaway with sensible rules. Count me in! I suppose you still remember my e-mail...

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  4. I still haven't read Kennedy! I'm glad that it is a HEA! I always worry too.

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  5. I hate/love when I have to sorry about whether or not they get their HEA.

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  6. I love books where the couple seems so different that they don't see how they can ever be together. It's fun to watch the whole thing unfold.

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  7. Definitely sounds like a couple that might never work out! I like the cover too btw.

    PS. Just commenting, not entering:)

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  8. Haven't read anything from this author yet, but I'm intrigued and the covers are quite neat! :D

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  9. oh man, this actually looks so good. I am not completely curious. I never heard of anything by this author, but I am now wondering how this relationship going to work?

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    1. Yes it sure had me wondering cos the more you read the more you are like, no future! But they have to! ;)

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  10. She has some awesome covers! I need to give these a go, I think :)

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  11. I keep saying I want to try this series :D

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  12. this looks awesome :) thanks for sharing!

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  13. I don't usually go for romance/fantasy but something about this series intrigues me and I love that it sounds like the fantasy and romantic elements are quite balanced. Thanks for the giveaway, count me in! You can find me on Twitter :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  14. I need to try her books a little more because I only tried novellas

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  15. How exciting that you were really left in doubt about the romance. Whew, their differences do sound insurmountable. Gets my hackles up about his people's culture.

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    1. Sometimes you sure worry, and this was one of those times, I was on edge

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  16. Sounds like a great read, and she is an interesting character. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I like these types of books. Thanks for the chance.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  18. This sounds AWESOME! Can it be read as a stand alone?
    I'm going to have to look it up.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I think it could be, sure you would have missed things, but eh, new country, new rules

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  19. Ooooh. I loved the cover the moment I saw it. Awesome! And sounds like such a great book/series. :)

    I think you have my addy, but should be in my profile. ;)

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  20. I am loving the covers on this series!

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  21. Count me in of course.
    Carolerae4488@gmail.com

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  22. Yes to all you said. I liked them together in the end b/c they fought to be together and compromised. But for a long time, I didn't like Kral! Don't count me in for the giveaway, already own it!

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