The Jewel by Avelyn McCrae, Abbie Zanders
Published by Self-published on February 15th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
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Gemmaline is special. The daughter of a powerful white witch, Gemma has a rare, covetable gift that many immortals would go to great lengths to control.
No one knows her secret, and she intends to keep it that way. Gemma and Viktor’s love is the stuff of legends. She wants nothing more than for them to be married and spend the rest of their days together in their small, peaceful village.
When a dark mage/vampire appears and threatens those she loves, Gemma has no choice. She must make the ultimate sacrifice and leave her home – and her beloved – to save them.
Gemma is the center of Viktor’s world. Nothing is going to stop him from getting her back.
There is no price too high to pay, for Viktor believes their love is strong enough to overcome anything – even mortality.
Five hundred years later, that belief is put to the ultimate test.
But it may already be too late…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
There’s something to say for a story you start and stay up into the night finishing because you just couldn’t put it down.
The Jewel is the ultimate fated love story. Gemma and Viktor are deeply in love, waiting for Viktor’s father to pass him some lands so they can finally marry and spend their life together happily making babies.
Unbeknownst to Viktor, Gemma is not only the daughter of a white witch but carries magic herself as well as a very powerful gift. Unfortunately, although Gemma is unaware of her gift and its coveted nature, she’s found out by a vampire and in a desperate attempt to save her beloved, binds herself to him.
Viktor until then oblivious about the supernatural world, bows to find his love, and sets on a path that will in time change him into the only thing that could help him find the one responsible for kidnapping Gemma. He’ll become a vampire himself.
Centuries later, neither Gemma nor Viktor remember anything from their mortal life, a byproduct of becoming a vampire, including each other. An encounter puts to the test their love and they’ll have to fight numerous hurdles to even consider a chance at happiness.
I loved how the story unfolded in layers of suspense and mystery. There’s some really hot sexiness, some laughs, and even some fighting. I immensely enjoyed both Viktor and Gemma, their hearts never wavered even when they couldn’t remember each other. Viktor was all sexy, broody, alpha vampire badness. Gemma had the worst circumstances to work with but work them she did, until the very end. She totally kicked ass and I wanted to fist bump her on more than one occasion.
The Jewel is an epic love story, it had me hooked from the very first sentence until I finished the last word well into the night. I’m hoping we’ll get some more stories from the characters we’ve met as I’m seeing a lot of sexy-vampire potential here. Definitely a favorite from the author.
Rating: 4.5 “ultimate sacrifice for love” Stars
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