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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

VBT- Review & Giveaway: Forever (The Dragon Wars Book 1) by. Rebecca Royce


FOREVER: The Dragon Wars
Rebecca Royce


Devin Owen has come back from the Dragon Wars a changed Werewolf. For one thing, he's lost his wolf side as well as much of his desire to live. He spends most of his life doped up to handle the pain from his injured leg.

Lena Knox knew the moment she met Devin that he was her mate. But, she’d been a child at the time and he hadn't noticed her at all. Now, all grown up, she wants Devin to be the wolf she’s waited for. Not that she has a lot of time for longing with life and home crumbling around her.

A couple of heated encounters draw them together, but is it enough to overcome the war wounds they both carry? Or will an outside enemy destroy them before they get the chance to find forever?


I'm a fan of Rebecca Royce, and I jumped at the chance to read Forever. The first book in her new Dragon War Series.

Lena has known since she was seven years old, that Devin was her mate. All she had to do was wait to grow up, so that he would smell her, and recognize the connection. 

What Lena hadn't counted on was Devin leaving her to fight in the Dragon Wars, and keeping him away from her for fifteen years. Her Dreams of happily ever after with her mate, isn't turning out the way she had hoped.

Devin returns from ten years of fighting, and five years of being a Prisoner of War. He is a much changed man. Devin has lost his wolf, and sense of smell while he was in captivity. Not being able to scent Lena as his mate, Devin rejects her.

Lena is devastated by Devin's rejection, knowing that she will never be able to mate with anyone else. She is resigned to her fate, but offers herself to Devin for a night of passion. He refuses at first, but then gives in and start to develop feelings for Lena. Now the question is, will it be enough?

This is a great beginning to a new series. My heart really went out to Lena, but she is a fighter, and didn't give up on her man. I really got a feeling for the emotions driving both of these people. The author did a very good job getting that across in the writing. I very much wanted Devin, and Lena to have their HEA.

I liked that both characters were relate able. The sexual tension, and intimate scenes were sexy, sensual, actually they were HOT! They were very well written, and went with the feel of the story.

These characters stayed with me long after I finished reading this book. 
I'm looking forward to the next book in The Dragon War Series. 



“You’re my mate, Devin. I’ve known it since the first time I was in your company when I was seven years old.”

Devin gripped the side of the table he stood next to like she’d struck him. “No.”

“No?” She hadn’t expected the pain of his rejection. She’d known he might not believe her at first. Tears she refused to shed clogged her throat. “It’s not ‘no.’ I’m your mate, such that I am.”

Lena knew she wasn’t an ideal Female specimen. Her skin frequently broke out in horrible bouts of acne, although she looked pretty clear at the moment, her chin jutted out too far, her hands were not dainty, and when she shifted, her Wolf form frequently had trouble coming to a stop at high speeds. More than once she’d collided into trees, bushes, and other Wolves.

But she knew she was a nice person. She could work hard, and she never asked anyone for anything but common decency. She’d be a good mate to him, and he shouldn’t be rejecting her outright.

Unless he found her absolutely repulsive to look at…

“You’ve made a mistake. Whatever you thought you smelled when you were a child was the wild fantasy of a young girl. You should be over it by now.”

She sighed. “Devin, I can still smell it. I promise when you get to know me you’ll find out I’m not wildly fanciful. I live in the real world.”

“I can’t smell it on you. Not at all. I’m sorry, Lena. You seem like a nice kid, but if you can really smell mating from me, then it’s one of those rare occasions where one Wolf feels something the other doesn’t.”

Lena had heard about those situations. It was every young Wolf’s deepest fear. Something went askew with the chemistry. One Wolf felt mated and the other one didn’t. They could even mate with someone else.

“I think you should go home and work on getting over whatever this is because, at least for my part, it is not a mating.”

Lena’s heart might explode from her chest. She turned on her heel. What else was there to say, really? He’d said no. He didn’t feel it. She’d waited fifteen years for him to come home, and it had been for nothing.

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As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.

Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They’ve just moved to Texas where Rebecca is discovering a new love for barbecue!

She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

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  1. It is exciting to be starting a new series & this has WOW all over it.


  2. Who is your favorite in this book?

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting me, for reading Forever, and for posting such a great review!!

  4. Great review! Do you have a favorite paranormal series and does it also feature werewolves?

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  5. What a great review for an exciting book.


  6. Yes! Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series. And it does have shifters.

  7. What was your favorite part in writing this book?

    I haven't rea Nalini Singh's Phy series, I'm going to have to look it up :) I like Patricia Briggs and her shifters.


  8. Ami, the opening scene. I loved it!!

  9. I guess I am not the only one who loves your writing. A great review. I really enjoyed the excerpt.

  10. Sounds like another great series by Rebecca. I cant wait to read it, nrslalee00@yahoo.com

  11. I feel bad for Lena and wonder how things will work out for her.
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  12. Poor lena...i don't think i could handle that amount of rejection!

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  13. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


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