Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Veiled Secrets by MaryLynn Bast: Review

Welcome to my stop on the Veiled Secrets blog tour.  This tour is hosted by RBTL tours.  My stop includes my review of this book.

Title: Veiled Secrets

Author: MaryLynn Bast

Series: Heart of a Wolf Series (Novella)
{ Seriana’s Tale}
Genre: Paranormal/ Werewolves

Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing

Release Date: July 27, 2012

Edition/ Formats Available In: Print & Ebook (Kindle)


  Seriana Aphenithea, Princess of the Light Loxy Realm has been banned. Why?  She can’t remember. She must find her way, and her memories, if she is ever to return home.

Waking with no memory of whom or where she is, Seriana runs for her life when two beings chase her through the forest. Glowing eyes stares out at her through the darkness. Sending a mental call for help and in response, two wolves emerge.

While protecting her from the hunters who intend to do her harm, one of the wolves becomes fatally injured. Acting on instinct, Seriana merges her energies with his, saving his life. Connecting her mentally to the human the wolf turned in to. Adam and Blake are werewolves. Surprisingly this does to scare her. In fact, it triggers the beginning of her memories. She has been to the earth realm before.

With her no longer allowed to enter her own realm, Seriana must find a way to safeguard her family in the Light Realm and on earth. She has to protect those around her by ensuring no one finds out her VEILED SECRETS. 

My Review

 Words can't describe how much I love this book, or I should say series.  I think I am going about it backwards though.  I have read both novellas now without reading the book No Remorse.  After reading Veiled Secrets, I am definitely moving that up on my list.  This book was a captivating story that had me hooked after the very first page.  I had a feeling it would, becasue Realm of Secrets did the same thing.  I forgot how much I loved these characters.  What I loved about Veiled Secrets was its uniqueness and originality.  I haven't read another book like it so I loved it even more becasue of that.  The characters are well developed and actually seem so real.  I was able to feel there emotion right there with them.  Veiled Secrets was beautifully written and well thought out.
Seriana was banished from her realm for not following the rules.  That is all she knows.  She doesn't know exactly why she was banned until she makes Darius so mad he asks the Queen to enlighten her a little bit.  The punishment for what she did should have been death to both her and Erick.  But she has been given a chance to find a way to fix it.  Being banned requires that her memories be wiped and her powers taken away.  She slowly remembers things and has some of her abilities.  While searching her own answers, she also helps Blake and Adam find the one person they are looking for.

I love being able to see Seriana, Darius, Blake and Adam again.  They are some of my favorite characters.  Sreiana is so stubborn, but I love how she sticks up for herself.  Darius is still so overprotective when it comes to her.  I love that about him though.  Blake and Adam I really missed,  I love those wolves.  These characters are just full of awesomesauce.  

I love these novellas that Mary shares with us.  I haven't read No Remorse yet, but I feel like I will have a better understanding of the characters becasue of these novellas. Veiled Secrets is written as a standalone so you can read it before or after you read the other books from the series.   I really loved how the ending of Veiled Secrets starts with the beginning of Realm of Secrets.  The ending left off with a huge shocker that definitely left me wanting more.  Mary has a way creating stories that are so unlike others that they grab your attention immediately.  This is a book I will definitely reread.  I recommend this book to everyone!!!!  It is a must read!!!


Seriana stormed through the hotel room. “You are not leaving me here.”

His face was clouded with frustration. “Stubborn.”

Damn right she was being stubborn. She was not going to allow him to go out into the forest and face Christopher and possibly other vampires alone.

“I won’t put you in danger!” His voice rose slightly in his anger.

Folding her arms across her chest, she glared up at him. Her chin jutted out in determination. Then one corner of her lip lifted into a slight grin, she nodded and dropped her hands to her sides. “Okay fine, leave me here.” She plopped down on the bed and grabbed the remote.

Darius stilled, his own eyes narrowing at the sudden change in her attitude. He knew that never bode well. He studied her suspiciously. “Tell me you are not going to follow me.”

Seriana didn’t look at him. “Okay, I won’t.” Her eyes remained glued to the TV. “See you later.”

He stood with his hands on his hips shaking his head. “You don’t give up that easy.” He stepped over in front of the television, blocking her view.

Seriana lifted her eyes to him and smiled, making sure her mind was completely blocked to him. “You are the strategist for the Guard. You know what you are doing. So go do it and move out of the way, I’m trying to watch television.”

Darius stood staring at her for moment longer. “Keep the dagger with you and do not remove the necklace I gave you.” He turned, yanked the door open and stalked out, closing it with a thud.

Seriana remained where she was, her fingers tracing the garishly large silver cross around her neck on a thick silver necklace. Waiting for him to barge back in, she hid her grin when the door was shoved open.

Darius stood there shaking his head. “You don’t give up that easy.”

Releasing a sigh, she dropped the remote beside her where it bounced once on the fluffy comforter, and lifted her eyes to his. “I simply agree that you know what you are doing. I do not want to get in your way.”

He shook his head. “What are you up to?”

Glancing at the clock with an innocent look on her face, she turned back to him. “You are going to be late.”

With a huff, he turned and stormed out again.

This time, she waited a moment then jumped off the bed and opened the door a crack, ducking back inside when he turned at the end of the hallway and looked back towards their room. When she heard him turn to go, she followed.

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About Author
MaryLynn Bast moved to Las Vegas in 2010. As a consultant with a contractor for the US Military, she travels from base to base across the country and around the world. MaryLynn enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. In her free time she writes paranormal fantasies and erotica.         

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristina,
    Thank you for the wonderful review and being a part of the tour. :) Glad you are enjoying my tales.