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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Invincible by Gabrielle Evans

Invincible by Gabrielle Evans
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (131 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Meadowsweet

Aslan is used to everyone considering him to be flighty, clueless, and confused. That doesn’t mean it’s true, but the constant cacophony of voices inside his head makes it kind of hard to pay attention to anything else around him.

Torren Braddock has his hands full as a new elder, trying to clean up the mess the former Council members left for him. Adding a mate to his agenda is the last thing he wants to do, but he can’t deny the way Aslan draws him in like a moth to a flame.

Torren is meant to be his champion, his protector. Aslan is sure of it. When the voices in his head grow louder and more demanding, he realizes something big is coming, something that has the potential to destroy everything—and he’ll need his new mate at his side if he hopes to survive it.

Invincible is book 5 of Gabrielle Evan's Haven series. Each book is a continuing story but can also be read as a stand story without difficulty. The story revolves around one of the elders of the paranormal creatures set in an alternative Earth. Torren is elder of Magiks. He's a witch and finds in Aslan his infinity, or soul mate. Drama ensues as they deal with coming together, discovering their past lives with each other, and dealing with Aslan's ability as a threshold of the dead.

The book is excellently written; it flows well overall, and is highly engaging. I had no trouble sympathizing with either of the main characters. There's good symmetry with powers, abilities and the rules of the world. The supporting characters are strong and there are plenty of indications of future relationships. She also does well in updating the reader on past relationships. There were a few spots where there could have been more description in action scenes and a few scenes that felt a little rushed.

This is one of my favorite series by Ms Evans. It's engaging, well written overall, well edited, long enough to satisfy and short enough to leave you wanting more. The transitions from book to book are smoothly done and because each story focuses on a particular couple while still having characters from the previous stories around you can enjoy it as a series or as a standalone read. Whether a diehard or new fan you won't be disappointed with this installment of Ms Evans' series.

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