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Epically brilliant and now I hate that book two won’t be out until next year!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m in a sulk with Sam Burns because I’m not going to get book two in this series until next year! 😱

Which means, as you can probably guess, that this book was utterly brilliant.

It ticked every single box I have for what constitutes a first class urban fantasy/paranormal romance and then added a few more tricks besides.

First up, a novel way to use magic, not hugely different to others that have gone before, but enough that it intrigued me and I needed to know more.

It gave me Fluke, a perfectly perfect foxy familiar with a definite personality who gives Sage unconditional love and friendship.

Then there was Gideon, so swoony. A bonafide sharp shooter straight out of the 1800s, all brawn and muscle but plenty of brains.

Oh, and a ghost, who keeps being sent back to the material plain to train mages, only for them to keep getting murdered.

Which leads me to Sage. How I adored Sage. He’s struggled with so much in his almost 30 years but he still pushes on. I wanted to wrap him in cotton wool from the off.

With a sort of Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe, without any blood suckers, and a touch of Scooby Doo-esque mystery, this was an epically entertaining read.

While I had eyeballed a likely villain from fairly early on, I was still fooled with a twist which came out of left field and only added to my excitement.

The final chapter though, while wrapping up a lot of the mystery of this instalment, had me wishing there wasn’t an ocean between me and said author and is why I’m now sulking 😁

It’s not a cliffhanger so much as a formal notice that “you ain’t read nothing yet!” and I cannot wait to find out more.

And, as a PS, how amazing is this cover by the incredibly talented Natasha Snow?! ❤

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Blood Oath by A.T. Brennan

Blood Oath | A.T. Brennan

Legacy of the Assassins #1

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Release Date: July 29th, 2020

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A witch, a human, and a werewolf. Three men connected by love, but two of them have never met, until now.

After losing his family and coven six years ago, Felix was finally happy again. He has a job he‘s good at, two boyfriends who love him, friends, and a place to call home. That is, until a mysterious stranger brings a job into the Assassins Guild where he and his lover, Ryder, work.

On paper the job is simple, take out the sorcerer who heads the most powerful dark magic church in the country. But magic is never simple, and Ryder and Felix enlist the help of a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, including Felix’s other boyfriend Luka, to complete the job before time runs out.

Will Luka and Ryder see what Felix has always suspected? And more importantly, will they be able to accept it, and each other?

*Blood Oath is Book 1 in the Legacy of the Assassins series. It is not a standalone and ends in a soft cliffhanger. The story within the book concludes at the end, however, the bigger story continues in Books 2 and 3, which are be available for preorder. This book is an urban fantasy/paranormal MM romance story. It contains a polyamorous relationship and no cheating.

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It was early, but Ryder had slept for shit, and he’d taken a chance that Felix would be up and come over.

“Morning.” Felix pulled the door all the way open as he bit into a piece of toast.

“Couldn’t sleep, figured you’d be up…” His voice trailed off when he saw the unfamiliar man leaning against Felix’s counter with a plate of eggs, sausage, and toast in front of him.

“Luka came by last night.” Felix glanced between them. “Ryder, Luka,” he introduced hastily.

“Hey.” Ryder nodded at the other man as he covertly checked him out.

Well, at least he tried to be covert about it. He wasn’t so sure he managed to pull it off.

“Hey,” Luka greeted as he shoveled some sausage and toast into his mouth.

He’d never asked Felix what Luka looked like, but the man in front of him was nothing like he’d pictured. He was handsome, devastatingly so, with his brooding aura, intense eyes, and angular features. He was also taller and broader than Ryder was, which he wasn’t sure he liked. It was childish and stupid to be jealous of Luka’s looks, but he was gorgeous, and it made him feel a little self-conscious.

He wasn’t weirded out by the thought that Felix and Luka had spent the night together, and that was strange. He’d expected to feel jealousy at the realization, but all he could picture were Luka and Felix on Felix’s bed, their naked bodies locked together as Luka slid inside Felix.

“You had breakfast yet?” Felix asked they came into the kitchen area, knocking Ryder out of his strange but not completely unwelcome thoughts.

“Half a cup of strong coffee count?” he asked, trying to keep his voice light as he leaned against the counter about a foot away from Luka.

He was no stranger to fantasizing about Felix, but the fact that he was picturing Luka and Felix together was unsettling. He must be more exhausted than he’d thought.

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About the Author

A.T. Brennan, a native of Ottawa, Canada, has always had her head in a book and a story to tell. A veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and current entrepreneur and author, she enjoys spending her days working on her many projects and her nights writing and not getting enough sleep.

She currently lives on Canada’s East Coast with her kiddo and cat, and enjoys collecting shoes and exploring the different aspects of romance in her works. She also publishes erotica under the name Mandie Mills.

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A good solid opener to this urban fantasy paranormal polyamorous romance

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a good opener to an intriguing urban fantasy world where Assassin’s Guilds take on commissions to kill people and magic is something to be feared and mistreated.

The idea of a Blood Oath was something I thought the author did very well though. The thought that, if Ryder didn’t fulfil the contract he’d been magicked into taking, he’d be the one to die instead proved to be a great tension builder throughout.

But, while I liked the premise behind this narrative, It did feel like it was dragged out a little bit with a little too much repetition as the team was all being gathered together to go after the contract.

However, once the action adventure element of the plot picked up, things improved massively and I liked the various different attempts to take out the target, which were clear to visualise and well written.

For an urban fantasy/paranormal, the romance elements are given a decent amount of page time as well and I liked the slow build up to the polyamory aspect of this series, with the separate introductions of Felix’s two lovers.

Overall a good solid beginning and I am definitely interested in reading the rest of the series.

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