REVIEW: ROURK BY JULIA CRANE

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ROURK

By: Julia Crane

June 15, 2013 – June 30, 2013

Book Description:

Rourk Kavanagh is an elite elfin warrior, and a member of a human
Special Forces team. During a routine mission in Afghanistan, he
crosses paths with a dark supernatural creature—a d’jinn.

His world gets turned upside down when the unthinkable happens:
Keegan, his one true love, is kidnapped by an evil d’jinn. The d’jinn
is seeking revenge for the death of his brother at Rourk’s hands.

Fueled by fear over the potential loss of his wife, Rourk has only one
thought—embrace the rage.

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REVIEW: ROURK BY JULIA CRANE

This book was a total surprise for me – for one, it’s about an elf, but that’s not the surprising part… the absolute best part about this book was the fact that this fantasy mixes with the real world.  Rourk is a husband and a warrior… in the human army!  LOL… this just blew me away.  I’m a closet military SF lover, so even though this book is not Military SF, it had some cool military stuff in it.  That just makes all the difference for me.  It’s the difference between a purely made-up fantasy and one that has lots of realistic elements to it.  I prefer my fantasy with a big dose of reality and Julia Crane certainly pulled it off in this little novella.

Also, I’ve never read Keegan’s Chronicles, an entire series of three other books featuring these same characters, but I didn’t need to in order to understand and enjoy Rourk.  Who, BTW, is one hot elf!  The covers for this series are incredible.

Most of this story is about Keegan as she’s left at home when Rourk goes off to fight in Afghanistan and she’s like any loved one left behind, worried sick about what might happen to him, but these two share a special bond that allows them to communicate long distances.  Oh, that’s special!  I loved those conversations

This novella certainly whet my appetite for more in this series and I am definitely going to be going back and starting from the beginning with Keegan’s Chronicles.  
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Author Bio:

Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has
a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical
creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale.
Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your
imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east
coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three
children.

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