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Author: Rae Z. Ryans
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal
Release: November 30, 2014
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Everyone knows the truth except her. Nineteen-year-old Beth lives in a world of Creek Indian myth, magic, and lies created by her family to keep her Power weakened.
Spirit Walkers harness the elements. Storms brew spewing her electrical energy over her hometown. Weaved into her spiritual journey is her birthright, but her family and the Native American Mandate bars her from fulfilling the destiny set by The One Above.
Lucien needs her help. She saved his life once before. But three years ago, her best friend stormed from her life, ridiculing her and leaving invisible gashes sliced into her heart. Persevering on the surface, she dreams of fighting the terror haunting her town and the man who stole and broke her heart.
Her chance arises in the wake of The Green Corn Festival. Lucien arrives sick on her doorstep, but she isn’t a medicine woman. Despite the pain he causes her, she cannot let him die. Faced with the truth of her world, Beth must decide. Does she save the man she secretly loves to hate or does she fulfill her destiny?
Thundered Hearts by Rae Z. Ryans
Beth is a Creek Indian Spirit Walker. Spirit Walkers control the balance between the worlds and can sense the Locha who are twisted and evil. Because of an agreement with the Mandate, Beth and other Spirit Walkers are no longer allowed to hunt. Her family controls her to keep her power weak so she doesn't hunt the Locha as she was intended to do.
As a child, she was in love with Lucien who was sick and dying. He changed toward her and she began to hate him instead. Now, he needs her help and despite the way he treated her, she feels compelled to help him. She feels torn between what she should do and what she wants to do.
I found this story fascinating because of the magic and mythology that was woven into it. It was a wonderful combination of romance and fantasy that kept me engaged and interested throughout. You do need to pay attention while reading this story as there are a lot of details to pick up but it's definitely worth it.
About the author:
Rae Z. Ryans currently resides in Tumbleweed, Alabama, with her family, and belongs to the Romance Writers of America. Published since the age of fourteen, Rae now enjoys writing romantic, erotic, fantasy/paranormal stories, and poetry. Her name pays homage to her brothers: Specialist Ryan D. Rexon and Zachary U. Berthot.
She is currently working on Death Spurs Desire and Afflicted (Book Three in Beyond the Brothel Walls)