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Friday, October 8, 2010

Jenna’s Secret by Lizzy Stevens



Jenna’s Secret by Lizzy Stevens
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Book Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Orchid

Jenna is six when her parents die in a tragic car crash leaving her and her two sisters orphans. With no one to care for them they move in with their grandmother in the town of Snow Hollow where more than just a normal life awaits them. Jenna soon discovers that she is not like other girls, a fact she's felt since birth. When her grandmother finally reveals her secret Jenna is blown away by not only the fact that she's a witch, but that she is THE witch. The Ultimate One who controls the powers of the coven.

After her grandmother's death when she turned 26 Jenna finds out another secret. She is the only one left to protect her home from the evil demons wanting to steal her world away from her.

When Jenna meets Jacob, her sexy warlock protector, the sparks fly from day one. She is determined to protect her family her way, but will it be enough? She will need Jacob, but will their passion for one another be enough to save their world as they know it and keep her sisters safe?

Jenna knew something was wrong. She was only six years old but she could read the signs and knew something terrible was about to happen.

Jenna and her sisters grow up in their grandma’s house in Snow Hollow. She gradually learns to use her powers and learns her grandma’s family have been the protectors of the town for many centuries. Darkness and evil lurk out of sight and when her grandma dies, Jenna must become the protector. But is she ready?

Jacob turns up after her Grandma’s death and Jenna is instantly attracted to him. The evil comes closer and Jenna is forced to accept Jacob’s help, but does she really trust him? He supports her as she tries to learn the full extent of her powers and to stop the darkness taking over her home and life.

The book starts in a mild manner, but soon picks up pace. Grandma and Jenna are very similar in personality, and although reserved, Jenna has the usual interests of a teenage girl. She acknowledges her powers but at times wished she was normal. Jacob and Jenna seem to be made to for each other but Jenna is uncertain about Jacob’s real nature, her own future and whether she wants the future mapped out for her.

Magic and mayhem are an integral part of this book. Jenna’s disbelief and reluctant acceptance of what she is shows her strength of character. I liked how she fought when confronted with evil when others would have run away. Her attraction to Jacob doesn’t tempt her to accept him at face value which also shows strength of character.

Jenna and Jacob are strong people, faced with unusual tasks. Magic is something that always lures me into a book, but the author didn’t thrust this at the reader. In fact the main focus of the book was how the characters used their own powers and dealt with magic and evil. This made for a very interesting read.

Jenna’s Story is definitely worth reading and I note it is the first of a series. I’d love to read the next installment as it looks like it’s going to be one of those series where you eagerly await the next one, wondering what the author has in store for you.

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