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#PromotionWithPride Proudly Presents: The Lightning-Struck Heart by Award-Winning Author @tjklune #f
It's Pride Month and every day, N. N. Light's Book Heaven will feature a book and an author from the LGBTQ+ community. Today we're pleased to spotlight a Fantasy M/M Romance unlike any on the market today, The Lightning-Struck Heart by T. J. Klune. It blends fantasy, adventure with a forbidden romance. Delicious!
Title: The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania #1)
Author: T.J. Klune
Genre: Paranormal Romance, LGBTQ, Fantasy
Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.
Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.
When Sam is fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.
At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle. Sir Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.
Naturally, it all goes to hell through the years when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.
Or so he thinks.
This is such a fantastic read and I had ZERO expectations going in. I've never read this author before and now I have to read everything they've ever written.
A great fantasy adventure with tons of banter, comical lines and quirky characters. Yes, it's a M/M romance but really, that didn't matter to me. Love is love.
My Rating: 5+++ stars
Buy it now:
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Lightning-Struck-Heart-Tales-Verania-Book-ebook/dp/B011PVYANK
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Lightning-Struck-Heart-Tales-Verania-Book-ebook/dp/B011PVYANK
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lightning-Struck-Heart-Tales-Verania-Book-ebook/dp/B011PVYANK
When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, over two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.
Since being published, TJ has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance, fought off three lions that threatened to attack him and his village, and was chosen by Amazon as having written one of the best GLBT books of 2011.
And one of those things isn’t true.
(It’s the lion thing. The lion thing isn’t true.)
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N