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5+ stars for Stone of Fear by Margaret Izard #bookreview #pnr #paranormalromance #scottishromance #timetravelromance #giveaway

Title: Stone of Fear


Author: Margaret Izard


Genre: Paranormal Romance, Scottish Paranormal Romance, Time Travel Romance


Book Blurb:


She’d give everything to keep his love. He’d chase her through time to save her soul.


Marie Murray, a spunky expert on spiritual buildings, jumps at the opportunity to renovate the chapel mosaic floor at Dunstaffnage Castle, where she falls hard for the dashing John MacArthur. From their first kiss, sparks fly.


Believing her religious renovation creates magic, a fanatical priest kidnaps Marie. Obsessed with obtaining a powerful magic Stone of Iona, he drags her to 15th-century Scotland.


With his love kidnapped, John must tackle his hereditary duty and locate a magic Fae stone while chasing his love across time. Her memories of their passion keep her sane. His fuel his will to find her.


Will John get to Marie in time to save her soul?


My Review:


Marie is kidnapped and flung back in time with a crazed priest. Can John retrace her steps through time to save the woman he loves? Stone of Fear is a heart-stopping paranormal romance I couldn't stop reading. The story grabs you from page one. The characters will capture your heart, especially Marie and John. The time travel is realistic yet full of fantastical properties. But it's the romance which makes Stone of Fear an unforgettable read.


Let's start with the characters. Marie is a character we met in book one. I connected with her on so many levels. She's intelligent yet full of emotion. She's very good at her job and quick-thinking. She keeps a level head, even during the times she's under a crazy priest's power. Every thought and emotion she's expressing is accurately portrayed. She's one of the finest heroines ever written.


John is a charge-first, think later kind of hero. His beloved has been captured by a demented priest after the stone of fear. His love for her carries him on a very dangerous path to rescue Marie. He reminds me of a knight from medieval times. Talk about swoon-worthy.


This is book two in this series and it's such a beautiful romance. What makes it so wonderful is the writing. The world-building, setting, characterization, plot progression, and emotional narration blend to create a sweeping time travel romance. Every nuance is described so the reader feels like they are a part of the story. Breathtaking.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Stone of Fear Book Swag Box Giveaway:


Enter to win the following -

Signed copy of book

Large Stone of Fear book bag

Small Stone of Fear book bag

Insulated wine glass with Stone of Fear logo

Dublin shot glass with etched Stone of Fear logo

Stone of Fear bookmark

Stone of Fear recipe card

Author pen

Wild Rose Press (publisher) 2024 calendar

18-inch .925 Sterling Silver Necklace with Purple Amethyst Gemstone Celtic Cross (display not included)

Delivered in custom printed Margaret Izard Author Book Swag Box



Runs May 29 - July 25.


Drawing will be held on July 26.


Author Biography:


Margaret Izard is a multi-award-winning author of historical fantasy and paranormal romance novels. She spent her early years through college to adulthood dedicated to dance, theater, and performing. Over the years, she developed a love for great storytelling in different mediums. She does not waste a good story, be it movement, the spoken, or the written word. She discovered historical romance novels in middle school, which combined her passion for romance, drama, and fantasy. She writes exciting plot lines, steamy love scenes and always falls for a strong male with a soft heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and adult triplets and loves to hear from readers.


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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