Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ashes by Sarah Gilman with Giveaway & Review

Sarah Gilman
Release Date: 12/30/13
Genre: Ghosts, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Covet

Tagline: Accidents happen for a reason

Book Description:
Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.

As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A common human such as Ambrosia is not in the cards. He swears, though, he’ll never be an absentee father.

As Ambrosia’s due date grows closer, so do the soon-to-be parents. But will their tentative love survive the prejudice of Reece’s grandmother, who will stop at nothing to tear the two a part?

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My Review: 5 stars
What an entertaining book! I loved that Sarah made a fantastic book on the very elusive and hard to find phoenix. Not only that, she built a phoenix society, background, the works! I loved every bit of this story, especially the part about how Ambrosia got pregnant. Very unique. I've never heard of that particular legend, but it worked well in the story. Sarah made both Reece and Ambrosia likable, and gave them their own faults and issues to get over. Not to mention the whole him being a phoenix and her not being one. Then there are the bloodline issues that most people now don't even consider. I know that one got to me a little. I loved how they got to know each other, little by little. Deciding to put their child first, even though they didn't know each other very well, that was cool. I was happy with the overall ending, and how things worked out with Ambrosia and Reece. It took some doing, some compromise and some good old fashioned caring about each other, but they managed to find a way forward together despite all the challenges that intially faced them. Sarah always writes an entertaining story with strong characters and great chemistry. 
About the Author: 

Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.


  1. Almost started this one last night, decided to go with one of the older Covets I haven't fit in yet. Great review Kirsten!