Blog Tour: Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 29, 2013 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

It’s blog tour day for the latest
Kristen Ashley release, Broken Dove, book 4 in the Fantastical series and we have a great
review for you from the newest member of the SABR family…Dorsey!! She loves
this series and couldn’t wait for Broken Dove to be released, and
jumped at the chance to read it for us. She gives an insightful review and explains
the unique circumstances  that surrounds
the setting for the book and series. So check out the blurb to see what Broken
is about, then move on down to see what Dorsey has to say in her 5
star review, and if Kristen Ashley is a new-to-you author,  you can find out more about her in the author
On a final note, we want to give Dorsey
an official welcome! We are thrilled to have her as a part of our team! She is
a huge Kristen Ashley fan and somewhat of a KA aficionado, so it’s fitting that
her first review was a KA book! However, Dorsey’s a very diverse reader, and
she’ll be reviewing all kinds of reads for us, but she’s has a soft spot in her heart for
fang boys…vampires!! Welcome Dorsey!

What it’s about 
Far too young,
Apollo Ulfr lost Ilsa, his wife, the love of his life and the mother of his two
children. The grief of her loss does not settle in his soul, it solders to it.
But when he discovers there is a parallel universe where his wife may have a
twin, he feels there’s hope and sets about bringing her to his world so he can
have her back.

But Ilsa Ulfr of our world is married to the parallel universe’s twin, Pol, who
is not a good man. Not in any way. She’s on the run from him and the last thing
she wants is to be transported to a fantastical world and be forced to take his
side as his wife, even if he is not Pol. And Apollo finds the broken, bitter
Ilsa nothing like his beloved and he further wants nothing to do with her.

But darkness is looming and evil is amassing. Apollo must protect his land and
keep his family safe, including the new Ilsa.

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Dorsey’s Review

5 Fantastical
We finally get
Apollo’s book and KA does not disappoint!! While the other books in the series
are amazing, KA took this to another level…I’ve never read anything like it
and it  is so UNIQUE!! The action starts
from the first page, grabs hold of the reader….AND DOES NOT LET GO!!
Apollo travels to
our world to rescue his deceased wife’s twin from her abusive husband, Pol, who
also happens to be Apollo’s twin in our world. Ilsa of our world, has led a
very sad lonely life, which becomes increasingly more difficult life, while the
Ilsa of the parallel world, had a beautiful, but short fulfilling life. She was
doted on by her parents and by Apollo, who loved her tremendously, and he has
yet to recover from her death. This leads him to seek her twin of our world,
even knowing the life she has lead.
Ilsa of our world
was naturally freaked out (as most of the heroines have been) being transported
to a parallel world, and equally freaked at the thought that there was another
Apollo. Ilsa was a damaged women due to her upbringing which led her to making
a colossal mistake by marrying the wrong man for the wrong reasons. Apollo can
offer her the life she so desperately wanted when she married Pol, yet she
continues to resist, not being able to separate the two men in her mind. Yet
when she softened a bit, Apollo instantly realized that the two Ilsa’s were
completely different….and he in turn sets out to distance himself from her as
only a KA Hero can. What a dilemma, so much emotion, funny, but at the same
“Be careful
what you wish for,” he whispered his eyes locked to mine as I drew in a
breath. “You might get it.” He put his hand to the doorknob and
finished, “And not want it”.
Apollo soon learns
the error he’s made when Ilsa ,now reinvented and renamed Maddy , starts to get
under his skin. He sets out to win Maddy’s heart, trust, and loyalty. They both
have huge obstacles to overcome, but eventually they find their way and must
join forces with some powerful allies to battle the witches and others out to
harm all of them.
There is so much I
want to gush about in this book it makes me giddy, but I will refrain from
gushing so I don’t spoil it for those who have yet to read it. I will say
however, that I love that we get more of our past favorites from Wildest
, The Golden Dynasty, and Fantastical. Here’s a look at Ilsa’s
first impression of the main characters from each of the preceding books when
she finally gets to meet them.
Frey & Finnie
(Wildest Dreams)
looked into the smoldering shadows, through the smoke, a man and women
man was tall built and seriously hot. The woman had fabulous white blond hair.
They came to a stop ten feet away and he opened his mouth to speak, but I beat
him to it. “I take it your Finnie and Frey”.
Lahn & Circe
(The Golden Dynasty)
Bigger than the men with me, strikingly beautiful, sitting atop a magnificent
steed, his hair not tied back, I knew the man who raced toward us on his
magnificent beast was Dax Lahn. The mightiest warrior in this world.
Tor & Cora
pulled closer as I started paying closer attention and guided the sleigh to a
stop. This I was able to do after I tore my eyes off the tall hot drink of
water that was Tor the Black Prince.
In all honesty, I
think this series needs to be read in order to appreciate the world KA has
created, but it’s absolutely imperative that book one, Wildest Dreams, be read prior to reading Broken Dove. Not only are
readers introduced to Apollo, the hero in book four, but the set-up for the
parallel world is explained, and makes it easier for the reader to wrap their
mind around this unique backdrop.
Overall this book
was more erotic in nature than the other books in the series…Apollo took
“it” to new heights, and the sex and chemistry was sizzling. Once
again KA wows us with one of her signature epilogues. I love this fantasy
series, and cannot wait for Noc’s (Tor’s twin from our world) book!!!! 
*Thank you
“Swept Away By Romance” and the fabulous ladies there for allowing me
be part of your group. Iā€™m truly honored.
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
 About Kristen Ashley 
Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg,
Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus
she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is
loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They
lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst
the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake
(and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a
good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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5 years 10 months ago

Thanks Splage! It is a fantastic series and Broken Dove was fabulous but I agree Golden Dynasty is still my favorite as well šŸ™‚

Splage Leddy
5 years 10 months ago

Wonderful Review Dorsey and I totally agree that this is a fantastic series not to be missed. This one really brought the emotions out in me, but as you know The Golden Dynasty is my absolute favorite.

Crista W.
5 years 10 months ago

What an awesome "debut review" Dorsey! We are lucky to have you!

5 years 10 months ago

Thanks so much Crista!! Thanks also for the warm welcome šŸ™‚

5 years 10 months ago

Fantastic review!! So excited to read more of Dorsey's reviews!

5 years 10 months ago

Thanks Kellie!