Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ruptured by Maggie Mae Gallagher: Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway @magmaegallagher @GoddessFish

(The Cantati Chronicles, Book 2)
by Maggie Mae Gallagher

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
A Cantati Chronicles Prequel Novella

It has been eighty-three years since the walls between Earth and Infernus fell, and now our world stands upon the razor’s edge of extinction. Demon platoons are marching upon us. My home, one of humanity’s last bastions of existence, is under siege.

My name is Alana Devereaux. I am the resident demon detector of Cantati Forces and Platoon Commander. My job is to hunt down the vermin unleashed upon my world, and I love it. I live for the day I can kick every last demon’s ass out of this world. Except as enemy forces reign down terror upon us, the Densare Council sentences me to a fate worse than death.
“You are relieved of your command,” stated Amelia, the Coven Mother. Her blond hair flowed around her face as she rubbed the bulging ball in her abdomen. Iain, the Cantati Forces’ staunchest ally on the Council, nodded his balding head in agreement, toppling the other eleven from any disagreement. They all did their part for the continuation of the species. This was the Coven Mother’s fourth pregnancy, and I knew she was only half a dozen years older than I. Would that be me in a few years? On my fourth pregnancy, my body no longer fit to fight? I hated them for this.

“Do I even get to choose the lucky guy?” While I was far from being a prude, I would like a little input on which man I spread my legs for. Granted, the pool to select from was relatively small, and of that tiny selection, there were but a choice few whom I would prefer.

“The Council has already made the decision for you.” By the gods, of course they had. They decided everything for us mere mortals. Apparently, we were incapable of selecting our mates.

Who would they give me to? The Council had already taken away that which mattered most: my freedom. It wasn’t like I could use Synaptic Pathways Diversion to wiggle my way out of this one. The Coven Mother would smell a spell from me a mile away.

“Who?” My body clenched. Please let it be Luke or Quinten. With one of those two, I would at least get some measure of freedom, and I was certain if I played my cards right, it would go much better than I hoped.

“Cade, lieutenant of Blue Squad and General O’Hare’s second-in-command.”
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RUPTURED is the prequel to Anointed and fills in a lot of the details that were missing in the previous installment as well as strengthening the foundation of the post-apocolyptic world featured in this series.

This is a fantastically well written and emotionally wrenching events in this novella offers readers a phenomenal amount of insight into how Alana Devereaux became the complex character readers of the Cantati Chronicles love.

This is an absolute must-read for fans of the series as well as lovers of detailed world building and fantasy/adventure stories.

I can't wait to read book 3 and discover how Ms. Gallagher plans to further develop the story as it continues to unfold after the events in ANOINTED. As I predicted in my previous review, the strength of her storytelling does not disappoint!
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Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.

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  1. Sounds good and I like the cover.

  2. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today and for the wonderful review of Ruptured!
    Maggie Mae Gallagher

  3. I loved the excerpt & cover =) Can´t wait for mychance to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!

  4. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented today! =)

  5. Interesting new-to-me series. I enjoyed the excerpt.