Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forbidden by: Syrie James and Ryan James

She should not exist. 

He should not love her. 

     Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she's desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there's no way she's going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she's been having or the creepy warnings that she's in danger.
     Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn't factored Claire into his plans. . . .
     Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire's unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

 About the autors:
                                           Syrie James: 

    Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things nineteenth century. She is also the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed novels: NOCTURNE; DRACULA, MY LOVE; the international bestseller THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal; and THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award 2011.)

   Syrie also co-wrote FORBIDDEN with her son Ryan James. Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in seventeen languages.
    In addition to her work as a novelist, Syrie is a screenwriter, a member of the Writers Guild of America, and a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. An admitted Anglophile, she loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. Syrie welcomes visitors and messages at, and invites you follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.

Ryan James:

     Ryan M James is a writer, editor & director with a diverse range of creative and technical experience in both film and video games. By day, Ryan works as an editor for the games industry. Under cover of night, he conjures stories for print, screen, and web. With his production company, Ryan has co-written two screenplays, directed an independent feature, and created the machinima webseries A Clone Apart.

Where to find more info:

Syrie's website:
Ryan's website: 

My review: 

    First I want to say that I love the cover of this book very simple but really pretty. I won this book a couple of weeks ago from the Paranormal Book Club (thanks again ladies <3) and was very excited when it came in the mail.

    I love Syrie she's an awesome writer. I own and have read The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte and fell I love with both books so I couldn't wait to read Forbidden. 

   I think it is so awesome for that this book was written by a mother/son duo. And believe me they make a great duo! 

    Forbidden is a story about Claire (a nephilim) trying to figure out who she is in life and Alec (a grigori)  trying to run from his. 

    I really enjoyed their relationship and really hope for many more books to watch it grow and evolve. Of course their love is forbidden so there are lots of obstacles they have to overcome if they can overcome them at all. But anything worth having is worth fighting for and Claire and Alec find that that's exactly what they may have to spend their lives doing for their love. 

    Forbidden had me from the beginning and I found it very hard to put down. I enjoyed all of the characters, the storyline and the flow of the book as a whole. An amazing and easy read for teens and adults alike.

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