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Friday, December 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz~ Through the Last Door by J.A. Jaken





Author Name: J.A. Jaken

Book Title: Through the Last Door

Publisher: White Owl Publishing

Book Length: 135,000 words (326 pages)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure, M/M Romance

Book Release Date: 12/19/2014

Book Description
When Kaori Sansa’s father dies, he is forced to return home to claim the throne as the rightful heir of the country of Kazure. In the aftermath of his father’s death, he learns that the country he loves is riddled with corruption, and is hovering on the brink of war. Will he be able to hold the kingdom together despite the odds that are stacked against it, and somehow unlock the buried powers of Shinja, the Sacred Beast of Kazure?



Through the Last DoorThrough the Last Door by J.A. Jaken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun story. It had loads of detail and reminded me a bit of "The Last Samurai" meets "The Lord of the Rings".

It had a very huge Japanese undercurrent, which the author talks about at the end of the book, but in an otherworldly atmosphere.

Young Kaori is left the lands with his father's sudden death. Having been off at college in another country, he never got to say goodbye and ease his way into his " High Lord" role. He decides to get a better feel of the land and the 8 Lords, by going to visit each one.

This is where it reminded me a bit of LotR, the action/adventure portion. They set out to adventure and have run ins with strange "creatures" and evil-doers. Among their travels they encounter secrets which unfurl more secrets. It was fun trying to figure them out with Kaori and friends.

I thought the writing and story telling was brilliant, the characters were well developed. The villains very villainous and the Hero's had big hearts, they were hard not to fall in love with.

I know some like their stories "hot and steamy", but this story, you're not going to get that, and you're not even going to care. Of course the MC's come together as they should, but it in a traditionally pure romance and full of love kind of way. I thought their love and the " meaning" behind the story was heart filling and uplifting. Just an all around great read.

I give it 4+ stars

***Given as and arc for my honest review***

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Author Bio:

J.A. Jaken has been writing homoerotic fiction for more than ten years. She got her start in the profession writing slash fanfiction, where she has published numerous stories under the pen-name Rushlight. Over the years she has written erotic short stories and novels in genres ranging from science fiction/fantasy to gothic horror to modern detective mysteries. Outside of writing, her interests include studying foreign languages, practicing martial arts, riding horses, and collecting medieval weaponry.


email: jajaken@jajaken.com




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