The face of romance writing keeps shifting, as writers push the boundaries all the time. Today you see new great voices such as Robin D. Owens, C. J. Barry and Susan Grant writing "Off World" romances, but hey, Jayne Anne, with her Lost Colony series, was doing it a long time ago. They did not get the right reception because they were so new, so fresh. Reeaders had Jayne Anne/Amanda Quick pigeon-holed and were resistant to letting her stretch. Funny, so many times I see reviews quoting if you have read 3 or more JAKs you have read them all. They are great reads, but a bit of the same. Yet, she when tried the Flower series and the Lost Colony series, readers were grumpy because it was not like JAK usually was!!
So maybe a few of you have missed these tales or should give them a new look. I believe had they been released in today's market they would have done much better.
In this one, Kalena is the last survivor of a proud heritage, and is on a secret mission to destroy the enemy of her family - at any cost, even her life. Kalena is determined to avenge the deaths of her father and brother at the hands of Quintel, head of a rival house.
One man can stop her, a soldier they call " Fire Whip ". Despite, knowing he is bound to the enemy, Kalena falls in love with Ridge. He owes his loyalty to Quintel, so will he fight for honour or love. She is the coolest of females, so trained in keeping her emotions at bay, and he is the hottest lover, the one who can melt her heart of ice.
Jayne Ann crafted a wonderful "Off World" Tale, so if you have missed it and enjoy Robin Owens, CJ Barry or Susan Grant, don't give this one a miss.