Monday, June 13, 2016

Review: Paladin - Montana Ash


Honour. Duty. Loyalty. Control. These are the principles Darius lives by – almost to the point of obsession. They had forged him into a noble knight but had also cost him the woman of his dreams and wrought a non-relenting hatred for his personal nemeses; the chades.

When a tiny, redheaded, whirlwind of trouble descends upon him and his fellow knights in a flurry of questions and impossibilities, Darius finds himself struggling to reconcile his past values with his future desires.

For Diana, the arrival of Max brings with it a portent; revolution. As a paladin of death, acceptance is at her core. So embracing the sarcastic powerhouse as her sworn liege is easy. But embracing a certain air paladin who is a pathological rule-follower? Well, that isn’t so easy, despite the attraction they have shared for centuries.

With Darius confronted by his demons and a bitter Warden bent on exacting revenge, will the two knights ever reach their happily ever after?



Take an uptight, rule loving warrior and throw a rule breaking minx in his midst?  You get chaos.  Darius is having a hard time adjusting to having Max in their lives.  Especially with the revelations at the end of Warden.  Add in Diana, the woman he’s been lusting after for eight centuries?  The poor man is a big ole bundle of repressed mess.  Diana's been stubbornly resisting him since he rejected her so long ago and has no plans to stop.  As Darius make sense of Max and where she came from, Diana tries to make him see sense.  This leads to some spectacular fireworks.   Throw in a great deal of banter and some humor with a bit of booty shaking to Kelis’ Milkshake and I was grinning like a fool most of the time.  If you loved Max in Warden, don’t worry, even though Paladin focuses on Darius and Diana’s story there’s plenty of Max’s feisty self to go around.  I can’t wait to see what havoc she wrecks in the next book.  This series just keeps me entertained beginning to end.  - Peace and Love, Buxom J


Diana wasn’t sure what the tiny evil female had said to the man but Darius was now staring at her with hungry eyes and she found herself instantly hypnotised by the raw desire burning in their depths. Standing up and marching purposefully from the room, she felt helpless against his magnetic pull and followed him outside, careless of what anyone might think of their abrupt departure. The second she exited the building, she found herself pushed up against the rough brick as a wicked mouth laid siege to hers. A hard thigh pressed hers open as two large hands encouraged her to move freely. Darius broke the kiss, panting roughly and leaned down, burying his face in her hair.

“I love this hair; you know that right?”
Oh yes. She knew that.
“Do you know what I dream of every night? What I’ve dreamed of every night for the last eight hundred years?” His voice was low and raspy as he twined the inky coils around and around his fingers. He gave a small tug. Oh, apparently she was supposed to answer.

Author Bio

Montana is a self-confessed book junkie. Although she loves reading all genres from romance to crime fiction to sci-fi, her not-so-guilty pleasure is paranormal romance. Alpha men, just a little bit damaged, and Alpha women who don't seem to know they need looking after, are a favourite combination of hers. Throw in some steamy sex scenes, a touch of humour, and a little violence and she is in heaven! 

Her overactive (and overindulged) imagination could only take so much before the many voices wanted out. Thus, Montana's journey into the wonderful world of writing.

She is a scientist by day, having grown up in country New South Wales, Australia. Writing about ancient knights, demons and shapeshifters is such a delicious contradiction to her day job in the laboratory, that she doesn't see the voices stopping anytime soon! 

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