Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Episode 9 of The Lockwood Chronicles: Everything to Fight For - Review

Alexander and Madeline have settled in to their new lives as parents to their little girl, Arianna. Lucian and Elisabeth are building a future together. Caleb and Anora have a little boy of their own, Connor. Andrew and Kora have started a family.

But peace and quiet never last very long. Illness strikes one and another’s indecision will cause broken hearts. An old enemy plots to take what is not his; a recent enemy plots murder; and a new enemy, asleep for hundreds of years, awakes and plots to take everything from them.

In the struggle to protect those they love, one will fight alone, one will learn a harsh lesson, and one will make the ultimate sacrifice. They will all realize that anything can be overcome when you have everything to fight for.

Writing is the ultimate escape from reality. You can read or watch a movie, but you're not truly immersed in another world like you are when you're creating one. When I'm not writing, I'm wishing I was and when I'm writing I'm living another life. There's some of me in every female character who lets me write her story--some more than others, but I'll never tell which ones. In my other lives I'm a sexy vampire, a powerful witch, an independent werewolf or a seductive human. I can be anyone and anything I want, and who wouldn't want to do that?

My genre of preference is fantasy romance. I became infatuated with vampires in high school when I read a book about a girl, who'd recently been turned, who allowed herself to die in the first rays of dawn rather than feed on the boy with whom she'd fallen in love. I remember that part vividly because I thought it was the most beautiful depiction of unconditional and unrequited love that I'd ever read. I promptly devoured every book with vampires in it that I could get my hands on (in my age range, of course). At the time I wasn’t interested in romance novels, and eventually I ran out of teen vampire stories, so I tried my hand at writing one.

Over the years, my characters and stories have matured with me. At first, the only characters I met were vampires, but eventually, other characters came to me, and I discovered I had a thing for tall, dark and handsome aliens as well. I spend so much time with my characters that they become real to me, and all my friends and family have gotten used to me talking about them that way. Thankfully, if they think I’m crazy, they keep it to themselves. I’ve also been very lucky in love. For 20 years, I’ve been with the same wonderful man who is very tolerant of the fact that I fall in love with the leading men in my books.

I've been a fan of this series from the very beginning. The characters have become my friends and I'm the first in line when a new episode releases. As with the first eight episodes this one is fast paced and a fascinating read.

In Everything to Fight For we see more development of Lucian and Elisabeth in addition to Alexander and Madeline's adventures. I have to say, Lucian is quickly becoming my favorite guy. Swoon.

If you haven't read this series, you'll definitely want to start with episode one.


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