Monday, April 26, 2010

[Review &Giveaway] - The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker

Title: The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker
Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
Series: Strangely Beautiful
Genre: Historical Romance/Fantasy
Release Date: April 27, 2010

I received this book for review from Dorchester Publishing.

Summary: With radiant, snow-white skin and hair, Percy Parker was a beacon for Fate. True love had found her, in the tempestuous form of Professor Alexi Rychman. But her mythic destiny was not complete. Accompanying the ghosts with which she alone can converse, new and terrifying omens loomed. A war was coming, a desperate ploy of a spectral host. Victorian London would be overrun.

Yet, Percy kept faith. Within the mighty bastion of Athens Academy, alongside The Guard whose magic shielded mortals from the agents of the Underworld, she counted herself among friends. Wreathed in hallowed fire, they would stand together, no matter what dreams--or nightmares--might comes.

Thoughts: The story starts the day after the big battle. Percy has survived her fever and saved the day. Now that the goddess powers have awakened in Percy, she is plunged in and is part of The Guard. With the first battle won comes relief, but things are just beginning for Percy and her new family.

Last year I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book and well it really went above and beyond of what I expected and absolutely fell in love with the Gothic feel and its characters. So, when I received a copy of book two you can probably imagine my excitement.

It was a treat visiting Percy's world again. I loved the romance, the magic and action packed scenes with the Guard. Alexi & Percy's romance plays a big part in the book an it is very sweet. Percy is quite the innocent, which is really fun to watch. While I think in any other character all the blushing and giggling might become a bit annoying, but in Percy it just makes her more endearing. I probably mentioned this in my review of Strangely Beautiful, but another thing I love about these stories is the London that Ms Hieber has created, it is dark and very inviting, magical. It is as much a character in the story as Percy is.

Leanna Renee Hieber's writing voice shines brightly. I love it. The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker is a lush love story and an enthralling tale about good vs. evil. I look forward to the continuation of the series and learning more about the secondary characters.

If your a fan of the Paranormal genre and haven't picked this series up. I definitely urge you to do so, you missing out on a pretty amazing world.

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website:

Upcoming Releases:
A Midwinter Fantasy (Anthology)- October 2010
Leanna's contribution is "A Christmas Carroll" featuring her
Strangely Beautiful characters Rebecca & Michael

***Giveaway is now closed***

I ended up with two copies of this book, so one copy is up for grabs. To enter leave comment along with an email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on April 30th. Good Luck!


  1. Great review, looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the giveaway :)


  2. Great review and I really enjoyed reading the first book.

    I've been anxiously waiting for this book to come out!

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy!


  3. My daughter has been begging me to order this book for her! Would love to win it for her!

    Amy J

  4. I loved the first book in the series and am really looking forward to reading this one. Great review!

  5. I'm a huge fan of paranormal and would love a chance to get to know this author. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

  6. Great review.I have the first book and would love to win this one.

  7. Hi Anna,
    Great Review! Count me in!


  8. Great review! Sounds like an interesting read
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  9. Great review. Sounds good. Please count me in the drawing.

  10. Great review. I really enjoyed the first book and can't wait to read this one.


  11. Even if I wasn't swept away at first by book 1, then book 2 is still something I'd like to read one day :)

  12. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  13. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!! Thanks for the contest and the review!

  14. Have not read this author. The book sounds like a great read!

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  15. Waving Hi Anna
    How are you this last week of April?
    Your looking lovely today:-}
    Have you been working out?
    compliments are sincere and in noway want to influence your pick of the freebee ME ME PICK ME:-}

  16. I've been meaning to pick up The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker. Maybe I should start with the sequel!

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  17. Oh I love Historical and with a twist sounds great. Please enter me

    thanks for the contest!

  18. Been hearing so many great things about this series. I'm really exited to read it now!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Very interesting summary of the story. I am now intrigues. Thanks.

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  20. Sounds great! Count me in.

    krae991 at yahoo dot com

  21. Sounds like a fun read!

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  22. Great review. I loved the first book and am looking forward to reading the second.

    Thanks for the chance.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

  24. I have the first book and have been looking forward to the second!

    Thanks for the contest! :)

    karenwitkowski AT aol(dot)com

  25. I've been hearing alot about this one, count me in!

  26. I enjoyed the review! I would love a chance to form my own opinion about this series!

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  27. I def wanna give this one a shot!

    patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

  28. The first book was really great and I'm glad to see the second is finally here!! annhonATaolDOTcom

  29. Hi Anna,
    great review! Please don't put me in the contest, I haven't read the first book and it really looks like it is a must do. But Now I am definitely going to have to get the first one. Your review has really peeked my interest.

  30. Great review! I can't wait to read this one!

  31. great review! i loved the first book, i can't wait to read this one!


  32. I liked your review! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Great review! I have her first book and I have been waiting for this book to come out. Thank you for the giveaway.


  34. Loved your review. I cannot wait to read this book. I plan on getting it if I don't win it.

  35. I enjoyed reading the first book and it would be great to win The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker so I could continue the series. Of course, I'll pick it up anyway if I don't win.

  36. This sounds good! I can't wait to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  37. Thank you for the chance!
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