Determinate Review and Giveaway


January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and
struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way
when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after
working an especially long shift, a chance encouter with a group
of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers
and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the
human female he recently saved from certain death. When it
seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from
his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy
her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce
barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

My Review

This is the third in a series but holds it’s own very well if you haven’t read the fist two. January is a great main character. Your heart breaks for her when you read about her childhood. You root for her when she’s going through accepting the new version of the world. Rykerian is a great “hero” character that swoops in to save January, and they work together to try to save the world from a dangerous pandemic. The characters have great depth, but at the same time the story is told in an easy to read way that won’t put readers off. I really enjoyed this out of this world story. I’m going back to read the other stories in this series. 4/5 from me.

Author info

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her
life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would quickly be too
late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled
down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather
briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had
über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad
guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before
tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She
breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

A.M.’s Boss: Hello.
A.M: Hey Boss, I’m calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at
Starbucks near the interstate.
A.M.’s Boss: Why ever would I want to do that?
A.M.: Because I quit!

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.

A.M.: Hey hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
A.M.’s Hubs: Sure…having some car trouble?
A.M.: Not at all. I don’t have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
A.M.’s Hubs: WHAT?!
A.M.: It’s time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-
published ebooks. Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of
six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love. Survival and
Resurrection are her first and second full length novels, and Beginnings is her prequel
novella to the series. Determinant, her third in the series will be released 6/30/12.
(It didn’t really happen like that, but you get the idea!)

Book Links

The Guardians of Vesturon is available from the following retailers:

Amazon E Book
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble

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