Hyacinth

SVATURA #2

Is she the girl of his dreams…or the monster in his nightmares?

Selene sacrificed everything when she took her brother’s place as ruler of the Vyusher—including her secret love for one-time adversary Griffin Aubrey. When nightmares that are just a little too real start, Selene fears she’s turned into a cold-blooded killer…the monster Griffin thinks she is.

Griffin and Ellie Aubrey are finally safe for the first time in over a hundred years, and Griffin doesn’t want to easily forgive the woman he blames for killing his family. But when an unknown menace drives Selene to leave her people and seek their help, Griffin must decide.

Can he move past his hatred of everything she is? Or will the bond that could bring them both the greatest joy now be the source of their deepest despair?

 

The Wild Rose Press | 10/12/2015

   ***Originally self-published with a different cover – Feb 2013.

BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

      

REVIEWS

✭✭✭✭✭ Just as fascinating as the first. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in this series because there are so many characters in this book that are intriguing I want to see what happens to them. ~Fresh Fiction

✭✭✭✭✭ Abigail Owen is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, as you can probably tell by this review.  I can’t wait to read the third book in the Svatura series!  In the meantime, I’d highly recommend it to pretty much all readers who like a little fantasy in their everyday life.  You really can’t go wrong with the Svatura series. ~The Mad Reviewer

✭✭✭✭✭ HYACINTH is an exciting, romantic, engaging novel with a unique and rich perspective….As with the first novel, HYACINTH’s greatest strength lies in Owen’s portrayal of women. Her heroines are both strong and capable, and they are fully able to lead their people as equals with their male counterparts. ~KCunning, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

✭✭✭✭✭ This book contains an excellent blend of romance, close friendship, and my favorite kind of action sequences in which success depends on a whole group of characters acting closely together to defeat a common enemy. The climax of the book is a battle scene as magically fast and furious as in Book 1, which will satisfy fans of action as well as romance in an urban fantasy book. ~Kate McMurry, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

✭✭✭✭✭ I find that Hyacinth is one of the few out there that the second book is better than the first book in a series. ~Geeky Girl Reviews

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EXTRAS

hyacinth: dedicated to Apollo, loveliness, sorrow

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EXCERPT

“Griffin.”

Through a grey swirling mist, Griffin heard Selene’s husky voice calling his name. He realized he was dreaming.

“Go away!” he called out to the emptiness surrounding him, as he swiveled his head around looking for her.

“Griffin, please,” she pleaded.

He clenched his jaw. “You’re the one who controls dreams, Selene. You clear this up.”

“I don’t control dreams, really. I visit. Let me in, and you’ll clear it up yourself.”

The wisps of cloud and fog drifted away. Rays of sunlight broke through. Suddenly, Griffin was standing in a field of wheat with a brilliant blue sky above him. He felt no heat or cold or breeze, saw no movement and no end to the vast golden landscape. He glanced down and realized he was clothed in casual jeans and a t-shirt–similar to what he’d worn earlier that day.

“Well?” he prodded. “Come on. Show yourself.”

“I’m right here.”

Griffin spun around at the sound of Selene’s voice directly behind him. She stood placidly, adorned in a flowing, pale purple sundress that made her look delicate and sweet, the exact opposite of what he knew her to be.

Selene smiled. “Thanks for the pretty dress.” But her face froze when she caught Griffin’s hostile glare. She sighed. “Won’t you talk to me? We could always talk here…in our dreams.”

Griffin crossed his arms over his chest and scowled, attempting to disguise the fact that his silence was due in part to Selene’s beauty. She’d always taken his breath away. “But these aren’t our dreams, are they?” he muttered. “This is you invading my dream.”

CONTRIBUTOR & BOOK INFO

AUTHOR: Abigail Owen
EDITOR: Mary Harmony, Wendy Schirmer (original release)
PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
COVER DESIGNDebbie Taylor, DCA Graphics

***Originally self-published with cover art by Jason Vines, and 2nd cover by Abigail Owen

BOOK INFO
Page Count: 278
Word Count: 64325
ISBN (digital): 978-150920-438-0
Release Date: 978-150920-437-3
Rating: Sweet (PG-13)

SVATURA #2

Is she the girl of his dreams…or the monster in his nightmares?

Selene sacrificed everything when she took her brother’s place as ruler of the Vyusher—including her secret love for one-time adversary Griffin Aubrey. When nightmares that are just a little too real start, Selene fears she’s turned into a cold-blooded killer…the monster Griffin thinks she is.

Griffin and Ellie Aubrey are finally safe for the first time in over a hundred years, and Griffin doesn’t want to easily forgive the woman he blames for killing his family. But when an unknown menace drives Selene to leave her people and seek their help, Griffin must decide.

Can he move past his hatred of everything she is? Or will the bond that could bring them both the greatest joy now be the source of their deepest despair?

 

The Wild Rose Press | 10/12/2015

   ***Originally self-published with a different cover – Feb 2013.

BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

      

REVIEWS

✭✭✭✭✭ Just as fascinating as the first. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in this series because there are so many characters in this book that are intriguing I want to see what happens to them.  Fresh Fiction

✭✭✭✭✭ Abigail Owen is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, as you can probably tell by this review.  I can’t wait to read the third book in the Svatura series!  In the meantime, I’d highly recommend it to pretty much all readers who like a little fantasy in their everyday life.  You really can’t go wrong with the Svatura series. –Carrie Slager, The Mad Reviewer

✭✭✭✭✭ HYACINTH is an exciting, romantic, engaging novel with a unique and rich perspective….As with the first novel, HYACINTH’s greatest strength lies in Owen’s portrayal of women. Her heroines are both strong and capable, and they are fully able to lead their people as equals with their male counterparts. – KCunning, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

✭✭✭✭✭ I find that Hyacinth is one of the few out there that the second book is better than the first book in a series. –Chantale, Geeky Girl Reviews

✭✭✭✭ So plot? I loved it, i thought again really well paced, nice amount of action and suspense to keep the reader going. [Selene] really is a great character and i loved her!!! Though she maybe broken on the inside she remains strong on the outside, and i love her just as she is but i love even more that she grows! – The Violet Hour Book Reviews

✭✭✭✭✭ I can’t say enough about how well this story flows, Ms. Owen gives us strong characters, a great plot filled with tension and excitement, while not giving in to page after page of graphic violence. –Dianne, Tome Tender

✭✭✭✭✭ The plot of ‘Hyacinth’ takes its reader from the heights of engaging with our favourite characters again to apprehension and fear to anticipation and then more fear and then highs and happiness and then back down with a bump! Abigail Owen makes reading, even reviewing, such a happy chore! – Kirsty Vizard, All In One Place

✭✭✭✭✭ This book contains an excellent blend of romance, close friendship, and my favorite kind of action sequences in which success depends on a whole group of characters acting closely together to defeat a common enemy. The climax of the book is a battle scene as magically fast and furious as in Book 1, which will satisfy fans of action as well as romance in an urban fantasy book. –Kate McMurry, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

EXTRAS

hyacinth: dedicated to Apollo, loveliness, sorrow

SVATURA TIMELINE | SVATURA DEFINITIONS | QUIZZES | SVATURA PINTEREST BOARD

EXCERPT

“Griffin.”

Through a grey swirling mist, Griffin heard Selene’s husky voice calling his name. He realized he was dreaming.

“Go away!” he called out to the emptiness surrounding him, as he swiveled his head around looking for her.

“Griffin, please,” she pleaded.

He clenched his jaw. “You’re the one who controls dreams, Selene. You clear this up.”

“I don’t control dreams, really. I visit. Let me in, and you’ll clear it up yourself.”

The wisps of cloud and fog drifted away. Rays of sunlight broke through. Suddenly, Griffin was standing in a field of wheat with a brilliant blue sky above him. He felt no heat or cold or breeze, saw no movement and no end to the vast golden landscape. He glanced down and realized he was clothed in casual jeans and a t-shirt–similar to what he’d worn earlier that day.

“Well?” he prodded. “Come on. Show yourself.”

“I’m right here.”

Griffin spun around at the sound of Selene’s voice directly behind him. She stood placidly, adorned in a flowing, pale purple sundress that made her look delicate and sweet, the exact opposite of what he knew her to be.

Selene smiled. “Thanks for the pretty dress.” But her face froze when she caught Griffin’s hostile glare. She sighed. “Won’t you talk to me? We could always talk here…in our dreams.”

Griffin crossed his arms over his chest and scowled, attempting to disguise the fact that his silence was due in part to Selene’s beauty. She’d always taken his breath away. “But these aren’t our dreams, are they?” he muttered. “This is you invading my dream.”

CONTRIBUTOR & BOOK INFO

AUTHOR: Abigail Owen
EDITOR: Mary Harmony, Wendy Schirmer (original release)
PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
COVER DESIGNDebbie Taylor, DCA Graphics

***Originally self-published with cover art by Jason Vines, and 2nd cover by Abigail Owen

BOOK INFO
Page Count: 266
Word Count: 62050
ISBN (digital): 978-1-62830-946-1
ISBN (print): 978-1-5092-0358-1
Release Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Sweet (PG-13)