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Thea Harrison

Autor/a de Dragon Bound (Elder Races)

63 obres 5,126 Membres 363 Ressenyes 10 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Inclou també: Amanda Carpenter (1)

Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) She writes romance as Amanda Carpenter and paranormal as Thea Harrison.


Obres de Thea Harrison

Dragon Bound (Elder Races) (2011) 999 exemplars
Storm's Heart (2011) 494 exemplars
Serpent's Kiss (2011) 395 exemplars
Oracle's Moon (2012) 352 exemplars
Lord's Fall (2012) 283 exemplars
Kinked (2013) 230 exemplars
True Colors (2011) 170 exemplars
Night's Honor (2014) 153 exemplars
Midnight's Kiss (2015) 147 exemplars
Rising Darkness (2013) 134 exemplars
Natural Evil (2012) 131 exemplars
Moonshadow (2016) 131 exemplars
Devil's Gate (2012) 121 exemplars
Shadow's End (2015) 118 exemplars
Hunter's Season (2012) 109 exemplars
Dragos Takes a Holiday (2013) 104 exemplars
Pia Saves the Day (2014) 92 exemplars
The Wicked (2013) 84 exemplars
Peanut Goes to School (2014) 80 exemplars
Pia Does Hollywood (2015) 70 exemplars
Dragos Goes to Washington (2015) 69 exemplars
Spellbinder (2017) 61 exemplars
Liam Takes Manhattan (2015) 58 exemplars
Falling Light (1727) 48 exemplars
Planet Dragos (2018) 43 exemplars
Lionheart (Moonshadow, #3) (2018) 40 exemplars
American Witch (2019) 36 exemplars
The Chosen (2018) 33 exemplars
A Deeper Dimension (1983) — Autor; Autor — 29 exemplars
Raging Passion (aka Rage) (1984) 25 exemplars
The Great Escape (1984) 19 exemplars
A Solitary Heart (1993) 19 exemplars
Divine Tarot [Omnibus 2-in-1] (2014) 18 exemplars
Cry Wolf (1993) 16 exemplars
Waking Up (1986) 15 exemplars
Amid the Winter Snow (2017) — Autor — 14 exemplars
The Gift of Happiness (1988) 13 exemplars
The Wall (1984) 12 exemplars
Perfect Chance (1996) 10 exemplars
Caprice (1986) 10 exemplars
A Damaged Trust (1984) 9 exemplars
Rose-Coloured Love (1987) 9 exemplars
Reckless (1986) 8 exemplars
Passage of the Night (1991) 7 exemplars
The Winter King (1994) 4 exemplars
Flashback (1984) 4 exemplars
Nachtschwingen 1 exemplars
Camping with Tiago 1 exemplars
Grace's Inheritance 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Harrison, Teddy
Altres noms
Carpenter, Amanda
Lloc de naixement
England, UK
California, UK
office manager
director of development and research
Biografia breu
Teddy Harrison has traveled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. Now she resides in northern California. She adores animals and currently resides with several small pets that have very large personalities.

She experienced waitressing as a teenager, and wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter. She took a break from writing to collect degrees in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, and a grown child. She has been a penniless graduate student, and a single mom, who worked as a receptionist, an office manager, a director of development and research, an activist for a non-profit consumer rights organization, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She's back with her paranormal novels as Thea Harrison.
Nota de desambiguació
She writes romance as Amanda Carpenter and paranormal as Thea Harrison.



I am torn about this one.
To start with I have to say that the into is fantastic.
Thea Harrison demonstrates her ability to write scenes with an incredible emotional impact which easily ensnares the reader but she has little to back any of it up.
The only other thing I really enjoyed is the mature acting protagonists even when tempers run hot. These characters show the ability to be reasonable and compromise which is incredibly rare and the absence of common sense really frustrates me a lot in other books.

Now I'll tear this book apart as usual.

First, we have a major case of insta-love. Everything in the relationship moves way too fast which takes away from the otherwise well-written and very romantic scenes. Ironically, the love moves at such a breakneck speed that it starts to drag because there is no time for anything else.

The magic is badly defined even for a soft magic system and nothing more than a cheap plot device and a justification to write "fantasy" and "paranormal" on it. Don't get me wrong. The magic plays a crucial role but its the kind of magic that is completely controlled by the author's needs with no internal consistency or common sense and the only justification is that it's "magic" but it seems like it should be defined.
The main concrete problem is that possibilities of the magic in this world seem endless and incredibly strong yet it doesn't seem like anyone uses them in any reasonably effective way. We are told someone is "powerful" but we have no way to compare or categorize any of it.

Towards the end, we are showered with more and more old and shallow clichées, stereotypes and tropes which at least didn't annoy me too much because I was already prepared from reading other reviews beforehand.
The overarching plot gets in the way of the previously reasonable protagonists and common sense as well as any kind of depth. All of which ultimately completely flies out the window to accommodate the planned plot progression.
At least it's nothing in-your-face tstl or anything like that. Things just stop making much sense at some point. Many previously made very reasonable arguments are forgotten and no one seems to care that they all do the exact opposite now.

The sex scenes kind of remind me of the standard porn clip. We kind of have one scene for every popular "thing" (like vanilla, fellatio, doggy etc...) which to be fair is something that is very common in PNR but I never understood why all the authors feel the need to satisfy every preference. Why does no character in the entire genre have any kind of sexual preference? It always feels much more like the chapterized working through the list of positions from an average porn script designed to cover the biggest possible audience.
(Sometimes the sexual fantasies of the author leak through but that rarely stops them from following the pattern anyway.)
I don't have anything against couples trying out different things but at least try to make it seem less like the script of stereotypical porn.
To be fair this book is not nearly the worst offender I've read in this. It's actually only a mild case but I just needed to get it out of my system because this annoyed me for years now. Why can't characters have personalities in the bedroom beyond the level of male alphaness too?

In conclusion:
I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected especially looking at the long list of flaws but the fmc charmed me at the beginning and her maturity as a follow-up emotionally tied me to her so strong that most of the issues didn't bother me as much as they otherwise would have which is the main reason this author has success with her writing I expect.

After that terrible ending, I don't feel any impulse to pick up the next book which is not even published at the time of writing anyway.
So I guess it was good for taking my mind off things but not really a good book by any means.
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omission | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 19, 2023 |
Not great, not terrible.
There were quite a few really interesting ideas in terms of world-building and the magic but the story was so dominated by the run-of-the-mill PnR that there just wasn't any space left to properly explore any of it.
And after finishing this one I am almost positive that the author won't do so in later volumes either.
It's not bad as a PnR, but that part is just unoriginal and clichéed.
omission | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Oct 19, 2023 |
Only a novella but was good
Renegadefx | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Sep 25, 2023 |
3.5 still like Drago & Pia's story better
Renegadefx | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |



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