Title: Leads & Lynxes
Author: Rebecca Chastain
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: November 17th, 2020 by Mind Your Muse
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Be careful what you ask for...Kylie got into journalism to write important stories. Ones about gargoyles and dryads, elemental warriors, and thwarted magical attacks on her city. The bigger the story, the better. So when she lands the opportunity to ask an enchanted everlasting tree for the answer to any question she desires, she doesn’t have to think about it. She wants the story of a lifetime.
So does her nemesis, Nathan. If anyone is going to write a high-profile story, the senior journalist believes it should be him—and Nathan’s not above playing dirty to get his way. Kylie must work fast or risk losing control of her story.
But with every new lead forcing Kylie and her gargoyle companion Quinn deeper into a deadly maze of murder, warped magic, and monstrous beasts, rushing could prove fatal. Kylie is determined to write her dream story, but even she is beginning to wonder: Is the story of a lifetime the last story she’ll ever write?
USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Chastain returns to the beloved world of the Terra Haven Chronicles for a brand-new spellbinding adventure of elemental magic and courageous gargoyles. If you love action-packed stories filled with mythical creatures, brave heroines, and adorable sidekicks, you’ll love Leads & Lynxes!
The Terra Haven Chronicles: feeding my love of those stone monsters that all began with the animated television series Gargoyles!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again—there needs to be more books with gargoyles in them! Which is why I was ecstatic to learn that Chastain was beginning another series within her Terra Haven world! We met Kylie in the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, but if you're unfamiliar—no worries. You'll be swept up in Kylie's story and the magical world she lives in from page one.
Kylie is a journalist and her lion-like gargoyle partner, Quinn, is never far away to give her elemental power a boost. They're waiting at the base of the everlasting tree, a tree that blooms once a century or so and grants one answer to a question per person. Kylie is busy interviewing when the captain of the FPD, Federal Pentagon Defense—who also happens to be Kylie's crush—Grant shows up. He greets her like a little kid, much to her frustration, but then the tree started to open.
The tree gifted seeds, answers to the questions asked, and Kylie's looks like a firebird feather. Once back in Terra Haven she and Quinn hunt down any leads they can about a missing shipment of firebirds. But their questioning is interrupted by the appearance of Zipporah the harpy who picks up Kylie and drops her at the top of a canyon that's known as Lunacy Labyrinth Kylie's sure she's going to die there, trying to find a special rock for the harpy, when Grant sends an elemental message to her.
For him to send a water message he has to be close, but he's off investigating a murder so what's he doing in the same canyon as Kylie?
So Kylie and Grant, along with his FPD team and the gargoyle Quinn venture into the labyrinth to uncover the mystery of the firebirds, murder, and what's hiding inside. Chastain's magical world is so much fun to read about and Kylie and Grant's romance is a fun slow burn, even if their relationship is incredibly similar to Mika and Marcus's. If you're in the mood for an Urban Fantasy with gargoyles you should defiantly pick this one up, or start from the beginning with Mika's trilogy!
About the Author:
REBECCA CHASTAIN is the USA Today bestselling author of the Madison Fox urban fantasy series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles fantasy trilogy, among other works. Inside her novels, you’ll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband.
Visit https://www.rebeccachastain.com/ for more information. You can also find Rebecca on:
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Want to see what this world is all about before dipping into your book-buying budget? Try the prequel today for free! Deadlines & Dryads is a standalone novella that takes place just before the events of Leads & Lynxes. It is not necessary to read either book to enjoy the other, but why not partake in a free adventure? Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Google Play
Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm always happy to write about gargoyles, because you're right: there need to be more books with gargoyles in them! :)ReplyDelete