Full Circle by Blaine D. Arden Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Blaine D. Arden popping in with her new release Full Circle, Blaine is holding a giveaway to celebrate the release and we have my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Full Circle

(Forester Triad Act 03)
by

Blaine D. Arden

“I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.”

With forester Taruif freed, Kelnaht has claimed him openly at Solstice before tribe and Ma’terra as his partner, but with their third, Ianys, bound by an old promise, their triad is still incomplete. Sneaking around puts the most strain on Ianys. He and Kelnaht must keep their relationship a secret or he will lose his daughter, Atèn.

When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned once more to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

With Taruif and his apprentice on the hunt for a cure, Kelnaht focusses on the attacks, but the clues are few and more children are infected. Nothing seems to connect until both the traveller and Atèn dream of the same grey-haired elf. Driven by fear for his daughter, Ianys pulls away from his lovers. Kelnaht can only pray Ma’terra will guide him to a solution that brings them all together and keeps Atèn safe from harm.

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A Triad In Three Acts

(The Complete Forester Triad Acts Collection)
by

Blaine D. Arden

“Your Path is muddy, Kelnaht, but don’t think avoiding the puddles will make it easier to travel.”

Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht’s former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder.

The guide mentioned puddles, but I envisioned lakes, deep treacherous lakes, and I was drowning.

Then a stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it’s hard to keep the tribe’s spirits up, more so when Kelnaht’s own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester’s apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free.

“I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.”

Later, when several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys’ daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

“There is always a way.”

Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide’s words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way to clear the fog and puddles from their paths.

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books 1 & 2

The Forester (Act #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | ARe

Lost And Found (Act #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | ARe

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About Blain D. Arden

Blaine D. Arden author pic sBlaine D. Arden is a purple-haired, forty-something author of queer romance mixed with fantasy, mystery, and magic who sings her way through life in platform boots.

Born and raised in Zutphen, the Netherlands, Blaine spent many hours of her sheltered youth reading, day dreaming, making up stories and acting them out with her Barbies. After seeing the film “An Early Frost” as a teen in the mid-eighties, an idealistic Blaine wanted to do away with the negativity surrounding homosexuality and strove to show the world how beautiful love between men could be. Our difference is our strength, is Blaine’s motto, and her stories are often set in worlds where gender fluidity and sexual diversity are accepted as is.

When not writing or reading, Blaine has singing lessons and hopes to be in a band someday. Supporting Blaine in pursuing her dreams and all matters regarding household, sons, and cairn terrier, is her long-suffering husband for over twenty years.

Blaine is an EPIC Award winning author and has been published by Storm Moon Press, Less Than Three Press, and Wilde City Press. Her scifi romance “Aliens, Smith and Jones” received an Honourable Mention in the Best Gay Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the Rainbow Awards 2012.

Blaine can be found on 

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Review

Blaine D. Arden - Full Circle CoverTitle: Full Circle

Series: Tales of the Forest 03 / Forester Triad Act Three

Author: Blaine D. Arden

Genre: High Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (130pgs)

ISBN: 9789082296679

Publisher: Cayendi Press (15th August 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: “I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.”

With forester Taruif freed, Kelnaht has claimed him openly at Solstice before tribe and Ma’terra as his partner, but with their third, Ianys, bound by an old promise, their triad is still incomplete. Sneaking around puts the most strain on Ianys. He and Kelnaht must keep their relationship a secret or he will lose his daughter, Atèn.

When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned once more to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

With Taruif and his apprentice on the hunt for a cure, Kelnaht focusses on the attacks, but the clues are few and more children are infected. Nothing seems to connect until both the traveller and Atèn dream of the same grey-haired elf. Driven by fear for his daughter, Ianys pulls away from his lovers. Kelnaht can only pray Ma’terra will guide him to a solution that brings them all together and keeps Atèn safe from harm.

Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/u/bw8Y80 (all links)

Review: This is book is part of a series and must be red in order.

Taruif and Kelnaht are now openly together before the tribe, but they still can’t be open about Ianys as Ianys is bound by a vow that could see him losing his daughter, Atèn. When several children including Atèn fall seriously ill it takes a toll on their secret relationship, with Kelnaht investigating the mysterious illness and Taruif is seeking a cure. Can Kelnaht discover the culprit before more children are infected? Can Taruif help to discover the cure before more lives are lost? And will Ianys drive the men he loves away with his anger and grief?

I really enjoyed this story and loved seeing Kelnaht, Taruif and Ianys again and finally seeing the three men get their happy ending, even though it comes with lots of heartache and strife.

I cannot stress enough that the first two books have to be read first, all the world building and the story of the three men is laid out all in the first two books so to enjoy this story they must be read first. We easily pick the story up again with Kelnaht being our guide; we follow along as we are pulled into this elvish world again. We fall fast as the tribes young begin to fall ill with a deadly infection and they discover it was done deliberately. Kelnaht jumps straight in to investigating and a traveller is found badly beaten near their village and the discovery is made that the two are connected.

We see our men race to get to the bottom of the tribes ills and save the children, while Kelnaht and Taruif pull together Iyans seems to pull away. You can understand why Iyans seems to distance himself as his worry for his daughter takes over, but I couldn’t understand why he would push the two men who loved him away so hard.

This is a great story that pulls you in as we follow Kelnaht around as danger hits his tribe, we have a desperate rush to discover the truth and find a cure, we have an evil being that seeks revenge and we have a major strain on the triads relationship, this story grips you from the beginning and refuses to let go for even one page.

I recommend this to those who love high fantasy with elves, danger, great characters, a relationship that has it’s difficulties and a fantastic ending.

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