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Friday, February 19, 2016

Book Review: Sunrise Over Brasov

If you came for Fashionista Friday, scroll on down, but take a minute to read my book review first!

Sunrise over Brasov
by Stephanie Burkhart


GENRE: paranormal romance



Rosa Getzi lives a life of intrigue at Poiana Brasov with Clement, a werewolf, and Cassandra, the witch. Her past doesn't matter to her – until she discovers what it holds.

Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa's desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa's friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.

At Darius' fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard's abilities.

Michael's courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?



The door flung open and a man stepped into her room. Who was he? The vaguely familiar scent of sandalwood and pine filled her senses. Her heartbeat spiked, but she held her ground and set her chin, determined not to show him an ounce of fear.

There was no denying his masculinity. He was tall and his massive shoulders filled out the cloak he wore. Shadows enveloped most of his features, but she could make out his penetrating amber-hazel eyes through the darkness. A soft gasp escaped her.

He raised his hand and lowered his hood. An inherent strength filled his profile. Confidence. Concern. Relief.

Rosa's breath jammed in her throat. He looked familiar. He smelled familiar.

"Rosa, it's Michael. Let's go."
"I'm not going anywhere with you."

A frown set against his rugged features. "I don't have time to argue -- now put on a warm
dress and cloak."

"No." She was not going anywhere with him despite the relief in his voice.

He sighed and shut the door. Moving with fluid grace, he crossed the room, jerked the
door to her closet open and threw the items he wanted her to wear on her bed. "Get. Dressed."

"No." She was determined not to budge, despite the danger outside.

"Rosa, we're leaving."
"I'm staying."

"Why would you want to stay? Clement kidnapped you."

Disconcerted, she pointedly glanced away from his hard stare. What did he mean by kidnapped? Clement didn't keep her behind bars and feed her only bread and water. Rosa could even go into Brasov to shop as long as Lucien or one of the bodyguards went with her.

"I'm going to take you back to your mother."

My Review

 Moon Over Brasov didn't disappoint. It has some characteristics that are typically found in the author's paranormal romances.

First, the paranormal characters are both good and bad, and some of them have evolved from the stereotypical monsters of the past.

Second, There's always an element of danger to drive the plot. The reader gets the impression that the good guys are barely ahead of the bad ones.

Third, the romance between the two main characters is deep, true, and appealing. 

Fourth, there is a rich supporting cast.

And last of all, the author takes us to some rather exotic locations.

This was a feel good read that ended just the way I wanted it to, and I liked that the author left some scope for a sequel at the end. Maybe she'll do a fans a favor and let us see what happens next.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee.  She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has four children's books published with 4RV Publishing.



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Mai T. said...

Would you rather read digital or paper books?

Stephanie Burkhart said...

Thanks so much for having me. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Elaine Cantrell said...

I liked your steampunk too, Stephanie. Yours was the first one I ever read.

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the review!

MomJane said...

Exciting excerpt and wonderful review.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great review!! Sounds like a book that I'll enjoy, thanks for sharing :)

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

Ree Dee said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt and the review. Thank you for sharing.

Betty Woodrum said...

Stephanie, I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing and for the contest!

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Thank you for the chance!