September 28, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway : Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends) by Kat Bastion

Title: Forged in Dreams and Magick

Author: Kat Bastion

Release date: September 23, 2013

Age Group:  Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Time Travel


Forged in Dreams and Magick book description:

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.


This was my very first time travel book and I was just never sure, if I'd be a fan of all the time traveling. When I think about time travel, the movie, Time Traveler's Wife comes to mind. As much as I love that movie, it's so incredibly heartbreaking ...

Starting in the 21st century, she finds this mystical object that helps her travel between different centuries and that's when she falls in love with not only one, but two men. The reasons for the traveling isn't all revealed at once and her men are keeping secrets from her ... I think I'll share them with you ... lean in ... just kidding, find out for yourself, people!

There were so many elements that I loved in this book and the biggest one of all was Isobel's love for two men. I usually hate when there's two male parties involved, in most cases I hate one of the guys and then the story just ticks me off! BUT, I'm happy to say, this is the first time, where I absolutely loved both. Iain and Velloca (will learn plenty about them, when you read the book) are both brooding with sexiness, very dominant, and warriors "to-a-t"!

At times, I questioned how she able to love two different men and be their wife! Yes, they were all from different centuries, but this was such a foreign thing to me. I swear I was at war with myself about this. My thoughts :
Oh my gosh! What a slut, she's cheating ... and she's married!
Wait ... what, they're somewhat okay with it?! ... how is that possible?!
But my goodness, they are both completely sexy men and dominance just emanates off of them, what's not to like?
This is WRONG WRONG WRONG ... but they're still so amazing!
Yeah, I could go on forever about my thoughts. It was very odd, but it worked for this storyline.

I love how much of a badass Isobel became, well I knew she always had it in her, she's got the attitude, it just needed to be brought out of her. When Velloca would train her, I got so jealous, I was like man, she's probably got a rockin' body and here I am stuffing my face with junk! She can do it all people, wield a sword, shoot an arrow, ride bareback (which, I've never done, but heard it's hard ... but I could totally be wrong), and of course, she has two men!

I am such a fan of this book, if I didn't have wedding stuff to catch up on, I definitely would have finished this in one sitting. The whole story will keep you on the edge of your seat, from the action, amazing-steamy sex scenes, the mystical world of time travel ... there is really no time at all to be calm. It felt like my heart was racing the entire book!

I know everyone's a 'Team Somebody", but this will be the first time, where I'm not able to pick one person. I love Iain and Velloca, I can see why it was so hard for her to choose ;)


About the Author

Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poeticwarrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.
On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.
Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.
Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

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