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Air by Ravon Silvius

Air

Air by Ravon Silvius

Series: The WaterLord Trilogy, Book 1
Published by: eXtasy Books on June 1, 2012
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)

Nathan is an air mage; he has the power to control air and wind. And his skills get put to use navigating ships around the ocean. It seems like a tedious task, and in some ways it is. Add to it that he’s working for Ruthen, a ruthless fire mage, who looks down on anyone he considers to be of lesser ability. And it was Ruthen who killed Nathan’s childhood friend, Tom, many years before.

When a mysterious mage who appears to have power over water shows up on the ship, Nathan learns the story he heard might not be true. First, water mages don’t exist. Second, Tom is alive. And his power over water is exactly what a fire mage like Ruthen would fear. As the two get a chance to reconnect, both of them are hesitant. After all, Tom has plans that might be a problem for Nathan. And Nathan’s not sure if he can allow himself to fall for Tom if he’s just going to leave.

This was like a nice episode of a longer story. It set up the background and conflict for this trilogy nicely. There’s certainly not a lot of heat or steam here, but that’s not really what I felt this first installment was intended to convey. I definitely enjoyed reading it and I look forward to picking up the next book.

A Simple Misunderstanding by Derek Adams

24662175Title: A Simple Misunderstanding (For the Very First Time, Book 1)
Author: Derek Adams
Published: February 17, 2015
Pages: 30
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★★★

When Jason made the choice to come out in high school, he knew not everyone would embrace the idea. But he also didn’t expect that Matt, the school’s star athlete, would target him because of it. And when Jason is caught starting at Matt for a little too long in the shower, he can’t help thinking the worst is yet to come…

This is a quick and fun read. You don’t get a great deal of backstory on the characters, but that’s to be expected with the length here. And, honestly, it’s not really needed as the author does a great job of showing the reader the characters in the moment as the events of the story are unfolding. It’s easy to predict where this one is headed from very early on in the story, and that was fine for me as a reader because there was enough in the “how it got there” to keep me interested to the end.