Title: Lightning Rider
Author: Jen Greyson
Publish Date: Expected publication: May 30th 2013 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
For Evy Rivera, thunderstorms have always caused her physical pain, but she's never known why. When a record-setting storm arrives on the same night her father finds ancient ancestral documents, Evy is set aglow with mysterious tiny lightnings she can command. Even worse, she alerts some people in the universe who've been looking for her family for a very long time. Thrown back into ancient Spain and tasked with killing a Spanish legend, she must train alongside Constantine, a sexy yet obstinate Roman warrior. He teaches her how to wield her lightning as a weapon, through more errors than trials. With a relationship as explosive as their late-night training sessions, Evy and Constantine battle their push-pull relationship while trying to ignore the two-thousand-year difference in their birthdates. Ilif Rotiart, her quasi-mentor, is appalled at Evy's skill. He would prefer to train her father and keep Evy on the sidelines—where women belong. Evy has a feeling Ilif is keeping something from them, but she must play nice until she uncovers the truth. And if he's lying, it will be the worst day of his four-hundred-year life. Penya Sepadas claims she's Evy's rightful trainer, and she has the prophecy to prove it. Penya doesn't share Ilif's misogynistic attitude, but she does have her own agenda...and her own secrets. Evy must sort through the lies and find the truth behind her family's time-traveling past before the wrong history obliterates the future. She’s spent her whole life fighting for her place. Now, as the first female lightning rider, she'll dedicate her existence to fighting to save the world. But will Evy learn to manage her lightning and find the truth before it's too late?From the moment I started reading this story, I knew I was going to love the original and unique concept of the Lightning Rider. This story was action packed from beginning to end. Evy is a strong and powerful character, which I found intriguing because a lot of regular kick butt heroes grow into themselves. Evy is straight up hardheaded and independent. Except when it comes to love. She takes her new ability as being a lightning rider and time traveler in stride, completely accepting it and going full throttle. Evy is wise to question those she should trust.
The traveling to a different time was amazingly descriptive, drawing the reader into the story. The ability to change a moment in time to better the future generations was written very well and easy to follow. Of course, there is that person who wants to interfere to bring the conflict to his favor; however, he does not expect Evy’s abilities.
Constantine, oh boy, what can I say about Constantine…the Roman warrior who believes in giving his life for the cause and will do anything to protect his home country. Constantine has his own personal battles that have hardened him into the denoted warrior; however, he wonders what kind of spell Evy has put upon him. You cannot deny the attraction there. Can Evy have a relationship with a person that existed thousands years before her? Well, I hope she can figure that one out, because Constantine is too good to let go!
The story ends with a cliffhanger…you know the kind that leaves you frustrated because you do not want the story to end. However, that is a good thing, because it leaves me knowing that there will be more to the story I do not want to end.
Meet the Author Jen Greyson