Title: Touched Series: Blood Debt, Centaur Legacy, Centaur Rivalry, Centaur Redemption
Author: Nancy Straight
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Greek Mythology
Blood Debt, Book 1 Synopsis:
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her motherâs last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her motherâs transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her motherâs past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
Centaur Legacy, Book 2 Synopsis:
Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her motherâs secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.
Camille and Drake don't know who to trust or where to hide. Camilleâs family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?
A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.
Centaur Rivalry, Book 3 Synopsis:
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille's existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille's father and family sends all into hiding.
Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille's twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy.
Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron's heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.
Centaur Redemption, Book 4 Synopsis:
Cami and Drakeâs honeymoon is cut short as they escape attacks by the Council Enforcers and head to South Africa for the meeting of the Centaur Council, which has ordered a death sentence on Cami and all members of the Lost Herd. The Council Chairman is her grandmother, her most dangerous foe. Surrounded by family and friends, Drake and Cami face the Council, Camiâs power-hungry uncles, an ambitious twin, taking the battle all the way to Zeus to attempt to win the freedom of the Tak herd.
Blood Debt: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Debt-Touched-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B008L79YRO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393295217&sr=8-1&keywords=Blood+Debt
Centaur Legacy: http://www.amazon.com/Centaur-Legacy-Touched-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00AB77ZTG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1393295262&sr=8-4&keywords=Nancy+Straight
Centaur Rivalry: http://www.amazon.com/Centaur-Rivalry-Touched-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00CKU148K/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1393295262&sr=8-6&keywords=Nancy+Straight
Centaur Redemption: http://www.amazon.com/Centaur-Redemption-Touched-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00I67AXV0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1393295262&sr=8-3&keywords=Nancy+Straight
Barnes & Noble Links:
Centaur Legacy: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/centaur-legacy-nancy-straight/1113887495?ean=2940016303741
Centaur Rivalry: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/centaur-rivalry-nancy-straight/1115215166?ean=9781484952986
Centaur Redemption: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/centaur-redemption-nancy-straight/1118433637?ean=9781495913693
Blood Debt: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/204708
Centaur Legacy: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240906
Centaur Rivalry: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307012
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I LOVE Starbucksâ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 9 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat - just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.
My Reviews of the books in the Touched Series
Oh my goodness where to start. It's always difficult for me to review without giving away the plot. But here goes...
Blood Debt is a roller coaster ride that had me yelling "NOOOOO!" only to turn around and be cheering by the end of the book.
The author kept the story fast paced and so interesting that I had trouble putting it down long enough to sleep. I fell in love with the hero and I completely related to the heroine. The characters are well developed and the plot deeply layered.
My only complaint is that I discovered this book before the second book in the series has been released. I wish I didn't have wait for Book 2, Centaur Legacy, to be released. I will definitely purchase it!
Mrs. Straight, wove a detailed, rich ethos about the Centaur bloodlines that intermingles mythology and modern society seamlessly. If you enjoy paranormal romances/fantasy, this book will not disappoint.
Centaur Legacy is the second novel in the Touched Series. In it, readers follow Camille and Drake as their adventures continue. On the run from the head of the Centaur Council, their journey takes them from Ireland, to South Dakota, to Florida, and back. Secrets are reveled as their destiny becomes filled with danger. Unfortunately, the two don't know who to trust or where to hide. And just when you think you know where Ms. Straight will take the story, she twists and turns the plot to take your breath away.
Centaur Legacy left me wanting more. The characters were well developed and captured my heart. I loved Cami's strength and Drake's protectiveness, not to mention Beau's chivalry. Like Blood Debt before it, this book was a definite winner that I didn't want to put down. I highly recommend it others for it is another fantastic read by Nancy Straight.
Nancy Straight does it again!!! That was the first thought that went through my head when I read Centaur Rivalry. Like the previous two stories, this was a non-stop, page-turning, thrill ride.
In this story Cami and Drake face enforcers, go into hiding, flee around the world, deal with prejudice, and discover a new breed of beings. They even have a pesky dog to contend with a one point and through it all their love manages to survive. Theirs is the kind of love fairly tales are made of. A modern Romeo and Juliette, only with a happy ending--at least up to this point in the series. ;)
The Touched Series is an original, fast-paced series. The plot grips you from page one and the writing is superb. The characters are full of life and well written. Unlike with some series, readers are treated to seeing their favorite characters again and again in each book. (And for this reader, that is a MAJOR brownie point. There is nothing I hate worse that having a character I love only appear once or twice in a series.)
If you are looking for a paranormal YA story that will make you laugh, and characters you will love, then read Centaur Rivalry.
I have loved this series since I read âI stared at the phone. I had his number. I had his name. Twenty-two years.â âthe opening line in Blood Debt. Throughout the series, readers have been treated to watching Camille and Drake grow not only as a couple but as individuals, and the way the series ends for them will leave you cheering.
Nancy Straight has woven a masterful journey, full of twists and turns, and she finished the series as strongly as it begun with the story, Centaur Redemption. I will not give away any plot twists or ruin the wonderful surprises I was treated to throughout the series, so I will simply say this.
If you enjoy an original paranormal story that you wonât want to put down, youâll absolutely love the Touched Series. From Blood Debt to Centaur Redemption the writing was fun and engaging, the plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat and the action kept me turning the pages. A round of applause from me to Ms. Straight for her creativity and talent.