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Hell's Raging Fury
Dragon Lord of Kells

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Hell’s Raging Fury

Brandy Sinclair’s life has been hell ever since her father passed away. Her father tried his best to protect her and her interests but it was all for naught. Her stepbrother rapes her and then he gives her to men who does the same thing. She has been subjected to physical trauma and mental cruelties. Now she has been thrown onto a ship bound for the colonies. Nick D’Long saves her and thus starts her new life.

Brandy is a girl who has to grow up quickly. Due to the death of her father, she is at the mercy of her step siblings who are up too no good. She suffers immense physical and mental degradation and it is to her credit she comes out of it intact. She is able to overcome her past due to the patience and love from Nick. Nick is the classic hero. He is a smuggler, pirate and spy. He is working against the British and could be hanged for treason. For him, Brandy is the woman of his dreams. He wants a permanent relationship with him but he needs to help her overcome her fear of intimacy with a man. The secondary characters of Darcy and Starlla are interesting and they have a nice ongoing romance. The villains are so evil that they are beyond redemption. The author has incorporated the beginnings of the American Revolution into her story with appearances by Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin.

This book harkens back to the “bodice rippers” books. There is extreme violence perpetuated on the female characters (Brandy and Starlla) and if you are sensitive to that issue, then this is not the book for you. However, the author has written a touching story about the power of love and its ability to heal.

Reviewed by: Susan T

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HELLS RAGING FURY by Brenda Weaver

Whiskey Creek Press


170 pages

ISBN: 1593741642

4 Stars

New author, Brenda Weaver, brings us a story that deals with the harsh times just before the American Revolution. In HELLS RAGING FURY, Ms. Weaver tells of a young, wealthy British woman and an American pirate turned spy. We get to follow their lives through many violent emotional and physical aspects of their lives during this chaotic period as America was on the brink of war with England. But we also learn that in the mist of all this turmoil, love can still bloom and help those who have lost all faith.

After Brandy Sinclairs father is shot by her step-brother, Scott, her father wants her to escape to a friends home in the American colonies. Before Brandy can leave her home for the voyage, Scott assaults her and sells her to slavers, who will take her to be sold in the colonies. Brandy plans to escape from the ship as soon as they dock, because she vows to not become a slave to any man. During her attempt to escape, Brandy is caught and flogged.

Luckily for Brandy, Nick Tremaine came on board the ship just in time to save her from the slavers, by buying her and a woman who spoke up for Brandy. Nick and his friend, Darcy, have boarded the ship to steal British goods to help the colonists. Brandy quickly becomes very important to Nick, when he though himself immune to any personal feelings for others. The more he is around Brandy, as he helps take care of her wounds, the deeper his feelings become for this woman who has brought light to his dark life. Brandy feels unworthy of any kind of love after all that has happened to her.

Ms. Weaver has written a story that will touch your heart and make you feel deeply for Nick and Brandy. These two characters have been through hell, and now all they hope to find is some peace in their lives. Nick and Brandy soon discover that the road to a tranquil life can be paved with a love neither thought to ever find again. HELLS RAGING FURY is a historical story that will have the reader cheering for these wonderful characters from the first to the last page.

Amelia Richard, eCataRomance Reviews


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Hell's Raging Fury written by Brenda J Weaver

The night Brandy's father died, she's raped by her

own step-brother and sold to slavers.

There she makes her journey across the ocean to

 the colonies.
Nick Tremaine is a pirate and a spy for the

colonial rebels and they're on a verge of war.

He pays the slavers for Brandy after she attempts

 a daring escape. She's flogged for the attempt and Nick

 carries Brandy to his awaiting ship, along

with a woman she'd befriended on the ship.
He cares for Brandy while she slipped into a high fever,

there he learns of the fate she went through. Even knowing

her deep dark secrets, he still fell in love with her.
When Brandy awakens from a fever induced sleep,

 she learns about the man who bought her and tried

 to fight her growing feelings as they reached his

uncles home. The very home her father wanted her to

 go to upon his death.
Brandy gives into her feelings for Nick and

 proclaims her love for him as he proclaimed

 his to her. Together they found a love that will

 last for an eternity.
Brenda takes us on a ship full of love and

healing of wounds that reaches deep into our soul.

Knowing that no matter how deep the wounds are,

love will always find a way into out heart.

Reviewed By Tamia Dawn Osburn, author


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Dragon Lord of Kells

Kira’s family had been exiled to the Muir Woods when she was a toddler. Her father had been a wizard, but he and her mother both had died when she was a child. Kira was cared for by relatives and her mother’s old teacher, Balder, who trained her to use the magic she had inherited. Her magic was healing magic, but she always knew that she was destined for something special because of the dreams, the dreams of the Dragon Lord.

Sir Rowan of Locks Glen was the last of a family of Dragon Lords who had protected the region of Kells for hundreds of years. He might truly be the last of his line, having not found his bride and fathered his heir yet and having been busy defending his people in a war against his own half-brother, Harper, who wanted Kells for his own. While on a mission to seek peace with his brother, Rowan was struck down in an ambush, but he had the luck to be discovered and rescued by the healer, Kira, who recognized him as the Dragon Lord from her dreams. Now, she had to convince Rowan that she was meant to be his life-mate.

Dragon Lord of Kells is a medieval fantasy/paranormal novel. It’s the first of a series called The Empowered Spirits, which takes place in eleventh century Ireland, with the addition of wizards and dragons. The plot is fairly complex, with many characters and several secondary stories, which presumably will be followed up in the subsequent books in the series. I liked Kira from the beginning of the story, since she is not only talented with magic, but is in addition, an all-’round talented person. Rowan, however, took a while to warm up to. At the beginning of the novel, he seems to be in need of direction in his life, but as the story moves along, Rowan begins to develop as a person and becomes a very likeable character. The story struck me as an adventure-fantasy with romantic elements, rather than a pure romance; the conflict between Rowan and his brother is the major theme of the story, while the romance is more in the background. However, the love scenes are erotic, but also sweet in that they are between a committed couple who love each other very much. I enjoyed the book as a great fantasy escape, and hope that other historical fantasy readers will love it too.

Reviewed by: Jean


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Dragon Lord Of Kells

The Empowered Spirits 1

Brenda J. Weaver  (Author Website)

Review Date: 11/13/2007

ISBN:  1-60154-143-0

Score: 4/5

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1 - Has major problems
2 - An ok Read

2.5  - Could have been done a bit differently
3 – A great Read

3.5 – An excellent Read
4 - A Page Turner
4.5– A book I would keep on my shelf
5 - Lifetime keeper!

Reviewer:  Tammie King





In the mists of the dark forest of Muir, Rowan of Locks Glen stumbles into a trap. He is the last of his kind, a fierce and mighty Dragon Lord. As Rowan is fighting for his life, he is suddenly, desperately aware that he should have taken a wife, thereby ensuring the lineage of his blood. A throng of arrows whip through his body as everything turns black.

Kira, a healer from an ancient clan of elves, finds Rowan’s prone body. She recognizes him as the protector of her people, hides him and takes him to her cottage where, she hopes, he’ll be safe. While there, Rowan asks her to be his life mate. She refuses at first, for she feels unworthy, but she was born to protect this mighty Dragon Lord. What better way to protect him than to be constantly by his side?


Genre(s): Fantasy/Sci-Fi


Kira is a healer and part human and part elf. Because she is not full elf the elves do not include her in their lives. She must live apart from them and never touch one of them. Very few people have ever touched Kira, so the feeling of touch is something she is not used to, but is drawn to when she finely finds the man of her dreams. Since she was little her mom told her stories about the Dragon Lords and how they had saved the elves. When Kira finds a mans body on a bloody battlefield she recognizes him from her dreams. She saves him and finds out he is the last of the Dragon Lords. There is an immediate attraction and they wed.

There is much unrest in both Kira and Rowan’s lives. Rowan’s half-brother has teamed up with a powerful sorcerer and he wants Rowan and Kira killed. Rowan has never been used his dragon powers and does not know if he ever will. With Kira and his life at stake will he be able to harness his powers and save them both from death? Are there real dragons or is that just a name they are called? Who killed Rowan’s parents and Kira’s mother? Were there deaths related? Will Kira and Rowan come to love each other or is it just fate that ha thrown them together?

Dragon Lord of Kells is a fantasy romance that is sweet and leaves you feeling wonderful and dreamy. I loved the plot and how the book was set-up for a sequel, but the sequel was not the focus of this book. Both Kira and Rowan were characters of strength and I was able to root for them the whole way through. The story could have used a bit more character and world description, but the overall story and world was a place I’d like to visit. Brenda Weaver spins a wonderful fantasy that will have you looking for more dragon lords and their ladies.



Review by Romance At Heart Magazine:

Title: Dragon Lord of Kells: The Empowered Spirits 1
Author: Brenda J. Weaver

Published in March 2008 by The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 1-60154-143-0

“In the mists before time, when the entire world was created, there lived within the old tomes of mankind, a legend. A legend that tells of humans and dragons and all the rest of life that the Gods and Goddesses dotted on this small grasp of land known as Earth. The Elves, with their magic voices, could be heard singing across the lakes and meadows of this beautiful land. Dwarves and Orcs, hammers ringing deep within the bowels of the mountains. There were countless other races and creatures all living peacefully among themselves until a great evil crossed this land with its icy shadow, clawing and scraping its poisonous venom among the peoples there.”

Thus the beginning of an epic saga, the seeds of a sweeping tale that promises much to the people of Kells, to the creatures of the surrounding forests, fantastical, magical, and hidden from mortals. There are those of legend, those who are the boogey men of the nightmares of children, and those who would bring hope. In the past, however, things have been sliding downhill, and the creatures inhabiting the forest no longer have faith in the mortals who guard their world. They have come to look down on them, all except for one. Kira has never looked upon the humans as others have, but then she was not in the same league with them. She was, in a sense, an outcast, living on the magical fringes of the Forest of Muir, an exile because of her half-breed blood. It was only her fighting and healing skills that brought her this far, and it was those very skills that kept her in danger. She was a beautiful creature, magical in her own right in that she has the blessing and protection of the forest. It doesn’t judge, it will shelter her, welcome her where her mother’s people will not. Only her childhood friend Jarin maintains ties. She is generally shunned unless someone needs a bone set, an injury tended, an illness cure, a charm, or any of the many medicines and tonics she is famous for producing.

Her cottage lies within the borders of the lands of the lord of Glendaugh Castle. Harper, the lord of Castle Glendaugh, and her landlord, is a cruel and greedy man, perverted in his thinking and his ways. He is a man Kira tries to avoid at all costs. The same goes for his man Griffin, his captain of his guard. Both men covet her, not only for her skills, but both wish to own her body, heart, and soul. They do not care how she feels about this, or what she wants or thinks. To them, it is a matter of time until they get what they want, a waiting game. Kira knows there is little time before she is forced to leave her secluded cottage in the vale near the Forest of Muir. The creatures there watch out for her, and Jarin, her friend and her protector is always close. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues Rowan, the Dragon Lord of Kells, and when he asks her to be his bride. The dream foretold her destiny, and she was startled to see the dream made flesh. The man, even though severely injured, has truly come into her life just as she dreamed. She wants to say yes, has to say yes, but now the job is to bring Rowan into his rightful inheritance, bring back the legendary Dragon of Kells, and his Lord.

Sir Rowan of Locks Glen used to have a life of relative leisure. It was a gift from his parents, because they wanted him to travel, get to know the world, and learn what he could before the burden of the title came to him. Rowan was a descendant of the Dragon Lords of Kells, the last of his line, and it was to him and his broad shoulders on which the governance of the province of Kells had landed upon his parent’s murders. Even though Locks Glen and its territories fell beneath the hand of the High King, they were autonomous, ruled themselves, but also held a treasured alliance with the High King himself. It was only a vow to his mother that kept Rowan from hunting his murderous brother down, only his loyalty to the High King, his ally that kept him from taking Castle Glendaugh. He knew it was his half-brother’s doing, felt it in his bones that Harper was responsible for the murder of his parents, and that stuck in Rowan’s craw, bothering him more than he thought it should. It always came down to the same question for Rowan, that of why Harper could not be satisfied with the lands he inherited from his father, and why he had to have Locks Glen too.

It was the ambush in the Muir Forest that brought Rowan into Kira’s sphere, the girl, no, the woman he found in her excited him, entranced him, and brought forth a protective nature he never thought to have within. It was the instant attraction, which made Rowan first remember dreams, snippets of prophecy, and feelings of destiny. She was important to him in more ways than one, the feeling well remembered now. Just as the dreams portended, her manner is demure, but with a force of personality brooking no impertinence. She has gentle hands, but hidden strength beneath that cannot be denied. She is meant for him, he can feel it, and to these ends, Rowan applies himself to woo her favour, to bring her into his home, his life, and his bed. She is all that he desires in a woman and wants in a mate, and she is, unknown to him, the key to his ultimate fate. What he feels for her surpasses all, and even his best friend Angus can sense her abilities, her nature, her meaning for Rowan. This is the one Rowan has been waiting for, her origins don’t matter to him, it is only the attraction, the love, and respect that he feels that is important. It is the sense of destiny that guides him, and his inner dragon…

It is an act of pure hatred, greed beyond measure, and a man, Harper of Castle Glendaugh hopes to soon be master of Kells and all that surrounds it as well. Yes, he wishes to claim that which he wants to be his, the expansive lands and estates of Glendaugh are not enough for Harper. Even though Kells belongs by blood rights to his half-brother, it won’t stop him from trying to procure it for himself. Yes, he murdered his mother and step-father to get it, and he thinks nothing of attempting to destroy his half-brother to get the desired results, especially when he learns Rowan has married the woman he wants for himself. He would never marry Kira, he wouldn’t ever let himself be so smitten, but he enjoys toying with and hurting people, the more vulnerable the better. Rowan knows nothing of his plans, and Harper plans to keep it that way. Of course, Harper has heard the Legends of Kells, and the magnificent dragons that came to the command of the Lords, and he is certain he will have that power when he takes over the lands and the Castle of the Great Dragon Lords of Kells.

Welcome to Kells, and the Legendary Dragon Castle of Locks Glen that guards the enchanted lands and forests of the Dragon Lords. There has been murder and mayhem afoot, the former Dragon Lord murdered in his home, his wife, and many of the people who are faithful to him as well. Rowan has returned home to this catastrophe, and has had to pick up the mantle of power. His father’s death left a vacuum in the land, and the powers of the dragon sleep untouched by Rowan, and truly unknown to him. When Rowan is wounded and found by Kira, she recognizes in him the latent dragon spirit, the unused knowledge and strength that will be his to command if only he can and will recognize and wake his dragon. This time, the unsettled nature of the conflict is increased due to magical forces. Now is the time for Rowan to confront Harper, and it is up to him to bring forth his true inheritance…

Brenda J. Weaver has a wonderful tale for which I’ve only begun the hints, and I know it will have you calling for more. The Dragon Lord of Kells is a rich and lavishly told story available now at The Wild Rose Press.

I have only scratched the surface, so it is up to you, the reader to secure a copy of this exciting romance and finish the book. Follow the courtship of Rowan and Kira, the hateful and devious plans of Harper and Griffin to keep the lovers apart, and destroy Rowan. There are twists and turns, magic and mayhem within the pages, and believe me when I tell you, this is not a book you will be able to easily put down. Check it out, and remember, the only good book is one that is read. This I have read, and it is GREAT!

Yours in good reading,


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