Monday, May 27, 2013

Lightning Rider by Jen Greyson Blog Tour

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?

5 Stars, 3 Flames

What would you do if you had the chance to go back in time and change the course of history? Now think about how that one change would affect the future. When Evy Rivera discovers that she can time travel and alter the course of someone's life, she is faced with the same dilemma. Evy is a Rider, able to harness the energy of lightning to travel in time to pivotal moments in history and change them.
On her first journey she arrives in Spain in 1927 and meets Penya Sepadas, an older woman who seems to know what Evy is. She meets her again on her second trip, thousands of years earlier in 143 BC. Penya is not a rider, but a guide, someone who can help Evy to make the right change at the pivotal moment. Unsure of her motives and given cryptic answers, Evy is understandably hesitant to trust Penya. However, Penya is a great deal better than Ilif Rotiart, a condescending, arrogant, chauvinist who refuses to believe that Evy has any Rider capabilities and focuses purely on her father.
Then there's Constantine, a truly gorgeous man bound to Evy, to protect her and help her to complete her mission. Constantine is a Roman who is tasked with the assassination of Viriato, a Spaniard who is blocking all Roman attempts to conquer Spain. If he, and Evy, fail to kill him, Evy's life as she knows it now will be altered, and not for the better.
I loved the uniqueness of this book. Using lightning/electricity to fuel jumps through time? Awesome! When Evy first arrives in Spain, she is able to understand the people, but barely. When she is in ancient Spain, she is actually able to understand and read their language through a benefit of her rider ability which helps her to translate and understand any local dialect. I immediately thought of Doctor Who, where the Doctor and his companions are able to speak and read the local dialect with the Tardis's help.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lightning Rider and cannot wait for the second book to be released. The attraction between Constantine and Evy is HOT! The plot of this book is resolved, but Ms. Greyson leaves Evy's relationship with Constantine hanging...SO frustrating! Though this is listed as a sci-fi fantasy romance, it is a great, easy read that isn't confusing or complicated as some sci-fi fantasy books can be. If you are a fan of romance, definitely pick up Jen Greyson's Lightning Rider. 5 stars, 3 Flames

Author Bio:From the moment she decided on a degree in Equestrian Studies, Jen Greyson’s life has been one unscripted adventure after another. Leaving the cowboy state of Wyoming to train show horses in France, Switzerland, and Germany, she’s lived life without much of a plan, but always a book in her suitcase. Now a wife and mom to two young boys, she relies on her adventurous, passionate characters to be the risk- takers.
Jen also writes university courses and corporate training material when she’s not enjoying the wilds of the west via wakeboard or snowmobile.
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This novel was requested by me on for an honest review.

posted by emily


  1. Thanks for a great review!! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and review Lightning Rider and I'm glad you liked the characters (though Constantine is definitely a tough one to hate :)

    You're awesome for hosting a spot on the tour!!


    1. Your welcome! Thank you for the chance to review it! I agree that it's helpful to know the level of romance to be expected because some romance novels have very erotic love scenes! Not that I mind ;) but nice to know.

  2. Oh! And I love that you're rating both the book and the heat level! Sooooo helpful to readers!