Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: DearHart Clan Series by Eri Nelson

Hi guys!
Welcome to my stop today in the DearHart Clan Series Tour. I have a review for each book, so just scroll down, and see what my opinion of these book are.
Book 1: The Call from Within

The Call From Within is Eri Nelson’s first look into this series.  It is here that we meet Owen our Pack’s clan leader.  He has been driven by what is expected of an alpha.  Facts that were told through the decades all but look like fiction to him now.  So he never dared to believe in fate and only let duty push him forth.  Although now his resolves make no sense and it took little to no time at all in showing him through the lust he feels for another.
Kristen Still bares the imprinted mark to our handsome alpha.  However he wasn’t the first to notice what she was and it’s that bedding of prior passions that control her new weakness.  Yes, Owen is pushed by jealousy to possess what his four footed insight tells him is his.
A former distraction wanted more than heated moments with Kristen.  In her he saw a stronger life force for his young and if Brinston Drake must he would take what he needs from her.  He just did not foresee another finding her as well.
 While the rest of Eri Nelson’s cast of characters find their selves caught up in furthering personal existences. Another by the name of Wash seeks to use their distractions as his gain.  A rogue sent to track and update, Wash is tested by his hatred and desire for revenge.  He’ll have it but not as quickly as he would like.  But soon enough Owen will slip farther into his madness over a bitch in heat.  Then Wash perhaps can use the heated vixen to distract both her and the alpha into their future demise.
The Call from Within is a fast read on only 84 pages, and is probably my favorite of the three books so far. There are minor flaws (mainly grammatically), but they’re easy to overlook.
We get to know the main characters in the Dearhart Clan Series, and I’m happy we get to meet them before being thrown into the entire pack. The love story between them feels a bit rushed, but at the same time, right – for them.
I wish that Eri would’ve explored their personalities a bit more, digged a little deeper into who they are.

Book 2: Double Call from Desire
Once again, you will encounter Owen Dearhart and his mate Kristen who for a second time find themselves facing obstacles that not only intervene but take away what Owen now finds worth more than the pack itself.
As per request Thomas Dearhart is sent by Owen to track down what they think is a rogue Werewolf. All the while unbeknownst to him, one of their own is taken from the pack. However with knowledge not known a mission at hand takes Thomas finding himself discovering more than what they assumed was a wolf gone astray. It will be this newly discovered venture that will put heat in his loins and a refusal to fully except what is in front of him.
With what seems like destiny fulfilling before him, Wash withers in revenge’s control and takes it upon himself to go further in the mouth of evil for support. So with vengeance as his goal Wash goes back to Opts where Yvone fully intends to arbitrate his ruthless control over not only the situation but Wash as well.
As a cast of characters emerge fighting not only their inner turmoil but those wishing to take them down it should be of no surprise that a few extra faces are now tossed into this dark and desperate world of the unknowns, where the urges of the beast weigh even heavier on their still looming demise.

I did not like this book. For several reasons.
The back and forth between the different POV was confusing. It wasn’t always clear when starting a new section, who was doing the talking. I wish that Eri (the author) would have divided the book differently. I don’t mind all the POV, but I wish she would’ve jumped less between them all the time.
There were also a lot more grammatical errors and slip-ups this time with changing of names ect. Normally, I don’t comment on grammar since I know I’m not the very best at it either (English is my second language after all), but this time I felt that the errors were disturbing the flow of the story. I understand that the author has done it all herself, including the editing, but once in a while, it might be a good idea to have someone else proofreading.
This time we get a small glimpse of the alpha couple, but also from a new couple from the pack; Thomas and Julia. Julia isn’t from the pack (and I won’t tell her story). I have to admit I did NOT like the way their story unfolded. I wanted to reach out and slap Thomas more than once, and frankly I don’t like him – at all. I found him arrogant, too self-conflicting and ungrateful. He doesn’t want a mate (or the responsibility), but he don’t mind jumping at every chance he gets to have sex with her. At the same time he wants to protect her from harm, he hurts her in the worst possible way, by telling her that she is unwanted, and he would rather be without.
So, no. Double Call of Desire wasn’t my favorite book in this series. Far from it.
Book 3: Heated Calls from Change

Owen and Kristen wage the war of captivities' control and fight all obstacles to find their ways back to each other. However, neither will ever be the same and brink on the lines of death to see each other once again.
Julia caught in loss will form a bond with an unexpected new life now swaddled around her. While Thomas resolves his needs and wants, to having it all with his mate.
From Forest's winter attire, comes a new face that hides well and kills even better. But she will not hide as her destiny arrives on the back of a wolf named Bry. For she and he were destined to carry the upcoming change of the werewolves world.
As revenge smolders still in the mind of Wash, he will be faced with the battle of his life and more importantly the man who will soon control all the werewolves’ fates.

Oy. To be honest, I was close to giving up when closing in on the 50% mark of the book. I am happy I didn’t give up though, because the book did change for the better in the second half of the book and became easier to read, the story flowed better, and the errors became easier to overlook.
But I have to admit, the first half… almost killed me. Did NOT like that part at all. Eri has again chosen to have multiple POV, which for me, normally is a good thing because I love to see what happens in different parts of a story (which we would’ve been cheated from if we only saw the story from one POV), but again, I felt more confused by the POV’s.
I pointed out the editing and grammar in the previous book, and some of it continues over into the third book as well, and it does ruin the flow of the story for me.
The second part of the book was much better than the first part, I was actually fascinated by Karina and her hybrid abilities. I am still wondering about the prophecy, and how it will play out, especially since it hasn’t been mentioned at all before.
Overall looking at these three books, the first book; The Call from Within is the one I liked the best. The idea behind these books are good, the different characters are interesting (could use some extra work though), but…I do honestly think that the books would benefit to have another set of professional eyes on them (a proofreader, an editor).

Eri Nelson born Erica Walcott is a Indie Author and the youngest of three in a family of five. Erica became Eri (airy) from her mother who called her that for as long as she could remember. The short take on her name took on a more solid base with the love of her life and husband, Jeff Nelson.
Together they have been for the past twenty years. Within that time they were able to raise one daughter and endless amount of pets.
Eri Nelson is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing. Eri handles all the groundwork of her books, even the editing. Because of this Eri strives to improve her abilities along with trying to explain to readers her far from traditional sentence structures. However, she will openly admit that typos follow her.
Writing is a passion for her and an abundance of never ending joy. Only one thing tops that for Eri... and that is when a reader enjoys the read......


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