Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Hero by Erica Chilson

The long-anticipated novel in the Mistress & Master of Restraint series. The sole reason eleven novels were taken off-sale, only to endure a four-year journey to rewrite the entire series from scratch, creating a solid foundation to support the 1000-page tome.

In a city filled with hedonists, they need a Hero – Dominion, New York needs two.

Katya Waters and Caleb Green learn two facts: Not all heroes wear capes, and evil lurks within your nearest and dearest.

Caleb Green returns to Dominion after seventeen years in the military, only to realize he was safer in a warzone than in his hometown. All he’s ever wanted was to settle down with the fiery redhead from his vision, only to discover she’s not only already married to his childhood friend, but in serious danger from all directions. Taking on the role of protector, Caleb tries to keep the nexus safe from the storm itself.

Katya Waters wasn’t raised in Dominion, but soon she discovers her ties run deeper than those who saw her as an interloper. Enemies are hidden beneath the guise of friend and family, while frenemies turn into the strongest allies. Discarded and broken, Katya tries to reform herself into the person she was always destined to become. The editor finds it hilariously ironic how she ends up starring in a real-life version of The Bodyguard, when everyone in Dominion felt she wasn’t important enough to treat with dignity or respect.

After waiting five years, readers demand answers, and Erica Chilson delivers more than they could possibly imagine.

Hero is book 13 in the Mistress & Master of Restraint series and is NOT a standalone read.

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Book 13
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Four days after finishing this chunky masterpiece, I am still suffering from a book hangover. Anything else I read just seems like the puffiest nonsense, and just pales into nothingness... you have been warned!

This is the thirteenth book in the series, and Chilson is not wrong when she promises that this will deliver a lot of the answers which have been swirling around the devoted readers' heads. Actually, it answered so much more than that – and it also fundamentally changed my view of... (Now I can't tell you that, can I?) You do absolutely have to read more of the series to get any sense of why this is such a key part of the whole – but if I think about it, if you have never read one, this would be a total brain explosion of the highest order! I found it more cerebral than some of the earlier books, really giving you the insight behind the actions, the rationale for some of the wildest behaviour, and the key to some of the characters. I loved it, every single word.

It is undoubtedly a book which has both layers and levels; and there is a drama playing out within a saga reveal, alongside a heart-warming romance. We enjoy seeing all our favourite players in the game, and uncover more of the good and the bad of Dominion. I absolutely loved finally getting the right measure of Katya, and Caleb was a complete revelation, his absence at war giving him a fresh perspective on the tribe to which he returns. I will not say more, as you need the story to play out and affect your preconceptions, not my view of the situation. I have no fear that you will be amazed, amused, angry, delighted, and most definitely entertained.

Just one piece of advice – if you pick this up on release, then may I respectfully suggest that you actually start reading it on Dec 26th, rather than have all those guests to have to hide from on Christmas day itself. If you have the luxury of being alone, then this will keep you entertained for the whole of the holiday season.

Thank you, Erica Chilson, for another mind-bending delight.

Erica Chilson does not write in the 3rd person, wanting her readers to be her characters. Therefore, writing a bio about herself, is uncomfortable in the extreme.

Born, raised, and here to stay, the Wicked Writer is a stump-jumper, a ridge-runner. Hailing from North Central Pennsylvania, directly on the New York State border; she loves the changes in seasons, the humid air, all the mountainous forest, and the gloomy atmosphere.

Introverted, but not socially awkward, Erica prides herself on thinking first and filtering her speech. There are days she doesn’t speak at all. If it wasn’t for the fact that she lives with her parents, giving her a sense of reality, she would be a hermit, where the delivery man finds her months after expiration.

Reading was an escape, a way to leave a not-so pleasant reality behind. Reading lent Erica the courage she gathered from the characters between the pages to long for a different life. Writing was an instrument of change, evolving Erica into the woman she is today- a better, more mature, more at peace thinker.

Erica has a wicked mind, one she pours out into her creations. Her filter doesn’t allow all of it to erupt, much to her relief. Sarcastic, with a very dark, perverse sense of humor, Erica puts a bit of herself into every character she writes.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hero (Mistress & Master of Restraint #13) by Erica Chilson to read and review.

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