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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Book Review: Breaking the Nexus (book 1) by Lindsay Avalon book tour

Breaking the Nexus (Mythrian Realm #1)
by Lindsay Avalon

Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 18th 2013
by Blue Phoenix Publishing 

*** Breaking the Nexus is finally here!! The story continues in book 2, Waking the Phoenix, coming in Spring 2013! ***

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.

*** Warning this book contains two graphic sex scenes featuring a sexy detective *** 

Romance and Revelation!

"On the other side of that Gateway is Myrthrian, a place where every one of your nightmares walk beside you."

A perfect description for the premise of this story. Sha, a sentinel in that parallel world charged with keeping the human and fantasy world separate, falls through a crack in the Nexus and finds herself thrust into the human realm. She is introduced to Connor, a police detective called to investigate a possible "serial" murder site. Little did he know that this middle of the night phone call will change life as he knows it.

Connor had been having an unusual dream featuring a woman he can't get out of his mind. In answering the middle of the night call, he comes face to face with that same woman and immediately feels a protective, irrational feeling of attraction. Fearing a mandatory psyche evaluation, Connor never the less opens his mind and heart to this suspect from another world. He begins a journey into a "dream world" where he experiences first hand the stuff nightmares are made of.

Sha is attractive to the reader as a spunky, loyal and cute character who uses phrases like " draka!" and "Mother night!". Connor is not always as tactful using some four letter words that might offend some but would have surely come out of my mouth in the same situation! Surely when the world as you know it is about to end you are given a little leeway!

There is a major evil player trying to totally destroy the Nexus veil to allow a total takeover of both realms. A sneaky bastard who travels from human to human using them to fight his battles then causing the poor souls to commit suicide when he is done with their host bodies. What a parasite!

Connor stands shoulder to shoulder with Sha to battle the evil being and they still find a couple times to satisfy their immediate attraction to each other, all in glorious detail.

How far will Connor go to protect and claim the one who stole his heart and head? Is there more to his character than just strong and sexy? Has his eyes been opened to the meaning of "for better or worse"? I recommend you pick up this book and find out!

This book kept me wanting to turn the page until the end. I loved the main characters and was disappointed when it ended. I MUST pick up the next installment of "The Mythrium Realm" and continue my journey with Connor and Sha!

I give this 4 1/2 sheep.

Jeanie G.

About the Author:
Lindsay Avalon is a wife, owner of a devious mini Schnauzer, programmer, and now an author. An avid reader, her amazing husband never seems to mind the multitude of books scattered around the house. However, after listening to the words “I have nothing to read” one too many times, he suggested Lindsay try her hand at writing her own books.

Since she’d never liked writing in school, she balked at the idea until her sister pestered her to participate in NaNoWriMo. It was then Lindsay realized that it was never writing she hated; it was writing boring essays. Creating worlds of magic, mystery, adventure, and romance became her true calling. In 2012, she embarked on the journey to become a self-published author and to bring her crazy ideas to life.

In 2013, Lindsay decided to ask a fellow author about her publishing company, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. It was a spur of the moment, impulsive decision, and one which Lindsay is eternally grateful she made. Though self-publishing was exhilarating, being a part of her amazing publishing family gives her a bit of structure in her chaotic existence.

When she’s not writing or spending time with her husband, she’s hiding out from devious bears seeking to thwart her writing efforts, pestering her amazing friends and personal assistant, creating works of art in resin, and a multitude of other things that capture her attention at the moment. You can find Lindsay online spreading insanity across Facebook and interacting with her many lovelies. She loves hearing from her readers and fellow writers!


  1. Want! Great review, thank you!

  2. I absolutely adore Lindsay Avalon, BtN, Warrior Unleashed and WtP are just fabulous reads!