If you’ve been as glued to the Elemental Paladin series as I have, you’ll have been waiting patiently – or impatiently in my case -for the release of Dex and Cali’s story in Chade.
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Chade in a FB giveaway hosted by the lovely Montana Ash.
Montana is a self-confessed book junkie. Although she loves reading all genres from romance to crime fiction to sci-fi, her not-so-guilty pleasure is paranormal romance. Alpha men – just a little bit damaged, and Alpha women – strong yet vulnerable, are a favourite combination of hers. Throw in some steamy sex scenes, a touch of humour, and a little violence and she is in heaven.
Her overactive (and overindulged) imagination could only take so much before the voices wanted out. This, Montana’s journey into the wonderful world of writing.
She is a scientist by day, having grown up in country New South Wales, Australia. Writing about ancient knights, demons and shapeshifters is such a delicious contradiction to her day job in the laboratory, that she doesn’t see the voices stopping anytime soon.
Max’s arrival into Cali’s world has sparked both hope and controversy for their society as a whole. Change is inevitable. For Cali, Max’s unexpected appearance is a blessing, as she is finally free to be herself; a knight, a woman … a lover. Her easy-going, slightly cynical façade hides a scarred woman who yearns to be accepted. But when Cali meets a sexy, intriguing stranger for a single night of passion, she never could have predicted the consequences. For her mysterious stranger hides a dark secret and could be the key to solving one of society’s most shameful mysteries.
Once one of the most noble and famous members of warden society, Dex’s fall from grace decades ago has left its mark on the once proud warrior. Years of torture and self-imposed exile have left him with no friends, no family, and a menacing predator haunting his every step. One night of spontaneous desire with the woman of his dreams leads to his possible redemption … but also to his possible death. Will old loyalties and new hopes be enough to save him? Or is his soul lost forever?
Having loved both Warden and Paladin I was super excited for Chades release, so imagine my surprise when I won an ARC on FB. Well as you can imagine as soon as it landed in my kindle, I devoured that bad boy like I devour my chocolate, greedily and lustily.
I loved Dex’s character, he suffered becoming a Chade but still retained his humanity somewhat throughout. It doesn’t hurt that he’s also one hot guy. With the help of Max he begins the journey into becoming more like himself before the Chade took over. He also finds Cali, Paladin and part of Max’s Order. Their chemistry is all consuming, not to mention steamy.
The overall storyline had me hooked from the get go, I can’t really explain it further without giving away spoilers and I really don’t like doing that if I can help it. You’re just going to have to trust my judgement and download the book.
I am still in love with all the other characters, they are so strong and fiercely loyal to their liege. Even though they are an Order, they are first and foremost a family. They protect what’s theirs, it’s not just a job and I really felt that. It’s a testament to an author that can make you feel and connect with the story and that is exactly what happened.
Montana has this way of making you think, of making you feel like you are a part of her stories. These are the books that stay with you long after you’ve read them.
The only thing now is the hardship of waiting for another book, I don’t like waiting but I sure know it will be worth the wait!
Happy Reading 😊
Again Happy Release Day Chade and Montana!!!!
Here are the buy links for you guys who want to start this amazing series…