Series- The Elemental Prophecy Book # 1
By- Nikki Narvaez
Genre-New Adult /Paranormal Romance
Brielle De Luca thought she was just an average girl, despite her nightly dreams of an impending apocalypse, along with a gorgeous man that pulls at her soul.
However, on the night of her 18th birthday, everything changes when she is thrown into the Elemental World, a world where she is supposedly the One that is spoken about in an ancient Prophecy; a Prophecy that states she is the key to preventing an apocalypse.
Now she must learn to control her power over the four elements, all while dealing with the love and intense passion of her bond to the man from her dreams, Jace Vasquez.
Piece of cake, right?
"He stepped closer, only a couple of feet away from me. He smelled heavenly, like rain and citrus. “Every night. I've been trying to figure out a way to find you, to save you, and here you are, so close all this time, and I never knew,” he sadly said.
It was my turn to step closer. Tears pooled in my eyes as I said, “I didn't think you existed. I hoped that you did, but I thought I was crazy to believe that I could find you.”
I reached out my hand to touch his face. When I did, a jolt of electricity sparked between us, spreading what felt like burning honey throughout every inch of my body. What was happening to me? Whatever it was, I didn't want it to stop; it was one of those pains that felt amazingly good, almost addictive. Jace's eyes widened as an astonished smile spread across his face. “Unbelievable,” he said as he grabbed a handful of my curls at the back of my head, pulling my face to his to crush his lips to mine.
His kiss was desperate, just like his gaze in my nightmares, only multiplied. I opened his mouth with my tongue, tangling with his as our passion increased. I had never had a kiss come close to this one, and it had just started. He tasted exotic, a subtle sweetness present as he caressed my tongue with his. I clutched his shirt, twisting it in my hands as I tried to pull his body to become one with mine. Heat rushed in-between my thighs and pooled there, sending tendrils of burning warmth up my stomach. I never wanted this to end; the world could stop turning right now, and I would be oblivious, deliriously happy in Jace's lips."
Review of Envisioned
Envisioned by Nikki Narvaez is Book 1 in The Elemental Prophecy Series. It is an awesome book that is very interesting and mentions the 4 Elements. The story and the characters had my attention from the very beginning.
Brielle De Luca, a beautiful girl about to turn eighteen years old, lives in Avalon with her father. She has been having these nightly dreams that include a handsome young man. What do the dreams mean and who is the mystery man?
Brielle’s best friend Kimber convinces her to go to the main land to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. While there, Brielle is surprised when she sees the mystery man that is in her dreams. She realizes that he sees her too and that there is some kind of connection between them. That evening, something happens to Brielle. The mystery man and Kimber go to save her before it is too late. Brielle meets the mystery man and she finds out a lot of things that she didn’t even know and it will change her life big time.
This is the beginning of Brielle’s journey. She has a lot of adjustments to make and it is not going to be easy. She knows that her life is not going to be the same but she has her dad, best friend Kimber and the mystery man there to help her get through this. Since that evening, Brielle and the mystery man’s connection grows stronger everyday.
Through out the whole story, I can feel Brielle’s emotions for everything that is happening in her life and the bond that she has with the mystery man.
Nikki Narvaez has done an amazing job. I am now reading her second book, Emblazed, in The Elemental Prophecy Series. I am really looking forward to reading more of Nikki’s books. Envisioned is a must read and I definitely recommend my friends to check it out.
I give this book 5 Dandy's!!
Series- The Elemental Prophecy Book # 2
By- Nikki Narvaez
Expected Publication Date- September 20th, 2013
Three days. Three days seems like a lot of time, but not when you are racing to save the one you love. Not when time is against you.
Three days is all Jace has to save Brielle, to prevent both of their deaths. Both have more to battle than they ever imagined while they fight for their lives, their souls, and their love.
Will Jace be able to rescue Brielle, or will the fate of the world die with her?
Hades walked in with that stupid smirk on his face, which I couldn't wait to remove. When he reached me, he sneered as he said, “I'm going to give you one last chance to surrender your power to me. I shall spare you and you can go back home. If not, you can stay here while I continue to torture you until you beg me to take it.”
I snorted. “That will never happen. I would never give you my power, even if I knew how, which I don't.”
“Not even for the life of your flame?” Hades asked smugly.
I stiffened as fear spread over me. Had he found Jace? He couldn't have – Jace just got here. I could still feel him, and he wasn't in the building yet. Hades directed his attention to the door, which opened to two minotaurs dragging Jace between them. No. No, no, no!
I concentrated on talking to Jace in my mind, but he didn't respond. He still felt like he was somewhere else in the Underworld, not standing right in front of me. I knew our connection was having issues from being apart, but shouldn't it be back to normal since he was in front of me? He barely struggled against his captors, and he wouldn't even look at me. Jace, look at me! Look at me!
He still didn't respond. Something wasn't right. This couldn't be Jace – all my senses but my sight told me it wasn't, but how could I deny it when he stood before me? He looked like my Jace, and given I was probably delirious from everything I'd experienced down here, I didn't put much weight on not being able to hear or feel him. Our bond was probably all fucked up from being down here in another realm anyway.
“Last chance – submit your power to me or he will die,” Hades threatened.
“But, I don't know how. Please, don't,” I begged. Fuck, I didn't want to resort to begging, but this was Jace. I'd do anything for him, even damn humanity. I didn't care whether I was being selfish or not, Jace was my world, the only one that really mattered to me.
Then, my nightmare sprang to life before my eyes. The minotaurs moved away as the demons and skeletons from the walls converged on Jace. “Jace!!! Nooo!!!”
I pulled and fought against my bonds as tears blurred my sight. I couldn't feel anything that was happening to him, further confusing me as to what was transpiring with our bond. All I could focus on was Jace fighting off demons in front of me, and desperation and rage pulsed through me. I used it to empower my Akasha, but I was so consumed with emotion that I had no control over the tremendous power that streamed out of me. It erupted from my body, engulfing the room in light while wildly shooting in all directions, including upwards where the invisible bonds imprisoned me.
I fell to the floor in a heap, finally free. I looked up, frantically searching for Jace among the piles of charred bodies that had been in the path of my Akasha. Chandeliers sat in fragments in between the multitude of bodies and their strewn parts scattered across the floor. The thrones were on opposite sides of the room, embedded in the walls. Piles of ash smoked in various places throughout the room. Hades was nowhere in sight, and I hoped that I had obliterated him to one of those mounds of dust, even though he probably fled like coward when everything started happening.
I tried to stand, but I was too weak to support myself. Dots spotted my vision as I dragged myself down the stairs, praying that I could find Jace in the carnage in front of me before I blacked out. I was still alive, so that meant he was too, right? Our bond couldn't be that fractured, could it? I saw the red tips of his hair beneath a mass of blackened bodies.
I crawled over the smoking remains of the demons, the stench of which caused me to vomit on one of them. I continued crawling over bodies until I finally made it to Jace. I pushed the bodies on top of him weakly, but they wouldn't budge. I sobbed as I continued, only freeing his face and chest before I collapsed from my efforts. My head rested on his chest, which wasn't rising and falling with breath. I couldn't hear his heartbeat, my most cherished sound in the whole world. My heart shattered as I took in his charred face, his dead eyes staring back at me. Darkness crept in, and the last thought I had before I was pulled into nothing was that Jace couldn't be burned.
Review of Emblazed
Emblazed by Nikki Narvaez is the sequel to Envisioned in The Elemental Prophecy Series. It is a fantastic read. The story continues right where it left off in book 1 and it had my attention from the very beginning.
At the beginning of the story, Hades takes Brielle back to the Underworld with him. Jace didn’t like that at all and Brielle had no choice but to go. Now Jace has three days to go save her to prevent both of their deaths. If he had it his way, Jace would go by himself but the Oracle told him that he needs his friend’s help on this journey. They will have to come up with a plan on how they are going to save Brielle and the safest route to the Underworld.
Jace’s journey to the Underworld with his friends has begun and now it is time to go save Brielle from Hades. On this dangerous journey, Jace and his friends will have to stay focus and watch each other’s backs. Will Jace and his friends make it in time to save Brielle before anything happens to her? Will they be able to get out of the Underworld safely without being caught?
As I was reading, I felt like I was on this dangerous journey with Jace and his friends to save Brielle. I could feel the rollercoaster emotions that Jace was feeling, his love for Brielle, the anger towards Hades and the pain of being apart from her.
Nikki Narvaez has done a fantastic job again. I am looking forward to reading more of Nikki’s books in the future. Emblazed is a must read and I recommend my friends to check it out.
I give this book 5 Dandy's!!
About the Author
My name is Nikki Narvaez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where I currently live with my husband, our two dogs, Bella and Oreo, and our cat, Cupcake. I have been teaching for four years, but I hope to become a full-time writer and stay at home mom one day. I am 27 years old, and have three older sisters who have blessed me with four nephews and one niece. In my free time, I love to write and play Texas Hold 'Em poker. I just released my first novel, a New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance titled Envisioned. It is the first in the trilogy of The Elemental Prophecy Series. I am currently working on Book Two, titled Emblazed, as well as another Adult Paranormal Romance trilogy and a Contemporary Romance.