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{December 28, 2012}   {Review} Release by M.R. Merrick

04 - Secondary Prize A - Release eBook - Release Blog tourFrom Goodreads: After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father. Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made – especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past – sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.

I’m not sure why I originally thought this was the last novel in the series, but I am so glad it’s not! In this third installment of the Protector series, Chase and his friends are back, more determined than ever to put a stop to Riley’s attempt to take over the world, and it’s a wonderful, fast paced ride! Chase is still struggling with his anger, but he must learn to put differences aside and accept help, or even offer it, when it’s for the right cause.

I really liked watching Chase come into himself in this novel; his struggles were extremely real and vivid. I don’t know that I’d be able to help someone who attempted to kill me, so Chase is a far better person than I, but he certainly didn’t do it out of his own free will, and I loved that he struggles with his decisions and his anger, as I would, I’m sure. I also loved the many conflicts between characters, the romance, and the intense show downs with the characters we so love to hate. Merrick is a master storyteller, and Release packs a punch that really leaves the reader satisfied.

Yet, this fast paced, enticing read isn’t all fun and games. I definitely balled my eyes out as I read; Merrick threw some curve balls at me that I never expected, that I certainly wasn’t ready for, and, I’ll admit, left me less than pleased. However, that’s the makings of a great storyteller right there. The fact that I am so invested in the characters and their well-being that any misfortunes bring me to tears is a testament of Merrick’s sheer writing genius. In other words, I highly recommend Merrick’s novels!! Five stars.

5 stars

To read how M.R. Merrick came up with this phenomenal series, click HERE.

Exiled (#1)

Shift (#2)

Release (#3)

Endure (#4)

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


RIGHT NOW, M.R. Merrick is giving away LOTS of prizes, to 28 different winners, to be EXACT!

Grande Prize Pack (3 Winners)

3x Signed  paperbacks (Exiled, Shift, Release)

3x  Signed 8×10 posters (Exiled, Shift, Release)

5x Bookmarks

1x Notebook (Winner’s choice of cover)

1x Magnet

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Runner-up Prize Pack (5 Winners)

1x Signed  paperback (Winner’s choice of Exiled, Shift, or Release) with signed poster

1x  bookmark (Winner’s choice)

1x  Magnet

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Secondary Prizes A (10 Winners)

Release eBooks

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Secondary Prize B (10 Winners)

1x bookmark (winner’s choice)

1x The Protector magnet

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Winners  will be chosen as follows: First 3 names drawn from  Rafflecopter will get the grand prize. The following 5  names get the runner-up prize. The following  10 names win ebook copies of Release, and the final 10 names win the swag pack.

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I love the fae world It’s magical and a pain in the ass as well. Thenk you for the wonderful giveaway

I love the fae. They are magical and a pain in the ass as well. Nice giveaway and thank you so very much

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