Sunday, September 6, 2015

Review: Annie's Defiance by Nicole Pouchet

Title: Annie's Defiance
Author: Nicole Pouchet
Series: Elemental Myths #3

Publication: August 25th 2015
Pages: 86 

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 3/5

Review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


D.C. lawyer, Annie Birch, believes her life is one logical assessment after another. That changes, however, on the day she accidentally teleports during a high-profile negotiation. Knowing her new power must be a side effect after miraculously getting healed by the Incan Mother Earth goddess doesn’t help matters. Annie has already seen how emerging powers like hers also come with psycho villains that are bent on destroying her, as well as the corporeal world.

The icing on the cupcake of her ridiculous day is two gorgeous men who show up on her doorstep, both vying for her attention. Now, her choices involve much more than her oft-neglected libido. Annie is tasked to play a role in the Incan prophecy, which she prefers to watch from the sidelines. Will she stick to her safe, legal path? Or will she defy all logic to experience the decidedly more fun adventures being thrust her way?

Annie's Defiance is the third book in the Elemental Myths series. It felt great to be back in this world because it features some unique mythology. I also loved how Layla (from Layla's Gale) made an appearance. It's nice to be able to see how other characters are doing.

I really liked how this book was about Annie. We already met Annie in the previous book and aside from going through some pretty terrible things involving the Incan prophecy where her friend Layla is a part of, she's pretty normal... until she finds out she can teleport and plays her own part in the prophecy. Add meeting Stone, who's been drawn to her for ages (literally) and things really start getting interesting.

As much as I liked reading about Annie, it was Stone that I adored. He was sexy, protective about Annie and also pretty fun to read about. I kinda wished there was a little more character developement for him but I still loved him anyway.

Only negative thing was that I felt like the story was a wee bit rushed but other than that I liked it. If you haven't read this series yet and are interested in reading unique paranormal books featuring Incan mythology I'd say give it a shot!

       About the Author:

Still amazed to be an adult, Nicole co-owns a marketing agency and writes paranormal romance novels. She has managed to center her life around raising her two small sons and being true to her family (including husband and friends), and is happiest near the water.

Nicole wrote a weekly column about life’s mysterious and mundane moments called “A Discerning Eye” for her local branch of AOL’s news website, Patch. Her poetry and articles have been published in journals including Executive Pie, Sacramento Poetry Corner, Mother Earth Journal, Lummox Journal, Poetry Now, Poetry Motel, and The Duke University Archives.

Nicole holds an English degree from Duke University where she studied poetry under Lucille Clifton and Debbie Pope.

As a former theater hand, Nicole assistant directed Broadway’s Little Women and Broadway’s A Thousand Clowns; served as prop master’s assistant for Broadway’s Birdy; and directed and stage managed a host of regional plays in Durham, North Carolina and Charles Town, West Virginia.

Nicole is a partner at marketing agency BlueTreeDigital, an outsourced marketing department for small-to-medium sized businesses. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and two small sons.


  1. I too thought the story was fast paced and in a way a bit short, i kind of wanted more once it was over. lol BUT OVER ALL wonderful and stone surely has my heart :)

  2. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds pretty interesting :) I love mythology but haven't read any books base on Incan mythology so I'll have to pick these up. Stone sounds like a character I would fall in love with right away and I think I'd like Annie too :) Great review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf


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