Friday, August 26, 2016

The Amaranthine by Murees Dupe

◊ Series: Thelum Series, Book 1
◊ Paperback: 442 pages
◊ Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal
◊ Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 28, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1516929144
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1516929146


          Claire is sassy, human, and an outcast of society, who only wants to know where she belongs. Alex is arrogant, selfish, and an immortal warrior, who thinks he’s prepared for everything.
Claire knows the world of immortals is where she belongs. As her guide and guardian, Alex finds it hard to resist Claire’s subtle charm. Can the two overcome their differences and embrace their passion for each other, or will the possibility of true love be lost to both forever?

Author Murees Dupe has created a cast of intriguing characters in THE AMARANTHINE. The heroine, Claire, feels like an outcast without family and friends, giving readers someone to rally for. As her character develops, strong traits surface. The hero, Alex, is someone readers will both love and dislike a bit. As his gentler side shines through occasionally, readers will begin to overlook his arrogant behavior. Readers will be able to relate to the tug-of-war the couple faces with their feelings.

The setting of humans and immortals will pull you in as the author creates a believable world where both exist. The paranormal seems normal in this captivating new realm. The story moves at a good pace and is filled with action and suspense. There are a few surprises along the way to keep you on your toes.

As the story unfolds, readers will enjoy the growth of these characters. The process holds your attention from beginning to end. The secondary characters add depth to this fascinating tale as werewolves and vampires are added to the mix.

THE AMARANTHINE is the first installment in what promises to be an enthralling new series.

The Amaranthine by Murees Dupe, Thelum Series (Book #1), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, @2016, ISBN: 978-1516929146, Paperback, 442 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I was excited to read this intriguing story by friend and fellow blogger, author Murees Dupe. For those not familiar with Murees, she lives in South Africa and blogs at Murees Dupe. Do paranormal settings become normal as you get lost in a book? Do you enjoy a book more if the author can make you believe in the unbelievable as you’re reading?


  1. It sounds excellent. If I am hooked by the character and the plot the setting often becomes secondary.

  2. Hi Mason - thanks for sharing Murees book with us. Paranormal isn't my thing, but certainly being drawn along with the characters and settings is so critical. Good luck to Murees - cheers Hilary

  3. a nice cover with very badly positioned lettering

  4. I think the lettering is just fine.

    I love paranormal settings. If the author can convince me it's real, I'll fall right into it.

  5. This sounds like an interesting mix between romance and paranormal, Mason.And I admire an author who can create an entirely new world like that. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you so much, Mason. You made my year:) You are brilliant.

  7. I think I've heard of this author. This looks like a great read.


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