Book & Author Details:
Defying Gravity (A Havenwood Falls Novella) by Kallie Ross
Publication date: 27th July 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Welcome to the secluded mountain town of Havenwood Falls, home to sexy men, strong women, and neighbors who bite. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret.
The weight of tradition grows heavier on Tate Kasun each day. As a wolf shifter, he knows the ancient magic of Havenwood Falls must be protected. As the son of the sheriff, he’s expected to safeguard that magic from outsiders. But then Alex Newton crashes into Tate’s world and makes him question who and what he should be protecting.
After years of trying to prove the supernatural world doesn’t exist, Alex Newton stumbles into Havenwood Falls, past their protective wards, and into the arms of Tate Kasun. Alex discovers that the ancient ring she wears holds the power to give life, while making her immune to the magic around her—which not only makes her a threat to the Court of the Sun and the Moon, but puts her in imminent danger from those who want the power for themselves.
Alex is pulled into a world she can’t explain. Tate is drawn to Alex in a way he can’t deny. Will Tate defy his pack and put Havenwood Falls at risk to protect Alex? Or will he be able to convince the town to trust his instincts and pull together to protect this outsider?
The Havenwood Falls shared world is a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series all in the paranormal fantasy genre, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline, so they can be read in any order, but there are many crossovers among the stories.
Finally I get to read about one of the Kasun family!
This is one of those stories that I would like to have seen a bit more fleshed out; a few more pages; a bit of a slower narrative. It felt, at times, a little rushed – compressed as it is by the novella format.
That said, there was a lot going on between Tate and Alex as well as a tie in to the longer, overarching plot arc around another character whom we have heard of in other books.
I thought that the author did a reasonable job of building the attraction between the protagonists, balancing that against the tension of the plot line.
Another decent addition to the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kallie Ross has a passion for writing that has become an adventure in itself. She desires to create unique young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction.
In addition to loving her life as a writer, Kallie adores being a wife, mother, friend, and teacher. She began her creative journey with books, a blog, podcast, and lots of caffeine. Ross never imagined her own adventure would be filled with so many wonderful people or words!
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Mexican (I’ll settle for chips, salsa, & guacamole!)
Favorite TV Show as a Teen: Roswell
Favorite TV Show Now: Doctor Who
Favorite Musician(s) as a Teen: Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Muse, Beck, U2
Favorite Musician(s) Now: Local Natives, The Neighbourhood, M83, Passion Pit, and so many more!