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The Stolen Luck | [Shawna Reppert]

The Stolen Luck

Lord James Dupree must recover his family's stolen Luck, the elven talisman that has protected the Dupree lands for generations. Despite his abhorrence of slavery, James wins an elven slave in a game of cards. The slave, Loren, provides the only chance to enter the Lands Between and recover the stolen Luck. As the two work together through hardship and danger, James finds himself falling in love with Loren. And when a hidden enemy moves against them, he must choose between his responsibility to his family and his own soul.
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Publisher's Summary

How far will a good man go to save his home and loved ones?

Lord James Dupree must recover his family's stolen Luck, the elven talisman that has protected the Dupree lands for generations. Without the talisman, the Dupree vineyards are failing and creditors are closing in. The Luck is his only hope of saving his home and his family from poverty and ruin.

Despite his abhorrence of slavery, James wins an elven slave in a game of cards. The slave, Loren, provides the only chance to enter the Lands Between and recover the stolen Luck. Despite James's assurances and best intentions, Loren does not trust his new master and James finds it all too easy to slip into the role of slave master when Loren defies him.

As the two work together through hardship and danger, James finds himself falling in love with Loren. And when a hidden enemy moves against them, he must choose between his responsibility to his family and his own soul.

©2013 Shawna Reppert (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    SteveK The Woodlands, Texas 07-31-13
    SteveK The Woodlands, Texas 07-31-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Felt more like "Stolen Credits""
    What disappointed you about The Stolen Luck?

    This is Victorian romance novel in disguise (minus the romance). James goes on and on about his conflicted emotions and guilt for lusting after the slave elf...
    Logan's character is so effeminate I had to constantly remind myself the character was male.


    What was most disappointing about Shawna Reppert’s story?

    The basic premise of this story is challenging. It's difficult to build a romance/fantasy story around slave prostitution.


    What about Charles Carr’s performance did you like?

    Great job with a crap story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Stolen Luck?

    The last 10 minutes. Seriously.... I was hoping for a little hot m/m elf sex at the end to save this mess. The dialog was neither romantic or erotic.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 05-29-13
    stephanie Yarravel, Australia 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I really enjoyed this book."
    What did you love best about The Stolen Luck?

    The story was well thought out and the characters had a believability to them that sustained the story. There was a strength and sweetness to Loren that i really liked.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Loren and Devil were my favourites. Loren because he had been hurt and abused but had maintained a sense of self throughout his trauma. And Devil because he was a horse and i like horses :)


    What about Charles Carr’s performance did you like?

    I didn't mind it however the voice he used for James was not the voice i heard in my head. But that is just personal preference.


    If you could rename The Stolen Luck, what would you call it?

    The Captured Vine. A Long Ass Journey to the Land of the Fae!
    Misunderstandings, Meandering, Magic and Murder! Beware the horse with the wild eye!
    Watch Out, that Iron's Hot!


    Any additional comments?

    nope -_-

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-14-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-14-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Shocker... but not super great"

    This was shocker. It was better than expected; however, it wasn't a super great book. It was better than ok, but less that great, if that makes sense. Just in between. There was literally on one smex scene, which totally irritated me... There should have been way way more, and this would have been great.

    A sale book or credit. Not really a buy

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kimbra Round Rock, TX, United States 07-12-13
    Kimbra Round Rock, TX, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed ... Don't waste your time or money"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book was descrbed to be something it wasn't and I was very shocked, I didn't realize this was a romance book between two men and it was very graphic in the details. Maybe it was just me, but I thought I was going to listen to a book about a fanasty quest, not two men having sex. I was very disappointed and I wish I could exchange it for something else.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Terry Brooks - Bearer of the Black Staff


    What three words best describe Charles Carr’s voice?

    Very well read


    Was The Stolen Luck worth the listening time?

    God no


    Any additional comments?

    If you like gay romance then I guess this is your type of a book, it's just not mine.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 06-09-13
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Surprise!!"
    If you could sum up The Stolen Luck in three words, what would they be?

    M/M romance fantasy adventure. (MM is not a word!). This is a story of a very good man who is "forced" to buy an elf slave in order to save his family. Owning a slave goes against everything he thought about himself, and he struggles with his conscious throughout the book. The elf has his own journey of discovery as he is challenged to rethink his belief that all "mortals" are less than animals. Since he has suffered horrible abuse at the hands of a previous owner, it is difficult for him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the pace of the story, the blooming relationship between the MCs, the journey of discovery and the narration was wonderful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Loren realized his true feelings in the shack during the storm.


    If you could rename The Stolen Luck, what would you call it?

    Journey to Love.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator for this book really did a great job at bringing the characters to life. His various British accents were great b/c when Americans think of elves we always think of England. The author did a great job of pacing the relationship. However, this is NOT erotica in any way. There is very little sex and even then it is "implied" not explicit. This aspect did not effect the emotional dimension of the book, I think it may have enhanced it. I had never heard of this author, but she did a wonderful job.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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