The Crystal Warrior

By Maree Anderson

A career-focused dancer who’s sworn off men…

A cursed crystal warrior on borrowed time….

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Chalcedony (Chalcey) is too busy planning the launch of her dance studio to fret about the absence of men in her life. Besides, she’s hanging out for the man of her dreams — if such a creature exists. Her ordered world is turned on its head when she’s given a piece of wulfenite crystal, and Lord Wulfenite, Keeper of the Shifting Sands fief, emerges… and kisses her like there’s no tomorrow.

Before they realize what’s truly at stake, Chalcey has bonded with Wulf and his life is in her hands. And with the Crystal Guardian’s curse final test looming, Chalcey must confront her feelings for Wulf… and find a way to save him before it’s too late.

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Other books in The Crystal Warriors Series:

Click here to go to the book page for Ruby’s Dream (Book 2 of The Crystal Warriors series)

Click here to go to the book page for Jade’s Choice (Book 3 of The Crystal Warriors series)

Click here to go to the book page for The Crystal Warrior Series Bundle (Books 1-3)

Click here to go to the book page for Opal’s Wish (Book 4 of The Crystal Warriors series)

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Formats: eBook & Trade Paperback
Length: Novel; 92,000 words /320 pages
eBook Price: US $4.99 FREE at most eBook retailers
Trade Paper RRP: US $12.99/ GBP 7.99/ EUR 9.99
Publisher: Maree Anderson
Published: August 2011 (eBook) April 2014 (print)
eBook ISBN:
Print ISBN:
9781465715142
9780992249854
Amazon ASIN: B005H6Y60M

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Reviews for The Crystal Warrior:

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“Holy Molly… Superb… Till the end Maree had me captive in her world of crystal warriors.” ~ Mmmarvi , iBooks AU

You gotta read this! I really enjoyed this book. I was up until five am in the morning reading it. I had to finish it the next day. I loved the storyline and the humour. It reminds me of the Paladin series by Alexis Morgan, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed that series. I also recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal romance. In fact I enjoyed this book so much that I’m now going to collect the rest of Maree Anderson’s books.” ~ SLACKER888 iBooks AU

“Excellent mix of modern day reluctant heroine meets hunky warrior of millennias past. Fast paced and humorous with enough action and drama to keep you riveted until the last page.” ~ Adele, Amazon US

“I loved this series. i read this book and then had to immediately buy the next two. [...] the woman in this series are strong vocal independent but vulnerable. i love them. i cant wait for more in the series to come out.” ~ Dez, Amazon US

“Alright Maree Anderson…u just made my top five favorite author list. I am so stoked with this book I can’t wait to read the next one. WOW! This was truly an amazing read. I gotta say that I was not disappointed in the least. I am and will be checking out the rest of the books that were written by this author. Excitedly so!!!! If anyone out there hasn’t checked this book out, I strongly recommend u do so. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!” ~ Barbie Shannon, AmazonUS

“There are plenty of romances featuring cursed heroes trapped for centuries only to be freed by true love, but this is one of the better ones. I enjoyed the ambiguity surrounding Wulf’s history, plus the leading lovers’ questioning of their own feelings; are they truly in love or being manipulated by a spell to feel something that isn’t real? The addition of several other characters, such as Chalcey’s friends Sam and Jai certainly add to the plot, plus Chalcey’s mother’s role adds a nice twist. Her connection to the crystal warriors however didn’t prove the surprise it should have been considering what her name is. Also there are only a few brief descriptions of the other cursed warriors, but I look forward to learning more about them in the other books available in this series ‘Ruby’s Dream’ and ‘Jade’s Choice’.” ~ Book Addict, Amazon UK

“This is a real page turner. I literally could not put it down. Heart wrenching, humorous, and a whole lot of sexy. One of the best books I’ve read in a while.” ~ Hail to Dervish, iBooks

“Just found my new favorite author! Amazing book. Had me on the edge of my seat then sent me flying!” ~ Blondandkooky, iBooks

Fantastic, cannot believe its a freebie! This is a well written, full length paranormal romance (about 650 nook book pages). A few well placed sex scenes but not (thank you!) so much that you feel the story is lost and you are reading written porn. (I so get over that!) Characters were well flushed and the plot was captured perfectly. I didn’t want to put it down! I plan on purchasing the rest of the series and looking into her other series as well. Shades of Lara Adrian, JR Ward and Victoria Danaan can be felt in this novel. I highly recommend. Readers should be over the age of 16 due to brief sexual scenes. Beautifully written. Thank you, Ms. Anderson for this fantastic free book.” ~ Jennifer Keller, Barnes & Noble

Wonderful Surprise. I found a free copy of The Crystal Warrior and wasn’t expecting a lot. I was very surprised when the story hooked me from the first pages. The story is original, charming and the characters are very likeable and I couldn’t wait to read about the other warriors. I already have two more warrior stories in my kindle, waiting to be read. This book was a really nice surprise and I can’t wait to go back in to the warriors world and see what happens next.” ~ Reading Addict, Amazon

“A Cursed Warrior Seeking Redemption and a Disillusioned Dance Instructor Get A New Chance. I picked up this book because I thought the blurb sounded interesting and at the time it was free so I was willing to take a chance. I am so glad I did because I’ve now found a new series to enjoy. The world building of this story was very creative and refreshing when compared to the majority of romances with fantasy romance blended with the contemporary that are available out there. [...]  The characters were great. Chalsey is a blend of lots of things and as I said had a lot of growing to do. Wulf, even though he is the old time warlord with antiquated ideas about women, seems to adjust easier than Chalsey. He accepts the changes of a modern world even while retaining quite a bit of his warrior spirit and alpha male-ness. I loved Jai, Sam and Ezmeralda as the sidekicks they were almost scene stealers every time. Chalsey’s mother garnished little sympathy for me even when she came clean. She was a cold-blooded gal who made a decision that made me cringe when I read it and I hated her for actively trying to force her decision on Chalsey when their situations were very different (not that I don’t still condemn her for her own decision no matter the circumstances). [...] a good story that I recommend to those who enjoy contemporary romances involving a magical or fantasy element to them.” Read the full review from Sophia Rose, guest reviewer for Delighted Reader blog on Amazon.

“Just picked up the 1st book in the Crystal Warrior series via a free thang on All Romance. Tried to stay up and finish it last night and gave up at 3am. Finally finished it this afternoon after deciding that the washing and cleaning could wait. Wow… I really loved the characters in this. When I read the blurb I was not that interested in the sound of Chalcey – as in that I didn’t think I would be able to identify with a dance instructer. Okay, my mistake! I am so impressed with how you wrote a strong and independent woman who stood on her own two feet, took no crap from anyone and ran her own business. That I could identify with 100%. I read a lot of romance and I often feel that the women are not as strong as they could be and that they are simply part of a story that involves snaring some hot guy and getting a HEA- almost like their actual character is unimportant. So 5 stars and have some extra bonus cookies for writing a believable woman who I was rooting for. I wanted her business to be a success just as much as I wanted her to get the guy. And kudos for the plot twist. Usually they’re so obvious, but I didn’t see that one coming at all. I liked Chalcey’s friends and the family dynamics that helped shape her character. Wulf was a nice character too. (What’s not to like about a guy in leather?) He was a complex guy, but what I loved about him most was that you didn’t strip away his masculinity in order for him to ‘settle down’ and get his HEA. Too often books turn a bad boy into this domesticated mushy guy and strip away half of what made the character in the first place. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I really enjoyed the book. I’m off to buy #2. Keep up the great work.” ~ Catriona (via email, reprinted with permission)

“[...] I found this story refreshing. Chalcey wasn’t looking for love, she was intent on her business. She was an accomplished dancer with a dedicated staff and willing clientele. All she was missing was sufficient financing. I’ve read quite a few time travel type romances, and it is always interesting to see how the out-of-time person integrates into the new time. Wulf handled this well. He approached it as a warrior would a battle, just a different type of battle. It was interesting to watch. I am not a dancer, but I did enjoy the descriptions of the studio and the demonstration dances that Chalcey did with her dance partner. Almost made me want to sign up for a dance class.” ~ Read the full review from Heather Pearson on Amazon

“Okay, I picked this up as a freebie but I knew ahead of time that the writing would be good. My daughter is Lemon from the YA review blog [...] and she reviewed and loved Maree’s Freaks of Greenfield High. So I figured Crystal Warrior would be a safe bet -it was so much better than that! The characters are fun and well written, even the minor ones that don’t get a lot of face time (Samantha and Marcus need their own non-crystal story!) The villains are believable which sounds dumb but this is a contemporary story and let’s face it mustache twirling villains just throw everything off but you see them all the time in CR. Chalce is a girl after my own heart, even if I have two left feet. She fun and feisty but not so perky that you want to smack her every time she opens her mouth. When she hurt it felt real and not like -oh, this will last a page and then everything will be fine. Wulf manages to be a total alpha male -He’s from medieval times and an alien to boot! – but is a quick study in the art of seducing his woman. I loved this story and plan to read them all!” ~ Lisette Carrithers, via Amazon

“This book has it all, and leaves you wanting the next book in the series NOW! Chalcey is an independent woman who knows exactly what she wants, and how she plans to get it. She’s worked hard to achieve her dream, and isn’t about to let it go for the sexy stranger who rescues her from the Date from Hell. Even if he does make her pulse race, and her body ache for forbidden pleasures. Wulf is a Crystal Warrior, brought here by a magic neither he nor Chalcey truly understand. This is their story, and the author has crafted it with enough emotion, suspense and twists that I found it hard to put down. It’s easy to see why it won the Clendon Award! I sure hope Ms. Anderson doesn’t make us wait too long for the sequel!” ~ Anne Kane, Smashwords

“The Crystal Warrior is an intelligent, fast, action packed read with a feisty, sassy heroine Chalcedony and a really hunky hero, Wulfenite. This book has it all including laugh out loud humor, danger, twists and turns, and both protagonists have gut wrenching choices to be made that leave you wondering right to the very end as to whether Chalcey and Wulf will make it. I absolutely love the concept of the Crystal Warriors, and Wulf’s and Chalcey’s story is well plotted and a fantastic read that has you wanting more. Ms Anderson is an excellent writer. It’s very clear why this book won the prestigious The Clendon Award and I can’t wait to read more.” ~ rowenamaywrites, Amazon

“I thoroughly enjoyed The Crystal Warrior. No surprises that it won the RWNZ Clendon Award – everything about it was beautifully crafted. Characters felt real – even ancient warrior Wulf – and I loved the interaction between modern day independent heroine, Chalcey, and her hero. There was humour, angst, passion, the works! I am looking forward to the next book in Maree Anderson’s crystal warrior series.” ~ Jennifer Lynne, Goodreads

“The sexy alpha male hero had me hooked from the beginning and I loved the sassy heroine who tamed him (just enough). The plot unfolded at a fast page-turner pace. Finding The Crystal Warrior was like finding a Paranormal Romance Gem. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.” ~ BookLover1960, Amazon

“Do you love strong alpha heroes? If so, you’ll absolutely love The Crystal Warrior. The Crystal Warrior begins with a compelling prologue [...]  I knew immediately I had a great story on my hands. AND the writing was excellent, which is a must for me. [...] The chemistry between these two jumped off the page, and there was no putting The Crystal Warrior aside until I’d made it all the way through. Wulf is positively swoon-worthy, and Chalcedony was never the frail heroine, but fought for the one she loved until the very end. Loved it from the first page to the last!” ~ Read the full review from In The Book on Amazon

 

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Cover design by Rob Anderson
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