Monday, February 27, 2012

THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL by Lisa Renee Jones Review and Contests!!!

Hello and welcome to THE DANGER THAT IS DAMIAN blog tour! I am thrilled to be able to be a part of this because it is such a great series that I want to share my love of it with the world. Today I am going to start off the tour with a little background on the series.

Area 51 has proven to be more than a place from which alien rumors originate. It is there that the United States government  created Super Soldiers under the top secret “Project Zodius,” soldiers they called GTECH enhanced. Alien DNA purported to be immunizations was injected into elite soldiers, and a new race was created—soldiers with unique powers. Human to the normal eye, but not quite so human anymore.
All Super Soldiers are dangerous but some are stronger and more powerful than others. All are fighters with incredible strength and speed along with unique mental powers. Rapid metabolism delivers them an amazing ability to heal from injuries, and a simple bullet is no longer deadly against muscles like steel. They are deadly fighting machines who can travel with the wind.
Along with this new breed of soldier had come a thirst for power. A thirst that Adam Rain intends to sate. This soldier had developed a vision for a “perfect race.”  He became the new Hitler, calling his followers, those enhanced soldiers, the “Zodius.” The first step in Adam’s plan to rule humanity had been to take over Area 51. The main obstacle to his plan had been breeding, and he had a team of scientists working to solve the problems: a GTECH  can only bear children if mated; and a Zodius only has one true mate (Lifebond). This meant he had to find compatible women for his men, an obstacle he became determined to overcome. This had left him searching for genetic and alternative birthing methods. He had used humans like tokens, promised them power or conversion, or threatened their families. Once he has perfected a way to grow his race, there will be no stopping him.
A group of these Super Soldiers led by his brother, Caleb, has defied Adam’s rule and formed “The Renegades.” These Renegades operate from a hidden facility deep in the Nevada mountains below the surface of the earth, designed to hide the Renegades from Zodius radar. These Renegades will form an uneasy alliance to the United States government, protecting humanity.
But Adam aspires to rule the world, and he believes he can do so with Caleb by his side. Adam is taking every step possible to ensure that Caleb joins him, and that the Renegades become part of the Zodius.
Caleb and his Renegades will do anything to see Adam fall and humanity saved from his wrath.

There is more information on Lisa's website. Click HERE to check it out!

Ok so now that you have read that, I am going to continue with my review and feature of the first book in the series. This book is the beginning of a fantastic adventure with amazing heroes and strong heroines. It is exciting, sexy, and incredibly interesting. I am not going to say much but instead let my review speak for itself. So without further ado, let me present to you....


One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.
Fate leads Michael back to Cassandra Powell, for she holds the key to defending his comrades. With their loyalties divided between duty and the people they love, only together can Cassandra and Michael overcome insurmountable odds to save humanity from the wrath of a madman.
But no ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…

Wow! This book is amazing. 

It comes in two parts. Part one is like a extended prologue where you learn some back story about the world Ms Jones takes you into. You also learn about Cassandra and Michael and the other characters. Part two is where things get really interesting.

Michael is a soldier that was injected with alien DNA and is now part of a group of soldiers called GTECHs. Cassandra is the daughter of the man who changed these men. When they first meet the chemistry burns up the pages. They quickly become an item and things are going well until one day all hell breaks loose and they are both forced to make decisions that may change their lives forever.

I loved this story. It was well written and the plot made sense. There were a lot of complicated scenes and everything still seemed to flow. There are actually three groups of people that you are reading about and I loved the fact that you get an insight into all of them. You don't just get to hear from Cassandra and Michael, you get to hear from a lot of different characters good and bad. It really helps you understand what is going on throughout the whole story. All the characters are strong and interesting. The chemistry is explosive, the action keeps you interested, and the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book left me wanting more! A must read!!!

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what this means

It just so happens that this book is on sale right now for 
ONLY $1.99

Today to start off this amazing blog tour I have a special treat for you. Lisa is offering one commenter their choice of either an e-copy of THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL or THE STORM THAT IS STERLING (winner's choice) All you have to do is fill out the form below and comment on the review. Information about more contests below the form.

WAIT!!!! Don't leave yet. I have more contests for you. For any commenters who chose to do ALL of the above 5 extra entries, I will put your name in a hat to win the entire signed Hotzone Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones. commenter will also win the grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card at the end of the tour. For every post throughout the tour that you comment on, you will get another chance to win the grand prize. That is a possible 16 chances to win! 

Go HERE for a complete list of blogs participating in the tour.

So, go forth and comment, tag, like, etc, and be entered to win all kinds of prizes!

Be sure to visit RAMBLING READS tomorrow for Day 2 of the tour.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,


  1. this sounds like an amazing series! anything with that many martinis and hot men, count me in!

  2. I've read Michael and I remember really liking it. So behind. I need to catch back up. I need to read Sterling.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  3. I love this series! Looking forward to Damion.

    I love the rating system :)

  4. this series is in my TBR and I can't wait to get to it!

  5. I just wanted to post and say how much I LOVED this series!! I bought the first two books and have Damion pre-ordered! I can't wait to see what happens next!! Love,love, LOVE this series!!

  6. Great blog post, Leagh! I can't wait until I can read these books. They sound so good!

  7. I have to add this on my TBB list.

  8. Welcome back, Leagh! GREAT review...I LOVE Lisa's books! I have Sterling...but missed Micheal. This is such an exciting series and I'm sooo looking forward to Damian too! Thx for the giveaway op! I'll be following the tour... ;)

    barbbattaglia @

  9. I really like that in the story I'll get to meet more than the central couple. Good or bad I want to meet all the characters :) Thank you for the reivew.

  10. I thought I commented early but I think I stopped by and forgot to! So sorry. Leagh I love this new look to your bog. So so pretty! Thank you for helping me spread the word about the Zodius series and thanks everyone who came by!

  11. Terrific site! And I just Love your ratings system LOL This series looks Amazing! The excerpts have me so excited!! I'm big sci-fi/fantasy fan and knowing Lisa's previous work these will be Fabulous! Thanks for sharing today.

    DragonStar1974 )AT(

  12. I want read this series, it look sounds great. this series is in my TBR list and I can't wait to get to it! Thanks for giveaway!!


  13. I just heard about this series, and it sounds like one I'd enjoy. I enjoy darker heroes like Michael. They seem to be a little more realistic.

  14. I love Lisa's books! I have been meaning to read this series and haven't had the time yet. Your review makes me put it to the top of my TBR pile! Thank you!


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