Forging the Future by Mary Calmes

ForgingtheFutureLGTitle: Forging the Future
Series: A Change of Heart, # 5
Author: Mary Calmes
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter
Length: Novel (200 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 29, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.

Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.

If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-304-2

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the series A Change of Heart features our famous and absolutely gorgeous Jin and Logan. You need to start with book one in this series otherwise you will get completely lost.

I have had a chance to read many books by Mary Calmes and she is one of the best authors that I have come across in quite a while. I have my favorites and those I absolutely love, but Mary just does something to her books that is fascinating. Her characters not only have big hearts, live through hardships that could strangle a person, but they overcome it all to go on to having a wonderful life with the one they love. At first I was captivated by the title, then the cover of the book, and then I got to the blurb.

Jin is not sure of his life ahead of him. He is alone and scared, with no memory of his past. He knows one thing. He wants the one man who finds his way past the blockage that is in his head. He has a mate out there that is looking for him.

Throughout their lives they have been through hell, and the moment you start thinking it is the end think again. It had been some time since I had read the other four books so it took me a bit of time to even to get started reading this book. Don’t get me wrong it is a good story but to over drawn for me to love completely.

Logan is Jin’s mate and is not sure about their future. Jin is missing, his son is not talking to him and his whole damn tribe has lost their minds. He has to find his mate, and bring him back. He has to show him about their past and see if they can have a future together again.

To me, I would get my mate and leave. I like the little twist that this story seemed to have, or it might just be what it means to me.
I had a great time reading it and look forward to reading more by Mary. She has always given a story that captivates you and keeps your attention. Which is exactly what it did for me. I had fun with it and look forward to telling those about it. It gave me everything I could want in a story.

The only problem I have is that this story was not needed. The last book was the perfect ending and I had understood from others that it was the last story. Then to come find out this one was coming out, was not in my sight to read. It was a little too much for me to truly love, whereas the others were perfect. However with all that, the book itself is a truly fascinating story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

Honored Vow by Mary Calmes

 Title: Honored Vow

Series: Change Of Heart 03

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Shifters

Length: Novel (290pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st November 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the were-panther world.

Logan won’t be the only one making the journey. As his mate, Jin must fight with him to honor his commitment to Logan, his culture, and his tribe. But the trial is long; involving a prolonged separation between the two men, and Logan’s humanity is at stake. In order to make it through the nightmarish sepat, Jin and Logan must accept their fates, trust each other, and honor the vows between them no matter the cost.

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Review: By all that is holy, Mary Calmes you are one sick and twisted individual… and I love it. Jin is still struggling with his new powers, he has received devastating news about Crane, Russ goes missing and a challenge is called… can anything else go wrong.

By now I am sure you are all familiar with Jin, Logan and the gang and if not then why not? This is again from Jin’s first person POV.  In this installment, Jin is still struggling to get to grips with his Nekhene cat powers, which are all over the place and affecting people around him. Logan is still supportive, loving, strong and patient… really patient. I won’t go into any detail with this one because I’d just confuse myself… err, I mean you. Because it is involved and it does have a few different off shoots and seriously, Jin can ramble on like no one’s business when he gets lost in his head.

This book had me from the first few sentences and I thought my heart was going to stop.  I really thought that I was going to start this book by crying but ,thank god, Ms Calmes pulled me back from the brink only to shove me over the cliff a couple of pages later. This author is evil and will take you on a rollercoaster ride with your emotions. There is so much angst, violence, anger, rage, despair, guilt, hope, joy, happiness and love in this book that it’s hard to say which one you will experience the most.  All I can say is you will experience all of them.

Even though this has a happy ending, it’s still a sad ending as well.  Jin and Logan’s family and Tribe change. I don’t know if I will ever forgive Ms Calmes for what she put Crane through; I really do think she went too far with one of our favorite characters… now if it had been Koren that would have been understood. All the characters go through a lot in this book and I loved each and every one of them and as this is the last one I will miss them all.

I recommend this for those who love all of the above and I think you should get this book and lock yourself in a room with a pot of tea and some chocolates and enjoy.