Winter’s Rise by Breezy Jones

Winter's Rise (Winter #1)

By: Breezy Jones
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 239
Series: Winter #1
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: December 11, 2018
Winter’s Rise by Breezy Jones

Christmas is a time for hot chocolate and snow angels...and Nina Winters wants nothing to do with any of it.All alone and failing epically with this whole being a werewolf thing, all she can do is move through the paces of life.The last - or the best - thing she needed was for Mr. Way-Toooo-Sexy Ryker to break-in and turn her life upside down. Emotions fly and Nina can't decide if she wants to punch him...or kiss him.Just as she starts to gain her balance, life tangles her tinsel. Her once lost bestie, Lindsey, has surfaced and Nina has to find her. Oh, and not get killed in the process. Between werewolf pack dynamics, Genies, and...Christmas Fae?What could possibly go wrong?

Also by this author: Frost Bites: A Winter's Series Novella
Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon


So Breezy Jones, the author of this book is one of the nicest, most caring individuals that I have met. I met her when she was a blogger before she published her books. I can not be happier for her that she is now a published author. With that said, by the time that this publishes I will have read it months ago. Tis the cycle of reviews sometimes.



Nina Winters is a young woman whos life isn’t going the best. First, her family perishes in a fire. Not only that, but her best friend disappears right after the fire.  Not knowing anyone or anything, she moves to a small town to get away from the past. Getting a job at the local bookstore was the best thing that could happen. She lived with her boss for a bit, which is right around the time that she discovers that she is a werewolf.  If that wasn’t bad enough, she knows absolutely nothing about werewolves and locks herself in a dark room on a full moon so she doesn’t hurt anyone.



Not knowing that in reality that the town she lives in is actually full of paranormal individuals. From Shifters to Genies to Vampires to Winter Fae. Winter Fae aren’t what you think. In fact one of the best parts of the book for me is when the reindeer shifters come around. Well actually I don’t know if they are technically shifters, but they are deerish in appearance. I was a bit giddy when they showed up to be honest. Why? Because no other Christmas type shifter book has talked about the reindeer. I mean they have to be special right because they fly? They can go really fast? The males have horns? Yeah during Christmas only female reindeer have horns, so any of those male sounding names must be some form of special to keep their horns for Christmas eve.



Anyways back to the book. So once she realizes what is going on, other people, like Ryker who just so happens to be a shifter also discovers what is going on. With Shifters and Winter Fae going missing, Ryker needs to figure out what is going on for his people, and how to keep Nina safe. The story develops into a web that weaves and tangles and makes a mess. Like end of Christmas time type of mess.



I really liked this story. It is from a new author. Not new to me but a new to the publishing world, and I think that this first book is a hit. It has a world that is slightly akin to our world. It has depth, plot, wonderful characterization, and emotion.  You feel the emotion that is happening because of her writing style. It isn’t like something is happening to someone else or somewhere else that you are watching. Things happen to you, and seriously there were a couple of things that pulled an emotional response out of me. It isn’t impossible, but it doesn’t happen that often.


Check it out. Since this book came out, the author has published a novella, and been part of anthology. This is an author to watch, because I think the world building and writing can really go places.



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About Breezy Jones

Breezy lives in a small town in Florida with her husband, daughter and three furbabies, as a SAHM. If you ask what first got her into writing, she’ll tell you it was over the ending of Divergent. She remembers laughing at the first person to suggest that she could write a book, but chose to give it a shot.
When she’s not writing Breezy splits her time among her many hobbies; reading, repainting dolls, makeup and graphic design, just to name a few. These things don’t come without a cost; coffee and wine. While writing hasn’t always been her goal, she has fallen in love with building a world from nothing and watching it flourish.

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