The Siren's Dance PDF È The Siren's PDF \ Ebook

The Siren's Dance PDF È The Siren's  PDF \ Ebook
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  • 150 pages
  • The Siren's Dance
  • Amber Belldene
  • 11 November 2018
  • 1601837038

The Siren's Dance➲ The Siren's Dance Read ➺ Author Amber Belldene – Essayreview.co.uk The performance of their lives is about to begin Death has transformed former ballerina Anya Truss into a vila an alluring wind nymph but her need for revenge has kept her trapped on the riverbank whe The performance of their lives is about to begin Death has transformed former ballerina Anya Truss into a vila an alluring wind nymph but her need for revenge has kept her trapped on the riverbank where she was drowned Now, after fifty years of waiting, she finally has a chance to break free by getting even with The Siren's PDF \ her cruel dance instructor, the man who betrayed her and broke her heart But for her plan to work, she must place her trust in a handsome but unlikely allyStraight laced police investigator Sergey Yuchenko has spent years searching for the father he never knew, and he finally has a solid lead Problem is, that lead comes in the form of a ghost a gorgeous but stubborn vila with destructive powers she can t control Anya s graceful beauty awakens a desire in Sergey like he s never felt before But when past secrets are brought to light, the lovers will have to face an evil that could tear them apart forever.


About the Author: Amber Belldene

Facebook Belldene grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops when she could pull herself away from a book As a child, she hid her Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons an irony that is not lost on her when she preaches these The Siren's PDF \ days Amber is an Episcopal Priest and student of religion She believes stories are the best way to explore human truths Some people think it is strange for a minister to write love stories, but it is perfectly natural to her, because the human desire for love is at the heart of all the best books and God made people with that desire She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco and loves chatting with readers and other authors on social media.


10 thoughts on “The Siren's Dance

  1. says:

    The Siren s Dance is a paranormal romance, unique in its setting and premise It s the second in the Siren Romance series by Amber Belldene which began with The Siren s Touch Each story is designed to be read as a standalone but characters from book one appear in book two It combines Slavic mythology with a suspenseful revenge plot and a sexy romance, pulled into a page turning story unlike any other I ve read.The background setting of the series is tragic The Truss family lived in the Ukrain The Siren s Dance is a paranormal romance, unique in its setting and premise It s the second in the Siren Romance series by Amber Belldene which began with The Siren s Touch Each story is designed to be read as a standalone but characters from book one appear in book two It combines Slavic mythology with a suspenseful revenge plot and a sexy romance, pulled into a page turning story unlike any other I ve read.The background setting of the series is tragic The Truss family lived in the Ukraine in the late 1960 s when it was still under Communist rule Mr Truss was a jeweler who came into possession of a ring belonging to powerful men In reclaiming that ring, the men hunted down and executed Mr Truss s family He had two daughters, Sonya and Anya Sonya was shot and fell into a river where she drowned She became a Rusalka , a ghostly water nymph seeking revenge on the man who killed her In trying to enact her revenge through a blood oath, she falls in love with Dmitri, whose uncle Gregor is one of the men responsible for their killings That s the focus of the first story, The Siren s Touch, an excellent read on its own.Anya, a ballerina in training, also drowned while running from her family s pursuers She became a Vila, a nymph with power over the wind In her ghostly form she is invisibly tethered to her tattered ballet shoe that sits on the riverbank where she drowned This story begins with Sonya, Dmitri, and Gregor going in search of Anya Together they find her hovering at the river bank, though Gregor is the only one who can see her, because of his part in her death He begs for her forgiveness, which if granted will ensure she can rejoin the living world But Anya seeks her ballet master, a cruel and demanding man named Stas Demyan who broke her spirit Though he wasn t responsible for her death, he is the man she blames for destroying her life Dmitri contacts his friend Sergey, a police officer who helped him unearth the old Truss family case while he was helping Sonya Sergey also seeks the same man as Anya for his own reasons Sergey is shocked to come face to face with a ghost And not only is Anya a spirit, she is also a Siren, her voice and body ensnaring Sergey with her sexual power Confronted with the reality that the childhood myths he heard his demented mother rave about are real, Sergey worries for his own mental well being Will he be able to help Anya in her mission of revenge or will his own demons take over The setting of this story is quite unique The Ukraine is not a common country in which to base a romance, and using the cities of Kiev and Odessa with the link to the old Communist regime as well as continued Russian influence makes for an interesting background Along with this, the story is heavily influenced by the ballet Giselle in plot and in characters I ve seen the ballet a few times myself, and it s a haunting piece about a woman who dies of a broken heart She is able to save her lover, whom she forgives for his betrayal, from a group of supernatural women The Vilas who try to dance him to his death In this story Anya, as a Vila, has been visited by the head of a similar group of spirits, her sisters in kind She s been promised a place among them once she satisfies her need for revenge.Anya is a ballerina whose goal was to dance the role of Giselle, a dream she was unable to realise when she didn t live up to her ballet master s expectations As a character, she is a disciplined, controlled young woman with sharp edges, figuratively and literally, and this has not changed in the forty years she has been a ghost She s still the same woman, with a sharp tongue and a body that bears witness to her art, and the transition of that body from invisible ghost to fully human is part of the appeal of the story She is invisible to those around her though she has control of the wind and can make herself known by displaying this power When she is angry or emotional, the wind intensifies and sometimes she has difficulty keeping it under control When Gregor who was actually responsible for her death as she was running from him when she drowned touches her, she gains her human form and can be seen by those around her Without Gregor physically present, she can only be seen and talked to by wearing an item of his, in this case a ring he leaves with her once Sergey agrees to help her.After Anya and Sergey set off on their quest together, they discover that when Anya touches Sergey she enters back into human form and as long as they keep some kind of skin to skin contact, she remains present When they lose that contact, she becomes a ghost again Back in the nightgown in which she drowned, any clothing she might have put on while in human form puddles at her feet This is a really interesting way to make her transitions back and forth entertaining, and at the same time a way to enable her to have an intimate relationship with Sergey when in her body.Sergey, a police officer, has been looking for Stas for years Stas is Sergey s father, though they ve never met Stas s mother was also a ballerina ruined in the same way as Anya and lives in a mental home, beset by nightmarish visions and memories, some too far fetched to be believed On this quest with Anya, Sergey finds himself very attracted to her As a ghost or in human form, she displays a strength of character that he s never seen in another woman Though Anya knows she can get Sergey to do anything she wants by using her Siren powers, she finds herself attracted to him in return, and wants to experience a real sexual relationship Sergey isthan happy to oblige her and they share some steamy scenes together always in human form, and only once Sergey is sure that she d never slept with his father when she was his prot g e He desires to protect her and to help her seek vengeance for her, for his mother, and any other woman Stas ruined The hunt for Stas takes on a decidedly suspenseful air in the latter part of the story, with some surprising twists and turns I didn t see coming.From start to finish I found The Siren s Dance an enthralling tale Like any paranormal romance, one has to be willing to suspend belief to imagine that the characters can fall in love, especially when one of them is a ghost The author does a commendable job of making the characters flawed yet attractive to the reader, and the suspenseful plot flows well Combine that with a sexy romance and a woman who deserves to be avenged, and you ve got an entertaining story you won t soon forget.This review can also be found at All About Romance a copy of this story was provided by the author for review

  2. says:

    After her family was murdered Anya Truss was chased into a river where she drowned She s spent the last fifty years as a ghost tethered within a fifteen foot radius and has found that she is a vila, an alluring wind nymph When her murderer finds her he offers her the chance to become human and live again, having already done the same for her sister but Anya only wants to find the man that had tormented her in life Seeking the help of police investigator Sergey Yuchenko, Anya tries to find the After her family was murdered Anya Truss was chased into a river where she drowned She s spent the last fifty years as a ghost tethered within a fifteen foot radius and has found that she is a vila, an alluring wind nymph When her murderer finds her he offers her the chance to become human and live again, having already done the same for her sister but Anya only wants to find the man that had tormented her in life Seeking the help of police investigator Sergey Yuchenko, Anya tries to find the man who had mistreated her to free herself but what Sergey doesn t tell Anya is that he has his own reason for joining the mission, he believes that he is the son of the man Anya is looking for The Siren s Dance is one of those books that has some good things about it but also some that I didn t care for With it being such a short read I kind of had the feeling it fell into that novella curse where I really just wanted to find a bitThe concept behind a ghost that is part siren needing to seek out revenge on the man that did her wrong in life plus the idea that she may become human again certainly was intriguing There was also a good tie in with the characters and their journey and relationship that was interesting What I found though was the story seemed to spend a good portion of the book building up the characters and relationship without too much else actually happening as they spent most of that time alone that it seemed to start dragging a bit for me By the time the big ending happened it also seemed to be over in the blink of an eye so I was a bit let down to have it go so quickly Overall, three stars for this read as it had some interesting bits but a bit slow for my taste.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit

  3. says:

    I was completely engaged by The Siren s Dance Though I did read the first book in this series, and thoroughly enjoyed it, this second book can be read as a standalone You will get pieces of the first couple s story though, so it may tempt you to backtrack to their story I actually re read the last few chapters of the previous book before starting this one, and it helped refresh my mind and get me right back into this story world If you ve read the previous book and worry that this one is j I was completely engaged by The Siren s Dance Though I did read the first book in this series, and thoroughly enjoyed it, this second book can be read as a standalone You will get pieces of the first couple s story though, so it may tempt you to backtrack to their story I actually re read the last few chapters of the previous book before starting this one, and it helped refresh my mind and get me right back into this story world If you ve read the previous book and worry that this one is just going to beof the same, don t fret Not only is Anya very different from her sister in her personality and history, but Sergey has a very different upbringing and career from Dmitri, making this couple unique and endearing in their own special way I liked all the special nuances of this story Anya has not only suffered from being murdered, but she has this complicated ballet history that really drew me in Belldene did a great job layering Anya She s so prickly, but there is so much hidden beneath her shell I loved the patience Sergey showed her, seeing her forthan the front she put off Sergey was a terrific guy, and the perfect balance to Anya He also has a fascinating history, and honestly, I did not see a certain part of his past coming Well done on keeping me on my toes Also, well done on creeping me out and giving me the heebie jeebies toward the end But not the very end The very end was perfect.This story definitely engaged me from the budding romance to the mysterious pasts to the creepy evil dude needing to be stopped What I especially liked is the bond these two formed Though they were seeking out the same man, their hearts wound up seeking each other out, finding the one other person who truly understood them for what they were Their love story was complicated, suspenseful, and ultimately beautiful

  4. says:

    Anya s family had been murdered then she was chased and she had drowned Anya had been a ballerina in training and now became a Rusalka whichis a ghostly water nymph wanting revenge for the man who killed her Then Anya falls in love with Dimitri his uncle Gregor is one of the men responsible for the killing of her family But Anya actually blames her dance master Stas Nemyan for destroying her life Dimitri gets a hold of Sergey who is looking for the same man for his own reasons that Anya is Anya s family had been murdered then she was chased and she had drowned Anya had been a ballerina in training and now became a Rusalka whichis a ghostly water nymph wanting revenge for the man who killed her Then Anya falls in love with Dimitri his uncle Gregor is one of the men responsible for the killing of her family But Anya actually blames her dance master Stas Nemyan for destroying her life Dimitri gets a hold of Sergey who is looking for the same man for his own reasons that Anya is Sergy is shocked to see Anya is a ghost and she is a siren which her voice and body ensnare Sergey and her sexual power When Gregor touches Anya as he was one that chased her and caused her death Anya goes into her human form So once he begs for forgiveness Anya is okay When Gregor is not around she wears something of Gregor s she can be seen and talked to So when Gregor sees Anya he gives her his ring Sergey is a cop and together he and Anya look for Stas I really liked this story It was definitely different from anything I ve ever read before But that is not a bad thing as far as I am concerned This has a little bit of everything ghosts, revenge, murder, romance, drama, Siren, and so muchI liked the ins and outs of the story alot as well as the characters and i recommend I received an ARC of this story for an honest review

  5. says:

    This book is its own siren song This type of narrative wouldn t be my normal cup of tea ghosts mystery demons , however the world building sucked me right into the narrative Belledene keeps her scenes and characters crisp and clear There was little characterization wasted on a person dead for 50 years being bowled over by modern technology The character obviously adapted quickly in life and did so, logically, in death afterlife I liked this enough that I want to go back and read the fi This book is its own siren song This type of narrative wouldn t be my normal cup of tea ghosts mystery demons , however the world building sucked me right into the narrative Belledene keeps her scenes and characters crisp and clear There was little characterization wasted on a person dead for 50 years being bowled over by modern technology The character obviously adapted quickly in life and did so, logically, in death afterlife I liked this enough that I want to go back and read the first book in the dare I hope series The Eastern European setting is different enough to provide interest, but not distracting I suspect that if I were very familiar with that region, I might have wanteddetail, but since I am not, I was fine This book is short, but the plot is satisfyingly complete And the sex is hot There were a couple minor edit misses I noted them, but was not bothered or overly distracted by them I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley No promises were made in exchange for the opportunity to read this book

  6. says:

    Copy received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review This was a good book Good not great Characters were ok, writing style was ok, plot was.ok lol It was the kind of book where you quickly figured out who were the good guys, who were the bad, the ending was clear and the twist was pretty obvious, so it was just a case of sit down sedately with a cup of tea and a biscuit and enjoy the ride Criticisms would include, certain aspects could have been fleshed out just a little bit moCopy received from NetGalley in exchange for honest review This was a good book Good not great Characters were ok, writing style was ok, plot was.ok lol It was the kind of book where you quickly figured out who were the good guys, who were the bad, the ending was clear and the twist was pretty obvious, so it was just a case of sit down sedately with a cup of tea and a biscuit and enjoy the ride Criticisms would include, certain aspects could have been fleshed out just a little bitand it could have been madeobvious in the blurb that the book was set in the Ukraine

  7. says:

    Full Review posted at Book Lovin MamasThe Siren s Dance was definitely not something I ve read before and I look forward to reading evenfrom this series I loved how both characters were seeking out answers revenge You won t believe the ending of the story and what Amber reveals about one of the characters.I give this book 4 stars and recommend it paranormal readers out there looking for a book that has a little bit of everything romance, mystery, revenge, and drama Full Review posted at Book Lovin MamasThe Siren s Dance was definitely not something I ve read before and I look forward to reading evenfrom this series I loved how both characters were seeking out answers revenge You won t believe the ending of the story and what Amber reveals about one of the characters.I give this book 4 stars and recommend it paranormal readers out there looking for a book that has a little bit of everything romance, mystery, revenge, and drama

  8. says:

    An unusual setting Ukraine and unusual ghost vila made for one enjoyable read Oh, and there s some sexy parts, too You don t have to have read the first book to enjoy or get this one, but why wouldn t you They re fun stories.

  9. says:

    Characters dancer supernatural, copWorld Building modern UkrainePlot vengeance, sudden supernatural explanationsSex mediumRead another YesGood characterization and world building The plot seemed like a lot at the last moment.

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