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The Gate of Lake Forest (Guardians of the Gate #1)

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Enter a World of Elfin Romance.
Forbidden Love, different Worlds-

With the passion of Twilight, the Adventure of Lord of the Rings, and the Magic of Harry Potter, the novels 1-4 will inspire you and engage your imagination.

Within the quiet forests of Colorado is a hidden world or at least it has been hidden from this small town for fift
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Published (first published November 13th 2009)
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Belle, Magnolia
Mar 14, 2010 Belle, Magnolia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elves and dark wolves and humans – oh, my! This story centers itself in a forest - no, that’s not quite right – in two forests, one in the human world and one in Emeralusia, land of the elves. These forests are separated by a single, hidden gate accessible only by elves and guarded by elves, lest the dark wolves get loose on the humans.

Michael Cole, star soccer player for his high school, meets a new girl in class, Evelyn, with emerald eyes and caramel skin. His curiosity immediately turns to at
Jul 26, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Very interesting twist on how elves and humans exist. There are a few parts where it slows do the feel of the book. But after the introduction for the main characters, the book reads very well. Personally I liked Venda, with her youthful talking but mature personality. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Ami Blackwelder
Apr 14, 2012 Ami Blackwelder rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This romantic series has been described as having "the passion of Twilight, the adventure of Lord of the Rings, and the magic of Harry Potter."

Ami Blackwelder is a prolific and award-winning writer having put her heart and soul into short stories, poetry, children's work and this amazing elfin series.

As one reviewer said: "She writes with tactile imagery and it's refreshing to experience this sort of romantic adventure from a male perspective."

These books are sure to capture both the fantasy
Apr 21, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Cole, A Seventeen Year Old Senior At Green Mountains Falls In Colorado Was Instantly Attracted To The New Girl, Although He Couldn't Say Why But Some Thing About Evelyn Intrigued Him As No Other Girl Had Done. They Became Fast Friends As The Year Went On And He Avoided His Soccer Pals And Stopped Doing His Homework To Spend As Much Time As He Could To Spend Time With Evelyn. One Day, He Saw Her Head Into The Forest And He Quietly Followed Her Only To Watch Her Open A Portal From Thin Air ...more
Shawn Weaver
Mar 25, 2010 Shawn Weaver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can you believe that a gate between worlds exists in the wilderness of Colorado? Well you can now. Ami Blackwelder gives young love a thriving environment in her novel, Guardians of the Gate. Aimed for young adult readers, Guardians of the Gate, shows the senior year of Michael, a star high school soccer player, as he falls madly in love with Evelyn, the school’s mysterious new arrival.
With precise detail Ami Blackwelder leads the reader through Michael’s eyes as he discovers that there is mor
Jun 15, 2012 Micheleann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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this is a great love story between an elf and a human. when michael meets evelyn he had no idea they was from different worlds. evenlyn from the elf world and michael from the human world. everything was great until the wolves began attackkng people michael wanted go hdlf fihf in the war but was told no .but then one night the shadow hunters asked him and used him as bait to get the wolves out of hiding. but when michael was attacked evelyn only came to see him how he was doing evelyn told micha ...more
Denise Verrico
Apr 05, 2010 Denise Verrico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this a charming and engaging story for romance and young adult fans. The POV character, Michael brings a refreshing innocence and re-kindles those flushes of first love in the reader. I enjoyed the way fantasy blends with the "real" world. Evelyn is an appealing character and her conflict between the two worlds is well-drawn by the author.
Jul 02, 2013 Malissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Story might havei been okay, but I stopped reading it because the writing was so bad.
Amy H
May 16, 2014 Amy H rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Ami Blackwelder writes Forbidden Passion with Every Heartbeat (Tween/YA) and books With a Different Kind of Heartbeat (Adults).

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