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Into the Light

(Lightbearer #1)

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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  67 reviews
They were supposed to be enemies, not lovers. Tanner Lyons is a shifter without a pack, which is just the way he likes it—until he rescues Olivia Bennett, princess of the Lightbearers. Suddenly, he finds himself fighting an attraction that makes no sense, because Lightbearers and shifters have been mortal enemies since the beginning of time. Intrigue, adventure, magic, and ...more
ebook, 1, 348 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Liquid Silver Books (first published July 13th 2014)
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Kitty
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
well you know what? that was great!
except for his weird jump to conclusion once that was completely out of character.

I think I bought this book for free so I didn't mind that id was gathering dust on the shelf.
It is good pnr. it is not the new Mercy blabla or anything but I had fun reading this book and I am eager to read the rest of the serie

when I think that I am reading these books that are on my shelf for like 2 years to clear the shelf and now I have more books to read that was not the idea
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Judy Lewis
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A TREASURE TROVE OF DELIGHTFULLY ENTERTAINING MAGICAL GOODNESS !!!
Title: Into the Light
Series: Lightbearer Series
Designation: Book One of Series, Can be read as Standalone, NO Cliffhanger
Author: Tami Lund
My Rating: FIVE DELIGHTFULLY MAGICAL STARS*****
Wowza! I love it! Color me officially impressed! Into the Light is the first book in a spellbinding new series by Tami Lund and it is absolutely fantastic! Lund demonstrates amazing talent and an astounding imagination in this novel with the extraor
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Mary Myers-Huff Barscz
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for my honest review for Books Are My Escape.
This book started off with action and kept the pace up through out the book. Tanner is a shifter that has left his pack since he doesn't agree with his father, The Alpha. He is living life the way he wants to live it even though it is hard being a shifter with out a pack. His father sends some shifters to find him and lure him back saying they have a Lightbearer captured.
Olivia is a Lightbearer, a sworn enemy of shifters, or so sh
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Titania
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

This was my first time reading this author and I can honestly say it will not be the last. I loved Tanner. He didn't agree with his father and took steps to distance himself from him. But when push came to shove, he returned home and did the right thing. I loved that he was willing to risk it all for someone he didn't know because it was the right thing to do. I also liked how he fought his attraction to Olivia. He was determ
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Jennifer Ray
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Into the Light in return for my honest review.

Action, magic, love, death, shifters, and sex! Put all of those elements together and you get a great story!

The author drops you right into the thick of things. And, she keeps you coming back for more. She did an excellent job of weaving the tale of two different species, their myths/beliefs of each other, prejudices toward each other, and their attempt to overcome these preconceived notions.

It's a story of forbidden love and ov
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Cynthia
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC for a Honest Review. I will attempt not to post any spoilers but there is always the chance.

This is a well put together book with a great plot that twists and turns where you least expect it.You have romance, danger and a old tale which says that if you kill a lightbear you get their power. You will be surprised when the truth comes out on how you get the power! It has super hot scenes which are tasteful without being over the top!

Father pitted against son, daughter w
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Sonja
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book!! It is addictive and it kept me up all night! This should come with a warning on the cover. That aside. It is well written and the author is showing us her world of magic. Getting to know Tanner and Olivia is such a joy. The tensions between the two is mesmerizing, the need to know how it ends take over. If you have a family that needs feeding, give them the take out list and a phone. They will use it and you can read in peace. I am glad that the next book in the series is out ...more
Jennifer Senhaji
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. The chemistry between Tanner and Olivia was amazing. Tanner is a natural born leader with a conscious and saves Olivia from certain death making an enemy of his own father. The paranormal aspects are unique with the introduction of lightbearers. Reading, you find out what each character is morally made of when they are asked to do what is expected and be loyal to their own people or do what is right. Great action, spicy love scenes, I hope there is a sequel in the works. I hi ...more
Sheri
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
☆☆I was given an ARC of this book in return for an honest review☆☆

Buy this book! This was not my normal genre and I think it is safe to call this NA which I am new to but I LOVED IT!!

I love the magic and the sex and I even loved the brutality of it all.

I picked it up yesterday and only finished it today because I had to charge my ereader. The story is fast paced and never lets you up for air. I found the relationships easy to believe and I feel like there was a set up at the end f2f or a seque
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Misti Murphy
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i received an ARC of into the light from the author for my honest review. i did not put this book down. I loved Tanner who was a classic alpha hero in a modern setting. The author brought interesting characters into play that were easy to connect to. The world these characters inhabited was real and vivid in my mind. The plot pace was perfect and the romance was both sweet and sexy. I can't wait for the sequel. Once you read this book the author will be one of your favourites.
Sandy Digger
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!
This is a really different view of shifters! One major difference (that I heartily approve of) is though this starts with a pack of wolf shifters they can shift into many other forms such as lion and birds.
I really liked it a lot. It starts out with some shifters looking for the alpha's son and they find him playing pool in another state. Turns out he left the pack 10 years previously because his views differed greatly from his father's views. His father is a cruel pack master w
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Jenny Brightman Harris
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. When I first received this book I really had know knowledge about it but agreed to be a reviewer for it. After the first few words I was hooked and was unable to put the book down.

In this book we meet Tanner. Tanner is a shifter who has left his pack and does not see any logical reason to return. His main reason for leaving his pack is he is the sole aire to his father's pack but does not believe in the practices that his father has instilled
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Into the Light is the first book in the Lightbearer Series.
Tanner is the packmaster's son. He is supposed the lead the pack one day but he ran from his fate and his father's obsession of magical beings called Lightbearers. His father believes that if you kill a Lightbearer you will gain their magic. One day the impossible happens and his father captured a Lightbearer.
Olivia followed her cousin Cici trying to e
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Chris
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes paranormal
Shelves: paranormal
One of the best books I've read in a long time!! I have never read Tami Lund before so I wasn't sure if I would like the book or not, I am SO happy I decided to check it out because I loved it. Tami has a wonderful style of writing, you can see what she is writing about, her concept for shifters is not the standard they are a wolf or bear and that's cool as they can be the animal they choose to be . I also really like her lightbearers, who are related in some way to the Fae, they live on earth i ...more
Rhonda Campbell
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

I started this with the intention of reading the first few chapters and going to bed, but at 60% I gave up the pretense of just one more chapter. I couldn't put it down. I found myself laughing not just at funny stuff but also because I was so happy at certain points in the story.

Olivia is the only heir for the coterie and as such has certain responsibilities. Responsibilities she does not want and tries to escape. Olivia is beautiful, strong, and stubborn. She has a loveable personali
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Pamela Talley
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+
Shelves: favorites
Great story! Five Stars!, Review by Pamela Talley January 4, 2015
This review is from: Into the Light (Moonfate Series Book 1)
What an unique concept. Lightbearers are magical beings that replenish their magic from sunlight. They have been hidden away for over five hundred years, never seen, but the myths still survive. Aside from the Fae who created them millennia ago, Shifters are their enemies. Quentin Lyons, pack master and all around bad guy is obsessed with capturing and killing a Lightbeare
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Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not quite sure I can put into words how great this book was!! I'm not sure where this author was hiding but she is definitely got a new stalker in me!!

This story was really well written. The author did an amazing job with the characters, dialogue, and scenery. I'm absolutely in love with this world!

I love Olivia. She is so confident and brave. Even in the face of shifters who wanted to kill her, she didn't show fear. She truly is princess material. This wasn't an insta-love but the love bet
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Gina Roberts
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this wonderful book in exchange for a review and found it totally engrossing.

Imagine if Romeo and Juliet were not children of opposing houses but opposing races—opposing *magical* races.

That is the situation in Tami Lund’s Into The Light, the first book in her Lightbearer series.

Instead of the warring houses of Montague and Capulet, we are presented the tale of warring magical races: Lightbearers and Shifters. So I suppose you could say Tanner and Olivia are magic-crossed l
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Ann
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of a new series by Ms. Lund and she is a new author for me. I picked up this book after reading the blurb and feeling like I was already into the story. Once I started reading this book I did not want to put it down and finished it in just two hours of non-stop reading....and once I was finished with this I was looking for the next in the series. I really enjoyed the new Lightbearer character, this is a paranormal character I had never heard of but really enjoyed learning ...more
Sydney Hopke
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This author was a new to me before this book and now she's a must read! All his life Tanner was told if you kill a Lightbearer you'll get their magic and then when he meets one he saves her instead. So what happens when a shifter and a lightbearer start having feelings while trying to get her home while hiding from those who want her magic? An amazing story that this author tells in a way that had me smiling, laughing and holding my breath to find out what happens next. I like how the story revo ...more
Lory
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great start for new series I found it very entertaining the whole concept was unique and different I love the fact that the shifters could change into different things. I loved Olivia I like the fact that she wasn't some damsel in distress she was confident and brave. Even when she thought she was going to die she showed no fear. Tanner was everything was everything a alpha male should be plus he has a big heart. I like the fact that there wasn't an instant hook up between Tanner and Oliv ...more
Melissa Stark
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Into the Light by Tami Lund. The book was very intriguing as the characters and the plot were unique. I thought the Lightbearers were really cool, and I loved the conflict between the shifters and the Lightbearers. Again, an interaction I haven't read before, and I couldn't wait to read what was next. Definitely a page turner. I stayed up until 2:30 am to finish it!

The romance was spot-on. Tanner and Olivia were the perfect couple. I also enjoyed the pack they acquired. Some hea
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C.D. Hersh
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it

This first book in the Lightbearer series introduces the reader to a pack of shifters with a domineering pack master, his rebel son, and the race of lightbearers who stay hidden in their magically protected coterie. This mix of magical factions brings about a fast paced and enjoyable read. The book almost ends too quickly but fortunately the second book in the series is out.

This is a story about love that transcends families who have been mortal enemies for centuries. However, this does not end
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Sheryl
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Tami Lund. This is book 1 of the Lightbearer series by the author.

Olivia Bennett is the princess of the Lightbearers and is captured by her enemy who thinks all lightbearers should be killed for their magic.
Tanner Lyons does not believe his father and tries to help free Olivia but in the process he falls in love with her. Together they try to prove that both beings can get along with out killings.

The author seems to create character
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wanda flanagan
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this book .I found it to be very fresh and different from other shifter books I've read and I loved the Lightbearers this was a completely new paranormal being for me .With lots of action and filled with emotion its a read not to be missed .The story flowed well and the characters were well written I found myself falling into the story and going along for the ride with Tanner and Olivia. This is ...more
TDCbookreviews
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of a series. In this installment, Lightbearer Olivia falls victim of kidnapping of the local shifter pack. Pack leader, Quentin, is convinced he can absorb magic from killing her, but his son, Tanner, has other plans. Instead of killing her, Tanner helps her escape. While on the run, the two realize that their species do not need to be enemies.
This book reads as a modern Romeo and Juliet story with a happy ending. I look forward to reading the next installment. I give thi
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Jessica Thompson
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I had no idea what to expect going in, paranormal is not my usual genre. Regardless of genre - I really enjoyed reading this book!

The story was well written with plenty of background information in order for this new world to make sense. The characters were believable and normal despite their supernatural powers. Both Tanner and Olivia felt young, hip and fresh when they could have easily skewed old fashioned due to their secret societies.

Cant
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Meliss
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for an honest review. Wow.. there is so much going on in this book. It is filled with ancient legends, obsession, rebellion, betrayal, friendship and of course love. It is a crazy journey that kept me up well into the night because I just could not stop reading. Danger awaits Tanner and Olivia at every turn and passions run Hot. More than just their lives are at stake, the fate of the world as we know it lies in their hands.
Teresa Stirewalt
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful read. This story is different then other shifter stories. I found it to be very refreshing. The suspense and tension kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not put the book down until I was finished. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series. The only problem I had was the formatting for my kindle HD was off but I was able to read and enjoy the story regardless.
Tina
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was giving an ARC for an honest review. WOW, I freaking loved this book! I loved the freshness of it. This story is well written, flowed well and before I knew it, over. This story will amaze you how people can believe so strongly in something that they obsess over it, it rules their life and they get others to believe as well. What is the cost for such belief? You have to read the book to find out. Fantastic read and I cannot wait for more about this world.
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“But no one has seen a trace of lightbearers in over five hundred years. Somebody wiped them out. Probably our kind, trying to inherit their magic.”

“Probably our kind eating them for dinner,” Finn contributed to the conversation for the first time. “Back then we were slightly more primal.”

“Slightly,” Tanner remarked tongue in cheek.”
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