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El mestizo

(The Order #1)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  472 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Yo, Ervyn Morryés, del clan de la Montaña Negra, sé muy bien lo que es el control.
Como el único elfo oscuro de pelo blanco de las Tierras Altas, he tenido que aprender a controlar tanto mis puños como mi carácter para evitar que se burlaran de mí.
Y, para ser el mejor arquero entre mis semejantes, también he tenido que aprender a controlar mi respiración y cada uno d
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Published 2019 (first published January 20th 2017)
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Judith
4.5 Stars.


I wanted him from the start.From the very first time I laid eyes on him.







To say I was pretty impressed by this is a bit of an understatement.So much to love packed into about 40 pages.Part of The Order Series which will be three short stories followed by a novel (according to the Authors website)


When they meet at a training camp Ervyn is captivated by Lochan and he's determined to have him.....


His eyes were blue—so intensely the colour almost appeared offensive. Fuck, it offended me.(...)I wanted those eyes on me.



Lochim.....
Stars.
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦1, 2, 3, commence the usual whining after reading a short story:


➦Why so short, man?


➦Can you maybe, I don't know, add another... say... 500 pages to this goodie so I can continue salivating over these hot elven creatures? Speaking of elves.


➦This is what I imagine these two like, their hair might be backwards but what the f ever. Even though it's been years since I'
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Deborah
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having seen lots of 4 and 5* reviews coming through for this incredibly short read (which according to Amazon is just 29 pages long) I was intrigued.

This book is so much more than it's length, it doesn't read or feel anything like the short story it is and I'm hooked and left wanting more.

It takes place in an Elf training camp where Lochan Féyes a half-breed born to an influential Elven clan, but brought up by humans is all everyone can talk about. He's unusual, a hybrid,
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SheReadsALot
4.5 HEARTS--

I wanted his attention, but he refused to give it to me.
So I had to find a way to claim it.

This story... listen, this story? It's phenomenal. And for just 41 pages, it packs a wallop into a fantasy world I want to be a part of.




The Mutt by new author Kasia Bacon is a prequel of sorts set in the Order universe, a fantasy based world with a contemporary feel. The author begins with a note stating the characters would not let up until she told their beginning. I personally want to thank Lochan and Ervyof.
HEARTS--
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Barbara➰
Reread November 2018

I had forgotten how much I loved this. Kasia has a way to weaving a tale in such few words.
“I perceived winning Lochan Féyes’ heart, and making him mine, not as a goal—but an imperative.”


Originally read July 2017

Honestly, I hardly ever rate a short story 5 stars. But this was amazing. It drew me in from the first sentence. It never felt like a short story. The writing was phenomenal. I can't wait for more. Thanks Dia for putting this story and this author on my radar.
Shin Mon Thway
I can’t thank my friend Michaelle enough for urging me to read this short story. When I added this book to my TBR, she told me that I needed to read all the books of this author and it got me really curious. So as soon as I woke up this morning, I read this one and let me say, ”what a great way to wake up!”. 💜❤💙


The story is very short but this is only the prelude of upcoming novel “The Elven Vice”. There will be two MCs in the story, Ervyn and Lochan. Ervyn is a highlander dark elf and
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* A Reader Obsessed *
5 Stars!

Two words.

Fucking! Fabulous!! (Scuse my language)

This bridges everything I love and want from high fantasy and when mixed with MM, you’ve got one awesome setup for an uh-mazing series!!

Of course, my only complaint is that this was way too short! I want to gobble up ALL the books but I don’t want to be without! Regardless, I look forward to future indulgences but I must pace myself!
Wendy
This sexy short story introduces us to the world of elves....and let's be honest, who doesn't like elves ?? This little gem is an introduction to new series this author is writing. "The Elven Vice" will be the first novel about Evryn and Lochan.

The books opens in some kind of training facility for elves. It is entirely written in the voice of Evryn, the only fair-haired Dark Elf in the Highlands. He is also an archer, so guess who he made me think of ;)

This sexy short story introduces us to the world of elves....and let's be honest, who doesn't like elves ?? This little gem is an introduction to new series this author is writing. "The Elven Vice" will be the first novel about Evryn and Lochan.

The books opens in some kind of training facility for elves. It is entirely written in the voice of Evryn, the only fair-haired Dark Elf in the Highlands. He is also an archer, so guess who he made me think of ;)

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A new elf has just arrived at the training facility..and not just any kind of elf. Lochan is a halfbreed, part human and part elvish. In other words...a Mutt.

Evryn is smitten right from the start and he has only one thing on his mind....making Lochan his.

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Evryn tries his very best to get Lochan's attention....I liked Evryn's character, he was very bold :P

Lochan didn't stand a chance at rejecting him ;)



I really liked the writing style of this author and as far as introductions go, this was pretty good. I was actually very surprised by the steam level and the humor in this book....and hey...there is even some Elvish !!!!

" Masturbar tu-ehr uncäil assi iré "

" Have you just told him to go wank his uncle's donkey ? "

I'm very curious to see where this story is gonna go, it definitely captured my attention. It was very short though and it felt unfinished (which I guess it is, because it's an introcution). So as far character- and worldbuilding, there wasn't much. Hopefully this will be different with the full novel. I love elves, so I will surely give the upcoming novel a try.

A copy was generously provided by the authors to DirtyBooksObession in exchange for an honest review.

This review has been posted on Dirty Books Obsession
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Len Evans Jr
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
A short, very intense and incredible opening to a new series... Beautifully written, the words flow on the page with suspense and intrigue. Extremely Well Done!!!
☆ Todd
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Very* short, but with a good bit of build up to where the story is going, so I'm looking forward to the 2nd short, coming out at the end of this month.

(Free with Kindle Unlimited.)
Karla
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How can this be so short and so so good?! But dam it really is you can just feel it from the hot chemistry between the MC and falling into the fantasy world of this story. Can't wait for more even though I have to suffer while waiting....next one please!

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Love the writing style and subtle world building. Color me intrigued!

Dia
5 BIG stars

Ervyn

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The most penetrating blue eyes.

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Virginia Cavanillas
4.5

What a fantastic little read. And I’m not using fantastic because of the genre (this is about elves, yes, but this could be any place in the world, an atemporal society populated with warriors—hot, gorgeous and funny long haired warriors, to be more specific—) but I’m using the word because this was fabulous, a beautifully written short, a love story between a mutt and a Highlander, about their beginning, their first kiss and touches and the way the blonde Dark Elf (what a nice paradox, eh?) will do any
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Kasia Bacon
Jan 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Well, well, well. Looks like The Mutt got itself a nice little nomination in the Best Short Story (under 50 pages) category. Why, thank you and hell yes.

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Ele
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ele by: ☆ Todd
Shelves: paranormal
Really liked the writing! Really liked it!

If you 're iffy about paranormal, like me, don't be. There are elves, but the setting reminds me of Ancient Greece or maybe Greek mythology.

Very short, and despite the author doing a great job with the world building, the story is surprisingly focused on the MCs. Not a lot of steam but LOADS of sexual tension.

I'm invested.
Richard Derus
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindled
It was okay. A half-hour of mildly interesting story for 99¢ isn't a great bargain in my mind. Nothing about this tale stood out for me. I'm not going to read more in the series.
Bev
Well, that was brilliant and I want more!! Although this is super short it didn't feel it, the quality of the writing is really good. Nothing felt rushed or skimped on.

Yep - brilliant!

Shile
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, favorites, 2017
That was short and sweet.

Consider me invested.

“It was at least sixty paces, sir.” I shrugged, but faced with his sour grimace, I added quickly, “And no, that’s not it. The thing is, I want in the Scouts.” Ha! he is following him.

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I perceived winning Lochan Féyes’ heart, and making him mine, not as a goal—but an imperative.

Ariana
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ariana by: * A Reader Obsessed *
What a fabulous start to what I hope will be a really great series!

I’m not heavily into fantasy, but, omg, Lochan and Ervin blew me away big time!
I was sucked into the story immediately and basically read book 1 and 2 in one big deep breath.
Fabulous writing, excellent UST, lots of feels! I am totally invested.

My only complaint is the same so many other readers have mentioned:
I want more. So much more. These novellas could be easily twice or three times t
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Cadiva
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cool intro to this new fantasy series

ETA: Revising my stars up one because it actually was very impressive for just 30 pages.

I liked this intro to a new fantasy series from an author I've not read before.

It's hard to do world building in such a short piece but Kasia Bacon did an excellent job in setting down the feel and tone of this setting.

There's a gentle humour as well which had me chuckling a couple of times and I'm looking forward to finding out more about these
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Elena
A very nice prelude to the Order series.
I love elven MCs so it was a hit for me.

Kasia Bacon sure does know how to write! :)

Ervyn & Lochan are exactly what I'm looking for in MCs. And how did the Author achieve their complexity and entirety in such a short read? She's simply brilliant ;)
I fell in love with her elven world and its inhabitants and...

I WANT MORE!!! ;)
Jewel
This short totally sucked me in. I loved it.
K.A. Merikan
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r-read, fantasy

Loved it!
Engaging from the start, instantly transports into the world of the story, and great writing :)

Can't wait for more!
Sara
***2nd read: 8/25/2017
Second time was just as good as the first. No, possibly better because I can now dive into Lochan's POV!***


Where the hell did this come from?

OMG! This was amazing. I adored Lochan and Evryn so damn much! Their chemistry is off the charts hot and I want more.

More.

I just want more of this world.

The author did an amazing job of world building in very few pages that you pulls into the book fast, you see all the training that is being done and you get a sens/>Second
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MishyJo
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far beyond the realm of what I normally enjoy, but I so loved it.
Apolishedreader
4.5 stars!
I am not a fantasy reader, but I am a Kasia Bacon fantasy reader.
This is a short story set on the training ground about an archer who takes a fancy to an up and coming assassin. There is some fine tension here and a bit of a cliffhanger. But that is okay because the continuation of their story is out now so I read it right after this one. (Look for my review soon!).
The first line is "I wanted him from the start" and, let me tell you, so did I. This book packs so much into
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Lorraine Lesar
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
30 pages of delicious, seductive reading.

This little gem of a story is a prelude to a new Series, which the first book, The Highlander, is being released at the end of August. If you are only going to give your readers just 30 pages to get them addicted, you have to make them count. And trust me, they counted - I'm addicted.

Ervyn Morryes is a dark elf and Leader of the Archery Squad. His family motto is "Aim big, miss small". And he is indeed aiming big - his ambition is to join the
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Laura
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What a frustratingly short introduction to two very addictive characters and world. I loved it!

“The shock and pleasure of being touched by him so casually tingled all the way up to my scalp.”

More Dark Elves, more blue eyes, more Morryes, and more Lochan please. More, more, more!

Off to read book 2…..

Highly recommended. Learn from my mistake—have book 2 ready to go!

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This was a short (super short) introduction into an elven world that I am so totally stoked about. I liked paranormal romances and all things supernatural, so I was extra excited to see a PNR that isn't about shifters! I will definitely be continuing on with this series.

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A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives o ...more

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