GENRE: Gay Fantasy Romance
LENGTH: 22,312 words
It is time to go to my son.Nen waited to hear those words from the Vasilissa for fifteen rotations, since that time the snow wouldn’t stop falling. But now that he’s about to meet Anani, the love of his life, again, he’s afraid. What if Anani doesn’t feel the same anymore?Anani, the guardian of the water element, was only seventeen when he was banished from his mother’s court. Heartbroken he couldn’t be with the one he loved, he lost control over his emotions and his power. No matter what he tried, the snow wouldn’t stop, and as a last resort, he was sent away.When they finally meet again, Anani is hopeful but disillusioned. The law that kept them apart hasn’t changed. How will they be able to find their happily ever after? And what happens when the snow starts falling again?EXCERPT:
Nell Iris has quickly become one of those authors I can’t wait to read. Every little story is packed with some much. It’s always full of love and hope, even when the outlook is extremely grim. There’s always a little bit of angst, but the outcome is always more than worth it. And this little story is no different.
When two people who love each other more than life itself can’t be together, it is unbearable. For Nen and Anani both, they are in love. But as Anani grows older, he quickly realized that love between two men will never be accepted. As a guardian of the water element, his anguish came out in a way no one could stop. A snow and ice storm. Not even the mighty Vasilissa could stop the heartbreak and storm. So she sent her only son away, to try to stop the storm from completely demolishing everything. For fifteen years, Anani has been on his own, until the Vasilissa finally told Nen he could go to Anani and be together. Full of anguish at what Anani might think afte
I couldn’t put this down!
Nell Iris has done it for me again. She’s written a relatively short novella that totally pulled me in and wouldn’t let go. I don’t read much fantasy romance; I’m not sure why but I just don’t usually pick them to read. But when offered the opportunity to read and review a story by Nell Iris the answer will always be yes, unless something unavoidable prevents me from doing so.
Because I don’t read much fantasy, Snowed In: Nen and Anani took me a few pages to get into, and understand the world it was set in, but boy after that I couldn’t put it down. It’s a wonderful, slow-burn story about a love that was forbidden and yet wouldn’t be denied in the end.
The sex is minimal in this one but the romance and overwhelming feeling of love is not. The connection between Nen and Anani was powerful, even after years apart. I’m so glad I read this story.
***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***
A fantasy story about forbidden love, changing seasons and a snowed path.
Anani is not allowed to express his deep love for Nen and that’s why he can’t temper his power over elements. His mother The Vasilissa, holder of the four elements, has to keep life in balance so she commands her son Anani to leave.
Nen without his beloved Anani, is hurt for many rotations and after the fifteenth rotation, the Vasilissa orders him to find her heir Anani aka the Vasilieu and bring him home. So there goes Nen, with a heart full of love.
The most enchanting scenery reveals before my eyes, a world described with the finest details, all my senses were on high awareness. An amazingly written romance. Overwhelming element forces outside were expressing the turmoil inside a small cabin.
There are beautifully woven sentences with an expression, I imagined me in a completely white world with a magical misty atmosphere and dampness.
A story with engaging delicate and delightful characters,