Hunted by a Jaguar Blog Barrage
Hunted by a Jaguar, the fourth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Find out how to enter the Hunted by a Jaguar international giveaway (ends January 18th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 7 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php

 

 

Here’s more about Hunted by a Jaguar, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.

 

Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.phpA jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.

Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.

Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?

Excerpt

 

The air was thicker than he remembered. Like soup in his lungs. Moist. Hot. Stifling. Kyter tipped his head back and inhaled, dragging it over his teeth. It carried a thousand scents unique to the rainforest, smells he hadn’t experienced in centuries.

A blend of sounds teased his ears, a cacophony of insects chirruping, birds singing and primates calling. His jaguar side shifted beneath his skin, a product of his restlessness. He wanted to let the change come over him and take to the trees, prowling along the branches to stalk the monkeys and the parrots. A band of bright blue and yellow macaws broke cover, a stunning flash of colour against the green canopy as they flew to another tree.

Kyter drew in another deep breath, holding this one in his lungs, and calmed himself, shaking off his nerves and trying to see the beauty of this place he had once called home.

The trees loomed above him. The monkey chatter mocked him. Everything closed in and his throat closed with it. A deep need to turn back and escape this place and what awaited him at the end of his journey filled him. He exhaled hard and pushed onwards, taking another step towards his destination. Each step was more difficult than the last. Each stride brought him closer to a place he had vowed he would never set foot in again.

But he had to be here.

He had set out from London a week ago, the same night he had received the news via a call from a satellite phone. That news had knocked his entire world off kilter and left him reeling in the middle of his nightclub, numbed from his skin down to his soul.

He had travelled non-stop since then. Through every plane journey that had carried him halfway across the world, all the boats that had taken him down the mighty Amazon river and its tributaries, and every step he had trod during his trek into the rainforest that had followed, what had brought him back here hadn’t sunk in.

He still felt numb.

He scrubbed a cloth around the back of his neck, wiping the sweat away, and shoved it into the back pocket of his black combat trousers as he took another hard step closer to his destination.

The forest closed in again, covering his tracks for him, even though he had made sure to conceal his path so humans couldn’t find the village nestled far from civilisation. Protected by nature.

Kyter trekked up a steep incline, the path becoming difficult. He struggled to lift his mud-caked boots over each root that threatened to trip him and clung to each tree he could reach, using them as support as he pushed onwards, battling through the fatigue.

The pack on his back was soaked from the sweat that rolled down his spine beneath his black tank. He had emptied his canteen a day back but hadn’t stopped for water. Just as he hadn’t stopped to rest nor to sleep since he had left the river behind two days ago. He couldn’t stop.

Not until he saw the truth for himself.

He wouldn’t believe a thing until then.

He wouldn’t feel a thing until then.

Not how his feet throbbed and burned from the non-stop trek across harsh terrain. Not the sting of a hundred insect bites. Not the ache in his bones.

Not the agony ripping his heart to pieces.

He reached a vertical wall of mud and bushes, and grabbed a thick root, using it to haul himself up the final few feet of the hill. He planted one knee up on the bank above him and grunted as he pulled his bodyweight up and set his other knee down on the ridge.

Kyter dragged himself onto his feet and clutched the tree to his left for support.

The scars on his back ached as he stared down the other side of the hill, through the trees and the scrub to the clearing in the valley.

The village of his pride.

He couldn’t call them family. They had never been family to him.

They had made sure of that, treating him as the outcast he was, ensuring he felt it every day of his long existence. He breathed hard, fighting the memories of this place as they surfaced, shoving them back down inside where they belonged. They had no place in his life now. He had banished them and his pain years ago, or at least he had tried. His fingers tensed against the tree trunk, his claws emerging and tearing through the thin bark to the wood beneath. It curled beneath his fingers, the fresh scent of it filling the air for a moment.

No. They weren’t his family.

If the news was true, then he had no family now.

Kyter pressed a hand to his soaked chest and dug his nails into his pectorals. He ground his teeth and chuffed, the short coughing noise escaping him before he could stop it.

No one would answer that call now.

The backs of his eyes burned and he growled, baring his emerging fangs as he stared down at the village, a flicker of grief piercing the numbness within him and setting fire to his heart.

The smaller wooden single-storey buildings stood on stilts on the earth, without glass in their windows and only shutters to close over them. The thatched roofs hung wide from the sides of each building, providing shelter for the windows and the long porch across the front. They looked so basic to him now, with none of the modern conveniences he enjoyed back in England at his nightclub in London, but one had been his home for most of his life, and he remembered that he had been happy at times.

His golden gaze sought the small residence on the outskirts of the village to his right, near trees that he had climbed as a cub and still bore his claw marks from when he had matured and had raked them to scent them. The house looked so small now. Desolate and lonely. Cold.

As cold as he felt inside.

Kyter straightened and took hold of the straps of his backpack. He sucked down another deep breath into too-tight lungs as his gaze swung back to the main area of the village, to the largest building that stood proudly in the centre of a wide open area. He avoided looking at the left side of the building, where a thick wooden column rose from the earth, and focused on his kin gathered in the square.

They filled the area, encircling a sombre scene that made his numb yet burning heart ache. He had no choice but to believe what he had been told now that it was right before him. Many of the buildings were damaged and, in the middle of the circle of his kin, bodies lay on individual stacks of logs and a cushion of palm leaves, all of them dressed in brightly coloured ceremonial tunics.

The flicker of fire in his chest exploded into an inferno that coursed through his veins and ignited his emotions, bringing them back full force, so powerful that they overwhelmed him. He wanted to throw his head back and roar out his fury and his pain as it ravaged him, but he refused to break with tradition even when he despised it.

Instead of unleashing his rage and grief, he clenched his trembling fists at his sides and vowed that he would hunt down whoever had done this. They would pay. By all that was dark and unholy within him—they would pay.

Kyter took one last deep breath and started down the hill, his step faltering as he approached the village. The hill was more a part of him than the village had ever been. He had spent most of his life up on it, looking down on the village, watching from a distance as ceremonies took place. Especially when they were mating ceremonies.

He never could bear being in the village for those. They only reminded him that he would never have such a thing.

There was no fated mate for him out there.

Now he had to take part in the worst ceremony of all.

He entered the boundaries of the village and kept his gaze fixed straight ahead, on the main building and the people gathered there. The acrid scent of smoke still filled the air, reminding him that only a week had passed since the attack on his kin. A week ago, she had been alive and now she was dead.

Murdered.

Had she been afraid? Had she tried to fight or escape? Had she begged for mercy? For her life?

What had he been doing?

Laughing over a glass of Hellfire in his bar with a pretty little mortal female who had been trying to get his attention all night.

She had been fighting for her life, and he had been laughing while it happened.

Tears burned his eyes and he scrubbed them away, refusing to let them fall. He should have been here. He never should have left.

He reached the edge of the gathered and all eyes turned to him, a hush falling over the village. He ignored them and averted his gaze to the earth, shutting out the pointed looks and the silent accusations that pressed down on his already trembling shoulders.

Kyter glanced at the lead elder of the pride, a tall slender male with short greying hair, and caught the coldness in his golden gaze. More ice than usual.

It had been a long time since Kyter had left this place behind, but he hadn’t forgotten the hostility of his pride. He could never forget. They had made sure of that. His back burned, each laceration feeling as if it had only just happened. The lash of the whip rang in his ears. His own pitiful cries followed it.

He closed his eyes against the memories and turned away from the older male.

The gathered parted for him, which was more than he had expected from them, and he swallowed hard, his throat tightening by degrees as he lifted his head and approached the dead.

Males. Females. Children. All laid out in rows. They numbered in their twenties. Almost half of the pride, and all of their strongest males. Their finest warriors.

Kyter looked at one of them and stopped dead as a vision of the male as a boy filled his mind. A violent collision of fear and hope flooded Kyter’s heart as he stood before the boy, eye-level with him, and the boy pointed at him. The big elder male beside him signalled to two other adult males. Kyter backed away, shaking his head. They clamped strong hands down on his arms and dragged him across the square in front of everyone.

To the column.

The sound of females sobbing yanked him back to the present and he breathed again, his hands shaking as his heart thundered against his ribs.

Kyter stared blankly at the women off to his right, the village of old disappearing to reveal them to him as they clutched each other, consoled by their shared grief and bonded by it.

He flexed his fingers, filled with a need to tell them that he was sorry for their loss, even when he knew that they wouldn’t listen to a word he had to say. They would only look upon him with scorn and disgust.

He hadn’t come for them anyway.

He had learned long ago not to give a damn about them, because they didn’t give a damn about him.

He had come here for one person.

Kyter’s eyes shifted to a small form on a pyre off to the left of the square, her body laid apart from the others and covered only in a piece of pale cloth. Ice and fire speared his chest, freezing and burning his heart at the same time. His throat clogged. Tears stung his eyes.

Not only born of grief.

They were born of fury too. Anger that even in death they were punishing her and holding her away from them, when she had loved them all so dearly. All because she had made a mistake. Duped by a male.

A growl curled up his throat, his anger growing as he realised that they blamed her for what had happened to the pride.

He knew they blamed him. They always blamed him.

The product of her mistake.

He slowly walked towards her, his eyes locked on her, his heart labouring in his chest. His legs shook with each step, his strength leaving him as he drew closer to her, and then gave out when he saw her bruised and lacerated face.

His beautiful mother.

He collapsed to his knees beside her and pulled her cold body into his arms, gently lifting the top half from the palm leaves. Her scent filled his senses and he gathered her against him, buried his face in her throat and cried out the grief ripping him apart inside. Tears spilled in an unstoppable flow as he breathed in her scent with each ragged inhale. He shook to his core and clutched her closer, unable to stop the words from spinning around his mind, damning him.

She had been fighting for her life.

He had been laughing.

Kyter rocked with her, with each hard sob that racked his body, and growled against her mottled skin.

“I should have made you come with me. I shouldn’t have left you behind.”

He chuffed, the low coughing sound that begged for reassurance and comfort reverberating in his throat, but she didn’t answer him.

She would never answer him again.

 

Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 7 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php

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Author Bio

 

Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

FelicityHeaton.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon

 

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Kyter was shunned by his pride because of his blood. He left, but now tragedy brings him back to his old home. Kyter has a score to settle, but before that can happen he needs to possess a certain artefact. Iolanthe, is a treasure hunter. She finds things her clients want. She has found herself mixed up with a client who is deadly, and if she doesn’t deliver she could literally lose her head. Her search for this artefact has set her on a collision course with a Jaguar who will change her life forever, one way or the other.

Kyter is a jaguar shifter with a past full of pain. As a reader you can’t help but be drawn in by this strong man who has endured so much. Iolanthe is the picture of strength and independence. She has been on her own for some time living far from her own people. Kyter is struck by her beauty from the beginning, and although initially they don’t seem to be very compatible, you learn that first impressions can be deceiving.

The Eternal Mates series is one of my favorites from Heaton. She creates characters, like Kyter, that touch you deeply and you don’t want anything but to see them happy. For Heaton, words on paper are like paints on a canvas, she uses her words to paint a picture in colorful detail. She can take you from cities here on earth to lands in other realms. It is not hard to put yourself in a character’s place and see through their eyes. Hunted by a Jaguar is a wonderful paranormal love story. I do suggest reading the series in order to get a full understanding of the novel. I am excited to continue on with this series. I look forward to meeting new characters as well as seeing familiar ones have their story told.

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(amazon.com)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015

A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.
Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.


Vail is known through the realms as the Mad Elf Prince. He ended up being captured by the demons of the Fifth Realm. Also being held prisoner is Rosalind, the light witch who saved Olivia, the fated mate of Vail’s brother Prince Loren. When Rosalind is sent to heal the dark prince she is unaware that it was one of her kind that drove him to madness. Vail feels for the fair witch but he is not sure he will be able to overcome his past and be the mate she needs.

Vail is a character that captures you from the start. I became aware of him in the second book and was so excited to read his story. This tortured warrior is strong, but darkness and violence are always just below the surface. Rosalind got my attention as well, but her true character shined in this book. She is a powerful witch who has suffered greatly, but she has not given herself to the darkness her sisters have.

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Heaton’s work. She always seems to give us a character that tugs at our hearts and makes us want to reach out to save them, Vail is one of those characters. She did a beautiful job bringing us knowledge of exactly what this gorgeous and tormented elf has had to endure. Rosalind with her compassion and kindness for him was truly heart warming. Tempted by a Rogue Prince is my favorite in the series so far. I look forward to reading the future books in this series!

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: August 6, 2014

New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton presents:

Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 3)

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken.When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?


Slade is a powerful V.C. warrior as well as a doctor. He has gotten to know a half breed vampire named Jill as she trained to become the V.C.’s first female warrior. There are no doubts about the attraction between them, but acting on it is a whole other matter.  If Slade claims the one woman he truly wants it could ruin them both.

The mysterious Slade Buchanan caught my attention as soon as he arrived at the V.C. compound. He is alpha through and through. His strength and intelligence do not go unnoticed either. I love how his possessiveness comes to the front anywhere Jill is concerned. Jill is a perfect heroine. She has overcome all odds on her way to become a warrior. She has a strong will and a sharp tongue. I also need to add that the way she affects Slade without even trying is highly entertaining.

I have followed The Protectors series from the beginning, and I have really enjoyed watching Gabelman grow as a writer. Her passionate and action packed storylines are not ones that you want to miss out on. She writes in a way that makes you feel like you have built a personal relationship with the warriors and their mates. Slade is fast paced and exciting just like I expected it to be. It was a joy getting reacquainted with the other warriors as well.

If you haven’t read The Protectors yet it is time for you to fall head over heels for these sexy vampire warriors! It is my personal hope that Gabelman brings us Sloan’s story. I am very curious to learn about the hard ass that keeps these warriors in line!

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: December 29, 2014

Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him.

Being the only female VC Warrior recruit, Jill Nichols, has an uphill battle. Falling for the sexy doctor, Slade Buchanan, has not made the battle any easier, especially when he constantly reminds her and others there will never be anything between them. Working harder than any male recruit, obstacles are thrown in her path, and with each challenge, it becomes clear that the two things she wants most may never be.


Lana has not had an easy time lately. She has been dumped at the altar, uprooted her life to find herself, got lost in another dimension, and now she wakes up in a demon prison after a crazy night. The only upside so far is her handsome cellmate.

 

Lana has been thrust into a world she never knew existed. She had left her home in Dallas for a little adventure, but she got far more than she ever bargained for. Instead of being weak and shell shocked, she has managed to handle her situation fairly well. Brave is a human who was raised by demons, and he is Lana’s prison cellmate. He is handsome and completely charming. Lana learns quickly that being around Brave requires her to stay on her toes!

 

Danann does not disappoint in the second installment of this quick release trilogy. True to her style it was a fast paced ride that ended way too quickly. I devoured the book in no time, because I was unable to tear myself away. Prince of Demons is like three novellas that go together to make one complete book. I must say a little part of me enjoys having to wait and savor the story, the other part of me wants it all. Now.

 

If you love the paranormal and you haven’t read Danann’s books yet I urge you to give them a try. She is one of the must read authors in the genre.

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: January 3, 2015

In the second part of this rapid release trilogy, Lana wakes after a night of too much song, dance, and pub red ale to find herself in a demon dungeon sleeping on top of a fellow prisoner who happens to be seriously drool worthy. When the cryptic stranger proposes an escape plan, she goes along and gets the adventure she’d subconsciously longed for.

SolstiSaleAllFourIn celebration of her new release, On Wicked Ground, Sharon Kay is having a $0.99 sale on the first four books of her Solsti Prophecy series. Take advantage of this great deal, it is only here for a limited time!

 

 

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Wicked Wind

 

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Kissed by a Demon Spy

 

Three sisters are meant to fulfill a prophecy and each one commands a different element…fire, wind, and water. The element of earth is the only one absent, and the fourth sister died as a baby.  Alina was found in a cave at the age of twelve and adopted by a vampire. She knows she has a family somewhere; she can feel it. She has heard the legend of the Solsti, but never in her dreams did she imagine it could be her.

Alina leads an interesting life. Her adopted father is a vampire and she makes her living as a thief to survive. She is small in stature, but big on smarts and bravery. When the Lash warrior Caine encounters her she becomes his obsession. Caine has lost everyone he ever loved. He wants a mate; someone to love and make him whole. Alina and Caine have a physical chemistry that make the pages sizzle, and I love the way they interact with each other.

 

I have enjoyed every single Solsti book immensely. Kay has really hit the jackpot with these stories. Strong heroines and sexy alpha warriors are just the tip of the iceberg with these novels. There is heart stopping excitement, and moments that will warm your heart. On Wicked Ground is really creative; just like the other books in the series. She paints a vivid picture of other realms for readers to feast upon. Did I mention they are sexy as hell? I am sad the Solsti Prophecy has reached the end, but I am so excited for what Sharon Kay has in store for her readers next.

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

The lost memories of a thief…

 

The first twelve years of Alina’s life are a black void. An accomplished thief, she uses her cloaking ability to pick pockets as well as stage elaborate heists. Digging deeper into her past sets off a chain of events that puts her, and the family she has just discovered, in the sights of their worst enemy.

 

…and the scarred heart of a guardian…

 

In secret, Lash Watcher Caine plots vengeance for the destruction of everything he loved. Branded by loss, he longs to find his one true mate, knowing that only with her will his heart fully heal. When his brief meeting with Alina is interrupted by her elaborate evade-and-escape plan, he knows there is more to her than meets his watchful eyes. But nothing can prepare him for the lethal power of her mind.

 

…collide at the fault line of destiny.

 

A brilliant villain with a vicious and loyal army behind her can only be stopped by one force: the combined power of four women who command the elements. Alina, with her newly-discovered affinity to the earth, becomes the linchpin to halting the desecration of their world. Thrown into a battle plan and a new family, she finds joy in in the quiet strength of Caine’s arms. But when the secrets to her past are revealed, she learns a terrible price has been paid in advance. The very magic that allowed her to live to fulfill a prophecy will forever deny her heart’s deepest wish.

 

keeper of the gateLet me preface this review by saying that I hardly ever read Young Adult novels. One of the exceptions I make is for novels by Paula Kennedy. I loved her last series and was excited to read this one when she asked me to review it for her. Keeper of the Gate starts out with an awkward high school girl just trying to find where she fits into the world. Plagued by an emptiness that she’s never been able to figure out, never able to find a guy, Anna can’t believe it when her head it turned by the new guy, Devin, only to find out he’s a bible obsessed weirdo. Just her luck. Devin seems to know more about her than he should and his vague warnings and Jekyll and Hyde behavior towards her should have her steering clear of him, but she can’t stay away. Her whole life changes when the truth of her past if revealed to her and the fate of the world is left in her hands. Devin was a complex character that both irritated the hell out of me as well as pulled at my heartstrings. His passion for his lord was palpable and his feelings for Anna were obviously a source of much heartache.

I absolutely loved this book! Kennedy again has developed characters that seem to have a life of their own. She was able to show Anna as an awkward teenage girl yet at the same time have her be a thousand year old (making an assumption on age) bad ass demon destroying warrior. The underworld she describes left a vivid picture for the reader as a backdrop to the breathtaking story of good versus evil and those in the middle that are charged with keeping the balance. Devin and Anna haven’t left my mind and I want to know more about their past, their future, and the history/future of the other Keepers of the Gate. This is a young adult book but I think any age from 14-adult would enjoy. I read this with my daughter (12) and she enjoyed it immensely and wants more!

5 STARS!

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November 6, 2014
Anna, the girl with flaming red hair and attitude to match, always felt like an outcast. In her final year of high school, when she can’t even connect with the right guy, she meets mysterious bible-loving Devin and feels strangely drawn to him.

There’s more to Devin than good looks and his weird obsession with scripture, and Anna finally understands the emptiness she’s felt her entire life. Join Anna as she searches for answers about her past with Devin, struggles to accept her true identity, and begins an adventure into the City of Fire to reseal the gates of Hell.


Atalanta Ravin, or Lana, as everyone calls her is not on a very good streak of luck. First, she is left at the altar. Second she sets out to begin a new life and ends up in another dimension leaving her unable to return home.

Lana is a great character. She has been through a lot of turbulent situations really close together in timing.  She takes time to mourn and then she picks herself up and moves on. She is truly an adventurer at heart, and I believe we relate to her on this level. Who hasn’t at one point in their life wanted a do-over? As readers we get one through Lana!

This is the newest Knights of the Black Swan book by Victoria Danann, and it is being released in three parts (very sneaky Ms. Danann) I always look forward to these books as it is currently one of my favorite series. Releasing Prince of Demons in three parts really heightens the suspense for readers, but Danann’s books are always exciting. She hooks you right from the start and there is no getting loose. When I reached the end of part one I am pretty sure I screamed out loud frantically trying to scroll for another chapter. The ending of the first part kind of felt like crashing into a wall; it was pretty sudden. I definitely think it left the intended effect, because I can’t stop thinking about it. Needless to say this is shaping up to be a great read!

 

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: December 26, 2014

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…

After Dallas finance manager, Atalanta Ravin, was left standing at the altar in a publicly humiliating jilting, she quit her job, sold her house, gave away her furniture, and set off in search of a new life living on a boat in Boston Harbor. She got the adventure she’d always secretly longed for, but not in a thousand dreams could she ever have imagined that her fantasy lover might turn out to be a prince of demons.

Prince of Demons 1, is approximate 100 pages. Installments 2 and 3 will release before January 13th.


Rees Morgan is working as an escort making great money with no strings attached. He has no interest in more, or he can’t afford to have interest in more. Rees is a vampire, and long term relationships with human women make for complication. When he steps into a coffee house after an interesting night of work he spots Rachel McCready and can’t help but talk to her. When trouble comes his way and endangers the woman who has intrigued him it reminds him of why he set boundaries in the first place.

Rees may seem to have a tough exterior, but obviously he is very lonely. After close to two centuries he can’t forget the loss he endured when he was still human. Rachel lost her husband two years ago. Now she is a single woman raising two young boys, but she misses having someone to share her life with. They can sooth each other’s battered souls if they can risk their hearts.

This story really surprised me. I wasn’t sure what to think when I began the book to see a vampire escort, but Rhine really delivered. Rees Morgan’s story is very passionate. I loved the characters, including Rees’s boss Kian and frenemy Nik. Although he was not a huge focus in the story Nik has quite a presence. I also liked how Rhine gave an extraordinary couple ordinary relationship problems, for example the uncertainty of where a relationship is heading, do they feel the same, etc. The interactions between them felt very real.  Rhine writes with a lot of detail that gives you the “big picture” so you can’t but immerse yourself into the story.

This is the second book in the Vampires of the Chesapeake series, but it stood alone pretty well. I do want to go back and learn about Kian though, and I am definitely on board to read the next book that will belong to enigmatic Nik!

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Rees Morgan has the perfect career for a vampire; he works nights, uses his mind reading ability to decipher exactly what his clients need, and the pay is excellent. Life is good, uncomplicated, okay, maybe a bit lonely, that is until he walks into The Grind, and sees her, sitting alone at a table.

 

Rachel McCready’s friend is to meet her at the coffee shop for a long awaited girls’ night out. Since her husband died, more than two years ago, she’s lived like a hermit, but with two boys to care for, and a mortgage to pay, there wasn’t much time for anything else. When the bell rings above The Grind’s door, drawing her attention, she wishes she’d taken more time with her appearance. The man who walks in is stunning. As a text interrupts her ogling, letting her know her friend isn’t coming, she’s stuck at work; Rachel looks up to hear the stranger ask if he can sit at her table.
Their chance meeting evolves into one night of unbridled passion that flips their worlds upside down, when an unknown force threatens them both. Her first night of spontaneous pleasure, throws her into his world; a world she never knew existed, which now endangers her children, her parents, and her. And the one man who can save them, is the one man she has come to despise.

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