Top 10 Fun Facts About Angel’s Keeping

BedtimeKyrieGuest blog by Brantwijn Serrah, author of Angel’s Keeping

  1. “Raschael” is pronounced like “Raphael”
  2. The characters in Angel’s Keeping are mostly incubi and succubae. The “familiar” name for these demons is exsul, or “outcasts”. They descend from the original fallen angels and are the oldest race of demons.
  3. All demons in the Blood and Fire series have fangs (even the witches).
  4. Three characters in Angel’s Keeping have appeared before in my short stories: Raschael and Father Gabriel appear in The Wages of Sin in the Ravaged, Volume 2 anthology; Malael appears in Bad Dreams, my recently released “hentai” short.
  5. I Won’t Be Home For Christmas, by Blink-182, plays at the strip club Raschael visits. The whole strip-club scene came about so that I could work the song into the story; it’s one of my husband’s favorite holiday songs.
  6. In Angel’s Keeping it is revealed that a group or family of exsul is called a horde. From other Blood and Fire books, we know a group of witches is called a coven; a group of weverwolves is a pack; a group of shadow-walkers is a prowl; and a group of vampires is a colony or brood.
  7. In the Blood and Fire series, roughly 99% of all exsul are pansexual. The ones who aren’t are called tavari: the “unfortunate”.
  8. Though I’ve had stories in mind for the Blood and Fire series for more than 10 years, Raschael and Kyriel are some of my newest characters. I only really discovered them about a year ago.
  9. Angel’s Keeping was written in less than 10 days.
  10. Fans of Lotus Petals might be excited to know that Raschael and Rhiannon (my vampire leading lady) do cross paths at some point…

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As a succubus, preying on humans is Raschael’s business, and mortal holidays are a frivolous waste of time. So maybe her king meant to punish her when he sent her out to hunt on Christmas Eve. Or maybe he just wanted her far, far away, so he could banish Raschael’s one trusted friend.

Now Raschael must track down a missing fallen angel, and she doesn’t have a clue where to start. Bigger predators are closing in, and Rasche’s only lead is a Christmas stripper named Noelle.

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Book excerpt

The waitress ditched her tray of drinks and took Rasche by the hand, leading her into one of the back rooms. The Christmas theme survived even in the private show quarters, though with a more generous degree of triple-X action. The small space Raschael’s escort chose had been decorated with garlands and wreaths, and a stocking hung by the door, but on top of the holiday trimmings there were also striking boudoir pictures. They all contained the same sweet, golden angel, but in much less “angelic” form.

Raschael spun to address the woman personally. “Who are you?”

By way of answer, the woman nodded her head at the bright red stocking. Noelle, it read in sapphire blue, glittery letters across the trim.

“Noelle?” Rasche asked. “Really?”

“Yes, really,” Noelle replied with a brilliant smile. “It really is my God-given name. Honest.”

“All right, Noelle, then about Kyrie-”

“Oh, now, now.”

Noelle took Rasche’s hand again, stroking her fingers, and led her to the soft red leather seat stationed in the center of the room. She gestured for Raschael to sit and, before Raschael could stop her, climbed expertly up into the succubae’s lap.

“First thing’s first, gorgeous. How about we get a little more…intimate?

She raised a hand and snapped her fingers. The faded strains of Blink 182 from the main room became inaudible, as Lady Gaga’s “Speechless” flowed into the room’s own speakers. Noelle lowered herself over Raschael’s body, rocking in time with the sultry piano, wrapping arms around the fallen one’s neck.

Forgetting herself for the briefest of moments, Raschael closed her eyes and let the first swell of carnal desire stir to life in her loins and chest. The dancer didn’t stop her when she lifted up her hands and cupped them over warm, soft buttocks.

Noelle smelled of warm vanilla. She had a luscious body, petite with classic curves, Renaissance in a way…but with eyes closed, Raschael’s mind made her Kyriel, little and lithe and naughty. Under her hands, Noelle’s plump hindquarters might have been Kyrie’s slim, boyish ass instead, and the sweet scent of heather rose up with the remembered sounds of Kyrie’s intoxicated desire, from earlier in the evening. Rasche lowered her face to nuzzle against a plentiful swell of tender breasts, and she sighed before she could stop herself, moving her body against the other woman’s with yearning.

“Why don’t you tell me about your friend,” Noelle whispered against her ear, gyrating ever-so-delightfully against Raschael’s body. “Why are you out searching for her on Christmas Eve, hm?”

“She ran away,” Raschael said. Her palms caressed the dancer’s ass greedily. “And I’m responsible for bringing her back before she gets in trouble.”

Noelle tsk’d her. “Now, now, Raschael. You make her out to be some sort of bad puppy.”

The dancer extended a leg and swung herself neatly around, facing away now to grind her pert little rear down on the succubae’s lap instead. Noelle’s hands stole to hers and guided them up to stroke tits through gauzy white fabric. Raschael’s fingertips found stiffened nipples, and she teased them through the thin material.

“Who told you my name?” she asked. “Kyrie?”

Mm, could be…”

Noelle’s hands closed, warm, over Rasche’s own, as the dancer welcomed her to knead, stroke, and caress. Rasche inclined her head to breathe in deep, relishing the scent of beautiful blonde hair.

“Listen, honey,” she whispered. “I’m sure as hell enjoying this, and if I had the time to spare I’d be all over you in ways you can’t even conceive.”

“Mm-hm,” Noelle replied. Her hips rolled in languid, mesmerizing rhythm, and Rasche let out a little growl as she returned the motion in kind.

“Oh, sweetness, I’d fuck you until you couldn’t stand,” she said. “But not now. You’re going to tell me if you’ve seen my girl, and where she is, and then we’ll see about making it up to you. Sound good?”

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When she isn’t visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can’t handle coffee unless there’s enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours watching Futurama, Claymore or Buffy the Vampire Slayer while she writes or draws.

In addition to her novels, Brantwijn has had several stories published in anthologies by Breathless Press, including the 2013 Crimson Anthology and 2014 Ravaged Anthology.  She’s also had a short story published in the Cleiss Press Big Book of Orgasm and the anthology Coming Together Through The Storm. She hopes to have several more tales to tell as time goes on.  She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at http://brantwijn.blogspot.com.

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Review: Maltipoos Are Murder (Doggie Day Spa Mystery) by Jacqui Lane

malitpoos murderReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

This book was told in the first person.

Cara Rogers works at her Aunt’s pet spa – this is one job I’d love to try. Being a vet, not so much – blood and me don’t get along too well. Cole Sampson has come to talk to her and this is when the mystery begins. I have to say that I’m no good at figuring out the mysteries – I got this one wrong. You’ll have to read and see if you can get it right.

This is a perfect cuddle read. So if you have a dog, or cat, find your best reading area and cuddle up with your baby. Maybe you’ve lost your baby, like I have, so a stuffed animal may make a nice substitute. But this book is not just for pet lovers – even though dogs are the animal of choice here. The tone of the story would have changed otherwise. I never realized how exciting a pet spa could be – I’m in the wrong profession.

In one scene, Cara mentions a poem and if you’re interested you may want to check it out. If you would like to read it yourself you can find it here http://www.bartleby.com/364/335.html. This may have been a mystery but it didn’t stop this author from making me laugh – once you get to that point in the story you will understand why it was so funny.

I was disappointed once the ending appeared. I wasn’t ready for this story to be over but I did love the ending. It was more of a HFN than an HEA. So you can certainly use your imagination to come up with your own ending. Me, I’m hoping that there is going to be a book two in the Doggie Day Spa Mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed Jacqui’s tale and so will you. And if you want to know more of who Jacqui is, make sure to read “About the Author” at the very end.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Review: Demon Creed (Demon Outlaw, Book 3) by Paula Altenburg

demon creedReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

Creed is on a Demon mission and that mission takes him to the ranch where Nieve is working. This is a world that has prejudices against those that are different – they are different through no fault of their own. It reminds me of our own history where slaves were considered expendable. There’s also hate for what people don’t understand and that includes the lack of compassion.

Willow has revenge on her mind as well as something more sinister. Nieve may be a woman who doesn’t appear to have much on the outside but on the inside she is very strong. And seeing this world she lives in, she needs to be. There is a point where the light goes on for Nieve – too bad more people couldn’t be that enlightened.

There are some scenes where the descriptions are a little gross in the details. It’s not too bad but it is enough that you don’t want to be eating at the time. This is a book that comes with some lessons if you’re willing to listen and Paula makes it a great way to get those lessons across to the reader. She takes a paranormal story and makes it so much more. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it made me realize that I need to go back and read the first two books. I wasn’t lost by not having read them, and I don’t think you had to read them in order to enjoy this one, but just for the pleasure of reading the complete series is why I want to make sure to read The Demon’s Daughter and Black Widow Demon.

Rating: ★★★★½

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Review: Broken Prophecy (Heirs of Aedan, Book 1) by Raven Raye

Broken ProphecyReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

Killian is thinking of a human and her name is Marcella. His purpose in our world is to find out who is threatening his kind. Marcella Rowan works at Cloudcroft’s hospital. She cares a lot about her patients. Her friend Brenna also works there as well.

Raven gives her readers a little bit of everything – paranormal, mystery, thriller, horror, and romance. She shows what lengths some people will go to for the person that they love. She has also made Lilith, an angel who’s not so angelic, the evil in this piece. I think she could give any other evil being a run for their money.

A circle seems to connect our characters. They all interconnect – both good and evil. For some, family has no meaning. For others, friends and family mean everything. Brenna and Marcella are the perfect friends. They complement each other and seem to know what the other needs. Plus they each have a special gift that can help the other.

This is a story that took a lot of creativity. Raven has taken everything that we thought were just fairy tales, and myths, and turned it around into a story that could be totally believable. She also shows the reader that no matter how “superior” a race, prejudice can exist and until something changes it always will. Hatred can cause a lot of destruction but can love and faith have a chance to change the impossible?

The only disappointment I had was that I kept seeing the pages disappear. I didn’t want the tale to end. But knowing that this is book one means that there will be another tale to follow. It will be interesting to see if Killian and Marcella’s story will continue or if Raven will introduce two new characters. You may want to keep an eye on her web site, http://www.ravenraye.com/, for any possible updates.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Review: Where There’s Smoke by Karen Kelley

Where There's SmokeReviewed by Susan S.

Summary: Destiny Carter (heroine) is on the brink of gaining demon status. All she has to do is steal one more soul. The powers below have given her one week to corrupt someone. Anyone. If successful, she’ll become a full-fledged demon, but if she fails-she’ll burn in the fires of hell. Forever! So you see, failure is not really an option here.

When Carter meets a blue-eyed cowboy (named Chance) at a bar, she thinks he’s the one. Not “the” one, but the soul she needs to steal. Destiny’s under the impression that getting Chance’s soul will be as easy as agreeing to a second slice of devil’s food cake. But what she doesn’t know is…that he’s immortal. And he’s got his own agenda!

Review: There are things I really enjoyed. Like the good vs. evil concept and the main characters. How Destiny seeks to tempt and corrupt, while Chance is determined to resist and save. The immortal brothers also add a nice element to the story. They’re part angel, part human. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how hot Carter and his brothers are. Which, they are.

However, I would’ve liked the story to have focused less time on Destiny’s neighbors and more time on Chance’s family. I never connected with the neighbors and wanted to know more about Chance’s cousin, Nevaeh. She makes this grand entrance and is never heard of again. On a few occasions I felt that certain scenes were misplaced. The Old West scene was such a scene. To me, grown immortals playing a real version of Cowboys and Indians didn’t add to the story line.

Overall, it’s a good book which focuses most of its energy on the erotic elements. With some shifting of character focus and some simplifying, the sequels will be even better.

Disclaimer: I received this novel free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

Recommendations: For “adult” readers who enjoy the following story elements: opposites attracting, demons vs. angels, and good vs. evil. Also for booklovers who enjoy heavy doses of erotica with very light sprinkles of romance.

What’s Next?

  • Where There’s a Will – Book Two (Sept. 2012) Ryder and Haley’s story
  • When All Else Fails – Book Three (Release date TBA)

Review-O-Meter Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Get into Bed with Karen Kelley (Author Interview)

Karen Kelley

Karen Kelley: Hello and thanks so much for inviting me to your home on the web!

Keira: We’re happy to have you here! What is your favorite scene in Where There’s Smoke?

Karen: Wow, hard question. I think as a writer you connect with the characters so much and the story becomes a part of you that it’s difficult to choose one specific scene. That said, I would probably pick the scene where my hero lifts the veil that hides Destiny’s past. Here’s a snippet of what happened after he saw her life play out in front of him:

Chance gasped as the vision was swiftly swept away. He went to his knees, trying desperately to fill his starving lungs with air. He’d taken Destiny’s pain and made it his own, he’d felt the demon’s breath on his face, burning him, and it sucked the life from him. He couldn’t breathe, couldn’t draw in enough oxygen.

He shouldn’t have let her life play out that far. It had been too much. The nephilim were never supposed to hear a bargain made with the Devil.

Never.

Too much.

It was too much.

Suffocating darkness closed in around him.

Keira: Talk about opposites attract! A demon and an angel?

Karen: Not exactly a demon yet. Destiny is a demon-in-training. Except she was kicked out of Hell and can only attain demon status if she steals a soul. Chance isn’t actually an angel, either, only half. He’s a nephilim, the offspring of angels who mated with mortal women.

Keira: So is Destiny less demonic than she thinks?

Karen: Life threw Destiny a lot of curves. She doesn’t think she has a choice except to become a demon. Besides, she deserves a better life, even if it’s in death.

Keira: Is Chance less angelic than he thinks? **Waggles eyebrows**

Karen: LOL Only when it suits him—and it usually doesn’t. Nephilim don’t play by the same rules as everyone else. Chance is no exception. Sometimes he makes up his own rules. But when he clashes with Destiny, all hell breaks loose.

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Keira: How did you pitch Where There’s Smoke?

Karen: I didn’t just pitch one book, but a series. The following are my original pitches:

 Book One: A sexy wannabe demon is kicked out of Hell and given a week to reach her quota of one more soul, but a nephilim, who isn’t your typical robe-wearing, bright light surrounding him angel, isn’t going to let that happen, especially when it’s his soul, his body, she wants.

 Book Two: Stood up for the last time, a plain Jane prays for a miracle that will take her from dowdy to dazzling.  She never expects an unconventional nephilim, who thinks he’s God’s gift to women, to show up on her doorstep telling her he can teach her about sex.  Yeah, right.

 Book Three: A lady cop meets her match when she arrests a man who claims to be a nephilim, then can’t shake him once he makes bail.  The guy belongs in a mental ward with all his talk about how she’s going to get shot during a burglary, but then it happens.

The titles were changed so I didn’t include them. The last book has changed somewhat but it’s pretty much the same. I knew editors liked series and I had read a few online pitch sessions Deb Werksman conducted and she always asked about other books. I believe in being prepared.

Keira: How do you define love? (romantic/true love/soul mate – as one or separate ideas)

Karen: For me, it’s all one that grows over time.

Keira: Are you watching ABC’s new TV series GCB set in Dallas, Texas? (Had to ask, you live in Texas… lol) What do you think?

Karen: I rarely get the chance to watch TV and had to Google this one. Gee, thanks *frowning* LOL  Now I want to watch it. The only TV I watch is American Idol and I’m hooked! Philip Phillips is my favorite if you want to know.

Keira: What’s next for you?

Karen: Two more books in this series, Where There’s a Will in Sept 2012 and When All Else Fails early 2013, then we’ll see. There will always be another book brewing inside me. Writing is like breathing. I can’t do one without the other.

You can find out more about my books and my contests at www.authorkarenkelley.com

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From Angel to Vampire and Everything In-between…

Guest Blog by Tes Hilaire, author of Deliver Me from Darkness

“Paladin?” Karissa asked sharply, gaze lifting from the meal Logan had made her.

Logan’s eyes narrowed. “How much do you know about us?”

She pushed away the messy remains of her uneaten sandwich in exasperation, folding her arms across her chest. “I have no idea what you are talking about. I thought Paladin were some sort of elite warrior back during the Crusades or something.”

He shook his head. “The name was hijacked. The first Paladin came into being centuries before the Crusades started.”

“Came into being?”

“Created, by the one God. Each Paladin warrior was chosen from volunteers who stepped forward from His ranks of angels. They were given various gifts and sent to earth to protect His children from the evils seeping into the world.”

Whoa. God? Angels? Karissa fidgeted on her stool, unable to make eye contact. He was waiting for some sort of answer though, so she gave him the only one she could. “That’s…I don’t know.”

“Hard to take in?”

Excerpt from Deliver Me from Darkness © Tes Hilaire, Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2012

Oh yeah, I’ll say, and harder still for Karissa to learn that Roland, her “kidnapper” and a vampire, had once been one of these elite warriors. The only person who may have been more surprised by these revelations was perhaps me. No really, when I started writing Deliver Me from Darkness I had no intention of writing a warrior story. Nor did I have any thoughts whatsoever that my vampire hero was in fact a fallen angel. At that point I was merely trying to iron out who my protagonists were and at the very beginnings of my brainstorming for Deliver Me from Darkness all I had was a vampire hero, Roland (badly in need of redemption) and a heroine, Karissa (who, though spunky, hadn’t yet made it beyond her basic role of typical damsel). It wasn’t until I’d made it through the first couple chapters that I came to terms with the fact that though my hero and heroine sizzled on the page, the actual story wasn’t going to go anywhere without help.

Luckily I’d already inserted within the pages the one thing that had the ability to create the conflict I needed: Logan, Roland’s honorable best friend and the one man who’d stuck by my hero’s side after Roland became a vampire. I hadn’t considered Logan all that important before, and had even considered cutting him from the pages though thankfully hadn’t as he quickly became the focus of those driving questions that kicked my plot in gear. See, what if Logan had done more than “stick by” Roland? What if Logan was some sort of hunter whose life goal was to eradicate the likes of his best friend from the world? What if Roland had also been one of these hunters? And, oh, better, what if Logan had been assigned to kill Roland after he was turned, but hadn’t because Logan believed in his friend’s inherent goodness? What if that loyalty was now challenged because of the arrival of our heroine Karissa? My story was coming together with all kinds of potential for conflict. Now all I had to do was to hammer out the details, which meant, ugh, research.

By this point I knew I wanted to find some sort of legendary group of men of which I could use to form the basis for my warrior/hunter culture, but other than that I was pretty much adrift. I’m not sure what started me on the crusades, other than it’s a bit of history that’s always fascinated me. Regardless, it was during my dredging of information that I stumbled upon The Song of Roland. One of the oldest surviving major works of French literature, the song romanticizes the 8th century Battle of Roncevaux Pass in which Roland, commanding the rear guard of Charlemagne’s army, is betrayed by Ganelon and ambushed by their enemies.

The song is embroiled in political and personal intrigue and paints none of the players as angelic visages or infallible warriors, but there was something of interest: It is the first literary work to mention the twelve Paladins. Twelve religious warriors, a number representative of King Author’s round table and the number of disciples in Christian scripture. I thought, what if these men had been in this battle, not as a product of political or cultural intolerance of the time, but on their own mission? What if they were taking orders directly from a higher power, their goal to keep religious artifacts (a coveted prize often at the foundation of the Crusades) out of the hands of true evil?  What if my Paladins were actually volunteer angels come down from Heaven to protect His children from Lucifer’s evil army?

I turned back to the song, reading again of Ganelon and his sense of jealousy, his paranoia that Roland had set him up to be killed. The character imperfections I’d originally been frowning over became useful rather than a detriment to my goal of creating a band of heroic warriors. For what is more heroic than a man who overcomes his faults? So my Paladins developed human foibles and emotions. And these human qualities—foreign to these volunteer angels until now, but necessary to understand the war of temptation that Lucifer wages—became one of the greatest challenges they face. And something that they must learn to embrace if they have hope of winning their war against evil and finding true love.

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DELIVER ME FROM DARKNESS BY TES HILAIRE – IN STORES FEBRUARY 2012

A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT…

He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.

COMES KNOCKING ON THE DOOR…

She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can’t deny his heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daphne Award-winning author Tes Hilaire started creating whole new worlds to escape upstate New York’s harsh winters before finally fleeing to sultry North Carolina. Her stories are edgy, exciting, and bring a hint of dark fantasy to paranormal romance. And no one ever has to shovel snow. For more, visit www.teshilaire.com.

GIVEAWAY: I have 2 copies of Deliver Me from Darkness for 2 lucky winners from US or Canada. Enter by leaving a comment! Last day to enter: Feb 24, 2012.

Review: Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, Book 2) by Larissa Ione

Reviewed by Sharon S.

You better grab the oven mitts before you try to pick up this book, it is smoking hot! This is the second book in Ione’s Lords of Deliverance series about the 4 horsemen (well, there is one woman) of the apocalypse. It is set in the same world as her Demonica Series. Many of the Demonica characters are also in the Deliverance books. If you haven’t read any of Ione’s books, don’t worry, you can jump right in and pick up on things pretty quick. I haven’t read the first book in the Deliverance series, wishing I had now because Ares sounds mouth watering, but it isn’t necessary.

The great thing about this author’s stories is all her lead characters/couples from past books of the series are still active in the story and she also starts setting up the storyline for the next book so you are already in love with the new couple and biting at the bit to read their story (smart lady <G>). The 4 horseman are siblings who were cursed. Their destiny is to bring about the apocalypse once they have all had their seals broken. They have spent their lives looking for their seals so they can keep them from breaking. They don’t want to turn evil. In the first book, Reseph had his seal broken and became Pestilence he is the villain of this book because he is now trying to make the rest of them turn. We got the story of Ares (would be war if his seal broke).

This book focuses on Limos, the only female horseman. She will become Famine when her seal breaks. As if that wasn’t enough she was betrothed to Satan (yes, that one) as a baby and now he wants to claim her. Limos was raised by demons and behaved like one for a long time. Telling lies gives her a high like no other. With the help of her brothers she turned her life around and things haven’t been so bad, but a smexy human named Arik kissed her and everything went to hell (literally) as all her lies catch up with her and she hurts the ones she loves the most. Mix in a love/hate storyline between an angel and demon that work against each other to help/hurt the horseman and the setting up of Thanatos’ story (who will become death, and I think he is going to be my favorite!) you get a whole lot angsty, kick ass action. Ione is also pretty good with the snark and adds just the right amount of humor.

This story/series is what you would call hard core PNR, lots of smut, cliché’ situations, high drama and emotional turmoil. Few do it better than Ione. This book has a lot of urban fantasy elements when you consider the extensive and ingenious world building going on. If you are a PNR fan then this is the author and series for you. For me to like a PNR book it has to be able to go that extra mile and impress me with tortured alpha men with that soft mushy center that only the right woman can touch, a unique twist, clever world building and yeah, lots of great sex. I think she went a little overboard with some of the clichéd PNR themes, but that is just a minor complaint. I will be reaching for Thanatos’ story because you don’t use and betray Death without consequences.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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