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Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
by Keri Lake
Passion is blind in vengeance and love ...
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
KILL THEM ALL.
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.
Forget the yums & yucks. I'm going to ramble. BUT ... um ... where to start?
Wow. Holy Craptastic Batman. Ms. Lake has IT.
I.T. folks - the goods to write one hell of a story, sweep you up in the rush, and leave you panting for more. Few books make me rave. Few books go back on my to-read list the moment I finish it. But Soul Avenged? Oh, yes.
Characters - flawed, full of emotional turmoil, evil yet with a spark of goodness. And not just the MCs. ALL the Sons of Wrath, aka demons for hire. You WANT them to win. Long for it. Riding their horrific story to a completion that comes too quick. Yes, Soul Avenged is a long book, but not long enough. I want more. Now.
No. Scratch that.
The world Ms. Lake created, the supernatural amidst a ravaged, slummed Detroit, is vivid. I saw the images she painted. Tasted the stench of those slums. Reading her filtered-in descriptions and imagery was a total delight to the senses. Fulfilling.
And to top all the excellence of this dark story, there is some steamy. I mean STEAMY. Like ouch! So many heated scenes read the same IMO. Read one romance, you've read them all. Soul Avenged, however, is so emotionally in depth within the characters' minds, that these scenes are almost like an experience, not just words on paper. Er, kindle.
Gotta go back to the characters for a minute. I think we'll be seeing a LOT of these Sons of Wrath in the future. *fingers crossed* The supporting cast of this first book is incredible, so non-cliche, so passionate as individuals. This is the kind of book you wish you'd picked up years after release, fell in love with, and devoured the next five or six within a single week, skipping meals, losing sleep - all for a bunch of demons for hire. Ones who will be with you LONG after you've finished their stories.
Yes. This book has IT.
I forsee some amazing things in Ms. Lake's future. She just needs to get writing because I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED the next book.
What books have gone immediately back on
YOUR to-read list?