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  • Posted May 17, 2012



    Our Review [By LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha-Michelle L Olson]:

    Once again, Caridad Pineiro does not disappoint. I enjoyed this book even better than book #1, The Lost, and cannot wait for the next installment.

    Those of you that read my review for The Lost may know that I wasn't so sure about this series, despite begin a huge Caridad fan, but I am so happy that I put my apprehensions aside and jumped in.

    Like book #1, this was a 2 sitting wonder, and only because I was forced to put it down. As I mentioned, I thought it was even better than the first book, and I absolutely adored the characters.

    Christopher is a Shadow trying to walk the straight and narrow, even though is father is diabolical, and the Light Hunters were groomed to hate all Shadows. With his best friend and cadre captain Ryan by his side, he tries to get his tribe back in order and revert back to the ancient ways to combat the plague that has been haunting them for ages.

    Victoria is a Light Hunter in line to take over the ocean tribe, and living the life of a virtual human. With her best friends around her, she has a charmed life, but it's missing one thing... love.

    When the two meet, sparks fly (literally) and they can't deny their unbelievable attraction. But does the whole 'Romeo and Juliet' thing ever end up being more than a tragedy? In their case, and with a lot of hard work, convinction and support... Yes. :)

    This series continues to be an emotional roller-coaster full of excitement, regret, love, passion, uncertainty, betrayal, retribution, and so much more! In true Caridad Pineiro fashion it was incredibly written, with vivid imagery and strong, well developed characters.

    The book was an incredible installment to the series and it just makes readers want book #3 all that much more.

    In a nutshell, LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives The Claimed 5 Skulls, and would recommend it to Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and even some Sci-Fi readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

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    Victoria Johnson lives in a small beachside town where she has w

    Victoria Johnson lives in a small beachside town where she has what she needs in that she is her own boss and has some great friends. The only problem is that her friends really don’t know who she really is and that is someone with superhuman powers that she has because she is an heiress to an ancient race. Victoria is a Light Hunter whose sole duty is to restore her people to the glory they once had and to do that she has to find the perfect mate.

    Christopher Sombrosa is a Shadow Hunter that has defied his father for the good of his people so that they can get away from the affliction and violence that has so far ruled their world. Christopher also knows that the best chance for his people to survive is to find a mate, one that helps him carry on his bloodline.

    Christopher and Victoria find everything they hope to find in their mates though with Christopher being a Shadow Hunter and Victoria being a Light Hunter they should be mortal enemies but they are finding that their attraction is too strong. There are those on both sides that will stop at nothing to keep Christopher and Victoria apart and make sure that their people never get a chance to unite and possibly find the peace that they have not had for generations.

    This is a great paranormal story that continues the storyline from the first book in this series, The Lost. The characters draw the reader into the story and they don’t release the reader until the very end. The potential of several secondary characters getting their own stories will have the reader eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. While this one can be read as a stand alone the story is much richer if the reader first reads the first book before reading this one. This is one series that not be missed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012


    Caridad's books take you away. This seriesput a new and exciting spin on tge idea of vampire like creatures.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Light and Shadow, good and evil come together and no-one, well

    Light and Shadow, good and evil come together and no-one, well almost no-one, is happy about it. Victoria is the heir leader to the Light Hunters and Chris is the heir leader to the Shadow Hunters. They are supposed to be enemies and Chris is supposed to be suffering from small pox, but neither of those things happens.

    Chris and his group of followers have shunned the practices of the Shadow Hunters and do not take life force from people or other hunters; this has resulted in his group not having symptoms of the pox like the rest of their people. This is unusual, but it is one of the things that connect him to Victoria.

    When Victoria and Chris fall in love, they defy both the packs and things become a little complicated. It is especially complicated when someone in both of their circles is selling them out.

    This book was interesting. I liked the concept of pulling energy from nature to for life energy. I love that the supposed bad guy isn’t willing to accept the status quo and is willing to work to overcome his birthright. And the overcoming cures him of this disease that has been plaguing his clan for eras.

    I also loved that the “good” girl is willing to look at the real person and not just their place in life. She isn’t going to look down on Chris and his followers because there are dark hunters, but she is willing to accept them for what they really are.

    I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.

    This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012


    Love her books and cannot wait here next

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Amazing. I ate this story up! It was such a refreshing read. T

    I ate this story up! It was such a refreshing read. The storyline is so unique and each page just kept me so into the story I never wanted to put it down.

    LOVED the conflicts Caridad threw at the hero and heroine. The sense of honor and loyalty---and love--was so intense I found myself reading faster and faster to find out what happened next.

    Christopher is one of my favorite types of heroes. Strong and sensitive, dedicated to his values. Strong, but not arrogant. I just loved Christopher.

    Great story, Caridad. Can't wait to see what you come up with next in this series!!!

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