Bedeviled: A Dark Breed Novel

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She has done the unthinkable—turned her best friend into a dark breed: part Vampyre, Lychen and Witch . . .

Kyana thought only to save her friend’s life when she fed Haven her blood; instead, she created a monster. Now the woman she thought of as a sister is under the spell of an ancient, vengeful god, determined to set him free and wreak havoc on the mortal world . . . and only Kyana can stop her.

But time is running out. In just seven days, ...

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Overview

She has done the unthinkable—turned her best friend into a dark breed: part Vampyre, Lychen and Witch . . .

Kyana thought only to save her friend’s life when she fed Haven her blood; instead, she created a monster. Now the woman she thought of as a sister is under the spell of an ancient, vengeful god, determined to set him free and wreak havoc on the mortal world . . . and only Kyana can stop her.

But time is running out. In just seven days, Kyana’s Vampyre and Lychen abilities will be gone and she’ll be completely transformed into the Goddess of the Hunt—and her blood ties to Haven will be severed. By her side is Ryker—ally, demigod, lover— who will sacrifice everything to keep Kyana safe . . . even the attraction that burns between them. Together they have one chance to save Haven from herself . . . to save humanity from hell on earth.

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In Grace’s follow-up to 2011’s Ascension, a checklist of tropes takes the place of a coherent story. When half-vampire, half-werewolf Kyana Aslan saved her best friend Haven’s life by turning her into a vampire, she usurped Haven’s place as the heir of Artemis. As various unsavory supernatural creatures wreak havoc, poor Haven is possessed by the vengeful spirit of Cronos, who plans to overthrow Olympus. Kyana spends most of her time feeling guilty, missing shoe shopping with Haven, resenting the loss of her leather pants, and lusting after her demigod bodyguard, Ryker, while running, driving, and teleporting from place to place. There’s some interesting conflict as Kyana longs to save Haven while knowing she will probably have to kill her, but Grace (a shared pen name for Heather Waters and Laura Barone) squanders this conflict in favor of another peek at Ryker’s glistening abs. Agent: Brown Literary Agency. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061964411
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 883,056
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sable Grace is the writing team of Heather Waters and Laura Barone,long-time critique partners and friends who came together by fluke to discover their voices fit quite nicely during a writing experiment. The story became far too interesting to put down and Sable Grace was born.

Both Heather and Laura reside in Florida, are happily married to their real-life heroes, and are, well, complete opposites. Still, there’s enough common ground for them to weave their words together in the voice of Sable Grace.

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

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    Bedeviled is the second installment in Sable Grace (Heather Waters & Laura Barone)’s Dark Breed series. Kyana has survived her trial and has started the process of becoming a goddess; taking on some of Artemis’s power. She has seven days before she will become a full goddess and will lose her vampyre and lychen abilities completely. That means Kyana has seven days to track down and capture Haven before she will lose her sire’s link to her. Cronos‘s possession of Haven is getting stronger by the day and it will take all the power Kyana has and a few tricks up her sleeve to subdue her.

    Then, Kyana finds out that Ryker has volunteered to be Zeus’s chosen and will no longer be able to accompany her on her search for Haven. She will have to turn to an unlikely source for help. And, when they finally capture her, Haven tricks a friend to aid in her escape, nearly killing him in the process. But worse, leaving Cronos in possession of all four eyes of power. Can Kyana stop Haven before she raises Cronos, unleashing his evil on the world?

    I really wanted to love this book, but there were a lot of things that happened that were just too predictable for me to conjure any more powerful feelings than like for this novel. I thought it was obvious that Ryker would take the position of Zeus’s chosen after it became clear the job was up for grabs; he’d do anything to avoid being Ares’s chosen. And, now it’s looking more and more like Zeus is his dad making Ares not look quite so heartless. Then, when Haven discovered the psychics were dead I instantly thought she’d go for the seer instead of the oracles. And, lastly it couldn’t have been more obvious that Geoff was being played for a fool when Haven begged him to sit with her in her cell.

    I found it a little convenient that all of a sudden all Kyana’s friends are becoming gods, people that would probably never have been good enough before, but now the best candidates are being killed off and the gods are settling for Kyana, Geoffrey, and Ryker. Oh and Silas was forced to hold god power temporarily.

    And, this whole hunt for Haven was extremely boring. Kyana would find her and Haven would get away and they just kept doing it over and over again. If that part of the book was more interesting, I probably would have liked it a lot better!

    Another thing I never understood was if you know Cronos wants the four eyes of power and already has one, why oh why would you make it easier for him to get the other three by putting them all together? I think they were just asking for trouble from that moment on.

    One positive thing with this book was the growing romance between Kyana and Ryker. I loved their intimate moments together and enjoyed watching Kyana slowly lower her guard and realize just how much she truly does love him. I’m hoping that we will continue to see them grow as the series progresses.

    “Your house, huh?”

    “I’ve seen yours, I think it’s time I show you mine.”

    “Ya know, when people say that, they’re not usually talking about houses.”

    He chuckled. “Yeah, but we’ve already played that game. We can play it again later, if you like.”

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Enjoyed!

    Surprisingly entertaining sooo looking forward to the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    This book blew me away!!

    What a outstanding series. So far this series is highly entertaining and the world building is not only amazing but fresh and different than most all other paranormal and urban fantasies. The characters grow and evolve in each book while still staying likeable. The story line and plot is fast pace, thrilling, and a real page turner. Anyone with this series in their TBR pile needs to take it out, dust it off and get to reading it, you will love it!

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