Chosen by Sin (Para-Ops Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true goal is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he meets in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in ...
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Chosen by Sin (Para-Ops Series #3)

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Overview

Werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true goal is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he meets in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.

Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.
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Editorial Reviews

Larissa Ione Lori Foster Brenda Novak - Cover Blurbs
"Incredibly well-written, different, and hot." -NYT Bestseller Larissa Ione

“DePaul is amazing! Chosen by Blood is a unique, hot, spellbinding treat for all paranormal romance fans. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!” --NYT Bestseller Author Lori Foster

"A gripping tale!...DePaul creates the perfect blend of danger, intrigue, and romance. You won't be able to put this book down!" --NYT Bestseller Brenda Novak
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About the Para-Ops Series:

"Incredibly well-written, different, and hot." -NYT Bestseller Larissa Ione

“DePaul is amazing! Chosen by Blood is a unique, hot, spellbinding treat for all paranormal romance fans. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!” --NYT Bestseller Author Lori Foster

"A gripping tale!...DePaul creates the perfect blend of danger, intrigue, and romance. You won't be able to put this book down!" --NYT Bestseller Brenda Novak
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013867475
  • Publisher: Virna DePaul
  • Publication date: 12/19/2011
  • Series: Para-Ops Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 68,549
  • File size: 497 KB

Meet the Author

National Bestselling Author Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor who writes for Harlequin and Random House. She is also a bestselling Indie author.
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  • Posted December 23, 2011

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    I adore Dex!

    My Review:

    I was so looking forward to this third installment to the Para Ops series and I was not let down. At first, I was worried when I realized that Dex wasn't going to be paired up with Lucy, but I loved him and Jes together....and whoa, I was so surprised about their intertwined histories...so powerful.

    Virna DePaul has created such an incredible world within this series that I just love. This book belonged to Dex (half-were shifter from the Para Ops team) and Jes (vampire doctor with another agenda.) There is so much that Jes is hiding in this book and even though I knew that it would all work out in the end, it was really emotional getting to there. I just adore Dex's character. He is such a seemingly hard character who puts off this f**k-you facade, but it is just that...a facade. When someone enters his life that he cares for, he is completely loyal and protective of that person. There are some horrible circumstances from his childhood which have made him become this completely protective person that is so attractive. The scenes with the little seven year old Ella that completely melted my heart. Then there is Jes, who has withstood so much loss, and as a doctor, is just trying to find a solution. I certainly did not always agree with her methods, but in her heart, her actions were for the right reasons.

    There are so many little details to this book, like little Ella, which made it so good. Mahone and the glimpses of the Goddess and the developing feelings between them...whoa, I so did not see that coming. I cannot wait to see what Virna DePaul does with that story line over the series. Then there is Cy...*gah* I loved him! His attitude towards his very short life...so sweet, while also so heartbreaking. I like the tiny little hints (and I hope that I am not just imagining them) about something brewing between him & Lucy...I like where that is going! My heart still breaks for her especially in the way that she has had to *use* Dex.

    In addition there was a whole new species of otherworlders added to the mix...the Draci. I hope that we get to see a LOT more of these dragon shifters in the future. I am assuming that Lucy's book is next, but there is talk of adding more to the team. I cannot wait to see where this series is headed. It is such a good series! I HIGHLY recommend it!!! If you like paranormal, this series needs to be in your TBR pile!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

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    4.25 STARS Dex is a character that caught my eye from the begin

    4.25 STARS

    Dex is a character that caught my eye from the beginning of this series, His smart ass comments and rough exterior drew me in instantly and I couldn't help but be attracted to him. Of course I've always been drawn to the emotionally damaged bad boy with the gooey middle LOL! Anyways, I couldn't wait to read his book. I wanted to know if I was right about him. I'm pleased to say that I was! Virna DePaul did not disappoint with him or this book!

    Dex Hunt may be the quintessential bad boy but he's a good soul. I LOVED how he was there for Lucy in her "time of need". Sure it's not like he didn't gain anything from their agreement but that wasn't why he helped her. He did it because she was his friend. I found it excellent that Virna wrote their "key" scene in such a detached manner.

    We learned in earlier books that as a werebeast Dex was looked down upon - even more so than the other Otherborn. In Chosen by Sin we also learn that he is ignorant of the fact that he was at the center of an age old prophesy. It was said that he could gift immortality. Could it be true? Jesmina would stop at nothing to find out.

    When we first met in Jesmina in Chosen by Fate I thought she'd be a cool addition to the team. Her knowledge about Otherborn was something that would benefit them greatly. I quickly changed my mind though. After reading Chosen By Blood I had all these notions of vampiric honor. I soon realized that though Jes carried herself with honor she was very fond of bending the rules in her favor. I hated that she so easily justified her actions. Her behavior got really bad IMO in Chosen by Sin and I'm glad that she got called out on it. The fact that DePaul managed to do it in such a way that it impacted no only Jesmina but also Dex and their relationship, and in such a smooth way, absolutely floors me.

    Chosen by Sin is chock full of good things. It's got unwavering devotion, lots of action, betrayal and good old fashioned sexual intensity. This is one book that you will not want to miss!

    Some wayward thoughts...

    ~ Chosen by Sin brought the prejudice storyline back into the forefront of things (it had kinda gotten a little lost in Chosen by Fate IMO). That subject matter is something that I truly admire about these books. The only way to beat the bigotry that's out there is to keep people aware of it. Even if it's talked about in fictitious terms.

    ~ I miss the team dynamic. I want them all together again even if I get the reason why they're fractured. Something has to happen there.

    ~ Will Lucy ever find someone? Is she still thinking that there's no one out there for her? What about her feelings on sterilization?

    ~ Does our goddess have a thing for Mahone?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    If you haven't read any book by Virna Depaul you missing out!! S

    If you haven't read any book by Virna Depaul you missing out!! Sexy uber alpha male and feisty heroine added to the mix and you get one hell of a good read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

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    Loved it!

    Loved Dex Hunt's book. Now waiting eagerly for #4 in the series. Virna DePaul is amazing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Great read

    I was left wanting more!

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Shifters have begun killing each other. The shifters have always

    Shifters have begun killing each other. The shifters have always been the Otherborn that the world knows the least about. In an attempt to see this race have more peace and possibly become better rooted into human society Mahone and the Para-Ops team become involved. This assignment sends Dex to France and back into the arms of the woman he had believed to be a one night stand.
    I loved Dex’s book. I picked him out as my favorite character while reading Chosen by Blood. I love shifters and characters with pasts that have left them damaged always lure me in too. He did not disappoint. The readers finally get to know exactly who Dex wants revenge on and why. That was a very interesting part of the story. The reasons as to why Dex ended up spending his childhood in a were orphanage and not in the loving arms of his mother is very tragic. Dex goes into his newest assignment with gusto knowing that he will soon get to have his revenge.
    Jes was introduced in Chosen by Fate. She is a scientist trying to help the Otherborn she has lived around her whole life. Jes also has an extreme case of survivor’s guilt. This survivor’s guilt pushes her to make some selfish and sometimes unwise decisions that can impact the lives of those around her. I liked her. She brings her own damaged baggage into the fray and owns it. She wants to save her family and there is almost nothing she will not do to see that it happens. She also brought out a different side of Dex. Reading Dex evolve into someone who can care about others and himself was incredible. She’s a perfect complement to him.
    Readers are not only introduced to some new characters, but a fascinating race of Otherborn is also introduced. I cannot wait to see where Virna goes with the Draci.

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