Marked by Hades

Marked by Hades

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by Reese Monroe
     
 

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One choice away from eternity...
For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate's Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that's easier said than done...

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One choice away from eternity...
For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate's Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that's easier said than done...
Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who-or what-she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her...
As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity.

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ISBN-13:
9781500850753
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2014
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Marked By Hades 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bibliophiliamom More than 1 year ago
This book has it all! Thrills, chills, romance, love, and demons. What more could you ask for? Reese is a wonderful writer who puts it all out there in her books, and I look forward to more. I would recommend reading book 1 first so that you know the back story, but don't pass this one up, or you don't know what you're missing!  
Book_Sojourner More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 Stars. I loved the first book in this series, Forged By Fate, so I was excited to continue on with the dramatic overall storyline, as well as get into Justin's story. Justin is Theo's brother and Gatekeeper companion. But unlike Theo, Justin has never desired a Mate, and has been content with his purpose as a companion and with 900 years of casual hook-ups. While he is happy Theo finally found the love of his life, he's ignored any call toward that for himself. Besides, Theo and Justin have been busy enough sending demons back to hell. So when he meets Yvonne, a woman with a lethal touch and unknown past, the contentedness of his life is suddenly turned upside-down. But there is nothing simple in this world, and though he may have found something new in Yvonne, there is nothing simple to their bond, and there are evil forces at work that will stop at nothing to keep them apart and work their own nefarious plot to fruition. This was a very exciting read. I was completely drawn into the overall storyline all over again from the first book. Though I've heard of some reading this as a standalone, I would recommend reading the books in this complex series in order. I don't want to give away all the details, because there is a lot of mystery, secrets, and suspense involved. Though there were a few times where the story/plot seemed a bit repetitive, overall I had a hard time putting it down, and felt on edge with how the whole thing would turn out. Some of these scenes were just painful to read, while others were so genuinely sweet. The mix of emotions ran the gamut. But just like the first book, this was a total page-turner. I must also say that my heart was on edge throughout this book, watching all the things that Justin and Yvonne had to go through. Especially Yvonne! This is certainly a darker read than the first book, and though the details are not overly egregious, there is still sensitive subject matter exposed, and it was difficult to take in. But Yvonne's amazing strength of character, love, sacrifice, and determination shone through immensely. Then there was Justin, who had so much to deal with as well, but in a completely different manner. You could feel the confusion and frustration with his situation, then the sheer desperation when difficulty after difficulty got in the way. I couldn't help but root for them. Marked By Hades is a very exciting, action-packed story, filled with good and evil, love and fear, purpose and passion, twists and turns, and told through beautiful, complex characters that have stolen my heart. I look forward to the continuation of this series and what will happen next.
Claudia_love_books More than 1 year ago
lovely story in a wonderful complex world This is the second book in the series "Bound by Hades" and although I did not read the first book, I really liked it and it was possible to understand the world-building. Justin is the companion of a Gatekeeper, his brother Theo, and he has waited 911 years for a Mate - although that is probably the wrong expression. He treaded the possibility of getting a Mate like his brother. But when he meets Yvonne, everything changes for him - and not only in a good way. this story was very complex and there were some parts in it, where I really had troubles with the story - which are also the reason why this book only gets 4 stars and I really considered giving it only 3 stars. (view spoiler) the relationship between Justin and Yvonne was very complex because of who she was before which made the whole storyline much more intense. I loved the whole idea of the "Shomrai" and will definitely continue this series. Reese Monroe was able to link an interesting world-building with an intense storyline and great characters. I loved all the characters, and will go back to read Theo and Sadies story. I can't wait to read the next books because some of the secondary characters are quite interesting. I hope Reese Monroe will continue to include all the characters, as they are, in the next books as well because I would love to see Justin and Yvonne again. Disclaimer: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Marked by Hades is the 2nd book in Reese Monroe’s Bound by Hades series. If you haven’t read my review of the first book, (Forged by Fate), this series revolves around the Gatekeeper of Hades, who vanquishes demons to hell. Theo is our gatekeeper, and the first book’s hero, and his Gatekeeper companion (helper) is his brother, Justin. This book belongs to Justin, whom we fell in love with in the first book, as he was the fun loving womanizing one of the two. We meet our heroine Yvonne immediately, as she wakes up on a park bench naked, and with no memory of who she is. A Good Samaritan comes to her aid, and much to her horror, she accidently kills him just by her touch. Yvonne clothes herself in leather, especially the gloves, so that she doesn’t kill anyone else, but has no idea where to turn for answers. One night, she is attacked and in her defense she pulls off the gloves. Justin just happened to be near and saw her dust the bad guy. Before he could get to her, she runs away. We all know that Justin vehemently does not want a mate, which is expected at some time. After all, like Theo had to wait 900 years to find his mate in Sadie, Justin has waited that long and has no problem waiting another 900 years. Much to his chagrin, he senses the Ahavah mark being branded on his shoulder, and that of his mate somewhere near. Eventually he finds Yvonne, and recognizes that she is his mate. What follows is a non-stop action filled story, and a beautiful romance. When Justin brings Yvonne to Theo, it is Sadie who recognized Yvonne as Dyre, the demon who helped her escape her captivity in Hades. The immediate reaction is to kill her, as she is a demon, even if she shows no signs of being one. Watching Justin fall in love with Yvonne, and she him was really so well done. Their romance was very sexy, even when she had her leather clothes on. Lol I loved how Sadie and Yvonne became close, knowing this human side of Yvonne was one of them. The battle does begin, as the demons want her (Dyre) back, and Theo’s life is in danger. Reese Monroe does another fantastic storyline, where we get to see both sides of Yvonne/Dyre, as she returns to Hades. The excitement builds throughout, as we head to a very exciting climax. Will Yvonne ever return? Will Justin be able to claim his mate? Is Yvonne truly a demon? Will the Great One be able to stop Lucifer? The great cast of characters in this series, both good and evil were nicely written. I loved Theo, Sadie, Dasha (Can’t wait for her story), besides Justin and Yvonne. Halena is one of the good guys, but for now she is rough and brusque. I’m sure in time, she will have her own storyline, and this will change. Marked by Hades is another wonderful addition to this series, and I really do enjoy Reese Monroe’s writing. If you like fantasy with Gatekeepers, Demons, God, Lucifer, Angels and Humans, and a story filled with action, excitement, romance, steamy sex, and great characters, then this series is for you.
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe I give this book 5 stars I don't like spoiler reviews so I am going to try to do a worth review because I love this series, and hope it will continue, as I think it's got the potential to be a long book series. You can never fully defeat evil and the "Shomrei" are immortal so that hopefully means that Ms Monroe's has got lots of ideas for future books! ( fingers crossed here) This review is my own opinion and will be posted on my blog and linked with Booksniffer Review Tours, for the release of Book 2 Marked by Hades. Synopsis: One choice away from eternity… For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done… Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her… As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity. In this New Adult tale of Good versus Evil, Reese Monroe gives continues where she left off in her world of angels and demons, and supernatural beings the "Shomrei," the Gate Keeper's who were created by the breath of God. Extremely hot humans, (male and female) but they have extraordinary powers to battle the demons who sneak into the human world. Lucifer has been busy making his demons stronger so 'The Great One' has to up his game too, and in this book it's full on and the situation with the demons is hotting up. This book centres around Justin... Theo's brother/ companion who is to find his mate. Now Justin has spent the past 911 years womanising and is not happy when his mark appears, which is just like the great one... Get you when you least expect it! He tries to ignore it but in the end you can't fight fate, or the great ones plan. The other characters are there, Theo and Sadie are stronger together, in love and ready to pay back Justin's devotion to them by helping him find his Mate and the path they must walk to be together. The path will be a difficult one and will test all the "Shomrei" beliefs. Darsha is also there ( one of my favourites as being the only human she tries to help in any way she can) The writing style is fluid, I got swept away with the story, feeling Justin and Yvonne's pain when it got tough, and happy when things were going great for them. The world building continues, you find out more of Sadie's background too... And at the end of the story you know that you will be hoping book 3 will be out soon! Hats off to Ms Monroe, she's continued to evolve and grow her characters in this book. I recommend this book to readers who like stories of the supernatural heroes battling with demons, with a healthy dose of smouldering passion thrown in for good measure.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley  This is the second book in this series and by this author. I would also like to note that I have not read the first book in the series, but plan to. This was a quick fun read that wasn’t to difficult to figure out what was going on despite my not having read the first book. I was able to enjoy the characters and world just fine. I probably would have appreciated the world more having read the first one, but I wasn’t lost or anything. I liked the book, didn’t go crazy for it, but enjoyed it enough that I want to read the first one now and at least the the one that comes next in the series. The story seemed fairly typical for the paranormal genre and centers around Angels and Demons battling each other. It would have been nice to have had a little refresher over what the greater conflict in this world was, but it is my fault for not knowing having not read the first book. The characters were interesting and likable and I enjoyed the sense of comradery we get between the guardians their helpers and the mates. The story moved at a good pace and a lot of time actually passed between the start and end of the story, felt more realistic to me. The characters didn’t have easy fixes to their problems. Often in paranormal stories we have a lot of action that takes place over a few short days, and the world doesn’t move like that, but then again these are worlds of fiction. I kinda feel bad and wish I had more to say. I liked the story. I liked the characters especially Justin and Yvonne along with their pairing up. I enjoyed the twist of Yvonne’s duel nature and how Justin needed to learn to overcome some prejudices to accept her. I really must read the first book and perhaps add on to this review, because I am feeling like I must have missed some of the deeper story arches. On its own though it is an enjoyable romance that most anyone is going to enjoy.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
One choice away from eternity… For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done… Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke her was turned to dust when she touched him. And now the strange mark that appeared on her shoulder throbs in the presence of the raven-haired man now offering to help her… As Justin and Yvonne navigate the mystery of her past, their bond grows, but the secrets they discover and the sacrifices that must be made could be enough to rip them apart for eternity. Review: I thought this was a unique concept for book and quite enjoyed it. This paranormal story was packed with action, drama and of course some romance to round it out. This is a new to me author and picked this to review because the concept sounded interesting.  It is labeled as "New Adult" which I can understand because of the "age" of characters but honestly I was wrapped up in the story that I did not think about their age. This is the second book in the series and not having read the first book, I appreciated the authors references to past events and explaining of the background of the characters.  I can see where this may have put off some who read the first story, but not having read it, it really helped me. I really enjoyed Justin and Yvonne/Dyre's story.  Poor Yvonne to wake up with no memory and then when you touch someone they turn to dust, I cannot even imagine how she coped.  I liked seeing the different side of the Yvonne/Dyre character and how the author explored not just differences but what was at the hear to Y/D a girl who had been tricked and just wanted what we all want that connection with another person.  Justin is perfect for Yvonne, even though he does not want a mate.  He is loving and though he has problems coming around a first, he is uber-alpha where Yvonne is concerned. Great story and concept, I plan to go back and read the first story in the series. 3.5 Stars
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Great new paranormal. Fascinating characters and a well written plot make this a great read. I recommend reading the first in the series before reading this one. Highly recommended.