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Tainted
     

Tainted

3.4 42
by Julie Kenner, J. Kenner
 

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) ...

When Lily Carlyle set out to kill a child molester, she never expected to die and be resurrected as an assassin. Especially not as an assassin charged with fighting the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good against evil. It's the key into heaven, she's told. And

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) ...

When Lily Carlyle set out to kill a child molester, she never expected to die and be resurrected as an assassin. Especially not as an assassin charged with fighting the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good against evil. It's the key into heaven, she's told. And in light of her sins, without that key, she's doomed to an eternity of suffering.
But even in the demon world it's sometimes hard to tell your ally from your enemy.
And when Lily finds out the truth . . . well, there really will be hell to pay.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149009275
Publisher:
Julie Kenner
Publication date:
11/03/2013
Series:
The Blood Lily Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
451,340
File size:
841 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Julie Kenner has published over forty books including the Kate Connor Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series currently in development as a feature film – DemonHuntingSoccerMom.com – and the Protector (Superhero) series – WeProtectMortals.com.
As J. Kenner, Julie writes erotic romance, including the Stark Trilogy and the Most Wanted series, as well as the Shadow Keepers series of dark paranormal romances originally published as J.K. Beck.

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Tainted (Blood Lily Chronicles Series #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
Lily Carlyle died while trying to exact revenge against her teenage sister's stalker and rapist. Unfortunately for Lily, regardless of how noble her cause for retribution, her intent does not dismiss the fact that she had murder in her heart. While Lily was alive, she was a small time hustler and thief. She did whatever it took to put food on the table for her family. Luckily for Lily, shortly after her death, she was given an opportunity for redemption against her past sins. Her choice, become a demon hunter and fight for the side of good or have a nice trip back to your descent into hell. Nothing is as it seems in this story. I was so intrigue by the thought of demons having the capability of repelling their true nature and gravitating towards light, and in reverse, humans who are not naturally evil (well most of us), rebelling against their nature towards good and being easily led astray by evil. The twists and turns in this book kept my interest thoroughly peaked. There were plenty of fierce action scenes and shocking revelations. By the end of the book I was so completely blown away, I couldn't put it down. I've never read anything from this author before and while I was aware of the context of the story before I read it, I still didn't particularly care for this books affirmation of the Christianity version of god. I don't usually read books that affirm any one particular religion; however, regardless of the religious aspect of this book I enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers and look forward to the next book Torn.
Valorie35 More than 1 year ago
Great plot and smart, witty writing. I really liked the main heroine, Lily. She was a sarcastic kick ass character!
BookCrazy31 More than 1 year ago
i just got done reading this book and i thought it was amazing! i also met the author this weekend and it was an honor to hear Julie Kenner talk and discuss her views on writing. i do advise this book only to be read if you are at a maturity level. young adult and above. this is great just to escape into and you really connect with the characters. all there is left to say is "Well done, Julie Kenner!" :) and i cannot wait to read her other books. Congrads!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Monstrous Lucas Johnson viciously attacks Rose. Bad to the bone twenty-six year old Lily Carlyle seeks out her younger sister's molester, but Lucas kills her instead. An angel gives the dead Lily a second chance at righting all the wrongs she committed. Soon afterward, Lily Carlyle reawakens inside the body of Boston bartender-waitress Alice Purdue. Lily still wants to go after Lucas and wonders what happened to Alice. However, her heavenly assignment is preventing a demon horde from opening the last of nine gates from hell. She is ready to die again, but is confused by her attraction to Deacon Camphire, who saved her second life, but whose soul seems filled with absolute darkness and no light. Although somewhat similar in tone to the superhero coming back from the grave for a chance at redemption by simply saving the world, fans of dark urban fantasies will enjoy the first Blood Lily Chronicle. Lily is an interesting protagonist who was a thief until she failed at vengeance but in her second chance she still craves retribution although she has bigger monsters to fight. Deacon is the enigmatic champion rescuing her at her darkest moments, but fans will wonder is he a hero or a future villain as the book is still out on him. Julie Kenner leaves her lighthearted suburban soccer mom resting in goal while turning to a grave thriller starring a different personality demon assassin heroine. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 46 chapter story of a reincarnated girl and her involvement with preventing the opening of a gate of hell, and all the subsequent betrayal, blood sacrafice, and sexual attraction and with rough language. The execution of the story plot is interesting and fast paced, but parts of the storyline were predictable (suspicious of the betrayal before 9th chapter) and repetitious. This story can also be found in the .99 boxed set Fall in Love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Received this book in a boxed set with several other authors.. The writing style was quite enjoyable but the plot lost me several times.. I will probably try another of this author's books..
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