The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, ...

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The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles #1)

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Overview

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044324480
  • Publisher: Victoria H. Smith
  • Publication date: 11/7/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 784,510
  • File size: 425 KB

Meet the Author

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.
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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    The Crimson Hunt by Victoria Smith Ariel Richmond was studying


    The Crimson Hunt by Victoria Smith
    Ariel Richmond was studying zoology among other courses at college and she's a really good painter. She is part of a showing and she doesn't know why her art was selected. She has run into Luca Grimaldi several times and he's helped her out with an extra credit project.
    She and her friend Piper will be leaving soon to the family cabin in the woods.
    With 2 deaths the girls have stated they need to stick together at night time and not be by themselves.
    The guys throw a party at their mansion as their company funds their living expenses. Ariel has a major problem with Lila who is a lab partner with Luca in chemistry.
    She just really gets on Ariel's nerves til Piper texts Ariel with the news of her death...
    Love all the nature and birds housing in the observatory.
    When her best friend is killed she was warned and jumped out of the moving car bt was too late to save her. She knows who the killer is now but she is the one being charged.
    More strange events occur while she's kept in captivity.
    At this point she's being told the others are from a different planet, other than Earth... You have to listen to the rest of the tale to really understand what all has transpired.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

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    The Crimson Hunt was such an emotional experience! It's been a w

    The Crimson Hunt was such an emotional experience! It's been a week of trying to get my thoughts together and form a coherent sentence. There were times when I was thinking "NOO! Don't do it! AHHH! I can't take it!" -runs from room- Other times I was chanting, " Do it! Do it! Do it!"

    As you can imagine The Crimson Hunt had many ups and downs as you learn more about the Luca and Ariel's role to play in these "mysterious" events. I have to say that this summary doesn't even cover all that happens in this book. There is so much much drama, romance, and action!

    This isn't a story in which the entire book is about the heroine finding out about the hero's tragic secret. Those events happen pretty fast with Ariel finding out that Luca is really a *I'm sorry, I can't spoil it. Though hint, in the summary it says "unworldly". . . * Then instead of wimping out and having Luca do all of the work, Ariel and Luca fight for there relationship. Shh! I will not give away the entire book! Stop asking!

    Ariel was a very realistic character who often acted a lot like me. (Expect I don't get a hot guy with science fiction "aspects" - something is wrong here.) She stood up for herself and the ones she loves. The connection between Luca and her was intense!

    Speaking of Luca... *le sigh* Where can I get a guy like Luca? Seriously! I have nothing bad to say about him. He was intense, smart, sweet, and protective. I could go on and on.

    Overall, I really, really, really liked the Crimson Hunt! It was romantic, fast moving, and full of action! It fully deserves four stars! I can't wait for the following book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    When I first picked up The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith, I

    When I first picked up The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith, I really didn't know what to expect, and as a fan of the unpredictable, this intrigued me so I decided to dive right in. Here's my review.

    The Cast.
    One of the first things I noticed is that I really liked being inside the main character's head, Ariel Richmond. She's sassy, strong, and doesn't let inhibition get in the way of what she has to say. It's refreshing. I enjoyed the hero of the story also, Luca Grinaldi, he's mysterious, which is a plus for me because you really never know what is going on inside his head until he actually says it. It leaves the reader thinking about the plot as a whole and I found myself trying to figure out the ending multiple times before it happened. I never did get it right, though. The supporting cast is also likable as a whole, with adorable sidekicks, such as Piper Lovelace, Ariel's roommate and best friend. We've also got an entire cast of baddies, complete with the Big Boss, who is devious on a level which makes my skin crawl, and also the main henchman, who's just a dick. I'll leave it at that.

    The Story.
    I really liked the story as a whole after I finished reading it, it had some slow points, and at some times you wondered why certain scenes were included, but trust me, it all comes together in the end. The big reveal toward the end of the book had me picking my jaw up off the floor and finally solved my predictions about many of the plot points earlier on. It felt almost as one of the moments from popular works such as Ocean's Eleven and the Prestige, where you realize you've been fooled through the entire story, and it makes you appreciate the time that went into the plot development. Another thing I really liked about The Crimson Hunt, was how well the action and adventure aspects were tied into the romance. There is a deep love that develops, but all the while the world is in peril and an epic quest is emerging.

    Verdict.
    After reading The Crimson Hunt, (especially the epilogue, which was crazy!) I am really looking forward to reading more books in the series to see how Ariel grows, as well as her relationship with Luca. It was a refreshing read that reminded me of Eragon by Christopher Paolini, the way it entwined grand adventure with love and character growth. I loved it, and can't wait to read more. Thanks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

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    I have got to stop associating moon titles with wolves. Every ti

    I have got to stop associating moon titles with wolves. Every time I read something with hunt, moon, or blood I think werewolves. Anyways, this book is quite different and so not what I thought.




    The plot of the book is good. I like that once your in the story, you can't help but follow along. The reader is intrigued right away by the mysterious Luca and his appearing/disappearing act. After a few chapters in, all I was thinking was, what is up with this dude! I knew he was hiding something. The kept secrets is was mostly what kept me in the story cause I am the type of person that NEEDS TO KNOW! I want every character to spill their guts to me, telling me everything they hold in.




    Now, the love interest I felt lacked a little. Yes, they learned to love each other but with all the secrets between them it's hard to trust. I found myself going back and forth liking Luca then being skeptical of him. Still, in the end his intentions were honorable. 




    The big plot twist/secret in the end took me away. I wasn't one to piece things together until Luca spelled it out for me. And once it is said, it all made sense.




    Overall, I like this book. It had it moments where it capture me completely making me want to read faster. Despite the lack in romance, The Crimson Hunt takes the reader for a nice surprise. 

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