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Posted August 21, 2013
recommended to someone who enjoys paranormal romances
I took a step out of my comfort zone with this book from Ambrielle Kirk, and I must say I was pleased with the way this part of the series turned out. This was the second book in the series, and I admit I didn’t read the first, but I liked the book for its part in the series, and I plan to go back to the first book to see how this all started.
Raiden and Erin were interesting characters to get to know. I can’t exactly say I fell in love with them, but I was enthralled enough with them to want to know what happened next. The romance built up pretty well, and it smoldered as the book continued. For a demi-demon, Raiden didn’t strike me as the sweet and romantic type, but I was surprised by the way Erin responded to him, especially when she played the “hard to get” role, but at the same time she didn’t want to play hard to get because of her intrigue of his darker side. Funny how it always seems to work out that way.
I enjoyed the descriptive imagery of her words and it gave me the ability to really sit down and enjoy the surroundings she created, and as a reader I appreciate that above all else. Anytime I can indulge and allow the book to let me escape, I have to give kudos to the author.
The only issue I had with the book was the lack of an ending or a cliffhanger that would give me a reason to anticipate the next book in the series, but that’s probably my only issue. It felt rushed at the end, after doing such a great job of fleshing out the characters and the world building and everything.
All in all, I would recommend this series to someone who enjoys paranormal romances, and I would be willing to read another of Ambrielle’s books in the future.
-Reviewed by Shakir
Posted January 17, 2013
Reviewed by: Indera
Book provided by: Publisher
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Raiden is a very sexy half human-half demon. He has been cursed to live on earth for an eternity. Erin is a witch with psychic abilities. She is lead to an excavation site by a recurring dream. She needs to find out about her ancestors. She needs more info about this long lost coven. She pretends to be interested in ancient civilizations and decides to join a dig team searching for artifacts and treasure. She gets herself into some trouble and Raiden comes to her rescue… and of course there was instant attraction!
This is the second book in the series and I have not read the first book. I did like the book. This book was a little shorter than I prefer to read but I was happy with author Ambrielle Kirk! She again delivers an exciting adventurous story with heat, adventure and intrigue. This book is filled with demons, half breeds, and witches.
I fell in love with Erin and Raiden. I love the way the romance builds in this story. Raiden is very sweet and nurturing and seems to only want to protect and nurture Erin. Erin does not generally have much interest in men but there is something she can’t explain about Raiden. She senses something dark about this man, but can’t help but care about this gentle giant. As the story progresses Erin’s cousin Leona and her demon lover Carrick show up. Erin’s family sent Leona to search for her. Leona reveals to them that Raiden is a demon. Erin has to decide if she should continue to trust this half demon who she has grown to care for.
The chemistry between Erin and Raiden was hot! There were a few ‘beginings’ to hot scenes but something or someone always interrupted. Eventually Erin and Raiden share one hot and sexy scene. Again Author Kirk does not disappoint. One complaint is there were not enough hot scenes.
I did enjoy the book and always enjoy Ambrielle’s bold and vivid writing. She brings scenes alive with descriptive words and language and always writes a story that you have to finish in one sitting. I sometime feel like part of the story or scene. Here are a few scenes that made me feel I was there.
“Dusty, dry winds swirled over the landscape. The breeze was faint but cooled her skin from the dry heat. Rain from the late afternoon hours lasted a mere ten minutes, and steam from the dry ground evaporated around her.”
“A gust of wind swept through an opening at the bottom of the tent. Darkness encompassed her when the wick in her lamp went out. The smoke floated up to greet her nose. She inhaled and then breathed out a sigh of apprehension. There was no mistaking her nervousness as she folded her sketch slowly with shaky fingers and tucked it down into her bag.”
I wish there was more of a back story regarding Raiden and “Otherworld” which is the kingdom that he ruled in 50 years before he abandoned it and remained on Earth. There was also mention of Nimroid which was also another another demon world. There were only a few characters in this story which I can appreciate, but I was left with questions and wanted to know more about how a demons can be half breads and how they can have ties to both worlds.
I wished the book was longer. I felt short changed. The book just ended- and not in a good way. I didn’t feel there was any cliff hanger or a great set up for the next book in the installment. I was disappointed at the end. It seemed there was a quick brief summary-Erin finds out about her ancestors and Raiden get his girl- The end! This book was not my favorite of hers but it was a good read.
Posted April 12, 2013
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