Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

by Natalie J. Damschroder

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Heavy Metal by Natalie J. Damschroder

The world is not what Riley Kordek imagined. On the run from those who've targeted her, all Riley wants is a chance to figure out her new ability to bend metal's energy. When a hot guy who knows more than he should helps her escape her attackers, she thinks she might've found someone who can lead her to the answers she needs.

Three years ago, Sam Remington walked away from his employer and the woman he loved, and now, all he's looking to do is fill the gaping hole left behind. Except, when Sam takes Riley to the Society for Goddess Education and Defense, the stakes rise beyond what either of them could have imagined.
After being alone for so long, falling for Sam would be far too easy for Riley—and far too painful, once his old flame calls needing his help. Worse, Riley uncovers a plot with disastrous ramifications not only for herself, but for Sam and the people he loves—and potentially every goddess in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622668892
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: Goddesses Rising Series , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Natalie J. Damschroder writes high-stakes romantic adventure, sometimes with a paranormal bent. She's published ten novels, seven novellas, and fourteen short stories, many of them exploring magical abilities, but all with a romantic core. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her perfect partner of a husband and two amazing daughters.

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Heavy Metal (Goddesses Rising, Book 2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CaryMorganFrates More than 1 year ago
Great writing, great story! What more can you ask for? Heavy Metal grabs you right from the start – and in a way I had not anticipated – and keeps you turning the pages right through to a very satisfying end.  Pursued by unknown people determined to turn her life upside down, Riley Kordek has only recently discovered she is a goddess, but has no one she can trust to ask about the meaning of it all. Except, perhaps, for Sam Remington, a lowly barkeep, perhaps, but also a man with the knowledge she needs. Can he help her? Will he help her? Or will he be just another false hope to add to the disaster that has become her life? He is affiliated with a group she has been warned to avoid, but she’s at the end of her rope and has to reach out to someone, anyone, even if they prove false. Riley may not have all the knowledge she needs, but she’s no wimp, and doesn’t hesitate, in the face of evil, to wield what power she has. I enjoyed her strength of character, her determination, and her willingness to kick butt. She had me cheering her on from page one, and Sam’s inner strength and desire to help others, even while he suffered, made him a hero to respect and admire. I look forward to the continuation of Ms. Damschroder’s Goddesses Rising series. Well done.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
This book starts off with a hook, gives you a good yank, and then reels you in. Exciting from beginning to end, with only a few stumbles a long the way. There was a little repetition in thoughts between characters (who weren’t telepathic), which was just a little detail most readers probably wouldn’t notice. The story line was different from anything else I had read, and that was a nice change. I do need to say that I have not read the first book, so can’t compare the two. Although, from what I gathered in the little reminders sprinkled throughout, I probably wouldn’t have liked it much due to the love triangle plot it had woven through it. Sam was a great character. The quintessential tortured soul whose had his heart ripped out by his supposed best friend (Book 1) and has spent the last three years getting over his heartache and trying to make a different life for himself outside of the “Goddess” world. Thinking he’d finally been successful at both, by running his own bar, and avoiding friends from his Goddess years, in walks Riley (literally). Convinced she’s crazy due to a combination of recent events in her life, Riley has nowhere else to turn. Cyber-stalking Sam on Facebook, she finds out about the Society and the Education and Defense school, for whom he used to work. Being male, she figures he’s safer than going to the Society itself, because she’s been raised to believe the worst of the Goddesses. Thus begins a whirlwind trip crisscrossing the US with Sam and others from the Society, where Riley searches for the truth of her family and learns the value of friends, trust, loyalty, and a little bit of lust along the way. Sam and Riley have great chemistry and both deserve a HEA after all they’ve been though and this book delivers. I can’t wait to continue their story and find out what happens in the ending of this trilogy! Rating: 4 Heat Rating: Hot Reviewed by: Daysie W. Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
atiffyfit More than 1 year ago
One of the things that I like best about my kindle is that I CAN'T flip the book to re-read the synopsis when I am reading a book. I find myself pleasantly surprised, more often than not, as I'm reading by how much I am enjoying the book. My kindle is also breaking me from my cover habit. I DO judge books by their covers: the covers are what draws me in to pick it up and flip it over and read the blurb. This cover did exactly the same thing. *Fans face* Mmmm paranormal romance, hot body, why is his hand smoking?!  This was an unexpected delicious read from Entangled Publishing, one of my favorite publishers in their many hats (Covet, Bliss, Teen, Indulgence, Edge, etc). Unexpected because I wasn't expecting the offer to read it! Now, I have not read book 1 in the Goddesses Rising series, but luckily I did not have to. The history of Sam (and Quinn and Nick) are nicely summarized for you in the course of the story. I liked Riley; she's feisty and strong enough to look for help when she needs it. The attraction between her and Sam is subtle, but intense at the same time. The plot moved steadily forward and the ending leaves you wanting more. This is not a cliffhanger ending, but the main plot threads are ready to be continued!  I did want to know more of the history of the goddesses so I will be picking up book one. There is some explanation, but not full enough in this book to satisfy me! I'm insatiable, what can I say? I found the powers to be interesting and look forward to Riley discovering more of her powers now that the immediate threat is at an end and she can test with someone like Quinn. At least...I hope that is what lies in store further in the series; Riley & Sam making an appearance like Nick & Quinn in this one!  A thoroughly enjoyable quick-read paranormal romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARC provided for an honest review 4 Stars! This is the second book in the series and I did not read the first one. However, that wasn’t a problem. I could still understand it and got into the story quickly. I loved Natalie’s writing style. The book is so well written and you just flow through the story because she writes so smoothly… It all sounded, I don’t know…. intelligent :D She just knows her way around the English language. The story was really nice and full of action. It kept me going from the first page. What I liked most were the characters. They were all so well developed and very believable. Sam and Riley were awesome. They are so great together and what I loved was that they are also great alone. This was not a book where the heroine is dependent on the hero all the time and they are together 24/7. Their relationship developed slowly and even though the time frame of the book is not so long I didn’t have the feeling that their relationship was rushed. And Riley is a kick-ass goddess. She is strong and independent and takes things in her own hands. I loved her. Sam was perfect for her. Moreover, Riley did not lose her strong personality because of a man. You know what I mean, like some heroines will just do anything for the man. A lot of the time it was Riley who supported Sam even though Riley was the one who originally needed help. The world about goddesses Natalie has built was also very interesting. The goddesses are kind of organized like a company. I liked that because it is different from most paranormal stories. At least those I have read. What I did not like so much was that there was so much focus on the “old” characters from the first book. Even though this was Riley’s story Quinn was the center of attention too often for my liking. A lot of the storyline was based on the first book and continued what happened there. I have to admit I did not become a fan of Quinn. Maybe it was because I didn’t read the first book which is about her and consequently did not come to like her as a heroine with her own story. I wanted to read a book about Riley and Sam and, well, everyone was just concerned about Quinn… Nevertheless, Quinn is a very nice person and not egoistic at all. All in all I can really recommend this book. The romance part of the story is not too much but it is there and it’s very sweet. Also the paranormal world of goddesses is great. I am really curious for the next book about Marley.
andreea-deea More than 1 year ago
It is the first book that I read about goddesses.I dint`t read the first book on the series.To bad I know but this book I receive for review.I dint`t know nothing about it.I just read it like that.And I loved it.The story continues with Sam (I read that in first book it is about Quinn) who owns a bar.One night,a women,Riley comes because she needs help.Her parents died and she just find out that she is a goddesses.She dint`t know just until she reached the age of 21.She traveled to find Sam,who was a protector on Society of goddesses.But some people follow her.She dint`t know why or for what.Sam help her do get rid of them and promised to the her to the Society.When she gets there she find the truth way here parents hate the Society.And she finds out how is following her.It seams that the bad enemy on the first book it is back and thirsty for revenge.But that’s not all. Despite what is happening Riley and Sam fall in love.What I know it is that Sam was in love with Quinn in the first book and she chose Nick over him.I`m so glad that Sam falls in love for Riley.The chemistry between them it`s so strong.I love this book.I love it because it`s diffent.She has love,action,humor.It is the perfect book. I recommend it to anyone even if you did not read the first volume.:)
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
I have conflicting feelings about this book. First off, I loved the idea behind this series. The characters were amazing, and the story line was so good that I read it in on sitting. However there were several spots that seemed to resolve so quickly that I found myself backtracking to previous pages to see if I missed something. Just seemed like there might have been vital parts that had been cut out or shortened and I was left scratching my head and saying "How did that happen?" All in all though a very good read and I am looking forward to what's next. I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Marta C: *eARC received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review --Actual rating 4.5 Skulls My first read from this author, and truthfully I didn't quite know what to expect. This is the second book in her Goddesses Rising series, and follows on from Under The Moon. Is it fantasy? Romance? Urban? Well yes, somehow it's all of those and yet more. I don't know how I missed this author, but in some ways it reminds me of the Weather Warden series that I stumbled on by chance and then was equally blown away by. I love that these books challenge being pigeon holed and you as a reader just go for a fantastic ride. In this tale we meet Riley, who is on the run from those who seem to want to profit from her gift. Riley has the ability to make metal bend to her will, and believes an organization that protects those they call goddesses might be able to help her. She's truly not sure whom to trust, and seeks out Sam, who previously worked with the organization, but when they meet all hell breaks loose.  Can Riley really trust Sam, and more to the point, will he want to become involved? He had his heart broken and has been running since, so why would he want to get involved? They find themselves embroiled in much more than either of them anticipated and embark on a journey to shake their very beliefs. This is a book that pulls you in from the very beginning. It's chock full of twists and turns and the action is non stop. I was truly sucked in from the start. The passion between Sam and Riley smoldered, yet didn't quite deliver for me. Still, I loved that it had such a unique view on humanity and our origins and would most definitely recommend it.  This is a well written book that deserves an audience.