Russian Roulette (Helena Hawthorn Series, #1)

Russian Roulette (Helena Hawthorn Series, #1)

by May Freighter

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"I couldn't put it down! Every chapter left me wanting more!" - Readers' Favourite Review.

Who could guess that one brush of a fingertip over a shimmering soul-string could flip your world upside down and inside out? 

Nineteen-year-old Helena's life changes when her spirit enters the Angel Realm in search of her father. But, things don't go as planned. Against her guardian angel's warnings, she binds her soul to a vampire—a creature she thought only existed in horror movies.

Lucious has spent his immortality looking for the monsters who killed his sire. The last thing he needs is to be vulnerable because of a bond with a reckless girl. Yet, he sees how he can turn this to his advantage. Believing that Helena possesses great power, he plans to use her against the Council as a bargaining chip.

When Helena meets the gorgeous and also terrifying vampire with whom she's now stuck sharing an emotional bond, she realises that her life will never be the same. Despite fighting against Lucious's manipulative ways, she can't deny their attraction.

As their desire for each other intensifies, she needs to know if she can trust him. After all, her life and soul are on the line.

For readers who enjoyed The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith, Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, or A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest.

- Alexander: Memoirs (Prequel & A Vampire In Love Book 1)
- Russian Roulette
- Demon Gates
- Crumbling Control
- Desired (Spin-off Novella)
- Monochrome Interview (A Vampire In Love Book 2)
- Fated Origins 
- Cherished (Spin-off Novella)
- Dark Affiliations
- Blood Witch
-Twisted Truths (2019)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156472451
Publisher: May Freighter
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Helena Hawthorn Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,929
File size: 713 KB

About the Author

May Freighter is an internationally bestselling author from Dublin, Ireland. She writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Sci-Fi mysteries that will keep you entertained, mystified, and hopefully craving more. Her only pets are cacti. They're the only things that survived. It may be too dangerous to entrust her with an animal while she's engrossed in writing.

On sunny, rainy, and overcast days, she spends her time with her fictional friends, putting them through dangerous adventures while wishing them the best of luck. Her hobbies are photography, drawing, and plotting different ways of characters' demise. 

- Alexander: Memoirs (Prequel)
- Russian Roulette
- Demon Gates
- Crumbling Control
- Desired (Spin-off Novella)
- Alexander: Monochrome Interview
- Fated Origins 
- Cherished (Spin-off Novella)
- Dark Affiliations (Release date: 2018)

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- Case: 1
- Case: 2 - (Release date: 2018)

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Russian Roulette 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jarich43 3 months ago
I've read several books written by May Freighter; she has done a great job at writing a good book; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books her books. The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book. I loved the chemistry between the characters. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Hooked-on-Reading 3 months ago
Russian Roulette by May Freighter is the first book in the Helena Hawthorne series. In this book, Helena a college student with a guardian angel named Michael moves out of her childhood home to live in an apartment with her best friends Andrew and Laura. Within a week of moving out she manages to get herself entangled with a vampire named Lucious. This is the beginning of a great many scary situations she finds herself in and the death and change of Andrew from human to vampire. This is a very entertaining story that I was unable to put down. I recommend this book to anyone looking to read about vampires set in a unique vampire world. You will love this book as much as I do. Russian Roulette is a world full of vampire suspense and mystery.
YA_addict 4 months ago
*I recieved this book free from the author for my honest opinion* **Trigger warnings, this book contains some scenes that may make some uncomfortable** I am LOVING this story! Vampires, and witches, and angels!! I enjoyed that there was lots of action, and no parts in which I felt dragged on. Lucius is gloriously delicious, and I can't wait to see his and Helena's bond become more and more romantic. Who will save who? The demon clearly isn't anywhere close to giving up. Will Helena be able to hold out? Will Lucius keep her stable? Will she get to see Andrew again? Or will Lucius' jealousy keep them apart? I can't wait to see where things are headed. On to book 2!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Cliffhanger ending, after reading 300 + pages. Pooh.
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 10 months ago
I had no idea what I was getting into with this book. It's familiar in that it's witches and vampires, but that's where the similarities stop. This story has a unique perspective on magic and the supernatural creatures that populate this world that feels very different from just about anything else I’ve read. The story kept me glued to the pages to the point where I had to finish it in a single sitting. I love that even though our leading characters are facing off against awesomely powerful foes, they themselves don’t have access to similar powers. Helena, Lucious, and Alexander have to rely on their wit, charm, and ability to create alliances in order to survive. There are still lots of unknowns here that make me eager to dig in to the next book in the series.
Betina0513 More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with adventure. Helena is bravely faces challenges at every corner after being exposed to the supernatural world. I enjoyed how well developed the characters were written and watching them “grow” with the story.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Russian Roulette by May Freighter is book one of the Helena Hawthorn series. Helena Hawthorn is excited to embark on the next chapter of her life, moving out of her mum and stepdad's house and in with her two best friends for an easier commute to college. Along with her guardian angel, Michael, watching over her, nothing can go wrong, or so she thought. When Michael takes her to the Angel Realm, she ends up connecting her soul to that of Lucious, a vampire on the run, avoiding his trail and fate. Her life takes a more complicated turn when she crosses path with the vampire, who drags her into the middle of his world. Not knowing who trust, and having to rely on herself, Helena fights against the vampires who want to control her. I couldn't put it down! Every chapter left me wanting more! This is best suited for readers that love darker themes. The world that Helena ends up in is dark and twisted, springing off the decisions she makes to save her friend. Helplessness is a large theme in the novel, with the further Helena gets into the vampire world, the more nerve wrecking and violent it becomes. May Freighter gives hope and light to even the darkest of moments, with a heroine that is strong willed and feisty. Helena doesn't always make the best decisions, but she owns up to that and she keeps fighting back. A lot of Helena's experiences are stifling and oppressive, very nightmarish, but I believe she has the strength to fight against the vampires' system. It's clear her story is just beginning. Russian Roulette is dark, addictive, with an air of mystery, and a unique take on fate. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!