Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)

Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)


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Passion is blind in vengeance and love ...

Ayden's suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.

The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.

Now, one motive burns in her soul:


The Sons of Wrath-a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons-band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit's most deadly feeding grounds.

Kane Walker should've been her easiest kill.

Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants-clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.

Time is running out.

In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.

Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984851720
Publisher: Keri Lake
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Pages: 534
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees. When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn't retrieve a damn thing). She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.

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Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “Soul Avenged is an impeccable start to the Sons of Wrath series. Ms. Lake’s world of evil Lycans, sexy demons, twisted villain and a kick ass heroine had me turn the pages nonstop.” ~Under the Covers I am a big fan of Kate Beckinsale in The Underworld and when I saw the cover of this book, I instantly thought the heroine is sure to be just as kick ass. I know it’s a lame reason to pick up a book but hey, I was right. Ayden is not the typical damsel in distress. In fact, she is quite the opposite. It may be for vengeance or duty to save human lives from the big bad wolves but at this time, her main goal is to Kill Them All. Rightly so, if you find out what happened to her past. And this pretty much starts the story off. Ayden finds a newly bitten human and was instantly fascinated with him. There’s really more to that story but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Needless to say, the human she found was Kane Walker, top notch at Detroit General Children’s Cancer institute. I have to admit, I thought I was going to be disappointed with Kane. He seemed so human, fragile and he just got his ass whooped all over the place. I never thought Ms. Lake would pull him out of that character. He actually turned out to be one very powerful alpha male. You will be amazed with the things he did to prove that point. Now, as far as the Sons of Wrath, they are the demons who are teamed up with Ayden in her escapade to wipe out the Lycans. Technically they are hired help but really their motives are just the same. They are the ones that intrigued me the most. They remind me of the J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brothers. Don’t get me wrong, this book is nothing like BDB but the Sons of Wrath share the same characteristics as the brothers. They are big as football players, very strong, with powers, sexy and you can tell off the bat that they each have dark sides. Their interactions with each other include fights, annoyance, funny banters and they are loyal to the bone. I love, love this book! I thought the world building was exceptionally good and the characters were easy to connect with. I have to warn you though; this book is full of action but has a good amount of bloody scenes that’s not meant for the faint of heart. The lycans are not your typical wolves. Ms. Lake bent the rules and added her own twists to these beasts. But I promise you that it is intriguing, engaging and even leave you teary eyed once or twice. Soul Avenged is an impeccable start to the Sons of Wrath series. Ms. Lake’s world of evil Lycans, sexy demons, twisted villain and a kick ass heroine had me turn the pages nonstop. If you like Kat from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress Series, Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and the J. R. Ward’s BDB series, you will enjoy the Son’s of Wrath. *ARC provided by author
TerriRochenski More than 1 year ago
Forget the yums & yucks. I'm going to ramble. BUT ... um ... where to start? Wow. Holy Craptastic Batman. Ms. Lake has IT.  I.T. folks - the goods to write one hell of a story, sweep you up in the rush, and leave you panting for more. Few books make me rave. Few books go back on my to-read list the moment I finish it. But Soul Avenged? Oh, yes.  Why? Characters - flawed, full of emotional turmoil, evil yet with a spark of goodness. And not just the MCs. ALL the Sons of Wrath, aka demons for hire. You WANT them to win. Long for it. Riding their horrific story to a completion that comes too quick. Yes, Soul Avenged is a long book, but not long enough. I want more. Now. No. Scratch that. Yesterday. The world Ms. Lake created, the supernatural amidst a ravaged, slummed Detroit, is vivid. I saw the images she painted. Tasted the stench of those slums. Reading her filtered-in descriptions and imagery was a total delight to the senses. Fulfilling. And to top all the excellence of this dark story, there is some steamy. I mean STEAMY. Like ouch! So many heated scenes read the same IMO. Read one romance, you've read them all. Soul Avenged, however, is so emotionally in depth within the characters' minds, that these scenes are almost like an experience, not just words on paper. Er, kindle. Gotta go back to the characters for a minute. I think we'll be seeing a LOT of these Sons of Wrath in the future. *fingers crossed* The supporting cast of this first book is incredible, so non-cliche, so passionate as individuals. This is the kind of book you wish you'd picked up years after release, fell in love with, and devoured the next five or six within a single week, skipping meals, losing sleep - all for a bunch of demons for hire. Ones who will be with you LONG after you've finished their stories. Yes. This book has IT.  I forsee some amazing things in Ms. Lake's future. She just needs to get writing because I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED the next book. Yesterday.
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BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
Even after sitting and absorbing this incredible story, I still can't put all my feelings into words... Soul Avenged is a book that made my adrenaline pump, turned my stomach, made my heart ache, and my soul soar. It's so very well written - a uniquely dark world filled with engaging characters. And the story drew me in - made me care for each of the characters. The way Ms. Lake wove together these intricate story threads around an overall plot arc created a riveting read. My heart hurt for Ayden - so singularly focused on her revenge. She was so in need of someone to show her love in a way she'd accept.  My heart broke for Gavin. He wanted Ayden to be something she couldn't be. I felt like he knew this, deep down, but was too stubborn to let go of his desire. But he is such a good guy - as Ayden said. The love and loyalty he feels towards his brothers was proof of that. Kane provided much needed comic relief - strange, considering he was facing certain death. I adored that he could maintain a sense of humor in the face of all he was suffering. I think maybe it was his smartass remarks that helped melt yden a little. The other sons of Wrath, along with the Alexi soldiers and Gavin's house staff, rounded out an excellent castI I know I'll be learning more and more as the story continues and I'm grateful for that. Well developed characters and amazing world building made for such a fascinating read. I am so glad I one-clicked this series.
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Danielle_C_Smiley More than 1 year ago
This was a really amazing read.  There's action and suspense right off and plenty of mystery as you dive in.  The Soul Avenged world is intriguing and I always love when an author reveals it slowly, teasing and adding all the more mystery to the novel.  If Underworld and Black Dagger Brotherhood had a baby, Soul Avenged would be the result .... mind you, it's not in anyway a knock off on either, it just has their "vibe." This book is chopped full of amazing characters!  I will say I didn't care much for Ayden at first --she's so hardened-- but her opening herself and becoming emotionally vulnerable is a major vein to the plot.  Her character development, self-discovery and revelations about her past really drives Soul Avenged, but there's so much more to this very rich plot.  Kane is fascinating character and I loved his snark and the way he handles both Ayden and his downfall into Lycandom.  Main characters included, there's so much depth to this cast of characters.  Wade is evil personified.  That guy really gave me the willies.  And then there are the Sons of Wrath .... yum.  I'm quite certain there will be more books to this series where we will get to experience each of these brothers and see their happily ever afters come to fruition.  And I so am going to read them all (especially Gavin)!!! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  See more of my reviews on my blogspot blog, Known to Read. 
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!!!! I had been really looking forward to reading this book for a long time, then when I finally had the time to sit down and do it, I wasn't able to stop! The story line Keri has laid out with this book is phenomenal and sucked me in right from the beginning!! The Wrath brothers were a lot of fun and then there's Ayden, who is very complex yet awesome, I found myself holding my breath through half the book hoping she would get her revenge yet hoping she would be able to lighten up at the same time. I HIGHLY recommend this book and say bring on the next!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A paranormal book with a writing style I have never read before, this novel is a tale of unwanted passion between two beings, one a Lycan hater and the other a half-Lycan scheduled to be killed in seven days. How much can you hate when passion ignites? Ayden, no longer a human but an "Alexi", a cold remorseless killer, hates Lycans with a passion that runs deeper than any other emotion--until she finds Kane Walker, a Halfling, half human/half lycan. Once she touches him, she is startled by visions. Once she became an Alexi, Ayden lost all of her previous life. She gives Kane seven days to live, but is really trying to figure out why when she touches him, she gets different visions. Will she recover her past? Does she really want to know is the question. What if her past was painful? When you are trying to figure out your past through your most hated enemy, the more time spent together could cause you to question everything you once thought you knew. This book is a wonderful read that makes you yearn for more. It has a very good story that keeps your interest throughout with not a single "slow" moment. For me, it ended too quickly. I will be in line to get the next book by this author. Reviewed at Bitten by Books Paranormal Fiction Review Site by Lynne T.