by Ella James

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After a fire destroys 17-year-old Julia's home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.

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BN ID: 2940044798595
Publisher: Ella James
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 22,987
File size: 278 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Stained 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The first night I started reading Stained, I was so engrossed in the story that I fell asleep dreaming I was chasing Demons on the streets of Memphis. It is the very rare book that makes it into my dreams. The bantering between Julia and Kayne was endearing, hilarious and at times frustrating, but it was consistently entertaining. Like any relationship, you'll want to slap Kayne just as much as you'll want to kiss him. It only added to the enjoyment of their adventure and growing relationship. I was on the edge of my seat through most of the book, right up until the end. the last page will have you drooling for more. Lastly, being a Tennessee girl who's been to Memphis several times, I loved that Julia and Kayne's story begins in Memphis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
must read. A great story about love loss and discovery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!! Don't listen to the bad reviews... It's GREAT
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
If you like novels about the Nephilim, then this novel is for you. Julia is a very interesting character, but I really think that Cayne takes the cake in this novel. He’s a dreamy, brooding character who, like Julia, is chasing down the half-demon, Sam. I really enjoyed watching the relationship bud between Julia and Cayne as the novel unfolded. Going from extremely standoffish to luke warm, and so on and so forth, the novel slowly brought the characters together. Though there is an instant attraction, it was nice that the characters didn’t automatically fall in love, but had to learn to trust each other and slowly came together. The idea behind the stained was very intriguing. Although the novel doesn’t answer every question it poses, James keeps the reader intrigued throughout, especially as we learn more about the characters’ pasts and begin piecing things together. The first in the series, it is shaping up to be a very promising read.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
When I started this book, I went into it with low to zero expectations. I’ve read Before You Go by this same author awhile ago, and even though the writing was good, I wasn’t too impressed with the story or its characters. Once I got to the second chapter of Stained though, I was hooked.  As far as paranormal romances go, the plot isn’t really new or unique, but it is exciting and in the first two thirds of the book there is a lot of action and enough vagueness which raises loads of questions and keeps you turning the pages to find the answers. Ella James’s writing flows easily and she manages to draw the reader into the story by slowly unveiling the background stories of the two main characters, which of course adds more twists and secrets to the plot.  However, as much as I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue of Stained, I felt that in some places the story was rushed and there were quite a few jumps in logic. Certain things didn’t make sense to me at all and although I found the dream sequences to be imaginative and mysterious, they were also lengthy and didn’t add anything to the development of the story. I also found it strange that a two-hundred-year old character doesn’t know how to drive, but he masters this skill in less than two days and outruns the villains on the interstate, driving like a pro.  Stained is the first book in the Stained Series, so I’m guessing most of the questions I still had unanswered by the end of the book, will probably be addressed in one of the next books in this series. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, and although Julia’s character got on my nerves from time to time, I still liked her as she acted the way a real seventeen-year old would. Cayne - mood-swings and all - is definitely worth the read too. Overall, this is a quick and enjoyable read, nothing too series. Judging by everything that had happened in this book, the rest of the series looks promising and I highly recommend it to paranormal romance addicts. Now I’m looking forward to reading Ella James’s Here.
sunwoman73 More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book because it was free and I needed something to read. I was amazed by the story and when the book ended - I was hooked and had to buy the rest of the series. Definate must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait until the next book comes out.I couldn't put it down,it was very entertaining.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. This series is sooo good. It is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, can't wait to read the rest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love love!!!!!!!!!! Really good story
kimIA More than 1 year ago
excellent story loved the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book so much i made my mom buy the others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book... not the best but the end leaves you hanging so you kind of end up getting the rest of them... but dont get me wrong i loked it. But it could have been better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It had the action, humor, bickering couple. This is the kind of book that is a stay-up-all-niter, cant-seem-to-put-the-book-down kind of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of twists and its so good .. habe to read the next one :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book :-) .....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read 1&2 waiting for 3rd of the month so i can read 3 need money .you wont be disapointed leaves you wanting more.
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Amazing!! I have had this book on my Kindle for a while now & I can't believe I didn't get to it sooner!! I was completely drawn in by the first chapter and by the time I got halfway through, I went to Amazon to buy the next 3 titles in the series because I knew I was completely hooked! Julia is brave and strong, despite all she's been through. And Cayne, whooo! Definitely the type of sexy, bad-boy that you wouldn't mind 'dropping in' on you anytime! The action is immediate and non-stop, so don't plan on this being a relaxing read. It will keep you up reading all night! Then right on into book 2!
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Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I was actually fluctuating between a 2-star or 3-star review for this book. There are four books listed for this series, and Stained is most definitely an introduction to the series, with a lot of back story and character building. There were parts of this book that had me shaking my head in disbelief and confusion. Things became a bit clearer when they arrived at the seer's house - oh, the irony! (Rosa or Rosalina, I can't remember her name right now). Julia and Cayne as characters are hard to describe because I have absolutely no idea who they are, or what they're doing. Cayne is suffering from memory loss when we first meet him, and he slowly becomes almost likeable. However, once he regains his memory, he reverts back into a first class tool which Julia apparently can't get enough of. They literally go from one minute and he is leaving her, to the next minute and they are in bed together (fade to black). WHAT?!?!?! With a multitude of characters and situations that can be quite confusing, I have no idea who, what, why or when. This book also ends on a cliffhanger, leaving me no clearer on what I am reading. This is most definitely a marmite book, but I'm afraid it's not one for me. * Verified Purchase - December 2012 * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Stained by Ella James is fascinating. It has an addicting story line filled with compelling characters. A terrific way to begin a series.