This book has everything, ex Navy Seal were-men with supernatural 'gifts', genetic experiments, shape shifters, bad guys, sex and romance. J D Tyler throws more strange characters with weird abilities into the story as it unfolds and they can be brought forward to be part of the story or left in the background for another book. It reminded me of JR Ward's BlackDagger Brotherhood or Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. So if you loved them then you will love this new series I am sure.
The narrator did a good job too.
These books are going to be an automatic download for me, now I just have to be patient and wait but it could end up a series of at least 7 or much more mmmmm delicious.
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Love Sarah McCarty books - haven't found one that has disappointed me and this one is no exception. Brilliant new take on the werewolf shifter type books. Isaiah is a Reaper - after the Civil War torture and experiments were done on a group of Soldiers which changed them into werewolves with shattered memories.
Isaiah is drawn to Adelaide (who has issues of her own) but he believes he is a monster and is undeserving of her so he never approaches her - he just keeps her safe by watching over her from afar. That is, until she is kidnapped and then he has no choice but to let his dark side out in the hope of saving her.
It's an enjoyable paranormal western romance, not as 'hot' as some of her previous series, but it has it's moments and it's a must have for her fans.
Worth the credit? Yup.
This was a real surprise of a book, I bought it before any reviews were made and so I took a chance and I'm so glad I did.
It had a really unusual storyline built around two likeable characters - Selia - a human and a barkeeper and Jaden who is a Svistra and a blood drinker. The two races hate each other but after she saves him they are drawn together despite their differences. It's set in a fantasy world where there are many Kings ruling fueding lands and they all want the same piece!! It has love, hate, good guys vs bad guys, a steadily moving forward storyline and a good narrator so what more do you want!
I really enjoyed this book, it was well worth the credit.
Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!
I absolutely adored this book. This is my first exposure to this author and all I can say is that I'm just blown away. The book covers are gorgeous and I can be lured in by beautiful graphics. I'm a book slut that way.
I didn't enjoy the narrator as much. I much prefer deeper voices and the voice seemed too young adult. However the voice was consistent and smooth. I could get past those slight annoyance and enjoy the story.
The premise of the story, based on a person who cut themselves (because they were a blood prophet), didn't appeal to me when I first learned of it and even though I had several recommendations by book friends, I resisted until now.
Finally in desperate need of a good book and looking for new authors I took the leap. Talk about rock my world. The best way I can describe this is an alternate reality story that is similar to our own world, but imagine instead that humans were the minority. Think of white man coming to America and finding indigenous natives that could and would readily eat you. It took a while but human finally negotiated a foot hold with bartering with the Others. Then after several hundred years as what rings strongly with our own society, humans forget what they should be grateful for and how they should be beholden too and starts creating trouble. They should let sleeping wolves lie as if they rouse they can not only eat you, but crush entire cities.
The main protagonist, Meg (who is the blood prophet), is actually an escaped slave who gets a job with the Others, and unknowingly starts changing the world of Others and Humans in her efforts to learn to be human and learn to coexist with the Others. She is not the strong fighter, and in fact scared a lot but she is brave in her own way. I didn't find this annoying because she wasn't whimpy/whiny. Even though the story is dark and violent as all the best Urban Fantasies are, there is so much charm and humor and the relationships and points of view of the different story lines are intriguing (other than one I didn't enjoy to much). I adored the elemental ponies, 'wolf' beds and cookies and Simon in his gruff/rough way was seriously too cute. Major hugs and scritches to Sam too.
Don't expect romance or sex - in fact I found it refreshing to see the development of relationships without it. (Reminds me of the lovely slow/strong relationship building of Kate and Curran over many books in the Magic series by Ilona Andrews) This story is NOT regular tame shifters that are just fury people. These are truly MONSTERS and the world building is just awesome.
My only little grumble was not liking the point of view of female baddie - she was just too annoying for me, rather than scary or worrisome.
As soon as I finished this I jumped on the next "Murder of Crows". I"m already jonsing for book 3.