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Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her - and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara's life hasn't gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Skeptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

©2015 Nicola R. White (P)2017 Nicola R. White

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Solid start to a series

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

This was a solid start to a series. The world building was good and I really felt empathy for Tara. Being thrust into a completely new and odd world is stressful enough, but then add to that the guilt and horror of having taken someone's life. Yes, the guy's actions were completely awful, but Tara wrestles with the guilt of literally sucking the life out of him.

The romance between Tara and Jackson was explosive. I pictured Dean Winchester for Jackson. Protective, suspicious of everything but has a good heart and wants to do the right thing. He's furiously (get it? haha) protective of Ruby and I loved it. I was rooting for him and Tara from the moment he walked into the bar and she laid eyes on him.

Tara's roommates were the best. Their personalities are so different but they all mesh so well together, probably because they are so different. I love how fiercely supportive they were. I don't think Tara would have handled everything being thrown at her as well without them.

Last but certainly not least, the narrator. She was really good. Not the best I've listened to but certainly not the worst. I will absolutely search out more books read by her.

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Exciting paranormal full of ancient magic

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I found Fury's Kiss intriguing and enjoyed the mystical aspect of it. Having our main character suddenly display special superpowers starts the book off with a bang, and it slowly unravels the mystery as Tara learns about the fury goddess inside her and her new abilities.

With the help of her "Scooby gang" group of friends and allies, including a young girl who is legit an oracle, our fury "snake lady" takes off after the big bad. 

I loved that the big bad wasn't revealed right away, and even when he was, there was so much more to the story. The truth was so much darker. And more epic, of course.

My main complaint is when stories have a romance like this one - one of them denying their feelings and being quite the jerk about it. The let me give into my primal urges right here in the backyard and immediately say oh no but we can't be together - it drives me nuts, especially since it's such a common romance trope. But the sizzle between them was serious and spicy. 

I definitely enjoyed the audiobook narration. The different accents and voices given to each character were great, and the voices fit each character's mood and age well. One to add to the listen again list for sure.

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Outstanding. I want more!

Wowzers! Nicola R White has completely impressed me for the second time! This book really couldn't be more different than Man's Ruin yet it has an author in common and she is an incredible talent! 

I absolutely loved this brilliantly, well written, paranormal romance that started out crazy wild and maintained that level of surprise and intensity throughout. The characters are outstanding and all so well developed and each is interesting in their own way. 

I don't want to give any more away than you can glean from the synopsis because this book really deserves to deliver every punch that it packs. With shocks, surprises and Tara's fabulous dry sarcasm in the face of everything she has to face, this audiobook really is the gift that keeps giving! 

Elizabeth Tebb is an outstanding voice actor. While maintaining individual and recognisable voices that suited each character, Elizabeth draws us into the excitement of the story that Nicola has written. She brings attitude, intensity and completely drew me into this brilliant story.

  I truly did not want this audiobook to end and I hope that Audible don't hang around and that the rest of this series is available a.s.a.p! I will be the first in the queue when they become available.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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A Different Kind of Paranormal Romance

Tara just wants to have a good night out after being stood up on her date, the first one she has had in a long time. When she ends up at the bar and is rejected by the most attractive man she has ever met, her mood is even more soured. But while leaving, a man makes a move on her, flattering at first, until it escalates into unwanted and something inside Tara flipped and she attacked him. When she learns that the man she attacked was found dead by seemingly supernatural means, Tara realizes that she is no longer alone inside her body.

​This is the second series I have encountered about Furies and I have no idea why these cool and dangerous creatures are not more common in the supernatural fiction world! This story was wholely unique due to how the furies come to be and have a host body- creepy and perfect at the same time. The supernatural elements were great, full of details and imagery, making me see what was going on and love it. I go to know Tara as well as the Fury that lived within her, each with a different personality and motivation. Also the mysterious plot of the book was very well done, with a surprising twist that I did not expect making the story more interesting.

I loved Tara and her girls and the dynamic between them was great, you can tell they are life long friends and have her back no matter what (if being possessed by a Fury doesn't scare them away probably nothing will!). I also really loved the interactions between Tara and her Fury Elekto, they argued and almost never agreed, but the conversation between them was interesting and at times hysterical and very honest and I enjoyed watching them bond and become a team as opposed to always at odds.​

Ok so I really enjoyed the narrator and her performance for the main character Tara, she gave her personality and spunk, making me like her a lot and I understood her internal conflict pretty well... But, I absolutely hated the voice the narrator used for the love interest Jackson, with his very annoying nasally pseudo-southern accent. I had no idea how the main character could be attracted to him because I just wanted him to stop talking (or violence would ensue). Her other male voices were perfectly fine and I didn't mind them at all, but Jackson was really the worst.

I was a little less enamored by the romance aspect of the book, I actually would have liked it better if the romance was a far backseat (yes, I know that is not possible when reading a romance story) or more getting to know each other before the overwhelming physical relationship took forefront. The romance did end up developing more as the book progressed and I felt a little more in favor of them being together and I will admit that I found the ending very satisfying.

Keep in mind that this is just the ending for this leg of the journey and Tara and Jackson's romance story, but this is the first in a series with different MC for each book all set in the same world with a common terrifying enemy!

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A Great Start To a New Series!

I don’t what to say about this book. This book follows Tara's journey, and what happens when after  she is attacked, with her life in danger something ancient awakes inside her.
Tara lives with her 2 best friends Alex and Rachel, who try to help Tara, come to terms with her new path in life. Tara is lucky to have the support of Nora, Ruby her young daughter and Ruby’s Uncle Jackson who gets involved against his better Judgement.
This quite a fast paced adventure with evil chasing them and sometimes catching them. This is a great paranormal story which uses ancient legends and myths to bring to life this entertaining book. When Tara's Fury  Electra helps save the life of a young oracle Ruby. So instead of waiting for evil to come them, they decide to go and face it. This is book one, so we have quite a bit world building, and getting to know the players. This book was definitely Tara and Jackson's romance, so we have a complete story with a happy ever after for the main couple. Obviously a larger story arc will follow on to book two. A great start to an interesting new take on ancient myths and legends.
Elizabeth narrated all the voices including the male. I wasn’t pulled from the story once, so for me that is a big win. I was riveted from start to finish.

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Very promising series

Tara Walker is a waitress with a dream of owning her own someday. One night while hanging out a hole in the wall club called Spiders she runs across a man who out in the parking lot tries to rape her. Surprised and appalled Tara finds a strength and whole lot more she didn't know she was capable of.

Tara is what is known as a Fury. She is fixing to get her first of many lessons on what she really is and how to use her special powers to clean up the streets in her community. She can read minds, she can kill with a kiss, and so much more. Furies job is to bring vengeance to the world. If a fury doesn’t kill by taking energy from a person that is guilty of truly heinous crimes, then she starts to lose her own energy and could die. Whether Tara likes it or not and can stomach it or not her new lot in life is to kill the bad people and suck their energy as she is doing it.

While getting used to her knew life, she is falling for Jackson. Jackson is an Ex navy Seal with a ton of guilt on his shoulders. Jackson is trying to take care of his sister-in-law, Nora, and her daughter Ruby, to assuage his guilt over his brothers death. Ruby is special also. She is a seer, and whether Jackson likes it or not she is there to help Tara.

I really enjoyed the story Nicola R. White has written. I can't wait or book 2 to see where Tara goes and what she does next. I wasn't totally sold on Elizabeth Tebb's narration. Se did a pretty good job with the general narration, I wasn't crazy about some of her voices though. She did keep the story flowing nicely, and did keep my attention though.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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A Great Start to A New Series!

I don’t what to say about this book. This book follows Tara's journey, and what happens when after  she is attacked, with her life in danger something ancient awakes inside her.
Tara lives with her 2 best friends Alex and Rachel, who try to help Tara, come to terms with her new path in life. Tara is lucky to have the support of Nora, Ruby her young daughter and Ruby’s Uncle Jackson who gets involved against his better Judgement.
This quite a fast paced adventure with evil chasing them and sometimes catching them. This is a great paranormal story which uses ancient legends and myths to bring to life this entertaining book. When Tara's Fury  Electra helps save the life of a young oracle Ruby. So instead of waiting for evil to come them, they decide to go and face it. This is book one, so we have quite a bit world building, and getting to know the players. This book was definitely Tara and Jackson's romance, so we have a complete story with a happy ever after for the main couple. Obviously a larger story arc will follow on to book two. A great start to an interesting new take on ancient myths and legends.
Elizabeth narrated all the voices including the male. I wasn’t pulled from the story once, so for me that is a big win. I was riveted from start to finish.