Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dark Fates Anthology by Carrie Ann Ryan , Marie Harte , Lia Davis, Rebecca Royce, Ann Mayburn , Heather Long

Dark Fates: An All New Paranormal Romance Boxed Set

Six brand new, hot paranormal romance stories from USA Today and bestselling authors. Alpha heroes and heroines with dark pasts and the need to find their own happy ever after will draw you in and make you turn to the next page.

THE HUNTED HEART by USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan
Emeline might have been alive hundreds of years, but she’s never really lived. Noah has known Emeline was his mate since he first saw her, only he doesn’t know if she feels the same. When he finally takes that final step, he’ll have to pray she finds the connection and overcomes the past she thought she’d lost years ago.

JACKAL’S MEASURE by USA Today Bestselling Author Marie Harte
Tortured by the god of chaos for centuries, Tariq knows only duty to numb the pain. When he’s sent to collect Eden, a sexy human accused of interfering in the Games of the Gods, his missing heart beats again. But love may not be enough to save them.

ALPHA’S SACRIFICE by Rebecca Royce
Hayden Chaucer is determined to make the best life possible for his pack and is ill-prepared to discover his true mate waiting for him in his home. Worse, his mate, Chelsea, has fled the True Believers, and her ability to see the future may cost them their present.

A submissive wolf who lost it all finds herself in a mating dance with the very dominant senior enforcer who will stop at nothing to claim her.

SANGUE FEVER by Ann Mayburn
Drifting without a purpose, vampire Lisabetta finds herself yearning for something more. She finds it while hunting for her next donor. Things are not quite as they seem when she seduces an older mortal man and finds herself in danger of falling in love for the first time in centuries.

All Jubilee Spector wants is to save her brother. The last thing she expects is to stumble into a dark world and another’s war. But Fox Arada is so much more than a man, and her secret threatens to change the Watchers’ world forever.

My review:
Six fantastic stories from some of the hardest working authors I know of.  These ladies consistently turn out a terrific read and to have them all in this one box set makes my little heart go pitty pat. 

THE HUNTED HEART (Redwood Pack #7.7) by Carrie Ann Ryan

 Emeline has been one of my favorite secondary characters.  She is strong without being in your face and her sense of serenity was a pleasure to be around.  But she really isn’t that serene.  She has learned not to let her heartache show and being cloistered with the Elders has kept her from really living.  Enter young Noah who intends to drag her ( kicking and screaming if necessary) into the now so she can be who she needs to be and so he has a chance to prove she is his mate.  If you have been following the Redwood Pack stories this takes place post war.  We get to see how our favorite couples are doing.  And we see if Emeline and Noah can find a way to save North’s sight. Redwood Pack fans are going to LOVE this one.
When the GODS get bored people bleed.  One way they have avoided the kind of war that would destroy the universe is by having their acolytes play in the Games of the Gods.  Set, father of Anubis and a chaos God, feels like he doesn’t have to follow the rules and hasn’t for a very long time.  And as fun and sexy as this story is I kept picturing Set as Brain from Pinky and the Brain.  But aside from that this was a cool and different story.
ALPHA’S SACRIFICE by Rebecca Royce
This story takes place in the Fallen Alpha world but can be read standalone.  When you are the leader of the pack you have to do what is best for the pack even if it means giving up a personal life.  But when the crazy psychic shows up and tells him that they are True Mates and that his life is in danger being a workaholic is going to be the least of Hayden’s problems. 
This story takes place in the world of Ashwood Falls and is a terrific introduction that has me wanting to go find out more about the other folks in this story.  Cora is stronger than she knows having survived the destruction of her family.  But she has withdrawn and this drives senior enforcer Torin nuts because his wolf has wanted Cora for so long.  He has kept busy trying to make it safe for Cora and the rest of the pack but now it is time for them to get a few things straight. 
SANGUE FEVER by Ann Mayburn
This is the only vampire story in this anthology and it is hot! 
This was maybe my favorite story.  This is the first in a new series that looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.  The Watchers are a group led by a Nephilim, a Demon, and a Witch, dedicated to keep a war between Heaven & Hell from destroying humanity. One of the Watchers warriors is a Kitsune who goes by the name of Fox.  When Fox saves street kid Jubilee from the thugs trying to murder her it is no big deal until he can’t wipe her memories.  The more Fox gets to know her the more he likes her and doesn’t want to issue the ultimatum that all has been issued she must join or die.  But Jubilee is a game changer they just don’t know it yet.  I can’t wait to see where Heather Long takes this series.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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