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During a week of wedding festivities, two couples fight for their chance at happily ever after when an unknown enemy targets the Stavros Pack in this spectacular paranormal romance.
Rhea is a warrior and she’s not looking for a mate, but Conall, Alpha of the Petronilla clan is playing for keeps and after being saved from a Hell realm, Liberty’s worried that she’s too broken for a relationship and Rory’s not sure what it will take to move from friendship to more but he’s willing to wait forever if that’s what it takes. Readers can’t help but get caught up in all the excitement happening during Nyx and Bo’s wedding festivities as everyone parties and fights for happiness. As always the characters in the Darkness world are strong, charismatic and easily capture readers’ attention and in this story you get triple the romance and happiness as Bo and Nyx get married, Conall tries to convince Rhea that she is the mate of an Alpha and Rory patiently helps Liberty overcome the trauma she suffered, another words there is plenty of emotional turmoil flowing from the pages right along with the excitement and sizzling passion in this fast paced, smooth flowing plot that keeps readers on the edge of their seat.
Just as the festivities get started, danger comes calling and the pack discovers that an unknown enemy has targeted their territory which adds adrenaline pumping excitement and spine tingling suspense to the story as the pack work to discover the who and the why while trying to keep everyone safe which has the readers glued to the pages as the well written scenes, full of vivid details brings all the excitement to life.
The Stavros Pack keeps things lively that’s for sure, there was a few surprises and lots of danger and passion throughout the story with the two simultaneous stories adding to the spice and complexity. I was in no way ready for the festivities to end, hopefully it won’t be too long before I can visit the Stavros Pack again.
It's been a while since a story has grabbed me right from the beginning and kept my attention all the way to the end. A true science fiction ride that brings together technology, aliens, hybrids and so much more. I was captivated by the story, able to picture the characters and scenery as if I was in the story itself and playing like a movie. It ended with a cliffhanger that would satisfy even those that absolutely hate them because a realization was made at the same time.
For me, this story had a familiar feel to it. Not a negative, been there, done that feel, but the characters felt like a meld of several different ones from current science fiction culture. I felt a mix of Star-Crossed, Defiance, Alienated and more. The YA genre has come a long way with how it views aliens and given in to the fact that not everything is as it seems. Yes, aliens are still trying to do us in, but not all of them are, some actually have our back quite well.
The author has come up with an Earth, far in our future, that has gone through a transition due to wastefulness and a nuclear incident. She describes the climate, the feel of the environment and the catastrophic changes so well. It's a realization that made me wonder just how far we are from starting down the wrong path with the balance of nature or if we have already hit that tipping point. In ways, I felt a sense of mourn for the Earth as we know it.
Having read the author bio, she has put her past professions to good use with this novel. She was able to draw from her knowledge the way things could be. She also sensed a good story of the savior aliens swooping in to save us but with an ulterior motive. Her characters are strong, the relationships between all the different sections are diverse and the fact that she made use of the moon shows she has a plan for her story that won't cut things short and shows a layered story that keeps on giving.
I recommend this book to all readers of the science fiction genre, no matter how young or old. This is a story that intrigues, makes you think and really grabs hold of your attention. You will see just how creative the characters are and will find yourself wanting to tinker with extra equipment that you have laying around.
I look forward to the subsequent novels in this series and can't wait to read more about Helia, Kalo and the rest of the gang. I can't wait to read what the author will be bringing to the table next. Bravo Ms. Neal! You say that you haven't gotten your dream job of being a drummer in a rock band, well, I'm telling you that your creative mind are the sticks and the story is your drum. You have reached that goal and you are a rock star with it. Your screaming fans await the next book in the Starlight Age. Rock on!
Since a very real set of vampire fangs sank into her arm, Mary Fields has accepted that she’s part of a magical world where all her dreams and visions finally make sense.
As she journeys to find a Wiccan mentor who’ll help her get a handle on her new powers, she clings to the one relic from her former life—a sketchpad. She also tries to ignore the red mating aura she’s beginning to see around her only companion on the trip—the hottie she used to read to at the library.
Mary’s readings were once a fun distraction from the cruel joke the supernatural world played on Craig Hart. He’s supposed to protect her from vampires out to make her their personal blood supply, yet he can’t bring himself to keep his paws off.
As Mary digs deep for the inner strength to protect herself, one stumble off her magical path sends her straight into Craig’s arms. Where love burns…but so does a truth that could turn that red mating aura into a river of blood.
When I saw this book was out, I did a happy dance. I adored the first book in the series. LOVED IT.
This book made me a little nuts. The world building is great. The series plot arch is solid. Character motivation and communication was just off. It was like each scene was two beats behind. Why would they think or do that? The plot of being chased and the harvesters provided enough conflict. Coming into one's magic and starting a new Clan is enough. Mate denial is not needed and the reasoning on both parts between the starts and stalls in the relationship and even between Clan members, bleh.
And after all that, a cliffhanger of sorts--not in the relationship but in the series arc. We earned the next chapters. They could be retold through other points of view if needed in the next book.
I will try the next book but not with as much joy.