I really liked Dark's Seven series. I am a couple books behind, but plan on remedying that soon. This book came in a bundle with the next three installments for just over five bucks, decent price, and so far it is worth the purchase.
This series is centered around a newly made female mage. There is a love triangle, or rather a love square going on. There is some rather graphic torture scenes that some may find offensive, but these parts are essential to the story and really made me despise the bad guys and root for the good. The characters are really well written, I feel this is where Dark is the strongest. She has a knack for really keeping a character consistent but complex at the same time.
I will continue with this series soon.
Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Elizabeth “Liz” Frost has always been the wild one. But now, with a niece or nephew on the way and her promise to become half of the new psychic Oracle team for the Blood Ravagers Biker Gang, she’s ready to turn over a new leaf. And what better way to start than by answering the call when gang leader Dante needs help? Her mission: to travel cross-country to get the information the gang needs to complete the Oracle Binding Ceremony. Should be easy, right? Except for the incredibly tempting lone-wolf shifter named Dex who’ll be her riding partner and protector on the journey.
Dexter “Dex” MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz Frost, one of the gang’s beautiful and bewildering new psychics. Dex can’t refuse the mission, but there’s one small problem. The time of his Rut is approaching, a rare occurrence where male wolf-shifters must physically bond with their chosen mate or face certain insanity and death. It could cost him not only the new life he’s built, but also his battered, scarred heart.
Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need before his old nemesis and a rival gang annihilates all they hold dear. But when the simmering chemistry between them boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?
Book one Blood Bound didn’t hit it off with me. I wasn’t sure if I was going to try the next installment in the Blood Ravagers series, but I’m glad I did. Liz and Dex won me over.
Blood Freed was funny, exciting, adventures, and action-packed. We are back into the Blood Ravagers MC world. This time the stakes are higher and two unlike people will find what they both have been needing.
Liz is the free spirit. Her sister thinks she is going to bolt and not commit to the gang as there Oracle. Liz wants to prove to herself and the others that that is not the case. That she’s just been searching for her path, her destiny.
Dex is a lone wolf shifter who is haunted by his past. He’s got some issues, but when he is told by his president to protect Liz and help on this mission, he will give it his all even though it’s not the best time for him.
This story was exciting, intense, and full of sexual tension. I liked the banter and sexual tension that is broiling; between Liz and Dex. They both have issues and so neither believe in themselves, but both see the good in the other. The author captured their insecurities, fears, and emotions stunningly. I liked their connection and how they become each other’s strength. They complemented each other and you could feel their emotions and bond throughout story. The plot was exhilarating from solving the clues to facing the dangers and watching the characters work together. We are also treated to a few surprises along the way and a set up for the next book.
Blood Freed was a marvelously exhilarating read.
Rated: 4 Stars
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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Shadows Claim, the first Dacians novel is my favorite in this series. I love the ability that these Dacians have. Mostly being able to turn to mist.
I love Cole's writing and the worlds she writes about. I was a bit worried after Sweet Ruin that this series was taking a turn I didn't like. I do wish we had seen more of our favorite characters, but this is only a novella.
A lot of people have issues with this being a m/m. I admit I really wanted a sweet Dacian vampire princess for Cas, but a prince worked. The are good together and the prince really tamed the demon.
As far as story progression goes, this is a cliffhanger! Uhg... really? At least the next comes out soon.
In a nutshell: not my fave but not horrid.