Thursday, April 17, 2014

Release Blast: The Fallen by Keri Lake


THE FALLEN

GENRE: Dark, erotic paranormal romance
Warning: Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language.
To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.
Show loyalty. Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good. Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.
This is the life of a Sentinel.
Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens. Unbreakable. But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.
Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind—an enticement I’ve resisted for centuries, until she came along.
Karinna lusts for vengeance.
She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit—the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.
I want her. To have her, though, I’ll have to break the rules.
For one taste of the forbidden, I’ll have to commit the most heinous sin of all …

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 The Fallen (A Sons of Wrath Novella, #0.5)
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EXCERPT FROM THE FALLEN:
Karinna tugged at his grip, as Xander guided her up a winding staircase and came to a stop in front of a dark wooden door, with deep black grooves, that gave off an ominous warning of bad things on the other side. He pushed it open. Awe and horror battled inside her head as she looked around the room. Unlike the relatively normal d├ęcor on the first floor, it did look like something out of the serial killer’s edition of Better Homes & Gardens. Beautiful enough to have her admiring the color scheme. Terrifying enough to leave her contemplating the quickest exit. A large steel cross stood atop a thick brown rug, in the center of the room. Chains hung from the ceiling. Paddles and whips of varying size and shape dangled from the wall. A gun safe, in the same shades of beige and brown, stood off to the side, holding God knew what, considering the rest of the interior design. How very color coordinated. A dungeon that would bring the most sadistic Dom to his knees in tearful appreciation. Guiding her inside the room, Xander kept his eyes on her, as though assessing her reaction. After tossing Karinna onto the bed, he crossed the room to the ominous-looking safe and rifled through its contents. Bolt. Run. The door had been left open. A straight shot. He could be quick, but she’d always been a sprinter. Her tongue thickened, mouth drying as visuals of Texas Chainsaw Massacre passed through her mind. Jesus. What if she picked the wrong door? Would his leather-face doppelganger fly out, swinging? She had no intentions of finding out what lovely little devices he kept inside that safe, either. Before she could talk herself out of it, she jumped up and made a dead run for the door. Yeah, she wanted in. Wanted to find the sick sons of bitches who’d hurt her sister. Being tortured and raped had crossed her mind, though the reality of it smacking her in the face didn’t exactly lead her down the path to acceptance. Being alone with a psychopath out in the middle of nowhere never once played into the many ways she’d contemplated getting in the club, for sure. Shame on her for not having a game-plan for that shit, but c’est la vie, as the saying went, no sense beating herself up over it. Fuck this. The steady thud of his boots disappeared to frightening silence. She glanced over her shoulder, fear strangling her breaths at the long, dark and empty hallway. A wall of muscle smashed her cheek and knocked her back a step. Out of instinct, Karinna hammered his throat and punched his face, throwing his head to the side. He growled. Shit. Growled? Only beastly things growled. Arms gripped around her waist, and he hefted her over his shoulder, as he’d done back at the club. Karinna screamed. As long and as loud as she could, she screamed until the rasp stole her voice. Now she’d done it. Pissed him off.

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 5 Star Review:
Note: this book wasn’t out when I’ve written my review, but I was lucky and could beta read it
I just love, looove Keri's paranormal books. When I saw she's writing a prequel, which can also be read as a standalone I was game. I adore her Sons of Wrath books -they're awesomely plotted with passionate characters, lots of action and ass kicking, and the paranormal aspect is her top priority -what's not to love?!?
In The Fallen we get to know Xander, who we briefly met in book 1+2 and who was already a Fallen one at this moment. But in this prequel we get the back story about who he's, what's his duty/purpose, and so on.
I loved him *sigh. Even though this was a beta read and I gave her some advice the story was already a 5 star read for me. It had everything what I'm looking for in a book and her plot -damn, she got me again. She put some twists in it, and a turn, which I haven't seen coming, that made me say, "Oh F**K" at the end. Well written, well plotted, total mind-f**k on my side.
Xander is smokin', brutal, and cocky as hell. There was nothing I didn't like about him; in fact I'm dying to read more about him :) And no worries ladies, there's some steam going on as well.
But read her disclaimer. Certain scenes are not for the faint heart; meaning you'll feel disgusted, sick to the stomach and feel pain for certain characters. It has some dark elements in it but nothing that would kill you lol
The whole setting of this book, as well as book 1+2 in this series is laid out perfectly and if you're like me a lover of paranormal books her series is the right fit for you!
So in a nutshell you get while reading her series: hot supernatural alphas,strong females, action, great plot development, never a dull moment, LOL scenes, and panty-melting hot moments that made you wish to switch position with this said female. What I love the most is her originality of the stories she comes up with and the given background/terminology glossary so that I never have to scratch my head to ask: "huh?"
So I think you got it, I enjoyed this book A LOT!! Go add it to your tbr and def start reading book 1+2 in her series -500 pages of pure awesomeness.

SONS OF WRATH SERIES:

SOUL AVENGED (SONS OF WRATH, #1)

Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print) | Barnes & Noble (Nook)

SOUL RESURRECTED (SONS OF WRATH, #2)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and likes to craft the occasional tragic love story. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things. When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel. If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world. And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina. She loves hearing from readers …

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