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Immortal Revenge By Mary Abshire

Genre: Urban fantasy

Pages: 288

Isbn: 9781616504939

Blurb

Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die. 

Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.

Excerpt

Ravenous flames devoured the headless body pinned to the makeshift cross in the front yard. Katie stared, frozen in shock as she sat in her car. Chills shot down her spine. Her gut instinct told her the body burning was her boyfriend, her lover for the last nine years.

Smoke drifted into the car from the vents. One breath triggered bile to rise in her throat. She shoved the door open and bent. Her dinner came out in a mad gush, flying onto the driveway. Tears streamed down her cheeks while her stomach muscles tightened. More of the disgusting fluid rocketed up to her mouth. Pain and heartache overwhelmed her mind, body and soul. He was gone. Forever. He’d said the word countless times over the years. The meaning of the word never hit home, until now.

Sirens screamed through the night, moving closer by the second. The irritating sound intensified the deep throb in her head. She vomited again, unable to control the spasms. Through the thick smoke, she smelled gasoline. Oh God, they’d poured it on him to make sure he couldn’t survive. As if decapitation wasn’t enough.

Bright lights flashed in the darkness as they headed toward her. She’d stopped in the middle of the long driveway, not far from the burning cross holding her lover. Two police cruisers rushed from the road and came to a stop behind her car. Large fire engines blaring their horns passed them and her vehicle. They drove by so fast her vehicle swayed slightly.

“Katie?” Officer Hildebrand asked. She recognized his voice from having served him drinks at the bar every Friday night when he was off duty. “Katie, are you all right?”

She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand as she watched him jog toward her. He passed her and stopped a few feet in front of her car.

“Holy mother of…” He directed his gaze to the burning cross. “Is that a body?”

Another violent spasm hit her stomach. Teeth clenched and lips tight together, she held the urge to barf again, but she couldn’t stop the flood of tears pouring from her eyes.

“Ben, would you stop looking at it and help her out,” Officer Charles Donahue said, walking toward them. His deep smoker’s voice identified him anywhere.

“Katie!” Officer Hildebrand blurted out as if he’d forgotten about her. He rushed toward her and stopped short where her dinner lay on the ground. “Are you all right? Did someone hurt you?”

Unable to speak, she shook her head. Grief stabbed her in the heart. Why? How? Who? Something such as this shouldn’t have happened.

Officer Donahue stopped a few feet to the side of her door and took off his hat. His white hair gleamed thanks to the bright flames. He stared at the sight on the front yard. “My God.”

Officer Ben reached across the circle of puke and placed his hand on her shoulder. “Are you injured? Do you need medical attention?”

She shook her head again as more tears ran from her eyes. Gone. Kyle was gone. How could this happen? The question repeated in her mind.

“Ben, why don’t you drive her back to the station?” Officer Charles said. “I’ll take her car and meet you back there in a few minutes.” He placed his hat back on his head and straightened it.

“Katie, would you like to come with me?” Ben asked softly, as if he were a parent speaking to a young child.

Katie straightened her tense body. From the gap between the car door and the front windshield, she stared at Kyle’s farmhouse. Large flames leaped toward the sky and consumed the structure. Firemen carrying long hoses ran toward her home, but kept a distance. Clearly they couldn’t save it. God, so many memories. So much passionate love shared. So much laughter and happiness occurred within the walls.

“Come on,” Ben said, wrapping his fingers around her arm.

She grabbed her purse sitting in the passenger seat. Leaving the keys in the ignition and the car running, she slowly rose and avoided the disgusting mess on the ground.

Ben kept his hand on her arm while he escorted her toward his vehicle. She walked with her head up and as much poise as she could gather, but her heart ached fiercely. More tears escaped her eyes. Everything she owned and ever cared about was gone. She had nowhere to go.

Ben helped her into the passenger side of the police cruiser, opening the door and closing it once she was situated inside. Katie’s lip quivered as she stared ahead at the bright flames devouring the home she’d known for the last eight years and the one man on earth she’d loved. He was invincible, a fighter to the end. He was strong, smart, experienced, a teacher and lover at heart. He was also immortal.

My Review:

This is the beginning of a very fun new series. It seriously jumps into tragic action in the first few pages. Things are a little complicated when things are falling apart… Like say your vampire lovers head is no longer on his body…. Yep, complicated 🙂 The main character is desperate for help now, so she decides to ask for some help, from a maybe not so accommodating source. 

Katie is the main character. When her vampire lover, Kyle, is killed, she really needs to find the killers, and it’s not like she can just call the police. She calls Kyles friend Riker instead. That’s a whole ‘nuther story LOL. She is a very determined character. She will not give up. She is stron, and a well trained fighter, and loyal to her friends, and not scared of danger, but she is scared for her friends who are now in danger. 

Riker is the bad ass. He’s not so nice, he’s pretty rude in fact. However, he grows to respect Katie. He’s also very sure that this prophecy him and Kyle believe in, is in fact, about Katie. He’s the bad boy every girl wants to fix because of his breaks. LOL He’s also a very strong character and will have lots of screen time to come. 

There are some excellent main characters and some extremely good side characters that have some big importance. I will say that there was one particular character I started out liking, and ended up hating, and that was Jules. I will not say why, as I don’t want to spoil, but she really didn’t go over well with me. And maybe, in future books, it will come to light as to her horrible decisions, and I will maybe change my mind then, but BOO to her! 

I do believe there is room to grow in the future books, and I hope they do. I will say that the story was really good the mystery was excellent. It’s a very good start to a new Urban Fantasy series that I definitely plan to continue. I look forward to many more scenes with some of these great characters. Well Done… 4.5 PAWS! 

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About the Author

Mary Abshire

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she’s not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

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Bittersweet Love Cover Reveal!

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s amazing novella in her new The Dark Elements Series, BITTER SWEET LOVE, is out and we are excited to join in the release day launch for it. BITTER SWEET LOVE is the Prequel Novella for The Dark Elements Series and is full of Wardens, fantasy, and romance. The first novel in the series, WHITE HOT KISS, will be released February 25, 2014. Check out what we have for you today! There’s also a fantastic excerpt for you to check out below!

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ABOUT BITTER SWEET LOVE (The Dark Elements #.5):

In a
sizzling prequel novella to her new series
 The Dark Elements, #1 New York

Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the
extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons.
 
Dez wasn’t
just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms
with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good
and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a
trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez
would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
 
And now he’s
back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they
left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all
her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying
danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over
again…

Don’t miss White Hot Kiss, book one in
Jennifer L. Armentrout’s
 The Dark Elements series from
Harlequin TEEN!

EXCERPT:

Moving lightning fast, Dez shifted and I was suddenly
underneath him. His arms were on either side of my head, caging me in. Our
bodies didn’t touch, but I felt him to the tips of my toes anyway.

The teasing grin disappeared when I dragged in a deep breath and my chest
brushed his. Everything changed in an instant. The playful mood faded, replaced
by primal heaviness. Our gazes collided and locked. Neither of us moved. His
closeness sent a series of shivers skittering across my skin and made it hard
to take slow, even breaths. My body tensed when his gaze dropped to my mouth.

He tilted his head to the side. “I… I honestly have no idea what we were
talking about.”

“Good. Neither do I.”

He shifted his weight onto one arm, bring him closer. “Have you enjoyed your
trip so far?”

“Yes.” I felt as if I couldn’t get enough air into my lungs.

“Good.” He lowered his head. His breath was minty as it moved across my cheek
and then my lips. “I’m glad.”

I wasn’t really following the conversation and I wasn’t sure that he was fully
aware of what was coming out of his mouth. I searched my hazy brain for
something to say and wet my lips. I-

The sound that came out of Dez’s chest rumbled through me. A stuttered heartbeat
passed and then his lips were on mine. There was nothing slow about this kiss.
It scorched my skin and caused my body to stretch tight like a bowstring. The
kiss deepened, spinning my senses. I shuddered when his hand curved over my
shoulder and drifted down to my waist, his long fingers spreading out under the
hem of my shirt, grazing the bare skin of my stomach.

I gasped, floored by the raw sensations pounding through my blood. My skin felt
as if I was about to phase. Maybe I was.
                “Jasmine,” he whispered, the word falling against my lips, and then his body
was pressing mine into the mattress, heavy, sweet and hard.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1
NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at
work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad
zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her
Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class,
where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her
dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction,
fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press,
Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book
Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series
has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the
name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
 

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