Format: PDF ARC
Release Date: April 13, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.
WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED, book 1 of Stacey Kennedy's brand new Paranormal Romance series Magic & Mayhem, is a hodgepodge of otherworldly creatures policing and fighting each other for dominance. The group balancing the power play is The Council composed of powerful vampires, weres, witches, wizards and the like and their "army" are called The Guardians. The Guards are the muscle behind the hair-thin laws governing the Otherworld and Earthworld, they enforce the law and make sure that their fellow Otherworldly walk the strait and narrow.
Nexi Jones is a special type of Otherworldly, she's the ONLY halfie, part guardian, part witch, in the world which makes her a curiosity, an oddity and right now, a commodity. This is a pivotal moment for Nexi because she just recently got reunited with her father who is also a Council member. After her adoptive parents and biological mother was killed, she vowed to hunt and kill the vampire responsible for their death. After months of training, Nexi is finally a Guard and their investigations on recent human kills led them to the identity of her mother's killer and nothing will stop her from exacting her pound of flesh.
Nexi didn't really impress me overall BUT I must admit I was cheering out loud for her at the end once she's come to her powers and embraced who she is and what she can do. I guess that's how it is with introductions, for me Nexi is the type that took a little more work to warm up to but once I got to know her better I have to say she's going to be one badass heroine in the succeeding books. Which is good news because I just bid adieu to SKennedy's other kick ass heroine, Tess Jennings, and I think Nexi Jones is worthy to take her place.
As for the dude, there's a bunch of promising drool worthy men and Kyden takes the cake! Just look at the cover art, yeah his back is turned but I assure you the front view is nothing short of godlike. The only thing that left me wanting was there wasn't enough Kyden in WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED as SKennedy kept it centered on Nexi and the world building. Aside from Kyden, I have my eyes on Briggs (DIBS!!!), this beta werewolf's got me hot and bothered and I hope SKennedy turns him into one of the main characters in the succeeding books.
WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED is your formula PNR. I say formula because it has your smorgasbord of creatures, lots of magic, great world-building, sexy as sin men and your heroine troubled, jaded and on the brink of great power and responsibility. It's enjoyable but a little predictable. Don't get me wrong, SKennedy dotted all her I's and crossed out all her T's but it's not as masterful as her Frostbite series. BUT as this is just book 1, I'd say WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED has enough juice to get me looking forward to book 2.
Mortals need a lesson to respect the gloriousness a woman provides. The beauty their bodies offer. These are the beings that bear their children, and they put them on display like animals.
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My urban fantasy romance novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, emotions we can all relate to, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed.
My erotic romance novels are just that…erotic. There is nothing better than taking the dominant men I love and watching them do wicked things to their women. I make the stories as hot as I possibly can and usually the characters take it a step further to even make my cheeks blush. But I just can’t write without a little humor added into the mix so that’s always a must have in my stories. And of course, what’s a story without a big dose of emotional characters, too.
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