Monday, June 1, 2015

Relentless and Refuge - Karen Lynch/Hottie McTottie Monday

Happy Monday Y'all!
Today I'm featuring +Karen Lynch 's Relentless Series
And let me tell you Nikolas is well worthy of Hottie McTottie Status!


Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.
Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.
Relentless is a totally different take on the paranormal genre than I've read before.  From page 1 I was drawn in and read the amazing story within 2 days.  Sara's friends are fun and unique and I loved getting to know each one.  Sara definitely has a knack for getting herself into some crazy and not so safe situations.  Nikolas, oh Nikolas, let me count the ways  He's overprotective, hot, and always there when Sara needs him.  With unique characters and laugh out loud scenes I highly recommend checking out Relentless if you enjoy paranormal stories.
I give Relentless.

5 baskets!!!

To keep the people she loved safe, Sara left everything she knew behind. She soon learns this new world is nothing like her old one, and she struggles to make a place for herself among the Mohiri. But it soon becomes apparent to Sara and to everyone one around her that she is not your typical warrior.

As the weeks pass, Sara builds new relationships, copes with her new trainers, and tries to manage her ever-changing powers, while keeping her unique heritage a secret. Looming in the background is the constant shadow of the Master who will do anything to find her.

Sara finds herself on a journey of self-discovery that uncovers her true strengths and awakens a part of her she never knew existed. She experiences the delight of new friendships, the sweetness and pain of first love, and a loss so deep it could be the thing that finally breaks her. At the end of it all, she discovers that the one place she was supposed to be safe might not be the refuge she thought it was.

Refuge is just as engaging and intriguing as Relentless. Sara is thrown into a new world living with her kinsmen the Mohiri. She has to make new friends and wonders/worries about her friends back home. She has yet to find herself anymore precarious and dangerous situations. And just close by enough to help protect her still is Nikolas. The snark and chemistry between the two keeps you on the edge of your seat. The mystery of the incidents that keep happening to Sara had me guessing until the whodunit was revealed. If you enjoy paranormal with a touch of mystery and romance I highly recommend continuing this series by reading Refuge.

I give Refuge…

5 baskets! 

Karen Lynch grew up in Newfoundland, Canada - a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.

Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.

A voracious reader, she fell in love with books and writing at an early age and it grew into a lifelong passion. Relentless is her first published work and she hopes it is the first of many.

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