Hey y’all…it’s THROWBACK THURSDAY again!😉
Throwback Thursday is a meme where I can share some oldies but goodies…books that are older than a year and have been sitting on my TBR for awhile or books that I’ve read & enjoyed, often from my READ AGAIN E-SHELF. I’ve seen this meme floating around for awhile now so I finally decided to jump on board. Thanks to Renee @ It’s Book Talk who started this meme…if you get a chance, go check out her blog!💖
*Published June 28th 2016
My coven has remained hidden in the shadows for centuries.
We’ve avoided the ‘real world’ altogether; hiding from monsters and other creatures we share this planet with. We found protection in the Colville National Forest, nestled in a town protected by magical barriers.
Our powers are locked by an ancient curse, one meant to protect us from being found.
The past has a way of repeating itself. A new game is beginning. No one is safe.
He’s coming for me.
The monster we’ve run from for centuries has found us.
How far will this deadly game go?
How far will I be able to take it, or will he destroy me and everything I care about?
Will the one thing I can’t live without, be the key to destroying and undoing the past?
Or will the past destroy me before I can save the people I love from what I’ve done.
About the hero: chances are you may not fall instantly in love with him, that’s because I don’t write men you instantly love; you grow to love them. I don’t believe in instant-love. I write flawed, raw, caveman-like assholes that eventually let you see their redeeming qualities. They are aggressive, assholes, one step above a caveman when we meet them. You may not even like him by the time you finish this book, but I promise you will love him by the end of this series.
About the heroine: There is a chance, that you might think she’s a bit naïve, or weak, but then again who starts out as a badass? Badasses are a product of growth and I am going to put her through hell, and you get to watch her come up swinging every time I knock her on her ass. That’s just how I do things. How she reacts to the set of circumstances she is put through, may not be how you as the reader, or I as the author would react to that same situation. Everyone reacts differently to circumstances and how Magdalena responds to her challenges, is how I see her as a character and as a person.
I don’t write love stories: I write fast paced, knock you on your ass, make you sit on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next books. If you’re looking for cookie cutter romance, this isn’t for you. If you can’t handle the ride, un-buckle your seatbelt and get out of the roller-coaster car now. If not, you’ve been warned. If nothing outlined above bothers you, carry on and enjoy the ride!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
PLAYING WITH MONSTERS is the first book in the Playing With Monsters series. This is a paranormal/fantasy romance with a huge cliffhanger!
Magdalena is a witch who’s been gone from home for several years, running from some sad circumstances. But when she returns to her coven, Lena finds that a lot has changed, especially the presence of a group of outsiders who just aren’t quite what they seem. Lucian and his men aren’t warlocks but they do wield a special kind of magic. What exactly is Lucian doing in her coven and why can’t Magdalena stay away from him?
This is actually my first read from Amelia Hutchins but I’ve already bought several more because…WOW!! This book, I’m afraid my review can’t do it justice. Ms. Hutchins has a unique way of drawing you into her world and I, for one, didn’t want to leave.
Honestly, I wavered between 4 and 5 stars since I was a bit confused in the beginning, mostly because I realized that Lucian had been introduced in a previous series, one I hadn’t read yet. But that didn’t last too long as pieces of the puzzle began to unfold. Then it was like, BOOM! Now, I can’t really tell you much without giving away the storyline. So, let me give a few impressions.
1) Lucian is one bad, bad boy! Truly an anti-hero, sometimes I liked him, sometimes I loved him, sometimes I wasn’t sure but he was always 100% sexy as sin.
2) it becomes quite obvious that Lena is special to Lucian but the why of it is still a little murky, hopefully I’ll understand more as the series unfolds.
3) Lena is a strong character that grows and evolves constantly, I can’t wait to see what becomes of her. She’s Lucian’s opposite in every way but they are super hot together.
So, in the end, I had to rate this one 5 stars! Told from dual POVs with a cliffhanger that leaves the reader begging for more. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Anyone read this book? Have a wonderful day y’all!💜