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REVIEW: Embraced by Darkness – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 5 by Keri Arthur

*sigh*

Perhaps I am in a reading funk.  Perhaps I am not giving Arthur’s last two books a fair chance.

Nonetheless, I shall write my honest opinion.  This book put me to sleep.

Riley Jenson, a Guardian / super non-human cop who is apparently judge, jury and executioner, wiggles her way into … or out of… the fear of commitment to Kellen, an alpha werewolf yadda yadda …

He wants to protect her.  She doesn’t need his protection.  He wants the white picket fence.  She wants to dig her fingers into her flesh to remove that deadly and numbing silver bullet before a monster with a barbed penis comes along and whacks her in more than one way.  Boring?  Believe it or not .. hell yes.

In Embraced by Darkness, Riley is contacted by her pack, the pack that tossed her off the cliff for being a half-breed, the pack that exiled her and her twin brother.  Women are going missing, and for some reason, they have decided to bully her into the investigation by threatening her mother.

Still boring.

The sexual content is almost non-existent .. wtf?  After the first two books in this series, there was promise of entertainment with interesting bestial intimacies between breeds and half breeds.  What can I say?  Rock on.

My original opinion of this series, is that I would rate it at the top of my charts … along with the Anita Blake series.  Well shit … I’ll have to place her books on lower bookshelves and reserve the higher shelf for new favorite authors.

Ok, I hate writing negative reviews… and there have been plenty in the past few months!  That’s wrong on so many levels … bummer.

So, let’s find something positive to say about this book.  The hunter becomes the hunted.  Yup, that’s about it.

I recommend this book to those who intend on reading this series.  I do not recommend immature adults or children getting their hands on this book, as the violence, although brief, is fun-filled with bodies are ripped apart.  The sexual content is vague, brief, and borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

~happy reading :p

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REVIEW: Kissing Sin – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 2 by Keri Arthur

Kissing Sin is a story about a sexually confident and provacative woman who is half werewolf half vampire.  Filled with some serious love and sexual triangles, Kissing Sin is the second book in the Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur.

A fairly comparable series to Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake; Vampire Hunter… Arthur has left me smiling and never wanting or unsatisfied.

Anita Blake is a .. well we won’t go *there* … Basically she struggles with a paranormal curse that forces her to screw and eat the orgasms and passion from others in her life.  She constantly struggles with her ever so adorable whoreness and forever aching … pussy.  (I almost don’t want to use that word in a review haha .. but it’s fitting.)

Instead of the constant struggle that Anita faces when it comes to her sexual needs, RILEY JENSON … Is a werewolf who needs “the dance” of the moon and sex is as vital as air to humans or blood to vampires.  Basically, we get a lot of fkn loving, endless orgasms and interesting love triangles without all the boo fkn hoo regret that we have to suffer in the Blake series.

Instead of having the second novel in this series consist of a completely different story, or allowing it to jump ahead too far on a timeline, it smoothly picks up and continues where Full Moon Rising left off.  Instead of a brutal cliffhanger that makes you want to rip the author’s head off, Full Moon Rising offers a climactic ending with a large amount of mystery to look forward to.

Finding herself abused, raped and violated and without memory … a gory body ripped to shreds beside her .. covered in blood .. Riley has no idea where she is or how she got there.  All she knows is that some funky looking creatures are hunting her and they’re faster than anything else she has ever encountered.  Isn’t that always the case?

In her attempts to evade and hide from said monsters, she finds herself in a horse barn with a bunch of studly horse shifters.  A Horse shifter .. studly .. get it?  How funny .. Her interactions with Kade .. the handsome horseshifter, is intriguing and I want more!

Do I get more?  Hell yes I do 🙂  What happens then?  Well … Quinn gets PISSED!

Working with her team of guardians, they continue to search for the labs that are kidnapping, breeding and “milking” its occupants, she is led into the realization that she can no longer trust her mates, and those who she has feelings for .. can “go to hell” …

I’ll leave it at that…NO SPOILERS for YOU!

This is a MUST READ .. BUT .. In order not to find yourself sitting there with that .. ‘wtf? huh?’ look on your face .. And to have a better appreciate for the characters and relationships in this series, I HIGHLY ADVISE you read this series sequentially!

I recommend this book to mature adults only…Totally rockin awesome strong sexual content .. AWESOME violence dripping from oozing brains and spider eaten penis?  WHOA!  Fantastic book and I enjoyed ever word of it!

~happy reading you silly monkies! ❤