Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway & Review ~*~ Werewolves be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: April 15, 2013
Number of pages: 267

Blurb ~*~
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.

Review ~*~ 5 Stars
    Werewolves be Damned was an unexpected surprise for me.  And that alone is surprising since Stacey Kennedy is one of my favorite authors. This is the first book in her new Magic & Mayhem series and is an exciting start to what I am sure will be a fantastic new series.  

    Nexi and Kyden are great characters in a fantastic world which Stacey Kennedy is very gifted at creating. Nexi has just lost her family and gained a new one while learning about things she thought were only fairytales.  Her ability to adjust is written amazingly well as she learns about her powers and abilities that suddenly appear.  She has a strong need for revenge, but also a strong desire to help others. Kyden struggles to figure Nexi out, but he can't deny that she is strong and powerful in her own right ~ if she would learn to control what she has.  Kyden has his arrogent, cocky, alpha male moments, but he really is Nexi's rock.  He keeps her grounded on a lot of levels.

     Stacey Kennedy kicks off Werewolves be Damned with a lot of action and drama as we first meet Nexi.  While I will admit there are several points where the story seems to slow down, you won't want to give up on it.  As this new world of Guardians ~ those who protect humans from rogue vampires, werewolves, demons and more ~ is created, there is a lot for us mere mortals to learn.  What gets created and shared with us in this first novel, is a world that could easily be like ours.  An amazing journey for a young woman who grows up faster than she should have to.  A budding romance that is sure to have some bumps in the road in the future and a cast of characters that you really want to learn more about.  

Giveaway ~*~
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About the Author ~*~

Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.

Pick up this or one of Stacey's other books ~ you will NOT be disappointed!

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