Blog Tour: Soul Avenged Review & Giveaway

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by in *Review / 7 comments

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Soul Avenged cover - LargeTitle: Soul Avenged
Author: Keri Lake
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: Jan 2013
Classification: Adult UF Novel

Summary from Goodreads:

Passion is blind in vengeance and love …

Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.

The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.

Now, one motive burns in her soul:

KILL THEM ALL.

The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.

Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.

Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest.  To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.

Time is running out.

In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most.  She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice.  As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.

Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.

Sons of Wrath
Never gamble with vengeance

My Thoughts:

I was instantly drawn to this book because I have this need for more urban fantasy books. I love when books can mix the dark gritty world with the beauty of great characters who have these strong emotions.

The characters in this book were just amazing. Each and every one of them blew me away and there wasn’t a character that I didn’t like. Heck I even ended up liking the bad guy in the story. Ayden is fierce, strong, loyal, and yet she is sad and desperate to find out the truth about her past life, to find out who she really is. I loved that Ayden could be this fierce heroine yet at the same time she really wanted to give into her need for comfort and compassion. She was a tough character to deal with at first but she grows on you when you start to understand her needs and desires more throughout the book. Kane was a very interesting character because at first he seemed rather shy and yet over time he really showed his true colors and I loved every one of his witty comments to Ayden and the way he was with her was sweet yet powerful all at the same time. Of course I can’t forget about the Wrath demons because each one of them was special to me as well. I dare to say that I felt at home with each one of them from Gavin to Logan, they reminded me a lot of the brothers in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Just me even mentioning my famous group of badass brothers from one of my favorite romance series on the planet means these guys really had to impress me. I can’t wait to learn more about each one of the Wrath demons because I feel they each have a special story to offer.

The storyline of this book took a little getting use to. All urban fantasy worlds are rather large and they encompass a lot and so sometimes there are sections that can feel like an information dump just to get everything out in the open. This book didn’t suffer a lot of huge informational sessions which was a good thing, it let you experience the world as you read instead of being told how the world was. The book is told from multiple povs though which can be a little much to take in since one minute you experience the story from Ayden’s pov, then Kane’s then Gavin’s and so many other random povs are given throughout the whole story that you feel like you are missing out on Ayden’s perception of things at certain points. I will also warn readers that there are many violent scenes in this novel, the author doesn’t spare a single blood battle moment. I actually thought it was very interesting since a lot of authors will shy away from going too extreme with the killing and blood stuff. I actually enjoyed seeing this darker side to the battle scenes and the characters themselves. Other than the multiple povs the plot was pretty interesting and has some cool twists and turns that will leave you wanting more.

Overall this was a great story. I’m a huge character person and I loved…LOVED, the characters in this book. I hit the last page of this book and had to keep clicking the page button on my nook, complaining to anyone who would listen that something must have been wrong because the story was over and I didn’t get my fill. I’m addicted to the Wrath demon brothers and I need more of them…ASAP!

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About the Author:

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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan.  She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story.  Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things.

When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel.  If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world.  And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.

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Soul Avenged Blog Tour “Fire & Ice” Giveaway Info:

Grand Prize:  (Valued at approximately $280)

1-Kindle Fire HD (approximate value $199)

1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)

1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt

1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug

1-Soul Avenged Notebook

1st Runner-Up:  (Valued at approximately $75)

1-$25 iTunes giftcard

1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)

1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt

1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug

1-Sons of Wrath notebook

2nd Runner-Up: (Valued at approximately $35)

1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)

1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt

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7 Responses to “Blog Tour: Soul Avenged Review & Giveaway”

  1. Holly C

    I started following this tour way late but I really love the sound of this series and your review is the best one I have read yet!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Sam @ Realm of Fiction

    I actually don’t mind a bit of graphic violence in books. I agree, it’s nice to occasionally read that stuff as most authors tend to shy away from it. It’s great that you had such a positive reaction to the characters in this. I’ll have to check it out! Great review. 🙂

  3. Lisa Richards

    I discovered you on the Bitten By Books blog and hope to continue running across you on many more blogs!
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. Keri Lake

    Thanks so much for the kind comments, and to Pages of Forbidden Love for hosting a tour stop and this humbling review!

  5. Kamla l.

    I love PNR/UF and follow several of the older ongoing series but it’s been quite a while since I have been this excited about a new upcoming series. I have been stalking the SOUL AVENGED tour and becoming more and more feverishly intrigued by your characters and the darkly tantalizing and steamy world of your series. It all just sounds so fresh and uniquely imaginative. Can’t wait to get started!!!

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