Book Review

by Anya Bast

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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A tormented warrior and the woman who awakens his desires are at the center of Bast’s latest novel. With vivid storytelling, she brings readers into the world of the Brotherhood of the Damned with its immortal warriors and blood-sucking demons. This novel grips you from the start.

When Jessamine Hamilton is attacked one night by a horrifying creature, Broder Calderson comes to her rescue. Having committed a crime centuries earlier, Broder is condemned to an immortal life of battling against the Blight -— blood-drinking creatures from Hel. He is deeply drawn to Jessamine and though confused, she can’t help but feel the same. Jessamine is now thrown into a supernatural world she barely understands with a man she deeply desires. Broder, in turn, ends up returning to his brutal ways in an effort to protect her. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 304 pp, $7.99)

Reviewed By: Melanie Bates


Published: May 2012

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Embrace of the Damned

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:21pm.

Our Review, by Michelle L. Olson - LITERAL ADDICTION'S Pack Alpha:

The premier book of Anya's new series was a hit!

Our hero, Broder Calderson, is a a dark, brooding, charming, sexy, faithful immortal 'owned' by the trickster God Loki and sentenced to fight the Blight for all time. As an added sentence, his ability to be with a woman was taken away for 1,000 years to ensure that he fulfilled his duties to the Brotherhood of the Damned.

Our heroine, Jessamine Hamilton is a feisty, independent gal with an interesting history and a soul deep desire to find love.

When Broder and Jessa meet up, fireworks are the result. Appointing himself Jessa's guardian, Broder steals her away to keep her safe and help her learn more about her heritage, though there are plenty of hurdles thrown in their path throughout the journey.

The heat between Broder and Jessa was intense and fabulous. Along with the action, mythology, and suspense, this was a book that I devoured in just a few sittings.

As we've come to expect from Ms. Bast, the world and premise were beautifully built and delivered. Her new literary land will enthrall and hook readers both new and old.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives "Embrace of the Damned" 4 Skulls and recommends it for all Anya Bast fans, paranormal romance readers, Viking and Mythology lovers, and Urban Fantasy lovers far and wide. Take a trip with Anya's Brotherhood of the Damned... you won't be disappointed!