Book Review – The End of Hatred by Rebecca Hefner

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Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today, I’ll be sharing my review for The End of Hatred by Rebecca Hefner, the first book in the Etherya’s Earth Series, which is a reimagining of the age-old Vampyre/Slayer saga. The rest of the books are all published so it’s totally binge-able if that’s your kind of thing. I’d binge if I could and I want… but I have quite a long list of book reviews to do. Anyway, I think you should try to stay away from any type of distractions — go on a mini reading vacation, send the hubby out with the boys, hire a weekend baby-sitter, or even call in sick from work (guilty of doing that in the past) before binging this series cause once you start, you will get sucked in…badly.

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Twilight sparked my love for reading and interest in anything paranormal/vampire related. I also think there’s something super sexy and exciting with forbidden love stories. So, when Rebecca Hefner emailed me and asked me to review The End of Hatred, I obviously said yes. The premise sounded really amazing, so I had a feeling I would really enjoy it. And, I absolutely did… more than I expected and I’m utterly and wholeheartedly in LOVE with this book/series. I have KU, so while I was reading, I downloaded the second book already. It was that GOOD!

Unfortunately, I did have to put finishing the series on hold since I had other reviews to do. BUT, I can’t lie… I’ve been constantly thinking about this book and I’m honestly beyond excited to continue.

So, let’s get to my review and hopefully by the end you’ll be tempted and intrigued enough to grab a copy for yourself.

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Published: November 18, 2018 by Rebecca Hefner

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Formats: Paperback 232 pages Kindle Edition, 330 pagesbuyonamazon

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These are dangerous times on Etherya’s Earth… 

Miranda, princess of the Slayers and heir to the throne, has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she has fought to protect her people choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound’s riverbank, she seizes the moment to take the offensive.

Sathan, King of the Vampyres, distraught at his sister’s disappearance and captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people’s state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers’ life-giving blood, he can’t help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.

As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost…

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A Deliciously Enticing and Satisfyingly Addictive Paranormal Romance

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I’m seriously so in love with this story and characters and just WOW! The End of Hatred by Rebecca Hefner is such a deliciously enticing and satisfyingly addictive paranormal romance about slayers, vampires, and demons. It absolutely captivated me from the very beginning and left me desperate for more in the end.

The Slayera Princess and the Vampyre King must learn to trust each other to fight a common enemy and restore peace between their people. As they journey to find the weapon that’ll defeat the leader of the Deamons, Crimeous, Miranda and Sathan find themselves not only on a similar path towards the same goal, but also undeniably attracted to each other. Will they be able to bring their people together to defeat Crimeous and eventually find a way to be together?

Hefner has a beautifully seductive way with words that I completely fell in love with this book. Her writing is effortlessly engaging and so utterly alluring. I was sucked in and I loved reading about all these supernatural beings and immortals. The world-building is simply outstanding and I thought the concept about Etherya’s Earth is creative, unique and undeniably intriguing. The plot is wickedly fun, dark, and mysterious. It’s fast-paced and so deliciously thrilling that I was literally holding my breath a few times. I thought the action, drama, humor, suspense, and romance were perfectly balanced creating a remarkably enjoyable reading experience. I honestly didn’t want to finish the story, but at the same time I was dying to find out what would happen next. I enjoyed the secrets, the betrayals, the angst, the heartbreak, and all the crazy twists and turns that made my heart race. The ending is heartwarming and fabulous in every way and I found myself smiling so much. There’s just so much to love about this story and I really cannot wait to see what happens next!

The characters are all really AWESOME. Miranda, the Slayera Princess, is a fantastic heroine. She’s fiercely loyal, kind, brave, and incredibly determined. She’s a bit stubborn and impulsive at times, but deep down, she has a really good heart. Miranda just wants what’s best for her people and will do anything to restore peace. The Vampyre King, Sathan, is such a lovable hero and like Miranda, he’s also looking for a way to end the ongoing war between the vampyres and slayers. I love that he’s caring, patient, honest and I fell so hard for him. Didn’t hurt that he’s ridiculously charming, sexy as hell and just so darn irresistible. AND he’s also a super sweet and loving brother. Yup, my heart melted over and over.

I love the supporting characters too. They all have a special place in my heart and there’s so much about each of them that I admire and love. But, I don’t want to spoil anything. I’ll let you have some fun getting to know their wonderful and intriguing personalities. I do want to mention that I’m most definitely looking forward to Darkrip’s book and just getting to know him more.

Absolutely love the romance. It’s dripping with yummy swoons and so much heart! Miranda and Sathan have that perfect chemistry I find absolutely irresistible. It’s hot and steamy, but also adorably sweet. It’s incredibly fun and beautifully touching watching Miranda and Sathan interact. I love their playful bantering, their sexy moments, and all their heartfelt scenes. Miranda and Sathan definitely made me smile and laugh, feel anxious and excited, and get emotional in the best way. I love these two so much and cannot get enough of them together.

With heart-pounding suspense, breathtaking adventure, intriguing drama, and thrilling action scenes, The End of Hatred by Rebecca Hefner had me gripping the edge of my seat. The world-building, the narrative, and the character developments are exquisitely and flawlessly well done. I loved the twists and turns, the conflicts and complications, the romances, the lighthearted moments sprinkled here and there, and everything else in between. This is such a wonderfully engrossing story about war, politics, family, forgiveness, redemption, friendship, and love. I will rave about this book with blood, tears, and all my heart. I honestly can’t recommend it enough and think it’s perfect for fantasy, paranormal, and romance lovers.

Sending virtual hugs to Rebecca Hefner for contacting me and sending me a paperback copy of The End of Hatred. I’m forever thankful for having the opportunity to read this book and being introduced into this enthralling world. My opinion and thoughts are my own and not affected by receiving a free copy of this book.

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favoritequotes

It’s the will to find a peaceful solution that shows one’s true strenghts.

Our future can be what we make it, if we have the courage to try.

I’ve never felt about anyone the way I feel about you. It’s frustrating and infuriating and wonderful and amazing, all at the same time. I’ve never been in love before so I pretty much suck at it.

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rebeccahefnerphotoRebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home.  In her youth, she would sneak into her mother’s bedroom and raid the bookshelf, falling in love with the stories of Judith McNaught, Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts.  Years later that love of a good romance, with lots of great characters and conflicts, has extended to her other favorite authors such as JR Ward and Lisa Kleypas.  Also a huge Game of Thrones and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father).

Rebecca published her first book in November of 2018.  Before that, she had an extensive twelve-year medical device sales career, where she fought to shatter the glass ceiling in a Corporate America world dominated by men.  After saving up for years, she left her established career to follow the long, winding and scary path of becoming a full-time author.  Due to her experience, you’ll find her books filled with strong, smart heroines on a personal journey to find inner fortitude and peace while combating sexism and misogyny.  She would be thrilled to hear from you anytime at rebecca@rebeccahefner.com

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies and I hope you enjoyed reading my review. Let me know if you decide to add this on your TBR and if you’ve already read this book/series and comment below and let’s chat!

As always, have a great and lovely day!

sincerelykjologo

 

 

ARC Review – Blood Cure by K.A. Linde

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The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.

She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing.

Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home.

But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again.

As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance.

Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all.

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Dangerously Beguiling, Sinfully Swoony, and Deliciously Thrilling Conclusion

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What a deliciously Fangtabulous conclusion!!! I have such an intense love for this series. Blood Cure more than satisfied my cravings, but I still want more. It’s just so GOOD! K.A. Linde has definitely earned a spot as one of my favorite new to me authors this year.

Soo.. I don’t really know how to write this review without spilling the juicy details. There are so many things I love about this book, but I don’t want to spoil the fun.  Anyway, if you’ve been following me, then you probably have seen my reviews for Blood Type and Blood Match and know just how obsessed I am with Beckham and Reyna. The writing, the world-building, the characters and all the crazy twists and turns had me completely hooked. Not to mention, both books ended with insanely jaw dropping cliffhangers that messed me up… but in the best way. And this last book… definitely had my head spinning and my heart racing. I seriously love this series sooo much and even though I’m satisfied with how it concluded, I don’t think my addiction was cured…

Blood Cure picked up right where Blood Match ended and showed Reyna dealing with a shattered heart and broken soul. She’s a wreck and an emotional mess… but despite losing so much and facing a bleak future, Reyna never lost hope and continued to fight for equality between humans and vampires. I truly enjoyed Reyna’s character development and how she became this strong and fierce leader and heroine.

Aside from a few slow parts here and there, this book was face-paced, wonderfully exciting and fantastically suspenseful. The idea about blood matches was really intriguing and I like reading about that part. While K.A. Linde didn’t hold back from torturing me with twists that ripped my heart and had me teary eyed a few times, there were some endearing and funny moments that lightened the mood. But for the most part… I ached so damn bad for these characters I’ve come to love and… I wish I could say more.. but just be prepared for the FEELS and SWOONS. And if you love PNR, then you NEED to read this series. I can tell you right now this is one of the best vampire romances I’ve read in a while.

Blood Cure was the ending I wanted and more. Dangerously beguiling, sinfully swoony, and deliciously thrilling from start to finish. This series completely stole my heart and had me addicted from the very first book.  Such a breathtakingly amazing paranormal series that I can’t wait to reread over and over again.

If you’re thirsty for something seductive, thrilling and exhilaratingly addictive with gorgeous writing, lovable characters, and steamy swoons, then pick up this series ASAP.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and Inkslinger in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.

In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.

Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.

For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.

Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.

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I loved every single moment of this book. The writing was engaging and incredibly captivating. With pulse-pounding action, thrilling suspense, juicy secrets, heartbreaking betrayals, steamy romance, and shocking twist and turns, I was on edge and completely hooked the entire time.

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As the provocative, sensual Blood Type series continues, the rare bond between Reyna and Beckham is threatened by betrayal, greed, and twisted secrets.

A desperate human. A powerful vampire. A world divided.

Reyna Carpenter was promised paradise. She was delivered into hell.

Giving up her body for money was supposed to be the hardest part of becoming a blood escort. She never expected to lose her heart to her dark, enigmatic boss, Beckham Anderson. After being taken by a depraved captor who plans to rule the world, Reyna will do anything to return to Beckham.

She just has to find the will to survive this game.

From the pawn, rises a queen.

Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story begins in Blood Type and continues in Blood Cure.

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This book sucked me in, stole my heart and left me breathless. There’s romance, suspense, humor, steam, and intriguing characters. Blood Type by K.A. Linde is without a doubt an awesome thrilling paranormal romance book. I really enjoyed exploring this dark and dangerous dystopian world where humans and vampires coexist and I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

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KylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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I hope you enjoyed reading my review and add this fantangtastic series to your TBR!

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