Valkyries: Soaring Raven Book 1
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: One Wish Publishing
Number of pages: 228
Word Count: 62,200
Formats available: eBook, paperback
Cover Artist: Nimbi Design
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/fzwusA4Q4bE
Infinity discovers a dark secret from her past that rocks everything she knows to be true.
A troubled 22-year-old superstar singer, Infinity has a bad reputation for drugs and hard partying. Now, she is on the road to a comeback with her controversial tour. But everything about doing the concert feels wrong from missing employees, to anonymous threats about ruining her career. She is dealing with a powerful corporation that is determined to kill her and everyone she loves. She is also battling for control of her life and career from a relationship that crossed the fine line between love and obsession. Infinity knows too much, even though she doesn't realize it. Secrets have been kept and these secrets are powerful enough to destroy her and everyone she loves.
Now she must put her safety and trust in the hands of sexy, tattooed and delicious Torch Channing and Boulder Vigari, hired to keep her from getting killed. Boulder wants to make her his. He won't stop until he claims her. Torch struggles with his primal need to possess her and his hatred of everything she represents.
Infinity is determined to protect her heart while dealing with the pressure of pulling off another successful tour without spiraling into another mental meltdown.
He stepped closer, brushing my jet-black hair away from my cheek, his finger wrapping around a curl before trailing down my neck. “Do you really think I give a shit about her? Or any human, for that matter? I’m here for you. You’re mine and nothing you can do or say will change that now.”
He stroked my cheek. “You’ve been reckless, Infinity. Did you really think you could thumb your nose at the Collective and live? You disregarded all of my warnings. You are naive and reckless. I did all that I could to prevent this exact moment.”
I tilted my head, looking at him through my eyelashes, whispering, “What moment?”
He pulled me against his chest, digging his hand into my shoulder painfully. “This fucking moment, Infinity. The moment of me standing here before you, not as your consort, but as the man sent here to kill you.” He sighed. “You pushed them too far, and the decision has been made to destroy you for the betterment of the Vampire Collective.”
“No, I… You can’t.” I rasped and swallowed. “She said you wouldn’t.”
His hands gripped my body as he leaned his forehead against mine. “I don’t know who she is, but she can’t save your ass right now. Only I can. You’re mine. Come with me and all will be forgiven. As my consort you will be untouchable, but on your own you are dead.”
My lust started to slowly cool and logic finally started to kick in. Fuck, what was I doing? I was standing in a bathroom, panting over a vampire who may or may not be some crazy ass stalker assassin for a corporation of vampires. This was some crazy shit.
“No!” He held me tight as I tried to back away. “I won’t. I will never choose to be with a monster like you. You might as well kill me now.”
“You’re already with a monster.” He leaned down, scrapping his incisors against my throat. “You just haven’t accepted it.”
Burning coursed down my neck. The panic set in, causing me to kick with futility against his brute strength. I was going to die. The strange woman lied.
“Please, Alik. Don’t do this.” Anger and fear fought within me. Fear was winning by a landslide.
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I will start off saying I did enjoy this book for the most part. But it really was not my favorite book. Mostly because I found it hard to like Infinity. She was spoiled and wanted what she wanted now, no matter what.
But as the book went on, she did show some good too. So I am sortof up in the air now on what I think of her.
I liked Boulder, what I got to know of him that is. Her mother Kara was kick ass, and I loved her.
The whole thing around her being a singing superstar I could have done without. It just didn’t fit into this supernatural world to me. Maybe its just me, but that part of the storyline I could have done without.
I hated that it ended in a huge cliffhanger. I guess setting us up for book 2. Will I read book 2? Maybe, probably, as I want to know what happens.
I do not want to say too much more, as the other supernatural stuff was a great surprise and the best parts about the book, so do not want to give any of that away.
I do recommend this book, if you like the supernatural world merging with a singing superstar, then this is for you. It does lack in any romance, it has talk of naughty things, but nothing happens, yet anyway. Lol.
4 ½ stars for me.
I received this book from the author for my honest review.
Character Highlight for Torch Channing
Name: Torch Channing
Age: 30 ‘speculated’
Favorite color: Black
Favorite food: Steak (rare)
· The Wolf Covenant
· His career
· New York
· Pure-blood wolves
· Money and power
· Vampire rogues
· Vampire Collective
· ‘Maxim’ (Wolf King)
· The Immortals
Excerpt (conversation between Torch and Infinity):
“Let’s get a couple things straight. Don’t ever talk to me like that, especially in front of my men. Second, you don’t pay my salary. And last but definitely not least, respect is earned. And believe me, you’re nowhere near earning mine.”
Who would play him in a movie: Gerard Butler
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