Review: Once Bitten, Forever Burned by Eve Langlais & Stacey Kennedy

Posted 16 May, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 2 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for readers under 18 years of age due to one or more of the following: strong sexual content, language, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Once Bitten, Forever Burned by Eve Langlais, Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Published by: Author on May 5, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 163
Source: Author
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A mini anthology containing:

CRUZ'S SALVATION by Stacey Kennedy

Cruz understands torment. A mortal turned vampire in the war, he has suffered untold loneliness and despair. That is until he meets Kiara—a werewolf he’s forbidden to love.

Though Kiara needs Cruz, and wants him forever, werewolves and vampires are bitter enemies. To make matters worse, her Alpha, also her father, suspects that Kiara pines for a mate. Mistaking her sadness for the longing she feels for Cruz, he sets out to give her all the happiness he can provide.

Together, Kiara and Cruz will have to fight against the rules placed upon them to hold onto their love. But an unwanted visitor creates a complication neither of them planned for. Milo, Kiara’s chosen mate, has come to stake his claim. Now, not only are lives at risk, but hearts are threatened and dreams hang in the balance.

DEVON'S REDEMPTION by Eve Langlais

Bethany lost her one and only love to a war overseas. As if that weren’t bad enough, a brutal attack and claiming by a Lycan makes her life a living hell. She lives only for revenge until the day love comes back into her life and promises to rescue her from her misery. However, the mate who forced her isn’t about to let her go.

Devon died on the battlefield only to be reborn as a creature of the night. He fights to stay away from his one true love, but when he caves to his desire and sees her again, he discovers redemption is possible even for one who walks in darkness.

Warning: Contains scenes of violence toward the heroine and mentions of rape that might be offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised. (Goodreads)

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Two stories linked by loves lost, forbidden love and mind blowing passion!

I find that it’s sometimes hard to rate an anthology overall because there’s always one story I love and one that I don’t care for as much but that’s not the case here. I fell in love with both couples and their compelling stories and did not put my Nook down until I finished! The stories are perfectly balanced with a good dose of action, romance and some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a while! I especially liked that the stories weave into each other so it feels like you’re reading one novella instead of two stories.

Forbidden love is always exciting to read about but when you mix in werewolves and vampires it just gets better!

In CRUZ’S SALVATION we meet Cruz, a vampire and Kiara, a werewolf, who fall in love despite the known rivalry between both species. Together they will fight for this love no matter what the cost. Kiara is a strong heroine who fights for what she believes in and Cruz is the ultimate alpha male with a tenderness that melts your heart. They have a strong connection that transcends boundaries and the sex between these two is smoking hot!

DEVON’S REDEMPTION is about two lovers reuniting after each has forever changed. Devon and Bethany have both been turned against their will, he a vampire, she a werewolf. Bethany lives in a constant hell, living with an abusive boyfriend who also happens to be her Alpha. When her ex-lover Devon returns for her after ten long years, Bethany is torn between sacrificing her happiness to keep him alive or following her heart. Bethany is a damaged heroine that captivates your heart and transmits her pain and suffering to you in just a few chapters. Devon is ever the suave vampire who charms you from his first appearance, his love and devotion to Bethany is one to envy! Their story is raw and emotional with a satisfying and unexpected ending!

If you want passion, action and two happily ever afters that will leave you breathless…look no further than ONCE BITTEN, FOREVER BURNED! Two beautifully written tales of forbidden love by two highly talented authors.

 
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