ARC Review: The Fallen by Keri Lake

Posted April 17, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 11 Comments

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ARC Review: The Fallen by Keri Lake
The Fallen
by Keri Lake

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 17, 2014
Published by Self Published
Pages: 257
Format: eARC
 

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“Just know that it is not for the faint of heart.” ~Under the Covers

The Fallen is technically, the prequel to Son of Wrath series, but it was released after the first two books of the series, Soul Avenged and Soul Resurrected.  Due to popular demand; Ms. Lake only gave her readers what they had asked for…Xander’s story.  Well, readers got what they wanted.  The Fallen is all about how Xander became a fallen; All the dark and gritty details of it.

It is a very twisted, twisted life that Karinna lives in. She solely lives for one purpose and that is to avenge her sister for everything that was done to her. If it means putting herself in harm’s way, so be it. She will get her revenge.  Xander will be her way to getting closer to that goal.  Though not in so many ways and certainly not to her expectation, he will give her what she wants and needs.

Right from the very start, Ms. Lake had grabbed my attention by revealing how rough this book will be. Not only that she gives you a warning, but from chapter one you already get a feel of how dark and gritty this book will be. Pay heeds to that warning because this book is filled with all kinds of obscenities, profanities and abuse.  But note that it is written in such a fashion that you will come to understand and accept this book as it is.  Just know that it is not for the faint of heart.

I love what Ms. Lake had done with Xander’s story. He is not what I expected.  He is such a contradiction of good and evil.  I mean, he is a man-whore yet, can love selflessly.  Seek to punish who have sinned yet a sinner himself.  His kinkiness was just out of this world sexy.  He is sexy beyond sexy and damn the man is a rockstar when it comes to his “skills.”  He definitely rocked Karinna’s world inside out.

I could not put this novella down.  I was excited and intrigued from one scene to the next.  There was a twist at the end that made me double take and reread that page again to make sure I read it correctly.  It was so unexpected.

For those who are sticklers about happy endings, know that Xander does not get a happy-ever-after in this novella.  However, this book gives you a feeling of satisfaction in the end.   I do know that there are plenty of fans that are requesting (aka demanding), including myself for more of Xander.   Simply because, well, every hero deserves his HEA.

The Fallen is on Amazon for free, courtesy of the author.

About Keri Lake

Keri Lake is a married mother of two. She writes fiction in the genres of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. A graduate of Michigan State University (go green!), Keri holds 2 degrees in science but would gladly trade them both to pursue her true passion for writing. She's a flash fiction addict and a sucker for sexy men with wings.

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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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Amy R

Your 5 star review + free = loaded on kindle.

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I’m glad you’re willing to give it a try Amy, ~Angela

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I skimmed your review because I’m about to read this but I can’t get enough of the Sons of Wrath! Also, thanks for the warning 😉

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Hey Lori, I’m like you, SOW has become a must-read-asap for me. ~Ang

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Thanks for the great review Angela.

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Thanks Timitra, ~Angela

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

New author for me….and thanks for the warning

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I hope you give her a try Elizabeth!!! ~Angela

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Thank you for the review. This is waiting for me on my Kindle.

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Christina, I hope you love it!!! ~Angela

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