ARC Review: Crave by D.H. Sidebottom

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***


Crave by D.H. Sidebottom

Series: Tainted Angels #1
Published: September 21st 2015 by Self-published
Language: English
Print Length: 242 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Target Reader: Adult

Ebook: Amazon US • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • Amazon CA

THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK IN THE TAINTED ANGELS SERIES AND IS A STAND ALONE NOVEL WHICH CAN BE READ BY ITSELF.Willa Eden is used to being different. As an angel she shouldn’t have the dark thoughts she has on a regular basis. She is a soul saver for the Empyrean but since hitting her twenty first birthday, Willa knows she’s much more than that. So much more.

And it isn’t until she meets the arrogant and voracious demon, Rax Torres, that Willa finally finds out just how unique she is.

What should be impossible becomes possible and what her body should never crave becomes too formidable to ignore.

Willa’s unique blood can save the demons that are infected with The Virus and are dropping like flies around her – Rax included. All they have to do is taste a drop. But there’s a catch.

Willa’s blood will also kill anyone who is granted even a single drop.

This book contains explicit sexual scenes and strong language. It is recommended for readers age 18+

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

Paranormal is one of my favorite genre, so I’m super excited when a talented author with romance decided to write my favorite genre. Something different outside the area she used to write. Yes, this is my first experience reading DH Sidebottom.

Willia and Rax born in two different races who compete all time, their name is a little difficult to remember but for simple, we call it angel and demon. They were both hunters who hunted human soul to be brought into their realm of Utopia or Hell. Willia and Rax has met since the first scene and felt a strange connection that never existed in the history of their race. They can be connected in the mind. Rax, hotter than Hell has claimed ownership of Willia from the beginning he could enter her mind. And Willia who is a kickass heroine; trying reject the claim. But the strange connection that continues to grow stronger and… BOOM!! The next thing I know he’s been involved in intrigues, politics and internal conflicts of the demon.

DH Sidebottom has reinvented the urban legend of angels and demons that we already familiar with new name and new details. She also managed to create strong and attractive characters, even though there has not been consistent. Willia and Rax sometimes still behave, think, and talk a little bit different compared to how their trait has been described.

This has complicated story line because it contains a lot of new terms, which, although equipped with a glossary at the front but not clarified the contents section. It made me have to go back and forth between pages glossary and return to the chapter being read, it may be an additional footnote in each page would be helpful. The background of the story and races here still confuse me. Is this similar to the angels and demons from holy bible? Are AllMighty and God called here to do with Jesus who is often mentioned Rax?

Crave told in dual POV and fast paced but wild and less focused, make sure you read with full concentration in order not to lose track of the story. Throughout the story you’re going to be spoiled with action-packed battles supernatural scenes. Connection and chemistry between Willia and Rax are strong and super-hot, but not deep enough and feels an instant. The conflicts in Crave is a blend of sexiness between drama, humor, action paranormal with full of surprised twist.

Paranormal is a complex genre as the author should have more fantasies about the new world she would build, characters and creatures that must be created, complete with background and full of action that complements conflict. With the development of more powerful and deeper setting and background, Crave by DH Sidebottom will be a new promising paranormal series.

OVERALL RATING

3stars

SEX-O-METER

3bikinis


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