Ashes by Suzanne Wright

Dark in You, Book 3

Synopsis: Knox and Harper’s story continues as the Las Vegas lair – and its two infamous Co-Primes – face their most terrifying enemy yet . . .

Together, Harper and Knox have overcome just about every evil thing you can think of – from Horsemen of the Apocalypse to dark magic practitioners to Lucifer’s insistent belief that he’s hilarious. They’re looking forward to some well-earned downtime – until Harper is attacked by mercenaries in the middle of her tattoo shop. Worse still, the attackers are trying to take her wings – the ones no one is meant to know she even has.

It’s a near miss and once a furious Knox has managed to pull his demon back into line there’s only one thing clear – someone knows Harper’s secrets and is systematically setting out to destroy her. It seems likely that someone is the third Horseman – but how do they know so much about Harper? It seems the impossible might be true – they have an enemy hiding at the very heart of the lair.

To survive Harper will need to embrace power that’s darker than she’s ever experienced and even Knox can’t protect her from everything – though God knows nothing’s going to stop him trying. The stakes have never been higher, for if Harper’s taken by this new threat, Knox won’t be able to stop his demon from taking a vicious pleasure in tearing the world apart . . .

Review: I was impatient to plunge into this third volume immediately after receiving it. I really like Suzanne Wright and I think she brings a lot of ideas into this series.

Since her new status, Harper is now the prey to a large number of people including Knox’s enemies. She just did not expect to be attacked in her tattoo studio and even less by someone who wants to steal her wings while no one is supposed to know she has any. But in addition to these attacks, and Knox’s deep desire to find out who’s behind all this, Harper has to deal with other issues. A demon child has just been found and when his arrival coincides with some murders and that he seems “empty”, everyone worries … I was really wondering who this little boy was because his behavior is very strange but I admit that finally I was very surprised. On top of that, Harper is going to learn some very good news that will change her life but it will also have to deal with the consequences.

It was really a great story and I did not expect so many elements to evolve here, whether in relation to her personal life, the bad guys but also regarding all the people who evolve around our two characters. We discover the identity of a new villain and I admit that I did not expect it at all! There is one left and I am even more curious now! Harper is a strong woman and although it’s hard for her to stand up to anything that happens, I’m very impressed.


Des cendres en enfer de Suzanne Wright

Noirs Démons, Tome 3

Résumé : Ensemble, Harper et Knox ont affronté tous les dangers, des adeptes de magie noire aux Cavaliers de l’Apocalypse, sans compter l’humour très particulier de Lucifer. Pourtant, la nouvelle menace qui plane les prend au dépourvu – car elle vise Harper, et plus particulièrement ses ailes, dont tous sont censés ignorer l’existence… Une seule explication possible : un traître doit se dissimuler au sein de leur clan. Pour survivre, Harper devra faire appel à des forces plus maléfiques que jamais, et même Knox ne pourra la protéger. Les enjeux n’ont jamais été aussi élevés, car si Harper succombe, le monde tremblera devant la colère de son compagnon…

Avis : J’étais impatiente de me plonger dans ce troisième tome aussitôt après l’avoir reçu. J’aime beaucoup Suzanne Wright et je trouve qu’elle apporte plein d’idées dans cette série.

Depuis son nouveau statut, Harper est devenue la proie d’un grand nombre de personnes et notamment des ennemis de Knox. Elle ne s’attendait juste pas à être attaquée dans son studio de tatouage et à ce qu’on essaie de lui voler ses ailes alors que personne n’est censé savoir qu’elle en a. Mais en plus de ces attaques, et de la volonté profonde de Knox de découvrir qui est derrière tout cela, Harper doit gérer d’autres problèmes. Un enfant démon vient d’être retrouvé et quand son arrivée coïncide avec certains meurtres et qu’en plus de cela il semble « vide », tout le monde s’inquiète… Je me demandais vraiment ce qu’il en était de ce petit garçon parce que son comportement est très étrange mais j’avoue que finalement j’ai été très surprise. En plus de cela, Harper va apprendre une très bonne nouvelle qui va changer sa vie mais elle va devoir aussi en gérer les conséquences.

C’était vraiment une super histoire et je ne m’attendais pas à ce qu’autant d’éléments évoluent ici, que ce soit par rapport à la vie personnelle, aux cavaliers mais aussi à toutes ces personnes qui évoluent autour de nos deux personnages. On découvre l’identité d’un nouveau méchant et j’avoue que je ne m’y attendais pas du tout ! Il en reste un et je suis d’autant plus curieuse maintenant ! Harper est une femme forte et même si c’est difficile pour elle de rester debout face à tout ce qui lui arrive, je suis très impressionnée.


 

Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

The Mercury Pack, Book 1

Synopsis: Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer.

But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.

After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers — except for Ally.

Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim.

And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs.

Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?

Review: Enjoying The Phoenix Pack series, I was also very curious to discover this new spin off saga. How not to be? Especially when we know that we find the characters of the initial series.

Ally did not have an easy life, her pack was murdered and she is the only survivor with her friend Cain. Since then, she goes from pack to pack hoping to find her home. She thought she had found it, as well as a companion but when he left her for his soul mate, she quickly realized that she had gone astray. Her new partner is doing all she can to isolate Ally and to put people at odds by developing lies that go farther and farther. But now, the last one goes too far and Ally will have the chance to get out of this hell thanks to Cain. In fact, he asked the beta of another pack to go get her and to babysit her. But here it is, Ally is also a prophetess and it would seem that the whole pack hates her nature, although she feels a certain attraction towards Derren. Trying to be accepted, the young woman will also help them deal with attacks that are increasingly present.

I really enjoyed this novel. Ally is really a character we can connect to quickly. She is touching, full of determination and does not give up. Yet we see that the situation is really not easy for her and that she is doing her best. It is also difficult to see that no one believes her and prefers to pretend that jealousy makes her act that way. Derren is rather dominant and it’s true that he’s determined to make Ally succumb whatever she wants. For once, he makes every effort to realize that she needs him. It was very touching to see their relationship evolve and to finally see them realize that they are made for each other.

I was also eager to discover Cain after having heard so much about him and I confess that I am not disappointed. I would love to learn more about him now!

 

Derren Hudson de Suzanne Wright

La Meute Mercure, Tome 1

Résumé : Ally Marshall n’est pas une simple louve, c’est aussi une prophétesse. Pourtant, nul besoin de ses pouvoirs pour se rendre compte que Derren Hudson la méprise… autant qu’il la désire.

Derren a été trahi trop souvent pour faire un jour de nouveau confiance à une prophétesse, mais lorsqu’il se retrouve à devoir protéger la jeune femme, l’attirance instantanée qui naît entre eux manque de le rendre fou. Alors que des ennemis ciblent la meute, le don d’Ally pourrait bien faire toute la différence dans leur lutte pour la survie. Derren pourra-t-il s’obliger à lui faire confiance, ou devra-t-il tourner à jamais le dos à celle qui a volé son cœur ?

Avis : Appréciant particulièrement la série de La Meute du Phénix, j’étais aussi très curieuse de découvrir cette nouvelle saga spin off. Comment ne pas l’être ? Notamment quand on sait qu’on retrouve les personnages de la série initiale.

Ally n’a pas eu une vie facile, sa meute a été assassinée et elle est la seule survivante avec son ami Cain. Depuis, elle va de meute en meute en espérant trouver son chez soi. Elle pensait l’avoir trouvé, de même qu’un compagnon mais quand il l’a quittée pour son âme sœur, elle a très vite compris qu’elle s’était fourvoyée. Sa nouvelle partenaire fait, en effet, tout ce qu’elle peut pour l’isoler et lui mettre les gens à dos en élaborant des mensonges qui vont de plus en plus loin. Mais voilà, le dernier est la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase et Ally va avoir la chance de sortir de cet enfer grâce à Cain. En effet, il a demandé au béta d’une autre meute d’aller la chercher et de lui servir de garde du cœur. Mais voilà, Ally est aussi une prophétesse et il semblerait que toute la meute déteste sa nature, bien qu’elle sente une certaine attirance envers Derren. Essayant de se faire accepter, la jeune femme va aussi les aider à faire face à des attaques qui se font de plus en plus présentes.

J’ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié ce roman. Ally est vraiment un personnage auquel on s’attache rapidement. Elle est touchante, pleine de détermination et ne se laisse pas faire. Pourtant on voit bien que la situation n’est vraiment pas simple pour elle et qu’elle fait de son possible pour agir au mieux. C’est aussi difficile de voir que personne ne la croit et préfère prétendre que la jalousie la fait agir de cette façon. Derren est plutôt dominant et c’est vrai qu’il déterminé à faire succomber Ally quoi qu’elle désire. Pour le coup il met tout en œuvre pour qu’elle se rende compte qu’il lui est nécessaire. C’était très touchant de voir leur relation évoluer et finalement se rendre compte qu’ils sont faits l’un pour l’autre.

J’étais aussi impatiente de découvrir Cain après en avoir autant entendu parler et j’avoue que je ne suis pas déçue. J’aimerai beaucoup en apprendre plus à son sujet maintenant !

 

Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack, Book 6

Synopsis: When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.

Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.

As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.

Review: I liked the first three volumes of the series. These are novels full of freshness with colorful characters and pleasant intrigues to follow. I jumped from volume 3 to volume 6 (yes, I know I have to go back because I’m curious to read others too!). But in itself, although it’s true that there are some gaps, it did not cause me any problems. It must be said that we always focus primarily on a couple. This time it is the turn of Tao, an important member of the Phoenix Pack and Riley, a newly arrived raven metamorph.

It was very nice to follow the two protagonists. They are both very stubborn and their exchanges often cause sparks. But then, after a drunken night, they find themselves together in the same bed and if Riley wants to do as if nothing had happened, it is not the same for Tao. In addition to having to manage their feelings and this unprecedented situation for them, they will also have to go for the birthday of Riley’s uncles, although it also awakes a very heavy past and some resentment that weren’t easily forgotten. But that’s not all, and it seems that a drug lord does not readily accept Taryn’s refusal to help his dying brother and he will do anything to make them pay.

I really enjoyed learning more about Riley, things she had endured and what made her leave. Going back in her memories will not be easy but she will do everything she can to understand the new events. Tao will always be there for her, to help her move forward and make her understand that she is in no way responsible for what is happening. I really liked to see them evolve together and get closer slowly. What saddens me a bit is not having a complete resolution of the history of her past … I would have really liked to understand what happened when she was younger.

In any case, it was a good novel and I am curious to read the volumes I missed and the spin off series!

 

 

Tao Lukas de Suzanne Wright

La Meute du Phénix, Tome 6

Résumé : Des cendres de la meute renaîtra l’amour.

La métamorphe corbeau Riley Porter a tu son passé lorsqu’elle a été accueillie par la meute du Phénix. Acceptée en dépit de ses secrets, la culpabilité la ronge à présent. Seul Tao Lukas, premier lieutenant de la meute, se méfie encore de l’énigmatique jeune femme… jusqu’à ce que sa suspicion se mue peu à peu en fascination et en une attirance irrésistible. Mais lorsque le passé de Riley refait surface et menace non seulement sa vie mais la meute toute entière, Tao devra déployer tous ses moyens pour la persuader de rester parmi eux – et de devenir sa compagne.

 

Avis : J’avais bien aimé les trois premiers tomes de la série. Ce sont des romans plein de fraicheur avec des personnages hauts en couleurs et des intrigues agréables à suivre. J’ai fait un saut dans le temps en passant de tome 3 à tome 6 (oui, je sais il faut que je retourne en arrière parce que je suis assez curieuse de lire les autres aussi !). Mais en soi, même si c’est vrai qu’il y a quelques lacunes, ça ne m’a pas posé de problèmes. Il faut dire qu’on se concentre toujours principalement sur un couple. Cette fois-ci c’est au tour de Tao, membre important de la Meute du Phénix et de Riley, une métamorphe corbeau nouvellement arrivée.

C’était très sympa de suivre les deux protagonistes. Ils sont très têtus tous les deux et leurs échanges provoquent souvent des étincelles. Mais voilà, après une soirée arrosée, ils se retrouvent ensemble dans le même lit et si Riley veut bien faire comme si de rien était, il n’en est pas de même pour Tao. En plus de devoir gérer leurs sentiments et cette situation inédite pour eux, ils vont aussi devoir se rendre dans la volée de Riley pour l’anniversaire de ses oncles, bien que cela réveille aussi un passé très lourd à porter et quelques rancœurs qui n’ont pas facilement été oubliées. Mais ce n’est pas tout et il semblerait qu’un baron de la drogue n’accepte pas facilement que Taryn refuse d’aider son frère mourant et soit prête à tout pour les faire payer.

J’ai beaucoup apprécié d’en apprendre plus sur Riley, sur les choses qu’elle avait endurées et sur ce qui l’a fait partir. Se replonger dans ses souvenirs ne sera pas chose aisée mais elle fera tout ce qu’elle peut pour comprendre les nouveaux évènements. Tao sera toujours là pour elle, pour l’aider à avancer et lui faire comprendre qu’elle n’est en rien responsable de ce qu’il se passe. J’ai beaucoup aimé les voir évoluer ensemble et se rapprocher doucement. Ce qui m’attriste un peu c’est de ne pas avoir une résolution complète de l’histoire de son passé… J’aurai vraiment aimé comprendre ce qu’il s’était passé quand elle était plus jeune.

Dans tous les cas, c’était un bon roman et je suis curieuse de lire les tomes qu’il me manque ainsi que la série spin off !

Blaze by Suzanne Wright

Dark in You, Book 2

Synopsis: Defeat the enemy. Win the boy. Live happily ever after. But life “ever after” isn’t as easy as it used to be. Harper’s gone from being a member of a small demon lair to co-Prime of one of the most powerful lairs in the US with a mate who, though hot as hell, is just a mite overprotective – I mean, you get kidnapped by dark practitioners just once …

Then one of Knox’s demons goes rogue, and in his madness decides Knox Thorne must die. Harper’s worried. Knox isn’t – at least until he discovers his mate’s willingness to get between him and danger.

Now, Knox has a new priority: Keep Harper safe …no matter what it takes. But Harper begins to suspect there’s more danger than one rogue demon. It seems the combined strength of Harper and Knox has upset the balance of power in the demon world and there are those who are determined to right that wrong. Because when you move up the food chain, sometimes the other predators just want to take a bigger bite.

Review: I confess that I was surprised when I saw that we were following Harper and Knox again. I was expecting the classic paranormal romance pattern, with a couple in each volume. But no, and I am very happy because I could learn more about them.

We find them soon after the end of the previous volume, having to deal with new problems. Indeed, a demon has kidnapped Carla, Harper’s mother, to punish her for being her mother. Indeed, he had a vision in which he would have seen that the child of Harper and Knox would destroy them all. Taking this fact for granted, it is his mission to destroy the demon in any way whatsoever, or to prevent the conception if he does not succeed. In addition to that, Harper must also manage her new status that does not please everyone and especially to women who believe themselves superior to her and who are hoping to take her place with Knox.

It was very nice to see Harper’s place in this new environment. She is determined and understands perfectly that she must fight her own battles. She does not break and even if she does not necessarily appreciate being in the spotlight, she adapts. Knox also tries to compromise by trying to be the person she wants him to although it is really very difficult for him, especially when their lives are threatened.

I really had a good time with this second volume. We can see the evolution of the Harper-Knox couple and we gradually discover the conspiracies that exist in the demons society. I had several surprises but there are still a few bad guys to unmask and I’m really looking forward to know their identity.

It was a very good second volume, I think I even preferred it to the first one and I’m looking forward to reading the last one now!

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