Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Humpday Hello to Evangeline Anderson!

Howdy Humpday nation!  Making it through - and totally concurring with the Divine Ms. T's assessment of when it rains it pours. I joined her in the yard sale dramalama, the baseball hijinks (and cleaning debacle) and had my own kid/family/doc woes.  Please take time to breath with me - celebrate making it through so far, celebrate our friend's Sid's new successful venture and wish luck to my teen's first High School drama performance this coming weekend!!!!  In fact, all this celebration makes me want a taste of something good - how about a little eye candy????   We do love our eye candy!!!!

Continuing our highlight tour of Evangeline Anderson's Brides of the Kindred Series......

Brides of the Kindred - Book 4 Found by Evangeline Anderson

A warrior with a scarred heart who doesn’t know how to love. And the woman who must teach him how before it’s too late…

The son of the evil AllFather, Xairn is filled with conflicting emotions. On one hand, he has finally gained his freedom and cut the ties that bound him to his race and the sadistic male who is his father. But doing so has unleashed feelings in him Xairn would rather keep buried. Desires that he prayed would never manifest now rage through him and they are centered on one woman alone…

Lauren Jakes is the long lost cousin Liv and Sophie never knew they had. Abducted by the Scourge, she formed a connection with Xairn more meaningful than any other in his life. But though Lauren thinks she knows him, there is more to the huge Scourge warrior than she comprehends. A nightmare childhood and a cruel father have scarred Xairn’s heart almost past the point of healing. But that is nothing to the secret inside him—the forbidden desires coded into his very DNA itself, which urge him to commit unspeakable acts in order to sate his newly awakened hunger.

Now a conflict is brewing—both in Xairn’s soul, and aboard the Fathership where the twisted AllFather has hatched a new, malicious plot to bring his estranged son home. Can Xairn resist the brutal lust growing within him? Can he fight against his very nature which urges him to dominate and control any female he mates? Can Lauren heal his heart before the AllFather’s trap closes on both of them?

And can she teach him how to love before it’s too late?

I have to say Evangeline Anderson should have subtitled this book the Periles of Pauline (or Lauren as it were)....Once again Evangeline Anderson has "Found" another hit in her slightly wacky, sci-fi/futuristic erotic romance series.  As a self admitted non-fan of futuristic novels, I was very pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this series is.  It contains the requisite hot, alpha male hero(es) and strong, feisty heroine.  The relationship between Lauren Jakes and  Xairn is intense, at times sappy in it's lovey sweetness and frustrating at times with Xairn's denial of his true Scurge Dominant self.  You have to love Lauren's strength and fortitude - she overcomes kidnapping, torture, falling for the son of the evil AllFather, escape, near re-capture and sale into sexual slavery, DNA alteration, having body parts removed and return to Earth only to battle her love's deep seated fear of exercising his Dominant sexual self and refusal to take their relationship to the next level!  Xairn even gets creative in his desire to switch roles and make Lauren the Dom in an effort to consummate their relationship!
Sexy, tantalizing love scenes, with just enough kink to flip anyone's switch pepper throughout the story but Anderson teases both her poor Lauren as well as the reader by making them wait through a large portion of this story to get to some truly hot lovin!  The sex is actually integral to the plot in that Xairn is coming into his great powers and also redefining his life as a Scourge who sheds some, but not all, of his upbringing and genetic makeup as well as his truly evil overlord father.

Some of the best parts of this story bring back former characters and the way Anderson builds on the previous story arcs really fleshes out the world and makes it feel like an ongoing saga.  Deep and Lock finally get the super hot menage loving with Kat long awaited from book 3 and  Sylvan's wedding "luck kiss" between Nadiah and Rast is smokin hot....totally makes up for the slightly anti-climatic final battle with the AllFather.


I highly recommend Found and the Brides of the Kindred series to anyone who is not familiar with Evangeline Anderson's work. Her stories are amazing and definitely addicting!!   Please do take Tyra's advice and read IN ORDER.  If you jump into one of the later books such as Sought or Found without the lead in, you will be completely lost for quite some time. 


RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.


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