Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prophecy's Child

Just calm the fuck down, I am not pregnant. I've got enough stress in my life, there is no baby #3 coming. Instead this is the highly anticipated second novel in the series of Brenda Dyer's Prophecy Series. I have read and reviewed the first one and LOVED IT. Then I've had her on my GoodReads alerts for awhile so I knew it was coming and then I got a really great email from her saying she remembered my first review (which is awesome) and wanted to know if I wanted to review the second one.

Which, YES, OBVIOUSLY. I finished this in a day because I absolutely love these books and where they are going. They are basically a paranormal romance and it's everything you want out of either genre except she's mashed them together and it's perfect.

Prophecy's Child

His secret will shatter her world.
Katherine Colby’s life splintered ten years ago when her lover suddenly vanished, leaving her with more than a broken heart. But when Kal unexpectedly makes an appearance, her safe, dependable existence is shattered once more. Drawn into Kal’s deadly world of vampires and demons, she must now put aside her hurt and anger and learn to trust him. Can she forgive past deceptions and find the courage to love again? Or will she turn away the one man who owns her heart and soul?
Her secret will change his life.

Powerful, and lethal, Kal is a vampire warrior, sworn to protect humans from demons. Loving Katherine too much to pull her into his dangerous world, Kal deserted her, believing his decision was best for them both. But not even time could assuage his yearning for the woman who has captured his heart. As fate tosses them together once again, Kal must fight to win Katherine’s trust and forgiveness before evil separates them forever. But is he ready to become the man she needs him to be? Or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

I remember when I read the first book, Love's Prophecy, I knew that Kal would be the next book. I just knew it. Then I was even happier when I realized that Kal was the next warrior to get a book. 

Basically this is the story of Kal and Katherine. They had a relationship for a few months ten years ago and just as it was coming to a major turning point for them, Kal essentially disappeared. He thought he was doing the best for Katherine; however, Katherine is forced to endure a pregnancy, birth, and the first ten years of their son's life alone, wondering what had happened to Kal. Then fate somehow brings them together and they are forced to be honest with each other... all the while a really fucked up demon lusts after Katherine and threatens the safety of all three of them. 

I absolutely loved this book. The best part of Brenda's characters is that though they have their faults, at no point are you annoyed with them. You know how someone romance novels have a female lead that is a pretty vile, unrealistic bitch who repeatedly tries to sabotage every effort the male lead makes? That does not happen here. Sure, Katherine is pissed off and reluctant to trust but it is fully understandable. But Kal tries so hard and it just pulls at you.  You root for these two and yes. I loved it. A lot. 

And now I'm eagerly awaiting the third book. Is Black next? Because it's either Black or Ace but I'm hoping for Black. (Think of me, Brenda!) This book is available at Amazon HERE or on Smashwords HERE


Brenda said...

Thank you so so much, Sara!

LOL, I'm so sorry, but Black's book isn't next, it is Soren's. Book three is titled Prophecy's Power.

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

Kary said...

This is a great review. I'm so excited to read this book! You just encouraged me to move it up on my list! Thanks for sharing.

Kary said...

This is a great review. I'm so excited to read this book! You just encouraged me to move it up on my list! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Awesome review! Awesome blog! Awesomeness all around! Sounds like a great read and I'll be placing it on my WTR. Thank you :)

Sheri Fredricks said...

I also recently read Prophecy's Child because I loved Love's Prophecy so much. I totally agree with your review (which is 5 star in itself). I can't wait for Brenda's next book!

D'Ann said...

Super review! Well deserved!

ckinney said...

What a fantastic review! I love the Prophecy series too and cannot wait for the next book either. If you haven't read PC, get on it, you're seriously missing out!

Daryl Devoré said...

Completely agree with you on Brenda's books. My review comes out this week.

Brenda said...

Oh man, thank you all for stopping by--and your support.
Sara, you are the awesomest!

Lisa Kumar said...

What a wonderful review for a wonderful book! Brenda is truly a talented writer who is destined for good things.

Felice Stevens said...

What a great review. I know Brenda is a fabulous writer Can't wait to pick this up

Jenna said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this book! I loved Kal in the last book and can't wait to read his story in this one. Your review only makes me lust after it that much more. Congratulations, Brenda!