Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Release Day: Chaos Burning by Lauren Dane...

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From the *always fabulous Lauren Dane* comes her new novel of a treacherous family legacy, a temptation just as dangerous, and an evil so depraved it can only be spoken of in whispers

The life of Lark Jaansen, hunter in Clan Gennessee, has been shaped by violence and unrest and it defines her future. Well-trained and resilient, she’s met her militaristic match in Simon Leviathan, a warrior not of this world. Locked in mutual admiration, and a desire so hot it burns, Lark and Simon have something else in common: they love the dark, and as a shadow is cast over their world, they’re each coming into their own.
A mysterious war has been waged among the Others. As witches and humans turn against each other, as fae retreat in fear, and as vampires rise, Lark and Simon discover that an unseen force is behind it. A single, hungry entity older than recorded history has returned to gorge on the magick of his victims. He is the Magister, nothing less than the end of time. Finding him is Lark and Simon’s first hope. Surviving him is their last.

Review may contain spoilers:
Lauren Dane is one of my favorite authors. I am such a HUGE fan of her writing. I was so happy when I won the ARC copy from her website--it holds a special place on my keeper shelf!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chaos Burning. Such a great addition to the series and I can't wait for Gage's book next.
I have been waiting for Simon's story since reading about him in Heart Of Darkness and Lauren Dane didn't disappoint!! I found that I was especially drawn to Lark from the very beginning.  The fact that she is totally opposite of Simon made for some great scenes.  I love their characters and how their relationship grew out of friendship.  I also love the fact that the things that made Lark different were the things that Simon most loved about her.  LOVE Simon in all his BADASS, SMOOTH, OVERPROTECTIVE, SWEET, CARING, SEXY, ALPHA Lycian self!!!  I was surprised that the first sex scene wasn't until half way through the book but it was worth it!! ;)
I was truly sad and shocked by the loss of a major character--I never saw that coming!!  It will be interesting to see how that death effects the continuing story.
I can't recommend this series enough!! Just a great read and a definite reread for me. In fact after writing this review, I am going to reread right now!! LOL
5 out of 5 rating.

He was one of those capital-M Men. Huge. Broad shoulders and narrow waist. The kind she enjoyed working with because they were smart, strong, nearly fearless, independent and yet controlled. And without a doubt totally and utterly fuckable. She imagined though, a man like him would be a hell of a lot of work to have a relationship with. 

He smiled, a slow, sexy smile designed to part women from their underpants. 

Simon had no idea what to make of this woman. His wolf liked the way she smelled. Sharp like he did. Like a warrior did. But she had blue streaks in her hair. Hair she most likely cut herself. Maybe not even in front of a mirror. 

That she did this while wearing what appeared to be rainbow socks on her arms, heavy boots, a hoodie sweater with a bedazzled line proclaiming FIERCE in glittery letters and jeans so holey she also wore tights beneath only made him like her more, even if he mentally shook his head at her fashion sense. Oh, and the blue-streaked hair currently in a messy knot. She was a dozen crayons half melted in the sun. 

"He's all GQMF and I'm totally not."  "GQ mother fucker. You know all suave and gorgeous, wearing handmade Italian loafers and suits he has made in London."


**ARC copy provided by Lauren Dane

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