Gilded Destiny by Nola Sarina
on May 12, 2014
Genres: Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires
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The new release edition features a brand new cover, additional chapters and a never-before-seen preview of Jaded Touch.
A woman's memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.
Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty. But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior: Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master.
Nycholas’ clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind’s origin and survival… but he only wants one thing before his time is up: a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved.
The more Calli learns about Nycholas, the more her own darkened memories return to her. Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor.
Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her the trauma of loving a doomed immortal. But each choice comes with dire consequences – some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.
Gilded Destiny is a unique story about a woman, Calli and a half man/half snake, Nycholas. I knew going in this was a paranormal romance but I didn’t expect it to be so different from anything I’d read before. I loved that. I loved being surprised and intrigued to see where the story would lead.
Calli has issues with her memory and she doesn’t understand why when Nycholas comes into her tattoo shop to kill her she isn’t more scared. Wait a minute, she is scared. So freaking scared she faints. But at the same time she’s not and she doesn’t quite understand it, and neither will you. Especially when her thoughts linger on his sexiness. You’ll be thinking WHAT?? Just like I did.
Nycholas is on the lam from his evil master. We don’t know a whole lot about our mysterious, scary yet somehow attractive Vesper. What we do know is that he has some secrets that he refuses to share. Oh the most intriguing part of this story is where the Vespers are from. I didn’t see it coming. Very very intriguing indeed. LOVED IT!
When Calli finds herself on the run with Nycholas, things start to get even more interesting, as she begins to gain back some of her memories. She continues to struggle with her fear and attraction to her captor. As things finally come to a head they are heartbreaking. I didn’t realize I was that invested until it happens. And the aftermath….WHOA!! That’s all I can say. Didn’t see that coming at all. Can I have book two please?
This was just what I needed, a nice, somewhat short break on all the ‘typical’ romance stories I’ve found myself reading recently. Very much looking forward to jumping in book two, Jaded Touch.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*