Crimson Sunrise by Renee Rearden

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Crimson Sunrise by Renee ReardenCrimson Sunrise by Renee Rearden
on April 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 309
Format: eBook
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Saari Mitchell attends a Tueri conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to strengthen her bonds with Dhelis Guidry and Brogan Vincent-and see if they can make their three-sided relationship work. But when Saari and her vampire brother Mag's lives are threatened, her trip to paradise soon becomes a surreal fight for survival. Dhelis and Brogan's psychic abilities are no help in finding Saari. Desperate to save their mate, they call in favors from the psychic and preternatural community, but the information leads only to more questions. Is the threat against Saari personal or part of a larger plan that threatens every human and Tueri's existence?


Wow I liked this book so much better then the first!  I’m so happy to have had the chance to read it.

So we’re back in our love triangle fest between Saari, Dhelis, and Brogan.  Not only are they trying to sort themselves out with one another but they’re also dealing Dhelis’s psycho ex. Oh how I love the crazy ex’s.  They always, always, always make me happy for some reason.  I don’t know what it is.  They make me laugh and cringe and they’re all around ugly people in their heart.  And MOST of the time they get what’s coming to them in the end.  Life’s a bitch right?

The connection between the three of them that I was desperate for in Midnight Bleu finally came to fruition in this book.  Thank god I needed someone to have sex to break some of that awful tension up.  I don’t want to give too much away.  Lets just say I was thrilled with who she knocked boots with first!  I was happy that things weren’t contrived between all of them.  It felt like a real relationship and I have no clue what a relationship like that would entail but the author handled it perfectly for me.

I also liked the addition of new people.  Especially a certain vampire who I think will become extremely important in further books.  Please?  I’m begging you to make him more important. Oh and can you also write him a book for just himself?  I need to know his story and I really want him to fall in love.  Oh and for the record I’m not talking about Mag.  I think Ms. Rearden knows who I’m talking about.

Okay now for something funny.  I’ve read a ton of books.  And to be perfectly honest a lot have been smut. Yes I’m a dirty girl lol.  I often smile at the words used for female genitalia.  I won’t list them all because you know what they are.  This book though…omg I spit my drink out when I read the word used.  I told my husband and cracked up too so it wasn’t just me.  I’m so sorry to be laughing at a sexy part but Ms. Rearden, I’m begging you to pick another word! Ok ready for it?  Are you sure? Here you go…


Yep you read that right the word is nubbin. Say it out loud I dare you not to laugh. So and so pressed his thumb to my nubbin and I immediately flew apart.  Hahahahahahaha too funny.

So there were a few oh no’s in the book in regards to writing. Vess tells Saari that he was put out to sea April 15, 1932. But she describes his clothes as Victorian.  Oh and these sentences got my attention:

Brogan and I’ll wait out here for you.

 I’ll?  No that doesn’t work.

Tueri business has comes first.

Overall I really enjoyed this book.  I’m very much looking forward to future installments!



About Renee Rearden

As a free-spirited Gemini, my creative side dominates my spare time. Whether I’m gardening, cooking, cross stitching, or even exercising, my mind is always immersed in imaginative escapism.

Writing paranormal romance and urban fantasy allows me to share the intriguing worlds I dream up with readers, filling their minds with non-stop action, nail-biting conflict, and the scintillating attraction between the people that live in my head.

Renee lives in the Pacific Northwest where she works as a Court Reporter. In addition to her day job, life as a wife, mother of four daughters, and grandmother to the most amazing little guys on the planet keeps her plenty busy…most of the time.

2007 Golden Rose winner in the paranormal category

2007 Stella Cameron Scarlet Boa winner

2010 National Readers’ Choice Best Paranormal Book Finalist

2010 National Readers’ Choice Best First Book Finalist

2011 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Paranormal Finalist


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