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Sunday, March 3, 2013

SOUL AVENGED (Sons of Wrath, #1)
By: Keri Lake
Release Date:  February 6, 2013
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy
ISBN:  978-0-9848517-3-7
Number of pages:  533

Passion is blind in vengeance and love  …
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest.  To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most.  She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice.  As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.

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Tell me if this has ever happened to you before… 

You’ve found a series that, let’s face it, wouldn’t be too far fetched to say you’re addicted to, teeming with sexy males that get your fangirl flags waving at full speed.  You cannot WAIT for Character X’s book because, yeah, you’re gonna be the chick whose finger hovers over the ‘Buy’ button the moment that baby releases. 

Oh this book is going to be so good....

In the meantime, and by some cruel act of fate, you stumble upon a cover reveal and catch a glimpse of what’s supposed to be X, staring back at you like a blind date gone bad.  Wait.  What?  No.  That’s not his book.  Must’ve gotten this one mixed up with one of the other characters in the story.


This is the first stage.

So you do a little investigating and find out this is the dude you’ve been pining over the last two books of the series.  You know, when the author snagged your affections and dragged you along her twisted path toward obsession.  How dare she …  And who the hell approved this cover fail?

Stage two:  Anger.

Oh heyall no.  You clear the imaginary cart on screen—the empty spot you’ve cushioned for X’s book amid a bunch of other male leads you could care less about.  Forget him.  Ruined.

Stage three:  Rebellion.

After a few days of stewing, while you stare at X on the cover, shaking your head at the betrayal, withdrawals begin to set in.  Damn, his story was supposed to be a good one too.  But like the stubborn reader you are, instead you pick up another book, forcing yourself through pages in hopes that spark might ignite once more. 

Oh c’mon, who are you kidding? 

Stage four:  Curiosity.

After trolling through Goodreads, torturing yourself with all the raving reviews by other brave souls who ventured into this disaster, your defenses begin to weaken.  “Okay.  I’ll give it a go.  But I’ll probably hate it.  In fact, I’m keeping JR Ward at hand in case I need a good comfort read afterward.”  Much as you push the emotions down and try to tuck them away, you can’t help but feel a little superficial about all of this.  Some loyal fan you are.

Stage five:  Guilt.

Damn the author for coaxing your emotions again, playing your imagination like cat with a ball of yarn.  Of course you’re immersed in the story.  You’ve rekindled your love for this character … and oddly enough, you only vaguely remember Mr. Wrong on the cover as you read along.  Sure, flashes of his face emerge every once in a while, batting you in the brow as a reminder of the epic cover fail your author tried to pull over on you.  But they’re fleeting and quickly forgotten as you read on.  It’s still the same ole’ sexy Mr. X stoking your flames of fancy as only he knows how.

And by the time it’s all said and done, you’ve successfully reached the final stage of dealing with a crappy cover model:


Because no matter what, great writing always wins in the end.


Keri Lake Bio:

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan.  She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story.  Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things.
When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel.  If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world.  And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.


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  1. Lol. If it is a series I love and follow, I do grumble about the horrible cover (Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh anyone?) but will have already pre-ordered it before the cover was revealed.
    So ignoring the cover, I start to read, be sure to put the book face down whenever I have to lay it to rest for a while.

  2. I love reading paranormal romance and I admit I love sexy covers. All creatures of the night appeal to me so I have a lot to be attracted to in the genre. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Thankfully I entered this world through Urban Fantasies with strong female leads so I don't tend to freak about covers as much. I did 'cover therapy' as a child when my Nancy Drews started changing too much from how I perceived her. LOL!

  4. Oh I can definitely say that covers play a huge part in my book buying, but if it is a series I am already vested in then I will still read it immediately. I just usually show it to my best friend who is usually waiting on the same book (or vice versa) and we grumble about the cover together LOL.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

    Sometimes if the story really blows my mind, I can be "swayed" into actually liking the crappy cover model. "I guess he's not THAT bad." Lol


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