Vanquished (The Blood Trail Chronicles #2) by Tara Brown

Book Description

March 21, 2015
In the port city of a neighbouring kingdom, an assassin moves through the streets, killing people of importance.
He is said to wear a red cloak and fight with skills only ever seen in the Southern Isles.
But unbeknownst to the whispers in the alleys, he is a she, and she is on a path headed for home.
She used to dream of freedom.
She used to dream of a simple life.
Now all she dreams about is the blood trail she has carved, leading back to her burnt out castle.
Revenge is the business of hate, and where it is taking Amillia Morgentstein is a dark place where even love can’t save her.
Because love is a thing of the past for her and vengeance is all she can see.
How far would you let yourself go to save everyone but yourself?Mature Readers Recommended

Review –
 First of all, I really don’t understand the need for the “Mature Readers” warning.  I haven’t found anything that would warrant that. If any one else reads this series let me know what you think.
Millia is fated to be the queen of the seven kingdoms and unite all the peoples, but she really does want to do that.  Grayson is the one she loves and can not have. Neither can she have Maddox.  
If you thought she killed  a lot of people in Vengeance, it was nothing to the killing spree she goes on in this installment of The Blood Trail Chronicles.
I thought this was the end of the series but when I got to the end I discovered there is another book which hasn’t been published yet, so that means it will be a years or so before I read it.
While this book was good, i enjoyed the first one better.
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Storm Redemption (Storm Damages #3) by Magda Alexander

Book Description

June 9, 2014
A Woman Torn . . .
Elizabeth’s rocky marriage to the volatile Gabriel Storm suffers a mortal blow when she walks out on him. But her love for her son and her husband draw her back. While fighting for a marriage on the rocks, she struggles to make him understand her need for a career. But it’s her unruly heart she fears most of all for it craves his every touch, his intoxicating taste, his hard pounding body. Will she stay and give up on her dream or walk away one last time?A Proud Man . . .
Gabriel will do anything to save his marriage to the captivating Elizabeth. But when she goes to work with a hated rival, his proud heart won’t accept her need for a career. And when a threat surfaces once more, he must carve a delicate path between protecting her and giving Elizabeth the freedom she craves. But it’s only when he confronts his own demons that he discovers what’s truly keeping them apart. Will he change in time or lose her forever?

Review –
Gabriel thinks Elizabeth has kidnapped the son, Andrew, but she didn’t.  (Leave it to Gabe to jump to conclusions again)  
There is a LOT of arguing and loud yelling going on in this book and at one point Gabriel physically hurts himself when in anger he destroys his dressing room.
Elizabeth wants to work for his competitor and long known enemy and he sees red. He decides to see a shrink and sees the error of hs ways and lets her go to work.  She is bullied by an old co-worker and she starts taking marital arts lessons.
On a date night to the theater there is a murder attempt on their lives and a body-guard takes the hit. It’s discovered so set the fire(they find his body in one of the tunnels) and that the old co-worker is the sniper.  Gabe sends Elizabeth and Andrew to NY for safety but Brian follows and attempts to kill Andrew and Elizabeth but he is shot dead by Marisol, an ex-CIA operative working in the Storm hone.
By the end of the book Gabe and Elizabeth have come to a compromise and all is well until an early morning phone call informing him and Jake and Bri(his sister) are missing in Brazil and that a category five hurricane is head their way.
Looking forward to the next installment.
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Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFever

Book Description

April 3, 2012

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Review –

This was a free digital book and when I started it I had so many other books ( paper, digital and audio) going that I didn’t give my full attention to it.  But as my other readings and listenings dwindled I devoted more time to this book and found I rather liked it. I don’t know if I’ll seek out the others in the series but it’s a possibility. It was an interesting story with unique characters and had good descriptive passages.

November 24, 2014   I’ve decided that I WILL continue with this series in the New Year.

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Dead Eye (Court Gentry/The Gray Man #4) by Mark Greaney

Book Description

December 3, 2013
Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows—to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before.A killer who is just like him.
Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry. But now, Whitlock is a free agent who has been directed to terminate his fellow student of death. He knows how his target thinks, how he moves, and how he kills. And he knows the best way to do the job is to make Gentry run for his life—right up until the moment Dead Eye finally ends it…
Review –

I have only experienced one other book in The Gray Man Series, THE  GRAY MAN, which was the first in the series. I really enjoyed it and made a metal note to read or listen to others in the series.  That being said , I had the opportunity to purchase DEAD EYE  for an excellent price, not realizing that it is the most current in the series.  I could tell my listening to this one that a lot had happened between the first and last books but I was still able to enjoy it as a stand alone book. I normally do not read political, assassin type adventures but the narrator of these books is so good that it made the subject all the better.  

The author writes so much action and detail into these books it make me glad I didn’t have to do the research or write it myself. I’m so looking forward to the next in the series but I’m sure it will next year at least. Oh well, I may have to go back and check out the two books that I missed. A girl can only go with some political action adventure so long.

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Cast In Moonlight by Michelle Sagara

Product Description

Barely a teenager, Kaylin Neya is a thief, a fugitive and an attempted assassin. She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra – if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks! From the newly added Chronicles of Elantra series.”

 

Review –

This was a FREE novella offered on Audible.com so of course I gave it a try but not having read any of the prior books in the series I was lost and this type of fantsy isn’t my up of tea, I really didn’t enjoy it. But that’s just me.