Series: Feral Warriors #1
Published by Avon on June 30, 2009
Genres: PNR, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Source: Avon Addicts, Purchased
They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .
Kara MacAllister's quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one—the key to his survival.
Spiriting her away into the rain-soaked night, Lyon reveals a truth Kara can barely credit. She's immortal, and the only one who can save his race. And deep within her, he arouses a fierce, primal hunger beyond anything she's ever imagined.
But only when their lives are threatened by an ancient evil will Kara and Lyon realize they have found a love they would risk their immortal souls to claim . . . and a powerful desire that could never, ever be tamed.
And he begins to wonder if the woman who's stolen his heart is destined to be his salvation...or his doom.
I read this book a few years ago, so when Avon offered me the chance to review the whole series, I thought I’d start by posting the first 3 reviews that I did a while ago. This is a great kick-start to a series that I’d say straddles the PNR/UF line pretty well, so if you prefer your PNR darker and grittier, this might be a great series for you.
Wow, this was a surprisingly good and quick read! I wasn’t really expecting much from it, but it was a new take on Shifters, and their power source (the Earth, but through a conduit. Her name is Kara). Every time a Radiant One dies, a new one is marked to take her place, but Kara was raised human, and has no clue what the mark on her breast that just appeared is. She is the only one in the whole world who can tap into the power of the Earth for the Therian race. The Feral Warriors (9 total, one representing each Shifter’s race) search her out and basically kidnap her.
Too bad for them she’s wily. She jumps out of the car and takes off.
Once Lyon, the Feral chief, catches her again and convinces her to come with him, the two feel the unmistakable pull of desire. But Kara is then mated to another…Vhyper…but it feels WRONG, Kara knows it and Lyon feels it but is in denial. They fight (or don’t fight in Kara’s case) the desire, but meanwhile some plot twists take place that have the reader(me) almost dropping the book in shock…Kara is then believed to be Mage (the enemy), and she runs into the woods…ahh but Lyon finds her, and being Mage, she can’t be the Radiant one, so the mating was null, therefore they can finally have sex!!! But then confusion and magic and bad guys ensue. The next couple plot twists blindsided me, but in a good way, and I was very pleasantly surprised with this book!