Friday, September 19, 2014

Madness by Jas T. Ward (Shadow-Keepers #1)

by Jas T. Ward

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Shadow-Keepers - Book 1
Publication Date: December 4, 2013
Publisher: Dead Bound Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780989273824
Genre: Urban Fantasy \ Adults
Print Length: 452 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A Darkly Sweet, Twisted Retelling of The Beauty and the Beast. 

A night could change everything.
Consume a cold heart in heat…
Open a heart that has been closed…
Intertwine two lives for a lifetime…and beyond.

The only thing Reno Sundown has ever known is pain. How to take it and how to use it. He was created that way and once his purpose was done, he was locked away. Never had he known good, laughter, love until he met her.

Emma Devenmore has always focused on one thing, family. The eldest of her sisters, she has made life centered on protection. Protecting her family and doing her job of protecting others. A love story was never in her plans, until she met him.

By chance, their paths cross and both were forever changed. A Beauty left yearning for a Beast, who had opened her up to something she had never dreamed of.

A Beast left wanting for a Beauty, who had unlocked emotions he never knew possible, and never was supposed to know existed.

Once paths are crossed, can they ever be uncrossed? Once they are crossed, are they destined to grow together? Or can they only be consumed by complete Madness?

Madness (Shadow-Keepers, #1)My Review
Madness by Jas T. Ward

How can a lethal killing machine also be a warm, frightened and lonely man who craves the love of only one woman who never knew he existed? Tighten your seatbelt, grab some tissues and prepare for the talent that is Jas T. Ward in her series opener,Madness. You may never look at the myths of gods and goddesses the same again as they manipulate the strings of their human puppets while toying with the denizens of heaven and hell.

Who is Reno Sundown? Is he the Beast to Emma’s Beauty? Is this another tale of forbidden love that even the gods cannot deny? Lies, secrets, heartbreak and joy, more lies, new discoveries and a little more deceit, and that is only the tip of the iceberg for Reno and Emma. They share a past that only Reno and the gods know about, but they share something else that makes their love even more bittersweet as jealousy, hatred and a past long left behind comes back to haunt Reno. Its no wonder the rage that builds within him makes him the perfect warrior and killing machine in the Grid. Yet again, like Russian nesting dolls, opening one up leads to more questions and more revelations that have even the gods in shock.

You will cry, you will want to avenge Reno’s pain. What happens to this broken man is pure hell as he must run from the only good thing in his life, Emma, and the sense of family and belonging she gave him. I sat with my heart in my throat, afraid to breathe at times. And my anger? The only thing that stopped me from literally jumping through my Kindle screen to bash some evil heads together was its out of warranty. Yeah, it’s that good.

Jas T. Ward has a style of her own. A little twisted, very fresh and like a man shot out of a cannon, she rockets her readers right into her world, into her story and into the heart of the action. With no timid strokes on her canvas, Ms. Ward may become the new standard to beat in the paranormal romantic intrigue genre. The detail to each scene, the sights, the sounds, the smells of sweat and fear, it’s all here, page after page as her desperate lovers struggle against a world that just won’t let them be. With an original flavor to tantalize the masses, Jas T. Ward has a hit series on her hands, for sure!

I received this copy from Jas T. Ward in exchange for my honest review.

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