Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review ~ To Mate an Assassin by Ceri Grenelle


Love is her enemy…until his beast sets her free.

Cymbeline Kendall’s life is quiet, solitary—until a letter appears in her P.O. box. Then she becomes an Incendiary, a human chosen at birth to be trained to strike like lightning to take out the most dangerous of the Werekind, then fade back into the shadows.

She is a weapon only to be used by the leader of North American shifters. But when she learns the Alphar was unseated three years ago, she sets out to find who’s been pulling her trigger.

Kerrick Masterson has borne the burden of leadership for only a short time, yet he already feels the Alphar power tempting his soul toward the insanity that destroyed his predecessor. He has no time for the woman who breaks into his compound claiming to be his Incendiary, but his beast insists he make the time—for his mate.

In one searing, soul-consuming breath, everything Cymbeline was taught to believe is ripped away. Yet the mystery of who’s been sending her orders remains…and finding the answer could lead to all-out war.

Warning: Contains an assassin who doesn’t tolerate those who hurt the weak, and a shifter leader determined to unlock his new mate’s repressed emotions—even if that puts his balls at risk. Explicit sex, violence, and references to abuse that could be rough on sensitive readers.

To Mate an Assassin

by Ceri Grenelle

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

Genres: Paranormal, Romance

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About the Author:

I've always had an active imagination. An imagination that usually took form in the way of zoning out in the middle of conversations. I eventually decided it was time to share my daydreaming with the world and began to put my musings on paper. It started with Harry Potter fanfiction and grew from there.

I am currently living it up in Northern California after a big move from New York City. And by living it up I mean staying home with my cats, obsessively watching episodes of my favorite TV shows, all of which are extremely geeky, and simultaneously reading the next book on my reading list. I do all this while trying not to pig out on unhealthy snacks. As you can tell, I lead a busy life.

My Thoughts:

If you like shifters, you will want to read this different spin on them.

Cymbeline is for lack of a better explanation, an assassin. she always believed that she would be alone and not have a mate. Imagine her surprise when Kerrick thinks that she is his.

I am not going to give too much away. I'll just say that this book was exciting. It had parts that affected me on all levels. I laughed, growled, got misty eyed, had steam coming from my ears, and flushed cheeks quite often.

There were plenty of steamy parts just how I like my paranormal romances. ;-)

It was written well, had a nicely moving pace, and an engrossing plot that kept me swiping my Kindle. 

I would definitely recommend this one and I will be waiting for the next book in this series.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I had an excellent time reading this one!

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  1. i do admit i'm really curious about this one, the blurb makes it quite tempting and your review just make me want to discover it more


    Does God approve of the dead communicating with the living?Does God approve of the living communicating with the dead? Does God sanction conversations with the dead through mediums? Does God give men the option of talking and petitioning the dead through prayer? Are dead saints aware of those who are alive? Can dead saints hear and answer prayers? The answer is no, no, no, no, no and no.

    1. Does God approve of the dead communicating with the living? No

    In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, or as some believe is a fact, instead of a parable, the rich man was denied that Lazarus could return to testify to his living brothers. God does not approve of the dead communicating with the living. (Luke 16:19-31)

    2. Does God approve of the living communicating with the dead? No.

    1 Samuel 28:7-20......15 Now Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul answered, "I am deeply distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God has departed from me and does not answer me anymore, neither by prophets nor by dreams. Therefore I called you, that you may reveal to me what I should do." .......(NKJV)

    A. Saul used a medium at Endor to bring Samuel up. That was a sin.
    B. Saul could not pray to Samuel to ask for advice. The dead cannot hear the living nor do they know what the living are doing. Saul could not pray and ask Samuel to intercede for him with God.

    3.Does God sanction conversations with the dead through mediums? No.

    Deuteronomy 18:9-12.......11"or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.12 "For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from from before you.(NKJV)

    Conversations with the dead through mediums is sinful.

    4. Does God give men the option of talking and petitioning the dead through prayer? Can dead saints hear and answer prayers? Are dead saints aware of the living? No, No, and No.

    Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know they are alive; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten. (NKJV)

    Job 14:21 10-21 But a man dies and is laid away; Indeed he breathes his last and where is he?....21 His sons come to honor and he does not know it;They are brought low, and he does not perceive it.(NKJV)

    The dead are not aware of the living. The dead are not Omniscient. The dead cannot answer prayer. The dead are not Omnipotent.

    Samuel could not hear Saul from the grave, he had to be brought up my a medium. Saul also had no power to answer prayers.

    Dead popes, the Virgin Mary, nor dead family members are aware of the living and even if they were, they have no power nor ability to grant or answer prayers. The only way to communicate with the dead is through mediums and that is a sin.

    Only the living can offer prayers for the living. Even then, the living have no power to answer prayers.

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  3. Gotta love the spammers... LOL This sounds great! Im always looking for a new take on shifters. Gonna go grab it. :)