The Three Fates of Ryan Love is the second in Erin Quinn’s series about the Beyond. When a mysterious woman shows up outside Ryan’s bar with a warning that he’s about to die in an explosion if he doesn’t flee with her, he ends up running despite his doubts. As the two navigate their attraction for each other and the fate that faces them, they must decide how much to trust each other.
This book has a unique paranormal world filled with demons, goddesses, reapers, seers and more. Despite reading this book prior to reading the first book (The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love) in the series, I was able to fill in the gaps enough to follow the story and understand the world. The attraction between Ryan and Sabelle sizzles and the sex scenes are well-written to move the story forward and not just tantalize.
The story felt a little unbalanced to me. The first half spent a lot more time focused on Ryan and Sabelle’s growing relationship, but I didn’t feel like that much actually happened. There was a lot of soul searching and back story, and I just didn’t feel all that engaged by the looming danger in the story (as I did in the first book, which I went back and read directly after finishing this one). This could have been partly due to not having read the first book and therefore not having as complete a view of the world. The action in the last half of the book kept me riveted, though. I also thought that the “three fates” in this book weren’t as integral to the plot as the “five deaths” were in book one.
Perhaps obviously since I picked up the first book, I enjoyed this book. I give it four cat kisses. And as a bonus, I’d give the first book 4.5 cat kisses. Oh, and I love the titles!
Will love be their salvation . . .
When Ryan Love discovers the mysterious Sabelle alone and terrified in his parking lot, he has no idea that helping the beautiful woman will be tempting fate. She says she’s an oracle from the Beyond, which seems crazy. But within moments of meeting her, Ryan’s entire life goes up in flames. He doesn’t know what to believe, but one thing is clear—now both their lives are in danger.
. . . or their downfall?
For years, Sabelle has guided Ryan’s fate. But by breaking the rules to save his life, she sets off a chain reaction with deadly consequences. Now she’s hunted by her enemy, her future and her heart in Ryan’s hands. In the dangerous race to restore order, Ryan discovers he cannot live without Sabelle, his seductive and devoted prophet. But can he protect her from the dark forces closing in—or will he die trying?
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Erin Quinn writes dark paranormal romance for the thinking reader. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in numerous awards. Go to www.erinquinnbooks.com for more information. Look for The Three Fates of Ryan Love in January 2015 from Pocket Books.
It’s here: To Growl or to Groan, Hidden Lines book two! The sequel to To Hiss or to Kiss.
Her gift could save a missing girl…or destroy her relationship forever.
After receiving a troubling Tarot reading, Chloe just knows something big and bad is about to happen. Her ability to communicate with animals and shape-shifters is going awry, and her growing psychic abilities are beginning to scare her. Despite her unease, she won’t let anything interrupt her trip to Scotland to spend the holidays with her shape-shifter boyfriend’s family. Jorge is everything she’s always wanted, and the fire between Chloe and the passionate panther-shifter burns hot. But meeting his family has her nerves in knots.
When Jorge’s sister goes missing, Chloe’s psychic abilities might be the only thing that can help them find her. But things don’t go as planned, and with confusing psychic visions clouding her judgment, Chloe makes a mistake and an animal is injured. And Chloe fears she might hurt Jorge as well…
Today another sample from the soon to be released To Growl or to Groan. Chloe can telepathically communicate with animals and shape-shifters, but her ability has been going a little haywire. This snippet is one of her first clues that she’s losing control.
I have never been to Scotland and wonder at how vivid this dream is. I no sooner think that than the feeling that I am seeing this through Jorge’s senses overwhelms me.
For a moment, I relish the familiarity with the scene–I know that a few steps to the right and we’ll be at the path to an old barn. And then we are walking, but it is as though I am inside Jorge’s body, traveling with him. I no longer see my footprints on the ground as we approach the barn, can no longer feel the warmth of Jorge’s hand holding mine.
I blink and I am once again standing next to Jorge. He looks at me with a stunned expression.
“Chloe? What are you doing in my dream?”
Also, my publisher is giving away a copy of my first novel, To Hiss or to Kiss, in honor of Frugal Fun Day, which is the first Saturday in October. Want to find out what kind of frugal fun Chloe and Jorge have? Click here and leave a comment on Etopia’s Facebook post.
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