The synopsis: ‘You got me back. You always said you would.’
Ash DeMorgan, graduate, orphan, ice maiden, has long since consigned the fairytale nightmares of a troubled childhood to the realm of fantastical childish imagination.
Now, lured back to Dublin, the scene of her tragic past, Ash encounters a city pulsing under the dangerous sexual influence of a new street drug the locals call Rave. Nothing is as it seems. Ash is about to discover that her nightmares are real, ancient Irish myths are larger than life and roaming the streets of the medieval city, and she has become the prey in their erotic hunt. A step back into her past is about to become a high adrenaline race for survival.
Connal Savage, outcast, assassin, and living, breathing hunk of ancient mythology, has lived a thousand years servicing a debt of revenge. Dead inside. Until he encounters his boss’s granddaughter, an infuriating woman who threatens to lead him to hell with all his good intentions, who manages to chip away at the hard encrusted defences of a lifetime spent at war and burrow herself deep into a part of him that hasn’t breathed for centuries. He is about to discover that when it comes down to the wire, when you’re bargaining with the Grim Reaper for the life of the one you love, you will do anything…
Becoming Red is a paranormal book that also features some great erotica. The interesting thing for me is that I’m not usually into the Weres and Wolves. This book has me rethinking that because the story these two authors have crafted is fresh and original. They use Celtic lore and give a whole new twist to vampires, werewolves and fae.
Connal instantly attracts me and holds my attention throughout the story. He’s sexy and mysterious, and I think I would’ve kept reading just for him alone, but I really enjoyed the story as well. The heroine is someone I liked right away too. Ash is independent and feisty. Together this couple are awesome. There’s a great deal of humor in how they react and communicate with each other that I absolutely loved. “Big Bad” and “Little Red” will take on a whole new meaning once you’ve read this book. There’s also some fast-paced action which is really a must for a great paranormal book, and the writing is very descriptive. Y’all know how much I love descriptive writing.
There’s a pretty torturous cliffhanger that had me asking the authors…”When is the 2nd book coming out?” I think Raven and Black have done a great job on their debut novel, and I look forward to reading the next book and more from this duo.
My rating for Becoming Red by Jess Raven and Paula Black:
4 Loved It Hearts
Coming up later today will be an awesome giveaway where you’ll have the chance to win a copy of this book.