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Apr 7

The Beckoning of BadAss Things (Beckoning #3) by Calinda B.


(Off Goodreads)

Choices, choices…should Marissa Engles choose the Night Numen, her soul bound deadly lover who walks among demons and commands the darkness, or the Stealth Numen, the trained assassin who slips between her world and the Shadowlands? They’re yummy lovers and alpha males, the baddest of the bad. She shares a potent, psychic, mind to mind connection with the Night Numen. The Stealth Numen makes her feel like a teenager. So they could just as easily kill her in a heartbeat? They both love her, right? These are the thoughts that occupy her waking hours. 

Meanwhile, she’s training to go on a deadly, suspense-filled, dangerous journey in a place where Earth rules don’t apply. She needs to find the three sisters who forged her sword, and retrieve a piece of her soul. No-one has lived to tell about. She’s extremely powerful but still hasn’t attained mastery of her skills. She hopes she’ll be able to pull it together when it counts. 

Just when she thinks she’s made progress, another alpha male drops into her world, challenging her assumptions about love. Will she make the right choice? And what about the ruthless sorcerer who wants to thwart her at every turn? Suspense, mystery, challenges, sizzling encounters and endless opportunities are ahead when Marissa faces The Beckoning of BadAss Things.

My Review:

The third book in the Beckoning series is a thrilling romance that keeps the reader shivering in anticipation.  Marissa is still trying to master her skills and still hasn’t decided between her two men. Now she must head out on a dangerous journey to find pieces of her missing soul and to top that off another alpha male has joined them and she has three men to choose from.  Will she make the right choice and what about the sorcerer who seems determined to thwart her every move?

This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense, challenges and romance.  The author describes the scenes and events with well written words that inspire vivid images and capture the imagination, she keeps the reader guessing with lots of surprising twists and strong compelling characters that are easily understood and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning. Anticipation builds throughout the story as danger escalates and it get closer to time for Marissa to make her choice.

Marissa is attracted and in love with three very alpha males, each dangerous with powerful abilities and they take care of different needs for her.  The chemistry explodes off the pages with red hot passion and the frequent sex scenes scorch the reader with fiery intensity.  The reader can’t help but get caught up in Marissa’s story as it inspires lots of curiosity, suspense and drama.  What woman wouldn’t want powerful abilities and three men to choose from?

The author has created a fascinating world with lots of unique elements that keep things interesting and the charismatic characters have the reader wanting to know more.  I highly recommend that the series be read in order to fully appreciate Marissa’s story and how things progressed to the present book.  I was completely engrossed in the book from beginning to end and couldn’t put it down and I love where Marissa’s romantic life is at.



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Amazon Digital Services, April 16, 2014, 249 pages, available in ebook

About Calinda B:

(Off author’s site)

Calinda B was told early on that she should be a writer. She heard frequent praise for her writing, as well as her sense of humor. Scoffing at such admonitions and praise, she went on to pursue her life of adventure, chock full of the things that make up a well-rounded adventurous life: music (yup, she was a singer in a rock and roll band), dance (even performed hip hop in Russia), rock climbing (ever hung from a rock wall a few stories up? Yikes!), fire walking (taught high-ranking Moscow fire officials how to walk the coals), kayaking, scuba diving (she's in love with sharks), travel, and falling in love again and again.

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