Rating: 4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.
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Evie Carter has faced trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things can’t get any worse, her doctor delivers the news that it’s finally time to make a life or death decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level. She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.
This story has a very sad beginning and seems more commonplace than it used to be. It’s a great incentive to make a donation to a children’s charity. Evie Carter certainly is a great advocate for making a donation to St. Jude’s.
A child, teen, or young adult should have a chance to grow up and experience life and love. Evie gives a voice for those that feel the same. I won’t lie, the beginning is hard to read – so depending on how sensitive you are, keep some tissue handy. This is especially hard if you know someone who is going through something similar.
Just when you think this is going to be one of those stories with no happy ending (and only you can decide if it is a happy one or not), Evie has a life-changing event. It certainly puts a twist on alternative treatments. If you love shows like The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; you just may enjoy this first book in the Damaged Series.
This is a story that makes you think. You will still enjoy the tale that this author has woven but in the back of your mind, you have to wonder if any of this is actually possible. Are there people of authority that we are brought up to trust that are actually breaking that trust by trying to play God. And then there are secondary characters that you will have to decide if they are good or walking on the side of evil. All I’ll tell you about the Epilogue is that it gets you ready for book two (I think) of the series titled Deceived. I know that I’m looking forward to it.
Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas.
Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?
Photographer: Kruse Photography
Cover Model: Alfie Gordillo
Cover Designer: The Final Wrap
Abandoned & Broken
Left alone to raise a family, widower Darcy Kyle’s life has spiraled out of control. When secrets about her husband’s past emerge, Darcy is forced to confront the fact her husband’s fatal accident may, in fact, have been deliberate. Forced to sell her soul to the Devil himself, Darcy must uncover the truth of her husband’s accident…before it’s too late.
Betrayed & Bitter
Cast into Hell, Raze has given his life as President of the Heaven’s Rejects MC, but what good is it when he can’t protect the people he cares about? His brother’s death, his wife’s betrayal… it’s too much for a mere mortal to handle. Luckily for Raze, he is the ruler of this Hell on Earth. But even the Devil has a weakness, and when Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business he finds himself questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory.
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Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.