Book Title: Invasion
Author: Mary E. Palmerin & Poppet
Start Read Date: 09/20/2016
End Read Date: 09/28/2016
My Rating: 5 Stars
Review Submitted By: Tina for Alpha Book Review
David Hearse doesn’t exist. He’s so high up the intel ladder that if our enemies knew what he knew we’d all be compromised. He protects the matriarch, code name the Queen. His code name is Bogeyman, the shadow without form, the one who fuels nightmares. When he finds himself in a living hell he becomes savage, uncovering a side to himself he suppressed.
Now homeless he’s living in a basement, but he’s a snoop. It’s his ingrained nature to spy, to uncover secrets, and he finds all of Carly’s scars and hidden traumas. She hides it behind a sunny smile and a spry walk, but she’s hurting. What she cannot anticipate is that the god at her door is living under her floor, and she’ll bleed for him. He is Carly’s nemesis, she just never knew it.
Some secrets are best disclosed in the final breath. True love, is sacrifice.
(ARC supplied for our honest review.)
Okay, I’ve thought about doing this review for almost two weeks and my anxiety level had been pretty elevated when I think about what kind of review to write that will do it justice.
This story is effed-up.
Let me explain. I should not have liked it so much. My co-reviewer could not get past the first 20%. She refused to go any further. I just laughed and said, “I told you so. “
So then I dove in. Hot as hell, sexy as sin, darkest of the dark alpha males that I have read in a while.
Well, I got to the part where my co-reviewer could go no further and I have to say it made me cringe, badly. I may have thrown-up in my mouth a little. You’ll know that part when you get to it. Going further into the story, I could not put it down. Well I had to because IRL happens. But I have to admit, my mind was always on the story and what jacked-up words were waiting for me to be read.
That’s how I know it’s a 5-star read – when the story is all I think about, what twists I get to witness next, and how can this book ever end in a good way.
p.s. Keep the stick figures off your car’s rear window.
p.s.s. Notice I didn’t tell you about the book? Read it for yourself and live it like I did.
Reviewer’s Note: Mostly male-pov, becomes alternating pov deep into the book.
Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)
How is the author’s writing? Great
Is there violence? Graphic Violence
Is there sexual content? Explicit sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Full of surprises
What best describes the mood? Dark
How would you describe the pace? Fast
How would you describe the characters? Complex
Mary E. Palmerin & Poppet
Mary E. Palmerin is an internationally bestselling author of The Monster Series and The Goodbye Man. She currently resides in Indiana with her husband and two small boys. She enjoys writing raw, taboo tales that strike various emotions in her readers. When she isn’t busy writing, she usually has her nose in a good book. Mary loves spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, art, tattoos, red wine, traveling, and anything that makes her laugh.
International bestselling author, Poppet writes romantic horror, romantic comedy, non-fiction, paranormal romance, and is currently published with Wild Wolf Publishing, Tirgearr Publishing, and Eibonvale Press.
Poppet was first published in Mobius Poetry Magazine, and then spent years writing natural health articles for The SA Journal of Natural Medicine and Renaissance Magazine, before turning her attention to writing fiction, seeing her reach the number 1 spot on Authonomy – run by Harper Collins. Interviewed by journalist David Kentner, Poppet gained exposure across North America with the release of her debut novel Darkroom. Previously published by Night Publishing, Endaxi Press, and Thorstruck Press, Poppet now has more than 50 titles to her credit.
Poppet turned to writing full time after becoming paralysed by Guillian Barré Syndrome. She still takes one day at a time, living a life where joy and peace are her main focus, leaving drama for her novels only.