Dark Harmony by Laura Thalassa

35223072There are worse things than death. Things that lurk in the shadows and slip into your dreams. Things that have no business existing. Things that once slept … but have now awoken.

For Callypso Lillis, the fae magic that now runs through her veins is equal parts curse and good fortune. For the very thing that bonds her to Desmond Flynn, the King of the Night, also makes her vulnerable to the Thief of Souls, a man who wants to break the world … and Callie along with it.

But it’s not just the Thief whose shadow looms over the Otherworld. Des’s father is back from the dead, and he wants revenge on the son who sent him to the grave in the first place.

Des and Callie must figure out how to stop both men, and time is running out. Because there are forces at play working to tear the lovers apart once and for all … and unfortunately for them, death is no longer the worst thing to fear.

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3 Stars

The Thief of Souls is still wreaking havoc on all the kingdoms. Then he comes knocking the door of the night. The only difference is, they answer. Callie is learning her ways around being a siren. She is also learning more and more about Des. They go on an adventure to the tomb of Des’s dad – he’s not there. So they must find him, because he is the key! Or is he? Secrets come out. Des knows more than he is letting on and Callie must summons all her strengths to win. Can she do it? Will the Thief of Souls win, taking Callie as his bride to be?

The plot just wasn’t there for me like the other books. This was more sexy and steamy – HELLO! But the plot and how things lined up, just fell apart for me. I did enjoy the book, but I felt like it could have benefited from a stronger Ahha moment. Does that make sense? We all know in the end that Callie is the one who destroys it all, but I wanted more of an explosion, metamorphosis of her character. She’s come such a long way, I was hoping that the Siren would be present more often, not just in sex and anger. But that’s me.

Overall good series.

 

The Emperor of Evening Stars by Laura Thalassa

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In the beginning, there was darkness. 
Before he met Callie, before he became the Bargainer, there was Desmond Flynn, the bastard son of a scribe. A boy born to a weak mother, cursed with little magic, and destined to marry a slave.

But fate had something else in mind.

Till darkness dies. 
From the barren caves of Arestys to the palace of Somnia to the streets of earth, this is how Desmond Flynn, a fairy who began with nothing, became the Emperor of Evening Stars.

 

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And this is how Des becomes the King.

All his life he hid. His mom hid him, he hid his magic, he hid. Living in the shadows. No wonder he is the King of Darkness. The shadows are part of him, they are his soul. When he destroys those who seek to destroy him, he goes into the shadows again. This time to find himself. This time to find himself, put the puzzle pieces back together before ascending. Des takes his time, then learns of his mate. A slave. A human slave. This can not be true. He is King. King’s do NOT have slave soulmates.

His search for her is futile. Until she finds him. Calling to him for a deed she can’t undo nor would she want too. A deed a long time coming. Friendship, trust, and love. She binds herself to him, but in doing so, pushes him away for years. When he does come back, is she ready for him? Is she ready for what their life will be like?

Ready or not here come Des.

I love this backstory of Des. Seeing him at his lowest and building himself up. He went through so much, you feel his pain, his heartache. Is so sad. The love story between him and Callie, is sad too. He’s fighting everything that he is and wants to protect her and not scare her off. Taking it slow is killing him, but it’s what she needs. He’s doing the thinking for both of them and it’s back firing to all hell.

The Bargainer by Laura Thalassa

32731881Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

 

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4 STARS

I’m apparently on a Laura Thalassa kick!

Callie is a siren. She is a myth, a legend, and a rarity. As a child, she managed to get into some trouble which required help from The Bargainer. Callie didn’t know what she was getting herself into and after each request for help, she was left with a black bead on a bracelet, that now as an adult takes up most of her arm. As suddenly as The Bargainer came into her life, he leaves for 7 years. Now he is back with a vengeance. This time he’s isn’t back down from what he wants and that is Callie.

The Bargainer isn’t all that he seems. He is so much more. After 7 years away from Callie he is back and is claiming repayment for his generosity. His kingdom is under attack and he needs Callie’s help. Only she can glamour the human’s and pull the answers they need out of them. As they work together, it becomes obvious that the 7 years apart did nothing to pull them apart. It actually made them grow closer.

I loved this story, I was swept in and pulled under the darkness of this book. The Bargainer is an amazing character and so is Callypso. I wanted to know more about the werewolf, Callie’s boyfriend. I feel like he was added for a reason and hopefully will come back. The only issue I had was the end and how rush it felt. The climax came and then boom gone. Overall I did enjoy the story and loved the world created and the characters in the world. I felt like I was in the Kingdom of Night with them, looking around at things, talking to people. Yeah I was there.

FYI – I will be finishing this series!  I already started book #2 – A Strange Hymn

Happy Reading!

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

41831210They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

 

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5 Stars

I picked up this book on Friday and all weekend I shirked all responsibilities to read about Pestilence!! I wasn’t sure what to expect. The story that I received was amazing.

Pestilence the Conquerer. He brings plague and infection to the human race. God has unleashed him to rain down on people because they have gone rogue. Nothing the human’s do surprise him. Even when they try to kill him. What they don’t seem to understand is that he is immortal. Try as they might he returns with a vengeance. Then he meets Sara.

Sara drew the short straw, staying behind to end the Horseman. It doesn’t go well and he takes her hostage. He shows her misery, death, and suffering. What she shows him is compassion and love. Her initial hate of Pestilence slips away and she begins to regard him in a different light.

Their adventure across Canada and down the west coast of America is quick paced. You learn about Pestilence and Sara and how their relationship changes. How they become to rely on each other. It’s an amazing story and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series; War!

Ms. Thalassa writes a spectacular book. Pestilence and Sara are both amazing characters. Sometimes Pestilence would be high and mighty since he is Pestilence the Conquerer. Sara could be you or me. I love how she was written, minimal details, but a powerful voice. Sara turns into the conquerer. I was rooting for Sara and Pestilence.

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