Sunday, November 25, 2012

Marked for Vengeance by S.J. Pierce guest review

Marked for Vengeance (Alyx Rayer Chronicles, #1)

Alyx Rayer’s existence in Atlanta, the eternally bustling capital of Georgia, is one of routine and blending in among the worker bees. But her ‘normal’ life is actually a façade for a higher calling; she's a three hundred year old soul, encased in a human vessel and sent from the darkness between heaven and Earth to capture her Marked when summoned by her superiors.

During the initial, routine stake-out of her Marked, a dream prophet named Isaac Walsh, Alyx is thrown for an emotional loop when his allure captivates her heart from two rooftops away. The event marks the very instance when her sense of what’s right and what’s wrong is brutally challenged as her contact with him is strictly forbidden.

While already trapped between honor and desire, her emotional struggles are further challenged by a man in a black suit who continually pops up when she least expects it, his presence evoking a strange response from the scar she was branded with at birth. The scar tingles like a warning beacon, alerting her that something is amiss. Because her superiors never told her what this would mean, or much of anything except what to do when they summon, she can only conclude to try and keep her sanity, and her life, from completely shattering to pieces.

This engaging first book of the series is a Paranormal Romance novel interlaced with twists, turns, and thrilling suspense that is sure to satisfy readers of any genre.

May not be suitable for YA

S.J. Pierce
About this authorS.J. Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy novels as an indie author. Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex story telling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her only publishing credit to date was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to ‘life happens’, but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self. “The most important story you will ever write is your own.” ~ Bev Davis, Columnist 

Alyx is a being sent to earth to protect her Marked. This is her third and final time to exist on earth to keep her Marked, from this life, safe. 
Alyx's job is to blend in and act like everyone else. Have a job, go out with friends, and just be a human. She's never supposed to make contact with her Marked. She is there solely to watch over him. But fate has other plans.
Something inside her is drawn to him, to Issac, her Marked. She doesnt know what it is but she is willing to take the risk every chance she gets to see him. On a roof top a few buildings away from Issac she watches and slowly falls for the one man she can never have.
One day while out to lunch with her boss and a friend, she officially meets Issac. Face to face and her resolve to not make eye contact flitters out the door. She is so taken by him but doesnt want to show anyone her inner turmoil. 

Issac knows this woman. He's so sure of it. Her face, he's seen her before and asks her while serving them their lunch. Alyx evades his question and soon he walks off wondering how he knows this attractive woman. 
And this is a first for him. In the five years since he's lost his wife, he's never felt this way about anyone. This instant spark has him intrigued. But unknowing situations have put a damper on his new found interest. Things are not what they seem and people arent who they seem either. 

There is a greater fight and man kind is in trouble and the ones protecting the Marked have secrets. Secrets that may destroy those that are precious. 

This book is your typical first book in a series. Lots of details to understand whats to come. I hope in the next book I will be able to connect better with the characters. 

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