If you do not know this lovely lady, let me introduce you to Stephanie Hudson. She is the author of The Afterlife Saga. What an amazing adult series! (I will repeat that this is an adult series. Please don’t go out and buy this for your twelve year old because they will have no idea what half of the stuff going on in that book is.)
I am only going to review the first four books that she has published. I say this because I have read ” The Pentagram Child, Part One” and have started part two BUT, they should be reviewed together because this lady will leave you breathless. If you are anything like me, then waiting for the next book is agony! I promise if you read part one and don’t hear anything about part two ugh, you will rack your brain until you buy her second part. Buy them together, enjoy them together. You deserve it!
So when I say that this is an amazing author, I truly mean it. I was blown away by Stephanie and her style!. The reason why I say this is because I don’t usually read books that have adult content in them. If you want hot paranormal beings crossed with “50 Shades of Grey” then she is the one for you! Her characters are very, very well developed. There are minimal typos in this book (not that I let that stop me) You can’t find gold without getting your pickaxe out and digging for it! I must say that this author is gold. So let’s get a kick off with her first book shall we?
This book drew me in without knowing what was happening and left me wanting more of the intense action! Usually though I will say that I am not drawn to love stories. The story between Dominic Draven and Kira Johnson is fantastic. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if she really just did an amazing job twisting this love story together? But she did, and the side characters that she developed, geez, if I could have a huge crush on a fictional character it would be Dominic Draven’s heart throb brother Vincent. (I don’t usually dig blonds but for some reason his character really spoke to me)
Now what is funny with each review that I do I dig back into the book and make sure that I try and get as close to content as I can. How rude to write a positive review on someone and NOT get their story straight. Right? So I’m skimming the pages of this book and the next thing I know it’s one in the morning, my eyes are blood shot, and I have to get up at six to get my 8yr old to school….purple bags and all!
This is what I love about her stories though, I was sucked right back in even though I have read this story before. What I will say is, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be this one. There is so much excitement, lust, anger, danger, and anything else you can think of when you have a untouchable love. WOW, what a book!!!
Now let us move onto
Here we go! Now before I go any farther. If you have not read any books that I have on here, please don’t ask for cheater, spoilers, etc. I just can’t do it. If you read it and want to come back and have a chat about it, I’m your girl!
The Two Kings is a great story, it has a great introduction into a bad boy you will love to hate to love. Did that make sense? It doesn’t yet. But it will much later I promise.
There is so much struggle in this chapter of Dominic and Kira’s love story! And it truly starts off with a bang! If you don’t want your stomach in your throat with the suspense that leaves you shaking while you’re reading these pages…..turn around, right now! This leads us to….
This book is one that I almost through out my window with pure frustration at the story. How can it be that good and piss me off so bad? Isn’t that what good writers do?
So let’s see where our dear Kira has been lead to, because in this story Stephanie introduces us to my absolutely favorite energetic Pip. I love her. Through the longing of this story and the heartbreak you grow to love this story. Now at the beginning I was without a doubt furious as to what was happening with Kira. I’m pretty sure the thing I said was, ” You can’t flippin do that to her, ugh! Why? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?” I set my reader down and I left it alone for twenty minutes. Then I would come back and read another page and repeat the same thing over. Then as I progressed sss…lllll….oooo….wwww….llll…..yyy through the story, I got back to the point where I could not put it down. Even though I was pissed at the character progression, when I stuck with the story I got to the point that it made sense to me. I thought to myself, “You clever girl! I see what you did there! I really like it. Thanks for dropping my heart through my feet and picking it back up!”. Then we get to the end and there is absolute heartbreak. I cried my eyes out.
My husband had come home from work, my eyes are bright red. I’m to the point I’m almost hyperventilating. This brings us to this point in the series where we’re looking at the
This is where I want to introduce you to the Sigurd. What a bad boy why really helps the story along. Even though I was utterly devastated after “The Triple Goddess”. This story was outstanding and still full of suspense, humor and the longing of what happens when you loose someone you love more than yourself. Sometimes Authors loose what they are writing about and the stories get boring. Not here, not one bit. She takes us back through our favorite characters, keeps us pulled into the story, longing to get to the end, just to find out what it is we are longing to hear. Do we get that though? Maybe? Maybe not? If you love paranormal stories please do yourself a favor and pick these books up. You will not be disappointed in the least bit.
Stephanie I would like to extend to you a
good reads scale of 5 stars out of 5!
Your work will be kept in my library for a very long time!
Now that leaves us wanting again doesn’t it?
That leaves us with these two books, I promise I will circle around to these two after I finish part two. Before I do, go back to Afterlife, pick it up and fall in love with this English author.
Now if this story doesn’t fit your taste please remember that it is your opinion and others may not agree with you. Please move onto the next author that may fit the bill. Have a great read!
Stephanie Hudson’s photo was downloaded off of
https://www.facebook.com/AfterlifeSaga . If you are looking for others who really love her writing, this is the place to start!
All photos of books were downloaded on Amazon
Now to including the Barnes & Noble link!