An Unhuman Journey by Candace Blevins #review #fantasy

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There’s a war brewing between good and evil, and the chess pieces are being set…

Aaron has gone missing, and Mordecai has taken over Kirsten’s training. She’s learning by leaps and bounds under the god-of-old’s not-so-gentle tutelage, but with Nathan in charge of Drake Security during The Dragon King’s unplanned absence, everything is upside down.

 The evil Celrau vampires were banned from creating new offspring, but they’ve bargained for permission to do so in the Underworld, where the Concilio has no authority. As part of their army-building, the Celrau vampires kidnap Kirsten and take her to the Underworld with the intention of making her one of them. Alone in another realm, Kirsten must form unexpected alliances to survive a most Unhuman Journey.

 Join bestselling author Candace Blevins on a thrilling adventure into the critically acclaimed sequel to Only Human.

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 “I have a proposition for you.”

I once again held my tongue and didn’t remind him there’d be no sex. “I’m listening.”

“I’d like to have full access to you from an as-yet-to-be-specified Thursday evening until Monday morning, for which I will pay you ten thousand dollars.”

I opened my mouth to turn him down, but he held a hand up. “No safeword. No limits. I’ll do whatever I want, however I want, with the understanding you’ll be rested, healed, and back to normal by seven o’clock Monday morning.”

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MY REVIEW:

 I love the novels by Blevins. I’ve inhaled most of them without breaks for food, drink, or other human urges. An Unhuman Journey is classic Blevins – an in-depth fantasy story that keeps readers flipping pages, a kickass heroine and a quick, witty style of writing that I do so enjoy.

First, the story. I have a major girl crush on Blevins. I only got into fantasy two years ago and her Rolling Thunder series was definitely one of the reasons (or faults depending on if you’re asking the hubby). I love how several of her series are intertwined, but still there’s still so much to learn about what’s really going on. Of course, we readers are waiting with bated breathe for the final battle between good and evil.

I have to admit that I’m not in love with Kirsten. I love reading novels written in first person, but I think in this case I would have enjoyed the story more if it wasn’t written solely form Kirsten’s perspective. She kept saying she wasn’t a badass, but she was a badass! Her denying it over and over, though, caused me to continuously look for her flaws. I didn’t enjoy the BDSM much either. To be honest, I’m not a huge BDSM fan, anyway, but if it’s coupled with love and romance, I can be down with it. Unfortunaly, Kristen’s story doesn’t involve much romance and that’s a bit disappointing. To be fair to Blevins – no one promised me romance, I just made a wrong assumption.

That’s not to say I didn’t eat the story about. Because I did. I read Only Human and An Unhuman Journey during a three-day trip. (Luckily, the flight attendants didn’t tell me to turn my kindle off at any time because those are fighting words!)

I recommend this book to fantasy lovers with enjoy their stories with a heaping side helping of BDSM scenes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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 Candace Blevins lives with her husband of 18 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary BDSM Romance, and a kick-ass Motorcycle Club series.

Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires, as well as a variety of other mythological beings exist.

Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human series, and give some secondary characters their happily ever after.

Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different take on the lifestyle. 

You can visit Candace on the web at candaceblevins.com and feel free to friend her on Facebook at facebook.com/candacesblevins and Goodreads at goodreads.com/CandaceBlevins. You can also join facebook.com/groups/CandacesKinksters to get sneak peeks into what she’s writing now, images that inspire her, and the occasional juicy blurb.

Stay up to date on Candace’s newest releases, and get exclusive excerpts by joining her mailing list!

Only Human series (Urban Fantasy)

Only Human

An Unhuman Journey (June 2016)

Unhuman Acts (late 2016)

Chattanooga Supernaturals (Paranormal Romance)

The Dragon King

Riding the Storm

Acceptable Risk

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club (link)

Duke

Brain

Bash Volume I

Bash Volume II

Bash Volume III

Horse

Gonzo

Nix (Novella, Summer 2016)

Ghost

Bud

Dawg

Dark erotica shorts from the world of The Chattanooga Supernaturals

Pride

Indentured Freedom: Owned by the Vampire

Safeword series (Contemporary BDSM Romance)

Safeword: Rainbow

Safeword: Matte

Safeword: Davenport

Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon

Safeword: Quinacridone

Safeword: Matte – In Training

No Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon

No Safeword: Matte – Happily Ever After

Safeword: Arabesque

Safeword: Mayday (TBA)

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