Author: Bellora Quinn & Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/03/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Urban Fantasy
The staff at AURA has had a busy summer. Between chronic understaffing, dealing with warring goblin factions and an unusual number of hazardous Events, everyone is overworked. Sinistrus the incubus, newly hired as an AURA medic, actually enjoys his busy new life of responsible employee and faithful lover to his gorgeous police sergeant, Ness the centaur. Life would be perfect, except for a niggling suspicion about a colleague. Everyone else seems to disagree, but Sin’s certain something’s not right with that pixie.
Kellen, a pixie crossover, loves his job working in AURA medical, even if he is something of an outsider. His job and the friends he manages to make are happy spots in an otherwise dark and secretive life. As the rest of AURA tries to discover the root of the inexplicable rise in violence and large scale Events, Kellen fights to preserve his own life and what dignity he has left.
These two unlikely heroes must put their differences aside and navigate tragedy and ever-escalating disaster together in order to stop the sinister forces that hold Kellen in thrall.
I love this series! Kellen’s Awakening is a great addition to it. I must admit I was a little confused as to the blurb and who the couple in this book would be. Kellen obviously is one half of the pair but then it also mentions Sin. However, Sin is deeply in love with Nestor the Centaur (by the way, if you ever wondered how sex between them worked, this book will answer your questions!). This is not a menage scenario like Flax’s Pursuit. In the interest of not spoiling the book, I will not confirm who Kellen ends up with.
What I will say is this is a deeply moving book. Kellen is seriously hurt and in trouble. We get to see the couples from the previous books help him along while the world around them dissolves into chaos. There is an event in the middle of the book that I did not see coming which made my heart ache and sent me into shock but by the end I was mostly recovered.
I love the world building in this series. The different types of creatures and magic make it special. There is a lot of action and character building and not a lot of sex; just enough to cement the feelings of the characters. Though what is there is hot!
I hope there is more to this series!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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