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Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Review: Wonderfully Wicked by C.J. Burright

Wonderfully Wicked
by C.J. Burright
A dreamcaster with the ability to channel creatures from her nightmares, headstrong and cynical Kalila Montgomery longs for a peaceful, picket-fence life… until the man literally of her dreams kidnaps her.

Survival quickly becomes her number one goal, yet a growing attraction to the man in her nightmares is impossible to ignore. While she fears he will kill her, other, more terrifying enemies surround her, and Kalila succumbs to his scheme to escape. She may be his one hope for freedom…

A deadly combination of power, cunning, and cold-hearted charm, Lydon v'al Endrian fears nothing. Feels nothing. Chained to a brotherhood of men with the supernatural ability to invade dreams, he hunts dreamcasters to be harvested for their dreams and killed. His target: Kalila Montgomery. But Kalila awakens an undeniable dark desire and a longing for a freedom long-lost.

To gain everything he craves, Lydon must seduce Kalila before his plot is discovered… a hopeless challenge which, if failed, will earn him a death-sentence. Caught up in a dangerous world of secrets and obsession, doubt and betrayal, Kalila and Lydon face the nightmare of their lives, where love will either deliver them—or destroy them both.

Imagine dreaming, always nightmares with creatures that can breach the waking world, and in midst of the horror there is someone who comes to finally and brutally end it all. Kalila has lived a life of emotional deprivation and abandonment constantly being passed from one foster environment to another following such episodes of dreaming. She wants nothing more than to have a normal peaceful life when suddenly she comes face to face with the man from her nightmares and the time of reckoning and fear for her life has come. Lyndon has been bred and exists on the sustenance received from nightmares, and dreamcasters are the holy grail of Thanksgiving turkey dinners to his kind and Kalila is on the menu to be served up as the main course.

Wonderfully Wicked is a unique and complicated tale where good and evil are not always black and white, lessons learned are not always the truth as it should be lived, and where even in the depths of nightmares love can grow and take up a banner of hope. The story is well written and the characters are delightful; even those you want to dunk in the cold pond and kick to the netherworld. 

The world building was well done, believable, and very unique. I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy a flare of the supernatural with a taste of something new and unusual. I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

4 Sheep


About the Author:
C. J. Burright was born and raised in Oregon and loved it so much she never left. While she has worked for years in a law office, she chooses to avoid writing legal thrillers and instead leans toward urban fantasy, paranormal romance, or—since all things medieval and magic fascinate her—fantasy romance. A member of Romance Writers of America and Secretary for the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal special interest chapter, C. J. also has her 4th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and believes stories should always include a gratuitous fight scene. In what spare time she has, she enjoys working out, reading, gardening, and rooting on the Seattle Mariners with a nice glass of wine. She shares a house with her husband, daughter, and a devoted herd of cats.


  1. Awwww, thank you for the wonderful review, Denise! MUWAH!

    1. Thank you for sharing your talents with us hungry readers :)

  2. That looks absolutely good, thanks for sharing !