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Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review: Searing Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #7) by Setta Jay + giveaway

Searing Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #7)
by Setta Jay
September 30th 2015
Drake, the powerful dragon and leader of the Guardians, has spent his long life protecting all inhabitants of the four Realms, but fails to save the one who matters most. His mate. In the month since finding her feral, he’s been slowly losing control of his beast and soon he fears the dragon will reign free unleashing it’s fury upon the Realms.

Delia has changed. No longer a carefree young woman, she is now a nightmare in the making. After her abduction and torture she unwillingly houses two beasts and more power than she can ever contain on her own. She can never be released. Nor can she have the male who gives her any semblance of sanity in her new world, the one she craves more than her own freedom.

With unknown enemies on the horizon and yet another God awakened will they lose themselves in the madness of an impossible mating? Or will they come together in searing ecstasy, bonding them in a way that sets them both free?

Warning: Sexually explicit content (beds actually get burned down, people) and alpha males and females with bad language.

You know that Mark Ronson song with Bruno Mars? The one that mentions it being so hot it makes a dragon wanna retire? Well I’ve been humming that song, particularly that part since I read Ecstasy Unbound by Setta Jay. If I were to describe the heat level using food I would say it was hotter than a jalapeno, it was a habanero chile.

Urian is one of twelve Guardians tasked with keeping the Earth Realm’s inhabitants in check. This includes hell beasts and immortals along with humans. Kind of a tough job for only twelve Guardians, no matter how bad ass they are. Aside from a job that never quits, Uri’s mind is also occupied by a Goddess who likes to watch him. It’s a game they’ve played for years.

Alexandra and her brothers have managed to avoid being cast out of the human realm but that is only because they have remained hidden. Her game with Uri comes to an end when her brother ends up needing her help. As soon as Uri and Alexandra are within touching distance of one another, all bets are off, clothes are flying and if a reader isn’t careful, eyebrows may be crispified. Just saying.

It’s not just the super sexy, burn-you-to-a-crisp chemistry between Uri and Alexandra that made Ecstasy Unbound such an addictive read though. It’s the time the author took to build such a complex and interesting world and the characters all have a purpose too. No one was standing around with a blank expression on their faces or waltzing around doing nothing important. Every character that was in the story had a reason for being in a scene. Of course that made for quite a bit of characters in the whole of the book which for a newbie like me was a bit confusing. I’m still not sure I have everyone straight but that just means I’ll have to dive into more books in the series soon so I can become better acquainted with them. And with hotter than hot immortals as the lead characters there will be zero complaints from me! Seriously, none. I’m going to just sit there and say “Take me, I’m yours!”

With a dangerous immortal like Uri as a main character, Alexandra had to be something unique in order to catch his attention but more importantly, she had to be a tough gal so that I wouldn’t get sick of her. As much as the Guardians are worth drooling over, they’re a scary bunch but Alex wasn’t easy to intimidate, actually, it wasn’t possible for them to frighten her. She marched her tiny self up to them and told them what was what and that was that. She never got lost in the shuffle of immortal creatures and I loved that about her! She may have had her shy moments but they never interfered with what had to be done.

The supporting cast of characters included Alex’s brothers as well as Uri’s fellow Guardians among others but to me they felt more like main characters which was great because Uri and Alex’s interactions with other characters told me more about them than whenever they interacted with each other. Mostly because whenever Uri and Alex were together, clothes didn’t stay on very long and there wasn’t much talking. *fans self* Those two could melt an iceberg with how hot they were for each other.

Ecstasy Unbound took me to a brand new world where immortals lived, loved, played and apparently plotted against one another. Is it a hot paranormal romance? Well, “hot” is too mild a word. Now “scorching” and “eyebrow crispifying” are much more accurate but it’s also a solidly written story with what I felt was a well constructed world with equally well constructed creatures inhabiting it.

Sheep Rating: 4 very hot sheep

Adria Reyes

About the Author:
Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She’s garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves writing stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat. Her influences include Judith McNaught who she feels writes a smart heroine to perfection, Gena Showalter, Maya Banks and Lora Leigh. You can often find her writing compared to JR Ward, but if you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood be warned that Setta Jay’s novels are more erotic in nature.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her husband of ten plus years who she describes as incredibly sexy and supportive, even when it’s Willy Wednesday on Twitter. ;)

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to find her on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.

Giveaway Details:
One winner – $200 Amazon Gift Card

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  1. Thank you for hosting Setta Jay today! I hope that your readers enjoy SEARING ECSTASY – available now!

  2. Sounds searing! Looking forward to it!

  3. Great post! I'm looking forward to reading this book :)

  4. Great review and I just love the " eyebrow crispifying".

  5. In Searing Ectasy, Drake has suffered a great loss and Delia has been abused. I love the idea of two people that have been so hurt and damaged coming together to hopefully heal each other's pain and to fall in love. I would love to see these two characters have a happy ending.

  6. What an exciting book! Great review. I have added this habanero hot book to my tbr list.

  7. Sounds like an awesome series! And thanks for sharing your review, I'm looking forward to check out each of the book sin the series :)

  8. Thank you for the giveaway. Read the first 2 books in the series, looking forward to reading more.

  9. You are a new author for me and I look forward to reading this series. I love shifters!! Thanks for this opportunity.

  10. You are a new author for me and I look forward to reading this series. I love shifters!! Thanks for this giveaway.

  11. This series is new to me, but I'm looking forward to reading it. You had me at dragon.

  12. sounds like my type of series. Am adding to my wish list.

  13. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading your review and learning about this book. This book sounds like such a hot, steamy, fun, interesting read! Also, I like the book cover! Very intriguing and enticing! Totally can't wait to read this book and check out the others in this series!