Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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I will have a Review, Giveaway, and Excerpt! First, let's get to know the Author! 

J.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them.
J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives on a farm with her husband and their three horses, one miniature donkey, one cat, and two champion agility dogs.
In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! Please feel free to visit J.K.’s contact page—she’d love to hear from you!
Twitter: @JK_Hogan

She who wields the mark is the barrier between man and monster.
She is the daughter of gods, the mother of man, protector of all.
Vigilati Usque Ad Mortem”

All Isla Macallen wanted was a simple existence on her little Scottish island, free from her
mother's insanity and the prying eyes of neighbors. What she got was embroiled in a war for the
souls of mankind. A war of good versus evil, of witches versus demons, and Isla learns that she
alone can end it.

Dr. Jeremiah Rousseau was a self-proclaimed nomad, traveling the world researching
paranormal phenomena. He doesn't expect his research to lead him to Scotland, and to the
woman who will turn his world upside down.

Together with a facetious shapeshifting animal spirit guide, Jeremiah and Isla discover that she is
part of an ancient bloodline bred to protect the gateways between the human world and the spirit
world, to keep evil demons from destroying them. They must find the key to defeating Alastore,
the demon king, and closing the gate before Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is lifted.
Alastore does everything in his power to eliminate them but, unbeknownst to all of them, Isla is
the only one with the ability to stop him for good.


Date Published: August 2012

My Rating:

My Review:
In the age old Good vs. Evil plot this book centered on Witches and Demons in Scotland. Often times in a Paranormal Romance you get too much of either the paranormal or the romance and I felt that in this story JK Hogan really did an amazing job of balancing the two.

The characters were easy to get behind and well developed and their interaction with each other and how the supporting characters stood out really added to the story. 

I personally loved that while there was attraction at first sight this novel didn't succumb to the "love" at first sight. It really made the romance that much more believable. 

Action packed and fast paced with a great romance! I can't wait to read book #2! 



"It's a whole hive of the things," Jeremiah whispered. The auchrim merely stared at them, unmoving. Through the enveloping mist, they were strangely androgynous. Multiple copies of the original, a perfect similacra of Alastore.
            The creatures parted, making way for a lone figure to step forward. Well, if it wasn't the original himself.
            Alastore was dressed impeccably in steel gray trousers and a black dress shirt. His black hair was swept away from his face and slicked back. He looked every bit the gentleman, from the sharp, patrician features, all the way to the tips of his black Gucci loafers.
            He was the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing.
            Squeezing between Callum and Amy, Isla moved to stand in front of her friends. Jeremiah and Marduk flanked her on either side, bracing for the worst.
            While the three of them knew exactly what they were dealing with, the rest of the searchers had been left in the dark. Callum's gruff voice echoed in the cavern.
            "Just who in the hell is this joker?"
            Fiddling with his diamond cufflink, Alastore raised an eyebrow and his lips quirked in a half smile. Rich, disembodied laughter bounced around the recesses of the cave.
            "Legio nomen mihi est, quia multi sumus," came the quiet answer.
            "What? What did he say?"
            Jere cleared his throat and flicked a nervous glance behind him at Callum. "He said 'My name is Legion, for we are many'."
            "Demon that quotes the Bible. Cute," Amy said.
            Alastore glided closer to where Isla stood, causing Jeremiah to surge forward. He was stayed by a calm hand on his arm.
            "It was generous of you, witch, to bring us all of these extra souls. I can assure you, they will be put to good use." The demon smiled his gruesome, serrated smile, and actually winked at her. Winked. This time Jeremiah was the one who had to restrain her from going for his throat.
            After a brief moment of stillness, Alastore executed a crisp about face and walked back to his minions who, again, made way for him. Just as he passed the front ranks, he paused and turned his head toward the auchrim closest to him.
            His voice was as gentle as it was deadly when he spoke.
            "Take them."

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