dokku-dev.tortus.com/153.php They're offered a job to steal the Light of Alhorra and the payment is a big load of cash. If it seems too good to be true, that's because it is. And their souls may be damned for all eternity if they don't complete the job. A full set of supernatural creatures with magic, strengths, and powers. The plot of this story is well balanced with introducing us to the world and building on the backstory of the romance between Daniel and Zoey.
I never felt like one part was more present than the other and it just flowed really nicely. I wanted to keep going and find out what was going to happen. Things never felt over the top or unbelievable like it sometimes can with these types of stories. It was logical and action packed and I think some of Ms. Blake's romantic suspense elements where nicely woven into the narration of this book.
In the end, I really enjoyed this world and this group of characters as a whole and I cannot wait to continue reading the series and see what other trouble they get themselves into. Of course, I need to know how things develop in the romance department as well.
Subscribe to our blog by email! Aug 07, Shayna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I remember the time when I first fell in love with reading. I wanted to have something to read on a long plane ride back to Florida. That is when I fell in love with reading. Pure bliss, pure contentment. Lexi is so spectacular at creating these worlds that you just never want to leave.
She creates these characters that you want to hang out with. I am so used to the ridiculously hot, beautifully kinky, suspenseful erotic romances that she gives us. I am now convinced that Lexi Blake can write a story about a pencil and hit it out of the ballpark! Seriously, give her any genre, and she will make it happen! Ok, enough of that. I want to die.
I can see the light, but does Zoey Wharton let me walk into the light? She has to go and find a tiger to piss off. I got tons of emotions off of this book. One minute I was gripping my kindle a little too tight because of all of the twists and turns this book took, the next I was laughing so hard at some of the witty banter between the characters.
I even found myself shedding a few tears throughout the story, and when you get this girl to get angry, laugh, and cry all in one sitting, I think you might have a winner in your hands! I want to take you, and I want to feed, Zoey.
Aug 09, V rated it liked it Shelves: I wont say much else apart from, when it is opened, what came out of it…. A love story that crosses the Atlantic. Jenna is discovered by Kyle while performing with a local choir. Blake's romantic suspense elements where nicely woven into the narration of this book.
I want to drink until I have my fill, and then I want to fuck you, sweetheart. I want to possess you. These three are amazing, complicated characters that are brought together by some pretty crazy circumstances.
It will transport you to a world where demons are dressed like they are from Wall Street, and even though a werewolf is gay, he will still rip your throat out, and no matter how sick and twisted a vampire might act, he will still always be the sexiest man in the room! Congratulations on a fantastic start to what is going to be another great series, and Thank You for reminding me why I fell in love with reading! Mar 20, Mita rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this world. It isn't all sweet romance, hot sex, and fairytale endings.
It's intelligent, well thought out and seriously entertaining plots, problems, and potential. I read it straight through, not putting it down once. Jun 30, Tanaka K rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been a fan of paranormal romance ever since I read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I m always drawn to magic, folklore and paranormal activity. I guess I am weird like that. Steal the Light encompasses everything that is magical and brilliant.
It was a rich paranormal story that frankly thrilled me.
It was mysterious, angsty and just riveting book that gripped me in from the first sentence to the last sentence. I was so intrigued. Lexi Blake is known for the Master and Mercenaries series. I freaking love that series and it is one of my favourite series from her. But now the Thieves series is proving to be my other favourite series.
There was something so unique and emotional about Steal the Light that it completely touched every fiber of me.
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Paranormal romance is known for action and suspense but this one was different because it had that extra emotional element that rocked me to the core. The characters were so explosive. They each told a very special story that was so sensational that it added so much depth to the story. Zoey and Daniel have been through a lot of pain and heart ache that it completely ached my story. I felt for them more than any couple I have ever felt. Steal the Light really was an exceptional paranormal story that you definitely have to read. Aug 05, Rosebud rated it really liked it Shelves: In other words, thieves who can get anything for anyone mortal or supernatural as long as they get paid enough.
Trying to step out of the shadows of her father's reputation Zoey has formed her own elite team including a werewolf, vampire, and witch who are slowly gaining notoriety but they haven't been able to get any big ticket contracts. That all changes when she's offered one million dollars to steal the Light of Alhorra which is owned by the fae. Seems simple enough until she finds out not reading the fine print of a contract made with supernatural clients can be very detrimental to your health and mortality.
There is so much more to this book than my own summary. There is a very strong romantic element but an even stronger urban fantasy storyline. The world building and urban fantasy elements are so well done that I know if the word gets out about this series it's gonna be a best seller fan favorite series. I know I will be. Zoey, the strong female lead character, comes from a family of thieves but has gone independent and formed a team of her own including: They have formed a family of sorts and it was pure fun to read their interaction and treatment of each other yet know that were loyal to each other and would die to protect any one of them if needed.
Which was tested multiple times in this story of course. Now, there is a romantic element and I'm sure it will be no surprise that it involves Zoey, Daniel, And Devinshea. I was very very concerned if this would be a love triangle and I'd have to pick a team but as this author is known for including menage relationships in many of her previous books I had high hopes that I wouldn't have to.
I really didn't see if there would be any adult content so that worried me. Because the author writes HAWT and delicious scenes that have been very very satisfying in the past and I would surely be sad if she didn't include some paranormal studly bedroom action. I won't give away a lot due to spoiler info but You'll have to read the book to find out. As for the urban fantasy slant. This book does include many of the supernatural entities including the above mentioned and a few others including demons, satan, and other cameo entities.
The premise though is that the paranormal world has not been outed publicly yet so much of the fun includes the degree to which the higher powers keep their existence a secret. The majority of the book does include snarky attitude by Zoey, and humorous scenes including a constantly hungry werewolf who needs to be fed regularly or there are dire consequences including having him suffer through his hunger pains by shopping at Aeropostale. And don't even get me started on how witches and vampires handle stress. I am so awestruck by this book and the potential for more installments.
I've been told there is five books planned for the series so far so I realize that there is a lot more to look forward to. Jul 13, Louise rated it it was amazing. This book is like the recipe for a perfect PNR. Awesome balance of kick-ass heroine, trickery, suspense, intrigue and an iddy biddy love triangle with a vampire and a faery.
It doesn't get much better than this. View all 3 comments. May 04, Amber J. This was a really interesting story line involving the Human, Zoey, leader of a group of thieves and her team: Daniel, The Vampire and love of her life when he was human. Neil, the gay werewolf and funny guy. Sarah, the sassy witch. They add Dev, the hot half faery, half human to the mix.
We are treated to a great love triangle between Daniel, Zoey and Dev. Zoey is still pinning for her human fiance who has been a vampire for 5 years now when she meets sexy and sweet Dev. This had all the twists This was a really interesting story line involving the Human, Zoey, leader of a group of thieves and her team: This had all the twists, turns and subplots that I love in Lexi Blake book.
The only thing missing for me was the heat. The few sex scenes we were treated to were not Lexi's normal steamy detailed scenes. Don't get me wrong, they were not bad just not the erotic version. It will be interesting to see what transpires between Zoey and Daniel throughout the series. I love Dev, but I am team Daniel all the way in this one so far. Feb 21, Z-squared rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was so damn hard to get through, and I mean that in the nicest way.
Not even a smidge of snark intended. I actually had to stop and read something else, something light and silly a couple times before I could build up the emotional fortitude to continue with Steal the Light. Ok, big picture review-y stuff first: What it doe This book was so damn hard to get through, and I mean that in the nicest way. What it does have is a metric ton of emotional agony right off the bat. I challenge anyone to read the prologue without getting a little verklempt.
By the time chapter two finishes up, you will be helplessly hooked. Tons of action, loveable characters, clever writing, and palpable tension from beginning to end. Daniel is a loveable nerd stuck in the body of a smoking-hot vampire. Dev is the devil-may-care bad boy who manages to ogle with respect don't try it at home, kids. Zoey is the mundane human chick that manages to be neither TSTL nor possessing of a magical vagina that cures all plot twists. All told, this is a great PNR with page-turning action, some fun world-building, and a nice mix of drama and humor to keep things moving.
So why was it so hard to read, why did I get The Vapors and run off crying like a little girl into some rom-com billionaire Alpha play-boy snoozefest until I could pull up my big-girl panties and try again? First, hoooo boy, there is one humdinger of a love triangle in this book. And it's not the annoying, shallow kind where one character turns out to be ridiculously evil so nobody has to feel guilty for screwing around by the end.
No, this book has the rip-your-guts-out, it's-nobody's-fault-life-is-so-cruel, but we're-all-going-to-be-crying-into-our-box-wine-before-this-is-done kind of triangle. And view spoiler [it's not resolved by the end; this is just an HFN, although perhaps it would be more appropriate to say 'content for now' instead hide spoiler ].
Second reason I lost my nerve? I don't know why I happened to read this one, as I normally skip them. They're usually just long lists of agents, editors, beta readers, spouses, kids, dogs, cats, baristas, etc. This time, not so much. Knowing the real-life backstory to this book made the fictional tension between Zoey and Daniel that much more visceral and scary and fucking depressing and powerful. Who knows if it'll have that effect on everyone, but for me?
Lexi Blake is already one of my favorite writers, but after this, I'm also a fervent admirer of her giant brass balls. I'm in awe of the bravery it took to write something like this, with so much of herself wrapped in it, and then to peel back the curtain to her readers, too? Just one more time: Jan 16, Jagged rated it it was ok Shelves: I am a sucker for books that incorporate so many different creatures.
There were just so many problems with it. I didn't for one minute buy that Zoey was a leader of anyone. She could not handle herself, she had no powers or anything that gave her any status. She was just a pathetic human. For being written for adults, I was completely surprised by th "Oh, yes, the Hell plane is a magical place of demonic harmony where we all hold hands and shit rainbows.
For being written for adults, I was completely surprised by the immaturity of all of the characters. I felt like I was reading about kids in high school. I wasn't thrilled with the structure of the read either. There's a massive time gap where you don't know anything, and, unfortunately, all of the information that is being withheld from you is incredibly important and pertinent to the character relationships, the plot, and the wheres, hows, and whys of everything. I wasn't impressed with having it all relayed to me in reflection.
Looking behind and down, he saw the rooftops of lethargic traffic scooting forward in preemptory battle to get ahead. The unmistakable sound of large masses of metal being compacted came from the direction of Flower Street. An ivy cover fence screened any view of what had occurred. Head and face covered with a black ski mask, the identity of his pursuer was impossible to detect.
Judging from the agility and muscularity of the man, Colin was in for some serious trouble. He timed his descent to coincide with the eighteen-wheeler passing under him. Pulling in a resolute lungful of air, he leapt. The roof of the truck gave slightly with the impact of his weight. Its forward movement was slow enough, that it jolted him from his feet onto his knees, but did not propel him head over heels.
Palms flat, he braced himself in anticipation of greater force. Shooting a glance at the receding over pass, he saw the darkly clothed athletic figure of the man in the ski mask land on a truck with a short red trailer, not two lengths behind him. Colin searched three hundred sixty degrees, twisting his crouched body to obtain the widest possible panorama of the rapidly degrading situation.
His options were narrowing. As the red truck moved forward, its driver signalled a lane change toward the left. Traffic was beginning to pick up speed as the effects of the merging onramp were diminishing. Wind now played a factor in not only his stability, but his ability to see as his long hair whipped about his cheeks and eyes. He moved along the roof toward the cab, remaining crouched to preserve what advantage a lower center of gravity might afford. A love story that crosses the Atlantic. An American singer and a recovering alcoholic British rock and roll singer fall in love despite their lives being threatened.
The author's handling of British idioms and dialect seemed spot on. Her descriptions of English neighborhoods had me walking right along through them with the characters. A tear jerker death toward the end, but a happy conclusion. A little slow in the beginning though. It picked up and kept up the pace when their lives were threaten A love story that crosses the Atlantic. It picked up and kept up the pace when their lives were threatened.
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