February 16, 2013

Soul Avenged Blog Tour - Review, Character Bios, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hey everyone. Today we have a stop on the Soul Avenged Tour. There is my review, an excerpt, character bios and a giveaway for you all. This book is amazing and I really enjoyed it.

SOUL AVENGED (Sons of Wrath, #1)
By: Keri Lake
Release Date: February 6, 2013
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-9848517-3-7
Number of pages: 533
Soul Avenged Page on Keri Lake’s website: http://www.kerilake.com/book/soul-avenged-sons-of-wrath-1/

Soul Avenged Book Blurb:
Passion is blind in vengeance and love …
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.

My Review
Ayden had her life destroyed and took from her by Lycans. She doesn't remember much about the attack or anything about her previous life. She has become a killing machine. She kills every Lycan she can. She also has some help from some demons she has a contract with. The sons of Wrath Demons are tough and not someone you want to mess with. On a routine hunt Ayden comes across a newly bitten man. He hasn't turned yet but she still wants to kill him. One touch and that changes. She starts getting flashes of a life and a family. She keeps Kane alive to try and figure things out. He has 7 days to live before she kills him. Only problem is Ayden has to battle personal demons, strange feelings and an old enemy. She has some tough decisions to make.

Holy cow what a cast of characters. Ayden is a woman I could love. She is tough doesn't back down from a fight and even goes looking for them. She is tough as nails and not afraid to jump in. yes that isn't unusual in these kinds of books but you get to see her transform as you read. You get to see a vulnerable side as the glimpses open her up to things she may not want to see. You also get to see her soft side as she fights for those she loves. Also have to say she is sexy as they come. Kane is smart, wants to help children and sick people, good looking and has a smart mouth on him as well. He also will not back down even when he knows he is going to be killed he won't back down. He does his best to fight the evil growing inside. He also has some great moves in the bedroom. Instead of going into all the sons of Wrath Demons all I will say these demons are beyond sexy. I want more of them!

This book starts off with a bang and doesn't stop. All the sexy men make it worth reading but they are a small part to the book. The story reads so well and will put you in a trance. Actually I think one of those demons put a curse to make you fall in love with the book cause I did. The action scenes are so awesome you feel like jumping right in the battle with Ayden. You cheer her on she really has to battle all her past enemies. There is a mystery to the book as you have to figure out just what the flashes she sees are all about. You really get a great feel for this book and I hope it continues for a while. I want to see what she and those demons get into next. I want to read each brothers story now. I won't give spoilers so to wrap this up if your looking for a great action paranormal romance with hot lycans, demons and woman pick this up. You won't want it to end I didn't.
5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

Character Bios:

Ayden – Lycan-slaying, Alexi female. After her home is invaded by lycans that leave her for dead—the only memory she carries of her former life—she bands with the Sons of Wrath for vengeance.

Kane – Newly-bitten hafling (half human, half lycan) undergoing his transition to full lycan. He is discovered by Ayden and taken as her prisoner.

Gavin – Eldest son of Wrath and leader of the demon brotherhood. With the Savidon approaching, he must choose a mate soon and wishes for Ayden to be his. His brand of pain incites guilt and remorse in a victim.

General Wade – Leader of the Alexi warriors. Former biochemist for the government, discharged on unethical behavior. Creator of the Lywa antibody that confers resistance to lycan venom.

Zeke – Son of Wrath and twin brother to Zayne. Strongest of the demon brothers, capable of ripping souls from victims and is the most sexually charged demon of the brood.

Zayne – Son of Wrath and twin brother to Zeke. He recently lost his mate, Shey, to an accident and carries the brand of pain that allows him to see deep inside one’s soul and reveal the darkness within his victims.

Logan – Youngest and most dangerous son of Wrath. He was discovered by his Divine Matron, Cefirina, on the streets of Detroit, performing cage fights and addicted to drugs. His brand of pain is fear.

Calix – Half incubus, half son of Wrath, Calix possesses unearthly good looks and charm. He has the power to erase short-term memory and his brand of pain is the ability to incite hallucinations in a victim.

Draven – Alexi warrior and Wade’s second-in-command. After his girlfriend is taken by the Sons of Wrath, he seeks vengeance against the demons.

Calla – Young female Alexi warrior and Draven’s girlfriend, who is discovered by the Sons of Wrath at an Underground party and taken back to the demon manor.


Ice water.
The frigid sensation sliced through Ayden’s veins, leaving a numb trail in its wake as she stepped through the remains of the abandoned factory—one of many havens for the crack addicts and prostitutes. The old Packard Plant had become no more than a ghostly haunt for tormented souls.
Shitholes were cropping up everywhere, much more rapidly than ever before. Detroit, once a thriving city, brought to ruins. Gray and lifeless like the suffocating overcast that loomed during daylight.
A vile stench assaulted her nose, a potent blend of piss, sex and rotted meat, as garbage crunched beneath her boots. Foundation had collapsed all around where she stood, crumbled as if the building would fold into the depths of hell.
The graffiti spattering the walls gave the impression that gangs were the real threat—‘We don’t die, we multiply.’
Right. Like gangs own any part of this city, anymore.
A Beretta, loaded with silver bullets and a silver parrying dagger rested at one of Ayden’s hips, a silver bullwhip at another, as she moved past comatose bodies and decaying corpses.
Feeding grounds, like a bait pile.
Deadened eyes slowly tracked her movement in the darkness, squinting, as though craving the light that hers didn’t need to see. Humans so strung out on drugs, they failed to recognize the half-eaten carrion were once their own kind.
Not that knowing would stop them. They’d apparently chosen to face danger rather than kick their addiction, roaming the streets every night in search of their next high.
They were already dead. Death just hadn’t come to collect yet.
The blissful sigh of a hopped-up junkie reached her ears. She snarled her lip. “Enjoy it while it lasts, asshole.” 
It’d be one thing if they were homeless. Hell, she might’ve fired a warning shot to evacuate.
The homeless didn’t come here, though.
Neither did the police—making it the perfect spot to get wasted and hustle some money.
Shots fired would’ve been nothing more than a momentary distraction before their minds slipped back into their ignorant state of euphoria.
Screw ‘em.
For any other girl, the place promised very bad things—an opportunity for a sadist to live out wild fantasies without ever getting caught.
For Ayden? Humans posed no threat. Their fragile bodies would shred like paper dolls against the work of her hands. Luckily for them, she sought something else to sate her thirst for bloodshed, something far more threatening than their most psychopathic criminal—and she’d tracked it right to the surrounding cornucopia of human flesh.
A thin, black mesh hoodie beneath her jacket concealed her face while the shiny black leather covering her body acted as a beacon in the moon’s light.
Full moon.
It didn’t matter.
Contrary to the fairytales and movies, they didn’t need a full moon to change.
Werewolves, some called them—like a supernatural Bigfoot on the loose. Nothing more than fodder for the tabloids, not to be taken seriously.
Lycans is how those ‘in the know’ referred to them.
The bastards could transform at will. In the middle of the day, if they wanted. Though, like a true predator, they’d evolved throughout the centuries, eluding humans by hunting them at night, catching their prey in their most vulnerable state.
Ayden reached a door in a darkened corner. The stubborn panel held stiff against the push of her palm, giving way only beneath one heave backed by exceptional strength. Beyond, a spiral of stairs wound above and below. Visuals flashed through her mind as she imagined the stairwell bustling with men in suits who passed each other with carefree visages—every one of them ghosts that roamed the destruction.
A quick scan showed no movement.
She tipped her head back and inhaled the repugnant scent the beasts had left behind.
They’re close.
Her feet took light steps, hardly making a sound against the concrete as she descended further into the pit of hell otherwise known as the lycan’s lair.
With each step, she wished her heart would pound wildly in her chest, or that her pulse rate would surge—both human reactions to fear. Neither of them did.
What fragments of her human soul remained had been stripped bare the night the Alexi made her one of their own. Even that, as tortuous as the unrelenting pain that seared through her body while it underwent its transformation, was a memory she could hardly summon anymore. Only a silent blackness dwelled in the place where snapshots of her life would have roamed free, a void that she couldn’t see beyond, separating her present from past.
She’d become one of them: an Alexi soldier. A cold and remorseless killer designed to eradicate in one sweep.
A noise piqued her sensitive ears.
Two flights below.
It could’ve been the skittering feet of a mouse beating against her skull like a base drum.
The thirst for blood moved like a dark storm cloud through her veins, a mix of raw adrenaline and something else—the something that came with her transformation.
Her feet moved on impulse, carrying her closer to whatever it was, rendering it nothing more than a thread-width away from its death.
In the corner of a landing, he sat hunched over on himself, body convulsing.
A grin skated across her face as she approached her first kill of the night.

Keri Lake Bio:
Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things.

When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel. If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world. And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.

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Grand Prize: (Valued at approximately $280)
1-Kindle Fire HD (approximate value $199)
1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt
1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug
1-Soul Avenged Notebook

1st Runner-Up: (Valued at approximately $75)
1-$25 iTunes giftcard
1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt
1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug
1-Sons of Wrath notebook

2nd Runner-Up: (Valued at approximately $35)
1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt

I would like to thank Keri Lake for letting me a part of this fantastic tour! ~Pam


  1. I'm one of those crazy ppl who buys books based on the title and cover lol. Then I read the blurb and it totally pulled me in. Looking forward to reading it, sounds awesome!

  2. I love books and am always looking for something more to read. My favorite is paranormal and the blurb looks enticing, The characters - very interesting.
    Thank you for this opportunity

  3. Thank you for hosting a stop on the tour!

    And thank you Emi and K Sher for the kind comments :)

  4. Love giveaways and love the look of this book

  5. I saw the cover & title originally, then the excerpt caught my attention combined with the review and now I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win :) clperry2009@gmail.com

  6. I have been known to buy books just for their beautiful covers. This would have been one of them. But after reading the excerpt I'm even more excited to get my hands on it.
    Susan Stielow