A novel approach to a traditional fairy tale. This story had it all, intrigue, action, love and suspense. Interesting approach and so multidimensional to the fairy tale. I really liked it. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest and independent review
What a great read! Full of twists and unexpected turns.
I loved the characters, the way ND Jones peels away the history of Oriana and her ancestors to find what she was looking for, it's so addictive that I kept wanting more.
Oriana is such a strong character, I loved her instantly, and her love for Marrok was so strong that you could almost feel it through the pages, the strength was unmatched to any I've ever read before.
The actual storyline is a real page turner that had me addicted from the first page.
There's so much happening throughout the story, it flowed well so it was easy to follow.
A well written book with a original storyline that's unlike any other book I've read.
Smack down! Jones nails this bad boy with 100% on point realism that hooks you from the start and reels you in for the duration. All the skepticism, revelations and speculation along with all that nerve racking drama go hand-in-hand. Throw in a little intrigue and suspense, you have one dynamic, block busting, chart topping, prize winning delight that launches this baby to a whole new level. One refreshing spin with an exhilarating storyline and gripping plot propels this bad boy to life flawlessly. Twists and turns abound with unnerving circumstances and a bounty of inadvertent surprises that thrust all of your emotions bursting into play front and center. The dynamics and presentation in layer upon layer that you peel back with each page you work through the trials and tribulations witnessing the struggles our characters face. The characters and their personalities are original, authentic and realistic with the just enough flaws that to make it interesting. The scenes are so colorfully described it's easy interpreting each scenario as they play out beautifully. Amazing job Jones, thanks for sharing this little guy with us.
Wow!! I loved this book. I did not want to put it down and had to know what was going to happen next. This version of Red Riding Hood is exciting, original, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. This author really knows how to take a classic and put a futuristic spin on it that makes it an enjoyable book to read. Now this is not Red Riding Hood retold, but it is a new take and very creatively down.
I loved the story with battles of the werewolves and witches and love. So many unfair situations that Oriana as a new Matriarch wanted to change. Arguments between a mother and daughter, and three brothers who loved each other despite their differences. An ending that was unpredictable. Best fantasy I have read in awhile!
I loved the characters their personalities were original and the storyline was interesting and attention-grabbing. Oriana and Marrok are working together on how can each species, witches and werewolves trust and live together without hurting each other. The drama, action, suspense, danger, and love involved in this story will keep you glued to the pages. It was a wonderful reimagining of a story and it was a very enjoyable reading experience.
Sure, there are many paranormal books out there, but there is something about N.D. Jones’ style that just calls to me every single time. In a world where witches and werewolves have a love/hate relationship and a history of changing the power of control, CRIMSON HUNTER takes on love, hate, family power plays and the lengths to which these species must go to coexist.
A young, yet powerful witch ruler will seek to close the divide between the werewolves and witches, but the temptation of drinking a witch’s blood must be tempered by a collar, making the werewolves seem almost subservient to the witches. When Oriana falls in love with the powerful Marrok, not only must they battle for acceptance by her family and her clan, but Marrok must be willing to control the blood lust by any means necessary to be with her. Will he find it too much for his alpha ways?
This is so much more than a paranormal tale, it is a story of power, control and the power of love and trust, of letting go and hanging on. From start to finish the tension runs high between characters, as we are taken through both the past and its effects on the present, good or bad.
Wonderfully intense scenes, deeply detailed characters that come to life and a twisted plot that brings us to a finish that feels exactly right. Ms. Jones knows how to make fantasy feel real with just enough drama to have me completely invested in each page!
Be sure to take advantage of the glossary for terms expressed in this well written and richly detailed story, I cannot thank N.D. Jones enough for providing it! And look beyond the story to a deeper meaning in what she writes, there is always a message in the entertainment. Just another way this author goes above and beyond for her readers.
I received a complimentary copy from N.D. Jones! This review is honest and voluntary.
WOW, what a great story with plenty of intrigue, suspense, action, tension, love and characters that are wonderfully developed and full of life. This book has you from the beginning to the final page. Oriana and marrok made a great team and supported each other in their effort to find a way for the witches and werewolves to peacefully coexist without hurting one another and they had a strong love that surpassed everything that they went through. A truly great read that I recommend. Recieved an ARC copy and am giving this true and honest review. Waiting patiently for the next book in this series.