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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, HEA] He watches his mate from afar, unable to touch, hold, or claim the man. Distance is Ceridian's reality, his torment. He exists outside the vampire population, living with an unnatural craving that seems to grow stronger whenever he is near Virgil—a man who haunts his very dreams. [Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, HEA] He watches his mate from afar, unable to touch, hold, or claim the man. Distance is Ceridian's reality, his torment. He exists outside the vampire population, living with an unnatural craving that seems to grow stronger whenever he is near Virgil—a man who haunts his very dreams. Ceri feels more dead than alive as he watches life go on all around him, but he is powerless against the dark force keeping him chained to the shadows. Virgil has never fit in. Not in Dante's coven, and not in Christian's. He passes each night longing for the one man who refuses to claim him, Ceri. He knows of Ceri's hunger, and he is desperate to find a way around the man's flesh cravings. He is even willing to sacrifice his own life to be with the vampire. And it may just come to that as their bond grows in ways neither had expected. They are plunged into danger, deception, and infinite pleasure beyond imagining.


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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, HEA] He watches his mate from afar, unable to touch, hold, or claim the man. Distance is Ceridian's reality, his torment. He exists outside the vampire population, living with an unnatural craving that seems to grow stronger whenever he is near Virgil—a man who haunts his very dreams. [Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, HEA] He watches his mate from afar, unable to touch, hold, or claim the man. Distance is Ceridian's reality, his torment. He exists outside the vampire population, living with an unnatural craving that seems to grow stronger whenever he is near Virgil—a man who haunts his very dreams. Ceri feels more dead than alive as he watches life go on all around him, but he is powerless against the dark force keeping him chained to the shadows. Virgil has never fit in. Not in Dante's coven, and not in Christian's. He passes each night longing for the one man who refuses to claim him, Ceri. He knows of Ceri's hunger, and he is desperate to find a way around the man's flesh cravings. He is even willing to sacrifice his own life to be with the vampire. And it may just come to that as their bond grows in ways neither had expected. They are plunged into danger, deception, and infinite pleasure beyond imagining.

30 review for Ceri

  1. 5 out of 5

    Neko

    WHAAAAAATTTTTTT?!?!?! OH MY FUCKING GOD, WHAT?!?!!?! WHAT?!?! I..there... I just can't... NEXT!! PLEASE GOD, NEXT BOOK IN THIS WONDERFUL SERIES!! I NEED THE NEXT!! IN WHICHEVER WORLD, I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! NEXT!!!!!!!!! WHAAAAAATTTTTTT?!?!?! OH MY FUCKING GOD, WHAT?!?!!?! WHAT?!?! I..there... I just can't... NEXT!! PLEASE GOD, NEXT BOOK IN THIS WONDERFUL SERIES!! I NEED THE NEXT!! IN WHICHEVER WORLD, I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! NEXT!!!!!!!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ter

    can't wait to see blurb on this, cause the title is the name of the council with all the leaders in. not a person. changed... Now waiting cause of cliff hanging at end.. If we have to wait for Christian's next book it will be awhile...... A lot happens in here. GLAD I waited cause now i can read this then the next three and maybe it won't end with everything hanging. Cliff hangers aren't bad as long as you know when the next is coming out. but when it could be months to Years (like in Zeus's story can't wait to see blurb on this, cause the title is the name of the council with all the leaders in. not a person. changed... Now waiting cause of cliff hanging at end.. If we have to wait for Christian's next book it will be awhile...... A lot happens in here. GLAD I waited cause now i can read this then the next three and maybe it won't end with everything hanging. Cliff hangers aren't bad as long as you know when the next is coming out. but when it could be months to Years (like in Zeus's story line) that pushing it where people will just quit reading the series.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Phaney

    I don’t want to write this review. *squinty eyes* Okay, let’s do this. In real time! It begins with a massive retcon right in the prologue. Okay, whatever. At least they’re being forthright about what to expect instead of making me suffer confusion and irritation later. (Well, I am already irritated at the recurring term “sleeping with” in a passage that should have slightly more elegant or stilted speech. Also. Must not look at the anachronistic names, nor the ludicrous time periods. Must. Not.) Le I don’t want to write this review. *squinty eyes* Okay, let’s do this. In real time! It begins with a massive retcon right in the prologue. Okay, whatever. At least they’re being forthright about what to expect instead of making me suffer confusion and irritation later. (Well, I am already irritated at the recurring term “sleeping with” in a passage that should have slightly more elegant or stilted speech. Also. Must not look at the anachronistic names, nor the ludicrous time periods. Must. Not.) Le sigh. Somehow I suspect that our lovely homicidal psychopaths will turn soft and rational in this one. Uh. “Virgil had been in a dark place when Ross mated Kenway, which made him take his aggression out on the one man who loved him.” ORLY? The way I recall it you have been obsessed with your brother since birth and tortured and terrorized him about as long. Physically and otherwise. Sorry, no. “He had even been mean to his brother at times, just to stop him from getting too close.” Mean? Seriously? This doesn’t fly. This saddens me. I wanted a truly disturbed protagonist, not this version that’s so watered down that it bears no resemblance anymore to the original. There’s a bit of victim shaming in this one. Woman in a see-through skirt? Obviously aims at getting molested. Woman alone at one in the morning? Obviously advertising to getting attacked. Hm. If Virgil is seeing things through Ceri’s eyes, how come he is looking at Ceri from the outside as though he was standing opposite him? So amused at Ceri speaking Spanish when he gets emotional. I mean, he was sent to sleep two-thousand years ago. When and where exactly did he pick it up? And yeah, the initial retcons are turned over again after a bit. I don’t even know anymore. Wait, how does Maverick figure out (view spoiler)[he has a brother (hide spoiler)] ? No one said anything. Just because they realize it doesn’t mean he instantly does, too. Oh well. This book really is not much of a romance. It’s all about the increasingly depressing overall story. In fact, by this point it’s like one huge, long (depressing) soap opera. As such that extended, athletic sex scene near the end left me cold. I’d rather have had some good news regarding you-know-who. (Or maybe… Well, nice teaser anyway.) Sorry about this pitiful mess of a review. It’s all I have right now.

  4. 5 out of 5

    LaShonta

    Omg, this book was freaking awesome!! It was well worth the wait!! There was so much going on. The war is definitely here!! We have people missing, people being kidnapped, people dying, people finding mates and having babies and much much more going on. I actually yelled NO when I came to the end of the book. Its nice how this series is coming together with the crossover series. Everyone and I do mean everyone is involved in Ceri's book but you don't feel as if he and Virgil are cheated in any w Omg, this book was freaking awesome!! It was well worth the wait!! There was so much going on. The war is definitely here!! We have people missing, people being kidnapped, people dying, people finding mates and having babies and much much more going on. I actually yelled NO when I came to the end of the book. Its nice how this series is coming together with the crossover series. Everyone and I do mean everyone is involved in Ceri's book but you don't feel as if he and Virgil are cheated in any way. I will say I'm happy that one of the characters thought dead is not dead. The way it was shown, I believe that character's book is next. I will say that one of the missing I hope is found very very soon. He is one of my favorite characters. I have a feeling the future books in all of the related series are going to be crossover for a while. Every world and I do mean every world is in chaos right now. Each leader has a lot of work cut out for them. It will all come to a head in the leaders book, I think. (I cant remember how to spell what the council calls themselves right now) I know I'm keeping this pretty bland which is not normal for me. I do not want to let anything slip with this one. I want everyone who is a fan of these series to read it. It is well worth the read. This by far is the best Christian's Coven book yet!! I just hope we don't have to wait long for the next book in any of the related series, be it the coven, the packs, the demons, the winged beasts or whatever. I don't even read menage stories but I will be if the next book happen to involve Zeus's pack because I don't want to miss any of the crossover plot!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really loved this book. I have waited impatiently for months to hear this adventure, this love story. I loved how we were transported back to how Ceri's curse came to be and I loved the twists that follewed. I was forever wondering what would happen next. my orginal questions were answered, now more stand in their place but this is a good thing because once more I am (im)patiently waiting to see what the next books bring. I truely hope the vampire at the end is Dante, I have grown to love him an I really loved this book. I have waited impatiently for months to hear this adventure, this love story. I loved how we were transported back to how Ceri's curse came to be and I loved the twists that follewed. I was forever wondering what would happen next. my orginal questions were answered, now more stand in their place but this is a good thing because once more I am (im)patiently waiting to see what the next books bring. I truely hope the vampire at the end is Dante, I have grown to love him and he has a soft spot in my heart for his loyality. As for Pan, I hope he is one day reunited with his mates and he may finally have his wish of being with his sons with no big secret over his head. Poor baby Xavier! However I am not attached to him as a character because I did not read Melonee's book (I don't read m/f etc) but I do hope he is found unharmed.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Hc

    Some of the scenes felt jumbled and a bit disconnected. Could have been me... but it felt like short jumping ahead moments. But now that I'm all caught up, even if out of order for the last 3 books I'm definitely wondering what's on the agenda now? For instance the stranger/corpse at the end.. My guess as to who that is but there was no mention or reveal in the Brac Village books. Perhaps that will be coming in Forever Yours to be coming out shortly. As for Ceri.. well certainly got a more in dep Some of the scenes felt jumbled and a bit disconnected. Could have been me... but it felt like short jumping ahead moments. But now that I'm all caught up, even if out of order for the last 3 books I'm definitely wondering what's on the agenda now? For instance the stranger/corpse at the end.. My guess as to who that is but there was no mention or reveal in the Brac Village books. Perhaps that will be coming in Forever Yours to be coming out shortly. As for Ceri.. well certainly got a more in depth look into his character. As for the whys I didn't think they really matched up with previous behavior observed in other books but that's just my opinion. Putting that aside, the fact that even his mate increases the craving was just.. wrong.. but such a twisted little piece of work. The other thing that truely bothered me was Virgil himself! That fickle bitch fate put a mean and torturous brother hater with Mr. bad ass flesh eater himself. This should have been epic seeing one or the other 'somewhat' tame the other but not fully seeing as they are both kind of assholes (as portrayed in all previous books) But all of a sudden through Virgil's eyes its a complete 180 like he's been shafted and fighting himself for years and making us want to root for him like he's always been a good guy but misunderstood. NOPE.. well.. it actually did happen for me but I didn't WANT to because he is/was considered a bad guy for what he did. I just want to move on the the next book and see who the corpse is..

  7. 4 out of 5

    Funkylover

    I have to say this is quite honestly one of Ms Hagen's darkest books to date. I know Rhys' story was entitled "The darker side of love" but damn. As an avid reader of Lynn Hagen's books I have been waiting on Ceri's story with baited breath and she did not disappoint. I am not going to give a review that speaks of spoilers but what I will say is that this had me literally on the edge of my seat. There is intrigue, whole scale murder, destruction, all coupled with the desperate yearning to be who I have to say this is quite honestly one of Ms Hagen's darkest books to date. I know Rhys' story was entitled "The darker side of love" but damn. As an avid reader of Lynn Hagen's books I have been waiting on Ceri's story with baited breath and she did not disappoint. I am not going to give a review that speaks of spoilers but what I will say is that this had me literally on the edge of my seat. There is intrigue, whole scale murder, destruction, all coupled with the desperate yearning to be whole and find love. I found myself asking which is more powerful a dark and evil curse or the desire to be loved. New layers have been added, questions asked that remain unanswered and it has left me wondering has this laid the foundations for a gripping darker more suspense filled period in the subsequent novella's in the interwoven series that accompany this?

  8. 5 out of 5

    Absynthe

    What?!? Isn't there a few chapters of explanation missing? There's references to events that aren't ever narrated. WTF. Why do I keep reading this? I saw the rating and thought by some fluke she'd finally written a good book. But no. This is just a copy of every other book. And it's poorly written, sucks and has plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. Why do I keep reading these?!?!?!? What?!? Isn't there a few chapters of explanation missing? There's references to events that aren't ever narrated. WTF. Why do I keep reading this? I saw the rating and thought by some fluke she'd finally written a good book. But no. This is just a copy of every other book. And it's poorly written, sucks and has plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. Why do I keep reading these?!?!?!?

  9. 5 out of 5

    eleanor

    loved it can't wait for more loved it can't wait for more

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dylan St. Jaymes

    Let's hear it for insomnia. When you can't sleep...read. I’ve been waiting on Ceri to have a book since the day before forever it feels like. I’m super excited for this one you so get the “review as I read” experience for this book. Pre- Read Thoughts: I am Jessie Spannow. “I’m so excited! I’m so excited!” But I am not cracked out on No Doze so it’s okay. I am just genuinely happy that this book is FINALLY here and I can read it. I am a bit apprehensive about it though b/c of Virgil. Look, I am t Let's hear it for insomnia. When you can't sleep...read. I’ve been waiting on Ceri to have a book since the day before forever it feels like. I’m super excited for this one you so get the “review as I read” experience for this book. Pre- Read Thoughts: I am Jessie Spannow. “I’m so excited! I’m so excited!” But I am not cracked out on No Doze so it’s okay. I am just genuinely happy that this book is FINALLY here and I can read it. I am a bit apprehensive about it though b/c of Virgil. Look, I am the QUEEN of loving characters that do reprehensible things (After Stiles and Derek on Teen Wolf, my favorite character is Peter Hale. I preferred Angelus to Angel and Spike (pre-chipped, slayer slayin’ badass Spike) to both of them. Damon Salvatore > Stefan Salvatore. Regina on Once Upon A Time is my queen, I am one of the three Game of Thrones fans who legitimately adores Cersei Lannister. Not Joffrey though…nuh uh honey I cannot get down with Joffrey. Point is, “bad” is not necessarily a deterrent for me. BUT they have to own their mess. There is a difference between “redeeming” a character and “whitewashing” a character. When they're redeemed…they still own their mess. There’s no magical get out jail free card. We don’t get a “reason” for their bad behavior and then act like that makes it all okay. It doesn’t. I am worried that Virgil is about to get whitewashed when, as someone who has read almost every single book in this universe (I skipped Melonee’s book b/c I’m not reading any m/f right now but I’ve read all the other titles in Brac’s Pack, Brac Village, Christian’s Coven, Demon Warriors and The Exiled) I can tell you if a character ever needed redemption it’s Virgil. I haven’t even read any reviews b/c I wanted to be unspoiled. Welp…deep breath, here we go! Thoughts while reading: (view spoiler)[ Okay see we already have a problem. What is her name? How am I supposed to pronounce that?! And this is coming from a woman who, back in the day when I was a student, would always know when, on the first day of school, the teacher had gotten to my name by the look of utter terror and “holy balls how do I pronounce this” that would come over their face. So yeah, I’mma have to call shenanigans on that name. Just for funsies, I turned on the read aloud feature on my Kindle. It got to the name Queen Serentene Espelimbergo and said “nope" Well it’s a bit late for all that Serentene, you already did the do. Oh ew. A dark place? Is that we’re calling it? Yeah, I kidnapped, tortured and attempted to murder you but hey…I was in a dark place. Beyotch please. See Virgil…we are already not getting off on the right foot. I’mma need you to own your mess homie b/c no. That minimizing/justifying/downplaying bull hockey you got going on right now is not gonna fly w/me. Oh, how you doing rape culture, nice to see you make an appearance *sarcasm* Say it with me “My outfit is NOT an invitation. My outfit is NOT consent.” I don’t care if a person goes out in nothing but pasties, a g-string and stripper heels, unless you have their permission, you don’t touch them and what they are or are not wearing is NOT a justification for putting hands in someone else’s cookie jar. 13 pages in and I am getting bad feels about this book :/ Aww mystery human, I want to hug you. Oh we are not going with the “I did it for his own good” defense. Flag on the play. Let the whitewashing commence *disappointed sigh*. Revoke a claim? Wait what? Where did that come from? *blinks* The reason you don’t have your brother is YOU. You are alone b/c of YOU. No one conspired against you, Virgil. You were a mean spirited SOB to everyone who had the misfortune to cross your path so don’t go acting all walking wounded now. MAYBE if you hadn’t been such a psychopath, you wouldn’t be alone right now. Lawd I’m only 19 pages in and I am already 100% done w/Virgil and his self pity. Mario...you done did it now son. Ceri is better than me. The Keeper would make me catch a case. Okay Ceri I do not need to hear about all that. Cannibalism squicks me something awful. Aww snap, it’s on like popcorn! Shelby honey, stop helping lol. The timeline for these books is so confusing :/ Was that a straight answer from Keeper? The Apocalypse must be upon us. Skin fetish? Christian you may be a prince but you just became King of the Understatements with that one. I like you Dante. I don’t know why, but I do lol. Christian knows!!!! OH OH OH OH OH it’s about to go down! Um…so they are really gonna do the thing with the chains, eh? Aww Virgil. Carrying around that much pain and suffering for years (still smh @ the timeline) would drive anyone to desperation. Whoa whoa whoa whoa…they gonna get their freak w/Christian IN THE ROOM?! Voyeurism isn’t a squick for me but getting your groove on with your brother in the room watching? That is um…well, alrighty then. Lawd Jesus Virgil is a virgin. This is going to be one weird loss of virginity/claiming. He’s having a conversation w/Christian while standing over his chained down mate while they are both buck booty naked. I cannot stop laughing. Aww Virgil :( Oh okay well at least they’ll have privacy. *Lights candles and turns on Marvin Gaye* Let’s get it on! VIRGIL WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Oh well I guess it’s okay then. Aww, now I haz a sad :( Aw Lawd have mercy, when it rains it pours. Look here Panahasi, you and your whole dysfunctional family need to call up Oprah and ask her to send Iyanla down so she can fix your lives b/c ya'll mothercluckers need Jesus.. Maverick you and your dream mojo…no good can come from this :/ Okay Ceri, we get it. King Kong ain’t got nothing on you. I know where this is going *smiles* I knew it. Oh oh oh no. Stop the sad. Me no likey the sad. Um Ceri, how you gone be calling Nenya’s daughter a harlot when honey your mama was the ORIGINAL garden utensil? Aww Rhys. I forgot how much I liked you. OMG so much is happening at one time and I cannot function with this level of OMG HOLY WHOA going on. Okay um…and I say this as someone whose earliest tv memory is of General Hospital…this is all starting to get a little too soap opera-ish for me. Yeah see, you write Espelimbergo, but my weird brain somehow turns that into “limburger” and now I’m thinking of stinky cheese. Oh big paternity reveal. Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Days of Our Lives. Panahasi nooo! I call shenanigans. No tea, no shade, but if somebody has to lose a mate in this whole hot mess I vote for Virgil. I like Casey and Drake better than him and I like Panahasi more than Ceri.*Kanye shrug* It's the truth though. THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON. TWINS TWINS TWINS Sidenote: Can someone explain how Melonee ended up w/Cecil and Maverick as parents? I have NEVER understood how Tangee ended up essentially getting his sister shanghaied away from him, especially when he had been working so hard to help his mom out w/her and was such a presence in her life. It sounds like your children are going to catch hell when they start learning how to write their names. TRUST ME I KNOW FROM WHICH I SPEAK. They will not thank you for that when all the little Beth’s and Mike’s in the class are done and they are sweating their way through the 50th letter in their first name. Been there, done that, 0/10 do not recommend. Nero…I try so hard to like you but... *sigh* I am so upset about Dante. SO UPSET. I feel like Azimio’s mom on Glee when she was protesting outside of Principle Figgins’ office with her sign that said “ANGRY”. I need a sign that says ANGRY b/c I am super upset about Dante. OH OH OH…tell me that’s Dante. Please let it be Dante. Wait that’s the end?! HOLY CLIFFHANGERS BATMAN! (hide spoiler)] Post read thoughts: This book was a mixed bag for me. I enjoyed parts of it, but also felt like some it was WAY too far over the top. And this is from a girl who digs her melodrama (seriously, I grew up on Brenda Barrett and Sami Brady and when I think of Sarah Michelle Gellar I don’t think of Buffy…I think of All My Children and when she played Kendall Hart so I LOVE me some melodrama m’kay). I started the book not having any cares to give about Virgil. That held true until about the midway point. I get that he was suffering but what makes it hard for me to offer him unlimited amounts of tea and sympathy is that so much of his suffering was HIS OWN FAULT. He’s alone, but that’s a direct result of HIS actions. He wore crazypants like they were couture fashion and kidnapped and tortured and dang near killed his own brother and then summed up the whole thing with “I was in a dark place”. No honey boo boo child…you were out of your freaking tree. Straight up cuckoo for cocoa puffs cray cray. Own it. Stop making excuses (I sent him to the demon realm to protect him) and stop the pity party b/c ain’t nobody got time for that. You did what you did and are suffering the consequences accordingly. Suck it up and deal. But then, when Ceri and Virgil mated…something weird happened. I almost feel like Virgil became a different character b/c all of the sudden…I liked him. I started to feel, really feel, for him. On the other side of the coin there’s Ceri who is being punished for someone else’s sins. I felt for him from the get go. I wanted him to find a way, by hook or by crook, to lift the curse. I have since learned to be careful what I wish for b/c I just might get it. I didn’t really connect w/Ceri and Virgil as mates. I felt the longing and wanting between them but the “love” part of their love story fell a little flat for me. There is A LOT that goes on in this book and it’s drawing on characters and stories from all across the Brac Universe. I think with this book, you reach the point where none of the books can truly stand alone (meaning you can’t just read The Demon Warriors series or just read Christian’s Coven, ect). The stories and characters are so thoroughly integrated with the events of this story that the individual series’ have just become parts of one big whole. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On one hand things are heating up and the all the strings of the overreaching plot are coming together but on the other hand…I kind of feel like there’s a lot of plot point writing and recycled plot lines starting to happen. And if one more long lost relative comes out of the woodwork or there’s another paternity reveal I am going to start a drinking game. ENOUGH ALREADY. It’s the Sonny Corinthos Syndrome (for those of you who don’t watch General Hospital, Sonny is a character on that show. Every three years give or take, like clockwork, he gains a new, previously unknown to him branch for the family tree. Children he didn’t know he fathered, siblings he didn’t know he had, or long lost loves coming back from the past …or the dead)and it’s a bit too much for me. I’m getting worried that the focus for this Universe is being shifted. With each book it feels like it’s becoming less and less about the mates and their connection and their love stories and becoming more and more about The Big Plot that bridges the divide between all the books in the series. There’s so much outside drama that I feel like the romance and the love stories are taking a bit of a backseat. Ceri wasn’t a bad book, I just kind of feel like it had way too much going on and not enough focus on the MC’s.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kelly H. (Maybedog)

    I am almost positive that Rhys was equally unhappy he had been put to sleep too and hadn't gone willingly. "If he didn't want his girl's ass patted, why did he let her come here with a see-through skirt?"There's so much wrong with that sentence. Where do I begin? Does the author really not hear what she's writing? It continues, "He wanted to end things with her."Criminy. There's no "well that's horrible, what an ass," that follows. One of the men questioned this behavior and was basically told i I am almost positive that Rhys was equally unhappy he had been put to sleep too and hadn't gone willingly. "If he didn't want his girl's ass patted, why did he let her come here with a see-through skirt?"There's so much wrong with that sentence. Where do I begin? Does the author really not hear what she's writing? It continues, "He wanted to end things with her."Criminy. There's no "well that's horrible, what an ass," that follows. One of the men questioned this behavior and was basically told it was reasonable because she was a drama queen. Then later, two men are mugging a woman and the watching vampire thinks: "It was one in the morning, late for her to be out here with her purse, advertising herself as a damned victim. When are humans going to learn."Seriously? There is no legitimate reason for a woman to be outside at one AM? She's to blame if she gets mugged? She should be able to walk around naked outside at four AM in any neighborhood and not be mugged. All the women in this book are evil or weak (one's son is kidnapped but only the fathers and grandfather go searching) and of course the men don't need women because they can get pregnant. This author's sexism is truly horrifying and this is worse than usual. We're at one star for this puppy right now. Women get no respect in these books. Both of these MCs were bad guys in previous books and I'm not that much more enamored with them than I was then. They're watered down, their evils downplayed, ignored, or changed and denied, and yet I still don't like them. He's going to (view spoiler)[claim his mate and then leave him (hide spoiler)] ? Doesn't that destroy the mate? Way too much unrelated to the current story and all about the long plots--several of them--is happening in this but at the same time it's the only thing keeping me reading. The romance is awful. I don't care about either one of them. Here are some of the other plots in this book: (view spoiler)[Kenyon kidnapping Maverick's grandson Ceri's curse and trying to fix it The triad not being able to know that Panahasi's curse then dealing with the fatal consequences The war Maverick dreamed about Jared--death himself--escaping and Panahasi--life itself--disappearing An entire coven being slaughtered by who knows what/whom Someone impersonating important people for various evil things Maverick finding out he has a brother who tries to kill him These things result in mates dying, the underworld going into chaotic anarchy, the long feared Crypt coming back, hell dogs appearing more and more often, etc. and this is a very short book. (hide spoiler)] It was crazy. Vampiress? Not vampire? Seriously? If only women's bellies returned to flatness after giving birth like the men's magically do. 1.25

  12. 4 out of 5

    CB

    Well, I delved into the Bracverse a 2nd time and now there are 121 books - yikes! I loved this Universe the first time I read it several years ago and now I love it more, I really do, but I've only been able to read these series (and I have expanded to all the books that are currently out in each): Brac Pack Christian's Coven Zeus's Pack Demon Warriors The Exiled These are the series that start the Universe. Reading them in order is a must. Each book has it's own love story but there is an underlying Well, I delved into the Bracverse a 2nd time and now there are 121 books - yikes! I loved this Universe the first time I read it several years ago and now I love it more, I really do, but I've only been able to read these series (and I have expanded to all the books that are currently out in each): Brac Pack Christian's Coven Zeus's Pack Demon Warriors The Exiled These are the series that start the Universe. Reading them in order is a must. Each book has it's own love story but there is an underlying story that plays out throughout them all. As you get towards the end of these series, other series come into play and I noticed that, since I did not read them, I missed some of the characters being mentioned (good and bad) but I was still able to follow because the main ones stay the same. One day I WILL buy these and read them all!!! (For the correct order, just look on the Internet for Lynn Hagen Reading Order): Brac Village Shadow Tribe BPNG (Brac Pack Next Generation - Brac Pack kids) The Remus Brothers Wolves of Desire

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tj

    I was very confused. I thought I was up on the series and I guess I was but there are the crossover ones and I am NOT on them and so was really lost at times. I think I followed well given that but unless you are really into all of the different crossovers of this one watch out! I think there were a few issue with the story. Too much was packed into it and so it lost a lot of its romance story. I didn't really feel the chemistry or the "feels" between the two MC's. It seemed that the arch of the I was very confused. I thought I was up on the series and I guess I was but there are the crossover ones and I am NOT on them and so was really lost at times. I think I followed well given that but unless you are really into all of the different crossovers of this one watch out! I think there were a few issue with the story. Too much was packed into it and so it lost a lot of its romance story. I didn't really feel the chemistry or the "feels" between the two MC's. It seemed that the arch of the whole...uhm, series's? plot really dominated the story. This isn't necessarily bad but it really lost its fun appeal with me. I'm not sure I will continue with this series since I'm waaaay behind and now it is getting a little more involved with some other series and etc for me to really devote the time to enjoy it as a whole. Still I did enjoy parts of the read and think if you follow the author it is a good book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    If you ever wanted to see a brooding and tortured soul, you need look no further than Lynn Hagen’s Ceri. The next story in Lynn Hagen’s Christian’s Coven series definitely should be read in chronological order but is a wonderful addition to the series. A broken promise, his sexual escapades and belly full of hate has led Ceri to become something even he struggles to stomach. But there was always these peeks of the man Ceri could and should be that made me love him. Even as he was forced to eat If you ever wanted to see a brooding and tortured soul, you need look no further than Lynn Hagen’s Ceri. The next story in Lynn Hagen’s Christian’s Coven series definitely should be read in chronological order but is a wonderful addition to the series. A broken promise, his sexual escapades and belly full of hate has led Ceri to become something even he struggles to stomach. But there was always these peeks of the man Ceri could and should be that made me love him. Even as he was forced to eat flesh (thankfully Ms. Hagen kept the description of how out of the story), Ceri struggled. I am not sure his brothers or others appreciated just how hard Ceri was struggling to escape his fate. I appreciated the character of the man Ms. Hagen showed us as Ceri’s struggles intensified once he met his mate. I loved the care he showed for Virgil even if he is unable to complete their mating. And poor Virgil, he wanted his mate and intellectually understood why they couldn’t be together, but in his heart felt undeserving. Two men, one seen by others as a monster the other in his heart felt monstrous. As I got to know more about both men, I saw just how well they fit. They understood the darkness in the other and you would think that would not make for a good combination but Ms. Hagen managed to make the combination not only work but work for them. I loved how even as Virgil empowered Ceri’s demons he also gave Ceri the strength to fight. I loved how Ceri gave Virgil something to fight for. I loved seeing Ceri get his happily ever after. I thought Ms. Hagen gave us a well written story full of twists and turns. I am looking forward to where she will take us next in this growing war. Five Shooting Stars !!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather♥

    Holy moly man! Death. Life. Death. Life. So much going on in this book and every coven/pack was affected this time. Really happy we finally got some insight into Ceri's history (every time someone commented about Ceri being a monster it made me want to shout Ceri was cursed, you asshole!) He and Virgil deserved a little happiness and I'd say they're well on their way now :) (view spoiler)[But even if things were strained between Virgil and his brother Ross, and considering Ross was the only othe Holy moly man! Death. Life. Death. Life. So much going on in this book and every coven/pack was affected this time. Really happy we finally got some insight into Ceri's history (every time someone commented about Ceri being a monster it made me want to shout Ceri was cursed, you asshole!) He and Virgil deserved a little happiness and I'd say they're well on their way now :) (view spoiler)[But even if things were strained between Virgil and his brother Ross, and considering Ross was the only other person Virgil ever loved, I have to say I'm a bit surprised his brother wasn't there to offer even a little support about Virgil's mating/pregnancy, especially when Virgil was practically comatose and dying. (hide spoiler)] Few general questions though, if someone could refresh my memory please: 1. How did Ceri find out that Panahasi was his father? He confronted Panahasi about it in one of the other books but I can't remember how Ceri originally found out. 2. How did Virgil find out Ceri was cursed? (view spoiler)[Virgil was in his coma-like state for over a week after he felt his bond severed with Ceri, but when Ceri came back to him Virgil thought it wasn't real because curses didn't magically disappear. If Ceri wasn't allowed to talk about it, how did Virgil know? (hide spoiler)] 3. Why weren't Ceri, Christian and Rhys concerned at all (view spoiler)[that they had been gone for a week (which they had no memory of) and their mates all thought they were dead? How did they explain their absence? (hide spoiler)]

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mnix

    Centuries ago Prince Christian was forced to put his younger twin brothers into a deep, dreamless slumber in order to save the world. Cursed with the need to devour flesh, as well as blood, when he fed Ceridian or Ceri was safer asleep and his twin Rhysdan chose to share his brother’s sentence. Recently awakened the twins are ill prepared to deal with the 21st century. Rhysdan is lucky to find his mate and begin to acclimate whereas Ceri feels equally elated and cursed when he finds Virgil, his o Centuries ago Prince Christian was forced to put his younger twin brothers into a deep, dreamless slumber in order to save the world. Cursed with the need to devour flesh, as well as blood, when he fed Ceridian or Ceri was safer asleep and his twin Rhysdan chose to share his brother’s sentence. Recently awakened the twins are ill prepared to deal with the 21st century. Rhysdan is lucky to find his mate and begin to acclimate whereas Ceri feels equally elated and cursed when he finds Virgil, his own mate. The terms of the curse make Ceri unable to explain to Virgil why they cannot mate or his cravings will double. Virgil has always had a rough time, but this latest twist may break what’s left of his confidence. He doesn’t understand why Ceri refuses to bond with him. Mating wasn’t supposed to bring such pain and sorrow. A clever blend of macabre darkness and desperate desire. The Christian’s Coven series adds another wrinkle with Ceri. The main characters and their love story can be enjoyed by everyone, but an important secondary plotline is part of an arc involving several different series by talented and prolific author Lynn Hagen. High stakes action, passion, and ghoulish curses make Ceri an intense, fierce story. This book was reviewed by Lisa for Joyfully Reviewed (JR), and was provided by the publisher/author at no cost to JR for the purpose of being reviewed.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Katalina

    OMG I have been waiting for this one for ages and when I finally read it I couldn't stop!! Ceridians story is I think one of the most exciting with the unexpected happening at every turn. So much happens in this book, more than any others in this series. It is only in this book that we see how much Ceri really suffers, and how much he truly, hates himself, with the stories before this presenting him as just a monster. This book also didn't just focus on the main couple, it flicked to others that OMG I have been waiting for this one for ages and when I finally read it I couldn't stop!! Ceridians story is I think one of the most exciting with the unexpected happening at every turn. So much happens in this book, more than any others in this series. It is only in this book that we see how much Ceri really suffers, and how much he truly, hates himself, with the stories before this presenting him as just a monster. This book also didn't just focus on the main couple, it flicked to others that we know and love, giving the story way more depth, and en when the ultimate sacrifice is called for, I still refuse to accept what happened. I'm now waiting (impatiently) for the next book for this world as so much is left unresolved. Who is the burned man at the end?is it Dante? Where is Xavier? What happened to Panahasi? Will maverick and Sebastian keep in touch?

  18. 5 out of 5

    Candice

    This was information overload. My heart ached for Ceri and Virgil and I didn't think I could like Virgil. I in fact really did like him a lot. I just felt like, again, there was too much going on. Maverick and Sebastian, Xavier, Dante's coven, etc. I get that this is a melting pot of stories, but I would like more interaction between the two MC's. In this case though, I did like how Ceri and Virgil communicated even when separated. I wanted to know how their bond was growing though. I wanted to This was information overload. My heart ached for Ceri and Virgil and I didn't think I could like Virgil. I in fact really did like him a lot. I just felt like, again, there was too much going on. Maverick and Sebastian, Xavier, Dante's coven, etc. I get that this is a melting pot of stories, but I would like more interaction between the two MC's. In this case though, I did like how Ceri and Virgil communicated even when separated. I wanted to know how their bond was growing though. I wanted to know how Christian was able to hear Ceri when talking with Virgil. Hot damn this shit is like crack, I just keep wanting more. Now, I see that someone named Kory is going to have a book. Oh shit...(view spoiler)[the "corpse" is it Dante? EEK! (hide spoiler)] Yeah, I want that book like PRONTO! Only a couple more weeks though, according to Hagen.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Asteropê

    So not as good as I was hoping or expecting. There was a lot of disconnect. And a lot going on with side-plots that detracted from the Virgil/Ceri storyline. I mean, we did get a better look into what's going on with Ceri, but it was pretty brief in the scheme of things and everything was tied up in a nice little bow by the end, making it all seem sort of anti-climatic. The side plots started to take over the story for me and made this book seem more about that than the two characters it was sup So not as good as I was hoping or expecting. There was a lot of disconnect. And a lot going on with side-plots that detracted from the Virgil/Ceri storyline. I mean, we did get a better look into what's going on with Ceri, but it was pretty brief in the scheme of things and everything was tied up in a nice little bow by the end, making it all seem sort of anti-climatic. The side plots started to take over the story for me and made this book seem more about that than the two characters it was supposed to focus on. I think Lynn Hagen missed an opportunity to write a potentially awesome book given Ceri's curse and the mate dynamics, but it fizzled.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tk

    All I can say is WoW. This book was action packed from the beginning to the end. I think this was my favorite book in any of the connected series. Ceri's story was a long time coming but if anyone deserved a happy ending he did. Bravo Ms. Hagen on a job well done, you have me fired up for the next book. All I can say is WoW. This book was action packed from the beginning to the end. I think this was my favorite book in any of the connected series. Ceri's story was a long time coming but if anyone deserved a happy ending he did. Bravo Ms. Hagen on a job well done, you have me fired up for the next book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved it. I've waited some time now to finally read Ceri's story. It made me very sad to learn that Dante and his entire coven was wiped out, i loved the character of Dante. also i hope that Panahasi will return. It was good to see Maverick in action after all, he is a force to be recon with! Anyway can't wait for the next book. I loved it. I've waited some time now to finally read Ceri's story. It made me very sad to learn that Dante and his entire coven was wiped out, i loved the character of Dante. also i hope that Panahasi will return. It was good to see Maverick in action after all, he is a force to be recon with! Anyway can't wait for the next book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    V

    What a wonderful sequel, so many things happened in this story that if you don't know the whole plot or remember the previews books, the reader won't know what is going on and completely lose their marbles, because you really need a map to guide you through this sequel. I agree with another reader, it's like apocalypse. Terrific sequel. What a wonderful sequel, so many things happened in this story that if you don't know the whole plot or remember the previews books, the reader won't know what is going on and completely lose their marbles, because you really need a map to guide you through this sequel. I agree with another reader, it's like apocalypse. Terrific sequel.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    I've been reading a lot of this author's work lately. Like so many others, I find her stories to be very addictive, even when they are not written well, or littered with errors. Having said that, I did truly enjoy this book and cannot wait to see what will happen next in Brac Village. I've been reading a lot of this author's work lately. Like so many others, I find her stories to be very addictive, even when they are not written well, or littered with errors. Having said that, I did truly enjoy this book and cannot wait to see what will happen next in Brac Village.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    Cari's mate This book was a long time coming and I wasn't disappointed. This book is filled with drama and I intrigue. Characters and plots from previous books are eluded too and new characters are brought forth. Definitely a thrill ride! Cari's mate This book was a long time coming and I wasn't disappointed. This book is filled with drama and I intrigue. Characters and plots from previous books are eluded too and new characters are brought forth. Definitely a thrill ride!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Need the next book... what did i just read???

  26. 5 out of 5

    Felicia

    All I can say is OMG!!!! I have to know what happens next. Please don't let the wait be to long. All I can say is OMG!!!! I have to know what happens next. Please don't let the wait be to long.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lilladii

    This was a very good read. Im ready for the next book! 4.24 stars of goodness

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mirka

    There is nothing happening in 20 books and suddenly WHAM and everything happens at once :D ... but it was VERY good, I can´t wait for more

  29. 4 out of 5

    Galia

    Good Story...I love Ceri, soooo much.

  30. 4 out of 5

    ~SexyBookWorm~

    This book should have been called apocalypse. . because that's what happened! !! Good Lord! For those of us who were getting bored.. there author basically wrote this book and said "Suck It! " This book should have been called apocalypse. . because that's what happened! !! Good Lord! For those of us who were getting bored.. there author basically wrote this book and said "Suck It! "

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