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The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love. Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work sh The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love. Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work should be a refuge, but a job finding missing persons puts her in the crosshairs of a violent gang and a merchant with a taste for blood sport. Reluctantly, Lora turns to the two men in her life for help. Roman — the nephilim — professes to be her soul mate and turns to her when he feels the darkness of nephilim madness descending. But though Lora is drawn to Roman, it is Seth, ex-lover and reborn hellspawn, who Lora must ultimately ask to protect those she loves. Can she trust Seth to save Roman and her adoptive family, or will this be a fatal mistake?


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The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love. Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work sh The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love. Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work should be a refuge, but a job finding missing persons puts her in the crosshairs of a violent gang and a merchant with a taste for blood sport. Reluctantly, Lora turns to the two men in her life for help. Roman — the nephilim — professes to be her soul mate and turns to her when he feels the darkness of nephilim madness descending. But though Lora is drawn to Roman, it is Seth, ex-lover and reborn hellspawn, who Lora must ultimately ask to protect those she loves. Can she trust Seth to save Roman and her adoptive family, or will this be a fatal mistake?

30 review for Chaos Bound

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Fabulous sequel to Chaos Born. This is the second book in this series and just keeps getting better. Probably advisable to start with Chaos Born as events in the previous book have bearings on this story and you will get more information about the world that this author has created. An urban fantasy that's set in Australia full of magic and a very determined heroine. IF you adore snarky and awkward characters with heart then this story about Lora Blackgoat is for you! Lora is a runner working for Fabulous sequel to Chaos Born. This is the second book in this series and just keeps getting better. Probably advisable to start with Chaos Born as events in the previous book have bearings on this story and you will get more information about the world that this author has created. An urban fantasy that's set in Australia full of magic and a very determined heroine. IF you adore snarky and awkward characters with heart then this story about Lora Blackgoat is for you! Lora is a runner working for Gideon Blackgoat and her latest assignment sees her playing bodyguard to a young actress. The only problem is does the girl really need protection or is there something more sinister afoot? Is it possible that young Nicola is about to be involved in something far more dangerous than just having a stalker and can Lora really keep her safe? Even more complications abound in this tale as Lora is still trying to get to grips with her feelings for her old lover Seth. He's always been there for her and yet recently Lora has discovered that Seth has been keeping secrets from her and some of those secrets were about her! He's a former Hellspawn and he knew that Lora was a Nephilim even before she did. Lora has absolutely no intention of being his pawn. As if life wasn't complicated enough there is still the question of Roman. The gorgeous Nephilim works for the Grigori priests and the connection between Lora and Roman is off the charts! Can she trust her feelings for him and more to the point can she trust him? Things take a turn for the worse when Lora is asked to help with a missing person case and pretty soon is obvious that although Lora is usually the hunter this time she just might be the prey! Loved this book! I absolutely adore the character of Lora and in this book we got to see even more of her fiercely loyal, caring side. She's a woman in a harsh world and yet she constantly struggles to rise to any and all challenges. Even when those close to her appear to wish her harm she still give them a second chance. She's brave but not foolish, loving but not stupid and above all else she's a smart woman full of heart. I urge you to start with the first in this series and then just start to enjoy the ride that this talented author is taking us on. Fans of urban fantasy will just love these books and I can't wait to read more about Lora and her men!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

    Welcome back to the Applecross, the melting pot of danger, magic, and the supernatural. Lora, having discovered her full heritage now becomes the target of a father’s wrath, as well as those who would bring her death to receive the bounty it would bring. Snarky, tough as nails and unwilling to show fear, Lora still rushes, full tilt into trouble. Could she also finally be allowed a shared love? How does a girl choose between a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn? Only one truly has no agenda Welcome back to the Applecross, the melting pot of danger, magic, and the supernatural. Lora, having discovered her full heritage now becomes the target of a father’s wrath, as well as those who would bring her death to receive the bounty it would bring. Snarky, tough as nails and unwilling to show fear, Lora still rushes, full tilt into trouble. Could she also finally be allowed a shared love? How does a girl choose between a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn? Only one truly has no agenda and has her back. Will the gang wars ruin Gideon’s business? Will the future leader of the reapers REALLY use his beautiful actress daughter as a political pawn, as he secretly uses Lora to assist in his plot? Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner, having greatly benefited from the amazing world building of its predecessor, Chaos Born,, delves further into Lora, her world and her life. This time, Lora is much more likable, has a much deeper, well-rounded personality with a little less prickle to her tongue. Gideon seems a little quirkier, less self-possessed and Seth and Roman, as part of the almost love triangle become major players filled with surprises for Lora. Although still dark in flavor, Chaos Bound has some smoother edges and a better flow through each bend and twist! Looks like this series is only going to get better and better! I received an ARC edition from Harlequin Enterprises Australia/Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Series: Chronicles from the Applecross, Book 2 Publication Date: December 1, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises Australia/Escape Publishing ISBN: 9780857991072 Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy Page Count: 241 Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  3. 5 out of 5

    Demelza Carlton

    Much like the first book in the series, I didn't want to put this one down, either. Then I reached an ending that was very well-placed, yet still leaving me eager for the next book. No, I don't do spoilers - that's all you'll hear from me on the ending. Lora's back and grumpier than ever, with plenty to make her so. At least she had both Seth and Roman to help her out - and provide plenty to fantasise about - along the way. Finding out more about herself and her heritage, plus those around her, c Much like the first book in the series, I didn't want to put this one down, either. Then I reached an ending that was very well-placed, yet still leaving me eager for the next book. No, I don't do spoilers - that's all you'll hear from me on the ending. Lora's back and grumpier than ever, with plenty to make her so. At least she had both Seth and Roman to help her out - and provide plenty to fantasise about - along the way. Finding out more about herself and her heritage, plus those around her, certainly made for a bumpy ride. As many of the characters were already introduced, the description in this book is noticeably less, letting the action proceed faster and certainly helping me enjoy the story even more. The highlights for me in this book were the monkey and the pervasive, rural red dust...where nothing stays white for long! Just like the first book in this series, five well-deserved stars. Comment |

  4. 5 out of 5

    Novels On The Run

    BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 6th December 2013: RATING: 5 ROMAN, CASPER & SETH STARS! Another awesome escapism had by myself inside Rebekah’s colorful and richly detailed world of The Weald. I do love this series. Rebekah really does paint a wonderful picture in your mind as you are reading. The detail of The Weald with its Victorian Steampunk appeal and it’s old school life combined with her menagerie of colorful characters is a world I love revisiting. Lora Blackgoat is one of my favorite female lead BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 6th December 2013: RATING: 5 ROMAN, CASPER & SETH STARS! Another awesome escapism had by myself inside Rebekah’s colorful and richly detailed world of The Weald. I do love this series. Rebekah really does paint a wonderful picture in your mind as you are reading. The detail of The Weald with its Victorian Steampunk appeal and it’s old school life combined with her menagerie of colorful characters is a world I love revisiting. Lora Blackgoat is one of my favorite female leads. I only really have a handful of female leads that grab me. Lora is always thinking about others and she is such a tough, kickass chick. I smiled crooked, throwing out a single dimple. 'This would be the point where I offer you a last chance before I beat you bloody. But not today.' I pulled the knife from my boot. 'Today you're just in my way.' She also finds herself with a new nickname. Crowhurst grinned at me. 'Heard you picked up a new nickname.' My back teeth automatically clenched. 'I don't want to know.' 'You sure?' I glared at Gideon. 'Do I really have to work with this moron?' She dresses the part and she acts the part. But under the tough exterior is still the heart of a woman that is trying to work it all out with Roman, the Nephilim. Roman gave me an amused smile. 'I can assure you, your honor is safe with me.' I smiled back. 'Oh honey, that ship sailed a long time ago.' Seth has his eyes on Lora but he has damaged the bond they once shared. It is in his nature to think about himself first and he doesn’t really care who he has to go through to get what he wants. Being a hellspawn will do that to you. A hard habit to kick. "Hello, Dimples." Seth leant against a tree trunk, smoking a thin cigarillo. He wore a starchy City Watch uniform under a battered leather greatcoat, a wheellock pistol strapped against one thigh. He smiled at me, teeth white against his dark goatee. A straight razor sat in one hand, the blade angled to the sun. A saddled horse stood a little way off. tethered to a low hanging branch. "Having fun watching the show?" I asked dryly. Seth and I had a long past together; a patchwork of fights, long absences and moments of heated, sexual bliss. Then things had soured between us after I'd discovered he'd been keeping secrets about his past. Wasn't the kind of thing a girl could easily forgive, not when you understood the kind of past he'd been hiding. Things aren’t going well for the beautiful Roman in this installment. Roman was what you'd call broodingly handsome, with black nephilim eyes, pin-pricked with white pupils. His dark hair was cropped short and black rune tattoos marked one side of his face. Once, I'd asked him what the tattoos meant and he'd told me they were a prayer to the One True God, written in the language of angels. Casper , The Collector, is a new addition to this cast of smexi lads and I really like him. He has a cheeky side to him, yet at the same time he is on his own personal mission. There are two unlikely allies in Seth and Casper, a joining of two sides for a mutual benefit. Lora is on her own mission to find The Key of Aldebaran, all the books and destroy them so nobody can know her secret and use it against her. The fun didn't stop there, either. I'd discovered I was the only female of my kind to ever exist. Not something I wanted anyone else to know. Nothing like being a freak to bring out the fanatics. That rotten little book of spells was what had started this whole mess. Casper can help her out. 'So.' His sunglasses turned my way. 'You're the Lora Blackgoat.' I served up a frown. 'Yeah? So?' 'So, nothing , sweet cheeks,' Casper said. 'Just heard some interesting things about you.' 'Interesting?' I returned the grin, flashing my dimples. 'Seems you have me at a disadvantage, since I don't know shit about you. Well, other than the fact you have the same nickname as a cartoon ghost.' 'You think you're pretty funny, yeah?' 'I have my moments.' Casper looked at Seth. 'She's a smarty-pants, isn't she.' He crooked a finger at me. 'Come here.' I drank more beer, suddenly feeling unsure. Casper saw my hesitation. 'Rest assured, my lovely, you can trust old Casper. I've got plenty of women to keep me happy and, quite frankly, you're not my type.' No matter what, trouble always follows Lora around The Weald. There is also a green monkey. 'Not everyone is a villain, Lora.' In between all her man problems she has to do some babysitting that gives Chaos Bound its direction. Ivor Grogan is intent on keeping his actress daughter safe and away from male attentions, unless he is the one choosing the male attention for his own nefarious dealings. It was men like Grogan that denied women the vote, and while I was no suffragette, the injustice made my blood boil enough that I wanted to slap on a protest button and break a few noses. Nicola has her head in the clouds about her daddy. She is not seeing him for the man that Lora sees. That is going to be one rude awakening. I rolled my eyes, 'Nicola Grogan thinks her father walks on water. She lives in a world where unicorns piss rainbows and puppies never die. She thinks her father is over-protective and I'm too cute for words.' Crowhurst and Lora have an interesting working relationship. LOL! 'Anon's balls, Lora. look in the mirror before you answer the door, why don't you. You look like the living dead.' They're filthy things. Maybe someone's got a crush on you, but can't afford flowers.' 'Somehow I doubt it.' I wondered how seriously to take the threat. 'Of course, if it had been spiders... Now that's a threat.' Crowhurst rubbed his chin. 'Then again, bit hard to slit a spider's throat.' We learn more about Rueben aka Crowhurst the Griorwolf, and Gideon Blackgoat is in danger of all his runners jumping ship and heading over to Velkov’s team, The Sisters of No Mercy. ...the honking of oncoming-fucking-disaster. From what I'd heard about Velkov, she was a dirty fighter. If she was speaking any truth, Gideon was in for a nasty bitch-fight. Cloete is having moral issues and Lora is trying to find Roman among all the mayhem. Before it is too late. Can Roman be saved? 'You're the bravest guy I know, Roman, but your pride will kill you.' Is Seth trustworthy? 'You know what.' I stared out the window, memories playing through my head, It had been my twenty-sixth birthday, and Seth had surprised me with a trip to Paris. We'd stayed in a tiny boutique hotel the entire time, only leaving to forage for food and coffee. It was probably the fondest memory I had with Seth. Will Lora’s secret get out? 'Does it not frighten you to know that there are many males here who would see you as an interesting prize?' His gaze slid over my hips. 'Even if you're a little on the plump side.' 'Who are you calling plump?' I raised my voice. 'I'll let you in on a secret: this little kitty has some big fucking claws.' I highly recommend this series. I am rather addicted to Rebekah's world she has created for me to escape into. Rebekah will have you laughing and intrigued all on the same page. A highly imaginative series with a tough kickass chick, colorful characters and two worlds , The Outlands and The Weald that keep me coming back for more. Rebekah is up there with the big names in Urban Fantasy as far as I am concerned. I have just had another satisfied reader I recommended this series to. She gave 5 star reviews for both books. Trust me on this one, you want to pick this series up and give it a go. Michelle

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michelle novelsontherun

    BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 6th December 2013: RATING: 5 ROMAN, CASPER & SETH STARS! Another awesome escapism had by myself inside Rebekah’s colorful and richly detailed world of The Weald. I do love this series. Rebekah really does paint a wonderful picture in your mind as you are reading. The detail of The Weald with its Victorian Steampunk appeal and it’s old school life combined with her menagerie of colorful characters is a world I love revisiting. Lora Blackgoat is one of my favorite female lead BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 6th December 2013: RATING: 5 ROMAN, CASPER & SETH STARS! Another awesome escapism had by myself inside Rebekah’s colorful and richly detailed world of The Weald. I do love this series. Rebekah really does paint a wonderful picture in your mind as you are reading. The detail of The Weald with its Victorian Steampunk appeal and it’s old school life combined with her menagerie of colorful characters is a world I love revisiting. Lora Blackgoat is one of my favorite female leads. I only really have a handful of female leads that grab me. Lora is always thinking about others and she is such a tough, kickass chick. I smiled crooked, throwing out a single dimple. 'This would be the point where I offer you a last chance before I beat you bloody. But not today.' I pulled the knife from my boot. 'Today you're just in my way.' She also finds herself with a new nickname. Crowhurst grinned at me. 'Heard you picked up a new nickname.' My back teeth automatically clenched. 'I don't want to know.' 'You sure?' I glared at Gideon. 'Do I really have to work with this moron?' She dresses the part and she acts the part. But under the tough exterior is still the heart of a woman that is trying to work it all out with Roman, the Nephilim. Roman gave me an amused smile. 'I can assure you, your honor is safe with me.' I smiled back. 'Oh honey, that ship sailed a long time ago.' Seth has his eyes on Lora but he has damaged the bond they once shared. It is in his nature to think about himself first and he doesn’t really care who he has to go through to get what he wants. Being a hellspawn will do that to you. A hard habit to kick. "Hello, Dimples." Seth leant against a tree trunk, smoking a thin cigarillo. He wore a starchy City Watch uniform under a battered leather greatcoat, a wheellock pistol strapped against one thigh. He smiled at me, teeth white against his dark goatee. A straight razor sat in one hand, the blade angled to the sun. A saddled horse stood a little way off. tethered to a low hanging branch. "Having fun watching the show?" I asked dryly. Seth and I had a long past together; a patchwork of fights, long absences and moments of heated, sexual bliss. Then things had soured between us after I'd discovered he'd been keeping secrets about his past. Wasn't the kind of thing a girl could easily forgive, not when you understood the kind of past he'd been hiding. Things aren’t going well for the beautiful Roman in this installment. Roman was what you'd call broodingly handsome, with black nephilim eyes, pin-pricked with white pupils. His dark hair was cropped short and black rune tattoos marked one side of his face. Once, I'd asked him what the tattoos meant and he'd told me they were a prayer to the One True God, written in the language of angels. Casper , The Collector, is a new addition to this cast of smexi lads and I really like him. He has a cheeky side to him, yet at the same time he is on his own personal mission. There are two unlikely allies in Seth and Casper, a joining of two sides for a mutual benefit. Lora is on her own mission to find The Key of Aldebaran, all the books and destroy them so nobody can know her secret and use it against her. The fun didn't stop there, either. I'd discovered I was the only female of my kind to ever exist. Not something I wanted anyone else to know. Nothing like being a freak to bring out the fanatics. That rotten little book of spells was what had started this whole mess. Casper can help her out. 'So.' His sunglasses turned my way. 'You're the Lora Blackgoat.' I served up a frown. 'Yeah? So?' 'So, nothing , sweet cheeks,' Casper said. 'Just heard some interesting things about you.' 'Interesting?' I returned the grin, flashing my dimples. 'Seems you have me at a disadvantage, since I don't know shit about you. Well, other than the fact you have the same nickname as a cartoon ghost.' 'You think you're pretty funny, yeah?' 'I have my moments.' Casper looked at Seth. 'She's a smarty-pants, isn't she.' He crooked a finger at me. 'Come here.' I drank more beer, suddenly feeling unsure. Casper saw my hesitation. 'Rest assured, my lovely, you can trust old Casper. I've got plenty of women to keep me happy and, quite frankly, you're not my type.' No matter what, trouble always follows Lora around The Weald. There is also a green monkey. 'Not everyone is a villain, Lora.' In between all her man problems she has to do some babysitting that gives Chaos Bound its direction. Ivor Grogan is intent on keeping his actress daughter safe and away from male attentions, unless he is the one choosing the male attention for his own nefarious dealings. It was men like Grogan that denied women the vote, and while I was no suffragette, the injustice made my blood boil enough that I wanted to slap on a protest button and break a few noses. Nicola has her head in the clouds about her daddy. She is not seeing him for the man that Lora sees. That is going to be one rude awakening. I rolled my eyes, 'Nicola Grogan thinks her father walks on water. She lives in a world where unicorns piss rainbows and puppies never die. She thinks her father is over-protective and I'm too cute for words.' Crowhurst and Lora have an interesting working relationship. LOL! 'Anon's balls, Lora. look in the mirror before you answer the door, why don't you. You look like the living dead.' They're filthy things. Maybe someone's got a crush on you, but can't afford flowers.' 'Somehow I doubt it.' I wondered how seriously to take the threat. 'Of course, if it had been spiders... Now that's a threat.' Crowhurst rubbed his chin. 'Then again, bit hard to slit a spider's throat.' We learn more about Rueben aka Crowhurst the Griorwolf, and Gideon Blackgoat is in danger of all his runners jumping ship and heading over to Velkov’s team, The Sisters of No Mercy. ...the honking of oncoming-fucking-disaster. From what I'd heard about Velkov, she was a dirty fighter. If she was speaking any truth, Gideon was in for a nasty bitch-fight. Cloete is having moral issues and Lora is trying to find Roman among all the mayhem. Before it is too late. Can Roman be saved? 'You're the bravest guy I know, Roman, but your pride will kill you.' Is Seth trustworthy? 'You know what.' I stared out the window, memories playing through my head, It had been my twenty-sixth birthday, and Seth had surprised me with a trip to Paris. We'd stayed in a tiny boutique hotel the entire time, only leaving to forage for food and coffee. It was probably the fondest memory I had with Seth. Will Lora’s secret get out? 'Does it not frighten you to know that there are many males here who would see you as an interesting prize?' His gaze slid over my hips. 'Even if you're a little on the plump side.' 'Who are you calling plump?' I raised my voice. 'I'll let you in on a secret: this little kitty has some big fucking claws.' I highly recommend this series. I am rather addicted to Rebekah's world she has created for me to escape into. Rebekah will have you laughing and intrigued all on the same page. A highly imaginative series with a tough kickass chick, colorful characters and two worlds , The Outlands and The Weald that keep me coming back for more. Rebekah is up there with the big names in Urban Fantasy as far as I am concerned. I have just had another satisfied reader I recommended this series to. She gave 5 star reviews for both books. Trust me on this one, you want to pick this series up and give it a go. Michelle

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marlene

    Originally published at Reading Reality The Chronicles from the Applecross is a series where it really helps to get in at the very beginning. Fortunately, the beginning is not far away, and is also excellent. If you enjoy multi-faceted urban fantasy starring complicated kick-ass female protagonists, get a copy of Chaos Born right now. Lora Blackgoat is a whole world of fascinating. Chaos Bound picks up right where Chaos Born left off. Lora Blackgoat is a mercenary and an all-purpose “fixer” for th Originally published at Reading Reality The Chronicles from the Applecross is a series where it really helps to get in at the very beginning. Fortunately, the beginning is not far away, and is also excellent. If you enjoy multi-faceted urban fantasy starring complicated kick-ass female protagonists, get a copy of Chaos Born right now. Lora Blackgoat is a whole world of fascinating. Chaos Bound picks up right where Chaos Born left off. Lora Blackgoat is a mercenary and an all-purpose “fixer” for the Blackgoat Guild in the magical borderland called the “Weald”. From there, it is possible to cross into our own non-magical world, the “Outlands” and bring back luxury goods. Lora is particularly fond of sports bras and expensive boots. She also has the unique ability to make mechanical items function in the Weald, and make magic spells work in the Outlands. Lora doesn’t know why, but then, Lora doesn’t know her own heritage, either. She was a foundling, adopted and raised by the satyr Gideon Blackgoat and the otherkin Orella Warbreeder, but she’s never known what she herself is. She looks human, but knows she probably isn’t. She also looks like a Witch Hunter, but doesn’t have the talents that go with that appearance. Lora also detests the practices of the Witch Hunter Guild. They have a tendency to massacre suspected dark path practitioners first, and ask questions later, if it all. In Chaos Bound, Lora finds herself trapped between multiple sets of opposing forces. A competing mercenary company tries to muscle Gideon out of business. This sounds like simple business competition, but it sparks a blood-soaked chain reaction that nearly leads to a purge of all magic practitioners. Lora is contracted to bodyguard a young actress, and the consequences of her assignment start a blood feud between the shapechanging griorwolves and a drugrunning gang of cuthroats and slavers. In the middle of all of this, Lora discovers that the reason she has such unusual magical abilities is that she is something that has not been seen in millenia, if ever; she is a female nephilim. And that too many people (using loose definitions for the word “people”) want to control her power for their own ends. Not that she is remotely willing to let them. Unfortunately, one of those people is her ex-lover. Who neglected to mention his own past as ex-hellspawn. Or that he is in the center of several of the recent power plays, trying to decide which one will benefit him the most. The Applecross is a very complicated, and deadly place. It is awesome to read about, but I wouldn’t want to live there. Escape Rating B+: Chaos Bound (and also Chaos Born) are totally Lora’s show. Both books are told from Lora’s first-person perspective, and it’s her voice all the way. In other books this device falls flat, because the head you’re stuck in has to be an interesting head, and the perspective has to be informed enough that it doesn’t feel naive or stupid. Lora is completely awesomesauce. Even when she doesn’t know what she’s doing, she’s still kicking ass and taking names. Yes, she has low moments, and sad moments, and times when she gets overwhelmed, but she picks herself back up. She doesn’t wait to be rescued. She also goes off in the complete wrong direction a few times, but she keeps moving forward. Or occasionally ass-backward. But moving. This is urban fantasy rather than paranormal romance. However, there is what feels like an obligatory romantic triangle in here, and I kind of wish it had been played down even more than it was. It feels like there’s going to be a showdown at some point, but I wish that the romance wasn’t tied into it. Or that the triangular aspects of the romance weren’t tied into it. Not every urban fantasy needs a romantic triangle. There is more than enough tension building in Lora’s life without one. But, about the two “gentlemen” and their history, outside the nascent romance? Seth Hallow is ex-hellspawn, and he seems to have been in the Applecross and the Outlands since he got his ejection notice, a looooong time ago. Lora (and this reader) would love to know how many fingers he’s had in how many pies since the dawn of time. He’s been a busy boy. Her other suitor is the nephilim, Roman. He’s probably been around a few decades, or maybe centuries, too. There’s serious history waiting to be explored. But the story is all about Lora. Where did she come from? It’s more than obvious that Gideon and Orella are keeping secrets about her origins. (So is Seth) Every time Lora finds out more, it’s because one of those secrets has just bitten her in the ass. I would love to know why the cover picture is the guy in torment? The Chronicles of the Applecross are absolutely Lora’s story from beginning to end. And it’s one hell of an absorbing story! I hope we get some more soon, because while this installment came to a definite conclusion, Lora’s journey is far from over.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Blood Rose Books

    You will need to read the first book within this series Chaos Born as this book really sets up the world that Turner has created as well as where Lora Blackgoat fits into it. It is a good read for those who want something a little different in the Urban Fantasy genre as it has a elements of fantasy and steampunkness to it. Rebekah Turner is back with a whole new Lady Lora Blackgoat adventure, and this time Lora is being attacked on all fronts that she doesn't know who she can trust and rely on: L You will need to read the first book within this series Chaos Born as this book really sets up the world that Turner has created as well as where Lora Blackgoat fits into it. It is a good read for those who want something a little different in the Urban Fantasy genre as it has a elements of fantasy and steampunkness to it. Rebekah Turner is back with a whole new Lady Lora Blackgoat adventure, and this time Lora is being attacked on all fronts that she doesn't know who she can trust and rely on: Lady Lora Blackgoat is a well-known mercenary and smuggler, though lately most of the jobs had dried up as the partners that she has worked with tend to die and well other people seem to as well. she didn't earn the new nickname White Death for nothing (previously known as Chopper). When a job has her watching one of the top mobster's daughter should be an easy gig (and the only one she seems to be able to get) but when there is an attempt on her life, Lora's world is about to spin out of control. She is being attacked on all angles by both friends and foe. To top everything off there is something sinister happening in The Weald, where people are going missing and a new deadly drug has appeared. When Lora’s sometime partner Crowhurst’s "friend" goes missing Lora is about to encounter the most violent gang in The Weald and their love of blood. This was a great follow up to the first book and I personally liked this book better than the first. I think with the first one we are just getting to know Lora and understand the world she lives in, that at times the plot suffered a bit and there were quite a few slow parts. However, the world building in the first book was really well done, and needed to done in order to understand the novel at all. This allows for the second book to be plot and story driven with Lora's missions and assignments being front and center. This means that means this one was faster paced, interesting and made me want to read more and more. Although some of the ideas within the plot I have read in other book, Turner is really able to put her own spin on them especially as the events take place in The Weald, which makes them still very interesting, entertaining and great to read. Lora is a great main character, while I think she may be a bit guy crazy (I appreciate that Turner does not have pages and pages of romance or sex scenes), I liked that in this book she is realizing that maybe some guys are not good for her, even those that she has known for a long time. Dare I say it, she may be growing up (Lora may disagree with me though). I love Lora's grit, determination, persistence and loyalty, all of which are tested within this novel. Lora also acts as her own comic relief in the book for some of the situations that she seems to get herself in as well as the jokes that she makes, which often occur at inappropriate times. We do not get to see any new additional powers that Lora may gain the more that she learns about herself, but Lora as a character in general really grows in this book. I do not think that the secondary characters have been developed enough yet. As the book is told from Lora's point of view (which I totally support) there are certain aspects about all of the secondary characters that we lack information on. I think that Turner will eventually flesh these out the more books that she has in this series, as in this book we were able to learn more about Seth and Crowhurst so I think that this will be a trend from book to book. This was a great follow-up novel and it seems the more I read by Turner the more I enjoy her world and characters. I'm a big fan of Lora and while this book does not really leave you with a cliff hanger there are so many unanswered questions about Lora that I will be sure to pick up the third book. Enjoy!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sadie Forsythe

    I really love Rebekah Turner's sense of humour, which in turn means I enjoy Lora's quips and comebacks. I simply enjoyed the experience of reading about Lora and her friends. I also liked that, while there is a little romance, it takes a major backseat, letting the adventure and Lora's frustrations take the spotlight. I'll admit that I didn't love Chaos Bound quite as much as Chaos Born, but that's often the case with sequels. Lora just seemed to have more irons in the fire here and it left me f I really love Rebekah Turner's sense of humour, which in turn means I enjoy Lora's quips and comebacks. I simply enjoyed the experience of reading about Lora and her friends. I also liked that, while there is a little romance, it takes a major backseat, letting the adventure and Lora's frustrations take the spotlight. I'll admit that I didn't love Chaos Bound quite as much as Chaos Born, but that's often the case with sequels. Lora just seemed to have more irons in the fire here and it left me feeling a little distracted, because nothing got much attention before skipping off to something else. This makes for a fast-paced novel, but little in-depth exploration of any single theme. However, it did all tie together in the end. I also thought that we weren't given enough interaction with Roman, considering how important his character was to Lora. I suppose I could say the same for Seth. This is, of course, just personal opinion though. As I said, I generally really enjoyed the book. The writing and editing was good. Like book one, there were a number of missing words. Part of me wonders if some of this is because the author is Australian. I have a friend, for example, who always says I "I went to hospital" instead of "I went to the hospital." This is a linguistic difference between where she grew up and were I grew up. Neither is necessarily wrong. So, hard to be certain, but I felt like there were the occasional missing words. Also like book one, the world-building is still a little weak. It's an interesting world, for sure, but it's unclear how it relates to the real-world and I would really like to know more about this. While the book isn't a precipitous cliffhanger, as is so common these days, it isn't a stand alone book either. Lora faces a couple challenges in this book and she deals with them. But there are a number of open threads left, so the reader is still left wanting at the end. I suppose what I'm saying is that the books in this series are each an episodes in a larger story, as opposed to their own, individual, self-contained stories. Don't go in expecting to finish with all the answers. This isn't a criticism, just a comment on the type of series it is. All in all, I will definitely be looking for the next book in the series and any new works by Ms. Turner.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie Zelos

    Chaos Bound.Chronicles from the Applecross 2. Rebekah Turner Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews. I struggled a bit with book one, its such a very different world within a world with characters that span species that it was difficult for me to fully engage with them. I found though on picking up this book that I’d taken in more than I though and everything came together far better for me. Lora – flawed heroine, she's learning things about her heritage she never envisaged, and its putting her i Chaos Bound.Chronicles from the Applecross 2. Rebekah Turner Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews. I struggled a bit with book one, its such a very different world within a world with characters that span species that it was difficult for me to fully engage with them. I found though on picking up this book that I’d taken in more than I though and everything came together far better for me. Lora – flawed heroine, she's learning things about her heritage she never envisaged, and its putting her into danger. Well, danger is part of her everyday life as a Runner, but even more so now that people may want her – or her blood- for the power. Roman and Seth are still around, Seth is a past lover and wants more – and though Lora would have loved that at one time she's seen another side to him now – and then there's Roman. Nephilm who thinks he's her soul-mate – that's a relationship forbidden though by the Grigori masters who control the Nephilm, so they have to be very careful. Then she's tasked with what seems like a simple job of finding a missing person – and of course its never as simple as it seems, and Lora gets drawn into life threatening danger once again. Its again a novel of non stop action, every word counts, every tiny bit of each plot adds something to the overall one, and Lora is struggling to put all the pieces together and keep herself alive. It seems everyone wants her for something, and most of them aren't too bothered whether she's alive. Its a climatic ending, with her getting involved in a blood sports game where she's the prey! And all the while trying to protect her family and help those she loves. I really felt I'd got to grips with the world of Applecross in this book, found it easier to work out the layers of hierarchy and where the varies people fit. I'm looking forward to more – I want to know what happens with them all next, and if Lora goes forward with Roman – and how she can do that – or if she goes back to Seth. Priced at £3.11/$5.01 for 241 pages its one with enough detail to bear multiple re reads. Stars: loved it – five. ARC supplied via Netgalley

  10. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    For those who don’t know but I really enjoyed Chaos Born, the first book in this series and it was definitely followed by a solid second book!! I was completely sucked into The Weald all over again. There is action galore, danger at every turn and frustration at times as well. But as usual, Lora, the unlikely heroine, stumbles, fights, hexes and shoots her way through to the very end. She follows her first instinct and somehow she manages to slip through to get her job done. Lora is still buildin For those who don’t know but I really enjoyed Chaos Born, the first book in this series and it was definitely followed by a solid second book!! I was completely sucked into The Weald all over again. There is action galore, danger at every turn and frustration at times as well. But as usual, Lora, the unlikely heroine, stumbles, fights, hexes and shoots her way through to the very end. She follows her first instinct and somehow she manages to slip through to get her job done. Lora is still building a less than stellar reputation, but she manages to go to the next job without hesitation. She wants to change her reputation and prove that she can do her job without complications. She is running two cases: a bodyguard job and a missing persons. She soon realises that things are out of her hands and all hell breaks loose in Applecross. Lora was her stunning self, still has the limp but her heart is pulling in different directions. She likes Roman but is unsure if she can trust Seth. She has growing feelings for Roman as well and is not sure what to do about it. She pushes it all aside to get her job done and will not sit back and let others do the dirty work. I love how she is willing to throw herself into danger no matter the cost and does it constantly. She always comes up with plans, which are not always good. You can never fault her loyalty but you can count on Lora and her smart-assed comments! Rebekah Turner has a knack of sucking you into a fantasy world, with a dodgy heroine who captures your attention. She introduced some new characters who fleshed out the plot even more and I was fully immersed in this story until the final page. I’m hoping for more in this series, because Lora’s story is far from finished and it is definitely one of my favourite series to date! I received a copy of this book from Harlequin Australia, in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I might give this as high as a 3.5--I generally liked the various characters, there was plenty of action when called for, and the story functioned essentially as a standalone tale. That said, I had a hard time establishing a clear picture of the world-building, perhaps because I haven't read the first book. If this were pure urban fiction, where supernatural elements just happen to be present in our modern-day world, this would not have been an issue. But Applecross's residents live in The Weald I might give this as high as a 3.5--I generally liked the various characters, there was plenty of action when called for, and the story functioned essentially as a standalone tale. That said, I had a hard time establishing a clear picture of the world-building, perhaps because I haven't read the first book. If this were pure urban fiction, where supernatural elements just happen to be present in our modern-day world, this would not have been an issue. But Applecross's residents live in The Weald, some area occupied by both supernaturals and humans that connects to, but is separate from, our modern world, and I just couldn't get a clear read on it. It seems to have something of the Old West about it, with horses being the primary form of transport, gas lights used for illumination, and corsets being de rigueur for the voteless female population. Yet the main character, Lora, runs around in button ups, jeans, and even a Metallica t-shirt with little more than the occasional comment. I just couldn't settle in my head what that mix of past and present was supposed to look like. Otherwise, the story itself was entertaining and provided both an advancement of the underlying female nephilim story arc as well as a separate case involving a drug-running street gang. Even though I haven't read the first book, I never felt lost with what was going on, other than taking a little longer to catch on to all the various characters' relationships. I was a little surprised with the restrained nature of the romantic element of the book, but that's not a knock--I just have come to expect much more graphic content these days. I received this ARC from NetGalley.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I gave it 3.5/5 stars CHAOS BOUND did a good job of continuing the story that started in CHAOS BORN. I felt like we went in to the story with a good grasp on who Lora is and what she does. The 'powers' that Lora has grown a bit in CHAOS BORN. There was one particular part in the story towards the end that had my mouth dropping open in response to. I really ended up disliking how the men in the story treated Lora. She is so independent and head strong but they are able to make life changing decisi I gave it 3.5/5 stars CHAOS BOUND did a good job of continuing the story that started in CHAOS BORN. I felt like we went in to the story with a good grasp on who Lora is and what she does. The 'powers' that Lora has grown a bit in CHAOS BORN. There was one particular part in the story towards the end that had my mouth dropping open in response to. I really ended up disliking how the men in the story treated Lora. She is so independent and head strong but they are able to make life changing decisions for her and I hated it. I would have liked to see more of Roman and his background. I also would have liked to see more of Seth, his background and why he was now who he is. I don't feel like I can make a total opinion of him until I get it. Thankfully the love triangle wasn't dramatic or played out too long. I didn't have a preference on who Lora ultimately ended up with but I am happy with how everything played out. I enjoyed the Griorwolf storyline and the new characters that it introduced. I didn't feel that there was any additional world building in CHAOS BOUND which was OK but I wouldn't have minded seeing more of Applecross. The series so far has been pretty interesting and original and brings lots of action and suspense to the table. I am hoping that there are more books planned in the Chronicles of Applecross series because I feel like we still need more and there is more to be said. Anyone else feel that way? * This book was provided free of charge from the Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amy A

    4.5 Chaos Bound begins a couple of months afterChaos Born. Lora is still (not)dealing with the revelations about her past. She would just like for everything to go back to how it once was. She's still angry with Seth as well. The bright spot is that she's been spending more time with Roman and she thinks there may be something there. Trouble starts when one of Lora's assignments requires her to attend a party where griorwolf goes crazy and attacks the guests. When Roman comes to Lora's defense, L 4.5 Chaos Bound begins a couple of months afterChaos Born. Lora is still (not)dealing with the revelations about her past. She would just like for everything to go back to how it once was. She's still angry with Seth as well. The bright spot is that she's been spending more time with Roman and she thinks there may be something there. Trouble starts when one of Lora's assignments requires her to attend a party where griorwolf goes crazy and attacks the guests. When Roman comes to Lora's defense, Lora knows the berserker rage is upon him, and wants to help him no matter what. On the other hand Lora needs to figure out how a griorwolf got into the party to begin with. What starts out as a simple assignment leads Lora through another twisted mystery that hopefully she'll come out of alive. This series has been a delightful surprise for me. I really enjoyed Chaos Born and Chaos Bound follows in the same thread. I love the gray area that everybody seems to inhabit. No one is completely void of mistakes and problems, althoug Lora does seem to have more than most. She still is very capable of her job and able to look out for herself even if everyone around her questions that. Lora has a lot on her plate this time around, but Turner manages to balance all the twists and turns wonderfully. Nothing ever seems confusing. Now there's just the problem of waiting for another book to come out! *Arc provided by NetGalley for an honest review

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Hang on for the ride… It’s a good read with lots of action, great characters and an urban fantasy setting. I think it would be a much better read if I started at the beginning of the series, Chaos Born. The author does a good job on filling the reader in on the backstory, but I get the feeling (and from looking at some of the existing reviews) that I would have been even more enthralled if I had read Chaos Born first. So, that’s next on my list – probably followed by a re-read of this one. The her Hang on for the ride… It’s a good read with lots of action, great characters and an urban fantasy setting. I think it would be a much better read if I started at the beginning of the series, Chaos Born. The author does a good job on filling the reader in on the backstory, but I get the feeling (and from looking at some of the existing reviews) that I would have been even more enthralled if I had read Chaos Born first. So, that’s next on my list – probably followed by a re-read of this one. The heroine, Lora Blackgoat, is probably not someone you’d bring home to mother – unless mother was Lara Croft. Then there’d be some real bonding… The heroes, no, Dad wouldn’t approve of them, either. Even if he was Indiana Jones. Even entering on book 2 the world-building is outstanding – both complex and consistent. There are definitely a LOT of players, not quite enough to require you to take notes but still – there are multiple races, each with their own powers and power structures, and multiple characters with their own agendas and secrets and plots. It’s a lot to keep straight, but worth the effort. It’s pretty obvious that there are more books planned. And that’s a good thing. Chronicles from the Applecross series Chaos Born Chaos Bound My only caveat – and it’s personal and silly – is the Applecross name. To me it sounds like a bonnet romance filled with blushing Amish women (and men), rather than a swashbuckling story with swords and demons. Copy received from Netgalley and publisher for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eva Millien

    The second book in the Chronicles of Applecross is an action packed magical adventure. Having just recovered from the last threat to her life, Lora hasn’t even begun to fix the mess of having a hellspawn and nephilim as potential lovers. Now, Lora’s troubles seem to escalate when she takes on a missing person case that puts her in the cross hairs of a violent gang with a penchant for blood sport. The author’s fantasy world is intriguing and fascinating with its strong characters and multiple conf The second book in the Chronicles of Applecross is an action packed magical adventure. Having just recovered from the last threat to her life, Lora hasn’t even begun to fix the mess of having a hellspawn and nephilim as potential lovers. Now, Lora’s troubles seem to escalate when she takes on a missing person case that puts her in the cross hairs of a violent gang with a penchant for blood sport. The author’s fantasy world is intriguing and fascinating with its strong characters and multiple conflict storyline. The plot is fast paced and flows smoothly from one event to the next keeping the reader well entertained. The action and suspense of the story engages the readers’ imagination and keeps them on the edge of their seat. All the characters are compelling and add to the story bringing Applecross to life, but Lora’s tough as nails attitude that clearly clashes with real life adds depth and intrigue to the story. And the emotional turmoil of Lora’s love life and having to deal with hiding what she truly is makes the story believable and enjoyable. The author has created a complex world with multiple conflicts without confusing the readers or the timing of any of the events involved. I actually found the second book more entertaining than the first and I can’t wait for next adventure in this complex world.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Satarupa

    I got this book from the author and publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side, for being a tour host of the blog tour of Chaos Bound. Firstly I would like to thank the author and the tour organizers for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book. OH.MY.GOD!!! What a great read !!! I loved book 1 - Chaos Born and I just fell in love with this book.This sequel is great and I really loved the ending though it made me want the next installment ve I got this book from the author and publisher, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side, for being a tour host of the blog tour of Chaos Bound. Firstly I would like to thank the author and the tour organizers for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book. OH.MY.GOD!!! What a great read !!! I loved book 1 - Chaos Born and I just fell in love with this book.This sequel is great and I really loved the ending though it made me want the next installment very much and I just can't help it. The characters are developed and great as well but I think that Lora outshone the others completely. She is strong, confident and a bad-ass heroine who is adorable yet fierce and that's a deadly combo !!! Seth is drool worthy as usual but I loved Roman a lot and he was just awesome-sauce. The action scenes are great and the mystery regarding the missing person and the truth behind it really kept me hooked in. Another great suspenseful point is Lora's actual identity and her true background. The fabulous world building is another positive point here that really intrigued me. The writing style of the author is great as well and I really liked the detailed descriptions that we got here. Over all a great read that I would definitely recommend to all of you and hope that you'll like it as much as I did. Enjoy reading folks !!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Book and The Harlot's Blog

    While this is the second book in this series, I have yet to read the first, but I will be rectifying that as soon as I can. You can read these together or stand alone, the first book offers some more background into what’s happening and the characters. Lora is a kickass heroine. “White Death” is how she’s aptly named and she’s earned that title over and over again. She is one hard a** woman but she has a penchant for getting herself into life threatening situations. the latest one hits a little c While this is the second book in this series, I have yet to read the first, but I will be rectifying that as soon as I can. You can read these together or stand alone, the first book offers some more background into what’s happening and the characters. Lora is a kickass heroine. “White Death” is how she’s aptly named and she’s earned that title over and over again. She is one hard a** woman but she has a penchant for getting herself into life threatening situations. the latest one hits a little close to home and she has to turn to the two men she’s closest to, to protect her family. But can she trust them? First of all, these are usually not my normal read. It’s a post-apocalyptic, paranormal, romance, with just a little fantasy put in there for good measure. But, don’t let that fool you, I loved it! The characters are so well developed you could expect them to hop out of my kindle at any second, while some areas could use a little work with word flow, it was still an awesome read. Plus, Seth and Roman are the two man hotties in this book. Both are sexy and completely swoon worthy enough to make your toes curl. If you’re a fan of Urban Fantasy you’ll love both Chaos Bound and Chaos Born, which I will be reading as soon as I can.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say after reading Chaos Born, I guess to be honest I was sort of seeing a flop with the sequel. I was pleasantly surprised. We have all of our old characters back, Lora our part angel, Roman the regulator, Seth the previous hellspawn, Gideon the Saytar, Orella (not one hundred percent sure of her), Reuben our wolf, and a few new ones added along the way. We meet more of the wolves, see Lora's father, learn what is go I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say after reading Chaos Born, I guess to be honest I was sort of seeing a flop with the sequel. I was pleasantly surprised. We have all of our old characters back, Lora our part angel, Roman the regulator, Seth the previous hellspawn, Gideon the Saytar, Orella (not one hundred percent sure of her), Reuben our wolf, and a few new ones added along the way. We meet more of the wolves, see Lora's father, learn what is going on with Roman's new job and the challenges of the Beserker curse, Seth reveals he has more faces than even Lora thought possible. And we travel back to the outlands where Lora learns some interesting things. of course added to all of that we get introduced to a "bratty actress" who isn't all she seems, her evil daddy, The reaper gang, and even a rival runner business trying to take Gideon's business from him. Throw in civil wars, Lora realizing and maybe accepting more of who she is, a green monkey, and an alchemist messing with drugs and chemicals and you get a book that is page turning, addictive, and continuously making you question what will happen next.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kathylill

    I have to say this was a really cool dark paranormal / urban fantasy novel, well written, with an interesting intricate world, numerous interesting characters and a captivating story in the style of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series. Our MC Lora Blackgoat is a mercenary in a world full of magic and supernatural beings. I haven’t read the prequel in this series, so I was at times quite overwhelmed by the entire paranormal personage but in the course of the story a lot of mysteries cleared up, we I have to say this was a really cool dark paranormal / urban fantasy novel, well written, with an interesting intricate world, numerous interesting characters and a captivating story in the style of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series. Our MC Lora Blackgoat is a mercenary in a world full of magic and supernatural beings. I haven’t read the prequel in this series, so I was at times quite overwhelmed by the entire paranormal personage but in the course of the story a lot of mysteries cleared up, were explained or simply didn’t matter too much. There are a lot of characters and sub characters, supernatural species, official and secret orders, and they make up a bizarre and intriguing world, which is full of possibilities. I liked Lora a lot; she has a deep, well rounded personality, and is snarky enough to make it entertaining. Lora is an eccentric heroine with flaws. She's not the friendliest character but she is smart, loyal and brave. She might wobble on her path but she won't fall down. This series is definitely worth a read. With thanks to netgalley for providing me with a copy.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Love Africa Book Club

    First of all, I should mention that I didn't read the first book in the series, Chaos Born, but I managed to get the gist of this story line pretty quickly. So you can read these stories individually or in sequence. Your choice. This is a kind of post-apocalyptic / futuristic / paranormal / fantasy about demons and half-angels. Not my usual fare, but this story surprised me and I loved it. From the start you're pulled into a well-developed world and the story telling is great with the first-person First of all, I should mention that I didn't read the first book in the series, Chaos Born, but I managed to get the gist of this story line pretty quickly. So you can read these stories individually or in sequence. Your choice. This is a kind of post-apocalyptic / futuristic / paranormal / fantasy about demons and half-angels. Not my usual fare, but this story surprised me and I loved it. From the start you're pulled into a well-developed world and the story telling is great with the first-person POV. The action just kept coming. Lora is one helluva kick-ass heroine, earning herself the nickname of White Death. The storyline is suspenseful with political wrangling and betrayals and even a love triangle. While this was an enjoyable read, there were still some questions left unanswered at the end and you will have to pick up the next book in the series to get a satisfactory conclusion. Would I recommend this book? Yes? Would I read this author again? Yes. If you love Urban Fantasy, you'll love this. Go and pick up a copy. Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shannon L. Gonzalez

    Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner A nuanced thrill ride of paranormal proportions! Chaos Bound is the sequel to Chaos Born which introduced heroine Lora Blackgoat. This continues with the ever changing factions of Nephilim, Hellspawn, Grigori and of course down and out bad guys. Add in Mafia-type powers and corrupted government officials to round out this all star cast of characters that keep this story moving as Lora discovers clues to her real identity. Rebekah Turner created a detailed world rich i Chaos Bound by Rebekah Turner A nuanced thrill ride of paranormal proportions! Chaos Bound is the sequel to Chaos Born which introduced heroine Lora Blackgoat. This continues with the ever changing factions of Nephilim, Hellspawn, Grigori and of course down and out bad guys. Add in Mafia-type powers and corrupted government officials to round out this all star cast of characters that keep this story moving as Lora discovers clues to her real identity. Rebekah Turner created a detailed world rich in color and flavor. Her story doesn’t just reside in this world, but fully encompasses it. Lora’s antics as a sleuth and butt-kicking savior keep the adventures rolling. It was a highly entertaining read with the promise of more to come. The plot layers were intertwined so expertly that the reader doesn’t see the wizard behind the curtain. Overall an excellent tale of adventure, romance and paranormal fantasy all rolled into one. A five star story worth reading! To see other works by Rebekah Turner visit her website at: http://rebekahturner.net/

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mauaqui

    A futuristic tale featuring Lora Blackfoot, a mercenary and smuggler. She is 1/2 angel and 1/2 human, which makes her blood a high priced commodity to the Key of Aldebaran. She is also known as White Death because coworkers seem to die on her, along with a client or two. Normally I would not read futuristic, supernatural what ever this is, but because I received this as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I hunkered down to read, because I honor my commitments. I figured I wa A futuristic tale featuring Lora Blackfoot, a mercenary and smuggler. She is 1/2 angel and 1/2 human, which makes her blood a high priced commodity to the Key of Aldebaran. She is also known as White Death because coworkers seem to die on her, along with a client or two. Normally I would not read futuristic, supernatural what ever this is, but because I received this as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I hunkered down to read, because I honor my commitments. I figured I was going to be biased against it because this was not my favorite genre. BUT, before I knew it I was involved in this story of treachery, politically bad bedfellows, missing persons and the rehabilitation of a nephilim lover. I will buy book 1 and hopefully there will be a three because there are too many questions left unanswered. There is torture, drug injections and an illegal battle arena. Just a little gore, in case you don't want your minors reading this. Great read!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Lora works for Blackgoat Watch, a quasi PI and body protection agency. She lives in The Weald, which as I understand after reading Chaos Bound, (not having read the first book) is a magic filled realm which which mirrors the early 1800's. At first I thought this might be steam punk, but there was no mechanicals or other gadgets. There is the Outlands which mirrors contemporary times. Lora is trying to do her job, save her uncle's business, find out more about her heritage and keep the knowledge Lora works for Blackgoat Watch, a quasi PI and body protection agency. She lives in The Weald, which as I understand after reading Chaos Bound, (not having read the first book) is a magic filled realm which which mirrors the early 1800's. At first I thought this might be steam punk, but there was no mechanicals or other gadgets. There is the Outlands which mirrors contemporary times. Lora is trying to do her job, save her uncle's business, find out more about her heritage and keep the knowledge that she is the only female nephilim in existence secret because it would endanger her. I was able to understand what was going on, but would recommend book 1 first. I enjoyed the world building, the non-stop action and variety of characters. So while I liked the book, I just don't feel a connection to the characters that would make me race to get the next one out. I got my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    I read Chaos Bound before Chaos Born...which was probably a mistake on my part. However, I fell into the story pretty easily and can categorically say - I LOVE LORA. She's brilliant, badass and grumpy as hell. Perfect real heroine. The love triangle annoyed me slightly...particularly because the emotions were a bit wishy-washy for me and I didn't fall in love or hate the characters as Lora did. Again, this could be from the fact I haven't actually read the first book yet! I feel like there's way I read Chaos Bound before Chaos Born...which was probably a mistake on my part. However, I fell into the story pretty easily and can categorically say - I LOVE LORA. She's brilliant, badass and grumpy as hell. Perfect real heroine. The love triangle annoyed me slightly...particularly because the emotions were a bit wishy-washy for me and I didn't fall in love or hate the characters as Lora did. Again, this could be from the fact I haven't actually read the first book yet! I feel like there's way more to come in this series as the plot didn't really kick off as I expected although there was an absolute STELLAR battle at the end. Visionary in fact - and I don't throw that word around lightly. All in all, one for the paranormal fans. I will definitely be following this series...first though, I think I'll read Chaos Born!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Angelspearl

    This was such an epic sequel to Chaos Born. We pick up again with Lora blackgoat and how she deals with how her life and what she knows about her self is changing. She cant really trust seth and also Roman the regulator has his own demons but believes Lora is for him. Lora has to decide if she will go with Seth who she has known all her life or Roman. The action and fighting scenes were awesome my imagination did not do any of it justice. this is a well written book, I loved every second of it. Th This was such an epic sequel to Chaos Born. We pick up again with Lora blackgoat and how she deals with how her life and what she knows about her self is changing. She cant really trust seth and also Roman the regulator has his own demons but believes Lora is for him. Lora has to decide if she will go with Seth who she has known all her life or Roman. The action and fighting scenes were awesome my imagination did not do any of it justice. this is a well written book, I loved every second of it. The ending especially was epic with twists and turns i never expected. I would recommend this for sure. Cant wait for the final book..... there is one right?

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    This is the sequel to Chaos Born. Lora is trying to discover more about her identity but is once again thrown into chaos when another colleague dies on her watch and a gangland war breaks out in the Weald. Her sexy new love interest, Roman the nephilim, is on the edge of crazy and on the run for a murder he seemingly had no control over. Lora takes the fall and is pulled into all sorts of crazy scenarios in her efforts to help both him and her co-worker, Crowhurst. This was a great sequel and bet This is the sequel to Chaos Born. Lora is trying to discover more about her identity but is once again thrown into chaos when another colleague dies on her watch and a gangland war breaks out in the Weald. Her sexy new love interest, Roman the nephilim, is on the edge of crazy and on the run for a murder he seemingly had no control over. Lora takes the fall and is pulled into all sorts of crazy scenarios in her efforts to help both him and her co-worker, Crowhurst. This was a great sequel and better than the first story. Bits and pieces of Laras back story have emerged and the interest was peaked with a great cliffhanger (of sorts).

  27. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    Fantastic Follow-up! She does it again! I had a feeling after Chaos Born that I was going to really enjoy this second novel and I was NOT disappointed. Fantastic follow-up that keeps your mind churning as you try to figure out the mysteries of a very strong willed heroine. A love triangle forms between Lora and some sexy but complicated male leads. The mystery is at times very dark but the ending makes up for it all with just the right amount of hope to have you hooked. I HOPE there's more novel Fantastic Follow-up! She does it again! I had a feeling after Chaos Born that I was going to really enjoy this second novel and I was NOT disappointed. Fantastic follow-up that keeps your mind churning as you try to figure out the mysteries of a very strong willed heroine. A love triangle forms between Lora and some sexy but complicated male leads. The mystery is at times very dark but the ending makes up for it all with just the right amount of hope to have you hooked. I HOPE there's more novels on the way featuring Lora but if not I'm glad to have found them on Netgalley. *I received a copy of an ARC in return for an honest review*

  28. 4 out of 5

    Becca ~BS BOOK REVIEWERS~

    Chaos Bound is the second installment in the Chronicles from the Applecross series by Rebekah Turner. Aside from the first book in this series, the series has taken a turn for the better. I guess it just took me to understand this world that Ms. Turner has created, but now that I am getting used to the writing style and supernatural characters I dove right into this book. To see the rest of this review click here Chaos Bound is the second installment in the Chronicles from the Applecross series by Rebekah Turner. Aside from the first book in this series, the series has taken a turn for the better. I guess it just took me to understand this world that Ms. Turner has created, but now that I am getting used to the writing style and supernatural characters I dove right into this book. To see the rest of this review click here

  29. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Sholders

    I didn't read the first book in this series. This book isn't really a stand alone read. It took me most of the book to catch up. Lora is a creature that even she is not sure what she is. Then there are the two men, Seth and Roman, competing for her. At times I got bounced around and I got lost again for a short while. I usually don't mind reading graphic books but this one got to me and I just skipped over and missed parts. This wasn't one of my favorite reads but that doesn't mean you wouldn't I didn't read the first book in this series. This book isn't really a stand alone read. It took me most of the book to catch up. Lora is a creature that even she is not sure what she is. Then there are the two men, Seth and Roman, competing for her. At times I got bounced around and I got lost again for a short while. I usually don't mind reading graphic books but this one got to me and I just skipped over and missed parts. This wasn't one of my favorite reads but that doesn't mean you wouldn't like it. Give this book a chance.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Mcclain

    I really hope there is a third book! I really enjoyed the two books to this series...again, Lora's humor is a joy. The secondary characters are great...Crowhurst adds a great partnership to Lora. I want to know what happens to everybody! There has to be another book...is there? I really hope there is a third book! I really enjoyed the two books to this series...again, Lora's humor is a joy. The secondary characters are great...Crowhurst adds a great partnership to Lora. I want to know what happens to everybody! There has to be another book...is there?

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