Friday, November 8, 2013

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway for Soul Resurrected [Sons of Wrath #2] by Keri Lake

SOUL RESURRECTED (Sons of Wrath, #2)
By: Keri Lake
Release Date:  October 31, 2013
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance/Dark Urban Fantasy
ISBN:  978-0-9848517-5-1

As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.

Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.
A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the chilling consequences of unearthing his vilest skeleton.

SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4.5 HEARTS out of 5
Genre: PNR-Urban Fantasy

In Logan’s words… Holy cock sucking gods of mercy, I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

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 Reading PNR is like going home for me; PNR started this whole book obsession that I wear like a badge of honor. Keri Lake has written a SUPERB 2ND installment in her Sons of Wrath series. You get action, romance, a strong H/h and of course you meet some interesting characters whom I know will make future appearances in the series.

“For most females I’m relatively harmless. But it seems my nightmares have an affinity for you—evil seeking out purity, or some shit. I got an addiction to your scent, your touch, which has rendered me somewhat mad, you could say.” -Logan

In Soul Avenged we met Logan, son of Wrath and Calla a female Alexi(the Alexi is an army of soldiers bred to slay lycans.) You quickly learn that Logan is a wild card, you never really know what to expect from him, he is cocky, short tempered and totally unapologetic. Oh and just like his older brother Gavin he possesses a charm that leaves you wanting more..

‘My shield was impenetrable. Impenetrable.’ – Logan’s inner monologue

Logan does something in Soul Avenged that positions Calla as his savior and a “bond” is formed in the process. When Soul Resurrected opens, Logan is learning just how tight the new bond has formed and he is NOT happy about it. This in turn causes him to push Calla away.

Soul Resurrected

Hate and vengeance
The hot as all hell demon getting under her skin is the least of Calla’s worries. What she wants is vengeance against those who betrayed her and she has every intention of getting it. Attempting to put the pull she feels towards Logan out of her mind is easier said than done. Especially when said demon gives in to what is right in front of him.

He’d actually felt her fingers—registered in both his body and his mind.
It’d been years since a woman’s fingertips had penetrated the numbness.’

Logan’s back story is revealed methodically throughout the book. You slowly get around to why he has been so numb for so long.  It literally had my stomach in knots.

“Pain and punishment have long been friends of mine. I’m not afraid to surrender myself to them. Without you, I’m like a spinning fucking compass, with no direction. I need you.” -Logan

“Queen protects the King, Remember” -Calla

FAVE LINE (I have many but I chose ONE)
“Every man has the potential to be dangerous.” Her eyes drilled into Calla’s.
“Threaten what’s theirs, and they all become killers.”

The Sons of Wrath

Wrath Demons: Warriors of vengeance; sons of the demon prince, Wrath; punishers to those who’ve wronged; each specializes in a form of mental or physical pain

Now, I’m not positive but I think they all possess gifts. Though only a few have been mentioned
Gavin-  is the eldest son of Wrath and he has visions of the future. Gavin is also my FAVE brother
Logan-  I believe is the youngest brother and he has the ability to feel/sense sins
Calix- is half Incubi he can feed off sexual energy and being half Incubi also comes the ability to erase memories
Zayne- is a soul seer, he has the ability to tell if one is lying and more though I do not have details.
Zeke- I do not recall a gift being mentioned for him, yet. He is also a twin, Zayne’s twin.
Ferno – well like his name he can cause a fiery blaze taking out all in his path.
Mad Dog - I do not recall a gift being mentioned for him, yet.

My Thoughts(Careful readers some may see this as spoilery though I do not give specifics)
There are quite a few open character story lines; the one that intrigues me most is Gavin’s and not just because he is my favorite brother. He has two situations to contend with and I am extremely curious to see how each will play out.

Then we have Calla, I get the feeling her story is far from over and it is possible she will play a bigger role in future books.
Then there are these key players; some we met in book one(Soul Avenged) and some are new.. However each will most likely have recurring roles in future books.

Key players – Lyric, Marrick, Matthias, Sabelle, and Cefirina.
 WAIT. I almost forgot about Ava, definitely can't wait to see what happens with her.

Another issue..
The Sang? What role will they play and are they evolving in to a bigger problem, most likely. So the real question is how will this affect the son’s of Wrath.

Overall thoughts
EXCELLENT world building!!! I think Keri Lake did an AWESOME job, she held my complete attention the entire book and I did lots of highlighting, lol! The story is creatively layered, with multiple pov’s and multiple story lines that are masterfully weaved together. I also felt like at one point Lake took a risk with Calla’s character...sooo like I mentioned before there will be more for Calla I'm sure.

The only downside is I wish we got a little more Ayden and Kane.

 Soul Enslaved (Gavin’s book) is one of my most HIGHLY anticipated books for 2014

My Ratings
Characters- Sexy, Lovable and Mysterious
Writing Style- Top notch! Sucks you right in!
Plot/Storyline- Strategic, Layered, with a touch of mystery! Definitely leaves you wanting MORE!
Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 8.5

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!


Some lives just weren’t worth the trouble of saving …

The dark room swallowed Logan, as he lay sprawled on his bed—just as he’d been left after ditching his date with death. A stomach-turning sensation of thickened skin and tingles swathed his body, closing in on him, phantom sensations crawling over his flesh that kept him awake. Every five minutes or so, he willed an arm or a leg to move. No go.
Shadows danced across the wall on the occasions that one of the Catatones guarding the mansion passed through the floodlight below his window. He focused on them only because his neck had been propped in that direction and he had no choice. Good thing, though. She had been assigned to watch over him and slept somewhere beyond his periphery, the reminder heating his blood every time her sleepy moan drifted across the room.
The fury could’ve split him right down the middle.
Her blood ran through him—pumping in his veins, feeding his heart, keeping him alive.
The woman who’d gotten him stabbed with Demortis, the only element capable of taking down a demon, now swam through his body as the only element capable of saving him. Her blood. Pure. Probably the closest he’d ever come to being righteous.
The irony was enough to leave him scratching his own eyeballs out of his head—that is, if he could reach the damn things. Like a bitch slap from the gods, who probably sat around drinking beers over the shit, poking fun at him.
The side effect of returning from the dead?
Feeling like the fucking dead.
Logan tightened his lip, wishing he could kick his own ass for being so stupid. Not like he’d had to save her or anything. Hell, being a demon meant being the exception to human rules.
And being a son of Wrath meant never having to play by any species’ rules.
Yet for some reason, one lodged so deep inside his brain he couldn’t even begin to explain, he’d felt the need to intervene. Not so much for her sake, but because the little prick trying to rape her had taken a jab at the psychopath buried in Logan’s bones. Taunted him.
Then finally tripped his kill-switch.
Yeah, that’s what Logan told himself, anyway, because no other excuse could possibly justify why he couldn’t stir a single muscle in his body for anything having to do with her—Calla. The girl they’d picked up at some underground party, so high on Shine she’d have probably let every one of the brothers have a go at her if they’d been the ravaging bastardly types.
Lucky for her they weren’t.
“Should’ve walked away,” he muttered, his voice the only part of his body he could control. 
A zing of pain shot through Logan’s feet, flexing them into an unnatural, paralyzed position. “Ah, shit!” Hadn’t his feet been numb just seconds ago?
Not even forcing his muscles to relax shook the sting away, one like a strike to the level of his bones, as if they shattered with impact.
He held his breath and clenched his teeth while the pain crept up his leg. “Motherfucker!” He spoke past gritted teeth, keeping his voice low to keep from rousing his babysitter, but damn, his back arched like one of those tetanus-infected bastards, his eyes squinting so hard they could’ve popped backward into his brain.
Black smoke curled behind his lids, and a deep laughter mocked him as the agony reached his spine. Trembling in the bed, Logan clamped his mouth shut and allowed the convulsions to run through him.
In silence.
He’d known pain—gut-turning, put-me-out-of-my-fucking-misery pain. Nothing compared to what wracked him at that moment, as if nightmares could invade the body and inflict injury. The burn, like molten lava oozing in his veins, seeped into his every cell, searing him from the inside. Sweat trickled down his temple at the same time as a chill burst deep inside his bones and swept through his limbs, leaving behind a wake of nausea.
That black smoke carried the familiar sensation he’d felt once or twice in his life—from the quick witted son of a bitch that brought the toughest demon males to their knees: absolute death. Stygius. The place in the underworld from where no soul ever returned.
With shallow panting breaths, he allowed the blackness worming its way into his mind to take over as something dark and wicked laid claim.
All Logan could do was let it take him.

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan.  She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story.  Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things.
When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel.  If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world.  And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.

Soul Resurrected Blog Tour Giveaway Info:
1st Prize: 

1-$30 Amazon Gift card
1-Signed Paperback Soul Resurrected (Sons of Wrath, #2)
1-Limited Edition Print signed by Julian Christian & Keri Lake
1-Property of Logan T-Shirt
1-Soul Resurrected Tote Bag
1-Soul Resurrected Notebook & Pen set
1-Sons of Wrath Wine Glass Charm set
1-Soul Resurrected Book Mark
1-Soul Resurrected Coffee Mug

2nd Prize: 

1-$20 Amazon Gift Card
1-Signed Paperback Soul Resurrected (Sons of Wrath, #2)
1-Soul Resurrected Tote
1-Soul Resurrected Notebook & Pen set
1-Soul Resurrected Purse Clip
1-Sons of Wrath Wine Glass Charm set

For those participating in the Scavenger Hunt:

1-MYSTERY PRIZE (valued at $125)


  1. I just love this genre of books, it captive me since the first chapter!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop, Alexis! Love this review ❤❤

  3. Loved the excerpt. Sounds like a great book!

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  4. Cant wait to read this! Thanks!