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Hot-Blooded (ohana series Book 1) by [Grey, Kendall]
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When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her family or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the siblings that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.

When tensions reach the breaking point and her family is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

* HOT-BLOODED is a suspense/thriller that contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1487 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Howling Mad Press, LLC; 2 edition (13 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LS8G958
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Gtr33gurl TOP 100 REVIEWER on 17 July 2014
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This book was different from Kendall's usual reads it was dark and twisted and had a bad ass heroine with plot twists around every corner you never knew what was gonna happen next I was on the edge of my seat def shed tears 3 times in this book was very heartbreaking at time the legends the mysteries the Aha moments and I'm hoping there's another book as I need more Kea great work Kendall you are an amazing author!!!!
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If you're a fan of Kendall Grey's from her Hard Rock Harlots series, this book is a complete departure from that...but don't let that stop you from reading HOT-BLOODED. This book is a mixture of love/hate, action/adventure, good/evil, HOT sex that goes places I've never read before. It includes Hawai'ian lore that gives it a supernatural background, but is written in such a way that it makes sense that it would be a part of it.

This story takes you through so many twists and turns you never see coming, but the common thread that ties all the characters together is LOVE. Love for their "Ohana (families) in whatever form that takes, and what lengths they will go to to protect them.

The romance between the two main characters, Keahilani and Blake, is as unconventional as you can get but probably the most explosive one you've ever read. Let's just says their relationship can give the volcanoes of Hawai'i a run for their money.

As this story progresses, it starts to take on a very sinister tone and really drives some of the characters to levels they didn't know they could go, and by the end I just sat there with my mouth open, saying, "This can't be the end, it can't end this way!"
This is a standalone book, but I am sure Kendall Grey can take us on so many more exciting, crazy trips. I'll be first in line to get my ticket, you should be too! This book is truly an amazing adventure, and I highly recommend you start with HOT-BLOODED!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood is thicker than water with this 'Ohana! 14 July 2014
By AlohaD - Published on
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A story unlike any other with so much rich Hawaiian culture, complex characters, and an underlying supernatural feel. It WOWed me! Flawless writing with a kicka$$ heroine that rivals some of the best of the movie screen, I could not put this book down!

From the beginning, we understand that "'Ohana is everything". That is the connection all throughout the book and through the Alana 'Ohana (family-Keahilani, Kai, Bane, Mano) that has lived a rough life with their mother, Mahina on the island of Maui. But they are on their way to change things and make a better life for themselves. But there are things and people in place that are trying to prohibit them from going any further. From then on, we have mystery, suspense and twists and turns that are filled with sex, drugs, lies and mythical Hawaiian history. "The deeper you dig, the harder it is to crawl out."

Kendall Grey has woven a tale filled with such strength and beauty, yet complete firey darkness with characters that are so intertwined that you become invested in each one of them. Whether you love or hate them, you definitely feel SOMETHING for them. I'm completely intrigued with having such a strong "male-like" heroine that kicks a$$ and takes names and uses her obvious sex appeal to her advantage. She has no regrets because it's all for the 'Ohana.
"The fine line between vengeance and attraction was a tough one to straddle."

This is just the first book in the 'Ohana series, but doesn't end with a major cliffhanger. It's an ending that I am satisfied with and would still want questions answered, but it's smoking hot and I could literally hear some rockin music playing during the epilogue as the "credits begin to roll". Grey did an awesome job of weaving this epic story and connecting all the dots. This is just the beginning of an awesome series and the start of something nasty beautiful!

"The dormant volcano was no more. The real Pele was awoken."
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Ninja Dimple STARS! 14 July 2014
By Fisher - Published on
Even though I marinated on this story for days before writing this I'm still finding it hard to do it justice! This book was beyond amazing! The story was so crazy, twisty and turny, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and very poetic. Kendall has a way with words that just pull you in and don't let go!

She pulled so many emotions out of me and I'm still reeling and in shock a week later! There's a mythical and supernatural thing going on that is suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what on earth is going to happen! I had SO MANY WTF and NO WAY moments! I literally could NOT put this book down until I was done!

Everyone is so tied together it's crazy! Kendall Grey has an uncanny way of weaving an incredible tale of epic proportions! I was on the edge of my seat at every turn of the page and I will continue to be there until the next book comes out! And WOW what an ending! And I am so in love and invested in these character and cannot wait to see what's next! Bravo, Kendall, BRAVO!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Put together Book with a Powerful Woman Lead and an Unforgetable Story! 14 July 2014
By Kim - Published on
After reading Kendall's Just Breathe Urban Fantasy series - which I loved...
After reading her Hard Rock Harlots series - which made me go "wow" (major warnings for this series) and still loved...
I was not sure what to expect with her NEW book HOT-BLOODED...
So here are my thoughts....

From the 1st chapter I was AFREAKINAMAZED...It is very different from her other 2 series. It is full of Emotion, Family, Love, Action, Guns, Drugs, and even a little magic...It is a very amazing book.

I like how Kendal put together this book. It takes place in Hawaii. I really enjoyed getting to know the female Lead, Keahilani Alana(Kea). She is a Twin, Surf Shop owner, a daughter, a sister, a lover and SHE will do whatever it takes to make sure her "Ohana", family is taken care of. Actually one of my favorite characters is one of her brothers Mano and I really hope he gets his own book. I Love those "bad boys" with heart...and I really think he has one in there. The other main lead is a male who goes by Blake. When He and Kea meet - it is explosive. And I will just leave it at that because so much happens between them and the story - I just don't want to give it away.

This is a book I am going to be able to share with Friends & Family, but yet it has enough "action, heart & suspense" to keep it right there on the "edgy" side.

I can't wait until it is released official on July 14th so I can get my personal copy.

Thank you Kendall for writing this story and I look forward to more.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME FECKING AWESOME 14 July 2014
By JC82 - Published on
So for all you Kendall Grey fans out there, this book is very different from previous writings by KG and it effing rocks. This book has been described as a combo of Sin City and Twin Peaks and trust me this is about as accurate of a description as you can get. Totally spot on.

There is this very underlying sinister feel to the book, and it creeps up on you, grabs hold and then takes you on this very dark and twisted ride that is Kea's new life after the passing of her mother. Its scary, exhilarating and downright traumatizing at times but sooooo worth every minute of it. There are several characters in this book mainly Kea's trio of brothers (Bane, Kai, and Mano) and then some not so bad but sometimes bad,yet delicious enemies, most importantly Blake. Blake is an assassin and he just might be playing on the wrong side of the fence in this story.

The passion and intensity between these two opposing sides is freaking phenomenal. Volcanic eruptions wouldn't top the heat these two give off. Blake and Kea together are FECKING HAWT, seriously my kindle might have been melting during the sex scenes or maybe it was just my palms getting sweaty. I loved the struggle between these two physically and emotionally. Some moments broke my heart but Kendall stayed true to her characters, who they were and what they stood for. In this book Blake and Kea both stand loyal to their 'Ohana and it is both admirable and amazingly done. After all 'Ohana is everything and the book proves this very sentiment.

This is an amazing read with a little bit of everything. You have suspense, drama, passion, love in a variety of aspects, some supernatural elements and a kick-ass back drop. This book is infused with culture, legend, and some native language that will transport you to the sunny warmth of the beautiful and mystical place that is Hawaii and take you on a dark ride that you won't forget.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, gritty, and immoral but oh so good. 15 July 2014
By Cindy O - Published on
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Dark, gritty, immoral but all done in the name of Ohana “family”. With Hawaii and Hawaiian mythology as the backdrop along with a cast of criminals, killers and lovers this book does not adhere to conventional story telling.

This is a story of a native Hawaiian family whose foundation crumbled when their mother died. Keahilani Alana and her three brothers before their mother died were a loving but poor family raised by a woman they all loved and respected but once she is gone and they wonder how they will survive a secret hidden on an extinct volcano seems to be the answer they were looking for but it comes at the cost of staying on the right side of the law. Keahilani and her brothers have no problem doing what it takes to keep their family together and allow no one to mess with their ohana.

Along with the Alana family there is also a mobster and his assassin along with a few other quirky criminals. These characters are on a collision course through the book to both shocking and dire circumstances. Even though the mother dies at the beginning of the book we the reader through flashbacks of her whole life through the journals that Keahilani finds that tie in the Hawaiian mythology to the family along with showing that her life wasn’t what she presented to her children which showed where the violence started but also showed how far family would go to protect the ones they loved.

For those that need endings that come wrapped in pretty bows this is not that book. The saga of the Alana family will be continued in future books. Keahilani Alana and her alter ego Pele are reminiscent of Michael Corleone and pull you in just as powerfully. I’d like to crawl into the author’s mind to see where she is going with this story. I need answers now!

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