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Token Huntress: Vampire Paranormal Romance Kindle Edition
Talk about hot sexy scenes! Move over Christian Grey! Erotica meets paranormal for intense scenes. Amazon Reviewer
Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-Russell is definitely not a story for the faint hearted. This story intrigued me; most vampire stories follow the same pattern but, teamed up with a paranormal twist and set in the future as well, this was something quite different. Readers Favorite
I have never read a book like this before. I've read apocalyptic and vampire genre but never together. What a refreshing change. Kia has just made herself a new fan. Alpha Loving Erotic Book Beauty Blog.
Omg!!! This is a very well written, twisted, emotional, has you hanging on the edge of your seat book!! This book gripped me heart and soul and I could not put it down nor did I want to. If you love Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, Action and some hot chemistry, this is the book for you! Amazon Reviewer
I honestly loved every moment of this book and cannot wait for the next one! The chemistry between all of the characters and the interesting take on vampires just had me hooked. I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. Alice's Book Wonderland
MASTERPIECE. The romance in Token Huntress is freaking steamy as all get out, while the story is dark and edgy with alot of danger and fighting action. This is definitely a unique kind oferotic paranormal romance. The author created a one-of-a-kind story andcharacters in Token Huntress. Marie's Tempting Reads
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00UXK9IFU
- Publisher : Crystal Publishing (18 March 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1277 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 294 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 27,136 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Esmore is a Token Huntress, it’s her job to hunt down Vampires and rescue humans. On her eighteenth birthday she lost her glowing eyes and never received her gift. That has never stopped her from excelling as being the best. When a raid goes horribly wrong and she loses two team members, but there is something else going on.
A new author to me, was recommended this series through goodreads.
I had some trouble getting into this book. I was intrigued with the storyline, the whole end of the world, vampires, post apocalyptic survival was interesting and exciting. But I had trouble relating and liking the FMC.
Esmore was quite annoying, irritating and frustrating to read. I do understand that her whole life she has been told and learnt one way, which is bound to cause trust issues. But the constant on and off, push and pull, back and forth with her inner dialogue was baffling. Esmore is portrayed as this strong, independent, kicka** huntress, that even know she is at a disadvantage with having no gift and being young, she is able to stand ahead of the other hunters in her team with superior strength, senses, stamina and speed.
I was tempted at around the 30% of giving up finishing this book, but I was curious as to what was really going on with Esmore’s “gift & eyes”, plus I wanted to see if the “vampires” are really the bad guys that they are portrayed as being. At around the 60% I contemplated stopping again due to Esmore’s attitude and whiplash moods, but again things were starting to getting interesting in the story so I continued. Now that I have finished there were a few things I did see coming and wasn’t surprised, but there was also one or two big surprises that I had not.
After reading the first chapter for book two ‘Token Vampire’ I’m unsure if I am going to continue this series. But I will give it a try and see how things go. As i said earlier I am fascinated by the concept of the world that has been created in this book.
Kia, I just want to say, brilliant writing! You had me hooked from the start.
I found the story dragged on felt like it was trying to make it a longer series than needed. I also found some of the relationships between characters unbelievable. If I hadn’t signed up as an ARC I would not have finished the books.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Top reviews from other countries
Humanity destroyed itself in a nuclear war. A few hundred years later the ragged remnants are dominated by two warring factions of superiority - vampires and hunters. They hold dominion over the only source of food left on our now dark almost sunless planet of little vegetation and ruined blackened cities.
Esmore is the huntress who falls for her prey, Chase. This relationship binds the novel to the reader's emotions which I can guarantee will flow in full flood. Let the dam burst and sweep you away in a torrent of blood and sex. The ending forces me to read book two.
This is an absolute must read for vampire fans and very highly recommended.
Narrated in the first person, we are carried into a dystopian future society where global warming has led to evolution of humanoid races as well as vampires. Maybe the vampires were there all along- that is unclear. Engineering and infrastructure seem to have deteriorated and humans depend on the protection of hunters/huntresses such as our narrator. She is focused on her work, that of patrolling/fighting, has a couple of friends, even a boyfriend who insists on getting married and presumes to dominate her, which she resents.
Most of her race have shining eyes which indicate their hunter status; hers, however have lost their shine and she strives extra hard in her role as pack leader to silence those who question her heritage/qualification/right. She meets, at first in dreams, then in person after a raid, and as a captive to, a vampire who stirs her desire, There follows episodes of obsession, then of love-making combined with biting and drinking of blood, that bring her thrills she had never known before.
Our heroine then discovers her mother had a liaison with a vampire and that is why her eyes lost their shine (and why she was never quite satisfied in the hunter society. She realizes that there are "good" vampires and that her previous loyalties blinded her to the good and bad in both sides.She changes sides and has to negotiate situations where she tires to save friends on the hunter side and avoid suspicion of vampires who doubt her loyalty. Fortunately she has a supportive relationship with her vampire lover who knows when to say the equivalent of "Yes, Dear."
The story-telling is better than I have implied above, and there is a certain amount of escapism (from desk-work dullness) in the story. We identify with the main character who finds release in violence and sex, not because we'd want to actually have friends (or lovers) like her, but because she has agency (power), and because her experience, ultimately her will, is the measure of right and wrong.
The 21st Century themes reflected in this book are obvious- evolution and global warming are assumed; sex is explored even to the point of perversion; emotion finds release in violence, and violence finds justification in emotion; the individual is confined and constrained by social demands. Loyalty is not a transcendent quality but an inner, almost mystic feeling. One's changing perceptions leads to alienation from one's past, family, and friends. The community that raised you becomes your enemy. This is a pretty grim reflection of what adolescence has become in our time.
Characters will talk on and on, for pages at a time without a break. Constant run on sentences; it's as if the author is trying to shove every last detail of information down your throat. There is no curiosity about this book. About halfway through, every little 'secret' in this book is revealed, rendering it uninteresting.
There is no build up between Esmore and Chase. It's Insta love. Esmore hates him because he's a filthy vampire, but she loves him, then she hates him, then she loves him...
There's nothing that makes the reader want the relationship to happen. Sure, they're 'familiars', but even with however many years Esmore has spent loathing vampires, she immediately falls for him no questions asked.
The editing is poor as well. In the same sentence you will usually read the same word three or four times, to the point where it is obnoxious. "He put his hand on the table, then I looked at the table and noticed that the table was white. The table was very old. His hand was white as the table." So on and so forth.
I was excited for this story, but the author completely butchered it. If you want to read a book that reads like it was written by a 12 year old who has never once experienced love, read a book or taken an English class, then this is for you. Enjoy.