Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review of The Beast Within Novellas - By Melissa Crowe





Title: The Beast Within
Series: The Beast Within novellas #1
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 5th June 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Karina's world is turned upside
down when she meets the sexy and mysterious Xavier. Something powerful and
sensual is unlocked from inside her that she cannot explain and seems to have
little control over.

With Xavier's help, Karina discovers she is a Tuatha De Danann, celtic faeries
long thought to have been eradicated. Xavier's insistence on making her believe
troubles Karina, what dangerous secret is he keeping from her? Can her ex
partner Ian save her before it's too late?

This novella contains violence, and sexual situations which may not be
recommended for readers under fifteen.



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Title: Haunted
Series: The Beast Within novellas #2
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 25th December 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Karina has now discovered her
abilities, but this only puts her in further danger. With a 600 year old
lycanthrope thirsting for her blood, Ian must summon the help of his brother
Ronan, the keeper of the Spear of Victory, a treasure sacred to the Tuatha De
Danann. Can the two Guardians protect Karina, or will her secret ultimately
bring destruction upon them all?

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Title: Journey
Series: The Beast Within novellas #3
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 20th September 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis: 
Ian has been
summoned by the Goddess Danu to the Otherworld, and Karina will not let him go
without a fight.


With a Tutha De Danann that is unable to cross
water, getting from Australia to Ireland will make for an interesting journey.
Supernatural beings, sworn enemies and the full moon are only half of the risk
as they try to cross three continents. Drug smuggling, guerrilla kidnapping and
lycans on the prowl will hamper their travels.


Davarus, self-proclaimed King of the
lycanthropes is building an army and on the move. Danger faces these forbidden
lovers at every turn.


Would you travel to the ends of the earth for
the one you love?


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Three quick reads...all about 80 pages long.  I really do like getting into the shorter books now because I don't get a whole lot of time to read.  They were short, but the author certainly did pack quite the story into these novellas.  

The character development wasn't all that great...which is why they didn't get 4 stars from me.  I didn't develop the emotional connection with the characters the way that I like to.  

The huge upside to these books was the 'I NEED TO KNOW MORE' feeling I felt after finishing almost every chapter.  There was a lot going on....a lot of drama.  A LOT to keep you interested in.

Because there was so much going on in these novellas I think it would have been better pulled off as a longer novel where the reader can become truly in tune with the characters emotions.  I feel like it was rushed, there could have been a lot more depth to the story.

All in all a great short read that I would recommend to the young adult who loves a fast paced, quick read!


About the author: Melissa Crowe

I am from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. I have been a lover of
Paranormal and strong powerful women all my life and now am lucky enough to put the two together and share it with the world. In 2009 I started writing and
have not looked back.

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