Gilded Destiny

Gilded Destiny The new release edition features a brand new cover additional chapters and a never before seen preview of Jaded Touch A woman s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from

  • Title: Gilded Destiny
  • Author: Nola Sarina
  • ISBN: 9781484197417
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • The new release edition features a brand new cover, additional chapters and a never before seen preview of Jaded Touch.A woman s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves herThe new release edition features a brand new cover, additional chapters and a never before seen preview of Jaded Touch.A woman s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master.Nycholas clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind s origin and survival but he only wants one thing before his time is up a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved.The Calli learns about Nycholas, the her own darkened memories return to her Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor.Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her the trauma of loving a doomed immortal But each choice comes with dire consequences some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.

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    1. This is a novella, so I obviously can't go into too much detail about the contents of the book because I don't want to give anything away. This was the first time I was introduced to a VesperI actually had no clue what it was. When I began the novella, I assumed it was going to include a vampire, but that is not what a Vesper is. It is half-snake, half-human. Nycholas, the main Vesper in the novella, is extremely attractive but has black spideray veins all over which are originally thought to be [...]

    2. This book was provided to me as a R2R. I rate this book as a solid four stars. This book is the first published work from this author and I expect to see many more, possibly even a continuation of the world and characters she has created in this novella.We meet Calli as she closes up her tattoo shop for the evening, once again feeling uncomfortable with the "friend/apprentice" she hired as a favor to someone. We learn that Calli was in a "car accident" and was left with a scar, short term memory [...]

    3. E-book gifted by author for reviewI have to say right from the start I did not read the write up for this book so I had no idea what I was in for. I tend not to read the blurb for the books I have been given to read for review so I get the whole experience without knowing what the story is all about. I can not believe that this is a début novella. Nola writes like a seasoned pro, the story is flawless and the characters are written so beautifully and with such depth of description. What really [...]

    4. I was lucky enough to do a small beta read for this novella. I was so intrigued by Nola's imagination and description. I was quickly able to formulate mental images and get immediately on board with the romance between Callie and Nycholas. The story was fast paced and clean - she chose her words carefully and there was nothing frivolous. I must say, after reading this, I am terribly intrigued as to what happens next in the story as this one set up what follows nicely. I can't wait to read the fo [...]

    5. Wow! There are no words to describe this book. Awesome novella! I love trying new authors and after reading the synopsis of the book, which grabbed my attention, I had to give it a try. I had no clue what the paranormal aspect of the book was, but was intrigued to figure it out. Soo glad that I did. I tore through it so quickly, it was that good. A brief recap: Our main character, Calli, suffered an accident 5 years ago and as a result her short term memory as well as an entire year of her life [...]

    6. Wowwhere to start. I was lucky to be given an ARC of Gilded Destiny. So thank you Nola! This story has a bit of everything. Paranormal action, suspense, drama, a bit of romance, and the aching feeling at the end that you have to read MORE! Because now that I've finished, I'm dying to know what happens next! Nola has created a creative and unique world and mythology based around the Garden of Eden story. I was a bit taken a back at first (because how can a half man/half snake be sexy?) but by the [...]

    7. Disclaimer: I am the agent who represents this book, so I clearly have a bias toward my client and her project. Even so, the following is my honest opinion of this book:Nola Sarina's twist on Original Sin gives birth to a new monster - one which gains our empathy as quickly as our dread.In this, the first novella of the series, Nola has crafted a beautiful love story within the trappings of her urban fantasy world of the Vespers and one you will see carries on to another generation.It's a quick [...]

    8. Ok, first off I feel like I was hit with a freight train! Second, this is like the paranormal romance equivalent to Song of Fire and Ice Series--nothing good ever happens to anyone! Third, my masochist says that this is one of the best and original new paranormal romance series I have read in quite some time! Did I want to throw my Kindle out the window after I read this?! Um, yes! I mean I was like, OH MY GOD! Someone cut Lavitiqas's head off already! I mean really! He's the issue! Can I cut hi [...]

    9. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I must say it totally exceeded whatever expectations I had!!! The Vespers-- half-man, half-snake-- honestly terrify the crap out of me. In the first scene in which a Vesper eats a human, I stared at my computer with my mouth hanging open, completely creeped out and disgusted. But, Nola Sarina has a way of making at least a few of these creatures likable. You start to root for them at least two of them, anyway. That is some wonderful storytelling!! [...]

    10. This is the first work by Nola Sarina and I definitely hope it is not her last! Actually I hope she continues this story because when it ended I had "book hangover". I could not believe there wasn't more.I was thoroughly enthralled with the relationship between Calli and Nicolyas. It was crazy, passionate, deep, dark and totally captivating. I will not spoil it for all of you that really need to read it but I will tell you that theirs was a love that could overcome almost EVERYTHING!I had no clu [...]

    11. 4 1/2 Stars ** DISCLAIMER** I was sent a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.This compelling novel kept me reading and full of surprises all the way to the end. It took a few pages for me to get into the swing of the novella, once I did it was a great and exciting read. I felt for Calli and Nycholas, their passion and fear came through as did their strength and destiny. The pages fly by as you read their tale. The reader is grabbed from the beginning and it doesn’t let go unt [...]

    12. Instead of giving you another synopsis within my review, I'm going to get right to the point so that you can get to this awesome book even faster. I was given an ARC of this Gilded Destiny in exchange for an honest review. This is one of those books that men and women will both enjoy. Gilded Destiny has the perfect combination of action and romance. Nola Sarina’s Vespers are unique and very interesting, especially when it comes to their eating habits, which are quite disturbing…. The charact [...]

    13. I loved this story! In Gilded Destiny, Nola Sarina introduces us to a whole new kind of paranormal character, the Vespers, a seductive blend of dark and light, love and death, power and servitude. Even though this is a novella, Sarina does an excellent job of building a rich, complete and believable world, and she pulls us into it with expert ease. Sarina’s strong, clean writing lets the story unfold with seamless elegance, moving from gritty to sensual to gripping without faltering. The pacin [...]

    14. I just finished reading this sultry, knee-buckling paranormal romance written by my author friend Nola Sarina, and I was left wanting to know more. The characters are vivid, the writing evocative, and Nola's sexy vespers announce their presence on the paranormal scene with dark, imaginative flair--an intriguing twist to the ageless story of original sin.The storyline drew me in quickly--the vespers were a creative new concept, and the image of the vespers traveling on trains was both chilling an [...]

    15. Gilded Destiny: A Vesper Novella by Nola Sarina – Now I want to see a Vesper novelCalli, a tattoo artist, lost her memory some time ago believing she was in a terrible car accident that left her scarred. The memories start to return when Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper comes into her life to save her from a dangerous situation. As it turns out, this stranger may not be a stranger at all and as things heat up between them, his brutal master is honing in with plans that put Nycholas, Ca [...]

    16. full review on aprilsreadingnookMy Reaction: When first picking up this novel it is important to note that this is a novella. I did not realize this at first, but it was not a problem. The first scene where Calli meets Nycholas was a little strange for me just because it didn't understand what a vesper was or what it did. Calli running away with Nycholas so agreeably was a little unbelievable for me, but I could deal with it. Nycholas' master and so called "brothers" angered me because they only [...]

    17. OK so I am going to give you a quick review, and why well because this was not a long book so I don’t want too give too much away. You will want to get your hands on this novella soon before the next in Nola Sarina’s gets her next book out in this amazing series! I loved it, I love books that have awesome female characters in them and Calli was awesome. I started this novella and never stopped till the end. Sarina does an astonishing job keeping you hooked and wanting more. Nycholas who is a [...]

    18. This better be a short story of a series otherwise is a fail. While it explained some things about Vipers but I did not felt as if the story had a destiny. A reason to begin and a reason to end. A reason to explain something. I would prefer a different end to Callie's story. You don't even have to read further than the first chapter to find out what happens in the end. The rest of it is about how it got there. The last chapter was confusing and if the author does not continue the book it would b [...]

    19. This is my first time reading anything from this author For a novella it was a great quick read that was full action. I enjoyed the characters and was captivated with the storyline I wish it was longer, but knowing there is more to come I will be grabbing the next book to continue this journey into the world or the immortal Vespers, and can not wait to find out more of Desire, Levi and the shinobi *I received a copy of this book for review*

    20. Teasers dropped before the availability of Gilded Destiny had me salivating to read it. Once I got my 'hands' on it, I wasn't disappointed. Prepare yourself for a journey of drama, love, fear, suspense and passion with the characters. I found it hard to put down as the tension and pace built. Yes, I would certainly like to see Nycholas in the flesh! For escapism and a good read, I’d definitely recommend Gilded Destiny.

    21. Absolutely loved this story and I want more! Please tell me there is another book coming soon? I don't think I will make! The book was such a refreshing story and take. And oh lord the steamy parts! I never wanted them to end. Please Nola write more. Bravo! I am a fan for life.

    22. From the first line until the last I found this impossible to put down. The characters that Nola has created left an impression that will be hard to beat. Her style of writing, adds huge depth, which leaves you feeling real emotion for the characters that are introduced to us throughout this story.

    23. here do I start? Gilded Destiny, by Nola Sarina is unlike any romance novel I’ve read, though I suppose it could also be classified as Urban Fantasy. Either way, it’s an interesting book with a heated romance, vampires, danger, and love that surpasses memory and obligation.Callie is a tattoo artist with a short-term memory problem after an accident five years ago left her with apparent brain damage. She also doesn’t remember what happened to her the year she was gone before that. When Nych [...]

    24. Into the Night Reviews Web: intothenightbookreviewssp Facebook: facebook/IntoTheNightR for great book reviews, new release updates, giveaways and more!!3.5 out of 5 starsIt's been a little while since I've read a paranormal novel and I had forgotten just how much I enjoy that genre. The exposure to a parallel world in which immortal (or other supernatural) beings interact with humans, sometimes without the humans understanding exactly what it is they're dealing with; a reality that just verges o [...]

    25. Calli works in a tattoo shop and loves what she does. She has had a rough time do to an accident leaving her memory with gaps and messed up. She is working one night when she comes in contact with someone she knows is not human. She ends up forgetting the meeting till the next night when the stranger saves her from a disgruntle ex employee. She watches in horror as the stranger shows her what he is. Then her memories begin to slowly return she realizes he is no stranger to her, and he may just h [...]

    26. Star Rating: 4 out of 5 starsHeat Rating: HOTGilded Destiny is a surprisingly intense story all told in 116 pages! I usually don't sway toward paranormal books, but something about this story intrigued me and I was not disappointed. This is not your typical paranormal character, Nycholas is not a Vampire, Werewolf or what have you, he is a Vesper (something I had never read about and won't spoil the surprise for you here). Even if you don't typically like this genre I would recommend you read th [...]

    27. My Rating: ❤❤❤ GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 heart book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. My Thoughts:This book was provided by the author for an honest review.This was an interesting novella with the introduction of the vespers -- a unique blending of man and snake -- into the paranormal world. I have to say that I have not read of this ty [...]

    28. Spoiler Alert!Just finished and I’m looking forward to the next one coming out. Curious as to what will be happening with Desiree and (assumingly) Levi! I love the fact that Nola Sarina isn't afraid to take a negative turn on her main (and not so main, I suppose) characters. Most of the time bad things happen but they are things the characters can get through. But pretty much everyone dying? nope, you don't bounce back from that. It's great to have a new take on creatures of the night. Ones th [...]

    29. I will admit, I don't typically go for these books, which I am finding myself saying that more than I thought I would. At first, I was unsure of the book, but, as always, I am willing to try. I definitely am glad I did. This is a story of love, and what lengths the characters are willing to go in the name of that love. Sacrifice is something we all know, well at least we say we know. This will have you questioning what you would do to save the one you love. Then, we have revenge. Oh sweet reveng [...]

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