Trailer Ú Ash to Embers (Courting Shadows, #1) PDF by Æ C.V. Larkin

Trailer Ú Ash to Embers (Courting Shadows, #1) PDF by Æ C.V. Larkin There are so many aspects to this book that will draw in the reader, for instance, the characters are imperfect and broken in their own way They are not personified to be a work of perfection although they are considered to be aesthetically pleasing, they are, also, composed of grit, anguish, and a dark side The character development and details of their world, in which strangely resembles an aspect of the streets of San Francisco that you never expected to exist, will engulf your imagination from the start Both of the main characters, whom are devoid of emotional attachments or the ability to connect with another living soul, suddenly are fighting the urge to allow the other to enter their personal world Yet, as they are thrown into a duel with demons to save the If you like your urban fantasy on the gritty side, if you want plotting that pulls no punches, characters who refuse to let their damages hold them back, and a storyline that sprints from crisis to crisis with barely a break, I do I do then grab this title as fast as you can.
The author drops you right into the middle of Tian Sio s lives and lets you pick up the pieces of the story as you ride along from adventure to fight to confrontation The fancy reviewers call that in media res I call it a rocking good time I wouldn t recommend this as a first introduction to the world of modern Fae stories, because none of the mythological terminology or personalities are given much background, but as long as the reader has a passing familiarity with folklore and the idea of the Seelie Unseelie courts, the action will carry the day.
And oh, is there Great book The characters and the world that C.
V created are great I love the plot Tian is a great character I recommend it to others It s one that needs to added to your TBR list I look forward to reading of C.
V s books.

I can t get into it Maybe it s me, I find the writing doesn t flow, I have to concentrate a lot, reread passages several times.
It hasn t gripped me so it s a DNF for me.
I wasn t sure what to expect when I started reading Ash to Embers, but I was pleasantly surprised C.
V Larkin has written an original and enthralling novel combing elements of our world and the fantasy work of the Celtic Fae Larkin has woven the lore of the past with our present world.
I loved that the main characters Tian and Sio are as flawed as they are They begin with absolute emptiness They are not nice people, but you grow to love and admire them They are complex and layered, continuing to reveal and Larkin has a brilliant way of creating beauty in a touch The other characters are just as intriguing and complex, helping to move the story along with candor and humor The worlds that Larkin has created are darkly rich and ugly, which I loved She has taken fantasy, romance and horror and Fantasy is a new genre for me, and one that is quickly becoming my favorite This particular book isn t one I would have normally picked up on my own since the cover is dark and ominous, and as I use books for escapism I frequently opt for the light and fluffy variety Ash to Embers was highly recommended to me by a friend, and after reading I am quite glad for the recommendation I don t bother with synopses so had no clue what to expect when I first opened this book In the opening scene heroine Tian receives a message, magically etched into her skin She eventually answers the call by stepping into a lit fireplace, to be transferred to another realm After being burned by the fire, she gets swallowed up by the stone, and then spit out somew At A Glance What the hell was happening DNF The Good The concept appealed to me right away The gritty world was totally up my alley The Bad I made it to 40% of this book And I was pushing myself I wish I stopped at 10% , after that I just couldn t endure any I had NO idea what the hell was happening It was like reading a twister of blood, monsters, and torture I like my torture, don t get me wrong, but inflicting pain happened for exactly 100% of the 40% that I read Got a bit much But the worst part was that I had no idea what was happening It was a bunch of random occurrences smashed together with no background and history to explain it I am still confused I couldn t even hint at what this book was about The Snuggly I didn t get far enough to know how the sex was, but I m going to guess blood was involved Final Thoughts I feel bad bu If Tian Wasn T A Badass Sociopath She D Be An Emotional Basket Case Warped Is A Pesky Side Effect Of An Immortality Enslaved To The Dark Court Of The Unseelie Sidhe After An Endless Life Of Servitude She Craves Oblivion, But Hey, She Ll Settle For The Status Quo That Keeps Her From Being Traded To An Endless Supply Of Sadists And Psychotics For Small Favors Too Bad, The Sidhe Oracle Is Both And He S Tasked Her To Find A Relic He S Lost In The Human World His Violent Insistence Leaves Her With Two Spectacular Problems The First Is Obtaining Said Faerie Relic Without Seeking Help From Her Own Kind The Second Is A Brutal Hot Stranger Named Sio, Who Keeps Derailing Her Cozy Little Train Of Soulless Emotional VacancySio Has The Temperament Of A Hero And All The Hobbies Of A Villain The Normal Life He Struggles With Is A Cover For The Time He Spends Burying An Abusive Past Under Long Lines Of Anonymous Bedmates And Bouts Of Violent Underground Fighting Trouble Is, His Version Of Normal Has Been On The Implode Since Lousy Judgement And A Spectacular Sexual Performance Ran Him Afoul Of A Local WizardWhen Tian Saves Sio From An Assassin In The Bathroom Of A Local Nightclub, The Only Way Out Is A Nice Swift Drop Kick Into The Masticating Shadows Of Tir Na Nog There Sio Comes Face To Fae With A Lifetime Of Personal Demons, A Murderous Pack Of Rugrat Night Terrors, The Meaning Of True Love, And The Disturbing Realization That The Past He S Run From May Not Be The Biggest Secret In His LifeUnfortunately, The Wizards Are Waiting For His Return And They Intend To Kill Them BothThat Is, If The Unseelie Sidhe Don T Get To Them First I know you ve heard it 1,000 times, but C.
V Larkin s style of writing is TRULY refreshing and original With all the novels I ve read over the years, I ve become a bit jaded by the status quo style of contemporary writing The language and imagery that C.
V Larkin uses is unlike anything I ve read in a novel before Her use of casual language in the narrative made the whole ride feel much intimate than most other novels I ve read as if being told the story by a close friend rather than watching a TV documentary of events It s raw and doesn t hold back I personally couldn t get enough of it The story itself is dark, gripping, and in a few ways not for the faint of heart And with the added casual language not This is a paranormal romance that takes place in San Francisco and in Tir Na Nog Fairie It is written in the third person narration by C.
V Larkin this is the first book by this author that I ve read and it definitely won t be the last.
This is a tale about two beings who are so totally different yet fit together so well She has lived a harsh life, or lives She is a warrior who has lived a life of servitude He is a beautiful man who seems to draw attention to himself without even trying.
When they meet the chemistry is electrifying She is sent on a mission and he gets caught up in it She feels the need to protect him and he wants answers There are some very dangerous moments that nearly kill them.
In my opinion this is an awesome read the storytelling is fabulous this author paints a wonderful picture keeping you into the story until the end and leaves you hangin

C.V. Larkin

Trailer Ú Ash to Embers (Courting Shadows, #1) PDF by Æ C.V. Larkin I live in an odd, well wintered, little corner of New England with my husband and our dog that is not a dog, and one that should have been a dragon There, I drink copious amountsof tea, obsess over imaginary worlds, listen to deafeningly loud music, renovate on a timetable that would put the Winchester Mansion to shame, and steal away to unexplored places whenever the opportunity presents itse