Thursday, March 21, 2013

Seduced by Pain by Kimberly Kinrade

Title: Seduced by Pain
Author:  Kimberly Kinrade
Series: The Seduced Saga, Rose's Story #2
Published:  February 14th 2013 by Daring Books 
(first published February 12th 2013)
Page Count:  166
Genre:  New Adult Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Book Blurb:

Their passion will destroy them.
Only true love can save them. 

"Hope is a fragile thing, yet strangely enduring. It hides in the crevices of pain, burrowing deep until unseen, for fear that sorrow, in its rage, will devour hope's desperate hold on the heart.

It can live there for years, silent and waiting. Or, it can be slaughtered with a word-- mankind's most powerful weapon.

They say that universes are created with words.

And with words, they are destroyed.

Just as mine has been."


In the sequel to Seduced by Innocence, Derek and Rose face even greater threats to their love as Derek fights to protect the core of his family's power while Rose struggles to control her own dark gift.


Recommended for 17+ due to explicit sexual content. This is a new adult paranormal romance with erotic content and includes shifters, demons and witches.

**Rose's story is a trilogy, not stand alone books. The first two books have cliffhanger endings. Her complete story in one book will be available as "Seduced" when the author finishes writing all three books and they are out. If you do not like cliffhanger endings, please consider waiting to purchase until Seduced the omnibus edition is out.**

Submit to the Seduced Saga as Derek and Rose face their future while unraveling the mysteries of their past.

Look for these books in the Seduced Saga coming 2013.

Seduced by Innocence (Rose's Story, Book 1)
Seduced by Pain (Rose's Story, Book 2)
March 2013- Seduced by Power (Rose's Story, Book 3)
TBA - Seduced by the Sea (Ocean's Story)
TBA- Seduced by Love (A Surprise!)

My Review:

Kinrade definitely threw me for a loop with this one. It was a brilliant loop, but I definitely didn’t expect this turn of events. Not only were there twists and turns galore in this novel, but it kept me even more captivated and enthralled than its predecessor.

I greatly appreciate the fact that Kinrade uses the same writing style and tone in this novel as she did in the first of the series. Being that the first ended in a cliff-hanger and that this one picked up where it left off, this consistency in style allows for an easy flow and transition on the reader’s part. She also works captivating descriptions into this novel that bring everything to life in a very vivid reality. And Holy Hannah, some of it is very inviting and extremely enticing. Because of Kinrade’s way with words things become so real that you literally feel like you are standing in the middle of the scenes, watching the action take place.

Not only is the writing style consistent with that found in Seduced by Innocence, but so are the characters. Kinrade takes the phenomenal characters from her first novel and continues to develop them into even more approachable people. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a very sinister feel to some of the characters, but these characters are more blatantly sinister in this novel. Kinrade also delves deeper into the powers wielded by her characters. This greatly heightens the supernatural aspects of the novel and provides a greater understanding into the plight faced by some of the characters.

As a whole, this was a phenomenal sequel to Seduced by Innocence. It draws you further and further into this world, while still leaving a great deal of mystery to be solved in the final novel of the trilogy. It also leaves you yearning for the sequel (and a couple of the characters themselves....).

A word to the wise...  Pop back on March 25th for my review on Seduced by Innocence, the 1st novel in the Rose's Story trilogy.

Buy this book online today via Amazon.

Author Bio:

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for all ages and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal series The Forbidden Trilogy, her lower grade fantasy series The Three Lost Kids, and watch for her New Adult romance and fantasy books coming in 2013 including The Seduced Saga, Sunrise and Nightfall, Death by Destiny and The Fallen Trilogy and her next YA fantasy adventure, The Reluctant Familiar. You can find her books on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads among other fine retailers.

When she's not writing, she runs Daring Books Design & Marketing with her husband, Dmytry Karpov, where they help authors with all manner of marketing, editing, and design needs until such a time that their brilliant children take over the business for them.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two cats who think they're gods (and probably are), her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

Connect with the author online:

Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
Facebook: /KimberlyKinrade


  1. Thank you so much for your review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Seduced by Pain :)

    1. Thanks Kimberly! It really was awesome.