Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Release ~ Stolen by Becca Vincenza (Rebirth Series)

Here is the new release of Stolen, the prequel novel of Damaged! Scroll down for a review!

Title: Stolen (A Rebirth Prequel)
Author: Becca Vincenza
Release Date: TODAY
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence
Formats: eBook & paperback

Stolen - Amazon Front Cover

Author Note: This book takes place before and during Damaged, it can be read before, but I strongly urge that this be read AFTER Damaged. (this isn’t a gimmick or anything, the way the story is set it does do spoilers for Damaged) 

Xavier is set to protect the dying races. As a fierce gargoyle warrior, he isn't meant to love deeply. Drake is the last of his kind, and survival isn’t easy.

Xavier recognizes Drake as his true mate the first time they meet. However, Drake’s tormented past has led him to the wrong woman. Xavier must do what he can to save Drake from the choices he’s made. If Drake’s resentment, fears, and stubborn denial can be overcome, they’ll have a love that could bridge the races. 

This isn’t a story of redemption. This is their story.

Warning: This is an adult book. There are exploit scenes of sex, torture, and violence. This isn’t meant for readers under the age of 18. Please note this is a Male/Male Romance.

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~~~ REVIEW ~~~
Stolen is a prequel to the book, Damaged (part one of the Rebirth Series). I highly recommend reading Damaged first. While Stolen could be considered a standalone novel and could be read first, it does offer details about events in Damaged that would definitely be spoilers for that novel.

Stolen tells the story of Drake (Audrey’s father) and Xavier (the gargoyle and head of the York clan). In Damaged, we learn that both men have a romantic relationship with one another. Stolen shows us how that bond begins, how it is tested and how it can survive through the pain and suffering of the two characters.

I have enjoyed the Rebirth series so far and found Stolen to be a great story about the two male characters. We get to learn the reasons behind certain events from Damaged and what Drake was going through when horrible acts were committed. While other characters from Damaged are in Stolen, most of them are secondary or have very minor roles (with the exception of Marcus – (side note: While I enjoyed reading Marcus’ dialogue in the Scottish brogue, there were times when it was difficult to understand what he was saying).

Drake’s shape-shifting abilities and his alter ego were strongly written and it was fascinating to hear the shape-shifter’s thoughts and how they often contradicted what Drake wanted.
I think I connected more with Drake than Xavier because of the situations from Damaged and what lead to the strife between the father and the daughter.

If you enjoyed reading Damaged, definitely give Stolen a try!

** Stolen is does contain violence and sexual content (male on male) that is not suitable for children under 18.

Get caught up in the series:

Damaged (Rebirth #1) - Free: 

 There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

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Healed (Rebirth #2) - $2.99 

Healed - Amazon Front CoverThe race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals. 
Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another? 
Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall. 

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  About the Author:   

 Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the two books in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the third at the end of the year.

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