on June 23rd 2017
Genres: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
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It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until . . .
Kato Amadi . . . born of darkest sorcery, unstoppable on the battlefield, his magic is as deadly as his blade. But not even magic could save him from vicious betrayal. Trapped for millennia in darkness and silence, he is freed at last, only to find himself in the middle of a battle against the very beasts of hell he was created to destroy.
Grace Van Allen is a scholar of ancient languages who toils in the dim recesses of a museum basement with only a beautiful stone warrior to keep her company. But when Grace calls upon her silent warrior to help her translate an obscure new language, she breaks the ancient curse holding him prisoner . . . and frees three deadly demons to rampage through her city.
Tracking demons is what Kato was born to do, but he'll need Grace's help. And when they discover that Kato's enemy is still alive and still plotting against him, their hunt takes a dangerous turn, one that might just prove fatal for both of them . . .
5 Action Packed Sexy Stars!
Kato is a millennia old warrior who’s not only very powerful in magic but, also has a powerful presence once he is finally released from his stone prison. When he is freed from his prison by unsuspecting Grace, Kato (along with Grace) embark on a mission to track down and eliminate the dangerous demons Grace unwittingly unleashed while attempting to decode three ancient scrolls.
“They’ll never let us in there.”
“Yes, they will,” he said with such irritating confidence that she wanted to slug him.
Grace is a strong independent woman disguised as a mild-mannered museum employee. She’s fluent in several languages with a specialty of deciphering ancient scrolls and finding the secrets they hold within their long obscure symbols and lettering. But Grace is only play-acting at the mild-mannered women we’re first introduced to, she’s a total bad ass under her museum twinset wardrobe (as are all DBR’s fantastic heroines!). I LOVED Grace!!
“And you agreed to do whatever I said.”
“In your dreams, pal. I agreed to follow your lead when it came to magic, which doesn’t include staying home like a good little woman while you go hunting. So where do we start?”
Kato is fast-paced, action-packed, humorous at times, and Kato is very sexy! Long after reading Kato, you’ll have a new DBR hero lust after along with all her vampires, warriors, and shifters! Naturally, we get some action with Nick, Damian (he is truly a God, I love him!!), and Casey. It was fun catching up with one of my favorite couples and of course, Nick’s presence is always appreciated!
As usual, we are treated to one of DBR’s teasing signature endings and I must say I’m excitedly looking forward to meeting our next Stone Warrior, Gabriel and his leading lady Hana.
5 Stars! A magical read!
After a fantastic start with the first book in this series, Damian, the author once again proves why she is one of the best voices in paranormal romance because Kato “ROCKED”! Always consistent, the author adds all the elements we expect from her in this read; a strong, protective swoon-worthy hero, a smart kick-ass heroine, witty banter, an original and creative plot, and enough heat to crack a stone!
You can’t help but fall in love with Kato and Grace. Kato’s a big tough warrior with a vulnerable side…swoon! Grace is a spitfire and walks head on into danger to protect her man. When she challenges Nick and stands up to Damian, I crushed on her big time. She was a hoot!
The camaraderie, devotion, and love that the men in this series have for each other is another appealing element. Nothing sweeter than cracking the macho man façade and exposing your true feelings for someone, it makes them all the more appealing.
The Stone Warriors series is fast becoming a new favorite and I can’t wait to see how the author entwines this series with another favorite, Vampires in America. But for now, I’m looking forward to the next installment, Gabriel, the next warrior to break free of his stone prison!