Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hunter Forsaken by Nancy Corrigan

A vow to the dead...the mark of the Hunt...a love with one chance to survive.

In the slice of a moment, Ian Callahan lost everything he cared about--a deed done by his own hand. He awakens on the edge of sanity, chained in his own personal hell. He is to be the newest rider in the Wild Hunt, if he can learn to control the rage and guilt that consume him.

Then...a whiff of vanilla. The face of a lover he's seen only in his dreams. He doesn't know her name, only that she stirs the hungry beast within him.

For a millennium, Tegan and her sibling riders of the Wild Hunt were imprisoned, suffering under a curse meant for the Unseelie Court. Though her body is free, she carries the curse with her--and the additional burden of finally knowing the name of her destined mate. A human named Ian Callahan.

He's her Trojan horse, the only one who can heal her heart. Just one last challenge stands in the way of claiming each other, once and for all. Failure means facing eternity the incomplete halves of a whole.

Warning: Contains a hero who's more than just the total...package. And a daughter of the Underworld who thought she knew what Hell was...until she fell in love. Boundaries of monogamy pushed, pulled, stretched--but never broken.

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Book 2
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Samhain  Publishing

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Hunter Forsaken gives us Ian’s story. We met Ian in Hunter Deceived as he is Harley’s human brother who joined the Hunt in an effort to save her and his fiancé, Cynthia. When the book begins, Ian is locked up because when he was forced to kill Cynthia and failed to save her sister, Allie, he was consumed by rage and none of the other Hunters have been able to reach him. Except for Tegan, one of only two female Hunters who escaped their time in hell with their minds still intact. Tegan is also third in command of the Hunt and trusts no man with her heart because she was betrayed once before. Because of this, even as she is drawn to Ian, she resists him. But when Arawn threatens to withdraw the mark of the Hunt, she has no choice but to go to him.

Much like Hunter Deceived, there is a ton of action in this installment. As the Hunters continue their fight against the Unseelie fae, Craig, one of the redcaps responsible for Harley’s troubles and Allie’s disappearance, comes front and center once Tegan’s presence calms Ian’s rage. It’s as if Craig knows that Ian will be searching for Allie, and when Ian and Trevor finally get a lead on a fairy circle, they arrive in the nick of time for a botched rescue attempt. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself here because the first chunk of the book is Tegan denying Ian as her mate, refusing to accept that he’ll be any different from Bjorn (the man who broke her heart), and trying to discover what it is that Minerva is up to. Oh yes, the games are afoot as the goddess of love holds the secret as to why Ian and Tegan have been dream sharing, and just who – or what – Ian really is. You read that right. Once Tegan finally gives into her attraction to Ian, she becomes aware in the most pleasurable and painful of ways that he’s not as human as they all believed him to be, including Ian himself. Tegan often has to make life and death decisions and knowledge of Ian’s true heritage puts her decision-making to the test more than once. Can she trust Ian with her heart? To be faithful to her? And can she save herself from the Triad’s curse?

What I enjoyed about this installment is that even as Tegan resisted her love for Ian and eventually lost that battle, the series thread continues to develop. Once Ian’s parentage is revealed and Minerva shares what she knows, it becomes obvious that there are much larger plans in play regarding the members of the Hunt. While Harley and Calan’s sacrifice may have freed the members of the Hunt, each member will have to make a sacrifice to save themselves from the Triad’s curse. Even as questions were answered, the end of Hunter Forsaken left many questions unanswered, which insured that I will be on the lookout for the next book in the Wild Hunt series because not only do I need those answer, but I have to know what’s behind Rowan’s strong reaction regarding Trevor.

Also Available in the Wild Hunt Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
Samhain  Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Hunter Deceived post.

A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.

She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hunter Forsaken (Wild Hunt #2) by Nancy Corrigan to read and review.

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