RISING ASHES by Annie Anderson
Ashes to Ashes; Book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2016
Cover Design by: MadHat Books
West Carmichael is not my real name.
It is the name I pulled from thin air over five hundred years ago. I don’t come from royalty—I come from the dregs of the ethereal. As the King’s assassin, I have more blood on my hands than most. I don’t deserve her. I don’t deserve anyone.
But I will keep her safe.
Even if I die trying.
My name sounds like the heroine of a historical romance novel – not that I read those or anything. My life so far: Dead parents? Check. Broken heart? Check. Evil mistress of darkness, hell-bent on power and thirsty for my death? Big. Honking. Check. But this mess won’t get cleaned up by itself.
I’ve got a job to do.
As these two reluctant hearts fight their pull, they must decide if they want to fall apart in the midst of the chaos swarming around them or yield to their hearts…
Nikki K’s 5 Star Review:
All hail Queen Evangeline!
As the newly crowned Queen of the Wraith, Evangeline Black must learn who she can and can’t trust. Unfortunately for her, she sent away the one man she can literally… trust with her life.
West Carmichael has loved Evan since the moment they met, but he never felt himself worthy of the daughter of the King. He felt the only real place he fit on her life was as her guard.
After years of denying their bond, Evan has enough. To protect her heart, she leaves herself and those in her charge vulnerable to attack by her enemies, both new and old. As news of West and others being held captive reaches tge Queen, Evangeline decides to put her fear of heartbreak aside and save the only man shes ever loved. Will her efforts be in vain? If she gets to West in time, will he set aside his self loathing long enough to allow her entry into his heart?
I keep saying I’m not a fan of paranormal and Annie Anderson keeps proving me wrong. Rising Ashes took me on a fantastical journey filled with intrigue, power struggles, love, lust and heartache. The details and imagination in this story are truly inspired. The Ashes to Ashes series has truly gotten me hooked.
From the fight scenes to the sex scens and everything in between Rising Ashes is a certain 5 star read.
Tanya Rae’s 5 Star Review
Another book by Annie Anderson that I really enjoyed. Rising Ashes is the 3rd book in the Ashes to Ashes Paranormal series. This story is complicated enough that you will need to start at book 1 before you read Rising Ashes. The order for reading this series is:
1. Scattered Ashes
2. Falling Ashes
3. Rising Ashes and it looks like a 0.5 will be out in October 2016
4. Smoldering Ashes – tentative December 2016
Thank you for keeping the Glossary of Terms. This story can get complicated and the Glossary really helped me and believe me I used it.
This book is West Carmichael and Evangeline Black’s story. Evangeline (Evan) is the new queen of Wraiths and West (not is real name it is Henry Carmichael Weston) was the King’s assassin.
You will also see the characters from the previous books in Rising Ashes. Aurelia Constantine and Rhys Stevens from Scattered Ashes and Mena Constantine and Asher Crane from Falling Ashes play big parts in this book as well.
I will let you read the synopsis that Annie Anderson wrote since I think the author does a far better job than I do. This is a really good series that leaves you wanting for more. And, more you shall have since we know there will be more, see above.
Oh I would have bought this book because of the warning if I had not already been reading this series. But, here is the warning for this book and if you don’t like any part of what is in the warning then you do not need to read this book. But, if you do love what is in the warning I say go for it. Buy this book and the other 2 previous books if you haven’t already read them.
Warning by Annie Anderson at the front of this ARC and for some reason I don’t see it on Amazon so here it is:
“This book is intended for readers aged 18 and older. Within these pages are situations contains effluent cursing, torture, blood, guts, gore, sex, love, despair, war, heartbreak, corruption and death.
If you are unable to handle these situations, I would advise putting this book down immediately. Because ****’s about to get real.”
I received a complimentary copy of Rising Ashes for an honest review. I give this book 5 STARs and I can’t wait for the next book.
You would think people would know by now.
But they don’t.
People as a whole are dumb, lazy bastards only out for themselves. Maybe it’s just Wraiths that are like this. Maybe outside factions see us as the cockroaches of the ethereal because of the way we act. I think it is probably a few ruining it for the rest of us.
Welcome to the ethereal! Where we don’t give a shit what color you are, but if you have powers we don’t like, well, then fuck you.
I silently chuckle a little to myself. Yep, the game show host in my head has lost his nut. Good times.
I stay in the shadows, not too hard up here on the cliff top, crouched in the darkness of a yawning crevasse and watch as Wraiths in fancy funeral dresses and tuxes prepare to fight a battle they can’t win. A few haul long-range precision rifles from narrow, padded gun cases.
I guess they aren’t fucking around anymore.
They are dressed very differently from me. While they look refined and out of place as they spoil for a fight, I look right at home with the prospect of a good, old fashioned blood bath in my black fighting leathers and body armor.
Luck favors the prepared, so the saying goes, and I am very, very lucky.
I travel from the cliff top to a nook on the roof of the house overlooking the gorge where I think Ian might be hiding. It still pisses me off that I’ve never been able to find him. Ian possesses an innate ability, making him almost impossible to find if he decides to cloak himself.
“You looking for me?” Ian asks as he appears in front of me as if from thin air. One second there was nothing, and the next he’s lying supine on the rooftop looking through the scope of a fifty-caliber sniper rifle, his dark skin midnight in the moonlight. I’ve been looking all over this roof for the last ten minutes, and he’s been there the whole damn time.
“Are sure you’re not half-witch instead of half-human?” I ask, my voice gruff from disuse. I haven’t spoken in the last day – not that I speak much to anyone but Evan… Or, at least, I did. My girl could talk your ear off, and I’d never tell her, but I love her chatter, her life. She has kept me from sliding into the darkness.
She is air and light…
I miss my light. I miss my Angel.
“Who knows? Dad did get around,” he quips as he adjusts the elevation dial on his scope, and it pulls me back into the moment. His tone is laced with a hint of derision, and it dawns on me that it might be a sore subject.
© Copyright 2016 Annie Anderson
Also Available in the Ashes to Ashes Series
SCATTERED ASHES (Ashes to Ashes, #1)
FALLING ASHES (Ashes to Ashes, #2)
**Available on Kindle Unlimited
About the Author:
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad.
As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.
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