Monday, March 5, 2012

The Twisted Kiss

Title: The Twisted Kiss
Author: Anya Bast
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-869-3
Genre: {M/F/M} Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

The world’s turned upside down and Kylie Mitchell’s one of a few uninfected humans living among the monsters. Thanks to a botched military experiment, over half the population is dead and most others have mutated into werewolves and vampires. It’s a tough world and Kylie just wants to be left alone. 

The ruling body of the town…the psychic Council of the Wise has other ideas. They decree her mated to two men she’s known all her life, one vampire and one werewolf. Kylie’s not happy. Michael and Christian have feelings for Kylie and don’t want to share her but know they don’t have a choice. To be certain Kylie doesn’t spend her life alone and guilt ridden, the men must put aside their differences and begin a sensual assault on the woman they love.  

Even as Kylie admits her feelings and the three grow closer, a dangerous monster from the past comes back, threatening not only Kylie but their very future together. 

The Twisted Kiss is the first release in Anya Bast’s new series, Doomsyear.  A government experiment gone awry isn’t exactly a new premise but that doesn’t mean Ms. Bast hasn’t come up with some creative twists and turns to keep your attention. In fact with this new post-apocalyptic world and the paranormal characters inhabiting it, the possibilities are almost endless for new and exciting plots. 

After reading the blurb, I was a little concerned Ms. Bast couldn’t give an adequate explanation to her new world or the romance between Kylie, Michael and Christian…but I needn’t have worried. She’s done a nice job with her world-building, the imagery giving a good idea of what happened, how people live day to day and their transformations, mostly into vampires and werewolves. The three-way relationship starts off rough but with her usual flair, Ms. Bast gets the trio together, with Michael and Christian wooing their woman with seduction and understanding. Sparks fly, passion rises and when Kylie gives in to the attraction, it’s sizzling hot.

But that’s not all. Besides a strong plot, interesting characters and good world-building, you also get the past coming back, resulting in fear, action and danger. I look forward to the next release in the series.

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