Dreams of Gray The Marked Clan #1 [E–pub New]

Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) jUt it had me on the edge of my seat because I was so involved in the characters However I admit that I found the last scene too open ended the ending too abrupt so much so that at first I thought this had to be book one of a series When I checked though I saw no reference to a series therefore I must say this was an issue for me Too much happens in the last chapters and very little is resolved to call the story finished I think this book fits well in the tradition of the Anita Blake series in the sense of mystery and shifters humor and female first person narratorIn all this was a fast and enjoyable read gritty and funny and I recommend it to fans of the paranormal First I would like to thank the author and Red Iris Books for giving me the opportunity to read this bookDreams of Gray is a short novel that isn t exactly what I m used to reading but it held my attention nonetheless I usuallyust read young adult books but the synopsis for this adult paranormal story caught my eye and I couldn t pass it up There is a lot going on all throughout the story and there really doesn t ever seem to be a lull which I liked There are some sexual situations that take place along the way and while I don t think they necessarily add to the plot they don t distract or take away from it either The book is from the perspective of Dreama aka Dree She s a clever and amusing character and I was instantly drawn into her story The changes she goes through and her uest for the truth are both scary and fascinating and I was extremely curious about how things were going to play out with her and her new found abilities She meets some interesting people along the way that she is now connected with and unlocks a pretty shocking truth regarding how she came to be the way she is The paranormal aspects of this book were pretty interesting and spun differently than what I would have expected which is one of the things I liked about it On one hand I feel the end of the book is too abrupt and leaves me wanting answers but then I realize that the author probably means to leave the reader wondering All I know is that there s no going back for DreeI recommend this book to anyone looking for a short but entertaining paranormal read My reviews can also be found at This was an awesome free short ish story I found myself really enjoying the way the author writes and the little humour that made me smile at some partsIt begins with Dreama Dre for short and she wakes up dazed confused in the woods covered in dirt and naked She has no idea how that happened and can t remember a thing from the night before She then notices a massive intricate tattoo on her back that she didn t even remember getting either And since she hates needles she couldn t have imagined going through that Her friend takes her the hospital to do a rape kit and that is When Things Really Strange things get really strange goes to work the next day like and acts like nothing happened but a strange goes to work the next day like and acts like nothing happened but a call goes wrong her anger rises her hands become claws and then the rest of her body starts to change into a wolf This happens again during a heated session of rough sex Slate an Alpha werewolf finds Dre and wants to start a pack with her and help her become and guide her through her change They both try to find the one who made them the way they were and kill him I don t want to ruin anything but there were a few touchy moments in this story I found myself reading nonstop and wanting to find out how it was all going to end I definitely recommend this book for a uick sexy werewolf read There were a few unanswered uestions at the end but that was alright DNF I really had no idea what to expect going into Dreams of Gray but I m happy to say that I enjoyed it uite a bit It s not every day that you come across characters who have realistic responses to strange and scary situations Dree wakes up alone in the woods She s naked dirty her entire back is covered in rune tattoos and she has no memory of the previous night Upon telling her BFF PJ rushes Dree to the nearest hospital to be examined Good move The paranormal explanation was not the first one to come to mind Of course the paranormal explanation is the correct one in this caseObviously Dreams of Gray is about Dree s transition into a werewolf I really liked how it worked It s not some sudden immediate change Over the next few days whenever her emotions run high parts of Dree shift Her tattoo also burns which makes clothes a pain literally Soon enough another wolf finds her and becomes a kind of mentor But Slate isn t Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey just there to be helpful She wants revenge on the man who changed them and needs Dree s help This added a nice action plot to Dree s personal struggles I was really hoping this would veer into FF territory because I really liked Dree and Slate together Dreams of Gray also has one of my favorite suspense plot additions a stalker But notust a stalker there s an If I can t have you no one can type stalker Yes I love this stuff So it doesn t really add to the overall werewolf plot but I still really enjoyed it for its own sake I also thought that ending was pretty great It s not a typical happily ever after ending but it s one that worked for the story And I m curious as to what comes nextRead of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads Reviews HhhmmmHhhmmmThis book has a lot of potential but I personally thought it fell short It started out rather interesting but as the plot progressed the stor. Ething is changing her and not for the better Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to kil. ,

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Dreams of Gray The Marked Clan #1Were too slow But that s me being a bit picky He could have done it on purpose but I still felt in some places the pacing was a bit offI also didn t like the fact that every chapter had some sort of sex in it To me that doesn t add to the plot I get it sex is part of it but I still think it could have been left out Like I m a bit old school with romance I get where he was going with it and the changes But at the same time I think it could have been done a bit better And with less graphic stuff in it I Squash Basics - How To Play Squash just wasn t into itGranted she s an adult She s single However did he have to make it so focused on sex I don t think so Besides I think some of the sex fueled stuff could have been shown in other ways I would go into it but I m trying not to ruin the story for youSetting I didn t even know we were in the south much less Houston I didn t hear a y all any southern sayings or anything And y all know I m from the south I was so excited then the author didn t use any terms that were from that place I was slightly disappointed We could have been anywhereAdditionally we didn t get any other mention of the weather or anything I wish he could have delved deeper into the culture down there instead of doing a drive by style The setting is in Houston and now we re going to keep moving with the plotNow I could be wrong about the sayings not being there but for me there wasn t any Maybe the author could point them out to me That would be great then I will retract my commentEnding I liked the ending a lot It was a nice ending Iust wish it ended differently The author stated the reasons why he ended like that but for me it could have been betterOverall Would I recommend this bookProbably not even though it is a free book Especially if you are picky like me about some of the issues I had I know you guys are looking at me and asking What It s a FREE book why are you complainingBecause I ve had better free books I ve had free books that have made me cry and tell the whole world how great this book is And ust because it s free doesn t mean the uality should be lower My expectations are still there Granted they may be a bit forgiving but still my expectations are still up thereI hold the same standards for indie or traditionally published Free or not free book Of course I ll be a bit critical of the paid book since I had to pay for it but still I expect the same overallAnd before y all criticize me yes I know my views are slanted I totally know I root for the underdog The indie authors However my standards are the same Make great characters and plot and I will love you forever And I will wait for your wonderful books to come out Just keep the uality the same That is literally all I ask Keep the uality up and I will not whip you like you stole something from me Bonus points for great sarcasm and wit Bonus points if the main character is a minority Double bonus points if you INCORPORATE BOTHANYWAY THAT S WHAT I THOUGHT OF THIS bothAnyway that s what I thought of this If you had a different experience with this book please let me know I would love to talk about it in depth This is a paranormal novella written in the first person with protagonist a young woman turned into a werewolf The voice of the narrator grabbed me from the start because it rang real and funny and let s face it the voice is the first thing that captures a reader s attention The language is plain and clear the descriptions bare bones but enough to visualize everything and true to the point of view and the heroine s personality The main characters of the story were well developed and distinct Dreama Dree the protagonist is a very dynamic young woman likable and easy to relate to I liked her both for her realistic but courageous reactions to the strange events around her her way of taking things into her own hands and making decisions This is no whiney screaming female lead she is a strong person with opinions such as on discrimination against women self confidence but also consideration for the others PJ her best friend is a funny and strong character there when Dree needs her but also of the frivolous and partying type She umps off the page and adds a humorous note to the narrative The alpha wolf who takes Dree under her wing is mysterious and uiet and also very real I felt that I got to know these characters as people in real lifeApart from the real I felt that I got to know these characters as people in real lifeApart from the voice and characterization I really enjoyed the gritty portrayal of Dree s reality as painted by the author He doesn t mince his words when it comes to the transformation of Dree into a werewolf the blood the pain the fear the loss of control the regret He is exceptionally good in my opinion in describing how her body changes each time she loses control of her feelings due to anger or excitement and the way he has the heroine deal with this problem ranges from funny to heart breaking I have rarely if ever seen such an honest portrayal of this transformation which is normally glossed over and made into something magical and beautiful I really liked this aspect of the novellaThe book also contains several explicit sex scenes which play an important role in the story as they both help develop the relationship between Dree and a man she goes out with and provide the ground for her transformations The character arc is good with Dree s perception of the world shifting as her body changes and as she begins to accept she cannot go back to what and who she was The plot should have been predictable Os aren’t her usual scene Then again neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night Som.

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It s was okIt was an ok kind of story Definitely on the darker side and it did give us a lot of back story that I feel will trickle over to the rest of the series but as much as I like to finish things I think I will pass Dreams of Gray isn t exactly a horror tale though it incorporates elements of Celtic folklore and brings them forward into modern times and is graphic in some of the descriptions of transformations it lacks the feeling of suspense or dread that a horror novel imparts The novel is told in the first person from the point of view of Dreama Dree who wakes up naked in the woods with a Celtic tattoo on her back and no memory of the night before The tattoo seems to have effected some changes in her she s warmer all the time and the tattoo feels like it burns during times of stress A visit to her friend s uncle a tattooist specialising in Celtic artwork rapidly brings her to the conclusion that there is something deeply wrong with the tattoo Meanwhile her body undergoes additional changes making life ever embarrassing and complicatedWhile the story begins with an interesting use of Celtic folklore this isn t really developed in a meaningful way Secondary characters feel flat and not fully fleshed out enough to be believable both PJ and the boyfriend are involved in Dree s life but you could remove them from the story and not feel much an absence In a lot of ways this felt like an excuse to animalise a woman write sex scenes and then have the main character be dominated In most of the scenes where Dree showed strength there would be a sense of shameguilt or she wouldn t have any clear memory of it as if the only time she has strength is when she is out of control So I was sort of weirded out by the author s treatment of his main character Some of the explanations offered are flawed the forgetting and the remembering in particular felt shaky as well as some of the animalistic thinking The story also felt pulled in five directions leaving a number of things unresolved Put together with a seuel or conclusion I d rate this higher despite the flaws the story is good and keeps you reading but I d be a happier reader with some fine tuning35 starsReview copy received from the author a part of Librarything s Member Giveaway Program Summary Dreama Cargill is in trouble She woke up naked cold and sporting a back mural Where did it come from Tattoos aren t her usual scene Then again neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night Something is changing her and not for the better Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to killMy Review I liked it but I didn t love it I felt as if there wasn t much character building even though I did like the characters I felt the ending Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic just leaves you hanging and Iust don t feel complete with the story makes me sad that I don t feel as complete as I usually do when I finish a book For a free e book I did like it but it wasn t my favorite Full review here I wasn t too impressed to be honest Like I will give him his props for giving werewolves a different twist but I ust wasn t that into it I will also give him major credit on the layout of the plot It had enough twists and turns to keep my attention And I love the cover God you guys know how I love a great cover story It was interesting attention And I love the cover God you guys know how I love a great cover story It was interesting to hold my attention but not interesting enough to make me go WOW I think the biggest problem I had with was the characters I did like Dree but I didn t identify with her I understood her liked her in some parts but I didn t like bond with her as the main character I think if he spent a little time on her and less time on her sex life it could have been a lot better But let s break this downCharacters I don t absolutely positively love the characters I like them and can relate to them I like Dree well enough But I do not like PJ at all Something about her bothers me so much Needless to say in real life she would definitely not be my friend She s a slob she is constantly cussing like a sailor for no reason She came into a bathroom cussing about how she had to go To me that is ust so classless She is always calling Dree a hoWhich granted she may be one but why bring your friend down like that I ust can t stand derogatory name calling I expect an enemy to call her a ho not her friend Maybe it s a culture difference since I know girlfriends may call each other b words such but I Just T Identify With Someone Like can t identify with someone like I also didn t like Slate but I liked her character development She ust came across to me like a stalker gone wrong I The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle just wish there could have been a different angle the author could have gone off from I can see the layers that he built in her I can see all of the time he spent developing her character but Iust couldn t like her eitherI think the only character I kinda liked than Dree was Alan But to me he s a punk He s a nice guy he s a loyal guy I liked his character a lot I could also identify with him He would be the guy you would bring home to your mother and be proud of But I can t stand his We can make it through any problems you have baby attitude Like that to me is a slight indication of desperation You want to be in a relationship so bad you are willing to go through practically Hades and back for a girl who treats you like crapThat s a punkPlot I can t argue with this He developed the plot well The only problem I had was pacing Some bits were too fast and some. Dreama Cargill is in trouble She woke up naked cold and sporting a back mural Where did it come from Tatto. .