Racquel is unique. The bloodlines of four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her DNA. She has never craved attention. She just wants to be able to live as normal life as she can. But she’s about to find that even though she’s uniquely unwelcome wherever she goes, her abilities also make her the best chance the Shadow World has to stop a threat to all the Shadow races.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.
As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.
I love this book cover and the name of the book. This story is chock full of vampires, witches, shape shifters, fairies, werewolves and even a leprechaun or two. This is also book One in the Shadow World Series. I was instantly connected to the heroine, Raquel. Have you ever felt like you haven’t belonged? Isolated from your peers for whatever reason? Well Raquel has been shunned by her peers and even complete strangers her whole life. Learning of the horrible life she’s had to endure being shunned by the whole paranormal community and the isolation she’s been forced into was heart breaking. She has no one to talk to, can trust no one, and the vampire community only wants to conduct painful experiments on her. Such a sad life and yet when her half sister and others of the paranormal community come up missing, she’s thrust into an unwanted leadership role to search for the missing and bring down the kidnappers. Raquel has to decide if she can start to trust the very people that have shunned her, her whole life. Or will she turn her back on the help offered and enter this terrifying mission alone? She’s also plagued by gut wrenching nightmares. I loved the vivid images that Brandy Nacole paints whether describing a fight scene, nightmares, or characters in the book. The action and mystery surrounding the story kept me turning the pages. There’s also plenty of love connections too. Maybe even a love triangle *grins*. I couldn’t put the book down and can’t wait for the next installment.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.
She is the author of The Shadow World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series.
MY DREAM CAST:
1. Grey Damon as Ethan – werewolf and love interest to Dayana
2. Julia Voth as Racquel-heroine, part witch, were, vampire, and shapeshifter.
3. Alexandra Daddario as Dayana witch and love interest to Ethan.
4. Xavier Samuel as Coy – human and vampire blood slave.
6. Ariel Winter as Addie – Racquel’s sister/witch.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: What did you think of the dream cast?
Details: (1) signed paperback of Uniquely Unwelcome, (2) ebooks of Uniquely Unwelcome and the sequel Blood Burdens (2) ebooks of Broken Faith.
There’ll be 5 winners. 1st place: (1) signed paperback of Uniquely Unwelcome. 2nd and 3rd place: (1) ebook of Uniquely Unwelcome and the sequel Blood Burdens. 4th and 5th place: (1) ebook of Broken Faith.
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