Review of Till Death and Beyond by Lyn C. Johanson

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Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 321 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever…

A COLD BEAUTY WHO KNOWS DEATH INTIMATELY…

Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.

A TORMENTED WARRIOR WHO HAS LOST EVERYTHING…

Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.

A DESTINY TO CHANGE THE WORLD…

While the gods might have planned for her to be captured, surrender is not something that comes easy to Amira. Yet one glance into her captor’s eyes, and she is swept away by emotions long ago denied to her. She decides to play along. For a while.

Despite the hatred Raven harbors for their kind, he is intrigued by the witch. One taste of her lips, and she becomes his obsession. Soon, he discovers that fighting against the passion they ignite in one another is futile. But as they strip each other’s secrets, a powerful force threatens to destroy them both.

For in this game of gods nothing is simple—the whole universe seems to conspire against them. And no matter how fiercely they fight, or what they are willing to endure to save each other … the path they travel is paved with loss.

Will they survive the ultimate test, if even their determination—to fight till death—might not be enough?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Amira is the most powerful witch on the face of the earth, but she doesn’t care. Thanks to the Gods she’s forced to relive every single death she’s endured in her past lives. Yes, all of her past lives are part of her just like all witches, but when she remembers her deaths she actually feels them. There’s nothing like feeling like you’re being burned, or stoned, or shot to make one turn off their emotions. Amira disconnects emotionally from her life. In her opinion why feel when she’s just going to die and be reborn, yet again. But that all changes when she’s kidnapped by Raven.

Raven despises witches. He lost his family because of one. Yet, he needs one to reverse the spell placed on the only relative he has left, his brother, who is lost somewhere in his own mind. Kidnapping Amira seemed like the way to bring the witch he needed to him, but why from the moment he saw her could he not stop thinking about her? Raven fights his feelings for Amira, chalking them up to her trying to spell his emotions. But she isn’t. And once she starts helping people, instead of hurting them like all witches do, Raven cannot help but give into the feelings he has for her.

Two unlikely people falling in love should have been wonderful, but the Gods can’t help but meddle in their lives, brining one disaster after another, trying to force them apart. However, Raven isn’t what he seems to be and Amira is stronger than anyone knows. They may be able to come back together, but at what cost?

I loved discovering how Amira and Raven were connected to one another. This is a unique story filled with emotional highs and lows and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances where the witches are as mean and manipulative as the ones in Hansel and Gretel.

On a side note, there are a lot of grammar issues, but even though they were a  little annoying they did not take away from the story.

My Favorite Quotes: Well, at least she hadn’t lied. She was thinking about his sword – just not the one he had in his scabbard.”

“You were telling me how you lost your virginity. Just what every woman wants to hear after a love declaration, I’m sure!”

“It’s annoying to see a man make a total fool of himself. If I shot him now, it would surely be a mercy kill.”

Overall, I give this 4 stars! 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

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