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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mini-Review: The Twisted Kiss by Anya Bast

Title: The Twisted Kiss
Author: Anya Bast
Series: Doomsyear #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 01/24/12
Reviewed by: Sara
Sometimes it takes just one kiss...

Doomsyear, Book 1

Kylie Mitchell lives in a world of monsters. Thanks to a military experiment gone viral, over half the population is gone and most of what remains has mutated into storybook werewolves and vampires. In this new Earth, only the tough survive, and Kylie has more than enough reason to want to be left alone.

When the Council of the Wise decrees that she must mate with a potent vampire and a powerful werewolf, Kylie resents their intrusion into her self-imposed exile. As one of the last humans on Earth, she always assumed she’d be safe from the super-psychics’ machinations, and she’s not ready to trust her heart to anyone.

Michael and Christian share no great love for each other, but they have one thing in common -- their long-time desire for Kylie. Determined to ensure she doesn’t spend the rest of her lonely life wallowing in needless guilt, they choose to put aside their differences and work together, never allowing her time to think as they seduce her body and mind, hoping their love will tempt her heart to open to them.

Yet just as she begins to bloom under their fiercely protective attention, a twisted and monstrous figure from the past rises up, threatening to destroy everything...

Warning: Features a sexy werewolf, a motorcycle-riding vamp, and one very lucky woman who is tough enough to take care of herself. Watch out for sizzling hot sex scenes, two alpha males, undeniable love, and a twisted monster that might end it all.

Mini-Review: I really liked the idea behind this post-apocolyptic world in which vampires, werewolves, and humans co-exist and the council decides who should be paired. The main conflict of the story was a bit underwhelming, although it did unify the main characters. The pace of this novella was fantastic. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one afternoon. I really enjoyed all three characters, and their interactions were realistic. The cover is awesome, one of my favorites from Samhain. The colors and textures read post-apocolyptic.

Plot: 4 Stars
Pace: 4.5 Stars
Characters: 4.5 Stars
Cover: 4.5 Stars
Overall: 4.5 Stars

Disclosure: I won a copy of this e-book from the author's blog.


  1. a bit inappropriate, don't u think? sexy? humph. i like things with romance, but not like get nude together scenes! i like rescuing, deep kissing, and hugging, but sleepin' together? uh-uh. no way! srry, but im not picking this up. more sexy than Breaking Dawn it sounds like!

  2. No, I don't think it's inappropriate but I'm also 24. As a 24 year old, I review both YA and adult novels. This title is definitely meant for an adult audience. I understand if you disagree with the erotic nature of the story. But if you disagree with the polyamorous relationship in the novel, than this blog may not be for you. I'm a bisexual woman currently in a relationship with another woman. I enjoy reading stories that include all different sexual orientations and relationships.


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