Out of Smoke and Ashes

Tymber Dalton
Out of Smoke and Ashes
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May 2013
Book 5 of Triple Trouble
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Elain Pardie's wedding is interrupted when her matron of honor, Lina, goes into labor. Unfortunately, events spiral downhill from there for the Lyalls and their kin when an old foe refuses to roll over and play dead. As everyone suspected, Rodolfo Abernathy won't give up.

What Abernathy doesn't know is he's become more prey than predator. Shifters with grudges of their own enter the fight with their sights set on Abernathy's downfall.

When the fur hits the fan, it won't be pretty.

While Elain and Lina struggle to cope with their new roles, various shifter Clans band together to fight their common enemies. Devastating heartaches are finally laid to rest as new love blossoms.

And Baba Yaga isn't even done with them yet. Elain, Ain, Brodey, and Cail, along with their ever-growing band of friends and adopted family, must still confront those who'd gladly destroy all they love as evil and vengeance once again return from Out of Smoke and Ashes.

Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Dec 18, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
129 people found the following review helpful
When will the cockatrice die? These nasty inbred shifters are the bane of all the other shifters' existence. How much longer will this series continue? Isn't it done already? Ms. Dalton surprises us with yet another twist in this story. It's sort of out of the blue, but it's perversely kinky.

Elaine Pardie just wants to have her blissful wedding day with friends and family. She's marrying Ain but really she's mating the triplets and it's all understood. Her wedding day is interrupted when her best friend goes into labor and one of the shifters is nearly kidnapped.

It seems this series is becoming increasingly convoluted. There is never just one focal point. Instead, there are several threads hopping back and forth. For those who are not familiar with this series, it may give a reader whiplash. It is crucial to read these books in order. Each book builds upon the previous one.

In addition, the number of characters in this book will make it hard for people to keep them straight. It may be easier to create a tree chart and how each person relates to another. The number of allies between the different shifter races is increasing. On top of this, a prophecy needs to be fulfilled. Another pantheon of gods is introduced in this story, too. It's a rather odd interpretation of the Devil and hell. I'm hoping this will lead to a spin-off in another series. It's intriguing.

Lastly, Elain's ruthless enemy, Abernathy, is back and he isn't going to stop until he gets his dick into Elain. With all these different storylines going at the same time in a fast pace, it can be easy to get lost. For those who enjoy crossovers and tie-ins, this story will be fun to read.

The characters in this story are now starting to meld with each other. Elain, Lina and Cally are all the same. They have the same attitude. They have similar magnitude of power. Honestly, they can be interchangeable. Sure, they have different men they mate with, but that is about it. From a character perspective, there isn't any one who is endearing or admirable. The "good" guys all come across as self-righteous know-it-alls. The bad guys are just batshit crazy. The latest evil villain is quite the screwed up female with daddy issues. When her agenda is revealed, it takes a weird but amusing turn, even if it is depraved.

The sex in this story is classic Ms. Dalton kinky hot. There are multiple partners combinations as well as degrading kinky sex. The only thing there isn't is vanilla sex. Well, the vanilla sex is hidden behind closed doors. The kinkiest sex which I enjoyed is the shifter sex. It's not between human and shifted wolf. It is still with shifters all in the same shifted state--their wolf self. It is taboo to have human to shifter sex, but it would be so very good. Yes, it dances the fine line of bestiality, but who cares? It's fiction. Alas, we are only inundated with males and females getting it on. Maybe one day, Ms. Dalton will cross over and give us some smoking hawt f/f.

This kinky paranormal romance is recommended for those who like several plots all converging at once.
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