…So what’s Masked Possession about?
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Title: Masked Possession by Alana Delacroix
Series: The Masked Arcana #1
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Formats Available: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Narrator: Chloe Pfeiffer
Length: 10 hours 45 minutes
No. of Pages: 272
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository
A Man Who Can Wear Any Face
Caro Yeats doesn’t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now working PR for Toronto’s supernaturals, what she hasn’t seen mostly isn’t worth seeing. But the assignment to “rebrand” Eric Kelton’s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start. Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their face—their entire persona—on a whim. Eric’s charisma muddles her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?
A Woman Without A Past
Eric has never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny insight. But desirable as she is, he’d be a fool to let her near. Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric can’t risk becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong, clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . . .
Masked Possession is a paranormal romance that would happily sit in the adult genre due to some of the 18+ content.
Read: 7th – 9th August 2017
The publication date was 8th August 2017.
…So, what did I like about Masked Possession?
Alana Delacroix is a new-to-me author who managed to create a new unique world that captured my imagination. I found her writing style very easy to read and enjoyed the way she grew her plot. The idea of a PR company for supernaturals was brilliant. The Masquerada and their place in the supernatural world was an interesting idea and a refreshing change from the usual vampires/fae/shifters.
I loved that Ms Delacroix wrote her characters with the complexities that we’d see in the people around us.
Our main characters, Caro and Eric, had a good balance of strengths and insecurities to make them feel real. I also loved the fact that the secondary characters were developed and had strong, memorable personalities; they weren’t just filling the page.
I can happily confirm that there is no cliffhanger at the end of this book *phew*.
It seems there are plenty of stories within this new paranormal world; the series continues with, Masked Desire, the first chapter of which is at the end of this book.
I was gripped!
Masked Possession managed to surprise me a couple of times, had me reaching for the tissues *sniff*, recoiling in horror, giggling out loud and I can’t tell you how many times the temperature seemed to mount while reading certain scenes too! *blush* Throughout this book, I found myself desperate to find out what would happen next, staying up late to finish just one more chapter.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about Masked Possession?
Yes, but it’s only a small niggle.
I have to admit that some of the character traits exhibited in this book had me growling at the page at times. I’m not a big fan of the prolonged “I hate you, Lassie. Leave me alone” but not really trope. However, I understand that sometimes these phases are what the story needs for character growth and development.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I loved this book!
Great world-building, multi-dimensional strong characters and a gripping background story! It’s a tale of prejudices, secret histories & hidden enemies, fighting your inner demons as well as battling real-life foe but running through all of that – it’s a passionate rollercoaster of a love story. I have already added book 2, Masked Desire, to my Amazon wish list.
Due to the sexual content, I’d recommend this book to adults only – it’s definitely steamy – who are fans of relationship and romance stories that feature some darker themes.
So, has my review of MASKED POSSESSION (THE MASKED ARCANA #1) encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the author.
The Masked Arcana
The series features the Masquerada. A species of supernaturals who can shift, masque, into a number of other personas depending on their power level. They live for about a 1000 years, are egocentric and arrogant and have a total lack of empathy for humans. Masquerada also lack empathy for vampires, fae, merpeople and other supernaturals that are all secretly living in our human world.
Books in the Series
- Masked Possession (The Masked Arcana #1) (2017)
- Masked Desire (The Masked Arcana #2) (2018)
- Masked Longing (The Masked Arcana #3) (2018)
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Bye for now,