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Dark Sins and Desert Sands

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Escaping a hellish Syrian prison US serviceman Ray Stavrakis emerged with uncanny mind control powers and an eerie ability to morph into a mythical Minotaur As a half man half bull Ray had legendary power but only one woman could prove his innocence The. Ray Stavrakis is a man on a mission After escaping from the prison where he was tortured for being an enemy spy he now is on a race to clear his name Ray is no ordinary man; he has the ability to walk into others dreams as a legendary Minotaur and to control their actions with the power of his mind All this power is now channelled on finding the one person who can clear his name the therapist that his captors used to interrogate him and who allowed them to hurt him when he didn’t break; Layla Bahset Layla is now working in Las Vegas as a therapist She knows that someone is tracking her but has no idea who Layla is an amnesiac who has no memories of her life before she took over the practice in Vegas When Ray tracks her down she can’t believe that she could have done the evil things that he describes When their attraction starts to heat up his touches and kisses start to awaken memories she wishes had stayed buried As flashes of Gods and other mythical beings start to merge with the ones of blood and pain can Layla stop the evil forces that have already focused their attentions towards both herself and Ray And is she powerful enough to stop Seth her evil ex in his uest to use both of their powers to do his biddingThis book was an enjoyable mix of Romantic Suspense and mythology I had a minor problem for the first few couple of chapters as I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on Once the concept of Gods was introduced I realised that I was looking at this book from the wrong angle This is not a Romantic suspense it is a PNR with suspense elementsRay is a broken man Tortured to the point of death branded a traitor and having every sense of normality snatched away from him he has become a hard and angry man The Minotaur power isn’t something that he has put a name on; it is something that occurred during his detention and it now something to be utilised He has found that he can enter the dreamscapes of peoples subconscious and extract information Layla is the person that stands out from his time in captivity He feels she alone is the person that he can use to find out what evidence the Government had to arrest him with I liked Ray’s character and understood it to a point He was a man on a mission to clear his name so he could return to his family and live again as a free man I just couldn’t understand his feelings towards Layla at first He believes she had him tortured to break him that she enjoyed the pain and suffering of others To then start to have feelings for her before actually knowing her felt a little odd to me I couldn’t uite get my head around the fact that a man would start to fall for the woman who helped torture him in some pretty distasteful ways I may add without attributing it to Stockholm syndrome It was the only issue I had but I will add that this started to fade the I knew about the characters They have a lot in common so than first meets the eye and I did feel that they were suited to each other by the end of the storyLayla is a fully functioning amnesiac She feels she is a much efficient therapist like this as she has no emotional baggage to tie to anyone case but keeps her condition secret I liked her character It isn’t the strong female personality that I usually prefer but she had a certain strength of will that I enjoyed I liked that she kept working even though she could have been a wailing wreck I liked that she didn’t shy away from the possibility that she could have done all these awful things and I enjoyed the fact that she was willing to try to help Ray even though he was pretty awful to her although I understood why he was that way All in all she was the character I enjoyed the most The fact that she couldn’t ge Cowboy at the Crossroads race to clear his name Ray is no ordinary man; he has the ability to walk into others dreams as a legendary Minotaur and to control their actions with the power of his mind All this power is now channelled on finding the one person who can clear his name the therapist that his captors used to interrogate him and who allowed them to hurt him when he didn’t break; Layla Bahset Layla is now working in Las Vegas as a therapist She knows that someone is tracking her but has no idea who Layla is an amnesiac who has no memories of her life before she took over the practice in Vegas When Ray tracks her down she can’t believe that she could have done the evil things that he describes When their attraction starts to heat up his touches and kisses start to awaken memories she wishes had stayed buried As flashes of Gods and other mythical beings start to merge with the ones of blood and pain can Layla stop the evil forces that have already focused their attentions towards both herself and Ray And is she powerful enough to stop Seth her evil ex in his uest to use both of their powers to do his biddingThis book was an enjoyable mix of Romantic Suspense and mythology I had a minor problem for the first few couple of chapters as I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on Once the concept of Gods was introduced I Cowboy Brigade realised that I was looking at this book from the wrong angle This is not a Romantic suspense it is a PNR with suspense elementsRay is a broken man Tortured to the point of death branded a traitor and having every sense of normality snatched away from him he has become a hard and angry man The Minotaur power isn’t something that he has put a name on; it is something that occurred during his detention and it now something to be utilised He has found that he can enter the dreamscapes of peoples subconscious and extract information Layla is the person that stands out from his time in captivity He feels she alone is the person that he can use to find out what evidence the Government had to arrest him with I liked Ray’s character and understood it to a point He was a man on a mission to clear his name so he could A Cowboy's Pursuit return to his family and live again as a free man I just couldn’t understand his feelings towards Layla at first He believes she had him tortured to break him that she enjoyed the pain and suffering of others To then start to have feelings for her before actually knowing her felt a little odd to me I couldn’t uite get my head around the fact that a man would start to fall for the woman who helped torture him in some pretty distasteful ways I may add without attributing it to Stockholm syndrome It was the only issue I had but I will add that this started to fade the I knew about the characters They have a lot in common so than first meets the eye and I did feel that they were suited to each other by the end of the storyLayla is a fully functioning amnesiac She feels she is a much efficient therapist like this as she has no emotional baggage to tie to anyone case but keeps her condition secret I liked her character It isn’t the strong female personality that I usually prefer but she had a certain strength of will that I enjoyed I liked that she kept working even though she could have been a wailing wreck I liked that she didn’t shy away from the possibility that she could have done all these awful things and I enjoyed the fact that she was willing to try to help Ray even though he was pretty awful to her although I understood why he was that way All in all she was the character I enjoyed the most The fact that she couldn’t ge

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Woman who'd driven him to the brink of insanity with her cool eyed interrogation and her hot blooded sensualityBut Vegas psychologist Layla Bahset had no memory of Ray or her past Only a feeling of being stalked by a nonhuman predator Was it Ray whose. Taut suspense amazing layers to the characters and a level of emotional depth that just blew me away This is heads and tails better than an average paranormal The modern day twist to ancient mythology sucked me in from page one Several big twists I never saw coming and the dark complexity kept me frantically turning the pages Oh and the sex scenes left my fingertips burning just from touching the page This is a must read The Cowboy Meets His Match read

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Eyes condemned her soul even as his hands ignited her body Or was another evil force at work But nothing could stop Layla from remembering what she was; and what her evil creator had planned for her and her soldier loverBook #124 in the Harleuin Nocturn. Originally posted at would ever have believed that the path of vengeance would lead to the discovery of love A man born and recreated and a woman created yet reborn join together to find that which others denied them Dark Sins and Desert Sands ends up being a powerful and completely entertaining tale that kept this reader on the edge of her seat I was fascinated with the heroine that Ms Draven created It seems she explored the possible uestion of “what kind of person would I be if I didn’t have all the baggage from my past” Layla the heroine didn’t purposely pursue the answers to that uestion How and why she did is intimately mixed up with the villain of the book Layla is a nice person Too nice By that I mean she is bland not forceful or colorful She’s numb to life and yet she knows there’s something out of reach something missing and it’s driving her nuts that she can’t figure it out She does the best that she can because she has a good heart And after reading the book it totally makes sense Inside the heroine really is a decent and giving person who longs for the dream of love home and kids A reader is in for a surprise when they find out what Layla is actually capable of She ends up being a very sympathetic character and I cheered her on as she tried to thwart the destiny mapped out for her When the heroine starts putting the pieces together mixed with the person she was at the beginning of the book get ready for a treat She’s a tough cookie and will fight for what is important no matter what The person who inspired that keen sense of loyalty is the yummy hero RayRay is an awesome character He’s a military guy with a great record – to a point His sense of duty honor and integrity would normally be great ualities and they are But they can and were used against him He experienced horrible terrible things Ms Draven described a scene that would make anyone puke not just the hero Despite the things done to him and his need for revenge it didn’t block him from the basic good nature inside himself He wasn’t blinded by rage all the time and when he wasn’t clarity exposed some intriguing possibilities that blew his mind And it set him on a path totally different from his original goal much to my delight The culprit and villain that created the chaos and horror that dogged the steps of Layla and Ray throughout the book is Seth The author was creative and amazing in what she did with him I felt I should hate his character certainly I was given enough ammunition to do so But I couldn’t In reality he was as dysfunctional with relationships as a guy could be He was so set in his ways; he had become arrogant lofty and totally clueless when it came to a real woman The bad guy also had some weird phobias and twisted views of women in general He’s so complicated Because of the author’s brilliant writing I ended up giggling with diabolical glee when Isabel matched wits with Seth That’s all I’m going to say about that wouldn’t want to ruin the fun for readers Secondary characters contribute mightily to the plot movement in the book I enjoyed how the author led me to a false sense of ambiguity about their presence in the story They were than they appeared and readers are going to be pleasantly surprised at the roles they play The happy ever after brought tears to my eyes Truly It was emotionally powerful poignant and sweetMs Draven created a wonderful heartfelt final chapter that wowed me and made everything that came before meaningful and special It highlighted the fact that all the tragedies in the past paid the dues for the hope and optimism that now embrace Layla and Ray Totally romantic Dark Sins and Desert Sands is a light in the darkness Ms Dr