She has done the unthinkable—turned her best friend into a dark breed: part Vampyre, Lychen and Witch . . .
thought only to save her friend’s life when she fed Haven her blood;
instead, she created a monster. Now the woman she thought of as a sister
is under the spell of an ancient, vengeful god, determined to set him
free and wreak havoc on the mortal world . . . and only Kyana can stop
But time is running out. In just seven days, Kyana’s
Vampyre and Lychen abilities will be gone and she’ll be completely
transformed into the Goddess of the Hunt—and her blood ties to Haven
will be severed. By her side is Ryker—ally, demigod, lover— who will
sacrifice everything to keep Kyana safe . . . even the attraction that
burns between them. Together they have one chance to save Haven from
herself . . . to save humanity from hell on earth.
The last of her kind, half Vampyre, half Lychen, Kyana was forbidden from passing her curse onto another. But in order to save her friend Haven, she did exactly that, creating a monster in the progress. Haven has become possessed by the spirit of the most evil of all Titans, Cronos, and seeks to raise him from the dead. Kyana, as her sire has the only chance at bringing Haven down. But time is running out. In only seven days, Kyana will complete the transformation from half-breed to the Goddess of the Hunt, and lose all her blood ties to Haven. If Haven isn't brought down before she raises the dark God, then all will be lost, with no one safe, not even the Gods themselves.
Bedeviled was all about change for Kyana as she transforms from half-breed to the Goddess of the Hunt. For centuries Kyana has been ostracized for her half vampire, half lychen nature, and despite her determination to use her abilities to help others, she has been greatly disdained by many. To cope she has cloaked herself with a brash and hard as nails exterior, fully embracing the darker halves of herself in order to get the job done. Now however, as her half-breed nature is slipping away to turn her into a full fledged Goddess, her world is being turned upside down. She can no longer hide behind her other nature and it has left her more than a little lost. Even so, she is adapting remarkably well considering the circumstances, and once she fully embraces her new nature, she will be even more of a force to reckoned with. Trust me, that is saying something.
I'll be the first one to admit that I don't always have the best of patience for a slow moving romance. I am such a sap for that happiness, that I always want that instant gratification. However, in this series, I am actually really enjoying the slow build up between Kyana and Ryker. They are both so incredibly damaged, that anything else wouldn't have been stable enough to last. Honestly I love it when both the hero and the heroine are wrecks as it puts them on equal footing, and then can heal one another. Although in this case, Ryker does have a little bit one up on Kyana, as he both knows and freely admits that he wants her, not just for now, but for always. Kyana is much more skittish, but I enjoyed seeing her start to slowly open up a little more in Bedeviled. There's still a very long road ahead, but the two of them seem to be headed in the right direction.
Bedeviled was a really great follow up to Ascension, and definitely kept me more than entertained. The blend of mythologies, from the Greek Gods, to vamps and lychens, and a plethora of other supernatural creatures, makes for a very enriching world, that is sure to please. I highly recommend Bedeviled as it is a very solid second installment in the Dark Breed Series that shouldn't be missed.