Masked Possession (The Masked Arcana #1)
A Man Who Can Wear Any FaceCaro 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 PastEric 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 (The Masked Arcana #1) Details

TitleMasked Possession (The Masked Arcana #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 8th, 2017
PublisherKensington Publishing Corp.
Rating
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal

Masked Possession (The Masked Arcana #1) Review

  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Looking for a completely new idea in paranormal then look no further! This is truly such a unique concept that if honest it took me a while to really get sucked into it. Imagine a world where those who are Arcane ( supernaturals) exist but hide who they are from humans or as the Arcane call them 'statics'. Why 'Statics'? Well that's because at the top of the Arcane tree we have the Masquerada with the ability to transform their appearance and even for the select few change into more than one for Looking for a completely new idea in paranormal then look no further! This is truly such a unique concept that if honest it took me a while to really get sucked into it. Imagine a world where those who are Arcane ( supernaturals) exist but hide who they are from humans or as the Arcane call them 'statics'. Why 'Statics'? Well that's because at the top of the Arcane tree we have the Masquerada with the ability to transform their appearance and even for the select few change into more than one form. This means the Masquerada are incredibly arrogant, self obsessed and look down on Weres, the Mer, Vampires , Fey and of course humans . So you can well imagine that when the Heirarch of the Masquerada reaches out to a PR agency for help whilst unraveling and been taken over by his numerous alter egos it's not something done lightly. Trusting a woman half human and half something else doesn't come easy but Eric connects with Caro in the most unusual way! Yet this couple have something in common that neither realise and it's a connection that's deadly.As mentioned I didn't exactly become as involved as I'd wanted in this idea but after about twenty five percent in I started to enjoy the story and these characters more. Admittedly it's a crazy concept and perhaps the pace slower than I like so yes I wanted more action to be sprinkled throughout. Instead we get a lot of time getting to know the couple who are clearly madly attracted to each other but Caro doesn't exactly come clean with Eric. To be fair though Eric is constantly warned off Caro by trusted advisors but he is one very stubborn individual!So as Eric struggles to keep his crown the author starts dropping hints about possible enemies and yes unfortunately it was embarrassing at times the way Caro just ignored her instincts. I'm not overly fond of pantomime, obvious villains but have to admit the ending was such a crazy idea that it wasn't something I could have ever predicted . A fabulous, imaginative world that is full of potential but this reader would have preferred a little more action along the way.This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Tanya
    January 1, 1970
    Received from Netgalley in exchange of a honest review.4 stars!! You can also read it on my blog! This was a pretty solid debut book but in the last couple chapters ,it become predictable city. It started off so strongly but frizzled out towards at the end.The world building is this book is probably the best I have seen in the long time. Ms. Delcroix did an amazing job explaining how the world that she created in this book works. It's that type of world building that before you get the  fully qu Received from Netgalley in exchange of a honest review.4 stars!! You can also read it on my blog! This was a pretty solid debut book but in the last couple chapters ,it become predictable city. It started off so strongly but frizzled out towards at the end.The world building is this book is probably the best I have seen in the long time. Ms. Delcroix did an amazing job explaining how the world that she created in this book works. It's that type of world building that before you get the  fully question on what this certain thing is that is dropped into the narrative it's already answered in the next sentence. I know the idea of having the supernatural world hiding in the real world has been used to death but this Urban fantasy breathed new life in it. A plus for it being mostly set in Canada and not in the states!! YAY! I love the whole premise of the Masquerada because it takes shape shifting to a whole new level. Caro Yeats was everything that I love in badass heroines cause she was smart, sassy, brave, resourceful , good at both jobs being a past reporter and PR person and called her love interest out on his possessive bullshit. Her disdain and distrust for the Masquerada even tho she is one was very understandable thanks to her mom.  All of her actions regardless if they were stupid or not were very  understandable due to the situations she was put in.   I can really appreciate how her character struggled with PTSD symptoms due to a traumatic event that happen to her years back. I have to also appreciate the fact that she's a PoC Whoop! Eric Kelton was a pretty good hero/love interest that I was interested in but I kind got tired of him being possessive with Caro towards the end. I appreciated the fact that he cared about her but calling her " his woman" fifty million times towards the end gets old. I also felt like him getting out the situation  he was in with his Masquerada skills getting messed up almost felt like a deus ex machina moment. Also for him to be the king of the supernatural world of North America, he really didn't do that much to me. ( I think he's a PoC cause they described him having tan skin but I"m not for sure) Side characters- I loved Estelle ( Caro's friend) and Stephan ( Eric's right hand/best friend) cause they were honestly the best two side characters in the book. They were honestly the only two that had the most personally and background besides the main two. I have a mighty need to have a prequel dealing with Stephan cause finding out that he was a slave taken from his home in West Africa before he met Eric sent my interest level of him through the freaking roof.  ( Yes this book has some diversity can you tell lol) The smut, chemistry, and sexual tension between Caro and Eric was pretty damn good even tho I wish they had more romantic tension between them. That was seriously lacking and it borderline felt like instsalove since the whole book took between in a matter of 2-3 weeks. It honestly need more of them getting know each other and not trying to get into each other pants. In all honestly tho, the book did get better once they did jump into each other pants and got they tension out the way to focus on more pressing issues. I really didn't like the villain that much and he felt like a villain cut out that try to be menacing but fell flat. I supposed to feel like he was a real threat to Eric but I never felt that way. He was more of a threat to Caro than to Eric since he was the reason why she had PTSD. Frieda A femme fatale cut out that her actions and were loyalties actually were  was so damn obvious before Caro and Eric figured it out. She almost had substance with her being Knowable about Eric condition but that went out the window with her constantly trying to get in his pants by using different Masquerada's. Some of the plot twists I kind of figured out like half way through the book so they didn't surprised me. There were two other side characters but their asses annoyed me to the fullest.It was way more to be desired at the end since it felt very anticlimactic and predictable . Caro being related to a high-ranking Masquerada felt predictable. . All in All It was solid book for a debut author that I will read again but it started to feel predictable and rushed towards the end. Do I recommend it?Yes If you want something fresh in the Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy genre. 
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Masked Possession had strong world building and a highly original premise. Caro is a young woman working PR for the Tornonto supernaturals. She is supernatural herself but has kept her nature hidden. She is sent to advise Eric Kelton, the leader of the Masquerada. The Masquerada is a species with the ability to alter their appearance and persona... and it just so happens that Caro supernatural other happens to that special brand of supernatural. Eric is immediately taken by Caro but he doesn’t Masked Possession had strong world building and a highly original premise. Caro is a young woman working PR for the Tornonto supernaturals. She is ½ supernatural herself but has kept her nature hidden. She is sent to advise Eric Kelton, the leader of the Masquerada. The Masquerada is a species with the ability to alter their appearance and persona... and it just so happens that Caro supernatural other ½ happens to that special brand of supernatural. Eric is immediately taken by Caro but he doesn’t quite trust her. Eric's rule is in jeopardy. Its threat comes from within.The story is slow going with a building trust between Eric and Caro. They have enemies trying to take over from within.I liked the overall concept but found it a bit repetitive. Masquerada is a really strong name for a new species that is introduced in Masked Possession but having it used 260 times is just one example of things that stalled the story telling. In the end, Masked of Possession was unique, new and interesting.I received this ARC copy of Masked Possession from Kensington Books - Lyrical Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Masked Possession is set for publication August 8, 2017.My Rating: 3 starsWritten by: Alana DelacroixPaperback: 258 pagesPublisher: Lyrical Press Publication Date: August 8, 2017ISBN-10: 1516103645ISBN-13: 978-1516103645Genre: Paranormal RomanceItunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mask...Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Masked-Possess...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mask...Reviewed for:
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  • Rê
    January 1, 1970
    3 “Masks & Paranormal” StarsARC via NetGalley.Thank you, Kensington!While this book wasn't all that I was expecting it to be, I'm happy to see it out there because it means another paranormal romance title is out, and I'm getting excited about this genre making a much needed comeback. It's slow, but it seems to be happening. Yay!Masked Possession's strongest part, in my opinion, is the world the author created. I was super interested in the idea of a PR agency for supernatural beings. The au 3 “Masks & Paranormal” StarsARC via NetGalley.Thank you, Kensington!While this book wasn't all that I was expecting it to be, I'm happy to see it out there because it means another paranormal romance title is out, and I'm getting excited about this genre making a much needed comeback. It's slow, but it seems to be happening. Yay!Masked Possession's strongest part, in my opinion, is the world the author created. I was super interested in the idea of a PR agency for supernatural beings. The author did a good job immersing the reader into that world without dumping all the info at once. The story introduced elements as it went, slowly easing the reader into Caro Yates' life. Caro was an interesting character. She was a halfblood--her mother was a Masquareda, a.k.a., a supernatural being that can change its appearance and personality. But Caro had no experience exploring her abilities. She'd chosen to keep that part of herself hidden, despite working closely with other supernatural beings.As a PR for supernaturals, Caro was assigned a job to help Eric, the leader of the Masquareda who was suffering with a condition due to the fact that he had taken too many masks--almost like taking too many personalities.The moment they meet, Caro and Eric are drawn to each other, and that's when I started to have a little bit of problem with the story. The insta-love vibe I was getting hurt the connection I was still trying to establish with the characters. There was little to no tension or angst or slow burn, and the more I read, the more I'm learning slow burn is really my thing. Sure I'll go for some insta-lust or love every now and then, but it needs to have enough tension or angst to grab my attention. The romance in Masked Possession didn't.With my lack of connection with the romance, I had to focus on the worldbuilding. Fortunately for Masked Possession, that was unique and interesting enough. I liked seeing different supernatural beings interacting. The author brought a few old ones, like the famous vampires, and new ones (at least for me), like Eric and Caro's species.For me, Masked Possession lacked in the romance department, but impressed when it came to its unique premise in a genre I hope will return to the shelves soon enough.
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  • ☕ Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Suspense, danger, and snark made this an addictive tale. I loved the brilliant world building and slight deviations to supernaturals that Delacroix brought to this world. Fey, vampires, shifters, Masquerada and more. The supernatural live in hiding alongside humans and have their own hierarchy and laws.The suspenseful thread shared threats from Eric and Caro's past. Delacroix did a fantastic job with the villain of this tale, and the way she tied him to Caro was well done.  The author allowed th Suspense, danger, and snark made this an addictive tale. I loved the brilliant world building and slight deviations to supernaturals that Delacroix brought to this world. Fey, vampires, shifters, Masquerada and more. The supernatural live in hiding alongside humans and have their own hierarchy and laws.The suspenseful thread shared threats from Eric and Caro's past. Delacroix did a fantastic job with the villain of this tale, and the way she tied him to Caro was well done.  The author allowed the threat and suspense to build beginning with small confrontations and threats to an epic battle that had me holding my breath and gripping my Kindle until my knuckles turned white. Eric's condition, Caro's secret and deceit all added to the overall suspense and provides readers with an addictive story they won't be able to set down.Caro is stubborn, independent and not openly trusting. I loved how Eric while protective respected her wishes and taught her about her supernatural side. Caro's abilities proved rather interesting, and I am anxious to see how she develops. The romance developed slowly with heated kisses and unusual connections. Their back and forth banter made me laugh aloud and endeared me to them. The two share a connection and their attraction and developing romance felt genuine. Delacroix turned on the heat, and the sex scenes were vivid and hot. I loved that she allowed their need for control and strong personalities to show.Secondary characters from Eric's security team to Caro's PR firm added interest, provided conflict and introduced key players to the series. To my delight, secondary characters were developed and had strong, memorable personalities. I immediately wanted to know more. Our villain and those aiding him are characters you will love to hate, especially a little vixen.MASKED POSSESSION was a brilliant start to what looks to be a fun, engaging paranormal romance series. MASKED DESIRE, book two, will release in Spring of 2018. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
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  • Deborah Perry
    January 1, 1970
    Masked Possession is an original and unique premise!  The world is slowly introduced and before you know it, you are immersed.  Caro is working for a PR firm which works with supernaturals.  All the personnel is arcana themselves so they are sympathetic to their issues.  Caro is assigned to work with Eric, a Masquerada. The Masquerada are able to take on different appearances and personalities called masks.  Caro is half Masquerada but does not embrace her abilities having never been able to tru Masked Possession is an original and unique premise!  The world is slowly introduced and before you know it, you are immersed.  Caro is working for a PR firm which works with supernaturals.  All the personnel is arcana themselves so they are sympathetic to their issues.  Caro is assigned to work with Eric, a Masquerada. The Masquerada are able to take on different appearances and personalities called masks.  Caro is half Masquerada but does not embrace her abilities having never been able to trust them. She keeps it under wraps.Eric and Caro have an immediate connection.  She doesn't feel she can trust him, and he doesn't understand his instant feelings for her. Slowly they build trust with one another.Eric is the ruling heirarch of America and his throne is under attack. His enemies are all over.  As he tries to figure out how to deal with that, his immediate issue is his masks. He took too many masks on and now they threaten to consume him. Caro was brought in to help him.I really liked how this story flowed.  The Masquerada is a new element to PNR I have not read before.  I was intrigued. I also liked seeing the different arcana working together-Vamps, Fey, Werewolves, etc. That kept the story flowing for me. There was drama and battles and some romance to boot! I would've liked a bit more in the romance department, but I liked it just the same!Masked Possession is the first book of the Masked Arcana series and I am hooked!  Masquerada are an interesting species and I look forward to reading more about them!5 Stars/3 FlamesThis book was gifted to me by the Jeep Diva for an honest review.  The review and ratings are solely my opinions.
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  • Julayn Adams
    January 1, 1970
    I have to start this review with a disclosure... I didn't finish reading this book. While Alana Delacroix's writing is descriptive and smooth, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I enjoy fantasy and paranormal, but I prefer books that have a realistic feel, usually a hidden paranormal community that is unseen by the general public and therefore makes sense that this "could" be real. If you are a diehard fan of paranormal, I think you'll enjoy "Masked Possession". I applaud the writer for her talent in I have to start this review with a disclosure... I didn't finish reading this book. While Alana Delacroix's writing is descriptive and smooth, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I enjoy fantasy and paranormal, but I prefer books that have a realistic feel, usually a hidden paranormal community that is unseen by the general public and therefore makes sense that this "could" be real. If you are a diehard fan of paranormal, I think you'll enjoy "Masked Possession". I applaud the writer for her talent in storytelling and imagery and ask her forgiveness for my lack of interest. Alana, it's not you, it's me :) Keep writing!
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  • Diane Lynch
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • Pepper
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful adventure! Magic, mystery, and mayhem! Can't wait to read more from this author!
  • Bookgyrl
    January 1, 1970
    Attracted by the cover and the blurb I requested and received an ARC via NetGalley. A year ago, Caro Yeats was a reporter in Washington who helped put a dangerous man in prison. The result was a vicious attack that almost killed her and made her leave town and her identity behind. Working for a PR agency for Arcane beings (we are talking vamps, fey, merpeople, weres etc.) she is asked to solve a big problem for powerful Masquerada Eric Kelton. Masquerada can shift (masque) into other persona liv Attracted by the cover and the blurb I requested and received an ARC via NetGalley. A year ago, Caro Yeats was a reporter in Washington who helped put a dangerous man in prison. The result was a vicious attack that almost killed her and made her leave town and her identity behind. Working for a PR agency for Arcane beings (we are talking vamps, fey, merpeople, weres etc.) she is asked to solve a big problem for powerful Masquerada Eric Kelton. Masquerada can shift (masque) into other persona live for about a 1000 years and are rather self centered. Caro would know as her mother was a Masquerada and she is the reason Caro dislikes Masquerada. Eric is the heirarch of North America, like a King, but he is experiencing trouble maintaining his masques and fears he might not be able to shift again. He is immediately attracted to Caro. The story revolves about an enemy of Eric, a rival to the throne. Eric is challenged to a fight to the death with the throne as the prize. Eric's security detail is convinced Caro is a spy for said enemy, but Eric is too smitten to believe that. Eric and Caro are both strong people, but I sometimes got a bit annoyed by Caro's stubborn streak when it endangered her. The writing is flowing and engaging. I was pulled into the story. It did lag a bit in the middle and I wondered about the time frame. The challenge was supposed to take place within a week and that week seemed endlessly long.... many many things happened.Plus there were several plotpoints that just did not make sense! (view spoiler)[For one: If Caro is a halfblood, how would the bad guy know she could change into such a big guy? Those were supposed to be upper level powers! (hide spoiler)](view spoiler)[Eric is supposed to be super powerful but is almost defeated by a newbie????!!! (hide spoiler)](view spoiler)[It seemed very convenient Caro moved to the town the killer went to for Eric... a bit too convenient you might say. (hide spoiler)]In the end I can say I enjoyed the story and will look into the next in the series.
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  • *flora*
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! You can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings......So, what did I like about it?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; I loved the idea of a PR company for supernaturals and I found the Masquerada and their place in the supernatural world an interesting idea and a refreshing change from the usual vampires/f I loved this book! You can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings......So, what did I like about it?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; I loved the idea of a PR company for supernaturals and I found the Masquerada and their place in the supernatural world 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* and 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.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, in other words I was gripped!...So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?It’s only a small niggle but 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.” sorta thing; 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.I want you to know that I was lucky enough to be given a digital version of this book for free from the publisher (Kensington Books) after making a request via Netgally.com in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the advance copy.
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  • Jeannie Zelos
    January 1, 1970
    Masked Possession, Alana DelacroixReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre:Sci-fi and Fantasy, RomanceI found this pretty hard going to start, I'd been so intrigued by the "differentness" of the Masquerada but found it very difficult to graps what they actually were/could do. Did they become another person, or were they still "them" inside. Fortunaly much of the things I struggled with Caro did too and I learned along with her ;-)I really felt for Caro, alone, running and hiding from her past Masked Possession, Alana DelacroixReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre:Sci-fi and Fantasy, RomanceI found this pretty hard going to start, I'd been so intrigued by the "differentness" of the Masquerada but found it very difficult to graps what they actually were/could do. Did they become another person, or were they still "them" inside. Fortunaly much of the things I struggled with Caro did too and I learned along with her ;-)I really felt for Caro, alone, running and hiding from her past and so scared after what had happened to her. She just trying to lead a quiet life, head down, get on with her life when Eric drops in to it. She's attracted to him and he to her right from that first meeting. As she's told her boss Julian though, never trust a Masquerada, and she's not about to start. events are against that though, along with Eric who's determined to get to know this mysterious lady who brings out feelings in him he thought were long gone. Eric was facing a difficult time too though, a challenge for his position from someone they thought was neutralised. For a clever group they were pretty stupid about that, and the enemy comes at them hard and fast, catching Caro along the way. Its a fun read, decent amount of drama, though some was a little predictable. Sometimes it seems authors are so keen to enforce a characters position they light up the way with imaginary "bad guy here" signs, "don't trust this one" etc. You know, we've all read at least one book where instead of working it out from the subtle clues the author has whacked in some really obvious signposts to ones in case we missed it! It's not a huge thing but I prefer the less obvious approach, even of it means getting to the end and being totally surprised. I like to then look back and see "ah, here's where I missed it," instead of having the plot and characters spoon fed to me. That's a small crit though, and it was a fun read, once I got to grips with this different group. There were a few times too when I thought people acted out of character, and that didn't sit easily with me. Things where I'd be thinking "but why? why not tell/do/explain" about some incident or bit from the past. Secrets are fine, but when everyone is in crisis mode and dangers is lurking everywhere, its not time to decide you don't want to talk about something or get precious about the past. I think as the series continues and the world gets more familiar to readers and to the author, the novels will improve. There's some good bones here and I'm glad I chose this story. Stars: three and a half. A good intro to a new world. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
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  • Gigi staub
    January 1, 1970
    A Man Who Can Wear Any FaceCaro 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 Man Who Can Wear Any FaceCaro 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 PastEric 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 . . .Review:In a genre full of the same types of supernatural creatures, comes a new original story.I loved the whole idea of the Masquerada's, I thought it was very unique and interesting. The Author did a good job creating and explaining this new race and how they interact with other supernatural races. Caro and Eric were super likable and had great chemistry from the beginning. There was also a great deal of action and suspense centering around Caro's and Eric's nemesis/villain. The best part of the book for me was watching Caro deal with Masquerada's and her becoming one and how that affected her.Great start to this new series, I cannot wait to see where the new stories lead.4Stars*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Wow – this book was something completely unique! After reading boatloads of paranormal romance, it takes a lot to make a book something truly special and unique. This world certainly does that and more.Caro is a woman who is hiding from her past. She used to be a tenacious reporter, outing the big bads of the world until she got caught (and stabbed). Oh, and to make matters worse, she’s also a paranormal who has some serious issues about using her abilities. Sure, she’s working in a paranormal p Wow – this book was something completely unique! After reading boatloads of paranormal romance, it takes a lot to make a book something truly special and unique. This world certainly does that and more.Caro is a woman who is hiding from her past. She used to be a tenacious reporter, outing the big bads of the world until she got caught (and stabbed). Oh, and to make matters worse, she’s also a paranormal who has some serious issues about using her abilities. Sure, she’s working in a paranormal publicist office in her “new life,” but that keeps her busy and lets her continue to hide out. Her entire world changes when a Masquerada walks into her office, looking to kill off his masks.Masquerada were definitely a bit of a change from your typical paranormals. They can change their body and face to take on a “mask.” Depending on the level of skill, the person can take on one or many of varying difficulty or changes from their original form. Eric, the leader of this race of paranormals has recently discovered he’s having trouble taking on a mask, as is common for people who maintain too many for too long a time. When taking on the task of removing his masks from the world, he immediately finds himself distractedly smitten with Caro. He knows that he shouldn’t fall for someone who is not a Masquerada, but he can’t help himself. Luckily for them both, they are perfectly suited. She helps him look outside his world and he helps her embrace his (and hers). There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this book – mystery, action, romance, smutty goodness. It was certainly an excellent introduction to this world and I found myself captivated by the newness of it all.
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  • Angel Hatfield
    January 1, 1970
    Caro works for a PR firm for the Toronto supernaturals. Caro is a supernatural but she keeps it hidden. Caro is to advise Eric Kelton who is the leader of the Masquerades which is a supernatural species. That can alter their appearance and persona. Caro’s supernatural better half is a masquerada. Eric is very attracted to Caro but doesn’t really trust her. Eric’s rule is in jeopardy and the treat is coming from within the species. Caro was a half blood she was half masquerada. But Caro had never Caro works for a PR firm for the Toronto supernaturals. Caro is a supernatural but she keeps it hidden. Caro is to advise Eric Kelton who is the leader of the Masquerades which is a supernatural species. That can alter their appearance and persona. Caro’s supernatural better half is a masquerada. Eric is very attracted to Caro but doesn’t really trust her. Eric’s rule is in jeopardy and the treat is coming from within the species. Caro was a half blood she was half masquerada. But Caro had never explored her abilities. Eric is suffering with a condition due to the fact he had taken too many masks. Caro and Eric were instantly attracted to each other. There was very little tension considering someone is trying to become the new leader. I did love the idea of a P R company for supernaturals. But I have to admit I didn’t finish this it just didn’t pull me into the story or really connect with the characters
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  • Lia
    January 1, 1970
    Two Souls Destined to Collide........This is a great story once you can finally get through the over abundance of description scenes in this book. Character and world building is important but there's a fine line between enough and excessive which the author overstepped. But the characters are well fleshed and the world detailed. I will say it is definitely worth the time you spend to read this because once it heats up it never stops.Caro is hiding from a madman and trying to deny being a half b Two Souls Destined to Collide........This is a great story once you can finally get through the over abundance of description scenes in this book. Character and world building is important but there's a fine line between enough and excessive which the author overstepped. But the characters are well fleshed and the world detailed. I will say it is definitely worth the time you spend to read this because once it heats up it never stops.Caro is hiding from a madman and trying to deny being a half blood; Eric needs a PR firm to help him get rid of some of the "masks" he has used over the years. Who knew the madman wanted them both? Is everyone as loyal as they say or are some of them hiding behind a mask?
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  • Mirlou
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the whole idea of the Masquerada's, I thought it was very unique and interesting. The Author did a good job creating and explaining this new race and how they interact with other supernatural races. Caro and Eric were super likable and had great chemistry from the beginning. There was also a great deal of action and suspense centering around Caro's and Eric's nemesis/villain. The best part of the book for me was watching Caro deal with Masquerada's and her becoming one and how that affec I loved the whole idea of the Masquerada's, I thought it was very unique and interesting. The Author did a good job creating and explaining this new race and how they interact with other supernatural races. Caro and Eric were super likable and had great chemistry from the beginning. There was also a great deal of action and suspense centering around Caro's and Eric's nemesis/villain. The best part of the book for me was watching Caro deal with Masquerada's and her becoming one and how that affected her.
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  • Barbara Strickland
    January 1, 1970
    Some good ideasThis was hard to review. I really liked parts of it and the idea of the masquerada was very appealing. However there were some editing issues that need addressing that often interfered with the reading particularly with points of view.On the whole though the characters did connect with the reader. We did want to see where it would take us so not a bad read and with some tightening could be a really good one.
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  • Patrick Haggerty
    January 1, 1970
    Very goodA fun read with characters you'll really care about. Excellent story, strong characters, good black moment, hot sex. What more could you want?
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