Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Release: Destined to Crave by Setta Jay

Destined to Crave 
by Setta Jay

Destined to Crave is the first book in the Descended of Guardians series, a spin off of the Guardians of the Realms series. Now available!


The descendant of two almighty Gods and a Guardian of Earth, Eirykr “Rykr” is born of immense power. Yet, no amount of strength or skill can save him from the curse that tore him away from his first and only love. Turned into a shadowy assassin, he wields the demons bound to his soul with the ruthlessness of a blade. For nearly a decade, he’s searched for the key to free himself, all the while watching over and dangerously craving the beautiful mate who believes she’s driven him away.

Lucy is a born protector, a trait of her Guardian lineage. When her greatest gift was torn from her, leaving a gaping hole in her soul, she refuses to allow a young Rykr, her known mate, to suffer the same dire consequences. Her fear forces her to make a haunting decision and with a grave threat, she crushes him, demanding they part for a decade. Yet, as the years pass she can feel him watching her from the shadows, conjuring wild fantasies that make her ache for him to finally end their torment.

As time ticks toward the decade mark, dark forces rush to descend. Will Rykr’s secret and relentless need to protect Lucy condemn them to a hopeless destiny of constant craving? Or will Lucy bind them for all eternity, no matter the violent threat to her very soul?

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My review:

3.5-3.75 stars

 This is a good quick read! I enjoy everything Setta Jay writes. Her Guardians of the Realms series is crackalicious fun and this book was no different. Destined to Crave is the first book in the spinoff series, Descended of the Guardians, based on the children of the 12 Guardians. 

This book is Lucy and Rykr's story. They met as children and grew up together, soon discovering they were mates. But Lucy was 5 years older than Rykr and they could not claim each other as mates until they both had turned 19. When Lucy turned 19, she lost her powers and she didn't know why. Fearing that the same would happen to Rykr, she told that she wanted them to wait to claim each other until he turned 24. Rykr reluctantly agreed but then something terrible happens and his body absorbs a demon. Now, eight years later, Lucy finds out about the agony Rykr has been in from the demon and tries to help him overcome it so they can finally accept each other as mates. It is hard to describe the story in a way that does it justice, but it's really good, interesting, and easy to follow.

I really liked Lucy and Rykr. They obviously loved each other and both of them stayed true and faithful to each other, despite their separation for years. This book was sweet and sexy. There was little angst. I did feel like the book was a little short and there wasn't a big, suspenseful climax. But this is still an enjoyable, easy read. I will definitely continue this series and read more from Ms. Jay!

 Download a FREE copy of Ecstasy Claimed - this is Lucy's parents' story in celebration of Destined to Crave's release week!

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