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Chosen by Fate (Para-Ops #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  351 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
Although he keeps company with a vampire and a were, human Shaman Caleb O'Flare can definitely hold his own. But neither his psychic ability nor his healing powers can help his sexy-as-hell teammate, Wraith-a ghost with no memory of her human existence, who cannot experience touch without pain. No wraith has managed to exist past its tenth year, so her time is about to run ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Berkley
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Oct 04, 2011 Bells rated it really liked it
After reading book 1 in the Para-Ops series Chosen By Blood, I wanted to pull at the hair on my head. Why you ask? It's because I wanted to read book 2 Chosen By Fate right away and I knew it was going to be a long and agonizing wait for me. The main characters Wraith and Caleb O'Flare have this AMAZING tension in the 1st book and when I saw that book 2 was their story I couldn't wait to read more about them.

Virna DePaul does not disappoint with the continuation of this series as we get the opp
Oct 15, 2011 Xee rated it it was amazing
Love this series
This had been coming for a long time now, but especially since they'd returned from North Korea. Their mission had affected all of them, of course, but Wraith had come back different. Still prickly, but less mouthy. Less willing to react or to interact. Less....well, less Wraith. It was as if part of her died on that mission. As if the regeneration of her body looked complete but really wasn't.

Lately, everyone has noticed a change in Wraith. She’s always been moody and withdrawn, but now she’s s
Stephanie  G
The Para Ops team has been assigned to infiltrate the feline shifter community to find the person or persons responsible for the sudden surge of rapes of female felines.
With her history with felines Wraith didn't like this assignment as it is, but the fact that she can no longer deny the feelings she has for Caleb is what sent her fleeing the team.
Caleb has his own bad history with the felines he has to deal with but first he must retrieve Wraith and convince her he loves her and doesn't not wa
Amber Hughes
Oct 20, 2011 Amber Hughes rated it really liked it
Great read! I really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to Dex's book!
Among The Muses
Rated 4.5 on the blog.

Virna DePaul delivers another fabulous story complete with intricate plot line, unique and dynamic characters, and action with an air of suspense that keeps you highly engaged!

The Para-Ops team is composed of six primary team members -- and one director, pulled together for their talents. In book one, the spotlight fell on a human hostage negotiator and a dharmire, half-human, half-vampire clan leader. In book two, the spotlight shifts to concentrate on the relationship bet
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Aug 16, 2011 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it it was amazing
I loved the tension that Wraith and Caleb brought to Chosen by Blood. Readers could easily see the chemistry and connection between these two characters. I was very eager to see how their book would flesh out. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Wraith’s character is heartbreaking on so many levels. She’s dead, she has no memory of who she was when she was living, touch pains her, but all of her other sensations are severely lacking. Then the icing on that cake ALL wraiths die again between ...more
Aug 26, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it really liked it
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This second in DePaul's Para-Ops series features Otherborns - weres, vamps, dharmires, felines, shapeshifters, mages and wraiths; a shaman; a special FBI mixed species team; a prophecy; a Quorum of humans who want to "strip [the Otherborn] of their civil rights"; a goddess who wants to wipe all species from the earth to start over again and a very unlikely romance. She adds some inventive differences to the mythos for several of her paranormal characters.

This was a new author and new series fo
Oct 01, 2011 Kt rated it really liked it
Caleb may be one of the human members of the Para-Ops teams, but that doesn't mean he isn't without his own set of powerful skills. His psychic and healing powers are unparalleled, but none of that can help him where it matters most to his heart. He'd give anything to help Wraith, a "living" ghost who only experiences pain with touch. No wraith has lived past ten years, and her time is quickly coming up. Once this would have been a blessing to finally have relief from the constant pain, even if ...more
Jill James
Oct 19, 2011 Jill James rated it it was amazing
Paranormal romance at its best. Caleb and Wraith rock!!
Oct 17, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Wraith is a ghost. She’s been “alive” for 10 years, and by the time she reaches year 11, she’ll be dead. At the start of the book she has no reason to really care about anything anymore, she has nothing to stay in existence for, she pushes people away who try to get close and she’s tried to kill herself many times – but deep down I think she’s scared. No wraith before her has made it past their 11th year, and while she’s scared of being in her last year,
Oct 08, 2011 Bookaholics rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chosen by Fate by Virna DePaul
Paranormal Romance – Oct. 4th, 2011
5 stars

This author has made a new fan! Not only does she create a vivid landscape of several paranormal beings to fascinate the most jaded reader, but she had developed fully fleshed characters. Normally I find secondary characters dilute the story, but this book I enjoyed them all so much I can’t wait for their stories.

Caleb is a healer that was recruited to work on the special FBI, Para-Ops teams. He and his teammates are assigne
Tara Clegg
Oct 16, 2011 Tara Clegg rated it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2012 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
I like this one alot but for some reason am having a really hard time reviewing it...

Great tension building between the leads and it is lucky for Wraith that Caleb is persistent and perceptive both, I thought that DePaul pulled the promising world building together and that the romance worked much better than the one in the first book, also her ensemble is really 'gel'ing.

The next book? Chosen by Sin will be Dex's book, yay!

There's a free Wraith prequel eshort which can be downloaded from DePaul
Christi Snow
Oct 21, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book was much more romance based than the first book. While I loved that in the aspect that this is a gorgeous romance, I really missed the full team aspect of the first book. In fact, Knox & Felicia hardly even make an appearance in this book and the overall feel of the book suffered because of that, in my opinion.

What did work for this book, though, was the incredible romance between Wraith &, it was sizzling!!

As a wraith, Wraith cannot be touched without p
Nov 28, 2011 Ellie rated it really liked it
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Chosen by Fate, Para-ops #2, by Virna DePaul
Grade: B+

“He made her want things. Silly things. Things that could never be hers. A little house with a vegetable garden in the back. Nights cuddled up close to a fire drinking wine and playing strip poker.”

We are introduced to Wraith and Caleb O’Flare in Chosen by Blood, the first book in Virna DePaul’s Para-ops series, and like most people I immediately fell in love with them both and couldn’t wait for this book to come out. Wraith has been dead for
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Wraith has a secret. She was about to die. It was a closely guarded secret that no wraith had ever lived until it's 11th birthday and her 10th had already passed. Her time was running out. There was only a few things that she wanted before she died. She wanted to know who she was and Caleb O'Flare.

Caleb O'Flare had joined the Para-Op's team in order to clear his name. It was thought that he was responsible for killing his friend and he was bound and determined to find out who was really behind i
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Wraith was woke up 10 years ago, dead. With no memories of her life before she woke up and every touch causing her pain she joins the Para Ops team in exchange for help searching for her past. But her time is running out, all wraiths die in their 11th year and she still has no idea who she is. She doesn't want Caleb O'Flare to get too close, he reaches past the ever present pain and offers her pleasure making her long for something other then the peace of finally being able to die.

I was looking
Robin Priddy
Jan 04, 2012 Robin Priddy rated it really liked it
Wraith has no idea who she is or where she comes from. Her life begain the moment she woke up in a dumpster in an alley. As a wraith she can't be touched by anyone without being in pain. What Wraith wants more than anything is to find out who she is and where she comes from. When she agrees to work for the new parp-ops team the FBI is putting together, they promise to help her find out the answers she needs. For some reason wraiths only live for ten years after they are reborn and Wraiths time ...more
Jan 16, 2012 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Another good one..wraith is not altogether likable which only makes you like her more..the writers approach to romance is spot on love is raw and messy thats why i like these books her charachters are paranormal and yet you still connect with them
Feb 05, 2012 Nawnee rated it really liked it
I picked up this book not realizing it was the second in this series, I was planning on getting the first book and reading them in order but I ran out of books to read and this one sounded interesting. I'm not quite sure how much of the first book got ruined by not reading them in order but I'm not sure I care. I loved the characters and the story line, this isn't the most original plot but the characters are. The story and what involves Wraith I think is pretty original but the rest of the supe ...more
Feb 09, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
This was the book that I'd hoped that the first book would be (which it wasn't and massively failed for me). So I think that reading this right after that one, made me like this book so much more.

I really enjoyed Wraith and Caleb's relationship and felt that they were on equal grounds. While both were recovering from bad pasts, they were able to find a future together, which for Wraith meant a ticking clock. Their back and forth, hot and cold, made sense to me as Wraith had had such a traumatic
It's Me - Yvette
I gotta say, I'm loving this series!
Bobbie Bosley
Like this series. Good book. Fast read. Did not want to put it down.
First paragraph:


Caleb O’Flare recognized the man as a Fed the second he stepped into the Kiva Bar. Amid the roughly hewn furniture and scattering of primitive blankets on the wall, the guy’s pin-striped suit, conservative tie, and dark aviator glasses were dead giveaways. He was as out of place on the dusty reservation as a drag queen hanging with a pack of Navy SEALs.

DePaul's second book in the Para-Ops series really delivers quite a punch, an
Meg Dean
Jun 15, 2012 Meg Dean rated it really liked it
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I spent this whole book going OMG! OMG! OMG! Every page, every twist after another! I love a book that keeps you guessing! 4.5 stars! So glad I have #3!
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jul 11, 2014 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it it was ok
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Joyfully Reviewed
Caleb O’Flare is a human Shaman who is now part of a special team that includes a vampire, a mage, a werewolf and even a wraith. Caleb knows he can hold his own with any of the members of his team, but one member seriously throws him off. Not because of what she is, but because he has wanted her since they became team members.

Wraith is a person who was brought back from the dead with no memory of who she was, how she died or anything. Circumstances have made Wraith become a hard ass woman ready
I have no idea how to review this book, but I'll try.

Okay, this is the second book in a series and I had a few problems with the first one Chosen by Blood. Mainly the cheating. Now, in this book I have a few issues. I was enjoying the book even though Caleb and Wraith had way to many of those 'let's get, we can't get busy' moments. And I had a few times when I really didn't like Wraith. Her bitchy-ness was a little over the top a couple of times when she really had no reason to be. Cale
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A former prosecutor, Virna DePaul writes "heat, heart, & HEA" for Harlequin and Random House. She is also a bestselling Indie author, with Bedding The Wrong Brother being a top 100 contemporary romance on Amazon with over 150 5* reviews.
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