Chosen by Fate (Para-Ops, #2)
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Chosen by Fate (Para-Ops #2)

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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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Paranormal Haven
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...more
Lea
In Virna DePaul’s Para-Ops world wraiths are an enigma. They are the walking dead with no memory of who they were before transitioning into a wraith. The author fully develops these beings giving significant insight into their etiology, and in particular the tragic past of Wraith, the novel’s angry, emotionally volatile heroine who named herself for her race. Even among Otherworld races wraiths are unusual, they have a blue tinged hue to their skin, white hair and their eyes are opaque. They hav...more
Jess
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,...more
Catherine
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...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
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Bookaholics
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...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
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
Christi Snow
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 & Caleb...wow, it was sizzling!!

As a wraith, Wraith cannot be touched without p...more
WildAboutBones
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 for...more
Nawnee
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
Melindeeloo
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...more
Heidi
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
Meg Dean
I spent this whole book going OMG! OMG! OMG! Every page, every storyline...one twist after another! I love a book that keeps you guessing! 4.5 stars! So glad I have #3!
Bobbie Bosley
Like this series. Good book. Fast read. Did not want to put it down.
Amber Hughes
Great read! I really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to Dex's book!
Jill James
Paranormal romance at its best. Caleb and Wraith rock!!
It's Me - Yvette
I gotta say, I'm loving this series!
Xee
Love this series
Netanella
First paragraph:
PROLOGUE

THE SHEYOTE RESERVATION, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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...more
Mahalia Levey
Blurb: 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 out. She wants only two things before accepting her fate: to learn her human identity, and experience one night with...more
Jessie Potts
Holy crap!

This author is brave, her heroine is a dead, hateful ghost who can't remember who she was and only has a small amount of time left on Earth.

Then we have lovely Caleb who isn't as messed up as Wraith, but still needs her with such an intensity.

This book was a lot harder to read than the first one, DePaul got harder, more violent, and Wraith's past? Made me cry. The thing is though that Wraith was more real than Felicia because of how deep DePaul went into her character. The plot was mos...more
Robin Priddy
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
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...more
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...more
Kt
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
Suzanne the Mighty (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...more
Regina
Wow....Wraith's story really surprised me.

Wraith is just that - a supernatural species - always female - with no knowledge of who they were, or how they came to be. She is the oldest known wraith, and her number is coming up. Caleb is full-human Native-American/Irish shaman. They are both part of the Para-Ops team that was drafted to (literally) save the world. They have the hots for each other, but Wraith is determined lot to form any attachments due to a limitation specific to wraiths.

The task...more
Ellie
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...more
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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. www.virnadepaul.com
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