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Passion is blind in vengeance and love ...

Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.

The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.

Now, one motive burns in her soul:


The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.

Kane Walker should’ve bee
Paperback, 534 pages
Published January 16th 2013 by Keri Lake
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Holy Shit Why Did It Take Me So Long To Read This STARS

Anger and vengeance was all she'd ever known, all she'd ever lived for.

PNR was the genre that first got me into reading, it continues to be one of my favorites to this day. But finding a good PNR series lately has become like finding a needle in a haystack. But boy did I hit the fucking motherload when I found Keri Lake's Sons of Wrath series.

You want a kickass heroine that puts most men to shame? Meet Ayden

Usually when I start a new P


"I don't suppose the saying, 'Better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all' means anything to you?"

Soul Avenged is a delicious blend of paranormal creatures, passion, romance, action, beautiful heroes, and one bad ass heroine! It is an addicting read that once it was started, I could not put it down!


Ayden is a Slayer. She is a crafted warrior who has the ability to take down evil with one swipe of her blade. She hunts her enemies, the Lycans, with a ven
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance

She's Fun, Fierce and HELLO she is Female! What a deadly combination! Just the way I like my heroines!

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There is nothing better then when a book exceeds you expectations. This book did just that for me! It’s been a while since I had a kickass heroine who is not afraid to bring a man down to his knees. Ayden is that chick and then some!

"..The fruit that feeds the soul is vengeance.” ~Ayden


As far as Pnr's go, this was good. I liked the action, world building and suspenseful edge to the plot, and really liked the heroine, Ayden. She was quite cold and bitchy to poor Kane, mocking his suffering and almost blaming him for his predicament, but I did understand her bitter approach. Kane was a great guy, never using Ayden's vehemence against her but maintaining a level of sympathy and kindness she often didn't deserve.

The secondary cast of Wrath brothers were great. It'll be in
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
~Copy provided by Author in exchange for an honest review~

***5 Badass Stars***

Ayden doesn't remember anything before a group of Lycans attacked her. She is driven by her revenge and wants the Lycans who bit her to suffer as she did. She decides to get the help of the Sons of Wrath -- a group of demon warriors-- to help her find the Lycans, so, she signs a contract with them. But on one night of killing Lycans, she stumbles upon a Halfling, Kane Walker who has recently been bitten and is already
☆ Sammy ☆彡
ARC provided by the author, Keri Lake, in exchange for an honest review.

Ever since being brutally attacked, Ayden has only one purpose in life; to seek vengeance against lycans, the beasts who attacked her, and to prevent them from hurting anyone else. In order to carry out this mission, Ayden hires the Sons of Wrath, a group of demons who specialize in helping people seek justice against those who have wronged them. During one of their Lycan hunts, the Wrath Demons and Ayden come across Kane Wa
Sep 08, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pam by: Naomi Lahn
5 darklightful stars

Woman with a traumatic past, who seeks out unfriendly, ass-kicking Wrath Demon for casual sex and side-jobs, in exchange for complete freedom and the power to do as she wants, when she wants.

Her goals are simple, hunt and kill the Lycans, make them all pay; but one night when she touches a newly bitten Lycan her world is thrown completely off course. She is a cold and remorseless killer but how could this Halfling project visions into her mind when no one else has, e
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
You know that feeling when you're staring at a blank page, trying to figure out a way to pour all the joy, excitement, happiness... all the spectrum of emotions bubbling up inside you, and failing miserably? No? Well, lucky you!
It's funny, actually, how words seem to fail me every single time I fall in love with a book...

Let's try it this way - have you read Soul Avenged yet? No? What are you waiting for? Go, right now, and once you finish it, you can keep me company while I bite my nails waitin
Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

When Lana tells me to read a book that's part of a series, three things come to mind:
1) Aw, hell, this is gonna be good

2) Aw, hell, do I have enough money for this?

3) Aw, hell, just one-clicked the whole series.

Souls Avenged is the first book in the Sons of Wrath series that introduces us to a life filled with Alexi soldiers, Lycans and a brotherhood of demons that are just too hot to handle. Set in Detroit, it follows the story of Ayden (kick-ass extraordinaire), who's on a missio
Originally reviewed at

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"The Sons of Wrath wish to say hello."
~Head of Security

**Please note, ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

Hells bells. Ms. Lake has officially introduced me to a new clan of brothers to fall hopelessly in love with! I'll gladly go on the record right now and call for no less than 7 full books for this series. There are 7 brothers afterall! Please oh pretty pretty please?! Ahem. Moving on.

What would
Feb 18, 2013 Twigs1704 rated it it was amazing
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*Normally I don't write long reviews but I felt to do this book justice my review could not be surmised in just a few sentences.*
Where to start..

First off I will start off by saying that I was asked to beta read and review this book by the author. Being honest my hopes were not h
★★Sara Lizzy★★
BR with Jo and Sammy!!

I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book when I'd agreed to read and review it, but I'm so glad I took the time to do so. This book exceeded every expectation I had for it!

In this book, Ayden is a woman who is part of the Alexi. The Alexi's mission is to get rid of all Lycans. She became a part of the Alexi after she was brutally attacked by a pack of Lycans and almost died. The Alexi see all Lycans as horrific monsters that will kill men, women and children
Aug 27, 2015 Loyda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, gifted
This is a special read as part of the upcoming release of: Paranormal Obsessions A Boxed Set of Nine Paranormal Romances by Calinda B
Paranormal Obsessions: A Boxed Set of Nine Paranormal Romances
~~~BR with LIZ~~~

 photo kelly_bey-1319727739_zpss1eypjdy.gif excited for this series!! Copy kindly gifted to me by Author Keri, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!!

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Passion is blind in vengeance and love ...

Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.

The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.

Now, one motive
This is going to be my next favorite urban fantasy series. The cover itself reminds us of the Underworld movie and it pretty much have the same vibe. We have Ayden, the cold-blooded kickass heroin with hatred towards Lycans and her mission is to kill everyone of them. Then we have the Sons of Wrath, there is a total of six of them, and each one of them exude sex appeal. Usually I don't like reading books with so many future-hero-to-be waving for attention, it kinds of distract us away from the m ...more
Nov 21, 2014 Izy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Izy by: Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾
Rating~ 4 stars

This is not a proper review; more just random thoughts.

This was an impulse read, mainly due to two people namely Naomi and Lana! Thanks ladies :) I do not regret reading this series nor do I regret the zombie brain I had going after reading the two books one after the other.

Please check out Lana's review and Penelopes review:

They did an excellent job at reviewing!



Keri Lake has created a
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.

When I started this book I was a bit unsure if I would like it. It starts out pretty violent and the world is dark. But even though there were some gruesome details I really enjoyed this book. I beta read this book, so my review is based on the beta version of this book, this means it is entirely possible the book is even better when you read it.

The story is so good, the beginning is a bit confusing and I had so many questions about what w
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

This was a hard read for me, for several different reasons. There were things that I absolutely loved and things that drove me nuts. There might have been some emails to Sophia and Jen venting my frustration at one point. I had to wait a bit to write this review so that I could gather my thoughts and do some deep breathing so this wouldn’t be some rambling mess that no one would understand. There will be gushing, and there will
J.A. Belfield
Jan 11, 2013 J.A. Belfield rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Man, where to start?
Well, you know when you’ve been warned that a story this way is coming, and it sounds freaking awesome from the description shared, and you seriously cannot wait to get your paws on it, yet at the same time you’re a little scared in case it doesn’t live up to those expectations you’ve built inside your head?
Yeah, I needn’t have had any of those latter-mentioned worries where Soul Avenged was concerned.
Because I loved it.
Being fortunate enough to be a beta reader fo
      .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•. J. Katherine  .•*¨`*•✿  ✿•*¨`*•.
***BR With Sara & Sammy***

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. When I saw the glossary at the front of the book, I was a little intimidated and wondered, what did I get myself in to. Surprisingly I didn't find myself looking back at the glossary very much as I was able to figure it out, but was very happy that it was there as it did help explain and in turn help understand the series better. It is a story about Lycans and Wrath demons. Ayden was a very strong female character in this b
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Typically I prefer my werewolves to be the good guys but Keri Lake’s lycans are so maliciously evil that I couldn’t stop myself from jumping on her “kill them all” bandwagon. Except for Kane of course but I’ll get to him later. The Sons of Wrath reminded me of J.R. Ward’s best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood series and well, need I say more? Replace a house full of sexy vamps with one full of beefy demons and you have my full attention! Soul Avenged is not for the faint
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

"Soul Avenged is an impeccable start to the Sons of Wrath series. Ms.
Lake’s world of evil Lycans, sexy demons, twisted villain and a kick
ass heroine had me turn the pages nonstop." ~Under the Covers Book

I am a big fan of Kate Beckinsale in The Underworld and when I saw the
cover of this book, I instantly thought the heroine is sure to be just
as kick ass. I know it’s a lame reason to pick up a book but hey, I
was right.
Ayden is not the typical da
Terri Rochenski
Feb 04, 2013 Terri Rochenski rated it it was amazing
Forget the yums & yucks. I'm going to ramble. BUT ... um ... where to start?

Wow. Holy Craptastic Batman. Ms. Lake has IT.

I.T. folks - the goods to write one hell of a story, sweep you up in the rush, and leave you panting for more. Few books make me rave. Few books go back on my to-read list the moment I finish it. But Soul Avenged? Oh, yes.


Characters - flawed, full of emotional turmoil, evil yet with a spark of goodness. And not just the MCs. ALL the Sons of Wrath, aka demons for hire
Apr 29, 2016 Timitra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book was an experience. It felt like I was watching a film the descriptions were that vivid. I loved the characters both main and secondary and can't wait to read more in the series.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I have to say that this story is AMAZING! I have never read a story where the author has joined lycans and demons.The flow of the story was also a plus because Keri took the time to build her worlds and when they collided they worked well together. I also really enjoyed the descriptions Keri posted in the beginning of the book because some things as I was reading I had to check and see what they were. This of course caused me to really get into the book because I had to do like a mini read ...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Feb 04, 2013 Lori {Romancing the Dark Side} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of dark urban fantasy with a strong female lead will love this book!
Original Romancing the Dark Side Review:

A fierce heroine, a forbidden romance and non-stop action...a must read for urban fantasy lovers!

Ayden's normal world was changed the day Lycans killed her family, leaving her the only survivor. Now an Alexi soldier with no memory of her former life, Ayden's sole purpose is to hunt and slay Lycans, hoping to find the one responsible for her attack. Joining her on the hunt are the Sons of Wrath, demon brothers under contract with Ayden, who aid her in exa
Apr 23, 2013 Gemma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great first book to an exciting new paranormal series.

Ayden is an Alexi, a human immune to lycan poison specifically created to kill Lycans (human able to turn into any animal) During one of her hunting missions she stumbles across Kane a halflng who in 7 days will turn into a fully fledge Lycan. Before she is able to kill him he touches her and this triggers a memories from previous Lycan victims. Ayden has no memory of her past life before becoming an Alexi however something tells her these
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
"Our greatest weakness can sometimes be our greatest strength."

I have to admit I wasn't in the mood for this genre but I had agreed to read book number 2 so I wanted to get the background with book one. As I plundered through Ayden snuck into my heart and captured it with her kick ass ways.

For Ayden she has one life motto - Vengeance

She has given up her heart for her role of avenger and slayer of the Lycan.

To help her avenge she has the backing of the demons AKA the Sons of Wrath. Especially
Chris Gardenier
Wow! Loved it!

I am so glad I was able to receive an ARC copy of this book. It is by far one of the best paranormal romance books ( with a bit of mystery ) I have read in a long time.
This story was exactly what I was looking for.

I loved the characters and the story line. It was one of those reads that I couldn't put down. I just fell in love each character and I am anxiously awaiting each of their stories!

I did love Ayden the main character in this book. And I enjoyed hers
and Kane's Story. An
There was so much going in this book that I had originally decided not to write a review. Too lazy. But I felt I had to say something even if it is short. This book was basically filled with every supernatural being you can imagine. Demons, lycans, lycan slayers, trolls,succubus, etc. Despite all that I thought the author pulled it all together to make this an exciting and enjoyable read for me. It was full of action, emotion, surprises and yes, sexy demons. Looking forward to reading more about ...more
◊♦ Naomi
Soul Avenged is a mix between Underworld (the movie) and the LOTU and Demonica series and it was FUCKING AWESOME. I loved it!!!
Ayden is a warrior, she was attacked five years prior by Lycans and she sought vengeance since then. She was a member of the Alexi, a group “anti-Lycans” who hunt them but she left them because they’re not what they seems. Of course, she couldn’t have her revenge by herself so she sought the help of the Sons of Wrath (7 demons brothers who help people under contract…) On
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