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Marked for Vengeance (Alyx Rayer Chronicles #1)

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Alyx Rayer’s existence in Atlanta, the eternally bustling capital of Georgia, is one of routine and blending in among the worker bees. But her ‘normal’ life is actually a façade for a higher calling; she's a three hundred year old soul, sent from the darkness to capture her Marked when summoned by her superiors. Until then, she’d supposed to keep her distance. Except… ...more
Kindle Edition, 339 pages
Published October 10th 2012
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Marked for Vengeance is about Alyx Rayer, a seemingly normal human working a day job and hanging out with her best friend Cinda. She is beautiful, smart and dates a rich, handsome doctor but she has a hazardous secret – spying on Isaac, a mysterious ‘painter man’ from a roof top at night. There’s more to Alyx than meets the eye, as she hides her strange scar on her shoulder and seems enraptured with the strange ma
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Mitsy
Aug 19, 2013 Mitsy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Alyx is an angel sent to Atlanta to be near her Marked in case she is called upon to protect him. She is given rules to observe him, but have no contact with him whatsoever. Will she obey the rules? What happens if she disobeys? Will she be punished for meeting her Marked, Isaac? Does she know about his son? There are so many questions in part one, where the suspense builds with each situation. In part two, only a few of those questions are answered. Just enough to make the reader buy the ...more
Lauren
Oct 20, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness... where to begin... I typically go into books that I know I'll be reviewing with an expectation that they're going to be freaking awesome and I'm not going to be able to stop until I hit the last pages. Unfortunately, not all of them live up to my expectations and I end up bummed. Luckily, that was not the case this time. I really, really liked this book and I'm ready to jump into Tethered by Fate. So to get down to it... I really liked Alyx! She wasn't obnoxious, she didn't ...more
Jerry Dougherty
Jan 23, 2013 Jerry Dougherty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aupernatural
I had a rough time at first reading this but once things got moving i couldn't put it down I was able to connect with all the characters even in a small way. Definitley will reccommend to my friends. Thanks for giving me the chance to read.
Mandy Sickle
I received Marked for Vengeance in return for an honest review from the author S.J. Pierce. Alyx Rayer’s isn’t human she was created for a mission to monitor her marked human until the time comes to remove them from earth. For the last three years she’s lived her human life having friends, a job, and even a boyfriend. She was sent to get just one look at her mark but instead she’s become obsessed with him. She spends several nights a week on an abandoned building’s roof watching him while he ...more
Tammy K.
First things first, I received a free copy of this book by the author (via goodreads.com group Shutup and Read) for a fair and honest review. I do not know the author personally.

Now on to my review. This is one of those books where parts of the story work really well, and other parts do not work as well (for me). I am giving this one 3.5 stars but pushing it up to 4 stars, because I liked the second half of the book so much and the potential for the next book to continue on similar to the second
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a_tiffyfit
for a book tour coming up on the 17th.
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This book was very unique! It kept me hooked without ever explaining anything in full. I thought - well, perhaps I better read the synopsis again as this is not what I originally thought it was! (I'm not a synopsis reader as I came across quite a few that gave the book away entirely! I read the blurbs to see if I'm interested in reading the book and then I dive into the book later when reading without refreshing myself on the blurb!) Anyway,
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Alyx Rayner is an angel camouflaged in a twenty-five-year-old body and life, created and sent solely to keep watch over her Marked human. Once she arrives on Earth, she is to locate her Marked and stay close by. Any other contact is forbidden. She is to blend in, but something inside her is drawn to Isaac, so she takes the risk to see him and falls for him anyway. She runs into a mysterious man who does not talk and makes her scar tingle in warning which is only the beginning of her troubles.

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Olivia
Jul 23, 2013 Olivia rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-books
Alyx a truly old soul, who walks among humans. As a returning soul who only gets to stay on Earth three times. Third time is a charm "no"? This being her last run on Earth she is trying it all on for size you could say. Currently in a relationship with Ben. A relationship which seems to have serious questions concerning where her heart lies. If that doesn't make her feel human, I really couldn't describe what would.

In her vigorous effort on keeping an eye on her "Marked" Issac. Breaking all the
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Jordan
Jan 21, 2013 Jordan rated it did not like it
I've tried to read this book. I've picked it up. Put it down. Hell I've even procrastinated this review hoping I could muster up the strength to get through it.

I'm leaving this book on my 'to read' shelf with the hope that I one day finish it.

I honestly can't stand this book. It's incredibly easy to describe a book when you loathe it or you love it but I don't know how to do my feelings justice. I think I'm honestly just struggling to cope with the fact that this book exists and someone somewher
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Deborah Sastroredjo
Jan 15, 2013 Deborah Sastroredjo rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I love books about supernatural beings!

Now that we got that out of the way, I loved this book. It has a whole other twist to "they walk among us" and I loved it. The last few chapters had me holding my breath and man if I could push the heroes forward, I would!

But the heroine is "defective", but I have this gut feeling it will be her strongest asset soon. But how soon?

Have to get those other books FAST!

I would recommend this book if you like supernatural stories. :)
Cassie
Jan 17, 2013 Cassie rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed this book! the author did an amazing job writing this book. Just the way it goes between two worlds, and just the characters. it is all amazing!!! a book you will definitely be hooked on from page one. I cannot wait to real the rest of the books to come.
Stephanie
Jan 29, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
:: Disclaimer: I received this book for free in return for an honest review.::

Alyx Rayer is now in the midst of her third lifetime on earth, however, this time is not going to be anywhere near as easy as the previous two. In her 84 years alive as a human, she has always been able to maintain her duty as a Protector and watch her Marked without crossing the line. However, this time the pull she feels towards her new Marked, Issac, is something of which she has never felt before. Inexorably drawn
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Once Upon a Twilight
Dec 04, 2012 Once Upon a Twilight rated it really liked it
You experience the third birth of Alyx Rayer as her soul is brought to life in her third and final human form. It is a painful transformation, that upon completion, requires her to take on the immediate appearance of a 25 year old human. Each of her kind must endure this process as they prepare to take their place on Earth monitoring the existence of their "marked" human. They are created for the sole purpose of fulfilling their mission. Initially when arriving on Earth, they seek out their ...more
Brandee Price
Jan 30, 2013 Brandee Price rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to expect going in to this book. The blurb sounded promising, so I decided to give it a shot. When I read the author's note at the beginning, it made me stop and think. Do we really know who or what walks among us? I know we just survived the Mayan End of the World, but have you seriously given thought to the world as we know it ending? In Marked for Vengeance we learn that there are beings who walk among us - neighbors, coworkers, friends - who were sent here for specific ...more
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
For more of my reviews visit http://losttobooks.blogspot.com

First of all I must say that I really like the cover of this book, it is simple but the colours work really well. Also it reminds me of the Hunger Games logo slightly. Anyway this book was an interesting read with a different take on angels, as they are assigned to protect one human but without interaction. There was a lot of mystery surrounding what Alyx was and her mark at the start of the book which was slowly unraveled throughout
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Naomi
Mar 12, 2013 Naomi rated it really liked it
Wow!! What an awesome beginning to a new series! Marked for Vengeance is a mysterious read, where the facts take time to get to the surface. I thought that it was a highly entertaining read and loved the authors writing style. She was able to captivate me and keep me guessing!

Aylx is beginning her third and final life on earth to protect her marked human. Her lifespan is determined by her Marked, if he dies, she dies too. So she must ensure his safety. Alyx is a genuine person who cares about th
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Juls
Nov 18, 2012 Juls rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-lllr
Alyx is a being sent to earth to protect her Marked. This is her third and final time to exist on earth to keep her Marked, from this life, safe.
Alyx's job is to blend in and act like everyone else. Have a job, go out with friends, and just be a human. She's never supposed to make contact with her Marked. She is there solely to watch over him. But fate has other plans.
Something inside her is drawn to him, to Issac, her Marked. She doesnt know what it is but she is willing to take the risk ever
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Valerie Mcqueen
Mar 12, 2013 Valerie Mcqueen rated it really liked it
Marked for Vengeance by S. J. Pierce

Rating 4****

This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review.

Alyx has a seemingly normal life in Atlanta. She has a great boyfriend who just happens to be a doctor, and a job she likes well enough. The only thing is, Alyx isn't human. She had been sent to earth for a purpose. She needs to see if she can finally find her Marked After all , this is her third time at life on earth and three tries is all that they allow her.
Once she
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Alyx Rayer is a Protector sent to Earth to watch over her Mark. Alyx appears to have it all great job, apartment, and boyfriend but what she feels for "painter man" makes her feel different. She's not suppose to have any contact with her Mark but she secretly watches him paint from a neighboring building. Isaac Walsh has been dreaming about angels for a very long time now and puts those dreams on canvas he paints. Isaac is a single father raising his son Micah since his wife passed away five ...more
C.C. Thomas
Mar 02, 2013 C.C. Thomas rated it it was ok
There are some things I like about this book. I really liked the character of Alyx. I found her to be approachable and realistic, even though she is some sort of paranormal creature. She is a character I could follow and relate to. I also really liked her fixation on the person she is supposed to be guarding. She is completely captivated and obsessed with Isaac. I loved this part of the book--the excitement building until they meet.

I also really liked the premise of the story. The idea of a guar
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Nov 08, 2012 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it really liked it
Marked for Vengeance (Book One: The Alyx Rayer Chronicles) Author SJ Pierce
What a surprising read, the author, SJ Pierce creates a world that teeters between ours and someplace else without ever really letting on what is going on. By the last few chapters I was hooked, I had my own suspicions but no real proof and while I figured one thing more things indicated another possibility.
This is a story about Angels, Guardian Angels to be specific. But the Angel you will meet is flawed and acts all too
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Elizabeth
Nov 27, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
this book was great. I bought it as a free nook book. I am dying to read the second in the series. Alyx and Issac are great characters that leap off the page. Both are feeling their way through life with out knowing why they are doing what they are doing and what it means for the pre apocalyptic world. Then everything falls apart and Alyx has to rely on instincts that she has never used before to get herself and Issac into safety. Great story, very well written. I would definitely recommend this ...more
Cari
May 20, 2014 Cari rated it it was amazing
Very good beginning for the Alyx Rayer series. Why is Alyx so drawn to Isaac Walsh, the man she is supposed to protect? Why is she different from every angel she has ever met? And will she ruin everything she has worked for by giving in to her draw to Isaac? Definitely a good read, and a good introduction to Alyx and Isaac. Also good prep for S.J. Pierce's next series, the Kat Walsh series.
MissyDevoursDelishReads
Was sad I missed out on the signups of this one with The Shut Up & Read blog, so I read on my own. Beautiful cover, great read~ I'm glad I picked this one up, as I noticed it is a series, I must now read more! The note from author & preface had me before I even started. Very mind opening, not suggested for younger viewers. Angel lover right here! Anticipating Book 2.
Gina Basham
Mar 13, 2013 Gina Basham rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the premise right from the beginning. The guardian angle perspective was new to me and very intriguing. The flaws were in the editing - page gaps, line spacing etc. These can be very distracting. Started a little slow but picked up. Curious to see where the series goes. I would recommend it.
Stephanie
Jan 17, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I didn't know what this book was about when I started reading it. It was a free book that I downloaded, but I really enjoyed it the characters were believable and they kept me intrigued and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books.
Jenna
Oct 13, 2013 Jenna rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the sci fi twist on the chick lit model. Looking forward to getting started on the second in the series
Courtney
Sep 09, 2013 Courtney rated it did not like it
poor editing. lots of grammatical errors.
Jennifer G
Nov 07, 2016 Jennifer G rated it liked it
Marked for Vengeance has so much potential. I think that each book will get better as we get into the series. The first part of this book was more about introducing characters and setting up the story. I would have preferred it to be a bit more integrated. Still, it picked up as it went along.

Alyx is not human. She's on her third and final watch of a marked human. She has been living a human's "life". This time is different because she becomes obsessed with her mark, single dad Isaac. Alyx may
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Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.
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