One day ago, Jo's sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino.
Today, Cormac ordered her shot. If he's real lucky, she won't die. Because if she does,...more
Very unique premise; it was fresh, exciting, and enthralling. It really kept me guessing and there were some definite white-knuckle moments. I do need to warn readers... it's a bit cliffy. This is the first of a series, but I would recommend placing it on your TBR shelves, you don't want to miss this!
I feel I should warn others reading this review, I'm not particularly adept at noticing mild punctuation errors, or verb tenses, all that brouhaha. ...more
I am always on the hunt for a new addictive UF/PNR series that I can’t put down for my auto buy list. I don’t find new ones that often anymore, I am happy if I find 1 or 2 a year. Last time it happened was with the Alexa O`Brien series by Trina M Lee. I am real happy to say I in this book have found another one for my best series list.
We follow Jo, she is a really messed up girl that has had a real hard life. Grown up in one foster home ...more
I feel I must point something out: This book is free. As in, I did not have to pay a cent. As in, I don't understand how I have had to pay for books that completely suck while this gem here didn't cost me a dime.
Reasons I read this book:
1)Brittain: She gave the whole series 5 stars and kept gushing about how amazing the books were.
2)The cover: hook, line and sinker.
Reasons I liked the book:
1)Jo: Lately I've been reading all these books that have the worst female leads. Weak, needy, and att ...more
When I read the summary for "The Keepers" I really didn't know what to think. The concept of a girl being hunted down by her boss was interesting but I really didn't understand how different the plot was going to be. Would it be another vampire/werewolf book with the standard plot or would this truly be something different? The answer is "The Keepers" is a totally unique plot with unexpected aspects built in. I will confess though, if I had known that it had alien aspects to it, I pro ...more
"He smelled too good, he looked too good and it was just completely unfair. Villains were supposed to be ugly."
I don't like mentioning other authors or books in a review. But this time I will make an exception because I hope, if the author ever reads this, that she will take it as a giant compliment.
So here it goes;
Jo reminds me of Cat in the first Nighthuntress book. And the cat&mouse chase between Jo and Cormac reminds me of Cat & Bones.
There, I said it.
"Maybe you can disappear fro ...more
Right off, I need to say, that some things (cough cough shootings) shocked me! Totally not how I envisioned that going. This was another great story from Donna Augustine. Her writing style is easy, approachable and makes for an enjoyable read. I really appreciate how she creates characters who develop throughout the story. It makes them seem more real as well as enabling the reader to view them as the flawed characters th ...more
Jo Davids seems like everyone else you hear about having been raised through a difficult foster system - self-reliant, determined to be and stay ...more
I can't find it in my heart to be even the slightest bit benevolent about this novel.
The hero orders the heroine to be shot... dead by his cronies.
Much later in the novel, he attempts a moves on the heroine's only friend. And then tells her its her fault for not giving it up to him.
I'm not sure how I really feel about this one.
I'm not sure the emotional connections were there for me though I could feel the tension.
It's different, but I also felt how similar this is to me since I just read A Step into the Dark the Ollie Wit series. Their execution is very alike and similar I couldn't help but draw comparisons. Which I think made it slightly difficult to enjoy the unique story being told here. Fae/Aliens fascinating.
I think I'm interested in g ...more
I love this book and I also love Donna’s writing style. I was hooked on the first few lines of the book. Though I will say the Editing companies’ job has a lot to be desired! So please don’t be put off on their incompetence as this is truly a gem of a book and this is one of those books that you can’t put down and will leave you constantly thinking about it!
Jo is an orphan, abandoned as a baby; she has been pushed from Foster home to Foster hom ...more
When it comes to Donna Augustine's Keepers, a lot.
It starts with a young waitress in a Vegas casino. Jo is doing her thing, paying her way through college, just living the life. And then it all gets sent right into the proverbial Twilight Zone when she sees a werewolf in the casino. From there it is like all bets are off as far as what genre elements will be introduced.
Werewolves, faeries, aliens, secret portals, alchemy, oh my. There are moments in the no ...more
I read a lot of books. Too many probably and for some reason, none of the male leads has ever come close to Cormac for me. I guess it is because he is so jaded but still honest and capable of caring about others. He has to make hard decisions and even if it means doing something he doesn't want to do, he will always do it.
Jo is the perfect match for him, especially when it comes to wits and attitude. She is spunky and stubborn and rude and holds every ...more
Jo, the heroine is an orphan with more emotional baggage than any one person should ever carry. Nor is she willing to set that baggage down just to get jiggy with the hotter than hot hero, Cormac. ...more
something she herself can't explain and you have to read to figure out.
Cormac the bad guy , so he's made out to be, brings balance to Jo, she's untrusting towards everyone and he makes her for the most ...more
I had never heard of Donna Augustine before I downloaded 'The Keepers' and was very glad not to be disappointed.
Fans of The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning will love it!
The story revolves around a young woman called Josephine; she lives in a trailer park, is study pre-med and is working i ...more
It had some issues, but when I am reading for enjoyment I can overlook many things. There were quite a few grammar issues and tense errors. The grammar were mostly as if the spellcheck had been used but it was the wrong word. Sometimes the tense from present/past/future or vice versa ...more
First of all I have to applaud Donna Augustine on the originality of The Keepers, while it had some of the usual supes in UF like the Fae and Werewolves it had no vamps and it was a really unique spin on the supes it did have. While in the beginning I wasn't too sure whether I would get into the story or not, I am very glad I stuck with it, it turned out to be a great read.
The main character Jo, was an orph ...more
I enjoyed the character so much. They felt real to me. I haven't read a book for awhile that made me feel that way towards the characters. I loved and hated t ...more
The Keepers is a fantastic read. With beautiful descriptions, and impacting action it is easy to lose yourself within the underground society of the Keepers.
Jo is a woman whose life has never been normal. She loses herself in a world of mystique and danger after one night in the basement of the casino she works in.
Cormac is a mystery for the majority of the novel. His lifestyle and secrets lead Jo on a roller coaster ride and try as she may to fight it, she is helpless when ...more
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