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Wicked Wind

(Solsti Prophecy #1)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  732 ratings  ·  121 reviews
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SHE GREW UP THINKING SHE WAS HUMAN

Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.

UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON

Lash demon Gunna
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ebook, 297 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Smashwords (first published July 21st 2013)
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
I liked this one.

The World building was awesome, the characters where good. It was an enjoyable read, but I don't feel compelled to go right into book two at this point. I didn't particularly like Kai in book one. I'm sure i'll go back to this series at some point though! :)
CC
2.5 stars

This book had elements that should have really worked for me. But for some reason I had a really hard time getting into and staying with this book. I cannot identify why, so I cannot issue any warnings per se. I think the author's writing just did not draw me in for whatever reason so I struggled to finish.

That being said, this was still a solid PNR with a complex, yet understandable world, a strong bond between the Hero and heroine, lots (and lots) of steamy, sexy scenes and some good
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Jamie
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Refreshingly unique, Wicked Wind blows away traditional paranormal romance!

As if a handful of sexy warrior demons isn't enough, this book also delivers the kickass female lead! From page one, I wanted to be Nicole! The gorgeous Solsti who has the power to control the wind. She and her sister take to the city streets to pound on drug dealers and pimps. I was sucked into the book immediately. But it's the moment when this tough girl meets her match in demon warrior Gunnar, and the pages practical
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Racquel Reck
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicole's power to control the wind swept me up and carried me to a land of sexy demons and a kick ass heroine. If you love paranormal romance, you are sure to love this story. Wicked Wind hooks you from the start and keeps you there. Honestly it's hard to put down.

The way Gunnar and Nicole meet is unique, funny and down right steamy. Their relationship takes your heart on a wild ride of up's and downs and around hidden curves. I never knew what was going to happen next, when I thought it was g
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Lisa
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Amber Rose
I received a copy of this book for an honest review for Amber's Reading Room.

Kick ass heroines deserve kiss ass heroes and author Sharon Kay serves up a worthy pair in “Wicked Wind,” an exciting and scorching hot new paranormal romance.

Born with the ability to control the wind, 28 year-old Nicole Bonham has always known she was different. For years protecting the secret of her powers and the unique powers held by her younger sisters has been priority but Nicole is feeling compelled to do and be
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Cristin
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 3.5 Wicked Wind Stars ~

Wicked Wind is book one in the Solsti Prophecy series by Sharon Kay. It’s a satisfactory start to the series. With kick ass chicks, bad boy demons, and a battle between good and evil.

Nicole is a unique women with a very special gift. She uses her gift to look out for others as well as her sisters. She has never fully understood her “talent”, but a chance meeting will change her and her sisters lives forever. Gunner our sex bad boy demon crosses path with an usual wome
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Maria's Book Blog
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the things I love about PNR is that it's a complete escape from reality. You literally leave your own world and enter another where the rules have changed, the "people" are different, the possibilities & plot twists are endless. I'm always amazed by the imaginations of these writers who can so craftily create the most amazing characters, scenery, and over all engaging reading experience. Ms. Kay fits right into this grouping. Many times while reading I noticed how her writing style re ...more
★Moonrise Books
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
Nicole Bonham has a special gift. She can alter the wind, creating disturbances in temperature and the surrounding environment. She has never understood where her gift came from, or its purpose. Having lost her parents at a young age, she has always felt a little out of place in the world. Still, anchored to the earth with her sisters, and their equally unusual talents, she has been attempting to live the life of a normal young woman. But as night falls, Nicole's interests are anything but norma ...more
MsRomanticReads

Rating: 4.5 rounded up to 5

This was quite an intriguing read. The opening introduced us to the butt kicking heroines, sisters Nicole and Brooke, and the unfolding events from there just kept me riveted to the pages. I stayed up all night to read this and finished in just over five hours. The world building was also quite interesting. I didn't have any difficulty picturing the surroundings the characters found themselves in. This story took place on both Earth and the demon realm, Torth, in equal
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Alyn‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review

5 STARS

For those of you that love paranormal, this is definitely a new series to try. This unexpected gem will engulf you in a world full of kick ass chicks, bad boy demons that will make you drool, and a battle between good and evil that has only just begun.

Nicole Bonham lives in Lincoln Park with her sister Brooke. After losing her parents to a car accident when she was small, she and her sisters have
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Lesley
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wicked Wind was a slightly different take on the paranormal world. With so many books out about Demons and so on, sometimes books feel the same. It’s up to the author to really create a world that’s different from the others, even if some of it is the same. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one. In the beginning I was slightly worried but things picked up, leaving me hooked to the end.
Nicole and her sisters think of themselves as “special humans”. Meaning they have powers to co
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 ☔️ Stormy Day Reader
Author: Sharon Kay

**Book provided by the Author through PNR NaUBA group Author/Reader Exchange**

I loved this book. It had so many twists and turns and surprises! I always try to find something to compare books to for others to make it easier to decide if they'd be interested. The closest series would have to be the Immortals After Dark... there are immortals, mostly demons... mabye the Demonica series. It was one of those books that grabs you from the start and you just can't help but be pulle
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Satarupa
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Sharon Kay, author of Wicked Wind, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this wonderful book of hers.

This story is really A+, I loved the concept and the well though plot and unique story line. To me this story line is unique because here the author introduced two different dimensions which made the story very intriguing and totally swoon worthy and secondly
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Carver's Book Cravings
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I have to say I was a little hesitant about reading this book. I am not a huge paranormal fan anymore. Though I believe this book may bring me back to the paranormal world!

“Great, the clubs are full of petite, tanned, artificially curvy women who probably made a habit of throwing themselves at you.”

Nicole has always felt out of place. She had a special talent where she can move air. Her sisters both have a special talents also. They have no idea why they can do these things and don't kno
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Paper Crushes
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
eARC received for honest review!

I LOVED THIS BOOK!

I realize now that most of the books that I have been reading lately have been amazing, and I’ve loved every single one of them. Wicked Wind included. I guess I just get lucky with the ARC’s that I gain because this book is also being added to my favorite list. I’m super happy that there will be more books, and my thinking is that I have at least three more books to wait for! :)
Wicked Wind was an amazing story based around Nicole who has the abil
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Kayla
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: “Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.

UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON

Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between the
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Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
Grade: A

This book was quite good. I'm a fantasy person, so this paranormal romance was up my alley enough that I was willing to take a chance! I think your basis for novels definitely influences review, and for me, I quite enjoyed this book, even though, I'm not the biggest romance reader. The idea behind it interested me, and vaguely reminded me of some awesome airbending scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender TV show, so I was drawn in at that idea.

The characters were great, a strong male and
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Tracey
If you like paranormal romance this is a must read for you. I love pnr it's my favourite genre of book.

Nicole and her sisters have extra abilities but they don't know why, they have trained in martial arts too so know how take care of themselves. They put there skills to use by protecting others.

On one night out protecting others they are spotted by another, Gunnar, his a Lash Demon with black hair, a hot body and a sexy demeanour. He also recognises that Nicole is not human and needs protectio
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Crazy~Chaotic Book~Babes
Are you looking for an alpha male, with a little bit of demon, a female, who can take care of herself, literally? Well Wicked Wind is the book for you.

Nicole and her sisters, two of whom we know and one who we have yet to meet, have powers that they know nothing about. They use these powers to help innocent people. Little do they know they are the Solsti and have a greater purpose, some of which we find out in Wicked Wind. The use of their powers is how Nicole meets Gunnar.
Nicole is this mega
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Shasta Mosley Swoon Worthy Books/Cherry0Blossom
Since I love Paranormal Romances, I could not wait to get started reading Wicked Winds by Sharon Kay. At first, I had an idea in my mind of what the book was going to be about, but Kay completely shattered that thought. I absolutely fell in love with this book. This book was HOT!!!!
Kay throws in a strong female lead with Nicole Bonham, your not so average female with the little secret of manipulating the wind. Along with her sister Brooke they tend to hit the streets looking for way to help def
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Melissa
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love reading paranormal romances and let me just say this one doesn’t disappoint.



Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay starts off with you meeting Nicole. Nicole’s parents died when her and her sisters were young. Nicole has 2 sisters and they all have special gifts. Nicole’s gift is that she can manipulate the wind. All 3 haven’t been able to figure out why they were given/have these gifts or what they truly are. Are they human or maybe something different……



Nicole and her sister decide to use their gift
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KathyAnne
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very unique paranormal romance that is full of passion, mystery and action. Nicole and her sisters have unique abilities that they have kept to themselves. Nicole has the ability to manipulate wind. They practice these abilities by stalking neighborhoods and intervening to stop crimes. A demon named Gunner spots them in action and follows Nicole out of curiosity. Eventually, with Gunner's help, Nicole finds out that she and her sisters are not human at all but Solsti. And, so begins t ...more
Beth
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Every once in awhile you come across a story you immediately feel a connection, it just clicks. From the first chapter in Wicked Wind, I knew I was going to love it.

First it has an extremely strong female lead...I'd love to have her power. Nicole and her sister prowl the dank and worst of Chicago's city streets protecting those who need it. During one such patrol, she gains the attention of Gunnar, a Lash demon who is kind of like an immortal peace officer with attitude.

Gunnar isn't sure what
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April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent start to what I think will be an incredible series. Sharon Kay includes all of the paranormal/fantasy elements that I look for in a good book.

Gunnar, a Lash demon, who is responsible for maintaining the peace on Earth as well as other realms crosses paths with a "gifted" woman, Nicole, who turns out to be more than she seems. Growing up, Nicole knew she and her sisters had special gifts, but nothing could have prepared her for the reality of the world she was born into
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Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
**I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by the author**

I love this HAWT paranormal romance! It is a very steamy paranormal romance, with a twist on the paranormal. I mean I love my vampires and shape shifters but it's nice to see a different `world' being created in the words of a book!

I love the connection and dynamics between Nicole and Gunnar. Nicole is quite literally a strong independent woman who's just discovered she is not human. Gunner is very much nit
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Karen ~ Divhine

“They fit together like two pieces of a puzzle, both incomplete until they snapped together.”

This book is an awesome start to the series. The world building was written so well that I found myself envisioning myself in their world. This book has suspense, adventure and a wonderful, sexy romance.

I haven't read many books about demons, but Gunnar is awesome. Gunner is someone you would want on your side and his protectiveness of Nichole was wonderful. The fight scenes were very well written and I
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Audrey
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not a fan of paranormal by choice but one of my fave author pimped this book and rave about one of the character, I just had to see what's she's gushing over.

I was hooked right from the start. Nothing sexier than a badass heroine and an alpha hero to match. I'm also not i to vampire stuff so this is just great.mi love their talents and love the sisterhood bonds.

Halfway through the book I was surprised by how hot the books getting I felt myself blushing reading it. The story overall is very i
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Kelli
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
5 Stars! I read all through the night and woke up wanting to start reading again. I am so happy to have a book to gush about after a bit of a dry spell. I have to say, I love the paranormal lead men! They are so swoon worthy, haha! Seriously, really I mean it. And the lead female held her own, too. No simpering females here!

Gunnar and Nicole both acknowledge an intense attraction to one another that they act upon at once! How refreshing, none of this "Oh no, really, I shouldn't". They realize
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Skye Turner
Whoa!
This book is flipping awesome.
I have been reading this book for awhile (not because it's bad, because I really didn't want to stop reading once I started, but my own book came out in the middle of reading it and I was busy. I would have finished in ONE sitting otherwise!)
It's full to the brim of sex, romance, and action.
It's a must read for any paranormal romance lover.
The story grabs you from the get go and doesn't let go until the end. It flows seamlessly and involves your emotions.
I
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Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her first series formed, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters ten ...more

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