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Earth's only defense against the rising tide of HELL.
Beaten down and broken, HALO BAY has spent her life at the feet of abusive men.
One fateful night she fights back, but when she awakens from her battle she finds herself at a crossroads.
She can be damned to purgatory forever, or train to become a
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published November 16th 2013 by Hot Ink Press
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Nov 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
I bought (and read) this today, and I'm having a hard time understanding how it's so highly rated. The editing left a great deal to be desired - I noticed quite a few instances of incorrect pluralization, incorrect use of "to, too", and inconsistent subject-verb agreement. Also, the writing style was clunky and hard to get around - the word choices often left you pausing and wondering why it didn't seem to read smoothly. The syntax was awkward and made the characters sound immature.

Speaking of,
I'm not going to give this a rating, since I barely gave it a fair shake. I made it to about page ten before I deleted it in an angry fashion (if that can even be done...).

I bought both this and Volley's entire vampire series based on the many, many 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon. Surely with that many high marks, must be good, right? No. The editing was just as atrocious as the first book in the other series, and I only made it to page 10 before I got pissed enough to stop. I don't want to have
My review for: Hellhound by Rue Volley
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shanna Roberson

Holy hellfire! Rue Volley has done it again. She has created a very dark world that should be the grounds for a horror story but she has totally lit it on fire! With deliciously lickable men and toe-curling sex, Hellhound is one hell of a ride. (Pun intended.)

Halo Bay hasn’t had the best of luck with guys. She hasn’t really had the best luck in life for that matter. And as it would seem that doesn’t change much in
The story line was interesting. The characters were a somewhat brooding and predictable. There were a few grammatical errors, but overall, I still liked it. I was entertained and I found myself reading through to the end. The writer has a talent for creating worlds that are interesting and developing a plot that kept me going.

This is the story of Halo. She is young but she finds herself living a shell of a life. She is with an abusive man who cheats and is rotten to the core. She doesn't know ho
What did I expect from a book that came this highly rated? Certainly not a book riddled with typos and historical "facts" that seem to have been googled, and then copy/pasted into the book without editing. (Besides; high born Romans, let alone nobles, weren't crucified, that was the fate of the lower classes. And would a Roman really go by the name of Gunner? Hmmmmm, sceptical... Extremely sceptical.)

As for Lucifer and his brother El: I really wish the author hadn't treated the two most powerful
Jan 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: wtf, garbage
editor needed. 911!!!!! I really wanted to like this book. The premise feels smart and awesome. However, I stumbled over /everything/. Errors. Too many errors. How the hell did the author feel ok releasing it like this?

I put my kindle down, and tried again later.


This may or may not be a good story - I will never know. The editing is so flawed, I can't finish. Bah. Returned for full refund.
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me by the author as a beta reader for an honest review.
Halo Bay has been abused most of her life. But after her boyfriend comes home drunk demanding sexual pleasure, and pretty much is forcing her to, she bites him! He beats the crap out of her for it and then stabs her. While she is laying there bleeding she snaps and stabs and kills him. As she is laying there dying, she is picked up by Gunner, who takes her to Purgatory and gives her the choice of Hell or becoming a hel
Okay, three things:
·The book doesn't do the blurb justice.
·I don't care how much of a "history buff" you are, while casually discussing the Roman Empire you are not going to sound like you are reading from a textbook. That scene read like I was writing a report on Julius Caesar and blatantly copy and pasted it from Wikipedia.
·WHEN PEOPLE TALK THEY USE CONTRACTIONS! This drove me absolutely insane. For fucks sake. Whether out loud or in your head, everyone uses contractions.

I already own the sec
Danielle Dauphinet
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Halo Bay is my new favorite heroine. From finally taking a stance against her latest abusive relationship to taking a job, from purgatory, to avoid hell so she can redeem herself and try to get into Heaven.
After Halo turns down the opportunity to sew her own lips and mouth shut with black cord, she accepts this job for the very sexy Gunner. She then becomes a Hellhound after a set of test. Afterwards, she learns that there are only ever five Hellhounds at a time and when one dies another one t
Feb 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed-2014
E-Book gifted for review

Halo Bay has had a bad lot in life, a string of bad experiences, the last one causing her death. She is taken to hell by her saviour Gunner, only to realise that her choice is to fall even further, or become the defender of mortals, in the form of a Hellhound, with the prospect of one day making her way to salvation.

There are a lot of things about this book that I liked, the plot was really fascinating and Dorin was my favourite character. But unfortunately for me, there
Cindy Suttles
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
beware: one slight spoiler at the end of my review!
wow, Rue ...just wow! I'm sure I'm not the only to say this, but I LOVED Hellhound #1 from the very first word, and as always you left me wanting more more more! thank you for allowing me the opportunity to beta read for you. This book has it all, action, adventure, sexy players, romance, deception, love, HOT SEX and much more...all wrapped under one cover. I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a nice hot read, whether you enjoy 'He
Feb 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
This is a horrible book. It reads like very bad fanfiction written by a pre-teen. There is no character development, everything is rushed and never expanded upon (from the plot to relationships), there are little to no connections between events, and zero transitions from scene to scene. The writing is elementary and the dialogue extremely unnatural (It seems like the author has never read or heard of a contraction).

Interestingly enough though, there are some original ideas. The mix of original
Jun 24, 2014 added it
I am not even going to rate this book because I could not even get past the first couple of pages. I think I could only get up to like chapter three. I wanted to like it because of the story premise. However, I was highly disappointed. I don't like having sex thrown at me right off the bat and that is exactly what happened. No development at all just BAM in your face. I understand the devil is suppose to be naughty but he read like a 14 year old hormonal teenager. Come on he is the devil for cry ...more
Alice at Raptureinbooks
Mar 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Bought this and read it but I found it very hard to get into. I didn't think much of Halo Bay as a character and found her too much to get on with. For a 40th book I found the editing to be poor and that only added to my dislike of this book. It wasn't too bad but not something I would read again unfortunately.
Feb 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, wtf

IMHO the author should have invested in editing more than the cover design.
Alisa Lawry
Sep 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Lynn Worton
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review 4****

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in the Hellhound Series. I really enjoyed it.

Halo Bay is a character that I wasn't sure about. She is nice enough as a person, but she has REALLY bad judgement when it comes to men. I don't understand her need to remain in an abusive relationship. I suppose it's because I've not been in the same situation (and I hope to never be!), that makes it so hard to comprehend. When she kills h
Jane Barron
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Hellhound (Hellhound, #1)
by Rue Volley

Expected release date 16th November 2013

Halo Bay hasn't had any luck with men and when her current boyfriend beats her she finally snaps and kills him, She is taken to purgatory and given the choice of sewing her eyes and mouth shut and walk about blind for eternity or until the flames take her or go to hell with Gunner and train to become a Hellhound.

When Rue Volley offered me a chance to read and review this book I really
Erotica Book Club
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Hellhound (Hellhound, #1)
by Rue Volley

Expected release date 16th November 2013

Halo Bay hasn't had any luck with men and when her current boyfriend beats her she finally snaps and kills him, She is taken to purgatory and given the choice of sewing her eyes and mouth shut and walk about blind for eternity or until the flames take her or go to hell with Gunner and train to become a Hellhound.

When Rue Volley offered me a chance to read and review this book I really
Jacquie Talento
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy from the author for an honest review.
This is a new series from the author and one you will find yourself wrapped up in, in no time. Ms. Volley is unstoppable when it comes to pulling her readers in and this new series is no different. You might find yourself in a love/hate relationship with Lucifer.
Halo Bay has had enough of the abuse from her boyfriend Travis. Attempting to defend herself, she ends up killing him and then realizes he has as well taken her life. She’s at a cr
Johanna Sawyer
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
I love that cover! Definitely going on my great cover list. Wow. The storyline however fell short for me. It felt completely two dimensional, and I could not lose myself into this story. The story stayed within the genre but I felt completely uninterested. The characters were not developed much, and besides a history review of Ceasar (which felt like it had been copied directly from a textbook), you learned very little about the characters. The story is about a girl named Halo Bay, who died afte ...more
I received and e-ARC copy of Hellhound #1 by the author in exchange for an unbiased review. I also bought a copy to support the author.

This series in intended for the 18+ Reader Only!

Thank You Rue for another sexy, steamy, sizzling, spellbinding story of self discovery that sent me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and left me wanting more. ICE is ready Bring on Installment #2.

Excellent job of keeping the emotions flowing while describing the scenes. Twisting a devilish and delicious tale wit
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, erotica
Hellhound by Rue Volley was breathtaking! Fast paced with lots of intrigue and tension between the characters. And hot! Not recommended for anyone under 18 or anyone susceptible to typo’s and a few grammar slips. This is the only thing keeping this from a 5 star. It is really a 4.8 stars
I read it in one straight shot. I couldn’t put it down.
I loved the characters. Halo Bay is flawed and real. She is in a tough spot with an abusive boyfriend yet she chooses and becomes stronger for it. Gunner is
J.D. Brown
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm glad I only paid 99 cents for this. I'll start with the bad and end with the good. First, the grammar and writing style is pretty terrible. There were a lot of typographical errors in every chapter. The were tenses and point of view switches in areas where they should not have, and the author's style was generally that of an armature writer; very simple and passive. The story is short with a simple plot and a lot of smut-talk. The actual sex scenes themselves where nicely done. I liked the c ...more
Nov 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
I seem to be on an endless loop of reading books that have potential but suffer from poor execution."Hellhounds" is another such book.

The story line is basically about an abused woman who finally has enough and kills her boyfriend in self defence;yet,she is sent to hell for committing murder. Lucifer gives her a choice of suffering in hell for eternity or becoming a hellhound hunting down those creatures who prey on humans. Of course, she accepts the latter choice.

Unfortunately, this book is fu
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-cravings


This was for my taste one short reads but very fast paced and funny.
Can't wait to see whats happens in the second book. I would highly recommend to all of you!!! and people are fans of Supernatural will enjoy this!!
I just must said that the ending.... man, didn't expect that there would be death, bargain with hot-as-hell Lucifer....

Well, Rue, looking forward how you will get out of the mess. Geez, the teaser at the end of the book!!!

and yes, Lucifer this is for you(but I secretly
Kelsey Jordan
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
I didn't like it enough to give it a three but didn't hate it enough not to rate it at all. The thing I likes most about this book is the cover. Truly awesome cover. Halo (nice name by the way) is too...ugh. I hate her. I don't find her even remotely appealing as a character. She comes off as a wimpy character trying to make me believe she's super bad ass. Not buying that crap she's selling. Halo is a victim of circumstance. Her first kill was a justifiable one. Kill or be killed. Animals do tha ...more
Bella Doerres
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HellHound by Rue Volley

Rue Volley has again created a tale to please on many levels. Bay is killed while defending herself from her brutal boy friend. She is awakened to a new reality of hell as she took a life defending her own. Gunner stands before her and bids her follow and she does into the fold of the Hellhounds defenders of humanity from those who escape hell. If you have liked Rue’s adult stories in the past this one will become one you like on a whole new level and there is more story t
Lavinia Urban
Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I honestly could not decide whether to give this book a 3 or a 4 star. I did enjoy the book and it did keep my interest and yes I will eventually read the other books in the series but there were parts I wasn't keen on. So in the end I decided I would only give a three star merely because I have rated other books higher that I found enjoyable.
What are the bits I wasn't keen on? I would honestly say the sex. I just did not feel the book needed it, or rather not that much.
Besides that I did like t
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it
The plot and storyline are amazing! This is definitely something original and dark. I am excited to read the rest of the series.

I only gave it three stars because of the grammatical errors. It does get in the way as there were a few things that I had to re-read to make sense of it; i.e. roll versus role. I also had a hard time that Halo was so accepting of what happened to her. A bit of denial would have made it more interesting and believable (well, as believe as a story like this can be.)
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