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Wicked Paradise

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  15 reviews
He must choose between duty and desire.

After a deadly storm tosses demon assassin Ryan O'Rourke into the Pacific Ocean, he washes ashore onto an unchartered island alive with magic and evil. Hellbent on returning home to battle the demons plaguing the human race, Ryan sets out to find his way back. But after stumbling upon the enchantress who tantalizes his dreams and stir
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published November 30th 2013 by Midnight Muse Publishing (first published August 13th 2012)
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Pam B Morris
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fall madly in love with an island in Wicked Paradise, by Erin Richards. Sensual and rich, this story draws you in with all senses on high alert to smells, tastes and textures until the island world becomes more real than your own. Both Morgan, the last survivor of ancient Avalon and Ryan O’Rourke, a man transported from an apocalyptic future, believe in duty above love. Yet they can’t keep their hands off each other as magic and fate twine about them with an agenda all its own. Passion explodes ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how Morgan and Ryan are stranded on a deserted, magical island. It really is lovely, if you don't count the bad guy that they need to defeat. The magic woven into the story is very interesting. It gets pretty steamy. Probably the most creative use of air magic I have ever read. ;) Wonderful combination of fantasy and romance.

Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Richards has woven a lush tale of desire, betrayal, and mystery in "Wicked Paradise." The story is a novel mix of fantasy and dystopian, with enough to satisfy readers who love either genre.

Thrown together on a deserted island paradise, Morgan (heroine) and Ryan (hero) come from two different places in time. They must overcome their distrust of each other to destroy the evil WindWraith on the island. But as their bond grows, so does WindWraith. When their choices threaten not only the safety
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Full of vivid imagery and an amazing plot, Wicked Paradise is a gem in the fantasy romance genre.

I was amazed at how well this story sucked me right in, from the beginning set centuries ago, to a dystopian future on a cursed, but beautiful island. The two main characters are incredibly three dimensional, and I was fully invested in both. I never thought they acted out of character or without motivation, and understood their reasoning
Deborah Cordes
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With the pace of our rush away world, we tend to forget the pleasures of a story well told, languid in its unfolding, and rich in its depths. Wicked Paradise is such a tale. I was drawn in, deeper and deeper, until I could not put it down, appreciating Erin Richard's wonderful use of language, her lush imagery, and intense characterizations. This is a marvelous novel, brimming with imagination. Morgan and Ryan are heroic and passionate protagonists, who must find their way to each other, and to ...more
Shelley Wall
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cudos to Erin Richards for a very entertaining story of a fantasy island word that draws you in. This is a very well written story with great description, wonderful dialogue, a well-developed plot and a very sexy couple.

Morgan is sent to Avalon with a huge burden. Kill the Windraith’s shadow and survive to carry on the bloodline of her beloved Druid sorcerers. Ryan O’Rourke, equally skilled in his magic, comes from the future with his own duty to perform. He ends up saving Morgan from near deat
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens in Avalon doesn't necessarily stay in Avalon. Wicked Paradise is an imaginitive recasting of a beloved legend that transends both time and place to bring two destined lovers together to complete a deadly task that Merlin began centuries before.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for my fair and honest review. I rated this 4.5 Stars.

Avalon, the island of magic and mystery, is a key element in Erin Richard's lush time traveling tale of desire and betrayal Wicked Paradise. With well developed characters, descriptions that titillate the senses, and good dialogue this book grabbed my attention from the first page. A strange mix of fantasy, and dystopian romance, Ms. Richard's world building is
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Truly, Ms. Richards did a wonderful job painting a picture of the worlds we visit in this book. We start in Avalon of long ago, end up in a time, post-apocalyptic, but on an idyllic island full of charm and beauty (oh, and a demon ... yeah, maybe not so idyllic), and we also see a bit of the world outside the island, all but destroyed by Formorians.

There was seldom a time I was bored. I admit to being a bit skeptical of the romance at first -- I'm not a fan of books with "predestined
Lynn Cahoon
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that Wicked Paradise combined two of my favorite reads, a love story with a character thrown out of time to save the world. Ms. Richards does an excellent job in mixing up two characters with vastly different world views and creating a world both can believe in. Deeply drawn characters and lovely settings made this an enjoyable read.

Note: I was provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a good read! Wicked Paradise captures your imagination from the beginning. Erin Richards is able to draw you into the story with her descriptive words and smooth writing style. Wicked Paradise’s use of time travel and magical fantasy is well done.

The characters, Morgan and Ryan, heat up the pages of Wicked Paradise. Morgan travels to the present and meets Ryan on an island where they are destined to kill Wind Wraith. By killing him, they will save the Druid's and begin to rebuild their rac
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
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Wicked Paradise was a true Happily Ever After. Morgan finds herself bound to fate and destiny in a way she didn’t quite grasp. Landing on an island hidden from many worlds she discovers she is not alone. Ryan is from another time and yet she is drawn to him like no other. Throughout Wicked Paradise Morgan and Ryan are alone on this lost island with the exception of a great and ancient evil. With this came some challenges to read. At times
Jennifer Shea
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extensive and rich details of a tropical fantasy world and sexual tension of the H/H were great. An interesting mix of dystopian + fantasy + romance (I'd say bordering erotica, but not quite there). Fast read.
Jan 10, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I got to chapter 9 and had to quit. I just did not like the way the story was being told. The author has potential to write a great story but, to me, it is not this one. I feel like Ms. Richards brought the villain in way to soon in the story. There were things that just seemed off in the story.
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USA Today best-selling author, Erin Richards, writes suspenseful paranormal, fantasy and contemporary young adult fiction with a splash of romance. You’ll typically find Erin’s characters in peril, whether based in reality or in a fantasy setting. Magic, murder and mayhem are all in a days’ work!

Erin lives in sunny Northern California, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and re

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