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Sacrificial Muse (Sabrina Vaughn #2)

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She is his muse, and the fates require sacrifice.

San Francisco Detective Sabrina Vaughn is able to shrug off the nine red roses being delivered to her office every day. But when only eight roses arrive on the same day a Berkeley student's mutilated body is found, Sabrina fears that the killer is taunting her. Forced into a partnership with a deceitful reporter who somehow
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Paperback, 378 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Midnight Ink (first published July 1st 2014)
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Linda Strong
Sep 21, 2015 Linda Strong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This is second in the series featuring Homicide Detective Sabrina Vaughn, and a re-read for me. I now have the 3rd in the series, PROMISES TO KEEP, and I wanted to read again so as to not miss anything.

Sabrina's background is that she was abducted when she was a teenager, held for 2 months, being tortured and raped on a daily basis before being left for dead. Book 1, CARVED IN DARKNESS, has Sabrina returning to her hometown and looking for the man who not only 'killed' her, but all the women he
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Cindy
Mar 25, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: gf-suspense
Thank you to Midnight Ink and net galley for allowing me to read and review this book.
Picking up where Carved in Darkness left off Meagan Beaumont will keep you guessing once again. Sabrina continues on with her troubled life and her determination to protect her loved ones and take down anyone who is a threat to them. There is not as much detail in the actual killings in Sacrificial Muse as there was in Carved in Darkness but I felt the story was very well written & followed Carved extremel
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Bookworm LLC
Jan 20, 2015 Bookworm LLC rated it really liked it
Shelves: cindy-bookshelf
Picking up where Carved in Darkness left off Meagan Beaumont will keep you guessing once again. Sabrina continues on with her troubled life and her determination to protect her loved ones and take down anyone who is a treat to them. There is not as much detail in the actual killings in Sacrifical Muse as there was in Carved in Darkness but I felt the story was very well written & followed Carved extremely well. Kudos Maegan! See you at Bookworm for a signing in August!! Very excited!!!!!
OpenBookSociety.com
Jul 07, 2014 OpenBookSociety.com rated it it was amazing
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sacrificial-muse-maegan-beaumont-sabrina-vaughnSacrificial Muse by Maegan Beaumont is a great murder/suspense book. But to me it was almost as much of a story about a damaged homicide detective. It is a story about how much the human body and mind can take before totally crumbling.

Sabrina Vaughn is a homicide detective who has returned to work after being held captive for 83 days. During her time of captivity she was ra
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Mrs. Kenyon
Jul 04, 2014 Mrs. Kenyon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-audiobooks
Detective Sabrina Vaughn is still recovering from psychological and physical damage she endured during the events chronicled in “Carved in Darkness.” Every day she receives nine red roses from an unknown person and passes them off to different people within her department. She doesn’t think much about this until the day she receives eight roses, a Berkeley student is murdered and the killer begins to send her messages and clues. Through circumstances beyond her control, she must work with the ne ...more
Sharon Obelenus Holland
Jul 10, 2014 Sharon Obelenus Holland rated it it was amazing
CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK 3!!!

After all Sabrina had gone through, she was finally home. Now all she has to contend with is the press constantly stalking her and her boss, who feels she shouldn't be on the force anymore. Things should be going back to normal, but aren't. She has a bullet wound in her leg and a voice in her head (Wade).

One of the reporters, has started stalking her and writing about her at every turn. Which brings out the people calling her hero and the crazies that send her confession
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Blood Rose Books
Jun 19, 2015 Blood Rose Books rated it really liked it
You NEED to read the first book within this series, Carved in Darkness, before picking up Sacrificial Muse. It is not only an excellent thriller, if you do not read it you will be missing as to who Sabrina is and how she became the woman she is today. So pick up Carved in Darkness or read my review of that book before venturing below :)

Maegan Beaumont is back with another Sabrina Vaughn Thriller, where even though the monster from her past is gone, it does not mean that the killings stop:

She is
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Book Chatter-Cath
OMG, I both love you and hate you right now Maegan Beaumont!!!
wow, what a read, full review to come....

and here it is:

I read Maegan Beaumont’s debut novel Carved in Darkness a year ago and was completely blown away. It was gripping, dark, seductive, and it left such an impression on me that I still think about it regularly! Carved in Darkness was my favorite read of 2013 – so yeah; this was always going to be a tough act to follow, especially when the first book was a smash-it-out-of-the-park am
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Amber
Oct 05, 2014 Amber rated it really liked it

Another edge of your seat read. I really love Ms. Beaumont's writing style. She sucks you in and makes it very hard for you to put the book down.


I would definitely recommend reading book 1 before reading this one. It does refer back to what happened to her but to get the full effect of this story you really need to know what happened to her.


I really like Sabrina. All this stuff keeps happening to her but she's just so strong. For some reason the crazies are always drawn to her. I really root f
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Julia
Oct 24, 2014 Julia rated it it was amazing
Just when you think Maegan Beaumont can't top Carved In Darkness, she does. Dark, twisted and exactly what thriller readers crave, Sacrificial Muse ups the ante in the Sabrina Vaughn series with more tension, suspense and danger. The love angles continue to gratify and the fear-factor continues to terrorize while Ms. Beaumont never loses sight of what her readers want, cohesive, smart, rewarding thrills. Flashy narrative, hard-hitting dialog, and plot twists and turns that fling you round like a ...more
Louisa
Jul 11, 2014 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Oh, loved this sequel, thrilling, and terrifying, that he wanted to rise to be become a god, and yeah, can't wait for the 3rd book!
Tbird London
Dec 06, 2014 Tbird London rated it really liked it
I have to be very careful in writing this review because book one is full of suspense and shocking events and the beginning of book two gives away those spoilers. As I write this I am trying to find a perfect balance because a huge part of this book is Sabrina recovering and accepting the truth of her torment from book one. So I will focus this review on events that the synopsis talks about to prevent ruining book one for you but please know that there is so much more to Sacrificial Muse than wh ...more
Megan
Sep 23, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
amazing!!.. maegan wowed me again..and this time whoa watch out!. her story is so creative and new and refreshing I am in complete love. I thought I had the killer pinned but then I was totally shocked and found I was wrong. but never been so pleased to be wrong because it made the story that much better. I'm hoping there will be another book because I want to see what happens between sabrina and Livingston shaw. sacrificial muse is an easy 5 stars and a must read! If you haven't read it go get ...more
Crystal's Many Reviewers
Aug 01, 2014 Crystal's Many Reviewers rated it really liked it
I have to be very careful in writing this review because book one is full of suspense and shocking events and the beginning of book two gives away those spoilers. As I write this I am trying to find a perfect balance because a huge part of this book is Sabrina recovering and accepting the truth of her torment from book one. So I will focus this review on events that the synopsis talks about to prevent ruining book one for you but please know that there is so much more to Sacrificial Muse than wh ...more
Larissa
Jul 21, 2014 Larissa rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Linda  Branham Greenwell

Maegan Beaumont is back with another Sabrina Vaughn Thriller. There is a new serial murderer in town. I sometimes wonder how one person can go through so many serial killers

Anyway, Sabrina is the Muse of this serial killer. He starts by sending her 9 red roses every day. After the first murder there are 8 roses and a notecard - with a message in Latin. He knows that she is the one and she will be impressed with all the sacrifices he has made for her. Detective Sabrina Vaughn has become a househo
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Pat
Jan 17, 2016 Pat rated it really liked it
I don't normally read a whole series in one go, preferring instead to mix up authors. But after finishing Carved In Darkness I just had to find out what happened next. This book, which picked up where the previous one left off, did not disappoint. Sabrina is in the crosshairs of another deranged killer (how much can one girl take) and Michael is keeping his distance to protect her. You can sort of imagine where it goes from there. Another real thriller but a character driven one - so very enjoya ...more
Steve Adelman
Feb 26, 2016 Steve Adelman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good work from a new author

I have read the first two books in this series. I welcome Maeghan Beaumont to my list of must-reads along with Connelly, Crais and the Preston/Child duo. Sabrina née Melissa is a fully developed heroine, tough as nails and vulnerable to her core. Keep up the good work, Ms. Beaumont.
Normalene
Nov 16, 2015 Normalene rated it really liked it
While I really love this author, the number of times I wanted to seriously slap Sabrina has increased to the point of being annoying. She goes off half-cocked, doesn't plan, ignores thing she doesn't want to deal with, has serious issues with authority and a kinda-sorta death wish that talks to her in her head with the voice of Wade. Yeah, the half-brother that she killed who raped her and murdered very many people in the first book and was very icky to read about. Her issues with Michael and Ni ...more
Amy
Aug 11, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
An excellent follow-up to Carved in Darkness. Very engaging and hard to put down. I did get frustrated with Sabrina's stubbornness and shutting out Val and the kids. They were such a large part of the first book, and I was a bit sad they weren't in this one as much. Still, this book was very well done and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Barbara
Nov 24, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the second book in the Sabrina Vaughn series so much that I already have book three downloaded on my Kindle. Well-written, interesting characters, including secondary characters, clever plot, spot-on pacing - Beaumont's books have it all.
Breia
Sep 01, 2014 Breia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first (Carved in Darkness) but the sequel rarely lives up the premiere.

I generally do not like lead females, they are written too weak or sappy with too much emotion and male desire. Not this author, not Sabrina.

With the short chapter and fast pace, this is a series I will definitely follow and continue to read. Well done.
Sarah Aisling
Jun 29, 2014 Sarah Aisling added it
Shelves: arc
Review coming to my website 7/7/14! www.sarahaislingcom
Ashley
Apr 04, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it
The first book in the trilogy (Carved in Darkness) was better then this one in my opinion. More in depth about the deaths and more suspenseful. BUT, I still enjoyed this book a lot, and am onto the last book. I am really liking this trilogy and will for sure be looking into more of this author's books.
Geraldine Robbins
Mar 27, 2016 Geraldine Robbins rated it it was amazing
a continual to her first and a must read for the mystery reader and to follow the first book of the series
Lynn
Oct 09, 2015 Lynn rated it really liked it
FANTASTIC
Vicki
Mar 13, 2015 Vicki rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Not as suspenseful as first book, but I'd read more if the series continues.
Valorie
May 12, 2015 Valorie rated it it was amazing
So good!! I need book 3!!
Pamela
Mar 06, 2015 Pamela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Definitely nowhere as good as "Carved in Darkness."
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Maegan Beaumont is the author of CARVED IN DARKNESS, the first book in the Sabrina Vaughn thriller series (Available through Midnight Ink, spring 2013). A native Phoenician, Maegan’s stories are meant to make you wonder what the guy standing in front of you in the Starbucks line has locked in his basement, and feel a strong desire to sleep with the light on. When she isn’t busy fulfilling her duti ...more
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Sabrina Vaughn (4 books)
  • Carved in Darkness (Sabrina Vaughn #1)
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