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Marked by Hades (Bound by Hades #2)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

One choice away from eternity…

For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need o
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Published April 14th 2014 by Entangled Embrace
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Apr 02, 2014 Emma rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Continuing the action from Forged by Fate this time it’s Justin’s turn to take center stage. Theo’s brother and companion to his Gatekeeper, Justin has always shunned his destiny to take a mate. He doesn’t want the intensity of emotion he has seen from Theo and Sadie, leaving him out of control and vulnerable. That is until Yvonne.

I adore the whole soul-mate principle and Reese Monroe executes it brilliantly creating the perfect match for the male characters. The mates balance and complete them
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Apr 13, 2014 Johnnie-Marie Howard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
so this was much better I think then the first one although they are tied for being great!!! I'm actually really happy that it started off just about where book 1 ended and that I was hanks full for. I didn't become lost and confused on what I was reading, heck it was really easy to follow along with. I find myself waiting and hoping that their will be a 3rd story I'm left wondering what happens now with all the new things that have come up and the new characters I did meet :)

This is a must rea
Mar 25, 2014 Katrina rated it it was amazing
Reese Monroe always manages to create such memorable characters, sensual love scenes, and chemistry that just leaves you wanting more.

The plot is always tight, the writing crisp, the storyline enticing and filled with twists and turns throughout the story.

With engaging characters Reese Monroe creates a fantastic world within each page .

If you havent read this series, You must !!


May 20, 2014 Jordan rated it liked it
Marked by Hades was a fun, but extremely predictable read. You saw where it was going in the first couple chapters. While the story journey was entertaining and the chemistry was insane, the overall predictability and cliches left me feeling like this was just an OKAY read.
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
Why I Picked It Up
I really enjoyed the other novel in the series, Forged by Fate, and I was actually surprised to see that the next novel in the series was about Justin. I honestly was just expecting a continuation of the first novel, but I was no less excited to get to reading it.


As I mentioned, Marked by Hades is Justin’s story. Justin, as we saw in the first novel, is convinced that he doesn’t need a mate and that he won’t have one. That is, until he sees a mysterious girl while out one d
Dylan Quinn
Mar 24, 2014 Dylan Quinn rated it it was amazing
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Marked by Hades Review Marked by Hades (Bound by Hades, #2) by Reese MonroeReese Monroe

"One choice away from eternity…"

My Review:
Note: I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review

“Marked by Hades,” the second novel in Reese Monroe’s New Adult series Bound by Hades was love at first read.

Monroe’s charmingly romantic spin on the soul mate concept or ‘Ahava,’ which consequently means love in Hebrew, takes spiritual mythology to a higher power in this beautifully executed story of love and self-discovery.

This paranormal romance is a journey
Mar 31, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-blog-review
***3.5 stars***

After meeting Theo’s brother in the first book of this series, I was excited to see what finding a mate would mean for this amusing playboy. He’s a self-proclaimed commitment-phobe, determined to keep his single status and not be bogged down by the emotional baggage that comes with a mate. But the day he felt the mark and knew there was someone out there that was destined to be his, everything started to change in his world.

I liked the animosity as Justin denied the idea of havin
Amy A
Apr 08, 2014 Amy A rated it really liked it

Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

For 911 years Justin has been Companion to a Gatekeeper of Hades. All Gatekeepers are destined to be mated, and once the mark appears between mates and they’ve forged the bond, one cannot survive without the other. Companions are not known to receive mates, and that’s just fine by Justin. He enjoys the company of women too much to ever care for just one. When Justin feels the mate mark activate though, instinct tells him to find and protect his new mate.

Apr 01, 2014 Kat rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal readers
Recommended to Kat by: Booksniffer Reviews
Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

I give this book 5 stars

I don't like spoiler reviews so I am going to try to do a worth review because I love this series, and hope it will continue, as I think it's got the potential to be a long book series. You can never fully defeat evil and the "Shomrei" are immortal so that hopefully means that Ms Monroe's has got lots of ideas for future books! ( fingers crossed here)

This review is my own opinion and will be posted on my blog and linked with Booksniffer Revi
Barb Lie
Mar 30, 2014 Barb Lie rated it it was amazing
Marked by Hades is the 2nd book in Reese Monroe’s Bound by Hades series. If you haven’t read my review of the first book, (Forged by Fate), this series revolves around the Gatekeeper of Hades, who vanquishes demons to hell. Theo is our gatekeeper, and the first book’s hero, and his Gatekeeper companion (helper) is his brother, Justin. This book belongs to Justin, whom we fell in love with in the first book, as he was the fun loving womanizing one of the two.

We meet our heroine Yvonne immediatel
Sizzling Hot Books
Apr 21, 2014 Sizzling Hot Books rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Holy hotness. Marked by Hades was an insanely awesome ride that kept me glued to the pages from the end to the beginning. As the second book in the Bound by Hades series, I was a tiny bit reluctant to read this story for that reason alone. But oh, boy… I am so glad I broke my rules for once and went ahead and read it, because Marked by Hades was fabulous–a complete turn around from what I’ve been reading lately. And trust me when I say it was exactly what I needed in my literary life ri
Lori Palle
Jun 10, 2014 Lori Palle rated it it was amazing
“He’d never believed in true love—until he’d met Yvonne.”—Justin’s thoughts

Justin spent the last nine hundred years convinced that he didn’t need or want a mate. Ever. And then he met Yvonne. Now, instead of fighting against fate, Justin has to fight for it. Someone wants to take away his mate, and he won’t let that happen. Unfortunately, Yvonne is the one willing to sacrifice everything, including love, to make sure Justin stays alive. Yvonne is the key to a takeover of Hades, and the demons wi
DelAnne Frazee
Apr 18, 2014 DelAnne Frazee rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Marked By Hades - Bound By Hades Book 2
Author: Reese Monroe
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: 4-14-2014
ISBN: 13-978-1-62266-307-1
E-Book ASIN: B00J6U7K9Y
Pages: 288
Genre: Romance
Tags: Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction,
Overall Rating: Excellent
Reviewed For: Entangled
Reviewed By: DelAnne

Yvonne awoke freezing and naked upon a bench in the park with a man with a kind a gentle face covering her with a blanket. When she can not remember her name, where she came from or even what day it is
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Mar 28, 2014 Jenny - Book Sojourner rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc, read-in-2014
4-1/2 Stars

I loved the first book in this series, Forged By Fate, so I was excited to continue on with the dramatic overall storyline, as well as get into Justin's story. Justin is Theo's brother and Gatekeeper companion. But unlike Theo, Justin has never desired a Mate, and has been content with his purpose as a companion and with 900 years of casual hook-ups. While he is happy Theo finally found the love of his life, he's ignored any call toward that for himself. Besides, Theo and Justin have
Apr 08, 2014 Proserpine rated it it was amazing

The book cover caught my attention. Everything about this cover attracts me: dark colors, the two lovers intertwined, the brand on the shoulder of the heroine and the very catchy title! For me, anything that involves Lucifer or Hades (and demons in general) attracts me greatly!

Then I read the blurb and I was done! I knew I had to try it right away! Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to read the first book in this series: Forged by Fate. But I was able to read Marked by Hades without bei
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

I did not enjoy Marked by Hades as much as the first book at all. It's actually quite boring, as well as jumpy. It also felt much longer than it is. This time we're following Theo's companion, Justin, as he finally finds his mate. Yvonne wakes up, naked in the park, with no memories of who she is or how she got there. A older man finds her and offers to take her to the hospital, when they accidentally touch, he turns to dust. Needless to say, this freaks her o
T.A. Moorman
Apr 13, 2014 T.A. Moorman rated it really liked it
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Kind of have mixed emotions about this one. While it was a good read, having all of the qualities I look for in a great read; plot, violence, Dark Romance, deadly characters, brutality, fangs, blood. What I didn't like, and pretty much left me extremely pissed off, was the outcome of the heroine, Yvonne/Dyre.

Imagine waking up with nothing, not the shirt on your back nor any clue as to who, or what, you are. Only two things you kn
Gigi staub
Apr 11, 2014 Gigi staub rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
One choice away from eternity…

For 911 years, Gatekeeper companion Justin Bradford has denied the possibility of being mated to only one woman. He enjoys them all too much to settle down. So when he feels his mate’s Ahavah mark surface, his first instinct is to ignore it. But when he sees the leather-clad beauty in need of his help that’s easier said than done…

Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is the gentle man who woke
Mar 30, 2014 Tash rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics

Marked by Hades is the second book in the Bound by Hades series which follows on from the events of the previous book Forged by Fate. I highly recommend reading before this one to get a better of idea of the background, characters and plot as they carry on into this book as we follow this family in action as they protect the gates to Hades on earth.

After reading the first book in anticipation of this one, I was highly hoping that this book will follow the
Amy Softa
Apr 09, 2014 Amy Softa rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley

This is the second book in this series and by this author. I would also like to note that I have not read the first book in the series, but plan to. This was a quick fun read that wasn’t to difficult to figure out what was going on despite my not having read the first book. I was able to enjoy the characters and world just fine. I probably would have appreciated the world more having read the first one, but I wasn’t lost or any
Stacy Sabala
Jun 30, 2014 Stacy Sabala rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Book Review-Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

Yvonne wakes up on a park bench in the cold. All she remembers is the intense pain she endured. A man appears trying to help her. She can tell he is a pure soul. He wants to get her warm and to a hospital. She yearns for the human touch. She needs it. So when she gently touches this wonderfully kind man, he turns to white sand. Yvonne is devastated to learn her touch will kill.
Dressed in leather to protect others from her touch and not remembering who o
Apr 05, 2014 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After Theo’s story blew me away, I had very high expectations for Justin’s story. I highly recommend reading these books in order so you can fully appreciate the hard time Justin gets in this installment. It’s not an easy love story, or a perfect one, but it’s a good journey for Justin and his lady.

Justin’s been tasked with being a Gatekeeper’s Companion. After almost dying countless times, he’s learned to “blow off some steam” by h
May 18, 2014 Crystal rated it really liked it
This was a great book and I really enjoyed it. The only problem was that I hadn't read the first book. I know that I have missed a great book. I will be going back and reading the next book. I have to see how everything started and get more information on what is going on.

Justin Bradford has been doing what he does for 911 years. He is a womanizing man and doesn't see himself just being with one woman. He will fight with all that he has to get out of it if it ever happens. Seems that his luck h
Apr 21, 2014 Kori rated it it was amazing
What a book. It seemed like with every page you were constantly on the edge of disaster hoping for everything to work out only for another disaster to intervene. But it is so worth the time to read and was excruciating for me to have to put it down for things like eating and sleeping.

This is a supernatural book about angels and demons and those in between protecting humans from these other worldly creatures and their constant wars. Full of action and angst these creatures still need their other
This is the second book in the series "Bound by Hades" and although I did not read the first book, I really liked it and it was possible to understand the world-building.

Justin is the companion of a Gatekeeper, his brother Theo, and he has waited 911 years for a Mate - although that is probably the wrong expression. He treaded the possibility of getting a Mate like his brother. But when he meets Yvonne, everything changes for him - and not only in a good way.

this story was very complex and there
Apr 09, 2014 Desiree rated it it was amazing
Marked by Hades took me by surprise. I love paranormal and always will. It is what started me reading romance of other genres. I do know that it is hard to come across creative, entertaining, and unique work in this genre. Here Reese Monroe has done just that.

Justin Bradford is 911 years old. He is a companion and brother a Gatekeeper of Hades. It is their jobs to keep the demons where they belong. Gatekeepers and companions are granted one Mate for their existence. Justin is far from being a
Zarith dol
Apr 15, 2014 Zarith dol rated it really liked it
4.5 stars, ARC given by netgalley for an honest review.

When I see this sequel upload on netgalley, I squeal and squeal again as I received the ARC. I loved the based story writen by the author. A Gatekeeper and his companion (brothers or sisters) that guard the gate leads to hell from opening and unleased demons within.
This book is the continuation of the first in the series (story about the gatekeeper Theo and Sadie), this time the companion; a man-whore in first order, Justin. As a companion
Apr 06, 2014 Shelley rated it really liked it
ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Justin Bradford loves his life as a gatekeeper companion, and he is happy for his brother that he met his mate and is bound to her. However the last thing Justin wants is a mate. He is determined that will never happen.

Yvonne wakes up naked on a cold park bench in a small town with no memory of who—or what—she is. All she knows is that she accidentally turned the kind man who stopped to help her to dust by touching him. Sh
Apr 04, 2014 Erica rated it really liked it
Marked by Hades was definitely an interesting concept. It was so unique from other paranormals out there, offering new ideas and an enticing plot. Plus, there is some HOT moments between Justin and Yvonne.

I loved the twist on the typical demons in Marked by Hades. There were so many great moments throughout this one, and many excellent plot points.

I didn't realize it was a sequel, and had I known, I would have read book 1 first. The concept of the Gatekeepers, Companions, and Mates was so intri

Generally speaking I quite enjoyed Marked by Hades. I will be the first to admit that it was a little silly at times but I still liked it, despite thinking I probably shouldn’t.

I liked the storyline it was full of action and romance and I quite liked the writing even if it was a little cheesy at times. The big problem I had with this book was that it was far too long. It just seemed to go round in circles and get a bit repetitive. I have to admit that I got a little bored of it because it just s
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Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to ...more
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