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Revelations (The Lalassu #1)

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For millennia, the lalassu have existed at the fringes of society, hiding in the shadows. But someone is determined to drag them into the light.

Dani has spent years fighting against her family’s urges to take on the mantle of High Priestess for the lalassu. Stronger and faster than any ordinary human, she has no interest in being a guide for her people. She likes being ind
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Published February 2015 (first published January 30th 2015)
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Beth
What a wonderfully imaginative adventure Jennifer Carole Lewis created in Revelations!

Dani is a member of a group of humans called lalassu; they are humans with spectacular powers. When her brothers are taken for their abilities, Dani must face her destiny she's been running from or loose the people she loves.

All his life Michael has been different, he has a psychometric gift which he uses in his career as a developmental therapist for children. When one of his children is taken he promises to g
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Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
This was such a cool, sexy read!

First of all, this book really appealed to me because it has sort of an "X-Men/Avengers" sort of feel to it, and that is unlike any romance novel I have read before! And I'm kind of a big super hero fan :)

Jennifer created a world in which people with extraordinary powers and abilities walk among us, and no one is the wiser. Well, maybe a few people are...and they try to capture aforementioned extraordinary people.

The imagery and descriptions in this book are pheno
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Emily
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Revelations by Jennifer Carole Lewis
***2.5***


First of all, take note that this is my very first romance-type novel. I usually read Fantasy/YA etc so my review is not the norm for this book, and I'm not sure Romance is my thing.

Some aspects were very cool, there was a supernatural overview which made it feel more like Urban Fantasy (also not me favorite genre *double whammy there*), but that was the most interesting part. Michael can read people's minds through touch and Dani is a super strong, s
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Maghon Thomas
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a seriously cool book. It's so different from the norm. I mean the beginning of the book with dani's into to the things she must do blew my mind a little. It's dark and gritty and maybe not for the weak of heart. And the plot kept me turning the pages into the night! Here we get to see humans who have some crazy cool gifts or curses, some bad guys who are ok with being so wicked, and a world where something's we're never meant to be normal.

We start with Dani, who calls herself cursed. H
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Stephanie Matthews
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I was blindly given this book and by my nature, that made me expecting to be disappointed. I was pleasantly not disappointed. A book that resembles a telling of X-Men in both plot and characters, JCL does a great job keeping you reading even though there aren't any real surprises and I was still okay with that.

There are some small issues I had with the writing. I found the first couple of chapters to be without enough introduction to what was going on to get comfortable in the story quickly. Ev
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Brittany
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by LoP (Lovers of Paranormal)*

I really did find myself enjoying this book more and more towards the end. First of all, I found it quite confusing in the beginning. It switched perspectives way too much to my liking, which led to me reading much slower in order to comprehend all that was going on. On to the book, the main character is Dani. She is ensnared in an ancient curse of-sorts that depicts the way she lives her life. Sh
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Anna
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
***I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, Lovers of Paranormal.***

A paranormal book that's into finding the bad guys and saving the good guys with an added love interest, definitely grabs my attention and Revelations definitely was all about that.

Dani was an AWESOME character because she had many facets to her. I loved the Huntress aspect because it gave her an edge...but the predator really had a heart of gold? Good stuff.

Michael was not my favorite character but he was a good
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Garcelle
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received this book for an honest review from Lovers of Paranormal (LoP)*
I have to admit that this book started out slow for me. While I was intrigued by the subtle hints of an X-Men theme,I feel that the overall story was lacking. There are a lot of questions that are left unanswered, but that is the purpose of series. I will definitely be reading the next installment. Jennifer Carole Lewis has done an excellent job of getting me hooked and wanting more. Dani is the epitome of badassery, so I
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Yellagirlgc
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review from the author & LoP.
This book was about a family of supernaturals Dani, Gwen, Eric, Vincent, Walter & Virginia from the lalassu community who were trying to keep there abilities under the radar while being apart of society. It also included Michael who could read thoughts, emotions and memories through touch. A ghost named Chuck & several other interesting characters. There was a company trying to capture, use & exp
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Nicole Lavigne
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved Revelations! I was seriously impressed by Jennifer's debut novel. Within the first few pages the novel had a firm grip on my attention and did not let go once. The pacing was intense, balancing action and emotional twists and turns without letting the tension go on either for a moment. Not a single vampire or werewolf in sight in this urban fantasy. The world is original and entrancing. I loved the blend of super powers, real-life gritty instead of the high-gloss of movies, wi ...more
April Pawless
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Revelations

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the group Lovers of Paranormal. I really enjoyed reading this book. The concept of why and how people had Powers is different from what you normally read. It put a new twist on an old topic. As for the story itself I really enjoyed the characters and I can't wait to read the next book. My only complaint it has a semi cliffhanger which are not my favorite. But not so bad that I can't live with it.
Deborah Cooke
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fabulous and even dangerous heroine, an intriguing paranormal world, a diabolical plan to harness supernaturals AND a sweet romance combine to make REVELATIONS an engaging debut!
Nada Sobhi
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a free copy from author Jennifer Carole Lewis in exchange for an honest review.

"Wherever there is prey, there are hunters. Jungle, ocean, city – the location doesn't matter. Predators will always find the vulnerable." – The opening line for Revelations and one that rings true on several characters and lines in the story.

Revelations (Book I of The Lalassu) is a quick-paced action-packed adventure mainly about a dancer with super human abilities. For years, Dani has been fighting
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Jenn
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Jennifer Carole Lewis’ “Revelations”. This fast-paced paranormal romance has a ‘superhero’ feel about it. Dani is a strong and wonderfully flawed female lead, whose supernatural abilities allows for memorable kick-ass scenes. Michael will melt some readers’ hearts. He’s almost too perfect, but he works well as Dani’s ‘yang-to-her-yin’. As for baddies, “Revelations” does not disappoint. The villain is a complete douche scumbag, but his henchman is one of the cooler bad guys I’ve ...more
Rozzie
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was a little apprehensive to read this book by Ms. Jennifer Carole Lewis that I was holding off on reading it for a while. Which is really kind of funny, I will pretty much read anything no matter the genre science fiction/fantasy/romance and this had the added benefit of also being a superhero read. I liked this even more because every once in a while to escape reading novels, novellas, short stories or just any book I can get my hands on I keep some paper comic books that I secretly hide in ...more
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
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At A Glance

Started out good but fell flat in the end.

The Good

The beginning was very good. Revelations captured my attention right away. I loved learning about some of the characters, especially the bad guy. He was a real piece of work. The succubus theme always gets me interested. Dani has a hell of a time keeping her darker half reeled in, but we learn there is more to it later on. I did like how our sweet Michael empowered Dani like no one else could. Ve
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☺~Tina~☺
Dani is what is commonly known as a succubus has been fighting that part of herself for years. She has fought for so long that she has altered what should have just made her powerful into something more twisted. Michael is a psychometric (he can feel and see people's thoughts/feelings) and has never known there were other people like him. Both of their powers will be needed to help and save the people they love.

I liked the characters and the world Jennifer Lewis created. I felt the story was a l
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lalassu have been hiding the shadows for over three thousand years since The Fall of Babylon. They always stayed on the fringes of society to keep them safe. Danielle "Dani" Harris has been told that's she's ungrateful and selfish for not accepting her role of High Priestess. Dani refuses to end up like her mother by giving into completely the ritual required. Dani thinks of The Huntress as a monster to be hidden away until needed again. She hates what she has to do yet does it anyway. Meanwhile ...more
Thorneyb
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
This is not typically the type of story I go for (fantasy/magical/supernatural) but a neighbour friend of mine wrote this book so I had to give it a try. It was pretty good! The story kept me entertained, which is basically all I ever want from a book. I was a little confused in the goddess section and felt the word "coiled" was a little overused but enjoyed how all the characters ended up coming together. I think there are more books to come so will look forward to that. Great work, Jennifer!
Elaine Plourde
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. My daughter and I read a lot of different supernatural series and this one is the first one in a long time that we enjoyed enough to want to continue into the series.
Laurie Stewart
This story grabbed you by the throat from the first sentence and left you gasping for breath. Well written, exciting, and sexy.

I am so glad that she's planning a series, because I need more!
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