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Carnal

(Exiled #1)

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NO ONE EVER EXPECTS SOMEONE LIKE CARNAL.

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Victoria Danann brings us a new to-die-for series about a genetically engineered new species. They're beautiful to look at, bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter.

The angel, Kellareal, stopped the genocide of generations of hybrids, who had been bred for research and spent their entire lives im
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Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published February 15th 2016 by dba 7th House, Imprint of Andromeda LLC
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Shari Kay
Sep 19, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
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Series does not appear to be for me...book 2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Emily
After giving her boyfriend an ultimatum, her or his job, Rosie Storm finds herself suddenly single and feeling like she needs to go find herself. Part demon, witch, and human Rosie makes a deal with the angel, Kellareal, she tames her power and he will send her to a place where she can find herself. However she cannot divulge that she is anything but human. Finding herself in the mix of hybrids who had been tortured, imprisoned, and about to be wiped out, Kellareal transplanted them to another d ...more
Anita
This series is a paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy romance series. Or at least it has been through all the Order of the Swan books. (This book purports to be a spin off.) But this book breaks that happily-ever-after mold. It seems like a romance, until the very end. Then you find out it's a tragedy. I felt sucker-punched and very disappointed. I do not read this genre for tragedy. Tragic backstories should remain IN THE BACKGROUND. I do not want to read every detail as it unfolds. So be forewarned, if y ...more
Rose
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! It's been a while since I've read any Black Swan & maybe I had forgotten just how much I love this series, but I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I have been a fan of Victoria Danann since I first read her first book & this book has done nothing to change that.

The characters and the relationships in this book are well developed and I have to say this may be my favorite book in the entire series. I really want to say so much more but I don't want to give anything away. I will say that I
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Brandy
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yet another great book by Victoria!! So hard to not spoil anything, this was a book that really made me think. I thought oh my gosh she did not. Yep she did and then I thought about it. This was a great book I loved the plot and the twist that she put in. I think this book ended like it needed to :0)
Sarah
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular! I will continue to keep reading Mrs. Danann's books for as long as she writes them because she never fails to write a damn good book! Character growth was great, the ending was completely unexpected! Highly highly recommend!!
Lisa Lopez
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male
Carnal is about Rosie. She is the daughter of Storm and Litha in the original Black Swan series. She is part sex demon, part witch, and part human. She was only born 14 months ago, with all her parents memories, and she can traverse the passes to other realms. She is not a baby, but quickly with in a few months of birth grew into a woman of a guessed physical age of 22. Here in lies the problem, she has the knowledge, the physical body, but not the experience of living. So when her boyfriend/fir ...more
Pam
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All PNR & Fantasy readers
How do I tell you all how wonderful this book was without giving away spoilers? Not going to be easy. In my opinion this was Victoria’s Best Book Ever. (To Date). It made me reach deep inside & pulled at all of my emotions. Yes I am a very emotional person. But it still reached to the deepest regions & grabbed me & pulled them to the surface. It made me Laugh out loud. Yes I did snort!
Kallareal, the resident angel from The Knights of Black Swan series, Takes Rosie to the Exiled to
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Deb Smith
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann has again given us a book with characters that jump off the pages and into our hearts, The world she has created in Exiled is unique, well thought out and exciting.
This story flows swiftly with heart pounding danger, new love and surprises and with heart shattering consequences.
Rosie’s coming of age story left me totally immersed and turning pages at lightning speed, right up to the unexpected and emotional final pages.
Victoria has begun another 5 star series and I cannot wait to
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Becky Burciaga
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: victoria-danann
One of the most powerful of Ms Danann's books to date...seeing Rosie's growth throughout the story is quite heartwarming and promises to leave the door open for her to capture more greatness. This author has a certain knack to bring out feelings that many would overlook as secondary to lesser characters. The appearance of some of the characters from the Black Swan Knights was simply delightful and added so much depth to the story overall. I can only sigh now as I anxiously awaiting the next segm ...more
Varied Books
Sep 02, 2016 marked it as hell-no
Deleted off kindle before reading.
Nelta
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for an author who gives you such emotionally developed characters that you not just lust for them but outright fall in love with them, then Victoria Danann is that writer. "Carnal" will bring you into a world of hybrids and humans and through Rosie (Sir Storm and Litha's daughter) you will experience a coming of age....Bravo, Ms. Danann for giving us this emotional roller coaster ride.....I just needed one of those measure sticks to see if I could ride it....❤❤❤ it!
"I'm not a
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Tifinie Henry
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: victoria-danann
I loved this book and the first thought I had when I finished this book was, Ummm. Now Ms Danann has taken me many places and adventures through her books but one thing that she has never been able accomplished until now, is to make me cry. For me parts of this book were very emotional and may have made more of an impression on my mind and heart. I enjoyed meeting the new characters and getting to know some of the old ones better. I can’t wait to see where Ms Danann will take this storyline. Thi ...more
Michelle Stein
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saddened

This book was amazing! I already loved Elora Rose Storm (Rosie) from the other books, but this story made me get to know exactly how her mind was, how hard it is to control her special talents and see the world how she sees it. I fell in love with all the new characters as well as old. I felt deep sympathy for what she had to go through. The only regret I have, is that I read it way too fast. I will definitely say that this is now my new favorite from Victoria Dannan! Hands done 5 stars!
Pamela Talley
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Time out for Elora Rose Storm.

Once more Victoria Danann has created a world unlike any other. Her characters are real, they speak to her and if you listen they will speak to you. Rosie Storm turns to her angel friend, Kellareal, asking for a place to stay away from her own dimension. A place where she can become part of the community, make friends and sort out who she is. There are so many things to learn. Rosie has the combined memories of both of her parents but she is only 14 months old. She
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Ingrid Thomas
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful bitter sweet story, that left me a Little bereft.

When Rosy had her temper tantrum and decided to run away, Little did she know all that she was about to learn!!!

her journey to adulthood wasn't as easy or as long as anybody else, but she learned thanks to the people that surounded her. but about love and sacrifice Carnal is the one that showed her.

I had the impresión that Rosy was going to end somewhere else, but the ending is something that took me compleatly by surprise.
I actually c
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Ann Ellis
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book is a continuation of Rosie's story from the "The Knights of the Black Swan" series. Rosie left her home dimension with the aid of a friend of her mother's. She winds up being placed with a group of hybrids who call themselves the Exiles.

This book is Rosie's story of her finding maturity. The story takes the reader through a whirlwind of emotions. By the time I finished the novel I was emotionally exhausted. This book is intricate. As always, Victoria puts you through the gambit of situ
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Stacie Russom
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this was an excellent book! there's not many books that I continue to think about after I've finished reading it. usually I just give it a rating, then move on to the next one. I finished this one a few days ago. I still can't get it off my mind. and I'm not ready to move on. Victoria Danann has a way of pulling into her books so much that I feel like I am a part of it. I am happy when they are happy, I laugh when they laugh, I mourn when they mourn... no other author has been able to capture my ...more
Cindy Foreman
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVED!! What a beautiful tragic coming of age tale! Kudos to Victoria for writing a sweet love story with a twist at the end worthy of me throwing my Kindle at a wall!! Carnal is sexy and cocky - the perfect man for Rosie or so it seems. Rosie`s powers are growing and it`s going to be scary good when she learns to control them ! I cannot wait for the next chapter of her tale. Love Deliverance and Kellareal - just sayin` !!


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Heather
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! Victoria has done it yet again. I was totally sucked into this book, living among the characters. Rosie goes to escape her reality and ends up finding herself. This book hits on all the life lessons, love, loss, war, peace. Grab this book, you will love it. (You may want to grab a box of Kleenex too, just in case. :)
Carolyn
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: danann-victoria
OH MY!!!!!! It's too hard to write anything without giving things away. However, I will say that I understand why the author did what she did. Great start to a spin off series. Victoria Danann is so very creative and I love her books. This one is no exception. And, it all starts with "My Familiar Stranger," Book 1 of the Knights of the Black Swan Series. Simply fabulous series!
Bobbi
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this book and it definitely made the emotions run high with me. Most definitely wasn't expecting the ending. Being able to watch Rosie grow in such a short time emotionally and intellectually was a rush. I am so wanting more. Victoria Danann, you are amazing.
Shanyn
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“…simply being outside a cage is not the same thing as being free.” – Rosie

There are some who would argue that life itself is one big cage and the key to happiness is learning how to work within its confines. I think it’s possible that the worst kind of cages are those we build around ourselves. Whether that be out of fear, perceived necessity or habit. It seems like once we build those cages, we intentionally throw away the key; satisfied to live within our own carefully constructed limits.

Tha
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Ellen Sandberg
Victoria Danann has done it again. This is a story that pulls you in and makes you care for each and every character.

Rosie is suffering. She has just broken up with her lover and she realizes it was mostly her own fault even if she won't admit it. She asks her friend Kellareal to find her a place where she can hide out and nurse her wounds. He takes her to a little project of his in another dimension and places her among the Exiled. Their race was about to be destroyed by the humans who had gen
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Ana
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a confession to make....I have all the Knights of the Black Swan books and have never read any, but now I see why everybody is always praising this series. It is deep, hopeful, tantalizing, so many different words I could use... I love that there are so many different paranormal
in the books, but most especially I love that Ms. Danann gives a little history of the previous books, so that you are not lost in this wonderful, diverse world of the Black Swan...I am going to make a point of rea
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Whitney
I had a hard time with this one. Ms. Danann is a great story teller and I once again got lost in her latest book and had a hard time putting it down. In fact, I don't think I put it down once I started reading.

Don't get me wrong, this is a good book, great even but I just couldn't get over the ending. It didn't feel like it belonged with the first 90% of the book. Plus there was a cliffie, God do I hate those! But at least we get a good tease as to the next book, which I know I'll pick up the m
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Dora
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
These Black Knight Swan stories are fascinating. Previously, it had been said that Elora Rose Storm was predestinated to be special, one of a kind and very powerful. After her heartbreaking relationship with Glenn, the one she thought preferred the job instead of her, Elora Rose Storm (Rosie) needed a break to get over Glenn’s decision. Years ago, the angel Kellareal had begun a special project thinking that he could kill two birds with one stone and when Rosie summoned him, seeing Rosie predica ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Where on earth, or in any dimension, do I start with this book? It is a continuation of the Knights of the Black Swan world, but set in a different world, with different characters, beings, and problems. Rosie, the daughter of Litha and Storm, ends up there after she asks "Lally" for somewhere to hide whilst she recovers from Glen leaving her. With firm instructions on just what she can and can't do, Kellareal takes her to the Exiled, where Rosie feels more at home than she is used to. She finds ...more
Pam
How do I tell you all how wonderful this book was without giving away spoilers? Not going to be easy. In my opinion this was Victoria’s Best Book Ever. (To Date). It made me reach deep inside & pulled at all of my emotions. Yes I am a very emotional person. But it still reached to the deepest regions & grabbed me & pulled them to the surface. It made me Laugh out loud. Yes I did snort!
Kallareal, the resident angel from The Knights of Black Swan series, Takes Rosie to the Exiled to he
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Love the world building of this author. I have read her whole Black Swan series and have come to expect the unexpected from her. This is paranormal after all. But this book....W..T..F..! So not what I was thinking I was going to get! i can't even give you much more than this without giving things away.

This is about Rosie Storm and her snit fit after Glenn broke her heart and chose the Black Swan team over her. Her "angel" guardian squirrels her away to his secret project location. He saved a gr
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is the author of over twenty five romances: paranormal, scifi, and contemporary.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES FOUR YEARS IN A ROW. - Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

She also won Paranormal Romance Novel of the Year FOUR YEARS IN A ROW and Scifi Fant
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