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Of Beasts and Bonds
A SEFIA Star Award Winning Book: Seal of Excellence for Independent Authors
A deadlier war begins. New enemies arise. And, a bond must be completed, before it is too late.
A new threat to the earth arises, in the form of the angry and vengeful gods Mami Wata and Oya, now free from their imprisonment, ...more
Yes, I loved N.D.'s writing style with very vivid mythology descriptions (500 years) and memorable characters (I am not giving out any spoilers) but I really wanted it my way after reading the first book.
I didn't read the first of the series but this book can be read as a stand alone without reading the first book. I can't wait for the final book and I'm going to read the first next so I understand it a bit better, although saying that it does explain it very well. It's a beautiful love story with the fantasy and paranormal running along side it. I really enjoyed even though ours the first b ...more
I really enjoyed the love story between Sanura and Asefa, a bond strengthened, not destroyed despite Mata Wata inflicting immense tragedies upon them and their love ones. You can feel t ...more
So since this is book 2 of a trilogy, know that you have to read book 1. This story is a continuation of the previous book. So having read book 1, I didn't think so much detail would be in this one. It's not enough that you can get out of reading book 1, but it's a lot. I thought so much detail in book 1 was to set up the character world, but I see that's just the particular style of this writer. Unfortunately it didn't always work for me and I found myself skimming often. I'm still invested ...more
Title: Of Beasts And Bonds
Author: N.D. Jones
Publisher: Kuumba Publishing
Series: Death and Destiny # 2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Of Beast and Bonds" by N.D. Jones
This novel was a the second in the 'Death and Destiny' which featured.....
Special Agent Assefa Berber and Dr. Sanura Williams picks up where book one left off [from the extensive world built around Western African lore and their culture]. The readers gets a paranormal romance [darker preternatural eleme ...more
I have really enjoyed this mated witch / cat set. Their trip of love and loyalty is remarkable . With great friends and family making a lot of wonderful interwoven side stories. A real test of strength and power. I look forward to the next story.
Wowza! What an amazing read! I honestly had no idea what to expect. With this author, expect the unexpected!
I've read tons of paranormal stories throughout the years. However, I've yet to stumble upon a paranormal read with the depth and complexity of this story. There are so many elements and components to this read. Together each element and component cohesively bind the story of Assefa and Sanura! Their painful journey is filled with strife, betrayal, and death. The death of Darryl Hughes is ...more
The Fire witch and Cat of legends are fouled into an ancient battle against the water goddess. I love how the author describes test and battles while introducing and describing new characters and ancient ways of the Motherland. It makes the reader excited for book 3 and wondering will they win the battle.
Sanura is the most powerful witch of legend and her love, Assefa is the most powerful cat of legend. The prophecy states that the Witch and Cat of Legend are to fight the Goddess Mami Wata to protect the world from her water demons. But first, they need to mate. Even though Sanura loves Assefa with all her heart, there are other ...more
The tension between Sanura and Assefa is based on elements that are typical for the paranormal romance g ...more
Author: N D Jones
Publication Date: 8/18/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
*May contain spoilers *
This story picks up where book one left us. Sanura and Assefa are planning to mate still but there are many things trying to prevent this from happening. The prophecy is trying to take hold so it is going to be an emotional battle for this couple and their loved ones. We also see a new relationship perhaps on the horizon. Zareb and Cin. Th ...more
As with the firs ...more
This author does a good job telling a story meant to be the center story of 3 when the reader has not read bk 1. In the beginning I was not impressed. There is a lot of time spent in describing the opulent clothing and home goods of the characters. I would have preferred more of the reasoning for what was happening. However, that peeve gave way to respect of the story telling ability of the author. She brought some really complex characters to the story and was able to make them real to ev ...more
*The Egyptian mythology
*The relationship between the characters and their ups and downs and how they worked through their issues
*The depth of the characters
*No love triangle
*The side stories where the main characters weren't present were kind of dragging.
Why Assefa got to go through hell and back since Sanura is still trying to hold on to her dead daddy. Man that whole back and forward was making me so mad. This man proved that he loves you without the extra of the witch of legends mess. It’s funny that she is a psychologist and still can’t see how her hang ups is hurting her relationship and their chances of winning. I hope she gets it together soon. As usual this series has sucked me in and I am loving it.
This book had everything I like in a romance. There was a tall, dark, and handsome hero in Agent Assefa Berber and a beautiful, strong heroine in Dr. Sanura Williams. There were also plenty of unexpected complications that rendered their love story unfulfilled despite their hot, passionate encounters. Then, throw in the paranormal aspect, plus envy, chaos, and murder and I was in heaven.
Author N. D. Jones is the talent we’ve been clamoring for. Her writing is clean, crisp, and exciting, and he...more
There were plenty of good guys to love...and bad guys to absolutely hate. (Like Greg's asshole father, and Mami Wata).
I don't know what took me so long to read this, ...more
It was slower than the first one and for my own personal read there was an overload of sex. Admittedly well written exciting sex but just too much!!
The characters, both good and bad are wonderful. Even though the story is mostly about Assefa and Sanura you get a great feel for all the characters.
When the story got going ...more
I liked it quite a lot but one thing I find strange and that’s the use of Jaguar shifters in a Africa setting. Jaguars are south and Central American animals, and to the best of my knowledge have never been found in either Asia or Africa. Why have them as central to a story featuring Africans?
So Sanura now believes, like all who meet her, witches and were-cat alike, that she is the prophecy fire witch. That she is the mortal reincarnation of Oya, goddess of wind, thunderbolts and fire. The one who just so happens to wage a war on her sister Mami Wata every 500 years. ...more