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Ecstasy Unbound

(Guardians of the Realms #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,346 ratings  ·  284 reviews
Newly re-edited edition with bonus scenes never before included!

As one of the twelve Guardians, Urian has spent the last several centuries in a constant battle to keep the inhabitants of Earth’s Realms under control. Humanity has to evolve, hell beasts need to die, and Immortals need mates. But lately, Uri's mind is overrun with thoughts of the sexy Demi-Goddess he’s forb
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Published March 6th 2017 (first published January 18th 2014)
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Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pam by: Tracey
4 voyeuristic games stars

Uri and Alexandra were bound to come together, centuries of playing voyeuristic games that left a need that they will soon find out could only be filled or sated by one another. Being the first pair to ever go through a mating ceremony, it leaves too much unknown where the pasts are dark and the insecurities high. They need to let go and trust the bond they have and let fate guide them.

I began this series with book two, not really sure how I managed that, but in any ev
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

Keep eating me up with those eyes, little goddess, and I'll be so deep inside that hot little pussy you won't remember what you came her for.

With a title and cover like that, you have to wonder how well a book will deliver on the erotic element that's promised. In the case of this book book, no worries are needed. Ecstasy Unbound starts out with a bang, and concludes with one too. I'm sure you get my drift here...

But dirty in the most delicious way, of course.

Being the first book in
✰ Liz ✰
4 "Ecstasy Guaranteed" Stars

Ecstasy Unbound is a paranormal romance full of erotica, action, and romance. Setta Jay has created a magical world full of vampires, guardians, dragonesque creatures, and more unearthly beings! I thoroughly enjoyed every second that I spent exploring this world.


"The Creators had charged him and the eleven others with watching over and protecting the Four Realms of this world."

Uri is a Guardian and is charged with keeping the earth realm under control. He does that by
Stacey is Sassy
If I’d just followed the rules…

You live and learn and today I learnt that following the Romance Reader Holy Grail Rulebook, is essential to find true happiness in your reading experience.

I read out of order…dah dah dahhhhh

It’s OK, I managed to recover and move on, but it was touch and go for awhile there. I nearly didn’t finish Ecstasy Unbound and poor Setta Jay may have had a completely undeserved DNF on her hands. See, I’ve come to realise these books are released in a certain order for the f
Setta Jay
Jun 07, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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RATING: 3.5-4 Scorching Hearts!! :D <3

Ecstasy Unbound is carnal and addicting. Setta Jay does a superb job of building a world that is in equal measure intriguing and seductive. The paranormal aspect is wonderfully balanced with the romance, which is a huge plus for me. We have immortals, Greek gods, hell hounds, demons, dragons, shifters. You name it, and its in this book. And best of all, it never gives off the feeling of being overly crowded.

The erotica...well...there’s menage, voyeurism, rou
Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
There is a lot wrong with this book.

Info dumping is hard at work in the first 25%. And even with all the info that got dumped on me, I still have no idea about a lot of what happened in this. Weird words are thrown about constantly without any explanation, one hundred characters are introduced when they have little to no importance to the story and the lore is never fully explained. I guess I'm just meant to know what all the different races are, what they specialize in and where they come from?
Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

When I first heard about this series, I was told that ice was sorely needed for inflamed ovaries. Being the natural doubter that I am, I scoffed at all the warnings and dived head first into the first official book, having teased myself with the novella and lulling myself into a false sense of security. Knowing what I now know, if I had a chance to do this all over again, I would definitely do this right here, straight at my ovaries.

I'm not even going to play
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
For the last hundred years or so, Uri and Alex have been playing a game with each other. While she watches from the shadows, he tantalizes and teases her with what he does to women. The only one he truly wants is her, but she's forbidden. All he wants is to get to her (and her him), but they keep playing the game. However, they reach a stalemate when Alex's brother is in trouble and she needs Uri's help. She finally goes to him. Touches him. And pretty soon they realize that they're mates and ca ...more
Aisling Zena
3.5 stars

I knew going in that this book contained MFM and following a review that said there was one scene right in the beginning I thought, quite naively, that it wouldn't be between the main couple. And that first scene wasn't. Don't get me wrong I like reading ménage and MFM or MMF but I want all parties involved to be mated/love each other. But even though all the sex scenes were excruciatingly hot,
it annoyed me that there was a menage with the main couple and another male.
Why? Because Uri
MrsJoseph *grouchy*

I am not sure how I feel about this book - even now. This book caused me quite a bit of RAGE.

The prologue was a bit confusing - there was a huge info dumping session that almost left me reeling. We have the Greek pantheon (again. Why is everyone so obsessed with the Greek Pantheon????! Why not some Egyptian gods? Or Asian? Or something.) but instead of being up to their usual tricks almost all of them became tainted with some unexplained dark energy. They
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received for review

And I actually had already purchased this one. I'm funny.

This is going to be a great series. Uri is seriously smoking hot, and Alex is strong and doesn't really see all of her potential. They are amazing together. Plus Alex's brothers are hot and then there's all the other Guardians..I may melt.

This series is reminding me of series by Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, and Elisabeth Naughton all of which I love. Gods, demi-gods, immortals, and a whole bunch of "other worldly" b
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
Upon starting Ecstasy Unbound, I was immediately drawn into this world of Gods and Demi Gods. These Guardians of the Realms were a welcome return to PNR for me. I settled in and really sunk into this story. I want to start off in saying that overall, I really liked this and will continue reading. I am hooked on the plot and the ongoing storyline, and I can’t wait to see where this goes. The characters are great. It’s a good combo of sexy, sweet, fierce alphas and smart, courageous, beautiful wom ...more
J. Kahele
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

When I first started this book, I actually thought it was a hardcore erotic book...but it was so much more. Not to say there weren't some intense sexual play, ménage...etc. but it also had a lot of suspense. I really loved the characters, especially Alex. She was a very strong female lead and I loved the deep pull and attraction between her and Uri.

I have to thank my Goodreads friend Pam, for introducing me to this series!
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved Uri and Alex. They are perfect for each other! I really liked that they didn’t fight their attraction or their mating.

Also, I really hope we see more of Sam and Erik in the next books cause their story was left unfinished. I am rooting for them so much!

Overall I really liked this book, even though the ending was very rushed. It all ended very quickly, but since this is the first book in the series I am pretty sure many things will be answered in the next installments. Can’t wait to rea
Mindy Lou's Book Review
This is going on my favorites and re-reads lists. I thoroughly enjoyed the creativity of this paranormal story, the steamy hot love scenes and the possessive alpha men! I'm thrilled to know there are 7 more books in this series already published and waiting for me to read. The ending of book one is a prelude into book two and all I can say is wow! Loved it!

ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁

This was delicious! I agree with some of the readers when they said the beginning was a little confusing. But don't give up... just follow the story and you'll get it eventually.


Alex is a demi-goddess that is helping the Guardians fight against evil. She's strong, powerful, and sexy. But she is also insecure with herself and feels like a failure.

"It was crazy to him that, while he was able to see all of her beauty, loyalty, and skill, she saw mostl
This is a new series written by Setta Jay it's an Erotic PNR book and worth picking up, I really enjoyed this book.

As with all new series there has to be world building done, it's not my favourite part but is necessary, but the author adds in some hot sex to keep it fun.

Alex and her brothers live on earth and are Demi-gods and kick ass, literally they are highly skilled at helping others, which is good as the Guardians are unable to inflict pain on others, if they do they'll feel it a lot more.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3 stars

ARC kindly provided by author via Netgalley for an honest review.

This is a paranormal erotica book and the author is focused on this two parts! The story is full of mythical creatures and fantasy. The plot is also good although kind of slow in the first 30%. On the other hand, the setting of this world had to be prepared and Ms. Jay tried her best to do so. The writing is ok and few time kind of repetitive. The book is written on third person and it's always clear for who the author wr
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Setta Jay… you dirty little bird you! I likey : )) What a fantastic start to what Im sure will be an amazing series. You know how you can tell you’re reading a fantasy? Its not the telekinesis or the transporting from realm to realm. Its not that there are Gods and Demi-Gods or mating frenzy’s or even hell hounds. Nope. How you can tell you’re reading a fantasy, is when a man tells you that he will financially support your shoe habit and he means it. I think I fell a little bit more in love with ...more
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Page scorching, Ecstasy Unbound is a power packed erotic paranormal romance.

Gods, demigods, and all those supernatural creatures in between fill a cast of this action intense plot. Speaking of plots, there is a very strong plot, lots of world building and enough heat to burn the pages right out of your hands, Setta Jay has created the perfect balance of storytelling and erotica.

No gentle romance here, the content is adult only and graphic.

I received this copy of Ecstasy Unbound from Setta Jay, L
Wow. I love it when I come across a book that has good reviews and an interesting blurb and it turns out to all be true! This book was fabulous! An intriguing storyline and twist on old mythology, which I love, and great writing. The characters were captivating and the sex... Holy Hellhound Batman was it HOT! I didn't want to put it down! I was drawn in from page one until the last word, which made me sad cuz it was over. There were a bevy of characters introduced and I must admit that there we ...more
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An explosive erotic paranormal romance that simply sizzles!

Note: *for the adult reader/ over 18* this sinfully seductive and deliciously dark novel, is an electrifying first instalment within an exciting new series. As an avid reader of paranormal/ supernatural suspense genres my expectations were high, upon encountering ‘Ecstasy Unbound’ with its striking cover. Wonderfully dark and definitely ‘my guilty pleasure’, unlike other works of erotic paranormal this tale oozed originality and imaginat
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This eARC was kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley. All comments, reviews, & ratings are my own.

High-level plot:
In a world where a centuries old battle wages right under the Earth realm inhabitants' noses the stakes are always high for the 12 guardians charged with humanities safety. Immortals have been banned from the Earth realm & it's the guardian's job to enforce this. However, Urian 1 of the 12 guardians has a different high stakes game consuming his attention, one starring the go
First Read: 10th July 2015 - 3 stars
Second Read: 21st January 2016 - 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4)

When the gods nearly destroyed humanity in their greed and madness the creators banished them from the human realm into Tetartos where they will sleep until they are needed once more as a punishment for their crimes. A band of twelve immortal warriors now guard the realms, they are in charge of keeping the gods out and protecting the humans from the demons that try to possess them. As demigods Alex an
Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
FIVE Unbound Stars!

I'm so glad I decided to pick up this read. I'm a sucker PRN, a sucker for erotica and definitely the sexual tension and mystery of everything. And this amazing book had it all!

I love how the author didn't overshadow the main characters, yet still gave enough information on the others for me to get a feel and some sort of understanding.

Alex was really amazing. I love how delicate and innocent she was yet her actions contradicts those perfectly. Her past was harsh, and I co
Marta Cox
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I am a huge lover of paranormal romance and had this author recommended to me but had no idea just how erotic her writing would be. As this is the first book there's an awful lot of world building and creatures,names Demi gods etc to get to grips with which is necessary I know but a bit tedious. What really made me sit up and take notice though was the uber hot initial ménage scene which was a complete surprise! Yes much more erotic than I expected but then the characters started to make themsel ...more

An interesting twist on the fate of the Greek Gods/Goddesses, I really enjoyed the world building in this book. Given that this is a first book in a series there is a lot of information to take in but I found it all interesting and didn't find it overwhelming.

The H/h in this book are Uri a Guardian and Alex a demi-goddess and the scenes between the two were definitely steamy but there was so much happening that not enough time was spent focussing on their relationship IMHO. There are 12 Guardia

4 “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard” Stars.

This is a fantastic read admittedly I did have some issues with it throughout the book but once I got into it I loved every moment.

I’d settled into the read truly at around the 50% mark. This series has a lot of potential that I can’t wait to read the next book. To see where it goes from here. The world building is astonishing and unique but it took time to adjust to the characters, plot and writing. The beginning of the book is soooo stea
_All.Things.Steamy (V. Simran)
There was a time when I was really hooked to paranormal romance books. I was so into them and when I read this one, it blew me.
It has suspense, intensity, hot dominant males, sassy heroines, action and so so hot sex scenes.
If that’s your scene, check this series out.
I’m definitely going back to reading these. 😍
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