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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A light Paranormal read with a dash of romance.

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Heaven. Hell.
Good. Evil.
What do you believe in?
Who do you believe in?
The best day of my sad, pathetic life was the day I died.
I’m not a good person.
I want the name Rawson Lorde and all that goes with it to be forgotten on Earth. I deserve to rot in hell and reflect on my own choices for the rest of eternity.
I don’t d
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Published May 19th 2017
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Shani
When I started to read this book, I wasn’t honestly prepared for the remarkable journey Alora would take me on as she told the story of Rawson and Ysabelle.It’s one of those books that will give you a book hangover like you’ve never had.

Rawson is a man who has lived a life of unmeasurable happiness at times, and the lowest point of tragedy you could ever face. All of this before he even lost his life. But then, somehow he’s brought back along with his guardian angel, Oath. In his mind, his death
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GrnEyed
Alora Kate is fast becoming one of my favorite indie authors. Crash.Burn.Sting is, at the very least, a gut wrenching read. At least by the time I read the last word that’s how I felt.

The book offers so much to the reader. You have Rawson, a man who has suffered the worst losses a person can experience. The life he leads following those losses leads him to a less than idyllic life. Ultimately, one decision sends him into the ever after. He’s left in a battle between Heaven and Hell. More import
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Yvonne Eason
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I would be giving 5 stars to a paranormal book. Never in a million years. However, Alora Kate's, Crash, Burn, Sting has totally changed my opinion on that.

I went into this book after the author said it was light paranormal and not like most. I have read other books by this author and loved them. So after trying to decide if to take the plunge or not, I went for it.

It has comedy, heartbreak, anger and love. I was really shocked by how much I loved this book. The connection betwe
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Anne Milne
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm really not sure how to describe this book without giving too much away, for me it was a totally unique concept with a fantatsic story.
As the blurb states Rawson died he thinks everything is over but the fun is just beginning when he realises that God and The Devil are in competition to see who gets him. Rawson fascinated me as because of what he did he truly believes he's worthless the lowest of the low and deserves to go to Hell. He's given a second chance that he doesn't want and he's sent
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Melissa Christenson
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow I'm seriously blown away! What an Awesome book Alora Kate! This book takes you trough a grieving man's journey when he gets a second chance to decide if he belongs in heaven or hell. If you get emotional while reading grab some tissues because this book will pull your heart strings for sure. I loved Rawson and his bad attitude, and his guardian angel Oath was kick ass. It cracked me up every time she would read his mind and answer. Ysabelle was such a strong heroine who went through a lot to ...more
Brittani
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This isn't your average supernatural story. It's different. I'd bet money you've never read one like this before!

I went into this book not knowing exactly what to expect. The plot was unique and not something I had read before and so I absolutely loved that but I felt there were holes here and there. Nothing that made the book bad by any means, I simply felt it was lacking something. I'm not a fan of obscene swearing either, so that was something that sort of left a bad taste in my mouth. I don'
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H.B. Jasick
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nothing ended up the way I wanted it to, and this story made me cry. I don't cry. If I were a petty and irrational person, I would Hate this story. I am not those things. In fact, I absolutely loved this book! The story is the most unique story that I have ever read. I was hooked by the first page. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to punch a certain character in the throat, at times. The story kept me interested the entire time. It's a SUPER sad and unfortunate story, with moments that have you ...more
Shelly Wygant
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rawson believes he should go to hell instead of heaven. Instead he finds himself returning to earth with a mission he wants not part of and a guardian angel that won't stay out of his. head. Ysabelle is bound and determined to live her life to the fullest, after all she has cheated death twice.

Ms. Kate writes a story that has characters that are full of life and will have you laughing and crying. She also writes a story that is full of intrigue, suspense, happiness and sadness that gut wrenchin
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Edna Staples
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG. Alora Kate did it again. She pulls you right into her book and make you feel what the
characters are feeling. This is a must read from the start to the finish. oh why does she do this for,
she knows how to tear a piece of someone's heart. See most people are so committed to their jobs in different ways and to be honest it is good to see an author that actually put that into a book. This among a few of her others books are truly a must read..... There is so much about this book that makes a r
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Cindy Mathis
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alora Kate has done it again! She said, I think want to write a paranormal book, and wow!! Did she deliver!! This story is unlike anything I've ever read before. It is different and new. But Alora pulls your heartstrings so tight, then releases them so slowly to let you experience all the feels. 5+stars!
Jessica Byrd
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!!

Fantastic book! I couldn't put it down. This is not Alora's usual genre, but she proved she can write anything!
Kim Sutton
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crash Burn Sting follows Rawson as the powers that be (God and the Devil) decide what is to become of his soul. Rawson clearly thinks he's not worthy for anything but Hell, but God decides to send him back to Earth for a special job before it is decided what will happen to his soul.

This is Alora Kate's first paranormal novel and I think she did an amazing job. It's not overly paranormal so if your not a huge fan of that kind of book this would be brilliant for you. There is a lot going off in t
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Briana
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Something that I appreciate about Alora Kate is how she writes in such different genres. Just whatever comes to her gets put down on paper! I just love it!

This book was definitely not what I was expecting at all! One of the things that I enjoy as a reader is getting to see everything fall into pieces while the characters are still trying to figure it out while I am over here yelling at them and contemplating throwing my kindle on the ground. I like the feeling of getting a sneak peak and Alora d
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crash. Burn. Sting. 3 words that can give life such a different meaning. You’re going to crash. It’s going to burn or sting. But you can always get up and try again. I was skeptic after starting this book. I wasn’t sure where it was going and was different from any other book I have ever read. I am so glad I continued with it and didn’t give up. The characters had such raw emotion. I honestly felt like I could feel their pain and suffering. And later, I also felt their love. After finishing this ...more
Sassy Southern
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book starts off with the Devil and God fighting over a man named Rawson's soul. He swears the devil deserves it because there's no way he belongs in heaven. But he was doing a good deed when he died. So to figure out his fate they sent him back to earth as cupid. His guardian angel Oath thinks its the greatest thing. She's super excited. She has been his guardian angel his entire life. He questions her skills because he did a lot of bad things after his wife died. Which of course he blames G ...more
Susan
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I LOVE this book by Alora Kate. Crash Burn Sting is a unique story that had me hooked from the beginning. I don’t usually read Paranormal but I’m so glad I gave this one a try. It’s light on the paranormal but heavy on the feels. It’s an emotional journey that not only had me in tears, but also made me smile and chuckle at times. I love that she gave me information slowly, allowing me to make my own predictions. I sensed something more…..deeper and when it all came together, oh, my heart.

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Jennifer Juers
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 "Until the end of time" stars!!!

WOW am I glad I found this author! I also love that KFA doesn't fall into the normal realm of bloggers because she helps authors that aren't well-known in the community of FB and I've found some exceptional authors this way!

In Crash Burn Sting the main character Rawson has found himself in purgatory. He wants to go to hell but his guardian angel, Oath, is convinced that he has more work to do on earth before he is sent to either Heaven or Hell. The book is li
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Lesley Ellis
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

I went into this book blind, knowing absolutely nothing about it apart from the title. I have read a few books by Alora already and loved them. This was different.

I have never been one for paranormal books, the ones i have read in the past i have never truly enjoyed, so tend to stay clear. If i had known that this had a paranormal twist to it - i probably would not have read it. I am so so SO glad i didnt know! I'm so glad i read this
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Helen (Blissfully Bookish Besties)
This is Alora Kate's first paranormal book and just goes to show that she can write any genre and it will be amazing! Crash burn sting is a unique story and it really had me hooked. With Good and Evil fighting over his soul, Rawson is given a second chance and is sent back to Earth with his Guardian Angel, Oath. But he neither wants, or thinks he deserves, to be anywhere but spending an eternity in hell. I love the characters, and with the emotion and rawness that Alora Kate commits too, she mad ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Alora Kate is exactly why I love reading paranormal stories so much. Crash, Burn, Sting delivers on a unique storyline between the battle of heaven and hell and love and loss.

Alora has created such an awesome story that takes you on a spiritual ride between two main characters that are connected by death yet their attraction to one another is heart wrenching and emotional.

I loved everything about this book. You definitely are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions from laughing your head o
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***Kim's Review!!!***

I received an ARC for my honest review.

Crash Burn Sting follows Rawson as the powers that be (God and the Devil) decide what is to become of his soul. Rawson clearly thinks he's not worthy for anything but Hell, but God decides to send him back to Earth for a special job before it is decided what will happen to his soul.

This is Alora Kate's first paranormal novel and I think she did an amazing job. It's not overly paranormal so if your not a huge fan of that kind of book th
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Brittany Hively
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you, Alora Kate is killing it this year. Her newest release, Crash, Burn, Sting is one of my top reads of the year making both of her releases of the year topping that list for me! I was introduced to Alora Kate by an ad were she was changing book covers and I bought the original books because I'm a sap for original covers. I. Regret. Nothing. 2017 has definitely been her year in releasing amazing books.

Crash, Burn, Sting is a paranormal romance, but it is not your usual paranormal.
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Sylvia
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is a struggle between God and Satan for Rawsons soul... They both feel they have the rights to it...so to speak... Rawson is given a chance to go one way or the other by doing certain deeds back on earth. Rawson feels he does not deserve to go to heaven, but his guardian angel, Oath, feels he is worth the redemption. This is an interesting story of an inner struggle, good vs bad... and every one having just a little bit of good in them no matter what they have done in life.
Alora Kate has s
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Amber Martin
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crash. Burn. Sting. 3 words that can give life such a different meaning. You’re going to crash. It’s going to burn or sting. But you can always get up and try again. I was skeptic after starting this book. I wasn’t sure where it was going and was different from any other book I have ever read. I am so glad I continued with it and didn’t give up. The characters had such raw emotion. I honestly felt like I could feel their pain and suffering. And later, I also felt their love. After finishing this ...more
Ri
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.4 stars

This isn't what I would classify as romance since it doesn't have the typical steam. Yet, I would call it romance because it a story about love and soulmates. It is going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.

I loved the twist on Johnny and Cash and who they were supposed to be. I felt the connection between Rawson and Oath. It made me smile when she hot in his head. Then there was Issa. My heart hurt for her knowing she could never have what her soul wanted. It was a relief
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Becky Baldridge
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm always thrilled when I run across something a bit different from the norm, and Crash Burn Sting is certainly different. Different than what I expected. Different than anything I've read before. In a thoroughly good way. This original take on guardian angels is emotional - like great big tears emotional - so have the tissues ready, but it's impossible not to get caught up in Rawson and Ysabelle. It's a story of love, soulmates, loss, grief, revenge, and redemption. Much like real life, things ...more
Stephanie Herman
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Second chances. How many of us will ever actually get that? How much pain and suffering does one need to go through to earn such a gift. Alora Kate delivers a heart-wrenching story about just that. This paranormal novel with a splash of romance will keep you reading from start to finish in one sitting just to find out what happens next. I fell in love with the characters and thought the storyline was solid and very well thought out. I recommend this book to anyone who believes in soul mates and ...more
Cindy Fong
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"We all crash and that it'll burn or sting, but we have to get back up, brush ourselves off, and keep going."

What an amazingly well written story. It was raw and gritty and sweet. Rawson, reincarnated as cupid has to help people to fall in love to determine his future. The problem, he doesn't believe in love anymore. With the help of Oath and Ysabelle, Rawson will be forced to face his inner demons to have his HEA. This is a very different love story that had so many feels.

Natalie Johnson
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This was a totally different book from what I read, but I really liked it. When Rawson dies the devil and God are fighting over his soul, but God decides that he needs to go back to earth as Cupid. Then they will decide where he goes.

This was a fun read about soulmates and I really think you will enjoy it!
Sarah Cupcake
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have again fallen for a book by this author. I continue to be amazed by the depth of her characters & worlds. While I do not consider myself a religious person, I am spiritual and thoroughly enjoyed this story. You will see love and faith in a new light as you struggle through the battles of the characters. Maybe true love really does exist after all.
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Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the
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