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Shattered is an erotic paranormal thriller that weaves an intricate web of events involving a playboy pop singer, a romance writer, and an unrelenting vampire. It features an unquenchable thirst for blood, an obsession that spans two decades and love beyond measure. Drake Devereaux, haunted by a tragedy in his past has avoided the trappings of love most of his life. Ebony ...more
Kindle Edition, Primary Edition, 259 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Kingston Publishing Company
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Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Shattered is a cleverly woven vampire tale. It's an erotic thriller with questionable morals. The story is a full-length novel, however, leaves the door open for more. It's the start of a series. Vampires live forever, but their humanity doesn't always shine through. The story tells the tale of two men. One bored with life the other wants things he cannot have. Being a vampire gives Soloman the illusion of everything he wants but the underlining truth is deadly. The
Mar 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Christina silsby
The book was great!! Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down. It is the perfect combo of erotic and paranormal. I can't wait to find out more about the Circle of the Red Scorpion and where Ebony and Drake's life takes them. Please hurry with book 2!! ...more
Dana Busenbark
Who is Broderick Devereaux? Where is he located? What does he do? Who is Solomon Blackwell? Who is Drake? What does Chase Sinclair do? I was shocked with what I learned at the beginning of the book about Solomon. What is the Sacred Order of Simiel? I am not sure how I feel about Veronica Devlin. What does Drake do for a living? What happens when Drake decides he wants more and is no longer satisfied with the life he lives? While I have mixed feelings abou Solomon, I find his past very interestin ...more
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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This starts out so innocuous introducing the characters eluding at many different possibilities, but never quite letting me settle on just one path. The story was a bit like being at the amusement park. It easily lulled me into a false sense of "everything is going to work out" and when I found my self relaxing and enjoying the ride ~ BAM! ~ I was suddenly dangling over a cliff, fear gripping my heart waiting as I waited breathlessly for a show of mercy.

If you are looking for an easy read this
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! This is the first book I have read from this author and I love it. It is the first of a series. This is full of emotion and drama. This is unlike any paranormal book I have read. The story is written in such detail that it is easy to imagine the scenes. They are so realistic. The characters personalities are so different from each other. They are well developed. We have two male lead characters, Drake Devereaux and his father Broderick. The villain is a wealthy well connected rogue vampir ...more
Caroline Doig
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st read and review for this author and what a fantastic story, I’m not going to give any spoilers because this book is that good but I will just give you a taste. Ebony is a romance novelist he life is boring and she wishes that she could live a life like she writes in her romance novels, but what she gets is that and a whole lot more. Drake is a vampire he’s a playboy never wanting to fall in love because of his devastating past meets Ebony by chance and everything that he’s swore w ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shattered and Avenged are your typical vampire stories. I was drawn to these books because of the blurbs and I love romance. Was I disappointed? Somewhat, because both books were more erotic romance than steamy romance, and I think the author focused more on the sex than love. The stories were intriguing and they had a lot of twists and turns that will keep the reader interested in them, but I was expecting more; something outside of the box. I didn't want the vampires to be typical. I will read ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will have you on the edge of your seat guessing what's coming next. Wow! There are so many layers to this story and as you dig into it the story becomes more intense. Drake has issues that he needs to get over and Ebony just may be the one to help him achieve them if he can put his past behind him but Solomon has come in contact with Ebony and she poses a resemblance to the woman he loved and lost. Now he is stalking Ebony with making her his own. Can they keep her safe and out of the ...more
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Addicted to the series, absolutely love it.
Each book just gets better and better every time I read a book from the series. Wonderful characters that can be related to. These books you won't want to put down, you'll be hooked from the start, I enjoyed reading them. I'd recommend your books to anyone. Loaded up with a drink so I could cuddle up and read it.
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Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
An intricately woven story filled with steam, mystery and suspense. I wondered why Solomon wanted Ebony so badly. She and Drake were finding their way together, but with hidden obstacles at every turn, it was a near impossible thing. I really enjoyed this story, although some of the details surrounding the other characters might have helped paint a better picture for me. It was an intriguing read, and I am curious to see what's in the next book. ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
He had enough of being a playboy and wants to change his life. She appears and they have a great night. They see each other but then he allows his fears push her away. A rogue vampire sees her and wants her. Can the two of them be together? Can they get together forever? Will his father protect them from the vampire? See how they will get on

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Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love conquers all

Wow! You talk about twist and turns, cloak and dagger, plots and pleasures this book have it all. I mean I couldn't put this book down keep me up half the night and from most of my work ;) but all in it was intriguing, mystifying, and exciting one you don't want to miss :) can't wait to start the next chapter of Drake and Ebony adventure.
Jacqueline Ellison
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Charlene Johnson for me and it was well written. Ebony and Drake are great characters and the paranormal storyline was steamy. This gripping story had me turning the pages trying to find out what would happen next.

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Debra  (Dragon Nanny) Phiri
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This book was amazing and you feel so many feelings about all the characters in the story!

You will feel love, strong dislike for situations and characters , a feeling of wanting to just shake Drake a few times too!

Charlene is a new to me author and I am psyched to read her next book!
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was gripping, well written & the chemistry between the characters sizzled throughout this wonderful read.

Well done Charlene. I look forward to more!
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THIS book is off the Chain! Loved it from cover to cover. A must read.
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Charlene is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives on a farm outside of Colville, Washington.

Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural book series she read was D

Other books in the series

Circle of the Red Scorpion (5 books)
  • Dawned
  • Avenged (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 2)
  • Returned (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 3)
  • Awakened (Circle of the Red Scorpion, #5)

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